July 2008

Posted by: Josh | 31 July 2008 | 23:47 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update
The latest Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter brings multiple new Star Wars Items. If you're a fan of Medicom Sideshow has three new items from them up for Pre-Order. The first two items are both from the VCD line and you can purchase R2-D2 or the Jedi Master Yoda. If you're into the the RAH line Anakin Skywalker is up so don't miss your chance to add any of these Medicom product. Sideshow also put reminders for tomorrows Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Exclusive PPO's. Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter for all the latest news.

Ki Adi Mundi 12-inch Figure

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 July 2008 | 2:30 EDT
Sneak Preview: Galactic Heroes Stocking Stuffers!
Have yourself a Merry one!With our annual Sandblast underway you could say it's like Christmas in July but we're going to give you one more reminder that the holidays are right around the corner. We have added a gallery of the Galactic Hero stocking stuffers that will make your little Clones holiday complete! It's only five months away.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 July 2008 | 2:23 EDT
Sneak Preview: Legacy Wave IV
I'll take every bit of four!We are delighted to bring you Troopers a sneak preview of carded and loose shots of Legacy Wave IV. There is no doubt their choice of characters for this wave is truly second to none. We've been looking forward to a super-wave from Revenge of the Sith since last year. A great job by Hasbro for sure! I hope it's something to hold you over while I update the madness to our on-site image guides.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 July 2008 | 2:22 EDT
Sneak Preview: Legacy Comic Book 2-Packs
That Draco guy looks real familar!We have some great hi-rez images of four of the newest comic book 2-packs. Check out the packaged and loose photos of Darth Talon & Cade Skywalker, Darth Vader & Grand Moff Trachta, Antares Draco & Ganner Krieg and a chilling Darth Vader with "Sniper" Leia. It looks like we have several more great sets in the near future!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 July 2008 | 20:06 EDT
Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
This week we are reducing prices on all your favorite products and adding the extra bonus of 1/2 price shipping via UPS. Stop in and check out the deals we have going throughout the store. Now is a great time to get that figure or statue you've been putting off, so take advantage of our flex-pay option. All the new Clone Wars and Legacy products are in stock and ready to ship, so if there are any you missed at Midnight Madness stop in and check us out. The Target exclusive Commander Fox is in stock and priced to move along with a 25% savings on all the Clone Wars and Legends action figures. For all the latest action figures, battle & comic packs, graphic novels and much more, head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A.!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 July 2008 | 20:02 EDT
Make It Better: Update
WE need every one of you Troopers out there!We're going to add a bit of an extension to help our readers make sure they have the chance to get in on our latest campaign partnered with theJawa.com. The generous people at Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. have donated the Attakus Oola statue for our benefit drawing this round. Our charity target will be the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and we'll be donating in the name of Christopher Delvecchio Jr.! Please visit our official Make It Better page to see how you can help. We're offering this extension to help our Troops to regroup after 7/26 and we're hoping you all get a chance to donate $3 to the benefit. Stop by and sound off if you have any questions, United We Find! Thanks again to all who have taken the time to donate.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 July 2008 | 19:52 EDT
Update from Toys R Us.com: Holographic Grievous still Available
Make them NOT Suffer!For our Troopers who missed out or do not have a Toys R Us location close to home, we have great news for you. The Holographic General Grievous is now available at Toys R Us.com for the price of $9.99! You can also with any Star Wars figure or role-play purchase of $30 or more! For more check out Toys R Us.com for the details.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 July 2008 | 18:28 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #474

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This week the Clone Wars have begun at Brians Toys. We have all the latest figures and vehicles in stock. Please take advantage of our One of Each Club to save fuel expenses and the hassles of store-to-store searches. We are also accepting pre-order for the Battle at the Bo'Mar Monastery & Speeder Bike Recon team Battlepacks and we'll soon be filling our pre-orders for the Millennium Falcon & ATTE. For all the latest Clone Wars items as well as the largest vintage inventory in the world, visit our website today!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 July 2008 | 17:51 EDT
SDCC Exclusive at HasbroToyShop.com!
Get it while you can!The Disturbance in the Force SDCC exclusive is now available at HasbroToyShop.com. The sleek 2-pack of Darth Vader & Holographic Emperor features an entire scene of voice dialogue from The Empire Strikes Back! There are also several other exclusives from San Diego Comic-Con and you can apply the discount code COMIC2008 for 10% off your order! For more check out HasbroToyShop.com for the details.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 July 2008 | 16:46 EDT

Clone Wars: We've listed every new item that Hasbro has offered to us - including the awesome new AT-TE and Millennium Falcon vehicles, tons of figures, titaniums, F/X Lightsabers and more. Here is a link to our entire menu, or read on for more specific info. There are already over 150 listings in our Clone Wars menus. Many items such as basic figures, vehicles, titanium, Evolutions and the latest comic book 2-packs are in stock, and the rest are available to pre-order.

AT-TE: The immense All Terrain Tactical Enforcer holds up to 20 figures and has been one of the most highly anticipated items of the new Clone Wars line. In stock now at $124.99.

Legacy Millennium Falcon: Hasbro has been using the same mold for 30 years, but they are now bringing us an all new, much larger, and much better version of the Falcon. The new falcon will comfortably seat 18 different figures and it also features a variety of electronic sounds & lights. Many more compartments and details not found on the original falcon are also included. These will be in stock sometime this fall, we are limited to a fairly small number of them and pre-orders have been listed at $189.99.

Build-A-Droid & Animated: The Build-A-Figure idea has proven to be very popular, Hasbro applies it to the latest line of 3.75" figures - each wave contains several different Build-A-Droid figures. We have sets, singles, and a small number of the First Day of Release Foil logo figures with special sticker. The Animated Clone Wars figures are also in stock now. We can't wait for August 15th - take a look at the figures!

