October 2006

Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 31 October 2006 | 23:04 EST
Star Wars: Legacy #5 now in Stores!
The Legacy Continues!Now in stores, Star Wars: Legacy issue #5! Follow Darth Krayt in his quest for power at the will of some of the greatest Sith Lords to have lived, Darth Bane, Darth Nihilus, and Darth Andeddu! Plus, find out what young Cade Skywalker has in store for his secret bounty, and how the Imperials and Jedi band together to try and stop the Sith. Be the first in line tomorrow at your local comic shop to own this latest issue of the exciting Legacy series!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 October 2006 | 8:34 EST
Dewback Preview: Filmcon 7 Madison, WI
Learn a new way to shoot!We’ve been sent word regarding a rather unusual convention that will take place November 17 – 19th 2006 in Madison, WI. The big difference at Filmcon vs. other conventions is you might actually get a chance to learn something. There will be several amateur film makers on hand as well as several education panels for steps you can take to further yourself in the entertainment industry. One of the guests this year is C. Andrew Nelson who will once again cover aspects in animation, filmmaking, portfolio design and prep for students. For an admission price of $30 for the weekend, this could be a very good chance to see how the pros do it without paying the heavy price tag! For more visit the Filmcon 7 website for details.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 October 2006 | 22:35 EST
Dewback Patrol: Fun that is more than a Dream!
Happy Halloween!With Halloween upon us our own Pat Newell a.k.a. Jedi Scholar 8 has reported back from a rather unusual party from this weekend in northwest Indiana. While many local comic and collectible stores only specialize in high prices, there seems to be yet another that offers a bit more. For more check out his report as well as a several photos from the event.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 October 2006 | 22:08 EST
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received more new items this week. We have restocked Saga Wave 7 and have a very large selection of the new Star Wars miniatures. We also have just added the Mace Windu's - Attack Battallion to our inventory as well.

New Titanium Ships:
Naboo Patrol Fighter
TIE Bomber - Battle Damage
Snowspeeder - New Paint
Republic Gunship - New Paint
New Commemorative Tins:
The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 October 2006 | 22:07 EST
Update from r2dtoys.com: 3 New Battlepacks
Catch them riding Dirty!!Site sponsor R2dtoys have just added new PICTURES and details of the first 3 new Battle Packs for the new 2007 30th Anniversary series. Included in the assortment are: Jedi Training on Dagobah (includes Yoda, R2-D2, holo Ben, Luke & Vader), Capture of Tantive IV (includes 2 Rebel Troopers, 2 Sandtroopers and Darth Vader w/ Interrogation droid), Battle of Geonosis (includes Jango, Dooku, Obi-Wan, Aayla Secura & Super Battle Droid). You can find more information about the 3 new packs as well as pre-order. We're all very curious why the Troops aboard the Tantive IV appear to be "riding dirty"! Stop by and discuss this with other Troopers in our forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 30 October 2006 | 22:06 EST
Sandtrooper Rod Reports:
“Hey Troopers, today I picked up two sets of Mace Windu's attack battalion from Target. These are really cool! Here's the DCPI number: 087-06-1797. $19.99 isn’t really too bad of a price for this one! United We Find!”

RDSTSMITH25@aol.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 October 2006 | 15:02 EST
Update from Action-HQ:
Action-HQ, Bringing the Best to you First with the New Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter, Transformers Titanium Scourge & Optimus Primal, 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Electronic Base, Kiss Players Rodimus Convoy, Saint Seiya Bear Cloth, 1/2 NS-5 Sonny I, Robot Bust, R.A.H. X-Men 3 Wolverine, & much more! We are also accepting Pre-Order on the new Chubby Series I.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 October 2006 | 14:47 EST
Sandtrooper Boba Ness Reports:
“Hey Troopers, I found the location of the hidden rebel base after searching 5 Target stores in the northern Minneapolis/St Paul suburbs yesterday. The Target on 694 and Central Avenue had over sixty stacked on top of two toy isles and one end-cap. I counted them a couple times to make sure I wasn’t imagining this. Even with that many, you will be hard pressed to find a perfect box. I decided to open mine so I didn’t really care too much. The inside packaging looks great the opening air scoops are a nice addition.”

