Here’s a bit of scuttlebutt to warm the heart of even the darkest Haemonculus:
Apparently the ENTIRE range has been redone – completely new models for everything.
Yep, that’s right, done. Past-tense. From what I was told Games Workshop are waiting for the right time to release them for a twofold reason:
1). The release is so massive that it would dominate the sales schedules for 2-3 months – so nothing other than Dark Eldar and a few bits and bobs for 2-3 months – you have to admit that presents a huge risk for GW.
2). They don’t know if the range will sell. Because there are very few people playing Dark Eldar now they don’t know if it would be worth all the additional costs of producing the sprues – time tying up the casting machines, etc – distribution costs and so forth. That would be a huge loss if no one bought them. Considering the current economic climate, could GW really afford to take such a huge risk?
~Now we have been hearing that Jes has been working on this range for over 2 years now, so this is very possible. Other sources chimed in that while models may be done, the next phase is tooling for production (making the sprues, etc…) So while its still anyone’s guess as to when an actual release date would be, it would now appear to be only a matter of scheduling and sales estimates. Why don’t you all leave your thoughts for Games Workshop to read in the comments. If you support a return of the Dark Kin sooner than later lets hear it!