May 2008

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 May 2008 | 10:46 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week we have some of the latest Mighty Muggs available including Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Emperor Palpatine, and General Grievous. We also have the newest from Gentle Giant with the Darth Maul & Bloodfin Speeder. Sorry for the lapse in the newsletter, but we were all having a blast at Chicago’s Anime Central. If you missed it this year, make sure to come by our booth next year! Also this week Star Trek, McFarlane, Warriors of the Zodiac and much more! Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online anytime.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 May 2008 | 10:46 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Jedi-Con Shadow Troopers
The Dark Side tempts you!Our Sandwatch guides have been reloaded with the latest exclusive two-pack! The Jedi-Con in Germany was held March 21-23 this year and this sleek, yet somewhat unique package design wasn't the only great surprise collectors would get with the Shadow Troopers. The sets were distributed via Star Wars Shop.com for those of us who couldn't make that flight to Dusseldorf this year! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the amazing work on the frames.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 May 2008 | 1:51 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #466

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We just unloaded a dumptruck full of vintage again on the website. We have some great Star Wars posters, carded figures, and coins. New toylines are on the horizon, and this week we've added Dukes of Hazard and Buck Rogers! G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Wave 8 is now in stock, along with 2008 Star Wars Wave 2! Hurry up and place your order for a Gentle Giant Life-Size Leia monument, only $799.99 and shipping soon! For more great stuff, check out the latest updates and newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 May 2008 | 9:42 EDT
Update from Hasbro: AT-TE Update
Here it comes!The latest in huge has been officially confirmed and uncovered in the newest update from Hasbro. July is certain to be a big month for collectors as last week details on the Falcon were released, this time it's the other hundred plus dollar piece we've been drooling for, the AT-TE! For more check out full report for all the sights and sounds that this mechanical monster has to offer!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 May 2008 | 9:33 EDT
Update from Celebration Japan: Land of Rising Guests!
On the Rise!The guest list has really been bursting at the seams with several new additions for the Celebration Japan event. The temptation to book a flight continues with the announcement of Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and several other key guests that have been confirmed for the show. Stay tuned to the official website to see the complete list. For more check out Celebration Japan for all the latest updates.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 May 2008 | 9:18 EDT

1:1 Salacious Crumb: The monkey-lizard jester of Jabba the Hutt's court, Salacious B. Crumb finally comes in to his own with this life-sized polystone and fiberglass statue. He comes with a pillow and an optional display base, and he'll be happy to keep a beady eye on your stuff. Take a look at this great new statue today.

Mighty Muggs Wave IV: Hot on the heels of Wave 3 comes the next assortment of Star Wars Mini Muggs. Wave 4 includes Bespin Luke (complete with black eye!) and Yoda for the good guys, and Emperor Palpatine and General Grievous from the dark side of the Force. These cute little guys are all the rage, so take a look at them today!

Mini-Mag Display: Have you got a great collection of opened figures, but you're tired of re-standing them every time one falls? The new Mini Mag Display System may be for you. This system is a combination of magnet-bearing small footstands for either 3-3/4" or larger figures, and a mutli-level metal stand for the magnets to 'attach' to. With this system you can display your figures in any style you want, with your heroes hanging upside down or walking on walls.

G.I. Joe Comic Packs: The newest wave of the G.I. Joe Comic Two-Packs has just arrived, we now have stock available for two of the three new sets including Shipwreck vs. Copperhead, and Storm Shadow vs. Firefly.

Indiana Jones: We now have all three 3-3/4"-scaled vehicles in stock from the new Indiana Jones movie. In addition to the mighty Jungle Cutter vehicle, we've got the Cargo Truck and Troop Car as well, so round out your Indy collection with these great vehicles today!

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Posted by: Josh | 29 May 2008 | 22:29 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
Tonights Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter brings us something big from the Worlds of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The next diorama has been announced and we an iconic moment from Empire Strikes Back. The moment is none other than Luke Skywalker being attacked by the Wampa. Also make sure to be ready to order the EU Shadow Guard next week for those attending San Diego Comic-Con. Indiana Jones fans also get to order the Indiana Jones and Mutt Williams Medicom figures from Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter for all the latest news.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2008 | 15:57 EDT
Troop the Vote: Voice your Choice in the Tournament!
The Sandtastic Action Figure Tournament is set up by the Sandtrooper Entertainment forum members to determine which is their favorite figure ever made. It started out with nominations to be added to the bracket. Now, the main draw is divided into 8 parts each filled with figures from the different Hasbro lines. The final figure left standing from each line makes it into the playoff round where the overall best will win the whole tournament. Voting lasts for one week each. Visit the forums to show your support for your favorite figure, and thanks to all the Troopers who took time out to vote so far! Big thanks to member jedibrian77 for taking the time to set this up for our members.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2008 | 15:51 EDT
Sandtrooper JediTray Reports:
“I realize this website doesn't profile Hasbro Toy Shop too often but there are a few items on sale right now that you might enjoy. We all realize a great party favor is a must at a birthday party. The Galactic Hero bundle would be great for a group of new Padawans, and it's great to see they've finally figured out what to do with all the extra Darth Vader figures. It was just the fact they included a UGH figure in the bundle that made it seem like a slight to collectors. I thought those were supposed to be hard to find? Just another thing that makes you take stock in what you have! United We Find.”

