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GNT
08-05-2017, 07:21 PM
As revealed on the A-Wing box back we'll be seeing a 2 pack of Rey (Jedi Training) & Elite Praetorian Guard.

Who's going to purchase this pack?

DarkManX
08-05-2017, 09:44 PM
As revealed on the A-Wing box back we'll be seeing a 2 pack of Rey (Jedi Training) & Elite Praetorian Guard.

Who's going to purchase this pack?

Will have to see how different the Rey is from the single release. If the playset is decent I'll get that since it's got the elite guard in it as well.

DarthPete
08-05-2017, 09:52 PM
Oof, from the picture I'd say it's a pass for me. That praetorian design just doesn't work imo.

Billy_Ray
08-05-2017, 09:59 PM
Yeah, I am not a fan of the Praetorian guards either. Glad to see they haven't completely abandoned the goofy pack in weapons :rolleyes:

Billy_Ray
08-05-2017, 10:00 PM
Here's the image by the way...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_2931.PNG

Deak_Starkiller
08-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Jeez, just give her a rebel commando helmet to top it off (yeah, pun intended this time).

darthsatan
08-06-2017, 04:12 AM
LOL that red thing gets worse every time you look at it!

TJapes
08-06-2017, 04:57 AM
LOL that red thing gets worse every time you look at it!

It really does. The more we've seen of the guards over the last week or so gives me two big hopes for the movie: 1. they look better in the film and 2. they're not in the film anywhere near as much as the merchandising may suggest. It's reminding me of seeing Starkiller Base on TFA's poster and praying that it wasn't just another Death Star...

Deak_Starkiller
08-06-2017, 08:14 AM
Sorry, but I can't help it but to call them 'Squareheads' going forward.

September 1, 2017, "Mom, Dad, look, I finally found one a Squarehead"

RhyYees
08-06-2017, 08:58 AM
I might still forgive the odd design on the Praetorians if there's a more articulated version coming down the pipeline, but for this I'll pass. The Imperial Knights can fill in on body-guarding duty.

Masterfett
08-06-2017, 11:54 AM
The good thing about an SA version, which is probably likely. Is that you'll be able to remove the most offensive parts, Head and arms. maybe then we'll be able to make something more interesting looking.

darthsatan
08-06-2017, 01:48 PM
Like..... a curtain?

Vorax
08-06-2017, 03:44 PM
I don't see how they're supposed to be effective against Jedi even if they have vibro/electro enhanced weapons. I guess they're OK looks wise- but if they're as silly as the RG's in ROTS then I think its best to not make them face any Jedi and just vanish off camera like in ROTJ,lol

darthsatan
08-06-2017, 04:10 PM
The Jedi are assumed gone, are they not? Hence the point is moot.

Vorax
08-06-2017, 04:52 PM
Incorrect. Luke was very much alive and they were searching for him and attempting to prevent future Jedi being trained , therefore they were not assumed gone unlike the OT films.

Lance_Quazar
08-06-2017, 05:15 PM
Like most designs in the ST, it's just like the OT, except stupid.

Sigh.

Cyko_Droid
08-08-2017, 09:31 AM
I haven't warmed up to the guard yet, but I'm kinda liking that shoulder cannon that Rey has! :D Can't imagine paying $15-17 just to get it, though. But you know, maybe that guard is so clunky because he's the "elite" Praetorian Guard, and the standard troops are less ornate. I know, I'm grasping at straws.

DarkManX
08-08-2017, 08:01 PM
think this style is the influence on the guards

http://14544-presscdn-0-64.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/pope-francis-and-the-swiss-guard.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/33/94133-004-7C39F857.jpg

JynForce
08-09-2017, 09:26 AM
Cool, Rey comes with a giant shoulder cannon thing, just like in the movie! ...lol looks to be the same Rey figure, so I guess I'll skip the single and get this pack. The guard doesn't bother me as much as most people, I think it looks kinda cool

DarkArtist
08-09-2017, 11:59 AM
I'm definitely want this one too. might even get a few just for the guard

lordtyrannus
08-10-2017, 09:01 AM
I have a feeling they'll release one version of this guy in SA form in TBS 3.75", then the other 2 in 5POA only. Then, sick collectors like myself will buy 2 extra of the SA versions AND all the 5POA figures just to transplant the heads. Hasbro knows me.


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Deak_Starkiller
08-10-2017, 10:34 AM
It's a rather common pattern, particularly as been done with stormtroopers, shoretroopers and deathtroopers recently.

