Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Gamorrean Guard action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!
It’s hard to believe, but our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon of the Star Wars Series 6 Vintage Kenner Mini Action Figures has concluded. If you need to catch up on any of them, all you need to do is click any thumbnail below, and it will take you to the archive. We’d once again like to thank you for your participation. Recounting all of your childhood memories with these unequaled action figures and sharing the wonderful experiences you’ve all had with them is priceless. Please keep adding to the discussions! Also, please begin to prepare yourselves for more as we dive into November’s “Turning Ewokese” marathon where we look at the Return Of The Jedi Series 7 figures. These reviews will focus on 14 Kenner action figures from the second and third waves of the Return Of The Jedi line, and we’re very excited to tackle them.
JTA reader and friend Russ T. sends us a report that his local TARGET restocked both Moloch and Gamorrean Guard The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. I can confirm that my local stores were restocked today too. It looks like there are finally enough of those pigs out there now.
Our “Jabba Don’t Preach” marathon continues with one of our favroite (and your favorite too) action figures of all time. We grew up with a gem with Kenner’s Gamorrean Guard figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1983 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!
We are happy to share an international store report from Switzerland. JTA reader Phil B. can confirm that some of Hasbro’s greatest exclusives are hitting his homeland, but not through standard retailers. These include The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard and The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figures! Awesome find!
We are also getting quite a few new store reports of the TARGET exclusive TBS6 [P3] Gamorrean Guard. What’s interesting is that collectors are finding these in stores where Brickseek shows 0 units available. I have yet to see one of these in any of my local stores. Good luck if you’re still in need of this highly popular collectible!
And they ship for only $10 too! This has to be either (A) a scam or (B) bootleg figures, correct? Either way, for this price, it feels like a deal in some way, doesn’t it? This is an FYI, not a suggestion to purchase them. Check out the auction on eBay.
If you’re a The Black Series 6″ collector, have you had any luck recently securing the Gamorrean Guard at retails. With inaccurate Brickseek stock alerts and store orders filling online orders, it’s incredible that any of us have found anything at all. We have recently received new store reports of the figures on shelves, but many more of us have never seen it once. Let us know your experiences with this figure. We’re curious to know if you’ve had great success or not. I have also heard a rumor that what is out there is out there and that a re-order would need to take place for more to arrive. I cannot substantiate that rumor at all, however.
The plot thickens/drama intensifies with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard. Now we’re getting reports of people who successfully ordered the item online when it was in stock AND WHO DID NOT choose store pick-up that are currently receiving cancellation notices from TARGET online. We have no idea how widespread this is or how many collectors it’s affected, but it’s annoying nonetheless. We wish you continued luck in your online experience ordering this underestimated exclusive.
You can stuff your sorries in a sack, TARGET! We suppose it was inevitable, but TARGET is once again sending out “sorry for the delay” emails for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure, now stating that the earliest they may be able to fill the order is mid-September. What’s more, the email advises that you may need to “approve” this new delivery date. So pay attention to your inbox! It’s always good to double your production on the most popular army-building OT characters. Just sayin’.
JTA reader Vincent B. didn’t have the best experience with regards to the TARGET exclusive Gamorrean Guard figure. Click through for his story.
Out of nowhere, MULTIPLE TARGET stores across the country are receiving more Gamorrean Guard figures. Brickseek lies! (That’s a joke.) We have new reports from NJ, VA, NH, and NC and we imagine more will come in when the rest of the country opens up shop. Stores that showed no inventory last night had them on shelves this morning. Let the insanity begin! Thanks to all who wrote in with reports! Images below are from JTA reader Dana S. S.
Is The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure the one that broke the camel’s back for many collectors? If you read some of our comments in the previous article, you might believe it’s the case. This experience has forced some collectors out wholly. The Gamorrean Guard was up for order longer than expected. But those who chose their local store pick-up option were greeted with cancellation emails. As you may know, TARGET using store stock to fulfill these orders, but the figures were already long gone by this point. Also, customers were given ridiculous stories by TARGET staff that they couldn’t get to the figures, that they couldn’t find them, or and that they would be out on Sunday with a new reset. These customers came back, and the figures were gone (each store only received four on average initially). Then those who ordered for home delivery received emails that their items were on back order with no approximated availability date. Later others received an email that this item will be delayed until August 20th (which isn’t the worst news of course). An Original Trilogy army-building character with the popularity of the Gamorrean Guard should have been produced in triplicate to all previous store exclusives. It shouldn’t have even been a store exclusive. But what do we know? Anyway, let us know of your trials and tribulations securing this highly sought-after figure, and we hope that many of you can report better news than the reports we’re getting. Click through to see some of the correspondence readers are receiving. If you have cancellation emails, please post them in the comments too!
