April 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2008 | 22:51 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Mini-bust Double Feature!
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur Gentle Giant Busts guide has been updated with the latest and greatest for the mini-bust line. The Tusken Raider has been neglected thus far but did they come back in a good way with this trilogy favorite. Make sure you browse the guide to see the display variations with the different arms and weapon choices. In case you are on the hunt for this piece, it is available at any and many of our online sponsors.

Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur second update to our Gentle Giant Busts guide is Admiral Ackbar from Return of the Jedi. The detail is very impressive and the glass eyes really help bring our favorite Mon Calamari to life. The last thing you would think is "a trap"! This line continues to impress even though they're getting fewer characters to choose from these days. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for another sandtastic update.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2008 | 18:52 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we have the Attakus Chewbacca statue on sale. Also this week we're featuring the Gentle Giant animated Obi-Wan & Darth Maul maquettes ESB Yoda statue & TIE Fighter pilot mini-bust preorders. Also in stock: Master Replicas Vader EP6 LE & Mara Jade SE lightsabers, Boba Fett & Greedo Gentle Giant classic busts, blue Senate Guard statue in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Starfox | 29 April 2008 | 18:52 EDT
Don't Feel Betrayed:
Betrayal can be a good topic!Del-Ray books and Random House audio are offering Star Wars fans an opportunity to get a free download version of the book Betrayal, the first book in the Legacy of the Force series. Invincible, the 9th and final book of this story arc is being released on May 13th, and to celebrate this event, these companies are allowing free downloads, either by e-book or audio file, starting today April 29th through May 13th. Follow the link to get the free download.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2008 | 2:41 EDT

T.A.C. 2008: We have just received a restock of wave one, including Commander Gree. We also have many of the Force Unleashed figures in stock. Browse our 2008 listings and see how you can save purchasing by the case.

Evolutions 2008: The latest packaging of the Clone to Stormtrooper or Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader has arrived. We also have a few of the Fett Legacy remaining.

T.A.C. Vehicles: We have just restocked our selection of 30th vehicles including Obi-Wan Kenobi (blue), Anakin Skywalker (green), and Aayla Secura Jedi Starfighters. We also have the AT-AP and Grievous' Starfighter available. In case any of you missed we have the Sith Infiltrator on clearance!

Batman Dark Knight: We've relisted all the Batman Dark Knight toys, including the very cool Movie Masters highly detailed action figures. Check out the entire Mattel lineup here.

Optimus Prime: After a long dry spell, the Dodge Ram Optimus Prime Alternator has come chugging back into town. One of the last Alternators released, combined with the fact that there's no Binaltech counterpart yet, means that this one is very popular with collectors. Pick him up for your collection at the low price of $44.99.

New Arrivals: This list contains the 100 most recent arrivals from the last few days - a huge variety of items, check them out here.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2008 | 2:41 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Mighty Muggs Wave III
Once, Twice, three times a awesome!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the third wave of Mighty Muggs. The characters selected this round were Jango Fett, Commander Cody, Princess Leia (ANH) and Lando Calrissian. For more check out our third installment of 100% awesome that is hitting stores near you! Thanks to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the visuals.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2008 | 23:45 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
We have added a couple of new pre-orders to our Star Wars inventory this week. The Asajj Ventress premium format figure from Sideshow Collectibles has been listed. We also have made the TIE Fighter Pilot mini-bust from Gentle Giant available as well. Take advantage of our online website or visit our Chicagoland location if your Dewback has you in the area! We have many of the products you were on thinking about purchasing on display. Also this week we've received the latest offerings from Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who and Star Trek lines. Visit our brick and mortar store or shop online anytime, stop by White Wizard today!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2008 | 23:35 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars just Stinks
Prepare my lavatory for my arrival!We could never say that with a whole heart but if you capture the sight and smell of a certain lavatory in Britian you might just think that! What is truly hilarious is the building might just win the best new building in Britain award by the Royal Institute of British Architects! For a good look at this familar shaped structure check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2008 | 11:21 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #459

