Saw this fail on BoLS today, but L' Astropate had a much better picture of it. What I find particularly amusing is that all of the tools, bought separately, cost less than the GW "Limited Edition" tool set.
$141 (a la cart) vs. $150
There's a four pound a la cart discount for those across the pond. Which, at today's exchange rate, means that us Yanks are charged a bit more for the set relative to the individual prices. Or discounted more on the individual items. Depending on how you want to look at it. :)
That's funny in and of itself. But just for extra giggles, let's check out Micro-Mark's prices on these tools:
Professional Sprue Cutter: $19.25 (versus $30)
X-Acto Knife (with GASP!... changeable blades): $4.95 (versus $25)
(much better) Seam Scraper: $15.25 (versus $17)
Ball-Head Pin Vise (2nd from top): $14.35 (versus $26)
Not even the cheapest available option. But I like the ball grip.
12-Piece Sculpting Tool Set: $10.65 (versus $25 for just 3 tools)
12-Piece Needle-File Set: $10.70 (versus $18 for just 2 files)
Grand Total: $75.15 ($86.10 with Shipping)
Who buys "Limited Edition" hobby tools anyhow? What? They're gonna be collectable or something? Are you just gonna stare at them, maybe set up a display, instead of using them to model with?
Someone is buying this crap, right?
I guess GW are taking advantage of the demise of Model Zone.ReplyDelete
This is why everyone should take a periodic trip to Hobbytown, or Hobby Lobby, or Whatever your local model train / plane / rocket shop.ReplyDelete
Typically so much more affordable.
Heck, check out the GaleForce9 stuff at least.
lol, indeed, our FLGS IS a Hobbytown. Also, the reason the 'limited edition set' is more than ala carte is it has a 'citadel' canvas bag-thing to tote those uberly expensive waste of hobby tools around in...ReplyDelete
Any item that is marked "collectible / Limited Edition" is usually not...ReplyDelete
If only more people knew that...Delete