November 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2008 | 14:48 EST
Sandwatch Guides: 501st Clone Trooper Helmet
Turn them Clankers into scrap metal!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the newest Clone Trooper voice changer helmet to land at Wal-Mart stores. What kid in their right mind wouldn't want to join the 501st Legion? Now with a visit to Wally-world you too can help turn them clankers into scrap metal! For more check out the photos & summary of the latest to hit the streets just before the scourge of Black Friday!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2008 | 14:16 EST
Update from the Collectorate: New Programs
Speak your Mind: With the Collectorate Feedback An e-mail type system that allows collectors to provide input and feedback on everything including new collectible lines they want us to carry. There is no cost for the program. The program will be easily accessed via a button appearing in the right column on our website under the "Collector Programs" section on all pages.

I want to Know: The Collectorate Notifications offers an e-mail based system that allows collectors to sign up and receive notifications on new product listings and collecting info based upon their areas of interest. They can manage their preferences and change them at will. There is not cost for this program. The program will be easily accessed via a button that will appear in the right column on our website under the "Collector Programs" section on all pages. Both programs will have incentives associated with membership. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for details to come! You can see the Collector Program buttons in the front page and product page screen shots at our website.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2008 | 4:08 EST
Staff Update: Farewell Jimsjedi!
You got a whole lotta haaahhtt homie!There is no doubt the years of collecting has taken a toll on many collectors of late. Recently we've had a couple staffers step down from their duty and after putting in five years of loyal service Jimsjedi has finally decided to put in his discharge papers. I cannot thank him enough for all of the hard work and dedication he put in over the years. We are sure to see him around the forums but many things are taking priority right now and unfortunately collecting isn't one of them. Jim has done an outstanding job over the years with the checklists, event coverage and carried every task with excellence and precision. Without a doubt one of the people I've met through the community over the years who I can say is a class act. Your tour of duty was incredible to watch and I hope the experience is something you'll forever look at as nothing short of award winning!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2008 | 0:04 EST

Clearance Sale: We've added a variety of items to our sale menu and also increased the discounts on around 1000 products! Take a look at the sale menu below to browse through all the new & price decrease items.

Sideshow Collectibles: This 1/4 scale figure shows Anakin as he looked in Episode III after turning to the Dark Side of the Force. Clad in dark leathers with a brown robe, this figure stands 19" tall and includes his lightsaber as well. This figure is priced at $289.99.

Medicom: The other new release is the Clone Trooper Captain. This fellow has red markings on his clone trooper armor to denote his rank, and the figure comes with alternate hands and a blaster, in addition to the articulation that has made Medicom's RAH line legendary. This one is priced at $139.99.

Legacy / Clone Wars Vehicles: Our newest shipment of Star Wars vehicles has allowed us to list a number of them singly. You can choose from Obi-Wan's and Anakin's Starfighters, the V-19 Torrent and more, priced at $18.00 - $25.99 each.

Unleashed Multipacks: Our shipment has also restocked our 2" Unleashed Battlepacks. We've got many Clone Wars Hero, Clone Wars Trooper, and Clone Wars Droid sets, among others. These sets are priced at $11.00 to $14.99 each.

Battle Packs: Also in stock now are three of the new Battle Packs. This time, we've received the Battle at the B'Omarr Monastery and Assault on the Shield Generator battle packs, each containing multiple figures or two figures with vehicles. Each is priced at $27.99.

Galactic Heroes: This case includes twelve two-packs of Galactic Heroes figures. Some of the sets in this assortment include Anakin with STAP, Commander Rex & Ahsoka with Stinky, Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar, and more; we've got this case listed at $79.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2008 | 23:55 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my Black Friday report. I stopped by Target in Waukegan, IL where they had the Clone Wars Yoda & Obi-Wan Battle Packs. I picked up the only Sarlaac Ultimate Battle Pack for $59.99. The Battle of Christophsis was not in stock. I then stopped at the Walmart in Zion, IL where they had the Count Dooku & Asajj Ventress wave from the Clone Wars line. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2008 | 22:37 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 492

