December 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 December 2008 | 23:18 EST

Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes: This new assortment of Star Wars includes Escape From Mos Eisley, with Luke, Han, Chewie, two Sandtroopers and a Dewback, and Geonosis Battle, with Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme, a Geonosian, a Nexu and a Reek. This case is priced at $49.99, and is a great way to expand your Galactic Heroes collection.

Battle Packs: We've received new cases of Battle Packs, and we now have stock ready of the Hoth Recon, Jedi training and Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious sets, which are priced at $24.99 each. These sets are a great way to add specific groups of figures to your collection; take a look at the available sets and pick your favorites!

Wave III Vehicles: After filling our pre-orders, we've still got a few cases of Wave 3 Star Wars vehicles in stock. This assortment includes one each of the TIE Fighter (gray), Obi-Wan's Clone Wars Delta 2 Starfighter, Darth Vader's TIE Advanced, Anakin's Clone Wars Modified Starfighter and a Blue Trade Federation AAT Tank. This case is priced at $109.99, and you can get one here!

Real Action Heroes: The R.A.H. Royal Guard is accompanied by a display base and presented in window box packaging. The 12-inch tall extensively articulated Royal Guard features an authentic fabric wardrobe, helmet, and pike accessory. We have a very limited supply and don't expect them to be on "stand by" for very long!

Transformers: The newest Encore set from Takara focuses on the cassettes and will include Laserbeak and Ravage for the Decepticons, and Eject and Rewind for the Autobots.
This set is priced at $47.99 for all four, and is a great way to catch up on some of the pieces you may have missed for your collection.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 December 2008 | 2:50 EST
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Darth Maul LIVE!
The first perhaps LAST quarter scale you'll need!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first-ever of another highly anticipated collectible line. With a talking feature and package art work from the great Dave Dorman, what is not to want? The team at Diamond Select Toys has unleashed Darth Maul just in time for the holidays. Would this be the last quarter scale figure you'd need for your collection? For more check out the the first addition of the new ultimate quarter scale.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 December 2008 | 2:47 EST
Update from Styin Online: New Gear for the New Year!
Now that the holiday season is in the rear view, you might want to visit the Stylin' Online Star Wars selection for those of you looking to ring in the New Year in style. They have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, belt buckles and patches. For more click below to browse their massive inventory today!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 December 2008 | 16:17 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Holiday Commander Cody Mini-Bust
Another Gentle Snowjob?Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest exclusive mini-bust from Gentle Giant. After years of taking a virtual pelting from fans, Gentle Giant finally made one of their holiday exclusive mini-busts available to Premium Guild Members. Would this mean that past holiday exclusives are to be considered part of the line? This one is prety cool with an illuminated snowman in the palm of his hand and a festive blue scarf around his neck! For more check out the the latest addition to perhaps the most complete archive of the entire line.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 December 2008 | 15:50 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Just Really Bad!
It seems the Star Wars Holiday special will not ever be truly dead and buried. An article posted at Entertainment Weekly.com looks back at the made for TV special that aired in 1978. There is even a YouTube clip embedded for those who have never seen the worst offerings that George signed off on! For more check out the interesting cirtique and


