May 2002

Posted by: vaughn | 31 May 2002 | 22:27 EDT
ACPin from ACPin Star Wars writes:
The giant, lumbering Reek has been controlled by Anakin and was used to free up Padme and ObiWan from the grasp of the other beasts inside the arena. Droidekas surround the escape route of the trio and it looks like they will have to contend with Count Dooku's wishes for the meantime.




Posted by: Darth Crypt | 31 May 2002 | 17:43 EDT
This just in from BRIAN'S TOYS!
"Brian's Toys now has the largest selection of Saga Edition carded figures.
These figures include the following: Chewy on cloud city, Han on Endor, Obi Wan Jedi starfighter pilot, Supreme Chancellor Palipatine, Djas Puhr from Cantina, bloody arm Luke Bespin variation, and the Jorg Sacul celebration II figure. Also we have received back in stock the POTF2 Tatooine skiff...

Brian's Toys!


Posted by: Jason | 31 May 2002 | 15:12 EDT
Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
5% of you out there may recognize this fellow...its Blue Snaggletooth! - probably 95% of sandtroopers readers however! Here's a short article at UGO.com about the "Star Wars Figues You Never Knew Existed (sic)," I say 'sic,' again, because everybody here knows about these guys!

More Saga Accessory Pack Pictures - Jay and the crew at ADC.com have added front & back carded images of the four Target-exclusive sets.

Another Luke Bespin variant - SirSteve's has a photo of one of these figures on which the magnet post has been painted over flesh color, much in the same style as the earlier painted and non-painted Zam Wessel arm magnets.

What would the Jedi do without villains? - A look at the villains of Attack of the Clones over at Newsweek. And, most interestingly (or maybe not; this might have been written by someone without any real insight); Who is Dooku? "Yes, Jango Fett (the bounty hunter) calls him Lord Tyranus. The Kaminos call him Jedi Sido-Dyas (ed. note: it's really 'Sifo-Deyas' and we don't really know if the Kaminoans were refering to Dooku :) ) . But both of these are just aliases."

C o n t e s t s - see yesterdays news and this is the last chance for many of the current opportunities since it is the last day of the month!
Jason@sandtroopers.com


Posted by: Tyler | 31 May 2002 | 10:09 EDT
Jorg Sacul & Stormtrooper 4-pack Available NOW!
Hello !!

Today sees the official start date of JORG SACUL mania !

www.r2dtoys.com from midday today will start selling this elusive and not-to-be-reproduced figural rendition of George Lucas himself, seen for the first and last time at Celebration 2 this year.

There are extremely low numbers available for sale and the figure is limited to 1 per household to give everybody a good chance to buy !

Also available for sale today is the fan club Stormtrooper troop builder 4-pack ! There is no limit to your order, so start building that army today ! Priced at just £14 for all 4 !

Both items are hot and will start shipping on 7th June.

Be first, head over at midday and order your figures today !

Many thanks, and MTFBWY..............

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John & the Crew
www.r2dtoys.com


Posted by: vaughn | 31 May 2002 | 8:44 EDT
The Guys from toyfellas.com write:
Hello from www.toyfellas.com

We are truly excited to bring to you the toys you need; In an organized crime fashion. Right know receive 7% all orders $20.00 or more. Please stop on by and check out our selection of Star Ears EP II Products as well as some POTJ products. We are gradually going to increase are Star Wars merchandise and also carry other collectibles. Right now we have in stock Yoda, Count Dooku, Padme with the mole on her cheek for $7.99 each we also sell Not Mint figures at a reduce price perfect for opening and other EP II products. We also have a Special section; there you can find great deals, such as Jango Fett Kamino Escape and his Slave 1 sold together for $35.28, POTJ Boshek wave for $22.47, POTJ Imperial Officer & Rebel Trooper together for $14.98 and other great deals. We sell protective cases and have a current give away for 1 Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter. So please stop by and one more thing Forget About It.




Posted by: Zack | 31 May 2002 | 7:32 EDT
Trooper Steve Reports:
I wanted to say thanks to Giancarlo, him and i did a good trade. I traded a Luke Bespin for a Emporer Palpatine W/ Coin..Thanks Alot!!..........I scored Qui-Gon, Massif, Orn-Free Ta(Ding in the plastic bubble)and Endor Rebel Soldier...they will be on Ebay for $15 a piece...lol....JUST KIDDING, if anybody wants them you are welcome to them for cost + shipping Or i still need Chancellor Palpatine...Let me know.....Thanks Giancarlo
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve


Posted by: Zack | 31 May 2002 | 7:29 EDT
Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
Jorge Perez from Boston MA; I just found (Thursday evening) Massif, Orn Free, Endor Soldier at the KB toys in Coolidge, Brookline. There was only one Orn, about 4 Endor sold left and two Massif; also there were plenty of Qui Gon (didn't like this figure at all); also one Luminara. Hope this helps the local troopers here in MA; keep the reports coming! I'm also looking for a Sacul Figure in ANY card condition or even loose; I have some EU figs, some FF and Rebo sets; etc, LMK what stuff you want for him. Thanks, this is a great site!!!
Jorgepalbela@aol.com


