March 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 March 2009 | 17:19 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Final Jedi Duel
Take your weapon, strike me down!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1997. This was the first chance collectors would get at having Emperor Palpatine and his throne. In fact you even would receive the background window, which is something that Hasbro is still trying to incorporate in the battle packs. For more check out the revamped guide of perhaps the most intense scene of the Original Trilogy! Stay tuned for more of the cinema scenes as the massive, reconstruction effort marches on.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 March 2009 | 22:37 EDT
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con Special
The Steel City Con is extremely pleased to announce that as a Steel City Con Special, Mr. Daniels will only be charging $25 flat fee for autographs. Most attendees were expecting to pay $45 or more. Also there is some news on the appearance of wrestling legend Mick Foley. Since Mr. Foley will only be signing on Saturday we will be offering Stand in line tickets on FRIDAY from 2-7pm. Please ask for them at our Admissions Desk. Stand in Line Tickets will allow our staff to control the crowd at Mick Foley's table. We want Mr. Foley's appearance to go as smoothly as possible. For this and other breaking news visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 March 2009 | 17:04 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Stormtrooper Exclusive from Sideshow
Putting the A in AWESOME!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated the latest addition to the 1/6th scale Militaries of Star Wars line. The Stormtrooper has spent a quite a bit of time on the back-burner, was it worth the wait? For more check out the review and photos with fourteen detailed frames! Stay tuned for a couple more new Sideshow items in the near future! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 March 2009 | 13:55 EDT
Sandtrooper Lizardpuppy Reports:
Hey Troops, long time no report. Do you have any stickers with the Sandtroopers logo on it? I'm at Camp Anaconda in Iraq right now, and I'd like to tag a few sandtrooper stickers around base, and maybe on a couple of aircraft. Just wanted to drop a line and say hey! United We Find.

Read you loud and clear Lizardpuppy! I am having trouble with your email address, please resend and I'll get a fresh supply of Sandtroopers.com temporary tatoos and maybe even scrounge up a couple of our "back in black" t-shirts for you and the boys. Thanks again for your sacrifice, there are people in this country who greatly appreciate it.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 March 2009 | 14:49 EDT
Sandtrooper Old Jedi Reports: New Clone Wars Hitting!
On a recon mission to all my Wally world stores deep in the heart of Texas, I scored 4 new Clone Wars figures. I nailed all four: Jedi Jar Jar, Kit Fisto, Rocket Battle Droid and a new Clone Trooper 41st Elite Corps outlined in green. Everything else is same ole same ole. Going out town so I'll do some recon missions while I'm gone! United we find.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2009 | 11:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Voice of the Chosen One!
There is an extended interview posted at Newsarama.com with Matt Lanter. You'd think the duty of being Anakin Skywalker in the animated Clone Wars is a pretty sweet gig, he is responsible for the voice work for Anakin Skywalker. While he admits he didn’t know much about Star Wars, he is very excited how the series has taken off in season one. You can also see what he had to say about director Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano and a bit of a comment concerning season two. For more check out the complete interview and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2009 | 20:31 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 509

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Attention! Still looking for an eFX X-Wing replica? We have 1 available right now. Visit our website now, because it won't stay around for long. Get ready to expand your 12" Figure collection! This week we have the Sideshow 12-inch Stormtrooper and G.I. Joe Snake Eyes in stock, as well as a Timber environment accessory for Snake Eyes available for pre-order. Hall of Heroes will be shipping April 3 along with a life-size General Grievous bust. For the Star Wars Vintage collector, plenty of loose vehicles & playsets have been added in stock. Find plenty more great products on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2009 | 20:31 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: How does Star Wars End?
There was a very interesting article published at Scienceblogs.com concerning how familiar people were with a selection of stories, and they were also asked to describe some detail of the story that was independently verifiable, like how the story ended. Find out why Star Wars was the exception to that rule depending on how old you are! For more check out the interesting study to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 March 2009 | 5:13 EDT
Force of the Bay: Fear No Recession!
With over fifty thousand Star Wars listings in action figures alone, Ebay is swiftly approaching the crown of Scum and Villainy in the entire universe. We thank you for tuning in once again for another segment of Force of the Bay. You'll want to crouch down in the shadows and attempt to take some of it in. You might want some money in the bank, and real dough, not play-doh! The place is so catchy they should put it on wax, they put on an awesome show. If you look hard enough, you might even find some of that great 70's vinyl! It's all on display for you, and take advantage of the bad economy to fill some of those old cracks. You never know, you just might find a brand new companion! Please use caution when you play in this sandbox. Remember Sandtroopers.com neither endorses nor authenticates any of the items featured. Good luck to you Troopers and as always, Kick A*$ and take names!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 March 2009 | 3:22 EDT
Dewback Preview: Planet Comicon
We would like to steer our Troopers in the Kansas City area towards Planet Comicon this weekend. There are a couple of Star Wars guests on hand including Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tom Kane (Yoda - Clone Wars). The Overland Park International Trade Center will have over 100 media guests, comic book creators, novelists, writers and artists. For more visit their website for the


