Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 September 2010 | 7:40 EDT Sandwatch Sneak Peek: New AotC Carded & Loose Photos!
We have a small gallery of images from wave 4 of the vintage collection. These won't be available in stores until February 2011 but I must say the Attack of the Clones cards sure do look pretty sweet. We have six of the nine figures for you to get a good look at to help satisfy your want for new figures. Thanks again to our S.C.A.L.P. Intelligence sources for the photos! For more check out the latest gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know if these are on your hit-list. United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2010 | 20:58 EDT Legacy Millennium Falcon: This fantastic ship is getting a new run, and we've got it ready for pre-order. It is currently listed at $184.99 - our shipment is in transit and will be here in under 2 weeks - preorder now!
Vintage Collection: The Black & Silver Vintage line gets new figures in these assortments as well. They include the Gamorrean Guard, Admiral Ackbar, Jedi Luke Skywalker, Skiff Guard Wooof, R2-D2 with Lightsaber & Drink tray, a Rebel Commando and Wicket the Ewok. These figures are priced singly at $10.99 each, or as a set of 7 for $79.99. We also have them in two assortments - each includes the seven figures plus Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, a Sandtrooper and a Clone Trooper, and one assortment incldues an extra Gamorrean Guard, while the other has an extra Rebel Commando. Each case of 12 is priced at $104.99.
Battle Packs: The newest assortment of Star Wars Battle Packs includes the Anti-Hailfire Squad, Jedi Showdown, Orto Plutonia and Utapau Invasion packs, and they're priced at $24.99, $29.99, $31.99 and $31.99 respectively, or you can pick up a case of all four for $99.99.
Clone Wars: This new assortment includes new figures, but is happy to be named 2010 anyway. The new figures include R4-P17, Shaak Ti, Boba Fett, Embo, Zombie Geonosian, Draa, Quinlan Vos and Cato Parasitti, and they're listed singly at $9.99-$14.99 each, as a set for $79.99, or as a case of 12 with four older figures for $99.99.
Vehicle w/ Figure: The newest assortment of these figure sets includes Clone Trooper with BARC Speeder, Obi-Wan Kenobi with Speeder Bike, Freeco Bike with Cold Weather Gear Clone Trooper and Clone Scout with AT-RT, and the case of 4 is priced at $69.99, with individual pack priced at $19.99 - $22.99 each.
Vehicles: The first 2011 case of vehicles includes the V-19 Torrent Fighter, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter, a Tri-Droid and a Droid Gunship. These are available by the case of 4 at $99.99, or singly at $29.99 - $34.99 each.
Saga Legends: These two new assortments don't add any new figures, but they're great for catching up on figures you may have missed Each assortment is priced at $99.99 for 12 figures.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest edition of the Star Wars Galactic Village collection from Hawthorne Village. The seventh edition features the Jawa Sandcrawler with C-3PO. For more check out the latest photo gallery and summary. Don't forget we have an index page in case you missed any of the previous Hawthorne Village guides. Thanks again to Boba Binks for showing us the light to the transport! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2010 | 20:41 EDT Update from StarWarsShop.com: A Bounty of New Products "Part of StarWarsShop's year-long celebration of The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary is this exclusive artist series featuring work from some of today's most well-known Star Wars illustrators. Every month, StarWarsShop will release one new limited edition Acme Archives print showcasing a memorable scene from The Empire Strikes Back in serial order -- that is, each new scene will be released in story order as it appeared in the film. What makes this serialized set unique, however, is that each of the 12 scenes will showcase the talents of an artist who brings his or her own individual style to the piece, making for a wonderfully diverse portfolio of artwork inspired by The Empire Strikes Back. For the series' seventh entry, "Bounty Hunters", artist Katie Cook gives Empire's iconic "introduction of the bounty hunters" scene a whimsical spin with her disarmingly cool, quirky style. Also take a click below for some great new arrivals and pre-orders, perfect for your early holiday shopping or as a treat for yourself!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 September 2010 | 13:26 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: The Force will be With Us... In 3D! The official site has confirmed and announced the Star Wars Saga will be hitting theaters in 3D! Episode I the Phantom Menace is set to be released in 2012, but an exact date hasn't been set. To see an exclusive video with John Knoll visit the official site to get the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2010 | 16:23 EDT Update from Steel City Con: Boba Fett is Coming! The Steel City Con is pleased to announce that one of the biggest Villians and Bounty Hunters in the Star Wars galaxy has just confirmed a Signing Appearance for our upcoming show! That's right, DANIEL LOGAN ... or as many of you know him - BOBA FETT - will be making his way to Pittsburgh for the December Convention. Logan is best known for his role as the young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones; and 3 episodes during the second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. George Lucas has also expressed interest in him continuing the role on the upcoming Star Wars live-action TV Series. For more ticket and hotel information visit their website for the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2010 | 14:26 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: The Jedi Path There are many great Star Wars titles being offered this year, one of the highlights of Celebration V would be the unveiling of Star Wars: The Jedi Path. This is hitting stores today and would make a great holiday gift for that special fan who really thinks someday he might be a Jedi! Click below for the short video clip.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2010 | 1:12 EDT Sandtrooper Old Jedi Reports: Buying that for a Dollar! "I was at my local Target today, and came across some cool Star Wars Items in the Dollar bins, here is a list of stuff: Clone Wars Yo-Yos, writing pads, stickers, They also had 2 different mini tin buckets, but the coolest find was the Darth Vader and C-3po stress balls all for a buck. United we find!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 September 2010 | 1:12 EDT Update from ACPin: Back in Training!