eness@izoom.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 October 2006 | 13:23 EST
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We have just added: 4 Episode I Pepsi life-size displays, 2006 Saga Vader’s TIE Fighter, Hailfire Droid, Trade Federation assault tank, Vader’s Sith fighter; loose vintage cantina playset, Sigma Luke Jedi figure, Applause C-3PO mug, vintage loose Star Wars figures all in stock. We also are having a clearance on the Master Replicas Yoda mini lightsaber. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: dustrho | 29 October 2006 | 13:18 EST
Sandtrooper dustrho Reporting In:
S.C.A.L.P. Weapons SupplierHey troopers! It's a gorgeous fifty degrees in the western suburbs of Chicago, and I scored some good stuff this morning while stopping at the Target on Route 59 and 127th in Plainfield. The pegs had the most amount of action figures I have seen on their shelves since the ROTS line was released last April. Unfortunately there wasn't a whole lot of new figures to snag up, but the newest figure I found was the Death Star Gunner. Also picked up an extra Shock Trooper because you know I don't have enough army-builders. The pegs had a bunch of newer Titanium Vehicles, and I was lucky to find a Naboo Patrol Fighter, Republic Gunship and Snowspeeder (the last two with new paint styles). Also grabbed the Imperial Encounter Unleashed Battle Pack that has Han Solo, Chewbacca and a Tauntaun to re-create a scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Lastly there was an end-cap full of Unleashed figures on clearance for just under ten dollars (in the tube containers), and Boba Fett is who ended up coming home with me. He was the only Boba Fetta mixed with close to fifteen General Grievous figures. To sum things up, it was a pretty good morning for me. United We Find!



Posted by: dustrho | 29 October 2006 | 12:58 EST
Forces of Corruption Reviewed by Many
Forces of Corruption Reviewed by ManyFor the longest time it was all about the good guys versus the bad guys... the Rebellion versus the Empire. You were forced to choose one of those two sides, but thanks to a new expansion pack for the successful Star Wars: Empire at War you now have the opportunity to play a much different role. A role that has never been offered in another Star Wars video game at such a grand scale. The recently released expansion pack, Forces of Corruption, has received excellent reviews all across the Internet. Head over to the forums to see a complete list of several reviews that have already been written up. If you don't have the game yet you might want to head out and pick it up.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 October 2006 | 18:54 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #382

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What a week! Brian's Toys has so many new items in stock that we could hardly fit them all into one newsletter. The brand new 30th Anniversary Vehicles (Hail Fire Droid, Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter, Trade Federation Armored Assault Tank) are here and moving fast! There are also a ton of very rare modern AFA items along. The new Titanium Series with the ARC-170 is here and ready to ship. On top of all of that we have the Hunt for Grievous Battle Pack in stock for $49.99 as well as the Kir Kanon and Carnor Jax from Expanded Universe for $24.99.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 October 2006 | 9:22 EDT

Kir Kanos & Carnor Jax: This cool set is priced at $19.99 and comes with a Crimson Empire comic book as well as the two all new sculpt figures - now in stock and ready to ship.

McFarlane Monsters: Femme Fatales set- this exclusive set of three of the best female sculpts from the Monsters series are here. The set of three includes Red Riding Hood, Elizabeth Bathory, and Dorothy for $39.99.

Kotobukiya Superman: An awesome 1/6 scale vinyl masterpiece, this statue is priced at $89.99 and is imported from Japan. This is truly a must have for any fan of the Man of Steel!

Gundam: This high-end die-cast figure is about the same size as a typical 4 to 5-inch MSIA figure, but is constructed as though its a Chogokin item with lots of metal parts and high quality $57.99.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the Millenium Falcon and Death Star Hall Diorama, an amazing new Destro statue and the Bumblebee Statue from Palisades!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 October 2006 | 9:10 EDT
Sandwatch Update: Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter
The other ship at Target!We’ve seen many Jedi Starfighters surface since the original design was a sneak preview back in 2002 for Episode II. The latest paint job and Target Exclusive was bestowed upon Kit Fisto. However judging from the endless supply of Kit Starfighters and the lack of Snowspeeder one might think two exclusives are too much for the strained wallet of the modern day Star Wars collector. If you'd like to take a closer look at this feel free and decide if it is something you need in your collections. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 October 2006 | 9:02 EDT
Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
In Stock & Shipping
Code 3 Republic Gunship WITH case £69
Code 3 Darth Vader TIE Fighter w/o case £99
Case only - simply enter in special instructions and we will charge you £40.
Boba Fett Animated Maquette £55