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 December 2008 | 14:50 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Merry Christmas
We wanted to take time out to wish all of our ground forces a very Merry Christmas. Regardless of faith, we also salute the many other ways you can celebrate the holiday season. We hope you all enjoy this time with family and friends. During some last minute sifting today I discovered an interesting Christmas tribute done with Star Wars figures for you to enjoy (or determine if people have too much time on their hands)! Happy Holidays to all and peace on earth.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 December 2008 | 14:34 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Make the Jump to Lightspeed!
She's got it where it counts KIDS!It seems the Millennium Falcon sled is now ready for take off at your local snow hill. With a modest price point of $34.99 the blog at Wired.com is stating they're not sure if it's a piece of "junk"! You too can dash through the snow with visions of hyperdrive. We can only look back and wish we could have something a fraction as cool. This new generation leaves nothing to the imagination, that's for sure. For more check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 December 2008 | 15:00 EST
Mos Eisely News Brief: Prepare for Ground Assault!
Forum member JediTray turned up this amazing clip from YouTube.com that shows an AT-AT walker model in action at Modelcon 2008!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 December 2008 | 15:09 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Lt. Renz Mini-Bust
You Rebel Scum!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest exclusive mini-bust available at Rebelscum.com as their first ever exclusive mini-bust. Lieutenant Renz also includes a couple of other first ever features with an autographed card and a voice chip. Is it worth the extra cash for extras? With an edition size of 2500, pre-orders have shipped and there are still "plenty" in stock! For more check out the the latest addition to perhaps the most complete archive of the entire line.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 December 2008 | 3:33 EST
Sandwatch Guides: A Gift from Gentle Giant
Thanks for dropping it like its hot!Our guides are updated with another gift since it tis the season. The team at Gentle Giant rewarded the ranks with bank who spent their hard earned cash on a Premium Guild membership in 2008. How do you feel about these types of clubs? Will you renew in 2009? For more check out the photos at the bottom of the guide page. Thanks again to retiree Dave "Starfox" Demel for not giving in to the A.A.R.P. just yet and providing assistance with the recon work! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 December 2008 | 3:08 EST
Update from Fathead.com: The Hunt is OVER!
Fathead wants to give you Troopers the chance to get the best they have at deep discounts! Check out the selection of Star Wars, NFL, MLB, WWE and much more if you are searching for that perfect gift. Check out the best-sellers of their REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics, Tradeables, and Skins. Offers will change daily, so make sure you check back often! And remember, you can also Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Fathead.com. For more click the banner below to browse for that last minute item.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 December 2008 | 12:16 EST
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our last round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for 2008. Can we ever expect to see Padme's Naboo yacht? Do you think you have what it takes to be a designer for Hasbro? What about seeing Queen Jamilla in an Evolutions set? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 18:42 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 495

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Still need items for Christmas? There is still time! Place your order with UPS 2nd Day by 11:59 p.m. Sunday or UPS Next Day by 11:59 p.m. Monday and it will arrive before Christmas. Tons of vintage carded 12-backs and AFA loose figures have been added to the website. Obi-Wan's Delta Star fighter and the Imperial TIE Fighter highlight the new products in this week. Also, plenty of Indiana Jones exclusives have been added, including Sallah and Short Round Mighty Muggs and Mail-Ins! For more of a great selection, visit our website today.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 18:32 EST
Area Report: Ultimate Battlepacks found on Clearance!
Nametaker, Code Name: FLINTThanks to a hot tip from Sandtrooper Dennis today I found the Ultimate Battlepacks on clearance marked down to $41.98! It's a good thing I decided to wait for a bit and had a local S.C.A.L.P. in the area to alert me and pass on the good word. I'm not sure if this is local or nation-wide but you might want to check out your local bulls-eye if you've been holding out for a red tag! There was only one Battle of Sarlacc Pit when I left this afternoon. Thanks again to Dennis for the "red alert", United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 18:21 EST
Update from the Collectorate: New Features Added!
Clutter, clutter everywhere! That’s usually what happens when an online retail site wants to show you all the pre-orders and new products on the front page. With the input and help of our Board of Collectors, we came up with a slightly different approach to this challenge…

We decided to create a multi-image slide show presentation that will show upcoming products and new arrivals. Each picture will be a direct link to that product page or news article. You can control the show or let it move on its own. Check out a sample of The Collectorate newsfeed on our splash page.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 16:53 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Republic Commando Maquette
Roger that Delta!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the Republic Commando hand painted maquette. Limited to a mere 500 pieces, the team of Delta 38, Scorch, Fixer and Sev are captured in a superb action pose that would leave any fan wanting to pick this one up. For more check out the latest addition of the full color version. This guide was put together with a trifecta of Sandtroopers, thanks again to Boba Binks and Starfox for the assist!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 14:33 EST

Holiday Shipping: If you need items delivered on 12/24, we will be shipping with UPS 2nd Day Air through 12/22 by 2:00, and by UPS Next Day Air through 12/23 by 2:00 PM. Orders placed by UPS Ground will ship out normally, please see our Holiday Shipping Map for more details.

Clearance Sale: Take advantage of huge discounts on many Star Wars items. There are many pieces from Gentle Giant, Hasbro, Sideshow and much more slashed anywhere from 20-65%! There is a variety of newer as well as older items if you are looking to fill a hole in your collection.

Real Action Heroes: The R.A.H. Royal Guard is accompanied by a display base and presented in window box packaging. The 12-inch tall extensively articulated Royal Guard features an authentic fabric wardrobe, helmet, and pike accessory. We have a very limited supply and don't expect them to be on "stand by" for very long!

