April 2012

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2012 | 16:41 EDT
Sandtroopers Air Raid: Nabil interviews James Arnold Taylor!
Our own Nabil had a chance to get a few questions in with the great James Arnold Taylor! Click below for our exclusive "Air Raid" as they discuss many of the incredible Season 4 story arcs. Thanks again to James for taking the time and another outstanding job by "the Rookie" once again.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 April 2012 | 14:28 EDT
Sandtrooper "NiubNiub" Frank Reports: New Diorama Workshop Website!
"Many of you may have stopped by NiubNiubsUniverse.Com at somepoint in the last 12 years, well NiubNiub has grown up and gone back to Endor if you will! With ALL the changes on the web that have come around since 2000, Cable Modems, Larger Monitors, Facebook, YouTube, it was time to get with the 21st century and I thought it would be a lot easier to just start fresh instead of revamping the limits of our old domain. So I hired a new programmer and have created a brand new interactive diorama website that has launched today."

Diorama Workshop is kind of NNU V.02 if you will. All the step-by-step tutorials, free decals and free blueprints that fans have come to expect from me will continue to exist at the DIoramaWorkshop.Com but now in FULL HD mode including video tutorials not available back when I started out. Plus a relaunch of sorts of the visitors section where other builders can send us their pictures and inspire other fans to make dioramas. And the coolest part... in HD and with interactive instant comment feedback. I am really hoping that the site will become a community hive of sorts where we all share, and exchange techniques just as we do everyother year in person at the Celebration Conventions DioramaWorkshop area. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have, I'll be glad to answer them."

Posted by: Nabil | 30 April 2012 | 13:07 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Even more Revealed at Disney!
Get that Dewback Packed!Troopers as you may know online there has been several reveals on what to expect at this years Star Wars Weekends but now there’s even more information on some merchandise that we will be able to get our hands on very soon. Star Wars Weekends will start from (May 18-June 10). We'll be able to purchase things like Disney exclusive open and limited-edition pins, boxed pin sets and a framed pin set, Darth Vader's chest t-shirt with detachable cape, 3 new figures: Donald Duck as Darth Maul as well as a few other cool items. This year's logo will be based on Donald as the menacing Sith Lord Darth Maul, created by Tyler Dumas and Casey Jones from Disney Design Group. This logo is made in celebration of Episode I in 3-D. Make sure to share your thoughts by visiting our forums. This is an event you won't want to miss! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2012 | 13:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Droid Factory Returns!
Were you one of the collectors that didn't really want to see the Droid Factory line go away a few years ago? Just before Star Wars weekends kicks off fans will get their chance to build their own figures once again. "An array of Disney merchandise was on display Friday. Coming May 10, just before Star Wars Weekends, will be a Droid Factory at Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's a build-your-own Astromech Droid activity resulting in 3-inch figures that fit into other playsets." You can visit Attractions Magazine for a photo and the Orlando Sentinel for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2012 | 19:48 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Day - Rancho Obi-Wan Style!
"Rancho Obi-Wan, the museum devoted to Star Wars memorabilia and to fandom, is giving away 4 Initiate memberships in honor of the upcoming unofficial Star Wars holiday, May the 4th Be With You! To have a chance to win, simply sign up to be on the their mailing list, with no obligation except to receive occasional emails from Rancho Obi-Wan. Fans under the age of 16 need to get permission from a parent to sign up. Simply click below and fill in the blank where indicated!" For more head to to forums for the complete press release and then on to Rancho Obi-Wan for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2012 | 17:14 EDT
Affliate Update: Sideshow Collectibles drops a New Line!
Our friends at Sideshow Collectibles broke news with week with the announcement of their upcoming "Mythos" line. You can check out their first offering of Darth Maul and a few others on their preview page. You will also want to get the details on their upcoming May the 4th, as this too is a celebration you don't want to miss! Last but not least, they are taking pre-order on Commander Neyo 1/6th scale exclusive and regular edition and have also previewed OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2012 | 1:53 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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In case you missed it earlier in the week, Brian's Toys has the Vintage Collection Wave 12 in stock and are now taking pre-orders on Vintage Wave 13 and Darth Malgus. On top of that Wedge Antilles is available and reduced to $19.99. New this week are two new battle packs of Bespin Battle and Duel on Naboo, Sideshow 12" Commander Neyo pre-order, and GI Joe 12" Zartan. The Geonosis Arena Battle battle pack has received a price cut to $19.99! Looking for a an awesome collector piece? A Han Solo in Carbonite LIFE SIZE was recently added to inventory and can be yours today. For a further look at what's new this week, visit our website for the complete newsletter!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2012 | 1:51 EDT
Affiliate Update: May the Fourth be With Gentle Giant!
The team at Gentle Giant has sent word on their upcoming May the Fourth Star Wars Day celebration: "This unnumbered Artist Proof was used to verify the quality of the final product. Once the edition is ordered, these proofs are typically archived. However, we've chosen to give you the opportunity to win it!" Click below to see how you can enter multiple chances to win!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2012 | 15:15 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Star Wars Micro Arcade Machine!
For those of us who grew up in the 1980's, who could ever forget the old tabletop portable video games? While I was recalling the Pac-Man, Galaga and many others my brother and I used to have, I stumbled across my dream come true! Click below to engage in pure genius. United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2012 | 14:54 EDT

