September 2002

Posted by: Steve | 30 September 2002 | 23:01 EDT
Destiny's Way and Empire #2
Hey Troops, just thought I would remind you that the next NJO book, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Destiny's Way by Walter Jon Williams, is going to be released tomorrow. For those of you who have read Traitor, you know that this next book should be exciting based on the events occurring in the last novel. And if that isn't enough to get you reading enthusiasts excited, keep in mind that Dark Horse's Star Wars: Empire - Betrayal #2 is slated to come out on Wednesday. This should be an excting follow-up to issue #1 and we here at Sandtroopers are anxiously awaiting this one! Now keep in mind that this is Dark Horse, so just because they say it will be released on Wednesday doesn't mean it will be. They are notorious for releasing comics late. Regardless, if it isn't here Wednesday, it will be here soon. Check it out.

Posted by: Tyler | 30 September 2002 | 22:26 EDT
Deluxe Anakin/Nexu wave restocked!
Hey Troopers,
Just a quick report to tell all my fellow Canadain troopers out there to check their local Zellers stores for a restock of the Deluxe Anakin/Nexu wave. I found a case at the store in Orillia, Ontario and 2 cases back at home in North Bay. This is the one that contains the deluxe Mace w/red droid. I have an extra one of these plus a deluxe Anakin on tri-logo for anyone who needs them. I can also get the Nexu for someone if they want. Other than that, no re-stocks of the Target sets or any new figures. Walmart seems to be getting restocks of the Bespin and Endor waves though. I also stopped by a few TRU's while down south and found plenty of the Zam and R3-T7 preview figures still at full price. BTW, I saw the 25th Anniversary Speeder there and must say I'm not too impressed. I don't know what I was expecting but it's just not as cool as I thought it might be. Hopefully the X-wing will meet my expectations. Take care troopers.

Posted by: Jason | 30 September 2002 | 21:45 EDT
Trooper Tim reports:
"Went to my KB today at lunch. What a find. They just got in 10 count them 10 new cases. Lets see, they had, Jango Pilot, Padme Pilot, Anakin Tatooine Attack, Darth Maul Sith Training, Clone trooper pilot, Ki Adi Mundi, Tusken Raider with Massiff, Watto, Lott Dod, and Teemto Pagalies. All in good numbers except the clone trooper and Jango Pilot there was only one case for this wave. I saw it at the last minute when I was checking out. Any one out there that needs any of these figs LMK. I will try to go back today after work. Until then MTFBWY."

Posted by: Jason | 30 September 2002 | 21:41 EDT
Trooper Chicano Dom reports:
"I am looking to see if someone would be willing to respond to an abnormal request. I found a clean-shaven Endor Rebel Soldier today at my local KB store. However, the card has a large crease down the middle running along it's width, right above the bubble. As a collector of mint packaging, I was somewhat upset that I had the item, but not in the condition ideal to my standards. I bought it anyway thinking that maybe somebody, who opens their figures and does not care about packaging, had access to a mint one.

"My request is simple, yet hopeful - would anyone be willing to trade their mint packaged figure for the same figure that would be opened up anyways? If so, I will pay your shipping costs. Please email me if you would be interested in doing so. Thanks. Also, I have an extra SAGA Yoda that I am looking to trade or sell. I am looking for all the newest SAGA figures starting with the new Padme, Lott Dodd, Clonetrooper, etc. Let me know if interested before I take it back."

Posted by: Jason | 30 September 2002 | 20:03 EDT
Trooper Jedi Master Eric reports:
"Hello Troopers, Not too much going on here in western NY. However, I have run across the new 12" figures several times now at both walmart and TRU in Niagara Falls. The TRU in Amherst had 3 12" Luke w/Tauntauns left as of yesterday. A very nice piece for only $59.99. I also have started seeing several of the Falcon Playskool sets at KB.

"Other than that it has been very slow and still no figures after #40, which brings me to my question: can anyone help me find the new figures? I need Padme Pilot and a few others. I have a few POTF2 figures MOC in star cases I could trade. I have OC wave 1, 2, and 3 minus yoda and fett. LMK and thanks again troops!!!!"

Posted by: Jason | 30 September 2002 | 15:04 EDT
Internet Headlines for Monday, September 30
  • Sandcrawler Infomation and Images - Galactic Hunter has provided images and a narrative of a future Star Wars vehicle release - The Jawa Sandcrawler. Not to avoid repainting and using old molds, included figures will be the droid RA-7 (recolored Death Star Droid) and Jawa (previous rlease).

  • AT-TE Small-Scale Vehicle - Take a look at these twelve photographs of the beetle-inspired Action Fleet AT-TE at

  • Catina Patron Appreciation - The second wave of the Wal-Mart exclusive Cantina figure sets has been revealed in prototype pieces, see Dr. Evazan (with improved face paint, deco and jointed knees), Wuher (this time sans glass in hand), and Kitik' Keedkak at Galactic Hunter.

    Posted by: Tyler | 29 September 2002 | 22:24 EDT
    Jango Pilot Winner!
    And the winner is...... from Bloomington, Illinois

    Please contact me to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered and to our sponsor R2Dtoys for sponsoring the contest.

    Posted by: James | 29 September 2002 | 22:23 EDT
    Original Trilogy Bootleg DVD's
    In response to Trooper AndyVW's statements about the Star Wars Trilogy DVD's being offered overseas and all over the web:

    To my knowledge, there has not been an official release of the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD in any country, and these DVD's are most likely straight out bootlegs. I would exercise extreme caution in purchasing any questionable DVD's from sources you are not familiar with.

    I did some checking, and while these DVD's bear "official-looking" copyright information on their packaging, note the fact that all three DVD's, Episode's IV, V, & VI, all have the Episode I tagline "Every Saga Has A Beginning" on the top of each package. They've also used artwork from a Revenge of the Jedi one-sheet as the cover art for their version of Empire. The bottom line here is why waste good money on substandard DVD's that are practically bare-bones and devoid of special features, when we all know that the "Ultimate Editions" will arrive in time?

    If that still doesn't convince you that these are not the real deal, perhaps the fact that the same people selling these are also offering bare-bones DVD's of first-run features for prices as low as $10 US might make you question their reputation. Sounds like nothing but a cyberspace version of a downtown bootleg stand if you ask me. Buyer Beware!

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 21:34 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Daxter reports (NEW FIGURES FOUND):
    "Today I went to my local mall KB Toys store (Battlefield Mall in Springfield Missouri) and found only one Jango Fett Slave 1 Pilot and one Clone Trooper Republic Gunship Pilot. I got the Jango, a guy there got the Clone Pilot. I only had enough for one. Here's some other stock they had:

    "2 Playskool Millenium Falcon, 2 Action Fleet X-Wing, 3 action fleet TIE X1, 2 Action Fleet Millenium Falcon, 2 unleashed Padme Arena, many Orn Free Taa's, 4 Sneak Preview R3-T7, many Super Battle droids w and w/o backgrounds, Anakin Peasant Disguise with background insert, 4 Djas Phur Bounty Hunters.

    "Also a few Mace G.R, few Jango Kamino Escapes, 2 Sneak Preview Zam's, 1 Sneak Preview Jango Fett. The prices are $4.99, which is good for me. They also had a good stock of Slave 1 ships, Jedi Starfighters (and on clearance for $19.99), Starfighters with Obi-Wan with an odd price of $19.99. I asked an associate and said it was a wrong sticker. Oh well."

    Posted by: Tyler | 29 September 2002 | 20:15 EDT
    Sandtrooper Ozziehihorse reports:
    "Hi Troops, I have 4 Greedo Cantina Sets for sale for the troops at $10.50 each plus $5 shipping. Please 1 each for the troops, I want all the guys to get one. Email me."

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 19:13 EDT
    Trooper Delta4Six reports:
    "I was at Salt Lake City, Utah Target yesterday, and found the Unleashed Maul and Jango Fett figures for only $7.98 each. Great deal!!!!! They also had the Reek beast on sale for $7.98. Oh yeah, all items were on the clearance end cap. I found these at the three Targets here in Salt Lake City."

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 19:04 EDT
    Trooper AndyVW reports:
    "Was browsing through ebay late last night and saw a ton of
    the Star Wars Special Edition DVDs for sale! Anybody know about these? They are sold overseas but there are retailers here in the states that sell them. If your DVD player plays NTSC region"all" ,which most of the good ones do I believe, it should work. They are in DTS sound and widescren format. I bought a set from for 34.88. When I watch them, I'll let you troops know if it is worth it. Dont pay the ebay prices!!! MTFBWY!"

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 18:56 EDT
    Trooper Littlejedi reports:
    Hey troops, checked out Macon Georgia yesterday and found several of the interactive R2D2's at Target and TRU. I bought one to play with and he is too cool. TRU still has several Degobah X-wings, Land Speeders, and 12" Luke with Tauntaun but no new figs to be found. Wal-mart had The super battle droid 12" line and a few Republic Gunships under piles of the cantina sets but no new figs there either just piles o' peg warmers. Good luck troops."

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 11:33 EDT
    Trooper Starfox reports (New figures in Texas!):
    "Hey All, The Kaybee Toy Store in the Killeen Mall (Killeen, TX) has the newer wave of figs that includes: Jango Pilot, Padme Pilot, Anakin Tatooine Attack and the coolest Clone Trooper Gunship pilots !!! Verry cool figs....nothing else new from Central Texas. starfox signing out..."

    Posted by: Jason | 29 September 2002 | 11:31 EDT
    Trooper Lordstimpy reports:
    "Hey, Lordstimpy here. I have an extra set of the first wave of Star Tour figures G2-4T, R3-D3, RX-24. I am only asking cost($36, cost of figure plus shipping) for the set plus shipping. Also I am receiving the second wave some time in the future I might have an extra set of those too. If interested email me."

    UPDATE: They are sold out as of 6PM EDT on Sunday, 9/29.

    Posted by: James | 29 September 2002 | 1:29 EDT
    Proud to be a Sandtrooper...
    Hey Troops! Just wanted to take a minute to say "hello" to you all. For the past two years I've followed the evolution of as a frequent visitor and occasional poster. I think that most of you will agree with me when I say that what Sandtroopers stands for is a special thing within the collecting community. I'm happy to be a part of this, and am pleased to say that the Sandtroopers Staff is hard at work on some new and unique content that will be heading your way in the very near future...

    Posted by: Jason | 28 September 2002 | 23:28 EDT
    Trooper Larry reports:
    "Hey Troops,
    "This is Trooper Larry in North East Ohio reporting. TRU in Mentor has new 12" figures of Dooku, Zam, Battle Droid, and Mace. Also have seen the New Luke and Tauntaun. It is an amazing thing. Check your clearance shelves at your Wal-marts. I scored a couple of the EP1 figures I needed. Also have seen the interactive R2, for 97.99. It has some really cool features. Tags for the Republic Gunship and the Arena play set were also seen on the shelf. Thats it for now, happy hunting."

    Posted by: Jason | 28 September 2002 | 1:17 EDT
    Trooper Keith reports:
    "Still fairly stagnant up here in western Canada. The Cantina sets have showed up but no accessory packs or new figs. since Bespin wave. However I do have an extra Acklay (in Canadian packaging) if anyone would like it for retail or for trade. Price was $26.00 Canadian. Will return it to the stores within a week if no takers. Also have lots of the older Action Fleet and Battle packs left for sale (all at their retail prices from when they came out) or trade. Thanks." - Keith

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 28 September 2002 | 0:56 EDT
    Changes at Sandtroopers
    Zack is no longer with Sandtroopers but has moved over to THEJAWA.COM. Our loss is their gain.

    We ARE proud to announce the addition of James (A.K.A. Lord Z). Some of you probably know him from the Sandtrooper chats and some may know his work on films (more on that soon). We are excited to have him on board and with his addition to the site: GET READY FOR SOME EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT! Welcome James!

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 27 September 2002 | 22:50 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    Brian's Toys

    Pre Orders on Ephant Mon $19.99
    Saga Edition Land Speeders $29.99
    Saga Edition Republic Gunships $59.99

    Also Rare EPI Palm Talkers
    EP1 Palm Talker Battle Droid Price: $49.99
    EP1 Palm Talker Darth Maul Price: $74.99
    EP1 Palm Talker Yoda Price: $74.99

    Vintage 12" Lili Ledy Leia Doll
    Very Rare vintage doll
    Price: $599.99

    POTF2 Playset Endor Attack C-8/9 Price: $27.99
    POTF2 Hoth Battle Playset C-8/9 Price: $39.99

    Carded Figures this Cheap!!!
    POTF2 Red Card Leia C-8/9 Price: $1.99
    Reg [$4.99]

    POTF2 Green Card Luke X-wing Price: $11.99
    Reg [$14.99]

    Case of 4 POTF2 Green Card with Slide Darth Vader (removable helmet)
    [find these in the POTF2 wholesale section] Price: $44.99

    Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore, Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys

    Posted by: Jason | 27 September 2002 | 20:41 EDT
    Trooper Jorge reports:
    "Hi Boston News! KB in Coolidge Corner and the one in Newton had the Jedi starfighter w/OB1. Target Watertown Had the 15" R2 and the Reek for $8. TRU Fresh Pond had the Luke 12" w/Tauntaun and the X-Wing exclusives. Hope this helps, Peace!" - Jorge.

    Posted by: Jason | 27 September 2002 | 19:54 EDT
    Troopette Donna reports:
    "Hi Troopers, Donna from So. Cal. Finally something new to report. Went by Target Thursday night and found the second wave of Action Fleet Vehicles. Picked up the Solar Sailer, Naboo N-1 Starfighter, and AT-TE. Waldenbooks has the EP1 Visual Dictionary on clearance for $4.99. Lastly did see two Republic Gunships at Wal-mart last week but passed on it. No sign yet of nleashed Mace & Dooku and nothing since Teemto from the basic line. Happy Hunting to all."

    Posted by: Jason | 27 September 2002 | 19:52 EDT
    Petition for Silver Darth Vader garners more support and still needs more:
    "JediDaxter here. 200+ names. That's right. The petition for a larger production run of the Silver Anniversary Darth Vader that was exclusive to Toyfair 2002, but are now hard to find. I believe this petition could use more names. I am urging anyone who has not signed this petition to do so. Send an e-mail with 'SilverDarthVader' in subject line, full name in body of e-mail, to:"

    Just click here to send the message.

    Posted by: Jason | 27 September 2002 | 19:46 EDT
    Trooper Boba Fred reports:
    "Attention all Sandtroopers, the Variant collector kind, "The Skyyyyyyy is Falling" I just came across a couple of mint pieces of a Jango Fett, "Final Battle" . The flame on this piece is falling from the sky Vs. headed up to the sky.

    "I am in need of Hooded Leia/Pit droid two pack/Sio bibble/Queen Amidala Battle/Naboo royal guard/r4m9/Battle droid security/Acklay Beast. Best Regards."
    - Bobafred

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 27 September 2002 | 14:12 EDT
    Target, Bowie MD.
    The Target in Bowie MD as of 2 P.M. today had:
    12" Super Battle Droid
    12" Zam Wessel
    12" Count Dooku

    Deluxe accessory packs:
    Death Star Trooper
    Scout Trooper
    C-3PO battle droid head switch

    Aklay and Reek on clearance for $11.99

    I have an extra Yoda and Battle droid action set delivered to your door for the insane cost of $12.50. Who wants it? Darth Crypt

    Posted by: Count Matchew | 27 September 2002 | 11:58 EDT
    Calling ALL MD Troops!!!!!!!
    Any troops living in the MD, DC, or VA area PLEASE contact Count Matchew or Darth Crypt if you are interested in getting together with your fellow troops. We hope to get a good number of troopers together for a little fun. We are open for ideas so PLEASE contact one of us with your suggestion...PEACE


    Posted by: Tyler | 27 September 2002 | 9:59 EDT
    Only 2 days left!
    Hey Troopers,
    Be sure to enter our contest by midnight tomorrow for your chance to win a Jango Pilot courtesy of R2Dtoys . Just hit the link at the top of the page to enter. Good luck to all. Have a nice weekend.
    PS The first wave of Cantina sets arrived this week at Walmarts across Canada. Nice to see we are getting this exclusive as well as the Target sets distributed by Zellers up here. Still nothing past Saga figure #38 though :(

    Posted by: Tyler | 26 September 2002 | 23:13 EDT
    R2Dtoys Newsletter
    Ephant Mon �7,Endor Rebel Soldier Troop Builder 4-pack �14 (fan club exclusive),Unleashed Mace Windu �14,Unleashed Darth Tyranus �14,Unleashed Darth Vader �14,Unleashed Padme Amidala �14,Unleashed Anakin Skywalker �14,Acklay Arena Battle Beast �19,Watto Junk Dealer / Lott Dod / Tusken Raider w/ Massiff - ALMOST SOLD OUT !,Anakin Attack �5,Darth Maul Sith Training �5,Padme Pilot �5,Plus many other Ep2 / Saga figures from just �4

    Republic Gunship �39 - ships October,Shuttle Tyderium �95 - ships December,Jango Fett Slave I Pilot �6 - ships 7 October,Clone Trooper Republic Gunship Pilot �6 - ships 7 October,Kotobukiya Darth Vader & Clone Trooper !!