Snaptite Model Kits: These new cases each include 10 SnapTite Star Wars Vehicle model kits. Assortment A includes three models each of the X-Wing Fighter and Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter, and four of Darth Vader's Custom TIE Fighter, while Assortment B includes three each of Obi-Wan's Starfighter and the ARC-170 Clone Fighter, and four of the TIE Interceptor.
These cases are priced at $104.99 for the set of 10 model kits, and are a great way to populate collections and dioramas.

Kubricks Series 10: The newest wave of Star Wars Kubricks out of Japan includes Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, a Clone Trooper of some type, General Grievous and a Wookie Warrior. These figures will be packed one or more each in the box of twelve, and we've got this one priced at $149.99. Take a look at the new figures and place your pre-order here.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 December 2008 | 13:02 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: You are in command now, Admiral!
The latest 12-inch figure has been revealed at Sideshow Collectibles last night. The addition of Admiral Piett will make for great company this year with Darth Vader and Stormtroopers on the way. This is an incredible likeness to Ken Colley, and I can't wait to see more officers in the future. Long live the Empire and stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for ordering information when the pre-order goes live. Log into your Sideshow account and make sure you are set up for priority pre-orders.

Admiral Piett 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 December 2008 | 13:01 EST
Sandtrooper Chris Reports: Grab a BMF and then some!
Is it time for you to make that JUMP?The Christmas frenzy continues to go into Hyperspace literally as Wal-Mart.com is offering the Legacy Millenium Falcon with a bonus Starfighter vehicle! If you were holding off on dropping better than a hundred large, this might be a good time to pick up that extra Starfighter you've been neglecting! For more check out this super-savings at Wal-Mart.com. Thanks to Sandtrooper Chris G. for the tip!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 December 2008 | 12:46 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Premium Format Anakin Skywalker
If you're not with me...Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the most recent Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles. With a commanding pose, no doubt Anakin Skywalker will grab your attention. Limited to 1000 pieces, it is truly an amazing sculpt. For more check out the latest addition of the exclusive version. Do you think the extra Darth Vader head warrants the extra scratch? Sound off in our community forums! Thanks again to Boba Binks for bringing peace to our Empire!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 December 2008 | 12:38 EST
Update from EntertainmentEarth.com:
There are just a few shipping days left to take advantage of the holiday savings at EntertainmentEarth.com this month. They have slashed prices on thousands of items from Hasbro, Gentle Giant and many other leading manufacturers of Star Wars merchandise. If you haven't already, don't forget to pre-order the Exclusive Joker Squad that will be shipping this April. For more click below to browse the deals!


Star Wars LEGO at Entertainment Earth



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 December 2008 | 12:19 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Always on the Move!
The incredible exhibit Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is going to be leaving the United States for a tour of the land down under. A story posted at Networkworld.com is reporting the next four months Sydney's Powerhouse Museum is playing host to the breath-taking exhibit. I can only say one thing, pre-order that ticket Mates, they tend move very fast! For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 December 2008 | 12:18 EST
Update from eFX Collectibles: Red-5 to be "retired"!
As you know, our X-wing went up for pre-sale on December 11th. For those of you who pre-ordered, we would like to thank you very much because pre-orders have exceeded even our most optimistic expectations, especially given the hard economic times we are all facing. To show our gratitude and as a special holiday gift from eFX visit the Sandtrooper community forums for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 December 2008 | 12:44 EST
Dewback Patrol: Troops for Toys!
Thanks to our Southern IL S.C.A.L.P. brigade!Our Dewback Patrol has updated with a report from a Toys for Tots event this past weekend. Our pal Chip Childress (SL 9965) took part in helping the U.S. Marines gather some gifts for those who aren't so fortunate this holiday season. For more check out the details from the show. Thanks again to the members of the Midwest Garrison for keeping the Patrol "moving along" and braving the cold for a great cause.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 December 2008 | 12:44 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Holiday Super Savings!
There is still plenty of time to pick up a few last minute gifts from StarWarsShop.com. There are dozens of exclusives and other collectible memorabilia marked for holiday clearance. For for your order to arrive before December 25th within the Continental United States, please choose shipping according to the schedule:

Ground Shipping can be used until (and including) Sunday, December 14th, 2008. Two-Day shipping can be used until no later than 9:30am PST on Thursday, December 18th, 2008. Overnight shipping can be used until no later than 9:30am PST on Monday, December 22nd, 2008.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 December 2008 | 12:44 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Ewok with Attack Glider
Biker Scouts are slakkers!Our trip in the wayback machine continues as our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another blast from the past. The Ultra deluxe set Ewok with Combat Glider is an excellent way for the furry little guys to lay the smack to the Empire. Someday we'll forgive all those Biker Scouts for dropping the ball! For more check out the revamped guide of the very Ewok played by actor Felix Silla. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the reconstruction effort.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 December 2008 | 0:50 EST
Sandwatch Guides: A Wonderful time of the Year!
Ho Ho Ho!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated yet again. This time with it is all four sets of Galactic Heroes stocking stuffers. If you didn't have a clue what to put into the stocking of your little padawans, look no more! There is a little bit of drawback seeing as they seem to be a tad seasonal but most Galactic Hero fans won't be able to resist. For more check out the latest addition of 2008 holiday bliss. Thanks again to Boba Binks for bringing the extra holiday cheer!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 December 2008 | 0:49 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Where the Hunt Begins!
We'll find them Droids yet!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another blast from years past. The Ultra deluxe set of C-3PO with Escape Pod was no doubt a very welcome addition back in 2003 when it landed at toy stores. We can only hope one day the team at Hasbro will return to this figure format. As I'm sure many collectors would love to point all the great things they could make! For more check out the revamped guide with everything but the Death Star plans inside the escape pod! Stay tuned for other blasts from the past in the future.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 December 2008 | 0:43 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report for December. Target in Gurnee, IL has the Wave 4 Legacy figures in stock. At the Gurnee Toys R Us, they had the Battle Front II sets in stock. The final stop was the soon to be closed down KB Toys in the Gurnee Mills mall where they had everything in their store going for 30% off & 50% off. Unfortunately most of the newer stuff was gone. All that was left were some Battle Packs, Evolutions TAC Saga Legends, Mighty Muggs, & Vintage Endor Leia. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”

wrightcombo@juno.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 December 2008 | 12:32 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 494

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Get your pre-order in for the beautifully new eFX Luke Skwalker X-Wing model by December 20th, and receive an autographed plaque signed by Mark Hamill absolutely free. If that doesn't get you excited, we have a giant Toys R Us Millennium Falcon for sale as well as new Masters of the Universe Carded figures. Don't forget to pick up the latest Star Wars Insider to get in on this great sweepstakes! For this and the largest vintage inventory in the galaxy, visit our website today!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 December 2008 | 12:28 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Got Bucket?
For $35 I'd be all over it!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the last items from Master Replicas. The Collectors Edition TK Helmet was a great alternative to some of the higher priced bucket replicas. You might not have been as lucky as Boba Binks to discover one at the Good Will for a whopping $35 dollars but this item did sell new for less than $150! For more check out the latest addition that includes comparison shots to the F/X TK helmet.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 December 2008 | 12:17 EST
Happy Holidays!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 December 2008 | 12:13 EST

Holiday Shipping Deadlines: For those of you in the continental United States, there is still plenty of time to receive items on or before 12/24 using the normal UPS ground service. Please take a look at our shipping map using the link below for more details.

Galactic Heroes: This assortment includes sets like Anakin & STAP, Count Dooku & Asajj Ventress, Commander Rex with Ahsoka & Stonky and more. We have the case of twelve two-packs priced at $74.99, or you can pick from our variety of available single two-packs, priced at $5.99 - $11.99 each.

Sideshow Collectibles: The new Obi-Wan Kenobi figure depicts him in his Jedi robes, with longer hair and a full beard. Obi-Wan comes with a large number of accessories, like his lightsaber, an unlit lightsaber hilt, a communicator with pouch, a holoprojector with pouch, an Aqua Breather with pouch, and much more.

G.I. Joe: Our shipment included a large quantity of GI Joe Comic Two-Packs. Wave 6 and 7 are both in stock, $34.99 for Wave 6, with Snake Eyes & Hard Master, Beachhead & Mainframe and Scrap-iron & Wild Bill,and $39.99 for wave 7, with Rock N Roll & Deep Six, Gung Ho & Cobra Commander and Iron Grenadier & Viper. Wave 6's two-packs are each available singly as well, at $11.99. We've also stocked up on the new GI Joe Wave 11 Internet Exclusive case. This assortment includes two Cobra Eels, Matt Trakker, Cobra Flint, Pilot Scarlett, Zartan, Airborne and the Cobra Para-Viper.