R1G4R3PO
08-10-2017, 10:38 AM
Are there 2 or 3 different versions on film? I thought 2 and thus hoped 1 is in rey 2 pk and 2nd is the playset pack in

DarkArtist
08-10-2017, 11:34 AM
like I said I'm planning on buying a few packs but if people are interested in trading off the extra Rey figures I'll have let me know.

darthsatan
08-10-2017, 02:12 PM
What's the point? Aren't they all meant to have unique helmets?

DarkManX
08-10-2017, 02:56 PM
What's the point? Aren't they all meant to have unique helmets?

you see, Ms Pac-Man has a bow on her head

VideoViper
08-15-2017, 08:57 AM
like I said I'm planning on buying a few packs but if people are interested in trading off the extra Rey figures I'll have let me know.

Ha! Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Like there will be a shortage of Reys.

activistfangirl
08-16-2017, 01:05 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/EmZn3Ox.jpg

RaptorBandito
08-16-2017, 01:14 PM
That's actually a pretty cool looking back pack accessory. Even though it's goofy I still like it.

Bosski
08-16-2017, 01:16 PM
Someone else mentioned Snoke's guards might be the Knights of Ren. Otherwise, why the different helmets and such?! I know why for Hasbro...to make toys!!

Nighthawk
08-16-2017, 05:54 PM
I like that pack in accessory. Looks really nice. I wouldn't mind giving it to some Endor soldier or something.

Masterfett
08-16-2017, 06:06 PM
Yeah, my first thought was that it belongs with a trooper of some kind. Not Rey. lol WTF does a Jedi need a freaking over the shoulder quad laser?

The Guard, if you look close it's still got the Duckbill that's prevalent in the new Stormies...

I get it, Disney owns it now. But seriously?

vadersvette
08-16-2017, 06:58 PM
Yeah, my first thought was that it belongs with a trooper of some kind. Not Rey. lol WTF does a Jedi need a freaking over the shoulder quad laser?

The Guard, if you look close it's still got the Duckbill that's prevalent in the new Stormies...

I get it, Disney owns it now. But seriously?

Lol, just noticed the duckbill. That, and the fact that Rey looks identical to the basic release, is enough for me to skip this.

Deak_Starkiller
08-16-2017, 10:20 PM
I like that pack in accessory. Looks really nice. I wouldn't mind giving it to some Endor soldier or something.

The Endor backpack reminds me of that Kenner mail away from LONG ago. Anyways, the cannon bears some resemblance to the Falcon gun turret. Is she planning to get the same thrill that Finn did recently in this movie? :)

DarkManX
08-16-2017, 11:42 PM
I'll probably skip the Rey basic figure for this pack.

RaptorBandito
08-17-2017, 09:46 PM
I got this pack today. The guard's weapon splits into 2 at the middle, which is kind of cool.

DarkManX
08-17-2017, 10:23 PM
Yeah, my first thought was that it belongs with a trooper of some kind. Not Rey. lol WTF does a Jedi need a freaking over the shoulder quad laser?

The Guard, if you look close it's still got the Duckbill that's prevalent in the new Stormies...

I get it, Disney owns it now. But seriously?

it's a dangerous galaxy. You can't be too careful these days.

Deak_Starkiller
08-17-2017, 11:14 PM
IDK, maybe there's some scene with the Falcon leaving Ahch-To being chased by TIE's...Chewie's is at the controls and Rey is shooting away. I'll leave it up to your imagination where the Porg went.

Trooper31
08-18-2017, 04:43 AM
IDK, maybe there's some scene with the Falcon leaving Ahch-To being chased by TIE's...Chewie's is at the controls and Rey is shooting away. I'll leave it up to your imagination where the Porg went.

I could actually see that happening, that sounds fairly plausible.

Masterfett
08-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Okay. but if they're in the falcon, she'd be at that gunners station. Not a funky shoulder blaster. This is the part where Hasbro needs better imagination with "EU/Off screen" extras. Accessories that make sense, not just thrown in for perceived play value because kids don't know or care.

After all, they're hoping "Collectors" buy these too. So dual appeal is warranted.

Oddball_Fett
08-18-2017, 02:13 PM
The Guard, if you look close it's still got the Duckbill that's prevalent in the new Stormies...

I get it, Disney owns it now. But seriously?

First time I've seen that pic. Was just gonna say it's Donald Duck. Another ducktrooper. The entire First Order's full of 'em.

