November 2006

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2006 | 17:32 EST
Update from
Put your favorite Star Wars character on any wall. Just peel & place! New, larger than life high quality vinyl wall graphics from Fathead! Put your Fathead up whenever, wherever in your home, dorm room or office. Fathead's special low tack adhesive sticks to any smooth surface, allowing for easy installation. Pre-order today, select 2 Day or Overnight shipping to get your Fathead in time for the holiday. - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2006 | 17:31 EST
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“I went to one of the Target stores here today in Memphis, TN at lunch and they had 17 count 'em 17 Imperial Shuttles at $59.99 and the Mace Windu Battle Packs. I still cant find the Modal Nodes tins at any Wal-Mart stores around the hunt continues.”

Posted by: Starfox | 30 November 2006 | 10:11 EST
Area Report: Orange price tag Alert!
Real Men wear Pink!“Just a quick update from central Texas, the north wind blew in today and it's only 27 degrees after being 80 all week. But with the bad weather, came Target clearance sales, not sure if this is local but check your Target today! These prices are hotter than Tony Romo and I can't see the Speeders not flying away. It was marked down to $20 and Kit Fisto Fighter marked down to $13.98...that's all from here, Starfox signing out...”

Posted by: Dave Castle | 29 November 2006 | 22:02 EST
Want To Be In A Star Wars Documentary?
If there are fans 18 years of age or older, or younger fans accompanied by their parents, who wish to be uncompensated extras in a documentary entitled "The Force Among Us", written, produced, and directed by Chris and Courtney Macht, and to be possibly interviewed for the documentary, the filmmakers ask that you contact them before 8PM this Friday, December 1, 2006, at The filming is this weekend at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois. The documentary presents a positive view of the variety of Star Wars fans.

Thanks to forum member scalperhunter1 for this bit of news.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2006 | 10:30 EST
Why you no Good rappin' Nerf-Herder!
There is a very sweet contest running at for those of you Troopers who are aspiring filmmakers. To apply, just film a video application up to one minute of yourself. Each video must include an answer to six simple Star Wars questions. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 3-day/2-night trip to the Kennedy Space Center. Visit for additional information regarding entry as well as the other prizes.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 29 November 2006 | 10:20 EST
Feel the Force: Star Wars Auction Items
Joseph Maddalena and his internationally renowned Profiles in History, the number one company in the world for live and simultaneous Internet memorabilia auctions will be in full swing on Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15 with over 3 million dollars worth of exclusive TV and movie memorabilia (over 900 items) to be auctioned off. Some of the items that will be included in the auction are: R2-D2's dome "head" used by Kenny Baker in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and "The Phantom Menace" (est. $100,000 - 150,000), C-3PO's head used in Luke's landspeeder scenes in "Star Wars." (1977) (Est. $40,000 - 60,000), and Luke Skywalker's Tatooine long rifle from "Star Wars" (1977) (est. $60,000 - 80,000). To check the official word and other TV and Movie items click here.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 28 November 2006 | 19:00 EST
Lucas Stormtrooper Redemption Time Running Out!
Don't Forget!Just wanted to remind everyone that November 30th is the last day to send in for your exclusive UGH Lucas Stormtrooper. All you need to do is get any 5 stickers associated with the 5 VOTC Figures released this year (Bikerscout, X-Wing Luke, Endor Han Solo, Tusken Raider, or Greedo) attach them to the order form, along with a check or money order and send it in. According to Hasbro, the forms must be post marked by November 30th, 2006 and received by December 31st, 2006 to still be able to receive your figure. What are waiting for? Get moving Troops!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2006 | 23:57 EST
Update from
We’re pleased to report the new Imperial Shuttles are close at hand. They are clearing customs and we will ship them to you before 10th December! We've the Super Deformed TIE Fighter Pilot in stock this week and Hasbro Saga Wave 9. We also have the hot new French Exclusive Clone Trooper. Please visit our website for details.

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Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 27 November 2006 | 17:52 EST
Star Wars: Legacy #6
Star Wars: Legacy #6Be sure to swing by your local comic shop Wednesday to pick up the 6th issue in the exciting Star Wars: Legacy series from Dark Horse Comics! What is in store for Cade Skywalker and his band of bounty hunters? Who will make an appearance this time? More importantly, what will Cade's partners do now that they know he's a Jedi? Grab Star Wars: Legacy #6 this week and find out these answers and more questions!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2006 | 8:31 EST
Sandtrooper Darth Garr Reports:
“I had a great run this week in the little town of St. Joseph. Found my Target Mace's Battalion battle pack. I stopped at N Belt Wal-Mart & found the Return of the Jedi & Empire strikes back tins & 1 Luke & Lando Galactic Heroes figs. Then went to S Belt Wal-Mart & could not believe my eyes, I looked down & saw 12 Cantina Tins. Got one, and I'm going to go back & get my opener next time. Still looking for A New Hope tin. Take care & MTFBWY!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2006 | 8:30 EST
Sandtroooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
Is Hasbro still making this?“Hey Troopers, I went to Wal-Mart before I went to work and scored the Cantina Band tin. As rehashes go, this is a pretty cool set. Also, I went to Target on University Drive in Huntsville, AL after I got off work and found several Imperial Shuttles stacked on two and a half pallets. There were a good number of them left. If you live in my area, get them while they're hot.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2006 | 8:27 EST
Sandtrooper A-Rod Reports:
“Hey Troopers this Thanksgiving weekend was great at the Wal-Mart in Crystal Lake, IL finally had the Endor/Naboo wave. The Wal-Mart in DeKalb had the tins and all 3 Battlepacks. Both Wal-Mart’s also had the new spring-loaded lightsabers.”

Posted by: Dave Castle | 26 November 2006 | 22:02 EST
New Galactic Heroes Coming Soon
Hasbro updates with some images of upcoming Galactic Heroes figures we can expect to see soon. New 2-packs include Clone Wars Obi-Wan & Durge, Hammerhead & Figrin D'An, and Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker & ROTS Clone Trooper. Click the links for more info & pictures.

Posted by: dustrho | 26 November 2006 | 16:22 EST
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers! It's been a nice four-day weekend for me, and finally the day has come when I was able to score the new Imperial Shuttle at Target. I was at the Target in Plainfield just after 8:00am, and I felt like a kid waiting to open up their presents on Christmas morning. I was incredibly anxious since I never owned the shuttle in my entire life, and this was one item I wasn't going to miss out on. Thank the Maker that there were more than ten shuttles when I marched into the store, because I wouldn't have been a happy trooper otherwise. So, for $60 I was able to bring home that bad boy, plus a couple other items that aren't even worth mentioning because that shuttle was definitely the highlight of my Thanksgiving break. United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2006 | 23:37 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Not much of a Shock!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated and I decided it was time to face Vader. It's been nearly seven years since we've seen a version like Darth Vader - Battle of Endor. The crew at the Big H did make some changes but was it enough to sway my armored fist? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2006 | 22:45 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has the following new items this week.

