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Space Marine Heroes Series 3: PLOT TWIST REVEALED


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The series that initially debuts in Japan as an exclusive before worldwide release just teased a new Series 3 within the last hour. I just got word myself. Will try to find out more in the next few hours.

 

Series 1 was Tactical Marines.  Series 2 was Terminators.  They were excellent and in the case of the Terminators, they were cheaper than regular Terminators.  Really good to model and paint, and in the past I've said if there was a decent gameplay reason, I'd field entire squads of them (and some of my meta have).  If Series 3 are Primaris, I'm buying entire boxes and fielding an Indomitus Crusaders detachment or something.  If they're Assault Marines, I'd still get maybe 3 boxes to field as a Jump Pack HQ Detachment (like Slamguinius) or something.

 

 

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MAJOR UPDATE(s):

 

Back in March, Hobby Japan magazine held a painting contest, just to show our Japanese Brothers are doing their own promotion.  Although over, you can still check out the entry submission site at: http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/smhpaint2/

 

(Your browser should translate it for you, it was enough for me to figure out how to enter...not even sure if I qualified tho.)

 

Thanks to Brother Master Commander Ajax, we got something a little unexpected, in its colour scheme:

 

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That's a strange colour for a Space Marine Chapter.  Then it turns out...it's not so strange if it was for a LEGION.

 

Because thanks to Brother DeadFingers, early May (less than 12 hours ago as of this writing), we got another reveal:

 

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And soon after, thanks to Brother Chapter Master Valrak and Toxichobbit, we got these:

 

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Soon after that, thanks to Brother Robbienw reporting Smaug's scoop on DakkaDakka, we learn more about Space Marine Heroes Series 2 (the Terminators, previously exclusive to Japan but somehow we also got them here in Hong Kong) release worldwide:

 

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THE BEST NEWS FOR OUR BROTHERS WORLDWIDE IMHO:

 

So over here we've had Space Marine Series 2 since October, many of us here have collected and painted ours.  I just did 1 (I literally lifted up each sealed box and chose the heaviest one, which turned out to be the Terminator Sergeant), while others bought the full set of 7 (5 were in sealed boxes, the Captain came in a special box, while the Standard Bearer came only with a separate paint set bundle with colours specific to this series).

 

When Series 3 becomes available here, Series 2 should be made available worldwide.  But there's more to this...

 

According to reporting, you'll get 3 NEW ones we didn't get here, a walking Storm Bolter and Power Fist, an Assault Cannon one, and a different Thunder Hammer one.  I'm actually comparing the art from the Series 2 box (which I kept for collecting purposes, got it right in front of me).

 

There seems to be 1 missing, however...we've got a Heavy Flamer and Chainfist Terminator not shown here.  Not that anyone uses that anyway.

 

Thank you, Brothers Ajax, DeadFingers, Valrak, Toxichobbit and now Robbienw.

 

I aim to get my hands on one of these (for I am, sadly, Nurgle's Patient Zero) and will share info here on B&C (as I have done in the past).

 

 

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FINAL EDIT:

 

Within 24 hours of Brother Ajax's post, Warhammer Community came out with its own article.  I cannot say whether all this news was strategically leaked (thus it seemed such coordinated an effort with their Japanese partner) or WhC just has an outstanding Rapid Response team to take control of their stories in case of leaks, but I am very impressed with this marketing discipline, just as when the Ork vehicles were leaked about half a year ago and WhC/WhTV put out something immediately.

 

I also noticed something here I forgot to mention and Brother Duymon reminded us:

 

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Helmets.  As far as I know, ALL Space Marine Heroes so far have an option for a helmet OR a bare head.  My Series 1 Tactical Marine with a bandoleer of grenades has both as well as my Series 2 Terminator Sergeant, for example.  This is interesting because we hadn't seen many faces of Plague Marines before.  It's intriguing for that reason alone.

 

What do you guys think of this plot twist?  Please join the conversation.


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Man, I was about to go to bed , guess I’ll give it an hour to see if this new teaser pops up.

Edited by Master Commander Ajax, 10 February 2019 - 05:55 AM.

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Because I don't want to keep you up with a nothing burger, I'll just mention it got posted on the 500th Store's Facebook. It's in Hong Kong, but we get these Japanese exclusives here.

Because the Heroes Series start as these region specific exclusives, they might not do these big announcements like on Warhammer Community or Warhammer TV. So I will have to ask for information face-to-face.