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This week we are offering three free Star Wars figures for orders over $75. Hurry now because this offer ends soon! Starting Lineup sports figures are now available, and currently there are over 100 NFL stars and 30 NHL stars listed. This is a great opportunity to pick up some of the all-time greats, such as Joe Greene of the Pittsburg Steelers or Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings. For Star Wars, we have Jedi-Con Shadow Troopers back in stock, and several Vintage Imperial Shuttles, mint and sealed-in-box! Come and watch our selection of collectibles items grow over at our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2008 | 18:39 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroOur next set of questions from our community has returned from Hasbro and we again thank them for their continued hand to the collector and hearing our voice. They have also sent a few announcements concerning an oversized Falcon we've all heard about over the past few weeks! You'll want to check on that as well as our latest set. Will we see get any options on the comic-based figure Lumiya? What about a VotC Jawa or a better way to light up the eyes? Will they ever look at securing the jetpacks better? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage as well! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Josh | 24 April 2008 | 21:12 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Last week Sideshow Collectibles announced that Asajj Ventress would be the next figure in their Premium Format Line. Well, tonight she has gone up for Pre-Order at $250 and due to ship during the fourth quarter of this year. The exclusive on this piece is a head sculpt straight out of the first Clone Wars cartoon series. Make sure you check out the newsletter to get your order in! Check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter to get all your other collecting news!

Asajj Ventress Premium Format Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2008 | 8:55 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Got Droid?
It appears going on 31 plus years we may have to intensify our search for the “Droids we’re looking for”! A report has surfaced at TG Daily that gives praise to the Nikko R2-D2 that explains why you might want to purchase this product. To find out how to obtain your own droid with movie production capabilities, check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2008 | 22:48 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review: Unleashing the Force!
Even though we are anxiously waiting for the Force Unleashed video game to debut, we couldn't wait to start review on the second wave from 2008. Even though I'm the first one to say I'd rather not throw down one more dollar for yet another Darth Vader figure, but the incredible job Hasbro did with the Battle-Damaged Darth Vader has rethinking that just a bit. I'm sure we've all felt like we've been to Mustafar and back from time to time. It just seems like Darth Vader is a frequent flyer on the pain train! Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2008 | 22:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Revenge of the "Star-Pranos"
Yousa thinka yousa funny?With a little sifting and digging through the sand, we come across a great cartoon we think many of you will enjoy. The team over at Hijinks Ensue has posted a geek comic that is after many of our hearts. We can only hope Mr. Lucas reads this message loud and clear while working on the live action TV series! We're sure trilogy fans across the globe will adding the page to their favorites. For the offer George Lucas just can not refuse check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2008 | 17:42 EDT
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2008 | 13:56 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: That's no Moon!
You have your cake and eat it tooWhile I can’t say this isn’t the first Star Wars themed wedding I have ever heard of, I must say this one really takes the cake. Over at Gizmodo.com they’ve posted a very slick Death Star Wedding Cake with a couple of photos of what is sure to have us all wondering if there could be a thermal exhaust port that could lead straight to divorce court! For more check out what is sure to win Fanboy of the year and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2008 | 8:55 EDT
Sandtrooper Anthony Reports: Join the Tribe!
You will purchase this album now!Greetings Troopers, I am in the United Kingdom right now, and I wanted to put out word that my new album is ready and available. It can be purchased through the Internet at Createspace.com as a hard copy and also at CD Baby as hard copy and MP3 download. It will also be up on Amazon's MP3 site soon, as well as Itunes, and download sites in Japan, the U.K., Europe and Australia. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the next phase of the Make It Better Campaign. I hope to see some of you Troopers at the Collectormania 13 show in Milton Keynes, England. I have my Sandtroopers T-shirt with me that I am going to be wearing for pictures and a special helmet signing I am doing, to be auctioned off for a Charity here in England. Entrance into the show is free.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2008 | 0:48 EDT
Sandtrooper Bill Reports:
Get out there with Master V!The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society will be presenting a collecting panel entitled "Star Wars Collectible Mania!" at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00pm. The Franklin Institute is currently hosting the traveling exhibit "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" and invited P.S.W.C.S. to host this panel to enhance the Star Wars experience at the museum. Five members of PSWCS will share their passion and expertise in Star Wars collecting, and will display an assortment of their collectibles for your perusal. The event is free, but if you'd like to attend, the Franklin Institute asks that your register ahead of time, as seating is limited.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2008 | 22:40 EDT
Operation Make It Better: Opening Drive Total!
THANKS TO every one of you Troopers out there!We'd like to thank all of our members for helping us raise a pretty nice chunk of change for a couple of good causes in our opening drive. With a little bit of donation from Sandtroopers.com to even the dollar total I'm pleased to report we raised $700.00 for the first "attack" of our mercy mission. We'll be sending two money orders out in the amount of $350.00 to the Make-A-Wish foundation and the A.S.P.C.A. for their efforts. I'm happy to report both winners have confirmed and already have their exclusive lithographs in hand! We'll be working on something special for those who did contribute and we look forward to June when we'll be doing it all over again! Stop by and sound off, as we have really appreciated the positive feedback!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2008 | 9:08 EDT
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
We are blowing out our overstocks of action figures, offering 20% off on the majority of any figure we have in stock. We want to reduce our inventory of Unleashed Battle Packs and have them priced to move. We are closing out our Attakus stock with many of the items below cost. The Gentle Giant red and blue Royal Guard Statues are ready to move out now so head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles. They make a great display solo or together. Visit our store today, you'll love our service, our sales are unbeatable and satisfaction isn't just a word, it's our promise!

