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Offline kyussinchains

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[rumour] BOFA to return?
« on: October 21, 2014, 03:39:09 PM »
So I heard from a friend who is a member on the 'something awful' forum that there was a rumour going round that GW is planning to re-release the battle of five armies game this xmas to coincide with the release of the 3rd film in the hobbit series as a last hurrah before they dump the entire LOTR franchise from their range

he said that no sources were cited, and it may just be blind rumour, has anyone else heard anything about this? can anyone confirm or deny or share any further information?

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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 04:50:41 PM »
Well if you'd said that last year I would have shaken my head.

But this year we had that Space Hulk re-release which tells me GW might be keeping stuff, even SG type stuff, just in case.  Or maybe through rank inefficiency. =-P

So yeah, I figure, why not?
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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 07:03:28 PM »
Yeah this one is pretty plausible irrespective of Space Hulk simply as
1. There's a movie about to drop for it
2. Like Space Hulk it's an entirely self-contained game, despite the rules being based on WM.

I'd consider it myself if it was to happen and I don't even really care for fantasy. Wouldn't make a bad booster to those wanting to fill out collections I expect (they're in scale/style with WM figures, right?)
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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 07:23:18 PM »
Interesting. I'd put one on my list to Santa. Or Satan, seeing as how the Evil Empire are involved  :D

40-50 to milk the market, it's what they like to do.

I don't suppose they'd produce any of the metal blisters for the extra units  :( .

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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 07:41:00 PM »
I would crawl over broken glass if they would re-release the BOFA metal blisters!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 07:58:36 PM »
AIR, the last warmaster blisters went for 8.70. So if they did redo the metal ones for BOFA, you'd possibly be looking at 10?

They do have a reputation to maintain. Not that I think that reputation is for ripping their customers off you understand. Perish the thought...

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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »
40-50 to milk the market, it's what they like to do.

Good luck with that!! The last time it was for sale I think it was around 60, the one I bought a year or two before it went off the market was at least 50.

Metal blisters would be really good - even at 10 a blisters - as some of the packs were very nice. But considering the move away from metal, I think this is very unlikely.

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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 09:16:21 PM »
Let an old man dream. ;-)
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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 10:21:44 PM »
Eeek! Just looked on their website (first time in a loooong time). They're selling the box set "Escape from Goblin Town" in the Hobbit range for 75. It's sold as a "once in a lifetime limited edition", which I guess is how they might pitch a new BOFA.

That'd be a LOT of cash in one hit for 2000 points worth of plastic figures, a bit of scenery and a rule book. Having said that, compared to currently metal products available from other manufacturers, it'd be a reasonable price, allowing that it's plastic rather than metal.

Would I buy one? I think I'd have to get permission from the boss first, especially around Christmas-time.

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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 02:02:08 AM »
I would get a couple of those sets. And I esp. would love the metal stuff. But I wonder if this rumour started due to my thread on Warseer asking for its return when the film gets here.

It would make total sense for GW to bank on this stuff though...
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Re: [rumour] BOFA to return?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2014, 03:46:54 PM »
I would get a couple of those sets. And I esp. would love the metal stuff. But I wonder if this rumour started due to my thread on Warseer asking for its return when the film gets here.

It would make total sense for GW to bank on this stuff though...
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