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Exclusive Black Series 6" Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
« on: August 8, 2017, 11:20 AM »
More thread set-up in advance of Force Friday II - from the rumor mill:

Gamestop computer has a listing for:
AF SW E8 BL GUARDS OF EVIL 4PK EXCL

Which, based on the code-breaking that has been happening recently, is rumored to be:
Black Series 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (TLJ)

I don't believe pictures of this have leaked yet, but wanted to get a thread started so folks that haven't heard yet know about it... ;)

Also, there is a possibility that the Elite Guard coming in Wave 2 could potentially be in this box as well... might want to take that into account before opening the Wave 2 figure and then getting stuck with doubles if you buy the 4-pack too?
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #1 on: August 8, 2017, 04:03 PM »
I'm fairly certain that I have seen imagery of Praetorian guards with 4 distinctly different helmets.  This image shows 3 of them, and the 4th has been seen in the 3.75" figure 2-pack leaked images, paired with Rey (Jedi training).

Given the differences in the Praetorian guards?  I think a 4-pack of them makes more sense in a TLJ line release than some sort of Royal Guards evolution set, as a rumor report had floated a few months back.
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #2 on: August 8, 2017, 04:06 PM »
If this turns out to be the guards, I'll definitely be skipping. To my eye they're not interesting at all. Something about them makes me think of vintage Dr. Who and not in a good way. I'm curious to see if the Knights of Red will play any role going forward. I'd love figures of all of those guys.

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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 01:17 PM »
Pic slipped out for this today: Include Blue Senate Guard, Royal Guard, Shadow Guard (from TFU) and Elite Praetorian Guard
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 01:35 PM »
Elite Praetorian Guard

The other version, correct?

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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 02:14 PM »
@#$%^&*(!!@#$%^&*!  >:(

Forgive the pissy rant, but what a waste of time, money, and tooling. I SO WANTED my 4-pack of Praetorian Guards! Because there are 5 of those guys and 1 coming single carded so this would have been the perfect way to give us the last 4 who we will probably never get now.

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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 08:32 PM »
I should be a little surprised by this, but the original rumor that I saw discussed just such a 4-pack.  Over time that morphed into "Oh, it will be 4 different Praetorian Guards", and now we have a reality check.

I'm a little surprised by the TFU Shadow Guard, too.  That game came out almost 10 years ago, and while it was a big multi-media event, Lucasfilm seems to have moved on to other projects.  And then this guard gets offered to us?  Without Galen Marek/Starkiller being offered first in the 6" Black Series?  I understand the tie-in with the Royal Guard and Praetorians, but I never got a strong sense of the Shadow Guard being tied into the larger saga in any way other than the TFU game.

As for the Senate Guard?  I saw the image and it was tough to distinguish the finer details.  It left me wondering if this is the TPM/AOTC version of that guard, or if it's the ROTS version of the helmet that's closer in design to the Emporer's Royal Guard.
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 08:45 PM »
Huge pass for me. Well, the PT Senate Guard would be good to have, but I've said that about a lot of multi pack 6 inch figs I don't have.

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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 12:58 PM »


Might get this and sell off the ERGs and Senate Guards
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #9 on: September 4, 2017, 06:49 AM »
Now up for pre-order at Barnes & Noble:  STAR WARS EPISODE 8 BLACK SERIES GUARDIANS OF EVIL FIGURE 4-PACK - $79.95






From what I've been reading, this might be one of the better prices for this particular set.
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Re: Gamestop 6" Elite Praetorian Guard 4-Pack (*rumor*)
« Reply #10 on: September 6, 2017, 07:57 PM »
I preordered my set from GameStop.  Looks like a pretty cool set, even with the Lobster Guard included.
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Re: Exclusive Black Series 6" Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 03:14 PM »
This set is currently on sale on Gamestop's website for $40, and free shipping since it's over $35! I finally bit the bullet with that price
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Re: Exclusive Black Series 6" Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 04:34 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up!
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Re: Exclusive Black Series 6" Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 11:37 AM »
Yeah, thanks a lot! I grabbed the 4-pack, a Snoke with throne for $15, and some other stuff. I check their site pretty frequently so these must have gone down recently. Great deals!
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Re: Exclusive Black Series 6" Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2018, 10:06 AM »
Pulled the same move today for this set that I did yesterday for the Snoke w/Throne. Going to pick up this set for $39.99 on my way home from work... I'm probably going to only take the Praetorian Guard out to add to my Snoke/Kylo/Rey throne room display.
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