Mantic: Price Shifts In The Future

Mantic has a new announcement about it’s pricing moving forward.

Looks like Mantic is shifting it’s pricing around due to economic factors. But it’s not all bad news – here’s Ronnie from Mantic to explain:

via Mantic Games

Hi everyone, it’s Ronnie here…

We don’t ever like to change prices – unless it’s doing crazy deals during a sale or while running a Kickstarter campaign. However, the effects of Brexit and the weaker pound mean we can’t absorb production cost rises anymore and a few £ prices are going to change this year. While we were at it, we tweaked a few of the Euro and Dollar prices too but these were mostly downwards!

The price changes will come into effect on February 1st. So, we wanted to give you the heads up about the prices that will be changing and to give you the chance to pick anything up before they come in effect on our website. Remember that we’ve currently halved the free shipping minimum spend too, so you only have to spend £25/€35/$40 to qualify for free shipping.

PRICE INCREASES

  • First up the £13.49 price bracket is changing to £14.99. This means items like the Walking Dead boosters will be going up by £1.50. The Euro and Dollar prices remain the same
  • The current £14.99 range will increase to £17.99. This will affect products like the Strider with Burst Laser and Doomstorm Pattern Iron Ancestor. The Euro and Dollar prices remain the same
  • Items at £17.99 change to £19.99. This will include a lot of the Kings of War regiments – so if you’re thinking of starting an army (or adding to an existing army) perhaps now’s the time to pick them up.
  • The £34.99 products will increase to £39.99. This isn’t a particularly common price point but it does mean the Walking Dead Core Game will cost £39.99 (the Euro and Dollar prices remain the same)
  • $84.99 becomes $89.99. This will primarily change the Kings of War army prices, along with the Warpath starter forces. The Pound and Euro price remains the same
  • Resin Heroes will increase to £9.99/€14.99/$17.99 – which means the new Kings of War resin heroes will be going up slightly. However, we’re delighted with the quality of our resin and this means we can continue to produce resin miniatures with the same level of high detail!
  • Resin units (like the Thuul) will be going up to £24.99/€39.99/$39.99
  • The Steel Behemoth’s price will change to £39.99/€49.99/$49.99 because of the sheer amount of parts (26 in total)

 

PRICE DECREASES

But it’s not all about price rises! We’ve also taken this opportunity to reduce a few prices too.

  • Items currently at €10.99 drop to €9.99
  • Some items currently at $19.99 drop to $17.99 (this is specifically those items that are currently at £9.99/$19.99)
  • Items currently at €39.99 drop to €34.99
  • Items currently at $49.99 drop to $44.99
  • Items currenly at $59.99 drop to $49.99

We’re still determined to make our hobby accessible, fun and affordable. Your support during Kickstarter campaigns helps us hugely with the tooling and development costs. This helps us keep prices as low as possible for the fantastic products you help make.

Thank you for supporting us through 2017 and this year promises to be even bigger with DreadBall Second Edition, TerrainCrate, new Walking Dead and Kings of War: Vanguard. Plus, we’ll have more tournaments, a Deadzone summer campaign, a few surprises and MantiCon US later in the year. I can’t wait to see how 2018 unfolds!

Keep rollin’

Ronnie

Thanks for the transparency – what do you think of the shift in pricing?

  • MKG35

    Seems fair enough.

  • euansmith

    Classic Mantic, seeing a silver lining in a black cloud. “Our prices are about to go up, so buy stuff now at the cheaper rate!” Great as it helps both customers and the company with a spike in sales.

  • Talos2

    THEYmake you pay for that thing?

    • wibbling

      Not if you don’t want to. No one makes you pay for anything – apart from the government.

    • euansmith

      I’m sure some still likes Zoids; or are you talking about Ronnie Renton? I don’t think he’s for sale.

      • Hagwert

        That’s not what I’ve heard….ooh er missus etc. etc. !

        • euansmith

          I say, ding dong!

    • Spacefrisian

      I seen worse models.

      • marxlives

        True, some of the new stuff coming out of KoW and Vanguard are tight however.

    • frank

      I don’t play dwarfs but I like the Iron Behemoth. Its all personal taste. If I played dwarfs I would run a few of them along with a whole ton of badger cav.

  • ☆HadrizHien☆

    THEYmake you pay for that thing?

    • euansmith

      Well done, Echo. I’m proud of you, son.

      • Frank Krifka

        proud of you, son.
        oud of you, son.
        ou, son.
        son
        son
        ….

  • jaylen robinson

    Well done, Echo. I’m proud of you, son.

    • marxlives

      Well done, Echo. I’m proud of you….

  • Hagwert

    I wonder how much Mantic export overseas because GW make three quarters of their sales overseas so the lower pound has helped them quite a bit… I wonder if Mantics sales are mainly UK based ?

    • marxlives

      I think Mantic has more sales in the UK than GW but a significant portion is still from America. They are not doing huge exports because as a retailer you have to purchase 150 dollars worth get Mantic products in your store, compared to GW where you have to pay thousands of dollars to have the luxury of carrying their product (though your store is going to sell way more in Magic than any miniature range), it is a drop in the bucket.

  • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

    So if Brexit is cancelled, do you bet they’ll go backward ?

    • Spacefrisian

      Its still a miracle that whole Brexit thing is still goin after the 50/50 result. But hey now we can finally get things done without a British iron lady trying to hinder progress.

      • euansmith

        Please, take us back. We’ll be good. I promise.

      • DJ860

        To what decimal are you rounding to 50?

  • frank

    A price decrease for some, whats all this then? Did not see that one coming.

    • Brian Griffith

      As I understand it, their production is not in the UK. So pound prices go up due to trade restrictions and taxes, as well as currency fluctuation.

    • euansmith

      Dollars are worth more against the pound, so I guess that Mantic is effectively changing their prices to keep dollar prices in line with pounds. Strange behaviour for a company, but very Mantic.

  • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

    Now gw is nearly as cheap and 10x better. Rip mantic

    • marxlives

      “nearly as cheap” ha ha ha ha…wait is he not joking.