September 2004

Posted by: dustrho | 30 September 2004 | 22:32 EDT
Update from TOYFELLAS: Unleashed and G.I. Joe
We received some new items today including the Red Clone Trooper Unleashed and G.I. Joe Valor vs. Venom Wave 4. We also still have some Asajj Ventress Maquette & Bossk Mini Bust left. Star Wars Unleashed Clone Trooper $19.99 and Aayla Secura $16.99

G.I. JOE Valor VS. Venom Wave 4 - Duke vs Venomous Maximus, Snake Eyes with Ninja Lightning cycle, Dr. Link Talbot vs Night Creeper, General Abernathy vs Overkill, Gung Ho vs Wild Weasel, Sand Scorpion vs Razor Trooper all $8.99, and Kamakura vs Storm Shadow for $9.99!

Also don't forget about our Star Wars Statues & Mini Bust - Asajj Ventress Maquette $69.99 and Bossk $39.99!

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Posted by: Darth Spice | 30 September 2004 | 22:18 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports: Live from the Bay it's Chad Ryan!
Are they still making these?“Check out these pictures of a Custom Aurra sing I saw on ebay.I wish the figures looked like this back in 1999 when TPM came out. There are both front and back shots of the card. Some of the work is simply art. I think Hasbro did good with VotC but I think they still have some work to do.”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 30 September 2004 | 18:46 EDT
This Week at is having a sale on select Star Wars items this week. From VotC figures to the OTC TIE Fighter, with new items scheduled to arrive very soon. Also this week: Transformers- Takara Re-Issue #16 Insecticon. Get yours FIRST with Takara Re-Issue #16 die-cast Insecticon! Get the 3 pesky transformable insectoids that you have a love-hate relationship with. Also comes with 3 Energon cubes for munchies. Tracks and many other new Alternators are in stock this week as well. Also this week, Zoids, Super Mario Bros., and MORE!

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Posted by: dustrho | 30 September 2004 | 10:26 EDT
Audio Problems with the OT DVD Set? Say It Ain't So!
OTC on DVDThe hottest DVD set to ever come out, Star Wars: Original Trilogy, is supposedly not a perfectly made DVD set. I just finished reading an article over at that John Williams' fans have found out there is a major audio glitch in the first of four DVDs, "Star Wars: A New Hope." The sound effects throughout this movie are just fine, but the soundtrack is where the problem is at. I'm going to have to try this out when I get home from work tonight, but supposedly the music is backwards between the right and left channels. You might want to read more about this here, and you'll definitely want to talk about this in our forums.

Posted by: Darth Spice | 29 September 2004 | 21:19 EDT
News from Star Wars Shop: Halloween Costumes!
Hey Troops, for those of you still waiting, is accepting orders for the Exclusive Holographic Emperor. Also new are a variety of Halloween Costumes for the upcoming season. Also there is a Trilogy banner for sale honoring the release of the DVD set. For those of you who missed, the Holiday Yoda is in stock and on sale for the low price of $11.95! Make sure you check out the Action Figure sale going on right now. There are also some really slick exclusives in the art section as well. May the Force, and your wallet be with You! - More Product. More Exclusives.

Posted by: Darth Spice | 29 September 2004 | 19:13 EDT
Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
“Ypsilanti MI: The Meijer on Carpenter Rd. had the VOTC Lando, Vader, Yoda, and C-3PO this afternoon. I passed on them, so if anyone in the area wants them, there is one of each. Not all of the cards are mint. I saw a hint of the final OTC figures a few weeks ago at a Toys 'R Us, but the stores in the area have been very dry since the DVD release.”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 29 September 2004 | 16:31 EDT
Sandtrooper Jetfire Reports:
DEEP Recon in the Great Lakes State!“Troopers, after another quick whirlwind run through my local stores, things are beginning to look up. However, up means just catching up with the rest of civilization with respect to the OTC figs. Target has continued to play catch up by just now receiving the second wave of OTC figs (CC pilot, Bespin Leia, etc.). While they seem to all be there, it took them long enough to arrive. They also had the new Unleashed Secura, Bossk, and Tusken Raider. Still no Slave-1.... maybe in time for Christmas at this rate. Wal-Mart added some news figs with the DVD figure 3-packs. They only had the ANH and ESB sets. No ROTJ, which is what I was looking for. TRU has still got the same old stuff + the POTJ leftovers. Not bad if you are looking for a few Teebos for a diorama. They do have a nice Transformers and G.I. Joe sale going on (buy 2 get 1 free) so check that out if you are into those as well. Besides that, still looking for a trooper to work a trade with so I can get my hands on the OTC vehicles (Slave-1, Falcon, and Y-wing). Also looking for the newer VOTC (mainly Fett and Stormtrooper). That's it for now! Sandtrooper Jetfire (aka WedgeWannaBe) out!”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 29 September 2004 | 16:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Southern Sith Reports:
“Hey Troops, for the release of the DVD's, FYE (For Your Entertainment), formerly Camelot music, was giving away posters. The posters were Movie poster size (27"x40") and of the covers of the each individual DVD with Star Wars Trilogy across the bottom. The store here in Goodlettsville, TN only received ANH and ESB. The manager checked a couple of stores close to here, but to no avail, found none from ROJ. I was wondering if anyone out there had the ROJ poster from this giveaway. I have plenty of items to trade for it, so I can make my set of these posters complete. They just don't look right without all 3 of the posters. I would greatly appreciate any help with this hunt.”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 28 September 2004 | 22:45 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Princess Leia Bespin and Cloud Car Pilot!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with figures #18 & #19 from the OTC collection. It's about time Hasbro put together two figures in a row that we did not already own. Princess Leia Bespin and Cloud Car Pilot will be a pleasant surprise for those of us who have about had it with the regurgitiaion of the OTC fiasco. Feel free to offer your own feedback about the OTC collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Posted by: Darth Spice | 28 September 2004 | 22:39 EDT
Sandtrooper ACPin Reports: We will Report when there is Something to Report!
Theed Palace Chamber“The Neimoidians seize control of the Theed Palace, including the Naboo royalty without any incident. Queen Amidala remains defiant and refuses to sign the treaty that gives the Neimoidians full control of Naboo. Security battle droids are called upon to escort the prisoners to their holding cells outside the main palace.”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 28 September 2004 | 20:51 EDT

Star Wars: We've just received 2 different assortments of brand new figures! Star Wars OTC Vintage figures including: Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Lando, Yoda, Han, Luke & More are in stock. These awesome vintage figures are each packaged with the same style cardback used on the original 80's releases and each includes a figure protector case. The brand new Post OTC wave has also arrived - these are so new they have not even made their way onto ebay yet! All 5 of the new figures are priced at $7.99 each. More Unleashed wave 10 sets are also available for $49.99 each.

G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom wave 4 has just arrived. We are offering the full set of 7 figure sets for $59.99 and also a partial set of 5 figures for $35.99. The set of 5 is missing only Sand Scorpion/Razor Trooper, and Kamakura/Storm Shadow. We've received a small restock of the 40th Anniversary #14 through #17 and many other 12-inch Joes are in stock.

Energon & Universe: We've listed some great new pre-orders for new Energon figures arriving in October/November including Mega: Grimlock & Swoop (in retro dinobot form!), Wing Saber, and Beachcomber. Also listed is the Deluxe set of 5, which includes Sharkticon, Slugslinger, Towline, Energon Hot Shot and Downshift for $59.99 and a set of Sharkticon, Slugslinger and Downshift for $36.99. The new Battle in a Box Universe set has arrived. (Pre-orders will be processed soon) This set includes: Ultra Magnus vs. Treadshot and Smokescreen vs. Ransack. The figures are packed in an 'aquarium' style packaging and the set is $39.99!

McFarlane NFL 9 Sale & Cooperstown: After another big shipment from McFarlane, we are overstocked on NFL 9 so we've temporarily cut prices to $7.99 per figure on almost all of the figures! Here is a great chance to pick up the full set of figures for an attractive price. More Cooperstown series 1 figures have arrived including more Nolan Ryan Astros variants and all the normal figures are in stock.

Also check out our Vintage Department, LotR collection, and don't forget to take advantage of our SALE pricing that will expire later this week!

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Posted by: Darth Spice | 28 September 2004 | 20:49 EDT
Sandtroopette Lisette Reports: Cantina Scenes in the Big Apple!
S.C.A.L.P. Counter Intelligence“Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. The Kmart on 8th St. in Manhattan had a couple of the Cantina Scenes. If anyone in NYC needs these guys, there were at least 4 of them. That's all for now.”

Posted by: Boba Binks | 28 September 2004 | 14:40 EDT
Slave 1 Error or Intentional?
For those of you who will be picking up the Exclusive Slave 1 with Boba Fett action figure at Target will want to know this. I purchased the toy at one of my local Targets Stores (Plainfield, IN.). After I assembled the wings and placed the missiles in the ship I noticed that my Boba Fett action figure was missing his backpack missile. I searched for it all over the area where I opened my toy. Discouraged I went back to Target to double check to see if Boba Fett did have a rocket in his backpack. The answer is a solid NO. Boba Fett that comes with the Slave 1 from Target DOES NOT come with a missile for his backpack. Happy Hunting.

Posted by: Darth Spice | 27 September 2004 | 16:51 EDT
Sandtrooper Starfox Reports:
Bleeds Armor“I have some news from Central Texas.... the Wal-Mart in Killeen this morning had some new OTC figs: Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Hoth Vader, General Madine, General Lando, Skiff Lando & At-St Han Solo, plus a host of others. They also had the new repackaged Unleashed Emperor. Target received a case of OTC figs w/ the Snowtrooper & Chewie and some others, plus the ULTRA cool new Slave 1 w/ Boba! Kmart has the Cloud Car Pilot wave, but no VOTC and TRU still has not received even 1 case of OTC figs yet! That's all from Central Texas. Starfox signing out?”

Posted by: Darth Spice | 27 September 2004 | 16:47 EDT
Sandtrooper Collector Gallery Kurt Reports:
“Obi-Wan ANH .45 scale UK exclusive mini lightsaber, OTC Endor ambush boxed set, AOTC Jedi Warriors boxed set; Star Wars, Empire & Jedi commemorative DVD collection 3 pack figure sets; Biker Scout, Luke Jedi, Yoda & Ewoks 12-inch figures; OTC Millennium Falcon in stock.”

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Posted by: Darth Spice | 27 September 2004 | 16:38 EDT
Force of the Bay: The Real Deal
Hey Troopers, with the release of the DVD and the OTC collection slowing down, I decided to see what was happening at ebay. There is always something funky you could pick up. You may just find that nice little thing to light up your life. There are so many things to choose from, and while I have been writing Force of the Bay for quite some time, I can always find something rare and unique. You can find any figure on any card, or any variation that has eluded your collection so far. If you are not very good with your hands, but still seek a good looking costume, look no further. You could even replace your favorite pair of Star Wars underwear. Hopefully they are still MIMB! There is whatever you are looking for to ring your bell, but sometimes that includes a hefty price. There are so many great things, some inexpensive or others that are very expensive, but it is all there. You could even find a rarity to make you sick. You just have to take the time to look for it. neither endorses or authenticates any of the sellers or items featured here. Make sure you read up on who you are buying from and if it sounds to good to be true, chances are it is! Good luck to you great Sandtroopers in your searches. Kick A$% and take names!

Posted by: dustrho | 27 September 2004 | 9:29 EDT - Newsletter has a number of items on sale and in stock. Check it out!

Rumor had it that would receive this piece, but we have been told by the company that produced this exclusive that they won't. Nevertheless, we have LIMITED STOCK available and shipping NOW for ?45 (approx $88 shipped). This is one of the hottest Master Replicas so far, never before has a UK exclusive MR been made and nor could this piece be so readily available to the World without us. This is a QVC UK exclusive! So hurry... when we are sold out, that's it! Gone!

We added today the forthcoming .45 Sith lightsabers in .45 scale. As always we will get them FIRST, but offer them to you now as a pre-order for the first time. The set, which includes Darth Vader, Count Dooku and Darth Maul, will sell for ?25 each (approx $43) - regular price when in stock ?29.

  • OTC Greedo
  • OTC Stormtrooper
  • OTC Boba Fett
  • OTC C-3PO
  • OTC Luke X-Wing
  • OTC Darth Vader #10

  • Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Bust ?39 (56 Euro) - IN STOCK!!
  • Galactic Heroes Wave 2 AND 3! ALL ?6 EACH (8,70 Euro)!
  • Items being added now - Boba Fett & Dengar, 4-LOM & Bossk, Zuckuss & IG-88, Padme & Anakin, Jango & Obi Wan, and Yoda & Clone Trooper.
  • Mos Eisley Cantina scene #2 with Blue Snaggletooth ?22 (32 Euro)
  • OTC Luke's Encounter with Yoda MEXICON EXCLUSIVE very limited supply !
  • Gentle Giant Luke Stormtrooper Bust
  • Gentle Giant Comic Con BST UPS (Clear) very limited supply!

