June 2002

Posted by: Jason | 30 June 2002 | 23:52 EDT
New items, shipping , and packing updates from

BigBadToyStore.com
  • BOTCON 2002 EXCLUSIVES PRE-ORDER: For those of you attending the show, if you pick up extra sets of toys at the show we will give you $150 worth ofstore credit for toys at our tables!
  • WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO: BBTS will be attending the Wizard World Chicago convention July 5 - 7. If you plan to attend be sure to stop by and say hello - just look for the 20' banner above our tables.
  • HASBRO G1 TRANSFORMER RE-ISSUES: We have put up a Pre-Order for this fall's release of G1 Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod!
    Items are on the way :
  • BANDAI VF-1A Ichijo Hikaru: Within a week
  • EXCLUSIVE BLUESTREAK & GOLD JAZZ SET: Mid to late July
  • RE-ISSUE PROWL & JAZZ: Late July to Early August - Classics
  • SIMPSONS SERIES 9 & MORE: Series 9, Series 8 Environments and Celebrity Series 2 all arrive shortly!
  • MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Heroic Warriors and Beast Riders Battle Cat & Panthor arrive in around 1 week. Plenty
    of the single He-Man figures will be available once the shipment arrives.
  • SPACE GHOST: Moltar, Brak, Zorak are all back in stock on the Toycommenu!
    BBTS SHIPPING POLICY CHANGES - We've Switched to FedEx! FedEx ground is also 1 day faster in delivery to these locations: Northern & Central California, Florida, Southern Georgia, South/Central Texas, parts of NV, UT, ID, and Wy. So for those of you who live in those areas - free bonus!
  • 'Economy' and 'BBTS Classic' packaging - For more detailed info on 'Classic' and 'Economy' Packaging, click here. Thanks for reading all this and thanks for your interest in BigBadToyStore - Joel Boblit


    Posted by: vaughn | 30 June 2002 | 23:19 EDT
    Trooper Mike reports:
    Does anyone out there have a Y Wing that they are wanting to sell?
    If so please email mcmbkc@msn.com
    Thanks!


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 30 June 2002 | 22:12 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Spiceowan back at you Troops from the Dark Side of scalpers and scum on sector E-Bay to bring you some true collectable treats. First on the menu in this 2-pack Never seen these in stores growing up. Also felt a little nostalgia when I stumbled on this vintage goodie, I can't believe the condition on this one. Wanna be like Jango? This will send you in that direction. So you don't have time to make your own costume? This one here is complete and looked pretty decent. I saved this for last, this is where E-Bay gets scary. You can never be sure what is real or fake but this will make you wonder. If it is real than that is one hell of a collectable, if it's fake I feel for that winning bidder.I do not remember that character in E1 but I have been known to be wrong from time to time. Until next time Troops , Kick A&% and take names !


    Posted by: Zack | 30 June 2002 | 21:01 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting from the Kansas City area. I finally found the Boba/Jango and Darth Maul Unleashed figures. They are okay- but I still prefer the old "Epic Force" line of figures. I guess I like movie-realistic figures to the whole "artistic impression of characters" crap- the "ballet Darth Maul" is just not that imposing.

    I also spotted 1 Palpatine and 1 Djas at my neighborhood Target- these two seem to be very scarce around here. Have a better one.
    Dave


    Posted by: Zack | 30 June 2002 | 20:55 EDT
    Trooper JeffRed5 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, I just got the new Djas Puhr action figure. When I was at the store I met a fellow collector and we were discussing the new figure but, neither of us remember seeing him in the movie. I know he is supposed to be in "A New Hope" and I heard he is supposed to be in the cantina. So, I went home and reviewed my copy of the cantina scene in "A New Hope" and couldn't find him. So, I thought he might have been added to the Special Edition, but I can't find him there. Can anyone tell me where he is?
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 30 June 2002 | 7:38 EDT
    Trooper Rod Reports:
    Need some help on a couple of vintage parts. Looking for a shoe for the 12" vintage princess leia and a gun for the 12" vintage stormtrooper. Also looking for a vintage battle damaged tie fighter in the box, a vintage at-at in the box, or a vintage luke with the telescoping saber. Will trade or pay handesomely for these items.

    I need you help your my only help, I need your help your my only hope..
    Rodapel@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 29 June 2002 | 22:58 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Fred Reports:
    Boba-fred here............. I still am in need of Hooded leia/imperial droidWuher the thirs quencher/Sio bibble/Queen W/ asencion gun/Jorge Sacul/old Tie Fighter.

    I have the last, of the last, Bloooooooody Lukes on veeery good cards.

    please reply @ the following orozco91331@yahoo.com

    Sandtroopers.com is Awsome! One severed hand up! "Says the West Coast edition of trooper brigade"..............I wonder what would happen if i went to Puerto Rico, and had my own photo shoot! Hmmmmmmmmmm...............Endless possibilities for those who can!



    Posted by: Zack | 29 June 2002 | 22:57 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    12� Yellow and Red clone troopers are starting to trickle in, picked up one of each the other day at Tanforan KB. Colma TRU and Stonestown KB had a few of the Luke�s but no blood or bbq effect. Guess we�re vanilla here in SF. I still haven�t seen the Palpatine wave nor the Saga Han. Oh, oh, oh I did receive my Masters Replica of Luke�s ROTJ light saber today. It is sweet, comes with certificate of authenticity, inscribed plating with production number and the catalog they were handing out at C2. It�s pretty heavy too. Now I have to figure out where it�s going to go in the museum. Happy hunting everyone!
    awingace@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 29 June 2002 | 20:31 EDT
    Trooper collection for sale:
    Trooper Tim in Memphis sends this in...

    I want to sell my ENTIRE Episode 1 Collection...small figures and 12" all unopened and in mint or nearmint condition as far as I know....I have lots of other stuff as well....so people can send me want lists...I do have an R2-D2 with (Imperial) slide and lots of other multiples.....I have run out of room and I need the money also

    Tim is also thinking of selling his POTF 12in. collection as well. If you need anything or know of a place in the Memphis area where he can sell his stuff please drop him a line.
    Movieguy11a@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 29 June 2002 | 20:07 EDT
    Trooper Mewdude Reports:
    I have an extra acklay and Yoda mimb (i would say a c9.5)
    Looking for
    Toy Fair Vader
    Simpsons Waves 1-4
    Chewie (saga)
    I will trade it for 1 simpsons figure and Chewie or just Toyfair vader or 2 simpsons figures
    Mewdude86@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 29 June 2002 | 16:49 EDT
    J's "Octopus on the Roof" Newz - Daily Internet Headlines
    Teemto Pagalies with Engine Wreckage - Three preview images at RS.com: front, back, and side.

    Antfarm Planet - StarWars.com updtaes the databank section with a look at Geonosis, the article contains nine excellent film stills of creatures and characters from this red rock planet.

    Cliff-side Attack - The Official Site's "Image Attack" library has added a shot of Obi-Wan just after his arrival on Geonosis, the storyline called for Obi-Wan to be attacked by wild Massiffs in the film, but this scene didn't make it to the final version. the encounter is detailed in the novelization.


    Posted by: Bill | 29 June 2002 | 13:22 EDT
    New Obi Pilot wave hits Cleveland!
    Hey Troops. Just wanted to let everyone in Cleveland Ohio know that Wal-Mart in Macedonia has or (had) at least 20 cases of the coll 1 wave 4 Chewie,Obi Pilot and Han wave. The only thing is most of all the Chewies were damaged right out of the case with long curl creases down both sides of the card . I managed to find one that wasnt damaged "WHAT A JOKE". Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has a Luminara with NO stiker or Clonetrooper with NO dots on FIGURE to trade for a Luke Bloody stump. Also looking for Padme with mole. Thanks in advance troops. Bill@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Bill | 29 June 2002 | 12:48 EDT
    Sandtrooper Steve Has Saculs and TF Vader!
    Hey Troops,Ohio's Dark Steve reporting in.... My computer has been down for some time.(HARD DRIVE) Now I'm BACK ON LINE! I want to thank all the Troops out there I did some trading with over a month or Two ago! Sorry I have not emailed anyone back about the Jorge Sacul Figures I had listed way back after the Celebration.(MY EMAIL IS UP & RUNNING NOW) I still have 3 for trade Any one, needing one email me your trade list. My Trade list is not working anymore so I'll list a few things here..... NEED... FF Sandtrooper MOMC
    Famba MINB
    Death Star Escape 3 pack MIMB
    12 Inch Masterpiece Edition Anakin MIMB
    Bendem Boba Fett MOMC
    12 Inch Bib & Luke MIMB
    12 Inch Gunner & Tarkin MIMB

    HAVE... 3- JORGE SACULS MOMC
    1- TOY FAIR VADER MOMC
    2- R2-D2 With Holo Leia MOMC
    1- Swimming JarJar
    1-AOTC Chewy
    1-AOTC Obi-Wan Pilot
    I'm all up to date with all the NEW AOTC Toys So NO Offers With them PLEASE!
    DarkSteve


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 23:21 EDT
    More news from BJ's Action Figures!
    BJ�s ACTION FIGURES is having a massive sale. We are making way for the coming waves of figures and we need to clear out the rest of our Saga figures. The majority of the Star Wars Saga figures are now priced at $4.99. We would also like to let everyone know that we are now taking preorders for all the Master Replicas lightsabers, as well as Han Solo�s Blaster. As always, each regularly priced carded figure comes in a FREE STAR CASE. WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Star Wars Saga carded C-3PO.


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 23:02 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Whats up troops and troopettes....
    just to say something..I found a "charred" Luke Bespin also....this with the magnet in the arm...not sure if it is a paint error(the dye used on lukes clothing may have spilled over onto the stump??) anyway, it is actually the best looking version I've seen...looks like actual Lightsaber damage..also, if anyone has info on a Luminari with no date stamp, I'd like to know....and as before listed, I have a R2 with backdrop( reg. legs) if anyone needs one...looking for any fig. past Luke/Vader wave....
    Keep collecting!!!!!
    Britt


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 22:55 EDT
    Trooper Jason Reports:
    Just thought I'd add to the latest post on Trooper Corleone's Bloody wrist with magnet in stump. I too have this variation, however I believe mine is a charred version with magnet out of the arm/stump. It also has the magnet on the hand too, but the magnet is definately sticking out the charred stump. I've enclosed pics from my dollar special digital camera. Thanks for THE BEST SW site!



    Posted by: Jason | 28 June 2002 | 22:10 EDT
    J's "Octopus on the Roof" Newz - Daily Internet Headlines
    More image galleries of Cantina figures - At 'SteveGuide,' here.

    25th Anniversary Action Figure - RS and 'SteveGuide' have new shots of the upcoming R2-D2 (some from ebay auction). front, second front, front close-up, angled close-up, and carded back.

    Hasbro Chat Transcript - Nick Rabin, Senior Brand Manager at Hasbro decided to come and take part in an online chat 26th June, and here it is.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n
  • New on 6/26 - ArtoosNews is giving away a set of the new Unleashed figures, Darth Maul and Jango Fett, ends 7/3.
  • Diorama-rama at TheJawa offers a chance to win an Episode II Boba Fett (Kamino Escape) non-background insert version, ends 6/29.
  • New weekly contest at Pegwarmer, post in the PW forums and you may win a Dexter Jettster and Sneak Preview Clone Trooper, ends 6/28.
  • This week JediChris.net is giving away 5 new Attack of the Clones figures. These are brand new figures!, ends 6/30.
  • Snowtroopers.ca is giving away 3 Star Wars Rubik's Cubes (Count Dooku/Darth Sidous, R2D2/C3PO and Obi/Ben Kenobi) Since these are available all over Canada, this give-way is for visitors outside of Canada only!
  • Take a look at our own new contest in which you can win luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder!
  • Rochester's The Nerve 95.1 has teamed up with Darkhorse to let you win a Grand Prize Package including: A complete library of all in stock "Star Wars" trade paperbacks including a signed copy of "Episode II - Attack of the Clones," ends 7/7.
  • Win seven HTF figures at PowerCollectibles: Yoda, Count Dooku, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Han Solo (Endor Raid), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) and Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture), ends 6/30.
  • Contest at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina for a Saga Collection Qui-Gon Jinn MOMC.
  • TBS is giving away an UNLEASHED Darth Maul and Jango Fett.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 15:53 EDT
    Trooper Katnipp Reports:
    Just wanted to drop a quick line to let everyone know that I have a bunch of extra hard to find current items that I'm willing to trade. Just looking for a Jorg Sacul and TF Vader. Here's the list:

    2 POTJ Tie Bombers
    3 POTJ Crashed Snowspeeders
    2 POTJ AT-STs with Speeder Bike and Paploo
    Unleashed Darth Maul
    Unleashed Jango w. Boba Fett
    Saga Deluxe Nexu
    2 Sago Han Solo Endor Raid (white droid caller)
    Saga Bespin Duel Luke Skywalker (plastic peg)
    4 Saga Dexter Jettster w. Background
    Saga Djas Puhr
    2 Saga Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
    Saga Anakin Skywalker Hanger Duel w. TM
    Saga Anakin Skywalker Hanger Duel W/O TM
    Saga Obi-Wan Pilot
    Saga Clone Trooper (error w. no dots on card picture)
    Saga Yoda w. TM
    12" Red Clone Trooper-KB Exclusive
    12" Yellow Clone Trooper-KB Exclusive
    Brian


    Posted by: vaughn | 28 June 2002 | 12:44 EDT
    New Figure Evolution at TBS
    Hey Troops,

    My buddies Ishitib and Barada over at TBS have posted their latest installment of the "evolution" series. This episode features SEVENTEEN versions of Darth Vader...from vintage to Darth Vader Bespin Duel. Click here to check it out...see if you are missing any!


    Posted by: vaughn | 28 June 2002 | 12:07 EDT
    Trooper Josiah reports:
    I just picked up an extra Han Solo with white peg,Chewbacca with C3P0 and Pilot Obi-Wan. I also picked up an extra acklay. All these figures are in great shape. I am looking for a Bespin Luke with bloody hand and Jorg Sacul. If any one has any interest email me with a deal. Thanks.
    jowa6@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Jason | 28 June 2002 | 11:48 EDT
    New "Imperial Officers' Club" Episode
    A New Episode of The Imperial Officers' Club, "Episode 29: When Clones Attack" has been added. It features Motti and Piett running into Jango Fett and they even get to see an army of tiny Clone Troopers. Check this and previous epiosodes out here.


    Posted by: Jason | 28 June 2002 | 11:24 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan reports
    Man a good Chewy is hard to find. Hey to all! Today's report (Allentown, PA area) : KB's got more drop shipments in this week. Found that Wal-mart & KB today (6/27/02) all got in like 1 case of the Han, Chewy, Obi pilot wave, but it was the case assortment of 1 Han, 1 Chewy, & 2 Obi pilot & wouldn't you know it - I saw 3 Chewy's & all the cards were bent I'm sorry but I know a scalper crunch when I see it - man that sucked! The only fig that had that huge 3 inch long slanted crease was Chewy, the scalper must have been right handed. I thought I scared all the scalpers with force but I guess 1 got by! Anyway, saw a whole bunch of the Ackley today too smell you'all later - Lex-Wan


    Posted by: George | 28 June 2002 | 8:37 EDT
    Trooper Chuck needs some help:
    I am looking for a few (3) of the new Chewbacca figures, along with a Djas Puhr. If anyone can help me out, please email me
    Thanks,
    Chuck


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 8:06 EDT
    Trooper Lee Reports:
    Just a quick reminder to the troops, you only have until the 30th of this month to get me an entry for this awesome card set, time is slippin' away, charge, duck, or go home :-)
    evolution@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 8:03 EDT
    Trooper Yodasclone Reports:
    Are there any Troopers that are looking for the Playskool Star wars sets. I have all four and am looking to trade. What I want is a Sacul but am willing to listen to all offers. ALso have the Han, Chewy and Obi-wan wave for trade.
    yodasclone@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 28 June 2002 | 8:02 EDT
    Trooper David Reports:
    Just want to say...Thanks to Donna...she hooked me up with the Gungan Ammo Wagon, one of my many sought after items. Trade went great and super packaging. Thanks Donna ...you da woMAN!!
    SpawnVI@hotmail.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 27 June 2002 | 23:44 EDT
    Reorganized Image Gallery
    Hey Troops,

    Ive reorganized the image gallery to allow faster load times. The first 40 SAGA figures are listed down the side. Clicking on the name will display the pics in the main frame. Ive added new pictures of Palpatine, Djas Puhr, Obi-wan Pilot, and Han Solo Endor. Check them out here. Heres a quick preview. Thanks to Trooper Bruce for loaning me the figures...




    Posted by: George | 27 June 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Who could say this hootie collect Star Wars?
    Our troopette Sheila Michelle is back again and provided us with one of her pictures. I have arranged with her a shooting session @ ''Las Croabas beach in Fajardo Puerto Rico 'til I get my shooting pad set up''. Sheila sends her salutes to all our readership and wanted to mention that she's having a hard time to get the new DLX sets [Nexu/Anakin]; Sheila will be this Saturday @ The San Juan Hotel from 1 to 3:00 PM and The Conquistador Hotel from 5 to 8:00 PM promoting Bacardi; Wanna meet her in person? Be there!!! She's a 26 years old sweetie!!! Another example of beauty of our puertorrican gals; If you thought that SW is just for us, YOU WHERE WRONG!!! Sheila has no ISP, so any troopers willing to help her will have to �� E-mail me ��


    Who's brave enough to send 'em for FREE?????

    UPDATE: Figures were found, thanks to trooper Eric.


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 23:05 EDT
    Trooper Michael Reports:
    Hey Troops! I have an extra Palpatine and Djas Phur. Both cards are in good shape. I'm willing to trade or sell for cost plus shipping. I did not buy these from the store so I paid a little more for them but I'll work with someone who is in need of them. I am also looking for Chewbacca cloud city capture if anyone has an extra one out there or is interested in the Palpatine or Djas Phur please email mcmbkc@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 22:28 EDT
    Sith Dogs and Mobsters....
    Just a couple of oddball SW pics for the troops. Enjoy!




    Thanks to Trooper Steve for the Vader pic!


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 22:27 EDT
    Trooper Rodapel Reports:
    A big thanks goes out to trooper Tim in San Francisco for hooking me up with a carded C-10 Zuckuss. I have looked extensively for this figure with absolutely no luck at all.

    Thanks Tim,
    Rod (the Southern Cali Collector)

    P.S. Excellent job of packaging. I wish some of the big companies would follow your example
    Rodapel@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 22:25 EDT
    Trooper Master Jedi Corleone Reports:
    I went to the Gardern State Plaza for my Strawberry frosty and decided to stop in the KB there and low and behold i found a "Bloody Stump Luke" But this one was different, this had the magnet in the arm,not the hand.......I wished i had a digital camera to take a pic........I will try and take one with my web cam....Has anybody else come across this one also??
    STEVESOPRANO@aol.com


    If I look at the figure from the front view you can see the silver tip sticking out of the hand. Thats all I can descibe it .......wish you can see it in person......


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 20:51 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Fred Reports:
    Calling on all West Coast Troopers only need apply/ East coast will reply at a later time

    I am calling on all troopers in The West Coast to e-mail orozco91331@yahoo.com

    If you are interested in joining the Sandtroopers West Coast Aliance! I have a very big project for all Sandtroopers throughout.......but I first need my west coast platoon. I have a pretty big project set for July 13th. If this date is open for youuuuu, and you can drive into Los Angeles(the San Fernando Valley) I promise you first hand purchases of all Star Wars Product /red & green card/ Jedi/POTF/eps2/12"/all vehicles/etc...........all this product will be at awesome rates! But before you do this you will have to put in work for the Sandtroopers commUNITY.

    This is 100 times better than a treasure hunt!

    Please West Coast only!!!!/ were setting something up for all Sandtroopers, so please do not flood the e-mail address!

    I still have Bloody luke/han/chewie/obi- for- complete sets of Shadows of th Empire/all Palm Talkers/Expanded Universe figs only! i have lots of stuff to swing these trades
    orozco91331@yahoo.com

    Trooper Boba-Fred is helping to provide a great opportunity for the troops. If you are able to help out or have questions send him a note. This endeavor will benefit ALL troops in the end. Thanks!


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 20:43 EDT
    Trooper Count Hitch Reports:
    I haven't seen a post on this yet, so I thought I'd mention it. I
    checked both of my local Kmart stores (Spokane, WA) and found that the prices for the saga figures have finally dropped to $5.49 (down from $6.99). They also had several new figs, including Palpatine and Djas Phur, and the Endor Soldier wave. They also had the new Han, but no Chewie or Obi-Wan Pilot. The deluxe figs are still $10.99. They also had some 12" Jango Fetts left at $34.99. Looks like it's one more place to start looking for new figures!
    Hitchbuddy@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 27 June 2002 | 18:18 EDT
    Trooper Doug wrote in to say:
    Hey George, I've been a big fan of the site for about a year now and it has really helped me out in terms of knowing when to look for things and where. Anyway, I wondered if you could post something for me. I have 2 POTF-II Orange Card Stormtroopers, 1 Toys R Us exclusive Emperor Palpitine with Coin, and 1 Toys R Us C3PO with coin I would like to trade. (I've also got an extra Episode 1 Boss Nass, but I figure it is worthless). Things I'm looking for, Episode 1 - TC14, Sio Bibble, Swimming Jar Jar and POTJ Saesse Tin and Plo Kloon. Also in need of a Jorg Sacul and a Tie-Bomber.

    Thanks for the assistance and keep up the great work at Sandtroopers.

    Doug Franklin

    Glad that Sandtroopers.com is a great source for ALL your collectible needs, that was the idea behind ME and Pat Carlucci when we bought this domain almost 3 years ago, Dang!! Time flies.


    Posted by: Tyler | 27 June 2002 | 17:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth-Dallas reports:
    My buddy Mike is battling thyroid cancer at this time. He is in the hospital now (Wednesday-Friday, 26th-28th). He will be leaving Saturday morning the 29th. He is receiving treatment (swallowed a radioactive pill) and is alone in a room by himself and is not aloud to have any visitors. When a nurse comes in she can't stay more than ten minutes at a time and she must dress in a special suit. They come in every hour to check the radiation level in the room. So as you can see he is in a bad situation as we speak. I was wondering since he is a fellow Star Wars fan and collector if you could mention to the troops that if they have time they could send him an email of encouragement or talk Star Wars to him at milakauf@msn.com. All he has in his room is a TV, Lap-top and phone. He is hooked up to the internet and I am sure he would love to hear from them. I am only asking as a favor and I understand if you can't post anything but it would mean a lot. He is a good friend/co-worker and a father of 2 new future Star Wars fans.

    Take Care!
    Darth-Dallas
    S. Florida
    David Thomas

    milakauf@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 16:56 EDT
    Trooper SithJon Reports:
    I went to my local Wal-Mart yesterday in El Centro and saw one case of the unleashed figures disguised in the Gen-Y figures name, but I didn't get to see the price. Until now I had only heard of the unleashed figures at K-Mart and Kay-Bees, so I guess Wal-Marts should start receiving them soon. Keep an eye out!
    Bobafettjon@cs.com


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 16:54 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Hey troops and troopettes...
    just a little side info...if anyone needs an R2-D2 with backdrop( reg.legs) drop me a line...also, I bought a Luminari today with no date stamp...not sure if this is something new or a screw up...watcha think??? email for the R2 at HamYoyo1@aol.com
    MTFBWY!
    Britt


    Posted by: George | 27 June 2002 | 14:22 EDT
    NEWS FROM KEBCO TOYS EMPORIUM
    KEBco Toys has for sale Army Builder Sets in lots of 5 Choose from Battle Droid Arena, Clone Trooper Red, Endor Rebel Soldier, Geonosian Warrior, Massif, Royal Guard and Super Battle Droid. Also Pre-Order the newest Darth Maul Sith and Ki Adi Mundi waves. 12 new figures available. Check out the new lower price as low as $5.99 each starting with these 2 waves.

    Be sure to ask about our exclusive ''One of Every Figure'' Club.

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


    Posted by: Steve | 27 June 2002 | 10:01 EDT
    Review of Rebel Stand now posted
    Hey Troops, check out my latest review of Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston over at the review page. This is book 11 out of 19 for the NJO, so believe it or not, the end is actually coming in sight. This is an excellent chapter in the story of the New Republic struggling versus annihilation at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong, totally organic invaders from another galaxy bent on destruction. The NJO keeps getting better as each successive author takes the reigns and really gives us a good tale to read. Check out my review here.


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 8:22 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    I am giving up here in North Alabama on the Bloody Luke Bespin.I have not seen this version and probably never will.Our area is always cursed with the same damn cases.Our TRU never got any of the cool figures like the Fan Club 4 or Wuher.I beg of you,please help me.You are my only hope.I want to get one for cost.Thanks.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Zack | 27 June 2002 | 8:19 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey folks. Young George Lucas reporting from Kansas City. The local Wally World received tons and tons of Luke and Vader Bespins and a few Obi-Wan Pilots and Endor Raid Han Solos. These new figures are awesome, but Hasbro is back to their old tricks of shipping new figures with old figures that everyone has and are clogging peg hooks. When are these people going to learn? Retailers won't re-order when they have bunches of figures that are not selling. Knock off this crap, and peg warmers will be a thing of the past!
    davegrate@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 23:21 EDT
    Trooper Big-Littles Reports:
    This is Danny B from So. Cal. My wife picked me up a Jango Fett
    unleashed figure from Kmart so check there to see if they have them. I
    seen AOTC digitally at Universal City Walk the other day and it was
    worth the drive. It's like watching a DVD on the big screen. Glad to
    hear somebody on the West Coast finally found the race car offer from
    Cheerios. Good find Donna. Does anybody know if there is a Star Wars
    collector club in the Los Angeles area? Or am I out here beyond the Dune Sea by myself.
    BIG-LITTLES@webtv.net


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 20:25 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, I have been hearing a lot of rummers about the up coming release of the FAO exclusive Imperial Shuttle. I have been waiting 16 years for this and I wanted to get the story strait. So, I wrote FAO Schwartz and this was their response:

    Dear Interested Customer,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer this item on our website. We are currently taking pre-orders for the shuttle (item #815300) via our Catalog Center. Please call 1-800-426-8697 to place your pre-order. The item is due in stock on 12/05/02, at a price of $125. Please call our catalog center for delivery prices. Our stores are also taking pre-orders, so please
    contact your local FAO store, for further information. A complete list of our stores is available via our web site. Please visit our website at FAO.com. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at fao@your-eservice.com. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

    Sincerely,
    FAO Schwarz Customer Service


    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 20:23 EDT
    Trooper Boba-Fred Reports:
    As we all know (for all you Fathers out there!) The Star Wars Saga revolves around the Trials and tribulations of father & son encounters! well we all know that son takes a pretty brutal licking only to whip himself into Jedi order, and break off a little love in return.Well i had access to 7 cases for bloody friday(all bloody lukes!), and 20 cases for bloody wednesday(only 2cases out of 20 only 4pcs.5 total) So this first issue (Deemed to gory for bambinos so stop production!)looks like it is finally coming to a a end.......... so get them while there hot! Once again only those with my request nne reply to the following orozco91331@yahoo.com, if you have the following Star Wars palm talkers (full set only!)-Shadows of the Empire (full set only)-expanded universe(full set only) just figs Sandtroopers.In Vehicles i will entertain M. Falcon/ Tie Fighters both Boxed

    We SandTroopers here on the west coast are currently working on something really benificial for the whole SandTrooper CommUNITY!

