November 2010

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 November 2010 | 8:19 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: One of a Kind?!?
Oh hell NAW!Our S.C.A.L.P. Operative Gorkoracing has scored what might be one of the very first of the 2009 Walmart exclusive AT-ST vehicles. It wasn't so much the new tweaks they made to the Scout Walker that caught my eye as much as it was the eighties-like fluorescent colors they used for the prototype! For more visit the forums to increase the size of that photo in your viewfinder, and make sure to check out the AT-TE prototype as well.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2010 | 14:23 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, here's my store report for November. Target in Gurnee, IL has their exclusive 9-packs stocked on the bottom shelf on an endcap away from the toys. Walmart in Waukegan, IL had a Jedi Luke & a Woof from wave 3 of the Vintage line. The rest of the wave 3 figures were gone. The Vintage Anakin are now showing up with the Darth Vader name too. They also had their exclusives available which include Kit Fisto's Starfighter, TIE Bomber, & Jabba's Throne. The Walmart in Antioch, IL also had the wave 3 Vintage figures. There was 1 Woof, 1 Rebel Commando, 1 Admiral Ackbar, & 4 R2-D2s. Jedi Luke, Wicket & the Gamorrean Guard were nowhere to be found. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 November 2010 | 13:57 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Irvin Keshner Passes
Today is a sad day for fans of the Empire Strikes Back as several news outlets are reporting film director Irvin Kershner has passed away at age 87 in his home in Paris, France. We as fans will always have his films that will live on forever, and I'm sure all of us are remembering how much we love his work. Don't worry, as I have no doubt he's looking down from the heavens, and you can bet he would say "I know."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2010 | 14:21 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Target Exclusive Vintage 9-pack
Did we really need this?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Target exclusive Special Action Figure set. The nine pack features three sets packaged in the classic Kenner styled boxes. However some might argue fifty dollars is way too much when all you are getting new is a package. Are the Hoth Rebels, Bespin Alliance and Imperial set worth that much to you? For more check out the latest photos and summary. This set is now available in stores. Thanks again to Boba Binks for finishing off the vintage collection for this year and another Sandtastic update to our index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2010 | 16:18 EST
Sandtrooper Grievous66 Reports: Vintage 9-pack FOUND!
"Hey Troopers I found the vintage Target exclusive 9-pack today for $49.99. All I can say is WOW! What a set. I love it and they are just as I remembered them as a kid. They're out there if you Troops are in the hunt, here is the DCPI code for it: 087-06-1620. United We Find!"


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2010 | 13:02 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Death Troopers Added
Death is upon YOU!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Death Trooper minibusts from Gentle Giant. The regular edition includes a trade paperback of the novel Death Troopers and the deluxe version is limited to 1500 pieces and has interchangeable arms, helmet and armor pieces. For more check out the latest. Sound off in our forums and let us know if these are headed in your direction! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 November 2010 | 12:38 EST

Black Friday Sale: This sale runs until Monday and everything is included except New and Preorder / Backorder items! Our 20% off sales don't come around too often - take advantage of this sale and stock up now for the holidays. Please note that sale pricing is not retroactive to past orders and this sale will end Monday November 29th in the afternoon.

Gentle Giant: The zombie plague leaves no stone unturned, and has now reached the Star Wars universe. This set includes a Death Trooper bust with removable armor plates (to show the grisly decay beneath) along with a copy of the Death Troopers novel. This set is limited to 2500 pieces and is listed at $69.99. This piece is meant as a companion piece to the Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise Animated Maquette. This piece was sold at Celebration V and SDCC, and is now available to those who were not able to attend.

Kotobukiya: We have received a small restock shipment of the first series of Star Wars Chopsticks. This set includes Luke's blue lightsaber chopsticks, Darth Vader's red ones and Yoda's green ones, shone slightly smaller for smaller or child's hands. We have them as a set of three pairs for $35.99, or single at $12.99 per pair.

2010 Vintage: The newest assortment flew out the door as soon as it arrived, but we have been able to restock a number of favorite Star Wars figures in time for the holidays. We have Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, a Clone Trooper and a Sandtrooper available, ready to increase your forces. Check out the new Star Wars Transformers assortment that we've also restocked.

