I got an e-mail from Wargames Factory regarding the release of their new plastic Vikings. They aren't ready to release the actual boxed sets, but they do have some preliminary sprues up for ordering. Price point is $4.95 for three sprues with enough parts to make 8 Vikings with various bits left over. Free shipping is available with orders of $100 or more, so for $103.95 you could get 168 Vikings. Even at lower quantities with flat-rate shipping the prices are very competitive. To me they look very nice. I'm not sure how long this preliminary run will be available. I already got my present, but if you want Vikings for Christmas you may want to point your relatives/friends to this link.