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Brian's Toys' Black Friday Sale has deep discounts on over a hundred products such as action figures, battle packs, and exclusives! Combined with our continuing 15% OFF Sale and $7.99 Flat-Rate Shipping, Brian's Toys makes the perfect holiday shopping hot spot for the Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Indiana Jones fans in your life. New this week and in stock are Legacy Wave 2 and G.I. Joe Wave 13. For more details and great Christmas buys, visit our website today!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2008 | 15:41 EST
Happy Thanksgiving Troopers:
Keep WINNING and Rolling America!We would like to wish the many members of our "extended family" or S.C.A.L.P. Elite a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope all of you enjoy a day of rest and good eats with your family and friends. Stop by and wish your fellow Troopers a Happy Thanksgiving in the forums if you'd like! We at Sandtroopers.com would like to thank the committed members of our armed forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We wish them success in their missions and look forward to their safe return. We can only hope for the brighter future in what could be the darkest times we have seen in a while. If there is anything I can't say thanks for enough it is my freedom. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2008 | 12:19 EST
Sandwatch Guides: The Battle at the Sarlacc Ultimate Battle Pack
Giving Thanks!Our Sandwatch Guides are feasting with the second Ultimate Battle Pack to hit Target stores. The Battle at the Sarlacc Pit is just another thing that is about twenty five years late for those of us who used to collect back in the 80's! For more check out the photos and summary for a look at twenty eight detailed frames of the new playset. Thanks once again to the Ultimate Sandtrooper Boba Binks for putting both of these projects into hyperdrive!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2008 | 2:15 EST
Sandwatch Guides: The Battle of Christophsis Ultimate Battle Pack
How much is too much?Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with one of the latest monster Ultimate Battle Pack to hit Target stores. The Battle of Christophsis is the second year in a row Target has offered these mammoth gift sets. Although there isn't too much in terms of new, forget the bad economy as you might just feel a bulls-eye on your wallet this winter! For more check out the photos and summary for a look at twenty one detailed frames. Thanks again to the Ultimate Sandtrooper Boba Binks for laying down the heavy artillery!



Posted by: The_Josh | 27 November 2008 | 1:47 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
This week in Sideshow Collectibles weekly newsletter we where given a brand new 1:6th Star Wars item. If you're a fan of Obi-Wan Kenobi then this is major news for you! Next Friday Star Wars fans around the world will have a chance to add the Attack of the Clones version to their collections. The priority pre-order date for this one is December 5th and you might want to be near your ordering station as this limited edition figure is a mere 1,000 pieces! For more click the banner below for a complete preview.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Knight - Star Wars: Episode II 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2008 | 16:20 EST
Sandwatch Guides: 2008 Wave III
Great job Hasbro!Our Sandwatch Guides are getting back up to date with some of the latest Comic Book 2-packs inspired by Dark Horse. The third wave from 2008 offers Leia Organa & Prince Xizor, Grand Admiral Thrawn & Talon Karrde, Darth Vader & Grand Moff Trachta and Darth Vader & Princess Leia. For more check out the gallery of all four sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the attack and keeping a fresh supply of ammo!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2008 | 16:11 EST
Update from Gentle Giant: You Rebel Scum!
Get your Rebel on!The highly anticipated Rebelscum exclusive Lt. Renz mini-bust is now available for purchase. With a slight glitch in the voice chip, the problems have now been corrected and you can own the first ever talking Gentle Giant mini-bust. You can now hear the iconic phrase "You Rebel Scum" from the memorable shield generator scene in Return of the Jedi. There is also a signed trading card from actor Barrie Holland, another first for the line. With an edition size of 2500 worldwide you can guess this one won't be around for long. For more check out the Rebelscum estore for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2008 | 16:28 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Black Friday Special
The Black Friday frenzy is about to begin. From November 28th - December 1st you can take 10% off ANY purchase. What a great chance to grab that exclusive, autograph or piece of memorabilia you've been holding out on. Also check out their selection of Marc Echo hoodies, as I'm having a very hard time not picking up one of each! For more click the banner below to browse the selection and the holiday gift guide.


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2008 | 13:37 EST
Dewback Patrol: 2008 Boston Supermegafest
Thanks to our Boston S.C.A.L.P. brigade!Our Dewback Patrol has updated with our fifth consecutive report from the Boston Supermegafest from Framingham, MA! The show is a constant plus but this time the faces covering the event for our website have changed. With the guest list having more to do with wrestling vs. Star Wars, how would this stack up to years past? Our strike team has put together a summary of what went down this past weekend. For more check out the details from the show. Thanks again to DarthWormie and chewykingwookie for keeping the Patrol rollin' coast to coast.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2008 | 13:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: No Cloning around says Filoni!
We can all wonder what it would be like to spend our days working at Skywalker Ranch. According to Dave Filoni as cool as it is, you still don't have much time to "Clone" around. For sure not as much as one might think. For more check out the Age.com for the lowdown and