I'm preparing to head straight to one of our local stores now for that reason. The answer might officially be "we have no information to share with you (like there is info but not for you) yet." Will let you know either way
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Based on how awesome the series 1 I have are, there is almost literally no option for series 3 that I think wouldn't make me happy. Hopefully this means we'll see series 2 hit global release sooner rather than later.
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Ok I got pointers on this, it is the Japanese partner/distributor that seems to be teasing this, not GW itselfEdit - it turned out it WAS GW...GW Japan, through its Twitter account, thanks to Brother Isinfier for setting us straight on this.  This really corresponds with the time when I got news myself through the 500th Store's manager.

Max Factory is its name. Japanese distributor of toys and collectibles. You see their name on the boxes of the Heroes series for that reason. They seem ready to promote this.

So for more info, I would maybe check out Max Factory's sites or news, etc.  Edit - or wait for more from GW Japan's Twitter, I didn't even know it existed.

Just a bit of background, it's no surprise the 500th Store manager mentioned this. The guy is a Living Legend. He is pro at a number of Hobbies, like Japanese Tamiya cars, well known even outside Warhammer. He regularly goes to Japan to win all sorts of tournaments and is a known figure. Thus, him getting early information from his Japanese sources makes total sense


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Interesting, was hoping for a silhouette so we’d at least have an idea what we’d be install for.
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I do find it hilarious that some people were saying the size of newer marine stuff looks great next to regular humans like Cadians, and then GW upsized the humans so they are the same height as marines again :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I'm gonna go guess it'll be an assault marine series, based on absolutely nothing other than such series having yet to be done


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@ N1SB : thanks for the heads-up and the legwork, much appreciated !

 

@ Reinhard : I'll see your guess and raise you one hope that they'll include some older armor marks.

 

 

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By the scientific method of mostly random guess I'm going to say it's a scout squad, since we have both power armor and TSA now.
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Given how awful the scout kits are (as in aged poorly, ugly face sculpts etc), I wouldn't mind this at all.


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Hopefully it's Primaris!
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If it's primaris, I'll get em too

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My guess: Assault Marines or Devastators.

Or Orks in looted SM armour, trying to be all sneeky beeky.


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I didn’t really follow the last two. Do they have chapter symbols molded on?

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I didn’t really follow the last two. Do they have chapter symbols molded on?


No they don't have any specific Chapter things on them :)
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Ya in both Series 1 and 2, models had no chapter specific markers. The plastic was just tinted blue and red respectively for Ultramarines and Blood Angels, but once you basecoat them, they can be any Chapter.

 

Sample - here's 1 I painted of Series 2 (they're so good!)  Thanks to Fraters on B&C, I actually used him as a Black Templar.  Series 2 was presented as Blood Angels.  There was no Blood Angels insignia or anything, I've included the bare sprue too:

 

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I imagine assault squad next maybe.

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Has series 2 had a worldwide release?


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Has series 2 had a worldwide release?


Not yet. If they follow the same pattern as series 1, we should see the series 2 come out worldwide around September/October.
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I'm hoping the rest of series one is released worldwide as well, four of them were only in the labyrinth of the necrons box that was only released in the US and Germany.

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Has series 2 had a worldwide release?


Not yet. If they follow the same pattern as series 1, we should see the series 2 come out worldwide around September/October.

 

 

Brother...you might have figured out when Series 3 will be released, assuming it follows a similar schedule/pattern of release.

 

Because they released Series 1 worldwide around the same time Series 2 premiered here.  So when Series 2 goes worldwide, we might get Series 3.

 

Obviously, I don't know, it's not like the Heroes Series have been around long enough, but I like your sleuthing and your logical flow.


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Has series 2 had a worldwide release?


Not yet. If they follow the same pattern as series 1, we should see the series 2 come out worldwide around September/October.
 
Brother...you might have figured out when Series 3 will be released, assuming it follows a similar schedule/pattern of release.
 
Because they released Series 1 worldwide around the same time Series 2 premiered here.  So when Series 2 goes worldwide, we might get Series 3.
 
Obviously, I don't know, it's not like the Heroes Series have been around long enough, but I like your sleuthing and your logical flow.

If I remeber rightly both series 1 and 2 were previewed around the first quarter of the year.

And here’s hoping they’re not Primaris. Space Marine Heroes has been our only source of plastic ‘proper’ Marines for the last couple of years. Primaris Marines already get plenty of attention.
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Primaris would be awesome, give me a different Gravis Captain pose!


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Nah, it shall be new scouts!

Proper poses and such!


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Anything but Primaris would be very disappointing at this stage. I have no interest in the 12th Tac kit, 8th Terminator variant or new Scouts that look slightly more human.
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