When I look back at the third phase of The Black Series 6″ line through the recent reveals at NYCC, there is a diverse assortment of about six figures that really stand out to me. Lando Calrissian and the Imperial Royal Guard from wave 11 are definitely two of Hasbro’s best efforts. But then when I jog my memory further back in history, I remember the excitement of waiting to acquire the First Order Stormtrooper and Captain Phasma from wave 1 and wave 2 respectively. (That was of course before I saw Episode VII.) And then what a joy it was actually attending the HASCON convention and get the exclusive Clone Captain Rex. It’s going to be so exciting to see his “photo realistic” face deco in person. And the NYCC-revealed Rey (Island Journey) was a nice surprise too. She’s a nice-looking figure that’s also coming with “photo realistic” technology. You can truly see how far they’ve come in this format. These are not fourth rate action figures. No, they ride the crest of the wave of action figure superiority as far as we’re concerned. I wouldn’t mind seeing them again before the end of the year in fact. Let us know what figures stand out for you too!
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Check out the Barnes & Noble/Gamestop exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6-inch “Guardians of Evil” 4-pack in today’s Visual Guide Update. Click below to access the full guide page. Don’t forget to check out our review of this set too, featuring even more gallery images and stats.
If you’re a 6″ collector and you don’t own the Senate Guard/Imperial Royal Guard/Emperor’s Shadow Guard (Legends)/Elite Praetorian Guard (With Double Blade) four-pack, then you should be shamed by being publicly flogged in your local town square. That’s all we’re saying. This set is 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.
Well that took forever. Check out an early sneak peek of the awesome “Guardians Of Evil” The Black Series [Phase III] GameStop and Barnes & Noble exclusive four-pack. In short, the Senate Guard and the Emperor’s Shadow Guard (from The Force Unleashed) are the highlights of the set. But it’s also still fun to army build the Imperial Royal Guard and get a different Elite Praetorian Guard to round out your ranks as well. The RDR is coming soon, but check out the 84 image gallery now! We hope that THIS ‘RUMOR REPORT’ makes a whole lot more sense to everyone now. 🙂
io9 reveals a TON of our past rumors officially. Remember THIS rumor report for Obi-Wan? And THIS one for the Royal Guard 4-pack? And remember THIS ONE for Snoke? Pretty cool, huh? Snoke with Throne will be a GameStop exclusive. The Guard 4-pack will be exclusive to Barnes & Noble, Gamestop, and Disney Stores. And the Praetorian Guard variant will be exclusive to Amazon. All will be available later this Fall. Check it out!
Do you still need the Imperial Royal Guard? Amazon is taking orders for it now with a September 1st ship date. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. for the alert!
The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial Royal Guard is IN STOCK on Amazon for $21.99! Special thanks to Michael W. for the alert!
UPDATE: Sorry folks, I checked stock twice before posting and it was there. It’s gone now.
There has been constant speculation about the validity of the claim that the Imperial Royal Guard was available in a solid case pack. Because as humans we need visual evidence before belief, here you go. These images were posted on Star Wars Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook page by member Pete N. who found them at GameStop. As we have alluded to in the past, not all retailers were offered these which is why some may not know of this case’s existence.
Back in stock at GameStop if you need it!
Order it at GameStop if you need it! Special thanks to JTA reader thereverend5150 for the alert!
The Imperial Royal Guard is currently IN STOCK at HTS. Thanks for the alert, Raul!
I’ve been seeing them come in and out every few minutes. I know Qui-Gon and Lando are there now, but keep checking.
How did all of you make out pre-ordering/ordering wave 11 the last couple of days? There was a LOT of doubt from many who didn’t believe these would be avaialble in solid case packs like we confidently confirmed. But just like we advised, all figures were available in this format. I hope you all got what you wanted! This wave will hopefully get slaughtered on the aftermarket now. There have been plenty produced, so please don’t pay more than MSRP for these four figures (Qui-Gon Jinn, Imperial Royal Guard, Lando Calrissian and Tusken Raider).
Pre-order (Royal Guard, Lando, Tusken Raider and Qui-Gon) wave 11 on Amazon RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to Jeff D. and darthvaderdisco for the quick alerts!
UPDATE: It seems to be a similar situation to yesterday, frequently coming in and out of stock. I suggest enabling 1-click and just keep refreshing.
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