    Head on over to now!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 26 September 2004 | 23:31 EDT
    Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Costal Defender“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. Not much to report from the West Coast. Thought all the stores were holding stuff back until the release of the DVD but I thought wrong. My local Wal-marts still have not put out any displays. Purchased the DVD set at Wal-mart after work on Tuesday but was only able to get the Stars Wars figure set. Was wondering if any trooper had an extra Empire or/and Jedi figure sets for sale or trade? Please e-mail me if you can help. Happy Hunting!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 26 September 2004 | 23:29 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jared Reports:
    “Recently found the new Unleashed at Target in Valley Stream, RI. Unfortunately, that?s all. To Lisette from NYC: I?ve tried to email you regarding the VOTC figures in downtown Brooklyn. The email won?t go through. I keep getting error messages. If you don?t mind, please email me and I?ll reply to it and hopefully it will work.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 26 September 2004 | 23:26 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Rod Reports:
    “Did my weekly toy run around Southern Cali with mixed results today. It really seems the massive influx of figures and Star Wars stuff I had so hopefully predicted around the release of the DVD never materialized. Toys R Us Moreno Valley was my first stop and resulted in nothing. It seems TRU only put out old warehouse figure stock hoping to move it along with the 2 for $7.00 sale going on. Target Moreno Valley had a few oddball figures, but nothing even a Jawa would find worth scrounging through. The three Wal-Mart?s I hit produced equal amounts of nothing. As a matter of fact one Wal-Mart (Hemet) had zero figures on the pegs. I assumed they must have had a huge Star Wars display on an endcap or in the aisle. After a thorough search I gave up and moved along to the next local. K-mart in my neck of the woods has slowly been showing signs of life when it comes to Star Wars. They were the first kids on the block to get the 12-inch VOTC, and they provided me with the Cantina exclusive set. Although today they would have only a few old sets of Galactic Heroes, a 12-inch VOTC Luke, some old figs, and not much else. Lastly, to complete my day I went to Sams Club to buy the Millennium Falcon with the Pack-in Falcon crew. They had probably 30-40 on hand so I was able to get one in good condition. Pretty nice piece, but pretty pricey at $60 and some change. Did make one more stop at Costco looking for the X-wing/Tie Fighter 2-pack, but no sign of it as yet.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:51 EDT
    This Week at K&C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles has received DVD Commemorative Trilogy Figure Collections. Pre-Order for the original movie posters deadline is today September 25th.

    DVD Commemorative Collection:
    A New Hope contains Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO & R2-D2.
    Empire Strikes Back contains Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca.
    Return of the Jedi contains Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Stormtrooper.

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    First Time on DVD Button 1
    First Time on DVD Button 2

    Pre-Order by September 25th:
    Star Wars Revenge Snipe Original Poster
    Return of the Jedi 1985 re-release movie Poster
    Return of the Jedi Double-Sided Move Poster
    Star Wars Special Edition Style B Double Sided Movie Poster
    Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Movie Poster
    Clone Wars - Heroes and Villains Limited Edition Lithograph
    Han Solo Pre-Painted Kotobukiya model kit

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:45 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Dom Reports:
    One of SoCal's Finest!“Been awhile since I put my two cents worth of information about figs, but unfortunately, I haven't even been able to find a figure worthy of spending that amount! So far in the depths of the Inland Empire of So Cal, I have not been as fortunate as So Cali Rod with the Slave 1, but I have seen the Cloud Car Pilot waves, Unleashed Bossk wave (only one in good enough condition to buy was the Tusken Raider,) and the Endor ambush packs, which I don't even collect. I was fortunate on Tuesday, however, to pick up both my Trilogy DVD and my Star Wars Battlefront game for $36.99 each at Fry's near Mission Valley in San Diego. I had to have a family member who lives down there pick them up for me. I figured I saved about $15-$20 between the 2 of them. The Wal-Mart?s that had their figure displays only showcased VOTC figs, and the others added new cases of the last few waves of the Saga figs. Hoping others can come to my aid. I am in need of every figure after #22 except for the Snowtrooper #25. Not much has been released out here. I am also looking for MOMC Aayla & Bossk Unleashed figs, as well as the new Slave 1 MIMB. I have extras of the Cloud Car Pilot, Bespin Leia, Lobot, & Scout trooper to trade or sell. Email me if I can help or if you can help me. Hope everyone is finding what they need out there.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:43 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
    “I love the OTC collection. Yes, many of the figures have already been released, but a good number of those have significantly more realistic paint. Plus the packages with the new backdrops are just awesome. I personally think the new packaging alone is worth an extra $5 even if I already have the figure. Maybe Hasbro has suckered me into spending some extra money, but they have made many awesome figures over the past year and now finally some awesome packaging as well. I started collecting Star Wars again in 1996, and this is the most excited that I have been over new products. The OTC and VOTC lines really make me feel like a kid again. I hope the new vintage style cards and boxes continue. Thanks Hasbro.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:41 EDT
    Sandtrooper and New Forum Moderator Jetfire Reports:
    DEEP Recon in the Great Lakes State!“Well troops, it's good to hear that the new stuff is showing up all over the country, but it still hasn't really shown up here. While I've been concentrating on keeping my eyes open for the new Slave-1 and Y-wing, I've also been checking out the figs on the pegs. Target seems to continue to play catch up to the rest of the stores. Meijers were all down to nothing, but had a sudden surge of figs last week. Overall, I'm contributing that to the DVD set going on sale. Now they've got the Tusken Raider, dual Jawas, TIE fighter pilot, and others next to the Millennium Falcons and Master Replicas FX lightsabers (those are way cool!) If you haven't heard by now, go check out the sale prices at Meijers, as this is the last day. While Wal-Mart has gotten the figure cases in, they haven't had much else. Only once did I see an IG-88 and TIE fighter pilot on the pegs. They also have more than enough of the Galactic Heroes sets in! TRU has been doing OK with keeping figures on the pegs and I was excited to finally see the Galactic Heroes Jango Fett. Still no Y-wing though. Was also wondering how everyone felt about the stores hording the figures until the DVD release. I don't know about the rest of the troops, but only TRU seemed to have anything much on the pegs for the two weeks before the release. If you've got an opinion to share, visit to the forums and voice it. And if anyone has a Luke Skywalker (blue) Master Replicas FX lightsaber or Millennium Falcon to trade hit me up! Trooper Jetfire OUT!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:36 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys Newsletter #274

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    Huge selection of Vintage loose figures came in stock this week. We are featuring our vintage loose figure sets, if you have been thinking about ordering a set now is the time! Multiple conditions are available for the sets.

    Our Special Offer with a purchase of $50 or more is still going on so if you haven't gotten your Cantina Scene 2, Silver Darth Vader (2nd issue) or Battlefront Scout Trooper place your order today and get any or all 3 of these items at a discounted price. With a $50 purchase you can receive the Cantina Scene 2 for only $24.99, the Silver Darth Vader 2nd for only $19.99 and/or the Battlefront Scout Trooper for only $19.99! Place one $50 order and you can get all three items at the featured low price.

    Get your animated Clone Wars Series figures today, most in stock now. The latest Unleashed are still available including Aayla Secura, Bossk and the Tusken Raider all for $29.99. Also in stock, the Saga Red Leader's X-Wing for only $49.99. Lots of great POTJ, EP1 and POTF2 items also featured and in stock. As always lots of 12-inch & 3 ?-inch figures in stock, if you need it we've probably got it! Give us a call, if it isn't in stock we can always backorder it for you! Complete your entire collection today!

    Lots of new Generation 1 loose Transformers items in this week. Many from 1986 - 1988 including 1987 Abominus C-8, 1986 Computron C-9, 1988 Quake C-9, 1988 Spinister C-9 and more!

    New Superheroes items in this week from DC Direct, including the Contemporary Teen Titans Blackfire, Deathstroke, Robin and Wondergirl as well as The Batman's Batcave. Also back in stock from the Superman figures is Bizzaro, Doomsday, Braniac 13 and Superman.

    New Dragon item in this week SOLDAT Private Harry Collins, available now for $79.99! Some great sale prices on GIJOE Toy Show exclusives and select Valor vs. Venom items. The 2002 Exclusive Crimson Strike Team (Reg. Price: $1200.00) now only $999.99, 2003 Exclusive Loose Lt. Falcon (Reg. Price: $60.00) now only $49.99, 2004 Exclusive Tiger Ray Hydrofoil (Reg. Price $119.99) now only $99.99. Valor vs. Venom 12-inch Spirit (Reg. Price $17.99) now $14.99, Valor vs. Venom Alley Viper II & Cobra Viper (Reg. Price $19.99) now $14.99, Duke & Cobra Commander (Reg. Price $7.99) now $4.99, and Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow (Reg. Price $9.99) now $6.99.

    Select Simpsons now back in stock including Dr. Stephen Hawking, the Family Car Playset and all of Series 15 including Brandine, Comic Book Guy, Deep Space Homer, Handsome Moe, Manjula and The Octuplets. Get the whole set for only $60.00.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 25 September 2004 | 15:35 EDT

    Star Wars: We've listed a pre-order for the new Clone Wars Animated figures. Series 1 and Series 2 each include 4 figures and each series is available for pre-order for $26.99. Figures include: Clone Trooper, Dooku, Durge Bounty Hunter, Yoda, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Asajj Ventress, and Mace. These should be arriving in October or November.

    Energon: Hasbro has just delivered the latest Energon Powerlinx Battles Mega wave to us. This wave includes the very popular Cliffjumper and Shockblast figures as well two new repaints. Dreadwing is a repainted Mirage figure and Energon Ironhide was repainted with G1 Hound style paint. We still have some stock on Bulkhead and Landquake as well as Alternators Hound, Silverstreak & Dead End.

    20% OFF Vintage Menu Items: We are running a 20% off sale until Sunday 9/26 at 6:00 PM for ALL items on the vintage menus. The prices will be adjusted manually when we process your order and discounts will be applied as reduced or negative shipping charges. Please read the full sale details on the main vintage page. We have thousands of items listed including many that just went up today including boxed Jetfire and other G1 transformers, and a vintage boxes Macross Super Valkyrie.

    McFarlane Pre-Orders: McFarlane has just sent out their latest sales sheet for Spring 2005 and we have a bunch of great new pre-orders listed. None of them have any pictures yet, but the lineup sounds very cool. New Pre-Orders include: Spawn 27, Spawn Reborn 3, McFarlane's Dragons and Soldiers (two in-house lines that should be pretty neat) Conan 2, Alien vs. Predator 2, McFarlane Monsters 4 - Twisted Fairy Tales, and Deluxe Rock n Roll figures - Elvis and Slash.

    DC Direct- Teen Titans: The new Contemporary Teen Titans set of 4 has just arrived. This set of figures is priced at $47.99 and contains: Blackfire, Robin, Wonder Girl, and Deathstroke. Each figure comes with a Teen Titans logo base to stand the figure on.

    McFarlane NFL & Spawn: More NFL Series 9 figures have arrived and we have restocked all the normal figure including Jonathan Ogden. More chase figures have also arrived including Daunte Culpepper and Priest Holmes white jersey variants for $17.99 each. Spawn Reborn Series 2 has arrived - sets of 6 figures are available for $59.99 - this wave features repaints of some of the nicer figures from past waves.

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 24 September 2004 | 23:55 EDT
    Images Reloaded: Ten Figures Added!
    Hey Troops, we have updated our Images Section with figures #29-#37 from the Original Trilogy Collection. Some of these are probably due for a rehash but others were released not even 6 months ago. OTC figures are about to wrap up but the question remains, how many collectors were ticked off enough to quit? We also added photos of the Exclusive Battlefront Scout Trooper. Was a figure with the weapons glued to the hand and boot worth all this fuss? Let us know at We are dying to hear what some of you are thinking. Begin Today. Big thanks to Alliance Collectibles and Action-HQ for the figures.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 24 September 2004 | 23:46 EDT
    Sandtroopette Lisette Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Counter Intelligence“Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. I found the VOTC Fett, R2-D2, Lando, Chewbacca and Stormtrooper at the new Target in Brooklyn. The TRU in Times Square had the Anakin/Padme, Fett/Obi-Wan Galactic Heroes. Priced at 2 for $7, it wasn't a bad deal. That's all for now.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 24 September 2004 | 23:44 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
    24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“I'm back with another store report so here it goes:

    Wal-Mart (Gurnee, IL): “had Dagobah wave figs. Still no display or C-3PO/Vader carry cases.

    Target (Gurnee, IL): “had Bespin wave figs. They also had a VOTC Lando & a VOTC Vader. I picked up the Lando but left Vader because the card wasn't mint. Every time I see the VOTC ANH Luke or the VOTC ESB figs, the cards inside aren't mint. Anyone else notice this?

    Kmart (Zion, IL): “had the OTC Bespin wave figs & Galactic Heroes 2-packs.

    Target (Waukegan, IL): “had the OTC Dagobah wave figs & Unleashed Bossk wave.”

    Posted by: dustrho | 24 September 2004 | 23:08 EDT -- Asajj Ventress Maquette IN STOCK!
    Toyfellas now has the Star Wars Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Maquette, in stock, for only $69.99 (mint) and $64.99 (damaged box). This maquette stands at nine inches tall, is 1/9 scale, limited to only 2,500 pieces, and is made by Gentle Giant Studios. But sure to order yours today, because this won't last long!

    Posted by: Dan | 24 September 2004 | 21:17 EDT
    Trooper Sajfam with a Wausau WI report:
    Stopped at Target tonight, they had the OTC Bespin Wave and ROTJ Vintage wave. Picked up Boba (awesome), R2, Chewy and Stormtrooper. They also had vintage Darth and Lando. They also had unleased Bossk and Aayla Secura. K-mart has a bunch of boxes by the Star Wars pegs waiting to be unpacked. I noticed a box of Vintage figs and opened them up. It was TESB wave of Vader, Yoda, Lando and C-3PO. Also in the box were Luke, Leia and maybe a Ben. I left this box alone as I was able to score these figs last weekend in Southern WI. Good hunting.

