|Star Wars OTC Vintage Style 12?:|
2 More Cases to arrive on Monday.
Boba Fett $35.99
Luke Skywalker $35.99
McFarlane?s Sportspicks NFL Series 8:
Tim Brown Black Jersey $11.00
Ahman Green Green Jersey $11.00
Torry Holt White Jersey $11.00
Jamal Lewis White Jersey $15.99
Jamal Lewis Purple Jersey $11.99
Peyton Manning Blue Jersey $13.99
Steve McNair Blue Jersey $10.99
|Lord of the Rings:|
Only 3 Left
Deluxe Poseable Fell Beast $25.99
Includes Ringwrath Rider
Huge G.I Joe Sale until 8/5/04:
Valor vs. Venom all figures $5.99
Spy Troops all figures $5.00
G.I. Joe vs. Cobra all figures $5.00
Alpha Vehicles as low as $7.00
Serpentor Mini Bust $44.99
Snake Eyes Statue $47.99
Storm Shadow Artist Proof Mini Bust $29.99
Scarlett Mini Bust $24.99
|“I have a toy report for today so here we go:|
Target (Waukegan, IL): “has VOTC Han, Leia, & Obi-Wan for $9.99 each. They also had 3 Unleashed Slave Leias & 3 Unleashed Obi-Wans for $14.99 each. The bottom left corners of the cards were bent which was probably caused by how they were packed inside the case.
K-mart (Zion, IL): “has Galactic Heroes 2-packs. The 12-inch VOTC Luke is still on the top shelf from last week.
TRU (Gurnee, IL):“has both Jedi Council 3-packs in OTC packaging & the OTC Millennium Falcon. I also saw our resident scalper asking employees if someone he knew was working today. I think he was asking for someone “named Jim.
Wal-mart (Gurnee, IL): I picked up the only VOTC 12-inch fig remaining on the shelf & it was the Stormtrooper. The scalper I saw at TRU probably bought the rest. Every thing else was old Saga figs.
Target (Gurnee, IL): “had the same figs from last week.”
|“Well just reporting in for central Texas. My local Target has reset the toy aisles and now has shelf space for OTC vehicles $17.99, OTC Millennium Falcon $49.99, Unleashed $14.99, OTC 12-inch $29.99 and VOTC figures $9.99. They did put out 2 cases of VOTC Wave one with all Ben, Han and Leia this week. Also they have some Clone Wars Cartoon figs left for $3.48 each now. My TRU is the only OTC spot in town still for Ships; they have most of them all now. Got a case of Falcons last week. But still no OTC figures. Both my Wal-Mart?s are D-E-A-D, dead. Nothing new in those spots for quite a while. Maybe sometime soon. Well just wanted to give a report. Hunt'em down Troops.”|
|“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. First of all, a big Happy 4th Birthday to the best SW site out there. Well, something good has come out of me being temporary disabled for the past 4 months. I was able to attend Comic-Con last Thursday and Friday via a wheel chair and an awesome Disabled Services staff at the Convention Center. I had a 4-day pass but skipped Sat and Sun due to no hotel rooms at a reasonable price and to anticipated crowds where it was going to be hard to maneuver about. Also rooms were scarce because the USS Reagan was landing in San Diego that Friday. Here is my belated but extended post of my experience at Comic-Con.|
First off, normally you have to wait in line just to get your badge for the show. By being disabled, I was escorted by a staff member to the Disabled Services Area inside the convention center right outside one of the exhibit doorways. They had a runner go upstairs to get my and my other half's badges. The door's to the exhibit hall was to open at 10:00 a.m. but they allowed disabled people to enter about 10 minutes early. Also what was cool is that a lot of the exhibitors allowed me to go in front for giveaways and purchases.
My first stop Thurs was to get the Silver Sandtrooper. They only allowed 2 per person for the show and they punched your badge noting the purchase. Next, I went for the SW giveaways (poster, unleashed backer card, and galactic hero biker scout). Again, they only allowed 1 each of the free items and marked your badge. As to the Unleashed backer card, you did not have a choice from the 3 available. Whatever box they opened, the whole box was just one character and distributed all before opening another box. Then in succession, I went to get the free Lego Mini TIE Fighter, Stormtrooper miniature fig, and Topps cards. For these last three giveaways, they did not punch or mark your badge so you could probably have gone back to get more.
Then for the rest of Thurs we checked out all the display booths and went for the raffle tickets to earn the right to purchase some of the Con exclusives. The Hasbro and Lucas booths were huge. The main highlight was the actual size X-wing fighter on display. They also had large size vehicles hanging above and large bust statues of Boba Fett and Animated Yoda. There were about 4 display cases showing a lot of the OTC stuff out or due to come out. Again, they had a booth where you could pose as an action figure with the OTC background card behind you. As to the raffles on Thurs, we had no luck.
Since on Thurs I obtained all my SW giveaways and my limit on the Silver Sandtrooper, I went for the raffles again. This time I got lucky. I won both raffles for Gentle Giant. I was able to purchase the Luke Stormtrooper Mini Bust and the Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups. Even better yet, when I got home and opened the Rebellion Bust-ups, I discovered I had scored the variant glow in the dark set. As to non-SW raffles, I also won the raffle for Mattel and purchased the She-Ra and Batman exclusives. Lastly, I went by the Wizard/Toyfare booths where if you answer a trivia question, you get to spin a wheel for free stuff. They ask you what topic and of course I said SW. Then they asked me Original Trilogy or new movies and I said Original. They asked me to name 3 bounty hunters and I quickly answered Boba Fett, Bossk, and IG-88 and won a Toyfare exclusive 1/2 comic book. Did stop by Entertainment Earth and saw the EP3 t-shirt they were giving away for their trivia contest but I wasn't present for that contest. All in all we had a great time because we didn't waste a lot of time waiting in long lines.
As to store sightings, I finally found the Target glasses with Anakin and Luke X-wing. Still no sign of Leia. Also Target had the Lego Falcon and I finally scored my first 2 OTC figs. (Dagaboh Luke Up-right and Chewie) K-mart received the Ask Yoda. TRU also got the Ask Yoda and Beanies. Wal-Mart still is empty. OTC basic figs are very scarce. Happy Hunting to all.”
