January 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2008 | 23:12 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroThe team at Hasbro has returned the latest barrage of questions from the many Sandtroopers and the glowing eyes that are starting to multiply again. Was there some kind of mix up with distribution during the T.A.C. line in 2007 Are you planning any innovations with a new R2 mold in the near future? How about fixing the RotS Obi-Wan pilot? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also received a round for the Jawa.com which is slated for an imminent arrival! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Login and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2008 | 22:42 EST
Dewback Patrol: Rise of the Phenix
Down to LA to see about a friend of mine!Our Dewback Patrol brings coverage from the Caesar Parade at Mardi Gras that was held last weekend. The Bast Alpha Squad of the 501st Legion took to the streets and from what I could see had a very solid "bead" on the situation! For more check out the report and photos filed by forum member Phenix a.k.a. TD 5491. Discuss the aftermath with other Troopers in our forums. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2008 | 22:40 EST

Clearance Sale: Our warehouse is filling up so we've cut prices on 200 older & overstocked items - most of them with price cuts 50% or more. There are a variety of items including key brands like Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers as well as many more obscure item. We've created four separate menus with 50 items per menu. Be sure to browse through all of them, there are great deals to be had on each menu. Links can be found near the top of the home page.

T.A.C. Wave 8: We've just received the rest of our Wave 8 shipment and full sets of 6 are now in stock at $59.99 each. We also have several figures that have been added to our clearance menus. The first round of 2008 Titanium figures has just arrived. You can get a set of the 6 new figures here at $38.99.

Expanded Universe Wave 5: Three new 2-packs with comics have just arrived and are in stock at $39.99 for the set. The figures in this set are: Luke Skywalker (Lt. Jundland) & Lt. Shan, Mouse & Able in Stormtrooper Disguise, Republic Commando & Super Battle Droid.

Duel of the Fates: This cool 3-way statue features Darth Maul hovering in mid-air as he kicks at the Jedi. Pre-orders have been listed at $279.99 for the latest in the Sideshow Diorama line.

Sideshow Luke Skywalker: Sideshow continues its popular 1/6 scale Star Wars series with the version of Luke we'll always think of first. Up for pre-order now at $66.99.

3-D Cross Section X-Wing: Kotobukiya brings us an exciting new line of 1/35 Scale Statue Kits that not only give us a very cool completed statue, but there are many parts that can be removed to show the inner workings of the ship. MSRP on this item is $249.99, but we've cut that by $50 and listed preorders at $199.99. Take a look at this cool concept here.

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Posted by: Josh | 31 January 2008 | 21:51 EST
Sandwatch Guides: They Sure Are!
You can run, but you can't hide!Our Sandwatch Guides have heated up just a bit with the addition of the "Look Sir, Droids" diorama from Sideshow Collectibles. With immense detail and a very collector friendly in overall size, this will display very nice in any corner of your room. Check out yet another detailed inspection that the staff at Sandtroopers.com has put together!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2008 | 9:53 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow collectibles tonight put the recently announced Palpatine 1:1 bust up for sale and its due during the Second Quarter of this year. Do not miss your chances to add one of the coolest life sized busts to your collection. Sideshow also announced they've updated pictures of the Anakin Premium Format so make sure to check out some amazing images of this great piece. If you're a Lord Of The Rings Fan the newest Diorama has been announced, and if you're a Pirates Of The Caribbean Dave Jones 1:6th from Hot Toys. Make sure read this weeks Sideshow Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

Palpatine Life-Size bust



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2008 | 9:51 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Han Solo & Tauntaun
Looks better than it smells!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with a great compliment to the previous post with the Han Solo & Tauntaun statue from Gentle Giant. Even though these have been out for several months, we just felt the pair was very weather appropriate! It would seem Gentle Giant is tearing pages out of Hasbro's playbook with the release of a similar product. Check out the detailed inspection that we are certain looks much better than it smells!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2008 | 23:10 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Luke Skwalker & Tauntaun
A scene that drove me to near frostbite as a yout!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with a great look at the Luke Skywalker & Tauntaun statue from Gentle Giant. The details on their quality work is not limited to just the mini-busts, as you'll easily see with the fourteen frames Boba Binks has prepared for us. This might also serve of a great reminder of what could happen when one becomes sidetracked. If you are temped this piece is still available from many of our online sponsors! United We Find.