    Light-up Holographic Darth Maul & Qui Gon Jinn set Ep1 �18 for both,Trade federation Tank Ep1 �39,Royal Starship Ep1 �89,Millennium Falcon �55,Power F/X X-Wing Fighter �49,POTF2 X-Wing Fighter �29,Green Card with CommTech Chip: Greedo, Darth Vader & Jawa,Darth Vader w/ Remveable Helmet FF �12,Flashback Yoda �7,Sith Attack Speeder w/ Darth Maul �10,Gungan Sub w/ Obi Wan �10,Plus many more new items !

    Deluxe Clone Trooper, Flying Geonosian & Flipping Anakin,Yoda (new style),Destroyer Droid,Anakin (no cloak),Plus many other items - checkout our unique Coming Soon page for full details !

    Remember.....we have the lowest prices in Europe !

    REPUBLIC GUNSHIP UPDATE: Any customer who placed a pre-order at �39 will have their invoice reduced by �4 - making the piece just �35 ! This is now our official price. Shipping in October. Pre-Order now before we sell out at this great price !
    There is also a new shipping calculator coming soon for European customers - right now we are offering massive shipping discounts compared to the displayed value for non-Europe customers. Please ask for full details. Example, 4 figures will cost approx. �6 (10 euro's). This is done manually by us, and is not yet displayed on the website.
    We will have a special announcement for all our customers within the next 2 weeks, you will not want to miss it ! Add yourself to our mailing list for more information.

    With kind regards,

    Posted by: Steve | 26 September 2002 | 20:33 EDT
    Hey Troops, I have a Momaw Nadon Cantina Scene I would be willing to trade for an Anakin Tatooine and Padme pilot. Of course I would be willing to make up the difference, if any, in cash. Email me if you want to trade.


    Posted by: Steve | 26 September 2002 | 20:30 EDT
    Star Wars: Tales # 13 hit shelves this week
    Hey Troops, just thought you might like a heads up. The latest issue of Tales hit stands yesterday. This issue is something special I have been excited about ever since I heard the announcement. It is all about Mace Windu. Other than Qui-Gon, Mace is pretty much my favorite Jedi of all-time. When he jumped off that balcony on Geonosis, took off his burning robe and still had time to deflect blaster bolts coming his way, all while in the air, I was floored! Now we have an entire issue of Tales devoted to Mace! I can't wait to read this. There are two cover versions available (standard with Tales), one with a photo cover and one with art. If you love Mace, the Jedi or even if you are convinced Mace is a Sith Lord in hiding, check this one out Troops. Look for my review next week.

    Posted by: Jason | 26 September 2002 | 18:53 EDT
    Trooper Steve needs Teebo Wave:
    "Hi Troops, I was wondering if anyone could help me get the Teebo wave at cost + shipping. Thanks." - Steve

    Posted by: Jason | 26 September 2002 | 13:37 EDT
    Trooper Jowa6 reports - Amidala Wave has hit Austin, TX:
    "Today, I scored 2 Padme Amidala Coruscant Attack figs along with Anakin and Darth Maul at the Target near Highland mall. The Target sets seem to be hitting in mass quantities down here. I picked up the Anakin and Darth Maul to trade. If interested check out my post in the jowa(sic)/sandtrooper forums under Action Figure Current, posted by jowa6. Thanks."

    Posted by: Zack | 26 September 2002 | 9:10 EDT
    The Bothan Spy's newest crazy contest!
    The Bothan Spy is pleased to announce a new forum game/giveaway. Watto's Lotto is a progressive contest for registered members of the Bothan Spy forums. Members can enter a weekly lotto drawing for a prize pool of star wars figures, that increases by one figure each week until there is a winner. The game begins September 25, 2002.

    Here is the link with all the rules of the game:

    For more information contact:

    Posted by: Jason | 26 September 2002 | 1:26 EDT
    Latest Review posted: Empire: Betrayal 1 of 4
    Vader - the unwitting pawn?

    Hey Troops, as promised by Steve on Monday, he and I have read and reviewed the first issue of Empire: Betrayal, with a pictorial spread and full analysis on the review page.

    If you are a fan of the Imperial point of view and like to root for the bad guys, this will be the series to read this Fall and Winter. And, if you haven't been into the Dark Horse Star Wars comics lately, then this will be the 'strip to really get you hooked. Get a look at what makes Vader tick, and watch as the Empire is nearly torn apart from the inside!

    Check out our analysis and a ton of scans from the 'strip right here.

    In a couple of weeks, Steve will take the helm, with both of us teaming up to do a review of Issue Two of Star Wars: Empire - Betrayal. That should be coming in early to mid-October. Check for the post.
    Betrayal Cover

    Posted by: Jason | 26 September 2002 | 0:29 EDT
    "Execution Arena" Diorama by ACPin

    Execution Arena (AOC) - click to enter ACPin SW

    "The three felons had been convicted of espionage against the Sovereign
    System of Geonosis and their sentence of death is to be carried out in
    the public execution arena."
    - Thanks, ACPin

    Check it out at ACPin SW.

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 21:20 EDT
    Trooper California Tim reports:
    "Hey Troopers, Just got back from the Rocklin/Sacramento, CA area and found the Luke/Landspeeder and the new 12� figs at TRU. I found one Cantina scene at the Wal-Mart off Truxel Rd exit and nothing at the regular Wal-Mart off of 65. Both WM�s have drastically reduced their space for SW stuff. Target didn�t have much to speak of. TRU in Pinole had the 12� Luke and Taun-taun for $59.99. Really nice looking but no room in the museum for it, oh well. That�s all for now. MTFBWY�all" - california tim.

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 15:40 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Wednesday, September 25

  • It really looks like a 1977 Harrison Ford - presents the latest in a series of figure 2-pack exclusives. It is the new Death Star Trash Compactor segment and includes working bases. The detail on at least two of these figures looks truly excellent! And, if Speeder Bikes are your cup of tea, see yesterday's site update showcasing the upcoming Tyranus and Anakin speeders.

  • Geonosian with Boom Box - New Deluxe Geonosian Warrior with Sonic Blaster appears at Rebelscum. You get fifteen images at their Photo Archives and he includes a mini-ant hill that he can climb in and out of like a sleeping bag.

  • And that's not all... - R2N has the full set of the new Deluxe wave captured in their Visual Guides format - see Force-Flipping Anakin, Geonosian Warrior, and two pages devoted to Deluxe Clonetrooper (1, 2).

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 15:06 EDT
    Trooper "The Chad" reports:
    HELP! I called Disney Land Delivears and they ran out of the Star Tours figures. All I am asking for are the R2 units: R3-D3, R4-M9 and possibly the R5-D4. I would like to have 2 or 3 of each of these. I am very desperate. I am not driving 300 or 500000000000000000000000000 miles to find these things. I apologize for that but I am starting to get really distressed here. If anyone who lives near Disney land or Disney world in Florida can help me, I will appreciate it. I am ONLY going to pay cost, no Ebay prices. Thanks."

    Chad, if you don't have luck through networking here, then eBay isn't a bad alternative since many Star Tours "Buy it Now" auctions have seen reasonable prices for these figures (usually no more than $15 each).

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 15:03 EDT
    Trooper Robert has full set of Vintage POTF Coins:
    "Hi - I'm trying to get the word out the I have a complete set of all 62 vintage POTF coins (loose - not the framed set) for sale - is there any way you could post it on the main sandtroopers page, or is that something that you would post at (I know it primarily focuses on POTF2-present). I also collect loose 95-present stuff. Anyway, I have the full set of 62 vintage coins, and they're all C-8.5 or better with the Boba Fett being the best of the lot at C-9.5. Thanks for your time!" - Robert

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 25 September 2002 | 14:23 EDT
    Sandtrooper Monkey Ambassador reports:
    "I have an extra Cantina Greedo (maybe 2 if Jeffred5 would contact me) for sell trade. I would also like to contact the person who sent me the 1978 Holiday Special. I don't know your name, you live in Valdosta GA. I would like to thank you and ask you something."


    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 2:28 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan (Lightsaber Salesman) reports:
    "Just in case there was someone else out there who also had that unanswered question just a prying at their brain: WHAT'S BEHIND THOSE DARN STICKERS?, well ol' Lex found out finally what was behind both of the confounded stickers on Zam's 12 inch fig he he he he now I know & can go on with my life, aaahhhhhhh (left-peeled, right-sticker).

    "Also, I was at Ames today and they have marked down the toys to 40% off so that comes to $3.81 after tax for a AOTC fig I bought a Nikto today.

    "I'm still finding some of the new Hasbro Heroes of Cybertron PVC Transformer figures too. I picked up Starscream (that bucket of scrap iron) today. It's very hard to get these from Walgreens since each store only gets a total of 3 each and I forgot that the one Walgreen gets their stuff on Thursday so I missed out there & happened to find Starscream at another store, They had one more Arcee too."

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 1:58 EDT
    Trooper Brandon reports:
    "Hey Troopers, its been a while since my last post, but I am really wanting to score the new interactive R2. I cant find one anywhere around St. Louis. BUT, if you are able to find one, and you are still in need of JORG SACUL, then let me know and maybe we can work out a trade. Peace..."

    UPDATE: Brandon has obtained the new R2-D2 and poses this query:

    Hey Troopers! I scored the interactive R2 unit, and I'm trying to figure out his so called "secret" features. If anyone knows what these may be, please let me know. Thanks!

    I researched this personally, but I think the answer will need to come from someone who actually owns this one. For now, I'll refer this to Trooper Lex-Wan. Please email Brandon and US here at Sandtroopers to unravel this mystery!

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 1:51 EDT
    Trooper Tom reports:
    "Hey Troops! Arlington, Texas is the place to be for Accessory Packs. I found three out of four there tonight at the Target on south Cooper Street. There were still plenty left but no Arena with Battle Droids. I guess someone got their arena playset and is having a ball with it. Waco and Hillsboro have many Cantina Packs at Wal Mart (Even Greedo!) but no new figs. Anyway, off to do a late night toy run at the Wal Marts. Gotta get another Gunship. Adios!"

    Posted by: Jason | 25 September 2002 | 1:13 EDT
    Clearance Sale at TOY FELLAS Starts NOW:
    Our Weekend Sale is over, but now our Clearance Begins. Sale ends 9/27/02.

    Star Wars EP II Items
    Basic Figures all $3.49
    Deluxe Figures $7.99
    Unleashed Figures $9.99
    Slave 1 $19.99
    Jedi Starfighter $17.99
    Beast Reek $9.99
    12” Electronic $29.99

    Action Fleet
    Millennium Falcon $7.99
    X-Wing Fighter $7.99
    Tie Advanced $7.99
    Loose Action Fleet $6.99

    Loose EP II Items
    Loose Figures $3.00
    Vehicles $8.99
    Loose Action Fleet $6.99

    G.I. Joes Figures
    All $4.99 each
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    Posted by: Jason | 24 September 2002 | 19:10 EDT
    Trooper Dark Steve reports:
    "Hey Troops, Ohio's Dark Steve reporting from Ashtabula Ohio. I stopped at Wal-Mart in Ashtabula today they had 1 R2-D2 for $ 99.97 on the shelf also 6 cases of the Wal-Mart Cantina sets worming the pegs. 2 cases of the new 12 inch.figures. No new 3-3/4" figures past # 40, Happy Hunting!"

    Posted by: Jason | 24 September 2002 | 13:00 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Cor reports:
    "Corning, NY Area: Ames stores still has some POTJ, and AOTC Action Figures, Beasts, and Spaceships at 40% off. Kmart has the New 12" Action Figures, and Older AOTC. Toys R Us has the New 12" Action Figures, some POTJ, and a lot of Older AOTC Action Figures. Plus 6 Landspeeders, and 8 Luke X-Wing Fighters.

    "Walmart in Horsehead, NY has 2 Full Size R2-D2, no Gunships, New 12" Action Figures, and Older AOTC. Walmart has 1 Gunships (I bought the other one), no R2-D2, New 12" Action Figures, and Older AOTC. KB Toys has some POTJ and Older AOTC Action Figures, Action Fleets, and New 12" Action Figures. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!"


    Posted by: Jason | 24 September 2002 | 12:59 EDT
    Trooper Starfox reports:
    "Hey Troopers, I must liquidate most of my Star Wars collection, you can check out my list in the forums on and under the section of: Tatooine Swap Meet: Action Figures-Current, posted by starfox or you can email me and I will send a list, it is long, very long, but please check it out.....thanks, starfox signing out..."

    Posted by: Jason | 23 September 2002 | 20:55 EDT
    Trooper JediDaxter reports:
    "JediDaxter here, I called my local Toys R Us here in Springfield, Missouri and asked about the R2-D2.

    "An associate told me that all stores will be receiving a HEALTHY SUPPLY, around 20,000. It will be part of a promo. The associate told me that one possibility is that you buy 4 or more action figures, or 2 12'' and get it free. He said it is still unknown, and may start around December. So, if every store got 20,000, and as an example 5,000 stores, that's one million figures. WOW!!! This will not be a repeat of the Silver Darth Vader, Praise the Lord!""

    Actual projected number produced will be closer to 100,000 total figures, which is still more than adequate. Each regional warehouse will be receiving around 18,000 R2-D2's. The only time Hasbro ever produced one million units of any product may have been the initial Episode I figures.

    Posted by: Steve | 23 September 2002 | 18:36 EDT
    Latest review posted: Star Wars: Rite of Passage
    Hey Troops, just wanted to let you know that my latest review is up on the review page. This one covers the 4 issue series Star Wars: Rite of Passage. This marks the end of the series being called Star Wars. Starting with issue #46 the series will be titled Star Wars: Republic. This series is a fitting conclusion to the old title and features many of the series' classic characters, plus some new villains are introduced. Check out my review.

    Also, Jason and I are going to be teaming up to do a review of the new series, Star Wars: Empire. That should be coming later this week. Check for the post.

    Posted by: Jason | 23 September 2002 | 18:17 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Monday, September 23
  • Another Look at Ephant Mon - Still not readily available at retail, the folks at Rebelscum have provided nine images (loose and carded) of him for you to view to keep you busy while waiting for him to make it into the stores.

  • Big enough to take you to Lego-Land - The Lego 37" Imperial Star Destroyer has been announced, follow this link to see this behemoth built by Kuat Drive Yards in an animation and the product details right at Lego!

    Posted by: Zack | 23 September 2002 | 17:18 EDT
    FAO Shuttle delivery confirmed!
    Well if you ordered the Imperial Shuttle from FAO's website you should be getting a card in the mail soon. On it will be your order number and expected ship date which is December 3rd! Only a couple of more months until you can relive those vintage memories....

    Posted by: Jason | 23 September 2002 | 15:38 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Master Eric reports:
    Hey Troopers,
    I was at Walmart in Niagara Falls yesterday and ran across all 3 of the new 12" figures. There was 2 of each, I picked up the Dooku (amazing figure) and left the others behind. Also, I saw the Acklay there for the first time ever!! There were several of them but still no sign of the Gunship. I would also like to thank all of those troopers out there who were able to help me with my card collection. I only need a few more cards to complete it. If anyone has the following, I would make it worth your while to hook a brother up. LMK and thanks.

  • TOPPS AOTC cards #31,57 fold out 3,5
  • TOPPS TPM widescreen series 1 card #54
  • TOPPS evolution cards #30,59,78
  • Target death star accessory set

    Posted by: Jason | 23 September 2002 | 11:28 EDT
    Silver R2-D2 update - Trooper Lex-Wan (Jawa breeder) reports:
    "Here is the SKN # for the Silver R2. I got an email from Trooper CHAD asking for it, it's #632433 That's the number written down but there was no name for the SKN on the paper from TRU."

    Posted by: Jason | 23 September 2002 | 11:25 EDT
    Trooper Darth Skotto reports:
    "Hey Tucson troops! Are you in need of hard to find Episode 1 and freeze frame figures? Well, you are in luck! I was going through my closet the other day and found a few boxes of doubles that I kept around for a rainy day, and you all know how much it pours out here in AZ. If you are interested, please shoot me an e-mail for my list. This only applies for the Tucson area. Thanks, Darth Skotto."

    Posted by: George | 23 September 2002 | 8:27 EDT
    Trooper RMS reporting from Puerto Rico:
    "Hope all's well, this is trooper RMS (Roberto Miranda) saying hiiiiiii again. Just to let you know that KB of Plaza Las Americas has put their exclusive Jedi Starfighter w/Obi-Wan on shelves. So be on the look-out if you want one. They are priced down from $34.99 to $24.99 as they usually do in red ink. In my case, the gamble paid off because I never bought the first boxed version. Now I hope I can have the same luck with the Slave 1 ship. There's been no sign of a ship w/figure verion yet, but I'm holding on. In the meantime, TRU's are discounting the boxed vehicles. Slave 1 from $29.99 to $24.99 and the Starfighter from $24.99 to $19.99. It's not significantly lower, but it's sure better than regular!!!. Take care and best regards!!!"

