May 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 May 2009 | 12:08 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Emperor Palpatine Animated Maquette LIVE!
Take your weapon and strike them down!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with another of the animated maquettes from Gentle Giant. We have seen many different interpretations done of the Emperor over the years, this version might be the most unique concept yet. For more check out the photos and summary of this fantastic piece. Thanks again to Boba Binks for striking them down!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 May 2009 | 12:04 EDT
Sandtrooper Starfox Reports:
Real Men wear Pink!"Hey Troopers, I hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend, I know this trooper did. Sithmasterc posted the Rancor dcpi number here in the forums for Target and I stopped by there yesterday. I didn't see it anywhere or even a place on the shelf for it, but I did get a CSR to check out the number for me. They said they have several in the back collecting dust because they have not done any new resets yet. She was kind enough to go in the back and get me one and I have to tell you this is a fantastic looking piece. You have to get it. Target also had the JarJar wave of Clone Wars figures and lots of repacks in the Legacy line. There was no sight of the remote control droids, bummer! There was also the Magnaguard ship (very cool) and the Vulture droid ship there as well. Wal-Marts have been getting the Legacy figures Hoth wave, plenty of these sitting on the pegs. That's all for now from central Texas, starfox signing off."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2009 | 23:03 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 517

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This week we've featured the Legacy Collection Wave 2 2009, along with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen figures! But that is not all this week, we have new vehicles and Marvel Universe figures. Get the The Thing and Red Hulk! Check out the latest on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2009 | 19:03 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Single Galactic Heroes & SW Transformers
What's the situation!We have another new wave of Galactic Heroes & Star Wars Transformers our viewfinder has just discovered. The three little guys we have pictures of are: General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a Battle Droid (Geonosis). The re-issue Transformers aren't as exciting as the chance to snag single carded Galactic Heroes again! There are several carded and loose images of the latest from the big H. No word as to when you should expect to see these on the pegs at this time.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 May 2009 | 17:30 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Jabba's Rancor Bites Again!
Nothing like a near six month gap Hasbro!Our Sandwatch Guides are re-revisiting the latest exclusive Battle pack to hit the local Bullseye. We had no clue last January the Jabba's Rancor with Luke Skywalker would sell out and not show up retail for nearly six months. It has been spotted for nearly a week but in case you missed it we are taking a look at this awesome beast once again! For more check out the photos and summary if you are still on the hunt. Thanks again to Boba Binks for helping us make back-tracks!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 May 2009 | 23:40 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: New Items in Stock!
There are a few new items this week including the Star Wars plushes available from Comic Images, including an exclusive Rotta the Hutt plush. Come on, you know you always wanted to walk around with stinky on your back! You'll also find the new Electronic Talking Yoda, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader plushes (these are from Underground Toys). Last, but not least, we have three new collectible items from Gentle Giant, all at discounted prices and One Penny Ground Shipping within the continental U.S. Click below for more new arrivals!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 May 2009 | 17:58 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Utapau Trooper Exclusive LIVE!
Coming at 'cha!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest figure from Militaries of Star Wars line. Armed to the tooth with a DC-15 blaster and rifle, we can only ask when are we going to see a 1/6th scale General Grievous? The team at Sideshow has issued another Clone Trooper for your collections but how would the 212th Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper fair vs. some of the others? For more check out the photos and summary of the exclusive version. Thanks again to Boba Binks for making tracks!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 May 2009 | 17:35 EDT
Update from Fathead.com: Clone Wars Coming Soon!
Fathead has some great news regarding their Star Wars line! Clone Wars products have been approved and will SOON be in stock and shipping. I don't really want to let the cat out of the bag yet in terms of the characters, but I'm sure you'll be more than thrilled with the new additions. Check out the selection of Star Wars, MLB, NFL, and WWE if you were looking for a great way to add some flavor to your favorite entertainment room. Offers will change daily, so make sure you check back often! Don't forget, you can also Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Fathead.com. For more click the banner below to browse the "fat" selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 May 2009 | 17:28 EDT
Dewback Preview: Cyclone Wars
