October 2003

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 21:47 EST
Sandtrooper Baldrik747 reports:
Dateline: Sightings from Tucson.   "Out of four Walmarts, two TRU's, two KB's (they closed our KMarts down), and four Targets we have nothing in this town but tons of ARC troopers, Yodas, and Anakins. Thats it. I do however need a green clonetrooper 3 pack, so if any trooper has an extra, I have many things to trade (Jedi 3 pack, Durge with speeder, blue clonetrooper 3 pack, bonus 2 packs etc.). So please let me know as this would help me out loads. Good hunting."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 21:42 EST
Sandtroopette Lisette reports:
"Hi Troopers, Lisette from NYC reporting in. I visited the TRU in Times Square yesterday and found several pegs with the silver anniversary R2-D2 for $4.99. Are other TRU's selling these R2-D2 or is it only the TRU in Times Square? Other than that, I haven't found anything new other than the first wave of the Clone Wars action figure; Anakin, Yoda & Clone Trooper."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 31 October 2003 | 20:48 EST
Sandtrooper Steve needs some help:
"Hey Troopers, I have been searching the internet for some time now to find a Stormtrooper Mini Helmet by Riddell. I've tried ebay, but can't seem to find one or have been outbid. If there is anyone out there that can help me obtain one of these it would be much appreciated."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 20:18 EST

25% OFF Holiday Sale. Enter KEBCO25OFF as your coupon code.

Pre-Orders do not qualify for the 25% OFF. IN-STOCK items only. Sale starts at midnight on Oct 31st, 2003.

Please be sure to enter KEBCO25OFF as your coupon code when you checkout. The coupon code will be available at midnight on Oct. 31st, 2003. If you do not enter the coupon code you will not get the 25% OFF.

The 25% OFF Sale will run from midnight on Oct 31st and continue until Dec 10th. All In-Stock items will be 25% OFF. Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, MOTU, McFarlane, Lord of the Rings and more. Get an early start on those Christmas gifts. Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 19:51 EST

STAR WARS: We've opened a pre-order for Unleashed wave 7 and 8. Wave 8 figures are not officially announced yet, but Wave 7 has Chewbacca, Luke X-Wing, and Clone Trooper. The Holiday Yoda figure is now in stock for $24.99.

DREAMWAVE: More than Meets the Eye #7

PRE-ORDER TRANSFORMERS: A new exclusive Astrotrain pre-order has been listed. This is for the purple and tan repaint exclusive version from Japan for $49.99. Don't miss out on the BT-01, BT-02, Smallest TF's Wave 2, Micromaster Landcross, Masterpiece Prime and the #11 Astrotrain, #12 Minicar pre-orders.

TRANSFORMERS: A variety of sold out items have been restocked: Sunstorm HOC, Re-Issue Sixshot, Smallest TF's wave 1, Re-Issue Sideswipe #07, and the first Takara Re-Issue Prime (which is on the vintage section of the site)

More new items.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 31 October 2003 | 19:01 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
"I went to the Suncoast video store in the Gurnee Mills Mall (Gurnee, IL) and they had the Deluxe Clone Wars figures. They had Durge with swoopbike, Clonetrooper with speederbike, and the Jedi army 3-pack. That's all for now. Happy Halloween!"
Thanks for the news Dennis, and sparing me the tour of the entire North Shore as well as every other toy line I don't collect! Thanks man, you're a great Trooper. Your no nonsense 'get to the point' tips make it easy to see whether I need to jump on my Dewback and ride out!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 18:28 EST
Sandtroopette Donna reports:
"Hi Troops, Donna from devastated So Cal. My thoughts and prayers to all fellow So Cal troopers who have been affected by the Fires, especially Jedi Dom with whom I have traded recently.

"The only new item I have found within the last week was at TRU. They received the Hoth 4-pack with the corrected unbroken horn tauntaun. Thanks to Jedi Dom for hooking me up with the Red Clone 3-pack but I am still in need of the Green Clone 3-pack. I still have a Yellow 3-pack to trade or let me know what you want for it. Also, on a non-SW trade, I have the Chase Trevor Hoffman in Camo jersey sports pick that I would like to trade for either Jerry Rice in 49er jersey, Terrell Owens in variant white jersey, or Jeff Garcia in variant red jersey. If interested in either trade, please e-mail me. Happy Hunting to all!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 31 October 2003 | 18:22 EST
Sandtrooper RH2 reports:
"Hello fellow troopers, it has been a few months since I posted last. My toy run through Jacksonville, FL today landed me the 2nd wave of Clone Wars figures: Mace Windu, Asajj Ventress,Obi-wan Kenobi and Durge at the Wal-Mart at 103rd street. I found remnants at three other Wal-Marts as well. At the Targets I saw The 1st wave of Clone Wars figures plus the Padme secret wedding wave again. All 5 Targets have the A-Wing Fighter, but no sign of 12-inch Leia on speeder. Only 1 of the 5 Targets still carry the deluxe multipacks, making it extremely hard to complete my set at retail. Is this happening at any other Targets across the country?

"Toys 'R' Us had the newest wave of Unleashed figures (Emperor, Luke and Obi-Wan). They also had the 1st series of Clone wars and the Padme secret wedding figure wave as well. Kaybee toys got in the 2-packs but no ARC troopers were left, just Yoda and Anakin. They also received more old saga figures. I am sending out a call for help from my fellow troopers. I am in need of the green trim as well as the red trim 3 pack clone troopers. I also need the new deluxe sets of Jango Fett (Flying) and the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force action). I have 2 extra sets of Clone Wars wave 2 MOC figures plus White, Blue and Yellow clone troopers to trade as well. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. MTFBWU"


Posted by: Steve | 30 October 2003 | 23:16 EST
Another red ARC trooper sighting
Hey Troops, I stopped by Wal-Mart today and they had restocked the Star Wars section again. Much to my surprise, there was the red ARC trooper hanging there. Sorry, only one left. I just read about this variation for the first time yesterday, and now there is one on the pegs here in Lafayette, IN! I can't believe Hasbro managed to sneak this one by us. When was the last time they managed to get a figure all the way to the pegs without us seeing it on the internet months before it hit? I am amazed. For you variation hunters, there were also plenty of Yoda's with the corrected lightsaber handle.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 21:50 EST
Clone Wars and more at D & S Sci-fi Toy World:
We have the new Clone Wars Durge, Asajj Ventress, Mace, Obi-Wan Wave In. Also got back in Action Fleet Gunship Wave and some older Unleashed.


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 21:37 EST
Sandtrooper Jedi Dom in the Woods of Wisconsin reports:
"Hey Troops, did a little hunting this morning and found that TRU must have finally gotten a new delivery. They had factory chase Padmes and library droids, Unleashed Anakins, Maces, and Dookus as well as hailfire droids and 12-inch Luke and Tauntauns. Target had 1 Yoda and Chian, which I bought, and the usual Clone Wars ARCs, Yodas, and Anakins. They also had the Command Gunship and both sets of the Council and the War Room. That's the news from East Central Wisky."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 21:32 EST
Sandtrooper Sithryan reports:
"Greetings Fellow Troopers! Found Asajj Ventress and Durge this morning at Target in Boise, Idaho; and red clone packs, Durge with Swoop, Trooper with speeder bike, Yoda and Chian, and Padawans at KB toys. Lots of toys hitting now it's a good time to be a collector. Let's just try to make it a bad time to be a scalper by keeping up the trades!! MTFBWY!!!"


Posted by: Steve | 29 October 2003 | 21:29 EST
Area report, Lafayette, IN
Hey Troops, I stopped by Wal-Mart today. They had the new wave of Obi-Wan, Mace, Durge and Asajj Ventress in stock. This marks the first time I have seen these at retail, although I have seen reports from all over the country that they are showing up. Toys R Us also had the Unleashed Luke wave and the Hailfire Droid and Geonosian Starfighter.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 21:16 EST
Sandtrooper Drizzit in the Woods of Wisconsin report:
Redmen Club"I just wanted to send in this store report from Wisconsin. I just found a case of new Clone Wars basic figs at my Wal-Mart. It contained four Obi-Wans, four General Mace, and four ARC troopers. The case was crushed as though someone sat on the whole case. The odd thing about this find was that all the ARC troopers have red trim instead of the blue. I have never seen this mentioned before. I will send in a photo later today when I get home. Does anyone have any more info on these red ARC troopers?"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 20:38 EST
Sandtrooper Raja with a Power of the Bay report:
Don’t Let People Fool Ya!"Jay, I received an e-mail from 'ebay' stating I need to update my account for no reason or they will suspend my account:
    'Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using ebay in any way. this includes the registering of a new account.'
"I knew it was a scam and e-mailed ebay and this is what they had to say below. Let the ebay collectors know man."
    'The email you reported did not originate from, nor is it endorsed by, eBay. We have investigated the source of this email and have taken appropriate action. You may rest assured that your account standing has not changed and that your listings have not been affected. Thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received. Your vigilance helps us ensure that eBay remains a safe and vibrant online marketplace.' - eBay SafeHarbor Investigations Team
Thanks Raja, and, Troops, these e-bay mail forgeries are something that haven't gone away, so protect yourself and don't let this tragedy happen in your home.

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 29 October 2003 | 10:21 EST
Sandtroopin' "SOLAR Rai" slaps on the 45 Sun-Block and reports:
"Along with the BIG solar flare, here is a BIG MD report: Just thought I'd pass along another report for the ol' troopa-doopa sandtroopas. Took a ride to Annapolis Mall (Annapolis, MD) to get some photos and decided to do a little toy shopping. KB*Toys has finally reopened, and I was welcomed back by the woman who let me root through all those SW cases to find the two Ephant Mons hiding within all those many moons ago. At first, I hadn't noticed what had been remodeled, but then I noticed the wood floor, and altered store fa�ade. I was also informed that the shelving units were new. Anyway, they didn't have much other than the typical SW clearance fodder. Other toy lines of note (at least to me), were LOTR Armies of Middle Earth (of which they seem to have received the most recent waves of figure multipacks and horse & riders, like mounted Ringwraith #2, Legolas & Gimli on horseback, and Orc & Warg #2, also Haldir with Elven Archers, etc). They also seem to be carrying McFarlane's Twisted Land of Oz figures for those interested in such things. There's plenty of clearance fodder in terms of McFarlane Toys. There's also a bin of clearanced action figures up front by the door.

"KB*Toys is also in cahoots with Sears for Christmas, so Sears at the Mall has some space set aside for toys, though it's mostly the stuff that KBs can't or don't care to carry (leftovers basically), but that's no reason not to check it out. If I recall, the few toy aisles are somewhere near the treadmills and lawnmowers. Babbage's at the Mall has little in the way of new toys, but both Matrix and T3 toys have been marked down from $12.99 to $9.99. The T3 boxed set there was $19.99 as opposed to $24.99 everywhere else I'd seen it up until then (so maybe they are beginning to think about clearancing that stuff). They also had some marked down Spawn figures, Shadowrun Duel, and Marvel Legends figures.

"Electronics Boutique (also at the Mall) didn't have all that much. They seem to deal almost exclusively in McFarlane Toys these days, and mostly Sports Picks at that (there are plenty to be had there). They also have some other stuff (like 12-inch Tortured Souls figures), maybe some Simpsons, Soul Calibur II, and DragonBallZ (if memory serves). Oh, and one Rizzo the Rat from Palisades' Muppets line. Nothing here to really to catch my eye otherwise, though.

"Sam Goody, which is near EB, usually has some interesting stuff. They had some of NECA's A Christmas Story, Gremlins, and Hellraiser Series I and II figures there. Before, it was McFarlane who set the standard for sculpt and paint application in the toy industry, but these toys from NECA look every bit as good if not better than McFarlane's stuff. Nice to know that other companies are stepping up to the plate. Their Matrix toys are now on 25% off clearance, probably to make room for the next series that's coming out soon. If anyone's seen the new feature on McFarlane's website, they'll know we are bound to get some really nice new statues *ahem* figures (27-inch Sentinel, Morpheus, Niobe), but also some real stinkers (Smith really disappoints, in opinion, he looks like the Lord of the Dance). I was really hoping for figures of more minor characters, but don't really see this line going beyond this next series. Anyway, there's always something interesting (and overpriced) at Sam Goody.

"GameStop near the Mall has marked down their Matrix toys to $9.99 as well. Their clearanced and 'no shelf space for these toys' bin has returned. Crowded around (and under) the bin are several McFarlane boxed sets. They didn't have any price reduction or % off stickers though. Not much going on here.

"In the less than 36 hours since I last visited TRU in Annapolis, they seem to have gotten in some good stuff (all of which promptly left the store before I returned apparently, examples include LOTR:ROTK figures which were scant Monday morning, and also what I postulate to have been a new case of The Matrix toys, no Twins, obviously, grumble grumble). Anyway, they still had plenty of other stuff. They got in what looks to be like 30 or so Unicrons. Like I said before, new LOTR:ROTK stuff which also included 11-inch talking Gollum &Smeagol, more rotocast figures (Aragorns and Legolases this time). They still have their supply of Armored Trolls, and now seem to have some more horse & rider sets. Spawn 23 figures are now marked down to $5.98, along with the Star Trek Nemesis and Enterprise Broken Bow figures. For 1:18 diecast freaks, they had Beanstalk Group's Ford F150 and GTs, albeit in 'build it yourself' format, $15.99 for a non-pre-built GT is a really nice price ($19.99 for the F150). Reviews of the pre-built versions have been extremely positive (if not gushing). I'm not much of a Ford fan (poor customer service has plagued them for years and years), but these are nice models (can't wait to see the 2005 Mustang GT concept that's coming out any day now). As for Star Wars, well, they had fewer of the Clone Wars figures there than I saw last time. Otherwise, stuff doesn't really seem to be moving. Well, that's pretty much the lowdown. Hope all's well out in troopaland. Peace!"

Posted by: Spiceowan | 29 October 2003 | 7:52 EST
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 29 October 2003 | 0:00 EST

Holiday Edition Yoda has arrived, and restock of Unleashed Wave6, AotR Clone Wars figures, and Swoop & Speeder Bikes.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 28 October 2003 | 23:43 EST
Sandtrooper Leif reports:
"I finally found Coleman Trebor in a Va Beach Kmart. And, check out this ebay Lego Auction - 50 Sets. Found this collection on ebay. 50 Lego Sets. Huge BIN $1250.00. Any new collector need an entire set?"


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 28 October 2003 | 12:07 EST
A lil Halloween strip:

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 28 October 2003 | 11:18 EST
Sandtrooper BIG BOY John reports:
"Hey fellow troopers, I have an extra clone trooper 3-pk with the yellow clonetrooper for trade. The only thing I need is a set of the clones two packs since I am a firm believer in trading cost for cost, I'll pay the difference. E-mail me, thanks!"


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 28 October 2003 | 9:20 EST
Sandtroopin' Rai wiff' da' latest MD toy sitcheeation:
"Target in Bowie, Maryland sold out of their Hailfire Droids awful quick, and there isn't all that much in the way of new SW figures (though they did get in a couple of cases of Endor Bunker Han, Mynock Hunt Chewie, and friends - mostly Red Clone Troopers). Looks like they are starting to get their Chrismas stuff in. I saw scads of TMNT and Power Rangers. They also had a 1:6 scale Humvee with a 12-inch GI Joe figure hanging out inside (that sucker was huge). I wonder what they did with all those Unicrons.