Posted by: Boba Binks | 25 March 2009 | 16:12 EDT
Area Report: Not so New Battle Packs spotted
If plastic costs so much, quit wasting it on this crap!While on routine patrol today I saw these at my local Target today. On the back of the packs they show Clone Attack on Coruscant as well but I did not see that one on the shelf but I'll wager these two will be warming things for a while. Other than that not too much I'd consider new in the area, best of luck to all of you Troopers. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 March 2009 | 16:37 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Rebel Pilots
Nothing like having something good to shoot at!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1999. This was back in a time where Kmart Stores were dropping like flies and places like KB Toys were still in business. Ah, the good old days! For more check out the revamped guide of all three pilots! Stay tuned for more of the cinema scenes as the massive, reconstruction effort moves forward.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 March 2009 | 16:37 EDT
Update from Styin Online: Spring into the new Look!
If you hadn't had the chance to get a look at the new website and design, you might want to visit the Stylin' Online Star Wars selection to help you revamp your wardrobe. Add the Force to your wardrobe and take advantage of those income tax returns. 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 | 23 March 2009 | 19:00 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Clone Wars Exhibit from Indy!
First to advance, last to retreat!Our Dewback Patrol is updated with the Clone Wars exhibit in Indianapolis, IN. I was very surprised to see this wasn't just a few items added to the previous traveling exhibits, there were many new items to be seen. This event is being held at the Children's Musuem of Indianapolis and is running starting today through January 31, 2010. For more check out the event summary and 125 photos of the exhibit! United We Find and thanks to Boba Binks for the timely report.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2009 | 15:07 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Complete Galaxy Tatooine
Walk the plank kid!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated again with our final installment of the Complete Galaxy sets from 1998. Up until the Target exclusive battlepack this past year, the Tatooine with Luke Skywalker was about as close as you could get to a Sarlacc playset. The nifty globe also would serve for a great map of the twin-sunned Tatooine we've grown to love so much. For more check out the revamped guide that includes yet another Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker figure, but who's counting? Thanks again to Boba Binks for helping us complete our little galaxy, United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2009 | 20:12 EDT
Dewback Preview: Dallas Fan Days III
The event being billed as Celebration 4.5 has announced the first round of guests. Check out Rebelscum.com for the entire report!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2009 | 20:09 EDT
Affiliate Update: Free Shipping at Fathead.com!
Starting today, Fathead is offering Free Ground Shipping on all Fathead REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics. Troopers must use code SHIPBIG at checkout. Offer ends 4/6/09. The offer only applies to our REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics, and is not valid on gift cards, e-certificates, Fathead Tradeables, Furniture or Skins. You Troopers will save big with this offer. Free ground shipping on all REAL BIG Wall Graphics - use code SHIPBIG during checkout until April 6th!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2009 | 20:08 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session: Ball picked up!
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received the latest round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for 2009. We even got clarification on a previous set of questions as well! Is there any chance that we might ever see a new improved Admiral Ackbar figure anytime soon? Details on the Gunship pods and can you guys get some tamper proof tape to prevent "slicers"? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also have a set for this round for theJawa.com so make sure to check our our glowing-eyed friends too. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2009 | 17:37 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 508

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G.I. Joe Sideshow 12" Snake Eyes is now in stock and ready to ship! Also this week we have plenty of new Star Wars vintage, but best of all, the exclusive boxed Joker Squad, available for $39.99. For more of our great selection on G.I. Joe Sideshow 12" Snake Eyes is now in stock and ready to ship! Also this week we have plenty of new Star Wars vintage, but best of all, the exclusive boxed Joker Squad, available for $39.99. For more of our great selection on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2009 | 13:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Save the Toys!
We have been engaging in a heated debate in our community forums in regards to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. This April 1 the joke will be on the U.S. Congress as charities, small business, libraries and product safety / lead experts will gather at the U.S. Capitol to amend this law. This law puts many retailers of Star Wars merchandise in jeopardy and even libraries at risk for loaning books.

