April 2010

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2010 | 20:06 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Highlights this week include a restock of several popular Gentle Giant Mini-Busts and Sideshow Exclusive 12-inch. And not to break our fabulous streak of awesome Vintage, we have new Vintage AFA Star Wars available again! We knew you were excited. But prepare yourself for tomorrow, May 1st, because Brian's Toys has a special treat for all Star Wars and G.I. Joe collectors-alike!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2010 | 14:02 EDT
Update from Steel City Con: Jake Lloyd to attend Upcoming Show
We are very proud to announce that Jake Lloyd will be doing a Signing Appearance at the upcoming Steel City Con! Jake portrayed the young Anakin Skywalker in Episode I! It is important to note that this is a rare appearance and Jake's first ever in Pennsylvania! Many of you might also remember Jake as Arnold Schwarzenegger's son in the Holiday Motion Picture Jingle All the Way! For more ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth Zombius | 30 April 2010 | 13:37 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Free Comic Book Day!
Check your local Shop!I just wanted to remind you Troopers that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day 2010. I had a blast last year. Going from shop to shop getting free comics and toys. I felt like a looter in a riot! It's also a good day to take the kids out and get them into comics as well. This year I am really looking forward to seeing where IDW and Hama take Marvels RAH series. Color me giddy. Also the Iron Man War Machine HeroClix looks cool. Who can't have more War Machine toys? Especially free ones? For more check out the local participation in your area and get the



Posted by: The_Josh | 30 April 2010 | 0:33 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter Update
Last week Sideshow announced the next dio to join their range of Dioramas. This week we get another 1:6th scale figure to eventually join our collections. Captain Rex from the new Clone Wars series will be joining the ranks of the armored figures from Sideshow. Rex's PPO will be next Friday, May 7th at noon CST. You can check out all the info here at the Captain Rex preview Page. After you're done come by and give us yours thoughts in the Captain Rex thread.

Captain Rex 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2010 | 6:31 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Chewbacca TLC #31
Ok so we're a little behind with our monthly Q & A with Hasbro and I regret to inform you that I am having some difficulty dealing with the schedule. I've been a little busy with our decade of decadence ten year tour, and yes we are having some communication issues with the big H. Am I upset? Not in the least bit, in fact it gives me a moment to go back and revisit Chewbacca #31 from the Legacy Collection. Click below to see perhaps one of my most entertaining reviews yet. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2010 | 15:10 EDT
Sandtrooper Jokabofe Reports: Behind the scenes at Skywalker Ranch
Our forum also has directed us towards another video clip from G4 the other night, this time we get to go behind the scenes at Skywalker Ranch. Click below if you forgot to set your DVR!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2010 | 13:29 EDT

Jabba's Palace Bookends: This set shows Leia as Boushh trying to free Han of the Carbonite while a Gamorrean Guard and Boba Fett walk their rounds. The set measures 14" wide by 9" tall, and is listed at $224.99, saving you $25 off the MSRP.

Kubricks: The second wave of Deluxe Star Wars Kubricks includes Chewbacca with goggles, Hot Han Solo, Hoth Leia Organa, Hoth Luke Skywalker, a Snowtrooper and R-3P0, along with the pieces to assemble a bonus AT-ST unit. We have the box of 12 listed at $199.99, or the Master Case of 48 (including chase figure) at $699.99, saving you $100 off the 4x box price.

Yoda vs. Darth Sidious Diorama: Sideshow's latest diorama for Star Wars is the Senate Duel which shows Yoda and Darth Sidious engaged in battle in the Senate chamber. This fantastic collectible is listed at $239.99, $10 off MSRP, and is set to arrive this fall.

Star Wars Talking Plushies: A number of new talking plush Star Wars characters have been announced. We've got the 4" mini talking plush clip-on set of 4 (Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2, Chewbacca) listed at $35.99, as well as 9" talking versions of all four figures at $19.99 each, and even a 15" talking Yoda plush, priced at $39.99.

Gentle Giant: The latest Clone Wars Animated maquette shows Kit Fisto, the Nautolan Jedi wielding twin green lightsabers. This statue is listed at $84.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP. Also available for pre-order is the Force Unleashed Darth Vader mini-bust. The Dark Lord of the Sith features his armor and outfit burnt and tattered, with exposed mechanics and more. This piece is listed at $53.99, $6 off the MSRP.

Diamond Select: This new bank shows C-3P0 and R2-D2 traversing the surface of Tatooine, and is priced at $23.99.

