September 2007

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 September 2007 | 19:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Mel Reports:
Just time to Grow!The theme of Star Wars birthday parties may not be as popular as Transformers right now, but can you really get any cooler than a Stormtrooper cake? Attached is a photo of my son Vincente's bday cake if you'd like to share it with your readers. My high school classmate Arlene created the cake that tasted even better than the photo looked. The cake caption reads: "Happy 5th Birthday Vincente Use The Fork". We really enjoyed the Star Wars theme and this is just another example of how this Saga will never die. Click the thumbnail for larger image.

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Happy Birthday Vincente from the Staff at Sandtroopers.com!


Posted by: Jimsjedi | 30 September 2007 | 19:15 EDT
Checklists Reloaded:

The Sandtroopers Checklists have been updated once again. This time around you will see that the Saga Legends 2008 and the 1st wave of the 2008 TAC figures have been added. Other updates include the new wave of Collectible Tins as well as the Super Hoth Battle Pack due out exclusively from Target later this year. As always, I can't do this alone. Please send me any updates we may be missing or any questions at all you may have. United We Find.


Posted by: dustrho | 30 September 2007 | 15:07 EDT
Toys 'R Us Sales Ad
Toys 'R Us Sales AdSundays always mean there will be those retail ads in your local newspaper, and for two weeks in a row Toys 'R Us has had Star Wars items in their ad. This week the only item on sale are the Galactic Heroes multipacks for $19.99 ($5 off). The ad is dominated by non-sales items which include the following: TIE Interceptor, Y-Wing Fighter, and four LEGO sets. I'd love to see that Republic Cruiser go on sale, but I'll be holding off as it's almost $100. If you buy anything Star Wars related that surpasses $15, you'll receive an exclusive 30th anniversary Galactic Forces Character Fact Wheel (a Jabba-sized $3.99 value). Check out their ad here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2007 | 22:27 EDT
New Images of Wave 7:
7th Heaven?Hey Troopers, our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has just received several new photos of carded and loose shots from Wave 7! While most of us are still tracking down waves 4, 5 and have never seen 6, take a look at what is going to be hitting shelves in the near future. For more check out the page that has been put together with the photos of the five figures. Make sure to drop by our forums and sound off your thoughts on what's in your area.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2007 | 21:39 EDT

T.A.C. Waves 5 & 6: A variety of single figures are now available for Waves 6 and a few are left from the extremely popular wave 5. Check out the remaining items here and be sure to reserve waves 7, 8, and 9 in advance.

Gentle Giant: We've a very limited supply of the Jabba the Hutt statue and have just received the latest new release from Gentle Giant - Dengar is in stock at $44.99 and stands over 8" tall. Turn your pile of loot on and wait for the next arrival!

R.A.H. Boba Fett: Another beauty from Medicom, the RAH Fett figure will be here in a few days and is priced at $169.99. As hot as Boba Fett has ever been - this might be the best version ever! Take advantage as we expect a rapid sellout of this spectacular item.

Superman VS. Doomsday: Another cool new set from DC Direct, this set includes Superman, Doomsday, Solar Suit Superman, Lex Luthor & Robot 2-Pack. These are a bit smaller than normal figures and the price is also at $29.99 for the set.

Transformers Soundwave: Packed in the Classics style packaging, Soundwave is back in stock for $44.99 and he includes Ravage and Lazerbeak as well. Who could forget the most popular tape deck from the late 80's?

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2007 | 21:32 EDT
The Force Among Us: Episode 6
The Force Among Us - LIVE continues tomorrow (Sunday Sept 30th) with their 6th episode: Collecting In the Force Among Us. The show will take a deeper and mind provoking look at collecting Star Wars memorabilia. Why do we collect? What do we collect? What items would you take to the grave? The community around collecting, Horror stories and collecting dreams that came true, and more. TFAU would like to here from all collectors : Autograph collectors, vintage collectors, Art Collectors, Completest, etc.... so be sure to take time out of your store runs this Sunday and join the show! The show starts at 1:00 pm (EST). You can also down load all 5 past episodes of TFAU LIVE! Be sure to check out our website for all detailed info.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2007 | 21:32 EDT
Update from ACPin:
Felucia Clone Forces!Felucia Clone Forces: Like her fellow Jedi, Secura became a general during the Clone Wars, leading clone trooper infantry on numerous campaigns in the epic conflict. During the Outer Rim Sieges, she was stationed on the colorful world of Felucia, trudging through the overgrown underbrush of the Commerce Guild planet with the valiant Star Corps clone troopers under her command. Click the thumbnails to enter.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2007 | 23:56 EDT
2008 Wave 1 revealed at EntertainmentEarth.com:
EntertainmentEarth.com has revealed the first wave of 2008 tonight. Now you talk about starting off the year with a bang. We can only look forward to the future of Star Wars collecting when they go all out like this!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2007 | 21:16 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe have received our latest round of questions direct from Hasbro's high command. While we only had two questions answered this week we did get some in-depth feedback regarding the Cantina bar. Take cover and head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say. We also received a round for the Jawa.com which is still under going reconstruction. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Login and leave your question in the forums. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2007 | 21:15 EDT
Update from Hasbro: The Results are IN!
Saga LedgendsHasbro has updated us with the results for the next figures that will be made Saga Legends. We hope Hasbro to utilize the Q & A sites again in the future for input as we truly enjoyed taking part. For the most part Troopers were the most popular but for the entire run down you can read more details in our forums. We thank Hasbro for allowing all Q & A websites to participate this time around!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2007 | 21:03 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
We have a HUGE selection of new arrivals this week. Take a DEEP BREATH and check out these awesome new arrivals! First and foremost, we are exceptionally pleased to announce we received a collection of hard-to-find Star Wars Gentle Giant items. Here are just a few highlights:

New Mini-busts:
Boba Fett
Emperor Palpatine
Sandtrooper Squad Leader
Sandtrooper Sergeant
Biker Scout
Darth Vader Exclusive Anakin Reveal
Gamorrean Guard
Han Solo
Han Solo Stormtrooper
Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper
Leia as Boussh
Lando in Disguise
Chewbacca
Salacious Crumb
New Statues & Maquettes:
Darth Vader
Boba Fett
Chewbacca
C-3PO


Animated Asajj
Animated Yoda
Animated Grievous
Animated Barriss & Luminara
Animated Boba Fett
Animated ARC Trooper Captain





