April 2006

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2006 | 21:40 EDT
Sandtrooper Scalperhunter1 Reports:
The Truth“Greetings all from God's country. The heartland of America. Cedar Rapids Iowa. The toy run today was fairly productive. The Wally world on Blairsferry Rd. has a few of the original Titanium vehicles, oodles of lightsabers and choppers and a few of the Attactix figures. The surprise of the day was the Saga figures. Darth, Yoda, C-3PO, Poggle and the Power Droid. I don't need any of them but they have been a rare site around here. Target on Blairsferry Rd. actually has the Demise of General Grievous figure as well as the Luke, Greedo, Han, Tusken Raider, Biker Scout and a couple of other UGH figures. I picked up Luke, Grievous and the Biker Scout.Target also has Clone Blasters and the Grievous Blaster. I haven't seen those for a long time. Good luck to all my fellow troopers. United We Find.”

rrl1125@ccr.net



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2006 | 21:39 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #356

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We have posted our latest Newsletter #356. Brian's Toys has just released Newsletter #356 and have tons of great items featured this week, including tons of Saga 2 AFA Graded Carded figures, as wellas many great Vintage AFA Graded Carded figures. Many of the collectibles from these toylines are very competitively priced, so be sure to check out brianstoys.com where you can find hard to find toys at very competitive prices!

This week, besides all of their great Star Wars specials, Brian's Toys has also featured a few very rare G.I. Joe vintage collectibles, which are now available for sale, as well as many hard-to-find Transformers toys. Be sure to browse their large collection of both modern and vintage toys from both the G.I. Joe and Transformers lines.

Finally, be sure to check out their Bargain Hunt specials. There are tons of great items discounted way below regular retail prices. These specials will end April 30, 2006, so don't delay - check out brianstoys.com today and save BIG!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2006 | 21:39 EDT
Sandtrooper Sand Fransico Tim Reports:
Legacy Trooper“Hey Troopers, Sand Francisco Tim reporting in with another Las Vegas report. This trooper has recently been reassigned to Sin City since the housing market is affordable and there was usually nothing to report in the S.F. area. The Coruscant wave has hit big time with Scorch being the most elusive (concurring with Darth Vegas) and next being C. Cody. KB Toys & Wally have been good at keeping these in stock while TRU & Target, usually my faves, are sucking sand. Found the battle pack Jedi Temple assault at K-Mart. No sign of Grievous demise or Skirmish in the Senate, yet.”

awingace@msn.com



Posted by: dustrho | 29 April 2006 | 13:03 EDT
Sandwatch Update: New Images from Hasbro
Sandwatch Update: New Images from HasbroWe have just received some images from one of our fellow troopers (their name will not be revealed) which include new toys that will soon hit store shelves from Hasbro. Items that are in this update include the following: Galactic Heroes, basic action figures from the Mos Eisley wave (loose and carded), vehicles re-packaged in the new Saga Collection theme, the special SDCC figure, George Lucas in Stormtrooper Outfit, and last but not least Titanium Vehicles. Some of these images have already been revealed on the Internet, but some of these are new so it's still good to share these with everyone here. Have a look for yourself by clicking here.



Posted by: dustrho | 29 April 2006 | 10:36 EDT
Sandwatch Update: Clone Wars Gunship
Sandwatch Update: Clone Wars GunshipHey troopers! Fellow staff member Boba Binks has added another image guide to our constantly growing Visual Guides section, and the latest addition involves Hasbro's new paintjob on the Clone Wars Gunship (cartoon style). This new look comes straight from Cartoon Network's animated Star Wars series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. Even though the price on this is a little bit steep, especially since it doesn't come with any figures, it's still a must-have item for any Star Wars collector! Check out the full write-up and images here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2006 | 23:51 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Han and Chewy Together again!
Don't just PRETEND you're a Tough Guy!Pulling him out of many life-threatening situations, Han Solo makes it a point to always have his trusty DL-44 blaster at his side. Raising the bar yet again, Master Replicas has applied their acclaimed miniaturizing skills to create a .33 scale replica of Han Solo's blaster from The Empire Strikes Back. Gentle Giant brings you the most detailed and spectacular rendition available of the most famous Wookiee in the galaxy. The Chewbacca mini bust stands 7.5 inches tall and is made of poly-resin. Comes with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Limited edition run TBD. Depicting one of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars saga -- the infamous Han Solo and Greedo showdown at the Mos Eisley Cantina -- this beautifully detailed set of bookends from Gentle Giant is perfect for your Star Wars books and DVDs. Limited Edition run TBD.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2006 | 22:55 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Vegas Reports:
If you roll with ST, you're guaranteed 7 or 11 EVERYTIME!“Hey Troopers, Darth Vegas reporting in from the western sector with all kinds of figures to report but only to # 30 no further. I might add all the vintage 5's you could ask for too. It's been great hunting as of late except for the elusive SCORCH. I was at checkpoint Wally yesterday and I came across an UGH Cody but the package was road kill. Then I found another Cody regular. This little trooper named Noah came up and asked if I had found any Cody's so I showed him mine and he really wanted the UGH so I gave it to him. We talked awhile and then left. I stopped at Walgreens of all places to pick up a prescription and there in the toy isle with only 3 figures on the peg was the elusive SCORCH as if miraculously placed there for me. I was stunned. I grabbed that dude like a Stripped Bass hitting Powerbait and left feeling quite good about myself. Then I turned around and went back because I forgot the prescription! All in all, a great day in the western sector. Noah if you read this "Happy Hunting" little trooper.”

tpinney2@cox.net



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2006 | 22:55 EDT
Sandtrooper Barve Reports:
“Hey Sandtrooper Barve here and Columbia's Wal-Mart has gotten the Coruscant wave and TRU has gotten the VOTC in! Friday Wal-Mart's pegs were packed, but if you want any of the figures (they had Foul, Lushros, and Anakin no UGH though) you better get there early this weekend. No scalper signs at Columbia and I haven't checked Moberly yet, but keeping watch. United We Find Troopers!”

mostaceys@sbcglobal.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2006 | 22:54 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
Are they still making these?“I went to the Wal-Mart in Madison, Alabama and found 5 cases of the VTSC figures. I opened one of the boxes and looked inside and noticed that the figures were heat sealed not taped. Stuff is stating to trickle in.”

c-ryan@mchsi.com



Posted by: dustrho | 28 April 2006 | 21:23 EDT
Collections Update: Boba_Ness Adds His Collection!
Collections Update: Boba_Ness Adds His Collection!Organization is key to fellow sandtrooper Boba_Ness, as his Star Wars collection is setup quite nicely! It doesn't appear that he has a specific collecting focus, other than the fact that he has a ton of Star Wars stuff at his place. What really stands out in his collection is the FAO Schwartz Imperial Shuttle and the Sideshow Collectibles' exclusive Darth Vader with Mouse Droid. Check out the thirteen pictures that he sent us over here.



Posted by: dustrho | 28 April 2006 | 20:36 EDT
Sandtrooper Boba Binks Reports: Clone Wars Gunship Found!
Sandtrooper Boba Binks Reports: Clone Wars Gunship Found!"Hey Troopers! Indy is getting hit with the Force big time this week. Not only are Wal-Marts getting in the Galactic Hunt igures, Target getting in the Skirmish in the Senate Battle Pack and Titanium Figures, but now Toys-R-Us put out the Clone Wars painted Gunship! It rang up at $44.99 and the number on the receipt is this SW CLONE WARSGUNSHIP 653569157168. No TRU Clone Battle Packs yet to be found. Happy Hunting!".

david@sandtroopers.com



Posted by: dustrho | 27 April 2006 | 22:27 EDT
Collections Update: Ralph Usher's Collection Added!
Collections Update: Ralph Usher's Collection Added!A lot of Star Wars collectors out there like Darth Vader. Who doesn't, right? Well, this trooper definitely likes the man in black, as you can easily tell that it's his main collecting focus. Ralph Usher has sent us several photos of his collection, from a lifesize cardboard Darth Vader to the Rubies Darth Vader replica helmet. It's fair to say that the Force is strong with this one! Check out the seven pictures of his collection here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2006 | 22:12 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: About Freakin' Time Hasbro!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with our first review from the new Vintage Style figures from the Saga Collection with Luke Skywalker - X-Wing Pilot. Well it's only taken nearly three decades but I think we've finally got it right! Does this mean we'll never see Luke X-Wing again? Probably not but until then find out why these figures are worth the extra money. Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2006 | 22:10 EDT

Star Wars: A small shipment of Wave 4 figures has arrived including more Galactic Hunt Boba Fett and Snowtrooper. A variety of Titanium ships are also in stock for around $5. The Darth Vader Mini Saber has also arrived.

GTA III Kubricks: Sorry, these are from the days before the infamous Hot Coffee episode when GTA was innocent fun. This cool Kubrick set of 5 from Medicom is available for $44.99!

Marvel Busts & Statues: The new Dr. Octopus Bust and Vindicator Busts are each in stock at $41.99 - both are nicely done. The Marvel Milestones Nick Fury Statue has also arrived - priced at $164.99

HALO 2 Series 7: Limited stock is available for the latest wave of Halo Figures. The manufacturer limited production to only the initial advance orders placed, so there won't be a ton of these to go around. Cyan Spartan, Heretic Elite, Prophet of Truth, and Sets of 4 area available now.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week including: Interactive R2-D2, Scale Slave I, Rancor and Handler Statue and much more.

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Posted by: dustrho | 27 April 2006 | 22:01 EDT
Sandtrooper Boba Binks Reports: NEW Titanium Figs Found!
Sandtrooper Boba Binks Reports: NEW Titanium Figs Found!"Today on my way home I made a stop at the Southport Road and I65 Target store (Indianapolis) after some reliable information came my way about the store having finished their reset. On the shelf there were about eight Skirmish in the Senate Battle Packs, the SAGA boxed Obi-Wan Kenobi Starfighter, General Grievous Wheel Bike, and Droid Fighter, lots of the new Vintage figures, and many Geonosis figures warming the pegs. Then I saw the latest wave of Titanium Figures. Well at least the Bossk. I asked a lady who was nearby if they had any more. After she read the tag on the shelf and talked to someone on the radio a gentleman came out with a fresh case of the new Titanium Figures. The case that was brought out contains X1 Darth Vader (painted), X1 Boba Fett (painted), X1 Bossk (painted), and X1 Sandtrooper (painted). The DPCI# on my receipt for the Titanium Figures is 087-06-1622 at $14.99 each. Check out the picture of my score here!"

david@sandtroopers.com



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2006 | 21:58 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Dan Reports: First time on Report!
“First time emailing you guys but I read you all the time.... Used the DCPI numbers found at this site at a Target in Fresno CA yesterday. Scored the General Grievous and new vintage figs. The employee looked them up for me and then said " I not going to ask if these are collectibles... so I'll just bring them out and you take what you want to buy while I’m down this other aisle working." They did not have Skirmish at the Senate in yet though... Wal-Mart in Fresno also has vintage figs out too, but most are already picked over. Both Target and Wal-Mart vintage figs were heat-sealed. Hoping to get skirmish in the senate battle pack this weekend. Saw one at a collectibles store looks heck of good.”

danb@clearwire.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2006 | 23:39 EDT
Update from Sideshow: Darth Vader - Sith Apprentice
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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2006 | 23:35 EDT
    Sandtrooper Eric Reports:
    “I visited the Cahokia, IL Wal-Mart. They were fully stocked and I left the pegs full of UGH figures, Commander Codys and every other figure from wave 4. I am broke and have them all already. So if you were having trouble finding, don't give up hope yet!”

    knox-leavitt1@charter.net


    Posted by: dustrho | 25 April 2006 | 21:30 EDT
    UPDATED! Latest Newsletter from r2dtoys.com
    Yes these hot items are shipping now!

    Sideshow Collectibles:
    12" Luke Jedi
    1/4 Scale Statue OBI-WAN KENOBI (Limited Edition)

    Lucas Family Collector Set £29 / $50 / 41 Euro

    All 5 x Vintage Figures Saga 2006 £55 / $96 / 78 Euro
    (individual figures will be sold separately at a later date, for now we are only selling in sets).