Funko: We've restocked dozens of Wacky Wobblers, from Marvel to South Park, Alice in Wonderland to Star Wars, Betty Boop to Elvis, Star Trek and more - check out the new arrivals under your favorite menus.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2010 | 9:25 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Figures with Vehicles & More!
Gorko back at it!We have a couple of new vehicle with figure sets to show off this morning, first is Anakin Skywalker & the Naboo Star Skiff. The second is Plo Koon & Speeder Bike and finally a couple of boxed shots for the R/C Hailfire Droid. I bet Dave Filoni had something to do with us seeing yet another Plo Koon. For more, check out the photo gallery and sound off on these in our community forums! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 April 2010 | 8:59 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Target TIE Fighter Reviewed
How many is too many?Our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier has returned to active duty and producing new episodes of Sandwatch Live for our entertainment. The Target TIE Fighter wasn't very impressive with a whopping $39.99 price tag, Dustrho managed to pick one up on clearance and compare it to an older TIE Fighter. How would the "realistic" cockpit design stack up with previous versions? For more, check out the coolest thing to come out of an Aurora, IL basement since Wayne's World! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2010 | 23:05 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Attack of the Show meets Boba Fett!
Check out the appearance of Daniel Logan and Jaime King on G4's Attack of the Show! Need I say more?



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2010 | 14:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Ashley Eckstein to debut Her Universe
What is up in Her Universe?While on a routine Dewback Patrol last month at Planet Comic-Con, we had the chance to hang out for a little bit with Ashley Eckstein and when she said there were a few other projects in the works involving Star Wars, I'm guessing this is one of the many. "The voices of female Star Wars and science-fiction fans have been heard! Recognizing a need and a desire for merchandise created especially for the female fan, actress Ashley Eckstein - the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the hit animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars - has created Her Universe a new clothing line featuring fashionable, feminine products for fangirls." For the complete press release check out the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2010 | 13:37 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: What's Dat at Yak?
Our friends at Yakface.com have posted a new list of Hasbro product info, and there are quite a few new items that I'm sure most of us have never heard about before. For more, check out the complete list by visiting the sanctuary of the Sail Barge to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2010 | 13:25 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: No, It's a Crap!
Go ahead and take a dump on the Admiral!You can say 2010 has been a year of highs and lows for Admiral Ackbar. From being a possible candidate to replace a college mascot, to what forum member Darth Zombius discovered at Geekologie.com! While not an official product, I'm sure many of us can appreciate taking a dump on one the key members of the Rebellion. For more check out the article, and make sure to stop back and visit our forums and drop the duece on us!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 12:04 EDT
Dewback Preview: Motor City Comic-Con
The next stop on our "Decade of Decadence" U.S. tour will be the Motor City Comic-Con in Novi, MI next month. Check out the short clip below to preview the show. We'll have our "Battle Station" orbiting the show all weekend, so make sure to stop by to see what sort of giveaway we'll have during our ground assault. There are several other guests, vendors and entertainment lined up, so visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 12:03 EDT
Update from Gentle Giant: New PGM Gift & Pre-Orders
Got Dues?There were a couple of announcements from Gentle Giant this past week, the first being the new Premium Guild Member gift of the Shadow Guard mini-bust. If you haven't paid your dues this year, you might want to update your membership status! They also made the Jabba's Palace bookends available for pre-order. While they are a little expensive, PGM members get an exclusive unmasked Leia and Jawa to cushion that blow to your wallet and bring a little more character to that awesome display!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 11:15 EDT
Affiliate Update: B.O.G.O. Sale at TRU!
There is a great sale at Toys R Us both online and at brick and mortar stores. You can now buy one, get one for 50% off on all Star Wars action figures, books and Lego sets. Don't wait too long as this offer expires May 1, 2010. This would be a great thing if you discovered the EU wave most of us are looking for!

