February 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 February 2008 | 2:06 EST
Images Reloaded: Wave II
Hey Troopers, the big H is going ballistic this year, as we've already had two updates to our 2008 Images Section in recent weeks. We have added the seven new Force Unleashed figures that have been in heavy anticipation since Toy Fair 2007! It's safe to say we are all going to love our video game systems a whole lot more this year. Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. They are now shipping waves one and two!

`08|#09 Imperial Evo Trooper™ with Flechette Launcher
`08|#10 Imperial Jumptrooper™ with Rail Detonator
`08|#11 Maris Brood™ with Lightsaber Tonfas
`08|#12 Battle-Damaged Darth Vader™ with Lightsaber
`08|#13 Rahm Kota™ with Lightsaber
`08|#14 Emperor's Shadow Guard™ with Staff
`08|#15 Juno Eclipse™ with Blaster Pistol

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 February 2008 | 22:26 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at we have just received the Palpatine/Darth Sidious 2-pack from Sideshow Collectibles. We also have a limited supply of the 501st Legion Clone Trooper helmet from Master Replicas. We also have just a few more of the R2-D2 Interactive Droid. Also this week: Revoltech, Halo, Robocop and much more! Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online anytime.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 February 2008 | 22:26 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: I can see Clearly now!
Hey Troops, our inspection of wave 7 continues with perhaps one figure that it's quite clear will become an instant pegwarmer. Hasbro has taken a shot at doing "spirit" figures in the past but is Anakin Skywalker's Spirit worth your hard earned dollar? Or would it be best to exercise patience and hold out for the clearance rack? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 February 2008 | 22:25 EST

2008 T.A.C.: The truck bringing these has just arrived, so these will still be listed as preorders on our website until early this evening when everything is checked in and begins processing. We have sets, singles, and cases in stock now. There are a variety of new figures, troop builders, and favorites included in these waves - take a look here - all pre-orders are now shipping!

Star Wars Chubby: Another round of Chubby figures is now up for pre-order at $11.99 each. Choose from: Stormtrooper, Ewoks, Jango, Luke, Pilots, and Princess Leia.

Gentle Giant: Another cool exclusive bust has finally arrived, the Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring balance and light up your mini-bust collection! This one priced at $54.99 is limited to 2000 pieces.

Kotobukiya: Another cool vinyl kit from Koto, the TIE Pilot is up for preorder at $84.99 and stands nearly 12-inches tall. A great addition to your Imperial army!

Indiana Jones ARTFX: Koto brings us a very cool statue/diorama of Indy as he escapes from the amazingly round boulder that chases him in the early scenes. This cool statue is listed at $15 under MSRP at $104.99.

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Posted by: Starfox | 28 February 2008 | 20:48 EST
Sandtrooper Customs Update: Siul for YOU!
Siul fer YOU Troopers!Our Customs Galleries are updated with the addition of forum member Siul_Fer_Nando. There is no doubt he puts a heavy amount of time into his custom work, as he's sent in a pretty impressive gallery of 12-inch figures. I simply can't get over his amazing display, he even beat Sideshow to a 1/6 scale Mara Jade! What can you say about that kind of creativity? Do you have new photos of your collection? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 February 2008 | 20:47 EST
Area Report: High Heat in Dead Winter
Real Men wear Pink!“Hey Troopers, a quick report from Central Texas. The Wal-Marts in Killeen and Copperas Cove both received the Force Unleashed wave today. Also on the pegs were Gree, Tri-droid and Kashyyyk Troopers. Also found was the AT-AP, blue Obi-Wan Fighter and Grievous Fighter. No more signs of the new Evolution packs yet, but fingers are crossed. That's all for now, Starfox signing off.”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 February 2008 | 20:46 EST
Sandtrooper Kevin Reports:
“I've been quiet with reports for a while because I have been posting in the forums a.k.a. Westampton Jedi. But today I spotted Wave 2 in Cherry Hill New Jersey (picked up Vader) and we got in wave 1 Target where I work. Looks like they are going to get them out and quicker than last year. Good Hunting!”


