January 2007

Posted by: Josh | 31 January 2007 | 22:47 EST
Legacy Hardcover Coming To Star Wars Shop
This Legacy isn't Broken!The Official Site tonight announced a new hardcover book coming from Dark Horse Comics with the cover done by none other than the fantasic artist Jan Duursema. It's from the Legacy Series and the title of the graphic novel is Broken. It's set a century after ROTJ and the New Jedi Order and the galaxy hasn't been in this much trouble since before the events of ANH. Do not miss your chance to own this book since it's limited to 1,500 copies world wide!! It's available right now at StarWarsShop.com!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2007 | 19:55 EST
Dewback Patrol: Pledging Allegiance
Up close and Personal!Hot off the interview with Timothy Zahn at Star Wars.com our own S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier was on Patrol with the Midwest Garrison at a Borders bookstore in Naperville, IL last night. While Mr. Zahn wasn’t on tour this time, there were plenty of Star Wars personalities to keep the room and display buzzing, yet moving along! For more check out the brief summary and photos from the event.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2007 | 19:45 EST
Happy Anniversary: What 30 Means to Me!
I FEEL 30!With the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of A New Hope being the centerpiece of our entertainment this year, Staff member Dave Castle suggested we come up with something to show what this historic occasion means to us as a collectors. I can trace my collecting back to the very beginning of Kenner line and while I did take some teen-age/young adult years off, I can honestly say I'm right there in the trenches with all of you! What prompted me to take the spearhead for this mission was a stroke of luck just before Christmas. For more check out the entire story and if you have a similar experience please feel free to share it with us!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2007 | 16:49 EST
Sandtrooper Darth Pharoah Reports:
Goes down Souf!“DarthPharaoh again.... so soon! But things have picked up here in Atlanta. Both the Wal-Mart wave and wave 9 are starting to show up pretty solidly around here. Surprising, considering the amount of GB virus still dripping from most Wal-Mart pegs. But hey, why argue a good thing! Target around here has also had a smattering of wave 9 as well. Nothing much at TRU or KB though. Keep up the good fight! United we find!”


Posted by: Starfox | 31 January 2007 | 15:18 EST
Lego Star Wars comes to Mobile:
Get your Lego on anywhere!LEGO to Go, that's the new buzz. For those that loved the LEGO Star Wars games for your home systems, you can now take it on the go. Sprint and THQ have released the new LEGO game that will follow Anakin Skywalker from Episode I through III and this will be exclusive to Sprint only. So practice your force powers, charge your batteries and click on through to learn more about LEGO to Go.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2007 | 0:14 EST
Sandtrooper NiubNiub Reports: CIV Donations
“I am excited that NiubNiub's Universe.com is to once again design and host the Celebration IV Diorama Workshop. This years theme is to create the Forest Moon of Endor. Each fan will create their own tree and Ewok Hutt. For more information you can visit my site's Celebration IV section... But as you know, a diorama really comes to life when you start populating it with the Hasbro figures. With an estimated construction of 200-300 trees on a table surface of 24 feet long X 16 feet wide, that will be A LOT of forest, and we're going to need hundreds of figures and vehicles to do it justice. One figure for every Diorama Builder to be exact.” Please click below or hit the forum for the

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Posted by: Josh | 30 January 2007 | 23:31 EST
New Tomart's Magazine: Special Sideshow Information
This is getting scary!Tomart's Action Figure Review Magazine hit the store shelves today with some major new for Star Wars Collectors. During Toy Fair Sideshow will be announcing a new addition to the Premium Format Line! The character coming our way is none other than the Sith Lord Darth Maul! Another bit of info released is Sideshow will be releasing a 1:6 scale Dejarik table. Does this mean a 1:6 Chewie & R2 coming our way soon? Stay tuned to Sandtroopers for more information as it comes.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2007 | 22:49 EST

Saga Wave 9: We have sets of 6 in stock as well as single figures available for most of wave 9 and also many of the popular wave 8 figures including a variety of troop builder type figures.

Premium Format: Sideshow produced only 1150 pieces of this 1/4 scale high end statue. It features Yoda being carried comfortably in Luke's backpack in the swamps of Dagobah.

T.A.C. Vehicles: The first wave of 30th Anniversary vehicles have just arrived, we have limited stock remaining of the White TIE fighter, Saesee Tiin's Starfighter, and the Hailfire Droid.

Salacious Crumb Creature Pack: An excellent set of figures just in from Sideshow, this set is priced at only $32.99 and will look great next to the upcoming Jabba figure from Sideshow.

Yoda VCD Doll: A very realistic looking VCD doll from Medicom, Yoda is priced at $57.99 and stands roughly 7" tall with a high level of detail.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: Darth Vader Episode IV F/X Lightsaber from Master Replicas and the Super-Deformed figure set from Tomy. Also don't forget to check out the new Attacktix Luke and Wampa set!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2007 | 22:48 EST
Sandtrooper Riprohring Reports:
“Hey Troops I figured I let everyone know that Kay-Bee Toys Has the Tin sets marked down to $19.99 and the VOTC figures marked down to $7.99 at the Southshore Mall in Bayshore, NY. Hope this helps anyone taking advantage of the extended deadline for the George Stormtrooper. As if that wasn't good enough they are also on sale for an additional 20% off! Good luck to the rest of you, United We Find.”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2007 | 10:09 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking pre-orders on Darth Vader New Hope F/X lightsaber; Gentle Giant Dengar mini-bust, Max Rebo band statue & Yoda on Kybuck maquette; Attakus Han as Stormtrooper & Princess Leia metal collection statues. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2007 | 22:00 EST
Update from Action-HQ:
This week at Action-HQ we are featuring a pre-order on the Unleashed Anakin, Obi-Wan and Shadow Stormtrooper as a set of three. Also shipping this week are: Transformers, Evangelion and much more. For the entire list please log-in to the forum for the latest arrivals and pre-orders.