We are asking any Troopers in the D.C. Metro area to try to attend this meeting if for nothing more that we can gather details and Intel. The meeting will be held at Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC201 A&B and you can call the Alliance for Children’s Product Safety at 202-828-1715. Again we ask you to help prevent this law that could literally destroy millions of perfectly safe products in the name of "safety" thanks to multiple flaws in the new law. Make sure to jump in our forums and take part in the debate!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2009 | 14:43 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Joker Squad from Entertainment Earth
No laughing matter!Our Sandwatch Guides are once again updated with the latest Exclusive set from Entertainment Earth.com. The Joker Squad is causing quite the debate in the forums as some aren't too pleased with the shortcuts that Hasbro took in production. For more check out the photos and summary of the entire set of most unusual suspects! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2009 | 14:30 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Clone Tuber has Landed!
The Tubers have landed!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with one for the kiddies, or those of us who still believe we are. The Clone Tuber is another Hasbro - Playskool effort that continues to add new meaning to "junk in the trunk"! For more check out the photos and summary of the latest spud.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 March 2009 | 14:47 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Even MORE Saga Legends for 2009!
Sick of Troopers? Say it ain't so!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that has just landed on our radar. I can understand the "have to" do this line, but why do they continue to manufacture figures that are still hanging on the pegs? I never thought I'd see the day where I felt sick of seeing Troops hanging on the pegs! For more check out the gallery of eight carded photos of the wave. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 March 2009 | 14:03 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Lord Vader takes on Cancer!
In a bit of sad news, Star Wars actor David Prowse (Darth Vader) has revealed he's battling prostate cancer. The great news is he's feeling "fantastic" and he just had his last treatment this morning at the Royal Marsden Hospital. We wish Mr. Prowse the absolute best in his recovery. For more check out CNN.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2009 | 22:30 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Legacy Collection Photos Surface
Great job Hasbro, for real!We have one more Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers this evening. We get an extended look at Wave II from the Legacy Collection. One of the highlights of the wave would have to be the return of the Concept Series to the basic line. For more check out the gallery of carded and loose photos of the wave. Let us know and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2009 | 22:17 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we have the new Hasbro F/X lightsabers in stock. Choose from Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul or Yoda. Clone Wars Republic Gunship now sale priced. We have the latest Clone Wars and Legacy figures & more in stock items in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2009 | 22:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Got Beer2-D3
Come to think of it, I'll have a Beer2-D3!An article at StarWars.com features artist Paul Loughridge (AKA “Lockwasher”) who has an incredible knack for living up to the old phrase one man's trash is another man's treasure. Just when you thought you'd possibly seen it all, the official site profiles one of the more unique Astro Droids ever! Thanks to Jedimom for the tip, and make sure to check out the Blog for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2009 | 22:08 EDT

Joker Squad: This cool new exclusive is now up for pre-order at $38.99. The 6-figure set includes five different Stormtroopers and Lord Maleval, a Quarren Sith Lord.

Sideshow Collectibles: This is going to be one large bust - Admiral Ackbar always had a fairly beefy head, and Sideshow is sure to do it justice with their new 1:1 scale bust. Preorders are listed $30 below MSRP at $469.99.

Titanium Wave III: Another new assortment of Titanium figures from Hasbro has just arrived. Check out cases & singles here!

Diamond Select: Diamond Selects popular 1/4 scale series continues with the arrival of Han Hoth. Han comes complete with fuzzy parka and all the other gear you'll need to barely survive a night away from base.