jeditray@comcast.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2008 | 15:51 EDT
Sandtrooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
“I have a ton a cheap Freeze Frame and green Cards I want to donate to the right cause.... Toys for Tots is always a good one, but anyone have any other ideas.... around 100 figures. Thanks, I just want to make someone smile.”

philzoned@hotmail.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 May 2008 | 19:23 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Troopa Troopa!
Here's a newer Trooper that's a tad short in size. With slick camo paint and a flip-up mask added to his 'guise. Built for the ranks and for a while quite hard to get, find out if the Kashyyyk Trooper is worth adding to your list! Is this figure dope man? Ok no more listening to Yo MTV Raps while I write! Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Yo got that 5 or double up Troopa!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 May 2008 | 19:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Pharoah Reports:
Goes down Souf!“DarthPharaoh checking in with my last month’s report. The Saga Legends Fan Choice wave has shown up in decent numbers here in ATL. As have most of the latest store exclusives. TRU Battle Packs are easily found, but the whit TIE’s while here have been scarce so far. The Order 66 packs at Target have made an appearance and the Battle Rancor is around as well, though I found mine while in Clifton Park, NY. Otherwise, it’s kind of slow here. Just waiting for late July now! Can’t wait for the 2 biggies. Hit ‘em hard Troopers! United we do find!”

djohnson@internap.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 May 2008 | 4:24 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've featured the Speeder bike & Scout Trooper premium format, R2-D2 Nikko projector, Darth Vader EPV F/X saber, Arena Encounter battle pack, Galactic Heroes Battle of Hoth & Battle of Naboo cinema scenes, new Indiana Jones Hasbro & vintage toys in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 May 2008 | 20:21 EDT
Sandtrooper Jim Later Reports:
I have seen the Target Battle Rancor online at Target.com but I was also able to find one at my local Target here in Buffalo, NY. They're hitting, so you Troops might want to check out your local bulls-eye! United We Find.

jimlater@kingsexpress.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 May 2008 | 20:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Tall Order for U.K. Fans
For our Troopers overseas in the United Kingdom, you have a chance to meet Peter Mayhew in Swindon, Wiltshire in just seven days. The seven-foot actor will be on hand to sign autographs next Sunday, June 1. He will be available from noon to 4 pm at Famous Retail Ltd in the Brunel centre. There will also be another Star Wars / Harry Potter personality on hand as well. For more details check out the Wiltshire.co.uk for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 May 2008 | 20:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Tickets selling at Light Speed!
The Star Tribune out of Minneapolis is reporting that Star Wars just might be the hottest ticket in town. According to the published report, the phone lines were lit up like a Christmas tree for Star Wars: When Science Meets Imagination. You can bet the show featuring 80 costumes, models and props from all six films is sure to be a tremendous success. If you are in the area you might want to plan your trip accordingly and purchase tickets in advance. For more check out Startribune.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2008 | 10:32 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroThe next set of questions from our community has returned from Hasbro and we again thank them for their continued participation and hearing our voice. Are there any plans to bring back Cinema Scenes? What about bringing back the ten dollar deluxe figures? How about newer head sculpts for army-builders? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Also there will be a set at Well of the Souls.com for those of you who dig Indiana Jones! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums. Also the team sent word on news regarding the Order 66 packs at Target!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2008 | 10:27 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #465

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It's vintage overload here at Brian's Toys! We've added tons more products to our already huge selection of Star Wars vintage. 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe Comic 2-pack Wave 4 is in-stock. All current Indiana Jones figures are in stock as well. While digging around our warehouse, we dug up a replica mask of the Marvel villain, Doctor Doom! Check it out as well as other awesome collectibles at our website today!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2008 | 10:27 EDT
Sandtrooper Karl Reports:
I've located the Battle on Mygeeto Battle Pack here in New York. There's not much new out there but it was the newest thing I've seen in weeks! I sent a photo to confirm my score. United We Find.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2008 | 9:47 EDT
Update from Celebration Japan: More Guests Added!
On the Rise!The guest list continues to assemble for the Celebration Japan mega event. The first announced was Carrie Fisher. There have been a few more talents added to the roster such as David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew, and our old friend Anthony Forrest (Sandtrooper, Fixer). Stay tuned to the official website, as I'm sure more guests are in the works. For more check out Celebration Japan for all the latest updates.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 May 2008 | 16:39 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Be all the Beast You can Be!
Binks lookin' like a male model or somethin!Our Sandwatch guides have taken a new twist with the addition of our first ever piece of clothing! As many times as we've seen Star Wars themed clothes we thought it would be interesting to profile some of the gear for the new age. Our first inspection is from a company called Primal Wear. Boba Binks posing undercover as a male model has taken a good look at their Star Wars Cycling Jerseys. There are three different styles to choose from and we hope you enjoy the debut of this new direction in content. We're getting in shape (literally) for the Wars that lie ahead this summer!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 May 2008 | 16:25 EDT
It's Official: The Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy!
The team as Hasbro has updated us with the first official preview of the Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon! Check out the breakdown of lights, sounds and everything else that we have been dying to get wind of! For more check out Hasbro for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 May 2008 | 21:04 EDT