    Also in stock...
    Demise of General Grievous
    Wave 4 saga 2006 with Cody
    Waves 1-3 (except Scorch, Power Droid and Barada)
    Skirmish at the Senate UGH battle pack Target Exclusive

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 15:09 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here is my report for northern Lake County, IL today:

    Target (Waukegan, IL): “has 2 Demise of Grievous figures, but the bubbles on the clamshells are crushed. They also have Titanium figures marked down to $10.48, but this is only in Waukegan. There's also the same Hoth & Geonosis pegwarmers.

    Target (Gurnee, IL) “has the Coruscant wave minus Commander Cody. There's also lots of Darth Vaders warming their pegs.

    Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL): “has the Titanium vehicle 5-packs with the silver Death Star on an end cap. That's all for now. Later.”

    wrightcombo@juno.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 15:08 EDT
    Sandtrooper Matt Reports:
    “Those who are looking for the Demise of Grievous in the Chicago area can find a freshly opened case at the Target on Rand and Thomas in Mt. Prospect. I was fortunate enough to grab 1, as an employee was cracking open the case. That was at around 10:00 am this morning.”

    mattmasten@comcast.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 15:08 EDT
    Sandtrooper Drizzit Reports:
    “I don't post often, but I had to let you know that I found the Target Exclusives out on the shelf this morning at the Delafield Target in Wisconsin. Hopefully this helps fellow Troopers out. Good Huntin'!”

    j-jakab@sbcglobal.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 10:58 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedichirp Reports:
    Leavin' the Jawa Trailer Park!“Good Morning Troops. Just did my toy run to the Greenwood Wal-Mart in Indy. Not much to speak of. They did have the new Han and Greedo and some other peg warmers. On the end cap were plenty of the 5-pack Titanium series vehicles of AT-AT, Death Star, Vader’s TIE Fighter, Star Destroyer, and Imperial Shuttle. Also, for you collectors of the Galactic Heroes figs, they had the “newer” Emperor/Shock Trooper and the Speeder Bike packs and a few other ones that are becoming more readily available. Good luck in you searches…United We Find!”

    chad.mcdonald@sbcglobal.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 9:46 EDT
    Sandtrooper Pete Windu Reports:
    “Wow! Things are going great and we have received a nice amount of entries to date! We have also gotten a bunch of requests asking for a little more time to take all those pictures and since we are not ones to turn away the possibility of creating an even larger library of Visual Guides we have decided to extend the deadline! Now...instead of needing to have all your entries in by April 30, we’ll give you 9 extra days…Until May 9! That’ll give you a whole extra weekend to take pictures and some extra time to organize them and send them in!

    So what are you waiting for? Grab that camera, brush up on the photo taking tips, check the "VG Needs" list on the contest page and start taking pictures. Everyone has a chance to come away with prizes whether you send in 1 or 100 entries...and with things like an MR LE Han Solo Blaster, Gentle Giant Luke & Tauntaun statue, Autographs, Convention Exclusives and more this is one exciting contest! Thanks to everyone who has sent in images already and good luck to everyone in the prize draw!”

    pete@jeditemplearchives.com

    If any of you Troopers can give some back-up to Master Windu and friends it would be greatly appreciated.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 0:20 EDT
    Service Call: Congrats to Sandtrooper Dustrho
    Celebrating two years of service to the Sandtroopers.com core team is our own S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier dustrho! I just can’t believe how much time flies when you are having fun, and I can’t tell you all what a privilege it’s been to work with him these past two years. One of my duties at this website has always been to scout for new talent that can help move us forward in our war. There is no doubt in my mind no staff member has come in and made the impact that dustrho has in such little time. We can only look forward to the bright future and much like a chain-gun if you keep feeding him ammo, he’ll keep firing away! Never a loss for words dustrho has prepared a statement and a small account of his mission that is only beginning!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 0:06 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #355

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    We have posted our latest Newsletter #355. The April Bargain Hunt continues all month long and this week we are featuring the Gentle Giant Darth Maul and Luke on Tauntaun statues as well as the Sideshow 12-inch Jedi Luke Skywalker and ¼ Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Premium Format. We have lowered prices on the VOTC Stormtrooper, Holographic Emperor and Mace Windu or Darth Vader F/X Lightsabers. Just added this week are the new Saga Jedi Starfighters. We are also accepting pre-orders on Saga Figures, Master Replicas scaled blasters and the Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 0:05 EDT
    Sandtrooper Newfiend Reports:
    “Hey Troops it’s been awhile since I wrote in so I thought I would drop a line, not too much new out here yet in New Hampshire. We haven’t seen any Skirmish Battlepacks, Grievous Demise, or VTSC Figures yet on the pegs. I did however score myself a case of VTSC figures from the back room of our local Keene Target store with the DCPI #’s listed here. And for that thank you! These are awesome figures. I did get the heat-sealed clamshells though. If anyone has a MIMP set that is taped shut instead of heat-sealed and wants to trade for them please contact me. I would like a set that is taped shut but complete so I can send in for my George Lucas exclusive figure and not destroy the clamshells.” For the entire report click here.

    newfiend@adelphia.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2006 | 0:02 EDT
    Sandtroopette Lisette Reports:
    “Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. I was able to score the Grievous figure at Target today. The employee in Target who has been helping me was only able to bring out one item at a time so I decided to go for the Grievous figure first. Tomorrow I'll try getting the Skirmish set. I have an extra Grievous figure if anyone is interested. I'm hoping to trade for the Luke and Leia Twin set. If anyone is interested, please email me.”

    joelise13@earthlink.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2006 | 22:13 EDT
    Update to Images Section: VTSC Wave I
    Hey Troops, I have updated our Images Section with the first five figures from the Vintage Saga Collection. You really can't go wrong with these amazing figures, the George Lucas mail-away is merely icing on the cake. The detail, articulation and trip down memory lane are well worth the slightly inflated price.



    `06|#XX Biker Scout™ with Blaster Pistol
    `06|#XX Greedo™ with Blaster Pistol
    `06|#XX Han Solo™ with Blaster Pistol
    `06|#XX Luke Skywalker™ in X-Wing Gear
    `06|#XX Sand People™ with Gaderffi Stick & Sniper Rifle




    Posted by: Julian | 23 April 2006 | 17:56 EDT
    Update to Star Tours Guide: Wave 4
    Scheduled to be released sometime in 2004, Star Tours Wave 4 the latest set of droids from the 19 year old motion simulator ride, was pushed back and long delayed, actually showing up first at MGM Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida in mid 2005, a year after loose painted shots of the odd trio of droids first appeared on the web.

    We invite you to take a close up look at what perhaps could be the final wave of Star Tours droids coming from the House of Mouse. Enjoy the ride!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2006 | 17:55 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jimmy Reports: Upset in NY!
    “Don't normally write in, but at the Target in Poughkeepsie NY someone had used an exacto knife to open some of the Vintage remakes and get out the proof of purchases. Really sucks because I haven't found these yet, but left them on the shelf. I can't believe the insolence of some of these people...especially since they usually "claim" to be fellow collectors. They're really scalpers and cheapskates.”

    Jimmy1236@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2006 | 17:54 EDT
    Skirmish at the Senate: Now LIVE!
    A little more Skirmish!Hey troopers! Fellow staff member Boba Binks has put together another new image guide of the Skirmish at the Senate Battlepack. With the Jedi Temple Assault returning to stores, will collectors now spend their hard earned money on this new set? Anyway, be sure to check out the full review and the images of the latest Target Exclusive.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2006 | 15:52 EDT
    Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
    The First Lady of ST.com!“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. The Jedi Temple and Throne Room Battle Packs have shown up again at K-mart but at the whopping price of $29.99. (Ouch) The new Titanium Gift Pack with the raw metal Death Star are showing up at Wal-Mart. If you into the Titanium Battlestar Galactica ships, they are showing up at both Wal-Mart and Target. My last find for the week was the regular Titanium Bossk and Sandtrooper figs at Target. I am still in need of three UGH figs-Cody, Scorch, and AT-AT Driver. I have a Jedi Temple, Throne Room, and Skirmish in the Senate Battle Packs for trade. If interested, please email me. Thanks and Happy Hunting!”

    theloneswlady@adelphia.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2006 | 15:51 EDT
    Sandtrooper Barve Reports:
    “Well this is my fist report so I hope it goes through. Hey Sandtrooper Barve reporting and Scalpers have hit Moberly Missouri's Wal-Mart! Unfortunately I didn't catch them in time and they wrecked everything on the pegs! So keep an eye out especially since the Coruscant Wav has finally gotten here. So be sure to check out stores in Moberly, Columbia, and Jefferson City. That's it for now. United We Find.”

    mostaceys@sbcglobal.net


    Posted by: dustrho | 23 April 2006 | 15:18 EDT
    Sandwatch Update: Spudtrooper Guide Added!
    Even though I'm just a potato, it doesn't mean I can't kick your butt!Hey troopers! Fellow staff member Boba Binks has put together a new image guide of the Spudtrooper. Because the Darth Tater turned out to be so successful, one could only have imagined that another tater character would have been designed. The Spudtrooper is a great looking piece to add to anyone's collection, and what would really be cool is if someone were to customize this into a sandy Spudtrooper figure (with pauldron, BlasTech T-21 gun, and possibly even a dewback!). Who's up for the challenge? Anyway, be sure to check out the full review and the images of this little spud here.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 23:36 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Master Vos has moved the Troops South!
    Vos with the Boss!It was a bright sunny day in the Midwest, a great day for travel. I headed south and covered a lot of ground. The town of Glendale Heights was quite a ride but hanging out with the model for Quinlan Vos and securing the March Trooper of the Month prize was worth coming out for. I'm looking forward to reading my new copy of Star Wars: Clone Wars: Volume 8, The Last Siege, the Final Truth trade paperback. However duty called and play time with Master Vos was cut short by the ultimate mercy mission. For more check out the details from my mission today! United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 22:43 EDT

    Luke on Tauntaun Statue: Another excellent statue from Gentle Giant, we have this one listed $15 below the MSRP at $149.99 - it stands around 11" tall and is limited to 4000 pieces worldwide.

    .45 Scale Sabers: The ever-popular Trio Display stand, which holds any 3 of your favorite mini-sabers is back in stock for $18.99. The new Luke Episode V mini saber has also just arrived.

    Corpse Bride Statue: More high-end sculpture from Gentle Giant, this statue stands nearly a foot tall and is limited to only 1500 pieces. We have it listed $25 below the MSRP.

    Batman Black & White: Hellboy creator Mike Mignola gets his take of Batman immortalized in B&W with this new statue from DC Direct for $49.99.

    Transformer Accessories: The Unicron Stand and Energy Cubes have both just been restocked - $15.99 and $22.99 respectively.

    Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week including: Scaled Blasters from Master Replicas, Cantina Bookend Set, Rancor and Handler Statue and much more.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 22:09 EDT
    Sandtrooper Mitsu Reports:
    Activate worldwide Attention!Sandtrooper Mitsu of Hyperspace Japan.com has sent images of the New release Star Wars Attakus General Grievous Japanese Edition. Blister Exclusive in Japan. This stunning likeness is limited to each 200 pieces. Thanks again to Mitsu for the link to all of the images. I'm looking forward to quite a bit of what is to come from Attakus this year!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 21:58 EDT
    Sandtroopette Lisette Reports:
    East Coast Patrol“Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. Using the DCPI #, I was able to get a set of the VTSC figures. The price scanner also showed that Demise Grievous and the Skirmish set was in stock, however, the Target employee who helped me suggested I come back tomorrow since a colleague who may or may not have been his supervisor made a big deal when he tried to help me. He was able to hook me up with the VTSC figures and suggested I drop by when she is not around. I'm going to try tomorrow for my Grievous figure and the Skirmish set. Hopefully I'll be a proud owner of these things tomorrow.”

    joelise13@earthlink.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 20:44 EDT
    Update from Action-HQ:
    Action-HQ.com - bringing the Best to you FIRST with the new Star Wars Magnets Series 3 and Hobby Japan Figure Guide Book. Pre-Order Star Wars Greatest Hits Set of 12, New Hoth Unleashed Battle Packs, Lucas Family Collectors' Set & Many More!

