st Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Weekends - Week 1!

May 18, 2015, 09:06:02 AM by Darth Spice
Weekend number one is underway in Orlando, Florida and our Father and son tag team is back on the Dewback Attack to capture some of the action that's going on at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2015.  Click below for the first batch of photos and stay tuned for more from Saturday and Sunday! United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: TFA - Vanity Fair Cover Shoot!

May 04, 2015, 08:51:20 AM by Darth Spice
The anticipation for the seventh Star Wars film is reaching a boiling point as it seems the Force Awakens is popping up everywhere. Click below for a short video from the upcoming Vanity Fair cover shoot!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Force for Change Kid Power!

May 04, 2015, 08:42:54 AM by Darth Spice
Star Wars: Force For Change, a charitable initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, today announced its latest campaign, teaming with eBay Giving Works to auction off a selection of plaster stormtrooper helmet replicas uniquely decorated by artists around the world. The 10-day auction will kick off today and give bidders the chance to compete for these one-of-a-kind stormtrooper helmets at a starting price of $5.04. Lucasfilm has donated the helmets to U.S. Fund for UNICEF. U.S. Fund for UNICEF will receive 100% of the final auction sales price for each helmet and will direct these funds to support UNICEF Kid Power, an  innovative new program that uses the world's first Wearable-For-Good to get kids active and provide lifesaving food packets to children in need around the globe.

This auction comes on the heels of a very successful Force For Change interactive event at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. During a globally-broadcast panel discussion about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie to be released on December 18, 2015, director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy discussed their latest collaboration with the humanitarian children's organization in support of UNICEF Kid Power and why the relationship is so important to Star Wars: Force For Change.

"The Star Wars movies have always inspired a desire in people to help others, and we are extremely grateful that our fan community has been so generous with their time and efforts on behalf of the many charitable causes they support," remarks Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm Ltd. "Our hope is that Force For Change will harness that spirit of giving into a worldwide movement that uses the power and reach of Star Wars to help those around the world in need."

"UNICEF Kid Power allows kids to become global forces for change with every step they take. The generous support from Disney and Lucasfilm along with the excitement generated by Star Wars fans will allow UNICEF to inspire even more kids to get active and save lives," said Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "May the Force for change be with you!"

Star Wars: Force For Change and UNICEF Kid Power also hosted an obstacle course for kids on the Celebration floor with several Star Wars licensees and fan groups participating to raise over $50,000 in support of UNICEF Kid Power.  By tapping into young people's inherent desire to help others, Star Wars: Force for Change and UNICEF Kid Power are inspiring a new generation of global citizens. While participating in the program, kids wear UNICEF Kid Power Bands, which measure their activity while they are moving. Physical activity unlocks Kid Power Points - the more they move, the more points they earn. Kid Power Points are converted to funding by partners, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children. To participate in the eBay stormtrooper Helmet Auction, go to the page of eBay auctions!
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st Update from B.B.T.S.: Spring Sale & More!

May 04, 2015, 08:32:00 AM by Darth Spice

Spring Sale: We need to clean out our warehouse to make room for all the great products coming in!  Prices have been reduced on over 3000 items with a total of 4800 items on sale!  Check out the featured sale items from Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary, and Batman 75th Anniversary, The Walking Dead, DC Comics, and more!This list contains over 80 Sideshow and Hot Toys items now priced under M.S.R.P.!  Find everything from Monsters Inc and Pirates of the Caribbean Cosbabies, to 1/6 scale figures and busts, to 1/4 scale Premium Format figures.

Hot Wheels: Hot Wheels and Star Wars have joined forces! Kids and collectors alike will love seeing their favorite Star Wars characters reimagined as Hot Wheels cars. Each 1:64-scale car is individually designed to retain the "Force" of an iconic Star Wars character and combines the thrill and real racing excitement of Hot Wheels.  This case of 12 includes Inquisitor, Boba Fett, C-3PO, Chopper, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

Darth Vader Toaster: The Darth Vader Toaster is molded in sturdy black plastic and meticulously detailed, right down to toasting the Star Wars logo on the bread!  This officially licensed toaster is a compact, 2-slice model with cool-touch housing, removable crumb tray, and several toasting options including Reheat, Defrost, and Quick Stop.  With the adjustable thermostat dial you can give in to the dark side of the force and enjoy darker toast.  This toaster is recommended for domestic (USA) standard 110-120v outlets only.

Takara: Next up in Takara's Metal Figure Collection is the infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett. This figure stands over 3 inches tall with movable head and arms and will include some plastic parts. Boba Fett is the seventh figure in the line that includes Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda, and X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker. These 3 inch die-cast vehicles are stylized to resemble your favorite Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Yoda.

Topps Trading Cards: Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi Vs. Sith explores the viewpoints of the Jedi and the Sith as they battle one another for control of the galaxy. The 100 card base set profiles characters from across the Star Wars universe - 50 Jedi Temple Archive cards and 50 Sith Domination Guide cards. Plus, there are "Sith Fugitive," "Jedi Hunt," "Sith Propaganda," "Jedi Information," and "Jedi Training" insert cards. There are 5 levels of chase (Standard Refractor, Prism Refractor, X-Fractor, Gold Refractor, and Superfractor) to add depth to the base set, and Chrome hits to add value for collectors.  You get 6 cards per pack (4 base, 1 parallel, 1 insert).  We have the box of 24 packs (144 cards total) for $95.99 and single packs for $4.99 each.

