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st One Week Left for Rancho Obi-Wan Fundraiser!

Today at 09:01:29 AM by Darth Spice
Support Rancho Obi-Wan with this very limited, one-time only, exclusive, quality T-shirt for only $20. With Lucasfilm's approval, the combined forces of the largest Star Wars fan groups- the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs and the R2-D2 Builders - are raising money for Rancho through this one-time sale of a T-shirt with an exclusive vintage action figure design. Act quickly! The shirts are being offered only through Nov. 28 so they can be printed and sent out in plenty of time for holiday gift giving. They are available in five different colors, in men's and ladies' styles, plus hoodies.

Rancho Obi-Wan serves to inspire through the preservation and cultivation of the Star Wars legacy. Our goal is to create an all-encompassing Star Wars cultural center where you can experience every aspect of this four-decade-old phenomenon through the most comprehensive repository of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet.

Funds raised from the sales of this special edition shirt will be used by Rancho Obi-Wan to begin the creation of an online gallery, repository, and museum for Star Wars collectible fans all over the world. Your participation will help ensure that the legacy of promoting an interest in Star Wars memorabilia, with which Rancho Obi-Wan has become synonymous, continues for future generations to enjoy. Star Wars will live forever for the fan community through Rancho Obi-Wan.

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st Update from BBTS: New Hasbro Stock & Hot Toys Pre-Orders

November 21, 2017, 05:05:53 AM by Darth Spice

Black Friday Sale: 100 Items on Sale! There are lots of brands are on sale including Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, TMNT and DC. Find great deals such as Transformers Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime for $99.99!

Hasbro AT-ST Walker:  This Imperial AT-ST Driver figure and AT-ST Walker vehicle from Star Wars The Black Series are carefully detailed to look like the Imperial driver and vehicle from the Star Wars films. Figure features premium detail and multiple points of articulation, and vehicle features detailed, movie-accurate design. Priced at $24.99!

Smart R2-D2:  With the Smart R2-D2 from Hasbro, kids can imagine sending R2-D2 into the fray of epic intergalactic battles. With app-controlled movement in all directions, Smart R2-D2 is a mobile droid, able to communicate and explore! Use the Hasbro Star Wars Smart R2-D2 app to send Smart R2-D2 on exciting missions, and even program him to follow routes - just don't steer him into an asteroid field! Smart R2-D2 plays and dances to music and makes authentic droid sounds, so it's never a dull moment when this droid rolls into the space station. Priced at $29.99!

Hot Toys - Holiday Special Boba Fett:  First introduced in an animation short in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special television film, Boba Fett made his debut as a fearsome bounty hunter in the Star Wars galaxy! Featuring Boba Fett's classic look from the Star Wars Holiday Special animation, the highly accurate 1/6th scale Boba Fett (Animation Version) figure is specially equipped with blue and yellow colored Mandolorian armor, weapons, and his iconic jetpack.

Rey F/X Lightsaber:  Capture the power of the Jedi with the Rey (Jedi Training) Force FX Lightsaber from Star Wars The Black Series, modeled after Rey's lightsaber from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A true-to-story replica of Rey (Jedi Training)'s iconic blue lightsaber from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this authentically-designed lightsaber is complemented by a real metal hilt and a clear display stand for ultimate collectability.

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st Dewback Patrol: Strong Museum of Play 2017 Photo Gallery

November 20, 2017, 08:37:18 PM by Darth Spice
The annual Star Wars day was held at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York this past weekend and our east coast S.C.A.L.P. veteran JediMCor was on the scene with his recruits.  This event continues to grow every year and the displays are becoming quite elaborate, but we'll let you click below to see for yourself in the photo gallery. United We Find.

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st Yet Another Last Jedi Trailer...

November 18, 2017, 08:53:05 AM by Darth Spice
Yes Troopers, there is another!  Only this time you get to see a tiny glimpse into Rey's training and a little bit more dialogue between her and Luke.  Click below for the short clip unless you are trying to remain spoiler free. Which I don't know how you would do in this day and age! United We Find.

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st This just in from Brian's Toys:

November 18, 2017, 08:46:40 AM by Darth Spice
This week we have new Force Link 2-packs from the Last Jedi in stock. We have Rose with BB-8 and BB-9E and Baze & Chirrut for $34.99.  Also we have the 1/6th scale Rey figure from Hot Toys available for pre-order.  There are also a ton of new AFA graded vintage figures added to our inventory and eBay page.  For more click below or the direct link to our newsletter.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Chicago Wolves Star Wars Night

November 17, 2017, 12:21:07 AM by Darth Spice
Calling all Jedi, Stormtroopers, Chewbaccas and Princess Leais! The Chicago Wolves are hosting Star Wars Night this December at Allstate Arena!  With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, this is the perfect opportunity for Star Wars enthusiasts to get together and share their passion for this cultural phenomenon. Are you Troopers hungry for more?  Click below for ticket information!

