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 Captain Joystick wrote:
Really want the battle sister, shame it's going to be blind-box.

Oh who am I kidding, I'll try for it. If I get one, would love to touch it up with my own colour scheme and have it at my desk


Pretty certain touching up a Battle Sister is not good for your health...

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 MajorTom11 wrote:
It irks me badly that after so many examples for games like dawn of war or space marine, GW still can't figure out how to 'sell' power armor at a larger scale. The hips and upper legs are ridiculously badly proportioned. No excuse at 7", I can't unsee it, there is an 8 ft tall 60 pound dude in that suit. Git'im a sammich!


I still quite like it but I agree, there's no real reason why they can't get proper proportions on this guy. The other Bandai ranges don't seem that limited in that regard.

If only GW took feedback on these early design images.
   
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Is there an ETA on these?
   
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A Battlefleet Gothic mechacolle would be enough for me to actually take more than a passing interest in the game. I doubt it'd happen, but something like that might be enough to start piquing Japanese hobbyists' interest in more gaming scale models.

I've never understood why GW or some other company hasn't ever tried to make more of a substantial push into Japanese hobby territory. It happens every now and then but nothing seems to stick.

I like my plamo as much as the next nerd but all those kits start to take up substantial space over the years, much more than a typical wargaming model!

I might even have to break my no toy policy and pick up a marine...

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 Gael Knight wrote:
 MajorTom11 wrote:
It irks me badly that after so many examples for games like dawn of war or space marine, GW still can't figure out how to 'sell' power armor at a larger scale. The hips and upper legs are ridiculously badly proportioned. No excuse at 7", I can't unsee it, there is an 8 ft tall 60 pound dude in that suit. Git'im a sammich!


I still quite like it but I agree, there's no real reason why they can't get proper proportions on this guy. The other Bandai ranges don't seem that limited in that regard.

If only GW took feedback on these early design images.


It's like Terminator thighs, one you see it, you can't really not see it ever again. Which sucks, because in both cases the rest of it is awesome.

Maybe as has been posited the issue revolves around articulation, but honestly I still lean heavily to it being an approved aesthetic choice. Bandai is way too good at this stuff not to be able to figure out how to make bigger hips and uppers legs thicker than the wrists...

   
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On the Japan front, I guess part of it is western companies just sticking what they perceive as popular, based on what sells in our neck of the woods.

GW seem to be making a determined go of it though. Space Marine Heroes is lined up for a third series, which suggests they’re getting some kind of return on the investment. And marrying up to Bandai is equally a move of a company interested in seeing what’s going to work?

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Just realized the chibi marine is a take on the dude from the RT cover.

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@#$%. Now I have to buy one.


God damn it, I hadn’t noticed that, now I also need it.

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This is very intriguing, Games Workshop cooperating with Bandai is the stuff of dreams! Tau Mecha Gundam is, hopefully, one step closer!

Disappointed as anybody else that they've gone for a Primaris action figure but i'll almost certainly buy one if it promotes the idea of furthering the range. Really have my fingers crossed that this is the embryonic stage of a long and fruitful partnership.

   
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I get the impression that the Japanese scene is even more transitory than ours to for a property to remain desirable they've got to carry on pushing out new stuff even faster than most are comfortable with, and over a broader range

so even if a first release goes well they've got to keep on pushing stuff out or they vanish,

(so current GW could fit quite well)

 
   
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My fix to the hips, fwiw -



(comparison)



Doesn't seem all that big but to me, makes a MASSIVE difference vs the original -





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Nice, i was just working something like that up myself. Seems you've more or less sorted it.
   
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I usually don't care about action figures, but I think that marine might be cool to paint and customise as a display piece. I wonder how expensive it will be?

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Yeah, pricing will be interesting.

Shame it’s not a full series at the same scale (and price!) as the Hasbro Star Wars figures.

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Honestly Bandai kits are pretty damn reasonable for what you get. I predict that it is actually GW that will cause the price to go up, but if this is detailed in line with an RG or HG Gunpla, then it should be between 20-30. Because of GW I would say prob more like 35-40.

Could be well off, we'll see -

   
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I've been wanting this for well over a decade and this is an instant buy for me. I hope the chibi style figures are along the line of Nendroids and are poseable as well.
[edit...] Well after reading the press release they are the mini single pose soft pvc toys that you get at arcades. Hopefully they are sold as a set and not all blind buys here in the west.