Posted by: Starfox | 28 January 2008 | 20:17 EST
TotM: January 2008... the Winner IS
Get your Troop on!After days of deliberation the committee consisting of staff and forum members have awarded the honor of Trooper of the Month January 2008 to Sandtrooper VadersFist We ask those of you who have conducted a trade, or anything else above and beyond the normal call of duty to log in and give that special Trooper the nod when the nominations pick up again. Thanks again to all the Troopers who were nominated and gave us much to debate and discuss. We're certain many of you will see the nod again just as much as we are happy to see all the new recruits! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2008 | 11:20 EST
Area Report: Wave I Spotted Commander!
Real Men wear Pink!“Hey Troopers, good news from central Texas today! At the Harker Heights Wal-Mart, I found the new 2008 TAC wave with Commander Gree. These were packed in long display boxes and contained some '08 figures along with plenty of HawkBat Clones & Ewoks to name a few. Both local Wal-Marts have had a heavy supply of the Wal-Mart wave comic 2 packs, but they are all but gone now. That's all from here, Starfox signing out.”

starfox@hot.rr.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2008 | 11:20 EST
Sandwatch Guides: AT-TE Accessory Set
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur Gentle Giant Busts guide has been updated for the third time today with a first ever for their mini-bust line. For those of us who have the Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper, Gentle Giant has produced the ultimate accessory pack! It's too bad other manufacturers can't follow this lead and deliver such an interesting add-on for existing products. Thanks again to Boba Binks for pulling several red-eye shifts the last few days!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2008 | 10:50 EST
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
On all orders we'll take care of 50% off YOUR shipping costs. Continental United States only please. Our 30th Anniversary Action Figures are marked down 20% while supplies last. Buy 10 Figures and we'll throw in a figure of our choice free! We have the latest Battle Packs, Comic Packs and Exclusive Figure Packs too. Maquettes, Busts and Statues are overstocked, including the new Darth Vader statue from Empire Strikes Back! Stay on Target and visit the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. today!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2008 | 10:50 EST
Sandwatch Guides: More Villiany
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur Gentle Giant Busts guide has been updated with yet another release for their mini-bust line. With an amazing head sculpt, heavy blaster rifle, you might think they were on the bridge of the Star Destroyer when creating this piece! They've pretty much got the Bounty Hunters covered with Dengar, it's a wonder if we'll only see 4-LOM in the future. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the update to the guide.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2008 | 10:49 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at White Wizard Toys we've featured the Boba Fett helmet in stock. We have both Signature and Limited Edition available. We have also added the R.A.H. 501st Clone Trooper from Medicom and the Han Solo animated maquette from Gentle Giant. Also this week: Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy and much more! Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online today.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2008 | 22:09 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Royal Treatment
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur Gentle Giant Busts guide has been reloaded with the latest release for their mini-bust line. The crimson uniform made these characters one of my all-time favorites from Return of the Jedi. It's a great compliment to the Senate Guard that has already been added. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the update to the guide.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2008 | 8:30 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #447

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Brian's Toys has received a huge shipment of 30th Anniversary figures and G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary. Available now are complete sets of Star Wars Wave 7.5 and Wave 8. Expanded Universe Wave 5 are also in stock. Make sure to get ahold of a Master Replica Boba Fett Helmet Signature Edition, an authentic replication of one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy, signed by Jeremy Bulloch! For more of our great selection of collectible items, check out our newsletter and visit our website today.


Posted by: Josh | 24 January 2008 | 21:55 EST
Sandwatch Guides: I can FEEL it!
Where will you see these photos? NOT from a JEDI!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the first ever set of 12-inch figures from Sideshow Collectibles. They couldn't have made a more solid choice with the selection of the Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious two pack. Make sure to check out the detailed photos and review of the treacherous Sith Lord. The team at Sideshow was kind enough to deliver this production sample to our S.C.A.L.P. photo lab for processing, but fear not this has arrived at their U.S. warehouse and should be shipping within the next few weeks! Thanks again to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the sandtastic layout.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2008 | 23:14 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow collectibles tonight put the newly announced Duel Of Fates Diorama on sale. Do not miss your chances to add one of the coolest battles from the Star Wars Saga to your collection. Also if you're into the Life Size Busts Sideshow previewed the new Palpatine 1:1 scale bust. Finally, don't forget to get your Pre-Order in for the Regular Luke from ANH while you wait for the Sidious/Palpatine 2 pack to come in! Make sure read this weeks Sideshow Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

