GW: “Made To Order” Program Confirmed

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Want to get your hands on GW out of print models.  Nottingham has a new program for that!

via Games Workshop Salisbury 10-5-2016

“Missed out on any old models when they went onto last chance? You may want to keep your eyes on our Facebook page on 15th October” 

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This sounds like a miniatures analogue to the Black Library “print on demand” program.  So far GW has only mentioned items from the “Last Chance” inventory being made available again in some way.  We will have to wait till next Weekend to see what the scope of the Made to Order program is.

~I seriously doubt this will lead to the GW bitz-van’s return, but I’ll settle for being able to order old out of print kits.

 

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extra credit: Who remembers this vehicle and it’s fate?

  • Valeli

    Does this mean my sisters will never actually get fully discontinued?
    #SmallSteps

    • Skathrex

      There are rumors that the 13th Black Crusade will reach Terra and it will be defended by Custodes and Sisters of Silence, but I am not sure if this aplies to 40k or more to 30k.
      If it is 40k it would suggest that SoB will become SoS

      • OldHat

        The SoB were the SoS in the Heresy. It makes no sense for them to turn into the thing they were and stopped being, etc. 13th Black Crusade probably won’t reach Terra, of if it does, it stalls out and is defeated by Mahreens. No need to the Sisters to show, right GW?

        • Severius_Tolluck

          Correction. They never ever were SoS! Two completely different factions.

          • Valeli

            Yeah. The Sisters of Silence are an interesting little group that may or may not still exist in the 40k time period.

            I wouldn’t object at all to seeing them get a few units (or heck, an entire list) somewhere, but I wouldn’t want to see it replace the Sisters of Battle.

            That would be very disappointing as, despite both factions having women with guns and not using psykers (for different reasons), they’re otherwise quite distinct.

          • OldHat

            Thought I read a story about a Sister who broke her silence and loved the Emperor as a God. Figured that was BL going for a “secret origin” kinda deal. I could be wrong.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Only correct if they do massive retcon. Breaking vow or not does not make one automatically a sister or vice versa. They have separate origins and are separate bodies that do not interact or share origin point aside from both are female and have a military branch.

          • OldHat

            Yep. I said I could be wrong. Honestly been years since I read that HH story. Thought it was their super secret way to explain the SoB akin to the GK origins. Guess not. Though who knows. GW retcons like a boss when they need to rejigger their IP.

          • Skathrex

            I think that was just a Sister Hospitalis with a Vow of Silence

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Maybe, if there were huge retcons. Sisters of silence are an entirely different entity with their own hierarchy. They are all blanks. They mainly only sit around on Terra or on black ships now if at all.
        Sisters started as Daughters of the Emperor and then became Brides of the Emperor during the Apostasy schism. Once the leader of the Brides of the Emperor went with a Custodies to the Golden Throne, she went and took the head of the false prophet and proclaimed Sebastian Thor as the true word of the Emperor.
        They then became the sisters of battle in the following centuries as the loops hole of the legal decree saying the Ecclesiarch shall have no men at arms in the name of the faith…

        • Skathrex

          I know, I was a bit confused by these rumors too.
          I see it less from a Fluff Standpoint and more from a design one.
          I don’t think you could just take SoB miniatures. Maybe they are a Imperial Supplement?
          From a design Point it would just be a “Female” army.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Yet they somehow did it for Genestealer cult, which is far more limited. Same with Harlies and Admech, so why not SoB? Why does everyone think that?

          • Skathrex

            I honestly have no idea…again…
            Chaos rework would be very good too.
            But with SoB is the same as with Chaos, they don’t really know what to do with them and in which direction they wanna go.

      • Benderisgreat

        I thought the Imperial Fists were waiting for Horus when he got to Terra. Does this imply 40k, and if so, why isn’t Terra better defended?

        • Skathrex

          I would take these rumors with a lot of salt, because its to far out.
          But you are right it points more to 40k.
          And I think the Imperium is too far stretched for a better defense. Also you don’t know what battles have been fought before Terra.

  • Alexander Lucard

    Looks like I can buy some Tomb Kings and Bretonnians!

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Wouldn’t mind a Khalida for less than $100.

    • D. B.

      Rule Bretonnia, Bretonnia rules the waves,
      Peasants ever ever ever shall be slaves!

      • Severius_Tolluck

        I nearly had a few tears burst from my eyes in laughter!

  • Carey_Mahoney

    I’m excited about this!