    Please see future post !

    I have lots of 12" & 3-3/4 to swing trades!



    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 20:21 EDT
    Trooper Dsoll Reports:
    Hi, I just want to let you know that I just completed a great trade with trooper Alfred Orozco (orozco91331@yahoo.com). Alfred sent me a 12" scout on speeder bike for a Jorg Sacul figure. The trade went fast and smooth. I recommend all troopers to trade with Alfred if given the opportunity.
    Dsoll@execpc.com
    PS Give this guy a dewback.



    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 20:20 EDT
    Trooper Aaron Reports:
    Recently found the Pilot Obi Wan and Han Endor at Wal-mart here in New Orleans. Unfortunately, Chewie was already gone. Still no sign of Palpatine or Djahs.

    If anyone is interested I would like to trade for a Sacul figure. I have up for trade any of the Bo Shek wave, TC-14, or R2-D2 with Holo leia. E-mail me if interested.
    athom80353@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 20:19 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    HI EVERYONE!
    LISTED BELOW ARE THE FIGURES I HAVE TO TRADE, AND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:

    Have OBI WON PILOT or COUNT DOOKU(with SIDIOUS HOLOGRAM looking at you)
    for:HAN SOLO(with WHITE LEVER on hip) or CHEWBACCA

    Have PALPATINE or DJAS PUHR and a TRU MINI COMIC #1 for:
    BESPIN LUKE (with BLOODY HAND) or R2-D2 (with R3-T7 LEG and BACKGROUND
    CARD) or COUNT DOOKU (with SIDIOUS HOLOGRAM looking DOWN) or YODA(with
    letters "TM" missing).

    PLEASE WRITE ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRADE.
    THANKS FOR READING!
    fbljr1@juno.com


    Posted by: Jason | 26 June 2002 | 16:32 EDT
    J's "Octopus on the Roof" Daily Internet Headlines
    Troops, I've relaunched the Daily Web news as 'Octopus on the Roof" Headlines. The moniker is meant to poke fun at the often spectacularized spin we see on some of the Star Wars news...

    C-3PO cut scene - Anthony Daniels comments on the Episode II cut scene of his outer casing assembly.

    unleashed version of Anakin - DSP has added a nice image of the upcoming Anakin Unleashed figure shot from a new point of view.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 26 June 2002 | 16:16 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan reports:
    Hey to all! Lex-wan here with the reports for the Allentown PA area first is the unleashed figs seen them at KB & Kmart both places had crushed cards Iwas only able to pick up 1 Boba & Jango that was in good shape. The Wal-marts in this area all got in the first wave which includes 1 Han Endor 1 Clone trooper Darth Bespin Luke Bespin (no blood silver peg in hand) & a couple other peg warmers the KB's are all getting drop shipments of the 2 Obi pilot, 1 Chewy, & 1 Han Endor but please fear not about Chewy because the next case assortment will have 3 Obi pilot, 3 Chewy, & 3 Han Endor needles to say I have a good feeling that 1 of theses is going to be a peg warmer I'll let the masses guess which one. Oh yea I almost forgot the 2nd Han packaging variation the top of the inner blister is shorter by 3/4's of an inch an the other Han on the left an right top the inner blister comes out to meet the outer blister I should have a picture to post within a day or so. Anyway MTFBWY & have a great day. Lex-wan debalus@att.net
    I want to say "thanks" to Lex-Wan for the recent help! You're a stand-up dude! - J.


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 10:38 EDT
    Trooper Jedichirp Reports:
    I just recieved from Dave Dorman the Jabba's Palace print that I bought from him at C2. This guy does wonderful work and hopefully will be able to continue doing his Star Wars artwork. I just thought that I would let everyone know that if you ordered anything at C2 from Mr. Dorman that it looks like he is now getting them out the door to us. He also did a small pencil drawing at the bottom along with his autograph. If you aren't familiar with his work then you should go check it out at his website (Davedorman.com). He has made some great prints over the years.
    chad.mcdonald@IWCR.com

    Jedichirp is right troops, Dave does some excellent Star Wars work. If you want something of his that's not listed on his website, email him, he might just have what you need. (That's how I got my print) Vaughn and I both have prints from Mr Dorman. He's highly recommended!




    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 10:31 EDT
    Trooper BOBB Reports:
    Went to K-Mart last night around 9:30 and they had a case of figures on the pallet. I opened it and to my surprise I found a Han Endor Raid! There were 3 Bespin Lukes (no bloody), 2 Vaders, 2 Jangos, 2 Maces, 2 Clonetroopers, and 1 Han Endor. I also ordered the Disney figures a few days ago and when I called yesterday the operator told me that they would fill my order when they arrived in August.
    froelich@y-city.net


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 10:30 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. here. Finally found the General Mills cereal with the 3 die-cast race car offer on the box at Target. You need to buy 3 boxes to get the 3-car set. Also if you still need the Masterpiece C3PO or the EP1 Lithographs by Doug Chiang, check your WaldenBooks. Happy Hunting.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 26 June 2002 | 10:29 EDT
    Trooper Mewdude Reports:
    I still have one Yoda left. Here's what I'm looking for...
    *Lots of Simpsons figs (Mostly series 1-4)
    *Chewie Bespin Capture (this is the one I really need)

    Loose and complete is OK, looking for a 1 for 1 trade
    Mewdude86@aol.com


    Posted by: Steve | 26 June 2002 | 10:10 EDT
    Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago...
    Troops, don't forget, Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago...Volume 1: Doomworld trade paperback is being released today. This series is a reprint of the classic Marvel Star Wars series from the late 70s and early 80s. Dark Horse will be reprinting and recoloring the entire series in a collection of trade paperbacks. Volume I hits stores today.


    Posted by: Zack | 25 June 2002 | 23:58 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    As you may or may not know.I tried to order the Star Tours figures from Disney's mail order service and the lady told me that they are only going to be sold at MGM,PERIOD.I read a couple of reports on Rebelscum and The Jawa.com of people running into the same thing.Don't despair,I ordered 2 sets of the figures from Planet Action Figure.com with no problems.They are selling the figures for 24.99 and you don't have to make a pilgrimage to Florida.Check them out.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Tyler | 25 June 2002 | 23:04 EDT
    Master Jedi Corleone reports:
    If anybody has trouble finding Nexu/Anakin Deluxe, i have a set of
    them........Cost +Shipping.....Master Jedi Corleone

    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STEVESOPRANO@AOL.COM


    Posted by: vaughn | 25 June 2002 | 22:36 EDT
    Kevin from K&C Collectibles writes:
    More New Star Wars items have arrived at K & C Collectibles.

    Now Available:

    Beast:
    Acklay - Arena Battle Beast

    Figures:
    Djas Puhr - Alien Bounty Hunter - #40
    Supreme Chancellor Palpatine - #39
    Chewbacca - Cloud City Capture #38
    Obi-Wan Kenobi - Jedi Starfighter Pilot #35
    Han Solo - Endor Raid #37
    Jango Fett Unleashed
    Darth Maul Unleashed
    Jango Fett 12" Ultimate Edition
    Clone Trooper 12" Exclusive Commander Set

    Deluxe Figures:
    Nexu - with snapping jaw & attack roar
    Anakin Skywalker - with lightsaber slashing action



    Posted by: Spiceowan | 25 June 2002 | 17:55 EDT
    Area Report Ne Illinois Se Wisconsin
    Spiceowan here I have been coming up short on my latest searches. I have passed on Clone Trooper Red/Yellow and the unleashed figures. I did miss the Acklay Beast by 10 minutes hot on the trail of a vicious scalper in the area. I did however recieve Chewbacca today from my beautiful wife to round out the first forty.That was the icing on my birthday cake today. The Starfighter Obi-Wan wave is finally hitting around here. Also be on the look out for our latest reviews coming up real soon. Good Luck out there Troops Kick A$% and take names!


    Posted by: Zack | 25 June 2002 | 16:05 EDT
    Trooper Scott Reports:
    KB in Brookline, MA just got in more bloody-stump Lukes (around 6) and only ONE case of the new Unleashed figures. These guys are HUGE and really make a great visual impact. Price point of $17.99 each. Strange, but they all came out of the case creased...I can swing by there to try to help out some other people interested in a trade.

    I am looking to complete my AOTC card set...I need Fold Out cards 2, 3, 4 and some Prismatic cards....
    sawegrzyn@statestreet.com


    Posted by: Tyler | 25 June 2002 | 14:48 EDT
    Trooper John Poucher Wanted
    Hey Troopers,
    If anyone knows how I can get in touch with Trooper John Poucher, PLMK. I have a Clonetrooper Helmet for him if he wants it but have been unable to get a hold of him at the e-mail addy I have for him. Thanks.


    Posted by: Jason | 25 June 2002 | 14:04 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    A trick Yoda teaches the Jedi in Episode III. - TheForce.net's brief article speculates on disappearing Jedi.

    Episode III character placements - Starlog Magazine interview with George Lucas touches on Qui-Gon, Boba Fett, Mace Windu and Vader, and their roles in Episode III (from TFN).

    Next 25th Anniversary exclusive toy - TFN and RS.com have added a photo of the 25th Anniversary Edition R2-D2 Which retailer will get this exclusive (this may give more credence to what we've heard in weeks past from some of the store clerks who work at this establishment!)?
    The image of R2-D2 is up at Rebelscum, the packaging itself still appears rather dubious however.

    Another installment of "Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council" - The clone air transport ships influences discussed by Doug Chiang.

    More detailed images of Cantina Sets - Loose and packaged shots of the Greedo and Ponda Baba (with battle damaged arm!) figures at ADC.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n
  • New Diorama-rama at TheJawa offers a chance to win an Episode II Boba Fett (Kamino Escape) non-background insert version, ends 6/29.
  • New weekly contest at Pegwarmer, post in the PW forums and you may win a Dexter Jettster and Sneak Preview Clone Trooper, ends 6/28.
  • This week JediChris.net is giving away 5 new Attack of the Clones figures. These are brand new figures!, ends 6/30.
  • BOUNTY HUNTERS DOMAIN is celebrating their one-year anniversary and is celebrating by holding a drawing for a Jorg Sacul, ends at 12:01 on 6/25.
  • Snowtroopers.ca is giving away 3 Star Wars Rubik's Cubes (Count Dooku/Darth Sidous, R2D2/C3PO and Obi/Ben Kenobi) Since these are available all over Canada, this give-way is for visitors outside of Canada only!
  • Take a look at our own new contest in which you can win luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder!
  • Rochester's The Nerve 95.1 (right in J's backyard here) has teamed up with Darkhorse to let you win a Grand Prize Package including: A complete library of all in stock "Star Wars" trade paperbacks including a signed copy of "Episode II - Attack of the Clones," Dark Horse "Star Wars: Episode II" trading cards, poster and bookmark. Runner Up Prize Package includes: A signed copy of the "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" trade paperback, Dark Horse "Star Wars: Episode II" trading cards, poster and bookmark ,ends 7/7.
  • Win seven HTF figures at PowerCollectibles: Yoda, Count Dooku, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Han Solo (Endor Raid), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) and Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture), ends 6/30.
  • Contest at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina for a Saga Collection Qui-Gon Jinn MOMC.
  • TBS is giving away an UNLEASHED Darth Maul and Jango Fett.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Steve | 25 June 2002 | 10:47 EDT
    New Novel announced at the Official Site
    Hey Troops, the Official Site announced a new novel by Troy Denning called Tatooine Ghost. The novel takes place between ROTJ and the original Timothy Zahn trilogy. This story gives us some confirmation of what was learned at C2. In a question and answer session, a panel of authors was asked if Luke and Leia would learn more about their parents and Troy Denning answered yes, but would give no details. Apparently, Leia is having doubts about having children because of the Skywalker legacy, but something she learns on Tatooine about her father changes her beliefs. I have to admit, the premise of this story has me a little concerned. Denning needs to really approach this story right, or it could end up being junk. Everything we have read in the Star Wars line is that Leia had problems accepting the fact that Darth Vader was her father and could never forgive him for what he did. Leia couldn't view their father the same way as Luke could, as Anakin Skywalker. She recongnized him as Darth Vader, not Anakin. All of a sudden are we going to learn that she softens her feelings in a book that takes place much earlier in the timeline? If not done properly, this book could really stick out like a sore thumb as far as story continuity goes. Let's hope it doesn't. Anyway, click here for more information including a tenative release date.


    Posted by: Tyler | 25 June 2002 | 10:27 EDT
    Vintage Haves/Wants list
    Hey Troopers,
    I just posted a Vintage haves/wants list in the forums. Basically I'm looking for 13 of the last 17 Vintage POTF 1 figures from the 1985 line. I have lots of vintage and new to trade. Please take a look if you think you can help me. Thanks.


    Posted by: Steve | 25 June 2002 | 10:21 EDT
    FAO Schwarz and Shuttle Tyderium
    Hey Troops, I received a confirmation post card from FAO yesterday regarding my Shuttle Tyderium order. It lists the shuttle as product # 815300 and says it is expected to ship on 12/01/02. If you have pre-ordered the shuttle, you should already have a post card or be getting one soon.


    Posted by: vaughn | 25 June 2002 | 8:51 EDT
    25th Anniversary R2?
    Hey Troops,

    The guys over at RS have posted a picture of what appears to be a "chromed" R2 figure similar to the Toy Fair vader... They are reporting that it is rumored to be a TRU exclusive :(... If thats true it had BETTER make it to Amazon! Head on over and check it out...looks cool!

    UPDATE: Seems that RS has removed the picture... If you missed the pic, Jawa Joseph has raided his cache and posted the pic in the forums here


    Posted by: George | 25 June 2002 | 6:41 EDT
    Trooper Lee Peake wrote in to express:
    ''Wish I would have had a chance to see all the great sights your seeing while I was in the Navy, we were never allowed to leave the base! My birthday is sneaking up on me again too, not sure if I WANT another one ;-) Thanks for sharing the great pics and the awesome site with us.''

    Lee

    Thanks for the compliments Lee, don't worry about getting another year. There is a saying here in Puerto Rico ''Old chicken gives good broth'' LOL.


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 23:39 EDT
    Trooper Starfox Reports:
    I just wanted to give a big thanks to Tyler Bedard, he hooked me up with the Clone Trooper Helmet at a good price, it's a cool little item to have and use around Halloween time for the kids.....newsworth news from Killeen, TX: nothing !!! except ToysRUs just received some of the Unleashed Jango's & Maul's....very cool looking, but all the card backs seemed to be crease, not a mint one in the bunch, but still very cool looking. If anyone needs one, let me know and I can pick it up for you.....starfox signing out.
    starfox@hot.rr.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 23:00 EDT
    Trooper Jay Reports:
    First off, I would like to think Eric F. for the great toys he sent, all were in good condition and very well packaged! I dont remember what name he posts under, but I was very very pleased. Thanks Eric!

    I still have face reveal sticker Zams and a AT-ST for trade or sale! Also, I have a gold FAO Schwarts exclusive xwing/slave one to trade. Let me know if you're interested and I'm sure we can work something out.
    jaysafley@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 22:46 EDT
    Trooper Eric Reports:
    Hello Troopers, I bought up a friends collection last week and I now have 40+ protector cases for carded figures. However, I dont collect carded figures and they are just taking up space in my very small apartment. So, if anyone would like these just make me an offer. I will break them up too, if you only want a few. LMK
    jedimastereric55@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 22:45 EDT
    Trooper Raja Reports:
    Troops after reading the post on rebelscum about the Star Tours Figures. I called concerning my order; I asked the person if they are taking orders for the Star Tours Figures and he said no. Then I told him that I had placed an order yesterday (06/23/02 Sunday) and that they had my address and credit card info and wanted to make sure the get rid of that info. Then he said if you placed a order yesterday and if they can fill your order than you will receive the items, but it is not garneted and as of today 06/24/02 Monday they received information that the Star Tours figure are no longer for sale over the phone. So if you placed any order yesterday good luck.
    rajabakshi@attbi.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 22:44 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, I just read, over at Rebel Scum, that all preorders for the Star Tours Action Figures taken over the past few days were not supposed to be taken. So, they are being canceled and you will be notified by mail or E-mail. The reason they were canceled is that the Star Tours Action Figures are only going to be sold at the parks not on-line or mail order Ect. I am posting this hoping that since Sandtroopers.Com seems to be growing bigger each day with new fans, and their motto is "United We Find" that since we cannot buy then any other way than going to the parks, it would be really great if every Trooper that goes to one of the parks that are selling them gets as many as he or she can for other Troopers who can't get there. Thanks and remember "United We Find".
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 18:38 EDT
    Trooper mewdude86 Reports:
    My yoda is now spoken for.
    Mewdude86@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 14:50 EDT
    BJ's Action Figures Updates!
    BJ�s ACTION FIGURES has Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter, Chewbacca Cloud City, and Han Solo Endor Raid in stock. We also have more of the Luke Skywalker Bespin Duel and Darth Vader Bespin Duel in stock. We would also like to let everyone know that we are now taking preorders for all the Master Replicas lightsabers, as well as Han Solo�s Blaster. As always, each carded figure comes in a FREE STAR CASE. WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Star Wars Saga carded Darth Vader Bespin Duel.


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 14:43 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    Just wanted to let anyone in the Greenwood, Indiana area that the Walmart had one crashed Snow Speeder this morning at 7:00. It had some minor shelf wear on it. Good luck. Still no signs of Han or Chewy.
    chad.mcdonald@IWCR.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 14:43 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Daxter Reports:
    Hello,
    JediDaxter here with some good news. I have put up a new site dedicated just to petitions, petitions by fellow star wars collectors like you. The name is PetitionOrg (www.geocities.com/petitionorg). I will also be posting petitions that others have started listed on this site. The current petitions on the site available:

    Saga Gen. Jan Dodonna, Gen. Carlist Rieekan, and Adm. Ozzel. I also have listed:
    one for the Bespin Ice Cream Man. AOTC Coleman Trebor also.

    It's been a long time, but the General Crix Madine petition I started under Scout Dave made 2,100 names at least, and a petition I ran later for Imperial Dignitary Advisor Kren Blista Vadee made 657 names. I've also had many that failed. Let's hope these work out!
    JediDaxter@wmconnect.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 14:40 EDT
    Trooper Boba-fred Reports:
    My name is Alfred and I have been a Sandtrooper before every one came aboard, I just like to watch from afar. I reside in So.Cali. "The San Fernado Valle" I am currently being watched from afar.........by a very good freind who is looking to help the cause! (mine's personally). I am about to break out Toy Fair vader ( 5 pieces), i am only looking to trade so only those with my request need apply........I am in need of 12" cantina band set/luke and yoda(WALMART)/SEBULBA/BOSS HOG(NASS)/3-PO on wire/death star gunner with moth T./Jedi luke &bib/6"yoda/r5d4/wicket.....3/3/4-hooded leia/sio bibble/bubbles jar-jar(swimming)!

    every one who responded to bloooody friday, will get there e-mail returned by moday!

    I have Little League All Stars, so please excuse the relay delay!

    P.S.I ALSO HAVE 12" BIKER ON HARLEY TO SWING SOME OF THESE TRADES GUYS!

    Jedi Mind tricks dont work here, so only those in need, are friends in deed!
    orozco91331@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Steve | 24 June 2002 | 14:32 EDT
    Yestertoys has Jorg Sacul and Stormtrooper 4-pack
    Hey Troops, Yestertoys checks in with some new items. They have Jorg Sacul both mint and non-mint as well as the new stormtrooper 4-pack. Click here to check it out.


    Posted by: Bill | 24 June 2002 | 9:26 EDT
    Bloody Stump Needed!
    Hey there Troopers,
    I'm looking desperately for the Bloody Stumped variant of Bespin
    Luke......I've been able to find the latest variations. Any help would be
    greatly appreicated.
    Thanks,
    Brian (Laser)

    BRIAN IS A GREAT TROOPER TO DEAL WITH. IF ANY OF YOU TROOPERS COULD HELP HIM OUT, GIVE HIM A YELL.


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 7:48 EDT
    Trooper Arnold Reports:
    Hello Troops,

    I just got back from FAO Shwartz here in NY where Steve Sansweet did an appearance. Many thanks to my good friend Jeannine for sharing her invite to this very exclusive (It was limited to 100 people) engagement. Also many thanks to her for trading a Jorge Sacul she waited hours in line at C2 to get for a Toy fair vader I waited hours ONline to get!

    Steve Sansweet is an awesome one of a kind nice guy. He had a slideshow of his tremendous collection that he keeps in a building in California. Needless to say we were all ooohhing and ahhing over his treasures. He was then good enough to answer questions and sign autographs. The show was well guarded by a contingent of the 501st, and needless to say, everyone was on their best behavior!

    FAO was taking Credit Card orders for the Imperial Shuttle, slated for a fall release. No one was sure about the price, but it seems to be going for $150 or so. The also have a nice set of Star Wars themed dolls. These are limited to a run of only 1000 and they consist of three child like dolls dressed as Han, Luke and Leia. The set is selling for $280 and they were also taking advance orders. Give them a call (1-800-876-7867)
    GENXJEDI28@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 24 June 2002 | 7:46 EDT
    Trooper David Reports:
    Just like to say thanks to "The real Jon" for completing a smooth trade. With his help i was able to scratch a couple of more figs off my wants list !!! Thanks, Jon!!
    SpawnVI@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 June 2002 | 20:50 EDT
    Trooper Raja Reports:
    Troops I called the Walt Disney World # 407-363-6200 for my order of Star Tours Figures and got through. They are currently on back order and you can order up to ten that is 5 of each on every order. They won't charge your card until your order is ready so hurry.
    rajabakshi@attbi.com


    Posted by: Zack | 23 June 2002 | 20:49 EDT
    Trooper Count Hitch Reports:
    This is my first time posting on this site but I wanted to make everyone aware that Fred Meyer is now getting new product in. I spotted several figs from the Bespin Luke wave (non-bloody version) and the Endor Soldier wave(with beard). They also had a few figures left of the new Palpatine and Djas Phur - all priced at $6.79. They have the deluxe figs at $9.99 and there were several of the new Anakin and Nexu as well. If you have a Fred Meyer nearby it might be worth taking a trip. Great site!
    HitchLanie@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 23 June 2002 | 18:05 EDT
    Jim from Federation Toys writes:
    Come on over and check out our new look designed by "sith gorilla" of DSP. We have the han endor wave on the way!



    Posted by: vaughn | 23 June 2002 | 18:01 EDT
    Trooper frederic reports:
    hello troopers
    i just bought a few packs of episode 2 trading card from topps and they are great. i'll look for a complete set. can buy or trade. if anyone have one extra series to let go, please email at fredg@globetrotter.net
    thanks


    Posted by: vaughn | 23 June 2002 | 18:00 EDT
    Trooper Garr reports:
    This is the Garr! I went to my local Wal-Mart last night and found a Han Solo "Endor Raid" and a few Lukes -only one with Bloody Stump. I know there are a few troopers looking for this variant. I am ready to help any trooper down. I also need help as well. I am looking for 1-Jar-Jar Naboo Swamp 1-Jorg Sacul and 1-R-C Sandtrooper a.k.a.Tatooine Stormtrooper MIP. I have for trade all MIP 1- Bloody Luke 1-Tie Bomber 1-Battle Damaged Snow Speeder and 1-complete set of sneak preview figs. I have recieved great help before, I would like to help a fellow trooper out as well. Take Care
    garrfett@sbcglobal.net


    Posted by: vaughn | 23 June 2002 | 17:54 EDT
    Kevin from K&C Collectibles writes:
    We have received the following new Star Wars items.

    Now Available:

    Han Solo - Endor Raid #37
    Jango Fett Unleashed
    Darth Maul Unleashed
    Darth Maul 12" Ultimate Edition
    Clone Trooper 12" Exclusive Commander Set

    Deluxe Figures:
    Nexu - with snapping jaw & attack roar
    Anakin Skywalker - with lightsaber slashing action

    Collection 1:

    Count Dooku - Dark Lord
    Darth Vader - Bespin Duel
    Jango Fett - Final Battle
    Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel
    Mace Windu -Geonosian Rescue
    Yoda - Jedi Master
    Anakin Skywalker - Hanger Duel

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


    12" Figure:
    Mace Windu 12" - Exclusive

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

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


    Posted by: Zack | 23 June 2002 | 9:34 EDT
    trooper Yoda'sclone Reports:
    Was wondering if any of the troopers can help me out with trade. I am willing to trade any 8 AOTC/Saga figures for a Jorg Sacul.
    yodasclone@yahoo.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 22 June 2002 | 23:35 EDT
    Trooper Boba_brett reports:
    I just want to thank Tyler, Lex-Wan, and Bill & Cheryl all! They are all great troopers and friends. Tyler got me the Clone trooper helmet, Lex-wan and I traded for figs which I never could've found and last but not least...Bill and Cheryl have been awesome! They got me a ticket to go with them opening night to EP2 (digital!),traded with me...most of all they are good people and friends. MTFBWY!
    lbg2000@netzero.net


    Posted by: Zack | 22 June 2002 | 22:11 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    I found the unleashed fett and maul today at both kmart and meijers (Columbus OH), picked up an extra set to trade. I need the new obi wan pilot han solo and chewbacca also the acklay
    onebigk@aol.com


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 22 June 2002 | 17:18 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Trooper Spiceowan here with a late report from the goodies section at E-bay. I'm sorry I didn't get this one out to you when it was up but this Vintage Tusken Raider is worth a peek. Do you have one ? Yeah me neither. I also ran into a slew of carded droids figures from the 80's . Check this, another gem from Cloud City. Hit the view other auctions by this seller to see the rest. Thinking of reaching out with your feelings to use the force ? Well grab your saber and this and see how you do. Do you think you are a tough guy because you got a Target Exclusive Skiff with Luke ? This skiff here will hurt your pocket worse than that Target version. Now I stumbled on this on accident but it appears that this is a flat out Empire Strikes Back authentic prop I almost fell outta my chair. No bidders yet so go on and bid on it all you " Big Roller" Troopers. That is it for now. Good luck out there Troopers, Kick A$% and take names.
    Note that these items are not guaranted by E-Bay and most definately by us here at Sandtroopers... So please "Let the Buyer BEWARE"


    Posted by: George | 22 June 2002 | 12:23 EDT
    Happy Birthday to me..........
    Today June 22nd I turn 36 years young, I wish all my fellow Staff members, Steve and his gang @ The Jawa were here to celebrate. Since I landed here I've been in a few self assignments for endangered species and shooting like hell [I'll sell 'em]; I'll be in Isla Verde beach during the day and hopefully I'll be @ Hard Rock Caf� tonight in Old San Juan [You wanna be there Pat, and you know what I mean]. Any troopers willing to join me, I'll be there!!!!