Darth Maul & Bloodfin: This new diorama shows Darth Maul in all his Sith splendor, accompanied by his Bloodfin Sith Speeder. This hovering bike was used by Maul extensively as he searched Tatooine and other planets for Obi-Wan, Qui-gon, Queen Amidala and Anakin. Maul is standing ready here, with his double-handled lightsaber tucked into his belt sash.

Mighty Muggs Wave III: This wave of Mighty Muggs draws figures from a number of different periods in the saga. We've got Jango Fett and Commander Cody for the fans of the Prequel trilogy, and Princess Leia (complete with hair-buns) and Lando Calrissian in his Bespin outfit for fans of the later movies.

R.A.H. Royal Guard: Emperor Palpatine may not require much in the way of protection, but every leader needs his guards around to make him look big and important. His Royal Guards did the job admirably, standing tall and proud with their force pikes and malevolent-looking eye visor. Thanks to Medicom, you can now pick yourself up a Guard or two, and this time, they work for you! Check this new figure out today!

Easykit Models: Revell has got new model kits coming our way! First up is the Cylon Basestar from the classic series, nostalgia not included. Also coming are two new Easykit models, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter and the ARC-170 recon fighter. These models are great for younger fans, because they don't require either paint or glue to finish. Check them out today!

More New Arrivals: View the full list of the 100 latest arrivals here, there are many items not mentioned above that have just arrived.

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Posted by: Starfox | 21 May 2008 | 11:40 EDT
George Lucas: Office Supply Hero
Who's your Daddy?Oh what could have been if George Lucas only followed his own father's advice. Dear old dad wanted George to follow in the family business and sell office supplies and furniture. Thanks goodness that George took one for the team and decided to follow his own dreams, and not join his father and rule the office supply galaxy. In this interview with Lucas, he talks about his childhood and this decision to go his own way and this very same story can be seen played out in the new Indiana Jones movie coming out tomorrow, as well as the Last Crusade and even in Star Wars ESB. I can hear Vader now, "that was easy". To read more about what Lucas is all about check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 May 2008 | 9:21 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
Just a reminder for our Troops who collect the 12-inch Sideshow line, the Priority Pre-Order for the Comic-Con Exclusive Aayla Secura goes on sale for attendees Thursday May 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. You will not be making it out to Comic-Con? Never fear as the Priority Pre-Order for non-attendees will be on Friday with the same 2 hour time frame for newsletter subscribers. My advice would have your password ready ahead of time, this one is probably going to go pretty fast!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 May 2008 | 22:26 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Jabba the Hutt from Gentle Giant!
Keep that fan running lil guy!Our Sandwatch guides have been updated with the last chapter of the Jabba the Hutt statue from Gentle Giant. With Oola chained up for his amusement and a light-up Jawa to fan away that Tatooine humidity, and don't forget about his Palace Band statues too. You can see why this heavily detailed yet extremely space friendly set up would fit in any Troopers collection room and budget. For more check out the photos and summary as if you needed to be further tempted!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 May 2008 | 22:14 EDT
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
We have the very first of the Bounty Hunter Series with Boba Fett now in stock! He's moving fast so don't wait too long. We have the Bloodfin Speeder with Darth Maul that has also just arrived, along with many other great products from Gentle Giant. We are bursting at the seams with action figures with more arriving daily. Be sure to check out our Ironman Special Feature and the Predator statues we have available for a very limited time. If your stimulus check hasn't arrived yet, email us and see about a Flex Pay Account. Visit our store today, you'll love our service, our sales are unbeatable and satisfaction isn't just a word, it's our promise!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 May 2008 | 14:32 EDT
Sandtrooper Paul Reports: Celebrate Good Times!
“I’m from Penny Mix films in England, and I'd like to invite all you Troopers to see our action figure movie. It was made to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of Return Of The Jedi (anniversary of release date is this Sunday ). It is a seven minute long film and was created using mostly Hasbro action figures. It features a brief run through of events in Jedi, albeit with a Penny Mix Films slant to it! We also have a couple more films for you to check out called All I want for Christmas is Oola and the 30th Anniversary Celebration. United We Find!”