    Great news, it looks like the new stuff is starting to hit our neck of the woods. Thanks for the report!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 23 September 2004 | 20:49 EDT
    This Week at Action-HQ: Galactic Heroes
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    Action-HQ bringing the Best to you FIRST with NEW Playskool Galactic Heroes Wave 2.5! More Galactic Heroes than you can wave a lightsaber at! All NEW 2-pack figures in stock: Anakin Skywalker & Padme, Jango Fett & Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett & Dengar, IG-88 & Zuckuss, and 4-LOM & Bossk! Transformers NEW Energon Basic & Deluxe Assts! Available are SlugSlinger, Command Ravage, DoomLock, DustStorm, SkyShadow, Sledge & TreadShot. Restock are Deluxe TowLine, Sharkticon, DownShift & HotShot Silver Version. Also McFarlane, Zoids, Microman, Aliens and MORE!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 23 September 2004 | 19:59 EDT
    Sandtrooper Habs 98 Reports: More Aftermath from the Blast!
    “Hey Troops! It was a nice surprise to see I received my Sandblast prize today. The figure is one I was hoping to get a hold of at Celebration III (if Carrie is there) but now I don't have to wait. Poster is cool too. Just want to add I think you guys are doing a great job here. I've traded with a few people and Rob (WedgeWannaBe) went out of his way a couple times for me. Nice to see him as a MOD. Anyway thanks again and I'm sure I will see all of you at Celebration III.”

    Thanks for the kind words and again the prizes were the least we could do for the fans helping us celebrate four great years! The posters were free at the Expo a couple weeks back, United We Find!

    Posted by: Darth Crypt | 23 September 2004 | 8:53 EDT
    Star Wars artist Dave Dorman in trouble!
    Hey troops! LONG time no post (from me that is)! I just got this news in from friends of Dave Dorman. As you may know he is probably one the best best Star Wars painters out there and a HUGE Star Wars fan. Anyway, his home was badly damaged from Hurricane Ivan, here is the story:

    "FLORIDA PANHANDLE? All of the light sabers on George Lucas? planet Tattoine couldn?t defend #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman from the devastation his home incurred from Hurricane Ivan this past Thursday. Luckily, Dorman, a longtime friend and supporter to illustrator colleagues worldwide, is getting by with a little help from his friends. Business partner Steve Smith has launched a philanthropic Web site, Dave Dorman relief where illustrators / donations can donate their works to help defray the costs of the extensive damage to Dorman?s Florida Panhandle home.

    At 2 a.m. on September 16, 2004 , a tornado clipped the roof of Dorman?s home, causing extensive water damage to the interior. Although Dorman?s art studio and oil paintings were not affected, the home is largely uninhabitable, and Dorman?s wife is eight-and-a-half months pregnant. ?I am humbled and overwhelmed by the kindnesses shown to me by my illustrator friends, many of whom I?ve never had the pleasure of meeting in person,? Dorman said. ?I hope to repay them someday, somehow.?

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 20:02 EDT

    100-plus Items on Sale: We are clearing out some excess on-hand inventory in preparation for the onslaught of great new products arriving in the next few months. We've cut prices from 5% to 35% on over 100 items - the new pricing will be available only until the end of September for many items. Items on sale include: A variety of Takara & Hasbro Transformers, Dragonball Z, Toy Biz - Lord of the Rings & Marvel, He-Man, McFarlane, G.I. Joe, Shrek, Duelmasters, Gundam, Microman, Soul of Chogokin, Sideshow & More!

    Transformers: Be sure to check the clearance menu for price reductions on a variety of Takara Transformers. The Takara 20th Prime has just been restocked - $104.99 each. More Robotmasters #12 Starscream have arrived along with Scourge Model Kits and a variety of recent Superlink releases including SC-21 Inferno Volt.

    Star Trek: The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1707-A 1/850 Scale kit is the fourth kit that Bandai has released in this extremely well designed model kit series. The kits are pre-painted with micro-lettering and great detail, and also come with an electronic light kit.

    Stikfas: The Stikfas 'Lite' packs have arrived (pre-orders will be processed shortly) The set includes a Black Ninja, Blue Ninja, each with a variety of stickers and weapons to create many different versions, and a white and light gray baseball player set also with many accessories. Figures are available in a set of 4 for $27.99 or as a Ninja set or Baseball set for $13.99 each.

    Gundam The popular HCM Pro 1/200 scale figures have been restocked including the RX-78, Zaku II, Guncannon, Rick Dom, and the all new #05 figure - RX-75 Guntank.

    McFarlane Music Figures, Evangelion, Living Dead Dolls, and much more!

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 18:59 EDT
    Sandtrooper Cpl. Mike Reports:
    “Hey troops, long time no post, sorry. I got the DVD set at Target in Munster, IN yesterday for $44.99. The Return of Darth Vader feature is cool, and I liked that just little green screen footage was shown to make me want more. I also checked out the toy dept. and not a thing in sight, all OTC repacks, maybe 10 figs, and sabers, same stuff from last time I checked, I thought for sure the pegs would be full for the DVD release, I?m totally behind on any newer figs, I did score the Vader TIE about a month ago, and I really dig it. Cal City Toys R Us is empty too; no Y-wing, and the DVDs are $49.99. Hope this helps you Indiana troops out. Semper FI!”

    First Rod, now the Corporal is back! Keep 'em coming in Troops. We've missed you guys!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 18:54 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedichirp Reports:
    “Jedichirp here from Indy. I think I beat Boba-Binks to the Greenwood Target today and made away with the treasure. I picked up OTC figs of Gen. Madine, Lando Skiff Guard, Lando General, Leia Slave, Han AT-ST, Gamorrean Guard, Bib Fortuna, and Hoth Vader #34. They wouldn?t match the TRU sale ad of 2 for $7 but I still handed over the cash. Good luck.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 18:52 EDT
    Sandtrooper Master Fett Reports: Watch out He's holding a...
    “Hey Troops, I'd like to say thank you to and Federation Toys. I got my thermal detonator today, it's really nice! It will make a fine addition to my collection! I will send pictures when I get my digital camera working again! Thanks again guys!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 18:49 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
    “Well Troops, Our stores didn't get any new figures for the DVD release of the Original Trilogy. I don't know what the deal is with our stores.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 18:39 EDT
    Sandtrooper Songwrtr Reports: Sandblast Aftermath!
    Like always Sandtroopers come through!“Hey, Troops! The Kenner photo arrived today from Cloud City. Cool shot of an X-Wing chasing a TIE fighter (which is about 1/2 in the photo) in the shadow of the first Death Star. Thanks so much for the great prize! As always, Sandtroopers comes through. This'll be a super addition to the Star Wars room once I start assembling it. Also, was happy to learn that the Wal-Mart DVD figure sets are available on their website. Sure, there's a roughly $8 shipping charge for the set of 3, but I figure I probably spent twice that on gas last night looking for them! Now if I could just track down those carrying cases.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 22 September 2004 | 0:47 EDT
    Sandtrooper Southern Cali-Rod Reports:
    “Made a big toy run today. Hit Wally World in Hemet at 7 a.m. as the first and only person in line for the trilogy DVD. Scored the DVD and all three exclusive figure 3-packs. Was able to use my CompUSA ad for the price match price of $39.99. Found the new Slave I at Target in Moreno Valley. Had the pick of the liter as all six were still on the shelf. Beware of shelf wear on this piece as it is going to be a toughy to find dent free with the window exposed on the top and bottom. Checked Costco in Moreno Valley, but no sign of the Tie Fighter/X-wing 2-pack. Did notice that the Wal-Mart in Moreno Valley had the Trilogy DVD for $39.94. That was $5.00 cheaper then the Wal-Mart 15 miles down the road in Hemet. Picked up my copy of Battlefront and my C-10 Scout Trooper. Played a little of the game. So far so good.”

    Long time no hear Rod! Glad to hear from you and even better you're still in the game. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 21 September 2004 | 23:58 EDT
    Repost: DVD Midnight Madness-Photos Added!
    It was quite an interesting night at the Best Buy store in downtown Chicago where over 500 people turned out to purchase the new Trilogy on DVD. A Best Buy employee told me that the line started forming at 3 pm yesterday! The Midwest Garrison was on hand to help with crowd control, making sure everyone would 'move along'. Local ABC News covered the event as well as Q101 Radio, which handed out some pretty nice prize packages. We have set up the photo gallery for those of you who couldn't make it out to the Windy City. Overall a pretty exciting atmosphere for the first night of the release of the DVD. Chicago was one of the six places in the country that was officially sponsored by Lucasfilm, and whether it was Battlefront or the Trilogy DVD's, it was quite evident there was no shortage of fans at the Midnight hour.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 21 September 2004 | 22:34 EDT
    Sandtrooper One Big K Reports: What it's all about...
    S.C.A.L.P. Demolition Expert, Columbus,OH“Would like to thank fellow Ohio Trooper BIGJP for hooking me up with not only a handstand Luke but the first Kmart cantina scene as well. I was able to help him, by trading VOTC Vader, Luke and Yoda. Together we can find all toys we want. Check out my wants and haves in the Forum - maybe we can help each other. Found all 3 Commemorative trilogy DVD collection figures at the Morse Rd Wal-Mart. None at the Lewis center store. No Falcon with figures at Sams club yet. Finding most of the OTC figures 1-28 on a regular basis at Mejier and Wal-Mart. Still not finding 29-38 or the VOTC Fett, C-3P0, R2-D2, Lando, Chewbacca and Stormtrooper.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 21 September 2004 | 20:03 EDT
    Sandtrooper Songwrtr Reports: More DVD News!
    “Just got back from a pre-DVD toy run to various points, mainly hoping to find the Wal-Mart 3 packs. No luck on those or the Vader or C3P0 carry cases at any of the three I stopped at (Painted Post, Big Flats, and Watkins Glen, NY). I spoke with someone at Watkins Glen who said that they haven't had the carry cases yet. Painted Post and Watkins Glen (which are both Super Wal-Mart?s) had the large Lego display out and each had a small number of early OTC and Saga figures, lightsabers, and the first three VOTCs. Big Flats (a regular sized store) had the Millennium Falcon/VOTC display out (all Leia/Han/Ben) and some Saga carded figures and lightsabers. I did catch the DVD display going out at Watkins Glen but they hadn't posted a price yet. Otherwise, Big Flats Sam's Club had a full display of the Millennium Falcon bonus packs. I think these are going to be tough to find in mint boxes, much like the Falcon itself. Every one that I looked at was dented, including the one I ended up picking (and I think I ended up with one of the worst ones in the place, but I walked in 5 minutes before closing so couldn't really spend much time). TRU in Big Flats had the Endor Ambush set and I also took advantage of the sale on the OTC vehicles to pick up one of each to open. They have the first batch of VOTC and a bunch of Saga, plus all sorts of odds and ends that I'm forgetting at the moment. Time to run . . . gotta make an early trip to Gamestop tomorrow to pick up the Battlefront Scout Trooper!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 21 September 2004 | 19:59 EDT
    Sandtrooper Southern Sith Reports:
    “Wal-Mart in Hermitage, Tn had the Exclusive 3packs. Only $9.96. They were brought out on the skid with the Trilogy Box Sets.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 21 September 2004 | 19:58 EDT
    Sandtrooper Scott J Reports:
    “Okay Sandtroopers, some prices found this morning for DVD Trilogy: Wal-Mart $42.87; Kmart $49.99, Target $48.99. I think by now others have heard of Comp USA for $39.99 w/coupon and of course $41.99 w/free shipping. I guess whatever works in your area will be best. Don't go to the ends of the Earth using gas, just enjoy. Also saw the commemorative Figure set at Wal-Mart ($9.87). That wraps it from SE lower Michigan.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 20 September 2004 | 19:06 EDT
    Sandtroper Sithryan Reports:
    The Pride of Boise, Idaho!“Well Troops- Tonight at midnight many stores will have the Trilogy available. FINALLY! Hastings Books and Music in many states is having a midnight sale with a free numbered Lithograph with purchase of the Trilogy. The best price will no doubt be Wal-Mart. A Wal-Mart manager told me today they would beat any advertised price by 5%. The lowest price I have seen thus far is Comp USA at $39.99. Take that ad to Wal-Mart, and at least get it matched, as Wal-Mart often does not have the same prices and specials from store to store. So hit Wal-Mart with an ad, and maybe you will get another 5% off.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 20 September 2004 | 19:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper Ian Brazee-Cannon Reports:
    “New One Shots At the Imperial Officers' Club. For some great humor that isn't afraid to go outside of the realm of Star Wars. The Imperial Officers Club is worth paying a visit to.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 20 September 2004 | 19:05 EDT
    S.N.A.G. Trooper Eric Reports:
    “S.N.A.G. trooper Eric here. Hey Troops, I have a few things up for grabs that I need to get rid of. They're not huge rarities but I'm giving them up for a good price. Hopefully someone could use them. 12-inch Han & Taun Taun, Lego Imperial Shuttle, Lego TIE fighter and Lego Landspeeder (all assembled with all figures). Let me know if you're interested. Thanks!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 20 September 2004 | 19:03 EDT
    Sandtrooper Steve Reports:
    “Just to let the troops in Tucson know that I stopped by the Cortaro Wal-Mart this morning and found all of the remainder of the OTC Figures (through Imperial trooper with scanning device) and all four Return of the Jedi VOTC figures. The Foothills Wal-Mart had the VOTC Lando and 3P0. Good hunting!”

    Posted by: dustrho | 20 September 2004 | 12:08 EDT Padme Amidala Maquette
    Padme Amidala MaquetteOn Friday subscribers to the newsletter received word that they'll be selling the upcoming Padme Amidala Maquette (seen in the Cartoon Networks's animated series "Clone Wars") in November 2004. Gentle Giant has announced they will only be making 1,000 pieces, but if the need arrives they reserve the right to make more of these. This piece stands at seven inches tall, is made of porcelain/resin, and will sell for $79.99. Be sure to place your pre-order for this today at

    Posted by: dustrho | 20 September 2004 | 11:56 EDT
    r2dtoys - New OTC Figures IN STOCK! has the newest OTC figures in stock now! They don`t have many since these are very early! Prices are for these OTC figures are still ?7 and ?8 for others! This hit takes the basic figure tally up to 37 so far!