My guess is Howard's in charge.

lordtyrannus
08-18-2017, 03:40 PM
I got this pack today. The guard's weapon splits into 2 at the middle, which is kind of cool.

That's awesome to hear! I thought I'd have to buy another pack to cut the staff in two to make a split weapon. Thanks for letting us know!


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lordtyrannus
08-18-2017, 03:41 PM
^I forgot to ask-- you don't have any in-hand pics you'd be willing to share do you? :)


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reyandbb8
08-19-2017, 03:07 PM
Packaging pic if anyone didn't see it yet:

http://i.imgur.com/Zs9wrai.jpg

Masterfett
08-19-2017, 07:20 PM
Still looks like a duck.

lordtyrannus
08-19-2017, 07:29 PM
I'm hoping Luke is on the verge of defeat by that Praetorian Guard and Rey stomps into the throne room with this exact pack on her back and says "Get away from him you B*tch!"


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Deak_Starkiller
08-20-2017, 12:14 AM
I suppose Luke dumped that whole speech about 'clumsy or random' and 'civilized age' to his new students. :D

Wookieman26
08-20-2017, 03:37 AM
Well, this set is on the top of my Force Friday wishlist!

Idpullthecurtain
08-20-2017, 04:47 AM
Yeah. This Elite Guard is sort of growing on me....

jim
08-20-2017, 05:37 AM
Who needs the Force having a big cannon shoulder? Pass, I'll wait for TVC

Dark_Jedi
08-20-2017, 04:07 PM
Packaging pic if anyone didn't see it yet:

http://i.imgur.com/Zs9wrai.jpg

Thats's it, saw a case of them this morning on the shelves..........denied at registers.....☹

Julythrunov
08-20-2017, 05:39 PM
I'm hoping Luke is on the verge of defeat by that Praetorian Guard and Rey stomps into the throne room with this exact pack on her back and says "Get away from him you B*tch!"


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i don't think you're that far off......

R1G4R3PO
08-20-2017, 06:58 PM
Thats's it, saw a case of them this morning on the shelves..........denied at registers.....☹

What's the case ratio (s)?

jedimasterc
08-21-2017, 06:44 AM
I saw this pack and the one with Han/boba Fett this morning at Walmart.I didn't bother taking them to the checkout.I am not sold on the Praetorian Guard.The 2 sets looked evenly packed.

Jabbaman
08-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Rey really has some heavy duty self defence there against that poor guard lol. Here we go again with the huge unecessary accessories but at least the main figures don't have them anymore which is good.

Nighthawk
08-21-2017, 10:55 AM
For extra weapons, I quite like the one that is included in this set.

Wookieman26
09-01-2017, 11:07 AM
Got this set at TRU, and I'm really liking it to be honest. The Rey is easily the best 5POA Rey we have, and the Praetorian Guard design is actually growing on me (at least this certain design of the guard is). After getting this set and Luke last night, I think I really this TLJ line. Is it better than the Rogue One line? Too early to tell, but I'm definitely liking it better than the TFA line and all the other 5POA lines.

Wookieman26
09-01-2017, 11:07 AM
Got this set at TRU, and I'm really liking it to be honest. The Rey is easily the best 5POA Rey we have, and the Praetorian Guard design is actually growing on me (at least this certain design of the guard is). After getting this set and Luke last night, I think I really LIKE^ this TLJ line. Is it better than the Rogue One line? Too early to tell, but I'm definitely liking it better than the TFA line and all the other 5POA lines.

Kylash327
09-01-2017, 12:14 PM
Yeah be sure to get this Rey instead of the individual one, the paint on the eyes and lips is much better.

Wookieman26
09-01-2017, 12:20 PM
Yeah be sure to get this Rey instead of the individual one, the paint on the eyes and lips is much better.
Yeah the single release paint looks like absolute crap. But this one is REALLY good in my opinion.

Teedo
09-03-2017, 03:45 PM
So, the 2-packs are $13 at Target right now, and the FF2 promotion is still active (spend $50 get $10 gift card etc).

DarkManX
09-03-2017, 04:17 PM
Picked it up today at Target for $13 since the Kohl's pack isn't available here.

Nighthawk
09-06-2017, 03:32 PM
Skipped the single pack one and got this one. I don't generally get 5 POA, but this Rey looked really good. Don't care for the Praetorian Guard though.

Teedo
09-06-2017, 05:48 PM
Yeah, the praetorian guard is not really doing it for me (both in design and figure execution).