501st Clone Trooper RAH



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2008 | 23:13 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Two for the Price of Fun!
Hey Troops, our inspection of wave 7 continues with two of the baddest teddy bears on the planet Endor. Hasbro has done some fairly decent Ewoks in the past, find out why Romba & Graak might be the greatest value yet of any Ewok figure. The bar was set high for quality and accessories on this set, we can only push for this to continue. Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Starfox | 23 January 2008 | 22:31 EST
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Burnin' Rubber!
From the depths of Dixie!Our Collection Galleries are updated with the addition of one of our southern S.C.A.L.P. Troopers, Gorkoracing. It's a good thing he's down south where there is plenty of space to facilitate his massive collection. From basic figures, errors and prototypes, it would seem this Trooper has one of everything! Do you have new photos of your collection? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.



Posted by: dustrho | 23 January 2008 | 22:03 EST
Dialing for AT-AT's:
THQ wireless is bringing another Star Wars action game to a cell phone near you and this one is based on fan favorite film, The Empire Strikes Back. The game play is based on scene specific parts from the ESB to include the all powerful Hoth Battle, Millenium Falcon is asteroid field, the swamps of Dagobah and the sensory scenes of Bespin and Cloud City. The game includes 3 settings from Padawan (easy) to Jedi (difficult) and since THQ Wireless enjoys the rights to actor likenesses, the characters will look like the real deal. To see all the details and the IGN ratings of this upcoming new release, please check out Wireless IGN.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2008 | 21:38 EST
Tusken Raider Spotted on Mars!
That's a Tusken Raider alright!So far, NASA hasn't really discovered much on that big red rock up in the sky known as Mars. Okay, maybe they've discovered a lot of useless red dirt and possibly some ice, but they haven't discovered any signs of life... until now! In some photos recently taken by NASA's Spirit rover, it looks like a Tusken Raider is hanging out on the rocks. The more I look at the photo, the more it makes me wonder if there is alien life on Mars. Check out the photos of this for yourself here, and make sure you share your thoughts about this in our forums.



Posted by: Starfox | 22 January 2008 | 21:28 EST
Collections Update: The latest in S.C.A.L.P. Technology
That's no Moon!Our Collection Galleries are updated with an update from none other than our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier himself, Sandtrooper Dustrho. The only thing left to buy is an Astromech to dust everything! Check out the latest additions and magnificent miles he's added to his underground bunker. That's no moon, it's a Star Wars collection.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2008 | 13:33 EST
And the Oscar MAY go to:
Even though George still gets snubbed, his folks at ILM still get the nod when it comes to nominations and awards and this year is no different. Lucasfilms ILM Studios and Skywalker Sound all received nominations in the technical categotries with a total of 6 nominations. These include work on POTC:At Worlds End, Transformers and Ratatouille and to see exactly why they were nominated, please check out News.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2008 | 3:29 EST
It's Coming:
Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has discovered a certain camera slip in this video from CNN money.com. If you look very close, it appears to give us a glimpse at the new AT-TE that is headed our way this year. Thanks to Sandtrooper Noah for the link!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2008 | 19:07 EST
Update from the Official Site:
Goin' International!Ok Troopers lock, load and prepare to lasso those Dewbacks in Düsseldorf, Germany from March 21st through 23rd. Those of us who make it will see the debut of an all-new Shadow Troopers 2-pack! This repaint exclusive will feature the Order-66 style packaging and there is no word on if this will be made available to the U.S. but we did include that in our next batch of Questions to Hasbro. For more check out the official site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2008 | 7:59 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroThe Team from Hasbro has once again returned the questions asked from the Sandtroopers.com / the Jawa.com Community. We have some info on Battlefront II "extra", the nitty gritty on the plastic used and much, much more. Take cover and head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say. We also received a round for the Jawa.com which is slated for an imminent return! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Login and leave your question in the forums. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2008 | 7:47 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
Just a reminder the priority pre-order for the 12-inch Luke Skywalker will start today. The rush to snag the exclusive version will begin at 10 AM (Pacific Time). Plus, they'll be using their convenient website streamlining service for this pre-order, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the process before it begins! Please also be sure that all your account information is up to date before that time, and that you have complete access to your account prior to this event. So don't waste time hanging around with your friends, as this one will not last long!