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Posted by: Josh | 20 April 2008 | 20:45 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Order 66 2-Packs
Execute the Order!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated tonight with the complete set of photos for the Target Exclusive Order 66 2-Packs. The Order has been handed down for a second time, and there are six sets of figure 2-packs that you can pick up from Target. The great thing is all of them are well worth the time getting. Check out the amazing job our own Boba Binks has laid out for you viewing pleasure, and then come talk about it with us in our forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2008 | 14:58 EDT
Update from the Official Site: On the Muppet Show Tonight!
Enjoy the Force at the House of Mouse!It’s time once again to hit the music and light the lights because the Official Site has updated with information about the new Muppet Figures are due out this summer and will be available exclusively at Disney theme parks. For many Star Wars fans, we can recall a classic episode of the show which featured Luke Skywalker and his “cousin” Mark Hamill that might induce enough nostalgia to pick up the figures that will run exclusive in the House of Mouse this year. For more visit the Official Site for the .



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2008 | 13:14 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at we are having a sale on several Gentle Giant products to get an early start on Spring-cleaning! We have the new TIE Fighter Pilot mini-bust for pre-order at the super low price of $39.99. We are offering our classic busts, including Boba Fett and the TIE Fighter Pilot for the price of $19.99. We also have reduced our animated maquettes to $59.99, with a great selection including Chewbacca and C-3PO with Jawa! We have also received a couple of the Scout & Speeder Bike from Sideshow Collectibles and the Exclusive Battlefront II Clone sets. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online anytime.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2008 | 9:32 EDT
New Clone Wars Spotted:
Keep 'em Growing!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel sources have sent in a photo of one of the new Clone Wars animated figures that has surfaced on Ebay. The Clone Trooper might just be packed in with the AT-TE as the details are pretty unclear at this time. This one will probably hit pretty hard as they've altered it quite a bit from previous versions and what's up with the markings on the shoulder? We can hope they make sure to pack these bad boys four or better per case and it makes the anticipation for the Clone Wars movie much more difficult. Thanks again to our glowing eyed friends for the photo. Discuss this in our new and improved and fully operational Battle Station, as the forums are now live!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2008 | 1:41 EDT
Sandwatch Guides:
Yes SIR!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the latest 12-inch figure from Sideshow Collectibles. The line has taken the great leap towards Imperial hierarchy with Commander Praji. With an edition size of a mere 3000 worldwide and a Sideshow Domestic Internet Exclusive, would he be worth tearing Ebay apart to find? If any means isn't your means, you can still get on the wait list for the sold out Commander! For more check out the photos and summary, and thanks again to team Sandtrooper for bringing it once again!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2008 | 23:52 EDT

Clone Wars: The first products available to pre-order for the highly anticipated fall blockbuster are 7 new Bobble Heads from Funko. Each figure is available at $9.99, and the lineup includes: Captain Rex, Anakin, Grievous, Obi-Wan, Asajj Ventress, Battle Droid, and Ahsoka Tano. Check them all out.

Mara Jade LE: Limited to only 750 pieces and getting hard to find, we were able to secure a few more pieces of this saber and they are in stock at $429.99.

G.I. Joe Wave 9: We now have images of the awesome 9th wave of G.I. Joe 25th figures. Bazooka, Snow Serpent, BAT, Barbeque, Hawk, and Black Storm Shadow all look great - take a look.

HALO Exclusive: McFarlane has just sent over images of the third series of Halo figures, including images for our new exclusive. At the current preorder pace, we expect to sell out shortly after these arrive in stock. The figure is $13.99 singly, or if you buy the set of 8 wave 3 figures for $83.99 - all figures are only $10.50 each.

