April 2011

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 22:42 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: R/C Republic Fighter & More!
Another test for Dustrho's bunker!We have a tiny Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers tonight, as our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence has just passed us photos of the new Remote Control Republic Fighter Tank. You can bet this will be a great companion for your R/C Hailfire Droid that came out last year. We also have boxed and loose images of the two new Jedi Force vehicles that might make you forget how cute Galactic Heroes were! For now check out the photo gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know these are on your radar! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 22:21 EDT
Sandtrooper Old Jedi Reports:
"Here is a small report from Wacky Waco, I scored 2 waves this week at Toys R Us. The Commander Wolffe wave and the Vintage wave with General Lando. Thanks Darth Spice for this site, Sandtroopers ROCKS!"

Thank You for the kind words Fred, but I couldn't do it without my staff and all you loyal Troopers!!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 11:15 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Brand new Star Wars artwork has been added to the site, featuring highly detailed canvas artwork from Brian Rood and William Silvers. Add to your 12" line by picking up the new Sideshow 12" Greedo available at Brian's Toys. For more great stuff and all the latest new arrivals, visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 11:12 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: The James Stewart Collection
Got ink?We have another Sandtrooper Collection to share with our ground forces today as we bring you the autograph collection of James Stewart of Oxford, MI. You can bet with the many he has on display so far, that collection is sure to grow by leaps and bounds in the upcoming years! For more check out the photo gallery, and please forward any photos of your collections to DarthspiceATSandtroopers.com and we'll try to share them with our elite forces A.S.A.P.! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 10:51 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: RotS Obi-Wan Kenobi Minibust!
What's your point of view?The online superstore EntertainmentEarth.com has delivered news of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Revenge of the Sith minisbust. It continues to be a heavy year for Gentle Giant mininbust collectors, but this one no doubt will be sought after with a stunning likeness to Ewan McGregor and a limited edition size of 1100 pieces worldwide! Visit their website now and place your order, and stop back by the forums and discuss your thoughts on the latest.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2011 | 0:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: On May 4th All Will Be Revealed!
The Official Site has launched a countdown for May the 4th where "all will be revealed" at 6 a.m. PST. For more Blu-Ray anxiety, check out the countdown page and stay tuned for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2011 | 23:54 EDT
Dewback Preview: 3 Day Pass & VIP Show Pass now available!
We are a few months away from the next Steel City Con, but you can now purchase your 3 Day Pass or VIP Show Pass right now! There have been several guests have been announced for the show this July 29-31. Come meet Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Richard LaParmentier (Admiral Motti), as both will be in attendance. There will be many guests from sci-fi and pop culture that will be appearing, so start planning your trip in advance. For Steel City Con ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2011 | 23:50 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Her Universe invades Disney's Hollywood Studios!
Another job for LFL legal!"Returning to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. as Celebrity Host of “The Clone Wars: Behind the Force,” actress Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will also be bringing an all-new, unique range of Star Wars fangirl-focused products to the month-long event at Walt Disney World Resort. Available for the duration of Star Wars Weekends 2011, Eckstein’s line of Her Universe apparel and accessories was created as a response to the ever-increasing demand for fashionable “geek chic” products among the growing community of female fans." For the entire press release visit the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2011 | 1:12 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Bring on Savage Opress!
Dropping the new Sith once again!It's been quiet lately, TOO quiet but our CommanderPhoenix has delivered once again with visual confirmation of Savage Opress coming to the Clone Wars line. He managed to snap several photos that include all three of his weapons, and stay tuned as we're all anxious to see the packaging and anything else he's turned up! For now check out the photo gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know if this is one you have to own! United We Find.