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Posted by: Josh | 29 January 2007 | 21:29 EST
Will You Pledge Your Allegiance?
I plege my Allegiance!Timothy Zahn's new book titled Star Wars Allegiance tells of the events between Episode 4 and Episode 5. We find out how Luke is doing being a new Jedi, if Han really will help out, can Leia really run the rebellion while trying to figure out Han, and how Mara Jade plays a role in several events of this story. Not to mention we get a group of Stormtroopers who decide the only way to see justice done is do it themselves. Timothy sat down for an interview with Star Wars.Com to answer some questions about this very intersting new book. All of his answers as to what you can expect can be located at Star Wars.Com.

Posted by: dustrho | 29 January 2007 | 9:45 EST
ESB Rated Third Best Sequel in Britain
ESB Rated Third Best Sequel in BritainStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was recently named the third best movie sequel in Britain, just behind Shrek 2 and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. I'm a little shocked that it didn't do better than T2 which came in second place, mainly because Jedi is an official religion in England, and with all those followers you would think ESB would have rated higher than the third spot. Regardless, I think it's fair to say that most Star Wars fans feel ESB is the best of all the Star Wars films, as well as being the best movie sequel of all time. Read more about this here.

Posted by: dustrho | 29 January 2007 | 9:31 EST
How Would You Look in Obi-Wan's Cloak?
How Would You Look in Obi-Wan's Cloak?If you've ever wanted to see yourself in Obi-Wan Kenobi's cloak, the very same one that Sir Alec Guinness wore in Star Wars: A New Hope, now's your chance as it's going up for auction. The premier costuming shop in London, Angels Fancy Dress Costumes, will be auctioning off Obi-Wan's cloak and several other movie costumes on March 6th. It's expected that his cloak will sell for more than 60,000 pounds, so if you've been saving your money to spend it on something big this would be it. Read the full story here.

Posted by: dustrho | 27 January 2007 | 21:42 EST
That's No Moon... That's a Data Center!
That's No Moon... That's a Data Center!If you have ever worked as an IT professional, more than likely you've seen the inside of a data center, which is the central nervous system of a company. They're all pretty much the same, full of servers, network cables, air condition units and other miscellaneous items. Now, have you ever wondered what the inside of Lucasfilm's data center would look like? Now's your chance to see it as CNET had the pleasure of going behind the scenes in their data center in San Franscisco. Read the full story and check out all the photos here, and you can even go on a video tour!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2007 | 16:18 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items this week. Check out the new Pre-Order items this month. Check out some of our latest releases including the Republic Commando set and the 12-inch Salacious Crumb from Sideshow.

New Battlepacks:
Ambush on Ilum
Betrayal on Felucia
Battle of Geonosis
Jedi Training on Dagobah

New Titanium:
Endor AT-AT
General Grievous Starfighter
Anakin's Modified Starfighter
Stolen Imperial Speeder Bike with Paploo
Darth Vader Sith Fighter
New Saga Figures:
Battle Droid - 062
Super Battle Droid - 061
Clone Trooper Sergeant - 060
Fifth Fleet Security - 059
R5-J2 - 058
442nd Siege - 057
Holographic Cody - 056
Kit Fisto -055
Chewbacca w/ C-3PO - 54
Sith Training Darth Maul - 53

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2007 | 12:36 EST
Update from Official Site: Attakus Dagobah Diorama Photos
Your wallet, take only what you need!The official site has updated with pictures from an upcoming diorama from the swamps of Dagobah by Attakus America. It seems like I just finished picking my jaw off the ground over the Falcon and Death Star models! The massive diorama is really coming along quite nicely and if you make the jump to the official site you’ll see over 25 photos of this amazing beast that I’m more than sure won’t have a tiny price tag. For the complete lowdown see the full story here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2007 | 12:34 EST
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
“Hey Troops, just a heads up. I went to one of our Targets this morning and found the white TIE Fighter. I didn't get it but I told a fellow trooper about it and let him have both of them. They are 2 to a case and Saesee Tiin's fighter. They have been targeted so you might want to head out if you're looking for something new.”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2007 | 11:15 EST
Sandwatch Update: Betrayal on Felucia
Stick it in the Back!Our Sandwatch Menu is stronger than ever and we get another Target Exclusive for the update today. The Betrayla on Felucia set is probably not going to hang around due to the corrected version of Commander Bly as well as only having one door-stop in the form of Aayla Secura. For more check out the photos and summary prepared by Boba Binks! This set is a must have for those of you wishing to put one dead center in a Jedi's back!

Posted by: dustrho | 27 January 2007 | 9:48 EST
Collections Gallery: New Addition!
Collections Gallery: New Addition!Hey troopers, I'm happy to announce that another forum member's collection has been added to the Collections Gallery. The newest addition is thanks to Iggy Wan Kenobi, who has submitted thirteen photos of his most impressive collection. It's hard to say which items I like the best in his collection, but if I had to choose something I would say his vintage 12" figures stand out the most. Thanks for submitting your photos to us, and be sure to check out his gallery here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 January 2007 | 19:19 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroOur Hasbro Q & A Sessions resume but we've only a couple of questions this time around but we hope to see more at in a few weeks in NYC. Until then, take cover and then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums. United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 January 2007 | 16:05 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #395

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F/X Saber Fans this is your week! You can now Pre-Order the Darth Vader ROTJ F/X Saber. We also have the 12-inch Sideshow Salacious Crumb available for $39.99. The Saga 2 Lucas Collector's Set has been reduced by $20.00. Looking for a great room decoration? How about a Life-Size Yoda by Blockbuster? Our Vintage Star Wars line has a few great additions including a Luke Skywalker AM Radio Headset MIB, a Star Wars Van Set, and a 3-Position Laser Rifle. Our 18-inch AFA U85 Vintage Alien has been reduced by $900.00!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2007 | 23:42 EST
Dewback Patrol: Pop Culture Expo 2007
Goin' Global!Our Dewback Patrol has a very unique addition courtesy of forum member Osito Ewok who joined forces with the fan forum Paquines.com to help us cover the Pop Culture Expo 2007. The island of Puerto Rico has had a two-year absence of Star Wars personalities but thanks to Daniel Logan and Ray Park that is now a thing of the past. Check out the report from Osito Ewok a.k.a. Angeloco for a complete wrap up from this past weekend. United We Find!