It didn't take Lego ace ACPin long to bring the episodes of Season 3 Clone Wars to life in LEGO form. Check out his "Clone Cadets", and all I can say is I hope he decides to expand on this project! Don't forget to leave your comments on this work in our forums, and outstanding job once again.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2010 | 15:11 EDT Update from Most Wanted Collectibles: The new artFX+ figures are available for pre-order at Most Wanted Collectibles this week. The Stormtrooper and Boba Fett are great choices for the first original trilogy figures being offered from this line. We also have a few new Gentle Giant products arriving soon. Take a look at the Luke Skywalker in Bespin Fatigues statue, and the Princess Leia Mynock Hunt mini-bust. We have also knocked the Jango Fett scaled replica helmet to 20% off! For more sales and new arrivals, click below to browse our selection.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2010 | 15:01 EDT Sandtrooper Spotlight: Expanding the Search!
We have another great custom to put the "spotlight" on as forum member Hemble is at it once again. His latest work "Droid Search" is very near and dear to our hearts around here for obvious reasons. The attention to detail is superb and it almost makes me want to pick up a pair of electro-binoculars to join in the search. For more check out the latest work and don't forget to come to the forums and sound off your thoughts! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2010 | 14:49 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: New Star Wars iPhone Decals! Now you can customize your iPhone with R2-D2 or Han Solo in Carbonite! It's about time we've seen a Star Wars product priced at $5. For more check out gaj-it.com for the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 September 2010 | 14:44 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Old School Star Wars PSA! One of our new recruits sent this old school PSA link and we felt it would be ideal to share it with our readers for nostalgic purposes. Click below for the clip!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 September 2010 | 21:35 EDT Sandtrooper Old Jedi Reports: "I have to share this awesome surprise waiting for me when I arrived home today. There was a white box from hasbro redemption, and inside was another box with a rocket firing Boba Fett in MINT condition, I'm talking C10 condition. I guess the old saying is true " The squeaky wheel gets the grease", Here is all I did, I called 1-800-327-8264. I was very calm and polite, I explained my dilemma. When the customer service Rep. told me that they were not able to help me out, I thanked her for listening to my complaint. She then asked me for my email and addy, and that was it. I did not expect hasbro to do anything about it, but here I am with a perfect figure. I hope all of you who got bad figures in the mail get a replacement. Remember if you call, be nice. United We Find!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 September 2010 | 21:29 EDT Affliate Update: Nikto Guard now Available Online The Toys R Us exclusive Nikto Guard is now available online and is also showing up at retail stores this week. It's too bad this figure couldn't have been included in the Jabba's Palace battle pack as planned because it's going to set you back $10.99. If you don't have a store near you, click below to place your order and check out our guide of this figure if you need further temptation.
A brand new Clone Wars season, all-new toys! Get the Clone Wars Waves 5 & 6 now at Brian's Toys. Plus, check out the new 12" 501st Clone Trooper figure from Sideshow and the scaled Jango Fett Helmet from Gentle Giant.
Looking for an extremely large and cuddly Ewok doll? Sure you are! Brian's Toys has just dropped the price of the rare Frito Lay limited edition Ewok to $349.99. Plenty of new Star Wars vintage AFA has also been added.
Posted by: The_Josh | 24 September 2010 | 1:39 EDT Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update With this week's Sideshow Collectibles weekly newsletter we get our chance to order the Previewed Boil and Waxer set. The Exclusive version which sells for $225 is sold out but you can jump on the Wait List, but the regular Edition is still up for sale. The only difference between the two is Numa's switch out arm and toy. So make sure you get your order in for the regular or on the wait list before its too late. After you've ordered come and chat with us in the Boil and Waxer Thread thread.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive comic book two-pack featuring Owen Lars and Darth Maul. Who could imagine Darth Maul coming back from the grave to search for the Son of Skywalker? This is an amazing set with two really cool figures that would have a great place in your expanded universe collection. Did I mention the story in the comic book isn't too shabby either? For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for the great visuals! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2010 | 13:38 EDT Vintage Collection: A number of cases of 5 waves of Star Wars 2010 Vintage figures have arrived. We have cases available of Waves 01, 02, 03 , 04 and 04 Revision 02, priced at $104.99 each; we also have the Series 02 Set of 8, priced at $79.99. Finally, we have singles available of all figures but General Grievous and Dack Ralter, and they're priced at $10.99 - $12.99 each.