    Roberto Miranda

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 23 September 2002 | 2:22 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Spiceowan returning from the depths of E-Bay with the bad guy that started it all. I was puzzled when I saw these pieces from my past.I really don't recall getting any figures with my Darth Vader case , but this worth seeing. Where were these figure packs when I was looking for my vintage figures ? I dedcided to throw a neo classic wonder . She was very scarce and did not stay on the shelf long like other sculpts. E-Bay is a good tool to use to fill your collection. Beware and please read the listing completely before you bid , and most of all be careful. Sandtroopers or E-Bay does not guarantee the authenticity of these items. We also have another Power Sucka Inductee this guy kills me. Why a reserve do you think that is mink fur? No fur is worth that kinda headache. Good Luck out there Troops , you never know who is trying to stick it to you, Kick A*% and take names !

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 22 September 2002 | 19:41 EDT
    Our good friends at JEDICHRIS.NET report:
    These guys are having a GIVEAWAY!
    The loot includes: Jango Fett (Slave 1 Pilot), Padme Amidala (Coruscant Attack) and Clonetrooper Pilot! Now WHO DOESN'T WANT FREE STUFF, line up....Hmmmmmmmmmm NO takers? Didn't thing so because this giveaway "IS THAT DAMN GOOD!"

    Posted by: Jason | 22 September 2002 | 13:22 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Sunday, September 22
  • Water Monsters - The latest 'Image Attack' is a dynamic one, it features Jango and Obi-Wan stunt doubles duking it out on the rainy Kamino landing deck,

  • Ephant Mon Lumbers along, Stumbling onto the Scene - R2N has recently put together loose images of Ephant Mon and comparison photos (1, 2 pitting Ephant alongside Darktrooper to show the girth and gigantism associated with htis Fan's Choice No. 3 Figure.

  • Dooku Boasts Bust - Another new installment from The Official Site's 'Image Attack' gives you a look at the Dooku bust ornament adorning the halls of the Jedi Council.
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/22: Win an Acklay, and R3-T7 by posting at, ends 10/4.
  • 9/22: Win your choice of Lott Dod, Watto, or Massiff with Tusken Raider in's weekly contest, ends 9/27.
  • 9/21: Win Jango Fett (Slave 1 Pilot), Padme Amidala (Coruscant Attack) and Clonetrooper (Republic Gunship pilot) at, ends 9/27.
  • 9/21: Win a $50 Gift Certificate from BigBadToyStore at American Dream Comic's monthly promotion, ends 9/30.
  • 9/18: Win a coveted Freeze-Frame POTF2 Sandtrooper at, ends 9/22.
  • 9/17: Win a vintage carded Walrus Man at, ends 9/29.
  • 9/15: Click the button at the top of the main page to enter's very own giveaway for a new MOMC Jango Fett - Slave 1 Pilot, courtesy of R2DToys, ends 9/28.
  • 9/14: Win Rune Haako and Nute Gunray with Bonus Battle Droids at TBS.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2, ends 9/30.

    Posted by: Jason | 22 September 2002 | 11:42 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan reports (Silver R2-D2 Update):
    I found out some news on the Silver R2 at TRU. The guy looked up the SKN # in the computer and saw how many were on order (this is the same TRU that looked up the Treehouse of Horror 3 Simpsons Playset that the region was only getting 1500 pieces in the first order), well the order was for 18,495 R2's.

    That means there will probably be over 100,000 made of the R2. Now to explain when there making a boat load of these it's improbable to think you need to purchase the 99.99 R2 to get one of these as they're not making over 100,000 99.99 R2's for TRU, in fact they probably won't even make that for all the stores put together, and if every store on the first order alone gets almost 200 of these it's basically safe to say that the spokesperson for TRU was right when he said everyone who wants one of these is gonna get one.

    Since TRU is probably paying the same for these or a dollar more per figure, they can't really rip off the customer too much. My true guess is that the R2's will be out some time in NOVEMBER & you will have to spend no more than $50 & no less than $25 to get him. I thinking back to all the other exclusives that they charge an arm & a leg for that's why I say $50. Then I think back to there other giveaways which they have always been very fare with, that's why I say 25.00, so it could go either way. Seeing the 'on order amount' with my own eyes and knowing what stores will get depending on the quantity this is the first concrete evidence on the R2 thus far."
    - Lex

    Posted by: Jason | 22 September 2002 | 11:26 EDT
    Trooper Mike reports:
    "Hey Troops! Well unfortunate times have hit again and I have to part with some of my collection to pay the bills. My 3 3/4" collection was almost complete (again!). So if you are looking for items to help complete your collection please email. I have vehicles, beasts, and figures. Some carded and some loose. I also have a bunch of real stands and display cases that I am willing to part with.
    Thanks and MTFBWY!"
    - Mike

    Posted by: Jason | 22 September 2002 | 0:35 EDT
    Trooper Chris reports:
    A bit of news from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. I went to TRU on the northside and I found quite a bit of the Darth Maul and Jango/Boba Fett unleashed figures. There were some deluxe figures like Anakin and Nexu too. No sign of figures like Palpatine or Tatooine Attack Anakin. Been awhile since I've seen any 3.75" past the Qui-Gon and Jango Final Battle. There are a lot of Luke Landspeeders and the exclusive Mace Windu's.

    Also, I need help from fellow troopers out there. I'm in real need of these figures: E1 TC-14, R2-B1, Sio Bibble, Queen Amidala Battle and Sidious Holograph. I would like these figures to be carded and in good shape. I'd appreciate ANY help!"

    Posted by: Jason | 22 September 2002 | 0:32 EDT
    Trooper R4-M9 reports:
    "R4-M9 here with some good news for Western/Central NY. I stopped at the TRU in Johnson City and picked up the interactive R2 for $100. Very Cool. The same TRU also has the 12" Luke with Tauntaun. The Walmart in Vestal, NY has Cantina sets and a lot of them.

    The Auburn, NY Walmart had some interesting merchandise: I found 5 CTC Vaders and EP1 R2 with rockets and some other EP1 figs, they too have lots of cantina sets. And, the Walmart in Seneca Falls, NY has cantina sets on clearance for 7 bucks a pop. WEIRD. Good luck it's out there. PS - If anyone has seen the target exclusive packs anywhere in NY could you let me know? Thanks!"

    Some fellow collectors and I have seen the Target exlusives in Western NY, albeit briefly, in late July. Many collectors in NY are STILL searching for these sets!

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 September 2002 | 21:57 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    Brian's Toys has just posted their latest Newsletter #163
    Visit our Newsletter at: Newsletter

    Latest Saga Figures In Stock Now!!

    3 3/4" Carded Figures:

    Lott Dodd Price $13.99
    Watto Price $13.99

    Saga Cantina Scene Greedo Price: $17.99
    Saga Cantina Scene Hammerhead Price: $17.99
    Saga Cantina Scene Ponda Baba Price: $17.99

    Saga Unleashed Darth Tyranus Price: $24.99
    Saga Unleashed Mace Windu Price: $24.99

    Saga Vehicles Landspeeder Price: $34.99

    Vintage Loose Darth Vader Telescoping Saber
    Figure is C-9 Telescoping Saber is C-8.5
    Price: $2,495.99

    Also Visit us for our large 12" POTF2 Discount Sale!

    Visit Many More Toys at our Webstore, Visit our Newsletter at: Newsletter

    Brian's Toys

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 21 September 2002 | 13:54 EDT
    INTERACTIVE R2 at TRU in Waldorf MD.
    Troops in Waldorf Maryland, get ready to drop $59.99 on the 12" Luke Taun Taun and a hunnad' spot ($100) on the interactive R2 D2. When you see them in person you will yell "MEESA LIKE-A' DIS"...!" That's what I did. I don't remember much after that other than waking up in the parking lot with a lump on my head........Anyway, they have those and the Dagobah X-Wing and Landspeeder/Luke Combo.

    PS: Watch out for noggin' thumpin' assassins' bum rushing your shizznit...

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 23:56 EDT
    Trooper Neyda Ssor reports:
    "Hey Gang, Neyda Ssor here again. I'm still trying to sell off the last of my collection. It has over 100 figures, ships, beast packs etc in near mint to mint condition. I'm asking $300, but I'll consider any reasonable offers. If you are interested, e-mail me at:
    Please e-mail me only if you're serious. I really need to unload this. If you figure it out, it comes to under $2 a figure and under $4 for other items. It cost me aroung $600 to collect it all, but my loss is your gain. Thanks - Neyda Ssor."

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 19:14 EDT
    New Items at D & S Sci-Fi Toy World
    D & S Sci-fi Toy World has the new Padme, Clone Trooper Pilot & Jango Pilot figures as well as Lott Dodd, Watto & Tusken. Mace Windu & Darth Tyranus Unleashed figures in stock, as well as Republic Gunship and the exclusive Accessory sets with figure. Also, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Tie Pilot, Clone Trooper & Jango Fett Halloween/Collector Helmets back in stock.

    We will have a pre-order up for the new EP II Action Fleet coming late next week as well as the last Deluxe Wave. Check back...

    D & S Sci-fi Toy World
    Click to Enter:

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 20 September 2002 | 18:19 EDT
    Federation Toys Sale
    This weekend Federation Toys is having their one year anniversary sale. All items are on sale with the exception of their new arrivals (Teemto, Lott Dod, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Massiff with Tusken Raider and Watto, along with Electronic Jango and Obi-Wan and Ultimate Jango Fett). The Sale also excludes life-size and Master Replica items.They aren't trying to have a going out of business sale !!!!

    All AOTC merchandise 50% off regualar price. This weekend only so head over to Federation Toys and check them out.

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 15:22 EDT
    Trooper Moshe reports:
    Hey gang, I spotted 2 Repbulic gunships at the Walmart in Waldorf, MD. Additionally, you can find the new wave of 12” action figures at the Kmart in Clinton, MD (I think these are better than the 1st – Dooku looks great and so does the Super Battle Droid).

    I’m soon to clear out the rest of my collection. I still have about 30 POTF figs, along with most of the Ep1 figs (non rare) for sale. I’ll accept any reasonable offers. I also have a massive collection of loose figures and vehicles that I’m gonna be auctioning if I get no offers. This includes just about every vehicle and figure since POTF2 (including Skiff, Ywing, Han and Tauntaun all rare figs and variations). I also bought the first wave of EP2 figs and vehicles up to Teemto.

    I want to get rid of things as a lot and not break up. Of course, if you live in the MD area you could pick it up. Again any reasonable offer will be accepted. Contact me at with questions and details.

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 15:07 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan (Jedi Starfighter Mechanic) reports:
    Kmart's here got in the 12 inch Dooku wave for $19.99 each & Wal-green's got in the Transformers PVC Heroes of Cybertron mini-sets they were $3.99 each, they only had 2 different ones: Arcee & Optimus (Ed. note: these are two of the six Wave 1 figures, which also features Starscream, Megatron, Skywarp and Power Master Optimus Prime with Apex armor) & that's all they had just 2 so there hitting stores now, be on the look out.

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 14:41 EDT
    Trooper Jacen reports:
    Just a reminder from your friendly Sarlacc Pit Forums Moderator that if you are interested in getting something signed by three lovely ladies of Star Wars: Carrie Fisher, Amy Allen (aka Aayla Secura) and Rena Ownens (aka voice of Taun We) and a host of comic people, there is still time! Autographs usualy run $10-$20, with Carrie charging $25 per item. I will be attending the Dallas COMICON convention in Plano, TX (Oct. 11-13) and will pick up autographs for any Troops that want them! Here is the link to learn about the event.


    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 14:23 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador reports:
    I would like to give a shout out for and Jeffred5. They are excellent traders!!!

    Posted by: Jason | 20 September 2002 | 14:17 EDT
    Weekend Sale at TOY FELLAS Starts NOW:
    We are having a weekend sale, which starts now. Receive 10% off all orders $25.00 or more (excluding shipping).

    This sale will end at Midnight 9/22/02.

    Click to Enter:

    Posted by: George | 20 September 2002 | 11:36 EDT
    Area report for Puerto Rico:
    Well, not much to report really but things here in the Enchanted Island are a bit frustrating. Walmart Super Center in Cayey (best place to find new suff) has Nothing, NADA, ZIP.... Just a Ton of Yodas, Dookus, Solos, and Geonosian warriors. So many warriors that you could build an army of them bigger than the one in the movie. So, I've seen collectors chatting in the isle from as far as Aguadilla, Ponce and Mayaguez. Save the gas people and go to the beach instead. I'll keep you all posted here. If any of my fellow Boricuas comes across something better than this, drop me a line here�

    Posted by: George | 20 September 2002 | 9:58 EDT
    "Swing To Freedom" Lego Diorama by ACPin

    Swing To Freedom (ANH) - click to enter ACPin SW

    Trapped and nowhere to go, Luke and Leia are preparing to swing across a Death Star chasm to safety in the most heroic fashion.

    The custom UCS TIE Crawler has also been added in the Lego section of ACPin SW.

    Another masterpiece my troops!! Check it out at ACPin SW.
    UPDATE - Click thumbnail to see ACPin's Swing to Freedom diorama and TIE Crawler (12:26 by Jason).

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 September 2002 | 9:34 EDT
    NOT Star Wars, but you can get Star Wars masks!
    Need Halloween gear? Make sure you visit this site...they have it all..! Halloween is just over a month away, so don't wait till the last minute! I have been involved in Haunted Houses and Forests for years, and they are GREAT to do (the community eats it up). Maybe some troops out there could figure how to do a Star Wars type theme?

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 20 September 2002 | 9:24 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    "Great News!!
    Brian's Toys has Just received the latest in Hasbro
    Saga Collection Figures:
    We now have In Stock the following items!

    3 3/4 inch figures:
    Lott Dod
    Tusken Raider & Massiff

    Unleashed Series:
    Darth Tyranus
    Mace Windu

    12 inch figures:
    Clone Trooper Commander [yellow KB exclusive]
    Clone Trooper [red]

    Visit our site today for the these and many other vintage 80's toy lines. Click Brian's Toys to Visit!!!

    Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore, Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys "

    Posted by: Jason | 19 September 2002 | 22:42 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Thursday, September 19
  • 2003 Figure Count Climbs to sixteen - has announced the first sixteen basic figure offerings to appear in 2003. Listed complete with respective numbers, this list includes eight items not Officially announced to-date. The list includes: Chewbacca, R2-D2, Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Anakin Skywalker. For the rest, visit POTF2 by clicking here! Be sure to visit in the near future to view fourteen of the sixteen images too!

  • Confirmation from Hasbro - has provided a direct link to Hasbro's 9/20 Republic News update concerning the Collection 2 releases for 2003. As seen from this excerpted list, visual photo previews should be comig from the folks at Hasbro soon as well! The figures listed here will be available for viewing soon.

    Padm� Amidala, Droid Factory Chase, with 12 points of articulation! (’03/#04)
    Droid 2 Pack (’03/#05 Photo Coming Soon!)
    Tusken Raider, Tatooine Camp Ambush (’03/#06)
    Lama Su (’03/#10 Photo Coming Soon!)
    Aayla Secura (‘03/#11 Photo Coming Soon!)
    Barriss Offee (‘03/#12 Photo Coming Soon!)
    Yoda & Padawan Jedi (‘03/#15 Photo Coming Soon!)
    Padawan Jedi 2 Pack (‘03/#16 Photo Coming Soon!)

  • R4-M9 Star Tours Deco - Rebelscum has already gotten a hold of this droid and presents seven loose shots to whet your appetite. As a bonus, DL-X2 is also well represented at RS, with eight images of his own to see!

    Posted by: Steve | 19 September 2002 | 22:29 EDT
    Star Wars: Rite of Passage hits stand early
    Hey Troops, the final issue of Star Wars: Rite of Passage, issue #45, hit stands a week early. This series is scripted by John Ostrander, pencilled by Jan Duursema and inked by Ray Kryssing, with cover art by Jan Duursema and Dave McCaig. This ongoing series has brought us such characters as Quinlan Vos, Aayla Secura and Villie. I have had a lot of fun with the series, despite some of the stories not being as good as others. Overall, it has been fun, and I am looking forward to the metamorphosis of this series into Star Wars: Republic. The numbering for Republic will maintain the numbering from the Star Wars series, so the first issue will actually be numbered 46. Don't forget that we also have a new ongoing Star Wars series called Star Wars: Empire. Jason and I will be bringing something different to the review page for the Empire series. Keep your eyes open for it.

    Posted by: Jason | 19 September 2002 | 19:14 EDT
    Trooper BOBB reports:
    Howdy, I just got back from Kay-Bee where I purchased 3 sets of this duo of Darth Maul (Sith Training) and Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine Attack). I will sell 2 of them for $15.00 a piece shipped. Hope this helps, BOBB!

    Posted by: Jason | 19 September 2002 | 19:07 EDT
    Trooper Tim reports:
    Hey Troops, I wanted to let you know I have an extra Bloody Hand Luke up for grabs. I scored two of them from my local KB, the guy who helped me had them in the back. I also picked up an extra Djas Puhr for those troops that can't find him. KB had a lot of Obi-Wan pilots and a couple of Tatooine Attack Anakins. They are supposed to get a new shipment in this week, maybe even today. The associate said it might be wave 7. We can only hope. keep the faith, MTFBWY.
    Update: Bloody Luke is sold, Djas available.

