November 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2009 | 7:52 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Battle for Endor Battle Pack Added!
Why Hasbro? Why!?!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another Battle Pack that is being deployed right now on the retail front. As we gladly shift our focus back to the Legacy Collection. The Battle for Endor features a new Imperial Officer in Colonel Dyer, a pretty nifty Ewok in Warok that also includes a very slick glider that could be used on a attack of your new AT-ST! That thought was so cool I almost forgot about the Luke Skywalker in Endor gear they stuck us with! Almost. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for knowing more than half the battle!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2009 | 7:41 EST
Update from The Collectorate: Cyber Monday Blowout Sale!
Thousands of Items On Sale Right Now!

And Special Savings On:

McQuarrie Concept Figure Sets $39.99 Each!

Halo Mongoose $19.99 Each - Even The Exclusive!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2009 | 7:40 EST
Affiliate Update: ShopEcko.com Extra 20% Off The B.O.G.O. 55% Sale
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2009 | 7:13 EST
Allied Forces Update: Anvil Awards at GentleGiantCollectors.com!
Enter your Gentle Giant Collection Today!What are the Anvil Awards you ask? The Anvil Awards are a Collection of The Year celebration that will be presented annually starting in December 2009 to recognize excellence in the field of Gentle Giant Collecting. For more on this check out GentleGiantCollectors.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2009 | 0:05 EST
Sandwatch Live: For Your Eyes Only
We have added the Dewback and Imperial Sandtrooper to our Sandwatch Live reviews. Check out the comparison to the old PotF2 fossil and see if this is something you're going to want to add to your collections. Is this one of the best Legacy Collection exclusives yet? For more click below to see the latest from the greatest thing to come out of Aurora, IL since Wayne's World!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2009 | 20:12 EST
Update from ToysRUs.com: Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon on Sale
For those of you that have held off on the BMF*, you might want to take advantage of the lowest price of the season. The Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon is now on sale for $79.99! They have also cut the price on the Force Action Lightsabers to $14.99 for those of you wanting to give your padawan a brand new weapon. For more click below to browse the savings.

**Update: The BMF is showing out of stock, but you can check back later or see if your local store still has any left.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2009 | 15:10 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Brian's Toys holiday deal blitz is going on now! There is deeply-discounted items from exclusives to mini-busts. Save $15 or more on Boba Fett McQuarrie Mini-Bust, MOTU Classics Tri-klops, and Galactic Hunt McQuarrie Chewbacca! Get these deals before they are gone. Finally, for the Brian's Toys newsletter, we received the MOTU Classics Scareglow and the GI Joe Sideshow 12" Cobra Officer. Check out the products that have been restocked. Remember that Y-Wing vehicle released this year? Yeah, we got that! For more of our great selection visit our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2009 | 15:05 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Gelagrub Patrol Battle Pack Added!
Free Slug Rides!We update our Sandwatch Guides with one more of the newest Battle Packs from Hasbro that might be slithering into retail location near you. Riding right out of Revenge of the Sith and into your collection, the Gelagrub Patrol includes: One 327th Star Corps Clone Trooper and a Gelagrub that he can ride on. You thought Dewbacks were slow? For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping pace!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2009 | 14:21 EST

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale: The lines at stores were ridiculous today, so why not do a bit of shopping from the comfort of you home or office with our new Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale. We've just cut pricing on about 1000 items and there are a total of 1700+ items listed between 20% and 90% off our list pricing. Over 400 items are currently in stock with discounts of 50% or more. Take a look at the sale items.

Anakin, Ahsoka & Rex Life-Sized Statues: We've also received a number of exciting new Clone Wars statues. The Captain Rex Life Size Monument stands about 6 feet tall and is dressed in battle-damaged clone armor, and makes a great gift for Star Wars collector at $1399.99. The Anakin and Ahsoka Maquettes are priced at $79.99 each, and stand 9" and 7.25" tall respectively.

Clash of the Titans: NECA is also releasing a pair of figures in series 1 of the "Clash of the Titans" remake. This assortment will include Perseus in both regular and battle-damaged versions, and is listed at $29.99 for the pair as well.

