January 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2009 | 23:18 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Jabba's Rancor
Now THIS is a Rancor!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the most recent beast from the Legacy Collection that is hitting shelves exclusive to Target stores. They didn't waste too much time putting the new Rancor mold to use after the Force Unleashed. However the latest version features a unique "Rancor grip", something Hasbro hasn't used since G.I. Joe stood shoulder to shoulder with Barbie! For more check out photos and summary, a great feast that Boba Binks has prepared for us. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2009 | 23:17 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys: Free Shipping Offer!
We are offering Free Shipping on any orders over $50 this month, find out how White Wizard is getting down with brown! Stop by and browse the selection of Star Wars collectibles, as many have been slashed for winter clearance. There are many new arrivals being added to our inventory this week. We have many new products from Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant on display in our showroom. We encourage you Troopers in the immediate area to come in and inspect your collectibles before you buy. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online 24 hours a day!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2009 | 18:11 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our first round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for 2009. Is there any word for figures for the live-action TV show? Are we ever going to see cantina patron Bom Vimdim? Are there any plans on giving any consideration to expanded universe material from the pre-Thrawn trilogy era of the 70's & 80's? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2009 | 17:56 EST
Update from Past Generation Toys.com: Welcome to our Ranks!
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Customer service, by far, is the most important aspect of our business, and we will always be there for you. We sell toys, but taking care of you, the customer, comes first. We look forward to helping the readers at sandtroopers.com to find the perfect gift or add to your personal toy collection. Please remember, customer service is our first priority and we look forward to proving it to you! See what we have to offer today by visiting us at PastGenerationToys.com. The following coupon code, SAND, is good for 10% off your next order - valid through Feb 28th, 2009.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2009 | 14:44 EST
Update from eFX Collectibles: Ahsoka Tano Lightsaber coming soon!
eFX Inc., the premier manufacturer of authentic, screen accurate prop replicas is proud to announce our very first , officially licensed Star Wars lightsaber – the Ahsoka Tano lightsaber from the new animated series: Star Wars:The Clone Wars. And, to commemorate our very first replica from The Clone Wars, we have made this a very special Director’s Signature Edition. Dave Filoni, the Director of The Clone Wars, has signed each and every plaque.

• MSRP: US $349
• Worlwide Edition to be determined by the pre-orders, (Not to exceed 1000 pieces)
• Dave Filoni Director’s Signature Edition
• Machined and die cast metal components
• Injection molded ABS details
• eFX custom display base, plaque and lightsaber stand




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2009 | 14:22 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 501

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New this week, we received three new Sideshow items including two Indiana Jones Medicom & Premium Format Tusken Raider. Gentle Giant Mini-Bust Lieutenant Renz now in stock! Also, we still have Clone Wars Wave 4 and Legacy Wave 5 in stock! Finally, check out our plentiful list of new Star Wars Vintage! For more, check out the newsletter for full details.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2009 | 14:14 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars coming to TNT!
Star Wars fans get a special treat after the NBA All-Star game this year as Star Wars: The Clone Wars will make its television debut on TNT. Tune in Saturday Feb. 14, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), after you've read our report from Toy Fair of course! For more check out the Futon Critic for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2009 | 14:13 EST
Affiliate Update: GGC & Yodanews
Last or least? He's still a hunter!Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have uncovered the last bounty hunter that will soon be a part of the mini-bust line. With 4-LOM coming it is great to see the Empire striking back this year. Also visit Yodanews.com in 3 short days to take part in their fifth birthday celebration of games, trivia nights, super prizes and much more. This could be the most amazing thing Yoda has done since pulling Luke's X-Wing out of the swamp!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2009 | 23:38 EST

ARC-170 Starfighter: This brand-new starfighter is sized to work with the 3-3/4" figures, and is the first version of what would later become Incom's X-Wing Fighter. One of the main ships of the Republic's forces, the ARC-170 was used in battle against the Separatist forces. We've got it listed at $74.99, and you can check it out here!

Mighty Muggs: THe latest wave of Star Wars Mighty Muggs that Hasbro has announced is the new specialty-exclusive 2009 Wave 1. This assortment includes Qui-Gon Jinn, the Wampa, an Imperial Guard and Wicket the Ewok. Pick up the set of 4 at $47.99, or mix and match your favorites at $12.99 each.

Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow delivers another cool 1/4 scale statue - the Tusken Raider is made of polystone and measures around 24" tall. In stock now at $279.99 - $20 under MSRP!

G.I. Joe: The new GI Joe 5-pack cases have arrived at our warehouse. This assortment includes GI Joe 5-Pack #2, with Hawk, Lady Jaye, Flint, Snake Eyes and Shipwreck, and Cobra Pack #3, with Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, the Baroness, Zartan and a Cobra Viper. We've got the set of two boxes priced at $56.99, or you can opt for the individual boxes, priced at
$29.99 each.

