Dewback Patrol: Sandtroopers.com™ Infiltrates - Wizard World
Philadelphia 2004 ( Fri-Sun 5/21-23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Photos and S.C.A.L.P.
Coverage by: P.F.C. Shade
|Hey Y’all! The
elusive Shade reporting for Sandtroopers.com.
You want some Sandtrooper exclusives? Here you go, fresh
from the Wizard World East Comic Con 2004! First off, if
you’re looking for Star Wars figures, they were all
course you’d have to buy them from the %$@#!&! scalpers. So do like I did and stick a piece of gum under
their tables and walk away smiling. Bring a backpack of
goodies to snack and drink unless you’re rich because if you
want to get your drinking and munching on it will cost you. If
you're going with the old lady, wear some sunglasses because
there was no shortage of ladies to check out. Seems Star Wars,
Comics & toys aren’t just for geeks anymore. You do have
to wait your turn to look at the selection of toys for the
booths that tend to be small, but not a big deal.
|The Master Replicas booth is there with a full hands-on
display of their Lightsabers, Thermal Detonators, Jango
Pistols, and the like. You can order their Wizard World
exclusive mini Obi-Wan full metal Lightsaber replica. At $35 a
pop, a real bargain in my opinion. Doesn’t take much room to
display and looks great. Too bad Master Replicas didn’t have
any of the mini sabers on hand to sell. Shame on you
Master Replicas. If comics are your thing, then you're in luck as
well because IT'S A COMIC CON YOU GENIUS! With a little leg
work and nagging you can get any Star Wars comic that exists
in the world for the best price you're going to find this side
of ebay. Will Conrad is also on hand, the artist on Star Wars
the comic. When asked what he thought about drawing for Star
Wars he simply said "If you could draw, wouldn’t
you?" Yes Will. Yes I would.
(Shaak Ti) in
all her beauty, but with only half the make-up on, was there.
And even with my Irish charm, all I could get out of her was
"I go down fighting." Man, that is cool in so
many ways. See you go down in 2005, Orli. I did happen to
catch her changing teams making nice nice with one of our
own Sandtroopers! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
|Ailsa Berk (Amanaman) was putting her Johnette
Hancock on POTF figures. Now here is one nice lady. She had
nothing but nice things to say about Star Wars and working on
the films. From the obvious temperature problems in the
costume to the bathroom jokes. Yay British humor - pip, pip! Very
nice lady, look her up if you ever see her at an event.
She is just the right size for someone in the costume puppet
work. Still freaks me out that Amanaman was just a girl!
LeParmentier (Admiral Motti), who looked like he just ran into Darth or a
bottle of Jack Daniels was working the blue carpet. I never
saw this guy sit down. It freaked me out. He was just like
Motti behind his desk peering out looking for his cue to put
in his two cents. "Whatever it takes to enhance your Star
Wars experience" he said to me when I asked to steal his
soul in a picture. Way to go Richard. No lack of faith there.
Nothing like Celebration 2 stories but it was a great time and
well worth the train trip. if you get a chance to hit one of
these Wizard Cons in the next few months go for it; they
are 100% Shade S.C.A.L.P. Trooper-approved.