MotU Scareglow: Another great figure from Mattels MOTU Classics line. Scareglow is available now at $34.99 and we also have most of the other figures in the series available at varying prices.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2009 | 14:40 EST
Dewback Patrol: Boston SMF Coverage & Interviews Live
Uttinni!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the Boston Supermegafest in Framingham, MA. Our sister site theJawa.com has provided a report from the show and interviews with Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Gerald Home (Tessek). The local Fan-Force group was also on hand raising money for a good cause too! For more, check out the full report from this past weekend. Thanks again to our resident scavengers for some great work and interrogation! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2009 | 14:00 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Happy Holidays Troopers! Here's a Black Friday store report if you're interested in posting it. Target in Highland Park, IL had the exclusive Clone Wars battle packs and TIE Fighters in stock. The Target in Waukegan, IL had ANH wave figures in stock as well as the exclusive Clone Wars packs and TIE Fighters. Walmart in Round Lake, IL had available their exclusive At-St walkers and Dewbacks. That's all for now. Later Troops.”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2009 | 13:23 EST
Happy Thanksgiving
Give Thanks!The team at Sandtroopers.com would like to wish all of our ground forces a Happy Thanksgiving today. While most of us will spend the day with family, friends and feast, please think of the countless others who do not have as much to be thankful about this year. We hope all our members can take a moment out of their day to say a prayer for our armed forces serving overseas. We thank the men and women of the greatest force on the planet, the U.S. military! We thank you again and wish you a safe return home from Iraq, and pray for swift resolute action that will bring home all of our Troops. We thank you again for your courage, keeping us safe, and ultimately keeping the dream of freedom alive. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2009 | 5:28 EST
Dewback Patrol: Even More Anarchy in the U.K.
Going Global S.C.A.L.P. style!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the 2009 Memorabilia event from the NEC Exhibition centre in the U.K.! Our forum member Jaask was able to infiltrate and deliver some solid recon on this show. There was one Star Wars guest to salute, with George Roubicek (Cmdr. Praji) from A New Hope. There were also many others from pop culture and science fiction. For more, check out the photo gallery and report from this past weekend. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2009 | 5:10 EST
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con NEXT Weekend!
We're just days away until the next Steel City Con! There are many comic artists and illustrators that that will be in attendance. Celebrity guests include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kevin Nash, Ernie Hudson and many others. The first 1,000 Attendees who buy a 3 - Day Pass will receive a goodie bag filled with toys and comics valued more than the price of the ticket. That's almost like getting in for free! For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2009 | 13:02 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Rishi Moon Outpost Attack Battle Pack Added!
Where's the Obi-Wan?We update our Sandwatch Guides with one of the latest Battle Packs from Hasbro that is hitting the streets. Straight from the Clone Wars episode "Rookies" and into plastic form, The Rishi Moon Outpost Attack includes: one "Shiner" Clone Trooper, a Commando Droid Captain and a pair of Commando Droids. This is in my humble opinion one of the greatest Battle Packs ever made seeing as you aren't buying anything you don't need! For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for leading the attack!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2009 | 12:46 EST
Update from Past Generation Toys.com: Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Holidays from Past Generation Toys! This includes G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Wars (New and Vintage), Marvel Universe, Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe Classics, Indiana Jones, Power Rangers and more! Let’s start the shopping off right! We are having a Pre-Black Friday sale – 15% off EVERYTHING! A great way to be updated is via the PGT Blog or by following us on Twitter. Do you like to shop on your iPhone or mobile device? Check out our mobile site!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2009 | 12:17 EST
Update from Hasbro: And the Winner Is...
Long Live the Empire!Hasbro’s excited to announce that the Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS DIORAMA CONTEST is Craig Boyse, from Clio, Michigan! Craig’s entry, “Captain Solo Awaiting His Fate In The Carbon Freezing Chamber,” was also selected the Fans’ Choice winner, via StarWars.Hasbro.com voting, giving him undisputed bragging rights throughout the galaxy. The entry will be displayed at the next Star Wars Celebration.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2009 | 12:15 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Dark Side Days are Coming!
Dark Side Days are almost here! Starting Black Friday (Friday, November 27 through Saturday November 28th), StarWarsShop will launch its Dark Side Days savings event that slashes 25% OFF all in-stock products, no exclusions! Prices will be slashed on TIE fighters, Clone Troopers, Darth Vader, anything in stock -- even the Emperor himself will not be spared!

For two days only you can snag those in-stock items you've been meaning to pick up for yourself or your favorite Star Wars fan in time for the holidays. Don't put off those purchases any longer, these huge savings end Saturday, November 28 at 11:59 PST!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2009 | 12:10 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Live TV Series Not so Far Away...
According to an article posted today in the Examiner.com and Rick McCallum, "they have already begun to cast the show, and they have a good amount of scripts ready, so at this point filming should go quickly once the casting is complete". There are also a couple of roles that have been cast, however up to this point we have dismissed these as Internet rumor. To find out what characters you will be seeing in the live TV series, check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2009 | 23:15 EST
Update from The Collectorate: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotions!
We are happy to bring you are latest deals for the next week. Black Friday Promotion: $4.99 Shipping All Day November 27th! (Some restrictions apply. Visit website for details.) All day Friday, November 27th $4.99 standard shipping no matter how many items are in your order. Cyber Monday Promotion: Sign Up & Pick Your Deal! (Some restrictions apply. Visit website for details.)

Between now and 12 midnight Monday night, November 30th, if you sign up for the I Want To Know notifications and add yourself to at least one list, we will send you the coupon code for the promotion of your choice to be used on November 30th. You tell us which one you want: Free Shipping On An Order of $75 Or More! Save $15 On An Order of $100! Take 5% Off Your Order Of Any Size! We'll send you an e-mail with the coupon code of your choice to use on November 30th. Cyber Monday Star Wars Promotion: Monday, November 30th Only McQuarrie Concept Art Sets On Sale! Get Both Sets For $79.99! Cyber Monday Halo Promotion: Monday, November 30th Only Mongoose On Sale! Get The Set Of Three For Just $59.99! (Some restrictions apply. Visit Website for details.)

