March 2012

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 March 2012 | 13:33 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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You've fought him once, now fight to find room for him in your living room! From the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG comes the life-size Darth Malgus figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Yes, that's life-size, and you can pre-order it today through Brian's Toys. The Gentle Giant 12-inch Vintage Jumbo R2-D2 rolls it's way into stock at Brian's Toys along with several rare AFA pieces. The hard-to-find POTF2 Freeze Frame Weequay and Boba Fett (No Chest Emblem) are AFA graded and available now. Visit our website for the complete newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 March 2012 | 6:00 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Bonus Gallery!
Panthro meets Predator!Our S.C.A.L.P. veteran Bloodant was also at Planet Comic-Con last weekend and he has transmitted the photos from his experience at the show. We all know this man could only be rivaled by Zartan in terms of having an alias, but needless to say he did a great job of capturing the panels, costumes and what looks like an absolute madhouse that may have set a new attendance record. We would also like to thank Bloodant for helping out the vendors, as we are sure they didn't have to haul as much home Sunday!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 March 2012 | 4:20 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: 2012 Battle Packs Incoming!
Here comes some more shelf fodder!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence soldiers have produced the newest Battle Packs that created quite a stir at Toy Fair in New York last February. Now we get a good look at the figures and the packages of the Duel on Naboo and Bespin Battle in our latest photo gallery! These are set for release sometime in May but I'm guessing they could turn up even sooner. Sound off your thoughts in the forums and let us what you think of both sets.



Posted by: The_Josh | 29 March 2012 | 19:44 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Coverage
Back at Planet Comic-Con!Planet Comic-Con has come and gone but man what an event! This show this year was the best I've been to in the five years I've been attending. Star Wars fans would not be disappointed in the Star Wars guests this year with the likes of Billy Dee Williams and Jake Lloyd. Also if you were into art you could buy art from the Star Wars saga from Cat Staggs. This event is a great way to get rolling into the convention season for me and always gets me ready for the big year ahead! United We Find.



Posted by: The_Josh | 29 March 2012 | 19:24 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Tusken Raider Announcement!!
Tonight, Star Wars fans get a preview we've long been looking forward to. The Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter brought us news of that next week fans will get a chance to Pre-Order the Tusken Raider in 1:6th scale. This particular version will be from A New Hope and from the preview picture looks freaking great. You can check out the preview picture in our Tusken Raider Thread.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2012 | 12:55 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Carded Images Surface!
All I can say is WOW!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence soldiers have just turned up another set of Vintage figures and a couple of the new style Movie Heroes. Luke Skywalker includes a "zip line" and Darth Vader sports a light-up lightsaber! How long have we waited for a quality version of that? Check out how cool the Old Republic figures look on card in our latest photo gallery! We have discovered the foul stench of Grand Moff Tarkin, Nikto, Galen Marek and Shae Vizla! Wave 6 should be hitting this June and don't forget Clone Pilot Oddball is also a part of this wave. Sound off in the forums and let us know if this is what you've been looking for.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2012 | 12:35 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: LEGO is expanding!
The team at LEGO have unveiled the new models for the grand opening of their Star Wars LEGO gallery, click below to see the highlights.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2012 | 12:39 EDT
Dewback Preview: C2E2 is next Month!
The guest list continues to reach epic heights for the third C2E2 event in Chicago, IL. We wanted to remind you Troopers Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) will be appearing and signing autographs. We are also pleased to report the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will be in operation during the weekend. We will be stationed with the 501st Legion (Midwest Garrison) and Rebel Legion costume groups and the booth numbers are #890 - #892. Come take part in our "Dewback Attack" charity raffle that we're holding to benefit the parents of Leia Esquenazi. To purchase advance tickets, visit their website for the