Sideshow Collectibles: This new piece stands 16.5 inches tall, is limited to 500 pieces and shows the Dark Lord of the Sith in his swirling robes. He is sculpted with a scowl on his face, and we have him listed at $239.99.

eFX Collectibles: Following up on the 30th Anniversary Stormtrooper helmet is this Sandtrooper Helmet Replica from Episode IV. This version is based on an original helmet and limited to 1000 pieces, and is listed at $168.99.

Funko: Funko has announced the 501st Legion Clone Trooper, and he acts as a lamp, a USB speaker and an alarm clock. We have him priced at $39.99, and he'll be a great piece for Star Wars collectors. There is also the Darth Vader alarm clock listed at $54.99.

EasyKit Models: Five new Easykit Model kits have been announced. We have Ahsoka Tano's Jedi Starfighter at $24.99, the Republic Attack Shuttle at $32.99, and the AAT, AT-TE and General Grievous' Starfighter at $29.99 each.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2010 | 13:16 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Deluxe Stormtrooper Statue
Locked and loaded!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the first two-hundred plus dollar statue that I would ever recommend more than one. The deluxe Stormtrooper statue offers several different necks, arms and weapons for different display options. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for double-duty, and another addition to our Gentle Giant index page! If you are looking for this for yourself visit any and many of our featured sponsors. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2010 | 13:07 EST
Sandtrooper ACPin Reports: Clone Cadets Quarters!
You go AC!Our forums have been updated with another incredible LEGO Diorama from master-builder ACPin. Fresh off of his featured Clone Training facility on StarWars.com, AC follows up with the Clone Cadet Quarters. Vist the forums the photos of the completed work and see if the latest takes you back to the episode and sound off your positive comments and feedback. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2010 | 13:05 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Thankful for the 501st Legion
We would like to acknowledge the greatest Star Wars fan club in the world for their outstanding effort in helping charitable causes in 2010. According to Albin Johnson a.k.a. TK 210, the group has raised over 3.1 million dollars across the globe this year. That is no doubt a staggering total, and makes me very proud to be a part of the group. To find out how you can be a part of that Empire next year, visit their main site to find your local garrison and get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 November 2010 | 17:57 EST
Affliate Update: Entertainment Earth Black Friday Sale
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 November 2010 | 23:28 EST
Sandtrooper Jeff Reports: RotJ Vintage & New Galactic Heroes!
"I found all the Return of the Jedi Figures at a Target in Burr Ridge, IL. I only had enough money to get 2. Luke Skywalker Jedi outfit. And Ep3 Anakin with the Darth Vader re-print. Best of ALL, the punches were still hanging on these figures! I put mine right back into place. The other Jedi figures were the same! I also found the Galactic Heroes Quinlan at 2 different Wal-Marts. So, get out there now!"