Posted by: Josh | 25 January 2007 | 23:41 EST
Kotobukiya Making Ralph McQuarrie's Vader/Skywalker Duel
Best year EVER!Kotobukiya is going to do something very special during the 30th Anniversary. One of Ralph McQuarrie's most amazing drawings of a Concept Vader fighting Luke Skywalker will be made into a model kit measuring 16.5 inches long and 11 inches high. They have done a great job of capturing this 1975 drawing and bring you one of the coolest pieces you will ever see. Find out the challanges Kotobukiya had to go through to bring you a must have 30th Anniversary item. All the details can be found at Star Wars.Com.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2007 | 22:28 EST
Sandwatch Update: Ambush on Ilum Battlepack
Nothin' funny with this Bunny!Our Sandwatch Menu gets yet another update this evening with the Target Exclusive Ambush on Ilum Battlepack. We can pretty much chalk this one up as a victory since you are only receiving two rehash Droids you probably do not need. However the upside to this set is incredible. We all realize the "Snow Bunny" Padme Amidala was a cry from the collector but two, yes two of the Chameleon Droids and they even sport different paint jobs! For more check out the photos and summary provided by Boba Binks.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2007 | 22:14 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
What can White do for YOU?Come check out the cool Star Wars Master Replicas items on display at White Wizard Toys retail store. We've added the Master Replicas Darth Vader Ep III Studio Scale Helmet LE,Clone Trooper Helmet LE and have only a couple left of the Master Replicas AT-AT Imperial Walker Signature Edition. We've also restocked the Master Replicas Rebel Snowspeeder, Rebel Trooper Blaster and the Luke Skywalker ANH Lightsaber. Our 2,500 square foot store is located at 171 W. Golf Road in Schaumburg, IL (just 2 miles away from Woodfield Mall). Also on display are Lord of the Rings and many other sci-fi/horror/fantasy toys and collectibles. For those who live a bit farther away, you have one week left of FREE SHIPPING for orders over $100.

Posted by: Josh | 25 January 2007 | 22:04 EST
Sideshow Shows Off New Medicom Boba Fett!!
Sideshow Collectibles tonight is showing off a product they will be distrubting for Medicom Toys. It's none other than that feared bounty hunter Boba Fett! These images will knock your socks right off and make the wait for tomorrow's PPO even harder! Also for anyone who happens to be a LOTR fan Sideshow has also annouonced some new Polystone Dioramas Line. That's not all folks if you want to know more then all you have to do is check out this week's newsletter.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2007 | 21:54 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
Receive a FREE collector pin or an original Lucasfilm patch (randomly selected) with every order you place before January 31 (while supplies last). The pins were limited edition M&M pins and collector style pins from PinUSA in 2005. The Lucasfilm patch was an actual "working" patch that was applied in the 1980s to apparel worn by Lucasfilm employees, it is from the Lucasfilm archives.

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Posted by: Dave Castle | 25 January 2007 | 19:06 EST
ACME Slave Leia Character Key Debuts at NYCC
As most of you now know, Acme has expanded their license from the Clone Wars animated series to the whole Star Wars universe meaning all 6 films. They have lots of cool stuff on the way, but wanted the first announcement to be a character key from the original trilogy. The Slave Leia key will debut at New York Comic-Con in February, but I am happy to let everyone know that it will not be an exclusive. It should be available on the ACME site the same day it is available at Comic-Con. The size will remain at 6" x 8" (the same as previous keys) and the price will remain at $30. The edition size will be 1000 pieces.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 January 2007 | 22:34 EST
Sandtrooper TK118 Reports: A call for Help!
Help those in need!A fellow Trooper and member of the 501st needs our help. He and his family have recently had a tragedy and this is a call to support and show we can come together in a time of need... Scott Rose TK-346 of the Georgia Garrison and his 2 children are now homeless due to a fire. It happened at about 8pm on Friday night Jan 19th. Details are still coming but here is what we know so far.... His house (he was lease purchasing) caught fire, they believe in the chimney flue, and it spread quickly. His place was completely destroyed. Even his car was destroyed it was in the garage. Thankfully he and his 2 children are safe and unhurt, but he has lost everything. Including his Black TX armor and Han Solo costume. Worst part is he did not have insurance to cover his belongings He and his kids now own nothing! We urge any of you to help. This is the time to stand together, Please help with ANYTHING you can, money, clothes, toys, household items, etc. His daughter is 11 and his son is 8. Thanks again for any of you who can and already have said they will lend a hand. If you would like to help please drop a line.


Posted by: Josh | 24 January 2007 | 22:08 EST
New Images of Waves 3 & 4, Vintage 30th Leaked:
Much to look forward to!New images of the new 30th Anniversary waves 3 and 4 plus a whole new assortment of vintage figures have hit the net thanks to our friends at 4-Inches and Blister.jp. A Concept Chewbaca, IG-88, Princess Leia (Endor, Han Solo (Hoth), and a Boba Fett (Holiday Cartoon Special) are just some of the figures that will be flying off the shelves. If you want to see all the fantastic images just check out 4-Inches and Blister.jp for many new images. We have so much to look forward to once the things start moving again on the retail front.

Posted by: Josh | 24 January 2007 | 21:31 EST
You Can Name The Next Sith Lord:
Name that Sith!Del Rey Books announced last fall that in one of their upcoming tales about Jacen Solo fans would be able to pick his new Sith name. Now, that the phase of sending them in is over it's time to vote and seal Jacen Solo's fate as a Sith Lord. All you have to do is go to Star Wars.Com and vote! In order to seal his fate you just have to go to one place Star Wars.Com.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 January 2007 | 10:23 EST
Sandtrooper Darth Pharoah Reports:
Goes down Souf!“DarthPharaoh here, been a while since I checked in but that’s due to the fact that there has been nothing to report until the last few days. Targets here have been getting the Ilum and Felucia BP’s. At this point though most seem to be still in the back and you have to hope you ask the right employee (nicely) if you can have one or two. The Geonosis and Dagobah BP’s have been found on Target shelves however. No Tantive sightings though. Wave 8 has been around but you have to look hard. TRU seems to be the best on this wave locally but Target has had them as well. Wally World here is pretty much a black hole right now. Most are dripping with the GB virus still. In fact just last week I saw a skid with 11 more cases of it.... yes, 11...no typo. But oh well, keep up the good fight. United we find!”