    Gamorrean Guard (limit 1 per customer)
    Bib Fortuna (limit 1 per customer)
    Leia Slave
    Lando General
    Han AT-ST Driver
    Lando Skiff
    Vader Hoth
    Vader ROTJ
    General Madine

    PLUS Endor Ambush w/ Biker Scout and Speeder Bike ?20

    SNOWSPEEDER ?399 - pre order NOW and secure your awesome replica!
    The hot .45 Obi Wan Weathered UK exclusive is selling VERY fast so hurry!

    Lots of new items this week and more to follow next week, so visit to now!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 19 September 2004 | 21:34 EDT
    Chicagoland Entertainment Expo: Wrap up Interview with Jeremy Bulloch
    Put Commander Spice in the Cargo Hold!Wrapping up the last of our exclusive interviews from the Chicagoland Entertainment Expo, last but not least we have Jeremy Bulloch a.k.a. Boba Fett. See what the Galaxy?s most fearsome Bounty Hunter had to say about the past, present and uncertain future of the Star Wars Saga. Thanks again to Jeremy, as well as all the actors who granted us time to speak with them between signing autographs last weekend, it was a very enlightening experience for us.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 19 September 2004 | 20:19 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
    “Ann Arbor, MI: I found the Master Replicas Lighsabers today at a local Meijer for $88. Also, in regards to the Luke dressed in black in the Meijer add, if you look at the add closely, the Millennium Falcon's box is not the production box either.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 19 September 2004 | 20:17 EDT
    Sandtrooper Sithryan with a Request:
    The Pride of Boise, Idaho!“Troops! I need help. I am in need of 2 OTC Jawas. One for me, and one for my nephew. C-9 or better please! Can someone hook a trooper up for cost plus shipping? I'd be grateful. Thanks!”

    Posted by: Dan | 19 September 2004 | 20:13 EDT
    This Week at K&C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles has received more of the Mos Eisley Cantina 3-packs. Snowtrooper, Jawas, Luke ? up side down version and Greedo OTC are also back in-stock. Check out the pre-order section for original movie posters.

    3-Pack of Figures (Back In Stock):
    Mos Eisley Cantina ? Kitik Keed?kak, Wuher and Dr Evazan

    Vintage OTC Figures ( Back In Stock):
    Luke Skywalker
    Darth Vader

    OTC Figures ( Back In Stock):
    Snowtrooper #25
    Jawas #24
    Luke Skywalker #01 ? Up side down version
    Boba Fett #14
    Lobot #20
    Princess Leia ? Bespin #18
    Cloud Car Pilot #19
    Scout Trooper #11
    Obi-Wan Kenobi #15
    Wicket #17
    Stormtrooper #16
    Greedo #22

    5-Pack of Figures:
    Endor Ambush ? 5 figures ? Wicket, Logray, Rebel Trooper, Han Solo and Bike Scout on Speederbike

    Unleashed Figures:
    Clone Trooper - Red Commander
    Aayla Secura
    Tusken Raider

    New Gentle Giant Bust:
    Yoda ? Clone Wars

    Pre-Order by September 25th:
    Star Wars Revenge Snipe Original Poster
    Return of the Jedi 1985 re-release movie Poster
    Return of the Jedi Double-Sided Move Poster
    Star Wars Special Edition Style B Double Sided Movie Poster
    Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Movie Poster
    Clone Wars - Heroes and Villains Limited Edition Lithograph
    Han Solo Pre-Painted Kotobukiya model kit

    Clearance prices on all Power of the Force, Power of the Jedi, Episode 1 and Episode 2 merchandise.

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    Posted by: dustrho | 19 September 2004 | 19:16 EDT
    Newspaper Ads at Meijers & TRU
    Hey Troopers! I saw some interesting advertisements in the local Chicago Tribune paper today, and thought I would share these with all of our loyal Sandtrooper members & readers. Make sure you take a good look at one of the pictures from the Meijer's ads (you'll see what I'm talking about after you read the article I wrote up). To read more about this and to see pictures of these ads click here. If you have anything to say about these feel free to talk about them in our forums. Happy hunting and always remember... United We Find!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 18 September 2004 | 15:08 EDT
    When Star Wars Ruled the World: Today on VH1
    Make sure you Troopers check out When Star Wars Ruled the World today on VH1. I just got done watching the first showing and it will be on at 10 o'clock pm Eastern time tonight. This documentary features behind the scenes footage with many of the actors as well as footage from various fan films. I thought Star Wars still ruled the world but maybe it's just mine!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 18 September 2004 | 11:15 EDT
    Sandtrooper TK 1086 Reports: DVD Midnight Madness!
    “Hi. TK 1086 here. Not much to report in San Antonio. Me and the local 501st and other Star Wars fans will be at the Wal-Mart at Loop 410/Summit (Between Callaghan and Evers ST.) on Monday midnight Sep 20th trooping and waiting for the DVD's and Battlefront releases. Come out and see storm troopers, Darth Maul, Jedi and a whole lot more. Take care.”

    I'm planning to be in Chicago on North Ave. this Monday with the Midwest Garrision! Sounds like it's gonna be a good time!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 18 September 2004 | 0:43 EDT
    Sandtrooper Collector Gallery Kurt Reports:
    “Taking Pre-orders on the Master Replicas Snowspeeder replica ILM model with FREE SHIPPING, C-3P0 Dark Horse statue, IG-88 mini bust & Star Wars bust up asst #3 set of 6. Cantina scenes 3 pack scene 1, Galoob battle packs #1-#11, vintage Star Wars 8 track tape & Dixie cups in stock.”
    Click for more.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 18 September 2004 | 0:34 EDT
    Sandtrooper Matt Reports: Great Info from New Zealand!
    “I recently had my attention drawn to your Chicagoland Expo coverage by Gerald Home, which included a link to articles I wrote about him. I enjoyed your interview articles with all the guests. I have another little interesting news article for the Troopers as well. Kevin Burns is the award-winning film maker and biographer who took on the directorship of 'Empire of Dreams', and together with his dedicated team, bore the responsibility of producing the definitive Story of the Star Wars Trilogy. SWNZ was recently lucky enough to discuss this authoritative chronicle with Kevin: the following summarises that enlightening conversation.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 23:49 EDT
    Images Reloaded: VOTC Lando and C-3P0 added to Gallery!
    The ProfessorThe 2004 Images section has been updated with Vintage Style Lando Calrissian and C-3P0. Both figures are a compliment anybody's collection. These figures are really and example of what Hasbro should do next. Why not simply remake all of the Vintage figures in this style? I think it would be a great thing. It would also help the problem of having to buy stuff you already own! While I wasn't too impressed with the Professor, the old smoothie was done quite nicely this time around!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 20:03 EDT
    Sandtrooper Tessek Reports: YEAH the Real One!
    The Troops would never put you in a choke hold!“Excellent article - thanks very much. It was very nice to meet you and find out who is behind I think it's just great to see the extra effort the fans put into the hobby. I attached a picture for your amusement, taken earlier this year with the UK Garrison. All the best. See you on the circuit, Gerald.”

    Thanks for dropping us a line and we're glad you made it back to the UK safe! We'd love to hear from you again, and unlike other sites, WE'LL even post it! I am just one of a total team effort and I'd be nothing without the help of all my Troopers!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 19:48 EDT

    10% OFF 'INSTOCK' ORDERS OVER $75: We are running a 10% off sale on orders $75 or more of 'in-stock' items! Pre-Order items are not included in this sale, but every normal in-stock store item and every item on the vintage menus is eligible for the sale. Please see the sale details on this page. This is a good opportunity to save 10% on a huge variety of cool figures.

    New Unleashed: We've listed a pre-order for $49.99 for the set of Stormtrooper, Aurra Sing, and IG-88. Hasbro continues to release good looking figures for this series!

    New Energon Figures Arriving Soon: We have set up a short term pre-order for some new and popular older Energon figures including mega sized: Cliffjumper, Shockblast, the new Hound and Dreadwing figures and also a set of 5 new Deluxe figures including: Slugslinger, Sharkticon, Tow-Line, Energon Hot Shot and Downshift. These will all be arriving to us in about 10 days and pre-orders will be processed at the time orders are placed and shipped out in about 10 days.

    Incoming Takara Transformers: All these great items will be arriving to us in roughly 12 - 14 days and we'll be processing pre-orders shortly so everything is ready to begin shipping once they arrive:

    -Binaltech BT-08 Meister - Sets of Red and White Mazda RX-8 figures are available for $107.99 and single figures for $54.99
    -#16 Insecticons - Kickback, Shrapnel & Bombshell are available for $39.99 per set and come packaged in the Dreamwave collector box.
    --Smallest Transformers - The CVS 'Wave 2.5' set is finally going to arrive and includes the new Hot Rod figure along with favorites from wave 1 and 2
    -Superlink - A variety of new Superlink figures will be arriving including the awesome SC-26 Superion combiner set and probably also the SD-21 Bruticus set (we are waiting for final confirmation on the SD-21)

    Plus check out more great items featured on the Pre-order menu. Microman, Street Fighter, Stikfas and MORE!

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 19:37 EDT
    Sandtrooper Milwaukee Mike Reports:
    “I wanted to send out a thank you to Trooper Jeremy for hooking me up with some VOTC and OTC that I have been looking for. The Target in Waukesha, WI was full of OTC today (Snowtrooper, Jawa, R2D2, Leia, Solo, Tie Pilot). Get them while they last.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 19:35 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Dood Reports:
    Be good to each other.“Greetings from an overcast, but will be sunny in the afternoon SoCal! Had to drop by the K-Mart in West Covina to pick up a CC Pilot for a fellow Trooper and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw about 12 OTC Cantina packs on the shelf. I thought these things were hard to find? Anyhoo, they still had a bunch of the wave 2 Galactic Heroes on the pegs with few other OTC figs including Wicket, Leia, Obi and CC Pilot. I still have an extra OTC Vader and Stormie if anyone is interested, if not, they will be returned. That's all for now and remember to play nice with each other. Peace out!”

    Posted by: dustrho | 17 September 2004 | 11:53 EDT - Newsletter just received the OTC SLAVE 1 with BOBA FETT for ?25! Click here to order it!

    .45 OBI WAN KENOBI CLASSIC MINI LIGHTSABER (WEATHERED) for ?45. Please note that THIS IS LIMITED TO JUST 2000 PCS WORLDWIDE! We will start shipping the lightsaber on Wednesday, September 22nd. Make sure you secure your replica before they are gone for good, so don't forget to pre-order this! This is a QVC exclusive in the UK!

    ARRIVING TOMORROW (limited supply):
    OTC Gamorrean Guard ?8
    OTC Darth Vader Hoth ?8
    OTC Bib Fortuna ?8
    OTC Greedo ?7
    plus much more!

    Galactic Heroes, Wave 2 ?6 each
    Cantina Bar Pack with Blue Snaggletooth ?22
    Mexicon 2-pack with Luke & Yoda ?45
    Ambush on Endor 4-pack ?20
    plus much more!

    Head on over to now!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 17 September 2004 | 0:17 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys Newsletter #273

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    We have gotten some spectacular new items in for Star Wars this week. Besides the Cantina Scene 2 with Ponda Baba, Obi-Wan and Blue Snaggletooth, we received the latest wave of OTC Basic figures. The new wave includes Bib Fortuna, Darth Vader Hoth, Darth Vader ANH, Gamorrean Guard and General Madine all for $14.99. We also got the new Han Solo AT-ST Driver and Leia Slave for $11.99 and both Lando General and Lando Skiff Guard for $9.99. The long-awaited Clone Wars Yoda Maquette is also now in stock and can be yours for $59.99.

    Also NEW! We now have great Acrylic cases in stock to fit many of your valuable collectibles that never had protection before. The new line includes cases for the basic carded figures as well as for odd shaped figures like Meccano, Uzay and Glasslite figures. Besides carded figure cases, we now offer large cases that will fit vintage vehicles like the Millenium Falcon, Tatooine Skiff and Sandcrawler. This is just a few of what we have to offer, there are almost 40 different cases available in which you can protect and display your precious collection.

    Tons of other great SW items back in stock from the Clone Wars, Saga & OTC lines. Lots of featured Saga carded figures from ANH, ESB and ROTJ. Multifigure packs are back in, both the Jedi Council and Geonosian War Room. 4 featured Kotobukiya Kits on the newsletter this week, two in stock CW Animated Value Packs now only $19.99.

    Lots of great Vintage carded figures just in, some great C-9's and a few C-9+. ESB, Tri-Logo and ROTJ figures.

    We have received updates for shipment and delivery of the newest Master Replicas coming out. These include the Leia Blaster Standard and Signature editions, Stormtrooper Blaster, Rebel Blaster and Snowspeeder. If you haven't gotten your order in yet do so today, quantities are limited and going fast!

    Transformers re-released 5 Energon figures on new packaging, some of your favorites here including Rodimus, Hot Shot, Prowl, Demolisher and Snow Cat.

    Be sure to check out our NEW loose Joe vs. Cobra Section! We also received Valor vs. Venom 12-inch and Vehicles back in stock. Lots of great exclusives now in stock including 2003 exclusives and 2004 Urban Strike team. The entire set is available or get each figure separately.

    New in stock, a collection of loose C-9 Vintage Masters of the Universe figures including Snout Spout, Teela and Moss Man to name a few. Also NEW in stock! We now have great Acrylic cases to fit many of your valuable collectibles that never had protection before.

    Complete your collection with the original Simpsons Figures! Featured Mattel figures include Bartman, Maggie, Marge and Homer.