  • Riot

    https://www.facebook.com/GWPortsmouth/

    **BIG NEWS**
    Made to order items:
    From 15/10 we will be re-issuing some discontinued models, on a made to order basis. Watch this space for more info.

    • The troubling word here is “some”.

      Otherwise… Diaz-Daemonettes anyone? 🙂

      • Aezeal

        I’d say it’s probably only last generation resin/plastic stuff.. not 20 year old metal stuff 😀

        • Kevin Johnston

          awww so i can’t get Vect’s pimpmobile?

        • matus

          So 90s goblin characters…

      • Crevab

        As the story goes, weren’t the molds destroyed?

      • Thomas Gardiner

        Man those models were great. So much better than the current daemonettes.

        RIP Boob Daemons.

        • Admiral Raptor

          You can still get them from China.

  • benn grimm

    Would love a couple of necro-sphinxes for tzeentch themed grinder conversions.

    • James Tompsett

      Read Necro-sphinctors and grinder and almost flagged this.

      • benn grimm

        Lol.)

  • TenDM

    I wonder if this will include stuff that was made obsolete. Ie, old style Eldar Windriders.

  • generic eric

    Chubby genestealer patriarch on throne? I hope this adventure of theirs pans out. I would like to see a build your own sprue for a custom kitbash for tyranid super monsterous creatures.

  • Nick1080

    Interesting… wonder what the mark-up will be… on demand manufacturing of old metal/finecast stuff maybe being a viable business proposition but injection moulded plastic in small batch orders? Hard to see that being profitable. Unless… they’re going to offer 3d printed versions of this old stuff.

    • DeadlyYellow

      I have doubts the runs are as difficult as people make them out to be. Also wouldn’t really surprise me if they had a secondary setup for smaller batches.

      Markup is still liable to be nasty. Commanding the premium has rarely painted GW in a positive light.

    • Old zogwort

      I am quite sure that most FW products and some obscure GW web only products are already made to order. It shouldn’t be that hard to just use some old but still functional molds instead in that process. So we might be lucky. But hey its GW so we can never be sure about the prices. ; )

  • Richard Stinson

    Well, hopefully I can get a Space Marine BFG fleet again!!!

  • King Muddah Effin Brandon

    Chaplain On Bike Chaplain on Bike Chaplain on Bike Chaplain on Bike Chaplain on Bike

    • el_tigre

      Lol, just pilfered one from a mates old stash of plastic (metal in this case) crack. A steal at £0.

  • Old zogwort

    WOW ! this will be huge if it is true.

  • Old zogwort

    Anyone know how far back in time they will go ?

    • Anti-Gravity

      Yeah totally dude, we are all just hiding it and this site which presents breaking info decided to omit THE MOST KEY ASPECT OF THE SERVICE THAT EVERYONE IS WONDERING ABOUT. WE ALL KNOW THIS CRUCIAL DETAIL AND ARE HIDING IT FROM YOU.

      • Lord Penguinius

        Chill out dude, it was just a question.

      • Loki Nahat

        breaking info, are we reading the same site? This is BoLS, it’s empirically either the last site, or the most inaccurate

        • Anti-Gravity

          So why are you clicking on articles that should be old news to you, or obviously complete nonsense? You enjoy wasting your time or . . . ?

          Thanks for comin’ out.

          • Loki Nahat

            Nah, I just come here for your newdudebro tears

      • Old zogwort

        Lol, ehm your shift key seems to be mostly stuck. It isn’t as unusual that the commentators of these topics have and or would like to share more information than the article writers. And hey a guy can ask right. What is the worse that can happen, me not getting an answer ?

      • Old zogwort

        Lol, ehm your shift key seems to be mostly stuck. It isn’t as unusual that the commentators of these topics have and or would like to share more information than the article writers. And hey a guy can ask right. What is the worse that can happen, me not getting an answer ?

        • euansmith

          The Magic 8Ball say, “Try again later”

      • Thomas Gardiner

        You should probably cool it with the ‘roids, dudebro.

  • Old zogwort

    Eat that ebay oop “professionally cleaned” inflated brats mini sellers I will just buy my necromunda and oop inquisitorial models from GW directly ( alt least lets hope so )

    • euansmith

      Or, better still, buy some new, plastic Necromunda minis from FW when they release the game (#fingerscrossed); though the old metal ones have some great sculpts.

      • grim_dork

        Delaques have great faces.

        • Laurence J Sinclair

          But terrible shoulders. 🙁

  • Anti-Gravity

    Older Games Day stuff, BFG and Inquisitor stuff! Can’t wait! My body is ready for made-to-order penetration!!