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2009 | 15:35 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Just for the Kid in You!
For the Jr. Trooper in you!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for that was just forwarded from our advanced recon team. Today we've uncovered several new photos of new Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes. The Escape from Kamino and the Attack on the Invisible Hand both appear to be worth buying for your little Troopers. For more check out the packaged and loose photo gallery of both sets. Don't forget to stop by the forums and let us know if they are cute enough for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2009 | 15:03 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Assault on Ryloth Battle Pack Added!
Stay on Target TroopersWe update our Sandwatch Guides with the second round of the latest Target exclusive Battle Packs. The Assault on Ryloth includes: Mace Windu, Clone Commander Cody and a pair of Clone Troopers with Waxer and Boil! Somehow they managed to sneak in two figures you might already own, but the two new Clones are really nice. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for taking point on the assault!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2009 | 2:53 EST
Sandtrooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
"Hey Troopers, Old Ham Yoyo here. I'm in a bind and I'm trying to sell two figures to worthy owners. The first is the elusive Sandtrooper Freeze Frame, mint in star case. The second is R2-D2 flashback variant/saber on right side, mint in star case. Please email me with an offer an offer for either figure. I would give you guys a chance before they hit Ebay. Take care Troopers. MTFBWY."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2009 | 2:45 EST
Affiliate Update: Delta Squad lands Next Month!
Today, GentleGiantCollectors.com is happy to bring collectors an exclusive review of the most anticipated Gentle Giant LTD Star Wars release in 2009! With special thanks to Gentle Giant LTD we present to you the first in hand review and photo shoot of the Delta Squad Clone Commandos from Star Wars: Republic Commando. These will be coming out next month to collectors worldwide!

Thanks to Mark for letting us know these are on the way soon!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2009 | 13:58 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Ambush at Abregado Battle Pack Added!
How is 3 on 1 an Ambush?We update our Sandwatch Guides with one of the latest Target exclusive Battle Packs that have just started turning up at retail this past week. The Ambush at Abregado includes: Plo Koon, Clone Troopers Sinker & Boost and a Rocket Battle Droid to give them something to shoot at! As much as you hate to see Plo Koon again, the others are welcome additions for most. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping us on Target!



Posted by: dustrho | 22 November 2009 | 12:41 EST
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers, dustrho here coming to you from Aurora, IL. Yesterday was a very good day for me, as I was able to find a good amount of new Star Wars toys at the Walmart store in Oswego. They had all of the last two waves of action figures, and I was able to pick up some that I didn't have yet (Jeremoch Colton, Clone Commander Cody, Utai and Concept Art IG-88). They had all five of the new Walmart exclusive Droid Factory two-packs, and because I chose to only pick up three of them (Corran Horn/R2 Whistler, Darth Maul/I-5YQ and Boba Fett/BL-17). I would have gotten the other two, but decided that I'll pick up those other two at a later time. Mainly because I also grabbed a Dewback with Sandtrooper (finally!), and they had several more sitting there. The shelves were stocked with the Captain Rex battle rifle/pistol set, Turbo Tanks, Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, several different Jedi Starfighters, and much more. It was a major relief seeing new product on the pegs and shelves, and we have the holiday season to thank for keeping that area well supplied. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2009 | 20:40 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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We are about to YAK your FACE off. By that, we mean we have three (count them, THREE) Tri-Logo AFA Graded Yak Faces available to purchase. From AFA 85 to 75. It's worth a glance. Otherwise you will notice the exclusive Republic Gunship and TIE Interceptor vehicles you won't find anywhere once they sell out after Thanksgiving. That's just a helpful tip from me. For more great stuff and a neat Sandtrooper 12" figure, go to our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2009 | 20:36 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Yak with the new Pack!
The team at Yakface.com have also produced an image of what just might be the packaging for next year. If this is true, you just might be singing the blues, again! For a look at the new design visit the boys on board the Sail Barge for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2009 | 20:11 EST

Pre-Black Friday Sale: Black Friday is always an exciting time to shop, so we thought we might as well get things started now instead of waiting another whole week. Our latest sale will save you 20% to 30% off a huge variety of items from: G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra, Transformers II Movie, Indiana Jones, Star Trek Movie, Terminator - Salvation, GI Joe 25th Anniversary & More Take a look at the link below to view the sales menus, this sale ends on Tuesday.

Battle Packs: A shipment of Star Wars Battle Packs has arrived at our warehouse. We've listed them all singly, and you can pick up the Kamino Conflict Battle Pack and Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Pack for $34.99 each, or the Gelagrub Patrol Battle Pack and Battle for Endor Battle Pack, at $25.99 each.

Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant has announced that this piece has been resculpted and will also include a number of accessory pieces to customize R2-D2 your way. This piece now has a release date of June, and we've got it priced at $129.99, a savings of $29 off the MSRP.

eFX: These new prop replicas by eFX are cast in resin from the actual on-screen props used in the movies. We've got lightsabers for Luke, Obi-Wan and Anakin available, priced at $94.99 each, and they should arrive next month.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2009 | 19:45 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Because Stone Cold Darryl Said So!
We have great news via our friends at Galactic Hunter tonight regarding an upcoming Empire Strikes Back figure that was rumored to have been cut from the line. Adam May has confirmed "Bespin Guard (Utris M’toc) *will* be coming out in the EU wave." For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2009 | 14:58 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Ho Ho Ho HA HA!
The real deal or Bantha Poo-Doo?We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers direct from our advanced recon team. This time we've uncovered what we suspect is the new Legacy Collection Jabba the Hutt, but we'll let you guys debate that. You can clearly see this is a much larger scale than we've seen before. For more check out the raw shot, tongue hanging out and all! Thanks again to our glowing eyed operative for the photo. We stress this may or may not be the new figure rumored for next year. Don't forget to stop by the forums and share your thoughts with other Troopers.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2009 | 23:47 EST
Sandwatch Live: RC Republic Gunship
Ok, now that you've read the review and seen the photos, we have finally completed the video of our flight tests. Click below for a comprehensive review of this expensive, but very addicting indoor RC toy!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2009 | 21:16 EST
Dewback Patrol: In Concert, In Beantown!
Coast to Coast Suckas!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a very special mission report from our nation and network-wide coverage of the many Star Wars in Concert events. This time our report comes from theJawa.com correspondent DarthWormie. For more, check out the photo gallery and report from this past weekend in Boston. Stay tuned as we attempt to hit as many stops as we can along the way! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2009 | 21:10 EST
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con
The 501st's Garrison Carida® has secured a brand new 20" bicycle (fully assembled) for Garrison Carida's Children's Hospial Toy Drive Raffle at Steel City Con. Show attendees can stop by the 501st Garrison Carida table and trade one brand new unopened star wars action figure for one chance to win a brand new kids bicycle just in time for the holidays. You can enter as often as you like, each new unopened star wars toy donated may be exchanged for a raffle ticket to be entered to win the bicycle.

501st members are not eligible to play or win this prize. Scruffy nerf-herders are also prohibited from entering. The winning ticket for the bike will be drawn on SUNDAY December 6th at 2pm. The WINNER must BE PRESENT to collect the bicycle prize. If the winner chooses to have the bike autographed by the 501st or wishes for a group photo to be taken, they will be obliged !

All new star wars toys donated to Garrison Carida will be added to their toy reserves to benefit their 10 annual CHILDREN's HOSPITAL visits in PA, DE, and WV. Every child that Garrison Carida visits in the hospital gets a brand new toy thanks solely to the collective efforts of our friends in the Star Wars community. For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2009 | 21:18 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Nahdar Vebb carded Images Surface
More for you, and the kiddies too!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers direct from our advanced recon team. Today we have several new images that surfaced on Ebay of the packaging for the mail-away figure for next year. For more check out the front and back carded shots of Nahdar Vebb! It looks like they are bringing the 3-D packaging back to the basic line, something we haven't seen since the last Captain Rex mail-away! Don't forget to stop by the forums and share your thoughts with other Troopers.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2009 | 15:46 EST
Sandwatch Guides: RC Republic Gunship
Don't worry I'm a great pilot!We update our Sandwatch Guides with our first look at the Star Wars Flying RC vehicles from Hasbro. The tiny foam ship is very cool and addicting, and for the past week we've been putting this baby to the test with both collector and my teenage sons. Tune into part one which features commentary and photos while Dustrho prepares the video clips from our field tests. I can only say his bunker will never be the same! For more check out the latest and prepare for the clips that I can only say are must see STTV!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2009 | 22:45 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Remember Even if we Don't Want to!
For those of you who did not take the day off work to honor the anniversary of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, you can always click below and see what might be the worst Star Wars ever! Has it been 31 years already? For more check out the amazing article at TVSquad.com for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2009 | 22:08 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 for the month of November. Would you guys ever consider releasing a book (maybe that could be ordered at Hasbro online) containing the awesome card art done over the years? Why do you find it necessary to repack the following Battle packs and ship them in mass quantities? Why are the eyes of the folding battle droids not painted on the Target Geonosis 2 packs.. was this to show they were powered off? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also have a set for this round for theJawa.com so make sure to check our our glowing-eyed friends too. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2009 | 12:03 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: You thought they Smelled Worse?
The website Geeky Gadgets has profiled Scott Holden, a Star Wars fan who just might have one of the most amazing Star Wars costumes I have ever seen. For more click below for the small YouTube clip of his Tauntaun in action, and for the record this is way better than the ThinkGeek.com Tauntuan sleeping bag that went up for sale recently!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2009 | 11:54 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: A Collector with a Heart of Gold!
A heart of pure GOLD!With the holidays swiftly approaching, Star Wars collector Adam Shields did quite an impressive thing with his collection. With vintage items and many more modern era collectibles, Adam would find joy in donating his entire collection to the Not-Forgotten Box, an annual toy drive sponsored jointly by the Elyria, Ohio Salvation Army and The Chronicle-Telegram. While we couldn't expect anyone else to be so generous, find out what they decided to do with the boxes and boxes of toys! We salute you Adam Shields, you truly have a heart of gold. For more check out the Chronicle-Telegram for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2009 | 15:18 EST
Affiliate Update: Happy Tenth Anniversary to Galactic Voyage!
Jedi Power writes: "The celebration of Galactic Voyage will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary is now underway. It is hard to believe that I have been doing this for a decade! Be on the look out for a great new feature called ’Galactic News’ in the coming months. Thank you to all the Star Wars fans who have come and enjoyed Galactic Voyage these many years! It has been been a pleasure." We encourage you Troops to stop by and wish the crew a Happy Anniversary.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2009 | 13:59 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Walmart Strikes Back!
There is NOTHING like giving back!It is getting to be that time of year when we begin to look for miracles and examples of goodwill to all mankind. Well Make-A-Wish and Walmart teamed up to bring some of that to life. Matthew Schurman battles Spino-Bulbar Atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. The employees at Walmart dressed up as Star Wars characters and he was able to go on a Shopping Spree thanks to the combo of Make-A-Wish and his local Walmart. What a great way to kick off the holidays! For more this great feel good story, check out the State Journal-Register for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2009 | 13:48 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Moon Strikes Down Sith!
It's hard to believe the advance ticket sales for Twilight New Moon have already eclipsed Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. There is a new record to break and it's too bad we'll never have Star Wars films in the theater again to even attempt a come back! For more check out Prnewswire.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2009 | 23:16 EST
Dewback Patrol: Back to the Front!
Hey Pops, pass me the ammo!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with another mission report from the Children's Musuem in Indianapolis, IN. Even though our man on the ground is still somewhat on IR, Boba Binks could not don armor while still dealing with the reconstructed knee but that did not stop him from attending. For more, check out the photo gallery and report from this afternoon! Thanks again to David for another mission complete, and great job to the Bloodfin Garrison in Indy! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2009 | 23:04 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The Sideshow 12" Exclusive Han & Luke Stormtrooper has now hit our inventory! Plus, new Disney Star Tours Tater sets. How can you not love the puns? Chipbacca, C-3Potato, and Mashter Yoda. For more of a great selection go to our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2009 | 16:13 EST
Update from Hasbro: Q & A Postponed Until Monday!
QnA Delay!We wanted to pass along word that the regularly scheduled Hasbro Q & A will be delayed until this Monday. We hope you Troopers can understand things getting busy with the holiday crunch beginning, and don't forget to log in and drop any new questions you might have for the team at Hasbro. Also don't forget to cast your vote for the Hasbro Diorama Contest, you have just three days left! You can vote now between the five finalists!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2009 | 16:00 EST

