40k Buying Guide: The Current Bestsellers for 40k in 2016

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40k Buying Guide is rated empty your pockets. These articles are meant to help you continue complaining about GW pricing schemes at the same time you are buying used models on Ebay

As you may or may not know Games Workshop has an interesting feature on their website that is updated periodically. Whenever you go and check out the Warhammer 40k tab on the GW site you will notice filters, and one shows their best selling models. This is an easy way to look into the highly secretive company making our favorite toys. We can assume the list represents the top selling models ordered from the GW site, and if you look at the list it is clear they are not trying to convince us to buy poor selling kits.

Let us take a look at this list and break it down from the obvious to not so obvious. Keep in mind the order doesn’t necessarily equate to selling position.

There you have it, the current top 12 Warhammer 40k kits. As usual the Imperial forces fill the list, with a smattering of other factions. The rise of the Start Collecting! sets are no surprise. What I am surprised about is the Swarm and Scions making the list. Judging from what I see on tables I am also shocked no Stormsurges or Bloodthirsters took top spots. If this is about what GW store managers are pushing then the list makes sense. It does show diversity in a certain sense, as almost everything are good values and essential for starting a new army, with a few set piece models like the Imperial Knight in for good measure. It will be interesting to see if anything changes when the list is updated again.