    Posted by: dustrho | 16 September 2004 | 23:49 EDT
    This Week at TOYFELLAS:
    We received McFarlane's Sportspicks NFL Series 9 and we have reduced our prices on all of our G.I. Joe Mini Bust. Stop by and get yours today! We will be expecting our latest Star Wars shipment in a few days.

    NFL Series 9 $10.99 EACH
    Chad Johnson White Jersey
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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 23:26 EDT
    Interviews from Chicagoland Expo Posted: Fun with Friends from Jabba's Palace!
    Hey Troops, we have more Exclusive Interviews from this past weekends Chicagoland Entertainment Expo. It was pure delight to sit down with Dalyn Chew (Lyn Me one of Jabba?s Dancers) as well as Gerald Home (Tessek/Squidhead). I found their experience filming Return of the Jedi quite entertaining. I have only one more interview from last weekend that I did with my childhood hero, Boba Fett! Mr. Bulloch had quite a bit to say about the past, present and future of the Star Wars Saga. Thanks again to Dalyn and Gerald for taking the time to sit down with me and share their stories with our readers.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 23:12 EDT
    Trooper Eric Reports: Feelin' Gouged!
    “Does anyone remember how much the Holiday Yoda was last year? Doesn't $17.99 seem a bit hefty for the 2004 Holiday Jawas from Entertainment Earth? Were the others this expensive in years past? Feeling Gouged, Eric.”

    Yes, I think the price is a few dollars more than the previous two sets. The others sold for $14 and some change I believe.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 21:29 EDT
    Area Report: Left for Dead, Comin' Right Back at 'Cha!
    Sandtrooper Commander: Darth Spice-I'm gonna drink a couple dozen beers, I go out and jam some gears!Hey Troops, I must say it?s been quite a while since my last area report but I haven?t had much time to hit up stores of late. The Target stores in my area have all been flooded with OTC figures and no surprise to find plenty of #7 Han Solo cluttering up the pegs. VOTC Lando and C-3P0 are starting to trickle in here and there and the OTC ships have been warming up the shelves a little bit too. I did pick up the handstand variant of Luke Dagobah and ran into the new Unleashed figures as well. The Tusken almost had me, but I was forced to wait a while on that. Work has kept me from seeing any of the Wal-Mart displays, and the scalping slime balls that live at the stores would be sure to damage what they could not have. I had a great time with fellow staffers and friends at the Expo this past weekend, I?d say I had a better time at this event vs. Wizard World Chicago. A better Star Wars group doing signings and at a smaller show these people were much more approachable to anyone. I?m looking forward to scoring the Figure cases for my sons 10th birthday coming up in a couple weeks. I remember jamming so many figures into the old Darth Vader case. You?d double and triple them up in the slots and there was never enough room. I dare the little guys to try to cram theirs into these latest incarnations of retro! I hope you Troopers are having better luck getting out than me, I can only pray for Winter at this point! Take names and have no mercy. United We Find!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 20:37 EDT
    Sandtroopette Lisette Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Counter Intelligence“Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. The TRU in Union Square had the new Unleashed figures: Tusken Raider, Bossk and Aayla. The new Target in Brooklyn still had the same VOTC figures I saw a couple of days ago: Han, Obi-Wan, Leia, Luke, Vader and Yoda. For those of you who collect the Justice League figures, this Target also had a couple of the Ultra-Humanite figures as well as Wonder Woman. That's all for now.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 18:10 EDT
    Sandblast Update:
    For those of you who were selected in the Sandblast Contest last month, if you have not received your prizes yet, many are still shipping. I have heard back from several of the Sponsors and many have shipped out this week. I would like to personally apologize for not being all over this, but I have been forced to spread myself a little thin lately. If you have a question or would like more info on the status of your prize feel free to email me. Thanks again for the patience Troops!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 16 September 2004 | 17:35 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dylan Reports: DVD's on Sale Early!
    “For all those in the Ventura Ca. area. The Kmart on Victoria has the DVD?s already on sale. They had both full and wide screen format for $49.99. Happy hunting.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 15 September 2004 | 19:34 EDT
    Sandtrooper Master Fett Reports:
    “Pacific NW coast report: Today I stopped by Fred Meijer and they finally got a shipment in. The pegs were full of OTC Chewbacca, Han, Leia, Luke Jedi, Vader, Biker Scout, Spirit Obi-Wan, Luke Dagobah, R2-D2 Dagobah, and Yoda Dagobah. Kmart has nothing new still hanging onto the cantina bar scenes, 12-inch Boba (gray) Fett, Luke, Stormtrooper, and ask Yoda. Kmart has a reorder point of 6 figs so we should get more in soon, Hope this helps out the locals.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 15 September 2004 | 19:33 EDT
    Sandtrooper Starfox Reports: No Gnewz IS Good Gnews!
    Bleeds Armor“No Gnews is good gnews is what Gary Gnew use to say, but that statement is wrong! Central Texas is dry, dry, dry! The only new info I have is that TRU in Killeen has a special area set up for Star Wars by the front door when you enter the store. They had this morning VOTC Vader, Yoda, Luke, Han, Ben & Leia in multiples. Also available were plenty of Millennium Falcons, X-Wings, TIE's, 12-inch Saga figs, Endor Ambush set and an old favorite, the talking Vader bank from '96(repackaged of course) but still a very cool item! Target has nothing but an few Unleashed Bossks & Tusken Raiders. Wal-Mart broke down there floor display and I did not get one of the side panels that was promised to me, I think it's in the light bulb now! (Don?t ask). KBToys has not received the Ephant Mon that everyone has been speaking about; we still have pegs full of over 50 Nute Gunrays choking out the pegs! And Kmart has not received anything in while and the pegs are bare except for a lone Gen Dodonna & a VOTC Solo. That's all from Central Texas, Starfox signing out...”

    Posted by: dustrho | 15 September 2004 | 11:53 EDT
    Hasbro Update: Holiday 2004 Edition (Jawas)
    Holiday JawasHasbro recently unveiled the newest holiday figures that will be shipping this December. The Holiday 2004 Edition figure set will include two Jawas (from the POTF days). The little windows on their heads are now green and red, instead of the yellow window that would normally be in its place. I already pre-ordered this through Entertainment Earth, so my holiday sets will become complete once again. Be sure to talk about this in our forums.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 15 September 2004 | 2:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
    “As some of you may know I work at a Target warehouse. There were boxes upon boxes of OTC DVD's that I was loading this morning at work. Oh yeah, they are a comin'.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 15 September 2004 | 1:17 EDT
    This Week at in once again bringing the Best to you FIRST with Cantina Aliens Scene 2, Exclusive Y-Wing, New OTC Figures & more!

    - Mos Eisley Cantina Aliens Scene 2 at $25.95!
    - Exclusive Y-Wing for $39.95!
    - OTC Han Solo #35, Princess Leia #33, Lando Calrissian #32 and #37, General Madine #36, Darth Vader #29 and #34, Snowtrooper #25, Bib Fortuna #31, Tusken Raider #23, Jawa 2-pack #24 and Gamorrean Guard #30 for $9.95 and up!

    Still Available:
    - Exclusive Battlefront Scout Trooper for $22.95! (limited supply left)
    - Silver Darth Vader at $24.95! (limited supply left)
    - Silver Clone Trooper at $17.95!

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    Posted by: dustrho | 14 September 2004 | 21:40 EDT -- Newsletter has the following items available NOW, so please hurry as they wil be shipped first-come first-served.

    Silver Darth Vader with FREE Star Case ?13
    Silver Sandtrooper with FREE Star Case ?15
    Silver bundle (both figures) ?25 with 2 FREE Star Cases
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    OTC 12" Set of 3 figures ?99 (Boba, Stormtrooper and Luke) - Also available individually from ?30.
    OTC Cantina Bar Alien 3-pack ?23 UNRELEASED!
    OTC Cinema Scene #1 and #2
    OTC Millennium Falcon ?49
    OTC Unleashed Bossk, Aayla Secura and Tusken Raider ?19 each
    OTC basic figures: Tusken Raider, Jawas and Snowtrooper + more
    Battlefront Biker Scout Trooper EXCLUSIVE & UNRELEASED figure (sticker version) ?17 (Star Case doesn`t fit, sorry!)
    Gentle Giant Bossk Bust ?39
    Gentle Giant YODA Bust Maquette ?32

    12" Boba Fett (Collector Series 1996 flap box) ?39
    Star Tours R5-D2, Starspeeder and plush Ewok

    Coming VERY soon are the Star Tours wave 4 figures, Ambush on Endor 4-pack, Sandcrawler, The Emperor starwars OTC special figure, + lots more..... VOTC basic figures are still in short supply but WILL come soon! So will Greedo (in fact, Greedo will be here this week).

    New series 3 ROTK and TTT will arrive in 3 weeks or less. The ROTK are very idea why we had so many empty promises, sorry about that! In the same shipment we will receive re-stocks of FOTR wave 3 also.

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 14 September 2004 | 21:22 EDT
    Sandtrooper Darth-Dallas Reports: Desperately seeking Darth Dallas
    Lean, mean, S.C.A.L.P. a#$ kickin' machine!“Well Troops, I have caught up to some degree. I love all this OTC stuff! The new Falcon must come home with me some day soon! I just went to Wal-Mart at Heron Bay and found IG88, Bossk, Luke Bespin. There were plenty more. I am about to visit to the fan site and catch-up there. I will be posting more now that I am back. I said my Boys (Dallas Cowboys) would be 12-4 so I guess that loss to the Vikings is one of four. I will be in Dallas the weekend of the 10th of October Troops to see them play the Giants. Any Dallas area Star wars fans out there? Especially if you?re a 5'4 blonde woman who is surgically enhanced! (Must be a Star Wars/Dallas fan)”

    Posted by: dustrho | 14 September 2004 | 21:09 EDT
    Sandtroper BigJP: Reporting In!
    "Hi everyone, there are a couple of the cantina scenes at my local Kmart (#1 with Wuher,etc..), and I would be happy to pick one up for someone. If you live in northeast Ohio send me an email and I'll tell you where they are. A big "Thank You" to Jason Meyers for picking up a great deal for me at Wizard World. You rock! Does anyone have an extra Star Tours R5-D4? Be cool."


    Posted by: Darth Spice | 14 September 2004 | 20:37 EDT

    Star Wars: Galactic Heroes wave 2 has just arrived and features 6 'playskool' style figures including Yoda, Clone Trooper, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, and Jango Fett. The 6-figure set is priced at $17.99 and we also have the wave 1 set of 8 figures available for $23.99.

    Master Replicas: Master Replica has announced 2 more high-end releases, the first is the 3/4th Studio Scale Rebel Snowspeeder which is about 16" in size and limited to only 1500 pieces. The Snowspeeder is priced at $589.99 and is the 2nd studio scale vehicle in the series (The first being the $1200 AT-AT - which has pre-sold out) From Alien vs. Predator ? they have created an awesome Alien/Predator Hybrid Chestburster, the statue is about 14 inches tall and is only $189.99

    Hasbro Alternators & Transformers: Our shipment of Alternators Dead End, Hound, and Silverstreak has just arrived! Pre-Orders will be processed shortly and they are available for $25.99, $24.99, and $22.99 respectively. Die Cast versions of all these are available from the Takara Binaltech line for $49.99 to $54.99 each. Energon Ultra Bulkhead and Landquake have been selling quite quickly, but we still have some left for only $29.99 each! A few more 12-inch Palisades Megatron Statues have also arrived.

    Yamato Japanese Batman Wave 2: Imported by Diamond Comics & DC ? this great series of Batman figures includes The Penguin, Batman, The Joker, and Poison Ivy. The figures are a bit more expensive than the standard releases due to the higher base price of Japanese toys, but these molds can't be found elsewhere and are very attractive - listed on the DC menu for $72.99 for the set of 4.

    McFarlane-Beatles, Alien, Predator: McFarlane's new Beatles ? Yellow Submarine set of 4 is now available for $39.99. The set features John, Paul, George & Ringo along with characters from the Yellow Submarine Movie. The 12-inch Alien and Predator figures are finally available, our initial shipment was taken up entirely by pre-orders. Each figure is $29.99 and comes with a base and attractive packaging.

    OTFCC: Convention Exclusive Energy Spears are back in stock on the main Transformers Menu - $39.99.

    Sideshow Comic-con Exclusives, Plan B Toys, Xevoz, and so much more!

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    Posted by: dustrho | 14 September 2004 | 15:47 EDT
    Sandtrooper ACPin: LEGO Wampa Cave
    LEGO Wampa CaveLuke regains consciousness inside the Wampa cave, only to discover that he's a prisoner of the beast. Fortunately, his lightsaber lies nearby and Luke draws upon the power of the Force to pull the weapon from the snow. When the Wampa attacks, Luke is prepared and mortally wounds the beast before fleeing out into the twilight...

    If you'd like to check out more of ACPin's creations, you may do so by clicking HERE.

