June 2010

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2010 | 13:47 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Last Day for Nahdar Vebb
A few hours left to mail it in!We just wanted to remind you Troopers to mail off your Nahdar Vebb redemption forms with 5 proof of purchase. For a simple $6.99 shipping fee, it will be interesting to see if Hasbro actually made enough, as the Eopie & Qui-Gon Jinn are still in the process of shipping. Don't forget those envelopes have to be postmarked today!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2010 | 12:32 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Sandtrooper Corporal Exclusive
The trifecta of Sandtroopers in full effect!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the third release of the Sandtrooper from Sideshow Collectibles. The team at Sideshow once again went above and beyond with this version, as it wasn't just a repaint of the other two. There were several steps taken to present a unique dirt pattern, as well it being a retailer exclusive limited to 3000 pieces worldwide. For more check out the latest photo gallery and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for making things "move along!" United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 June 2010 | 23:46 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received a sizzling hot batch of questions as we anxioulsy await to see what is on tap for Comic-Con and Celebration V. Why wasn't there a bigger concern or desire to celebrate ten years of Episode I. We have seen many rehashed core characters over the years, how come we haven't seen young Boba Fett resculpted? Or why wouldn't it have better been served to include him in the Fett Legacy with the Jango and older Boba Fett? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 June 2010 | 14:41 EDT
Update from GentleGiantCollectors.com: Luke Skywalker mini-bust Video
Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have shared a clip of the new Gentle Giant LTD. Luke Skywalker mini-bust. The got it nailed down, from the scarf to the "wampa damage." Click below to see the latest!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 June 2010 | 1:41 EDT
Affliate Update: Free Shipping & Vintage in Stock at TRU
If you were looking to grab all the vintage collection figures in one swoop vs. going store-to-store, click below and see what is left in stock. They are also offering free shipping with orders of $49 or more so take advantage of that as well!

Toys R Us



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2010 | 23:21 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Preview: The Rise of Boba Fett
And somewhere to PUT that Bounty!Forum member commanderphoenix has posted over fifty shots of the new Toys R Us exclusive Ultimate Battle Pack: The Rise of Boba Fett. This super-sized set features an all-new 18.5 inch Slave I, 5 figures, and Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter with his astromech R8-B7. For more check out near fifty photos from our forums and get your jaw ready to hit your desk! Thanks again to our new friend for sharing the images. No word on price or release date but jump into the forums for the discussion. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2010 | 22:36 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Great news, everyone! We have found the Ark of the Covenant. Sideshow Collectibles has had it this entire time. You can get your very own Indiana Jones version by pre-ordering at Brian's Toys. Also new from Sideshow is the Luke Skywalker (Jedi) Premium Format as well as the 12-inch Gamorrean Guard (coming soon). Also, we have a big collection of 12-Back Star Wars figures AFA-Graded that just arrived.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2010 | 22:32 EDT
Update from Gentle Giant: New Greedo Statue for PGM's
Going somewhere?Scheduled for release December 2010, this Rodian Bounty Hunter Statue will make an excellent companion piece to the Blue Snaggletooth Statue. Sculpted in 1/6th scale and standing at 12-inches tall, Greedo features fine blaster detail, utility belt and a section of the Mos Eisley bar. This film accurate model is hand painted following Lucasfilm archive images for character correct replication. Exclusively developed for the Gentle Giant Premier Guild Collector Community, Greedo will be a strictly limited edition piece, hand numbered and packaged with a matching certificate of authenticity. For more jump into our forums and join the discussion!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2010 | 22:30 EDT

Sandtrooper Corporal: This figure was made by Sideshow specifically for their retailer network, and the item will only be available from those retailers, and will not be available from Sideshow's own site. This figure includes a pistol, a rifle, alternate hands, a backpack and a display stand, and we have him listed at $104.99 saving you $5 off the MSRP for the figure.