Vintagte Department: We have just listed a large Transformers collection including a lot of Alternators, Binaltech, Reissues, and many others. Check out their latest work.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 July 2008 | 23:18 EDT
Sandtrooper Sithmaster-C Reports:
Down Souf S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“I skipped Midnight Madness and got some sleep. I got up and when to a few Wal-Mart stores. I grabbed the 3 figs I was looking for from Legacy wave 2 (Scuba trooper, Cannon trooper and the IG lancer). I missed bane. Only the Wal-Mart in Athens, Alabama had their stuff out. They had 4 big displays with the BMF and the AT-TE. The other Wal-Mart’s I stopped at either did get their stuff in or didn't put them out. Then I went to one of our Targets and scored the AT-TE since I get a 10% discount I broke down and got one. I also got Commander Fox and Bane Malar. I was very shocked to learn that the B-wing and the Pilot Evolution sets were released. I wasn't expecting these until October. United We Find!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 July 2008 | 23:00 EDT
Sandblast 2008: And the First Winner Is...
It is time to get the blast underway and we are pleased to announce the first winner! Without further delay, the winner of the Utapau Shadow Trooper mini helmet Internet Exclusive is forum member DarthJay. Please forward me a shipping address via private message in the Sandtroopers community forums to claim and confirm your prize! Thanks again to the many members of our community for help making the past eight years very special.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 July 2008 | 13:24 EDT
Sandtrooper Collections Update: Darth Zombius
Keep 'em coming Troops!Our Collections page has been updated with the collection of one of our new recruits, Darth Zombius. We are pretty sure all of you have added a thing or two over the last few days, it would be a great time to follow the lead of Darth Zombius and snap some new photos! We are looking forward to seeing what our ground forces are doing with all this new product. Do you have new photos of your collection? Send them in to our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier and he'll post them into a gallery! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 July 2008 | 13:09 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops, here's my store report from 7/26. I stopped by Wal-Mart (Waukegan, IL) & saw that they didn't have anything new. Then I went to Toys R Us (Gurnee, IL) so I can report on the only midnight sale in the area. They had Clone Wars figures but hardly any Legacy figures. I did see people with carts containing B-wings & Falcons, which were also sold out. By the time I was leaving, the pegs for the figures were empty. Next stop was to the Targets in Waukegan & Gurnee, which had Commander Fox figures, Clone Wars & Legacy wave 2 figures. KB Toys had Legacy wave 1 figures as well as Clone Wars & repackaged Saga Legends. Last stop was the Wal-Mart in Round Lake, IL where they had a display with Falcons, AT-TE’s one with Legacy wave 1 & Clone Wars figures. I was surprised many area stores had nothing! That's all for now. Later!”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 July 2008 | 13:05 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth En Ghedi Reports:
“We would like to present to you our report on Toys'R'Us Midnight Madness where Undercity and 501st Legion: Lusitanian Outpost participated in the launch of "The Clone Wars" collection. The lauch in Portugal happened at 19:00 (GMT Time) so we were among the first throughout the world to get our hands on the new stuff. We would also like to tell you that Portugal has also been the first in the world to receive the new Wizard's Miniatures "Knights of the Old Republic" Series. We remind you they're to be launched only in August 19th. Our exclusive San Diego Comic Con 2008 continues with more exclusive pictures in partnership with "The Vader Effect" blog and Piziitoys.”


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 14:52 EDT
Update from Hasbro: 2008 Lucasfilm Presentation Available for Download
2009 will be JUST fine!Our Comic-Con team is hard at work and you can check out their report from Star Wars Day for the latest! As if you needed to spend more money, you will have to plan to once you check out what's on the way in 2009. For Star Wars fans the Clone Wars is just the beginning! Check out what the big H dropped on us yesterday by downloading 2008 San Diego Presentation which will have every Cantina patron most pleased. From the basic action figures, vehicles and comic book 2-packs, you will be jaw-dropped as there a few things they did not show at Comic-Con. Click and download yours now, and we should have this added to our images galleries in the very near future!

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 3:36 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Clone Commander Fox Target Exclusive
The Early Bird gets the Fox!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the figure that is on the checklist of every Trooper this morning. Even though we are faced with the dangers of spoilers on the packaging, I highly doubt that will take the Clone Commander Fox off the hit-list this morning. Enjoy another close up look of the madness! For more check out the photos & summary of the Commander that will have us all "on Target" over the next few days.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 3:26 EDT
SDCC Exclusive Senate Security: At StarWarsShop.com NOW!
The Midnight Madness isn't over just yet as the San Diego Exclusive Clone Trooper Senate Security and the "clear" remote controlled R2-D2 (Celebration Japan Exclusive) are now on sale at StarWarsShop.com. No word yet about the Disturbance in the Force but we'll try to make you aware A.S.A.P!

StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 3:25 EDT
Mos Eisley Newsbrief: I now Pronouce you Mandalorian & Wife!
You may KISS your bounty!One of our veteran forum members was able to point out an interesting Star Wars wedding that took place at Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego. Our own P.J. Rendel (a.k.a. Jaing Skirata) was able to partake in the ceremony! We can only wish the new bride and groom the best as we've heard this was also featured on G-4's coverage on Friday night. For more check out Yahoo.com for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 3:16 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Rebel Pilot Legacy
Stay on Target with these guys!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with our first look at the Legacy packaged Evolution sets. The Rebel Pilot Legacy includes Dorovio Bold, Wes Janson and Ten Numb as you can never have too many Rebels to shoot at! For more check out the photos & summary of this super triple threat of Rebel Scum! So much madness so little time.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 July 2008 | 3:10 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Clone Trooper Voice Changer
Get your Clone on!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated with the one of the new Clone Trooper voice changer helmets. What I wouldn't give to be eight years-old again as we see how made the next generation continues to have it! For more check out the photos & summary of a great pre-street date clearance score from Boba Binks! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 July 2008 | 17:29 EDT
Update from EntertainmentEarth.com: No Joke!
No Joke!The team at EntertainmentEarth.com have finally let the cat out of the bag and it appears the Dark Knight isn't the only one with Joker issues! The heavily speculated Joker Squadron were unveiled at Comic-Con today and I must say it's quite the pleasant surprise. We can only hope to see more figures created from the Dark Horse comic books. For more including pre-ordering information check out Entertainment Earth for the

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 July 2008 | 11:43 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Day I Operations Complete!
Josh and Odie throwing down!Our Dewback Patrol is updated with the first full day of operations at Comic-Con yesterday. Sandtrooper Josh and Odiewan are working double-time to deliver the latest news and photos from the event! For more check out the the report from yesterday and stay tuned for what the next few days have to offer. Until then check out the photo galleries from Hasbro, ACME, Premier Collectible Auctions and much more! United We Find.

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 July 2008 | 21:50 EDT
Update from Premier Collectible Auctions:
Hurry - Time is running out! Now is your LAST chance to bid on Premier Collect Auctions! Check out the gallery from the showroom floor.

  • For lots 1 - 799, you only have until 9PM PST TODAY to place your absentee bids on premiercollect.com, and until 9PM PST tomorrow, Friday, July 25 to place absentee bids for lots 800+.

  • After bidding ends on, you can still bid on ebayliveauctions.com up to - and during - the live auction event this Friday and Saturday. See below for details.

  • We'll post the winning lots with the prices paid for each successful transaction. To follow up-to-the minute auction closings, please visit our website during the live auction event.