2012 Vintage Collection: A new assortment of Star Wars Vintage 2012 figures has been announced, with figures from every corner of the Star Wars Universe. This case includes returning figures along with new figures. This case is listed at $119.99; you can also choose to get a set of the six new figures, priced at $89.99. The returning figures are all available as either pre-orders or in stock items, priced at $13.99 each. We have the new Wave 2R2 Case in stock - this assortment includes Nom Anor, Ep III Aayla Secura, Kithaba, Dr. Evazan, Rebel Pilot Wedge and Ep III 501st Clone Trooper. We have them listed as a set of 6 for $79.99; they are also available in the case with older figures, and it is listed at $119.99.

Vader Statue & Booklet Set: This set includes a figurine of the Dark Lord of the Sith plus a booklet of sayings and more from the movies. It is listed at $19.99.

Death Star Bottle Opener: The Emperor's ultimate weapon can now be yours in the form of this bottle opener. This metal collectible is listed at $17.99.

Yoda Lightsaber Keychain: This keychain-sized lightsaber hilt will shine a light wherever you need. We have it listed at $12.99.

Made Engine T-Shirts: We have nineteen new entries for Mad Engine t-shirts. They fall under the Star Wars and Avengers licenses, and are priced at $12.99 to 17.99 each.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2012 | 14:38 EDT
Dewback Preview: Cyphan adds Ernie Hudson!
We are just a few months away from the third annual Cyphan Convention. They have already announced Star Wars actor Julian Glover (General Veers) to their guest list and they have also added Ernie Hudson from the Ghostbusters last week. There's no question if you are a Ghostbusters fan you'll want to purchase a ticket to the Crossing the Streams Bash! For ticket, hotel prices and more, visit their website for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 April 2012 | 21:35 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: How Star Wars changed the Movie Industry Forever
We all know why Star Wars is so important to us as collectors but a recent article posted at TheEpochTimes.com points out how it changed the movie industry forever. The upcoming film "Plastic Galaxy" will also play a huge role in that since their kickstarter project a few weeks back was such a huge success with fans on Facebook. For a great read, check out the

Posted by: Nabil | 23 April 2012 | 22:25 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Back with Another Grand Event!
Another Grand Event!This past weekend Acme Superstore held the second in-store event for the Grand Florida Alliance in Longwood, Florida. Checkout our coverage for some exciting things and see if it's worth making plans to attend if you are in the area. Thanks again to the crew at ACME Superstore for a great time! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2012 | 14:50 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Dewback Attack Raffle Drawing!
We have uploaded a couple of short clips from our Dewback Attack Charity Raffle last weekend at C2E2! Thanks again to everyone who helped make it happen. United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2012 | 14:48 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The Vintage Style Phantom Menace Wave has been reduced to $74.99 over at Brian's Toys. That is a $45 saving that is even better when you find out that it comes in a sealed factory case! Sideshow Exclusive Premium Format figures have been restocked which include Darth Vader, Boba Fett with Mandalorian artifact, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Gentle Giant Vintage Jumbo C-3PO and Chewbacca have also been restocked. To find more collectibles from Vintage to Kubricks to G.I. Joe visit our website for the complete newsletter!

