November 2012

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 November 2012 | 21:41 EST

Inflatable R2-D2: Our first listing from Bladez Toys is for a new remote controlled R2-D2. He stands about 25.5" tall and is inflatable, with a self-righting mechanism. We have this R2 Unit priced at $69.99.

Star Wars Accessories: We have five new items from Wesco that are up for pre-order. We have Millennium Falcon and Lightsaber Bottle Openers at $14.99. We also have Talking Darth Vader and R2-D2 Banks at $21.99 each. Finally, we have the R2-D2 Interactive Smart Money Bank at $39.99; this bank interacts with your smart phone to provide locking security for your treasures.

Botcon 2012 Exclusives: We have received a small quantity of sets from this past year's Botcon, and they are now available. We have the Box Set listed at $449.99 and the loose set at $434.99; in addition, we have a limited quantity of singles available, so Take a look before they're gone.

Joecon 2012 Exclusive: We have also received a small quantity of this set, so if you missed it the first time, it is now available at $399.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 November 2012 | 13:12 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Preview of Secret Weapons
The Clone Wars kicks off this weekend and the first trailer for the episode has surfaced on YouTube. Click below to see the Droids planning the attack and don't forget to tune in Saturday morning!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 November 2012 | 12:31 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: How about this Disney thing?
So what do you think of this Disney thing?It’s a huge show that’s been a long time in the making but some things are worth waiting for as we bring you the latest Curto Burns Collectors Cast. This Special Edition show brings together all members of The Force United to discuss the announcement of the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney and the news that we’ll finally be seeing the sequel trilogy of Episodes 7, 8 and 9 starting in 2015. Join Dan and James as they ask their friends from Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Mint In Box, Sandtroopers, Star Wars Action News, Yakface, YodasNews and newest member Sarlacc Pit Podcast (Galactic Binder) what they think of the news. If that wasn’t enough we check in with the almighty Kyle Newman and since no Curto Burns Collectors Cast would be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan, we hear from the master himself Steve Sansweet too. Let us know your thoughts and opinions on the news on Facebook, Twitter or send us an email.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 November 2012 | 11:31 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Support Small Business Saturday!
The U.S.A. started with small hometown based businesses and these same businesses struggle today with the big stores stealing our thunder. Small business owners! Coolwaters offers its buyers a chance to receive 40% off any one single item ordered on Small Business Saturday; November 24, 2012. Visit their website today and place your order. During check out use the coupon code shown here. This code will ONLY work on Saturday for the fans we have here on Sandtroopers and Facebook, and we'd like to say thanks for following us! This coupon cannot be used for pre-orders. Discount taken at time of check out! (One per person, one per household) Cannot be combined with any other offer.




Posted by: David_D | 22 November 2012 | 13:36 EST
Upcoming SW:TCW Episode - "A Necessary Bond"
This week on SW:TCW!Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this weekend with the final installment in the thrilling four-part "Young Jedi" story arc. The action continues at Hondo's pirate base on Florrum, featuring what looks like an exciting rematch between General Grievous and Ahsoka! Click here to go to the official site and view the episode guide, which includes a preview clip from the episode! Then don't forget to join us Saturday in our forums and on our Facebook page to share your thoughts after the episode!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2012 | 12:02 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: ACPin's UCS TIE Vviper!
Lets get it together!Our Ace-1 LEGO builder has torn a page out of the Expanded Universe and the result is this awesome UCS TIE Vviper. There's no doubt you'll want to see what he and many other LEGO builders put together for their group build. "On its own merits, the UCS TIE Vviper is an excellent fighter that should not be overlooked. The TIE Vviper incorporates shields, boosted laser cannons, improved armor, and a hyperdrive. A powerful generator provides power to all of these systems with enough leftover to bring the Vviper's speed above that of a TIE/ln" For more visit the forums to see more photos and leave your comments.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 November 2012 | 10:57 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Black Friday at Acme Superstore!
Black Friday is upon us! All Day Friday 11-7, Acme will be running 25% off EVERYTHING in the store! EVERYTHING! That's STAR WARS! That's Comics, New, Vintage & Dollar! That's Trades & Hardcovers! That's Toys, Loose & Carded! That's Statues, That's Gaming! EVERYTHING! If it's under this roof, It's 25% off all day Friday! Looking to make a memory this holiday season? Acme is the Place! Get the shopping out of the way for those geeks in your life, or maybe just pick a little something up for yourself! (You deserve it, we won't tell)




