January 2010

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2010 | 20:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: AT-RT with ARF Trooper
Binks marching them on in!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the first of several updates for the new vehicle with figure (deluxe figures) from Hasbro. The AT-RT hasn't been seen for quite some time, but this version has significant changes that have been made this time around. Are they enough to warrant adding it to your collection again? For more check out the latest, and thanks again to Boba Binks for marching these into our guides! Sound off in our forums and let us know is this is one you're soon to add to your collections.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2010 | 15:35 EST
Sandtrooper Scalperhunter1 Reports: More Clearance Scores!
"Greetings fellow Troopers. Check out the clearance aisles at Walmart. They still have the Legacy Pilot set for $9.00 and lightsabers for $15.00. Today I found they have included the Capt. Rex helmet for $33.00. I'm not sure this is a great bargain. The remote control R2-D2 is still at $20.00. Ho Hum. The two Force Unleashed packs, Anakin Vs. Dooku and Obi Wan vs. Grievous have been marked down to $10.00. Last but not least the Sandtrooper w/ Dewback is on clearance for $20.00. Good hunting my friends. United we find."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2010 | 1:41 EST
Update from Collectibles Today: Galactic Village Collection & More!
We hope you Troopers enjoyed our new guide additions of the Star Wars Galactic Village Collection during the past week. There are many other products available at Collectibles Today you might also be interested in. The Replica Poster Plates Collection would help brighten up the walls of any collection. (If you can still see them) Who says you only have to enjoy stained glass at church? Check out the Collectible Stained-Glass Wall Decor Art. For more click below to browse their selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 January 2010 | 0:04 EST
Sandwatch Live: TLC #17 Slave Leia
Who could forget back in June of last year when the first photo of this great figure surfaced here at Sandtroopers.com? We've all had some time to soak it in and get our hands on this one, now let's take a look at the new and old versions and review all the goodness is has to offer. From the detailed weapon, all-new head sculpt, lil John pimp cup to the very unique alternate torso the 2009 Slave Leia offers, check out my latest review from the Dark Side! Stop by the forums and sound off your thoughts on this and let us know you were thinking of picking it up too. United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2010 | 16:45 EST
Sandwatch Guides: SnapTite Snowspeeder
Adapting just fine to the cold!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the second feature to our Revell model guide. This time we get to see how the Rebel Snowspeeder comes together in SnapTite fashion. With removable pilots, you can bet this one is a lot of fun to put together and customize. Even though painting is not really required for these kits. For more check out the latest, and thanks again to Boba Binks for getting us adapted to the cold! Sound off in our forums and let us know what models you'd like to see in your collection, as they are much cheaper than stautes and dioramas.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2010 | 16:39 EST

Lego Star Wars: Three new sets are on their way to fill your Lego Star Wars collection. The Rebel Trooper and Snowtrooper Army Packs each come with minifigures as well as a vehicle or battle station for them to use, and are listed at $14.99 each. The ARC-170 is listed at $84.99 and includes Kit Fisto, an R2 unit and two Clone Troopers.

Legacy/ Clone Wars: We still have several figures out of our new case assortment, including figures like Willrow Hood, a new version of Zuckuss, a Bespin Wing Guard, a Concept Snowtrooper and more. We have the case of 12 listed at $99.99. We also have theses Clone Wars assortments that include a number of old and new figures, like Clone Trooper Jek, Cad Bane, Matchstick, Yoda, Clone Commander Cody and more.

Official Figurine Collection: The success of DeAgostini's line of Star Wars Vehicle lead figures has led to a new line, this time figurines of the characters. The first two entries are up for pre-order now.

MotU Classics: We've received a number of Masters of the Universe Classics figures, for the benefit of our international and other customers. This month includes reissue Beast-Man, Battle Armor He-Man and Adora, each priced at $34.99.

Skywarp & Thundercracker: We've just received a small restock shipment of the Skywarp & Thundercracker Encore set. For anyone that missed out on this set the first time, here is your chance. This set is priced at $64.99, and is a great way to fill holes in your G1 collection.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 January 2010 | 2:47 EST
Sandwatch Guides: SnapTite Magnaguard Fighter
Building the perfect Empire, piece by piece!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the first of what we hope is many additions to our Revell model guide. Check out the step-by-step instruction of the Magnaguard Fighter, it might just leave you nostalgic and wanting to relive another hobby from your childhood! For more check out the latest, and thanks again to Boba Binks for being so snappy with this project! Sound off in our forums and let us know what models you used to enjoy both past and present.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 January 2010 | 19:06 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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We tried sending VGA-graded Videogames to customers using a series of warp pipes and tanooki suits, but the hard acrylic cases created transport problems. I guess we could try wrapping them in durable-denim overalls? Otherwise, you will just have to get your NES Super Mario Bros VGA 80+ and Metroid VGA 80 by FedEx Ground for free by using code SHIP4FREE (Restrictions apply).

Oh, and SNARF SNARFFF! The Lion-O Statue has made an appearance and his Sword of Omens is ready to blast some ray of awesome in your life.