Posted by: Odiewan | 26 March 2012 | 1:15 EDT
Wondercon2012 So Cal Edition
Is this the location we are looking for?This year's edition of WonderCon 2012 was moved to sunny Southern California. The rumor mill is spinning, is this a trial run to see if the city of Anaheim can handle cavalcade of pop culture, sci-fi fantasy and comic dreams? What about the volume of people and traffic, can Disneyland and Comic-Con co-exist? Take a look inside to see we observed at the Anaheim Convention Center to avoid the down pour of rain last weekend. Here is Goliath’s report on Wondercon 2012 to start you off.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 March 2012 | 11:14 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: AMP'd are coming Soon!
Custom delight or waste of shelf?Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers have sent several packaged and loose images of the upcoming Star Wars AMP'D line. These look like they should be hitting retail in the very near future, but until then check out the photos. Are these sets making it into your collections or would you rather see them get that 3 3/4 inch figure distribution thing right? We have all four debut sets ready for your inspection Troopers. Let us know in our forums!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 March 2012 | 10:42 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Proto Fett Deadline Approaching!
Now or pay Scalpers!We would like to remind you Troopers that the deadline for mailing in your Prototype Armor Boba Fett figure is this week. Make sure you have your redemption certificate, proper proof of purchase and of course $6.99 for shipping if you are in the United States. If you have them, make sure to get them in the mail this week, as they must be post marked by March 31, 2012. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 March 2012 | 16:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Light up the Hunt!
Our new recruit Oobatz has shared a YouTube video of his progress in lighting up the cockpit of the Slave I. Click below to see the short and sweet demonstration! Thanks again for sharing, United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2012 | 13:35 EDT

Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow has just released their latest bounty hunter, the 12-inch IG-88. This figure comes with multiple weapons, an illuminated display base and much more, and is listed at $164.99.

Gentle Giant: The latest release in Gentle Giant's Star Wars figure line is C-3P0. This figure will be a central part of any 12" Star Wars collection, and we have it listed at $67.99.

Kotobukiya: Kotobukiya has released another great Wondercon exclusive, and we have some on the way. This 1/10 scale ArtFX+ Shock Trooper two-pack is easy to assemble and will likely include alternate parts for different display options. We have this set listed at $84.99.

Museum Replicas: We have received a small shipment of Museum Replicas' Lightsaber umbrellas. Each has the noted lightsaber as a stem and handle, with their side's symbol on the canopy; we have Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker or Obi-Wan and they are priced at $39.99 each.

R.A.H.: Medicom has announced three new Real Action Heroes figures. TC-14 gets a brand new chromed figure and is listed at $239.99, while C-3P0 and R2-D2 each get second versions with sounds and lights and are priced at $239.99 and $214.99, respectively.

