August 2011

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 August 2011 | 20:42 EDT

Clearance Sale: The sale continues with more items added and pricing further reduced. Take a look for a variety of featured items as well as the huge sales menus that contain thousands of items priced 20% to 90% off list price.

Force Unleashed Set: This new set includes Starkiller, Darth Phobos, an Imperial Navy Commando, an Imperial Navy Commando Officer and an Imperial EVO Trooper. We have the set of 5 listed at $69.99.

Clone Wars: This new assortment includes Clone Commander Colt, Jedi Evan Piell, Armored savage Opress, Kashyyyk Warrior, R7-D4 and Jar Jar Binks, and we have them as a set of 6 for $69.99. We also have them in a case of 12 with 6 returning characters at $104.99. Finally, we have a number of restocked singles available, like Shirtless Savage Opress, Captain Rex with Jetpack, Super Battle Droid and more, so check out the whole list to find what you need.

Cobra Commander Exclusive: This figure was previously unreleased, but now we will be able to bring it to you. The figure comes in special packaging with both a letter from General Hawk and a HISS Drone Mini Tank, and we have the box set listed at $34.99.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 August 2011 | 22:05 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: No and uh... NO!
There are several YouTube clips leaking some of the new changes in the new Blu ray set. One of the changes that has popped up today is Lord Vader screaming "No" during his moment of redemption. You can also click below to see a clip of Obi-Wan Kenobi's new Krayt Dragon call. I'm sure we'll be seeing more in the days leading up to the actual release and you might want to check those clips out now before they're pulled by LFL.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 August 2011 | 22:00 EDT
Dewback Preview: Fan Days is Coming!
We are getting very close to the next Dallas Fan Days event. There is quite an impressive guest list and there are several that will be signing for free. Both Ashley Eckstein (Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano) and Catherine Taber (Clone Wars Padme Amidala) to the Fan Days guest list! Fan Days will be held this October 8-9 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX. For more, click below to book tickets and get hotel information.




Posted by: The_Josh | 29 August 2011 | 17:55 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Boil and Waxer Set Review
Today, I’ve got another review for ya for the Star Wars 1:6th line. The characters I’ll be reviewing will be Boil and Waxer along with Numa from the Clone Wars TV series. This set is really a fantastic buy when you look at everything you get which I explain in my review. The set itself costs $225 and if you want you can still grab the regular edition of the set via Sideshow’s website. Take time to watch the review and after come chat us in the Boil and Waxer Thread.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 August 2011 | 13:33 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Drawing for #1 Next Saturday!
What can Sandtrooper Gold do for you?We have secured the next prize in our "Aces High" 11th Anniversary celebration, therefore we can set a date for the drawing of the #1 of 1800 McQuarrie Snowtrooper minibust for next Saturday. We'll be donating a percentage of funds received this round to the Diabetes Research Institute in the name of Emily & Christoper Delvecchio Jr. to make this a win, win, win for all involved. Please note this raffle is open to Premium Members only and the cutoff to purchase additional tickets is Saturday at 6 o'clock p.m. central. The video of the winner should air sometime Sunday on our YouTube channel. Good luck to all who are in the running for what might be the rarest prize we've ever given away! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 August 2011 | 2:57 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Lucas by Submission!
We have found a YouTube clip of the MMA fight between Hikaru Shinohara vs. Amanda Lucas from Japan this past Friday. Watch the daughter of the Maker show us her skills in the ring, as there's no doubt she's not into the sport for the money. Click below to see all the action!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 August 2011 | 0:54 EDT
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Swing to Freedom!
Wishing him more than luck!Our LEGO Master ACPin has given us another Sandtastic LEGO diorama, this time it's the iconic "swing to freedom" aboard the Death Star... "Luke and Leia, trapped in the Death Star by pursuing Stormtroopers, attempt a daring escape as they swing to freedom across an endless chasm. Using only Luke's grappling hook, Leia hangs on for dear life as they barely escape the clutches of the Empire." For more, visit the forums for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 August 2011 | 17:16 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The 2011 Clone Wars figures at Brian's Toys sold fast last week, but luckily there are a few individual figures still remaining. Hot off the truck this week are Master of the Universe classic Megator and Man-E-Faces and Artists Proofs of the recently available Artoo & See-Threepio. Don't forget to check out the recently restocked FX Lightsabers at our newsletter!