New Commemorative Tin Collection:
Cantina Band

New Pre-Order:
Princess Leia Bust - SAVE $10.00
Roron Corobb Maquette - SAVE $15.00
Back in Stock Battlepacks:
Mace Windu's - Attack Battallion
Sith Lord Attack
Battle of Sarlacc
Jedi vs. Sidious

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 November 2006 | 18:25 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking preorders on Asajj Ventress Sideshow 12-inch figure. Jedi force Playskool X-wing Fighter, Saga 2 wave 7 figures, Luke ANH & Darth Tyrannus gold mini lightsabers; Holiday droids, Jawas & Darth Vader ornaments, animated Leia maquette in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 November 2006 | 18:24 EST
Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
The First Lady of!“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Luck was on my side at the beginning of the week. I was able to score the Shuttle using the DCPI number. Upon going by another Target, they had about 12 Shuttles sitting on the over stock shelves above the action figures. But when I went back by the same Target with the 12 Shuttles on Wed night, they had all been pulled. Some Targets have done their resets with an end cap displaying the GH Cinema sets, Commemorative Tins, and Mace battlepacks. The only new items I have found at Wal-Mart is the Titanium Vehicle wave with the Tiger Deco Arc-170. TRU also has the GH Cinema sets and the Tins. Lastly, I have an extra Shocktrooper mini bust that I am looking to trade for the Emperor mini bust. Happy hunting this Black Weekend.”

Posted by: Josh | 23 November 2006 | 20:11 EST
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Saturday!
Don't forget that this Saturday Sideshow Collectibles will have several sold out 12" Figures up for sale on a Second Chance Sale!! Now, if you missed it the first time this is your time to make up for missing it. So be around your computer on Saturday to make sure you don't miss it!! Tomorrow SS will also be having it's black and white Friday where they will have some Marvel items if you're into that. All you need to know is here in this week's newsletter.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2006 | 17:41 EST
New Sponsor Added: Welcome White Wizard Toys!
Come check out the GRAND Opening!Greetings from the White Wizard! Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our Chicagoland store, located at 171 W. Golf Road in Schaumburg, IL (just 5 minutes west of Woodfield Shopping Center). For those of you who live a bit farther away, you can always shop online. For the month of November, we are featuring the Darth Maul FALL COLLECTION, which is an EXTRA 10% OFF our already discounted prices on all Darth Maul-related merchandise. Don't forget to pre-order the new Gentle Giant Darth Maul Mini Bust! You can reach us at, or toll free at (877) 4-WWToys. We are an authorized retailer of Sideshow Collectibles, Master Replicas, Hasbro, Rubies Costumes and much more!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2006 | 17:41 EST
Sandtrooper Eric Reports:
“I found the Modal Nodes Wal-Mart set today, Thanksgiving, at store 0328. The set’s number is 065356919538 and cost $26.84. My local Wal-Mart is a Supercenter and I can’t wait to open this set up today. Good luck for you Troopers, and hopefully this is music to your ears!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2006 | 12:06 EST

20% Off Sale: Our Thanksgiving sale will end at 8:00 PM Central Time on Friday 11/24 - be sure to take advantage of the savings on all older retail & vintage items soon!

VCD Clone Trooper: Another fresh new item from Medicom, the VCD Clone Trooper has an oversized head and an imported feel to it - in stock now at $59.99.

C-3PO & R2-D2 Model Kit: Another high end model kit from Kotobukiya. We have this new set listed at $25 below MSRP - $124.99. It comes packed in a very large window box and is a great looking set overall. The Yoda, Princess Leia and other kits are also in stock.

G.I. Joe: The Life Size Swords of Snake Eyes & Stormshadow are back in stock for $174.99, give the gift of ninja weapons this year.

Marvel Legends: The latest set of ML figures includes the build-a-figure pieces to form a very cool Modok figure. The set of six includes one each of Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, Wasp, Beta Ray Bill, Thorbuster Iron Man, and Captain Marvel - in stock now for $59.99!

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: Kubricks Wave 7 set, the all-new GWAR action figures from Shocker Toys don't forget to check out the Transformers Classics Optimus Prime & Megatron!

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Posted by: Dave Castle | 23 November 2006 | 2:29 EST
ACME/Sideshow Kit Fisto Key Cel Available Now
Just a quick heads up that the latest Key Cel from ACME & Sideshow is now available for pre-ordering here. Limited Edition of 1250 pieces, so act fast if you want one. And who doesn't?

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2006 | 23:25 EST
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“Just wanted to let you know that in the Wal-Mart after Thanksgiving flyer in the early bird specials. The have their exclusive DVD with comic book adaptation of Episodes IV, V and VI on sale for $9.74 each. So if you didn't buy it like me because it wasn't a great enough deal at $20 each then now is your chance.”

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 22 November 2006 | 10:26 EST
George Strikes Back!
Giving back is a MUST!To help his alumni at the University of California build a 137,000-square-foot school for cinematic arts and to support the school's endowment, George Lucas donated a $175 million dollar gift. The money will convince academia to take the cinematic arts more seriously. "Film is history. How can that not be an important part of society?" asks Lucas. What a way to give back, and to never forget where you come from. There is quite a list of big spenders you might want to read about, plus many more extraordinary gifts.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 22 November 2006 | 10:26 EST
From Star Wars to NBC's Heroes:
Proud as a Peacock!Masi Oka play's Hiro Nakamura (a time and space traveler) on the smash hit show Hereos', but did you know he has ties to the ole' flannel one. That's right, the 1997 Brown University Graduate created special effects for Industrial Light & Magic for all of the Star Wars prequels as well as for The Perfect Storm and Pirates of the Caribbean, and he still is a consultant a few days of the week. Born in Tokyo in 1974 he came to the US with his mother at the age of 6 and he kept up on Japanese language and culture via manga comic books and videotaped game and variety shows sent by his grandmother in Japan. Masi is no stranger to the silver screen. He has been in several roles including scenes in Along Came Polly and Austin Powers Goldmember, as well as TV appearances on Without a Trace, Will & Grace and Gilmore Girls, and on Scrubs where he got his first break in a recurring role as Franklyn. For more visit U.S.A. Today for the complete story.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 22 November 2006 | 10:26 EST
Family Guy to use the Force:
Keeping it in the family!Recently at Rutgers College, Mike Henry a supervising producer, writer and regular voice actor on the show Family Guy spoke to a small group and gave an inside look at the show's new season. He revealed that they are doing a parody of "Star Wars: A New Hope," which will be a one-hour special, and they will also be writing parodies of episodes five (The Empire Strikes Back) and six (Return of the Jedi). I don't know about you but I love this show and can't wait to see their take on these classic movies. Check out the complete details for more info on this story.