    Posted by: Zack | 22 June 2002 | 11:56 EDT
    Trooper William Reports:
    Howdy troops, I have up for trade 1 tc-14 mint on mint card,1 swimming jar jar mint on mint card,1 Billy Dee Williams autographed evolution card oh and if interseted I have a rare Boba fett deluxe fig with the one circle variation (no circle on right hand) Nothing new out here in the san fernando valley although kb has tons of yellow and red clones thanks
    williamkkirby@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 June 2002 | 11:55 EDT
    Trooper Servant of the Empire Reports:
    I FOUND OBI-PILOT AND HAN ENDOR AT THE TELEGRAPH WALMART IN ST. LOUIS LAST NIGHT EVEN THE HARD TO FIND ACKLAY WAS THERE AS WELL HAVE 1 EACH OF THE HAN AND OBI FOR TRADE FOR A BLOODY STUMP LUKE LMK
    KSMITHNUT@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 June 2002 | 11:54 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi, Troopette Donna from So. Cal. here. Went by Wal-mart Friday night and found the Acklay. They also had the Bespin wave and Han Solo only. Next, I stopped by KB still looking for the Yellow Clonetrooper. Didn't find it but they did have Obi Pilot, Chewy, Han, Djas Puhr, and Palpatine. Target only has the Deluxe Nexu besides the regular pegwarmers. Happy Hunting!
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 22 June 2002 | 11:52 EDT
    Trooper Nate Reports:
    Quik update from the Portland OR area. Not too much new. Deluxe Amanaman and Leias for 6.99 at most of the KBs (forget that 19.99 some places try to sell for), allthough still no sign of the exclusive red and yellow clone troopers. You can still find some of the inserts at Target, and the FX-7 wave at TRU for 4.99.

    I have plenty to trade if any troopers need help finding the following: GW, BF, JF, ST, SBD, KF, and SBD with inserts. I'm looking for Jorg, Vader TF, Dexter w/ insert, and many more.

    Also ever since the Sneak Preview EPII figs came out I've seen plenty of coverage of the Zam with 'vLucasfilm', but no mention of the corrected version without the 'v' which I've seen (and have one of). Does anyone have any info on this.
    oneightoys@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Jason | 22 June 2002 | 1:29 EDT
    Reviews of Dooku, Yoda and Anakin (Hangar Duel)

    Lord Spiceowan and I have been at it again with reviews of some of the stand-out figures released on April 23rd. Why does J. bust on Yoda? Did Hasbro throw us a bone with the basic Dooku character? Why does Lando want to steal Yoda's levitation device accessory? For a look back at the not-so-distant past and answers to these questions, take a look here. You can also view some of the other recent reviews such as the Wave 4 Saga figures (Endor Soldier, Bespin Luke et. al.) by going to our Review Section in the left margin, or click here. Next up for this weekend is a review of Wave 5 Djas Puhr and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. If anyone has any comments on the reviews, feel free to start a thread in the Forums or email me here at the station! Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 21 June 2002 | 23:13 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web.. by J.
    Mos Eisley Cantina Figures - carded images at Rebelscum. See Momaw Nadon front, up-close, carded back, and package photo of all three characters (check out the "build-a-bar").

    AOTC Jedi - NEW Article! - nice screen grabs here from AOTC. Especialy nice is the most ironic scene in the movie - the death of Vurk Jedi Coleman Trebor, and "upside-down head" Ongree Jedi Pablo-Jill. Eight film stills with links to the SW database. StarWars.com.

    Luke with Landspeeder - this one from RS as well, boxed front and back photos.

    Hasbro product listings UPDATED! - Here is a list of all of the basic figures available now through the October/November timeframe! Looks like Ki-Adi-Mundi and Darth Maul (Sith Training) are coming our way next.

    The Wedding hand-hold - McCallum comments on the addition of the mechanical hand holding at the wedding scene in AOTC digital version. StarWars.com.

    NEW Contest
    This week JediChris.net is giving away 5 new Attack of the Clones figures. These are brand new so be sure to check this out! Good Luck!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 22:49 EDT
    Trooper Bobafred Reports:
    This is Sand Trooper Bobafred here................................I have just rescued six blooooooody hand Luke's!(most imprest am I!) i am looking only to trade!!! I am in need of hooded leia/aunt beru/r2b1/tc14/sio bibble/queen wascencion gun/holo siodious on card/toy fair vader. only those with these figures need reply!
    orozco91331@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 22:44 EDT
    Trooper Mark Reports:
    Hello everyone, At my local KB in St.Louis, they got a shipment of Yodas and Dookus, if anybody needs these, I will run back tomorrow to see if they have any left, I am looking for Djas Puhr, and or Palpatine for trade. Also does anybody know if there will be a AOTC Monopoly board game made?
    framunda_Cheese@webtv.net


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 18:51 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Went to one of my local Targets and found deluxe Anakin and more Nexus��.Nexi?....Nexou?.... Whatever! When I was checking out both rang up for $7.44, swweeeeeeet. Lots of peg warmers hanging out � Zam, Nikto, Jar-Jar (didn�t see that one coming), and a ton of Zuttons with a few Eeth�s in the mix. There were a few Luke�s as well but no blood or bbq wrist. I also found one ultimate Jango at KB but they wanted $50.00 for him. Ouch!! I�ll wait. Hey if you want to see a photo of the new Yoda deluxe check out Planet Action Figure, he�s about half way down the screen. After seeing this, my question for Hasbro is why couldn�t they release the super battle droid like the one they�re using for the Yoda deluxe. ?????? Other than what I found today it�s been dry. MTFBWY!
    awingace@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 18:49 EDT
    Trooper Mewdude Reports:
    I have an extra yoda to trade. It is on what i would say an c8.5 card. I am looking for Han Solo Endor Raid, Chewie Bespin (saga) and Obi Wan Jedi starfighter pilot.
    mewdude86@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 18:48 EDT
    Trooper Matthew Reports:
    First time writing in to you. I LOVE your site. Best site out there for SW. Variation collectors will love this. I do not know if you have already posted something about this. The tube that is attached to Han's belt is either in white or in gray. Found gray today at Wal-mart in Colorado. The entire piece is molded in either of the color so it does not appear to be a missed paint job. I have one set of the variation if anyone is interested to trade for them. Thanks, guys! MTFBWY!!
    mpzeray@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 16:08 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Local So. Cal KB got a hugh shipment of Bespin Wave. All Lukes had Magnetpeg. Lots of Vaders, Endor Rebel Troopers, Mace(Rescue), Jango (Final Battle). If anyone needs these figs let me know. I will try to go back today.
    TIM


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 16:05 EDT
    Trooper TK Reports:
    I have an extra toy expo boba fett signed by Jeremy Bullock with his holo picture over the figure picture. It is on a green card and is in near mint condition (I never call anything mint since mint means so many different things to different indivuals), but there are no creases or dings and is in great condition.

    I am wondering if there are any troopers out there who would be interested in doing a possible trade for the toy fair vader? maybe perhaps for the Jorg Sacul + more, but I am really wanting the vader.

    I also picked up an extra AT-ST out there if anyone is in need of one. Box is in nice shape, has some shelf wear, but overall in excellent shape. Will sell for cost + tax + shipping
    tkimmina@mail.esu2.org


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 16:03 EDT
    Trooper Jedijaybird Reports:
    Jedijaybird here, the Ridgedale Target (MN)had some of the latest waves this morning, they had: Orn Free Taa, Palpatine, Djas Puhr, Endor Rebel Soldier, Qui Gon Jinn, Vaders and a few plastic peg Bespin Lukes. I'm not sure how long this as offer but the Slave I's were marked at $19.44.

    ps they also had a few Tusken with Child without the background for all you variation hunters out there!
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Zack | 21 June 2002 | 8:14 EDT
    New from BJ's Action Figures...
    BJ's Action Figures has gotten in more Djas Phurs and Chancellor Palpatines in stock. Also expected in the next week are the newest Saga figures Chewy, Han, and Obiwan along with the Acklay beast! As always each figure includes a FREE star case. Keep checking in so you don't miss out!


    Posted by: vaughn | 21 June 2002 | 7:47 EDT
    NEW CONTEST
    Hey Troops,

    Its time for another giveaway! This time we're giving away a Crashed Snowspeeder courtesy of DNS Toys. Email contest@sandtroopers.com to enter or click on the button in the left sidebar. Include your name and address in the email. The winner will be chosen NEXT friday (28 June). Good luck!


    Posted by: George | 21 June 2002 | 6:15 EDT
    12'' Jango Fett for SALE:
    ''I have a 12" Jango Fett for sale for $35 plus FREE shipping. LMK @''

    Ozziehihorse@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 20 June 2002 | 23:41 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    More images of Target Accessory Packs - RS.com has added images of the loose contents of these sets. Here is ARENA CONFLICT™ With Battle Droid (Attack Of The Clones™), HOTH SURVIVAL™ With Hoth Rebel Soldier (The Empire Strikes Back™), ENDOR™ VICTORY With Scout Trooper (Return Of The Jedi™), and DEATH STAR™ With Death Star Trooper And Droids (A New Hope™).

    Zam 12" packaged shots - American Dream has added a small gallery of images for the soon to be released Zam Wesell 12" figure. Thanks to Jawa Chris for the "heads-up," and the funny headline.

    LEGO Special Edition Naboo Starfighter - A brief article and pictures at the Official Site.

    Hasbro's comments on Bespin Luke variations - RS with a short article and comparison photos for your reference.

    Simpsons Sith Clan - check out these customs! See more by registering at the Replica Props Forums, word is that the artist is thinking of producing unpainted kits. Big thanks to my pal Ryan from Episode-X.com for the link - you rule dude!!

    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 20 June 2002 | 22:56 EDT
    Some new items at BigBadToyStore.com
    Hi,Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about new arrivals and exciting new pre-orders!
    RE-ISSUE SIXTURBO, TOYNAMI MASTERPIECE VF-1J, MUPPETS SERIES 1, SOUL OF CHOGOKIN - GX-11 DIANANA, EPOCH - ZELDA & TEKKEN, BLUE BOX - CY GIRLS, SOUNDWAVE BUST - The 4th bust in the series from Hard Hero is now in stock for $44.99, SIDESHOW TOYS, MCFARLANE - Jaws boxed set is back in stock, TOYNAMI ROBOTECH MASTERPIECE VOL. 2 - VF-1A BEN DIXON: Pre-Order, AIR ATTACK OPTIMUS PRIMAL (ROBOTS IN DISGUISE)

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


    Posted by: Jason | 20 June 2002 | 22:33 EDT
    Trooper Steve reports with a Store Opening!
    A new WAL*MART opened in New Jersey yesterday. They had Chewie, Han, Vader, OrnFreeTa, Massif, Mace, Obi-Wan Pilot, and Acklay, Unleashed Jango/Boba and Maul.........not a bad store, buit when i went there was about 1000+ peope at the store. All in all it is just another place for all the Scalper/Dealers to raid and leave nothing for us honest collectors. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!! - Steve STEVESOPRANO@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 19:22 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Hello Toopers, I was at my local So. Cal. Target today and they didn't have much, they did have two Magnet Peg Lukes and a Vader. I picked up one of the Lukes for any Fellow trooper that wants it. They had some Jangos final Battle, Mace Rescurer, and the usally Peg Warmers.
    TWoods@associatedbond.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 16:10 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Hey troops and troopettes....
    everyone that sent in payment for the TRU poster, they will be mailed
    Friday.....Also, I found a neat paint variant on a Bespin luke today at wally world...instead of a bloody stump, the stump is black, like it was charred by Vaders saber...anyone else seeing this( it was on the figure with the magnet in the hand). Also, I located a R2-D2 saga with backdrop and the round peg legs, not sure if this is the R3-T7 legs or not...any help on this would be nice...The flat round peg legs were only on the backdrop fig I found, and all other R2's I've seen have the peg that is like a "spoke" and recessed in the leg...which is which??...I'm willing to make a trade for the R2...anyone interested email me...I'm not sure what I would want, I'll do some thinking on it....still no sign of the new Han, Chewie or any above those in Myrtle Beach SC...SUCKS...just a TON of Mace and final Jango ( like 5-10 at each store) and no sign of the new deluxe line either...I'm making a trade list shortly for all to check out....I'll accept trades and buy offers on it all....I'm getting married and my excess figs have got to go...of worthy note, R2w/holo leia, POTJ target skiff( boxed scuffed on front, not bad)Electronic Boba Fett from KB, Watto's Box, much more than this but I'll make the list!! many POTJ figs .. also, if anyone needs an Yoda or Dooku, LMK..I have a couple extras I would trade for figs I'm missing or just cost+shipping.....later!!!
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 16:08 EDT
    Trooper Jedichirp Reports:
    Walmart in Greenwood, Indiana still has more than enough Bespin Vader and Luke. Most of the Lukes have creases on the back at the point where the bubble lines up from the front. Still looking for Palpatine, Chewy and Han. Also thanks to everyone that has traded with me for my Saculs!!
    Jedichirp


    Posted by: Bill | 20 June 2002 | 11:06 EDT
    Star Wars in England
    Hey Troopers. I managed to score some really cool stuff from England last week. My Father has a good friend over there and he sent all this to my Father to give to me. The magazine called "The Mail" over there has got some really cool stuff in it, lots of interviews with Natalie and Hayden plus pictures of some cut away vehicles and tons of full page color photos from the movie as well as behind the scene type stuff. He also sent me a Star Wars Episode II AOL CD that has some stuff on it to. I wish i could take more pics but Jay has his camera right now! Oh well. Enjoy the pics.




    Posted by: Steve | 20 June 2002 | 9:28 EDT
    I couldn't agree more
    Hey troops, I just read Trooper Darth-Dallas' report and I couldn't agree more with him about the abundance of information given out in the novel. One thing that really stuck out to me that I left out of my review was how much confusion everyone was experiencing trying to figure out what was going on! So if you had a headache trying to figure out why Jango was working both sides of the fence, don't worry, so did Obi-Wan! Read the book, you won't regret it.


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 8:06 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports
    Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. reporting in. Found Han, Chewie, and Obi-wan Pilot today at Wal-mart along with the Bespin wave. All the Lukes had the plastic peg and all the Jango Fetts had the bolt pointing upward. TRU and Target had nothing. Happy Hunting to all.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 8:05 EDT
    Trooper Sergio Reports:
    I just wanted to thank forum member Rocket_X for hooking me up with a Jorg Sacul. I cant thank him enough. I had never done a trade and thanks to Rocket_X, and santroopers.com, the elusive commander Sacul is in my collection now. To all you troopers out there that still need Sacul, dont give in to scalpers. Look to strike a deal in the forums. And if you have the chance to trade with Rocket_X, go for it. MTFBWY
    chabibby@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 20 June 2002 | 8:02 EDT
    Trooper OnebigK Reports:
    Not much to report here in columbus ohio unleashed jango/boba fett at meijers but no mauls...bespin vaders showing up every where

    I am looking for Chewy, Han, and Obi Wan Jedi Pilot also the Acklay beasts, also the unleashed maul. I have my trade stuff listed on both the sacul and regular trade pages or email me
    onebigk@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 20 June 2002 | 6:10 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Dom is back for a trade:
    ''Jedi Dom here. I was able to grab the Han, Chewy and Obi-wan figures today. I was able to grab an extra of the Han and Obi-wan, and am looking to trade for the Djas Puhr and the Palpatine figures to be up to date with all 40 of the Saga figures. If there is anyone who is interested, please email me. I can also trade for an Endor Soldier, Orn Free Taa, Luke, Vader or Qui-gon.''

    Jedi Dom

    Troops, Jedi Dom has been absent for a while but he's back. He is a very trustworthy trooper, Good Luck Dom.


    Posted by: Jason | 19 June 2002 | 23:37 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Deluxe Yoda with Super Battle Droid - a bizarre combination but the figures look much better than the basic versions, Nick from theJawa.com has grabbed these from Hasbro's image archives and added them for you to see!

    Burger King's take on Bespin Luke - A "char-broiled" look to the ever-changing Luke stump, this one from ArtoosNews.

    NEW Contest
    BOUNTY HUNTERS DOMAIN is celebrating their one-year anniversary and is celebrating by holding a drawing for a Jorg Sacul, ends at 12:01 on 6/25.
    see yesterday's news for more opportunities!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 22:42 EDT
    Trooper Joseph Reports:
    Hello friends, I just wanted to thank my friends John and Orlando for my recent trades. The sacul figure is great. Sorry about the delay guys. Does anyone out there have an extra bloody luke or toyfair vader? I am just about to start bidding on ebay but would much rather give the money to a fellow collector than some of these scalpers.If anyone does just email me so we can work something out. Thanks
    Joseph


    Posted by: Tyler | 19 June 2002 | 22:21 EDT
    Snowtrooper Eric reports:
    I found the Han Solo (Endor), Chewbacca with Threepio and Obi-Wan (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) at Wal-Mart in Ottawa - South Keys. Not many around, but I'm pleased to see them here in Canada and in tri-logo !


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 19 June 2002 | 21:21 EDT
    Spiceowan's the man!!!
    Just wanted to give much thanx to my boy spicey for the Sacul figure...He's da man...Peace


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 21:17 EDT
    Trooper Darth-Dallas Reports:
    I found the Chewy wave today at the Target in Coral Springs, Florida and at the Lauderhill Super Target. The Obi Wan figure is nice! I actually bought one to open and must say it's pretty sharp. I wanted to comment on the AOTC novel. I read that baby before I went to see the movie back in April and must say it was awesome. There is just so much more to learn. You get a better insight into how Lucas wanted to tell the story. On film you have a limited amount of time to tell a story. I encourage all who really loved AOTC to read the novel. I promise you won't be disappointed. I know it will cut into your time to see AOTC again and again and you won't be able to brag to your friend who saw it 8 times but you will know the whole story and he won't. Sorry I had to vent! This site is the best. Thanks to the troops who hooked me up with the AOTC cards I was missing.

    Take Care!
    God Bless the USA & the Dallas Cowboys.
    Dallas888@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 15:22 EDT
    Trooper JediJaybird Reports:
    Jedijaybird from Minnesota once again, I found Chewy, Han, and Obi Wan Jedi Pilot this morning at the Ridgedale Target they had a couple sets of each figure. They had a couple of the Acklay beasts too.
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 15:21 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    Hello Fellow troops, I was wondering if anyone can help me.My Wal-Mart's around here in north Alabama have not seen anything new.The latest figure assortment they keep getting is the Qui-gon wave.I have not seen the Bloody Luke bespin around here at all,much less the black faced cantina guy(who's name I can't pronounce).It sounds like most of the siting of this Luke is in California(big surprise)and up north. If any of you could help me out, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 15:19 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    HI EVERYONE!
    THIS IS AN UPDATE TO MY POST FROM YESTERDAY: I HAVE A LUMINARA UNDULI
    WITH THE WORDS "REMOVABLE CLOAK" SHOWING IN FULL. I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE IT FOR ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    :a BESPIN LUKE (with BLOODY HAND)
    :a DEXTER JETTSTER (with BACKGROUND CARD)
    :a YODA (with NO "TM" letters)
    :a CLONE TROOPER (with NO RED DOTS on his chest)

    PLEASE WRITE ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRADE. THANKS AGAIN FOR READING!
    FRANK LOPICCOLO


    Posted by: Steve | 19 June 2002 | 9:47 EDT
    Review of AOTC novel by R.A. Salvatore now posted
    Hey troops, I just finished reading the AOTC novel. I used to read a novel in less than a week, now with the new baby, it takes me about a month to get through one! Simply put, this novel rocked! I loved it. Click here to check out my review. Also, I have posted some Ep 3 speculation at the end of the review. Don't worry, if you want to avoid possible Ep 3 spoilers, I have clearly marked that material. So you can just read the review, or you can continue and read the whole thing. I just started the newest NJO book, Rebel Stand, by Aaron Allston. Look for my review of that one coming soon.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 19 June 2002 | 8:35 EDT
    NOT Star Wars...but funny...
    Troops,
    This is NOT a Star wars auction, but it is funny. Viewer discretion is advised! I have seen it all now........
    See it HERE!


    Posted by: Zack | 19 June 2002 | 8:14 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. I have an item that I might be putting up on eBay in the next month or so, but I thought I'd post it here first to see if anybody is interested. What I have to offer is one of the Illusive Concepts full size Han Solo in Carbonite prop replicas. It's in C-9.5 condition, and is complete with certificate of authenticity and original shipping carton. If anyone is seriously interested, please e-mail me. I've sold a number of items on eBay- and you can check my feedback (seller I.D.:younggeorgelucas@mail.com ). Have a better one.
    davegrate@msn.com


    Posted by: George | 19 June 2002 | 7:58 EDT
    Trooper JIMSJEDI wrote in to say:
    Thanks alot guys. Pictures look great! I still don't know why you didn't want pictures of my livingroom rug or couch. LOL. But really, I couldn't have done a better job. Hopefully others will submit their collections. I look forward to that. I also want to say that this site totally kicks ass. I will help this site out whenever the opportunity arises. Have a great day guys and I'll talk to you all soon.

    JIMSJEDI

    Not that we don't like your couch or rug Jimmy, LOL. I just wanted to remove unwanted elements from the pictures and concentrate on our main subject here [the plates]; They were easily removed by using the airbrush tool in Photo Impact. Thanks a ZILLION!!!!


    Posted by: George | 19 June 2002 | 6:19 EDT
    Star Wars Hamilton Collection Plates:
    Finally we added [thanks Vaughn for helping me out with this] to our gallery the Hamilton Collection Star Wars plates. The Hamilton Collection plates are sought after items no longer available, these artifacts when available were released only for 28 ''FIRING'' days each; A huge thanks goes to our loyal trooper JIMSJEDI for providing us with the images for our viewing pleasure, they belong to his private collection. CLICK HERE�� and ENJOY!


    Posted by: Jason | 19 June 2002 | 0:31 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    An explosion so cosmic that the energy of the sound is unable to escape at the time of ignition, but is released a moment later." - The idea of delayed sound in space was used in creating the sound of Slave 1's seismic charges in Episode II, read about it in this latest issue of "Ask the LucasFilm Jedi Council."

    Aayla Secura Feature article - the latest addition to the Star Wars Today archives is a long article about comic and screen character Aayla Secura.

    C O N T E S T S
  • Snowtroopers.ca is giving away 3 Star Wars Rubik's Cubes (Count Dooku/Darth Sidous, R2D2/C3PO and Obi/Ben Kenobi) Since these are available all over Canada, this give-way is for visitors outside of Canada only!
  • Take a look at our own new contest in which you can win a complete set of the Evolution Star Wars card series! Super big Sandtroopers 'thank-you' to Trooper Lee who made this possible!
    See yesterday's Breakdown for the complete Contest list! Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 18 June 2002 | 22:44 EDT
    Local KB Toys.....
    Went to a KB Toys in Forestville MD tonight...I found 2 Obi pilot's, 1 Han Endor, 1 Chewbacca, 1 Bepin luke (plastic pin in hand), and a couple of vader's...I need 2 of them but the bubble's were all messed up, but if you're one who open's have at em'...So be on the look out they're out there...Peace


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 21:49 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Well not much going on here in sunny California. Took a trip up north to visit the parents and came up dry. My usual Wal-Mart was down to bare minimum. TRU, forget it. Managed a couple of runs to the other Bay Area stores and didn’t find much. I was advised about an independent store in San Mateo and decided to stop in there. I found ballerina Darth Maul and a few Endor Rebels and Qui-Gon Ginn. That’s it for now. MTFBWY!!
    awingace@msn.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 21:47 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Anyone out there interested in some ROTJ original card backs. I have been
    doing some cleaning and came across 18 and 1 ESB.
    They are:
    ESB Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) 36 Card Back
    ROTJ Prune Face Anakin Offer Sticker on Back
    (Pealed a Lot) Tried to score two proofs of purchase at the same time. Never
    Sent
    ROTJ Star Destroyer Commander 53 Card Back
    ROTJ Weequay Emperor Offer on Back
    ROTJ Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) Emperor Offer on Back
    ROTJ Gamorrean Guard Emperor Offer on Back
    ROTJ Lumat Anakin offer (Not Sticker)
    ROTJ Ree-Yees 61 Card Back
    ROTJ IG-88 53 Card Back Logray and
    Chief Chirpa Blacked out by Kenner
    ROTJ Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Fighter Pilot) 53 Card Back
    ROTJ Han Solo (In Trench Coat) Anakin Offer Sticker on Back
    (Pealed a Little) Tried to score two proofs of purchase at the same time.
    Never sent
    ROTJ Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) 51 Card Back some check
    marks for figures I didn't have at the time.
    ROTJ Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) Emperor Offer on Back
    ROTJ Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) 53 Card Back
    ROTJ Rancor Keeper Anakin Offer Sticker on Back

    ROTJ General Madine 53 Card Back Logray and
    Chief Chirpa Blacked out by Kenner
    ROTJ Rebel Commando Emperor Offer on Back
    ROTJ AT-ST Driver Anakin Offer Sticker on Back
    (Pealed a Little) Tried to score two proofs of purchase at the same time.
    Never sent.
    ROTJ Wicket W. Warrick Anakin Offer Sticker on Back
    (Pealed a Little) Tried to score two proofs of purchase at the same time.
    Never sent.

    I don't want anything for them unless you would like to trade some figures
    out of kindness. You have to pay for the shipping though.
    Yes, I still have the figures and no I am not letting them go.
    Thanx Troops,
    Tim


    Posted by: vaughn | 18 June 2002 | 21:14 EDT
    Ishitib from TBS writes:
    I HAVE POSTED DETAILED PICTURES ALONG WITH CLEAR EXPLANATIONS ON FOUR VARIANTS DEALING WITH THE NEXU ARENA BEAST. HERE IS THE LINK
    http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2206

    I HAVE POSTED DETAILED PICTURES AND A REVIEW ON THE ACKLAY ARENA BEAST. HERE IS THE LINK:
    http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2213

    I HAVE POSTED DETAILED PICTURES AND REVIEW ON A NEW HOPE'S DJAS PUHR AND EP2 SUPREME CHANCELLOR PALPATINE. HERE IS THE LINK:
    http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=7921

    Drop buy and enjoy Ishitib's great pictures!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 June 2002 | 19:28 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    "Brian's Toys now has in stock & ready to ship the Master Replica Luke Saber for $299.99. Also, We have just received in stock our very first Illusive Concepts Darth Vader Revealed for sale at $2,199.99. Visit our webstore for a detailed image of this item..."