    Posted by: Starfox | 24 July 2008 | 21:50 EDT
    Area Report: More NEAR Leaks!
    Real Men wear Pink!"Hey Troopers, the 26th is almost here and midnight madness will be taking over. Many troopers have been able to find some leaks here and there and able to score the new stuff. Today, I almost got lucky. At the Killeen, Texas Wal-Mart I saw the new battlepacks. There was the Hoth Encounter, Hoth Speeder Patrol and the new Clone Wars Speeder Patrol. I grabbed them and went to check out but it said see associate for help, and that was it. They were taken away to be sold this Saturday. The new Hoth Speeders look really nice and the probot with its new paint scheme looks good too. That's all for now, good luck on the 26th.... Starfox signing out..."


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 July 2008 | 13:52 EDT
    Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
    With all the madness flowing from the San Diego Comic-Con, don't forget all of the new 12-inch figures are up for pre-order today. You can bet Darth Vader & Stormtrooper will vanish with a quickness. The Empire is strong but you'll want to make sure to pick up the Rebel Fleet Trooper to go with it! Please note these are for the regular edition on Vader and the Stormtrooper, for some reason the exclusive versions will be up for grabs on August 1st.

    Darth Vader - Ep IV - 12-inch Figure

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 July 2008 | 10:01 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Sand Diego Comic-Con Preview Night!
    Josh and Odie throwing down!Our Dewback Patrol is updated with several photos from our correspondents in the field of preview night at Comic-Con last night. Sandtrooper Josh and Odiewan from the Jawa.com have delivered hundreds of photos of the event from last night! For more check out the photos and summary from preview night and stay tuned for what the rest of the weekend unfolds! United We Find.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 July 2008 | 0:00 EDT
    Sandblast 2008: Blast OFF!
    It is time once again to celebrate the birthday of our website. Since 2003 we have conducted the Sandblast giveaway to honor the many members of Sandtroopers. Our community continues to be an example of what a great hobby Star Wars collecting can bring out in people. This year we'll be scaling back things quite drastically (from last) but we still feel at least one of the prizes is BIG enough to make this worthy of being called a Sandblast event! Join our very special "Trooper" for more on the festivities that kick off today check out the details page to see how we are ripping it up for the eighth birthday of our organization. Please make sure to stop by our forums to drop us a birthday wish. United We Find and Happy Birthday to Sandtroopers.com!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 July 2008 | 22:28 EDT

    Clone Wars 7-26: Our complete selection of Clone Wars figures, vehicles, and gear will be going live friday night at midnight for the July 26th on-shelf date! We will have a good chunk of Clone Wars items in stock at that point (including the awesome AT-TE!) and preorders will be available for everything else due to arrive throughout the next few months!

    DST Darth Maul: The first figure in Diamond's new line of quarter scale Star Wars characters, this 19" Darth Maul figure has a multi-layered cloth costume and has 25 points of articulation to be posed in any style you'd like. With voice and sound effects topping the package off, these are sure to be a great seller. Put your pre-order in today, at only $64.99!

    Kotobukiya: This new set of Kotobukiya ArtFX+ figures includes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. Each kit comes with part of the Yoda BAF, so with the set you get all four figures without having to worry about collecting pieces. This set should ship this holiday season, so get a leg up on the new Clone Wars story and pre-order yours today!

    Kubricks Series 9: We've also received our shipment of the Series 9 Star Wars Kubricks. We've got these available in boxes of 12 or cases of 48, and the chase figure (or figures) is (are) to be includes in the Case. This assortment includes clone troopers, Jango Fett, Qui-Gon Jinn, Count Dooku, Yoda and Anakin Skywalker, so grab yours while they last!

    Classics Soundwave: Another shipment of this great figure, we've got plenty of stock now for anyone that missed this figure on previous go-rounds. Soundwave comes packaged with Laserbeak and Ravage, so you can re-create scenes from the classic cartoon, or just not have to hunt down two tapes! Available now at $59.99.

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    Posted by: Josh | 22 July 2008 | 22:22 EDT
    Sideshow Announces Tusken Raider Premium Format and Greivous 1:1 Bust
    Comic-Con 2008On the heels of the 1:6th announcements we also get a premium format and life size announcement. Star Wars Premium Format fans get the very cool looking Tusken Raider, which from the preview image looks amazing. The next bust in the 1:1 scale line is General Grievous himself which was leaked a few months ago hidden in another Sideshow picture. Make sure you come talk about the Tusken Raider Premium Format and the Grievous 1:1 Bust in our community forums.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 July 2008 | 22:17 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Luke Skywalker from Sideshow Collectibles
    Force not included!Our Sandwatch Guides are getting caught up from the recent flurry of 12-inch figures that have hit the street the past sevearl weeks. With a very low exclusive edition size at 1977 pieces, it's no wonder Luke Skywalker sold out in a near instant. Again we could all argue should have been first, but you won't be let down by the incredible details! Thanks again to team Sandtrooper for keeping our guides up to date!

    Posted by: Josh | 22 July 2008 | 22:17 EDT
    Sideshow Darth Vader & Stormtrooper Announced
    Comic-Con 2008As you all know a while back Sideshow teased their Darth Vader 1:6th scale figure. Well, tonight with just hours till Comic-Con 2008 starts we get to see a better preview image. He's not gonna be announced alone though as we will be getting a Stormtrooper to go with him! If you want to fight for the Rebellion you will get your chance with a Rebel Fleet trooper. Stop by and chatter with other Troopers about the Darth Vader/Stormtrooper and Rebel Fleet Trooper in the Sandtrooper community forums.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 July 2008 | 22:02 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Steel City Con
    We hope our Troopers stationed around Pittsburgh, PA can load up those Dewbacks this weekend and patrol the Steel City Con. Our good friend and ally Mr. Anthony Forrest will be on hand signing autographs fresh off of his trip from Celebration Japan! There will also be personalities from the WWE, Pirates of the Caribbean, Seinfeld and even an opportunity to have your picture taken with a 1966 Batmobile! For more dates, ticket information and hotel arrangements for the show visit their website.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 July 2008 | 22:01 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Han Solo from Sideshow Collectibles
    The classic old smoothie!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with one of the latest 12-inch figures from Sideshow Collectibles. The first time they took a crack at our favorite smuggler, we got to see the Bespin gear. It amazed me that they wouldn't have selected the classic look from A New Hope that we could all argue should have been first, just like the shot he took on poor Greedo! Thanks again to Josh "Long-Shot" Long and Boba Binks for the great work on the review and visuals.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 July 2008 | 13:37 EDT
    Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
    We have the new Star Wars Kotobukiya ARTFX models preorders with new discounted pricing. We also are offering the AT-RT & Falcon easykit model for pre-orders. This week we've added to our inventory with the new X-wing Revell easykit model, vintage Darth Vader MPC model van, Jedi sketchbook, Cinefex & American Cinematographer magazines are all in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 July 2008 | 2:51 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: London Film & Comic-Con
    Troopette Taurs & Jedi Masters!Our Dewback Patrol is updated for a complete international operation from the London Film & Comic-Con. Sandtroopette Taurs and forum member Jaask were able to gather an account of a pretty impressive guest list, but like most shows a few would cancel! For more check out the photos and summary from the event yesterday! United We Find.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 July 2008 | 2:41 EDT
    Celebration Japan:
    Due to unforeseen circumstances we did not receive our updates for Celebration Japan as we had expected. However if you are looking for a good overall view of the show visit Slave1.jp for a look at their collection of images. It is a pretty impressive gallery and we can't wait to see what is going to be on tap this weekend as the San Diego Comic-Con gets underway!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 July 2008 | 13:44 EDT
    Update from Toys R Us.com: Galactic Star Wars Sweepstakes!
    There is a gigantic contest going on at Toys R Us.com some of our readers might be interested in. In the Galactic Star Wars Sweepstakes you can enter to win 1 of 4 life-sized Clone Wars figures from Gentle Giant! For more check out Toys R Us.com for the

