|Dateline: Can a Fellow Trooper Help? “I am looking for an Unleashed Clone Trooper with red stripe. I have plenty of Star Wars items, some rare, to trade towards him. Please let me know whether you can help.”|
|“Hey J, hope you can help me one last time. I have a POTJ TIE Bomber available for $30.00 shipped to someone who needs one. It has a slight ding in the window, but otherwise is in great shape, and never been opened. I received 2 different inquiries both saying they wanted it but never sent a money order so please, serious inquiries only. Thanks!!!” - Trooper Sithryan (Ryan Matthews)|
|Action-HQ has dropped prices on 6 recently released figures! Choose from Dengar, Bossk, Dutch Vander Gold Leader, R2-D2 Sail Barge and Battle of Yavin TIE Fighter Pilot for just $8.95! Spiderman Movie Figures 1/3 off regular price, Casshern Movie Version Microman Figure with Accessories, black version Gai King limited to Asia, 7" Saint Leo Aioria gold cloth figure with attachable armor, and Hellboy Movie Figures Discounted Further! For more info, check out Action-HQ for details!|
|“Found a lot of stuff out in sunny, warm Southern California today, more stuff than I have seen since the beginning of December. Even more surprising was that my local Wal-Mart received more today than I have seen in over a year! Hopefully that is a good sign of the times. Anyhow, I got the new Endor wave, the Executor wave, the new Ewok duluxe figure, and not to mention there were tons of X-wings and Silver Clonetroopers at my local TRU as well. Not a bad day to say the least. Anyways, I was able to land extras of all 3 of the Executor wave, and 2 of the 3 of the Endor wave, save the Han in AT-ST disguise. I have Bossk x2, Ozzel x2, Dengar x2, General Lando x1, and Madine x1. All in C-9+ condition. Unfortunately, no Hans, which looks to be the most popular of all 6 figures by far. I am looking to trade if possible. I already have J'Quille, Holo Luke & Tanus Spijek, but they are in C-7 condition. So if anyone has these in near perfect C-9+ condition, I would like to trade for them. I am also looking for a C-9+ Jabba's Court Denizens. These have been very few and far between. Anyways, email me if interested. If I get no offers to trade, the first few offers to buy at cost plus shipping will be honored. Hopefully someone out there can help. Take care!”|
|Just Arrived: Takara Transformers Generation 1 Targetmaster Hot Rod with Firebolt Reissue Collection # 13 Misb $35 ea. In stock and ready to ship|
New Figures Added: Vintage Original Generation 1 Transformers listed by year 1984 -1990: Devastator and Sludge Giftset, Rodimus Prime, Trypticon, Gen 2 Megatron, & many more! Starting at $5
Huge Selection Now in Stock: Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figures: ESB, ROTJ, POTF & Many More. Originals from the 70's & 80's. Over 70 new additions, starting at $2.
|“The Battle Droid unit escort the prisoners through a hallway of the Theed Palace. Undermanned against the Trade Federation army, the advisors of Queen Amidala offered no resistance to the invading forces. All areas of the palace from the interior up to the exterior are heavily patrolled by the army of Battle Droids. |
“I've been planning to do a Theed Palace but couldn't decide on how large it was going to be and if I could get the correct look and scale of it. So I wound up doing this prototype of the palace hallway on a 32x32 baseplate for starters.” - ACPin
Check it out at ACPin SW
|“Hey troops! Trooper Larry reporting from the Mentor, Ohio front. Not much new to report. TRU has the re-carded Gold figures, and the Red Leader X-wing. Wal-Marts in Mentor, Eastlake, and Strongsville are as empty as Tatooine. Target in Strongsville had a few animated figs left, and the remnants of the HoF wave, Leia to be exact. They also had 2 Geonosian Fighters on sale for $9.98. That?s it for this report troops. Keep up the hunt.”|
|We have started shipping these figures:|
TIE Fighter Pilot
General Jan Dodonna
All priced at ?7 each as normal.
Added to Website today:
Interactive Yoda from Hasbro & Tiger - ?29
This is now very hard to find piece.
|Still in stock:|
McQuarrie Stormtrooper ?7
Super Articulated Clone Trooper ?7
Darth Vader Death Star Clash ?6
C-3PO Tatooine Ambush ?6
Luke Jedi ?7
|“Hey gang, Trooper Vindicator kicking it here in the bud capital of the continent (and I ain't talking BudWEISER, if you feel me). Here's the latest from the Northwest. We've lately found near-complete runs of the Yavin and Jabba's Palace waves at our Wal-Mart stores; only J'QUILLE seems to have evaded Canadian collectors this go round (like so many figures before him). If you have an extra J'Quille and know a Canadian, hang onto him and help a northerner out. |
“We actually can't complain too loudly this year, we're batting near .800 after having found 11 of the first 15 basics up here this year. Big improvement, but there's still work to do. We didn't get the Tatooine wave either, so keep us in mind. Good luck with the hunt, Troopers, and keep scalping those scalpers.”