Come take part in the action!Our DewbacK Patrol menu is previewing an event this weekend, one we hope some of our Indiana Troopers can attend. Boba Binks will don his Snowtrooper gear with the local Bloodfin Garrison 501st members and Rebel Legion. What a better way to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of A New Hope by taking in sports from the 70's! For more on this you can visit their website for tickets, event information on their website.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 May 2009 | 11:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter
The one that killed the Death Star!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the latest from eFX Collectibles. The Incom T-65 X-Wing was the fighter that knocked out the first Death Star, but how would this new company do with their first attempt with model replicas? With a heafty price tag of eight hundred dollars plus, an autograph plaque from Mark Hamill himself, what more could be desired? Don't forget, this also had a worldwide edition size of 838 pieces, just stop wishing you had a Mother as generous as Boba Binks! You can check out the photos and summary with nearly thirty pictures. Stop off and visit the Sandtroopers forums and let us know your thoughts! Thanks again to Boba Binks for staying on Target.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 May 2009 | 10:22 EDT
Dewback Preview: ConCarolinas Coming Soon
We have news for those Troopers stationed in the area surrounding the Carolinas. The ConCarolinas show will run May 29-31st, 2009 and they have quite a few guests lined up for the event. Anthony Forrest will be on hand to sign autographs, and the 501st will also hold their "Droid Hunt" where you can have a chance to win a Anakin Skywalker Premium Format exclusive from Sideshow Collectibles! For more visit thier website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 May 2009 | 12:29 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Magnaguard Fighter
You need at least 2!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with yet another of the latest vehicles to land at a location near you. The Magnaguard Fighter is one of the best vehicles to be made in recent history according to Binks. There are firing missiles, and even storage for your electro-staff. You can check out the photos and summary of the latest back-up to General Grievous. Stop off and visit the Sandtroopers forums and let us know if there is anything you don't like! Thanks again to Boba Binks for making them suffer.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 May 2009 | 10:37 EDT
Happy Memorial Day Troops!
The team at Sandtroopers.com would like to express our gratitude and thank those men and women of our armed forces for our ultimate gift of freedom. We cannot thank you enough for the work that you do and we can hope courage is something that will always be recession proof here in the United States. We would like to thank our armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and we all hope for their safe return, and wish them the best on their missions. We hope all of you take the time out during your activities today and remember that is it so much more than a day off. Please visit our community forums and deliver your best wishes! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2009 | 22:41 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: The Battle Station
For those of you who missed Motor City Comic-Con last weekend, we've put together a short clip of the Sandtroopers.com "Battle Station" that we unveiled last weekend. We want you Troopers to be on the lookout for future appearances of our mobile HQ and have quite a few things lined up for future stops! Stay tuned for more tour dates to be announced!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2009 | 11:59 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Hasbro "Discovers" Television Station
I want my H-TV!The team at Hasbro has joined Discovery Communications in a deal to purchase of a 50 percent interest in a joint venture which holds the Discovery Kids Network here in the United States. We can only hope to see a total Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformer network, the article has reported the rebranded television network will be dedicated to high-quality children’s and family entertainment. Thanks again to Jokabofe for taking advantage of our Imperial Credits reward program and cashing in! Visit PR-inside.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 May 2009 | 11:43 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Fan gets R2-Dscrewed!
A report from TMZ claims a fan had a less than stellar time at Star Wars Celebration IV. Now after a bad ride to the center, he's looking at piles of medical bills and has even filed a lawsuit against LFL and the Official fan club! For more check out TMZ.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2009 | 14:45 EDT

Memorial Day Sale: Inventory Clearance continues with the latest round of our sale. We've cut prices on hundreds of items and added hundreds more to the sale. Please take a look at the menu below for around 2000+ items discounted 20% to 90%.

UQS Obi-Wan Kenobi: We have another cool 1/4 scale figure with sound chips priced at an affordable $69.99. The Episode III version is now available!

Wicket W. Warrick: This animated statue stands around 4.5" tall and is up for preorder now at just $49.99 - take a look here!

Bespin Luke Skywalker: A cool statue that features luke as he's about to face Vader in Empire Strikes Back. Preorders have been listed at $119.99 - $25 below MSRP.

Oola: For those of you who prefer green, Oola is quite a looker with fishnet top - check her out here at $49.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: The 212th Attack Battalion: Utapau Clone Trooper 12 inch Figure features: Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation Bodysuit, Fully detailed armor set with helmet, Clone Trooper Carbine Blaster, Clone Trooper Long Rifle - in stock now at $87.99.

