Anyway, in the true spirit of this new venture, the 30th Anniversary Space Marine is also a Primaris. Not a reimagined Mark VI, where this all began back in the late 80s. Not a plastic Thunder Warrior. Not a Crimson Fist vs Ork 2-pack, nope - a miniature that has been around for less that 6 months. In relaity, this miniature has about as much to do with the 30th anniversary as a Tau miniature! So that's out next week, with absolutely zero nostalgic value. The packaging is interesting and as you can see from the sprue there is only the two heads as optional extras.
In related releases you can now get the Primaris Strike Force Patrol Detachment, which is a Primaris Captain, a 5-man Primaris Hellblasters Combat Squad and a 5-man Primaris Intercessors Combat Squad. This is a bundle, not a starter boxed set, so don't expect a discount. Also out next week are three Combat Squads. Combat squads started years back with 5 miniatures (generally snap fit) placed in a box at a reduced price. Was a great way to test schemes or quickly add units to your force. Unfortunately that spirit is long gone, and these new Combat Squads are actually cheaper to buy in the 10 man sets than the 5 man sets. Illogical! They are multi-part and multi-pose though, so that is excellent!
Tzeetch is back - one of the best releases Games Workshop have done in decades - with some Tzeentch Warscroll Cards for Age of $igmar.
Speaking of Age of $igmar, there's a new trilogy called Eight Lamentations which draws on the old Fantasy "Quest" story line. Quite a cool idea - go back to the classics. This is Book 1 Spear of Shadows, so jumping on board now is not a bad plan - or wait for the paperbackl!
Overall not a terribly exciting week, but here's hoping something cool is just around the corner.