    Posted by: dustrho | 14 September 2004 | 15:40 EDT OTO Holographic Emperorer Available to ALL!
    Image now has the OTC Holographic Emperor on sale for $10.99, for anyone who wants to purchase this. You don't have to be a HyperSpace member to acquire this anymore, so if you're a completist be sure to visit to the website and place your order today!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 13 September 2004 | 22:33 EDT
    Update from Expo: More Photos and Exclusive Interviews!
    Hey Troops, we have added more photos from the Chicagoland Entertainment Expo. I also have finished transcribing the interviews with Mike Edmonds (Logray the Ewok) and Felix Silla (Flying Ewok). I was long on questions and both of the gentlemen were very friendly with their answers. If you were around a convention with either appearing I?d highly recommend stopping by their tables for a chat. It was quite interesting to hear about their tales from Return of the Jedi. Stay tuned in this week for interviews with Dalyn Chew (Lyn Me-Jabba?s Dancer), Gerald Home (Tessek) and hopefully this weekend my extensive interview with Jeremy Bulloch and for those of you who don?t know who he is should just click away. We really had a great time and this event and did some expanded surveillance on this show for those of you who couldn?t make it out to the Chi-town area this past weekend. The show wrapped up yesterday and while the final tally wasn?t in just yet, I was told we made quite a difference for the Treasure Chest Foundation. I?m told between the Charity Breakfast and the sale of the Promo Cards that were limited to 500, we helped raise upwards of five thousand dollars for the children at Treasure Chest Foundation! Special thanks to all who came out and made contributions to such a worth cause. Another special thanks to all of the actors for signing the card free for the $5 donation to the Foundation. We will have scans of the card on the page tomorrow and I have a couple extra for anyone who would like. Please drop me a line if interested. It was a great weekend of ?Unity? and it was a great thing to be a part of and an honor to help out. Helping people is what this website was founded on, we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of our mission.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 13 September 2004 | 9:28 EDT
    Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Costal Defender“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. Finds for this past week. TRU has the new Endor exclusive and the 12-inch VOTC figs including the grey Boba. I have not seen a blue one here yet. K-mart has received the 2nd wave of galactic heros but I was only able to find 4 sets of Yoda/Trooper. At Target, I was able to score the latest Unleashed figs with Bossk, the basic OTC Snowtrooper, which I have not found previously, and the vintage Lando. Wal-mart in my area do not have the displays set up yet and it looks like they are taking inventory first. Hopefully they will have these displays up for the Sept. 21 DVD release. Happy Hunting to all.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 13 September 2004 | 9:25 EDT
    Sandtrooper Sithryan Reports:
    The Pride of Boise, Idaho!“Greetings Troops from the Northern rim territories! It seems that one of two things is happening. The first, the most likely, is that stores are not getting in much new product ANYWHERE... the second, and the one we should be hopeful about, is that maybe, just maybe, the stores are holding the new stock to make sure they are fully stocked for the DVD release coming to a galaxy near you in a little more than a week. Can you believe it? Also speaking of DVDS, there is an in depth review of the DVDs at It outlines the changes, and updates to the trilogy, as well as info on how to access some Easter eggs, like outtakes. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. The review is on the main page of the site. Good luck on the hunt! Also I have a C-9 or better POTJ Tie Bomber available for cost plus shipping. Cost was 28 bucks. Let me know!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 13 September 2004 | 9:22 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
    Are they still making these?“Hey all, I went to Wal-Mart this morning and they had 14, count them 14 VOTC Lukes. I have not seen that many at one Wal-Mart. This Wal-Mart also removed their store display. Haven?t seen the new one.”

    Posted by: dustrho | 12 September 2004 | 11:24 EDT
    Toys 'R Us: Take an Additional 50% Off Green Tag Items!
    Toys 'R Us is having an enormous sale in stores right now, where an additional 50% is taken off on all green tag merchandise storewide! Limited quantities available, and discounts will be taken at the register. Clearance items will be marked with green tags. While supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks. Sale selection may vary by store.

    There's also other great deals, where you can receive free shipping and up to 60% off on select items. Be sure to check the great deals now!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 September 2004 | 10:29 EDT
    Sandtrooper One Big K Reports:
    S.C.A.L.P. Demolition Expert, Columbus,OH“ Hey Troops, spotted the Master Replicas Darth Vader Lightsaber with the fixed blade that glows red at the mejier at Lewis center tonight price was $119.99. Lewis center Wal-Mart now has a lot of the VOTC Luke, Ben, Han and Obi-Wan as well as the figure cases of C-3P0 and Vader. Good luck to you guys out there, hope this helps someone in the Ohio area.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 September 2004 | 10:26 EDT
    Update from the Chicagoland Collectors Expo: Photo Galleries LIVE!
    Hey Troopers, Let me begin by thanking everyone who came out yesterday morning to the Ramada Plaza O'Hare for the Charity Breakfast. Paul and Dianne Maiellaro are great people and we really enjoyed being a co-sponsor for this event. Special thanks to Federation Toys for the wonderful prizes, including finding a Custom Carded Tonika Twin to complete giving every celeb their own figure. We would also like to thank Dean from DG Promotions for the idea of the breakfast itself. You can't get too much for $15 dollars these days and it was nice to help out the people at the Treasure Chest Foundation. Colleen Kisel delivered a great speech at the event and reminded us why we were all there. Collen said it was a great day for her foundation. I was also told we generated a decent amount of money for the charity. Big thanks to all the celebrities and the 501st Midwest Garrison for their help at the event. I hope to have the interviews with the other five Star Wars guests in the very near future!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 12 September 2004 | 10:10 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedi-Hawk Reports:
    Texas S.C.A.L.P. Border Patrol“Well troops...not much on the front here these days. My local Wal-Mart just put out the floor display this morning, but it was the same case assortments as the other Wal-Mart put out about a month ago. So nothing new there. My Target is pretty slow also. Actually everything is pretty slow right now. Anyway...just wanted to send in something since it had been a while. I need to see if any Troopers out there can help me out. I am in need of a Clone Wars Republic Command Gunship MIB. There was one still hanging around my TRU and wouldn't you know as soon as I decide to buy it.... it was gone the next day! Anyway...any one who could help me out that would be great. I can do trade or cost plus shipping. Drop me a line. Hunt'em down.”

    Posted by: Dan | 12 September 2004 | 10:05 EDT
    Update from K&C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles has received the new Yoda Maquette from Gentle Giant. In addition we have received more of the Vintage OTC figures and OTC figures.

    New Gentle Giant Bust:
    Yoda ? Clone Wars

    Vintage OTC Figures ( Back In Stock):
    Luke Skywalker
    Darth Vader
    Lando Calrissian

    OTC Figures ( Back In Stock):
    Luke Skywalker #01 ? Up side down version
    Boba Fett #14
    Lobot #20
    Princess Leia - Bespin #18
    Cloud Car Pilot #19
    Scout Trooper #11
    Obi-Wan Kenobi #15
    Wicket #17
    Stormtrooper #16
    Chewbacca #08
    Greedo #22

    5-Pack of Figures:
    Endor Ambush ? 5 figures ? Wicket, Logray, Rebel Trooper, Han Solo and Bike Scout on Speederbike

    Unleashed Figures:
    Clone Trooper - Red Commander
    Aayla Secura
    Tusken Raider

    Vintage 12-inch Trilogy Collection:
    Boba Fett? Gray version
    Luke Skywalker

    Figure with Glass:
    Luke Skywalker
    Anakin Skywalker

    Clearance prices on all Power of the Force, Power of the Jedi, Episode 1 and Episode 2 merchandise.

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    Posted by: dustrho | 11 September 2004 | 1:06 EDT
    Sandtrooper ACPin: Tribute to 9/11
    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!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 11 September 2004 | 0:53 EDT
    Chicagoland Entertainment Expo Update: Interviews Now Live
    The S.C.A.L.P. Crack Commando Team have put together transcripts from my meeting the other night. All three interviews are now live with Tim Dry (J'Quille), Christine Hewett (Tonika Twin) and Sean Crawford (Yakface) or Yakky as he likes to call himself. It was a pleasure to hear the perspective of someone who actually took part in the films, I think many of you will enjoy the first taste of our coverage from the Chicagoland Entertainment Expo this weekend. Who were Tik and Tok? How did Hasbro offend the bubble-pipe smoking Tonika Twin? These were some of my questions, check out some of the answers. Stay tuned later today for a report from the Charity Breakfast and the Expo as well.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 11 September 2004 | 0:19 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dom Deep in the Woods of Wisconsin Reports:
    Anyone have a 12-inch Plo Koon?“Howdy Troops, Just a quick note to tell you that I spotted the Endor ambush pack at the local TRU in East Central Whiskey. It's retro packed and as lame as the other 4-packs (Skirmish at Carkoon and Jedi Knights) since all the figs are re-packs. I thought it wasn't supposed to be out till September 15. What up widdat? Jedi Dom out.”

    Posted by: dustrho | 10 September 2004 | 22:20 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dead Man Inc.: Reporting In!
    Original Trilogy DVD"I went by the local Sun Coast video store, and saw the Star Wars poster for the up coming DVD set. I thought I was seeing things, so I went to Wal-Mart, and looked at their Star Wars DVD poster, and I saw the same interesting design (intentional flaw?). Han Solo has long hair! If you look at the designs on the DVD sets, Han Solo has long hair draped along his left shoulder."

    Posted by: dustrho | 10 September 2004 | 22:13 EDT
    Sandtrooper RJP: Costume Needed!
    "Help! I need a Child Darth Vader Accessory Set from 97 or so for my son's costume. Can Any fellow troopers help a sister out here?"

    Posted by: dustrho | 10 September 2004 | 22:09 EDT
    Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C: A Dark Time for This Republic
    "Tomorrow remembers the dark time for this Republic. We should remember those who were lost on 9/11. Take care."

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 21:49 EDT
    Update from Cloud City: New OTC Figures!
    Cloud City now has IN STOCK and SHIPPING the 9 new OTC figures including Bib Fortuna, Han AT-ST, Lando General, Lando Skiff, Slave Leia, Darth Vader Hoth, Darth Vader A New Hope, and General Madine. Visit Cloud City to order these figures. Plus check out the Original Trilogy Collection items at deeply discounted Sale Prices!

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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 21:43 EDT
    Sandtrooper SoCal Dude Reports:
    Be good to each other.“Greetings from a blistering HOT and SUNNY SoCal! Stopped by the K-Mart in West Covina off I-10 and found 4 pegs full of the Series 2 Galactic Warriors as well as the new 12-inch OTC figs sans the Boba Fett of course. They also had 4-5 pegs of OTC figs including Stormie, Boba Fett, R2, the Ewok, Cloud Car Pilot, Leia and Ben. I have an extra OTC Fett and Stormie, both MONMC, for trade or sell. Looking for an OTC Vader and Handstand Luke both MOMC if any one has these. Also had a chance to stop by the Baldwin Park Wal-Mart. Pretty empty except for and OTC Leia, and OTC Luke (standing-up version) and a single VOTC Han. That's it for now and remember to be good to each other! Peace, OUT!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 1:17 EDT
    Update: Chicagoland Expo
    For those of you around the Chi-town area, make sure to check out the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo today. Many guests will be on hand and I was lucky enough to get interviews with Tim Dry, Sean Crawford and Christine Hewitt Thursday evening that should be live later tonight. This is their first appearance in the United States; it was a great time to interview each of them on the past, present and future of the Star Wars Saga. We hope to see the many that will be at the Charity Breakfast on Saturday morning. I also have confirmed Mike Edmonds will be appearing at this event.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 1:06 EDT

    Star Wars: Vintage OTC 12-inch Boba Fett, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker are all in stock for $33.99 to $35.99. We have restocked a variety of Unleashed figures from Wave 7 to Wave 10 in small quantities after completing an inventory count. More OTC basic figures have arrived and we've cut prices on many of them to $4.99 or $5.99 - so a great time to pick up a variety of cool OTC figures at a low price!

    Transformers: Desert Hound & MORE: The latest exclusive re-paint figure has arrived and is available for $49.99! Desert Hound is a Decepticon and is a tan repaint of re-issue Hound - both the figure and the weapons are painted as though they have sand & dirt in the cracks and recessed areas so it has a real world dirty look to it. This will likely be the only shipment of these we will receive and these exclusives always go quickly. Other Transformer items in stock are the Japanese Beast Wars D-25 Cyber-Wolfang, Clampdown and Deepcover repaints, Hard Hero Rhinox Statue.

    Lord of the Rings: Another shipment of the Fellowship Wave 3 assortment has arrived to us. Sets of 5 figures including: Moria Orc Archer, 111th Birthday Celebration Bilbo, Gil-Galad, Elrond of Rivendell and King Elendil is available for $39.99. Elrond and King Elendil are also available singly for $7.99. We have restocked in small quantities a variety of other LotR items after completing an inventory count in our warehouse.

    Sideshow: Terminatrix Head: The awesome 1:1 scale Terminatrix chromed Skull with flashing blue electronic lights is now available for $449.99 - which is $50 below the MSRP! Also in stock from Sideshow is the Boris Karloff Mummy figure and General Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Brotherhood of Arms line - $36.99 each.

    Imported Kubricks-Marvel Series 3: The latest wave of Marvel Kubricks from Medicom includes Carnage, Spiderman Black Costume, Magneto, Human Torch, Juggernaut, Jean Grey and Daredevil. They are available in boxes of 24, which will guarantee you the full set with duplicates. I'm not sure if there is any chase figures in this wave, but all our boxes are sealed/unsearched so you have a 1 in 4 chance of receiving possible chase cases - if you buy 4 boxes we will send you a sealed master case to guarantee any possible chase figures.

    Also this week: McFarlane, Palisades, Import Gundam Models and Action Figures, and much, MUCH more!
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    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 0:48 EDT
    This Just in from Brian's Toys - Newsletter # 272

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    We just had a large collection of AFA graded items come in stock. Many OTC figures have been graded but other graded items include POTJ, Vintage, GIJOE and MOTU.

    We received some Uncirculated Original Trilogy items including a U85 Millennium Falcon, U90 & U85 Galactic Heroes, U85 & U90 Classic 3 ?-inch items and a U90 Mos Eisley Cantina Scene. We also have 5 Vintage 12-Backs AFA 80 to AFA 85 currently in stock from Chewbacca to a Tusken Raider.