    Posted by: Jason | 19 September 2002 | 13:02 EDT
    Trooper Drew reports:
    I was at TRU St. Matthew's in Louisville, Kentucky this morning and I ran into and spoke with their Hasbro Representative. Here is some info I learned.

    1) He didn't know when and how much the spending limit was on the 25th anniversary R2 giveaway. I was surprised he didn't know more.

    2) He had a complete inventory of their Star Wars figs. They have nothing new. The latest shipment they have is the Vader Bespin Wave.

    3) He sent back half of their stock last week to make room for new figures. He said they have started shipping and should see our area soon, perhaps even this weekend (I'll believe it when I see it).

    4) Finally, he had 1 last case of POTJ that was not on the pegs. The case he had (which I have one of each, so I didn't buy any) are FX-7, Rebel Trooper, Imperial Officer, and Queen's Decoy. There were 2 or 3 of each, case fresh and perfect! Hurry if you want them.

    He was really nice and spent a good amount of time answering my questions!

    On another note, the Gunship, Wave III of the 12" and the Mace/Tyranus Wave of Unleashed have hit our area. But we haven't seen anything past Anakin/Maul for 4" figs, and those were found at our local Kohl's. I am really anxious for the new figs, especially Padme Pilot!

    Posted by: Tyler | 19 September 2002 | 0:11 EDT
    Target Packs and Clearance Sales in Canada!
    Hey Troopers,
    My Zellers store in the north finally got in a case of the Target accessory packs. I picked up a set for myself and have an extra set for cost plus shipping. They were $17.17 CAN tax inc. each (almost $12 US). A little pricey compared to you guys in the US but atleast we got them and they are all mint on US cards. I also got an extra Hoth and Arena set for anyone missing those 2.
    And Walmart up here is the place to be for clearance sales lately and I haven't forgotten you troops so here we go with the list. I have the following for sale at cost and shipping.
    1 Jedi Starfighter $10 CAN
    1 Slave 1 $15 CAN
    1 of each Speeder $5 CAN each
    1 Reek $10 CAN
    3 25th Swing to Freedom $2 CAN each
    2 POTJ Ketwol, 2 Sabe, 1 Bespin Guard $2 CAN each
    Add 15% for the Canadian government and multiply that total by 2/3rds and you'll get the US price. All in all we got some very good sales going on up here. There are also reports of other Walmarts in the Toronto area having the Unleashed figures for $7 CAN. They never even showed up at regular price but went straight to clearance! This happened with some EP 1 stuff too. Anyway, if anyone wants this stuff, LMK. Take care troops.

    Posted by: Tyler | 18 September 2002 | 23:02 EDT
    R2Dtoys Newsletter
    We are attending the Milton Keynes COLLECTORMANIA 2 event from Thursday until Sunday. Therefore our normal shipping and retail services will be interrupted. Any orders placed WILL be shipped, but due to the unusual hours we will be working, normal timeframes will be slightly different. Please bear with us! In fact, if you are very keen to get your order faster, please come to the show!
    Full details at

    Pre-Order NOW Unleashed Mace Windu & Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus). These items will ship to you next week at just �14 each !
    Also available for pre-order NOW, and shipping next week, is the Endor Troop Builder 4-pack - just �14 !
    We are almost sold out of the Target figure w/ accessory sets - before you are disappointed now, head over and get your set while you can.
    Lastly, we are offering the new Jango Fett Pilot SIGNED in VERY limited numbers, Temuera Morrison will be at the show. For those that cannot attend and MUST have that early figure FIRST and SIGNED - please watch our website on Monday.
    Thanks for looking in.

    Posted by: Jason | 18 September 2002 | 16:56 EDT
    Warning - Be Aware of Klez Worm Virus!
    Troops, the ugly and annoying Klez-Worm virus has been hitting hard once again. I have gotten a few "heads-ups" from readers and I myself have confirmed receiving this virus via e-mail over twenty times in the last five days! It comes most often from a prodigy email server. Here is what to know so you don't get infected:

    1. If you get an email that appears to be sent from "staff_member" (insert one of the site staff member's names), delete it immediately! We do not operate on POP3 protocol, and while you can send e-mails to us at these addresses, we cannot send to you via the same handle.

    2. Whether you use an internet-based mail program via the web, or a program such as Microsoft Oulook, look at the message size. If it is between 115-145kB it is most likely the virus. Delete it and be on the safe side (this is the method I use). If you are at all suspicious, my advice is to delete the suspect message and get on with your life.

    3. Look for other tell-tale signs such as bizarre, but near believable SUBJECTS on the email (e.g. "A brand new game to play," "Let's be friends," "Re: From you girlfriend," or even "Delete klez32 forever").

    4. Install a good Anti-virus package. You don't need to spend an arm and a leg either. I can help anyone get a freeware copy of AVG Shield for FREE and it works very well, scanning emails upon arrival and scanning the boot sector of your computer at startup.

    UPDATE: Visit to download free AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus. To learn all about how this virus works, visit this link, this page also has a link to a software patch for MS Outlook. Klez can also add your e-mail addy to dozens of spam mailing lists, read this for info: this link.

    Posted by: Jason | 18 September 2002 | 16:43 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Wednesday, September 18
  • New Figures Close Look - See the large Hasbro images of the early 2003 announced basic Figures at POTF2.
  • High-End Collectibles - The Official Site profiles the signature editions (include plaques signed by the appropriate actor) of the Vader and Tyranus Master Replicas Lightsabers.
  • "Death Star Gunners take a bad spill" - The latest image solicited for caption submissions at is this scene within the Death Star Gunnery Tower.
  • This is why the figure looks the way it does - Production site footage of 'Attack of the Clones' Boba Fett undergoing 3D scanning fot the Hasbro action figure and other purposes.
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/18: Win a coveted Freeze-Frame POTF2 Sandtrooper at, ends 9/22.
  • 9/17: Win a vintage carded Walrus Man at, ends 9/29.
  • 9/15: Click the button at the top of the main page to enter's very own giveaway for a new MOMC Jango Fett - Slave 1 Pilot, courtesy of R2DToys, ends 9/28.
  • 9/14: Win Rune Haako and Nute Gunray with Bonus Battle Droids at TBS.
  • 9/14: R2N is giving away "A Universe of Star Wars Collectibles," a new Star Wars guide, ends 9/21.
  • 9/14: Win a Padme (Coruscant Attack) this week at, ends 9/20.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win either a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2 and, if you are a UK resident, you may enter a separate competition for a Trading Card Game and Collectables prize package, ends 9/30 (UK contest ends 9/19).
  • 8/26: Win a Yoda, and background insert figures Anakin and Jango Fett by posting at, ends 9/20.
  • 8/19: ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR (Age 15+) - Now is your chance to show off your collection and win big, compliments of Hasbro! Plenty of prizes, including a complete set of 2003 STAR WARS EPISODE II 3.75-inch basic action figures! Read the rules here.

    Posted by: Jason | 18 September 2002 | 1:28 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Tuesday, September 17
  • Pilots Featured Once Again - R2N has compiled the latest versions of Jango Fett and Clone Trooper in their Visual Guides, another great look at these items loose and from every angle!

  • Official Site has new Official Figure Release Names - The Official Site has published the names of the early 2003 SAGA figures, they are:
    Darth Tyranus - Geonosian Escape
    Mace Windu - Arena Confrontation
    Obi-Wan Kenobi - Acklay Battle
    Padm� Amidala - Droid Factory Chase
    Tusken Raider - Tatooine Camp Ambush

    Look for a late December/early January release. And, as a bonus, ArtoosNews has captured the Sneak Preview images of the five figures and has made them available for you to see!

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 17 September 2002 | 21:57 EDT
    News from Federation Toys
    Jim at Federation Toys let me know that they recieved some of the newer assortments in today. The site has not updated yet. In stock now are Teemto, Lott Dodd, Tusken Raider w/ Massiff,Ki-Adi-Mundi and Watto. Also in are the new 12 electronic Jango Fett and Obi-Wan. Also shipping are the Deluxe Yoda and C-3PO . I will also be posting info on Federation Toys One Year Anniversary Sale ! Up to 50% off on select AOTC merchandise. Head on over and check them out. They accept all major credit cards in addition to Paypal.

    Also be on the look out for new reviews with J and Spice !!

    Posted by: Steve | 17 September 2002 | 14:07 EDT
    Yestertoys checks in with some new items
    Hey Troops, Tom at Yestertoys just let me know that they have the Cantina aliens and Luke with speeder in stock. You can get mint or non-mint cards with all of these. If you are an opener, non-mint is good. Click here to check them out.

    Posted by: Zack | 17 September 2002 | 13:07 EDT
    Calling Trooper Ham Yoyo
    Trooper Ham Yoyo (Britt) needs to contact me about a trade. And, now back to the usual madness...

    Posted by: Jason | 17 September 2002 | 0:01 EDT
    Trooper Big JP reports:
    Hi everyone, I have a few extra items that I wanted to offer before I take them back to the store. Does anyone need Yoda, Dooku, Luminara Unduli, Taun We or a new Landspeeder? I also have a Boba Fett with a mole on his face. Cost and shipping if anyone wants them. Here's my email
    We moved this summer and it took a long time to get settled and get online again. Boy did I miss this website! Take care, bigjp (aka John Poucher).

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 21:41 EDT
    Trooper Dark Steve reports:
    Hey Troops, Wal-Mart here in Ashtabula, OH put out one case of the Republic Gunship today. I picked up one and left the other. They also have 4 cases of Cantina figure sets warming the pegs. I picked up the Padme, Anakin, and Vader Unleashed figures last week here at Wal-Mart (Cool Figures).
    Kmart in Ashtabula had the new 12 inch, Dooku, Zam, Super Battle Droid which I picked them up too. Erie, PA ToysRus had the Landspeeder w/Luke, picked it up. WOW I spent a lot of dough in a week. I can't find any new figures past #40 That's all for now!

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 20:28 EDT
    Trooper California Tim reports:
    It has been a while since I have posted, seems like forever and a day. Well another year of surviving Burning Man has gone by and I am ready to jump back into the cockpit, do some cruising, and file this report. I found the X-Wing at TRU in Foster City for $39.99, this was cheaper than the one I picked up in the City for $43.99. Have yet to see the exclusive Landspeeder, that’s not saying it hasn’t hit and flown out of the stores already. Nothing new at the San Antonio Rd. Wal-Mart, not even the Cantina exclusives. In fact Wal-Mart reduced the size of space for the SW toys to make room for…blech…Harry Potter.

    Target has not had a whole lot either, however I did find one Hoth accessory kit that was still in good condition along with the deluxe C-3PO. This was at the Serramonte Target. I found the electronic Fett and Kenobi at the Colma K-Mart but the boxes were ripped and dented so I left them there.

    I have to agree with some of you that the Kenobi isn’t really that impressive but Fett looked really cool. They also had one 12” Super Battle Droid left which I bought. No sign of the Republic Gunship or remote R2 which I cannot wait to get my hands on. That’s about it. I wish all you troopers out there the best in your hunts and MTFBWY. california tim

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 19:53 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez reports:
    Yes, Jorge again from Boston; I'm trying to reach Fred Girard, a Canadian collector with whom I have traded in the past; it is very important for me to get in touch with him; I've tried this email address:, and it doesn't work any more; he used to post here at sandtroopers; please if anybody can help me to get in touch with him I'd really appreciate it. Thanks again.
    I've corresponded and traded with Fred too and I believe he was using a different e-mail address; anyone with any info, please drop Jorge a line.

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 19:26 EDT

    STAR WARS: Darth Tyranus and Mace Windu Unleashed are now in stock We have also restocked the other 3 previously sold out Unleashed figures (Vader, Padme & Anakin). 'Gotta Have' Assortment of 12 Inch electronic Jango Fett & Obi-Wan Kenobi are now in stock & Deluxe Yoda & C-3P0 are back in stock
    ROBOTS IN DISGUISE: We've taken inventory of our RID selection and restocked quite a few listings on the site
    ROBOTECH MASTERPIECE VOLUME 2: The VF-1A Ben Dixon figure is now in stock for $79.99. We still have a limited supply of Volume 1 and a pre-orders for volume 3 is now available
    SPIDERMAN: 4 new figures: Dr. Octopus, Lizard, Magnetic Spiderman & Web Splashing Spiderman are in stock in limited quantities - more on the way soon
    STIFKAS: We have restocked the single figure and case of 8 listings for the very popular Stikfas

    ARRIVING SOON - Pre-Orders still available: RE-ISSUE SKIDS, RE-ISSUE TRACKS, MEGA PVC RODIMUS PRIME, YAMATO STRIKE VF-1S. All these items are shipping to us in a little over a week and will arrive in late September.

    Thanks for your interest in and be sure to check out the new items, Joel & The BBTS Crew

    click to enter:

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 18:52 EDT
    New Items at TOY FELLAS:
    Hello we received our shipment of the following New Items:
  • Republic Gunship $39.99
  • 12" Electronic Jango Fett $39.99
  • 12" Electronic Obi-Wan Kenobi $39.99

    Click on the Links to see and order these items in our online catalog:
    Republic Gunship, 12" Electronic Figures

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    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 13:53 EDT
    Momaw Nadon - Two Heads are Better than One!

    Click on thumbnail to view large image

    Here is a look at the re-issued Momaw Nadon figure included with the Wal-Mart exclusive Cantina Scene, there are a few differences between this one and the previously released POTF2 Basic figure from 1996. Overall, this new version is different enough from the original to make it seem like you have two unique Ithorians in your Cantina diorama:

  • An improvement is the new clay colored skin with an overwash that brings out the tiny details on his skin, much like the improved paint on the skin of Cantina Greedo. Put the two versions of Hammerhead side by side and the original ruddy color juxtaposed against this new deco makes it look like you have two believably unique individuals.

  • The poncho is an all-new design. Unlike the initial 1996 version, this one has a separate skirt piece and redesigned bolo tie and hood. The original has the great overcoat, but this new design is just as good. Again, another detail that makes these very different figures.

  • The rest of the physical mold is the exactly the same, but the skin and clothing modifications make this a worthwhile addition to the Cantina patron line-up. Replace the gonzo double barrelled cannon with three drink glasses and a bar section and this one suddenly makes a lot more sense!

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 13:01 EDT
    Trooper Frank Jr. reports:
    I just want to let EVERYONE know what a SUPER "TROOPER" TIM L. (awingace) in SAN FRAN, CA is!!! A while back I had posted on here that I had still never came across any of the Boshek/Teebo wave in my area of Long Island, N.Y. So what does TIM do, he goes out and BUYS me an R4-M9 in his area & sent it to me FREE! I can't believe how NICE this guy was to me, a total stranger! I will ALWAYS be grateful to him! He is definitely a TRUE "SANDTROOPER"!

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 12:54 EDT
    Trooper Lex-Wan (Ewok Trainer) reports:
    Star Wars product is a trickle, some new stuff this weekend has come out here in mid east PA. The Republic Gunship has made it to Wal-marts. Every wal-mart had 2 & 4 at 38.86; I guess they come 2 per case & for all you Eagles fans over here the Mcfarlane sports picks series 4 has come out with a Donavan Mcnabb but he is very hard to find. Also, the 0100 Acklay is starting to show up in large numbers on the shelves at Wal-mart. The KB exclusive Obi-Wan pilot with Jedi fighter, if that's what ya want to call it seeing is how both of those were sold at every store across the nation, is at KB stores my 1 KB had about 15 of them they were priced at 27.99 but marked down to 21.99 I wasn't gonna get this but I just basically exchanged the first fighter I bought for this one seeing as how there almost the same price. I already spent the money on the fighter so why not exchange it to get a almost free fig with it & if ya don't have your receipt just go to a store that has nice associates that ya know wont give ya a hassle. I'll probably do this with the Slave 1 when it comes out if they are the same price. Also the TRU exclusive bowling Marge and Jacques has hit shelves as well for 29.99.On a Halloween note Kmarts have put out the child costumes Anakin, Clone trooper & Jango Fett. that's it for now happy hunting. Lex-wan

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 12:51 EDT
    Trooper Jedichirp reports:
    Troops, I found a lot of Action Fleet sets at the Greenwood Target on Meridian Street. They also had all four of the exclusives (Biker Scout, Battle Droid, etc) as of Friday. Yesterday at the Greenwood Walmart, I found the Cantina set but they were all beat up so I did not pick any of them up. The Indy TRU said that the 25th Anniversary R2D2 will not be given with the big voice command R2 unit. He didn't know how it was going to be "sold or given away". Anyway, I am too poor to buy anything right now but will still post what I find - jedichirp
    Tentatively, look for R2-D2 to be a free premium with twenty dollar purchase.

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 12:49 EDT
    Trooper Jowa6 reports:
    I scored a Republic Gunship today at the Wal-Mart in Round Rock, TX just off Louis Henna. They had more when I left. They only come in cases of two, hopefully there will be enough to go around. I ordered 1 from a month ago and just recieved my shipping confirmation Saturday, so I will probably have one to trade in a few days. So, if you need one check out the jawa/sandtroooper forums under action figure current/listed under jowa6. I would give the trade list but it is just to long.

