|Dateline: And to all you hater-aids “Darthvraider helloing in from the San Fernando Valley, Hoping June gloom runs into July so we can avoid the scorching heat as much as possible! Well Troops just hitting the turbo thrusters today and finally came across a fresh case of Unleashed Leia's. I have to say that it is really getting worse keeping up with the Unleashed line due to store/ebayer employees. I have hit Glendale, Burbank, Woodland Hills, Porter Ranch, Van Nuys, and Valencia, and let me tell you it isn?t a joke. I have tracked shipments, made numerous calls were Unleashed are a plenty.... only to come up empty handed, well that all changed with today?s Van Nuys shipment (wont get into detail). I have an extra slave Leia for trade of a Unleashed Vader, 12-inch Black Travel gown Amidala, or in need of 12-inch Boss Nass, or EI electronic C-3P0 -email your trades!|
And to all you hater-aids.... a BIG SHOUT OUT TO WHISKEY DOM for hooking up Unleashed red clone, and Tyrannus! United We Find! The REAL Troopers do anyways!”
|Boba Fett $9.99|
Cloud Car Pilot $7.99
Leia (Bespin) $7.99
|Obi-Wan Kenobi(A New Hope) $7.99|
R2-D2 (A New Hope) $7.99
Forget About It!
|Dateline: Nothing New on the Pegs or Shelves “Well it has been a while since I reported in from the middle of the big hot, humid state. And it?s been a while for good reason, nothing new on the pegs or shelves here in quite some time. Everyone is keeping the same inventory as they have had for about 1 month or more. The only place getting anything new is TRU. They have put out some of the Unleashed wave of Repack Leia & Obi. Not much else anywhere else. I was able to pick up an Ultra Set for $2.98 at my local Target. They have so many HOF figures that they may never see anything else, unless it?s more cartoon figures. Wal-Mart is not even in the game right now. So, as you can see, still no OTC sightings of anything. Maybe some day soon? But right now, I am not holding my breath. At least I am able to save up for when it all hits! (Let?s hope anyway). Hunt'em down troops!”|
|The Uninvited. This new Wasted Lands tale is created by Dave Dorman, authored by Del Stone Jr., winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Foster. For those of you looking for a great new Sci-Fi novel other than Star Wars this may be worth a read. If you have an Adobe Reader, click here if you would like to read a sample of the book. For more info, including how to obtain a signed copy visit dormanart.com today!|
|New this Week:|
OTC Darth Vader's TIE Fighter with Exclusive Darth Vader figure
Pre-Order (Deadline July 26th):
Jawa Sandcrawler ? Exclusive
Clone ARC Trooper Maquette
Heritage Topps Trading Card Box - Vintage Style
Bust-Up Series 2 - Case of 24
Power of the Jedi:
Tan Vested Luke Jedi Knight
Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper outfit
Jawa ? 2 pack
Long saber Vader, Luke and Obi-Wan
|Pre-order the Jawa Sandcrawler and much more this month. The Jawa Sandcrawler is a Diamond Comic EXCLUSIVE. Only those companies with contacts with Diamond can offer you this item. We have added some older orange carded, green carded, freeze frame, and green hologram merchandise to our web site. |
If you order $100.00 or more of Power of the Jedi, Power of the Force, or Episode 1 action figures we will give you free shipping until July 2nd, 2004. The free shipping will be deducted upon processing of the order since some items may sale out by the time we process your order. Your shipping address must be within the continental U.S.A. to qualify for the free shipping.
|Meijers: (Grandville, Holland, Eastern, Cascade, Lowell)|
“Not much here. While Meijers has been the source of all that is good in West Michigan, they are falling short. Definitely no signs of OTC. A few of the Executor wave and Generals wave appearing every once in a while. Still a bunch of Hoth Troopers, Dodonna's, Hoth Luke, and R1-G4. The Lowell Meijers (which I found by accident) supplied me with the Death Star Clash Vader and the C-3PO. Did find a bunch of the newer Heroes of Cybetron PVC's at the Eastern Ave "Spooky" Meijers. Omega Supreme, Megatron w/Laserbeak and Devastator rock!”
