Next Week’s 40K Prices & Products CONFIRMED

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This week the Death Guard arrive. Get your wallet ready for a glorious month!

Here’s what’s headed your way this weekend according to numerous industry professionals:

The chosen of Nurgle – the Death Guard arrive this week!

Warhammer 40,000

Codex Death Guard $40

Codex Death Guard – Limited Edition $50

Mortarion $140

 

Death Guard – Data Cards $15

Death Guard Dice $20

 

 

 

Black Library

Sister of Battle:Omnibus (Paperback) $18

THE STORY
The Adepta Sororitas, or Sisters of Battle, are the military arm of the Ecclesiarchy, and their remit is to prosecute the enemies of mankind with extreme prejudice. Uniquely among the fighting forces of the Imperium, all the warriors of this organisation are female. Clad in ceremite power armour and armed with an awesome array of wargear, they fight with fanatical fervor for the glory of the Emperor, scourging both xenos and heretic alike with bolter and flamer. This omnibus collects together James Swallow’s two classic Sisters of Battle novels, Faith & Fire and Hammer & Anvil, along with the prose version of the audio drama Red & Black and a new short story ‘Heart & Soul’, available in print for the first time.

Written by James Swallow

Mephiston: Blood of Sanguinius (Paperback) $16

THE STORY
The shrine world of Divinatus Prime has become lost to the light of the Astronomican and no ship can piece its veil. Only the Lord of Death himself, Blood Angels Chief Librarian Mephiston, has any hope of discerning the fate of this once pious world. After enacting a powerful blood ritual, Mephiston and an honour guard of his fellow Blood Angels reach the stricken shrine world to find it seized by religious civil war. Each faction fights for dominance of a potent artefact, the Blade Petrific, said to be wrought by the Emperor Himself. Yet there is more at work here than a mere ideological schism, for Mephiston believes Divinatus Prime could offer answers to how he became the Lord of Death, he who resisted the Black Rage, and possibly even a way to end the curse of ‘the Flaw’ in all Blood Angels.

Written by Darius Hinks

~What are you picking up?

  • Damon Sherman

    that has to be a typo on that limited edition book.

    • DeCold

      I know there is, but i hope there is no typo.

      • Damon Sherman

        if it isn’t, it’ll be sold out in minutes online.

        • Prisoner 42

          I’m now worried what time pre-orders go up in the UK.

      • Mira Bella

        It’s no typo.
        There is the standard edition
        The limited edition codex
        And the equivalent of the “primaris edition” which costs about 150£
        That’s how they did it with primaris marines.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      nope see my image from the WD below to @disqus_joxVObWnDP:disqus

      • Bradley Xavbrah

        nope

        ‘there’s also the limited edition Codex: Death Guard, packed with exclusive goodies like a points tracker, psychic power cards and markers, all presented in disgustingly lavish fashion.’

        read more

        • shaefer

          From what he’s put he did read the White Dwarf, he’s believing the summary bit where it lists two codex types, you’re believing the article content where it refers to 3 codex types.

          As both parts of the White Dwarf don’t line up with each other we can’t be sure which of you is right.

          • Bradley Xavbrah

            He’s either not read it or he has read it and he’s being selective with his evidence.

            1) It lists Limited Edition AND Collectors in the White Dwarf, as I posted
            2) in the Warhammer Community article it lists that picture as the ‘Limited Edition,’ not the ‘Collectors’
            3) The Space Marines Codex had the same thing – a Limited Edition (Primaris Edition) that was mentioned in the white dwarf, but the price was not shown, while the Collector’s was both mentioned as shown. Same as here.
            4) All other Collector’s Codexes are priced identically to the text box posted. Do you seriously think there is any chance GW is suddenly going to backflip and release a Limited Edition for 1/3-1/4 of the price of the last one?

            I’m 100% right here.

          • shaefer

            It wouldn’t be the first time GW started one approach for something and then changed their mind after a few releases.

            As mentioned his screen of the White Dwarf clearly shows the standard codex plus it’s prices and the Collectors codex with it’s prices and makes zero references to the Limited Edition version mentioned elsewhere that you evidenced.

