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SM Heroes Series 2 now available worldwide, Series 3 in Asia


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I'd recommend amiami, I picked mine up from their store in Akhibara, but I've used their mail order before for international shipping. They will dip in and out of stock as they are sod and resupplied, but it's just a case of waiting.


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What is going on with the release of season 2 in the UK?
They are not available from my preferred online retailers (Element games or just play games) or direct from GW but have been available for ages from a couple of retailers (Wayland now seems to have them in stock, I thought Element would get them the same time Wayland does).

Does anyone know of these are going to remain exclusive to a small number of sellers or go on general sale?

I'd rather wait and buy from one of my normal suppliers.

Edited by klisof, 05 October 2019 - 12:37 PM.


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Valrak did a great video and he'll be doing a giveaway of his Space Marine Heroes Series 3 (the Plague Marines) later this month (Oct 2019, appropriate for Halloween), so you should check it out his channel on the YouTubes.  I noticed a minor detail in my own unboxing since I happen to have all 3 Series in the original Japanese format (and, as I've stated before, I notice trends more than just data points).  It relates to this topic:

 

It occurs to me that the Japanese and Korean markets could be very lucrative for GW. When people from those 2 countries get into pop culture things they get REALLY into them.

I wonder how a Raven Guard Vanguard Veteran with claws and a beaky helmet would catch on?

 

So I've laid out the original Japanese boxes of Space Marine Heroes Series 1 to Series 3.  In every one there is a little card that translates to "Formal Invitation" in Japanese.  In them are the address of the Warhammer Stores.  Since these came out in 3 different consecutive years, there's a trend:

 

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Within 3 years, GW literally doubled the number of stores in Japan.  It's only from 4 to 8 stores, but keep in mind the biggest single line item in GW's Operating Expenditure according to their annual report is "Retail" costs, meaning specifically their Warhammer Store (FLGS and Mail Order have their own separate entries) which make up 50%+ of their opex, and that Japan is one of the most expensive places to rent in the world (but to their credit, Japan has some very clever legislation about rent to keep it from being too high, to encourage small businesses).

 

Now, obviously there's a Store Finder page on the GW website, so this isn't some huge secret, but actually looking at these "invitation" cards put it into perspective, and a reminder of GW's expansion in Asia in particular (where growth has been 100%+ year-on-year for a bit now).


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Okay, don´t know if this is allowed, but in Finlands codes:

19197 was Sanyctus, lightning claws

 

19200 was Dyrael, storm bolter, powerfist and servoskull

19196 was Phaello, storm bolter & powerfist
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19199 was Feurran, assault cannon and powerfist


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What is going on with the release of season 2 in the UK?
They are not available from my preferred online retailers (Element games or just play games) or direct from GW but have been available for ages from a couple of retailers (Wayland now seems to have them in stock, I thought Element would get them the same time Wayland does).

Does anyone know of these are going to remain exclusive to a small number of sellers or go on general sale?

I'd rather wait and buy from one of my normal suppliers.

I must admit I am also confused about this - doesn't seem to have been any sort of formal release and series 3 is now out in Japan.

I managed to get a 10 x pack from Wayland but couldn't get them anywhere else. Typically my 10 x pack contained everything except the Captain and Ancient... lol.

I also notice the chances of getting the rares are way less in the UK Series 2 release than in the UK series 1. 



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Okay, don´t know if this is allowed, but in Finlands codes:

19197 was Sanyctus, lightning claws

 

19200 was Dyrael, storm bolter, powerfist and servoskull

19196 was Phaello, storm bolter & powerfist
and
19199 was Feurran, assault cannon and powerfist

this is spot on for what ive seen too 



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Question for the series 3...if you buy the shrink wrapped 6 pack is it guaranteed you will get 1 of each of the designs or totally random so that 6 of the same design is possible? Thanks.

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What is going on with the release of season 2 in the UK?
They are not available from my preferred online retailers (Element games or just play games) or direct from GW but have been available for ages from a couple of retailers (Wayland now seems to have them in stock, I thought Element would get them the same time Wayland does).

Does anyone know of these are going to remain exclusive to a small number of sellers or go on general sale?

I'd rather wait and buy from one of my normal suppliers.

I must admit I am also confused about this - doesn't seem to have been any sort of formal release and series 3 is now out in Japan.

I managed to get a 10 x pack from Wayland but couldn't get them anywhere else. Typically my 10 x pack contained everything except the Captain and Ancient... lol.

I also notice the chances of getting the rares are way less in the UK Series 2 release than in the UK series 1.

My local GW store hasn't gotten them yet, same thing with the FLGS near me (that one still has an UNOPENED BOX of Series 1 though.... :lol:)



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I got all 6, so I am going to assume yes.

(For series 3)

Edited by McElMcNinja, 14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM.

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What is going on with the release of season 2 in the UK?
They are not available from my preferred online retailers (Element games or just play games) or direct from GW but have been available for ages from a couple of retailers (Wayland now seems to have them in stock, I thought Element would get them the same time Wayland does).

Does anyone know of these are going to remain exclusive to a small number of sellers or go on general sale?

I'd rather wait and buy from one of my normal suppliers.

I must admit I am also confused about this - doesn't seem to have been any sort of formal release and series 3 is now out in Japan.