Toys R Us



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 11:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Vintage Figures Surface
Time to go way back!We have a Sandwatch Sneak Peek of a couple of the new vintage figures from Hasbro. Check out Dak Ralter and the AT-AT Commander, as both look pretty sleek with the bucket on / off option. Your Battle of Hoth has never been so complete, as Dak hasn't looked this good since right before the foot of the AT-AT crushed him! Check out both loose shots of each in our latest photo gallery. You can guess if these are surfacing on Ebay, it might just be a matter of weeks before they hit retail locations.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 11:03 EDT
Affliate Update: Zillo Beast invades StarWarsShop!
You Troopers saw the Zillo Beast crush Coruscant last week, and Lucasfilm Animation has devised a limited edition print celebrating his, er, arrival! Designed in the spirit of the Japanese Godzilla movie posters, this Acme Archives limited edition 19x24-inch (18x23-inch image area) Fine Art Lithograph is limited to just 200 hand-numbered pieces and is a StarWarsShop exclusive! They also just received new iPhone(TM) cases, belts, t-shirts and much more -- a galaxy of fun products await you by clicking below at StarWarsShop.com!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 10:51 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Obi-Wan VS. Anakin Diorama
Our forum member Rodan has put together a nice, small diorama using just a few of the 30th Anniversary collection figures. Check out the light up base he added to Obi-Wan, Anakin and the Mustafar Lava Panning Droid. We'll be looking forward to seeing any additions to your world of Mustafar! Great work with the LED's and thanks again for sharing. Make sure to jump into the forums for the "how-to" from Danul!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 10:46 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Super Shogun "Attacks" the Show!
Taking it to new heights?"The Stormtrooper Super Shogun hits national television this Monday! Here is the lowdown on G4's Attack of the Show and their continuing Epic April promotion. Tune into G4 next week as its popular Attack of the Show celebrates all things Star Wars with exclusive clips and interviews. Here's a peek at what's coming up: Monday, April 26th @ 7pm: Jaime King and Daniel Logan are in the studio to discuss The Clone Wars season finale, and they're bringing an exclusive scene with them! As a bonus, G4 will be giving away a Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun Collectible to a lucky viewer. The sweepstakes prize of the Star Wars: Stormtrooper Super Shogun is a Pre-Release Artist’s Proof, and is the first item released to the public of this Limited Edition collectible." For more on this story, check out their website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 April 2010 | 10:45 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Why the High Prices?
Our own Walt "Phenix" Crowley has provided us with a little insight behind the Hasbro price hike last year. There was some very interesting information published, so jump into our forums for the details and link to the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2010 | 18:01 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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We have 5 huge pre-orders from Gentle Giant and Sideshow Collectibles. Get the Senate Duel, which portrays a friendly debate over financial reform. Check out the Jabba's Palace Bookends, because your growing Star Wars Expanded Universe book collection may need it. We have plenty of AFA-graded Vintage that have also been added, including incredibly rare R2-D2 and Luke 12-Backs! For more of a great selection from our newsletter check out our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2010 | 15:42 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: TFU TRU Sets
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the two latest sets of exclusive figures hitting your local Toys R Us stores. The Force Unleashed sets offer several repainted figures, but more important two versions of Galen Marek, a retooled Juno Eclipse and a one of a kind in fan favorite Proxy. For more check out the latest review and summary of both. While I'm not a big fan of repacks, I think both warrant a visit to Geoffrey Giraffe. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know if you're adding more to your "FU" shelf! Also note you can get them for $24.99 each using the coupon book they have at or near the registers.




Posted by: The_Josh | 22 April 2010 | 23:18 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
Last week Sideshow announced the next dio to join their range of Dioramas. This week the Yoda vs Darth Sidious is up for pre-order. Make sure you take the time to pre-order via our link at the bottom of this news article. Afterwords make sure stop by our thread and post with us your thoughts on the new Yoda vs Darth Sidious diorama. Also don't forget to check out the information on everything else in this weeks Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter!

Senate Duel: Yoda Vs Darth Sidious Diroama



Posted by: dustrho | 22 April 2010 | 22:13 EDT
CYPHAN Event Coming in Late June!
CYPHAN is the Midwest's very own Sci-Fi / Fantasy convention for costumers, collectors, gamers and any other Frakker that likes the genre and wants to have a good time! It will be held at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL, between June 25-27, 2010. For more information on the event, please visit www.cyphan.com. Hope to see you there!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2010 | 14:51 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New TFU Mini-bust and More at GGC.com!
Is this going on your FU shelf?Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have posted several new images of upcoming Gentle Giant products. For more check out the latest photos that will blow your mind. There is a new animated Kit Fisto and a Force Unleashed Darth Vader mini-bust. You'll also like the new book ends as well! Don't forget to sound off in our forums. We haven't seen these since last summer, and it's great to see they should be hitting the market soon.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2010 | 13:26 EDT

15% Off Sale: From now until Friday - save 15% on everything we carry except New and Preorder / Backorder items! Thousands of items are on sale and we've just removed the 'New' designation from hundreds more. Graphic Novels, Vintage Department, Toys, Statues, Busts and many other items are included. Just browse through your favorite menus to view the sale items.

Movie, Cartoon & Game Drinks: Star Trek Romulan Ale, Gears of War Imulsion Drink, Mega Man E-Tank, Donkey Kong Jungle Juice, Simpsons Flaming Moe - check out these and many other energy drinks & novelty items from Boston America - they are a lot of tasty fun.

Airwolf Model Kits: Aoshima is re-releasing their Airwolf helicopter model kits. You can choose between the regular version at $52.99, or the Extra Parts version with additional etched pieces, which are currently in stock at $59.99.