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 November 2008 | 15:17 EST
Dewback Patrol: 2008 Winter Memorabilia Event in the U.K.
Thanks to our U.K. posse!Our Dewback Patrol has updated with a report from the 2008 Memorablia Event from Birmingham in the U.K.! Our two-person strike team was able to snap a few photos and put together a summary of what went down at the event that took place this past weekend. For more check out the details from the show. Thanks again to Taurs and Jaask for the great job on the ground.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2008 | 14:36 EST
Sandwatch Preview: The Bothans are Coming!
About time we seen a Bothan!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. These were shown in one of the newer issues of Previews magazine. There are three new comic book 2-packs on the horizon that collectors have been begging for years to see. There is Luke & Deena Shan from the Rebellion series, Ki-Adi Mundi & Sharad Hett and the long awaited Bothan Borsk Feyla & Wedge Antilles from Rogue Squadron! For more check out the gallery of six packaged and loose photos of the new sets. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2008 | 3:22 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Star Wars lightsaber to fight Cancer!
The Herald Sun.com from the land down under is reporting scientists have developed a Star Wars-style lightsaber that could fight cancer cells. The new laser beam could help the fight against cancer as well as being especially useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. For more visit their website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2008 | 3:18 EST
Update from the Collectorate: Never Before seen Screen Shots!
Work on THE COLLECTORATE website is progressing rapidly. With this news post we begin to reveal never before seen screen shots of the actual site. Visit our splash page at www.THECOLLECTORATE.com to view…

  • The actual Front Page with feature explanations.
  • An actual Product Page with feature explanations.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2008 | 23:33 EST
    Update from Gentle Giant: Galactic Marine up for PGM's!
    Good guys get limited to 3k!The Forbidden Planet Exclusive Galactic Marine mini-bust is now available for purchase for Premium Guild Members of Gentle Giant. The very limited piece of 3000 worldwide is certain to be a quick mover. For more log into your account and visit this link to place your order. Don't forget the Coruscant Clone Trooper animated maquette will be available in December sometime if that one was on your list!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2008 | 2:06 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta Starfighter
    Good job or about TIME Hasbro!?!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with what is certain to be a home run from Hasbro. The fact you basically get two vehicles for one puts Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta Starfighter a step ahead of the others. In fact you might even say it separates itself from the rest of the pack! For more check out the photos and summary for a complete look at one of the best new vehicles Hasbro has done in quite some time! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the rapid-fire production of this guide as it was just reported being found in our forums yesterday.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2008 | 23:45 EST

    Clearance Sale: Our sale is still running and there are plenty of great deals available. Take a spin through the sales menus. There are many Star Wars items slashed between 20-60%!

    F/X Lightsabers: These new lightsabers seem to take up where Master Replicas left off. Part of Hasbro's Signature Series, these blades light up and have four motion sensor- controlled sound effects. The blade is permanently attached to a durable metal hilt, and comes with a display base for when not in use. Obi-Wan's blade is priced at $99.99, with Luke's at $109.99.

    Gentle Giant: 501st Battalion Leader Captain Rex is the newest Clone Wars character to get his own maquette. Rex is clad in his blue-accented Clone Trooper armor. This statue is priced at $79.99, and will go well with the other hex-based Clone Wars maquettes.

    Wampa Statue: Another new Star Wars statue has been announced by Gentle Giant. This time the Wampa, carnivorous denizen of Hoth gets his moment in the sun. This piece stands 11-inches tall with the Wampa standing over the remains of a Probe Droid, and is priced at $189.99.

    Sideshow Collectibles: The newest of Sideshow's "Militaries of Star Wars" line is the Stormtrooper Commander. His armor includes blue detailing to indicate his rank, and he comes with a BlasTech E-11 Blaster Rifle as well. We've got him priced at $84.99.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2008 | 23:32 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Training on the Falcon
    Not much where it counts kids!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with one of the latest Battlepacks to hit the streets. The set of Training on the Falcon features Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO. You might say it's more of an accessory kit vs. a Battlepack, but they really did try to load up the box with plenty of additional accessories. For more check out the photos and summary for a complete look at all eight brand new frames!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2008 | 15:47 EST
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Jar Jar to Rescue Clone Wars!
    The team at IESB.net is reporting Jar Jar Binks will be showing up on the Clone Wars animated series this week. The story "Bombad Jedi" will have him teaming up with C-3PO to save Padme Amidala from the clutches of the evil Nute Gunray! For more check out their website for the interesting view and




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2008 | 15:40 EST
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 491
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 491


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    This week we've featured the new Hasbro F/X lightsabers! We now have Luke, Vader and Darth Maul in stock and ready to ship. We will be restocking exclusives like the Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander very soon, so please check back often. We are now accepting pre-order on Clone Wars waves 3 and 4. There is also a new selection of AFA graded vintage figures just added to our massive inventory. Visit our website to check out all the deals and savings, just in time for the upcoming holiday seasons.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2008 | 22:22 EST
    Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
    This week we've featured pre-order on Sideshow Star Wars 12" & statues. Clones Wars toys in stock include Republic Gunship, ARC-170 starfighter, Lars Homestead, legacy A-wing fighter, AT-TE, B-wing dagger squadron, 7 Galactic Heroes figure sets and more 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 | 17 November 2008 | 15:16 EST
    Update from Fathead.com: Got Big?
    If you couldn't be looking any harder for a unique Star Wars gift this year, check out the selection of merchandise at Fathead.com! Choose from Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and several other trilogy based characters. There is also a wide variety of NFL, NBA, MLB and much more in case you decide to journey outside the realm of Star Wars. Why you'd do that is beyond me!