15% Off Sale: Time has sure flown by, and BBTS has just turned 10! We've come a long way in the last 10 years and we could not have done it without all of you - our awesome customers. We'd like to thank you for helping us to reach the 10 year mark, and we look forward to the next 10. As a thank-you for all the business over the years, we've just put up a 15% off sale. Everything except new and preorder / backorder items are on sale - and the pricing will be adjusted on our site. Just take a spin through your favorite menus and take advantage of the sale - it ends Monday.

Star Wars Deluxe: We've stocked up our singles from the latest Vehicle Figure packs. We've got Count Dooku with Speeder Bike, Anakin with Can-Cell, Freeco Bike with Obi-Wan and BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper, each priced from $18.99 to $21.99.

Vintage Dept.: Our vintage department is currently looking to increase inventory levels and is looking for collections of sealed toys from the past 1 - 25 years, and also looking for high quality loose vintage Transformers, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and He-Man. If you need to thin out the herd a bit, or need some extra cash, please email James in the vintage department at with information on what you'd like to sell and he'll get back to you. If you are looking to buy instead of sell - their most recent listings can be found here.

B.B.T.S. Exclusive Red Hulk: Our new exclusive has finally arrived. The BBTS Exclusive Marvel Select Red Hulk uses the Marvel Select Hulk body, with a brand-new head sculpt showing the vindictiveness and malice of this new foe. We've got Red Hulk available for $24.99, and also as a set with the original Green Hulk, priced at $39.99.

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Posted by: Boba Binks | 13 November 2009 | 15:47 EST
Update from "the Ghost" of NiubNiub: Death Star Red Room now Online!
Happy Anniversary Frank!Our old friend Frank from NiubNiub's Universe writes: "I am happy to tell the fans that the making of instructions to the Death Star Red Room are now online. Fans can now recreate this iconic room at home for their Hasbro Star Wars figures. This has been the most asked for update since Celebration III's Death Star Workshop!" Take time to stop by and wish him a Happy 10th Anniversary as too. I'm quite sure the masses will be taking notes and getting to work! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2009 | 14:08 EST
Update from The Collectorate: Change Begins... Finally!

THE COLLECTORATE will open its doors to collectors:

November 16th, 2009

Monday Night At Midnight!

Find Out Much More At Our Splash Page

www.THECOLLECTORATE.com

All New Information!

Lots Of Never Before Seen Screen Pics!



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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2009 | 16:08 EST
Dewback Preview: Down to the Wire!
It's time to lock and load for the Boston Supermegafest this November 21-22, as we are just 10 days away! There have been many changes to the guest list as David Prowse has canceled and will NOT be in attendance. However Ray Park and Gerald Home (Tessek, Mon Calamari) have been gracious enough to step in for the Dark Lord.