Star Wars Visions: This new limited edition hardcover has more than 100 artists creating works from the Star Wars universe. The 240 page book includes 5 hand-signed 10" x 12" giclee prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artists' processes and sketches. Don't miss out on this fantastic new book, priced at $429.99.

Star Wars Plush: We've listed a number of new plush Star Wars characters lately. We've got 18" Collector Plush versions of Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca and R2-D2, priced at $44.99 each; we've also got 15" talking plush versions of Chewie, Darth Vader and Yoda, priced at $39.99 each. Pick your favorites, and grab them before they're gone.

Gentle Giant: This pair of thieves from the Cantina will now be available as a set of mini busts. They will stand 7" and 5" tall, and are priced at $116.99, $13 of the MSRP.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2010 | 22:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Women growing Force in Star Wars?
An article surfaced at Newsarama.com featuring Ashley Eckstein might just be a relief to all you single Star Wars fans out there. It seems at conventions these days you seem to see more and more women, but I'm doubt it's anywhere near the 50/50 ratio that is quoted in the article. For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2010 | 17:49 EDT
Dewback Preview: CYPHAN Event this Weekend
CYPHAN is the Midwest's very own Sci-Fi / Fantasy convention for costumers, collectors, gamers and any other Frakker that likes the genre and wants to have a good time! It will be held at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL, between June 25-27, 2010. For more information on the event, please visit www.cyphan.com. Hope to see you there!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2010 | 3:24 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: ARTFX+ Commander Fox
Better hope he don't have to draw!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Clone Commander Fox ARTFX+ figure from Kotobukiya. This is the only figure from this line to be sold as a single, and e-tailer Action Figure Xpress kept the edition size to a mere 1000. How many of these would be available in North America? For more check out the hat trick of summary, photos and video. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2010 | 3:05 EDT
Affliate Update: Priority Pre-Order for SDCC Clone Lt.
The date is now set and Newsletter subscribers who are ATTENDING Comic-Con 2010, and who qualify, will be given an opportunity to Priority Pre-Order (1) Exclusive Clone Lieutenant - Episode II 12-inch Figure on Thursday, June 24th 2010, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time). The ATTENDEE edition of this figure will be priced at $89.99 USD. [Comic-Con 2010 Attendee FAQ] This two hour Pre-Order window is only available to Priority Pre-Order members, but if any items remain available to purchase after this member Pre-Order window, then these will be offered to the general public. They also updated us with a photo gallery and pre-order information on the 1/6th scale Gammorean Guard, so make sure you check that out as well!

Clone Lieutenant 12-inch Figure - Episode II - SDCC Exclusive



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2010 | 2:56 EDT
Sandtrooper Rodan Reports: Vintage Dengar & More!
Taking aim, duck world!Our forum member Rodan has gotten his hands on the new vintage collection Dengar and posted pictures in our forums. For more check out the photo gallery and find out why some are saying their current version is headed towards a trashcan. Also check out the small YouTube video Rodan put together on his ever-growing Star Wars collection, happy one-year anniversary! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2010 | 2:33 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Jedi Junkies coming to a Galaxy near YOU!
We received an email from the director of the new fan-film and they wanted to share a trailer and some info with us on the project. "In JEDI JUNKIES we explore how people take their love of the films and based on their own passions and interest create something new and entirely different. We interviewed the NY Jedi, the Star Wars theme band AeroSith and a number of Slave Leias. We spoke with Olivia Munn and the actors who played Chewbaca, Darth Maul and Boba Fett. Blair Witch Project director Ed Sanchez showed us his impressive toy collection. We also spoke with a fan who built a life size Millennium Falcon in his backyard! The great news is that we are now available on iTunes. Only $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy." Click below for the short clip!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 June 2010 | 1:33 EDT
Update from Steel City Con: Artist Alley nearly Full!
The next Steel City Con is just around the corner, and they have added several guests and artists for their August show. Jake Lloyd will be in attendance and signing autographs, along with many other pop culture icons. Check out our YouTube Channel for footage from the last show if you need further tempting. For more ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2010 | 20:22 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Hunters become the Hunted!
Bounty Hunters hit the Bay!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has directed us to several photos on Ebay that have surfaced today. The Clone Wars can now look forward to seeing Bossk, Boba Fett, and R8-B7 (Mace Windu's Astromech Droid). There is no doubt it's about time we've finally seen another young Boba Fett figure! You can bet we'll have our eyes peeled for others in the next few weeks as well. For more check out the gallery of three new photos. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2010 | 14:15 EDT
Affliate Update: Priceline.com - No Shat!
Are you looking to book a trip to Celebration V and give back to Sandtroopers.com? Click below and if you find the right price on anything for your next travel or Dewback Patrol, this is a win-win for our Troopers and our Sandblast shipping funds! United We Find.

