Lets start off with the "good guys", the Easy To Build Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought and the Easy To Build Primaris Aggressors which only give you one weapon option and limited posability, but does save you some cash!
On the Nurgle side of the equation. there's the seriously ugly Easy to Build Lord Felthius & Tainted Cohort - probably the worst of the Nurgle releases. That being said, have a look at the guy in the Cataphractii armour. - not only is he actually a nice looking mini, he doesn't fit in with the others. I wonder where he came from because I doubt he was originally in this set! Then there's the Easy To Build Myphitic Blight-hauler which is pretty cute and really quite cheap. Thinking of getting one of these to kitbash into a Mechanicum automata of some sort - just cut out the middle and away you go! Great for the price!
Next week also sees the return of the Citadel Combat Cards game. This is the Space Marines vs Chaos set and frankly card games belong with Pokemon and Magic...
No Codex this week, so looks like Tau will be next year which is pretty crappy, frankly! Just release one a week - it's not hard, most of them are copy paste anyway with old artwork! Honestly, Games Workshop give with one hand and take away with the other; "we're all about the community" BUT "oh just wait until you can play your army in 8th edition, oh and the Indexes aren't real anymore!". Not cool!
Now here's the rub; Games Workshop are having an internal conversation about whether they are a games company or a miniatures company - could these Easy To Build sets be a way to see if the audience will accept them? The price of the Primaris minis are outrageous - in Australia, the Primaris Aggressors are almost $30 per mini! So we're wondering if Games Workshop are testing the waters by charging high prices for the multi-part minis and then releasing these Easy To Build ones at a lower price to see what the market wants. Are they acclimatizing us to "cheap" toys for a future where the hobbyist is less part of their market? Or will they have a two-tiered pricing structure and do both? Curious to see where this goes!