Clone Wars: The third wave of Clone Wars figures is now in stock. We have the case of 12 listed at $99.99, the set of 4 new figures at $64.99, and singles (mostly Series 01 rereleases) priced at $7.99 - $14.99 each.
Battle Packs: The second assortment of Star Wars 2010 Battle Packs was also on the shipment, and includes Mandalorian Troop, ARC Troopers, Droids & Clones #2 and the Anti-Hailfire Squad. We have the battle packs listed singly at $27.99 to $34.99 each, or you can pick up the case of 4 for $99.99.
25% Off Graphic Novels: Save 25% on nearly every Graphic Novel we have in stock from now until Monday September 27th! Thousands of books are in stock from a range of publishers.
Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant is releasing scaled-up 12-inch versions of the original Star Wars figures. In addition to the SDCC 2010 Stormtrooper figure, we have now have pre-orders up for Chewbacca and "Big Head" Han Solo. Chewie is listed at $71.99 ($8 off the MSRP), while "Big Head" Han Solo is priced at $69.99 ($5 off the MSRP).
eFX Collectibles: This new replica reproduces the look of Count Dooku's lightsaber hilt from "Revenge of the Sith" and is taken directly from the version used on screen. The hilt measures 12-inches long and comes with a display stand, and is priced at $99.99.
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 September 2010 | 0:47 EDT Sandtrooper Old Jedi Reports: "Update from Waco, TX. While stopping by my local Target, I picked up 4 Mini Bobble heads: Zombie Yoda, Zombie Strormtrooper, Werewolf Chewie and Darth Vader-Frankenstein. They weren't in the toy aisle, they were in the Halloween section with all he goodie novelty stuff. Each one was only $6.99. Hoping my TRU gets in some Mandos tomorrow. Well that's it. United we find!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 September 2010 | 14:22 EDT Affliate Update: 33% Off for 3 Days! Borders rewards members are eligible for 33% savings off any one item at Borders.com for the next 3 days! You Troopers can save with coupon code BWY8364T from now through 9/23/10. Certain exclusions apply. May not be combined with any other offer. There are many great Star Wars titles hitting this week, including the Art of Drew Struzan and the Sounds of Star Wars! Click below to see if they have something for you.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 September 2010 | 3:59 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Be on the Lookout for the Palpatine Perp!
Just when you thought you might have seen it all in terms of Star Wars, a bank robber in Denver will have many of you doing a double take. It appears he has earned the nickname "Palpatine Perp" for looking similar to the Emperor. It would be safe to say he's pretty gutsy as he knocked over one bank this past Monday and his first on August 30th. For more, visit 9News.com to see if you can cash in on that reward and get the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 September 2010 | 3:27 EDT Update from Hasbro: Win an Autographed AT-AT! The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is holding its second annual “Birthday Bids” online charity auction. All proceeds will be donated to Foundation programs such as The Toy Bank, which distributes brand new toys to charities serving children. This time around, TIF will be auctioning a Hasbro STAR WARS AT-AT signed by the incomparable George Lucas, The Game of Life signed by inventor Reuben Klamer, as well as other classic toys and games. For more, check out the auction page for the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 September 2010 | 3:24 EDT Update from StarWarsShop.com: Are you looking for a good costume for your little Padawan this Halloween? This year shopping has never been easier! Stop by StarWarsShop's virtual shelves for fantastic costumes from Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Indiana Jones! They offer incredibly low prices, reliable and economical shipping, and all the characters you're looking for. Just keep in mind they are not the same quality you see at conventions or from a professional costuming group like the 501st Legion. For more click below to browse the selection!
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest mail-away figure that fans have been wanting for over 30 years. The Rocket Firing Boba Fett is a vintage collectors dream come true, but there are confirmed reports from across the country that these figures are showing up with their packages crushed up by the USPS. How terrible is that? For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for collecting on another bounty! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 September 2010 | 13:36 EDT Update from Marc Ecko.com: 1 Day Only Check out the one day sale from MarcEcko.com for up to 40% off on select merchandise. Use the code 1Day40 when you checkout, and there are still several Star Wars t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel on sale. Click below, as the sale ends tonight at midnight!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 September 2010 | 20:28 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: The Clone Wars Season 3 Prize Pack!