Posted by: Reconsgt | 21 November 2006 | 22:03 EST
Lego Star Wars commercial wins international Davey animation award
Got game?Lego saber fight garners Brain Zoo Studios their second Davey award in as many years. This years saber fight between Luke and Vader for the Lego Star Wars video games was a play towards the original saber fight over 20 years go and netted the Silver Award for Animation. For more info on the Davey award or Brain Zoo Studios visit the full story here.

Posted by: Starfox | 21 November 2006 | 21:57 EST
LucasArts to do Roller Coasters:
STILL cheaper than Six Flags!What in the world of Star Wars is Thrillville? It's one of the new games designed by our favorite publisher LucasArts and it branches out and away from the other titles we have come to expect from LucasArts.... if you liked Roller Coaster tycoon 3, well then sit back, buckle up and ride, because there's more to Lucas than just Star Wars! For more catch the full story about the new attraction!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2006 | 19:24 EST
Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
S.C.A.L.P. Elite Forces“Hi Troopers. From reading the forums, it seems like some of you are having a hard time finding the Endor/Naboo wave. Well, visit to where the entire wave (including both versions of the Endor Rebel Trooper) are on sale for $6.99 per figure. Have a good Thanksgiving and good luck hunting on Black Friday. I'll be up early to find myself a Target Imperial Shuttle. -Trooper Jon out.!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2006 | 19:21 EST
Sandtroooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
Is Hasbro still making this?“Hey fellow troopers, on my way home from my rounds I decided to go to the 2 Target locations near Huntsville, Alabama. They didn't have anything new but on a hunch I went to the service desk and had them run the DCPI 087-06-0483 for the shuttle just to see if they had it. They in fact had 40 of them in the back. The lady from toys came and confirmed it. However she couldn't go into the back to pull one from me since it was going to be put out on the 25th or the 26th. I was going to get one for a fellow collector. Unfortunately some Target is very stingy when it comes to rest dates.I saw other sites are reporting it's hitting the streets so be on the lookout if you're looking!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2006 | 0:00 EST
Dewback Patrol: Boston Supermegafest
Roll with the Patrol!This past weekend the Boston Supermegafest was held in Framington, MA and our S.C.A.L.P. team has put together a report and photos from Saturday at the event. A few of our own even managed to get together for a little Unity and brotherhood. For more check out the full story from this past Saturday!

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 20 November 2006 | 21:30 EST
Darkside of the Orchestra:
The only orchestra we can handle!Saturday night was the first concert of the season for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and they sold over 1,700 tickets (the first time in over 5 years for an indoor pops concert), while the show focused on selections from all six Star wars films from composer John Williams. The show also featured about 20 members of the 501st Legion Star Wars costuming club, dressed as Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Queen Amidala and more. The crowd gave a standing ovation as the grand finale' from Return of the Jedi came to a close. For more check out the full story at the Clarion!

Posted by: Starfox | 20 November 2006 | 20:19 EST
For A Good Cause: Darth Vader Statue signed by George Lucas
How much is too much?Woolworths Kids First, the independent charity associated with the UK based retailer Woolworths, has for sale an extremely rare Gentle Giant Darth Vader sculpt signed by Star Wars creator George Lucas who is well known for keeping his autograph for exceptionally rare occasions and particularly good causes. The statue was sent to Woolworths direct from Lucas Licensing to raise funds for the Kids First Charity. Woolworths Kids First, founded in 1999, raises over £1 million a year for children thanks to the generosity of the Woolworths’ business, its customers and suppliers.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 20 November 2006 | 16:53 EST
Han Solo to Sell his Ewok Village:
Capt. Solo selling out?Harrison Ford has put his former cabin he lived in during 1960s/70s up for sale, asking price is $1.3 million. Harrison lived here while he was a cabinet maker, honed his skills way before his acting career took off. I hope this cabin has working plumbing for that asking price. One can only imagine the new pad he'll be moving into! For more check out the full article.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2006 | 18:47 EST
Update from Inventory Sale!
We are currently completing Inventory, and as a result we have stopped shipping product until Tuesday 21st November. Orders will be processed and made ready for dispatch as usual, but they will not leave our warehouse until Tuesday, sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We have decided to offer you 15% discount on any order valued over £50 (before shipping is calculated) until midnight Monday 20th GMT. As an idea, you can order wave 8 for just £58.65 until Monday only.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2006 | 18:38 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“There hasn’t been a whole lot around the Lake County, IL area but here is a brief rundown of what I found lately. The TRU (Gurnee, IL) has the Naboo/Endor wave in stock and the Holographic Darth Maul plus lots of Sandtroopers from the Mos Eisley wave. I discovered at the Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL) has Episode I tins but not much else. Lastly the Target (Gurnee, IL) also has the Naboo/Endor wave in stock. So while there is much GB Virus infecting the pegs, they are beginning to trickle in. That’s it for now, later Troops!”

Posted by: dustrho | 19 November 2006 | 16:54 EST
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers! It's another beautiful sunny day today out in the western Chicago suburbs, and I was lucky to have found some new Hasbro products this morning while stopping at the Target and Wal-Mart on Route 59 and 127th in Plainfield. The pegs were infested with the GB Virus at both stores, but after closer inspection I was lucky enough to find some new product. The figures I picked up included the following: Dud Bolt & Mars Guo, Holographic Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi (#47). There were other new figures on the pegs (Naboo Soldier, Reb Been, Rebel Trooper and more), but I left them as I already had those in my collection. Other new items I picked up were a couple of Unleashed Battle Packs... Jedi Masters, A New Empire, Shock Trooper Battallion and Vader's 501st Legion. All in all it was a really good day, especially since my Chicacgo Bears are now 9-1 and are easily the best team in the NFC! Da Bears!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2006 | 23:54 EST
Dewback Patrol: Marked Deck & Loaded Dice!
Sandtrooper Binks kickin' up dust!The might of Vader’s fist is used more these days to benefit a noble cause as there can be nothing more rewarding than donating your own time to help someone else in great need. The Bloodfin was called to duty for the grand opening of a gaming store to promote Star Wars Miniatures. Proceeds from the event were donated to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. For more check out the report and photos from Sandtrooper Boba Binks.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2006 | 21:44 EST
Sandtrooper Scalperhunter1 Reports:
The Truth“Greetings from the heartland of God's country. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you’re looking for anything new stay away from Wal-Mart and TRU. Nothing to see for I don't know how many months. Target however finally had a little bit of something new on the shelf. The Naboo wave has arrived. Rep Been, Holo Darth Maul and plenty of the Naboo Soldier were found on the pegs. I passed on these. Target also has the Titanium Ultra DV Tie Fighter and Millennium Falcon marked down to $4.98 so I picked up both. That's all to report here. Good hunting to all and United We Find.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2006 | 21:41 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles would like to give “Thanks” this Thanksgiving holiday by offering 20% off all in-stock merchandise. To qualify for the 20% off discount all orders must be placed on-line starting today November 18th through midnight November 22nd EDT using the discount code supplied below. Total merchandise order must be at least $75 or more. Use discount code 2006thanks The discount code must be placed into the on-line order form during the check out process. This offer does not apply to pre-order items or to any previous orders. No rain checks. Offer valid while supplies last. Some items may sale out which would cause your order to fall below the minimum in which case the discount code would be invalid. Click here for a complete list of items included in the sale.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2006 | 23:58 EST
Dewback Patrol: Chicago International Toy & Game Fair
2 people who know how to kick!There does not seem to be any sort of lack in duty these days for the might of Vader's Fist. The Midwest Garrison was deployed to lend a hand at the Chicago International Toy & Game Fair this weekend and in true Sandtrooper fashion, I was one of the first to be deployed. Check out the story as well as a few photos here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2006 | 23:57 EST

Saga Wave 7: This wave is now fully available with full sets and singles in stock! Wave 7 contains a wide variety of characters at reasonable prices - Take a look.