ZiggyStarkiller
09-06-2017, 06:25 PM
They should have put him in a little bit more of a dynamic pose. Sorta like the new Boba Fett where he's still 5POA but they sculpted him to have a natural sort of swagger to his stance. Obviously though make it a bit action oriented. Maybe a little more bend to his arms and make don't make the legs stiff as a board and something more along the lines of the new Stormtrooper.

Cyko_Droid
09-08-2017, 11:53 AM
I got this set, and while Rey seems a little on the tiny side (like some of the 5-POA Jyn Erso figures), she looks good. The Elite Praetorian Guard is fine for a guy standing around; hopefully I can find some Black Series guards to pose around him. For pack-ins, I really like the tiny Millenium Falcon cannon backpack! It's ridiculous, but maybe a little plausible. The cannon itself is glued to the backpack, which looks like a typical Rebel commando type. Rather than trying to figure out how I can use previous figures' spring/tension launcher accessories, this is ready for action. If a Resistance Trooper actually uses one in the film, I'll probably stand up and cheer! :D

RaptorBandito
09-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Picked it up today at Target for $13 since the Kohl's pack isn't available here.

What's the Kohl's pack? Not sure if I've heard of that one before and maybe forgot it?

DarkManX
09-08-2017, 09:15 PM
What's the Kohl's pack? Not sure if I've heard of that one before and maybe forgot it?

IIRC Kohl's is supposed to have a 4 pack that's Luke,Rey,Rose,and of course a stormtrooper only available in the 4 pack.

Deak_Starkiller
09-08-2017, 11:29 PM
I'd bet they're going to be charging $50 like the previous set, but that's what being a Rewards Member is for, right? :D . Regardless, I managed to find the Rogue One set down to $9.99 anyway.

DarthPete
09-09-2017, 07:47 AM
IIRC they're actually charging fifty FOUR dollars for it. Lol, thanks Kohls but I think I'm good. :D

patrickdurfee
09-09-2017, 03:32 PM
I dunno if anyone else has noticed this but Rey's lightsaber has a ring hook on the hilt. You can pretty much hook the ligthsaber hilt to the Black Series Dagobah training Luke figure's belt

Vorax
09-09-2017, 03:56 PM
You can hook it on to the TLJ Master Luke figures as wellI would say since they have the functional hook attachment, but in the ignited on position I don't see that feasible unless you want to be missing limbs realistically and it looks stupid on a figure anyway.

DarthPete
09-12-2017, 06:48 PM
Picked up this set tonight. I didn't care for the look or paint apps on any of the single carded Rey's I'd seen. I'm still not sold on the Praetorian design, hopefully I'll have to eat crow on that after the movie comes out.

Lightsabers are being made out of rubber now, eh?

Cramer
09-24-2017, 03:12 PM
Good sculpt once you remove that terrible paint app.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/A4EA6226-E09B-4AE8-A6F6-69561C492CD6.jpeg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/A4EA6226-E09B-4AE8-A6F6-69561C492CD6.jpeg)

DarthPete
09-24-2017, 04:22 PM
Cramer, you've developed a very skilled hand with these face paints! I'm envious of your ability.

Cramer
09-24-2017, 04:28 PM
Cramer, you've developed a very skilled hand with these face paints! I'm envious of your ability.


Practice and the right kind of paint!

Vatta
09-29-2017, 09:16 AM
Did I get one with a bad arm, or do all the right arms on this Rey curve in a really unnatural way ?

Wookieman26
09-29-2017, 11:47 PM
Did I get one with a bad arm, or do all the right arms on this Rey curve in a really unnatural way ? Mine's not curved, it's just very loose.

Masterfett
09-30-2017, 12:22 PM
TMI, that's a bit personal.

I was reading on IMDB and it lists 8 Praetorian Guards. So between this set, BB-8 Playset, and the two others. That 4 so far. Could it be possible to get 4 more somewhere?

Maverick10126
10-04-2017, 12:10 AM
Practice and the right kind of paint!

What paints do you prefer? Looks great, I've always struggled with faces.

Cramer
10-04-2017, 08:42 AM
acrylic, but not the painting kind. Specifically figurine paint which you can find in hobby stores and amazon. I use Vallejo. It sticks to the plastic without needing primer, doesn't show brush strokes and is thin but goes on opague. Nothing like regular acrylic.

Maverick10126
10-04-2017, 06:42 PM
I use testors model master acrylic, just always curious what other people use.