June 2012

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2012 | 22:16 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Clone Commander Fox Reviewed!
The Clone Wars line has been very limited in 2012 but we have obtained one of the few offerings via eBay and have completed our review. I was forced to take a break from remodeling my collection display to put Clone Wars figure #18 in my scope for inspection. The new figures are few and far in between these days, but you might enjoy the latest review of Clone Commander Fox. See how Phase I and II stack up next to one another and much more!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2012 | 22:07 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Second Set is Uncovered!
Get a good look at Snaggs at JTA!Our friends at Jeditemplearchives have scored a first look at the Snaggletooth featured in the Target Special Action Figure set. The ratio of one good figure for every three is about par for the course in 2012, but it might be a good indicator of how many collectors are around this time next year! For more check out Jeditemplearchives for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2012 | 19:11 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Clone Commander Fox #18!
The few, the rare, the Clone Wars!Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives alerted us to the presence of this figure and now we have it in our hands for inspection. There are quite a few differences in the Phase I vs. Phase II armor. You'll also see the alternating red and white color scheme and for some crazy reason a nifty hole in his back! Check out the first loose shots and stay tuned as we complete the video review that will land on our YouTube channel shortly.

Update: You can check out the update at Galactic Hunter for great photos and commentary from Mike Sullenger. Also, you must see the update to the Yakface toyguide as Jayson couldn't be "out-foxed" and discovered another error from Hasbro!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2012 | 12:01 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The Brian’s Toys newsletter this week features a great selection of new Sideshow pre-orders. The C-3PO and R2-D2 droid duo are together again in the long waited premium format and the sixth scale Bossk figure is a brand new announcement today! Also new is the Medicom VCD Jawa, which looks more realistic to the movie version than the regular caricatured VCD versions.

A new Darth Vader (Reveal to Anakin Skywalker) bust from Illusive Concepts was recently delivered to us. This is one of the few busts we’ve seen in such great condition, but it still has paint wear to Anakin’s head and does not include the original COA. Overall, nothing is broken and displays nicely (albeit kind of scary, as evident to some Brian’s Toys employees being startled as they turned the corner).

Finally, new Masters of the Universe Classics figures (Horde Prime, Snake Man-At-Arms, and Griffin) have arrived along with the Sideshow 12" Tedn & Nalan. Check it all out over at our newsletter.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 June 2012 | 11:55 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Sideshow Bossk Available for Pre-Order!
Get him while you can Troops!The Scum and Villainy line continues with Bossk making his way into the 1/6th scale collection from Sideshow Collectibles. As of this time, the exclusive version is still available and he features an alternate head sculpt that is simply vicious. If the $159.99 price tag is too steep for you at this time, check out the flex-pay option that breaks it down to as little as $53.33 per month! For more visit Sideshow to see the photos and place your order.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2012 | 14:47 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: More Celebration VI Artwork Revealed!
The Official Site has revealed the third round exclusive artwork prints from many of the Star Wars artists, including the work of our good friend Dave Dorman! Click below to see all of the incredible works of art, and try to forecast how much money you'll be spending. Please note the image you see is unfinished art but I can't wait for Breaking Ground: Imperial Base, Moon of Endor to be completed! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 June 2012 | 14:19 EDT

$5000 Giveaway: 'Like' us on Facebook and fill out the quick entry form and you'll be registered to win one of 40+ prizes! First prize is $1500 in store credit, 2nd prize is $500 in store credit (2 winners) - and there are several other denominations.

Sideshow Collectibles: The latest in Sideshow's 12-inch Militaries of Star Wars line is the Utapau Airborne Trooper. It comes with white and orange armor, interchangeable hands and boots, multiple blasters and more. We have it listed at $129.99!

LEGO Star Wars: We have a wide variety of Star Wars Lego Figures now in stock. From Darth vader and Princess Leia to Captain Rex and Ahsoka Tano, there is something for all kinds of Star Wars fans. We have these figures listed at $9.99 - $25.99 each, with more on the way.

