For example, Pariah is currently in stock without rules. I also read about the upcoming expansion related to him. My friend had bought Slenderman similarly (model only), and asked if he should purchase the Slenderman expansion again for the rules.
Is there any merit that I buy the 'model-first' product despite the lacking of rules, except for getting them much earlier?
Do I have to buy the same model when the expansion comes out later?
I apologize if this question has been already resolved; couldn't find the related thread here.
In the majority of cases the minis sold without rules are resin rather than plastic. Think of any resin mini you buy as a collectible sculpture rather than a game piece.