    Brian's Toys
    Look under the FEATURED section at the site...


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 June 2002 | 19:07 EDT
    We have our winner for the Jorge Sacul!
    That winner is: Michael Dustin!
    Michael, you have 7 days to contact Darth Crypt from the original email address your entry came from. Thanks to all the troops that entered and especially to trooper AndyVW (without whom, this contest would NOT have happened)! Now on to the winners circle...say, where are the those girls in bikini's with all the champagne?
    Vaughn, you and J pimpin' them out again...I told you two about that...


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 18 June 2002 | 18:34 EDT
    Star Wars Contest...
    Gateway is holding a Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast contest...You have to defeat 12 opponents...You could win $25,000 and other cool prizes...Go here to register Gateway ...And MTFBWY...Peace


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 17:11 EDT
    Another Trooper Sponsored Giveaway!
    My good friend Trooper Lee is offering up something from his collection as part of another great giveway sponsored by the troops! Here's the details from the man himself...

    I have a full set of the Evolution cards along with 8 of the chase cards from the set, that's 101 cards total with the original wrappers. I would like to run a drawing until June 30th to give everyone interested plenty of time to send me an entry. On the 30th, my force sensitive canine (Roebuck the Semi-Wonder Mutt) will pick a lucky winner.

    You can send you entries to Lee at Leonpeake@aol.com. When he picks a winner we'll announce it right here. Good luck everybody, and thanks Lee!


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 17:05 EDT
    Yoda update at starwars.com
    JediJaybird noticed today that starwars.com added our favorite short-stature jedi to the mix of different splash screens, looks like he has just opened his can of whoop a$$! Hit refresh a couple times to see him in all his greeen glory.

    Thanks Jay!


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 17:02 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    Hi folks! Listed below are soem figures I have for trade for ones that I'm still looking for:

    COUNT DOOKU
    :for a HAN SOLO (with WHITE LEVER on hip)
    :or a CHEWBACCA
    :or a BESPIN LUKE (with SILVER MAGNET)

    PALPATINE & TRU MINI COMIC #1
    :for a BESPIN LUKE (with BLOODY HAND)
    :or a YODA (with NO "TM" letters)
    :or a CLONE TROOPER (with NO RED DOTS on chest)

    Also have a Mace Windu to trade if anybody needs. Please write me if you would like to trade. THANKS FOR READING!
    fbljr1@juno.com


    Posted by: Zack | 18 June 2002 | 14:54 EDT
    Trooper JediJaybird Reports:
    Jedijaybird reporting, found the Acklay this morning at my local Target for $14.99. They had about 8 or so. I can't wait to start having it attacking my band of Jedi on my desk at work!

    Now im off to Toy R US for my lunch break, wish me luck!
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 June 2002 | 14:47 EDT
    Be a Sandperson, just watch out for Anakin!
    Anyone Looking for a KILLER Tusken Raider (wearable) head for their costume??

    Bid on it HERE, it is currently $61.00
    Good luck ........

    PS: I am TOTALLY sorry for NOT announcing the winner for the Jorge Sacul contest last night, I am in the process of moving and it is HELL! I will announce the winner tonight....again my apologies.


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 17 June 2002 | 23:57 EDT
    Area Report
    This week in northern Illinois / South Wisconsin I have been finding loads of Orn Free Ta wave. The Kb exclusive clones. I also bumped into a bloody stump Luke variant at KB so they are still coming!Still no luck with Chewbacca but that case too is begining to come about.Acklay and New Deluxe figures have been in the Target stores as well. I also saw the Amazon.com toy page with some figures after #40 but seeing the other posts I have seen it is too good to be true. Good Luck out there Troops Kick A#$ and take names!!


    Posted by: Tyler | 17 June 2002 | 23:54 EDT
    Sacul In Stock at R2Dtoys!
    Today we received our delivery of Jorg Sacul, the Celebration 2 exclusive figure of George Lucas, priced �59 to include a free Star Case, we also received the US Fan Club exclusive Stormtrooper builder pack priced �14 (4 in a box) and the first wave of Ep2 12" figures - Anakin, Clone Trooper and Obi Wan priced �22 each.

    All pre-orders are now being shipped !!

    We still have stocks of the elusive SHAAK TI priced �8 and very few sets of Sneak Preview sets at �21 for all 4 ! We also have a range of Episode 2 figures in stock from just �5.

    Marmit Boba Fett (both versions) in stock price �95 each and Sandtrooper Sergeant at �79.

    Finally, we expect to receive our complete re-stocking of Tie Bomber and Snowspeeder on Monday 24th and both are priced at just �29 each. In the same shipment we will receive the 12" Speeder Bike with Luke Endor for �50, and clearance stocks of Teebo, Boshek and R4-M9 sold in sets of 3 at �13.50.

    As always 99% of our items are MINT and case fresh, plus we offer some of the cheapest shipping in the UK with large orders costing just �5 and small orders start from �1. Foreign shipping is also very cheap !

    Our website is undergoing some major reconstruction this week to make it faster to download, and we are changing the status of many new items and adding new features to make your shopping experience even better. A new PRE ORDER section is being added for `coming soon` items. This will include the long anticipated Shuttle Tyderium and Episode 2 Republic Gunship.

    We are also constructing a new front page for easier navigation into the various areas of the new improved site, and soon after that we will start our collector`s club where members can receive year-long loyalty discounts amongst other benefits.

    If it`s Star Wars you want then look no further.......we have lots of great new exclusives for this year, including the silver Darth Vader �15 and Endor Rebel 4-pack �14 (both items CONFIRMED only at r2dtoys.com). Probably one of the nicest additions to our line this year will be the Lott Dodd and Nute Gunray HOLOGRAM set �19 and finally the chrome R2D2 figure �12 !! There are also more...........but you will have to keep watching for more sneak-peak info of confirmed releases soon to arrive at r2dtoys.com - your UK source for exclusive collectables.



    http://www.r2dtoys.com




    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 23:10 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, I just need someone to clear up something for me. I have seen in a few magazines a listing for the Rebel Soldier (Endor) with and without a beard. But, in the stores all I can find is the "bearded" one and all the on-line stores do not specify which one the are selling. Are both types currently available? Is the "clean shaven" one a variation or is it limited or what? Any info anyone has that will help clear this up or, if anyone knows where I can go to get this kind of info it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and MTFBWY
    Jeffred5@aol.com

    The word is that Hasbro will stop the bearded version and pick up on the clean shaven one exactly half way through the run of endor sodliers. When that will happen isnt exactly clear yet, but its supposedly going to. Vaughn saw both versions up close when he went to toyfair so that is a good indication that we will see the shaved one before too terribly long.

    Update #2: I think I read something about SEPTEMBER for the 2nd endor trooper. You may want to check out www.4-inches.de. Im pretty sure thats where I saw the date, Jeff. -V


    Posted by: Jason | 17 June 2002 | 21:13 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Yoda and Clones Slide Shows - This one comes by way of TheForce.net: Forbes.com has two individual digital slide shows revealing the process behind creating a fighting Yoda and a Clone army onscreen.

    Dexter tattoos varaiation - This variation has turned up among the photos at ArtoosNews.com, his lower left hand has not had the knuckle tattoo paint applications applied.

    Error fiesta - Check out POTF2.com for a boatload of hilarious variation errors including Anakin Hangar Duel with no right arm, and Anakin Hangar Duel with backwards skirt, or how about an Endor Soldier with Geonosian Warrior insert - bizarre!

    Coruscant's seamy underbelly - the official site has added a gallery and overview of the Coruscant nightlife scene and its major players.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n - the first five listed are new as of the last two days.
  • Rochester's The Nerve 95.1 (right in J's backyard here) has teamed up with Darkhorse to let you win a Grand Prize Package including: A complete library of all in stock "Star Wars" trade paperbacks including a signed copy of "Episode II - Attack of the Clones," Dark Horse "Star Wars: Episode II" trading cards, poster and bookmark. Runner Up Prize Package includes: A signed copy of the "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" trade paperback, Dark Horse "Star Wars: Episode II" trading cards, poster and bookmark ,ends 7/7.
  • ArtoosNews is giving away free sets of decals based on some of Ralph McQuarrie's art! Enter ArtoosNews' Bantha Tracks Trivia Contest for a chance to own these collectibles.
  • New Diorama-rama for 6/16 at theJawa.com for an Episode II Taun We (Kamino Cloner), ends 6/22!
  • Win a POTJ Cold Weather Obi-Wan and Deluxe Luke with Bacta Tank over at Pegwarmer this week, ends 6/21.
  • Win seven HTF figures at PowerCollectibles: Yoda, Count Dooku, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Han Solo (Endor Raid), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) and Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture).
  • Contest at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina for a Saga Collection Qui-Gon Jinn MOMC.
  • This one at TBS is for a chance to win 2 Playskool Packs (Naboo and Luke w/X-Wing), sponsored by Big Bad Toy Store.
  • MOC Toy Fair Vader - enter to win! at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com, ends June 22nd.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 17 June 2002 | 17:07 EDT
    ZAM WESELL ONLINE
    Troops,
    Here is a nifty site devoted to all the Zam Fans!
    Click on: ZAM WESELL

    Dare I rant about how they killed Zam (like Boba Fett) way too early.....NAW!

    PS: Sandtrooper J, thanks for the tip on the suckadelic site, me an Count Matchew are warmin' up the bell-bottoms and breakin' out the stack shoes...."Right on", "Power to the people", "Solid" and all that sort O' jazz......Matchew, hit that disco ball light and do the hustle!


    Stayin' alive baby!


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 16:44 EDT
    Trooper Robert Reports:
    I asked Amazon.com to send me an email when they received the new Anakin Skywalker Tatooine Attack figure in stock and I just received this email from them today.

    Greetings from Amazon.com.

    We've recently learned from our supplier that the item you requested to be notified about, Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Figure: Anakin Skywalker, will not be available in the foreseeable future.

    It's possible that someone may be selling this item through Amazon.com Auctions or zShops. We encourage you to search for it there if you're still interested in purchasing this item:

    We're sorry not to have better news for you.

    Sincerely,
    Amazon.com Customer Service


    I don't know if Hasbro decided to can this figure. I was actually excited for when this came out. Just a heads up to all the other Troopers out there.
    HvyMetalCub@aol.com

    Interesting news, maybe the figure has just been delayed a bit...

    UPDATE! Trooper Steve Reports that he got a similar email concerning the upcoming Teemto figure as well.


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 16:41 EDT
    Trooper Jedijaybird Reports:
    the Minnetonka Toys R Us has the first 2 of the Star Wars Unleashed Series: Jango w/Boba and Darth Maul for $14.99. I picked them up today during lunch and they had one set left. These both have great sculpts and will be excellent for displaying, hopefully they will continue the series after the Anakin and Vader versions are released. See ya!
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 15:36 EDT
    Trooper Jedimaster Eric Reports:
    Hello, I noticed that trooper Kevin got a lot of responses for his Motti figure. Anyway, I just wanted to let the troopers know that I have 1 too if anyone is interested. I also have the Teebo wave, Boba Fett 300(.0200), and 2 Dookus. All are MOC and I would like to trade them for the few things that I need to keep my Saga collection up to date. I need Djas, Palpatine, Chewie, Han , Obi wan pilot, and the Acklay. If interested, LMK
    Jedimastereric55@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 15:24 EDT
    Trooper George Reports:
    George from K.C. here. Need some help. If anyone is going the the Wizard show in Chicago next month and wouldn't mind helping a fellow sandtrooper , please e-mail me at Gfalls4@earthlink.net. Thanks and keep up the great work!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 15:21 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Looks Like E-Earth is having another customer apperciation day. If any
    toopers want stuff let me know I will be going there personally. Also wanted to ask if anyone out there would be intrested in some Vintage Masters of the Universe toys. I've got quite alot and no room for them, Besides I collect Star Wars Not He-Man.

    I don't know what my parents were thinking when they bought me them for Christmas. Every other year I always got Star Wars toys but this one year when I was expecting to open up my presents and see my beloved Star Wars Logo All I saw was Master Of The Universe. Oh well I made out pretty good none the less. So I have most of the early figures along with some Vehicals. It's not in the best condition but it's not in the worst either. LMK if your interested. Other wise it's going to e-bay. I am willing to trade or out right sell, I am not a money monger and will try to cut a good deal.

    Thanks Sandtroopers for the great site...
    TWoods@associatedbond.com


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 15:17 EDT
    Trooper Jedijaybird Reports:
    I found quite a few figures this weekend in the Minneapolis Area and good deals to boot. Found Palpatine, Dhaj Phur, "Lame" Gon Jinn, Endor Rebel Soldier all for $4.99 & Deluxe Anakin and Deluxe Nexu for $7.44 at Target.
    jayson@wpi1.org


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 17 June 2002 | 12:14 EDT
    News from Brian's Toys!
    For the Latest @ Brian's Toys check out this Weeks News Letter. We Have an assortment of Star Wars from Vintage Tri Logo Cards to the Latest Saga Edition Cards. We Just added Over 200 GI Joe American Carded Figures & Over 50 American GI Joe Vehicles.
    Also we got in stock Act 7 of PVC series & Over 50 G1 American Transformers.


    Click HERE to Visit!

    Brian's Toys


    Posted by: vaughn | 17 June 2002 | 9:25 EDT
    Trooper Hamyoyo Reports:
    I posted last week about my computer crashing and losing all of my saved emails due to having to totally reboot my system. I wanted everyone who sent in payment to me for the TRU poster to email to make sure we get everything straight ( check last weeks posts)....anyway...here is a list of people who I have recieved payment from and the poster should arrive ASAP.....David Delgado, Rich Hedden, Jason Francour, Chris Gross, and Steve ?( no last name sent).....If your name is here....please email me again just to touch base. If you have sent payment and don't see your name here.EMAIL ME ASAP!!!...I have no records of who wanted the posters and who has sent payment. Like tech idiot, I kept all the info in my PFC( file cab.) so I lost all of that info. Sorry for any questions or problems this may have caused anyone....I have not fallen off the Earth yet, but that right foot sure is slipping....take care..
    Hamyoyo1@aol.com



    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Trooper Kevin Reports:
    I just wanted to say thanks for the great response I have gotten from all the troops out there about the Motti figure I have to trade. This is the first post for a figure and I can't belive it.....this is the greatest web site!!!!!!!!!! I'm going in order of responses and will keep everyone posted.....now when I see hard to find figures at the store I'll get them for troops and away from scalpers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and trade or sell at cost..thanks guys. p.s. Frank JR. It's been brutal these two weeks I still have the banner and will send it this week I PROMISE. MTFBWY..
    kmclark14@comcast.net


    Posted by: Zack | 17 June 2002 | 8:25 EDT
    Trooper Tim in Memphis Reports:
    I was at one of the Wal-Marts in the area...(West Memphis, AR) and they had the ATOC figures for $4.77...they had all the new stuff, Qui-Gon, Masiff, Palpatine, Bespin Vader and Luke plus others. Just wanted to let you guys know.
    Tim in Memphis


    Posted by: Jason | 17 June 2002 | 0:52 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    New Talk Show and other goodies at DSP - Our friends at DeathStarPlans now bring you TalkShow #5 (it's a good one) which features Bill from YakFace.com, you can still catch Show #4 featuring the Sandtroopers Gang by clicking here. DSP has also provided a link to the Suckadelic Star Wars Photo Gallery and Audio which has some dope ghetto playahs from the Star Wars Universe (this one's for you Crypt & Matchew)!


    N E W Contests
  • New Diorama-rama for 6/16 at theJawa.com for an Episode II Taun We (Kamino Cloner), ends 6/22!
  • Win a POTJ Cold Weather Obi-Wan and Deluxe Luke with Bacta Tank over at Pegwarmer this week, ends 6/21.
  • Win seven HTF figures at PowerCollectibles: Yoda, Count Dooku, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Han Solo (Endor Raid), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) and Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture).


    Posted by: vaughn | 16 June 2002 | 21:52 EDT
    Trooper Baldrik reports:
    Has anyone heard from Ham Yoyo lately?? I have been trying to reach him regarding a TRU figue poster but have had no responce. Is he OK. Seems like he just dropped off the planet.
    Baldrik747@aol.com

    Well, Britt...where the hell are ya? Email me.


    Posted by: vaughn | 16 June 2002 | 21:48 EDT
    Markus from www.StarconstruX.de writes:
    The german based internet site www.StarconstruX.de has updated their site with the "Visitor's Custom's" area. The "Visitors customs" section is waiting for pictures of dioramas and customs from our visitors www.StarconstruX.de/besucher.html

    Also we have a new diorama, the cantina from "A new hope" and some new customfigures.



    Posted by: vaughn | 16 June 2002 | 20:48 EDT
    Target Ad
    Hey Troops,

    This week's target ad featured a few star wars deals. Keep an eye out for the new deluxe nexu and anakin this week... Target has a special on deluxe figures for $7.44 (go for the price match at walmart). They also have 3 3/4" figures for $5.44??? My target is selling them for $4.99...someone at corporate screwed up this time. Other deals include jango's slave I for $19.44 and "expert level" AOTC booster cards for a buck.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 16 June 2002 | 20:03 EDT
    Sandtrooper Brian reports:
    "I broke down and took a Star Wars road trip yesterday as the local stores in Valdosta, GA leave much desired for the collector.

    Heading north, I stopped in Tifton, GA, where I scored an Endor Raid Han Solo and another Bespin Luke (non-bloody) from Wal-Mart. I already had both versions of Luke, but I had to get this one as he has a blue spot or smudge on his severed hand. I thought this to be really weird as it has no blue paint at all anywhere on the figure. I then stopped at Tifton's K-Mart to score the 12" Ultimate Jango Fett. I promised myself years ago that I would not be interested in the 12" line, but recently find myself buying most of them anyway.

    Again, on the road, and again north to Warner-Robbins, GA. Here, I found the Deluxe Nexu and Anakin with slice-n-dice Geonosian at Target. I don't realize what all the hype about this new figure is as it looks pretty cool to me.

    Once again, northbound took me to Macon, GA. KB-Toys had two sets of the red and yellow 12" Clone Troopers so I figured I'd take a set off of their hands. A scalper came up to me and asked how much he could get for them on eBay and I told him that there were millions of them out on the market and that he would take a loss. He kinda looked at me funny and walked away. SCORE 1 FOR THE COLLECTORS! There was one set left but you'd better hurry. Then, while walking through the rest of the mall, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me as JC Pennys had a whole table full of all four Playskool playsets. I already had the X-Wing Adventure and Duel with Darth Maul, but I still needed the Stompin Wampa and Fast through the Forest sets. Whew, thought I was gonna have to result to eBay for these...NOT!!!

    Hope this helps someone out there...keep the peace...screw the scalpers!"

    Brian


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 16 June 2002 | 19:19 EDT
    My toy runs...
    Hello troops...Just thought I would let you know what I found in the MD area today...The Walmart in Laural had the bespin wave, no bloody stump's and the Deluxe Anakin with sliced up Geo Warrior and the Deluxe Nexu...The Walmart in Bowie had the bespin wave, no bloody stump's and one Han Enor that I got...Also I talked with a guy named Dave at the Bowie Toy Works who was a great help...Anyone who needs help in the Bowie area be sure to see Dave...Tell him Count Matchew sent ya...Peace


    Posted by: Jason | 16 June 2002 | 13:25 EDT
    Trooper Jimsjedi with figures up for trade:
    Hey Troops, Just a heads up that I still have Orn Free Taa, Rebel Soldier(bearded), and Massiff up for trade. All resonable offers considered. I will return these back to Wal-Mart tomorrow if no one wants them. Thanks, Jimsjedi@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 16 June 2002 | 11:39 EDT
    Sandtroopers Kevin reports:
    "Anyone need a MOMC Admiral Motii?"
    Kevin


    Posted by: vaughn | 16 June 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Happy Fathers Day
    Hey Troops,

    Just wanted to wish all of the Fathers out there a Happy Fathers day from the staff at sandtroopers... Pass the hobby on to your kids!


    Posted by: vaughn | 15 June 2002 | 22:17 EDT
    Super Trooper AndyVW reports:
    Hey Troops! Dont forget to enter for the Jorg Sacul giveaway that ends tonight! Just click on the logo above! Also, For those troopers in Huntsville, AL, The Super Walmart on University Blvd had the plenty of the Orn Fre Taa (?) wave along with anakin and nexu deluxe today. Once again I just want to pass on to the staff at Sandtroopers.com, and to all of troopers who visit here, Thanks for making this the Ultimate collectors page! MTFBWY!
    Sandtrooper AndyVW



    Posted by: George | 15 June 2002 | 16:19 EDT
    Star Wars Tattoos in Maryland:
    This came in after my post yesterday:

    ''Shameful you only have three tattoos George . Any Maryland area troopers seeking tattoos should contact Joweone( jo-wun)at little vinnies westside tattoos in baltimore. I myself am a huge collector of Star Wars and tattoos and I am looking to do some Star Wars tattoos 410-655-6098 8034 Liberty Rd. Baltimore MD thanks if you could spread the word that would be great.MTFBWY.''

    Joeone Tattoos

    Here you go troops, how 'bout a nice Vader/Stormtrooper/Yoda/Sandtrooper over your upper arm? Darn cool. Make sure if you are interested to contact Joeone.


    Posted by: Zack | 15 June 2002 | 15:22 EDT
    Trooper Lee Reports:
    Just want to take this opportunity to thank the folks who put together this site, and the great troopers who visit it. A special thanks to Vaughn and trooper HamYoyo for hooking me up with some awesome stuff that I would have otherwise missed. As always, this place strikes right in the gluteal area! My many thanks.
    Leonpeake@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 15 June 2002 | 7:37 EDT
    Trooper Steve reports:
    Hey Troopers,
    I scored the Nexu and Deluxe Anakin with dismemered Geo Warrior this morning on the way to work at Walmart in White Marsh, MD. The had about 12 of each figure. They were around 9.99 each (I can't find the darn receipt)
    Slavefett1@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 15 June 2002 | 7:36 EDT
    Trooper Rod Reports:
    Just hit the mother load in Southern California at the Hemet KayBee if anybody is looking for the bloody stump Luke. As of 10:45 this morning they had about 20-25 on the shelves. I bought one and left the rest behind. Also saw the Lego Rebel Blockade Runner at the Hemet Target. Pretty impressive...the price I mean- $199.99. If anybody has an extra POTJ Zutton carded in mint condition for sale or trade please contact me.
    Rodapel@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 15 June 2002 | 7:36 EDT
    Jim from Federation Toys writes:
    Hi just a note that we have all our new figs in stock. And have the HAN and Chewy and Obi-Wan wave on the way. In stock now BESPIN VADER, Luke, Mace Windu, Djas Puhr, Palpatine, Endor Trooper, Orn Free Taa, Qui-Gon, Massiff, Dexter Jettster, JANGO FETT Final duel. We also we be launching a new look for our web site in the next few weeks, and we will have a lot of new deals to kick off the new look. Master Replicas still taking orders the Anakin FX Saber should start to ship out next month we have a video link up on our site check it out. And as always tell your readers you sent them to get 5% off, and ALL OUR ITEMS ARE INSURED, so you get what you expect, no surprise's. Thanks may the force be with you all.


    Posted by: Tyler | 14 June 2002 | 22:39 EDT
    Sandtrooper Eric reports:
    I've just got back from Zellers at the Bayshore Mall in Ottawa and I picked up Darth Vader (Bespin), Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Jango Fett (Final Battle) and Mace Windu (Geonosian Rescue).

    So be on the lookout for this wave up in Canada all you Snowtroopers!


    Posted by: Jason | 14 June 2002 | 21:31 EDT
    Trooper JimsJedi reports:
    Hey troops, Nothing that new to report in Auburn,Ma, Finding new things every so often. I have for trade Orn Free Taa, Endor Soldier(bearded),Massiff, and Endor Solo.You can check out my trade page for my wants, or make an offer. Also, I'm looking into trading my loose complete/non- complete GI JOES. I have many to choose from. E-mail me at Jimsjedi@aol.com for a list. Thanks gang.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 14 June 2002 | 20:59 EDT
    Walmart get's some stuff...
    I went to my local walmart in Clinton MD...They had a boat load of the Orn Free Taa wave and one Deluxe Anakin...So if you need them get out their and get em'...Peace


    Posted by: Jason | 14 June 2002 | 20:24 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Acklay Gallery - RS.com has developed an image gallery and information page for the new Acklay Arena Beast.

    12-inch Super Battle Droid - in-package shots at ADC.

    Boba Fett overspray variant - A simple production error produces another variant , detailed photos at Steve'sGuide.

    Anakin under the thumb - TheForce.net has excerpted a well done article from Suite101.com focusing on the life of Anakin Skywalker.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n
  • Contest at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina for a Saga Collection Qui-Gon Jinn MOMC.
  • TheJawa's Diorama-rama for 6/9 is up and running. This week's prize is a FLASHBACK FRENZY! A MOMC Flashback Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, ends 6/15.
  • This one at TBS is for a chance to win 2 Playskool Packs (Naboo and Luke w/X-Wing), sponsored by Big Bad Toy Store.
  • Pegwarmer has announced a new giveaway to win Sneak Preview R3-T7 and Clone Trooper (white).
  • MOC Toy Fair Vader - enter to win! at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com, ends June 22nd.
  • A chance to win a - Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel at POTF2.com, post the forum post with the most impact to win.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net Enter to win a pair of unopened POTF2 12" exclusive creature sets including the Wampa with Hoth Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun with Hoth Han Solo, ends 6/15.
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the JundlandWastes.com forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: George | 14 June 2002 | 19:38 EDT
    A puertorrican beauty collect Star Wars:
    I just met this beauty over Big-K in Cayey while buying some off the shelf FUJI film. She met over the phone Darth Crypt and wants to meet him in person. She's darn sweeeeet. Her name is Sheila Michelle and got into the hobby after E-2. I persuaded her to stop over my place and posed for these pix [kinda Austin Powers] YEAH BABY YEAH!!, Sheila is curently in college after a degree in communications and promotes and models for Coors Light, Budweiser, Medalla and Miller [MGD] Aunswer& Bush Co. Moral here troopers. ALWAYS CARRY A CAMERA or Custom bussiness card from Sandtroopers.com; For a template in MS WORD for these bussiness cards ask Vaughn ENJOY AND SUFFER PAT!!!!! A saying in Puerto Rico ''The luck of the ugly guys is the envy of the good looking ones'' LOL.




    UPDATE: Yes troopers, I will say hi to Sheila for those who have been writing and yes I do have 3 Tattoos over my body and a possible 4th one coming up soon.