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 30 May 2002 | 23:57 EDT
~~~~~CONTEST~~~~~~CONTEST~~~~~~~CONTEST!
What kind of people surf Sandtroopers.com and THEJAWA.COM? People like trooper AndyVW who offer to give away a C2 Jorge Sacul figure to Sandtroopers readers because of what other troopers he has met and has seen who are willing to GET IT DONE for other troopers. These are the type of people we are seeing day after day at Sandtroopers and The Jawa. Amazing. Ok, enough of my rant. This contest will run 2 weeks (ends Friday June 14th). To enter, just send and e-mail to: HERE

NOTE: E-mails that contain appreciation for Andy's gesture will be forwarded to him! Remember, this figure is from Andy's collection and NOT an online store sponsored contest!
FOR A TROOPER, BY A TROOPER



Posted by: Darth Crypt | 30 May 2002 | 23:23 EDT
More fun than watching Jawa's on crack!
Troops,
be SURE to check out the NEW figure review section! Informative, funny and just plain entertaining! Sandtroopers Jason and Spiceowan are a great team....and funny!
Check it out HERE

To Sandtrooper George Collazo: Get settled quick man, this site needs your talents and I want to come and visit you in Puerto Rico on vacation!!!! Uh huh, I remember that "Mi casa es su casa" statement you made bro!


Posted by: Tyler | 30 May 2002 | 23:05 EDT
C2 Jorg Sacul figure available at R2Dtoys!
We are preparing to receive Jorg next Friday, along with the fanclub Stormtrooper 4-pack.

The 4-pack is priced at just £14 (approx. $20) and we have it faster than the fan club ! Worldwide shipping is just £2.20 as a special offer, also includes UK and European customers. NO LIMIT !! Buy as many as you want ! pleae note, the websirte will calculate at £2-3, please ignore, it is a £2.20 blanket rate.

Meantime, secure your Jorg Sacul now - there are very limited numbers available and when they are gone, they are gone ! Priced at £59 to include a free Star Case. (Approximately $90 US)

We can no longer order the figure after this time, and it has been shelved with no plans for re-issue (of course Hasbro reserve the right to reproduce at any time.....).

We have many other great items and deals, and remember our Super Saturday THIS SATURDAY. In-store deals are amazing !

Both figures will be updated for sale to you FIRST as e-mail subscribers, take advantage and order as soon as you can. We will switch-on the ordering facility at 12 noon UK time on 31st May. Then, the whole World will know as Jorg Sacul mania sweeps across the internet.

Good luck troops and MTFBWY.........

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http://www.r2dtoys.com




Posted by: Spiceowan | 30 May 2002 | 22:15 EDT
The Power of Jango!
On one of my routine toy hunts today I found a Ultimate Jango Fett 12 inch. Sgt. Jason and I have yet to do any 12 inch figs in our latest installments and after getting this one I think you'll all agree... This one rocks and is the best of any so far in the AOTC line. I also have been seeing the Col. 1 and 2 wave 4 in the stores lately so don't bother with E-Bay, Troops they will come. Remember the word of Master Yoda "Patience" If you are looking for Ultimate Jango look in the K-Marts that's where I've been hearing everyone is finding them and that's where I found mine.Happy Hunting and Good Luck!


Posted by: George | 30 May 2002 | 21:40 EDT
Time's almost Up:
Well troops, time is almost up for me. While you all read I'm packing UP, feel free to send in you post(s) until Saturday June 1st. After that I will be off-line, any e-mails will take some time to be replied. Couldn't find a box big enough for my 19'' monitor so I had no choice but to leave it to my adorable sister (Pictured below) and get an Ultra Thin LCD flat screen (dang!!!, it can fit in my wallet LOL!!) Any trooper willing to pick me up at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport next Wednesday June 5th will be appreciated; Hopefully I'll be arriving @ 10:00 PM.


Love you flaca!!!!


Posted by: Jason | 30 May 2002 | 21:39 EDT
New Figure REVIEWS Here at SANDTROOPERS.com

That's right folks, to give the usual reviews a grittier and livelier feel, I've teamed up with my right-hand man Private Spiceowan and cooked up some "Ebert & Roeper-esque" reviews. Today we are featuring the New Collection 1, Wave 4 figures : Bespin Vader & Luke, Mace Windu - Geonosian Rescue and Jango Fett - Final Battle. Some good insights, inane banter, immature arguments and nice new photos from General Vaughn make it a "must-see." So take your own opinions with you and maybe leave with some new ones or feel even more adamant about your initial reactions! Check them out here! And stick with us, because Collection 2, Wave 4 (Massiff, Endor Rebel, Orn Free Taa and Qui-Gon) and Deluxe Wave 2 (Nexu and Anakin) are next on the plate for this weekend and early next week respectively. - J.


Posted by: vaughn | 30 May 2002 | 21:17 EDT
Toyfellas Grand Opening
Hey Troops,
Some of you may remember Sandtrooper Raja. He's opened a new online store called toyfellas. Here's what he has to say:
"Right now we are giving 7% off all orders $20.00 dollars or more. Also have a give away for a Obi-wan Starfighter. Every thing is listed on the site."



Drop by and check them out! Keep checking as new stock arrives


Posted by: Jason | 30 May 2002 | 20:17 EDT
New Collection 2 Figures and more at

Hi, Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about some new arrivals.
EPISODE 2: We have received the new Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff, Orn Free Taa, and Qui-Gon Jinn figures as well as more Royal Guard, Luminara Unduli, and Taun We figures - all $7.99. Many other Ep 2 figures are also in stock. Also back in stock are the latest Collection 1 figures (Vader, Mace & Jango), some POTJ (Rebel Trooper, Imperial Officer, FX-7, Royal Decoy) are available.

  • DRAGONBALL: The new IF Lab Dragonball Collector series 1 figures have arrived - 4 great looking boxed figures - $56.99 for the set or $14.99 each. Includes: Master Roshi, Bulma, Emporer Pilaf & Shu, Boss Rabbit & Goku. We also have Series 7, a few Series 8 (the rest should arrive in 10 days or so) large Movie figures, Striking Z Series 2, and much more.
  • SIDESHOW-WETA: Series 3 busts & statues are not all in stock, check out our low prices on all the Sideshow-Weta items. Series 1 & 2 are all in stock and pre-orders are available for series 4 & 5.
  • SIDESHOW - Bayonets & Barbed Wire: French Rifleman & British Lewis Gunner - $28.99. We also have a nice selection of Silver Screen edition figures and movie monsters in stock.
  • PLAYSKOOL TRANSFORMERS - 4 of the Playskool transformers 'for kids' are now in stock - $8.99 each. Cheetor, Gorrillabot, & more.
    Act 7 PVC, Mega PVC Megatron & Starsaber & more are on their way over now from Japan - look for them early next week!

    Thanks for your interest and take a look at www.bigbadtoystore.com to see the new items! thanks! - Joel, www.bigbadtoystore.com
    Great flat-rate shipping fee, friendly service and exceptional packing for shipping are all reasons to check them out! If you like Transformers as well as Star Wars, you need to check out the Dreamwave Gen 1 comics and posters at BigBad - J.


    Posted by: Zack | 30 May 2002 | 18:25 EDT
    Trooper Shawn Reports:
    Hey troops I need to get rid of my extra stuff. Check out my list here. Whatever is left next week will go on eBay (I know, I know but some of the older orange and green card figures are a little old to return) They have been posted for quite a while now and need to go. If you have nothing to trade make me an offer, I'm not trying to get rich just clear space and make a few $ for the new figs.
    itzfitz@prodigy.net


    Posted by: Zack | 30 May 2002 | 18:22 EDT
    Trooper Meet Me at Mos Eisley Reports:
    Hello all...Jesse here I've just started getting back into collecting recently after a divorce and realizing some things in the past that made me happy. I've been looking at some Star Wars sites around and I was really impressed with yours...fun to read, lotsa info..nice sounding people..I hope to keep checking you out for awhile. Second, I have a some Vintage Loose items I'll be making a list of for maybe trading for some newer items I missed out on. I have an extra Imperial Shuttle complete, 3 extra Xiwings complete, an extra Falcon complete, 2 Ewok villages complete, 3 Dagobah complete...these are just some of the nicer things I know are complete... each has a box, but i doubt the condition is all that great. Well, keep up the great site..
    Meet me at Mos Eisly....
    the cantina always calls


    Posted by: Zack | 30 May 2002 | 18:20 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Hey all, Britt here....looking at The Target Exclusive Accessory packs just now...Check out all the re-used and reissued stuff in these...the Hoth has K-3P0's binocular thingy, they are just using the same carded Scout trooper for the next one, thats the Interegation Droid from the Commtech Vader in the Death Star(but I will take the 2 Stormtrooper Blasters for my Commtech Stormies), and the Arena Conflict, geez, don't get me started...tons of Jango's stuff and leftover lightsabers and Han Bespin Escape POTJ handcuffs. OK, they look alright, the Death Star seems the only one I would want, but don't use so much leftover stuff....If they are going to go through the effort of putting this stuff on pegs, Make some new stuff. Just don't fill it up with a couple new cheesy items we don't have, then throw in some big pile of leftover stuff. Really, look at the dorky little Tank in that Hoth set and tell me "I Just Gotta Have That!!!!...ooooohhh I know I do...sorry Big H, sorry for the ranting and raving...after seeing how great all the new Saga Figs are, I'm really disappointed.
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 30 May 2002 | 17:52 EDT
    Trooper Patrick reports:
    Wondering if you can help me out : I'm looking for a loose POTF2 12" EMPEROR"S ROYAL GUARD; doesn't matter what condition he's in, just as long as he's got his weapon, I'm happy. I'll offer my LEGO JANGO FETT'S SLAVE I and 2 LEGO JEDI STARFIGHTERS for him. LMK if you're interested.
    Est8692@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 30 May 2002 | 15:02 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Collusion or collision - SW Insider latest ish has a story from Hasbro about distribution and more, see a comment at SirSteve's.

    "Does that patch mean you're a pirate?" - Thousands of folks pirate copies of AOTC from the net as reported at TFN, plus a quip from Lucas on having a co-writer for AOTC.

    Episode VII a lost cause - Lucas would be in his seventies while doing another Trilogy installment, so he rules it out - JediNet.

    Creature Cantina dukes it out with Star Wars expert - Creature Cantina has an amusing rant of divulged photographic identity; very funny.

    Yoda spot - Watch the newest AOTC trailer, featuring Yoda, at E-X.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Giveaway for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Yoda, ends 6/2.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • Pegwarmer.com is giving away a Darth Vader and Anakin in this week's contest, ends 6/2.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net has up for grabs a set of 12 new Saga unopened figures: Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Hanger Duel), Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel), Darth Vader (Bespin Duel), Jango Fett (Final Battle), Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master), Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff and Orn Free Taa. , ends 5/31.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John’s Toys!
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Steve | 30 May 2002 | 14:33 EDT
    And yet another variation rears it's ugly head! News from The Bothan Spy
    My good friend Ishi Tib over at The Bothan Spy pointed out another variation in the Saga line. It seems like there are as many variations as there are carded figures with this line. Hasbro sure has found their cash cow. Anyway, this particular variation has to do with Jango Fett Final Duel. It seems his flamethrower effect has been found packaged either pointing up or down. Check out The Bothan Spy for detailed pics of the two variants.


    Posted by: Steve | 30 May 2002 | 14:22 EDT
    AOTC by R.A. Salvatore
    I just wanted to drop a quick post to let all the Troops know that I started the novel yesterday. I am in chapter 3 right now, and so far, everything I have read is new information. The first three chapters is all stuff that wasn't in the movie. How cool is that? There is some good character and story development going on already. I can't wait to see what else is going to be included. It looks like Mr. Salvatore is going to have another winner on his hands. Look for my review sometime soon.


    Posted by: Steve | 30 May 2002 | 14:19 EDT
    Comic News from the Official Site
    Hey Troops, the Official Site updated with some big news today about the future of the ongoing Star Wars title from Dark Horse. In September the series will be changed to Star Wars: Republic and a new series will be started, called Star Wars: Empire. Republic will continue the ongoing series which takes place between Ep I and Ep II. Empire will start out right before Ep IV. For a better idea of what the first story arc, titled "Betrayal", will include check out the story here.


    Posted by: vaughn | 30 May 2002 | 13:20 EDT
    The Lingster reports:
    Anyone else think thiese packs seen on Rebelscum.com are pointless? I mean who wants the OLD POTF2 guns for the stormtrooper? Let's get the NEW ONES!!! Why have the helmet for a stormtrooper in the deathstar pack? WHO WEARS IT? Do we need ANOTHER gigantic "mouse" droid? That's a mighty big mouse... The stormtrooper belt is definitly the best thing about this package, and the trooper has different legs that the original version. Why have a Endor Scout trooper in the Endor victory pack? He should be dead. Who's gonna wear the extra helmets? they won't look right on anyone without that particular outfit on. (unless you have 2 ATST drivers and 2 extra heads to swap out for those helmets. Who wants a Hoth trooper without removeable hemet nowadays? Do we really need another extra Jango Fett Helmet and guns? Gads. SOSDP. (Same Old S*** Different Packaging)
    The LingSter

    While I would usually a pass something like this to the forums (why dont you start a thread...), John cracked me up. The basic idea of the accessory pack is cool...something to spice up your dioramas for those who dont have a vaccuform or a huge loose collection. I think the execution here is somewhat poor. While the new stormtrooper gun is a better sculpt and more proportional, the old ones arent "flexible". Helmets are great "props" for a deathstar locker room.. As for the endor set, notice the scout is the "shot" version. The helmets are supposed to be the ewok drum set...right? No comment on the hoth trooper or the arena set..., but I have to agree with your final comment


    Posted by: vaughn | 30 May 2002 | 11:48 EDT
    Sneak Preview...
    Hey troops,

    While George gets settled, Im working on a new set of pictures for channels 1 and 2... here's a sneak peak...



    and this one (Spoiler)


    Posted by: vaughn | 30 May 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Nice Pics at RS
    Hey Troops,

    Rebelscum has posted new images of the upcoming TARGET EXCLUSIVE (err) figures with accessory packs. Pictured are Hoth Accessory Pack with Hoth Rebel Soldier, Endor Accessory Pack with Biker Scout, Death Star Accessory Pack with Death Star Trooper (yea), and Arena Battle Accessory Pack with Red Battle Droid. All look very nice, however very "recycled". Wish we could have gotten a new sculpt on the DS trooper (where are you "running" to??). I only have minor complaints...all in all I will be very happy to pick these up when they come out! Head on over to RS and enjoy the pics.


    Posted by: Zack | 30 May 2002 | 7:23 EDT
    Trooper Robert Reports:
    I need a fellow troopers help again. After posting in several forums and haven't gotten any response I'm hoping someone reading this will/can help. I am desperately needing a POTF2 Target Y-Wing in the box (box can have some shelf wear). I had to sell mine for family reasons. This is for my collection folks I may be "new" around the forums but I've been collecting Star Wars since '80. I know there is a collector out there that can help me. I don't have a lot to trade for it but if someone is willing to sell me this AT COST (not discounted price, the original price it was released as) I would be most grateful. Thank you for your time everyone.
    HvyMetalCub@aol.com


    Posted by: Tyler | 29 May 2002 | 23:01 EDT
    R2Dtoys Sale this Saturday!
    Hello !!

    This Saturday 1st June, come to our store and pick up some great bargains !

    We are dropping selected lines of Ep2 figures to just £12 for 3 ! That`s £4 each ! Others start at £5.

    We also have some of the harder to find figures like Shaak Ti (£8), Luminara (£6) and Royal Guard (£5) PLUS many other great deals & savings on the day including Boba Fett`s SOTE Slave I, Carbon Freeze Chamber and the E2 sneak preview figures at just £20 for a set of all 4 (while stocks last) !

    Doors open at 10am sharp until 5pm, this Saturday ONLY !

    You can find a location map by clicking on our website or using this link http://www.r2dtoys.com/map.htm

    We hope to see you then.

    Thanks !!
    --------------------------------------------------
    http://www.r2dtoys.com





    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 22:55 EDT
    Trooper JimsJedi Reports:
    I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me about the Jorg Sacul figure I had up for trade. It is now spoken for. Also, I have 2 extra Dooku's available for anyone who needs him. If I don't get any responses I will return them over the upcoming weekend. I'm refocusing my collection to just action figures. It just costs to much money to buy all of the cool ships and such with 2 kids at home. I'm trying to find the time to go through everything, and will have it posted soon on the trade page. I know I missed getting some POTF2 as well as Episode 1 figures. So I think I'll somewhat focus on these. Feel free to e-mail me at Jimsjedi@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 22:38 EDT
    Trooper THX-1977 Reports:
    For those still seaching for some of the newer STAR WARS Saga figures, check out Wally World. Some of these are already nearly official "pegwarmer" status. I've seen Qui-Gon, Endor Trooper, Massiff and Orn Free Taa hanging around for days now. Wal-Mart and TR'U also have the new "AOTC" Pez: Jango, Clone Trooper and R2.
    THX-1977


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 22:03 EDT
    Trooper Lee Reports:
    Hiya Troops, There hasn't been much new to report since the movie opened, but today I found the elusive T.I.E. Bomber (five of them) and a couple of crashed Snow Speeders at the Super Wal-Mart on hwy 49 in Gulfport. I put 1 on layaway, so there are still 4 up for grabs. I'm hoping the "good guys" find them before the bounty hunters get there mitts on them. Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend. Thats it for this transmission.
    Lee


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 22:00 EDT
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    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 21:44 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Britt here.... Just wanna thank Pat(aka Darth Crypt), Frank(Anakins), and David(Mr. Koth) for being the right kind of people, people who trade to trade, and have the correct ideas on this whole "TOY" situation (and I stress, "TOYS" people).......troops, the whole meaning of this all is to HELP THE FELLOW COLLECTOR!!!!!!!!!!!.... beat it into your heads!!!!!....Buy extras, you can always return them, but a fellow trooper may NEED that figure...it is a no lose, total win situation....send it for cost and shipping and make someone happy....never hurts....Been talking a friend Jeff( you know bud)....and he has some great ideas which I hope work out... anyway...enough blabber....Keep on Collecting!!

    I finally got everything straight with the TRU poster.....its gonna be 4.00 for first class shipping and a poster tube(i hade a horrible time trying to find poster tubes) I've emailed everyone who contacted me first, but a few found it or backed out and I have 3 left for anyone who needs it......its a nice poster...has the first 40 figs. in nice detail...(has Chewie , Han, Das,) ....LMK if you are interested....

    Anyway...the site is great as always fella's....you have your hearts into this which makes it my Favorite site since i guess, 1998-1999....and people, buy extras and help your collecting brethren out!!!!MTFBWY!!!!!
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 21:40 EDT
    Trooper Drrob Reports:
    Just wanted to post a note of thanks to stephen (majorspud on jawa) for hooking me up with the sacul figure....I also have a bloody stump luke for trade..looking for a djars pur and palpatine or a toy fair vader...the new figures are slowly coming here to charlotte, nc at the local tru/wal-mart..plenty of non variant lukes..kinda low on mastiff and orn free ta (sp?) though
    Drrob2@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 14:33 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone Reports:
    I want to Thank Tyler, for hooking me up with the Cereal W/ Clone Trooper Helmet..Awsome Piece!!.Thank You. And speaking of cereal, on specially marked boxes of Coco Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you get a free AOTC Lightsaber Pen,that actually lights up.You have a chance of getting:Anakin, Vader, Mace, Dooku or Obi-Wan. If anybody wants any let me know i can pick up some boxes of cereal, they are $3.99 per box, + shipping...
    Jedi Corleone


    Posted by: Jason | 29 May 2002 | 14:01 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Phantom Menace Concept Art used for AOTC - TheForce.net gives a synopsis of what got recycled for use in Episode 2.

    Christopher Lee stunt double - Read an interview excerpt about Christopher Lee's work in AOTC at TheForce.net.

    What's your rank? - A useful explanation of the Clone Trooper color markings at the official site.

    New Deluxe images - Take a look to whet your appetite until you get this set, this is a nice gallery put together by TradeFederation.net.

    C o n t e s t s - see yesterday's news for all current and new contests from the online world. Remember , many contests end Friday (end of the month). Good Luck.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Steve | 29 May 2002 | 13:59 EDT
    Yestertoys will have new waves tomorrow (5/29)
    Hey Troops, Tom from Yestertoys let me know that he will be putting the Rebel Soldier wave up on his online store tomorrow. If you are having a hard time with these figures, this is your chance to get them all at once without searching the pegs or digging through those bins.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 29 May 2002 | 12:52 EDT
    How did they animate that shizzlewitz?
    Wanna' see some cool action figure animation? See it HERE!

    Also: A BIG shout out to HamYOYO (Thanks for the extras!), Tracy, Broc (from THEJAWA.COM) and the man of the hour TYLER! These guys hooked me up with recent trades and stuff. GREAT SUPER TROOPERS!!!!!


    Posted by: Jason | 29 May 2002 | 12:51 EDT
    Deluxe Nexu and Anakin in stock at
    BigBadToyStore.com
    New arrivals and pre-orders:
    STAR WARS: Small quantities of the new deluxe figures - Anakin and Nexu are in stock. We have restocked the Playskool X-wing and Darth Maul sets.
  • DREAMWAVE: We have received the Starscream Poster and relisted the remaining unpaid signed shockwave lithographs. Comics #1 (2nd edition) and #2 are also in stock.
  • RE-ISSUE TRANSFORMERS & JAPANESE BEAST WARS: We have restocked: Dirge, Inferno & Grapple, Thrust & Ramjet, Starscream, New Year Prime, D-13 Starscream & BB, Big Convoy, Black Leo Convoy, Various other JBW figures, Clear & Red C-1 Apes, D-26 Cyber-dinobot & More.
  • RID STORM JET CASE & 3 PACK: We are now accepting pre-orders for the RID case containing: 1 Storm Jet, 1 set Landfill, 1 set repainted car brothers. Pre-Order price is $74.99 = $9.50 per figure. We will not be selling Storm Jet seperately because we are adequately stocked on the other 7 figures in the case. We have received a small quantity of the RID 3-pack, more will arrive fairly soon.
  • MCFARLANE MONSTERS: We have the full set of 6 figures in stock for $58.99as well as all the figures available singly for $9.99. Great looking figures!
  • LORD OF THE RINGS & WETA: We have more Boromir & Lurtz 2-packs and a few various other figures. Several Series 3 Busts & Statues have arrived, more will arrives soon!

    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and take a look at the site to see the new items, Thanks! - Joel Boblit BigBadToyStore.com



    Posted by: vaughn | 29 May 2002 | 11:42 EDT
    Dave from D&S Toys writes:
    We have the Tie Bomber and Snowspeeder Exclusives in stock.

    If your walmart doesnt have these in stock, head on over and check them out!


    Posted by: Steve | 29 May 2002 | 10:17 EDT
    Latest Review at Sith Channel 10
    Hey Troops, I have just posted a review of the Attack of the Clones comic series by Dark Horse. This was a great movie adaptation and I highly recommend picking up the four comics or a graphic novel. Plenty of scenes deleted or never filmed for the movie make an appearance. Click here for the review, and beware to those who haven't seen Ep 2 yet... SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 29 May 2002 | 7:52 EDT
    Trooper David Reports:
    Just wanted to give a big thanks to the Sandtroopers and especially fellow sandtroopers Fisk31, HamYoYo1 and D.S.. I posted a couple of weeks ago looking for an POTJ Eeth Koth and within a couple of days these guys came through and hooked me up and more. Pretty amazing, after spending 3 months looking and ALMOST turning to ebay, these guys were able to get me the figs I was looking for and at cost. Once again, thanks Sandtroopers and if any one has the opportunity to trade or work out a deal with these guys then do it. It's definitly worth it, they're on the level. Thanks..
    SpawnVI@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 22:14 EDT
    Trooper RePo Z eSoR Reports"
    Natalie Portman is on the cover of the newest Rolling Stone dated June 20, 2002... and looking very hot if i might add. As well there is an article on the young actress... she is a very classy lady. Head on over to www.rollingstone.com and check her out. You will have to search for the cover shot of her.
    repozesor@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 28 May 2002 | 22:01 EDT
    "BLOODY LUKE"
    I have a "bloody luke"...Looking to trade for a jorg sacul...Email me if interested Count Matchew


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 28 May 2002 | 21:09 EDT
    Cool Game at Zone.com!!!
    I found a cool little game at Zone.com called "outsmart"... You can play against Mark Hamill and see who can answer more star wars questions. There is also a puzzle game called "blender"...Hope you enjoy...Peace


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 28 May 2002 | 20:59 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Welcome to our latest feature at Sandtroopers called Force of the Bay. I will be uncovering hard to find and unique items on E-Bay. Either for fellow troops to bid on or simply to admire and wish you had the dollars to buy them. Keep in mind that all the items are not guaranteed by Sandtroopers or E-Bay itself , so let the bidder/buyer BEWARE!!!Here are some of my latest finds:

    This item is from Japan and I personally have never seen it.
    Lifesize Watto How cool is that?
    Takara R2-D2 The hard to get takara R2 I don't understand collectors facination of this but here is one if you're looking.
    Boba Freaks Whether you had one or not as a kid here's a little Boba nostalgia.
    A new hope Truly a goldmine for rare figure collectors, pack your wallet on this trip.
    Imperial DignataryHere's a not so rare figure that we all want them to make again.

    That's all for now Troopers hope you enjoy looking more than I did searching. There were a lot of Yoda's and Dooku's to weed through!I didn't realize they were so rare with about a zillion listings each.Good luck and Happy hunting.




    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 20:24 EDT
    Trooper Lark Dotus Reports:
    In Sandy Utah at Walmart on 106th South and State they have about 10 of each Chancellor Palpatine, Djas Puhr, and Qui Gonn's. Price is $5.88 so hurry and get there before the scalpers do.... I am also still in need of Sacul if there is a trooper that can help me out, drop me a line. Thanks.
    kduck@i-link.net


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 20:23 EDT
    Trooper Robert Reports:
    I wanna give a shout out to RobbyJango in the UK for hooking me up with a TRU poster from over there. He sent it to me free of charge. Now he is one awesome person!
    HvyMetalCub@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 20:22 EDT
    Trooper Jim Reports:
    Greetings Troopers. Just returned from a run of all the stores in Valdosta, Georgia. Wal-Mart had a case on the top shelf and a Dexter with insert was found. Look to the skies if you are in Wal-Mart. The Luke Bespins from the Fan Club were all "bloodless" (sounds kinda gruesome); they arrived in very good, but not mint condition due to edge dings and back creases. A really awesome figure in detail and accessories! Plenty of the TRU "exclusive" 12" Mace Windu.

    I saw on "wePay" that someone paid $32 for a Shaak Ti with "rare" insert. Spread the word that there are PLENTY of these both w/ and wo/ the background at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.

    One possible interesting find: a Padme Amidala Arena Battle that clearly has her with a red scar mark on her left cheek. I will check with Sir Steve about this, but it was the only one out of 9 or 10 others. No pics of it yet, but I will work on it. Has anyone else encountered one? Either a neat variant or a slip of the hurried painter's hand. Pretty cool either way.

    Well, gotta go try to make a living in the universe. Later.
    bjk@bhsga.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 15:09 EDT
    Welcome BJ's Action Figures!

    BJ's Action Figures

    We are proud to announce BJ's Action Figures as our newest sponsor! Bart Looper is a fellow collector who started the store with the desire not only to help his fellow collectors in getting the toys that they want, but also to deliver those toys in true mint condition. He does this by being the only store that ships each of his carded figures in a star case for FREE!


    BJ's Action Figures sells every line of Star wars toys starting from carded and loose vintage figures to the newest Saga figures. The prices of the figures are very competitive as well. Most Episode 2 figures are $6.99, and POTJ figures start at $4.99. (star cases included with each of course)

    So check them out and see what they have to offer. I have personally done business with them in the past and would definitely recommend them as one of the best stores on the net!


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 14:46 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    I started a messageboard where star wars fans from long island can post your finds. Tell all the other Long Islanders where they can found the newest in Stars Wars Collectables. Also you can post your wants and haves list so you can sell and trade with other fans. This can be helpful in tring to find that rare collectable. If you have anymore questions about this site feel free to email me. You visit the site here!
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 May 2002 | 14:26 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    Just to let everyone out there know: a local KAY-BEE here in LONG ISLAND, N.Y. had about 5 each of the RED & YELLOW guys. Spend $15 or more their and you get a free S.W. TRADING CARD and a COUPON for $3 OFF your next purchase.

    Does anyone know where i can find a current listing of which of the new S.W. figures TRULY are SCARE / HARD TO FIND?! I read and hear so many different stories about certain figures and certain variations being found, that i'm not sure what to belive!! I would like to buy a few of them, but i don't want to pay a ridiculous price. I'm not sure which of the figures & variations out there i should expect to pay more for, and which ones are considered common. Could someone post like a "TOP TEN LIST" of figures that TRULY ARE SCARCE, and which are REALLY COMMON? Or knows where such a listing exists? THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANY INFO!! THIS WEB-SITE & ALL THE FANS OUT THERE ARE THE BEST!!
    fbljr1@juno.com


    Posted by: Jason | 28 May 2002 | 14:12 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    New X-Wing photo galleries - New photo gallery of the boxed 25th Anniversary X-Wing at SirSteve's and at Rebelscum (loose and packaged shots).

    Prototypes - Yakface has added new prototype pictures, including Darth Maul’s head and the Qui-Gon (same as current Saga version) vs. battle droid. 2-pack.

    Natalie Portman - has signed on to be a part of the new scenes being filmed for Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi - she'll shoot scenes during the production of Episode III which'll then be reinserted to the DVD release of 'Jedi. They also report that, In Episode III, C-3PO’s and R2's memory systems have been erased.

    Djas Puhr - Loose and carded hight-quality images over at Steve'sGuide.com (16 images total).

    Updates at The Official Site - Some useful articles over at StarWars.com today.
  • First a look at the major players within the separatist movement (including my favorite Wat Tambor)
  • Adi Gallia and Stass Allie both appeared in AOTC, but their appearances are similar.
  • A new "Making of" documentary shows what it took to make an abstract idea of hundreds of Jedi in an arena filled with creepy insectoid aliens into an on-screen reality. It's focused around the Geonosis Arena and battle.

    Evolution of the Imperial Pilot - Check out ArtoosNews.com for a discussion of the Clone Trooper Pilot seen in AOTC and see whether you agree that this character is the predecessor of the TIE Pilot or AT-AT driver. Those of you at the recent Jawa/Sandtroopers Group Chat night will want to see this thread.

    Star Wars Millennium Falcon Adventure set from Playskool - The crew at DSP.com have added a small gallery of the Playskool Falcon set. This set has a lot of added goodies, so take a look.

    AOTC Hidden Stuff at E-X - Episode-X.com has been added to their of list of hidden cameos and other interesting goodies to look out for. Like this one: You can see the shadow of Jango's head leaving the helmet out of shot after it gets lopped off. Wouldn't it be sick if poor Boba lifted up the helmet only to have his dad's head slip out?

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  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Now until 05/28/02 take 15% off all orders $25.00 dollars or more; remember our new giveaway is for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email us at contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Yoda, ends 6/2.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • Pegwarmer.com is giving away a Darth Vader and Anakin in this week's contest, ends 6/2.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net has up for grabs a set of 12 new Saga unopened figures: Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Hanger Duel), Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel), Darth Vader (Bespin Duel), Jango Fett (Final Battle), Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master), Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff and Orn Free Taa. , ends 5/31.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John’s Toys!
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 28 May 2002 | 11:54 EDT
    CALLING ALL MD TROOPS!!!
    Darth Crypt and I are planning a get together for the Metropolitian area troops...If there are any MD,DC,VA troops out there that want to participate please email either Count Matchew or Darth Crypt for details...Peace


    Posted by: vaughn | 28 May 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Giveaway at TBS
    My buddy Barada from The Bothan Spy wrote to say that TBS is giving away a Jedi Starfighter, courtesy of John's Toys.

    Head on over to TBS and enter the contest if you still need one...


    Posted by: Tyler | 28 May 2002 | 10:58 EDT
    In-Store Blow-out Sale at R2Dtoys!
    Hello !
    THIS SATURDAY we are having a blowout sale In-Store. Starts at 11am - 5pm.
    We are selling 3 x Ep2 figures for £12 (around $17) !!!
    We have a lot of other great offers too.
    John.

    Remember troops. This is in-store only. Good for those who live in the UK though.


    Posted by: vaughn | 27 May 2002 | 23:20 EDT
    Trooper jeffred5 reports:
    Hey Troopers,
    Does anyone have a list, or knows someone who does, of all the store exclusives, that is pretty current and confirmed. Please let me know how to get one.
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 27 May 2002 | 20:10 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Fellow Troopers look out tomorrow for my new section entitled Force of the Bay. I will be scourging the depths of E-Bay to bring the Troopers up to speed on the ultimate in rarities and unique items found deep in E-bay.

    In the stores this weekend I found the newer case assortment of Mace,Jango,Darth and Luke. Not the bloody stump variation to my dismay. These were at TRU. At the local KB I unearthed the RED and Yellow clone trooper 12 inch. That's all for now folks and Happy hunting.


    Posted by: vaughn | 27 May 2002 | 19:36 EDT
    Trooper Mike reports:
    Hey Troops!
    Today I found a Dexter with backdrop. I know I have seen posts of fellow troopers looking for this fig. Trade/Sale, let me know.
    coszalter@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 May 2002 | 17:43 EDT
    Trooper Michael Reports:
    If you are interested in pre-ordering a 12" yellow clone commander or a 12" red clone trooper you can check out KBTOYS.com for these exclusives. I have checked off and on for these over the past several weeks on the site and have not seen them available for pre-order. They are there today if anyone is interested. Have fun in the search for new figs!
    Michael


    Posted by: Zack | 27 May 2002 | 17:39 EDT
    Trooper ObiWanJay Reports:
    ObiWanJay Here from cleveland OH. the walmart in macidonia has a ton of endor soldiers, masiffs, geno warriors, and royal guards; they also had a few Qui-Gon's and the jango/vader wave. I was able to pick up Djas Puhr and Chancelor palpatine. they had 3 or 4 of those left when i was checking out but all the cards were ripped. Also stopped at KB in parma mall, they have if you spend $10 on starwars merchindise you get a promo card for the TCG and $3 off cupon good for your next purchase.
    OBIWAN316@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 May 2002 | 17:34 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo reports:
    Really not much news here...I'm leaving soon to check out the 5 local Wally Worlds(which NEVER have new stuff)....Anyway....I'm making a trade list up soon...I have TONS of stuff to trade and all i want is VINTAGE!!!!...loose, whatever....

    People, give major thanks to all the people that defended this country for us....WAR SUCKS and I don't believe we should be the "world police", but many people died to make this country what it is....I don't agree with everything this Gov't does, but it's better than living in some third world country...reflect on that while you are enjoying, buying figures and sitting at home with a brew in your hand( or Kool-Aid for the youngsters...thats for Joseph at TheJawa.com)..

    Also....I REALLY enjoyed chat night Friday...brought back old memories...good to talk to Tracy (aka Banthabutt)Have a great day folks and MTFBWY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My Grandfather was a Master Sgt. in the Airforce and fought in WW1, WW2, Korean War and Viet Nam....He has passed away but his memory stays strong...love ya Grampy!!!!!
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 May 2002 | 11:45 EDT
    Trooper Mark Reports:
    Hi Mark here, I have a Nikto error figure (AOTC) for trade, it has the Nikto Jedi Knight action figure in the bubble, but on the carded back it has Saesee Tiin #20 on it. I am in need of a clean Scout Trooper, and I also need a Boss Nass to complete my set of the POTJ series, if interested please e-mail me. for those searching for new figures in the St.Louis area, I went to all my local Wal-Marts, and Targets yesterday, and found nothing beyond the number 27, except for the Walmart in Kirkwood where I found there were a few Qui-Gons and a few Endor Rebel Troopers. Thanks -Mark
    framunda_Cheese@webtv.net


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 27 May 2002 | 11:27 EDT
    Trooper Jeff Reports:
    I wanted to ask if anyone knows of an Action Fleet Sith Infiltrator available for sale or trade? If someone finds one please let me know. I am also in need of at least one "Bloody Stump" Bespin Luke and I'd like to get three because I have two nephews that I have started ins! tructing in the ways of the Jedi, and already I can sense the force is strong in them. It makes me feel good and proud to no that the next generation will pick up the torch when they are ready, and carry on the love of Star Wars when I am gone someday. One last thing, I have some extra Count Dookus and a Yoda and I found a TON of Mace Windus, "Bespin" Vaders, Jango (Final Battle) and almost everything else up to Jango #31. So, if anyone needs any of these let me know by Wednesday, because I am on vacation and will be going back home Thursday morning. Thanks and MTFBWY,
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 May 2002 | 7:27 EDT
    Trooper RePoZeSoR Reports:
    Alright guys just got back from memphis, caught the digital showing of star wars... gotta say it kicks @$$. I stopped at every wal-mart between my hometown (Pulaski, TN) to Memphis. Nothing except the usual peg warmers... however in the Memphis (Bartlett) area... there were a bunch of Count Dooku... that's it though. I have got one extra Dooku, & possibly an extra Qui-Gonn for trade if i get the one i ordered from the fan club in. I am in need of a Djas Puhr, Palpatine, Orn Free Taa, & Massif.
    repozesor@hotmail.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 27 May 2002 | 0:56 EDT
    Happy Memorial Day
    Hey Troops,

    While you're out enjoying the day off, the sales (my walmart has figs for 5 bucks), and the picnics, take a minute and remember why we celebrate memorial day... Give thanks to those who selflessly defend the freedoms we enjoy and for those who have died so that we may be free...


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 23:49 EDT
    Trooper Joseph Reports:
    Hello everyone!! Joseph here from New York. I just thought I would let everyone know that I have a Han and TaunTaun beast pack that is now up for trade. I am in desperate need of a toyfair vader, sacul figure, and a 12" speederbike w/ trooper. Thanks everyone!!
    Josephkasian@aol.com



    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 22:24 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting from the Kansas City area. First up, I saw "Attack of the Clones" (in digital!) again today, and even though I loved it the first time I saw it, the fourth time I enjoyed it maybe even more. It is such a rich movie that I don't know how long or how many viewings it will be to take everything in. Also, it looks like late November for a DVD release (yippee!), and that will hopefully contain a lot of the incredible stuff that was cut out of the movie. Also, today at the local Wal-Mart I found Qui-Gon Jinn, Rebel Trooper, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine- and at Target I found the new version of Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel). See ya!
    Young George Lucas


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 22:22 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    found the supreme chancellor palpatine and djas puhr today at walmart here in columbus ohio at the store on morse rd - across from easton.

    Got my 12in jango fett yesterday from kmart on olegtangy river road -i had a rain check from the sale on the 12th of may - surprised they got them so soon or at all. Count dookus showing up everywhere from wallmart to toys r us.

    Kbee toys had a special offer - if you bought 10.00 in ep2 toys from hasbro you got a collector card from wizards of the coast and two coupons for 3.00 off furture purchases - too bad they had nothing new

    Still in need of the jorg sacul from c2 - can a fellow trooper help me out email me - have alot to trade - thanks
    onebigk@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 20:43 EDT
    Trooper Sceb Reports:
    Hey Troopers, this is my first post, although I've read your site for a long time. This is the best site to find out "what's what" and where to find before scalpers do. It's helped me a lot and I wanted to say "Thank You!" Well, I'm looking for that "Bloody Stump Luke" and I'm willing to do a combination trade: I've got a Massiff, Endor Soldier, Palpatine, Djas Puhr, Yoda, Count Dooku, 300th Boba (white box), 12inch Han Endor, Mynock Hunt, Commtech's Wuher, Stormtrooper, and R2. Let me know which ones you may be interested in and maybe we can make a deal; and thanks again for a great site.
    rmsceb@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 17:30 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    hi, I have a djas puhr and palpatine for trade if anyone is intersted. I'm looking for a jorge sacul,or a toy fair vader. Thank's.
    Robby in the UK


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 13:51 EDT
    Cheap Star Wars Soundtracks
    Check your Circuit City for a deal on CDs. All CDs are on sale today and tomorrow for $9.99! Not to bad....So whether you are getting any of the Star Wars Soundtracks or maybe something else like the new Weezer CD, Circuit City is the place to go right now.


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 13:44 EDT
    Trooper Jimsjedi Reports:
    Jimsjedi here, nothing at all happening here in the North East. I wanted to let the Troopers know that I have an extra Jorg Sacul figure up for trade. The card has a crease on the back, and the bubble is pushed in on the top. This is great if you're an opener. I am posted at the Trade page under the user name Jimsjedi, where you can go and check out my wants list. Thanks everyone.
    JIMSJEDI@aol.com


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 26 May 2002 | 11:25 EDT
    DIGITAL!!!!
    Hello fellow troops it's Count Matchew....I went and saw ATOTC last night on the digital screen and let me tell you it was even better than I thought it would be on the digital screen that is...Every show was sold out...I don't know if anyone else knows this but there is a slightly different ending on the digital show...P.S. Had a great time in the chat friday night hope we can do it again soon...Peace


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 9:20 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Hey troopers,I read the post from Trooper California Tim about different color clone Troopers and Trooper Zack responded to his question (I think) but, he ended up confusing me. He said "we have plain, red, yellow, blue, green, and a pilot with a different helmet as the variations of clone troopers so far." Are all the colors available as action figures. Or, are they just the different color clones that were in the movie?

