April 2013

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2013 | 18:23 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Turn out the Lights!
How about FREE?We have completed our three-day tour of duty at C2E2 and no question this event is getting bigger and better each year. Check out the photo gallery from Sunday that includes great costumes, art, toys and highlights from the Imperial Training Academy. We managed to show off a new Star Wars toy to the "Toy Hunter" and also would raise $715 for the Vasculitis Foundation in the process. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, affiliates and fans who made it such a tremendous weekend as we can't wait for next year!



Posted by: Dan Curto | 29 April 2013 | 17:15 EDT
RebelForce Radio Presents...Live At C2E2!
RebelForce Radio Live at C2E2!RebelForce Radio returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place for the annual C2E2 Entertainment Expo. Join Jimmy Mac and Friends for reports from the show floor, exclusive interviews, and more. We talk to Star Wars actors Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti); Being Human’s Sam Huntington recalls his experiences on the set of Fanboys, we visit the Dark Horse booth to talk Star Wars comics with writer Brian Wood, and Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough chats about his rare vintage Star Wars toy finds. Special thanks to Chris Spice and Sandtroopers.com, Aljon Go (Sorcerers Radio), Cris Macht (The Force Within Us) and all the loyal RFR listeners who stopped to say hi to us during the wild weekend at Chicago’s C2E2. Listen now.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 April 2013 | 10:52 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Raffle Winners
Our raffle yesterday at C2E2 has an option of not being present to win, therefore we have more than a few prizes to ship out. If you are on this list, please contact darthspiceATsandtroopers.com to get your prize shipped out via our friends at Toy Hutt.com. Thanks again to all who donated to our raffle, we managed to generate $715 for the Vasculitis Foundation! United We Find.

"Wolf Pack" Ultimate Gift Set Scott Korman 494929

Gentle Giant Kabe & Muftak minibust Michael Fleming 494672

Kotobukiya ARTFX+ Darth Vader Adam Davis 494820

Sideshow Collectibles Snowtrooper Ex Howard Citron 495079

Sideshow Collectibles Commander Bacara Rob Haney 494957



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 April 2013 | 22:16 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 Battle Station Explosion!
Thanks Orli & Zach!We have just wrapped up our invasion of C2E2 2013 in Chicago, IL and what a successful campaign it was. There's no other way to say it other than it was a packed house in the West Building of McCormick Place. While we recoup from exhaustion, partying and waiting for my voice to return, check out the action in our Saturday photo gallery. There's no doubt some amazing highlights, including an incredibly awesome Cyborg Darth Maul costume that blew us away!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2013 | 23:37 EDT
Dewback Patrol: C2E2 is Underway!
Rockin the Windy City!Our invasion of C2E2 has kicked off this morning and we have been quite busy since my Jawa harvest at the Diamond Select Toys booth. These were still available when I left the show late in the afternoon. I am very happy they were kind enough to donate one of the 250 to our cause. We had a great time with special guest Orli Shoshon and the many fans who stopped by to enter our charity raffle today. We're off to enjoy all of what the Windy City has to offer, but we've just uploaded a great photo gallery from our first day in the field. Stay tuned for much more from C2E2 later this weekend, United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2013 | 22:24 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Brian's Toys is taking pre-orders on the recently announced Darth Malgus sixth scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Also available for pre-order is the new Marvel Universe wave which features Captain America, Elektra, Rhino, and Mysterio! On this week's newsletter, check out the restocks on Gentle Giant mini busts, statues, and 12" Jumbo figures as well the Marvel Universe Wave 17. Tons of Vintage ROTJ & ESB Carded figures have been added, but the major highlight is a rare Double Telescoping Luke AFA 80 loose figure. To see this and more, visit our website.


Posted by: Dan Curto | 26 April 2013 | 16:53 EDT
Utinni! Jawas Forced On Spice!