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 12:47 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Cor reports:
    Kmart has nothing new AGAIN. I picked up 2 more POTJ Action Figures at Ames that I didn't have. Corning, NY Walmart still has a lot of Cantina Playsets, and the last few wave of action figures, no new Unleashed Figures or Gunship. Horsehead Walmart has no Cantina Playsets, and fewer Action Figures.
    KB Toys still has the older Action Figures, and a lot of Action Fleet Ships. Toysrus has a little section of older Action Figures, 6 Luke Skywalker Landspeeders, and 8 X-Wing Fighters. Talked to a Manager at Toysrus and he has never heard about the 25th Anniversary Silver R2-D2 Action Figure . Also I have not heard if anybody has seen the Playskool Millenium Falcon Adventure Set, and the Target 4 Exclusive Playsets being sold in New York State yet. Any Help? I'm getting edgy waiting for the new items. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL - JEDI COR
    I can say that in Western NY, the Target exclusives came and went very quickly in late July.

    Posted by: Zack | 16 September 2002 | 7:31 EDT
    K&C Collectibles Updates:
    We have received a few new Star Wars items this week. Plus a few items back in-stock. They are:
    New Items
    Electronic Battling Jango Fett
    Electronic Battling Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Sith Rising trading card box

    Back In-Stock
    Darth Maul - Sith Training
    Anakin Skywalker - Tatooine Attack

    Don't Forget to Pre-Order by September 29th:
    Yoda - Mini Bust
    Darth Vader - Mini Bust
    New Zealand Episode 2 card set
    Official Episode 2 Trading Card Binder
    Episode 2 Widevision Trading Card Box

    Come visit our site at and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.

    Posted by: Jason | 16 September 2002 | 0:27 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Hitch reports:
    Hi Troops! Things are heating up in Eastern Washington again. KB Toys has been getting a lot of good stuff, including the Teemto and Darth Maul waves as well as the 12" Clone Commanders and the new Jedi Starfighter w/ Obi-Wan. Wal-Mart has been getting in the Vader and Padme Unleashed figures, the new 12" wave, and LOTS of the Cantina figures. The new 12" Figures have also been hitting Kmart. Toys R Us has the 12" Luke/ Tauntaun and the Exclusive Landspeeder and X-Wing, but otherwise nothing new. Also, Fred Meyer has been getting more of the Teemto and Ki-Adi Mundi figures, plus I noticed that their Unleashed Figures are clearanced at $7.49. They pretty much have only the Maul and Jango Unleashed but I scored 1 of the Anakin Unleashed at one location, so if you have been waiting for the first two unleashed figures to get marked down, Fred Meyer might be a good choice. That's all for now! Jedi Hitch

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 22:41 EDT
    Trooper Tom T. reports:
    I am selling my loose collection and many of the items come with card backings, boxes and the other paper goods. There are many items from all the different series' of figures and vehicles and vintage too. Anyone interested in anything e-mail me for the updated list at that would be great. I sure appreciate the help!
    Please e-mail Tom for an updated list in case he has sold the item/s you are interested in. He has a lot of good stuff if you need to fill in some gaps in your loose collection

    Posted by: Zack | 15 September 2002 | 22:24 EDT
    KEBco Toys Updates:
    KEBco Toys is offering more 3.75" damaged carded EP2 figures for sale, only $3.99 each

    Be sure to Pre-Order the new upcoming EP2 waves: Destroyer Droid, Ephant Mon, Deluxe Geonosian, Deluxe Clone Trooper, Deluxe Flipping Anakin and more

    And don't forget to ask about our exclusive "One of Every Figure" Club. Sign up and receive one, two, five or more of each figure and never have to order again. Ask about our special September promotion for new Club Members.

    Enter the August/September Contest to win 12 new EP2 AOTC 3.75" figures

    Check out KEBco Auctions - Public Auction Site at The auction site now has 90 Registered Users and the first 300 Users are eligible to win a $500 cash giveaway.
    KEBco Toys

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 20:27 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Sunday, September 15

  • 'Ship'-top Notch - Two photo gallery additions to Rebelscum's archives: SAGA Action Fleet X-Wing and TIE Advanced X-1. Or, for the latest small-scale knick-knacks, see some shots of the iminent Solar Sailor, AT-TE and Naboo Fighter at SSG.
  • Christmas to a Child - One of the earliest looks at the planned Fan-Cub exclusive Holiday Edition R2-D2 and C-3PO in their complete snow-globe motif packaging, at
  • Star Wars' version of the Tomahawk Chopper - Take a look at the Republic Gunship from every angle ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) at R2N's Visual Guides. You may also want to scope out carded images of the new wave of Deluxe Figures: Clone Trooper, Flying Geonosian Warrior and Anakin (Charlie Manson version - look at the above thumbnail).

    N e w e s t C o n t e s t :
  • 9/15: Click the button at the top of the main page to enter's very own giveaway for a new MOMC Jango Fett - Slave 1 Pilot, courtesy of R2DToys, ends 9/28.

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 18:46 EDT
    Trooper Orlando reports:
    Hi troopers, Orlando from McAllen TX; there has been no finding of figures past #40, will they ever show up? I did run into a couple of Republic Gunships, all 4 accessory sets and lots of Micro Machines Action Fleet rom Target, several Acklays, X Wings at TRU but no Landspeeders yet for me to see. K-Mart has 12" Obi Wan, Zam Wesell, & Clone Troopers. If any trooper out there needs any of these, I will be happy to sell it at cost + shipping as always, you can contact me at Thanks George Falls for the ships you sent me, they arrived in good shape. Good luck finding the new figures.

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 18:43 EDT
    Trooper Garr Fett reports:
    This is Garr from MO. Tonight when I got off work in K.C., I went to TRU and found 3 Luke Landspeeders and when I got home in St. Joseph I went to Wal-Mart and found 2 Republic Gunships. WOW!!! All I can say is ya gotta get 'em they are starting to hit the shelves. They are way Cool. Still nothing on the new figs. I'm guess-timating about three weeks before they hit around here? Take care and MTFBW US ALL!!!

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 18:41 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez reports:
    Hi Troopers! Jorge Perez from Boston, nothing new recently, except the 15" R2 at Target in Watertown for $99. I need to get in touch with Fred Girard in Canada, If anybody has his email address please forward it to me ( Thanks very much for your help.
    Again I'm running out of room and I'm forced to sell part of my collection, including:
    Vehicles and 12": Vintage Y-Wing, Luke 12" w/ Speeder, Darth Maul 12" w/ Sith bike, X wing POTF2 F/X; and two loose X wing POTF2 (non F/X); Max Rebo Pairs, 12" Sandtrooper (from Dewback), AT AT playset.
    POTJ figs: Lando, R2 Q5, Shmi, Han DSE, Duros, Aurra Sing, OB1 jedi training, Vader dagobah, Sabe, Queen Theed Inv.
    POTF2 and Episode I: Vader Removable helmet, Wuher, Biggs, Ev 9D9, Luke Jedi RC, Leia boush, Jawas, Boba Fett, Anakin FB, Yoda FB, Greedo GC. Mace sneak prev. 12" EP1 Pit droids (Damaged box), Destroyer droid BD.
    Let me know if there is anything that you are interested in; I preferably want to sell only. (if you want to trade sent me an email, we might be able to work something out, especially if you live in the area). I wanted to pass this on to you first, so just let me know. Peace, Jorge

    Posted by: Steve | 15 September 2002 | 12:08 EDT
    Latest Review posted, Jango Fett - Open Seasons
    Hey troops, I just finished reading the four issue series Star Wars: Jango Fett - Open Seasons. Check out the books and comics review page to get a brief synopsis and find out what I thought of it. Any Jango fans (or Count Dooku fans as well) will want to check this one out.

    Posted by: Jason | 15 September 2002 | 0:50 EDT
    Enter our new Contest now to win a Jango Fett - Slave 1 Pilot Mint on Mint card SAGA figure, courtesy of R2DToys! Click on the Contest Button at the top of the main page and submit your entry! Contest ends 9/28.

    Posted by: Tyler | 14 September 2002 | 23:52 EDT
    R2Dtoys Newsletter
    Available NOW for Guaranteed Pre-Order:
    Imperial Shuttle Tyderium,Republic Gunship,Endor Trooper 4-pack army builder

    Available SOON for Guaranteed Pre-Order
    Ephant Mon,Endor Soldier without beard,Unleashed Mace Windu & Count Dooku,Clone Trooper Pilot,Jango Fett Pilot,Deluxe Clone Trooper w/ speeder bike ** VERY limited numbers for PRE-RELEASE next week �16,Deluxe Flying Geonosian ** VERY limited numbers for PRE-RELEASE next week �16,Deluxe Flipping Anakin ** VERY limited numbersfor PRE-RELEASE next week �16,** please email us for reservation, we will not be adding this item to the website for pre-release,Kotobukiya Darth Vader �65,Kotobukiya Clone Trooper �55,Ep1 Trade Federation Tank �39,Ep1 Royal Starship �89

    Available NOW and SHIPPING NOW
    Accessory Packs w/ figure (Target): Hoth, Death Star, Endor and Arena.
    Jango Fett Slave I Pilot PRE-RELEASE,Clone Trooper Republic Gunship Pilot PRE-RELEASE,Lott Dod Neimodian Senator �5 until 15th Sept,Watto Junk Dealer �5 until 15th Sept,new Tusken Raider w/ Massiff �5 until 15th Sept,Padme Amidala Coruscant Attack �6,Chewbacca w/ C3PO �6,Count Dooku �6,Darth Vader Bespin �5,Luke Skywalker Bespin �5,Clone Trooper �5,Obi Wan Pilot �5,Dexter Jettster �5,Han Solo Endor Raid �4.50,Luminara �4.50,Jango Fett Final Battle �5,Mace Windu �5,Deluxe Darth Tyranus �5 !!!!,Deluxe Anakin w/ Geo Warrior �7 !!!,UNLEASHED Darth Vader, Padme & Anakin ONLY �14 each !!!

    Please check the website for more great items! Thanks for stopping-by.

    Posted by: Tyler | 14 September 2002 | 23:37 EDT
    Trooper Ozziehihorse reports:
    Hi Troops, I have many BRAND NEW SW ITEMS FOR COST+SHIPPING! International collectors welcome!
    6 each of 3 3/4 Anakin Skywalker(Tattoine Attack) and Darth Maul(Sith
    Training) $5.50 each, plus shipping.
    2 Electronic Jango Fett and 1 Electronic Obi-wan $32 each plus shipping.
    4-TRU Landspeeder $22 each, plus shipping.
    3-Acklays $17 each plus shipping.
    3-Deluxe Yoda $13 each plus shipping.
    2 each-12" Count Dooku, Super Battle Droid, Zam Wesell $22 each plus shipping
    2-R2-D2 Interactive $105 each plus shipping
    2-Padme Unleashed $17 each plus shipping
    All this stuff is Brand spanking new, or just released....for RETAIL cost and shipping! LMK at Peace SANDTROOPERS!!!

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 22:52 EDT
    Trooper Jowa6 reports:
    I was sorting through some of my older figures when I stumbled on to this variation. The variation code for the figure w/no warning reads: 571091.0000, and the code for the corrected figure w/the warning printed reads: 571090.0000. I have never heard of anyone finding this figure. I just wanted some input on whether it is a variation or an error.

    Sure Jowa, the 571091.0000 is the first revision (showing initial POTJ figures on back) of Collection 1 card backing without a printed choking warning, and should have been used on all POTJ Collection figures that didn't have any applicable small parts. The 571091.0000 is the Collection 1 backing that does have a choking warning and should have been used for figures that did indeed contain very small parts. The Anakin should have been issued the 1091 backing, so you have an error assembly in which the incorrect card was used. Collection 2 had it's own two card P/N's as well, and POTJ had sixteen different backing revisions in all (four for each Collection and type for revisions 0000, 0100, 0300 and 0400)

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 21:42 EDT
    Trooper Larry reports:
    Hello troops, this post is for all the N. East Ohio troops. I spotted 1 Republic Gunship at Wal-mart. Cantina Bar sets were in small numbers, 1 of each. Two 12" Dookus, 1 Wesell, and 2 Super Battleo at K-mart. TRU has an abundance of X-wings and Landspeeders. All found in the Mentor area. I also want to say whats up, to Boba Brett and Big J.P. Hope this helps some of you out there. Happy hunting!

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 18:36 EDT
    Petition for Silver Anniversary Darth Vader (second production run):
    Hello there, I am still looking for signatures of those who would love to sign this petition for a second, larger run of the Silver Anniversary Darth Vader that was exclusive to Toy Fare 2002. Send you full name to:, with Subject header: SilverDarthVader. Or, just click here. At the moment there are 100 signatures even, so I am encouraging everyone to sign. This can become a reality, so will you sign? Please do so. JediDaxter signing out.
    If you sign one petition this year, let it be this one. This is one item that would need a successful petition effort in order to be made available again.

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 18:25 EDT
    Trooper JediDaxter reports:
    Hello, JediDaxter here, I went to the Big K here in Springfield, Missouri and they have two of the new 12" Dooku's, four new 12" Zam, and three new 12" Super Battle Droids. Plus they had some older stock Saga figures at $5.49. I got a red accent clonetrooper, which I needed. They had 10 POTJ Sneak Preview R3-T7's and 2 Sneak Preview CloneTroopers there too. They had 6 Shakk Ti's with Background insert, two Plo koon Arena (no insert) and 3 Endor Soldiers (saga, bearded). If you are in Springfield MO, and need R3-T7, stop by Big K. There's also a Wal-Mart across the street, but I haven't checked out what's there.

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 14:17 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Saturday, September 14
  • Loose Examination of Newest Figures - Deluxe C-3PO, Basic Clone Trooper Pilot, and Jango Pilot can be seen in detail at's Photo Archives, each figure represented in several loose poses.
  • Just Fell off the Wagon - Anakin and Padme topple out of a 'bluescreen' Geonosian cart in the newest 'Image Attack' at the Official Site.
  • Synopsis of Cut Scenes on DVD - TFN compiles the anticipatory listing of cut scenes from the theatrical release of Episode II to make their way onto the DVD. Of particular interest is the "Ki-Adi Mundi & Plo Koon Droid Control Ship Raid" sequence.
  • CG Yoda fights in Episode III? - The latest 'Ask the LucasFilm Jedi Council' at, explores the use of a puppet Yoda and an Episode III fight scene.
  • Anakin Skywalker from Kotobukiya - has grabbed images of the Japanese kit produced of Anakin from AOTC (1 ,2, 3). Stylish Japanese packaging and a formidable likeness make this one worth checking out.
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/14: Win Rune Haako and Nute Gunray with Bonus Battle Droids at TBS.
  • 9/14: R2N is giving away "A Universe of Star Wars Collectibles," a new Star Wars guide, ends 9/21.
  • 9/14: Win a Padme (Coruscant Attack) this week at, ends 9/20.
  • 9/10: Win a twelve-inch Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike at PowerCollectibles, ends 9/15.
  • 9/3: Win a Jorg Sacul at, make five posts in their forums, ends 9/15.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win either a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2 and, if you are a UK resident, you may enter a separate competition for a Trading Card Game and Collectables prize package, ends 9/30 (UK contest ends 9/19).
  • 8/26: Win a Yoda, and background insert figures Anakin and Jango Fett by posting at, ends 9/20.
  • 8/19: ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR (Age 15+) - Now is your chance to show off your collection and win big, compliments of Hasbro! Plenty of prizes, including a complete set of 2003 STAR WARS EPISODE II 3.75-inch basic action figures! Read the rules here.

    Posted by: Jason | 14 September 2002 | 12:10 EDT
    Trooper Bobb reports:
    I wanted to share what was waiting for me yesterday when I came home from work: the seven newest figures. Thanks again to D&S Sci-Fi World. I have been dealing with Dave for years and he is great, and has great figures at very reasonable prices. Bring on Ephont Mon! BOBB

    Posted by: Zack | 13 September 2002 | 23:37 EDT
    Trooper MAC Reports:
    Today I found the Republic Gunship at a Walmart in Albuquerque, NM. It's pretty heavy, and I really want to open it because it looks really sweet when you can add a ton of extra stuff, that is supposed to be coming out soon, like the deluxe Clone Trooper w/speeder and the Clone Pilot. I have also seen the 12" Count, Zam, and Battle Droid in local Walmarts, they seem to come and go though. Also the TRU on Indian School has a ton of X-Wings, and a fresh case of Landspeeders, which also seem to come and go rather quickly. Finally, I spotted the $99 R2 unit at the Target on Eubank and Lomas. I'm personally waiting for TRU to get them in so I can get the special edition figure that comes with it, as well as the poster. Unfortunately for me, I have not spotted any 41 and over 3 3/4" figures yet, but it looks like TRU may all of the sudden stock a ton of them since they are bare of any 3 3/4" figures. Go figure. Over and Out.

    Posted by: Zack | 13 September 2002 | 16:27 EDT
    Trooper Jeffred5 reports:
    Hey Troopers, Like many troopers, with all the new stuff that has come out over the last five months or so and everything still to come, my extra money is in extremely short supply. So, I'm trying to save as much as I can by reading the reviews on Sandtroopers and other sites instead of buying all the magazines for previews and reviews. But, there is still good stuff in the mags that make buying some of them worth while (someone has to read them to get the info onto Sandtroopers too). So, I would like to just get the best issues with the most relevant info, not the ones with just a really cool Star Wars cover, and no useful info inside. Does anyone know of a website that reviews the latest mags? If not, then maybe if enough readers show interest in having something like this Sandtroopers might consider opening a column or a channel on this great site.