Finally, the new Legacy and Clone Wars Waves have been delayed for a few more days. Apologies for the inconvenience, we finally realized our complex system of warp pipes has performed less than satisfactory. Expect them to ship February 3rd at the latest.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2010 | 16:17 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Unleash the Commander!
Take Command, before its gone!We update our Sandwatch Guides for the second time in as many days with the Stormtrooper Commander mini-bust. This StarWarsShop.com exclusive is limited to a mere 2,500 pieces, and with such a slick paintjob you can nearly guarantee it won't be around for long! For more check out the latest, and thanks again to Lt. Starfox for cashing in for more Imperial Credit. In Lord Vader we trust! Sound off in our forums if you're adding this exclusive item to your collections and let us know.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2010 | 10:55 EST
Affiliate Update: U.K. Toy Fair going Strong!
Tally ho!The team at JediNews have been posting some breaking news and photos from the U.K. Toy Fair. They have been tearing it up for three days straight and in case you haven't seen the coverage yet, you might want to take a look at the many things that oddly enough will not have you singing the blues! We can happily confirm the Cloud Car, Snowspeeder and the first four vintage figures! It's going to be great to see the vintage line return after a couple of years. Things are starting to heat up for the U.S. show in a couple of weeks, until then check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2010 | 10:24 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: George teaming up with Fairies?
Fairies? You have to be kidding me!It seems a bit early for April Fools jokes, but several news outlets are reporting George Lucas is secretly working on producing a CGI musical that features, get this, fairies! Could it be the sad truth? I asked this question earlier in the week, but how far have the mighty fallen? Say it isn't so George! Could this be the second animated project he referred to in my very brief interview last summer? For more check out NewsInFilm.com for perhaps an answer to some of these questions and to see the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 January 2010 | 4:53 EST
Sandwatch Live: TLC #22 Malakili - Rancor Keeper
For those of us who have not picked up this figure from the Return of the Jedi wave yet, you might want to see how it compares to the Power of the Force 2 1997 version. The 2009 version of this collector-focused character is an incredible improvement on the previous mold, you'll have to see for yourself. Stop by the forums and sound off your thoughts on this one! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2010 | 16:55 EST
Update from NiubNiub's Universe.com: Directions for the Monster!
Got Skillz? Give it a shot!One of the most famous diorama builders in the world, Frank D. a.k.a. Niubniub has dropped word on us that he's finally put up Celebration III's Step by Step Making Of instructions for... The Death Star Falcon Docking Bay. This HUGE Playset can be recreated in your own home following the more then 25 pages and 255 pictures at NiubNiub's Universe.com. And get this, To help out the brave fans who attempt to build this monster of a Diorama, I have placed every DECAL that you will need in the NiubNiub Download Section.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 January 2010 | 15:50 EST
Update from Hasbro: Nahdar Vebb Mail-In form now Available
And hope you don't suffer the same fate!What do you do with 5 UPC codes and a check or money order for $6.99? You send away for the exclusive mail-in from HasbroToyShop.com! There's no rush, but the offer does expire 6/23/10. There are also a few clearance items in there starting at just ONE dollar. Also another reminder for the last mail-in of Eopie & Qui Gon Jinn have to be mailed in my March 31st, so all you procrastinators need to get your stamp on! For more check out their site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 January 2010 | 13:36 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Forecast Calling for Blizzard!
Sales should not be chilly!We update our Sandwatch Guides once again with another the latest Gentle Giant mini-bust that is hitting the streets. What a great choice they made with the Snowtrooper, is it just me or are they making better character selections these days? For more check out the latest addition. They also did an outstanding job with the pose as well, you can almost visualize Lord Vader marching behind him as he invades the hidden Rebel base. Sound off in our forums if you're adding this piece to your collections and let us know.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 January 2010 | 3:48 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: What Choo Talkin' Bout Yoda?
How far have the mighty fallen? I remember being 5 years-old watching a very young Gary Coleman shoot baskets on the playground at East Elementary School in my hometown of Zion, IL. Now his booking photo from this past weekend in Utah is being compared to Master Yoda on blogs across the country, and I must say it's given me a flashback of a good old Sandtrooper Dan Observation. You can bet Arnold has seen better days!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2010 | 21:50 EST
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con adds Matthew Wood
We're just weeks away until the next Steel City Con. There is great news, as Matthew Wood who did the voice work for General Grievous has just been added to the show. Matt also utilized his talents on many other Star Wars projects. Other celebrity guests include John Schneider, Mark Goddard, Jake Busey and several others that will soon be announced. The first 1,000 Attendees who buy a 3 - Day Pass will receive a goodie bag filled with toys and comics valued more than the price of the ticket. That's almost like getting in for free! For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2010 | 16:34 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: New photo of AT-AT Proto?
Can we see a comparison shot?That's right Troopers, there are even photos surfacing on the new giant AT-AT. This morning a photo was posted in the Rebelscum.com forums of what appears to be a prototype of the new Imperial walker. The photo originated from ACToys.net in China, and there is nothing official from Hasbro on this, yet. Stay tuned and jump into our forums and sound off your thoughts on this one. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2010 | 15:58 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Custom 5-inch Shadow Clone Trooper
Real Troopers don't die, just multiply!Our forum member Homer.Fett has been working on yet another custom Gentle Giant Classics busts for several weeks. Today we are showing you the various steps in his painting process as he creates the Shadow Clone Trooper. These little guys just seem to be turning out better and better! We look forward to his future updates, and appreciate true craftsmanship and skill. For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your questions, comments and get the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 January 2010 | 1:31 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Keeping it in the Family!
Like Father, like Son!Our forum member Jaing Skirata is pushing very hard to win Father of the Year honors. His latest costuming work of the Holiday Special Animated Boba Fett is flat out awesome. You can bet his son is the envy of all the lil Troopers on his block, and we'll be expecting to see it in action out in the field in the very near future. For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your comments and check out the details of what he's still got to add to it. Great work PJ, it will be great to see the finished product but I'd say you're in the right direction on this one. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 January 2010 | 15:13 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sandtrooper Phenix with a "Weather" Report!
TD 5491 reports in with a great YouTube video of his Stormtrooper to Sandtrooper conversion he has started. We look forward to seeing more clips as he evolves into the how to! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2010 | 1:07 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Hawthorne Village #4
Great place to hide, eat? Maybe not!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the last of four guides for the Star Wars Galactic Village collection from Hawthorne Village. Yoda's House on Dagobah includes a tiny figure of the exiled Jedi Master, but don't worry, he'll leave a light on for you. For more check out the latest and last until we see the next installment that we hear is going to have us headed back to the suns of Tatooine! If you are looking to purchase this featured item, you can find one right here. We have also created a main page for all of the Hawthorne Village guides, and we are very much looking forward to the next six. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2010 | 1:05 EST
Sandtrooper Young George Lucas Reports:
Goin Old School!"Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting from the Kansas City area. Seems like a lot of store are slow to restock STAR WARS after Christmas, as I see many peg hooks needing product. I did see the "Empire" wave and was impressed. The new Snowspeeder Luke is, handsdown, one of Hasbro's best figures to date-- what a great figure. Since this is the 30th anniversary of "Empire", perhaps we'll get that rumored Snowspeeder re-release.and maybe that all new AT-AT that has been in the news recently. May the Force be with us!"