Darth Spice himself is on the hunt at C2E2 today, and (per my instructions) has found a pair of elusive exclusives! These are vinyl banks made by Diamond Select Toys, and they are available in Chicago at their booth this weekend only! Only 250 of these were made, so if you gotta grab one of these dirty rotten scoundrels to your collection. Be sure to stop by the bunker at the show...and tell 'em Curto sent you! (Image courtesy of Jimmy Mac from RebelForce Radio)


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 April 2013 | 0:35 EDT
Dewback Patrol: And so It Begins!
Let's do this Troopers!We have just arrived back from the tedious set up process that is C2E2 in Chicago, IL. The show officially kicks off tomorrow but we managed to sneak several photos of some of the fun from this afternoon. We're getting ready to unload the second half of our "April Reign" campaign, but until that gets into full swing tomorrow check out the photo gallery from Thursday. Some of the highlights include meeting Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, the booth of the Toy Hunter and a great view of our weekend "command" center. Prepare for invasion Troopers, this is going to be a big one! United We Find.



Posted by: Dan Curto | 25 April 2013 | 12:04 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Republic Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot
Republic Attack Dropship with Clone Pilot

The Sandwatch Guide series of updates spotlighting the 2012 vehicle from Hasbro's Class 1 Fleet line finally wraps (after a slight delay). The Republic Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot perfectly captures the spirit of the Kenner "mini-rig" line. Although Hasbro released several versions of the Republic Gunship, it's a rather large vehicle and pretty expensive. This new vehicle includes many of the design elements here, but it also includes features similar to the Republic Dropship, which has never been made in the line (the size of THAT vehicle would be enormous!)

The vehicle is able to convert into two modes: one for flight mode with heavy firepower, and one for troop deployment, bringing the troops onto the field of combat. The pilot figure is an all-new sculpt...and to my knowledge, has not been named yet. More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2013 | 23:58 EDT
Dewback Preview: Orli Shoshon to Appear at the Battle Station!
Friday & Saturday!Our effort this weekend at C2E2 will include an autograph guest at the Battle Station as we're thrilled to announce Orli Shoshan will be appearing this Friday & Saturday. Come meet the actress who played Jedi Master Shaak Ti (Episode II & III) from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at booth #1548 for autographs & photos. Thanks again to Zach and our friends at Galactic Productions for making this possible!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2013 | 23:47 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Autographed Jumbo Gamorrean Guard Available
In stock and ready to ship!Our friends at Coolwaters Productions have made us aware of a very limited quantity of autographed Gentle Giant Jumbo Gamorrean Guard figures just added to their store. These figures are autographed by Stephen Costantino who played the Gamorrean Guard on Jabba's Sail Barge and we are told there are only a few in stock. Thanks again to Derek Maki for letting us know, United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2013 | 12:05 EDT
Dewback Preview: Return of the Battle Station THIS Weekend!
The Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will orbit C2E2 this weekend in the West Building at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. We have been told by ReedPop pre-sale tickets are up 86% from last year, that's a pretty good indicator we're in for one hell of a time. We're prepared to "fire when ready" from booth #1548, as we have announced our prize package and proceeds from this raffle will benefit the Vasculitis Foundation. If you are in our Premium Membership Program, you have until this Friday 12:00 central time to purchase your tickets!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 April 2013 | 12:04 EDT
Update from Dorkside Toys: New Star Wars In Stock!
The newsletter this week features G.I. Joe 'The Ultimates', Gentle Giant Gammorean Guard Jumbo figure, DC Collectibles, Walking Dead and a ton of Star Wars items have hit clearance! See what is in stock, available for pre-order at Dorkside Toys or head into the forums for the complete newsletter. Click below to browse their massive selection as it is useless to resist the Dorkside!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 April 2013 | 11:58 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: How will You Celebrate?
With May the 4th just around the corner, Bonnie Burton takes to the streets of San Francisco, CA to ask How will you Celebrate? Click below to see what fans had to say!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2013 | 12:28 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Brian's Toys Newsletter this week features two new Gentle Giant 12-inch jumbo figures of Walrus Man and Hammerhead. The Gamorrean Guard figure is back in stock as well. Also featured this week is new artwork from ACME Archives by artists Cliff Chiang and Steve Thomas. Also new this week is a MOTU Classics Snake Face and several Star Wars 12-Back figures, including a white hair Ben Kenobi. For more from this week's newsletter including restocks of Star Wars vehicle toys and Marvel Universe figures visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 April 2013 | 12:26 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: 2013 R.O.W. Membership Available!
Get yours now!The Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 membership kits are finally ready! Kits include a thank you letter, a personalized membership card signed on the back by Steve and year's patch, which features art exclusively done for Rancho Obi-Wan by French artist Benjamin Carré. We hope you will consider becoming a member this year as a show of support for Rancho Obi-Wan's mission of inspiration. For more visit the forums for the complete newsletter or memberships, most of which may be tax-deductible, can be purchased here.