The Cartoon Network and Hasbro are pulling out all the stops on the season 3 promotion, check out the photos of the prize pack containing 10 figures (for guests), a battle mat and special tournament poster (for host) and much more! For more, check out the photo gallery of the entire prize pack. I guess they didn't want the kids fighting over the figures? United We Find!
We have a Collections update from forum member Grievous66 a.k.a. Jason Rotunda from Kenosha, WI. I thought I had assembled one of the largest Star Wars collections in my area, it appears I am sadly mistaken. While he might still be considered a "rookie" in terms of how long he's been in the trenches of Sandtroopers.com, you'll clearly see he's a seasoned veteran when it comes to the art of Star Wars collecting! For more, check out over fifty photos of his amazing showcase. United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 23:20 EDT Update from Most Wanted Collectibles: Welcome to Sandtroopers.com! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest sponsor Most Wanted Collectibles. This week they have several Gentle Giant mini-busts that many of you might need to add to your collections. There is Jabba's Dancer Oola, Hoth Princess Leia, Hoth Luke Skywalker and Hoth Han Solo. They also have plenty of Snowtroopers for those of you still searching for one of those! For more, click below to browse their latest arrivals and pre-orders!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 23:19 EDT Sandwatch Live: Mandalorian Troopers Battle Pack Check out the clip below of the new Mandalorian Trooper Battle Pack that is hitting the stores as we speak. I've had this set on the backburner prior to Celebration V, as we've been quite busy with our "Decade of Decadence" 10-year anniversary tour. Therefore I had to enlist the services of none other than Lando Calrissian to assist me with this review! Click below to see the latest.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 23:12 EDT Update from Gentle Giant: 2 New 12-Inch Jumbo Vintage
The team at Gentle Giant have forwarded several photos of two, make that three new figures from their 12-inch Jumbo Vintage line. We are going to see Chewbacca and Han Solo that are limited to 2500 edition sizes. We'll see both "large" and "small" heads, but the small is the variant! For more, check out the photo gallery and take a look at both figures. I'm really exctited to see Chewbacca making it to the 12-inch line, about time! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 19:51 EDT Sandtrooper Bosskmr Reports: New Clone Wars Hitting! "Today I made a run and picked up the following at Bellingham, MA TRU: ARC Trooper & Mandalorian Battle Packs, CW Ki-Adi-Mundi, Clone Pilot Goji, Flamethrower Clone, Deluxe Mandalorian Speeder and Foil Fett! Just in time for Season 3."
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 16:58 EDT Fall Clearance Sale: We've just reduced pricing by 10% to 20% on well over 1000 older items. We now have around 4000 items priced between 20% and 90% off, with 1000 of them priced at 50% off or more! Take a look through the sales menus and grab some great deals before they sell out.
Kubricks: This cool set features an AT-ST and a variety of mini figures based around the battles on Hoth - The box of 12 is in stock now at $199.99.
Ultimate Battle Pack: The Star Wars The Clone Wars Ultimate Battle Pack - The Rise of Boba Fett is a detailed five-pack of action figures that comes with a Slave I aircraft vehicle and a Jedi Starfighter vehicle for "high-flying, all-out battle action!
Gentle Giant: From Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and the battle on the ice planet of of Hoth is Princess Leia Organa! This mini-bust has been finely sculpted and accurately detailed; Leia is depicted here in a practical insulated snowsuit and vest in traditional Alderaanian white in memory of her home world. In stock now at $49.99.
Kotobukiya: Koto starts out their new line of 1/10 scale statues with some heavy hitters - Boba Fett is up for preorder at $39.99 and the Stormtrooper 2-Pack of Statues at $64.99 - take a look at these cool new items.
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 16:47 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Season 3 Kicks off Tonight!
The wait is finally over and season three kicks off with a bang tonight on Cartoon Network. There are many new twists and plots that are going to make this new "darker" season a must watch. This season of Clone Wars will introduce Maul's brother, who will be Ventress's apprentice! How do you feel about that? It's been quite a topic in our forums, and we encourage you to stop in and sound off your thoughts later tonight. The Clone Wars continue at 9:00 pm Eastern with a one hour premier of "Clone Cadets" and "ARC Troopers!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 September 2010 | 14:30 EDT Update from Sideshow Collectibles: Begun the Clone Wars Have! The latest 12-inch figure set has been announced by Sideshow and there's not a doubt in my mind this is one of the coolest things they've done with the 1/6th scale line to date. They have done a great job on creating realistic looking figures from the "Innocents of Ryloth" episode. They will begin pre-orders on September 23rd and they'll do the complete reveal two days prior on the 22nd. Until then click below for a preview!