He-Man: Mattel's new Masters of the Universe Classics line has arrived. These new figures sport the look of the original figures, brought into today's toy style and articulation. THe first wave is He-Man and Beast-Man, and each of them are available now, priced at $34.99 each.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 December 2008 | 23:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Jabba's Court Denizens
Don't mess with the lil guys!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another blast from the past. The Ultra deluxe set of Jabba's Palace Court Denizens was no doubt an excellent compliment to the Jabba the Hutt figure that was made in 2004. The set includes B'omarr Monk, Bubo, and Wol Cabasshite who sucks in a good way! For more check out the revamped guide with all three characters. Stay tuned for other blasts from the past in the future.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 December 2008 | 23:57 EST
Update from EFX Collectibles: Red-5 Standing By!
Today is the kickoff for the EFX Collectibles X-Wing Fighter as of this morning. You can have the chance to obtain the exclusive signature edition signed by Mark Hammill. This is only valid until December 21st, so make sure to get your order in. Also check out the layaway plan that is available if times are tight for the holiday season! For more click below for the details and photos.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 22:17 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Carrie Fisher dishes on drugs, depression
She must be on something!Can you imagine the original trilogy without Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia? A recent interview with Today.com is reporting the hollywood Princess is saying if she knew what a hit Star Wars would turn into, she would have turned down the role! For more of the latest rantings of "her worship" check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 22:08 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
StarWarsShop is pleased to offer their first exclusive 1:1 prop replica from eFX: the red-deco Clone Captain Helmet with slight weathering as it appears in Attack of the Clones! Exclusive red Clone Captain deco with "slight weathering". You can also see through visor with mirrored lens. There is also Fiberglass Construction with fully padded interior and a worldwide edition of 400. For more check out Starwarshop.com for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 13:47 EST
Update from Hasbro Q & A: Hold it RIGHT there!
Rumor control!We have received some information regarding recent confusion of 2009 waves. The Q & A team has sent along some nifty rumor control to nip it in the bud before it becomes a ten page debate! For more visit our forums and check out what they had to say. Don't forget if you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 10:19 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Sith Lords to get Mugged!
Flex those mighty muscles!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest wave of Mighty Muggs that are being distributed and hitting shelves. This trendy little line continues to grow with the addition of two new Sith Lords. Who could forget when Hasbro delivered a shirtless Darth Maul as a deluxe figure back in the Power of the Jedi line? Or a more a recent version was included in an Evolutions Set. It might be wintertime but he isn't scared to bare it all!

Pegwarmer or HTF? We'll soon see!The second update is another figure that was quite scarce last year in the T.A.C. line. Now Darth Revan has entered the realm of 100% awesome! For more, scroll to the bottom of the guide for eight shots of both new figures. Keep in mind if you are looking to add these to your collection, they are available at any and many of our site sponsors. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 10:12 EST
Update from Styin Online: Holiday Super-Savings!
It's getting down to just a couple of weeks before the Christmas rush, and Stylin' Online has an incredible Star Wars Inventory for those of you in search of that perfect gift. They have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, belt buckles and patches. For more click below to browse their massive inventory today!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 8:52 EST
Dewback Patrol: Bloodfin Cares!
Thanks to our Circle City S.C.A.L.P. brigade!Our Dewback Patrol has been dare I say a bit more quiet than years past the last twelve months. There have been many reasons that have led to this but needless to say the path is still pretty beaten. Last Saturday the members of Bloodfin Garrison in Indiana took to the streets and marched through the snow. Why you ask? Because they care! For more check out the details from their mission this past weekend. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping things firing on all cylinders.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 December 2008 | 8:52 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Ho Ho Ho!
Got a tongue that would make Jordan have envy!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another blast from the past. The Battle of Sarlacc has prompted some new collectors to ask what version of Jabba would be a great fit in event Hasbro would ever generate a sail barge. There is no doubt the Ultra collection Jabba the Hutt will have any collector drooling. For more check out the revamped guide with nine fresh new frames. Stay tuned for other blasts from the past!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 December 2008 | 16:35 EST
Update from TFAU: Holiday Sale
For those of you who want to give that ultimate gift to that "special" Star Wars fan in your life - there is still time to take advantage of the highly acclaimed documentary The Force Among Us holiday sale! The Force Among Us documentary is what Anthony Forest (Sandtrooper in A New Hope) calls "A refreshing insight into Star Wars fans and a testament to the power that story telling has on our lives". The Documentary is available for only $19.77 + FREE worldwide shipping and a FREE TFAU holiday ornament (while supplies last). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots for every DVD sold! Orders MUST be placed by December 19th 3:00 pm (central time) to guarantee FREE delivery by December 25th. Be sure to check out our year end clearance prices on t shirts, posters, hoodies, and more!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 December 2008 | 0:02 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Clone Wars A.A.T.
Keep rollin' them out and hope they have room!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest repaint of the Armored Assault Tank to hit the shelves. What's not to love about a sleek new look and the battle damage Battle Droid feature? I've no doubt these will move out just as fast as the previous versions. For more check out the latest addition that is hitting stores across the country the past couple weeks. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping things firing.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 December 2008 | 1:57 EST
Update from Fathead.com: Got Big?
Fathead wants to give you Troopers the chance to get the best they have at deep discounts! Starting today, they are now offering select products for 20 - 80% off, including best-sellers of our REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics, Tradeables, and Skins. Offers will change daily, so make sure you check back often! And remember, you can also Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Fathead.com. For more click the banner below to browse for that perfect gift.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 December 2008 | 1:57 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Snowtrooper Classics Bust
Got Snow?Our guides are updated with one of the latest Gentle Giant Classics Busts. The Snowtrooper Commander no doubt would make a nifty little stocking stuffer or just the lure you needed to start collecting and enjoying this line yourself. For more check out the photos that are better than chestnuts roasting on an open fire! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 December 2008 | 1:57 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 493