Posted by: Dan Curto | 21 April 2013 | 12:24 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Republic Assault Submarine With Scuba Clone Trooper
Republic Assault Submarine with Scuba Clone Trooper

Today's flashback update to the Sandwatch Guide includes a 2012 vehicle from Hasbro's Class 1 Fleet line. This time out, it's a vehicle and figure from THE CLONE WARS season 4: the Republic Assault Submarine with Scuba Clone Trooper! This set is the perfect addition for underwater battles with the GAR! Recreate the exciting battle on the Mon Calamari homeworld and take out those deadly aqua droids alongside the Jedi.

The vehicle is able to convert into two modes: one for maximum firepower, and one for speedy delivery. The pilot figure is an all-new sculpt, which as we've seen...is pretty rare for this line. More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 20 April 2013 | 9:50 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Y-Wing Scout Bomber With Clone Trooper Pilot
Y-Wing Scout Bomber with Clone Trooper Pilot

Here's a final 2011 flashback to the Sandwatch Guide: a hard-to-find Class 1 vehicle from Hasbro's "mini-rig" line. The Y-Wing Scout Bomber with Clone Trooper Pilot (A.K.A. "Warthog") set includes the kit-bashed pilot figure, along with a brand-new vehicle that is a great example of what this line could have been. It can be argued that the source is actually the Y-Wing Bomber, but I feel it is actually inspired by the classic Y-Wing Fighter from the Original Trilogy. (Don't agree? Well too bad...it's MY column! Go write your own!)


Warthog is a kit-bashed clone figure that brings another recognizable pilot into the line, adding to the GAR ranks! More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 20 April 2013 | 2:26 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Republic Scout Speeder With ARF Trooper
Republic Scout Speeder With ARF Trooper

The Sandwatch Guide once again flashes back to 2011 in the continuing series of updates featuring Hasbro's Class 1 vehicles. Here's another example of Hasbro invoking the spirit of the 1980s "mini-rig" line with the Republic Scout Speeder With ARF Trooper set. Using the larger Republic Swamp Speeder as inspiration, this small one-man vehicle (which can also turn into a two-man vehicle) rolls into action against the Separatist Forces. A nice addition to the collection of weapons in the Grand Army of the Republic! More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2013 | 13:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Guests Added!
There have been quite a few guests added to the already star-studded lineup at Celebration Europe this July. Amy Allen, Kenny Baker and Paul Blake round out the latest additions to the autograph hall. For those of you looking to obtain a memory to last a lifetime, the Ink-Fusion Tattoo Festival will also be making its return to Star Wars Celebration. Click below for all the latest updates!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 April 2013 | 12:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars Filibuster
Only Patton Oswalt could deliver this hilarious Star Wars filibuster, click below if you haven't seen this yet! Thanks again to the many Troopers who have forwarded this link. United We Find.




Posted by: Dan Curto | 18 April 2013 | 18:30 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker
Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker

The Sandwatch Guide continues to flash back (although this time just to 2012) with an all-new series of updates featuring Hasbro's Class 1 vehicles. During Celebration V in 2010, I had a chat with Hasbro regarding my love for the classic Kenner "mini-rigs" line of vehicles that included smaller-scale, just-offscreen, one-man ships that were made for a cheaper price point than their larger counterparts, but still fit within the overall saga. I was told I would be happy soon. ;)

