Well, the Beatles almost said it.....and it is this month at least.....Bob Naismith designed the iconic Womble headed Beakies back in the 80s. Games Workshop are releasing a 'limited' edition plastic marine to celebrate....at £18 he's not a cheap option however I think it's a needed hobby purchase to allow me to look back on all those years of avoiding 40K.....I must find my old plastic box set....battered but still around along with a handful of complete sprues....all images copyright Games Workshop
Their wording below.............
Iconic soldiers of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Space Marines are recognisable to all. Slamming down from orbit in Drop Pods and unleashing hell onto the enemies of the Imperium, they are found in every corner of the galaxy, heroically battling evil wherever it is found in a desperate struggle for the very survival of mankind itself. As long as a single Space Marine draws breath, the Imperium of Man stands inviolable.
Games Workshop invites you to celebrate thirty years of Space Marines (yes, it really has been that long…) with this incredible, limited edition reimagining of the first ever Space Marine miniature! Armed with a disintegration pistol, disintegration combi-gun and combat blade, he comes with a Citadel 32mm Round base in a special presentation box, featuring his rules for deployment in games of Warhammer 40,000!
This model is strictly limited – once it’s gone, that’s it – so move quickly to ensure your own little piece of history!
This miniature will be available to purchase from the Games Workshop webstore, Games Workshop retail stores, and selected independent stockists.
The original boxed set, borrowed off Richard Hale's wonderful Stuff of Legends site.....
Lots more pics on SoL here.
I can only hope they realise the love out there for the old Slahn and decide to re-release them.....I won't hold my breath though....