Lightsaber Umbrellas: Just a quick note to let you know that we have all three styles of Lightsaber Umbrellas back in stock. Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker are each available, priced at $39.99 apiece.

Transformers Exclusives: Two popular Transformer exclusives came out of the recent Tokyo Toy Show. There is a new Transformers United Black Optimus Prime as well as a Transformers Prime First Edition Clear Voyager Optimus Prime; each figure is listed at $99.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 June 2012 | 23:29 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Star Wars that I Used to Know!
Click below for the latest and greatest Star Wars parody making way across the Internet. It's hard to believe this isn't from Weird Al but no doubt sure to be an instant classic!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 June 2012 | 19:46 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Jedi Force Figures!
Don't be fooled by cheap imitations!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers have just reported back with another round of Jedi Force figures. We can confirm these are new figures and there's no doubt you'll like some the other Prequel and Original Trilogy sets in the brand new photo gallery! You'll note this "classic" set does not have the Target exclusive sticker. Thanks again to our ever-vigilant forces and stay tuned to the innovators not replicators for all your latest breaking Star Wars news. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 June 2012 | 9:31 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Vintage 3-Packs Revealed!
Thanks Gorko!We knew it wouldn't be long before we would find out the other Target 3-packs and thanks to our friend Gorkoracing we now know the others! The Villain Set features Sand People (Tusken Raider), Boba Fett, and new Snaggletooth (Red). While the Android set is a straight repack from the previous 2011 line-up. In any case it would appear we're only seeing two "new" Vintage Collection 3-packs showing up at Target this year. For more check out the cardback photo that just surfaced this morning. Stay tuned for more as soon as our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence can report back. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2012 | 14:14 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Mimobot Series 8 is Here!
Click below for the awesome new clip from our friends at Mimoco to see the highlights of series 8. These are some very sound character choices for celebrating Return of the Jedi, click below to see if one or two are for you!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 June 2012 | 13:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: The Droids you have been Looking For!
Sideshow Collectibles has finally placed the highly anticipated Premium Format C-3PO and R2-D2 Figure set! We can only hope that the 1/4 scale version sells well and the 1/6th scale isn't too far behind. You can also pick up the Exclusive version Premium Format Droid set at this time! Update: The exclusive version is now sold out but you can get a spot on the waitlist for it!

C-3PO and R2-D2 Premium Format Figure set



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 June 2012 | 14:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Return of Star Wars Fan Day at SDCC!
Our friends at Star Wars Action News have sent word on their Fan Club Breakfast at San Diego Comic-Con. If you are headed to the largest pop culture event in the world and can get up early, I'd strongly suggest you attend! "When Lucasfilm ended the Star Wars Fan Club, the long tradition of starting "Star Wars Day" at San Diego Comic Con with the Star Wars Fan Club breakfast went with it. But last year Marjorie and Arnie of Star Wars Action News started a new tradition, the Star Wars Fan Breakfast, and details were just announced for this year's event! There is no cost to go, just pay for what you order, and there will be prizes donated by Star Wars Action News, Sideshow Collectibles, and others!" For more visit their forums to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 June 2012 | 12:52 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Staff Member!
It's been quite some time since we've enlisted any new staff members here at Sandtroopers.com, and needless to say my search hasn't been very easy. When I passed up my own personal ten-year anniversary working for Sandtroopers last month, it was time to bring in some new recruits with fresh ideas. However we usually don't bring in anyone who has four years experience running a website, therefore this was a pretty easy choice to make.

