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Assuming you've seen yesterdays Games Workshop blogpost you'll know that they are replacing a large part (if not all) of their metal models with resin or part-resin figures.
Well the first images are starting to emerge and the poster to the left shows you the first range of miniatures. No real surprises, its exactly the same sculpts as before, just in a different material. So, GW is producing the same sculpts, in a cheaper material, that is lighter so reducing shipping costs, and a probably simpler production method as they aren't having to deal with hot metal.
Will we see any of these savings, nope! In fact we're looking at a ~25% price increase on most figures - WOW!
We're also due a price-hike at the end of May, so I'm now looking to make a pretty big order of all the things I've been wanting before all this hits, and while there are still some metal figures available at the old prices. I'll be using my new favourite store: Dark Sphere Games, the cheapest site out there!