The Fanforce group Massachusetts Imperial Syndicate will have a table raising money for Autism Speaks. They will have a gift basket for each day with all proceeds going to this group. They will have raffle tickets for 1 dollar each and 6 for 5 dollars. They would appreciate any help with ticket purchases or if you can donate a Star Wars item for the gift baskets. They will have movie posters for sale and other items, and would appreciate some help if you Troopers have anything you can donate. Don't forget that if you come by the table and mention Sandtroopers.com forums, you will get a free raffle ticket. Please contact forum member Mohawk-Elvis if you have any further questions about this offer. For more on the show, visit their revamped website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2009 | 15:50 EST
Sandtrooper Young George Lucas Reports:
Goin Old School!"Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting in from the Kansas City area. The most recent development is that the awesome new Dewback w/ Sandtrooper has hit followed a day or two later by the incredible new AT-ST w/ Driver! The store I was in had only three Dewbacks, but another store had a whole end-cap of AT-ST's, fresh out of the case! The new "Jedi" wave has also hit many Wally Worlds, Targets and K-Marts in the area. I also picked-up the newly reduced in price Turbo Tank for my five year old---all he asked for from Santa was Star Wars stuff this year. Have a quality day."



Posted by: Boba Binks | 11 November 2009 | 13:06 EST
Area Report: New Deluxe & More Legacy Found!
Get ready to ride out!Today at the Wal-Mart on West Washington Street I saw the new deluxe figure pack that include Count Dooku with Speeder Bike I did not see the Obi-Wan Kenobi with Freeco Speeder until later today. I also noticed that Walmart's in the Indianapolis area are starting to stock lots of the Dewback and AT-ST along with the Return of the Jedi wave of basic figures. It's pretty safe to say both Legacy and Clone Wars figures are arriving in mass shipments. United We Find Troopers!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2009 | 12:23 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Man the Force is Dope!
If you haven't seen this clip yet, click below and check out the third installment of Star Wars Gangsta Rap. Even if you are not a fan of hip hop you will still enjoy this. However if you are, you'll like it that much more! Click below for the "ill communication" posted at Atom.com. Log into the forums and throw your hands in the air if you're a Troop player!

Star Wars Gangsta Rap: Chronicles



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2009 | 12:16 EST
Dewback Preview: Takeover to Raleigh North Carolina!
The Clone Wars is everywhere and Cartoon Network and Time Warner Cable are pulling out all the stops to bring the series to the masses. For any of our Troopers stationed in North Carolina you might want to grab tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes game and bring your younglings to Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Takeover to Raleigh. This sounds like a good time to be had for both Star Wars fans young and old. For more check out the Carolina Hurricanes website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2009 | 8:57 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: It's Turbo Tuesday!
Who needs Black Friday when you have StarWarsShop's Turbo Tuesday? Starting today, StarWarsShop is launching its lightning fast Turbo Tuesday savings event that slashes 25% OFF ALL IN-STOCK PRODUCTS, with no exclusions! For two days only you can pick up those in-stock items that you've been meaning to buy but have been putting off. Well, don't put off those purchases any longer because you've got until Wednesday, November 11 at 11:59 PST to save big time at StarWarsShop! And, if that wasn't enough, be sure to check out the latest exclusive product they just launched for preorder. You won't be disappointed!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2009 | 22:23 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Toys R Us Republic Gunship
Prepare to drop more than bombs!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another exclusive, this time the drop zone is Toys R Us. The Republic Gunship is now arriving in stores as well as free shipping online, so you now have to decide if you need or want the sixth offering of this impressive ship. With an all-new design and room for plenty of Troopers, will this one make it into your collections? For more check out the latest and decide for yourself. Thanks again to Boba Binks for dropping yet another bomb!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2009 | 22:22 EST
Update from GameStop.com:
Looking to Unleash just a little bit more of the Force? Don't forget you can now purchase the Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition for all platforms. There are also several other hot Star Wars titles to choose from that are in stock or available for pre-order. With limited extra game play of what is reported to be nearly 20 minutes, you might want to take advantage of their trade in offer for an extra 25%!

GameStop, Inc.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2009 | 12:16 EST
Update from Kotobukiya: 20% OFF Everything!
Get in the Club and Save!Our friends at Kotobukiya have sent word about a 20% Off everything offer for the upcoming holiday season. This coupon will be applied with $39.99 minimum purchase. Enter coupon code KOTOHTC2009 at checkout. There are several new Star Wars items from Kotobukiya available, don't miss out on the new ARTFX+ Commander Fox or duel your dinner with a pair of "chop sabers"! Please note that "Pre-order" merchandise is unable to deliver by 12/31/2009. For more infomation on this special, visit their website and note this offer is for Koto Club members. In order to deliver your package by Christmas, please make sure your shipping address is valid. Valid through Nobember 6th 2009 -December 31st 2009. This is unlimited coupon, so use it as much as you'd like!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2009 | 12:15 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Just when you thought you had enough with Legacy Wave 4, we are dropping another bombhsell on ya! Legacy Wave 5 has arrived, and the IG-88 Concept Figure wants in on your collection. Surely, you wouldn't turn away an assassin droid what you? Remember those McQuarrie Concept figures from 2007? Well, you no longer have to seek them out individually as they now come in a complete box set! How convenient. For more of a great selection go to our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2009 | 22:25 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: For the Bookworm in You!
Stop by their online Star Wars library of over 100 books and comics today! For one extended weekend only, receive 30% off book and comic orders of $25 or more -- there has never been a better time to build your own personal Star Wars library! Check out a small sampling of popular titles below. Offer ends at 11:59 Pacific Standard time on Sunday, November 8. Prices below are full retail. The discount is applied during the last step of the Checkout process.