Posted by: Dave Castle | 27 February 2008 | 23:53 EST
Sandtrooper Bobafred Reports: STILL on the Hunt!
The S.C.A.L.P. SoCal Patrol!“Bobafred chiming in from the So Cali in the San Fernando valley. Just wanted to give you Troop's that are "still in-it to win-it". A heads up on the trickle down effect headed your way. Stay On Target the big Bull's Eye, for yesterday Tri-Droid wave (so frick-in Awssssome) hit, as well as the four new Evolution sets. My # 1-Favorite Sith Legacy, # 2- Madalorian Legacy, # 3-Sith Apprentice, # 4 Jedi Legacy. It took me by suprise but made my week, so stay in the hunt. For you truly need to lock on the new Sith pack. Keep our Sandtroopers Community rolling Troops, so sound-off. Bobfred still on the hunt!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 February 2008 | 23:42 EST
Ryder Windham Book Reading in Massachusets
Read All About It!Most “Star Wars” fans know that the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and other favorite characters did not end with the movies but have continued on in many books and comics. “Star Wars” author Ryder Windham has written more than 60 Star Wars books. His most recently published books are “The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader” and “Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force.” Windham will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Community Center, 346 Judson St. He will share his secrets of writing “Star Wars” stories with children and adults and will also read a chapter from an upcoming novel featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi. This free program, sponsored by The Friends of Tiverton Libraries, is open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit the Essex Public Library, 238 Highland Road, or call 401-625-6796, Ext. 14.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 February 2008 | 14:26 EST
Update from Gentle Giant:
Don't sleep!Gentle Giant has offered the Holographic Darth Maul Light-Up mini bust for purchase to premier guild members. There will be a one-week advance purchasing window starting today. This is not a raffle and is a first come, first serve basis. This item was exclusive to Star Wars: The Exhibition - Brussels (limited to 2500) and like most of their exclusives will not last long. Take advantage now while they are still available. Then make way to our community forums and discuss this item with other Troops!

Posted by: Josh | 26 February 2008 | 21:11 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session: Post Toy Fair Mayhem!
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe have resumed our Q & A Sessions with Hasbro this week (after a Toy Fair hangover) and we look forward to unloading a brand new salvo of questions with everything Toy Fair gave us to look at. What does it take to get a job at Hasbro? What about a behind the scenes tour? How far in advance do they start working on new figures? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also received a round for the Jawa.com which is just days away! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Login and leave your question in the forums.

Posted by: Josh | 26 February 2008 | 20:48 EST
Sideshow Diane Kamahele Auctions
For a friendSideshow Collectibles today with the help of Ebay have a few items up for auction. These items are raising money for the family of a former Sideshow employee. Sideshow has been taking donations through their site and have previously auctioned off some special items. In order to continue with helping the family members of their lost friend they are offering some very unique items to you the collector. Star Wars fans will be excited to see a Fauz Bronze version of the Duel of Fates Dio. Lord of the Rings, Marvel, and Terminator fans also have unique items in this auction. Please make sure you check out the auction to get all the information so you can possibly help out Diane's family.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 February 2008 | 16:25 EST
Sandwatch Gudies: Darth Maul Holo Bust Added
He will find your lost ship!Our Gentle Giant Mini-Bust Guide has been updated once again with one of the most feared Sith ever. Darth Maul makes another appearance with yet another exclusive from the folks at Gentle Giant. This exclusive is from The Exhibition in Brussels and has an edition size of 2500 pieces worldwide. Make sure you check out the simply amazing work by Boba Binks and then do what you can to add this piece to your collection!

Posted by: dustrho | 23 February 2008 | 15:59 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #451

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We will be receiving their shipment of 2008 Collection wave 1 and wave 2 carded figures in the middle of next week, and all pre-orders will begin processing. If you have not pre-ordered yet, do so now so that you can receive the figures before we sell out. Come check out our new inventory of Spider-Man CGC graded comics, including a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man's first appearance! Brian's Toys also has more Lego Star Wars in-stock so you can continue building your collection! Plenty of new Vintage Star Wars 20/21 backs are now available as well. For more of our great selection of collectibles from Star Wars to G.I. Joe, visit our website today.

Posted by: Josh | 22 February 2008 | 12:10 EST
More Video of "The Force Unleashed"
One bad-a@@ dude!If you are dying to see more of The Force Unleashed, then head over to Gamespot.com as they have a new movie trailer of this highly anticipated game. It's all new video footage of actual gameplay, so you won't want to miss this. It's by far one of the darkest Star Wars video games I've seen made yet, and this game is all about the Dark Side of the Force. Check out the clip here, and be sure to share your thoughts about this over in the forums.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 22 February 2008 | 11:14 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Second Chance Update
Sideshow collectibles announced that the Yoda vs Dooku Diorama has come back up on second chance. If you missed your chance to add one of the absolute coolest items in Sideshow's Star Wars line this is the time to not make this mistake again. Make sure click the banner below to be taken to Sideshow site where you can purchase this just amazing collectible!

Duel with Dooku' Diorama

Posted by: Dave Castle | 22 February 2008 | 11:08 EST
New Clone Wars New Revealed This Weekend at Wonder Con
Find out from Steve this weekend!The Official Site reports that Steve Sansweet will be on hand this weekend at the Wonder Con in San Francisco to reveal some new tidbits about the upcoming Star Wars Media Event "The Clone Wars". He will also be revealing some new tidbits about "The Force Unleashed" and even a little Indiana Jones news as well. Check out the story here. Saddle up those Dewbacks if you are in the SoCal area this weekend!