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    Kotobukiya Set of 8 Character Magnets
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    Kotobukiya Magnets
    Kubricks Series 6
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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 20:43 EDT
    Sandtrooper Brooks Reports:
    “Sandtrooper Brooks reporting in on Indianapolis North East. First, as of Saturday 4-22 night, tons of VTSC in stock on at an end cap at the Wal-Mart in Noblesville of 37! Otherwise the Noblesville Meijer and Castleton Target has zero on anything. Happy Hunting.”

    brooksr@flashmail.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 20:29 EDT
    Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
    “After a month of absolutely nothing, I went out this morning to Target and used the DCPI #'s and low and behold they had the Skirmish in the Senate Battle Pack and the VTSC figures in the back in unopened cases. The guy working in toys was so nice and didn't hesitate to look up the # and go back and bring them out to me. When I was leaving he was putting the rest on the shelf. They didn't have the Demise of Grievous figures though.”

    Movieguy11a@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 20:29 EDT
    Update from K & C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles has received a lot of new Star Wars items this week. Make sure to also check out our Pre-Orders that have a April 23, 2006 deadline.

    New Exclusive Figures:
    Demise of Grievous

    New Titanium:
    Titanium Gift Set #4
    Republic Gunship Clone Wars
    Snowspeeder – Ultra
    X-Wing Fighter – Ultra
    Republic Gunship - Ultra

    New Titanium Figures
    Bossk
    Sandtrooper
    New Battle Packs
    Skirmish in the Senate
    Jedi Temple Assault
    Imperial Throne Room

    New Vintage Style:
    Luke Skywalker – X-wing pilot
    Sand People
    Greedo
    Biker Scout
    Han Solo


    click to enter



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2006 | 20:28 EDT
    Sandtrooper Rojohero Reports:
    “Hey Troops! Here in Houston the figures have been hit or miss. I know why. The "Hotwheels Guys” have been buying up all the exclusives or hiding them around the store. Truly making it a Galactic Hunt. UGH. No longer do you have to check the pegs, but know you have to the bottom shelf, top shelf, and sporting goods, or house wares. UGH. Anyway. It truly is a Skirmish in the Target and a Demise of collecting. UGH! It sickens me that people will do the old switcheroo with the VSTC for the Lucas Figure. It brings out the ugliness in people. Why Hasbro Why? And then next month these will all be peg warmers. And to think people are like this over a Silver Sticker. UGH. Happy Hunting. Now in your Frozen Food Aisle. General Grievous.”

    rojohero@yahoo.com


    Posted by: dustrho | 21 April 2006 | 23:13 EDT
    Collections Update: SITHLORD77's Collection Added!
    Collections Update: SITHLORD77's Collection Added!Hey troopers! We have received another set of photos to add to the Collections section, and the newest collection belongs to SITHLORD77. It's pretty easy to say that he cares to go after the more high-ticket items like those from Master Replicas, but there's nothing wrong with that. What stands out in his collection (to me anyway) is that large Imperial logo next to the 12" Gamorrean Guard on the top of a display case. I think I've seen those on eBay before, but it's a really nice and unique item to have in a collection. Thanks for sending us the photos of your Star Wars collection!



    Posted by: dustrho | 21 April 2006 | 20:33 EDT
    Visual Guides: Gentle Giant Section Updated
    Emperor Palpatine About to Go Something-Something!Fellow staff member Boba Binks has sent us a new image that has been added to the Gentle Giant Mini-Busts section with the latest addition of Emperor Palpatine. This has to be one of the most beautifully sculpted busts that's come out of Gentle Giant, because this looks dead on! Be sure to check out the image of it and all the others along with it!



    Posted by: dustrho | 21 April 2006 | 20:26 EDT
    Collections Update: Don Floyd's Collection Added!
    Collections Update: Don Floyd's CollectionAttention all troopers! Don Floyd (aka ANGRYEAGLE911 in the forums) has sent us five photos of his Star Wars collection, and let me tell you this trooper knows how to keep things very well organized. It's hard for me to choose one thing that I like most about his collection, but if I had to choose one I really like that mosaic painting of Darth Vader that's hanging above his computer desk. He has the same Darth Vader calendar (right next to that painting) that I have hanging in my cubicle at work. Very nice! Thanks for the photos Don, and you can check them all out here.



    Posted by: dustrho | 21 April 2006 | 20:19 EDT
    Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
    We have started shipping the Luke on Tauntaun statue, and the Emperor Palpatine bust from Gentle Giant. The price has been REDUCED to just £99 for the Luke on Tauntaun following a discount from our suppliers ! So enjoy this great piece at an even lower price. LIMITED STOCK REMAINS!

    Other Items in Stock:
    Skirmish in the Senate Battle Pack
    Remote Control R2-Q5 and R4-P17 (Tomy Japan)
    Target`s exclusive Demise of General Grievous
    Utapau Shadow Trooper (normally £14, now just £10!)

    Master Replicas:
    Master Replicas has announced delays to its helmet productions, this will affect pre-order ship dates, MR will keep us all informed through their website.

    Pre-Orders:
    Sideshow General Grievous Statue (available May)

    - Click to Enter r2dtoys -



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2006 | 18:08 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth2525 Reports:
    “Darth2525 reporting in from Central Wisconsin. There has been very little to report in this area as of late. Mostly frustration with the UGH figures. The Stevens Point Wal-Mart put out a nice isle display of waves 1-4 figures, from the display one could count that there should have been 48 figures, but 8 were missing, I would guess the 8 were all UGH. The Stevens Point and Marshfield Targets both showed VTSC in stock, but both clerks refused to bring them out. With my head hung low I wondered into the Stevens Point SHOPKO, and to my amazement, there were 5 VTSC figures on the pegs, one of each, and priced at $9.99. Even better, the packages were not heat sealed so I was able to slice the sides to slip out the certificate and stickers for the mail in offer without damaging the shells for my display. As everyone else is reporting, it is the Luke and Biker Scout that are the gems of this set, if not for the mail in offer I would have had a hard time buying the other three.”

    Todd.Weiler@storaenso.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2006 | 18:08 EDT
    Sandtrooper Sam Reports:
    “Sandtooper Sam here with an update from the far west suburbs of Chicago. I found the VTSC figures at the Target in Plainfield, IL today thanks to the help of a wonderful bulls-eye employee (and all of the great troopers who provided the DCPI #) who spent ten minutes hunting down the figures in the back for me. They only had one case of five, so I lucked out. On a secondary note, I have two unopened early bird sets to trade. I'm in need of the separation of the twins and the Target exclusive clone trooper. Anyone who can help can reach me at please email me. United We Find!”

    samb150@comcast.net


    Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 21 April 2006 | 15:07 EDT
    Sandtrooper Sith Scholar Reports:
    Class is in session, suckers!“Well, it appears another dry spell has fallen upon Northwest Indiana. Only one find worth noting this week, and it was the VTSC figures found at Wal-Mart in Schererville on Wednesday night. Picked up the X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker and Biker Scout, but decided to wait on the rest. The best part was, the two were taped, not heat sealed, making me a very happy carded collector! The UGH figs seem to have come and gone so quickly, there is no sight of them anywhere. In fact, if anyone has an extra UGH Scorch they are willing to part with, I will be happy to find him a home where he can run and play! On other fronts, no sightings of the Demise of General Grievous or the Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack exclusives from Target, neither on the shelves, nor in their stockrooms. Hoping to find these in the next week, otherwise I will need to depend on our loyal Troopers here in our forum for help. Until next time, continue your missions against scalper scum. Transmission out.”

    pat@sandtroopers.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 20:54 EDT
    Update to Trash Scene Guide: Prototypes accquirred
    Desert Rat is all that and we sho' nuff got his back chumps!Hey Troopers, we have a mini-update to the Trash Scene Guide that was prepared by our own Desert Rat quite some time ago. Added to the guide are images of the Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Prototypes that were used to create the siblings for the two separate sets. I picked these up on Ebay and we felt it couldn't hurt to add more fuel to the fire. Also hot off the heels of my Star Tours mission, we should be adding Wave 4 to the Star Tours guide very soon!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 18:38 EDT
    Sandtrooper Steven Reports:
    Proud as One!“Today, I want to Wal-Mart and they had shelf displays of the VTSC. They were priced at $9.96 vs. Target at $11.99. Anyway, I noticed that the clamshells were taped, not heat-sealed. I'd say that 75% of the figs in the displays (5 displays, 10 figs per display) had tape while the remaining 25% had heat seals. I tried cutting the POP out of a Heat Sealed package, very tough. However, I can now buy 5 figs cut the clamshells open, remove the POP, then have the figures to display on the walls in non-mangled clam-shells.”

    slavefett1@comcast.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 18:38 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedisearch Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Tactical Ops“The end cap at the Hurstbourne Wal-Mart was full of VTSC figures. I haven't seen that many figures in one place since the March madness thing right before ROTS opened. It was great to see so many figures available. I can relax now that I have my VTSC Scout Trooper!”

    stephen@armbrust.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 18:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Dom Reports:
    Seasoned Vet!“Well, I finally had some luck out here in Southern Cali after a few months of nothing. I recently came across the Demise of Grievous figure from my local Menifee Target. There were 4 left on the shelf after I got mine, and when I went back the following morning, they were gone. I have been checking their system every day for the past two weeks and nothing. Still looking for the Skirmish in the Senate as well. This morning, I decided to run by the Murrieta Wal-Mart and found a semi jackpot. They finally had the Coruscant wave and all figures were there with the exception of Cody and any UGH figures that may have been there. I am glad I went when I did. I still need the Cody though (probably the best in this wave). I think I am going to pass on all the UGH figures. Not only are they hard to come by, but also the only difference is a foil strip on the card and a sticker? Geez, what a ploy! How does anyone not feel like they are getting jacked? I also saw the VOTC figs, and a lot of those at that at Wal-Mart Monday. All were there except the Biker Scout, and were sold out the following day. I passed, not impressed at all. Never got into the VOTC figs. I will probably get the George Lucas figure from ebay. Probably a lot cheaper to do it that way, especially since I am not an opener. Bobafred: I may need your help on the Cody. I will keep you posted! Anyways, good luck everyone.”

    chicanodom@msn.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 18:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper JediMCor Reports:
    “My local area is pretty dead at 3 Wal-Mart’s, KB Toys, and 2 Kmart’s. TRU was the only toy store that had the new action figure wave, only I didn't get the holographic Ki Adi Mundi. Transformer wave is now showing, but nothing else new. I am all caught up with the action figures except for Ki Adi. Is there a Fellow Sandtrooper going to San Diego Comic Con? I would very much like to have 2 501st Legion Stormtroopers if somebody can get them for me. I want to say Thanks to Scalperhunter1 for sending me the Target Lava Reflect Figure that I never bought last year. Also next May or June I will be selling or trading my older action figures prior to Episode some doubles from EP1 - EP3. Just to make room for the new figures and the wife wants me to down size too.”