|“Well I'm back home and it's good to be here! Love the new look of the site, great work! Back in the big city of Killeen, TX, it looks like our TRU has been busy while I have been away.... they have the new OTC Falcon, the "Ask Me" Yoda, a bunch of the other OTC ships, but no OTC Figs yet, or they were all snagged up already! They also have some more SAGA figs out, the J'Quille wave to be exact. Target has nothing but stale Hoth Rebels and a few old HoF figs and a few Cartoon figs still at the reduced price. Wal-Mart still has about 25+ Zam Wessell from 2002 choking the pegs...that's all the new news from Central Texas, Starfox signing out....”|
|“The "New" Is back in Jersey. Stopped by Target in Marlton N.J. after work and picked up VOTC Leia. They had one Obi, and Han. They also had Falcons, Ties, and all three 12-inch Boba with his pretty blue suit and when I got home My VOTC Vader came from Alliance Collectibles. SWEET.”|
|“Greetings again from a scorching hot SoCal! Was able to drop by the Rosemead K-Mart this morning before going to the gym and spotted some restocked VOTC this time with Luke and the rest of the cast of characters. There was one OTC (/) Ask Yoda and they were just stocking the Galactic Heroes as well. That's all for now so be good to each other and fight the good fight. Peace, out!”|
|“It?s been a while. I?ve been on vacation with the wife and padawans. Anyway, went to the big apple and found some stuff at the TRU in Times Square. They had the Jedi Council scene 1, VOTC Ben, Han, and Leia and the OTC sabers. I passed on all of these, as they were priced too high. On the way home to Wisconsin we stopped in the town of Elyria, Ohio and found the new Falcon. I got one and it does in fact look cool although I haven?t opened it yet. They also had the usual stuff plus two RED Unleashed Clone Troopers. I didn?t pick them up, but they might still be there. Take care and MTFBWY!”|
|Action-HQ has the new Vintage OTC Figures! Bringing the best to you first, weeks in advance are Darth Vader and Yoda. Also this week, Transformers SuperLink SC-08 Saber and Energon MM-01 Street Action Mini-Con Team. Plus Dragon Ball, Rockman, Harry Potter and more!|
|How many times have you wished that you could sound just like Darth Vader? Hundreds of times as a kid and maybe even more so now as a grown adult. Well, now your dreams of sounding just like Darth Vader are about to become a reality. Hasbro has recently announced the new Darth Vader Voice Changer. It features a realistic helmet and chest plate, the ability to change your voice to sound like Darth Vader's, and it even does the famous breathing sound of him. This is something I am definitely going to have to pick up for myself. This is scheduled to be released in November 2004, and will be available for purchase at StarWarsShop.com. Read more about this here.|
|“Well, after an exhausting 14-store toy and scalper hunt, RyantheHutt and I came up with some solid leads. Looks like everything is close to drying up in the Grand Rapids area. Targets however have seemed to gotten their act together and started pulling in the new stuff. I scored the 12-inch vintage Boba Fett at the Alpine Target. This is one cool fig! I don't get into the line, but this was worth the $'s. They also had the 12-inch Stormtroopers as well, along with the X-wing Luke and Anakin glasses. No Leia glasses as of yet. As mentioned earlier, they did have a bunch of the Han, Ben, and Leia VOTC's.... still no Luke's. On a side note, the Jenison Target had the Transformers Unicron on clearance for $19.99. For new stuff, Wal-Mart?s are as dry as a bone. Not only that, but it's beginning to get discouraging with seeing the same bent up Bar2 and Ultra C-3PO on the pegs week after week. The TRU's we hit had an abnormally huge amount of Darth TIE fighters. Between the two, I'd say we saw well over 20. Still some POTJ figs popping out of the cracks and making their way to the shelves. No OTC figs at all. Lots of the 4-packs and Jedi-Councils though. Our Kaybee has come up more than empty. Both the 3-packs and the 12-inch Gamorrean Guard is on clearance there. Buy one clearance item get second 50% off. There are still a lot of really old Saga figs on the pegs....just in case anyone is still looking. Meijers is standing firm, but barely. Found a few OTC figs (Wave I) at the Alpine Meijers including the Vader I needed to complete the first 11. Yoda, Han, R2, X-wing Luke, and Jedi Luke remained on the pegs. Yesterday, found some more VOTC Luke's at my local Meijers and hooked up some of the troopers who had been looking for these. As I find more, I'll try and contact those on my "waiting list" who had inquired about a trade when I had some available. All the stores had the cheapy OTC lightsabers as well. If anyone can hook a trooper up, I'm in serious need of a 300th Boba Fett as well as still looking for the vintage and POTF2 Y-wings. Maybe my only chance is the OTC Y-wing coming out? Anyway, hit me up if you have something! Sandtroopers Jetfire and RyantheHutt out!”|
|“Boba-Brett with a bounty report from nearby the Rocky River, Ohio system. |
Wal-mart: “in Avon had about a dozen of Tanus Spijek, an OTC R2-D2 Dagobah swamp, a single OTC Chewie, and A lone OTC Darth Vader and older waves consisting of the Executor Wave and Jabba's palace wave and the HOF wave w/ black stands.
Target: “in Avon had the same old tired Animated clone wars figs.YAWN!
K-mart: “in Westlake had remnants of the HOF wave with clear stands and 2 OTC vintage 12-inch Luke. I passed on him though...too bad no Boba-Fett or Stormie. Boba-Brett out!”
|The Silver Sandtrooper has been made available to Hyperspace members at StarWarsShop.com. My guess is memberships will be on the rise the next few days. Get bent over like the rest, and you too can score up to three Silver Sandtroopers. |
Thanks to S.C.A.L.P. Trooper J Loud for the tip, and I won't print what you wrote about Hyperspace J, I'm sure everyone feels just like you!
|“It has been some time since I last posted on the site, as moving creates such distraction and stress. Stores out here in So Cal are barren, or filled with the same stuff from last year. We have seen some of the new lightsabers, Jedi Council 3-pack, TIE, X-wing, and Vader's TIE, but not much else in the way of figures.|
I did want to let everyone know that I have 4 of the new OTC figures that I have extras of, and would like to trade them, or sell at cost plus shipping. I have the Biker Scout, Lobot, Leia Death Star, and Cloud Car Pilot. All 4 in excellent C-9.5 condition. Each were $5.50 + tax. I was unable to make the trek to the Comic Con this year, so I missed the Silver Sandtroopers. According to the star wars shop, they are available through their site to hyperspace members only for $9.99. I was hoping someone out there could get me 2 of them since I am not a member. I would like to trade straight up if possible. Email me if interested.
Lastly, I have the 1st 20 OTC figures released and was wondering how many have been found to date. I was under the impression that there were 23 so far, but am hoping someone knows for sure. Email me if you know.”