BBTS Exclusives: This brand-new exclusive for Big Bad Toy Store shows Wolverine clad in his brown and tan costume, with a training dummy standing nearby on his display base. The Weapon X base also has a sword sticking out of the ground, that is presumably removable. This BBTS figure is priced at $24.99!

We've also listed our new exclusive as part of a trio of Wolverines. He's joined by the upcoming Marvel Select Wolverine and his First Appearance variant, all in one tidy package priced at $54.99. We expect to see the regular and variant figures before we receive our exclusive, so we'll hold those figures here until we can ship the set together, this June.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2009 | 18:22 EST
Operation Make It Better: Update!
We are very pleased with the initial success of our Make It Better campaign. There have been several troopers that exemplify what this organization is all about with their supreme generosity. In ten short days we’re nearly at the two hundred dollar mark! We have also announced the fourth prize and we’d like to thank the team at ACME archives for their help as we are still looking for a couple of ways to surprise our contributors. Thanks again for helping us Make It Better! Click below and find out how YOU can help us fight FOUR a cure!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2009 | 18:15 EST
Dewback Preview: New York Comic-Con
For those of you in the New York area you might want to steer your Dewback towards the New York Comic-Con on February 6 - 8th, 2009. Steve Sansweet from LFL will be on hand to deliver a presentation entitled "Were you in line in '99"? For many of us it was getting back into the line of collecting! Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Forrest (Sandtrooper), Doug Wangler (Quinlan Vos), artist Jan Duursema and many more! For more visit their website for ticket information and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2009 | 18:09 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Dash Rendar's Outrider
I won't deny, I'm a straight ridah, you don't wanna mess with me!Our Sandwatch Guides are backtracking through the vehicles from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. This time we'll be taking a look Dash Rendar's Outrider from Shadows of the Empire. The pilot of the Outrider was acknowledged with a scene in the added footage of A New Hope as well as the very successful video game. For more check out our latest blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue to the reconstruction. Thanks again to Boba Binks for making it happen.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2009 | 23:45 EST
Sandtrooper Bloodant Reports:
I scored some of the new figures from the The Clone Wars Animation series from my local Target here in Hutchinson, Kansas. I picked up 2 Spacetroopers, a Padme, 2 212th clones and a R3-S6 Goldie droid. I missed the Manga Guard though. Hopefully I will get him next time. They're hitting Troopers, United We Find!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2009 | 22:17 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Legacy Collection Ugnaught
The Empire is a Strikin'!We have one tiny Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. We have all been waiting for the Ugnaught to be remade since the Power of the Force green cards. It would appear the wait is going to be well worth it and we'll finally have something new for our Carbon Freezing Chamber display! For more check out the gallery of what is coming soon in 2009. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2009 | 21:55 EST
Update from Target.com: Jabba's Rancor in Stock!
For those of you who just can't wait to track down Jabba's Rancor, it is now available at Target.com for the price of $39.99. It would seem a better bet to avoid needless shipping charges to just wait until it lands at a brick and mortar location. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the tip! For more visit Target.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2009 | 21:49 EST
Sandtrooper Darthdan Reports:
DarthDan reporting in from sunny northern California: Found part of TLC wave 5 on a rainy Sunday at Target finding Obi with table, Dice obegon/Trinto Diuba, and brainiac! Also found at Target in the last few days was Wave 4 of TCW. I picked up Goldie, and 3 Spacetroopers. Hope to find the rest of TLC wave 5 soon. That's all for now, but keep yours sights on Target Troopers!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2009 | 21:48 EST
Update from Steel City Con:
We are pleased to announce a few MORE celebrity guests just added to our April Show line-up. Orli Shoshon - "Shaak Ti" from Star Wars, actress and model will be on hand signing autographs. Also added to the guest list are: Catherine Bach - "Daisy Duke" from the classic TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, wrestling legend Mick Foley and many more to be added. Visit our website for travel, ticket information and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 January 2009 | 15:22 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: It IS coming!
It seems we will not have to wait until Toy Fair to see an image of the new Turbo Tank! The team at Actionfigurenews.ca has posted many images from the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair. No word yet if the wheels actually stay on, but hold your eyes into your skull and check out the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2009 | 21:19 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Target Exclusive Muggings!
Exclusive Bullseye Mugging!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest wave of Mighty Muggs that are being distributed and hitting shelves exclusive to Target stores. This awesome set of five consists of Biggs Darklighter, Bossk, Snowtrooper, Teebo, and a Shocktrooper to make sure we have just a sprinkle of prequel goodness! For more check out page four of our Mighty Muggs guide that has been separated into pages for your viewing pleasure. United We Find!