paulrowley1969@hotmail.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 May 2008 | 22:43 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review: A good Rehash?
Our wave one invasion is well under way as we're looking into some of the rougher finds in the first set. Who could forget the Clone Commander who assisted Master Yoda on Kashyyyk? There is no doubt in my mind they put everything into Commander Gree to make it above and beyond the average rehash. Have you lost your head trying to find him on the pegs? How hard was it for you to locate? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: dustrho | 18 May 2008 | 21:35 EDT
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers! My luck in finding new Star Wars toys has been horrible lately, as the pegs and shevles have been quite bare. Today really wasn't any different, but I was able to find a couple things to put a smile on my face. I picked up the Mighty Muggs Jango Fett and Hasbro's Rahm Kota at Target on Route 59 in Naperville, and I was very excited to finally find something to add to my collection. There were a a few General Grievous and Darth Maul ships on the shelf, lots of lightsabers, but the figures were bare. In the end, it was still a good day with what I did end up finding. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 May 2008 | 13:42 EDT
Update from Premier Collectible Auctions: Bidding now LIVE!
This summer, Premier Collectible Auctions will be auctioning millions of dollars worth of toys and collectibles to collectors all over the world - from Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, and Masters of the Universe, Comics, Video Games, Movie Props, plus lots, lots more. You can now bid online, by phone, fax, or postal mail. You can also bid live in person July 24-25, 2008 at the live auction event in San Diego, CA! Don't forget you can download the entire version of the catalog. Registration and bidding is now available online!

  • Over $2,000,000 of rare and highly prized modern & vintage toys
  • Over 1,500 different auction lots open for bidding
  • Bid incrementally like on eBay!
  • Your maximum bid won't work against you
  • You don't have to attend San Diego, CA to place a bid
  • You can bid online, by phone, fax, postal mail or in person





  • Posted by: dustrho | 17 May 2008 | 13:22 EDT
    Collections Gallery Update: icollecttoys Added!
    The Emperor would be proud!Hey troopers! Our collections gallery has recently been updated wth new photos of one of our member's collection, and what an impressive collection it is! Forum member icollecttoys sent us 18 photos of his collection, or should I say photos of his museum? I've seen lots of Star Wars collections before, but his is truly unbelievable and one of the finest displays of Star Wars greatness. I can't tell if the guy has a collecting focus since he has just about everything, but there's nothing wrong with that. Check out his collection gallery, and send in photos of your collection or update your already made collection gallery by sending me an email. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 May 2008 | 20:38 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #464

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    New vintage Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, and G.I. Joe are just some of the highlights this week at Brian's Toys. Over a hundred of AFA graded carded figures have been added to the website. Gentle Giant Tusken Raiders Mini-Bust, Biker Scout Kustomz are finally in stock! For something unique and trendy, check out the Tomy Deformed Star Wars collection, little characters for your big collection. Along with the upcoming theatrical release of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, action figures of the movies characters from Mutt Williams to Irina Spalko are now on sale! If you're looking to add more to your collection, visit our website today!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 May 2008 | 20:35 EDT
    Update from Kotobukiya: More Droids you could be Looking For!
    More Droids you could be looking for!The Japense Kiriko glasses that have previously been convention exclusive are now available as Kotobukiya has reached agreement with Kid Nemo to distribute the pieces. All three of the glasses that have already been released were made available in this limited edition of 200 each. You can still pick up R2-D2 & R4P-17 as a set but C-3PO has sold out! These won't last long, so if you missed this at Celebration IV you might want to grab one before they're gone. For more check out Kid Nemo.com for the



    Posted by: Josh | 15 May 2008 | 21:35 EDT
    Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
    There are several big Star Wars announcements tonight in the weekly newsletter. The first is the Medicom RAH Royal Guard that is up for pre-order, so be quick to add this fantastic import to your collection. The next is the already sold out Faux Bronze vesion of the Duel Of Fates Dio limited to ONLY 75 pieces worldwide. If you get on the wait list now you still have a shot. The biggest news is a sneak peek at the 1:6th Scale Darth Vader. It's about time! Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter for all the latest news.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2008 | 13:59 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Troy Denning Signing for Invincible!
    United WE are Invincible!Our Patrol has coverage from the recent Legacy of the Force tour that kicked off this week. With several Star Wars fan sites in attendance along with some help from the local 501st & Rebel Legion members, the packed house would take in a reading and Q & A session for the last novel in the series. There will be a podcast air raid on the way to follow up on our inital ground assault! For more check out the photos and summary from the event last night! You will also want to tune in to the next Forcecast as well as the next episode of Star Wars Action News next Monday that will include interviews and recording from the reading. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2008 | 2:48 EDT
    Sandtrooper Collections Update:
    Taking Command!Our Collections page has been updated with the collection of forum member clonecommander77. You might guess by his name what the collection focus might be, but this is one you will really have to see for yourself! For more check out the gallery with twenty-four images of his awesome display. Do you have new photos of your collection? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery for you! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2008 | 2:46 EDT
    Updates from Celebration Japan: The land of the Rising Show!
    On the Rise!There has been quite a bit of activity at the Official Celebration Japan website. The guest list is just starting to be announced with the first being Carrie Fisher. Also the Super Collectible Medallions that created a bit of a frenzy at other Celebrations will be making a return as well. Also Lawrence Noble will be on hand to sculpt another amazing work of art for all you Troopers who might be attending this event. For more check out Celebration Japan for the latest updates.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2008 | 2:19 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Be a Nice Guy
    Star Wars artist extraordinaire Dave Dorman has made the news once again. The “nice guy” will spill his guts and release some never-before-revealed trade secrets in his two DVD series Illustration Techniques with Dave Dorman through Hollywood’s The Gnomon Workshop. You can pick up these DVD’s on their website and for more on this check out businesswire.com for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 May 2008 | 20:51 EDT