Posted by: The_Josh | 26 August 2011 | 17:04 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles Comic-Con Clone Commander Exclusive
Alright, today we’ve got the Star Wars Exclusive from Comic-Con reviewed for ya. The item is the Clone Commander from the Star Wars 1:6th line. This item is totally badass and will only enhance your Star Wars collection and especially your clone collection. This guy is totally weathered out and comes with plethora of extras. The clone cost $90 and has no edition size with it being listed as just a limited edition so you should be able to get one but don’t waste time. Take time to watch the review and after come chat us in the Comic-Con Clone Commander Exclusive Thread.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 August 2011 | 3:44 EDT
Dewback Preview: Move Along, Move Along!
Our good friend Anthony Forrest wanted to let you Troopers know he is appearing at two conventions over the upcoming weekend. For those of you attending Fan Expo Canada, he'll be appearing at the 501st booth on Friday and Sunday. However on Saturday he'll be in Stamford, CN at ComiCONN. If any of you guys are in the area, make sure to stop by and hear what he has to say about Tosche Station in the upcoming Blu ray set!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 August 2011 | 3:26 EDT
Update from Crave: Just 6 Days Left!
We've got savings, new listings, and new catalogs coming at you from Crave. There are just 6 days left in the Summer of Savings! If you make your first Crave purchase before the end of August you will get your $5 back from us. Click here for details, and don't miss out on this great deal!

Crave is also launching its 3rd catalog, G.I. Joe, in the beginning of September. If you're a Joe fan keep your eyes open for the Real American Hero's arrival. If you have Joe's to sell, email us at info@crave.com to become one of our first sellers in the new marketplace!

Finally we are featuring Power of the Jedi this week on Crave. If you have PotJ figures to sell, list them on Crave before Saturday to get free promotions in our weekend update. You can also visit the Star Wars marketplace to see our entire collection of listings!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 August 2011 | 3:24 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Act 1 of Forgotten Realm now Online!
The title of the movie says it all Troopers! However some of you may remember a Dewback Patrol mission from 2007 where Dustrho and I took part in the filming of the fan-film Forgotten Realm. It's been a long time coming but you can now see Act I by clicking below! You can see me as TD 7306 keeping things secure at the bottom of the ramp at around the 9:50 mark. Thanks again to Darren for inviting the Midwest Garrison, it was indeed a great time for all involved. United We Find!

Star Wars Forgotten Realm Act I from Darren Crawford on Vimeo.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 August 2011 | 3:22 EDT
Affiliate Update: Gentle Giant offers even More!
Our friends at Gentle Giant were incredibly generous with their donation to our "Aces High" 11th Anniversary celebration, and now you can help give a little back to Sandtroopers.com with their new affiliate program. Our Sandwatch Guides one of the largest collections of Star Wars Gentle Giant product on the internet, and we look forward to seeing what is in store for the future of their various lines. They are offering many PGM exclusives, so if you haven't click below to see what has just arrived!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 August 2011 | 16:09 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New & Improved Yoda!
Check out the short clip of the new and improved Yoda the Jedi Master from Episode I coming on Blu ray. You can clearly see there can be huge upside to going back and making the films we love so much better. See for yourself how good it looks!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 August 2011 | 14:20 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New ARTFX+ Gallery!
Get your Koto on!Our friends at Kotobukiya have passed along a photo gallery of all their latest ARTFX+ releases. Check out the Phase II Clone Trooper two-pack, R2-D2 & C-3PO and a classic Obi-Wan Kenobi sculpted by by Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima) The Clones ($79.99) are set to invade in January of next year followed by Obi-Wan Kenobi ($119.99) in February and the Droids ($79.99) we're looking for should appear in March. Until then check out the new photos of all three! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 August 2011 | 14:19 EDT

Battle Packs: This assortment includes the Hunt for Grievous, Defend Kamino, Assault on Geonosis, Cad Bane's Escape, Stop the Zillo Beast and Capture the Droids. We have them available as a case of 6 for $134.99; you can also pick them up singly for $24.99 - $29.99 each.

