Had a very interesting talk with some folks that were coming from one of the local Games Workshop stores where they are organizing a series of game nights for this. Sounds like, from the Fan Wiki, that it has been around since 2001. The one kid was working out how much of his War Hammer stuff he was going to have to sell in order to fill his wish list for this. Got into a great discussion on cardstock proxies and directed them here. Maybe they'll drop by. Maybe not.
I have to applaud their business model, but my oh my they sure have overpriced stuff. But it sure is beautiful
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Also be aware most of their humanoid LoTR figures are closer to true 25mm then their normal over bloated 30mm style. Those who are used to the normal GW stuff will find these figures a little small and thin. LOL
Not saying the size difference is bad, just folks should know before getting something.
GW indeed started their Lord of the Rings mini and gaming ranges to tie in with the release of the first of the Peter Jackson directed Lord of the Rings movies in 2001. Initially, the minis were primarily those shown in the movies, but they've expanded the ranges well beyond that (so including things like Tom Bombadil and Goldberry, for instance). They ran a partworks series of magazines + minis for a while as well, which was a cheaper way to pick up the minis, albeit obviously only those released with the magazines. They also put out some A-frame paper minis with those magazines, albeit only featuring front views, shots of the painted minis (I've mentioned this before elsewhere on the CWF).
Their business model leaves something to be desired in parts, such as their big summer Warhammer Age of Sigmar release for the living-tree Sylvaneth faction that included a new Battletome for said faction centrally featuring on its cover a wonderful winged tree-humanoid, which they've still singularly failed to release as a miniature (beyond being part of a very expensive boxed set game that sold out in about three days this April, and which has never been available since). It's one of many issues that causes great embarrassment for the staff in the GW shops should you go in and ask (like the paints detailed in said tome and other recent publications which don't actually exist when you try and find them on their webstore site)...
As regards the overpricing, it's worth shopping around online, as discounts of 20%-25% are fairly standard with mail order only companies, and you can get better deals than this at conventions sometimes.
stoff: These are the versions that i was talking about.
Jul 22, 2020 7:25:03 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I have a simple plan: never make money, never pay taxes! Kidding, I know taxes how we pay for civilization.
Jul 22, 2020 6:24:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: That's okay, so is the IRS. I'm pretty sure my tax return is one of the millions stored in trailers and unprocessed.
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okumarts: My taxes are still at the accountant. They are backlogged.
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Vermin King: Well, my day has been spent on work and taxes. Am I the last forum member to do their 2019 taxes?
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Vermin King: It does help keep you from picking up unintended hitchhiker files, though. It would be better if they gave a notification that you are attempting to download multiple files and to check the box in front of each file you wish to download
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Vermin King: Not all progress is beneficial...
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