VOTC - Princess Leia
VOTC - Han Solo
VOTC - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Unleashed - Clone Trooper
X-Wing: Red Leader $19.99 Clearance
Skirmish at Carkoon 4-pack
Jedi Warriors 4-pack
Garindan 12" Figure Saga
Jawa 2-pack 12" Saga
Obi-Wan Kenobi 12" Saga
12" Inch Leia Boushh Disguise
OTC - Millennium Falcon
VOTC - 12" Boba Fett
VOTC - 12" Stormtrooper
VOTC - 12" Luke Skywalker
Endor Ambush 4-pack
Jedi Council - Scene IV
Exclusives 3-pack Sacul, Silver Boba, Silver R2-D2
Darth Vader - ROTJ Vintage Figure
Vintage Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight - Mint Original Return of the Jedi Package (1983)
Star Wars 12" Figures 4-Pack
Romba - POTF Vintage Action Figure
Power of the Jedi Series I 3-Pack
Vintage Tri-pod Laser Cannon
Sy Snootles & Max Rebo Band - Vintage
Acklay Beast - AOTC
Episode I Figures 11-pack
Death Star Trooper - Freeze Frame
AT-AT Driver - Freeze Frame Card
Set of 3 Mail-Ins: Obi, Mace & Han
Stars Wars Mail-In Set: Kabe and Muftak
Troop Builder Set: Sandtroopers, Rebel Troopers, Endor Troopers
Special Edition Return of the Jedi: Max Rebo and Doda Bodonawieedo
Scanning Trooper (Sealed to Yellow Card)
POTJ 300th Boba Fett
POTJ - Palm Talkers Complete set
|“Can anyone help with VOTC Luke? Read all the reports of some fellow troopers finding the VOTC Luke at Meijers. Do not have a Meijers in My area, and was hoping a fellow trooper can help me acquire a VOTC Luke. Local Wal-Mart has about 5 lobot, 5 bespin leia, and a few others. TRU New OTC Vehicles except Millenium Falcon, no new OTC or VOTC though. If anyone can Help Please let me know. "Revenge of the Sith" How Awesome is that?”|
|Just when you thought it was exciting enough to hear what the new title for Episode 3 is, Hasbro came to the plate releasing a new image of what the EP3 basic figure packaging will look like. Read more about this here.|
|Revenge of the Sith will be the official title for the third and final installment into the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Read more about this here, and be sure to talk about this in our forum.|
|“I have more news from the deserts of AZ, the Target on Hampton & Power in Mesa has some new OTC figs, there was holo Ben, Dagobah Luke, Yoda, Vader, Leia, Han and many more! All my other stops proved to be most fruitless?that's all for now, I'll post more when I get back to Texas...Starfox signing out...”|
|“Sandtrooper Jetfire reporting in on last weekend's trip to Traverse City as well as what's going on down in the Grand Rapids Area: Sandtrooper Ryan the Hutt will be checking the Traverse City area out this weekend as well so we'll be able to see if there's been any kind of change at all over the past week. |
The Traverse City TRU was the only place that really scored any type of VOTC or OTC toys. They had the Han, Ben, and Leia VOTC in very limited #'s. However, they were very plentiful with the Darth TIE's, regular TIE's, and the X-wing. The Wal-Mart had a J'Quille as well as a few of the Tanus Spijek. A lot of the Executor Wave and HOF Wave as well. Target was really disappointing. They seem to be getting plenty of the new lightsabers (both the hanging on a peg kind and boxed kind) but nothing else. Lots of Animated Clone Wars figs on clearance at just over $6, but how many Dookus, Anakins, and Maces could one really want? Also quite a few Hoth Hans (brown coat) as well. Meijers, which has been helping me out down in the Grand Rapids Area, was really disappointing? all R1-G4's and Hoth Rebel Troopers.
The Grand Rapids area has been fairing a bit better as of late. Meijers has been my main source for OTC and VOTC figs. Both the Holland and Grandville Meijers (thanks for the heads up Ryan the Hutt) have had a good supply of these figs. All 4 of the VOTC released to date have been found at Mejiers along with the first 11 of the OTC regular figs. The Holland TRU has had two of the VOTC figs, as well as the Darth TIE, regular TIE and X-wing, but also the new talking Yoda. He's kind of fun, but not really truly interactive (try that interactive Stich that I found at Kay-Bee if you want to have a fun conversation!). This TRU also had the new Jedi Council packs. Also lots of POTJ figs (BoShek, Teebo, R4) popping on to the shelves. On talking with my contact at this TRU, it seems that the TRU's on this half of the state ran out of the limited VOTC figs they had. He confirmed with both the computer and store manager that they wouldn?t be getting more anytime soon. The Alpine TRU has tame story with the POTJ figs as in Holland, but nothing really new except Darth's TIE and the Jedi Council packs. Wal-Mart?s have pretty well continued to suck...only exception was the one on Alpine that had 4 regular OTC figs. The guys I talked to there said that they only received 4 total! I begged and pleaded to see more were in back, but they said no. Four figs total? Don't these things come in a CASE? My guess is that they're in league with a local comic/toy store and they were gone before hitting the shelf. Local Targets continue to suck...same story as the one up in Traverse City. Did find a bent up Animated Yoda on clearance though...he now resides on my desk at work. The Holland K-mart, which usually has NADA scored me the Galactic Hero 2-packs. Three of the four were present (Luke & R2, Han & Leia, Obi-wan & Darth). Looks like the Jango one in later waves would be a killer. They also had two each of the VOTC Han and VOTC Obi-wan.
On a side note, I'm starting to notice that it is easier to find items farther away from the more traveled areas. Guessing this has something to do with the lack of comics/toys shops in those areas. So, you may want to try those out of the way retailers for hopes in snagging a score. Also, still looking for vintage and POTF2 Y-wings. Would also like some help on the remaining 26 OTC figs + #10 Vader and a OTC Handstand Dagobah Luke as it doesn't look like we are getting these in. Well Troopers, ROCK ON and keep up the good fight against the enemy scalpers!”
|“I went on a figure hunt today & I didn't see much OTC stuff. Here's my|
Kmart (Zion, IL): had 1 VOTC 12-inch Luke on the very top shelf near the pegs with the Teen Titans figs.
Target (Waukegan, IL & Gurnee, IL): still has pegs full of Clone Wars animated figs.
TRU (Gurnee, IL): has the Jedi Council 3-pack repack. This is the one with Yoda, Qui-Gon, & Ki-Adi Mundi.
That's all for now. Later.”
|“Hey Troops,! I know it?s been awhile, but we haven?t had much to report about. TRU in Mentor has the OTC X-Wing and TIE fighters, but that?s about it. Wal-Mart in Mentor had OTC basic figures, but I missed them. Wal-Mart in Ashtabula also had some of the OTC basic. K-mart in Mentor had the first wave of the Galactic Heroes, which I picked up for my new Padawan Learner. Hope to get out soon, but sleep deprivation is kickin in. That?s about it troops. Keep kickin Scalper A$$.”|
|Four years ago, two men joined forces to create the ultimate tool for Star Wars collectors around the globe and Sandtroopers.com was born. While Pat has moved his focus to his professional career, and George has moved on, their ways were taught to others and the legacy will continue. Sandtroopers.com uses a multitude of weapons to help the Troops stay on top of the collecting situation with the help of each other first and foremost, but if need be one of our many online sponsors. Many were very pleased to donate prizes to our cause to continue to help the Troops. I would like to thank each and every one of the sponsors who worked with us to make this one of the greatest, if not the greatest giveaway in Internet history. My only regret is we couldn?t get every Trooper a prize. I hope they at least feel like they get one every time they log on. We did our best and will continue to strive to make this the greatest collectors resource in the galaxy.|
|“While making a figure run at the largest of three Big K-Mart outlets in my area, I managed to score three of the brand-new VOTC figures (Ben, Han, Leia...no Luke?s, just as everyone else seems to be reporting) for only $9.99 each...a full fifty cents less than every other K-Mart report I've seen and two bucks cheaper than any VOTC scores at Toys 'R' Us. I don't have a scanner to post a picture of the receipt, but all three VOTC finds rang up for $31.32 total, VA sales tax included. They had only one apiece of each character, but the clamshells were-for the most part-free of any dings and nicks and the coffin blisters holding the figures seemed to be in near-pristine condition. The packaging on these VOTC figures has got to be some of the coolest I've seen in a long, long time, and the figures themselves are darn near close to excellent, although in retrospect the Leia isn't everything she could have been. Just a really good ANH Princess with a better head sculpt than we're all used to.”|
|“Love the new look. Went across the river today to help another store and saw pegs of Silver Clone troopers at the Toys R Us in Willow Grove, PA. Heading home I passed Wal-Mart in Bristol and picked up OTC dagobah R2. I can pick up Silver Clone Troopers for trade only. All I need is VOTC Leia,and OTC Bespin Leia.”|
|We hope you are enjoying the 20% discounts ! It continues until Midnight July 31st!|
Saga Limited stock:
RED Battle Droid - rare and unreleased in Europe ?19
Boba Fett pit of Carkoon (both versions)
Kren Blista Vanee
Clone Wars back in stock:
Anakins Enhanced Jedi Starfighter
|OTC back in stock:|
Obi Wan Kenobi
?5.60 each inc. discount!