Target: (Holland, Alpine)
“Nothing. I found the General Riekkan for $5 and that's about it. Mostly flooded with Cartoon Dooku and Barriss Offee. They had a few other Ultra figs for $5 as well. Pretty much the same as Meijers too.”
Toys R Us: (Holland, Grand Rapids)
“Found a lot more of the Executor wave in Grand Rapids. The Holland one has had a lot of repeats.Holland TRU has supplied me with a few of the green trooper 3-packs....savings have been passed on to a few troopers. Also had a Jedi 3-pack if anyone's interested in a trade. They did receive in a huge lot of Episode II preview figs. Amazingly, the Zam Wessels seemed to go first. Been checking for the new OTC Vader TIE, but nothing yet. Good selection in all here if you missed some of the earlier figs.”
Wal-Mart: (Holland, Grandville)
“Bunch of Rappertunies. Also had a bunch of Hoth Troopers, Hoth Luke, Dodonna's, and R1-G4. Very little optimism in seeing anything OTC here.
All in all, with West Michigan's selection, I'm thinking of doing the ultimate diorama. This will make the AOTC battle look wimpy! Picture this.....three great armies converging on one another. It'll be R!-G4's versus Hoth Rebel Troopers versus General Dodonnas! Any calls on who'll win? Still looking for a bunch or ARC troopers, a POTF Y-wing, vintage Y-wing and a bunch of TIE pilots...maybe even some TIE armor/helmet to join the 501st. Hook a trooper up!”
|S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier, dustrho and I made our way to St. Charles, IL. to check out the semi-annual Kane County Toy Show. It was a strange occurance, in the mid 70's and a clear day. We got to the show late, however to our surprise there was still a decent amount of collectibles to inspect. The dust was a little strong but what Sandtrooper can't handle a little dust? While many of the vendors were the same from the spring, the inventory they had to offer was new. It was also fun to storm the grounds with one of our own, if for nothing else to get another point of view on a good deal! Unite, and take the good fight to the local events in your area, and let them know the Sandtrooper Army is growing stronger. There is more than one way to dirty the toes of your boots. Another great aspect of this event is every dealer is on the haggle, and most the time if you are as crafty as dustrho you can beat them down five dollars or so. View the coverage of this event and Keep on Troopin'!|
|“Hey, folks. Not a whole lot of new stuff here in the Kansas City area. TR'U did get in the Original Trilogy Collection Darth Vader TIE Fighter. The packaging looks very cool---but why did they package that 1990's He-Man-ish Vader figure with it. That figure is lame---period. They couldn't modify one of the more recent Darth Vader resculpts to have him fit in the cockpit? If they had a decent Vader figure to go with his TIE Fighter in the cool new retro packaging, now that would have been home run! They olso had the OTC X-Wing, but it looks a little goofy compared to the X-Wing they re-did (which TR'U also had in the Saga packaging). Have a better one. Only 326 days 'til THE GREATEST SPACE FANTASY OF ALL!”|
|“We've found the complete Madine wave up here, bringing our Canadian total to 20 out of the 21 Saga figures for 2004 found at retail. Scattered reports of the last 3 new Ultra figures (Ewok, Jabba, Denizens - not new to you guys) at selected TRU stores, but they haven't made wide release yet so many of us are still looking. The TRU exclusive OTC Darth's TIE has shown up, as has the Carkoon 4 pack - both in good numbers - but they haven't yet struck me as worth the money. "If I wanted POTF2, I'd buy POTF2!", so to speak. No sign of any OTC basics up here yet of course. Good luck with the hunt troops, and as always - if you find an R1G4, hook up a Canadian brother!”|
|Action-HQ will have the new Star Wars 2004 OTC Millenium Falcon next Friday! Bringing the best to you first, Transformers: Set of 5 Micron Booster Ver 2 Wave 3, Superlink Grand Convoy PKS-01 Model Kit & Set of 6 20th Ann History Collection Figures! At last shipping on Monday 28th are Alternator Hound & SilverStreak! Can't afford the Japanese die-cast BinalTech version or just want both? Plus Blythe, Evangelion, Onishuma and more!|
|“Nothing new in Central Texas, just a bunch of old figs hanging on the pegs, but I did see 2 new OTC Lightsabers at the Killeen Wal-Mart, nice packaging. But that is it, nothing else going on. At TRU.com, they have dropped the price of the Red Leader X-Wing down to $19.98! Wait for it; stay on target, it might come down some more! That's all from Central Texas, starfox signing out.”|