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 16:16 EST
Hasbro Q & A: Two more for 2010!
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our latest round of questions from Hasbro as the great year that was 2010 begins to wind down. You asked the questions and now we have the answers for the following: If Clone Wars is such a smash hit, is there a chance we'll see a better development of new figures next year? It seems like much of what we are seeing this year is existing sculpts with minor tweaks. IE Senate Guards, various Clone Troopers. Will Hasbro put more behind completely new figures for not only Clone Wars but Vintage? In a nutshell, does ratings effect the resources Hasbro puts into a particular brand? Why would Hasbro re-release the AT-RT without the walking mechanism? Does this really drive up costs that much? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 16:11 EST
Update from Hasbro: Vintage 9-Pack on Sale SOON!
More 3 Packs coming!It's a very exciting time for Star Wars as the extraordinary Target exclusive Vintage 9-pack will be going on sale soon (Nov. 28th). There are two important things to note with this set. First, this set will be more limited than some of our other recent exclusives. Second, Target (and we) are so excited about the Vintage collection overall and these 3-packs that we have decided to keep this "collection within a collection" idea going at Target. Another wave of 3 3-packs will be coming in Spring and like these, they follow the Vintage character lineups. We think this an exciting development, and thanks to Target's support, hopefully fans will be treated to even more in this series. Thanks again for the support and be sure to get to Target soon. Happy Holidays - the Hasbro Star Wars team.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 14:17 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Sepratist Droid Tri-Fighter
Three times a charm?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Sepratist Droid Tri-Fighter. The third release offers not a whole lot more than an updated Clone Wars style paintjob, but it has been quite some time since we've seen it at retail. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another salvo added to our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 14:16 EST
Dewback Preview: Less than 2 Weeks!
We're getting the final phase of our ten-year anniversary tour laid out and the stack of "birthday gifts" continues to grow with each passing day. We would like to invite Star Wars collectors to visit the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station and we hope some of you will have the time to participate in our Galactic Battle Game competition! We have over 30 Galactic Battle Mats and several gifts from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Brians Toys and BigBadToyStore.com! Visit the thread in the forums if you'd like to get registered early! For Steel City Con ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 14:16 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Stuffed Jabba Anyone?
Our Sandtrooper Spotlight focuses on a custom painted 2010 Jabba the Hutt from forum member Rodan. Even though many of us thought the Walmart exclusive intergalactic gangster was just fine as is, click below to see if you like the improvements he made. Stop by the forums and sound off your thoughts! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 November 2010 | 13:33 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Sales this Week!
Our Troopers are reporting finding basic figures at some amazing prices this week. At Kmart they have buy one, get one on all figures. This includes the Jodo Kast exclusive that I saw at two different locations last night. Toys R Us is offering figures two for $10.99. If you were looking for a good time to get caught up before the holidays, wait no longer!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2010 | 14:24 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Sepratist Droid Gunship
On your list for sure!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Sepratist Droid Gunship. I believe the only thing you won't like is the fact they couldn't have made this and the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid back in the 2005 RotS line. I don't think Hasbro has put out a vehicle with this much fire-power since the C.O.B.R.A. Rattler, as this thing is armed to the tooth! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another salvo added to our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 22:24 EST
Sandwatch Live: The Clone Wars Adventures!
We have been enjoying our Galactic Passport that was sent to my son and I courtesy of Sony Online Entertainment. Check out the short clip of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Adventures with the enlisted help of one of our most elite Sandtrooper Clone youth! The passport is now available at major retailers, click below for a short demo.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 17:26 EST
Update from Most Wanted Collectibles: Gentle Giant Sales & Pre-Orders
This week we have just received the new Clone Commander Gree maquette from Gentle Giant. They will also have the Death Trooper mini-bust with trade paperback arriving soon. They are also accepting pre-orders on the Darth Revan & Aurra Sing mini-busts. They are also taking orders for the Pre Vizsla maquette and the must have Death Star Trash Compactor bookends. There are also several discounted prices in their Gentle Giant and ACME character key menus that won't be around for long! Click below to browse the latest.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 17:13 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Jedi Showdown Battle Pack
This is not the Battle Pack you're looking for!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another repack Battle Pack being circulated again this year. The Jedi Showdown probably isn't the battle pack you are looking for, unless you are collecting Galactic Battle Game cards and Battle Mats! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the throw-down on our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 17:08 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Rumors Swirling like a Toilet Bowl!
It's that time of year once again Troopers, and the rumors regarding the 2011 vintage collection is looking great for waves 6, 7, and 8 according to Mr. Curto at Rebelscum.com. However the great SirSteve himself has posted another list from a Walmart computer and varifies the report from Rebelscum this past week. We've got our Troopers scourging the globe and hopefully we can come up with some type of visual confirmation in the upcoming weeks. United We Find!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 15:29 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Comic Book 2-Packs?
They found more comic books!Say it isn't so Troopers! It appears that indeed the Comic Book 2-pack line isn't dead, just yet. Adam Pawlus of Galactic Hunter.com has a pretty good inside on getting Entertainment Earth exclusives, but he was kind enough to share the image from the back of the package that uncovers Luke Skywalker in Pilot Gear and Bespin Han Solo. For more visit Galactic Hunter.com for the