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 January 2010 | 0:51 EST
Affiliate Update: Charity Auction at Yodasnews.com
Yodasnews.com listed an eBay, Giving Works charitable auction, for a brand new Gentle Giant Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi in Clone Armor Mini Bust. 100% of the final sale price will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help the Earthquake victims and survivors.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is working to provide immediate relief and long-term support to earthquake survivors. We will channel the collective goodwill around the globe to help the people of Haiti rebuild their cities, their neighborhoods, and their families. The best way concerned citizens can help right now is to donate funds that will go directly to supplying food, water, shelter, and first-aid supplies. Click below to bid and help out, the auction will run for 10 days and starts at only a penny, but we hope it will raise much more for those in need!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2010 | 21:19 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Someone dreamed last night that a a bottle floated along the coastline. I picked it up and discovered that it was a Message in a Bottle. It read: "Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light. Instead, check out Brian's Toys for the latest and greatest Star Wars products known to man. Including a Sideshow 12" Clone Trooper AOTC, a Gentle Giant Wampa Statue, and some of the most incredible vintage items. Or how about the G.I. Joe Past & Present Rockslide ATV? Or maybe the set of fourteen 12-Back AFA Graded figures? Whatever you fancy, I hope this letter finds you well. Right now, I need to tell Chewbacca 'Don't Stand so Close to Me' Sincerely yours, Wam Solo, Sting Super-Fan"


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2010 | 19:52 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Made to Suffer?
I don't like waiting at all!Well you could say the collector has been suffering for years, until now. Today Sideshow Collectibles has announced that C-3PO and R2-D2 are both going to be made in Premium Format scale. You can check out a photo of the pair that was posted in their production blog earlier this afternoon. I can't wait to finally see these two icons in the quarter scale, I'm sure Sideshow will do a great job with the finished product! It'll be interesting to see what else is on the way in the upcoming weeks.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2010 | 11:15 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: 2 new 5-Packs!
The Force is going to be Unleashed at Toys R Us in two awesome five packs! The team at Rebelscum.com have put together an amazing photo gallery of both sets that recently surfaced on Ebay. Even though there are several repaints, I think most everyone will be delighted and willing to make the purchase of both sets. For the complete breakdown and photos, check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 January 2010 | 11:03 EST
Sandwatch Live: Clone Wars #6 Mace Windu
Check out the latest segment of Sandwatch Live as I review Clone Wars Mace Windu. The sixth figure in the line probably should have been number one had there not been a need for five repacks released in front of it. With removable armor and "swinging lightsaber action" click below to see if you agree with my critique of Master Windu.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2010 | 21:32 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Hawthorne Village #3
If it hadn't been for those meddling Ewoks!We update our Sandwatch Guides with our continued pillage of the villages. The Endor Bunker would have destroyed the Rebellion if it hadn't been for those meddling Ewoks, check out the latest additon and see if this is one that would look great on your mantle. For more check out the photos and summary and thanks again to Boba Binks for showing us the birth place of "You Rebel Scum"! If you are looking to purchase this item, you can find one right here. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2010 | 21:25 EST

Legacy/ Clone Wars: This new case assortment includes figures like Willrow Hood, a new versino of Zuckuss, a Bespin Wing Guard, a Concept Snowtrooper and more. We have the case of 12 listed at $99.99. We also have these assortments that include a number of old and new figures, like Clone Trooper Jek, Cad Bane, Matchstick, Yoda, Clone Commander Cody and more.

Hasbro Vehicles: This new assortment includes Obi-Wan on Freeco bike, Clone Scout with AT-RT, BARC Speeder with Commander COdy and Desert Sport Skiff with Anakin. You can pick up the case of 4 for $69.99, or you can pick your favorite singles, priced at $20.99 - $24.99 each.

Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant's latest addition to their line of Animated Maquettes is this version of Slave Leia as seen in "Return of the Jedi". They are also producing a bust based on KOTOR character Darth Revan.

Sideshow Collectibles: This diorama shows Princess Leia getting her revenge on crimelord Jabba the Hutt. Jabba's face is captured mid-choke, complete with tongue out, while Leia struggles against his bulk. This piece is listed at $209.99, $15 off the MSRP, and would be a great addition to any Star Wars collection. The Episode II Clone Trooper is now available as well.

Official Figurine Collection: The success of DeAgostini's line of Star Wars Vehicle lead figures has led to a new line, this time figurines of the characters. The first two entries are up for pre-order now.