    Also, I need some help from all the Troopers. I realize these might not be easy to find, but I'm looking for a "Bloody Stump" Bespin Luke, an EP I Action Fleet Sith Infiltrator, and an electronic Super Star Destroyer. I will consider an open box for both ships as long as they are complete and in new condition. I am will to trade or pay for them. Some of the figures I have for trade are: Bespin Luke without the Bloody Stump, Count Dooku, Yoda, Jango Fett (Final Battle) Mace Windu and several others. If you don't have the things I'm looking for, I would really appreciate it if you would please keep an eye out for them.
    JEFFRED5@AOL.COM

    Sorry for the confusion Jeff. All the different color clones are the ones spotted in the movie so far, they arent all available as toys yet. We are getting closer to having them all made into toys though; a yellow clone trooper is in the works right now.


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 9:16 EDT
    Trooper Jake Reports:
    Hello all - I have been all over Massachusetts in the past three days and found absolutely nothing. It seems as though the majority of stores are just now putting out their Collection 1 cases with Dooku and Anakin Hangar Duel. So if you need those, I highly recommend hitting Walmart or TRU. Still looking for Palpatine, Djas Puhr, or the KB 12" Yellow and Red Clonetroopers. Has anyone had any luck finding these in the area yet?
    jake186@attbi.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 May 2002 | 9:15 EDT
    Trooper RePo Z eSoR Reports:
    Hey guys... I am new to posting news on here but have been cheking in from time to time and love it so I thought I'd hook up a few of u guys with some of my findings... Huntsville, AL - found Qui-Gonn & Endor Rebel Soldier they had about 3 or 4 left of each at Super Target that is all new they had... Toys 'R' Us, Super Wal-Mart were all dry however... went to Waldenbooks in the Mall they had five or six each of C-3P0 and Aura Sing Masterpieces for only 19.99 each... great find considering a yr or so ago they were 60 dollars and higher only if anakin woulda been in the stash... On my way to see EPII on a digital screen tommorrow in Memphis.... I will be stopping at every Wal-mart between my hometown in Southern Middle Tennessee in Pulaski on my way to Memphis. Thanks for all the news you guys post it is most hopeful... keep it up
    repozesor@hotmail.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 26 May 2002 | 0:00 EDT
    EP III news
    Hey Troops,

    In case you may have missed it, foxnews has a brief snippet on some of what we can expect in Episode 3... check it out HERE.


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 23:00 EDT
    Trooper Bed6000
    Hey, I live in Frederick, Md. and the TRU here had a bunch of Vader Bespins, a bunch of Count Dooku's and a couple final Battle Jango's, I am totally broke because I bought a house and can't buy anyting except a new fridge. Anyway, I found this site and really enjoy reading the postings. I am a new collecter and you guys are really helpful so I am trying to give a little something back.
    Bed6000


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 22:58 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Did another tour of the Bay, starting in Pinole and worked my way down, stopping in all stores that I could. There is not that much that is new out there. Found a couple of Endor Rebels at KB in NewPark Mall but that's it. No KB exclusive Troopers either. There were a few CDookus sticking to the pegs down in San Jose TRU on Blossom, so hurry troops if you need one. That's about it for here. On a side note I received the new insider and noticed the cover picture for the R.A. Salvatore story has a blue trooper in the bottom right hand corner. Was this already discussed and I'm late (as always) or did anyone else catch this? MTFBWY
    awingace@msn.com

    I havent heard too much about the blue trooper actually. So we have plain, red, yellow, blue, green, and a pilot with a different helmet as the variations of clonetroopers so far. (people argue over the green variation though)


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 22:50 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    Today I went to the Toys "R" Us on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, ny. I found two Count Dookus in the bins at the bottom so it pays to look. They also had Final Jango, Mace Windu, Tang We, Red Clone trooper and the rest that you always see.
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 22:38 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador Reports:
    It's the Monkey Ambassador again. I would like to ask some peoples opinions. My "friend" calls himself a collector. He owns a few carded figures. He cares nothing for condition. He dosen't like looking at other people's collections or looking at what he can't buy. In my opinion he is an insult to collectors. I enjoy looking at other peoples collections and looking at stuff I don't have money for. 75% of the fun of collecting is the thrill of the hunt and not being able to complete your collection. Sure, a complete collection would be nice, but not as nice as an incomplete collection. Can somebody e-mail me their opinion on the subject. I think this "friend" is been a pain in the @$$ and is insulting us.

    Has anybody seen a Qui-Gon that has Attack of the Clones written on it? Another friend told me he saw one at Wal-Mart, but that's all I've heard of it.
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 22:36 EDT
    Trooper Brandon Reports:
    If anyone reading this needs a MOC Jorg Sacul, I would like to trade it for a MOC Toy Fair Vader. Please email me if interested.
    Brandon


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 18:34 EDT
    Trooper Michael Reports:
    Just wondering if anyone has noticed the new Hasbro television spot for star wars figures that refers to Count Dooku as Darth Sidius, keep an ear open for this blooper. Good luck in the hunt for new figures, the stores in Oklahoma haven't received anything new in several weeks. MTFBWY
    Michael


    Posted by: George | 25 May 2002 | 13:28 EDT
    Death Star Emperor's Throne Room
    This comes from our good buddy and Dio-Master ACPIN:
    ''The second Death Star had the throne room built as a sanctuary for Emperor
    Palpatine. Only his trusted Royal Guards and a handful of Imperial officers including Darth Vader were ever allowed inside. Upon Luke Skywalker's capture on Endor, he is escorted by Darth Vader into the throne room to meet the Emperor.''
    ACPIN Dioramas


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 10:05 EDT
    Chat event a success!
    The chat event last night went great! There were plenty of people that showed up and staff members from several sites including Deathstarplans and Jundlandwastes dropped by. Everybody had a good time and it was great to meet a bunch of you from the vets (Britt) to the new guys (Count Matchew). We look forward to doing it again!


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 9:59 EDT
    Trooper Jay Reports:
    10 minutes and thirty seconds of Star Wars fans getting pooped on.. by a dog.. named Triumph. A clip from the Conan oBrian show, on the website of a darn good comic. Heres the link http://www.clanbob.net/.
    Jay


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 9:52 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    hi,i have a vintage stormtrooper helmet for trade if anyone is interested,im'e looking for a couple of massif's or a toy fair vader or a bloody stump luke,thank's.
    Robbyjango@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 25 May 2002 | 9:47 EDT
    Trooper DavidGQ Reports:
    Hi Troopers,
    Just picked up the KB 12" exclusive Clonetroopers both in Red and Yellow. This is in NJ.
    dle@sl.universalservice.org


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 21:38 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone Reports:
    Just want to say Happy 22nd Birthday to Ep.5 "The Empire Strikes Back". It will always be the best Star Wars movie EVER!!!....Also, i found a date on for Ep.2 AOTC on dvd, November 26, 2002, bt that is just a tenative date.How about another coutdown??...lol.....
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jedi Corleone


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 21:34 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Did some running around this afternoon to look for anything new. Stopped in at Redwood City TRU and found Mace, Geo Res., and a couple of CDooku's. Not much else other than the regular stuff. Then zipped on up to San Mateo TRU, nothing new. Still looking for Palpatine. That's it for now. MTFBWY!
    California tim
    p.s. thanks for the yoda donna....
    awingace@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 15:32 EDT
    Tonight's the night to chat!
    The joint Sandtrooper-Jawa chat is tonight at 8pm eastern time. We'll be going over to their place this time to hang out with them and chat about Ep2 and whatever else. To get to the room go to thejawa.com and click on Jawa Chat.(It's under the navaigation menu)Hope to see alot of the troops there!


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 15:24 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Ham Yoyo here (Britt)....just to let anyone know, I snagged about 15 of the posters from TRU with the first 40 figs pictured on them. If anyone needs them, email me....I'm not sure what cost would be for shipping, but with a poster tube and all it would have to be anywhere between 4.00 to 6.00 bucks prob.

    Also, at my local TRU, I found Qui-Gon Jinn, Endor Soldier, Chancellor Palpatine, Djas Puhr, and the word is the Han, and Chewie are coming soon....the Djas looks nice considering its an all black figure..they added enough detail to make the figure look great....I could only get one of each, the rest were damaged(those DAMN bins they throw all the figs in)....its like looking through a trash can trying to find figures....sucks...I'm gonna complain to TRU about this, like it will help...but you never know....do you other troopers have your figs in bins or are they on pegs at TRU...just curious.....

    LMK about the posters....I'll ask the postal worker Saturday what
    shipping would be so I can be more specific.....I'm gonna go there today and grab all the posters that are left!!!...i should have around 25-30 by then I'm guessing, so feel free to email me if you want one...it is a cool poster...shows Han, Chewie and Djas..as well as the rest......all for now...thanks Duke Nukem'(Vaughn) for the info on Mace...I was wondering about that ....keep up the great work everyone...see you in chat tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 11:51 EDT
    Trooper Jeff Reports:
    Hi Troops I realize everyone is probably broke from all the new figures coming out but I have a vintage carded Power of the Force Wicket for sale if anyone is interested. The card is unpunched and has some light scuffing that can only be seen in direct light and some light edge wear. There is only one minor surface crease on the left side (about 1/2") and the bubble only has a very light tinting around the edges and some light scuffing on the front. Overall, C9 in my opinion. I am asking $90 which includes shipping and a Star Case. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks!
    Jeff


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 24 May 2002 | 11:46 EDT
    LIFESIZE Darth Maul CHEAP and 8 hours to go on E-Bay!
    On E-Bay:
    A lifesize Darth Maul item which has the reserve bid met and is currently at $500. Might be a good item to get for around 500-700 bucks!
    Check it out HERE


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 10:26 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi, Donna from So. Cal. reporting. Went to TRU Thurs night and found Qui-Gon Jinn, Endor Soldier, Chancellor Palpatine, Djas Puhr, Hangar Duel Anakin, and Count Dooku. No sign of Yoda. Also went by GameStop and found the Bespin wave including Luke (no blood) but they are a little pricey there. The figures are $8.99 and they don't price match.

    Speaking of the Bloody Luke, I have a question for fellow troopers. Every discription and picture of the Bloody Luke says there is blood on the stump around the magnet peg and on the wrist of the hand. I have one where there is no blood on the stump but there is blood on the wrist. Is this a true variation or an error? Happy Hunting to all.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 10:22 EDT
    Trooper Philly Dave Reports:
    hello everyone whats up philly dave here i was not lucky enough to get the toys r us poster i asked someone at a register as well as a manager and they looked at me like if i was some nerf herder but if anyone has an extra one i would trade it for a count dooku .hook a brother up! thanks and peace out.
    NICHOLASD928@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 10:21 EDT
    Trooper HamYoyo Reports:
    Hey all...your old Hammy here....

    I was just looking at the Mace Windu Geonosian figure and noticed something odd....looking at the figure...look at the hand NOT holding the lightsaber. If you look you will see a hole in his sleeve just like the other Jedi figures with the "force blast" effect....I wonder if Hasbro intended on including a "force blast" but changed it at the last moment...its very easy to see on the right arm of the carded fig(even though the back of the card shows him holding his saber in the right hand, not the left as it is carded)...just curious if anyone has noticed this or a figure without the hole in the sleeve...check it out troops.....Also, my local TRU is expecting a wave 4 and 5 shipment soon, so I was told by my inside source...a manager I flirted with...hey..try anything!!!!...anyway..keep those eyes peeled for Palpatine, Chewie, and the rest...should be soon...all for now....

    and Darth Crypt (Pat)...the site RULES...why would you question if you are doing a good job...geez...if not for sandtroopers, my collecting interest would be crap....checking the posts each day and helping troopers get figs they need is great....keep up the killer work guys!!!!!!!!

    MTFBWY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......most of the time anyway...hehehehehe
    Britt


    Thanks for the kind words Britt! We just want to see how well the troops needs are being met. We are trying to make the best website for YOU the troops and that means we need to get some feedback from time to time to evaluate how things are going! (Hopefully we are doing OK....)

    From Vaughn: The hole in the cuff on Mace is for his LIGHTSABER... The hilt of the saber fits up into the hole so he doesnt throw his saber when his "slashing lightsaber attack" is used.... This feature allows you to recreate one of the more memorable scenes in the movie :)


    Posted by: Zack | 24 May 2002 | 10:09 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Brett Reports:
    I went to my local Family Toy Warehouse and found several of Bespin Lukes(bloodless), Bespin Vader, Geo. Mace, Final Jango...and they had Playskool Stompin' Wampa, Fast through the Forest, and Naboo fighter w/ Maul, Battle Droid, Obi-wan, & Anakin. I didn't have enough "dough" to get all I wanted. If you need something LMK, we'll work out something. Later.
    lbg2000@netzero.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 24 May 2002 | 10:06 EDT
    See the art behind the Clones!
    I love the art of Star Wars books. Here is the latest offering: The art of AOTC.

    Order it from Amazon for $24.50 HERE


    Posted by: George | 24 May 2002 | 9:43 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone needs some help:
    Hey Troopers, just want to say that this is a great site!! It is good to see collectors helping collectors. I loathe SCALPERS, I see them everyday at this one TRU and i makes me angry. Anyway, I have a Luke Bespin(non-bloddy) and Darth Vader for trade. Looking for Palpatine, Han, Chewie. Also, I would like a Palpatine W/Coin if anybody has one for trade. Tyler, I'm working on your "Best Of The Star Wars" Trilogy CD's, will have them in the mail by tomorrow or monday...Thanks Again for the Cereal Boxes w/ Clone Trooper Helmet.Also, those SW tins are AWESOME!!!..
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!

    Jedi Corleone

    Thanks for the praise my friend, we are glad that you are getting help here @ Sandtroopers.com. For breaking news there are several good sites, but at the end what we want are the TOYS; The more YOU READERS spread the word about this site, the more this community will grow thus more help will be available.


    Posted by: George | 24 May 2002 | 8:51 EDT
    Trooper Giancarlo Lopez needs HELP:
    Hey troopers!! Well, I have not seen Palpatine in Columbus, OH but the bespin wave came and left and I never got a Luke (R or PG-13). I was looking through my trade stock and havesome things somebody might want. We can trade or I'll sell them to whomever wants them. I have 6 Gungan warriors, one IG-88 (open claw), one Death Star Droid,
    E1 Watto and C-3PO, a Millenium Minted Coin Emperor Palpatine and a Carbon Freezing Playset. All these figures are carded. I only need a Bespin Luke and any army builders that nobody wants. Along I'm sending a PIX of the tins from Sam's Club for the fellow troopers around the world to see. Good luck!!!

    Giancarlo Lopéz


    Thanks a LOT for the PIX Boricua!!!


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 23 May 2002 | 23:13 EDT
    Figures For Trade
    Just an update I no longer have the Luke Bespin (with blood)...But I still have the Luminara Unduli, Bespin Vader, and Yoda for trade...Peace


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 23:01 EDT
    The biggest Star Wars custom ever made...
    Michael Fright's Tantive IV. This thing is huge!!! I think it ought to reside at MGM in Florida along with the other Star Wars displays!!! Since it is already on the back of the Darth Maul Hauler and ready to go, Florida could be it's next home...
    Big thanks to Michael for sharing this with us...


    Michael Fright

    ==========================================
    Sandtrooper Danny B reports:
    "This is Danny B. from So. Cal and I would like to send a special thanks to Trooper Joseph for offering to hook me up with the TRU poster. That was really cool of him since my TRU did not get them. Thanks again. It's troopers helping troopers. Went to Waldens today and they had a ton of different AOTC books and other stuff. No clearance stuff though. I saw the New Guide to Essential Characters that is $24.00 bucks but is an awesome book..."
    Danny B



    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 22:50 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    Does anyone know where I can order the aotc action figures wholesale? If you can help me out email me
    xxlaxplayerxx@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 22:49 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador Reports:
    I need some info, if anyone would mind sharing. I'm still in school (graduated from 8th grade today). I want to know what some of you do for a living. Being able to support your family and collection. If anybody could help me I'd appreciate it.
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com

    I'm sure some troops can help you out with some info M.A. I'm afraid I don't have a "real" job yet. I'm in college trying to get my degree in Public Relations!

    Vaughn is a nuclear engineer at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 22:44 EDT
    Trooper Larry Reports:
    I found the KB exclusive Clone Troopers at ONE store in Chicago on Thursday (they had just gotten them in). I got the last one of each. None of the other stores I called had gotten them, but this means they'll probably be showing up soon. Also, if any of you are wondering if you should get the Deluxe Jango 12", DO IT! You won't be sorry; it's a great toy with a great likeness.
    LarryW3158@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 23 May 2002 | 21:04 EDT
    news from Toybliss
    ToyBliss.com Memorial Day Special!

    Take advantage of our 2nd Annual Memorial Day special. Use the following coupon code on any future purchase of $75 or more and it will take $10 off your purchase total! This offer is only good online and can be used on all products (including sale items)! You will be asked to enter the code on the payment information page. The $10 will be automatically deducted from your total before you submit your order.

    Coupon Code: GP5L0L3R

    This coupon can be used repeatedly but it will expire on 5-29-02!!

    We appreciate your business and looking forward to serving you again!


    Posted by: vaughn | 23 May 2002 | 21:02 EDT
    Kevin from K&C Collectibles writes:
    Dear Star Wars Collector,  
    Collection 2 figures now back in-stock.   
    Now Back In-Stock:  
    Collection 2:
    Massiff
    Orn Free Taa
    Qui-Gon Jinn - Jedi Master
    Endor Rebel Soldier
    Taun We - Kamino Cloner
    Royal Guard - Coruscant Security
    Luminara Unduli - Jedi Master

    12" Figure:
    Mace Windu 12" - Exclusive  

    Vehicles:
    Tie Bomber - with imperial pilot figure 
    Snowspeeder - with Luke & Dack figures  

    Come visit our site at "http://www.kandccollectibles.com and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.  


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 23 May 2002 | 19:47 EDT
    Figures For Trade
    I have a Luminara Unduli, Bespin Vader, Bespin Luke (with blood), and Yoda for trade...I'm looking for a Orn Free Taa, Han Solo, Dexter Jettster with background, Palpatine, Chewbacca, Endor Rebel Soldier, Djas Puhr, Massiff, or a Qui Gon Jinn...E-mail me if interested...Peace


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 17:01 EDT

    Troops:
    Need your input! Are we (Sandtroopers.com) meeting your collecting needs? Are we providing you with enough info and are we making a difference for you? PLEASE drop us a quick note and tell us what you think! Thanks troops!
















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    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 14:40 EDT
    CHAT EVENT Friday night at 8.P.M. E.S.T.
    Troops,
    Don't forget to log on at Jawa Chat at 8 P.M. E.S.T. to chat with the Staff of the Jawa and the Sandtroopers Staff! You guys should definately get in on this one. I will try to be on, but we are having Sandtroopers Rai and Emily over for dinner (had this planned for weeks...)...

      We're talking about:
    • The E2 movie and what you think of it.
    • AOTC figures and variants.
    • How to keep everyone able to get the HTF figs.
    • What is happening with THEJAWA.com and Sandtroopers.com
    • The future of collecting after E3.
    • What is a pastey and how to avoid them.
    • Answer any questions or concerns you troopers have about us or collecting.


    Get in the mollycoddle tomorrow night!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 12:59 EDT
    Fan made E-1 C-3PO on E-Bay
    Here is a cool and inexpensive (so far) LIFESIZE C-3PO!

    You can bid on it HERE


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 12:50 EDT
    E1 LIFESIZE Yoda!
    Troops:
    This auction for a lifesize E1 yoda is really cheap (with 1 day left)! I have one of these an it is awesome! If you can get it for around 300-400 bucks or less, that is a good deal. Good luck!
    Bid on the LIFE SIZE EP 1 YODA



    Posted by: Tyler | 23 May 2002 | 12:04 EDT
    Topps AOTC Cards
    Hey Troopers,
    I still need the following 3 cards to complete my AOTC trading card set; prismatics #7 & 8 and fold-out #5. If anyone has these for trade PLMK. I have lots of doubles or will pay for them if necessary. Thanks.


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 11:52 EDT
    Trooper EriK Reports:
    People, a question. My son ( who is ten mind you) brought this up while we were out looking around a couple of days ago. He asked "How can Luke have a bloody stump? Wouldn't the lightsaber cauterize the area as it cut him?".........Let me tell you, I almost fell off my crutches when he asked that. Out of the mouthes of babes I guess

    A friend of mine needs a favor. Shes looking for 2 things that may be a shot in the dark. Shes looking for the DVD that came with the first issue of Total Movie. The one that had TROOPS on it. And shes also looking for the Electronic C3PO from Episode 1. It could be loose, it doesn't matter. I had one but traded it to someone last year to help them out. Let me know if these two things are attainable. I may have to trade something from my own collection to help her. If money IS an option thats cool too.

    Also when i was in the Holyoke Target yesterday there were quite a few Luminara and Dexter w/backgrounds. Again, certain places get certain figures in quantity. They also had a BUTTLOAD of Niktos. But Wal-Marty Moose has none. Is it me? It's them right?

    Hey this isn't Star Wars related, but i picked up the new Directors cut of Legend yesterday. All i can say is WICKED. Its quite different than the original. Different score and more of a character background. Kind of in the same vein as the bootleg version of Almost Famous. I recommend at least watching it. Actually both movies for that matter.

    I really want off these crutches. I am really, really BORED!
    Onyxisfat@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 11:08 EDT
    Trooper George Perez Reports:
    The TRU in Alewife (Boston) has cases of the Yoda, dooku and new Anakin figures (wave 3), also there were Luminaras, taun We, Royal Guards; no sign of bespin luke there; I hope this helps.
    Jorgepalbela@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 9:41 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    If anyone is looking for anakin skywalker "Hanger Duel" you can order of Kbtoys.com for 7.99 with shipping it comes out to 12.78. Heres a link directly to the figure.
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 9:36 EDT
    Trooper John Reports:
    Hello fellow troopers. I'm in need of a Jorg Sacul and toyfair Vader I have up for trade the rare bonus pit droids the ones that came with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Maul I will trade one for one. Please email me if you can help. Thanx!
    stingray35_98@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 9:33 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    I still have several count dookus for sale or trade ( 6.35 + s/h )also have a wal mart exclusive snowspeeder for sale or trade looking for the c2 sacul figure, sepreme chancellor palpatine have other vintage and ep1 stuff to trade as well.
    onebigk@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 8:30 EDT
    Sandtrooper Anthony pleads:
    "Hello troopers, Anthony from Atlanta here and I'm looking for a couple of figures. I am in a real bind looking for two figures troopers. If someone out there has an extra Jorg Sacul or a Darth Vader 25th anniversary SILVER figure please email me and let me know what your asking price is. I am VERY VERY interested in these two figures and don't want to pay hundreds of dollars on ebay for two figures. If even there is any info out there on where to get these please let me know. Thanks..."
    Anthony


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 8:25 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedidom reports:
    "Just thought I would see if anyone would be able to help out a fellow trooper. I am in need of the following SAGA figures: #29 Luke, #30 Vader, #32 Qui-Gon, #33 Endor Soldier, #34 Masiff w/ Geonosian Warrior, #35 Orn Free Taa, #36 Obi-Wan Starfighter pilot, #37 Han Solo, #38 Chewbacca, #39 Palpatine, and #40 Djas Puhr. I am hoping someone may need a #28 Mace Windu Geonosian Rescue, or a #31 Jango Fett Final Battle. I also have an Ultimate Villain Jango Fett, a Taun We, Luminara, and Royal Guard. If someone can help, please email me. By the way, I can sometimes be somewhat of a joker, so I figured I would ask: DOES ANYONE HAVE A JORG SACUL FIGURE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SELL OR TRADE? I figure my chances are about as big as finding an Eopie on a shelf @ Target. But I thought I would ask. Thanks for any replies!..."
    Jedi Dom


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 May 2002 | 8:23 EDT
    Sandtroopers newest SUPER TROOPERS:
    Troops,
    Please welcome our newest staff members at Sandtroopers.com

    Count Matchew (MD news and upcoming project "X")
    Spiceowan (Unique Star Wars collectibles on E-BAY)

    We are THRILLED to have them on board and remember guys, there will be NO mollycoddle!


    Posted by: Zack | 23 May 2002 | 8:17 EDT
    Boba Fitt from Sandcrawlerworkshop Reports:
    We're looking for someone to assist with artwork on our site, more specifically, "cartoony" Jawa pics. And we'd like to remind your readers that we're coming close to the drawing for the MOMC Toy Fair Vader. Enter at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com Apply for the artwork spot at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com/helpwanted.html
    Bob Fitt


    Posted by: Tracy | 23 May 2002 | 6:26 EDT
    SWAMPTROOPER REPORT
    Hello Peoples!!
    The Bespin Wave has finally hit Baton Rouge, unfortunately no "Bloody Stump" Lukes. I found all the new figs at Wal-Mart on Oneal Lane so that means the Denham Springs, Walker and Siegen Lane Wal-Marts all got the same Shippment..good luck. Also, I saw the 12" Jango Fett figure at Super K on Sunday Night, I went back Monday to get myself one and all five figures were GONE!!! ( *gasp* I felt so violated ) I could not believe that, Oh well maybe next time!! That is all there is and there aint no more. I am looking for a loose 12" C3PO if anyone out there has one to get rid of. Let me know. Ya'll have yourselves a great weekend.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 22 May 2002 | 22:06 EDT
    Figure For Trade
    I have a Luminara Unduli for trade...I'm looking for a Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Masiff, Djas Puhr, Qui Gon Jin, Endor Rebel Soldier, Orn Free Taa, Dexter Jettster with background card or any of the newer ones. E-mail me if interested...P.S. If your from the MD area I found 4 Yodas, 4 Count Dooku and 4 Anakin Hanger Duel at the TRU in Clinton...I left them in the case they haven't put them on the shelves yet....It was around closing time so they should be there in the morning if anyone want's them, also there were 2 Zam Wesell (varient) with face-reveal sticker at the TRU in Waldorf. I also found a Royal Guard and a Taun We at the Walmart in Waldorf around 8:30 so if your interested better make it quick they won't last long...Peace



    Posted by: Jason | 22 May 2002 | 20:50 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    New X-Wing photo gallery - New photo gallery of the boxed 25th Anniversary X-Wing at SirSteve's.

    Free LEGO Star Wars poster - K-mart is offering this free poster along with a coupon with any in-store LEGO purchase, and have it available online at bluelight.com for $5.

    Plug 'N' Play Fett - Rebelscum reports some neat added play value for the Slave 1 if you already have a Super Battle Droid and Sneak Preview Jango Fett. See Slave 1 blast damage, the ingredients and Slave 1 gattling guns a-blazing!

    More New Obi-Wan Pilot images - Carded front, up-close, and carded back all from TheForce.net and Rebelscum.

    Deluxe Figures Wave 3 - Action FigurExpress reports the case breakdown: 1 x Darth Tyrannus w/ Force Flipping Attack, 1 x Anakin Skywalker, 2 x Yoda, 2 x C-3P0 With Battle Droid.

    Toy Hunt Reminder - Djas Puhr - Alien Bounty Hunter and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, both part of Collection 2, are showing up at retail outlets now. Keep checking your local Toy Dept. during the next two to three weeks.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • New Contest at theJawa.com for a canadian-exclusive Clone Trooper Helmet/Mask, ends 5/27.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Royal Guard, ends 5/26.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina has a giveaway for a AOTC MOMC Super Battle Droid with insert and sticker on the cardback.
  • Win a new Bespin Luke & Vader at The Final Fantasy Vaults in their "off-topic" giveaway !
  • Pegwarmer.com is giving away a Reek and Super Battle Droid in this week's contest, ends 5/24.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net has up for grabs a set of 12 new Saga unopened figures: Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Hanger Duel), Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel), Darth Vader (Bespin Duel), Jango Fett (Final Battle), Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master), Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff and Orn Free Taa. , ends 5/31.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ TIE Interceptor with the help of R2DToys.com!
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 22 May 2002 | 19:38 EDT
    New Arrivals and New Pre-Orders at

    bigbadtoystore.com
  • STAR WARS: Mace Windu, Luke Bespin, Vader Bespin, Jango Final Battle are still available ($30.95 a set), but selling quickly. Be sure to pick some up before they are gone.
  • ACT 8 PVC, MEGA PVC RODIMUS PRIME & VICTORY LEO: Takara has officially announced these 3 great new items - Act 8 PVC includes Cyclonus, Jazz, Scorponok & More. Mega PVC Hot Rod was announced a few days ago - Rodimus Prime and Victory Leo are the lastest additions. Victory Leo combines with Star Saber to form Victory Saber!
  • RE-ISSUE TRANSFORMERS: We've restocked New Years Optimus Prime - unfortunately as the supply dries up in Japan - we have to pay more to get them so our pries have gone up. We also have more Trailbreaker & Hoist sets in stock. A few more exclusive PVC sets as well.
  • PERFECT GRADE 'TITANS' RX-178 MK-II: The newest perfect grade kit is available for pre-order for $159.99.
  • BANDAI USA 11" SAZABI & NU FIGURES: We have restocked the 11" Sazabi & Nu figures and still have many other Bandai USA figures in stock.
  • METAL GRADE GUNDAMS: We have a few Metal Grade Gundams left - on the 'master grade' menu.
  • MARVEL LEGENDS: We've received a partial restock of these figures, and more should be on the way to us soon if these sell out quickly.
  • MCFARLANE'S MONSTERS: Our shipment arrives tomorrow - a small amount of full sets of 6 for $53.99 are still available
  • BLUE BOX: Cy Gear uniforms for Cy Girls are now in stock - $13.99 each, and some 1:18 Elite Forces figures (4") are now in stock - great looking items!

    Thanks and take a look at http://www.bigbadtoystore.com to see the new items! Thanks! - Joel Boblit bigbadtoystore.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 18:20 EDT
    Trooper Jay Reports:
    I have found a good selection of the 12 inch windus, the boxes in great condition. Also, I have some extra 'face reveal' sticker zam wessels (no background). I will trade either or both toys for some of the things from my list: Mace windu genosian rescue, final duel Fett, Dexter with background, and any of the new ones, or good old fashioned cost+ shipping.Good hunting everyone! down with scalpers!
    jaysafley@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 18:10 EDT
    Trooper Hotjeep360 Reports:
    I Just wanted to say Thanks to Trooper Ozziehorse for the great trades. It's people like him that make Sandtrooper a GREAT web site.
    hotjeep360@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 18:08 EDT
    Trooper HamYoyo Reports:
    HamYoyo here....if you cant locate the free shipping supplies at
    USPS.com...here is the way..

    first click on "shipping" on the left hand menu, a pop up menu wiill appear, go to "supplies", then "order supplies" on the left menu, next, you have to click on "I agree" for the disclaimer and your sent to the ordering page, then pick your choice of mailing(priority )....hope this helps!!!!

    Also, after 3 wal-Marts today, I must say they suck.nothing new. The only good note was a great girl collector at my TRU who let me use the 1.00 of TRU online coupon for EVERY figure I bought....she rang each up seperate and I got a buck off each...I'm not sure if all will do this, but she called her manager and they said it was cool to do it that way. I grabbed some Bespin Vaders, Final Jango's, Mace, A few variant Zams and Clonetroopers, and a couple of others I was missing...also, she said they just got a shipment in today which will be on the floor tomorrow...so check out TRU on Thursday, they might have new stuff...she was gonna keep an eye out for any Palpatines, Chewies, Hans, and Endor Troopers and hold one of each for me...great
    girl...stores need more people like this...she was going to check out the cases and actually call me to tell me what they received....way too cool...also, I have a clonetrooper with no dots on the picture if anyone needs him...LMK....I picked up a bunch of the posters with the figures pictured on them also...if you want one , LMK...I can't bet on the condition unless you want to pay alot for shipping, but it shows the newer figs which look killer...I plan on loading up on figs before the 25th when the TRU coupon expires, so if I get anything good...I'll put them on Ebay.....just kidding...I'll let ya' know!!...OK, enough rambling...
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 14:29 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Hey troops, I was checking out the Walmart.com site and they had the
    Geonosis Battle Arena on pre-sale. Scheduled to ship in Sept. It's cost was around $38.86.

    Just picked up Luke, Vader, Mace and Jango, Cool Figures, Like mentioned in other post we are getting allot more for our money now a days. Still looking for Dooku, Anakin Hanger Dual and Yoda If anyone can hook me up I would be in your debt.
    TWoods@associatedbond.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 22 May 2002 | 12:36 EDT
    NEW figs at TRU online!



    Preorder(?) them HERE


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 22 May 2002 | 12:19 EDT
    New Figure Poster
    This is a poster showing most of the new figures... Click Here There are a few more that they don't show on the poster such as the Darth Maul and Ephant Mon...Hope you enjoy...Peace



    Posted by: Steve | 22 May 2002 | 10:39 EDT
    Yestertoys still has Bespin Wave in-stock plus other interesting items
    Hey troops, if you still can't find this wave, check out Yestertoys, they still have the whole wave. They also have an interesting item in their Star Wars wholesale section. A case of 16 carder Death Star Troopers for $170. Not too bad if you consider how much these sell for at a certain online auction site. Check them out here if you are an army builder in need of some troops.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 22 May 2002 | 8:25 EDT
    Sandtrooper "X" needs some info:
    "I went to TRU on Sunday and the employees knew nothing about the
    posters. They looked at me like I was from outer space. I tried to email TRU.com and that was an even bigger mistake. I kept going from one page to the next and it kept taking me back to the same place. What a mess. I did find a Jango Fett and an R2-D2 Pez dispenser at their store. Can anybody give me some info on how I can email them directly?..."

    Trooper "X" (no name given)


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 22 May 2002 | 8:09 EDT
    Sandtrooper Joseph reports:
    "Hello everyone from New York! Been pretty tough lately in search of many of the new figures. It seems as though the scalpers are now out in full force. I have aquired a 12" jango fett, tie-bomber, snowspeeder, as well as a dexter jettster with background. These are available for trade. I am in desperate need of finding a celebration II and Toyfair vader. I also really would love a bloody variation Luke.Please let me know if I can help any troopers out there find what they are looking for. Just email me at josephkasian@aol.com Thanks everyone!!..."
    Joseph


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 7:27 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    I have a question I'm hopping a trooper out there can answer for me. I read in a list somewhere that there was an Action Fleet Sith Infiltrator offered in the EP I collection. Does anyone know if they are referring to the tiny little two inch one that came with Darth Maul in the Kay-Bee exclusive, or something like that? Or, is there a larger, like around 4 to 6 inch Sith Infiltrator or about the size of the Republic Cruiser they offered? Also, does anyone out there have an Anakin Skywalker Masterpiece Edition 12" figure w/ Book, that they would trade for an Aurra Sing Masterpiece Edition 12" figure w/Book? If so please let me know. Thanks and MTFBWY,
    JEFFRED5@AOL.COM


    Posted by: Zack | 22 May 2002 | 7:25 EDT
    Tooper Obi-Ray Reports:
    Just to let you know that TRUs have back the exclusive Endor Vehicle Set for $29.99. You can order this online so dont delay your order. I am placing mine now.
    ray@caribe.net


    Posted by: Zack | 21 May 2002 | 20:11 EDT
    Tooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Ham Yoyo here...just to let all troopers know who use Priority shipping, go to USPS.com you can order as many boxes, stickers, rolls of Priority mail tape, etc, etc for FREE...yes FREE!!!!!!!!....this is a great thing to have for the trading troopers....FREE priority mail boxes and tape and stickers, you name it....check it out!!!!! also I have a Zam Wesell with the variant "face reveal" sticker for trade or purchase if anyone needs her/it....I'd like to get a fig from the newer waves if possible...LMK!!!!!
    Britt

    Good call! Free supplies are always a plus, especially when you trade alot.


    Posted by: Bill | 21 May 2002 | 17:53 EDT
    Action Fleet is Back!
    Here is a link to Hasbro's site about the new Action Fleet and a few old vehicles to be re-released. Action Fleet


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 17:01 EDT
    FREE comic with AOTC purchase!
    TOYS R US is giving away a free comic when you purchase any AOTC merchandise!
    The comic if from Dark Horse Comics and is pretty cool, even better because it is free...! Looks like there are 4 issues to collect.



    Posted by: Zack | 21 May 2002 | 16:56 EDT
    Trooper Lord Z Reports:
    I went on a mid-morning hunt for new AOTC figures today and was able to check out most of the stores in Gurnee, Illinois. I started at 9:30am at Toys R Us. They just opened the doors, and much to my delight, the Star Wars Counter was fully stocked with some new stuff. I snagged a "No-Blood" Luke Bespin, as well as a Final Battle Jango, and a Bespin Vader. Not 10 seconds later, a few suspicious customers started grabbing all of the rest of them. So, I proceeded to the cashier, along with a "$1 off any $5.99 Star Wars Figure" Coupon, printed off Toysrus.com, to purchase my figures. They were giving out a free AOTC Comic with every SW purchase. I then headed over for Target, where I found the remains of some new waves. Saw a few Mace Windu's, but no sign of anything else. I happened to head to the back of the toy dept, and as I turned the corner I noticed a massive pile of Bespin Vader figures "hidden" behind some toys on a back end-cap. Since I already scored one at TRU, I picked up all of them and took them back to their proper "home" on the pegs for others to find. Unfortunately, as I was leaving Target, some of the same people I saw at TRU passed me on their way into Target. Hopefully they were grabbing them for friends, but I have a feeling they were dealers. From there it was on to Wal-Mart. The pegs were quite full, with loads of so-called "hard-to-find" figures from the first batch, mainly Royal Guards, Taun We, Luminara, etc. Like Target, however, there were some Windu's, but all of the others were long-gone. Other than that, I have seen no sign of the Qui-Gon wave or anything else new of late...
    Lord Z


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 15:10 EDT
    KB TOYS Online: 3 3/4 figs, 12" and vehicles!
    Kb Toys online has a bunch of AOTC gear for those of you that puke at the thought of having to get in the search trenches! Lego's, figures, skateboards, AOTC depends (adult sizes, shortpacked with wipes), 12" figures, sets...yep, some good stuff! Ok, they don't have the depends (in my size).... But here is the link!

    SHIZZOP KB ONLINE HERE!

    Item spotlight at KB ONLINE:

    "Master Replicas LLC, in partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd., proudly presents a new line of collectible prop replicas based on the Star Wars saga. Master Replicas is solely dedicated to delivering authentic, high quality replicas. To protect and enhance your investment, your Master Replicas Anakin Skywalker FX Edition Lightsaber has been
    Intensively researched for uncanny accuracy
    Hand assembled and meticulously finished
    In a technological breakthrough for licensed prop replicas, this lightsaber features a glowing blade and authentic sound effects.
    With a hilt constructed from hand-machined and die-cast metal components, the lightsaber's electro-luminescent blade is encased within a permanently attached, durable polypropylene blade. Once activated, the blade glows brightly and the lightsaber plays back digitally recorded sound effects taken directly from the film. Integrated sensor switches control the pitch and playback of the lightsaber sounds, including an impact sound when the blade encounters an obstacle.

    The energy-efficient design of this lightsaber allows for three to four hours of use before battery change is necessary. Measures approximately 46.5" x 1.5" x 2.5". The lightsaber requires 6 "AA" alkaline batteries (not included) to operate..."


    Preorder for $129.00 HERE
    Might be worth getting this through KB. Minimal worries of rip-off.



    Posted by: Zack | 21 May 2002 | 14:58 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    Just went to my local forbiden planet in liverpool town center and found chancellor palpatine, They had about two dozen,then went to toysrus, same area , and found alien bounty hunter. They only had about six left. All the figures are coming thick and fast know. Thats all for now.
    Robbyjango@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 May 2002 | 14:57 EDT
    Trooper DOCJ45 Reports:
    I just wanted to let you know about a special I ran across on A & E's Biography. This week A&E is having 4 Star Wars Biography shows.

    Monday: George Lucas
    Tuesday: Mark Hamill 8:00pm EST
    Wednesday: Carrie Fisher 8:00pm EST
    Thursday: Harrison Ford 8:00pm EST

    I just stumbled across it while channel surfing, so I didn't have time to post this in time for Monday but I did watch it and can highly recommend if you get A&E to check it out the rest of the week. Also I am in need of a #15 Genosian Warrior w/Background Card, #16 Dexter Jettster W/background card and a new Bespin Luke w/bloody stump Also a CommTech Leia w/hood up, freeze-frame ReeYees, EP I Sio Bibble, Hologram Darth Sidious, and Queen Amidala (battle fatigues& Acent Gun) if any one can help me out I do have almost every other Saga Figure up to #26 and most vehicles to trade.
    DOCJ45@aol.com


    Posted by: Steve | 21 May 2002 | 14:50 EDT
    Rebel Stand
    Hey Troops, don't forget, one week from today Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston will be released. This is the second of his two NJO books. The first one was great, I am confident the second one will be as good or better, so throw your local book store on the list of places to stop during your normally scheduled toy runs.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 21 May 2002 | 12:36 EDT