    Posted by: Zack | 13 September 2002 | 16:24 EDT
    Trooper Chad reports:
    I just found the 12" Luke with the Tauntaun at TRU in Huntsville Alabama. It is pretty cool but I don't have any place in my room to put it. Some of the Wally worlds in north Alabama have gotten the new 12" figures:Dooku, Zam and the Super Battle Droid.If you live in Huntsville Alabama start checking.

    Posted by: Jason | 13 September 2002 | 16:13 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Neyda Ssor reports:
    I know it's been a while, but I have some news that I'd like to share. I am selling the remainder of my collection off. I have over 100 figures (incl. POTF2 red and green cards, POTJ, SOTE) and several ships, cinema scenes, playsets, etc. I'm selling it all for $300 + shipping. If you are interested, e-mail me at and I'll send you the list of items. Thanks.

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 13 September 2002 | 12:14 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    "Brian's Toys has just posted Newsletter #168. Visit our Newsletter at Brian's Toys newsletter
    Now In the 3 3/4" Pilot Case:
    Clone Trooper Pilot, Jango Fett Slave 1 Pilot, Padme Coruscant Attack

    12" Electronic Saga Figures Arrived on Monday.
    Obi Wan Kenobi Electronic, Jango Fett Electronic

    Star Tours Galactic Blasters are Here:
    Galactic Empire Rifle, Rebel Alliance Blaster, Rebel Alliance Bowcaster

    Saga Collection Reduced Prices:
    AOTC Carded Yoda Price: $9.99
    Saga Variations ESB Luke Bespin Duel Bloody Arm Variation: $29.99
    AOTC Carded Ki Adi Mundi Price: $9.99
    Over 25 more items Reduced in Price!!!!

    And Many More Toys at our Webstore, Visit our Newsletter at Brian's Toys newsletter Brian's Toys

    Posted by: Zack | 13 September 2002 | 7:40 EDT
    Trooper Kevin reports:
    Not much new here in Columbus, Ohio. I did find the electronic jango and obi wan at meijers; still haven't found those target accessory packs. Also I'm still looking for the deluxe yoda and c3po - if any trooper can help me out email me at

    Posted by: Jason | 12 September 2002 | 22:02 EDT
    ToyFare Magazine Issue 63:
    In mailboxes now, and on newsstand shelves shortly, the latest ish of ToyFare contains the obligatory Star Wars product outlook and some interesting features for upcoming G.I.Joe vs. Cobra , Mike Judge's King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. Seen here is a custom figure of Mark Hamill (Dinner Theatre Peppersteak Headshot) from a Simpsons cameo, Ken Griffey (Swollen Jaw version), and a face off between Frostilicus (Jasper) and Alien Bounty Hunter (Djas Puhr).

    Posted by: Steve | 12 September 2002 | 19:57 EDT
    Star Wars Insider:
    Hey Troops, if you are a member of the fan club, look for your newest copy of Insider, #62, mine showed up today. The cover has a very nice picture of Aayla Secura. Some features are sixteen famous Jedi, starships of Episode II, movie update with Rick McCallum, lightsaber combat, secrets of AOTC revealed and Emissary of the Void: Episode IV - Relic of Ruin by Greg Keyes. For those not familiar with this storyline, it is a series of short stories set in the New Jedi Order era; the first three episodes were published in Star Wars Gamer. I feared that with the Gamer going defunct, we would never get the rest of the story from Keyes. However, it is now here in the Insider. For those who were interested, we can breath a sigh of relief.

    Posted by: Zack | 12 September 2002 | 19:47 EDT
    Trooper JediChirp reports:
    The TRU in Indy has about 30 X-Wings in stock. They also got in some more deluxe Amanaman and Leia Sail Barge for just $4.97. Everything else is the same. I can't find any new figs ( Teemto, etc.). If you need to fill out your Deluxe collection go to TRU and find some of these clearance figs. Good luck. Does anyone know if VaderCrazy is still around? I had a trade we were working on about 3 weeks ago and I haven't heard from him since. We hadn't yet sent anything to each other in the mail but it's like he dropped off the face of the earth.

    Posted by: Tyler | 12 September 2002 | 9:23 EDT
    Clonetrooper Pilot & Jango Pilot at R2Dtoys!
    In VERY small numbers we will receive these pre-release figures. Full details and images will be added to the website today. They will cost �20 ($30 US) for a pair, or �12 ($18 US) each when bought separately. It is strictly first come, first served. We will also accept telephone orders.
    The original products we have already listed will remain COMING SOON items, as you know in the weeks to come these figures will be available for general sale at �6 ($9 US) each. So we will add 2 new products at the higher prices for pre-release so you don`t get confused ! Many thanks to all of our loyal and valued customers for supporting us. R2Dtoys

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 11 September 2002 | 20:58 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Spiceowan checking in, living my life and enjoying it just like George W. ordered. So going straight to business we have one serious vintage collection. This guy seems to have the variants covered.You thought finding one of these at Target was rough.I bet this variant is much harder to come by. This item was from 1983, when scalpers had realized they could get paid on not only Hot Wheels alone.Last spring, many of us were lucky to land Jorg Sacul but not this Sacul. If I had this game in my collection I may never leave the house again. It is now time to award this weeks Power Sucka. For those of you who don't know I have decided to give you an example. People who flat out lie and try to take advantage of new collectors make me sick. There were some good entries this week but I stumbled on this trash at Yak. They were praising his "work". Next they will call it art. It is filth and has no place in this hobby.The "artists" E-Bay name is Spanky, how appropriate.That's all for now Troops, God Bless the United States of America

    Posted by: Jason | 11 September 2002 | 17:54 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Wednesday, September 11
    Dooku, Zam and Super Battle Droid detailed galleries at R2N's Visual Guides. Also a link to a large image of the repainted basic AOTC Battle Droid in rust-color scheme from the Star Wars 'Cargo Bay.'
  • He Looks Stunned - SSG has linked to a revealing image of the latest incarnation of Jango Fett, this is a loose image!
  • You'll remember this from the AOTC Novel - The latest 'Image Attack' at, shows the set constructed to film the scenes (subsequently cut) involving the Jedi Temple's landing platform.
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/10: TBS gives you a chance to win the Deluxe Yoda and C-3PO figures.
  • 9/10: Win an Unleashed Anakin this week at, ends 9/13.
  • 9/10: Win a twelve-inch Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike at PowerCollectibles, ends 9/15.
  • 9/3: Win a Jorg Sacul at, make five posts in their forums, ends 9/15.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win either a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2 and, if you are a UK resident, you may enter a separate competition for a Trading Card Game and Collectables prize package, ends 9/30 (UK contest ends 9/19).
  • 8/26: Win a Yoda, and background insert figures Anakin and Jango Fett by posting at, ends 9/20.
  • 8/19: ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR (Age 15+) - Now is your chance to show off your collection and win big, compliments of Hasbro! Plenty of prizes, including a complete set of 2003 STAR WARS EPISODE II 3.75-inch basic action figures! Read the rules here.

    Posted by: Zack | 11 September 2002 | 7:30 EDT
    Trooper Trace reports:
    I wanted to let the Texas Troopers heading out to find toys between Dallas and Austin know that there is absolutely NOTHING to be found at any of the stores along the way so don't waste your time. There's not even any room to put new product because there is so much old stuff. I'm trying again Thursday morning when I return home. I'll drop knowledge if I find anything. Anyone in Texas having any luck anywhere?

    Posted by: Tracy | 11 September 2002 | 6:05 EDT
    Swamptroopers Report
    There is not much to report. The Cantina figs did make it down this way and to nearly every Wal-Mart, every Wal-Mart has condensed their Star Wars merchandise so I don't see them putting anything new on the shelf until some of the old stuff is gone. I am looking for a loose 12" C3P0, he can be boxed but I would prefer a loose one, if anyone can help, please e-mail me. Also, On this one year anniversary of 9-11, please take some time out of your day in remembrance of all those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks. Be proud to be an American.
    Later Troops.

    Posted by: Jason | 11 September 2002 | 1:41 EDT
    "Tribute to September 11, 2001" Diorama by ACPin

    Tribute to September 11, 2001

    Through the darkness of the night, the rescue workers have fanned out in long lines and incessantly move the buckets filled with debris hand to hand from one person to another. A special tribute to the heroes and their families of September 11, 2001. God bless America! Please sign the guest book with your message about this special day. - Thanks, ACPin, ACPin SW
    SEPTEMBER 11, 2002 | 12:00 EDT by The Staff of Sandtroopers
    We at wish you strength and peace on this anniversary of the terrorist attacks at The World Trade Center, Pentagon and over Pennsylvania on September 11th. A special message of sympathy for all that lost loved ones and family. The Sandtroopers motto is 'United We Find;' today let it be 'United We Stand!,' stronger than before and truly proud to be an American!

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 10 September 2002 | 22:46 EDT
    Attack of the Clones at Imax:
    As reported at the Official Site, Episode II is being developed for the iMAX giant screen! CNN has released an article discussing the IMAX release, read the whole story.

    Posted by: Zack | 10 September 2002 | 21:00 EDT
    Trooper Fred Reports:
    Hello Troopers, I need the following stuff: Republic Gunship, Desert Skiff, B-Wing, Millenium Falcon, Saga Landspeeder, Cantina Alien Set(all 3), Unleashed Mace Windu, 12" Luke with Tauntaun, 12" Dewback, 12" Biker Scout with Speederbike.
    I have: POTJ Snowspeeder, Saga X-Wing, Falumpaset w/European box, 12" Jango Fett Ultimate Edition, 12" Mace Windu, 12" Anakin, 12" Obi-Wan, 12" Clonetrooper, Nexu, Thanks!

    Posted by: Steve | 10 September 2002 | 20:16 EDT
    Yestertoys has new figures
    Hey Troops, Yestertoys has some new figures: Lott Dod, Endor Soldier w/out beard, Tusken w/Massiff and Watto. Check them out. They have mint and non-mint available. Click here for more info.

    Posted by: Jason | 10 September 2002 | 16:19 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Tuesday, September 10
  • Twelve-inch battling Figures Gallery - See loose poses of Jango Fett and Obi-Wan from the new twelve-inch electronic battling figures at Rebelscum.
  • Barriss Offee not 'offed' in Arena? - Another installment of 'Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council' explores the fate of this Jedi in the Arena Battle, albeit in no more than one short sentence.
  • Mask Making - 'Image Attack' shows a prop mask of Kit Fisto during painting.
  • Someone called Tyranus - Visit to see Ishi Tib's photography for the new twelve inch Count Dooku.
  • Carded Images of New Product - ADC has added Clone Trooper Pilot and Jango Fett pilot from the 3-3/4" series, alongside 12" Imperial Officer and Bounty Hunters Dengar and Zuckuss.
  • Everything You'll Want to Know about AOTC DVD - Lights out Entertainment presents a review, look at Easter Eggs, and many stills from the disc.
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/10: TBS gives you a chance to win the Deluxe Yoda and C-3PO figures.
  • 9/10: Win an Unleashed Anakin this week at, ends 9/13.
  • 9/10: Win a twelve-inch Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike at PowerCollectibles, ends 9/15.
  • 9/3: Win a Jorg Sacul at, make five posts in their forums, ends 9/15.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win either a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2 and, if you are a UK resident, you may enter a separate competition for a Trading Card Game and Collectables prize package, ends 9/30 (UK contest ends 9/19).
  • 8/26: Win a Yoda, and background insert figures Anakin and Jango Fett by posting at, ends 9/20.
  • 8/19: ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR (Age 15+) - Now is your chance to show off your collection and win big, compliments of Hasbro! Plenty of prizes, including a complete set of 2003 STAR WARS EPISODE II 3.75-inch basic action figures! Read the rules here.

    Posted by: Zack | 10 September 2002 | 13:45 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    I am in need of the R3-D3.I would like 2 of them if possible.I called Disney's mail service and they didn't have him. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

    Posted by: Zack | 10 September 2002 | 8:33 EDT
    New Action Fleet Items on Ebay:
    Trooper Sergiu Rusu Alerts us that the the Ep2 Action Fleet have shown up on ebay. (AT-TE, Naboo Fighter, Solar Sailor). Check it out here.

    Posted by: Jason | 9 September 2002 | 23:31 EDT

    'MYCLONE' PVC STYLE FIGURES: Act 8 was the last act of the PVC figures and this may be the series that replaces them. The 'MyClone' series figures include: Optimus Prime, Prime in truck mode, Megatron, Arcee, Starscream, & Ultra Magnus. 12 figures per set and 2 or 3 'chase' figures as well. (No info on the rarity of the chase figures or who they are yet) Pre-Order available for $49.99
    VINTAGE & MORE: Vintage Japanese Scourge & Decoy Set of 22 (both on re-issue & pvc menu), Re-Issue Red Alert, Re-Issue Hoist, Ravage, Landcross, Beast Wars 2-pack, are all in stock. Starscream Bust will be shipping to us soon!
    DREAMWAVE: Armada Comic #2 is in stock

    GI JOE: Stormshadow mini-busts available, and more Chinese 3-3/4" GIJoe figures
    SIMPSONS: The Simpsons School Bus set has arrived
    MACROSS 1/48 SCALE VF-1A PRE-ORDER: This highly anticipated item is now available for pre-order - $149.99 for this larger and more detailed figure from Yamato!
    ROBOTECH I-MEN: A cool set of 10 mini-figures based after the pilots and valks from Robotech. Set of 5 is $29.99
    BANPRESTO - PART 2 - MACROSS: Palm sized macross figures. Rick, Ben, Max, Miriya, & Roy - $13.99 each or all 5 for $64.99!
    GUNDAM: We received very few of these, so orders of 1 or 2 of each item max. are appreciated. I'll try to get more soon. The HUGE 1/24 Scale 'Hyper Hybrid' kit from Japan is about 30" tall, but also comes with a huge price tag to match its size - $775 - ouch! (very limited stock on these)
    ZOIDS: Two new Zoids kits - the Pteramander and Blade Liger. Many other zoids items are also in stock
    BLUE BOX - CY GIRLS: All 3 Cy Girls are back in stock! Also 3 new WWII figures - Luftwaffe Pilot, Panzer Grenadier, and British Paratrooper
    MCFARLANE NFL & MLB: NFL Series 4 and MLB Series 3ck! $9.99 per figure and some variants we had adequate stock of have been listed on the site
    METALLICA: Sets of 4 carded figures are now available for $31.99
    DRAGONBALL Z: Secret Saiyan Series 2 figures - great looking set of four available for $42.99
    Thanks for your interest in and be sure to check out the new items, Joel & The BBTS Crew

    click to enter:

    Posted by: Tyler | 9 September 2002 | 22:46 EDT
    R2Dtoys Newsletter
    We have a competition running right now for a FREE Endor Soldier with NO beard - simply see our front page.
    We have our final promo countdown on Jorg Sacul mania as well. There are just 4 pieces remaining and all 4 will be dropped in price, first come first served, to just �50 each (max. 1 per customer). This will be effected on MONDAY ! So keep watching!
    Friday 13th will see arrival and shipment of pre-orders for Lott Dod, Tusken w/ Massiff, Watto and EPHANT MON! Ephant Mon will be available for �6 each (around $9). With limited supply, it was impossible to offer for pre-order

    New Arrivals, shipping NOW:
    Hoth Survival, Arena Conflict,Death Star Set, Endor Victory, All 4 Target accessory packs are �10.50 each or �42 per set
    Unleashed Figures shipping NOW:
    Darth Vader,Padme Amidala,Anakin Skywalker,All �14 each
    Other Saga / 12" arrivals shipping NOW:
    12" Luke Tauntaun �69, Padme Pilot �6, Teemto Pagalies �6,Ki Adi Mundi �6,Darth Maul Sith Training �5,Anakin Skywalker Tatooine Attack �5,12" Zam Wesell, Count Dooku & Super Battle Droid �65/set,Darth Vader (Bespin) �5, Luke Skywalker (Bespin) �5, Clone Trooper (red) �5, Mace Windu �5, 12" Han Solo in Endor gear �14, 12" Speeder Bike w/ Luke Endor �55, 12" Speeder Bike w/ Scout Trooper �99 (coming soon),12" Captain Tarpals w/ Kaadu �49,12" Utimate Jango Fett Deluxe �39
    Deluxe BARGAINS !! Shipping NOW:
    Yoda �7.50, C3PO �7.50, Anakin �7, Darth Tyranus �5!!
    POTJ shipping NOW:
    R2-Q5 �9, Saesee Tiin �8.50, Eeth Koth �6, Zutton �6, Scout Trooper �8
    Vehicles shipping NOW or soon:
    Y-Wing Fighter �55, B-Wing Fighter �44, Tatooine Skiff �40, Millennium Falcon �49, X-Wing Fighter Power FX �49, X-Wing Fighter NEW w/ R2D2 �49, Gungan Scout Sub w/ Obi Wan Kenobi �10, TIE Interceptor �35, Snowspeeder (POTF2) �29 - �39, Snowspeeder (POTJ) �29, TIE Bomber �29, Radio Control Speeder Bike �22, POTF2 Landspeeder �7, Boba Fett`s Slave I �25
    Other items:
    Stormtrooper builder pack �14!!,Han Solo Stormtrooper mailaway �15, Kubrick style 300th Boba Fett (loose) �4,Kubrick style Death Star Escape pack �15, Plus MANY other figures and sets at discounted prices!
    If you enter code `JGJFB` into special instructions, after buying DARTH VADER (saga) for �5, you will receive ANY 4 Saga Figures.
    Endor Rebel Soldier TROOP BUILDER PACK �15, Unleashed Mace Windu & Count Dooku �14 each,Clone Trooper pilot �6, Jango Fett pilot �6, KOTOBUKIYA DARTH VADER Only �65
    Thanks,your loyal team! r2dtoys

    Posted by: Jason | 9 September 2002 | 22:18 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Master Eric reports:
    Western NY - Walmart in Lockport has tons of the new Cantina Figures and the TRU in Niagara Falls has 4 Landspeeders and all 3 of the new Unleashed figures. Still no sign of any figure after #40 on the pegs though. MTFBWY

    Posted by: Steve | 9 September 2002 | 17:46 EDT
    Yestertoys news
    Hey Troops, Tom from Yestertoys wanted to let you know that they will be shipping their preorders for the Cantina sets this week and that they still have the Stormtrooper 4-pack for $16. Check them out here.