Posted by: Boba Binks | 20 November 2010 | 14:04 EST
Area Report: TRU Price Hike!
Hopefully just for the sale!I just got back from Toys R Us and was pretty upset with what I discovered. They are having a buy one get one free sale today, but they raised the prices on basic figures to $9.99. I'm not sure if this is just in my area or nation-wide. Hopefully they'll put the prices back after the "sale." United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2010 | 0:56 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack
One awesome Battle Pack!We update our Sandwatch Guides with our official guide for the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack. It was several months ago when forum member commanderphoenix rocked our world with fifty pictures of this super-sized set. Now we are finally getting to see it in a store at a price that is a little more affordable. Is that enough for you to pick up an all-new Slave I, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter and five figures? For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another ultimate update to our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2010 | 22:41 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Clone Trooper Hevy, Cad Bane with TODO-360, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and R7-A7 make up the newest pre-orders wave for Clone Wars, and you can reserve your set at Brian's Toys. These toys will go along great with the Jedi Turbo Speeder vehicle. Speaking of pre-orders, the next G.I. Joe wave is also available to reserve. Check out the new Star Wars artwork from Steve Thomas! His retro artwork is a joyful take on the art of advertising from years' past. Christmas is nearly a month away, and it's a good time to start getting prepared. The Yoda Tree Topper from Kurt Adler will be the delight to any Star Wars geek in the holiday spirit.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 November 2010 | 22:41 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Jango Fett's Slave I
Still awesome nearly a decade later!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the first version of Jango Fett's Slave I that was released back in 2002. While working on an "Ultimate" update, Boba Binks discovered we never had this in our guides. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the great back-track on our never-ending quest! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2010 | 16:44 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Basic Figures #29 - #37 Added!
We have updated our Sandwatch Guides with the latest waves of figures from the Clone Wars for 2010. Check out the new additions of the Mandalorian Warrior, R4-P17, Shaak Ti, Boba Fett, Embo, Undead Geonosian, Clone Trooper Draa, Quinlan Vos and Cato Parasitti. For more click below to enter the gallery that shows off their package, features, and the new Galactic Battle Game.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2010 | 14:10 EST

Gentle Giant: The mysterious bounty hunter Aurra Sing is next in line to have her own bust, and this piece looks to be highly detailed. She has a blaster pistol as well as a sniper rifle, and has a dark look on her face. This bust is priced at $66.99. The leader of the Death Watch on Mandalore and all-around bad guy will soon be the recipient of his own maquette. Dressed in blue and green Mandalorian armor, he is ready to cause more trouble and is priced at $84.99.

Clone Wars: Hasbro has also announced two new assortments of Clone Wars figures. They includes popular older figures as well as new figures like a new version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new version of Cad Bane, R7-A7 (Ahsoka's Astromech) and Heavy in Training Armor. Each case is priced at $99.99.

Battle Packs: This case includes Droids & Clones #2, Jedi Showdown, Anti-Hailfire Squad and Army of the Republic, and is listed at $99.99.