Over the past few years, we have started to see Hasbro make good on this promise with a new line of "mini-rigs", including the Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker set. Taking inspiration from the Republic Attack Shuttle seen in REVENGE OF THE SITH and THE CLONE WARS, this vehicle was originally planned to come out in 2011 with a different deco and an Obi-Wan pilot figure. Sadly, that set was canceled, but Hasbro kept the design, gave it a fresh coat of 501st Legion-inspired paint, and a new Anakin pilot figure! More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 17 April 2013 | 21:26 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Attack Cycle With General Grievous
Attack Cycle With General Grievous

The Sandwatch Guide continues to flash back to 2011 with an all-new series of updates featuring Hasbro's Class 1 vehicles. This Attack Cycle With General Grievous set is another example of Hasbro really getting back to the spirit of the "mini rigs" from the 1980s Kenner line. Taking inspiration from the Wheel Bike seen in REVENGE OF THE SITH, this vehicle includes the signature shape and stylistics seen on-screen, just a little smaller and compact. Add in a brand new Grievous figure, and this set is a must-have (if you don't have it, track one down!) More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 16 April 2013 | 23:59 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Separatist Droid Speeder With Battle Droid
Separatist Droid Speeder With Battle Droid

The Sandwatch Guide continues to flash back to 2011 with an all-new series of updates featuring Hasbro's Class 1 vehicles. Here is an example of a great "just off-screen" Hasbro creation. While the Separatist Droid Speeder With Battle Droid has never been seen onscreen in THE CLONE WARS, its design fits in seamlessly with the same spirit of the show. The small-scale vehicle is completely new, and includes 4 removable cannons, folding wings, and a bomb that can be dropped with the push of a button. The Battle Droid pilot (you can tell it's a pilot droid from the blue deco, or by the fact that it's, well, in the pilot seat) is an all-new sculpt with articulated knees and an accessory that brings back a classic feature! More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2013 | 22:11 EDT
Update from Dorkside Toys:
The newsletter this week features War Machine, The Joker, G.I. JOE's, Marvel Universe, Walking Dead & more! See what is in stock, available for pre-order, and on clearance at Dorkside Toys or head into the forums for the complete newsletter. Click below to browse their massive selection as it is useless to resist the Dorkside!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 April 2013 | 20:07 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Richard LaParmentier 1946-2013
Goodbye Richard, we will miss you Sir!We woke up this morning to the sad news that actor Richard LaParmentier has passed away yesterday at the age of 67. While it will sadden many fans who got to know him well, we should all remember his great contributions to film. We had a great conversation at Planet Comic-Con not even two weeks ago, even though he was not too thrilled about the delayed Admiral Motti action figure from Hasbro! We would like to take a moment to say thank you, and God bless to his family and extended family at Coolwaters Productions during this difficult time.



Posted by: Dan Curto | 15 April 2013 | 22:47 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Speeder Bike With Castas
Speeder Bike With Castas

The Sandwatch Guide flashes back to 2011 with an all-new series of updates featuring Hasbro's Class 1 vehicles. Although most of the sets in this line has been a neverending series of repaints and kit-bashed figures, this set of Speeder Bike With Castas from THE CLONE WARS offered up brand-new sculpts. Castas and his Speeder Bike had never been used before (another set that included Boba Fett was going to include a repaint of this same bike, but that set was canceled). More details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2013 | 17:26 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Gentle Giant Jumbo Gamorrean Guard
We have posted our inspection of the Jumbo Gamorrean Guard from Gentle Giant. See how this figure compares to its 3 3/4 inch counterpart as well as some of the other Gamorrean Guard figures you may already own in your collections. Also click below to see how you can WIN this figure from Sandtroopers.com & Gentle Giant Ltd. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 April 2013 | 17:19 EDT
Update from Toy Hutt: Original Vintage Figures Added!
Toy Hutt has recently acquired a two massive collections of Star Wars vintage figures and we're in the process of adding the inventory to our website. This includes the Blue Snaggletooth variant many seek to add to their collection. We have also updated our 3 3/4 inventory of Power of the Force, Episodes I-III, and the Saga Collection. Click below to browse our massive selection!