Posted by: Dave Castle | 23 January 2007 | 22:52 EST
Execute Order 66 Exclusively at Target
The Official Site updates this evening with a look at 3 new exclusive Target "Order 66" 2-packs that we can expect to see soon.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2007 | 22:01 EST
Sandtrooper ACPin Reports:
Rebel Briefing!Rebel Briefing: The Rebel Alliance scored a major victory over the Empire by using stolen technical plans to formulate an attack strategy capable of destroying the Empire's most fearsome weapon: the Death Star. Mon Mothma as the Supreme Commander of the Alliance to Restore the Republic introduces the various Rebel forces involved in the plan. Admiral Ackbar developed the attack strategy for the Battle of Endor, and General Madine was tasked with finding a way to destroy the shield generator protecting the second Death Star. For those of you who haven't been in awhile or have just heard of ACPin and his amazing Lego products, see more work from ACPin here.

Posted by: Dan | 23 January 2007 | 18:19 EST
Local Target Update:
Good Evening fellow Star Wars -aholics, and north woods of Wisconsin dwellers. I stopped by my local Target in Schofield tonight and discovered they finally stocked the pegs with all the wave 8 figures. So if you missed these at Wal-Mart in the last month now's your chance to score. They also had an end-cap fully stocked with the Betrayal on Felucia, and the Battle of Ilum Battle packs. Now before you get into a car wreck trying to snag these ULTRA COOL Battle packs up I just want you all to know they had PLENTY to go around. That's what is happening in the North woods, good luck in your neck of the woods!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2007 | 8:47 EST
Update from the Official Site: A Titan to assist the Empire
Once again another corporate monster takes over the Insider!For those of you who are Hyperspace members, there will be new directions for you in 2007. Titan Magazines will take over publication for the Star Wars Insider as they are the world's leading publisher of officially licensed film and television magazines. What does this mean for you the regular ground Troop? Read on to find out how this affects your membership, Celebration IV and much more!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2007 | 23:02 EST
Tournament of Roses: The Maker doing the Thanking!
Now let's find that Bob Barker guy!In the aftermath of the Tournament of Roses Parade the 501st Legion can only look back at what could be their best performance to date. It truly was a weekend to be remembered for the 200 members who were selected to participate. It was one of the most amazing, yet grueling tasks accomplished by the costume group and it was really cool to see George Lucas himself take the time to thank not only the participants but the thousands who serve the Legion year-round. Check out the letter S.C.A.L.P. Intel has obtained!

Posted by: Josh | 21 January 2007 | 13:36 EST
Wal-Mart Two Packs Found
Wal-Mart Two Packs Found!!Sandtrooper Reconsgt has some advance intel for all you troopers. On routine patrol in the wintry conditions in Green Bay WI, I only had time for one stop and it paid off. Value packs have hit the local Wal-Mart. Priced at $9.96 per pack now isn't a bad time to get some extra figures at a good savings. These seem to be randomly packaged and I found figures from mixed waves included in the case I was allowed to open.

Posted by: Julian | 21 January 2007 | 11:36 EST
Unleashed Update: Wave 17
In what seemed to be a smooth strategy to find an excuse for the Unleashed line to fail, Wave 17 was released in October of 2006. Twice before the figures in this Wave had been offered using different card designs and receiving ample distribution.

Was this unintentionally done? Was it an awful market strategy to revamp rehashes? Pessimism aside, the unstable direction the line has taken speaks louder than words, feeling more and more like water testing to end something good. Its future is uncertain.

Read all about Walmart's exclusive Unleashed Wave 17 where an evil father and his good son are back for the third time as part of this line. Enjoy!

Posted by: Josh | 20 January 2007 | 13:43 EST
You Can Now Draw Star Wars:
It's not Binky!Ever wanted to draw the characters, creatures, and vehicles from that galaxy far far away, but you just didn't know how? Well, thanks do DK Publishing now you can! You Can Draw Star Wars is an amazing book with great tips on how to draw or sketch your favorites from this great saga. Even if you don't want to draw this book is for you as well with all with all the great images this is another awesome book to add to your collection! This book is on the shelves now and to find out how to get it just read this article at Star Wars.Com.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2007 | 11:07 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews:
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with a look at one of the Attack of the Clones figures from wave 9 with the inspection of the Padme Amidala - Geonosian Arena. We have seen this figure a couple of times in the past and still didn't get it right. Was the third time a charm? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2007 | 23:57 EST
Update from EntertainmentEarth.com:
IT's about time!Entertainment Earth has updated with new pre-orders for the Comic Book 2-packs from Wave 2 including the much anticiapted Quinlan Vos and Vilmarh Grahrk! The other two packs include Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi and ARC Trooper Alpha. For more check out the pre-order page that just went live in the last 24 hours! United We Find and thanks to Jan D. for the tip!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2007 | 23:57 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items this week. We currently have over 200 items reduced from 10% to 50% off. To find the items type the words Price was in the search box. Just one left of some items. Don't miss out on these great discounts.

New Saga Gift Set:
Republic Commando Delta Squad
Death Star Briefing Room

New Comic Figures:
Darth Vader & Rebel Officer #1
Governor Tarkin & Stormtrooper #2
Chewbacca & Han Solo #3
Get all 3 above in a set
New Saga Figures:
Battle Droid - 062
Super Battle Droid - 061
Clone Trooper Sergeant - 060
Fifth Fleet Security - 059
R5-J2 - 058
442nd Siege - 057
Holographic Cody - 056
Kit Fisto -055
Chewbacca w/ C-3PO - 54
Sith Training Darth Maul - 53

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2007 | 23:57 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #394

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30th Anniversary items have started to land. This week we have the Ambush on Ilum Battle Pack available for $49.99. We also received the long awaited Saga 2 Imperial Briefing Room and have them on the site for $39.99. Gentle Giant released the Clone Wars Republic Commando Scent Full Color Maquette. Wave 9 arrived this week and pre-orders were filled. We have individual figures available for purchase now. Sets for Wave 9 are still available to pre-order. We also have a handfull of some of the highest graded AFA Vintage Carded Figures in the world. One of them is the Darth Vader 12 Back AFA 95!