Brian's Toys has an excellent restock of Kubricks, Master Replicas and Star Wars vintage carded figures. Vintage includes 12-back Death Squad Commander and Jawa AFA 90. New Clone Wars waves 5 and 6 are coming soon. Place your pre-orders now!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 September 2010 | 19:52 EDT Dewback Patrol: The CECE - First Ever Topps Costume Card! I've gotten several private messages and emails the past couple days regarding the first ever Topps Costume card that was featured in our day three coverage from the CECE. Click below to see the video and if I say "look at that" one more time I just might slap myself! All kidding aside, the sky could be the limit for this line as I can easliy see this being very popular with collectors and bring in all kinds of new card collectors. Check out the very first one!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 September 2010 | 19:43 EDT Dewback Patrol: Where Science Meets Imagination
We update our Dewback Patrol menu with another stop on the tour of "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination." Forum members Vadersfist and Sithmaster-C managed to catch the traveling exhibit that set national records for attendance. For more, check out the complete report from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. United We Find!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 September 2010 | 12:51 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Wars Adventures Now Available! The wait is over and now you can enjoy a free-to-play family-friendly online virtual world from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts. Click below for the clip and join in on all the fun on their website.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 September 2010 | 12:27 EDT Update from Kotobukiya: New ARTFX+ on the Way!
The ARTFX+ line is going forward and we are quite pleased to see Original Trilogy figures joining the lineup. For those of you who are not familiar with the ARTFX+ Statues, they are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. There is no word as if they will include a build-a-figure option like the previous Clone Wars waves did. For more, check out the Stormtrooper & Boba Fett that should be available in March 2011!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 19:27 EDT Sandtrooper VideoViper Reports: The First of Many! Our new rookie VideoViper has created a very cool video clip "Super Trooper - Singing Star Wars" that is quite entertaining. Click below to view and post your comments in our forums!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 19:24 EDT Update from the 501st Legion: Win a Copy of The Jedi Path The 501st Legion is proud to partner with Star Wars author Daniel Wallace to promote the release of his new book The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force. The new "in universe" textbook reveals secrets, techniques and teachings for aspiring Jedi as well as "handwritten" commentary from the likes of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka,Count Dooku and Yoda.
A true collectors item, The Jedi Path comes complete with a Star Wars-styled mechanical outer shell, authentic Star Wars sound effects and a selection of removable Jedi artifacts. Fans are eligible to win one of three autographed blow-ups from the 160-page book, as well as a copy of the Vault Edition of The Jedi Path itself, by simply "retweeting" quotes from the book as posted on Twitter by the 501st Legion through September 28th. Click here to follow the 501st on Twitter and retweet posts with the #JediPath hashtag! Click here to learn more about The Jedi Path, peek inside the book and watch the promotional trailer.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 15:33 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Lost Japanese Star Wars Commercial! "A Japanese toy commercial for Star Wars toys was thought to be lost for thirty years, but has now been found! Okay, not really....but this may be even cooler. We at Super7 produced our own retro-video for the STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN figure, shot in the style of Japanese toy commercials from the 1970s. Using the old videos as our storyboards, a few sparklers, and a lot of effort has resulted in this fun video!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 15:31 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Less than 60 Remain! The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society charity medallions continue to sell at a brisk pace. As of Tuesday, fewer than 60 pieces remain. PSWCS is extremely happy with the success of the fundraiser to date, and looks forward to selling out quickly. The remaining medallions can be purchased through their web site, click below to purchase yours.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 15:10 EDT Hasbro Q & A: Back in Action!
We are happy to report we've received our latest round of questions from Hasbro after taking an extended hiatus for San Diego Comic-Con and Celebration V. We're thrilled to pick this feature up again and we think the replies to the latest were pretty interesting. Have you given any thought to making some figures of Original Trilogy characters in the Clone Wars/Animated style? With the huge success of the Build-A-Droid trade in program at CV, does this give you any more thought to bring it back? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 15:10 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: New Clone Wars clip Surfaces! Click below for the sneak preview from Clone Wars Season 3 and try to calm the anticipation and excitment until this Friday! You can bet it will be great to see the new "darker" season take off. Click below for the video from bigshinyrobot.com.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 September 2010 | 5:09 EDT Dewback Patrol: Day 3 Wrap-Up Report from the CECE!