Priceline Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars & More!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2010 | 14:13 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Celebration V Updates
We're getting there!The excitement is starting to build, as Daily Show host Jon Stewart will interview George Lucas in what is being called "The Main Event." Also Charles Ross will be performing his "One Man Star Wars Trilogy" once again for fans who attend. They have also added more guests and announced the first round of artists. For more visit the official Celebration V website for the all the breaking news, hotel information and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2010 | 14:02 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Another TFU 2 Interview
Check out the ten plus minute interview of the Force Unleashed 2 with LucasArts Hayden Blackman. They have brought Starkiller back to basics, check out the excitement as he breaks out of the Kamino Cloning facility, Force Fury mode and much more!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2010 | 14:02 EDT
Affliate Update: Welcome Borders Books
Check out Borders Books for the Gentle Giant bookends, and you can also browse the 850 Star Wars books that might be featured in their daily deals. You can also get free shipping with all orders over $25, click below for more!


Borders.com



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2010 | 21:35 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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We have just got back from Disney World, and unfortunately we don't have any mouse ears to give away, but we do have the Star Tours Boarding Party 5-Pack! It has all your favorite characters: Star Tours Office, Kaink, Teek, Ree-Yees, and Chewbacca! Well, maybe not your favorite, but pretty darn cool.

For more random Star Wars characters, we are taking pre-orders for the Kabe and Muftak Mini Busts from Gentle Giant. Look at our Vintage section, we have many low-priced Return of the Jedi carded figures available.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2010 | 21:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Return of the Ultimate Battle Packs?
Our friends at Yakface.com have posted a Spy Report with information on the Attack on Hoth & Defence on Hoth Ultimate or Deluxe Battle Packs. For the complete breakdown, check out the


Posted by: The_Josh | 18 June 2010 | 17:51 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
In this weeks Sideshow Collectibles we get another addition to the 1:6th line coming from the movie Return Of The Jedi. This character does the guarding of one Jabba The Hutt's palace. That would be none other than the Gamorrean Guard. You can get a preview of this figure next week June 22nd when the production blog is update and then order it next Thursday when the newsletter goes up. Make sure you check out the Gamorrean Guard Information Page check out the preview page. Then make your way to our thread to let us know your thoughts on on the Gamorrean Guard.

Gamorrean Guard 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2010 | 14:31 EDT
Sandwatch LIVE: Jabba's Throne Reviewed
You've seen the images and read the review, now see how the new Walmart exclusive compares to some of the items you already have in your collections in our special edition of Sandwatch Live. Click below and I will take you to Jabba now!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2010 | 13:52 EDT

Clearance Sale: Hasbro and many other vendors will be sending us huge piles of great new items this summer and fall. We need room to deal with the new items so we are putting a wide variety of items on sale. Save 20% to 75% and everywhere in between on items like: Star Wars Clone Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Movie Toys, LPS, Zhu Zhu Pets, BBTS Exclusives and more. We have around 20 menus with discounts of 20% to 75%, and 50+ individual products with similar discounts. Please help us make room by ordering some of these items, and please ship any Pile of Loot that you are ready to receive.

