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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Road to the Last Jedi: Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade) from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III
Height: 6 1/4 inches tall
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed abdomen, swivel/ hinge shoulders, balljointed shoulder pauldrons, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Heavy blade, sword, and two shoulder pads.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*Since this guy is largely the same as the previous to releases, for the full details check out my reviews of the standard Elite Praetorian Guard (right) and the Elite Praetorian Guard with Double Blade (left). The only difference between this figure and the standard Guard are the weapons, the had, and the neck. This figure comes in a standard Black Series box with a white cardboard box protector/ shipping box over it.
* This guard's helmet has a smaller round domed helmet and a grated mask that protrudes at the brow while tapering to a smaller size around the jawline. It's tough to capture the details in a picture due to the shiny, red glare but it's a cool looking sculpt. Oddly enough, the neck sculpt does appear to be different from that of the other two figures.
* The Elite Praetorian Guard/ EPG includes his titular heavy blade. It's a massive blade on a staff (8 3/8ths inches long!) that features some nice sculpted detail. It'll be interesting to see how these guys fight in the movie. I wonder if the weapons will be crafted of a lightsaber proof metal, perhaps an alloy along with something like cortosis.
* This EPG includes a second weapon which I'm not sure if it's a version of the whip staff or a standard styled sword. It's a cool looking accessory and adds something else to the package.
* The Heavy Blade has some much appreciated paint applications but the silver and red details on the blade are a bit messy.
As mentioned above, I've reviewed the standard Elite Praetorian Guard and the double blade wielding Elite Praetorian Guard in the Guardians of Evil 4-pack, so check them out!
For more Star Wars: The Black Series figures check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Poe Dameron
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Organa
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty