April 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2009 | 1:03 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: TLC General Grievous
Our S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier Dustrho has completed repair and resumed production of our live action figure reviews. (Note to Mac users, don't drop it!) Join he and I as we dissect General Grievous from the Legacy Collection. Make sure to add our channel to your favorites and stay tuned for future episodes!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 21:26 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Phase II Dark Trooper!
Keep feedin' me the ammo Troops!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers as the Sandtrooper Blitzkrieg continues! One of the most sought after figures this year might be the Phase II Dark Trooper. This figure will be a good if not the only reason to purchase the five different Wal-Mart exclusive Droid Factory sets. I personally dig the belt buckle! Our glowing eyed S.C.A.L.P. Intel Gorkoracing has posted a nice loose photo of this wonder figure for all eyes to see. For more check out the forums and let us know if this is on your hit list! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 20:43 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: MORE New Clone Wars Photos Surface
Continue the Clone Wars has!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. There are 28 new images of figures, vehicles and even promotional material! We finally have confirmed the Clone Trooper Echo that surfaced in our forums back in February! It is pretty sad that some of the figures hitting pegs currently are already being slated for re-released! To think they'd wonder why collectors are dropping like flies? For more check out the gallery of packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 11:10 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Celebration Japan Exclusives!
There are two new items available now at StarWarsShop.com this week, one that was reported to not make it through U.S. customs at affliate site S.W.A.N.. The Celebration Japan towel could be a great thing to help prevent you from being soaked! Also check out the program book that has dozens of never seen before images. Do not forget to visit the Bargain Bay for the latest sales and clearance.


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 4:25 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Feel the Wrath of Darth Stiller!
Now that more than my son have pointed out the new character that is in the new trailer for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the next question is what is Lord Vader doing in the sequel? Thanks again to Sandtrooper Jokabofe for the link. For more check out joblo.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 4:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Oola & Salacious Crumb
The freak of the week!Our Sandwatch Guides continue with another Power of the Force blast from the past. What a difference eleven years makes! This fan club exclusive was the first time ever you could put Jabba's not so favorite slave into your collections. For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again for Boba Binks for bringing us the freak of the week!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 4:21 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: OTC Holographic Emperor
Fadin to black!Our Sandwatch Guides are doing a little spin and getting back in black with the Holographic Emperor 2004 StarWarsShop exclusive. Would we have purchased this if we knew we'd get pretty much the same the very next year? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again to Boba Binks for going forward and bringing yet another "piece" to our ever-growing Empire!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 4:20 EDT
Update from Fathead.com: Get Bigger and Better!
Fathead wants to give you Troopers the chance to get the best they have at deep discounts! Check out the selection of Star Wars, MLB, NFL, and WWE if you were looking for a great way to add some flavor to your favorite entertainment room. Check out the best-sellers of their REAL.BIG. Wall Graphics, Tradeables, and Skins. Offers will change daily, so make sure you check back often! Don't forget, you can also Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Fathead.com. For more click the banner below to browse the "fat" selection.


  	 Choose your side - Life size Star Wars Fathead



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2009 | 4:19 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Kabe & Muftak
Have a drink on me!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated one of the Fan Club exclusives from the 1998 Power of the Force Collection. Who could forget the snickering Kabe in the Cantina? While most might have thought the little guy couldn't handle the liquor, we now would know they were probably just having a good laugh about their latest job! For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping the party going!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2009 | 22:43 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Clone Wars Photos Surface
Continue the Clone Wars has!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. There are several figures including Obi-Wan Kenobi in Space Suit, Yoda, 4A-7, the Commando Droid and Whorm Loathsom! There is even a shot of the new Anakin on Can-Cell! For more check out the gallery of packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2009 | 14:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Firemen go Stormtrooper!
Can you take the heat?The Fireman in the U.K. are being equipped with a Star Wars like headgear to make their jobs safe. The state-of-the-art helmets have torches, cameras, radio links and can withstand temperatures of over 1000 degrees! The helmet reminds me very much of the Firespeeder Pilot from 2006. For more on the new wave that could be in our firefighting future visit The Telegraph for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2009 | 14:34 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Bioware Controversy
The new MMO from Bioware is creating a buzz of a controversy with one of their latest games. It seems that same-sex do not exist in Star Wars. I can assure you there are same-sex fans, so why would they say these are terms that do not exist in Star Wars? For more check out LA Times blog for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2009 | 8:23 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Bantha with Tusken Raider
Don't call PETA!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the green packaged Power of the Force deluxe beasts. This was the first chance collectors would have to own the Bantha & Tusken Raider, how did the real feel fur hold up? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for capturing the danger of the outskirts of town!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2009 | 14:39 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Jabba's Palace Battle Pack
Hohohohaha!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the most recent battle pack from the Clone Wars that is turning up at various Target locations across the nation. While some of the droid and accesories from Jabba's Palace might be rehashed from older molds, I think many will like the mouth-moving feature on the Clone Wars Jabba. It's too bad they cut the set a figure short and still could charge what they do! Enough with the Jibba-Jabba, for more check out photos and summary of what might just be hitting in your area!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2009 | 14:33 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Jabba's Skiff Guards
Not as fresh as a summer breeze!Our Sandwatch Guides have been once again updated the last of the green packaged Power of the Force cinema scenes. The decade old trifecta of Jabba's Skiff Guards was to be found in an abundant supply. Do you remember how much you enjoyed picking up Klaatu, Barada, & Nikto? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for the outstanding tour down memory lane!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2009 | 14:27 EDT
Update from Styin Online: Get your Gear On!
Take advantage of huge spring savings at the Stylin' Online Star Wars selection. There are so many different ways to add the Force to your wardrobe. They have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, belt buckles and patches. For more click below to browse their massive inventory today!


Stylin Online - T-Shirts



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2009 | 18:49 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Scramble on Yavin Battle Pack
Huh? No Han, Luke or Vader!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the most recent battle pack from the Legacy Collection that is hitting shelves. There are the rare occasions and Hasbro delivers on something fans have been hoping to see for years. The Scramble on Yavin does a great job of delivering a fresh, all-new look for your Rebel base! For more check out photos and summary of the newest in new. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2009 | 18:49 EDT

eFX Replica X-Wing: This high quality replica is limited to 1000 pieces, we were only able to get a few of them and they are in stock now at $1199.99.

UQS Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Ultimate Quarter Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure (Episode IV) features an elaborate fabric wardrobe including robe, belt, boots, and hooded outer robe, and is equipped with a blue lightsaber. In stock now
at $69.99.

Gentle Giant: We have several new pre-orders, including: the Star Wars Chess Board with 32 collectible pewter figures, in luxurious silver and gold finishes. The awesome Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite statue! This is one of the cooler statues we've seen in a while - Boba Fett is flanked by two accompanying Stormtroopers as he leads the way. For all you mini-bust fans, make sure to check out the Darth Talon taken from the best-selling Dark Horse Comics series.

Rebel & Imperial Rings: Very cool Imperial and Rebel rings made of sterling silver and each priced $30 below MSRP at $169.99. Sizes 10 and 12 are available - take a look!

Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Anakin VS. Asajj Diorama, depicting one of the fiercest rivalries in the Star Wars Universe. The detailed sculpture captures the intensity of the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Dark Side. Preorders are set at $279.99!

Hasbro Battle Packs: This assortment is up for pre-order at $94.99 and includes one each of: 1x AT-TE Assault Squad, Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt, Search for R2-D2 (not currently pictured), Geonosis Assault.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2009 | 18:48 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Purchase of the Droids
What are you trying to push on us!?!Our Sandwatch Guides have been once again updated with another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1997. The Purchase of the Droids set was was the first time you could get Owen Lars but was the extra Luke Skywalker and C-3PO necessary? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for taking us all back to the "scene of the crime"! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2009 | 18:34 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 513

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2009 Legacy Collection Wave 1 is NOW IN STOCK! As well, we have pre-orders for Legacy Wave 3 available. eFX Luke's Red Five X-Wing Model is also back in stock. If that didn't sweeten the pot enough for you, the Ultimate 1/4 Obi-Wan Kenobi has arrived and we have plenty of G.I. Vintage Vehicles Loose available. Details and other great products are on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2009 | 18:27 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Bea Arthur Passes
Bea Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" died Saturday. She was 86. Star Wars fans will remember her from the infamous Christmas special, we would like to pass along our condolences and take a moment to reflect on her great career. For more check out the LA Times for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2009 | 22:11 EDT
STTV: One LAST Look
We have one last clip of the showroom in New York City from our tour with Hasbro. Dustrho has salvaged the last of the video and added it to our YouTube channel!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2009 | 12:44 EDT
Images Reloaded: Legacy Collection Wave I
We have updated our on-site Images Section with the first wave of figures from the Legacy Collection for 2009. We all have deep love for the Empire Strikes Back, but how did Hasbro do with this latest wave? Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. This wave will be in stock and shipping soon as is the latest wave from the Clone Wars collection.

`09|#38 Luke Skywalker™ - Medical Frigate
`09|#39 Emperor Palpatine™ with Lightsaber
`09|#40 Captain Needa™ with Blaster Pistol
`09|#41 Princess Leia™ with Blaster Pistol
`09|#42 Hoth Trooper™ with Cannon
`09|#43 Ugnaught™ with work station
`09|#XX U-3PO™ Build-A-Droid




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2009 | 12:42 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: AotC Obi-Wan Kenobi
Can we get a Count Dooku now?We have just updated our Sandwatch Guides with the latest 1/6th scale figures from Sideshow Collectibles. The Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi might have put a frown on the face of those who'd have rather seen other characters first, but how would he stack up to other versions? Is the exclusive with just a tiny Kamino dart worth the extra cash for the exclusive? Even to the Josh!?! For more check out the photos and summary from the talents of team Sandtrooper. United We Find!



Posted by: The_Josh | 24 April 2009 | 1:38 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow announced the next amazing item in their Premium Format line. The former Jedi turned Sith Count Dooku will be coming up for order quite soon. So make sure you stay near your computer next week as it may just hit the next newsletter. Up for order this week is the amazing looking Asajj vs Anakin Diorama which will be sure to look amazing among the other pieces in that line. Sideshow also announced the number of Comic Con Exclusives this year and Star Wars will be represented again. Make sure you check out this weeks Sideshow Newsletter for more detailed information.

Anakin VS Asajj Diorama



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2009 | 21:23 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: MORE new Clones!
Here they come Troopers!Our scavenger S.C.A.L.P. team is at it again and our glowing eyed friend Gorkoracing has posted several new photos of two new Hasbro figures from the Clone Wars TV series. We know the one wearing the blue armor is Captain Argyus, but we're still trying to determine the name of the other trooper. While we can only guess we'll see at Comic-Con, visit our forums for a close up. Sound off with other Troops and Scavengers in the Sandtrooper / Jawa Community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2009 | 21:16 EDT
Area Report: New Battle Packs Spotted!
Stay on Target!On routine Patrol tonight I spotted the new Scramble on Yavin and Jabba's Palace at a local area Target store. Both sets together were close to $53.00! It was exciting just to see something new hit the shelves and both sets look way better in person than any pictures could show off. If you were on the hunt make sure to stay on Target. Stop by our forums and sound off your thoughts on these two sets!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2009 | 14:47 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: SDCC Exclusives Surface!
The summer isn't quite sizzling yet, but the exclusives from Comic-Con have surfaced in the forums of SirStevesGuide and Rebelscum. We have to admit the Luke Skywalker, even with a ladder, isn't much to get excited about if you've been collecting for years. However the Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander slipped through the fingers of many Troopers last year when Game Stop did a poor job with distribution. For more visit the two "Super-Powers" for a glimpse of what is going to be on the radar of most this summer!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2009 | 14:47 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Whole Lotta Leia!
Sure thing your Worship!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the four Princess Leia Collection deluxe figure sets from 1997. This would be the first time Hasbro would integrate cloth soft goods into the modern line. Would we rather see something like these or Unleashed Battle Packs? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for the revival of the Force!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2009 | 18:09 EDT

New Hasbro: We've listed a variety of new figures, battle packs, vehicels, and toys, take a look at these:

Y-Wing & ARC-170

Animated & Wave 7

Comic 2-packs
Battle Packs Wave 3

Lightsabers

Vehicles


Cases & Stands: These stands and bases come directly from Hasbro, they will protect and display many different types of Star Wars figures - take a look at the items here.

Mighty Muggs: These waves of Mighty Muggs will not be available at mass market stores, Hasbro has made them direct mareket exclusives. We've stocked up on wave 1 and 2 - each new assortment contains 4 brand new figures and is available at $49.99!

Sideshow Collectibles: This beautiful piece stands around 17-inch tall and features Slave Leia in the sexiest costume of the original trilogy - in stock now at $234.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2009 | 14:30 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Vehicles Boxed and Loose!
Lets hope the scale is right!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just discovered. There are two new vehicles heading our way and while not too many are excited about the Super Vulture Droid, the Magnaguard Fighter will be hunted for sure! For more check out the gallery of four packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2009 | 13:37 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: 501st helps in the "Battle for Life"
The Force knows no limits as 501st member Jeff Romanoff was given the ultimate gift from fellow member Eric Seeman. The kidney recipient would need a transplant to survive a battle with cancer. This is the second time this has happend this year and the generocity of the Legion never ceases to amaze. Thanks again to Jedichirp for the link! To watch the video clip visit Yahoo.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2009 | 21:53 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Premium Format Slave Princess Leia
Does not look like a dude!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles. The Slave Princess Leia exclusive would require most Troopers to install a drool bucket under their chin as it is one of the most incredible pieces yet! With an extra crumb and an amazing likeness of Carrie Fisher, is this one worth several hundred dollars? For more, check out the summary and photos. Make sure to join in for some great commentary in our community forums. Thanks again to Boba Binks and Lil_Louie for the photos and outstanding team effort. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2009 | 21:45 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 512

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Our FREE ITEMS promotion has been extended until next Tuesday! Order some of our new items on our current newsletter and get something free. 2009 Star Wars Mighty Muggs are in stock. Details and other great products are on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2009 | 21:43 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Mynock Hunt
As hard as to find could be in '99!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another Sandtastic Power of the Force cinema scene from 1998. The Mynock Hunt set was about as hard to find as you could get for the time. With a never before made Mynock and removable gas masks, was this set the ultimate? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks once again, and stay on the lookout for a few more blasts from the past.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2009 | 14:44 EDT
Sandwatch Preview: B.B.T.S. confirms new Battle Packs
Our sponsor BigBadToystore.com has posted new images of the rumored battle packs from Hasbro. There is the Gelagrub Patrol, Commando Droids, Ewoks and Geonosis Assualt that will surely be sought after by many. For more check out the image below and visit their website to pre-order your set!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2009 | 0:02 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Still Ruling the Galaxy!
While drying my crying eyes over the Knicks missing the post-season once again, I found an interesting article while trying to avoid the sports section in one of my favorite east coast papers. You just might want to check out "Why is Everything On Television Referencing Star Wars" to see how the greatest sci-fi saga is taking over your favorite TV show! For more visit the New York Times for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2009 | 23:49 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: New Anakin vs. Asajj Diorama!
The latest newsletter from Sideshow shows off a glimpse of their latest polystone diorama. Check out the teaser video that just went live tonight. Also take note the 12-inch Darth Vader figure has been delayed, but you can still get on the wait list! They have also added Ki-Adi-Mundi (web exclusive) to their second chance menu. You can also get another crack at the Exclusive Stormtrooper and Obi-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Knight 12-inch figures. For more click below for the latest news and sales.

Darth Vader - Ep IV  Exclusive- 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2009 | 23:47 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Special Edition Luke Skywalker
You'll never see this again!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the best offer of all time for any figure. If you managed to buy a ticket for the Return of the Jedi Special Edition back in 1997, you might have made an extra trip to the car just to keep your special edition Luke Skywalker off the floor! For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again for Boba Binks for helping us remember the good ol' days!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2009 | 10:25 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: R.I.P. Starlog Magazine
In the growing trend of the extinction of newspapers and magazines, there is another sad casualty to report to the list. I'm sure many of us can remember browsing through Starlog at the grocery store or news stand with the likes of Cracked and Mad magazine. Like many publications, Starlog will live on in an online format. For more check out Entertainment Weekly for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2009 | 23:43 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: West Coast Choppers Helmet Complete!
West Coast Trooper!For those of you who have been paying attention to the 501st blog on the TK project, they have a very impressive addition to their unique collection of helmets. The SoCal Garrison has teamed up with none other than Jesse James! For more check out the blog for the super wicked west coast paintjob photos and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2009 | 23:30 EDT
Dewback Preview: Less than ONE week to Go!
With a nearly sold out hotel block and less than one week to go we wanted to send out another reminder about our Steel City Con Special. Mr. Daniels will only be charging $25 flat fee for autographs. Looking for some excitement after the show on Saturday? In a special arrangement with the Andy Warhol Museum we are able to offer an After Party Event on Friday the 24th at 7:30pm! (Sorry! We originally said that it was Saturday night). The location will be at the Andy Warhol Museum and admission will be 1/2 off the regular price. Those who attend will be able to see the Vader Project. For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 19:35 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: TRU Exclusive V-Wing Fighter
More paint, more money!Our Sandwatch Guides have been red-hot today, so why not give you Troopers a look at another Toys R Us Exclusive? The price tag on this one will make you wish you'd grabbed the V-Wing the first time around!! Does this warrant a $39.99 price tag? For more check out the photos and summary on the second of new offerings that are in stores now!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 19:35 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: B'omarr Monk Mail-Away
A grand doorman!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated yet another Power of the Force mail-away figures from 1997. This was a great time to be a collector, as you could use the Kenner mail-away to finally add the B'omarr Monk to our collections. For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again for Boba Binks laying down the cover fire once again!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 19:33 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: TRU Exclusive Hailfire Droid
More paint, more money!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the latest Toys R Us Exclusives. Check out the sleek new paintjob Hasbro put on the Hailfire Droid! You can almost say this warrants a $39.99 price tag? Are they insane? For more check out the photos and summary on the latest offerings from Geoffery Giraffe!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 17:15 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Han Solo Hoth LIVE!
So cool he doesn't NEED this jacket!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another great product from Diamond Select. The accuracy of this figure might leave you thinking the only thing left out was the cold! Would it be enough to justify a $79.99 price tag? For more check out the second figure of the ultimate quarter scale. We can only say this line can speak for itself! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 17:14 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Jedi Spirits
Three wise men!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1998. The set of the Jedi Spirits is one of the few chances you'll have to get a sculpt of the late and great Sebastian Shaw! For more, check out the revamped guide. Warning screwdriver not included!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2009 | 15:18 EDT
Update from the Official Site: Jedi Starfighter Installation!
Reach for the Sky!If you missed our mission from the Clone Wars exhibit in Indianapolis, IN, the official site has posted a very cool video from the exhibit. You can see the team as they carefully install this prequel beauty. Don't forget, this event is being held at the Children's Musuem of Indianapolis and is running through January 31, 2010. If you do need to back track, visit the event summary from the debut of the exhibit!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2009 | 16:49 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Obi-Wan Kenobi LIVE!
Is it finally the ultimate?Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the latest offerings from Diamond Select. We might be a little biased with the creator of the package art, but it appears the great Dave Dorman has outdone himself yet again! How's the figure? We didn't even think it would be on the shelves for at least another month. For more check out the third figure of the ultimate quarter scale. Stay tuned as we'll soon be profiling none other than the "old smoothie"!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2009 | 16:49 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Obi-Wan Kenobi Mail-Away
I see through you!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the Power of the Force mail-away figures from 1997. What could stop the combined forces of Hasbro and Frito-Lay pizza flavored potato chips? This might be a figure you could be lucky enough to find for the exact price of the shipping and handling from that very year. For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks again for Boba Binks and his never-ending hunger!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2009 | 9:14 EDT
Happy Easter Troopers:
Happy Easter!If you were fortunate enough to have lived during the Original Trilogy, you'll no doubt remember how special that time was for you. As a Star Wars fan and collector, I can remember the exact moment the love for collecting would become an important part of life. Now that I'm much older and can share the hobby with my own children, it is very enjoyable to look back at the great memories. We hope you all enjoy this holiday to the fullest, and most of all don't forget the reason why we celebrate Easter in the first place. He is risen, and we can only hope his message will be remembered in a time when the world so greatly needs it!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2009 | 20:33 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 511