As the old saying goes "When one door closes, another opens" and I really do hope we can produce more than a knock of opportunity. Therefore I'd like to welcome David Delgado, formerly of Echo Base News. We are looking forward to his assistance with our brand of Star Wars news, reviews and events. It's a great opportunity and we hope this is just the beginning of adding not just pieces, but the right pieces that will help us achieve our goals. David has several projects he's planning to unveil over the next few weeks and he'll be huge assistance in West Coast operations.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2012 | 15:03 EDT
Mos Eisely News Brief: Make Sure You are There!
The experience of attending a Star Wars Celebration is like no other and without a doubt you will want to make sure you are there this August 23-26th in Orlando, Florida. Click below for a message from our good friend and one of the many special guests!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2012 | 14:33 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Imperial Banquet & Bash Tickets!
Tickets are nearly gone!If you were one of the thousands of our readers that was planning on attending the 501st Legion's Imperial Banquet & Bash, you might want to get your tickets purchased. At this time the Imperial Banquet is sold out, but you can still purchase tickets for the Imperial Bash at the Rosen Center. For more visit this page to reserve your tickets! This was one of the many highlights of Celebration V, and you certainly don't want to miss any of the fun. Keep in mind this event is for 18 and older, but there is on-site child care available for those of you bringing your kids. As of this post tickets are over 90% sold out! We indeed hope to see some of you there.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 June 2012 | 14:12 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Kotobukiya Information
No good to me expensive!Our friends at Kotobukiya have sent along information regarding their upcoming Boba Fett & Darth Vader Return of the Jedi ARTFX+ statues. Both of these feature interchangeable parts so you can display each in a couple of different poses. Boba Fett will be available in November and Darth Vader should arrive in December of 2012. "ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill." For a better look at these figures, check out our latest photo gallery!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2012 | 23:04 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Gentle Giant Pre-Order & Reveal!
Our friends at Yodasnews have posted a incredible video of the new Vintage Blue Snaggletooth that is now available if you are a Premier Guild Member. Click below to see the clip and the next Celebration VI exclusive from the line as well! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2012 | 22:58 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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This week's Brian's Toys newsletter features a variety of rare Star Wars collectibles. The highlight of the week is three LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series sets that include the Imperial Star Destroyer #10030, X-Wing Fighter #7191, and the TIE Interceptor #7181. The ultimate series are larger and more detailed than the traditional LEGO sets, which makes them a highly sought-after collector item.

A complete Hamilton Star Wars plate collection has also arrived, which features the complete set of plates released by Hamilton from 1977 to 2004. For the Family Guy and Star Wars collectors, there is a set of 3 production drawings from the Blue Harvest special. The pencil drawings are accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Last week's featured item was the Vintage Vinyl Cape Jawa graded 85 overall, but it is the highlight to Brian's Toys NEW YouTube channel. In the video, hosted by Brian, the Vinyl Cape Jawa is seen in High Definition and is given a breakdown of the beauty of the figure as well as some of it's flaws which justify the grade.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2012 | 14:50 EDT
Dewback Preview: Feel Like a Monster?
One of the highlights of Star Wars Celebration would have to be the many fan made props that fill up the exhibitor halls. Click below for the latest creation of Jabba's Rancor from the 501st Legion that will make its debut in Orlando this August! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 June 2012 | 14:49 EDT

$5000 Giveaway: We have just launched a $5,000 Store Credit Giveaway - First prize is a $1500 Store Credit Shopping Spree, and we have 40+ other prizes ranging from $20 to $500. To enter, simply 'Like' us on Facebook and fill out a quick form - the direct link to our facebook page featuring the contest!