Jedi Force: Two new assortments of Jedi Force two-packs are up for pre-order. The Series 02 case includes two of Darth Vader & Stormtrooper and one each of R2-D2 & C-3P0, Anakin & Jar Jar, Yoda & Luke, Chewie & Han, Darth Maul & Sith Speeder and Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan, while the Series 03 case is identical except for switching out Anakin & Jar Jar for a second R2-D2 & C-3P0 set. Each case is listed at $49.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2012 | 13:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: JediNews attends XBOX Kinect Launch!
Our friends at JediNews had the incredible opportunity to attend the XBOX Kinect Launch party last week and have been updating their site with great photos from the event. They also put up a great video on YouTube featuring the special edition XBOX, click below to check it out!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2012 | 3:21 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: TIE's go by with the Boomin Systems!
Thanks John!One of our newest recruits has been adding a little flavor to our customs boards in the forums of late, you are going to want to check out the sights and sounds of Oobatz. First he has outfitted a pair of vintage TIE Fighters with speaker systems, then found a great way to be creative with 22 extra Vintage X-Wing Fighters he won in an auction. There were also some very interesting threads where he created his own Han Solo in Carbonite molds and custom AT-AT parts that include glow-in-the-dark chin guns! Last but not least he included yet another thread that featured a 2TB External Harddrive enclosure around a PotF2 AT-AT. If you have the time, I'd encourage you to check out each and every thread as there is no doubt we salute his creativity and effort. Welcome to Sandtroopers.com my friend!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2012 | 2:55 EDT
Affiliate Update: Yoda with 3-D Glasses Now Available!
Get it while you can!"If you were not able to attend WonderCon 2012 and pick up your Yoda with 3-D Glasses mini bust; we now have the remaining inventory available online. Be sure to place your order while supplies last. This exclusive collectible has a limited edition run of 1200 pieces worldwide. To celebrate the return of 1999's Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gentle Giant presents a special commemorative exclusive Yoda mini bust; the first of Gentle Giant Ltd's Convention Exclusives for 2012."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 March 2012 | 13:08 EDT
Dewback Preview: Planet Comic-Con Returns!
The number one pop-culture show in Kansas City is making return this weekend! There are tons of guests that will be appearing and signing autographs. They have added Edward James Olmos and there will be many Star Wars guests attending including: Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker), Felix Silla (Ewok) and Adrienne Wilkinson (Maris Brood). You can visit with tons of artists and a there is a huge exhibitor area where you can find just about anything! For ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2012 | 13:28 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Amanda joins "The Club"!
We have been sent a clip of the induction of Amanda Lucas as an honorary member of the 501st Legion by the Japanese Garrison. Click below to see her presentation and a one of a kind Star Wars collectible. I'm sure she will put the plaque right next to her soon to be many MMA trophies! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2012 | 13:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: 2-pack Price Difference
Thanks Dan!As a follow up on the previous report from Yakface.com, forum member daytrip903 is reporting he did find them at his local TJ Maxx, but they were $19.99 each and not the $9.99 from the intial report. We're only guessing pricing will vary from state-to-state or the fine folks at TJ Maxx & Marshalls realized what they had! Thanks again to Dan for the heads up!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 March 2012 | 11:54 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Carrie Fisher & Jake Lloyd in Japan!
Thanks John!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence has learned both Carrie Fisher and Jake Lloyd will be making a special appearance at the official Kotobukiya store this Tuesday in Akihabara (Tokyo). If any of you Troopers will be making this special appearance, you can check out all the details right here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2012 | 15:39 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sam Witwer discusses being Maul!
We all saw the conclusion to Season 4 of the Clone Wars last night, now listen to Sam Witwer discuss what is was like bringing Darth Maul back to life. Thanks to our friends at StarWarsUnderworld for the clip and staffer Nabil for the heads up! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2012 | 15:38 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Available for pre-order at Brian's Toys are the next two Clone Wars figures, Waves 2 & 3. These waves include Republic Commando Boss, Commander Wolffe and Aayla Secura. The Gentle Giant Ponda Baba statue and Kotobukiya 501st Clone Troopers model kits have arrived and are now shipping. If you can't get enough of the "It's a trap!" humor, get yourself the Admiral Ackbar canvas artwork by Steven Daily! Visit our website for the complete newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 15:16 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Clone Pilot Oddball Spotted!
The Commander comes through again!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers have just sent over a couple of official images of Clone Pilot Oddball. There's no doubt seeing waves 3 & 4 were exciting, but it would be nice to have multiple waves to search for if wave six hits early! I can't wait to see what the other figures in this wave look like, but until then check out the photos. We'd also like you Troopers to make sure to stop by the forums and share your thoughts on this realistic styled Clone Wars figure, we'd love to hear your input! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 15:00 EDT
Mos Eisley News Briefs: Start adding "smaller" to your Toy Run!
Awesome 20-back attack!The canceled Shadows of the Darkside 2-packs have surfaced on Ebay earlier this week, but before you go off to be the highest bidder, you might want to check a couple smaller chain stores if you have them in your area. I'm happy to see patience win again as our friends at Yakface.com are reporting both (former) Walmart 2-packs (Obi-Wan & Gearshift & Ahsoka & Scythe) at TJ Maxx & Marshalls stores for a mere $9.99 each! For more visit their forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 14:50 EDT

Vintage Collection: Three new Star Wars Vintage cases have just been listed. Each comes with figures unique to the wave as well as figures shared by multiple waves. A wide variety of characters are included and each case is priced at $119.99. We'll have preorders for sets and some singles going up shortly as well.

R.A.H. Darth Maul: Medicom is rereleasing it's Darth Maul 1/6 scale RAH figure. This piece comes with his lightsaber with two removable blades, a removable cloak, alternate hands and more. We have this figure listed at $199.99.