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We have tons of new pre-orders such as the Sideshow 12" Lando Calrissian and Clone Wars Wave 4 with Obi-Wan in Space Suit and Clone Trooper Echo. More Vintage has also been added, including 12-back AFA figures. For more great products check out our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2009 | 20:32 EDT
Affiliate Update: Customs Corner
The Customs Corner via theJawa.com does a great job of showing off the creativity and skill that can be found in our community forums. The red-hot feature is an animated Cad Bane from forum member jokabofe. You can find this bad boy listed on Ebay under the same name if you are interested in adding him to your collection! That is of course if you can't wait for Hasbro's version. For more visit our community forums for photos and the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2009 | 18:52 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received the latest round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for 2009. What's the latest on the Force F/X lightsabers? Are there any plans to release some of the older, hard-to-find figures in the Saga Legends line any time soon? Are there more gunship repaints planned to coincide with The Clone Wars cartoon? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also have a set for this round for theJawa.com so make sure to check our our glowing-eyed friends too. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Boba Binks | 10 April 2009 | 15:03 EDT
Area Report: "Exclusive" vehicles Land at Toys R Us!
In case you were looking!I went on my weekly Friday run to Toys-R-Us and I spotted the TRU repack exclusives of the Hailfire Droid with General Grievous and the V-Wing Fighter with Clone Pilot. From the looks of the packaging it looks as if they are not just mere repacks but repaints as well. The V-Wing looks all nice and clean, not dirty like the general release and the Hailfire Droid is all painted up a solid bright blue not like the past blue and silver repaint. For $39.99 each I passed until the old wallet is full again. Plus they are Toys-R-Us exclusives so I have a feeling they will be around for awhile.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2009 | 17:05 EDT
Dewback Preview: Tour of Duty!
You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!Well this isn't really a mission as much as it is a group strategy session. I had some rather interesting company last night and today as Sandtrooper Godfather Anthony Forrest stopped by for refueling and supplies at my Chicagoland compound. He is nearly complete on a cross-country journey moving from Los Angeles to Toronto, Canada! For more check out the tour bus photos and stay tuned to our Dewback Patrol menu for more from what might just be our new mobile battle station or "the Sandcrawler".



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2009 | 15:42 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Geonosis Diorama from Hell!
Revenge of the Ricans!We have updated our Dewback Patrol with coverage from the latest gathering from the Club de Coleccionistas de Figuras de Accion de from Puerto Rico. Our S.C.A.L.P. operative Luis Gonzales has sent a great report with one of the most impressive Geonosis dioramas ever seen! For more check out the event summary and 43 photos from their latest gathering! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2009 | 9:32 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 1:1 General Grievous
Crush them!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest life-sized bust from Sideshow Collectibles. The price tag on this one might just make your wallet suffer, but if you did throw down that much coin you would know this piece is well worth it. For more check out the photos and summary of this massive piece. Thanks again to Lil_Louie (the Rookie) and Boba Binks for a great team effort!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2009 | 9:02 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've featured the Gentle Giant stormtrooper deluxe, ultimate Emperor Palpatine 1:4 scale & snowspeeder easykit pre-orders. Snowspeeder cinema scenes, Lego Darth Vader's TIE fighter, legacy white TIE Fighter, 6 new titanium diecasts, 14 new legacy figures in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2009 | 3:44 EDT
Dewback Preview: Operation Sand Rover!
The Motor City Comic-Con is getting geared up and ready to roar May 15-17 2009. The guest list has been updated with Carrie Fisher, Anthony Forrest and many other pop culture celebs. The Dewback Patrol will be in full effect as the Sandtrooper Battle Station will expand on what is formerly known as "The Bunker". We will also assist the Great Lakes Garrison with a few prizes for the Droid Hunt! We hope our Midwest ground forces can join us. For hotel and ticket information visit their website for complete details.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2009 | 3:33 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Cinema Scenes - Jabba's Dancers
Some very kinky girls!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another Power of the Force cinema scene from 1998. The set of Jabba the Hutt's Dancers will bring you back to a glorious time. These super freaks didn't need that classic Rick James cut for you collectors to have the desire to bring them home to mother! If you didn't want to let your spirits down, check out the revamped guide. I am very happy Ak-Rev and his drum set are more than an insert these days!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2009 | 15:56 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Decoded!
If the first record-setting season of Clone Wars wasn't enough, now the team at LFL is going to premiere Star Wars the Clone Wars decoded. For all of you trivia hounds out there, this is a great chance to learn more about the animated series. This sounds like a high-tech version of pop-video, but decide for yourself! For more check out Newsarama for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2009 | 1:23 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 510