Posted by: dustrho | 28 September 2007 | 20:25 EDT
Yoda's Coming and R2-D2's Going
Yoda as a StampIt was announced back at Celebration IV that Yoda wouldn't become one with the Force, but instead would become one with the mail. The United States Post Office had originally scheduled to have Yoda released in stamp format sometime in September, but it's now been delayed to be released in October. On another note, the R2-D2 mailboxes that you've seen on street corners and in front of grocery stores will be taken down starting on October 25th. So if you haven't had your photo taken in front of one yet, you better jump on that pretty quick. Read the full press release of this on the USPS website.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2007 | 19:46 EDT
Dewback Preview: M.S.I. - Where Star Wars meets Imagination
Prepare for Invasion!Hey Troopers lock and load and aim your Dewbacks in the direction of the Windy City as the Museum of Science and Industry will host the exhibit Star Wars: Where Science meets imagination. The opening date is next week October 5th and it will run until January 6th 2008. We could never forget some of the previous missions at M.S.I. and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the Midwest Garrison of the 501st Legion invade this awesome exhibit. For more information including ticket purchase visit their page for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2007 | 22:11 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #430

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Here is the rundown of all the great new products at Brian's Toys. 30th Anniversary Wave 6 is now in stock and we are currently filling all pre-orders. We've also received the General Grievous Concept figure, Sideshow 12" Medicom Boba Fett and Dejarik Holochess Set, Gentle Giant Max Rebo Band Statue and Dengar Mini-Bust. Now we are currently taking pre-orders on the Life-Size Princess Leia Animated statue from Gentle Giant. Get on over to our site and check out all the Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and He-Man collectibles!


Posted by: Julian | 27 September 2007 | 22:10 EDT
From Kurt S. Adler's Showroom: Another Bite of the Big Apple
On my recent trip to The Big Apple, I was able to pay a visit to Kurt S. Adler's showroom in Manhattan. Nothing like being able to walk again through those familiar places and transport myself back 15 years, saying hello to some of the folks I worked with while I was part of this leading company. My tour through their new location, right in front of the Empire State building, gave me the opportunity to admire their ever-growing and fabulous collection of Xmas ornaments, most important those related to Star Wars.

Here are two joyful offerings from Kurt S. Adler's unique Fabriche TM line for this year. You'll be able to bring home a well-known bounty hunter as he guards his most precious Christmas delivery and holds up, not the usual blaster but a candy cane in his arms instead. Take a close look also at a couple of small, scavenging creatures with glowing eyes having a blast while sorting out through some Christmas presents. These are already starting to show up at some retailers, and they will be widely available this coming Holiday Season. Enjoy!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2007 | 1:53 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
This week we've added the new Star Wars chubbies & new titanium ships. We've also purchased a very large collection and the new vintage items added include: Rebel Transport, French Turret & Probot playset, Yoda playdoh, Boba & Leia sealed underoos, Empire Burger King mugs, Empire collectors cases, Palitoy PDT-8, Metal Box Co. montage tin bank, R2-D2 & Vader Wilton cake decorating kits & more in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales and the most unique inventory in the entire galaxy!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 September 2007 | 22:03 EDT
Update from Disney Star Tours:
Due to server problems, at this time we cannot be reached at our old familiar address. But in the meantime we have set up a sister domain, called Endor Express.net. To help celebrate the temporary re-launch, Disney Merchandising has provided us with several news items and pictures! Check out our Official Photos of Disney/Star Wars crossover action figures and Disney/Star Wars Mr. Potato Heads. Please note that these publicity images were taken prior to minor changes in the production run of the toys. In other news, we even have pictures of Harrison Ford riding Splash Mountain with his family! So hop on the nearest starspeeder to Endor and make the jump with the Endor Express.net!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 September 2007 | 21:39 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Trade Federation Double Feature!
Wookiee clean-up crew!Our Sandwatch Guides are updated tonight with a double feature of Trade Federation terror. One of the smaller vehicles from Revenge of the Sith that will be re-released in the near future is the AT-RT. This smaller version reminds us all of the AT-ST but did you like the wind-up walking feature? For more, click each of the thumbnails to enter the guides.

Rehash madness!Our second update is a deluxe figure that has seen the life of the pegs not once, twice but yes three times! Would you Troopers believe they still haven't made enough of these to go around? The Trade Federation Spider Droid seems to be a hot seller no matter how many times they put it in a different wrapper. Don't you think these should have been featured as a two-pack? Thanks again to Sandtrooper Boba Binks for this massive update. United We Find!



Posted by: Odiewan | 26 September 2007 | 15:38 EDT
Motorized Lego At-At Video
Lego Motorized AT-ATThe guys at Gizmodo.com have a video of a motorized Lego AT-AT walking across the table. See the video here. This set comes with 4 Lego figures an AT-AT Pilot, General Veers, Snowtrooper and Luke Skywalker. The AT-AT walks and the head moves up and down while in motion. The cockpit also opens up just like the Hasbro version. Here is a link directly to Lego's site if you would like to order one of these motorized sets for $129.99.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 September 2007 | 23:42 EDT
Force of the Bay: The way It Was
There have been many horror stories written about Ebay, but with Force of the Bay I try to focus on the positive. For me the bay brings me back to that warm, safe place. When I was a kid, I would eat, drink and dream Star Wars so it was nice to have things to focus on as I woke up with the visions fresh in my mind. For many it is a place where things stay frozen in time. The ability to turn back the clock nearly thirty years is amazing, in fact you'll find people can dig up almost any old fossil. The fresh smell of plastic, every thing shiny and new, just as you remember it. Just watch out for those who have fallen into the black abyss. The thing to keep in mind there is danger, with many people who have no scruples, so bid with caution. Have no fear as you can find the tools you need to take down the most feared bounty hunter! The thing to keep in mind is know when to ride off into the sunset. Remember Sandtroopers.com neither endorses nor supports any of the items featured here. Good luck to you Troopers in your searches, Kick A@$ and take names!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 September 2007 | 22:18 EDT
Update from LucasArtsStore.com: Lego Complete Saga for Pre-Order!
If any of you are looking to itch that trigger finger, LucasArtsStore.com has added Star Wars Best of the PC to their inventory. Who wouldn't want the best of Star Wars games in one complete package? There are also pre-order for the Star Wars Lego Complete Saga which is shipping this November! You can also check out the latest Star Wars Fathead Wall Graphics for those Troopers who still have such a thing as wall space. For more visit LucasArts Store.com today.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 September 2007 | 22:56 EDT
Update from ACME Archives: Durge now on Sale!
Got the urge for Durge?We were a week off as our friends at ACME Archives have launched the sale of the latest character key today (not early last week as previously reported). With the past success of this line, you can expect the edition size of 1000 to sell out soon. For more information and to place your order check out their website before it's too late!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 September 2007 | 0:01 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Knows a good Back-Shot when he sees it!
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateOur Gentle Giant Busts guide has been reloaded with the latest addition, Commander Bacara. Find out what all the hype was a couple weeks back at the Baltimore Comic-Con as Sandtrooper Boba Binks has added the fifth of the Clone Commander Exclusives. Thank you to our sponsor Andrew's Toyz for their help with this guide.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2007 | 23:45 EDT

Life-Sized Animated Leia: This huge new release from GG is priced at $799.99 and stands over 5 feet tall! If you loved the regular sized version of the animated Leia, and you have all kinds of display space, this might be a great item for you.