|Darth Spice and I commandeered the Imperial landing craft whilst dustrho saddled up his dewback for a rendezvous at the 2004 Kane County Toy in St. Charles, Illinois. Sunday was general public admission day, with dealer day having been Saturday. There wasn't the bevy of marked-up new product we're used to seeing, but there was an abundance of vintage and ’modern vintage’ that was more than your wallet could go up against. The three of us took a cursory look around several buildings full of dealer tables. And while many vendors seemed to offer the same stock of POTF2 through Saga figures, you'd sometimes run into the unusual like twelve-inch carded customs that offered you blown up versions of 3 ? inch equivalents. A few vendors drove a hard bargain but play your cards right and you could walk away with some vintage steals or get that figure from last summer that your fellow Trooper just couldn't find storeside. If I hadn't been so tough on some of the asking prices I may have walked away with that A.S.P., H.I.S.S., or have you ever seen a vintage Jetfire for $180? At the end of the day and four hours of browsing, buying, networking, and making new friends, it was a great time with fellow Troops. We also saw some old friends, like Brian Semling of Brian's Toys, members of the 501st MidWest Garrison, and Rhonda and Karen from Toy Shop Magazine. We encourage everybody out there to saddle up the dewback and make a landing at these type of shows when they are near you. If anything, it drives home the point that if you had missed something in your collection. there IS another! View the coverage of this event and Keep on Troopin'!|
|Hey Troops, let the privilege be mine in introducing to you our latest Staff member here at Sandtroopers.com. Chris Rhoads (a.k.a. dustrho) has enlisted in the Sandtrooper Army to help us rid the world of scalpers and assist with attacks in our S.C.A.L.P. invasion. Today the Midwest, tomorrow the World! Dustrho will assist us in the news department, as well as convention coverage and many site developments that are in the works. For those of you not familiar with dustrho, he served as a Forum Moderator at Jedi Defender for the past couple of years. He has been a very involved member of our own forum shared with the Jawa.com. With some of the new features and additions that are yet to come, we plan to attack the scalpers with a salvo they cannot sustain. This is a fight we can win, together. United We Find Troops! So please raise your glass to our new S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier, Code Name: dustrho! We gave him a trial run in the field today at the Kane County Toy Show in St. Charles, Illinois. He ran our obstacle course and passed the tests with flying colors. Stay tuned for a complete report from the General!!!|
|“Got an insider trading tip this afternoon from a fellow trooper (So Cali Rod) that the Ozzel wave was available at my local KB store in Hemet, CA. On the tip I went, and to my surprise, they were still there. Possibly because of the $6.99 price tag they carried. I did buy a set for myself as well as an extra set for a sandtrooper member that may be in need. I am looking to trade for the following: C-9+ Tanus Spijek, J'Quille, Holo Luke, Ultra Denizens, or Ultra Ewok Glider. If anyone has any of these figures, e-mail me. I also have an extra Silver Clonetrooper C-9+ if anyone needs one as well. Otherwise, not much else at Wally World, Target, Kmart or TRU in all of the Inland Empire. If anyone else has what I am looking for and are willing to sell at cost plus shipping, drop me a line.”|
|In late 2002 General Jason was looking to add to the talent pool here at Sandtroopers. Searching through the forums he came across the work of me, Daniel Eversdyk, Amanaman Dan. I began working on various graphics and photographs for Sandtroopers and later joined the Staff. Another talent I bring to the table is my skill at constructing dioramas. After my work on Mos Eisley, I decided to throw my hand at ebay auctions. I drew up rough sketches of what I had in mind about six months prior to the start of construction. I wanted some help with this project so I recruited local help, a friend by the name of Troy Koestler. Many time consuming hours, however a labor of love for the Amanaman. One thing was for sure, many more will come and this section will be the beneficiary of these efforts. Whether we keep them in our own collections, or sell them online, they will all be featured here at Sandtroopers.com. Click Jabba or the button at the left to enter my crazy world of Star Wars visuals.|
|Dateline: Queer Eye For the Dallas Cowboys Guy “Let's get one thing straight. I am absent from the Star Wars Community for one week and everyone is having delusions of grandeur! I admit Darth Vader was the first and the only one worthy of applying Darth to his name but I borrowed that a few years back and became Darth-Dallas. Dallas as in Dallas Cowboys, America's Team! I visit the site today and I find out that my boy Spice is now Darth Spice. To top it off there is now a Darth Vraider! Good God, see what a 3-13 season can do to ones head! Ok boys, stop typing, I was just messing with you. Welcome to the ’Darth Club!’ Seriously, the NFL released its schedule last week so Dad and I had to figure out when we were going to go to Dallas to see the Boys. We picked, November 15, 2004 Monday Night Football (Philadelphia at Dallas), I can't wait! Tomorrow night it's Atlanta Braves at the Marlins here in South Florida. All these games are killing my wallet. Sunday I take off with Holland America for a one week cruise! Lookout Puerto Rico! I should have just enough time to recover in a couple of weeks financially to get ready for the OTC line here in South Florida. Bring that line on baby! Well, I haven't found squat lately and I am sorry that you had to read about my life but hey, I have to read about Transformers, LotR, The Simpsons and all that other ’GAY’ stuff here at the finest Star Wars Site on the net so it's only fair! I do wish all the troops the best of luck this weekend! Be safe! Now a moment of silence for Pat Tillman and all the other Service men and women fighting each and every day for our freedom. RIP - Pat Tillman (27 years old, A Hero and Fallen Soldier!”|
|Action-HQ is having a sale on the Kubrick Series 2. Get 25% off Star Wars Kubrick series 2 set of 6 or the set of 8 with 2 chase version. Take advantage now of the savings. Also Ultra figures are on sale; choose from Jabba, Jango and others. Transformers Collection Box Set #14 Hound! AHQ is bringing it to you first this week with Target Master Hot Rod Collection Box Set # 13! Available now for the great price of just $32.95! For more info, check out Action-HQ for details!|
|Star Wars Clearance|
Unleashed 7 - Set of 3
Unleashed 7 - Clone Trooper
Unleashed 7 - Chewbacca
Unleashed 7 - Luke X-Wing
Jabba the Hutt
Jabba's Palace Court Denizens
Kamino Confrontation Jango
Kamino Confrontation Obi-Wan
Spider Droid - Clone Wars
Destroyer Droid Battle Launcher
Durge with Swoop Bike
Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike
|Vintage Items: The vintage department has listed a variety of G.I.Joe 3 ? inch figures and vehicles including a USS Flagg, Defiant Shuttle Complex and Terrordrome. More G1 Transformers have been listed including a Fortress Maximus and variety of the larger figures and combiners. A variety of more recent Star Wars figures has also been listed.|
|Dateline: Life Imitates Sandtroopers “Darth-vraider holo-ing in from Super Springy Calee-forn-ia... Spring is in the air and we're waiting for toys!!! Summer will soon be here and OTC will soon hang everywhere. My wallet's getting thinner, but who really fricken cares (you're Welcome big H). My army's getting stronger with every wear and tear on my speeder. Soon the Dark Side will fall for all of us to feel and rise the sith we will! As the countdown continues I grow stronger with every breath, half human, half android with every crush of my brutal strength! You will learn to fear me, the Dark Side!|
“I would really like to take the time to thank all the Sandtrooper staff for the awesome graphics, Wordily words of wisdom, and the bomb-ass text that accompany all our postings. A sense of honor and Pride come to mind, or is it a friendly gesture of mankind? Whatever you fricken call it, Thanks a million for all the kind postings and allowing all of us ’United-we-finders’ some respect, It really took a lot out of me for my first posting you know! If anyone has the low down on a Toy Fair Me (Vader), give me a ring. Darth-vraider signing out!”
