September 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm #18284
I have to say, I’m really disappointed with the Kill Team expansion Rogue Trader going for NZ$210. A complete rip-off considering the core set was the same price. Games Workshop – they fool you into thinking they’re doing the right thing, then they turn around and get greedy. I’m simply not paying that kind of price for half the content in a flimsy box. And they blew it with the Adeptus Titanicus price tag too; that’s two strikes recently.September 17, 2018 at 3:17 am #18285
I think the reason why GW was able to offer the original Kill Team box at that price was they re-used the sculpts for the minis?
Whereas in Rogue Trader (according to my local GW shop) all the sculpts are new?
(Not that I’m defending GW’s pricing. Just pointing it out).September 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm #18289
It’s still ridiculous – Kill Team had a heap of terrain in it, a thick book and a solid box.September 18, 2018 at 4:40 am #18310
Good news… purchase of Rogue Trader is not required… it’s a choice!September 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm #18324
Yes. I’ve held both the Kill Team starter box and the Rogue Trader box. The latter is ridiculously flimsy.
It looks like GW has discovered the trick of selling you the razor cheaply (comparatively) and making money on the blades 😛September 19, 2018 at 10:51 pm #18325
That’s not a new trick… they’ve known for a while.
And yes… the Rogue Trader box contains less… but the value of a product is what you get out of it.
I bought Kill Team for the terrain mainly. Already had Skitarii from Forge Bane and wasn’t that bothered about Genestealers. Obviously I wanted the rules and other bits to play the game.
Rogue Trader I wanted for the Trader miniatures, Nurgle less so, but the new maps and close quarter rules are good. The Codex to use Rogue Traders in 40k is useful and the ‘heroes’ are some damned powerful figures.
Take a look at the price of most hero figures for 40K and that makes Rogue Trader look better value.September 20, 2018 at 6:14 am #18326
TBH…I do not see a “ripp-off” here. In KT the highlight of the box was the terrain..a huge amount for the money…and really great looking. So basically you get lots of great terrain for a great price…and some nice stuff on top. In RT the terrain can not compete…but the “scatter terrain” it has looks ace. In RT the highlight are the minis. 33 new ones (against 20…10 old – 10 new…I think)…and the nurgle boss and 3 hulks are really huge monsters that would normally cost a hefty GW-sum on their own. So in RT you get a lot of great new minis for a really good price…and some nice stuff on top.
So…the “worth” of the boxes is not that far from each other…but depending on what you look for…one is better then the other.September 20, 2018 at 8:15 am #18327
I have to say though I’m always nonplussed when people justify GW’s prices by comparing them to … GW’s prices. 😉September 20, 2018 at 10:02 am #18333
I’m just pointing out that value is subjective.September 20, 2018 at 10:19 am #18334
Huh?September 20, 2018 at 10:21 am #18335
Oh hold on, you just made a comment, I replied, and you changed your comment. Again. Sigh.
Notice the wink on my last comment please.
And of course my comments, and all comments, are subjective. I’m not going to ask anyone to put ‘IMHO’ before every statement they make.September 20, 2018 at 11:18 am #18339
Sometimes I word things in a way that may offend. I edit minutes later. Sometimes I would delete, but that option is not available.
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