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 October 2006 | 16:01 EDT
Dewback Preview: Celebration IV Registration opens 10-30!
Lock and load for Party Time!We’ve been endlessly waiting months for anything related to CIV. The details for registration will begin this Monday October 30th. Make this Memorial Day the most memorable of them all and while many were not very thrilled with the venue, I’m sure they will do everything possible to make it worth the while. These films changed all of us and being a part of the past two celebration events, I’m very much looking forward to uniting with all of our Troopers that will invade the west coast! For more check out the official report from Star Wars.com! However don't forget to discuss travel plans in the forum with other Troopers if you’d like as well.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 October 2006 | 23:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Mitsu Reports:
Our S.C.A.L.P. affiliate Hyperspace Japan.com sends word as well as a link to the images for Series 1 of the new Star Wars Chubby series. The nesting dolls first wave will include: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, C-3PO, Sith, Wookiees and General Grievous. For more check out blister.jp.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 October 2006 | 23:12 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster Eric Reports:
“Hey Troops, now that we have the mess from the Buffalo October blizzard cleaned up things are going back to normal around here. Carnor Jax and Kir arrived the other day from EntertainmentEarth.com, case fresh as always and a great looking 2-pack it is! I can't wait to get the other 3 now. Also, this morning (8am) at Wal-Mart in Niagara Falls I scored the entire Naboo wave. They had a whole end-cap full, probably 10 cases. I hope you are all having the same luck getting what you need.”

ericgensler2000@yahoo.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 October 2006 | 17:08 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
Relive the saga on Halloween. This is your last chance to get your Star Wars costume. You must order via Overnight service to get your costume in time for Halloween. Also available are the new Darth Vader 1G USB Flash Drive, Lego Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Maqueetes and much more!


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Posted by: dustrho | 24 October 2006 | 11:37 EDT
Walking is Difficult for Darth Vader These Days
Dave Prowse is Darth VaderSome people think Darth Vader would be quite an invinvcible fellow, one who had such strong connections to the Force, would help him live a healthy life. Unfortunately that is not the case for Dave Prowse, the man who wore the famous Darth Vader costume in the original three Star Wars films. He's had numerous orthopaedic problems throughout his life, and he's opened up to reveal what he's gone through. Read what he had to say here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 October 2006 | 13:14 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Garr Reports:
“The new Titanium wave finally hit my Wal-Mart last night, (no IG-88 packed in). Still no sign of the Naboo/Endor wave yet. Got my Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, & Han Solo Sideshow 12-inch figures. I'll be going on a hunt in the Kansas City, MO area this week, hopefully I'll have more to report later this week. MTFBWY!”