Masterpiece Grimlock: We've just heard word from Japan that the sold-out MP-08 will go back into production for an August release. Pre-orders have been reopened at $144.99 and are coming in quickly - this has proven to be an extremely popular Masterpiece figure of high quality.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2009 | 13:28 EDT
Dewback Patrol: The 10k TK Bucket!
One of the coolest things I was able to capture last weekend at Motor City Comic-Con was the 10k Stormtrooper helmet from TK 5367 a.k.a. Stephen Koets. You find this helmet to be one of the most amazing, life-life examples of the Stormtrooper helmet. For more check out the clip below of "must see" STTV!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2009 | 13:19 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Legacy Wave III
Wipe them out, all of them!We have another wave of Legacy figures our viewfinder has just discovered. The Episode I wave is a great tribute to the now decade old prequel. You will find Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gungan Warrior, Rum Sleg, Darth Sidious (hologram), and Clegg Holdfast! There are several carded and loose images of wave three. You should expect to see these on the pegs September or sooner!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2009 | 12:39 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Reporting for Duty!
Keep 'em coming fellas!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel sources have uncovered a loose figure of the upcoming Admiral Yularen from the Clone Wars series. In the days before plotting the doom of Alderaan, the Admiral served the Republic. Now you can see the loose sample that surfaced in the Sandtroopers forums. Stop by and let sound off your thoughts. Thanks again to our glowing eyed intel for the scoop!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 May 2009 | 12:38 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking pre-orders on new Star Wars pewter chess set, sterling silver rebel and imperial rings; Gentle Giant Han Carbonite statue, 4-lom bust, Darth Talon bust, AT-AT easkit model & Yoda jedi council bank. 9 new legacy figures, 2 new battle packs, mighty muggs Ackbar & TIE pilot figures and more Star Trek items 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 | 23 May 2009 | 12:34 EDT
Sandwatch Live: TLC #24 Commander Faie
Our S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier is at work reviewing Commander Faie from the Legacy Collection. From the panels of Dark Horse right into your collections, check out the review and go back to a time before his untimely demise at the hands of Master Quinlan Vos!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 May 2009 | 23:39 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Vulture Droid Added
We need bigger and better!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with one of the latest vehicles to land at a location near you. The full-sized Vulture Droid is quite a welcome addition as well as an upgrade from the Trade Federation Starfighter from Episode I. You can check out the photos and summary that should be available at a store near you. Stop off and visit the Sandtroopers forums and let us know your thoughts! Thanks again to Boba Binks for the newest in new.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 May 2009 | 23:39 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 516