Star Wars - EU Wave: The newest wave of Build-A-Droid figures includes a number of Expanded Universe book and comic figures. K'kruhk, Jacen & Jaina Solo, a Darktrooper and more are available, as a case of 12 at $99.99, as a set of 6 for $74.99, and we've got singles available as well, at $8.99 to $14.99 each.

Gentle Giant: This pair of thieves from the Cantina will now be available as a set of mini busts. They will stand 7" and 5" tall, and are priced at $116.99, $13 of the MSRP.

Boba Fett Bank: Star Wars' most famous bounty hunter will now be able to guard your fortune for you. This bust measures over 8" tall and is listed at $17.99, saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP.

LEGO: We don't have information on the case assortment yet, but we've got listings up for Series 02 of the Lego Minifigures. We have them listed as a Master Case of 120 figures at $249.99, and as a Case of 60 figures at $129.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2010 | 13:35 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Kit Fisto's JSF Confirmed!
Our pals at JediDefender.com have confirmed the Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter for 2010. This is hot on the trail of a rumor that surfaced at Yakface.com earlier this year. For more, check out the loose image and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 June 2010 | 12:40 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Jabba's Throne
Bo Shuda!?!With all the hoopla surrounding the new Jabba's Throne set, I arranged to score the new set before it has been confirmed by Hasbro. With an all-new head sculpt, rolling throne and two figures, check out our full review of what we believe will be a Walmart exclusive. Make sure to stop by our forums and let us know what you think, and if this is a must for your collections! United We Find, and special thanks to Gorkoracing and Boba Binks for a great job on the frames.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2010 | 23:45 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Harrison Ford no longer Solo!
The associated press is reporting Harrison Ford has tied the knot with longtime sweetheart Calista Flockhart. It only took the old smoothie eight years to tie the knot, for more check out MTV.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2010 | 13:36 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: You'll put your Eye Out!
You'll put your eye out kid!Who could forget that line in the Christmas Story? Now it appears the lightsaber could cost your vision. The Spyder III Pro Arctic Series warns the class 4 beam will "cause immediate and irreversible retinal damage. Now you can have 1000 times the power of the regular laser pointer! For more check out the NewYorkDailyNews.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2010 | 13:27 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Family Creation Challenge!
For those of you who love building LEGO sets with your padawans, Toys R Us will hold a Family Creation Challenge this weekend at your local Toys R Us store. There will be prizes, giveaways and much more. For more visit ToysRUs.com to find your local participating store!

Toys R Us



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2010 | 14:11 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Old Republic 2010 Trailer LIVE!
The next trailer from the Old Republic has surfaced on YouTube, check out the amazing battle and you won't regret the next six minutes! Pack your drool buckets Troopers...