    Posted by: George | 14 June 2002 | 19:28 EDT
    Trooper Ozziehihorse wrote in to say:
    Hi Troops,I just came across an AWESOME find...FAO here has ADULT sized AOTC shirts for $20,they had a black Jango Fett shirt with 3 pictures of him on the back and 2 on the front with the SW logo.Also had an AnakinSkywalker blue shirt with his Tatooine cape on swinging his blue lightsaber looking pist! It also has a Vader's helmet head on it.So if anyone needs these shirts I will go buy as many as I can..they had about 50 of each.PLUS!! they has Jango Fett alarm clock for $37 total and it has 4 phrases from the movie,Jango shoots his blasters when you get in his proximity and lights up.I have not seen ANY of these products anywhere but FAO so LMK help
    you people out getting these items,they rock!!!
    I also have to trade/sell:
    Nexu x 2($11 each)
    12" Jango fett in box($35)
    Djas Puhr wave(Djas,Sup.Chancellor x 2, Masiff,Orn Free Taa)($6 each)
    POTJ-R4-M9,Imperial Officers x 4,Sandtroopers x 4,Fx-7($6 each)

    My wants:
    Acklay,Obi wan pilot wave,Sio Bibble(US card mint),SW Chronicles
    book,SW Insider #51,Toy fair Darth Vader,C2 figure Jorg Sacul,12 " Electronic
    C-3PO from Episode 1.
    I will trade nicely for my wants(especially the HTF) so make any offer you want. So please email me for this spectacular bonanza of NEW,HTF stuff!! I can probably help ALOT of people here and 100% of you will get this stuff for nothing but RETAIL!!
    Ozziehihorse@aol.com



    Posted by: Jason | 14 June 2002 | 18:17 EDT
    Trooper Eric reports new waves hitting western NY:
    Hello, I just thought I'd let the troopers in the Buffalo/Falls area know that the Amherst Walmart, TRU, and KB have been getting in lots of the newer waves. I've seen tons of the Orn Free Taa wave, Bespin wave(including bloody stump), Yoda/Dooku wave, Deluxe Nexu wave, 12" Jango Fett, and 12" exclusive Mace Windu. I was lucky enough to get a few bloody Lukes but I have already hooked up my freinds with them and I havnt seen any since, just the clean version with magnet(not peg). Anyway, if anyone needs help getting any of these, LMK. I still need a Sucal too :( jedimastereric55@aol.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 June 2002 | 17:52 EDT
    EXTENDED Jorge Sacul contest!
    Troops,
    I have to extend our contest for this C2 "holy grail" till Sunday night. I will announce the winner Monday night, so keep those entries coming in! BIG Thanks to trooper AndyVW (without whom this contest would NOT have happened). You are an AWESOME trooper Andy!


    Posted by: Tyler | 14 June 2002 | 16:22 EDT
    Sandtrooper MIA
    Sandtrooper John Poucher could you please e-mail me regarding the Clonetrooper Helmet. I have tried contacting you but keep getting a "delivery failure notice". Thanks.
    And now back to our regular programming :)


    Posted by: Tyler | 14 June 2002 | 12:36 EDT
    R2Dtoys Euro Luke & Han Giveaway Winner!
    And the winner is.....

    ROBERT TODD

    Please contact me within 7 days to collect your prize.
    Thanks to all who entered.


    Posted by: vaughn | 14 June 2002 | 12:07 EDT
    Trooper Mark reports:
    I am from the St.louis area, and I wanted to give everyone the heads up,today I made a run at my local Wal-Mart stores and discovered some great finds. At the Wal-Mart in South County and in Arnold I found PLENTY of these figures. Bespin Luke, Bespin Vader, Mace Windu, Jango Fett, Qui-Gon, Orn Free Taa, Massif, and Endor Soldier. There were about 50 Lukes combined between the two stores but unfortunately no bloody stumps. so maybe I just saved somebody a few minutes. If anybody does happen to have a bloody stump for trade let me know.
    framunda_Cheese@webtv.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 June 2002 | 11:06 EDT
    **********NEW virus alert!*****************
    Troops,
    Be on the lookout for this:

    A virus, called Perrun, has been developed that infects picture files such as *.jpg's. It is initially an executable that can arrive as an email attachment, and once in the computer will infect *.jpg files. If the picture files are emailed, the infection goes with them. This gives the virus the ability to package the executable and infection (the actual malicious effect such as file damage or unexpected graphics) in an infected file, although it appears that it has not been developed that far yet...

    VERIFY JPG files from the people who are sending them to you BEFORE you open them and PLEASE update your antivirus software!!! Who develops these viruses....ANITVIRUS software companies??? I would hate to think that some people are so VILE that they just sit around and come up with ways to screw everyone over (even though they don't know them).... This is messed up....Be careful troops.

    UPDATE
    A new computer virus, Perrun, is the first ever to infect picture files, anti-virus firm McAfee warns. The virus is not currently infecting computers but worries anti-virus experts because it is the first to cross from program infection into data files. Until now, viruses infected program files: files that can be run on their own, Ananova reported. Data files, like movies, music, text and pictures, were safe from infection, McAfee said. While earlier viruses deleted or modified data files, Perrun is the first to infect those.Perrun still needs some tweaking to become dangerous. The virus arrives via email or a floppy disk as an executable file....



    Posted by: Tracy | 14 June 2002 | 8:56 EDT
    34 Albany Road, Marlton NJ
    Hello Everyone, It has come to my attention that someone has been ripping off fellow troopers with bad trading habits!!! Well, it seems this young fellow has picked the wrong site to prey upon!! As some of you may know, I am a Detective with the Sheriffs Office here in Baton Rouge. I am assigned to the Financial Crimes/Computer Crimes Division. I intend on finding out who this person is and doing everything in my power by using every resorce available to me to see that whoever got stiffed by this person, gets their money/toys back. If you are one of the unfortunate ones who go taken by the person living at the above address, please email me with as much information about the trade/sale that you have. I will need copies of all saved emails between you and the amount you lost. Also, I need everyone who got taken to file a police report with your local authorities and send the file number/report number to me also along with the officers name and the phone number to your Police/Sheriffs Office, which ever you use to file the report. I need this as soon as you can get it, this may be a lengthy process since most of my work will be through other agencies. We need to let people know they cannot get away with these type of practices here at Sandtroopers so lets not just "let it go"!!! I want this little creep to pay for what he/she has done, if not to pay you guys back then get him/her prosecuted!! Minimum age for prosecution in New Jersey is 7 and we think this kid is a teenager. Let me know Troops..PUT ME TO WORK FOR YOU!! Email me Here


    Posted by: Jason | 14 June 2002 | 2:01 EDT
    Quick Update from

    Here is an update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about new items that have arrived this week.
    EPISODE 2 - DELUXE NEXU & ANAKIN: Both these great deluxe figures are back in stock in limited quantities. We also have a few misc. SW items on the bottom of the SW menu - Stormtrooper Troop Builder Set, and Marmit's Boba Fett Action Figure Kit.
  • TRANSFORMERS ARMADA: Hasbro has informed me that a few figures (no indication which yet) may be released in late June, Early July
  • MEGA PVC STARSABER, BATTLE DAMAGED & REGULAR OPTIMUS
  • MACROSS - SUPER VF-1J
  • MEGATRON MEGABOLT & RID 3-PACK
  • GUNDAM - NEW ZETA TRANSFORMABLE FIGURE & PG WING ZERO
  • DRAGONBALL Z - SERIES 8: Full set of 5 figures is in
  • ZOIDS: 3 new Zoids action figures in stock
  • JAPANESE BEAST WARS: We have restocked quite a few
  • SOUL OF CHOGOKIN
  • HURRICANE RANGERS SEMPUJIN
  • SIDESHOW-WETA: LotR Statues and Busts
  • TRANSFORMERS PVC: We have restocked Act 3 and Act 4. We still have Act 5 and Act 7 In Stock.
  • BRAVE SERIES KING EX-KAISER
  • BLUE BOX TOYS: 1:18 Humvee
  • COMING SOON - MUPPETS SERIES 1: The first 4 figures will be arriving soon.
    Thanks for reading all this and take a look at www.bigbadtoystore.com to see the new items, Thanks! - Joel Boblit


    Posted by: vaughn | 14 June 2002 | 0:13 EDT
    Updates all around...
    Hey Troops,

    I was busy tonight updating a few areas of the site. First, Ive been working on reorganizing our image pages...(sith channel 1 or ST_images.htm) You'll notice a few new pages, if you havent looked lately. First, I've been working on a small feature on the "exclusives" since we've seen a few really good ones recently. Check them out at special_figs.htm. Also I've updated the EP2 LEGO page (sith channel 4 or EP2LEGO.htm) with images of Jango Fett's Slave I and the Republic Gunship. They are both great sets, but they're very FRAGILE. Below are a few samples of whats new!




    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 23:40 EDT
    Trooper kduck reports:
    At the West Jordan Walmart in Utah, there were about 50 of each Saga carded figure. This included 50 Lukes, 50 Darth Vaders, 50 Jango's, and 50 Mace Windu's. None were variations, but if you don't have any of these, they are going to become peg warmers there. PS, still lookin for Sacul. Thanks.
    kduck@i-link.net


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 23:39 EDT
    Trooper Jake reports:
    On my way home from work this evening, I decided to pull off the highway and check the local KB Toys in Newton, Massachusetts. Not expecting to find anything, I strolled in over to the AOTC display. I picked up a Luke Bespin and low and behold, it was the Bloody stump version! I never expected to find these in the stores. I almost turned to Ebay. Keep looking - they are still out there. Has anyone else found any of the Han Endor wave around here???
    jake186@attbi.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 23:38 EDT
    Trooper cplhritz reports:
    hey troops,
    cplhritz here and I have absolutely nothing to report from NW Indiana,I haven't seen anything new since 4-23-02, went to a local toysrus and asked a clerk if they have any new figs. and he said they cant put anything new on the shelf 'til the old stuff sells first,no exceptions, I thought I was a paying customer,thanks for nothing, My job took me up to Wisconsin Rapids for a few days and things are dry there, at the Super Wal-mart,they did have 2 bombers,3 speeders and about 10 12'' Luke w/ yoda all for $29 bucks. If you don't mind I'd like to put my two cents worth in about EPII and EPIII, I thought II was just as good as any of the other movies I loved it,and I don't think that III will be able to bring the whole story to a close, to much has to happen,and be able to make sense. Last year at a convention I met David Prowse and he was barley able to stand,I think its time to pass on the helmet. thanks troops MTFBWY
    cplhritz@netzero.net


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 23:37 EDT
    The guys from Toyfellas.com write:
    Hello from www.toyfellas.com

    We have reduce are prices on our Obi-Wans Jedi Starfighter 18.99, Jango Fetts' Slave 1 22.99, Akakin & Zam's speeder to 10.99 each. Also recieved many older POTJ figures as well as POTF-2 and EP1. All EP II figures are now 6.99 and take 10% off all orders 20.00 or more or 10.00 dollars off all orders 50.00 or more (Shipping excluded). Stop on by and a forget about it.


    Posted by: Zack | 13 June 2002 | 22:47 EDT
    Trooper Baldrik Reports:
    I am in need of a trade for (I know this is a stretch but....)Matchbox MOC Robotech figures - Rook Bartley, Dana Sterling,
    Max Sterling, Miriya-red, and Roy Fokker. I have to trade the following Star Wars figures:
    Holo Sidious
    Pit Droid 2-pak
    Hoth Peril Speeder w/ Luke and Dak
    TRU AT-ST
    Royal Starship
    AT-AT
    R2-B1
    TC-14
    R2D2 w/ holo Leia
    300th Fett .001
    and many other POTJ, POTF, EP1, figures - cards- and premium items.
    Thanks for the read.
    Baldrik747@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 13 June 2002 | 19:49 EDT
    News form KEBco Toys
    KEBco toys has the Darth Maul Sith and Ki Adi Mundi waves available for Pre-Order. 12 new figures available. Check out the new lower price of $6.29 each starting with these 2 waves. Join our exclusive "One of Every Figure"Club and your price is only $5.99 each

    Unleashed Jango and Boba Fett and Unleashed Darth Maul In-stock for $16.99 each.

    Vader Bespin, Dexter, Massif, Orn Free Taa and many more are also In-Stock and ready to ship

    Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your EP2 AOTC figures.



    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 14:14 EDT
    Trooper bed6000 reports:
    Hello Everyone

    trooper bed6000 here in the lonely Maryland town of Frederick. I am just thanking whoever it was that said Kohl's is a goldmine for hard to find stuff. Found a nexu and deluxe Anakin and a Fianl Battle jango. Frederick does not get much it seems.

    About Lucas and directing, i was watching the first film (ANH) and it was the 1995 version without all the special stuff. In an interview at the beginning he said he would probably only direct the first in the new trilogy to "set the tone." Interesting that he is now two[thords in and has directed both. I agree he needs to hand over the reigns to someone else to get the best of the story told. Sometimes the vision of another ccan help clarify our own. Still, that Yoda seen kicks butt.

    Thanks for all your help and if anyone knows if their are tie bombers close to frederick, drop me a line. thanks
    bed6000@hotmail.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 11:50 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone reports:
    Picked up a set of the Jango/Boba Fett and Darth Maul "Unleashed" figures. I must say, that these are SWEET!!! Well, at least the Jango/Boba Fett is. I can live without Darth Maul, he is yesterdays news...Jango/Boba comes with Jetpack, Two Guns, Rain Slicker for baby Boba, base a trading cards.....Darth Maul come with a base, double bladed light saber and trading card. I guess at $14.99 it is worth it, well as i said, the Jango/Boba is...

    STEVESOPRANO@aol.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 11:48 EDT
    Trooper Brian reports:
    I’ve always jumped at the chance to “save a buck or two” as Ava Savalot were to put it, so I figured I’d tell you about this site—www.amazing-bargains.com. This site has tons of coupon codes throughout different stores. I’m particularly fond of the Amazon.com link for the coupon codes. This month, save $5 on any $35 order by typing CHNKBKAMZNLT and $5 on any $40 order by typing SAVESAVESAVE. I’ve found that in the past these coupon codes were “stackable” meaning that if you were to spend the $40, you could use both codes and save $10 on the deal. Just though I’d let you guys in on my little secret.

    afpilot@bellsouth.net


    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 11:47 EDT
    Trooper Dave reports:
    I am need of the HTF Monty Python "Sir Robin" figure, I will trade the following... 12" Figures... EP1 Darth Maul w/ Speeder, Mace Windu EP-1, TC-14, Valorum w/ Corusant Guard, or the 12" Laura Croft (either one) or Mace Windu EP-1 12" or the Sandtrooper w/ Dewback 12"... I usally do not collect the 12" line, but any offers will be considered... the 12" M.P. were on clearence at both Suncost and Media Play and Spencers... I'd be happy to pay cost plus shipping also... -Thanks for your help Dave...

    EugenFJR@aol.com

    Sir Robin Ran Away! Brave, Brave, Brave, Brave Sir Robin...
    Troops, Ive dealt with Dave recently, hes a good trustworthy trooper!



    Posted by: vaughn | 13 June 2002 | 0:20 EDT
    NEW LEGO Pics...coming soon
    Hey Troops,

    Just wanted to say thanks to one of our "snowtrooper" brothers in CANADA. Trooper Patrick hooked me up with the LEGO Republic Gunship and the Slave 1. I put both sets together tonight and both are AWESOME. I'll be posting pictures tomorrow. Thanks Patrick!




    Posted by: vaughn | 12 June 2002 | 23:57 EDT
    Trooper Steve reports:
    Hello,

    I was at Kmart today and picked up an extra 12" Jango if anyone needs it. I am selling it at cost (34.99) plus shipping if anyone is interested. I frequent this site often but have never attempted to post before.

    Slavefett1@aol.com

    Welcome to the site... Keep sending in those posts!


    Posted by: vaughn | 12 June 2002 | 23:54 EDT
    Trooper YGL reports:
    Hey, folks. I am responding to what Trooper Roberto wrote earlier. I think "Episode III" has a lot of ground to cover, and will be difficult to pull off. However, Lucas rebounded after "Phantom Menace" with a better film- and I think the final film will be interesting, but it may be different than we all think. As far as storytelling, Lucas has always used a kind of "shorthand"- if you will. "Attack of the Clones" continues this type of storytelling. For an example of this writing style, take Luke's training as a Jedi in "Empire": all we really saw was Luke running, jumping and levitating stones as Yoda urged him to "feel the Force". The most important element of this part of his training was when Luke entered "the cave"- and faced his greatest fear- the man who "killed" his father. Luke did not listen to Yoda, and took his weapon with him- he was indeed "afraid" after all.

    My point is that Lucas paints his picture with broad strokes- it is a fairy tale- and in that context this type of storytelling works. Anyhoo, I was very impressed with "Attack of the Clones"- and can't wait to see what Uncle George has in store for us with "Episode III" in '05. We do know that no matter what else is (or isn't) in "Episode III", we'll get to see what a lot of us have waited decades for: the epic, legendary duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin. Have a better one.

    davegrate@msn.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 12 June 2002 | 23:51 EDT
    ACPin from ACPin Star Wars writes:
    The main contingent of Jedi under the leadership of Mace Windu in the Geonosian execution arena have secured their positions around the three captives, ObiWan, Anakin and Padme. All lightsabers are drawn to defend and charge at the Separatist's army of battle droids.

    Check it out at ACPin Star Wars




    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 22:43 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Whats up everyone!!!!!
    Hammy here(Britt)
    just wanted to say "hey"...My new Fiance's family was in town for awhile AND my computer Freakin' crashed on me...AAAAAAAHHHHH..In-laws and computer problems...sucks....anyway...

    #1...anyone who sent payment for the TRU poster...please email me again...I lost all of my current emails due to having to totally reboot my system...and second, I have a Bespin AOTC Vader I would like to trade for an AOTC Bespin Luke....any version...I want to open it, so any version will be fine...the Vader is the "open hand" variant, if that means anything to ya'...and finally...I'm Getting Married..I know Vaughn will get a kick out of this...the date is April 4th, 2003.....great girl...lucky to find her.....

    OK troopers...please let me know all who sent payment on the TRU poster(relist this please so I get all the people who wanted the poster please!!).....Thanks all....keep up the kick bootie work...and anyone who wishes to trade with a Frank Lopiccolo, he is a great guy...packages well and very friendly!!!....great guy...thanks Frank.....we have traded twice and he is nothing but perfect....

    anyway....I'll send in a list of wedding presents I want(Lifesize Yoda would be nice...heheheeh)......later troops and troopettes....
    Britt


    Posted by: Jason | 12 June 2002 | 22:41 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Episode II digital eefects snyopsis - excerpt from CGWorld over at TheForce.net giving a rundown of digital actors, shots and clothing algorithms (virtual reality fabrics).

    "Not quite a mop and not quite a puppet, but, oh man..." - This article at smh.com.au addresses the quality of the Star Wars films. Nothing good to be said here, but it does make some insighful points.

    Jawa - The YaBB Forums for the Jawa.com & Sandtroopers.com are upgraded and running! Click here to see the "Life at the Vader House" comic that is mentioned also at the Jawa.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n
  • A new June contest at Jedi Aries' Tatooine Alien Cantina for a Saga Collection Qui-Gon Jinn MOMC.
    See Monday's Breakdown for all the other current giveaways. Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 12 June 2002 | 16:39 EDT
    In response to trooper Roberto..
    Roberto brings up a ton of good points in his post (just below). I agree with quite a bit of it. I think Lucas frikked up with where he started TPM. He has made the story so open that (in my opinion) he would need 6 movies to get everything told in a logical manner BEFORE getting to ANH! I'm thinking Episode 1, Episode 1.5, Episode 2, Episode 2.5, ect...and so on.
    In Episode 3 (the LAST Star Wars film we will get), he has to finish with Anakins tranformation to the dark side, have him become Vader, fight the Clone Wars, have Padme' pregnant and give birth to Luke and Leia, have Luke and Leia sent off to their respective homes, fast forward and explain Princess Leia coming to power (showing Alderaan with more of Bail Organna), Show how Luke comes to live with Owen Lars, explain the fall of the republic and show Yoda's retreat back home to Dagobah, Erase C-3PO and R2's memory, show what happens to Mace Windu and the other Jedi (I assume from ANH they ALL die, except for Yoda). I KNOW I am missing a ton of stuff, but this is all I can think of now...
    HOW CAN ALL THIS BE EXPLAINED IN ONE FILM????? Impossible to do this and make a good film. To be honest, I think E3 will be rushed storywise and we will be left with too many unanswered questions. Anyone agree??? anyone disagree?????


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 12 June 2002 | 15:37 EDT
    New at BRIAN'S TOYS!
    Brian's Toys now has the Acklay beast from AOTC!

    Brian's Toys


    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 14:13 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Just picked up the latest wave of figs at Target today. Han, Chewy, Obi Wan Pilot. They had a set of Plastic peg Luke and Vader but that's about it. Good Luck Troopers.
    Tim


    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 14:11 EDT
    Trooper Roberto Reports:
    After seeing AOTC, I promised myself to see it again before making my own personal rank of this new film within the saga. In a previous post, a trooper wondered how come Episode II wasn't pulling better numbers at the box office. As good as the numbers are (256 million so far), it's almost certain at this point that AOTC will not catch up with Spiderman, which is regretabble because each previous Star Wars episode won the top grosser title of their release year.

    Much of it is due to the bad impression Episode I caused in 99. I moderately liked it and somehow AOTC made me like TPM even more, but the general opinion was too hard on both Lucas and the film. It's clear AOTC is an improvement over TPM, yet with effect ladden films as the Matrix and Lord of the Rings (nominated for best picture) being so good and outclassing Lucas at his own game, AOTC needed to be better than what it turned out to be. The impressions I got from AOTC are similar to those I got from TPM...it was either filmed in a hurry, or that Lucas thinks people will not like a three hour long film and passes on chances to bring up fascinating aspects of the Star Wars universe that fans surely know about, yet are not mentioned in the film. If there is a three hour long film I could enjoy, it's definitely Star Wars.

    It's amazing how time flies and now all Lucas has left for a shot at supremacy for this trilogy is Episode III. With so much of the untold story left for one final chapter and the need for mixing it all into a phenomenally great film, I believe Lucas will have to step down and pass the torch to another director in order to pull it off. Irvin Kershner is not the greatest director, but ESB is still (convincently) the best film of the saga. I personally rank AOTC third, closely behind ANH. Lucas is probably the greatest movie sci-fi visionary hollywood will ever see, but I no longer believe he has what it takes to direct what should become the greatest episode of the entire saga.

    I hope I don't get cyber rocks thrown my way because of what I think, because I know many think this is the greatest episode of the saga. My opinion alone is also irrelevant to the man behind his movie. Star Wars is after all his fable and only he can convince himself of considering the opinions of others. Yet if box office numbers don't measure up to the other episodes, he should consider looking over his shoulder for a change.

    Getting into toy collecting, retailers in PR don't seem to get past stocking the Bespin wave, yet any Luke variation is hard to find. Furthermore, TRU is re-stocking early wave figures (now w/out inserts), surely to fit demand for the movie fever kids. At least, I haven't ran into any figure of newer waves yet. Not even the Qui-Gon wave. All for now, best happy hunting wishes to all!!!
    Rmiranda@vivienda.gobierno.pr


    Posted by: vaughn | 12 June 2002 | 12:48 EDT
    Deluxe Nexu and Ani @ TBS
    Hey Troops,

    My buddy Ishitib from TBS has posted new pictures and commentary about the latest wave of deluxe figures, which includes Anakin with minced Geonosian warrior and the Nexu ("no kitty, thats a bad kitty"). Drop on by and check them out...or click here to jump directly to the pics.


    Posted by: vaughn | 12 June 2002 | 12:37 EDT
    Jedi Aries from Jedi Aries Tatooine Alien Cantina writes:
    Jedi Aries' Tattoine Alien Cantina is pleased to announce its latest giveaway for a Saga Collection 3" 3/4' inch Qui Gon Ginn MOMC. To enter the contest, please visit the site at http://jediaries.themonthlypost.com


    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 8:10 EDT
    Trooper Hotjeep360 Reports:
    I found 2 bloody stump lukes. Would like to trade for Jorg and or Toy Fare Vader. Lots of Counts and Yodas At TRU in lower MI.
    hotjeep360@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 8:07 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    Hey Troopers, I have seen several pictures of two different Endor Rebel Soldiers. The main difference is that one has a beard and one doesn't. So far I have only seen the one with a beard in stores. Has anyone else seen the other version in stores or does anyone have any info on the other version? Thanks and MTFBWY,
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 12 June 2002 | 8:04 EDT
    Trooper DavidGQ Reports:
    I want to let you know that this site has given me a great pleasure of knowing a fellow trooper, Shawn Fitzgerald from Atlanta, TX. Back in the days when POTJ figures first came out and were hard to find, Shawn has graciously sent me the figures at cost!!! But when I was laid off last year, I lost all of his contacts. When I asked for help in obtaining an autograph from Mr. Morrison(Jango) back in May, Shawn has graciously offered to get one for me without realizing who I am. Shawn has shown me what a true sandtrooper should be and I have followed his footsteps since then in helping other collectors!!! A great Sandtrooper and friend!!!!
    DavidGQ@comcast.net


    Posted by: Zack | 11 June 2002 | 23:26 EDT
    Forums down again....
    Hey troops!
    Sorry to say the forums are down again-
    We will be addressing the problem first thing tomorrow!
    Sorry for the downtime!
    -Chris

    Update: looks like they are back up! Fire away!


    Posted by: Zack | 11 June 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Trooper Rod Reports:
    I live in Southern California (specifically the Hemet, Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta, San Bernardino vicinity) and have been looking for Bespin Vader, Bespin Luke, Djas Puhr, and the Endor Rebel Soldier for some time. Can anybody give me a heads up, leads, or any info on where these figures have been sighted recently in the region so I can start an intensive figure hunt.
    Rodapel@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 11 June 2002 | 23:11 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. I must say that the 12" figure line from Hasbro has been hit (Luke Hoth) and miss ("furry" Chewbacca). I must say that they have done of the best (if not the best) yet with the release of the Deluxe 12" Jango Fett! Kids, this thing is awesome! I have the Marmit "STAR WARS" figures from Japan, and this thing is of that quality (for 1/3 of the price). Kudos to the boys at Hasbro for this awesome figure!
    Young George Lucas


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 11 June 2002 | 22:57 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Trooper Spiceowan here again to show you some more of the wonderful gems that are available to us via E-Bay. Please let me again mention that these items are not sanctioned by Sandtroopers or E-Bay. Here is what is on the plate today: Hot multi-packs !! Enjoy
    Japanese cantina pack Didn't see this one at my local TRU
    Vintage IG-88 Not a multi-pack but hunted by many.
    Vintage ROTJ 2 pack Here's a good way to drop big loot on figures you probably own.
    12 back Luke The condition is what puts this one over the top.
    Bespin world multi-pack Cloud City will show you things you never knew existed.

