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Saturday, 22 December 2012

AN EXPECTED REFERENCE TO AN UNEXPECTED PARTY

It was tiddling down with rain all day today, so this afternoon I took Robin to see The Hobbit. It was with a heavy heart that I went along, for what little I had seen of the characters in the film I feared the worst, but actually I thought it was excellent, and more importantly Robin loved it too. The Dwarf city under the Lonely Mountain was fantastic and had me itching to get modelling, and I thought the Great Goblin was very well done. I won't rattle on about the things I didn't like (beardless dwarves really rankle) but I could see everything that was changed. added or different to my own personal imaginings of Middle Earth was done for a very good reason.

Afterwards we stuck our head into Games Workshop, just along the road from the cinema. I didn't get a chance to look at a great deal as I was cornered by an aggressive sales person (I hate that in shops), but Robin slipped away to check out the orc boar riders he covets. I did however glimpse this little set

The White Council

hmmm, 4  quite nice figures...what's that? Not cast in metal, but crumbly resin which breaks as soon as you look at it? And the price...... can you believe it? £45.

I am being naive, or is that rather a lot even by todays standards?

6 comments:

  1. You are not naive sir,I agree totally .They are indeed rather a lot. I pity parents that are pressurized in to parting with loads of cash on the GW shoppes...
    I loved the film ,think the figures are great but have made a conscious decision not to by into them as I think the prices are immoral.
    I'll stick to Minifigs Mythical Earth I fear...

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  3. Fantasy figures at fantasy prices! On my very rare visits to GW shops I tell the 'aggressive sales person' that I'm an historical Wargamer. They look either confused or frightened.

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  4. What !! nice they may be - wow thats a lot for 4 figures

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  5. Witness my own incredulity at GW's pricing here:

    http://drumsdeep.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/a-rant.html

    Mad as a match Hare.

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  6. Totally agree with you chaps. My wife and I were in the local GW yesterday, as I needed pots of their brown and black washes. My wife took the opportunity to buy a present for a fellow we know, just a token. She asked for Skaven, and was given a box for £20 and one for £25, she was then told she could have an even better 'deal' for £65 ! She said, 'no', and only just stopped the assistant ringing up both boxes of Skaven when she only wanted one. I don't blame the poor old assistants, but do feel sorry for the kids. Mind you, good reaction to my answer to the bog standard question: 'What are you painting?' - 'Cuba, April, 1961'. Uh, wha? who?

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