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Great products in stock this week! Tons of Vintage Transformers Generation 1 Loose and Star Wars Graded Coins have been added. Sideshow 12-inch Toht is in stock. Most importantly, 2009 Legacy Wave 2 is arriving soon, head to brianstoys.com and place your orders now!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 May 2009 | 23:39 EDT
Update from Hasbro: No Q & A this Round!
Latest Q&A from HasbroIt is with deep regret that we will not feature our scheduled Q & A with Hasbro this month. Due to a hectic schedule, I did not submit the questions on time, as they arrived four hours late past the deadline. Seeing as it takes nearly a month to come up with answers such as "that's a great idea, we might look at that down the road", "it's not cost effective" or the old "we'll reveal more at Comic-Con", sadly we'll have to wait until June 12th for our next round of answers. We encourage you to log-in to the forums and leave us your questions. This will also extend to our affiliate site theJawa.com. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused our loyal Troopers.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 May 2009 | 15:29 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Clone Trooper Echo Carded!
Hot on the tail or in your A@@!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel sources have uncovered a carded shot of the upcoming Clone Trooper Echo. We had loose photos surface back in February, now you can see the packaged version that should be available later this year. You just might want to hit the Sandtroopers forums and let us know your thoughts on the new and improved Clone Army! Let's see how much can be uncovered before Sand Diego Comic-Con! Thanks again to our glowing eyed intel for the scoop!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 May 2009 | 14:47 EDT
Update from Gentle Giant: Comic-Con Onslaught!
Gentle Giant has updated their YouTube page with several new products for the upcoming Comic-Con show this July. You can bet their booth will go on "trample" watch! For more click below for the new clip!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 May 2009 | 13:38 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Fanboys DVD Release Party!
The real Fanboys!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a small report from the West Coast DVD release party for the movie Fanboys. Our own P.J. Rendel a.k.a. Jaing Skirata was on hand to help organize the event for the Mandalorian Mercs fan group. They even got some support and cooperation from the local Rebel and 501st Legion! For more, check out the photos and summary from the party! Thanks to P.J. for getting his credit on!.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 May 2009 | 13:31 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter!
Lock it in R2!We have a tiny sneak peek for you Troopers today with a new boxed set from the Clone Wars series. The Galactic Heroes line will continue and Anakin's Jedi Starfighter is loaded with many figures. You can bet the kiddies will enjoy this one. For more, check out the loose and packaged photos of the new set!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 May 2009 | 16:40 EDT
Affiliate Update: Death Star Prototype?
The new and much improved ownership of Jedi Defender has uncovered what appears to be a mock-up of a Death Star playset! Could it be all of our dreams come true? For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 May 2009 | 12:28 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Final Gallery LIVE!
Revvin' it up in the Motor City!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with one final gallery from this past weekend. There were many great photo opportunities at our booth, and Boba Binks also captured some amazing shots of the life-sized E-Web Cannon built by TD 866 of the Great Lakes Garrison. There were many great costumes and the atmosphere was simply electrifying. For more, check out the forty-nine photos from the Battle Station! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 May 2009 | 12:28 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Luke Skywalker & Speeder Bike
Watch out for that tree!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the smaller vehicles from the Power of the Force line. Luke Skywalker & Speeder Bike gave us a Jedi Knight with bendable knees and a sleek Speeder Bike that would also take us down memory lane! For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for keeping up the pace!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 May 2009 | 12:27 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: RotS Clone Commander Re-review
Our S.C.A.L.P. weapons supplier Dustrho has been very busy taking the comments on our Sandwatch Live videos and putting your suggestions to use. He has re-reviewed the Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith, and you'll love the new technology he's implemented to the clips. For more check out the added improvements by clicking below.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 May 2009 | 12:20 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Motor City Comic-Con After Party and Wrap Up!
Just some good ol' boys!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the after party and day three operations. We had a great time, and made it home safe and sound. Once again I'd really like to extend thanks to the Great Lakes Garrison, Kotobukiya, Brians Toys, Anthony Forrest and last but not least our special guest Doug Wangler for coming out and making it one for the ages! For more, check out the summary and photos that I CAN show you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 May 2009 | 4:50 EDT
Dewback Preview: Commander Ponds on the Loose!
Hot on the tail or in your A@@!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel sources at theJawa.com has uncovered a follow up on the Ebay auction that was showing off the new Commander Ponds figure that will be exclusive to Toys R Us. You just might want to hit the Sandtroopers forums to see a couple of loose images featuring bucket on and off! The countdown is on, let's see how much can be uncovered before Sand Diego Comic-Con! Thanks again to our glowing eyed intel for the scoop on the latest Clone to be born!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 May 2009 | 21:28 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Motor City Comic-Con Day 2
Blow you away!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a complete report on our day two activites. The journey has been off the charts in terms of fun, and that was before I got to crack jokes in line for two hours for Carrie Fisher. For more, check out the summary and photos and see how we broke out the heavy artillery on this invasion!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2009 | 19:54 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Your Mission Begins at MCCC
She may yet be of some use to us!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from our first full day of operations. The day is over and if it is any indication what the rest of the weekend will be like, I think we're in for a really great time! For more, check out the all sixty-seven photos in the report and summary. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for continued coverage all weekend long!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2009 | 17:57 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 515