Luke Skywalker Episode IV 12-inch figure



Posted by: Josh | 17 January 2008 | 22:39 EST
Sandwatch Guides:
Get your read on!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the latest set of Comic Book 2-packs that have been landing at stores throughout the country. The Commander Keller & Galactic Marine highlight the wave which also features the separation of the twins. It's a great thing fans get another crack at this set! Last but not least we have Boba Fett and the RA-7 Droid which we're seeing more and more of these days. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the update.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2008 | 21:36 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow collectibles has big announcments for us tonight regarding their Star Wars Diorama Line. The Duel Of Fates Dio talked about this past Tuesday in the Sideshow Podcast has officially been previewed for our viewing pleasure. Also Sideshow announced the Medicom 501st figure should be shipping any day now. Finally, don't forget tomorrow's PPO for the Luke Skywalker 1:6th figure from ANH! Make sure read this weeks Sideshow Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

501st Clone Trooper RAH



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2008 | 21:16 EST

Clearance Sale: Our Clearance sale continues to run, be sure to browse the selection for savings up to 80% on a wide variety of items. Many items have sold out and more will sell out soon, so be sure to take a quick spin through the sale menu and grab a few great deals.

Kotobukiya General Grievous: An awesome new piece from Koto, we have limited stock left at $154.99. This kit features Grievous wielding 4 sabers at once - and can be joined with the Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Slave Leia Statue: This cool statue can either be a stand-alone piece, or if you have the large Jabba statue, Leia can be added to that statue to complete the diorama. Some extra accessories for Jabba are also included! This item is priced $10 under MSRP at $64.99.

Classics Busts: Three more new editions to the Classics Mini Bust line. Jar Jar Binks, AT-AT Driver, and Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi have each been listed at $26.99.

Yoda ESB Statue: Another great sculpt from Gentle Giant, this one features Yoda standing with his cane. Preorders have been listed at $30 under MSRP at $119.99.

Star Wars Transformers: We've restocked the single figure listings of the AT-AT, Snowspeeder, and Turbo Tank. There is also a new case up for preorder that includes the two latest redecos. The huge Vader Death Star is also in stock.

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Posted by: Starfox | 17 January 2008 | 21:05 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Battlefront II Clone Pack
Drop it like it's hot!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the Battlefront II Clone Trooper Pack that was released at the same time as the Droid pack Previews Exclusive. Relive your greatest moments from Battlefront II, one of the greatest games in Star Wars history. This 7-figure set is all a Troop builder could ever want with greats such as the Galactic Marine and Jet Trooper! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2008 | 19:50 EST
Light VS. Dark:
Is the Darkside stronger? No, but it can make thing a whole lot brighter. New from NCSX are 2 lightsaber lamps to help geek up your room a little more. These come in Sith red and Jedi green and are about 16 inches tall and illuminated by LED lights and 2 AAA batteries. These cost is right at $23 for these mood enhancing lights, for more details check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2008 | 23:19 EST
Sandtrooper Bobafred Reports: STILL on the Hunt!
The S.C.A.L.P. SoCal Patrol!“Bobafred chiming in from Southern Cali in the San Fernando Valley. Happy belated New Year Troops Wishing everyone good health, and fortune for the New Year... Another year has passed us by with are pockets feeling the crunch with so much to add to our collections. I like many of you needed a little ME time after Episode's 1-3, but now feel the excitement of the new animation heading our way. I look forward to hearing all of us Sandtroopers sound off, and take advantage of the Trooper of Month promotion our great site is hosting. On a side note I’d like to add that Celebration four in Los Angeles had awesome Trooper turn out...it was great to let all other community's know how we roll.... good people+great time+great food =ed great memories. We would like to make this happen annually for ALL Sandtroopers to attend a meet and greet as well as hang out (rumorville has it Sandtrooper's is setting up home-base at Comic-con). So let's start by dating our calenders for Sand Diego Comic-con and sound OFF. So round-up all your arsenal for San Diego this summer, Northern & Southern California Troopers as well as Western region should make this a priority. Henceforth we shall become that disturbance in the Force.. Bobafred on the hunt!”

orozco91331@yahoo.com


Posted by: Josh | 16 January 2008 | 23:05 EST
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
This week at Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. the latest Gentle Giant products have just flown in. We have the Darth Vader ESB statue in all his glory, yet a very limited supply. We've also received the Han Solo and Chewbacca animated maquettes. Buy them as a pair and save, as these two were made for each other! We also have the Royal and Senate Guard mini-busts set up for that option, so take advantage of the savings. We have the latest 30th Anniversary Action Figures in stock and the Battlefront II sets priced to move. Set your course for Red-5-Collectibles today, YOUR new Force!