"TRU in Annpolis has some Imperial Forces and Bounty Hunter multipacks (a dwindling supply), and lots of 12-inch figures. Looks like they've also gotten in the Yoda, Anakin, and ARC Trooper Clone Wars wave. I wonder if they will get in the Spawn 24 and Matrix McFarlane stuff? For the last waves of those respective toy lines, TRU was not initially one of the vendors on the 'Where To Buy' list, so I bought them somewhere else, only to find them at TRU about two months later for less money. After that, I checked the 'Where To Buy' lists again, and wouldn't you know, TRU had shown up where it was not to be seen before. I guess it makes sense. Why would McF want to screw places like GameStop, EBGames, and Suncoast by saying that TRU will carry their product as well? Then people like me would just wait for it to come out at TRU where I know it will be much cheaper ($12.99 vs. $8.99 for Spawn 23 is a big deal). Anyway, LOTR fans may find a lone rotocast Aragorn figure, as well as some horse and rider sets and the big Cave Troll figures. Also looks like they are starting to get in some of the Armies of Middle Earth figure packs. Overall, not too much new there.

"For all the Marvel Legends Fans out there, TRU in Annapolis (MD) got in some X-Men boxed sets with the Exclusive Rogue figure. $40 a pop ($8 per figure) seems kinda pricey. I remember (back in the day) when I was able to pick up a hyper articulated Spidey for $4.99. And when I was your age...!"

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 27 October 2003 | 22:46 EST
Sandtrooper 'Trooper Larry' reports:
"Work was weird. Some dude was on drugs or something, and walked into the office, and stared at the ceiling for like 10 minutes. The owner called the cops, and had the dude arrested. It was really weird. The rest of the day was pretty boring though, until I found the new Clone Wars Asajj Ventress, Mace, and Obi in Mentor, Ohio. No Durge though. Absolutely awesome find. Other than that, nothin' new."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 27 October 2003 | 21:39 EST
Sandtrooper So Cal Jedi Dom Reports:
"I wanted to extend my thought and prayers to everyone in the Southern California area who has been directly and indirectly affected by the wildfires. After having lived out in So Cal for all 28 years of my life, I have never seen it as bad as it has been. I have seen many wildfires in my lifetime, but to have nearly every county in So Cal on fire, is upsetting and very tragic. I grew up in San Diego, and to have friends lose their homes and many others have theirs threatened, including my in-laws, cousins, and parents, I can only ask that everyone pray that no more homes or lives be lost. Be sure to thank your local emergency personnel for the job that they do. Though the fires have consumed more than 800 homes, these firefighters have saved thousands more.

"Just thought I would send a couple of shout-outs to two troopers who I have had made great trades with in the last week. First, Troopette Donna for SoCal who traded a yellow trooper 3-pack for a red one. That was able to complete all 5 3-packs. Thanks again Donna for a great trade. Also, Trooper Dom from Wisconsin for an Unleashed Mace Windu. He has helped me fill in a few gaps in my collection. Thank you too!"


Posted by: Tyler | 27 October 2003 | 20:13 EST
In Stock Now at R2Dtoys
Durge w/ Speeder Bike �12
Clone Trooper w/ speeder bike CLONE WARS version �12
Unleashed Slave Princess Leia �13
Unleashed Darth Vader w/ removeable hemlet �13
Holiday C-3PO & R2-D2 �20
Faytonni �6
WA-7 Waitress Droid �6
Emperor Throne Room �6
Luke Tatooine Encounter �6
Darth Vader Death Star Clash �6
Snowtrooper �6

Coming this week:
Holiday Yoda �13
Clone Trooper 3-pack with RED clone trooper captain �14
12" Princess Leia (Boushh) w/ Light-up Han Carbonite
pre-order all 3 right now !!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 27 October 2003 | 20:07 EST
Amanaman Dan is rolling out as planned:
Hey Troops, Amanaman Dan has been very busy working on his latest work called "Cobra Chemical Factory" which is near complete. His Padawan now Master, Zargon is leading the way on this project showing Dan a thing or two. Here is a sneak preview shot #3! Keep it tuned to this S.C.A.L.P. Channel! We'll keep you informed.

I’m stuck in Folsom Prison!

Posted by: Steve | 27 October 2003 | 19:57 EST
Area Report Lafayette, IN
Hey Troops, I stopped by Target today. They had in stock the Clone Wars Yoda, Anakin and ARC Trooper. There were at least 8 of each of these on the pegs. Also, they had a couple of the Hailfire Droids and Geonosian Fighters. Finally, they had plenty of all four varieties of cinema scenes. I know these are getting to be pretty common around most of the country, but this is the first time I have seen these kind of numbers here in Lafayette.

Posted by: Steve | 27 October 2003 | 19:54 EST
Area Report, Toledo, OH
Hey Troops, I was in Toledo this weekend visiting the family. Target on Alexis had the Padme wedding wave as well as Aayla Secura wave. I saw multiples of each of the figures. They also had the Hailfire Droids and Geonosian Fighters. The strange thing, not a single Lord of the Rings figure.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 27 October 2003 | 19:13 EST
Test Drive Obi-Wan or Mace Windu Limited Edition Lightsabers:
Hey Troops Master Replicas is now offering the Mace Windu Limited Edition as well as the Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Edition Lightsaber on installment plans or take the test drive where you can examine the product before you purchase it. The nice part is if you really don't like it you can return it! Don't forget to register for a chance to Sand Francisco where YOU can take part in the design of a new Master Replica product and tour the facilities at Master Replica HQ. Every dollar you spend is one entry for the drawing. Check out Master Replica today for some of the greatest Star Wars replicas on the market today.


Posted by: Spiceowan | 27 October 2003 | 19:00 EST
Rogue Squadron III at Amazon.com in stock:

Don't miss out on possibly the best Star Wars release of the year!

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 27 October 2003 | 10:31 EST
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 26 October 2003 | 20:56 EST
Sandtrooper 'Trooper Larry' reports:
"Here's a small post for you. I found the new Geonosian fighters, Hailfire droids, older 2003 figures, and the remnants of the Luke, Sidious, and Obi Unleashed waves at TRU in Mentor, Ohio."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 26 October 2003 | 19:59 EST
Sandtrooper Erich Fritz reports:
"Hey Troops, Erich Fritz here with a heart-wrenching decision. It seems that my wife and I are going to be separating for a while and I need to liquidate much of my collection. I have quite a few items that are rare and several items that are not so rare. If you are interested in the lot, make an offer, otherwise you can contact me with your want list and I can get back to you on what I'd like to get for each item. Just use the heading 'SW Figs' in the e-mail. You guys and gals are the greatest and I will still be checking in with any info I have on new items arriving. Thanks and here is my list."

All of you in Trooperland needing anything Erich is offering, contact him because Erich is one of the good ones out there. Good luck Erich, from all your friends here at Sandtroopers.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 26 October 2003 | 19:25 EST
Sandtrooper Jorge Perez reports:
"Hello! Jorge Perez from Boston. Stopped by Walmart and Target in Natick and they had tons of 2003 Saga figures, including library droids, Padme chase, Padawans, Aayla, red droids, Officers and rebel soldiers, etc. Also, Walmart had a Saga TIE Bomber in a beat up box for $28. Hope this helps. I'm still looking for clone 3 Pk Red, Yellow and Green and newer figures from WA wave on. Have for trade Clone Wars 2PK and a Trash compactor scene. Peace: JP."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 25 October 2003 | 21:08 EDT
S.C.A.L.P. TV Movie of the Week - 'Dom and Dommer'
Starring: Jedi Dom in the Woods of Wisconsin, and So Cal Jedi Dom in the Land of Sunshine
"Hi Troops, I just want to put the word out that So Cal Jedi Dom is a great trader. I've traded with him a few times and am always completely satisfied. Just got an Unleashed Yoda from him in mint condition. Other than that, it's getting colder in East Central Wisconsin and there is nothing to report on SW finds. MTFBWY" - Dom, dsollitto@new.rr.com
Brothers in Arms, Fair and Square, True Trooper Trust, United We Find

Posted by: Spiceowan | 25 October 2003 | 13:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
"I spotted the Clone Wars value packs for $5.99 at the KayBee in the Gurnee Mills Mall (Gurnee, IL), this morning. A fellow collector saw the dealer from Wisconsin buy a couple of them. They're finally showing up here. Hopefully they'll get some more to meet demand. There were only 2 pegs full of them, mostly Anakin & Yoda with a few ARC troopers. The Gurnee, IL TRU had Hoth packs with the correct (unbroken horn) Tauntaun. That's all for now, later."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 25 October 2003 | 13:19 EDT
Federation Toys in Kane Co. Illinois this Weekend:
On a more local front, Federation Toys' site is down and will be back up on Tuesday. If any of you Troops are in the area for the Kane County Toyshow in St. Charles, Illinois, I would recommend the minimal cost, and check out the show. I attended last spring and it was a great haul for me. For more info on this show click here for details.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 25 October 2003 | 12:20 EDT
Autographica in the U.K.:
Hey Troops, I have received word about some Star Wars characters signing autographs at an event in the United Kingdom. Autographica will be held in Coventry, England. The date is November 22-23. For more info on the show click here for details. The following will be appearing:

Dermot Crowley - General Crix Madine
Gerald Home - Squid Head (Tessek), Mon Calamari Officer
Tim Dry - Whipid (J'Quill), Mon Calamari

Thanks to Sandtrooper Dean for the heads up!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 24 October 2003 | 20:19 EDT
A Day LONG Awaited - Words from the Master:
"Jedi Master Perez, Toms River, NJ, jedi05@aol.com. Greetings Fellow Sandtroopers! It's been a few months since I last posted but I have a good one. KayBee Toys on Rt 70, Cherry Hill Mall, has special 2 Packs of yellow, blue & white Clone Troopers packaged with Clone Wars Yoda & Clone Wars Anakin. These 2 Packs are just $5.99. They look great! Still looking for Coleman Trebor, Asajj Ventress, Clone Wars Mace & Durge. Are these figures out yet??? Feel The Force!"Good Morning! Nice of you to drop by Master Harry Perez, we've been expecting you! Master Perez is one of the great Troops out there in Trooperland and was one of the pivotal people to get me, the General, involved with Sandtroopers.com with his great trading and selling HTF items to me at cost. Let me answer your question, Master, with another question, the more important question: "Is Hasbro stil making these?" Actually, Coleman is out in Wave 13, whilst the other three figures are Clone Wars basic Wave 2 coming soon to a scalper's nest near you! Feel the Force, and UNIFY!

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 24 October 2003 | 16:36 EDT
Sandtrooper Jerry Hertz needs the troops' help!
"I just found a Star Wars Simon Game for my son and it doesn't have any instructions. I wondered iwhether any of the troopers out there might be able to run me a photocopy of the instructions. Thanks in advance!"


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 24 October 2003 | 14:22 EDT
Sandtrooper SoCal Dude reports:
"Just an observation over the past few days from a scorching hot SoCal. Plenty of Hoth 4 packs have been hitting local TRUs with the non-broken horn Tauntauns. Wondering whether anyone across this great land has had the same observation. One more thing, if anyone has an extra Holiday C-3PO and R2-D2 from last year they wouldn't mind parting with, I can do a trade or even purchase it outright. Thanks fellow Troops and keep up the Good fight! OUT!!!"


Posted by: Steve | 23 October 2003 | 23:50 EDT
Sale and new items at Yestertoys
Hey Troops, I talked to Tom at Yestertoys, and they are having a sale as well as some new stuff in stock. They have the 12" Leia with speeder bike and the latest Unleashed wave with Boba Fett (these should be posted on the site on Friday). He is also going to lower the price on the Imperial Forces 4-pack to $15 each.
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 23 October 2003 | 20:16 EDT

KEBco Toys has added several new 2003 Saga items for Pre-Order. Including: new Unleashed figures of Chewbacca, Luke X-Wing and Clone Trooper, new Ultra figures of Wampa, General Rieekan, C-3PO, Jabba the Hutt and Bomarr Monk, new 12-inch figures of Jawa 2 pack, Garindan and Classic Obi-Wan and three new basic 3.75 inch figures of Jedi Luke, R2D2 with Drink Tray and Jewa with Rig 4.

Ask about the "One of Every Figure" Club in which you can buy one, two, even ten of each figure at $5.99 per figure. Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 23 October 2003 | 19:50 EDT
Sandtrooper Jowa6 reports:
"The new waves have landed in Austin, TX. At all Targets I have seen the WA-7 wave and AotC Clone Wars figs. I have also seen these figs at the Wal-Mart in Round Rock and Mega-lo-Mart in Arlen. TRU on I-35 has Hoth 4-packs, Anakin and Dooku Speeders and earlier waves like the Throne Room Luke wave. I have also found a variation of the AotC Yoda, I have searched high and low for another, but no luck. The common Yoda I have seen is the one with the short lightsaber handle, like the way it is pictured on the back of the card. The one I have has a handle that extends another handle length and is painted silver. Has anyone else come across this variation or is it just a fluke. Would like your thoughts. MTFBWY"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 23 October 2003 | 19:38 EDT
Sandtrooper Sithryan reports:
"I need assistance! My last request went unanswered for the Red and Yellow clone packs, so I'm upping the ante. I will pay $20.00 each, if shipped priority mail for the red and yellow clone army packs. That should work out as cost plus shipping plus 5 bucks extra for each (they must be C-9 or better). Also, I traded with Kevin Roberts (onebigk@aol.com) and my item was received in excellent condition! Kevin is a great trooper. Someone please help me with my Clone packs!!! Thanks much."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 23 October 2003 | 19:24 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi Hitch reports:
"Hi Troops! It's been some time since my last post but I've found some good finds in the Spokane Valley area here in Eastern Washington.

Walmart: Clone Wars Yoda Wave as well as some more Aayla wave.

Target: New Deluxe packs such as Durge w/ Speeder, Red Clone 3pk, and the Clone w/ Speeder. They also received the exclusive A-Wing as well as the other non-exclusive vehicles (note on the A-Wing: They are on the top shelf on the other side of the aisle - if you look at the Star Wars section and then turn around you should see them).

Toys R Us: They are swimming in the Clone Wars Yoda wave. They also have the Hoth 4pk as well as the Obi-Wan/ Luke/ Sidious Unleashed Wave.

Kmart: They actually got in the Waitress Droid wave as well as the same Deluxe packs mentioned in the Target section.

KB: Nothing worth talking about except for the Playskool Falcons they got in.

Shopko: They got in more of the Spider Droid and Super Battledroid Builder Deluxe figures.

Fred Meyer: They had the Jedi 3pk as well as the Yellow Clone 3pk.

Also, for those of you who live in the area and are familiar with White Elephant (local toys/sporting goods store) I found the Unleashed Leia and Vader without helmet for $12.98 each. Not bad if you don't mind the fact that they mark their prices with a permanent marker on the front of the package. Well, that's it for now. Take care Troops!"