MOTU Zodac: The Four Horsemen have done an amazing job with this entire line, and the latest figure is now up for preorder at $34.99 - check out Zodac here!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2009 | 22:04 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Saga Legends for 2009
Do they not get we have Anakin & Obi-Wan!?!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. The Saga Legends line will continue in 2009, much to the dismay of the average collector. Maybe someday the team at Hasbro will realize they've gotten the mileage out of the Anakin, Obi-Wan and R2-D2 figures! For more check out the gallery of four carded photos of the wave. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 March 2009 | 23:47 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: The Legacy Collection Continues
Great job Hasbro, for real!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. Fans can rejoice as we're getting a super Attack of the Clones wave. Finally, a young Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru! Who couldn't use an extra Space Trooper anyway? For more check out the gallery of carded and loose photos of the wave. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 March 2009 | 21:54 EDT
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con - Anthony Daniels Added!
Yes, this is a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! This is a very rare appearance! Mr. Daniels only travels to the United States from England a few times a year. The Steel City Con has been trying to make this appearance happen for several years and we are pleased to make it happen for this April Show. For more check out their website for ticket, venue information and the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 March 2009 | 15:18 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: New Republic Commando!
Roger that Delta!Our Jawa operative Gorkoracing has posted several pictures of the new Republic Commando that is slated for an Evolutions set later this year. This one is expected to be in Wal-Mart stores this September but you can quench your thirst in the thread. This line continues to excel our expectations but what are your thoughts on the chicken legs he's sporting? For more hit the forums for all three photos!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2009 | 12:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Death Star Escape
Of course he's a little short for a Trooper!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with an exclusive Power of the Force cinema scene from 1997. This set was as close as you could get to hard to find back in the day. The Han & Luke Stormtrooper were the best offered at the time, and Chewie even included the infamous binders that everyone remembers from the control room scene. For more check out the revamped guide of the Toys R Us exclusive! Stay tuned for more of these great three packs as the never-ending, massive, reconstruction effort moves forward.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2009 | 12:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report for March. Wal-mart in Antioch, IL & Round Lake, IL have the exclusive Star Wars comic packs in stock. The Wave 5 Legacy figures are now showing up in greater numbers in both the Waukegan, IL & Antioch, IL Wal-mart stores but the Jawas are sold out. Target & Toys R Us are still stocked with the Padme wave of Clone Wars figures. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2009 | 12:21 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Complete Galaxy Endor
Drop it on 'em!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated again with our next look at one of the Complete Galaxy sets from 1998. There was a little upside as loose collectors would receive an Ewok with glider. There were a couple of rocks that could be used as a weapon, but the playset itself left something to be desired. For more check out the revamped guide that might have been the best Ewok glider ever. Thanks again to Boba Binks for helping us nearly complete our little galaxy, stay tuned for the last later this week.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2009 | 5:01 EDT
Dewback Preview: Motor City Comic-Con
The Motor City Comic-Con is getting geared up and ready to roar May 15-17 2009. The guest list has been updated with none other than the great Carrie Fisher. You can meet her worship and tons of other Star Wars guests that have been added for 2009. The Great Lakes Garrison will have an impressive array of props on hand, as well as some fun games for adult and kids alike. For hotel and ticket information visit their website for complete details.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2009 | 3:55 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: How Harrison landed Star Wars!
An interview posted on Extra TV.com yesterday caught a glimpse of Harrison Ford letting it all hang out. It is very interesting to see the way Jake Seinfeld "Body by Jake" got him to reveal who said he would never make it in Hollywood. For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2009 | 0:14 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: TIE Fighter mini-bust added!
TIE fivin' mutha#*$&&!Once again our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest mini-bust from Gentle Giant. It is quite a surprise we haven't seen the TIE Fighter pilot sooner, but it was well worth the wait. The people at Gentle Giant are really looking to excite purists and loyal fans of Star Wars: A New Hope. There are two dynamic frames of the standard and variant versions of this piece. For more check out the the latest addition to perhaps the most complete archive of the entire line.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 March 2009 | 22:27 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 507

