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A clue on mini pricing

Post by Renny on 23rd June 2011, 01:45

Matthew Sprange posted the following a little while ago on the Mongoose Forum -

"As for pricing, we are currently looking at five ships in a squadron set for $29.99, and 16 ships plus a mini-rulebook in a fleet set for $99.99. For the UK, do the usual conversions and add a 'tad' to allow for VAT, though we will try to limit that as much as we can."

So a rough guess would suggest around £20 for the Squadron set, depending on how much VAT they add (the actual amount is £18.59) and £62, let's call it £65 with the VAT added.

That works out to around £4 a mini for the squadron sets and about the same for the Fleet box. You're not saving much by going for the bigger set, except for convenience. Interesting. he also notes that we should be seeing images of painted ships in about three weeks time. I'll have to check and see how that compares to the ADb prices for minis at the moment.

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Re: A clue on mini pricing

Post by Renny on 23rd June 2011, 01:48

A quick Google search suggests that the Federation Commander squadron boxes upon which these are likely to be based are around the same price, if not a little more expensive i.e. £22 for the 5 ship Squadron Box set, Sixth Fleet, as an example. Interesting.

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Re: A clue on mini pricing

Post by Digger on 23rd June 2011, 17:37

I think it all depends on the quality of the mini's.

We have all seen some of the shite that came out of Mongoose in the past, so hopefully they won't go down that road again.

If the mini's are good quality, then I don't mind paying a bit extra.

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Post by Renny on 23rd June 2011, 18:50

First pictures of painted minis should hit in about three weeks so we'll know then, I guess.

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Post by Renny on 30th June 2011, 02:31

Latest news on pricing from ADB is that the new miniature box sets are actually going to be slightly cheaper than the existing Federation Commander sets.

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Post by Digger on 30th June 2011, 02:36

Sounds like a bidding war!

Actually, not that worried about the cost (as long as its not too high) I just want the mini's - NOW!!!!
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Re: A clue on mini pricing

Post by Mykilus on 30th June 2011, 04:52

i see a lot of Klingon battlegrey in my future.....

and the turn around will be quick as well, if there is one thing i know how to paint it`s SFB ships


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Post by Mykilus on 30th June 2011, 04:56

interesting dilema......do i go with the new stuff or carry on with the 2400 stuff and expand those fleets giveing me a wider choice....to be honest at the moment the only fleet i would start from scratch would be the Kzinti as i dont have any of those
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Re: A clue on mini pricing

Post by Renny on 30th June 2011, 09:01

Well, I would wait until you see the new miniatures and see how big the scale difference is. They can talk about it, but until you see it on the table it's pretty irrelevant.

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Post by Mykilus on 1st July 2011, 08:20

Must admit that i was looking at this site.....

http://www.starfleetgames.com/federation/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=41

and i am starting to see why people why where complaing about the old style mini`s, The lack of detail is quiet bad compared to today`s....and i am beging to swing towards the new stuff because i am looking at these ships and apart from a few i am thinking to myself...i can do better than that..
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Post by Digger on 1st July 2011, 17:08

As long as the Orks are painted first, I think you are going to br a busy boy Mike!

You'll be wearing out the paint brushes!
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Post by Mykilus on 2nd July 2011, 04:33

Digger..
Natrauly....but once done i am going to do some of my stuff that i got at Xmass and not had a chance to do... Very Happy
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