Are you ready to PIG OUT!? The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is IN STOCK! RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Russ T. and JTA reader Sam C. for the alerts! Good luck! It seems as if there is no limit at TARGET.com. As always, check out our full review on this beautiful figure HERE!
UPDATE: It’s “temporarily” out of stock. Keep checking!
The highly anticipated Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is starting to hit Target brick & mortar. JTA reader Eric found his in Pleasant Hill, CA. Let us know in the comments if you are finding this in your area!
StarWars.com has updated their site to reflect on the reveals at SDCC this year. In their write up thye mention that the Gamorrean Guard is forthcoming in The Vintage Collection. A mistake and they meant the Elite Praetorian Guard, or is the Gamorrean Guard one of the next repacks that the line desperately needs? Check it out. Special thanks to all who wrote in to alert us.
Are you ready? The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure is nearly ready to go live at TARGET.com. They’ve updated their product page, and the current status is “temporarily out of stock.” Good luck to all who want it! Check out our full review on this beautiful figure HERE!
JTA reader Jamie D. has found the USA TARGET exclusive TBS6 [P3] Gamorrean Guard at Canada’s EB Games shop. He writes “I got lucky and snagged one today (most stores only getting a few, and most went to pre-orders). $44.99 or $40.49 with their loyalty card.” For those of you not aware, these should be hitting the first week in July at TARGET in the USA. As always, you can check out our review on this figure HERE. You can also stalk TARGET’s product page for this item so you can get it when it comes in stock!
It’s the calm before the storm. Multiple readers have written in to alert us that TARGET.com has added a placeholder page for the highly anticipated The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard figure. It’s showing nowhere in stock at the moment, but this won’t be the case for long. We provided you with an advanced look at this figure and you can check that out HERE.
We have an early look at the amazing The Black Series [Phase III] 6-Inch Target exclusive Gamorrean Guard, tonight’s Visual Guide Update. Click below to check out our fully detailed Visual Guide, and be sure to check out extensive details and discussion on this figure in our full review.
And here is the full review of The Black Series [Phase III] Gamorrean Guard 6″ figure. Learn everything you want to know about it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Well, here it is folks. The glamorous Gamorrean Guard from The Black Series [Phase III] line is here, and we have a sneak first look peek at him for you. The figure is eerily similar to The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard (VC21) figure in that it’s not 100% perfection, but you’re not going to care. The Gamorrean Guard hits all of the sweet spots you’d expect from a premium Star Wars collectible. The paint operations are generally excellent, although he has a weird brown stripe going up his snout. Hasbro did an excellent job on the fine paint details on the figure face because they cannot utilize “photorealistic” technology on aliens as explained. The helmet is NOT removable. But this is a good thing. It stays in place as required and helps when displaying him in your collection. The soft-goods skirt is silky and luxurious. It’s an incredible fabric they’ve utilized, and you’re going to love it too. The Gamorrean Guard comes with a hinge-jointed lower jaw which is nice, but unnecessary. Just like the Admiral Ackbar figure before him, the combination of a ball-socket head with a hinge-jointed jaw severely inhibits the head movement. His “groin area” is a bit hollow. I know that sounds strange, but you’ll have to see it for yourself to understand what I mean. It feels a tad cheap, honestly. The rest of the figure and its articulation are divine. Check out our sneak peek now and be sure to come back soon for the full review!
Holy cow. The Gamorrean Guard has finally gotten out in China. Look at this thing. It’s amazing. It will be one of the most sought-after exclusives ever made. I hope Hasbro has a ton in production! Check it out on eBay! Special thanks to Paul B. for the alert!
And speaking of the Gamorrean Guard, have any of you checked out the asking prices for recent live eBay auctions for The Vintage Collection figure? They’re quite accurate. You can confirm this yourself by checking out the SOLD LISTINGS in the advanced search function. It’s hard to believe that this beautiful 3.75″ super-articulated figure is going for more than The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ version! The figure was available in over a dozen case assortments throughout The Vintage Collection’s original run. The TVC Gamorrean Guard (VC21) figure has been a source of frustration for TVC collectors for years, and it appears the frustration is only going to get worse. No other figure from this line is as desired as this one is. It makes people green with envy, especially when they see collectors with more than one of them!
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