Next Week’s 40K Prices & Products CONFIRMED

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The Tyranids arrive with a lot of plastic terrain, Age of Sigmar & Hobby products in tow.

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

Get ready for Tyranids and a bunch of goodies to boot:

Warhammer 40,000

Codex Tyranids $40 (Collector’s Ed. $80)

Start Collecting Tyranids $85

Datacards Tyranids $15

Dark Millennium Playing Cards $12.50

Warhammer 40,000 Battle Journal $25

Ryza-pattern STC Ruins $30

 

Age of Sigmar

AoS Battle Journal $25

Chaos Dreadhold – Ruined Fortress Walls $35

 

 

Citadel Hobby

Water Pot $8

Painting Handle $8

Green Tape $8

Painting Mat $25

 

 

Black Library

Black Library Calendar 2018 $15

Iron Hands: Eye of Medusa (Paperback) $16.00

THE STORY
Ever since the dark days of the Great Heresy, the Iron Hands have a long and tortured history. Their years of suffering and war has left them hardened and believing in a brutal tenet – the flesh is weak. Heavily cybernetic, their flesh extensively altered, these warriors of the Imperium are more machine than man, cold in aspect as well as demeanour. Their methods of recruitment are harsh, their rituals arcane, their pride unshakable. So when a world under the protection of the Chapter falls foul of insurrection, the Iron Hands answer with fire and cold retribution. It matters not that Thennos is considered sovereign territory of the Adeptus Mechanicus, for the Iron Hands’ campaign is one of extermination. But there is something dark lurking within Thennos, a horror that defies the purity of cold logic and the machine, and offers something more, something ruinous…

Written by David Guymer

Jain Zar (Paperback) $16.00

THE STORY
The eldar are an ancient race whose mode of war blends spirituality with a unique mastery of technology. In times of need, their entire race will rouse to war – led by terrifying, almost mythological figures – the phoenix lords, immortal beings embody the warrior nature of the eldar. A swift and deadly fighter, Jain Zar can harness the rage of her scream to slaughter any who dare oppose her.

When a burgeoning ork empire starts to pose a threat to the eldar peoples, Jain Zar travels to the craftworld Ulthwé to warn them of the danger. However, she finds her plans to divert disaster are opposed by one of the craftworld’s own seers, Eldrad. With so many futures possible, which path should the eldar walk to avert destruction of their craftworlds and put an end to the greenskin menace?

Written by Gav Thorpe.

 

~That’s a ton os stuff accompanying the Nid codex.

  • J Mad

    I just want my nids codex now 🙁

    • Randy Randalman

      Oh for crying out loud. We used to wait six months between codices throughout the history of the hobby, and half the armies wouldn’t even get an update in the current edition. Waiting a week isn’t waiting.

      • J Mad

        Wow dude chill… cant have any fun on the internet with mr unhappy lol. It was a fun poke and you bite back….

        • Averam

          I think he’s just sick of whiners.

          • ZeeLobby

            He’s the whiniest of them all though. I think he feeds off it.

          • joe johnston

            Dude you’re one to talk, you’re the most negative person on this site.

          • ZeeLobby

            Please tell me that you understand that negative criticism and whining aren’t the same thing right? And that the only thing I’ve ever seen you post is whining about my criticisms?

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            Even if they released 2 codexes a week, it still would have taken more than 2 months to shove them all out the door.

          • ZeeLobby

            Well why not release all codexes at once, instead of indexes. Or even better, release digital rules/stats instantly, without having to wait for printing. I mean I know a lot of this goes against their codex model, but honestly it’s getting kind of old at this point.

            In the end having full-fledged armies out the gate would have gotten more poeple involved. I know many who are simply just waiting for the codexes to be released before buying anything. Instead of re-releasing codexes to fit the new mold they could have been spending this time releasing new factions/models/etc and building a lot of excitement/hype for the direction of 8th.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            Stores could not sustain all codexes at once.

            Stores threw a fit in 2008 when WotC tried to release all three D&D core rulebooks at the same time.

            There would also be no way for stores to gauge how many to buy, since everything would be new and no one would know what anything did in 8th edition. So stores would likely not buy enough and then turn all those sales over to online retailers or buy way too much and be stuck with a back catalog of codexes for years.

