Quoted from FLpinfan23:
I’m still looking for anyone who has the black or gold factory side armor that Stern initially created for Guardians. In sending out numerous inquiries to domestic and international distributors, I learned some interesting information regarding the topper, which is also nearly impossible to find.
Apparently Disney Studios manages all Marvel IP related products and Stern apparently signed a limited licensing agreement that covered production of the pin only and not accessories beyond an initial run intended for marketing purposes. Stern received a notice of IP infringement after the topper went into production, as it incorporated words, images and logos associated with the IP which were not permitted under the licensing agreement. As a result, only a handful were created and sold to distributors during the initial release.
As Stern announced in September that Guardians is being retired from production, it’s highly doubtful they will include a final run of accessories. If anyone has either the black or gold armor they would be willing to part with, please message me as I will pay $1,000 for a set, otherwise the standard black lollipop siderails may be the only available option.
So sad! I really wanted a topper!!! So dumb, that they wouldn’t approve of the topper! Makes no sense!!!