Kotobukiya: This list has something for almost everyone. We have the 1/10 Scale ArtFX+ ROTJ Darth Vader at $44.99, an X-Force Wolverine Fine Art Statue at $184.99 ($25 off the MSRP), Silicone Ice Trays featuring the Death Star as well as different Evangelion Angels, all at $9.99 each, model kits from Muv-Luc, Armored Core, Ikaruga and Xenosaga, and Ani-Statues from Evangelion, Yu-Gi-Oh, Infinite Stratos and The Idol Master. There are even two new Alien Tumblers with glow-in-the-dark art, priced at $14.99 each.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2012 | 16:17 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Fighter Pods Series 2
We have a great video to share from Adam Pawlus of Galactic Hunter, as we are simply thrilled seeing him produce videos. Click below for the newest offerings of Fighter Pods that includes the White Boba Fett you're all going to have to have!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2012 | 15:20 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Ewok & Yavin Pilot Packages!
One word: Exciting!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has provided us with new packaged and loose images of the upcoming Toys R Us exclusive multipacks. The new Ewok Pack includes: Flitchee, Nanta, Teebo, Kneesa, and Tippet. The Yavin Pilot Pack includes: Tiree, Jek Porkins, R5-D4, Davish Krail and "Mauler" Mithel (Vader's Left Wing TIE Pilot). The hot rumor is each set is limited to 30,000 pieces and will be available on August 1st at $34.99 each. For more check out the latest photo gallery and stay tuned as we continue to try to keep you up to speed before San Diego Comic-Con, United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 June 2012 | 14:57 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Commander Fox Uncovered!
Will there be anything left?Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have unearthed the first photo of the upcoming Commander Fox Clone Wars figure. While this isn't the first we've heard of the figure, there's no question this is the first we've seen of him. We really have to wonder why Hasbro isn't putting more emphasis on generating new Clone Wars figures seeing as the TV show is such a huge success? For more visit Jeditemplearchives to see the image and get the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 June 2012 | 14:48 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Power Droid Dissection!
Our friends at Yakface.com have confirmed the Power Droid offered in the new Target Special Action figure set is indeed a new sculpt. Click below for an amazing breakdown to see how Jayson was able to make this conclusion by putting it next the the previous three offerings. Another huge thanks to the crew and forum members at JediDefender.com for their great observation and assistance in putting together this photo. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2012 | 19:46 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Fighter Pod Sets!
Here is more kids stuff!We have several new packaged images of the new Fighter Pods assortment two. There are seven mini-figures included with the X-Wing and Imperial Shuttle sets, and a four pack for that friend you're trying to get hooked! It would also appear that Hasbro is making an attempt to appeal to the collector because I think I see a Prototype Boba Fett in there? There is a unique blend of Original Trilogy and Prequel characters to get your battle on, for more check out the latest photo gallery. Stay tuned as our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers are working double-time to help you to collect and serve! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2012 | 19:45 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Starkiller TVC #100
Our young recruit Nabil was able to find a few of the new Vintage Collection figures, and there's no doubt Starkiller is one of the best offerings of the wave. Click below for his review to reassure yourself you'll be adding this to your collections!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2012 | 19:41 EDT
Update from Toy Hutt: Legacy Collection Restock!
We have just restocked a great selection of hard to find Legacy Collection figures from 2008 & 2009. We also have a huge assortment of Battle Packs, Evolutions & Droid Factory sets in case you missed them. Grab them before they are gone Toy Hutt fans!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 June 2012 | 0:07 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Yet another
1 Trick Dewback my A#$!The latest TVC Target Exclusive 3-pack has been revealed in our forums! The set includes R5-D4, Death Star Droid & Power Droid. There is also a new photo of the upcoming TVC / Lost Line Jar Jar Binks in the latest gallery! Would you have rather seen these on single cards first? Are these a must have for your collection or more of the same? Sound off and let us know your thoughts, United We Find. Thanks again to gorkoracing for the Intel!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 June 2012 | 14:07 EDT
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Admiral Motti Details!
I find your lack of faith disturbing!As reported a couple of days ago, we now have the details concerning the upcoming Admiral Motti minibust from Gentle Giant. This bust is a convention exclusive, not a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, meaning that they may have a small quantity of these pieces available at CVI as well. "Admiral Motti was head of the Imperial Naval operations aboard the Death Star. Motti was overly-confident in his belief that the Death Star was invulnerable to any threat posed by the Rebel Alliance. He was even arrogant enough to openly question Darth Vader for his failure to locate a secret Rebel base. For this, Vader Force-choked Motti, only to have Grand Moff Tarkin intervene at the last moment, ordering the Dark Lord to relent. This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. We hope you enjoy it." Check out the photo gallery we have for this product!