Posted by: Dan Curto | 14 April 2013 | 14:11 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Separatist Speeder With Geonosian Warrior
Separatist Speeder with Geonosian Warrior

Vehicles week concludes in the Sandwatch Guide! The special flashback series of updates of Hasbro's smaller-scale vehicles wraps up with the other late 2011 Toys"R"Us-exclusive Class 1 vehicle set: a Separatist Speeder with Geonosian Warrior from THE CLONE WARS. Here's another set that is pretty much nothing more than repaints, but perfect for troop builders.
For those paying attention this week, you will have noticed that the focus shifted to the exclusive vehicles from the past few years. Starting tomorrow, a new series of updates begins that turns the spotlight onto non-exclusive sets. I've been saving these, because I have a certain fondness for "mini-rigs". More on that tomorrow...but for today, get more details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 13 April 2013 | 22:01 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper
AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! We continue to feature Hasbro's latest vehicles all week long...up next is the other late 2011 Walmart-exclusive Class 1 vehicle set: an AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper from THE CLONE WARS. This set of repaints almost fills a demand for a figure of Clone Commander Keeli, and in fact this set was at one point identified as such, but instead this is an unnamed ARF Trooper from the same battle on Ryloth. Get more details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 12 April 2013 | 22:47 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz
BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! We continue to feature Hasbro's latest vehicles all week long...up next is a 2011 Walmart-exclusive BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz, from THE CLONE WARS. While essentially nothing more than a repainted figure and vehicle, this set is part of a larger group that fought alongside the Jedi in a pivotal battle during the TV series. Get more details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2013 | 16:52 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The Brian's Toys newsletter is blanketed with all new items. Place your pre-order for the recently announced items from Gentle Giant including 12" Jumbo Vintage Dengar, 4-LOM and Grand Admiral Thrawn and Luke Snowspeeder Deluxe mini busts. A great selection of Vintage Star Wars vehicles and playsets are also included on the newsletter. Collectors will want to jump for another rare loose Vinyl Cape Jawa or the AT-AT Walker (ESB) vehicle. For the kids, the Angry Birds Millennium Falcon Bounce Game from Hasbro has been added to the site. For more from this week's newsletter, visit our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2013 | 15:55 EDT
Sandwatch Live: ARTFX+ Boba Fett RotJ
In this episode we inspect the ARTFX+ RotJ Boba Fett from Kotobukiya. The most notorious Bounty Hunter in the galaxy features a couple of classic poses and set of highly detailed Wookiee braids and movable range-finder. Could there be anything not to like?




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 April 2013 | 15:20 EDT
Dewback Preview: Commence Primary Ignition!
The Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will orbit C2E2 this April 26th - 28th in the West Building at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. We're excited to once again take part in the largest pop culture event in the Midwest. We're prepared to "fire when ready" from booth #1548, as we have announced our prize package for what's shaping to be an incredible weekend for Star Wars fans!




Posted by: Dan Curto | 11 April 2013 | 19:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Rebel Transport Speeder With Rebel Ground Crew
Rebel Transport Speeder With Rebel Ground Crew

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! We continue to feature Hasbro's latest vehicles all week long...up next is the "Shadows of the Dark Side" Rebel Transport Speeder With Rebel Ground Crew, a set that was exclusive to Toys "R" Us in 2011. This set was originally part of a larger Battle Pack that included 2 additional figures. That set proved to be a huge hits with fans, so this reissue was made for troop builders. It did not sell as well as expected, and eventually the set was found at a discounted price at stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and others. Get more details and photos after the jump. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 10 April 2013 | 15:10 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Movie Heroes Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper
Movie Heroes Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! We continue to feature Hasbro's latest vehicles all week long...up next is the Movie Heroes Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper, an exclusive set that is now available at Toys "R" Us stores. A long-overdue update to an iconic small vehicle seen in RETURN OF THE JEDI, the speeder bike is an all-new sculpt with lots of cool features: an opening engine, moving brake flaps and handles, plus an all-new display stand and "parking brake". There is also a removable blaster cannon which can be either mounted on the underside of the bike itself or attached to a special tripod. If that weren't enough, the Scout Trooper figure is an all-new sculpt with more articulation that ever before! Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 April 2013 | 12:48 EDT
Update from Dorkside Toys: Welcome to Sandtroopers
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest sponsor Dorkside Toys. They have a great selection of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Batman, Marvel Universe and much more. They also have Star Cases in stock and ready to ship to help protect your collection. Click below to browse their massive selection and start your journey to the Dorkside!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 April 2013 | 23:46 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Mission Accomplished!
Let the Wookiee Win!We update our Dewback Patrol with the complete mission report from Operation: Let the Wookiee Win at Planet Comic-Con this past weekend. We had a great time sharing the DaGeDar Star Wars line with the kids and blasting away prizes at random from the Battle Station. The crowd on Sunday wasn't as big as the previous day, but no doubt wasn't the usual boring Sunday you see at most conventions. We'd like to thank our sponsors and affiliates that made this mission possible, and most of all the fans who stopped by and donated to the cause. For more, check out the complete report and Sunday photo gallery! United We Find.



