Games Workshop Worldwide Price Increase

Effective May 31, 2010 Games Workshop is instituting a price increase on a wide range of their miniatures and books, mainly focusing on the plastic ranges.

As far as we can see price increases are happening worldwide (we know of at least Canada, United States, and the UK seeing increases).

We will hold our prices at the current level until May 31st, so if you are looking to save some money, now is the time to shop with us.

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darkmessiah (Over a year ago): - delete
rip offffffffff
wasde (Over a year ago): - delete
gw makes a ton of money already so why increase? it probably costs $1 or so to make a normal sized set. and if they lower the cost of minis to something reasonable they would get a lot more people interested
hi15222 (Over a year ago): - delete
I was going to buy a Tyranid army but now im not i can't afford it as a teen i don't have a job yet.
ras-prosecutor (Over a year ago): - delete
where did mwg get this info. not to doubt them but do we know for sure this is happening
shinto-kamikaze (Over a year ago): - delete
you can get minis from lots of companys a lot cheaper than GW,you dont have to get any GW stuff to play warhammer/40k
SaintNicklebag (Over a year ago): - delete
GW prices are already too high. Do they play with armies made of gold or something? And now they are bored with them, and want platinum armies with diamond encrusted Power weapons? ....... there should be no debate about the economics, they already bleed us dry as it is. Screw them, they make enough already.
40kfan (Over a year ago): - delete
that sucks I can't afford most things already...... >
Nerd13 (Over a year ago): - delete
Britains hitting tough times so they must react or else lose profits. It's part of life and if you really enjoy the hobby then you won't mind the small increase if you don't then wait until it comes down to a reasonable price for you before buying but if you really hate GW that much then why are you wasting your time commenting? I hate price rises as much as the next guy but it's just part of big business
MalcomFrost (Over a year ago): - delete
It's that sort of attitude that drives people away from a hobby, not the prices.

Besides, if you knew anything about the situation, then you'd know that the British pound is weak right now and GW being a British company is affected by its lower vaule. GW isn't increasing its profit margin, it's trying to prevent profit loss.

Will the prices will go back down once the pound recovers? I honestly don't know.

In the mean time, try not to panic over a minor price increase. A real hobbie enthusiast will drop the cash if it's something really worth having.
Tater (Over a year ago): - delete
@darkduckii. why?! Technology makes manufacturing processes cheaper. Every thing is plastic. It's greed, and it is driving away potential new customers. How does that make a company more money?
darkduckii (Over a year ago): - delete
.... Warhammer was never going to get any cheaper
Nu11nV01D (Over a year ago): - delete
Their prices were already almost highway robbery. Now they're REALLY messing us up.

I'm using cans of SPAM for tanks from now on. Proxys are my new best friend.
Brother-Augustus (Over a year ago): - delete
GW just went off my like list
Solar1 (Over a year ago): - delete
If someone can logically explain to me why GW should charge twice as much as other companies I will carry on buying their minis...
Comari (Over a year ago): - delete
Sorry to Solar1 and anybody else that thinks GW is a monopoly but you are wrong. GW is one of many companies. We've made the choice to play their games and buy their products. There are other choices, don't be afraid to try them.
I on the other hand will keep spending my $$$ on GW products because I like them. When I find the product is no longer worth my money I'll still play with what I have...I just will not buy anything new.
socalnick (Over a year ago): - delete
If there is a good reason to try out another game system, now's the time. I recommend AT-43. It's a fun system that is overlooked with pretty good looking minis. I might put my 40k fix on hiatus and start building up my Red Blok army for AT-43. i just wish more people would play it. Maybe that's what GW needs: a little competition.
sgtNACHO (Over a year ago): - delete
I think if maybe we boycotted GW for a few months after their price increase their stock would plummet so fast that they'd be selling a Tac squad for 15 bucks haha
I'm not saying we do that, I love what GW does, and I know its a buisiness...but there has to be a point when we, as the consumer, just tell them to cut it out and not make us shell out massive prices just to have our nerdy fun!
JavlinVII (Over a year ago): - delete
This is just sad, I like playing Warhammer, and I have to admit that I really do like GW's minis. Last time when GW explained they needed to make back the investment from the plastic press system, I like everyone else cringed and payed up. I don't mind if they want to make a decent profit but all this is is baldfaced profiteering.
I may sound extreme, and at this point I don't care. This is my hobby not my life, and I don't need this kind of stress everytime I try to enjoy myself. I'm going to switch to Warmachine for awhile, I was already building an army, now I'll be able to devote my full attention.
darknightdrako (Over a year ago): - delete
Too bad MWG had a sale before GW increased their prices. As I recall they did have a sale a couple years back before GW increased their prices.
fcschmidt (Over a year ago): - delete
A 5% increase on $20 is $21. Is that really so bad? And no, GW is not a monopoly. They do not control the miniature market. They control their IP. You are not forced to buy their product to survive, it is a luxery item. And yes, every so often they raise their prices due to inflation and market demand. Economics 101.
ultimatenate (Over a year ago): - delete
Reaper proxys FTW!
freddycatking (Over a year ago): - delete
OH JEEZ you're kidding... It's overpriced already! And really, I think more people would buy if it was less expensive, if they're trying to get money! How big is the increase going to be?
Solar1 (Over a year ago): - delete
If they charged the same as other companies, or even just a little bit more I would buy sooo much from them. In some ways they have done me a favour cos now it's less tempting to feed my addiction
vash1223 (Over a year ago): - delete
The prices are going up somewhere between 5 - 15%.
A crisis suit will be come $27 instead of just $20. This isn't due to inflation, if you've seen their recent accounting data, their stock is going down and they want more money to make it seem like they are making a huge profit.
Solar1 (Over a year ago): - delete
and I love their minis so I'm pretty annoyed that they are taking me for a ride each and every time I hand over my hard earned cash to them.

I think GW are digging themselves in a pit because they are pricing themselves out of the market, younger gamers cannot afford 30/$50 for new minis, its a false economy they are working on.
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