Start Collecting! sets provide players with starting figures for a new force within a specific faction, and for this set, GW focused on the Adeptus Mechanicus faction. The Start Collecting!: Adeptus Mechanicus Collection includes one Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus which highlights rules for the faction as well as background information. It also comes with 12 multipart plastic miniatures: a Tech-Priest Enginseer, 10 Skitarii Rangers, and 1 Skorpius Dunerider. The collection will carry a MSRP of $135.00.
Along with the new collection, GW dropped a slew of miniature sets for the Adeptus Mechanicus faction. First of all, they will release three new aerial craft sets: Archaeopter Fusilave, Archaeopter Transvector, and Archaeopter Stratoraptor. Each of these sets feature a single, multipart miniature, a plastic Citadel base, and will retail at $100.00. To protect the Archaeopters as they fly into battle, they also released aerial troopers called Pteraxii Sterylizors and Preraxii Skystalkers. These swift-winged jump infantry are the Fast Attack choice for Adeptus Mechanicus, and the sets come with five miniatures and five Citadel bases each as well as have an MSRP of $60.00
Finally, what would a good Adeptus Mechanicus force be without Tech-Priest for a HQ? Tech-Priest Manipulus is a Keeper of the sacred Motive Force, and can repair damaged vehicles and augment units in battle. This single miniature set comes with one miniature, one base, and will retail for $35.00.
Games Workshop also recently announced Warhammer 40K 9E (see "Games Workshop Announces 'Warhammer 40,000 9E'").