    100 Item Sale: We've just reduced pricing on 100 heavily stocked and/or expensive items. Most sale items are Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Cars or Marvel, and there are a few other lines mixed in. Some prices have been reduced moderately, while others have been cut in half. This sale runs until next Monday - so be sure to pick up any sale items that catch your eye.

    Kubricks Wave 8: Medicom's latest wave of Star Wars Kubricks is here! Wave 8 takes its cues from The Phantom Menace, with a lineup consisting of a Battle Droid, Darth Maul, Queen Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn and C-3P0. The box of twelve will include some duplicates, and possibly a chase figure. Get yourself a box of these little munchkins.

    Star Wars Super Deformed: These Super Deformed Star Wars figures are a brand new offering from Tomy, and we've got them in stock. This first case assortment includes Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, R2-D2, C-3P0 and Yoda, and each box includes 12 blind-boxed figures. Pick up these cute figures today!

    Kustomz TIE Fighter: Another great new Star Wars Kustomz Statue has shown up - this time it's the TIE Fighter! Cruising around a red moon, this caricatured version of the TIE Fighter has the pilot riding on top like a Jocker, with his red-highlighted TIE Fighter like a chariot beneath him. These new styled statues are all the rage, so check him out and place your order today, before they're gone!

    Figure Stands: We've just started carrying an interesting new type of action figure stand for 3.75" to 7" figures. These interlocking stands each have two smaller diameter pegs and two larger diameter pegs, all of which can be trimmed to whatever length you need. Black and Clear versions are currently available - only $3.99 for 10 stands.

    Indiana Jones Wave II: A new assortment of Indiana Jones figures has been shipped out by Hasbro, and this wave is full of figures from the new movie, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." We've got Mutt with either jacket or python, Irena Spalko, Colonel Dovchenko, various Indys and more in stock and ready to ship out. Check out the selection.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2008 | 23:32 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Redemption Bib Fortuna
    You will mail away for me now!Our Sandwatch guides are reloaded with the redemption offer Bib Fortuna from Gentle Giant. Limited to 2500 and just under seven inches tall, Bib Fortuna is a "gift" from Gentle Giant for the collectors who purchased both the Jabba the Hutt & Jabba's Palace Band statues. This combo pack really displays quite nicely with an impressive likeness to our favorite Intergalactic Gangster! Check out the entire layout in this guide if you were thinking of adding this piece to your checklist. Stay tuned for the final installment in this set, the Jabba the Hutt statue!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2008 | 22:57 EDT
    Update from White Wizard Toys:
    We just received the Star Wars Gentle Giant Snowtrooper and Hammerhead Classics Busts and are offering them for only $19.99 each! This offer is good for only a limited time. The Duel of the Fates Diorama has also made it to our Chicagoland location if you need to come in and see it for yourself! Also this week: Revoltech, Transformers, Batman Dark Knight and much more.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2008 | 20:56 EDT
    The Saga Continues: Del Rey's Contract Extended
    The team at Star Wars Action News has uncovered details regarding the pending contract at Del Rey books. Our ally, Arnie C. has sent the following: With the ad for a new book, entitled Millennium Falcon appearing at the end of the newest Legacy of the Force book Invincible (on store shelves tomorrow) it was widely suspected that this meant Del Rey's contract with Lucasfilm for more Star Wars books was extended. We contacted our sources at Del Rey and we can now confirm this to be the case! For more check out the forums for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 May 2008 | 22:21 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: .45 Scale Boba Fett mini-helmet
    Get to huntin'!Our Sandwatch guides have been updated with another .45 scale mini-helmet from Master Replicas. It's a shame only at the end this company would figure out a slick little collectible that is in a price range for pretty much anyone. Their choices in character have been equally impressive as the amount of detail they packed in for the scale. There is no one badder in the Star Wars universe and you can bet Boba Fett will be hunted by many and wanted by more. Our team has put together this guide to tempt you further.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 May 2008 | 10:50 EDT
    Sandtrooper Karl Reports:
    “Well we can't say there isn't anything new to be found. I've located the Force Unleashed Battle Rancor in New York. I sent a snapshot to confirm my score. I thought I'd send word that toy runs might be worth it. United We Find!”