2012 Movie Heroes: This assortment is a great way to catch up on figures you may have missed. It includes classics like Darth Vader, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Qui-Gon Jinn and more, and is listed at $109.99.

2012 Clone Wars: This case includes new figures Aayla Secura, Republic Commando Boss and Season 4 versions of Obi-Wan and Captain Rex, and we have this set listed at $69.99. The case adds figures like Yoda, Commander Cody, Aqua Battle Droid and others and is listed at $109.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 14:43 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Death Star Droid Returns!
Awesome 20-back attack!The team at Gentle Giant have made headlines this week with the announcement of the next 12-inch Vintage figure. The Death Star Droid is exactly the way you remember him, only bigger! It will be available third quarter of this year and retail at $75 plus shipping. If you've been collecting this line than it is without doubt you'll be adding this "20 back" to your collection! For more visit their website for photos and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 14:25 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sideshow & LEGO join "Forces"
Thanks Panthro!Yesterday Sideshow Collectibles announced they are going to be distributing LEGO sets. What this means for collectors isn't exactly clear at this time but there is a page with a sign up if you'd like to receive Sideshow LEGO newsletters. Thanks again to forum member Bloodant for the intel! To sign up and view the other incentives check out their website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 13:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Vintage Cards Surface!
About time guys!Our friends at Jedi Defender have unearthed carded images of the much delayed Vintage Collection waves 3 & 4. There is no question these are quite welcome with not only the awesome character selection but we've been waiting for what seems to be way too long for these waves. The Hoth Luke would have been nice to see alongside the Tauntaun last year wouldn't you think? For more check out Jedi Defender to get the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2012 | 13:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New TRX workout with Ashley Eckstein
Our friend Ashley Eckstein unveiled her new "Jedi" workout days ago, click below to see the demonstration. Did you ever want to be strong as a Jedi? Now is your chance!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2012 | 12:03 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: James Arnold Taylor to host Celebration VI!
"Star Wars Celebration VI, the ultimate fan experience and the biggest Star Wars party ever, will feature three stages of programming offering hours of exclusive entertainment and fascinating information focused on the past, present and future of Star Wars. The stage hosts for the four-day event, held August 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida are James Arnold Taylor, David Collins and Pablo Hidalgo.

James Arnold Taylor will host the Main Stage, site of the biggest shows and the must-see events being planned for the convention. Taylor is the extremely talented actor whose versatile vocal range has given him success in every facet of the voice-over industry. Star Wars fans know him as the voice of the venerable Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and he has performed celebrated roles in animation and video games, as well as exacting voice-doubling for such stars as Christopher Walken, David Spade, and Michael J. Fox. Taylor debuted his popular, high-energy one-man performance “Talking to Myself” in 2011."





Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 March 2012 | 19:46 EDT
Sponsor Update: Episode I & Saga restock!
Attention Toy Hutt fans, it's time to relive Episode I in 3-D with some fantastic Episode I CommTech figures now in stock! Also we just got a great selection of Vintage Saga & Trilogy Collections. Click below for our entire updated inventory from this past weekend.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 March 2012 | 14:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: SWTOR goes Big Bang Theory!
In case you missed it, check out the short clip from the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory as the cast takes part in a marathon of the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. There's no doubt this is a lethal combination of laughter and humor, click below for the highlights!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 14:30 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Baby Leia Auctions Live!
Help Baby Leia!We have been informed by forum member Jaing Skirata that a new set of auctions to benefit "Princess" Leia Esquenazi. "There is a pair of autographed pants and an ornament from Peter-Angie Mayhew, autographed photos on Tonya Kay, Marina Sirtis and James Leary. We also have Matt Hill's, the actor who portrayed Raphael in TMNT!, crew jacket! And the greatest piece of all.... your own appearance in an issue of a Hound Comics title!"