            If they are listing the products coming up for preorder why miss one out? It’s clear a error has been made in the White Dwarf otherwise both sections would line up (3 products-3 prices)

            Bottom line I agree with you that there will most likely be 3 versions of the codex but the White Dwarf only listing prices for 2 new codexs is misleading and I can see why Alpha thought what he did. No need to get all aggro about it.

          • Bradley Xavbrah

            yeah well this policy clearly is not changing. the limited edition for the space marine codex was also not referenced in the white dwarf, so why should we be surprised they aren’t changing their approach here? the limited edition was referenced once in text in the white dwarf, and once in the community article. it’s not rocket science. even if you go back to the original codex announcements, they said there would be ‘digital, hardcover, collectors and limited editions’. simple.

            so, as I’ve said above, and multiple other times: the same thing happened with the space marine book, and oh look what happened, there’s a limited edition that was also mentioned in text, without the price listed. what a shock.

            wouldn’t normally be bothered but that alpharius guy posted ‘correcting’ me with false information in numerous places and then proceeded to continue posting his falsehood elsewhere.

            in any case, i happily look forward to saying i told you so

          • shaefer

            Ahh I only saw his post and you jump on him, didn’t realise there was more to it. Apologies.

            Also as per my last post I do agree with you that there will most likely be 3 types of the codex so the “I told you so” is a tad redundant 🙂

          • Bradley Xavbrah

            I meant ‘I told you so’ to him lol

            and no worries, it’s the internet after all

  • Marios Kontopyrgos

    So he is more expensive than Magnus? Looks like the same size to me

    • Righ TingTong

      not as detailed tho. mortys base has a lot more going on too

    • NikosanPrime

      From what I can tell his a little bigger and there is probably 30% more mass due to the wings and the other extras.

      • Mira Bella

        It really has more to do with how much GW thinks it can charge us.
        The amount of plastic (one of the cheapest materials known to man) really plays no important role in their pricing.

        • Cergorach

          True, but it also requires very expensive machinery, blocks of steel and lots of time (one of the most most valuable materials known to man) to mill out the block of steel.

          The problem here is that GW has a huge amount of overhead due to stores and other activities…

          • ZeeLobby

            Those blocks of steel, even with higher detail, have been getting cheaper though. If anything we should be seeing lower prices, but alas, they’ll charge as much as they can get away with.

          • Lance O’Dell

            He was talking about time.

          • ZeeLobby

            If you reread his comment he mentioned several things. Not to mention the company I work for does high end block machining and it doesn’t take all that long anymore (assuming they go with industrial machinery).

          • Mira Bella

            Don’t forget the 8.000.000£ in dividend that they paid out. 😉

          • Cergorach

            Well, the shareholders did pay over £500 million for those stocks, so for every pound they get from GW, they had to spend £64 in stocks… While the equity of GW is only £53 million, so that other £450 is ‘air’ or faith that GW will make them a return on their investment… At this rate it’s going to take 35-40 years to break even 😉

          • Mira Bella

            You are right. Although I don’t think you invest because of the dividend. 🙂
            It’s just that people are always fast to point out GW’s overhead but seem to forget that the shareholders get a nice slice of the profits.

          • Cergorach

            GW is the exception, GW has historically paid out a consistent amount of dividend, it’s the reason why a lot of investors invested. But stock prices are almost four times what they were last year, so that might change that demeanor…

        • ZeeLobby

          Pretty much this. Even when moulds are taken into account, they’re still pulling very large profit margins.

          • Geko747

            Staff need pay rises, electricity costs go up, rents go up, taxes go up, every aspect of the company has some form of cost related to it. Every year these increase.

          • ZeeLobby

            Which is fine. I never said they couldn’t make profit. But profit does not always have to be achieved by increasing price. It’s a choice they make. Raise price, sell less. I’d just rather have them lower price, and sell more. The cost to play has gotten pretty massive at this point, where most new players are heading to other systems locally.