Movie Masterpiece AVP: The Alien Warrior figure has just arrived so we now have all three of the recent releases including the Elder and Chopper Predators in stock at $129.99.

Stikfas: Archangel, Demoness, and awesome new Dome Walker have just arrived. We've also restocked virtually every other Stikfas kit that is still available from the manufacturer - check them all out.

DC Reactivated: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Lobo are now in stock at $54.99 for the full set of 4 figures.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: many new items from Gentle Giant like the Princess Leia mini-bust, the new Roron Corobb maquette and an all-new 3-inch Titanium assortment from Hasbro!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2006 | 22:28 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe have yet another round of Q & A questions you Trooopers have asked direct from Hasbro. Will we see Star Wars Legacy Figures? What about a Shark ARC-170? What about female Stormtroopers? Take cover and then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2006 | 22:28 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #385

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They are finally here! The Republic Commando Scene Packs are in stock. If you are thinking about a Master Replicas Clone Trooper Helmet do not wait. They are very popular and moving fast. We have lowered the price on some of our Transformers Classics Deluxe items. An AFA 85 1985 Jetfire just came in this week along with several other Vintage Transformers. There are new Sigma 6 2.5" Vehicles that arrived this week in our newsletter.

Posted by: Jimsjedi | 17 November 2006 | 9:10 EST
Dewback Preview: Boston SuperMegaFest 2006
It's that time of year again. The leaves are off the trees, it's dark out at 4:00pm, and the holiday season it right around the corner. It's Supermegafest time again and this show just keeps getting better, and this year is no exception. The show is this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 18+19) at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, Mass. There are toys available from many vendors but you also get to meet quite a few celebrities. Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will be on hand for autographs on Saturday only. Other guests include: Erin Moran (Joanie from Happy Days), Jane Wiedlin (Go Go's), Kane Hodder (Jason Friday the 13th, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), and many more. This year also brings some famous wrestlers to the show. Remember these guys? Brutus the Barber Beefcake (Sunday Only), Captain Lou Albano, Greg the Hammer Valentine, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndoff, Spike Dudley/Brother Runt, and Virgil. Please check the official site for more information, directions, and the full list of guests.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 16 November 2006 | 22:34 EST
2 Covers for Insider #91
Once again, the folks at Star Wars Insider have decided to grace us with multiple covers for the newest issue (shipping now to subscribers, soon to be on newsstands). Personally, I hate this idea, but that's most likely because I'm an insane completest so I have to buy an extra copy of this magazine now, in addition to the one that arrives in the mailbox. But, here are the 2 Darth Vader covers. Keep your eyes peeled on your mailboxes or newsstands for either of these very soon.

Posted by: Josh | 16 November 2006 | 22:26 EST
Star Wars Announcements Galore From Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow Collectibles has a ton of announcements for you today. We had pictures of Asajj shown today in the production Blog as well as new pics of the upcoming Darth Maul Figure. You can preview pics of these right now in the production blog. They also announced the next item in their partnership with ACME and the new character key will be Jedi Master Kit Fisto. Also a special edition of the book Sculpting A Galaxy is available to order. All you need to know is here in this week's newsletter.

Don't forget: Newsletter subscribers who qualify will be given an opportunity to 'Priority Pre-Order' the Asajj Ventress 12-inch figure, on Friday, November 17th, 2006, from 10am to noon (Pacific Time). This two hour pre-order window is only available to 'Priority Pre-Order' members. If any items remain available for purchase after the newsletter member pre-ordering window, then these will be offered to the general public. Make sure you have everthing in order as these are not expected to last very long.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 16 November 2006 | 22:25 EST
Celebration IV Q&A Session
Lock and load for Party Time!The official site updates this evening with news of a Celebration IV Q&A session that will be taking place at GenCon SoCal this weekend. So if you're going to be stopping by, make sure you ask those questions you've been wondering about. Check out the whole story here.

Posted by: Reconsgt | 16 November 2006 | 19:10 EST
Star Wars Games Galore
Got Game?For those PC gamers who want to break into Star Wars gaming Lucas Arts is now offering 5 of its top selling games in one package available only during the 2006 holiday. Included titles are Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Battlefront, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Republic Commando and a 14 day trial to Star Wars Galaxies all for $39.99. This is the perfect pack to offer hours of entertainment spanning multiple eras of Star Wars lore. Read the full story here at Yahoo Finance.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2006 | 19:03 EST
Sandtrooper Barve Reports:
“Hey sorry it's been so long since a report, but some new stuff has FINALLY hit! First off the new Supercenter in Columbia has a LOT of the Endor/Nabbo wave, but it's all over and an end display. Plus both Wal-Mart have the new Unleashed Luke and Vader figs in the round containers in well stock. Check the regular Wal-Mart for the most though. TRU had 1 Naboo Trooper, but will probably restock soon. The big thing there though is finally some AT-ATs! Plus about5 or 6 X-Wings and One TIE fighter left. Hopefully they restock soon with the TIEs. Well that's all for now, United We Find!”

Posted by: Starfox | 16 November 2006 | 19:01 EST
News from the Net: John Williams-Musical Genious
Many fans of Star Wars already put John Williams at the top of their musical charts for movie scores and many current Orchestra's feel the same. John's music trancends generations of fans all alike, from football stadiums to the most famous Symphony concert halls, his music can be heard. For some symphony experts he is the modern day Wagner, for more read on.

Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 15 November 2006 | 21:04 EST
Starship Battles coming soon from Wizards Of THe Coast!
Think Small!Star Wars Miniatures Starship Battles is the newest offering from collectible miniatures leader Wizards of the Coast. Hitting the shelves of every hobby and game shop around on November 24th, the game allows players to build their own fleet to take into battle and features the best vehicles from all eras of the Star Wars universe. For example, a fleet might include Jedi starfighters, Rebel transports, Star Destroyer capital ships or even Han Solo’s prize, the Millennium Falcon! Each Star Wars Miniatures Starship Battles Starter Set includes all of the components necessary to immediately engage in intergalactic dogfights.