|There's a nice documentary about artist Joe Corroney over at the Official Site. Joe has done artwork for various Star Wars expanded universe book titles and for roleplaying games. His resume also includes artwork he had done for Lucasfilm. Read more about him and his accomplishments here.|
|Dateline: I Ran into a Couple of Scalpers Yesterday ... Then I Threw it into Reverse and Finished the Job! “It's gotten warmer here in MN and the toy aisles have been thawing (at 1 store at least) ...|
Toys R Us: “When a horse is no longer useful, if it breaks a leg, you shoot it right? Well, it's about time to take Toys R Us out to a grassy field and put 2 in the back of the head. I visit the TRU a couple miles from my house twice a week, and you know what changes? NOTHING! Need an Episode 2 figures that went in the clearance bins 2 YEARS ago at Target and wanna pay full price? TRU. It's not just Star Wars either, it's Marvel toys (Anyone want some HULK movie figures? Anyone? Ok, Hulk fists? Hello?).
K-Mart: “See TRU.
Target: “If it wasn't for the abundance of Target stores in my area, I'd have been in a clocktower with a bottle of Jack and a sniper rifle long ago. Some are better than others (Anyone needs Clone Wars Animated series 1 and lots of 'em come to MN). Tanus Spijek, J'quille and the rest of Jabba's crew are showing up en masse along with the Yavin wave (new peg-warmers anyone?). I also saw the new OTC Vader TIE and OTC Lightsabers (Luke Jedi and Vader), and as a non SW personal toy victory I found the 10" Roto-Cast Dock Ock yesterday too!.” - Satan's Teddybear
|With no rest for the wicked or rainfall, I made way through Gurnee, IL today on a hot tip from Trooper Dennis and scored the OTC Vader TIE Fighter. I passed these up in the green box back in the clearance wars of 98? because I was really into collecting just the figures back then. I was so surprised to find the last one without any ?shelf ware? on it. These things have a lot of window; the card bending sissy girls will have their share of bubble crunching with these things for sure. Also, there was the same crap reported by Trooper Dennis figure-wise with the exception of Clone Wars Sneak Preview figures, Zam and Clone Troopers. Never one to have too many Clones, I picked up a couple. I spoke with a Hasbro Vendor today briefly at the Waukegan, IL Target store. I asked when OTC would be showing up on the pegs and I was told somewhere around August. I guess we will have to just look at these nice Hall of Fame figures and R-3P0 for now! I can?t wait for the Sandcrawler to arrive. I went the easy route and ordered through a neighborhood comic shop, I have gone to the shop since I was a boy so it was nice to keep the money close to home. I am looking forward to the summer Kane County Toy Show this weekend. At least then I can don my Sandtrooper standard issue binoculars and peep out some of the vendors that little the aisles of the show. I hope you Troopers are having better luck with your searches. I took the last TIE and the only figures I could find that I would actually buy were two years old!|
|“Amazon.com has the Star Wars Trilogy DVD Trailer that Hyperspace had on thier site. Now you don't have to pay to view it. Also, take a look at this. Is the Unleashed Leia that Hard to find? Why do people have to put everything on Ebay? Take care.”|
|The baddest bounty hunter of all time is making another book appearance. The book, "Pursuit," scheduled to be released in December 2004 and written by Elizabeth Hand, will be the sixth novel in the Clone Wars series. Read more about this here.|
|New this Week:|
Princess Leia Unleashed - New Package
Pre-Order (deadline June 27th):
Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust
Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette
Jawa Sandcrawler Vehicle
Power of the Jedi Freeze Frame:
R2-D2 with “Shutting down the Imperial Trash Compactor” Freeze Frame ? Rare
Emperor Palpatine ? Flashback
Aunt Beru ? Flashback
Luke Jedi Knight
|Back in Stock:|
J'Quille - Jabba's Sail Barge #09
Tanus Spijek - Jabba's Sail Barge #10
The winner of our $100.00 shopping spree is Joe Bonidie. Congratulations to him. Are you still missing some Power of the Jedi figures? We have some older freeze frame, flashback, green card, green card with hologram figures.