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G.I. Joe Best of 80's, Sideshow Cobra Commander and 2009 Clone Wars Wave 2 are some of the great things we have in stock! Old figures, mighty muggs and vehicles have been restocked as well, including AT-AT Vehicles. For more great selections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers and MOTU go to our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 May 2009 | 12:26 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Fully Operational Battle Station
Bring the pain!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a preliminary photo gallery of the set up from the showroom floor this morning. Boba Binks and I will be conducting operations the next few days, so stay tuned to Sandtroopers all weekend for reports from the show. There are many guests on hand, so please stop by and visit if you are in the Detroit metro area. For more, visit the photo gallery to see where the smoke is coming from!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 May 2009 | 11:28 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Going somewhere Trooper?
Did not shoot first!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with another of the amazing life-sized busts from Sideshow Collectibles. The character of Greedo was short lived in A New Hope, but would that minor role be enough to influence you to throw down over six hundred dollars? With 300 pieces worldwide, you didn't have much time to decide before it sold out! For more check out the photos and summary of this massive piece. Thanks again to Lil_Louie (with a very big wallet) and Boba Binks for a great team effort!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 May 2009 | 11:28 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: "New" Boxed Set
Raising prices and making garbage like this?We have a tiny sneak peek for you Troopers today with a new boxed set from the Clone Wars series. I'm not quite sure why Hasbro would make this thing as you can find all of these figures at retail right now. What do you think about this product? For more, visit the community forums and blow off some steam!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 May 2009 | 11:21 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Luke Skywalker & Tauntaun
Hard to find or Smell!?!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the last green packaged Power of the Force deluxe beasts. Luke Skywalker & Tauntaun gave collectors a chance to own Luke on his trusty steed as well as a battle-damaged face and hanging scarf feature! For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for weathering the storm!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 May 2009 | 0:25 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: Load and RE-Load!
Lock it in Troops!We have a tiny sneak peek for you Troopers tonight as the Stormtrooper blaster will be making way back to the shelves in the sleek new packaging. These usually don't last long, so if you've been losing out on Ebay auctions, you might want to hold your fire. Whether you're a new recruit in the 501st or a youngling looking to learn how to shoot, this is awesome news! For more, visit the community forums and let us know if this is in your crosshairs.



Posted by: The_Josh | 12 May 2009 | 20:47 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Comic-Con PPO'S This Week
Sideshow next Comic-Con Star Wars 1:6th scale figures go up for order this week. Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper gear go up for those going to Comic-Con on Thursday at 10am PST and Friday at the same time for those not going. You need to make sure your account is signed up for the newsletter and eligible for the PPO by tomorrow. Make sure you check out the pics and info in the Sideshow Production Blog for more detailed information.