Posted by: Spiceowan | 23 October 2003 | 17:47 EDT
Area Report: Run for the Border
Hey Troops, hit a few stores up the last few days. The only thing shaking is new Clone Wars Figures at the Target in Waukegan, IL, with all three common ones in stock. No A-Wings or Leia on Speeder Bikes as of yet. Gurnee, IL TRU has some remains of the Screen Scenes leftover and a few Han Hoth Rescue to join the rest of the Lott Dods warming up the pegs. The Wal-Mart in Kenosha, WI has been getting Clone Wars singles (no more value packs!?!) and some of the later Saga figures: Ashla & Jempa, Barriss, Aayla etc., with what seems like weekly shipments. I have yet to find a Hailfire Droid around here, seems that is "U-Man's" latest target. Mr. Unemployment, someday perhaps you will find a real job instead of making your living beating people to the toy store and expecting a profit from it. The legions of S.C.A.L.P. Troopers are forming and you may want to learn to draw Binky or something! Some of these guys are real nasty Hombres. Other than that, seems like the drought is over and I'm looking forward to the coming months when toys are the forefront of shipping and receiving. Good luck to all you great Troopers. Kick A$$ and take names!

Update: I regret to inform the Troops I have a prior engagement and will NOT be at the Kane County Toy Show this weekend. Federation Jim will have to keep my Rum and Coffee warm until the next show!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 23 October 2003 | 12:48 EDT
Force of the Bay: Hit and Run
I decided to take on a mission of S.C.A.L.P. recon at ebay, and what a great week it is for the rare and unusual. This item is neither, but for those of us who are more Tim Allen rather than Bob Vila. What a great way to display your collection, Ulta who? I am not a collector of pre-school items but if you were, the bay is the place for you. Every time I visit I always see something really cool that would look good in my collection. From the famous Uzay bootlegs to the most obscure Power of the Force items. There is very little I have seen in price guides etc. that I haven't found at ebay much cheaper! Occasionally you get the suckers that think they will retire off one listing, but for the most part you can find the means to cut them down. Seriously, you can find just about any hard to find Star Wars collectible in the package 24 hours a day. So whether you're looking for the whole thing, or just the finishing touches, I guarantee you will find it. Many times you will find something that makes your jaw drop and wonder how anyone could spend that much for one loose action figure. Our friends at Cloud City Collectibles have done it again. Remember Troops, please exercise caution at ebay, research the people you are doing business with via feedback checks. Good luck to you in your finds. Kick A$% and take names!

Special thanks to Amanaman Dan for showing me the 8k plus Boba Fett! I can't afford it either Monwell!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 23 October 2003 | 0:39 EDT

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Repainted Beast Man, Repainted Trap Jaw, Two Bad, Whiplash, Evil Lyn, Fire Armor Skeletor and many other MOTU items are in stock.

DREAMWAVE: Quite a few new comics have arrived - GI Joe & TF's crossover #2, Armada #16, G1 volume 2 #6, War Within Dark Ages #1 and many other comics and lithos are in stock.

There is much more, plus MotU and recent Star Wars:

  Boba Fett - Pit of Carkoon
  Anakin Skywalker - Secret Ceremony
  Trapjaw Repaint
  Beast Man Repaint
  Two Bad
  Mer-Man Repaint
  Tri-Klops Repaint
  Skeletor Repaint
  Trap Jaw


Posted by: Spiceowan | 22 October 2003 | 17:21 EDT
Sandtrooper SoCal Jedi Dom Reports:
"I have some items to trade and need some help out there. I have most everything that is current, however, I am trying to fill some very large gaps in my collection. I have the following to trade:Coleman Trebor, Wat Tambor, WA-7, Emperor, new Unleashed Boba Fett and Unleashed Han Solo.

"Unfortunately, my needs list is rather small. I am looking Saga Janus Greejatus, Bail Organa, Padme Lars Homestead, Ayy Vida, Elan Sleazebaggano, Obi-wan Outlander, concept Stormtrooper, Acklay, Unleashed Slave Leia, Toyfair Vader, 3-3/4 inch Han with Tauntaun, Holiday 3PO & R2, and Holiday Yoda. Hopefully someone out there can show a bit of altruism and help out a fellow collector. Drop me a line. Good luck out there."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 22 October 2003 | 0:11 EDT
New NJO review posted
Hey Troops, I finished The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes. This was his third book in the NJO series, and in my opinion his best. And that is no small statement, before Prophecy, Conquest (Keyes first NJO novel) had been my favorite. Fans of Corran Horn will be happy to see that not only is he back in the story, but he is one of the major characters! Those of you looking for more stories about Han, Luke and Leia may be a little disappointed as they have only small roles, but I was ecstatic to have some 'freshness' pumped into the NJO. There was plenty of character development in Prophecy from some characters we haven't seen much of lately. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. For more information, check out my full review.

Posted by: Steve | 21 October 2003 | 23:03 EDT
SANDWATCH - 'Droids Defeated by the Men with No Names'
SANDWATCH’S FOURTH COMING"This is going to be really cool if they can keep us happy and keep bringing out good products like Jedi Knight Army packs." - If only Hasbro could figure out a way to stop the retool invasion, these are a heck of a start. My Crimson brother Lord Spiceowan flew solo in this edition of SANDWATCH, and reviewed the Jedi Knight Army 3-pack from the ongoing Clone Wars multipack series. In a series devoted to recolored upon recolored Clones, why do they give you a three pack of generic Jedi? Oh I get it, you have to have some good guys get killed right?
What in the blue hell is THIS?!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 21 October 2003 | 22:52 EDT
"Jundland Wastes Terror" Diorama by ACPin:
Crowd ride at Mr. Bungle concert"The group of Jawas surprise the R2 unit with their stun blaster. Helpless and immobilized, the R2 unit gets carried away from the rocky pass of the Jundland Wastes and into the Sandcrawler. This is in response to numerous requests about the previous diorama 'Jundland Wastes Danger' that was left unresolved. So I went back and shot the continuation of the scene." Check it out at ACPin SW

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 21 October 2003 | 21:54 EDT
Sandtrooper SoCal Dude reports:
"Greetings again from a sweltering 100 degree SoCal! Spotted a 12-inch Lando in Skiff Disguise (very nice sculpt), 1 Hoth 4 pack with broken horn Tauntaun, and 1 Bounty Hunter 4 pack as well, at the Burbank TRU as of this morning. Burbank Target was practically bare of figs, sans the typical peg warmers numbering a total of 3! Burbank K-Mart was hopelessly the same. Hope the rest of you fellow Troops have better luck! LATE!!!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 21 October 2003 | 20:57 EDT
Sandtrooper Boba-Brett reports:
"Boba-Brett here with my latest finds. I found Geonosian fighter, CW Anakin & Yoda, 12-inch Princess Leia on Speeder Bike, and for me it was a special find - a Dexter Jettster with insert all at Target in Rocky River, Ohio. MTFBWY!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 20 October 2003 | 21:44 EDT
Sandtrooper Steven Peacock reports:
"I am in need of the Yellow and Green Clone War Trooper 3 packs. I have a Blue 3 pack available to trade if anyone is interested. I also have Stormtrooper Builder sets, a 12-inch Ki-adi-Mundi, and a Saga Clonetrooper with Speederbike."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 20 October 2003 | 21:30 EDT
Have it your way Kathy Craine
Allentown, PA South 4th Street Big Kmart received a case of Clone Wars Multipacks/Deluxe figures today. They had 2 Durge with Swoop Bike and Du-Rag (Durge is a Lucas driven anagram for durag), 2 red eyed Clone with snap-on armor, speeder bike, and Clear eyes bottle, and one red Clone Trooper pack. Masters of the Universe Ram-Man, Syklone and Buzz-Off are now on the pegs there again, and four Unicrons buckle the top shelf.

KB in South Mall across from Burger King got seven, yes, seven more cases of Summer '02 product, this time bringing a few Endor Rebel soldiers with Venus shaver to the wall of bunker buster Hans and Obi-Wans with headband. EB Games in the same mall did get in the WoS Simpson diorama 2-packs, but the Lehigh Valley scalper swooped in and snatched them all, along with the NFL 6 variants that KB got in. The SE PA card-bender and his apprentice have not been seen in the area. Their remains are rumored to be hanging in Burger King's cold storage freezer smelling of chicken juice.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 20 October 2003 | 21:29 EDT
Sandtrooper JimsJedi reports:
"Jimsjedi here from Massachusetts. Finding pretty much everything up to date, except the Yellow and Red Clonetrooper 3 Packs. It's good to see a selection of newer figures every time I go into a store. I don't collect the LOTR figures, but do keep an eye out for the hard to find ones. I have both Eowyn in Armor, and Prologue Bilbo for trade. Both are MOC. Please check out my wants list in the trade section. Thanks."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 20 October 2003 | 21:04 EDT
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 20 October 2003 | 20:35 EDT
Sandtrooper Powermaster Optimus Prime in the OKC reports:
"Hello I just found a new Toy store in Oklahoma City. They carry lots of action figures but have more Transformers and Star Wars than anything. They are on 10th & Countyline road in NW OKC 787-0186. Prices are lower than the other collectible store in town."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 20 October 2003 | 20:03 EDT
Images Reloaded:
Hey Troops, we have added ARC Trooper and General Yoda to the Images Section as well as a few previews down the side of the front page. Enjoy!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 19 October 2003 | 23:35 EDT
Mutual of Omaha's AISLE KINGDOM with Sandtrooper Lin Que:
"Lin Que here with a long overdue Midwest Report. The newer stuff is starting to become more and more common. I walked into an Omaha, Nebraska Wal-Mart a few days ago and saw the SW restocked with Coleman, Padme, and Barriss. The Clone wars are here with all the first wave being pretty common. No sighting of Clone Wars three packs however (the only thing that seems to hang around are those God-awful droid launcher). Yesterday at Toys 'R' Us I saw the new Unleashed wave (Luke, Obi, Emperor) and the reissue gold card wave. I picked up a Luke Skywalker but it was bent to high hell. If anyone sees an extra Durge or Clone on Speederbike please let me know. I'll be happy to pay/trade for it. Here are my trades: Evil Lyn, Twin Two, Eowyn in Armor, Chase Whiplash, Emmit Smith in New Jersey, and Teela. All are MOC. I really need some help so if someone out there can help it would be appreciated."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 19 October 2003 | 19:37 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna reports:
"Hi Troops, Donna from So Cal here. Wanted to say 'Thanks' to our very own Jason for our recent trade. On the toy front, TRU has gotten the Unleashed Obi, Luke and Emperor. Wal-Mart has the single carded Clone figures. I still see A-wings at Target, but the 12-inch Leia with speeder bike are very hard to find now. My best score was two 3-packs with yellow clonetrooper at KB. I am looking to trade for either a green or red 3-pack. If interested, please e-mail me. Happy Hunting!"

Thanks back at you Donna! For those who don't know, Donna is one of the best out there in Trooperland. Thanks for being a Troopette the General can count on!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 19 October 2003 | 17:41 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna reports:
"Hi Troops, Donna from So Cal here. Wanted to say 'Thanks' to our very own Jason for our recent trade. On the toy front, TRU has gotten the Unleashed Obi, Luke and Emperor. Wal-Mart has the single carded Clone figures. I still see A-wings at Target, but the 12-inch Leia with speeder bike are very hard to find now. My best score was two 3-packs with yellow clonetrooper at KB. I am looking to trade for either a green or red 3-pack. If interested, please e-mail me. Happy Hunting!"

Thanks back at you Donna! For those who don't know, Donna is one of the best out there in Trooperland. Thanks for being a Troopette the General can count on!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 19 October 2003 | 16:42 EDT
Sandtrooper Onebigk reports:
"Lots of Clone Wars Yodas, Anakins and ARC Trooper showing up everywhere form Toys 'R' Us, Target, KB, Wal-Mart, and Meijer stores. Durge with swoop bike and clone trooper with speeder bike at Target and the Miejer stores on the north side of town. Clone Wars hailfire droid and Geonosian Starfighter at Target at Easton and Polaris, Ohio. 12-inch Leia speeder bikers at Target as well as the A-Wing fighter.

"Anyone still looking for the Holiday edition Yoda, I got mine from Action-hq for $17.95 with $5.00 shipping - arrived in good shape and no subscription necessary, got two 3 pk clone troopers with red clone trooper for $19.99. I am looking for the new 12-inch Yoda and Biker Scout - if you have one for sale or trade email me."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 18 October 2003 | 22:30 EDT
Unleashed at KB Online:

Star Wars Unleashed: Luke Skywalker

Hey Troops over at www.kbkids.com they have Star Wars Unleashed: Luke Skywalker as well as Star Wars Unleashed: Darth Sidious and Star Wars Unleashed: Obi-Wan Kenobi. They also have clearanced the R2-D2 Interactive Astrometric Droid to $69.99 if you felt it was worth that to have a robot bring you a beer!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 18 October 2003 | 22:08 EDT
Sandtrooper JC reports:
"More coming into Western New York this week. Dexter's favorite waitress has been making an appearance this week. This new wave has been seen at the Target stores in Kenmore & Niagara Falls and also at KB Toy Works. Target stores this week also saw the first shipments of the Durge deluxe figures. I was under the impression that packed with this assortment was the red Clonetrooper 3-pack, but I can confirm first-hand that this is not the case. More Jedi Knights come in this case assortment. Also, more Geonosian Starfighters & Hailfire Droids at Target & TRU.

"The one-time internet exclusive A-wings were at Target last week (12 of them), but are now gone. If anyone's still looking for these, check on the top shelves in the toy dept., not necessarily in the Star Wars area. Finally, TRU in Niagara Falls has gotten in the Unleashed series with Sidious, Obi-Wan & Luke. These are the first unleashed figures I've seen in the area since before last Christmas.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who responded to my request for the Drew Bledsoe McFarlane NFL series 6 figure. I have been able to obtain the common one (blue shirt/white pants), but I am still looking for the chase version (white shirt/blue pants). Along with many SW figures to trade, I also have a ROTK Prologue Bilbo as well as Eowyn in armor. Feel free to email me & we can work out a trade."
- John


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 18 October 2003 | 19:06 EDT
This just in from Brian's Toys!
"Brian's Toys has just posted their latest Newsletter #225 Visit our Newsletter at NEWSLETTER
Saga 3 3/4" figures are now in stock! Buy the latest Saga cards Padme Lars Homestead, Fan Choice McQuarrie Stormtrooper, Imperial Dignitary, Bail Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi Night Club, Elan Sleazbaggano Night Club, and Ayy Vida.
Saga Holiday Edtion Yoda - In Stock!!!
Over 40 new AFA Graded figures have been added to our vintage AFA section.!!! More Vintage AFA to be added during the week.
Vintage SW 12-Back C-3PO AFA 85, Price: $699.99
Vintage SW C-3PO (Takara Sticker) AFA 80 12 Back-A, Price: $499.99
Vintage SW Hammerhead AFA 85 20 Back-G, Price: $599.99
Vintage ROTJ Yoda (Brown Snake) AFA 85 77 Back-A, Price: $399.99
Vintage SW Tusken Raider AFA 80 12 Back-C, Price: $349.99
Clone Wars Durge has arrived in, get one today these figures are moving fast!
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Asajj Ventress, Price: $16.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Asajj Ventress, Price: $15.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Durge, Price: $19.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Durge C-7/8, Price: $19.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Mace Windu, Price: $14.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Mace Windu C-7/8, Price: $13.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Obi-Wan General, Price: $11.99
Clone War 3 3/4" Carded Obi-Wan General C-7/8, Price: $10.99
Also buy your Halloween masks this week for the holiday.
Episode I Don Post Darth Maul Mask - No Box, Price: $4.99
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Many More availible on our News Letter!
G.I. Joe Palisade Mini Busts Flint, Price: $39.99
G.I. Joe Palisade Life-Size Snake Eyes Head - IN STOCK! Price: $299.99
G.I. Joe Palisade Resin Statues General Tomahawk - IN STOCK! Price: $89.99
Transformers Hard Hero Megatron Statue - Pre Order - Winter 2003, Price: $139.99
Transformers Hard Hero Optimus Prime Statue - Pre Order - Winter 2003, Price: $139.99
Transformers Palisades Optimus Prime Statue - Pre Order - Winter 2003, Price: $149.99
Simpsons Toyfare Exclusive Boxed Glow in the Dark Radioactive Homer!! C-8/9 Price: $180.00
Visit our Newsletter for these listed toys at NEWSLETTER Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore.
Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys"

Posted by: Spiceowan | 17 October 2003 | 20:27 EDT
Sandtrooper So Cal Jedi Dom Reports:
"I have come across a few extra Saga figures that I am looking to trade or sell. I have Padme Wedding Dress x 2, Wat Tambor x 1, Coleman Trebor x 1, Emperor x 1, WA-7 x 1, Aayla Secura x 1. The Coleman is about a C-8+, with some dings and creases on the bubble only. Otherwise, everything else is C-9+. I am in need of the Clone Trooper 3-packs of all-white clones and Yellow trooper 3-pack. I am also looking for any of the 7 newest wave of figures to be released which would include Bail Organa, Stormtrooper, Elan Sleazebaggano, etc. E-mail me with any offers to trade or buy. If I have none by Sunday I will return Monday. Good luck to everyone with their searches!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 17 October 2003 | 20:22 EDT
Discounts Until December 15th at TOY FELLAS:
Christmas comes early, receive discounts until December 15th. Take 10% off all orders or 15% off all orders $30.00 or more or 20% off all order $90.00 or more (excluding shipping).