The starter game includes two exclusive 100mm-scale miniatures: the Super Star Destroyer Executor™ and the Mon Calamari Star Defender Viscount™. Also included in the starter are eight randomized, fully painted, plastic miniatures, full-color stat cards, two-sided battle map, two Fleet Commander cards, rulebook, damage and command counters, and a d20. Starter Set will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. Booster Packs, which will include 7 miniatures at full-color stat cards, will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2006 | 21:03 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we’ve added the following: Code 3 X-Wing Fighter signature, Don Post Boba Fett autographed helmet, 13 classic Star Wars Zanart chormart prints, 19 vintage & classic Star Wars calendars, Avon Jedi knights tin card set & more in stock. ROTS Yoda & Vader Gentle Giant mini busts clearance. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 15 November 2006 | 20:37 EST
Star Wars: Death Star Assault coming soon!
Sony is no phony!THQ Wireless, maker of several games for your cell phone, is about to release a new game for 3D-capable Sony Ericsson phones! Star Wars: Death Star Assault will be debuting at the end of November. With eight levels of high flying action, you will start piloting the famed X-Wing fighter and can eventually graduate to flying the legendary Millenium Falcon! WIth five different enemy types such as TIE Fighters, you can even play as Luke Skywalker or Lando Calrissian. Best of all, the entire game will be played in brilliant 3D! While it is as yet unknown which service providers will carry this game for your cell, click here for more info!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2006 | 22:26 EST
Force of the Bay: Rising to the Occasion
There is nothing better than sifting through the sands of Ebay in search of some of the first known errors from the vintage era. If you don’t stop by to browse occasionally you never know what could pop up or even float by! You can find remains of the promos that started it all. I found some of the original duels; some of the first weapons used in those battles and much like Jimmy Walker, truly Dynamite! It was like brushing up on an old history lesson. Finally, after 26 years I could phone my mother and let her know I found them! Take no prisoners, and try not to deal with anyone who would play dirty. Remember neither endorses nor authenticates any of the items featured here. Good luck to you Troops in your search and remember: Kick A#$ and take names!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2006 | 22:25 EST
Sandtrooper Ohio’s Dark Steve Reports:
“Hey Troops I need your help! I'm selling off most of my Star Wars collection here in in the forums marketplace classifieds. I have a huge collection that I listed that must go. Please take a look I may have something you need to fill holes in your collection. I'm not trying to get rich just break even so everything is sold at cost. Take a look!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2006 | 23:54 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Send in the Ground Forces!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with a potential rough find in the new Naboo wave. We tend to find the army builders can be immediate scalper bait and there is no reason to think the Naboo Soldier will be any different. We can only hope they continue with original, all-new figures. Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2006 | 23:37 EST

Saga Wave 7: This wave is now fully available with full sets and singles in stock! Wave 7 contains a wide variety of characters at reasonable prices - check them out.

Boba Fett Animated Maquette: We have just a few pieces of this gentle giant masterpiece left in stock. Selling out early appears to be the trend on this series so be sure to get your preorders in on the other animated maquettes so you don't miss out.

McFarlane's Military: More super realistic 6" Military figures are in stock. Wave 4 is available for $69.99 and includes figures from the Army, Air Force, and Navy - Medics, Special Ops, Arctic & More.

Living Dead Dolls 12: Mezco has sold out of these and we are close to doing the same, so don't miss out on the latest wave - $99.99 per set.

Batman Dark Victory: A cool gritty new series of figures that includes: Batman, Robin, Penguin, Scarecrow & More - $55.99 per set.

Transformers 20th Anniversary DVD: This remastered version of the original Movie release is now in stock for $21.99 - a variety of special features and cool lenticular case cover highlight this set.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the Star Wars Chubby set of six, the new Kurt Cobain line and the amazing Masters of the Universe statues from NECA!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2006 | 23:21 EST
Sandtrooper Jedihawk Reports:
The Hawk!“OK. Now for the Central Texas Report. Can you say slow? I mean everything here is pretty slow as far as new stuff is concerned. I have seen a few trickles of the Naboo/Endor wave. But those are very few. Some of the Titanium Ships have shown up also. But everyone seems at this time to be choking on the H&V waves. Everyone is actually stocked up really well. It’s just a sad fact they are full of repacks. The other thing I have noticed is that every store has tons of the Transformer MF. I mean both Target and Wal-Mart must have 40+ of them. Wal-Mart has seen the new 30th Anniversary Tins once, and so has TRU. Target has plenty of Kit Fisto Fighters and a few Snowspeeders, No Mace BP yet here. TRU is pretty full of Dagobah X-Wings, TIE Fighters and AT-ATs. So things are slow, but full, which has this trooper a little worried about the end of this line. Hopefully the Christmas shopping season will thin out all of this and make room for the last few waves of the TSC line. Only time will tell.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2006 | 23:21 EST
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“Went to a Target here in Memphis yesterday and found the Mace Windu Attack Battalion Battle Packs...The troopers are awesome.... and finally found the holographic Darth Maul figure. Good luck with things in your neck of the woods. United We Find.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2006 | 19:06 EST
TotM on Hold: Send us the Worst you can Find!
We’ve put the Trooper of the Month program on hold for the month of November to give every Trooper in the world a chance to take a crack at our latest contest. In our next phase of attack in battling the GB Virus, we’re asking all of YOU to now do your part. What can I do? How can I help? It’s quite simple. This month we’re going to have a contest based on your S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence photos which can be sent to for your chance at winning a 501st Stormtrooper or a Celebration III Darth Vader.

What do we want photos of? We’re asking you Troopers to utilize those camera phones and we’d like to see your WORST looking pegs on the retail front. Only the clutter some will survive and we’re hoping to give all of you a chance to show us your frustrations that only a clearance sale from Mustafar is going to cure. Whoever the Trooper is that sends in the nastiest case of the GB Virus will get their choice of the two mentioned prizes. We’ll be accepting entries until November 29, 2006 and our winner will be selected within 24 hours. Please be sure to include your Name, email, screen name and the area you are submitting the photo from. United We Find and may the worst pegs win!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2006 | 18:55 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received many new items this week. We've added the new Darkhorse Crimson Empire - Carnor Jax and Kir Kanos 2-pack and much more!