Posted by: dustrho | 22 February 2008 | 8:54 EST
Attending Wonder-Con this Weekend? Here's a List of Things Not to Miss
The Official Star Wars Blog has an interesting post today with a rundown of some events taking place at this weekend's Wonder Con, out in San Francisco. If you're headed out that way, you may want to check out the list. Sounds like there will be a ton of fun events coming up at this show.

Posted by: Josh | 21 February 2008 | 22:15 EST
Interview with Project Lead of "The Force Unleashed"
Haden Blackman, Project Lead for 'The Force Unleashed'Anyone who listens to podcasts offered by Apple's iTunes needs to check out one of the most recent ones from G4 (X-Play's Daily Video Podcast), as they sat down with the Project Lead of Lucasarts' upcoming game, The Force Unleashed. Haden Blackman (Project Lead) explains to G4 how the game has so many new technologies, which will be the future of Star Wars gaming for years to come. Some of the information is already known, but he does reveal a couple things you may not have heard of yet so it's definitely worth looking up in iTunes. The show to look for is titled "All Access: The Force Unleashed," was released on 2/20, and runs just over three minutes.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 February 2008 | 23:41 EST
Force Unleashed Vader Among Us
Force Unleashed Vader Among UsAs we know the Force Unleashed is among one game Star Wars fans are looking forward to. The same can be said for their Hasbro figure counterparts. Well, forum member gorkoracing has managed to snag himself the Force Unleashed Vader. This figure shows Vader like we've never seen him before! Vader is needless to say battle damaged and looking like he's in need of a repair. Make sure you check out the thread and talk about it with us in our forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 February 2008 | 23:39 EST
Sandwatch Guides: General Grievous' Starfighter
Abandon Ship!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with another of latest vehicles from the 2008 T.A.C. series. It is really hard to believe they didn't have General Grievous' Starfighter as part of the original Revenge of the Sith collection, but better late than never! With hidden weapon features and the ability to actually place a General Grievous inside, I have to say my initial thoughts are impressive! For more check out the short summary and nine photos of Grievous' Starfighter.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 February 2008 | 14:02 EST

75 now LIVE!: We have just launched a handy new feature that will show you the 75 most recently listed preorders, and 75 newest arrivals - listed in chronological order. We've created a new blue Latest Pre-orders button and green Newest Arrivals button on the top menu bar of the site. These would be great pages to bookmark if you'd like to stay on top of all the new items, so be sure to check the lists often so nothing is missed.

2008 T.A.C.: This shipment should be arriving in the next 2 - 5 days, we have cases, sets and singles available for just about everything from these two cool new waves.

Evolutions Wave II: This hugely popular line is now in stock in limited quantities. Get all four sets of wave 2 figures for just $89.99, or select them singly from $24.99+ each. The sets include the Fett, Jedi, and Sith Legacy, as well as Vader's Secret Apprentice.

R.A.H. Clone Trooper: Another highly accurate and detailed release from Medicom - this version of the Clone Trooper is up for preorder now at $10 off the MSRP at $139.99.

Sota Toys: We are very proud to offer you our latest exclusive from Sota Toys. The Black Cthulhu Statue is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide and sure to be a great investment piece due to its ultra-limited nature. We are already about 25% pre-sold on this item, so don't delay getting your orders in. The Black Cthulhu is priced at $249.99, or if you buy both the exclusive black version, and the normal green version, they are only $200 each - $399.99 for the pair.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 February 2008 | 21:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: AT-AP spotted Sir!
By the hair of a Wookiee chin!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated one of the latest vehicles to hit the streets and straight into your collections. Armed to the tooth and ready to take a bite is a sample of what is headed our way in 2008! Your Clone army will get another super-duper Wookiee scraper with the AT-AP (All Terrain Attack Pod). It's not much but enough to hold us over until the heavy artillery arrives! Keep it tuned in to the Sith Channel for other vehicles from this wave! United We Find.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 19 February 2008 | 15:54 EST
Operation Rumble: Help Darth Soundwave
Our collections threads have made way to a new recruit known to us as Darth Soundwave, a hardcore army builder. We were really impressed with his vast amount of Clone Troopers and couldn't help but to reach out to some of you to lend him a hand with a special project. He's hoping to create a video of custom Clone Troopers from all around the world. We've seen a lot of great customs out there and know people love to show them off. That's why we're looking for Troops to who would like to contribute to his video, please be sure to include your screen names featured so they can be featured in the clip. So if you can lend a hand send in your Clones to djsoundblaster@hotmail.com for submission or respond in this thread.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 February 2008 | 15:36 EST
New Sideshow Obi-Wan Armor Pics
Sideshow updates their production blog today with a sneak peek look at the new body type being used for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Armor 12" figure that goes on sale later this week. They also have a look at all the individual armor pieces removed from the figure. Inside info says this new Obi-Wan will get released at the same new price point as Gandalf and Indiana Jones - $90. Head on over to Sideshow's page and take a look!!