Kotobukiya: This new 1/7 Scale version of Obi-Wan Kenobi includes different looks so you can display him with his hood up or down. His lightsaber can light up with an LED light, and the figure is listed at $107.99 ($12 off the MSRP).

Hot Toys: Medicom has announced two new RAH figures. We have R5-D4 and 4-LOM listed at $219.99 and 249.99 respectively, each at $20 off the MSRP. Be sure to grab these two robots for your collection.

Sideshow Collectibles: The newest release in Sideshow's Star Wars 12" Figure Environment line is the Chalmun's Cantina piece. It includes a removable double-sided window graphic as well as interior lights. We have this great piece listed at $234.99, $15 off the MSRP.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 August 2011 | 13:44 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Celebration VI Packages now Available
If you were attending Celebration VI next year, the V.I.P. Jedi Knight & Jedi Master packages are now available for purchase. If you have already purchased your tickets, you can upgrade to one of the premier packages at checkout. For more, click below to start planning your adventure today!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 August 2011 | 12:22 EDT
Sandwatch Live: Stealth Operations Clone Trooper
We have another Clone Wars review to add to our arsenal of action figure review, check out my review of the Toys R Us Exclusive Stealth Operations Clone Trooper. "Commander Blackout" can make new recruits jump into action, will you do the same for a few dollars more? See me get down and dirty in my latest "exclusive" rant! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 August 2011 | 12:59 EDT
Sandtrooper Ian Reports: ImagineFX Star Wars Special
If you like art, a must have!"The Star Wars edition of ImagineFX features new art and interviews with the artists behind the Prequels as well as an interview with Ralph McQuarrie on designing the look of Star Wars: A New Hope and the artist behind the original poster art tells us how he made it. We also have a workshop section where Lucasfilm artists demonstrate how they created characters for the films, including Iain McCaig on Darth Maul, Terryl Whitlatch on her Pod Racer characters and Aaron McBride creates a new Imperial Droid just for the magazine based on the AT-AT design."



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 August 2011 | 2:47 EDT
Dewback Patrol: A Mission of Hope
The Ultimate Mercy Mission!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report on some of the amazing work the 501st Legion conducts on a regular basis, and we felt we needed to shine the light of the twin suns on this one Troopers. After collecting over three hundred fifty toys over two conventions, see how the Empire would assist "Bugs Pals" to bring some joy and happiness to many who really needed a smile on their face. For more check out the full report from Friday afternoon and thanks again to Dan Siemek for coordinating such a wonderful event. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 August 2011 | 2:44 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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All 2011 Clone Wars waves are now available over at Brian's Toys. Pick up these new waves before you're preoccupied with the fourth season of the Clones Wars! Brian's Toys has also updated their site with the new Blu-Ray Commemorative Figure Packs and Kit Fisto's FX Lightsaber. For more great stuff arriving this week, visit their newsletter!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 August 2011 | 15:00 EDT
Update from Crave: $5 Off your 1st Purchase!
The Summer of Savings continues on Crave! Now you can get $5 for your first Crave purchase through the end of August! We have also brought back the seller contest and Featured Series Week. If you have Clone Wars figures for sale, list them by Saturday to get some free promoting in our weekend newsletter. Be sure to check out some of the featured listings as well!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 August 2011 | 14:57 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: P.M.P. Update!
We are close to setting a date for the next raffle in our Premium Membership Program that is for MEMBERS ONLY. In case you missed the Seripas review on YouTube, we revealed the prize in the next raffle will be the McQuarrie Snowtrooper minibust from Gentle Giant. The kicker is it is number ONE of 1800 pieces! We still have our free gift available, and we'll be announcing many more prizes for Sandblast 2011 that guarantees you a chance at winning something really cool from Hasbro, Sideshow, and many others!