Posted by: Josh | 19 January 2007 | 18:37 EST
New Dark Horse Comics Coming Your Way!
New Dark Horse Comics Coming Your Way!!Today, Dark Horse Comics announced several new stories from that galaxy far far away coming your way this spring. New stories dealing with your favorite characters Cade Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett, and Wedge Antilles will keep you reading for days. Just check out this article on Star Wars.Com to find out when you have to make it to your local bookstore.

Posted by: Starfox | 19 January 2007 | 13:18 EST
Forgotten Realm: Casting call for Chicagoland Area!
The dream that will become a reality. We all want to do it and someone will. What am I rambling about? Someone making their own Star Wars movie. Many fan films have been made over the years and the "Maker" has no problems with that, as long as money is not made from it. So, one lucky fellow will be making his own film about the events between EP3 and EP4. He has the Emperor signed on and the project is moving ahead on schedule....there will be nothing to stop him this time.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2007 | 23:28 EST

Death Star Briefing Room: A new exclusive from Diamond Comics, this set features Lord Vader addressing all his underlings in the Death Star. The set includes 7 total figures and the box is set up with a huge table and chairs in the foreground. In stock now for $36.99.

Special Ops Trooper Helmet: We've located a few pieces of this exclusive limited edition Master Replicas Helmet - in stock now for $499.99. Limited to 750 pieces worldwide and not expected to last long.

MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream: A small shipment of MP-03 has just arrived, we are nearing the end of our supply - $109.99 each for this beauty.

Kurt Cobain: The Unplugged version of Kurt Cobain is now in stock for $13.99 and we also have a variety of other Cobain collectibles in stock. Own the legend today!

Justice Society of America: DC Direct's latest figure set is now in stock for $59.99. This one features Hourman, Mr. Terrific, Dr Mid-Nite, Golden Age Atom 2-pack and Hawkgirl.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: Luke Skywalker LE Blaster from Master Replicas, Jabba's Throne Room Band from Gentle Giant. Also don't forget to check out the new Jabba the Hutt statue as well!

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Posted by: Josh | 18 January 2007 | 23:21 EST
Sideshow Has Star Wars Announcements Galore!!
Sideshow Collectibles has a ton of announcements for you today. SS will be distruting Medicom's Boba Fett 1/6th Scale Figure. His PPO will be next Friday. Sideshow also has a reminder in the newsletter about Bubo's PPO tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. That's not all folks if you want to know more then all you have to do is check out this week's newsletter.

Posted by: Josh | 18 January 2007 | 12:13 EST
Gentle Giant Announces Edition Sizes For New Items
Gentle Giant today announced in their Blog the Edition Sizes for several new Star Wars, LOTR, and even POTC products. These items will be sure to sell out fast now if they're not already gone. So make sure you hit your favorite store and snag one before their gone forever. Check out Gentle Giant's Blog for all the info and then discuss it here in our Forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2007 | 22:53 EST
Sandtrooper Master Frank Reports:
“I'm reporting in with my second lead on the Saga wave 9 figures. Just last week a friend reported them at Fry's Electronics in Campbell CA., and now this week I saw the goods myself in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Wave 9 was found today at the long standing comic collector store Atlantis FantasyWorld! Wave 9 is here - go out and get em! Left to right is the store owner Joe and my collector pal Master Les on the right! Bring on the Wal-Mart 5!”


Posted by: Josh | 17 January 2007 | 21:40 EST
Hasbro Wants To See Your Lightsaber Skills:
Hasbro Wants To See Your Lightsaber Skills!!On February 2nd, Hasbro is inviting all Star Wars fans to show them how they use their new Force Action Lightsaber. Using the site YouTube fans will be able to post these videos to a special group and by doing so put themselves in the running for a very special prize. The prize you ask? Well, it’s nothing less than a trip to Celebration 4 this May in Los Angeles and to top it off a chrome plated Force Action Lightsaber. All the information you need is posted on Star Wars.Com.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2007 | 23:58 EST
Sandwatch Update: Salacious Creature Pack
Take a look at the joker!We get another update to our Sandwatch Menu as the flurry of new figures from Sideshow Collectibles continue to drop like bombs. The Salacious Creature pack is going to really add some flavor to the Jabba the Hutt 12-inch display that will be shipping in a matter of weeks. Until then we can only enjoy the likes of Bib Fortuna and this amazing set to hold us over until the big guy arrives! Thanks to Binks and Josh for the production of this guide. United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2007 | 23:58 EST
Update from Hasbro: Offer on Lucas Stormtrooper still Running!
A little more time!For those of you who are taking full advantage of the clearance aisles, don't forget about the extension on the George Lucas as Stormtrooper mail-away that has been extended until February 28th. For those of you looking to score one more or have yet to take advantage of this offer, now is the time. It seems that army of Han Solo in trenchcoats might do you some good! We can only be pleased they extended their offer for this exclusive. Don't forget to stop by our forums and discuss your plans to build an army of Lucas Troopers!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2007 | 22:03 EST
Auction for Charity at Rebelscum:
Down for the cause!Sources at Rebelscum are reporting Lucasfilm is auctioning off two of the Tournament of the Roses 501st Stormtroopers that were given to members as gifts who were selected to march in the parade. The proceeds from the auction will go to the AIDS Emergency Fund & Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Your ENTIRE bid (except for seller's fees) will go toward these vital charities as part of a company-wide fundraising effort at Lucasfilm Ltd. For more see the entire report at Rebelscum if you are the ultimate variant hunter!