Anakin VS Asajj Diorama



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2009 | 16:58 EDT
Join the Empire: Imperial Credits Reward Program
We have begun our new Imperial Credits reward program for members of the Sandtroopers / theJawa.com community. Now you can earn credit to spend in the Sandtroopers Commissary by doing the things you might normally do. Whether it's sending in a breaking news report, covering a Dewback Patrol mission or assisting us with Bunker Duty at a convention, there is no doubt you will want to start saving now for the new tiered Sandblast 2009 event! For more log in to the forums and generate your personal thread. If you have questions please check out this thread and we'll do our best to help guide you along. We'll continue to do our part to help you get the toys you need, and now with added bonus for helping our Empire!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2009 | 16:47 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Troopers gone M.A.D.D.!
Cashin' it in for Imperial Credits!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from around the lakes of Louisiana State University. Forum member Walt "Phenix" Crowley would join his fellow 501st members for a walk to raise awareness for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. You can't say enough about the good work of the Legion and raising money for a good cause is at the top of the list too! For more, visit the event summary with all twenty-three photos of from the mission!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 May 2009 | 16:47 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 1:1 Bossk
Hunt them down!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with a bit of a back-track with the life-sized Bossk bust from Sideshow Collectibles. How would this very limited Trandoshan fit into the plans of your collection? With limited screen time and only a growl of dialogue, it is easy to see Sideshow did an amazing job capturing him just as you remember. It might even be safe to say this one was hunted down like a Wookiee! For more check out the photos and summary of this massive piece. Thanks again to Lil_Louie (the Rookie) and Boba Binks for a great team effort!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 May 2009 | 21:54 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: MORE New Clones!
Stick with the Deluxe treatment!We another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our viewfinder has just uncovered. There are two new Clone Trooper deluxe sets in the form of the 212th Battalion Clone Troopers with Jetpacks and the Turbo Tank support Squad! You can bet these will help bolster the forces of your Clone armies. For more check out all four packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts in our community forums and let us know your thoughts of the return of the deluxe line.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 May 2009 | 12:45 EDT
Dewback Preview: THIS weekend!
The Motor City Comic-Con is getting geared up and ready to roar May 15-17 2009. The guest list is locked and loaded with Carrie Fisher, Richard LeParmentier, Felix Silla, Anthony Forrest and we have confirmed our ally and friend Doug Wangler (model for Quinlan Vos) will be making an appearance at the what is formerly known as "The Bunker". We will also assist the Great Lakes Garrison by donating a Premium Format Slave Leia Exclusive courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles and several other prizes we're saving for a surprise. We hope our Midwest ground forces can join us and enjoy what we should have on display. For hotel and ticket information visit their website for complete details.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 May 2009 | 12:42 EDT
Update from Entertaiment Earth.com: Joker Squad Commercial
The Joker Squad exclusive set is now in stock and shipping at Entertainment Earth. This specially packaged, limited edition set of six action figures features 5 unique Stormtroopers and a Sith Lord. You can also take advantage of their free shipping on orders over $99! Visit Entertainment Earth today and remember, Have Fun and BE Fun!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 May 2009 | 16:49 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: More New Clones Spotted!
The team at Rebelscum have uncovered some nifty new Clone Wars vehicles in the form of the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid & the Octuptarra Droid. There is also a trio of Clone Commanders of Commander Thire, Commander Gree, and Commander Bly. For complete details on this visit their website for all the new photos!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 May 2009 | 12:30 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Wedge Antilles Prototype Comparison
Uttinni!The team at theJawa.com has uncovered a new prototype of Wedge Antilles from the Legacy Collection. We uncovered some packaged images, now take a look at how similar the two scultps are! Will two new ladders be enough for you to throw down your hard earned coin? Sound off and let us know in our community forums. For more check out the the thread for a full sized shot. Thanks again to our glowing eyed clan for the photo, United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 May 2009 | 12:30 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com
There have been several new items added to StarWarsShop.com this weekend, including pre-order for Fanboys! Now you can own the soon to be cult classic of true Star Wars fandom, complete with an exclusive comic book. Also check out the Lightsaber USB glow-lamp, the Darth Vader digital clock and just when you thought you'd seen it all... the R2-D2 shampoo bottle! You might also want to check out the Bargain Bay clearance area for great deals and penny shipping!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 May 2009 | 12:22 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Han Solo & Tauntaun
Hard to find or Smell!?!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the harder to find green packaged Power of the Force deluxe beasts. Han Solo & Tauntaun would prove to be quite a challenge for collectors to find, as well as holding a substantial value until a few years ago. For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for keeping us warm!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 May 2009 | 15:22 EDT
Update from ACME: New Bespin Luke Character Key!
Feel the Force flow!The team at ACME has announced the pre-order for the new Bespin Luke Skywalker character key. This line continues to hit with iconic trilogy characters, and the edition size is a mere 750 pieces. You can look for pre-sale for this Key to begin on Monday MAY 11th at 11am PST and pre-orders expected to ship starting 6/23. For more check out the the forums for a full sized shot. Thanks again to Sandtrooper jokabofe for nearly coming out of retirement this afternoon!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 May 2009 | 15:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: A Whole NEW Class of Trooper!
More class than a school house!The team at LucasArts has given us a great look at a whole new class of Trooper for the upcoming KOTOR video game. There is a cool rotating animation on the main page that shows several different new helmet designs. For more check out the latest update. Sound off and let us know your thoughts on the upcoming game. Thanks to Sandtrooper jokabofe for letting us know class was in session!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 May 2009 | 14:01 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Send in the Heavy Artillery!
Train kept a rollin'!We another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers from the Clone Wars & Legacy collections. We have several new vehicles for you to take a look at including the Anakin Delta 2 Starfighter, Republic Fighter Tank, Vulture Droid and the re-issue V-19 Torrent Starfighter. There are even a couple of the Saga Legends that you can probably find on your local pegs! For more check out the packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums and let us know if any of these are on your hit list.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 May 2009 | 14:01 EDT
Questions from Kotobukiya: First round Answered!
Got questions?We are proud to not only feature one of the greatest resources for Kotobukiya Star Wars products on the net, now we offer a direct line of communication for our ground forces that will allow them to interrogate the high command of Kotobukiya. Several of our readers asked questions and today we have our first installment of this new feature. For more check out the first set of answers. Sound off and drop your questions on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 May 2009 | 16:21 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Assualt on Ft. Wayne!
Music to your ears!The Bloodfin Garrison of Indiana would deploy Troopers to the Ft. Wayne area to help promote the most memorable classics from John Williams. Who could forget the soundtrack of E.T., Close Encounters and of course the Star Wars trilogy. There were several members to help assist with the festivities and they would even commandeer a local Police scooter just for fun. For more, visit the event summary with all twenty-eight photos of their deployment!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2009 | 16:54 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: R2-D2 Animated Remote Control
Train kept a rollin'!We have one little Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers from the Clone Wars collection. It appears we'll even get to see R2-D2 remote control in animated form! For those of us collecting the line, this is no doubt a pleasant surpise. I'm sure most appreciate how close to scale these little guys are! For more check out the packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums and let us know if he's on your hit list.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 May 2009 | 12:47 EDT
Update from Past Generation Toys.com:
We are cleaning house! Check out the clearance sale on the 30th Anniversary Star Wars figures, Indiana Jones figures, and t-shirts. The following items have prices cut so take advantage while supplies last!