The last day of operations from the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo was cut a little bit short, but I did manage to score one of three hundred copies of the variant issue of Non-Sport Update magazine. It included the first ever Topps costume card that had authentic Ewok fur embedded into the card! Could you pass up a piece of real Ewok hide for a mere twenty dollars? For more, check out the complete report from the Battle Station. United We Find!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 September 2010 | 6:16 EDT Dewback Patrol: Catching Up with Gerald Home See what Gerald Home (Tessek / Squidhead) has been doing to unite Star Wars fans all over the world. Seriously! In fact he was also able to remember where he got the best pizza in the world from and so much more in our interview from the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the latest exclusive figure hitting Toys R Us stores across the country. The Nikto Guard was supposed to be included with the 2009 Jabba the Hutt Battle Pack. Instead to save us money, Hasbro took it out of the Clone Wars set and made it twelve dollar exclusive! Did that make sense to you? For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for showing me the figures I'm looking for! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 September 2010 | 4:24 EDT Dewback Patrol: Taking It to the Front Lines - Day 2
The second day of operations from the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo were quite a success. From sunrise to sunrise it would be a fun-filled day of eating drinking and barely sleeping Star Wars. In fact I would have to don my battle armor for the first time in nearly four months to make sure the area was clear of all forms of Rebel scum! For more, check out the complete report from the Battle Station. Stay tuned for more photos and video from the CECE. United We Find!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 September 2010 | 3:26 EDT Update from ACPin: Yavin IV Massassi Temple
"Yavin IV is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. It was home to the Rebel Alliance's main military base in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Rebels established their base in the ancient Massassi ruins found in its lush jungles following the destruction of their previous base on the planet Dantooine." Don't forget to leave your comments on this work in our forums.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 September 2010 | 18:16 EDT Dewback Patrol: Interview with Bonnie Piesse Check out the short clip with Bonnie Piesse and hear her reaction on her action figure that was a decade in the making. Also learn about her experience on the set of AotC and what she's been up to lately.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the BARC Speeder with Obi-Wan. The figure with vehicles are becoming more popular, even when they repack characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi. The added firepower of the sidecar is also a very cool touch. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for running away with it once again! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 September 2010 | 19:34 EDT Dewback Patrol: Blasting Away at the CECE - Day 1
We have continued our ten-year anniversary celebration from the CECE. The Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo is stacked with Star Wars artists and guests, if you Troopers are in the area you might want to stop by the station this weekend and wish us a Happy Birthday. We'll be updating with reports all weekend long so be sure to check back. It's shaping up to be a great weekend, and we've uploaded a report from our first day of operations from the field. For more, check out the complete report from the Battle Station! Thanks again to all of our sponsors, affiliates and guests who have made it the greatest year in our decade of existence!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 September 2010 | 19:12 EDT Update from StarWarsShop.com: "StarWarsShop is rounding out its fashion and accessory assortment heading into fall, including new Star Wars iPhone cases from Gator Group that fit snugly around your 3G or 3GS phone. These two-piece cases are constructed of high-quality, hard plastic and feature stunning Star Wars-themed graphics. New designer tees from Britain's Chunk just arrived this week with new and humorous takes on the Star Wars Universe -- check out the AT-AT Ice Cream Truck! We also just placed five new wallet designs up for preorder -- visit to StarWarsShop now!"
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 September 2010 | 9:40 EDT 15% Off Sale: From now until Monday - save 15% on everything we carry except New and Preorder / Backorder items! We've just removed the new designation from at least 1000 items. Save on vintage, graphic novels, t-shirts, statues, busts, action figures, role play, games and more. Browse through your favorite menus on the site and score some sale items. Please note that sale orders may require a bit of extra time for shipping.
Attakus Commander Cody: Attakus France has announced a number of new Star Wars items. The 1/5 scale line continues with two versions of Commander Cody; one version shows him receiving the infamous Order 66, and includes a light-up Palpatine hologram, while the other version is "Ready to Fight" and carries a blaster rifle.
Attakus Elite Collection: Attakus France has also announced a new Elite Collection line of 1/10 scale Star Wars statues. The initial offerings include Darth Vader (limited to 3000 pieces), Stormtrooper, Shadow Trooper, Kashyyyk Trooper, Commander Cody and 501st Legion Trooper (each limited to 2500 pieces). These figures are listed at $99.99 for Darth Vader ($10 off MSRP) and $84.99 for each of the others ($5 off MSRP).
