From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
Pre-orders for the 9th edition box set for Warhammer 40,000 went up on Saturday. Demand was so fierce the Games Workshop website crashed and copies sold out almost immediately.
By the time most people were even able to load the website to order, they were greeted by an image like this:
Three years ago the boxed set for 8th edition sold very well, but did not sell out. I had a feeling this time it would be different. I happened to be in a local games store on Saturday, and their phone was ringing 30 minutes before pre-orders opened with people wanting to reserve a copy.
Partly it’s new latest release of a game that is reaching ever higher heights of popularity. Partly, I think, is that people are going stir crazy from their COVID lockups and shutdowns. Hobby painting is an activity you can do at home, by yourself and people are always looking for new things.
The Sisters of Battle box also sold out within a few minutes of opening. I happened to look on the GW website recently for a basic squad of Sisters. Those were sold out too.
I don’t think demand for the models in Indomitus is going away soon. But to anyone feeling frustrated about missing out, I would say just paint what you already own, and don’t go paying silly prices on eBay.