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Posted by: Josh | 16 January 2008 | 22:28 EST
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Nothin' Funny about Sonny!
Read All About It!Our Collection Galleries are updated with the collection of one of our newest forum members jksonny. Check out the one hundred and six photos of his extremely cool collection! Got photos of your collections? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll add them into a gallery for you! United We Find..



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2008 | 22:24 EST
Update from Gentle Giant: A Heat Wave
Read All About It!Gentle Giant tonight has several new Star Wars items coming our way this summer. The first is the second a Jabba The Hutt accessory pack that comes with a Slave Leia that can be added to the display. The other three items are all from the new classic bust line with those being Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi from ROTS, and the very cool looking AT-AT Driver. Make sure you check out all the details and chat with us in our Forums.



Posted by: Jimsjedi | 15 January 2008 | 21:55 EST
Customs Update: The work of the Force!
The work of the Force!Our Customs section is updated with work from Sandtrooper Darf Bobo. He has put together an army that is most impressive. You're going to love his work, in fact you might even say it's grrrreat! You'll see he has a unique blend of customs and isn't afraid to play dirty and put a good brush to use. Do you have photos of your latest custom figures or vehicles? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Josh | 15 January 2008 | 20:37 EST
Checklists Updated:

Just because it's a new year and stores are starting to re-vamp the toy sections doesn't mean things slow down. As we have one more wave to hit that will close the door on the very much popular 30th Anniversary Figures, get ready for a new door to open that will focus on the new video game "The Force Unleashed". Look for new Battle Packs, Evolution Sets, Vehicles, Figures, Lego's and Comic Packs. We have it all added in and will continue to update as more items are announced. I have been receiving tons of emails on the checklists and the value they are providing towards your collections. Thanks for all of the kind words; it takes the help of many to keep things fresh and up to date. A huge thanks goes out to Sandtrooper "Spamdragon" for his input for all of the Saga Legends variations that are now included in this update.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 January 2008 | 21:36 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Special Update
Read All About It!In tonight's Podcast from Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars fans got GREAT news! The next Dio in the Star Wars line will be none other than the Duel of Fates from The Phantom Menace. Fans will finally get a chance to own Darth Maul going at it with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn. So you better not delay if you plan on adding this awesome book to your collection! Make sure you check out SideshowCollectibles.Com to get the latest news. When you're done come talk about it with us in our Forums.



Posted by: Starfox | 14 January 2008 | 21:02 EST
Trooper of the Month: Nominations end Tomorrow Night!
Get your Troop on!The time is winding down for nominations for Trooper of the Month for January 2008. The cut off will be tomorrow at midnight. At that time we'll reveal the prize and begin selecting the voting committee. We ask those of you who have conducted a trade, or anything else above and beyond the normal call of duty to log in and give that special Trooper the nod. For more visit the forums to cast your nomination for Trooper of the Month!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2008 | 22:28 EST
Family Guy Star Wars Special:
Don't forget Troopers that the Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest, the season premier this year done as a Star Wars parody, will be on sale tomorrow at most retail outlets. Many stores will have the basic DVD for $12.99 or more or the Deluxe version for $24.99 which will include a special T-Shirt, trading cards, 3-D glasses and more. For more details about the DVD and the background story, please check out


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2008 | 19:36 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Flyin' right into Wave 7!
Hey Troops, our inspection of wave 7 kicks off with one of the most feared A-Wing pilots in Rogue Squadron. We have seen a couple of average no name versions in the past, find out why Tycho Celchu might be the best A-Wing pilot yet. We can only hope Hasbro will continue to crank out the heroes of Rogue Squadron and next time not be so cheap and include a blaster! Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2008 | 19:22 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
This Star Wars Tech documentary aired on The History Channel and is now available exclusively online at StarWarsShop.com. Indiana Jones will soon be back in theaters, and Hasbro is ramping up excitement by reigniting the Indy 3 3/4-inch action figure line! Finally, as featured in the new animated The Clone Wars TV series, Anakin's Jedi starfighter is ready to do battle with the Separatists. This new model has retractable landing gear, flick missiles, and an ejection button for R2-D2.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2008 | 19:21 EST
Sandtrooper Collections Update: The Force is Strong with this One!
Complete with Force Push!Our Collection Galleries are updated with the collection of one of our newest forum members Force Sensitive who has just recently joined our ranks. Check out the thirty photos of his ever-growing collection! Got photos of your collections? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2008 | 3:18 EST
Sandtrooper Pete from the TPU Reports:
Our friends at the Private Universe have sent us an intel report confirming much of the rumor that is coming in 2008. For more check out our friends across the pond for a look at the list of coming products and dates of items. Thanks again to Pete for the info, United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2008 | 23:24 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at White Wizard Toys we've received the new Boba Fett, Commander Gree, and General Grievous cookie jars from Master Replicas! You can further satisfy your hunger for the Dark Side with the Commander Gree scaled mini-helmet. We've also restocked the R2-D2 Interactive Droid! Also this week: Dr. Who, AVP, Flash Gordon and much more, visit White Wizard Toys today.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2008 | 23:14 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #445