Posted by: dustrho | 25 January 2009 | 0:59 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 500

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Loose AFA: For orders of any five (5) or more Vintage Loose AFA figures, use coupon code LOOSEAFA and each figure will be discounted $3.00.

Loose Ungraded: For orders of any five (5) or more Vintage Loose Non-AFA figures, use coupon code LOOSEFIGS and each figure will be discounted $1.00.

Also, for new items this week, we have the Masters of the Universe Classics Skeletor and new Gentle Giant Pre-Orders that include the beautifully designed Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite Animated Maquette. Plenty of Star Vintage carded have been added, featuring a rare Vinyl Cape Jawa AFA 90. For more great items as well as deals, visit our website. For complete details, click here.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 12:26 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: A Day in the Life!
One of our loyal Troopers sent in this clip from the NBC library of Natalie Portman like you've never seen her before! Unless you caught her appearance on Saturday Night Live.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 11:56 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Jabba's Rancor Coming SOON!
The Empire is a Strikin'!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. You can bet the Big H didn't wait too long or let the mold cool from the Force Unleashed Rancor. It seems the Target Exclusive Jabba's Rancor is all boxed up and ready to hit the market! For more check out the photo of what is supposed to be in stores February 1, 2009. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 10:51 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Wrapping up with the Snowspeeder
Sure to trip you up!Our Sandwatch Guides are zeroing in on the last of the vehicles from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. With the Hoth-like conditions the Midwest has suffered the past week, you may have a hard time adapting one of these to the cold! For more check out our latest blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue hope to wrap up the remaining pieces from the line that started it all for most of us, again. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping the chain-gun fed!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 10:51 EST

Winter Clearance Sale: Prices have been slashed on over 2000 items. Many items have been discounted 50% to 70% or more! Hundreds of different lines are on sale including Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and much more. Take a look at the sale menu for great savings on many items.

Gentle Giant: This solid bronze bust of Obi-Wan Kenobi is sculpted in the likeness of Sir Alec Guinness, and is limited to 77 pieces worldwide, in honor of the year that Star Wars was released, 1977. This ultra-limited piece from Gentle Giant is priced at $1449.99; you can take a look at this excellent piece!

Hasbro Titianium: The newest assortment of Hasbro's Star Wars Titanium ships includes two Republic Interceptor Tanks, two V-19s, two Lambda Class Shuttles, a Shadow Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike, a V-Wing, two Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark IIs, a Cloud Car and an AT-te. This case of twelve is listed at $79.99; you can instead opt for the set of six, one each of Republic Interceptor Tank, V-19, Lambda Class Shuttle, Shadow Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike, V-Wing and BSG Viper Mark II, priced at $44.99.

Empire Crucible Box Set: This new Previews Exclusive boxed set from "Crimson Empire" will allow you to set up a display of the Crucible, where Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard receive their final training. This set includes the Emperor and Darth Vader, along with Carnor Jax, Kir Kanos, Alum Frost and Lemmet Tauk in their Imperial Guard Academy training uniforms. This set is priced at $36.99, and you can pick one up.

UQS Darth Maul: This Ultimate Quarter Scale is even more impressive "in person" than its description. Measuring 19" tall, this recreation is swaddled in black robesthat cover his 23 points of articulation, and includes his double-bladed lightsaber (magnetic), electronic binoculars, an alternate wrist-link hand, and a display stand. The figure also speaks phrases and other sound effects when you press a button on his front. This great new figure is priced at $64.99, $15 below MSRP, and you can get yours here.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 10:42 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars TONIGHT!
Stand and fight or be a sissy? YOU choose!The Clone Wars continue this week as the team at IGN.com have posted a great preview of the latest show. In "Defenders of Peace" the Jedi must convince the Lurmen to take up the good fight! For more check out the full story and a short video clip from the episode that will debut tonight on Cartoon Network!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2009 | 10:21 EST
Update from Sidshow Collectibles: Palpatine available Again!
The latest Sideshow Collectibles newsletter has brought news of a great second chance opportunity. If you haven't made the plunge on one of their 1:1 life-sized statues, I couldn't think of any better than Emperor Palpatine to start off your collection. They will be celebrating the annual New York Toy Fair online at SideshowCollectibles.com between February 15th - 18th, 2009. Be sure to tune in everyday during this event for breaking news about brand new product Previews, Pre-Orders and more! Also find out how you can win an exclusive edition premium format Anakin Skywalker or 12-inch Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone armor!