Posted by: The_Josh | 27 April 2011 | 2:37 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Commander Cody Review
Today the first Clone Commander from Sideshow Collectibles arrived in this troopers collection. That commander being none other than Commander Cody himself. As is the case with other clones Cody comes with gobs of stuff to give you plenty of display options. The edition size on Commander Cody is 5000 for the regular and 500 for the Exclusive both cost $125. Take time to watch the review and after come chat us in the Commander Cody Thread.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2011 | 21:45 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Figures with Vehicles Incoming?
Now if they could sneak something both cool and good!We have a minor follow-up to the new figure with vehicle sets that turned up last week. While both the BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper "Buzz" or the repainted ARF Trooper with AT-RT were not mentioned at Toy Fair or officially by Hasbro, what is even more bizarre is they were reported being found at a Walmart last week near Memphis, TN. You can find that info on the Facebook page of Galactic Binder.com. This might be a good first question for the upcoming Q & A session, but I'll wager at least five other sites ask too. We have turned up a photo gallery of the International versions, which tells me these are hitting retail soon and unannounced. In any case, I find it very humorous that Hasbro slipped these two past all of us.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2011 | 13:45 EDT
Hasbro Q & A: Questions Due this Friday!
Latest Q&A from HasbroAfter a needed break the Hasbro Q & A team has reported activity will resume, starting this Friday when participating sites will be allowed to submit their two questions. If you have one you have been sitting on this year, please visit the forums and hopefully we can include it with the next round. We challenge you Troopers to come up with more than the average when are they making this or how come Hasbro doesn't make playsets or where the hell are all the vintage figures this year!?! We thank the team at Hasbro for keeping this going, and we look forward to getting back into the fray again! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2011 | 13:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Steve Jobs in Carbonite!
Another job for LFL legal!It's safe to say the apps for your iPhone are endless, but you can add Star Wars to that never-ending list of accessories as well. You can now pick up a case of Apple founder Steve Jobs in Carbonite! It is now available for the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G for $35. What will they think of next? If you are interested you might want to get it while you can, and for more check out Mobiledia.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2011 | 12:58 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Light up Your Life!
Toys need options!We update our Sandwatch Guides with another round of Power of the Force 2 greatness, and this time it's the Dark Lord of the Sith. With Darth Vader you could attach the base with Obi-Wan or Luke Skywalker for each lightsaber battle on the Death Star. Who wins? I guess you could say that depends on your point of view! For more check out the update and thanks again to Boba Binks for another electrifying addition. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2011 | 15:48 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Wow! Head over to Brian's Toys and see the new Darth Vader (A New Hope) helmet from eFX Collectibles, available for pre-order. The item is limited edition, and the edition size will be determined by the number of pre-orders placed. So make sure you get yours in to ensure one in your possession. New Vintage vehicles, playsets, and beasts AFA have been added to the site. Also, the Imperial Forces Set AFA 60 has been reduced by a hefty margin! Snatch it up before someone else does. For the complete newsletter, visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2011 | 15:44 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: A Slash from the Past!
More powerful than you could possibly imagine!We update our Sandwatch Guides with a blast from Power of the Force 2 of many years past. Even though our database is quite extensive, there are quite a few things we've missed along the years. The Force FX Obi-Wan Kenobi was a very cool figure with light up saber and dueling action and would serve as a great option for battle with the Darth Vader Force FX figure. For more check out the update and thanks again to Boba Binks for back-tracking and getting another one on the list! Stay tuned for a mini-marathon as we await new product in stores. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2011 | 2:53 EDT

Clone Wars: This wave includes new figures Anakin Skywalker, Eeth Koth, Bariss Offee, a Red ARC Trooper Leader and a Riot Control Clone Trooper. We have them listed as a set of five for $74.99, and you can also pick them up as part of the case, along with old favorites like General Grievous, R2-D2, Commander Cody and an ARF Trooper. The case is listed at $104.99 for 12 figures; we also have singles listed of many of the figures, so take a look to find what you need.

eFX Collectibles: EFX is producing a new Darth Vader helmet replica from "A New Hope" This piece is cast from an actual mold which produced the helmet used in filming the movie. We have this piece listed at $799.99, with a September release date.

MotU: For the benefit of our international and other customers we have managed to get a hold of some of this month's Masters of the Universe Classics figures. We have Sy-Klone and Panthor in stock now, priced at $34.99 and $54.99, respectively.