    Star Wars Week
    Everyone don't forget to watch the Biography channel this week at 8pm for Star Wars Week. Tonight is Mark Hamil tommorow is Carrie Fisher, and Thursday is Harrison Ford. Last night was George Lucas. Hope you all enjoy...Peace


    Posted by: Tyler | 21 May 2002 | 12:14 EDT
    SW Rubik's Cubes anyone?
    Hey Troopers,
    I still have a few Clonetrooper helmets for anyone who still wants one but I also have another offer. Inside specially marked boxes of Kellogg's cereals in Ontario you can find one of 6 SW Rubik's cube heads! They are 2" in size, divided into 8 blocks and have 2 faces on each shaped like the character's faces. The characters include; Old Ben/Obi-wan, Anakin/Vader, Dooku/Sidious, Jango/Clonetrooper, Leia/Padme, and R2/3PO. I beleive these are only available in Ontario and Quebec as were the Clonetrooper helmets but I may be wrong. What I'm willing to do though is purchase the boxes of cereal and sell the cubes to any trooper who wants them for the cost of the cereal and shipping. A box of cereal is $4 CAN so $3 US would cover the cost of each cube. As for the cereal, I will donate it to my local food bank as you don't have to open the bag of cereal to get the cube. It comes seperately wrapped in the box. If anyone is interested, LMK tyler@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 21 May 2002 | 12:06 EDT
    Be Careful Out There
    Warning to all MD collector's. I was in the Bowie Target yesterday afternoon searching for some new ATOTC figures. They had a bunch of the Bespin Luke (with blood) And Vader's. Also some Jango Fett final battle and Mace Windu. I was picking Darth Crypt and I some up when these two guy's and girl come in ransacking all the hard to find figures. When the women saw what I was holding she say's we should knock him down and take his. I'm pretty sure they were going right to ebay or another store to jack up the prices. Just thought I would send out this warning. Happy and SAFE collecting.


    Posted by: Tyler | 21 May 2002 | 12:00 EDT
    Help for a Captain?
    Hey Troopers,
    Just wondering if any of you can help me complete my Topps AOTC trading card set. I only need the following 3 cards for a complete set; Prismatic #7 & #8 and Fold-out #5. I have the following to trade along with many commons; Silver #4,5,6,8 and Fold-out #2. Thanks to Sandtrooper John E. Beal and Darth Dallas for getting me the other cards I needed. Take care troops.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 11:59 EDT
    Build your own R2D2

    Troops, here is a good starting resource for you to look at, should you be so inclined to take on this type task. NOTE: not all the links on this site work...but it is a good resource!
    See it HERE


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 21 May 2002 | 11:41 EDT
    Interactive R2-D2 and Other Cool Toys

    Just thought I would let the troops know about these new items avalible for pre-order on the Walmart site...Here's the link... Click Here The R2 should be a party favorite.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 11:09 EDT
    E2 Pepsi tops and cans!

    So much for the statement from Lucas about NOT having a softdrink sponsor this time around!!!
    Any troops have any news on these? Let me know!

    UPDATE: Sandtrooper Tyler has informed me that these are going to be released in Japan (You just missed them Vaughn!), much like the E1 Pepsi cans were to the USA in 1999. Thanks for the update Tyler!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 10:44 EDT
    Star Wars - Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
    Get ready to go to war: THE CLONE WAR!


    See it at the official site HERE

    See what it is all about and get a review of it HERE


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 May 2002 | 8:21 EDT
    AOTC in DIGITAL DLP & THX!
    WOW!
    NOT a single blemish on the digital screening and the THX sound will put you in the show! Like Vaughn said below, if you get a chance to head out to see this at a reasonable distance away from your usual movie house haunt, DO IT! The colors are SUPER vivid and the picture is MUCH sharper than a normal screen (with a perfect play each time...NO scratches at all). If I NEVER see a movie the regular way again, it will be too soon!
    See if there is a DIGITAL theater near you HERE


    Posted by: Zack | 21 May 2002 | 7:23 EDT
    Trooper Robert Reports:
    I just wanted to know if anyone has an extra poster that TRU gave away on Sunday? I have an extra Jango Fett Final Duel or a Count Dooku if anyone is interested.
    HvyMetalCub@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 20 May 2002 | 23:47 EDT
    Jedi Aries writes:
    Jedi Aries' Tattoine Alien Cantina has started its new giveaway for a AOTC MOMC Super Battle Droid with insert and sticker on the cardback. You can enter the free darwing by visiting their website at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina


    Posted by: vaughn | 20 May 2002 | 23:38 EDT
    Are there any Star Wars Fans in Hartford???
    Hey Troops,

    Im up in Hartford CT for the week for a much needed vacation. I got a chance to see AOTC for the 2nd time today at the Crown Plaza 17 (a digital THX theater)....it ROCKED. If you can road trip to a digital theater, its WORTH IT. I liked the movie even better the 2nd time...

    Other than Eric, Erik and Mike, I dont think there are any other collectors up here! I went to the Westfarms mall after the movie and found 2 Genosian Warriors (with BG) and all of the sneak preview figures. The Genosians are up for grabs (5.99+tax and ship). They had tons of Dexters (no BG), coruscant guards, and taun we, but none of the more recent stuff. We went to waldenbooks in the mall and they had aurra sing masterpiece and golden droid masterpiece. Barnes and Noble there had multiples of the star wars scrapbook (highly recommended) for 6 bucks, masterpiece vader/anakin (24.99), masterpiece aurra sing (19.99), and the art of ep1 by doug chiang for 10 bucks. They also had a neat little freebie magazine with a timeline of the SW literature in it. I would have thought this stuff was long gone... but Ive had good luck at the stores in west hartford before. If youre in the Hartford CT area, you should have no problem finding these. I am still hunting for vader and luke...

    In other news, does anyone have a good way to attach the hands on a Marmit? My sandy sgt's hands wont stay on. Also, is there a good way to keep the body glove from bunching up when you are putting the armor on? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 21:04 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    I found mace windu 12", taun we, bespin luke (no blood) & vader & Qui-Gon Jinn, Rebel Soldier, red clone trooper, royal guard, and yoda if anyone is looking for these email and we can work out a deal.
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 May 2002 | 20:41 EDT
    Thanks to Sandtrooper Joweone...
    I will be at the Annapolis theatre for the DIGITAL showing of AOTC tonight at 10:10 P.M., proudly wearing my 501st GARRISON CARRIDA T-shirt (First to advance, Last to retreat)! Thanks again for the tip Joweone!


    Posted by: Jason | 20 May 2002 | 20:20 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Plenty of packaged imaged of Jango Fett Unleashed and Darth Maul Unleashed at DSP.com

    New carded images of the Deluxe Anakin and Deluxe Nexu at ArtoosNews, Rebelscum and SirSteve's. Anakin (1, 2), Nexu (1, 2), and both.

    A new Action Figure Theater over at StarWars.Hasbro.com! It's A New Hope in two QuickTime files, and the scenes recreated here are very true to the actual film.

    NEW CONTESTS for TODAY! see yesterday's news for more current opportunities!:
  • New Contest at theJawa.com for a canadian-exclusive Clone Trooper Helmet/Mask, ends 5/27.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Royal Guard, ends 5/26.


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 15:48 EDT
    Come and get to know the troops and jawas!
    Do you want to meet the staff or get to know some of your fellow troopers better? Wanna talk to some jawas and see what it's like to scavenge for droid parts? Well lets chat!

    We are going to have a group chat event with our neighbors at thejawa.com this coming friday (May 24th) at 8 pm eastern time. I'll give everyone more details as the event gets nearer.. It'll last as long as people are there. Looking forward to meeting some of you!


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 15:25 EDT
    Hasbro UK site opens:
    Our friend Pete from The Private Universe lets us know that that Hasbro Uk has opened thier own website. Check out The Private Universe for the full scoop on the deal as well as other cool stuff for UK collectors and everyone else too!


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 15:19 EDT
    Trooper Roberto Reports:
    Hi troopers,
    This is RMS from Puerto Rico sending regards to all. Here in PR, we get both english and spanish dubbed versions of AOTC, which is ok for those young beginners (future Star Wars fans and Sandtroopers) who still can't distinguish R2-D2's densly filled language and don't know enough english to fully enjoy the experience. Nevertheless, PR has many true Star Wars fans who like myself, were carefull to choose to enjoy the english version.

    Yet to our dismay, after the classic title, the film opened it's ever significant narration in spanish with "Episodio II, El Ataque de los Clones". Instantly, mumbling among confused viewers began and when the narrative text began to appear in spanish, pissed off viewers (including myself) jumped on our feet and out of the room to claim an explanation. I thought I was in the wrong theatre. By the time I caught up with the first dozen of frustrated viewers who rushed out of the room, I saw that a happless ticket greeter who was in the way was the first to get verbally trampled. Then, another assistant approached us and clarified that we were sold the right tickets, but even the "english" version had it's text translated to spanish. Couldn't they use subtitles for that? The news was somewhat baffling to the protesting crowd. Some of the more core fans didn't settle for that and requested a refund, but most of us, rationally, just turned around, took a deep breath and returned to our seats. I mean, unless the core fans were willing to travel to the mainland to enjoy the entire english version, they have no other choice but to get the DVD, sometime next year.

    I'm not going to give the film away here, but I have to say that both Hayden and Christopher Lee's performances truly exceeded my expectations. The film is better than Episode I, yet I have to see it again with a more critical eye before categorizing and comparing AOTC with the other films. The film indeed was in english, yet I arrived from the protest with the movie's opening scene already in progress, so I totally missed the opening narration. So, if there's any way the text can eventually get posted, I'm sure many PR fans would be thankfull.

    Regarding figure hunting, TRU is so far having the best selection at the best prices in PR. Collectors should take it easy hunting these figures...I wasn't hoarding toy isles on April 23, yet I have managed to get most of the hard to find figures (Dooku, Yoda, Boba kid, etc). It's gonna get harder now with "movie fever kids" looking for Jango Fett, Obi-Wan, Anakin, etc. But with time and patience, you will find what your'e looking for. Good luck and happy hunting to all!!!
    Rmiranda@vivienda.gobierno.pr


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 15:08 EDT
    Trooper EriK Reports:
    Hi Kids, Things have been kind of exciting around my neck of the solar system. The Northampton Wal-mart has been an awe inspiring freak pit of a constant barrage of current figures. Wow, try and say that 12x fast. The only one I have a problem locating is the Nikto in ANY Wal-mart. It seems to me that one can find Clonetroopers galore in the K-B's in my area. Again, the Target in the Holyoke Mall leaves alot to be desired. Its usually a crap shoot there anyways. The Target in Enfield, Ct has been the more consistent of the two. I keep seeing many Darth Bespins but NEVER any Lukes. Now those 2 figures are a couple of hot looking figures. Hey if anyone is still looking for the Masterpiece Aurra Sing, The Waldenbooks around here has many GATHERING DUST. On a side note does any one have any advice on how to put Zam Wessel in her speeder. Don't get me wrong, she looks good standing/knealing near or around her speeder shrugging her one shoulder. Hey Hasbro, how about a super Speeder Pilot Zam. One with soft goods. Life would be complete then. Don't get me wrong, she has one hell of a magnet.

    Hey just a bit of advice for those of you who have problems finding
    certain figures. Instead of e-mailing people a calling them liars because you can't find anything (two words...ANGER MANAGEMENT), you might want to try clicking on one of the ad banners that Sandtroopers supplies us with. I went to KebCoToys and was able to order a Bespin Luke and a Count Dooku. Sure i paid a little extra. But not only did i get what i wanted (and it took only 5 days to get) i didn't have to
    waste a lick of gas. See it would have amounted to be about the same amount of money. Not only that, KebCo doesn't charge more for "those hard to find" figures. Hey, its just something to check out next time your feeling froggy.

    Speaking of froggy. Has anyone ever heard of the Mad Capsule Markets? Whooooaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Japanese craziness at its finest. They are LOUD. If your looking for a great C.D.
    to crank in the car during summer with the windows down, this is definatetly theone. LOUD and FAST!!!!!! NIIIIIICE!

    Jeez i almost spaced on this. The Hadley, Mass. Wal-mart has a gazzilion TIE Bombers and half as much Snow speeders.......with something that looks like some kind of dusty particles forming on them.

    Hey folks UNIFY and be calm, you will find what you're looking for.
    Onyxisfat@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 May 2002 | 12:46 EDT
    Interesting Article on the man "hisself" GEORGE LUCAS!
    Film director and producer George Lucas has been given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, by the Los Angeles arm of Bafta. BBC News Online looks at his career.
    George Lucas brings out extreme reactions in film enthusiasts. Star Wars fanatics regard him as the most gifted movie-maker of all time, but some of his peers accuse him of churning out no-brained Hollywood trash.

    Director filmography - since 1970
    THX 1138 (1970)
    American Graffiti (1973)
    Star Wars Ep IV (1977)
    The Phantom Menace (1999)
    Attack of The Clones (2002)
    Star Wars Ep III (2005)

    Lucas was born on 14 May 1944 in the California town of Modesto. His parents wanted him to take over the family stationary business, but after flirting with becoming a racing car driver - a dream which died after he was involved in a serious car crash - he began studying film at the University of Southern California.

    After graduating, he made a longer version of one of his college shorts - THX 1138, released through Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio in 1970. The two had been friends since meeting the set of Coppola's Finian's Rainbow in 1967.


    Lucas with Ewan McGregor, who recently admitted the Phantom Menace was "flat"

    Following the struggle to escape from a futuristic society located beneath the surface of the Earth, the cold and stark film got Lucas noticed while he was just 26.

    Graffiti acclaim

    Three years later, he followed it up with the acclaimed American Graffiti, about the hopes and dreams of Californian high school graduates.

    Its stars included Ron Howard and Harrison Ford - while Lucas, who won a Golden Globe and five Oscar nominations, was building himself a huge reputation to live up to.

    With Coppola busy on The Godfather, Lucas made American Graffiti through his new company, Lucasfilm.

    Lucas started writing Star Wars in 1973, but he wasn't convinced it would be a success.

    "I've made a Disney movie, a cross between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," he declared after an initial screening met with a gloomy reaction.


    Lucas has built up an empire of companies

    But he was prepared to take a risk on it - agreeing to take a lower fee for writing and directing, but opting to take 40% of the rights to the film's merchandising. Twenty-five years later, this deal alone has made him a billionaire...."


    SEE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 May 2002 | 12:25 EDT
    Jump in the TIME WARP!
    "The Star Wars Holiday Special
    (Nov 17,1978)


    The most infamous 2 hours of Star Wars programming ever to grace television sets! This show was so bad that it was never re-aired or released to video, and has become a cult classic among Star Wars fans...

    Take a look at this article and other retro Star Wars shizzat at: TIME WARP TV


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 May 2002 | 9:23 EDT
    Sandtrooper Britt (HAMYOYO) reports:
    ...
    Sorry to interrupt Ham's post, but I had to edit some of the content that seemed to be spoiler related (at least to me). I normally NEVER edit anyones post, but not all the troopers were able to see the movie yet...right TYLER!!!! GET OUT THERE AND SEE IT MAN! Anyway, my appologies to Ham....Here is his post:

    "Hammy here....
    well, after seeing AOTC 5 times, I have to say this movie freakin' kicked butt....It takes at least a couple of times to fully get everything going on. My fav. Jedi, Kit Fisto... (LINE EDIT - SORRY HAM!)...and the attitude of young Boba is killer...he has a total evil grin and demeanor the whole movie, especially during the (LINE EDIT - SORRY HAM!)( ....you can see how he becomes the bad-ass Bounty hunter..He seems totally joyful when Jango lets...(LINE EDIT - SORRY HAM!)(..Young Boba has an odd evil way about him...too cool.
    Anyway...anyone who didnt like the movie, at least see it again...I thought Yoda was too slick...(LINE EDIT - SORRY HAM!)..like an old
    man..heheh........as far as figs go in the Myrtle Beach Area, the Mace, Jango Final and Bespin wave hit my local TRU( i was lucky enough to grab a bloody stump Luke)...Mace and Jango are plentiful if anyone needs them, as well as the damaged snowspeeder and tie Bomber at Wal-Mart. Thanks to all who sent in money orders for the figs I had...Rod, Mark, Steven, Lee, Richard, Jeff, David,Frank...you all know who you are...Keep Collecting fella's...this would not be possible without the best Damn Star Wars site ever....SANDTROOPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels great to buy extras
    and help fill another persons collection....anyway....any extra C2 Sacul floating around....I have all figs from Ep1 and all Freeze frames if someone wants to make a deal...behind curtain number 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alrighty...gotta run...take care troops!!!

    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 7:42 EDT
    Trooper Mark Reports:
    Well troopers Sunday was a GOOD day at Ann Arbor Toys R Us they wheeled out maybe 50 Cases of unopened figure. Most were Luke,no blood, Vader, Jango Fett Kamina escape, Mace Windu, Rebel Soldier, Oin Free Taa, Massiff, Qui-Gon Jin, with a small handful of Yodas and Count Dooku, and 12" Maces, plus enough Sneek Peeks to fill 2 large baskets. The problem was allmost 90 percent of the cards were damaged in some way. Even though the box was still taped closed and no dents.
    hotjeep360@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 7:41 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi, Donna from So. Cal. Just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. I was able to catch EPII in LV on Friday morning at the theaters at the "New Orleans" casino based on the recommendation from fellow trooper Ozziehihorse. Saw it on a Digital Projection screen and must say EPII is way better than EPI. I loved C3PO and Yoda in "Attack of the Clones". While I was out there, I was able to do alittle hunting. I found one Bespin Luke at a TRU and found the Endor Soldier, Djas Puhr, and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine at a Wal-Mart. Happy Hunting!
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 May 2002 | 7:38 EDT
    Trooper Jim Reports:
    Troopers, went to TRU today and got the free LEGO poster 18.5" X 26" and two different sides: one with a photorealistic Geonosian arena background and Lego Destroyer Droids and Super Battle Droids; the other side with Tatooine background and an Anakin/Speederbike Vs LEGO Tusken Raiders. Also, if you look at the bottom of the Scholastic Book Store Display, there is a free tow-sided tear sheet poster 13.5" X 10" showing the nice morphing Anakin (from Jake Lloyd to Hayden) and the other side showing a pretty good Jango and Boba Fett photo.

    The other freebie is a mini-comic, 8.5" X 5", Star Wars: Full of Surprises ( #1 of 4). 10 Pages of color art that includes the asteroid battle. I have one extra of the comic. If anyone cannot get one from their local TRU, e-mail me at bjk@bhsga.com and I will get it in the mail to you.


    Figures there were pretty good: both Bespins, the screaming Mace, one 12" Mace, and Jango Final Battle. These are the first in the Valdosta, Georgia area that I am aware. I'm going to see the fine flick again tomorrow night. I have thought about it and rank it #1 in the saga with ESB a frog's hair second. Really doesn't matter too much since in three more years we will all have a ragin' 12 hour plus odyssey to watch!

    Sandtroopers rule! Keep the communicators hot.
    bjk@bhsga.com


    Posted by: Jason | 20 May 2002 | 0:15 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan reacts:
    Trooper Spiceowan reporting in, In response to Trooper Matt's post in the Detroit news. What a bunch of junk. It is simply some Latino woman trying hard to get her 15 minutes of fame. What's next Edward James Olmos calling for a boycott of Clones? Give me a break . Also , the thing about Jango calling his son "Baba" , no it's Boba; anyone in the free world knows it's Boba.The bottom line is this, Lucas has done it again, the film is a blockbuster and quite possibly the best in the series. The critics have bashed it and all I have heard from the people that it matters to most ( The true fans) , have all said it is great. Like Darth Crypt said the only problem I had on leaving the theatre was how am I gonna wait 3 years for the next one? The problem these days is everyone has to be so PC. For instance, changing the faces on the Firefighters who really raised the flag at ground zero to a white, black and latino! Give me a break . If it were 3 white guys then it was 3 white guys. I wouldn't have problem no matter what race it was . Bottom line it was raised right? It is what it is and we should try to leave things like that. Peace Out Troops Clones for life,,, Kamino and all Lord Spiceowan
    c.spice@att.net
    Good insights Spiceowan. I also want to thank Spiceowan for sending me the C2 poster and a CD full of 130+ photos from The Celebration as a little gift for yours truly. Thanks buddy! - J.


    Posted by: Jason | 19 May 2002 | 22:58 EDT
    BRAND NEW FIGURES (Bespin Luke and 7 others ) AT

    Hi, Here is a short update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

    EPISODE 2 - We have received new Star Wars Figures! Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel, Darth Vader - Bespin Duel, Jango Fett - Final Battle, Mace Windu - Geonosian Rescue ($30.95 a set). We also have limited stock of: Endor Rebel Soldier, Orn Fre Taa, Qui-Gon Jinn, Massiff (more arriving in a week or so). Also more Luminara Unduli, Royal Guard, and Taun We in stock.

    TRANSFORMERS AUCTION - The auction ends at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. I will be away from the computer for a while so may not get the final updates to bidding lists done until after the auction has ended, bids will be applied in the order received - if you expect bidding competition, bid more than $5 over the current bid.

    INCOMING PRE-ORDER ITEMS: A lot of great items are due to arrive at the end of May:
  • Yamato Super Vf-1J - $84.99
  • Bandai Vf-1A Brown Production - $74.99
  • Mega PVC Megatron - $21.99
  • Mega PVC Star Saber - $21.99
  • Act 7 PVC - $59.99
  • McFarlane's Monsters Set of 6 - $53.99 (coming in the next few days)
    We still have pre-orders available on all the items above!

    Thanks for your interest in bigbadtoystore.com
    Joel Boblit - www.bigbadtoystore.com


    Posted by: Jason | 19 May 2002 | 22:51 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Chewbacca - Cloud City Capture images - At TFN and Rebelscum.com, front, back and alongside carded Han Solo - Endor Raid.

    Win a custom Star Wars figure - compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!

    Save $5 at TRU.com M - Promotional code for toysrus.com for $5.00 off a toy purchase of $25.00. Use in the promo code box at checkout- 905650 Expires June 8th.

    "Buh'Oh!": Hidden Images and Cameos Part II - A Homer Simpson imposter in AOTC? It happened; see the photo at JediNet.com.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina has a giveaway for a AOTC MOMC Super Battle Droid with insert and sticker on the cardback, ends 5/20.
  • TheJawa.com is giving away a Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) "soft goods," ends 5/20.
  • Win a new Bespin Luke & Vader at The Final Fantasy Vaults in their "off-topic" giveaway !
  • Pegwarmer.com is giving away a Reek and Super Battle Droid in this week's contest, ends 5/24.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net has up for grabs a set of 12 new Saga unopened figures: Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Hanger Duel), Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel), Darth Vader (Bespin Duel), Jango Fett (Final Battle), Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master), Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff and Orn Free Taa. , ends 5/31.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ TIE Interceptor with the help of R2DToys.com!
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win European Han & Luke 12"!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 22:22 EDT
    Trooper Mark Reports:
    I have some of the new figures for the troops. There is 2 Massiff, 2 Endor Rebel Soldier, Qui Gon, Oin Free Taa, At $6.50 each plus shipping USA only. Thanks!
    hotjeep360@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 22:21 EDT
    Trooper Darth-Dallas Reports:
    Hey troops I am in the process of completing my AOTC card collection but am missing a few to complete the set. I am getting annoyed at myself because I have bought 8 packs in the last few days and still haven't filled the holes. That's 16 bucks I could have used to see AOTC again and again. Some are quite common but I can't find them. Have no fear I do have stuff to offer in return. I need cards #21, #33 and #41. I also need Prismatic Foil cards #3 and #8. I have to offer Panoramic Fold-out cards #1, #2, #3, #4. Prismatic foil cards #1, #2, #4 and #7. I also have Silver foil cards #1, #2, #3, #4, #7, #8, #9, #10. Please help me out! By the way, I loved AOTC and thought it was a great movie.
    Dallas888@msn.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 19 May 2002 | 19:23 EDT
    AOTC makes 183 million in opening weekend!
    Well, we now see what was the biggest movie of the year so far! Spiderman was cool, but it can't win against the power of the FORCE!
    Star Wars AOTC - $183 Million in 4 days.....!


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 18:15 EDT
    Trooper Joweone Reports:
    For any maryland troops interested the annapolis mall is showing ep2 on one digital setup 5 or 6 showings a day.So now you dont have to drive two states away to see it digital..
    joweone


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 18:13 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Brett Reports:
    Hey fellow Sandtroopers! Did anybody take their junior Sandtroopers to
    Wal-mart Saturday. I did and at least my son had 5 minutes of fun there. It was such a joke. There were only about 6 kids. They got to play with Obi-wan deluxe, build as many Lego clones as they could, and play in this cool electronic display. All the kids got were a certificate. Literally every event was timed for 60 seconds each. And on top of that they trashed the display. No one was allowed to get it. I suggested they should've had a drawing for it. I said to the Frito-Lay rep.,"Do you realize how many fans would want that?" Oh well,win some...lose some. MTFBWY!
    lbg2000@netzero.net


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 18:11 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone Reports:
    If anybody wants a "12inch Ultimate Jango Fett", i will sell it to you for Cost(41.19 includes tax) + Shipping..If you live in Northern New Jersey, I can meet you at at TRU this coming week..Let me know.. I have the SW:AOTC figure poster from TRU which I will include, I have a poster already and dont need two.
    Jedi Corleone


    Posted by: George | 19 May 2002 | 13:51 EDT
    Response to AOTC racism by trooper Shawn:
    ''This is in response to Trooper Matt's post. I wrote an e-mail to the author of this article and I encourage everyone to do the same. I wanted to cuss and yell at the guy(his phone number is at the end of the article) but I didn't. Instead this is what I wrote:''

    ''You have got to be kidding. I think you are reading too much into this movie. It's paranoid people like yourself that stir this kind of nonsense. You're most likely one of those people that wants to find some type of racism in everything because you do not have anything better to do. (Do you think billiards is racist because the game is over when the WHITE ball has knocked all the different colored balls in and finishes off the BLACK ball?) The only racism I see is coming from you and your colleagues. "He looked totally Latino...And his kid looked even more Latino." Now that sounds like stereotyping to me. How about "I frankly think the bounty hunter is Arab...He's basically a terrorist." Complaining about Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson's screen time, come on, if you knew the story you would know their importance. It does not matter how many lines you have. Remember, actions speak louder than words. I could go on and on about this but I am sure you have more letters to read and more conspiracies to unravel in the movie industry.''
    Shawn Fitzgerald

    Lets cast our right of speech troops, for any further comments, feel free to use our
    Jawa and Sandtroopers.com Community Forums. This lady Martina Guzman is talking about racism when she's not even aware that her last name Guzmán bears an accent on the letter ''a'' and José on the letter ''e''; Use that ALT key and numeric pad Coño.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 19 May 2002 | 13:03 EDT
    Sandtrooper Orlando reports:
    "Hello troopers, Orlando from McAllen TX reporting, well after attending C2 and spending a week on vacation right after that, I get home to find out the company I worked for no longer is in business. Not a good sign. So I will be selling some extra figures and boxed ships I have. I have two Snowspeeders and two Tie Bombers at cost + shipping for the first people who e-mail me. I have two extra C2 figures but I will trade for those. Saw the movie, will see it again on the matinee shows due to my unexpected chopped off budget (CUTE! -Crypt). I also have several figures, which I bought to open but never did, like Amanaman, Zutton, Sneak preview figures, probably a b-wing.
    Anyone interested can e-mail me Orlando at for more details. MTFBWY'all..."



    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 19 May 2002 | 12:45 EDT
    AOTC
    Arguably the BEST movie in the Star Wars series, it is!
    Forget ALL the negative and political fall-der-all surrounding this film. I SURELY didn't think about ANY of that, nor did I look at anyone else in that theatre with a discriminating eye. All I cared about were the characters and what was happening with them. Some people must try and bring down the giant. Lucas has TRUELY created important work that is setting a NEW standard for entertainment and dollar value. I did NOT feel like my $6 was spent in vain...all I walked away with is how was I going to deal with having to wait 3 more years for the next film!!! People who want to start racial problems out of something that is pure fantasy and entertaining as well as films that bring collectors and fans of ALL races together are a menace. I suggest backlash against them....and NOT against Lucas. Just my opinion.
    AOTC is the newest film in the Star Wars series (and in my opinion..THE VERY BEST one). It is a way to escape our lives for just over 2 hours. It is fun, moving and wildly entertaining...enjoy it!
    Negative people will ALWAYS be finding fault in something, whether it is AOTC or something else...THEY follow "THE DARK SIDE", we should NOT!...One earth = One people.


    Posted by: George | 19 May 2002 | 8:57 EDT
    Racism in AOTC...??? by trooper Matt:
    Sandtroopers.com staff -
    Someone posted the following link to this disgusting piece of ignorant trash in the Rebelscum forums. It's an absolutely ludicrous article in a Detroit newspaper suggesting that there's a lot of racism in AOTC and the other Star Wars movies. I think you should post it as news, and encourage your readers (as well as yourselves) to bombard this Detroit based newspaper with their thoughts and support for George Lucas and the Star Wars movies. This makes me so angry I don't know what to do. I feel that we, as the Star Wars fan community, should do all that we can to rally some support here. I'll be mentioning this article to ALL of the other Star Wars websites as well. Thanks for your
    consideration.
    Matt''


    And here we go again troops just like E-1, to bash these ignorants from the 19th century follow here>>


    Posted by: George | 19 May 2002 | 8:47 EDT
    Diorama master ACPIN informs:
    My good buddy Amado from ACPIN Dioramas informs: ''Due to the overwhelming response to my latest work, I've exceeded my monthly bandwidth. Sorry for the inconvenience that this might have caused. For those who haven't seen it yet, I've also posted it on my Brickshelf gallery where most of my Lego works are''.

    ACpin Brickshelf Gallery
    Click that link above troops, this is really neat!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 19 May 2002 | 7:25 EDT
    Trooper Rodapel Reports:
    Still no sign of Bespin Darth or Bespin Luke in the Southern California vicinity specifically Hemet, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, and San Bernardino. If any troopers found anything I missed please contact me. Secondly, does anyone have any information on the Star Wars video supposedly released to video last week entitled "a Galaxy far, far away" (I think). It's suppose to be about Star Wars collectors and sort of a story on their lives. Thirdly, still looking for some vintage parts. Looking for the belt and bombs for the 15" vintage IG-88, a shoe for the 12" vintage Leia, a blaster for the 12" vintage stormtrooper, and a lightsaber for the 12" vintage Ben Kenobi. I can buy or trade. One interesting thing of note I have to trade is a short blaster for the 15" vintage IG-88.
    Rodapel@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Madeus Reports:
    Just reporting in after attending the Sci Fair Expo in Plano, TX. I was able to get Jango's signature, but it was a bit unorganized on how they proceeded with it. Made me sick seeing some scalpers getting things signed that I know are probably already on ebay as I type this. Fortunately, Tam Morrison was limiting signatures. I was able to turn some people onto Sandtroopers.com so hopefully you guys keep up everything on those hard to find figures for fellow troopers.

    Spent quite a bit of money but refused to pay $75 for Jorg figure...
    However, I met a good guy from Austin that worked out a trade with me so I should be getting a C2 figure next weekend...traded him the Turning head Jango Fett dispay that I was able to get for free a few weeks ago. I just do not have room for it as I am moving and when I received it I did not realize how much space it actually took up. Wish I could have met some local fellow troopers that were there.

    501st local garrison was there in force and escorted Ray Parks around as well as Obi Wans stunt double after their performance...did not view it but heard it was awesome. Listened in on Boba (Tam Morrison) and Jango Fett's (Jeremy Bulloch) question and answer session...quite entertaining but a few stupid questions popped up, almost wasting some time.

    Lots of people there...makes me miss not making Celebration 2 even more....
    Madeus

    PS...Was going through my figures because we are getting ready to move and found a carded Swimming Jar Jar if anyone needs it. He was selling for $25 bucks at the fair but not worth it. Like I told some people that I met today, check out Sandtroopers and save your money... If interested in the figure, let me know atMadeus@fanforce.net.

    Thanks for spreading the sandtrooper word! The more troops there are with us, the more successful everyone will be in getting the toys that they want! Unify!


    Posted by: Tyler | 18 May 2002 | 22:15 EDT
    Star Wars Week on Biography!
    Hey Troopers,
    Just a reminder that this week is Star Wars week on Biography. I'm glad too because it'll give me something to watch while I'm wraping all your Clonetrooper helmets! Also I won't be seeing AOTC till next weekend so it'll get me pumped for the movie. Don't think I'm gonna really need it though.
    On a side note I found both the Taun We and Dooku waves at my Walmart here in North Bay, Ontario. So all you Canadain troopers out there should check out Walmart. That's it for now. Take care.


    Posted by: vaughn | 18 May 2002 | 21:53 EDT
    Unleashed!
    Hey Troops,
    Our friends over at Death Star Plans have posted carded pictures of the new Unleashed figures. Very cool. Head on over and check them out.


    Posted by: vaughn | 18 May 2002 | 21:41 EDT
    Home...
    Hey Troops,

    Ive returned from my trip halfway around the world...and its good to be back. I did see some pretty funny stuff in Japan. We did a lot of "touristy" stuff during the first 2 days. As I mentioned in my previous (very difficult to type) post, a store called kiddy land had marmit figures, the fine molds tie fighter, lots of ep2 stuff, lots of ep1 stuff, and removable helmet vader. Figures were about 10 bucks there. They had limp bizkit and reservoir dogs kubricks too, but no star wars :(. Very nice selection of stuff though. The tie bomber was nearly 70 bucks!

    We went to the Tokyo Tower, which is a taller "replica" of the Eiffel Tower. They had a "movie memoribilia" shop in the ground floor. They had a Jorg Sacul for 10000 yen (about 80 bucks). They also had about 4 hooded leias, holo sidious, swimming jar jar, naboo royal security, and battle damaged destroyer for about $12 each. It was so cool to see these on the pegs again!

    Another super-store called "bicbic" had Ep2 stuff for about 7 bucks a figure. They had all of the LEGOs and ships as well for "reasonable" prices. I picked up a Macross/robotech valkyrie fighter for about 40 bucks. These typically sell for about 75 here.

    Just before we left I picked up Orn Free Taa, Massiff with GENOSIAN????, Tom Green Endor Gear, Screamin Mace windu, Jango with Flame, and Qui-gon. Im looking for Luke and Vader currently.

    I want to thank Justin (BobaFettsDad)from PSWCS for hooking me up with Theater Luke for a Jorg Sacul!

    Its good to be back, but its gonna take some time for me to dig out my inbox. If youve emailed me, please be patient. Thanks!


    Posted by: vaughn | 18 May 2002 | 21:15 EDT
    Jim from Federation Toys writes:
    We have Zam wesell, Red clone trooper, Anakin Hanger duel in stock. And have more Dooku and YODA on the way, at our great price of $7.00 each, we also have the Speeders Anakin's and Zam's in stock $13.00 each, and also have the following ships back in stock, Slave 1, Jedi Star fighter, Reek beast, AT-ST, Snow Speeder, Tie Bomber, Tie Interceptor. And have a lot more new figures on the way.

    I had a chance to meet Jim and Beth from Fed Toys at C2 and they are really great people to deal with...


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 19:54 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone Reports:
    I went to my local TRU today in New Jersey. I asked the manager how many Figure posters they had. She said that they had a nice box full of them. She asked me why, and i told her that i was seeing Episode 2 tomorrow(Sunday) at 11:00 P.M. and there was no way of getting to the store and then getting to the theather in enought time to get a good seat. So,being paitent, she gave me one poster plus a SW:AOTC comic book today at about 4:30 PM, i thanked her and went on my way, but she told me to keep it between her and i, but, i did not mention the store, would not want her to get into any trouble.
    Jedi Corleone


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 19:49 EDT
    Trooper Bruce Willette finds Palpatine!


    Trooper Bruce Here... All the Bloody Lukes and Bespin Vaders are spoken for...Sorry everyone couldn't be helped. I did find tonight a dooku, a Dexster with insert and another Palpatine. Along with some others.

    I had a photo taken with a neighbor's camera (poor quality sorry-cheap camera) For the non-believers who are emailing me. I don't need the Dexter w/insert, the Dooku or the Palpatine. If you do, email me at the4cbwu@msn.com. Thanks all!


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 19:34 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    Hi I'm in the uk, just went to my local toysrus and they had load's of (at last) count dooku, final battle jango fett, and luke and vader bespin figure's, better hurry though they were selling out fast especially luke bespin, all are superb figure's. That's it for now.
    Robbyjango@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 19:32 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
    I found The New Yoda, Dooku, New Anakin at Toys R Us in Natick, last night, they also had Zam Wessell, Luminara, Taun We, Royal guards.
    I'm going to see EP 2 tonight in Digital, looking forward. I hope this info helps the local troopers.
    Jorgepalbela@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 19:30 EDT
    Trooper Jim Reports:
    Thanks to Trooper LastofthejediIam. Because of his post, I was finally able to order some of the latest figures from the Fan Club before they so often sell out. Also thanks to Sandtroopers.com for getting these posts up quickly. I'm sure it takes a lot of time to review these. It really is the best site for sharing info and trades that I have found.
    bjk@bhsga.com

    Thanks for the kind words Jim! Thanks to LastofthejediIam I was able to pick up the ones I needed too.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 May 2002 | 10:23 EDT
    Sandtrooper donald needs help:
    "I need help in getting the fao exclusive darth maul sith speeder attack game. Has anyone seen this and would be willing to pick one up for me? Thanks!..."
    Donald


    Posted by: Tracy | 18 May 2002 | 9:38 EDT
    SWAMPTROOPER REPORT
    Hello all you happy troopers!!! Well, it sounds like everyone has enjoyed the movie as much as me. I have a new favorite episode now, I guess I will have to change it on my Bio. Lucas is the Master, no debating that!! Did anyone notice Anthony Daniels making a Camio apperance without his 3PO costume? He was in the night club on Coursant talking to the fella who plays Jar Jar Binks who also wasn't in costume. Next time you see it, look closely in the background when Anakin is searching the night club for Zam Wessel, Its very breif. Also, I was informed that the young Jedi Padewan who patiently waited for the old lady in the archive room to finish assisting Obi-Wan is George Lucas's son. One more observation, at the very end, when Amidala and Anakin are getting married on Naboo, with 3PO and R2 standing next to them, its the same ending as Empire when Luke and Leia are looking out of the medical Frigit with the same droids next to them...check it all out next time you see it. I have already seen it three times.
    Now for the news, no new waves anywhere in Baton Rouge, Baker, Denham Springs or Walker. I did however find the PlaySkool Stomping Wompa and Endor Speeder Bike at KB Toys for $7.99. I picked up one of each for my good friend Brian in Canada. There was one set left. Thats about it for the toy news, still the same figs everywhere. I would like to once again thank Brian in Indy for getting me the CII fig, I got it in the mail the other day and the packing was fabulous!! Thanks Brian!!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 May 2002 | 9:10 EDT
    Sandtrooper Mike reports:
    "Hey Troops!
    I've got an extra TRU Exclusive Imperial AT ST with Speederbike for sale/trade if someone is in need of it.
    Have a good one Troops!..."

    Mike

    I am astounded to how you troopers have been turning things up a notch here at Sandtroopers.com! Your willingness to help others is a real life example of unexplainable unselfishness...
    To Trooper Dennis, whose post is just below, wrote:


    "I am thinking about starting up my own web page for the Jacksonville Area modeled after Sandtroopers where all the collectors in the Jacksonville area can have a place to meet other collectors and trade or help each other out with what we are looking for..."

    You want to start up a website for your local community MODELED after Sandtroopers.com? Dude, that is like one of the BIGGEST compliments that we have EVER received!!! WOW! Thanks man...I tell you, we have the BEST guys working hard at Sandtroopers.com and with all the great troopers that help each other and support this site, there is NO excuse why EVERYONE can't have the Star Wars toys they want (hard to find or not)! Remember, UNITED, WE FIND...!




    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 7:49 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    anyone in need of a dooku - i found alot of them at walmart tonight. Willing to trade or sell at cost plus shipping. Still looking for supreme chancellor palpatine and of course the c2 sacul figure
    kevin in columbus


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 7:47 EDT
    Trooper Dennis Reports:
    Made my usual rounds today. Found Ultimate Jango Fett at Toys R Us(Awesome Figure) and that was about it. Was looking for Luke Bespin w/
    bloody stump and Luminari Unduli w/o sticker over "Removable Cloak" but no luck. I found out from a Toys R Us employee that the local
    hoarder/scalper trash is going around buying up Luke Bespin (bloody or not) everywhere. He said he put out 10 cases of that wave and they bought every Luke Bespin. I guess he's the next Dooku. So if anyone can help me out with either one of these please let me know.

    I am thinking about starting up my own web page for the Jacksonville
