So why is it infamous? There's a few reasons, but the main two are some of the contents, namely Lieutenant Varras, the Imperial Pilot and the scenery, a crashed "Imperial Lander".
Lieutenant Varras is a miniature many people haven't seen before, and due to his non-standard Imperial attire plus being on of the very few Imperial Pilot minis ever made, he is somewhat of a rarity! On eBay he can go for a bit of a pretty penny.
The "Imperial Lander" is also of interest to many collectors, with pieces of fuselage scattered across five terrain pieces. Like the pilot, but for different reasons, this is also popular on the second hand market from an age when there weren't many Imperial aircraft.
Now with all that in play, is the set worth it? The Space Marines are early MkVII, push-fit minis, the Genestealers are from the original Space Hulk box, but for the time the Termagants were new.
All up, this set is pretty expensive, almost as much as some of the modern starter sets for far less.
If you're a fan of nostalgia, then this might be awesome, but we're saving our dollareedos for the other nostalgia trip coming up in 2024, Tomb Kings!