    Posted by: Starfox | 19 July 2008 | 12:57 EDT
    Star Wars Force Unleashed: Flushing Out The Galaxy
    Unleash the Force September 16th!In the new hit game Force Unleashed, the story plans to fill some holes between RotS and ANH. According to the LucasArts project lead Haden Blackman, there's a couple of big twists and turns in the story one revelation in particular really impacts the rest of the saga as a whole. The story has a real implications on 'Episode IV.' In some ways, without the apprentice, 'Episode IV' couldn't happen. Story-wise, they left some openings for a sequel, the concept of 'The Force Unleashed' could be taken in any direction. They could potentially do a Force Unleashed game set in a different Star Wars time period with a new storyline. "We were definitely cognizant to leave some doors open at the end", said Blackman. To read more please visit Fox News

    Posted by: Starfox | 19 July 2008 | 12:54 EDT
    Clone Wars: Ahsoka...Friend or Enabler
    Slashing & Bashing!It's time to turn back the hands of time, the Clone Wars are upon us. According to Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm Animation and George, they wanted to bring more fun and an aire of swashbuckling to this new animated series. With the presence of Ahsoka Tano and her mischievous wit, Ahsoka breaks down Anakin's stiff facade and reluctance to take on a student, the two establishing a flippant rapport as they slice up droids with their light-sabers, scale a daunting summit on a rescue mission and play nursemaid to Jabba's kidnapped baby son. With this movie and also the ongoing series, we're going to see the banter between Obi-Wan and Anakin. "It is reminiscent of some of the original Star Wars. It's got that comic relief in it and has kind of that old-school feeling." To read more check out Associated Press for the

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 July 2008 | 15:51 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Celebration Japan Set-Up
    Sandtroopin' in the Orient!Our Dewback Patrol is on offence and we sure are glad to have an inside look at the set-up of Celebration Japan. Forum member sraw rats a.k.a. Sandtrooper Kei has sent back a another report of his first day inside the convention center facilities. It sure is starting to take shape to be one of the best Celebration events ever, hopefully the photos will take some of the sting of not going for most of us. We wish him best of luck the next few days on his rookie mission. Stop by our forums and check out even more photos of that Dewback. United We Find and Bonsai!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 July 2008 | 14:38 EDT
    Update from Premier Collectible Auctions:
    You can now register at ebayliveauctions.com for both absentee bidding and live internet bidding up to or during the live auction event for all Premier Collectible auctions. To register for bidding, please click here. If you are unable to attend the live auction, you can still follow the action live for up-to-the second bidding and final auction prices. To follow the live bidding on eBay.com, please do the following:

  • Click here to register for viewing and bidding access to the Premier Collect live.
  • Follow eBay's prompts for connecting to the PCA live auction.
  • During the live auction dates, please visit eBayliveauctions.com.
  • Sessions will display on the homepage under "upcoming auctions".
  • Click on the "View Live" button and follow the prompts.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 July 2008 | 17:10 EDT
    Scout Troopers Sammie & Maddie Report:
    “I was making my rounds here in the Los Angeles area and stopped by a Target Store and went to the Star Wars section and it was completely bare. As I was leaving the section I went to the end of the aisle and on the end caps, low a behold I saw (3) legacy collection figures just sitting on the shelf and I happened to look on the adjacent aisle there was (2) pegs with wave 2 legacy set so I grabbed a set and what really made my day they already had them in the clearance aisle for only 4.94 each! So keep your eyes peeled and happy hunting!”

    This is not the first report we've had of these super-lucky findings! Thanks for the update and keep 'em coming Troopers!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 July 2008 | 15:42 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Celebration Japan Pre-Coverage
    Sandtroopin' in the Orient!Our Dewback Patrol is delighted to have any coverage at all seeing as we do not have a staff member attending the show this weekend. Forum member sraw rats a.k.a. Sandtrooper Kei has sent back a preliminary report from his day one adventure that contains a couple of photos from a Pepsi Bearbrick search he conducted yesterday. We look forward to the continued exclusive news, photos and updates that should be on the way from the other side of the world. We wish him best of luck on his mission!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 July 2008 | 15:18 EDT
    Dewback Preview: C.S.O. to conduct tribute to John Williams
    Come get your clasical on!We would like to remind our Troopers in the Windy City area that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. Erich Kunzel will once again conduct the CSO to pay tribute to John Williams by performing several of the Star Wars award-winning scores and many other films he's done great work in. We have been in the trenches of this event three years ago in one of our many Dewback Patrol missions. As you can see Daniel Logan was in attendance three years ago, but I phoned the festival today and as of right now there are no plans for a special guest at the event this year! For more visit Ravinia.org for ticket information and the

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 July 2008 | 0:09 EDT
    New Comic-Con Exclusives: Airborne Trooper mini-bust and More!
    And yes more scratch to spend!With the San Diego Comic-Con inside of two weeks, the Official site has shed light on a couple surprises we haven't seen before. There are going to be stampedes headed for the StarWarsShop.com booth and the prize will be this amazing Airborne Trooper mini-bust from Gentle Giant! There are also several more must haves from Medicom, Kotobukiya, Tomy and many more! For more check out the Official Site for the lowdown that will have you wishing you'd booked a flight for San Diego.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 July 2008 | 14:53 EDT

    18% OFF Sale: Its time for savings on some older inventory, instead of the customary 15% off sale, we decided to bump it up to 18% off. From now until 12:00 noon on Friday July 18th, everthing except New and Backorder / Preorder items will be marked down 18%. This includes thousands of normal items and even more from the vintage department. We've removed the New designation on a couple hundred more items, so be sure to browse through your favorite menus for a great deal.