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    Posted by: dustrho | 16 November 2008 | 20:38 EST
    Dewback Patrol: Vader Owns the Air!
    Vader Owns the Air!Our Dewback Patrol gets a new mission added to it tonight, as members of the 501st Legion made their way into the spotlight, only to be overtaken by none other than himself, Lord Vader! Sure, Vader is a tall Sith Lord, but he doesn't compare to the Vader hot air balloon that flew over Albuquerque, NM. Talk about a sight you wouldn't want to miss! Not only did those 501st members get to enjoy some great outdoor time with Star Wars fans, but they even got a chance to play some Rock Band! Check out the full mission report and photos of the event here. Thanks for the submission Will!



    Posted by: dustrho | 16 November 2008 | 19:55 EST
    Customs & Collection Galleries UPDATED!
    Now that's how Hasbro should make it!Our customs and collection galleries have both been updated by the same person tonight! Redkraytdragon has one massive collection consisting of figures, plates, old-school lightsabers and lots of vehicles! Not only does he have a very impressive collection, but he also has great skills putting together some great customs! What stands out from all his custom work has to be the AT-ST, as Hasbro should seriously take notes on how to make a more accurate looking one. Great work Will, and thanks for sharing your pics with us!



    Posted by: dustrho | 16 November 2008 | 19:42 EST
    Another Sighting of New Clone Wars Figures!
    "Hey I just got back from Target and I found the newest wave of Clone Wars. There were two of each figure. I couldn't believe the find! 5pm on a Sunday and they were all there. I picked up two Dookus, two Ventress, one Plo Koon, one 3PO, and passed on the IG-86 droids."

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2008 | 21:45 EST
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 490

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    Check out the newly-redesigned homepage and the GIGANTIC 15% Off Sale happening now at Brianstoys.com. We have reduced prices on Vintage Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Kotobukiya, and plenty more! In this week, we've received new Star Wars 12" AFA Figures as well as exclusive vehicles such as the Republica AT-TE and Gunship. Visit our website to check out all the deals and savings, just in time for the upcoming holiday seasons.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2008 | 15:29 EST
    Update from Entertainment Earth: AT-TE Assault Squad First Look!
    What's with the skimpin!?!The online super-store EntertainmentEarth.com has updated their pre-order section with a photo of the AT-TE Assault Squad Battlepack that will ship February 2009. The set includes four Clone Troopers and plenty of extra blasters for your ground assault activities. Visit our community forums and share your thoughts with other Trooopers on this new set. Thanks to forum member Darthjay for the heads up!



    Posted by: Boba Binks | 15 November 2008 | 14:50 EST
    Area Report: Battlefront II sets Resurfacing!
    More exclusives that aren't exclusive! I was at Toys-R-Us this morning and saw for $39.99 each repacks of the Battle Front II Droid and Clone figure sets. These use to be Previews Exclusives back in 2007 but are now Toys-R-Us exclusives. I'm not sure who or what decides why they could even do such a thing but it seems to be growing more common in the realm of "exclusives" these days. In any case, if you missed these sets first time through, they are now hitting Toys R Us stores! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2008 | 4:04 EST
    Sandtrooper Collections Update: Commander Ando has Landed!
    Move out to a new extreme!Our Collections page has been updated with the amazing collection from one of our newest recruits. All I can say is with guys like this we can call on for back up, we can look forward to advancing our Troops to certain victory! Check out the photo gallery of what he put together and I'm sure you'll really enjoy the long afternoon as he put it. Stop by our community forums and give him a salute once you get your jaw off your keyboard. Do you have new photos of your collection that you would like to share? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery just for you! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2008 | 8:45 EST
    Images Reloaded: Clone Wars Wave III
    We have updated our on-site 2008 Images Section with the third wave of animated figures from the Clone Wars. The first wave was so-so, the second was better and the third tops them all! Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. This wave is in stock and now shipping as is wave IV from the legacy collection.