Details:

  • Admiral Motti Mini Bust - $80

  • Edition Size: 1,200

  • The piece will be available for pre-order when they announce it.

  • Pre-order link

  • Richard LeParmentier will be at their booth in San Diego, signing these busts for whoever buys one.

  • The C.O.A. are all signed by him also, thanks again to Coolwaters Productions!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2012 | 13:09 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Julian out - Ernie In!
    Love to costume? Love the Ghostbusters? Love partying and dancing all night? Love a great deal on toys, comics, cards and more? Love a good panel? Love FREE play on 80's video arcade games? Love a hot burlesque show? Then you will love Cyphan! Be there July 27-29 and meet Ernie Hudson along with hundreds of the best fans in geekdom! We regret to inform actor Julian Glover will not be in attendance at the upcoming show due to prior contract obligations. We are sorry and apologize for any inconvenience.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 June 2012 | 0:53 EDT
    Sandwatch Sneak Peek: The Next Gentle Giant Exclusive?
    Choke on this!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence Troopers have turned up an exclusive image of Star Wars actor Richard LeParmentier but what is more interesting is the fact that appears to be a Admiral Motti minibust that has its back to us in the photo! It's not clear if this is an exclusive but we'll be all over this like stink on Bantha poo-doo, stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com as we try to get more information on this one. Thanks again to our spy who slipped this shot out the back door of their studio yesterday!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 June 2012 | 21:14 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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    Vintage-Style Wave 13 (the set has Starkiller, Shae Vizla, Oddball, General Tarkin, and Nikto) has landed at Brian's Toys. The case came packed with Darth Malgus, so there may be a few of him in stock as well.

    A Darth Vader Legend Edition Helmet from eFX has also been acquired. This Helmet is limited to 250, and differs from it's Limited Edition counterpart because it retains the dings and scrapes from the original movie helmet prop. The Limited Edition has those defects removed. This piece was made to be rare and is currently home to about 249 collectors.

    Brian's Toys has also been receiving large shipments of older discontinued Star Wars toys from action figures to vehicles to even Master Replicas! Visit the site and check out as many sections as you can, because it seems like every action figure imaginable has been restocked! Click through to our website.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 June 2012 | 13:51 EDT
    Sandwatch Live: Ready for Shoot-A-Trooper?
    "If you are attending Star Wars Celebration VI, experience the chance to fire a weapon at the the empire's finest. This is a fundraising event located in the main exhibit hall at CVI to benefit the Peter Mayhew Foundation. Where else can you go to shoot at a Stormtrooper?"




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 June 2012 | 23:23 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Free Star Wars 2-Pack!
    We are now offering a free Star Wars figure 2-pack with every pre-paid 3 day pass purchase! Only the first 500 people will receive one of the following: Star Wars Celebration IV Convention Action Figure 2-Pack or Star Wars Dark Horse Comics Action Figure 2-Pack. We have two great Star Wars guests as Dave Barclay (Jabba the Hutt) and Stephen Costantino (Gammorean Guard) will be in attendance and signing autographs for fans. Plus John Morrison (WWE), Burt Ward (Batman), Dean Cain (Superman) and many others from pop culture will be at the show this upcoming July 27-29! For ticket and hotel information visit their website for the




    Posted by: Nabil | 12 June 2012 | 14:23 EDT
    Sandwatch Live: When You Wish Upon a Star!
    I had the great honor and opportunity to go on stage with the cast of the Clone Wars during the Star Wars Weekends show "Behind the Force" at Disney. I really lucked out and got to play the Bounty Hunter Bossk! Big thanks to James Arnold Taylor for the chance of a lifetime.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 June 2012 | 14:10 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Weekends Week IV!
    Thanks Dan!It's been another great year for Star Wars weekends and our very own Nabil had the time of his life yesterday for the final day. It was a weekend of great fun that included being selected to go on stage for the "Behind the Force" event! For more check out the full report and thanks again to Imperial Correspondent Dan Curto for his assistance with photos and video. We also want to wish Happy Anniversary Dan, you old hound! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2012 | 23:31 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Season 5 Preview is Live!
    The Season 5 trailer shown last month at Star Wars Weekends has resurfaced in high quality for your viewing pleasure. Click below to see what's yet to come if you haven't already!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2012 | 23:30 EDT