International Troopers can request a shipping quote, and recruits without a Paypal account can send me a private message via the forums to obtain a shipping address. It's fast and easy to sign up using our donate button and for a $25 annual fee* (Plus Shipping) the membership includes:

  • 1 Autographed (Anthony Forrest) Celebration V Fixer / Cami 2-pack Figure. (LIMITED SUPPLY)

  • Quarterly newsletter on ST community events posted in the Exclusive Members area.

  • Exclusive coupons & offers with many of our sponsors and affiliates.

  • 5 Tickets for entry into site related raffles. You can purchase more tickets / chances for .50 each (non-members are not included in the McQuarrie Snowtrooper drawing). Raffles will run quarterly. This includes prizes at future Battle Station events!

    ** Troopers must also include $12 shipping & handling charge if you select the option of the free gift. Also if you are in the Chicagoland - Milwaukee Metro area please ask about Free Delivery!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 August 2011 | 14:13 EDT
    Update from Gentle Giant: PGM Offerings for August!
    Get em before they are gone!We will be offering a limited number of Obi-Wan Episode III mini busts to our Premier Guild Members on Thursday, August 18th at 1pm PST. This is an Entertainment Earth exclusive with a limited release of 1,000 pieces worldwide. Limited to one order per customer account. Duplicate orders will be canceled. Links will not be active until Thursday, August 18th at 1pm PST. If you have not yet pre-ordered your 2011 Holiday Deluxe Mini Bust - Darth Vader 'Meets the Maker'...Time is running out; you have until Monday, August 22nd to place a guaranteed pre-order. Any orders placed after that date are subject to availability.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 August 2011 | 14:04 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: The LAST 77!
    There are only 77 copies left of THE FORCE AMONG US – the highly praised documentary that celebrates Star Wars fandom. Only 1,977 copies of the film were pressed and now only 77 remain! Director/Producer Cris Macht has tapped into his own personal stash/collection and came up with enough sand (from Tatooine) to make sure that if you waited to purchase this Documentary – it was well worth the wait! Check out the website for more info on this highly acclaimed documentary.

    The Force Among Us Director/Producer Cris Macht will also be appearing at Comiconn in Stamford Connecticut on Saturday Aug 27. The 1 day convention will feature a Star Wars Trivia Contest by Kevin Liell, A life size Land Speeder, (2) Sets of music from Glenn Nelson and High Adventure, and a “Live From Tatooine” in the style of The Tonight Show – hosted by Kevin Liell with special guests Cris Macht and Anthony Forest. For more info – check out ComicConn.com!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 August 2011 | 14:03 EDT

    SDCC Revenge of the Jedi Set: We were able to get a small quantity of these items for our international and other customers. This set includes figures on the Revenge of the Jedi card backs, and is listed at $279.99.

    Clone Wars: This new assortment includes Clone Commander Colt, Jedi Evan Piell, Armored savage Opress, Kashyyyk Warrior, R7-D4 and Jar Jar Binks, and we have them as a set of 6 for $69.99. We also have them in a case of 12 with 6 returning characters at $104.99. Finally, we have a number of restocked singles available, like Shirtless Savage Opress, Captain Rex with Jetpack, Super Battle Droid and more, so check out the whole list to find what you need.

    Vehicles: Contained in this assortment are Anakin's Delta 2 Starfighter, Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter, Obi-Wan's Starfighter and the Republic Artillery Cannon. We have them available as a case for $109.99; we also have them available singly at $29.99 - $34.99 each.

    Vintage: This case is a great assortment to fill gaps in your collection. It includes figures like Darth Vader, R2-D2 with Lightsaber and Drink Tray, Wicket, Wedge Antilles, Yoda and more, and is priced at $109.99. We also have many of them available singly.