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 19 February 2008 | 8:50 EST
A Friendly Reminder: 10 days and Counting!
Get it in the Mail!We just wanted to put out a reminder to all of you loyal Troopers to get your Ultimate Galactic Hunt 2007 Redemption Certificates in the mail! With less than 10 days until the cut-off (February 29, 2008) we wanted to bring this to your attention in case you forgot to get yours in the mail. In past years Hasbro has extended the offer, but we can never take things for granted and this is definitely a case of being safe vs. sorry.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 18 February 2008 | 21:47 EST
Checklists Updated:

Here's a huge update to the checklists that cover all of the announced items that Hasbro made during Toy Fair 2008 in NYC. Items include The Clone Wars Line, The Legacy Line, Evolutions, Comic Packs, Order 66 Packs, Mighty Mugs, Galactic Heroes, and Droid Factory 2 Packs. If you missed any of our coverage, or have been living under a rock this past weekend then you better get caught up on how broke you will be this year. One of the "BIG" announcements is the new AT-TE Vehicle which is simply amazing.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 February 2008 | 9:06 EST
Hasbro Toy Fair Powerpoint Presentation Added
We now have the entire Hasbro Star Wars Powerpoint presentation added to our Toy Fair coverage for you viewing pleasure. There isn't much in there that wasn't covered in my report and photos, but you'll find a few interesting tidbits I'm sure. Check it out here.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 17 February 2008 | 21:40 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
The team at Sideshow is demonstrating Toy Fair 2008 online and while the news from yesterday didn't hold much for Star Wars collectors, the latest in the 12-inch line will get your attention for sure. The General Obi-Wan in Clone Armor was unveiled today, they are also taking pre-orders on the R.A.H. Episode II Clone Trooper! Also make sure to check out their new G.I. Joe 12-inch line, you will not be disappointed.

Obi-Wan in Armor - Clone Wars 12

Posted by: Dave Castle | 16 February 2008 | 23:46 EST
Diamond Select Introduces 18" Talking Figures
Diamond Select had several new 18" talking action figures on display today at Toy Fair, including ANH Obi-Wan, Hoth Han Solo, and Darth Maul! Each is 18" tall and has anywhere from 15 - 20 points of articulation. M.S.R.P. on these will be only $75! I also heard that a Darth Sidious, young Obi-Wan and Smuggler Han Solo will be available as well. No photography was allowed, but this Jedi Luke was shown in a magazine advertisement that I scanned. You can see the full scan (and read about some other Diamond Select items coming soon) in our forums. For more check out my complete report from day 2 and also hit the main coverage page for the photo galleries from Diamond, Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant and more!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 February 2008 | 21:23 EST
Super Limited Edition ACME Litho from Toy Fair
These super cool, super limited (only 200 pieces!) lithographs were given out today at the Hasbro showroom during Toy Fair. Want to know how you can own this one? Just keep an eye on our forums for all the details, and we'll let you know. And make sure to check out Well of the Souls for a chance to win an equally cool Indiana Jones lithograph, also limited to 200 pieces! What other websites are giving these away?

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 February 2008 | 18:49 EST
Dewback Patrol: Toy Fair NYC Hasbro Tour
Live from New York, it is Star Wars night!We take our first bite out of the Big Apple with our report from the ground floor of the Hasbro tour today. It appears we as collectors have quite a bit to look forward to this year. It seems like they are really going out of their way to please collectors and children alike. The line will take many turns this year and we look forward to sharing what we have learned so far today. For more check out the photos and report as well as our You Tube clip of the AT-TE, from Dave Castle who is in the Heart of N.Y.C.!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 February 2008 | 18:43 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #450

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This week at Brian's Toys, new 2008 Evolutions and Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Star fighter are now in-stock! For our collectors, we have TEN of the the Vintage Rare 3-Packs from the Imperial Set to the Droids Set. Sideshow's 12-inch Palpatine has finally arrived, which includes two figures, one Chancellor Palpatine and one Emperor. Looking to complete your Disney Star Tours collection? Stitch as Emperor is back in stock. For more great collectibles, visit our website today!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 February 2008 | 14:47 EST
Update from ACPin: Hoth Display
Hoth Display!Due to the great feedback on the first MOC that I've done for the LEGO store at Bridgewater Mall in New Jersey, I've been asked to build a new one to replace it. The theme this time is Hoth which many will recognize as a composite of previous scenes that I've done and this will be on for the next month or two.

