Games Workshop Japan has a new collection of Space Marine Heroes coming – but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
There have been a few pictures making the rounds and speculation on a special promotion linked to Games Workshop Japan. A series of 12 Space Marine Heroes is heading to Japan – but are these new busts, collectables, regular tactical marines, or something else entirely? And are they only going to be available in Japan? Here’s what we know so far:
From this flyer, it looks like these are just tactical marines. They are on 32mm bases and there isn’t anything out of the ordinary – except for the scenic base which looks cool…
The only real info is that this could be a Japanese GW only promotion – it’s not the first time GW has done some region specific promotions.
Here is another poster that has all “12 Heroes to Collect” and they are all named individually. That’s an odd number as it’s larger than the standard tactical squad – there also appears to be a couple heavy weapon wielding marines – you can see their oversized backpacks. But the strange thing, to me at least, is that the art isn’t matching the tactical marine:
Here is a side-by-side comparison of the flyers, the one on the right has been blown-up so you can see it clearly: Brother Castor is not wearing a helmet and has a different neck guard. Now, that could just be an artist’s rendition of the model… But it gives to credence to the “Bust” theory. I know there are collectors out there that would jump at the chance to get some Space Marine busts – and Games Workshop has done those before.
Unfortunately there is nothing currently on the Games Workshop Japan homepage. But we’ll be keeping tabs on this one as more unfolds.
What do you think it is? Just “regular” Tactical Marines, a new set of Space Marine Busts, a new Space Marine manga series or something else entirely? Let us know in the comments below!