R2-D2 Post Box: This cute new collectible is a 16 cm post box (mailbox) done up as R2-D2. This piece will look great on any collector's desk, and is listed at $38.99 with a February arrival date.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 January 2010 | 21:12 EST
Sandtrooper Starfox Reports:
Deep in the Heart of Texas!"Howdy Troopers! I found some new Clone Wars figures in Killeen, TX today at our ToysR'Us store. I have not heard of these being found yet, so I figured I'd share a few pics as well....these did not ring up in their computer either, so they ran them with the regular Legacy barcodes. These new figures have a special offer for a Nahdar Vebb exclusive figure. Good hunting....starfox signing out."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2010 | 19:52 EST
Update from the 501st Legion: 501st, R2-KT and Chewie are "Go" for Launch!
Big upps to NASA & the Legion!As the current NASA Space Shuttle program comes to a close, there's no better way to commemorate one of the final flights than with a contingent of 501st Stormtroopers, the pink astromech R2-KT and Chewbacca himself, Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. On March 18, 2010, STS-131 will launch from Florida's Kennedy Space Center carrying a photo of Mayhew as well as a Katie Johnson trading card to create awareness of pediatric cancer and the Legion's philanthropic causes. More specific information will be released as we approach the launch date. Let the countdown begin to another huge milestone in the history of Star Wars fandom! Make sure to jump into the forums to discuss the latest 501st Legion milestone! Big thanks to Dean P. for the heads up.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2010 | 16:15 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Yakface has the Platform!
Our friends at Yakface.com have just posted pictures of the Xanadu Blood and HMP (Heavy Missile Platform). Both of the new vehicles from the Clone Wars look pretty awesome, so head for the Sailbarge to take a closer look and get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2010 | 0:08 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Hawthorne Village #2
Anybody seen a hidden Rebel Base?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the second of four guides for the Star Wars Galactic Village collection from Hawthorne Village. The Hoth Rebel Base was a brilliant place for the Rebellion to take refuge, if only it hadn't been for those pesky Imperial Probe Droids! You can bet this one will be in high demand during the year of the Empire Strikes Back. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for showing us the location of the hidden Rebel Base! If you are looking to purchase this item, you can find one right here. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2010 | 0:07 EST
Update from Stylin' Online: Get Your Style On!
If you were looking for a little revamp to your Star Wars apparel, check out the new selection of t-shirts at Stylin' Online. They have just unloaded several new designs for the Something, Something, Something Dark Side episode and there are many other designs to choose from. There are also new hoodies, hats and many other lines to choose from if you just happen to have an interest other than Star Wars. For more, click below to browse the new products!


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Posted by: Boba Binks | 20 January 2010 | 0:02 EST
Area Report: The Jag-Smack Strikes Back!
Quit stealing toys, it's against the law.Well fellow Star Wars collectors in Indy. It looks like the West-side Galactic Thief has struck again. This time is at Target (W. 38th St). You can see here that the Battle For Endor has been tampered with. All the Ewok accessories were taken out and in its place a leg piece from a Build-a-Droid. Luke's Lightsaber is missing. The entire Ewok with the Glider has been taken out replaced with a different Ewok. If you see tampered with items such as this please bring it to the service desk and let them know about this. We do not need this in our community. If you can't afford to collect, then you should not.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 January 2010 | 0:00 EST
Update from EntertainmentEarth.com: Clearance Sale Extended!
There are many items that have been slashed for clearance at EntertainmentEarth.com. There are many new arrivals this week, including the Ultimate Quarter scale Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. They have also marked down prices on many Star Wars comic book titles, but there are too many to list. There are also reduced prices on many statues, busts and character keys, for more and to browse their selection, click below.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2010 | 15:50 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Galen Marek Surfaces!
Can you smell New York City?There was a great question asked from one of our glowing eyed allies via a Q & A session at theJawa.com. The team at Hasbro have posted a photo with the response on the round up on their website. You can bet fans will be ready to Unleash the Force with an all new Galen Marek! For more check out the latest and thanks to Yak Jayson for dropping word about the photo. Stop by the forums and sound off your thoughts on the latest.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2010 | 14:49 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Hawthorne Village #1
Let's get this party started!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the very first of four new guides for the Star Wars Galactic Village collection from Hawthorne Village. The iconic planet of Tatooine is the beginning for the series of ten, and the Mos Eisley Cantina is a great place to start. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for giving us the tour! If you are looking to purchase this item, you can find one right here. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 January 2010 | 10:39 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: R2-MK is Making Way
Get it at the house of Mouse!This Spring, Troopers who travel to Disney Parks in Florida and California will be able to score a exclusive new Hasbro astromech R2 unit. Only this time it's a classic Mickey Mouse colors! The new astromech, R2-MK, recently made a quick stop at Skywalker Ranch before heading to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California! It will come packed as a Hasbro action figure 2-pack along with Jedi Mickey and will retail for $18.95. For more check out the Official Site for the