Posted by: Starfox | 16 February 2008 | 13:27 EST
Toy Fair NYC: Preliminary Rumble
Keep it comin' DC!Reports are coming in right now from Toy Fair check out our forums for the updates that will be pouring in throughout the day. I've taken notes from our man on the scene and have transcribed what we have learned! Our team is en route to the showroom where they will be allowing photographs. No photos or any electronic equipment was allowed in to the presentation so we will have a delay in the visuals!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 February 2008 | 23:46 EST
Cloud City in the Big Apple:
Cloud City Airships to Float New Yorkers above Post-Apocolyptic Maelstrom was one persons vision, much resembling Lucas vision of Bespin. What if New York City were faced with disaster? That was the premise for a design competition that spawned this Cloud City idea by Studio Lindfors. It's one of the entries in the "What if New York City…" contest in which designers dreamed up temporary-housing concepts in the event of catastrophe. I'm thinking it might just be better to get out of town if havoc strikes, though I have to admit the concept images are outstanding. For more visit Dvice.com for visuals and the

Posted by: Dave Castle | 15 February 2008 | 14:56 EST
Find yourself at the Well!
With Toy Fair kicking off this weekend we’ve decided it’s time to launch another one of our side projects and a great addition to the Sandtrooper Entertainment Network. With all the great feelings coming back with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, we felt the need to assemble our own brand to help cover the line that is being picked up by nearly ever Star Wars licensee. Therefore our own Dave Castle has discovered an amazing new website here in the sand, with just the right souls! Welcome Well of the Souls.com to the Sandtrooper family!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 February 2008 | 11:04 EST
Han Solo Character Key now up for pre-order
The latest character key is available now for pre-order from Acme Archives Direct, expected to start shipping in March 2008. Limited to only 1000 total pieces worldwide, so get yours today and don't get left out in the carbon freeze! These are now available for order through CharacterKey.com. There is also a very limited supply remaining of the X-Wing Fighter Sketchplate in case any of you missed that one!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 February 2008 | 10:46 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Duel Obi-Wan vs. Anakin
If you're not with me, you are against me!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated another sandtastic diorama from Sideshow Collectibles. The Duel Obi-Wan vs. Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) captures one of the high points of the battle on Mustafar. For more check out the latest installment that will further temp you to the Dark Side. Thanks again for a great effort from Team Sandtrooper. If you are still searching for this piece it is now in stock at many of our great sponsors!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 February 2008 | 23:49 EST

2008 T.A.C.: Hasbro has just shipped out our entire order of the new wave 1 & 2 figures for 2008. We have cases, sets, and singles available for all the figures.

Evolutions Wave II: We anticipate these arriving in just a few days, pre-orders are available at $89.99 for the full set, and singles start at $24.99 each.

2008 Vehicles: The brand new General Grievous Starfighter and AT-AP have just landed. Each is in stock now for $29.99, and we also have the Blue Obi-Wan Kenobi Starfighter at $25.99. A case of 5 is also available at $109.99 - take a look at these great new vehicles here.

Family Guy Wobblers: The Blue Harvest crossover wobblers have just arrived. Darth Stewie, Quag-3PO, and Chewbrian are in stock at $9.99 each. Take a look at all these cool Funko items.

Elite Forces of the Republic: We have limited stock remaining of this great exclusive set, once these are gone we won't be able to restock until June. The Mandalorians and Omega Squad sets are available here at $69.99 for all 14 figures.

Titanium / Galactic Heroes: The second wave of Titanium figures has just arrived. We have sets, singles, and cases available. Hasbro included some desireable new figures in this wave. Waves 1 and 2 are now both in stock, we have cases and singles available - take a look at the full selection here.

Luke Episode VI Lilghtsaber: Limtied to only 1500 pieces from Master Replicas, this is the ultimate Return of the Jedi Saber. Luke has been through a lot at this point and his saber reflects that damage. In stock now at $15 under MSRP at $359.99.

Kubricks Series 9: Medicom continues this popular line of mini-figures with 6 new EpII figures including Yoda, Jango, Clone Trooper, Dooku, Anakin, and Obi-Wan. Boxes of 12 have been listed at $119.99, and master cases that should include any possible chase figures are $419.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 February 2008 | 22:08 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Mara Jade Lightsaber
That's Mrs. Skywalker to you Troops!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated tonight with the addition of the Mara Jade Signature Lightsaber from Master Replicas. From doing dirty work for Palpatine to becoming Mrs. Skywalker, the story of Mara Jade is quite intriguing for those of us who were not happy enough with the Ewoks dancing at the end of Return of the Jedi! For more check out the summary and 12 photos of one of the last Master Replicas items. United We Find!

Posted by: Josh | 13 February 2008 | 20:51 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
The new Clone Wars merchandise is up for pre-order including the exclusive new tee depicting clone trooper captain Rex in a bold circular blue/gray graphic. There is also a slick R2-DJ t-shirt as well as the new Indiana Jones 4 teaser poster! Don't forget to sign up for a Star Wars Hyperspace membership and get a 10% discount on select products at StarWarsShop.com. For more visit Star Wars Shop.com where you can save up to 60% on their latest sale.

StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 February 2008 | 8:55 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Duel with Dooku Added
Dueling with Dooku!The latest release from Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Diorama line has been added to our guides. The Duel with Dooku or Yoda vs. Dooku is a piece that should not be missed. Its not very often you get a chance to add a piece that reaches the level of excellence this piece does, and captures these to masters of the force to their respective "T". Make sure you check out the Yoda vs. Dooku guide and chat with us about it in our Forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 February 2008 | 20:20 EST
Clone Wars in Theatres & TV in 08:
A great idea!The rumor mill has once again proven to be correct. The Official site announced The Clone Wars will open in North American theaters Friday, August 15. International release dates will be announced soon. This is great news for those of us who thought the Star Wars big screen experience was over! Also the new Clone Wars merchandise is available for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com as well! For more check out the Official site for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 February 2008 | 20:07 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Attakus Sergeant and Sandtrooper Statues
Catch me ridin' dirty!Our Sandwatch Guides receive a massive update in the form of the Sandtrooper statues from Attakus America. Both pieces are amazing replications of the Sandtrooper and the Sergeant. Another interesting aspect of Attakus is the low numbers for their products. The Sandtrooper is just 1500, but the Sarge is limited to a mere 750 pieces worldwide. This is the first addition of any Attakus product to our massive guides and admittedly we are a little biased in our critique. Needless to say if you were leaning towards broadening your collecting horizons, the sky is the limit with this company. For more check out the brief summary and photos of both statues. Thanks again to Boba Binks for a big assist. United We Find!

Posted by: Starfox | 11 February 2008 | 20:06 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week we've received a ton of new product from Master Replicas including the 501st Legion Clone Trooper helmet and the Luke Skywalker V2 RotJ lightsaber, however we have a very low quantity of these items. Also shipping this week are the scaled replica helmets featuring Commander Gree, 501st Legion and Clonetrooper. Another hot new arrival is the exclusive Chewbacca Mynock Hunt mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Also this week: Harry Potter, Marvel Milestones and much more. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online anytime!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 February 2008 | 20:05 EST
Area Report: Both Barrels Blazing!
Real Men wear Pink!“Greetings from Texas fellow troopers. At the Wal-Mart in Killeen, TX this morning, I found several new items. The new Evolutions packs were out, 4 different ones to include the Fett Legacy, Sith Legacy, the Force Unleashed Apprentice and the Jedi one. Also at this same store was the newest wave of Mighty Muggs to include ROTS Obi Wan, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and Mace Windu. At the Harker Heights Wal-Mart there was the new wave of comic packs to include the Clone Commando/Super Battle Droid, the Mouse/Basso pack and the Lt Judland/Shan packs, plus a lot of the Wal-Mart exclusive comic packs still. No more signs of wave 1 figures those, they came and left in a hurry. Found several of the new titanium ships at Wal-Mart also, to include the AT-OT and several others, but I hate the price increase on these up to $6.76 now. That's all from central Texas, Starfox signing out.”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 February 2008 | 20:54 EST
Sandtrooper Clonewarskid Reports:
“Hey Troopers! This is Clonewarskid reporting in from Seaford, Long Island! Haven't reported in a while, but got great stuff here in New York. Went out with my dad this weekend and found a McQuarrie rebel trooper, as well as some shield Destroyer Droids and a Commander Cody transformers as well as the regular Transformers toys (I found a Decepticon Brawl), all from my local Toysrus. Well, this was because of my excellent report card grades and goes to show that if you want it, you have have to earn it. Clonewarskid, out!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 February 2008 | 5:47 EST
Samuel L. Jackson returning to Clone Wars series?
That's right mutha$%^$@#$!!With the hype swirling around the Clone Wars TV series is beginning to reach epic proportions, it appears our old friend Master Windu might be interested in a return to Star Wars, no matter what form it takes on. According to a blog published today LFL is interested as is Mr. Jackson. For this great news and more visit MTV Movie Blog for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 February 2008 | 19:13 EST
Images Reloaded: 2008 section LIVE!
Hey Troopers, it is hard to believe that wave one is upon us and we had to construct our 2008 Images Section a little early this year. As most of you can remember the first wave took a little more time to hit us last year. However it appears the new wave has shrunk a bit, as have the coin or any other pack-ins didn't seem to make it this year either! While this wave is not in stock just yet, but you can pre-order it as your first from our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club.