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2010 | 13:31 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Al Williamson Passes
We have a bit of sad news to report as Al Williamson passed away yesterday at age 79. Some of you might be familar with his work in Marvel Comics, as he did the adaptation of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He also contributed to the Star Wars newspaper strip as well. The legendary illustrator also continued his work into the prequels. Thanks to Jokabofe for the heads up, and for more check out Robot6 for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2010 | 12:36 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Jabba "rolls" In!
Ho ho ho HA HA!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has revealed several boxed images of Jabba the Hutt, Jodo Kast, Kul Teska, Nikto Guard, and even some of the rocket-firing Boba Fett many are dying to get their hands on. For more jump into our forums to see Jabba and much, much more! Thanks again to Gorkoracing for the images, and United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2010 | 13:30 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Greatest Summer Blockbuster of All Time?
The website Cinematical has launched an NCAA style tournament to determine the best Summer Blockbuster of all time. Going back to the summer of 1975, there are many selections I'm sure many of you are familiar with, and if you choose to participate, you can help select the winners in July. For more visit the MetrowestDailyNews for the bracket breakdown and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2010 | 13:20 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars fans get "Special Treat"
You go Jesse!We have a minor follow-up story to the Daniel Logan signing from ACME Comics & Collectibles. The actor who played young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, and the animated Clone Wars came out to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the store. It was quite a good time for all, and especially for a young lad named Jesse. For more visit the SiouxCityJournal.com the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2010 | 23:45 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Han Stormtrooper Maquette - SDCC / CV Exclusive!
The team at GentleGiantCollectors.com has an advance sneak preview of the Han Solo Stormtrooper animated maquette. There have been mixed reviews about it so far, but take a look at the clip and jump back into the forums and weigh in your opinion. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Jokabofe for the link and giving us his! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2010 | 23:33 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Lord Vader Diagnosed!
A team of French researchers has taken a look at the personality traits of Darth Vader, and you'd be surprised to see what they came up with. It was pretty interesting to see they discovered at various times, Anakin / Darth Vader exhibited six of the nine criteria for borderline personality disorder. Thanks to tsunamimtb for dropping the link on us and for more, check out Yahoo.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2010 | 22:53 EDT
Sandtrooper Vadersfist Reports: New TFU 2 Trailer Live!
Hey Troopers, check out the new trailer for the Force Unleashed 2 that just debuted on Gametrailers.com! It looks incredible!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2010 | 15:49 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The 2010 Legacy Wave 1 has finally arrived! Pre-Orders and One of Each Figure Club orders are being filled, and we expect to get another shipment next week. Looking to expand your Han Solo collection? Well you can pick up his twin children, Jacen and Jaina. Collect the whole Solo family! Check out the new Death Trooper mini bust coming later this year to Brian's Toys. Simply Amazing! Let's hope zombies and Star Wars continues to cross paths.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2010 | 11:36 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Slave I to stop in Sioux City!
Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have informed us Daniel Logan will be making a stop in Sioux City, IA this upcoming Saturday to sign autographs. The Siouxcityjournal has also posted a pretty interesting interview with young Boba Fett, so jump to their website to get the details and the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2010 | 2:40 EDT

15% Off Father's Day Sale: From now until Monday June 14th, save 15% on everything except New and Backorder / Preorder items. Get Dad something exciting, if he's not into figures, grab a cool t-shirt, exciting graphic novel, or get him a tie and grab some figures for yourself. Simply browse your favorite menus to start saving 15% on thousands of items.

2010 Wave I: This long awaited exclusive wave is finally in stock. We have a variety of singles, sets of 6, and full cases. Characters include Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, TFU Shaak Ti, K'Kruhk, Darktrooper and Spacetrooper.

R/C Millennium Falcon: Following up on last year's flying R/C ships, this year brings us the R/C Millennium Falcon. These ships are safe for indoor use, and we have it listed at $54.99, with a August release date.

Star Wars LEGO: Lego has announced four new Lego sets. We now have listings for the Clone Turbo Tank Set at $152.99, the General Grievous Starfighter Set at $63.99, Plo Koon's STarfighter Set at $31.99 and the Slave 1 Set at $101.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 June 2010 | 1:46 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Nikto Gunner TLC #23
With figures at a super low in terms of price, it's a great time to rip open and take a good look at the Nikto Gunner from the 2009 Legacy Collection. Even though he was armed with a blaster and the element of surprise, Luke Skywalker would make quick work of him in his rescue of Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Was there anything not to like about the action figure? Click below for the latest review!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2010 | 23:53 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: TOR Shae Vizla Maquette for Pre-Order
Now we're talking Gentle Giant!You fell in love with her in just a few minutes flat in the Old Republic trailer “Deceived.” Now you can own the Shae Vizla Bounty Hunter Maquette by Gentle Giant. Our forums are buzzing with this exciting StarWarsShop.com exclusive. The edition size is to be determined but you can place your pre-order to give it your best effort to secure yours! Thanks again to Sandtrooper Jokabofe for the tip!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2010 | 1:18 EDT
Sandtrooper Vadersfist Reports: TFU 2 Collectors Edition
All that and then some!"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Collector's Edition $79.99 for PS3 & 360. All though there is the regular version for this game at $59.99, but how could you not want to buy the exclusive version with all this cool stuff. These are some of the contents and pictures from the game. You can bet this raises the ante a notch!"