    `08|#13 Count Dooku™ with Lightsaber
    `08|#14 Plo Koon™ with Lightsabers & Gauntlet
    `08|#15 Asajj Ventress™ with Lightsaber
    `08|#16 C-3PO™ with Glowing Eyes
    `08|#17 Destroyer Droid™ with Launching Blasters
    `08|#18 IG-86 Assassin Droid™ with Blasters




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2008 | 8:45 EST
    Update from the Force.net: Jimmy Mac on the Attack!
    Things are hoppin' in the Star Wars galaxy lately! Let The Force-Cast take you there! The talented Seth Green gives us a call to chat about Robot Chicken Star Wars 2, debuting this Sunday on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Also, Jason & Jimmy provide in-depth reviews of the new Clone Wars movie DVD release, fresh videogame information, news, feedback, Billy Dee does his thing, and much more. Plus, things get outrageous when Dr. Phil dons Stormtrooper armor! Its the weekly Force-Cast! For more visit the Force.net to download and get the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2008 | 22:10 EST

    P/X TIE Fighter: This Previews exclusive version of the classic TIE Fighter is emblazoned with the Rebel Alliance symbol and piloted by rebel pilots during an Imperial infiltration. We've got this ship listed at $52.99, saving you $7 off MSRP - check out the story behind it.

    Mighty Muggs: This assortment of Mighty Muggs includes returning favorites Farth Vader Version 2 and Hoth Han Solo, and adds new figures Darth Maul Version 2 and Darth Revan from Knights of the Old Republic. This set is priced at $44.99, and we've also got singles available of Hoth Han Solo and Darth Vader Version 2, only $12.99 each (listed separately).

    Diamond Select: The newest in Diamond Select Toys' Ultimate Quarter Scale line will be Jedi Master Mace Windu. Made famous by Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu will be loaded with articulation, include his purple lightsaber, and say phrases from the films. Check him out - we've got him listed at $64.99, a savings of $15 off MSRP.

    Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow's new Han Solo in Carbonite figure environment is a great addition to the 12-inch Star Wars line. This piece includes Han frozen in the block of Carbonite, displayed in Jabba's alcove. The Carbonite piece is easily removable from the alcove display, and includes excellent detail work. This great new piece is priced at $189.99 (a savings of $10 off MSRP) and would be great for any Star Wars fan.

    Legacy Collection: We've got new listings for Wave 5 of the Legacy Collection Build-A-Figure series. This wave is available in either the regular case of 12 or an Internet-exclusive case of 12, each at $99.99, or you can mix and match your favorite single figures, $9.99 - $11.99 each. Take a look at the new wave contents here.

    Clone Wars: We've also listed Wave 5 of the Clone Wars Animated figures. The set of seven is comprised of White Battle Outfit Padme, Space Clone Trooper, Magna Guard Droid, Jar Jar in Jedi Robe, Jet Pack Battle Droid, Green Clone Trooper and Kit Fisto, for $79.99, or you can pick up the Wave 5 case and add in five more figures like Asajj Ventress and a Destroyer Droid for just $99.99.

    SW Transformers: Anopther new listing from Hasbro is the Star Wars transformers Wave 6. This wave is scheduled to appear in March and includes new transformers like Darth Vader/TIE Fighter, Clone Pilot/V-19 and Plo Koon/Jedi Starfighter. You can pre-order a case of six for $99.99.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2008 | 21:59 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Previews Exclusive TIE Fighter
    To the Rebellion or BUST!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with latest Previews Exclusive to hit the online stores. The Ecliptic TIE Fighter offers collectors a first ever look at the defection of Hobbi Klivian and the TIE Fighter he flew in his escape from the Empire. For more check out the photos and summary for a complete look at the newest in new! If you are looking to purchase this vehicle, it is available at any and many of our site sponsors!



    Posted by: The_Josh | 13 November 2008 | 21:18 EST
    Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
    This week in Sideshow Collectibles weekly newsletter we where given a brand new 1:6th Star Wars item. The recently announced Force Unleashed Storm Trooper Commander is now up for Pre-Order. His exclusive item is a matching stand letting you know his rank and battalion. Also make sure while you can you get your order in for the Anakin Skywalker Premium Format while supplies last. Make sure you check out this weeks edition of the Sideshow Collectibles newsletter!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2008 | 5:14 EST
    Dewback Preview: ToyMan Show next Month!
    We would like to pass along word for our Troopers stationed in the St. Louis, MO area to visit the ToyMan Show next month on December 14th. If you can, bring along an extra toy as they will have a Toys for Tots collection point to give a little more reason to the season. There are 180 dealer tables for you to scavenge and hopefully add that missing piece to your Star Wars collection. For more, click below to visit their website for maps and ticket information.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2008 | 4:54 EST
    Update from White Wizard Toys: New Pre-Orders Added!
    This week we have added pre-order for the latest selection of Gentle Giant animated maquettes. Choose from Obi-Wan (Ben or General) or Anakin Skywalker. We also have quite of few Sideshow Collectibles items that have recently been added to our showroom. We encourage you Troopers in the immediate area to come in and inspect your collectibles before you buy. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online 24 hours a day!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2008 | 4:43 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: B'Omarr Monestary Assault Battlepack
    Take one out and move on to the next!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with second of the latest battlepacks to hit the online stores and the retail chains. The B'OMarr Monestary Assault Battlepack offers collectors two Single Trooper Ariel Platforms with a STAP and Anakin Skywalker. For some reason they see fit to always pack in something that you might already have, and if we're lucky a minor tweak might be added. For more check out the photos and summary and see if you can spot anything different in the Anakin figure!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2008 | 4:36 EST
    Update from Styin Online: Ho Ho Hoodies!
    For those of you who didn't know what to buy for your Trooper friends, you might want to check out the Star Wars Inventory at Stylin Online. They have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, belt buckles and patches. For more click below to browse their massive inventory today!