T.A.C. Sale
Wolverine
Mighty Muggs
Bowen Designs
Indiana Jones
Concept Grievous
Galactic Heroes
Iron Man MM
Wolverine MM
T-shirt Sale





Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 May 2009 | 16:19 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Free Comic Book Day 2009
NOT getting Rusty!Every year comic book stores nation-wide promote Free Comic Book Day. Last weekend the southern boys from the Midwest Garrison took to the streets and helped G-Mart and their masses enjoy this day even more! Lord Vader (SL 9965) would even have support from a hero, and yes it IS cool to post pictures with him on your MySpace page! For more, visit the event summary with fifteen photos of their deployment!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 May 2009 | 15:17 EDT

Hey Troopers, we wanted to drop you a quick message to let you know that we are having a 15% Off sale from now until Thursday May 7th. The sale will end around 3:00 Central Time on Thursday. Every item except New and Pre-order / Backorder is on sale at 15% off our current pricing. We've just removed the New designation from over 1000 products, including many GI Joe, Transformers, Anime and other lines.

To take advantage of the sale pricing, just browse through any of your favorite menus and the sale icon will be displayed. Its been over 6 months since we've had an across the board sale like this, so be sure to take advantage of the extra savings on thousands of instock items as well as items in the Vintage Department.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 May 2009 | 22:40 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: More Sandtrooper Muggings!
Handing out Muggings!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the latest wave of Mighty Muggs that are being distributed and hitting shelves near you. This awesome set of four consists of Qui-Gon Jinn, Wampa, Imperial Guard, and Wicket! You can bet the latest set is packed with heavy-hitters. For more check out page four of our Mighty Muggs guide that has been separated into pages for your viewing pleasure. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 May 2009 | 22:37 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Wampa & Luke Skywalker
A slap in the face can make for scars!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the another of the green packaged Power of the Force deluxe beasts. The Wampa with Luke Skywalker featured a battle-damaged effect on the face of our favorite Rebel Commander. You can also rotate the Wampa for a swinging attack. Would this set be a big hit with the collectors? For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for feeling the force!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 May 2009 | 14:51 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: MORE New Clone Wars & Legacy Photos Surface
Continue the Clone Wars has!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers from the Legacy and Clone Wars collections. There are 15 new images of figures, vehicles and battle packs! There are several photos of Ahsoka Tano and Anakin in Space Gear, Clone Trooper Denal, and several other new Clone Wars figures. For more check out the gallery of packaged and loose photos. Sound off and share your thoughts on this line in our community forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 May 2009 | 14:37 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Vehicles on the Horizon!
Keep feedin' me the ammo Troops!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers that our advanced recon team is reporting! Check out the packaged Wedge Antilles X-Wing Fighter boxed both front and back. We also have gotten our hands on a Vulture Droid and Anakin's Delta-2 Jedi Starfighter! For more check out the gallery of packaged and loose photos! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 22:48 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Droids to be Scavenged!
Keep feedin' me the ammo Troops!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers to kick off the weekend! There are many new figures slipping through the cracks and BL-17 has been the latest to be picked up by "team Sandcrawler"! Our glowing eyed S.C.A.L.P. Intel Gorkoracing has posted a nice loose photo of the new Droids for all eyes to see. For more check out the forums and let us know if this changes your mind about the Wal-Mart exclusives! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 21:50 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 514