    Kotobukiya: Check out the latest ARTFX figure Commander Cody. He is shown holding a hologram of Emperor Palpatine, which can be swapped out to allow him to hold another weapon. He is priced at $109.99. We have received both the R2-D2 and Han in Carbonite Silicon ice trays. These trays have large and small molds so you can make a variety of ice cubes, chocolates and more, and they are priced at $9.99 per tray.

    Sideshow Collectibles: We've just listed a handful of 2005 to 2006 Sideshow Statues purchased from a local collector. Key characters and some hard to find pieces. There are 2 - 4 pieces available of 10 different statues - take a look here and grab them before they are gone for good.

    LEGO: A large shipment of LEGO items is in the process of being entered into stock. We have new Star Wars LEGO, Harry Potter, LEGO City, LEGO Atlantis, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Hero Factory and more. Be sure to keep your eye on the menus and the New In Stock tab on top of the front page to keep track of all the new additions.

    Clone Wars Plush: We have three new plush Clone Wars items for you. Commander Cody, Captain Rex and Commander Fox are each available, priced at $22.99 apiece.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 August 2011 | 14:01 EDT
    Sandtrooper Spotlight: Look Sir, Droids!
    You da Man AC!!Our old friend ACPin has updated us with his latest creation, a man after my own heart actually. Check out his LEGO diorama of the Tatooine Sandtrooper Patrol. There is no question about his skills! "The Sandtrooper patrol detachment dispatched to investigate a crashed escape pod on Tatooine scour the sand dunes for evidence. They had heavy weapons, survival gear, and shoulder pauldrons denoting rank." For more, visit the forums for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 August 2011 | 15:24 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Season 4 Kicks Off September 16th!
    Check out the new extended trailer of Clone Wars Season 4. The one-hour premier will be September 16 on Cartoon Network. Hopefully this is enough to hold you over for a month!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 August 2011 | 2:55 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Amanda Lucas Kicks Ass!
    May the Force be with her!It appears the career of cage fighter Amanda Lucas is taking off once again as the U.K. newsite Dailymail has posted a ton of photos of her training. You would think she would just take to writing a few Clone Wars episodes like her sister, as the pay is a mere $500 per fight! See what her father George thinks about her career in the indepth interview and



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 August 2011 | 14:31 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con Wrap-Up Report!
    I pity the fool that can't make Chicago Comic-Con!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a report and another photo gallery of my adventure at Chicago Comic-Con. The weekend attendance was once again incredible, as there were some really great costumes and some pretty funny t-shirts all over the floor. Was this a show you needed to attend? For more check out the full report from weekend and thanks again to the Midwest Garrison for a great job in the field this weekend. I was proud to lend a hand at the booth and serve the Empire proud!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 August 2011 | 0:26 EDT
    Sandwatch Live: Seripas Clone Wars #61
    While on routine Patrol today I took advantage of the massive influx of new Hasbro product on the floor of Chicago Comic-Con to deliver on the request of my son to pick him up "something cool." There's not a doubt in my mind I got that job done, click below to see one of the best "big" figures since 2007! Oh and WHAT number is that McQuarrie minibust??? United We Find.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 August 2011 | 19:59 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Punishing the Windy City!
    Ol Dirty back on Patrol!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with a massive photo gallery from my day one adventure at Chicago Comic-Con. There's no other way to describe it other than this show isn't what it used to be. However it sure wasn't lacking on Star Wars guests, merchandise and fun. For more check out the photo gallery from today and stay tuned for coverage from the show all weekend!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 August 2011 | 14:45 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Proto Fett hits Hong Kong!
    Here we go again!Our forums have produced a great new gallery of the 2011 mailaway Prototype Boba Fett figure. Forum member Echo Base has come through in a major way by showing us the cardback, and the packages of Wave Four that has been pushed to "early 2012" because we've been spoiled with too many new figures this year! All kidding aside, check out the photo gallery that features a side-by-side comparison to the McQuarrie Fett from a few years back. United We Find!