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2009 | 22:11 EST
Update from Hasbro: Down to the Final Five!
Hasbro’s excited to announce that the finalists for its STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS DIORAMA CONTEST have been selected. You can vote now and help us crown the 2009 Fan Favorite winner! Voting will conclude November 16, 2009.

Congratulations to the top five finalists (in no particular order):

  • Felucia Order 66
  • Tusken Camp Ambush
  • Sith Reunion
  • Hoth Hanger
  • Captain Solo Awaits His Fate in the Carbon Freezing Chamber


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2009 | 22:10 EST

    Clearance Sale: If you've not yet had a chance to take a look at some of the 1800 items we currently have on sale from 20% to 90% off, be sure to sit back, relax, take a minute and see if we have any overstocked toys that would enjoy a new home.

    McQuarrie Concept Set: This special set collects thirteen of the McQuarrie concept figures in two handy box sets for fans who may have missed the original releases. Figures in the sets include Concept Chewbacca, Concept Han Solo, Concept Obi-Wan, Concept Yoda, Concept Boba Fett, Concept R2-D2, Concept C-3PO, Concept Vader, Concept Storm Trooper, Concept Snow Trooper, Concept Rebel Trooper, Concept Star Killer, and Concept Luke, and you can pick up the set for 84.99 and save yourself $20 off the MSRP.

    Battle Packs: The newest assortment of Star Wars Battle Packs includes a little something for everyone. This assortment includes the Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol, Rishi Moon Outpost Attack and Geonosis Assault Battle Packs. We've got the sets available individually at $25.99, or you can save yourself almost $9 and pick them up as a case, priced at $94.99.

    Legacy Collection: We have this new wave listed in a variety of ways, so everyone can get what they want. We've got the set of 8 figures which includes a Stormtrooper, Commander Bacara, Plo Koon with removable mask, Agen Kolar, Commander Cody, Captain Colton, Utai Alien and Concept IG-88 (along with their build-a-droid pieces), and it is priced at $79.99. Yuo can also choose the case assortment, which includes all of the above and adds R2-D2, an Ewok two-pack, Han Solo with Stormtrooper Armor parts and Boba Fett, for $99.99. Finally, we've got singles listed for all of the figures in this wave, priced from $11.99 to $14.99 each.

    Galactic Cinema Scenes: This new assortment includes Boba Fett with the captured Han Solo in Carbonite and his Slave I ship, as will as the Endor Attack with Han & Leia, a Scout Trooper, two Stormtroopers and two Ewoks. We've got the case of two listed at $49.99 - don't miss out on this new wave of Galactic Heroes sets.

    Commander Fox ARTFX+ From the popular Star Wars The Clone Wars film and television series comes this exclusive Commander Fox ArtFX+ (plus) Statue from Kotobukiya! This Commander Fox statue stands approximately 6.5 inches tall. Commander Fox CC-1010 is well known to carry two blaster pistols in holsters on the sides of his kama. He wore the distinctive crimson color of the Coruscant Guard on his armor. Fox led a squad of his Coruscant Guard clone troopers on a mission to rescue Senator Amidala from Ziro the Hutt's palace on Coruscant when her negotiations with the crimelord went awry.

    BBTS Exclusive Wolverine: Our shipment of the newest BBTS-Exclusive Marvel Select figure has arrived. This version of the figure has him wearing his fan-favorite brown and tan costume with full mask, and includes a sword and an armored training dummy along with his display base. This new exclusive is available for $24.99, and no Wolverine fan will want to miss this iconic version of the character. We also have him for sale in a trio with the regular and First Appearance versions of the Marvel Select figure for $54.99 (an excellent deal) and in a pair with the exclusive Unmasked Brown Costume version for $44.99.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2009 | 22:09 EST
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, here's my store report for Novemeber. Target in Gurnee, IL has the RotJ wave in stock. Also available was the exclusive Geonosis sets. The Gurnee Toys R Us also had figures from RotJ in stock plus the McQuarrie sets. The Walmart in Round Lake, IL has Episode I figures available. No sign of the ROTS wave, ANH wave, or the Dewback. That's all for now. Later Troops.”