    triogami@microsoft.com


    Posted by: Josh | 10 May 2008 | 22:39 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Master Replicas 501st Mini-Helm
    Vaders Mighty Fist!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated again with one of the cooler designs for the Clone Trooper. This particular legion of clones being the 501st or Vader's Legion. Master Replicas Helmets are extremely detailed at only .45 scale and what they pack in this size will blow you away. For all the amazing details you just need to check out the work done by Boba Binks and his home run addition to our guide! Stop by and talk about it with us in our forums.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 May 2008 | 22:27 EDT
    Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
    We are extending our blow out of overstocks of action figures, offering 20% off on the majority of any figure we have in stock. We want to reduce our inventory of Unleashed Battle Packs and have them priced to move. We are closing out our Attakus stock with many of the items below cost. We have the latest Gentle Giant Statues ready to move out now so head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles. They make a great display solo or together. Visit our store today, you'll love our service, our sales are unbeatable and satisfaction isn't just a word, it's our promise!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 21:32 EDT
    Hasbro Q & A Session:
    Latest Q&A from HasbroThe next set of questions from our community has returned from Hasbro and we again thank them for their continued participation and hearing our voice. How many more Force Unleashed figures do we have to look forward to in the near future? If the Clone Wars toys are ready early, will you ship them prior to the July 26th date? What's up with the lack of Original Trilogy? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Also there will be a set at Well of the Souls.com for those of you who dig Indiana Jones! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 21:25 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #463

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    We have tons of Star Wars vintage accessories and carded figures have been recently added to our huge inventory, from clocks to complete coin sets. 30th Anniversary Luke McQuarrie and Saga 2 501st Stormtrooper are back in stock! New Indiana Jones Legos have been added, which includes the Temple of the Crystal Skull. Major League Baseball has finally been added to our new Starting Lineup section, featuring star players from 1998 to 1994. Check out new Sideshow and Gentle Giant pre-orders such as the Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Animated Maquettes. To get more collectible toys from Star Wars to Masters of the Universe, visit our website today!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 17:52 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jacensolo66 Reports: LEGO & Toys R Us Join Forces!
    Get your brick on!Just a quick Heads Up for all Star Wars LEGO fans as LEGO sends us an announcement that a fan vote will start tomorrow for a 2009 Toys R Us Exclusive based on a classic Star Wars Scene... The LEGO Group and Toysrus.com want you to help pick one of the new Star Wars products for 2009. You can log on from May 10 at 12:01 am to May 18 at 11:59 pm to vote for one of three classic Star Wars scenes that you'd like to see transformed into a LEGO set. Results will be released in February 2009, and the product will be available only at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online in September 2009! For the entire breakdown visit Toys R Us.com for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 5:48 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Triple your Pleasure!
    We might have had an issue with some of the figures from this wave coming up a little short but I guarantee this is not one of them. In fact it has the ability to tower over them all! Thers is no doubt one of the hardest figures to find in the wave just might be the Tri-Droid. There is no doubt this will be quick for the pegs as most army builders might have the need for one or six! Do you? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 4:41 EDT
    Update from Toys R Us: $5 OFF this weekend
    For you Troopers headed out to a Toys R Us location you might want to bring this $5 Off coupon with you. Be prepared to print the coupon as you can only click on it once! Report back and let us know what you find. Best of luck to you Troopers!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 3:04 EDT
    Update from Sideshow Collectibles: $15 Off all In stock Star Wars
    The team at Sideshow Collectibles has sent word about their May Fantacular event. To help celebrate they are offering $15 Off select in stock Star Wars items through May 14 or while stocks last. Also for newsletter members they are offering a second chance at the Yavin Luke that was released last year in case you missed out at Celebration IV. Also the pre-order is now open for the Han Solo Character Key from ACME Archives Direct. Don't miss out as the edition size of 1000 worldwide will not last long! For more check out the entire newsletter for the rest of the announcements from this week.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 May 2008 | 1:10 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Battle of the Fans Part II!
    It's time for Star Wars fans to get their 15 minutes once again as Atom Films is hosting a contest for aspiring filmmakers. George Lucas is once again going to "embrace the love" of the fans and this year the winner will get quite a treat if their reconfiguration or spoof is selected. For more visit CNBC for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 May 2008 | 22:37 EDT
    A Great Disturbance in the Force!
    The team at PotF2.com has discovered a mock-up of the rumored Disturbance at Lars Homestead Battle Pack. It may have only taken them 31 years, but we finally will have the home of Beru & Lars to add to our collections or as we like to refer to it as the scene of the crime! For more check out the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 May 2008 | 22:16 EDT
    Update from Hasbro: Droid Production has Begun!
    Counting down!Hasbro has updated their website with the announcement of the Droid Factory Production. The six Wal-Mart Exclusives include the line up of: Plo Koon & R4-F5, Darth Vader & K-3PX, Han Solo Hoth & R-3PO, Kit Fisto & R4-H5, Watto & R2-T0, and Luke Skywalker & R2-D2. They will include "spare parts" for you to create the first Build-a-Droid figure C-3PX! For more check out Hasbro for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2008 | 22:19 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Collectormania 13
    Overseas Special Operations!Our Patrol has extended overseas to Milton Keynes in the U.K. for their Collectormania 13 event this past weekend. Our strike team gathered Intel and was able to make contact with the Star Wars guests that were on hand and see what this show had to offer besides last minute cancellations! For more check out the photos and summary from the event this past weekend!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2008 | 22:00 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: TRU TIE Fighter Exclusive
    Pretty fly for a TIE guy!Our Sandwatch guides have been updated with another Toys R Us Exclusive, only this time we're setting sights on the TIE Fighter that slipped into stores the past few weeks. They have rolled this mold out for the third time, only this trip we're treated to a nice white vintage style paint job as you'll see in this guide. I guess you can never have too many TIE Fighters flying around! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2008 | 18:26 EDT
    Update from StarWarsShop.com:
    The new Clone Wars theatrical posters are now on sale this week. You'll also want to check out the Cartoon Network for the trailer this Thursday at 7:58 p.m.! Also, there are still many exclusives available at StarWarsShop.com! The Jedi-Con Shadow Trooper is in stock along with the Concept General Grievous figure. Also the Lego Boba Fett Maquette has arrived priced at $64.99. The Clearance section also has several pages of deals such as the Remote Control R5-D4 figure, autographed Samuel L. Jackson photo, Star Wars Celebration Gear and much more. Browse the selection today!