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2012 | 12:39 EST
Dewback Preview: Early Admission with 3-Day Badge!
The Steel City Con wanted to alert us that you can get early show admission with purchase of a 3-day badge for the upcoming show! This can work to your advantage to beat the crowd and pick through the vendors first. They have an incredible guest list featuring Peter Mayhew and Robert Remus (Sgt. Slaughter) for the December show. Don't forget to mention Use Special: CODE SC9 when making your reservations at the Doubletree Monroeville. For ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 November 2012 | 12:31 EST
Sandwatch Live: Darth Malgus in Person!
While searching for reference for an upcoming review, I discovered this short clip from YouTube user sithlord314 showing off a Darth Malgus costume he created a couple of months ago. Click below to be amazed and see his great work, United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 November 2012 | 0:01 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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This week features four brand-new Gentle Giant pre-orders, new Angry Birds, Vintage Loose AFA, and Vintage-Style Wave 15! On the Gentle Giant slate, the Max Rebo Band mini busts continue to jam out with the latest release of the man himself, Max Rebo! Also new for pre-order is a Darth Maul Spider (arachnophobia beware!) statue and a Sandtrooper on Dewback maquette. Vintage-Style Wave 15 is now available and quantities are selling fast! This "lost wave" includes twelve new figures from Ahsoka Tano & Aurra Sing to Republic Trooper and Orrimaarko. Two new Angry Birds Star Wars battle games have also landed instock: Jenga Hoth and Tatooine! For more great stuff from this week, such as the Vintage Loose Yak Face AFA and Sise Fromm, visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 November 2012 | 23:53 EST
Sandwatch Live: Mandalorian Assault Transport has Landed!
We have finally added a review of the elusive Mandalorian Assault Transport, one of the final Class II Attack Vehicles from the Clone Wars Shadows of the Darkside line. As my bad luck would have it, the minute I paid a hefty premium these started showing up retail in the form of Toys R Us value packs. Is this worth all the hype that surrounded it since we first saw the initial debut at Sand Diego Comic-Con in 2011? Click below for the my review and if you were still looking, keep it locked in on your Toys R Us stores or a possible restock online!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2012 | 12:59 EST

Hot Toys Bespin Luke Skywalker: This deluxe set includes Luke in both before & after versions in regards to his battle with Vader. Each body has its own head sculpt, as well as alternate hands, full costumes and more. It also comes with a special light-up weathervane stand that can mount on the wall or ceiling as well as standing upright. Top it off with display stands and you've got everything you need. We have this set listed at $279.99.

Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set: This new set includes Plo Koon, Clone Commander Wolffe, Clone Trooper Boost and Clone Trooper Sinker, and is priced at $39.99.

Hasbro Vintage Wave V - Online Exclusive: This final assortment has limited distribution, so be sure to get yours while it is available. It includes new versions of the Royal Guard, Gungan Warrior, Aurra Sing, Naboo Pilot and more, along with Clone Wars versions of Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This Case is listed at $129.99.

Joecon 2012 Exclusive: This set was so popular that Fun Publications is going back and doing a second run of it. It includes 15 figures plus the weapons and more, and is listed at $439.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 November 2012 | 12:27 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Season 5 Continues
The Clone Wars continues this week as the action picks up with yet another battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and a very ruthless General Grievous. Click below if you can't wait two more days!




Posted by: David_D | 14 November 2012 | 15:43 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Gentle Giant items now available for pre-order
Now available for pre-orderFour awesome new items are now available for pre-order from Gentle Giant. Our obvious favorite, the incredible Sandtrooper on Dewback Animated Maquette is priced at $399.00, and customers who pre-order either that or the new Darth Maul Spider Statue (also $399.00) get a free $100 gift certificate! Two great new mini-busts are also available for pre-order at $75.00 each: Max Rebo and Pilot Battle Droid. What do you think of these cool new collectibles? Be sure to join the discussion in our Gentle Giant forums and let us know if you plan to add them to your collection! Gentle Giant sure is impressing us with its outstanding range of character selections this year.