So Troops, from now on “The Sand Fernando Valley Edition” will be brought to you by Darth-Vraider instead of Bobafred. The latest in a string of identity changes
: Jedimaster-C, Darth Spice, and now Darth-Vraider.
|“Hey Jason! I still have a POTJ TIE Bomber available for $20.00 plus shipping to a lucky trooper who needs one. This is the rarer TIE Bomber in the green box not the saga shelf warmer version. It is mint other than 1 slight ding in the window, and has never been opened.” - Trooper Sithryan (Ryan Matthews)|
|Hey Troops, Jim from Federation Toys wanted to pass on information to those of you in the area to attend the Kane County Toy Show this weekend. I attended the show last spring and it was quite an event for a local show. I found more Star Wars figures than my wallet could handle, among many other things. Rest assured, there will be a strong Sandtrooper presence at the show as well. We'd like to encourage everyone to come out and help spread unity!|
|“Just to let all the troops in Tucson, Arizona know that I stopped by the Whetmore Wal-Mart this morning on the way to work and found the new Madine, AT-ST Han, General Colt 45, Dengar, Bossk, and Ozzel. They also had the new wave of LOTR figures. I'm not really into these but I must say that the King of the Dead is quite impressive. Also, there will be the annual GM Productions toy show at the Rodeway Inn at Grant & I-10 Sunday, May 2nd. I'm out.”|
|“The jagged face of a huge ice wall sits gloomily in the dim twilight of a Hoth day. Luke hangs upside down, ankles frozen into icy stalactites, his extended arms within a foot of the snow floor. The Wampa creature is in the ice cave eating what appears to be carrion. It turns in Luke's direction and growls, then continues its meal.” - ACPin|
Check it out at ACPin SW
|“Hey Troops! Made a small run yesterday afternoon. Didn?t find a whole lot, but TRU had remnants of the Yavin wave, and the new Red Leader X-Wing. Some of the re-carded figures, but mostly Hoth wave. Also, was able to grab the Cobra infantry 6 pack from the Valor vs. Venom, Joe series. Wal-Mart was empty as usual, KB had 2002 figs, and Kmart had a few Dutch Vanders hanging around. That?s it for this report Troops, keep up the good fight.”|
|For the week of April 18 - 24|
Just arrived, the exclusive 4-pack Skirmish at Carkoon! The new Ultra assortment also just in including the Ewok with Glider, Jango and more Jabbas in stock now.
Also available the super RARE Saga Exclusive Cantina Scenes Wave 2! This is the extremely rare set of Dr. Evazan, Kitik Keed'kak, and Wuher each on individual cards. Hasbro has canceled or delayed the shipment of these items, and only an extremely low quantity are known to exist. It is believed that these 3 figures will be available at some future point in a 3-pack set. Any customer that has pre-ordered these items at standard pricing ($14.99-$21.99 each) will be contacted when he 3-pack set is available.
Lots of featured vintage carded figures in stock now.
Great Master Replica Items back in stock and available for pre-order including Darth Vader A New Hope Signature Saber, Luke's ESB Lightsaber Signature Edition with Case, Star Wars FX Jacket. New
disconted combo: Master Replicas Obi-Wan ANH Saber and Icons Obi-Wan Saber for only $599.99.
|New in stock, Playmates 9" Star Trek Dolls! |
POTF2 featured items include some great vehicles back in stock and the entire Expanded Universe set.
New Marvel MiniMates wave in stock now!
Loose and Boxed USS Flagg back in stock! 40th Anniversary Exclusive Medic back in stock at a reduced price.
Transformers Collection and Commemorative series both have items back in stock this week including Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Sideswipe.
Great Kenner Indy figures back in, including a carded Arabian Horse.
New wholesale items available for MOTU including Cases of 6 Figures Direct from Mattel! Also now available the set of all 13 Snakemen figures. Be sure to get your AFA90 Snake Teela, supplies are
Simpsons Series 8 & 9 carded figures back in stock, Series 16 now
available for pre-order.
|Pre-Order (deadline April 25th)|
Yoda Maquette ? Clone Wars ? Gentle Giant
Bossk ? Mini Bust
New 2004 Saga Vehicle:
Red Leader's X-Wing Fighter with exclusive action figure Garven Dreis
New 2004 Saga Figures:
Admiral Ozzel #16
Bossk # 18
Dengar # 17
Captain Antillies # 15
TIE fighter Pilot # 14
Gold Leader Dutch # 13
General Jan Dodonna # 12
Clone Trooper - Silver Anniversary
2004 Saga Figures (quantity is limited)
Stormtrooper - Death Star Chase
Darth Vader - Death Star Clash
R2-D2 - Tatooine Mission
C-3PO - Darth Star Rescue
Chewbacca - Escape from Hoth
Darth Maul - Theed Hanger Duel
Han Solo - Flight to Alderaan
Princess Leia Organa - Death Star Captive
Luke Skywalker - Tatooine Encounter
Yoda - Battle of Geonosis
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Coruscant Chase
|The General has arrived; it is Allentown no more.|
He resides near the windy city, to assist Spice with the War.
The Dewback is being unloaded, the war room a mess.
With concussion grenade launcher, and a medal for Spice?s chest.
He piloted the ship, the General kept them on course.