Posted by: dustrho | 16 January 2007 | 21:11 EST
Pete Kleinow, Film Effects Artist, Dead at 72
Pete Kleinow, Film Effects Artist, Dead at 72Star Wars films have been well known for their incredible special effects, and one of the individuals who helped make Star Wars one of the best movies of all time has recently become one with the Force. Pete Kleinow was a special effects artist who worked on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and several other great movies like Gremlins, Dune and Terminator. If it weren't for people like him, we (Sandtroopers.com) might not be here, and we wouldn't be diehard Star Wars fans and collectors. Read more about him and his life here.

Posted by: Josh | 15 January 2007 | 21:52 EST
Sideshow Shows Off New 30th Anniversary Packaging
Sideshow Collectibles tonight in their production blog is showing off pictures of how the new 30th Anniversary Design will be reflected on their packaging. These changes will be seen on their Premium Format Line as well as their 12" Line. The first item fans will be getting with this is the Jabba The Hutt 1/6th scale figure. These pics show a sneak peak at some of upcoming figures. Wanna know more? Sideshow Collectibles Blog has what you're looking for.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2007 | 17:20 EST
Update from Master Replicas:
Away put your Weapon!Today Master Replicas has announced the sale dates of the Luke Skywalker Episode V Blaster. Now you can own Luke Skywalker's Blas Tech DL-44 blaster that was a real antique German 7.63mm semi-automatic pistol, unlike Han Solo’s, which had been made from a modern replica of the same firearm. There will only be 1500 units available world wide for the price of $499.00. These will go on sale the following dates: Collectors Society Pre-Order: January 17, 2007 (9:00 am Pacific Time) General Public Pre-Order: January 18, 2007 (9:00 am Pacific Time) Expected to Begin Shipping: Spring 2007.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2007 | 17:10 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
Master Replicas has released three new items and they are now available for pre-order on StarWarsShop.com. An extremely limited number of Master Replicas' latest helmet replica, the 212th Attack Battalion Trooper or "Utapau Trooper", is now available to StarWarsShop.com shoppers. With an edition size of just 1,000 units worldwide, these are expected to go quickly.

Since Master Replicas released the very first Force FX Lightsaber in 2002, fans have been clamoring for a Yoda Force F/X. It is finally available for pre-order! Fans of Star Wars weaponry can now pick up the limited edition Han Solo Scaled Replica Blaster that was previously only available as a 2006 Convention Exclusive! Sporting a cool black chrome finish, this scaled replica of Han Solo's deadly sidearm is sure to enhance your Star Wars replica collection.

StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2007 | 16:34 EST
Star Tours 20th Birthday Party:
Happy 20th Birthday!It was twenty years ago Star Tours kicked off in Anaheim, CA and to commemorate they are kicking things off with a new look and over-loading fans on Star Tours content on their website. In addition to their interplanetary premiere party, stars like Anthony Daniels and Jeremy Bulloch have also dropped their 20th Anniversary greeting as well. For more visit the newly revamped website. Also in Disney/Star Wars news, the official site has updated with 4 new Maquettes that will be available for Star Wars Weekends this year.

Posted by: Julian | 13 January 2007 | 16:24 EST
Imperial Shuttle: Return of a Giant!
Appearing for the third time in toy history, Hasbro re-released the massive Imperial Shuttle as an exclusive to Target stores during the second half of November, 2006

The Shuttle had a lot going for it as far as authentic design, impressive size, outstanding window box/graphics and the inclusion of two figures. However, while the vehicle sold well there were unpleasant surprises to be found, issues which were never corrected dating as far back as its first release...

Read all about it and see the detailed pictures. It is just a click away. Enjoy!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2007 | 21:37 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #393

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Once again our newsletter is full of new items and great discounts. For Pre-Order this week we have the long awaited Master Replicas Yoda FX Saber and the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper Helmet. The Sideshow 12" Exclusives like Bib Fortuna, Kit Fisto, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and many others are in stock. We recently discounted some of the new Saga 2 Action Figure Tin Boxed Sets. There are huge discounts in our Family Guy, Games and Puzzles, and Tron sections. Our vintage section this week has a few very nice rare items available. Transformers has a great listing of Generation 1 Loose as well as some Hard Hero Busts and Statues. You can find these and thousands of other great items at the site!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2007 | 21:36 EST
Sandwatch Update: 12-inch Bib Fortuna Exclusive
I will take you to the bank now!Our Sandwatch receives another update courtesy of the team at Sideshow Collectibles. The Bib Fortuna 12-inch Exclusive edition has recently shipped out. Our team of Boba Binks and Josh "Long-Range" Long has put together detailed photos and review from one of the sold out 2500 piece figures. Sideshow Collectibles made Bib Fortuna the second figure in their Scum and Villainy Line though he is actually the ninth to ship. For those of you keeping count!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2007 | 21:24 EST

20% Off Sale Save 20% on thousands of in stock products. Everything is included except new and preorder / backorder items. This sale will end Friday January 12th at 2:00 PM Central Time.

Vintage Star Wars: The vintage department has 15 different AFA Graded vintage Star Wars figures that will be auctioned off on ebay. There is a good number of AFA-80 and AFA-85 graded figures, some of them quite hard to find in such nice condition.

Marvel Legends: The wait is over! Get your set of 6 for $64.99 and build the bonus Annihilus figure.

Transformers Classics: The next round of deluxe figures is in transit - Cliffjumper & Ramjet along with more Grimlock and Mirage.