Diamond Select: This bank is in the shape of Slave 1, Boba Fett's ship. The ship is done in the green and orange-red color scheme and is listed at $19.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2010 | 13:56 EST
Update from Gentle Giant: New Product for 2011
Two great items coming soon!The team at Gentle Giant has passed along photos and information regarding two spectacular releases for next year. The Pre Vizsla maquette is absolutely incredible, and I'm sure most will agree you might want to buy this one even if you haven't been purchasing every single maquette. They also did a four-star job on the Aurra Sing mini-bust. They captured the likeness so well you would never think someone as hot as Michonne Bourriague or Jamie King had anything to do with this character! These will both be released in second quarter 2011 and the edition sizes will be revealed closer to that time. For more check out the latest photo gallery and details.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 November 2010 | 0:26 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Target 2-Packs Incoming!
Anything new coming next year?Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have just forwarded several images of Target exclusive 2-packs that were reported as rumor at Yakface.com last week. Check out the packaged and loose photos of ARF Trooper Waxer & Battle Droid and the Special Ops Clone Trooper & Geonosian Drone! I certainly can't resist a Trooper with a tripod. There are also shots of a couple of rehashed Battle Packs we'll be seeing again, but with the Battle Mat and cards with the figures. For more check out the latest packaged and loose photos. Make sure to visit the forums to sound off your thoughts!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2010 | 15:25 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Hoth Assault Battle Pack
Still not used to Hoth Speeders!We update our Sandwatch Guides with one of the first Battle Packs in the wave but most people bought the Anti-Hailfire Droid Squad and the Clone Troopers & Droids sets first. As a result, the Hoth Assault and the Holocron Heist are left sitting to warm the shelves. With Darth Vader, a great Snowtrooper and a Hoth Biker Scout, what's not to like about this set? Other than you can't get used to seeing Hoth Speeder Bikes like me! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping our Shadows of the Darkside index page chilly-chill! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2010 | 15:06 EST
Affiliate Update: 33% Off for 3 Days!
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2010 | 13:20 EST
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Vintage Wave III
The third wave of 2010 Vintage has been showing up at every major retail chain and many online retailers this past week. There is no doubt this might be the best wave yet of 2010. With an upgrade to many favorites like the Gammorean Guard, Admiral Ackbar and dare I say they finally got a great sculpt and likeness of Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight. They also upgraded "Bartoo" and gave us another Rebel Commando, and cleaned up the paintjob on Wicket so good you might actually want to buy it now! There is also the reported change of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader showing up in this wave as well. Click below to see the entire wave.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2010 | 20:01 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Battle of Orto Plutonia Battle Pack
Ok, it's not too bad!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the second of two Battle Packs being reported at Toys R Us stores this weekend. I'm trying very hard to be nice about both of these Battle Packs, I guess the best you can say about this one is it creates another opportunity for collectors to score these figures. With exception to Captain Rex that has been released twice, Thi-Sen, and artic Obi-Wan & Anakin were pretty difficult to find at retail during the tail end of 2009. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for filling up our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 November 2010 | 16:39 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Invasion of Utapau Battle Pack
Come on Hasbro!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the first of two Battle Packs hitting retail stores this weekend. Even though there's not a whole lot there you don't already have, the Invasion of Utapau does include a unique Battle Mat if you just couldn't wait for Sgt. Bric to show up! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another perfect invasion, and another addition to our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2010 | 17:32 EST
Sandtrooper ACPin Reports: Domino Squad Final Run!
Just amazing AC!Our forums have been updated with another incredible LEGO Diorama from master-builder ACPin. For several weeks now he's been posting work in progress photos from his Clone Training facility. Now check out the photos of the completed work and see if the latest leaves you speachless. Please make sure to visit the forums and sound off your positive comments and feedback. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2010 | 17:21 EST
Sandtrooper Young George Lucas Reports:
Goin Old School!"Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting from the Kansas City area. This week Target seems to be the place to be for Classic Star Wars collectors. Thursday morning I found the new "Return of the Jedi" vintage wave (which were on an endcap and were --surprisingly- unpunched! Great for the ultimate nerd collector. All of these figures were really awesome, especially Woof, the Gamorrean Guard and Admiral Ackbar... plus they finally nailed the Luke Jedi Knight. They also have their exclusive vintage vehicles and two Hoth sets on sale! Have a quality day."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 November 2010 | 6:38 EST
Sandwatch Guides: One to Grow On!
Everything Star Wars Binks?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the StarWarsShop.com Exclusive Garden Jawa. If to serve as nothing more as a reminder to go outside and take your hose off the side of the house for the winter! There is no doubt this serves as a great alternative to the traditional garden gnome. For more check out the latest. While I usually say a thank you to my right hand man, I will no doubt will set my weapon for stun and have Boba Binks fitted for a straight jacket! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2010 | 20:20 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Congrats to Kotobukiya!
We are thrilled to learn our friends at Kotbukiya have been nominated as the "Best Licensee of 2010" but the Hong Kong Trade Developments's 7th annual Premier Asian Licensing Awards. "Kotobukiya’s success with the award winning Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks series has again been recognized and appraised for an honorable award for its unique design that fuses the collectible genre with the practicality of chopsticks." We are asking all of you Troopers to show them some support and cast your vote right here. For more visit our forums for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2010 | 20:00 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Lando Calrissian Added
What do we have here?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Lando Calrissian minibust from Gentle Giant. It's about time we get him in his classic Bespin attire, but it seems like they missed just a tad bit on the likeness of Billy Dee. Do you agree? For more check out the latest. Sound off in our forums and let us know if this one is on your must-have list!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2010 | 19:48 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The 2010 Clone Wars Wave 8 with Undead Geonosian and Cato Parasitti is now in stock! For more Star Wars, check out the Vintage for new ungraded die-cast vehicles and figures on card. Transformers are finally back. There are new Deluxe and Voyager figures!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2010 | 12:03 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars Returns to the Big Screen!
Get your seat NOW!Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network are pulling out all the stops and will be giving us a special sneak peek at the all-new Clone Wars Villain, Savage Opress! Visit the Official Site for a list of cities where these screenings will occur. They are free but they are asking all attendees bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this holiday season. I think we all can cover that! For more check out the official site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 November 2010 | 11:52 EST
Happy Veterans Day!
Love your Freedom? Thank a Vet!The Staff at Sandtroopers.com would like to wish all of our heroes who have or are serving in the armed forces a Happy Veterans Day. We can never thank you enough for our freedom and the sacrifices you make every single day. We will also say thank you to the familes and a special prayer for the thousands who have given the ultimate sacrifice as we continue to remember freedom isn't free. I would also encourage you to remember and live a famous quote from John F. Kennedy... "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2010 | 23:37 EST

15% Off Sale: From now until Friday 11/12 - save 15% of all all toys, figures, statues, vintage and more - everything except New and Preorder / Backorder is included. Graphic Novels are now 40% Off as well! Get a jump start on holiday shopping or reinforce your own collection with a variety of great deals. Just browse your favorite menus or search for your favorite items.