BBTS at Botcon: We'll be heading down to Cincinnati to enjoy the Botcon convention - taking place at the Duke Energy Center from April 24th to April 27th. We'll have a large display set up with a wide variety of sought after Transformers - be sure to stop by our tables and say hello if you'll be attending the show. Visit their website for more information.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2008 | 23:28 EDT
Sandtrooper Kevin Reports:
“I just wanted to let you all know that I went into the Target in Fairlawn, OH today and picked up the Order 66 packs! They had none out on the shelf, but after checking in-stocks on the store scanners, the very nice employee there went to the warehouse and brought back two cases! I felt like Christmas morning! So a head's up, if you don't see them, ask and hope you find an employee as willing to help out as much as the one I met today. Happy Hunting and May the Force Be With You.”

zkar3@neo.rr.com


Posted by: Josh | 17 April 2008 | 22:37 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow Collectibles as announced the next figure in their Star Wars Premium Format Line. This time we get a character from the Clone Wars and Expanded Universe. Who is it? Well, its none other than Asajj Ventress. Also make sure you don't miss TOMORROW'S Indiana Jones Premium Format. Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2008 | 21:57 EDT
Sandtrooper Russell Reports:
“The Attacktix fans are rallying together with an on-line petition to try to encourage Hasbro to release the new Attacktix sets. If that wasn't enough, but they put together a video to promote it. We are asking any of you Troopers who love Attaktix to help out this brand of collectors. Thanks for helping collectors stick together. United We Find.”

russellrring@yahoo.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2008 | 23:36 EDT
Forums Down:
Our forums are going to be down for maintenance temporarily as we're experiencing more growing pains. Thank you for making Sandtroopers.com your choice as we're working to resolve the issues as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your patience!

Update 4-16: We have encountered problems beyond our control and maintenance has turned into a full-blown server migration. We are in the process now and hope to have things back to normal within the next 24 hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this has caused our readers.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2008 | 12:16 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #458

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A lot of great stuff this week! Brian's Toys has two life-size Darth Vaders, one Han Carbonite, and a Darth Vader Revealed bust. The new Indiana Jones Wave 3 is now available for pre-order! The wave includes characters from The Last Crusade, such as Henry Jones, the Grail Knight, and a young Indiana Jones. Also new for Star Wars, the 2008 Order 66 two-packs, framed set of Star Wars USPS stamps, more vintage carded AFA, and Sideshow 12-inch figures! Brian's Toys also has reduced prices on many items! Check out our newsletter and more collectible items at our website today.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2008 | 22:23 EDT
Guest list for Star Wars Weekends Announced:
Enjoy the Force at the House of Mouse!The Official Site has updated with the guests for Star Wars weekends for 2008. The festivities kick off June 6th and will run through the weekend of the June 29th at the Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. Fans can look to enjoy fun in the sun with some of their favorite Star Wars celebrities. For more information, tickets or resort reservations, guests can call (407) W-DISNEY, visit Disneyworld.com and check out the official site for the .



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2008 | 9:06 EDT
Kenny Baker rushed to Hospital:
An article in the U.K. is reporting R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker has been taken to the hospital after his return from the U.S. this past weekend. We can only hope it’s nothing serious as Mr. Baker is expected to leave the hospital in a few days! We wish him the speediest recovery. For more check out the Telegraph for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2008 | 22:51 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review: Everything but the Sweat!
We're going to have to backtrack the remains of 2007 as it's time to move forward with newer waves. One thing for sure as collectors, we have had our fair share of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as he once again kicks off the basic collection once again. We've seen this super-articulated mold several times over and we really have to wonder why we're seeing this so soon? Yet again? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2008 | 22:49 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster Eric Reports:
“Hello Troops, on my way to the comic book store today I thought I'd make a little pit stop. Jackpot! I got all 6 of the new Order 66 2-packs and the 2nd wave of 2008 figures (Brood, Eclipse, Kota) Target & Wal-Mart in Niagara Falls, NY. This was no doubt the stop of the day. Good luck and happy hunting.”