    SalvaginR@Corning.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2006 | 18:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper Gene Reports:
    “Good Evening Troopers, I stopped at the Wal-Mart in Highland, CA. and they had four shelves of the Vintage figures, Tusken Raiders, scout trooper, Han Solo, Luke, and Greedo. They also had the new Titanium ships with the silver Death Star. They had plenty of every figure and that was around 4pm, so all of you who haven't found them and live close by, Go get em! Good Luck, Hope there's still plenty left!”

    gene.holt@verizon.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2006 | 19:12 EDT
    501st Trooper at Hasbro Booth!
    Giving Props! Thanks Hasbro!Finally it can be revealed! Hasbro is making a 501st Legion action figure to be sold exclusively at the Hasbro booth at the San Diego Comic Con. The figure will have "501st Legion" printed on its chest and include a 501st Legion fabric banner (click picture to enlarge). What the figure doesn't show is the packaging. We're assuming they haven't changed the design that will include a special trading card, using the 501st trading card artwork, that is removable without opening the package so you can insert your own trading card. It will only be available at the SDCC Hasbro booth for $15.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2006 | 18:52 EDT
    Update from Star Wars Shop.com: Shadow Stormtrooper NOW available!
    Thanks Pete!Our S.C.A.L.P. Recon team has informed us the Dark Stormtrooper is now available at StarWarsShop.com with a limit of 5 per customer. So maybe there is one less reason to run off to Sand Diego this summer! Thanks to forum member Peter Shorrock! In addition to his amazing custom work, it's great to see another member of our ground forces stepping up to the plate! United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2006 | 13:28 EDT
    Update from Star Wars Hyperspace:
    None of the AboveI received an email from Star Wars Hyperspace it says: Get one of the most exclusive items of Star Wars apparel ever created. Original art from Webstrip Artist Tom Hodges featuring Aurra Sing and Bossk! This T-shirt was created exclusively for the Official Star Wars Fan Club recruitment contest. It will not be available for purchase. There is only one way to get your hands on this rare collectible: participate in the Official Star Wars Recruitment contest and recruit two members to the Official Star Wars Fan Club. You have until May 15th to collect your Bounty and earn your piece of Star Wars history. Renewals count as well add your own and you are halfway there! I’m hoping to obtain one of these myself to use as a Trooper of the Month prize, if anyone is interested in helping out in this cause drop me a line. Make sure to read the Official Rules and click the photo to take you to enlist in the Official Star Wars Fan club!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2006 | 13:28 EDT
    Sandtrooper Vampirexxi Reports:
    “Looks like Easter weekend screwed up Target's delivery dates - I found only 2 or 3 regular figures on the pegs. In Ames, IA, Ankeny, IA, and a few in Colorado Springs, CO, the Demise figures are showing up in the system in the back room, but all of them tell me they won't be put out on the shelves until 4/30/06 when the Sunday add comes out. I'm going to check a few targets I'm my neck of the country and see if they act the same.”

    vampirexxi@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2006 | 13:27 EDT
    Sandtrooper Starfox Reports:
    Real Men wear Pink!“Good news from the great state of Texas! At the Target in Killeen I scored both the Senate Battlepack and the Target Exclusive General Grievous. They also have marked down their Titanium figures down to $10.48, so I grabbed the colored version of Boba Fett. Speaking of titanium figures, the Killeen Wal-Mart was reported to have received the new Sandtrooper titanium figure, but the packaging is all crushed. Also at Wal-Mart are the new VTSC figures in large quantities and only priced at $9.96 vs. the higher Target prices, and the entire clamshell cases were heat-sealed. KB Toys had the Coruscant wave and I was able to score an UGH Cody! And Kmart’s sale of 2 figures for $10 was a total washout; all they had all week was a few ROTS pegwarmers and Bib Fortuna's, Yuk! TRU here has been a joke for a long time now, no wonder they are having so much difficulties, they never have new stuff out. Well, that's all from Central Texas, Starfox signing out...”

    starfox@hot.rr.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2006 | 16:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here is my report for northern Lake County, IL today:

    Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL) “has the new UGH VOTC figures. There were 3 Lukes, 3 Hans, 3 Greedos, & 3 Tusken Raiders. All the Biker Scouts were gone. They were on a shelf display between the toy section & gardening section next to the lightsaber display due to lack of space in the Star Wars aisle.

    Target (Gurnee, IL): “has the whole Coruscant wave in stock minus Galactic Hunts. Other than that Gurnee, IL didn't have much to offer. Until next time Troopers!”

    wrightcombo@juno.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2006 | 16:05 EDT
    Sandtrooper Hothchad Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Elite Forces“HothChad from Minnesota. Just to let the troopers know that the Target Grievous figure has showed up here in MN. It's still in back, you'll have to use the DCPI to request it. The VTSC figures have also showed up at the Targets, haven't seen any at Wal-Mart yet. The Target battlepack is in the system, but is not in the back yet, it should be soon since it seems like April 30th is going to be a big release for Target. HothChad Out!”

    chadbarb@sherbtel.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2006 | 16:05 EDT
    Sandtroopette Donna A. Reports:
    “Hey Sandtroopers rock! I went my local Ventura County Target at night just to “see” what they had. Then I remembered that I had top-secret DPCI numbers in my pocket I had been given by my troopers. So I asked a “healthy Target chick if she had these items “vintage collection” And if she could just check for me if they were in stock. She entered the numbers in top the ”LRT” and said “Yeah you want some” and she brought out cases of the loot! Man you info was vital to my success!! Truly together we will smash scalpers. I cannot reveal my source but I will try to acquire what I can and sell the surplus to my fellow troopers. I’ll keep you posted. To all my boys in the galaxy keep it up Troops!”

    graphics@oxnardsd.org


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2006 | 16:04 EDT
    Sandtrooper Paul Reports:
    “Hey Troopers, Palm Beach County, FL is finally starting to see wave 4. For the past month, I have jealously been reading the great reports from troopers all over the north about finding Wave 4 figures and it's really nice to hear that collectors will purchase additional figures and hold them for other troopers. We down here in south Florida have seen nothing for quite a while until the past three days. My local Target, Wal-Mart and even Kmart have suddenly flooded the pegs with new Wave 4 figures, some hard-to-find Scorch and Clone Troopers, and even (I still don't believe it) some UGH figures. Any readers in the Palm Beach area should hit Northlake Target or Indiantown Wal-Mart as soon as possible for some good finds. It has been great to read all the reports from troopers across the country and keep up the good work!”

    paul@grtadservices.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2006 | 21:49 EDT
    Force of the Bay: Move on to the Next!
    I have never been one to duck and run for cover, it's time once again to survey the bay to see what I could dig up for our amusement. The little things that slipped in the cracks of the couch that went out when your house flooded. Maybe that magazine you used to read while your Mom took three hours in the grocery store. It’s all there, just as you remember. Things that were on your bedroom wall, things you couldn’t find at all, now is within your reach. You can find some of the cooler items but watch out for hefty shipping costs that will affect the overall price. You may want to start that crusade you’ve thought about forever, there is nothing like peer pressure. Come on, all the cool Troops are doing it. However the first time is nowhere close to free, but definitely priceless. You’ll find another avenue to spend money on in this hobby, which has no end in sight. There are so many different oddities, you only wish they could speak! If you get an extra 150k plus dollars freed up, I couldn’t think of a finer S.C.A.L.P. recon vehicle than this! Remember Sandtroopers.com neither endorses nor authenticates any of the items featured here. Good luck to you Troopers in your searches, Kick A$# and take names!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2006 | 18:38 EDT
    Sandtrooper Joe Reports:
    “Sad news to report, I went for a toy run at the local Target in Pembroke Pines FL, as I made my way to the Star Wars section I notice on the pegs waiting for me 3 Vintage figs with the hot seal clamshell: Greedo, Luke and Solo, to my surprise and disbelief I noticed something wrong with my Greedo and Luke they had been surgically cut on the edge of the clamshell and had been replaced with G.I. Joe figures. Han Solo was still in his case but the mail in forms was not there. I reported this to a Target rep and they thanked me for the heads up. Keep your eyes open and check your figures before you buy them.”

    JMontealegre@metropcs.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2006 | 16:56 EDT
    Sandtrooper Mike Reports: Star Wars Fans Rule!
    “I've never written to you guys before so I don't know if this will post but here goes. I just tried using the DCPI numbers that I got off this site for the VOTC, Skirmish at the Senate, and Demise of Grievous and scored really big. I got a whole case of VOTC at the Avon, Ohio Target plus they just stocked the shelves with two fresh cases of figures so I picked up the UGH Cody and UGH AT-AT Driver. Then I drove over to the Elyria, Ohio Target and tried the DCPI again and picked up the skirmish in the senate plus UGH Anakin and UGH Obi-Wan from their freshly stocked shelves. What a day! All I need now is UGH Scorch and UGH Grievous. I have extra UGH Vader, UGH Snowtrooper, UGH Boba Fett, and UGH Han Solo for trade if anyone is interested. On a side note, if you look at the podium in the Skirmish at the Senate box, there is a sticker for the monitor that is written in aurebesh. I looked it up and it translates to Star Wars fans rule. Just thought I'd let you know. Good luck and May the force be with you all!”
    mfernandez1@comcast.net

    Welcome to Sandtroopers.com Mike!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2006 | 16:51 EDT
    Sandtrooper Kevin Reports: Stay on Target!
    S.C.A.L.P. Recon Patrol“I can confirm that the Boys action figure isle is set for revision the week of the 30th. At Target Keep in mind that this is NOT a street date merely the week it is supposed to be done. Some may do it early or later. That's to say if there is anything to put out with everyone using their mind tricks to get product early.”

    kmclark14@comcast.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2006 | 16:49 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth Pharoah Reports:
    Goes down Souf!“DarthPharaoh has been on the slow side. Took a trip to Darth Vegas’ neck of the woods and no luck on any front for me. Even the Star Wars slots didn’t pay off, oh well. As for back here in the ATL the VTSC wave has hit though I’m splitting a pre-ordered case with another local so I’m not really looking for these very hard. But they are here. On an odd note Kmart’s here have gotten in more Jedi Temple Assault Battlepacks but the cost seems to have gone up. 31.49 for it. I guess Kmart has gone scalper on us!! Glad I got these when they first came out. Also picked up the Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships. Pretty cool, even if they aren’t Star Wars. I just really like this line. I’m out for now. Drop 'em like they’re hot!”

    djohnson@internap.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2006 | 17:52 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
    “I used the DCPI and scored the new VOTC's yesterday Saturday the 15th. I got the Luke X-wing pilot, Sand People and the Scout Trooper. These are very nice figures. I didn't think much of Greedo and The Han Endor. Good luck to you Troopers on the hunt, United We Find!”

    c-ryan@mchsi.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2006 | 17:21 EDT
    Dewback Patrol Preview: Pittsburgh Toy & Comic Show
    Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of Pennsylvania Largest Toy Show has announced very exciting news about its upcoming July 29-30, 2006 Toy Show at the Pittsburgh Expomart - Monroeville. Nothing brings a crowd to an event like Star Wars celebrities. What really brings the biggest crowds are celebrities that make rare appearances. Show Promoter, Dominic Alessandria states they are very pleased to announce that they have signed Billy Dee Williams to appear at their upcoming convention. Billy Dee Williams is best know for his role as Lando Calrissian in the classic Star Wars movies, but also reached fame from other hits such as Brian's Song and Nighthawks. Mr. Alessandria goes on to say that while they are very excited about signing Mr. Williams, they are even more excited that he chose to come to this event since he limits his number of public appearances. For more on this event click here.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2006 | 17:12 EDT
    Sandtrooper Rod Reports:
    “Hi Rod from Northern VA. Today on a tip I checked out a couple of K Marts for the Jedi Temple Assault battle pack. Bingo, jackpot, there they were $29.62 and at 10% off. I only saw one of these the first time around. I picked up both sets to keep. Sorry no extras to trade. Have a nice Easter; they are starting to resurface again!”