NEW Clone Wars: We have received two new assortments of Clone Wars Animated figures. Series 04 Revision 02 includes figures like the Flamethrower Clone and Goji, while the Series 05 assortment has Cato Parasitti and an Undead Geonosian. We have Series 04 Revision 02 listed as a case of 12 for $99.99, and Series 05 listed as a case of 12 for $99.99 and as a set of 8 for $79.99. We also have many figures listed singly, and you can see them all at the link.

Hasbro Vehicles: This case of 4 is priced at $99.99 and includes the Droid Tri-Fighter, the Droid Gunship, the V-19 Torrent Fighter and Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter. We also have singles available of the Tri-Fighter at $34.99, the V-19 Torrent Fighter at $34.99 and Obi-Wan's Starfighter at $29.99.

Gentle Giant: This outfit may be the most popular of Leia's many costumes from the movies. The Princess is shown in her bikini with a Vibro Ax in her hands, and she is listed at $53.99, saving you $6 off of the MSRP. This mini bust of the administrator of Bespin is dressed in his blue shirt with cloak, and is listed at $49.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.

Kotobukiya: We have received a number of Kotobukiya 1/7 Scale Snap-Together figures, and have listed them at low prices. We have the Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader Concept Duel Statue at $89.99, the Yoda Vs. Palpatine 1/7 Scale ArtFX Statue at $99.99, a 1/7 Scale Clone Trooper Statue at $49.99 and a Yoda & Mace Windu Episode II Statue at $49.99. Grab yours before they're gone!