I really wish the figuarts (assuming it's figuarts quality) action figure wasn't primaris.

Am I alone in hating the aesthetic of the primaris marines? I like the size, but the weapons, armor, vehicles, etc are all gak imo. But I'll still buy it cause I'm a sucker.

Hopefully they sell well and consider some of the other models. An aspect warrior, wraithguard, thousand sons, are all high on my list.

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I assume the Space Marine Hero range has driven this. It would be nice if they had older space marine armours planned. Might see more tomorrow, maybe.

The only thing I don't really like about Primaris are the helmet options.

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I have quite a few of Bandai's 1/12 scale Star Wars figures/models and they are awesome. Can't wait to get these.

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Anyone else thinking about getting one and repainting it like a statue to use as terrain?
   
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Nvs wrote:
I really wish the figuarts (assuming it's figuarts quality) action figure wasn't primaris.

Well, it does say it is the first in a range, so I'm sure non-primaris stuff will be available sooner or later.

   
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Not sure I would buy a space marine action figure, or chibis. But If you made a line of Nurglings and squigs that I could set up creating chaos all over my office, that might be fun.


I think they should put the rules for 40k on the boxes as well. Just in case people want to collect the action figures, and play actual 40k at a larger scale with them.

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Maybe Bandai will grace us with a plamo marine that's roughly the scale of most their 1/144 mech offerings or Star Wars humanoids at some future point.

I think a model kit would make both companies quite a bit of cash as well. Think of all the limited editions Bandai could paywall behind their online storefront!

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
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I like 'em and that shocks me!

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Maybe Bandai will grace us with a plamo marine that's roughly the scale of most their 1/144 mech offerings or Star Wars humanoids at some future point.


Gundam/Space Marine Hybrids soon. But it in the next season of Build Fighters.
   
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 MajorTom11 wrote:
Honestly Bandai kits are pretty damn reasonable for what you get. I predict that it is actually GW that will cause the price to go up, but if this is detailed in line with an RG or HG Gunpla, then it should be between 20-30. Because of GW I would say prob more like 35-40.

Could be well off, we'll see -


It's not a model kit, so you're looking at the wrong price comparisons. It's more likely going to be priced like their Figuarts lines, so more like $60-100 USD depending on size(not just height but mass), accessories, whether it includes a stand, and so on. Most likely, it'll be in the $70-90 range like their Sentai/Kamen Rider figuarts.

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 Gael Knight wrote:
I assume the Space Marine Hero range has driven this. It would be nice if they had older space marine armours planned. Might see more tomorrow, maybe.

The only thing I don't really like about Primaris are the helmet options.


Primaris can use mostly any helmet a standard marine can. (Beakies are a bit of a pain to fit mind you)

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 Platuan4th wrote:
 MajorTom11 wrote:
Honestly Bandai kits are pretty damn reasonable for what you get. I predict that it is actually GW that will cause the price to go up, but if this is detailed in line with an RG or HG Gunpla, then it should be between 20-30. Because of GW I would say prob more like 35-40.

Could be well off, we'll see -


It's not a model kit, so you're looking at the wrong price comparisons. It's more likely going to be priced like their Figuarts lines, so more like $60-100 USD depending on size(not just height but mass), accessories, whether it includes a stand, and so on. Most likely, it'll be in the $70-90 range like their Sentai/Kamen Rider figuarts.


You are quite right sir my bad... I am used to seeing that red square on a box full of sprues lol.

   
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 Platuan4th wrote:
 MajorTom11 wrote:
Honestly Bandai kits are pretty damn reasonable for what you get. I predict that it is actually GW that will cause the price to go up, but if this is detailed in line with an RG or HG Gunpla, then it should be between 20-30. Because of GW I would say prob more like 35-40.

Could be well off, we'll see -


It's not a model kit, so you're looking at the wrong price comparisons. It's more likely going to be priced like their Figuarts lines, so more like $60-100 USD depending on size(not just height but mass), accessories, whether it includes a stand, and so on. Most likely, it'll be in the $70-90 range like their Sentai/Kamen Rider figuarts.


Yikes... I haven't bought an action fig in years (whenever the Two Towers lotr movie came out) but I was thinking it would be along the lines of the price of various premium McFarlane figs. If it is that much more, I'll pass.

   
 
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