    RDSTSMITH25@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2006 | 11:59 EDT
    Sandtrooper Boba Bix Reports:
    “Happy Easter Troopers! I was lucky enough to score the Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack at Target yesterday in Central Valley. They also had the VOTC figures, but the lady helping me said that they are not scheduled to go on sale until April 30th. I think I will try on another day to score these by pulling a Jedi mind trick on a different employee. Wal-Mart continues to be a bust where I live, and K-mart is a waste of time. I did pick up an extra Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack that I am looking to trade for some of the UGH figures (Cody, Scorch, Boba Fett), so please let me know if you are interested. Once again, Happy Easter, and Happy Hunting!”

    jbixby11@gmail.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2006 | 11:58 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth Vegas Reports:
    If you roll with ST, you're guaranteed 7 or 11 EVERYTIME!“Hey Troops, a Happy Easter to all. Sorry for the delay, I've had trouble with a nerve in my hand. It makes typing hard. Anyway, Wally world has the buy 5 get a George Lucas Stormtrooper series. Luke, Han, Greedo, Tusken and Biker Scout. I was surprised because they actually stocked the shelves full for a change. Haven't seen any Saga 06 figures past #30 and was wondering if anyone else has seen any? Hey those miniatures remote R2 Droids are sure cool. So far they have 3 different units out so give them a look. Besides that just normal recons and continued successes. Still can't wait for the upcoming animated series and the TV series to get going. I need Video! Well that's it for now!”

    tpinney2@cox.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 23:55 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: #23 Lushros Dofine
    Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with another new figure in the Saga Collection #023 Lushros Dofine - the Battle of Coruscant. With the heat of the Revenge of the Sith wave find out if Lushros Dofine is so fine! Is #23 scorin' like Jordan? The new figures keep coming but which way will the thumb turn? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 23:26 EDT
    Sandtrooper One Big K Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Veteran!“Interesting thing I found while searching on Walmart.com- the early bird figure kits are still for sale - looks like the certificate is valid till the end of the year. This paragraph is part of the description of the item - 29.96 Note: This package includes no action figures. Figures will be shipped when you redeem your certificate. Redemption date on certificate will say 11/30/05. Actual redemption date has been extended to the end of the year of 2006. I am looking for all of the UGH action figures except Solo, Obi-Wan and Anakin if any trooper can help me out email me please.”

    Onebigk@aol.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 18:17 EDT

    Saga Wave 6: We are selling wave 6 both as a set of 5 figures for $44.99, as well as singly with figures starting at $7.99 each. Wave 6 features a Death Star Gunner, Chief Chirpa, Moff Jerjerrod, C-3PO Ewok Diety, and Emperor Palpatine.

    Greatest Hits Wave 2: The next round of Greatest Hits figures includes the 501st Clonetrooper, AT-TE Gunner, Royal Guard, Several 'Sneak Preview' figures and more! The full set of 9 figures is available to preorder at $69.99.

    Attacktix: Transformers join the fray in the summer releases for Attacktix along with more all new Star Wars figures. No pictures yet, but there should be a lot of good additions to your army.

    Unleashed: The Battle Bases have just been listed and we now have nice images posted for every Unleashed Figure including the new Hoth wave.

    Also this week: Transformers Titanium, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and much more.

    - Click to Enter Big Bad Toy Store -



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 18:17 EDT
    Update from Master Replicas:
    Get Blasted!Raising the bar yet again, we’ve applied our acclaimed miniaturizing skills to create a new, incredible set of Star Wars collectibles: .33 Scaled Replica Blasters. Featuring the same unbelievable attention to detail as our renowned Limited Edition collectibles, but at one third of the size, each scaled replica comes complete with a prop story, Certificate of Authenticity and its own display stand and case! Click the photo to choose from Han Solo or Stormtrooper.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 17:48 EDT
    Update from Action-HQ:
    Action-HQ.com - bringing the Best to you first with the new Star Wars Titanium Bossk & Sand Trooper, Final Fantasy Play Arts & Trading Arts, Marvel Vignette Figures, Dragonball Z Gashapon, Evangelion Type-F, and much more!

    Now Available:
    Titanium Sandtrooper Figure
    Titanium Bossk Figure
    Set of 4 Titanium Figures
    Remote Control R4-P17
    Pre-Order:
    Wave 5 set of 8
    Kotobukiya Commander Bly
    Kotobukiya Magnets
    Kubricks Series 6

    visit Action-HQ below



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 17:46 EDT
    Sandtrooper Vampirexxi Reports:
    “I went back to ISU for 2 days to successfully defend my Master's Degree and stopped by some stores while I was there. I must have lucked out on the Targets because every employee I asked gladly checked the stockroom and let me look through the 1 or 2 cases not put out. I was able to find myself 7 UGH figures. (They seem to come in the same sets in each case -Boba Fett & Snowtrooper, Grievous & Scorch, Obi-Wan & Anakin - have other people been finding this too?) Anyways, I have the following extra UGH to trade - Snowtrooper x2 and Boba Fett. Also - was able to score a set of the VOTC figures. This surprised me - K-Mart had a 2 for $10 sale, and the employee scanned the figure, it told him exactly how many were in the store. It also told him when they were getting their next shipment of 5 cases. I know Target has the goods, but don't overlook K-mart.”

    vampirexxi@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 17:35 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #354

    - click above to enter -

    We have posted our latest Newsletter #354. This week we are offering Pre-order for the Master Replicas Boba Fett Blaster Signature Edition for $679.99! Also in stock and shipping are Sideshow Obi-Wan Kenobi 1/4 Scale Premium Format and Kubricks 2-inch Darth Vader. We have restocked a number of items including Star Wars Transformers, Revenge of the Sith, Evolutions, Holiday Ornaments and much more! Take advantage of our reduced prices in our April bargain hunt that lasts until April 30th, 2006.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2006 | 17:34 EDT
    Update from K & C Collectibles:
    Starting this Easter weekend K & C Collectibles is offering 15% Off all orders until Wednesday April 19th, 2006. The discount code is EASTER15. Your merchandise order must be $50 or more. The discount code is not valid on pre-orders or on orders already placed.

    New Saga Vintage Figures:
    Luke Skywalker – X-wing pilot
    Sand People
    Greedo
    Biker Scout
    Han Solo
    Pre-Order
    Boba Fett Maquette
    General Grievous Mini Bust
    Saga calendar
    Jedi Academy T-Shirt
    Sith Lord - T-Shirt
    Yoda Bandoda - T-Shirt


    click to enter



    Posted by: dustrho | 15 April 2006 | 11:27 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: CODCON Day 2 Extra Coverage
    Show no mercy!Hey troopers! Last weekend Darth Spice and I had the pleasure of attending the CODCON event at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, and we had presented to you two days worth of coverage. Well, I have now written my "little" report from the second day, which you can read here. As you can tell, the most fun that I had while hanging out over there was playing Star Wars Battlefront II against a guy who thought he could beat me while I was still wearing my sandtrooper armor. Thanks to Mary Walton for the pictures that she has generously allowed us to use for our coverage.



    Posted by: dustrho | 15 April 2006 | 10:59 EDT
    Collections Update: Jedi_Taurs' Collection
    Collections Update: Jedi_Taurs' CollectionAnother collection has been added to our Collection Section, and this collection comes all the way from the United Kingdom. Laura Goodrum (aka Jedi_Taurs) has submitted pictures of her very cool Star Wars collection, which consists of Kotobukiya figures, Master Replicas lightsabers, Hasbro action figures, and much more! I really like the Kotobukiya 501st clone trooper, but who could possibly not like that piece? Check out all the pictures her collection here.



    Posted by: dustrho | 14 April 2006 | 23:18 EDT
    Sandwatch: Cold-Cast Darth Vader Statue
    Sandwatch: Cold-Cast Darth Vader StatueFellow staff member Boba Binks has another update for the Sandwatch this evening, and his latest one involves Cinemascape's Cold-Cast Darth Vader statue. This stunning statue captures the early days of Darth Vader in his newly acquired armor, as he poses while standing on a steel grid that lies over a lava pit. Anything that has to do with Darth Vader is cool, and you know you want to get one of these for your collection! Check out the full report and images here.



    Posted by: dustrho | 14 April 2006 | 22:42 EDT
    Sandwatch: Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker
    Sandwatch: Sideshow Collectibles Luke SkywalkerFellow staff member Boba Binks and forum member jlcmsu have teamed up together to bring you an incredibly detailed review and image guide of Sideshow Collectible's 12" Luke Skywalker figure. The amount of detail and accuracy is unreal, and I'm starting to wonder why Sideshow didn't start taking this over much sooner then they did. Their work is superb, and even though I don't personally own any of these these are still great pieces to add to your collection. Check out the entire write-up and images for yourself here, and don't forget to share your opinions of Sideshow's 12" line in our forums.



    Posted by: dustrho | 14 April 2006 | 22:15 EDT
    Collections Update: Ryan Miller's Collection
    Collections Update: Ryan Miller's CollectionRyan Miller has sent us updated pictures of his Star Wars collection, and you can check them all out here. He has all sorts of great items in his collection, but I really like the "wall" of boxed Star Wars toys. It seems to be taking up the entire wall in what appears to be his living room! It's definitely a nice look versus the hanging carded figures that resemble wallpaper. Thanks for the updated photos Ryan!

    Also, if you would like to add your collection to our Collection Section, please send an email to dustrho@sandtroopers.com with your photos. Don't worry about the size or quality of them, because I'll be able to take care of that for you. There's no restriction to the number of photos, so feel free to send them all to us. Thanks!



    Posted by: dustrho | 14 April 2006 | 22:12 EDT
    Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
    R2dtoys.com has some great items in stock and arriving into stock next week, so please take a close look there are some hot items! You can check out all the great deals by clicking here. Thanks for looking!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2006 | 18:41 EDT
    Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
    We are now accepting pre-orders on Boba Fett SE blaster & vintage saga collection Biker Scout, Luke X-Wing, Han Trench coat, Sand People & Greedo figures. Obi-Wan 1/4 Sideshow statue in stock. Clearance on Anakin & Vader F/X sabers, ROTS Anakin LE saber, ROTS Darth Sidious LE saber. Episode I action fleets micro & more in stock. For more info click here.

    Click Here



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2006 | 18:41 EDT
    Update from StarWarsShop.com:
    This just in! Some of you have been waiting in great anticipation for the arrival of the new exclusive remote control astromech droid figures. Well, wait no more! Both R4-P17 and R2-Q5 are available now at StarWarsShop.com! These miniature remote control astromechs from Japan comes close to the scale of Hasbro's action figure versions, and include all the bells and whistles (literally!) that has made the astromech design a favorite among fans. As the official and exclusive U.S retailer for these collectibles, these will be hard to find elsewhere.


    StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2006 | 18:40 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedichirp Reports:
    “What’s up Troops? Jedichirp here in Indy. Hopefully you have all been finding some new figs for your collections. I have been out of town off and on for about a week and just did my first toy run since I have been home. I made a Wal-Mart stop in Greenwood and they had the Coruscant Wave minus the Scorch. 2 Clones were hanging on the pegs just waiting for a home. I then made my way to the Greenwood Target and had a great run there as well. They had the Coruscant Wave as well, however I also found 2 new Galactic Hunt figs. I picked up the GH Obi-Wan and Anakin. Very cool. Keep up the searches Troops and United We Find!”

    chad.mcdonald@sbcglobal.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2006 | 18:39 EDT
    Sandtrooper Don Reports:
    “Don reporting from Tampa Fl. Went to the Super Wal-Mart on Gunn hwy today and found tons of Clone Troopers and Cmdr. Cody. They weren't in the Isle with the action figures. They were on an end cap a couple of aisles over. They had most of the figures from that wave. I just couldn't believe how many Cody's were there. Had to be 8 to 10. No UGH though. Also saw the Battle star Galactica wave with the Titaniums. They were real cool. Had to pass this time as I had a cart full of Star Wars figures. 1 other thing, they had a ton and I do mean a ton of the titanium figures (Vader and Boba). I have a feeling these are going to warm the shelves for a long time. That's it from Tampa. The newer waves are finally hitting again, so keep looking! Good Luck fellow Troopers.”

    angryeagle911@msn.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2006 | 23:22 EDT
    Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Darth Vader Sith Apprentice!
    Sideshow Collectibles has dropped their latest newsletter where they have revealed the Sand Diego Comicon Exclusive Darth Vader Sith Apprentice! I'm sure this is one Darth Vader we would all like to add to our collections and Sideshow continues to be most impressive. For more check out the preview page.