T.A.C. Waves 5 & 6: We have a relatively small amount of inventory left on both these waves - Arriving around Wednesday. Pre-order now before it's too late! We expect to sell out before they hit our warehouse.

Gentle Giant: Jabba the Hut and Jabba's Palace Band statues are now in stock for $249.99 and $164.99 respectively. Check out the latest variation of the most notorious inter-galactic gangster in the Star Wars universe.

Han Solo Elite Edition: The normal price of this item is $649.99, but we are passing on some savings to you at the reduced price of $399.99. Take a look at this Master Replicas beauty, don't say we didn't warn you!

Vintage Transformers: Lots of hard to find reissue and exclusive Takara items have just been listed as well Beast Wars and Botcon items. These generally go fast so if the list looks bare someone else snapped them up first.

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Posted by: Julian | 23 September 2007 | 20:56 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Baltimore Comic-Con 2007
Back from my East Coast vacation I'm finally able to transmit this report back to Sandtrooper HQ. 2007 marked Baltimore Comic Con's 8th successful year. Considered by many to be its best rendition yet, the event saw a 50% increase in attendance compared to last year's. Held at the beautiful Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore and having a well-deserved reputation for being a comic book convention that is actually about comic books, BCC also drove a lot of Star Wars fans this year as the last stop in Gentle Giant's "Rock Tour" where Bacara, the last of the Clone Commanders exclusives busts was offered.

Read all about it. Find out what went wrong with the handling of the exclusive and see the many pictures of the event. It's all happening here. Enjoy!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2007 | 16:07 EDT
Update from Hasbro: New Commemorative Tins Coming Soon!
Got Tin?Hey Troopers, our S.C.A.L.P. Intel has stumbled across several new photos of the latest round of commemorative tins from Hasbro. We’ll now get another chance to score a new set (with rehash figures) from Return of the Jedi, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. For more check out the page that has been put together with the photos of all three sets. Make sure to drop by our forums and sound off your thoughts on the commemorative tins.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2007 | 14:52 EDT
Update from K & C Collectibles:
This week at K & C Collectibles we are offering a discount to our pre-order of the exclusive Mynock Hunt Chewbacca mini bust this week and save $5.00 off. For our entire newsletter please browse the forum.

New T.A.C. Wave 5:
Wave 5 - Set of 10 - SAVE over $11.00
Concept McQuarrie - Darth Vader #28
Hermi Odle #29
C-3PO & Crumb #30
Roron Corobb #31
Yoda & Kybuck #32
Anakin Skywalker #33
Darth Revan #34
Darth Malak #35
Pre-Cyborg Grievous #35
Concept McQuarrie - Starkiller Hero #37
Restock Classic Items:
501st Stormtrooper - 2006 exclusive
Holographic Leia - 2005 exclusive
Tattoine Skiff with Luke Skywalker
General Grievous - Demise of Grievous
Death Star Briefing - 7 figures
Evolutions - Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper
Figrin D'an and the Modal NodesFigure


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Posted by: dustrho | 23 September 2007 | 14:00 EDT
Sales at Target and Toys 'R Us
Death Star TrooperWas going through the Sunday newspaper ads this morning, and noticed a couple of sales on some Star Wars toys. Target has assorted vehicles on sale for $17 each and 10% off other selected items. It doesn't specify in the ad exactly which vehicles are on sale, but seeing as there's a picture of Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter I'm thinking it's more in the $25 range. The other sale worth mentioning was the buy two Star Wars figures get the third one free at Toys 'R Us. Now that sounds like a really good deal to me, especially since the pegs in my area are flooded with some really good army builders (e.g. Galactic Marine, Death Star Trooper, Clone Trooper, Stormtrooper, etc). If you know of any other sales on Star Wars toys at retail stores, send us an email to news@sandtroopers.com. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2007 | 13:08 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #429

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Brian's Toys is now taking pre-orders for the new line of Star Wars Vehicles coming in 2008. Place your pre-orders for the amazing AT-AP Republic Walker and the General Grievous Starfighter. For all of our One of Each Figure Club members, expect your Wave 5 to ship in the next week, and your wave 6 to ship by mid-October! New this week include Disney Star Tours figures, featuring a fusion of your favorite Disney and Star Wars characters. Also new and in-stock, Gentle Giant Jabba the Hutt Statue, Luke Skywalker (ANH) F/X Saber, and AFA graded Rodimus Prime Alternator. Stop by our website for more collectibles from Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and more!


Posted by: Josh | 22 September 2007 | 22:27 EDT
Dark Horse Comics For December
Read All About It!In December Dark Horse has some action packed comics coming our way! We find out how the Skywalker's are doing just a few months after the events of A New Hope during Rebellion #11. Star Wars Legacy #19 is not skimping out on the action either as Cade Skywalker reaches a bridge that could destroy the Skywalker legacy. Make sure you check out Star Wars.Com to get the rest of the info and what else Dark Horse has in store for the Star Wars Universe.



Posted by: dustrho | 22 September 2007 | 13:52 EDT
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers! Sandtrooper dustrho here, and I wanted to share with you the rare victory I experienced this morning while running some errands with my son. We stopped at the Target in Oswego, and of course the only thing that looked interested were the six Star Wars children laptops sitting on the shelf. I wouldn't be pay $20 for those, but seeing as how my son seemed to like it a lot I'd buy one once they go on clearance. We then hit up the new Wal-Mart just down the road, and can you say jackpot!? I was lucky to have picked up the following figures there: Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars), C-3PO & Salacious Crumb, Hermi Odle (it's so big & heavy that it's attached crooked to the card), Roron Corobb (slight card damage), Sandtrooper, and lastly Yoda & Kybuck (talk about great detail on both figures!). These all look really good and I was lucky to have found them, as they were the only ones there. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 September 2007 | 21:44 EDT
Lord Chabelo Reports: Gentle First Steps with Giant Leaps
It's hard to believe it has been a year since we first went online but on September 22, 2007, Gentle Giant Collectors.com will be a year old. Our slogan for this anniversary is ONE Company, ONE Community, ONE Passion. We never though we would grow so much in only a year's time. Thinking back just one year ago we had about 50 members and just under 1000 posts on our message board, we now have over 4,000 members and over 148,000 posts and we are now your first stop for collectors of everything Gentle Giant. We have also built up a massive Image Guide of nearly every single item Gentle Giant Ltd has produced and we add to it weekly. We have also started an automated Most Wanted List and expanded our registry to include more of what collectors wanted. GGC keeps moving forward with new and exciting projects as well.