darthgarr@yahoo.com


Posted by: Dan | 23 October 2006 | 9:34 EDT
Miracle on 18th Avenue!
Sandtrooper Dan reporting in from the frigid North woods of Wisconsin. I hit up the 18th Avenue Shop-ko on Wausau's West side last night and scored the rest of the Tatooine and Endor wave I was in need of, for $5.99 each. Thanks to the Wife and her keen eye, she spotted an end-cap near the toy section loaded with pegs of figures. There was plenty left after I got done so if you live in the area and are still in the need of Gra Gra, Endor Luke or Rep Been hit up Shop-Ko soon, before they all disappear. To everyone else, good luck in your neck of the woods.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 October 2006 | 12:26 EDT
Hasbro Q & A:
Latest Q&A from HasbroHey Troopers! We are a little late with our responses but better late than never! Do other websites have input on the Greatest Hits collection? Do we need new Star Cases again with the 30th Anniversary collection? Will they ever make Battlepacks worth the value? Until then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 October 2006 | 23:46 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews: Two is much better than One!
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with our first look into the new Naboo wave. We're finally being treated to another two-pack with Dud Bolt & Mars Guo from Star Wars- Episode I the Phantom Menace. Why didn't they just continue with making Episode I figures back in late 2000? Did the previous Episode I figures have this much detail? Is it enough for a thumbs up? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 October 2006 | 22:26 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now taking preorders on 11 new metal Star Wars Attakus statues & dioramas including Death Star hall & Millennium Falcon cutaway; Sideshow VCD Yoda doll & clone trooper Medicom 1/6 scale figure & Obi-Wan Gentle Giant mini bust preorders. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 October 2006 | 22:25 EDT
Happy Birthday Bothan Spy:
Happy Fifth B-Day!In joyous celebration of The Bothan Spy’s 5th Anniversary, we are running a number of giveaways. Included in the giveaways is a Deluxe White Clone Trooper Mini Bust, Star Wars SDCC 2006 Exclusive Gold Tie Fighter, Autographed 8x10 of General Grievous with Shaak Ti, VOTC George Lucas figure, Darth Vader 8" Pewter Statue Corkscrew, Titanium Series Silver Edition (UGH) Salve I, "Demise of General Grievous" figure, Best Buy Exclusive Unleashed Darth Vader and/or a Darth Vader ROTS Mini Bust. In addition to that, we are running several games that offer prizes to the winners. Be sure to stop by and enter for your chance to win.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 October 2006 | 22:25 EDT
Update from Yodasnews:
“Yodasnews.com is in the midst of its first Mini Scavenger Hunt! It’s consists of only 20 tasks that you can do to earn points, the top 3 will each win a great Gentle Giant prize. The First Place Winner will take home a Orange Clone Gentle Giant ROTS Bust, the Second Place Winner get a Blue Clone Gentle Giant ROTS Bust and Third Place will take home a White Clone Gentle Giant ROTS Bust! The tasks should be a lot of fun to take part and easy to do and you won’t have to do them all to have a chance with the top 3 players getting a prize! Check out Yodasnews.com contest link for more info. This is open worldwide!”

yoda027@comcast.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:45 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #381

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New Saga 2 Vehicles including the Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter are here and ready to fly over to you today. There are also a few great Sideshow pieces available like the 12" Mace Windu and the 12" Han Solo Bespin. The Power of the Force 2 Star Destroyer is in stock now for only $129.99. AFA Vintage Carded Figures are once again making a great showing on the newsletter. Many of them have been put up for the first time recently so Take a look and fill in your holes. Masters of the Universe has several new items for sales/ Once of those is the hard to find Eternia Playset C-9 with C-7 box.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:44 EDT
Trooper of the Month: September 2006 Vote NOW!
Vote NOW!It's time once again to vote for the Trooper of the Month rewards program. You have chosen the nominees and the vote is now open and you have only 5 days to decide. The poll will close on 10-25-06. The prize this month is a Darth Vader Reveal mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Click the icon to the left to to bring you right to the vote and may the best Trooper win. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:37 EDT

400% Vader Kubrick: This giant Kubrick version of Vader comes with a removeable mask that fits tightly onto his oversized and scarred head. Imported from Japan and in stock for $119.99.

Kingdom Hearts 2: Sora, Axel, Roxas, and Kairi have all just arrived and we have open stock available at $22.99 each. These figures are all 6" to 8" tall and nicely detailed - made by Square Enix Products.

DC Direct: The latest release in DC's expanding 13" lineup of highly detailed large scale figures is now in stock for $50.99. I can think of at least a couple reasons to pick this one up!

Transformers: This old time reissue has just been restocked and is in stock now for $69.99. A great set with tons of trailer action.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the awesome Kir Kanos & Carnor Jax, an amazing new bust from Gentle Giant and also the Lucas Family Collector set!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:36 EDT
Update from Andrew's Toyz:
The Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope) mini bust is available now at Andrew's Toyz for pre-order! Make sure you pre-order soon because these are very likely to sell out quickly. And order at Andrew's Toyz and get Obi-Wan at a great price! All other upcoming Star Wars Gentle Giant items are still available for order as well.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:34 EDT
Sandtroooper Jedimaster-C Reports:
Is Hasbro still making this?“Hey Troops, the Collector Tins have hit my area. I must say I am not at all impressed with these. A really good way for the big H to pack some rehashes back down our throats. I found to cases on a pallet at the Madison Wal-Mart. The DVD Commemorative Prime and the Classic Transformers have hit Wal-Mart.”