          • Geko747

            It doesn’t always work like that though. They can’t just lower the price and hope they sell more. They have a specific group they are selling to and can’t guarantee they would make the money back. They have however made several new deals which enables people to get into the hobby for a lower price.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean the same argument could be made that they can’t just raise prices and expect equal to or greater sales. There’s never a “guarantee” in the luxury market. Still doesn’t mean I can’t be disappointed that they’re going in one way over the other.

            Their new deals are definitely critical at this point. As I have no clue how you’d get me to buy into these systems as a new gamer without them.

          • Cergorach

            Sell more sounds good, but that;s exactly the reason why we now have biggified Space Marines, after 20 years of virtually giving them away with a pack of butter, you have a TON of them on the secondary market at cut throat prices. This has impacted sales, also the reason why GW stores and the mailorder trolls stopped having sales. People bought in bulk and it wound up on the secondary market for years to come.

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh no doubt. I actually think bigger marines was a great move. Better scale, better models, more realistic proportions, and now actually an elite army. I just wish they hadn’t messed with the fluff to do it. I know some people may love it (I have yet to really meet anyone who has), it made it REALLY looks like a bait and switch, “your mini marines are now the second or maybe third hand of the emperor. Primaris are all around better”. They’re already making your models look inferior, why also make their fluff inferior as well. Some locally definitely took it as an insult, when it could have just been a cool model line upgrade. There’s always some head scratcher with GW.

          • LankTank

            Look up GW financials. They really arent pulling profit hand over fist but I think that was also due to their previous business model. No doubt 2017 will be a far better year for them

          • ZeeLobby

            Most likely.

          • Someone

            Your confusing margins and profit margins. Their retail arm for instance made .8% profit last year, hardly excessive -they made more profit in trade and web sales, but that makes sense since the price is based on what it needs to sell in their stores at have higher overheads than those other channels.

          • ZeeLobby

            And your confusing profit margins overall with profit margins on each model sold (design, manufacturing, storage, shipping vs sales). GW receives very high profit margins on every model sold. Now whether they’re failing to gain overall profit margins is up to them. I’d argue that chasing prices skyward to soften the impact of lower sales volume is not something you could do indefinitely. Not saying that I know that’s what they’re doing for sure, but at least locally many players have been priced out of their systems. They may be pulling razor thin profit margins as a company, but the individual profit margin on each miniature is significant.

          • Cergorach

            You do know that profit is what you have left over after ALL your costs have been deducted. GW has a LOT of other costs. Sometimes I think they maintain a playboy mansion for management with the overhead…

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah, I know. Profit margin can also be calculated on a per model basis (development, storage, shipping vs sales). This is commonly used to analyze luxury goods in the market. Apple for example is well known to make 3x the cost of each device made back in sales for example.

            Now as you said, they could totally be dumping those profits into management bonuses (which wouldn’t shock me). Or they could be dumping them into their next massive model that sells only a limited number due to it’s high costs.

            All I’m trying to say is that by decreasing price and maybe increasing sales, they don’t have to constantly be chasing that next big model to stay profitable. It might have made more sense back in the day when they were the only company on the market, but competition is fierce these days and when a player can get an entire force in another game for the same cost as a single model, it does make me question their approach. But this is all just speculation.

          • Cergorach

            I suspect that on that basis no model for sale is making a loss. Even the bigass expensive stuff. The only things that might make a loss were the webstore exclusive plastic miniatures and even there I suspect they didn’t because every one bought the €25 one that you could get with a voucher with the free promo miniature. Not to mention that it generates extra sales for those venues.

            The problem is what you calculate under development, do you include all rule and fluff development under there that is not exactly relevant for the product? If not, then the Codexes, Battlescrolls and rulebooks are in no way profitable.

          • ZeeLobby

            Well, I personally believe GW should have gone to free printable rules a long time ago. Have a service for providing printed rules, and then release fluff books at a lower volume (or digital). If they’re raising the prices of their primary profitable items (models) which are required to play the game, to offset the printing of books (and random generation of rules, cause lets be honest, they’re not that complex or balanced), then they’re destined to keep chasing that dragon IMO.