We urge all of you to join us to attack the scalpers with no remorse!
|New in Stock|
G.I. Joe Snake Eyes with Timber
5.5" Resin Mini-Statue
*Mint in Mint Box
This all-new version of Snake Eyes features the classic hero as he first appeared in toy-form in 1982. Known as “Snake Eyes Version 1” to fans and collectors, this statue comes with two interchangeable hands -- one with a pointed finger, and the other with his classic Uzi submachine gun! As a special treat, also included with the statue is an in-scale representation of Timber, Snake Eyes' faithful companion. - Only $59.99
Forget About It!
|Action-HQ is bringing it to you first this week with Ultra Ewok with Glider and the exclusive Skirmish at Carkoon 4-pack! Get these figures months in advance starting at $21.95 and up. Also this week, Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Evolution Sayajin Figures. Songoku & Vegeta Sayajin come with 3 changeable heads and tons of accessories! The next installment of Rockman is Rockman Soul Unison Model Figures. They come with their own battle chip for electronic head-to-head or just normal gaming. Also new this week are Final Fantasy 4-inch Trading Arts Figures Volume 1, Microman 30th Anniversary Masterforce and AcroyearX Figures and Capcom Gals set of 6 Capsule Figures.|
|“Hey Troops! I need to make space so I have ships for sale, all never opened and mint or near mint:|
Target exclusive A-Wing, 20.00 plus shipping
Anakin with Swoop Bike $10.00 plus shipping Sold 4-18
Dooku with Speeder Bike $10.00 plus shipping Sold 4-18“Or, take all for $90.00 plus shipping. Let me know!!!!”
|Dateline: Blink and You'll Miss it. Our Advice? Close Your Eyes! “Other news from Central Texas, Killeen that is. Okay, here we go ... Target still has Obi & Maul glasses, and a bunch of Animated figs waves 1 and 2, the Destroyer wave showed up Thursday and Friday, but went quickly. Wal-Mart is bone dry except for the 20 Zam Wesells from 2002 choking the pegs and the Jabba deluxe with the crushed bubbles. TRU actually had the new Red Leader X-Wing with the cardboard cut-outs (cheesy) and a bunch of the same pegwarmers from last year. They also had a bunch of old POTJ figs (Rebel Trooper, FX7) an Unleashed Han Solo, and the Ultra Deluxe Obi-wan Kamino Showdown. We did have the Silver Clone Troopers for a day for $4.99, but the cards were bent to heck or the bubbles were crushed beyond recognition, not a mint one in the bunch. I have given up on KB Toys, and in my first stop at Kmart in a few weeks, they actually had the Yavin wave, so I found a Tanus and a Holo Luke there. The HoF assortment showed up once and I blinked and missed it, oh well. Sorry it's been a while since I posted, but things have been hectic around here. I do want to give out a quick shout to Julian Betancourt for the great trade, because of Troopers like him and many other that I have met here, this site works for all of US, United we Find! That's all from Central Texas, Starfox signing out.”|
|Dateline: On the Ricochet “Hey Troops! Made a small run around Mentor, Ohio today. Went to TRU, and came up empty. They did have the new Red Leader X-Wing, but outta my budget right now. On my way back, I stopped off at Kmart, so I could get some milk. Much to my surprise, they actually had the Executor wave, along with remnants of the Yavin wave. Other than that, not much out there this week. Take care Troops.”|
|Dateline: Hunt 'em Down Like Mr. Heston “Central Texas Report: Well here goes the news from the humid land of Central Texas. I was surprised one morning last week, when I walked into my local Target to see none other than a case of the 2003 Repacks! Barriss, Aayla, Yoda and the kids were all staring back at me (from their golden cards) from pegs previously occupied by the illustrious Hoth Rebel Trooper (who is now just buried behind all the repacks). They had also put out a case of the Jabba's Palace wave, but someone had already gotten to the few good figs from that case. Luckily I am not in need of any of those figures. My TRU went through their supply of Silver Clones fairly quickly. The only problem: they were all bashed up. I went through the 2 cases that they had on Sunday and I was unable to find any that were not in some form of ’bubble dentedness.’ No Mint Clones. But they were all for sale at $4.99 ea. So I picked up the best two that I could find and slumped out of there. If anyone has an MOC ’Minty’ one they want to sell me for cost plus shipping, or, I have some stuff for trade, drop me a line. Also my TRU put out a case of the Han, Boba, and Yoda Unleashed wave. Like they needed that to clog the pegs. By the way, has anyone come across one of those Red Clones in the Unleashed line? I have been reading some reports that they may have shipped a variant out?|
“Anyway, both of my Wal-Marts are full of older figures. One at least has 2004 product (wave 1 & 2), while the other has some nice dusty 2002 figures. I am not sure whether they will ever get that *$%# stuff out of there. So that about sums it up for last week. This weekend my TRU put out 4 of the new Red Leader X-Wing. Still not sure about that one. I think that the little cardboard pilot and driod are pretty lame. Just stick in a real droid Hasbro! The ship looks okay, but just the same mold as before. The Pilot figure is POTJ X-Wing Luke with a new head. Not too bad but not too good compared next to the new Dutch Vander. I am sure I will get one eventually, but I held off for the time being. Still have not seen any of the Target Glasses in my world. Well that sums up the latest news from this neck of the woods. Hunt'em down like Mr. Heston. I am also still looking for a Clone 3-pack with the red Trooper! Any help? Thanks!” - Andrew
|Dateline: Check This Out “Hey guys. Check out this latest ebay find. Take care (Item No. 3185530069).”|
|“Sithryan in Idaho. Hey Troopers! I have one Red Leader X-Wing for cost plus shipping. It's c-9 mint never opened. Let me know!”|
Thanks for picking one of these up for one of the Troopers Ryan! We at Sandtroopers would also like to take this time to wish a happy Easter to everyone out in Trooperland!
|For the week of April 11 - 17|
Hasbro's Latest figures are now in stock! General Madine Imperial Shuttle Capture, Han Endor Strike (AT-ST Driver Outfit) and Lando Death Star Attack (General) are all in stock and available immediately for $19.99 each.