    Area modeled after Sandtroopers where all the collectors in the Jacksonville area can have a place to meet other collectors and trade or help each other out with what we are looking for. We all have to stick together and watch out for each other against the wretched scum of the scalper/hoarder and Sandtroopers has the right idea but we can take it to the next level in our own cities and put them out of business. If all collectors in a certain area are united and look out for what everyone else is looking for and buy it up before the scalper/hoarder get it then they will have nothing to sell. Think about doing this in your own area and you can help fellow collectors in your own area and we can still come to Sandtroopers and help fellow collectors across the world.

    If we can get all the real collectors in the world united against these scum and watching out for each other the scalper/hoarder would have no one to sell to but themselves. Then and only then will we truly be free !!!!! (I wish I had some theme music playing while you were reading this.) Anyway I think this is the ultimate goal of the Sandtroopers page but only we can make it happen. Well that's the end of my sermon. I will keep you updated on my progress with my page.
    dennis_slater@hotmail.com


    You may also want to look into regional collecting groups. A quick look came up with a site for Florida collectors. Other troopers may be interested in these groups as well. You can check the regional groups section at thejawa.com to see if one is in your area.


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 7:39 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Hey troops, I wanted to know if anyone wanted to go in on a case of Figures with me. Entertainment Earth is selling cases for $74.95, the one I want to get has 2xDooku, 2x Anakin Hanger Dual, 2x Yoda, 2x Zam, 3x Clone Trooper, and 1 peasant Anakin. I live in southern Cal. and can pick up the case on my lunch. I would be willing to split the shipping to get the figures to you. AOTC was great, but did anyone else leave filling like something was missing. Maybe it was just me. I am definitely going to see it again, only this time on the digital screen.
    TWoods@associatedbond.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 May 2002 | 7:38 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    Hi just thought I would throw my two pennie's worth in about the movie. all I can say it was superb, I heard so much about the yoda scene, but when you finally see it it's amazing, boy can that little guy move. I hope we see him in action a bit more in the next episode. ewan mcgregor has really come on as obi wan, and the battle scenes are amazing. The kamino's, the geonosian's, count dooku, jango fett, all superb. The story is really starting to come together now, george lucas is just a geniuse. You don't have to be a starwars fan to enjoy this movie there's that much action, excellent. Thank's,see ya.
    Robbyjango@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 18 May 2002 | 1:36 EDT
    Remembrances:
    Remember ''IMAGE OF THE WEEK'' hosted every week by any of our sponsors? Those were the old days over a year ago when the site was hosted from Collazo Imaging's server, for the newbies at Sandtroopers.com there was a special page dedicated to this; Don't freak if you don't like it; It wont be back. Our loyal trooper Rai [trooper since day 1] provided with this image in Hong Kong; Just to relax our troopers from AOTC hype. Ahhh! the true color of Slide film!! Both taken with Nikon gear, NIKON ''Taking the world greatest pictures''


    Hong Kong, Photo: By Trooper Rai.


    Northfield, Minnesota Photo: George Collazo


    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 22:18 EDT
    Trooper LastOfTheJediIAm Reports:
    The Fan Club has the Bespin wave of figures in stock, as well as Dooku, Yoda, Hanger Duel Anakin, Final Battle Jango Fett, Qui-Gon and lots more! Hurry up and get 'em! $5.99 each for members, free shipping if you spend $40 or more. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!!!
    lastofthejediiam@cs.com


    Posted by: Jason | 17 May 2002 | 21:59 EDT
    New Arrivals, incoming Star Wars, and pre-orders at

    STAR WARS - NEW EPISODE 2 FIGURES INCOMING - we'll have the latest wave of Ep 2 figures in a few days - Darth Vader - Bespin Duel, Jango Fett - Final Battle, Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel and Han Solo - Endor Raid will be $7.99 each - available singly or in a set of 4 for $31.95. We have a LOT of them coming so check back in a few days! If you've not seen Ep 2 yet.... GO NOW!! ;) Collection 2 New Wave (Massiff and others) coming in about 10 days in good quantities!

    DREAMWAVE TRANSFORMERS COMICS - Issue #2 is now in stock - both cover variations! Issue #1 reprint still in stock!
    MEGA PVC HOT ROD - Takara announces the 4th Mega PVC figure in the series - Pre-Orders now available for $21.99 - figure should arrive in July. We will be restocking our Mega PVC Optimus figures in several weeks.
    HARD HERO TRANSFORMER BUSTS - We have restocked the Optimus & Megatron Busts, and Prowl busts are also in stock. Pre-Orders for Soundwave and Starscream Busts are available - $44.99 for any bust.
    RID FORTRESS MAXIMUS - Fort Max will be released as a part of the Robots in Disguise line. It will be the same repainted version from Transformers 2000. We have a pre-order up for $97.99 (and shipping in the US is only $4.99) We are one of only a few stores who will be carrying this item - arrives in September!
    TRANSFORMER AUCTION - many great figures still available for bidding.

    FUNSKOOL GI JOE - more cool new arrivals - the classic Cobra FANG helicopter, Devilfish, Flint, Beach Head, Airtight, Stormshadow, Crimson Guard Elite, Zartan & 50 other items!
    GI JOE VS. COBRA - our shipment of the next wave of figures should arrive in a little over a week. Pre-Orders still available!

    THE SIMPSONS - Series 8 has arrived and Series 7 environments are also in stock.

    MARVEL LEGENDS - Series 1 is now in stock - Captain America, Toad, Hulk, Ironman - $8.99 each, great looking figures!
    12" SPIDERMAN - Mary Jane, Spider-Man, Green Goblin, & Error Pack Spider-Man - now in stock for $19.99 each.

    MCFARLANE'S MONSTERS - 3 figures in stock: Werewolf, Dracula, & Frankenstein - $9.99 each.
    MCFARLANE BASEBALL - We have restocked our MLB Series 1 selection - sets of 8 figures in stock for $78.99 and all 8 also available seperately for $9.99 each!

    YAMATO VF-1S STRIKE VALKYRIE - This item has been put up for pre-order at $84.99. Another great looking figure with all the add-on goodies! We will also pre-sell Yamato's upcoming 1/48 scale figures once we receive information from Yamato about pricing and the release date.

    BLUE BOX - Cy Girls: Cutie Honey, Nikki, and 3 'Perfect Body' Figures, Sniper 'Snake, Swat Team 'Barret', 7" King of Fighters, Kain, Raziel, F-15 Cockpit are all back in stock!

    SIDESHOW & WETA - 5 new Monsters figures are in stock: Silver Screen: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Bride of Frankenstein Monster & Bride Are In Stock. Legolas Greenleaf LotR Statue and a new Medallion are also in stock.

    Thanks for your interest in http://www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out the new figures.
    Thanks! - Joel Boblit, http://www.bigbadtoystore.com


    Posted by: Jason | 17 May 2002 | 19:52 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Episode II Bio's and Descriptions - The Official site has a synopsis of the characters and worlds of Episode II. Additionally, StarWarsKids has provided another nice overview with many detailed film stills and character photos.

    25th Anniversary X-Wing w/R2-D2 Images - At Rebelscum. Four new packaged images (front,
    back, and
    more) of this summer's exclusive vehicle.

    List of Episode II deleted scenes - At theForce.net; read R.A. Salvatore's novel for the definitive E2 content.

    Free C2 poster at TRU - This Sunday, May 19th, Toys "R" Us stores across the United States will be handing out a FREE Star Wars Saga poster.

    Hidden Images and Cameos in Episode II - Again at theForce.net - look out for the Episode 3 allusions.

    Episode-X E2 review - A positive and very detailed review at E-X.com.

    "Buh'Oh!": Hidden Images and Cameos Part II - A Homer Simpson imposter in AOTC? It happened; see the photo at JediNet.com.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina has a giveaway for a AOTC MOMC Super Battle Droid with insert and sticker on the cardback, ends 5/20.
  • TheJawa.com is giving away a Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) "soft goods," ends 5/20.
  • Watch the KidsWB all this week to win a LEGO® Star Wars® Tusken Raider™ Encounter Set, a Jedi™ Duel Set, an Ewok™ Attack Set, a Twin-Pod Cloud Car™, an Imperial AT-ST™ or a Droid™ Escape Set, and be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE: a Life-size LEGO® Star Wars® brick model Jango Fett! Go to the KidsWB for details!
  • Contest at theJawa.com for a basic Count Dooku figure, ends 5/18.
  • Win a new Bespin Luke & Vader at The Final Fantasy Vaults in their "off-topic" giveaway !
  • Pegwarmer.com is giving away a Reek and Super Battle Droid in this week's contest, ends 5/24.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net has up for grabs a set of 12 new Saga unopened figures: Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Hanger Duel), Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel), Darth Vader (Bespin Duel), Jango Fett (Final Battle), Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master), Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff and Orn Free Taa. , ends 5/31.
  • The giveaways just keep coming! This time your post could get you the recently released Jango Fett, Final Battle action figure. Head on over to the JundlandWastes.com forums for a chance to win!
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ TIE Interceptor with the help of R2DToys.com!
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win European Han & Luke 12"!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!

    I also want to say what a great show that the AOTC premiere in my town, Lockport, NY, was. My friend Ryan Guy from Episode-X.com and Chris and John Castro and I had nearly the whole theater to ourselves & were the only ones remaining during the end credits! You guys are hardcore!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: George | 17 May 2002 | 18:08 EDT
    Trooper Bruce Willet has Luke Bespin and Vader:
    ''Trooper Bruce here...Today I picked up six Bespin Lukes and six Bespin Vaders. 5 of the six lukes are the blood on the wrist variations. 1 is with no blood. Anyone needing any of these please email me at the4cbwu@msn.com . I'd like to get rid of them. Cost + shipping or trade. Thanks all''



    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 17:13 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    I found the AOTC Episode II R2D2 Rare Variation R2-D2 @ The Target in amyville on long island. if anyone wants to trade me for it. I am looking for yoda, red clone trooper w/out red dots email me
    xxlaxplayerxx@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 17:07 EDT
    And the fan choice figure #4 will be.....
    The McQuarrie Concept Design Stormtrooper won the contest with 34% of the vote. Love it or hate it, it's coming out next. You can check the rest of the results here.


    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 16:47 EDT
    Trooper Rfiger Reports:
    Hey troopers. I have had XBOX for some time now and have a few completed games to trade. I would like to trade OBIWAN, SILENT HILL 2, and a few others. If anybody is interested in trading star wars for XBOX games let me know!! I will be very fair.
    rff@sbstone.com


    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 16:46 EDT
    Trooper Jerry Reports:
    I just wanted to say that Tyler Bedard is a very cool unselfish person. He is hooking me up with the clonetrooper helmet from canada,and a tri-logo dooku. Just wanted to say thanks,because I would have never known about him if I didn't read your site every day.
    jhertz@k2services.com

    Yeah, Tyler is definately a role model for us here at the site. He is one of the best SW collectors out there. Thanks Tyler!


    Posted by: Zack | 17 May 2002 | 16:41 EDT
    Trooper MonkeyAmbassador Reports:
    I just recently got the Toy Fair Vader. Has anybody noticed it is arepainted version of the 1997 Luke/Vader/Emporer 3-pack? I thought this was interesting.
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Steve | 17 May 2002 | 13:40 EDT
    Trooper DarthLoTuS with a question
    Is there an official list of all Saga Blue Carded figures that are going to be released? If so, where can I find it? Thanks. DarthLoTuS


    Posted by: Steve | 17 May 2002 | 13:12 EDT
    Sandtrooper Andy with a report and question
    Here in Huntsville, AL, Bespin Waves hitting ToysRus and Superwalmarts getting the Massif wave. I've got a SW related question for all you fellow fans. Now that the major game machines (PS2/gamecube) have dropped their prices to 199.99, I am going to get one, but which machine would you recommend based on SW titles and such? Please send your opinion to AndyVW. Still loving this site, I still dont know how I kept my collection complete before sandtroopers.com :-)


    Posted by: George | 17 May 2002 | 12:45 EDT
    Trooper Jimsjedi reports:
    ''Hey Troops, Jimsjedi here, AOTC was GREAT!!! So much better that EP1. I love seeing Anakin get upset and angered at things, to see a change in his attitude to what he becomes is so exciting. I'll most likely go and see it again this weekend. I picked up the figure poster at my local TRU yesterday, I guess these are not suppose to be out until Sunday, but a clerk who knows I collect told me they had them and offered me one. Some sites are saying they only are giving out 25 of these, but I'm not sure. I'm going to try and get some more today. I'll post it here if I can get any extra. See Ya.''



    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 17 May 2002 | 10:50 EDT
    AWESOME print/poster deal on E-Bay:


    You can get this full size poster and a bonus poster "QUEEN OF NABOO" on E-BAY for $20. They have 500 of them, so if you want one you can bid HERE



    Posted by: Steve | 17 May 2002 | 10:21 EDT
    AOTC spoiler free
    Well Troops, I have seen AOTC twice now. I went to the midnight showing and had to see it again on Thursday afternoon to try and digest it all. I have to say Yoda and Anakin made this movie for me. I enjoyed it every bit as much as TPM and as much as the original trilogy. This story really did a good job of furthering the story line started in Ep 1. It is leaving me waiting in anticipation for Ep 3. The one thing that kinda surprised me was I didn't enjoy the lightsaber fights as much as TPM. Maybe there was just too much going on in each shot to fully appreciate the battle sequences, but even the battle between the Jedi and Dooku wasn't as exhilarating as Darth Maul versus Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, go do so sometime soon. If you have, go see it again. I will be posting a review of AOTC comic series very soon and the novel sometime after that.


    Posted by: Steve | 17 May 2002 | 10:08 EDT
    Check out Ishi Tib's review of some new figures at The Bothan Spy!
    Hey Troops, Ishi Tib chimed in to let me know he has reviews of the eight newest figures to hit the streets. Spoiler wary beware, there are detailed photos of the figures including images that will give away some major plot points to Ep 2. Click here to check it out.


    Posted by: Steve | 17 May 2002 | 9:11 EDT
    Yestertoys has some new stuff
    Hello Everyone, just wanted to let you know we have some new waves of Star Wars Figures instock. Mace Windu, Yoda, Jango Fett, Count Dooku, Zam Wesell, Darth Vader, Clone Trooper, Anakin Skywalker. Click here to check it out.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 17 May 2002 | 8:46 EDT
    IN STOCK at Brian's Toys!
    "After a long wait we now have the TIE Bombers & Snow Speeders in Stock!!!
    Also we have the NECA Snow Globes available. Visit our website for the latest in EPII Star Wars action figures.

    Brian's Toys




    Posted by: Erik | 17 May 2002 | 1:49 EDT
    Update on Sith Channel 11
    Erikstormtrooper's Imperial Gallery has updated with three new custom figures: Y-Wing Pilot, B-Wing Pilot, and R-A7 (Sandcrawler Droid). There are also plenty of additions to the Stickers & Backgrounds section: Ep II Slave I Stickers, Celebration Exclusive Jorg Sacul background, Ep II Tusken Raider Mother background, Ep II Anakin/Zam Speeder background, and a Custom Replica Sticker Label for the Vintage Lightsaber. Head on over to Sith Channel 11 to check it out.


    Posted by: George | 16 May 2002 | 23:46 EDT
    Quick observation on AOTC....
    Although AOTC has two thumbs up from me there are 2 things that kinda bugs me, first the Aklay creature was taken from ''Star Ship Troopers'' and second the Reek from the infamous potion in ''The Relic''.


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 23:00 EDT
    Trooper Jim Reports:
    We also just got back from EP2 and without a doubt it is INCREDIBLE! Plot, character development, action, and point of the sword CGI...it's all there. Any worries I had were put to rest. The theater was full and the audience really got into it; especially the arena scenes and of course...Da Man...Yoda! Fellow troopers, this movie will bring in new fans of the saga and I for one will be back to see it again (and again.) The force is STRONG tonight. See ya.
    bjk@bhsga.com


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 22:58 EDT
    Trooper J. Reports:
    I just wanted to make a post on this great web site and let everyone know that Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones is the movie for
    "everyone" to see this summer. A few buddies and I went to the midnight showing last night at Marcus Theaters in Columbus, Ohio and this was a SOLD OUT SHOW....got a love it. We are true diehard Star Wars fans; just like everyone else there last night....there was so much anticipation for this film....you could see it on the faces of every person that stood in line. We were all very excited to be there on opening night; my buddies and I even brought our glowing toy lightsabers...this was just for laughs and giggles...LOL. I am not going to give anything away from this film masterpiece... but if you have not seen it.................YOU WILL BE IN FOR A "HUGE SURPRISE"...

    Lucas has made another movie that will go down in film history!!! If you have younger kids...they are about to be introduced to the wonderful world of Star Wars....just like we all experienced when we saw Star Wars for the very first time in our youth. In the next few days, everyone will start reading & hearing reviews on this film. If the stupid critics knock this movie, then they were "NEVER" a true Star Wars fan. So don't take the bad reviews to heart because they are simply wrong! Enjoy my friends and keep Star Wars "alive forever".... the true word on the streets will keep Star Wars a wordwide cultural phenomenon forever...take care and may the force be with us all.
    jbirney9@juno.com


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 22:42 EDT
    Trooper Cplhritz Reports:
    Well I saw EPII,and it rocked,I caught the 12:04am showing and got home around 3:00am,called off from work and went and saw it again, Roger Ebert and all your little Star Wars bashing buddies suck,stick to your foreign films and boring little lives AOTC kicked I loved it.Anyway I was so excited I went to toysrus and got the Mace, Jango final battle figs.,that was all they had as far a new figs.But one good find I did see was playstation 2 and X-box are now $199, and pod racer revenge was $29. The bad news,only one more episode to go.thanks.MTFBWY
    cplhritz@netzero.net


    Posted by: George | 16 May 2002 | 21:54 EDT
    Short review on AOTC:
    Way back from watching E-II, I must say foooooorget the critics, the movie is really AWESOME!! Now everything is starting to make sense unlike E-1. If Jar-Jar has a position in Naboo's goverment then I can be president of the USA LOL. This movie ends kinda of ESB. The transition from Digital format to standard is noticeable at the begining of the movie ''A long time ago'' intro and some scenes with the totally digital Yoda, they do look like an out-of-focus View Master from Mattel; I thought the clone troopers duh!!! even though were cloned after Jango Fett were the bad guys I was wrong, so, this is the prelude of Episode-3 and the infamous clone wars from ANH. Seeing the Lars homestead really gave me goosebumps. Owen Lars and Beru are back of course younger and some other stuff that I don't wanna spoil. The asteroid chase is very nice BUT I must say that I felt I was playing a video game on a 16 X 9 aspect ratio [you know what I mean] nothing like the asteroid chase in ESB with real prop models.

    NOTE: Keep your eyes peeled in the scene of Anakin and Padme/Amidala in Naboo's praire, there is an earthling bumblebee hovering around a flower, so don't blink..... Despite Zam Wessel's short appeareance this character really ROCKS!!! Lot bettter than Aura Sing.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 16 May 2002 | 20:20 EDT
    Sandtrooper Danny B reports:
    "This is Danny B from So. Cal. Just got home a little while ago and I enjoyed this movie the whole way through. A lot of questions are
    starting to be answered. All I can say is that I can't wait to see it
    again. I also read the review by that old fossil in the Washington Post. What a jack ##&*$$. Who cares what these old crusty critics think it is not for them anyway. I live in Los Angeles where just about every movie critic hates everything unless it is a chick flick or somethng to do with Shakespeare. Every movie reporter in this town has to have some kind of attitude. All I can say is enjoy the movie..."


    Amen, Danny,...AMEN!!!


    Posted by: Tracy | 16 May 2002 | 18:47 EDT
    Trooper Fred Reports:
    Hello, I have a lot of red clonetrooper, zam wessel revealed, dooku, anakin hanger, and yoda for trade. If interested email me
    fredg@globetrotter.net.


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 16:01 EDT
    Trooper Jeff Reports:
    I'm still looking for a a couple HTF figures and was wondering anyone could help me out. I need a Dexter with insert and I'm looking for the Bloody Stump Luke variation as I'm sure everyone one is. Anyway, my fellow trooper Marc Jouin needs one too so if anyone could set us up that would be great. I'm trying to find unopened cards in mint condition. Please let me know. I had a few minor gripes with Episode II but overall it might be my favorite of the series! Go see it! (even if you have to go to a 1:30 AM showing and have a 8:00 AM final the next morning!)Thanks!!
    butikoferj@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 16:00 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan Reports:
    I'll keep this one short and sweet and spoiler free. GO SEE THE MOVIE It kicked major A#% . Lucas heard all of our cries and came through like the film maker we all know and love . I am glad I won't have to E-bay my entire collection, ( was actually considering this if it was anything like E 1 ) The Force is Back and with a major Vengeance!! Oh and one more thing Roger Ebert Chicago Tribune film critic Kiss my you know folks, Roger gets a big big thumbs down. Later
    c.spice@worldnet.att.net


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 11:07 EDT
    Trooper Philly Dave Reports:
    Yo whats up Philly Dave here, long time. I haven't gone looking since he big day (April 23, That's what happens when you have kids) I went to Toys R Us and found 2 Count Dookus. I would love to trade these for a boxed TIE Bomber and I would make up the cost. I can't find this thing for nothing. Need the snowspeeder too but thats for another time. Please let me know I would love to have this ship. Thanks! Peace out
    NICHOLASD928@AOL.COM


    Posted by: Tyler | 16 May 2002 | 10:49 EDT
    Dooku wave found in Canada!
    Hey Troopers,
    Well Zellers here in North Bay, Ontario, Canada finally got some AOTC figures in. And they got three I've never seen before at Walmart; Dooku, Yoda and Anakin Duel! So be sure to check your Zellers stores. That's all. Take care. Gotta go wrap some boxes ;) Fifty-two fo them to be exact!


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 4:00 EDT
    Trooper Donna Reports:
    Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. here. I need to shout a GIGANTIC THANKS to Tim in No. Cal. for hooking me up with a Jorg Sacul. I posted a request back in April asking if anyone could hook me up and he promised to get me one. He is an awesome Trooper. I also need to shout a BIG THANKS to Dallas in NJ for hooking me up with the Dexter w/insert. Because of fellow troopers like these two, I am proud to say that I have never had to resort to E-Bay to purchase anything. Lastly, I need to THANK Sandtroopers.com for giving me the opportunity to meet all these great fellow troopers. May everybody have a great time watching EPII.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 16 May 2002 | 3:58 EDT
    Trooper Arnold Reports:
    I just want to be one of the first that posts.........
    Almost 3am in NYC here. I just got back from watching Attack of the clones. All I can say is Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow .

    I'm trembling. Amidala looking totally hot! Jango Fett awesome!, Anakin on his way to the dark side!, Mace Windu kicking butt!, and Yoda! I won't say spoil anything but................................WOW!!!

    All of you going to see it today will not be dissapointed. I promise!
    GENXJEDI28@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 21:28 EDT
    Trooper Steve Reports:
    I went to Kmart today in Paramus , New Jersey, they had none, so I got a raincheck. Anyway, then I went to TRU in Paramus(Rt.17) and saw four of them. They were $47.00 a piece, what a rip. So, I had two ads for Kmart and they both price matched them for $32.99, my friend got the other one. AWESOME!!!! figure, can't wait to open it...
    STEVESOPRANO@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 21:26 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    I just read the posting from Jeff in MN. I guess you could say they have booku Dooku. Well, I thought it was funny. I just wanted to tell everyone to enjoy the show tonight and tomorrow, and to really savor the moment, because after this we will only have one more opening day for a Star Wars movie. Then there will be no more new Star Wars other than books. So, for me at least this is a bitter/sweet day GREAT because it's a new Star Wars movie, but a little sad knowing we are getting close to the end of what will be almost 30 years of Star Wars. But, remember they will keep making Star Wars stuff like toys, and books, and comics only as long as it is profitable so it really is up to us to keep Star Wars alive. Lets face reality, they do it for the money, so as long as we keep spending money and buying Star Wars stuff they will keep making it. But, if the late 2000's are like the late 80's Star Wars will fade away again and might not come back. I don't mean to be a downer on this great day, just something to think about while you stand in line. For now let's get out there and enjoy the show. The Force Is With Us!
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 18:34 EDT
    Are you calling sick-out tomorrow?


    Job tracking firm warns Star Wars sick-out could cost $319 million. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Should U.S. businesses fear the "Attack of the Clones," the upcoming Star Wars sequel? Yes, according to one well-known outplacement firm. For full story follow here>>


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 16:39 EDT
    Entertainment Weekly has more cool pixs:
    More pictures to right click and save for posterity for those who collect everything.


    for an exclusive photo gallery @ EW follow here>>


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 14:58 EDT
    Trooper Jeff reports for Minneapolis/St. Paul hunters:
    ''Hey George, I just wanted to let you know that I was at the Bloomington TRU this morning and they had Dooku Galore there. I emailed you last Friday after not finding any when your buddy did at the same store. Well, they must've received twice as much because they are everywhere. I also found a Bespin Vader, but I had only seen one more there. They are moving there figs to the back eisle pegs and that's where most of the new stuff was. They also had 12" Jango and Mace. I picked up one Jango ($39.99 each) and they had two more there. They had about a half dozen Mace Windus''.
    Jeff from Rosemount, MN.


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 14:52 EDT
    Avoid the crowd:
    For our troopers and neighbors from the southern suburbs, Marcus Rosemount Theater will show AOTC @ 12:01 tonight. Hopefully I'll be there. For more info on AOTC follow here >>


    Clone boys attending school.

    UPDATE: 12:01 show SOLD OUT!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 14:23 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    Hello, I am angered.This morning I checked me pre order status for the Ultimate Jango Fett and I ordered it on April 24th. On the buying page it said they are out of stock. Now,I thought this thing wasn't suppose to be out until June 10th. They estimated that mine will go out June 10th. I read on Pegwarmer.com that someone already got his. Well,I can screw getting that. Thanks for nothing Amazon. On a lighter note,I finally found the Bespin Luke and Vader,they look great.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 14:19 EDT
    Trooper XxlaxplayerxX Reports:
    Star Wars producer Rick McCallum has explained why George Lucas is taking his time releasing the original trilogy on DVD. McCallum says Lucas wants to tell the 'whole story' on DVD by adding extra scenes to the first three Star Wars movies. He has been filming the additional scenes during his work on the latest Star Wars prequel, Attack Of The Clones. McCallum told www.empireonline.co.uk that additional footage will also be shot during the filming of the third prequel. He said: "Oh you're definitely going to get it all. With George, he'll keep on changing the film till the day he dies." He is currently 'persuading' Lucas to provide a commentary track to the upcoming Attack Of The Clones DVD. Much of the four hours of footage which comprised the uncut film is expected to crop up as a special Director's Cut.
    source:
    ananova.com
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 14:13 EDT
    Trooper Mark Reports:
    KB toys in Ann Arbor just got lots of Playskool. Biker scouts, Wampa's they had one EP1 no X-wings to be found. They also got EP2 Endor Rebel soldiers, Qui-Gon Jinn jedi, Massiff, Orn Free Taa. If anybody wants I will see about getting them for you.
    hotjeep360@hotmail.com


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 14:06 EDT
    Attack of the Clones cloned:
    Attack of the clones has been cloned already in Malaysia, for full story CLICK HERE


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 15 May 2002 | 13:31 EDT
    ATTN: Trooper Marc Jouin...
    TROOPER MIKE REQUESTS:
    "Hey Trooper Marc Jouin,
    I have tried to replying to your email and it keeps being returned non deliverable. Please email me again. If you don't hear back from me by friday will you give me a call.
    Thanks!..."

    MIKE



    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 15 May 2002 | 11:08 EDT
    Review are coming in for AOTC...UH. Not so good, so far..
    NOTE: There are no spoilers involved, just a critique...

    A wild ride or an incoherent political farce..?

    This is from THE WASHINGTON POST
    "The emotional climax of "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" is fabulous. Soaring and majestic, it reaches deep inside you to stroke chords of fond memory, to reaffirm the pleasure and healing power of narrative, to liberate the imagination.

    Unfortunately, it comes in the first two seconds. That's when the legendary words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . ." materialize on the screen and John Williams's familiar music rises thunderously. After that, the movie doesn't go downhill or uphill; it doesn't go anywhere. It flatlines.

    Memo to George Lucas: Hire an editor, bud..."


    See the rest of the review HERE


    Posted by: Tyler | 15 May 2002 | 9:43 EDT
    Kellogg's Clonetrooper Helmets
    Just thought I'd post this e-mail in case I missed sending it out to anyone last night. IF I missed anyone, PLMK. I have now received over 50 requests for these! If you want one please e-mail me. Don't just send payment. My store doesn't have many left.

    Hello Everyone,
    As promised here are the payment details. I decided to do a mass e-mail as I've had too many requests to respond individually. Here it goes.
    1) Here is my addy to send payment;

    Tyler Bedard
    447 Kingsway Ave
    North Bay, Ontario, Canada
    P1B 8C9

    2) If you haven't already sent your addy I will need it.

    3) Payment can only be by International Money Order available at the post office and many other places. US MO's are no good to me as they are only cashable within the US. I will send the parcel when I receive payment and notify you. Please notify me when you send payment so I can look out for it.

    4) I beleive each of you only ordered one so cost is $13 US for the box set and $9 US for ground shipping. So that's $22 US total.

    5) I will be sending them in their original cardboard boxes but wrapped in brown paper wrap. Unfortunately with as many orders as I've received (almost 50 now) I do not have the time to find another box to put them in. Hopefully all will arrive in good shape.

    I think that's it. If you have any questions just e-mail me. Hope everyone will be happy. Take care troops.

    Tyler


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 15 May 2002 | 8:32 EDT
    REAL Sandtrooper Shawn reports:
    "I just wanted to praise fellow trooper David Le. I read his post last week about needing Jango Fett's autograph at the upcoming Dallas Sci-Fi Expo and I responded. I'd been able to help David out in the past and had lost touch with him over the past year and didn't even realize that it was him when I responded to his request. Well, we talked and he sent me his figure he wanted to get signed along with a gift for me.... A JORG SACUL FIGURE!! I can't tell you how shocked and thrilled I was, this kind of thing is almost unheard of, but David truly is a SUPER nice guy and I wanted to publicly praise him for his kind act. Thanks again,
    Shawn, Atlanta,
    Texas TK-799 501st Stormtrooper Legion..."


    I totally AGREE with you Shawn , there are some AWESOME troopers out there doing amazing things for collectors... I myself am truley amazed at what I have been seeing troopers do for other troopers...!


    Posted by: George | 15 May 2002 | 8:13 EDT
    Sandtrooper Patrick wrote in with an offer:
    ''Hey there George, Hope you and yours are doing well :) I've got something that all the LEGO-maniacs out there might be interested in: I've got three sets of the LEGO Republic Gunship in factory-sealed boxes that I'm selling for $35.00 US each plus actual shipping. So if anyone's interested--or have questions, give me a holler at Est8692@aol.com

    Thanks and take care,
    Patrick



    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 7:46 EDT
    Notice for the troops...
    The community forums have really been going strong lately thanks to all you troops who made the move there to hang out with each other and our good friends at thejawa.com. If you haven't already done so, email me your name and user ID name and I'll move any trading feedback you have here to the forums for you. If you haven't checked the forums out yet, now is as good a time as any!
    zack@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 15 May 2002 | 7:28 EDT
    Trooper Bruce Reports:
    Trooper Bruce here from MN...
    I saw the new 12" Jango Fett today at Walmart in Brooklyn Park off 81. They have it priced at a whopping $39.98. They had 6 of them. K-Mart had rain checks for them at a lower $32.99. Wonder if Walmart will Price Match?? I got a nasty email today from someone stating that my last find of new figs was bogus. If those of you who I sent these figs to wants to email this clown, email me and I will forward the email to you and you can email him. What is this coming to??? Do we now have to email pictures of ourselves with these finds in order to satisfy those of you who don't believe?? I wouldn't waste my time on you. For those of you who Trade/Buy from me regularly, I'm glad I can help. People are getting so worked up over this stuff. Relax and have some fun.

    I also want to say thanks to Vaughn and James Titus for the great trading. Glad I could help. That's it for now. For those who BELIEVE, if you need a 12" Jango, LMK. Or a 3 3/4" jango final battle, Mace, Massif, Orn, Taun, Endor, or Royal Guard,
    email me at the4cbwu@msn.com I will send pictures if needed!



    Posted by: Tracy | 15 May 2002 | 6:09 EDT
    Trooper Brian Reports:
    I also noticed something new last night at Wal Mart. They had a new set of Luminari figures... Now they are covering up the entire phrase "Removable Cloak" on the side of the package instead of letting "cloak" show. I'm beginning to wonder if the big 'H' has caught on to the whole variation thing and trying to cash in. There seems to be a pattern forming with these!
    Just an observation.

    Brian



    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 22:57 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Usually I just report what I find and search all over until I find what I'm looking for, but this time I need something that will be gone in a short time so I am asking for some help finding it. TV Guide Magazine for the week of May 11-17 has three different Star Wars covers and I have the one with Anakin swinging a Lightsaber with a desert background, and the one with Anakin kissing Padme with a blue sky background, but I couldn't find the third one and all the local stores are sold out. I haven't seen the third one but I heard it has a picture of Anakin that changes into Vader. If anyone can get me one or isn't going to keep theirs after the week is over I would really appreciate it. Thanks and MTFBWY,
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 14 May 2002 | 22:49 EDT
    News from

    Hi, Just wanted to let you know that our vintage transformer auction has started on http://www.bigbadtoystore.com.

    Rules and info on the auction and items are on the auction page , The auction will end sunday at 7:00 Pacific Time.

    I just wanted to let the many Star Wars Fans who are Transformers fans know it has started.

    Thanks! - Joel BigBadToyStore.com


    Troops, you guys who love Transformers as much as I do will want to take a look at the vintage auction. Also, BigBadToyStore is receivng the 8 newest Star Wars Saga figures within a week. -J.


    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 21:49 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    Wal-Mart in Burlington N.J Has quite a few Taun,Royal Gaurd,Luminari,and one Qui Gon,I got the other. Anyone from central jersey out there? I'm only collecting certian figures now,of course the ones I need are Vader Bespin and Final Jango, but perhaps in my searching if I find something I can trade. I also have a 10ft.by 4ft. banner that was sent out to stores for the release of the "Special Edition" with stormtrooper,chewie,threepio,yoda and R2 if anyone is interested.
    Kevin


    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 19:11 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Brett Reports:
    Boba-Brett reporting in from Ohio. Today I was at my local Target and they had about 5 clone troopers with dots on the figure but not on the picture on the card..so I picked up one. They also had about 10 Taun We, 5 Royal Guards, and many Luminara. Super-K had lots of Geonosion Warriors w/inserts. If any of you need these I will send it to you for cost an s/h or we'll trade.Just trying to help out. Also if anyone still need POTJ I have FX-7, Rebel Trooper, & Queen Decoy. Also a Cantina Band Member. All are MOC/MIP. MTFBWY!
    lbg2000@netzero.net


    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 18:59 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    With my feet firmly on the ground I can now file a report. C2 was a most excellent time. The line up at the Coronet in San Francisco began last week, with a sneek visit by George himself just this past Saturday. Apparently all the ILM'rs got their preview show and the fans standing in line for the coming up midnight show were invited in as well. And I missed it!! Oh well....Rick McCallum is rumored to be appearing at the midnight show so I'm looking forward to that. It's going to be CRAZY! I did make out like a bandit on the toys though. Visiting my parents near Roseville I stopped in the WalMart and found a bunch of figures I didn't have. Bes Luke, Bes Vader, Endor rebel, Massif, Orn Free Ta, Qui-Gon Jinn, Arena Mace, Final Battle Fett, Luminara, it was a buying frenzy all over again! I then went over to the Galleria across the freeway and found a beat up Count Dooku at KB, first one I've seen here. Still on the hunt for Yoda and another not so beat up Dooku. I went back to these stores the next day and everything was picked over. That's it for now. Peace to you all and May The Force Be With You.
    awingace@msn.com




    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 15:14 EDT
    Trooper Rfiger Reports:
    Hey troopers just wondering if anybody can give me information about anything exciting to look for while in London the 26-28th of this month action figure related. I will be in central London. I will also be in Italy, Greece, Malta, Monte Carlo, Barcelona. If anybody knows about anything just send me an email.
    rff@sbstone.com


    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 15:13 EDT
    Trooper Brian Reports:
    Trooper Brian reporting in from Albuquerque. I finally managed to find Yoda and Count Dooku at Target today. I got the last Yoda, and there were only two Count Dooku's, so I'm glad I got there when I did. I also was able to pick up the new Endor Rebel Soldier at WalMart. They also had the new Qui-Gon Jinn figure, but I left that one on the pegs as I'm not really impressed with it. That's about it from the desert soutwest, can't wait to see AOTC at the sneek preview show tomorrow!
    bgmunkel@email.arizona.edu


    Posted by: Zack | 14 May 2002 | 15:10 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    I have to apologize to some people that I sent scathing emails to about people finding the newest figures.I know places in the US gets figures faster than others.I just got frustrated,I have not found the Luke bespin,Vader Bespin,new Mace Windu.I did find the Endor Soldier and the new Qui-gon as well as Count Dooku.Again,I apologize for my outburst.Thanks.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 14:35 EDT
    Sandtrooper Brett asks:
    "Hey there troopers! Does anyone know a site I can access where I can buy Jango Fett wrist gauntlets? Semper Fi..."
    Brett


    Posted by: Tyler | 14 May 2002 | 12:54 EDT
    Kellogg's Clonetrooper Helmets
    Hey Troopers,
    Well due to the huge number of requests I've had for these I went out and bought another 20 today! I still have some left and can get more if needed. Cost once again is $13 US plus shipping or I would rather and trade one for either a Jorg Sacul C2 figure or a TF Vader. For all those who have already requested one, please realize it is going to take me time to reply to all your requests but I WILL get one for everyone who wants one. And please send payment promptly as I need to get these out of my living room before my wife looses it! She's been great about it so far thankfully. Not to mention my $700 plus MasterCard :) Take care troopers. tyler@sandtroopers.com

    ~Darth Crypt chimes in~ I TOLD YOU TROOPS TYLER WAS A MADMAN!! One other note on Tyler's behalf. He may have to charge 2 or 3 bucks extra for the boxes to ship these things in...After all, he is hooking us up and I KNOW shipping boxes that size are not just laying around in mass quantity at his place! Please be mindful of that...


    Posted by: Tyler | 14 May 2002 | 12:42 EDT
    Djas Puhr in stock at R2Dtoys!
    Hello !

    Today we received a smallish shipment of this figure, only 36pcs arrived.

    We added a few of them to our website and saved a few for the HUGE London Expo this weekend in London. It is figure #40 (god knows what happened to 36-39 ?).

    Thanks,

    John.
    R@DTOYS


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 12:24 EDT
    Sandtrooper Roger reports:
    "Hello Troops,
    This morning at my local WalMart in SE KY, I picked up Count, Mace, Yoda, Darth and Luke Bespin, Qui Gon, and Endor Soldier. We seem to always get the harder to find figures a little later than everyone else. Just goes to show you that good things cometo those who wait. Glad I didn't spend a bunch of $$ on Ebay!"

    Roger


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 10:22 EDT
    Sandtrooper TYLER rocks!
    Troops,
    How do you like this guy??!! Sandtroopers own Tyler is hooking troopers up with these now WILDLY sought after Canadian collectibles! I didn't expect to get one of these and Tyler offered to hook me and other troopers up after my post about this item. BIG thanks Tyler: you are a GREAT frikkin' trooper! ...and it is appreciated bro!




    Posted by: Steve | 14 May 2002 | 10:19 EDT
    R.A. Salvatore signings
    Hey Troops, if you get a chance to go to one of these signings, take advantage of it, Bob Salvatore is a great person to meet and who wouldn't be jealous of your very own signed copy of AOTC?
    The following material is being reprinted from the Del Rey Internet Newsletter. To subscribe to this free, monthly e-newsletter, visit http://www.delreybooks.com.
    R.A. SALVATORE will be on tour for two of his new books, STAR WARS: EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES and TRANSCENDENCE, at the following venues:

    May 13th @ 7:00 PM HARVARD COOP 1400 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
    May 15th @ 6:00 PM MEDIA PLAY Citadel Crossings 651 N. Academy Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO
    May 16th @ 7:00 PM MEDIA PLAY Family Center - Ft. Union 7170 S. 1000 E. Midvale, UT
    May 17th @ 11:00 AM BYU Bookstore Provo, UT
    May 17th @ 4:00 PM Davis County Library South Branch 725 S. Main Bountiful, UT, 84010
    May 18th @ 2:00 PM WAL-MART 13487 Camino Canada El Cajon, CA no website
    May 19th @ 2:30 PM MYSTERIOUS GALAXY 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CAE 92111
    May 21st @ 7:00 PM Copperfields Books 2316 Montgomery Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    May 22nd @ 7:00 PM Powell's Books 8725 SW Cascade Avenue Beaverton,E OR, 97005
    May 23rd @ 7:00 PM Seattle University Books 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA, 98105
    May 24th @ 6:30 PM Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forrest Park, WA, 98155
    May 25th @ 2:00 PM Waldenbooks 270 South Center Shopping Center Seattle, WA, 98188
    May 28th @ 7:00 PM Joseph Beth Booksellers 13217 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH, 44120
    May 29th @ 7:00 PM Books & Company 350 E. Stroop Road Dayton, OH, 45429
    May 30th @ 7:00 PM Borders Books 5871Crossroads Center Way Baileys Crossroads, VA, 22041
    June 4th @ 7:00 PM Tatnuck Bookseller 335 Chandler Street Worcester, MA, 06202
    June 7th @ 7:00 PM Toadstool Books Lorden Plaza, Route 101-A Milford, NH, 03055