c-ryan@mchsi.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 21:34 EDT
Sandtrooper Kevin Reports:
“Finally, I saw them. The new Trilogy tins in Toys R Us in Cherry Hill N.J. They had episodes 3 and 5. There wasn’t too much figure-wise, kind of a strange mix the standard pegwarmers and a few VOTC Scout Troopers.”

kmclark14@comcast.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 October 2006 | 12:43 EDT
Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
In Stock & Shipping
Endor AT-AT £59.00
Mace Windu Squadron Battle Pack £30
Cantina Tin Set Exclusive £35
Artoo Potatoo £9
400% Kubrick Vader £95

EU Comic 2-packs:
Stormtrooper & Tarkin
Han Stormtrooper & Chewbacca
Darth Vader & Rebel Fleet Trooper

3 new battle packs:
Battle above the Sarlacc £25 each
Sith Lord Attack
Jedi vs Darth Sidious

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Posted by: Josh | 19 October 2006 | 22:06 EDT
Asajj Pic Released By Sideshow
Sideshow Collectibles tonight is showing the first pics of their second EU figure in the 12" line. Asajj Ventress is that character and if you are willing to log on to Sideshow's Site you can see her. The pic is gives just enough away to get you excited about how this figure will come out. Hurry now to SS site so you can be the first on your block to see her. Check out this week's newsletter.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 October 2006 | 10:47 EDT
Update from Lee's Toy Review: Studio Scale Falcon Preview
Got Divorce?The latest news from Master Replicas will give most of us a good reason to pick up this months Lee's Toy Review. Are you still a little skeptical about dropping nearly three thousand dollars on one item for your Star Wars collection? Look no further than the October 2006 Issue of Lee’s Toy Review (# 168), featuring the Millennium Falcon Studio Scale Replica. For those of us who did not make it to Comic-Con, this is your chance to see a detailed review of this mammoth product before it hits the market.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 October 2006 | 8:19 EDT
Win 10k for watching!
For the first time ever you can see all six Star Wars DVD’s and thanks to Cinemax you can also maybe win $10,000 in the process. The Cinemax Corellian Challenge is on and while I thought watching Star Wars films to be the ultimate entertainment, ten grand piled on top of it would be even better! For more check out the entry page for details.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 October 2006 | 23:56 EDT
Dewback Preview: Syracuse Heroes Expo this Sunday!
At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi!We have received word about a show in Syracuse, NY this weekend where Ray Park a.k.a. Darth Maul will be signing autographs. Other guest highlights include the Iron Sheik from the old WWF as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl) from the Batman TV show. Also members of 501st Legion: Garrison Excelsior will be on hand to assist with the entertainment as well. For more visit their website and try to round up a patrol of your own in the forums! United We Find.



Posted by: Dave Castle | 18 October 2006 | 20:06 EDT
Asajj Ventress Key Cel arriving
The key to the future!Just a heads up to everyone, if you ordered the exclusive Asajj Ventress Key Cel from Razor's Edge, it should be at your doorstep any day now. Mine arrived today. And don't forget, the next cel should be up for pre-order soon, and it's Shaak Ti. These seem to be a collectible that is really picking up serious momentum and other characters have sold out very fast.



Posted by: Josh | 18 October 2006 | 0:04 EDT
Rebel Commando Sergeant - Priority Pre-Order
Hey Troops, don't forget that Thursday night the second individual figure in the Rebel Commando 3 Pack goes on sale. The Rebel Commando Sergeant - Priority Pre-Order will start with the newsletter on October 20th. So you will want to make sure that you are at your PC for this Priority Pre-Order because this figure won't last long. Check out the PPO page for more info on what you need to make sure you don't miss your chance to own this figure.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 October 2006 | 23:56 EDT
Force of the Bay: Cool as the other side of the Cantina
From the darkest depths of the bay I’ve uncovered many things buried in the sands of time. I’m not going to talk any smack as I have in the past; in fact I’ve cleaned up my act. We will stand together and take aim at the future. This is your arena, and only the wallet can stop you. As I’ve always said in the past make sure to do your homework on whomever you are doing business with, and make sure the reputation isn’t damaged. The last thing you’d want to do is mess around with a yo-yo. However if used like anything in moderation, the bay can be a valuable weapon in your arsenal of collecting. In fact sometimes you might have a perfect transaction and compare it to a work of art. The best will shine in the end, and remember not everyone is your friend. Sandtroopers.com neither endorses nor authenticates any of the items featured here. Good luck to you great Troopers in your searches, kick a#$ and take names!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 October 2006 | 23:55 EDT
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“I just wanted to let you local Troops know Target has marked down the Grievous and Boba Fett Unleashed figures yet again...to $9.38.... they had 1 Boba Fett and about 20 Grievous at the store I went to today in Memphis.”