Posted by: Boba Binks | 18 January 2010 | 7:50 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Stockpiling Arms for 2010
Learn how to make YOUR very own!As some of you may or may not know, I have been on a Star Wars blaster kick as of late. In December 2009 I finished my Tusken Raider Rifle and now after many months of slowly working on it I finished my Spacetrooper (BFG) Blaster. As I look at the finished Spacetrooper blaster and comparing it with the action figure from Hasbro, my blaster is about 2-inches too long but that is ok I guess. I was asked why am I making a Spacetrooper blaster? My answer is simply: I have not seen anyone make one before. I guess now it's time to start working on a new costume! I hope you enjoy the how-to steps and can find time to build one for yourself.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 January 2010 | 6:33 EST
Sandwatch Live: The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander
Check out our latest addition of Sandwatch Live as I review the Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander. Did you enjoy tracking this one down? Click below as I go over the GameStop and San Diego Comic-Con carded versions, along with commentary of the figure itself! Please rate and jump into our forums and discuss. United We're LIVE!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2010 | 14:39 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Running Wild once Again!
Real Troopers don't die, just multiply!Our forum member Hemble has done it once again in his latest work: Mandalorian Warrior. It makes you wonder what you could do with an AotC 12-inch Jango figure, scrap cloth from a WWII ammo bag and some paint. This might just be one of his greatest yet, even though the figure is a larger scale. You can bet this is the type of quality and craftsmanship you can expect to find in our community forums. For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your comments and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 January 2010 | 14:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Slides at JTA
Our good friend and ally Paul Harrison has sent word regarding more of what's to come from Hasbro in 2010. At this rate, we might be able to cancel the presentation! While many have sounded off and are skeptical about whether or not these slides are real, I think it'd take a real thinker to come up with their Marketing Path, and this does pretty much confirm their earlier story regarding a new AT-AT. For more on this, grab your pen and pad and head for the sanctuary of the Jedi Temple for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2010 | 14:43 EST
Affiliate Update: More New Clone Wars Reports!
Our good friends at Yakface.com are reporting a couple of new interesting tid-bits with some of the 2010 case breakdowns for vehicles. One of our favorite new bounty hunters is getting a new ship, and to see what else, head over to the boys on Jabba's Sailbarge for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2010 | 5:43 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Vehicle & Figure Repacks
More to come!?!We have an early morning sneak peek of several new repacks that are headed our way from the big H in the not too distant future. The Speeder Bike with Biker Scout, BARC Speeder & Commander Cody, AT-RT with ARF Trooper, and the STAP with Battle Droid are all repacks an do not seem to offer anything new but paint. Two of the four will be exclusive to Toys R Us and the International packaging on the AT-RT tells us the Galactic Hunt will be back on after taking a brief hiatus! For more check out the photo gallery of all four sets. Thanks again to our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources for the photos, United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2010 | 5:02 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
There are many new arrivals and pre-orders at Sideshow Collectibles. The latest diorama Princess Leia VS. Jabba the Hutt has sold out of the exclusive version but you can always get on the wait list. You can still place pre-order for the standard version of this most impressive piece. The 41st Elite Corps Coruscant Clone Trooper is also available and should be shipping second quarter of 2010. There are also many items up for second chance you might want to take advantage of. The Tusken Raider and Count Dooku Premium Format figures and the General Grievous and Bossk 1:1 life-sized busts are now available in limited quantity.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 January 2010 | 4:42 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Last Call for Wishful Drinking
Just ONE more day left!The one-woman show starring Carrie Fisher, "Wishful Drinking" will conclude it's run Sunday at Studio 54 in New York City. The adventure began in September 2009 and the Princess has completed nearly 150 shows. It's too bad this wasn't running another month, it would have been nice to taken in the show while in New York for Toy Fair! If you are in the New York area and are interested in catching the last performance check out their website for ticket information and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2010 | 23:36 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Sideshow is sold out of it. Stores just don't have it. But Brian's Toys does! We have recently restocked many of our Sideshow Collectibles items, new and old. Limited quantities are available. By that, we mean 1 or 2. So if you are collecting these articulated works of art, you better get on the move! Great news from the war front! Reports tell us our young men and women are fighting hard to bring you 2010 Clone Wars Waves 1 and 2. Expect these figures to ship out by Janurary 29th. For more of our great selection visit our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2010 | 4:06 EST
Update from StarWars.com: America's Next Top Star Wars Fan!
How about ol' Dirty?I got a pretty awesome surprise today while looking over the latest homing beacon from the official site. There is a feature on how much of a Star Wars fan Adrianne Curry is, both past and present. She has been on a terror since donning a Slave Leia costume at Chicago Comic-Con last summer, and I think some of you will recognize the ol' dirty Trooper she's featured with in the photo on this page. Read how her travels have brought her out to Trooperfest in Las Vegas recently with my good buddy TK 118 Tom Schaefer and much more in the two-page interview. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2010 | 3:02 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
There are several new items that have just arrived at StarWarsShop.com and many more available for pre-order. They have added many new items from Hasbro, Sideshow and Gentle Giant. Don't forget about the exclusive Jawa garden gnome, and perhaps he'll be just enough to make you think Spring! For more click below to browse their massive selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 January 2010 | 2:55 EST
Affliate Update: Hello Eric Walker!
The Original Mace of Star Wars!One of our old friends we've met on the convention circut, the original Mace in the Star Wars universe, dropped a line to say hello and wanted to pass along word on a couple of his upcoming projects. The first is new music CD from Eric Walker that is now available for download on itunes and amazon. It should be very interesting to Star Wars fans because it contains a song named Return to Endor. If any of you Troopers want to listen to it you can check out his MySpace page, and again it's available for download by going to itunes or amazon. I am also about a little more than half done on a book I have been writing "Growing Up on Skywalker Ranch", so stay tuned for info on when this will be available as well.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2010 | 21:08 EST

Winter Clearance Sale: We currently have over 1600 items in stock priced at 20% to 90% below our list pricing. 400 Items are priced at 50% to 90%. Here is a great chance to pick up some older and/or overstocked items at a significant
discount. Take a look through the sales menus.

R2-D2 VCD: This squat vinyl version of R2-D2 takes everything cute about the little droid and magnifies it. He wants to join your collection, and we have him listed at $65.99. Don't miss out on this 8" version of Sci-Fi's favorite droid.

Clone Trooper Bust Bank: Diamond Select's latest Star Wars Bust Bank is the Clone Trooper. This bank stands over 7" tall and is ready to guard your credits; we've got this piece priced at $17.99.