    That is all for now. Two of the listings are from Cloud City and I can tell you first hand (after seeing the vintage muesuem at Celebration 2) these guys are not to be taken lightly.These guys are kinda like Batman they have everything you could possibly imagine if it pertains to Vintage boxed/carded collectibles.



    Posted by: Jason | 11 June 2002 | 21:56 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    The transformation of Yoda - TheForce focuses on the development of the CG Yoda used for Episode II.

    AOTC screen-saver, free from MSN - check this one out and let me know how it works! - DOWNLOAD.

    Meaning of insignia's in SW.com database - Another eye-opening issue of "Ask the LucasFilm Jedi Council" (cough).

    New Deluxe Archive Images - Anakin, Nexu, and Geonosian (included with Anakin) galleries up at ArtoosNews; and a combined gallery at TheBothanSpy.

    "I'm looking for a Calrissian, first name... Lando?" - I like this one! TBS reported on a news item at Snowtroopers.ca in which Lando is listed in a Canadian phone Directory. Just don't call him, or you're likely to get "You szzchlimeay, no good szzchwindla! Ya ghotta lotta guttszzch callin' here!"


    Future Basic & Deluxe Figures - A tentative list from the official site (thanks to 4-inches for the item numbers!).
    Basic Figures (08/2002)
  • 84911 Clone Trooper (Republic Gunship Pilot)
  • 84910 Destroyer Droid (Arena Battle)
  • 84909 Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot)
  • 84913 Lott Dodd (Neimoidian Senator)
  • 84917 Tusken Raider with Massiff
  • 84912 Watto (Mos Espa Junk Dealer)

    Deluxe Figures
  • 84901 Anakin Skywalker with Force Flipping Action (09/2002)
  • 84882 Anakin Skywalker with Lightsaber Slashing Action (05/2002)
  • 84899 C-3PO with Droid Factory Assembly Line (06/2002)
  • 84903 Clone Trooper (09/2002)
  • 84902 Flying Geonosian (08/2002)
  • 84900 Yoda with Force Powers (06/2002)

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n
    See yesterday's Daily News Update for the latest opportunities! Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 11 June 2002 | 20:24 EDT
    Dave Prowse is Darth Vader...AGAIN!
    I have a strong confirmation that David Prowse will be playing Darth Vader in Episode 3. I'm not sure how he will pull this off, being near death less than a year ago and multiple hip replacements. Non-the-less he is slated for the role at this point. Also, he is now a few inches shorter than when he last donned the costume in ROTJ. Logically, he will not do much in the costume and will probably have very little screen time......Cool all the same. James Earl Jones is signed on for at least 3 minutes of dialogue as well.....WooHoo!


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 11 June 2002 | 14:52 EDT
    ****IMPORTANT READ****
    Troops,
    I have gotten numerous e-mails from some troops (some that were pretty hostile) about getting viruses sent from the Sandtroopers.com staff. I ASSURE you that we are NOT sending them! We are NOT using fully functional POP e-mail accounts at this time and for you to get e-mails from
    "ANY STAFF MEMBER NAME HERE"@sandtroopers.com
    is currently impossible. The KLEZ virus is doing this on it's own based on e-mail address book's that people you know (or even yourself) have set up. For example: If they have darthcrypt@sandtroopers.com in their address book, it will pick up that address as the sender and send the virus to another address from that book. Last night I got a virus from myself and I have never OPENED OR HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS ever. NO ONE from Sandtroopers is sending this virus out. I strongly suggest that you go to this site and get educated on this PAIN IN THE ACE virus as well as how to remove it:
    KLEZ REMOVAL HERE!

    Again: asking us to stop this is IMPOSSIBLE. It has NOTHING to do with Sandtroopers.com or any of it's staff. Thanks for understanding...


    Posted by: vaughn | 11 June 2002 | 13:51 EDT
    Forum Maintenance Complete
    Hey Troops,

    The forum maintenance has been completed so click the button to the left and start posting up a storm...


    Posted by: Tyler | 11 June 2002 | 13:16 EDT
    Last call for Clonetrooper Helmets!
    Hey Troopers,
    After receiving most of your payments for the Kellogg's Clonetrooper Helmets it ends up I have 8 left over from people who have backed out. So for anyone who missed out and still wants one (or a 2nd one) please e-mail me. They'll go to the first 8 people who reply. Take care. tyler@sandtroopers.com
    I'd also like to thank all those troopers who sent their payment in a timely manner and those who sent me some extras. Thanks to Sandtrooper Steve Soprano for the "Best of SW" discs, Sandtrooper Heiko Ramsey for the signed SW Action Figure Archive book and lastly Sandtroopers John Beal and David Thomas for the trading cards.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 11 June 2002 | 12:52 EDT
    Japanese Star Wars
    Not sure what these items are, but if you can read Japanese...maybe you could tell us!

    Sir Tan

    UPDATE
    "The item you posted on your web site is a product called Xylish. The website http://www.jlist.com says that it is, "A delicious new tablet-style gum from Japan, this is Xylish gum with Xylitol in it. This is a very delicious mint gum that's candy-coated, in foil-wrapped pieces similar to Clorets." Doing a little research I found out what Xylitol is, on the website http://www.xylitol.org they say, "Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates. Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960's. It is a popular sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes. Over 25 years of testing in widely different conditions confirm that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Xylitol use reduces tooth decay rates both in high-risk groups (high caries prevalence, poor nutrition, and poor oral hygiene) and in low risk groups (low caries incidence using all current prevention recommendations). Sugarfree chewing gums and candies made with xylitol as the principal sweetener have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations."
    Hope this helps..."

    Matt Barnosky

    Thanks for the info Matt!



    Posted by: Steve | 11 June 2002 | 10:29 EDT
    New comics this week
    Hey Troops, there are two new Star Wars comics coming out this week from Dark Horse, Jango Fett: Open Seasons #2 (of 4) and Star Wars: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan - The Aurorient Express #2 (of 2). The Jango Fett series takes us back into the early days of Jango where we can learn how he got his start. The Aurorient Express is an early adventure for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan where they have to figure out what is really happening on board an out-of-control luxury cruiser. Check them out.


    Posted by: vaughn | 11 June 2002 | 9:42 EDT
    Article on SW collectibles
    Hey Troops,

    This popped up on AOL this morning. Its an article from entertainment weekly on valuable star wars collectibles...interesting.

    Entertainment Weekly


    Posted by: Zack | 11 June 2002 | 8:37 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi, Donna from So. Cal. again. Went back to Wal-mart today and found tons of the Bespin wave. No Bloody Lukes but did find the 3rd variation with the plastic peg and also the Final Battle Jango Fett with the bolt going upward. If anyone is looking for both the FF Darth Vadar and FF Stormtrooper, Toyzz.com has both for $12. Happy Hunting everyone!
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 11 June 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Answer for JIMSJEDI and all our readers:
    This goes for trooper JIMSJEDI and all our readers, regarding the Hamilton Collection Plates, they are no longer producing them; These collectibles are usually advertised @ Their Site or in the Parade section of the Sunday's local newspaper. They are very tight with the release of them available as a 28 ''FIRING'' days, meaning if you don't order you'll miss it; They all come with COA and is a very big shame that they aren't making them at this moment, I own a few of them being my favorite ''The Millenium Falcon'' If my memory doesn't fail the original airbrushed plate from ''The Tie-Fighters'' was sold by the artist over Ebay and the auction closed for near $4,000.00.


    Posted by: vaughn | 11 June 2002 | 8:15 EDT
    Dave from D&S Toys writes:
    New Items: - Go to the website for prices and other new items...

    Acklay Beast $16.99
    Unleashed Jango Fett & Darth Maul $15.99 each

    Episode II: Dooku, Yoda, Anakin Hanger, Vader Bespin, Mace Genosian
    Rescue,Jango Fett - Final Battle, Genosian, Dexter and more...

    Qui-Gon Jedi Master, Massif, Endor Rebel Soldier & Orn fre ta, Taun We, Red Senate Guard...

    Han Endor Raid, Chewy/C-3PO & EP II Obi-wan Pilot - Late June
    Pre-order...

    Snowspeeder with Dack $39.99
    At-St with Speeder Bike/Ewok

    Simpsons Marge & Homer Prom 2-Pack - New Simpsons Series 8

    Back in stock items:
    Older Simpsons Lisa, Grandpma, Bart & Krusty...
    Eopie & Qui-Gon Beast
    SW Chess from Germany
    FX-7 Wave (Fx-7, Imperial Officer, Amidala Travel & Rebel Trooper)
    Eeth Koth & Snaggletooth
    BoShek Wave...
    EP II Boba Fett, Shaak Ti, Plo Koon, and more...

    Older POTF/POTJ Figures & Vehicles..

    Many harder to get Star Trek figures back in stock as of this week....
    *** Pre-order Star Trek Enterprise, Nemesis 7" Figures. Ship and
    Accessories. ***


    Posted by: vaughn | 11 June 2002 | 0:07 EDT
    Fan Club Stormtroopers
    Hey Troops,

    I ordered my stormtrooper army of 20 from the fan club last monday and received them on thursday. Here's what you get if you havent ordered them already... Two troopers with rifle and two troopers with blaster per 4 pack. The figures arrive bagged with their weapons in a plain white box. There is no "battle damage" feature, nor is there a commtech chip...just the plain figures, albeit the BEST sculpt that we've seen. Here are a few pictures:




    Posted by: Tyler | 10 June 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Chicago Wizard World Show
    Dear Sandtroopers,
    Brian's Toys invites everyone to visit this summers Wizard World Show in Chicago. The show starts on July 5th and goes until the 7th. Check out the details here: http://news.wizardworld.com/Comics/WizWorldChi.asp
    For ticket information look here:
    http://store.yahoo.com/wizardworld/wizcon.html

    Also on latest Release figures, Episode 2 12" Ki Adi Mundi is at Brian's Toy now!
    Thanks,
    Devon S.

    Brian's Toys
    W730 Hwy 35
    Fountain City, WI 54629
    Phone # (608) 687-7572
    Fax# (608) 687-7573
    website: Brian's Toys
    e-mail: sales@brianstoys.com



    Posted by: Jason | 10 June 2002 | 23:07 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Yoda "Great Warrior" AOTC trailer - Linked at TheForce.net is this newer AOTC trailer video file.

    Jedi-Dex & Slave 1 Commercials Mpeg's - More videos at TheForce; this time Hasbro toy commercials for the Slave 1 and Jedi-Dex.

    Palpatine & Sidious duke it out over a card game - JediNet tosses around a debate on the identities of Palpatine and Sidious.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • TheJawa's Diorama-rama for 6/9 is up and running. This week's prize is a FLASHBACK FRENZY! A MOMC Flashback Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, ends 6/15.
  • This one at TBS is for a chance to win 2 Playskool Packs (Naboo and Luke w/X-Wing), sponsored by Big Bad Toy Store.
  • Pegwarmer has announced a new giveaway to win Sneak Preview R3-T7 and Clone Trooper (white).
  • MOC Toy Fair Vader - enter to win! at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com, ends June 22nd.
  • A chance to win a - Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel at POTF2.com, post the forum post with the most impact to win.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Giveaway for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master), ends 6/8.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • A new weekly giveaway at Pegwarmer, this time for a set of Zam Wesell figures (Sneak Preview and Saga AOTC carded), ends 6/7.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net Enter to win a pair of unopened POTF2 12" exclusive creature sets including the Wampa with Hoth Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun with Hoth Han Solo, ends 6/15.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John's Toys!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the JundlandWastes.com forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 10 June 2002 | 21:16 EDT
    Sandtrooper JIMSJEDI asks:
    "Hey Troops,
    Does anyone know if the Hamilton Collection still produces collecting plates of the Star Wars series? I have about 10 of these and would like to get more. Also, I have a new post at the Trade page HERE with some hard to find items such as Vader's and Luke's Lightsabers from the POTF2 collection and a lot of other stuff. So head on over and check my haves and wants out. Thanks troops..."

    JimsJedi


    Posted by: Zack | 10 June 2002 | 21:13 EDT
    Trooper David Reports:
    Just wondering if anyone's got a handle on Clone trooper variations. I've come across several different types:
    1. CT with red dots on both figure and card.
    2. CT with dots on figure and NOT on card.
    3. CT WITHOUT dots on BOTH card and figure.
    Is that it or are there any others???
    SpawnVI@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 10 June 2002 | 21:12 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    I picked up an Anakin and Nexu this weekend for a fellow trooper who was able to get them through other means. So I have a set of these figures that need a home. I am willing to trade or will take cash. Hope everyone is finding what the need and want.
    Tim


    Posted by: Zack | 10 June 2002 | 21:11 EDT
    Trooper Bobb Reports:
    To my absoulte shock I found my Bloody Luke at our local Kay-Bee Saturday night. I am in need of a Holograph Sidious Commtech figure. Card condition does not matter. Hopefully someone out there can help?
    froelich@y-city.net


    Posted by: Tyler | 10 June 2002 | 18:37 EDT
    Topps Trading Cards
    Hey Troopers,
    I'm only 2 cards away from completing my AOTC trading card set. Does anyone out there have an extra Prismatic #8 and Fold-out #5? If so, I'll buy them if need be or trade for them. I also have a friend who only needs Prismatic #3 (Jango) to complete his set. Please e-mail me if you can help tyler@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 10 June 2002 | 18:23 EDT
    Forum Maintenance Tonight
    Hey Troops,

    Got a note from my buddy Steve@thejawa. He says:
    "We are doing some maintenance on the forums tonight, so they will be down. People can still read posts, they will just be unable to make new ones. I hope to be done with this and have them back tomorrow."

    Update: Steve informs me that the forums are back up.


    Posted by: Tyler | 10 June 2002 | 16:42 EDT
    Euro Exclusive's Contest - Only 4 more days to Enter!
    Hey Troopers,
    The contest for the 12" Euro exclusive Luke and Han swing action figures, courtesy of R2Dtoys will be ending this Thursday at midnight. The winner will be announced Friday. Good luck to all who enter. Don't forget to visit R2Dtoys too for all the latest toys including the elusive Jorg Sacul figure!


    Posted by: Tyler | 10 June 2002 | 16:33 EDT
    Eopie for a few Bloody Lukes?
    Hey Troopers,
    A good friend of mine and fellow trooper has been desperately trying to find a few bloody Lukes but keeps coming up empty handed. He is willing to depart with an Eopie in order to acquire a few of them. So here's the deal; 1 Eopie for 3 Bloody Lukes. If anyone is interested please e-mail him at junk4u@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 June 2002 | 23:32 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. Not much new in Kansas City- I'm still looking for the new KB Clonetroopers and the Acklay here- but at the TR'U in Overland Park, KS they had tons of Dooku and Yoda. I haven't heard for sure, but is it possible Hasbro is shipping a special case of these two figures? If they are- they're about a month and a half late in doing so. Also, I'm not really sure why "Episode II" is faltering at the box-office. Granted it's not a flop, but it's fallen off much more than "Episode I" did after a few weeks. Everyone I know that saw it- loved it. Even the people that thought "Phantom Menace" sucked thought "Attack of the Clones" was awesome.

    I've seen it 5 times and am going again this week. I liked "Spidey", but thought "Episode II" was far superior and more entertaining. The scene of Yoda displaying that he was indeed a "great warrior" is now the stuff of legends- and while the movie has a few small (very small) problems- it's an amazing movie and has the same spirit as the Classic Trilogy. It gets better every time I see it- and I can't wait to see it again.
    YGL


    Posted by: Jason | 9 June 2002 | 22:36 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    The Reel World - Two men met undercover officers in a southwest Detroit parking lot and were arrested after they tried to sell the movie reel of AOTC for $2,500, read the entire article at TheForce.net.

    Star Tours - some bizarre looking action figures that are inspired by Star Wars, at ADC.com

    Dooku Hologram pointless nostalgia - 4-INCHES image of Palatine sample with Holographic Dooku reminds us of what could have been.

    New CONTESTS at TheJawa, TBS.com, Pegwarmer.com:
  • TheJawa's Diorama-rama for 6/9 is up and running. This week's prize is a FLASHBACK FRENZY! A MOMC Flashback Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, ends 6/15.
  • This one at TBS is for a chance to win 2 Playskool Packs (Naboo and Luke w/X-Wing), sponsored by Big Bad Toy Store.
  • Pegwarmer has announced a new giveaway to win Sneak Preview R3-T7 and Clone Trooper (white).
    see Friday's news for more contests!
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 June 2002 | 22:03 EDT
    Trooper Darksidetoys Reports:
    I don't know if this has been posted yet, but I went to my local Wal-Mart in Goldsboro, North Carolina and picked up a Dexter Jettster. The Pipe text and the blue sticker that was covering the text was not on the insert card, it's blank now. They had 2 or 3 left, so maybe they won't be to hard to find for variation collectors.
    Darksidetoys1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 9 June 2002 | 15:39 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Reports:
    Hi! Jorge Perez from Boston: KB in the Arsenal mall (Watertown) had the red and yellow 12" Clone troopers as of saturday evening, I bought a set and there were 2 sets left. Also I wanted to thank to top notch trooper Matthew Zeray for hooking me up with a Sacul figure and a saga bespin Luke. This is a great website!, thanks!!!
    Jorgepalbela@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 9 June 2002 | 11:01 EDT
    Daily Custom Updates 2002 by Dan Curto and The Custom Alliance:
    A brand-new Star Wars custom each and every day? That's what I'm delivering throughout the month of June.
    After a bit of a delay, I'm off and running with the 4th annual "Daily Custom Updates!" The DCU 2002 will run from now until July, with customs inspired from all over the Star Wars universe. Characters from the films, the comics, the video games, and even a few fan-fiction ones thrown in...the more obscure, the better!
    In July, the spotlight will shift to other customizers who have "Joined the Alliance" as they debut their latest creations throughout that month. So if you've got a new custom that you want to show off, be sure to send it in!
    There will be other new additions throughout the summer, so be sure to check back often to see the latest features at "The Largest Online Gallery of Star Wars Customs!
    Happy Customizing! - Dan "The hardest working man in customizing" Curto
    http://www.thecustomalliance.com
    http://www.ffurg.com
    http://www.rebelscum.com
    Check out the customs Troops and maybe even get a little inpiration! With scraper in hand, I'm off to create a film-accurate R4-M9 without silver rectangle around eye port! -J.


    Posted by: Zack | 9 June 2002 | 8:34 EDT
    Troopette Donna Reports:
    Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. here. Finally, something new to report. Found the Ultimate 12" Jango Fett at TRU. Then went to Wal-mart and found the Deluxe Anakin and Nexu. Lastly, I stopped by KB hoping to find the Red and Yellow Clonetroopers but no such luck. I did, however, find a Euro Ammo Wagon. No sign yet of the Han wave or the Unleashed Figures. Happy Hunting to all.
    Theloneswlady@aol.com


    Posted by: Jason | 8 June 2002 | 23:17 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Episode II figure background added - The growing library of Action Figure Diorama backgrounds at StarWarsKids.com is growing once again with the addition of a Geonosis Arena background (now seven in all at the site - here). They've also added a new article on organizing your collection.

    Han Endor lever variation - RS has added comparison photos of the white and grey versions.

    Nexu packaging placement variation - an astute Jawa reader has discovered two versions of the Nexu with regards to its placement and position in the bubble, and a differnce bewteen the inner bubbles.

    Peg-Leg Pete vs. Peg-hand Luke - The guys at JundlandWastes have a new comparison shot of the third Bespin Luke hand variation (plastic peg) to the Bloody Stump example.

    New CONTESTS at TBS.com and Pegwarmer.com:
  • This one at TBS is for a chance to win 2 Playskool Packs (Naboo and Luke w/X-Wing), sponsored by Big Bad Toy Store.
  • Pegwarmer has announced a new giveaway to win Sneak Preview R3-T7 and Clone Trooper (white).
    see yesterday's news for more contests! Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: vaughn | 8 June 2002 | 23:02 EDT
    The guys from Toyfellas.com write:
    Hello from www.toyfellas.com

    We have just reduced all our prices for EP II Basic Figures to $6.99, which include Yoda, Count Dooku, Padme with mole and all the others you also can take 10% off all orders $20.00 dollars or more or $10.00 off all orders $50.00 dollars or more (excluding shipping). This will last until 6/15/02 thanks again.


    Posted by: Zack | 8 June 2002 | 22:53 EDT
    Trooper Erich Reports:
    Hello,It's trooper Erich again. Just a quick note, I'm still searching for good reference for my Jedi collection art. I have decided to do a six piece series. Each piece will have at least two Jedi. Any info on where I can get good reference would be great.

    I'm also writing to let you know that I'm selling off my collection. The following list is what I have to sell. E-mail me with offers. You can take individual figs and ships or the whole lot. I must unload it as I have just lost my job and have a new born son. Thanks.
    darkravenef@hotmail.com

    Erich sent a list of what he has but it's way too long to post. You can either email him for it or email me and I will forward the list to you. He's got alot!


    Posted by: Zack | 8 June 2002 | 22:47 EDT
    Trooper Songwrtr Reports:
    KBKids.com have the latest Collection 2 wave in stock, Djas Puhr and Chancellor Palpatine, as well as a couple of the others that come in that assortment (Endor Rebel Soldier and one other are mentioned explicitly @ Rebelscum). Use coupon code dennytoys to save $5 off
    an order of $25 or more. Buyer beware, though, as their shipment of the 12" Red and Yellow Clone Troopers left a lot to be desired (2" X 4" sticker on the window; boxes crushed, that sort of thing).

    Also a note that one of my favorite on-line stores, New Force Comics, will be selling all future cases at $59.99 (for 12 figures), + 6.95 shipping, effectively matching the price drop we're seeing in the stores. (Or at least some of the stores. Did a run through Big Flats last night, and while I came up dry, it was amusing to note that the rogue K-Mart there still has its figures priced at $7.49, a full 50% higher than the KB, TRU, and Wal-Mart down the road. And they wonder why they haven't moved a figure since putting them out on April 23...)
    songwrtr@hotmail.com

    Also got word that they got the Bespin Luke back in stock too. Thanks to Trooper RePo Z eSoR for the heads up too!


    Posted by: Tracy | 8 June 2002 | 15:50 EDT
    Trooper Steve Reports:
    I went to my Local TRU in Paramus, New Jersey and they had a sign posted for the $4.99 figures. I inquired at the customer service desk if they were they were price matching themselves and low and behold i got a $1 back on each figure that i had reciepts for. So all in total i got over $20 back. Now, the catch is that the reeciept has to be dated witin 30 days, i just made it by one day WHEW!!!...But if your reciept is over 30 days, you will have to return it and re-buy it. Start digging for those old reciepts...and let the price matching begin.....Also, as of 11:00 AM EST, Kbkids.com had the Djas
    Phar and Palpatine wave in stock, so head over there if you have not found one yet, it is worth it, better then driving all over the place for it....Steve, Jedi Corleone

    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 8 June 2002 | 13:34 EDT
    Trooper Chris Reports:
    today i started a yahoo group for long island star wars fans. If you are from long island and collect star wars merchandise please sign up. the address is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/liswcc/
    for more info go to http://www.swli.cjb.net
    XxlaxplayerxX@aol.com


    Posted by: Tracy | 8 June 2002 | 9:37 EDT
    SWAMPTROOPER REPORT
    Hello all you happy collectors!!! Just a short note to say that KB Toys has lowered their prices on the 3 3/4 inch figs to $4.99. This may be a sale and not a permanent thing, I asked the manager and he said it must be a sale. I found the Bespin Wave along with Endor Han, Chewie and Pilot Obi-Wan. Wal-Mart on Oneal has over 40 Royal Guards (I stopped counting at 40) and several Endor Rebel Soldiers A.K.A Private Tom Green!! NO sign of the other newer figs you guys have been finding. No 12" Clone Trooper KB Exclusives either and NO 12" Jango Fetts. Patients I must tell myself. Still plenty of Snowspeeders and Tie Bombers down here in the Bayou! Other than that, not much to report. Now that I have posted about the lack of the above 12" figures, I probably will find them really soon, thats usually how it happens....weird huh? One other thing, I am still in need of a loose 12" Stormtrooper and 12" C-3PO, they dont have to be mint, only complete.
    Later Troops!!


    Posted by: George | 8 June 2002 | 9:33 EDT
    This is really cool:
    Also available @ Monsters In Motion, for just $48.00 bucks!! Mace Windu, Obi-One, Anakin etc... check them out before Jango's bust is GONE. HERE




    Posted by: Zack | 8 June 2002 | 7:44 EDT
    New stuff from BJ's Action Figures!
    BJs ACTION FIGURES has a very limited number of some very hard to find figures from the new Star Wars Saga line, such as Luke Bespin, Vader Bespin, Djas Puhr, Chancellor Palpatine, Yoda, Count Dooku, and many others. As always, each carded figure comes in a FREE STAR CASE. WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Star Wars Saga carded Darth Vader.


    Posted by: George | 8 June 2002 | 6:49 EDT
    Count Dooku's prop lightsaber....
    My good friend and loyal reader Jeroen Swanborn from Belgium pointed out that
    Monters in Motion based in California have most of the E-2 saber replicas. Sorry but Han's Blaster is GONE, VISIT THEM HERE or for a direct hyper jump to the Star Wars props
    follow here; They do look well done to me, also don't forget to take a peak in their home page for other cool collectibles and Spiderman props. For US @ Sandtroopers or at least for me this is a new source even though they have been in bussiness since 1996. Any feedback about this place will be more than WELCOME. Thanks for the heads up Jeroen!!!