I managed to get a 10 x pack from Wayland but couldn't get them anywhere else. Typically my 10 x pack contained everything except the Captain and Ancient... lol.

I also notice the chances of getting the rares are way less in the UK Series 2 release than in the UK series 1.
My local GW store hasn't gotten them yet, same thing with the FLGS near me (that one still has an UNOPENED BOX of Series 1 though.... :lol:)

This is just getting weirder.

Element games now has a listing for series 2, but the complete box lists 12 minis rather than 10 like everywhere else. It could be a typo, but it's priced as a 12 figure set.

https://elementgames...eroes-2-display

That's only a couple of quid less than 12 individual figures for season 2 from Element games. If that is a box of 10 it's very overpriced compared to other retailers.

If it's a box of 12 that would be a totally different retail box to the ones already released.

This just seems to be the most mixed up release by GW I can remember
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Question for the series 3...if you buy the shrink wrapped 6 pack is it guaranteed you will get 1 of each of the designs or totally random so that 6 of the same design is possible? Thanks.


The Japanese sets have one of each sculpt in (except for the Plaguecaster which is linked to the paint set).

Edited by Halandaar, 14 October 2019 - 04:14 PM.

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Great stuff thanks

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So, my girlfriend got me the Series 2 box and I think I'm the first one on the forum who got a full 10-pack outside of the ones who got from Japan?

 

I managed to get: 2 copies of both Aramus (Hammernator) and Dyrael (stormbolter and Servo-Skull), and singles of everyone barring Darrago (Banner Guy).


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I still haven't seen Series 2 available hereabouts yet, which is a little disappointing (we did get Series 1).


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I still haven't seen Series 2 available hereabouts yet, which is a little disappointing (we did get Series 1).

She ordered it on Amazon for me. My FLGS still only has Series 1 (including a full sealed box)


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I still haven't seen Series 2 available hereabouts yet, which is a little disappointing (we did get Series 1).

She ordered it on Amazon for me. My FLGS still only has Series 1 (including a full sealed box)

Ah, I see. Sounds like I shall continue waiting...

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So, my girlfriend got me the Series 2 box and I think I'm the first one on the forum who got a full 10-pack outside of the ones who got from Japan?

 

I managed to get: 2 copies of both Aramus (Hammernator) and Dyrael (stormbolter and Servo-Skull), and singles of everyone barring Darrago (Banner Guy).

 

I got one from Wayland games back at the start of September and had the exact same pulls as you.



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So, my girlfriend got me the Series 2 box and I think I'm the first one on the forum who got a full 10-pack outside of the ones who got from Japan?

 

I managed to get: 2 copies of both Aramus (Hammernator) and Dyrael (stormbolter and Servo-Skull), and singles of everyone barring Darrago (Banner Guy).

 

I got mine from Firestorm Games back in August, they've been out for a while now.  Check back to page 17 :)

 

I got the same box contents as you.



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So, my girlfriend got me the Series 2 box and I think I'm the first one on the forum who got a full 10-pack outside of the ones who got from Japan?
 
I managed to get: 2 copies of both Aramus (Hammernator) and Dyrael (stormbolter and Servo-Skull), and singles of everyone barring Darrago (Banner Guy).

 
I got mine from Firestorm Games back in August, they've been out for a while now.  Check back to page 17 :)
 
I got the same box contents as you.

I got the box a week or so back from Wayland games: exact same breakdown but I got the banner chap instead of the captain, so maybe it's one rare a case (and all else the same)?

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So, my girlfriend got me the Series 2 box and I think I'm the first one on the forum who got a full 10-pack outside of the ones who got from Japan?
 
I managed to get: 2 copies of both Aramus (Hammernator) and Dyrael (stormbolter and Servo-Skull), and singles of everyone barring Darrago (Banner Guy).

 
I got mine from Firestorm Games back in August, they've been out for a while now.  Check back to page 17 smile.png
 
I got the same box contents as you.

I got the box a week or so back from Wayland games: exact same breakdown but I got the banner chap instead of the captain, so maybe it's one rare a case (and all else the same)?

 

I also got a case from Wayland and mine had no rares in it...... :(

Space marine Heroes Series 1 had a 1 in 3 chance of getting the captain if you bought the 10 pack. Series 2 has a 1 in 5 chance so I think you guys just got lucky.



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I got both he captain and the banner guy in my 10 box. Also no duplicates.



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Lol, I always knew I was unlucky...... :)


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Captain + 2 duplicates in my series 2 box set. Bought 2 sets of series 1 and didn't get the captain so pretty happy with series 2. Looks like banner bearer is rarest I'd just stick to picking it up from japan over gambling if series 1 odds are anything to go by.

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US people interested in space marine heroes might be interested to know that Barnes and Noble has quietly expanded its exclusive Space Marine Adventures game (five of the series 1 models vs cardboard necron counters) with two different three model sets, including the series 1 captain. 
 
 
This was a surprise to me, I found them searching for something else!

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US people interested in space marine heroes might be interested to know that Barnes and Noble has quietly expanded its exclusive Space Marine Adventures game (five of the series 1 models vs cardboard necron counters) with two different three model sets, including the series 1 captain. 
 
 
This was a surprise to me, I found them searching for something else!

 

 

Thanks for this. The $25 for the set with the captain is a decent deal.






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