Games Workshop and the respected Japanese model makers Banadi are collaborating on Warhammer 40K. They’ve two, very different, projects.
The first Warhammer 40,000 project is a series of gashapon. In Japan, gashapons are blind purchases made at vending machines. You know the type; crank a handle and a little plastic egg is delivered to you. Crack open the egg and find your mystery toy inside. In this case, you might find a 2″ chibi Warhammer 40K model.
I didn’t think chibi would work with Warhammer 40K, but the sample shown by Banadi and Games Workshop below have changed my mind.
You don’t need to take a trip to Japan to find these chibi style models, but the intent is to keep them as a blind box purchase.
The five figures are an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor, an Eversor Assassin, a Sister of Battle, a Skitarii Ranger and a Space Marine.
Bandai Primaris Space Marine
Game Workshop’s Jes Goodwin worked with the Bandai on the other project; a 7″ Primaris Space Marine.
This model is fully painted and, as you would expect from Bandai, has multiple points of articulation and swappable weapons.
You can read a little more about the partnership over at the Warhammer Community.