ericgensler2000@yahoo.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2008 | 23:18 EDT
Make It Better: THANK YOU!
On March 4th we kicked off our charity campaign to Make It Better. Over the past month there were steady contributions, as there were few days that would pass that we didn't receive at least one donation. After the last few payments post to Paypal, we'll split the total amount and send payments to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the A.S.P.C.A.. There have been two winners selected and you can check out Youtube.com for our latest "Sandcast" for the results. We as a staff can't say how much we appreciate the support we've received from across the web. A million thanks again to all who extended themselves to help us Make It Better.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2008 | 22:31 EDT
Sandtrooper Collections Update: The Land of Sandtrooper Dan
Up high in the Northwoods!Our Collection Galleries are updated with the addition of the King of Diorama Extreme, Sandtrooper Dan. On a recent vacation I was able to record a gallery of everything his incredible lair has to offer. Do you have new photos of your collection? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2008 | 21:53 EDT
Millennium Falcon: Confirmed!
The team at Galactic Hunter has unearthed the first photo of the denied and often rumored "larger" Millennium Falcon. With the flat out refusal to take questions at Toy Fair they almost had us all thinking it wasn't coming! Check out the hi-rez photo of this beast, and the wait is on.


Posted by: Starfox | 7 April 2008 | 22:46 EDT
Vader: Sith Lord or Diabolical Banker ?
What is better than seeing one Slave Leia? How about 26 top models all dressed like Slave Leia! In a surprising move, the NBC TV Show, Deal or No Deal will be hosting a special 2-hour episode to be aired on April 28th with a Star Wars theme. This show will feature 2 die hard fans going head to head in a "winner take all" match. The special guest banker will be none other than Darth Vader Lord of the Sith and special guest appearances by Carrie Fisher, Chewbacca and R2-D2. Supposedly the models will be replaced by people in Stormtrooper armor for part of the show when the female contestant is playing, no word on whether these are active 501st members or not. To get all the scoop on this upcoming show, please check out the Futon Critic.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2008 | 17:03 EDT
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
This week at we are blowing out our basic action figure stocks! On all Episode III, T.A.C., and Saga 06. They are all marked down 25% so be sure to stock up or fill them missing holes in your collection. All the Gentle Giant Maquettes and Attakus statues have been reduced too! Check out the Battle pack selections as we still have a few of the Target Ultimate Battle Packs in stock. We have a great selection on the latest 2008 T.A.C. vehicles too, so get the lead out. Stay on target and head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A.!

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Posted by: Josh | 6 April 2008 | 15:22 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con
Spring TrainingOur Dewback Patrol was a two-man coordinated attack as it stopped in Kansas City, MO for Planet Comic-Con. Our report has information on what folks brought out to have autographed and what products could be had at this show. While this event was small it was packed full of fun as this trooper dragged an old timer along as we both get ready for San Diego Comic-Con in a few months. For more check out the event report and photos and please make sure to come talk with us about this event in our forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2008 | 13:46 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Premium Format Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike
You wallet will drain with a quickness!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated again with the largest Premium Format figure to date. The battles on Endor were face paced and action packed but how would the Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike meausre up to the rest of the "figures" in the line? Since the unveiling last year at Celebration IV, we've been waiting to see how Sideshow Collectibles would incorporate a "vehicle" into the 1:4 scale line. For more check out the photos and summary, and thanks again to Boba Binks for lighting up our lives once again!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2008 | 13:20 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #457

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We have Tons of great Star Wars vintage has been added to the Brian's Toys website. Practically hundreds of high-graded carded figures are now available. New this week are the Jedi-Con 2008 Shadow Trooper 2-Packs, Funko Bobbleheads, and the first wave of the new Iron Man action figures! Also check out our Indiana Jones section for pre-orders of the brand-new action figures, 12" figures, vehicles, and accessories. For more of a great selection of collectible toys and products, visit our website today!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2008 | 13:19 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report for April. Target (Waukegan, IL) has the Order 66 sets on display by the checkout lanes. Wal-Mart (Waukegan, IL) has the comic packs that include Mouse & Basso, Lt. Judland & Deena Shan, and Clone Commando & Super Battle Droid. TRU (Gurnee, IL) restocked Saga Legends this time with the newer 501st clones. Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL) had 1 Rahm Kota, while Target (Gurnee, IL) had 1 Juno Eclipse from TFU plus Order 66 sets. KB Toys at Gurnee Mills now has the '08 RotS wave in stock. No sign of the other figures from TFU or new Fan Choice Saga Legends. That's all for now. United We Find!”