New In Stock!
Star Wars Clone Wars ARC Trooper, Anakin, Yoda, Durge with Swoop Bike & Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike. Palisades Toys G.I. Joe Flint Mini Bust $34.99, McFarlane's Sports NLF Series 6, Simpson's Busts $29.99 each, Star Trek Busts $30.99 each. Star Wars Scene Packs Wave 2, Saga Basic Figures WA-7, Wat Tambor, Darth Vader, Lt. Dannl Faytonni, The Emperor, Coleman Trebor, Asjla & Jempa, SP4- & JN-66, Luke Skywalker & Transfomers Unicron.

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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 16 October 2003 | 22:56 EDT
Sandtrooper jawasjunk reports:
"Hi, This is the first time I am writing to sandtroopers as I have been a reader for just about 1 year. I have collected all the Star Wars licensed Kubrick and have noticed that the carded kubrick luke is on epay. That piece is highly sought after in Japan as I have learned from one of my friends in Japan who helped me collect all of them with the exceptions of the unlicensed and chases. These are hard to get and rather cool looking retro carded. I'd just like to say before you buy from ebay, make sure you are buying from someone who actually knows something about what they are saying in their description. e.g.:

'It is a NEW and SUPER RARE Japan Exclusive MEDICOM Kyoto National Museum Star Wars Exhibition exclusive Carded LUKE SKYWALKER that was sold exclusively in the Museum Shop in Kyoto National Museum.'
- or -
'This Kubrick is only available at the art of star wars exhibition at Kyoto National Museum in Japan on 24 June, 2003. NOT FOR SALE and FOR INVITED GUEST ONLY.'

"The figure was offered online for purchase directly through Medicom but you need to have a Japanese address. In other words, no foriegn address. Word is they did offer it for one day at the Kyoto Museum, but later offered it online. Take Care."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 16 October 2003 | 22:42 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C reports:
Dateline: TRU Invasion.   "Well, I went to TRU in Northern Alabam after work this evening and found a ton of stuff. Here is a quick run down: Emperor wave, and Clone wars wave (they had about 10 ARC Troopers). This isn't related to Star Wars but Hasbro has reissued the a G.I.Joe vehicle form 1988. The Mobile Command Center. It is very nice and huge. It has a price tag of $59.99. Take care all."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 16 October 2003 | 22:41 EDT
Sandtrooper Ahawk12 reports:
"Well My local TRU put out a little bit of new stuff this morning. They had the new Clone Wars Deluxe Durge and Clone Speederbike. Also to note in that case there was a Jedi 3 Pack. Also, they put out some Clone Wars Wave 1 basic figures, the Halifire Droid and Geonosian Fighter. The also restocked with the Luke, Obi, Emperor Wave of Unleashed. My local Target has not put out anything new this week. Last week they put out Wave 1 of Clone Wars figs. Also the A-wing and 12" Leia with Speeder. My Wal-Marts are slowly putting out some older '03 stuff like the Aayla Wave and earlier. Not much else to report. I hope that the stuff keeps going onto the shelves. MTFBWY."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 16 October 2003 | 22:05 EDT

STAR WARS: Unleashed Wave 6 Single figures and Set of 3 are now in stock. Yoda, Han Solo, and Boba Fett continue this great line from Hasbro - some of the best figures yet!

GI JOE: The new Ninja Showdown - Snake Eyes vs. Stormshadow has arrived and the new Flint Bust is now in stock, as well as Hawk Statue and Life Size Snake Eyes Bust. Quite a few Built To Rule vehicle kits with figures included have also arrived.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: We've received a fairly small shipment of the new villains assortment including repainted Mer-Man, Skeletor and Tri-Klops. Evil-Lyn has also arrived along with more TrapJaw.

SPORTS PICKS: The new 12" NFL Series 1 Sports Picks have arrived - 12" versions of Brett Favre, Emmitt Smith, Ricky Williams and Jerry Rice. More NFL 6 figures and variants have also arrived.

TRANSFORMERS: Micron Legend Booster Boxes (listed on the main TF menu and the Armada Menu) These cases of 24 contain normal minicons along with a few exclusive minicons only available in these cases. We have restocked a few items after doing an inventory count - including: Heroes of Cybertron wave 3 and 4, Smallest Transformers wave 1 and various re-issues. More Myclone Wave 3 figures have arrived and are on sale for $49.99 per box or $429.99 per master case. Japanese Armada MC-14 Overload has arrived.
    There are many more new arrivals as well, read more.
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Posted by: Julian H. Betancourt | 16 October 2003 | 21:19 EDT
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE - Sandtrooper Observation
Our good and innocent Stormtrooper Botany 500 wrote with excitement:
    "I didn't know they were releasing a Greedo on the new gold card but I managed to pick up two. I was wondering whether they are a Target Exclusive since that's where I bought them. How rare are they and what is the value? Is Hasbro releasing figures and not telling us keeping it a secret? Because if so, I like it, the feeling of finding a figure you didn't even think existed. Thanks. Anyone willing to trade, I've got an extra one, get back."
Our crack team has made a victorious comeback after being dispatched in a ferocious mission looking for proof on this find. We are committed to further proceed with this investigation until we accomplish an ... (Sorry Botany 500), arrest.

Botany 500, I know you weren't given the conclusion of our investigative effort and it is now, you will read about this for the first time. I'm afraid the final notes of our search might affect your emotional state of mind at this point, taking away happiness and bringing in depression. But remember, there is always hope and we are not alone. We want to believe!

As of right now, we kindly ask you to take a few deep breaths, find your store receipt and return your two "Saga Greedos" We are sorry to tell you this but as the gathered results of our in depth team investigation will further show, returning the figures is in your best interest. Please, read:

October 16, 2003
Federal Bureau of Sandtroopers Investigations (FBSI)
5150 Dewback St.
Desert 6, Tatooine OU812
File # : 3156
Subject: Investigation on Bottany 500 Saga Greedo Find
    a) There was a Greedo indeed inside the new gold striped Saga card.
    b) The Saga card was that of Lt. Dannl Faytonni.
    c) Card and blister were in excellent condition other than ... (see D).
    d) Right and bottom sides of blister were sliced with precision.
    e) A perpetrator used sophisticated equipment to remove original figure.
    f) Original figure was replaced with POTF2 Greedo.
    g) Blister was re-attached to card using UGS (Unidentified Gooey Stuff).
    h) We have created a criminal profile on this event and will compare notes with others.
    i) Late night talk show radio host George Noorey has been informed.
    j) Expect a special program to air in Novtober on "Coast to Coast A.M."
    k) We were able to get in touch with The Flikhincubanos. They've promised a full report on their own investigation in a similar case.
    l) The Flikhincubanos will post pictures soon after they overcome the symptoms of the huge hangover they've got after watching the Marlins win.

    Crack Team 357
    Head of Investigations Commander J. H. Betancourt

This completes the full report on our investigation. Thus, as you all can see, what you see is not always what you see. What you see might be the sophisticated and professional work of "The Switcheroo Bandit"

Hopefully the Flikhincubanos will give us a helping hand, showing us a further view within their own investigation, and providing sufficient evidence to narrow down our search.

As a last note, we advise any troopers out there to double check your finds and make sure they haven't suffered the attack of this kind of individuals. Remember Hasbro will always tell us, sooner or later, what is going to be offered.

PS: While visiting Botany 500's hometown, please do not stay at the French Motel "Le Roach" ... they really honor the name!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 16 October 2003 | 19:46 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
"I picked up an ARC Trooper at the Waukegan, Illinois Target this morning. There were only 2 left when I was gone. At least they're finally showing up in this area. They also had Clone Wars Yoda and the usual '02 & '03 figs. Same two Green Clone Wars Jedi Starfighters and many Battle Droid Launchers as well. That's all for now."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 16 October 2003 | 1:04 EDT
Win a trip to Sand Francisco with Master Replicas:
Hey Troops over at Master Replicas they are now offering the Thermal Detonator Signature and Limited Editions. What a great way to get Carrie Fisher's autograph without standing in line and wasting away an event? The detonator is shipping in November. Also they are offering a trip to Sand Francisco to take a tour of the Master Facilities and even give input on their products, plus a secret behind the scenes preview of upcoming products. If you think you can hang, click through and check it out!


Posted by: Spiceowan | 16 October 2003 | 0:13 EDT
Images Reloaded:
With great pleasure I accepted the challenge of picking up the pieces of the 2002 Images section here at Sandtroopers vacated by Gen. Vaughn. With his departure and our Ace 1 photographer and co-founder George Collazo there was a void left here for quite some time. General Jason and I decided to take a break from Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews to rebuild the Images for 2003. The original concept is still there however I did my best to 'Spice' up some of the Action shots and blend in new and older figures. I did the best I could to make Uncle George and Count Vooku proud. Hope you all enjoy as much as I did when putting the section together. I'd like to thank Gen. J with the never-ending assist, as well as Sandtroopers Chicano Dom, Matt-Large of the Racine, WI Techno Union and Jim at Federation toys for assistance in locating the goods! I will do my best to keep up with new figures. But now to the good part, we will be back on the attack A.S.A.P. with Sandwatch real soon. United We Find!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 15 October 2003 | 14:21 EDT

KEBco Toys has added several new Case assortments for Pre-Order.

Including : Kit Fisto Clone Wars wave, McQuarrie Storm Trooper wave, Luke Hoth wave, Luke Jedi wave, both new Ultra waves, more Army Builder waves, Chewbacca Unleashed wave and Garindan 12 inch wave.

You can find all of these cases and more. When buying 2 or more cases please be sure to select the discount price. More individual figures will be listed this coming week.

Ask about the "One of Every Figure" Club in which you can buy one, two, even ten of each figure at $5.99 per figure. Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 15 October 2003 | 14:15 EDT
Stormtrooper Botany 500 reports:
"I wanted to know whether you guys have seen the new Greedo because no one has said it's been sighted, but I picked one up. It's weird, I didn't know they were releasing a Greedo on the new gold card but I managed to pick up two. I was wondering whether they are a Target Exclusive since that's where I bought them. How rare are they and what is the value? Is Hasbro releasing figures and not telling us keeping it a secret? Because if so, I like it, the feeling of finding a figure you didn't even think existed. Thanks. Anyone willing to trade, I've got an extra one, get back."

A crack team of Sandtroopers led by Julian H. Betancourt has been dispatched to give a Sandtrooper Observation on this matter.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 14 October 2003 | 21:30 EDT
Flikhincubanos Mountaineers Sandtroopers Register their Disgust!
"Hello, the Flikhincubanos are VERY, VERY, VERY upset this time. Although, now it has nothing to do with another collector's post directly but rather towards the stupidity, lack of common sense and mediocrity of some so called 'commentators' or 'answer givers' around this spiderless WEB.

"Our anger has almost made us puke after reading some retarded comments by those self proclaimed 'Knowledgeable people,' you know, those giving answer to questions sent in by collectors traveling into another dimension or out of the hobby for the last 50 years.

"Our blood is boiling to the point that last time we took our temperatures the thermometers' mercury fillings reached the end of the line and cracked them opened and WHY??!!! We'll tell you why! Simple and clear:

Gotta love what the Troopers are doing!

"As collectors we feel at rage, angry and disappointed to see how we have been segregated, put aside, thrown in our own little 'reservations,' just like the native Americans.

Is it fair after all these years of collecting, after all these years of shelling out mega bucks and supporting Hasbro and the Star Wars line to make auctions for the JMP where only a few can benefit?

NO, NO, NO, NO!!! Don't get us wrong! Hasbro doesn't owe us anything. After all they are a business and we are simply, consumers. BUT, BUT, BUT the problem here deals with a new illness Hasbro is spreading out called "The Triple U Shake" (Unfair, Uneven, Unfriendly Shake) abbr. "UUUS."

"... 'What do you mean' - you may ask. 'What are you talking about?' We are talking about auctions conducted or geared to ONLY three kind of people: Dealers, Army builders or yes, that is right ... Scalpers!

"C'mon how many people can actually come up with 5000 Jedi Points, just to start up an auction? How many people can actually win auctions whereas in the case of Kitik Keek'Kak the final result is way over 13,000 JMP? AND ... weren't we told by Hasbro a few months back that the auctions weren't going to include any non-released items? So WHY IS THE SECOND WAVE OF CANTINA FIGURES BEING OFFERED FROM DAY ONE????

"Now we hear 'rebellious' commentators, 'answer givers' licking Hasbro's boots and saying that the auctions are the 'hottest thing' around?? GIVE US A FLIKHINCUBANO BREAK!! Hot to whom? Hot to those that have amassed 1,000's of points, hot to those that are stealing JMP from stores (we've found quite few castrated packages, missing the points) and hot of course to those with a close connection to the big H who are benefiting from spreading out what it isn't true and giving a false sense on how the collecting community feels about the auctions.

"We have spoken to tens of collectors here in the Orange/Banana Republic of Miami, Florida, and, every single one of them look at the auctions as a simple joke, as something unreachable, out of their league. THIS IS THE TRUE SENTIMENT OF THE MAJORITY OF THE COLLECTING COMMUNITY, MISTERS 'KNOW IT ALL!' This is what most of the people are letting others know in the forums. So WHY come up with front page articles or give answers to angry collectors where all you talk about is how 'well thought out and fantastic' these auctions are?