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2010 | 1:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Get your Flick On!
Do you have a future as a Star Wars film maker? Well you could be with this brand new competition at Atom.com, as their annual Fan movie challenge is under way once again. Upload your videos now and you could win, good luck to all and United We Find! Thanks again to Sandtrooper Droidbait for the tip! For more check out the official 2010 homepage to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2010 | 1:02 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection
The team at Jedi Temple Archives have put together a special report featuring many of the Star Wars websites and names many of you may know from your participation in the Q & A, or simply while searching for your daily Star Wars news. For more click the banner below and see what figures were mentioned and how they were ranked!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2010 | 11:34 EDT
Sandtrooper Boba-Brett Reports: B.O.G.O. Sale at HasbroToyShop.com!
HasbroToyShop.com is having a BOGO sale on select items, not an awesome selection, but the arc170 is in there! To check out the rest of the selection visit the website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2010 | 11:26 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Gentle Giant Airborne Commander Repaint?
Paint or rubbish? You decide!Our forum member Starfox has turned up a scan of another Airborne Commander mini-bust that surfaced today in the GentleGiantCollectors.com forums. Straight from the pages of Toy Fair magazine, we have also learned it will also be a StarWarsShop.com exclusive. For those of you who hate repaints, an easy pass. For some of us who held back, it just might be a welcome addition. For more, drop into the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2010 | 2:47 EDT
Sandtrooper Anakevin Airstrider Reports: All Original!
"Adidas Originals invites you to join David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong and some of your dear, old friends for an intergalactic 2010 FIFA World Cup™ viewing party that you'll never forget." You have to watch this and jump in the discussion thread and let us know your thoughts!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2010 | 2:40 EDT
Sandtrooper Jacensolo66 Reports: Full Blown Lego Junkie?
Troopers taking aim!Hey Troopers, I received this picture of an upcoming ultimate Lego set. It is accurately scaled to the mini figures. I was told the retail will be around $250. On the home front, it has taken me almost 2 years but I finally started my Lego collection. In the last month I have put together the Wedge’s X-Wing, Rouge Shadow, Star Destroyer, Republic Attack Cruiser, Echo Base, Darth Vader’s TIE, ARC-170, and a couple mini-sets. Then I went nuts Saturday and picked up the Republic Attack Shuttle, Clone Swamp Speeder, home one, Tantive IV, AT-TE, the Dropship w/ AT-OT, and ordered the Death Star.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2010 | 2:30 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Warwick Davis on the Latest Forcecast
We have received word that Warwick Davis is the special guest on the Forcecast this week talking about his new book "Size Matters Not." Join our friend Jimmy and the crew for another "Mac-Attack" as they interview him live and discuss his new novel that is "nothing short of amazing!" For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2010 | 15:10 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Tour of Duty Extended!
Back on that Dewback Attack!We update our Dewback Patrol menu with another event from the Bloodfin Garrison as their "tour of duty" at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has been extended until September! Our very own Boba Binks hit the ground running and has transmitted a complete report. There were even a couple of new items added to the exhibit, what were they? For more check out the latest photos and summary from this past Saturday. Don't forget to sound off in our forums about the event.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2010 | 10:15 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Happy Birthday Boba Fett!
Happy Birthday DanielWe would like to extend a very Happy Birthday to Daniel Logan who is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. We hope he can get a chance to celebrate with all that is going on at Star Wars weekends, and we wish him safe travels, as he'll be returning to his native New Zealand to visit family and friends. Don't worry Troopers, he'll be heading back to the U.S. just in time for Celebration V. The countdown is on until August, and again, Happy Birthday Daniel!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2010 | 10:07 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Death becomes US!
