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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Oct 2018 9:41 p.m. PST
repaint14 Oct 2018 11:15 p.m. PST

Yes, but why so popular in the UK?…

Gamer/population ratio must be the highest in the world (if not in the entire galaxy!!!)

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 4:06 a.m. PST

I was surprised that GW minis are made in the UK---bravo on that. Also may explain why they are so expensive!

3AcresAndATau15 Oct 2018 5:00 a.m. PST

Not necessarily. Perry Miniatures plastic kits are UK manufactured too. Once you pay for GW's extra overhead, overdesigning, writing, and a big old dividend for all the Scottish shareholders, it tends to drive up GW prices.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Oct 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

Amazing – a company that started as a way to market wooden breadboards that had been carved into solitaire sets is now a FTSE Top 250 listed company.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

It's a very different company now alas.

They were manufacturing some kits in China. A point to remember, laws in the UK depending (or more accurately, GWs adhesion to them), just because it says made in UK does not mean the sprues are cast in the UK. The boxes may be just packed in the UK. Things like this can be confusing especially on food items. Though I would not doubt some casting is done in the UK, high volume Jobs may well take place in China. Worth looking into.

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On the Perry's, they may not make much at all from plastics, profit wise (like I know!). I would assume they let them go cheap because they want to make them and want them to sell well and promote their Metal ranges.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

Good read. Like or hate GW, good sales at GW is good for mini business in general.

I'd be interested in seeing a similar article done on the American gaming audience.

IronMike28 Oct 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

Let's not forget GW's American shareholders (such as myself!) We're part of the problem too!

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