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st Welcome Figure Shield

November 16, 2017, 07:31:25 PM by Darth Spice
Looking for a solution to keeping your 40th Anniversary collection protected?  Acrylic cases are great but can be expensive and plastic gem boxes keep the dust away but offer little to no protection from damage or warping over time.  FigureShield has you covered!  The SW-40 is our custom designed, two piece clamshell made specifically to fit the Star Wars 40th Anniversary vintage line.  Made to fit all of the figures in the line, including the exclusive X-Wing Luke and R5-D4 cards, the FigureShield SW-40 keeps your collection safe from warping, dings, scratches and other potential harm by securely holding the figures in place.  Use them for storage, display them on shelves or hang them on the wall knowing that your figures are safe from accidents.

The SW-40 is designed for the 40th Anniversary line but also works well with other figure lines such as DC Multiverse, Marvel Legends and Power Rangers Legacy Collection.  And we are extending a special discount offer to Sandtroopers.com readers!  Save 15% on your entire purchase between now and Nov. 30, 2017 - just ender code SNDTRP15 at checkout.

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st Mark Hamill stuns Star Tours Group!

November 16, 2017, 08:39:55 AM by Darth Spice
Fans at Disneyland got an extra special treat a couple of days ago when none other than Mark Hamill showed up for a surprise visit.  Talk about a once in a lifetime experience. Click below for the video clip!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Wizard World No More?!?

November 16, 2017, 08:01:51 AM by Darth Spice
Although it's not really much of a surprise but it appears we may have seen the last of Wizard World. This is particularly troubling seeing as this was without question one of our favorite Dewback Patrol spots for our Sandtroopers.com Battle Station.  Over the years the show has been on the decline, however you might want to see how bad the losses were for them last year by clicking below! United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Battlefront II is Here!

November 14, 2017, 07:25:48 AM by Darth Spice
In what can be described as one of the most highly anticipated video games in Star Wars history, Battlefront II is now available for all at retail.  There are exclusives of course and the gameplay is simply breath-taking! Check out the short clip 'Rivalry' below.

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st Star Tours the Adventure Continues...

November 14, 2017, 07:11:40 AM by Darth Spice
The Star Tours attraction at Disney is going to be switching gears in the near future. When The Last Jedi planet of Crait comes to Disneyland's and Disney's Hollywood Studios' Star Tours on November 17, it will only feature characters and locations from the sequel trilogy, and that going forward, the sequel trilogy elements won't be mixed with anything from the first six Star Wars movies.  For more on the upcoming changes visit the Nerdist for the full story.

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st Star Wars themed bars to Open in 3 U.S. Cities

November 14, 2017, 07:01:28 AM by Darth Spice
In what could only be interpreted as positive news, there will be three new Star Wars themed bars opening in the United States this month. You can get a delightful burlesque show and quite a unique drink selection. Find out if they serve your kind by clicking below for the full story! Thanks to Robert Redden for the link. United We Find.

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st Force Link Emperor Palpatine found!

November 13, 2017, 09:09:55 AM by Darth Spice
We do miss the days of the leaks or at the very least heads up at Toy Fair or Comic-Con on upcoming action figures, however the latest is none other than Emperor Palpatine with Force Link!  Thanks again to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert and yes this figure has been found at retail. This figure is also available with a Target exclusive 3-pack with Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Emperor's Royal Guard.

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st Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2017, 12:09:42 PM by Darth Spice
We at Sandtroopers.com would like to wish all of you who were responsible in giving us the gift of freedom a Happy Veterans Day.  There is no way we could ever repay you for your service to this great country.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Hasbro Talks Takeover with Mattel (Again)

November 10, 2017, 05:52:16 PM by dj121
Reports from Wall Street Journal via CNBC that Hasbro has once again reached out to Mattel about a buy-out. Hasbro has an approximate worth of 11 Billion, while Mattel has a market value of 5 billion. Nothing confirmed, but if these two toy giants merge, it would create the largest toy company in the world. Barbie and Star Wars under the same roof, as well as many, many other brands. Stock for Mattel jumped 20% after the new broke.
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