Movieguy11a@aol.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 October 2006 | 18:40 EDT
Sandtrooper Dead Hero Reports: A Fisto Rage!
I'm a razor blade slittin' through a wrist of haters!“Troops! Due to the general lack of hot product on the shelves, I haven't reported in a while, but the earth has somewhat shifted, so I'm back with some Northeast Illinois patrol. LaGrange (Countryside/Hodgkins) Target has had Rogue 2 snowspeeders (flying off the shelves fast), way too many Kit Fisto starfighters, clearance lava titanium Vader, all three battle packs, but a disappointing selection of GB and H&V. I grabbed the battle packs except for the Sarlacc pack because it didn't offer anything different than the last three times we've bought those individual figures! Wal-Mart in the same Quarry plaza has had Sarlacc Battle Pack, end cap basic figure displays (old figures), and the Transformers Classics. Toys R Us in Racine, Wisconsin is bristling with cases of Endor AT-ATs, Dagobah X-Wings, TIE Fighters, and Clone Wars Gunships. This store was a good place to be because they carry the Beast Wars Optimus vs. Megatron pack. I did receive my Masterpiece Edition MP3 Starscream and MP4 Optimus from BigBadToyStore which will blow you away. Visiting Buffalo in a couple weeks, so maybe will heed JediMaster Eric's words and wait! Keep up the good fight Troops, the Naboo wave will be found with a little energon, and a LOT of luck! United We Find!”

jason.meyers@emdiesels.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 October 2006 | 18:03 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedimaster Eric Reports:
“Hello Troops, not so much a report on the hunt as much as how difficult it is to go on one. We got hammered here this weekend with snow (Buffalo, NY) and from looking around you would think a bomb went off! Probably the worst natural disaster of my lifetime living here. Anyway, most of the city and towns are still without power and cleaning up the mess. So, Star Wars has taken a back seat for a few weeks I guess. Which is all right because I have only seen tons of pegwarmer H&V and GB figures anyway. Why does Hasbro have to keep repackaging the same figures? From the wall of pegwarmers here it will probably be awhile before we see the Naboo wave. Oh well, at least the Sabres are kicking butt!”

ericgensler2000@yahoo.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 October 2006 | 18:00 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com:
Fans of the unique LEGO Star Wars aesthetic will be pleased to hear StarWarsShop is offering a brand new set of exclusive maquettes based on the look of the LEGO Star Wars universe! Shaped by the artisans of Gentle Giant Studios, these all-new StarWarsShop exclusives measure 6-inches tall and are sculpted in the style of the celebrated LEGO Star Wars video game, which recasts the classic Star Wars characters into the signature style of LEGO. Each limited edition LEGO Star Wars maquette will include a Certificate of Authenticity, with edition size TBD. Start piecing together your LEGO Star Wars figure collection today!


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 October 2006 | 17:55 EDT
Update from the KSWCC: Fall Festival
On Saturday October 21st the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC) will be holding their 3rd Annual Fall Festival at the Brownsboro Community Center (Directions and details can be found at kswcc.com). Festivities begin at 1pm Eastern Time. Food will be served beginning at 2 pm – Fried Chicken and BBQ will be provided, please bring a dish to share. We’ll have goodies and prizes for our paid membership (you can join at the door) and there will be a Star Wars swap meet, so bring anything you would like to sell or trade. We will also be raffling off a ¼ Scale Sideshow Collectibles Han Solo Statue. There will be tons of games and activities for the kids also. Hope to see you there; you don’t want to miss it! Please visit kswcc.com for more details.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 October 2006 | 13:39 EDT
Nomintations for TotM September 2006:
More back than a Sir Mix-a-lot Video!We're now accepting nominations for the Trooper of the Month for September 2006. We have run into a delay this month but we're going to move not only the nomination but also the vote so we can get right into the next month and get back on schedule. The prize this month is a Darth Vader Reveal mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Click the icon to the left to bring you right to the thread and may the best Trooper win. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 October 2006 | 12:18 EDT
Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews:
Hey Troops, Sandwatch Action Figure Reviews have been updated with maybe the best yet from the new Endor wave in the form of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars- Return of the Jedi. In the past this was one of the last action figures to hit the market, we can all rejoice in the fact we know better but is this better than the first few sculpts? Is it enough for a thumbs up? Feel free to offer your own feedback about the Saga collection. Until then enter if you dare!