|There's a nice little Q&A over at Hasbro's website regarding 12" figures at retail and more information about the Jedi Council Scene Packs. Read more about this here.|
|Hey troopers! The official site has just posted a great wealth of information relating to the San Diego Comic-Con International, which will take place on Friday, July 23. The day of Star Wars for the great 3-day event starts at 10:30am and will run until 5:00pm. Representatives from Hasbro, Del Rey, Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, LucasArts and staff from the Official Star Wars Fan Club, will all be there awaiting your arrival. To read more about this here.|
|Scholastic Inc. will be releasing a new set of books coming out this fall, based on the original Star Wars trilogy. However, writer Ryder Windham will adapt the original Star Wars trilogy with a new perspective brought on by the almost complete six-part Star Wars saga. Read more about this here.|
|"Today here in Indianapolis I picked up the Darth Vader TIE Fighter for $29.99 at Toys-R-Us. The stockers said at the time that they were still unloading the truck, and one of them said they believed there might be more Star Wars stuff on the truck."|
|I commandeered the Imperial landing craft yesterday and set my sights on the Windy City. The official site dropped word last week about ILM Models on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. Never one to squander an opportunity, I packed up my family for downtown Chicago. Greeted by a nasty thunderstorm upon arrival, it was nice to grab a parking spot in the underground garage. I purchased tickets for the Museum and Action: An Adventure in Moviemaking and made way through a nearly empty exhibit. My advice for things like these is to try to get a day off during the week, versus a busy weekend. Less people will give you more time to enjoy it. It was really cool to see how tiny the model of an AT-AT was, how beautiful the Arc of the Covenant is. Running a camera up and down the belly of an Imperial Star Destroyer, having my padawans with me was nice. (I could play off making battle sounds!) I also saw how dead I would be if I had to choose the cup of Christ because I sure would have picked one trimmed out in gems. This exhibit reminded me much of the Magic of the Myth tours that Ret. Gen. Vaughn Whisker covered for us years back. However, it did not appear to have as much on display. I would encourage any Trooper in the immediate area to check this thing out. I had a great time taking part in filming our own movie as part of the tour. FAO is closed but there is still plenty to do in the Windy City. There is so much more to this great hobby than going store to store, and looking for card benders to beat. Take the time to enjoy every aspect, and remember to fight the good fight. Enjoy the coverage of this event and Keep on Troopin'!|
Update 6/17: I found the information on the interactive exhibit Action: An adventure in moviemaking. If any of you would like to see a sample of the trailer that you get to volunteer for. Enter group number 1746. The people in our group did a great job. Enjoy!