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This week at Brians Toys we have just restocked our entire selection of Hasbro F/X Lightsabers. We also have the latest Clone Wars and Legacy figures ready to ship before the holiday rush. Also don't forget to check out our selection of Kurt Adler Statues and Fabrichés, holiday water globes and Hallmark ornaments if you're looking to fill a hole on your Christmas tree! For the largest vintage selection under one roof, visit our website today.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 December 2008 | 3:26 EST
Happy Holidays!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 December 2008 | 0:50 EST
Area Report: Still on the Hunt!
Real Men wear Pink!"Happy Holidays Troopers from central Texas! I may be out of the game somewhat, but I still keep an eye open for what's out there. The Wal-Marts are gearing up for the Christmas rush, both the Killeen & Harker Heights stores have plenty of the Plo Koon Clone Wars wave and the Legacy waves with Jodo Kast and the Organa's. The new comic packs are hitting as well. Saw today the Moff Trachta, Vos/Faie, Clone Emperor, Talon Karde and Snow Bunny Vader. The Target is stocking the Ultimate Battlepacks as well as their exclusive Clone Wars battle packs with Obi & Yoda and their clones. They also have the following Titanium ships at Target for $5.99 each: P-38 fighter, Anakin's new Jedi starfighter (yellow with r2 in front), B-wing dagger, Z-95 headhunter, TIE Fighter w/ rebel sign on wings and Aayla’s starfighter. Also saw the new blue AAT at Target in the $20 boxes. The Kmart and KBToys are still way overpriced and don't have anything new really anyways. The Kohl's store has been having sales but are still overpriced as well. That's all for now, keep warm and safe during the holidays, Starfox signing out..."
starfox@hot.rr.com



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 December 2008 | 0:06 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Choose the Deal this Monday!
On Monday, Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 9, YOU CHOOSE what special deal you want from StarWarsShop. Simply click the link below for the deals, and apply the corresponding promotional code during the checkout process. For more check out the community forums for the many ways you can save this holiday season!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 December 2008 | 23:47 EST

Clearance Sale: Thousands of items are still on sale, many of them with discounts of 50% or more! Take a look at the menu for great deals on a large variety of items. There are many Star Wars items from Hasbro, Gentle Giant and Sideshow Collectibles dramatically reduced.

Master Yoda: This new polystone statue of Jedi Master Yoda from "The Empire Strikes Back" measures 6" tall and shows old Jedi in his tan robes and walking stick from Dagobah.

Animated Maquettes: This animated version of Darth Maul stands 9.5" tall, and features a shirtless Darth Maul, presumably in the middle of Sith training. His right hand holds a ball of Force Lightning, while his left hand has his double-bladed lightsaber ready. This new piece is priced at $119.99, a savings of $30 off MSRP. This new piece is Obi-Wan Kenobi from "A New Hope," done in the new animated style. The 9" statue shows Obi-Wan in his tan and brown robes, wielding his blue lightsaber with a stern look on his face.