Imperial Assault Shadow Expansion: Investigate the Empire's growing presence on Tatooine in Twin Shadows, an expansion for Imperial Assault! Its fully formed mini-campaign challenges the Rebels to help Han Solo, while new tiles and skirmish missions allow you to battle through a Mos Eisley cantina. With ten sculpted plastic figures, twelve double-sided map tiles, and over sixty new cards, Twin Shadows brings new dangers, drama, and heroics to every Imperial Assault Campaign and Skirmish!  $39.99. We also have 3 new expansion packs for preorder:  Boba Fett, Kayn Somos, and R2-D2 & C-3PO that come with the featured figure, command cards, new strategies, and new skirmish maps with missions.

Star Wars Paper Figure Blueprints: With Blueprints paper craft, kids can connect with their favorite heroes, scenes and settings by re-creating the entertainment at home, all from high-quality paper. Whether it's detailed figures, vehicles or even entire play environments, Blueprints paper craft is fun to build, and lets kids quickly create their own world. Once the activity is complete, kids can then unleash their imaginations as they play and create all different scenarios with their favorite characters.  We have the Millennium Falcon Adventure Pack for $19.99 as well as 12" Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper for $7.99 each; and the Droids on Tatooine Desert Pack for $13.99.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: TFA hits September 4th!

May 03, 2015, 08:59:57 AM by Darth Spice
The highly anticipated release of the Force Awakens will be upon us this September 4th!  Click below for the complete release and a look at the all-new packaging featuring Kylo Ren. Is it just me or is it about time we saw something other than Black Series junk? United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Director out for 2nd Stand alone film!

May 02, 2015, 10:08:49 AM by Darth Spice
There have been multiple sources that have confirmed director Josh Trank is out as director for the second Star Wars stand alone film.  This does not come to a shock to many within the industry.  As a fan, if you've seen the trailer for his upcoming Fantastic 4 release, this just might be a good thing! Click below to visit the Hollywood Reporter for the details.

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st This just in from Brians Toys:

May 01, 2015, 07:32:44 PM by Darth Spice
This week at Brian's Toys, check out the pre-order for a Darth Vader car decal from FanWraps. Part of their new "Passenger Series" this decal sold out fast at the Celebration 7 convention in Anaheim.  Also new this week, tons of Vintage AFA collectibles have been added to their eBay Store.  To see the great selection, click below to visit this week's newsletter at our website.

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st Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Weekend Gallery!

May 01, 2015, 10:31:47 AM by Darth Spice
We have uploaded another batch of photos from C2E2 last weekend that really captures the madness that this event has grown into over the years. It is also with great pleasure I introduce a new member of our team as Lance Neilson has brought 2nd Shift Photography to the ranks of Sandtroopers.com.  We look forward to seeing what his talents can bring to our website, click below for his first attack!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Rebels & May the 4th Celebration!

May 01, 2015, 10:08:37 AM by Darth Spice
The highly anticipated "Star Wars Rebels" season two is set to premiere on SATURDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The season will kick-off with a special one-hour movie event "Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal." Following the one-hour movie event, the season will continue to rollout new episodes in the fall.  Recently revealed at Star Wars Celebration, the exciting new season is filled with more thrilling adventures with the Rebels that will include appearances by fan-favorite characters Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor.

Additionally, Disney XD will be celebrating "May the 4th Be With You," the fan-proclaimed Star Wars holiday, beginning FRIDAY, MAY 1 through MONDAY, MAY 4. The force-filled programming weekend will include the following:

Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide, a half-hour special recapping the entire first season of Star Wars Rebels will debut Monday, May 4  (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)

Marathons of Star Wars Rebels season one and LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.

Sneak peek at LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, an all-new series of event specials that will premiere on Disney XD this summer. 

Star Wars-inspired episodes of Phineas and Ferb, Kickin' It and Lab Rats.
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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Chewbacca meets Spreadshot!

May 01, 2015, 10:03:58 AM by Darth Spice
For many of us who grew up in the 1980's, you will simply love the new mash-up video game that merges Star Wars with the classic Contra!  Click below for a short video and information on how you can play and note this game will only be available for a limited time. United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Day with Rancho Obi-Wan!

May 01, 2015, 09:51:45 AM by Darth Spice
May the 4th (as in "May the Force be with you!") has become a fan-inspired "holiday" for Star Wars fans worldwide. Excitement is building as the first new Star Wars film in a decade, The Force Awakens, will premiere December 18th.

On Monday, May the 4th, Rancho Obi-Wan will host a fundraising event at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma. All proceeds from the door and sales of beer and soda go to support Rancho Obi-Wan's mission of Inspiration! If you are in the are, click below for full details on the event!

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st Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Friday Photo Gallery!

April 24, 2015, 05:13:14 PM by Darth Spice
It's hard to believe the team at Reed Pop would put on two major shows in back-to-back weeks, but C2E2 is underway once again downtown Chicago. Click below for a look at pretty much everything I saw with a Star Wars logo on it! Thanks again to the staff of C2E2 for allowing us access to this incredible event!

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st Dewback Patrol: Celebration VII Sunday Photo Gallery!

April 24, 2015, 05:08:59 PM by Darth Spice
We have added another batch of photos from Star Wars Celebration VII. Check out the new goodies from LEGO, Sideshow Collectibles and get up close and personal with Dave Filoni and the Star Wars Rebels panel! Thanks again to Dave and Logan Cross for an outstanding job, United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: This is Where the Fun Begins!

April 24, 2015, 04:31:25 PM by Darth Spice
If you missed the reveal last week during Celebration, click below to get a look at the new heroes, enemies and what's coming in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels!

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st Dewback Patrol: Celebration VII Saturday photos

April 24, 2015, 04:07:06 PM by Darth Spice
We have uploaded another batch of photos from Celebration VII last weekend, this time we take a good look at some of the new costumes from the Force Awakens and a few shots of the Star Wars Rebels season 2 premier!

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