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 12:56 EST
Dewback Preview: Planet Comic-Con 2012 is Coming
The number one pop-culture show in Kansas City is making a return in just two short weeks. There are many guests that will be appearing and signing autographs both days of the show, and they have just added Edward James Olmos to that list! There will be many Star Wars guests attending: Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker), Felix Silla (Ewok) and Adrienne Wilkinson (Maris Brood). There tons of artists and a huge exhibitor area to help fill your collection holes. For ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 12:53 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The next wave of Vintage-Style figures is now available for pre-order. Place your pre-order for the long awaited Nom Anor, Aayla Secura, Luke Hoth, and more! Fresh this week is the Gentle Giant Leia in Boushh disguise maquette, Attack Recon Fighter & Republic Assault Sub deluxe figures, and Obi-Wan Kenobi Canvas artwork. Re-stocks include the sought-after Marvel Legends Arnim Zola set and Vintage AFA figures (Looking for something rare? Get the Wind-up R2-D2, AFA Grade: 85!) Finally, check out the reduced prices on a pair of DVD-Figure combo sets, deluxe vehicles, and Marvel Legend Captain America. Visit our website for the complete newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 12:52 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: ACPin hits the Road!
Come see it in person!Our Ace LEGO builder has some great news with the latest update and if you enjoy viewing this and other works, please support the Star Wars Modular Buildings/Locations project that he's created on Lego CUUSOO. This MOC will be on public display in Edison, New Jersey on March 31, 2012 through Saturday through April 1, 2012 Sunday for the Greenberg Train Show. Check out his latest creation and make sure you stay in that cockpit! "The battle rages on inside the Theed hangar as the Trade Federation droid army brings in reinforcements to recapture the hangar. As several Naboo Starfighters scramble to get airborne, the ground forces have been split to enable the royal entourage to get to the palace."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 12:38 EST

2012 Vintage Collection: This case includes ten new figures and only two repacks from the Phantom Menace Wave. The case includes the following: 1x Qui-Gon Jinn (Phantom Menace), 1x Darth Maul, 1x Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, 1x Darth Vader (Episode IV), 1x Luke Skywalker (Hoth), 1x VC87 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Origin), 1x VC58 Aayla Secura, 1x VC59 Nom Anor, 1x VC60 501st Clone Trooper, 1x VC56 Kithaba (Barada), 1x VC57 Dr. Cornelius Evazan and the elusive 1x VC28 Wedge Antilles.

2012 Clone Wars: We have also listed the newest Clone Wars assortment for pre-order. The case of 12 includes the following figures: 1x Anakin, 1x Clone Trooper Phase II, 1x Savage Opress, 1x Cad Bane, 1x Yoda, 1x Plo Koon, 1x Commander Cody Season 4, 1x Aayla Secura, 1x Republic Commando Boss, 1x Aqua Battle Droid, 1x Obi-Wan Season 4 and 1x Captain Rex Season 4.

2012 Vehicles: This assortment of vehicles are in stock and ready to ship. The assortment includes the new Naboo Starfighter, Clone Wars Anakin's Jedi Starfighter and the Republic Fighter Tank, and they are available as a case of 3 for $104.99 or singly at $34.99 each.

G.I. Joe: Our latest Hasbro shipment included a number of cases of GI Joe 2012 Series 04. This assortment includes Renegades versions of Airtight and Law & order along with Lifeline, Zombie Viper and Sci-Fi, and we have them listed as a set of 5 for $58.99. The case assortment adds a Techno Viper, a Steel Brigade figure, another Zombie Viper and Renegades versions of Scarlett, Cobra Trooper, Ripcord and Tunnel Rat; this case is priced at $84.99. Finally, most of the figures are also available singly.