We will be offering the Millennium Falcon for PRE-ORDER this week for ?45 ! The regular price is ?49 and will be available mid-late August. We will be getting the Greedo wave very soon AND vintage as general release soon.
|New Vintage 12-inch Trilogy Collection:|
Stormtrooper ? VOTC
Boba Fett ? VOTC
Luke Skywalker ? VOTC
Trilogy Vehicle Collection:
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
Holiday Edition C-3PO and R2-D2
|Pre-Order (deadline July 26th):|
Jawa Sandcrawler ? EXCLUSIVE
Clone ARC Trooper Maquette
Heritage Topps Trading Card Box - Vintage Style
Bust-Up Series 2 - Case of 24
New Vintage Trilogy Collection:
Han Solo - VOTC
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - VOTC
Princess Leia Organa ? VOTC
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3 Packs::
Scene 1 - Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda and Ki-Adi Mundi
Scene 2 - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon and Eeth Koth
|“Well Troops the OTC has finally hit - sort of anyway. My local TRU seems to be the only place to pick up anything in a nice black and silver package. This past weekend I was able to pick up the first 3 VOTC figures, Ben, Han, and Leia. Also they have several Vader's TIE, TIE and X-Wing. Also they put out some of the new exclusive Jedi Council Scene 1 with Yoda, Ki-adi Mundi, & Qui-Gon Jinn. Not much else though around here in the way of OTC. My Wal-Mart?s are not as good as those I have seen reported to be overflowing with endcaps full of OTC. I think they put out one case a few weeks ago that I apparently missed. My Target has nothing new and its still trying to get rid of their Clone Wars Animated figures that are now marked down to $4.88 each. Nothing but HOF on their pegs for basic figures also. So times are slow. At one of my Wal-Mart?s an employee in the toy dept told me they are about to start inventory and will not be putting anything new out until after that, which will be August. So that may not be the best news. So here in Central TX it?s getting hotter outside and colder down the aisles and on the pegs. Let's hope the weather changes. Hunt 'em down troops.”|
|Star Wars Insider magazine has an ad featuring a Sandtroopers.com sponsored event. See page #29 in this months Insider for details! The Chicagoland Entertainment Expo will be host to a Charity Breakfast with help from Sandtroopers.com and Federation Toys. Come have Breakfast with Jermey Bulloch (Boba Fett) and seven other Star Wars personalites. We will also have a raffle for many prizes. Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Treasure Chest Foundation. If you were planning on attending the show but were waiting to buy the tickets, you may want to pick them up. My guess more than a few Star Wars fans will read the magazine and hopefully even more would like to attend the show. We'd really like to thank Paul from the Chicagoland Expo and Jim from Federation Toys for letting us be a part of such a noble and worthy cause. We believe in giving back, and so do the Troopers. We'll hope to see you all there. United We Find!|
|“Hey Troopers, Starfox here coming to you live from the great state of AZ..... visiting my bro's in Phoenix and did a little toy run in the Mesa area. And I came up with jack! Went to 3 Targets and one Wal-Mart on Southern drive and did not find anything, just a bunch of old HoF waves and then some older SAGA figs from last year. I thought the western states got stuff first? Anyways, nothing new, but I will not give up hope...heading to the Grand Canyon and a few other side trips and I will post what I find, if anything! That's all from the Phoenix area, Starfox signing off?”|
|“Hello Fellow Troops, Rogue Jedi TJ here with a request for a little help from the Troops. I am in search of the new 12-inch VOTC Boba Fett With Blue Outfit; if anyone can help, please let me know, will pay cash and also have some Goodies to trade, just let me know what you need. Also in search of the VOTC 3 ? Luke, but not sure if He is out there yet? Local stores 9 Wal-Mart) recently have a Good bit (10 or more cases) of the New OTC, but that is about it. Please email me if you can help. Keep on fighting the Good fight.”|
|“Not much new here to report in Columbus Ohio a lot of clearance of the toy departments at Mejier - some 12-inch figures - mainly Obi-Wan and Garindan for $15.00. The Target had Clone Wars figures and some of the deluxe figures. At Toys R Us I found the new cinema scene set hopefully some new items will appear soon I have some of the OTC figures for sale or trade I ordered a couple of cases from an online retailer and the one box they sent was the same as the other - Hasbro stopped shipment of the one case and they substituted the same box I would like to help out some fellow troopers in need - I am looking to trade the figures listed below or sell at cost+ shipping and handling. Check out my list in the Forum under Onebigk?s wants and needs.”|
|“Hey Troops,, Picked up the VOTC Obi-Wan, and Solo today at the Auburn, Ma TRU. Very cool looking, and with the protector case, for $9.99 each. They only had 1 of each left. I did happen to find the Marvel Legends Wolverine ?Unmasked" today at the Bellingham, MA Wal-Mart, and MOC. I do not collect these but keep my eye out for the hard to find ones. I do want to trade this towards some of my wants, or may even consider selling this. Please take a look at my trade page in the forums and let me know if we can work anything out. Later Troops.”|
|“I went on a toy run today and I saw the VOTC 12-inch figs at Kmart (Zion,IL). They had 3 Lukes & 3 Boba Fetts, but no Stormtroopers. I passed on them because they were priced at $32.99.”|
|In-Stock (Original Trilogy Collection):|
Luke Skywalker - Bespin-#01
Yoda - #02
Spirit Obi-Wan Kenobi - #03
R2-D2 - Dagobah - #04
Luke Skywalker - X-Wing Gear - #05
Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight - #06
Han Solo - #07
Chewbacca - #08
Princess Leia - #09
Darth Vader - #10
Scout Trooper - #11
R2-D2 - #12
C-3PO - #13
Obi-Wan Kenobi - #15
Stormtrooper - #16
Wicket - #17
Princess Leia - Bespin - #18
Cloud Car Pilot - #19
Lobot - #20
|Pre-Order (deadline July 26th):|
Jawa Sandcrawler ? EXCLUSIVE
Clone ARC Trooper Maquette
Heritage Topps Trading Card Box - Vintage Style
Bust-Up Series 2 - Case of 24
New Vintage Trilogy Collection (very limited stock):
Han Solo - VOTC
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - VOTC
Princess Leia Organa ? VOTC
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3 Packs::
Scene 1 - Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda and Ki-Adi Mundi
Scene 2 - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon and Eeth Koth
Holiday Edition C-3PO and R2-D2
|“Hey, folks. Young George Lucas reporting from the Kansas City area. We've had a dry spell here lately--but today I found the new OTC 12-inch (also known as "Large Size Action Figures" for those of us who were around in the late seventies) at my local K-Mart (K-Mart??). I passed on the Luke because...it's lame- sorry- but it is (they should have done a Luke X-Wing or Jedi Knight outfit). Anyhoo, I did pick up Boba Fett and he was in the blue (??) jumpsuit and really well done- unlike that 12-inch Boba Fett Hasbro did years ago which was...peeyousa! Also, the retro Kenner packaging is very cool! Have a better one. Only 305 days until the saga continues...”|
