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The H Man20 May 2024 6:48 p.m. PST

So good to see Lord or the Rings back in metal!

Painted a lot of plastic, fine(cough)cast and resin, but metal beats them all.

"We meet again, at the turn of the tide."

I certainly hope so.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2024 7:01 a.m. PST

What are you referring to?

Dagwood21 May 2024 7:15 a.m. PST

I saw some the other day, not sure if they were metal or not. Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn in a set for £27.00 GBP That's £9.00 GBP per figure …

Perris070721 May 2024 11:37 a.m. PST

Must be made of Mithril.

emckinney21 May 2024 9:29 p.m. PST

Aside from GW prices, the sales volume will be very small. Just designing and printing the packaging is disproportionately expensive. And packaging is a shockingly expensive part of the cost of gaming materials.

Louis XIV22 May 2024 3:57 a.m. PST

sure if they were metal or not

That is "The Three Hunters"'pack and makes the HQ for the Army of the Dead. GW has made many versions of the same model depending on how they appeared in the movies and one time or another.

If you just need those the models, the Fellowship is 30. Oh, they are plastic

The H Man27 May 2024 1:44 a.m. PST

They seem to be listed as special order items.

Packaging doesn't probably matter, as they are likely genetically packaged.

That said, these days packaging is cheap, and it's just a few clicks to design it, especially with gws back catalogue of images/text.

That said, outside of the mould, it's still probably the most expensive item for plastic kits. Perhaps decals/canopies too? But GW kits rarely have these.

"Must be made of Mithril."

Well, metal, yes.

I know most women get it, especially when it comes to jewellery.

Plastic/resin is poor man's metal.

I have no problem with plastic grunts as an option though.

Paul Walks03 Jun 2024 3:35 a.m. PST

The models are great but too expensive. In Australia GW charges us more than the equivalent exchange rate in the UK plus extortionate postal costs, which is a real rip off. GW has lost alot of gamers over the years in Australia. There are better 3d printed models out there which are much cheaper.

The H Man03 Jun 2024 3:15 p.m. PST

And a large second hand market.

Prints can vary in material quality and aren't the genuine article.

I'd think some other companies plastics may be better rank fillers.

More consistent and possibly durable and cheaper.

Like Vikings for extra Rohan.

Off brand LOTR has 6 decades of stuff to pick from.

Prince August had/has fantasy moulds with dwarfs and goblins so on. Probably 20-50 dollars a mould, then just pump out a Moria full.

You can use metal, resin, putty, probably air dry clay and such like Even paper mashe (however it's spelt) should work for cheap.

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