    June 8th @ 2:00 PM Waldenbooks #0459 323 Maine Mall Portland, ME, 04106


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 9:38 EDT
    Sandtrooper <> Stormtrooper wallpapers from FORCE GRAPHICS!
    Get this wallpaper HERE

    Get this wallpaper HERE

    Once these images pop-up in a new window, right click on them and select "SET AS WALLPAPER" on the grey menu. ENJOY!

    We hope that you will use these Sandtrooper <> Stormtrooper wallpapers for your PC screen, but if you would like others to choose from....see them HERE


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 9:07 EDT
    Sandtrooper BOBB reports:
    "What a great time to be a Star Wars Fan. AOTC only 3 days away. I am going to the noon show! I picked up these three figures today and TRU! All very cool, kudos to Hasbro for putting so much detail into figures recently. I hope everyone has a good time at the movies Thursday. I also have an extra Tie Bomber if someone want to trade for it..."
    BOBB




    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 May 2002 | 8:32 EDT
    Sandtrooper John reports:
    "Hello fellow troopers!
    I have a tie bomber up for trade but the only thing I will trade it for is two toy fair Vaders or two Jorg Sacul figues or one of each I figuered with what they cost and what it would cost to ship them
    I think it is a fair trade please don't e-mail me with any other offers as they are the only things I need. Thanx..."

    JOHN


    Posted by: George | 14 May 2002 | 8:17 EDT
    If you Understand this:
    Hola George, Soy Jose "komix".
    Parece que el asunto Sacul se ha salido de los límites. Tengo una web sobre coleccionismo y recibo muchos e-mail de gente de España y Europa que están indignados por los precios que se piden por esta figura y por el Toy Fair Vader.

    Antes de la convencion, contacté con varias personas interesadas en cambiar la figura de la C2 por la del Jedi Con 2001. Aquí habían varios coleccionistas amigos que estaban muy contentos de poder hacer ese cambio a través de los contactos que hice en Sandtroopers.... pero parece que todo el mundo ha desaparecido. Nadie ha vuelto a contactar para confirmar el cambio. Parece ser que venderlo en Ebay es mucho más atractivo, y más beneficioso, pero pagar $100 por una figura no está al alcance de muchos. Hay decenas, cientos de post en el forum tratando de encontrar la figura..... asi que no tengo muchas esperanzas. Da la impresión de que a la C2 sólo fueron especuladores que lo único que buscaban era hacerse más ricos a costa de las ilusiones de los que no pudimos ir.

    Es una lástima.....
    Un saludo
    José.-


    Well, no matter the language it really shows GREAT indignation. José along with some friends in this community are expressing great dissapointment with troopers in our forums that after arranging trades for the Jedi Con C-3PO for Jorg Sacul some troopers have fallen in the darkside of collecting, prefering to recover the money spent in the Celebration i.e. tickets and lodging by selling the figures over Epay; ''A big shame'' he quoted. Moreover when we have a lots of HEROES that traded fairly this figure or simply sold them at cost. And I personally know from troopers witholding these figures just for the simple fact of the 3 different beard hues, I do respect those who collect variants but common guys, this doesn't make any difference, it is just a piece of plastic with a factory mistake; I can't wait to get mine to tear it open, these are toys PERIOD.


    Posted by: George | 14 May 2002 | 7:35 EDT
    Happy Bithday to our Jedi Master...
    Today George Lucas turns 58, happy birthday to our man behind great moments in our lives that we will treasure for years to come.


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 23:43 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
    Just a quick note to say a special "thank you" to great trooper Mike Coszalter; he gave me valuable information to find the Action figure archives and recently he hooked me up with a Tie Bomber and Snowspeeder plus a Taun We figure that I could not find, I'd really appreciate when people like him goes the "extra mile", driving to the store and then packing the goods and the driving again to the Post Office. I just heard he won an Eopie, man he sure deserves it!!! congratulations Mike! Good karma!
    Jorge


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 23:40 EDT
    Stormtrooper army builder packs reminder..
    Trooper Raja and Trooper Tim reminds us that those great stormtrooper four-packs are on sale at the fan club. Go get em! They also have a deal of buy four packs get one free. For fan club members that comes out to less that $3.60 a figure. Not a bad deal!


    Posted by: Tyler | 13 May 2002 | 21:22 EDT
    R2Dtoys Euro Luke & Han Swing Actions Giveaway!
    Hey Troopers,
    Here it is, the final of 3 giveaways from our sponser R2Dtoys. This time it is for a set of Euro exclusive Luke & Han swing actions! To enter, send me your name and be sure to go to R2Dtoys and submit your name for their newsletter. You MUST do both to qualify.
    Congratulations once again to our past winners Sandtrooper Michael Coszalter who won the Eopie and Boba Brett who won the Tie Interceptor. And thanks to R2Dtoys for sponsering these great giveaways.


    Posted by: Tyler | 13 May 2002 | 21:10 EDT
    This just in from R2Dtoys
    Hello from r2dtoys.com !

    On Thursday we will receive our Count Dooku wave and Saga Bespin figures.

    Dooku, Mace and Jango are all £7 each and the Bespin Vader & Luke are £6 each.

    We are getting VERY low quantity !! A lot less than we expected. Therefore, the only place to buy one is from our website.

    We had to import them from overseas and this is why the E2 figures are higher in price than expected.

    We also have the hard to find 12" asst. from Episode 1, MACE WINDU , OOM9 BATLE DROID COMMANDER, AND QUI GON JINN as a promo special at £40 for all 3 !

    Lastly, we received the Carbon Freeze Chamber playset for £35 - stocks are also limited.

    If you enter STUMP in the additional info box on our checkout page, you will also get a fre toy with your order.

    Many thanks an we hope to see you soon !

    Sincerely

    John.


    http://www.r2dtoys.com





    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 20:54 EDT
    We have a winner!
    The winner for the Film cel contest with the Walmart exclusive movie cards is Dan Neal! Dan contact me at zack@sandtroopers.com to claim you prize.

    Thanks to everyone who entered and an extra special thanks to our spy who got these for us. Maybe we can do this again soon!

    Tyler has another contest coming really soon, so be on the look out!


    Posted by: Tyler | 13 May 2002 | 20:53 EDT
    Kellogg's Clonetrooper Helmets for $13 US!
    Well I finally found them "in store". Thanks to Sandtrooper Sean for helping me locate them. They can be found at either No Frills or Loblaws stores in Canada and include 2 boxes of SW EP 2 cereal. I picked up 15 of them. Half are already spoken for but I'll sell the rest of them to any trooper for cost plus shipping. Or I will trade one, shipping included, for a C2 Jorg Sacul figure. If anyone is interested LMK tyler@sandtroopers.com
    Plus if anyone is collecting the SW Rubik's cube heads that come in Kellogg's cereals, I am in need of the Ben/Obi-wan character. I have doubles of all the others except R2/3PO.
    Finally I am still in need of a few cards to complete my Topps AOTC trading card set. I have plenty of doubles. If anyone wants to make a trade, PLMK.


    Posted by: Jason | 13 May 2002 | 20:02 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    At the Fan Club Store - The Stormtrooper Troop Builder Set (4 figures for $17.99) and Super Pack (20 figures for $79.96) is available for pre-order only, shipped to arrive at your door on or around June 7th, 2002.

    Toys R Us promotions - Star Wars "Full of Surprises" No. 1 of 4 comic is available at many Toys R Us stores for May 19th through the 25th. Read the full article at SirSteve's.

    Ewan on Tonight Show 5/13 - Ewan McGregor will be a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote Episode II. 11:30pm EDT; thanks to DSP.com for the information!

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
    MORE BRAND-NEW CONTESTS FOR 5/13:
  • Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina has started its new giveaway for a AOTC MOMC Super Battle Droid with insert and sticker on the cardback, ends 5/20.
  • TheJawa.com is giving away a Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) "soft goods," ends 5/20.
  • Watch the KidsWB all this week to win a LEGO® Star Wars® Tusken Raider™ Encounter Set, a Jedi™ Duel Set, an Ewok™ Attack Set, a Twin-Pod Cloud Car™, an Imperial AT-ST™ or a Droid™ Escape Set, and be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE: a Life-size LEGO® Star Wars® brick model Jango Fett! Go to the KidsWB for details!
    More Current Giveaways :
  • New Contest at theJawa.com for a basic Count Dooku figure, ends 5/18.
  • Win a new Bespin Luke & Vader at The Final Fantasy Vaults in their "off-topic" giveaway !
  • New contest at Pegwarmer; pegwarmer.com is giving away a Massiff and Royal Guard in this week's contest!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • Diorama-Rama at TheJawa.com, ends 5/14.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • The giveaways just keep coming! This time your post could get you the recently released Jango Fett, Final Battle action figure. Head on over to the JundlandWastes.com forums for a chance to win!
  • New Diorama-Rama at theJawa.com! Don't let Ralph Wiggum walk away with this one! - get over there and come up with a quote! The prize this time is an AOTC Jar Jar Binks Gungan Senator.
  • ToyFellas.com is give away for a EP II Slave 1 . All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our Free Monthly News Letter and you will automatically be entered. Please subscribe only once and the winner will be announced on this site on 05/17/02.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ TIE Interceptor with the help of R2DToys.com!
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win 70 Episode I film cels! Ends Tonight!
  • New Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: George | 13 May 2002 | 17:52 EDT
    Count Dooku hits Puerto Rico:
    My old time buddy and Sandtroopers colaborator Luis Rafael [Rafy] Vazquéz, scored the elusive Dark Lord @ TRU's in Mayaguez. [They had over a dozen of them yesterday Sunday]; Also available Taun We, Luminara and others but no Vader/Luke and Endor Soldier; Also Mace Windu was in his find but overlooked; This figure has a great pose and sculpture but the only reason I passed on this one was bacause Hasbro forgot to put some eyes one it which makes this figure looking totally odd. For those Puertorrican finds/reports FEEL FREE TO SEND THEM IN either in English or Spanish.


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 17:40 EDT
    Film cel contest ends in a few hours
    Our contest ends in a few hours. Get those last minute entries tome before time runs out! A new contest should be announced shortly as well. Good luck troops!


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 17:35 EDT
    C2 figure request reminder:
    Just a reminder to the troops that all C2 figure requests should be directed to our special section of the community forums. We are no longer posting these requests on the front page. We want as many troopers as possible to get this figure, so check the forum and the main page here. We will post reports of troops that have the figure in hand and are willing to help someone out.

    I'd like to thank all the troopers who have helped others out with this figure. I've heard some amazing stories about the kindness and generosity of all you troops. Thanks troopers, you make this site the most personal Star Wars collecting site on the net!


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 16:16 EDT
    Trooper Larkdotus Reports:
    Check your local TRU. At my local Toys R Us in Murray Utah there were loads and I mean loads of Mace and Jango Final battle 3 3/4 figures. No others, I guess already picked over...
    larkdotus@attbi.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 16:10 EDT
    Sandtrooper Staff at CNN.com
    Trooper E lets us know that (Sandtroopers own) Bill and Cheryl are featured at CNN.com! Here's a link to the story.

    Thanks Trooper E!


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 16:05 EDT
    Trooper Songwriter Reports:
    You may have heard already but . . . The Fan Club is now pre-selling
    the Stormtrooper Troopbuilder set. 4-packs are 19.99. Member price is
    17.99. Better yet, they are offering a deal: buy 4 4-packs, get one
    free. Pre-sales should ship the end of the first week in June.
    songwrtr@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 16:02 EDT
    Trooper Savage Reports:
    I live in a little town in Idaho, with a big Wal-Mart. I can get just about ANY of the new figures still! (Only figure I HAVEN"T found is Dexter with background) I'm looking for some of the exclusive figures, but I will help anybody!
    savagem@d261.k12.id.us


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 13 May 2002 | 11:52 EDT
    AWESOME E2 offerings are coming...
    Some cool life size offerings in the works!



    Great statues in the works!






    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 11:50 EDT
    Trooper Bounty Hunter Reports:
    Hello Troopers,Dallas from NJ here.I have 3 Count Dooku's for trade or
    sale.Also have 1 Luminara Unduli. My wants are any of the New Saga
    waves. Thanks Troopers.Special thanks go out to Jedi Master Perez & The Lone SW Lady.Without you Collecting would be mad.
    AurraSing-@webtv.net


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 11:45 EDT
    Trooper BobaFett 227 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, BobaFett277 reporting from St. Louis area. The new waves have hit Wal-Mart, as I was able to find all 8 of the new figs in Edwarsville(Luke,Darth,Jango,Mace,Massif,OrnFreTa,EndorSoldier,QuiGon) I was unable to pick up extras, but I will be checking back for more soon. The Wood River Wal-Mart has had a few Snowspeeders and TIE Bombers but I havnt been there recently. I'm looking to score a Toyfair Vader, and have numerous good trade items, or I am willing to pay a little. I am also looking for Zuckuss, Clonetrooper w/ no dots on chest,Capt, Piett, B'omarr Monk, Cantina Band Member, TIE Fighter, X-Wing, Y-Wing, Luke w/ Tauntaun, Han w/ Tauntaun, Luke w/ Wampa(all beast packs), 12" Scout Trooper w/ Speeder Bike and 12" Luke w/Speeder Bike. Like I said, I have some good trade items or am willing to pay. If you can help me or I can help you give me a shout. Also if E. Miller sees this please email me, I can't find your email and would like to get in touch w/ you. Thanks and good luck Troops. BobaFett277@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 11:40 EDT
    Trooper Daytrip Reports:
    Hey I found the Mace wave here in OP, KS at the TRU off 95th. By the way does this figure have any Eyes?
    Daytrip903@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 11:32 EDT
    Trooper R4_M9 Reports:
    Just to let you guys know my soon to be wife picked me up some good books at Barnes and Noble today in the bargin bin. She got me theStar wars scrapbook for $6.00 that was orinially $35 and the Star Wars action figure archive book for $5.00 which was originally $30. So if you don't have theses really cool books you might want to stop by you local BN. The scrap book is available online at www.bn.com but you'll have to go to the store to score a action figure archive.
    r4_m9@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 May 2002 | 11:29 EDT
    Trooper TK-1086 Reports:
    I have a snow-speeder, two R2-Q5's to trade. If a little more cash is needed for the trade, we can negotiate that as well. If anyone knows of a tie-bomber anywhere close to San Antonio area please let me know. The darn scalpers took them. May the Force be with you. TK-1086 out.
    MSalazar1@satx.rr.com


    Posted by: Tyler | 13 May 2002 | 9:34 EDT
    Kellogg's Star Wars Rubik's Cubes
    Hey Troopers,
    I stopped at one of the grocery stores in town today and finally found some boxes of cereal containing the SW Rubik's Cubes! I picked up 15 boxes and am only missing the Obi-wan/Ben cube. These things are pretty cool and alot larger than I first expected (2"x2"). Also they had a Lays/Doritos display with all kinds of stand ups and cardboard pictures on it. I enquired about what they were going to do with it when the promos over and the guy asked me what I wanted from it. I told him everything and anything. He said well here you go and proceeded to start taking the display apart! I got two full size stand-ups of Anakin and Jango along with about a dozen other small clip-on stand-ups and a few life sized pictures. The only thing he left was basically the shell. Very cool! So it just goes to show once again, it doesn't hurt to ask.


    Posted by: Steve | 13 May 2002 | 9:25 EDT
    Jorg Sacul variations from TheBothanSpy.com
    Hey Troops, my good friend Ishi Tib from TheBothanSpy.com has checked in with some detailed photos of some Jorg Sacul variations. For those variation hunters out there, you can now commence pounding your heads in frustration, it looks like there are more variations than there were figures in the run. OK, not really, but for a figure that was only released for three days, Hasbro really managed to pack the variations in there. Click here to check it out.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 13 May 2002 | 9:06 EDT
    FIGURES FOR THE TROOPS:
    For the troops that don't have them yet, I have the following for sale at cost plus shipping:

    2) AOTC red Royal Guards (1 of them has a bent card, but great for opener, the other is perfect) NO backgrounds.
    1) Taun We - Kamino Cloner (no background)
    2) Luminara Unduli (no background)

    The figures are $6.18 EA (that INCLUDES tax), plus shipping. ANYONE needing these, don't hesitate to drop me a line. A BIG thanks to all you troopers out there that have been doing this all along, I would do it more, but we never seem to get squat in Maryland in a timely manner!!!

    To trooper IMEL6 - The Walmart in Waldorf was sold out of Tie Bombers and Crashed Snow speeders by the time I got there. If you see any more, could you drop me a line right away so I can zip out there to get them??? Thanks bro!


    Posted by: George | 13 May 2002 | 8:53 EDT
    More on AOTC from AOL and EW.com:
    Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews Star Wars Episode II CLICK HERE to check it out. Check the Dark Side Detector HERE and click for a Massive Attack from E! Online; George Lucas ''Mapping the Mythology'' for an insight with Jorg Sacul (George Lucas).


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 13 May 2002 | 8:14 EDT
    RAY PARK (DARTH MAUL) to play IRON FIST...
    Repost:

    Just confirmed from a VERY close source to Park that he will play the Kung Fu master IRON FIST from the Marvel comic book: POWERMAN & IRON FIST...! Our source states that he closed this deal a week ago, this explains his absence from C2! Ray will also be reprising his role as TOAD in X-MEN 2. Ray has just finished shooting a new film with Antonio Banderas as well!
    For the comic book troops out there, might be time to break out the old issues of Powerman & Iron fist and reread them...

    In other news: Ben Affleck will be playing Dare Devil in another Marvel comics offering.


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 May 2002 | 2:26 EDT
    Tokyo store report
    Hey Troops,
    konnichi wa! I went to a store called kiddie land in tokyo yesterday. They had the marmit sandtrooper and the tie pilot. I picked up the sergeant for about $80. THey had new AOTC stuff and some older ep1 stuff, including some of the 2 packs. Also had rem. helmet vader. Pretty cool to see some older stuff on the pegs. I almost bought the finemolds Tie figther model for 16. Tokyo is fun, but I cant wait to get back. see you next week!


    Posted by: Tyler | 13 May 2002 | 0:32 EDT
    Kellogg's Clonetrooper Helmets for only $16 US!
    Hey Troopers,
    Well I went on the hunt for the "in store" Clonetrooper helmet and have had no luck. I even have my wife's aunt who lives in Toronto looking for it for me! What I did find though was a box of Fruit Loops cereal with an offer on it to order the helemet. Cost is $19.99 CAN taxes and shipping included (Canada only) plus you need a cut out token from the cereal box ($3.99 CAN). So total would be $24 CAN or $16 US plus shipping. Now I'll get anyone who wants one of these for cost plus shipping as I live in Canada and am able to order them. However, I'd prefer to trade them for a Jorg Sacul C2 figure if possible. Thanks to a good friend I already have one for myself but I have 2 other friends who weren't so lucky and I'd like to get them one. So those trades will take precedent over any "for cost orders" but I think Kellogg's probably has enough to go around. Either this or you can "buy it now" for $59.99 on epay! So if anyone has a C2 figure to trade for one or wants one for cost of $16 US plus shipping, e-mail me tyler@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 12 May 2002 | 23:13 EDT
    Death Star Gunner Station Diorama by ACPin
    An imposing structure on the Death Star's surface aimed to protect it from the attacking small airships. Fully operative and manned by gunners whose sole responsibility is to destroy all rebel airships that dare to penetrate the imperial defenses on the trench.

    Click here to see the diorama pictures!


    Posted by: Jason | 12 May 2002 | 21:39 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    #37 Han Solo - Endor Raid carded images - Rebelscum has added carded front and back images.

    B R A N D N E W C O N T E S T S please see yesterday's news for ALL current contests!
  • The giveaways just keep coming! This time your post could get you the recently released Jango Fett, Final Battle action figure. Head on over to the JundlandWastes.com forums for a chance to win!
  • New Diorama-Rama at theJawa.com! Don't let Ralph Wiggum walk away with this one! - get over there and come up with a quote! The prize this time is an AOTC Jar Jar Binks Gungan Senator.
  • ToyFellas.com is give away for a EP II Slave 1 . All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our Free Monthly News Letter and you will automatically be entered. Please subscribe only once and the winner will be announced on this site on 05/17/02.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ TIE Interceptor with the help of R2DToys.com!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 12 May 2002 | 20:13 EDT
    Trooper Shawn F. reports:
    Hi, I just checked the KB website and noticed that they had the Count Dooku figure marked up to $9.99 vice the regular price of $5.99. Seems they're trying to capitalize on our misfortunes of not being able to find this figure in our stores. I've e-mail a complaint to their customer service department and informed them that I will also be "spreading the word" about their shady business practices regarding this figure. This really troubles me because I've bought a lot from them in the past and have never had a complaint, but it seems they've lowered their own standards and have, in effect, become scalpers. Thanks for your time and I would love it if you would post this, Thanks, Shawn Fitzgerald, Atlanta, Texas. fitzgerald69@peoplepc.com


    Posted by: Jason | 12 May 2002 | 20:10 EDT
    Trooper Kmoirkne with a request:
    Whats up? I need some help .. does anyone have an extra Bloody Hand Luke?, I have tons to trade or I can pay you out right .. I have extra dookus and so forth .. email me please kmoirkne@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 12 May 2002 | 20:07 EDT
    Trooper Brandon reports and looking to trade:
    Hello fellow troopers this is Brandon from El Paso. Well, the walmarts have been getting some of the newer waves but no luke or vaders. The toys r us has the exclusive mace windu in stock as well. I'm looking to obtain a toy fair darth vader, if anyone can help me out i have a lot of things to trade. I am willing to do a 2for1 for the vader any of the new figures that I have or some of the episode 1 stuff. Please feel free to contact me my email address is jleon@elp.rr.com well thanks to jason at sandtroopers for the trade that we did a couple of weeks ago mtfbwy jleon@elp.rr.com


    Posted by: Tracy | 12 May 2002 | 18:02 EDT
    REMINDER!!
    Just a reminder to tell everyone that the Star Wars Fans Choice Movies will be airing tonight on the Sci-Fi channel at 7:00 PM Central time. For those who have not seen all of them, it's well it. Very funny stuff!!!!

    United we find!!


    Posted by: Zack | 12 May 2002 | 16:39 EDT
    Film Cel contest ends tomorrow.
    The contest for the 70 authentic film cels from Ep1 ends tomorrow. The cels are cut and include shots of all major characters. But wait.. there's more!

    As a late edition we are also including a set of Walmart exclusive Ep1 cards that were given out when the movie came out on DVD. You could scan them to get a preview of the new scenes. Email me at zack@sandtroopers.com to be entered!


    Posted by: Zack | 12 May 2002 | 16:31 EDT
    Trooper HomYoyo Reports:
    Hey all...A quick hey to let ya know I found 2 Eeth Koth and 3 Zutton(snaggletooth) today.If Anyone needs them email me....theywere 6.35 each and shipping...gotta run!!!

    a couple of hours later...

    I was looking at the Eeth Koth figs I picked up today and noticed that this is the first fig with the "new style" lightsaber....the little flares at the base and detaches...I thought that was just an interesting observation to me, like a trial run...maybe I have to much time on my hands...geeez...anyway....
    Britt




    Posted by: Zack | 12 May 2002 | 16:27 EDT

    I am looking for the New Bespin luke with blood and magnet on arm...have tons of Star Wars to trade or will send money...Please let me know what you can do....I am also looking for Chancellor Palpatine. Thank you!
    TandJ914@webtv.net



    Posted by: Zack | 12 May 2002 | 16:25 EDT
    Trooper Shawn Reports:
    I went in to a local k-mart to get some wax for my car today. Even though I wasn't there for toys you know I had to look. I saw some boxes on the shelf with the "do not display til april 23" markings. What was wierd was they had a sign on the shelf that said not for induvidual sale and the cases were marked $89.99. They had no wave or assortment numbers and also had "set of 14" or "14 pieces" or something like that on the box. Anyone know what's up or has anyone seen these?
    itzfitz@prodigy.net


    Posted by: Zack | 12 May 2002 | 16:24 EDT
    K&C Collectibles News
    The newest Star Wars product has arrived.

    Now In-Stock:

    12" Figures:
    Mace Windu

    Collection 1:
    Count Dooku - Dark Lord
    Mace Windu - Geonosian Rescue
    Jango Fett - Final Battle
    Darth Vader - Bespin Duel
    Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel

    Collection 2:
    Taun We - Kamino Cloner
    Royal Guard - Coruscant Security
    Luminara Unduli - Jedi Master
    Massiff
    Orn Free Taa
    Qui-Gon Jinn - Jedi Master
    Endor Rebel Soldier

    Back In-Stock:
    Tie Bomber - with imperial pilot figure
    Snowspeeder - with Luke & Dack figures

    Come visit our site at http://www.kandccollectibles.com and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 12 May 2002 | 9:43 EDT
    RAY PARK (DARTH MAUL) to play IRON FIST...
    Just confirmed from a VERY close source to Park that he will play the Kung Fu master IRON FIST from the Marvel comic book: POWERMAN & IRON FIST...! Our source states that he closed this deal a week ago, this explains his absence from C2! Ray will also be reprising his role as TOAD in X-MEN 2. Ray has just finished shooting a new film with Antonio Banderas as well!
    For the comic book troops out there, might be time to break out the old issues of Powerman & Iron fist and reread them...

    In other news: Ben Affleck will be playing Dare Devil in another Marvel comics offering.

    MORE Wizard World coverage coming tonight, see the FULL report I have so far HERE ....MY appologizes for NOT hooking up with Sandtrooper Arnold at the show. We kept playing phone tag... Sorry I missed ya' Arnold!

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the Sandtroopettes out there!



    Posted by: George | 12 May 2002 | 9:02 EDT
    Happy Mothers Day...
    Happy mothers day from me and all the staff @ Sandtroopers.com to all our mommas out there. Big HUG in absence to my mom in Puerto Rico I LOVE YOU MOM!!! To my ''Cat Woman'' sister Maribell, DANG IT YOU RULE!!! ''Mari ''; From my son Jonathan a big hug to his mom Edel in Puerto Rico; And to my ex-wife Frances, a HUGE HUG from Joseph, Jacob and little Frances. May the lord be with all our moms today and lets make it a special one 'cuz lets not forget that mothers day is everyday.


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 21:31 EDT
    Trooper Ryan reports:
    My buddy Ryan from Episode-X.com found these new figuress here in our home town: Our Lockport Wal-Mart has the following new figures: Massiff, Jango - Final Battle, Mace Windu - Geonosian Rescue, Orn Free Taa, and the new Qui-Gon. I only picked up the Massiff, Mace and Jango and there are plenty left if you need any of them. rguy2117@yahoo.com
    http://www.episode-x.com ,


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 21:21 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan Reports:
    I have yet to uncover any of the newer figs in the burbs of Chicagoland if anyone out there has please drop me a line. I saw in a flyer that K-Mart is having a sale on E2 figs buy one get one half off. Not bad if you have kids like me who play with this stuff. Also the speeders and reek were on sale too, so check your local K-marts.

    The news about the virus alert has troubled me , could these geeks get a life? "Hey Poindexter let's mess up everyone's computer" haha very funny. They should all get together with the scalpers who got all the dooku's and go job hunting together! I am so pumped my good friend won tickets to the premier of AOTC in Chicago so I'll be there on Wednesday!! Between the Celebration last week and now this I'm starting to really think the force is strong with this one!! Later Troops Kick A%$ and take names, United We Find, Peace Out
    c.spice@worldnet.att.net


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 21:18 EDT
    Trooper Ziggy Reports:
    I just noticed that the ralph mcquarrie stormtrooper has suddenly umped up in the poll to take a 7% lead over general riekkan and the dignitary. I think some sick weirdo has hacked the contest again, just like what happened with ephont mon and the twilek dancer. Could you gus inform Hasbro about this? All of us real fans who desperately want characters from the movies made are going to suffer another imaginary waste of plastic from Hasbro if this lame concept stormtrooper is made, just because of one sick hacker nerd.
    Ziegmeister@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 21:17 EDT
    Trooper William Reports:
    I have been all around the Charlotte area and no sign of Bespin Vader or Luke wave but BoShek wave showing up all over.I have an extra Dooku and Yoda for trade for Bespin Vader and Luke or Mace Geo. Rescue or Orn Free Taa, Massif, Endor trooper. I want Vader most of all. Good luck on those weekend hunts.
    william_b28212@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 21:13 EDT
    Jabba finally gives up on milkshake diet...
    This and more in the latest issue of ToyFare Magazine.
    July Issue No. 60 arrived at my house today and it's brimming with Star Wars! The Top 25 Star Wars toys of ALL-TIME, with a surprise No. 1 pick, all Star Wars in the TOP TEN list, some more pictures of this Summer's upcoming releases and plenty of humor within the pages of the price guide - like Obi-Wan scolding Luke for wanting to go out with Padme. Check your mailbox, or pick up an ish at your news stand and subscribe today!


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 21:05 EDT
    POTJ Deluxe Figures for Sale or Trade for Jango & Royal Guard:
    Hey Troops, I have a few sets of Deluxe Leia and Amanaman left, $14 gets a set delivered!! I will also trade for Episode II Royal Guard and Preview Jango Fett!! Make me an offer, I'll make it worth your while!
    Email me here at the station: Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 20:50 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Obi-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Starfighter Pilot - RebelScum has added the carded image of the newest Obi-Wan to its Archives.

    Star Wars Comic and Hasbro action figure poster - Toys 'R Us may be giving away some Star Wars promotional items, read the article at SirSteve'sGuide.

    Deluxe Nexu & Anakin photos - SirSteve's has added several loose and carded photos of these two soon to be released deluxe figures.

    Ian McDiarmid Interview - Empire Online brings us Part 2 of the interview.

    JediAries Updates! - An incredible amount of updates recently, including new store findings, J.J.Johnsons report from Celebration II, CII pics and captions, forum updates and new figure giveaways!

    $4.99 Figures at Toys R Us - Thanks to theJawa.com, try using the online coupon at your local TRU for additional savings opportunities!

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
    N E W E S T C O N T E S T S
  • New Contest at theJawa.com for a basic Count Dooku figure, ends 5/18.
  • Win a new Bespin Luke & Vader at The Final Fantasy Vaults in their "off-topic" giveaway !
  • New contest at Pegwarmer; pegwarmer.com is giving away a Massiff and Royal Guard in this week's contest!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!

  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • Diorama-Rama at TheJawa.com, ends 5/11.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs 2 POTJ figures! in a multi-day contest, ends 5/11!
  • JundlandWastes.com is giving away a Jango Fett LEGO pen straight from the Star Wars Celebration and a couple of weeks before they hit retail! All you need to do is make a post in the forums between now and midnight Saturday (tonight!!!) for a chance to win. Good luck!
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win 70 Episode I film cels!
  • New Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 20:38 EDT
    New figures in stock at

    Hi, Here is a short update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

    EPISODE 2 - We have received more Count Dooku, Yoda, and Anakin Hanger Duel. Many other great figures in stock and 8 more brand new figures arriving in 7-10 days as well! Sandtroopers.com will let you all know HERE FIRST!

    STAR WARS - Imperial Officer, Rebel Trooper, FX-7, Queen Amidala Decoy are all back in stock for $7.99


    DRAGONBALL Z: We've restocked Series 7, including the sets of 5, Majin Vegeta, Spopovich & others.

    ZOIDS: We have restocked the larger zoids sets - Ligers Zero, Dibison, Shield Liger, Elephanter & More. Many small kits also in stock.

    WEB DIVER: We've found a stash of webdiver in the warehouse - W-01, 02, 03, 04, 10, 13, 14 & more are back in stock on the site.

    VINTAGE TRANSFORMER AUCTION! - We'll be posting an 'old school' auction on BBTS in the next few days. We've unearthed a great collection of basically the first 3 years of figures all in great shape with their boxes/packaging. The auction will most likely run monday to wednesday and will have 'buyout' prices so I just wanted to give you a little warning beforehand so you can be sure to check it out if interested. This auction will be an email auction with updates on the high bids posted on the website. We don't have an auction engine yet on BBTS, so we'll do it the old fashioned way ;) I won't be able to answer any questions about the figures right now as I've not sorted them, so please just wait until we post the auction list to see what is there -
    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and take a look at the new items!

    Thanks! - Joel Boblit www.bigbadtoystore.com



    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 20:31 EDT
    Trooper Jimmy reports:
    Hi there. I'm just writing again since the Celebration is over to ask about the Jorg Sacul figure, I heard about the small numbers or something, but help would still be great. Also I have another question, I ordered some figures from Action-Figures.net on April 6th and have yet to recieve them, we have written to them and still no figures. Has anyone else has problems with this company before? Thanks again. Jimmy1236@aol.com
    Jimmy, I have heard that the production run for Sacul was 26,000 pieces. Anyone else who has dealt with this online store, let Jimmy know! -J.


    Posted by: Jason | 11 May 2002 | 20:29 EDT
    Trooper Brandon reports:
    Just wanted to see if anyone knew the case assortments for the luke and vader wave i found the rebel soldier, massif, etc but i still havent found the luke wave can anyone help me? thanks mtfbwy. jleon@elp.rr.com
    Hey good buddy! I believe the case breakdown is 4x Mace, 4xJango, 3xVader and 2xLuke. If anyone has other info, please email me at Jason@sandtroopers.com ! I also want to thank Brandon for the smooth trade we did a few weeks ago. -J.


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Stormtrooper TK421 Chimes in about KLEZ Virus:
    Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in on the KLEZ worm that is going around. I am a tech support engineer for Microsoft and we are seeing this virus pop up more and more everyday. For all my fellow troopers out there that don't have any anit-virus software on their PC, one of the best places to go to do a FREE scan on your computer for viruses is http://www.housecall.antivirus.com the scan takes quite a bit of time if you have a big hard drive or if you connect via dial up but I use it all the time. Hope this help you all.........
    StrmtrooperTK421@aol.com

    Thanks for the tip Stormtrooper TK421. I'm sure that the rest of the troops appreciate it!


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 10:56 EDT
    Trooper Sean Reports:
    Hi, i live in canada and i have access to the kelloggs clone trooper helmut set.Its an exclusive to this one grocery store here,the price is 19.99.If anyone is interested in trading or buying let me know.
    I'm looking for a snowspeeder, masstiff,bespin luke,bespin vader,orn free ta,endor soilder.
    verestiuk@golden.net


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 10:53 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. I need some info from any troopers from Vegas. I will be in Vegas during opening weekend of EPII and want to try and catch it while I am there. Can anyone suggest a nice theater in a nice area to catch it? Also, looking for alittle help. I need a Dexter with background. Willing to pay cost+shipping or have the following to trade: R2Q5, Wuher, Dirty Biker Scout, and Teebo. E-mail me at theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 10:52 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan Reports:
    Lex-wan here just thought I'd write in with another post about the NEW ONES figs #28 through #35 there were about 10 of each at the Wal-mart in Easton PA this morning 5-10-02 & to agree with the previous post the Luke fig is really awesome and the amount of stuff too get with 1 $5.88 fig is fantastic, leaps & bounds over a EP1 fig (comm tech what). So I agree the Luke Skywalker Bespin duel will take the taco on this wave and what is the endor Rebel holding in his hand on the picture on the front it looks like a lightsaber & by the looks of his photo he doesn't have the cranial capacity to use one but the figs cool. smell ya later
    Lex-wan


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 10:48 EDT
    Trooper Jimsjedi Reports:
    Just want to let everyone know to be on the lookout for the new
    wave of figures. I found 8 new ones at the Wal-Mart on Rte 9 in Westborough, Mass this afternoon. These seem to be in a very short supply since most had only 2 of each, and most cards seem to be damaged. I find myself very picky as of late, since I'm not an opener. The ones I found were,Luke(Bespin), Darth(Bespin), Mace Windu, Jango(Final Battle), Qui-Gon-Jinn, Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff, and Orn Free Taa. No luck on the Palpatine, but I'm not complaining. Have a good weekend everyone, See Ya!!!!
    JIMSJEDI@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 11 May 2002 | 10:47 EDT
    Trooper Fredrick Reports:
    Hello, I have the following for sale in a complete lot.

    tie bomber
    y-wing
    at-st with paploo
    b-wing
    snowspeeder crash

    If anyone is interested let me know.
    fredg@globetrotter.net


    Posted by: George | 11 May 2002 | 1:47 EDT
    Trooper Bruce confirms Palpatine:
    ''Hey George...Fellow MN Trooper Bruce here,
    Tonight, I stopped at an area Walmart and found TONS of Luke bespin, Vader Bespin, Endor Rebel Soldier, Royal Guards, Taun We, Orn Free Taa, Massif, Qui-Gon Jinn,and 2 Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's.
    A couple questions for the troopers...When looking at the photo of the Endor Rebel Trooper, I noticed he is holding something in his hand. It looks like a light saber??? If anyone else noticed this...LMK. Sort of weird. Second, I don't collect 12" Figures (I called them 12" dolls once and was corrected) But today I was looking at the 12" Clone Trooper and noticed two different types...Variant??? One had Brownish/Tan legs from the waist down...the other had white legs. It was the only two there, so I couldn't compare them to find out which was more common. I'm going back tomorrow...if anyone wants any of the above Items...email me at the4cbwu@msn.com . I will be going around 10:00am CDT. Hope this helps out some fellow Troopers''


    As far as I know the brownish trooper is the most common one, as for Palpatine spotted. THANKS. This puts an end to several friendly debates during the day today; Keep your eyes peeled troops!! they are out here


    Posted by: George | 11 May 2002 | 1:40 EDT
    Trooper John needs our help:
    ''I am in need of Episode 2 Topps card "Prismatic" card #1,if anyone has an extra,I will fill the rest of your collection holes( I have dupes of almost every card except Prismatic,I only have #4 to offer) just for one single card. So even if you need 50 cards to complete your collection,I will fill it,and even 100 cards!! I can most likely get them all for you.From silver foils,to fold out cards to the 1-100 common cards.LMK at ozziehihorse@aol.com. This is an AWESOME deal for anyone looking to finish their E2 Topps cards collection for the price of 1 card. Thank you.''


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 10 May 2002 | 22:15 EDT
    FULL Wizard World report now up!

    Get the FULL report HERE


    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 14:38 EDT
    Count Dookus GALORE:
    My old time buddy Tony Chouch spotted this morning over 20 Count Dookus @ TRU in Bloomington, MN. Tony also mentioned that the same store has enough Teebo wave to stuff the Death Star and fill the Falcon's, and Slave 1's cargo hold.

    UPDATE: Gone in 10 parsecs :o(


    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 13:21 EDT
    New wave hitting hard:
    Thanks to the heads up from my man trooper Giancarlo Lopéz I was able to find the new wave. If you have a hard time to find Luke Bespin IT IS NOT because it is short packed, it is so cool that they are flying off the pegs in 10 parsecs; Even myself couldn't resist to get it. Vader (yeah another one) is a figure you might want to have since its sculpture is a CLASSIC ONE. Although I was able to find them all including Count Dooku I missed the ''Supreme Chancellor Palpatine'' is it included in this asst. or I just missed it? LMK Jango Fett (Final Battle) is really nice as well and give us a spoiler, is this his final battle or his end? We'll see. Luminara and Taun We were also in GREAT #'s. Looks like the troopers will have a busy Mother's day weekend. And to close this post finally the Royal Guard gets a well deserved sculpture, now WE are getting more for our money considering the ammount of details on the sculptures as well as accesories which I prefer 100 to 1 over the lousy Force Files and Freeze Frames. Don't you agree?


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 10 May 2002 | 11:12 EDT
    Wizard World update:
    Troops,
    I will be doing coverage of the WIZARD WORLD EAST show today and tonight: Click HERE for a FULL report and pics from todays show!



    Posted by: Zack | 10 May 2002 | 10:45 EDT
    Trooper Moshe Reports:
    Hey gang, long time no post. I found the new Luke Bespin wave today at the TRU in Bethesda, MD (off of Old Georgetown Rd). They also had lots of the other hard to find figures (Yoda, Count Dooku, Taun We, Mace Windu – Geonesian Battle, Jango Fett –battle, Royal Guard, Count Dooku, Luminara Unduli, and Darth Vader – Bespin). Another collector and I were both there and needless to say the Lukes went quickly (actually they only had three). Anyhoo, get over there fast.

    Additionally, anyone seeking Tie Bombers and Snowspeeders check out the Walmart in Waldorf, MD. They had a bunch as of a few days ago.
    imel@comcast.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 10 May 2002 | 9:41 EDT
    LIVE from Wizard World in Philadelphia PA....
    Ole' Darth Crypt has just landed in Phili for the Wizard World show, and thanks to HIGH SPEED internet (courtesy the awesome Marriott here)and minor bumblings on my part...I will be reporting on the show events as they happen. My main report will be later tonight between 7-10 P.M. E.S.T. Any troopers that want to hook up at this show, give me a call at: 301.343.2064
    Stay tuned!



    Posted by: Zack | 10 May 2002 | 9:19 EDT
    Update about Virus....
    I get all the news for the site at the moment and I receive between one and four emails a day that contain this virus, and each of them are the same one. It's called W32.Klez. Now, just because you get an email from someone here on staff that has the virus attached doesn't mean we sent it. Here's an explanation from the Norton Antivirus site about the virus:

    Because this worm does use a randomly chosen address that it finds on an infected computer as the "From:" address, numerous cases have been reported in which users of uninfected computers receive complaints that they have sent an infected message to someone else.

    For example, Linda Anderson is using a computer that is infected with W32.Klez.E@mm; Linda is not using a antivirus program or does not have current virus definitions. When W32.Klez.E@mm performs its emailing routine, it finds the email address of Harold Logan. It inserts Harold's email address into the "From:" line of an infected email that it then sends to Janet Bishop. Janet then contacts Harold and complains that he sent her infected email, but when Harold scans his computer, Norton AntiVirus does not find anything--as would be expected--because his computer is not infected.


    So there ya go. Everybody needs to make sure that their antivirus stuff is updated, or you need to go get the software. I got this one a few months ago and it brought my computer down. It's a bad one. Check here to see how to manually check and take the virus out.


    Posted by: Zack | 10 May 2002 | 9:05 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
    Again Jorge Perez from Boston:
    Today thrusday went to TRU in alewife and found the new vader Bespin, new Mace and new Fett, also the 12" Mace was there; at least I saw 4 of each of the figures. Hope this helps!