And something to read too?Well not actually, but Gentle Giant is breaking even more news this weekend as the Death Troopers have been officially announced. These include interchangeable arms and removable parts to customize your very own Death Trooper! How cool is that? Premium Guild Members can pre-order these now, and the general public gets their chance if there is any left on June 16th. If that wasn't enough, you will also receive a paperback copy of Death Troopers with your bust when they ship this October! For more check out the photo gallery of both pieces, and best of luck with your order.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2010 | 9:44 EDT
Mos Eisly News Brief: Clone Wars Season 2 for Pre-Order!
Relive the action of season 2!Well the time has finally come Troopers. Clone Wars - Season 2 now on DVD and for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com. Now you can relive all 22 Episodes presented in wide screen format. They have also included a behind-the-scenes featurette on each disc and a 64-page production journal too. You can now pre-order it now for $28.99, before it ships on Oct 26. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Droidbait for the tip!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 June 2010 | 9:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: 2 Gentle Giant Mini-busts Revealed!
Two pack? Get me a six-pack!That's right Troopers, not one but two brand spanking new busts for those of us who still collect and enjoy these pieces. This round we get a two-pack of the background characters from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Both Kabe & Muftak look tremendous, and we have to thank our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com for the heads up! Both feature drink in hand and look to have a lot of detail. Head over now to see photos of both new pieces, and we'll update you on pre-order information as we receive it. For more head over to their site for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 June 2010 | 16:33 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Suit up, Joes! The 2010 G.I. Joe Wave 2 is available for Pre-Order at Brian's Toys! Featuring your favorite characters such as Snake Eyes, Zartan, Destro, and Recondo. Also new this week, are the Star Wars Disney 2-packs from Star Tours! Get this part of your Disney and Galactic collection now. Don't forget about the 2010 Vintage-Style Jedi-Con Bounty Hunters 2-Pack. Coming back in stock very soon, so get your pre-order now.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 June 2010 | 18:17 EDT
Sandtrooper Phenix Reports: In Clearance or Rust!
Sliding around the Easy!Went on a major hunt here with a fellow collectors club member to a total of 12 Walmarts and 2 Target stores, Ross, Marshals, TJ-Maxx and two TRU stores. At TRU, I found and scooped a Space Trooper and the Darktrooper Phase 1 for $4.99 WOOT WOOT! TJ Maxx had a few older comic packs for $6.99 (one had the comic book missing out of it) No Walmart store had comic packs on sale but all of them DID have figs on sale for $4.50 but nothing worth buying REALLY. Well I did find a Snow Rex. Ross had a clone Wars clone trooper battle pack that was from Target (forgive me on what it was and the price) they had a few Mighty Muggs there for $4.99 (2 x Gam Guard, Luke in Hoth, and 2 x Obi-Wan (bought one of those) and a few G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs. But the real score for me today was the Titanium ships for $1. Between me and my bro, we bought them all, mine that I got are pictured below.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2010 | 0:39 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Deploy the Clan to Dunk the Gungan!
With a little help from our friends!This past weekend, members of the Manda’galaar and Skirata Clan’s invaded the Paul Blaine Public Library's annual Star Wars Day in Rancho Cucamonga, California. For the past two years they have gone out to lend support to some of the various functions. There were many activities on hand, including the crowd favorite, dunk the Gungan! For more check out the summary and photos from this past weekend. Thanks again to our resident Super-Mando Jaing Skirata for update!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2010 | 0:04 EDT
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2010 | 0:03 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Popping into a Galaxy near You!
Coming right at ya!With all the advances in 3-D movies in this day and age, a kid just might forget to pick up a book every now and then. We are happy to report Avatar isn't the only thing coming at you from a galaxy far, far away. The official site has revealed the Clone Wars in eye-popping 3-D! It is a 64 page book with tons of images from the 2 first seasons of the Clone Wars. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Droidbait for the tip and for further details visit StarWars.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 June 2010 | 16:35 EDT