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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2008 | 10:00 EDT
    Uttinni! How close are they?
    Jawa Scavenger Gorkoracing has dug up several of the new Clone Wars Animated Figures via overseas and has shared several carded shots of his new find with us. We can only hope that new figures are much closer than July, however we're not sure if these are production samples or what we will see on the pegs. For more check out our community forums for the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2008 | 9:51 EDT
    Sandtrooper Sithmaster-C Reports:
    Down Souf S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“I was lucky to have found the Fans Choice at one of the Target stores in Huntsville. I found all the reissue Troops. So, if you need these, keep those eyes opened. Also, on the G.I. Joe side, Saturday at the Wal-Mart in Hartselle, I spotted wave 7 and picked up 2 HISS drivers and Wild Bill. Yeeee Haaaaw! United We Find!”

    c-ryan@mchsi.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 May 2008 | 22:21 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Review: To Blow you Away!
    We're heading back into the offerings of wave two, as the Force Unleashed figures are beginning to hit retail in mass amounts. The first installment we have of the next generation of Stormtroopers is the Imperial Evo Trooper. What is being labeled as a possible predecessor of the Sandtrooper, how could I ignore this one for so long? What do you think of the new Troopers? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 May 2008 | 22:21 EDT
    Mos Eisley Newsbrief: Star Wars Exhibit always on the Move!
    Because we KARE!This past Friday NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, MN transformed it's set to help the Science Museum of Minnesota prepare for their most anticipated exhibit of the year. Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is wrapping up this weekend in Philadelphia, PA and is scheduled to open in the land of a thousand lakes in early June. For more information check out the Science Museum website for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 21:58 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: STAP Attack Battle Pack
    Geonosis Battle vets or Hasbro imagination?Our Sandwatch guides have been updated with the latest Toys R Us Exclusive Battle Pack. The STAP Attack contains two Super Battle Droids and two of the STAP with Battle Droids. While I can't seem to recall these on Geonosis, they do provide a unique look as well as provide a small boost to your armies! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the rapid-fire production of this guide!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 15:56 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #462