BTS-04 Sonicron: An exciting new futuristic looking cassette player that transforms into robot mode and back - coming this summer from BTS Toys. We expect this figure to be able to hold G1 size cassettes in its tape deck. The preorder price is reasonable at $59.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2011 | 14:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Your next Co-Pilot?
See the walking carpet!The Sandtroopers.com forums have delivered on an image of quite a cool looking dog that looks a lot like our favorite Wookiee. Perhaps someone could point the owner in the direction of the Star Wars pet costumes that circulate around Halloween every year! There is no doubt they got the look right, in fact he's even sitting in the right seat. Thanks again to Boba-Brett for bringing this one to our attention, and make sure to check out Fandango.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2011 | 6:51 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Figures with Vehicles on the way?
The best we can do, for now!Things have been very quiet for several weeks, but finally our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have some new photos to share with us. We were hoping to see something more exciting than figures with vehicles, but you can bet the weeks leading up to San Diego Comic-Con will bring us something the the form of new. Until then, check out the packaged photos of Castas & Speeder Bike, Republic Scout Speeder, Attack Cycle with General Grievous and the Separatist Droid Speeder. These were all seen at Toy Fair this past February, but this is the first we have seen of them in the packages, but take note they are international and the version you see in the store will be a bit different.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2011 | 6:25 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Dorman to be the Judge!
Our good friend Dave Dorman will be a judge in the internationally-acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest. Since it began, the contest has acknowledged over 600 writers and illustrators that have gone on to produce hundreds of book covers, illustrations, and short stories. To see who is else on the panel with Mr. Dorman, check out the SFGate.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2011 | 6:13 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Figures with Vehicles
The forums at PotF2.com have scored images of two new figure with vehicles that appear to be exclusive to Walmart. The infamous VolkerC has delivered with photos of the new BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper “Buzz” and a repainted AT-RT with ARF Trooper. For photos and more, visit their forurms for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2011 | 21:41 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: New LEGO in stock!
"New LEGO Star Wars products have arrived at StarWarsShop! The Imperial V-wing Starfighter, as well as The Battle of Naboo and The Battle for Geonosis are sure to delight. Quantities are limited so act fast!

We have also uncovered two posters that were issued in Japan approximately three years ago:
(1) Ralph McQuarrie Tribute Poster by Lawrence Noble
(2) Star Wars Celebration Japan Promotional Poster

We only have about 50 units of each, so they will sell out fast. Be sure to visit StarWarsShop today to learn more."



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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2011 | 21:40 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Troops ready for Transport!
Looking good Wookiee!We put the spotlight on forum member wookieschmookie once again as he's updated his 1/6th scale Imperial Transport progress. The Troopers are in position and ready to attack on the 1/6th scale! There is no doubt he's done a magnificent job on this project, as many of us would like to see Sideshow attempt something like this! Head into the forums and chime in your thoughts on his work. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2011 | 1:23 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Starkiller on the Defence!
Our friends at JediDefender.com have posted an interview with Sam Witwer they conducted from the Pittsburgh Comic-Con last weekend. See what he has to say about his role in past and future Star Wars projects, for more with one of the most "powerful" characters in the Star Wars universe, check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2011 | 21:51 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Second Batch of 2011 Clone Wars!
I can't believe how long it's been since we've updated our 2011 Clone Wars basic figure page. Check out the new additions of Ahsoka Tano (Season 3), Anakin Skywalker (Season 3), Aqua Droid, El-Les and Clone Commander Wolffe! You can bet some of these will be pretty elusive with all the Saga Legends and other pegwarmers, but they have been hitting retail chains for several weeks across the country. Click below to see what you're looking for if you haven't found them already! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 April 2011 | 12:00 EDT
Sandtrooper Lord-Penter Reports:
"While on a run yesterday I found the Vintage AT-AT on clearance for $49.99 at Toys R Us and the Geonosis 2-packs were at Target for $5! If you were holding out on these, now might be the time. United We Find."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2011 | 4:39 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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In the past few weeks, Brina's Toys has sold the Life-Size Darth Vader and Jar Jar Binks. This week they are determined to do it again. The Darth Vader Revealed life-size bust has been reduced by $400! This week's newsletter features plenty of great products that customers have been yearning for. Pre-Order the Vintage Jumbo 12" Death Squad Commander, Kotobukiya Commander Cody, and Female Stormtrooper Statue. Finally, check out the vintage section for tons of Empire Strikes Back carded figures have been added. Check out the newsletter for the complete information!


Posted by: The_Josh | 15 April 2011 | 1:24 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Today in the Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter we finally get to see what items will be the exclusives to this years Comic-Con. As in the past Star Wars is represented by another awesome 1:6th figure this time it being the Yellow Clone Commander. The clone will go up for order to those going to the event this year on June 2nd and those not making the trip on the next day June 4rd. You will want to make sure you are around your computer on those dates as this should sell out quickly. After taking a peek at Sideshow's site to look at all the exclusives come chat with us in the Comic-Con Exclusive Thread .