New reduced prices on some of the latest Saga figures like Admiral Ozzel, Captain Antilles, Luke Hoth Attack, Lando Skiff and more. Jedi Council # 1 now back in stock. Don't miss out getting your Saga Action Fleet, Slave 1, Republic Assault Ship and Republic Gunship are still available. Don't miss out on this week's PotJ and EPI featured items including variations, vehicles and anniversary figures.
Now in stock the Superlive Jedi Lightsaber with Gold Handle, lots of PotF2 Beast Assortments in stock now including Han and Tauntaun. Just in and added to the site, a set of Suncoast Pictures Statues including all your favorite Star Wars characters.
A nice selection of vintage loose figure now in stock, be sure to check out the PotF section. Don't miss the rare 3-packs we just got in stock in the foreign and rare carded section. There is nothing better than drinking that morning cup of java out of your favorite Star Wars character; check out the great Sigma mugs in stock now!
Marvel Studios 12" Boxed Blade II (Movie Version) $64.99
Terminator Endo-Skull Back in stock this week!
|G.I.Joe 40th Anniversary Wave 4 is now in stock but going fast, get yours today! This wave includes Action Marine Beachhead, Action Sailor Accessory Sets, Action Sailor Shore Patrol, Action Soldier Command Post (African American Soldier), and Action Soldier Command Post (Caucasian Soldier). The set is also available for $149.99.|
2003 Toy Show Exclusives are also being featured this week, great hard-to-find items on our site including Operation Anaconda: Ambush at Cobra Island Gift Set, Kursk - The Greatest Armored Battle of All Time Gift Set, Black Dragon Leader, Cobra Commander, Lt. Falcon and Major Storm.
More New Energon Figures this week including Jetfire, Mirage and Demolishor. More back in stock. Also some new Transformers Mega SCF like Hot Rod, Megatron and Rodimus Convoy. Series 2 World's Smallest Transformers are also in this week. This series includes Jazz, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Prowl, Red Alert, Thrust and 2 new chase figures!
There are some great Vintage MotU loose that arrived this week, this is just a sample:
Beast Man C-9 $20
Evil-Lyn C-9 $25
He-Man C-9 $35
Moss Man C-8.5 $15
Snout Spout C-9 $30
Thunder Punch He-Man C-9 $35
New Exclusive Simpsons Krustylu Studios Diorama and Simpson's House Diorama both for $29.99. Other exclusives back in stock.
Check your mailbox! Catalog # 48 has been printed and is now in the mail! Also be sure to check out the free items section on our website, new items have now been added!
|“Hey Troops! Quick post here. Seeing the revamped Yoda with Chian wave popping up all over the place in SoCal at local Target stores. I have a Silver Clone Trooper and Throne Room Vader for trade. Looking for McQuarrie Stormtrooper if anyone has one MOC. Any help is appreciated. More reports to come later. Peace, OUT!”|
|Trooper Whiskey Dom sent this in: “That top image is, supposedly, an actual shot of Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, newly inserted into The Empire Strikes Back in place of the original actor (bottom image). The image at the top (at least the actual face shot of McDiarmid) reportedly leaked from someone involved with the production. Three different insiders have independently confirmed that the scene has changed and that the top image (of McDiarmid in make-up) is authentic. One other scene being revamped is the CGI Jabba scene from A New Hope. Look for the digital Jabba to be replaced by a much better looking CG version (likely based on the Episode I digital model of the character).”|
|New to r2dtoys.com:|
Unleashed Clone Trooper, Luke and Chewbacca ?18
Disney Special 10" Ewok Plush Bear ?14
Star Tours NEW Saga packaging:
Galactic Empire Blaster
Rebel Alliance Blaster
Rebel Alliance Bowcaster.
Han Hoth (brown coat) variation
Han Solo Unleashed figure
Yoda deluxe with Super Battle Droid
General Rieekan Ultra
Attakus Stormtrooper ?399
Attakus R2-D2 ?299
Gentle Giant Greedo Bust ?39
Gentle Giant Biker Scout Bust ?39
Gentle Giant Grand Moff Tarkin Bust ?39
Gentle Giant Count Dooku Bust ?39
Gentle Giant Zam Wesell Bust ?39
Star Tours Starspeeder 3000 ?25
Star Tours Figures: Wave 1 (all 3 figures), Wave 3 R5-D2
Playskool Arena Adventure with Reek
Lord of the Rings:
New RotK Trilogy:
Morgul Lord Witch King ?10
King of the Dead (glow in the dark feature) ?9
Faramir in Gondorian Armor ?9
Merry in Rohan Armor ?8
Smeagol red box variant ?10 (was ?20) very few left!
Grishnakh with Merry 2-pack
Pippin with Ugluk 2-pack
Frodo with Elven Cloak
Boromir (single pack)
Twilight Frodo (single pack TTT red box)
Helms Deep Legolas
| “ What's up everyone? All of the Silver Clonetroopers I have come across have been sat on by Jabba himself. I am looking for a MOC one. Please let me know what you are looking for in trade. I have come across the Yavin / Star Destroyer wave here and there, and found the new Red 5 X-Wing ($29.99) at the Bellingham, MA TRU this morning. I passed on it for now, but might pick it up down the road. Looks similar to the Dagaobah X-Wing. The pilot is very basic looking, and was surprised that an R2 unit wasn't included.”|
|Dateline: Left For Dead “Bobafred chiming in from the S.F.V. and hearing a whole lotta hoop-la going on! Don't need any sympathy jingles but here it is. Over the weekend I was in a pretty bad auto accident suffering from full on head contusions to the left and to the right. Sixteen sutures or stitches, and 13 staples to build me stronger than ever! Wow! Life really is so precious. The cure? A whole lotta ice packing, Antis, Vicodine, five-leaf clovers. and on the road to recovery I am! Left for dead I was, but determination fights strong with my blood line even if I dropped about a gallon (kid you not)! On to the brighter side, I have to agree with Darth Dallas on these re-hashes and really nice sculpts. Figure it out soon, or forever loose your prospective new booty. I practice a whole lot of patience on this end of the Nation, but others really don't like to invest in 20 versions of rehashes. Big H can you hear us talking / venting? I still have no sign or traces of wave six or seven of the Ozzel & AT-ST Han Wave ... but patience is my virtue!|
“Elementary never held grain to my attention, so off I was at the age of six, to White Front Zodys, Gemco, and Two Guys for the latest action figure to be broken free! Gifted I was, as well as crafty for these escapes. So Mr. Watson let us one up it! If you troops have not figured it out here it goes. If you have any receipts back-dated 30 days form today you may take it in for a free clone (credit adjustment, exchange, repurchase), whatever floats their boat, but we all are due some freebies! If you purchase three you get one free for a total of four. Elementary, my Dear Watson. I purchased $29.99 of SW product to get two free clones on the same receipt (computer has no limits)!
