Posted by Jawaballs at 9:44 AM
Come on GW. Really? For the most part I think that Gamesworkshop does a lot of great stuff and I try to be positive. For example, I love the Stormraven in the leaked picture. The Dark Eldar models are gorgeous. The Blood Angels codex was well done. I didn't even grumble when they raised the prices of some of their products by 40%. (I bought a Corublo model for 8 bucks two years ago, how much is it now?) Having said that, I think that this needs to be griped about.
Behold the picture. On the right is the old GW Super Glue. It is a 1 ounce bottle of glue that I bought for 6 bucks last year. I thought that it was a little pricey at the time. I think the price was hovering around 8 dollars US very recently depending on where you bought it. I personally think that their super glue is a good product. I prefer it to their other glue called Plastic Glue. It has a strong bond, but does not melt the plastic together like the plastic glue. I liked it because while it was strong, I was able to pull arms off marines to upgrade their guns with little damage to the paint job.
Much to my chagrin I tried to order some more GW Super Glue this fall for my gaming club here at school from the Warstore and they sent me Zap a Gap instead. I did not know why, thinking it was an oversight, until I tried to order it again from Rob Baer at Spikey Bits and he told me it was discontinued.
Horrified that my favorite glue was gone, I then walked into A Timeless Journey, the local comic book shop in Stamford, CT where I buy my paints, to see if he had any and look what he had. Little tiny bottles of Super Glue! See the price tag? Lets compare.
Old Super Glue. 1 oz bottle = $ 6.00 or 8.00 depending on where you buy it. (The Warstore, no tax.)
New Super Glue .17 oz bottle = $ 6.60 + tax.
That is POINT ONE SEVEN by the way. You can fit 5.8 of those bottles into one of the previous one. That means that GW has raised the price of an ounce of their super glue to $ 40.70 with tax included. Now THAT is a price increase. What is that, about 700%? Let me see... I can buy a Land Raider, or glue. Maybe the ink used to print the word THIN is made out of pure squid juice imported from Malaysia? Or is it the plastic that the tiny bottle is now packaged in that warrants the price increase? What is the point of the plastic? Selling bottles without extra plastic was not good enough? Maybe they boiled down rare wild caught Chinese Pandas to make it?
I can't imagine the formula of the glue in the new little bottle is any different at all from the formula in the older one, but now they are selling it for seven times the price. That would be like charging 400 dollars for a Baal Predator. So for that GW I ask, What The Frack?
Oh well. Add yet another GW product to the list of things I will never buy again. Man, it is a good time to be The Army Painter! Maybe we can start a campaign. All of us can mail our old 1 oz super glue bottles to GW when they are empty and request a refill? Or demand that they recycle the plastic for use in their new models to lower the cost. This is just getting ridiculous. Am I off base?