New Holiday Ornaments:
Princess Leia
Luke X-Wing Pilot
Queen Amidala
M & M's Ornament
New Commemorative Tins:
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi

New Battlepacks:
Mace Windu's Attack Battallion
Battle of Sarlacc
Jedi vs. Sidious

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2006 | 12:29 EST
Update from Andrew's Toyz:
Andrew’s Toyz has the new Shaak Ti Character Key available for order. Get your order in soon for Shaak Ti, before she sells out! The Crimson Empire Kir Kanos & Carnor Jax 2-pack is in stock and now shipping. A small shipment of Master Replicas Clone Trooper EP3 Helmets has arrived as well. Make sure you order this soon, because Master Replicas will not ship more until 2007. Pre-Orders are still available for the Obi-Wan Kenobi mini bust as well as other upcoming Gentle Giant items. Get all of your collecting holiday shopping done early at Andrew’s Toyz!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2006 | 1:39 EST
ITLOF: Inheriting a Collection?
The only way I wouldn't want to get Star Wars!Our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier has come across a rather remarkable story that he's featured in his latest editon of In the Line of Fire. This might be perhaps the only way I wouldn't want to receive a Star Wars collection, by inheriting it. However for one of our fellow Midwest Garrison members, fate dealt a nasty hand for a good friend and his parents were kind enough to share the memory, and give Jim Tampa a.k.a. TB 1020 a few things to always remind him of his good friend. For more check out the latest round from a very unique article.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2006 | 21:19 EST
Darth Vader on iTunes?
Got Tunes?We’ve received a report that Newscorp is in negotiation with Apple to sell its films on Apple's popular iTunes music store. It seems perhaps the Force was being used, as a bit of leverage in some negotiation. It also appears they couldn’t really put a timetable, if ever the films will be made available. For more visit CNN Money for additional information.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 10 November 2006 | 20:12 EST
Shaak Ti Available Now
The newest key cel from ACME Archives is available for sale on the ACME Archives website here right now. It's limited to only 1250 pieces, and when I just checked they were down to 50% stock left. It's going for only $30 (and free shipping). These key cels have quickly become a favorite for many Star Wars fans and is sure to sell out soon, so get yours now.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2006 | 18:49 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #384

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In stock this week is the R2-D2 and C-3PO Kotobukiya statue for $149.99. As always we have great prices on our Master Replicas FX Sabers and now the Clone Trooper Helmet as well. The Mace Windu's Attack Battalion Battle Pack is here and going fast. Our Masters of the Universe selection is growing and this week we have featured 8 very nice AFA Carded figures along with a bunch of Commemorative Series items. You can find these and thousands of other items at our site. Another reminder to check out our Holiday Specials where you will find over 600 discounted items!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2006 | 18:40 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session: Attacking the GB Virus!
Latest Q&A from HasbroHey Troopers! We've heard back our answers from the Hasbro Q & A this week. Where is Commander Faie, Commander Keller, Clone Assassins? Will they ever change the swivel joints on the elbows we all hate? Are the Greatest Battles REALLY profitable? Take cover and then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2006 | 10:22 EST
Sandtrooper Rojo Reports:
“Rojo on the hunt here in Houston. Wal-Mart has the collector tins and Unleashed Luke and Vader. Target had the large unleashed figures Grievous and Boba for 4.99. I am still hunting Mace and Friends (even with the DCPI). If anyone can help me out with Mace shoot me an email. I am looking for Wave 8 this weekend. Happy Hunting.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2006 | 8:20 EST
News from the Official Site: Bulloch on Starhyke!
We all know the legend Jeremy Bulloch who portrayed Boba Fett and this week the Star Wars Homing Beacon #174 has a profile of his latest work. Jeremy plays the character Dr. Striker on a British Sci-Fi Television show “Starhyke”. We heard about this bombshell a couple of years ago during an interview I conducted with Jeremy at the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo, and it’s really good to see the project finally come to life! Other actors in the cast include Claudia Christian ("Babylon 5"), Suanne Braun ("Stargate SG-1"), Rachel Grant (Die Another Day), Brad Gorton ("Footballers' Wives"), Danny John-Jules (Blade II) and Mike Edmonds (Return of the Jedi). For more on this visit the official Starhyke website.

Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 9 November 2006 | 23:44 EST
Samuel L. Jackson to host VGAs!
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace WinduSamuel L. Jackson has once again been tapped to host Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards, the year's biggest celebration for gamers! Premiering on December 13th from 9pm-11pm CST, the awards show is slated to be chock full of guests who lent talents to different games, such as Johnny Depp, James Caan, Brittany Murphy, and Keifer Sutherland, among others. Voting begins today at SpikeTV.Com, so hurry in and cast yours! Click here to read more about it or discuss it here in our forums!

Posted by: Josh | 9 November 2006 | 22:14 EST
Asajj Going up for Pre-Order Next Week!
Sideshow Collectibles tonight announced that the second character from the EU will be going up for sale next Friday. Asajj Ventress is sure to be a hot seller so make sure you are online and don't miss this one. You can view a preview pic by checking out tonight's newsletter and stay tuned to Sandtroopers for more info regarding this Pre-Order. All you need to know is here in this week's newsletter .

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2006 | 19:29 EST
Dewback Preview: 2006 PSWCS charity Toy Drive
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is pleased to announce our fourth annual charity toy drive to benefit Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion. Why do we collect Star Wars toys for Garrison Carida? It's because Carida does so many good things with them. You see, Carida distributes these toys when they armor up and visit children's hospitals all around the Mid-Atlantic region. Nothing brings a smile to these kids' faces like going up to a Stormtrooper, getting a hug, and going away with a new action figure.

While many members of Carida donate their own toys to the cause, it's just not enough to cover all the visits they make throughout the year. So they rely on the generosity of collectors like you to give them a toy or two so they can complete their missions. We at PSWCS take great pride in our work to help in the collection effort. This year we've organized three live collection events. The first will be held at the Pittsburgh Toyshow December 2nd & 3rd at the Monroeville Expo Mart. The second will be held at Toy Cave in Carlisle PA on December 9th. And the final event will be held at Essential Comics in Exeter, PA on December 16th. A compliment of Carida troopers will be on-hand for all three events, so please bring your cameras. If you cannot attend one of the events, we also gladly accept donations by mail. For more information, please visit our Toy Drive page.

Posted by: Dave Castle | 9 November 2006 | 18:34 EST
Bad News for Boba Fett Fans
Sideshow Collectibles sends word today that the Premium Format Boba Fett figure that everyone is waiting for is now delayed until May 2007. No reasons are given as to why, except to say that it is not expected in their warehouse until May. Oh well, I guess that gives all of us more time to save our pennies.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2006 | 16:19 EST
Sandtrooper Update: Commlink Activated!
We’ve joined the Commlink hosted by the Bothan Spy in our continued effort to spread unity throughout Star Wars collecting. With the combined forces of All Troops, Galactic Voyage, Jedi Temple Archives, and, we encourage you to utilize this network of websites to help you find all of your collecting needs. We’re looking forward to serving alongside these great assets in the community and we’re hoping all of you Troopers can use the links on the right to stop by and pay them a visit too! United We Find.

Posted by: dustrho | 9 November 2006 | 11:32 EST
Ray Park Writing a Script for a Movie?
Ray ParkYou may remember him as the once powerful Darth Maul who got chopped into two pieces in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but the man who played this character is still making headlines across the galaxy. Nothing can stop him, not even Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ray Park, a martial arts expert, has written a script titled Battle City Seven, and mentions that he would like to some day make into a film. Park is in Malaysia at the moment, and you can read what he's up to and learn more about this movie here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2006 | 10:19 EST
Update from Saga Wave 8
Hot off the truck and shipping Monday November 13th!