Palpatine Life-Size bust - FlexPay option



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2009 | 11:33 EST
Dewback Preview: Phoenix Comic-Con this Weekend!
Our Troopers stationed out in Phoenix, AZ might want to visit their Comic-Con this upcoming weekend. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Richard LaParmentier, artist Tom Hodges and both local 501st and Rebel Legion groups! There is also a pretty impressive showing of Star Trek, Buck Rogers, K.I.T.T. and K.A.R.R. from Knight Rider and many other pop culture icons on the list as well. For more check out their website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2009 | 10:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Slave I has Landed!
Keep it cold in the cargo hold!Our Sandwatch Guides are close to wrapping up the vehicles from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. However we are going to take a look at a few items from the Shadows of the Empire line that hit way back in 1996. There is no doubt this video game was a catalyst to bring many of us back to Star Wars collecting. How does this Slave I measure up to previous versions? For more check out our latest blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue to explore the Shadows of the Empire. Thanks again to Boba Binks for making it happen.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2009 | 11:57 EST
Affiliate Update: D.C.P.I. from the Jedi Defender Guy!
Our friends at Jedi Defender.com have posted a list of Target D.C.P.I. numbers that pretty much confirm the Internet rumor of a Juggernaught a.k.a. Turbo Tank. You can bet many are relieved to see the $99.99 price tag! For more check out their latest round of Intel for the complete list and


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2009 | 9:59 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Fanboys to FINALLY hit Theaters!
The Star Wars fan-film will finally hit the big screen after a couple of well-documented delays. There are only eight cities participating in the pre-screenings, check your local media for availability. The "great eight" are: Austin & Houston, TX, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Sand Francisco and Seattle WA. Click below to check out the trailer on Youtube!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2009 | 21:26 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Legacy Collection Continues!
The Empire is a Strikin'!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. We have several new carded and loose images from the Legacy Collection. Wave six offers a great never before in Captain Needa, but you'll see a few you'll recognize too. There are also some cool variations of Luke & Leia from the closing moments of Empire Strikes Back that we've never seen made before either. For more check out the gallery of what is soon to come. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2009 | 14:02 EST
Make It Better 2009: Fighting FOUR a Cure!
Help us fight FOUR it!We begin our Make It Better 2009 campaign with a new twist to our charity benefit program. Instead of one or two prizes, this time we're going to open things up with FOUR spectacular prizes! We do need to see your identification and ask that you register in our forums and let us know you made your donation. We will begin accepting donations tomorrow and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Sturge-Weber Foundation. We will select the winner on February 28, 2009. For more check out the details page for more information. We understand these are tough economic conditions and hope everyone can do what they can to help the cause. United We Find and thanks for helping us fight FOUR a cure!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2009 | 11:07 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 498

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Clone Wars Wave 4 and Legacy Wave 5 have shipped from Hasbro and will be arriving soon at Brian's Toys! New this week, we have added tons of AFA items including new AFA-Blue Labeled and loose vintage figures. Don't forget - Brian's Toys has an exclusive $15 OFF Coupon on orders over $70 that will be expiring soon. Use Coupon Code NEWYEAR15 when checking out. For complete details, click here. Check out new pre-orders such as the Ultimate Quarter Scale Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Go to our website for all the greatest Star Wars, GI Joe, and Transformers toys on the Internet!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2009 | 11:06 EST
Sandwatch Guides: AT-ST Scout Walker
Gonna stomp all over you!Our Sandwatch Guides continue to stomp through the 1995 Power of the Force collection. There is no doubt the AT-ST is always a welcome addition, as they have sold very well when they have been released. While there isn't much different from the vintage or other variations other than paint, this one is a favorite for the action feature alone. For more check out our latest blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue the recontruction all month long. Thanks again to Boba Binks for making it happen.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2009 | 10:54 EST

Count Dooku Maquette: Darth Sidious' servant is getting his own maquette, based on his look in the current Clone Wars animated series. He stands 10.5" tall, and wields his light sdaber with a look of disdain on his face. He's priced at $79.99, a savings of $15 off the MSRP - take a look!

Admiral Piett: Firmus Piett had a long and interesting life, rising in his career from Captain, to Captain of the Executor at after Yavin IV, to becoming Admiral during the Battle of Hoth, to commanding the Imperial Fleet at the Battle of Endor. His new 12" action figure from Sideshow is in his Admiral days, with interchangeable caps, a blaster and a blaster pistol, a display base, more than 30 points of articulation, and much more. Admiral Piett is priced at $67.99, and you can get yours here

Sandtrooper: Sideshow has also announced their new 12" Sandtrooper figure. This set includes a fully detailed Sandtrooper armor set, including new helmet and armor pieces, an MG-15 rifle, backpack and pouches, a body with over 30 points of articulation, and more. This new figure is priced at $104.99 - check out his equipment and photos!

