Games Workshop is partnering with gaming merch manufacturer Koyo to produce a range of licensed Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar soft toys, Warhammer Community announced on Friday – beginning with a disturbingly adorable plushie rendition of Grandfather Nurgle’s most adorable Chaos Daemon children, the Nurglings.
There’s no specific information yet on the toys’ size, materials, price, or even when you’ll be able to buy one – but the article does show off one gigantic, apparently around six-foot-high promotional version of the Nurgling toy (admire it below), which it says will be on display at the grand reopening of GW’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, London, on August 28.
And we get a quick glimpse of another, apparently slightly smaller plushie from the new range, recreating the noble, loyal beak, tail, and paws of one of the Stormcast Eternals’ spike-collared Gryph-hounds, from Warhammer Age of Sigmar (also on display below). A linked Warhammer Community ‘Roll Models’ webcomic from 2018 suggests its name is Archibald, but this crucial information is as yet unconfirmed.
Nurglings have long been the subject of many memes in the Warhammer community, especially since the advent of Warhammer 40k’s 8th Edition, and an entire new range of Death Guard miniatures, in 2017.
So many of the new Death Guard sculpts featured individual Nurglings in disgusting yet humorous poses on or about their Chaos Space Marine mates, that these diminutive green chaps have increasingly developed a fame of their own among the Warhammer fandom, a fact to which GW has certainly caught on, judging by the contents of Friday’s article.
And this is far from the first range of non-wargaming-related Warhammer-themed toys GW have released. The firm has released several Warhammer 40k action figures together with Japanese giant Bandai, including a new Ultramarines Primaris Captain in Gravis figure announced last week – as well as a wider range of Space Marine, Sisters of Battle and Necron figures with US firm McFarlane Toys.
That’s not even mentioning the Space Marine Funko Pop! Figures and Bandai-manufactured ‘chibi’ style capsule toys released in 2019. And don’t ask us to mention them again, either.
Want to learn more about Warhammer’s favourite tiny green jokers, the Nurglings, their fellow Chaos Daemons, and all other followers of the Ruinous Powers? Check out our guide to Warhammer 40k Chaos factions.
Alternatively, learn about the snivelling brainwashed servants of the Corpse Emperor in our full guide to Warhammer 40k Imperium factions.