Saga Wave 8 basic figures (10 pcs) £69 / $127
Darth Maul Sith Training
Chewbacca Cloud City Escape
Kit Fisto
Holographic Commander Cody
Clone Trooper 442nd Battalion
Clone Trooper 5th Fleet Security
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Super Battle Droid
Battle Droids

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2006 | 11:46 EST
Sandwatch Update: Qui-Gon Exclusive from Sideshow
Become one with the Force!Our team has unleashed another review and photo gallery from the 12-inch Sideshow Order of the Jedi collection. Boba Binks has provided the images and Sandtrooper Josh has provided us with some insight to what is yet another addition to this series. With a smaller edition size and only a poncho, become one with the Force and find out why Master Qui-Gon had Josh in a fit as he inspects the exclusive edition!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2006 | 10:33 EST
In the Line of Fire: Realize your Potential!
A rat-a-tat-tat was the sound coming out of the smokin' BFG!Our S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier has issued another declaration of unity. The latest entry will give some of our new recruits some additional information about why is a weapon you could use in your arsenal. Stay in the line of Fire and check out some of the previous articles. Stop by and let us know if you are using!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2006 | 16:52 EST

Saga Tins: The 4-pack with collector tins have just arrived, we have Episodes I, II, and III in stock with the rest arriving soon. Each tin is $29.99 and it comes in a very attractive double-window box that clearly displays the opened tin as well as the 4 packaged figures.

Model Kits: We've restocked 18 different kits from Ertl. These kits are all very reasonably priced, even for the larger sized items. Check out the full list of kits.

Master Replicas Helmets: The Clone Trooper LE Helmet is back in stock for $334.99 - the Cadillac of helmets.

BBTS Vintage: Another nice batch of Japanese G1 Transformers has just been listed including some very hard to find items like Grand Maximus and Black Zarak. Check out all the boxed goodies here.

MotU Statues: Mantenna, Sorceress, and Tung Lashor are now in stock at $56.99 for the set of 3 statues. This series has been wildly popular because of the amazing sculpts The Four Horsemen have put together for NECA. Preorders for waves 4 and 5 are also available.

Resident Evil: An 10th Anniversary set of 4 figures that goes back to the game that started it all - The zombie figure even comes with a doberman Hellhound - $49.99 for the full set.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-bust from Gentle Giant, the new Mortal Kombat Set and don't forget about the Kotobukiya R2-D2 & C-3PO!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2006 | 13:07 EST
Dewback Preview: Wishful Drinking with "Her Worship"!
Toss a few back with her Worship!Today marks the World Premier for Carrie Fisher as she unveils her latest work “Wishful Drinking”. It’s great to see her involved in not only performing but writing as well. The one-woman show will be running 11-7 through 12-24 of this year. Great news for anyone stationed out near the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA. For more on this story visit their website for additional information including ticket purchase.

Posted by: dustrho | 7 November 2006 | 11:18 EST
All Six Star Wars Films in High Definition on Cinemax
We've all seen the entire Star Wars saga how many times now? I know I've seen them several times (more than you can imagine), but how many times have you seen them in high definition in your own home? Luckily Cinemax will be offering subscribers the chance of a lifetime, by showing these in order in high definition for the first time ever! This insane marathon will begin November 10 and will play throughout the weekend, ending at 7am on November 13. Check out the full schedule of these films here so you don't miss out! When you're finished watching these don't forget to share your experience over in the forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2006 | 11:11 EST
Update from Action-HQ:
Action-HQ is once again dringing the best to you first with a re-stock on the Star Wars Endor AT-AT, Chogokin Aoshima 1/48 Airwolf, Saint Seiya Bear Cloth Geki, Japan Exclusive Pandora Boxset, Griffon Minos & Ghost Saint Kraken, 1/6 Hot Toys Robocop 3, Transformers Rodimus & Soundwave Titaniums, & much more

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Posted by: dustrho | 7 November 2006 | 10:46 EST
New Screenshots of Lethal Alliance
If you're a Star Wars fan and an owner of Sony's PSP and Nintendo's DS portable gaming devices, then you're going to be in for a treat as Star Wars: Lethal Alliance will be making it's way to your PSP. This game is being made exclusively for these two systems, so you might have to purchase one of those if you want to play this game. Four screenshots for the PSP have made their way on the Internet, so you'll definitely want to check them out! If you haven't heard about this game before this site will give you a little background of it as well. Make sure you visit to the forums to voice your opinion!

Posted by: dustrho | 7 November 2006 | 10:19 EST
No More Films Because TV is the Future
George LucasGeorge Lucas, the man who changed millions of people's lives by creating the incredible world of Star Wars, has made his claim that he does not wish to pursue making films in the future. He still has plans on finishing Red Tails and the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones series (title not yet released), but after that he is through with making films. Instead of filming for movies he's going to film for television, something he strongly feels is the right decision to make. Read all that he has to say here.

Posted by: dustrho | 7 November 2006 | 10:01 EST
George Lucas Facing a New Battle
George Lucas Facing a New BattleWhat happened in the Star Wars films? You had Luke Skywalker going up against the baddest dude in the galaxy, Darth Vader. You had Yoda hiding away on Dagobah for the longest period of time, only waiting to have Luke show up for training. There was Han Solo trying to find himself in the galaxy with his good 'ole buddy Chewbacca. And then there was this Princess and a couple of droids thrown into the mix. However, there's more to that than what you thought, as there's a new battle brewing over in London. It seems that one of the British designers who helped design costumes that appeared in the films is going up against George Lucas and his Empire. Read the full story here.

Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 6 November 2006 | 23:04 EST
Before the Dark Times, Before the Empire...
Before the dark times, before the Empire.This Wednesday debuts the latest comic book release from Dark Horse Comics! Star Wars: The Dark Times hits the stands this week, taking place between the aftermath of Episode III and the Beginning of Episode IV. This might be a good series to pick up, as many of the Dark Horse titles have become instant hits. Written by Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison, illustrated by Douglas Wheatley and Rhonda Pattison, Issue #1 finds Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army into battle, while the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist, travel to New Plympto to battle them. Find out what happens this Wednesday! Also due out this week at your local comic shop, is the Kotobukiya statue of C-3PO and R2-D2! Retailing at $149.95, these are sure to fly off the shelves in no time!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 November 2006 | 21:54 EST
Area Report: Not Down with the Sickness
Ocho Cinco WHO? From now on you can simply refer to me as Nada Dose! That's how long I've been kickin' serious A#$ on the Net!I’ve had some good and not so good luck in Northern Lake County, IL and Southeast Wisconsin. The GB Virus is spreading out of control actually. The only place I’ve found any of the newer Naboo/Endor wave has been Kmart in Zion, IL. They have also been spotted at the Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL along with a hefty supply of Clone Wars Gunships, AT-AT’s, and many Dagobah X-Wing and big wing TIE Fighters. At the Target in Gurnee I spotted nothing out of the normal but I did see the Titanium Darth Vader “Exclusive” on clearance for $3.74! Did the Lava Vader/Obi-Wan figures go this low? In any event we can only hope they start being a little more exclusive with exclusives because this should prove people are getting fed up. I’m looking forward to getting back out on Patrol later this month and I really have to thank Ohio’s Dark Steve for helping me out with a piece I really needed in my collection. Once again proving by any means, is still one of the best alternatives for Star Wars collectors. Keep the new recruits coming in and United We Find!