Stargate Series 2: The next wave of figures is on the way – limited preorders are still available for the set of figures.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: Yoda F/X Saber and the amazing 212th Battalion Helmet from Master Replicas. Also don't forget to pick up the new Public Enemy figures from Mezco!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2007 | 17:05 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroHasbro Q & A Sessions resume this week and we're all very happy they make this continued effort for the fans. We have three questions, they have the answers! Take cover and then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums. United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2007 | 22:31 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews:
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated yet another builder from wave 9 with the inspection of the Combat Engineer Clone Trooper. Even though Hasbro has been quite negative in regards to larger vehicles, they continue to give us Troopers to use with them. Do you think they should make playsets and larger vehicles too? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2007 | 22:24 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
Happy New Year!New Star Wars arrivals include the Gentle Giant Royal Guard Statue, the Master Replicas Studio Scale Millennium Falcon and the 12" Darth Maul figure from Sideshow Collectibles. We are an authorized retailer of Sideshow Collectibles, Master Replicas, Hasbro, and many many others...so you can have 100% confidence in shopping with us! Also new this month are Star Wars miniature games and LEGOS! And remember, for the month of January, orders over $100 are eligible for FREE UPS Ground Shipping!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2007 | 22:15 EST
Update from Andrew's Toyz:
We are now accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Yoda Force F/X Lightsaber by Master Replicas. This is the newest F/X Lightsaber and features improved special effects and sound quality. Includes display stand as well. This item is expected to be very popular, so pre-order soon. By ordering now you also will receive a lower price. Master Replicas has done it again with the new 212th Attack Battalion Trooper Helmet! Featuring the same high quality of the previous Clone Trooper helmets, this one makes no exceptions as being a centerpiece in your collection. Includes numbered plaque with stand and certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2007 | 22:09 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
You better have a 12-inch wallet!Sideshow Collectibles has officially announced the latest addition to the 12-inch line in the form of the Buboicullaar Sideshow Exclusive Creature Pack. We will finally get a 12-inch Jabba the Hutt and it’s good to see they are taking the extra mile to make sure we’re getting the total package when it comes to the heftiest gangster in the galaxy. For more check out the preview at Sideshow Collectibles.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2007 | 23:15 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking preorders on Master Replicas Yoda F/X lightsaber & 212th Attack Battalion Trooper helmet. Darth Maul & Bib Fortuna Sideshow 12-inch figures in stock. Star Jars Wicket, Leia, C-3PO, Jabba & Obi-Wan cookie jars in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Reconsgt | 10 January 2007 | 23:12 EST
Area Report: Local Slashings
While on routine patrol today in Green Bay, WI I found the Master Replicas F/X sabers hit low price. I was able to find about 10 F/X Darth Vader sabers at a local Shopko for $36.00 a piece today. For folks living in the Shopko service areas this is the perfect time to get out and score one of these cool sabers.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2007 | 0:50 EST
Update from R2dtoys:
Simply spend £100 or more of in stock items (not to include shipping) and we will send you £50 worth of Star Wars action figures and/or toys absolutely FREE!

Over 2000 different items in stock NOW including:
AT-AT Walker £99
Dagobah X-Wing £39
Saga wave 10 exclusives
Saga wave 9 w/ Appo
Imperial Briefing Room £30
Republic Commando Delta Squad £30
Ambush at Ilum Battle Pack samples
Felucia Battle Pack samples

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2007 | 23:15 EST
Force of the Bay: Kick Off time!
With the 30th anniversary officially in full effect, it was time to patrol the bay and see what the world of Ebay had to offer. For the record, I do a lot more looking than I do buying. That doesn’t mean I would not spend good money on the flick of a switch. It doesn’t matter if it’s looking through some other collector’s garbage or trying to break the bank. You might not find the Holy Grail but that won’t mean you won’t find something to quench your thirst. It was a time when they broke the mold as far as toy making was concerned; Star Wars brought the industry to a whole new level. Just stick to the original game plan of checking out feedback and no matter whom you deal with just try to make sure they’ve stayed in the lines. The best thing you can find are lots of old classics that take you back to that special place in time that started it all. If you misfire or they get out of range, do not worry, there will be another. Thirty years ago feels like yesterday, even though those of us who were children are now acquiring a vintage finish of our own! It’s a great thing we are in a hobby that could never rot, grow old or produce any type of foul stench. Remember Sandtroopers.com neither endorses nor authenticates any of the items featured here. Good luck to you Troopers in you searches, Kick A$% and take names!

Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 8 January 2007 | 20:48 EST
Star Wars: Legacy #7
Star Wars Legacy #7Star Wars: Legacy #7 hits the stands this Wednesday blazing! Cade Skywalker finally takes up a lightsaber, but is he Jedi or Sith? This series keeps getting better and better, with a great story, artwork, and more new characters than you can fire a blaster at! Does Cade and his old Padawan friend defeat the Sith who are hunting them? Can they do it alone, or will they need the combined might of the Imperial Knights to aid them? Find out in this amazing issue from Dark Horse Comics and the incredible team of Duursema and Ostrander!

Posted by: Starfox | 8 January 2007 | 19:08 EST
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope...
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi...Now you too can have your own R2 unit with projector. You will not get Leia, but you can get a projection equal to an 80-inch picture. This is a .50 scale replica of out favorite R2 unit that comes with nearly as many gizmo's, bells and whistles as his life size counterpart, plus he includes 11 different sounds fro the movies and Millennium Falcon shaped remote control...check it out here for all the features! It may be half the size but I've yet to see any Droid builder R2 with a projector, maybe it's in the works for Celebration IV: Pimp my Droid! Until then this will be a tough act to follow.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2007 | 15:27 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
This week at K & C Collectibles we currently have 240 items reduced from 10% to 50% off. To find the items type the words Price was in the search box. Just one left of some items. Don't miss out on these great discounts.

New Comic Figures:
Darth Vader & Rebel Officer #1
Governor Tarkin & Stormtrooper #2
Chewbacca & Han Solo #3
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New Tin Collection:
Cantina Band - Set of 5
A New Hope
Empire Strikes Back
Episode I, II and III
New Titanium:
Darth Vader Sith Fighter (black)
Rebel Blockade Runner
Darth Maul Sith Speeder
Amidala's Star Skiff
Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter
Wedge's X-Wing - new
Slave I - battle damage
Star Destroyer - new paint
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2007 | 23:48 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #392

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What a week! Lots of great new items in stock. A few Gentle Giant items came in including the Mini Bust Chewbacca, Mini Bust General Grievous, and Royal Guard Statue. The new 12" Darth Maul and Bib Fortuna from Sideshow are here. Master Replicas Millennium Falcon SE and LE are in ready to ship as well. For you G.I. Joe collectors the Viper Pit 6-Pack is back in stock along with other 6-packs. Hasbro Marvel Toys have been released and we have them for you. Some of these new releases are the Titanium Series Green Goblin, Spider Man Origins Signature Daredevil, Marvel Legends Carded Banshee, Hercules, Planet Hulk and many more. You can purchase these and thousands of other items at the site!