|“Greetings once again from a sweltering 100-degree SoCal. Visited a local comic shop (Meltdown Comics in Hollywood) during my lunch break and spotted some of the new OTC figs. They had Vader, Scout Trooper, Leia, and I think Han. The TRU in Montebello had couple of the X-Wings along with tons of Jedi and Skirmish at Carkoon 4 packs...what a waste of plastic IMO. The Rosemead Target had the repackaged OTC lightsabers. That's all the news that's fit to be news. Remember to be good to each other and always fight the good fight! Peace, OUT!”|
|Being a Hyperspace member sure does have its perks. Something new coming for all Hyperspace members is the addition of the "Star Wars" comic strip, which had actually run in newspapers from 1979 to 1984. The comic strip will become available online for all Hyperspace members this fall. For more information about this click here.|
|Remember when you were a kid playing with your vintage-style AT-AT toy, thinking to yourself how cool you were because you were probably the only kid in town that owned an AT-AT?. Well, be prepared to experience that same feeling, again, with the selling of the Masters Replica AT-AT. There will only be 1,000 of these AT-ATs made by Master Replicas, so if you're thinking about getting one don't procrastinate. These will become available for purchase sometime this October. Read more about this here.|
|The animated series, "Star Wars: Clone Wars," was recently nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More). The show, which aired ten episodes in November 2003 and ten more in March 2004, is already scheduled to come back for five new expanded chapters starting March 21, 2005. Read more about this here.|
|“Everywhere pretty much has the pegwarmers of Hoth Rebel Troopers, Cartoon Network Dooku's/Obi-wan's/Anakin's, General Dodonnas, and R1-G4. Think I'll scream if I see the little kid Jedi 2-packs ever again as well. Here's what else popped up on the radar screen though!|
Alpine Walmart: “Picked up some extra OTC figs for trade. Besides that, all the other Walmarts in my area (Holland, Grandville, etc.) pretty much stink as they won't put anything out until the Bartoo's are gone...it'll be a long summer.
Meijers: “My local Meijers holds true for being my standby and hooked me up with the OTC Vintage Obi-wan and the Han Solo. Two days later they also hooked me up with eight out of the first eleven OTC figs! They only had one of each fig and that's been it. Been bare as bones since too!
Toys R Us: “Saw the VOTC Han Solo and Ben there. Already had them so I passed. The Vader TIE is still there as well. Got one already.... may get another if it ever goes on clearance. More POTJ came in here at Holland. Lots of BoShek and Teebo's.
Holland Target: “Scored a Cartoon Network Yoda on clearance. Card was beat up, but still a good opener. Discovering to check their Clearance area before leaving the store....some good finds there. The rest of the Targets in the area aren't bringing in much of anything. Did see the newer line of OTC sabers, but that was about it.
K-mart: “Our Holland Kmart scored me another OTC Vintage Ben and Han as well as three sets of the Galactic Hero/Buddy sets. Got the Darth/Obi-wan, the Leia/Han, and the Luke/R2 sets. Cool little deals. Even my wife fell for them!
That's about it folks! If anyone's looking to trade, let me know! I'm still looking for that elusive POTF2 Y-wing! Also looking for a lead on a Don Post Classic Action TIE fighter pilot helmet. LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE! The empire of collecting that is!”
|“Just a little call for help to those troopers heading out to SD Comi-Con. I would really like to get my hands on one of those Hasbro VOTC figure posters and a set of those Unleashed cardbacks. For that matter the free playskool Biker Scout too, but the others I want first. If anyone would be willing to help, drop me an email. I will gladly pay for the shipping of the items plus a little extra for your effort.”|
|Star Wars Insider magazine is getting a makeover - and its new look will be revealed later this summer. Many things about the magazine will be different, but one thing is definitely not going to change: Star Wars Insider will continue to provide all of the latest news direct from Lucasfilm about the making of Star Wars: Episode III.For more info click here.|
|“I found the Target Leia with glass here in Columbus. Some of the OTC figures at Wal-Mart and Meijers - have extra OTC figures for sale or trade - check out my haves and wants in the forums under onebigk or email me. I also found some of the vintage figures at Meijers as well - still looking for the Luke Skywalker.”|
|Hey Troopers, seeing how the rest of the world is finding OTC, I thought I?d give it a try seeing as Trooper Dennis came up short in Lake County, IL. I headed for cheese-land and the Kenosha Wal-Mart, and K-Mart both had the Yavin/Jabba?s Palace assortments with a little left over from the Hall of Fame. Target had all the Cartoon Network figures nobody wants anymore (everything but Yoda & Clone Trooper), marked down to $5.49. I knew I should have waited. KB on Greenbay Road in Kenosha had buy one get another worthless item you purchased back in ?01 for 50% off. So once again, either the scalpers are beating me to the prize or it?s not here yet. I did order 2 cases of OTC from swshop.com and I have to say I?m less than impressed. I placed my order on June 5th, only to receive the goods yesterday, one case beat to hell and if it weren?t for doubles one case would be going back. Thinking I could save on gas, I had found the easy way. I guess I?ll stick with YOU guys! Couldn?t have a better Legion to help me get the goods! Thanks again to Dom up there in WI, for hand delivering a Red Unleashed Clone to my very desk, you can?t get too much better than that. Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to hang out with me! I hope that rolling pin has been successfully removed from the back of you?re a$%! Until next time Troops! Fight the Good Fight|
|"The Emperor commands you make contact with him." - Admiral Piett An essential character from Hasbro's Original Trilogy Collection will be available exclusively through StarWarsShop.com. The mastermind of the dark plot that consumes the galaxy, Emperor Palpatine is presented as seen in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as an action figure for the very first time. For more info click here.|
|“Inside the Geonosian War Room, the Separatist leaders show concern that the battle has turned in favor of the Jedi and the Clone army. Poggle The Lesser hands over to Count Dooku the cartridge containing the designs for the ultimate weapon. Count Dooku promises to take the cartridge to Darth Sidious and a retreat is ordered amongst the Separatist forces.|
Also check out the Ground eNforcer Armored Transport - The rebels had remodeled the captured Imperial AT-ATs into the Ground eNforcer Armored Transport (GNAT). The GNAT features more cargo capacity and much faster in deployment of troops than the walker. The Battle of Endor provided a lot of salvaged walkers that the rebellion utilized to their advantage against the Imperials. This is an alternate model built from the AT-AT walker.”