Legacy Wave 6: This newest wave of Legacy figures takes its cues from "The Empire Strikes Back" and includes Luke with new prosthetic hand, Princess Leia as she appeared on the medical frigate, the Emperor, Captain Needa, a Hoth Rebel Trooper and an Ugnaught. We're not sure if this new wave will contain one or two Build-a-Droids, but we do know that U-3P0 will be among them. We've got this wave listed as a set of six for $52.99, a case of 12 (two of each figure) for $99.99, or as single figures, priced at $9.99 - $13.99 each. Take a look at the assortment here.

Blank Mighty Mugg: Hasbro's Blank Mighty Mugg is a perfect piece for customizers. This completely-white Mighty Mugg is all ready to be your canvas, whether to recreate a favorite character, or just to go crazy and make an abstract work of art. He's good with whatever you decide - he's just great that way! We've got him priced at $11.99!

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Posted by: dustrho | 16 January 2009 | 22:43 EST
Aayla Secura Debuts on "The Clone Wars" Tonight
She looks great in animated form too!Aayla Secura will make her animated debut tonight on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and she looks just as good animated as she did in the films. You can watch her, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker and all the other great characters tonight on Cartoon Network at 9 PM EST. The episode is called Jedi Crash, and you can learn more about the show at StarWars.com.



Posted by: dustrho | 16 January 2009 | 22:27 EST
Red Cross Transformer Coming Soon
He's not only a robot but also a V-Wing fighter!It's been a while since Hasbro released any new Star Wars Transformers, and TFormers.com has several new photos (actually reported by The-Arker.com) of a new figure called Red Shock who happens to transform into a V-Wing fighter from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. With the recent re-hasing of several already-made Star Wars Tranformers, this is certainly a nice surprise as I thought the line was getting close to its end. Red Cross is a great looking figure I can't wait to get my hands on.



Posted by: dustrho | 16 January 2009 | 22:15 EST
Obi-Wan Kenboi Not Liking the Light?
The Dark Side Flows through Kenobi!There's been quite a bit of exciting activity on the Internet regarding the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront III video game, as there was some never-before-seen video footage that was unfortunately removed by Lucasfilm (hopefully you got to see it before it was taken offline). Even if you missed it, there are two great conceptual drawings at IGN's web site. Both of them are images of what Obi-Wan Kenboi would look like if he was down with the Dark Side of the Force. He looks good with yellow Sith eyes! Check out these incredible drawings for yourself, and then talk about it in our forums