|Have you ever dreamed of working side-by-side with the man who invented Star Wars? Hyperspace members have recently seen George Lucas working with one of the employees in the Animatics Department of Industrial Light & Magic. That employee, Chris Edwards, reveals to us all some insight as to what it's like working with George Lucas. Read more about here.|
|“Leif in Va Beach here. Slave Leia Glasses finally hit the Target on PA. They had 4, so it looks like an entire case of Leias; no Lukes or Anakins. They also had the Rieekan, Ewok and Jabbas marked down to $6.98. Also found those Green Clone Troopers at Toys R Us on Military Highway; of course they were in the back of the bins on top. Not on the Shelf. The Jabba Skirmish packs were also available. Nothing else new. Wal-Marts are stocking up on the Throne Room Luke and Snowtrooper waves.”|
|The Official Site has added new two new Episode I galleries to their ScreenThemes collection. Some of the artwork include various black and white concept sketches of podracers, battle droids, droidekas, and vehicles such as STAPs, MTTs and more. To read more about this click here.|
|“ Hall of fame wave filling the pegs at all stores around here. Unleashed Obi-Wan and Leia hitting the area - but I keep missing the Leia. If a fellow Trooper can help me out, I would appreciate it. Luke and Anakin target glass sets also showing up - but no Leia yet. Still have some the Jabba Palace wave for trade including J? Quille, Lando Skiff guard, Holo Luke, Dutch Vander and General Dodonna plus other stuff. Check out my trade page in the forum.”|
|“Does any know whether Hasbro is still making the Unleashed Slave Leia on the new card? I have yet to see her. It looks like everyone is snatching her up as fast as possible. The only ones I have seen of the new waves are the Luke Jedi, Darth Sidious and Obi-wan. I have not seen the Clone Trooper with the red trim either. Thanks.”|
|Dateline: Thanks to all who offered help “The new Mrs Ewok and I would like to thank all of those who offered help with finding an Anakin and Padme for our cake topper, we ended up going a diffrent route. (Due to we saw the movie 5 times together early in our relationship, and I'm Ogre sized) I just wanted to thank everyone again and send a wedding picture.” - Satan's Teddybear|
|Dateline: Thank God for Sandtroopers “Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal here. Not much to report. The only new item I found recently was the TRU Skirmish 4-pack. Thank God for Sandtroopers. Things have been so slow here in So Cal that I had a couple of holes to fill and was able to fill them by trading with fellow troopers. A big shout out to Dan Rinaman, Orlando Alejandro, Robert Amid (Jetfire) and Jedi Dom in WI. Happy Hunting!”|
|The Official Site has created a behind-the-scenes movie titled "This Weapon Is Your Life." In the movie we get to see a sneak peek at some of the weaponry that will be used in Episode III. To read more about this and to see the movie please click here.|
|“Bobafred chiming in from So. Cali in the San Fernando Valley neighbors to Simi Valley...on this National Day of Mourning all Americans have been glued to the tube paying their last respects to our late Great President Ronald Reagan, taking final flight from our Nation's Capitol Homeward bound to Southern Cali, for his final resting place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on the hill top in Simi Valley...Hats off to one of the Greatest Negotiators/Communicators in World History!” |
“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”....R.R.
“I had the pleasure of meeting, and kicking it with his Grandson Cameron. I know we will all fill that void in our hearts with the free Love, self worth, and drive he instilled in our Great Nation...sound off Troops! Just wanted to give all our SANDTROOPERS a big shout out cause we can, and will continue to do so on our great site! Stay hard and continue our great fight, in our passion of piecing together our greatest collection of all time! Take it to them for the Gipper! God Bless America!”
|Check out these pre-order items at Toys R Us.com:|
Star Wars Trilogy - (Widescreen Edition)
Star Wars Trilogy - (Full Screen Edition)
Red Y-Wing - Gold Leader
Jedi Council - Scene IV
Jedi Council - Scene II
Jedi Council - Scene III
Endor Ambush 4-pack
Naboo Final Conflict 4-pack and Jedi Council Scene I are also available.