Legacy / Clone Wars: We've recently got a shipment in of the first wave of Star Wars Legacy Build-A-Droid figures. We have them in both regular and First Day Release stickered versions, and most are discounted as well - check out the available figures at the Legacy Build-A-Droid menu, and fill those holes in your collection, with some bargain prices.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2010 | 15:40 EST
Sandtroopers 2009: The Year in Photos
We have finally put together a small clip of some of the many highlights for me personally, yet there are quite a few that were added with a little help from my friends! Thanks again to all of our Sponsors, Affliates and most of all our loyal readers for your support. We look forward to 2010 and what a decade of Sandtroopers.com will bring! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 January 2010 | 15:40 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Retro Games go Mini!
Spoil your figures with game!Who could forget the vintage Star Wars sit-down arcade game from the late 80's? Now you can own a replica of those exact same arcade games for around $50, but you might need some really tiny quarters to play this game! Would you pay this kind of money for a 3 3/4 accessory? For more on this check out Technabob for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2010 | 19:15 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: How to Build a Lightsaber
Science Channel tonight has show called Sci Fi Science: How to Build a Light Saber. Dr Kaku will delves into the theories of building a real Build a Light Saber. He will talk with experts in electromagnetism and discuss with them on what is need for this weapon of a more civilized time. The show has 3D modeling of the mechanisms involved. Thanks again to Odiewan for the tip, and click below for a preview of the episode!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2010 | 1:01 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: George has "Crazy but Good" Idea
Crazy is fine, but will it be good?With the mild let down that Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was, it's pretty hard to look forward to another Indy film. However George Lucas has a "crazy but great" idea that has been confirmed by Harrison Ford. If it comes to fruition it has been reported by inthenews.com it is very likely we'll see a fifth installment in the series. Do you look forward to seeing Indy and Mutt back in action? For more on this check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 January 2010 | 0:31 EST
Collections Page Update: This Kid has it Where it Counts
The kid has a lotta heart, and toys too!We update our Collections Pages with an army that one of our young "yout" recruits is assembling. The strapping young lad is really working hard to live up to the name Clonewarskid and you can see by the forty one images in the new gallery that our S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier has just manufactuered for us. See the grand army by checking out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2010 | 6:51 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: X-Wing to be Shot Down!
Let me at it!Who could forget a few weeks back when Dustrho and I nearly destroyed his bunker field testing the RC Republic Gunship from Hasbro? It would be absolute mayhem if I could get at the yoke of this this RCX-4 helicopter that looks a whole lot like an X-Wing Fighter. An article at Gizmodo.au seems to think a lawsuit will keep this thing from ever getting off the ground. You can bet I wouldn't knock any of the fragile collectibles from shelves with on board gyro and simple controls that promise an easy flight! For more on this soon to be shot down X-Wing that will suffer "the same fate as Dak", check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2010 | 3:48 EST
Affiliate Update: Update from GameStop.com
There are several other hot titles in stock and shipping while we anxiously await Star Wars the Old Republic. Mass Effect 2 is priced at $49.99 and Final Fantasy XIII is $59.99. You can save 20% to 60% on, not a couple, not dozens, but hundreds of games. Also if you were looking to brush up on older Star Wars titles, they are priced starting at $14.99. Finally, don't forget to take advantage of FREE shipping on orders over $25. For more click below to check out the selection.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 January 2010 | 3:35 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: George can't Leave it Alone
For those of you still awestruck from your recent journey to Pandora in Avatar, the rumors continue to swirl that George Lucas will remake Star Wars: A New Hope in 3D with that same technology. An article at Wired.com has an unnamed source that says, “He is salivating at the opportunity to play with it again. This time the Death Star is really going to explode all over the audience and leave them gasping.” For more check out the entire list of fanboy favorites that are rumored for the 3D makeover and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 January 2010 | 14:09 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Enter Dromund Kaas
Bioware and LucasArts continue to tease us with the numerous clips that have been released for the Old Republic. This time we get to see a glimpse of Dromund Kaas, a planet almost completely forgotten for over a thousand years! For more click below to see the new footage.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2010 | 17:30 EST
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Mace Windu
This Party is just Starting!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the fourth Ultimate Quarter Scale figure to be released from Diamond Select. This party isn't over, in fact it is just getting started as Mace Windu has been added to our massive index of Sandwatch Guides. The likeness in incredible and if you'd rather your quarter scale line have the ability to walk and talk, this just might be for you! For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for including everything but the Coruscant alley where Master Windu's body was found! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2010 | 17:21 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Coming in Too Fast?
Why be just a Pilot when you can be a Fighter!While checking the incoming radar, I discovered this really cool TIE Fighter costume. Just when you thought those wings couldn't get any bigger! The blog at Waylou.com has given us a look at this unique design that I'm guessing a few of us might attempt this upcoming Halloween. Just make sure to watch your peripheral vision Troopers, perhaps a TIE Interceptor could give you a better line of sight? For more check out the latest for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2010 | 16:50 EST
Affiliate Update: Up to 60% Off!
ToysRUs.com is having a clearance sale right now and some items are up to 60% off! Although there wasn't too many Star Wars items on that list, you may want to check out some of the G.I. Joe inventory they've slashed prices on. There are other items in stock that may have been eluding you on the retail front as well. The Geonosis Assault Battle Pack and the Galactic Heroes Slave I are both in stock at this time, for more click below and browse the selection today!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 January 2010 | 16:49 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Toy Fair 2010 Slides Surface!
The team at Toyark.com have provided us with some advance intelligence featuring more photos from the Hasbro slide show that is weeks away. They have posted images of the new cardbacks and artwork from this year featuring Captain Rex. They have also shed some light on the new "vintage" assortment we heard about earlier this week. There are also details on the next mail-away figure to be found as well!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2010 | 20:57 EST
Year in Review 2009: Finally... I have Slept it Off!
The Saga Continues!We had quite an amazing year in 2009, so amazing in fact it took me an additional week to reflect, collect and transcribe a month-to-month breakdown of the events. We did our best to help out a couple of charity groups with our Make It Better Campaign, added our own reward program, attended several conventions, events and even a movie premier. Along the way we met several of the stars and for the second time in three years I got to hang out with George Lucas himself for a bit. We saw the debut of our new "Sandtrooper Battle Station" and with the help of all of you great Troopers had one of, if not the greatest year going into our tenth year of existence on the Internet. We thank each and every one of you and we look very much forward to the New Year that lies ahead. It was an incredible ride, and stay tuned for the Year in Photos but until then you can see how the unity spread by reading the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2010 | 20:48 EST
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con this February!
We're just over a month away until the next Steel City Con! There are many comic artists and illustrators that that will be in attendance. Celebrity guests include John Schneider, Mark Goddard, Jake Busey and many others that will soon be announced. We have no word yet on any Star Wars guests. The first 1,000 Attendees who buy a 3 - Day Pass will receive a goodie bag filled with toys and comics valued more than the price of the ticket. That's almost like getting in for free! For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2010 | 14:53 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Distance to Power Generator...
Oh hell yeah!It would appear one month and one week away, however the crew at JediTempleArchives have pretty much confirmed what we've been suspecting for quite some time. It appears a new AT-AT is on the horizon to help us celebrate the Empire Strikes Back. The product description pretty much confirms this rumor, but again nothing official until Toy Fair next month. For more check out the image posted at the Archives this morning for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2010 | 4:39 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Custom 5-inch Clone Commander Busts
Real Troopers don't die, just multiply!Our forum member Homer.Fett has been working on several custom Gentle Giant Classics busts for several weeks. We have put the bright lights on Commander Gree, Ponds and Sgt. Kano. We look forward to seeing "another four" that are on the way which will include Waxer and Boil getting into the mix. For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your comments and get the