    Posted by: Jason | 9 September 2002 | 13:12 EDT
    Announcement on Ephant Mon release:
    Our Sponsor R2DToys has released this information:
    Confirmation has been given that Hasbro has CHANGED the case assortment `without notice` (as per their sales terms & conditions).
    Ephant Mon WILL NOT be in the case assortment with Lott Dod, Watto & Tusken Raider w/ Massiff. Instead they are shipping Taun We and Luminara! Ephant Mon will ship in a subsequent revised case assortment following this one.

    Posted by: Jason | 9 September 2002 | 13:10 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Cor reports:
    I went to Walmart (Corning) on Saturday morning and found a lot of Cantina Scene Action Sets. I could not believed they came out here already. Also they brought out the last wave of action figures again if anybody needs them (like Chewie, Han, Djas, Palpatine, etc ) and still have some of the older ones. I would like to know if anybody from Indianapolis, Indiana area found the Action Sets from Target yet and also the X-wing Fighter at TRU with the free exclusive silver R2D2. Thanks. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. Jedi Cor

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 September 2002 | 12:35 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    "Brian's Toys has just posted their latest Newsletter #167
    Visit our Newsletter at Brian's Newsletter"

    Posted by: Zack | 9 September 2002 | 7:35 EDT
    Trooper Larry Reports:
    Hey Troops, It is bone dry in the northeast Ohio area. There are no signs of it picking back up. I do have a couple of people I want to thank. 1) I'd like to start by thanking Jason. He's helped me out with some things here. 2) I would like to give a huge thank you to my little sister, for picking me up a whole bunch of the Saga figures. 3) My final thank you goes to the guys at r2dtoys for helping my little sister. Thats all for now. Happy hunting.

    Posted by: Jason | 8 September 2002 | 21:51 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Sunday, September 8
  • Would you believe this one actually has one eye closed? - New large image of the Unleashed Series' Mace Windu, not to be outdone by the Basic Geonosian Rescue Mace figure, this one has one eye closed, not both. And, if you want a look at the Star Wars octogenarian, RS also has a large image of Unleashed Tyrannus.
  • McCallum says 'no' - See this mundane entry at the Official Site to find out whether Padme will make an appearance in a future revision of Return of the Jedi.
  • Christmas Special Figures - Seven images of the C-3PO and R2-D2 set planned for later this year at
  • Twelve-inch Bounty Hunters - Get a look at the packaged twelve-inch Zuckuss (front, back), and Dengar (front, back) at For another large-scale surprise, go to Galactic to see shots of a cursory version of a twelve-inch Plo Koon.

    Posted by: Zack | 8 September 2002 | 21:15 EDT
    Trooper Chad Reports:
    I went to the Wal-Mart in Madison Alabama and found three Acklays. Two where somewhat banged up but the one I got wasn't. This is the first time I have ever seen this thing in Alabama. Take care.

    Posted by: Zack | 8 September 2002 | 15:40 EDT
    K & C Collectibles Updates:
    We are accepting pre-orders for the following NEW items that will be shipping in November.

    Yoda - Mini Bust
    Darth Vader - Mini Bust
    New Zealand Episode 2 card set
    Official Episode 2 Trading Card Binder
    Episode 2 Widevision Trading Card Box

    Now in-stock:
    12" Figures:
    Luke Skywalker & Tauntaun - NEW
    Count Dooku - Dark Lord
    Zam Wesell
    Super Battle Droid

    Unleashed Figures:
    Darth Vader Unleashed
    Padme Amidala Unleashed
    Anakin Skywalker Unleashed

    Luke's Landspeeder with exclusive Luke Tatooine figure
    Luke's Dagobah X-Wing fighter with exclusive R2-D2 figure

    Deluxe Figures:
    Ponda Baba Deluxe
    Momaw Nadon Deluxe
    Greedo Deluxe
    Yoda Deluxe
    C-3PO Deluxe

    Come visit our site at and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.

    Posted by: Jason | 8 September 2002 | 11:13 EDT

    RE-ISSUES: We have restocked: New Year Optimus Prime, limited stock of Dirge, Grapple & Inferno set, Starscream, Rodimus Prime, Ghost & Black Starscream sets
    VINTAGE: New Stock of the Vintage Cyclonus - Boxes in very nice condition! D-66 Combaticon has been restocked as well
    JAPANESE BEAST WARS: Very limited stock of Black Leo Convoy & Big Convoy, Ravage, Red & Clear C-1 Optimus Primal apes
    MEGA PVC VICTORY LEO: Most other Mega PVC figures are also in stock - $21.99
    SIXTURBO: Micromaster Sixliner - 6 Micromasters combine to form 1 larger figure!
    ARMADA STARSCREAM: More Starscream have arrived

    BANDAI MACROSS SUPER VF-1S: FULL Armor and weapons for the VF-1S in a nicely designed box. VF-19A, VF-11B, Brown VF-1A, VF-1A Max, VF-1A, VF-1S & More, back in stock in limited quantities
    GUNDAM: We have restocked the 1/60 Perfect Grade Zeta Gundam, Perfect RX-78-2, Wing Zero Customs, Red & Green Perfect Zaku, Titans MK-II Kit, Master Grade FAZZ, Kampfer, Gouf Custom, High Grade 1/144 and 1/550 Dendrobium, High Grade Heavy Arms, Wing Zero Custom, Sandrock & many others
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    Posted by: Zack | 8 September 2002 | 9:15 EDT
    Trooper Jorge Perez Reports:
    Hello! This for the real troopers, reporting from the Boston area. Target watertown has Deluxe C-3PO and Yoda. TRU in Alewife has tons of Landspeeders and 12" Jango, but no X-Wing. I also found one Chewie, Djas, Palpatine and Han Endor. These are new for me since I've been in South america for over 2 months, it's very dry there for SW, of course I went to see EP 2 (for 3rd time), but it was nice to see it in my home town with my dad, as when he took me to see "A New Hope", back in 1977.

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 8 September 2002 | 0:13 EDT
    Republic Gunship at KB
    Troops waiting for the Republic Gunship to restock at need not bother. has it in stock for $39.99. They also have the KB exclusive (I know another one) Obi-Wan with Jedi Starfighter. WOW, they went all out on this one. If you want to see another way to throw some money into the toilet click here to see a pathetic attempt at being original. This exclusive thing is starting to get a tad bit outta hand, if you agree drop me a line and let me know via e-mail. They also had Ki-Adi Mundi in stock for $7.99 if you just gotta have it, the shysters!

    Posted by: Jason | 7 September 2002 | 23:48 EDT
    Trooper Baldrik747 reports: Republic Gunship arrived by UPS yesterday in great shape (sometimes stuff does not travel well). This thing is great! If you are a collector that only snags the vehicles that have figures included you are going to miss out on a fabulous toy. Lots of cool features and a sneak peek at the upcoming clone trooper speeder bike on the back panel of the box.

    Posted by: Zack | 7 September 2002 | 23:05 EDT
    Trooper Swnut928 Reports:
    I have an extra TRU landspeeder for sale or trade. I need Padme (Coruscant attack) or any of the Lott Dodd wave. I am also missing Darth Vader, Padme, Mace and Dooku Unleashed. I would love to make a deal with someone even up!

    Posted by: Zack | 7 September 2002 | 23:03 EDT
    Trooper Michael Reports:
    The KB Toys in Hayward, Ca @ Southland Mall has alot of the KB toys exclusive Jedi Starfighter and plenty of the Playschool Millenium Falcon Set available for sale. If anyone would like me to pick one up for them and ship it to them you can email me @

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 7 September 2002 | 17:41 EDT
    Area Report
    Spiceowan here checking in for N. Illinois and S. Wisconsin. It has been a busy day for filling holes in my collection. I have been finding many Tat. Anakin and Sith Darth Maul , not seeing Ki-Adi or Teemto. I have also come across the new 12 inch Dooku set as well. Acklay is popping up again too. The scalps can't buy them all.The new Yoda and many C-3PO deluxe figures but nothing newer than that. Other than that it is the same stuff everywhere you go . TONS of Chewy and so forth. Remember searching for him guys? Anyway good luck out there fellow Trooper, Kick A%@ and take names. Spiceout

    Posted by: Jason | 7 September 2002 | 0:38 EDT
    "Geonosian Trap" Diorama by ACPin

    Geonosian Trap (AOTC)

    Following Padme through the gauntlet of machines, Anakin takes a more aggressive approach at them. He finds himself trapped between two Geonosian warriors whose intentions are just as aggressive as he is!
    Thanks, ACPin, ACPin SW

    Posted by: Jason | 7 September 2002 | 0:11 EDT
    Trooper Bruce reports:
    I got an overwhelming response to the last post I left. I'm working on responses to everyone. I laid out a big bit of $$ today to help some of you out. Besides the 2 of everything I bought on Tuesday, I took a pic of the stuff I picked up today. It shows 3 of each accessory pack, 2 of each deluxe Yoda and 3PO, and a set of Cantina figs that showed up today. Walmart still has 5 of each Cantina figs, and Target had 5 of each accessory packs, except for the Jedi pack, the only three I picked up today. I also had a neat find at Walmart...A TIE Bomber and Snowspeeder. I picked up both, but do not need them. Again, email me at if interested in anything I listed. I can't pick up anymore until I get $$$ for the things I have already picked up. Thanks all and be patient, I will get to you. Hope this helps some of you Troopers out. Also, at 2 TRU's I went to today, there were ZERO Saga figs at either. I asked the Manager and he said a rep from Hasbro came in and took all the figs including the ones in the unopened cases in back. He said it was to make room for all new stuff due in on Fri. Gonna have to check back! Thanks!!! Sandtroopers...What a site!! Bruce

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 22:40 EDT
    Trooper Baldrik747 reports:
    K-Mart on Ina Rd. (Tucson, AZ) had the new 12" electronic Jango Fett and Obi-Wan for $30 a shot. Obi's kinda BLAAAAAHHH, but the Jango rocks. Lots of bells and whistles (and light-up rocket pack flames).

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 22:36 EDT
    Trooper JediDaxter reports:
    I am now collecting names to be in a list that will go to Hasbro on making a second, larger run of the Silver Anniversary Darth Vader. He's only made in the quantity of 5000 and a lot of people can't get ahold of him. I even want one, and can't get him (too expensive online). I urge all who don't have a figure of him, and those who do, to send in your name. Send an e-mail with your name (first and last) to: with 'SilverDarthVader' in the subject line and your name in the body.
    And, while your'e at it, please visit my petition site, PetitionOrg ( I have given it a new background and have added a few new petitions I found online. And, please vote in my poll! - David Hicks AKA JediDaxter, PetitionOrg (
    Now this is one petition worth putting pen to paper for! I encourage petitions, but I am especially sure that this is one that a lot of folks will want to sign! Let's make sure the readership of is well represented among the signatures!

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 22:20 EDT
    Trooper fbljr1 reports:
    HI EVERYONE! Just got my order of STAR TOURS figures today from W.D.W. in Florida: G2-4T(2x), R3-D3, RX-24. I had ordered them back on Aug. 7th. What a lousy job of packing they did! They all have multiple creases, tears and some bubble dings. Some are worse than others, but I have no interest in keeping ANY of them. They will be sent back for a refund, UNLESS anyone wants to TRADE me, for ANY combination of three of the following figures listed below, for one of my STAR TOURS figures: ANAKIN (Tatooine Attack), PADME (Coruscant Attack, with NO STICKER covering back of card), LOTT DOD, TEEMTO, KI-ADI-MUNDI, BOSHEK, TEEBO. Looking for figures in mint packaging only. I can give a more specific description of the condition of my figures for you. Write me if you want to do a deal, THANKS!

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 22:15 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Cor reports:
    I hit a prize of Cantina Scene sets at the Springville, NY Walmart. Have one of each now (they had 4 Greedo, 5 Momaw Nadon, and 5 Ponda Baba). Nothing else new there and I didn't see anything new in the Corning area either. But the Ames stores (going out of business sale) in my area are selling some POTJ figures, they are going fast! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL... Jedi Cor

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 22:12 EDT
    Trooper Chad reports:
    Hi, I just got my Gunship from It came in amazing condition.It is a nice looking ship! At Kmart today I found the electronic figures Obi-wan and Jango, and at Target, the voice activated R2-D2 (a bit pricey I might add). I ordered my Star Tours figures from the Disney mail service and they told me that the R3-D3 was going to be out until mid to late September. People are finding him at the parks. What's the deal there? I am glad Hasbro is making another R5-D4. We need another one. That's all, thanks.

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 6 September 2002 | 10:29 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!
    "Visit Brian's Toys Today for the Disney Exclusive Star Tours Action Figures! Available in Limited Quantity Today:
    Star Tours G2-4T
    Star Tours R3-D3
    Star Tours RX-24

    These figures come on the POTJ card and are Licensed by Star Wars & Disney.
    Also we now have in Saga Padme Coruscant Attack Action Figure.
    Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore, Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys"

    Posted by: Jason | 6 September 2002 | 1:54 EDT
    Reviews: Star Tours, Cantina Sets, and Collection 1 Wave 6

    Here are the latest Reviews with J and Spice. We look at Star Tours Wave 1, Wal-Mart Deluxe Cantina Figures Wave 1, and Collection 1 Wave 6 Basic Figures. We know most folks will buy them all anyway, but which entries are truly worth cracking the bubble?
    Star Tours
    Wal-Mart Cantina Sets
    Collection 1, Wave 6

    Interact: What did you think of these releases? Let us know and see what fellow Tropers had to say too. Click here.

    Posted by: Jason | 5 September 2002 | 20:17 EDT
    Trooper Jake reports:
    Hello all - I have a few extra sets of the new Saga action figures. Each pair is $15 (including priority mail shipping). Please email me if you are interested. All are on C8 or better cards. Anakin Tatooine Attack/Darth Maul Sith Training, Watto/Tusken Raider with Massiff, Lott Dodd/Tusken Raider with Massiff, Ki-Adi Mundi/Teemto Pagalies (2 sets), Watto/Lott Dodd. Thanks, Jake Nichols

    Posted by: Jason | 5 September 2002 | 17:45 EDT
    Trooper RMS reports:
    Hi Troops, Trooper RMS reporting from Puerto Rico (for Puertorican collectors who might visit Sandtroopers). I saw for the first time today that K-Marts are stocking their exclusive "Bonus Pack" two figure sets, priced at $11.99. Six different 2-packs in all, which are really different assortments of the same six figures (Hangar Anakin, Peasant Anakin, Clone Trooper, Kamino Jango Fett, Coruscant Obi-Wan and Yoda). For "packaging oriented" collectors, these are cool worthy exclusives. Are there any more figures involved in this assortment? On other hunting news, TRU associates claim the X-Wing came and went as fast as a Podracer and are out of them for good...I never saw them. Worst yet, they still look dumb-eye'd everytime I ask them about the Landspeeder. Must be a store requirement during new-hire training because they all do the same stupid expression. maybe they were all cloned on Kamino. All for now, have a great day and Happy Hunting!!!

    Posted by: Jason | 5 September 2002 | 17:42 EDT
    Trooper Brian reports:
    Hi! I haven't posted in awhile since there hasn't been anything new. I saw today at TRU in Castleton, IN that they are preselling the radio controlled R2-D2. It is $10 down and a final price of $99.99. I asked the guy there if they were in fact giving away the silver anniversary R2 figure with this and he wasn't sure but the droid is being billed as an 'exclusive' there. So maybe..... It will be available on October 1st according to the ticket I got. Also, I need some help. I have a friend who is going to Japan next week and he said he would pick up some SW stuff if I needed it. Does anyone know if there is anything cool over there that we can't get here? I know that is kind of a dumb question since there's probably loads of stuff that hasn't even been heard of here yet. But I don't know what to even ask for! I'd appreciate any information as to what is available. Thanks!