|LucasArts has just sent out their latest newsletter, and in it is a great deal of hot information. First up is an update to the upcoming "Star Wars Battlefront" video game (for XBox, PlayStation 2 and PC), scheduled to be released on September 21, 2004. You can view new screenshots and learn more about two new planets by going to the official Battlefront website. Next up is an update to another upcoming game titled "Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" (available for Xbox and PC), scheduled to be released sometime this Winter. A new character will be introduced sometime today (July 14) whose name happens to be Darth Sion, and details about this new villain of the Old Republic will be revealed at that time. Be sure to go to the official KOTOR II website for more about this new character!|
|Another Star Wars game is in the works for the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced console. Scheduled to be relased on September 21, 2004, "Star Wars: Apprentice of the Force" will bring a new taste of Star Wars to Nintendo's handheld device. After looking at the graphics for this upcoming game, I was more than impressed at how clear all the screenshots were. The characters almost look too real, especially for a GBA. Read more about this exciting new game here, and see if you think it can meet up to your expectations. One thing is for sure... it will definitely be added to my Star Wars gaming collection!|
|The Hasbro Star Wars website has revealed what you should expect to see at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. They will have some products on display (OTC, Galactic Heroes and Unleashed), first looks at exclusive merchandise scheduled to be released this Fall, the Comic-Con Exclusive Silver Sandtrooper, and lastly giveaways from Hasbro themselves. To read more about this click here.|
|“Finally something new in Central Texas.... the Kmart in Killen received today one case of the new VOTC Ben, Leia & Han, all very nice. They also received the 3 new sets of Galactic heroes, if you are into these things. The Vader looked pretty darn cool and almost had me buying them, but after shelling out over $30 bones for 3 figs, I just couldn't pull the trigger on these lil' fellas! Wal-Mart is still choking on the 30+ Zam Wessle from 2 years ago, so no new OTC figs in the foreseeable future. Target has marked down their Cartoon figs to $5.84 and their SAGA figs are still full priced and all we have are crushed cards of HoF Anakin & Brown Coat Han Solo. Want to give a big thanks to Y-Wing Jager for the nice Unleashed Leia he picked up for me! That's what this site is all about, United we Find!!! That's all from Central Texas, Starfox signing out...”|
Posted by: dustrho | 12 July 2004 | 15:30 EDT
Store Report from Boba Binks:
Sandtrooper Boba Binks has reported spotting the new Galactic Heroes at his local K-Mart in Indianapolis. Of that first wave of figures he was able to pick up Han & Leia, Luke & R2-D2, and Obi-Wan & Darth Vader. They ring up $5.49 each. He also mentioned that the new Hallmark Star Wars ornaments are now out in Hallmark stores, and he picked up Anakin Skywalker (Episode 2) and Chewbacca with C-3P0 on his back. Both ornaments were selling for $14.95. Thanks for the update Boba Binks!
Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 July 2004 | 14:48 EDT
Sandtrooper Tampa Bay Mike Reports:
“I can't remember the last time I had an update but here I am because this afternoon on my lunch break I discovered the OTC Vintage figures at my local Toys R Us. Located on U.S. Highway 19 N they had one of each figure except Luke when I left. They are also filled to the rim with OTC vehicles but no basic figures. For the record the Vintage figures are incomprehensibly amazing. I despise soft goods on figures but it works for these. Go get them! And please anyone in the Tampa Area come on and report what you find.”
Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 July 2004 | 14:42 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi-Hawk Reports: Keeping the Lone Star Great!
“Well guys. Seems the OTC is popping up all over the state of Texas. Just not in my location. It figures. Well actually no figures. But anyway, Seems like I have read a lot of reports about the first 20 or so OTC figures being available at Wal-Mart?s. Too bad my Wal-Marts are overrun with peg warming SAGA stock. No chance of getting anything-new b/c the pegs is already full and overflowing.(And very dusty I might add) Target still has plenty of Clone Wars Cartoon figures on clearance for $5.94. And those are not moving at all. They are pretty low on Basic figures now, maybe something new soon. My TRU actually has some OTC ships in stock. This is funny since they still have POTJ figures on the pegs. But they have several of the OTC Vader's TIE in stock and had one case of the TIE & X-Wing this past weekend. So I am not tonally without OTC. But the figures are nowhere to be found. I am sure that these will show up in mass quantities pretty soon. It just makes it hard when everyone seems to be into the OTC. But patience is best in our game. Call for help: I only need 1 figure to complete my EP1 Collection. Amidala Battle (Ascension). If any of you troops can help me out, drop me an email. I will buy or trade. Thanks.”
Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 July 2004 | 14:25 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
“Hey Troops,, Donna from So Cal here. Been incapacitated for the past week because of having knee surgery. Was able to get out this weekend via a wheel chair to do some hunting. The vintage OTC figs showed up at my local K-mart. Like most others reporting on this, the Luke was missing. TRU received the OTC Vader?s TIE Fighter, X-wing, and TIE Fighter. I had missed the Falcon. Staffer told me they got only 4 of them and were already gone. Also picked up the new Jedi Council set at TRU. Target only has clearance stuff out. Regarding the glasses, I have still only seen the first two (Maul, Obi) here in So Cal. No sign yet of the other three. Lastly, Wal-Mart has had nothing new in months. Have not seen any of the new OTC basic figs there yet. Happy Hunting!”
Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 July 2004 | 14:16 EDT
This week at Action-HQ: OTC Jawa, Tusken Raider, Snowtrooper
Available Now at Action-HQ.com:
-New Star Wars OTC figures Tusken Raider, Jawas & SnowTrooper,
Jedi Council Scene Pack 2, Galactic Heroes 2-Pack (4 styles) and
OTC Beanies (5 styles)!
-Dragon Ball Magnetic Figures series 2
-Saint Seiya Aquarius Gold Cloth Action Figure
-Akira Kaneda Figure w/Die Cast Motorbike
-Transformer Energon basic OffShoot, StrongArm Blue Version, Arcee
& Insecticon and Deluxe HotShot Silver Version
Coming this month:
-12-inch Vinyl Star Was Boba Fett Kotobukiya
-Set of 3 Star Wars Vehicle Lego Japan Exclusive
-12-inch Vinyl Predator Kotobukiya
-Batman Series 2 Yamato Japan Exclusive
-Alien Relief models Japan Exclusive
|“Yes Troopers, I am still alive! Hasn't been anything to report until this morning. The Oxford, a Wal-Mart had an end cap completely full of OTC figures this morning. Picked up a bunch, with hopefully getting more in the next couple of days. I would like to ask all of the troops for some help. I am still in need of the last 3 figs from the Endor wave MOC only, the General Madine, Lando, and Solo AT-ST driver. My stores never got these. I still have tons of the 12-inch figures still MIB for trade, the ones with the door flap. Please e-mail me for a complete list. I am going through some of my boxed stuff looking to get rid of some things soon. I will post here again once the search has been completed to what I will be parting with. Just think Troops, 9 months until E3. I AM going!”|
|“I did some searching around northern IL. However the OTC fever has not seemed to have hit Lake County.|
Target (Waukegan, IL):“has the marked down Animated Clone Wars figs & 1 Anakin w/glass. The rest were Yavin/Jabba's Palace wave figs.