BBTS Exclusives: We've received our Traditional Colors Megaro & Kumonga from Y-MSF. These figures are done in traditional greys and greens, and we have them priced singly at $59.99 each, or you can pick up the pair for $109.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2010 | 13:17 EDT
Update from Ecko.com: 25% Off Clearance Sale!
Now through Sunday at Midnight, ShopEcko.com is offering 25% Off their clearance items. The Darth Vader hoodie is down to $39.99! There is also many other non-Star Wars items that will catch your eye. For more click below to browse the savings.

Limited Edition Star Wars Merchandise now available



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2010 | 14:42 EDT
Event Report: Anaheim Comic-Con
With a lil help from our Jawa friends!Our partner site theJawa.com has delivered coverage of the Anaheim Comic-Con this past weekend. There was a big cancellation, but our old friend Odiewan was able to bring us reports on the various Star Wars panels and give us the complete low-down of what went down on the West Coast. For more check out the latest review and summary from the show. Don't forget to sound off in our forums. Thanks again to our glowing eyed crew for the very solid back-up! United We Find, network wide and coast-to-coast.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2010 | 8:53 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Kotobukiya X-Wing Fighter Cross Section Model Kit
The one that Killed the Death Star!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Kotobukiya T-65 X-Wing Fighter cross section model kit. There were six component sets, see how they all come together to form one of the greatest X-Wing diorama displays of all time. For more check out the latest review and summary. This is one of the only products Kotobukiya makes that is near the two hundred dollar mark, check out all thirty four frames that will show you it is indeed worth it. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know if this will be landing into your collections! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2010 | 17:19 EDT
Sandwatch Live: C2E2 Weekend Highlights
You've seen the photos and read the summaries, now check out the weekend at C2E2 to see what you missed. From the Droid Hunt, to a wide variety of costumes, young Boba Fett in training and even Chicago Bear great Lance Briggs! Click below as we leave No Troop behind!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2010 | 17:19 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Day III!
Hangin with my kid and rolling with Briggs!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with the last mission report from C2E2 in Chicago this past weekend. There is no doubt this was a sandtastic weekend, even though the biggest news might have been the announcement of Star Wars on Blue Ray and post RotJ cartoon animation! I even got to meet my favorite Chicago Bear #55 Lance Briggs! For more check out the latest photos and summary from the show. Stay tuned for one or two more video clips for you to discuss in our forums. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2010 | 21:54 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Catching a Cool Breeze with Doug Wangler
It's been quite some time since we visited with Doug Wangler (reference model for Master Jedi Quinlan Vos) and we'd like you Troopers to join he and I for a chat on the shores of Lake Michigan at C2E2. We discuss what it's like being immortalized again as an action figure, why they pulled the plug on Comic Book 2-packs and even a special added blooper reel for your entertainment. Click below if you dare, and "Hide and Watch"!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2010 | 19:35 EDT
Sandtrooper Daytrip903 Reports: New EU Wave starting to Hit!
Prepare for incoming!"Hey Troopers, I managed to score the new Expanded Universe wave at my local Toys R Us a couple of days ago. They were $7.49 each but there was only one case though. I wasn't going to ask about the back just in case they tried to take the ones I had away from me. I will go back later in the week to see if they have more. These look like the best figures of that line, in my humble opinion."

Thanks for the update Dan, and our friends at Yakface posted a photo of the case that stated the street date on these will be 5-1!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2010 | 10:48 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Day II and MORE Photos!
No Gnewz is good Gnewz?!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with our day two report and some additional photos from yesterday afternoon. We had a great day of hunting Droids, hanging with Jedi and even some Rebelscum, but the Celebration presentation was a bit of a let down seeing as it was more like a commercial than anything else. For more check out the latest photos and summary from the show. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and stay tuned for more coverage from the show on Sunday!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2010 | 16:51 EDT
Sandwatch Live: The New look Steve Sansweet!
I managed to corner LFL director of fan relations a.k.a. Steve Sansweet at the Midwest Garrison booth, and while in between swapping out Droid Hunt badges for tickets, I got the chance to ask Steve about his new "clean look" as well as his likeness to a new Star Wars collectible.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2010 | 15:50 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Celebration V News!
We are seated in the IGN Theater at McCormick Place for Steve Sansweet's presentation. There was a rehash of the Star Wars in Concert Tour, the Addidas promotional tour and the Force Unleahsed 2. They also showed a trailer of Iron Man 2 the team at LFL "had their hands in". While all that was fine and dandy we all wanted to know what is up with Celebration V.

