Oh wow, I wasn't even thinking of GW's character minis, I was just thinking of the rank-and-file plastic troops, which are bad enough, but nowhere NEAR the price-per-mini we're talking about with those special character minis.
Which is pretty far over the top, considering you could reasonably cook up your own special character minis in HeroForge for the same price as any other HeroForge mini. Which can optionally be printed in full-colour these days for about US $45. Maybe not QUITE as nice a mini as one of GW's resin pieces, but... hell, they're still quite nice, AND you don't need to be a skilled painter to get a nicely pre-"painted" character mini!
HeroForge: It's not an exact match for the GW character, and a skilled painter could do nicer work with actual paint, but for only 20 minutes spent in HeroForge quickly picking a few default options and fiddling with a couple custom colours and tiny adjustments to the pose, it's not a bad substitute, for only $12 more than the unpainted, unassembled GW mini! And a little more than a breezy 20 or 30 minutes of time and patience could probably result in a much better selection of costume, weapons, pose, and so on.
The GW mini is, no doubt, the only way to go if that is exactly what you want your character to look like, but if I needed a stand-in for that character and had over $30-$45 to spend for it, the only thing that would make me pause would be if I really wanted to paint and assemble the mini myself.
And if I wanted to paint and assemble the mini myself an an exact match was not a requirement, I could grab a Wargames Atlantic Grognards Command kit and be able to assemble a figure that's in the ballpark of GW's model (albeit with a different uniform and hat), plust the bits for a handful of great heavy weapons with crew, for just about GW's price for one figure.
So, yeah, I'll have to draw a line between the GW boxes of rank-and-file soldiers, which are pricy enough, and GW's characters, which are outlandish!
In any case, that D&D character model looks pretty good, but wow, are they asking us to pay a premium for that, when $44 and HeroForge can produce a pre-assembled, pre-"painted" mini of pretty reasonable quality, depending on how much fiddling around you want to do with the HeroForge controls to get just the right colours, pose, and so on, and how much you can tolerate the HeroForge chunky weapona and heroic aesthetic. (For most casual gamers, I would bet that a gift certificate for HeroForge might be the gift they would appreciate more than a build-and-paint-your-own official D&D character experience, unless the official D&D mini were the perfect match, and money and time/effort/talent/skill for painting were no object! A gamer who likes painting could get as many as two unpainted HeroForge figures for just about the same price, if that's their preference!)