          • Cergorach

            The problem is not the printing costs, those sales will cover multiple times. But if all the rule, fluff and art development is not distributed across the minis, it falls right on the shoulders of the books.

          • ZeeLobby

            or maybe the high price of the models would finally be justified ;D.

    • Kiskatona

      God I hope not. Magnus is already AU$220 down here.

  • Jared Swenson

    I may pickup the SoB omnibus. I love all those stories. James Swallow really knew how to write them.

  • euansmith

    PAPER Sisters of Battle!

  • CloakingDonkey

    140$…. sheesh, I’m glad I don’t have to live with those prices…

    That’s absurdly overpriced.

    • ZeeLobby

      Most go through online discounts, but is it that much cheaper in the UK?

      • CloakingDonkey

        Oh yeah it is. AFAICT he’s 85GBP, meaning you’re paying a solid 30$ extra. You’d probably get away cheaper if you ordered him in England and shipped him with priority airmail 😛

        P.S.: oh and the US doesn’t have VAT right? so it’s even more if you factor in the 20% VAT in Europe…

        • ZeeLobby

          Wow. That is nutts. Yeah. I mean I want him, but I might just not get him at this point. I even have a new DG army I’m working on, but that’s just ridiculous.

          • CloakingDonkey

            well to be fair, everything you buy is marked up that much… that 130$ Maggie? Costs 80GBP in England. It’s “normal” I just find it really surprising every time I see it… Oh this is why I complain about PP prices so regularly btw. Over here they are legitimately more expensive than even GW 😉

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh, I’m not a fan of PP prices here in the US, and they’re probably much better. I think for the quality of some of their sculpts they’re just way overpriced.

            That said, I’d be a little less shocked if the GBP was still around 2 USD. The fact that it’s closer to a 1:1 now but still selling at those prices just seems crazy to me. OH well. I’m in a buying hiatus til the codex flush aftermath anyway. Maybe I’ll beg someone to buy me one for XMas

          • Shinnentai

            I know what you’re saying, but luxury items are priced at the level the market can take. GW know this model will sell decently at $140 – it would be pretty odd behaviour for them to cut the price just because they think they’re making to much profit due to the exchange rate!

    • Goatsplitter

      Overpriced is a subjective term. My whole thing is dumping $140 into a model I will probably only use once due to the guilt I will ultimately feel when absolutely cheeses out my opponent on the table. Not all sc’s are blocks of cheddar, but the 2+ w/rerolls on a boatload of shots/attacks/saves go beyond my personal comfort level.

      I just don’t feel good about a game where cheese bails me out of poor/mindless play on my part. I feel I deprived my opponent of a good game.

  • Posting_Avenger

    so the limited ed codex is actually cheaper if you want the datacards anyway? :O

    • MechBattler

      That HAS to be a typo. There’s no chance in hell a limited edition anything from them is that cheap.

  • Admiral Raptor

    Morty why do you have to be so expensive? At least your brother came in a three character set for $100. Why can’t you be more like him Morty? He’s lord commander of the Imperium now. What have you been doing lately?

    • EnTyme

      I can’t be the only one who read this in Rick’s voice.

    • LankTank

      I I I idunno. Stuff? Like geez things have been getting real messy… awww man

  • Noveltyboy

    So rules before models? When was the last time GW did that with a 40k release.

    • ZeeLobby

      I thought they’d been doing that for a while. I mean we knew a bunch of the primaris stats before their release. I think they’re more comfortable knowing that we know, that they can change rules whenever they want for “balance”. So if a model undersells because it’s not strong enough, it’s a quick fix now.

      • Noveltyboy

        Previews yes but not codex rules without models

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Except all those shiny new nurgle models in Dark Imperium of course…. 😉

      I suspect the rest of the kits will be release the follow 3 weekends in September.

      • Noveltyboy

        They supplied a mini dex for those though.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          haha “mini-dex” haha! Rather, perhaps, that is just a booklet with the rules you need to play with the model in the box?

  • Lord Chopper

    Would rather buy the forge world model of Morty for 60 quid ($97 AUD) and convert him with wings than pay $200+ aud for that ugly piece of work.