Posted by: Nabil | 20 April 2012 | 14:21 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Clone Wars Scuba Ahsoka #15!
On one of my latest runs I discovered the new Season 4 Ahsoka Tano in "Scuba Gear" that was revealed here at Sandtroopers back in late January. My review is up for your inspection and don't forget to share your thoughts on this new action figure by visiting our forums. United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 April 2012 | 14:17 EDT

Clone Wars: We have received a small shipment of the first wave of 2012 Clone Wars and have a number of leftover figures. We have the Aqua Battle Droid, Plo Koon, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker and a Kashyyyk Warrior all available, priced at $10.99 - $11.99 each. In addition, we have the Wave 01 Case of 12, which is priced at $109.99, and adds figures like Savage Opress, Cad Bane, Yoda and more.

Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant's line of 12-inch Kenner reproductions continues with the diminutive Droid R2-D2. This figure stands about 7-inch tall and we have it priced at $71.99.

ACME Archives: We have listed four new giclees from Acme Archives. We have Confined and Size Matters Not listed at $112.99 each, with Desert Vigil and Smuggler's Hideaway priced at $148.99 each.

Sideshow Collectibles: Anakin's Clone Trooper Captain Rex is the subject of the newest 1/4 scale Premium Format statue. It stands tall with gun extended into the air and is listed at $339.99.

E.T. Figure Set: This new set from NECA includes Galactic Friend E.T. with shawl and Reese's Pieces as well as Dress Up E.T. with dress, wig and hat. We have the set of two listed at $33.99.

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Posted by: The_Josh | 19 April 2012 | 19:54 EDT
Affiliate Update: The next Sideshow figure Is...
In tonight’s Sideshow Collectibles newsletter Star Wars fans got a chance to see the next 1:6th figure. The character joining the awesome collection of figures from Sideshow is another of the growing clone army in Commander Neyo. Neyo is yet another superb looking clone from Sideshow and will only enhance what is a pretty impressive looking group of Clones. Neyo will be previewed next Tuesday with a Pre-Order next Thursday. You can check out the preview picture in our Commander Neyo Thread.

Captain Rex Premium Format Figure - Sideshow Exclusive

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2012 | 13:49 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Battle Station Report!
That's all Troops!After an incredible three day weekend at C2E2, it took me a little longer than I would have liked to get my report completed. After dealing with a tiny bout of the dreaded "Con-flu", I have battled back to bring you the details of our weekend mission. We managed to spread our message, plant the seeds of future collectors, and help a little girl in need who greatly needs our help! For more, check out the complete report and thanks again to all our Troopers, sponsors and affliates who made this mission happen! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 April 2012 | 13:09 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Republic Commando Boss
Our young recruit Nabil has found and reviewed the new Republic Commando Boss figure. There's no question you'll want to take a look and see if this is one you'll be adding to your collections! While the Republic Commando looks really cool, there are a couple flaws you need to see. You can also check out his review on the latest version of Captain Rex as well! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2012 | 14:02 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Final Gallery!
Thanks again to all!We have completed our mission at C2E2 this weekend and I'm pleased to report we've donated $1560 to the Baby Leah fund as a result of our efforts. I'd like to thank Brians Toys, Jett's Toy Hutt, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, Dave Dorman, Hasbro, LEGO, Mimoco, and forum member James Stewart who donated the Matt Busch print to our raffle. I would also like to give thanks to my friends at the Midwest Garrison and Rebel Legion for being a major contributor in helping us achieve our total. Last but not least, we would also like to thank our host at Reed Pop for putting on one hell of a show and for simply having us there! For more, check out the Sunday photo gallery and stay tuned as I wrap up my weekend report.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2012 | 13:58 EDT
Dewback Patrol: And the Winners Are...
We'd like to thank each and every person who visited our Battle Station at C2E2 this past weekend. While the station wasn't quite what I'd call "fully operational", it was by far more effective than it's ever been. We have one prize of the five that was claimed and we're contacting the other four who have these numbers:

405185 - Gentle Giant Chewbacca
405307 - Matt Busch Print
405298 - Sideshow Captain Rex
493438 - Sideshow Commander Cody