    Trade Federation M.T.T.: M.T.T. (Multi Troop Transport) - a Monster set - priced at $159.99!

    This incredible TRADE FEDERATION M.T.T. vehicle will take you to new heights of realistic Star Wars action! Just like the vehicles that deployed wave after wave of Battle Droids in the Battle of Naboo, this massive MULTI TROOP TRANSPORT vehicle’s forward hatch opens and releases the motorized troop deployment rack, which can hold the 16 battle-posed INFANTRY DROID figures that come with it! Side hatches open to reveal racks for your 20 blasters. 4 PILOT DROID figures complete the TRADE FEDERATION MTT vehicle’s crew, but also included is a fierce OBI-WAN KENOBI figure with lightsaber! The electronic battle and Droid sounds will make the action all the more intense as you fire the vehicle’s missile launchers and pivot the cannons in battle.

    • Battle Droids deploy from massive TRADE FEDERATION MTT vehicle’s motorized troop deployment rack!
    • Includes 20 BATTLE DROID figures: 16 INFANTRY DROID and 4 PILOT DROID figures!
    • 20 blasters!
    • Includes 1 OBI-WAN KENOBI figure with lightsaber.
    • Lights and sounds!
    • Firing missile launchers!
    • Pivoting cannons!
    • Front hatch opens to release troop deployment rack.
    • Side hatch opens to reveal blaster racks.
    • Upper hatch opens to access storage space.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 June 2012 | 23:25 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Help the Diorama Workshop at CVI!
    "The Star Wars Diorama Workshop, a fixture at Star Wars Celebration events since 2002, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by producing the largest ever diorama display featuring a Return to Tatooine. But rather than just building a Mos Eisley diorama like a decade ago, this year’s version will feature the entire planet spread out over 400 linear feet of tables, and covering both the original and prequel trilogies.

    Once again, Frank D'iorio and his hardworking crew are soliciting fellow fans to send in Tatooine-related figures, ships, or creatures, or a contribution to help buy the necessary total so that every youngster who takes part in building the diorama will be able to take home his or her piece plus at least one accompanying toy."
    For the address to send your donations and much more, visit the forums for the




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 June 2012 | 1:24 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Sandtastic RotJ Behind the Scenes!
    A recent video on YouTube has surfaced that features nearly eight minutes of behind the scenes footage from Return of the Jedi. This was a hot topic of discussion a few weeks back at Motor City Comic-Con, click below to see the clip filmed in Sand-O-Vision!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2012 | 23:44 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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    This week sees a nice selection of vintage R2-D2 figures from Popy to Habert to Takara! Also, check out some of the price reductions on select vintage figures. A PROTOTYPE Micro Collection Millennium Falcon is also for sale. This item will be a must-have for collectors looking for the rarest Star Wars collectibles. For more Star Wars including recent restocks and a new Sideshow "Hunt for the Jedi" Diorama visit our website.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2012 | 23:42 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Hunt for the Jedi is On!
    The latest diorama is now available from Sideshow Collectibles, click below to see if you might want to add the Hunt for the Jedi to your collections! "Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the 'Hunt for the Jedi' - Shaak Ti VS General Grievous Diorama, depicting their near-deadly clash at the Battle of Hypori. The detailed sculpture captures the intensity of the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Dark Side."