They showed a great retro view and behind the scenes of Empire Strikes Back and we also reviewed the season 2 highlights of Clone Wars. There was even a Boba Fett commercial that had some serious overtones from the theme of "Shaft!" Daniel Logan even showed up to deliver the news to the masses. There should be more upcoming annoucments in upcoming weeks, including a "top notch" guest list and Steve Sansweet is in charge of all the exclusives and merchandise for the event. There will be some "really cool" stuff but there wasn't too much earth-shattering news or announcements.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2010 | 15:12 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Day 2 Photo Gallery Live!
TD 7306 batting clean up!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with a massive photo gallery from our second day of operations at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo or what we all know as C2E2. We at Sandtroopers.com are avid supporters of the Droid Hunt, and I love nothing more to actually get my hands dirty and get in to my work! For more check out the latest photos from the show. Stay tuned for more photos reports and video footage as we attempt to leave NO Trooper behind! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2010 | 23:59 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Day I and MORE Photos!
Role model a H E R O!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with our day one report and some additional photos from this afternoon. I can't remember Gen Con using a major convention as a launch pad, but they are pushing Celebration V in a major way. This place is going to be off the charts tomorrow Troops, if you are in the area this isn't one you want to miss. For more check out the latest photos and summary from the show. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let the Celebration V announcement speculation begin!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2010 | 23:57 EDT
Sandwatch Live: One Slick Fox!
Check out the short clip of Clone Commander Fox as he is available at the Action Figure Xpress booth #767 if you are in the Chicagoland area. Check out one minor detail that was left out!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2010 | 19:38 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The circle can now be completed if you buy the Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan Diorama that highlights the Brian's Toys newsletter this week! Unfortunately, it is overshadows by the new and rare Vintage Star Wars AFA figures. This includes the Double-Telescoping Luke Skywalker!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2010 | 16:54 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: C2E2 First Impressions
It looks like the Windy City will be rocking all weekend. Check out the first impressions and the Commander Bly mini-bust at AFX! Click below to see my first walk through this morning and be on the lookout for more!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2010 | 15:59 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Day 1 Photos!
Nice to be back home!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with our first impressions of C2E2 in Chicago, IL. This is a great show and you can tell it's going to be one for the ages. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com all weekend and stay tuned for my complete report. For more check out the latest photos from the show. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and note the Bly mini-bust is NOT the finished product! United We Find.



Posted by: The_Josh | 16 April 2010 | 1:42 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow announced in this weeks newsletter the next diorama that will be joining that range of Star Wars Collectibles. The next dio to join this range depicts one of the coolest battles in the entire Saga. That would of course be none other than Jedi Master Yoda vs Darth Sidious himself. Fans will be able to pre-order this next week when the next edition of Sideshow's newsletter comes out. Make sure you take the time to check out the preview of Yoda vs Darth Sidious thread. Also don't forget to check out the infomation that was released on when the Comic-Con Episode 2 Clone will go up for PO to those going and not going to San Diego Comic-Con 2010!

The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: dustrho | 15 April 2010 | 21:26 EDT
Our Facebook URL Has Changed
Sandtroopers.com on FacebookHey Troopers! I wanted to quickly inform you that the URL to our Facebook has changed, so please be sure to update your bookmark accordingly. Become a fan today! The URL is now http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandtrooperscom/95265562741.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2010 | 13:11 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Save Star Wars Legacy!
Save Star Wars Legacy!For those of you who do not know, Dark Horse Comics is cancelling Star Wars Legacy after it's 50th issue that is coming out this July. While I'm not the most active guy on Facebook, there is a group that has been started that has some goals I think our readers would get behind and support. We hope you can log in to your Facebook account and lend a hand to a noble cause. I am one of the many that agrees that writer John Ostrander and artist Jan Duursema should remain as the creative team. We feel most would agree they've done a wonderful job with it. For more check out Facebook for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2010 | 15:35 EDT

Lightsaber Chopstix: The second wave of these interesting novelties includes chopsticks based on Luke Skywalker's green lightsaber from Episode VI, Mace Windu's purple lightsaber and Darth Maul's red set, which even combine end-to-end like the originals. Pick up your favorites at $11.99 per set, or grab a set of 3 at $33.99.

Uncle Milton: Uncle Milton has some new Star Wars Science sets brewing. We've got Geonosis and Felucia Ant Farm Sets at $15.99, a Death Star Planetarium with real and Star Wars star maps for $24.99, a Holographic Animation lab for $15.99 and the Lightsaber room light with seven different lightsaber colors, priced at $24.99.