So what are we going to do to celebrate this milestone you ask? GGC is going to give away a ton of cool stuff to you! With the help of our great sponsors, staff, moderators and Gentle Giant Ltd. we have a great lineup of stuff to giveaway. Click here to see our special One Year Anniversary Page and some of the great items we will be giving away!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 September 2007 | 21:29 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at White Wizard Toys we've added the Medicom R.A.H. Boba Fett 12-inch figure from Medicom. This is perhaps the greatest version of the most notorious Bounty Hunter ever produced. We do not expect our supply to last long. Also this week we've also added the Star Wars Risk Trilogy Edition for those of you wishing to use the Force to take over the galaxy! Don't forget to browse our large selection of Halloween Costumes as we've got many new items to choose from in stock and ready to ship. For more visit White Wizard today!




Posted by: Odiewan | 21 September 2007 | 6:23 EDT
Final Segment of the Acme Archives Interview
Peter, Odie, SeanThe final installment of the Acme Archives interview has been posted. These line of questions focused more on fun and finding interesting bits of information on Peter and Sean. Find out what other projects Peter & Sean have worked on. Discover more of their appreciation of Star Wars and what their favorite characters are. Read the interview here. As an added bonus we have a mini-Sandblast from Acme Archives. We will be giving away a Concept X-Wing Skecthplate. Sandtroopers thanks Peter, Sean, and Acme Archives for all they have done for us.



Posted by: dustrho | 20 September 2007 | 22:28 EDT
Imperials Have Located the Rebels on Hoth!
The Jedi Have Unearthed an AWESOME News Story!Hey troopers! Our great friends over at JediDefender have brought to the galaxy's attention an exciting new battle pack from Hasbro titled "The Battle of Hoth." It includes a Rebel laser turret, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, two Rebel soldiers, three snowtroopers, an AT-ST driver and lastly an AT-ST. I was totally blown away at how much Hasbro is packing into such a small package, and although some of it is simple rehash I'm sure you'll have a hard time finding this on store shelves. Check out this must-have battle pack here!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 September 2007 | 22:17 EDT
Update from Red-5 Collectibles:
We have the Toys R Us Exclusive TIE Interceptor and Y-Wing Fighters added to our inventory this week. We have Battle Packs from Saga 2002 to present and the latest Comic Packs! Make sure to visit our selection of Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes and 2-packs for the younglings. We are running normally low prices on all our regular Action Figures, and be sure to check out the exclusives as well. We've also priced our supply of Attakus, Gentle Giant and Kotobukiya Statues and Busts to move. We can set up FLEX PAY Accounts for Troopers, so don't put off getting the products you want anymore. Stay on Target and head for Red-5-Collectibles U.S.A. today!

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Posted by: Starfox | 20 September 2007 | 21:51 EDT
40 in the Can:
George LucasNo, I am not talking about Mad Dog, but the number of animated shows completed for the new Clone Wars animation series. TV Guide recently released the 2nd half of an interview with George Lucas. Included in the interview, Lucas discusses what type of theme the show will be covering. He also believes it to be a PG-13 animation tv series, which will make it hard to find the right network to air it on. He goes on to say that he wants it after 9pm and not on any kids network. Where does it go from here? Only time will tell, it is planned to start airing in the Fall of 2008. To read more of the interview, please check out this story and even more information can be found here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 September 2007 | 12:25 EDT
A Sad Day:
The team at Sandtroopers.com would like to express our condolences to the family of Christine Hewett who has passed away. She will be remembered for the part of the Tonnika Twin in Star Wars: A New Hope. We as fans will remember her warmth, charm and great spirit that radiated to all of those who were blessed to be within her presence. For those of you who wish to leave your kind words please do so in this thread. The best memory I'll have of Christine was several years ago when I had the chance to interview her. Looking back it was truly an honor and I'm glad to have had the time I did with her.


Posted by: Josh | 19 September 2007 | 22:22 EDT
A Death Star Sized Theater Room
Got it like dat!Super-fans Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens who used to run the Official Fan club have one of the coolest home theater setups around. They brought in some very special folks who worked on and help make a couple of the Star Wars movies. It took several designs to get the room looking the way these folks wanted but it really is some amazing work. Once you read this article you may even be inspired to build your own special movie room! Take some time to read this article and explore the Death Star .



Posted by: Darth Aussie | 19 September 2007 | 2:13 EDT
AFI showing Classic Films:
The American Film Institute will mark its 40th anniversary by simultaneously screening 11 classic films, each presented by a relevant star or director. The screenings will be held on Oct 3 at the Arclight Hollywood Theatre. Films to be shown include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Sound of Music, Unforgiven and Star Wars. Presenters will include Hollywood heavyweights like Jack Nicholson, Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. "I cannot think of another event when movie makers and movie lovers have come together in such a spectacular fashion," Lucas said. "I'm proud to be part of this historic night both as movie lover and a movie maker." For more check out CNN.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 September 2007 | 23:57 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review:
Hey Troops, we're shooting our way to the heart of wave 4 as we've just added another to our Sandwatch Action Figure review page. One of the figures that is beginning to surface as this wave hits hard is Umpass-Stay. Does the lead drummer from Jabba's Band have what it takes to keep my thumb pointed up? Would you have rather had another Darth Vader? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 September 2007 | 20:12 EDT

T.A.C. Waves 5 & 6: We'll be receiving our full share of the 30th Anniversary wave 5 & 6 figures in about a week. Preorders are available for sets, cases and some singles.

Master Replicas: The 212th Helmet and Clone Trooper Helmet have just arrived - both are available at the much reduced price of only $239.99 each. Don't forget to check out the upcoming Boba Fett Helmets as well.

Saga Legends 2007: More new cases have arrived and we have single figure listings available for a big variety of figures from Waves 1 through 3 - including the different color Clone Troopers, Darktrooper & more.

Radio Controlled Microdroids: A fun set if mini droids with remote control features. The R5-D4 and R5-X2 units are in stock at $26.99 each.

Imperial Forces: A cool giftset from several years back is now back in stock at $39.99 each. This set features 4 figures and a bunch of extra accessories.