Lightsaber Chopstix: The second wave of Star Wars Chopsticks has arrived. This series is packed with two sets of chopsticks on a card, with chopstick rests for each. We have the set of Darth maul and Mace Windu and the set of Darth Maul and Luke Skywalker Episode Vi, each priced at $19.99; we also have them listed as a set of 4 pairs (one each of the two different carded sets) at $35.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2010 | 14:38 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Sgt. Bric with Battle Mat
Get your game on Troops!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest mail-away showing up in Troopers doors the past couple weeks. We are finally going to get to play the Galactic Battle game since Sgt. Bric is arriving with the Battle Mat. You would have thought Hasbro would have gotten this out sooner as it seems like the game might be worth playing with this addition. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another check off the list, and another addition to our Shadows of the Darkside index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 November 2010 | 14:22 EST
Affiliate Update: 25% Off All In-Stock Products: 3-Days Only!
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Posted by: Boba Binks | 10 November 2010 | 14:14 EST
Area Report: TIE Bomber hits Indy!
About time this showed up!I just got back from Wal-Mart but the only new item they had in stock was the Walmart TIE Bomber. This would normally be something to snatch up and break wide to create a guide, but we managed to score this a tad early. It is a really cool toy and I'm glad they made significant changes if there were going to put this out again. It's a great time to start hitting up your favorite retail stores, they are constantly restocking the toy aisles! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2010 | 13:36 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Hunt for Ziro Preview!
Check out the short clip from Clone Wars Season 3 the Hunt for Ziro. Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos interrogate the Hutt clan in an effort to turn up the freshly sprung fugitive Ziro. Spoiler warning does apply!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2010 | 13:35 EST
Affliate Update: Pre Black Friday Sale!
Entertainment Earth has kicked off the holiday offers with Pre-Black Friday sale and a Free Shipping Offer. Don't forget they'll soon have the exclusive comic book 2-packs in stock this month, and the exclusive R2-R9 bobble head. For more click below and see if they have anything you need to add to your collections.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2010 | 13:35 EST
Sandwatch Guides: TRU Exclusive AT-AT
Worth another look indeed!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Toys R Us exclusive Imperial AT-AT. The All Terrain Armored Transport stomped into retail stores last July, but Toys R Us took things up a notch in terms of packaging. This one might be a little bit more money, but no doubt this version will be the one collectors will want to remain packaged in their collections. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for putting the stomp on another Sandtastic update to our vintage collection index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 November 2010 | 13:29 EST
Affliate Update: Update from Ecko.com!
The team at Ecko is giving you good reasons to shop this holiday season. First off there are exclusive offers, great deals and free shipping on Orders over $100. (Use code Freeship) Orders are guaranteed to arrive before December 24th, and there is also a holiday gift guide as well as holiday giveaways and gifts. For more click below to browse their selection.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2010 | 16:01 EST
Sandtrooper Rodan: Custom Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder
Sure the 2010 Snowspeeder is an incredible toy and they did a great job in putting enough new into the latest mold. One minor detail might have been the weathering and battle damage. Sandtrooper Rodan has put together a nice clip showing how he took care of that!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2010 | 14:23 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Mynock Hunt Princess Leia Added
Looking good or like a dude?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Mynock Hunt Princess Leia minibust from Gentle Giant. It appears the practice of making a minor tweak and generating another product isn't limited to Hasbro, but this is a P/X exclusive limited to 1550 pieces worldwide. For more check out the latest. Sound off in our forums and let us know what you'd like to see them make next!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 November 2010 | 14:15 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Target Exclusive Snowspeeder
Great choice for vintage!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Target exclusive Rebel Armored Snowspeeder. There isn't any difference other than the name and obvious packaging changes. However there's not a doubt in my mind this would be the one any collector would like to have. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for another Sandtastic update to our vintage collection index page! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2010 | 12:01 EST
Update from Fathead.com: Real. BIG. Restock!
The team at Fathead.com has informed us of a complete restock on their entire Star Wars inventory. There are several Original Trilogy characters that have finally arrived after being out of stock for some time, but Boba Fett, the Death Star and the movie mural are in stock and ready to ship. They also have several Clone Wars selections to help complete your collecting room, choose from Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex, General Grievous, Obi-Wan and two different versions of Yoda. For more, click below to browse the selection!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2010 | 11:51 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Primed and Near Ready for Deployment!
Someone is in the Transport!We have several more work in progress photos to put the "spotlight" on this 1/6th scale Imperial Transport as forum member wookieschmookie has posted a couple of updates of his latest work. The final product is coming along smoothly and you might enjoy the before and after photos to inspire you to create your next custom project. For more check out the latest work and don't forget to visit the forums and sound off your thoughts on this project! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2010 | 22:35 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Walmart DVD Sets!
At least the DVD will be good!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have just forwarded several images of Walmart exclusive DVD 2-packs. It appears we'll get to pick up "Weapons Factory" and "Landing at Point Rain." However there isn't too much in terms of new figures. I'd also have to lean to these attracting more kids than collectors. For more check out the latest packaged and loose photos. Make sure to visit the forums to sound off your thoughts!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2010 | 22:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Phenix Reports: Roger that Commander!
Flying High Again!Our S.C.A.L.P. veteran Walt "Phenix" Crowley has bumped the costuming threads with his latest creation. There was quite a bit of detail that went into his Commander Hawk pilot helmet, and there is no doubt the Clone Wars continues to inspire collector and costumers alike. For more check out the latest photo gallery and if you want to see this project from start to finish, visit the forums for the low-down!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2010 | 22:02 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Holocron Heist Battle Pack
Makes a great birthday gift or retail shelf decor!We update our Sandwatch Guides with a Battle Pack that might make just about any collector cringe. We can only wonder why they put together rehash sets like the Holocron Heist. In any case it would make a great birthday gift or starter set for a new collector. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for shooting anything with a Star Wars logo on it! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2010 | 21:37 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Greatest Jedi of All?
An article at io9.com might just surprise you when you see who is at the top of their list as Greatest Jedi of all. They supply an interesting list and we even got a glimpse of him tonight in the Clone Wars trailer for next week. For more check out the entire article for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 November 2010 | 19:05 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Slave Princess Leia Added
Looking good or like a dude?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave minibust from Gentle Giant. They seem to be going a little crazy with the many different variations of Princess Leia this year. Is this a must have for your collection? For more check out the latest. Sound off in our forums and let us know and stay tuned for the Mynock Hunt version coming soon!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2010 | 17:42 EDT

F/X Lightsabers: A number of F/X lightsabers were in our latest shipment. These include the Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker Episode VI, Asajj Ventress and Anakin Skywalker lightsabers, priced at $99.99 each. We also have a few each left of the Darth Vader and Darth Maul Removable Blade F/X lightsabers, priced at $114.99 each.