Posted by: David_D | 12 November 2012 | 21:27 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Chris Edgerly signing complete!
Successful signing!I'm very happy to announce that our private autograph signing with voice actor Chris Edgerly (Jedi Master Eeth Koth in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) was completed over the weekend in Los Angeles. It's officially a huge success, and Chris was wonderful to work with on this project! I'm especially pleased to report that the funds raised by the signing will go a long way to support the production of Chris and his brother David Edgerly's exciting graphic novel project "Deos Rising." If you placed an order for a licensed photograph or sent in a personal item to have signed, your stuff will be sent out this week! We would love to hear any feedback you may have about this signing over the next couple weeks, either by email or on our Facebook page; because although it might have been our very first offering like this, it certainly won't be our last! Stay tuned!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 November 2012 | 15:03 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Daniel Logan to the Rescue!
This guy a HERO!?!Our friends at Yodasnews directed our attention to a Daniel Logan TMZ sighting, however this would be in a good way. I have always made it a point to let him know he should avoid their website at all costs, but I have to say when I read the story I wasn't one bit shocked to see the reaction from Daniel. For more check out TMZ.com to learn of his heroics, and we're happy to see "Boba Fett" spring into action! United We Find.



Posted by: David_D | 10 November 2012 | 20:50 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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This week features lots of new as well as restocked Gentle Giant, Master Replicas, and vintage items. A Master Replica Stormtrooper Blaster and Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet will turn some heads, but check out a nice collection of Gentle Giant stautes that include a new Darth Malgus and the old Jabba the Hutt with Slave Leia. Also new this week is a Vintage-Style Millennium Falcon vehicle exclusive, Star Wars Artwork, and a pre-order for the Sideshow Collectibles Darth Maul Legendary Scale Bust! For more from this week's newsletter visit our website.


Posted by: David_D | 9 November 2012 | 21:53 EST
Episode VII Update: Michael Arndt to write screenplay
Ep. VII gets writer!The official Star Wars site has confirmed this week's rumors that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will be writing the screenplay for the first installment in the exciting Sequel Trilogy! It seems Episode VII is in good hands. In addition to writing the screenplay for Pixar's Toy Story 3, Arndt also won an Academy Award for writing Little Miss Sunshine in 2006. What do you think of this latest Episode VII news? Click here to join the discussion in our forums! (Please keep in mind we have both spoiler and spoiler-free threads available for reading and posting.)



Posted by: David_D | 9 November 2012 | 17:06 EST
Upcoming SW:TCW Episode - "A Test of Strength"
This week on SW:TCW!Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this weekend with the next installment in the exciting four-part "Young Jedi" story arc. Any episode featuring Hondo Ohnaka and his pirate crew is sure to be a hit! The special guest voice of David Tennant as Huyang the ancient lightsaber building droid has fans of the Doctor Who franchise excited for this episode as well! Be sure to check out the full episode guide at the official Star Wars site, including a preview clip featuring Huyang! Then don't forget to join us Saturday in our forums and on our Facebook page to share your thoughts after the episode!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2012 | 22:18 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Invades Ink Masters!
The upcoming episode of Ink Masters on Spike TV will feature Clone Trooper helmets that were used to show how the artists' can enhance dark and light areas. These were also auctioned off for charity at Star Wars Celebration VI, click below for the episode preview! Find out who wins on Ink Master this Tuesday at 10/9c on Spike TV.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2012 | 15:06 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Fixer says This is the Barge Your Looking For!
The petition is getting close to 2,000 signatures, but we're looking for so many more Troopers! There are thousands of us who will no doubt pay hundreds for what could be the biggest vehicle ever but it's also great to see the "Godfather" of Sandtroopers.com, Mr. Anthony Forrest put his name on there with the rest of us. If you haven't signed the petition for Jabba's Sail Barge, what are you waiting for? If you know another collector who will support this, please click below and send them the link! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2012 | 14:59 EST
Happy Anniversary Rancho Obi-Wan!
It was a year ago this week I made the ultimate Star Wars trip of my lifetime. Click below to relive the magic of the grand re-opening of Rancho Obi-Wan. Click below to see the ribbon cutting, Seth Green and I attempt to heist Steve's Vintage action figures and much more! This event changed my collecting habits forever and thanks again to Steve Sansweet and the entire staff for making it such an incredible experience.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 November 2012 | 14:55 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Get Jocasta Nu Free!
I have altered the deal!For those of you who have yet to enlist in our Premium Membership Program, we have once again selected a new choice for your free gift when you join. For a limited time, we will be offering one Jocasta Nu Brians Toys exclusive action figure. If you were looking for a little more value for this great exclusive and a good way to help us out with year-round website expenses, then this is truly a win-win. Our supply is very, very limited, so take advantage of this special offer now! Please note there is an $8 shipping cost that must be included with your membership fee & she will not ship out until January 2013. For more, visit our forums for the



