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The H Man01 Jul 2024 7:30 p.m. PST

GW are giving away a free mini each month and they are jumping on the collectible coin band wagon.

Get a free album with your 6th coin.

I wonder how they will know?

Figures (1st a kroot) may vary, so ar probably just from boxed sets??

And regular free marine/sigmarine.

No TOW!

Grumpy.

Seemed like a good chance to push it, get some models in hands.

However, it may feature in months to come.

Louis XIV03 Jul 2024 7:02 p.m. PST

jumping on the collectible coin band wagon.

They've been doing that for a couple years now.

The MoM (model of the month) generally coincides with whatever is released that month as well. Last month was a Darkoath Savage and July is a Kroot. Some models are from broken up boxes others are dedicated mini frames.

The MoM is great for painting technique practice / trials…then toss.

The H Man04 Jul 2024 1:32 a.m. PST

People can toss them my way.

I remember them giving people figures back in the 90s.

I guess it plays on that psychological thing that they may, inturn, buy something.

A free plastic mini may work on kids, but I don't see adults falling for it.

I guess it's the kids they want.

A box or at least full sprue would be better.

I get it as a painting demo, but otherwise is not very helpful, especially if your new an have no glues or paints.

I guess, if they don't let people play in store, they need something to get people in.

My suggestions would be:

Models people want (as they obviously aren't coming in as they don't stock them)

Let people play in store (I'm assuming they still don't, haven't seen any playing going on when in there)

Not be so "company line" in conversation. When a company thinks it's perfect, I get suspicious. Staff should be able to have human opinions.

Stuff like that.

PS

Other game stores fulfill these criteria, they don't need to give things away.

Except GW discounts!

Hmm… There's another one!

Louis XIV04 Jul 2024 4:11 a.m. PST

free plastic mini may work on kids, but I don't see adults falling for it.

You walk in, you get one. I don't think I've ever asked "May I have a MoM kind sir"

Let people play in store (I'm assuming they still don't,

This may be a regional thing. My store just had a Kill Team tournament. Space is limited so there were heats over a few days to get to a final round.

There is also the painting space and many people come in to hobby.

Staff should be able to have human opinions.

They do but they represent GW. With the AoS release I suggested Slapchop for the store copy but Marketing set the color and technique for the Demo set.

My Warhammer store manager plays Bolt Action outside of "work"

The H Man04 Jul 2024 6:48 a.m. PST

"You walk in, you get one"

They should look out, Coles and Woolies got heat for that sort of thing. And that was to paying customers. They have since put out recycling bins and or gone bio degradable.

"My store just had a Kill Team tournament."

I was meaning casual games.

The tables always seem dull and lifeless when I'm in.

People using them would be better advertising, especially for passers by looking in.

GWs loss.

To the casual observer tables with minis and terrain can look pretty barron.

Without players rolling dice, theres no context. Just looks like some lino on a table with a few toys or what not scattered on to, making the place look untidy.

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