    General Star Wars 12" Figures



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2006 | 22:55 EDT
    Trooper of the Month: "I will announce the Prize for April Now!"
    Don't play the Luke Skywalker role, GET INVOLVED!We're proud to announce the third prize for the Trooper of the Month rewards program. Sideshow Collectibles will send a standard edition Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker 12-inch figure to the Trooper voted in by YOU for the month of April! Be sure to read over, the terms and conditions and may the best Trooper win. This is no Jedi mind trick, Begin today. United We Find!



    Posted by: Jimsjedi | 13 April 2006 | 22:48 EDT
    Dark Horse Comics Giveaway:
    Hit up Sand Diego on Darkhorse!Do you want to go to the San Diego Comic Con this summer? Would you like your hotel for FREE? How about you airfare? How about $500 of spending cash? I hope by now you're saying yes! Head on over to Darkhorse.com and sign up for your chance to do just that as Dark Horse Comics (celebrating their 20th year) will set you up in style. There will also be 5 runner up prize packs given out as well. The contest ends on May 31st, but why wait until the last minute. Get over there and sign up now and maybe you can be the lucky winner.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2006 | 20:57 EDT
    Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
    The First Lady of ST.com!“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. Using the DCPI number, I was able to secure a case of the VTSC from Target. The Skirmish and the Grievous however were not in stock. Luckily, a fellow local collector did find the Skirmish Battle Pack at another Target and was able to pick one up for me. Wal-Mart and TRU have been a waste of time. Want to say "THANKS" to Idog76 for our recent trade. Lastly, I need some help with UGH's. I have an extra UGH Anakin and Obi to trade. I need UGH Cody, AT-AT Driver, Grievous, Scorch, Vader, Han, and Snowtrooper. If you can help, please email me. Happy Hunting!”

    theloneswlady@adelphia.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2006 | 23:40 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Blasts into Condorstown Friday
    Black them Out, ALL of them!BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors will host the Long Beach Ice Dogs in Game Two of the ECHL Kelly Cup Pacific Division Playoffs on Friday, April 14th in Bakersfield at Rabobank Arena. Doors open at 6:00pm, puck drops at 7:00pm. The Condors lead the series one game to none over the Ice Dogs after beating Long Beach 3-1 on Tuesday evening. The first round is sponsored by KGET-TV 17 and the new AT&T. On Friday, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Condors Blackout Rally Towel. In addition, fans can join Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2- D2, Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker and the rest of the Galactic Empire as characters from Star Wars land in Condorstown. All fans are encouraged to wear black attire to Blackout the Ice Dogs. Friday's game will be televised live on Bright House Networks Channel 21 and will also be re- played on Saturday, April 15th at 7:00pm on Ch. 21. Thanks to Commander Jedisearch for the tip!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2006 | 17:53 EDT

    20% Off all Older Items: It has been a while since we've had a sale so here is your chance to save 20% off nearly every item we carry. Only new and pre-order items are excluded. Thousands of items from the vintage department and thousands more retail items will be 20% off until 12:00 Noon Central Time on Saturday 4/15. Start shopping our huge list here.

    F/X Lightsabers: Green Luke F/X and Vader F/X Lightsabers are back in stock!

    Unleashed: A variety of 2" sets are now in stock!

    Crimson Empire Book: With Exclusive bust-up.

    Galactic Heroes: The most recent wave has been restocked.

    Macross: The 1/48 Armored Parts is now available for $124.99 and we've also just received a restock of the 1/48 VF-1A Hikaru at $154.99. Be sure not to miss all the upcoming releases as well - preorders available.

    Microman Exclusives: Two military force figure exclusives from Toy's Dream Project are now in stock for just $9.99 each.

    Also this week: Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and much more.

    - Click to Enter Big Bad Toy Store -



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2006 | 17:52 EDT
    Sandtrooper Rob Vader Reports:
    The ranks keep growing!“Rob Vader reporting in....Thanks to a nice Target stocker I scored the new VOTC wave today. On to the other stores K-mart had Jedi Temple battle packs and the Titanium Vader and Fett both versions and Wal-Mart had nothing new. No sign of Cody or UGH’s .I'm guessing that the stores are waiting for Easter weekend to restock. Happy Hunting Troopers… United We Find!”

    STEELCOUNTRY1@aol.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2006 | 17:52 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedichirp Reports:
    Leavin' the Jawa Trailer Park!“Jedichirp here in Indy. I did a minor toy run today at the Greenwood TRU. My son and I went there in search of the evil Shredder for his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures to complete his little collection and we did actually find the “bad guy” today. We didn’t have much luck on the Star Wars side of things though. TRU has that buy 2 get 1 free sale going one and I almost laid down the gold for some of the vehicles I still need but held back. The pegs were filled, but with Bib Fortuna and Leia and that’s about it. Wednesday I am heading to the north side of Cincinnati, Ohio for some job training and hope to run into a TRU or Target on my way. Keep the search going. United We Find!”

    chad.mcdonald@sbcglobal.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2006 | 21:58 EDT
    Sandtrooper Vampirexxi Reports:
    “I am hunting on 3 fronts - me in D.C., brother in Ames, IA and my sister in Colorado Springs, CO. What I've found is that if you ask the right way, some clerks will bring out cases of Star Wars if there are any in the back - others say they are not allowed to (seems to be a crap shoot really). I did find that all 7 Targets we checked in the 3 states had the VOTC characters. The Demise of General Grievous is in the Target system, but not in stock (COS store said they will be put out on April 30th - but we all know how Target is with keeping street dates).”

    vampirexxi@yahoo.com


    Posted by: dustrho | 11 April 2006 | 20:35 EDT
    2006 Master Replicas Collectors Society Membership
    Starting today, Collector's Society Members can pre-order Boba Fett's Blaster from Master Replicas! Limited only to 1000 pieces for the Jeremy Bulloch Signature Edition, this along with the Limited Edition will be quick sellers amongst the prop collectors! General Public will be able to order their blasters on April 13th at 9:00am. Discuss this exciting addition to the Master Replicas arsenal in our forums now!


    Y-Wing



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2006 | 17:39 EDT
    Sandtrooper Wickedempire Reports:
    “Wickedempire here from the great city of Portland, OR! After a couple of days of relaxing my Dewback, I decided to make a run at a local Target yesterday in the afternoon. I made my way over to the Star Wars section and found 5 Firespeeder pilots on the front facing of the pegs along with the rest of wave 4! I was stoked, however I was surprised to see that there were no Commander Cody's or UGH figures! I must have just missed them as these looked like they had just been put out. I have been seeing that in the last two weeks that the local targets seem to be passing on putting out figures the night before so that the pegs are still dry come opening in the morning.

    I cannot say for certain this is the case as no employees I've talked too seem to want to spill but it seems to be the pattern; especially since I've visited 5 different Targets throughout the last two weeks at opening and during the afternoon and the latter provided full pegs (for the most part) minus Commander Cody and UGH figures. I have not seen any of the new Vintage figures yet or the Exclusive Demise of Grievous but I suspect they will surface in the next week or two as they are popping up in other parts of the country. Just for some FYI the Toys R Us near Washington Square had a Buy 2 Star Wars figures get the 3rd free sign up (I saw it up on Sunday). Good luck in your Searches!”


    wickedempireii@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2006 | 21:39 EDT
    Sandtrooper Gene Reports:
    “Hello Troopers, I stopped at Wal-Mart in Rialto, CA. on my way home from work, checked out the pegs, all old stuff. I started to leave and turned around and in the middle of the isle was a stand with four shelves loaded with new figures in black star wars themed display boxes. The display had the orange troopers, Commander Cody’s, Anakin, Grievous, Obi-Wan, Holo Ki-Aid Mundi and plenty of, all three deep on all four shelves. Also some of the figures were the UGH, I got a Snowtrooper and Boba Fett, no scorch though. Hope some of you get there and grab the ones you are missing! Good luck Troops.”

    gene.holt@verizon.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2006 | 19:56 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Master Vos will be moving his Troops!
    Master Vos will find the Troops!In just short of two weeks Doug Wangler (living model for Quinlan Vos) will be appearing to help promote the Clone Wars Volume 8: The Last Siege, The Final Truth trade paperback that was released a few weeks ago. I’m looking forward to trying to generate support for either Hasbro or Sideshow to immortalize this now legendary character in the Star Wars Universe. Here is the information for the signing: QUINTESSENTIAL COMICS located at 2101 UNIT C BLOOMINGDALE RD. Glendale Heights, IL 60138. On Saturday April 22nd at 12:00 Noon Until 5:00 P.M.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2006 | 19:01 EDT
    Sandtrooper Bobafred Reports:
    “Bobafred chiming in with The Treasure Trove of The Month "Take Two"...Presents Target exclusives "Skirmish in the Senate" (made its way to LA)... with DCPI (087-06-0863), and the Demise of General Grievous DCPI (087-06-0781) at the big red bulls eye (Target). On a side note I now qualify for Nine TKGL'S (George's in Storm Trooper disguise)...ak, ak, ak, ak could of made it 10 if the Pasadena Target employee, wouldn’t have sniper ed off one of my Biker Scouts, anything for the City of Roses right you pe'pe'pe'petunia. Bobafred on the Hunt!”

    orozco91331@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2006 | 18:58 EDT
    Sandtrooper Rojohero Reports:
    “Howdy Troops. Rojo from Houston reporting. The VOTC waves have hit Houston at Target. Friday morning. I was looking for Cody and UGH’s. The CSR opened the VOTC Fig wave. Ahh no UGH. The 11.99 prices didn't keep them on the pegs from disappearing by Sunday. The Wal-Mart’s and TRU in Houston have been dry (with the exception of the Force Battlers, Custom Choppers, and Transformers). Target gets the goods and I have seen Utapua Troopers on the Pegs. I am looking for Demise of Grievous and the Skirmish in the Senate. Happy Hunting.”

    christopherg@springisd.org


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2006 | 21:46 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Day 2 and the Interrogation of the Supreme Rogue!
    Simmah daahhhnnn naaahhww! It only takes 3 ST's to hold this fort! Yub Yub Commander!We have updated the Dewback Patrol menu with follow up coverage of Codcon from Glen Ellyn, IL. The second day on patrol for the Midwest Garrison was highlighted by Star Wars author Michael Stackpole sitting down with me for our own version of "hotseat" for some interrogation. For more check out our day two coverage as well as an exclusive sit-down with the author of 8 Star Wars novels, Michael Stackpole. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2006 | 21:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper Texican Reports:
    “Sandtrooper Texican here. Just wanted to let my fellow troopers know the VOTC have hit Texas. Went to Houston today and found all 5 thanks to the DCPI numbers posted here. They’ve also been reported in the Beaumont area too.”

    fhuff@gt.rr.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2006 | 18:20 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Rod Reports:
    “Also a big thanks to Trooper BobaFred for the Target VOTC DCPI #087-06-1511. I asked a store associate at the Hemet store and after a short discussion she went to the backroom at brought out the goods. Wow, was I impressed with this set. However, the $65.00 and some change at the checkout hurt a bit. Also a big thanks to SouthernCaliDom for getting a set of the astromechs to me. I met Dom through sandtroopers.com and he has been instrumental in helping me fill some voids in my collection. Keep up the good fight troopers, United We Find!”

    rodapel@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Jimsjedi | 9 April 2006 | 18:12 EDT
    Star Wars Weekends: The Return of Jedi Mickey!
    It's that time of the year again. For the past few years Star Wars weekends at Disney World Orlando have been a great family escape. A chance to join in a Star Wars Parade with some of our favorite characters from all the movies, autographs, and a chance at some Disney/Star Wars exclusives only available in the Magic Kingdom. The host for this years weekends which run for four consecutive weekends (May 19th-June 11th) will be Wawick Davis (Wicket/Ewok) Mr. Davis will be on hand for each weekend party and will have a Q&A session with all of the scheduled guests. Please check back for the announcement of the 2nd and 3rd weeks shortly.