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 April 2012 | 0:51 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Saturday Photos LIVE!
Thanks to Big Money & Ash!It was quite a long day for me as Droid Hunting always makes for a complete breakfast! After that it was back to the Battle Station for another day of outstanding ticket sales in our "Dewback Attack" charity raffle. Our new two day total is now $1151.00 and we still have another day to take a crack at adding to that tomorrow! I'd like to give big thanks and praise to Steve Szyndrowski ‏& Ashley McClintok for their dedication to our mission this weekend, there's no doubt we could have achieved that number without their service! Stay tuned my full report, but until then check out the awesome photo gallery from Saturday. United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2012 | 0:10 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The 2012 Clone Waves Waves 2 & 3 have now arrived! Pick up these two waves which include Ahsoka (Suba Gear), Commander Wolffe, Commander Boss and several more. Pre-Orders this week will knock your socks off. The Death Trooper Statue, 12" Jumbo Snaggletooth, and Security Droid Bust from Gentle Giant do not disappoint. From Sideshow comes a new Captain Rex premium format figure as well! Visit our website for the complete newsletter!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 April 2012 | 23:43 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Friday Photo Gallery LIVE!
Let's Roll Troops!We have returned from our first day of action at the third Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. C2E2 is growing by leaps and bounds every single year and I was amazed by the crowd lined up out the door at one o'clock this afternoon. We had an outstanding day of donations to our "Dewback Attack" raffle we're conducting to benefit Baby Leah. I am very pleased to report we raked in $400 and we still have two days left. Thanks again to our sponsors and affiliates for making the Battle Station happen, and bigger thanks to our friends of the Midwest Garrison for being such outstanding support this afternoon! If you are near the Windy City, we hope you can join us, otherwise take a look at the day one photos from today.

Posted by: The_Josh | 13 April 2012 | 18:22 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Captain Rex Announcement
Thursday, Sideshow Collectibles announced a brand new Premium Format that I think Star Wars fans will want to add to their collections. The character getting the 1/4 scale treatment is none other than Captain Rex. Rex is by far one of the coolest clones we've seen in the Clone Wars series no doubt is a fine character choice. Rex will cost you $350 ($35 NRD charged at time of order) and be shipping to you sometime in October of 2012. You can check out the preview picture in our Captain Rex Thread.

Captain Rex Premium Format Figure - Sideshow Exclusive

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2012 | 21:59 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: The Vintage are Coming!
How are you going to get the sticker off that Wedge!?!Say it isn't so Troopers but we've received some very good intel that Hasbro is doing the best it can to rectify their distribution issues. It would be a great thing to see cases of these hit in large numbers and we can only hope they've heard our plea simply to buy their products. We've assemebled a new photo gallery that you can use for your "hit list" that has several figures from waves 3, 4 and 5. The good news is the much delayed wave 4 is finally coming and we have a chance to get some of the harder figures from the past like Wedge Antilles, Gammorean Guard, Barriss Offee and ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo). For more check out the latest gallery and let us know in our forums what's hitting in your area! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2012 | 0:01 EDT

Clearance Sale: We've cut prices on a wide variety of older and overstocked items. Take a look at the new sale menu for great deal on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, BBTS Exclusives, Marvel, DC, He-Man and More!

2012 Vintage Collection: After filling our pre-order for sets and cases, we are left with a number of figures in stock. These figures are a great way to fill holes in your collection or start a new one and includes Episode I versions of Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Darth Sidious, a Battle Droid and a Naboo Royal Guard, and they are priced at $8.99 to $13.99 each.

Clone Wars: We also have singles left of a number of figures from Clone Wars 2012 Wave 01. Plo Koon, the Aqua Battle Droid, Cad Bane, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Commander Cody, Savage Opress and Clone Trooper Phase II are in stock, priced at $10.99 - $11.99 each.

Darth Maul F/X Lightsaber: Our most recent Hasbro shipment also included this fantastic piece. In addition to lights, sounds and a removable blade, this set also comes with a display stand. We have this piece listed at $119.99.

Kotobukiya: Our latest shipment of ice cube trays includes Alien Egg, Big Chap Head, Darth Vader, X-Wing Fighter and Stormtrooper, and each is priced at $9.99. Grab your favorites, and you may want to get more than one to be ready for parties and get-togethers.