2010 Vintage Collection: The new Black & White Vintage line is also releasing a second wave, and it includes Anakin Skywalker, Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with Cape, Stormtrooper, Clone Trooper, Magna Guard and Commander Cody; we have them listed as a set of 8 for $79.99, or as a case of 12 for $104.99. We also have singles listed on this wave, priced at $10.99 each.

Star Wars Plushies: We've listed three new 14" tall poseable plush Star Wars figures. Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Yoda are available, priced at $24.99 each. These plush figures make great items for children, too.

Clone Wars: Two new waves have just been announced for the new 2010 Star Wars lines. The Clone Wars Series 02 Revision 01 includes figures like Mace Windu, Commander Gree, Battle Droid Commander, Clone Scout and Kit Fisto, and we have the set of 5 new figures listed at $59.99, with the case of 12 priced at $99.99, and individuals of the new figures at $13.99 (older figure prices may vary).

Star Wars Lightsabers: We've listed two different versions of the Sound & Light Lightsaber Hilts from Japan. Obi-Wan and Darth Vader Lightsaber Hilts are on their way, and we've got them priced at $13.99 each.

Sideshow / Medicom / Hot Toys: We were able to buy up a variety of older inventory from the three companies. Over 100 various items are now in stock, some for the first time ever and some back again for another round. There are a bunch of 1/6 Scale figures.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 June 2010 | 16:26 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Son of a Trooper!
Our very own Boba Brett has shown us a pretty cool YouTube clip of stop motion Lego movies using Star Wars characters that his son is involved with. For more check out their website SnakeStudios.net and click below to check out some of their work! Great job young man and United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 June 2010 | 15:13 EDT
Hasbro Q & A: Catch Up if We Can...
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received a double batch of questions as we attempt to play a little bit of catch up for the past few sessions. I take full responsibility and am very sorry for any trouble this may have caused our readers, as we know this is a highlight for many of you. What are the chances of seeing a forward command center? More comic book 2-pack drama, and much like a Ginsu knife commercial, there's more! Now that we're doing Vader and other characters on vintage cards, will we see some of the better versions of the Sith Lord revisited? Lastly, what's up with the extra holes on the Build A Droid Astromech? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 June 2010 | 10:32 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars X Japanese Robots Exhibition & Launch Party
Taking it to new heights?Super7 celebrates their first collaboration with Lucasfilm with a special release party for the Stormtrooper Super Shogun. Saturday June 12, 2010 marks the date and the Super7 store in San Francisco, CA is the place. According to the press release there will be quite the Star Wars party. "Available at retail for the first time ever, the Super Shogun is a Limited Edition of only 1200 pieces, with many of that quantity already presold to consumers and overseas distributors. This is a one-time production with each Stormtrooper hand numbered on the base of the foot with a unique serial number. Be sure to arrive early, as the first 100 people thorough the door will be given a unique Star Wars themed collectible, which will act as your raffle ticket. A random drawing later in the evening will award a prize package including one of the Super Shogun figures – a $299 value! Come on out to either buy one, or try your luck at winning one!" For more on this story, check out the forums for the complete press release and



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2010 | 13:08 EDT
Sandwatch Live: #54 TLC Zuckuss
With all the Empire Strikes Back hoopla going on, I figured maybe it would be best to switch gears for a bit and take a look at the Zuckuss figure from 2009. With a modified head sculpt and an all new body and backpack, is this the best one they've done yet? For more click below to see if we agree on one of the many highlights of the Empire Strikes Back wave from the Legacy Collection. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2010 | 11:53 EDT
Affliate Update: Free Shipping at TRU.com!
Toys R Us is having a Free Shipping sale on orders over $100. Take advantage of the last day of the Memorial Day blowout, and maybe even fill a few holes in your collection at the same time. For more click below to see if they have anything for you!

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