501st Clone Trooper Life-Size Bust



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2011 | 16:29 EDT
Update from Uncle Milton: Dark Side Detector to Hit this Spring!
"Are you Jedi or Sith? The Dark Side Detector changes color to let you know! Discover the science of electricity as you build your very own mini version of the lightsaber used by Darth Vader. Once you have built the Dark Side Detector, use it to find out which side of the Force YOU belong on. If you belong to the LIGHT SIDE, the blade will turn BLUE. If you belong to the DARK SIDE, the blade will turn RED. The 6-piece Lightsaber Dark Side Detector is perfect for all aspiring Jedi Knights." Click below to see a demonstration of the Dark Side Detector from our trip to Toy Fair last February!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2011 | 15:16 EDT

Kotobukiya: This new piece shows Vader as he appeared in "Return of the Jedi", perched on a landing with lightsaber outstretched. The lightsaber can light up, as well as the helmet of Darth Vader (according to the image), and he is priced at $99.99, saving you $20 off the MSRP.

Star Wars Film Cells: A wide variety of Film Cells items are up for pre-order. We have a range of items, from Bookmarks at $6.99 up to Montages of Film Cells at $170.99, with entries from every one of the six Star Wars movies. Take a look at all of the new pieces and order your favorites now - they make great collectibles as well as excellent gifts for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Gentle Giant: This statue is of Joker Squad heavy artillery expert Jes Gistang. She is shown standing in her armor with her helmet off, and is listed at $199.99. Their line of 12-inch Kenner remakes continues with the Death Squad Trooper. Later known as the Star Destroyer Commander, this figure comes in his black dome helmet and includes his blaster. The Kit Fisto bust shows the Jedi Council member wielding his green lightsaber. We have this piece listed at $58.99, saving you $6.

Star Wars Wall Decals: We have 8 new wall decal sets listed. The Classics Wall Decals set is priced at $12.99 and includes a number of classic characters. In addition, we have Giant wall decals of R2-D2, C-3P0, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke SKywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader, price at $16.99 - $49.99 each.

