Marines are pretty much confirmed as the next release as a raft of images have hit the net, showing exactly what will be on offer.
We’ve also heard that the Codex will be released with seven different covers to represent a variety of chapters, at the special Limited Edition price of $115 USD. ( 100 Kazillion AUD).
What’s also interesting is that preliminary pricing rumours seem to continue the trend of US prices rising to match Aussie prices more closely, which undoubtedly is due to the US being the only remaining growing market, as they are the only market that still sold internationally. With the price increases on new kits (as seen on Tau and Eldar) there really isn’t that much money to be saved anymore however. I think we’ll probably see US sales drop in the coming year as a result.
What has really set the blogosphere afire is the new ‘Centurions’:
These are apparently the new vanilla marine ‘Obliterator’ option, a concept that would surely have been very well received if not for the models themselves. (Which is somewhat ironic since the CSM Oblits are already pretty ugly if you ask me.)
I can’t speak for everyone (although I have yet to see anyone who likes them) but I really have to admit I think GWS has dropped the ball here… I mean they constantly tell us they are a modeling company and then release these.
Other options include these Vanguard which were apparently accidentally sold early. Woops. Someone will lose their job over this one I am sure. They do look good however. Plastic is always a major boon.
There is also this tank, which from memory is some kind of anti-air choice.