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Brian's Toys still has the eFX X-Wing available for the low price of $1,199.99! A few new things as well this week, including vintage VGA-Graded NES games, Gentle Giant Bib Fortune statue and plenty of Vintage AFA loose figures. Also, Brian's Toys will be receiving X-Men Origins: Wolverine & Marvel Universe figures soon and currently are taking pre-orders. Details and other great products are on our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 21:50 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our latest round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for May. Any chance we'll see the Episode I Battle Droid blaster any time soon? What are the chances of Hasbro doing a series of four packs featuring the various Repbublic Commando squads? Will we see the Fan's choice Darth Revan in the saga legends at some point? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also have a set for this round for theJawa.com so make sure to check our our glowing-eyed friends too. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 14:36 EDT
Dewback Preview: Invasion is Imminent!
The Motor City Comic-Con is getting geared up and ready to roar May 15-17 2009. The guest list has been updated with Carrie Fisher, Richard LeParmentier, Felix Silla, Anthony Forrest and we just might have a surprise or two over the weekend. The Dewback Patrol will be in full effect as the Sandtrooper Battle Station will expand on what is formerly known as "The Bunker". We will also assist the Great Lakes Garrison by donating a Premium Format Slave Leia Exclusive courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles. We will also have a few other prizes for the Droid Hunt as well! We hope our Midwest ground forces can join us. For hotel and ticket information visit their website for complete details.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 14:36 EDT

Disturbance at Lars Homestead:
This cool playset features the Moisture Farm and 4 characters with Owen, Beru, a Sandtrooper and an all new Womp Rat! Take a look here.

eFX Replica X-Wing: This high quality replica is limited to 1000 pieces, we were only able to get a few of them and they are in stock now at $1199.99.

UQS Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Ultimate Quarter Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure (Episode IV) features an elaborate fabric wardrobe including robe, belt, boots, and hooded outer robe, and is equipped with a blue lightsaber. In stock now
at $69.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: The Count Dooku Premium Format figure captures every detail of the corrupted former Jedi, standing confidently with his uniquely curved lightsaber drawn. Each piece is individually painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure.

Hasbro Battle Packs: This assortment is up for pre-order at $94.99 and includes one each of: 1x AT-TE Assault Squad, Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt, Search for R2-D2 (not currently pictured), Geonosis Assault.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 10:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sansweet makes Forbes Magazine
There is an interesting article on one of the most famous Star Wars collections in the world. Steve Sansweet has been collecting Star Wars, even when it wasn't cool to be collecting! I think most might argue his collection would belong in the Smithsonian, and you can also see the top 12 Star Wars memorabilia in pictures. For more visit Forbes.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 2:57 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Count Dooku is Up!
For those of you seeking the Count Dooku Premium Format figure, you might want to get that order placed. Although there will be no exclusive, the Sith Lord more than likely will not be in stock for long. Also confirmed this week via the Sideshow newsletter is the Han & Luke Skywalker as Stormtrooper. The 1/6th scale figures will be a Comic-Con exclusive 2-pack, so get your wallets braced! They will go on pre-order May 14th 10 AM PST for attendees and May 15th AM PST for non-attendees. For more visit Sideshow Collectibles for all their latest updates, news and pre-orders.

Count Dooku Premium Format Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 2:56 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Rancor & Luke Skywalker
Can you cop a feel?Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the second of the green packaged Power of the Force deluxe beasts. While this older version was fine for the times, we would have to wait until early this year to see a Rancor again. For more, check out the revamped guide. Thanks to Boba Binks for giving us another dose of "real feel"!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 May 2009 | 2:56 EDT
Update from Steel City Con: Return of the Expomart!
The Steel City Con will be returning to Monroeville beginning with it's December 4-6, 2009 Show. As many of you recall, the Steel City Con found a new home last year after the Pittsburgh Expomart closed its doors. The NEW Monroeville Convention Center is located in the same area as the old Expomart building next to the Monroeville Mall. We are very excited about this move back to the Steel City Con's original home. For more visit their website for the