Games Workshop is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Warhammer 40,000 today. To celebrate all of their stores are throwing big events with painting contests and things like that. They are also selling limited edition merchandise with big 25s on them, so you can say you were there. The item that is getting the most press is the Space Marine model that looks like he was taken off the cover of Rogue Trader. Now, I started playing 40K at the start of the second edition, so I wasn’t fueled by nostalgia to spend 33 bucks on the model.
Just for walking into the store today I was able to get a free pin. I’ll apologize for my phone’s camera here. The pin says WARHAMMER 40,000 and has a big 25 under it. All of this is placed on top of the Imperial Aquila. The “wingspan” of the pin is just under an inch, so it isn’t a large pin but it is still pretty cool. I believe it was free to the first 25 or 50 people in the store.
There was more to buy today than just the Marine figure. There were three silicone wristbands, one for Chaos, one for Orks, and one for Marines. There was a poster. And then there was the mouse pad you see pictured above. It worked out well, I needed a new mouse pad and this one was cheap. Besides that I wanted something from the event.
Unfortunately I work on Saturdays, so I wasn’t able to stick around and check out all the other fun stuff. I know my local Games Workshop store was filled with people. So, happy 25th Warhammer 40K, here is to many more.