Warhammer 40,000 25th Anniversary Model for Pre-Order

By bj
In News
Jan 31st, 2012

Games Workshop is taking pre-orders for their 25th anniversary model:

From their post:

Games Workshop is now taking pre-orders for their Warhammer 40,000 25th Anniversay Model, depicting the Crimson Fist from the original Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader rulebook cover.

It’s expected to release on the 25th of February

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  • GreenJello

    I’ve got a better way of commemorating, I just take out my old RT rule book!

  • haywire

    But the plasma pistol is all wrong.

  • It wasn’t a pistol in the original but a built-in arm mounted weapon..

  • metalsifter

    I don’t recall the Marine on the cover having all those bubbles on his armor either. 😉

  • thetang22

    My first thought was – 25th anniversary, huh?…must be an opportunity to gouge potential customers by charging $25. I guess I wasn’t so surprised to see the price of $33

    • Kolonel K

      $55 Aus. For one figure and a banner.

      • KelRiever

        But it is your privilege to own a Games Workshop miniature like this! In fact, consider yourself lucky it is so cheap!

        Yes, that was meant to be sarcastic.

  • Sejanus

    All this does is show how times have changed at GW….and not for the better.

    Behold the mess that is Finecast.

    Or as I like to call it…”how to make great new sculpts that look like garbage.”
    I must admit I have never seen such amazing detail in holes and bubbles before.
    It truly is astonishing.

    • Wow, really? The casts are all wrong? That’s odd, it hasn’t been released in Canada yet, so I can’t give my opinion on how the Finecast material turned out on this model, but I’ll take your word on it.

  • I hate having to choose my country every time I want to visit their site. I didn’t even make it to the model to preview it.

    I don’t know why an extra click is infuriating.

    • Soulfinger

      You just need more practice. Try this website.

  • Repeter

    I just don’t understand how GW doesn’t see that their strongest point is that they produce the best plastic kits on the market. I love carving up those sprues, converting my own little details, etc.

    Finecast resin is instantly recognizable as an inferior material when compared to the normal GW plastics. The material is both too bendy and brittle–is this dark magic?!? Let’s also not forget the total disappointment one feels when they are looking at a cavity where sublime detail used to be.

    It’s all so obvious I cannot fathom a team of QC people going for it, no matter how money hungry the company wants to make. What could possibly be the explanation?!? Are people actually going back for more, once they get burned more than once? Is GW making money with this crap?

    I don’t even really care about money. I make alright money and I like to spend it. When I love a model, pretty much nothing gets in my way of owning it. I’d pay more for a cool 25th anni piece, if the material could at least be trusted. $33? Whatever–I’ve spent more on a cool T-shirt. If it’s a model made from Finecast, however, I won’t pay more than $5.

  • jackgaudette

    GW = crap… My name is Jack and I am a recovering GW addict. ……. Crowd says “Hello Jack”

    • Soulfinger

      Hello Jack! GW isn’t all crap though. They deserve credit where it is due.

      My nostalgic Rogue Trader era heart skipped a beat when I saw the mini, but it’s the plasma pistol that kills it. I want the crazy, arm-integrated blaster thing that the original guy had, the thing that wasn’t part of any army list. Changing it to a plasma pistol just makes me remember all of the other great stuff that was cut out since the original edition. Space Marines rockin’ shuriken catapults, Chaos that was actually chaotic, space dwarves, scratch built models, and a mind-blowing presentation that immersed me the first time I picked up the book. I enjoy the most recent edition, but any bit of sentimentality makes me regret having missed out on White Dwarf issues with RPG articles instead of cover to cover GW advertising and all the games like Chainsaw Warrior, Dark Future, and Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb that GW put out back when they were an honest-to-goodness game company. This thing is collectable nostalgia for people who’ve never known Mordheim or Necromunda as anything but a specialist game.

      I kind of even miss the advertising for D-Rok. Yeah, remember when GW had a record label?

      • T34

        Don’t forget the occasional flexi-disc in WD!

        • Soulfinger

          Absolutely! There need to be codes for downloading free Bolt Thrower MP3s. I mean, Chaos is supposed to have a soundtrack right? That’s what Noise Marines are all about. You could play your World Eaters while listening to the song, “World Eaters.” Because, in the future there is only war . . . and death metal.

  • $33! I am starting to think I am undercharging!

    • KelRiever

      Well, you certainly are….if only we knew how many of these were selling.

      $33 times 0 is zero. 😉

  • lordofexcess

    Time was when I’d have been fanboying it up … coming up with endless reasons why $33.00 for this figure is cheap, why people shouldn’t complain … why … why … no more for me. I’ve retired from GW core games for life I think (though I still like GW oriented video games and I will buy the occasional black library offering … I also like the FFG stuff, etc. etc.).

    The price is too high not just for this mini but for all of GW’s main line games. The price in actual money … the price in space in my house to store soooooo much 28 MM crap, all the terrain, all the armies for just one game (I can now store 5 historical systems worth of armies in that same space, 3 or 4 times the armies, minis etc. in a mixture of scales) and the price in my time in terms of what discretionary time I do get to game. I’d rather be playing more interesting games that were more fun for me personally. Been there done that with GW … the RTTs, GTs aren’t what they used to be and even if they were … they just aren’t that fun without the amazing club that I used to be able to game with.

    So to those who still get great value from GW … I begrudge you nothing, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, I know I did for years and for that I’ll be eternally thankful to GW. So to each their own, live and let live.