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Brian's Toys has a special coupon for St. Patrick's Day. When you order $75 or more of in stock merchandise, use code STPATTY15 to receive a discount of $15. Restrictions apply. Visit this page for details as well as a list of eBay No Reserve auctions. Collecting Jedi lightsabers? We have the extremely rare #2 of Master Replicas Luke ROTJ Lightsaber Version 2. That's right, its #0002 out of 1,500! Otherwise, we have a new Darth Vader Reveals Life-Size bust and the Diamond Select Ultimate Han Solo Hoth (It's a 18" tall!). For more, check out the full newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 March 2009 | 22:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Latest Episode Discussion
Get your Troop on today!The Clone Wars three part series "Battle over Ryloth" was simply amazing, it was great to see Mace Windu kick up nearly as much dust as he did in the previous animated series! It was just a tad bit more realistic and who else besides me is wondering why they don't install a "shock" feature in the S.T.A.P.'s? How about the way they left us with the ultimate cliffhanger with the appearance of Cad Bane next week? For more hit the forums and sound off your thoughts with other Troopers. The count down in on to the season finale set for next Friday! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 March 2009 | 21:46 EDT
STTV: Turbo Tank Part II!
We're still processing the footage from Toy Fair NYC and we have completed the second chapter of the highly anticipated Turbo Tank. Check out the launching feature and much more!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 March 2009 | 17:22 EDT
Jawa Operative DarthWormie Reports: New Easter Goods!
Heavy burlap has his back!"Last night Wormie Jr. and I took the family Sandcrawler down to our local Target. There among all of the Easter Basket goodies we found a couple of single-packed Lego Mini-Vehicles. There were only 2 to choose from, the V-Wing and Grievous' starship (the one my son chose) and at $3.99 you can't go wrong! It didn't take us long to get the thing together once we got home!"



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 March 2009 | 16:23 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Wal-Mart Exclusive
Head for Wally World!Our Sandwatch Guides are being updated once again with some of the latest Comic Book 2-packs that are exclusive to Wal-Mart stores. This wave that is now hitting the pegs offers the Janek Sunber & Amanin, Ibtisam & Nrin Vakil and an Ewok three pack of Machook, Keoulkeech, and Kettch. For more check out the gallery of the two new sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the swift work!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 March 2009 | 9:36 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Live Action Series still Far, Far Away
Even though casting is underway in Australia, a LFL representative confirmed the live series will not begin production until 2010. So it would seem we have quite the extended wait before we are seeing anything new that is non-animated. For more check out Entertainment Weekly for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 March 2009 | 9:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: You will Let me out of this Ticket NOW!
The State Troopers in Washington can now say they've officially heard it all. A man stopped for speeding along the Interstate 90 was rushing home to "place a bid on Ebay"! For more check out the Seattle 911 Police blog for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2009 | 10:55 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Cantina Aliens
The more the merrier, unless you get too drunk!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1998. This time we're going to profile a trio of Cantina Aliens that were reported to be at the scene of the crime. The set included Labria, Nabruan Lieds, and Takeel! This would be the first chance collectors would have of any of the three. For more check out the revamped guide of all three figures! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the never-ending, massive, reconstruction effort.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2009 | 10:29 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: New Arrivals & Clearance Sale!
There are several new items that have arrived at StarWarsShop.com this week. Don't miss out on the new Gentle Giant Stormtrooper statue that is just loaded with pose selection. If you can't make up your mind, you can always buy one of each! Also make sure to stop by the Bargain Bay for super clearance on the Celebration Japan exclusive R2-D2 remote control figure, the Shadow Trooper 2-pack (Jedi-Con exclusive) and much more!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2009 | 16:46 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Force is coming... Again!
It appears casting is now underway for the live action TV series. The blog at MTV movies has an article that many of us who’ve been awaiting news on the new show couldn’t wait to hear. Unless you've been on a deserted island, you'd know the show will focus on minor characters from the saga and be set in the time period between “Revenge of the Sith” and the original “Star Wars”. Don't forget to sound off in our forums with other Troopers! For more check out MTV.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2009 | 16:32 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Comic Book 2-Packs LIVE!
Riding that Dark Horse!Our Sandwatch Guides are being updated once again with some of the latest Comic Book 2-packs inspired by Dark Horse. The first wave that is now in stores offers the Wedge Antilles & Borsk Fey'lya and Luke Skywalker & Deena Shan and Ki-Adi-Mundi & Sharad Hett. For more check out the gallery of the two new sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the layout!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 March 2009 | 13:21 EDT
Update from the Steel City Con: More Guests added!
Our friends at the Steel City Con have updated their guest list for the April show next month. The lone Star Wars guest is Orli Shoshon (Shaak Ti) but there are many others from pop culture and entertainment. Wrestling legend Mick Foley, Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), and many more will be on hand signing autographs. There will even be a life-sized replica of the General Lee for photo opportunities! For more check out their website for ticket information and the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 March 2009 | 12:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Complete Galaxy Death Star
About as much completion as TO!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with our next look at one of the Complete Galaxy sets from 1998. Even though fans have begged what seems like every Q & A session, this small scale desktop mini-playset is one of the few attempts the Big H has made at a modern era Death Star. For more check out the revamped guide that will take you into Vader's meditation chamber before the 500th figure ever thought of it. Thanks again to Boba Binks for helping us complete our little galaxy!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 March 2009 | 12:21 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Not the best Motivation
The shroud of darkness that is the U.S. economy has taken its toll on collectors over the past year and a half. It appears Star Wars fans are doing their best to “unite” in these tough times. However one fan is doing something quite different as Matthew Smith turned his collection into fuel for motivational speaking seminars he felt he needed to attend. I must say this is about the most insane reason yet I’ve heard for someone to make the great purge. For more check out the New York Times for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2009 | 23:07 EST