K-mart (Zion, IL):“had 1 of the following: HOF Obi-Wan, HOF Han, HOF Leia, HOF Chewie (mechanic), & Dengar. They also had a few Ultra figs.
Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL):“had the Hoth wave & OTC lightsabers.
Target (Gurnee, IL):“had mostly Anakins (Secret Ceremony) & Hans (Hoth Rescue). Their Animated Clone Wars figs are marked down, but the Luke glasses & Anakin glasses were still regular price. The also had the OTC lightsabers.
TRU (Gurnee, IL):“had the OTC vehicles except the Millennium Falcon. They even restocked more figs from the Teebo wave from the POTJ series. The rest were figs from 2002.”
|“Troops, I took the family on a trip to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL yesterday. I was excited to see Mr. Six in person! Mr. Six is the bald senior citizen in the red bow tie and tux in the Six Flags commercials. Sure, Mr. Six is cool, but he was small potatoes compared to whom else I met. I managed to sneak out of the park for a few minutes to go to Sandtroopers Central and meet Darth Spice himself. Spice and I completed a hand-to-hand trade saving S&H bucks from the evil postal empire. I got to see Spice's personal collection, which is impressive, very impressive, and meet his padawans. One wanted to tell me about his two lost teeth. Very cool kids. I found out that it's Spice himself who opens the packs for photographs for the new figures section of Sandtroopers.com. I even got to see a sneak preview of Sandtroopers.com new look, and let me say that it most definitely rocks! Got to speak to Amanaman Dan for a minute on Spice's computer. The best part of my little side trip was hearing about the upcoming Sandblast contest right here at Sandtroopers. I am not at liberty to give away any specifics, but let me say that it is going to be the biggest Internet contest I've ever entered and I've entered them all! Stay tuned to Sandtroopers for more info in coming weeks. I also want to say that the crew at Sandtroopers is passionate about what they do and are sincere in wanting to get items in the hands of collectors. Spice and I also talked a bit about our very tolerant wives who are Star Wars widows and about the formidable presence Sandtroopers will have at Celebration III. Spice, you're a great host and if there's ever any convention happening up here in Podunk, Wisconsin (HA!) you and the young Jedi are welcome to crash at my place. No Bothans died bringing you this posting, which I had in my rusty innards. Now I all need is a 12-inch Plo Koon, an Unleashed Leia, and a Mr. Six action figure to complete my collection.”|
It was great to meet another of our S.C.A.L.P. Veterans that make this site so great and special. Our forces grow stronger everyday, thanks to guys just like Dom. Thank You for the kind words and the trade. Today the Midwest, Tomorrow the World!
|“Shout out to WI Trooper Jeremy for introducing me to this site. This is my first time posting and I hope it will help our fellow Troopers. I wanted to let Trooper Jeremy and other Troopers in WI know that the Waukesha Wal-Mart put out 9 cases of the new OTC figures. Most seemed to be the Bespin wave (Leia, Lobot, Pilot) but they also had Vader (ROTJ), Luke (Jedi, Pilot & Dagobah), R2D2 (ANH & ESB), Leia (ANH), Yoda (ESB), Scout Trooper (ROTJ), C3PO, Obi-wan (ANH & ESB), Stormtrooper, Han Solo (ANH), Boba Fett (ROTJ), Wicket (ROTJ) and Chewbacca (ESB). I hope this helps my fellow troopers.”|
|Original Trilogy Collection:|
Luke Skywalker - Bespin - # 01
Yoda - # 02
Spirit Obi-Wan Kenobi - # 03
R2-D2 - Dagobah - #04
Luke Skywalker - X-Wing Gear - # 05
Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight - # 06
Han Solo - # 07
Chewbacca - # 08
Princess Leia - # 09
Darth Vader - # 10
Scout Trooper - # 11
R2-D2 - # 12
C-3PO - # 13
Boba Fett - # 14
Obi-Wan Kenobi - #15
Stormtrooper - # 16
Wicket - # 17
Princess Leia - Bespin - # 18
Cloud Car Pilot - # 19
Lobot - # 20
|New this Week:|
K & C Collectibles has received the new Trilogy figures. Pre-Order the
Jawa Sandcrawler this month.
Pre-Order (Deadline July 26th):
Jawa Sandcrawler ? EXCLUSIVE
Clone ARC Trooper Maquette
Heritage Topps Trading Card Box - Vintage Style
Bust-Up Series 2 - Case of 24
|“I finally scored some OTC figures! I can't think of a better way to start the weekend other than a 5'4 blond girl, surgically enhanced holding a 12-pack of beer showing up at the front door of my house asking to come in and watch some baseball! Sorry, just started thinking...I checked out the Wal-Mart at the Saw Grass today and found the pegs full of the ROTJ Gold Card figs; Tanus Spijek, J'Quille, Lando-Jabba's Sail Barge etc. They also had Gold Card Dengar, Bossk, and Admiral Ozzel etc. Not bad but I was looking for OTC! I then drove up to the Wal-Mart at Heron's Bay, (Saw Grass & Nob Hill) and found the OTC JACKPOT! The Pegs were full! I ended up getting; Stormtrooper, Scout Trooper, Cloud Car Pilot, Lobot, Leia-Bespin, Luke-Dagobah, Yoda-Dagobah. I found some more I wanted but the cards were not up to par. I will get them later when I find them again. For example the Darth Vader and Boba Fett figs were there. While I am talking about re-packs I wanted to ask why are people getting upset at repacks? Do you have to buy them if you don't want them? Not just that, my buddy at work just started collecting and he is glad he is being afforded the opportunity to get these at retail instead of through Ebay. I will buy some but it won't kill me to not have some re-packs in my collection. I am sorry but the fact we have soldiers dying in foreign places and then I read where people are so upset at re-packs it just makes you wonder. While I am trying to be Politically correct I wanted to tell Hasbro, THANKS! I love this OTC style. I then went to the Big Kmart on (Wiles Rd) in Coral Springs and didn't find a thing! I was determined to find the vintage OTC figs! I drove to the Davie Big Kmart (University and 595). When I approached the toy isle it was 1977 all over again. I complain about getting older (34) but I was glad today I was a kid (7) in Tampa, Florida in 1977. I remember being at the store and going to the register with my Mom. There was a whole isle with 12 backs staring me down. The figures looked cool and I remember hearing of the movie Star Wars but I hadn't seen it. My Mom then told me I could have one so I picked the coolest one (Darth Vader) off the rack and the next day was begging my Mom to go see the movie! Well, back to the year 2004 in Davie, Florida. I saw those Vintage Coffin Carded figures today and I felt like a kid again. Those things are great. I got Leia, Han and Obi-Wan. I will eventually collect two sets of these. One to pack away and one to display. That is how much I like these! I just got home and wanted to share that info with you (TROOPS)! I wanted to thank those who emailed me about the General's Madine and Lando. Thanks for hooking me up. I am also going to go through my Clone War cards this weekend to see what I am missing and how many extras I have. I hope I can help someone out there and vice-versa! Have a great weekend. Go to BIG K! I almost forgot. The Big Kmart in Davie also had the Galactic Heroes sets (Luke & R2; Han & Leia; Obi-Wan & Vader). They were only priced at $5.98 each, is that correct?”|