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 August 2011 | 23:23 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: MWG takes to the Woods!
    We have a short video clip via the Chicago Tribune to share from this past Sunday as the Midwest Garrison took part in "Peds in the Weeds" in Morton Grove, IL. A group of tweleve of their finest showed up to bring joy to kids with cancer. This is just another fine example of what a great asset the 501st Legion is to the community! United We Find.

     



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 August 2011 | 19:39 EDT

    Clearance Sale: We've cut pricing on hundreds more items this afternoon and updated all our sales menus. Take a spin through the menus for great discounts on over 4000 total items. Many great items from top brands and manufacturers are included.

    Kotobukiya: Kotobukiya has announced a new ArtFX+ 1/10 scale pair of Clone Trooper from the 501st Legion. This set is currently limited to 501 pieces worldwide, and we have it listed at $73.99, $6 off the MSRP. With this exclusive set and the previous Darth Vader release, you can now have a display from Revenge of the Sith.

    Meon Star Wars Picture Maker: Three listings for new Meon Star Wars Picture Makers are up. They appear to use light-piping tubes to make artwork from the Star Wars series, like an updated version of Lite Brite. We have three sizes listed - Animation Studio at $36.99, Picture Maker at $24.99 and Mini Picture Maker at $12.99; each comes with a differently-sized frame and one or more picture designs.

    Mimobot Flash Drives: New Star Wars Mimobot Flash Drives are up for pre-order. We have Boba Fett, Bossk, Han Solo in Carbonite and Leia as Boushh, and each is available as a 4 GB Drive at $24.99 - $34.99 or 8GB at $39.99 - $44.99.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 August 2011 | 19:27 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars to Make Legal Tender Coins!
    What next!?!Our friends from S.W.N.Z. (Star Wars New Zealand) have passed along this interesting tidbit of information: "New Zealand's precious metal specialist, New Zealand Mint, has been commissioned to manufacture legal tender coins for the Star Wars franchise. The first Star Wars coins to be released are scheduled for launch in August at the American Numismatics Association Show in Chicago, and will include eight 1oz silver coins and 10 Silver Plated base metal coins depicting the characters of the Star Wars movies. The effigy used for these coins will be the Government of Niue." For more check out S.W.N.Z. for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 August 2011 | 21:44 EDT
    Affiliate Update: Welcome Crave.com!
    We have a small video clip from our newest sponsor Crave.com. Click below to learn how Crave.com can be a great alternative to Ebay and yet another weapon to fill the holes in your Star Wars collections. What is it you Crave? Click below and if you do register, please let them know we referred you!




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 August 2011 | 14:27 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Help the MWG & Bug's Pals!
    Bug's Pals & the Midwest Garrison are joining forces to bring a little happiness to the Children at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. On August 19, 2011 the Garrison in full gear will meet and bring gifts to every child at Hope. Their goal is to brighten a child's day and bring them a little happiness while in the hospital. They are accepting donations at the Midwest Garrison booth at Chicago Comic-Con this weekend, so if you can bring a new Star Wars toy, book, LEGO or basically anything Star Wars you think a kid would like to have! The booth numbers for the 501st & Rebel Legion are: 1247/1248/1346/1348 For more, look up "Bug's Pals" and "like" them on Facebook and if you are in the area and can help, please do!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 August 2011 | 14:03 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: How cool would this be?
    Chew on this!While browsing the Twitter feed of @Daniel_Logan, he posted a picture of a fake package of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream that I wanted to share with you Troopers. In fact I have to ask the question, would this sell? After seeing the success of Kotobukiya had at San Diego Comic-Con with the Han Solo in Carbonite ice cube trays, I'm fairly sure this would do well. We would also have to wonder what Carbonite would taste like too! For more check out bonappetit.com for the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 August 2011 | 13:47 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Binks still has Mad Game!
    He's still got game Troopers!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated again, as my good friend Boba Binks has stepped out of retirement to bring us GenCon Indy for the seventh time in eight years! The four-day event was spread out nicely in the newly refurbished Indiana Convention center. Even with a lack of celebrity presence, the show still had plenty of punch for those who enjoy gaming and simply having fun. For more check out the report and photos from this past weekend, and thanks again to David for the pleasant "surprise attack".