Posted by: David_D | 5 November 2012 | 15:33 EST
Upcoming Battle Station Event: San Jose Super Toy Show
West Coast Battle StationSandtroopers Entertainment is excited to announce the presence of our very first West Coast "Battle Station" booth at the San Jose Super Toy Show on Saturday, December 1! What does this mean for CA Bay Area fans? Show attendees will get the first look at Wave One of the Sandtroopers.com Autograph Trading Card Series, and will be able to purchase the limited edition signed cards from our booth to benefit some great charitable causes! In addition, some awesome Star Wars prizes will be given away to lucky fans, including Hasbro's enormous new MTT vehicle! Plus, all the action taking place at our Battle Station will be surrounded by hundreds of great tables of toy and collectible vendors. It's a thrilling event that no Star Wars fan/collector will want to miss out on, so come see us at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds this December! For details about the show, please click here to visit their official blog. See you there!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 November 2012 | 13:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: ACPin does it Again!
Another solid diorama!The LEGO master of our universe has posted one of his latest works, this time we are taken back to the Arrival of Grievous on Utapau. We see action figure dioramas all the time, and once again ACPin has taken it to another level. "Utapau remained neutral, but allegiance was forced upon the current Master of Port Administration, Tion Medon, when General Grievous and the Separatist Council took the world as their own, at the command of Darth Sidious." For more, check out the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 November 2012 | 12:31 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Super Fans Episode III!
We are a little behind in posting the last two episodes of Adrinne Curry's Super Fans. Episode IV made its debut yesterday but if you haven't caught the previous segment from Rancho Obi-Wan, click below to be amazed once again by the largest Star Wars collection known to man!




Posted by: David_D | 2 November 2012 | 12:54 EDT
Upcoming SW:TCW Episode - "The Gathering"
This week on SW:TCW!Star Wars: The Clone Wars is about to get a little cuter this weekend in the sixth installment of Season 5 entitled, "The Gathering." A trip to the mysterious crystal caves of Ilum is always as exciting for us fans as it is for the eager younglings who get to go build their new lightsabers! Joining Padawan Tano and Master Yoda on this important Jedi mission are a group of adorable younglings who hail from some of the Star Wars saga's most striking alien races, including an Ithorian, a Nautolan, and the very first on-screen Wookiee Force user! Today you can head over to the official SW:TCW Twitter page and get to know these new characters a little better. Also be sure to check out the full episode guide at the official Star Wars site. Then don't forget to join us Saturday in our forums and on our Facebook page to share your thoughts after the episode!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 November 2012 | 5:43 EDT

Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set: This new set includes Plo Koon, Clone Commander Wolffe, Clone Trooper Boost and Clone Trooper Sinker, and is priced at $39.99.

Hasbro Vintage Wave V - Online Exclusive: This final assortment has limited distribution, so be sure to get yours while it is available. It includes new versions of the Royal Guard, Gungan Warrior, Aurra Sing, Naboo Pilot and more, along with Clone Wars versions of Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This Case is listed at $129.99.

Star Wars Mini Expansion Packs: This popular new starship miniatures game is getting a second wave of expansion vehicles. We have new listings for the A-Wing and TIE Interceptor at $14.99 each, and the Millennium Falcon and Slave-I at $28.99 each. In addition to this new game, we have listings for the Star Wars Living Card Game: Core Set at $38.99 - this type of game isn't a collectible with rarities, but rather a complete game unto itself, where you can also buy add-on sets that come with fixed cards to grow your game. Finally, Fantasy Flight Publishing is releasing a new Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG Beginner Game, which is a perfect way for old and young alike to get in to this world in a whole new way; this item is listed at $28.99.

Star Wars Angry Birds: A wide variety of items from this great crossover line has arrived at our warehouse. This includes the Early Bird Pack, the Mystery Bag Case and Singles, and the Angry Birds Strike Back packs in Case, Set and singles.

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