"We are collectors, we are loud, we are passionate and we say what we need to say when is needed to be said if the shoe fits. In this case the shoe not only fits but it is also oversized 6 numbers! These auctions are nothing more than a ridiculous and well orchestrated game, where only a few have, are, and will get the goods. The rest of us can only sit down and watch! Why the auctions in the first place? How many collectors out there went crazy and cut out JMP from boxes only to realize now, they have a box with a hole, decreasing value of your collectible and a FLIKHIN USELESS CARDBOARD PIECE!

"The Flikhincubanos advice to those of you set between a rock and a hard place, those with just 2 or 3 thousand Jedi Master Points ... SELL THEM! ... TRADE FOR THEM! But, BY THE HALF DEAF SHARK IN LAKE TIKIKAKA, ... GET RID OF THEM! Big chances are you'll get more out of a trade or getting some 'moolah' for these insignificant cardboard squares, than waiting to see if by any remote chance you'll have a chance at one of these auctions. Of course (joke inserted here), there is the possibility of you bidding on a couple of lightsabers for that 3 3/4" Anakin that's looking so naked without them.

"As for our good-bye this time, after venting out all this steam ... well, we now relax, rest our 'ashes' on our recliners, open up our bottles of Lizard Rum, spark up the Mega Doobie Cuban Cigars and say:


"Until next time ... (Oops! We think we stole this last line from someone) ... Oh, well!"

Is the Extensive Poll #8 ballot box being stuffed by the subversive and outspoken band of collectors known as the Fliikincubanos, or are they just saying what everyone else is thinking. Come on, say it, you know it, and it feels so good.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 14 October 2003 | 20:26 EDT
Sandtrooper Boba-Brett reports:
"Boba-Brett with an area report from Rocky River, Ohio. I could only make it to the brand new Wal-Mart Super Center where I found Emperor, WA-7, Padme Wedding, Dannl Faytoni, Baby Jedi, Yoda & Chian, Wat Tambor, Coleman Trebor, Aayla Secura, Barriss Offee and that's about it. AWESOME! Congratulations to my friends Bill & Cheryl on their marriage. That was the best wedding I've ever been to. You guys are awesome friends! MTFBWY!".

Bill and Cheryl put the 'family' back into this hobby. What we really need to do is add their wedding cake as a Holocron entry. Here's to many happy years together guys!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 14 October 2003 | 15:16 EDT
Force of the Bay - Scavenger hunt from Hell!
Hey Troops, disgusted with what to do with my Jedi Points I decided to invest my money in some vintage Kenner products at ebay. At one time I had this bad boy with in my grasp but I did not meet the reserve. The only reason I decided to show here was because the reserve is that low! If you just can't wait for the old back stock Hasbro Auctions get it for near shelf price at ebay. The seller sounds like my kind of guy. The other thing you just can't avoid is finding a true gem. The not so common made common. That particular seller had some amazing items up for the taking and I'd highly recommend a look. For new collectors it is a great way to clean up if you don't want to catch Anklegrabber Comics' high premiums. For some of us it is that one I missed. For Troopers like Jedi Master 'C' it is the one we all dream of! So regardless of what you are searching for, head for a place that knows how to get auctions done right. Sandtroopers.com does not endorse or authenticate any of the goods featured here. Please research the sellers you do business with. Good luck to you Troops Kick A$% and take names.

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 14 October 2003 | 9:52 EDT
Sandtroopin Rai sweeps the MD toy scene:
"I did do a little toy shopping this weekend (even if no purchases were made) on the way up to NYC. Well, actually, I 'arranged' for a bathroom break at the TRU in Christiana, Delaware.

"There I was greeted by Dooku and Anakin Speeder / Swoop bikes (something I'm not used to seeing around here), Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan, and Jedi Luke Unleashed figures (another thing I didn't see much of here), and the now seemingly not-so-hard-to-find Bounty Hunter multipacks. Some other unsual stuff I noted was the 12-inch rotocast Aragorn LOTR figure as well as the 11-inch Golum / Smeagol. Also found were Predator Mez-Itz from Mezco. Not used to seeing those in a TRU.

"Once in NYC, the only toy shopping I did was at the Exoticar Model Company on Park Ave. No Star Wars or action figure related stuff there, obviously, but I was in automotive heaven. If you're ever there, it's worth a look-see. It's just a few blocks from Grand Central on the ground floor of the building located at 280 Park Ave facing 48th. Mmmmm... AutoArt. Actually I did visit a few toy shops, but none had any SW stuff (though my cousin in-law's hairdresser did offer to cut my hair for $20). Well, enough of that. Take care!"

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 13 October 2003 | 23:13 EDT
Sandtrooper Ozziehihorse reports:
"Hi Troops! I have a 12-inch Gamorrean Guard for $15, a KB TIE Fighter for $15, a Deluxe Clonetrooper with Speederbike for $13, and a Playskool Fast through the Forest for $5. If you buy all 4 items SHIPPING IS FREE!"


Posted by: Steve | 13 October 2003 | 23:00 EDT
Still more new stuff from Yestertoys
Hey Troops, Yestertoys has added the Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike as well as both cinema scenes to their Clone Wars section. They also still have Yoda, Anakin and the ARC Trooper, as well as Durge and the Clone Trooper Army with Red Clone. Click the link below to check it out.
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 13 October 2003 | 22:18 EDT
Sandtrooper Corporal Punishment reports:
"What's up troops, I finally scored big at Target in Highland, Indiana on Friday, I got the A-wing fighter, there were 20 of them up on the very top shelf (19 now). It looked like they were just put out that day, all nice and neat. For figs I got the last Clone Wars Anakin, Yoda and ARC Trooper. Looks like things here are starting to hit the shelves, and I noticed that the pegs had another row added for more figs. There were 2 now there's 3. Thanks. Semper Fi."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 13 October 2003 | 22:00 EDT
Sandtrooper Aaron Thompson reports:
"Here is a report from New Orleans, Louisiana. Finally found something new!!!
    Target - Padme Wedding, Yoda and Chian, Baby Jedis
    TRU - Several destroyer droid launchers and older SAGA figures
    Wal-Mart - Lots of individual Clone Wars figures from the first wave
    K-Mart - Several destroyer droid launchers and older SAGA figures
"I'm still looking to trade or buy a Clone Trooper 3-pack with the Green Clone. I have the Clone War Value 2-packs and a Yoda & Chian with a mildly bent card up for trade."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 13 October 2003 | 21:53 EDT
We received our shipment of Clone Wars Figures Wave 1 and Clone Wars Multi Figures Packs Durge with Swoop Bike, Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike & more Jedi Army Packs. New In Stock!

Clone Wars Wave 1 Basic Figures:
  ARC Trooper $9.99
  Anakin $6.99
  Yoda $7.99

Clone Wars Multi Figure Packs:
  Durge with Swoop Bike $12.99
  Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike $12.99
  Jedi Army Pack $14.99


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Posted by: Count Matchew | 13 October 2003 | 17:55 EDT
Cloud City will be receiving 7 new Saga Figures this week! They are:
    Ayy Vida Twilek
    Bail Organa
    Elan Sleazebaggano
    Imperial Dignitary #1
    McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper
    Obi-Wan Courscant Nightclub
    Padme w/ cloak & Tatooine base

In addition, we have added the following 12" dolls to www.cloudcity.com for pre-order in limited quantities. They are expected to ship in late November, months before most other dealers will receive these.

    2 Jawas

Also, Cloud City has received confirmation from Hasbro of our second shipment of the following 12" dolls. Most are sold out with other retailers so reserve yours today! Expected to arrive from Hasbro in early December.

    Biker Scout
    Ewok 2-Pack
    Lando Skiff
    AT-ST Driver
    Han Solo

Visit www.cloudcity.com today!
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Posted by: Darth Crypt | 13 October 2003 | 8:41 EDT
This just in from Brian's Toys!
"Brian's Toys has just posted their latest Newsletter #224 Visit our Newsletter at NEWSLETTER
Saga Unleashed Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Yoda EPII are now In Stock!! priced at $29.99 ea.
Pre-order the the soon to be released new line of Attakus collectible statues. Scheduled for release in November / December are Han Solo, Jawa, Salacious Crumb, and Clone Trooper. More to be availible for pre-order soon!
Clone wars packaging for toy light sabers now include Darth Vader saber, Luke Jedi saber and Yoda saber. Priced from $24.99 to $29.99.
POTF2 Hamilton Collection plates have been reduced in prices.
Also the vintage Jawa sand crawler, Droids side gunner, and Droids A-wing fighter have all been reduced in price.
Visit our Newsletter for these listed toys at NEWSLETTER
Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore.
Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys!"

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 12 October 2003 | 23:32 EDT
Sandtrooper Erich Fritz reports:
"Hey troops, Trooper Erich Fritz here. I have been pondering the selling of some of my Star Wars items. Well, I've finally decided to go ahead and do it. I have two original paintings that I've done. The first is entitled 'A Master and an Apprentice' it is 18 x 24 inches. It is airbrushed acrylic on canvas board and is the only one of it's kind. I'm asking for $85 unframed and $115 framed. It is the one with Lord Sidious and Maul. The second is entitled 'Destiny is Written in the Stars'. It is the one with Anakin and Vader's helmet drawn in the stars. It's another airbrushed acrylic painting on MDF and is only available unframed. I'm asking $65 for it. Remember that these are both one of a kinds and would be a great addition to any serious collector's collection.

"I also have some very rare carded figures that I'm thinking of selling. I have over 400 figures, so listing them all is a bit much. If there is something in particular that you are looking for send me an e-mail and I'll get back to you about whether or not I have it and am selling it. Just entitle you're e-mail 'Star Wars Figures.' Thanks and good luck with the collecting."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 12 October 2003 | 18:27 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C reports:
"Hey guys, a few months back I pre-ordered the Deluxe sets of Durge with Swoop, Clone Trooper with Speeder bike and the Clone trooper 3 pack with the red Trooper. I just got these for 40 bucks and they came in excellent shape. If anyone is in need of an ARC 2-pack, I have an extra one. Take care."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 12 October 2003 | 12:17 EDT
Federation Toys News:
Hey Troops Jim at Federation Toys has let me know they have the new Holiday Yoda In Stock as well as some Saga Figures you may have missed out on. Some notables were the Imperial Officer and Rebel Trooper. More is on the way. They also have Saga A-Wing and TIE Fighter Exclusives in stock and shipping. Available for Pre-Order are the Master Replica Jango Fett Blasters, Leia Thermal Detonator, Emperor Cane and Clasp, and the long awaited Luke and Vader F/X models.

Also, Federation Toys will be at the Kane County Toy Show at the Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois (Randall Rd. and Rte. 64). The date is October 26th from 8 am to 4 pm. Admission is $6 and parking is free. I will be at the Federation Toys booth handing out Sandtrooper S.C.A.L.P. propaganda and invite any Troops in the area to come check us out, hang out and help promote United We Find!

Posted by: Spiceowan | 12 October 2003 | 11:50 EDT
New Arrivals at K & C Collectibles:
WA-7 – Dexter’s Diner #28
The Emperor – Throne Room #30
Lt. Dannl Faytonni – Coruscant Outlander Club #29 – very limited supply

Geonosian Starfighter
Hailfire Droid
Armored Assault Tank

Back In-Stock:
Coleman Trebor – Battle of Geonosis #24
Wat Tambor – Geonosis War Room #23
Padme Amidala – Secret Ceremony #22
Barriss Offee - #12
Ashla & Jempa - #16
Yoda & Chian #15
Aayla Secura - #11
Princess Leia Organa – Imperial Captive #26
Han Solo – Flight to Alderaan #27
Darth Maul – Theed Hanger Duel #25

Pre-Order: The deadline for pre-orders is October 22nd
Clone Trooper Vinyl Figure by Koto
Scout Trooper Mini Bust

Geonsian War Chamber (#1 of 2)
Jedi High Council (#1 of 2)
Geonsian War Chamber (#2 of 2)
Jedi High Council (#2 of 2)
The Battle of Hoth 4 Pack includes: R3-A2, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Tauntaun
Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike
Darth Tyranus's Geonosian Speeder Bike
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Posted by: Spiceowan | 11 October 2003 | 19:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Chicanodom Reports:
"Went out around Hemet, CA this morning, and I do have to say I did have a little luck. Of all places to find anything, I found the new deluxe Durge and Clone Trooper 3-pack with RED clone. They did not have the Clone trooper with speeder, but I am sure someone got to it first. My local Target had the remnant of the WA-7 wave, with a lone Faytonni hanging. I also saw the Padawans 2-pack and a few older figs. I went to the local Wal-Mart, only to be surprisingly disappointed. You see, for so long, I counted on this store so many times to come through, and in the past 6 months to a year, I have not seen anything worthwhile. Saw the Hailfire Droids at Targets and TRU's, passed on them for now. I have also seen all 4 of the screen scenes. I am looking for the following and hope someone can help: All-white Clone Trooper 3-pack, Yellow 3-pack, Acklay, and the Holiday R2 and 3PO. I have many things for trade. I have the Hoth Multi-pack, Bounty Hunter 4-pack, any of 4 screen scenes, TIE fighter, Anakin or Dooku's speeders, etc. If anyone needs any of these, and is willing to trade for what I need, please let me know. I can even get Hailfire droids or Geonosian fighters. I really do not need much, just trying to fill the few holes left. E-mail me should anyone be of assistance."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 11 October 2003 | 18:30 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
"I went figure hunting this morning. I only saw Wave 2 of the Screen Scenes at the Gurnee, Illinois TRU. They also had a couple of them marked down for $19.90 because the boxes were crushed. That's pretty much it for now."

I took advantage of that little markdown today, Dennis. Thanks for the hot tip! They had all four sets in stock today at 3 p.m. Over at the Wal-Mart in Gurnee, IL, I took advantage of the markdown on 12-inch Dengar and Imperial Officer for $8.00!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 10 October 2003 | 20:29 EDT
D & S Sci-Fi World New Item and Comic Book Show Info:
Pre-orders are up for all new SW figure waves into 2004.

New Items:
  Unleashed Boba Fett, Yoda & Han
  Clone Wars ARC Trooper, Yoda & Anakin
  Battle of Hoth 4-Pack
  Saga Luke & Vader Lightsabers
  G.I. Joe 3 3/4" Desert Coyote with Double Clutch
  G.I. Joe 3 3/4" Crimson Command Copter
  G.I. Joe 3 3/4" Patriot Grizzly Tank
  Wave 2 of Joe Mission Disks with Figures
  BTR: Smokescreen
  Saga Screen Scenes War Room 2 of 2
  Saga Screen Scenes Jedi Council 2 of 2
  Clone Wars - White Clone Trooper Multi Packs
  Unleashed Luke, Obi & Sidious - Back in Stock
  Anakin & Dooku Speeders - Back in Stock
  Trek Exclusive 3-Pack - Back in Stock

Comic Book Show Info. We will be set up at:
  Portland Comic Book Show
  Sunday October 12th, at the Rose Quarter (Memorial Colliseum)
  10:00am - 5:00pm

We are Booths 177-178 (Northeast corner of the room as you enter North into the hall). Come check us out for lots of great stuff and say hi!