    Jorgepalbela@aol.com



    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 8:42 EDT
    Trooper Graeme reports:
    George, have just had some interesting news. The shop I was speaking about in Derby http://www.cheapstarwars.com, has the Eopie & Qui Gon in for $28, he has loads of stock, apparently unwanted goods from Europe. P & P approx $15.
    Collection Point Models
    No1 The Bus Station
    Derby
    DE1 2AY
    tel 00 44 870 7177232
    Website which is poor but he's working on it.

    If anybody has any ????'s feel free to E-MAIL ME.


    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 8:22 EDT
    SORRY:
    Sorry for the eye soring red text on the posts below, we are experiencing a slight glitch.


    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 8:15 EDT
    Tropers, ALERT, ALERT, ALERT,ALERT...

    Troopers, we have been receiving lots of e-mails apparently sent by Sandtroopers staff members. WE ARE NOT SENDING THOSE E-MAILS; We will be locating this problem which seems like a virus, right now I have been reported, Steve and Zack, I don't know about the others; I did a virus scan on my system and turned out negative. Even our trooper Ham Yo-yo appears to be ''sending'' the e-mails as well. If any of you receive one of these e-mails with a file attached, DO NOT OPEN IT. We'll keep you all posted about this situation.


    Posted by: George | 10 May 2002 | 7:41 EDT
    Orn Free Taa hitting Ohio Area:
    Hey Troopers, Went to Walmart today and got eight new figures (Darth Vader, Luke, Mace Windu, Massiff, Orn Free Taa, Qui-Gon, Endor Rebel Soldier and Jango Fett Final Battle). They had quite a few cases and all 8 figures where in vast numbers. Only saw a few Orn Free Taa's. Also saw those Lay's tins in Target but the Target ones are about 1/3 the size from the ones from Sam's club and plastic, as oppose to metal. I'll try to get some pics for you guys.
    Good luck, Giancarlo Lopez

    So here we go troops, THE HUNT IS ON for this new wave. We look forward for those pics G' and thanks a lot for your report.


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 23:10 EDT
    Trooper Sergio Reports:
    Hey troops,
    I stoped by a Target this morning, in El Paso, and I found Bespin Vader, Final Battle Jango, and Arena Rescue Mace Windu (No Bespin Luke) They also had lots of Dookus, Royal Guards, Yodas, Taun Wes, and Luminaras. No sign of the Orn Free Ta wave though.

    I would also like to mention that on a previous Sandtrooper post I saw someone bashing card benders, people that dont buy the figures but they make sure that the figures at the stores at not in good condition. Well a bunch of the figures at this Target I mentioned were all damaged, really bad. And it loked like it was intentional. If you see someone doing this alert the store manager and make the card benders pay for their damage. MTFBWY
    chabibby@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 23:07 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
    Jorge Perez from Boston MA; Yesterday went in a toy hunt to Walmarts, Target, nothing much really, only one Luminara figure and a defective New Anakin at the Walmart in Tewskbury. Every thing else was the usual. I wanted to ask you troops for help; I'm still looking for the Snowspeeder BD and the Tie Bomber ( I have one mint unopened AT AT playset that could use for a trade); and also if some body had the chance to grab those aniversary sets at Target on clearance and have some extras I could use one of each of the 3...and finally I found 1 Lord of the Rings figure at Target also on clearance for $2, if some one lives near a Target and find those LOTR figs. PLMK, I need the first 10 figs. minus Orc Overseer and Strider . Thanks troops! MTFBY.
    Jorgepalbela@aol.com


    Posted by: Tyler | 9 May 2002 | 22:53 EDT
    Topps AOTC Trading Cards
    Hey Troopers,
    If anyone out there is interested in trading the AOTC cards in order to complete a full set, please email me. I have lots of doubles and quite a few extra silver foil cards and one extra fold-out card. LMK. tyler@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 22:18 EDT
    Darth Maul Hauler! Michael Fright get's it done!
    Talented Michael Fright goes BIG time with this custom painted Tractor! This road dominator would have been a HUGE hit at C2, ah...what could have been...! Thanks for sharing this pic Michael...! Keep up the AWESOME work and keep sending in those pics of your awesome customs!!!!!



    Posted by: Jason | 9 May 2002 | 19:42 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan reports:
    Luminara , Royal gaurd , and Taun We: I found those figs at various wal-marts in southern wisconsin, they also had sealed cases of the Bo-shek wave at a tru in gurnee illinois I was tempted to buy one sealed!! Later spiceowan@msn.com


    Posted by: Jason | 9 May 2002 | 19:15 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Actor comments worth a read despite Portman's porky quips - The official site's latest update features some comments from Lucas, Hayden and Sam Jackson. Natalie Portman's inane observations will make you chuckle.

    More Q&A with Hasbro - This time from YakFace.com, nice tidbits realted to the Episode II toys in particular!

    Mace with Red Droid - SirSteve's has scans of the Deluxe Mace Windu packaging depicting the red-colored break-apart Battle Droid. This could mean that Mace might be packaged with a variation of the first such droid in coming weeks.

    Super Battle Droid variation photos - Yakface has them online and here is yet another great variation to try to find!

    Entertainment Weekly Covers - TheForce.net shows us the May 17th issue covers.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $75.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • New Diorama-Rama at TheJawa.com, ends 5/11.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs an AOTC Slave I! AND are holding a multi-day contest to win 2 POTJ figures!
  • JundlandWastes.com is giving away a Jango Fett LEGO pen straight from the Star Wars Celebration and a couple of weeks before they hit retail! All you need to do is make a post in the forums between now and midnight Saturday for a chance to win. Good luck!
  • Pegwarmer is giving away 3 POTJ figures: Teebo, Maul Sith Apprentice and Rebel Trooper. Post in their forums to enter, ends May 10.
  • A "Final Fantasy" site called Final Fantasy Vaults is giving away a Count Dooku basic figure as part of their "OFF TOPIC GIVEAWAY." Post on their Forums to enter!
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win 70 Episode I film cels!
  • New Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 18:11 EDT
    Trooper John Reports:
    I would like to thank Tim Lawson. He helped me get a Snowspeeder and Tie Bomber and a very big thank you to him for the little surprise that was in the box. If I hadn't been pulling the bubble wrap out for my dughter I would have never noticed the extra package in there.....
    It was a Jorg Sacul Figure from C2. Tim is truly a friend in my book. Now we need more troopers like him instead of the ones that have givin in to the dark side of greed and selfishness.
    john35@bellsouth.net

    This absolutely made my day to read this! Just goes to show that the troops here are the best in the community. It's things like this that makes me proud to be associated with such a great group of collectors. You're truly one of the best Trooper Tim!


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 17:57 EDT
    Trooper HamYoyo Reports:
    Hammy here.....I scored a few figs today for those in need.....I have 2 Nikto Jedi, 2 Royal Guard, 3 Anakin Hanger Duel with the "rare" dueling lightsaber sticker, 1 Tuan We, 1 Yoda and 1 Dooku( some are spoken for but may fall through)....also 1 12" Mace from TRU. The figs were 6.35 with tax and the Mace was 21.00 with tax. Shipping for the figs is 3.50 and 4.50 for 4 or more figs...shipping on Mace is 3.50....I still have the 6 Imperial Officers up for grabs..same price deal.

    Another question for troops...I've noticed 2 different stickers on Kit Fisto, one is "Force Action" the other is "Slashing Lightsaber". Any Ideas on this??? LMK if anyone needs these, all extras will be returned at the end of May....
    Keep Collecting!!!
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 17:43 EDT
    Trooper Bobafett277 Reports:
    Hey Troopers! Bobafett277 here with my first post in quite some time. I've been away from Sandtroopers for to long, and it's time to get some tradin goin on again! What I have to offer is the C2 Sacul, Count Dooku, Yoda, Luminara, Royal Gaurd, Taun We, FX-7, Rebel Trooper and Queen Amidala Royal Decoy. My local Wal-Mart also has a few Snowspeeders and TIE Bombers.

    Some of the items I am looking for include a Y-Wing, Theatre Edition Luke Skywalker, Han w/ Tauntaun beast pack, Marmit Boba Fett, 12" Scout Trooper w/ speeder, 12" Luke w/ Speeder, new Bespin Luke, new Bespin Vader, new Mace Windu, new Jango Fett, or one of the Canandian Clone Trooper Helmets. I have plenty of other wants that don't come to mind, so if I have something you need, just shoot me an offer, I'm sure we can work something out. Good Luck finding all those hard to find.
    BobaFett277@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 17:36 EDT
    Trooper Darth Zack Reports:
    Checked out the local Wal-Mart yesterday, scored the Orn Free Ta (sp?) but they only had one. What I did notice was the abundance of Royal Guards, and Luminara's. If anyone needs these let me know and we can work out a trade.
    jzack@portage.k12.in.us


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 16:16 EDT
    EXCLUSIVE AOTC footage on FOX tonight...
    Troops,
    Don't forget to watch the beginning of The Phantom Menace on FOX tonight at 8 P.M. for C-3PO and R2D2's hosting of some AOTC footage with a tie in to the movie!



    Posted by: vaughn | 9 May 2002 | 13:16 EDT
    Markus from www.StarconstruX.de writes:
    Star Wars celebrates it`s 25th anniversary ..... and www.Starconstrux.de has the gift for all collectors of vintage figures.

    You will find inserts for all figures of the vintage series in our download area. On this insert you will find a picture of the figure on card and all info about variations of this figure. This insert fits perfectly in one of the smaller jewel boxes.

    Just print it ..... fold it ..... ready to go.

    We hope to improve your collection with this little gimmick ..... your StarcontruX Team


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 12:34 EDT
    Marmit Darth Vader....What, When, Where and HOW!!??
    Does anyone have any updated info or pics of the upcoming Marmit Darth Vader release (supposedly it will release this summer)? Let me know, Thanks troops!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 12:30 EDT
    12" Mace Windu at TOYS R US.
    Here is the main man himself in all his AOTC pulp fiction jedi attack ready glory!



    Posted by: Tyler | 9 May 2002 | 11:09 EDT
    Kellogg's SW Mini Rubik's Cubes!
    To add to Darth Crypt's post from yesterday, I went hunting for the Kellogg's boxed Clonetrooper mask set today in North Bay, Ontario, Canada but had no luck. However I did find a box of Mini Wheats cereal advertising SW Rubik's cubes. They come free in specially marked boxes of Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, etc or you can buy a box of Mini Wheats and mail away for one at the cost of $9.99 each! I think I'm gonna wait for the specially marked boxes though as I didn't see any there yet. There are 6 in all including R2/3PO, Leia/Amidala, Old Ben/Obi-wan, Jango/Clonetrooper, Dooku/Sidious, and Anakin/Vader. They are shaped like each characters head and appear to rotate in 4 cubes. Looks like I'm gonna be eating alot of cereal! The only other AOTC promo items I've seen have been bags of Lays chips and Dorito's. No freebies or offers in those though, just an advertisement for the movie. Well be sure to let us know troops if you find anything new promo wise. Take care.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 11:02 EDT
    Sandtroopers meeting at Wizard World convention in Phili...!

    Last call for troopers going to the show to co-ordinate a Sandtroopers hook-up at this show! I understand some JAWA's will be hooking up with us as well....should be a blast!
    Those that want to get together drop me a line HERE


    Posted by: Tyler | 9 May 2002 | 10:56 EDT
    Topps AOTC Trading Cards at Walmart!
    Hey Troopers,
    Stopped by my local Walmart here today in North Bay, Ontario and didn't find any new figures but they had the trading cards. They come on a blister card and are $3.46 per pack. Now I thought that was kind of expensive for only 7 cards but I bought a pack anyways. But when I got home and opened up the blister there were 2 packs inside! So with tax they're only $2 per pack. Not too bad a deal as I remember paying more than $2 for the EP 1 and Special Edition cards. I'm going back today to pick up more. Just thought I'd let my fellow Canadian troops know. Take care.


    Posted by: Tracy | 9 May 2002 | 9:01 EDT
    Midnight Movie!!
    Just a heads up to let the local Swamptroopers know that Oak Cinema 8 is currently selling tickets to ATOC for the Wednesday Night Midnight showing. As of today, there were 93 seats still available. I got mine and I hope to see some of you in the Baton Rouge area there!!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 8:43 EDT
    Whose going to Wizard World East this weekend?
    Any Sandtroopers that are going to this show and want to hook up there, drop me a line Darth Crypt .
    I will be there Friday and Saturday. This looks to be a great show (Especially with Ray Park - Darth Maul being there!)
    Here is the STAR WARS guest list for the show:

    Star Wars: Men Behind The Mask
    David Prowse (Darth Vader)
    Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
    Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
    Hugh Quarshie (Captain Panaka) – Star Wars Episode I
    Silas Carson (Ki Adi Mundi and Nute Gunray) - Star Wars Episode I
    Rusty Goffe (Jawa and cantina alien)

    Mass Media Guests
    Matt Hardy – World Wrestling Federation Superstar**
    Ray Park - Star Wars Episode I, X-Men
    Andreas Petrides (Hollywood stunt performer)
    Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
    Jerome Blake (Rune Haako) – Star Wars Episode I
    Michone Bourriangue (Aurra Sing) - Star Wars Episode I

    *Friday and Saturday Only

    **Saturday Only


    Posted by: vaughn | 9 May 2002 | 8:39 EDT
    Trooper John reports:
    Hi, I am looking to finish off the Episode 2 Topps trading cards and I only need 4 more cards to complete the set.I need Silver foil card #3.Prismatic card #'s 6 and 8.And I also need the fold out card that has the 2 page picture #4.I have 2 Prismatic cards Jango Fett and Zam wessel to trade and also have duplicates of every other card that is on the list from silver foil,characters and 1-100.LMK at Ozziehihorse@aol.com. Thanks Sandtroopers


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 May 2002 | 8:26 EDT
    Sandtrooper Victor needs help:
    "Troops:
    I've been trying to find a TIE Bomber in my area, is anyone aside from WalMart (who had none when I checked yesterday) selling them? A friend of mine who's a huge fan of Sandtroopers thought you guys might be able to point me in the right direction.
    Thank you,..."

    Victor

    Victor, hopefully a fellow Sandtrooper can hook you up...I have still NOT seen any Tie Bombers in the Bowie Maryland area...


    Posted by: vaughn | 9 May 2002 | 8:19 EDT
    E2 in the news...the hype continues
    Hey Troops,

    I found these on my daily surf around the news sites... Enjoy

    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/entertainment/DailyNews/StarWarsHype020509.html

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52250,00.html (this guy NEVER LIKES ANYTHING)

    In other news, please direct any general mail to one of the staff next week. Im out travelling the world and going on a Marmit hunt in Japan, and I wont have access to the net. Have a good week and enjoy the premiere...help the movie kick spiderman's @$$.


    Posted by: Zack | 9 May 2002 | 8:06 EDT
    Trooper Jedijaybird Reports:
    Jedijaybird here, I am looking to part with a Toy Fair Vader that I have and instead of putting it on ebay (pronounced "wepay") I thought I would offer it to someone from the Sandtroopers community. I will trade even up for a C2 Jorg Sacul or troopers can make private offers for the Vader to me because some people place different values on pieces they want for their collection. I will take offers starting today until this friday
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Steve | 8 May 2002 | 22:37 EDT
    Review of Rebel Dream
    Hey Troops click here to check out my latest review, Star Wars New Jedi Order: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston. I was fortunate enough to be able to listen to Mr. Allston speak at Celebration 2 this past weekend. He was part of a panel also consisting of NJO authors Bob Salvatore, Troy Denning, and James Luceno, editor Shelly Shapiro and Lucas Publishing Sue Rostoni. I was really excited to hear Mr. Allston was returning to the Star Wars Galaxy and after the talk on Friday I am really looking forward to Rebel Stand. Go to Sith Channel 10 and check out my full review.


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 22:37 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    Maybe it's me, but i'm having a REAL HARD TIME trying to find the
    following figures listed below. If it was not for these great STAR WARS fan club web sites on the internet, i would not even know about them. I would not even belive they existed!!!

    I have been to so many of the TOYS 'R US, KAY-BEE, K-MART, WAL-MART
    stores in the NASSAU COUNTY / QUEENS, N.Y. area that i am driving my girlfriend(and myself) CRAZY!!! All i see is the same handful of common figures over and over! Did the LONG ISLAND area not get a good assortment of figures, or did the scalpers buy them all up on APRIL 23rd? Can anyone out there help a fellow collector buy selling, or trading me, any of these figures? Maybe someone has an extra figure they could part with, or could go to their local store to pick one up for me? I will take up to 2 of each figure, as long as they are in MINT packaging. I will pay $7.50 each, or trade you the figures i have. Contact me if interested. THANKS FOR READING!

    Figures i'm looking for:
    DEXTER JETTSER ( with background card )
    R2-D2 ( with background card and R3-T7 leg )
    ANAKIN SKYWALKER ( with dueling lightsaber label )
    ZAM WESELL ( with face-reveal label )
    YODA ( with NO letters TM )
    LUMINARA UNDULI ( with NO stickers covering words )
    CLONE TROOPER ( with NO red dots on chest )
    COUNT DOOKU
    ROYAL GUARD
    TAUN WE

    Stuff i have for trade:
    PADME' AMIDALA ( with nice size mole on cheek )( i have 2 all are MINT )
    GEONOSIAN WARRIOR ( with background card )
    CORUSCANT GUARD ( with FORCE FILE CARD )
    AOTC JEDI STARFIGHTER

    fbljr1@juno.com



    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 22:22 EDT
    Trooper Hunter Reports:
    I live in Erie, PA and I've just found out that one of the local radio stations(rocket 101) bought ALL of the tickets for the midnight showing here and plan on using them in a promotion.
    grendel_prime@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 22:13 EDT
    Trooper HamYoyo Reports:
    Just to let ya know, I have 6 Imperial Officers left for anyone. They are 6.35 each and shipping is 3.50 or 4.50 after 4 figs...I also have1 FX-7 for the same deal...I was very pleased to see so many of you respond...Keep On Collecting!!!!!!

    Also, I finally found Dooku and Yoda today at My local TRU. I hate this stupid "bin" they have all the figures in....very annoying.....but Dooku, Yoda and also Anakin Hanger and some red Clonetroopers there also. No sign of Mace even thogh I saw the empty cases right next to the bin.....If anyone needs an Anakin or Clonetrooper...just email me....Later all....
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 22:03 EDT
    Trooper Jedichirp Reports:
    I stopped at the Greenwood, Indiana Walmart this morning and found some new figs. I bought Orn Free Taa, Vader Bespin, Jango Fett-Final Battle, Endor Soldier, Qui Gon-Jedi Master, Massiff, and Mace Windu.

    I also was able to pick up Luminara, the Royal Guard, and Taun We. There were no Luke Bespin or Supreme Chancelor Palpatine.

    They had Count Dooku and Yoda but I have them already and did not purchase any.
    Jedichirp


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 16:24 EDT
    HOT news from Brian's Toys!
    "We have received the following Saga Edition carded figures in stock.

    Qui Gon Jin (Jedi Master),
    Massiff,
    Orn Free Taa,
    Endor Rebel Soldier.
    These figures are all available at Brian's Toys "




    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 16:22 EDT
    Sandtrooper Ian reports:
    "Episode 28 of the Imperial Officers' Club is now up. It has the crew of IOC watching slides for Celebration II with Jorg Sacul."
    SEE IT HERE.






    Posted by: Steve | 8 May 2002 | 15:29 EDT
    Free Star Wars comic
    Hey Troops, just in case some of you forgot, this past Saturday was free comic book day. All you had to do was stop by your local comic book store to get a free comic. One of the comics offered was Star Wars Tales: A Jedi's Weapon. Well I was at C2 for the weekend, so I stopped by my comic store today and they still had some copies left. So if you missed out, run over to your comic store ASAP and see if you can still get your free comics.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 12:13 EDT
    Sandtrooper Madeus reports:
    "Hello fellow troopers. Patience finally paid off... found Luminara at a KB toy store yesterday evening. Nice to see that KB has lowered their costs also...down to $5.99 for figures. I have a TRADE offer. Anyone out there have an extra C2 figure and needs Luminara...let me know. Have helped out and been helped by fellow troopers in the past and I know someone is going to come through for me.
    Also, picked up my advanced tickets for AOTC next Thursday morning.
    May The Force Be With You!..."

    Madeus



    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 10:44 EDT
    Sandtrooper news...
    Photo from Sandtoopers own Bill & Cheryl's newspaper article! (NOTE: their buddy JEDI SHORT-CHUNK in the background...)



    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 10:32 EDT
    Plenty of C2 pics at Star Wars.com
    The official site has some good C2 pics, but I prefer the ones taken by the fans there...



    Posted by: vaughn | 8 May 2002 | 9:44 EDT
    Sandtroopers Exclusive...Pics of the C2 Autograph Book
    Hey Troops,

    Our very own Bill and Cheryl have been kind enough to provide us with a few pictures of the Holy Grail of C2 collectibles...the autograph book. The book came with one of each of the single pictures available to be signed at C2 as well as a "rare" chase autograph from someone not signing at the show. Check it out below...





    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 9:34 EDT
    Clone Trooper helmets all over E-Pay:
    Kellogg's of Canada has a cool Clone Trooper helmet offer. Anyone know if these are available in the US as well?



    Posted by: Bill | 8 May 2002 | 9:27 EDT
    C2 LineTrooper Dark Steve Reports:
    Hey Troops OHIO'S DARK STEVE REPORTING
    I went to the Celebration last weekend with TROOPER Bill (Sebulba), Cheryl,Bills Mom Lee, Jedi Jay & Cheryl. What a GREAT TIME! The lines were very long but they were all worth it.I was up at 4:00am every morning to get in line out side for 5+ hours to stand in line again for another hour or so to get the JORG SACUL figure WOW what a figure! It was worth it! I'm Sure you all know all the details by now so I won't get into it.
    *I would like to thank Bill and Cheryl for the ride and good time
    *Jay and Cheryl for letting me spend my hotel room money on FREEZE FRAME WEEQUAY(American)
    *Bill's mom Lee for company and support in line
    *Vaughn (the Trooper himself) Thanks for Carrie Fisher Leia Slave Autograph (That's another line I did not won't to stand in.)
    *All the friendly TROOPERS I met out there at the CELEBRATION
    *And my Beautiful Wife Annie for letting me go all weekend with out her.
    Anyway I got my 6 figures for the weekend I have 2 for trade... ONLY 1 per trade... per person ONLY Check out my Trader Page Here! Dark Steve


    Posted by: vaughn | 8 May 2002 | 9:19 EDT
    The Bothan Spy contests:
    My new friend Barada (Ian) from The Bothan Spy wrote to let us know they are having new contests, eh?
    1.Slave 1 Giveaway
    2.Eeth Koth and POTJ Plo Koon (find the rebel spy contest)

    Head on over and check them out, eh.


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 8:57 EDT
    Trooper Arnold Reports:
    Just wanted to know if anyone is going to the Wizard World convention in Philly this weekend? It's a mostly comic book kind of party but DarthVader (David Prowse), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Jeremy Bullock (Good old Boba) will be there, As well as a few other "Men behind the Masks".

    Also in attendence will be Kevin Smith otherwise known as Silent Bob from all his movies. As anyone who's familiar with Kevin knows, he's a huge Star Wars fan and he's hosting the Star Wars Fan Film awards on the Sci Fi channel this Sunday.

    It should be a good show and if anyone from the north east who couldn't make the madness that was C2 (such as myself) plans to attend let me know. Maybe we can get together a Sandtroopers contingent and represent the best fan site on the web!
    GENXJEDI28@aol.com


    Tickets and other information can be had at the Wizard World Site.


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 8:34 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    I attended Celebration 2 and had a good time.However, there where some serious planning problems. I mean,trying to get autographs was a nightmare.I didn't get Carrie Fisher autograph mainly because the line was 2 years long. I was able to snag 2 of the George Lucas figures as well as getting the other 2 figures I brought sign, Lando and Chewbacca. The lines were horrible to get into any of the shows. I was able to catch the show with the 2 Fetts, Hayden Christinsen and Nick Galliard the stunt guy. That was a great show. In short, It looks as if the folks who ran the convention didn't expect the amount of people who showed up. That's all.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 May 2002 | 8:32 EDT
    Any Sandtroopers going to Wizard World in Philadelphia this weekend?
    Any Sandtroopers that are going to this show and want to hook up there, drop me a line HERE
    I will be there Friday and Saturday. This looks to be a great show (Especially with Ray Park - Darth Maul being there!)
    Here is a link to the show info: HERE
    Here is the STAR WARS guest list for the show:
    Star Wars: Men Behind The Mask
    David Prowse (Darth Vader)
    Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
    Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
    Hugh Quarshie (Captain Panaka) – Star Wars Episode I
    Silas Carson (Ki Adi Mundi and Nute Gunray) - Star Wars Episode I
    Rusty Goffe (Jawa and cantina alien)

    Mass Media Guests
    Matt Hardy – World Wrestling Federation Superstar**
    Ray Park - Star Wars Episode I, X-Men
    Andreas Petrides (Hollywood stunt performer)
    Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
    Jerome Blake (Rune Haako) – Star Wars Episode I
    Michone Bourriangue (Aurra Sing) - Star Wars Episode I

    *Friday and Saturday Only

    **Saturday Only


    ALSO: Vaughn has some GREAT post C2 coverage here. CHECK IT OUT!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 8:29 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    I went to my local TRU today and found that they have plenty of the Boshek Wave. If anyone needs it still. I also picked up two Taun We Kamino Cloners, I would like to trade one for any of the following, Yoda, Count Dooku, Anakin Hanger Duel or Mace Windu Geonosian Rescue. MTFBWY
    TWoods@associatedbond.com


    Posted by: Zack | 8 May 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador Reports:
    Has anyone noticed the C2 beard variations? I bought 4 on friday, they all had white beards. The 4 I bought on saterday were a dark grey. (all 8 are claimed. I helped 4 Troopers. 1 peson has not responded, I may have an extra. If he dosen't respond by the 17th) Was there a different color for sunday? Or was it grey like saterday? If anyone has info e-mail me at
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Tracy | 8 May 2002 | 6:49 EDT
    Trooper Figer reports..
    For all those with access to Cleveland Ohio the cinemark theatre with DLP technology is allowing for advanced purchase of tickets online at www.cinemark.com AWESOME THEATER!!! Also a public thanks to new member JP-1C for hooking me up with a Sacul!! Very cool way to start as a trooper and great to trade with.

    Trooper Rfiger Click Here


    Posted by: vaughn | 7 May 2002 | 22:40 EDT
    Celebration 2
    Hey Troops,



    Ive started working on some of the pics I took at Celebration over the weekend. I have very few POSITIVE things to say about it... But here they are:
    -It was great to meet some of the guys from other websites including:
    -barada from the bothan spy
    -ishitib from the bothan spy
    -dsdroid from deathstarplans
    -up2win from deathstarplans
    -romba79 from deathstarplans
    -adam from yakface
    -It was great to chat about the hobby with people while waiting in the rediculously long lines
    -It was nice to meet a few of the readers...
    -The celebrities that I got to talk to were all very nice...especially Bill Hootkins (porkins).
    -It was fun working at the PSWCS table in the fan club area

    Its gonna take a while to recover from my late night drive from Indy back to Detroit on Monday for my 10AM plane...also my poor feet are still sore from waiting in the lines for things...I cant imagine what it woulda been like without the special badge. Sorry Guys! Hopefully the logistics will work out better for C3. Ive started working on our coverage. Check it out here. More will follow, but Im off to Japan on friday...back the 17th so I'll miss the premier :(.

    In other news, keep your eyes open...Mace Windu, Jango, and the Bespin Wave are starting to hit!


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 22:14 EDT
    Trooper RM TWOCO Reports:
    Just to clue you in on some Asian/Far East EP2 AOTC promo items.



    Complete set of 6 lenticular collector's cards shown. (Lenticular one
    image seen from one angle and another image seen at a different angle Each measures about 4" X 4" (10 cm X 10 cm).

    Images:
    Anakin & Padme/Darth Vader & Leia
    Yoda, Anakin & Qui-Gon/Darth Sidiou, Count Dooku & Darth Vader
    Qui-Gon & Darth Maul
    R2D2 & C3PO/Battle Droids
    Mace Windu & Clone Troopers/Jango Fett & Clone Troopers
    Anakin & Darth Vader/Obi-Wan (Young & Old)
    rm2co@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 21:35 EDT
    Trooper SithGQ Reports:
    This is trooper SithGQ. I am wondering if any kind troopers out there who will be attending the Plano event next weekend to have my Jango Fett toy signed for me. I am an avid autographs collector and desperately need this one for my collection. Any help will be great !! I will pay for the entrance fee and others. MTFBWY
    david_gq@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 21:30 EDT
    Trooper Jedichirp Reports:
    The C2 was great. This was an awesome event for our city. I met alot of fans and had a great time. Now on to what I really am writing about. The Jorg Sacul fig. There are variations.

    One variation has Sacul with a 'light beard', almost white or light grey. It also has the copyright "R" on the front next to Star Wars printed white.

    The other variation has Sacul with a dark colored beard, dark grey. It also has the copyright "R" on the front, but it is printed black.

    After I found out about these variations, I went to the Hasbro booth and asked about them. They refused to talk about it. The representative said that "all figures were printed on the same run" and that was all he would say. I think if they were printed on the same run, they would be exactly the same colors, nothing different.
    jedichirp


    Posted by: cheryl | 7 May 2002 | 21:25 EDT
    My C2 Adventure
    Hey Troopers!
    Just thought I'd write a bit about Celebration 2..we had a great time...
    We went to the 25th Anniversary Concert held in the Indiana Convention Center on Saturday with Music From the Saga performed by the Philharmonic Orhcestra of Indianapolis and the Circle City Chorus, with Anthony Daniels as the Emcee. They were phenomenal.The funniest part was that Anthony Daniels jumped in and out of C3PO character throughout the whole show!
    I dressed up in costume all 3 days and man am I exhausted..Bill was a real Trooper and stayed by me the whole time to make sure that everything went ok with the costume (my own personal pit droid..awe!!)a few breaks, but nothing major. I did enter the costume contest..but I didn't win(but an associate did..yea like it wasn't rigged!)I got real scanned by the Gentle Giant Studios and they will mail me a 3D picture of it..and they will also choose a winner to make a mini bust of!! That was real cool!
    We were also interviewed by The Associated Press(and made a few newspapers!) newspaper article We even met the editor for the Star Wars Insider and Star Wars Gamer,Michael Mikaelian,he took a picture of me and said I'll be in the magazine about the C2!! I'm totally excited about that!!
    The biggest bummer was the autograph line..boy what a nightmare!! We didn't even bother to stand in line to get autographs because it was just so disorganized. People were waiting in insane lines for like 3 hours just for autographs! We just bought the book..which was a disaster in itself..we ordered it on Friday and didn't even get it until Sunday right before we left. Some people didn't even get theirs..they said if they didn't have it ready for those people they would mail them out!! And Carrie Fisher.. you couldn't even get near her. Some waited in line like 7 hours and still didn't get her autograph!
    We met up with Vaughn on Saturday and he finally got to meet ObiWanJay, his Cheryl, and Dark Steve; and we all hung out for most of the day. All in all it was a success and a blast!!
    Here's a few pics..one of the exclusive autograph book and one of me and a real good Zam Wesell costume!





    Posted by: George | 7 May 2002 | 21:23 EDT
    The Clones VS Spiderman:


    Web debate among fans and we can verse our responses, The box-office analysis firm ReelSource predicts that ''Spider-Man'' will gross between $225 and $250 million, while ''Attack of the Clones'' will gross at least $350 million. CLICK HERE and express yourself at the bottom of the page.

    UPDATE: Reel Source is praising ''SPIRIT'' movie of the year since ''Lion King''. I was able to see the full trailer within Spiderman and the animation looks awesome; A good reason for another trip to the movie theater with our mini troopers this Summer.


    Posted by: Jason | 7 May 2002 | 14:27 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Acklay’s action features - ArtoosNews shows the Acklay attack beast’s box back with details on its battle damage (mild spoiler).

    Episode II reviews - Episode II reviews at Episode-X.com.

    Hasbro products shown at Celebration II - Hasbro had some of this year’s product displayed at C2 and ArtoosNews has a large image gallery of the highlights. Check out SirSteve’sGuide.com gallery as well.


    Episode II Watto & Red Battle Droid action figures - At starwars.Hasbro.com, thanks to theJawa.com and Rebelscum.com for the capture links.

    New Contest for 5/7
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
    (see yesterday's news for other current contests)


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 8:07 EDT
    Trooper Robby Reports:
    I am from the uk , and Iv'e just been in my local toys r us were they must of had about 20-30 yodas, and about 10 each of the other figures except for count dooku, shaak ti, and red clone trooper.when I went in about two weeks ago they must of had about ten yodas,over here we just seem to be over run with them.it just makes you wonder how hasbro are packing them.
    Robbyjango@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 8:04 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Reta Reports:
    I thought I would drop some news about the awesome Celebration 2. Every interview was very entertaining and had lots of laughs.

    Billy Dee Williams (Lando) interview was hilarious and a couple of lucky fans who had asked questions got to go onstage and meet him. One was a little boy who looked like a small Lando, the little boy even had a mustache on. The other lucky person was a gal from Jersey who got a long long hug. It made their trip worth while. And there were some jokes about Colt 45 and Billy told a story of how little kids hated him between the ESB and Jedi films becuase he had betraid Han Solo.

    Attack of the Fetts was kewl as hell too. All 3 Fetts were on stage for an interview and question and answer session, Tem Morrison (Jango Fett) and his 2 sons as he called them......Jeromy Bullock, Daniel Logan. Tem (Jango Fett) even sang a song from his home land in his native language.

    The Young version of Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen gave an excellent interview as well. Joel Edgerton was asked if Fosters was Austrlian for beer and he replied, " No Fosters is not Australian for beer and yoplait is not French for yogurt." No one likes that beer so they have to advertise it elsewhere. Bonnie Maree Piesse is recording songs for an album and sang a few verses for the audiance.

    Do not read this if you dont like spoilers but Yoda does look awesome holding a lightsaber and look like he was gonna kick some tail.

    Lots of girls were screaming over Hayden Christensen ( Anakin Skywalker) and Anthony Daniels ( C3PO) was avoiding the young gals wanting to ask him questions. When some got the chance they didn't get to finish their question of asking him out...it was funny.

    A Lot of the art work going into this digital film is excellent and one bit of advise Rick MaCallum gave was to see this movie on a digital screen. It was asked if the digital and film versions aer gonna be differnet and he indicated yes they would.
    dreta@kscable.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 May 2002 | 8:03 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan Reports:
    I attended the Celebration 2 events Sat. only. I did get the George Sacul figure and while in line bought a autograph coupon from someone who was there Fri. Next came a bad mistake. I entered the Carrie Fisher line to get my figure signed because those were the two reasons for going. I should have got Sacul and more like the other greedy folks were doing . I wanted the figs and to get more autographs on mine. I am doing the if you have nothing nice to say thing here , but here's what she was doing. Signing for a few minutes then taking long breaks and as a result the line never moved. Making the decision not to waste the day on her I went and got the other 11 or so signed . ( I was at least smart enough to bring alternates in case of not being able to get her and Billy Dee) Well I got the rest signed and all the Celebs were quite pleasant. I wish they could have given some of that to Carrie!

    The room with actual ILM props was amazing , seeing a huge Jedi Starfighter in person was awesome. Also the display set up by Cloud City left me feeling like my personal collection was worthless!! It was very nostalgic and breath-taking. I flashed back to all the Christamas and Birthday's I ever had as a kid. The Hasbro display was also something to look at. I took 137 pics so if anyone wants to see something in particular drop me a line. Watching them sculpt Allya Secura was quite interesting. I think the biggest dissapointment was the Vendors putting ultra-high prices on things you can get much cheaper either through e-bay or even a local comic shop. The greatest thrill was the fans troops, the time , money and thought that went into many of the costumes was simply incredible. All in all I had a great expirence ( Except for the Carrie Fisher debacle) and only later heard many horror stories from other fans on what a female dog she really is in real life. Too bad she doesn't realize it's people like us who made her what she is today.

    As far as the extra Sacul I have there is nothing I really want to trade, I basically have everything I want since they started production again so please don't bombard me with e-mail unless it's something really sweet. Sounds selfish but it was utter hell standing in all the lines starting at 6:30 am til almost 9 when I got in the place. That is all for now good luck and MTFBWY. P.S. I met up with a friend who works with Wizards of the coast and he promised he'd get me more of ol' George on Sunday 4 at the most , however I have yet to hear from him. If he comes through Sandtroopers not E-Pay will be the first to know.
    c.spice@worldnet.att.net


    Posted by: Tracy | 7 May 2002 | 6:21 EDT
    Spoken for.....
    Hi Troops,

    Thanks for the TREMENDOUS response to the post for my extra Jorg Sacul figures. They have all now been spoken for, but I would like to thank everyone who responded for their kind words and encouragement. I just couldn't stand seeing all of the posts going up for auctions when I knew there would be hundreds of people out there who would not even have a chance to get at one of these without ponying up a HUGE sum of money. It is a totally unfair and unethical practice that undermines us as a collecting community. It also creates a false economic situation, creating scarcity and running up the prices on things that should not cost us the rent. (Also, see 'Toy Fair Vader'--Thanks a bunch Sir Steve, you and your ilk are real cool......................Batteries my foot.) I'm just trying to help out people who share the same passion for this hobby as I do, not get rich and retire on it. That's not what it was about when I was a five year old kid and opened my very first Darth Vader figure, it's not what it's about now, and that's not what it will be about EVER. Anyway, all I'm trying to say is, keep the faith troops! This is a great hobby and only we can keep it that way.

    MTFBWY!

    Brian

    Outstanding Brian!!! I could not have said it better myself!! Thanks for being a True Fan.


    Posted by: Tracy | 6 May 2002 | 23:10 EDT
    Sci-Fi
    Hey everyone!! Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. Sci-Fi is airing the Star Wars fan movies on Sunday night at 7 or 8 central time. Check your tv guides for the exact time. Its a good opportunity to see all your favorites and get them on tape, for those of you who still have VCR'S like myself.
    Only 10 more days.......The Force is strong!!!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 22:49 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    I just left 3 Padme's with the mole variation at the KB Toys in Lakeline Mall. For being a Rare figure I am finding lots of them.
    tbeck2@austin.rr.com


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 22:48 EDT
    Trooper Dsoll Reports:
    Dsoll here and just want to put in my two cents about C2. It was an
    incredible experience and I'm already looking forward to C3. It was great running into a few friends and just talking SW to like minded individuals.

    The lines were killers, but we all knew that ahead of time. The Rick
    McCallum (spelling?) Spectacular was just that. And the Spiderman/Yoda trailer was out of this world. One of the best little surpises was the play The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 minutes. It was hysterical and very loyal to the movies. I was able to trade/buy to get most of the stuff I want and left very satisfied. There was a ton of other great opportunities and it was worth the all-night ride on the Greyhound to get there.

    Anyway, I got my 2 Jorg Sacul figs and want to trade one for a 12" biker scout on speeder bike. It does not have to be in box, but it does have to be complete. If you want to make me an offer for something else, I'm willing to listen. I also have a loose Obi-Wan spirit from the cinema scene box that I'd throw in or trade for something else if anyone wants. Any takers? LMK,
    dsoll@execpc.com


    ps. Thank you to Sandtroopers for all the super trades I've been able to make because of this site. Can't wait another 10 days!!!

    Thanks for the kind words! It's good to get some feedback about C2 that hasn't really been reported about yet like the play.


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 22:39 EDT
    Trooper Jim Reports:
    Just got back from Wal-Mart this morning to get Trooper Anthony a Tie Bomber to mail to him in Atlanta. Happened to check the action figures again and was pleased to find two Count Dooku Dark Lord and one Anakin Hangar Duel, so check out your local store! It looks like one Count Dooku per case. These had been freshly opened with the paper sheet protectors still on the figures. Price for each is $5.88. Man, it's a GREAT time...Spidey's kicking box office butt like Darth Maul with a migraine...everyone back in the action figure hunt...and AOTC coming on like a juggernaut!
    bjk@bhsga.com


    Posted by: Tracy | 6 May 2002 | 21:10 EDT
    Trooper Brian is a heck of a guy.....
    First of all, I would like to give kudos to Trooper Brian for getting me a Celebration 2 figure. Its kindness and generosity like his that makes this site what it is....now, I am not the only lucky one....Brian informs me he has four additional Sacul figs to sell at his cost plus shipping...yep, thats right!!! The first four people to send him an email request will get one. Now Brian could have easily sold these on ebay for a lot of money or kept them to trade and increase his collection!! But being the TRUE STAR WARS FAN and DEDICATED SANDTROOPER that he is, he is willing to forgo personal gain to help those less fortunate than himself...this is what this site is all about. Now for some reason I cannot get the email link to work so you will have to write his email addy down and manually email him....good luck troops!!

    brianlustig@mac.com


    Posted by: George | 6 May 2002 | 19:46 EDT
    From AOL Entertainment:
    From AOL's entertainment section and EW.com comes an interesting click thru link, Click HERE for some E-II exclusive photos and behind the scenes info. Be aware of some mild spoilers ahead.


    Posted by: Jason | 6 May 2002 | 13:36 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Vader's armor by piece-meal - TheForce.net's Episode III page features a brief discussing of Episode III, including some origins of Darth Vader's armor (at bottom of the linked page).

    Yoda in action - Episode-X has a short narrative regarding Yoda's action scenes in Episode II, spoilers certainly apply here! If that isn't enough, they also have the footage from the film in .MOV format right at the site too!

    Qui-Gon Wave pictures at SirSteve's - Head over to SirSteve's for the images of the four new figures.

    Q&A with Hasbro - The folks over at theJawa.com have a super run-down of some of the frequently-asked questions that have been on many of our minds, including the Battle Droid varaition and AOTC background inserts.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • New Diorama-Rama at TheJawa.com, ends 5/11.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs an AOTC Slave I!