2500 Item Sale: We've added many new items to our sale menus, and discounted many existing sale items even further. There are now over 1000 items with discounts between 50% and 90% off our original list pricing! Many mainstream and obscure lines are represented here - take a look at the sales menus below for a ton of great deals.

Joker Squad: This cool new exclusive is now up for pre-order at $38.99. The 6-figure set includes five different Stormtroopers and Lord Maleval, a Quarren Sith Lord.

Scout Trooper: Sideshow has planned another beefy large scale figure and we now have it listed at $259.99. This one stands at about 18" tall and come with a cool base composed of Endor grass & rocks.

R.A.H. Han Solo: Medicom's latest entry in their 1/6 Star Wars series is in stock now at $169.99. You'll find their take on a classic old smoothie to be worth the wait.

Indiana Jones: Have a little fun at work with these cool desk implements from Gentle Giant. The Pen Holder Fertility Idol, Holy Grail Paperclip Holder, and Ark of the Covenant Business card holder are in stock.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2009 | 23:07 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Cantina Showdown
Have a drink on ME!Our trip down memory lane continues as our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first of several cinema scene sets from 1997. The first we're going to profile is the infamous Cantina Showdown. The set included Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ponda Baba, and for the first time Dr. Evazan! For more check out the revamped guide that caused enough of a ruckus to bring in one of our squads! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the reconstruction effort.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2009 | 16:22 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 506