Mimobot Flash Drives: Mimoco has new flash drives from a number of licenses, and we now have them in stock. We have new Star Wars, Batman and Halo Mimobot, priced at $22.99 for the 4 GB version and $34.99 for the 8 GB version.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2011 | 13:32 EDT
Dewback Preview: Motor City Comic-Con next month!
The next Motor City Comic-Con is just weeks away and they have few Star Wars guests they have added to their media guests. Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Julian Glover (General Veers) and Olivia d'Abo (voice of Luminara Unduli - Clone Wars). As of this date and time, sadly the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will not be in orbit that weekend. For Motor City Comic-Con ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2011 | 12:34 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: AT-AT for America!
It appears an Oklahoma man wants to build a Life-Sized Imperial Walker that will actually WALK! He is accepting donations via Paypal and if you have some spare jingle, you might throw some change towards his effort. Thanks again to Vadersfist for putting this on our radar. For more, click below and check out the clip that appeared on G4 a couple of days ago!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2011 | 12:07 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: It is Useless to Resist!
Many of us have seen the great results of Jedi Training that can be held at Star Wars Celebration events, and many other larger conventions. However that training can sometimes go down a dark path, as you'll see in this video from theChive.com. My guess is she saw what happend to Mace Windu and simply chose the easier path! Thanks to Freddy Endo for sending us the clip, and make sure to check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2011 | 23:06 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: One more from Gentle Giant!
Not very funny!We have one more announcement from Gentle Giant, as they have also sent information and photos on their Jes Gistang statue. She might be a member of Joker Squad but the great details they put into her is no laughing matter. Why can't they make Princess Leia look so beautiful? For more check out the latest and sound off in our forums about all the new Gentle Giant product! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2011 | 22:54 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The next mini-bust!
It's the Kit!Gentle Giant continues their mini-bust line with none other than Jedi Master Kit Fisto. You can bet he survived the Battle of Geonosis, but he might not be so lucky with the pre-order, so get yours in while you can. This piece is priced at $65 at will also be available fall 2011. For more check out the latest photo gallery!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2011 | 22:38 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The next Vintage 12-inch!
You may fire when ready!Gentle Giant continues their 12-inch vintage line with the Death Squad Commander figure. They continue to follow the foot steps of Kenner, only bigger! The price is set at $75 and they have sent along a ton of photos for us to gawk at until the fall 2011 when it'll be released. For more check out the latest and stay tuned for more news from Gentle Giant! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2011 | 14:18 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Force is not Strong Enough!
It appears that Mr. George Lucas can give a sigh of relief as his daughter Amanda has withdrawn from her MMA match that was supposed to take place on Saturday evening. It appears that the weight of her opponent was a bit over the limit and it's uncertain when Amanda will end her two year hiatus from cage fighting. For more, check out the HollywoodReporter.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2011 | 13:29 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: What Could Have Been...
Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted a very interesting article that features several packaging designs that might have been on the table for production for past Hasbro lines. If you ask me, they could use any of these in the future because all of the designs are very cool. Thanks again to graphic designer Jeremy Sniatecki for sharing the images, and for the photos and more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2011 | 13:00 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Looking to add to your... LIFE SIZE collection? Great news as Brian's Toys has reduced the prices on Jar Jar Binks and Watto from Episode I! Brian's Toys just bought the remaining wholesale units of the Sideshow 12" Blackhole Stormtroopers. Only 7 are left, so hurry now. Also, check out the huge selection of vintage AFA just uploaded to the website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2011 | 14:18 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Fall of the Empire Diorama!
With extreme prejudice!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest polystone diorama from Sideshow Collectibles. The Fall of the Empire piece captures the improbable victory the Ewoks had over the Stormtroopers in an impressive way. I never knew these tiny furballs could look so mean and ferocious! For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for shooting the little savages, as this is truly an amazing piece of art! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2011 | 14:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Matchstick a Step Closer to Real World
We have another small update of forum member Walt "Phenix" Crowley's progress on a "real world" Clone Pilot Matchstick. What a difference a week makes, as we get to see the painted product and some of the options being used to make it as accurate as possible. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2011 | 22:15 EDT

Sideshow Collectibles: The latest 12-inch Star Wars figure is Commander Bly from the Clone Wars. He comes decked out with multiple weapons, switch-out hands and feet, armor pieces and more, and he is listed at $119.99, $5 off the MSRP.

Lightsaber "Glow" Lamp: This plug-in device is in the form of a vertical lightsaber, which is removable from its base and can be used to light your workstation. It is priced at $39.99.