            Additionally, most people do not have the funds to buy tons of 40 dollar rulebooks all at once. This would lead a lot of lost sales as GW’s entire business model relies exclusively on the hype train. GW wants you to be excited for the next week’s release. They want you to buy whatever comes out right then and there.

          • ZeeLobby

            Not sure how stores work around you, but our local one has the ability to return unused stock. They also had massively cleared racks of 7th edition codexes which were no longer valid. I find it very hard to believe that it’d be a huge issue for them (especially since they ordered in at least 10 of each index). I also fail to see why people would need to buy “tons” of $40 codexes. Most people were interested in trying out a single faction at the start anyway. And why release 30+ codexes. Why not just start with the 10 they’re releasing now?

            The point was that the indexes were boring. There was no flavor or customization to any of the factions, and the depth was pretty shallow. I can only speak for what I saw locally, and locally it was a lot of “well. I’ll just wait for the codexes to be released. I am 100% sure GW sales would have been much higher if they had some codexes ready to go at launch, rather than stop gap books. I mean the reason any of this happened was because GW pushed for for this expedited schedule to get 8th out and boost sales for the year. Just think they would have done better with more up front.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            I am not sure if you can return unsold stuff you get direct from GW. You can from distributors but not all shops utilize distributors for GW product (as GW has various buy-in levels, each coming with different restrictions and perks).

            I am not sure where you are from but you still have to pay for the product before you can sell it. That payment is up front. Even if you could get a return, that would still be weeks or maybe even a month or two down the line.

            You have to factor in the fact that you need to buy the books and all of the kits and all of the peripherals. Think about it. GW charges like 45% for their product. So 40 indexes costs 450 bucks. Then you have the the starter set. Let’s say your store bought 20. That’s $1,440. You’re going to want some rule books. Let’s say 10. That’s 270 bucks. Then you have the Tactical Objective Cards, Sector Imperialis Objectives, Command Dice, Wound Trackers and Combat Gauge. Let’s say you buy 10 of each. That’s $405.

            So in total that’s, what, $2,565? Most stores I know about run really, really lean. That is a big outflow of cash. And that’s IF the percentage is that good.

            Granted, you may have a different experience, especially if you are from a major metropolitan area, or an area with a big hub store. But in markets where there is a lot of competition and/or the population is smaller, then it is going to cause issues.

            This is on top of the fact that GW makes stores order product weeks before it is officially announced to the public. So as a store owner you need to be really conscious of your community and predict what they want.

            Which is a real issue with GW’s buisiness strategy. No other company works like that. FFG and PP announce months in advance what will be coming out. Which means stores can offer up pre-orders and get a real sense of what their players need and want.

            You are changing your argument. You asked why GW did not release “all” of the codexes. Now releasing a few, that’s much more reasonable.

            There was not much customization but that’s how all previous codexes worked. The only things you got to pick outside of units and wargear, was a Warlord trait and maybe a relic. I will grant you the indexes did not offer you a relic and your warlord traits were thin but… Is that really the problem people had? To me, that sounds way more like an issue people had after the codexes started coming out, rather than it being a native problem in an index-only environment.

            I agree, GW could be coming out with the codexes faster. Every two weeks is a pretty slow trickle, especially when 2 of those releases were for – and let’s be honest here – two niche armies (GK and Mechanicum). Personally, I would have preferred if GW focused on the two poster boys and then the major factions first, then drifted off into the more niche armies. But that’s just me (who knows, maybe based on sales data, they are releasing codexes in order of popularity?).

            I don’t think releasing 10 codexes and the indexes would have been viable day one. I just don’t see it happening. Could they have come sooner? Maybe. But as is, people were angered that they bought an index and then had to buy a codex.

            We know GW does not like releasing codexes without all the new kits either on the way in the coming weeks or being released with the codex. Given their release schedule, that meant GW probably would not have been able to release both Death Guard and Space Marines right away. Those two armies are the poster boys and they had to go first (from a marketing standpoint).

            On top of that, GW has to make room in its release cycles for other products.

            So… Long story short. I think GW had more concerns than either of us really know about. They clearly tried to do what was best for them, their consumers and their retail partners.

            The only real issue, I think has been the lack of care in shepherding the Index only armies into the codex world. Chapter approved probably should have come out in September or October and should have given everyone a little taste of codex life, even if their codex is months away for being released.

        • Tshiva keln

          Gotta love the internet! I think it’s pretty clear to most people you weren’t really moaning, just expressing your excitement.