“I did not make it on Sunday due to severe head trauma on Saturday night but was up and at 'em first thing Monday morning to hit 5 Toys R Us in the Valleys. Homer Simpson isn't the half of it! I could not believe management was never informed of this really non-advertised promotion; they could sure as hell sell them like hot cakes on Friday only to be out of stock by Monday? Bull! So I eventually exhausted all forms of mind tricks until I finally hit pay dirt! A fresh super case was found and brought to my little section in the store where I pulled every figure out and found, most importantly, nice paint jobs, no runs or head wounds, untouched or crushed bubbles, and most obviously c9-10 cards! Wow! I had the pick of the litter and now have a Platinum Clone army to go along with my Platinum Mandolorian army. Eye popping freaky, you just better not even think about it. Is it Boba or Grievous that does the Jedi dirty with Ani or do we just wait?
“I come home with bountiful of plenty only to find my Marvel Legends Unmasked Wolverine waiting for some attention, straight from New Orleans! I just about forgot about this trade, but a big shout out to Sandtrooper Aaron Thompson for the hook up! Your Mr. So Cool (i.e. Sacul) is Airborne via U.S.P.M. (It really hurt, you know!)! If any one is interested in a minty mint Clone please see prior post and give me a jingle at email@example.com. Bobafred signing out!”
|“Hey Jason. Tucson here. Can you tell the Allentown Chase team that I have the Darth Shredder with removable helmet they are looking for. Thanks.”|
Thanks for the proactive Troopin' Tucson! I did manage to get the removable helmet Shredder that I wanted yesterday at Toys R Us; I truly appreciate the help though! Many TMNT fans are naming this their favorite figure in the entire new line. A little background on the Allentown Chase Team: during 2001 and 2002, Trooper Lex-Wan Kenobi swept the Lehigh Valley in a take-no-prisoners approach, getting new Star Wars, locating variants, and finding Simpsons, Transformers R.I.D. and just about everything else out there. When I moved to Allentown, the Chase Team essentially became me, The J-Team!
|“Sithryan out in Idaho here! Wanted to shoot you an e-mail and let you know about an item on ebay. It's a mint condition R2-D2 cooler from Pepsi. I won a Boba Fett auction he had recently (vintage AFA 85) SWEEEET! I thought I'd pass along that this guy is alright even though he is a new seller. I found the vintage Boba on a Force of the Bay, maybe I could return a favor. I bought a Silver Clone trooper today for $4.99. The manager showed up and put a stop to the selling of the clones though. I got a mint one so I'm happy.”|
Thanks Ryan, and be sure to let us know if you ever catch the other spectrum of events on the bay, say were one to get shafted! We like hearing the success stories a little more.
|Dateline: Scout All TRUs in Your Area “Greetings from an overcast SoCal! Dropped by the Rowland Hts. / City of Industry TRU after lunch today hoping to find the Silver Clone Trooper on the pegs and my patience has paid off! There was a limit of 2 per person, but luckily my wife was with me and we purchased 4 of them. Two for friends, one to keep and one to trade with you other Troopers who weren't or aren't lucky enough to snag one. I'd say there were at least 8 pegs full of 'em at this TRU unlike the TRU by my crib in Alhambra where that place is as dry as the Sahara Desert! Quick note to Sandtroppette Lisette in NYC: thanks for trying to get me these Clone Troopers, but as you can tell I got lucky today! Good luck on your future hunts!|
“To recap, scout all local TRUs in your area and remember to stay on target and stay focused Troops... there's gold in them thar hills! Be good to each other and take care... that's it from the Left Coast, Peace, OUT!”
