OMNISSIAH – The Skitraii Collector’s Codex Unboxing


All hail the machine! Come see the spectacular Ruststalker Collector’s Edition of the Skitarii Adeptus Mechanicus Codex!

Welcome back Hobby Manaic’s! Today we’re looking at the Skitarii Rust Stalker Edition. It’s the first of the Mechanicus collector’s sets, but give praise as we’ll also have the Dominus version of the Mechanicus Codex that we’ll be reviewing in another article.




A lot of people don’t get to see these special edition sets because they aren’t 100% sure this is something they’d be interested in and let’s face it, these things aren’t cheap.

To give you guys an idea of what comes in these kits I’m here to give you an idea of what exactly is in these sets. Of course, this codex is long sold out but there is the secondary market which you can still get these Special Edition codex’ if you decide this is something you want.



In my opinion, this codex is more a mini supplement; it’s only 80-pages. Together with the Mechanicus Codex I think Games Workshop could have done just one book for both, but hey, that’s Games Workshop (it’s only crazy if it doesn’t sell).

The box that encases it is very solid. The cover has been given the foil brass treatment on the Icon and around the edges. On the back is the John Blanche. On the inside it’s pretty much the same as the regular codex. The pages do have foil along the edges as we’ve seen in the other collector’s edition.


Inside there’s a really cool blue print/poster on one side and the red planet Blanche art work in full color on the other side.




The brass coins, Maelstrom objectives, and special rules round out the special edition bits. I think these are great game aids and I’d like to Games Workshop would do more of these. The Maelstrom objectives however, are thin and flimsy and not something I’d want to use on a regular basis.

The coins are brass edged and make a resound thud when they land and click together.



It’s a really neat collector’s set that was limited to 900.

So, Hobby Maniac’s how do you feel about this collectors sets?

OMNISSIAH – The Ruststalker Skitraii Collector’s Codex

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  • JN7

    Didn’t this book just come out like last year? I mean, I guess that’s better than 10 years between updates… Maybe an in-between?

    • Firemind

      Well, it came out when the skitarii codex came out. The video was -most likely- done not too long ago, so it’s still “New content”

    • Tyris

      Oh, it did. Unboxing videos of OOP products appears to be the New Big Pointless Thing.

    • My comment, “Slow Day, huh BoLS” above was deleted by an administrator. So don’t say anything too negative

  • Shawn

    Not a big fan of collector’s editions of game books. Typically they’ll have the same information, the only thing different being the cover, a book mark, and, perhaps, the quality of the pages. It will also stay on the shelf to avoid wear and tear because you worried something might happen to it, so the standard edition is read and used instead. Now GW does go a bit beyond with the standard collectors edition and offer the unique objective marker coins and cards, but again, the worry is they would suffer too much wear and tear or get lost, so they’ll sit on the shelf too. Then when a new edition is out, they’ll make a new collector’s edition, etc. I’m not bashing anyone for getting it, if that’s what they want. I’m just voicing my reasons why I am not interested in them. Besides, my luck is so bad, I would be the one to ruin it with coffee spills etc. or damage it. I’d be so afraid of it that it would indeed just sit on the book shelf most of the time.

    • Bayne MacGregor

      I get a collectors edition for home use, where it suffers little wear and tear, and a standard to take to other places where it risks a lot of wear and tear from people less skilled at looking after books than I.
      But if you really want to see a cool collectors edition, you should see the Deathwatch RPG collectors ed. Cost me a lot, especially shipping, but then it does weigh 10kg with it’s heavy metal sculpted box and chains.

      • Shawn

        That does indeed look impressive. Not a bad idea about having a standard copy for traveling and then the collector’s for at home. Unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury of playing at home. Now if all collector’s items were like this, I’d be tempted to buy them. I play Deathwatch too when I can, but I’m always afraid that they’ll make a new edition and get burned. They did that to me with D&D 3.5 And I’m not a happy camper about it, to say the least.

        • Bayne MacGregor

          Ah well i still run 2nd ed D&D games all these years later.

          • Shawn

            Nice. I liked that edition. The only thing I didn’t like was the removal of half-orcs and I believe gnomes from the game.

  • Slow day, huh BoLS?

  • Thedinosaur

    clicked hoping for a new combined codex

    commented in disappointment 🙁

    • spikeybits

      Reading Comprehension:

      • Thedinosaur

        nah man this is the internet, its always someone else’s fault 😛

  • Deleting non-vulgar, non-threatening comments just because they are critical of you? That’s the Donald Trump way to run a website.

    • JN7

      BOLS is the best website! Yuuge success! Many important people have told me the website is the greatest.

  • Benderisgreat

    When they collect the CultMech and Skitarii books it’ll immediately become a paperweight.

    Nice book, though.

    • Tyris

      Only if they bother to actually change anything in the collected edition! If all they do is add some Formations then… well, the paperweightiness will depend on how must-have those are.

    • Bayne MacGregor

      A collectible paperweight.
      But hey, i’ve been playing GW games since the late 80’s, and still value all my old editions (still play some too!).

      • Benderisgreat

        I’ve only been keeping the ones I really find charming. It took boxing things up to prepare for a move to convince me to pick and choose the stuff I really wanted.