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    May Specials are here, but aren't staying much longer! Find up to 60% off on select products, offer ends May 15. This week NEW Indiana Jones, Transformers, and GI Joe are in stock. Also, we have action figures from the recently released Iron Man movie as well as the upcoming The Incredible Hulk. For Star Wars, the new Admiral Ackbar mini-bust and Mighty Muggs vinyl dolls are now in stock. For more of a great and expanding selection of collectibles, check out our website today!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 15:53 EDT
    Force Unleashed Preview: Feel the Force!
    Peep out this clip!The team at N4G.com has posted a video of the Force Unleashed preview that aired recently via G4 in case any of you missed this feature. Check out the three minute clip and see the many ways the team at LucasArts allows you Troopers to "kick a$%" with the Force! If the anticipation levels couldn't reach any higher we can only hope the updates continue to hold us over until this September. For more check out News for Gamers for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 15:46 EDT
    Update from White Wizard Toys:
    This week at we have just received the Tusken Raider and Admiral Ackbar minibusts! We also have a shipment of the Kustomz Speeder Bike, another great new line from Gentle Giant. We've also featured the Kotobukiya Boba Fett the first in the new Bounty Hunter set. You will need to purchase every ARTFX kit to assemble the Darth Vader, so be sure to get off to a good start! Also this week: Transformers, McFarlane, Aliens vs. Predator and much more. Visit our brick and mortar store or shop online anytime, stop by White Wizard today!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 15:34 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports: New TRU Battlepacks hittin'!
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, Here's my store report for the first week of May. Toys R Us (Gurnee, IL) had the TFU wave. I picked up the only EVO & Jump Trooper. The Shadow Guard & Vader was gone. They also had the Hoth patrol & S.T.A.P. battle packs. Target (Gurnee, IL) also had the TFU wave, but no Troopers, Shadow Guards, or Vaders. There's very little Star Wars items due to the push for new Batman, Hulk, & Indy toys. Interesting thing was that Waukegan's Target & Wal-Mart had the Hasbro Indy toys but Gurnee's didn't which is strange. That's all for now. United We Find!”

    wrightcombo@juno.com


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 15:22 EDT

    15% OFF Sale: From now until 12:00 Noon Central time on Monday May 5th - everything is on sale at 15% off current pricing except for new and preorder / backorder items. This sale will be over quickly so be sure to browse your favorite menus and pick up some items at 15% off.

    Tusken Raider: From Gentle Giant comes the Tusken Raider bust, and we've got them in stock now. With alternate arms, your Raider can either brandish a rifle or wave his gaderffii stick over his head. Don't miss out - pick one up today!

    Kustomz Speeder Bike: From the Kustomz line comes the first shipping sculpture, the Speeder Bike! With the biker scout holding on tight, this bike zooms! Check it out!

    Asajj Ventress: The newest of Sideshow's Prestige Format figures is Asajj Ventress, the main antagonist of the Clone Wars cartoon and other media. Timed to be a perfect Christmas gift for any Star Wars fan, this impressive figure is set to release in the fourth quarter of this year. Standing 17-inches tall and wielding her twin lightsabers, Asajj is cast in polystone and dressed in an exquisite scaled reproduction of her costume. Show your allegiance to the Sith and pre-order her today!

    Indiana Jones: We just got in a shipment of these hot toys, and they're all ready to go! From the "Idaho Jones" Mr. Potatohead and the Sound FX Whip to the deluxes and 12-inch figures, we've got a great assortment to choose from, with more coming any day! Take a look at the Indy stuff.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 11:29 EDT
    Sandtrooper Roy the Hutt Reports: Captain Rex Delayed Until July
    Click for the official excuse!“We have received your redemption request for the Clone Wars 2008 Captain Rex collectable figure. Due to an unanticipated production delay, we will be unable to ship the figure(s) to you until the last week of July, 2008. If you don't want to wait until then, you may cancel your order and receive a prompt refund by calling our toll-free customer service number, (800) 327-8264. Customer service hours are M-TH 8:30am-5:00pm; Fr 8:30am-12:30pm. If we do not hear from ou by July 1, 2008, we will assume that you have agreed to this shipment delay. Please DO NOT call the toll-free number unless you want to cancel your order. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the delay.”



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2008 | 3:06 EDT
    More Clone Trooper Photos Surface:
    Thanks to a Trooper Down Under!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel sources have posted several more photos of a new Clone Trooper that hit Ebay late last month. One thing is very clear, the Commander Gree articulation is not going away. We encourage you all to join in the discussion and check out the new pictures that are now live in our community forums. Thanks to Mike S. for sharing, who has confirmed the seller stated it is indeed the AT-TE pack-in Clone Trooper. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 May 2008 | 12:26 EDT
    Update from the Sandcrawler:
    Our partner site has posted a sweet first-shot prototype of the new Clone Wars General Grievous figure. The things those little Scavengers have unearthed the past few weeks in the Cargo Hold has been nothing short of amazing! For more check out the latest find of Jawa Operative Gorkoracing and the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2008 | 22:28 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Review: Blast from the Past or Hot Reinvention?
    We're doing our best to deal with this Star Wars drought as our review of wave one continues. One of the more common figures you might find on the pegs from this wave is 2-1B Surgical Droid. The team as Hasbro passed on an updated version back in 2005 but how would this newer version stack up to previous models? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



    Posted by: Josh | 1 May 2008 | 21:49 EDT
    Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
    Sideshow Collectibles announced their 2008 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives and we have two Star Wars Items. The first item comes from the Expanded Universe and is the VCD Shadow Guard which will go up on June 5th for those attending and June 6th for those who can't make it. The other exclusive is Aayla Secura from their own Star Wars 1:6th line this figure will go up May 22nd and 23rd. Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter to see what the other three exclusives are!

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