    Weekend 1 (May 19th+20th) Rick McCallum and Peter Mayhew
    Weekend 2 (May 26th+27th) TBA
    Weekend 3 (June 3rd+4th) TBA
    Weekend 4 (June 10th+11th) Jeremy Bulloch and Temuera Morrison


    Posted by: Jimsjedi | 9 April 2006 | 18:09 EDT
    Hot on the Trail: The Tale of Two Siths
    The Star Wars movies are over, but the actors who portrayed our two favorite villians remain on the loose. David Prowse (Darth Vader) will be very busy this year, especially overseas, but you can also catch him here in the states at various conventions. For more visit his page for more details! Some of the confirmed U.S. dates are:
    Sept.1st-3rd Dragoncon Atlanta
    Nov.6th-10th Wild River Festival of Films Minneapolis MN
    Nov. 18th-19th SuperMegaFest Framingham/Boston MA

    Also making his way across the galaxy is Ray Park (Darth Maul). Ray is also on a busy convention schedule this year as well. Check out Ray Park.net for all the updates for this very busy actor. Some of his dates include:
    Apr 21st-23rd Pittsburgh Comicon
    June 24th-25th Adventure Con Knoxville,TN


    Posted by: Boba Binks | 9 April 2006 | 10:00 EDT
    VOTC hits Indy!
    Still on patrol in the circle city!“Hey Troops! Just wanted to give a big Thank You to Bobafred for the VOTC Number for Target DCPI 087-06-1511. Today thanks to his generosity of sharing I was able to pick up a set of the figures here in Indy (Avon). The lady who helped me at Target brought out the case which they only had one of. There are X2 of each figure in the case. United we find, United we are Sandtroopers!”

    david@sandtroopers.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2006 | 23:12 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Codcon- It's all about the Game, not how you Play it!
    Darth Spice is always on the Recruit!We have updated the Dewback Patrol menu with our coverage of Codcon from Glen Ellyn, IL. This show is an annual gaming convention sponsored by the College of DuPage Sci-Fi / Fantasy Club. From Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and even what the Midwest Garrison was called in to provide spark to, Star Wars Miniatures. Our own Desert Rat showcased these in a guide months back, it was really exciting to see people actually play the game! There was also a surprise in a renowned Star Wars author, for more check out our day one coverage! United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2006 | 20:17 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #353

    - click above to enter -

    We have posted our latest Newsletter #353. This week we are featuring Saga Collection Wave 2 and 3. Also in stock and shipping are: Revenge of the Sith Commemorative DVD Collection 3-packs and Barriss Offee & Shaak Ti 12-inch figures. We also have restocked our supply of Titanium including the Ultimate Galactic Hunt Slave I. Check out our Master Replicas Clearance Sale, we have cut prices again on many items. For every $100 you spend on regularly priced merchandise, you can order any one of the following Master Replicas items at their discounted prices! Limited to one discounted Master Replicas item per $100 worth of regularly priced merchandise. See newsletter for details.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2006 | 20:02 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, here's my store report for 4/8/06. Target & KB Toys in Gurnee, IL had the Coruscant wave but no Foul Moudama or Commander Cody figures. The rest of the stores have been peg warmer hell. That's all for now. Good luck Troopers and United We Find!”

    wrightcombo@juno.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2006 | 21:23 EDT
    Update from StarWarsShop.com: Apparel & Watches for Troopettes!
    Star Wars apparel has always been a popular selling item, and we are constantly flooded with requests for new designs and logos. Now StarWarsShop.com gives you the ability to custom create your very own Star Wars clothing! Make a unique design that truly expresses your individuality, or create smashing uniforms with players. numbers for your softball or bowling team! Proudly display your favorite Star Wars character with one of their famed memorable quotes and be the life of the party!

    First time for the lady troopers out there, Fossil has made a watch for the Imperial ladies in our galaxy. Ladies who want to proudly support their Imperial trooper in uniform can now get this stylish new ladies Imperial Icon Watch from Fossil, which showcases the signature emblem of the Galactic Empire in a classy two-tone finish on the watch face. Round box sporting the logo on its lid is also included. This limited watch has an edition size of just 2,000 pieces, so make sure to support your trooper with this great new Imperial accessory!


    StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2006 | 21:10 EDT
    Sandtrooper Bobafred Reports:
    Sandtrooper Bobafred, Execute Order 66!“Bobafred chiming in from the West end with the Treasure Trove of The Month. You can show me all you want, but if cant access it, then I just don't get it? Do ya want it? Objective.... Free as many TKGL's (George's) as you can cause at $4.99 a pop, plus interest...they wont last long. Still don't get it? Well Troops fire up the after burners cause the Ultimate Hunt begins, the only way we know how...(Can you say how?) Guns a blazing...Don't nobody move.... nobody gets hurt...take this to the Bulls eye (Target), and you will find, all that plastic Bounty Booty (Fool's Gold!) your little heart desires...DCPI 087-06-1511 = (VOTC)=TKGL's to the umph Power! ...And tell them it was Sandtroopers that did it to all ya. On a side note I am completing my third set of Ten Silver Chase Galactic Hunt's...thanks to Target and excess of 300 pieces of 3.75 action figure sitting in all their stock rooms for Easter the Second biggest toy season of the year. Try 087-06-0576 and ask for location check/stock on hand and see you will! Bobafred on the hunt!”

    orozco91331@yahoo.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2006 | 21:05 EDT
    Sandtrooper Idogg Reports:
    “I have an extra UGH Fett for trade. I need any of the other UGH's besides Vader and Snowtrooper. So if your interested in a straight up trade email me back. United We Find!”

    ldog76@netzero.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2006 | 19:05 EDT
    Update from Action-HQ:
    Action-HQ.com - bringing the Best to you FIRST with the new Remote Control R4-P17 and Remote Control R2-Q5 from Tomy. We have also lowered our prices on select Saga figures such as Major Bren Derlin, Darth Vader, General Veers and both versions of C-3PO. We are now accepting Pre-Orders on Skirmish at Senate, Kotobukiya Commander Bly, Kotobukiya Magnets, Kubricks Series 6 and much more!

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    Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 7 April 2006 | 16:28 EDT
    UGH found at Walgreens!
    Class is in session, suckers!“I don't know about any of you, but these UGH variants are really catching my eye! Today I was lucky enough to find, at Walgreens of all places, a UGH Snowtrooper, all minty fresh! Gladly, I picked that up, and for $7.99, it was worth it. The more of these I find the more I like them. I finished off the day at a Wal-Mart, two Targets, a Meijer, and another Walgreens, coming up empty handed. The only other store worth mentioning was KB Toyworks, which had a Walking Vader, a Holo Ki-Adi-Mundi, and 3 Anakin Skywalkers, none of which were UGH, so I passed on them all. The rest of my hunts as of late have been pretty much the same, however. Bren Derlins, Bibs, and Baradas abound in my neck of the woods. Only a couple of times in the past two weeks have I come across anything worthwhile. It does appear that those Utapau Clones are becoming much more prevalant lately, as I see at least one a day in my travels. The Titanium ships and figures are also quite common around here, so I am caught up in that department. Thanks to many generous members of our forum, I am also all caught up on the current figures through the Coruscant wave. However, if I come across any UGH variants to replace my standard carded figures, then I will do just that. Continue your domination over the hoardes of scalpers in your regions, Troopers, and good luck in your hunts. Transmission out.”

    pat@sandtroopers.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2006 | 23:11 EDT
    Update to Video Game Section: Back with Republic Commando!
    We only need more time to grow them!With the action figure Scorch being so hot right now and since we had a great time a few weeks back at Game ON at MSI in Chicago, IL it got the pieces moving on our warchart deep within the Sandtrooper bunker. In fact it was so much fun we decided to bring back an area that never quite took off here at Sandtroopers. Snipe and Rabid Ewok are the youngest Staffers in the history of this website, however we couldn't think of anything better than two teenagers to do the job. The S.C.A.L.P. invasion spreads into two countries and the new beginning starts with Republic Commando!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2006 | 22:21 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jimsjedi Reports:
    Red Sox and Sandtrooper Pride“Found some more of the latest wave this afternoon around 5:00pm at the Millbury Target. All of the UGH and Cody's were no where to be seen, but after checking to see if more were in back the scanner said Yes. I got a kid to go in back for me, and he brought out the last sealed case and told me to pick what I wanted. I found a UGH Scorch and a Grievous, and 2 non UGH Cody's and 2 Firespeeder Pilots. The best part of this was while I was helping put the balance of what I didn't want out on the pegs, another store employee came up to the kid who helped me and told him he shouldn't have helped me and that they are not allowed to re-stock at the customers request. The kid told him that he's a paying customer, so what's the difference. I showed a huge smile at this point, while the other employee walked away. I thanked the kid for his help and he told me he would help me out again if can. This made my day big time. That's all, later troops.”

    jimsjedi@aol.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2006 | 22:08 EDT
    Trooper of the Month: Less than 72 hrs remain!
    Trooper of the Month: Voting ends - April 08, 2006It's getting down to the nitty gritty and for those with love of sand, what could be better? There are only a few days left to get your vote in for Trooper of the Month for the month of March 2006. Be sure to cast your vote, the next Trooper that could need that vote someday might be YOU! We would like to thank our Sponsor Federation Toys for all of the help getting the prizes for our new month-to-month promotion. We look forward to the upcoming months with great anticipation. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2006 | 22:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper Commander Jedisearch Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Tactical Ops“The pegs at the Hurstbourne Target were stocked pretty well this morning. I wish I had more funds, because I had to leave a Firespeeder Pilot, two holo Ki Adi Mundis, a Foul Moudama, two Utapau Clones, and the list goes on. There weren’t any UGH figures though. Good luck to any of you searching the Bluegrass!”

    stephen@armbrust.net



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2006 | 17:09 EDT
    Update from Creature Cantina.com: Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary!On April Fool's Day, 2001, a band of renegade Star Wars humorists set out on a mission to save the universe from the forces of evil! Um... not really. Actually, that's not even close to being true. In fact, they've done more to aid and abet the forces of evil along the way than they have to thwart them. After years of spitting defamation, disgorging libel, and spewing profanity, they aren't exactly the poster children of all that is good and righteous. But they do make people laugh (so they claim). Five years and 1389 stories later, they're still mostly alive and kicking. And in this week's triumphant update they're giving something to the fans that have stuck with them through it all. CreatureCantina.com proudly introduces the CantinaCCG! Visit CreatureCantina.com this week, download the first wave of CCG cards, and play what may well be the world's the greatest CCG ever (in small or italicized text) based on the most notorious fan comic to hit the Star Wars fan community...

    But that's not all...CreatireCantina.com has distributed a set of 10 rare "chase" cards on Web sites all across the globe, including this very site! Each card in this set can only be downloaded at the site on which it is exclusively hosted. Visit every site to put together the ultimate CantinaCCG deck, and you'll be sure to humiliate all your friends on the field of battle! Sandtroopers.com's exclusive CantinaCCG card is the Stormtrooper! Download the front and back of your card on the previous two links and click the photo to find the other 9! Congratulations to CreatureCantina.com for five years of tickling our funny bones and chaffing our assets.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2006 | 16:46 EDT
    Sandtrooper Master Frank Reports: By ANY means Necessary!
    “Master Frank reporting in from the California Central Coast with some interesting packaging news relating to Target stores. If you arrive at Target when they are unloading the pallets, be extra careful when you look to see if they have any action figure cases/boxes in the mix of toys. While at an out of town Target, I noted that the cases, which the basic figures were packed in, lacked the standard markings for basic figure cases. Besides the standard Hasbro logo being present and the box size remaining the same, these boxes were absent of all markings. This could be a move by Hasbro to camouflage the boxes for some reason. I didn't have a camera to snap a picture so I photoshopped a standard box to look like the new boxes I saw, and then put it along side a standard box to demonstrate the difference in markings. Hopefully this will give you an advantage over the local scalpers!”

    frankgemignani@yahoo.com


    Posted by: dustrho | 5 April 2006 | 15:11 EDT
    POLL: Army Building w/VTSC Biker Scouts?
    POLL: Army Building w/VTSC Biker Scouts?So how many of these are you intending on purchasing? If you're an army-builder, like myself, will you be building up your Biker Scout army by picking these up in mass quantities, even though these are about $10 a piece? Granted, this figure is probably one of the best figures Hasbro has designed in quite some time as far as army-building figures are considered, but with the higher costs I'm curious to know how many people here will be hoarding these to rule Endor. Head on over to the forums to cast your vote now!