    We are featuring our in-stock Master Replica items that are quickly becoming hard-to-find. Currently in stock we have an Obi-Wan ANH Clean Version Saber, a Yoda Saber, a Han Solo Blaster and some other goodies. If you are missing a piece or two from your collection be sure to check our website, we are constantly getting new items in stock.

    Lots of Loose POTF2 Action Fleet just arrived, some rarities included like the loose E-wing complete for $149.99 and the loose TIE Defender for $89.99.

    We are also featuring some of the Vintage Vinyl cases in stock. We have some real gems in right now, two C-9 MISP cases that would make a great addition to any collection. We also have a couple ESB cases that are in great condition with decals unapplied. Also featured are a couple of great boxed vehicles just in, a Landspeeder MISB and a C8.5 Sandcrawler.

    New in stock by DC Direct, the new The Dark Knight Returns figures including Batman, Joker, Robin and Superman all for $16.99 each.

    We also received some AFA graded GIJOE figures inlcuding Valor vs. Venom 3-packs w/ Comic Book. We have all 3 sets in a variety of conditions. Be sure to check out our website for the various conditions but one mint item I have to mention is the 3-pack Baroness, Cobra Commander & Cobra Trooper AFA 95! We also have the G.I. Joe 40th Anniversary Wave 4 Sets and Wave 5 Sets back in stock. All sets priced at $149.99

    Lots of Vintage MOTU in stock this week. A few graded figures and about 20 carded figures including rare figures such as King Randor, Mosquitor, Buzz-Saw Hordak and more.

    Simpsons series 4 is now back in stock. The set or individual carded figures are available.

    Be sure to check out all these great items and more on our weekly newsletter page and our website.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 0:22 EDT
    Yet Another Sandtrooper Eric Reports:
    “For those who don't feel like paying more by all the other websites that try to charge $15.00+ for VOTC... VOTC Yoda and Darth Vader at Amazon for 9.99. Thought you'd like to know.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 10 September 2004 | 0:19 EDT
    S.N.A.G. Trooper Eric Reports:
    “S.N.A.G. trooper Eric here. Hey troops, anyone out there need a 12-inch VOTC Boba Fett with blue suit? The box is open but in great condition. Free shipping! I found the gray version and prefer it. I don't need both. Thanks guys!”

    Posted by: dustrho | 9 September 2004 | 15:05 EDT
    DVD Menu Maker Extraordinaire... Van Ling
    DVD Menu Maker Extraordinaire... Van LingSeveral tasks are at hand when making a new DVD, and designing the menus for the upcoming Original Trilogy DVD set was no easy task. Van Ling, who produced the menus in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones DVD sets, was hired to do the same line of work for the Original Trilogy set. To Ling it was "a much greater challenge on the original trilogy than the prequels," because "you have to do a lot of archeology."

    Read more about his involvement in the DVD menu-making process here.

    Posted by: dustrho | 9 September 2004 | 14:41 EDT
    Unleashed Figures, Wave 4
    Unleashed, Wave 4Well, this isn't exactly breaking news or anything, but Hasbro had recently announced the 4th wave of Unleashed figures, and these new figures include Aurra Sing, IG-88 and a Stormtrooper. Granted, most of us have known that these figures were coming down the pipe, but to be honest with you I'm not as excited about this wave of Unleashed figures as I thought I would be.

    Don't get me wrong, Aurra Sing looks great in her Unleashed pose, but we only saw her for a few seconds in The Phantom Menace. Is she worthy of making a presence so soon in the Unleashed lineup? I'm not so sure about that. Now on to IG-88. The detail that was done for him is superb, and he looks like he's about to take on the entire Galaxy all by himself. His pose, however, could have been improved, so that he doesn't look like he's falling backwards. And why would Hasbro make an Unleashed Stormtrooper? I love Stormtroopers and any other soldier who is loyal to the Empire, but there's not much you can do to make a Stormtrooper look like he's "Unleashed." Nonetheless, I am looking forward to adding these figures to my Unleashed collection.

    Read more about the announcement made by Hasbro here, and be sure to talk about these new Unleashed figures in our forums.

    Posted by: dustrho | 9 September 2004 | 8:44 EDT -- Battlefront Scout Trooper & Yoda Maquette IN STOCK! now has two of the hottest Star Wars collectibles IN STOCK! First up is the highly anticipated Lucasarts Battlefront Scout Trooper figure, which is on sale for ?18, and comes with a Star Case to protect it from becoming damaged. Next up is the Gentle Giant Yoda Maquette, which is on sale for ?39. Head on over to now to place your order!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 9 September 2004 | 7:32 EDT
    Sandtrooper Collector Gallery Kurt Reports:
    “We are taking pre-orders on the Boba Fett Koto model & Star Wars Unleashed figures wave 12 set of 3. Also pre-order the Animated Animations Darth Vader, Boba Fett & Yoda limited edition fine art canvas & paper prints. Chewbacca Illusive Concepts maquette & galactic heroes wave 1 in stock.”
    and more.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 8 September 2004 | 18:53 EDT
    Sandtrooper Master Fett Reports:
    West Coast Finds: Today I scored a VOTC Yoda and Vader at Wal-Mart. When I left there was one Yoda, three Vaders. At Fred Meyer they just got the Unleashed figs in Leia, Aayla, and Obi-Wan. I picked up a Leia and passed on the Aayla because I didn't like the pose, thought it should have been more of a kick but instead of graceful looking. Kmart had a case of OTC basic Lobot, Stormtrooper, Leia and Han. Hope this helps out collectors in the area.”

    Posted by: dustrho | 8 September 2004 | 9:59 EDT
    Sandtrooper ACPin Reports: Scenes from Hoth
    Sandtrooper ACPin has done it again, with his incredible imagination in the world of LEGO, by creating scenes on Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back. ACPin has mentioned this is the first series of ESB mini-scenes done for the LEGO Build The Story.




    If you'd like to check out more of ACPin's creations, you may do so by clicking HERE.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 7 September 2004 | 19:30 EDT

    Star Wars Pre-Orders: We'll be carrying Sideshow's new 1/4 Scale Star Wars line - an exciting new license for Sideshow that will be bring us a bunch of detailed high end figures. The first figure up for pre-order is the 1/4 Scale Luke Skywalker. MSRP is $250 - we have listed the pre-order at $229.99! Darth Vader and Han Solo will be added as soon as Sideshow announces the final pricing. Unleashed Wave 12 pre-orders have been listed - another re-issue wave with Darth Vader, Mace Windu and Count Dooku is available for $49.99. Another new pre-order is the Post OTC basic wave 1 set of 5 - we have pictures of 4 of the 5 figures including the Wookie Senator figure.

    Takara #15 Stepper & BT-07 Smokescreen GT: A vintage Stepper figure can run as high as $1000 on ebay - here is your chance to pick up the re-issue of an extremely rare figure for only $33.99! Stepper is a black Porsche repaint of Jazz with a Targetmaster (Nebulon) and gold-chromed weapons. The BT-07 Smokescreen GT is an updated version of the BT-01 with hood and roof air inductors and other new features. The racing car markings have changed to the #1 and #2 versions with new driver names and sponsor logos - including Corona Beer!

    New Takara Binaltech Honda S-2000 & Alternators: We've listed the new Takara Honda S-2000 Binaltech (presumably BT-11) figure for $54.99 ? the picture is a prototype, but should be similar to the final version. Hasbro Alternators Grimlock Mustang and Swindle Jeep have also been listed for $24.99 each. Pre-Orders for Hound, Dead End, Tracks, and Mazda RX-8 are all available. The Takara BT-08 Mazda RX-8 set of 2 has been re-opened so you can now order both the red and white figures for $107.99 total!

    Robotmasters & Superlink: Takara's Robotmaster #11 Beast Convoy and #12 G1 Starscream figures have just arrived - these are some of the best figures of the line so far and we have limited stock of each. A variety of Superlink figures have been restocked: SC-01 Optimus Prime, SC-17 Wing Saber, SD-14 Laserwave (which is the same as the US Shockblast), Overdrive, Wheeljack, Magma Dinobot and more are back in stock.

    Vintage Department: The vintage department continues to work through an immense Transformers collection we recently purchased. A variety of Japanese G1, JBW, Beast Wars, G2, G1, variants and other transformers have been added to the vintage menu. Many more will be added next week as well.

    Other Items in Stock:

    - E-Hobby Clamp Down and Deep Cover exclusives - $119.99 per set
    - E-Hobby Black Hot Rod and Clear Hot Rod Exclusives - available singly!
    - Books: Transmanual TF resource books
    - God Ginrai Re-Issue - only $49.99 - originally it was over $100

    New Pre-Orders: 1/4 Scale Marvel Logan and Green Goblin figures from Sideshow ? The Green Goblin figure looks fantastic and our prices are $20 below MSRP

    - XEVOZ: Wave 4 Basic set of 3 is available for pre-order and also a pre-order for new Deluxe and 2-pack figures.

    - Price Cut on the Gothmog on Worg Sideshow Statue to $279.99! (Pre-orders already placed will be adjusted to the new price)

    - Energon: Omega Sentinel pre-order for $59.99 - this is a nifty repaint of the Omega Supreme figure - coming in November/December

    - enter below -

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 6 September 2004 | 23:21 EDT
    Midwest Collectors Expo Update: Eh Yousa will NOT be there!
    Hey Troops, I just received word that Steve Speirs will not be appearing at the Midwest Collectors Entertainment Expo this week. Mike Edmonds who played Logray the Ewok has replaced Mr. Speirs. We are saddened that Steve has to cancel but are quite pleased about Mike being able to come in last minute and take his place. I will try to confirm if Mike will attend the Charity Breakfast Saturday, Sept. 11th.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 6 September 2004 | 23:11 EDT
    Force of the Bay: No Sellouts Required...the Kid Gloves are Off
    I find a great way to relax on Labor Day is to enjoy the miles of listings that infest ebay. For any Star Wars collector any trip can be a trip to the candy store. The fact anybody can write hard to find in a listing is flat out ridiculous. I have found thousands of some of the earliest exclusives. The prices vary but they are usually in an affordable range. There are the things that have taken a few licks, but for the most part are a decent buy. For those of you looking to suit up, I have found a pair of devastating weapons for those of us who like to get dirty! While I have yet to be ripped off maybe we can help out a guy who did, and reap the rewards of his misfortune. There are modern rarities that are quite plentiful as Sandtrooper Jetfire showed me this week. However, I like to stick to the vintage era. It must be the kid that lives deep inside each and every one of us. So no matter if it?s a vintage production sample, a complete planet killer, or simply a nice spread. It is all within your reach on the bay. Make sure you check the sellers other items on the Y-Wing, very impressive. From the tiniest parts that you think you?ll never re-acquire to perhaps some of the most high dollar pieces in the hobby. You?ll find it all and then some. neither endorses or authenticates any of the items featured here. Good luck to you great Troopers on your searches. Kick A$% and take names!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 6 September 2004 | 20:40 EDT
    This week from A-HQ: Silver Vader, Jedicon Exclusive, Battlefront Scout Trooper and more!
    visit Action-HQ below
    Action-HQ bringing the Best to you FIRST with 2004 Jedicon Germany Exclusive & Silver Darth Vader!

    -2004 Jedicon Germany Exclusive for $55.95! Get this limited 2,500 pcs of this 2-pack Clone Trooper & Super Battle Droid in from the dubbed Holocron Adventures. Comes with many weapons & accessories. Available at the 2004 Jedicon convention in Dusseldorf, Germany only or at AHQ!

    -Silver Darth Vader for $15.95! Get this unreleased exclusive Toys R Us 3.5-inch Silver Darth Vader months ahead at AHQ! Don't take the chance of being left out.

    Update 9/7: We just got word that we will also have a limited amount in stock today/tomorrow of the Silver Clone Trooper at $16.95. Remember to check out our recently released items such as Battlefront Scout Trooper and coming in this week are new Jedi Forces, Galactic Heroes, OTC & lots more!

    Posted by: dustrho | 5 September 2004 | 20:17 EDT -- BOSSK BUST IN STOCK! now has the Gentle Giant Bossk bust in stock, for the low price of $39.99! This bust stands at 6" and is fully painted. Be sure to order yours today!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 4 September 2004 | 20:52 EDT
    Update from Brians Toys:
    This Just in from Brian's Toys - Newsletter # 271

    - click above to enter -
    For the week of Sep. 5 - 12.

    Special Offers on Brand New Items:

    Silver Darth Vader (2nd Version) ONLY $19.99 with a purchase of over $50 of other merchandise at regular price (standard price $29.99)

    Battlefront Scout Trooper ONLY $19.99 with a purchase of over $50 of other merchandise at regular price (standard price $29.99)

    (You are allowed to purchase either or both items with an order of $50 of merchandise at regular price. Limit of 1 of each per customer at $19.99.)

    We have got some great new items in stock this week and lots of awesome items back in stock! Mace Windu's F/X saber has arrived and is simply amazing! If you thought the Darth Vader F/X saber was
    neat, you will love this! Mace's saber has the same light up effect as the Vader saber but this is purple! Simply a must have for any Master Replica collector, only $119.99. Also in stock, 2 great Action Fleet prototypes. Fully mock-ed up with packaging and all, Zam Wessell's Speeder and a Homing Spider Droid, both priced at $499.99.

    Some great featured Star Wars items include the OTC Basic Boba Fett, Darth, Luke Jedi, Luke X-wing, and many more have prices severely reduced, see below:

    Biker Scout $14.99
    Boba Fett $14.99
    Bossk $9.99
    C-3PO $5.99
    Chewbacca $7.99
    Cloud Car Pilot $9.99
    Darth Vader $14.99
    Greedo $14.99
    Han Solo $4.99
    IG-88 $9.99
    Jawas $9.99
    Leia ANH $14.99
    Mexican Luke and Yoda C-9 $79.99, C-7/8 $59.99

    Galactic Heroes
    Anakin and Padme $7.99
    Obi-Wan and Jango Fett $7.99
    Yoda and Clone Trooper $7.99

    Also, Clone Wars animated series Asajj and Durge, EP1 Pit Droids, POTJ Mon Calamari Officer & TIE Interceptor as well as POTF2 Electronic Star Destroyer are all also featured this week. Highlighted vintage this week include all in stock AFA graded 12-backs, six in stock now including the rare AFA 85 vinyl cape Jawa.