Voltron Masterpiece Edition: Always a popular item, we've just received a restock of this beauty from Toynami - in stock now for $129.99. These won't last long!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 September 2007 | 19:41 EDT
College of Lake County to Sponsor Star Wars Lecture:
If any of our ground forces are in the area of Lake County IL, you may want to point your Dewback towards the College of Lake County on October 4 in the C Wing Auditorium (C005) from 12-2 pm. Mr. Madsen will speak about the future of Star Trek and Star Wars and of course the fan film “The Force Among Us” which presents a positive look at Star Wars fans and features interviews with CLC sociology professor and Star Wars and Star Trek expert John Tenuto and CLC students. For more info, including how you can pick up a class this fall called Introduction to Sociology: Star Wars Edition check out the Daily Herald for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 September 2007 | 19:24 EDT
LucasArts to Unleash the Force:

Lots will be playing with their Wii! Hey Troopers, are you like me and still haven’t upgraded your home video game system from PS2 or XBOX? Today Lucasarts gave us all good reason to run out and purchase a Nintendo Wii. The Force Unleashed will be available for the system next spring. I can’t wait to see how the finished product turns out as the Wii features one of the most revolutionary controls ever used for gaming. For more check out the entire release for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2007 | 22:36 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review: He will take You to Jabba, Again!
Hey Troops, we're working toward completing our review of wave 4 as we've just added another to our Sandwatch Action Figure review page. I'm still trying to figure out what Return of the Jedi has to do with the 30th Anniversary but is Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker a solid production choice? Did collectors REALLY need this figure? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2007 | 22:36 EDT
Update from R2dtoys:
This week at R2dtoys we have many specials including the Jabba the Hutt throne room environment from Sideshow and the exclusive Disney big figs. We also have listed many battle packs and the Exclusive I am Your Father's Day 2-pack. We've also added the Concept Grievous, Grievous Starfighter and the AT-AP to our pre-order menu. Visit our site for more information, including our Deal of the Week and Deal of the Month specials.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 September 2007 | 13:22 EDT
Update from K & C Collectibles:
This week at K & C Collectibles we have restocked the 181st TIE Interceptor with Pilot and added the new Y-Wing with Pilot figure & R5-F7! See our latest arrivals below.

New T.A.C. Wave 5:
Wave 5 - Set of 10 - SAVE over $11.00
Concept McQuarrie - Darth Vader #28
Hermi Odle #29
C-3PO & Crumb #30
Roron Corobb #31
Yoda & Kybuck #32
Anakin Skywalker #33
Darth Revan #34
Darth Malak #35
Pre-Cyborg Grievous #35
Concept McQuarrie - Starkiller Hero #37
New U.G.H. Variants:
Animated Boba Fett
Chewbacca McQuarrie
Airborne Trooper

New T.A.C. Wave 4:
Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight #25
Umpass-Stay #27
Animated Boba Fett #24
Elis Helrot #23
MllYoom Onith #22


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 September 2007 | 13:12 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troops. Here's my store report for September. TRU (Gurnee, IL) has the new Wave 4 basic figures minus the gold coins. They also have the reissued Battle packs, exclusive Y-wings & TIE Interceptors in stock. KB Toys at the Gurnee Mills mall had Wave 4 last week but all that's left now are Jedi Lukes. Both Target & Wal-Mart have been stocked with Saga Legends as of late. Not to mention the fact that they still have 2006 figures in their Star Wars sections. That's all for now. United We Find.”

wrightcombo@juno.com


Posted by: Odiewan | 16 September 2007 | 13:11 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Double Header TRU TIE Interceptor & Y-Wing

TRU TIE Interceptor The 181st TIE Interceptor led by Baron Fel has a unique red stripe across the solar fins. The baron's starfighter is adorn with X-Wing & Y-Wing stencils, a tribute to his ace figther skill. The 181st squadron flew well and helped the empire during the Battle of Endor. This ship comes with Baron Fel figure. Check out TRU's exclusive of his ship here.

TRU Y-Wing
Lieutenant Lepira's Gold Four ship flew well in the battle of Yavin to take out the first Death Star. But in the end the ship and her pilot went down. This ship comes with Lt. Lepira and R5-D7 droid figures. Check out TRU's exclusive of Gold Four here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 September 2007 | 13:04 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #428

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This week at Brian's toys, we've received our 30th Anniversary Saga Legends Droid Wave with Biker Scout and several AFA Graded Exclusives such as the Shadow Scout with Speeder Bike. The Darth Vader McQuarrie Concept is finally available for purchasing. For G.I. Joe we are now taking pre-orders for the 2nd version of the Cobras 5-Pack. The way the previous versions of the Y-Wing have sold you may want to get out there and track one down. Until then, check out our newsletter for more featured products!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2007 | 18:18 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe've received word from the big H and our latest barrage has been answered! Why not make a cool vintage-like display stand for the Signature Series? What about revisiting the Shadows of the Empire line? What about making a cool retro vehicle like the Imperial Troop Transport? Take cover and head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Login and leave your question in the forums. United We Find!



Posted by: Odiewan | 14 September 2007 | 18:10 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Set your blasters to stunning!
Sandwatch Guides: Gentle Giant Bust UpdateThe Gentle Giant Busts guide has been updated with the latest addition, Princess Leia. She is wearing her outfit from the Star Wars: A New Hope. She is armed and dangerous with her DC-15 blaster ready to take down Imperial Stormtroopers, while trying to escape Death Star. This mini-bust has captures a good likeness of Carrie Fisher with a good sculpt and paint application. She is still available from many of our sponsors, so go get her troopers! Thank you to our sponsor Andrew's Toyz for their help with this guide.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2007 | 18:09 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
This week at White Wizard Toys we have just received the 12-inch Dejarik Holochess set from Sideshow Collectibles. This unique expansion pack really makes you wonder what is next for this explosive line. Also this week we've added the new Alex Ross Justice League figures, Living Dead Dolls, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more!




Posted by: Odiewan | 14 September 2007 | 5:55 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Sandtroopers Interview Acme Archives
Acme ArchivesOn Wednesday of this week our Dewback Patrol secured an interview with Peter Ferk and Sean McLain. Peter designed the Original Trilogy Character Keys. Sean is the Co-owner of Acme Archives. This is the first segment of the interview. Find out what it takes to develop the Keys and other interesting pieces of information. Read the first part of the interview here. Sandtroopers thank Peter, Sean, and Acme Archives for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 September 2007 | 23:17 EDT
The Force Among Us: LIVE Episode 5
So Troops, now that you spent your hard earned money on the DVD, got caught up in the hype, and now that you've watched it, what did you think about it? The Force Among Us - Live wants you to hear from YOU! Join them for a Live talk show this Sunday (09/16/07, 1PM ET) as the fans call in and give their reviews and comments about The Force Among Us. Members from the cast and crew will also be on hand to answer questions, and tell behind the scenes stories on the documentary that Fanboys director, Kyle Newman, calls "Eclectic, Fun, and Entertaining!". So, make plans to join us this Sunday on The Force Among Us - Live! The Force Among Us forum members and customers will have a chance to win a TFAU shirt and a vial of Tunisian sand. You must be a live participant on the show to win!. Talk to you Sunday!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 September 2007 | 22:56 EDT
Update from ACME Archives Direct: Durge Character Key on Sale soon!
Got the urge for Durge?Our friends at ACME archives are showing off the latest character key as they prepare for pre-order on this item. It is none other than Durge, the menace from the Clone Wars! We are told this should be going on sale early next week. With an edition size of 1000 pieces you can guess that it’s safe to say this one won’t last too long. For more check out the update for a full size look at the latest key!