M.o.t.U: For the benefit of our International and other customers we have received a small quantity of this month's MOTU Classics figures. We have the Sorceress and Fisto in stock, priced at $34.99 each. We have restocked a few other figures as well, so be sure to see if we have what you need.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2012 | 12:24 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Yoda hits Wonder Con in 3-D
Come to Wondercon you will!The team at Gentle Giant have once again reminded us that you can pick up the convention exclusive Yoda With 3-D glasses mini bust next weekend at Wonder Con at booth #357. Now is your chance to own the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of 'Obi-Wan Cinemas' popcorn and a removable pair of '3-D' styled glasses that has real red and blue cellophane gel lenses. It includes a certificate of authenticity and is a limited edition. Premier Guild Members can pre-order this convention exclusive today and it will be shipped out to collectors shortly after the show. WonderCon takes place next weekend March 16-18, 2012.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2012 | 20:57 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Curto leaving Rebelscum - A Wise Decision!
On your feet Sir!The collecting world is in shock as one of the key contributors of Rebelscum.com has moved on as he reported today via his Facebook page and Twitter. We at Sandtroopers.com wish Dan nothing but the best as his contributions to not only Rebelscum but also this hobby are truly immeasurable and we look forward to whatever the future may hold for Mr. Curto. As we all know the future, forever in motion!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2012 | 10:50 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Let Dave take you to School!
Star Wars artist and living legend Dave Dorman recently delivered a lecture at the American Academy of Art a couple of weeks ago. Click below to learn how has mastered his craft and so much more! Thanks again to Dave and the crew at Rolling Thunder Art for all you do for the Sandtroopers community year-round.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2012 | 10:46 EST
Dewback Preview: C2E2 is Next Month!
The guest list continues to pile up for the third C2E2 event in Chicago, IL. We wanted to let you know Anthony Daniels will be appearing and signing autographs. We are also pleased to report the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will be in operation during the weekend. While we do not have our booth number assinged to us yet, we know we'll be entrenched with the 501st Legion (Midwest Garrison) and Rebel Legion costume groups. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for further announcements in upcoming weeks. To purchase advance tickets, visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 March 2012 | 4:48 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Ahsoka Tano for Real!
Looking good Ash!"Actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, had the ultimate cosplay experience recently when she dressed up in full make-up and costume as the Star Wars character she brings to life on the show. She documents her experience and the world of cosplay in a new blog she has written exclusively for CNN Geek Out! online and shares photos of the finished product." For more, visit the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2012 | 6:26 EST
Sandwatch Live: Steel City Con Highlights
We had quite a bit of footage shot at Steel City Con but I've managed to put together some of the other weekend highlights that includes some of the guests, fans and the second phase of our "Dewback Attack" raffle sponsored by our friends at Sideshow Collectibles. Thanks again to all the seasoned vets and new recruits who visited the Battle Station this past weekend. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2012 | 4:59 EST
Dewback Patrol: Event Report & Sunday Photos!
A weekend of greatness!It took a little bit longer than I would have liked, but I have finally completed the event report from our Battle Station activity this weekend at Steel City Con. Thanks again to our sponsors and affiliates who helped us with this mission, as we could not do it without you! You'll also want to check out the photo gallery we added from Sunday. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2012 | 2:59 EST
Dewback Patrol: Dewback Attack Charity Raffle
By selling $1.00 raffle tickets we managed to collect upwards of $200 for one of our Make It Better charities. Check out the drawing from Phase I of our Dewback Attack charity raffle. Thanks again to Sideshow Collectibles for providing "superior firepower" for the Battle Station this weekend!





Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2012 | 2:21 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012
It's truly a somber day for us as Star Wars fans as we've all been saddened by the passing of Star Wars artist and legend Ralph McQuarrie. There is no doubt in my mind the Star Wars universe would not be the same or even as successful without his contributions. Fans are being encouraged to pay your respects in writing by visiting Ralph's Facebook page or as an alternative you can write to tribute@ralphmcquarrie.com to pass condolences to family.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2012 | 2:05 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Naboo Fighter has Landed!
The Commander comes through again!Our commanderphoenix has once again supplied us with a barrage of photos of the upcoming Class II Naboo Starfighter. This is a slightly retooled version of the previous but there is no doubt after checking out the unboxing you'll be adding this to your collection. Sound off your thoughts on the new and improved Naboo Starfighter in the forums! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2012 | 21:30 EST
Dewback Patrol: I found the Droid I was looking for!
All weekend long!Our second day of operations in the field known as Steel City Con were nothing short of "most impressive". The guests were incredible and some lucky fan won a Dewback from Sideshow Collectibles in our "Dewback Attack" charity raffle! Stay tuned for my complete report but until I get a little more free time you'll have to be satified with the photos from today. Thanks again to our friends from Sideshow Collectibles and all of our sponsors who helped us with this mission! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2012 | 20:54 EST
Sandwatch Live: Enter the Death Trooper
The Steel City Con was an incredible host during our 3-day Battle Station invasion. Check out this short but amazing clip of the Death Trooper! Thanks again to Marty Miller and the members of Garrison Carida.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2012 | 21:40 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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All new this week at Brian's Toys is the Darth Nihilus Mini Bust, 2012 Movie Exclusive Dewback, and MOTU Classics Sorceress & Fisto. Restock include a Sideshow 12" Storm Shadow, Toys McCoy Indiana Jones, and a few Biker Scout artist proofs from Christian Waggoner. Get pre-orders in for the new set of 2012 Movie Heroes Vehicles which include Anakin's Starfighter, Naboo Starfighter, and a Republic Fighter Tank. Looking for some savings? Jabba's Palace Bookends and the Battle Droid Mini Bust have been reduced. Visit our website for the new prices and save!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2012 | 21:39 EST
Dewback Patrol: Back in the Saddle at Steel City Con
Thanks to our next generation!It's been quite an exciting day at the Steel City Con as we've managed to transport and construct the Battle Station for our weekend activities. There are TONS of toys to see on the floor and I managed to shoot as much as possible during set up this afternoon. Stay tuned as we go full salvo the next couple days, we're all set for a full-scale invasion! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2012 | 22:21 EST
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con starts Tomorrow!
We are getting ready for our 3-day invasion of Steel City Con beginning tomorrow. We have a massive stockpile of Star Wars goods that we're preparing to unload on the crowd. There are several Star Wars guests on hand and we hope any of you Troopers in the area can join us at the Battle Station! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2012 | 22:15 EST

2012 Vintage Collection: These assortments feature a mix of old and new characters done with new sculpting. This assortment includes Episode I versions of Final Battle Qui-Gon, Final Battle Darth Maul, Battle Droid, Darth Sidious, Padawan Anakin and Naboo Royal Guard, with Quinlan Vos, Jedi origin Luke Skywalker, Sandstorm Princess Leia, Sandstorm Lando Calrissian, Rebel Trooper Colonel Cracken and A-Wing Mon Calamari Pilot rounding out the assortment. We have the case of 12 listed at $119.99, with the set of the final five listed at $79.99 and many of the figures listed singly at $12.99 - $13.99 each.

Gentle Giant: This new version of the classic bookends is done in a gold paintjob and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. We have this set listed at $59.99.

Robe Show Items: We have listings for new Robe Show robes and beach towels under Bruce Lee, DC Comics, Doctor Who, Marvel Comics, Star Trek and Star Wars, so stop by and take a peek at the menus.

Transformers Encore: Two fantastic new Encore sets have arrived. Each comes with two new cassette figures and new detailing, so they are great even if you already have one or both figures. Soundblaster comes with Enemy and Wing Thing, while Twincast gets Stripes & Nightstalker, and each figure is listed at $69.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2012 | 14:12 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: And Slideshow for All!
Thanks Hasbro!In another head scratching move, the team at Hasbro has made the 2012 Toy Fair presentation available for all media and press outlets. We can only wonder what purpose this served to hold back on this, in any case you can view the file to help you keep track of the 2012 offerings. We can only hope next year Hasbro will take into consideration the amount of money we spend simply to travel to Toy Fair and understand why the websites that do attend should come first. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2012 | 13:32 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Another Smashing Breakthrough!
Smashing job!Our Ace LEGO builder and pal ACPin has been cranking out a series of modular builds from Episode I the Phantom Menace, and it's such a pace we can't keep up with his work. Check out his latest creation as you can almost hear the sound of glass shattering! "The royal entourage breaks through the grand hallway using a little known route into the palace from the hangar. The fourth scene in a series of Lego Star Wars Modular Buildings."