Indiana Jones: Gentle Giant's new Indiana Jones statue shows Indy on horseback in a gunfight, from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Indy's black horse is covered by a saddle blanket, with Indy high in the saddle as he tries to get a bead on some Nazis. This 11" tall statue is priced at 174.99, which saves you $35 off the MSRP.

BBTS Exclusive Red Hulk: Our exclusive Diamond Select Red Hulk figure has arrived. This figure has a brand-new head sculpt, and otherwise recolors the body from the DST Hulk release. This great new character's first (non BAF) figure is available at $24.99, or you can pick up the Red Hulk and his foe the (Green) Hulk as a pair for only $39.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 December 2008 | 23:35 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. Can we have some details on the Commando Battle Pack due out in '09? If the large vehicles are selling, are we going to see new ones? Will Hasbro ever do Internet exclusive waves? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 December 2008 | 14:20 EST
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
Well if you were like Taun We you might have thought he was not coming but Obi-Wan Kenobi is now avialable for pre-order. The exclusive edition includes the famous Kamino dart that was delivered at Dex's diner for identification. For more visit Sideshow Collectibles to order the exclusive but if you are looking to add the standard edition, you can look to any and many of our online sponsors. Click below for more information.

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



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 December 2008 | 11:14 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Airborne Trooper Mini-Bust
Another Exclusive search!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest exclusive mini-bust available at StarWarsShop.com. There was also a small allotment made available for Premuim Guild members at the official Gentle Giant website. With a limited run of 3000, if you didn't get a chance to grab one, we wish you the best of luck with your search Trooper! For more check out the the latest addition to perhaps the most complete archive of the entire line.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 December 2008 | 10:55 EST
Sandwatch Guides: General Rieekan with Tactical Screen
Your a good man Solo!Our Sandwatch Guides are coming at you with another blast from the past. We have just revamped our photo gallery of the General Carlist Rieekan deluxe figure from 2003. We can nearly jump like Toyota when they actually implement a nifty accessory like the tactical screen, it is too bad they don't try this more often. For more check out the new gallery that has just been added. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the reconstruction projects, and yes more are to come in the very near future!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 December 2008 | 10:54 EST
Update from White Wizard Toys:
We are having a month long sale at White Wizard Toys this month. Stop by and browse the selection of Star Wars collectibles, as many have been slashed for holiday savings. There are many new arrivals being added to our inventory this week. We have many new products from Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant on display in our showroom. We encourage you Troopers in the immediate area to come in and inspect your collectibles before you buy. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online 24 hours a day!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 December 2008 | 23:20 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Blast from a Frozen Past!
He didn't need that arm anyway!Our Sandwatch Guides are coming at you with a little blast from the past this evening. With the Hoth-like conditions winter can bring, Boba Binks thought it would be great to reconstruct a guide for the deluxe Wampa from 2003. It has been quite some time since we've seen the ultimate version of the infamous snow beast. With a bit of environment, removable arm and even some Tauntaun guts, this is one of the best offerings ever. For more check out the gallery of the deluxe figure. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping things "moving along"!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 December 2008 | 23:14 EST
Update from EntertainmentEarth.com
Check out the holiday savings at EntertainmentEarth.com this month. They have slashed prices on thousands of items just in time for the holidays. Don't forget to pre-order the Exclusive Joker Squad that will be shipping this April. For more click below to browse the deals!


Star Wars LEGO at Entertainment Earth



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 December 2008 | 16:35 EST
Sandwatch Guides: 2008 Wave 3.5
More Vos & less crap!Our Sandwatch Guides are being updated once again with some of the latest Comic Book 2-packs inspired by Dark Horse. The latest wave from 2008 offers the Emperor Palpatine Clone & Luke Skywalker and Quinlan Vos & Kashyyyk Trooper. For more check out the gallery of the two new sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the layout!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 December 2008 | 22:10 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Always a Bigger Fish!
Something fishy indeed!Our S.C.A.L.P. Trooper fishboy_254 has discovered something fishy that could be turning up at your local Petco store. Check out the R2-D2 fish tank that is loaded to the gills with tons of features. From a variety of sound effects and a telescope that rotates 65 degrees for up close view of your pets! For more check out Petco.com for the details and come discuss this with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.