Gentle Giant: This bust of Jabba's late dancer has arrived at our warehouse. Oola is done in the 1/6 scale, and we have it listed at $49.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow's 12-inch Emperor Palpatine comes equipped with his cane, robe with clasp, two sets of hands and more, and is listed at $84.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 September 2010 | 20:17 EDT Dewback Preview: Jake Lloyd & Ahmed Best to attend Big Apple Con There have been two new Star Wars guests added to the Big Apple Con lineup this October. Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) will be in attendance and signing autographs for fans. For more check out the official WizardWorld website for the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 September 2010 | 15:14 EDT Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Two New Battle Packs Surface
We have a small gallery of images featuring three new battle packs that were rumored on Rebelscum.com last weekend. The Battle of Orto Plutonia, Invasion of Utapau and the Anti-Hailfire Squad are headed to retail. Most of it seems to be repacked product, but hey at least Curto was right again! For more check out the latest gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know if these are on your hit-list. United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 September 2010 | 15:01 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: The sounds of Star Wars! There is another amazing book hitting this September 14th that fans will more than likely want to add to their collections. The Sounds of Star Wars features a built-in console that actually lets you hear all the great effects we've grown to love over the years. Join Ben Burtt to hear about where the blaster effect, Jawa dialogue, AT-AT walker and so much more originated. In fact the video clip states you'll hear the film in a new perspective. For more check out Wired.com for the preview clip and the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 September 2010 | 14:55 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Art of Drew Struzan coming soon! The blog at hitflix.com has turned up a few new images from the new book the Art of Drew Struzan. If you are not familiar with this artist, you might want to take a minute and learn about some of his work, many you're going to recognize instantly. The book is set for release on September 14th. If you need something to hold you over until then, check out the two new images and get the
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2010 | 13:49 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Admiral Ackbar on the Rise! A few months ago we posted a story that started out as a joke, but now it's gaining quite a bit of steam. Check out the ESPN Ole Miss Star Wars commercial, and even though I'm not a fan, Admiral Ackbar has got my vote for the next mascot of Ole Miss!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2010 | 13:41 EDT Update from Uncle Milton Industries: New Products now Available! The team at Uncle Milton Industries has sent word that several of their 2010 products are now available for purchase. The remote controlled Lightsaber room light, Holographic Animation Lab, and the Death Star Planetarium have just hit the streets. Don't forget, you can review the entire product line from our trip to Toy Fair last February.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2010 | 13:28 EDT Update from Master Yoda: New eFX Product Surfaces Our friends at Yodasnews.com have launched a video featuring the new eFX Count Dooku precision cast replica lightsaber. Click below for the short clip of the saber that is in stock at eFX Collectibles right now! If it's like any of the previous Count Dooku lightsabers, look for the availability to be short lived!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 7 September 2010 | 13:25 EDT Mos Eisley News Brief: Where did You dig up that Old Fossil? The Movie Blog at MTV.com has dug up a very old interview with Harrison Ford. In fact, this clip is so old I think I heard Harrison say he was "grateful" to be a part of it! Click below to see the young smoothie talk about what it was like to film the very first Star Wars film!.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 September 2010 | 12:35 EDT Dewback Preview: The Force is STILL Among Us! Our friends from the hit fan-film The Force Among Us will be joining us at the CECE this Saturday to assist us with the festivites. Cris Macht selected Sandtroopers.com to be one of the many great Star Wars Collectors websites to be featured in the film, and it will be great to serve as their host at the Battle Station next weekend. Click below to learn more about TFAU, and make sure to stop by the table next week to pick up your copy! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 September 2010 | 14:16 EDT Sandwatch Live: 2009 TLC AT-ST Walmart Exclusive Our S.C.A.L.P. Weapons Supplier Dustrho is sharing his thoughts on the 2009 Walmart Exclusive AT-ST. Check out the comparison of the new and old molds and share your thoughts in the forums. It's a great thing to see I'm not the only one who can throw toys around that bunker! United We Find.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Celebration V Exclusive Fixer & Camie comic book 2-pack. It was a delight and joy to be the first to show this figure to Anthony Forrest himself back at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, and you can catch his reaction when we caught up with him at Motor City Comic-Con last May. Mr. Derryl DePriest gave us a sneak preview of the figure, after patting me down for any hidden recording devices. To see the great job Hasbro did with the packaging and design, even Anthony himself has said he hasn't looked this good since he had bangs! For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for lining them up and knocking them down! United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 September 2010 | 3:44 EDT Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Clone Wars Added We have updated our Sandwatch Guides with the second batch of figures from the Clone Wars for 2010. Check out the new additions of Mace Windu, Commander Gree, Battle Droid Commander, Kit Fisto and the Jungle Camo ARF Trooper. For more click below to enter the gallery that shows off their package, features, and the new Galactic Battle Game.
We update our Sandwatch Guides with the Clone Commando Squad that is exclusive to Kmart stores. While I'm not sure I really care for this particular set myself, I think being made up of Clones, it should sell well. For more check out the latest photos and summary. Thanks again to Boba Binks for being one of the few who still fall for anything with the Star Wars logo on it! United We Find.
Posted by: The_Josh | 4 September 2010 | 3:02 EDT Sideshow Collectibles Weekly Update This weeks newsletter gave us a brand new figure announcement in the Star Wars 1:6th line. The Blackhole Stormtrooper is the next figure fans will get a chance to order and add to their collections. This figure though cannot be ordered through Sideshow's website because it is an etailer and retailer exclusive. No news on price or edition size is out yet but stay tuned and we will get that to you. While you wait make sure you check out the preview photo and come chat about it with us in the Blackhole Stormtrooper thread.