    Empire Crucible Boxed Set: This set goes back to the Crimson Empire comics, when Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax were in training to become Royal Guardsmen for the Emperor. The set includes Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, as well as trainees Lemmet Tauk, Kir Kanos, Alum Frost and Carnor Jax in their training outfits. Don't miss this brand new set of Expanded Universe goodness - up for preorder now at $34.99.

    Star Wars Water Toys: Jakks Pacific has announced the license for Star Wars water toys and kites, and they've got quite a bit of product set to release next spring. The most impressive piece is the massive Millennium Falcon Water Park, a 14' diameter floating play area complete with a water-firing blaster and two built-in slides. There are also inflatable ride-on vehicles, deluxe ride-ons with water guns, inflatable battle orbs, and even an inflatable R2-D2 floating drink station. Also coming up are new starship kites, made with nylon; pick up the Millennium Falcon, an X-Wing Fighter or the TIE Fighter Advanced! Kites are 2' to 3' long each!

    Wicket VCD: This 1:6 scale vnyl figure of everyone's favorite Ewok is done in a realistic style unlike the other VCDs we've had, and would fit in great with a 12" figure collection. He stands proudly with spear in hand, and he's ready to go at only $56.99!

    Indiana Jones Fedora: We've replenished our supply of these great replica hats in a couple of sizes - the Large and Extra Large, to be specific! If you're in the mood to pick one of these fine pieces up, we've got plenty of stock in all four sizes.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 July 2008 | 14:27 EDT
    Update from Hasbro: "Official" Information now Available
    Get the goods from HasbroHasbro has posted some files and information that they promised us last week. First up we have the Launch Lineup sheet. Which has a list of everything that will be available on 7/26 and later. I took a quick look and noticed a few things that I don't recall seeing before (Jodo Kast? Holographic Dooku?) so it looks like a neat list. Then, there's also Hasbro's Clone Wars Handbook which shows some nice photos of what to look for. Go and download yours now, and get ready for 7/26!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 July 2008 | 12:16 EDT
    Mos Eisely News Brief: Make the Jump to Hypercake!
    Another Falcon that is too sweet!We have learned Hasbro isn’t the only one making a big impression with a large-scale Millennium Falcon these days. Althought it is small in size, with Charm City creating this you can bet it's upward of $600! In fact you might just say this incarnation takes the cake. The article states this one might not make the Kessel Run, but it could possibly be the most awesome Star Wars birthday cake ever! For more check out Gizmodo.com for the jump to Hypersweet!

    Posted by: Josh | 16 July 2008 | 0:32 EDT
    Comic-Con Interview Questions Needed
    Do you want fries with that?Ok troopers we need your help! As you all know Comic-Com is coming up we here at Sandtroopers will be covering the show so you don't miss the action. Well, we've been given the chance to interview two writers from DK Publishing. Who might we be interviewing? Jason Fry who is the co-author of the upcoming The Clone Wars Visual Guide and Ryder Windham who has done extensive work on the Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection. So please come and give us the questions that are on your mind for these two authors in our forums.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 July 2008 | 21:17 EDT
    Star Wars YouTube: Happy Endings!
    Well Troops, I can tell you I usually hate sequels but in this case I'm glad to see there is a happy ending to this story and not a homicide. Great joke gals!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 July 2008 | 20:57 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: BMF is LIVE!
    NOT a hunk of junk!Our Sandtwatch Guides are updated with the second of the large-scale vehicles that are set to hit stores 7/26. This is not only worth getting out of bed for, but no doubt a dream come true for every Star Wars collector around the globe. We've been hoping for years Hasbro would make improvement and give us something better than the same mold we all had as kids. They did so much more than make it bigger, there are limitless improvements. Check out the details and over twenty five photos of the Millennium Falcon. The Legacy Collection is looking like it could be one of the best of all time. Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping the mind trick on the employees!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 July 2008 | 20:10 EDT
    Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
    With all the "street date" hype, don't worry about July 26th, we have the wave 1 Clone Wars in stock and ready to rock! We will have all the new products in this week, and will make them available at a fair price. With Red 5 U.S.A. you can always count on excellent service, secure shopping, and great selections. So take a few minutes and browse our massive selection, and if you don't see what you are looking for, please drop us a line and ask. Don't forget to take advantage of our offering of the Attakus Oola statue for the benefit prize for the second Make It Better campaign. She's too sweet to not take a crack at for what is about a half gallon of gas these days. For the latest action figures, battle & comic packs, graphic novels and much more, head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A.!

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    Posted by: Josh | 15 July 2008 | 18:27 EDT
    New Clone Wars Posters
    Just one more monthAs we get closer to the new Clone Wars movie which hits theaters on August 15th. We get more new items hitting the internet. Today we get a look at two brand new posters with styles very similar to what we saw with Revenge Of The Sith. Make sure you take the time to check out Can Mag.Com and get a great look at these two posters before they hit stores.

    Posted by: Josh | 15 July 2008 | 14:16 EDT
    Yes, I Created Lightsabers
    I am the creatorHave you ever wondered who created Lightsabers? If you have now is your chance to read where the creator got his ideas for these most famous weapons. Ben Burtt who is a film technician is the lucky guy who helped impact the Star Wars Universe and is the voice of Wall-E in the new Pixar Film. Do not miss the chance to read this very insightful interview at Time Out London.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 July 2008 | 21:46 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: The AT-TE is Deployed!
    Here they come Troopers!Our Sandtwatch Guides are updated with the first of the two "large" scale vehicles that are expected to dent the wallet of everyone on 7/26. We begged three years ago to no avail, at Toy Fair this year we were finally delighted to see the sights and sounds and now it has blasted it's way into our guides! Check out the massive All-Terrain Tactical Enforcer. The variety action features factored in with the firepower and ability to hold mass amounts of Clone Troopers make this no doubt a must have! Thanks again to Boba Binks for keeping us loaded!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 July 2008 | 21:45 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth2525 Reports:
    “Darth2525 with a store report today from Central Wisconsin. After months of nothing new I hit the mother load today. The Wal-Mart in Stevens Point put out the AT-TE for $99.99. They must have had at least ten of them. Very unmistakable white packaging, I could see this end cap display from 8 aisles away. Then later in the day I went to the Shopko in Wisconsin Rapids and the pegs were full of multiples from the first eight figures in both the Legacy and the Clone Wars line. The weird thing was that some figures had the 1st day of issue stickers, while others did not. There must have been at least 5 R2D2’s, but none had the 1st day of issue sticker. The only down side was the $9.99 price tag per figure. I decided to purchase an Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Leektar & Nippet with the stickers and pass on the rest in the hopes of finding the others at Wal-Mart on July 26th.”