    Stylin Online - T-Shirts



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2008 | 2:59 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Shield Generator Assault Battlepack
    Time for a Rebel to go Undercover!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with one of the latest battlepacks to hit the stores. The Shield Generator Assault Battlepack offers collectors four figures with a bit of a new twist. The most noticeable is the Nik Sant or Rebel Trooper in disguise. It's also great to see an Imperial Officer can finally take his cap off! For more check out the photos and summary and see if you can spot anything else you already own!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2008 | 2:24 EST
    Today is the Day!
    Get yours today!I'm sure most of you are just getting home like I did shortly after midnight and are now dusting off your DVD players! Now you can own the Clone Wars DVD or on Blue Ray, a first for any Star Wars film. I picked up the 2 disc set at Wal-Mart and was pretty impressed with the pack-in book: The Battle Begins. For more hit the forums and sound off your thoughts with other Troopers and let us know what version you picked up. Come on, you know you just couldn't wait to see Ziro the Hutt again! I can't think of a better way to celebrate Veterans Day. United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2008 | 20:26 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Wal-Mart Commemorative Sets Live!
    What are we commemorating? Repacks?Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest exclusive Commemorative Sets from Wal-Mart. If you are a veteran collector you might recall a time when these actually included a DVD but times indeed have changed! This set includes Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2, and an always welcome Clone Trooper for the first part of our update.

    Soon to hit clearance shelfs everywhere!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the second Wal-Mart Commemorative Set as well. This set includes the animated Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, and a Battle Droid to help you "commemorate" the new age of Star Wars movies. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the complete layout of what these sets have to offer.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2008 | 16:30 EST
    Update from StarWarsShop.com:
    StarWarsShop is excited to bring you .... (drum roll please) .... the Darth Vader Toaster. Yep, you read right: a Darth Vader Toaster. This all-new, black, ominous kitchen appliance easily leaves the mark of Vader's helmet in every yummy piece of toast. Slather some Bantha butter on top, or make two pieces for an extra-Sithy BLT. Force power not required to operate toaster. It's built in. Simply plug-in, and toast! In addition, StarWarsShop.com has uncovered some perfect products with less-than-perfect packaging. These “non-mint” items have prices reduced up to 70%, and if you were around for our last non-mint sale, you know these sold out fast. Don't miss your chance this time! Click below for some great bargains on our non-mint items!


    StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



    Posted by: Boba Binks | 9 November 2008 | 16:26 EST
    Area Report: Legends of the Repack Hits the Shelf!
    More clutter for past X-mas!This morning I went out to run some errands and decided to do some toy hunting in the process. At K-Mart I saw and passed on the new Collector Tins (same tins as before) with four repacked figures ($33.99 each) and I also saw the Legends of the Saga pack ($22.99) with repacked figures. I also stopped in at Wal-Mart and saw the new Clone Wars DVD Commemorative figure 3-packs ($15.85) which I picked up since I am looking ahead and needing an Anakin and R2 for Anakin's Starfighter, Obi-Wan for his Starfighter, and a Battle Droid for the new Clone Wars Tank. I can always use the extra Clone Trooper and the General Grievous I just have an extra of now. United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2008 | 5:37 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: More Mugging than the Subway!
    Nothin' fishy here!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest exclusive Mighty Muggs that are being distributed as a Previews Exclusive. This trendy little line continues to grow leaps and bounds with a consistent balance of prequel and original trilogy characters. There is no doubt fans of Return of the Jedi will enjoy Admiral Ackbar making his Mighty Muggs debut. We can assure you it is NOT a trap!

