st Dewback Patrol: Return of the Battle Station!

August 29, 2015, 06:58:53 PM by Darth Spice
We have finally dusted off the Jawas and have our Sandtroopers.com Battle Station back to being fully operational!  Click below to see the photos of what would prove to be a great room full of Star Wars toys and collectibles.  Thanks again to Dave Dorman and our entire crew for an outstanding day. If you are anywhere near Grayslake, IL you might want to check out the show tomorrow. It was very busy for the second show and first time in a new venue, very impressive.

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st This Just in from Brian's Toys:

August 29, 2015, 09:31:59 AM by Darth Spice
It's been a long couple years, but the Brian's Toys Free Toys Promotion is back!  This year features a fantastic selection of product from 3.75" combo sets all the way to Sideshow 12" Figure Sets and an Anakin F/X Lightsaber. The rules are simple. There are 25 products to choose from, scattered across 8 different price tiers.  Simply fill your shopping cart with enough in-stock products to meet the minimum tier requirement, add your eligible free item, then apply the corresponding coupon code on your cart. Certain rules and restrictions do apply. To get started on this fantastic promotion, visit the Free Toy promo page.

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st Harder to Stay on Target for Force Friday!

August 29, 2015, 08:17:54 AM by r3dfiv3
It is hard to believe there are nearly 3,000 Walmarts, but only 207 Targets participating in Force Friday. Before heading out to your local Target next Thursday to get in line for the 12:01 Force Friday event, be sure and check to see if yours is participating.  I actually spoke to a store manager at my local Target in person yesterday, which is in a densely populated area, before finding this link and was told to my dismay that they would not be participating. According to an article in the NY Post, nearly 3,000 Walmarts offering 24 hours service will be hosting the Force Friday event.

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st Target shows Giant Chewbacca for Force Friday giveaway!

August 28, 2015, 08:45:11 PM by dj121
Look at what was at the entrance of my local Target store tonight. There will be a raffle on Force Friday during the Midnight Opening at Target stores for this GIANT stuffed Chewbacca! Not all Target stores will be doing the midnight madness opening, so check with your local store, or click below to see if they are taking part in the Midnight opening event.

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st Season 2 Kicks off October 14th!

August 28, 2015, 12:50:22 PM by Darth Spice
Star Wars Rebels is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.  The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels - the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

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st 15th Anniversary Charity Raffle!

August 28, 2015, 09:55:19 AM by Darth Spice
We have an awesome anniversary party that is underway, make sure to donate to get in on the top prizes.  We will send 100% of your donation to UNICEF - Star Wars Force for change! Thanks again to our sponsors and all who have donated so far, United We Find.

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st Dewback Preview: We invade Count-I-Con this weekend!

August 27, 2015, 07:59:26 AM by Darth Spice
We wanted to remind you Troopers the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will be appearing at Count-I-Con in Grayslake, IL this weekend.  We will be joined by special guest Dave Dorman at our booth. He will have a huger selection of prints, sketch cards and originals available for purchase.  Parking is free and admission is very affordable so if you are in the Lake County, IL area make sure to add this to your patrol!

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st Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con Recap Gallery!

August 27, 2015, 07:55:00 AM by Darth Spice
After wrapping up my 15th Chicago Comic-Con in 16 years, as a Star Wars fan I must say the show was more than a little flat.  The ticket prices are outrageous these days, as one could find themselves down over $80 before walking through the door to buy anything.  This effects the vendors who are raising their prices to counter the increases on the booth prices.  Overall I have to say I was shocked to find not one Star Wars autograph guest and there was very little in the programming from a galaxy far, far away.  We can only hope next year will bring an awakening to Chicago Comic-Con, until then enjoy our final recap gallery from Lance Neilson at 2nd Shift Photography!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: The Force Awakens Around the World

August 26, 2015, 08:27:06 AM by Darth Spice
Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world's first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year's Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network. For the entire press release visit our forums.
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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Force Friday Preview

August 26, 2015, 07:40:40 AM by Darth Spice
The next generation of Star Wars toys, collectibles and apparel is in range! Click below for a short clip with Steve Sansweet.

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st Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con Day 4 Gallery

August 26, 2015, 07:40:01 AM by Darth Spice
While Sunday was a bit slower than the previous three days at Chicago Comic-Con, click below for a gallery of collectibles, costumes and the fun that would be had the final day of the show.  Stay tuned for our final recap gallery shot by Lance Neilson of 2nd Shift Photography! United We Find.

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st Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con 2015 Video

August 24, 2015, 04:36:43 PM by Darth Spice
You've seen some photos, now let's journey straight to the show floor and visit some of the Star Wars highlights.  Even if you were a little disappointed in the lack of Star Wars autograph guests, there was still plenty of collectibles and other things to see! Click below for the short tour and special thanks to Lance Neilson at 2nd Shift Photography for the intoxicating shoot!


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st Update from NJ Toys & Collectibles: $1 Shipping Sale

August 24, 2015, 12:51:23 PM by Darth Spice
What can $1 get you these days? All in stock Star Wars Gentle Giant are available with only $1 shipping! Get all your favorite 12-inch figures without the high cost of shipping. This available for a limited time and while supplies last, click below to place your order!

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st Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con at its Peak!

August 23, 2015, 04:39:25 PM by Darth Spice
The day to be at most conventions is Saturday, however Chicago Comic-Con no question was at its peak on Saturday afternoon.  A wicked combination of Burt Reynolds, The Undertaker, Sting and Nathan Fillion was enough to bring every area of floor space down to a crawl.  Click below to see the all of the sights and sea of humanity and Geekdom! United We Find.

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st Update from Bigbadtoystore.com:

August 23, 2015, 04:29:11 PM by Darth Spice

Kotobukiya: The Kotobukiya Japanese import Star Wars ArtFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ArtFX release in a great smaller scale that's perfect for collecting! The new collection has exploded with such greats as Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtroopers, and Republic Clone Troopers (the latter two in easy to collect 2 Packs)! And now you can also get the most famous droid duo of all time, C-3PO & R2-D2!

Levitron Display Systems: The Levitron Revolution features EZ Float technology to make levitating your favorite collectibles a snap! The magnetic hover disc can float objects up to 13 ounces in mid-air, while white accent LEDs spotlight your models, jewelry, memorabilia, and other display pieces!  The Antigravity Platform includes a 3 inch Earth Globe and features blue LEDs to showcase floating objects and create a beautiful visual effect.

Zak Designs: The Dark Lord of the Sith and the feared Imperial Stormtrooper are happy to keep your money safe and your drink warm (or cool) with these expertly molded ceramic likenesses. Each set comes with a molded bank and matching molded mug in either Darth Vader or Stormtrooper.

Star Wars Cookie Jars: Calling all foodies from the frozen tundra of Hoth to the forest swamps of Dagobah, you now have elegant kitchen storage from a much more civilized age - the Star Wars figural cookie jars with sound! Made of plastic, these cookie jars will make sounds from the movies when closed or opened.  One is the molded helmet of Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader; and the other is the droid you've been looking for, R2-D2!  These fun and functional cookie jars are a must have for any Star Wars fan or collector at $34.99 each!

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