    Posted by: dustrho | 5 April 2006 | 15:06 EDT
    r2dtoys.com is Moving!
    Due to our continued expansion R2dtoys is on the move to a larger warehouse premises! This exciting new move will allow us to offer more products and a wider range, and will allow us to improve our efficiency in customer service and order despatch. During the move our normal service will be disrupted, and this will result in slower than usual shipping times and response to emails/telephone calls. While we will try to minimise this disruption normal service will not resume until Monday, April 17th. From April 1-17 some delays may occur, and we ask that you bear with us while we move our considerable stocks and install new systems. Rest assured we will try to keep disruption to a minimum and our priority is to ship as many orders as we can without any delays.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2006 | 19:17 EDT
    Sandtrooper Bobafett1997 Reports:
    “Hello fellow Troopers, Trooper Bobafett1997 reporting in. It has been awhile since I have posted any news, but Today was a good day so I thought I would write in. I finally scored the Corusant wave plus 2 galactic hunt figures at a local Wal-Mart. I picked up an extra set of these figures-021 Commando Scorch, 023 Lushros Dofine, 025 Anakin Skywalker, 027 Holographic Ki-Adi-Mundi, 028 Obi-wan Kenobi, 29 Foul Moudama and 030 General Grevious that I would like to trade one for one for any of the following current figures 022 Firespeeder pilot, 024 Clone commander Cody, and 026 Clone trooper. Their card condition does not matter since I only need these to open. At another Wal-Mart I found a Lego Wookie attack set marked down to $19.00. I have not seen these sets since Christmas. At my local Target I found a Galactic Hunt Titanium Slave I ship and a AAT trade federation tank that I needed. All in all it was an excellent hunt today. Good luck on your search and MTFBWY. Signing off!”

    rhamrickii@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2006 | 7:56 EDT
    Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
    M Pire plush sets or singles & M pire 2 packs wave 1 & 2 clearance sale. Vintage POTF Sand Skimmer, Security Scout and Imperial Sniper vehicles on sealed blister cards, vintage loose Stormtrooper 3 position laser rifle, loose Han Solo blaster added. For more info click here.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2006 | 22:44 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: #29 Foul Moudama
    Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated once again with a figure that continues to be quite elusive for most in the Saga Collection #029 Foul Moudama - the Clone Wars. Find out why this sculpt from way back is one of the hottest figures from the Coruscant wave. Do you think it's foul? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2006 | 19:55 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedichirp Reports:
    “Jedichirp in Indy. I had to make a stop at Target this afternoon and was surprised once I made it back to the Toy Department. They actually had some figs on the pegs!! I got the Foul Moudama that I needed and they had some of the other figs from the Coruscant wave. Missing were Scorch, Cody, and the Firespeeder Pilot. But they did have about 5 or 6 of the Clone Trooper #26 on the pegs. Not bad at all, so keep your eyes open Troops.”

    chad.mcdonald@sbcglobal.net


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2006 | 19:55 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Elite Forces“Hi to all the Troopers. Sorry, I haven't posted in such a long time, but between work and living in Boston, MA, I just haven't had much new news. My Dewback is starting to get a little fat and out of shape. I have been checking out the retail websites in an effort to score some of the harder to find figures and troop builders. I was just over at kbtoys.com and the SAGA #26 Clone Trooper is in stock right now. I missed him and Scorch by a few minutes on their site last week. I did pick this guy up when I was in Ohio last week, and he is a really nice figure. Down with scalpers! Sandtroopers.com rules! Until next time, Trooper Kaper out.”

    KaperJB@aol.com



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2006 | 17:15 EDT
    Update from K & C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles has received more Saga Action figures this week. The Ultimate Galactic Hunt is on for some very limited action figures see our E-bay auctions for details.

    New Saga 2006:
    Scorch (Republic Commando) – Saga 021
    Firespeeder Pilot – Saga 022
    Lushros Dofine – Saga 023
    Clone Commander Cody – Saga 024
    Anakin Skywalker – Saga 025
    Clone Trooper (Utapau) – Saga 026
    Holographic Ki-Adi-Mundi – Saga 027
    Obi-Wan Kenobi - Saga 028
    Foul Moudama – Saga 029
    General Grievous – Saga 030

    New Disney Figures
    Yoda and Mickey
    MSE-1T
    3T-RNE
    G3-5LE

    New Titanium Figures
    Boba Fett
    Darth Vader
    New Titanium:
    Sith Infiltrator
    Obi-Wan Starfighter
    Trade Federation AAT
    Slave I – Silver Edition
    Naboo Fighter
    ARC-170
    Republic Gunship
    Snowspeeder
    Jedi Starfighter
    Y-Wing
    Star Destroyer

    Pre-Order
    Boba Fett Maquette
    General Grievous Mini Bust
    Saga calendar
    Jedi Academy T-Shirt
    Sith Lord - T-Shirt
    Yoda Bandoda - T-Shirt


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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2006 | 0:36 EST
    Area Report: The thrill of the Kill
    Bllllllrrr Stick 'em HA HA HA STICK 'Em!It’s been a busy last couple of weeks and I’ve gotten away from what I really like to do the most, look for new Star Wars figures. Today I made way throughout Lake County, IL and much to my dismay there isn’t too much to find. I began in Waukegan at the Target and Kmart. Target offered only the more common pegwarmers from the Carkoon and Clones waves. While Kmart still had some old Sith, even an Imperial Battlepack and quite a few 500th Vaders that haven’t been at the mercy of the clearance shelves yet. Coming up with jack it was time to head out west to Round Lake Beach where the Wal-Mart and Super Kmart had basically the same thing as I found in Waukegan. After being a little discouraged by the Unleashed Battlepacks, Choppers and other lines that collectors don’t seem to want to buy being the only thing available, I decided to hit up the Wal-Mart in Antioch, IL just because I was so far out and it was sort of on the way back. I just missed the big haul but I did manage to snag a Commander Cody, Utapau Clone and Lushros Dofine that my two boys have been demanding for weeks since General J helped me out adding them to my own collection. There were also both versions of the Boba Fett and Darth Vader Titanium figures, but for some reason I've found better things to spend fifteen dollars on. It’s a little hard to get out with the prices of fuel being so steep these days, and the chances of finding anything worthwhile seem to get slimmer every passing day. It’s a great thing we have Sandtroopers.com to help us all out with everything we miss along the way. I’d like to thank Troopers Gran 3131 and forum member Wayne “Recon Sgt.” Roberts for recent transactions! Working a three-way deal was a trade first for me but whatever it takes to get the job done. United We Find Troopers!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2006 | 0:34 EST
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #352

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    We have posted our latest Newsletter #352. This week we have featured the Luke Skywalker Signature Edition from Star Wars A New Hope. Signature Editions never last long, take advantage now while they are still in stock. We also have the entire line of Ultimate Galactic Hunt from the Saga 2 collection. Also this week: Revenge of the Sith, Titanium, OTC and Master Replicas have been restocked with items that have been sold out for some time. Also, don't forget about our Ebay items, as we are constantly relisting items with very low starting prices.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2006 | 0:34 EST
    Update from Action-HQ:
    Action-HQ.com - bringing the Best to you first with the new Star Wars Saga Collection Wave 4, Remote Control Astromech Droids, Saint Seiya Final Version Hyoga, Toys Dream Project GX-03 SoundBlaster, Evangelion Gashapon, GX-30 Chogokin & much more!

    Now Available:
    Wave 4 Set of 8
    Remote Control R4-P17
    Remote Control R2-Q5
    Kotobukiya Luke Stormtrooper
    Kotobukiya Darth Maul
    Pre-Order:
    Skirmish at Senate
    Kotobukiya Commander Bly
    Kotobukiya Magnets
    Kubricks Series 6

    visit Action-HQ below



    Posted by: dustrho | 1 April 2006 | 21:48 EST
    Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting:
    Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting:Hey troopers, dustrho reporting in over here. I hit the same Target and Wal-Mart that I've been stopping at in the last few weeks, and both had some things that I was able to pick up. Target had a ton of the new AT-AT Drivers and Snowtroopers but I left those for other people to pick up, since I had picked up five AT-AT Drivers last week. There were lots of those stupid custom choppers still, and I just don't understand how Hasbro thinks anyone would want those. There were a bunch of the Titanium figures and vehicles, but I passed on those since they didn't have anything new that I was in need of. Star Wars Transformers filled up the shelves, and I was able to get the new Boba Fett and Darth Maul figures. I'm really impressed with these new Transformers! The last thing I bought at Target was the LEGO V-Wing for $9.99, which was something I've been looking to add to my Star Wars LEGO collection. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, didn't have a whole lot of Star Wars toys, but I was able to pick up the green and white Jedi Starfighter Titanium vehicle. That was the only thing I bought there. So, it was a pretty good day for me. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 11:19 EST
    Update to Sandwatch Reviews: International Darth Maul 1/6 Scale
    At last, International REVENGE!Sandtrooper Boba Binks has added the Darth Maul 1/6 Scale Internatinal Version to our Gentle Giant Guide pages for our viewing pleasure. Thanks to a forum member Josh Long for the photos and review to help us keep up with the recon! Find out if the international version measures up to your standards and also see why Darth Maul killed Jedi with relative ease! If you get a chance to voice your opinion stop by the Sandtrooper Bunker to voice your opinion!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 11:10 EST
    Update from Andrew's Toyz: At last - REVENGE!
    We have now received the new Darth Maul F/X Lightsabers. They are in stock and shipping. We do not anticipate these being around long, as this was one of the more talked about items out of Toyfair in NYC. You can convert the saber from double blade to “battle damaged” mode and would be a great compliment to anyone’s collection. Andrew's Toyz will be closed Saturday (4/1/06) through Monday (4/3/06). You can still place orders and send us emails. All orders and emails received during this time will be processed when we return on Tuesday.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 10:59 EST
    Trooper of the Month: March 2006 Voting now Open!
    Trooper of the Month: Voting ends - April 08, 2006The voting has begun for Trooper of the Month for March 2006. Some lucky Trooper will be the recipient of a CIII Exclusive poster personalized by Jan Duursema and Doug Wangler! How sweet to have a double signed Quinlan Vos exclusive? We have narrowed down the nominees and need your help to decide who the winner will be. Be sure to cast your vote, the next Trooper that could need that vote someday might be YOU! We would like to thank our Sponsor Federation Toys for all of the help getting the prizes for our new month-to-month promotion. UNITED WE FIND!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 10:45 EST
    Update from Entertainment Earth:
    Thank you for 10 years in business! EntertainmentEarth.com is celebrating by marking down over 600 items by up to 90% off while supplies last! Toys, games, and select collectibles like statues and busts are available at our lowest prices ever. Items from Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons, Anime and more are on sale. But hurry... with these prices and limited quantities, these won't last long!


    Star Wars Saga at Entertainment Earth!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 10:41 EST
    Sandtrooper ACPin Reports:
    No strangers to Mos Eisley!Mos Eisley West End: Various structures located on the west end of Mos Eisley include a junkshop, warehouse, spaceport, hotel, bank and several dwellings encompassing streets that teem with locals and alien species under the constant watch of Imperial units. On this particular day, an incident at the cantina has attracted the attention of the Imperials and those involved are quietly making their way out of the prying eyes of local spies. Click the thumbnail to enter! For those of you who haven't been in awhile or have just heard of ACPin and his amazing Lego products, see more work from ACPin here.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2006 | 10:40 EST
    Sandtrooper Vaughn Reports:
    “I bought a #29 Foul Moudama at Target here in So Cal yesterday. I would LOVE to trade for a Commander Cody. Is there a Trooper out there that can help me out? Any help would be greatly appreciated. United We Find!”

    vtada@verizon.net