Posted by: dustrho | 5 January 2007 | 20:26 EST
Collections Gallery: wookiescmookie's Added
Collections Gallery: wookiescmookie's AddedFellow sandtrooper wookiescmookie has just submitted nine photos of his Star Wars collection, and from the looks of it appears he's been collecting for quite a while now. One of the items that stands out the most is the POTF2 12" Sandtrooper on Dewback set, which is nicely displayed loose in the center of his collection. Also worth mentioning is that Sandtroopers.com displays very well on that old Dell monitor. Thanks for the photos Barry, and be sure to check out his collection gallery here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2007 | 17:31 EST

Bib Fortuna 12-inch: Another highly detailed figure from Sideshow, Mr. Fortuna comes with a variety of accessories and is very movie accurate. If you missed out on the Exclusive Edition you will not want to miss this one!

Republic Commando Set: In stock now for just $29.99 - this limited edition set won't be produced again and they are going quickly. This set is great for troop building or as a standalone item.

G.I. Joe Viper Pit: The ultimate troop building set, these vipers will fit in well with your 80's Joes, and are great for creating huge dioramas or battle scenes. In stock now for $21.99 each.

Battlestar Galactica: The first wave of limited edition Cylon Minimates is now in stock. Only 500 cases were produced so these will likely be tough to find in the future. The Classic Cylons are priced at $53.99 per case of 12 and preorders are still available for the Modern Cylons.

Disney Cars: Another shipment of the small 1:55 scale cars cases of 18 has arrived. These cases are priced at $69.99 each and contain a random factory mix of both older and new figures. Also in stock are the Pullbax mini figures with pull-back motors, Race Track and much more.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: Saga Wave 9 set of 7, the amazing re-issue of Soundwave and don't forget to pick up the Asajj Ventress 12-inch figure from Sideshow!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2007 | 15:25 EST
Update from Master Replicas: Yoda F/X Saber
Since Master Replicas released the very first Force F/X Lightsaber in 2002, fans have been clamoring for a Yoda Force F/X. Unfortunately, due to the small size of Yoda’s hilt, Master Replicas’ team of product designers and engineers have been unable to fit all of the necessary light and sound technology in place to create a “realistic” Yoda F/X that would live up to the standards of its’ predecessors – that is, until now! For the entire news release check out the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2007 | 4:04 EST
Sandwatch Update: General Grievous & Darth Maul Mini-Busts
Make Book on It!Our Sandwatch menu has been updated with two new mini-busts from Gentle Giant. There is no question Darth Maul and General Grievous are solid choices as far as characters go, as both define pure evil. Sandtrooper Boba Binks has been quite a busy Trooper and we'd like to thank our sponsor Andrew's Toyz for providing these to us.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2007 | 21:54 EST
Sandwatch Update: Mos Eisley Cantina Book Ends
Make Book on It!Our Sandwatch menu has a rather unique addition this time around, perhaps something we could all use after acquiring so many Star Wars related books, games and DVD’s over the years. Look no further than the Mos Eisley Cantina book ends from Gentle Giant. Now you can organize all of your favorites and help poor Greedo from being fried by putting a little bit of space between them! For more check out the photos and summary from Sandtrooper Boba Binks!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2007 | 21:33 EST
Collections Update: Sandtroopette Taurs
Anarchy in the U.K.!Our collections page has an update from Sandtroopette Taurs in the United Kingdom. We’re glad to see the S.C.A.L.P. banner being raised overseas! It is always interesting to see how other people display their collection. With the New Year maybe it is time some of you Troopers dusted off your recon gear and snapped some new photos of your collections. Please send your photos to dustrho@sandtroopers.com if you do have an update for our collections page. It's good to see I'm not the only one adding new shelf space! United We Find!

Posted by: Starfox | 4 January 2007 | 14:27 EST
Indiana Jones IV is ready to Roll:
Old Smoothie, does he still GOT it?Indy fans rejoice! The script is set, the actors signed and now filming for Indy 4 will start filming next year and looks to be released in theaters in May 2008! I know when I was growing up we all wanted to be like Indiana Jones and skilled with the whip and now we get to see where this next installment will send Dr Jones. Hopefully this will be much better than the Temple of Doom was and let's hope Ford can still pull it off.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 January 2007 | 11:36 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
Happy New Year!White Wizard Toys is kicking off the 2007 by offering FREE shipping! For the entire month of January, orders $100 or more will be shipped via UPS Ground for no charge! This awesome New Year’s Special applies only to in-stock items, and is available for U.S. customers only. So…what can WHITE do for you? We now have, in stock, ready to ship, the new Sideshow Star Wars 12" Darth Maul. And, starting this month, White Wizard Toys is now an official, authorized retailer of LEGOS! Check out the latest selection of Star Wars and other Lego merchandise at White Wizard Toys.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 January 2007 | 23:46 EST
Year in Review 2006: The Bomb
So big it took two extra days to finish!The best thing about the topic of history is the never-ending process of adding to it, and making new events for future generations. The year 2006 was no exception. The year Star Wars was supposed to “die out” or maybe loose some of its “force”. During the past couple years; we’ve documented the year in review. The past year has been quite a sandstorm and we do hope you Troopers have enjoyed it as much as we have. I would once again like to thank all of our sponsors, staff, affiliates and especially all of you great Troopers who make this website the special place it will continue to be.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2007 | 11:55 EST
Happy New Year Sandtroopers!
Couldn't even finish partying!We start the New Year on Patrol as Dustrho spent the evening ringing it in with Star Wars artist Dave Dorman last night. With the success of 2006, we are preparing a two-part Year in Review due to the fact it was such a tremendous year for Sandtroopers.com. Until we unleash the first part, Dustrho has prepared the kick off for 2007 as we begin yet another journey.