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Brian's Toys has new Transformers and Star Wars items in stock. For Star Wars, we have battle packs, expanded universe, fx lightsabers, and statues. Also, take advantage of the recently reduced Boba Fett replica blaster, now only $399.99. For Transformers, we've received new Movie Deluxe, Voyager Class, and Screen Battle figures. Don't forget our new Pre-Orders which include Indiana Jones Gentle Giant, 2008 Star Wars figures, and Sideshow collectibles! Check out our website for more of our great selection of Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and more!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2008 | 23:14 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Mustafar Playset
Gotta touch the stove to learn they say!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with a blast from molten past with the Mustafar Playset that has since been made an extinct concept from Hasbro. With a return of larger vehicles in the upcoming year we can only hope they'll step it up a notch and perhaps revisit playsets in the future! Thanks again to Boba Binks for falling back and adding this to our guides. United We Find.



Posted by: dustrho | 11 January 2008 | 22:02 EST

We have listed 80+ older & overstocked menus with discounts ranging from 25% to 80% - the majority are 50% and 60% off. There are also links to some older sales menus with products still on sale, as well as 40+ individual items with discounts applied. A wide variety of properties are represented, big names as well as small - there are lots of great deals so please help us make some room in the warehouse.

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Wave 5, and Wave 9, Expanded Universe Wave 5, Titanium 2008 Wave 1, Mighty Muggs, Battle Packs and more are on the way - all current and new preorders will fill in about a week.

Wacky Wobblers: More new Funko products have just been listed including: Luke & X-Wing, C-3P0, Luke, Tusken Raider, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia. All the smaller versions are $9.99 each and $19.99 for the larger ones.

Kotobukiya Royal Guard: Now in stock at $144.99 is the 13-inch Royal Guard Statue. Koto has done a nice job with this statue - take a look here.

MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron: These should be arriving next week and preorders are available now for just $99.99. All the previous Masterpiece figures have greatly appreciated in value, so this is a great time to pick one up.

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Posted by: dustrho | 11 January 2008 | 21:49 EST
Collection Galleries: Toys, Toys and More Toys!
Yoda Frozen in TimeWe have received new photos of two troopers' Star Wars collections this evening. The first is the new gallery by Eighth Deadly Sin, who has sent us 50 photos of a collection that looks like it's taken over his entire house. It's hard to pinpoint what stands out the most in his collection, but the life-size Yoda sure is one cool collectible. The second gallery includes about twenty additional photos by Barve, who likes to collect not only Star Wars but Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO and Lord of the Rings toys. If you'd like to submit photos of your collection send an email to dustrho@sandtroopers.com.



Posted by: Josh | 10 January 2008 | 22:00 EST
Customs Gallery: Two Updates
Customs Gallery: Two UpdatesThe Customs Gallery has a refreshing update this evening with one addition and one update. The first is the new gallery by airbornecommando, with his custom Obi-Wan Kenobi wearing clone trooper armor. The second is a major update with 45 photos by RC 1976, which includes Republic Commandos, ARC Troopers, Mandalorian Warriors, and the most noteworthy of the bunch have to be his sandtroopers as they look like they've been through hell and back. You'll want to also check out his main customs page here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2008 | 17:37 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow collectibles has big announcments for us tonight regarding their Star Wars 1:6th line. Luke Skywalker makes another appearance in this line but this time as Farm Boy Luke! His PPO is next Friday Jan 18th. Also the Edition Size of the Anakin Premium Format has been announced at 1000 pieces world wide. The next Legendary Scale Bust from Lord Of the Rings has been announced and its one of the nine Ringwraiths! Also Sideshow announced you will want to catch next weeks podcast when they announce the next diorama in the Star Wars line. Make sure read this weeks Sideshow Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

