There are a LOT of out of stock minis these days and that leads to insanity like this…
From the port situation, to runaway hits, to the randomness of major manufacturers restocking schedules – it’s an odd time to be a wargamer. It seems like we live in a two-faced Golden-Age of tabletop wargaming.
On the one hand, there has never been more consumer choice with each week bring us more and more product choices.
On the other hand, there are massive shipment delays and out of stock items all over the place, from the kickstarters up to the major manufacturers.
But wargamers have to game and if they want the hard to find minis bad enough there will always be someone there to give them their fix. Over the past few weeks BoLS has been receiving links and emails with examples of the craziness the aftermarket is descending into as desperate gamers scramble and claw to get those hard to find out of stock miniatures for their armies.
Here are merely two quick examples pulled from Amazon and Ebay (go search, you’ll find em) . There are DOZENS more, and the scary thing is that on ebay, you can run searches on sold merchandise and see that some of these items do sell!
See anything unusual with these items for sale?
Hey, Necron Tomb blades are good now. Too bad they have been out of stock for months…
Over in X-Wing land, the brand new Scum & Villainy faction has spiked demand for the long out of stock Slave 1 (given a shiny new set of rules for the new faction).
~And you thought the price of minis was high now… Would you pay whatever it takes to get the out-of-stock minis you wanted, or just wait?