We have a small gallery of images of Cad Bane's Xanadu Fighter from our S.C.A.L.P. Operative Commander Phoenix. Even though it's a mere repaint of the Magnaguard Fighter, the Commander did a great job of comparing it to give us a look at the paint differences. For more check out the latest gallery and sound off in the forums and let us know if this one is on your hit-list. United We Find.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 September 2010 | 20:43 EDT TVC Wave II: The second wave of new Star Wars Vintage figures has arrived. This assortment includes figures like General Grievous with Cape, Sandtrooper and Darth Sidious, and we have them listed at $104.99 for the case of 12, $79.99 for the set of 8, and singly at $10.99 - $12.99 each.
Lightsaber Room Light: This new item from Uncle Milton attaches to the wall and lights up in eight different colors, and is also removable, and can be set to change colors. We have it priced at $24.99 - it also makes a great room light or night light.
Sideshow Collectibles: Another figure has arrived to fill out the ranks of your armies. This figure is a member of the 41st Elite Corps and has gray detailing on his armor. This imaginative piece shows a trio of Ewoks taking a Stormtrooper out of the battle. The ewoks may seem a little bit more warlike after you see what they're doing to the poor soldier, and we have this piece listed at $234.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.
Funko: Funko has announced four new items in their Funko-Tronics line. These figures are about 12-inches tall and fulfill three functions - the operate as a lamp, as a clock and as an MP3 speaker. We have Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper listed from the Star Wars line, as well as Iron Man Mark VI from his recent movie, and each is priced at $39.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 September 2010 | 20:35 EDT Sandtrooper Dennis Reports: More TVC Wave II Sightings!
“Hey Troopers, here's my store report for September. The Walmart stores in both Racine & Kenosha, Wisconsin have the new ROTS wave vintage figures. The bad news is that the cards were bent. I also saw the ROTS wave at the Antioch & Round Lake, IL Walmart's where the cards were in better shape. The last stop was the Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL where they also had the ROTS wave but the bubbles were crushed. Toys R Us also has one Clone Wars Slave I Ultimate Battle Pack in stock. That's all for now.”
The Revenge of the Sith figures took a full plunge into hyperspace and came out with retro Vintage-style packaging. These new carded figures from Hasbro combine the best of both words, and will surely be a delight to the young and the new collector. Pick up the Wave 2 set today! Also brand new this week at Brian's Toys is the Sideshow 12-inch Coruscant Clone Trooper and the Obi-Wan Removable Blade F/X! You're Jedi costume for Halloween is nearly complete.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 September 2010 | 1:13 EDT Update from Gentle Giant: Enter to Win this One-of-a-Kind Set Created by Gentle Giant Ltd in collaboration with the G4's Hosts of Attack of the Show; Olivia Munn as Slave Leia and Kevin Pereira as Obi-Wan Kenobi mini busts. Raffle ends on Wednesday, September 15th. You may purchase raffle tickets by clicking on the image below. Raffle proceeds will be equally divided between the following charitable organizations: Olivia Munn's charity - KIVA loans that change lives. For additional information visit KIVA.Org Kevin Pereira's charity - EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation, for additional information visit EFF.Org.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 September 2010 | 18:07 EDT Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack IN STOCK! The popular Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack has surfaced online for those of you not fortunate enough to have a brick and mortar location near you. We blew the lid off of this monster last June with a little help from the "Commander" of our new "Crimson" Brigade of S.C.A.L.P. Troopers! Now you can own add this to your collection by clicking below to take advantage of free shipping with your order.
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 September 2010 | 17:51 EDT Affiliate Update: New Clone Wars Products at Fathead.com! We have been waiting patiently since we were told way back in 2009 at Motor City Comic-Con that new Clone Wars Fathead products were on the way, finally they are in stock and ready to ship! Check out General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Rex, and Master Yoda! For more, click below to browse the new additions!
Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 September 2010 | 16:01 EDT Sandtrooper Bill "Deathpusher" Varner Reports: Show Your Love!
We have a good indication how collectors are receiving the new large scale AT-AT across the country. Are you one of the many selling off your older versions for new? Would you support Hasbro if they were to offer something similar to "cash for clunkers" for their next booth appearance since the Droid Factory exchange went over so well? How about two PotF AT-AT's for $50 off your next purchase? Sandtrooper Deathpusher has posted a photo of his "AT-AT Mountain" he gathered a couple of weeks ago, so we wanted to know, how many are you planning to buy? Share your thoughts in the forums and let us know, and thanks again to Bill for sharing! United We Find.