Posted by: dustrho | 5 November 2006 | 21:37 EST
Dewback Patrol: Toys Galore in Bridgeview!
Dewback Patrol: Toys Galore in Bridgeview!It's been too long since I went out on a mission for this site, and it just happened to be perfect timing that the Bridgeview Toy Show took place today. Since I covered this show earlier this year, I knew I would end up going home with some really good deals. Not only did I score some good deals, I also had a lot of fun there. When you're practically swimming in vintage action figures, vehicles and playsets, you know it has to be a great show that one shouldn't miss. Check out my full report and several photos of the event here.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2006 | 20:16 EST
Update from Star Wars R.A.H. Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper!
StarWarsShop continues the tradition of the Shadow Stormtrooper exclusive by offering the first large-scale full-figured version of the evasive stealth soldier from Japan's Medicom company. As the latest Star Wars release in their fully-articulated Real Action Heroes line, the Shadow Stormtrooper will only be officially available in the U.S. through StarWarsShop, and quantities are limited. This will be a one-time import just for StarWarsShoppers, so be sure to grab yours before the enigmatic dark trooper recedes once more into the shadows. And add to your new collection with the 12-Inch Real Action Hero Shadow Stormtrooper. - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2006 | 20:05 EST
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports: One happy Sandtrooper!
“The subject line says it all. I went down to my local Target yesterday (Sat the 4th) and scored two of the Mace's Squad with the DCPI. The lady was nice enough to pull them from the back. In my opinion this the Battle pack for the clone fan. Despite a crappy Mace the 4 clones are what the set is all about. Also, you get an early crack at the Air borne trooper, sort of. The DCPI is 087-06-1797. So, what are you waiting for? Go find it!”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2006 | 8:59 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we have 6 new Star Wars Hasbro Saga tins in stock. We are also having a huge clearance sale on many items including the Master Replicas Mace Windu & Luke Jedi F/X lightsabers. Also be sure to browse our inventory for the discounted prices on all 12-inch and red carded Power of the Force figures. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2006 | 22:48 EST
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Not one Wupiupi short!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with another look at the new Naboo wave. You might not be the only one with your mouth left wide open as I take a look at Gragra from Star Wars- Epidsode I the Phantom Menace. I'm really enjoying this Episode I nostalgia and I think most collectors would welcome anything new vs. the GB Virus! Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2006 | 15:19 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session: Super-Sized Edition!
Latest Q&A from HasbroHey Troopers! We have a double-sized batch of Hasbro Q & A this week. You Troopers asked, the Big H delivers and we have quite a few questions that will interest many of you. Why does it take so long to get that George Lucas Stormtrooper? Take cover and then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say.

Posted by: dustrho | 3 November 2006 | 9:41 EST
Empire at War Coming to the Mac!
Star Wars: Empire at WarFor all those Mac enthusiasts out there, there's great news involving Star Wars gaming in Appleland. Looks like the company who has helped bring PC-based games to the Mac world has done it again, by recently announcing that Star Wars: Empire at War will be available on the Mac platform. At the moment Aspyr Media is not sure how much the game will cost, nor do they know when it will become available. Once it's out I'm sure it will be hard to keep in stock. Read more about this here, and share your thoughts about it over in the forums.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2006 | 20:04 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #383

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The Episode I, II, and III Tin Sets are here and ready to ship. Another quick reminder to check out our holiday specials with over 600 reduced prices. The Cantina Band Set Bust-Up are also available along with the Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax. Darth Vader’s latest Tie Fighter is $34.99 and in stock. There are new Hasbro Sign Off Labels listed again this week. Not sure what those are. You can find out more about those and thousands of other great items!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2006 | 19:21 EST
Sandtrooper Tamer Reports:
Don't mess with the Tamer!“It has been a long time since my last report as the Greatest Battle wave or the GB virus as it is now being called has hit my stores and I can see no hope with the new waves. I did find the new Snowspeeder with Zev and a new tin with Darth Tater and Spudtrooper. I am hoping remnants of the Naboo wave will make their way to my stores and cant wait to see the new mace battlepack. Good luck troopers and don’t forget to stop by Toys R Us and pick up your Endor Walker, it is a must have in your collection in my opinion. Its also about time we all made plans to hit the forums and do some chatting as it has been too long since I have talked to the Troopers, let alone the new recruits who have joined.”

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2006 | 19:21 EST

Halloween Sale: We'll be celebrating Halloween by offering a nice treat to you - Get 20% off all our older inventory! Just pick your favorite menu and take advantage of the sale pricing - all new and preorder & backorder items are excluded, but everything else including vintage department listings is on sale! This sale ends Wednesday November 1st, at 12:00 Noon Central Time.

Robocop Auto-9: This 1:1 life sized prop replica comes in a shadowbox with plexiglass front. We have it priced $15 below MSRP at $99.99.

Transformer Classics: The voyager sized Optimus and Megatron are back in stock at $22.99 each. These wildly popular figures never last long.

GTA Kubricks: Nifty mini-figures of some of the people you'll see in Vice City, before you kill them with your car. Pre-orders have been filled and there is a very limited supply remaining.

DC Superheroes: Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze and Azrael are now available in sets and singles. Mattel has done a great job with this line and we look forward to seeing their future releases.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the Radio Controlled R2-D2, the new Marvel Attacktix and don't forget about the Marvel Titanium for even more heavy metal!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2006 | 19:20 EST
Sandtrooper Starfox Reports:
Real Men wear Pink!“It's not much, but some news is better than no news.... coming to you live from Central Texas, the Killeen Target has the Mace Windu Battle Packs and this set is awesome. I gave the DCPI #087-06-1797 to a nice Target lady and she went right to the back and scored me a set! This has got to be the best BP so far in my opinion. Target also has about 12 Kit Fisto fighters and 5 Snowspeeders. The pegs although are full of the H&V/GB Virus figures, this store has not put out a new figure since the Tatooine wave. Killeen Wal-Mart has EP3 tins; they were gone in a day. I saw the Endor2 wave once, but like all Wal-Mart stores nationwide the GB Virus is overwhelming the pegs. The newer titanium ships with the blue Naboo fighter has been spotted also. Harker Heights Wal-Mart is exactly the same, but they finally marked their VSTC figures down to $6. They also have the newest titanium figures of 3PO and Grievous. Kmart still sucks, nothing new and everything is overpriced! TRU has been hit or miss, still some At-At's, Clone Wars Gunships and Dagobah X-Wings. I have not seen the tins there or any newer figures either, just that damn virus wave. That’s all from Texas, Starfox signing out!”