|“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal here. Have not been able to do any hunting lately because I badly sprained my knee three weeks ago and am on crutches. Luckily, my other half has picked up the slack for me. He was able to score 3 silver clones at TRU for $4.99 each. Also at Target, he found the Yavin wave and Star Destroyer wave, but all of the Bossks and Dengars had bent cards. He was able to score a mint Admiral Ozzel. Now I need some help. Have not be able to locate both J'Quille and Tanus Spijek. Willing to pay cost plus shipping or have the following to trade: Dodonna, Gold Leader, TIE Fighter Pilot, R1-G4, Target A-wing, Stormtrooper 4-pack, and silver clone (one bent corner), Please e-mail me if you can help. Happy Hunting!!!”|
|“JediTempleArchives.com is busy updating the Visual Guides! In recent days, we have added 28 new entries to our Vintage Visual Guide, added all the available Unleashed Figures to our 2003 and 2004 Saga Visual Guides, and some new entries for the 12-inch line in the 2003 Saga Line. To finish the updates off, we have gotten the Power Of The Jedi Visual Guide up and operational! That's over 130 new entries in the Visual Guides to gawk at! So check us out and take a look at|
|“Leif from VaBeach, VA. The Star Destroyer wave has hit area Wal-Marts, and of course plenty of Silver Clones to go around; the only problems seem to have been uninformed Toys R Us Employees, and nothing really new or current except for the Luke, Chewbacca and Clone Trooper Unleashed waves. On another note, area Kmarts are having 20% Off all Lego sets, In stock were the Snowspeeder and Cantina sets, $19.99 and $29.99 before the discounts. Not exactly cheap deals but better than full retail.”|
|“Hey guys, I found the silver Clones at TRU today. They had a bunch left from the sale yesterday. TRU had nothing for me to buy to get the clone, which was ok since the majority of them were bent and dented. I ordered one from Amazon.com. I will have to see how that one will look. I also found a lone Ozzel setting on the pegs at Wal-Mart. Nothing else to report. Take care.”|
|Dateline: TRU's Newest Recruit “Hey Troops, follow up from yesterday's find at the Hayward TRU. I ventured to the Colma and SF TRU and found nothing. Colma had no notice at all telling customers that if they purchased $14.99 or more they could get the fig for free. I even walked behind the registers and saw no boxes at all. I then went to the SF store which had the promotion advertised on the pegs. However when I made my purchase I was told that they did not receive their supply so I asked for a rain check. The person behind the counter had no clue as to what I was asking for and the promotion it pertained to. Did you ever have the feeling that the person you are talking to is pulling a Homer Simpson and is concentrating more on the farm animals dancing in his or her head than paying attention to you? This was my feeling. In any case she took my information and told me I would receive a call once they came in. Yeah, yeah I’m holding my breath. Lucky for me I found them yesterday because today I would have been T.S.O.L. I’m also reading the other reports coming in saying how badly the figs are being damaged and agree with the Trooper who stated that TRU should take more control on this and keep them where they are distributed by the staff. It’s the least they could do. Good luck on your hunt troops.!”|
|Dateline: “He Rattles Your Garbage Cans and Makes Your Floors Creak” “Sandtrooper Forcehunter reporting in from Jacksonville, Florida. Sandtroopers.com has done me a great service so now is the time I return the favor. As you may or may not know, the G.I.Joe Defender of Freedom Convention is being held this July 4th weekend. There will be three exclusive items available only to attendees: a figure two pack, a figure three pack, and an exclusive vehicle. All will be done in the vintage A Real American Hero molding and will have a paint scheme exclusively for this event. I am offering to pick these items up for any trooper that wants them and to keep these out of the hands of scalpers. The estimated cost for all three will be $95.40 (tax calculated in). That is thirty bucks each item if you only want one of the three. This may seem high, but they are only released for this event and have a limited production number in the neighborhood of 700-900 (actual number not yet released by Mastercollector, the host).|
“If interested, here's what to do. I must have the payment before the Con. The best way to do this is to Western Union me the money by June 30. On the week of May 1st, I will start making weekly runs on Fridays and a final run on June the 30th. You must e-mail me by Thursday night (or if you wait to the last minute, June 28) to alert me of a transfer or I will not get it. I highly recommend using their website: www.westernunion.com Contact me for my personal info to complete the transfer via e-mail using the title: Sandtroopers Joe Con Premiums. I will not open up an e-mail with a new address without this title; it will be deleted. If you wish for references, my ebay user id is jeditransfan77. You may also wish to look at the Trader Feedback Thread on www.toynewsi.com for the user Forcehunter. There is also no guarantee that everyone who ordered one will get a set. These will be very popular and I will do what I can. I will make a list of who sends me money first. It will more than likely come down to first come first serve. Thanks Troops and see you on the flip side.” - Dave
|Dateline: This is Where it Gets Fun “Hey Troops! Trooper Larry reporting in from the Mentor, Ohio front. Well, I figured I'd start today's adventure off at TRU, and boy did it turn into an adventure. TRU didn’t have much past the Hoth wave, a few gunships, and many Jedi 4-packs. This is where it gets fun. They had the Silver Clones, but they were still on the truck. So I had to stop back in later. Although I left my phone number, I stopped back around 5 pm to find the Clones were on the pegs. I encountered the same problem as Agent Tweeny. Most of them were pretty badly crushed. On to Wally World in Eastlake. Nothing. Target in Eastlake was the same. A few repro glasses, and a couple animated figs. Wally World in Mentor was empty, along with Kmart and KB. On a side note, I want to thank my wonderful fiance for getting me the .45 scale replica Luke lightsaber as an early Easter gift. Not a bad price for 34 dollars at suncoast. That’s it for this report. Take care Troops.”|
|Dateline: Fair and Square “Hello Troopers, this may sound strange but I would like to trade a vintage ESB Leia MOC for a 21 back Leia. Thanks. Take care.”|
|New 2004 Saga Figures:|
Admiral Ozzel # 16
Bossk # 18
Dengar # 17
Special Figure: Silver Clone Trooper
Captain Antilles # 15
TIE fighter Pilot # 14
Gold Leader # 13
General Dodonna # 12
|2004 Saga Figures:|
# 11 Holographic Luke Skywalker
# 08 Rappertunie
# 07 Sail Barge Lando Calrissian
# 05 R2-D2 - Jabba Sail Barge
# 04 Luke Skywalker Jabba's Palace
# 03 Luke Skywalker - Hoth Attack
# 02 R-3PO - Hoth Evacuation
# 01 Hoth Trooper - Hoth Evacuation
Clearance prices on Power of the Force, Power of the Jedi, and Episode I merchandise.
|For the week of April 4 - 10|
Just off the truck: Saga RotJ Ultra Jabba the Hutt and Court Denizens! These are the latest figures in stock. Extremely limited quantities in stock now! These items will be available for backorder as well.
These Saga Exclusives just arrived: Clone Trooper Pilot 2004 Convention Exclusive Mini-Bust, Stormtrooper 4-pack, and Star Tours G2-9T, R5-D2 and SK-Z38.
Nine of Hasbro's most recent Star Wars 3 ? inch figures just came back in stock as well as all 12 Saga Hall of Fame Figures! Don't delay they will go fast!
Be sure to check the newsletter for some great PotJ, EPI and PotF2 items now in stock.