Room Mates Murals: Our Room Mates shipment of appliques and murals has arrived. We've got a wide variety of items from Marvel, DC, Transformers, Yu-Gi-Oh, GI Joe, Star Wars, Littlest Pet Shop, Star Trek, TMNT, Spongebob Squarepants and "Where the Wild Things Are" - check out the available borders, murals, appliques and more.

Sideshow Collectibles: This set has arrived and is already running low. It includes Yoda putting his lightsaber through the chest of a post-Order 66 Clone Trooper, and the lightsaber even lights up to duplicate the scene from "Revenge of the Sith". We have this piece listed at $329.99, $20 below the MSRP. Check out the great review and video right here at Sandtroopers.com if you need to be tempted further!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2010 | 15:09 EDT
Event Report: Boston Comic-Con 2010
Troopers mount up!Our partner site theJawa.com has delivered coverage of the Boston Comic-Con this past weekend. There were many artists, collectibles and toys available, but what other action could be found at the Westin Waterfront Hotel? Those Jawas might be short in size but they've stacked up the content quite nice for us! For more check out the latest review and summary from the show. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know if you see anything you like! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2010 | 13:32 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Premium Format Yoda & Clone Trooper
We had a little debate going in the forums and Lt. Starfox wanted to know if you can really see the light all the way to the tip of the lightsaber. Check out the short review below that is a fantastic compliment to our review that was posted this past Sunday. This is my new favorite in the quarter scale line, click below and see if you agree!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2010 | 23:50 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Aren't they Magnificent?
And you can use a SS gift card!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another figure from the Militaries of Star Wars from Sideshow Collectibles. The Episode II Clone Trooper was so hot they created a blue variant as the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. How does the "Shiner" or first ever version of this Trooper stack up? For more check out the latest review and summary. I can't tell you guys how nice it is to see The Josh return to active duty. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know if this will be Cloned into your collections! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2010 | 16:03 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Past Con Exclusives!
Convention season is rapidly approaching, with Star Wars Celebration V and Comic-Con International San Diego just around the corner. Needless to say, the team at StarWarsShop is very excited. They started digging through our warehouse for past years' convention exclusives and had some success. See some of their favorites by clicking below, and be sure to visit StarWarsShop's Convention Items category.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2010 | 13:07 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Love at First Sight!
Feel so good would you with Saber through your chest?!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles. For me it was love at first sight at San Diego Comic-Con last summer when I saw this piece. Since then they added a light up saber and there is no doubt they improved on the floor model shown last July. For more check out the latest review and summary. Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know if this one lights up your life!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2010 | 13:05 EDT
Affiliate Update: Update from GameStop.com
There are several other hot titles in stock and shipping while we anxiously await Star Wars the Old Republic. There is 10% off all in-stock games, plus free 3 day shipping on orders over $65. Use the coupon code 10auto! Also if you were looking to brush up on older Star Wars titles, they are priced starting at $14.99. For more click below to check out the selection.

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Posted by: The_Josh | 10 April 2010 | 1:39 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Sideshow announced in this weeks newsletter their San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives. This year Star Wars fans will get a chance to add another Clone to their growing army. This years item is a Blue Episode 2 Clone Lieutenant. No information is out in regards to price or how many will be available. While you wait, come and discuss the your thoughts with us in the Blue Episode 2 Clone Lieutenant thread. Make sure you check out the Comic-Con countdown page to see a small image of Blue Episode 2 Clone Lieutenant!