Posted by: Steve | 9 October 2003 | 23:29 EDT
Yestertoys has new items in stock
Tom from Yestertoys let me know they have the A-Wing on preorders for $20 non-mint and $23 mint. Also, the Imperial Forces 4-pack will be $18 non-mint and $22 mint. In-stock items, they have a Clone Wars section with the Clone Trooper Army, Durge, three-pack of Clone War figures (Anakin, Yoda, ARC Trooper), case of 4 each of the figures, Anakin and ARC Trooper.
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 23:17 EDT
New Star Wars and Box Art for Exclusive Python Crimson Guard Bust:
Ahhh, a General Hawk bust!  Now, where is my General J bust?More new Star Wars have arrived including Clone Wars Yoda with Hoverchair, ARC Trooper, and Anakin Skywalker. Durge with Swoop Bike and Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike have just arrived and more of the Jedi Knight Multi-Pack are in stock. More Marmit Sandtrooper Sergeant kits are also in stock. More vintage Star Wars figures have been added to the new vintage menu. The new General Hawk Statue and Life Size Snake Eyes Busts have arrived. The Hawk Statue has very nice detail and the Snake Eyes bust is just plain huge! Our Python Patrol Exclusive Statue now has finalized box art - check it out on the pre-order listing. We've added quite a few loose complete vintage 3 �" Figures to our vintage section as well.

Mega PVC G1 Starscream is back in stock after being sold out for a very long time. More regular NFL 6 Sports Picks figures have arrived as well as a restock of a few of the variants.

Read more and visit BigBadToyStore to view the new items.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 22:21 EDT
Making the World Writhe:
Gotta love what the Troopers are doing!"Starting this week, the Star Wars Jedi Master Points Auction will add one new auction item each day. Instead of introducing new auction items for collectors one time each week, we will add a new item each day for Bounty Hunters like you. To get more information on this week’s new auction items, log-in.

"To participate in the auction all you need are your Jedi Master Points from Hasbro Star Wars products. Participation is open only to registered users of starwars.hasbro.com (and other Hasbro U.S. Web sites)."

Should I suggest to 'Clip and Save Today?' Those of you who didn't blow 1,000,000 points last week may bid six pounds of cardboard away in this week's installment of the great Auction. Vote in Extensive Poll No. 8 above to finish the job.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 21:46 EDT
Sandtrooper BOBB reports:
"Good news from Ohio! Stopped at Wal-Mart this morning and found the pegs loaded with Yoda and Chian, Padme Wedding, the Emperor, WA-7, Barriss Offee, and so on. Good to finally see some new figures out there. On my way home from work stopped at K-Mart, at which to my shock I found the New Durge with Speederbike, Red Clone Trooper Trio, and Newly decorated Speederbike with trooper. I like the army builder idea with different colors but please no more. $44.00 bucks for the four is plenty!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 21:42 EDT
Sandtrooper Starfox reports:
"News from Central Texas. In Killeen the KB Toys had the new Yellow Clone Trooper 3 pack I was told, but when I got there, they were gone. But they did get the Clone Wars Value Packs at $5.99 each and since I missed them at Wal-Mart, I finally got them here. Plus, don't forget the 30% sale on purchases over $30.00. I picked up a new TIE Fighter and 2 of the value packs and only paid a lil' over $31.00 including tax, so basically the figures were all free - Woo Hoo!!!! Anyway, that's all that's new from Central Texas, Starfox signing out ... "


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 12:56 EDT
Sandtrooper Corran Horn reports:
"Corran Horn here. Picked up some more Clone Wars 2 packs in West Virginia at KB. I will trade a full set (all six figures) for any 6 of the following 7: Waitress droid, new Emperor, Lt. Faytonni, Luke repack, Vader repack, Yoda/Youngling, 2 pack Youngling. E-mail me."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 9 October 2003 | 12:52 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna reports:
"Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal here. Patience pays. After hearing horror stories about purchasing SW toys from Target.com, I decided not to order the A-wing or 12-inch Leia with Speeder Bike online. On Wed night, I went by the local Target and found 2 Leia Speeder Bikes and 5 A-wings. Picked up one of each and they were both pretty mint. Be aware that both of these items were found on the top shelf and not even in the action figure aisle. Make sure you go through all the toy aisles. Happy Hunting!"


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 9 October 2003 | 10:23 EDT
Sandtroopin' Rai wiff his latest Toy Rant Bellows:
"Remembering that KB Toys is offering 30% off all purchases over $30 (that includes sale items), I hurried on over to the KB Toy Works in Collington Plaza, Bowie, Maryland yesterday after work. There I found Clone Wars Yodas and Anakins (no ARC Troopers), and various discounted single carded figures and carded figure multipacks (among a bunch of older stuff, 25th anniv. Han / Chewie & Luke / Leia two-packs). They also had Destroyer Droid deluxe packs with launcher. Another thing they had there were the KB Exclusive TIE Fighters. Even though the "pilot pod" (for lack of a better word) is more movie accurate (in spite of those ridiculously undersized solar panels), I still couldn't get excited enough about this to pick one up, even at 30% off.

"Is anyone else feeling similarly distracted from Star Wars? They did have two Playskool Millenium Falcon sets. That to me was far more exciting than the TIE Fighter, but I've always been a sucker for cute childrens' toys. Other stuff I found there was LOTR:ROTK toys (they even had the hard to find Eowyn in Armor, no Prologue Bilbos though). Those Horse and Rider sets begin to sound good at 30% off. Maybe I'll pick one up sometime. I also found (to my surprise) 12-inch Governator Arnie (without his trademark sunglasses -- and at $20, is a much better deal), as well as the T3 boxed set ($24.99 without discount). No variant head 6" figures though. There was also a table surrounded by 1:18 scale die cast cars (with 1:24s on top). I was surprised to find a BMW 745i among them. I think the company that made it (Welly) merely reverse engineered their version from a more expensive high quality model (Kyosho). I also picked up one of the Transformers Armada deluxe sets which were already specially priced at $9.74 (regular price of $12.99). This special pricing was not indicated on the price stickers (I only found out when I went to checkout. I wonder if KB will start doing this "unmarked sale pricing" more often in response to their being sued). Also available were marked down Star Trek Enterprise, Nemesis, and Borg Assimilation figures. They also had a few Soul Calibur II figures.

"Because I wasn't able to find the 6" variant head Arnies at KB in Bowie, it was off to the KB in The Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD (whom I knew had them). There I was able to pick up T3 figures and some stuff out of the 3 for $10 action figure bin (which included Star Trek Enterprise, and Nemesis, as well as a bunch of old McFarlane Movie Maniacs, and 3-D Anime figures). They had a buy one get one free special running on Corgi military and fire fighter diecast vehicles (which look suprisingly nice for their size and price). Not too much exciting otherwise. They still have scads of $2.99 single carded SW figures and some TIE Fighters too.

"I decided that since I was in the mall, I'd check out some of the other stores. GameStop didn't seem to have much new since the last time I was there. T3 toys are marked down to $9.99 and they had all four figures. Other random stuff throughout the toy sections were marked down 30%. They had three newish Final Fantasy figures which supposedly sport lots of articulation (anywhere from 15 to 20 points, if memory serves). Not too bad looking. Very clean, crisp sculpts with decent paint apps. $13.99 seemed a bit steep though. Maybe I'm living in the past. EB Games is running the free LucasArts Gladius figure promotion (a free 'Mongrel Man.' I remembered to check the name this time). Toywise, all else they seemed to have were Muppets minifig and Soul Calibur II sets. Suncoast has gotten in some Peanuts sets. Both Great Pumpkin sets and figures as well as Charlie Brown Christmas sets and single figures (with regular or variant "Caroling" heads) were available. They also had some Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer figures (based on the Rankin Bass special that I'm sure many of us grew up with). They still have a few Muppets Series 5 available, and the best part yet, was I found the Lew Zealand that I thought I'd missed out on. He was face down *under* a rack full of Muppets plush toys (and on 25% off clearance might I add, not to mention dusty as heck). Last stop was Maggie Moo's for some Udderly Cream ice cream (don't let the name fool you, it's actually quite good). As always, take care... Peace!"

"the large 12-inch talking LOTR Gollum / Smeagol is available at
Suncoast at the Columbia Mall. He comes with both Gollum and Smeagol heads (so I assume they're interchangeable), and has two buttons one can push to hear phrases from the movies. He's somewhat articulated. The toy combines traditional upper body articulation with bendy legs."

Posted by: Spiceowan | 9 October 2003 | 1:10 EDT
Not Star Wars but still Pretty Cool:

Give the scalpers the Ram

Also in stock and shipping are
Masters of the Universe: Buzz-Off 6" Action Figure

Masters of the Universe: Mer-Man Evil Ocean Warlord

for $9.99! I myself have been searching for Ram Man for months, thought I'd pass this info on to you.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 8 October 2003 | 23:28 EDT
Sandtrooper Jorge Perez reports:
"Hello Troops! I have a Wal-Mart Value Pack of Yoda & Clone and Anakin & Clone for trade; also have a Death Star Trash Compactor of Chewie and Leia for trade. I'm looking for the Clones 3 pack in Green, Yellow and Red or a Silver Fett in decent condition. Let me know. Please serious traders only. Bests!"


Posted by: Steve | 8 October 2003 | 22:51 EDT
Area Report
Hey Troops, I stopped by Toys R Us in Lafayette, IN. Not much new, but they did have plenty of all four of the new cinema scenes.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 8 October 2003 | 22:14 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi Dom in the Woods of Wisconsin reports:
"Hey there Troops, Jedi Dom here with the Hallmark ornament report: Padme is very cool and possibly the only ornament ever issued with blood on it. That's right, the Nexu's cuts are visible on her back and arm complete with blood. That should make your Christmas merry. Yoda looks a little weird but, hey, he's Yoda. He's holding up his saber in an attack-ready position. And for you Trek fans, T'pol looks great and Archer looks nothing like Archer. A word of warning - ask the Hallmarkians whether you could examine the ornament(s) before buying. The first Yoda I looked at had a black mark on his saber and Padme had a mark on her shoulder. The kind lady at the store I went to let me change those for others saying that I had every right to do that especially considering the price I was paying. I agree. Of course she put the flawed ones back on the shelf. As always caveat emptor. And did anyone notice today's (10-8) calendar page on the Star Wars desk calendar? That's it from East Central Wisky. Master Dom, out."

"P.S. Found Clone Wars Anakin and ARC Trooper at local Wally World."

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 8 October 2003 | 21:10 EDT
Sandtrooper Bobafred reports:
"Bobafred here with a So. Cali Holler! Just spotted the Deluxe Durge with swoop, Clone with white speeder bike & Red Clone 3 pack at Target In Woodland Hills! Clone Wave, Hail Fire Droid, and Geo. fighters are also hitting Toys 'R' Us! Gear up 'cause inventory is plenty!"


Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 October 2003 | 21:00 EDT
This just in from Brian's Toys!
"Now shipping all Pre-Orders for the latest Saga Unleashed Figures.
Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Yoda.
Visit our Newsletter for these listed toys at NEWSLETTER
Many More Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and HeMan Toys at our Webstore.
Visit our Webstore at Brian's Toys!"

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 8 October 2003 | 20:49 EDT
Sandtrooper SoCal Dude reports:
"Greetings again from a warm and sunny SoCal! Screen scene sets 1 and 2 hittng Target stores with a flurry. Went to 3 Targets today and all were 4 deep and 3 high with the sets. ARC Trooper wave was ditto. The Old Town Pasadena Target had 2 Leia with speederbikes and quite a few A-Wings to boot as of tonight. I have the 'older' Ashla & Jempa wave if anybody wants them for purchase or a trade, cards are pretty 'minty-fresh.' I know this is a reach, but if any fellow trooper has an extra Con exclusive blue Clone Trooper mini-bust they wouldn't mind parting with, I have lots to trade, both Star Wars and non-Star Wars related figures and items as well. Just drop me a line. Until next time fellow Troops ... LATE!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 8 October 2003 | 19:25 EDT
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Star Wars Scene Packs Wave 2, Saga Basic Figures WA-7, Wat Tambor, Darth Vader, Lt. Dannl Faytonni, The Emperor, Coleman Trebor, Ashla & Jempa, SP-4 & JN-66, Luke Skywalker.

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Posted by: Darth Crypt | 8 October 2003 | 14:06 EDT
Sandtroopin' Rai reports:
"Target in Bowie, Maryland had some Clone Wars figures (the same three that have been showing up everywhere) and a couple of Cinema Scenes (again, the same as have been showing up around here). And for all the complaining I did that they never got in any Unicrons, they now have thirteen on the shelves (13!)! That seems rather excessive, but then again so was my complaining.

"Then it was off to the Annapolis area ... Best Buy has about a bajillion copies of the Lion King on DVD. I decided while I was there shopping for Star Trek: DS9, Season 5 and Transformers G1 Season 3, part 1 (which apparently is either not out, or sold out -- I never bothered to check the release date, but I thought it was sometime in September) to pick up R2-D2: Beneath the Dome for $5. Lots of fun. There's also an Easter Egg (though I'm sure this is probably old news as this disc's been out for ages) you can find if you highlight "PLAY ALL" and click the right arrow, then press "Enter" on your remote. You'll be treated to a nice photo montage.

"TRU Annapolis didn't have all that much to pique my interest, just the usual stuff. They had tons of Lion King DVDs, which, if you bought there, would entitle you to $5 off any other Disney movie. I didn't ask whether that $5 off could be applied to the $5 reservation fee for Finding Nemo (which, when purchased, gets you a free $5.99 value plush toy), but somehow, I doubt it. That would be too convenient.

"KB Toys at the Annapolis Mall is still being remodeled ... EB Games in the Mall is running a promotion for a Free Gladius monkey-looking- thing action figure (can't remember the official name) with the purchase of LucasArts Gladius game (forgive my imprecision, I wasn't really paying such close attention). They also had the T3 12" Governator Arnie for $24.99, and the boxed set. They seem to be almost exclusively a McFarlane Toys outlet (at least as far as their toy section is concerned). Suncoast-Sam Goody had some of the new Muppet figures in, and it looked like they got in a box of Unreal Universe figures ($14.99 each).

"GameStop near the Mall seems to be reducing the size of its toy section. Or maybe, they are just between large shipments. Nothing exciting here, though those of you still clamoring for the Marvel Legends Elektra figure can find it here. Well, that's about it. Not much in the way of Star Wars news, I'm sorry to say. Don't forget that KB Toys 30% off purchases of $30 of more supposedly starts today."

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 7 October 2003 | 22:09 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster-C reports:
"Hey all, Anyone need a Silver Fett? I have an extra one. Not in bad shape. There is a minor ding in the bubble. The cost $13.50 with shipping from the Fan Club so $13.50 plus the shipping and handling (which I will have to find out). Let me know whether anyone is interested. Thanks."

