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From: Gurth <gurth@******.NL>
Subject: [OT] GW prices (was Re: FASA Being Sold?)
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 11:58:48 +0100
Bull said on 17:16/18 Jul 97...

> But you're right, the plastics cost almost as much as the metal mini's
> anymore, and that's just ridiculous...

Not to defend GW's prices or anything, but there are a few a fundamentals
you need to keep in mind when comparing prices between metal and plastic
figures: plastic figures require expensive steel molds that last a
lifetime but are only cheap if you use them lots of times; metal require
not-so-expensive silicon rubber molds that'll only last maybe 25-50
good quality castings IIRC, and then you'll need to make a new mold. If
you need to make a small series, metal castings are cheaper than injection
molded plastic; for large series it's the other way around.

With the volume GW produces, plastic should probably be cheaper than
metal, but as I understand it (I don't play GW games, BTW) they base their
prices on the points values of the units, which IMnsHO is just plain
ripping off the customers, and doesn't really have anything to do with
production costs.

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