501st Clone Trooper RAH



Posted by: Odiewan | 10 January 2008 | 15:41 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've added the Tomy helmet series 2 set of 6, Master Replicas Darth Maul battle damaged lightsaber & Count Dooku EP2 LE sabers, Medicom Jango Fett, Yoda & Luke EPIV F/X lightsabers, Boba Fett & X-Wing Fighter pilot scaled helmets, 17 30th Anniversary & saga legends figures, exclusive Max Rebo band sets, Galactic Heroes Cantina Band & cantina encounter sets in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Odiewan | 10 January 2008 | 13:25 EST
Order 66 ARC Trooper
Order 66 ARC TrooperAs an added update from our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources we have a photo of the upcoming Order 66 ARC Trooper. This figure comes is form the Order 66 2-packs, just like Target exclusive from spring of 2007. Not sure if the packing will in tube form. You can leave your thoughts in our forums on this preview. We credit our friends at PotF2.com for breaking this story weeks ago.



Posted by: Dave Castle | 10 January 2008 | 11:05 EST
More Force Unleashed figures being revealed
FU Shadow StormtrooperOur S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have have been sent this photo of the Force Unleashed Shadow Stormtrooper that will be hitting sometime in 2008. The markings on this Shadow Stormtrooper seems to be different than the Saga Legends Fan's Choice line. Once again we'd like to credit our friends at PotF2.com for their work weeks ago when this story broke. For more info sound off in our forums and join the discussion with other Troopers! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2008 | 20:38 EST
Darth Vader and Yoda featured in Soul Caliber 4
Gaming website 1up.com brings us news of two new playable characters available in the upcoming Soul Caliber 4: Darth Vader and Yoda! Click the above link to go to their site and watch the video clips. Unfortunately, it looks as if they will not be appearing in the game on the same platform - Yoda will be in the XBox360 version while Darth Vader will be on the PS3 version. But here's a quick preview:



Posted by: Josh | 8 January 2008 | 20:39 EST
Sandwatch Guides: We got the Kit!
We got the Kit!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated tonight with the second release of the Gentle Giant busts. The Classics line switched it up from classic trilogy to the prequels with Kit Fisto. The fan favorite Jedi was a very sound choice to keep the balance in the line, as well as the Force! Thanks to team Sandtrooper for their continued work on this project.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2008 | 18:53 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Not even Close to Dead!
Obi-Wan Kenobi You're My Only Hope!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated once again with the latest figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Obi-Wan Kenobi that old fossil has now joined the ranks of in hand pieces from Sideshow and has a small Edition Size of 1977 matching the year A New Hope hit theaters. Find out how it measured up as Boba Binks and myself have a killer presentation for you! If any of you Troopers are still on the hunt, Obi-Wan is available at some of our favorite sponsors! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2008 | 18:37 EST
Force Unleashed 2008: New "Secret" Photo Unloaded!
Rat a tat tat on dat!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have have been sent this photo of the Sith Lord apprentice that will be hitting sometime in 2008. This will be included with the Vader's secret apprentice evolutions set in the Force Unleashed line. This set will also include the "secret apprentice" and Jedi Knight as revealed by Big Bad Toy Store earlier this week. For more info sound off in our forums and join the discussion with other Troopers! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2008 | 23:47 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Battlefront II Droid Pack
Take aim and blow it away!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the Battlefront II Droid Pack that has been made to follow up the smash hit video game. This 7-figure set is composed of many repaints from the past but is it enough to warrant your hard earned cash? United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2008 | 23:47 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #444

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It's a new year and we are looking towards another great year for Star Wars toys and collectibles. We've received the Exclusive Obi-Wan's Starfighter with Hyperspacering! Also we have the Radioshack Exclusive of the Master Replicas F/X Lightsabers Construction Set, with many combinations to build your own lightsaber. 30th Anniversary McQuarrie Ben & Yoda's are also back in stock, so get one now before we run out again. The New Indiana Jones are now back up for pre-order! For more of our great selection of collectibles, visit our website today!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2008 | 23:00 EST
Dewback Patrol: Wrap Attack at M.S.I.!
Sure it took 5 days but we are back on Patrol baby!Our Dewback Patrol kicks off the New Year by wrapping up some unfinished business from 2007. This is the final weekend for Star Wars: Where Science meets Imagination at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was an honor to suit up with the Midwest Garrison and serve alongside Lord Vader in seeing the exhibit off to Minnesota. For more check out the summary and photos that I snapped while on location today. If you were thinking of catching the final day tomorrow, you can scratch that as it was reported the last tickets are SOLD OUT! We're loading the Dewbacks up for a magnificent year that lies ahead. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 January 2008 | 22:10 EST

Battlepacks 2008: We have early images of the new Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol and Battle on Mygeeto battle packs listed on the link below. Be sure to also check out the updated pics on 2008 Titanium and 2008 Vehicles - it looks like a good year for Star Wars.