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 July 2008 | 15:20 EDT
    Update from Big Bad Toy Store: New Exclusive set available for Pre-Order!
    They're coming in fast!Our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has been very active the past few days in regards to new items. They've just posted the Crimson Empire Crucible boxed set. We haven't heard much on this new Previews Exclusive set either but from what I'm seeing it looks like this may be a record setting year for spending! They have also posted a page with some great outdoor Star Wars items for the kiddies! Check out the selection of kites, inflatable ride-on with squirters and the Millennium Falcon that will have every one of us wishing they were five years-old again!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 July 2008 | 15:05 EDT
    New Comic 2-pack Image: Gran Moff Trachta on the way?
    Don't even try to to keep count!Our community forums have been buzzing with all the new purchases and Clone Wars activity a small photo slipped under our radar. The tiny pack-in booklet revealed what would appear to be a new upcoming Comic 2-pack of Darth Vader & Gran Moff Trachta. This is a surprise because these booklets tend to be worthless most the time, and usually there isn't anything that you've never seen before. It's beginning to be quite a task to keep up! The team at Bantha Skull have posted scans of the entire catalog.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 July 2008 | 1:46 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: V-19 Torrent
    Here they come Troopers!We get another dose of fresh new Clone Wars to our Sandwatch Guides. The Republic will be much stronger with the addition of the V-19 Torrent. With moveable wings and loaded with a couple of missiles, you can bet this one will be on the checklist of nearly everyone! We've drooled since Toy Fair, now take a closer look at details and photos. We look forward to what's yet to come! Thanks again to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the visuals.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 July 2008 | 0:59 EDT
    Update from White Wizard Toys:
    This week at White Wizard Toys we have a few new Star Wars items from Kotobukiya and Gentle Giant. First up is the Queen Amidala Classics Bust for the super low price of $17.99. We also have received two new ARTFX Bounty Hunters in the form of IG-88 and 4-LOM. Don't forget to pick up Boba Fett and complete the set to create the bonus Darth Vader figure when you purchase all six! Also this week: Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and much more. Visit our Chicagoland location or shop online 24 hours a day.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 July 2008 | 0:59 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Homing Spider Droid
    Crawling right into your wallet because everyone will want two!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the first of many from the Hasbro Clone Wars line. The Sepratists have really stepped up their game and so did Hasbro with the Homing Spider Droid. Even though it sits high on stilts, I think most collectors will be just fine with the OG-9! It is just what you needed to take out foes on the air and the ground. For more check out the details and photos, we'll worry about street dates at a later date! Thanks to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the visuals.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 July 2008 | 22:41 EDT
    Checklists Updated: Clone Wars & Legacy lines Added!
    Happy Birthday Matt & Crew!Why wait until this week when our own Jimsjedi has compiled and added to our own checklists? You can now download a list of what will be available this 7-26! With several waves of figures, many vehicles and of course the double-whammy combo of the BMF Falcon and the AT-TE, it's sure to be one for the ages! Our forum members are stumbling across displays on random toy runs, but most are not able to complete their purchases due to the street dates. Lock and load Troops, and check off everything you must have before you storm the door! United We Find.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 July 2008 | 20:00 EDT
    Sandtrooper Matt Reports: Happy Birthday S.W.N.Z.
    Happy Birthday Matt & Crew!I just thought I'd pass on to you all a bit of a SWNZ milestone...SWNZ's is celebrating its fifth birthday - for five years we've been delivering New Zealand Star Wars news to Kiwis, and have been celebrating the involvement of NZers and NZ -exclusive collectibles in the wider Star Wars universe. Today's SWNZ news also includes the scoop on the upcoming Hasbro Clone Wars toy launch events across New Zealand... It's going to continue to be an interesting year for Star Wars fans!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 July 2008 | 22:20 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #472

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    Rare Vintage coins are the highlight for this weeks newsletter. We have the ultra-rare POTF Sail Barge and Luke Holding Lightsaber coins plus many more! Some new unique toylines we've just received are AFA graded Marvel Secret Wars and a few more Dukes of Hazzard carded figures. The 2008 Order 66 2-packs are now at a new low-price of $19.99! For more selection of great collectible items, visit to our website. Don't forget if you are a newsletter subscriber you can use a coupon code to take $15 off your next order of $75 or more. (Terms and conditions apply) Your website order must be placed by 11:59PM CST, Thursday, July 24th, 2008 in order to qualify for this promotion. To use this coupon, simply enter the coupon code save15off75 when checking out!

    Posted by: Josh | 11 July 2008 | 18:58 EDT
    McDonalds Clone Wars Toys
    Do you want fries with that?Promotional items for the new Clone Wars are starting to surface. These particular promo items come from the Golden Arch themselves McDonalds. We have images of two items one being Asajj Ventress and Boba Fett and a list of possible items in this line. Come talk about these items and your thoughts on what we've seen so far in our forums.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 July 2008 | 17:57 EDT
    Hasbro Q & A Session: Factories, Falcons and other Big things!
    Latest Q&A from HasbroThe next set of questions from our community has returned from Hasbro and we again thank them for their continued participation and hearing our voice. Would you ever consider making a Clone Factory? Why release two higher-end items on the same day? Are we going to see a new Luke with Blastshield for our new Falcon? Log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Make sure to visit our partner site the Jawa.com for their latest barrage. Also there will be a set at Well of the Souls.com for those of you who dig Indiana Jones! We also got an update from the team regarding 7/26 you won't want to miss! Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.

    Posted by: Josh | 10 July 2008 | 21:32 EDT
    Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
    The latest Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter brings us a couple of amazing items from the Star Wars Universe. The next figure from Sideshow's 1:6th Ki-Adi-Mundi is up for Pre-Order. If you are a Boba Fett fan then you will want to make sure and save for the Boba Fett Bronze statue. Hellboy Fans are also not to be left out this week with a couple of preview items for the new Hellboy II. Make sure you check out tonight's Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter for all the latest news.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 July 2008 | 15:02 EDT
    Update from StarWarsShop.com:
    Build your armies with dozens of retro action figures (70 different figures!) now available at StarWarsShop's Bargain Bay! StarWarsShop recently acquired a cache of hundreds of out-of-stock action figures from years past, with a special emphasis on Stormtroopers and Clones that will finally allow collectors to replace those figures lost in combat! Every figure is just $9.99, and there are limited numbers of each. Make sure to visit to StarWarsShop's Bargain Bay to pick up those figures you may have missed the first time around!

