Serious question: Why once Kylo Ren assassinated Supreme Leader Snoke, did the Elite Praetorian Guard legion go on the offensive against him and Rey? Other than creating a cool fight scene in the film, it seems pointless in retrospect, doesn’t it? Let me explain. Who was left for them to protect after Snoke’s demise? Wouldn’t Kylo Ren be next in charge? Wouldn’t it be the equivalent of Dorothy splashing the Wicked Witch of the West with water, freeing her army? Is it none of the above? Is the answer a simple one? Is it a complex one? Has this been discussed in some new EU novel that I will never read? Is it a plot hole? Or is it something that doesn’t matter? Let me know in the comments.
JTA Reader and Friend Charlie shared this image from his local Target of a Cassian figure stuffed in where the Praetorian Guard should be. This should’ve been an obvious move. There are 8 Praetorian Guards in the movie surrounding Snoke and we have yet to get all “versions” of the P-Guard. They should have definitely foreseen that this would be an army builder (or at least an army of 8) and a Praetorian single or two pack would’ve been a smart decision in my opinion. Would you buy a two pack of Praetorian Guards?
UPDATE: Another example, same set, different store (Walmart). Is this happening near you?
If you still need him, the Elite Praetorian Guard is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop with a limit of two per order. Special thanks to JTA reader Minelayer for the alert!
Wo! Back it up! Back it up! Beep! Beep! Beep! JTA reader and good friend Mario M. sends us proof that the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link Starter Set with First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and Elite Praetorian Guard has been found in CA despite its December 2017 release date. I wonder if those online pre-orders will soon start charging now!
Are you interested to know if Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room attaches to Kylo Ren’s Throne Room? Of course you are! We have taken a few quick pictures to show you if they are able to connect together, and even added a few extra figures to recreate a scene that we don’t even know if it exists! Click each thumbnail below for the reveals! If you’re interested in learning more about these figures separately, be sure to check them all in our in our Research Droids Reviews RIGHT NOW!
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) • Kylo Ren (Throne Room) • Elite Praetorian Guard (50) • Senate Guard/Imperial Royal Guard/Emperor’s Shadow Guard (Legends)/Elite Praetorian Guard (With Double Blade)
Hurry! It’s IN STOCK at Amazon!
While JTA reader and friend CS E. was searching for The Black Series [Phase III] Elite Praetorain Guard on Brickseek, the search result brought down the toy show below with a description “Star Wars-lucas Sw E8 Elite Praetorian Guard”. Uh-oh, this could get ugly. Ms. Kennedy’s panties are going to get all bunched over this for certain! How dare a licensee reference Lucas! Click the image below for more. A case and point example of Disney’s infiltration into the Star Wars universe? Or just a hilarious error. You decide. May the Mouse be with you!
We’re switching back to the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line to take a look at some more additions to that Visual Guide. First up is the two-pack Rey (Jedi Training) and Elite Praetorian Guard. Click below to have a look at this set. Make sure to also stop by and read our full review.
Let’s return to the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line and check out the Rey (Jedi Training)/Elite Praetorian Guard Two-Packs set. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Chris Swanski at BanthaSkull.com is completely wrong about The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ super-articulated Elite Praetorian Guard. See why he’s so off in his opinions about this figure as we continue a months-long look at new products from the Force Friday II product launch (as well as those on or around that release date) in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
You can now pre-order Toys R Us’ exclusive Force Link set which includes an exclusive Praetorian Guard and First Order Stormtrooper Executioner figures for $34.99. It has a December 29, 2017 availability date and ships for free since it meets their $29.99 order threshold. Special thanks to JTA reader Geofrrey E. for the alert! (P.S. Did we even know about this thing?)
Our next Visual Guide Update from The Black Series [Phase III] is the six inch Elite Praetorian Guard (50). Click below to have a look at the full guide page, and then stop by and check out our full review.
Let’s continue a months-long look at new products from the Force Friday II product launch. Next up is the Elite Praetorian Guard from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Back in January we “teased” an exclusive rumor that focused around a wave of Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures. The lineup ended up changing a bit, although we’re now inclined to believe the female X-wing pilot from Episode VII was confused for Rose. Snoke was bumped out of many initial assortments for reasons still unknown, but we imagine he is still planned for The Vintage Collection. And of course we didn’t know what the “new” Royal Guards were going to look like until the new production images leaked. Now thanks to another source of ours we’re able to provide you with a first look at this final wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures (which are technically Walmart exclusives at this very moment) but should be available everywhere online soon! Slated with a November street date, you can check out these four super-articulated 3.75″ action figure RIGHT NOW!
We are constantly adding new products to our Research Droids Reviews with all the new releases from Force Friday II! Now available for you to peruse are a couple of figures from wave 22 of The Black Series 6″ line (the 13th wave in The Black Series [Phase III] line).
Amazon has made live the pages for wave 13 of The Black Series [Phase III] six inch figures (+ Resistance Tech Rose which has yet to be slotted). They are not yet available to order, but keep checking back as they could go live at any time. Click below for each product page. A big thanks to JTA reader rivesjunctionite for the alert!
Some of the TBS6 figures have started popping up for pre-order on Amazon. Start securing them while you can! Keep an eye on these links as they go live! So far Grand Admiral Thrawn and the Elite Praetorian Guard are listed.
Finally new super-articulated 3.75″ The Black Series scoop! (There are 6″ figures mixed into the article as well.) The Hollywood Reporter reveals a ton of information. Be sure to check it out!
TBS6 First Order Stormtrooper with accessories $34.99
TBS6 First Order Executioner (TARGET exclusive) $19.99
TBS6 Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer (TRU Exclusive) $39.99
TBS 3.75″ assortment: Elite Praetorian Guard, Resistance Tech Rose, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper Executioner. $12.99 each (It says Walmart exclusive but they will all be available everywhere soon.)
Check out the new Elite Praetorian Guard and the First Order Judicial 6″ Elite Die-Cast figures coming out from Disney that made their way to Instagram. This is the first I’ve seen the name First Order Judicial (heck, it’s blurry so I may even have that wrong) and the Elite Praetorian Guard actually looks much better than I originally expected. I hope the Black Series ones look even better! What do you think? Special thanks to JTA reader Al for the heads up!
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