      • PrehistoricUF0

        LOL, having an off day bro?

    • euansmith

      “What do we want?!”
      Instant Gratification!
      “When do we want it?!”
      NOW!!!

      • Bakvrad

        Now is much to long for a word to express how soon we want it. I suggest • – sounding like you start a tune on a media player and stopping it immediately again.

  • Prasert Boriboonsongsin

    What is battle journal?

    • Dooms Day

      a book for you to write down how you did in battles

      • euansmith

        Really? Really really? Really?

        • Tshiva keln

          Seriously hope not. I’ve already got one of those with My Little Pony on the cover. Maybe a book of army list templates to fill in?

          • Mathew G. Smith

            Dear God-Empress Celestia, the greenskin hordes fell rapidly before our righteous hammers…

          • Jabberwokk

            Tyranid Version:
            Sssssh skrrrrr *click* *click* rrrrr sssssv skraaaaaa kekekekeke REEEEEEEEEEEE!

          • memitchell

            Necrons:
            [000110 011001 110 0111 100 0111100 011 1000110 110011 011100 0100 011 🙂 ]

          • Jabberwokk

            01001001 00100000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01110110 01100101

          • EnTyme

            All shall fear the mighty Stormcast commander, Lady Castellant Lisa Frank!

      • PrehistoricUF0

        Good thing I only buy official battle journals. My post-battle reflection would literally be FAKE if I used anything except the $75 GW paper. LITERALLY FAKE OTHERWISE. IF I WROTE ABOUT THE BATTLE IN ANOTHER BOOK I’D LITERALLY BE ARRESTED FOR FRAUD. INTERPOL HAS ADDED IT TO THEIR LIST OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OFFENSES.

  • Randy Randalman

    It isn’t “coming your way this weekend.” It’s up for pre-order and that’s it.

  • Lumpenprole

    If only there was a new Jain Zar model as well.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      My local Warhammer store had a Jain Zar – in Metal – in stock. Bought that as fast as I could.

      Got home and suddenly realized just how crazy ugly that model is.

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    No tyranid dice, right?…

    • Fraser1191

      I guess it’s a bit of a gloss over like Ad-mech.

    • zemlod

      Well, I’d recommend a Power Sword for that. It slices *and* dices even Tyranids!

  • I_am_Alpharius

    All the release for November from the WD.
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    • ZeeLobby

      Thanks!

    • I_am_Alpharius
      • ZeeLobby

        Is it sad that I’m most excited for the tape measure? :O

        (well and anything necromunda related)

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Naaaa – It’s a nice shade of green. I’m loving the Painting Handle and only for a £5!

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh snap, didn’t even notice that/ That’s not bad. I wounder if it screws on. I 3D printed a great finger handle which I prefer holding over only controlling the base, but I like the base clamping mechanism.

            https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1602898

            I might have to buy it and just chop it off, hehe.

    • Xodis

      My biggest question is why the 25mm bases? Are Necromunda characters (like regular humans should be) going to stay on the smaller base while the larger characters get the 32mm? Seems silly to release the bases when its no longer standard, unless they just wanted to support the classic Necromunda players….but thats not very GW.

      • ZeeLobby

        It’s hard to tell, but I think it’s simply that the Goliaths are on 32mm and the eschers are on 25mm.

        • Xodis

          Which makes sense is hopefully the case.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Sir, you would be spot on. 32mm for Goliaths and 25mm for Eschers. It looks like the 25mm ones are also used for the interactive scenery items in the game – like the door consol.

          • ZeeLobby

            Sweet, good to know. Normally I like making my own bases, but those look pretty good for the setting.

  • TCM
  • Xodis

    Curious about the Battle Journal. Hopefully its a book of missions boards designed with balanced terrain…..but that would be TOO good lol.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah, sadly it just looks like a bunch of templates for writing what happened.

      • Xodis

        Eh, I have a StarWars and Firefly “Battle Journal” I dont use either so, I guess thats a hard pass.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. I mean there must be a market for it out there, I’ve just never seen it. Especially now that other systems campaigns have whole interfaces for uploading results and images online.

  • Crevab

    Wow, so two years later they finally release the Dreadhold Ruined Fortress Wall in a cheaper kit than being exclusive to the Helfort. Glad it’s more accessible now, though I kinda wish I’d waited :p