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    Posted by: Josh | 10 July 2008 | 0:22 EDT
    Clone Wars Coming To Hollywood
    The new Clone Wars movie has finally landed a premiere location! Georege Lucas has tapped the Egyptian as the perfect location for the worlds first viewing of the Clone Wars Movie. This theatre has history with the Star Wars Saga dating back to the 1980's. Make sure to check out this special Clone Wars article to get all the details.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 July 2008 | 20:44 EDT
    Holy Clearance Wars Yakman!
    Our friends at Yakface.com have received a report of the new Wal-Mart exclusive Build-a-Droid figures marked at clearance price of $5.00. I can't believe we didn't even get a warning to get our tails in gear and pick them up at full price! For more check out the latest attack from the Yak for the

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 July 2008 | 20:09 EDT
    Star Wars YouTube: The Ultimate Sin
    We as collectors get a bad rap for our “sickness” or “obsession” that from time to time gets the best of us as humans. No matter how bad it may be, I can always think of many other things a person could waste their money on. However our significant others always seem to understand and support us, but what you are about to see is wrong in so many ways. One of our scavengers dug this clip up and we felt compelled to share with our readers. Just so you could all be thankful this creature isn't soon to be your wife! Please view at your own risk as what you are about to see is very disturbing…

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 July 2008 | 19:59 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Slave Leia Statue
    Chain me right next to her!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with perhaps the most provacative statue yet from Gentle Giant. As many male collectors would agree, Slave Leia would have any farmboy wishing he wasn't related! This piece has been available for quite some time, in fact you might even be lucky enough to catch the lovely lady on sale from any and many of our great sponsors. For more check out the details and photos of slave metal bikini bliss! Thanks to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the visuals.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 July 2008 | 19:59 EDT

    Animated Maquettes: Done in the animated style, this figure shows him in his black robes, with a wizened cane and a scowl on his face. Let the dark side flow through you with the help of this kind master!

    Kotobukiya: THe ArtFX statues from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" have arrived at last. Dr. Henry Jones captures the likeness of Sean Connery, who is standing with a closed umbrella, worn suitcase at his side. The Indy figure has him clad in standard leather jacket and fedora, with bullwhip at the ready in one hand and a golden idol in the other.

    Indiana Jones: Two more 12-inch figures have been announced for the Indiana Jones line, and our pre-orders are up for them. The first is Indiana Jones in German Disguise, who comes with a rocket launcher accessory. The other is Mutt, in a leather jacket with a switchblade and the Crystal Skull.

    G.I. Joe 25th: Hasbro has also announced the next wave of 12" G.I. Joe figures. This wave includes the Flint figure from wave 1, as well as Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Torpedo. You can get these in our case of 6 listing, and we've also got them all listed individually.

    Vintage Department: The vintage department is always looking for collections of items from the last 30 years, so if you have some vintage items you are looking to cash in, or if you need to clear out some more recent items to make room for cooler new stuff, drop them a line at vintage@bigbadtoystore.com and James will get back to you with further information.

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    Posted by: Josh | 9 July 2008 | 1:13 EDT
    Gentle Giant San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives Pre-Order Tomorrow
    Comic-Con 2008!If you are going to this years San Diego Comic-Con and are a Premiere Guild Member make sure to be around your computer tomorrow! Gentle Giant's Summer Convention and Comic-Con Exclusives will go up for Pre-Order tomorrow for those who have active PGM memberships and are attending this years Comic-Con. Public Pre-Orders for these items will be Friday, July 11th. Star Wars fans get two very cool items in the Anakin Skywalker Mini-Bust and the Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz(Camouflage Variant). Come talk about your success in getting these items and what you think of them in our forums.

    Posted by: Josh | 8 July 2008 | 17:17 EDT
    Star Wars: The CloneWars Exhibit!
    Houston we have NO problem!In association with Lucasfilm, Space Center Houston presents a one-of-a-kind experience! To celebrate the new feature-length animated Star Wars saga, Star Wars Clone Wars, they’ve gathered the most massive array of exciting, unique Star Wars exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and props ever! Some never seen - anywhere! If you love Star Wars, then this is your summer. The festivities kicked off this past Independence Day. Do not miss the chance to get all the information you'll need to make this event by checking out the Space Center homepage!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 July 2008 | 12:13 EDT
    Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge: Voting ends in 2 Days!
    Give Maulfett a hand!Many of you are aware the the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge is underway at Atomfilms.com. With only two days left we're asking you Troopers to take the time and help vote for one of our own. Forum member Maulfett is the "star" of the film Trials of the Sith. Who wouldn't have enjoyed seeing Darth Vader vs. Maul? You do need to register to vote, but it is completely free. Check out this fan-made battle with an ending only a Star Wars collector will really appreciate. Visit our community forums and wish Maulfett the best of luck! For more check out Atomfilms.com to cast your vote.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 July 2008 | 12:13 EDT
    Update from Red-5 Collectibles U.S.A.:
    We have the cure for the “Summertime Blues” here at Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A.! Kotobukiya has released the next two ART/FX statues in the Bounty Hunters Series. IG-88 and 4-LOM are ready to depart. Don’t forget to check out Boba Fett either as we have a few remaining in stock! Collect all six and building your bonus Darth Vader today! We are stocked to the rafters with one of the largest selections of the Gentle Giant Maquettes around. We have most of the line going all the way back to before “Snow Bunny” Padme. We are gearing up for the Legacy & Clone Wars collections so be sure to check back often for new listings. For the latest action figures, battle & comic packs, graphic novels and much more, head for the trenches of Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A.!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 July 2008 | 11:59 EDT
    Make It Better: Update
    WE need every one of you Troopers out there!We're just a couple weeks in to our latest campaign partnered with theJawa.com. We've also teamed up with Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. to offer an Attakus Oola statue for our benefit drawing this round. Our charity target will be the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and we'll be donating in the name of Christopher Delvecchio Jr.! Please visit our official Make It Better page to see how you can help. We've raised a nice chunk of change so far but we still need help from all of our Troopers. Stop by and sound off if you have any questions, United We Find! Thanks again to all who have taken the time to donate.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 July 2008 | 11:59 EDT
    Update from Premier Collectible Auctions:
    Great news! Absentee bidding at premiercollect.com has been extended to ensure anyone interested in placing bids online have as much time as possible before the live auction event in San Diego, CA. Remember, after absentee bidding ends at premiercollect.com, you can still bid live. You can now place bids online until the following times:

    Premiercollect.com Absentee Bidding Ending Times:
    Lots 1 - 799 - Bidding ends Thursday, July 24th, 2008 at 9PM PST
    Lots 800 - up - Bidding ends Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 9PM PST