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We received the G.I. Joe Hall of Heroes set and the Sideshow General Grievous Life-Size Bust in this week at Brian's Toys! Tons of new Star Wars Vintage AFA has been added as well, along with new G.I. Joe Sideshow 12" Pre-Orders. For more of a great selection check out our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2009 | 0:10 EDT
Images Reloaded: Clone Wars Wave V
We have updated our on-site 2009 Images Section with the fifth wave of animated figures from the Clone Wars. Check out all four new figures: Jar Jar Binks, Rocket Battle Droid, Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps) and Kit Fisto. Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. This wave is in stock and now shipping as is the latest wave from the legacy collection.

`09|#24 Jar Jar Binks™ with Jedi Robe
`09|#25 Rocket Battle Droid™ with Firing Boarding Claw
`09|#26 Clone Trooper - 41st Elite Corps™ with Firing Missile Launcher
`09|#27 Kit Fisto™ with Firing Backpack Launcher




Posted by: Boba Binks | 2 April 2009 | 15:36 EDT
Area Report: Exclusive NOT so Exclusive!
Again? Already!?!I saw this today on my way home at Toys-R-Us. For $19.99 each you can get former Wal-Mart exclusives Force Unleashed 3-packs at Toys-R-Us for $19.99 each. Sorry for the bad cell phone picture. Other than that, not too much else that I'd consider "new"! Best of luck to you Troopers.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2009 | 14:45 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con 2009
Accept no cheap imitations!The largest selection of Star Wars conventions and events in the world is updated with a report from Planet Comic-Con this past weekend. Our dedicated staffer "The Josh" was able to slip in and and gather some photos and recon work. The Star Wars guests on hand were Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tom Kane (Yoda CW). For more check out the event summary and 18 photos from the show!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2009 | 16:34 EDT

Clearance Sale: We've added hundreds of items to our sale menus, cleared off hundreds more that have sold out, and further reduced pricing on around 1000 items. There are over 2200 items currently priced 20% to 90% off, with about 800 different items with discounts of 50% or more! Its looking to be a busy spring with a lot of important new items on the way, help us clear some room and take advantage of our lowest prices ever on a variety of items!

Clone Wars: A nice looking wave that includes Padme, Space Clone Trooper, Magna Guard Droid, Jar Jar (Jedi Robe), Battle Droid (Jet Pack), Clone Trooper (New Deco - Green), Kit Fisto. Sets, Singles & Cases are available. We also have wave six available for pre-order.

Legacy Collection: This case gives you one 2x Space Trooper and one each of 10 other figures from wave 5. Parts to build extra droids are included and the case is in stock now at $99.99!

F/X Lightsabers: We've restocked all the Hasbro Force F/X Lightsabers, including: Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skwalker (ESB). Luke is available at $109.99 and all the rest are $99.99.

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

Gentle Giant: Another cool driver gets the bust treatment from Gentle Giant. Reserve your Snowtrooper now at $49.99, a must have for fans of The Empire Strikes Back!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2009 | 13:39 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Battle Packs!
Sick of Troopers? Say it ain't so!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that has just landed on our radar. We have been waiting for the Scramble on Yavin since 1978 and the Clone Wars Jabba's Palace is going to have animated collectors begging for Xiro! For more check out the gallery of four packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2009 | 13:31 EDT
Affiliate Update: Happy Birthday Creature Cantina.com!
This April Fool's Day CreatureCantina.com marks their 8-year anniversary with an enormous update and a special contest! CreatureCantina.com has delivered satire and wit to the Star Wars collecting community for more than 75% of a decade now, and such longevity is certainly worthy of commemoration. So they've partnered with sponsors Gus Lopez & Duncan Jenkins, Sideshow Collectibles Inc., and Brian's Toys to reward their readers with a bevy of fantastic prizes! If you're in the mood for a laugh or want a chance to win some amazing stuff, visit CreatureCantina.com and join in the festivities!