Please Spice, don't hurt 'em!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 October 2006 | 11:36 EDT

Sideshow 12-inch: We were lucky enough to receive a little extra stock of Mace Windu, Bespin Han, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn! These are all priced at the MSRP and available in limited quantities.

Clone Trooper Helmet LE: The latest item from Master Replicas is now in stock for $334.99. This is a life sized and highly detailed replica that you might not want to wear for Halloween this year.

Unleashed Battlepacks: The four latest battlepacks are now in stock - all these focus on 'Order 66' and start at $10.99. Carry out the order today!

Godzilla Exclusive: A cool repainted set of vinyl figures from Toy's Dream Project - the Godzilla and Angurus set is priced at $44.99 - this set comes in a nice collector's box.

Spawn: The new Mandarin Spawn and Issue #7 oversized Spawn figures have just arrived, we have limited stock remaining and more arriving next week - these are just $28.99 per piece.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the awesome G1 Soundwave, an amazing new bust from Battlestar Galactica and also the Captain America Premium Format figure!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 October 2006 | 11:20 EDT
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received more new items this week. Pre-Order and save as the order deadline ends October 29th. See our web site for a complete list of all 60 miniature figures. Some figures are as low as 49 cents. We also have the latest Endor/Naboo Wave restocked as well as all three new Battlepacks.

New Bounty Hunters Miniatures:
Chewbacca w/ C-3PO #6 of 60
Luke Skywalker #8 of 60
Princess Leia #9 of 60
Talon Karrde #14 of 60
Calo Nord #23 of 60
Dannik Jerriko #25 of 60
Komari Vosa #39 of 60
Krayt Dragon #52 of 60
Pre-Order:
Evolution Topps Card Box
30th Anniversary Coin Album
Animated Stormtrooper Maquette
Boba Fett Scaled Blaster
Cinemascape Darth Vader
Luke on Tauntaun statue
Zuckuss Mini Bust
Slave Leia Statue


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 October 2006 | 11:19 EDT
Sandtrooper A-Rod Reports:
“Today at the super Wal-Mart in Dekalb, Illinois they had the Battle above the Sarlacc battle packs they only had two left. Their pegs were also filled with some of the fairly recent figures from the Endor Wave. United We Find!”

texasfajita92@sbcglobal.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 22:45 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #380

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This week we have a huge selection of new and old Gentle Giant items available as well as some great pre-orders. As you already know we have the Saga 2 Wave 7 Set along with many other new figures including the G.I. Joe Cobra Viper Pit and Plaque Troopers Vs. Steel Brigade. The Master Replicas Clone Trooper Helmet is also in stock this week. Now is the time to invest in protection for your figures and other collectible items. We have a huge selection of Acrylic Cases that are discounted up to 50% off! We also have a TON of new Transformers that are ready to ship to your door. See you there!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 22:45 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Pharoah Reports:
Goes down Souf!“This has been a good last few days here just north of Atlanta. Have recently gotten the Target Starfighter and Snowspeeder. Finally found wave 7 figures as well at TRU and the new wave of Titanium ships. The new Wal-Mart exclusive Unleashed figures are here too. The new wave of Battlepacks is out in force (baaaad pun) though I’m not picking up those. The Wal-Mart DVD sets are still EVERYWHERE! Boy were these a flop. I know I didn’t get them either. (Can anyone say clearance?) No sign of the 30th AC tins yet. I’ll probably pick those up, though I honestly don’t know why. Well, there’s a lot out right now so hit it hard!”