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 July 2008 | 23:33 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: R2-D2 and Wall-E speaking the same Language?
    Thought that guy sounded familar!For those of you who have had to drag your younglings to the new Disney movie Wall-E, you might have noticed a familiar name in the credits. Oscar award winning sound designer Ben Burtt is the man behind the beeps and blips that are the voice of Wall-E. For a guy who created everything from the sound of Vader's breathing to the world famous hum of the lightsaber, you'd think it'd be quite an easy task for a guy who wrote the language of R2-D2 to take on the persona of a futuristic trash compactor! For more check out the Chicago Tribune.com for the

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 July 2008 | 20:25 EDT
    Clearance Wars: Head for the Shack!
    Ok I'll buy one for that!While we are all in a holding pattern or hoping our local stores will let some of that new product slip through the cracks, you might want to include Radio Shack to your stops. That is of course if you are interested in picking up some of the scaled replica helmets from Master Replicas for a little more than a gallon of gas! Forum member Darthjay was able to pick up Darth Vader for the super-low price of $6.99 in the suburbs of Boston this past week. If you have discovered similar finds sound off in our community forums! United We Find.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 July 2008 | 20:21 EDT
    Update from EFX: Stormtrooper Helmet on Sale this week!
    You can never have too many buckets!We’d like to remind everyone who is interested in the new EFX Collectibles Stormtrooper helmet, the sale date is this Tuesday July 8th. The very low edition size of 500 is almost a sure sellout as some of that allotment has been promised to overseas distributors. Starting tomorrow you can create your account for the Tuesday ordering, so make sure to have yourself ready and not left out! For your Troopers who have not, visit their website today to sign up for future newsletter announcements!

    Posted by: dustrho | 5 July 2008 | 11:03 EDT
    Starwars.com Gets a New Look
    Starwars.com Gets a New LookSince a new Star Wars film is soon to be out (of course I'm referring to Star Wars: The Clone Wars), the folks at Lucasfilm decided to revamp The Office Website with a fresh new look. Instead of just changing the look of their home page and nothing more as done in the past, the entire site has been updated. It's definitely a nice new look, so if you haven't been there in a while check it out. The Force is strong with this site!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 July 2008 | 10:52 EDT
    Happy Fourth of July Troopers!
    God Bless to a safe return!On behalf of the entire Sandtroopers staff I’d like to wish all of our readers a Happy and safe Fourth of July! Our Independence is something we should over-celebrate, as there is no greater gift than freedom. We hope you all enjoy the time with family and friends, and please be safe with those explosives! We would also like you all to take a moment today and try to appreciate all of veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can have this day. We also send our best to the men and women in uniform serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Godspeed to a safe return as they succeed in their missions. United We Find!

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 July 2008 | 23:37 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #471

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    We hope everyone has a great July 4th! We've received a whole slew of new stuff from Indiana Jones to G.I. Joe. Right now, we are taking pre-orders on a new Cobra 7-pack exclusive. Also available for purchase are wave 1 of Indy Mighty Muggs, Indy Deluxe Cairo Thugs, vintage Thundercats AFA, and vintage Star Wars Droids Vlix. For more of a great selection and to fill the holes in your collection, check out our website today.

    Update for one of each figure members: Due to a Hasbro price increase this summer, we need to raise the price for the One of Each Figure Club from $7.99 per figure to $8.99 per figure. This will take effect with the next shipment of Star Wars figures due at the end of July. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 July 2008 | 23:29 EDT
    Update from Sideshow Collectibles:
    The Sideshow Collectibles newsletter was loaded with several new updates for Star Wars collectors. The latest 12-inch figure has been revealed and Jedi Master Ki-Adi Mundi will be next to add to your collection of heroes. They have also previewed the second Fine Art statue with the very limited Boba Fett! You can also check out the production shots of farm boy Luke Skywalker as well as place your order for some of their hottest new arrivals. For more log in to your Sideshow Collectibles newsletter account and check out all the latest news!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 July 2008 | 21:13 EDT
    Sandwatch Guides: Mighty Muggs Wave IV
    Four times the awesome!Our Sandwatch Guides have been updated with the fourth wave of Mighty Muggs. The characters selected this round were Yoda, General Grievous, Luke Skywalker (Bespin) and Emperor Palpatine. For more check out the fourth installment of 100% awesome that is hitting stores near you! Thanks to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for the visuals.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 July 2008 | 21:13 EDT
    Update from StarWarsShop.com:
    Things are gearing up for the Clone Wars release later this month but if you do have a few credits to jingle, you might want to check out some of the products the clearance section has to offer. There is the Convention Figure 2-Packs Bundle The McQuarrie Droids and Jedi-Con Shadow Trooper 2-Packs together for an incredible value at $21.99! There are also several new items added lately such as the Clone Wars Theatrical Banner, Totem Standee, and even Window Clings. Begun the Clone Wars have!

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    Posted by: dustrho | 2 July 2008 | 8:31 EDT
    Lightsabers in the Palm of Your Hand!
    These may look small, but they pack a big punch!Anyone who has a Nintendo DS and a love for Star Wars will be excited to hear about the new lightsaber stylus packs coming to a galaxy near you. You may think these are too small to use for chopping down Jedi, but they're powerful enough to play your favorite Nintendo DS games. Two packs will be available for purchase on July 31: a two-pack that lights up for $17 and a three-pack that doesn't light up for $8. If I had a Nintendo DS, I'd buy both of them in a heartbeat. Check them out here.

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 July 2008 | 23:51 EDT
    Sandtrooper Morly Reports: Obi-Wan Character Key Pre-Order
    The Yoda Character Key, a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, will start to pre-sell THIS Thursday, July 3rd, at 11am PST on CharacterKey.com. There will be a limit of 1 per customer and this is only for those of you attending SDCC and planning on picking your key up there. If you are not attending, DO NOT ORDER ON JULY 3RD! A small number of keys will go on sale on Thursday, July 24th (the start of SDCC) for non-attendees. For more information on the new Obi-Wan Character Key, visit their website for the

    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 July 2008 | 14:52 EDT
    Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
    This week we've featured the Battle Rancor, Order 66 set of 2-packs, Battle of Hoth miniature set, dashboard drivers, micro machines loose playsets. All are in stock and shipping. Wholesale clearance on holographic Emperor, Action Masters, POTF 3" , 12" figures & freeze frame figures, Holographic Emperor, Force Battlers, RotS toys. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 July 2008 | 13:31 EDT
    TRU Midnight Madness Details: The Countdown is On!
    To celebrate the highly anticipated August 15 theatrical release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Toys“R”Us, U.S. and Lucasfilm Ltd. have partnered to create the ultimate Star Wars destination in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online. The adventure begins in July with the installation of countdown clocks in every store, ticking toward the July 26 launch of the largest selection of toys, construction sets, role play accessories. For more check out the forums for the entire press release and the