    The black attack!The second update is for certain going to be a big hit with fans of the Empire. The Shadow Stormtrooper is bringing its undetectable steath armor to the realm of 100% awesome! For more, scroll to the bottom of the the guide for eight shots of both exclusives. Keep in mind if you are looking to add these to your collection, they are available at any and many of our site sponsors. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2008 | 4:57 EST
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 489

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    The long awaited Hasbro F/X Lightsabers are now here, featuring the popular Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber! This week we also have the Legacy Collection Wave 4 and the Clone Wars Wave 3 now in stock. Tons of Star Wars Kubricks loose have been added, including exclusives and chase. G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Wave 11 & 12 are still available, so get them before they're gone! Finally, get some christmas decorations early by ordering the Santa Yoda Fabriché statue, only $19.99. For more great holiday shopping and collectibles, visit our website today!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2008 | 17:55 EST
    Hasbro Q & A Session:
    Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our latest round of questions from the high command of Hasbro. We've got the skinny on some articulation and the answers to a rumored Bespin Han Solo from the vintage line and I think it's safe to say we're not seeing a fully operational battle station any time in the near future! Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Also there will not be a set at Well of the Souls.com as we are no longer submitting questions! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2008 | 13:26 EST

    200 Item Sale: Pricing on 200 items including: Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars, Gentle Giant, Minimates, Hasbro and more has just been cut. Most items are 20% to 50% off with some discounted even further. Please take a look through the list, there are a variety of good deal - start your holiday shopping early or reinforce your collection.

    P/X Exclusive TIE Fighter: This nifty pirate version of the TIE fighter has just arrived today and is available for $52.99. The Hobbie Klivian pilot figure is also included.

    Medicom: Another new Real Action Hero from Medicom is the Clone Trooper Captain figure. This 1:6 scale figure from "Attack of the Clones" is in Clone armor with red details highlighting his rank, and comes with alternate hands and a blaster. He's priced at $139.99 - take a look!

    SW Transformers: The new Star Wars Transformers are in stock now, too. These figures are in the new Clone Wars Star Wars Transformer Crossovers packaging, and we've got many singles in stock, like the Anakin/Jedi Starfighter, the Imperial Trooper/AT-AT, the Emperor Palpatine/Imperial Shuttle and more, priced at $17.99 each.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2008 | 2:55 EST
    Update from Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
    The Han Solo in Carbonite 12-Inch figure with Envioronment is now available for pre-order. If you are one of the many who bit the bullet and purchased the rest of the Jabba set, this no doubt is a welcome addition to your set up. Now all we need is a Gammorean Guard. Also this week the newsletter revealed they are making good use of the Stormtooper mold as the Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander has been previewed. They have also announced a limited editon size of 50 for the faux bronze Padme Amidala! For more check out the rest of the newsletter from this week.

    Han in Carbonite Diorama



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 November 2008 | 16:19 EST
    Update from Toys R Us: Weeklong Celebration!
    On Tuesday, November 11, the animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars will make the jump from the big screen to DVD and Blu-Ray players everywhere. Also on November 11, kids can relive the excitement of the new Star Wars flick on their Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS systems with the release of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars videogame. To celebrate these exciting releases, Toys“R”Us will offer exceptional values on Star Wars toys, electronics, role play accessories and more for the entire week! For more check out the forums for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 November 2008 | 15:29 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: 2008 Wave II
    Get your Horse on!Our Sandwatch Guides are getting back up to date with some of the latest Comic Book 2-packs inspired by Dark Horse. The second wave from 2008 offers Cade Skywalker & Darth Talon, Antares Draco & Ganner Krieg, Fenn Shysa & Dengarand Princess Leia & Tobbi Dala. For more check out the gallery of all four sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the attack and keeping a fresh supply of ammo!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2008 | 22:10 EST
    Images Reloaded: Legacy Wave IV
    We have updated our on-site 2008 Images Section with the fourth wave from the legacy collection. We have seven new figures and a build-a-droid to make eight for one great wave. You can only scratch your head and wonder why you're getting two torsos? We have also added in the four Build-A-Droid figures for those of you who would like to see how they display unpackaged! Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. Every wave is in stock and now shipping.

    `08|#23 Stass Allie™ with Lightsaber
    `08|#24 Commander Faie™ with Blaster Pistol
    `08|#25 General Grievous™ with Lightsabers
    `08|#26 Bail Organa™ with Blaster Pistol
    `08|#27 Breha Organa
    `08|#28 FX-6™ with Surgical Tools
    `08|#29 Clone Trooper™ with Blaster Rifle & Pistols
    `08|#00 MB-RA-7