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 8 June 2002 | 2:56 EDT
    The Force of the Bay
    Here we go again Troops my new round for the top 5 lately on E-Bay today. Please again make note that these items are not sanctioned by Sandtroopers or E-Bay so buyer beware. The picture doesn't always say a thousand words.They are sometimes not as accuarate as the seller states. Here we go.
    A rare condition for this one A true beauty with lots of pictures.
    VlixTHE TOUGHEST This is where the above warning comes into play.
    He's all yours... A real mean piece any collector would want.
    Master Yoda ! Not good for advice as it is to look at.
    The first ones Big Brother Lots of Boba-Fett is there any question he is the fan favorite?
    That's all for now and thanks for looking.If you come across something that is truly rare or unique on the worlds online market place send it to me Spiceowan@sandtroopers.com



    Posted by: Jason | 7 June 2002 | 23:06 EDT
    Great New Toys at

    Hi, Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some new items in stock and some great new pre-orders:
  • STAR WARS - We still have sets and indivual figures of the Collection 2, Wave 4 series (Orn Free Taa, Qui-Gon, Endor Soldier and Massiff); and Collection 1, Wave 4 (Luke, Vader, Mace & Jango).
  • TRANSFORMERS RE-ISSUE SKIDS & TRACKS - Takara unveils the next lucky bots to get the re-issue treatment. Available Singly, as a set, or by the case! Don't miss out on the Exclusive repainted versions of these two figures - 'Cross Cut' a silver repaint of Skids, and 'Road Rage' - a red repaint of Tracks - who is another female character!
  • DREAMWAVE COMICS - Issue #3 is now in stock - both Autobot & Decepticon Covers. We still have Issue #2, and the 2nd printing of #1 as well as the Starscream Poster, Shockwave Litho & More!
  • RID & JAPANESE BEAST WARS - We have restocked Cryotek, and recieved a very small shipment of Big Convoy, and D-23 Hell Scream (sorry in advance if they list as sold out by the time you read this) Many other great JBW items in stock and don't miss out on the RID Fort Max Pre-Order, we've had to increase our order with Hasbro again, but this may be the last increase they allow.
  • SOUNDWAVE BUST - COMING SOON - Hard Hero has alerted me that the Soundwave bust will be shipping to us soon. The 4th bust in the series - available on the pre-order menu.
  • GI JOE VS. COBRA - Wave 1.5 sets of 4 are in stock as well as 4 vehicles. Destro's Dominator, Brawler, Cobra Mantis Sub and Rockslide. We also have 5 of the 6 figure sets from the first wave - including Cobra Commander vs. Duke! We also have the Cobra C.L.A.W. from Funskool GI Joe.
  • IMPORTS, ROBOTS, KUBRICKS & MORE - A variety of new items are in stock on the 'Other' menu near the bottom of the site. Evangelion & Planet of the Apes Kubrick Sets, Virtual On figures, Armored Core 2 Figures, 2 very cool Terminator 2 Endoskeleton Figures and many other various items.
  • TOYCOM - Gin Rei, Getter One Bust, Coyboy Bebop Swordfish, Steam Detectives and many other items in stock on the Toycom menu
  • DAI GANDER - 2 new figures from the web diver sequel are in stock!
  • MACROSS - We have restocked the VF-11B by Yamato, be sure to take a look at the other great valks in stock - Bandia VF-1J, VF-1S, Brown VF-1A, Yamato VF-1A, VF-1S, Brown VF-1A and more!
  • LORD OF THE RINGS - we've restocked the three 12" Figures.
    Other Great Stuff In Stock & Coming Soon: Sixliner Re-Issue - buy by the master case and save - email for info.
    ACT 7 PVC - buy by the master case and save - email for info; MACROSS; DRAGONBALL COLLECTOR SERIES 1; MCFARLANE MONSTERS; MCFARLANE BASEBALL FIGURES; EPISODE 2; FUNSKOOL GI JOE; GUNDAM; ELITE FORCES; SIDESHOW MILITARY & SIDESHOW-WETA; LOTR STATUES; JAPANESE BEAST WARS; And MUCH More.
    Coming Soon: Muppets Series 1 figures
    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out the new items! Thanks! - Joel Boblit bigbadtoystore.com



    Posted by: Jason | 7 June 2002 | 23:05 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    More info on BJ's Saga 2-packs - SirSteve's has added the five 2-packs and has images of four. The packaging is a plastic shell containing the two carded figures.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi never achieves the formal rank of Jedi Master - The Official Site adds another installment of "Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council," this time on Obi-Wan's title. Also a small feature entitled "Return to Naboo" which includes eleven film stills and some exploration of the consequences of these events.

    "Lando the Lost." - TheForce.net has provided an excerpt from the Billy Dee Williams interview within the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

    Humour at DSP.com - DeathStarPlans.com has added to their OUTHOUSE gallery with more classic scenes with Star Wars, the Hulk, TMNT, King Homer, and even the Care Bears; this is my favorite section to visit when I want a good laugh! DSP has also expanded their Figure Comparison section so you can step back and see just how primitive that 1998 Bespin Lukes looks today! And, oh yes, that "six-pack" Lando sticks out like a sore thumb - see what I mean and take a look!

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • MOC Toy Fair Vader - enter to win! at www.sandcrawlerworkshop.com, ends June 22nd.
  • A chance to win a - Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel at POTF2.com, post the forum post with the most impact to win.
  • ArtoosNews is having a drawing for a free Deluxe Nexu and Anakin set on non-mint cards. See their news article for June 2nd on their main page and send them an email as instructed.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Giveaway for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master), ends 6/8.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • A new weekly giveaway at Pegwarmer, this time for a set of Zam Wesell figures (Sneak Preview and Saga AOTC carded), ends 6/7.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net Enter to win a pair of unopened POTF2 12" exclusive creature sets including the Wampa with Hoth Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun with Hoth Han Solo, ends 6/15.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John's Toys!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the JundlandWastes.com forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 June 2002 | 19:30 EDT
    Trooper Jake Reports:
    Hello all - Massachusetts is starting to get the latest wave of Saga action figures. I found an Obi Wan Pilot and Han Endor Raid at the KB toys in Swampscott today. It looks as though most places are getting only one case per store. The Walmart in Lynn had nothing new. None of the KB Toys on Route 1 had any new figures, but the store in Newton (Highland Avenue) had the new 12" Clone Troopers. There were three of each and they were in great condition. Since I already have them, I didn't get them. If you are looking for these, I advise you to be patient and look around. DON"T BUY THEM FROM KBKIDS.COM!!! I received them a couple of days ago and they were pretty banged up. There were scratches all over the window and there was a large sticker across the front.
    jake186@attbi.com


    Posted by: Zack | 7 June 2002 | 18:40 EDT
    Trooper JediChirp Reports:
    I just wanted to thank everyone that I have been trading with the past 3 or 4 weeks. I managed to land more than enough Saculs at C2 and have been trading them to Troops. Every trade that I have made has been VERY smooth. Thanks to all the great traders here at sandtroopers.com.
    JediChirp


    Posted by: Zack | 7 June 2002 | 18:37 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    New stuff has been found in both Huntsville and Athens AL.In Huntsville,I found the 12" jango Fett(finally)at a K-mart on North Parkway and the pilot Obi-wan.In Athens,I found more of the 12" Jango Fett.These thing are finally hitting.I must apologize to everyone who I sent scathing emails to.I was frustrated.Take care.
    cryan@ardmore.net


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 7 June 2002 | 18:00 EDT
    Update on TASTETASTA!!!
    A guy sent me this email thought it might help...Peace

    "Hello, I have delt with "killerseemen" on ebay. He DID pay me for the auction
    he won, but I did cancel ALL his bids on my other auctions until he paid. I
    saw he had bid on a LARGE amt. of auctions and knew he could never pay for
    these. This must be a kid because when i received the check, it was from his
    mom saying payment for Evan. Let me know if I can be of any assistance to
    help you out. My eBay username is : partyroc2001. Thanks!" Frank


    P.S. Remember he told me his name was Rob Smith and someone else Vince Laps and in this guy's email it say's Evan...The kid is SHADY!!!





    Posted by: Jason | 7 June 2002 | 16:06 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) reports:
    (Allentown, PA) And now for the Friday at noon news. Kmart, Wal-Mart, & tru all have no new figs, KB toys in the Allentown PA area all got special drops last Wednesday & I heard they got in the obi, chewy, & han wave but alas I was to late & didn't get any so maybe Saturday or Sunday will show the new stuff. Also Kohl's got in the new deluxe Anakin w/ Geonosian warrior all sliced to bits & the nexu which is electronic both at $10.99 each & I could only get 1 of each cause that's all they had thought. I'd be disappointed in Ani because I thought Hasbro would just use hanger duel Ani but they didn't he's soft goods & has a plastic saber handle instead of metal he's also making a different face so lets just say I'm relieved that they actually changed the figure a bit instead of taking the easy way out. smell ya later, Lex-wan. debalus@att.net


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 7 June 2002 | 14:51 EDT
    ROLLIN, ROLLIN, ROLLIN...
    The Sandtroopers / Jawa forums are back on line and ready to rock!


    Posted by: Steve | 7 June 2002 | 14:14 EDT
    Yestertoys has Djas Puhr and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
    Hey Troops, just wanted to let you know that Yestertoys has two of the latest releases, Djas Puhr and Supreme Chancellor Sidious, oops, I mean Palpatine.


    Posted by: Steve | 7 June 2002 | 13:45 EDT
    Rebel Stand and others
    Hey Troops, I just thought I would let you know that Barnes & Noble has the newest NJO book, Rebel Stand, by Aaron Allston on the best sellers list meaning it is now 30% off. They also had the Episode II Visual Dictionary for 20% off. This is a really nice source of information, perhaps my favorite of all the Episode II source material out there. It is well worth the price.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 7 June 2002 | 11:58 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone reports:
    "I picked up the New Hallmark Dreambook 2002, here is the list of Star Wars
    related Ornaments for Christmas 2002:

    Darth Vader(ROTJ) $14.95 US/ Available 7/13
    Luke Skywalker(ROTJ)$14.95 US /Available 7/13
    Jango Fett(AOTC) $14.95 US/Available 10/5 &10/6
    Obi Wan Kenobi(AOTC)$14.95 US/Available 10/5 & 10/6
    Death Star 2 (Lighted..ROTJ)$24.00 US/ Avilable 7/13
    Jango's Slave 1(AOTC)$18.95 US /Available 11/16 & 11/17

    Looks like this Christmas is going to be a good one for us Star Wars
    collectors...Jedi Corleone
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



    Posted by: Count Matchew | 7 June 2002 | 10:03 EDT
    Let's get rid of the SCUM!!!!
    I was told by Jedi Corleone who works for the post office to call the postal inspecters fraud line about tastetasta...I have done so but they need more people who have complaints about him or her so give them a call if you've been screwed by this person...The number is 1-800-372-8347...Again here is the post you should read about him Click Here...Peace


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 7 June 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Trouble with the Sandtroopers?THEJAWA forums:
    Troops:
    We are having some trouble with our forums, we should have them back up and running ASAP. Thanks for your patience with this issue!


    Posted by: Zack | 7 June 2002 | 8:13 EDT
    Trooper EriK Reports:
    Yup, prices so low they're practically giving them away. Toys-r-us has lowered the prices in Western Mass., Target also, as well as Wal-Mart. INSANE! On another note, I can't find anymore R2's, Coruscant Obi-Wan, or Shaak-Ti. Now i see ALOT of Dexters, Luminara, and Taun We's. Oh and alot of Royal Guards for some reason or another. One thing

    I absolutely have to get off my chest is.......can we stop with these lame ass deluxe figures. I find them offesive. The fixed lightsabers, I flip, you flip.....and that....GOD awful Jango. I know some people like them and thats cool. More for them i guess. Or i guess i'm just not that much of a completist. Look, I saw the Deluxe Anakin today and i had to shudder. But that could have been the double espresso i had. Sorry I'm just venting. There are tons more things that have been positive so far about the way the line is going that i can focus on. Prices are definitely a start of some happiness. I know blah-blah-blah-wah.
    Onyxisfat@aol.com

    P.S. See Hammy, Ya just gotta vent!


    Posted by: George | 7 June 2002 | 5:31 EDT
    Q&A with Warwik Davis (Wicket) and giveaway:
    This comes from my good buddy Neal 73 from The Galactic Senate:

    ''Hi George!!Hope you settle in to the new home quickly and get back to taking those superb pictures! Also, to let you and all the fellow troopers know that over at The Galactic Senate we are currently running the easiest competition on the planet to let one lucky winner get a Stormtrooper 4-pack. For more details on this great giveaway follow here
    Also, I've been in contact with Warwick Davis' (Wicket & Waldo) people and he's agreed to do a Q&A session with us, so if any troopers would like to ask him a question, just go to this link and post it or E-Mail


    Posted by: Jason | 6 June 2002 | 22:10 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Merchandising madness - A "suspended in time" Mark Hamill doll? Read about a rebirth in the merchandising world at JediNet.com; yhey're also reporting a Sacul variant over on ebay.

    Lucas statement - Comment by George Lucas on Entertainment Tonight about Episode 3. He said that the Clone Wars would end at the beginning of the film, and it would then become very small and personal. Looks like the big battle will be at the beginning, like in ESB, read the article at TheForce.net.

    Sticker Book Ultarama backdrops - RS has photos of the new Ultarama backdrops, all AOTC locales: Kamino, Tatooine, Geonosis Arena, and Jedi Temple Archive Room.

    Saga 2-Packs - have begun to appear at BJ's, a wholesale club in the Northeast, reports POTF2.com. They are regular carded Saga figs packaged together in a plastic case. Sets confimed so far are:
  • Clone Trooper / Anakin Skywalker - Hangar Duel
  • Yoda / Count Dooku

    Another minor Jango variant - Looks like the pressure was too low in the pistol's mold cavity - here's another one as seen at StevesGuide.com.

    "I was recruited by someone called Tyranus." - Dooku basic figure variant - sans moustache, again at Steve'sGuide.

    40 figure Saga Poster available... online that is - at StarWars.Hasbro.com, download a high-res version here.

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • A chance to win a - Luke Skywalker - Bespin Duel at POTF2.com, post the forum post with the most impact to win.
  • ArtoosNews is having a drawing for a free Deluxe Nexu and Anakin set on non-mint cards. See their news article for June 2nd on their main page and send them an email as instructed.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Giveaway for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master), ends 6/8.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • A new weekly giveaway at Pegwarmer, this time for a set of Zam Wesell figures (Sneak Preview and Saga AOTC carded), ends 6/7.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net Enter to win a pair of unopened POTF2 12" exclusive creature sets including the Wampa with Hoth Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun with Hoth Han Solo, ends 6/15.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John's Toys!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the JundlandWastes.com forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 6 June 2002 | 19:59 EDT
    Trooper WrathofVader Reports:
    I think I may have found a packasge variant on the new Padme Action figure. Look in the top left corner of your Padme. You may need a few for comparison, but you will see that her blaster rifle is held up with either tape, ot a plastic insert. The one with tape is the one I got at midnight madness, and the other I got two days later. Hope this helps!
    WrathofVader


    Posted by: Zack | 6 June 2002 | 19:55 EDT
    Trooper JimsJedi Reports:
    I don't know about Wal-Mart dropping their prices on the AOTC figures, but today at TRU in Auburn,MA they had signs that their prices are now $4.99 each. Also, at the KB in the Auburn mall I found the Han, Chewie, and Pilot Obi-Wan. The day I have extra money to buy more, they only had 1 of each except for the pilot obi-wan. So I have this up for trade. Please make an offer. They also had plenty of the clean Luke, and bespin vader. Thanks
    JIMSJEDI@aol.com


    Posted by: George | 6 June 2002 | 19:20 EDT
    I'm hooooooome!!!!!
    Well troops, I'm unpacking while ya'll read. I'm back to the enchanted Island, Very dissapointing to my compatriots here in terms of new stuff; Went to Big-K and W/M Super Center in Cayey and nothing but the peg warmers. Not even the kids are helping. For my good buddy Darth Crypt and all Sandtroopers/Jawa and other sites staff looking for warm weather ''Mi Casa es tu casa'' I owe an e-mail to my good buddy trooper Rai.




    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 6 June 2002 | 19:16 EDT
    Collazo lands in Puerto Rico...
    Sandtroopers own George Collazo has landed safely at his NEW home in Puerto Rico! We look forward to his Star Wars coverage from the "ENCHANTED ISLAND". I will be coming to vacation at your home soon G! I DON'T want you wearing those friggin' speedo's around me though man! Hasta' La Vista...!


    Posted by: Zack | 6 June 2002 | 17:17 EDT
    Trooper Looking for Snowspeeder and TIE Bomber
    Trooper Matt B. is looking for a Crashed Snowspeeder and TIE Bomber. Hopefully some of the troops can help him out. If you can, drop him a line at j.barnoskyjr@att.net Thanks!


    Posted by: Zack | 6 June 2002 | 17:14 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Local Target had two sets of these new deluxe figures. I picked up one of course. If anyone else needs these figures I can go back and hope that they will be there.

    Also wanted to give a shout out to Trooper Eric in Maine. He HOOKED me up with the Crashed Speeder.
    TWoods@associatedbond.com

    **UPDATE** Update to previous report. Local So. Cal. Target had Deluxe Sushi Cook Ani and Rabid Nexu. If any one needs these figs I can go back and hope they have them still.



    Posted by: Count Matchew | 6 June 2002 | 0:27 EDT
    Have you been ripped off by a bad trader!!!
    If the answer is yes then you need to go to this forum for further information to help us mount a case against this perpetrator ... Click Here
    Sandtroopers UNIFY!!!


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 22:46 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Hey Troopers, This is a follow up on Jeffred5’s report of reduced prices on the EP II figs. I checked out my local Target and they had theirs reduced to $4.99. I think it’s safe to assume that the other T’s have reduced theirs as well since they’re so close to each other. Looks like its army building time!
    California Tim


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 22:45 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. This morning at my local Target in (Overland Park, KS) I found the new Deluxe Anakin and the Nexu. The Nexu is really cool- but the Deluxe Anakin (even with the addition of the sliced Geonosian) is really lame- one of the worst Deluxe figures yet. I haven't seen the KB Clonetroopers or Ackley yet- but the search goes on. Have a better one...
    Young George Lucas


    Posted by: Jason | 5 June 2002 | 21:52 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Butter vs. 'I Can't Believe it's not Butter' - Niubniub's Universe has added the Hoth Bacta Tank Medical Center diorama images along with a comparison shot to the corresponding film still. Niubniub challenges you to tell which is which...

    Luke & Tauntaun 12" Prototype - Rebelscum has posted a small gallery of TRU 12" Luke & Tauntaun Prototype images (scheduled for a Fall 2002 release).

    "Meesa back." - The official site has a brand new article called "Learning from JarJar" that explores the iconic phenomenon that is Jar Jar. Ahmed Best recalls the daily grind of being "Zhah Zhah Beenks."

    Episode II Easter Eggs - The new issue of Homing Beacon has been sent and here's a look at some of the hidden objects in AOTC:
  • In an homage to the classic Star Wars misstep, wherein a stormtrooper bangs his head on a low-hanging door, Jango Fett also takes a wallop on the noggin -- complete with sound effect -- as he enters the Slave I after tangling with Obi-Wan.
  • Trundling along the streets of Mos Espa as Anakin and Padm go to meet Watto is none other than R5-D4.
  • The very first shot of Episode II has an homage to another sci-fi classic as the camera tilts up to the crowded orbital traffic of Coruscant. "That shot had been executed in 2001: A Space Odyssey."


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 18:38 EDT
    For your viewing pleasure...
    Good Trooper J. Birney sends in some more pics of his great dioramas for us to take a gander at. This time he gives us a look at a famous wall in Jabba's Palace and a glimpse of what it was like to be on the Tantive IV. Hopefully these images will help inspire some fellow troops to get out there and try their hand at making dioramas..... I'm off to go get some foamcore and spraypaint!



    (Click on pics, to see more images)


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 18:22 EDT
    Trooper Erich Reports:
    Hi, My name is Erich Fritz. I was hoping that some of your readers could help me out. I am a fine artist and wanted to do a Jedi collection. I have a few references for some of the Jedi, but would love to do a collection of about 12 pieces. I'd like to include Plo Koon, Saesee Tinn, Nikto, Kit Fisto, Mace Windu, Yoda, Luminara Unduli, Obi Wan, Anakin, Shak Ti, Barriss Offee, Stass Allie, Ki Adi Mundi and Eeth Koth. I'm trying to do these with lightsaber drawn and lit. I have like I said a few, but would love it if some of you could either recommend sights, e-mail me pictures or even mail me pictures
    if you have them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks you for your time and consideration in this matter. If there is a character that you like and would like a portrait of them I am available to do that if you have reference. I would love to post the picts as I get them done and see what everyone thinks. Let me know. I have attached a sample of my work. It's not my best, but I think it shows what kind of talent I have. Thanks again for your time.
    darkravenef@hotmail.com


    Nice work Erich!


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 17:53 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone Reports:
    I found the Kay Bee Exclusive Red and Yellow Clone Trooper. If intrested, it is cost +shipping.....Also, is saw Ep.2 yesterday for the 6th time i had had a blast , i was the only one in the theather..it was cool!!!........
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jedi Corleone


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 17:50 EDT
    Trooper Joseph Reports:
    Hey there, To start I just wanted to say that this is the best star wars collector site out there and a big thanks goes out to everyone who works on the site as well as all of those fellow collectors who are willing to help each other out. This is what makes collecting fun. Second, I wanted to let everyone know that KB s are starting to get the latest wave. Just today I walked into my local shop and to be honest I was just expecting to see all of the same stuff. But behold!!They had a Chewi, Han, Obi wan starfighter and the latest bespin luke that has unfortunately lost the magnet in the wrist and was replaced with what looks to be just a plastic peg? So if you can go check your local KB and good Luck friends!
    Joseph


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 5 June 2002 | 16:12 EDT
    BAD trader alert...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Those troops engaged in STAR WARS trades on Sandtroopers and other sites, take note! Look at this latest forum thread to get the scoop on a VERY bad seed. COULD save you a bunch O' money...
    Click here: BAD TRADER


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 June 2002 | 11:30 EDT
    Walmart Strikes Back!
    At a local Wal-mart here in Northeast Illinois I uncovered a new shipment of Collection 2 Wave 4 Including Djas, Palpatine, Endor Rebel Soldier and the soon to be Pegwarming Qui-Gonn Jinn. NO Massiff or Orn Free Ta or Han , Chewie or Obi Starfighter. They also had about 8-10 cases and the same of the old stuff (23rd release) that we are all getting sick of seeing. On another note I also recieved a shipping confirmation on the Stormtrooper builer pack via SW Fan Club, so If you ordered one be looking for it. Start hitting Wal-Mart seems they are getting back in the frey! Good Luck Troops and Kick A*# and take names!


    Posted by: vaughn | 5 June 2002 | 8:24 EDT
    The Guys from toyfellas.com write:
    Hello from www.toyfellas.com

    We are giving you the choice to either take 10% all orders $20.00 or more or take $10.00 dollars off all orders $50.00 dollars or more this will last until 06/15/02 (excluding shipping). So stop on by and forget about it.


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 7:15 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    I have only seen this at one Wal-Mart in the Phoenix area, so I don't know how wide spread this is, but all EP II figures were marked down to $4.77, and it was on regular price tags on the pegs. All the figures I saw still had the $5.88 price so I double checked and the $4.77 age said EP II action figures on it. So, get to your local Wal-mart and check it out. I still have not been able to get a "Bloody" Luke yet, can anyone help me. I'll pay a fair price or trade, please let me know if anyone can get up to three (2 are for my Nephews and one is for me. I get the last one) But, I'd be happy to get even one. Thanks, and MTFBWY

    PS I have found several Endor Rebel Troopers but they all have the bearded head, has anyone seen the clean shaven faced variant yet?
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 7:14 EDT
    Trooper Jake Reports:
    Kohl's continues to be a hidden gem. I found the new deluxe Anakin and Nexu at a Kohl's just North of Boston in Medford. There were three of each and they were all in great condition. I left a set if anyone is close by. Get out there and check those Kohl's!!!!
    jake186@attbi.com


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 June 2002 | 0:37 EDT
    AOTC battle droid with insert
    Over at toyzz.com they have one of the more difficult to locate insert variants avialable for a decent price.Take a look. I also found Obi-Wan Starfighter and Han Solo but no Chewy .(Scalps must of beat me there ) They were at my local KB Toys and that is where I've been finding a lot of goodies lately. Good luck Troops Kick A*% and take names.


    Posted by: Jason | 5 June 2002 | 0:36 EDT
    Trooper Carlos from Puerto Rico with an interesting find:
    Saludos from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Just to consult with you the following, I just got an AOTC Carded Count Dooku (Dark Lord) from the SWFan site and was surprised to find that it has a "light-saber handle" loose running around inside the bubble. I mean, it has two light sabers in normal condition and the figure is factory sealed and everything, it just has a THIRD "light-saber handle" running loose inside the bubble. Could this affect the re-sale value of the figure? Is this good or bad? Does it fall into a "rare" or "variation" item? Thanks for your help, Carlos Justiniano - San Juan PR cocusita@caribe.net

    Hey Carlos, this really qualifies as more of a production error than a true variation, but the good news is you gained an extra saber handle (instead of having a missing piece inside). Some folks look for these errors and will pay a bit more than guide price for them; and we know that dealers boast these as rare collectibles. So, all in all, you have a good talk piece and something that may command a higher price. - J.
    P.S. - Carlos, our own Admiral George Collazo is stranded at the Airport in San Juan as we speak! Do him a favor and give the man a ride home!



    Posted by: Zack | 5 June 2002 | 0:11 EDT
    Trooper California Tim Reports:
    Well another week has passed by and nothing new. I do have a question I want to throw out to you all. I’ve noticed a lot of discussion about Zam and the two differences in the packaging. Is there one that is more common than the other or does it seem that distribution of both has been equal? I find in the Bay Area (SF, Ca.) that most stores are stocked about equally. I’ve also noticed that OWKenobi, Coruscant Chase, is getting to be very difficult to find. Not that I need him anymore but when I wanted another one I had a heck of a time finding him. Anywho, back to Zam, LMK what you think. MTFBWY’all
    awingace@msn.com


    Posted by: Jason | 5 June 2002 | 0:10 EDT
    New Collection 2 REVIEWS Here at SANDTROOPERS.com

    Tonight, Spice and I are featuring the New Collection 2, Wave 4 : Massiff, Endor Rebel Soldier, Orn Free Taa and Qui-Gon Jinn. Some good insights, all-out bashing and nice new photos from General Vaughn make it another "must-see." So take your own opinions with you and listen to the bashing of at least one of these figures (I'll let you guess which one) and the usual reviewery! Deluxe Wave 2 (Nexu and Anakin) are next on the plate for this weekend as well. Click here to see the reviews and images of the Collection 1, Wave 4 series (Vader, Luke, Mace & Jango) and here for the brand-new Reviews of the latest Collection 2 pieces. - J.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 4 June 2002 | 22:33 EDT
    "Turn around you woolley..."
    ALL the latest figures at Brian's Toys!




