June 2009

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2009 | 15:38 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Empire Running Ragged!
Dewback Patrol covers MORE ground!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with coverage of the Relay for Life event held in Bloomington, IL. There were several of Lord Vader's finest on hand to help raise a pile of cash for a very good cause. For more, check out the summary and photos from SL 9965. I really liked the Starkiller outfit, and can't wait to see more costumes from the Force Unleashed. Also, it just might be true women love a guy in uniform! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2009 | 21:03 EDT
Update from Past Generation Toys.com:
We have the new Star Wars Saga Collection, G.I. Joe Movie: Rise of Cobra, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen toys in-stock! We have also beefed up the Pre-order section dramatically. Definitely worth taking a look at the Closeout and Overstocks with 200+ items starting at $1.95! Finally, the Star Vintage AFA section is ready!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2009 | 5:30 EDT
Affliate Update: Gettin' Funky with theJawa!
Keep the wheel greazy lil fellas!We have a few interesting items from our friends at theJawa.com to report as their crew has been quite busy bringing the Sandcrawler up to speed. DarthWormie has done a great job of adding a vintage showcase for a sweet blast from the past. They have also began to gather and photograph all of the Titanium collectibles in the Heavy Metal section. There have also been a couple of new book reviews from Jedimom for our Star Wars literature fanatics. Last but not least, check out their latest showcase of wacky wobblers from Funko. There have even been a couple of new additions to the Cargo Hold so make sure to stop by and scavenge the collectible galaxy today. Uttinni, AHEM... I mean United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2009 | 5:19 EDT
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Sandtrooper sraw rats on the Hunt!
Southern IL S.C.A.L.P. Sentry!Our Collections page has been updated with another great collection from one of our super Troopers. sraw rats has taken it upon himself to take full advantage of our Imperial Credits reward program. He's completed a couple of missions by knocking out Celebration Japan, and now has sent photos of his collection for us to showcase for an additonal bonus. Do you have new photos of your collection that you would like to share? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery just for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2009 | 5:15 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, today on my toy run, I spotted Saga Legends figures in the new packaging at both the Target in Highland Park, IL and the Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL. Still no sign of the ESB wave or AOTC wave in the Legacy line. In fact the Toys R Us in Gurnee still has B-Wings, Lars Homestead and BMF's at full price! That's all for now. Later Troopers.”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 June 2009 | 15:11 EDT

Official Starships & Vehicles: This cool series features miniature metal models of all the greatest ships from Star Wars. Each set also features a magazine with background info and specs on the ship. All the sets are priced at $16.99 each.

Legacy / Clone Wars Vehicles: This new case, priced at $134.99, includes a Republic Fighter Tank, Clone Wars Versions of Anakins' & Obi-Wan's Delta 2 Starfighters, a Super Vulture Droid and a V-19 Clone Shuttle. Don't miss out on this great mix of old and new ships.

Legacy Millennium Falcon: We have just received word we'll be re-stocking the Legacy (BMF) Collection Falcon and the new supply will arrive and ship sometime in July. Add yours to pre-order and utilize your Pile of Loot to make sure you don't miss out again!

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

Metal Gear Solid: Medicom has just released info on two new iterations of Snake - in both Tiger Stripe and Square Camo versions. Both figures look pretty tough and are up for preorder at $177.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 June 2009 | 14:05 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Isn't she Lovely?
Hey ladies, get funky!We have another great Sandwatch Sneak Peek this afternoon, as our friends at Yakface.com have helped us out with her identification. While the world mourns the loss of a King, we set our sights on a Princess! We've been waiting for a while for a new Slave Leia and there are a couple of Padme Amidala just for good measure. For more, check out the photo gallery of the new ladies. If you have this one on your checklist, drop by the forums and let us know!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 June 2009 | 13:31 EDT
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Nothin' funny about jksonny!
Nothin funny about our guy jksonny!Our Collections page has been updated with the amazing collection from one of our most passionate Hasbro critics. jksonny has no trouble telling the Big H where to stick their garbage, and by judging from the vintage vibe in his collection you can easily see how much love this collector has for the hobby. Now all he has to do is generate his Imperial Credit dossier to take advantage and apply this update to his stack of Imperial cash. Do you have new photos of your collection that you would like to share? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery just for you! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2009 | 19:58 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 521