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 November 2008 | 22:12 EST
    Update from Midwest Comic-Con: Event Postponed!
    It appears the Midwest Comic-Con has had some unavoidable hurdles and the event will be postponed to a later date. We are very sorry for those of you who were set to come out and visit our bunker. We have some very special plans in the works and hope to reschedule and attend the event at a later date. For more visit their myspace page for the update.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 November 2008 | 14:39 EST
    Update from StarWarsShop.com: Airborne Trooper NOW Available!
    And yes more scratch to spend!Well just when you thought you were safe to put away your credit card, think again! The Airborne Trooper mini-bust from Gentle Giant Ltd. is now on sale in a shared exclusive at StarWarsShop.com. Make sure to get your order in as this is one that is certain to sell out with a very low edition size of 3000 pieces worldwide. Don't forget that Hyperspace members already receive 10% off all Gentle Giant items. I'm sure you Troopers would like to save every penny you can. The SDCC Exclusive Senate Security & Celebration Japan clear R2-D2 are also still available at a discount for those of you who missed!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2008 | 23:17 EST
    Sandwatch Preview: "New" 2-Pack Photos Surface
    It's raining repacks!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. It appears the G.I. Joe line isn't the only one that can treat its collectors to a multipack! Now if they can just put two in a package we don't already own. For more check out the gallery of 4 packaged and loose photos of the new sets. United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2008 | 11:04 EST
    Update from ACME: The Key to the Empire!
    Its all about Lord Vader!The latest Character Key has been revealed from ACME as Lord Vader will be next in the set. It sure is a wonder why this one didn't come much sooner but better late than never. With an edition size of 1000, look to their website for pre-order information. Stop by and sound off in the Sandtrooper / theJawa community forums and give us your thoughts!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2008 | 2:07 EST
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars takes over Trick or Treat!
    It seems the Clone Wars have indeed brought out the desired effect the new film and TV series set out to achieve. The new series may have turned off a die-hard collector or ten thousand but the kids seem to love the new animated sensation. This past trick or treat Star Wars costumes were in very high demand according to a report at Wired.com. I know my little guy had to have a Commander Fox costume, as did several others Troops that replied to this thread in the forums. Move over Iron and Bat Man, the Troopers are taking control! For more check out the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2008 | 15:53 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 488

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    Many new Star Wars and G.I. Joe are in this week! New battle packs Shield Generator Assault and B'Omarr Monastery Assault are available as well as the exclusive Green Leader A-Wing Fighter. Also check out the new Admiral Ackbar and Shadow Stormtrooper mighty muggs, available in a set at only $33.99! Waves 11 & 12 of G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary have arrived and are now shipping! A new One of Each Club is available, and its what Joe fans have been waiting for. Now never miss another G.I. Joe figure. Check out our website for more info and all-new SNES games and Vintage Loose AFA figures.


    Posted by: Boba Binks | 1 November 2008 | 15:51 EDT
    Area Report: DVD's hit the Shelf!
    But they'll sell these to you!This morning I was at Target and saw these DVD sets. The release date is 11-4-08, but they are on the shelf now. It makes you wonder how this isn't a big deal but an action figure is? Either way if you were looking to score either the Prequels or Original Trilogy in complete sets, you now have a chance to do so, again! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2008 | 14:15 EDT

    Clearance Sale: The format for last week's inventory clearance sale is now a permanent feature on our website. There is a new light-blue Sale Item button in the middle of the top navigation bar on our site. We will be adding more new sale items from time to time, so be sure to check through the list. Here is a link to the sale menu home page.

    Titanium Wave IV: The new Wave 4 Titaniums are in stock also. This case assortment includes two each of the camo AT-RT, Hailfire Droid, Droid Gunship and the Red 3 X-Wing, and one each of the Red 2 X-Wing, an Episode I Landing Craft, a blue A-Wing and the Battlestar Galactica Classic Cylon Raider, for $69.99. A number of the vehicles are also listed singly, priced from $7.99. Check them out here (the BSG Cylon Raider is available under the BSG Titanium menu, priced at $10.99)

    Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow has announced a 1/4 scale new Premium Format figure of Princess Leia in her slave outfit, from when she was held prisoner by Jabba the Hutt in "Return of the Jedi." This 16.5" tall figure has loads of detail from the movie, with a cloth skirt included as part of the outfit. Check her out here - priced ($15 below MSRP) at $234.99.

    Endor AT-AT: We've secured a limited supply of the Saga Collection's Endor recolor of the AT-AT. This new version of the classic toy features electronic lights and sounds, and includes both a Biker Scout with a unique flip-up mask and an AT-AT Driver to man it.

    Star Wars: We've got sets and singles available of almost everyone in Waves 1-3 of the Legacy Collection Build-A-Droid figures, with singles like the black IG-88 Speeder Bike Droid, Jodo Kast, Bane Malor, Darth Vader and many more. We've also received a small shipment of cases of Wave 4. Priced at $94.99, this case of 12 figures includes King and Gueen Organqa, Commander Faie, Stass Allie and more, along with a select few figures from previous waves.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2008 | 14:15 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report for November. Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL has the new Galactic Heroes stocking stuffer Christmas sets. Next was the Gurnee Target that had Wave 3 of the Legacy collection, Wave 2 of the Clone Wars figures, & the newest comic packs from Wave 2. The final stop was the KB Toys in the Gurnee Mills mall where they had the same stuff as Target but it's now $9.99 for the basic figures. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”

    wrightcombo@juno.com