Great collection of Vintage Star Wars 20/21 Backs just in. with reduced prices on all in stock Vintage Star Wars Careds AFA Figures. Also in are these 2 great and super rare items:
Loose Rare Uzay Headman C7 (no accessories) $1,499.99
Rare Prototype Android Set C-7 $4,999.99
Some great Master Replica Items are now back in stock and Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber LE has just arrived for $349.99.
Six brand new Discounted Combos added this week.
|New to Brian's Toys, the Muppets! These are the first 3 mail-ins of a great line-up of toys you will now be able to find at Brian's Toys:|
Adventure Kermit (2004 Exclusive) $39.99
Rizzo (Green Shirt) $39.99
Rizzo (Red Shirt) $24.99
Every loose G.I.Joe figure from 1982 to 1994 just arrived this week; get them while supplies last! While you're there be sure to check out the G.I.Joe section's NEW Look!
Four New Transformers Energon Figures just arrived including Hot Shot, Prowl, Rodimus and Snow Cat. Others back in stock also!
All Masters of the Universe Snake Men are in stock now! Also 3 case assortments available. See our newsletter or website for more details.
Simpsons Series 8 & 9 carded figures and Playsets now back in stock! Including Daredevil Bart, Kearney, Ragin' Willie, Sheri and Terri, Supernintendo Chalmers, Uter, Busted Krusty, Disco Stu, Prison Sideshow Bob, Rod and Todd Flanders, Sunday Best Grampa, and Sunday Best Lisa, Police Station with Officer Eddie, Retirement Castle with Jasper, KBBL Radio Station with Bill and Marty , and Moe's Tavern with Duffman.
Check your mailbox! Catalog # 48 has been printed and is now in the mail!
|Dateline: Silver Clone Follow-Up “Hey Troops, in part of my travels to the Easy Bay today I stopped by the TRU in Hayward and found four pegs full of Silver Clone Troopers! The not so good news is most of them either have a dented bubble or bent card. I had to rummage a bit to look for the best ones. I also stopped at the Foster City / San Mateo TRU but none were out. That’s it for now, MTFWY!”|
|Action-HQ is bringing it to you first with the newly released Han AT-ST Driver, General Madine-Imperial Shuttle Capture and General Calrissian-Death Star Attack. Transformers BinalTech SilverStreak & Hound: Get the latest in the hottest line of Japanese die-cast metal transformables! Spawn 23 Mutations Figures From 2003 Available Now! Missed out on Spawn sereis 23 Mutations figures? Well your in luck as our distributor just provided us with a few cases & they are available now for $13.95 each. Plus much more. See why many are getting it first at Action-HQ!|
|Dateline: Stupid is as Stupid Does “3184659886 - check out the generous Buy it Now price for this figure!!! Stupid is as stupid does, and that's all I got to say 'bout that.”|
|Dateline: Early Bird Special - Silver Clones Have Landed “Bobafred chiming in from the S.F.V. Silver Clone in hands for Freeeeeeee! Troops, hit your TRUs now, because they are trying to sell an exclusive figure that is not intended for retail sale at 4.99 (it is as clear as day on the back of the card!)! With this info you can have them honor the current April 4th promotion of a free figure with purchase of $14.99 as an early bird special (Talk to the MANAGER ONLY!)! Schmooze to the Dark side, $4-5.99 out the pocket, or for free as intended, whatever works for you!|
“On a lighter note away from our SW universe, I am currently scrambling around to build my Marvel Legends Collection and looking for assistance in doing so. If any one has the following pieces: Dr. Doom, Spider Man, Black suit Spider man, Insect Spidy, Venom, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Toad, Wal-Mart excl. stealth Iron Man. In Variants: Yellow Daredevil, Thing with coat. A Funny coincidence is I post my request for an Apocalypse on Sandtroopers.com and next thing I know is that he is confirmed in Marvel Legends wave 7! I said it first. In order to stay hip to the game you need to have or find a little ingenuity. What was the hit count for this site again?
“In Star Wars Unleashed on card, I need Slave Leia, Count Dooku, Luke, Anakin, Obi, Mace, Padme, Darth Vader 1st issue (or even a Toy Fair Vader, most elusive Bounty 4 me). Can you hear me yapping Bruce? In 12-inch: Episode I Black Travel Gown Queen Doll, Boss Nass, and Plo Koon. I'm hoping that Trooper Whiskey Dom can help me out on this line since we are avid 12-inchers! I also pulled today a 12-inch Biker scout, so if any one can assist a trooper in dire need of these pieces, and you're looking to trade, sell, or barter, schmooze me over and give me a jingle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Things for trade are the following: Original Cinema shots booklet with 16 12 x 8 full color Photos, all black w gold embossed lettering cover (see RTT post below for further info).
Jason, I am glad to hear you like it, because you deserve it! Also for trade: MacFarlane Carmelo Anthony variant, The Chosen One Lebron James variant, Yao Ming variant, TB Hulk Abomination (#1 non-chase fig TFM), TB X-Men Arch Angel. In Die cast Hot Wheels: last convention exclusive Hot Pink Beach Bomb, Large scale Batmobile, Treasure Hunt 2003 Orange Cudas, 2004 #1 Purp Bonneville, # 3 Cadillac or Orange Cruz bike. In SW 12-inch: Cone Head (u-member), Leia on speeder bike, Biker Scout, KB 2-pack Han & Luke Stormtrooper disguise, and any of the boxed flaps 95-97 issues. Vehicles: Green A-wing Fighters with figure, possible B-Wing with figure, 94-95 POTF Classic four pack with vintage reproduction of Darth Vader, Luke, Han, and Chewie (sorry Sandtroopette Donna, out of courtesy I will be careful with this one because you still own first dibs!), and any of the 3 ? inch figs you need. If you have my needs, don't hesitate to respond; we will work something out!
“Dallas Buster ... Keyshawn Johnson would have fit in Silver and Black, but hey Warren Sapp is our Silver Back! Darth Raider is strong with the Force! Cant wait 'til August, but the Los Angeles Lakers should stretch us over (undefeated throughout, any takers?). Talk to you Troopers soon! Bobafred chiming out!”