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This week's newsletter is jam-packed full of variety! New this week for Star Wars we have the Sideshow 12-inch Captain Antilles and Stormtrooper Commander as well as the Kotobukiya ArtFX Jedi Set. While Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is making bank at the box office, you can take part in the war against the Decepticons by purchasing the Ultimate Bumblebee or pre-ordering the Constructicon Devastator. Don't forget to also check out these other great in stock items on our newsletter: Diamond Select Ultimate 1/4 Scale Indiana Jones, 2009 Star Wars Saga Legends, Deluxe 212th Battalion Clone Troopers with Jetpacks, Metal Gear Solid Exclusive Figures, and the Halo 3 Action Figures.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2009 | 16:37 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Clone Wars Y-Wing!
Pay more for cardboard!We have another great Sandwatch Sneak Peek this afternoon, as we've spotted new Republic ships that are incoming. Check out the packaged and loose shots of the Clone Wars Y-Wing Fighter. The package converts to a diorama, maybe this is why they are charging us much more money for the newer Clone Wars version. Perhaps we would all prefer electronics vs. a cardboard diorama? For more, check out the photo gallery of packaged and loose photos. If you have this one on your checklist, drop by the forums and let us know!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2009 | 16:28 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Show Your Love
The local newspaper in Savage, MN has run a very interesting article about a Star Wars couple. John & Lisa Duffy have a pretty unique relationship that will no doubt give any of you single Star Wars fans new hope about meeting that certain someone! To learn more about their wedding, passion and the 501st Legion visit the Savage Pacer for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 June 2009 | 17:17 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Battle Packs that lack the Whack!
Get packed for Battle!We have yet another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers today that we've just uploaded from our viewfinder. We have some great packaged shots and loose shots of the three new Battle Packs. Check out the Gelagrub Patrol, Battle for Endor and the Rishi Moon Outpost Attack! For more, check out the latest and greatest from the crew at Hasbro. It's really interesting to see them create a blend of Original and prequel trilogy, as well as the animated Clone Wars. Here we thought the biggest dilemma these days would be grilled or fried KFC! Stop by the forums and let us know if these are a must have for you.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2009 | 5:08 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Clone and Group Shot!
Just keep reloadin'!We have a second Sandwatch Sneak Peek this morning, making for a nice pre-dawn raid. You'll want to take a gander at Clone Trooper Denal, he has some very unique markings that set him apart from the rest of the gang. There is also a great group shot of several animated Jawas to show some scavenger love. Thanks again to our S.C.A.L.P. ally for the photos. For more, check out the photo gallery of our latest find. If you have this one on your checklist, drop by the forums and let us know! Thanks again to Jayson for the positive ID.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2009 | 4:43 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Troopers for Troopers!
Troopers for Breakfast! YUM!Good morning ST.com! We have prepared a special Sandwatch Sneak Peek for breakfast as we have just added another photo gallery from our viewfinder. We have some great packaged shots of the three new Evolution sets. Check out the Clone Commandos, Imperial Pilot Legacy and the Rebel Pilot Legacy! For more, check out the latest and greatest from the big H. Remember these will be a Wal-Mart exclusive and are expected in stores by September, or sooner! Stop by the forums and let us know if these are on your hit list!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2009 | 11:15 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Clone Wars & Legacy Carded Goodness!
Uttinni!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek today as we have just loaded up several new photos from our viewfinder. We have some great carded shots of Clegg Holdfast, Queen Amidala, Clone Tank Gunner, Matchstick and the fearsome Darth Sidious Hologram. There is even a very unique example of Quinlan Vos, however it is unclear if we'll see the Jedi with a gun down the road again. For more, check out the gallery of photos and please pardon a couple of the repeats. Thanks again to our glowing-eyed Intel for the photos. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts on these figures!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2009 | 21:30 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Assault on Wizard World Philly!
Dewback Patrol covers MUCH ground!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with coverage of Wizard World Philadelphia this past weekend. We went to one of our seasoned veterans as JediMCor a.k.a. Ricky Salvagin was able to infiltrate and transmit a great report of the show. For more, check out the summary and photos of what appeared to be another Sandtastic Wizard World event. Thanks again to our man on the ground for a great effort. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2009 | 21:25 EDT
Update from the PASWCS: Your Help is Needed Troopers!
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling a limited edition medallion as a fundraiser to support Operation Ward 57. The medallion features Obi-Wan Kenobi, the heroic Jedi Master from Star Wars - The Clone Wars. The medallions were produced in a one-time run of 1000 pieces with the permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. The cost is $10 per medallion, with a limit of 3 medallions per household. 100% of the proceeds generated through the sale of these medallions will be donated to Operation Ward 57.

Operation Ward 57 is a charitable organization that collects donations to benefit the veterans in the orthopedic Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ward 57 cares for some of the most severely injured military veterans who return from operations overseas. Operation Ward 57 purchases comfort and support items to help these veterans and their families through difficult and trying times. To learn more about Operation Ward 57, please visit their website. The members of PSWCS hope you will consider supporting this worthy cause through purchasing these medallions. You can place your order right here!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2009 | 22:48 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More New Clone Wars Figures
Jawa without a cause!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek for you Troopers this weekend. This time it's none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi with Space Suit, 4A-7 with hologram and a much improved Yoda the Jedi Master! It's nice to see the extra hologram with Anakin, Ahsoka and little "Stinky", and an all-new Obi-Wan! There's no doubt collectors will appreciate the extra mile vs. the straight repack! For more visit our community forums for the the visuals for all three figures!



Posted by: dustrho | 21 June 2009 | 14:54 EDT
Three New Spuds Coming to Disney Parks
The Golden Spud!If you thought we weren't going to see any more Star Wars flavored Mr. Potato Head figures, then think again! Coming this October at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are three exciting new spuds - Chipbacca, Mashter Yoda and C-3PotatO. These will be exclusive to the Disney parks, so make sure you pick them up on your next vacation there. Check out all three taters here.



Posted by: dustrho | 21 June 2009 | 14:29 EDT
Sandtrooper Fishboy_254 Reports: Legends & Vehicles Found!
On what seems is my daily trip to Walmart, I went to pick up a new garden hose and sprinkler for the back yard, I stopped and took a quick peak at the new Transformers (I mean Star Wars figures). Everything was a mess, the aisle and shelves littered with figures of every kind! Hoth Troopers, ARC Troopers, Clones, ESB Lukes, you name it - all piled up everywhere. Well not exactly new Clone Wars figures, but the a new red carded Saga Legends Yoda was buried underneath some clones. I wondered why this was the only one, but my instincts told me to persue further. I scanned the second section of figure that I always pass up and there was one lone peg of the new Saga Legends: Yoda, clone trooper, 501st clone, Saesee Tiin and others. They also had the Clone Wars tank and Anakin's Delta starfighter. I passed on these for now, but I'll have to pick up that tank the next time I run across it. United We Find!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2009 | 11:31 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 520

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This week we have lots of Clone Wars Vehicles in this week. Including the Turbo Tank and the ARC-170. Both are going fast! Also, we've added tons of Kubricks back in stock plus a whole new series! X-Men Origins: Wolverine figures are finally in stock! Get your Deadpool now! For more great stuff go to our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2009 | 11:26 EDT
Affliate Update: New "Crumb" Bomber on the Horizon
Incoming from the U.K.!We have another smashing breakthrough, hot on the heels of the previous report of a new retooled Gunship. Jedi News U.K. has posted a photo of a "Crumb Bomber" that shows off all sorts of new features. With hidden projectiles, fully enclosed cargo bay doors, front door ramps and extra missiles, this could be the best version of the Republic Gunship yet. You can bet the new and improved version will sport a heavier price tag too. For more visit their website for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2009 | 11:19 EDT
Update from Gentle Giant: The Invasion Begins!
The weekend delivered news of the new four pack of Republic Commandos that will be spread across the globe this summer. The Republic Commandos will be offered to 4 locations, as well as directly to Gentle Giant's Premier Guild Members. There will also be a strictly limited edition box set of all 4 busts made available exclusively at their website. So if you thought the Clone Commanders was fun, just wait until the 1300 edition size each hits the streets! Good luck and stop by the forums and sound off!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2009 | 16:36 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Galactic Marines & Padme
Keep 'em coming boys!We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek today as we have received more overseas Intel. It looks like we can enjoy another Padme Amidala on the horizon and there is also a set of all white Galactic Marines. For more, check out the gallery of photos of new product from the big H. Thanks again to our glowing-eyed Intel for the photos. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts on these figures!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2009 | 15:32 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Magnaguard Surfaces
With switching head syndrome!We have an amazing Sandwatch Sneak Peek our viewfinder has just uncovered. There appears to be a new Magnaguard in the future complete with a soft goods cape and alternate heads! This version is much different than the previous that has already been released. Thanks again to our glowing-eyed Intel for the photos. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts and let us know if you would like more options with your figures!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2009 | 0:11 EDT

: We'll be posting information on select new preorders and new arrivals moments after they go up on the site. We'll also have some general toy news and special sale items from time to time. If you'd like to follow us on Twitter!

Legacy / Clone Wars Vehicles: This new case, priced at $134.99, includes a Republic Fighter Tank, Clone Wars Versions of Anakins' & Obi-Wan's Delta 2 Starfighters, a Super Vulture Droid and a V-19 Clone Shuttle. Don't miss out on this great mix of old and new ships.

F/X Lightsabers: Hasbro has announced two new lightsabers in their Force F/X line. Count Dooku get's his first Force F/X lightsaber, while Obi-Wan Kenobi is getting a new second version. Each of these collectibles is priced at $99.99, and they are expected to arrive this September.

Shock Trooper: The Imperial Shock Troopers, red and white armored precursors to the Stormtrooper, were the protective force for Senators and other government details on Coruscant. This new figure comes with a Carbine Blaster and a Long Rifle, and has over 30 points of articulation, for tons of display options. The Shock Trooper is priced at $84.99, $5 below MSRP, and will be ready to join your army later this year.

DST: You can also pre-order the Darth Maul roto cast bust bank to store up funds for you latest new collectibles, and one of those just might be the Han Solo UQS Mos Eisley action figure.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2009 | 13:09 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: New Items in Stock!
This week StarWarsShop.com has launched an all-new look to their website. There are many new pre-orders you might want to check out. The Stormtrooper Commander mini-bust from Gentle Giant, Maris Brood exclusive Character Key from ACME and the exclusive Mos Eisley 6-piece blaster glass set are sure to be hot sellers. Don't forget to visit the bargain bay for clearance sales and specials. Thanks again to forum member DarthJay for the heads up!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2009 | 0:08 EDT
Sandtrooper Darthdan Reports: New Vehicles Found!
“Hey troopers Darthdan reporting in from sunny California. Thought I 'd hit the pavement and scout for the reclusive AOTC wave (which I did not find). but 2 Wal-Mart stores and 3 target locations later I hadn't found squat until I was in the 2nd Wal-Mart..... I was looking at the figs not finding any thing new, then my eyes wandered to that bottom shelf, and I saw the ship boxes in the new red deco. First, I saw and grabbed Anakin's yellow delta starfighter, and behind it was the republic fighter tank! SCORE! The starfighter is pretty much the same as Obi's red one. The tank can hold 3 troopers inside, two in the cockpits, and 1 in the turret. Additionally their are six footpegs so you can add 6 additional troopers on the outside of the tank. There are also two storage compartments. I will personally be buying a couple more of these when I find them. Keep looking troops, especially at Wal-Mart for these new ships.. and if any one has extra AOTC wave figs to trade pm me via the forums. United We Find!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2009 | 23:28 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Prayers Answered with Wings!
We have added our next YouTube clip from the George Lucas ceremony the other night. Check out 15 year-old Star Wars fan Blake Angerstein as he was able to make one of his dreams come true.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 June 2009 | 14:54 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Commemorative Tin Sets Return!
Because the others did so well!We another Sandwatch Sneak Peek our viewfinder has just uncovered. There are two photos of Count Dooku & Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan Kenobi & Commander Rex! For more check out both sets and we even have a great loose photo of Rum Sleg! Thanks again to our glowing-eyed Intel for the photos. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts and let us know if you could do without the tin sets in your collections!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 June 2009 | 14:45 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Clone Wars 2-Packs
Look out for Slick!We have a fresh batch of new Clone Wars 2-packs because who wasn't a huge fan of the Ambush episode? There are two packaged photos of Commander Thire & Trooper Rys and Yoda & Clone Trooper Jek! For more check out the latest from the big H. We can only guess the summer will soon start to sizzle with new product with Comic-Con soon approaching. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts on these new sets!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2009 | 21:29 EDT
Update from Past Generation Toys.com:
We just added a huge Vintage Star Wars AFA section. We are in the process of getting them process but you can see the selection and are welcome to let us know if specific figures interest you. Also, in are the newest Star Wars Legacy Action Figures from Wave 7 - Capt Typho, Concept Anakin, Owen Lars, Beru Whitesun, Obi-Wan and Tarados Gon! Finally great deals on Gentle Giant Busts: Royal Guard / Zuckuss only $24.95 each and the Classics Boba Fett is priced at $14.95 while the Classics TIE Pilot is down to $9.95! Finally, the Closeout and Overstocks section has 200+ items defiantly worth looking at!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2009 | 5:22 EDT
Dewback Patrol: It's Madness
We have yet another YouTube clip from this past weekend as I joined the Midwest Garrison in helping show how strong the Force is here in Illinois. Check out the clip of the latest weather report from the Windy City!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2009 | 1:48 EDT
Dewback Patrol: George Lucas Interview
It is with great honor to interview the Maker but you've read the report and seen the photos, now you can see the interview. The experience was incredible for me as a fan, and I'm sure you can all hear how nervous I was for the brief time we had with him. Also check out the latest Forcecast with Jimmy Mac for even more coverage from this Sandtastic event. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2009 | 22:48 EDT
Dewback Patrol: George Lucas hits the Windy City
Lord Spice meets the Maker... AGAIN!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with official press coverage from the George Lucas award ceremony right here in sweet home Chicago. What else could convince Jon Favreau to leave the set of Iron Man II but to present the Maker with the Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking. You can also tune in to our YouTube channel soon to see my exclusive interview. For now, check out the summary and photos as I set up shop up a top the Four Seasons Hotel. Thanks again to Karen Durham and the fine crew at the Gene Siskel Film Center for allowing us the access.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2009 | 13:23 EDT
Dewback Patrol: TFAU Chicago Premier
Keeping the Windy City Clean!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the evening Troop last night in Chicago, IL. Our mission was to stir up interest for the Chicago Premier of The Force Among Us. For more, check out the the photos from State Street. Thanks again to the Midwest Garrison, as well as the Gene Siskel Center for being such great hosts. Our duty on the street was followed up with a screening and a Q & A session that took place immediately following the film.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2009 | 13:21 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 519