Posted by: Dan Curto | 9 April 2013 | 12:15 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Movie Heroes STAP With Battle Droid
Movie Heroes STAP with Battle Droid

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! We continue to flash back to Hasbro's Movie Heroes Class 1 Fleet Vehicle repaints with the STAP with Battle Droid, one of the 2012 Class 1 Fleet Vehicles. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Curto | 8 April 2013 | 23:03 EDT
Sandwatch Guide: Movie Heroes BARC Speeder With Clone Trooper
Movie Heroes BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper

It's vehicles week in the Sandwatch Guide! Starting today, we flash back to Hasbro's Movie Heroes BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper, one of the 2012 Class 1 Fleet Vehicles. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 April 2013 | 12:39 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief:
Our Battle Station was launching prizes all weekend long from Kansas City, MO and we'd like to thank once again all that stopped by and contributed. Here is a list of the winners and thanks again to Jett's Toy Hutt for being our official "Shuttle" of Battle Station prizes. If you have won we should be contacting you soon with the information you supplied on the ticket. United We Find.

"Nick" 494121 - Dave Dorman CVI Exclusive print

"Lord Penter" 493888 - Joe Corroney CVI Artist Proof

"Lyle" 494055 - 1/6th scale Sideshow Collectibles Snowtrooper Exclusive

"Tabitha" 493910 - Gentle Giant Bespin Han Solo PGM Minibust

"Tim" 493997 - Hasbro Wolfpack Exclusive from Bigbadtoystore.com

"KC Wayne" 494100 - 1/6th scale Sideshow Collectibles Tusken Raider

"Jason" 493954 - Kotobukiya ARTFX+ Boba Fett

"Gerald" 494365 - Gentle Giant Greedo Vintage 12-inch figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 April 2013 | 20:48 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Plantet Comic-Con Saturday Photos
Let the Wookiee Win!Our invasion of Planet Comic-Con would entertain a packed house on Saturday afer outgrowing their previous location in Overland Park, Kansas. It was a good thing because the crowd was enourmous and our Battle Station was able to raise upwards of $400 to benefit the Peter Mayhew Foundation. To see the power of a fully armed and operational Battle Station check out our photo gallery from Saturday. Stay tuned for more from the Return of the Battle Station!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2013 | 20:04 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Hit the Lights!
You May Fire at Will!It's been a long time coming but it feels so great to be back in Kansas City for Planet Comic-Con! Our Dewback was able to easily navigate the 500 plus mile journey for an early afternoon setup. We had an exhausting trip and stay tuned this weekend for the Return of the Battle Station as we get settled in. For now, check out the few photos we snapped in our preview gallery! Firing at Will, United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 April 2013 | 19:41 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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A collection of Vintage 12-back AFA graded figures is available over at Brian's Toys. This collection includes 12 Back-A's of Leia, small head Han Solo, and Luke! Other 12-backs include Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Ben Kenobi. The eFX Collectible Stormtrooper PCR Helmet, Luke X-Wing Helmet, and the Luke ROTJ stunt saber have been restocked. The Gentle Giant Aurra Sing mini bust and 12" Jumbo Cantina Playset have also been stocked up with new lower prices. With the new release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in theatres, the new Wave 3 featuring Joe Colton, Lady Jaye, Cyber Ninja and more is available. Quantities are limited, so visit visit our website to get yours now.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 April 2013 | 12:06 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Jett Lucas Cancels Planet Comic-Con
If you were planning on attending Planet Comic-Con this weekend and hoping to meet Jett Lucas, much like everything else in the Star Wars Universe, the appearance has been canceled. The website states the busy work schedule of the TV show "Chicago Fire" for the last minute cancellation, and they are hoping Jett will be able to attend next year. While this is indeed a sad note for fans, we're still very excited to launch the "Return of the Battle Station" in just a few short days. The guest list is still most impressive and we'd be honored if you'd join us this weekend!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2013 | 23:45 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Luke's Change - An Inside Job!