Posted by: Josh | 13 September 2007 | 22:13 EDT
Sideshow's Weekly Update
Sideshow has more information about the Palpatine 2 pack with a cool Qucktime turnarond. We also got some updates on a couple of very cool products from their and Medicom's Star Wars lines. The Bubo Creature pack is coming and should be in the next 10 days so get your collection ready. Also announced tonight the Boba Fett figure from Medicom is coming next week and Star Wars fans should be very excited! All the information and can be found in Sideshow's Weely Newsletter.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 September 2007 | 22:19 EDT

20% OFF Sale: From now until Saturday September 15th, save 20% on everything on the BBTS website except items marked new or preorder/backorder! Thousands of items are included in this sale including vintage department items. Just choose your favorite menu and look for items with the Sale icon.

2008 Star Wars: Hasbro has just releaed images of the new 2008 items! The two new vehicles look fantastic, the Mighty Muggs are a fun new addition, Evolutions are back, and there are more new Galactic Heroes.

Kotobukiya: The latest kit from the ArtFX statue line has just been listed at $40 below MSRP. Check out Yoda vs. Darth Sidious, the new beauty from Koto.

Sideshow: More cool 12-inch figures from Sideshow to bolster the ranks on your shelf. This 2-pack features a bit of before and after with Palpatine as Chancellor and also later as Sidious the Sith Lord - up for preorder at $114.99. We've also stocked this cool expansion set features the 8 miniature critters visible on the Holochess game played aboard the Millenium Falcon. We have them in stock now at $47.99.

SDCC Exclusives: We've just restocked or received a variety of SDCC items including: Utapau Clone Trooper Koto Kit, She-Hulk, Marvel Legends Stan Lee, Battlestar Galactica Titanium 3-pack, Bender Coin Bank, Underdog, Abe Sapien, Justice League Hawkgirl 3-pack, Luna Lovegood Bust. Just do a quick search on the site to view these items.

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Posted by: dustrho | 12 September 2007 | 19:17 EDT
One Night in Bangkok
One Night in BangkokNo, we're not talking about the song by Murray Head. We are talking about the unique artwork from one lady from an Oriental setting. Yumi Modal is an artist inspired by Sci-Fi movies and makes her Statues from others trash. She started out making these in her garage and has become so successful she had opened 2 stores. Some of her statues include Yoda, Stormtroopers and other movie character. To see her work, please check out and look at what she has created here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 September 2007 | 2:35 EDT
Never Forget: God Bless America
Hey Osama, YOUR MAMMA!The whole world as we knew it changed six years ago. For those of us here in America, take today to reflect how important your freedom is to you. Think about how United this great country was in the initial weeks following the attack. Try to replace the flag outside that is faded and weathering away. Tie a new yellow ribbon outside that will withstand the beating of this winter. Replace the "Let's Roll" bumper sticker on your cars and let Todd know we'll NEVER forget his courage. Take a moment to remember all the people that lost their life that terrible day. The most important thing of all is not to forget those men and women who are out there right now risking everything so we can continue to live the dream of liberty. The world may be forever changed but never forget the day we were blind-sided. We will never forget the day we didn’t listen. Rejoice the Freedom tower will rise, as this great nation will continue to do the same. The tragedy of 9-11 will never be forgotten by America and we look forward to the day when they all come home safe…



Posted by: Josh | 10 September 2007 | 21:01 EDT
Pick Your Trooper - Last Opportunity
Vote Now!We are coming down to a photo finish in the Sandblast 2007 Customs Contest. We need your vote troopers to decide which custom is the best. The winner will be getting a $50 gift certificate from one of our great sponsors, K & C Collectibles. Time is of the essence, just 1 day left to make your vote count, so please follow the link, look over the entries, make your selection and make your vote count!. Make sure you get in vote and talk with us in our forums on these awesome customs!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 September 2007 | 19:00 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Exclusive Grievous now Available!
The only non-McQuarrie!For those of you looking to complete the Signature Series, Star Wars Shop has added the Exclusive Concept General Grievous to their inventory. We can finally put General Grievous together from start to finish with all the recent additions by Hasbro. Warren Fu is the artist responsible for the great artwork, therefore we’re paying tribute to the only non-McQuarrie figure to hit the signature series. For more check out StarWarsShop.com for details.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 September 2007 | 18:59 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
“Hey Troops, I just wanted to let you know I found the remains of wave 5. Someone beat me to the Malak and Raven but I find them later on. I attached a photo of the figures I found. These were found on Drake Ave in Huntsville, Alabama.”

c-ryan@mchsi.com


Posted by: Odiewan | 10 September 2007 | 2:24 EDT
Sandtroopers to interview ACME Archives
Sandtrooper Character KeySandtroopers will get an opportunity on Wednesday afternoon to interview two artists from ACME Archives, Peter Ferk and Sean McLain. Both of these men have been responsible for the Star Wars Character Key product line. Peter designed the SDCC 2007 exclusive Sandtrooper Key. Sean created the Character Key line. We will be taking questions from our members for this special interview, so please post yours for these two gentlemen in our forums. The deadline for the questions will close Wednesday September 12, 2007 10:00AM.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 September 2007 | 20:11 EDT
Sandtrooper Güero Reports:
“Hello Troops, have you noticed that TRU raised the price on the Y-Wing from $29.99 to $34.99 during this past week? I've got mine at $29 just 8 days ago! At first I thought it was a local incident but their website list the Y-Wing at that price point too. Do you know "Y" is that?”
werobonilla@yahoo.com

Welcome to ST Güero, and soon you'll learn the large retail companies aren't afraid to fleece the fans either! This is a rare case where buying it on site may have benefited more than waiting for the clearance rack!


Posted by: dustrho | 9 September 2007 | 19:23 EDT
Star Wars Insider #96 - Long Live the Empire!
Star Wars Insider #96 - Long Live the Empire!I'll have to admit that I had my doubts with the ownership change of Star Wars Insider, as I didn't know if the magazine would change for the better or worse. With the latest issue (#96) on newsstands now, it's safe to say the Force is strong with them as it's entirely dedicated to the Empire. The one article that looks most promising is the interview with Rick McCallum, which primarily goes into detail about the future live-action TV show. Read more about this here.



Posted by: dustrho | 9 September 2007 | 16:24 EDT
Empire at War Going Gold
Empire at War Going GoldIn a recent announcement by LucasArts, it appears that their highly addictive and successful Star Wars: Empire at War is going gold. What exactly does that mean? You get the regular version of Empire at War plus the newer expansion pack titled Forces of Corruption, so it's basically a 2-for-1 special and will only cost you $29.99. It's available for pre-order at LucasArtsStore.com, and will be shipping sometime this month.



Posted by: Julian | 8 September 2007 | 13:11 EDT
Kotobukiya Update:
Two more impressive Snap Fast Kits have been added to our never ending Kotobukiya Guide. This time around we take and in depth look at the SDCC Utapau Clone Trooper and Obi-Wan Kenobi from ROTS, a figure that soon will become part of an unforgettable battle scene. Without further ado, read the review and check out the detailed pictures of the latest Koto kits. Japanese craftsmanship at its best. Enjoy!