wrightcombo@juno.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2008 | 3:18 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week we are offering the Master Replicas Mark IX Science Tricorder for the great price of $299.99 (that's 15% off the MSRP of $349.99). The Starfleet Assault Phaser is also 15% off at $384.99 (MSRP of $449.99). Act now, with a low edition size these will go quickly! We'll have just two more Scout & Speeder Bike Premium Format figures arriving in days, pre-order now as we're fairly certain these will be the last we receive.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2008 | 3:01 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroOur next barrage has returned from Hasbro and we again thank them for their continued hand to the collector and hearing our voice. Will the Legacy and Clone Wars have stands or another pack-in? They have given a straight up break down of why we aren't seeing a modular playset! Why didn't the RotS figure of Padme appear "full term"? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage as well! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2008 | 17:32 EDT

Clone Wars: The first products available to pre-order for the highly anticipated fall blockbuster are 7 new Bobble Heads from Funko. Each figure is available at $9.99, and the lineup includes: Captain Rex, Anakin, Grievous, Obi-Wan, Asajj Ventress, Battle Droid, and Ahsoka Tano. Check them all out.

F/X Lightsabers: The Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda F/X Sabers are now back in stock at between $97.99 and $109.99.

Kotobukiya: The latest Koto Statue of Yoda vs. Palpatine is another big one. The box is huge on this item, and the figures look to be nicely sculpted. In stock now at $35 off MSRP at $139.99.

Indiana Jones R.A.H.: The masters at Medicom have been hard at work creating cool 1/6 figures for Indiana Jones. Indy and his father Henry are each up for preorder at $139.99 - $10 under MSRP. There will be a limited supply of these, so be sure to get orders in quickly.

Vintage Departement: We've just started a new feature that will allow you to view ALL the new packaged items the Vintage Department lists each day. There are hundreds of items added per week, many in single quantities. The link below will show you what has been added each day, and we plan to update this link every afternoon around 2:30 to 3:00 Central Time on weekdays. We apologize in advance if the item you are looking for has already sold, this will happen quite often since there are so few pieces of each, but with up to 1000 items a week being run through, you'll have many choices.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2008 | 20:30 EDT
Operation Make It Better: Update!
WE need every one of you Troopers out there!We'd like to thank all of our members for helping us raise over three hundred dollars for our efforts thus far. However due to some recent exposure via the Official Site, we have decided to extend the deadline until midnight Monday April 7, 2007. Please visit our official Make It Better page to see how you can take advantage of our extension and do your part to help our "mercy mission". We ask that you please add your screen name and email address you'd like to be contacted with in the notes box on the donation form. Thanks again to all the supporters and we're very humbled to have this mentioned. There are no losers as we are helping out two very near and dear causes. Stop by and sound off if you have any questions, United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2008 | 12:58 EDT
Update from LucasArts: The Force will Unleash this Fall!
For real this time!?!The team at LucasArts has revealed today the release date of the Force Unleashed. Fans can rest knowing there is a solid confirmation date and our own personal quest to become Vader's Secret Apprentice will begin this fall. There are also details on Spike TV teaming up with LFL to unveil new details about and exclusive footage from the highly anticipated game. Mark your calendar for September 16th and prepare to Unleash the Force! The wait is on and make sure to stop by and join the debate in our community forums! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2008 | 22:15 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Premium Format Princess Leia
It's been years since Carrie looked this good!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated again as we continue to gather what is missing from our good friends at Sideshow Collectibles. The Premium Format line has offered collectors a bigger scale to enjoy Star Wars collecting and Princess Leia is no exeption as the likeness of Carrie Fisher was captured to near perfection. Although this sample was the standard edition we've even managed to add a frame of the exclusive Stormtrooper Blaster that was included with the exclusive version.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2008 | 22:07 EDT
Update from the Action Figure Authority:
We made two great additions to the CGA family in March! First we announced the launch of the Video Game Authority, VGA, to begin grading factory sealed video games from select game systems. The website for this new service will be available by mid-April. Second, we launched our new on-line CGA Store which features both in-stock and custom-sized sliding bottom acrylic cases for virtually any item. For our entire April newsletter visit the forums for specials, convention schedule and the

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2008 | 21:51 EDT
Happy Birthday Creature Cantina.com!
It defies logic, but CreatureCantina.com has managed to survive yet another year on the Web, entertaining and educating the Star Wars collectors of the world with their unique brand of Star Wars satire. Such longevity comes at a price, and this year's price is five autographed photos courtesy of Wattographs.com! Visit the site and you could enter to win an autograph from one of five Star Wars celebs. For more visit Creature Cantina.com for the