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Brian's Toys has some great Exclusives figures back in stock at www.brianstoys.com! Along with new Star Wars Expanded Universe Comic 2-Packs (which include Ibtisam, Nrin Vakil, Machook, Amanin, & More!), the exclusive Clone Wars 501st Legion Clone, Senate Security, and Y-Wing Fighter Vehicle are back. Tons of Vintage AFA-graded coins were added, with price reductions on a few rare mail-in coins such as Anakin Skywalker and Yak Face. For more of what we have back in stock, check out the full newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2009 | 16:21 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Complete Galaxy Yoda with Dagobah
Does this complete YOU?Our trip in the way back machine continues as our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first of several Complete Galaxy sets from 1998. The first we're going to profile is Yoda with Dagobah. The set included a removable Yoda but how would this innovative playset do in stores? Alright, let's not go there. For more check out the revamped guide that will take you to the Dagobah swamp! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the reconstruction effort.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2009 | 15:09 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Maker doing the Thanking!
One of the biggest scourges to hit collecting has been the recession our economy is currently in. It appears "the Maker" George Lucas "fully supports President Obama's approach to the current economic problem". Now if we can just get the rest of the rich people in America to agree too! Sound off with other Troops on this subject in our forums. For more check out the video at CNSNews.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 March 2009 | 0:01 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Remote Control R2 Units
R2 bots, ROLL OUT!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. It appears Hasbro is giving the remote control R2 units another whirl for those who might have missed some of these the first time around. For more check out the gallery of carded and loose photos of the four droids. Sound off and share your thoughts with other Troopers in our community forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2009 | 14:13 EST
Sandwatch Guides: AT-TE Assault Squad
Bring a new team to back up the old one!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the most recent battle pack from the Legacy Collection that is hitting shelves. The Clone Wars continues to lure in the kids via the animated TV series, and Hasbro is doing their best to maintain the balancing act of trying to keep all Star Wars fans interested! For more check out photos and summary of the squad that Boba Binks has just polished off. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2009 | 13:27 EST
Update from theJawa.com: Not Quite the Early Bird!
The great news is we are finally going to have a vintage archive, in our attempt to generate photographic reference for every Star Wars action figure network-wide. The team at theJawa.com have put together the first four vintage figures that would see U.S. release in the early bird kit for the debut of the Vintage Showcase! They will be picking up all of the great figures from the Kenner line and adding them to our archives in the Sandcrawler. For more visit theJawa.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2009 | 11:33 EST
Update from Hasbro: Not so fast!
A question has arisen that we would like to address with all of our Star Wars Q&A participants. Some have asked whether the Clone Wars Jabba The Hutt Battle Pack will come with the Weequay figure, as is shown in one of the images that was included on the digital press kit distributed during Hasbro’s Toy Fair 2009 Collector-Fan Media Day. In answer to that question, no, the Weequay figure will not be included in the pack. For your reference, I’ve attached an updated image that correctly represents the Clone Wars Jabba The Hutt Battle Pack.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2009 | 11:27 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've featured pre-order on the Count Dooku animated statue & ultimate Luke Jedi Knight, Sideshow Lando & Obi-Wan Jedi 12", Luke on Hoth canvas print. 6 new Star Wars Legos, vintage bedding, unleashed battle packs & more in stock items in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2009 | 23:06 EST
Update from EndorExpress.net: New Exclusive Revealed!
Several weeks ago a mysterious Jedi youngling prototype appeared on Ebay. We have been wondering where this one is going to show up in 2009, as Toy Fair didn't shed any light but the team at EndorExpress.net have posted the first image of the Jedi Training Academy 5-pack figure set that will be available as an upcoming Star Wars weekends exclusive. For more check out the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2009 | 12:37 EST
Sandwatch Guides: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) an Instant Classic!
Who doesn't love drinkin' buddies?Our guides are updated with one character from A New Hope that we will never forget. The iconic Momaw Nadon, or "Hammerhead" as most of us remember has been added to our Gentle Giant Classics Bust guide. For more check out the photos of what is certain to be one of the last from this collection! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2009 | 12:36 EST
Update from Styin Online:
If you hadn't had the chance to update your Star Wars fashions of late, you might want to visit the Stylin' Online Star Wars selection to help you revamp your wardrobe in time for convention season. Add the Force to your wardrobe and take advantage of their clearance sale. 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 | 2 March 2009 | 12:36 EST
Sandwatch Guides: PotF2 Wal-Mart Exclusive Jabba's Band
Play it again Hasbro!Our trip in the way back machine continues as our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another blast from the past. The Wal-Mart Exclusive Jabba's Band sets were sold as three separate two-packs back in 1998. This could be a good reason why Wal-Mart would have lackluster sales and the T.A.C. battle pack would be destined for the clearance aisle in 2007! For more check out the revamped guide of all three sets. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the reconstruction effort.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2009 | 21:32 EST
Make It Better: 2009 First Quarter Complete!
We have selected our winners for the 2009 first quarter Make It Better campaign. We would like to thank: Yakface.com, Jeditemplearchives.com, Yodasnews.com, Star Wars New Zealand (SWNZ), theForce.net, Gentle Giant Ltd., Sideshow Collectibles, ACME Archives, Jeremy Bulloch, and Anthony Forrest for helping us spread the word and all their help with this round. We would also like to thank the many who made it possible for us to raise $325.00 for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. We will be mailing them a check for that amount this Monday! We are working hard to put together another effective demonstration in a few months. If your donation did not make it in time, we will be adding them to the next benefit automatically.

The Winners:
Galactic Marine minibust - pshorrock72
TFU Commander - Jedimom
Sideshow 12-inch Sandtrooper - JKNO
Fett Legacy Giclee Print - jacensolo66