Posted by: dustrho | 8 September 2007 | 11:46 EDT
How Are YOU Using Sandtroopers.com?
Kotobukiya Sandtrooper Guide by Julian aka Desert RatSince you're here reading this message, more than likely you're currently using Sandtroopers.com. Whether you're using it for the checklists, image guides, reviews, event coverage or participating in the forums, you ARE using this site to help make your Star Wars hobby all the better. Head over to the forums and tell us how you're using the site to improve your overall Star Wars experience. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2007 | 23:51 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #427

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Here is what's NEW at Brian's Toys: Our homepage! We completely re-designed our homepage and we invite everyone to check it out! For what we have in stock, we've added vintage comic books for our new division 1st Appearance Comics. Gentle Giant Boba Fett Holiday Special, Vader Lego, and Stormtrooper Lego statues are now available. We even have the unreleased Wave 2 of the Saga Collection Cantina Scenes now for sale! For G.I. Joe fans, we are still taking pre-orders on 25th Anniversary Wave 2 and Wave 3. For more of our outstanding selection of collectible toys or to see our new design, head on over to our website.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2007 | 23:51 EDT
Dewback Patrol: The Force Among Us Red Carpet Premiere
Dewback Patrol goes to Red Carpet and Gotham!Our Dewback Patrol is updated with a mission from this past week in Woodridge, IL. The highly anticipated fan documentary The Force Among Us held their premiere at the Hollywood Blvd. Theatre & Eatery. I’d usually hold a Trooper accountable and maybe bring up insubordination for such a tardy report. Needless to say the “moonlighting” Boba Binks has been doing lately has been nothing short of impressive. Have you heard of the film Rory's First Kiss? You can check out his Dark Knights in the Windy City right here. Whatever you do, make sure to check out the report and photos from the premiere last Thursday.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2007 | 22:57 EDT
Update from White Wizard Toys:
Thanks to all of you who have expressed interest in attending the filming of the Living in Style television show at our Chicagoland store. The date and time has been finalized: Saturday, September 29th from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Please note this is by invitation only, so if you would like to attend give us a call! Here’s what’s new this week: Star Wars “Holographic” Darth Vader Wacky Wobbler – SDCC 2007 Exclusive Unleashed ARC Heavy Gunner exclusive!




Posted by: Josh | 7 September 2007 | 22:44 EDT
Saga Legends Voting Continues
Vote Now!The voting for the Saga Legends in 2008 is coming down to the finals stages. The top 20 have been announced and some interesting choices are among those 20. We can select up to 5 figures during this round of voting. So make sure to vote this weekend and make that vote count! Make sure you check out our Forums to add your voice to this important collecting decision.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2007 | 14:24 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking pre-orders on Master Replicas Luke EPVI V2 retailer exclusive lightsaber & Boba Fett signature helmet. Also added to the menu was the Medicom Darth Maul RAH 1:6 scale figure. Shipping this week: Disney weekend cantina figures, Sideshow royal guard VCD. Our vintage items include Y-Wing vehicle, Jabba throne room playset, Empire socks, metal tin space trucks & more in stock. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 September 2007 | 21:59 EDT
Images Reloaded: Wave 5 part II
Hey Troopers, it's time for round two as we've finished adding wave 5 to our 2007 Images Section today. The last five figures are numbers 33-37. I just can't say enough about the overall quality of this wave. With the fans choice figure and superior creativity, you can really see the team at Hasbro was aiming to please. Thanks again to our sponsor Brians Toys and their one of each figure club.

`07|#33 Anakin Skywalker™ with Lightsaber
`07|#34 Darth Revan™ with Lightsaber
`07|#35 Darth Malak™ with Lightsaber
`07|#36 Pre-Cyborg Grievous™ with Blaster Rifle
`07|#37 Concept Starkiller™ with Lightsaber




Posted by: Odiewan | 6 September 2007 | 21:00 EDT
Star Wars: Family Guy
Star Wars: Family GuySeth MacFarlane and Co. continue to pay homage to Star Wars. A special promotional poster of the cast is being released for the hour long season premiere. This Family Guy episode is Star Wars themed with various cast members playing characters from the movie, like Stewie as Darth Vader, Lois as Princess Leia and Brian as Chewbacca. The title of the premiere has been called Blue Harvest, which was the fictitious title for EPIV: Revenge Return of the Jedi during production. The premiere is scheduled for Sunday September 23, 2007 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox. Check your local listing for more specific details. You can read more about the premiere here at IESB.net.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 September 2007 | 1:38 EDT
Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Palpatine Figure Set Pre-Order Today!
Just a friendly reminder to you Troops that the pre-order for the incredible Palpatine figure set will go on sale today at 10 am pst. There is no doubt this set will move quickly, if the Jedi find out what is going to transpire they would certainly pull the money out of their robe and order one too! We can only look forward to the bright future that Sideshow continues to bring to the 12-inch line.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 September 2007 | 1:23 EDT
Images Reloaded: T.A.C. Wave 5 part I
Hey Troopers, this next wave is so impressive it's going to come in two parts that we'll be adding to our 2007 Images Section today. The first four figures from wave 5 are numbers 29-32. Wave five appears to make wave 4 look like chump change. Look for part II (33-37) within the next 24! While you are out wasting gas on wave 4 you could belong to the one of each figure club at Brians Toys and have these in hand!

`07|#29 Hermi Odle™ with staff
`07|#30 C-3P0™ with Salacious Crumb
`07|#31 Roron Corobb™ with Lightsaber
`07|#32 Yoda™ with lightsaber & Kybuck




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 September 2007 | 23:53 EDT

Star Wars Bobbleheads: The first wave of new Star Wars figures from Funko has just arrived - Vader and Clone Trooper are only $9.99 each. We have all the other figures as well as a variety of exclusives up for pre-order.

1:1 Boba Fett Helmet: They saved the best for last! As the Master Replicas Star Wars license begins to run out, they bring us a 1:1 scale version of your favorite bounty hunter. Both regular versions and the more limited Signature versions are up for preorder - both below MSRP.

T.A.C. Ultimate Galactic Hunt: We have just added a new full set of all 12 UGH figures for $164.99, and we've also reopened preorders for all the single figure and case listings. Our shipment is on the way and preorders are guaranteed - reserve your hard to find UGH figures now.

Transformers Bearbricks: This Exclusive is in stock now for $49.99, this cool little two-pack was available only in Japan. Megatron gets a chrome finish and Optimus is decorated in red white and blue.

MP-06 Masterpiece Skywarp: Skywarp looks fantastic and is now in stock for $99.99. This has already sold out in Japan and our orders were not even filled in full, so be sure to pick up an MP-06 soon before they sell out completely. The back of the box shows an image of Skywarp flying with Starscream and a familiar blue jet as well, we should see an MP Thundercracker sometime next year!