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 August 2011 | 11:10 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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    The new Clone Wars Wave 2 is here! Pick up your complete set today before they run out. Check out new artwork from Jerry VanderStelt as well as the Kubrick DX Series 3! For more great products from this weeks newsletter, check out our website!


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 August 2011 | 15:54 EDT
    Area Report: Nabil6901 reviews the Pegs!
    My good friend Nabil6901 has just posted a great video of what your local store display might look like, so if you've been waiting for new product, the great news is that wait is OVER! United We Find.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 August 2011 | 22:44 EDT
    Sandwatch Sneak Peek: More Clone Wars & Vintage Unwrapped!
    Here we go again!Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have passed another set of images so we can all get zeroed in on all the new that's heading our way in 2011. Check out the Walmart DVD sets, the Tauntaun, plus carded and loose photos of some of the coolest Clone Wars figures yet! For more, check out the photo gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know which ones (if not all) are on your hit lists! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 August 2011 | 3:07 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Dallas Fan Days
    We have been sent word that George Takei, who lent his voice as Lok Durd on the popular The Clone Wars television series has just been added along with a ton of other Star Wars and comic book artists. Fan Days will be held this October 8-9 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX. For more, click below to book tickets and get hotel information.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 August 2011 | 1:50 EDT
    Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Ultimate Gift Set?
    What is so ultimate?Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have passed along a set of images of the new Walmart "Ultimate" gift set that is exclusive to Walmart stores. It's hard to see where they got the title from as the set appears to be complete repacks that include Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku, Captain Rex, Super Battle Droid and a Battle Droid. While this might be a great gift to get a kid into collecting, I doubt collectors will find much appeal to it. There is also boxed photos of the Mandalorian Assault Transport and the Attack on the Coronet Battle Pack! For more, check out the photo gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know if you think they should quit making things like this to clog up the shelves! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 August 2011 | 22:52 EDT

    2011 Clone Wars: The newest assortment of Clone Wars figures to arrive includes Hondo Onaka, Clone Commander Jet, Anakin Skywalker, El-Les, Cold Weather Gear Plo Koon, Shirtless Savage Opress and Kamino ARF Trooper. We have them listed as a set of 7 for $74.99; we also have them as a case of 12 with Yoda, Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid, Mace Windu and Hevy in Training Armor for $104.99. We additionally have singles available of many of the figures; feel free to take a look and grab your favorites.

    Sideshow Collectibles: This set of Clone Troopers comes originally from an episode of the Clone Wars animated series, where they rescue a young Twi'lek girl who in turn helps them rescue themselves and her people from a droid attack. Each Clone Trooper comes with two different removable helmets, switch-out boots, multiple weapons and more, and the bonus 5.5" Numa figure, and the set is priced at $209.99, $15 off the MSRP.

    Star Wars Vehicles: This assortment includes Xanadu Blood, Super Vulture Droid, Republic Artillery Cannon and Obi-Wan's Starfighter; they are listed as a case of four at $109.99. We also have singles available of all except the Cannon, and they are listed at $29.99 - $34.99 each.

    Battle Packs: This new case includes two each of Cad Bane's Escape and Assault on Geonosis and one each of the Hunt for Grievous and Defend Kamino, and is priced at $134.99. We also have singles available of all sets except Defend Kamino, priced at $24.99 - $29.99 each.

    Class 1 Fleet: Included in this assortment are Castas & Speeder Bike, General Grievous & Attack Cycle, Battle Droid * Separatist Droid Speeder and ARF Trooper and Republic Scout Speeder. This case is available at $69.99. Series 02 includes ARF Trooper & Republic Scout Speeder, Pilot & Y-Wing, Anakin & Naboo Skiff and Cad Bane & Pirate Bike, and is also listed at $69.99.

