Sunday, December 8, 2013

Codex Space Marines: Ultima Edition Released



Got $ 250 to burn?  Well, Games Workshop has figured out another way to take your cash!

The Space Marine Codex: Ultima Edition is a beautiful slip-cased series of books.  Most of the content you have seen before, one volume is the codex, one is the art of the codex (though blown up and one image per page).  There are new images in the miniature gallery volume and there is a new star map.  All beautifully executed.

Now I won't be buying one because $ 250 is a lot of money and while I love my special editions, this doesn't offer me anything I don't have in other forms for the most part.  But it is limited to 500, which is cool.  

Understand that the problem is these type of special editions are not long term good investments, just look at the special edition rule books and Space Marine codex from Fourth Edition (I just picked up both for $ 20).

There is a good unboxing video you can see here:




From Games Workshop:


Limited to 500 copies, Codex: Space Marines: Ultima Edition is a momentous collection presented in a heavy duty, soft-touch, magnetically sealed box. Inside are four hardback volumes that delve into glorious detail on everything to do with the Emperor’s Finest.
Open the magnetic lid and discover the full colour artwork adorning the inside then explore the contents:

Galaxis, a hardback wallet encasing a fold-out, full colour star map which featured in Codex: Space Marines. This version includes more locations, and more information, showing the Chapter home worlds, crusade fleets and other details to delight any Space Marine fan.

Illuminatus, a 72 page full colour, hardback art book showcasing the artwork from Codex: Space Marines. Each illustration is shown on its own page (or pages) and includes artist names and mediums. This book allows you to view the art in all its glory and it might just inspire your own hobby projects.

Adeptus Astartes, an 80-page full colour, hardback miniatures showcase book. This contains brand new miniatures photography, including a wealth of close-up shots. The entire book is devoted to showing off the Space Marines miniatures range.

Codex: Space Marines, a 178 page full colour, hardback codex. Inside this book is where you’ll find your collection’s unique numbering. Open the cover and you’ll see which of the 500 copies you own. This edition is presented in a unique cover with a red ribbon bookmark.

All four of these volumes are presented in a soft-touch matt finish with gloss detailing, and the pages are edged in black. 

To see the Ultima Edition in all its glory make sure you watch the unboxing video.

Please note Codex: Space Marines: Ultima Edition is available in English only.

 


You can buy it here.

Nykona


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