|“JMC here again. Our TRU finally got the OTC Vader TIE fighter. After looking at it, I realized that it is the exact same one that came out in 1997.Although the packaging is a cool throw back to the vintage line. So, I passed. If Sandtroopers in the Huntsville Alabama are looking for this. Go get it. They had 8 of the things. I have a request. If anyone is going to Comi-con can someone get an autographed figure from Mark Hamill? I would pay the cost and everything. I hope this will not be a problem. Thanks.”|
|Dateline: Let's just say he doesn't have to worry about fiber for a while! “Let Sithfather David know there IS something he can do about Mr. Bubble Crusher. I work as a Retail Loss Prevention Detective and I can and do charge people all the time with criminal damage to property (Here in MN State Statute 609.595 It is a $50+The cost of the item(s) fine) One of my partners had a case where a gentleman opened 15 boxes of Cheerios to find which Hotwheels were inside as prizes. He found the one he wanted and left the rest. At the checkout he was given a choice: Buy all 15 boxes or be arrested. Lets just say he won't have to worry about fiber for a while. Talk to the manager or Loss Prevention, tell them you are willing to make a citizens arrest if you witness it. If the store makes him purchase them make sure they write DO NOT RETURN on his receipt so he can't just take em' back to another store.” - Satan's Teddybear|
|Dateline: I must say it makes a great display piece “Greetings, Troops! Had to pick up a few supplies at the local K-Mart this morning and spotted the VOTC figs. Had Obi-Wan, Leia and Han I think. All that was missing was Luke. Very nice packaging I must say makes a great display piece. Didn?t pick any of 'em up, just waiting to get my grubby little hands on a VOTC Vader. If anyone spots one, gimme a holla please! Went to the Glendale Galleria with the wife in the evening and walked into the Suncoast and they had all the repackaged Unleashed figs, sans the Leia fig of course. Lucky I got her with the old school packaging. That's all for now... fight the good fight and always remember to be good to each other. Peace, out!”|
|“I have been busy lately with work etc BUT the Star Wars collection still continues to grow. I found the OTC Tie Fighter Saturday at the Toys R Us located (University & Atlantic Blvd) in Coral Springs, Florida. I can't seem to find the General's Madine & Lando hanging out at any of the stores! HELP! These OTC findings are killing me. I am getting up early tomorrow so I can hit the Wal-Mart in Coral Springs before I go to work. I have 3 Super Wal-Marts near work! Is that bad? Just a heads up, IF I SEE ANYONE DAMAGING the OTC figures I am going to "hurt you" (FAMILY SITE) and then make you go up to hot chicks in the store and tell them you are a Star TREK fan living with your Mother! I am a nice guy but being 6'6, 275 lbs does have its advantages! Well Troops let me know what you need I am always looking! I GOT YOUR BACK SPICE in South Florida!”|
|Target: “There were lots of Imperial Dignitaries and animated Dooku's. Enough of the Obi-wan and Maul glass sets as well. The Hoth rebel trooper makes a strong presence as well.”|
Walm\-Mart: “Actually saw a Tanus Spijek here! Passed up on it. Lots of HoF figs too.”
Meijers: “Pretty bare. Just about the same as the Meijers down by us except they had plenty of the Achk Med-Beq.”
Toys R Us: “The new OTC Vader TIE, regular TIE, and X-wing all present. First time we've seen the OTC TIE and X-wing. Not that impressed with either and passed on them. Pretty much the same as far as regular Saga figs as everywhere else. But they did have plenty of the Red leader X-wings and the Command Gunships.
That's about it from the north end of MI. Still looking for POTF2 Y-wing, vintage Y-wing, ARC troopers, and Silver Fett's if anyone's looking to trade. Sandtrooper Jetfire out!”
|Dateline: I know that at Least One Employee there is In Cahoots “Hey Troops, it's been a while since my last post, mainly because there isn?t anything to post about! Anyhoo, stopped by the TRU at Los Feliz during my lunch and spotted 1 OTC Vader TIE, quite a few of the new packaging X-Wings and about 3 of the OTC TIE and a truck load of the Jedi Warriors 4-pack. No new figs on the pegs, not even the Saga carded ones. I know that at least one employee there is in cahoots with a "dealer"/scalper and it just burns me up every time I see that tool at that TRU. That's it for now and fight the good fight and remember to always be good to each other... Peace, OUT!”|
|“Hey Troops, just picked up the Vader TIE Fighter up here in Canada at TRU in U.S. packaging! I always passed on this vehicle so I?m glad I waited cause it?s a nice one and you get a figure. I won't hold my breath for new figures. I have a friend who works there so he'll let me know. Aside from that I have about 30 to 40 figures for sale ranging from freeze frame, hologram, power of the Jedi and episode 1. I also have a 12-inch Obi-Wan and Battle Droid from Episode 1 as well I might put this in the forums as well.”|
|Action-HQ now has Jedi Council Scene I in stock and ready to ship! Features Yoda, Obi-Wan & Ki-Adi-Mundi with Council chairs from Ep 2 Phantom Menace! Also this week, Trilogy Mini Plush! Well you heard they were going to come out & you know AHQ will get them FIRST so get these 5 availble plushes for just $7.95 each! Choose from R2-D2, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Yoda, & Ewok. If you missed them when they originally came out years back, here's your chance! Transformers Convention Exclusive Set: 2002 Convention Exclusive Generation One SCF Convoy Set! Comes with exclusive repainted silver deco Convoy in figure & truck mode. Limited supply at $39.95! Slightly damaged packaging. Plus Saint Seiya, McFarlane New Releases, and more! Visit A-HQ today!|
|“ A while back I have said some nasty things on Sandtroopers.com. The reason is that it doesn't help me if people on in CA, TX and so on are finding everything. I can't drive all the way to California to find this stuff. For some reason it take an insanely long time for us in Huntsville Alabama to get anything new. A good example is the OTC Vader TIE Fighter. We have not seen that yet. Our TRU is the slowest bunch of morons on earth. I guess that I was jealous because the folks in the states I have mentioned have had easy access to the figures and other stuff they want where as it is somewhat difficult to find the stuff that I am looking for because our stores won't mark down figures and stuff like that. It is very frustrating. In closing, I would like to say that I apologize to everyone I have sent hateful emails to in the past. Again, it was out of frustration. I feel like a complete idiot. Thanks. ”|
We understand Chad, it is very hard to keep your cool, good thing you are man enough to admit you were wrong, most people don't have the guts to do that!