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2009 | 15:19 EST
Update from the Offical Site: A Galaxy Divided comes to DVD!
See the Clankers drop!The first four episodes of the Clone Wars is slated for DVD release Tuesday, March 24. A Galaxy Divided will take you through Ambush, Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence and Destroy Malevolence. With much less of hearing "Snips" and "Skyguy" you can bet most of us have taken a softer stance and will most likely pick it up. However you might want to take note that LFL is producing a season one if you'd like to wait for the entire set. For more visit the Official Site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2009 | 23:06 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we're having a clearance sale on Gentle Giant Dengar & Jawas mini busts, Qui Gon Jinn Sideshow & Royal Guard Medicom 12-inch figures. 7 new battle packs, 7 new comic packs, Clone Wars AT-TE, Revell shuttle & star destroyer models & new 3" figures added. Anakin ROTS & Mace F/X lightsabers 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: Darth_Spice | 14 January 2009 | 9:03 EST
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Vadersfist Bob Added!
Southern S.C.A.L.P. Brigade!Our Collections page has been updated with the amazing collection from one of our seasoned veterans. Vadersfist Bob has snapped close to thirty new photos of his collection for all of us to see. No doubt one of the greatest aspects of this hobby is watching the shelf space of others fill up over the years. Do you have new photos of your collection that you would like to share? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery just for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 January 2009 | 9:03 EST
Update from Styin Online:
With the holiday season is in the rear view, you might want to visit the Stylin' Online Star Wars selection to help you blow some of that Christmas cash. Add the Force to your wardrobe and take advantage of their winter clearance sale. They have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, belt buckles and patches. For more click below to browse their massive inventory today!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 January 2009 | 9:02 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Got Speed?
Watch out for that tree!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the Imperial Speeder Bike from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. You can bet the posed Biker Scout was a welcome addition for those of us who spend countless hours trying to position the vintage figures that had very little articulation. For more check out our latest blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue to kick up dust all month long. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2009 | 16:45 EST
Update from the Official Site: Red, White and too COOL!
The official site has updated us with a sneak preview of the new cardbacks, and all Star Wars merchandise. They are hoping to time this with the release of the second season of Clone Wars. For more visit the Official Site for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2009 | 9:10 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Crimson Empire Set
Everything needed to train but Rocky music!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the newest Previews Exclusive to hit the market. The Crimson Empire series was a big hit in the comics but how would this new six pack fare with collectors? The set consists of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Lemmet Tauk, Kir Kanos, Alum Frost and Carnor Jax. For more check out the photos and summary now that we've heard enough Power Ranger jokes to last a lifetime. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2009 | 8:44 EST
Affiliate Update: Customs Corner LIVE!
The team at theJawa have developed a new weekly feature that will showcase the best of the customs & diorama boards of the Sandtrooper/Jawa community forums. The Customs Corner has launched it's debut feature with an animated Commander Gree from forum member jokabofe. You'll see our one man hit-squad is just as talented with his paintbrush as he is with a blaster! For more visit our community forums for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2009 | 8:35 EST
Affiliate Update: New Prototypes Uncovered
The team at PotF2.com have uncovered several new prototypes of upcoming Legacy and Clone Wars figures. For more check out their forums for images of their latest find and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2009 | 14:12 EST
Update from Fathead.com: Get your Big ON!
Fathead wants to give you Troopers the chance to get the best they have at deep discounts! Check out the selection of Star Wars, NFL, MLB, WWE and much more if you are searching for that perfect gift. Check out the best-sellers of their REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics, Tradeables, and Skins. Offers will change daily, so make sure you check back often! And remember, you can also Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Fathead.com. For more click the banner below to browse the incredible selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2009 | 13:40 EST
Sandwatch Guides: The one that Killed the Death Star
No targeting computer required!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the Incom T-65 X-Wing Fighter from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. The updated version is very similar to the original vintage fighter, minus the front nose "blaster"! Is this the best version of this vehicle to date? For more check out yet another blast from the past and stay tuned for the rest of this line as we reconstruct all month long. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2009 | 13:40 EST
Affiliate Update: Droid Week at Galactic Voyage!
St's coming to Droid Week!?!In the past, we have had week long informational events like TIE Week, Empire Cut Scenes Week, Death Star Week, Obscure Characters Week, and Bothan Week. Along the same vain, next week we are offering Droid Week. Be sure to stop by every day next week to learn information about lots of different droids. Thanks again from Jedi Power and the rest of the team at Galactic Voyage!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2009 | 11:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: THE Fix for Your AT-TE
For many the AT-TE is showing up at clearance prices and for many parents this Christmas it was also a gift of frustration. Now Hasbro has addressed the problem of the legs falling off through their customer service center, as they will send you out a new set. However months ago Sandtrooper Dan tuned us in to a fix that only costs a couple of dollars, in my opinion seems to work the best. For more click on the video below from YouTube member ScourgeDestroya. Maybe all the parents who left negative comments will find the cure!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2009 | 11:06 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Two less Dewback Patrols in 2009!
Wizard Entertainment announced today that it has postponed its 2009 Wizard World Los Angeles show slated for March 13-15 and canceled the Wizard World Texas show November 6-8 due to the current economic climate. The successful Philadelphia and Chicago shows will go on as planned. Wizard World Philadelphia, featuring Guest of Honor Garth Ennis, is June 19-21 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and Wizard World Chicago, featuring comic legend George Perez, is August 6-9 at the Rosemont Convention Center. For tickets and more information about Wizard World Philadelphia and Chicago, be sure to visit their website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2009 | 11:02 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Legacy Wave 6!
We have finally discovered an image of the upcoming Legacy Wave 6 from sponsor EntertainmentEarth.com. The wave consists of medical Luke & Leia, Capt. Needa, Hoth Soldier, Emperor Palpatine and a wicked pair of Ugnaughts. You can be it has had the Troopers stirring about, and we hope you too can drop by our community forums and sound off your thoughts! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2009 | 12:38 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Rebelscum joins the Empire!
The fan group the Dented Helmet recently was commissioned by Phillip Wise to construct a replica Boba Fett costume for actor Jeremy Bulloch. Needless to say the same fate would direct Phil as the construction was underway, with the end result being two high-quality replica suits produced. It's great to see another website owner off the pine and really "getting into" their work. There is no word at this time whether Phil will be joining Vader's mighty fist! For more, including a complete photo gallery check out Rebelscum for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2009 | 12:22 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Enter Sandman!
It's great to see Sideshow kicking off the year on a positive note with the second priority pre-order in 48 hours. The Sandtrooper Exclusive will go on sale today from 10am to 12pm (Pacific Time). The exclusive contains the infamous droid part that was discovered during the search of C-3PO and R2-D2. The Exclusive edition of this figure will be limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide and will be priced at $109.99. Collectors will be given a choice to Pre-Order this item through a one time payment or through the multiple payment option of FLEXPay. Make sure you're logged in and set up for priority pre-order, click below for more details.

Sandtrooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2009 | 12:08 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Law & Order to change Collecting?
Hey Troopers, if you haven't heard the news regarding new law that takes effect next month about re-selling toys and children items that are inteneded for kids 12 or under, scalpers might find this one a little more than interesting. The new Federal law states used clothing and toys will soon be illegal to sell. It can only make one wonder how this could change collecting in the future? Thanks again to Sandtrooper Bob for the tip! For more check out KVUE.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2009 | 10:46 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 497

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This week we have the new Wave 5 Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack Figures and Saga Legends. If you place a pre-order for the limited edition eFX X-Wing Starfighter and the life-size Gentle Giant Captain Rex statue. Also, check out 25th Anniversary GI Joe AFA figures and more at our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2009 | 10:39 EST
Sandtroopette Erica Reports: Strike it Toydarian!
After a long absence, Watto's Lotto has returned to The Bothan Spy! This game gives players a chance to win some of my personal favorite collectibles, Star Wars Galactic Heroes. Visit Bothan Spy for your chance to win!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 January 2009 | 23:57 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
The wait is now over and you can get a chance to order the first Sideshow figure of the New Year! Admiral Piett is now up for pre-order so don't wait or he just might drop off the face of the planet. Also don't forget to make sure your able to pre-order the Sandtrooper exclusive that is available tomorrow. For more click below to take command!

Admiral Piett 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 January 2009 | 23:43 EST
Sandwatch Guides: PotF2 TIE Fighter
Takes no lickin' but fast as all hell!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the Imperial TIE Fighter from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. The updated version would have a more accurate color with the pop-off wings! For more check out yet another blast from the past and stay tuned as we kick up dust and reconstruct all month. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 January 2009 | 23:32 EST

Winter Clearance Sale: Prices have been slashed on over 2000 items. Many items have been discounted 50% to 70% or more! Hundreds of different lines are on sale including Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and much more. Take a look at the sale menu for great savings on many items.

Empire Crucible Box Set: This new Previews Exclusive boxed set from "Crimson Empire" will allow you to set up a display of the Crucible, where Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard receive their final training. This set includes the Emperor and Darth Vader, along with Carnor Jax, Kir Kanos, Alum Frost and Lemmet Tauk in their Imperial Guard Academy training uniforms. This set is priced at $36.99, and you can pick one up.

UQS Darth Maul: This Ultimate Quarter Scale is even more impressive "in person" than its description. Measuring 19" tall, this recreation is swaddled in black robesthat cover his 23 points of articulation, and includes his double-bladed lightsaber (magnetic), electronic binoculars, an alternate wrist-link hand, and a display stand. The figure also speaks phrases and other sound effects when you press a button on his front. This great new figure is priced at $64.99, $15 below MSRP, and you can get yours here.

Life-sized Captain Rex: This new piece from Gentle Giant measures almost six feet tall, and portrays the Clone Captain as he appears in his blue-accented armor as commander of the 501st Clone Trooper Battalion. His armor is slightly tarnished and scratched, as you would expect from a veteran of his caliber. This fantastic statue is priced at $1399.99.

Star Wars Marbles: Jakks Pacific has announced their new line of collectible marbles. Each marble contains the image of a hero, villain, robot, or (oversized marble of a) ship, with each wave containing two each of 12 different marbles. We've got these listed by the case of 24 for $94.99, or by the set of 12 for $49.99, and you can check out the first eight assortments here.

BBTS Exclusive: The exciting new B.B.T.S. exclusive has arrived at last. This bust portrays Orion Pax's/Optimus Prime's girlfriend Ariel in her upgraded Elita-One appearance, laser rifle in hand. This new bust is priced at $59.99, limited to just 600 pieces worldwide, take a look at this new bust.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2009 | 23:04 EST
Sandwatch Preview: Next wave from Clone Wars!
Someone to play wiff 3-so!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. Things have been a little quiet of late, too quiet. However do we have four new figures from the fifth wave of Clone Wars figures to help stir things up a bit. There is 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper, Rocket Battle Droid, Jar Jar Binks, and Kit Fisto! For more check out the gallery of four packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: The_Josh | 7 January 2009 | 19:10 EST
Sideshow Production Blog Updated
Sideshow updated their production blog today with pictures of the Sandtrooper 1:6th figure which goes up Friday. These shots show the amazing weathering job on the Sandtrooper, difference between the Stormtrooper, and what the exclusive item will be. For those who hunt the exclusive editions this one will come with an extra hand holding a droid part that they find while looking for R2-D2 and C3PO. The priority pre-order date for this one is January 9th and you might want to be near your ordering station as this piece is sure to fly off the shelves fast! For more check the link out for the Production Blog pics of the Sandtrooper.

Sandtrooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2009 | 3:10 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Use the Force Troops!
Hokey Religion or mysterious power!?!Well just when you think you've seen about everything they could possibly create for the Star Wars merchandise, I get a one-way ticket to the awestruck system. In an article posted at U.S.A. Today delivers the annoucement of The Force Trainer. Mind control games seem to be the wave of the future but check out the EEG test simplified and how you can master the Force - in full effect! Will you train to be Jedi or a Sith Lord? Sound off in our community forums and let us know! Thanks again to jokabofe for the heads up, for more visit the U.S.A. Today website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2009 | 5:34 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Becoming a Force to Reckon with!
With the new Clone Wars series gaining popularity and generating a brand new youth movement, it is just as delightful to see positive reviews being written. I never would have thought this would be possible after the debut movie. The team at IESB.net has a great preview of "Gungan General" posted. For more on the uneasy alliance of Anakin, Obi-Wan and Count Dooku, check out the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2009 | 4:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: PotF2 Landspeeder
Perfect for messing around with friends!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first of many vehicles from the 1995 Power of the Force collection. The updated Landspeeder would have a pop-up hood, shift action and some minor engine detail. You can even see Luke Skywalker might have been included on the Mitchell Report! For more check out another blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue to feel the power all month long. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2009 | 11:28 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Mail-Away Han Solo
Follow your nose, it always knows!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the first mail-aways from 1995. Way back when free actually meant free and but we felt this was a good opportunity to revamp our guides since there is a newer version on the immediate horizon. For more check out the blast from the past and stay tuned as we continue our reconstruction project this year. United We Find.



Posted by: Boba Binks | 2 January 2009 | 22:27 EST
Area Report: X-Wing Inflatable Spotted
Dashing through the Snow!While on routine patrol here in Indianapolis, Indiana I did discover one new Star Wars item. It appears the Millennium Falcon isn't the only vehicle being adapted to the cold this winter for outdoor fun. The X-Wing Fighter has been spotted for you to take to the hills and slopes. We wouldn't advise you to switch off your targeting computer, as you might find a tree to be a major obstruction as you approach the tiny thermal exhaust port! I didn't see anything else new but great to see all of the new products they are making these days. United We Find.



Posted by: The_Josh | 1 January 2009 | 15:58 EST
New Year's Sideshow Newsletter
This week in Sideshow Collectibles weekly newsletter is short due to the holiday but it has some awesome news. If you're a fan of Sandtroopers then this announcement is awesome! Next Friday Star Wars fans around the world will have a chance to add a Sandtrooper 1:6th scale figure to their growing Sideshow Collection. The priority pre-order date for this one is January 9th and you might want to be near your ordering station as this piece is sure to fly off the shelves fast! For more click check the link out for the preview page.

Sandtrooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2009 | 7:20 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 496

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Jump in to the hyperspace of the New Year with 20 to 50% off select Star Wars merchandise. We are also offering a list of free items but please make sure to look over the terms and conditions that apply. We have reduced prices on Legacy wave four, Clone Wars waves two, three and have added the new Crimson Empire set to our recent arrivals. Don't forget to browse our Ebay page and our website for the latest and the world's largest Star Wars inventory!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2009 | 6:56 EST
Force of the Bay: Gooooood Morning ST.com!
While doing some recent Ebay searches I stumbled upon something that was left behind the stocking from a Christmas long ago. It might have been good old nostalgia setting in or perhaps a cry for help to return to one of the very first duties I took on with this website. Now is the perfect time to take control and maybe attempt to run some game. Take the time to research your sellers and maybe fill that hole you never thought you would fill. If you keep digging you could just find a true work of art. You can find anything and everything under the suns in terms of Star Wars collectibles. Try to be selective and careful, as any Trooper would hate to lose their drawers! If anything there is still plenty of Force left in the Bay, and we will continue to showcase the creativity of all Star Wars fans around the world. Remember Sandtroopers.com neither authenticates or supports any of the sellers featured. Good luck to you Troopers in your searches. Kick A@% another year and as always take names!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2009 | 0:00 EST
Sandtroopers 2008: The Year in Review
Happy New Years Sandtroopers!With the new beginning of 2009 we take a moment to look back at the year that was for not only Sandtroopers.com, but also the entire network that is now Sandtroopers Entertainment. We would experience many highs and even a few lows in the worst economic year since the Great Depression. While collecting for so many has taken a back seat in recent years, we look forward to seeing our mission continue to go forward. For me personally it was one of the most difficult I have ever endured. With the blessing of being able to take on the persona of Darth Spice, all of you have made it much easier to pick myself up from the personal and professional setbacks that I would encounter. Now that I've been dusted off and have a rifle in hand and blaster at my side, I hope all of our ground forces continues to make this community one of the best on the Internet for Star Wars collecting. Take in and enjoy all that we were able to accomplish this year. Thanks again to all that were involved in making it as good as it possibly could be. Whether you are a seasoned vet or a new recruit, Happy New Year to each and every single one of you. Cheers to the end of 2008 and the future and promise of a very bright 2009! Please celebrate responsibly and safely.