The Iconic tabletop game is finally getting some awesome looking action figures by Bandai!
At Warhammer Fest UK and The Shizuoka Hobby Show, Bandai revealed an unpainted prototype of the Primaris Space Marine Action figure. I haven’t played the Warhammer tabletop game nor most of the video games, though I am somewhat familiar to the property.
I know that there’s a lot of Marine factions in the Warhammer 40,000 universe as well as different types of enemies as well. Though I’ve never played the games I’ve always adored the designs and always thought they would make fantastic action figures.
Here’s the official press release from Games Workshop:
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own Warhammer 40,000 action figure? Of course you have! And very soon, that dream will be a reality. Read on for news of one of the most exciting alliances since the unification of Terra and Mars – Warhammer and Bandai.
Today, we can show you some of the initial designs for the first-ever Warhammer 40,000 action figure! It’s a fully painted, 7-inch-tall Primaris Space Marine, featuring multiple points of articulation, exchangeable weapons, and all sorts of other cool details, brought to life on a new scale.
Bandai are, of course, world experts when it comes to action figures like this. Their team have been working directly with the miniatures designers in the Warhammer Studio, including the father of modern Space Marine design, Jes Goodwin,* to ensure that this action figure is a faithful replica of a Primaris Space Marine in Mark X Tacticus armour, every inch true to the lore of Warhammer 40,000.
We think it’s looking amazing, and we can’t wait to get one on our desk – posing him in a suitably heroic poses while we practice making the noise of a tiny boltgun firing.**
Now Games Workshop who own the master rights to the Warhammer license has agreed to a worldwide licensing partnership with Bandai to release a series of 7″ fully articulated figures with interchangeable hands and multiple weapons.
I’ll definitely be very interested in collecting these figures and I am very excited to see the line grow and have a sweet collection of Warhammer 40,000 action figures on my shelf!
As I’ve mentioned the first figure will be the Primaris Space Marine. No word of an official update of a release date has been announced yet though I can guess it’ll be released later this year.