The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2010 | 20:34 EDT
Update from C2E2: Get your Tickets NOW!
Buy your tickets online before midnight central time on Wednesday, April 14 in order to save some cash. Tickets are more expensive at the door. If you buy your ticket online, your entry is guaranteed. If you wait until you get to C2E2, they can't promise tickets will be available and at the very least you will have to wait in a longer line to purchase your tickets at the door. There are also VIP tickets still available too. Anthony Michael Hall has also joined the guest list with Chicago Bears Linebacker Lance Briggs! For more click below for ticket information and the complete guest list. Not only will there be stars to meet, collectors can get their hands on an exclusive Celebration V/C2E2 T-Shirt that will only be available to those who purchase their tickets for Celebration V at C2E2.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2010 | 20:04 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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If you spend $75 or more at Brian's Toys from now until April 20th, 2010, use coupon code 15PARSECS to take $15 OFF! Certain restrictions apply. Click through for details. Don't forget to check out this week's newsletter as well!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2010 | 16:31 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: This is only the Beginning
This is only the Beginning!We update our Sandwatch Guides with one of the latest Premium Format figures from Sideshow Collectibles. Even though Count Dooku didn't have an exclusive piece, would it be enough to warrant spending another three hundred plus dollars? Would they fix that likeness to Steve Sansweet that many of us noticed when we saw the inital photos months back? For more check out the latest! Don't forget to sound off in our forums and let us know your thoughts and relief!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2010 | 16:13 EDT
Affiliate Update: Happy 9th CreatureCantina.com!
This week marks the ninth anniversary of Creature Cantina.com. It also marks the end of two long-running features on the site. Bill Cable has posted his final "Cable Original" drawing and the last episode of his "The Cantina" comic strip. Why did he end these two beloved staples of the site? He did this so he could focus his full efforts on his brand new web comic: Collector-Z. For more, including how you can win many awesome prizes they're giving away, check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2010 | 10:04 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Galactic Heroes!
Lil guys are runnin thangs!We have a Sandwatch Sneak Peek of several new sets of Galactic Heroes that have just been forwarded from our advance recon team. Check out Anakin & ARF Trooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Commander Fil, Clone Tank Gunner & Rocket Battle Droid and Darth Vader & Stormtrooper. We have all four sets, carded and loose in our latest photo gallery. You can also visit our friends at theJawa.com for an archive of some of the past Galactic Heroes.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2010 | 8:55 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Jedi-Con in Germany!
Going global and spreading unity worldwide!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with coverage from Jedi-Con in Dusseldorf, Germany this past weekend. This would be the first place the Zuckuss / 4-LOM 2-pack would be sold, but would there be any other high points? This show took a year off but would it be worth the wait? For more, check out the full report from the show! Thanks again to our man on the ground, Coleman Trebor for taking the time and finally sleeping it off! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2010 | 23:28 EDT
Affiliate Update: 10th Anniversary Sale at Kotobukiya
Due to tremendous response, and request of our fans. Kotobukiya has decided to extend Anniversary sale till April 30, 2010. Please visit our website and enter the coupon code KOTO10ANNI at checkout. There are many Star Wars products to choose from, click below to see what's on the sale page.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2010 | 15:46 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Where Star Wars Happens!
Star Wars has Game!The power of the force is strong and it will soon descend upon the US Airways arena, home of the Phoenix Suns. "In partnership with Lucasfilm, the Suns will offer a special discounted ticket package that includes an exclusive Phoenix Suns/Star Wars t-shirt and photo opportunities with classic Star Wars characters. The unique night will also feature in-game Star Wars entertainment, including a "Star Wars on Planet Orange" player introduction video, Suns Dancers in Princess Leia costumes, a Gorilla lightsaber duel and a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of the hit Cartoon Network series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars." To check out ticket information, visit the Phoenix Suns' official site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 18:46 EDT
Update from Apple ITunes: Download your Favorites Now!
If you can't get enough of Star Wars Clone Wars, you can download your favorite episodes on the go! There is each episode from Season 1 & 2 of the Clone Wars. Then you don't have to worry about being home on Friday nights! Click below to have your Star Wars on the go with you at all times.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 16:05 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Nahdar Vebb Added!
Did you get yours yet?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest 2010 Clone Wars mail-away that is making way across the country. Nahdar Vebb is a really cool exclusive, and they did a wonderful job on the lightsaber and packaging. There is no doubt this one is worth the shipping cost. For more check out the latest! Sound off in our forums and let us know if your figure has showed up yet, or you just sent off for your Eopie!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 15:49 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Another Star Wars Show?
It appears LucasFilm is working on a couple of television shows for the future, the latest has been revealed via the Official site. When you factor in the creative genius of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, this might just shape up to be something worth watching! I'm liking this idea a lot more than Galactic Heroes making the small screen. For more, visit StarWars.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 15:27 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: New Products in Stock!
There are many new items in stock this week at StarWarsShop.com. Check out the Clone Trooper Walkie Talkie Watches, Darth Vader flashlight saber, the R2-D2 Remote Control watch and much more! Don't forget to extend your search to the Bargain Bay and Clearance sections for even more savings. Click below to browse the new selection.


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 15:21 EDT

Spring Cleaning Sale: Prices have been cut on hundreds of items and we have over 2000 total items on sale! Over 500 of these items have been discounted between 50% and 90% off our list price. We've also added some bonus sale menus with additional savings.

New T-Shirt Menu: We've recently expanded our selection to include a variety of T-Shirts & Apparel closely related to the toys and figures you all know and love. We currently have a variety of Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Blackest Night, Ghostbusters, Hangover and many other shirts listed. We'll be adding shirts from many other properties soon, also be sure to check out the New Era Caps from Transformers and G.I. Joe. There is a new graphic link on the left menu bar, or you can view the menu here.