|In addition to the pre-order items listed, browse for these sale items.|
X-Wing: Red Leader TRU Exclusive
Darth Vaders: TIE Fighter
Master Replicas-Count Dooku Limited Edition
OTC Vehicles, Ultra Jabba and Court Denizens, Jango and Obi-Wan, and many 12-inch figures clearanced.
|Ten-Hut Troops, Jawa Rod has coverage of the Adventure Con 3.0 last weekend. Knoxville,TN had some great guests and what appeared to be a great time. Make sure you stop by theJawa and hit up that Sandcrawler for some fine coverage of this landmark event.|
|Have you ever wanted to play a Star Wars slot machine while on vacation in Las Vegas? Your dream is about to come true, thanks to the partnership of Lucasfilms and International Game Technology (IGT). Plans for the first slot machine, based on "A New Hope," will include a full stereo sound system and video clips from the movie. Read more about this here.|
|Wanted to let everyone here know that Hasbro has released some information about a couple of things...|
1. The OTC Millennium Falcon will be in stores sometime this fall, and will not be an exclusive item. For more information click here.
2. The new Jedi Council Scene packs will be available only at Toys 'R Us this summer. For more information click here.
|“Hey Troops, looks like were getting some good stuff finally here in Canada. My friend who works at Toys R Us said were getting the first wave of OTC figures as well as the Vader TIE Fighter. Also the Play Skool sets will show up in July. Good stuff ahead! If anyone?s looking I have some 12-inch figures from Episode 1 and 2. Genosian Warrior and Mace as well as Battle Droid. If anyone is interested in a trade, drop me a line.”|
|Troopers! Are you ready to hear some REALLY good news? Cartoon Network will be bringing the Clone Wars Cartoon back to its station with five new chapters, each of them running at 12 minutes instead of three minutes. I think I can speak for a lot of Star Wars fans, that the Clone Wars Cartoon series was a huge success. This was one of the few shows on TV that I HAD to watch. Unfortunately, we won't be able to watch it until March 21, 2005. It'll definitely be worth the wait.|
Read the full story here.
|Dark Horse Comics will be bringing the most feared bounty hunter of all time to the States on September 15th. Coming in vinyl form is the Kotobukiya Boba Fett, which will retail at $99.99. This fascinating figure stands at a whopping 13". So, do you want to add him to your collection? I know I do!|
|Have you ever wanted to play Star Wars Galaxies for the PC, but were too afraid that you were going to get addicted to it? Or did you think it might not be worth the monthly charge to play the game? Well, it's now the perfect time to give it a test run. LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment are offering you to play Star Wars Galaxies for free for 14 days. Interested? Read more about it here.|
|Great news to everyone who has Hyperspace membership! You can get discounts at the StarWarsShop.com website for a limited time, plus have access to purchase exclusive Star Wars collectibles. Now I personally don't have Hyperspace membership, but with a cool perk like this I might reconsider getting membership. Being a diehard collector, I need to get my hands on everything I possibly can that is related to Star Wars. To read more details about this click here.|
|Hey troopers! I did a little toy run over the weekend, and it seems that a lot of the Toys 'R Us and Targets are getting shipments of the Hoth & Tattoine waves. I say that because I saw several of the following figures filling up the pegs... Hoth Trooper, R-3P0, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight & Hoth Outfit), R2-D2 with serving tray, R1-G4, and a few others. Also found one Toys 'R Us in Gurnee that had SEVERAL re-released Unleashed figures of Luke Skywalker (in X-Wing Pilot outfit) and the Emperor. When I was at the Target stores I stopped by the LEGO section, and at several different stores the LEGO AT-AT was at $99.99. So, it was just a lucky chance that I was able to snag a couple for myself at the low price of $25. I wonder if that will ever happen again.|
|“The Techno Guild provided carrier spacecraft to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which had an auspicious start during the Geonosian conflict. The carriers ranged in size depending on their purpose; whereas the medium types carried fewer Battle Droid Units, they were deployed faster than the larger core ships.|
Also check out the Coruscant Hauler - The Coruscant skyline teems with air traffic with vehicles that ferry the population around the planet. Apart from the passenger vehicles, there are also cargo vehicles like this medium-sized airship that carry loads of supplies to different destinations. Every now and then, stowaways have been caught trying to get a free ride.”