Update: Homer.Fett has added a few photos of Waxer and Boost, and we'll update the gallery when there are a few more to add as he completes the new work.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 January 2010 | 0:59 EST
Dewback Preview: Free Wizard Event with Paid Subscription
YEE HAA Cowboy, let's Ride!For a limited time when you subscribe to Wizard or ToyFare Magazine you'll also get a free ticket to the Comic Con 2010 Wizard World Convention of your choice. Also, Back by popular demand Wizard World returns to Texas. The event will be held in Austin, TX on November 12-14th 2010. For more visit their website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 21:01 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Christopher Lee to Release Metal Album
Christopher Lee better known to Star Wars fans as Count Dooku will release an album titled "Charlemagne: By the Sword and Cross" on March 15. The website CD Insight.com has reported the 87 year-old Lee will rock our world. I have a hard time wrapping my head around this one. I know this sounds insane but I really have to say I can't wait to hear it. For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 15:43 EST
Dewback Preview & Poll: Best Hasbro Pack-In Ever?
Our forum member Jokabofe has put together a poll asking your thoughts what you think the best Hasbro pack-in ever is. A great call seeing as this topic got so much attention over this past weekend. We will present the results to Hasbro at Toy Fair this February so please get in on the action now! There are seven choices to choose from, visit our forums to cast your vote and sound off your thoughts on the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 10:57 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Maker on the Daily Show!
Check out the clip of the appearance yesterday on the Daily Show with John Stewart. You can hear a little bit of 411 on his new book called George Lucas's Blockbusting and so much more. Do you hate the Star Wars prequels? Blame your kids!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 9:19 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
Do you remember when the Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander was a hot trading commodity? Neither does StarWarsShop.com because now if you spend $40 you get the Commander for FREE! There are many new items in stock like the Clone Trooper bust bank, Imperial Officer Cap and the must-order "What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon" t-shirt! For more click below to start spending that Holiday loot.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 9:03 EST
Sandtrooper Deadhero reports: Bums on the Loose!
Old friend Reports Old Menace - Film at 11!Wal-Mart in La Grange (Hodgkins/Countryside Quarry) had the entire suite of Episode V build-a-droid basic figures today. The assortment is prepacked in end-cap POP displays of 12 figures each. Assortment contained Luke Snowspeeder gear, Joe Johnson Snowtrooper concept, unmasked AT-AT Driver, soft-goods Snowtrooper, R2-X2 astromech, black Cloud Car pilot, repack Bacara, and the Strawberry shake man - Willrow Hood. The end cap displays were also available in Saga Legends and Clone Wars assortments (Argyus et al), with 2 of 8 displays containing the build-a-droid assortment. Also, if you are already tired of re-gifted presents from the holidays, don't go to this particular store, as the droid factory packs on the shelves there are full of swapped Darktrooper imposter parts (from the older version figure) as well as replacement versions of Anakin and Boba Fett. And here I thought Dr. Cardbender was a menace!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 2:04 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Mark Hamill "Never" Asked?
No love for this Joker?I've been reflecting over 2009 and will soon be posting a Year in Review. One of those highlights last summer was meeting Mark Hamill for the very first time. Despite being in the greatest Star Wars films of all time, he has never been asked to do any of the voice acting for the many Star Wars video games that have come out over the years. The crew at Computers and Video Games.com have posted a small interview that asked him if he fancied relinquishing his role for a console release. He's done a great job doing voice acting for the Joker and maybe if LucasArts would get him back on the pay roll he wouldn't have to charge a hundred bucks for an autograph! For more check out their website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 January 2010 | 0:35 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Meet Jaing Skirata!
Real Troopers don't die, just multiply!Our forum member Jaing Skirata traveled to Phoenix, AZ this past weekend to attend the Fiesta Bowl parade and go to a Mandalorian bbq / photoshoot. He was kind enough to upload several photos of his completed Mandalorian costume. As many of you who do own and take part in Star Wars costuming, you know a costume is never complete. For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your comments and ask him how to build one yourself!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2010 | 21:44 EST

Grand Admiral Thrawn: This powerful later leader of the Empire (or a splinter of it) in the Expanded Universe has received his own 12" figure courtesy of Sideshow. This figure includes a full cloth costume with all sorts of details, along with a Ysalamir, a gun and a base. Show off your logic skills and pick this one up, priced at $77.99.