Comic 2-Packs: We've had a bit of an on-again-off-again situation with this wave of Star Wars Comic Two-Packs, but they have indeed arrived at long last. We have the case of eight two-packs, including one each of Bogey Squad, Commander Cody's Lieutenant & Trooper, Black Hole Stormtrooper with Hologram, Tholme & Tra'Saa, Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, Darth Krayt & Sigel Dare, Luke Skywalker & Lumiya and Kyle Katarn & Yuuzhan Vong listed at $109.99. We also have singles available of all except Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, priced at $16.99 to $19.99 each.

Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO: We've managed to get a number of this classic set from Star Wars Celebration IV at a good price, and we're passing it along to you. This set includes McQuarrie Concept versions of C-3P0 and R2-D2 as well as a collectible coin, and is priced at $13.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow's latest 12" Star Wars announcement is the 12" 501st Legion Clone Trooper. This figure comes dressed in blue and white armor and includes a blaster and a rifle, and we have it listed at $84.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 15:17 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Boba Fett Animated Maquette Added!
Keep it on Ice!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest animated maquette from Gentle Giant. What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back other than capturing Boba Fett with his most impressive bounty? With a limited edition of only 1,750 pieces countered with a steep price tag, will you add this one to your collections? For more check out the latest! Sound off in our forums and let us know your thoughts on this piece.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2010 | 14:32 EDT
Event Report: Edmonton Collectible Toy Show
Coming to a country near you!Our partner site theJawa.com has posted coverage from the Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show. Our Dewback Patrol has covered nearly one fifth of the country this year, but let's head North of the border for one more show! For more, check out the full report from Beanie last weekend! The mission continues to go global, United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2010 | 13:59 EDT
Happy Easter Troopers!
Happy Easter Troopers!The team at Sandtroopers.com would like to extend a Happy Easter to our Troopers that celebrate this special day. We hope you have the time to enjoy the day with your familes. If you get to hoppin around and looking for toys, there are still several sales going on the retail front. Target has figures marked down to $6.99 and their vehicle assortment was $17.99. Walmart is still showing $6.00 for basic figures and not to be a rotten egg, Toys R Us is having a 2 for $10.99 sale on Star Wars figures too! We wish the best to all of you on your searches, don't forget to stop by the forums and let us know what your finding on your hunt, besides the Easter Eggs!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2010 | 17:35 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Comic 2-Packs Final Retail Wave
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the five Comic Book 2-packs that many will argue should have kicked off the 2009 collection vs. the many sets of repacks Hasbro attempted to stick us with, again. Check out the Clone Trooper & Clone Commander, Clone Trooper Lieutenant & Clone Trooper, Ulic-Qel Droma & Exar Kun, T'Ra Saa & Tholme, and the Shadow Stormtrooper with Blackhole Hologram & IT-0 Droid! For more, click the banner below for all five sets that have been hitting retail for roughly the past ten days.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2010 | 17:29 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The new 501st Legion Clone Trooper is making its way from Sideshow. Pre-order today for the Legion that's aptly described as "Vader's Fist". Need to stock up on arsenal? We have a nice assortment of Master Replica product replicas from Sabers to Blasters. Finally, the complete 2009 Comic 2-Pack exclusive is in stock with IG97 & Rom Mohc, Storm Commando & General Weir, and Plourr Ilo & Dllr Nep!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2010 | 17:26 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 3 New Frames Added!
Light side, Dark side, so many decisions!We update our Sandwatch Guides with several new frames that we've added to our Gentle Giant mini-bust guide. The very first is the bottom of the exclusive Republic Commando Premium Guild member lottery. These differ just a bit from the version that was sold at each particular location. After knocking off that four-pack of exclusives, we managed to add the latest two-pack that is now shipping from Action Figure Express. Check out both versions, both good and evil of Starkiller! This set was limited to a mere 1,000 pieces (each). For more check out the latest! Sound off in our forums if you're adding the Force Unleashed set to your collections.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2010 | 21:33 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Remembering Pat
It is really hard to believe it's been a week since Pat Carlucci passed away. I wanted to thank each and every one of you who have sent in your emails and private messages. We found a set of Ebay auctions that will benefit his family and help out with funeral arrangements. Check out the complete list and hopefully more than a few of us can help out and get a great piece of art in the process. United We Find.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2010 | 17:47 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: A.F.D. to follow Vintage Collection?
The team at Rebelscum have unveiled the latest news once again, and vintage enthusiasts will go nuts over the top-secret details of a special line of figures that collectors can track down when The Vintage Collection hits hard this summer. We'd also like to give Dan Curto big congrats on being the newest Topps Sketch Card Artist. We'll also point out only ONE of these stories is true! For more check out the latest at Scum to get the