    Shaak Ti VS General Grievous Diorama


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2012 | 23:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper Spotlight: Enter the Petranaki Arena!
    Get in the Ring!Our good friend and Master LEGO builder ACPin is back from a bit of a hiatus to deliver his celebration of Attack of the Clones that is celebrating a ten year anniversary this year. Check out his latest creation to get into the battle! "The Petranaki arena, also known as the Arena of Justice and commonly referred to as the Geonosian execution arena, was brought about by both a need for entertainment in the rigid Geonosian society, and an efficient way of disposing of otherwise resource-draining prisoners. The most popular attractions used deadly beasts in combat, resulting in the extinction of some of the more crowd pleasing creatures on Geonosis."



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2012 | 23:34 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: More Guests Announced!
    The guest list continues to grow as several new additions were made to the lineup this week. If you haven't made your reservations for Florida, now is the time! The latest guests will be: Amy Allen (Aayla Secura), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter), Christopher Malcolm (Zev Senesca), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Whitesun/Lars). We are absolutley thrilled to hear Kenny Baker is well enough to make the trip! United We Find.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 June 2012 | 23:25 EDT

    4700 Item Sale: We've reduced prices 15% to 20% on over 4700 older items! We have 40 featured items and the 4700 other items are sorted by discount on our sale menu. You can also just browse your favorite menus and sales prices will be displayed there as well.

    Vintage Collection: We have some singles available after sorting our latest shipment of Star Wars Vintage 2012 figures. These include VC28 Rebel Pilot Wedge, VC53 Bom Vindin, VC51 Bariss Offee, VC95 Episode V Luke Skywalker, VC93 Episode IV Darth Vader and VC87 Luke Skywalker. if you had previously missed any of these figures, now is a great time to pick them up. They and other single figures are listed at $7.00 - $13.99 each.

    SDCC Exclusives: A nice batch of minimates & minifigures including Battle Beasts, Amazing Spider-Man, Walking Dead, Avengers vs X-Men, Batman, and a Star Wars R2-R9 Bank.

    Star Wars Giclees: Four new art pieces are now up for pre-order under the Star Wars Menu. Alderaan By Moonlight and Endor Rally are listed at $79.99 each, while Generations and TIE Fighter Pilot are listed at $112.99 each.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 June 2012 | 14:32 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: SDCC Carbon Freezing Chamber!
    Put the Gungan into Carbon Freeze!The team at Hasbro have released a couple of new images for the exclusive Carbon Freezing Chamber that will be available at Sand Diego Comic-Con. The "Lost Line" figures make a great six pack, as most are new sculpts. Also keep in mind this is the only place you can score the Jar Jar in carbonite figure! For more check out the latest photo gallery, United We Find.



    Posted by: Nabil | 6 June 2012 | 14:15 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Dave Filoni to attend last SWW!
    Last of the Star Wars Weekends!We're down to our last weekend of Star Wars Weekends and what better way to end the festivities this year by having Bounty Hunter weekend with the celebrities who brought characters to life such as Boba Fett, Aurra Sing & Asajj Ventress? Two of these guests were featured in the live action films and the Clone Wars series. They have also made another cool addition as Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni will be attending this last weekend of 2012, but only for two days. For more information Starwars.com and make sure to book a day to visit Hollywood Studios and meet Dave!