Underground Toys: Underground Toys has announced four new Talking Plush Star Wars items. The 9-inch line gets new items in the form of Darth Maul, priced at $22.99, and a Cantina Band Member, priced at $25.99. The Clip-On Talking Plush line adds Boba Fett and a Jawa, and they are priced at $10.99 each.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2012 | 12:28 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Welcome back JKNO!
Our old friend JKNO from Romania has returned with a massive update to his collection thread. I was amazed by the improvements he's made over the years and click below for his adventure to the Star Wars set locations years ago. Thanks again for the update Serg, and long live the Empire!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2012 | 12:24 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: M.T.T. Incoming!?!
It's coming!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers have just passed along several images of the upcoming M.T.T. (Multi Troop Transport) that was unveiled at Toy Fair last February. We now have photos of the offical packaging but I must say I'm a little confused as to why Obi-Wan Kenobi is included with the vehicle? We have to guess this will be showing at retail within the next month or so. For more check out the photo gallery for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 April 2012 | 12:18 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Gentle Giant Announcements!
It is far from dead!The team at Gentle Giant has showered us with a ton of new products this month. The three new items are Star Wars new items that are Star Wars include the Battle Droid mini-bust, Death Trooper statue and the Red Snaggletooth 12-inch Kenner figure. You might also enjoy the Marvel and other lines they sent photos of as well. All of the items are set for release in the fourth quarter of this year and for pre-order info and more, visit their website for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2012 | 14:58 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: S & T Presents - Star Wars Hoarders
Attention Kmart shoppers!The tough economy has finally caused my local Kmart store in Zion, IL to close and I was truly saddened to see this happen. I've plucked countless figures out of this location as a small boy and even in the modern era of collecting. Needless to say I took advantage of the liquidating of everything in the store and found a way to keep a piece of Kmart in my Star Wars collection forever! For a mere $183 I ended my Star Wars hoarders impersonation and now have room to grow my collection further! It's safe to say it's now grown to collecting "rooms" to the dismay of Mrs. Spice. Check out some of the progress photos and stay tuned for more updates as I prepare the War Room for C2E2! United We Find.

Posted by: Nabil | 9 April 2012 | 20:39 EDT
Dewback Preview: Star Wars Weekends Guest List!
Get your plans ahead Troops!Troopers I'm happy to share with you the latest news on the upcoming Star Wars Weekends 2012. Here is a small list of the special guest celebrities that will be attending this year: Ray Park (Darth Maul), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker Ep. I), Silas Carson (Nute Gunray & Ki-Adi Mundi Ep I, II & III), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett Ep. V & VI), and don't forget about the special guest hosts James A Taylor (Obi-Wan) & Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano). To find out more please visit our forums and we'll aim to keep you updated on the latest news to come.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2012 | 3:47 EDT
Dewback Preview: Get in the Hunt at C2E2!
The smell of Droids in the morning!We have less than one week before our invasion at C2E2 in Chicago, IL and you are going to want to make sure to visit our "neighbors" located in the same area as the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station. The Midwest Garrison has an incredible Droid Hunt planned with tons of prizes that will be given out Saturday at 5:01 p.m. so make sure you get involved during Friday and Saturday! You can check out the amazing badge art from Star Wars artist Grant Gould to get the rules of the game if you are a new recruit. I plan to be taking part in the hunt personally, so make sure you prepare yourself! United We Find.

Posted by: Nabil | 7 April 2012 | 22:30 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Clone Wars #92 Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker is a well known hero throughout the galaxy and is the center of the entire Saga. I think you Troopers are going to love the realistic styled Clone Wars figure that is hitting the pegs as we speak! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2012 | 13:38 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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New limited edition Star Wars artwork has recently been added to our website! The highly detailed Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo with Chebacca art by Jerry VanderStelt will make a great addition to any fan's room. Also in stock this week is the Masters of the Universe Classics Kobra Khan, rare Tri-Logo AFA figures, and GI Joe 12" Rock & Roll. Price specials include reductions to the Master Replica Boba Fett Blaster, Hasbro BARC Speeder and AT-RT Deluxe figures. Visit our website for the complete newsletter!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2012 | 13:36 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: All too Easy!
This is a short but very sweet video by Midwest Garrison member Steve Szyndrowski a.k.a. ID 3052. I think we've all caught ourselves doing this at an automatic door at some point in our lives, but check out Lord Vader living the dream! This was shot at the "Kid's Expo" in Tinley Park, IL, and make sure to check out the YouTube channel of the Midwest Garrison for more of their Imperial activity. United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2012 | 13:59 EDT

Clearance Sale: Nearly every Third Party item currently in stock is now on sale at 25% off! Take a look through the product list and be sure to browse the full menus as well. There are some great deals here, including 25% off previous sale prices, so be sure to take a look.

Movie Heroes Wave II: This new assortment brings the return of Episode V Darth Vader and Episode V Luke Skywalker. It also has Ep I versions of Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, R2-D2, a Battle Droid and a Destroyer Droid, along with an Episode III Clone Trooper and Episode II versions of the Super Battle Droid and Yoda. We have this case listed at $109.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: The Sith Lord and a main bad guy in the new Star Wars: The Old Republic video game. This sinister character is also going to be the next life-size statue by Sideshow. it will include a light-up lightsaber and other light-up components, a fabric cape and more. This fantastic new piece is listed at $5999.99, and is a collectible unlike any other.