    Posted by: Zack | 4 June 2002 | 21:02 EDT
    News from KEBco Toys:
    Check out KEBco Toys - the new 7" inch Unleashed figures are now In-Stock for Jango/Boba Fett and Darth Maul for only $16.99 each

    FREE shipping has been extended until June 14th, 2002 on all EP2 In-Stock items when buying 6 or more items


    Posted by: Zack | 4 June 2002 | 20:56 EDT
    Trooper Jay Reports:
    I found the TRU AT-ST toy, and it is beautiful!! Now we need another SSD.. Anyway, I have a few AT-ST's for trade/cost + shipping. I am looking for the new deluxes, or some of the new non AotC toys (Vader, Endor, ect.) So email me with an offer! Also, I have recently seen Dexter figures with no sticker, I guess they took the word 'pipe' off the little cardboard insert on the new ones.
    Jay


    Posted by: vaughn | 4 June 2002 | 20:08 EDT
    Jim from Federation Toys writes:
    We now carry the complete line of MASTER REPLICAS, they are very limited so any of your readers that are interested let us know you sent them and they will save 5%. We can get them all. Prices are on our MASTER REPLICAS PAGE just click the logo link. Hans Blaster is the Hardest one we have a few left. We also have new SAGA figures this week we will have them. BESPIN VADER, BESPIN Luke, JANGO FETT final duel, Mace Windu, Endor Trooper, Qui-Gon Jinn, Djas Puhr, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Orn Free Taa, Massiff with geonosian warrior, and more Dookus and Yodas on the way. As always the best prices $7.00 each. Thanks have a great day. We have more new items on the way like the new Deluxe and Beasts and Republic gun ship. May the force be with you all!


    Posted by: Zack | 4 June 2002 | 17:15 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador Reports:
    I saw that picture of the headless Jango. Could anybody help me get that figure. I'm sure we can work out a fair trade or price.
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Zack | 4 June 2002 | 17:13 EDT
    Trooper RePo ZeSoR Reports:
    Anyone that has a Luke Bespin, Massif, or Orn Free Ta to trade... I have got Count Dooku & Qui-Gonn to trade for these.
    RePo ZeSoR


    Posted by: Zack | 4 June 2002 | 17:10 EDT
    Trooper EriK Reports:
    Hey troopers, On a little excursion to the Holyoke Mall, I had a chance to go into Toys-r-Us, mainly because i haven't been to one in a couple of months. At 3:30(ish) on Saturday there were a buttload of the Bespin Duo, Endor Man, and the Royal Guard. Like a good puppy dog, i picked up just a couple of sets o' the Bespin family, if anybody needs them. Sorry no blood. Amazing tho', that it was that late in the day and there were still plenty to go. ALSO, many 12" Mace Windus, at least 8. One of the stock people told me that no one's buying him. Hello! Everyone was crying when he was released the first time and no one could find him. Now that he's out again, no one cares? Oddness abounds. I also picked up the new AOTC video crazyness for my Game Boy Advance. Its really not to bad, but then i think I'm the only one that liked Jedi Power Battles. Its just something to play, folks. The graphics for the new game are pretty great. The background scenery is just to die for. The inbetween level shots are pictures from the movie. And let me tell you, those pictures are crisp. Amazing that something that little can produce graphics like that and fun-ness to boot. I just wish i could use my own music. Imagine if you will, walking as Obi-wan on Geonosis, lightsaber at the ready, and hearing The Heretic Anthem by Slipknot. AHHHHHH. Slice-n-dice.

    Oh yeah, my wife dug something out of hiding that a few of you might be interested in. Geez i even forgot i had the thing. Do any of you remember the Star Wars Trilogy box set that came out in 1992. The one that came in a LARGE cobalt blue box with a hologram on the front, that also came with the abridged copy of the George Lucas Creative Impulse book. I don't know if partting with it is a good idea. BUT if someone wants to trade me a couple of specific things for it, it might be possible to give it a new home. Hell i forgot i had the thing. The things i want are 2 Target x-clusives. I watched the videos and they are in great condition. Its all complete folks. Get ahold of me if it interests you.
    EriK from Northampton


    Posted by: Jason | 4 June 2002 | 11:59 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Stormtrooper Fan Club set arrives - ArtoosNews reports the Fan Club exclusive arriving in mailboxes now and have included a photo of the mailer boxes for your reference.

    More answers regarding Imperial vehicle development - JediNet has updated the feature talked about here yesterday. Rothana is a subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards, read the update here. Also an article on Anthony Daniels charging $35 for autographs.

    The other face - Pictures of both Endor soldier head variant figures at 4-INCHES (click on the Preview Updates news item link).

    C o n t e s t B r e a k d o w n r e a k d o w n e a k d o w n a k d o w n k d o w n d o w n
  • ArtoosNews is having a drawing for a free Deluxe Nexu and Anakin set on non-mint cards. See their news article for June 2nd on their main page and send them an email as instructed.
  • Win Star Wars books, audios, soundtrack & games! Subscribe now and receive the latest news on Star Wars books & a chance to win a Star Wars Gift package, retail value over $245!
  • Giveaway for a Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter! To enter simply email contest@toyfellas.com with your name, address and email address, but please enter once.
  • A brand-new Diorama-rama image at theJawa.com as well for a chance to win a MOMC AOTC Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master), ends 6/8.
  • Win a custom Star Wars figure compliments of the Cartoon network. The figure will be a custom - of YOU!
  • A new weekly giveaway at Pegwarmer, this time for a set of Zam Wesell figures (Sneak Preview and Saga AOTC carded), ends 6/7.
  • Enter to win an AOTC soundtrack CD at Empire Online!
  • Post on AmericanDreamComics' forums between now and June 30th and your name will be entered into a drawing awarding a $100.00 store credit at Sandtroopers.com's sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Head over to BBTS right now and browse around to see what items you'd choose - plenty of HTF Episode II figures in stock, new Takara Transformers, MEGATRON mega-PVC and much more!!
  • PowerCollectibles.net Enter to win a pair of unopened POTF2 12" exclusive creature sets including the Wampa with Hoth Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun with Hoth Han Solo, ends 6/15.
  • TheBothan Spy is giving away a POTJ Jedi Starfighter with the help of John's Toys!
  • Yahoo/Wal*Mart Contest - Win a home entertainment system or Star Wars toys!
  • Suncoast Ultimate C2 contest has over 70 prize packages up for grabs! Take the daily quiz for even more chances to win!
  • This is the giveaway that you've all been waiting for! Post in the JundlandWastes.com forums between now and midnight Saturday, June 15th for a chance to win a Celebration II exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure.
    Jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 4 June 2002 | 11:39 EDT
    New Figure REVIEWS Here at SANDTROOPERS.com
    Tonight we will be featuring the New Collection 2, Wave 4 : Massiff, Endor Rebel, Orn Free Taa and Qui-Gon. Some good insights, inane banter, immature arguments and nice new photos from General Vaughn make it a "must-see." So take your own opinions with you and listen to the bashing of at least one of these figures (I'll let you guess which one) and the usual reviewery! Check them out! And stick with us, because Deluxe Wave 2 (Nexu and Anakin) are next on the plate for this week as well. Click here to see the reviews and images of the Collection 1, Wave 4 series (Vader, Luke, Mace & Jango)- J.


    Posted by: Jason | 4 June 2002 | 11:32 EDT
    Update on New Arrivals & Pre-Orders from

    Hi, Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about some new arrivals.
  • STAR WARS - We still have sets and indivual figures of the Collection 2, Wave 4 series (Orn Free Taa, Qui-Gon, Endor Soldier and Massiff).
  • MICROMASTER SIXLINER - We've received the import exclusive Sixliner Micromaster - Train Gestault. Its a great looking figure constructed of the same strong plastic used in the other re-issues not the softer PVC plastic) Each box contains 12 small figures - enough to create 2 full sets of Sixliner - for $46.99.
  • ACT 7 PVC TRNSFORMERS - Act 7 has arrived and is in stock for $59.99 per box of 12.
  • SIXSHOT & SCOURGE- We have restocked re-issue Sixshot (on the TF & PVC menu), and also received some of the RID Scourge (on the RID menu).
  • SOUL OF CHOGOKIN - GX-08 APHRODAI A is in stock for $36.99, Mazinger Z is also in stock as well as some other Soul of Chogokin items.
  • BANDAI MACROSS BROWN VF-1A - The latest Bandai valk has arrived - a great looking figure - $74.99. Many other Macross figures in stock.
  • GUNDAM FIX 0006 - We've restocked this popular figure from the FIX Series.
  • BLUE BOX - We've restocked Cutie Honey, Shadow, Ebony, Night Ops 'Owl' S.A.S 'Clark' and other Blue Box items.
    Thanks for your interest and take look at www.bigbadtoystore.com to see the new items. Thanks! Joel Boblit - www.bigbadtoystore.com

    I received my Deluxe Nexu & Anakin in just a couple days from BigBad and the care taken in packaging this stuff is phenomenal - Thanks Joel! - J.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 4 June 2002 | 11:21 EDT
    Goodies for Breakfast...
    Hey troopers wasssssuuup...Just wanted you guys and ladies to know that I was looking at a box of my kid's Cinnamon Toast Crunch and they have a cool offer for a bowl and cup set of "The Dark Side" or "The Force" for only $6.99 a set...Also it comes with a FREE kids movie ticket...How cool is that...So I went to the General Mills site and they have a ton of cool offers for Star Wars stuff...Check it out here General Mills... Peace


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 4 June 2002 | 10:38 EDT
    Follow up on Star Tours Figures
    Trooper Cyril in Paris, France brought this to my attention: Hi trooper, These figures will be the Disney parks exclusive Star Tour theme action figures planned for the end of august. Here in Paris we have the listing below. I am not sure these figures will be packed in POTJ blisters. www.sicqnus.com
    Disney & EuroDisney "Star Tour" (parc de loisirs) exclusive figures :
    26.08.2001 R2-A6 (Astromech Droid) Star Tours Theme Park
    26.08.2001 MAX (Star Speeder 3000 Pilot) Star Tours Theme Park
    26.08.2001 "repair unit droids" Star Tours Theme Park
    26.08.2001 Star Tours Droid #4 Star Tours Theme Park
    26.08.2001 Star Tours Droid #5 Star Tours Theme Park
    26.08.2001 Star Tours Droid #6 Star Tours Theme Park
    His Picture link didn't work but I felt this to be somewhat valuable info for all of us thinking our POTJ collection was complete.


    Posted by: Bill | 4 June 2002 | 10:28 EDT
    Another Holocron!
    Hello Troopers, Bill and Cheryl here again just want to announce that the Icons Vader and Luke's Lightsaber are up now on The Holocron Sith channel 9. We will also be putting up pictures this week of a Vintage Empire Strikes Back 3 3/4" six pack. So keep checking back.
    SITH CHANNEL 9



    Posted by: Steve | 4 June 2002 | 8:54 EDT
    New Deluxe Wave
    Hey Troops, I received the deluxe Anakin and Nexu yesterday. I got them from Kebco, so I don't know if they have hit Michigan yet. Inside the package they are both really cool, once I opened them the Nexu was still cool, however the Anakin was pretty lame. He has terrible articulation and his lightsaber slashing action is pathetic. He is supposed to be able to slice up the Geonosian warrior that comes with him, but mine sure won't slice up. I have to take it apart. The Geonosian is definitely the gem in this package. He slices up into three separate pieces and you can even see entrails, quite a bit of detail for a "kid's" toy. The Nexu is really cool. I was making it roar at our cats yesterday and they wanted to have absolutely nothing to do with it, I guess it is pretty scarey. Anyway, unless you are a completist or want a sliced up Geonosian for your diorama's I would recommend the Nexu, but not the Anakin, other than Jango, Anakin has been the worst of the deluxe line.

    Also, I have the following carded saga figures if anyone wants them: Dexter w/out insert, Clone Trooper, Geonosian Warrior, Qui-Gon and Orn Free Taa. I'll accept cash or trade. Let me know.


    Posted by: Zack | 3 June 2002 | 23:41 EDT
    Trooper JeffRed5 Reports:
    On a trip to Detroit Recently I picked up several Count Dooku figures
    if anyone needs one let me know. Like a good Troopers, I'm only asking cost plus shipping or trade. I really need Three "Bloody" Lukes for Two Nephews that I promised them to, and my self. If anyone can help please E-mail me. Thanks and MTFBWY,
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Spiceowan | 3 June 2002 | 23:37 EDT
    Power of the Jedi Incomplete?!?
    Troopers, I uncovered an article at Yakface.com that has details of a POTJ Captain Rex figure! I thought the collection was done. There is also a shot of a carded one in the background.Here's a shot of it You can't really see the thing in the small picture but it does force one to ask the question, "Did Hasbro pull a fast one on us again ?" I am not sure if that's the figure in the little kids hands but I am fairly certain that is an unreleased figure in the background. Troops you decide.


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 3 June 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    REBELSCUM.COM temporarily down for maintenance:
    This just in from Mike at RS:
    Rebelscum will be down this afternoon until tomorrow Tuesday around noon while we transfer our servers to a new host. Rebelscum email, NiubNiub's, and Custom Alliance will also be unavailable...



    Posted by: Jason | 3 June 2002 | 22:41 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    Jango Spoiler Error Variant - A photo of the latest Jango - Final Battle error: a headless horsemen as it were, at SirSteve's.

    From the head to the dent - A tidbit on how Jango's helmet got the old noggin dent on it at TheForce.net.

    AOTC earnings not to match up to TPM - CNN's box office reports on the logistics of these two Prequel blockbusters and why E2 won't be able to beat E1 in earnings, article from theForce.net.

    A grand army... of vehicles - JediNet builds upon the recent Databank additions at the Official site to explore the inception and evolution of the Republic and Imperial ships , including the AT-AT and the much-maligned Imperial-Class Star Destroyers from Kuat Drive Yards.

    An 'interesting' question? - Shouldn't Owen Lars be 10 years old in Episode 2? - This question is posed in the "Ask the Jedi Council" FAQ pages.

    New Contest for 6/3 : - ArtoosNews is having a drawing for a free Deluxe Nexu and Anakin set on non-mint cards. See their news article for June 2nd on their main page and send them an email as instructed.
    See yesterday's News from Around the Web for all the other latest chances (including a $100 spree at BigBadToyStore.com) and don't forget our own contest for a Jorg Sacul.


    Posted by: Bill | 3 June 2002 | 17:53 EDT
    AOTC TCG.
    Hey Troops
    ObiWanJay here, anyone who's into the new Star Wars TCG from Wizards of the Coast know that Game Keeper In Parmatown Mall Ohio is holding weakly tournments on Tuesday's from 6-9pm, and league games are on Saturday's from 3-7pm. I'm finally glad these stores that sell the games have decided to support them with in store play.(it also helps that Game Keeper is owned by WOC). Hope to see you there.

    ObiwanJay


    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 3 June 2002 | 15:21 EDT
    NOT Star Wars, but SUPER COOL!
    Ok troops, before Star Wars..there were Micronauts! I loved these things and hopefully there are those troopers out there that are old enough to remember these GREAT toys! They are coming out again!

    "The reproduction first series of Micronauts is set to be released this summer. As a little sneak peek, here is a look at the packaging mock-up blister card for Series One. It has some cool stuff. A multi-leveled blister, which you can't see in the mock-up and a nifty clip-out filecard on the back featuring brand new packaging artwork by the extremely popular and talented artist Dave Dorman..."


    Palisades Toys-INFO here

    Pre-order from BIG BAD TOY STORE HERE!


    Posted by: vaughn | 3 June 2002 | 9:06 EDT
    Updated Variations guide at TBS
    Hey Troops,

    My buddy Ishi Tib from The Bothan Spy wanted me to let you know that he's updated his variations guide. Ishi has assembled one of the most complete variations guides out there. Check out the latest stuff HERE


    Posted by: Zack | 3 June 2002 | 8:06 EDT
    Trooper Lee Reports:
    Lee here, found a whole squadron of T.I.E. Bombers today at SWM. I will be happy to get as many troops hooked up with one as I can for cost + shipping. Also saw 4 of the Crashed Snow Speeders. Thats it for this blip.
    Leonpeake@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 June 2002 | 8:04 EDT
    Trooper Ham Yoyo Reports:
    Whats up...........
    Britt here....Hammy...
    just for the heck of it, I grabbed 2 Yoda ,1 Dooku, and 1 Trooper with no dots on the chest sticker....I'd love to trade for any new figure past the Mace wave..ie..Massiff, Orn, Das. Chewie, han... etc...just seeing if someone may need a fig thats been out for awhile for a figure I do not have...
    HamYoyo1@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 3 June 2002 | 8:02 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador Reports:
    I'm only 13, so a lot of good things came before me. Ewoks, Ewoks and the battle for Endor, the 1978 holiday special, the Droids cartoons and the Ewoks cartoons. Most of this has not been released on VHS/DVD. If someone could help me find these or a recording of the unreleased, I would like it very much. Thank you.
    monkeyambassador@yahoo.com


    Posted by: Jason | 2 June 2002 | 22:06 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    "You have to be at least 21 for the 10:00; it gets a little blue" - Until the next error anyway. This Jango has NO silver on the lower helmet - see SirSteve's.

    Everything you have and soon will have - Artoos has put together a very comprehensive AOTC/SAGA Action figure checklist that doubles as a portal to their visual guides - take a look at both here (also includes a 12" version)!

    "Look Sir, Droids." - Remember the Droids cartoon series? I'm lucky enough to have always lived on the US/Canada border so I saw all these when I was nine. Anyway, theForce.net brings back those dormant memories with their article on references to The Droids cartoon in both Episodes II and I.

    "Man of a thousand (or so) faces" - An updated Silas "Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mudi, Lott Dod" Carson article/interview at StarWars.com - definitely worth checking out - cool pics of all the characters!

    "Hokey religions are no match for a blaster at your side" - Great updates today at Jedinet.com including: real practicing Jedi Knights in Britain; Nebraska's farms may resemble Luke Skywalker's native Tatooine sooner than we think; and costumes and Star Wars fans. Click here for all articles.

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    Posted by: Spiceowan | 2 June 2002 | 18:04 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Fellow Troopers: I discovered some more gems today on E-Bay. Once again please take note that some of these items may or may not be authentic. Simply cool to look at and not sanctioned by Sandtroopers.com or E-Bay. In other words let the buyer beware!
    Early Bird Set Nice to see the true originals.
    Ewoks Fire Cart Don't know of any collectors with one of these let alone boxed.
    Look out a custom
    Boba is still the man and some of you know you always wanted one of these custom or not.
    Anakins Podracer for real! Take out that second mortage Troops
    Look out he's holding a ... another custom worth a look. Not near as good as the previous one.
    That's all for now Troops. However on my weekend sweeps I found a Tri-Logo Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset that I'd like to sell at cost or trade. I also have two POTJ B-Wing fighters for the same deal. Cost or trade. Happy Hunting Troops and good luck to all. spiceowan@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Zack | 2 June 2002 | 10:32 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 Reports:
    I just wanted to let all Phoenix area Troopers know that the TRU on Camelback near 7th street has a S__T load of the Boshek wave from the POTJ line (Boshek, Teebo, R4-M9). They are not with all the EP II AOTC stuff. They are in the back of the store in the action figures isle where the Star Wars stuff used to be. A conservative estimate would be 100 of each. Any Troopers needing these figures and not in the Phoenix, AZ area can E-mail me and I will try to help you out. I am looking for Three "Bloody Stump" Bespin Lukes for my 6 & 8 year old nephews that I got into Star Wars and my self. If you can't get three I'll take whatever you can get and the first two will go to them since I promised them I would get them one each, before I found out how hard to find they are. Thanks and MTFBWY
    Jeffred5@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 22:55 EDT
    Trooper Young George Lucas Reports:
    Hey, folks. Would anyone like a Djas Puhr? I'll sell him for $9.00 shipped. He's in C-9+ condition- but one of those "blast effects" from his gun is loose in the package. I would be willing to trade for a pair of Hagar slacks. You decide.

    Also- Does anybody collect those new "STAR WARS" Star-Pics from packages of Cracker Jacks or Lays Potato Chips? I've got five or six duplicates (Mace, Yoda, droids, etc.) that I'd trade for just 1 Anakin (blue colored if you've got it).
    Young George Lucas


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 22:54 EDT
    Trooper Eric Reports:
    Greetings, I just want to thank Tyler Bedard for hooking me up with the Canadian Clone Trooper helmet and Kellogg's Cereal! I met Vaughn at CII and now I worked a buy from Tyler and I just have to say you guys rock! Keep up the great work!
    "E"


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 22:52 EDT
    Trooper Jeff Reports:
    Hi Troops I have a couple extra things in case anyone wants them. I have a Dexter with insert with a bad hanger crease, would be good for somebody who opens. I also have a POTJ carded Aurra Sing in great shape. These are at cost plus shipping or if somebody wants to trade for a bloody Luke that's the only figure I need. I also have a vintage carded C9 unpunched POTF wicket for $90. Shipping and Star Case are included. Please let me know if interested. Thanks!
    butikoferj@hotmail.com


    Posted by: Jason | 1 June 2002 | 20:04 EDT
    Daily News from Around the Web... by J.
    New figure images - Thanks to Yakface and TheJawa for these leads to images over at the official site for late Summer SAGA figure releases. They are: Clone Trooper-Republic Gunship Pilot, Destroyer Droid-Arena Battle, Jango Fett-Slave I Pilot, Lott Dodd-Neimoidian Senator, Tusken Raider with Massiff, Watto-Mos Espa Junk Dealer.

    Newest figures hitting retail - SirSteve's reports with the latest Collection 1 Saga figures showing up at retail (this time in San Diego, CA), the staggering case breakdown is: 2x Obi-Wan (Jedi Starfighter Pilot), 1x Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture), 1x Han Solo (Endor Raid), 2x of each of the Bespin wave (Luke, Vader, Jango, Mace).

    Luke with Landspeeder latest info - ADC.com has the latest information about this TRU-exclusive set , including price-point and SKU.

    More updates on FAO shuttle - See the main page at Artoosnews for some news on the FAO-exclusive; interesting...

    Kamino image gallery and background - StarWars.com has a large image gallery of AOTC screen grabs set in the Star Wars Universe's own version of Seattle. Lots of film stills and background information on the City on stilts. Also learn just what a parsec is!

    N e w e s t C o n t e s t :
  • A new weekly giveaway at Pegwarmer, this time for a set of Zam Wesell figures (Sneak Preview and Saga AOTC carded), ends 6/7.

    A new contest breakdown will be shown here tomorow to capture the latest June giveaways around the World Wide Web.
    P.S. thanks DSD and Romba at DeathStarPlans.com for the toned-down and accurate depiction of yours truly in their Talk Show theater feature - you guys rock! - J.
    jason@sandtroopers.com


    Posted by: Jason | 1 June 2002 | 19:38 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan (Jedi Starfighter Pilot) reports:
    Allentown, PA... Heres some news, I found the new 12 inch troopers at KB red & yellowy. Maybe I'm crazy or maybe it's the salt water in my veins but I like the 12 inch troopers! I think they might grow into something cool, like Stormtroopers! debalus@att.net
    I want to take time out to thank Lex-Wan for all the recent outstanding hook-ups - Flanders would be proud of you bro! - J.


    Posted by: vaughn | 1 June 2002 | 17:02 EDT
    Funny Conan skit...
    Hey Troops,

    My buddy Sandtrooper Alexander sent me this link... Lots of bad stereotypes about sw fans and stuff, but damn funny... check it out here


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 16:52 EDT
    Trooper Tim Reports:
    Is it just me or does it look like the Endor Rebel Trooper is carring a Light Saber Hilt? If you look closely at the picture of the soldier on the blister it looks like he has a Saber Hilt in his Right Hand. (left as you look at it.) Any comments from the hard core.
    Tim


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 16:45 EDT
    Trooper ObiWanJay Reports:
    Hay troops,
    ObiWanJay here just wanted to let everyone in the cleveland OH area know that this sunday June 2 from 10-4 there will be a comicbook show in Wickliffe. i attend most of these (one every other month) so i'll let you know that there hasn't been too many star wars figures there recently. the dealers that do have them usually want $10-$15, but its usually newer stuff(less than a month old). However if you want comics this is the place to be.

    admission is $2. Here's the address:
    Knights of Columbus Hall
    29101 Euclid ave
    Wickliffe Oh
    (1/2 mile off east I90 & exit 186)
    OBIWAN316@aol.com


    Posted by: Zack | 1 June 2002 | 16:37 EDT
    Trooper Frank Reports:
    HEY EVERYONE! I was wondering if any of the great fans out there would be interested in doing a trade with me. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to BRITT & JAY for being SO NICE to trade with!!

    Stuff i'm looking for: (IN MINT PACKAGING )
    COUNT DOOKU
    LUKE BESPIN DUEL (bloody hand version )
    DEXTER JETTSTER (with background card )
    R2-D2 (with background card and R3-T7 leg type) (DOES THIS EXIST?!)
    YODA (prefer one with letters "TM" missing, but regular version O.K.)
    LUMINARA UNDULI (with NO stickers, or only 1, covering word(s))
    CLONE TROOPER (with NO red dots, or MORE / LESS than 4, on chest)
    TIE BOMBER
    CRASHED SNOWSPEEDER

    Figures i have for trade:
    CHANCELLOR PALPATINE
    DJAS PUHR
    MASSIF
    ORN FREE TAA
    ZAM WESELL (with face-reveal mask label)
    MACE WINDU
    PADME' AMIDALA (with nice size mole on cheek)
    GEONOSIAN WARRIOR (with background card)

    And if anyone needs an ENDOR REBEL SOLDIER, QUI-GON JINN, KAY -BEE RED OR YELLOW CLONETROPER, let me know. I have seen a few of these in my area. I would go out and buy any of these items to TRADE for the stuff i'm looking for.
    fbljr1@juno.com


    Posted by: Bill | 1 June 2002 | 16:26 EDT
    New Holocron's Finally!
    Hey Troops. Well, I think Cheryl and I are back on track now with the Holocron. We have the Revenge of the Jedi poster up NOW and a bunch of other good stuff coming. Next up is the Luke and Vader Icons sabers and an Empire Strike Back 3 3/4" Six pack. Check back tomorrow for the new stuff on Sith channel 9.


    Posted by: Count Matchew | 1 June 2002 | 12:23 EDT
    Have a great laugh on us....
    You gotta roll on over to Death Star Plans and watch the show...It's the funniest thing since "The Breakfast Club"...I've only been here a short time but it's a pretty good rendition of the guy's here...We like to have fun at this site and I think it shows.

    P.S. Does anyone want to trade a "Toy Fair Vader for some FRIED CHICKEN"?


    Posted by: vaughn | 1 June 2002 | 11:39 EDT
    New DSP talkshow!
    Hey Troops,

    Our friends from Deathstarplans have posted the latest episode of their talk show. Each week Death Star Droid and Romba79 host a talk show where they interview guests from other star wars websites, much like Letterman, Leno, or...Springer. This week's guests are Zack, J., Darth Crypt, and I. Head on over and see what kind of trouble we cause! (thanks DSD and Coheteboy)




    Posted by: vaughn | 1 June 2002 | 2:10 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Corleone reports:
    This is a last call on the Qui-Gon wave, if nobody wants, i'm gonna return them to Target.....Cost +shipping.....Jedi Corleone

    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    STEVESOPRANO@aol.com