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 5 September 2002 | 16:28 EDT
    Troops living in the DC, MD and VA area listen up!
    Want to act or apply for production, CGI, Grip, or any associated position in a local Star Wars fan film? Better check with these guys! They have a open call for talented people for a large scale Star Wars Fan film. This is a BIG opportunity, if you live in this area, DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hollywood could be next.
    Star Wars Fan Production

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 5 September 2002 | 11:51 EDT
    Like building you own space craft? Especially Star Wars?
    For our troops that are on the tech side of craft building, check this site out for inspiration and starting your own perspiration in building Star Wars spaceships as well as a HUGE host of other craft that soar the stars....Go where no man has gone before and may the Force be with you...

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 September 2002 | 0:49 EDT
    Republic Gunship's Arriving
    I received my Republic Gunship today from and out of two, one was collector grade. It is amazing, lots of features. It is difficult leaving things in the package sometimes. Update on the as of midnight Sept. 5 they show out of stock. For those of us who can wait they will probably hit the street soon ! That's all for now Troops be looking for Star Tours Review coming soon by General J and myself . That's all for now Troops, Kick A$% and take names!

    Posted by: Jason | 5 September 2002 | 0:08 EDT
    Trooper Ozziehihorse reports:
    Hi Troops! I have 2 POTJ Shmi Skywalkers ($5 each), 1 POTJ Death Star Escape Han Solo ($5),1 AOTC Deluxe Yoda ($10.75) and 1 SAGA Battledroid (w/Insert) ($5) for shipping. LMK at I also have almost the complete set of Topps AOTC cards and half a set of E1 widevision cards for sale...all for $15 shipped! Plus 2 Acklays for $16.50 each plus shipping.

    Posted by: Jason | 4 September 2002 | 20:02 EDT
    The Story of the 'Baba Bunch'

    Click on thumbnail to view large image

    Here is a look at the re-issued Ponda Baba figure included with the Wal-Mart exclusive Cantina Scene, there are a few differences between this one and the previously released POTF2 Basic and Cinema Scene figures from 1997. Overall, we have a welcome addition to make an accurate triad of Walrusmen:
  • The 2002 version boasts a removable arm. This is the first time that this dismemberment from the Cantina scene in "A New Hope" has been recreated on a Walrusman figure. Instead of the much-maligned typical SAGA series magnetic connection, a more sensible plastic plug-in joint was used.
  • Another improvement is the introduction of jointed knees to allow for sitting. Although Ponda was standing at the bar in the film, the figure can be seated on one of the included stools. The length of the new legs make this figure somewhat shorter than his counterparts, and the left leg "buckles" in at the knee a bit.
  • The pants are now film-accurate grey, rather than the same khaki coloration as his shirt as seen on the earlier versions.
  • The hands lack the painted detail of the basic POTF2 Baba which better simulated the fur on his hands. The Cinema Scene figure lacked this detail too.
  • The boots don't have the shiny black paint application as seen on the POTF2 figure.
  • The jacket color isn't consistent from sleeve to vest, appearing mismatched. This new figure also suffers slightly from "SAGA Qui-Gon syndrome," having a slight gap between sleeve and vest at the shoulder, albeit not as pronounced as on the Cantina Scene version of Ponda Baba.

    Posted by: Jason | 4 September 2002 | 16:27 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Wednesday, September 4
  • Coleman Trebor and Wat Tambor in 2003? - Fans of these striking Episode II characters might want to check out this latest speculative listing of Hasbro 2003 product. What about a Snowtrooper and Sandcrawler? Read the entire listing forecasted at
  • More Carded Ephant Mon photos - Visit to see even more images of Fan's Choice Figure #3 - Ephant Mon.
  • Eighteen Jedi on the Floor - A useful edition of 'Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council' shows the stand-out survivors in the Geonosian Arena, a quick identification guide and a detailed portrait of each Jedi,

    Posted by: Jason | 4 September 2002 | 15:50 EDT
    Trooper Frank reports:
    HI FOLKS! FRANK here, I would just like to say BIG THANKS to BRANDON T. in IL (BobaFett277) for a trade we just did. Yet again another NICE person to deal with on SANDTROOPERS! I'd also would like to say that i still have NOT seen ANY new figures, past the CHEWIE / HAN SOLO wave, here on LONG ISLAND, NY.

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 4 September 2002 | 12:58 EDT
    12" Luke with Tauntaun
    Need this one? Get it from Amazon! GET IT HERE!

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 23:52 EDT
    Hasbro Not Greedy with New Greedo

    Click on thumbnail to view large image

    Taking a look at the re-issued Greedo figure included with the Wal-Mart exclusive Cantina Scene, there are a few differences between this one and the previously released CommTech Greedo from 1999. Overall, we have a more accurate representation and gone is the fruity day-glow color scheme:
  • The vest is a darker orange/tan color, better depicting the suede vest than the old salmon color. The boots have likewise been darkened to match.
  • The exposed skin on the hands and head is darker and shows the sculpted details better than the earlier lighter rendition.
  • The pins in the jointed knees are now molded in yellow plastic to match the striping on the outer thigh. The 1999 version had pins that matched the green at the iner thigh, but the outer legs are more readily visible so this wasn't as aesthetic.
  • The new green body suit has a slight metallic sheen to it that really captures the look of the actual prop costume, the original was a the same color, but matte.
  • The floor of the Cantina portion included with Greedo has a lighter paint wash. This is actually a problem because, when connected, the floor areas won't match (the Ponda Baba and Momaw Nadon segments are much darker).

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 23:14 EDT
    Trooper Chris reports:
    Hey all, Chris here with a bit of news from my part of Canada(Edmonton, Alberta). I found 1 X-Wing at TRU on Sunday. I so wanted to get it because it was the first one I had seen here and heard lots about from State-side, but the wife wouldn't let me get it. Although if TRU had a layaway plan I would have put it on there but they don't so I couldn't. Anyways hopefully I'll see more here when I have the money and get one. Otherwise nothing else here. No Palpy or later.

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 23:12 EDT
    Trooper Bruce reports:
    Trooper Bruce here from MN, Today, at a Target in my area, I found 3 of each accessory packs (jedi, hoth, arena, death star) and 6 deluxe Yoda and 5 deluxe C-3PO. If anyone needs any of these, email me at: I picked up 2 of everything today as extras (I already have one of each) so they are in hand if anyone wants. I can pick up more tomorrow. Hope this helps!! $9.99 each +tax and shipping...or always up for a trade. ....oh, they also had 5 Acklay's and 2 each of the new 12" Figs. And....anyone who missed or haven't found the Playskool Falcon...a Pamida by my house has 4. Whew...Thanks!!!! bruce

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 23:07 EDT
    Trooper Mark reports:
    Greetings Troops. I did a little store hunting this afternoon in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis~St. Paul area. There are plenty of X-Wings at the Roseville and Northtown Mall TRU. There was one Landspeeder at the Northtown store. I found a Deluxe Yoda at the Northtown Target. This figure does not look that impressive but I have not opened it yet. The Lino Lakes, Shoreview, Fridley, and Roseville Targets had nothing new. The Wal-marts in Fridley and Blaine did not have any Cantina figs or any other new items. A Big thanks to Mike for hooking me up with star tours figs and to Lord Spiceowan for the Falumpaset. Anybody out there still need FX-7, Zutton, Eeth Koth, Queen Amidala Royal Decoy, Count Dooku, or AOTC Yoda? That is all for now, Mark

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 23:00 EDT
    Trooper AndyVW reports:
    Hey Troops!, Sorry I havent posted in awhile but I'm in the military and we recently moved from Huntsville, Alabama to beautiful Pennsylvania. Also, I just gave into the dark side and ordered the first three Star Tours figs from an Ebay seller but heck, they were only 13.00 and they sell at Disney for 10.00. But I think Im ending up with one too many of the RX fig so if somene is interested, my new email is Also, For the fellow PA and Maryland Troops, the Hagerstown, MD had 4 Luke Land speeders and plenty of X wings in stock as well as new wave of Unleashed for those, who live close by. MTFBWY!! AndyVW

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 22:46 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Chirp reports:
    Troops, Thought this might interest some of your wallets. I just went to the Indy TRU and they now have a tag (piece of paper) in the Star Wars section to preorder your interactive R2-D2 for $89.99. It takes $10 down to reserve your R2 that becomes available on October 1st. I think this is also the purchase needed to get the Silver anniversary R2 for free. Also they still had alot of Xwings (clearance please). Nothing new still at Target or Walmart. Good Luck,

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 3 September 2002 | 20:45 EDT
    News from Waldorf MD TRU
    Troops stationed in Waldorf MD. The Toys R Us there has plenty of the Dagobah X-Wings and the cool Land Speeder Luke combo!!! They also have some card insert figs that include Shaak Ti. Deploy your mini-troops and battle-axe (wife and kids) and head on over for a search and procure...!
    You know I'm just kidding about the Battle axe part know your men love ya!

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 15:15 EDT
    Internet Headlines for Tuesday, September 3
  • The Final Wave - Revealed at the Official site are the names of the three figures making up the third wave of the Star Tours series: G2-9T, R5-D4 and SK-Z38, read more at While you are there, you may read the 'Cargo Bay' collecting area entry for a Fan-Club exclusive Lott Dod and Nute Gunray Hologram figures.
  • New Carded Images - has compiled packeged images of the new Deluxe Geonosian Warrior (front, back, close-up), Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike (front, back, close-up, and it looks like the bike is improved without the old 'T'-bar), and Basic Ephant Mon (front, back, close-up). Some of these and more can be seen at, including loose images of Star Tours Wave 2.
  • Artistic License - Take a look at the winners of the TFN August artwork contest, who captured Yoda in their works.
  • You'll really 'flip' for this one... - Check out packaged shots (front, back, close-up) of the new Deluxe Anakin, who will be Force-Flipping his way onto store shelves next month, again at
    C O N T E S T B r e a k d o w n:
  • 9/3: Win a Jorg Sacul at, make five posts in their forums, ends 9/15.
  • 9/3: TheJawa is giving away a Clone Trooper (Republic Gunship Pilot) and Jango Fett (Slave 1 Pilot), ends 9/7.
  • 9/3: Win a POTF2 Wampa & Hoth Luke Skywalker 3 3/4" creature set at Powercollectibles, ends 9/8.
  • 8/26: Give the UK's TPU a visit, you can enter to win either a Silver-Anniversary R2-D2 and, if you are a UK resident, you may enter a separate competition for a Trading Card Game and Collectables prize package, ends 9/30 (UK contest ends 9/19).
  • 8/26: Win a new Padme Pilot by posting at, ends 9/6.
  • 8/24: TBS gives you a chance to win the new Anakin (Tatooine Attack) and Darth Maul (Sith Training) figures.
  • 8/19: ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR (Age 15+) - Now is your chance to show off your collection and win big, compliments of Hasbro! Plenty of prizes, including a complete set of 2003 STAR WARS EPISODE II 3.75-inch basic action figures! Read the rules here.

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 14:28 EDT
    Trooper Monkey Ambassador reports:
    My local Wal-Mart has several of each Cantina packs. If anyone is interested I could pick up some.

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 14:15 EDT
    Trooper Jedi Sia reports:
    I'm trying to get rid of some of my extras, to make room for, well, more star wars stuff. Anyway heres the list:
    Aotc 12" Super Battle Droid, 12" Count Dooku, Target Arena Conflict Accessory set, Acklay, Endor Han white peg, Kit Fisto w/ lightsaber loose at bottom of package, Fanclub Stormtrooper set, Walmart Falumpaset, Fanclub 12" Chacellor Valorum & Coruscant Guard, Orange card Yoda, Boba Fett, Speeder bikes, Obiwans, Landos, 2002 Jungle attack He-Man. All are MOMC.
    I need: TF VADER, Star Tour figs, Any Aotc fig after # 40, POTJ Masters of the Darkside, Aotc DEX JETT w/pipe showing, 12" KB Yellow trooper, Admiral Motti, Episode 1 Jabba the hutt w/2 headed announcer. Would like all MOMC. Thanks for checking the post out.

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 1:36 EDT
    Jedimcca reports:
    I live in Del Rio, TX and took trip to Austin over the weekend. I stopped in almost every Wal-Mart between here and Marble Falls, TX, and every one had a bunch of the Cantina packs. Some news for those in TX still looking for them.

    Posted by: Jason | 3 September 2002 | 1:35 EDT
    Variant-Lovers' Favorite Site has a New Look and Contest:
    The site has revamped and is giving away a Jorg Sacul! If you are interested in variations and more, this place has it all.

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 2 September 2002 | 11:39 EDT
    Republic Gunship
    As of 9:30 a.m. c.s.t. the Republic Gunship is sold out at . Hey I wouldn't sweat it I am sure they made plenty. The Geonosian Arena playset is still availble for preorder. I have noticed a slight price difference between Wally-world and the higher priced . I wouldn't recommend Amazon either, they are not very collector friendly. This is my first order from I'll let you guys know how it arrives. Drop me a line if any of you have had any problems. Thanks Spiceout !

    Posted by: Spiceowan | 2 September 2002 | 11:31 EDT
    Force of the Bay
    Spiceowan bringing you another installment from our allies at E-Bay I know everyone is licking their chops thinking about grabbing the new R2-D2 interactive droid this month but this R2 unit from the seventies won't be fetching you a pop. I forsee a void coming to your pocketbook, if you bid on Yoda that has the same feature as the old magic "8-ball" . With all the exclusives I decided to go with the professor on this one. Another difficult POTF piece would be Luke a lotta money for a figure you already own. The good old days when exclusives were not a weekly thing. I stumbled on some vintage 3-packs like these , make sure to view the seller's other auctions to see the others.Thanks for viewing and on to other matters that warrant my attention. This Power Sucka doesn't realize what he has isn't rare. You could probably find one on the shelf in certain areas. At least he doesn't want crazy money.People like this and others who list with Rare when it is not are SUCKAS making this hobby difficult. Turn them in to me to get them out here on "Front Street" ! Thanks Trooper Willette for the entry. Keep em coming Troops and in the meantime have a wonderful Labor Day and always Kick A$% and take Names, Spiceout!

    Posted by: Jason | 2 September 2002 | 2:03 EDT
    Missing Eyebrows on Episode II Figures (Part II):
    Vigilante Trooper Lex-Wan had discovered this Obi-Wan Pilot with missing eyebrows several weeks ago, and on Saturday he found the ultimate counterpart for this bizarre error: a Jango Fett (Kamino Escape) without eyebrows and beard. The figure was part of a K-Mart two pack. Could it be that Obi-Wan got revenge on his Episode II nemesis by returning the favor?

    Posted by: Jason | 2 September 2002 | 1:41 EDT
    Troopette Donna reports:
    I had very good luck this weekend in So. California finding new stuff. The new 12" figures (Count Dooku, Zam Wesell and Super Battle Droid) were at both K-Mart and Wal-Mart. I also received my 12" Ki-Adi-Mundi from the Fan Club in two days from order date. I found the KB exclusive Jedi Starfighter with Obi-Wan. The strange thing is that the sticker price originally said $27.99 but was crossed out and marked $21.99. I think they priced it the same as the boxed vehicle by itself. A friend of mine was able to find the 12" Luke & Tauntaun at TRU. Everyone have a great Labor Day and happy hunting.

    Posted by: Jason | 2 September 2002 | 1:34 EDT
    Trooper Baldrik747 reports:
    I just got shipping notification from that the Republic Gunship was shipped to me on August 29 via UPS and should arrive around September, 11.

    Posted by: Jason | 2 September 2002 | 1:28 EDT
    New Customs and Dioramas at Germany's StarconstruX has added 15 superb new custom figures made by Harald Fl�gge, a new and talented member of the StarconstruX-team. There are also two new dioramas, the 'Cantina Entrance' and 'Lars Homestead', made by Markus Gerlach. See new pictures of 'Expanded Universe' customs made by a visitor in the 'Visitor’s Custom’s' area. Find it all in StarconstruX news.

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 1 September 2002 | 20:36 EDT
    This just in from Brian's Toys!!!
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    Also we now have the Latest Saga 12" Figures:
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    AOTC 12" Super Battle Droids
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    AOTC 12" Jango Fett
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    AOTC Mini Bust Anakin Skywalker
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    AOTC Mini Bust Mace Windu
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    AOTC Mini Bust Padme
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    Posted by: Spiceowan | 1 September 2002 | 17:15 EDT
    Area Report
    Spiceowan checking in for N. Illinois/ S. Wisconsin. TRU throughout the area are still offering slim pickings on Landspeeders. I did find the new Cantina packs EXCEPT Greedo today at the Supercenter in Racine Wi. The newer figures have only been seen in Kohl's and select KB Toys . I haven't seen Acklay anywhere in mass quanities or the new deluxe figures at all. The Accesory packs have come and gone as well.I am seriously trying to put together a "squadron" of Troops in my own area. Spread the wealth and United we find! If interested and you live in the above mentioned area drop me a line Good luck out there Troops Kick A$% and take names ! Godspeed , Spiceout !
    Sku #'s for the Cantina Packs are 007693032543/Ponda Baba and 007693032544/ Hammerhead and I am guessing 007693032542/Greedo I didn't get him but he's 3 of 3 ! Try it