And there you have it!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 7 October 2003 | 21:49 EDT
Sandtrooper Ian Promises to Only do this Once a Year:
"Imperial Officers' Club 'Episode 38: A Feeling of Deja Vu' (aka. 'Piett's Story'). In this installment you get a clip show!" - Ian Brazee-Cannon

  IOC Homepage
  Episode 38 Direct Link

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 7 October 2003 | 21:04 EDT
Sandtrooper Erich Fritz reports:
"Hey Troops, Erich Fritz here. I have an extra Clone Wars Yoda, Anakin and ARC Trooper if anyone is in need. They are $5.50 each + shipping. Or maybe a trade can be worked out. I need the Jedi Knight Army and Clone Trooper 3 Pack with green and blue variations. I will hold onto them until this Friday. If no one wants them, I'll return them. Thanks and good luck with the collecting."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 6 October 2003 | 23:38 EDT
RED CLONE PACK and More New Items at BBTS:
Click Item to View or Order:
  Swoop Bike & Speeder Bike Set
  Durge with Swoop Bike
  Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike
  Jedi Knight Army
  Geonosian War Room
  Jedi Council
  Clone Trooper Army - Red
  Droid Army
  Destroyer Droid Battle Launcher

  AotR - Set of 3, Yoda, ARC, Anakin
  AotR - Yoda with Hoverchair
  AotR - Anakin Skywalker
  AotR - ARC Trooper
  Lama Su with Clone Boy
  Red Battle Droid - Arena Battle

Also see the Star Wars section at BigBadToyStore for even more.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 6 October 2003 | 20:28 EDT
New at D & S Sci-Fi Toy World:
Unleashed Yoda, Han & Boba Fett in stock, and Clone Wars Wave 1: Arc Trooper, Yoda & Anakin.


Posted by: Tyler | 6 October 2003 | 20:19 EDT
Fan Club Terminating Memberships Early
    Sandtrooper Bobafettshadow with a comment about the all New Fan Club and its online ordering system:
"The Star Wars Fan Club under new management has become meaningless other than receiving a magazine that encompasses Star Wars information and TV series like Buffy the Vampire. My gripe is not the fact that the Fan Club is under new management, but to whom management was given. Being a member of the Fan Club should entitle me to the same privileges as all who are members, but in the case of the Star Wars Holiday Edition Yoda and anything after this I am not. Even though my actual membership expires months later, unless I have a magazine subscription I will not be entitled to the same privileges. This is unfair, regardless of the situation. I ordered a 2 year membership under the old Fan Club, but once Paizo took over the Fan Club and said we will benefit more and add 2 more magazines for the year, I should be entitled to receive the additional magazines, and I was still under my first year when they took management.

"In reading the message about the Star Wars Holiday Edition Yoda, when I signed up for the lightspeed pass I did have a subscription related to my account. But, since I already received my last issue, even though my membership is to expire in 2004, I am not allowed to order anything from the club with lightspeed pass. Here is a portion from this letter:

'Lightspeed Pass holders without a currently active subscription to Star Wars Insider will be able to order starting in early November provided there are Holiday Yoda figures left in stock.'

"Is this fair? I am a Fan Club Member. That is the reason why I registered in the first place. Not to be placed in back of a line. Why should I have to subscribe (PAY) again to get back this privilege? I’ve already paid for 2 yearsand my membership doesn’t end until 2004. Is this what the fan club has become, a magazine subscription? Was the old fan club better? They offered us more as we did have more items to buy online and plenty of club exclusives. Plus every member had the same privileges.

"Thanks for letting me blow some steam. Incidentally, I never received this e-mail. I guess it’s because I am a member of the fan club but don’t have a subscription."

And Sandtrooper Lone Clone sent in this response from the Fan Club:
'When your subscription to Star Wars Insider ends your Fan Club membership ends as well. The Fan Club membership comes free with your subscription, and lasts the same length of time. There's still plenty of time to renew if you go online to our Fan Club website (starwars.paizo.com). If you have any more questions, please email me back. Thanks!' - Mary Franklin; Director of Marketing; Public & Fan Relations; Editor, Bantha Tracks; Paizo Publishing, LLC

Here was his reply to them:
"Thanks for your e-mail, but when I signed up for the membership I signed up for 2 years, which was to terminate on February 2004 based on my records. Considering our e-mail exchanges prior to this issue you stated that my membership is still standing until February 2004, but my subscription would terminate as I only had one more issue. Now you state otherwise. Considering this action to terminate my membership based on a magazine subscription when my original agreement was for 2 years and not 1 1/2 yrs is legally incorrect. Nor was the original fan club based on the magazine subscriptions. Technically and possibly legally when Paizo Publishing "New Publishing Group to Manage the Star Wars Fan Club; Star Wars Insider Expands to Publish Eight Times Per Year" acquired management of the fan club it does with all remaining agreements until they expire. I think this is very disappointing and all members of the Fan Club with the same issues should be allowed to voice their opinion about this.

"Like myself and some others we will not be able to purchase the Holiday Yoda through the process of lightspeed pass even though we paid for a membership until 2004. I continue to purchase as mentioned on my previous email the magazine through other outlets until 2004, as I saw no cause to renew until February 2004. I will be looking into this further and forwarding this matter to all that are concerned."

I too troops have had this same argument with the fan club back in January when they decided to terminate my membership a few months earlier than expected. I see this as a ploy to get more of our hard earned money in order to allow us to purchase the club exclusive Silver Fett and Holiday Yoda. If any of you troopers out there have had the same problem I urge you to not be silent. Please voice your opinion and let the Fan Club know we will not stand for this. You can e-mail Mary here at mary.franklin@paizo.com

This may also be a legal issue for breach of contract. The Lone Clone is looking into this. Remember troops, it was a 1 or 2 year MEMBERSHIP that we paid for and not a subscription.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 6 October 2003 | 18:31 EDT
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Posted by: Darth Crypt | 6 October 2003 | 12:20 EDT
Sandtroopin Rai reports:
"(Rai takes in a DEEP breath like Ace Ventura and spews)I did a little Maryland recon this weekend. Stopped by Target in Bowie and Target in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the only thing that made me take note was a Boba Fett Pit of Carkoon in Greenbelt (bent card though). Greenbelt definitely had more interesting stuff. They actally carry LOTR:ROTK stuff. I also saw McFarlane's NHL series 6 toys and boxed sets. KB at Arundel Mills Mall had plenty of older SW figures, at $2.99. Finally saw Pirates of the Caribbean at the Mall. Good movie. Johnny Depp's accent has improved a bit since his role in From Hell. Toys, right. Well, the usual stuff, T3 variant head Arnies, lots of older McFarlane, and some new TF Armada toys up front by the door (at least new to me).

"GameStop in Crofton always has something interesting. They managed to restock their Plan-B Special Rescue Forces Police officers and firefighters, as well as Samurai Jack. They also got in some Disney "A Christmas Carol" figures (guess which character Uncle Scrooge gets to be). So far this is the only GameStop where I've seen the sunglasses-less T3 12" Arnie. He looks much better than the 6" versions, but at $26.99 with next to no articulation. T3 boxed set too. They've begun marking down their Soul Calibur II figures to $7.99 (except for Spawn who remains at $9.99). Also stopped by Target in Columbia, MD, and they had plenty of Clone Wars Yodas, Anakins, and ARC Troopers. They had a couple of Cinema Scenes too (both of the #2 of 2s). They also had some "Great Pumpkin" Charlie Brown sets ready for Halloween. I understand there will be Christmas sets available soon too (though not necessarily specific to this Target).

"What really surprised me was that TRU in Columbia had about five figures on the pegs (well, okay, that wasn't the surprise). Two Wattos, A Ketwol, and something else, but they also had a lone Lama Su (which I happened to miss out on the first time around), so that was a welcome random chance occurence. They also have plenty of LOTR:ROTK toys, but if they are missing your favorites, then you can thank my buddy Dave. He cleared out a good bit o' swag sometime last week. They still have plenty of Horse & Rider sets all boxed up in cases above the pegs, so there's enough of them to go around. They also got in the Armies of Middle Earth Balrog playset. If you like Humvees, they have several 1:18 diecast versions (and probably plastic 1:18 military ones too). Uhhh, yeah anyway, we were supposed to be talking about Star Wars. They also had the Anakin & Dooku speeder bikes, and Bounty Hunter multipacks there.

"After TRU, I hit the Columbia Mall. There's a decent amount of older SW stuff on an endcap in the back of the store (and some carded figs up front by the register). A bin has appeared for 3 for $10 action figures. There's also a buy one get one free on Hot Wheels 1:64 scale cars if that interests anyone. It's my understanding that as part of a lawsuit settlement, KB will be doing an unadvertised special of 30% any purchase over $30 for the week of October 8 - 14th (or somesuch, my legalese isn't the greatest). I think I'm going to try to pick up some of those McFarlane T3 variant head Arnies that seem to only be showing up at KB, speaking of which, GameStop at the mall has marked down T3 blister packed figures to $9.99. The boxed set with T-X, and 'special beaten-to-hell' Arnie is out. Looks nice, but I'm not sure one can justfiy the $26.99 (which is the same price you will pay for the 12" Arnies they've got there) price tag (I mean, look at Ms. Alien Queen for a few bucks less, you tell me which looks like the better deal). They have some clearance Stikfas, which I've had an increasingly difficult time finding new figures, perhaps they were just a fad? They also had McFarlane's Twisted Land of Oz stuff there. McFarlane says it's their best selling line ever, I can't imagine why. I think the Lion is okay, but maybe it's because I'm a Leo or something.

"The Create-a-Hobby next door to KB (still in Columbia Mall) had some nice AutoArt 1:18 Diecast Lamborghinis. I love AutoArt. But back to the toys. was treated to some real toys when I went to Suncoast. They had all of the new Muppets Series 5 pieces there (minus the one per case variant Janice chase figure). I picked up Gonzo and Muppet Newsman ($10, only about $1 more than retail). Statler and Waldorf (the two grumpy old hecklers) are on tap for the next series. What a cool toy line. Too bad I missed Lew Zealand.

"Hmmm...was this the place I saw this year's new line of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer toys? I can't remember,I'm sure I've forgotten more than just that, but eh, that's life.Talk to y'all later. Peace!"

PS: "I forgot to mention as part of my report for Target in Columbia, MD that I spotted the (reportedly) very hard to find Prologue Bilbo (1x per case?) toy from LOTR. At $6.99, I guess he's a pretty good deal, but with only Sting (his sword) and a scabbard, at 4" tall piece of plastic with so few accessories would not be such a good value at any more than that (no offence to Bilbo fans). He's still a nice looking toy (though not terribly articulated), and with his pitch black irises, great for anyone wanting to customize their own Sir William Gull toy (go see From Hell if you don't know what I mean, that's the second time I've mentioned that movie today)."

Posted by: Spiceowan | 6 October 2003 | 0:56 EDT
NOW on sale at KB Online:
Got Yoda? If not, this is the collectible Star Wars piece for you. Meticulously crafted and scaled to life-size, this amazingly detailed Yoda figure features life-like latex skin over a foam core with a solid resin hand that holds his saber. Clothed in traditional Jedi robes, Yoda is ready for action. The Jedi master is armed with his fully extended green bladed light saber (light saber does not light up). This authentic replica Yoda comes on a handsome display base with a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity. Yoda measures approximately 28 inches tall (48 inches tall to the end of his light saber). A must have for any Star Wars fan.
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Around the survivors AND perimeter create Yoda with Fully Extended Lightsaber on Display Base

Also in stock and shipping are
Star Wars: Darth Vader Lightsaber Collector FX Edition Prop Replica

and the
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Collector FX Edition Prop Replica

Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 October 2003 | 23:42 EDT
Sandtrooper Steven Peacock Needs Assistance:
"I'm looking for some help in finding the Clone Troopers 3-packs. I have only been successful in finding the 3-pack with all white Troopers. I'd appreciate any help in finding the others."

I'd try my luck in the trade forums, they have helped me many times, hit the Forum link on the side of the page!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 5 October 2003 | 22:54 EDT
Sandtrooper Sithryan reports:
"Hey Troops! I need some help. I need both the Clone Army with red clone and yellow clone, in C-8.5 or better condition. I have the Clone Army with Blue clone to trade, as well as other fodder. Let me know what you need, and I will see what I can do. Help me complete my collection, and maybe I can help you with yours!!!"


Posted by: Steve | 5 October 2003 | 22:19 EDT
Area Report: Lafayette, IN
Hey Troops, I just managed to get my computer up and running again, my wife clicked on a hyperlink and downloaded a particularly nasty worm on our computer. I just have to say, the people who waste their time coming up with these things are even worse the the scummiest of all scalpers! Anyway, I stopped by Target, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us this weekend. Here it goes:

Target: They had the CS War Room #2 and both CS Jedi council
Wal-Mart: The Boba Fett Carkoon wave as well as the ARC Trooper, Anakin and Yoda (single cards, not value packs. Those never showed up as far as I can tell).
Toys R Us: Hoth 4-pack (also found Aragorn and Brego, what a cool set!)

I am looking for a clone army with yellow or red trooper if anyone has one they would like to trade or sell. Let me know, thanks.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 October 2003 | 18:17 EDT
K&C Collectibles Update:
New this Week:
Yoda – Army of the Republic #44
ARC Trooper – Army of the Republic #43
Anakin Skywalker – Army of the Republic #42

Pre-Order: The deadline for pre-orders is October 22nd
Clone Trooper Vinyl Figure by Koto
Scout Trooper Mini Bust

Geonsian War Chamber (#1 of 2)
Jedi High Council (#1 of 2)
Geonsian War Chamber (#2 of 2)
Jedi High Council (#2 of 2)
The Battle of Hoth 4 Pack includes: R3-A2, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Tauntaun
Clone Trooper Army 3-pack – includes Yellow trooper
Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike
Darth Tyranus's Geonosian Speeder Bike
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Posted by: Spiceowan | 5 October 2003 | 14:10 EDT
New Figures at Amazon.com
Hey Troops, over at Amazon.com they have the following in stock and ready to ship.

Luke Throne Room Duel
Boba Fett-Pit of Carkoon
The Emperor
Lt. Danni Faytonni
WA-7-Waitress Droid
Snowtrooper-Battle of Hoth
Hailfire Droid

Plus much more in stock, those were just a few of the notables. See their Star Wars section for more deals!

Posted by: Darth Crypt | 4 October 2003 | 21:38 EDT
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 4 October 2003 | 20:59 EDT
Sandtrooper Kevin in Columbus reports:
"Toy sightings at Targets here in Columbus, Ohio have gotten the four new Cinema Scenes in at both the Polaris and Easton locations. I have an extra set of these for sale or trade. Also some of the new Clone War Yodas, Anakins and ARC troopers."


Posted by: Spiceowan | 4 October 2003 | 19:48 EDT
Federation Toys Arrivals:
Hey Troops, Federation Toys has in stock the Exclusive A-Wing and the Imperial TIE Fighter in stock and ready to ship. The Holiday Yoda has arrived and will be added to the website very soon. You may want to get hold of one, judging from sales of last year's Holiday Exclusive. Also coming this week is the Mace Windu Signature Master Replica Lightsaber. I personally will be taking the hit and scoring one of these bad boys, I can't wait. Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on all Master Replica Products (U.S.A. only). Also in stock is the Silver R2-D2. The new Clone Wars will be in stock shortly too. We apologize for not being able to meet the demand, we have been receiving shipments but they go very fast. Check the site daily for updates.

Posted by: Spiceowan | 4 October 2003 | 19:12 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
"I went figure hunting this morning. I saw 4 Clone Wars Anakins & 4 Clone Wars Yodas on single cards at the Gurnee, IL Wal-Mart. No sign of the ARC Troopers though. That scalper probably snatched them all up like he did with the value packs. They also had 2 Imperial Officers (Blonde Hair), 2 Rebel Troopers (Brown Hair), and Red Battle Droids for any army builders out there. It was pretty dry everywhere else.