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The much anticipated Count Dooku FX Lightsaber is now here along with the Obi-Wan Episode I lightsaber. Watch out! The M.A.R.S. Troopers have arrived and are the first of the G.I. Joe Movie previews. If the movie doesn't rock, these will! Coming next week, June 19th, we have all-new G.I. Joe vehicles and the Star Wars Turbo Tank. Get your pre-orders in now before they are gone. For more awesome Star Wars and other toys, go to our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2009 | 13:32 EDT
Update from The Force Among Us: For George!
We have a Sandwatch Sneak preview of the clip that will be played for Mr. Lucas this Saturday night when he accepts his award for Innovation in Filmmaking at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Thanks again to the cast and crew for such a great tribute that shows our collective appreciation of his incredible work.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2009 | 13:31 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our latest round of questions from the high command of Hasbro for June. Why haven't the stores in my local area seen any new figures since early February? Another dreaded playset question has been asked again! Also, will we see a re-issued AT-TE with a new paint scheme as we saw in the Ryloth episode? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. We also have a set for this round for theJawa.com so make sure to check our our glowing-eyed friends too. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2009 | 11:18 EDT
Dewback Patrol: The Forecast calls for Darkness!
Taking it to the Air of the Windy City!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from an early morning raid Lord Vader and his Troopers executed at WGN studios in Chicago, IL. Their early morning mission was to alert the masses that the Force is truly among us! Even if for one night only. For more, check out the photos and summary from the studio. Thanks again to the Midwest Garrison, as well as WGN for helping us spread the word. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2009 | 6:52 EDT
Update from the Official Site: Glancing Back at Star Tours
With the final stretch coming for Star Wars weekends, the official site posted a great article that will take you down a Star Tour infested memory lane. For those of you who would like to relive your time on the StarSpeeder 3000 or you Troopers who have never been, see how far things have come since 1985. You can also visit our Dewback Patrol menu for coverage and photos from my visit at Disney World back in 2006, but as some of you are well aware the entire attraction is due for a much needed face-lift. For more check out StarWars.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2009 | 6:27 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, here's my store report after 2 months of not seeing anything new to report. Target in Gurnee, IL has the exclusive remote control R2 units and Rancor in stock while the Target in Waukegan, IL has only the Rancor. The Spacetrooper wave in the Legacy line is now starting to show up more in the stores now. No sign of the ESB or AotC Legacy wave especially since the toy sections are heavily stocked with the new Transformers toys. That's all for now. Later Troopers.”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 June 2009 | 13:10 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Comic 2-Packs
Find a good read!We have a fresh batch of new comic packs for those of you wishing to continue bringing the animated legacy to your collections. There are several packaged and loose photos of Darth Krayt & Imperial Knight Sigel Dare, Kyle Katran & Yuzhan Vong and Luke Skywalker with Lumiya! For more check out the latest from the big H. You can see they are also putting out another wave of repack comic 2-packs in case you missed those. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts on these new sets!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2009 | 14:41 EDT
Affiliate Update: The New Orli Shoshan.com!
The model / actress who played Jedi Master Shaak Ti has launched an all-new store feature on her website. There are several photos to choose from, including a cut scene shot from the Revenge of the Sith DVD! Who wouldn't want to own one of the most infamous action scenes to ever hit the cutting room floor? It is too bad fans didn't get to see the fury of General Grievous! For more visit Orli Shoshan.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2009 | 14:19 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Collectormania 15 in the U.K.!
I will take you to the restroom now!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the spring Collectormania 15 event. The largest collection of conventions and events in the world knows no boundary. Our U.K. team has invaded and transmitted a report with their mission details. There were several Star Wars guests on hand, and many more from the pop culture / entertainment world. For more, check out the photos and summary from the show. Thanks to Taurs and Jaask for assistance with the photos. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 June 2009 | 13:39 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Days at Indy
Troops hold position!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the Star Wars days held yesterday. Our own Boba Binks was on hand to help the Bloodfin Garrison with the festivities that are running at the Clone Wars exhibit. There are two more days scheduled with the 501st Legion in case you were looking to bring in your new recruit! As this looks like a time to be had by both young and old. For more, check out the photos and summary from the event. Thanks to Missy for assistance with the photos and advanced recon work.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2009 | 20:24 EDT
Dewback Preview: The Force is STILL Strong!
On Friday June 12th the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, IL will be hosting the Chicago Premier of The Force Among Us, a documentary about Star Wars fans that was filmed around the world. In attendance will be key cast and crew members from the film as well the stormtrooper costuming group, the 501st. The filmed will be screened at pm followed by a Q+A session with the cast and crew. For more visit the forums for the complete press release and




