Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the Grim Darkness of the Future Things Are Getting Fugly

I'm sure by now you've all seen the Storm Raven.... if you haven't you soon will but avoid it like the plague if you can help it... I think it's safe to say even Papa Nurgle called in to GW sick today.

Now unlike some I don't bash on GW much so this won't be something you see here to often. The company has always treated me right, years ago I had a newly bought Necron army stolen from me and when the local GW rep heard about it from my favorite stores owner they got me 90% of it back free of charge. I also don't complain about the cost because 9.9 times out of ten GW delivers with their product. The way I see it we pay the premium to get the very best and I'm very OK with that.... but when they fail so completely, so miserably I think I have a right to be a little grizzled about it. ESPECIALLY when it's a kit I've been drooling over the prospect of.

I could understand if ONE person designed, OK'd and produced the kit. I can understand the concept of one person liking this... but with a company as anal as GW I just can't fathom how they cleared and approved this through all their channels. Especially with all those great Valkyrie to Storm Raven conversions out there!

I can think of only one other time I feel that GW failed THIS miserably. Remember how bad the metal Possessed Marines were? The ones GW released a few years back not long before we got the awesome plastic kit that wonderfully put those metal travesties out of their misery... yeah.

Hopefully the same happens here but I doubt it, good things just don't happen that often in life but I can dream can't I? I hope so, I'd rather put together an old Land Speeder kit than look at that thing ever again.


  1. Whenever a terrible commercial comes on during the Super Bowl, I love thinking about how many people put in so much effort to make an awful (and costly) piece of garbage. I have a similar feeling about this Storm Raven... funny and frustrating at the same time. It's a shame that this happened with perhaps one of the most anticipated models ever from GW. Too bad but my guess is that still sell a ton of 'em if they're available to all the marine chapters.

  2. @Papa JJ: In the very least I DO think it could make one FANTASTIC Ork vehicle.