Even though we are a day late in celebrating the spirit of April Fools Day, this short clip below was posted a bit too early in my opinion. If you haven't seen this video yet, click below and enjoy! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2013 | 23:40 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Things are not What they Seem!
It appears the story posted yesterday regarding the LEGO Jabba's Palace set being discontinued is not accurate information. Our friends at Star Wars Action News directed our attention towards an article posted at The Blaze. Lego’s Brand Relations Director Michael McNally responded their questions via email, and also stated the report was "false". For more, visit their website to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 April 2013 | 23:28 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Curto Burns - 2012 In Review
Going Back to Rancho Obi-wan!"We’re going back... whoops, wrong franchise! Spending Christmas and New Year with his family at Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California, James couldn’t miss up on the opportunity to record with Steve Sansweet and bring Dan in on the action as all three look back at Star Wars in 2012 – the events, the collectibles and their favourite items on a Curto Burns Collectors Cast Special. Recorded on New Years Day (exactly three months ago to the day) tune in and listen as they talk about everything from Trading Cards to LEGO - you won’t want to miss this (and see if you can spot what’s changed in the last few months)!"



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2013 | 15:14 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Orlando Megacon 2013
Thanks Dave!We have updated our Dewback Patrol with coverage from the Orlando Megacon in Orlando, FL that took place a couple of weeks ago. The event looked like it was packed with plenty of Star Wars for fans to enjoy, as the Orange County Convention Center was taken over once again by the Florida Garrison. For more, see the complete report and photos and thanks to Special Ops P.M.P. member Dave Cross and our brigade of "Swamptroopers" for the coverage. We're happy to hear your recent move was successful as well!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2013 | 14:56 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sideshow Unveils Commander Wolffe
WOW, just WOW!Holy Filoni Troopers! The team at Sideshow Collectibles have revealed what might be their best looking Clone to date. The Commander Wolffe 1/6th scale figure is loaded to extreme with so many display options, you might have to order two. For more check out the preview for the "Leader of the Wolfpack" and this no question is a figure you don't want to miss. The Exclusive Clone Commander Wolffe Sixth Scale Figure will be available for Pre-Order in the weekly Sideshow Newsletter on Thursday, April 4th, 2013, which is typically published between 2PM and 3PM (Pacific Time).



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2013 | 14:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Force Within Us Premier
Our friends at RebelforceRadio have put together an incredible clip from the premier of the Force Within Us from St. Charles, IL. Click below to see the packed house with Jimmy & Wendy, United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2013 | 14:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: LEGO to "cease production" of Jabba's Palace!
No Joke!It looks like the world we live in today cannot separate fantasy vs. reality as LEGO has agreed to "cease production" of their Jabba's Palace LEGO kit in light of complaints. It's a crying shame someone would actually file a lawsuit such as this, or worse LEGO to agree to back off. If you have this kit in your collection you just might want to hang on to it! Thanks again to Denise Dorman for sharing the article from the Independent with us.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 April 2013 | 14:22 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Theysa for Real this Time!
"Some of you may remember last year’s April Fool’s Day joke that Mimoco pulled announcing the release of a Jar Jar Binks MIMOBOT. We know that some (including one of our ) may have fallen for this and had your dreams crushed when you realized it was a joke. Allow us to make up for it this April 1st when we celebrate the memory of the greatest Gungan of all time with a Jar Jar Binks MIMOBOT (no foolin)." Click below to place your order, this is limited to 500 pieces, so you Jar Jar fans better act fast!