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2009 | 17:07 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: A Shocking Revelation!
The team at Sideshow announced the latest 12-inch figure to their Militaries of Star Wars line via the weekly newsletter. We have Sidious and Darth Vader, so why not pair up a couple Shock Troopers to help your display? The pre-order will kick off in five days to stop back on June 11th to place your order with the launch of the newsletter. You can bet like most other Clones or Troops, this one may move fast!

Imperial Shock Trooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2009 | 17:07 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Role Play & Repack Comic Packs!
Make them Suffer!We have a fresh batch of new role play sabers for the kiddies and also a Captain Rex helmet for the young, new recruits too. There is also a couple of boxed shots of a new type of Grievous and Anakin Skywalker lightsabers! For more check out the latest from the big H. You can see they are also putting out another wave of repack comic 2-packs in the new packaging. Stop by the forums and let us know your thoughts on these products!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2009 | 16:38 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter 518

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Great things this week at Brian's Toys! The exclusive Jabba's Rancor battle pack is now available along with the Sideshow Collectibles 12" Han Solo in Carbonite. Other great items that can't be overlooked are the Disney Star Tours Jedi Academy and the Transformers Bumble Spud. For more awesome Star Wars and other toys, go to our newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 June 2009 | 13:29 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Troopers Stand Tall over Rebels!
Or exactly how big is IT!?!We have another monster sneak peek at exactly how big this phase II Dark Trooper will be. Our glowing-eyed Intel has just delivered an incredible comparison to the ridiculous Comic-Con Luke that is hitting this July. I'm sure many of us are re-thinking skipping the Wal-Mart exclusive sets this year! Stop by the forums and sound off your thoughts on if this has been added to your hit list. These are slated for release in August but I'd wager we might see them sooner. Another interesting bit to note is Hasbro wasting no time using the removable chest box feature as seen in #52 Clone Trooper from the Legacy Collection! We can only guess how many new pilot figures are on the horizon.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 June 2009 | 10:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Darth Maul to become Hero?
It may have just come to that Troopers! Actor Ray Park best known to Star Wars fans as Darth Maul has entered talks to appearing in multiple episodes of the NBC show Heroes! For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 June 2009 | 10:17 EDT
Affliate Update: S.W.A.N. 200th Episode!
Join the Celebration!Star Wars Action News is about to reach its 200th episode, and to celebrate they are holding a video creation contest! You can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure, Gentle Giant products, and more! All you have to do to enter is make an original, short video about Star Wars or Star Wars Collecting. You have until 6/17/09 to enter (extended from the original 6/10 date). All the details can be found at their website or email with questions. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your videos!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 June 2009 | 23:50 EDT
Images Reloaded: Legacy Collection Wave II
We have updated our on-site Images Section with the second wave of figures from the Legacy Collection for 2009. There is no doubt ten figures will take a toll on your budget, but this Attack of the Clones wave is off the charts. Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club. This wave is in stock and shipping soon as is the latest wave from the Clone Wars collection.