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Posted by: Josh | 4 September 2007 | 23:13 EDT
Kotobukiya Yoda vs Darth Sidious News
Jedi vs SithAs if the news from Sideshow Collectibles on Darth Sidious wasn't enough for you Troopers, we have news from our friends at Kotobukiya. They've officially announced their next piece and its one of the most powerful moments of Revenge of the Sith. That would be Yoda vs. Darth Sidious! The piece will be done in the normal set up that we expect from Koto and standing 15 inches long and 11 inches tall will fit right in with your other Koto items. Make sure you check out Star Wars.Com to get the rest of the info and what this most impressive piece.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 September 2007 | 22:08 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: Comic Book 2-Packs Wave III!
Will you find Wave 3?Our Sandwatch Guides are updated tonight with the latest addition of the Comic Book 2-packs to hit the pegs. Wave 3 has one of the more anticipated sets with Luke Skwalker & Mara Jade (Heir to the Empire) being the rougher of the three to find at this point. Personally I found the A' Sharad Hett and Darkwoman story (The Hunt for Aurra Sing) much more enjoyable than any of the others. However it just couldn't be Hasbro unless we got a Darth Vader, which they packed with Princess Leia and the story "Infinities". For more check out the photos and summary that Sandtrooper Boba Binks has laid out for us.



Posted by: Reconsgt | 4 September 2007 | 21:33 EDT
Sandblast 2007 Custom Contest
Sandtroopers Rule!This year we decided to incorporate a Sandtrooper themed custom contest into our yearly birthday celebration. The contest was open to any registered Sandtroopers.com member who wanted to throw his creation in the ring to be voted on by our members. Winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate that was generously donated by long time sponsor K&C Collectibles. Thanks to them for stepping up with a nice prize. With out further ado stop over to the gallery page of customs and then hit the forums to cast your vote. Good luck to all participants!



Posted by: Josh | 4 September 2007 | 21:20 EDT
Sideshow Production Blog Has Palpatine
Sideshow Collectibles has a nice treat for us on the upcoming Palpatine/Sidious two pack. What's that you ask? Well, tonight in the Sideshow Production Blog we get a chance to see both figures in a pre-image release. Not only do we get to see them but we also find out what he comes with. Don't Forget Priority Pre-Order will be September 6th at Ten AM PST so make sure you mark that down on your calender now! All the information and can be found in Sideshow Production Blog.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 September 2007 | 23:41 EDT
Dewback Preview: Creation Entertainment comes to Chi-Town!
We’ve received word an old friend will be returning to the Windy City and we’re hoping on having a regiment of our finest deployed when Jeremy Bulloch returns to the Chicagoland area. Join Creation as they salute Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica next month October 5-7. Other guests include Doug Wangler (model for Quinlan Vos) and several other sci-fi guests and artists. For more visit their website for ticket information. Update: Peter Mayhew has canceled for this event and will not be attending.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 September 2007 | 23:04 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Review: Who's your Daddy? McQuarrie is!
Hey Troops, we continue our attack of Wave 4 and since most of us can't find him, I'll talk about him! That's right Troopers, the Concept Darth Vader is still on many Troopers' hit lists. Is this double headed Sith icon worth all the hype? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the T.A.C. collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Jimsjedi | 2 September 2007 | 22:51 EDT
R2-D2 Where Are You?
A drop in the bucket if you live in Boston!The coolest R2-D2 replica on this planet is now selling from gadget shop Hammacher and Schlemmer. The highlights of this R2-D2 are the DLP projection system with 1,500:1 contrast and SVGA resolution (1024x728px), DVD/CD player, Apple iPod docking station, two 20-watt built-in speakers and a Millennium Falcon shaped remote control. R2's head houses a DLP projection system and can project movies, TV shows, images, and video games from his radar eye. He also has anterior louvered vents that rotate to reveal a docking station that fits most iPods (including video iPods), so you can play music or videos through his two 20-watt built-in speakers, and a access panel adjacent to the docking station conceals slots for memory cards and a USB port, allowing you to project digital pictures anywhere in your house. There are many more features that you can check out for yourself. This item ships on September 28th and can be yours for $2,800.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 September 2007 | 22:55 EDT
Update from K & C Collectibles:
New T.A.C. Figures:
Luke Skywalker #25
Umpass-Stay #27
Animated Debut Fett #24
Elis Helrot #23
MllYoom Onith #22

New Pre-Order:
Kotobukiya Royal Guard
Mynock Hunt Chewbacca Mini Bust
Force Unleashed Booster pack CMG
New U.G.H. Variants:
Animated Boba Fett
Chewbacca McQuarrie
Airborne Trooper

New Trading Cards:
30th Anniversary Trading Cards
Tryptich Puzzle - Singles

New T.A.C. Vehicle:
181st TIE Interceptor with Pilot


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 September 2007 | 17:21 EDT
Sandtrooper Texican Reports:
“Sandtrooper Texican here with a surprise find down here in southeast Texas. Toys R Us had the new exclusive Y-wing and elite TIE Interceptor on the shelf. The TIE is $5 more than the Y-wing but I couldn't pass it up. Good look troopers, United We Find.”

freddiehuff@sbcglobal.net


Posted by: Jimsjedi | 1 September 2007 | 17:20 EDT
More Star Wars Attractions at Disney?
It is rumored that Disney is in heavy courtship mode to get broadcast rights for the much anticipated Clone Wars CG-animated series. There are reports that George has upcoming meetings with senior execs at Walt Disney Imagineering to review the work that’s been completed on Star Tours 2.0 and how Lucasfilm is expected to increase its presence at Disneyland. It is believed that Disney wants to turn a portion of Tomorrowland to Lucas so that new Star Wars related attractions as well as theme shops and restaurants can be added to the theme park. This, if true will give a whole new meaning to Star Wars Weekends in the future.


Posted by: Jimsjedi | 1 September 2007 | 17:18 EDT
Star Wars Réunion II:
Prequels producer Rick McCallum headlines an impressive roster of saga guests at Star Wars Réunion II, a 30th anniversary convention hosted by Lucasfilm Magazine, the publication of the Official French Star Wars Fan Club. This event will be held on October 27 and 28 at the Iconic Cinema, Le Grand Rex in Paris. Rick will share his insights and experiences on the Star Wars saga and other Lucasfilm endeavors. Also scheduled to appear will be Robert Watts, who has had a wide range of production roles on Episodes IV, V, and VI, as well as on the first three Indiana Jones movies, Lorne Peterson, ILM Chief Model maker from all 6 Star Wars movies and has worked on more than 120 feature films, Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm's Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations as well as the world's greatest Star Wars memorabilia collector, plus a few other guests. Mark your calendars, book your flight, and get those vacation plans in motion.