    Some of the latest Super Hero items now in stock. DC's latest C3 Construction Batman items are now instock. Currently 4 different sets available. Six new Teen Titan figures now in, including Beast Boy, Cyborg, Robin along with their super-deformed likenesses as well! Marvel Legend Silver Surfer is a newsletter special, this week only get this figure for only $9.99!

    Prices just reduced throughout the carded GIJOE: A Real American Hero series 1982 - 1986. These prices are not temporary but these items won't be in stock for long at these prices. Be sure to check out what's in stock today.

    Three new high condition MOTU vintage figures in stock. The tough-to-find Mosquitor, Blast-Attak and Dragstor just arrived. ComicCon Exclusive She-Ra Princess of Power is still in stock for only $79.99.

    This week's featured Transformers include some Generation 1 boxed and loose from Cyclonus to Trypticon! Also featured is the Master Piece Optimus Prime.

    Lots of loose Simpson's now in stock. Almost every figure from Series 1 to Series 8 is now in stock! Here is your chance to finish out your collection, don't miss it. Lots of loose playsets are also available. Be sure to check it out!

    Leia Bespin $7.99
    Lobot $5.99
    Luke Bespin $9.99
    Luke Jedi $4.99
    Luke X-Wing $4.99
    Obi-Wan Kenobi $7.99
    Obi-Wan Spirit $9.99
    R2-D2 $4.99
    R2-D2 Dagobah $4.99
    Stormtrooper $9.99
    TIE Pilot $9.99
    Tusken Raider $9.99
    Wicket $9.99
    Yoda Dagobah $6.99

    Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business!

    Posted by: dustrho | 4 September 2004 | 19:09 EDT
    Kane County Flea Market
    Today was the first weekend of the month, and that meant the Kane County Fairgrounds (in Illinois) was hosting it's monthly flea market. My wife and I decided to head out over there to see if there would be anything to get for ourselves, so we saddled up the Dewback and made our way out to St. Charles. Once we got there we realized the place was bumpin' and thumpin' with all sorts of activity. Unfortunately after walking around for a couple hours, we ended up buying only one small thing which wasn't even Star Wars related. It turned out to be a total bust, but we had gotten some good sun and exercise since we walked around for so long. Hopefully we'll have better luck next month when the Toy Show comes to town.

    Posted by: Dan | 4 September 2004 | 11:02 EDT
    This week at K&C Collectibles:
    K & C Collectibles is offering FREE UPS ground shipping to all customers who order $60 or more this Labor Day Holiday weekend. Free shipping starts Friday 6:00am September 3rd through 6:00pm Monday September 6th. Your shipping address must be within the continental U.S.A. ONLY! Free Shipping not available on pre-order items.

    New OTC Figures:
    Luke Skywalker #01 ?Up side down version
    Greedo #22
    Jawas #24 -very limited stock
    Snowtrooper #25 -very limited stock
    Tusken Raider #23 - very limited stock

    New 5-Pack of Figures:
    Endor Ambush ? 5 figures ? Wicket, Logray, Rebel Trooper, Han Solo and Bike Scout on Speederbike
    New Unleashed Figures:
    Clone Trooper - Red Commander
    Aayla Secura
    Tusken Raider

    Vintage Trilogy Collection 3 Packs:
    Scene 1 - Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda and Ki-Adi Mundi
    Scene 2 - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon and Eeth Koth

    New Figure with Glass Collection:
    Luke Skywalker
    Anakin Skywalker
    Darth Maul
    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Vintage 12-inch Trilogy Collection:
    Boba Fett? Gray version
    Luke Skywalker

    click to enter

    Posted by: dustrho | 2 September 2004 | 23:14 EDT
    OTC Holographic Emperor -- Available for Pre-Order at
    OTC Holographic is now taking pre-orders on the exclusive OTC Holographic Emperor figure. The only way you can get your hands on this exciting figure is to order it through the website. Be sure to head on over there to order yourself one, and feel free to talk about this figure over in the forums.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 2 September 2004 | 23:09 EDT
    Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Stormtrooper & Wicket, I know Just where We'll Stick It!
    Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with figures #16 & #17 from the OTC collection. What is wrong with another Stormtrooper? Why do we only get one Ewok? While they finally did something right, it took them nearly ten figures to produce something that may have some slight worth. There are worse things they could stick you with, oh wait they already did! This is how it felt when they switched from Green Card Hologram to Freeze Frame. When will it end? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the OTC collection. Until then enter if you dare!

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 2 September 2004 | 23:01 EDT
    Sandtrooper One Big K: Trooper Needs Assistance
    S.C.A.L.P. Demolition Expert, Columbus,OH“Hope a fellow Trooper can help me out. I am looking for the following items: Kmart cantina scene exclusive and handstand Luke. Have some extra OTC figures and other stuff for trade - check out my list in the Forum under Onebigk?s wants and needs.”

    Posted by: dustrho | 2 September 2004 | 22:33 EDT -- NEW ITEMS IN STOCK! has several new items in stock, and all items below are ready to ship.

    Cable $9.99
    Deadpool $15.99
    Juggernaut $9.99
    Punisher $8.99
    Wolverine $8.99

    Spiderman vs. The Sinister Six Gift Pack $39.99

    Gentle Giants Studios Bossk Mini Bust

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 2 September 2004 | 20:34 EDT
    Sandtroopette Lisette Reports: From the Heart of NYC!
    S.C.A.L.P. Counter Intelligence“Hi Troopers: Lisette from NYC reporting. The same figures I reported a few days ago are still available at the Brooklyn Target. The J'Quille wave was at the Union Square TRU. I was fortunate to find the exclusive cantina scene at the E. 8th St. Kmart. It was a good thing I didn't listen to the Kmart employee who informed me last week that it would be a couple of weeks before they got the cantina scene again. Well that's all for now.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 2 September 2004 | 20:32 EDT
    Sandtrooper General J Reports: Breakin' Rocks and Scalpers' Noses at the Quarry
    “Hi Troops, here's a quick report from just west of Chicago. Target in the Quarry Shopping Center in Countryside (LaGrange), IL has gotten two of the more common cases of OTC over the past week with Lukes aplenty, but I did manage to snag another 'Kids in the Hall' Stormtrooper, and TMNT Utroms (Krang). This same store also has kept up stock on the twelve-inch OTCs, including Bobas and Stormies. Wal-Mart in the same plaza has loaded both barrels with 5 to 7 of each Unleashed Bossik (sic), Aayla and 'roid-ragin' Tusken, and three cases of VOTC including Vader, Yoda, and, echoing Jedimaster-C's comments, a lot of Lukes. Back up north, Toys 'R Us in Gurnee also got the Yoda wave of figures and continues to carry Jedi Council Scenes (1 and 2). Still waiting for the other shoe to drop as far as seeing display POPs set up whether at Wal-Marts or elsewhere. Fight the good fight Troops!”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 2 September 2004 | 20:27 EDT
    This week at Action-HQ: Exclusive Battlefront Scout Trooper is once again bringing the Best to you FIRST with the Exclusive Battlefront Scout Trooper! Exclusive limited figure from LucasArts Star Wars Battlefront video game is now available Monday, Sept. 6th at AHQ! If you haven't preordered the game by then your chances of getting this figure are slim. But don't fret as now you can have this exclusive figure with his large blaster rifle just like in the game! Why wait till it is released on Sept 20th and take your chances at stores when you can reserve yours now for $21.95? Limited supply so hurry! Please note that this figure was only commissioned for the US release and is limited. Also get yours first by preordering now arriving next week around September 10th. Galactic Heroes at $9.95 and up! 5 NEW Styles! Playskool Jedi Force Darth Vader, R2-D2 & C-3P0, Chewbacca & Luke Skywalker. Articulated 3.5-7" tall w/accessories. Set of 4 for $59.95 or $14.95 each! Exclusive Sandcrawler w/3 Figures at $69.95! Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 for $26.95! NEW OTC Figures starting at $9.95 each!

    visit Action-HQ below

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 1 September 2004 | 19:13 EDT

    Energon: We've received several new Powerlinx Battles Energon Deluxe figures. These will sell out very quickly and we have re-orders in with Hasbro already so I apologize if you miss the figures you are looking for - new arrivals include: Sharkticon, Slugslinger, Energon Hot Shot repaint, Downshift, Tow-Line, Demolisher and also Megatron in the new powerlinx packaging.

    Alternators & Universe: Alternators Silverstreak is back in stock for $24.99 and the new Universe Ultra - Soundwave and Space Case has arrived. We expect all our Hound & Dead End alternators to arrive in about 10 days or so and we'll also be listing new alternator pre-orders for the Mustang Grimlock and yellow Jeep repaint later this week!

    Stikfas & Xevoz: All three of the Deluxe Stikfas: Omega Knight, Beta Dragon, Alpha Male & Motorcycle are back in stock along with the K-9 Police and Mechana Segmented figure. We've received more of the latest wave of Xevoz figures including Storm Wing, Tomb Wraith, Quick Slinger, Shield Breaker and more!

    Energon Bulkhead & Landquake: We have a huge shipment of these two figures arriving in about a week - pre-orders are available for the set of two figures and they will also be available individually once they arrive to us!

    Vintage Department: The vintage department has listed a large amount of loose and MIP figures from Beast Wars, Armada, Energon, Beast Machines and more. A big batch of sealed G2 figures has also been listed and they will continue to list a large variety of transformers including many with hard to find packaging variations.

    G.I. Joe: Valor VS Venom Wave 1 - Back in Stock

    Spawn/24: Set OF 6 - Back in Stock

    Arriving in the next 5 days:
    - BT-07 Takara Binaltech Smokescreen
    - Desert Hound Exclusive Repaint
    - #15 Stepper Re-Issue
    - FIX 0021 Gundam

    - enter below -

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 1 September 2004 | 19:01 EDT
    Sandtrooper Robert Reports: For Sale!
    “Ok, folks the time has come to part with the bulk of my remaining collection. While I have sold most of all my carded/boxed items in the last year, I now need to sell (for space and financial reasons) the rest of my loose items. I will be selling them by diorama, so email me for details if anyone is interested. Help me find these figures/vehicles a good home! Here's a list of what I'm getting rid of.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 1 September 2004 | 18:51 EDT
    Sandtrooper Dead Man Inc. Reports:
    “Did a toy run today and finally bumped into VOTC in Southeastern Massachusetts. However, they are the same standard six: VOTC Vader, Yoda, Luke, Han, Ben, and Princess. Unfortunately, there were no other Empire Strikes Back figures.

    On another note, Toys R Us had some other cool figures:
    "Ask Me Yoda" - He looks very cool! Basic - OTCs #1-#10 Characters, Unleashed - Princess Leia and Yoda, I can't remember what they are called, but they had these small cartoonish type of Star Wars figures. VOTC - Tie Fighter, Vader's Saber, Vader's Tie Fighter, and Millennium. 12-inch figures include: Stormtrooper, Boba... Nothing very new!

    Target: Glass sets (Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker)
    VOTC - Ben and Han
    OTC - Luke, Han, R2-D2

    Ebay: VOTC on ebay include: Han, Ben, Yoda, Vader, Princess, and Luke... But they are all costly. If you can buy them from or an affiliate of that would be the best bet. On ebay, there is an individual who is pre-selling his Star Wars VOTC shipments, but it is too good to be true. He or she has promised a few people that certain figures will be in his store by late August. Since the figures he promised have not come into his shop, his deals are all turning into negative feedback. Try to stay away from Ebay presales of VOTCs, for they are getting expensive. Take advantage of's affiliates, for I got a good deal from one of their advertised shops. Don't get Ebay fooled, shop with knowledge.

    Collectors Note: Comic Books; If you are into Vintage comic books, not Star Wars, but old style comic books, Toys R Us is selling a collector's set of 1960s-1980s comic books. They come in a set of five, and they look somewhat authentic. They cost about $5.00 a set, but they have the original comic code logo, and they have some age to them. They are a must Take a look! You will walk by them if you are not looking for them. They sit on an end case. Reminder: September 21, 2004 is coming very soon; so don't forget to reserve your copy of the Star Wars DVD set.”

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 1 September 2004 | 18:42 EDT
    Sandtrooper Collector Gallery Kurt Reports:
    “Vintage Droids lightsaber sealed C-10 box, Vintage action figure display loose, OTC 12-inch figures, Galactic Heroes wave 1 set of 8, Obi-Wan Kenobi mini bust, Applause Darth Vader light-up statuette & Luke bacta tank in stock.”
    and more.

    Posted by: dustrho | 1 September 2004 | 11:01 EDT
    Jedi Council Scene Packs 3 & 4 -- Coming this Fall!
    Hasbro has announced that the Jedi Council Scene Packs 3 & 4 will be available this Fall, and will be an exclusive item to Toys 'R Us. Scene Pack #3 will contain Adi Gallia, Anakin Skywalker and Saesee Tiin, while Scene Pack #4 will contain Staas Ali, Agen Kolar and Shaak Ti. Read more about this here.

    Posted by: Darth Spice | 1 September 2004 | 10:31 EDT
    Situation Normal, We're fine, How are you?
    Hey Troopers,sorry for the glitch. We had technical issues with our server yesterday. We will have updates in a few hours.