"As for the Hasbro Jedi Points Auction, I would like the person or persons responsible for the idea to no longer work for the STAR WARS brand because they might continue to come up with even more of these idiotic ideas. That's my opinion."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 4 October 2003 | 17:51 EDT
Sandtrooper Marboba in Canada with a Dateline Follow-Up:
Gotta love what the Troopers are doing!"Just wanted to let you know that fellow sandtroopers came through with a lot for me. I got the blue and green clone 3 packs. Now all i need is a white clone three pack. Please, if anyone can help, let me know. I am heading to Kentucky in a week and would like to have it shipped there waiting for me. Thanks" - Marc

A S.C.A.L.P. detachment has been dispatched to the Bluegrass of Kentucky to deliver a white Clone 3-pack. Just look for it near the pile of burned and charred corpses of local scalpers.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 4 October 2003 | 17:35 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi Dom in the Woods of Wisconsin with a Factor Follow-Up:
Ugggh. Here we Go .."Troops, Today I stopped by the House of the Hairy Giraffe, AKA Toys R Us, and found the Hailfire Droid and the Geonosian Fighter. They had plenty to go around. They also had lots of 12-inch figures from Zam to Lando. The smaller figures included Sec. Cer. Anakins, red Battle Droids, and Han Hoths.

"Now for my two cents about the Jedi points. I am an opener and stopped saving the points a long time ago. I'm glad I did because although I would have amassed thousands of points, it wouldn't have made a difference. It's a total joke. I don't think anyone's taking it seriously, not that they should. Hasbro really dropped the ball on this one. This is one trooper who's glad he didn't bother saving his almightly Jedi points. That's the news from East Central Wisky."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 4 October 2003 | 17:22 EDT
Sandtrooper Erich Fritz reports:
"Hey, Trooper Erich Fritz here. I went to the Twin Cities yesterday for my son's doctor's appointment and found a few of the Clone Wars Wave of Yoda, Anakin and Arc Trooper. I brought them home and found that they won't fit into the Star Cases 2. Is anyone else having that problem? I'm also in need of some help. I'm looking for Durge, Mace, Obi-Wan and Asajj Ventress. I also am looking for the Clone Trooper Multi-Packs Green and Blue, Jedi Knight Army and Durge Speeder bike. I don't really have anything to trade so I can buy them outright. Any help would be great. I have my Dad looking in NJ and another friend looking in NY, but I don't seem to be having any luck. Not much else new here. Thanks and good luck with the collecting."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 4 October 2003 | 17:16 EDT
Sandtrooper SoCal Dude reports:
"Happy Saturday fellow Troops! Plenty of new cinema 3 packs at the Alhambra, California Target again. Had the Geonosian War Room 1 & 2 as well as the Jedi Council 1 & 2. Plenty of the ARC Trooper wave warming the pegs sans the ARC Trooper. That's it for today, more to come. Late!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 3 October 2003 | 21:20 EDT
'Sandtroopers At Large' starring Jedimaster-C and POTF R2:
"Hi Jason, here is something to put in the Fact or Fiction file. Take care."

Stereotypical Episodes in the Days of Our Lives of Sandtroopers

At Large Quote of the Day: "No matter what anyone else says, it DOES pay to stash things away. I had to be very creative in finding the right place to stash a piece of that size!" - from a Legacy Trooper in regard to Extensive Poll No. 6 - Do You Hide Figures?

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 3 October 2003 | 21:08 EDT
Sandtrooper JC reports:
"Although not Star Wars related, I'm looking for help from the masses. I'm looking for the Drew Bledsoe McFarlane figure that's just been released from the NFL series 6 line. There are 2 versions of him. The regular version has a blue jersey with white pants. The chase version has a white jersey with blue pants. I would like to get one of each. Living in Western New York, the heart of Bills' country, these figures are impossible to find. I would appreciate any help from the 'troops. I would gladly pay cost + shipping, or I have a ton of SW basic figures (bloody Luke, Ephant Mon, many others), cinema scenes Mynock Hunt, Watto's Box & more), etc., if a trade is in order. Hopefully, someone out there can help me out.

"Out on the hunt, the Clone Wars figures are now dominating the pegs at Walmart & Target. Walmart in Niagara Falls has 7 cases of these. Target stores in N. F. & Kenmore have also gotten in more screen scenes, series 1 & 2. The flood of early Ep. 2 figures continues at both KB Toy Works & KB Toy Outlet. And, as I suspected, the Niagara Falls TRU has finally gotten in the Anakin & Dooku speeder bikes. Not much else right now. Saving money for the next wave!"
- John


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 3 October 2003 | 20:10 EDT
"Separatist Forces" Lego Diorama by ACPin:
Valley of the Dales"The Separatist forces have been assembled on the outer fringes of the Geonosian Hives. Air support is provided by two Geonosian fighters while on land two Hailfire Droids and three Dwarf Spider Droids have been deployed. The Geonosians watch from the hives as the mechanized army get ready to move to the battlefield." Check it out at ACPin SW

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 3 October 2003 | 19:29 EDT
Sandtrooper RH2 reports:
"Hello fellow troopers, here is an area report from N.E. Florida. The Wal-Marts here had the ARC Trooper, Yoda and Anakin from the Clone Wars. Nothing else Star Wars there. The Targets also had the same three figures plus more old cases. They also had all four Screen scenes, Hailfire Droids, Geonosion Fighters, Trade Federation Tanks, Jedi Starfighters as well as the Gunships. No multi-packs though. Kmart got in the Secret Ceremonial wave again as well as multi-packs, this time with the Yellow Clone Troopers. Toys 'R' Us had the new Hoth 4-pack, Imperial 4 pack, as well as the Bounty hunter 4 pack. They have the Hailfire Droids and the Republic Gunships as well. No new multi-packs or new figures. I need some help I am looking for the Green version of the Clone troopers. I have Jedi Knights 3 packs (1st version and 2nd version cards) plus blue Clone Trooper 3 packs to trade. I also have a few Anakin value packs and Yoda value packs to trade. Sorry, no ARC Trooper value packs. Let me know whether you are interested. Thanks."


Posted by: Count Matchew | 3 October 2003 | 16:10 EDT
News from Cloud City:
Cloud City now has the Holiday Yoda and new Clone Wars figures in stock and ready to ship! The new Clone Wars figures are Asaji Ventress Sith Apprentice, Durge Commander of the Separatist Forces, Mace Windu General of the Republic Army, and Obi-Wan Kenobi General of the Republic Army.

Also this week we received our shipments of the following items:

Clone Wars Deluxe Durge with Speeder Bike
Clone Wars Deluxe Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike
Holiday Yoda
Geonosian Starfighter
Hailfire Droid
Clone Trooper 3-Packs with Red Chest Variation

Visit www.cloudcity.com today to check out this new inventory.

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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 2 October 2003 | 23:27 EDT
New Busts at TOY FELLAS:
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Sideshow Toys Simpson's Limited Edition Polystone Bust. Homer, Marge, Bart & Lisa only $33.99 each.

Sideshow Toys Star Trek Original Series Limited Edition Polystone Bust. Dr. McCoy & Scotty only $38.99 each.
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Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 2 October 2003 | 23:11 EDT
Clip and Collect for Mail-In Premiums, or, Burn in Effigy?
Robot Points, Flag Points, Be-sahrps POPS have it all over Jedi Master Points!    Jedi Points and Has "blows"
"I believe the folks at Hasbro are getting high and maybe a few Star Wars collectors out there too! Whatever happened to sending in 5 proofs of purchase and getting a free figure. Instead, go out and buy 2,500 figures (about $12,800 with tax in California) to get 25,000 Jedi Points (a current bid for Jorg Sacul) and get a figure that sells for about $65 on eBay (Jorg Sacul MOMC). People were and still are selling Jedi Points on eBay - one auction on ebay went for $138.05 for 2400 Jedi Points. Going at it that way you only spend $1,438 for the $65 figure. Wow ... that's all Hasbro could come up with? What about the poor 4 - 12 year-olds out there with 5 - 10 Jedi Points? I think Hasbro (and some collectors) need an enema." - Sandtrooper Eric, ejhalsted@sbcglobal.net

Absolutely, this is spin at it's best. Now for another opinion ...

    Gripe Session! Jedi Master Points Joke?!
"Okay troopers, we need an opinion poll about the JediMaster points mess! How does everyone feel about this? They have made the process of using everyones' hard-saving and precious JediMaster points for auction a terrible dissappointment! Of course this my opinion, what about some other viewpoints?" - Sandtrooper SJ in Michigan, SLKMJune@aol.com

Alright, here we go. With the controversy surrounding the Jedi Points Auction, here is a Double Deuce of Extensive Polls, see Poll No. 8 above!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 2 October 2003 | 21:19 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi Master-C reports:
"I pre ordered the Deluxe Clone wars sets (Durge with speeder, Clone trooper with speeder and the last variation Clone trooper red). I got word yesterday that Entertainment Earth has sent them out. If you guys ordered these they should be on their way. One other thing, this is not related to Star Wars but (Jason, you may want to read this) I finally got the Taraka Soundwave from BigBad. Very nice item. Take care all you troopers out there."

Thanks Chad, and yes, absolutely. I have my Soundwave held but haven't gotten it yet. It looks like he also comes with the headphones and cord and jack just like the version from the 70's Japan line.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 2 October 2003 | 20:49 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedi Cor reports:
"Things are starting to show here slowly. Kmart (Horsehead, NY) had some New Action Figures, Droid Launcher Set, Destroyer Droid 3 Pack, but No Clone Troopers 3 Pack or Jedi 3 Pack this time. Hopefully they aren't slowing down on them. Walmart (Horsehead, NY) had some of the earlier 2003 Action Figures, and Lightsabers. But haven't seen or heard about the Clone War Value Packs (DRY). KB Toys (Horsehead, NY) still have the Action Figures for $1.99, 4 New TIE Fighters, Action Fleet, Playskool, and other Star Wars Items.

"TRU (Horsehead, NY) still have the 2002 Action Figures, New Council Jedi and Geonosian War Room, Droid Launcher Set, Destroyer Droid 3 Pack, Jedi 3 Pack (no Clone Troopers), Clone Republic Gunship, Geonosian Fighter, Hailfire Droid, Geonosian Arena, and Star Wars items. Kmart (Bath, NY) has very little of any Star Wars Items, just some 2002 Action Figures. Wal-Mart (Corning, NY) has just received this morning the New Clone War Action Figures of Yoda, ARC Trooper and Anakin Skywalker. Some Older 2002 and 2003 Action figures too. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL and KICK SOME SCALPERS' BUTTS."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 23:59 EDT
COAST to COAST A.M. with Sandtrooper Vancouver Keith:
"It appears that Hasbro is putting anyone who does not live in the U.S. out of the loop once again. In order to receive items and participate in their Jedi Points auction one must have a U.S. zip code. Not only have I not seen a new figure on the shelves in what seems like a year or so (I live in Vancouver, Canada), but now I can't even join their precious auction, which I must say is a joke anyway. I checked the items they had on there this evening and the minimum bid ranged from 10,000 to 25,000 points. Gee, at 10 points per figure I guess I better run out there and buy up another 600 or more useless Jar Jar Senators so I can play in the big leagues."


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 23:12 EDT
Extensive Poll # 6 Results ( 03 August - 01 October 2003 )
"But today turned the tide and I found Aurra Sing. Imagine my surprise to find two of her. The problem is I had only enough funds to get one of her. So if anyone lives in this area wants to e-mail me and prove you are a real trooper, I'll be happy to tell you the hiding spot. And to you scalpers out there, I dare you to go find her." - Quote from a Trooper on June 7, 2001.

That's what Trooper Sean from Maryland said, here is what you said:

Do you hide figures?
Sure. All the time 13%
I do ... just so others can't get them 2%
I do, but come back later to buy them 22%
Only when I'm short on funds 6%
I hate people who do this 23%
I don't, but it's ok 6%
I tried, but the clerks find them 1%
I do ... just to enrage the store workers 1%
I do ... just to annoy local scalpers 8%
I hide them from spouse/family 9%

Well, most Troops are either totally down with hiding figures, or think that those that are, are completely out of line. I've done it with great success, and, you can bet that Trooper Mat Tambor of the Racine, Wisconsin Techno-Union (aka Matt Large) will be aiding fellow Troops from the Sandtroopers 24/7 Division with his consumate toy hiding abilities for many more years.

Vote At ONCENext up, after the Jedi Points fiasco, is a parody of Hasbro Fan Choice Poll. Go ahead and vote here, because, although the outcome is irrelevant, there isn't a pre-marketed winner that has already been picked for you. After a summer of Vaders, Hans, and Lukes, one after another, can you say Qui-Gon Jinn Number 87 anyone? Vote in Extensive Poll No. 7 above.

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 23:02 EDT
And, Now, The Fair and Balanced News that Gets You the Toys:
Sandtrooper Jason is no chump love sucker, but he still doesn’t appreciate the Hasbro faux effort ... Dateline - Sandtrooper Tom Fett said:  "Jedi Points is out it is an auction, open to members of the Hasbro website. So all you Troopers go and register, the auction will run for Thirteen (13) weeks. I have just got the e-mail on it all info. is true, the wait is over now you know what to do with your Jedi Points and it is only open to Hasbro site members so you can fill all the holes in your collections and screw the scalpers, have fun! Also, Hasbro is getting ready to let lose info. on the 2004 line. Wave 1: Luke Skywalker, Wampa Cave; Wave 2: Luke Skywalker, Return of the Jedi; Wave 3: Jabba's Palace; Wave 4: Battle of Yavin - Captain Antilles ( Fans Choice # 5), General Dodonna ( close runner-up to Antilles); Wave 5: Star Destroyer - Dengar (with backpack). Hope this helps all my fellow troopers get their collections up to date and keeps those scalpers on the run, trying to sell what you have and give us back our hobby. That’s it from your friendly Bounty Hunter Tom Fett."

The e-mail from Hasbro has found its way into the inboxes of many disillusioned fans. Why not do a real promotion instead of a token gesture designed to have a slick presentation but ultimately leaving Jedi Point holders no better off than before? People bidding a million points ... what are they going do if you don't have the points? - nothing!

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 22:43 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Zack reports:
"Well troops, not much happening in NW Indiana. I traveled to TRU, KB, Target, and Wal-Mart with nothing new or notable. I did run into a fellow collector who seemed harmless enough. I waited to thrash him if he started grabbing a ton of stuff thinking that he may very well be a scalper. But alas, he passed the test as he only grabbed one Cinema Scene and complained about not being able to find the matching one. Otherwise a close call and that is all I have to report at this time. Until next time."
A Close Call

Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 22:24 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna reports:
"Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal. No new finds over the weekend but I stumbled across more Anakin and Tyranus Speeder Bikes and picked up another set for trade. I also have an extra new 12-inch Luke Jedi Knight from a case I ordered online. I am looking for the Clone Trooper 3-packs with green, yellow and red trim. If interested, e-mail me. Happy Hunting!"


Posted by: Jason D. Meyers | 1 October 2003 | 18:20 EDT
Sandtrooper Starfox reports:
"Wal-Mart in Killeen, TX finally got some Clone Wars figures, but not the value packs, just the regular carded versions of ARC Trooper, Anakin and Yoda, about 10 of each. Target also has all 4 Screen Scenes available, about 4 of each. That's all from Central Texas, starfox signing out."