Warhammer miniatures are expensive because they’re high quality, and they’re made in small quantities. Warhammer miniatures are not mass-produced, but are hand-crafted one at a time by skilled artisans. They don’t have the economies of scale that allow other companies to sell products for less.
Warhammer miniatures are also expensive because they’re highly detailed. Each miniature has been designed by an expert artist who knows how to make each creature look realistic while keeping it simple enough to put together quickly. The quality of these models reflects the skill of Games Workshop’s artists and sculptors, who often work on Warhammer projects for years before their designs are ready for production.
Costs increase when you add in all the other components that go into making a game like Warhammer 40K: plastic card, metal tokens, dice, counters, books and so forth – all of which have to be produced separately.
Last modified: October 31, 2022