`08|#01 Obi-Wan Kenobi™ with Lightsaber
`08|#02 Darth Vader™ with Lightsaber
`08|#03 Commander Gree™ with Blaster Pistol
`08|#04 Kashyyyk Trooper™ with Blaster Rifle
`08|#05 Tri-Droid
`08|#06 2-1B Surgical Droid
`08|#07 Po Nudo
`08|#08 Mustafar Panning Droid™ with Platform

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 February 2008 | 19:12 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #449

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Check out Brian's Toys new Star Wars Lego items, which includes a giant Star Destroyer and tons of other vehicles! For new items this week we have the Maste Replicas 501st Legion Special Ops helmet, an awesome replication of a battle damaged Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith. Now in stock is the final Master Replicas Star Wars item, the limited edition Luke Skywalker Jedi lightsaber hilt from Return of the Jedi. For more great collectibles from Star Wars to G.I. Joe, visit our website today!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 February 2008 | 19:12 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Comic Packs Wave V
Going Undercover!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with wave five of the comic booak 2-packs. The wave is made up of Lieutenant Jundland (Luke Skywalker) & Deena Shan, Mouse & Basso (in Stormtrooper Disguise) and Clone Commando & Super Battle Droid. The Expanded Universe continues to flex the force as you'll see in the latest wave. Be on the lookout for the this set that is hitting retail at this time. United We Find!

Posted by: Dave Castle | 8 February 2008 | 13:03 EST

Clearance Sale: We've slashed prices on 200 more overstocked and older items and we've also left the previous 200 item sale running, so there are now 400 items with discounts averaging 50% to 75% off or more. The new batch features a wide variety of items including Sports Picks, Star Wars, Cars, Spider-Man, Transformers, Imports, Titanium, Gentle Giant and much more. Just take a look at the home page for 4 new lists of 50 clearance items each.

Ebay Auction: A wide variety of fairly high-end items that were returned to us as damaged or defective are now up on ebay in one huge lot. The original retail value of these items was about $15,000 - bidding is currently just over $2200. This is a great lot for kit-bashers, resellers, or anyone interested in fixing up two pallets worth defective items. The auction ends Sunday evening.

Evolutions Wave II: All 4 of the brand new Evolutions packs should be here in roughly 10 days. Sets of 4 are still available at $89.99 and we have single packs up for preorder as well.

Elite Forces of the Republic: These are roughly 1 week out, once they sell out it will be months before we can get more. Reserve yours now at $69.99 per set.

T.A.C.Vehicles: The new Grievous Starfighter and AT-AP have just shipped and will be arriving in under a week - preorders are open now for these awesome new items.

Chewbacca Exclusive: This Previews Exclusive is limited to only 2500 pieces - it features Chewy wearing a respirator mask and wielding his crossboy - available now at $52.99.

G.I. Joe: We've just received shipments of all three of the most recent waves of single carded figures. We have cases of all available for $47.99 to $49.99. Single figures and sets are available for some waves as well. This link brings you to the Wave 6 case - just hit the single figures link on the menu bar to see the rest.

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Posted by: Dave Castle | 8 February 2008 | 13:02 EST
Obi-Wan in Clone Armor minibust - rumor no more!!
For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece... until now!

Gentle Giant is excited to announce the Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust, a companion piece to the similarly named statue released in January 2007.

We’ve taken one of the greatest Jedi Master’s out of the movies and transplanted him into an outfit he was only seen in, in the world of the animated Clone Wars series. Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust has a total edition size of 5000 pieces and stands 6.5 inches tall and 7.5inches tall with lightsaber. You can read more about this bust, and see a larger picture, in our forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 February 2008 | 22:17 EST
Hasbro Announces Play Rewards
Hasbro announces new "Play Rewards" program, giving you up to $50 back just for buying Hasbro products. And of course, Star Wars is one of the qualifying products. Read all the details here at Hasbro's site, and then make sure to check out the discussion in our forums and let us know what you think.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 February 2008 | 22:12 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Mighy Muggs Wave I
Prepare to get Mugged!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first wave of Mighty Muggs. The onslaught of Star Wars collectibles continues in 2008 and they did a pretty good job selecting the first group of 100% awesome to fill up that extra shelf space we didn't have! Enjoy the first six characters in the series, United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 February 2008 | 11:49 EST
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
This week we are extending our winter sale into February. Everything in our inventory is 20-25% off! We have the exclusive Ultimate Battlepacks – both Hoth and Endor. We have the latest Gentle Giant mini-busts, including the Royal Guard Set! Our entire Attakus inventory, even massive pieces like the Darth Vader II, Sandtroopers and General Grievous has been slashed to move. We will also count any February orders on our upcoming Giveaway. Stay on target and head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. today!