    Posted by: Nabil | 5 June 2012 | 13:04 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars 1313 Video
    The E3 event on Spike TV has aired and shown all of us the latest gaming technology that we'll be expecting throughout the next couple of years. The game we're all going to care about is the new Star Wars 1313 for the next gen systems. Here's a clip from E3 showing cut scenes and game play footage. This game is also to be rated M, and if I'm not mistaken a first for Star Wars video games.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 June 2012 | 12:42 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Day III
    See you next year Troopers!It's taken us a couple of days to recover from Star Wars Day III at the Joliet Public Library event. Usually a library is a place for studies and silence, however when Darth Vader and the 501st Legion arrives, all that changes! For more check out the full report from last weekend. Thanks again to Roger Burns and the staff at the Joliet Public Library for being such great hosts.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 June 2012 | 12:28 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Day III
    The Joliet Public Library held their third annual Star Wars Day June 2, 2012. The entire city was taken over by the 501st Legion as the Midwest Garrison put on an incredible display with help from the Rebel Legion (Midwest Base) & Droid Builder Groups. Click below for a the arrival of the 501st, Imperial Cadet training and much more from the event on Saturday! United We Find.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 June 2012 | 12:28 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Curto is Burning!
    You can't mess with the Master son!Our good friends Dan Curto & James Burns are back with some "ill communication" for all of us to download and enjoy once again. "We’ve heard you missed us, so we're back! Dan Curto and James Burns are back in the saddle again with an all-new podcast, picking up right where we left off. Listen in to the first show at our new home, complete with the latest news and reviews. We check in with show regular guest Steve Sansweet from Rancho Obi-Wan to get the inside scoop on his latest action figure book, Justin LaSalata gets collectors excited for the Celebration VI exclusive collectibles, and Fanboys director Kyle Newman stops by for his feedback on The Vintage Collection Ben Qaudinaros action figure he made possible; plus, find out how to get a signed figure in our first-ever contest! It's all part of the first official Curto Burns Collectors Cast!"



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 June 2012 | 12:27 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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    Collectors should be scrambling for the new 12-Back vintage AFA figures over at Brian's Toys. Be one of the lucky few to get the extremely hard-to-find Han Solo 12-Back Large Head graded AFA 90! Other characters include Princess Leia, Death Squad Commander, Darth Vader, and more. Submit a pre-order for the next Vintage-Style Wave 14 figures, which come in regular vintage-style and a new retro-style packaging. Or order the new Licensed Artwork from artists Steve Thomas and Christian Waggoner. For more of the latest Star Wars collectibles, visit our website.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 June 2012 | 0:47 EDT
    Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Republic Dropship Deployed!
    Read you loud and clear Commander!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel reported the Republic Attack Dropship way back in January of this year, now our overseas operative commanderphoenix has it in his possession. While we only wish a full scale version of the Dropship would someday be realized, you can now deploy your Clone Troopers in a whole new way! For more check out the photo gallery that shows off every detail. United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2012 | 20:53 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Ready for Star Wars Day!
    Class is about in session!We have been working all day getting prepared for the third annual Star Wars Day here in Joliet, IL. The set up has been an all day long process but we're getting close to a museum style exhibit as we're on the scene to provide back-up firepower to the Midwest Garrison. Stay tuned for a complete report but until then check out the first photo gallery that includes a life-sized Mos Eisley Cantina!



    Posted by: The_Josh | 1 June 2012 | 14:53 EDT
    Sideshow Collectibles Teases New 1:6th Darth Vader
    Today via their Facebook page Sideshow Collectibles teases a brand new Darth Vader figure which hopefully will be at Comic-Con 2012. Obviously as of now there are no details other than the image which you can check out in our New 1:6th Darth Vader Thread Thread.


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2012 | 0:22 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Now Paying Top Dollar!
    Are you looking to sell part of your collection? Want to save time and money? Save yourself the hassle and contact Brian's Toys. They will pay top dollar for your toys and collectibles. They have been buying back toys for over 15 years and have recently made big changes to their program to ensure you get more value for your collection than ever before. Noted highlights: Over 1,500 buylist prices increased, 25% extra trade-in credit, consignment opportunities, and free shipping on the first package shipped (certain restrictions apply). For more details, check out the new buylist section.


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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 June 2012 | 0:18 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: New Classic Character Adventure Pack!
    The next cute thing!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has just turned up a new Jedi Force set that will have Original Trilogy fans jumping for joy. The Classic Character Adventure Pack includes Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and a Jawa! I must say it's great to see six of the original twelve make the cut, as our youth is indeed our collecting future. For more check out our latest photo gallery for the latest Target exclusive. Stay tuned as we continue to scavenge the Outer Rim for new product. United We Find.