First up is the Ripetide, giving the Tau the big mecha that everyone's always known they should have. I'm tempted to get on on these just on its own, but that's a thought for way down the line. Note the new Boradside suits.
The guns look suitably massive, although the arms seem a little small relative to what they're packing, and the size of the legs.
The other big new kit is (surprise) a dual flyer kit, building either a Sun Shark Bomber or Razorshark Fighter. I'm disappointed they've not got a more unconventional silhouette from above, as Tau vehicles have always been a little different. From the side and front they look good though.
And the pricing, with both of the big shiny new things weighing in at a wince inducing £50.
Pathfinders have come to plastic with some shiny new drones, a unit types that's always done a good job of setting the army apart.
Commander Farsight, also has a new, dynamic sculpt.
Broadsides have jumped in price (Crisis suits @ £15.50 + a Broadside Upgrade pack @ £9.00), and is hopefully a larger, and significantly different kit. The Crisis suits save you £1.50 over buying them individually, but that's only worthwhile if they still come as individual models. Hopefully they'll be a good upgrade sprue in their to make a commander.
£80 for a Battleforce seems bloody steep, but does save you about £20 compared to current individual prices.
It's interesting that we've seen nothing of the Kroot or other allied races so far, but there's time yet.
If I hadn't got more than enough on my plate already I'd be half tempted by a small Tau force, as they're a nice step away visually from the rest of the 40K universe. I'll have to see what the release brings.