Roomates Wallpaper: In addition to the new Avengers wall decals mentioned above, we have listings for many more new sets. We have Wallpaper Murals for Harry Potter and Star Wars as well as decals for many Marvel and DC comics characters. Find your favorites.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2012 | 13:18 EDT
Dewback Patrol: XBOX Kinect Launch Party in the Windy City!
OK Rebels can dance better!Even though the dancing Bespin Han Solo video was about enough to make me abort this mission, I can't say enough how much fun I had attending the XBOX Star Wars Kinect Launch Party held last night just outside Chicago, IL. The Midwest Garrison was on hand to help with "crowd control" and to find the Droids we were looking for! For more, check out the event report from the festivities last night! United We Find.

Posted by: Nabil | 3 April 2012 | 12:35 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Weekends Return!
Let's do it again!Listen up Troopers! It's that time of year to start gearing up for the upcoming Star Wars Weekends this May and June. We have learned our hosts this year will be the same great tag team as last year. James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein will be back again. They did a fantastic job last year and no doubt they will do an even better job when they take the stage in May. If you Troopers are interested in booking your trip right now, visit Disney's website for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2012 | 17:39 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Worst Star Wars move Ever?
An article at BigShinyRobot.com recently posted an article stating this was the worst thing ever to happen to the Star Wars universe, yes even worse than Jar Jar Binks! Click below if to see if you can get through the entire clip before making your decision and thanks to TK 8968 for bringing this one to our attention. I'm still going with the Darth Vader toaster, but what do I know?

Posted by: Nabil | 2 April 2012 | 17:34 EDT
Area Report: Movie Heroes have Landed!
Troopers today at my local Walmart I found the brand new Wave 2 of the Movie Heroes line. Now I got to say this is a much more acceptable wave then the first batch of figures, especially since they're new and not just the same old repacks! So share your thoughts on our forums and you decide if these figures are worth having space in your collection. United We Find!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2012 | 20:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Curto Fired!
After not winning the Mega Millions this past weekend, I had to cut my "break" and jet-setting a little short. I cannot afford to pay Dan Curto the enormous salary I had previously promised, therefore I must fire him immediately as a staff member of Sandtroopers.com. So even though his tenure lasted more than 14 hours, not years, it's safe to say that I was meant to be the leader of this organization and refuse step aside for anyone!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2012 | 13:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: It's getting Deep Around the Net!
Our friends at Star Wars Action News have also secured the services of Mr. Curto and James Burns for their latest Episode #340! It's truly Bizarro world today Troopers, check out the preview and click below for the latest.

"As Star Wars toys continue to trickle in across the country, new product has starting showing up in stores. Wal-Mart's canceled wave of Clone Wars DVD 2-packs are now appearing at discount stores, and the Wal-Mart "Discover the Force" exclusive Qui-Gon Jinn Ultimate FX Lightsaber, LEGO mini-sets, Easter Vaders, and more. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast we run down the latest finds, including where you can get unpunched Vintage Collection figures by the wheel barrel for $5 per figure!

For a special Star Wars Action News report, Steve Sansweet joins us to discuss his latest purchases at Rancho Obi-Wan, including an item that can truly unlock your collection's potential, and a discussion of those odd bootleg stormtroopers that have been spotted in China.

Despite a long hiatus, Hasbro is back for a new Q&A session, plus, we take another look at the Blu-ray deleted scene wave of figures, and listen to your voicemails. It's all on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!"

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2012 | 11:59 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Sideshow 1:1 Item Announced!
I must have one!For those of us who love the Sideshow Collectibles 1:1 line, they have announced the first in accessories and we can only hope this will lead to a 1:1 scale Jabba the Hutt someday! For now we're going to have to be content with Jabba's Hookah that will be going on sale next month on April 20th! This item will be limited to 420 pieces worldwide there's no doubt this will be a bit hit with Star Wars fans. Please note unless you live in the state of California, this is not a working hookah. United Weed Find!

Update 4-2: April Fools!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2012 | 0:05 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Welcome Dan Curto
It's with great honor and pleasure to welcome Dan Curto to the ranks of the NEW Sandtroopers.com. I'll be stepping aside as Dan takes control of the Dark Side of the Force, stay tuned for even more big changes!