October 28, 2014 by brennon
In a strange twist the next Games Workshop release seems to be going back to the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000. This time around the reveal is the new Toxicrene which appeared on the front of White Dwarf…
Updated: More leaks have shown off both the Toxicrene and the Maleceptors!
The first tentacled creature we saw with the toxin loaded barbs on the end of it’s tendrils is the Toxicrene. As you can see in this slightly better picture it’s quite big and has plenty of sacks full of deadly fluid on it’s back. It would be interesting to see this have some kind of instant death style effect on it’s enemies when it hits them.
The second of the creatures, making this a dual kit, is the Maleceptor (this appears to be their name anyway) that has some huge talons in place of the tendrils and a chomping maw instead of the tentacled mouth. If anything it looks like an upgrade to the existing Carnifex design. I do like those big hulking beasts.
Some people have dubbed the Toxicrene the child of Cthulhu and I can see what they’re getting at. It will be interesting to see what it does.
Why Games Workshop are going back to Tyranids I don’t quite know. I don’t really think they took off too well when they returned to the battlefield with their new edition Codex but something must be pushing them to release another miniature. It seems quite the leap to have been all fired up about The Glottkin and then swooping back into Warhammer 40,000 quite so soon. It also does blow the thoughts about Blood Angels out of the water in the run up to December.
Don’t count anything out however just yet as this weekly release schedule has them doing some crazy things right now!
When we see more from inside we’ll let you know.