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2009 | 14:54 EST
    Dewback Preview: Win 4 Tickets to Star Wars in Concert!
    If you are strapped for cash and live in the Detroit-metro area, you might want to log on to ClickonDetroit.com for your chance to win four tickets to the show on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.! You might have noticed our Star Wars in Concert page in our Dewback Patrol section, we would also like to extend an invitation for one of our Michigan S.C.A.L.P. Troopers to cover the show for us. To take the survey and enter visit the website for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 November 2009 | 16:07 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Wal-Mart AT-ST with Driver
    Worth every penny!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another Walmart exclusive from the Legacy Collection. The AT-ST is now arriving with the Dewback and Stormtroopers, so you have yet one more thing to add to your list. With an all-new sculpt and room for plenty of poses and drivers, I assure you this IS the AT-ST you've been looking for! For more check out the latest and decide for yourself. Thanks again to Boba Binks for adding even more artillery!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 November 2009 | 15:03 EST
    Sandtrooper Fishboy_254 Reports: Right down Santa Claus Lane!
    Its a Holly, Jolly Christmas!The Force was strong with Target as I inspected their Holiday aisles on my weekly toy run. Many a Star Wars item caught my eye as I looked for something to decorate my war room with for the holidays. I managed to spot a few of the newer dashboard riders, along with the usual suspects. The lone Stormtrooper made it's way home with me, but there were Yoda, C-3PO, Vader, and the bug eyed Chewbacca - all for $7.99 each. I also picked up a couple of the Yoda and R2-D2 light sets - $14.99 each. And to save the best for last, I added the Kurt Adler Yoda tree topper to my decorations. He came with a light up lightsaber and he was too good of a sculpt to pass up for the $29.99 price tag. Not to mention if I didn't grab him now, I probably wouldn't see him again. I am suprised I hadn't seen the Yoda and Vader nutcrackers yet, but this surely wasn't the full holiday spread. However, all the new items were welcome to my eyes as holiday decorations have been sparse the last year or two. Happy Hunting and an early Happy Holidays. Trooper Fishboy_254 signing out!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2009 | 10:31 EST
    Affiliate Update: ShopEcko.com Holiday Sale!
    Buy any t-shirt from Ecko Unltd, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, and Ecko Red and get the second free. No promo codes required. This promo starts right now and ends Wednesday, November 4th at midnight PST. Note, items must be of equal or lesser value. Excludes Ecko Kids, Zoo York, Clearance and Limited Editions. Take 30% off limited edition Halo and Black Rhino (Batman, Kiss (the band), Joker, Jason, Jigsaw) hoodies and t-shirts with code "EPICDEAL" at checkout. Get them now before they are gone. Also note this excludes clearance & Star Wars.

    Limited Edition Star Wars Merchandise now available



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2009 | 10:27 EST
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars Continues Tomorrow!
    Don't Miss ITFor those of you that just can't wait for the next episode of Clone Wars, that wait is almost over. Check your local listings for your time zone and make sure to catch the next installment entitled "Landing at Point Rain". You can also catch the replay on Friday in case you can't be in front of the TV tomorrow. Thanks again to the crew at Yakface.com and my son Tyler for bringing this to my attention, don't forget the complete season 1 DVD set goes on sale today as well!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2009 | 10:17 EST
    Mos Eisley News Brief: I've seen it All now!
    Are you serious?Over the past several decades, we have seen several pieces of Star Wars memorabilia push the envelope or made you say "are they serious"? Now Star Wars fans can enjoy, yep you guessed it, Star Wars cufflinks. In fact, the handmade goods by Lauren Swingle are only a mere $22 a pair. Now could you pass that up or could you actually seeing yourself wearing these? This can only make you wonder what they will do next for "poor George"! For more check out Walyou.com for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2009 | 9:58 EST
    Sandwatch Sneak Preview: More Hasbro Images Surface!
    More for you, and the kiddies too!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers direct from our advanced recon team. Today we have several new images from Hasbro of a tin collection we uncovered here at Sandtroopers.com last summer, even though many of us don't get too excited about the repacked sets. There are also new Galactic Heroes cinema scenes, a new Battle Pack or two for good measures. For more check out the packaged and loose photo gallery that includes an International set! Were you hoping for Ultimate Battle Packs this year? According to the last Q & A segment at Galactic Hunter it's a solid no! Don't forget to stop by the forums and share your thoughts with other Troopers.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2009 | 9:52 EST
    Update from The Force Among Us: Get it NOW!
    The Force Among Us has just returned from Star Wars Fan Days III where they officially wrapped up their 3-year long promotional tour. Limited copies of the dvd are still available only at the film's web site. The Original Price was $19.77 - get it now for just $12.77. This film has done a great job of breaking the sterotype of the Star Wars fan, and if you haven't seen it you, I highly suggest you should! Click below for the original trailer for a preview.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2009 | 16:51 EST
    Sandwatch Guides: Target Geonosis Arena Showdown
    For the past several weeks the Geonosis Arena Showdown has been landing exclusive to your local Target stores. The six sets consist of Jango Fett & Coleman Trebor, Kit Fisto & Geonosian Warrior, Mace Windu & Battle Droid Commander, Joclad Danva & Battle Droid, Roth-Del Masona & Super Battle Droid and finally Yoda & Droideka. The sets are quite nice packed at $12.99 each which is a pretty good deal these days, and the package unfolds to create a panoramic Geonosis Arena but overall is it worth it? For more click below to view the entire guide featuring every set you may be looking for! Thanks again to Boba Binks for taking them all on at once.