ThinkGeek: We have listed a number of new and favorite ThinkGeek items on our site. From Canned Unicorn Meat and plush Aliens monsters to playable t-shirts with synthesizers, guitars and drums and electronic items, these items appeal to a wide variety of collectors and 'geeks'. Check them out and see if you don't find something you like.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2011 | 21:54 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: LEGO Miniland Premiere Video!
While browsing through the swamp of Yodasnews.com I spotted this really cool video from the LEGO Miniland Premiere last Thursday in Carlsbad, CA. Check out some of the highlights by clicking below!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2011 | 21:28 EDT
Dewback Preview: The next Steel City Con!
We are a few months away from the next Steel City Con, as several guests have been announced for the show this July 29-31. Come meet Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Richard LaParmentier (Admiral Motti), as both will be in attendance. There will be several other guests from sci-fi and pop culture that will be appearing, so start planning your trip in advance. For Steel City Con ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2011 | 21:21 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Just a Few Weeks Left for Fett!
A few weeks left Troopers!For those of you who are still waiting to mail off for your Rocket Firing Boba Fett, there are just a few weeks left to get your envelopes in the mail. You need a redemption form, five proof of purchases and a check for $6.99 to cover shipping. There is no doubt there will be many last minute requests, so be sure to get yours in A.S.A.P. If you haven't gotten him yet, check out our guide to see what might be the coolest mail-ins of all time!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 April 2011 | 20:54 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Happy Anniversary Creature Cantina.com!
In an event quite literally a decade in the making... today CreatureCantina.com celebrates their TENTH ANNIVERSARY CreatureCantina.com has played many roles over the course of the last ten years. Humorist. Provacateur. Subversive. Critic. Shining Light of Truth! Today they take on a role reserved only for special occasions - Gift Giver! Thanks to the generosity of a bevy of sponsors, CreatureCantina.com is able to offer an impressive assortment of fantastic prizes in their anniversary contests. On top of that scrumptious treat, you also can enjoy a robust selection of newly-posted comedy articles and comics. This will be a day long remembered! So please visit Creature Cantina.com and avail yourself of the festivities!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2011 | 21:34 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Republic Attack Shuttle Incoming!
Incoming Shuttle Troopers!We have a giant sized sneak peek of the Republic Attack Shuttle in it's many forms. While we all got a real good look at Toy Fair, the hi-rez images we have just received might give you a little bit more to look forward to if you were one of the many skeptics. Our best guess is it could be hitting retail any day now Troopers, so keep us posted if you do happen to find it in your searches. For more check out the latest and stay tuned for anything else that shows up through our view-finder! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 April 2011 | 21:09 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: The latest Vintage Mix!
We have a huge update for you Troopers tonight as we have added Wave 6 from the Vintage Colletion to our Sandwatch Guides. The figure assortment includes: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing), Clone Trooper (Episode II), AT-RT Driver, Lando Calrissian (RotJ General), Weequay (Skiff Master), and Fi-Ek Sirch (Jedi Knight). Click the banner below to see all six figures that have been hitting retail for weeks, and of course are ready to ship from any and many of our site sponsors. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping us up to date with the latest and greatest in collecting!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2011 | 22:01 EDT
Dewback Patrol: LEGO Miniland Premiere!
Hit the Bricks Troopers!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with coverage of the LEGO Miniland Premiere in Carlsbad, CA. There were tons of celebrities in attendance for the event, including Carrie Fisher, James Arnold Taylor, Katherine Tabor, Tony Hawk, Brooke Burke and many others! If that doesn't sound like a one for the ages, check out the complete report from our "landing party" and hundreds of photos from the event! Thanks again to Odiewan for hitting the road for us once again. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2011 | 13:39 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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All-new Sideshow 12" Commander Bly available for pre-order, Gentle Giant 2-1B & Leia Slave Mini Bust, and tons of new Vintage Loose AFA over at Brian's Toys. To get the complete Friday newsletter, visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2011 | 13:34 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Lighting Up Clone Pilot Matchstick!
We have a short update from forum member Walt "Phenix" Crowley as he continues his progress on a real world Clone Pilot Matchstick. He's moving along on the chestbox, and you might even take some tips if you are building one for yourself. Make sure to jump into the new-look Sandtroopers.com forums for questions and other videos. We can't wait to see the finished product. United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2011 | 13:25 EDT
Update from Gentle Giant: The First Gift Is...
And two more to come!"As always, Gentle Giant is offering three different choice that Premier Guild members can select as their gift for 2011. In a break from tradition, we're revealing them one at a time over the next two weeks. The first gift you can choose from is the Darth Maul mini-bust." We have put together a photo gallery for you Troops to gawk at. To sign up or renew your membership click here, and join the speculation in what the other PGM Star Wars mini-bust is!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2011 | 12:48 EDT

Vintage Hasbro: Two assortments have arrived. Vintage 2011 Series 01 includes figures like two different version of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader, General Grievous and more, and is priced at $109.99. Series 02 includes AT-RT Driver, Clone Trooper (Episode II), General Lando, Fi-Ek Sirch, Luke Skywalker - Dagobah Arrival and Weequay Skiff Master, and they are available as a set of 6 for $89.99. The rest of the case adds R2-D2 with Lightsaber & Drink Tray, Rebel Commando, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Blue Senate Guard, Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper and is priced at $109.99 for the case of 12. Finally we have singles available of a number of figures - be sure to take a look at the menu to see them all.

Force F/X Lightsabers: We have received stock of four of the Force FX Lightsabers. We have the Darth Maul Lightsaber with Removable Blade at $119.99, the regular Darth Maul Lightsaber at $99.99, the Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber at $99.99 and the Mace Windu Lightsaber at $99.99.

Jango Fett R.A.H.: Medicom's second version of the RAH Jango Fett figure comes with a removable helmet, a jetpack, blasters and more, and we have it listed at $139.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP for the figure.

Charlie Sheen Bobblehead: This new piece will allow everyone to have a winner in their home. It speaks six of everyone's favorite Charlie phrases, and is listed at $11.99.

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