Evolutions Wave II: We have just received images of the new figures from Hasbro, and everything looks great! Grab all 4 new Evolutions 3-packs for only $89.99 with our case listing, or they are $24.99+ singly. Both the figure/theme selection and packaging are even better than the original Evolutions figures that came out during Episode III.

Gentle Giant: This cool new statue features Vader on one knee before the Emperor. We have it listed $30 under MSRP at $169.99. We have a nice new pair of statues from Gentle Giant. These are each in stock at $69.99 and they can stand together to form a mini diorama.

2008 Basic: Waves 1 through 4 have just been listed. We have a variety of singles as well as cases available for order. Hasbro is bringing back many of the most popular figures for this year's Saga run - Take a look.

Death Star Transformer: This popular figure is back in stock at $54.99. If you've not seen it in person yet, its quite a large figure and features electronic voices.

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Posted by: Josh | 3 January 2008 | 21:59 EST
Dewback Patrol: 2007 the Year in Photos
The BEST of the BEST!If you're having Troop problems I feel bad for ya son, I got 99 photos of our greatest ones! While 2007 will go down as one of the best ever, we decided in addition to the Year in Review we would produce 2007: The Year in Photos that that highlights some of our greatest moments throughout last year. The Dewback Patrol will be loading up and getting ready for another spectacular year, we look forward to seeing you out there at future events! United We Find.



Posted by: Josh | 3 January 2008 | 21:16 EST
Gentle Giant AT-TE Accessory Pack For Sale
Read All About It!Gentle Giant tonight announced the AT-TE accessory pack which we've seen for months is finally up for sale. This piece is limited to 1500 pieces world wide and is only fifteen dollars. However, right now its ONLY being sold to Premier Guild Members, and then the following week staring 1/10/08 to all collectors. Make sure you check out all the details and chat with us in our Forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 January 2008 | 23:50 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow collectibles announced another great figure coming from their distribution partnership with Medicom Toys. If you're a Darth Vader fan you will no doubt be excited by this announcement. The very popular Darth Vader VCD figure from Medicom is going to be blown up to a much larger size. Vader will be coming in at an outstanding 16 inches tall and a price tag of $200. The Edition Sizes of a couple Star Wars 1:6th from Sideshow have been announced as well. That's not all if you're into Lord Of The Rings as well the a sneak peak of the next Diorama has been put up in the production blog. Make sure read this weeks Sideshow Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

Oversized Darth Vader VCD figure



Posted by: Starfox | 2 January 2008 | 22:51 EST
2008 Sneak Preview: They're Coming!
Some FU & F us too!!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has received several photos of the 2008 Basic figures 2-1B, the Emperor's Shadow Guard and Clone Trooper in Training Fatigues. Take a look at the photo gallery that features carded front, back and a couple packaged close-ups. While I'm excited about the future could they not let the mold cool before kicking the Clone Trooper in training our way again? These are production samples, so please keep in mind the final product may vary. Thanks to forum member Gorkoracing for the information! Sound off and express your thoughts in our forums with other Troopers.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 January 2008 | 22:47 EST
Star Wars Remakes:
Backyard Productions Co-founder Darren Scales has been working in his garage to remake famous films using ordinary household items and a low budget. The firm has made two Star Wars spoofs but also has visited Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Batman. Using household objects as scenery, toys as props and special effects from a PC, the team produces authentic looking films for about £3,000. They said the films were made for fun but also raised money for charity. No matter how ingenious the props, Mr Scales admits the big difference has come with software available on home computers. "There is no way we could have done this 10 years ago. We were making film 10 years ago but we have so much more freedom because of the technology, we can now do so much more. To read on how he made the opening scenes from Star Wars, check out BBC News for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2008 | 0:00 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“The New Year is here and the pegs are pretty much still decimated in the Lake County area. Target (Waukegan, IL) has Wave 5 in stock plus Mighty Muggs & the Clone & Sith Evolutuions repacks while Target (Gurnee, IL) has Wave 7 figures on the pegs. Both Targets also have the new G.I. Joe Comic 2-packs. That's all for now. United We Find!”

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