    Jedi Force 2-packs: The new Jedi Force Figure Two-Pack are available as a case of 8 for $49.99, and also as a set of 6 (one of each two-pack) for $43.99. Finally, we also have extra singles of Anakin & Jar Jar and C-3P0 & R2-D2, priced at $5.99 each. The first wave of this new series has arrived, and it includes Anakin's Jedi Starfighter with Anakin & R2-D2 and Snowspeeder with Luke and Han.

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    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 August 2011 | 15:28 EDT
    Dewback Preview: Chicago Comic-Con Approaches!
    The programming schedule has been released for the 2011 Chicago Comic-Con this upcoming August 11-14th. We'll be covering the show but sadly the Battle Station will not be in rotation at the event this year. They have a pretty impressive guest list with Ray Park (Darth Maul), Bonnie Piesse (Aunt Beru), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and many more! Click below for ticket and hotel information.




    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 August 2011 | 14:15 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: The Rest at Yakface!
    Our friends at Yakface.com have uncovered a link via Facebook that has the rest of the new Clone Wars wave we posted yesterday! Check out Seripas, Cold Kit Fisto and many more by checking out the


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 August 2011 | 7:51 EDT
    Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New Carded Images Surface!
    Here comes Savage, are you READY?Our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources have passed along three new carded images of Savage Opress, Plo Koon (Cold Weather Gear) and the very slick Kamino A.R.F. Trooper. I really think the new look of having the game pieces take a backseat to the figure is a great idea. There is no doubt we should be expecting to see these hit U.S. shelves sometime within the next 21 days. Until then, check out the photo gallery and sound off in the forums about how happy you are to finally see new product! United We Find.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 August 2011 | 14:53 EDT
    Dewback Patrol: Cyphan Con 2011!
    Are you kidding me? Another Cantina!?!We have another Dewback Patrol mission to add to our 2011 page. This past weekend Cyphan was held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL and the second event was very impressive. Even though the show was themed more as a Battlestar Galactica reunion, the Midwest Garrison did well representing the Empire and beyond my own belief, I found myself in a Cantina once again! For more check out the report and photos from this past Saturday night.



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 August 2011 | 14:47 EDT
    Sandtrooper Noah Reports: More new product Inbound!
    "It's been a while since we've seen anything new in the Charlotte, NC area but long story short 5 days ago my local Target newest figure was Embo and I went back 3 days ago and got the Defend Kamino battle pack and everything there is somewhat new. I also found the Republic Shuttle as well, they had about five of them in stock for 75$. Good luck to you Troopers, but it seems like things are hitting all of the chains since San Diego Comic-Con. MTFBWY."


    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 August 2011 | 14:44 EDT
    Mos Eisley News Brief: Happy 800th to Research Droid Reviews!
    Scratch Tuesday morning!Our friends at JediTempleArchives.com have dropped a big one in celebration of their 800th review! Great work to Paul and the crew on reaching another milestone. If you missed out getting this at the show or HasbroToyShop, Bigbadtoystore.com has made it available for pre-order at a price that is cheaper than what it is currently fetching on Ebay. To see if this is something you truly need, check out the review that gives you the breakdown to get the



    Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 August 2011 | 1:13 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports: New Product FINALLY!
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, here's my store report for this summer. The first stop was the Kmart in Zion, IL where they only had 1 exclusive B-wing Fighter available. The next stop was the Kmart in Waukegan, IL where I saw Wave 6 of the vintage collection figures for $9.99. This is the wave with General Lando Calrission and Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing). No sign of the B-wings there. I then headed to Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL where they also had the Wave 6 vintage figures plus I spotted their exclusive Y-wing Fighter. The final stop was Target in Gurnee, IL where they had the Blu-ray DVD figure gift sets in stock. Nice to see some new stuff trickling in. That's all for now. Later Troopers!”