|“Hey Troops,! I have another POTJ green box Tie Bomber available for 25.00 shipped. It's in good order and never opened. Also, I have a Tie Fighter (KB) also near mint available for $23.00 shipped. Let me know!!! Also- I am in need of a blue coat Han Solo on the Gold card. If someone has one of these, I'd be interested. C-8.5 or better please!”|
|New this Week:|
Jedi-Con 2004 2-Pack
Pre-Order (deadline June 27th):
Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust
Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette
Jawa Sandcrawler Vehicle
New 2004 Saga Figures:
Han Solo - AT-ST Driver #19
General Madine #20
General Lando Calrissian #21
Luke Skywalker ? Jabba?s Palace #04
Captain Antillies #15
Luke Holographic #11
TIE Fighter Pilot #14
Gold Leader Dutch #13
General Jan Dodonna #12
Luke Skywalker Hoth Attack #3
R2-D2 Jabba?s Sail Barge #04
|Back in Stock:|
Final Jedi Duel
Death Star Escape
Purchase of the Droids
Jabba?s Skiff Guards
Collectible Figure with Glass:
The winner of our $100.00 shopping spree has been contacted but has not claimed his prize. We have received some older Power of the Jedi items this week. Pre-order the Jawa Sandcrawler.
|OTC # 12 R2-D2™|
OTC # 13 C-3P0™
OTC # 14 Boba Fett™
OTC # 15 Obi Wan Kenobi™
OTC # 16 Wicket™
|OTC # 17 Stormtrooper™|
OTC # 18 Princess Leia™
OTC # 19 Cloud Car Pilot™
OTC # 10 Lobot™
|Dateline: The Toy Aisles are Cold as Ice “Central Texas Report: So troops. Just thought I would check in from the ever-warming central Texas. Temp is going to hit 98 today. Heat index 110. But that is the only thing heating up around here. The toy aisles are cold as ice. But I keep checking them just to stay cool. |
Wal-Mart: “Just stocked up on the 2nd half of the hall of fame (Hoth Han, Snowtrooper, Anakin Ceremony) And they still have a few of the basic Hall of Fame. Only carrying basic figures here. Tricked me by enlarging the SW section one day, only to shrink it the next back down to 4 pegs.
Super Wal-Mart: “ Not much going on here either. They do get in the Ultra waves often and have had the flying ewok set. Also they finally put out a new wave of basic figures last week. The Endor Generals wave. Not too bad. Also they have the Emperor & Luke Unleashed repacks. Nice looking, but I have the originals. Hopefully this store will have some of the OTC waves.
Target: “Choking on the Hall of Fame. Well that along with Hoth Troopers and R-3PO. They do not have any room on the 8 pegs that they have for SW due to the glut of this product. Also they have 4 pegs full of CW Cartoon figs. A few Collector Cups w/ Ben are there too.
TRU: “Well sort of good and bad. They have a lot of product that is for sure. Just that none of it is very new. Have been getting their own exclusives regularly. Lots of Red Leader X-Wings and 4 packs. Also keep on putting out those CW multi packs. Just put out some Clone Army w/ green trooper. If you need one give me a shout. I have them already but can go and pick them up. They had 2 today while I was there. Also had a Jedi 3 pack. Plenty of Driod 3 packs and Spider Driods also. Not much in the way of new basic figure though. They have not had any 2004 basic figures. Not one. Kinda sad.
“Well that is about all from the hot humid land of Central TX. Hunt 'em down troops.”