`09|#44 Obi-Wan Kenobi™ with Lightsaber
`09|#45 Beru Whitesun™ with Pitcher
`09|#46 Owen Lars™ with Blaster Rifle
`09|#47 Captain Typho™ with Blaster Pistol
`09|#48 Anakin Skywalker™ (Concept) with Lightsaber
`09|#49 Tarados Gon™ with Lightsaber
`09|#50 Anakin Skywalker™ with Lightsaber
`09|#51 Jango Fett™ with Blaster Pistols
`09|#52 Clone Pilot™ with Blaster Pistol
`09|#53 ARC Trooper™ with Blaster Rifle
`09|#XX HK-47™ Build-A-Droid with Blaster Rifle




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2009 | 11:26 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: MORE Heavy Artillery Surfaces!
Get your wallet prepared for invasion!We have a fresh batch of new Clone Wars vehicles that has just turned up on our radar. The Turbotank is going to be the most sought after vehicle over the next few months, we also have boxed shots of the Crab Droid, Clone with BARC Speeder, Battle Droid with Scout Tank and Anakin on Can Cell. The standard price on these is $15.99 and you can bet they might show up sooner than the August first date given by Hasbro last February. For more check out the latest from the big H. Let's hope they get back to actually making new vehicles, not repaints someday.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2009 | 2:54 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: 20 the Hard Way!
Bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yay!We have a fresh batch of new Clone Wars figures that our viewfinder has just discovered. We could only guess how long it'd be before the Hasbro dropped a ton of new figures on us, there isn't anything really new but we have assembled quite a gallery that will give us plenty to look forward to this summer. There are twenty carded figures or the latest from the big H that you'll want to get a good look at. We can only bet these will be hitting soon and thanks again to our glowing eyed intel for the shots! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 June 2009 | 19:43 EDT
Dewback Preview: Steel City Con
The Steel City Con will be returning to Monroeville beginning with it's December 4-6, 2009 Show. The NEW Monroeville Convention Center is located in the same area as the old Expomart building next to the Monroeville Mall. They have announced Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) so for for their Star Wars guests, and Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash from TNA Wrestling. For more visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2009 | 22:17 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Begun the Cyclone Wars have!
Hey Ladies, get FUNKY!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report from the Cyclone Wars event held this past Saturday. Our own Boba Binks was on hand to help the Bloodfin Garrison with the task of keeping up with the action from the Naptown Roller Girls! There were many Star Wars characters on hand but how would they hold up vs. these ladies? For more, check out the photos and summary from the event. Thanks to Deanna Hiett for assistance with the photos.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2009 | 20:32 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Star Wars - The Old Republic
For those of you waiting in heavy anticipation, check out the new trailer "Deceived" for Star Wars: The Old Republic. You can bet this will be a smash hit! Thanks to forum member Darthjay for the tip and for more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2009 | 15:14 EDT
Update from Past Generation Toys.com:
We have the new Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen toy and the GI Joe Movie: Rise of Cobra - MARS Troopers Figures - Single Preview Pack! Also, we are doing some major house cleaning! We added a category called Closeout and Overstocks with 200+ items starting at $1.95! We've also featured several other lines, including Marvel Universe. We are also using Twitter and you can keep track of us on there. Make sure to check out our clearance and overstocks, and don't forget you can get two Imperial Credits for every fifty spent with the Sandtroopers Rewards program.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2009 | 0:51 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: ARTFX+ The Jedi Reviewed
Our latest segment of Sandwatch Live features a look at the latest set of ARTFX+ figures! The Jedi features Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and the buildable Yoda. Some might even count little "Stinky" the Hutt as another figure too! We have also incorporated a couple of "grunts" for some added collector opinion. You can check out the complete review by clicking below.