Commander Cody Legendary Scale Bust: This 18-inch tall Legendary Scale bust of Commander Cody has him in his dirtied yellow and white armor, clutching a hologram projector with a light-up hologram of Emperor Palpatine. We've got the Commander of the 212th Attack Battalion listed at $279.99, a savings of $20 off the MSRP.

Ray Park Autographs: Steiner Sports Memorabilia is releasing a line of autographed photographs signed by Ray Park. We have listed two different pictures with him as the Toad from X-Men, as well as two different Snake Eyes pictures from GI Joe: Rise of Cobra and three different pictures of Park as Darth Maul from the Star Wars Prequels, including a collage photograph. Each 8 x 10 photograph comes with a certificate of authenticity and each is listed at $39.99.

Clone Trooper Bust Bank: Diamond Select's latest Star Wars Bust Bank is the Clone Trooper. This bank stands over 7" tall and is ready to guard your credits; we've got this piece priced at $17.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2010 | 21:37 EST
Affliate Update: Collectors VS. Cancer at Yakface.com
The team at Yakface.com have put together a benefit called Collectors VS. Cancer and have a great customs contest for those who might be interested. These customs will be sold on ebay with all money going to the American Cancer Society via missionfish.org. For more check out their forums for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 January 2010 | 0:58 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Check out the New Bucket
Our forum member Walt Phenix Crowley has been hard at work on yet another Star Wars helmet, this time it's a Shepperton Stormtrooper bucket from A New Hope. You can bet that it is soon to be converted into a Sandtrooper. Click below to view his progress!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2010 | 9:48 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: How long could Luke survive?
You thought they smelled bad on the outside?It's that time of year in Chicago if you spit, you will likely feel the ice on your tongue as it leaves your mouth. The conditions are very Hoth-like and while trying to warm up today, this article at GeeksofDoom.com have posed the question: How long could Luke survive in the Tauntaun? You can bet hypothermia factoring in along with surviving the night in sub-zero temperature outside the Hoth rebel base are 725 to 1 would make this a feat in itself. There is also some great info in there that will inform you what kind of "cover" the new Tauntaun sleeping bag can provide! To see how much time Han would have check out their site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2010 | 9:18 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Last Stand at Benzin Plateau
Real Troopers don't die, just multiply!Our forum member Hemble has let his imagination run wild in his latest work: Last Stand at Benzin Plateau. With fingers in the air and the flag still waving, these Troopers pave the way with bodies as they surround a fallen comrade. No Troopers to be left behind and Empire before all else! For more check out the photo gallery and forums to sound off your comments and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 January 2010 | 9:17 EST
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 January 2010 | 2:16 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New "badges" are NOT what they seem!
It appears our report from New Years Day regarding the "badges" as new pack-ins might not be what we initially thought it was. Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a report that shows us exactly where these came from. Therefore chances are these will not be the new 2010 pack-ins, and I guess we can say that is GOOD news! For more check out Rebelscum for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 January 2010 | 2:12 EST
Sandtrooper Huskerrod Reports:
"I just got back from the San Jacinto, California Walmart clearance aisle, which is incidentally over near lawn and garden. They have the Walmart exclusive AT-ST marked down from $43.96 to $20.00. They had about 20 units remaining. They also had the Walmart exclusive Trooper and Dewback marked down from $30.00 to $15.00 with about five units on the shelf. Get out there and grab 'em up before they are gone."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 January 2010 | 17:16 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: What the ???
What is that?!We have been forwarded another image from our ever-reliable Gorkoracing that at this time has us a bit stumped. A giant Captain Rex with electronics maybe? One thing is for sure, it's pretty big! With a tape measure, it reminds me of the old Shogun Warriors minus the wheels on the bottom. I guess I'm really showing my age now! For more check the the forums and check out the five more of the "stinkin" badges! United We Find.

Update 1/4: We have learned from our friends at Banthaskull.com that this might be a part of the "Megabattler" assortment thanks to a Target Report they've just obtained.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 January 2010 | 0:10 EST
Sandtrooper Darth Doomy-Doom Reports:
"I hit some stores looking for a post-holiday clearance deal. I've seen reports of the Target Rancor going for $25, but I found mine for $35. Not bad, but I guess you need to shop around. More interestingly, I also found some basic figure two-packs at Target. They ring up at the price of a single figure. There were some Legends bundled, but I mostly found Cantina and ROTS wave bundles. Sweet deal. Keep your eyes open. United we find."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2010 | 19:28 EST
Affiliate Update: The Year We Make the Rest...
The team at JediTempleArchives.com have put together a nifty special report on what vintage figures have not been updated in the modern era. Check out the special report and enjoy the table they put together featuring comparisons and perhaps we can join them in a little unity to encourage Hasbro to make the rest this year! For more check out the full report.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2010 | 19:16 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New 2010 Pack-ins?
I'd rather have a Droid any day of the week!We have been forwarded several images from our good friend Gorkoracing that we suspect are the new pack-ins for basic 2010 Hasbro figures. I'm just not sure if the badges are half as cool as the Build-a-Droid concept. For more check the the forums and let us know your thoughts on this possible change.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2010 | 17:06 EST
Sandtrooper Scalperhunter1 Reports: Holy Clearance Troopers!
"Check out the clearance section at Toys R Us fellow troopers. This morning I found the Dagger Squadron B-Wing Fighter for $8.55. There was only one left so I snagged it and quick. Hopefully TRU will have some good deals for the rest of you. Happy New Year Troops!"


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 January 2010 | 16:42 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Happy New Year to everyone! We've had a great 2009 with many of you, and we have high hopes 2010 will be even better. To kick start your resolutions, we have tons of new Star Wars Vintage carded toys. The Commander Cody Sideshow 1:2 Bust is finally here and will make any geek quiver in its presence. Who you gonna call? Brian's Toys, because we have the Ghostbusters 6" Winston Zeddemore available! For more of our great selection visit our newsletter.