  • James Tompsett

    RB01 at 1987 prices?

    • euansmith

      Three Rhinos for a tenner. 😀

  • ctFallen

    I’m hopeful it includes Epic, BFG and Forge World, but I won’t hold my breath. Man I would love a Marienburg Landship. Tho I will be happy with some Tomb Kings and Brets.

  • Jay Shepherd

    That’s gonna cost some big $$$

  • SophetDrahas

    I’m sure GW is seeing the astronomical rates that Brets and TK are going for on eBay and asking why they’re not getting part of that pie. I didn’t get to finish either army before they went OOP so I’ll be picking up as much as I can if they become available again. I dropped huge $$$ back in the bitz days and would do so again if offered the chance including building out a 6th ed Vampire Counts and Beastmen army purely for the nostalgia.

    • Chet Atkinson

      I loved the older Beastmen – would def pay for nostalgia!

  • ZeeLobby

    I’m sure it’ll be pricey, but I wonder how many people will kick themselves for buying that limited model at a mark up off eBay only to have it available again straight from GW. The GW “on-demand” price might make it not matter.

  • Kevin Maloney

    SISTERS OF BATTLE
    MORDIANS
    VALHALLANS
    PRAETORIANS
    BRETONNIANS
    TOMB KINGS
    THE LAST CHANCERS
    MORDHEIM STUFF
    Dammit, I’m going to be broke by the end of the month.

    • Laurence J Sinclair

      GW still sells the Last Chancers on their site.

      • Kevin Maloney

        Oh. Well…that’s cool at least.

  • piglette

    GREEN KNIGHT BABY

  • BloodAngel

    I think it would be prudent to wait until they announce what the price would be for a one-off special run “just for you”. I can imagine this would be quite costly.

  • Goin’ Whole Hog

    I’ll be ordering Thorgrim and Thorek.

  • John Starck Cadice

    Ha! I was on that trip when the battle wagon got boosted, ha!

    • euansmith

      Wasn’t it last seen hurling through the firmament like a comet as the Universe burned during the End Times.

  • David Leimbach

    Too late to order some Space Slann I suppose.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      pygmies!

      • euansmith

        Hopefully the molds were destroyed and then the slag buried in a lead lined box on hallowed ground with a sincere apology from all concerned in their production.

  • Sonic tooth

    bretonnians ahoy! (i hope)

  • Chet Atkinson

    SQUATTTTTS!

  • Runefyre

    Kasrkin. I really need some kasrkin.

  • Deacon Ix

    Gonna be ordering me some metal deamonettes

    And possibly some more Man O War

  • twincast

    Doubt this will have much of what I’d want, let alone at a price point I’d seriously consider.

    Still, it’s a positive in principle.

  • surfpenguin

    I wonder how far back this will go: I certainly wouldn’r mind getting my hands on some of those knight-like dwarves without having to pay eBay prices…

  • Benderisgreat

    So now we can order all those previous exclusive-limited White Dwarf models?

  • georgelabour

    if this is anything like Iron WInd Metals archived model options then it’s not going to be a very cheap option unless you do a bulk order with friends.

    In that case of IWM they charge a flat fee per type of model you want made to cover the costs of pulling the molds out and doing a small run. They then charge the retail price for it as well. So unless you order in bulk the cost per model is pretty high.

    But that just means you get with some friends and order four or five of the same thing at the same time, and split the archive fees.

    Now I’m not sure how GW will do this but I imagine that’d be their best option compared to charging a premium price per kit and or doing limited runs of what they think might sell.

  • Alan Eskew

    hay ho, i Can finally stop stalking ebay for brets and a Trebuchet

  • Chad Underdonk

    I could maybe order some more horses for my excess Atillans? I could order more Attilans!?!?!?!?

  • ChubToad

    Eh…. give me some topless Sisters please. Add some melta to that order.

  • GiftoftheMagi

    Look at this. Mostly positive and hopeful posts ON A GW THREAD! Nice to see people excited by this and props to GW for finally figuring out HOW to make people excited.

    On a personal note, I have no idea how this is going to go. Are they only going to do recently cancelled kits, much older ones, what is the price kick-up (because it WILL kick up), and will it start small and build? But in the end if it goes at least somewhat like most of the people here think it is, I see this as a positive. And maybe I can get a few more Tomb Kings for my Egyptian-based SM army.

  • Janis!

    Poor, Poor Battlewagon. I remember the Gamesday it got jacked.

  • Champildhir

    4 weeks for shipping after ordering