  • Make a post at JundlandWastes.com between now and next Monday night for a shot at an AOTC Royal Guard. So head on over and good luck to all!
  • Pegwarmer is giving away 3 POTJ figures: Teebo, Maul Sith Apprentice and Rebel Trooper. Post in their forums to enter, ends May 10.
  • A "Final Fantasy" site called Final Fantasy Vaults is giving away a Count Dooku basic figure as part of their "OFF TOPIC GIVEAWAY." Post on their Forums to enter!
  • Echotrooper.com has a TRU Australian exclusive 2002 Star Wars Saga figure poster to give away, ends 7am EDT on 5/9.
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
  • Don't forget our own contest here here at Sandtroopers.com for a chance to win 70 Episode I film cels!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 6 May 2002 | 12:57 EDT
    Rick McCallum talks E2 & 1st Trilogy DVD at C2.
    This newsbit is being reported at www.filmthreat.com

    "...Rick McCallum then fielded questions from the audience. There were the usual geeky and uncomfortable questions about minutiae which Rick politely answered. Here's a basic synopsis of what he said:
    - Rick implied that "Episode II" would be released on DVD in "the normal pattern." Translation: November. In addition, they have been working on the DVD for the past two years.
    - The original trilogy, "Hope," "Empire," "Jedi," will be released on DVD after "Episode III" because "there's a lot George wants to add."
    - Rick encouraged fans to become pro-active on the internet with regard to the way films are exhibited. McCallum would like to see theaters switching over to digital by the time "Episode III" hits in 2005.
    - With regard to "Episodes 7, 8 and 9," Rick says this really is a 12 hour film, and while George Lucas plans to make other kinds of "film and television" after completing this trilogy, he encouraged fans to "...write to George. Use the power of the internet..."





    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 10:25 EDT
    NEW Awesome Giveaway for the Troops!
    Yes sir! We have a giveaway that can only be done sandtroopers style...

    Our giveaway is for a set of film cels from Episode 1! These aren't the cels that came from the widescreen vhs sets, but these were actually cut straight from the reel. Highlights include all major characters, gungan battle, Theed, the 20th cetury fox logo and more! Did I mention how many cels you get? How about over 70! Drop me a line and I'll get your name in the hat.

    This giveaway couldn't have been made possible without the help of one of our great spys! He has taken great risk to retrieve the goods and he is commended for his success. Thanks! (You know who you are)
    Enter contest here


    Posted by: Steve | 6 May 2002 | 10:23 EDT
    News from Celebration: Zahn will be returning to Star Wars Galaxy!
    Hey Troops, I am just getting back online from my weekend in Indy (no laptop to take with me). I got there Thursday and didn't get back until late last night. It was a good time, but I am not going to get too much into all the stuff that was there. What I want to talk about is what my main interest here at Sandtroopers focusses on, novels! I went to two forum style discussion and question and answer sessions with Authors and reps from Del Ray and Lucasfilm. They discussed the New Jedi Order and all lines of Star Wars books. Some of the more interesting news: as many of you may already know, there will be 19 books in the NJO series. The final book in the series, authored by James Luceno, will be titled The Unifying Force. We can also look for Luke and Leia finding out more about their father's fall to the Dark Side. And finally, perhaps the biggest news of all, Timothy Zahn will be returning to write two novels in the Star Wars galaxy. One of these is definitely a prequel era novel, the other will most likely be as well since all of the authors for NJO are already signed. Del Ray does have the Star Wars license until 2005 and the NJO ends next year, so look for other new story lines to be coming after NJO. However, at this time Del Ray had nothing to say about life after NJO.


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 9:57 EDT
    Trooper Rob Reports:
    Just wondering if anyone out there could hook me up with a C2 Jorg Sacul figure. I would make it worth your while if it's MOMC.
    robert438@sympatico.ca

    This will be the last C2 figure request that we post on our mainpage. All other C2 figure request can be posted in the Jorg Sacul Section at our community forums.


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 9:39 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan Reports:
    I just returned from Celebration 2 today and I am preparing my full report as we speak. Actually working on the pics. Look for my entire Saturday report, soon real soon.
    c.spice@att.net


    Posted by: Zack | 6 May 2002 | 9:36 EDT
    Trooper Jeff Reports:
    Hi Troops- I have an extra EP II Royal Guard MOC. The front is great, the back has a bubble crease and another surface crease towards the bottom that is in an arc-probably from the bubble as well. If anyone has a mint(bubble creases on the back are ok), unopened Anakin Hanger Duel, Dexter with insert, or Genosian Warrior with insert and would like to trade please let me know. Thanks!
    butikoferj@hotmail.com


    Posted by: George | 6 May 2002 | 7:53 EDT
    Trooper Giancarlo Lopez reports:
    Hey Troopers, Yesterday I walked into Sam's Club and discovered something differently new. I saw 3 Lays tins depicting SW characters. It is a series of three, the first is the story of anakin and has images of Anakin/Vader from all 5 films. The second one is jedi heroes and it has jedi and sith characters from all 5 films. And the third is called droids and clones, and you guessed it, it has droids and clones from all 5 films. Each tin comes with three 7oz. bags (3D cheese Ruffles, Cheettos or Nacho cheese doritos) and they are priced at 7.99 each. They are kinda neat, to store loose figures or Legos. On another note, after much hunting I have been unable to locate a TIE Bomber. If any trooper out there can hook me up with one, I would really appreacite it.
    Thanks troops,
    Giancarlo Lopez

    I've seen those tins at Target as well and they are really cool.


    Posted by: George | 6 May 2002 | 7:48 EDT
    Latest News Post from Kebco Toys :
    Kebco Toys now has the EP2 AOTC Count Dooku wave, Luke Bespin wave and the Royal Guard wave In-Stock and ready to ship!!! All figures priced at $7.91, we don't raise the price on Count Dooku and Yoda - Individual Figures and Cases are available.

    Ask about our Exclusive "One of Every Figure" Club

    Also Pre-Order the Endor Rebel Soldier wave due 05/14/2002, Djas Puhr wave due 05/21/2002 and the Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter wave due 05/28/2002

    Visit Kebco Toys today and the entire year for all of your EP2 AOTC figures.


    Posted by: Jason | 6 May 2002 | 0:18 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Reading TV Guide - TheForce.net shows us the three versions of the May 11th Star Wars issue cover, and instructions on ordering all three now directly.

    Sam's Club Frito-Lay Chip Tins - ArtoosNews has the details on these nice metal tins, each featuring artwork of a character from all five Star Wars films!

    Leia - Unleashed, work-in-progress photos - Rebelscum.com presents four photos from the activities at Celebration 2, showcasing the Slave Leia prototype.

    2002 Publications Listing - The folks at DSP.com have posted a very comprehensive listing of the novels, books, stories on audio, and comics to be printed this year!

    AOTC Battle Footage Online - The crew over at Episode-X.com have two AOTC mpegs to view along with some other goodies, including dialogue clips.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • New Diorama-Rama at TheJawa.com, ends 5/11.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs an AOTC Slave I!
  • Make a post at JundlandWastes.com between now and next Monday night for a shot at an AOTC Royal Guard. So head on over and good luck to all!
  • A "Final Fantasy" site called Final Fantasy Vaults is giving away a Count Dooku basic figure as part of their "OFF TOPIC GIVEAWAY." Post on their Forums to enter!
  • Echotrooper.com has a TRU Australian exclusive 2002 Star Wars Saga figure poster to give away, ends 7am EDT on 5/9.
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 5 May 2002 | 23:49 EDT
    Update, including BRAND NEW figures, from

    EPISODE 2 RESTOCK: We will have more Count Dooku, Yoda, and Anakin Hanger Duel figures in stock in around 2 - 5 days when our shipment arrives! We will have about 8 more brand new figures arriving in under 2 weeks as well! Sandtroopers.com will let you all know first HERE!
    Other New Great Arrivals - GUNDAM, MACROSS: Yamato's Brown VF-1A, Bandai VF-1S and VF-1J, DAI GANDER (sequel to Web Diver), JAPANESE BEAST WARS, BANDAI ITEMS (Rahxephon model kit, Black Gao King figures in stock from Gao Rangers, Power Rangers & Kamen Rider).
    Check out our pre-order menu and all orders ship with $4.99 flat-rate! bigbadtoystore.com Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 5 May 2002 | 23:41 EDT
    My buddy AmShak from TheBothanSpy.com with some new stuff at TBS:
    Hey Guys, In honor of the silver anniversary and in the spirit of the special editions of the original trilogy, we are updating our diorama section by recreating the Cantina's images. Better images, new scenes and new characters that were left out of the current version. I will also be adding PICS of the construction and the materials I used to create it. Before we create the new section, we are asking everyone to stop by and add there comments. tell us what you would like to see... what we may have forgotten. There will be many updates over the weekend but the scene by scene recreation of the movie is up and ready for viewing. I hope that everyone stops by and lets me know what they think and if you could pass along the info to your readers, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brian (AmShak)
    Use this link to check the Cantina out! thebothanspy.com


    Posted by: Zack | 5 May 2002 | 14:15 EDT
    Trooper Djah805 Reports:
    Couldn't post for awhile due to a router problem. Wal-Mart here in southern Georgia seems to be the place with the best assortment of EP2 figures, however when we went to K-Mart yesterday, they had several Dexter Jettster not found at any other local stores yet. Also K-mart had the two harder-to-find Playskool sets, Stompin' Wampa and Fast Through the Forest, each at only $7.88. May not be on everyone's want list, but at that price you get some nice caricatures of old favorites. Also still a good number of Tie Bombers and Snowspeeders at the Valdosta, Georgia Wal-Mart on St. Augustine Road, but they are on the top shelves.

    Does anyone know if all the single AOTC figures will come both with and without the insert backing cards? For a collector, it is a little annoying that Hasbro seems to have "created" an intentional variant market. Still, the figures are some of the best ever and I'm counting down to the 16th! Thanks for any help. The force remains strong.
    bjk@bhsga.com

    The first 16 AOTC figures come both with and without the inserts. All the ones following those are without. If you're a variation hunter, it'll definately set you back a few doolars.


    Posted by: Zack | 5 May 2002 | 14:11 EDT
    Trooper Anthony Reports:
    Hello Troopers, I am in desperate need of a TIE BOMBER if anyone out there has a spare in mint condition that would be willing to sell at cost plus shipping please let me know at estamponi@msn.com. I have not been able to find one and would gladly appreciate it. I live in the Atlanta area so if this helps great again I am willing to pay for shipping.

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

    Benjamin Franklin
    Historical review of Pennsylvania, 1759

    E Pluribus Unim
    God Bless America


    Posted by: George | 4 May 2002 | 14:54 EDT
    Trooper Leigh S ask:
    Hi George, Where and how did you get these tickets??? Please tell us all. :)
    Leigh. S

    They were aquired at the Rosemount Marcus Theater @ Carrusel Way in Rosemount, MN.


    Posted by: George | 4 May 2002 | 14:44 EDT
    For those who have yet to see it:
    Here I bring a close up picture of WM exclusive and sort of elusive Tie-Bomber's cockpit. We do have several shots on the Tie Bomber but this one turned out a little better, and of course how the shot was taken is such a tight place. Thanks Maribell (my sister) for taking the picture. I'm firing a flash right on front of the cockpit's window. Note that for web use the picture don't do justice to the original one.




    Posted by: Zack | 4 May 2002 | 11:11 EDT
    Trooper Donna Reports:
    Hi, Donna from So. Cal. here. Went to TRU at lunch on Friday and found the 12" Exclusive Mace Windu there for $19.99. So troops, they are starting to hit at retail stores. Of course, based on posts I have read, I ordered the Mace and Ultimate Jango Fett online from TRU on Thursday night with the four coupon codes to get $25.00 off. I got the discount but then I tried to put in the coupon code to get the free EP1 Widescreen VHS Box Set but it would not take it. Has anybody had success in using all 5 coupons based on just purchasing the two items as I have? Happy Hunting to all.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 4 May 2002 | 11:09 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    I'm still looking for c2 exclusive figure and count dooku also walamrt exclusive tie bomber and snowspeeder. Email me at onebigk@aol.com I have some stuff for trade.
    Onebigk@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 3 May 2002 | 23:41 EDT
    Update from

    Hi, Here is a quick update from BigBadToyStore.com about new items in stock!
    EPISODE 2: We have received Count Dooku, Yoda, Anakin Hanger Duel, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter. We have restocked: Jango Fett, Taun We, Luminara, Royal Guard and we have many other figures in stock! We have received 8 more collection 2 figures - including: Dexter Jettster, Geonosian Warrior, Tusken Raider, Captain Typho, Ploo Koon, Shaak Ti, Battle Droid, Boba Fett. The 12" Figures have also arrived - Obi-Wan, Clone Trooper, Anakin. Most of the other figures are also in stock - both singly and in sets!
    ROBOTS IN DISGUISE , BANDAI USA GUNDAM ACTION FIGURES , BANDAI USA GUNDAM KITS , WILD FORCE POWER RANGERS , DRAGONBALL Z , PROWL BUST : The Prowl Bust from Hard Hero is now in stock - another great looking bust! $44.99, RICK HUNTER MINI-BUST : Toynami enters the bust market with this mini-bust release - Roy Fokker is due out next - $29.99 each, MACROSS : BANDAI VF-1J AND VF-1S are In Stock!, BLUE BOX , SIDESHOW , SPIDERMAN , BEAST WARS : We have 5 old beast wars basics going on the site later tonight - Airazor, Snapper, Armordillo, Insecticon & Razorclaw!, DREAMWAVE COMICS : We have received the 2nd edition cover of Transformers issue #1 and also have a few more of the first run books in stock. We will carry #2 and the rest as they are released, MOVIE MANIACS : We have a few more Series 4 Movie Maniac figurs in stock - Freddy, Terminator, Blair Witch, Candyman & More, ZOIDS
    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out all the new items! Thanks! - Joel Boblit www.bigbadtoystore.com With great prices, low flat-rate shipping and suberb service, you can't go wrong at BBTS.com - J.


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 23:33 EDT
    Trooper Baldrick Reports:
    Just got my invitation to the Mothers Day screening of AOTC at the United Artist Continental Theatre in Denver. This is a charity event for the prevention of child abuse and Kempe does some very good work. I hope every one that can attends this pre screening. I was not able to attend the C2 but I will take this in instead and give any troopers interested a little review( not that it would make any difference) if they so request. Thanks.
    Baldrik747@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 23:32 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Master Perez Reports:
    Greetings Fellow Sandtroopers. I will get right to the point! Are you interested in any of the MASTER REPLICAS items? www.masterreplicas.com(IE. Luke's Lightsaber, Han Solo's Blaster & future items) Well, have I found a deal for you! How would you like any of their items for the regular price plus get the CASE (Priced at $50) for FREE. That's right FREE! For the past 12 years I have purchased my Star Wars comics from COMICS PLUS (lunatix@eticomm.net), which is located in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

    Ron & Chris are the men in charge at COMICS PLUS and they have made this offer to me and anyone else that I can steer their way. These guys are awesome and have taken good care of me & my Star Wars needs. My collection consists mainly of 3 ¾ inch figures and for the first time ever I am going to make a big $$$ purchase(Luke's Lightsaber). If interested please contact me or better yet contact the guys at COMICS PLUS (lunatix@eticomm.net). Remember to mention that Jedi Master Harry Perez sent you in order to get the FREE case with your MASTER REPLICAS order. I issue a call to arms to all my fellow Jedi!!! We must be armed with our Lightsabers and Blasters in order to properly defend The Republic! Feel The Force!
    jedi05@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 23:17 EDT
    Trooper R4_M9 Reports:
    I have three count dookus for trade. My wants list will be posted in the forums. Let me know either by posting or emailing me at r4_m9@hotmail.com.


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Hey all...MAN, those Fx-7 wave figures went FAST!!! I have only Inperial officers not spoken for.I have around 5-6 left If anyone is interested.6.35 a fig(tax+5.99) and shipping..LMK troops...I'm glad to see so much interest in collecting...I guess I've been around the site for a few years now and when I was out of commision with my back, it 's great to see the collecting is stronger than ever...Makes you get all choked up...lol heheheheh....

    Alrighty...gotta go( OH YEAH.....I saw Spiderman last night (long story involving my brother and Carmike Cinemas)anyway, this is the first time I think a "superhero" has ever benn done correctly..the movie follows the Comic history of Spiderman to a tee..Kick Bootie effects also!!!!...go see it!!
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 3 May 2002 | 22:48 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Aayla Secura figure confirmed for release - SirStevesGuide.com has the story and some artwork of this female Twi'lek Jedi.

    Updated Hasbro Product Albums at SirSteve's - See new pictures of this year's products as displayed at Celebration 2.

    "Vote now. Vote now. Vote..." - Go to StarWars.Hasbro.com and vote for Fan's Choice Number 4! Choices are: General Rieekan - The Empire Strikes Back; Nym - Expanded Universe; Rebel Soldier in Scout Trooper Disguise - Return of the Jedi; Imperial Dignitary - Return of the Jedi; and Stormtrooper - McQuarrie Concept Design.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • The Jawa is giving away either one or both AOTC Speeders (prize dependant on site poll results), ends 5/4.
  • Pegwarmer.com has an AOTC Yoda and Kit Fisto in their current giveaway, post in the PegWarmer.com Forums before 5/3 for your chance to win.
  • The Jawa has a new version of their "Diorama-rama" contest as well, including new "add your own caption" concept.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • Enter to win your choice of either a new Episode II AOTC Jango Fett's Slave I, AOTC Jango Fett & AOTC Boba Fett - all 3 items unopened -OR- a set of all 6 new Simpsons series 8 figures, all unopened. To enter, simply send an email to them!
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs an AOTC Slave I!
  • Make a post at JundlandWastes.com between now and next Monday night. So head on over and good luck to all!
  • A "Final Fantasy" site called Final Fantasy Vaults is giving away a Count Dooku basic figure as part of their "OFF TOPIC GIVEAWAY." Post on their Forums to enter!
  • Echotrooper.com has a TRU Australian exclusive 2002 Star Wars Saga figure poster to give away, ends 7am EDT on 5/9.
  • Space in the City Sweepstakes 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (thanks Uncle George for finding this great contest!).
  • StarWarsSource.net is giving away three copies of Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 !, ends 5/31.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 22:37 EDT
    Trooper Qui-George Reports:
    Qui-George from Kansas City here. TRU got the Bespin wave today.(Vader, Luke, Jango Fett final battle, and Mace Windu Geonosian Rescue). It as a nice surprise after getting my Episode II movie tickets this morning. Hope this helps!!
    gfalls4@earthlink.net


    Posted by: George | 3 May 2002 | 21:41 EDT
    For those who asked:
    I did not ''framed'' my movie tickets as mentioned in the post below, I used Adobe Photo Elements for the virtual frame. This is a veeeeeery user friendly program at a fraction of Photoshop's price. I DO NOT manipulate my images. I just do slight croppings with them for web use, I DO NOT believe in digital darkroom; Outdated am I, but Ansel Adams wouldn't be as famous as he is today using Photoshop; I rather go with the real dodging and burning from the darkroom. Still for those interested Adobe Photo Elements is a choice to go considering the price and ease of use.


    Posted by: Tracy | 3 May 2002 | 19:33 EDT
    SWAMPTROOPER REPORT
    Hello everyone!! Well all is good down south in "DA BOOT". Still plenty of ATOC figs for everyone, well the commons anyway. I guess I was lucky to pick up ol' Dooku when I did. Wal-Marts still have the Snow Speeder and Tie Bomber but every store has them on the top shelves so...LOOK UP!! I found a good deal at Walden Books inside Cortana Mall, I got the EP1 Lithograph collection by Doug Chaing originally priced at $60 marked down to $8!! Wow, what a great bunch of pictures for framing. Also, my beautiful wife brought home two different ATOC boxes of cereal made by General Mills she picked up at Wal-Mart so those of you who collect the odds and ends, go check it out. One more thing, I am not sure if it has been posted yet but sirstevesguide has a link to amazon.com where you can (when its all said and done) get a 12" TRU exclusive ATOC Mace Windu and 12" Jango fett for $40. There is a list of promo codes (which I have if you need them) to get the price this low, you basically get Mace for free!! And if thats not enough, if you act before May 5th, you can also get a FREE Widescreen version of EP1. Just follow the sirstevesguide link and save save save!! Good LUKE!! I mean LUCK
    MTFBWY ATOC is gonna ROCK!!!!


    Posted by: George | 3 May 2002 | 17:47 EDT
    I GOT 'EM, I GOT 'EM.......
    Yes troops, they are available for advance sale, check your local theaters for availability before they are gone. I got mines today for myself and a garrison of six mini troopers; They will have NO SCHOOL on the 16th, that's our day as we did for E-1. We'll be attending the first 12:15 PM show yeeeeepie!! Here I show my ticket ''framed'' :o).




    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 3 May 2002 | 15:09 EDT
    8 Minutes of AOTC being shown at C2! -News posted at The Force.net:
    "Rick McCallum is screening all week an amazing technical reel of Episode II. Eight minutes of the film, all digitally projected on a certified DLP digital projector. I (Josh) have to say one thing, it is absolutely amazing. The colors are billiant and so clear. The footage was full of spoilers, which I'll talk about shortly in another post.
    There is most definitely a significant jump between the visuals of the current theater and the next generation technology. Rick said that there will be only 90 theaters in the country showing the film this way, and that it was a shame. I agree, though the sound wasn't set up properly for the screening, so while adequate, it felt out of place considering the amazing things we were seeing on screen. An amazing techinal demonstration of the new projection system.

    More shortly from the Celebration floor!..."

    More at THE FORCE.NET


    Posted by: George | 3 May 2002 | 14:32 EDT
    A Tie-Bomber from trooper Chuck please:
    ''I am hoping someone can help me out. I'm looking for one of the the new TIE Bombers and am having no luck. I know there are a lot of SandTroopers in the Baltimore area, and I was hoping one of them would help me out by picking one up for me, or helping me locate one. Willing to pay a smallbounty for the hunter that brings me back a TIE Bomber. Thanks in advance''. Chuck


    Posted by: George | 3 May 2002 | 13:48 EDT
    Lando Calrissian flying from Bespin to Puerto Rico:
    Our loyal trooper and old time buddy Rafy Vazquez from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico was gentle enough to provide with the images below. As a member of the press Rafy admits having a great deal of fun but at the same time complaints about the lack of organization from the event organizers, especially for those who wanted to cover their respective assignments.








    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 10:50 EDT
    Trooper Keith Reports:
    I'm looking for as many of the Jurassic Park "Military General" figures as I can find. I need them for customizing and they can be found at Target, Toys R Us, and K-Mart on clearance for about $3.99 a piece. I will gladly pay cost plus shipping so email me at masterjedi@carolina.rr.com if you can find some of these for me. Also, can anyone help me find the light up Qui-Gon Jinn figures at Wal-Mart? Surely they're have to be some collecting dust at Wal-Mart if anybody knows of some. I also need bubbles for customizing as well, so all you openers can send me those bubbles if you're gonna trash them! Please let me know...



    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 10:47 EDT
    Trooper Brad Reports:
    I was wondering if someone would be able to pick up an autographed photo from the Celebration for me ( Fisher 1 ). I was one day too late to order it through Wattographs and would be willing to negotiate a fee for picking up the autograph for me, since I will not be attending.
    darksidecollector@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 May 2002 | 10:45 EDT
    News from TPU...
    I have just updated TPU with scans of the 1st issue of the UK comic adaption of AOTC. Also details of the Collectors Special out in the UK May 9th, the Lego postcard freebie from the comic... And the main comic freebie, the Merlin AOTC sticker album... Which includes an image of what could be the Millennium Falcon in AOTC!
    http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html

    The Private Univeerse is a cool site, you should check them out.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 3 May 2002 | 8:17 EDT
    AOTC footage on FOX last night...
    Did everyone see JEDI on Fox last night with the intro by C-3PO and R2? Do you think they gave away too much about AOTC? I am undecided!


    Posted by: Jason | 2 May 2002 | 18:12 EDT
    Trooper Eric B. has Aurra Sing Masterpiece for sale or trade:
    I have 1 aurra sing masterpiece collection figure for sale or trade. the cost was 21.59 plus shipping. Hope this can help someone out. Would trade for 12inch figures of TC-14 or Sandtrooper (diamond exclusive)or Greedo (JCPenneys). Anyone intrested let me know. Eric eric_bar@msn.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 13:40 EDT
    News from Hal Wamsley (The R2 shooting Jawa from STAR WARS)


    "As I'm sure you are aware that there was a rumor going around about Kenny Baker coming over a table at me at a past convention. Well as of the Pittsburgh Comiccon, Renee, the promoter heard from Kenny himself that the Internet rumors were false. He also said that he and I have never exchanged any harsh words and He even posed for a few photos with me and the other "Star Wars" actors that were at that show. I am sending you a copy of those photos. Please let it be known that the rumors are false. I would really appreciate your help on this matter. Sincerely,"
    Hal Wamsley
    Hal's official website





    Posted by: George | 2 May 2002 | 11:54 EDT
    DO NOT scratch those K-MART Cards:
    Just thought I would let you know how to NOT scratch those K-mart cards and find out what the savings is. The UPC code at the bottom of the card is different for each item.
    For example:
    If the UPC ends in 1069 you get the buy 3 figures and get a deluxe free. The others that I have found are as follows. Ending in 1067 - buy the Life game and get the puzzle, 1068 - but two figures and get a free basic lightsaber, & 11410 is the $2 off any legos coupon.
    Hope this helps!
    Charlie

    Thanks a lot for the heads up Charlie!!!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Brian's Toys at C2 and AOTC figures:
    Brian's Toys will be at C2 all weekend, so be sure to stop by and tell them that you are from Sandtroopers!!!! Brian's has AOTC figures and variants in stock, so be sure to head on over see see what you may not have gotten yet!
    Brianstoys


    Brianstoys


    Posted by: George | 2 May 2002 | 10:21 EDT
    From the folks @ Hollywood.com:
    One Grand Prize winner will receive a 3-night trip for 2 to New York City to experience the extraordinary exhibit, “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The Prize package also includes roundtrip airfare and accommodations for two at one of the Hilton Family Hotels, a World Yacht dinner cruise, tickets to the Empire State Building observation deck, tickets to Grayline's All Loops Bus Tour, tickets for a Broadway show, and an X-box video game system with Star Wars: Obi Wan and Star Wars: Star Fighter Special Edition games. Enter Today for a galaxy of great prizes!

    Also stunt coordinator Nick Gillard reveals the inspiration behind the different Jedi fighting styles..


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 10:12 EDT
    Sandtrooper Kevin reports:
    "If anyone has an extra Count Dooku or Yoda to trade, please let me know. They're the only two of the AOTC figures out right now, barring some variations, that I haven't seen at retail. Actually during Midnight Madness another collector let me scope out the new Yoda, but he got to it first... and everybody was being so cool to each other; it was all good. I'd also be happy to buy them... I don't want to pay too much more than retail, but I can understand a premium for these. It'd be great if somebody said, "sure thing ol' buddy I'll pick you up a C2 figure", too. And if anybody has an extra Toyfare Vader they'd like to trade for anything here, or the new Luke, Vader,basic Mace or Qui Gon, that would be great too. I have the following to trade... I guess I've seen a lot of these still around since they're not Dooku and Yoda:
    Boba w/ insert early prod. #13441; R2 w indented (sneak preview) leg variation; Luminara w/ stickers covering "removeable" and "cloak";Royal Guard;Tuan We;Dexter w/ insert;Deluxe Mace w/ or w/out foot holes;any common figs., and last time I looked all inserts
    I'm pretty sure I can go get multiples of each of these if needed. Last time I checked there were two or three of each fig. I listed. Also lmk if there's anything in particular you're looking for trade.
    Thx Sandtroopers!"

    Kev in NC


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 10:07 EDT
    Sandtrooper John reports:
    "Hi troops,
    Just thought you'd want to know (if you haven't already) that the Count is not a rare figure. He's just in a latter assortment so there aren't too many at retail yet. I found 6 the other day at a Walgreens in Newton Center, MA. They also had Yoda. If they've got 'em there they'll be everywhere soon!
    -John


    Sorry for posting this late John, the account your mail went to is one that I hardly use. I will make the address change on the site. My e-mail is supposed to be: darthcrypt@sandtroopers.com...Thanks!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 8:52 EDT
    Better than EMPIRE???
    How epic is E2 going to be????




    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 8:32 EDT
    12" Ki Adi Mundi
    Echo Trooper has a pic of the 12" Ki Adi Mundi, zip over and check out the details!


    PS: Happy BIRTHDAY to HAM YOYO from the Sandtroopers crew!!!


    Posted by: George | 2 May 2002 | 8:25 EDT
    Trooper Komix needs some help:
    Our Loyal trooper José A.K.A. Komix from the Canary Islands needs some help to get the Jorg Sacul figure. Komix is willing to buy at cost plus shipping and or trade for a MOMB Exlusive C-3PO from the Jedi-Con that took place in Europe in 2001; Anyone interested in lending a helping hand can contact Komix @ swtenerife@swtenerife.com or visit his site @ http://www.swtenerife.com Komix is an excelent trader and has the stamp of approval from Sandtroopers.com.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 2 May 2002 | 8:20 EDT
    Carbon Freeze Chamber $10.99?????
    SWFAN.WIZARDS.COM has the Carbon Freeze Chamber for $10.99 (if you are a member, other wise it is: $12.99) Still a GREAT deal!!


    Posted by: Zack | 2 May 2002 | 8:19 EDT
    Scott with giveaway news...
    Thought you might be interested to know we're giving away one of the TRU posters that was exclusive to Australia for midnight madness. Visit www.echotrooper.com to enter


    Posted by: Zack | 2 May 2002 | 8:16 EDT
    Trooper Sony Reports:
    Hi! To anyone that is going to the Celebration 2 this weekend , I have a MIB Tie Bomber and want to trade for either a Target MIB Y Wing or B Wing. I know the Bomber just came out, but I know for a fact the price for that vehicle will go up fast. If you are interested, contact me @ flat_tux@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 2 May 2002 | 8:12 EDT
    Trooper Brian Reports:
    Just saw the post from spiceowan looking for a list of CII guests.
    There is a listing on the Indyknights homepage: www.Indyknights.com or you can go directly to their Celebration 2 page at: http://www.indyknights.com/c2faq.shtml The times, directions to the convention center, and the itinereary for the con is all there.

    There is also a pretty good listing of other stuff to do in Indy in case you get bored... YEAH RIGHT!!!!

    Anyway, I'm not sure how accurate it is, but there you have it...Hope this helps!
    BrianLustig@mac.com


    Posted by: George | 2 May 2002 | 8:06 EDT
    Trooper Moxy reports from the other side of the pond:
    ''George and troopers, haven't contacted the site for a while as no decent news to tell. The US always seems to be way ahead in regard to releases and price. The 12inch figures when out will be $40 over here, but hey whats money !!. The reason for my e-mail is that a local shop, in Derby the Midlands, is selling the Han Solo & Luke Skywalker 12" European (Swinging Action) for $15 each. Looking at the websites the Han Solo one sells for $75. For postage to the US I'd say $20. So if any one is interested contact me and I'll see what I can do. Please don't ask about the Eophie (?) and Qiu Gon, other here it's $90 and only available in collectors shops.
    Enjoy your move George
    Regards
    Trooper Moxy waiting in anticipation for the AOTC 12 inch range''

    Thanks a lot Moxy, hope you have luck finding those 12 inchers. I don't know if people here in the states or at least in Minnesota have lost interest in the 12'' line; Wherever I go they are doing nothing but warming the shelves.


    Posted by: Zack | 2 May 2002 | 8:04 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    I went by TRU last night and found a ton of the Imperial Officer /FX-7 wave......so I picked up all I could find for any needy troopers out there. I have 45 days to return what I don't keep( which will be 2 of each). Anyway,heres the lowdown......cost: 5.99 plus tax= $6.35...shipping priority mail is $3.50...after 3 figures its just 4.50 for any after that. If you want to ship them first class or whatever let me know ( people opening their figs can go cheaper on the shipping and not worry about card shape) Here is what I grabbed for you troops.....I have 10x Imperial Officers, 4x FX-7, 6x Rebel Fleet Trooper, 2x Amidala Decoy.....alrighty troopers...anyone needing these, email me at HamYoyo1@aol.com......I'll also trade for a few AOTC figures(Yoda, Dooku are needed among others..!) Anyway, George, it's great to be back....thanks for your welcome back email :-)MTFBWY Troops!!!!.....Let Me Know ASAP!!!!!!

    just put a post in for figures available, and thought I might add that as of 12:10 in S.C. it's my birthday!!!...Ill be 29 years way too old!!! Anyway, I was checking out the web and the site and felt inclined to let ya know... :-)let me know if anyone needs the FX-7 wave....TONS to go around!!!!

    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 2 May 2002 | 8:01 EDT
    Need Dooku?
    Hey Troopers, I want to let everyone know that I have a few Dooku's MOC for trade only at this time. You can check this out with my other haves and wants over at the trade page. Thanks everyone!
    JIMSJEDI@aol.com




    Posted by: Jason | 1 May 2002 | 22:38 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    New AOTC toy commercials at StarWars.Hasbro.com - In MPEG format (45 sec is 7.95 MB, 30 sec is 5.41 MB); this is the same one that aired during the special episode of the Simpsons Sunday evening at 7pm on FOX.

    Even more multimedia at the Hasbro site - Anakin Skywalker- Spinning Lightsaber dueling the Reek - Attack Sounds & Stomping Action AND Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter and Jango Fett's Slave I advertisement images in a humorous comic format.

    Return of the Jedi airs Thursday night - Don't forget to tune in to Fox for STAR WARS EPISODE IV: RETURN OF THE JEDI -- SPECIAL EDITION at 8:00pm tomorrow night!

    Sneak Preview Figures - Back In Stock - $7.99 Each. Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones - Now In Stock! 12" Figures Have Arrived, More New Collection 2 Figures! Others Re-Stocked!!! BigBadToyStore has resocked and has many of the harder-to-find E2 figures in-stock now.


    More Amazon.com Coupon Codes - SirStevesGuide.com has codes to let you get a free TRU-exclusive Mace Windu 12" figure when you purchase a 12" Ultimate Jango Fett.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • PowerCollectibles.net starts off May with a new contest for Luke's Snowspeeder and the TIE Bomber vehicles, ends 5/14.
  • The Jawa is giving away either one or both AOTC Speeders (prize dependant on site poll results), ends 5/4.
  • Pegwarmer.com has an AOTC Yoda and Kit Fisto in their current giveaway, post in the PegWarmer.com Forums before 5/3 for your chance to win.
  • The Jawa has a new version of their "Diorama-rama" contest as well, including new "add your own caption" concept.
  • DeathStarPlans.com has the wildest giveaway yet with a Celebration 2 Jorj Sacul figure! To enter, you must be a registered DSP forum member with at least one post. Contest Ends Friday May, 17th at 12 AM.
  • Enter to win your choice of either a new Episode II AOTC Jango Fett's Slave I, AOTC Jango Fett & AOTC Boba Fett - all 3 items unopened -OR- a set of all 6 new Simpsons series 8 figures, all unopened. To enter, simply send an email to them!
  • The Bothan Spy has up for grabs an AOTC Slave I!
  • Make a post at JundlandWastes.com between now and next Monday night. So head on over and good luck to all!
  • A "Final Fantasy" site called Final Fantasy Vaults is giving away a Count Dooku basic figure as part of their "OFF TOPIC GIVEAWAY." Post on their Forums to enter!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 1 May 2002 | 20:22 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan with a query:
    Trooper Spiceowan here, As Celebration 2 is just days away I need a little Trooper help: Does anyone have a list of the Celebs that will be signing autographs, a confirmed list! Or even know where to find one? Also the new Time with Yoda is very good reading. Seems Lucas is under immense pressure not to disappoint. I thought Episode 1 was alright and Yes it could've been better. Who know maybe they'll digitally remaster it and take out Jarjar and turn Jake Lloyd into Haley Joel Osmond !! Don't hold your breath on that one. Good luck Troops and Happy Hunting , Death to Scalpers and all that. Later, Spiceowan c.spice@att.net
    Wattographs has a nice comprehensive listing on their autographs for C2 page, I'm not sure if it's totally up-to-date however. Can anyone come up with a definitive listing? - J.


    Posted by: Jason | 1 May 2002 | 20:03 EDT
    Trooper Eric B. with "HTF" figures for trade or sale:
    Lancaster, NY - I was able to pick up 2 royal guards, 2 taun we and 2 luminara unduli figs. If any troopers need these figures I'm looking to trade or sell they were 5.99 +tax at target. I need R2-B1, TC-14, Admiral Motti, and Leia with commchip. Please email me and let me know. eric_bar@msn.com


    Posted by: Jason | 1 May 2002 | 19:41 EDT
    Trooper Spiceowan reports:
    Trooper Spiceowan reporting. I went into a local TRU today Gurnee Illinois to discover a vast quanity of the Bo-Shek , Teebo and R4-M9! I couldn't belive it , there out they're folks and get them before they are gone. I still think this will be a tough wave to get seeing how E2 is gonna claim that shelf space in weeks to come when they move it back from the front of the stores. Good Luck Troops and I hope to see some of you at Celebration 2!!! Peace Out c.spice@att.net


    Posted by: Steve | 1 May 2002 | 13:59 EDT
    Next review
    Hey Troops, with all the build up and anticipation revolving around Celebration 2, I haven't posted my next review yet, Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston. I will be leaving early tomorrow morning to attend C2, so I will post the review next week, squeeze it in between C2 and Episode 2. Anyway, let me say that the New Jedi Order series is really picking up. The last couple of books just keep getting better and better, of course I would expect no less from Elaine Cunningham and Aaron Allston. Anyway, stay tuned for my review next week.


    Posted by: Tyler | 1 May 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Child Find Charity AOTC Premiere in Toronto, Canada!
    Hey Troopers,
    I received what I thought was another peice of bulk mail in the mail today. It was posted from Child Find. However when I opened it I found a nice card with the AOTC picture poster on it! Inside is an invitation and reply card inviting me to see the AOTC movie early. The screening is going to be Sunday May 12th, 2002 at Famous Player's Paramount Theatre, John & Richmond Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are offering tickets at $250 CAN a peice which includes a Jedi Gathering, Screening, and Souvenir Bag. For $500 CAN you also get a Commander's Reception and Preferred Seating along with the formentioned. Registration begins at noon. And to top it all off, their special guest will be no other than Anakin himself, Canadian actor MR. HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN! Unfortunately I can't afford the money to go but for those of you who are in the Toronto area and can, here is the number to order tickets 1-800-447-6047 x 226 or 905-842-5353 x 226. Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted :) Well take care troops and hope some of you can attend these early screenings. Child Find is a great charity.


    Posted by: Bill | 1 May 2002 | 10:20 EDT
    PreScreening of AOTC
    Hey Fellow Troopers, Sandtrooper Bill here. Just wanted to thank my lovely Fiancee Cheryl for winning us Prescreening AOTC tickets off of a local radio station 92.3 here in Cleveland. She had to answere 3 Star Wars Trivia Questions in order to win. The Questions were very easy. One of the questions was. What color are the Emperors Royal Guards robes? Then to top it of they give you multiple choice. The radio station didnt know when we would recieve the advanced tickets but Cheryl and I are so excited. We also hope to have 3 new Holocron Items up by next week after the Celebration. Sorry about the delays but its been really crazy with all the new product and stuff hitting. I would also like to welcome back HamYoyo and hope he has a good recovery.


    Posted by: Tracy | 1 May 2002 | 8:53 EDT
    E Online
    Hey peoples!
    Just thought I would let you know that the website eonline.com has some really cool ATOC info and reports. Check it out. Also, for those of you who have yet to get the newest TIME Magazine with Yoda on the cover, your missing out. It is a great article about our Mentor George Lucas with some really great pics from the movie. Food for thought!!


    Posted by: Zack | 1 May 2002 | 8:14 EDT
    Trooper Docj45 Reports:
    I Just want to know if anyone has actually seen the Non-deluxe Mace Windu in a store? Also, does anyone know of a trustworthy list of bona fide Variants?
    DOCJ45@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 1 May 2002 | 8:13 EDT
    Trooper SithJohn Reports:
    Hey Troops, I just ordered the Jango 12" Ultimate Edition figure and the 12" Mace exclusive for $44.19 (that's including S&H) from Toysrus.com (Amazon.com) by using some cool codes. Check the earlier post on this site for the link to the codes. What a great deal! It's $25 off.
    Bobafettjon@cs.com


    Posted by: Zack | 1 May 2002 | 8:11 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Returns:
    Hey all...
    the old Ham Yoyo here.... been doing some searching and I have to say Wal Mart is by far the best spot here in S. C. for anything new. TRU put on a horrible display of new AOTC items while Wal Mart was fully stocked.....Still no sign of Dooku showing his face, but all the backdrop(CSI) figs are present around the Myrtle Beach, SC area if you look hard enough. Waaaay to many Jango's and R2's and C-3PO's for some reason...( all with or without backdrop)...I left town this weekend for Birmingham Alabama and found many figures I was missing at an old-town Wal Mart there...many Royal Guards, quite a few Backdrop figs, but still no Dooku...Whats The Deal???....are scalpers grabbing them all or is Hasbro trying to make another Darth Maul out this new movie....watcha think...anyway, I would love to trade for a Dooku if anyone is interested...I can obtain any other fig. now....and also a good selection of earlier goods...just email me!!!....( also, I have an outdated trade list on the Tatooine Traders Guild...its still good at this point as far as my "haves" go..)people who remember me, its good to be back!!!...its been awhile with my back operation and I hope to be "back" kickin' it with sandtroopers again for much time to come!!!Thanks for the nice support George.( gracias Jorge...my "fiance" is from Puerto Rico...your soon to be home.., Vaughn , and Joseph from Jawa....you
    guys are the best!!!!MTFBWY.....always!!!
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 1 May 2002 | 8:08 EDT
    Trooper Jimmy Reports:
    I have seen various things about taking Kmart or Toys R Us ads to other stores to get a lower price w/a receipt from a purchase already made....any idea if Kay-Bee does this too? Thanks, I appreciate it.
    Jimmy1236@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 1 May 2002 | 5:46 EDT
    Imperial Officers for sale!!:
    I have POTJ 5 Imperial Officers, 2 Fx-7's , 2 Zutton's and 2 Queen royal decoy for sale for $6 each!! Shipping is $3.50 per figure or $4.50 for 3 or more.Contact me at Ozziehihorse@aol.com