Sideshow Collectibles: This new set is scaled to work with 1/6 scale Star Wars figures, and includes two chairs and an LED-lit table where Greedo was killed in the cantina. The set is listed at $84.99, $5 off the MSRP.

Battle Packs: This new assortment includes new Battle Packs Droids & Clones #1 and Rishi Moon Outpost Attack, along with Orto Plutonia and Holocron Heist. We have the case of four listed at $99.99, with the two new battle packs available at $39.99 singly.

Hasbro Vehicles: The new assortment of Star Wars Vehicles incldues new ship the Jedi Turbo Speeder as well as Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter, the Hyena Bomber and Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter. We have listed the case of four at $109.99, with singles of the Jedi Turbo Speeder at $39.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2010 | 15:05 EDT
Dewback Preview: Set Sights on Steel City
We have had a tremendous amount of success this year on our ten-year anniversary Decade of Decadence tour. The Sandtroopers.com Battle Station has made stops in the Steel City, Motor City, Kansas City and of course hit a couple of targets in the Windy City. We dropped hundreds of dollars in prizes at every single stop and met some amazing collectors along the way.

With a couple of months left in what has been nothing short of an incredibly successful year for us as a website, we felt it’d be a great thing to wrap things up where it all started back in February, the Steel City Con. We would be honored if any of you Troopers in the surrounding area could join us for the festivities. We have a spectacular party planned and maybe you could be going home with one of our many “gifts” we are stockpiling for the show. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for further announcements and we look forward to seeing you all there! United We Find. For Steel City Con ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2010 | 15:03 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: AT-RT with ARF Trooper Boil
Too bad it doesn't walk!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the AT-RT with ARF Trooper Boil. It's too bad Hasbro didn't include the motor that was in the AT-RT for the first release. It actually worked very well and as much detail they put into the helmet of Boil, you would think they'd do everything they could to put it over the top. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the stomping all over another one and our S.C.A.L.P. ally Commnaderphoenix for being all over this one like a cheap suit!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2010 | 12:18 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Freeco Speeder with Clone Trooper
More Clones Yay!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Freeco Speeder with Clone Trooper. This is the perfect compliment to the Captain Rex version, as you can never have too many Clone Troopers. You can bet Hasbro is making good use of the Clone Trooper mold! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping it on the road and in front!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2010 | 12:06 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief:
The crew at LEGO is kicking off the holiday season with a new LEGO Star Wars mini-movie! The Bombad Bounty is now available for you to see via YouTube. If I can sum it up in one word... hilarious!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2010 | 2:50 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Quinlan Vos Arrives!
Our friend Jedi Power at Galactic Voyage has posted a short clip from Season 3, Episode 9 the Hunt for Ziro. We finally get to see the introduction of Quinlan Vos in Star Wars the Clone Wars. Click below and spoiler warnings do apply.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 November 2010 | 2:50 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Armored Scout Tank with Tactical Droid
More paint!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Armored Scout Tank with Tactical Droid. The figure with vehicle assortment isn't really anything new, other than a paintjob. Is this enough for you to add it to your collection? For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for staying ahead of the curve!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2010 | 10:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Return of the Star Wars Kid!
Check out the short clip of the world-famous Star Wars kid in the preview of the film "Never Say Never." Who would have ever thought someone would find a way to incorporate Justin Bieber into the Star Wars universe. The life of my 11 year-old daughter is in ruin!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2010 | 10:00 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Star Tours Boarding Party
Nothin' but a good time!We update our Sandwatch Guides the 2010 Disney Exclusive Star Tours Boarding Party. This commemorative set is packed with five figures, some old, some new, but for the most part a pretty decent set. This is also one of the few exceptions that does not feature the Shadows of the Darkside / Vintage packaging. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks and the rest of my "landing party" at Celebration V for putting up with me on the Last Tour to Endor!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2010 | 9:40 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Force Battlers
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Force Battlers assortment. You can participate in "out-of-this-world" excitement with Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex and General Grievous. These might not be too popular with collectors but kids might enjoy beating the Mustafar out of each other with each one of the unique action features. For more, click below to see what you keep passing up! Thanks again to Boba Binks for fighting the good fight. United We Find.