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Posted by: Starfox | 7 February 2008 | 11:24 EST
New TFU video: All about the Game!
Can you feel what the Force is Cookin?The highly anticipated and delayed video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has not lost any steam as a result of the team making Digital Molecular Matter and Euphoria platforms work together properly these past months. The latest video in Vanity Fair magazine has given us just another teaser to try to take away the feelings of the extended wait. There is also a great article entitled the game has changed, that is worth the read as well. Thanks again to our S.C.A.L.P. crew for picking this one up, as Vanity Fair usually isn’t on our surf list!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 February 2008 | 22:14 EST
Pepper for My Tauntaun:
R2-D2 is now starring in his most important role ever, a peppermill. The projector, soy sauce dispenser and mailboxes have nothing on R2's latest job, which is too keep your food nice and seasoned with pepper. This R2-D2 isn't some run-of-the-mill pepper shaker, either. He is a full-blown pepper grinding mill. Pop some fresh pepper, spin R2's head and out comes fresh pepper from his posterior-area. Usually after you order your salad of Dagobah greens a Wookiee will come around and offer you some fresh ground pepper from one of these handy droid-based mills. Word to the wise... never refuse a Wookiee! The R2-D2 peppermill is available for $20. For more details and ordering, check out Thinkgeek.com for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 February 2008 | 23:36 EST
Will you buy my... Star Wars Valentine?
The Force Among Us continues to break the stereotypes that are all too often related to Star Wars fans by celebrating the romance of Valentines Day. Star Wars fans that order The Force Among Us by Valentines day will get a FREE autographed 4X6 TFAU exclusive "Valentine themed" photo of the beautiful Cortney Macht, Writer and Producer of the highly acclaimed documentary The Force Among Us. And if that’s not enough to get excited about - The Force Among Us will be shipped free (worldwide) until Valentines Day!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 February 2008 | 23:12 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've a ton of new arrivals including the Master Replicas Boba Fett LE helmet, AOTC Obi-Wan mini lightsaber, Mace & Anakin gold mini lightsabers, Danbury Mint Star Wars chess set. Plus 17 new Hasbro toys including the deluxe lightsaber & Mighty Muggs are 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 | 4 February 2008 | 23:12 EST
Dewback Preview: Collectormania in the U.K.!
This IS the Sandtrooper you're looking for!Our good friend Anthony Forrest wanted to send word to our overseas S.C.A.L.P. Troopers that he'll be attending the mega-event Collectormania 13. While he won't have the cover of the Sandtrooper bunker, he's looking forward to a return to the U.K.! Set your sights on May 2-5 in Milton Keynes, England. The guest list continues to soar as over twenty-five guests have been added for the show. We encourage any Troopers in the area to drop by and visit the man who was the first ever to be mind-tricked and a true Sandtrooper icon! Plan your journey with other Troopers in our event planning thread.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 4 February 2008 | 21:12 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week we've just received the Clone Trooper scaled helmet from Master Replicas. The latest collection of Star Wars Mighty Muggs has also just arrived. Choose from Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and Han Solo. We also have complete sets available. Also this week: Gundam, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and much more. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online anytime!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 February 2008 | 22:07 EST
Clone Wars packaging revealed
The Official Site unveils the new packaging for The Clone Wars collection! From the story: This July, as the world breathlessly awaits the release of the new CG animated Clone Wars series, fans and collectors will get an eyeful of all-new packaging for scores of Clone Wars products soon to be lining store shelves. Scheduled to hit stores starting July 26! More pictures and the full story at the link above.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 February 2008 | 15:51 EST
Update from ACPin: Jabba's Steampunk Barge
Tantive IV Boarded!Here's the latest update on a new creation for the FBTB Steam Wars Contest loosely based from the initial concept sketches of Jabba's Sail Barge. It's also been featured in Gizmodo.com. Check out the 30 plus photos and initial concept sketches!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 February 2008 | 15:02 EST
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“Hey I scored big time at the Super Wal-Mart in Fishkill, N.Y. They have the 2008 wave 1 in stock I grabbed 1 Obi-Wan, 1 Anakin, 1 Commander Gree, 1 2-1B medical droid and 1 lava panning droid. They also had the tri-droid and Po Noodu, but no Kashyykk troopers. Really wanted that one so I could call wave 1 a wrap for my collection till next month when The Force Unleashed #12 battle damaged Darth Vader comes out (need 2 of those)! They also had the TFU lightsaber and about 5 Sandtroopers evolutions on the shelf. That’s all for now. United we find and happy hunting!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 February 2008 | 13:55 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #448

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We've reduced prices on some of our hottest F/X Lightsabers. Darth Vader ANH and Luke Skywalker ANH F/X sabers are now $89.99, Yoda $79.99! Several 2008 items will be arriving soon, which include the Obi-Wan Blue Starfighter and AT-AP Walker vehicles. Place your pre-orders now. We've also received one of the most sought-after Star Wars collectibles, a vintage double-telescoping Ben Kenobi figure, AFA graded 75! Finally, Masters of the Universe exclusive King Randor NECA statue is in stock. For more great collectibles, check out our website for the latest Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and more!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 February 2008 | 17:42 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report for February. Target (Gurnee, IL) has Wave 7.5 figures in stock while TRU (Gurnee, IL) has Wave 8 in stock minus the McRebel figure. Earlier in the week I checked the Wal-Mart’s in Round Lake & Antioch where they both had Wave 7.5 figures in stock. I've also been spotting The Force Unleashed Legos & Indiana Jones Legos at the stores as well. No sign of the 2008 figures yet. That's all for now. United We Find!”