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 22:45 EDT
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“I just got back from Gurnee Target & they had the new exclusive Snowspeeders & Kit Fisto Starfighters on an end cap right by the Star Wars section. No sign of the Naboo wave. There are just too many of the previous waves in addion too all of the Greatest Hits waste to make any kind of room. That's all for now. Later Troops.”

wrightcombo@juno.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 11:59 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth2525 Reports:
“Hey Troops, I was able to find the 7-inch unleashed Vader and Luke at the Stevens Point Wal-Mart yesterday, they had about 9 of each left after I bought mine. I already have these on other cards but am just a sucker for this new tube style packaging. I sure hope Hasbro decides to continue on with this line. Last Friday this store had the Episode I, II, & III tins but I passed on them at almost $27 apiece, to my surprise these were all bought up by 5 days later. The Target in Stevens Point had a ton of the Kit Fisto Star Fighters but the snow speeder shelf was empty. The Mills Fleet Farm toy land opens this Saturday and the basic figures are listed at $5.49, which means starting Saturday Wal-Mart will honor the lower price. Since wave 7 has yet to show here, that will work out well.”

Todd.Weiler@storaenso.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 11:53 EDT
Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
In Stock & Shipping
Super Deform Medicom Stormtrooper
Super Deform Darth Vader
Luke Skywalker Bespin Kotobukiya
Wave 7 Saga 2006

EU Comic 2-packs
Stormtrooper & Tarkin
Han Stormtrooper & Chewbacca
Darth Vader & Rebel Fleet Trooper

NEW "Order 66" Figure 2-packs
Anakin Skywalker & Airborne Trooper
Darth Vader & Commander Bow
Mace Windu & Galactic Marine
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Utapau Trooper
Emperor & Shock Commander
Yoda & Kashyyk Trooper

New Saleucami Speeder Bike Assault Team: includes Commander Neyo, Saleucami Trooper & Speeder Bike

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 11:53 EDT
Sandtrooper Kevin Reports:
S.C.A.L.P. Recon Patrol“Just wanted to pass some information along about Target. We have on clearance: unleashed Boba and General, titanium and Lightsabers. The Vehicles are on a Sales Planner end cap for 10/15 set. As soon as I know when and what we have out for the toy revision before Christmas, I'll pass it on. It’s in Memphis and out on the east coast too.”

kmclark14@comcast.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 October 2006 | 11:52 EDT
Sandtrooper Tim Reports:
“Went to Target today here in Memphis and they had about 20 of the Unleashed Boba Fett and Grievous marked down to $13.85 and probably a dozen or more of the Titanium Exclusive Darth Vader marked down to $10 and change. If you were waiting for these to drop, you might want to head out!”

Movieguy11a@aol.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 October 2006 | 23:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Garrfett Reports: Back for the Attack!
“Hello, It took me a while - the cost of Star Wars kept me down for a while, I got a newer computer & I’m back. You guys knew me as garrfett-I have recently changed it to darthgarr for e-mail purposes, but all the same Garr is back & I’ll be sending new pictures of my collection as soon as I can round them up, later Troops!”
darthgarr@yahoo.com

Welcome back, and it's great to see you back on the active roster!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 October 2006 | 23:25 EDT
Sandtrooper Jon Reports:
S.C.A.L.P. Elite Forces“Hi Troops. I haven't had any news worth posting on the front page for a long, long time. As of right this minute, KB Toys.com has the entire Endor/Naboo wave in stock. The figures are $7.99 each. By the way, the Rebel Trooper looks to be the African American version. Oh, yeah! Get over there before all the scalpers snatch up the good figures and troop builders. See you in the forums. Trooper Jon out!”

KaperJB@aol.com


Posted by: dustrho | 10 October 2006 | 9:14 EDT
Get Ready for a Marathon
Get Ready for a MarathonTake those shoes off, kick back in your favorite recliner and get ready to watch all 6 Star Wars films in story order starting November 10th on Cinemax. For the first time ever, they will be showing the films they way they should be shown, from the very first glimpse of a young slaved Anakin, to a young Jedi looking to turn his evil father to good once again.

Starting at midnight on November 10th and ending Monday morning (7:00am) on the 13th, Cinemax gives all of us 1 long weekend getaway to look forward to. Not only are they showing the movies in order, but they will also be offering different show times of the Prequel and Original Trilogy’s. Plus, for all you On Demanders out there, you can order the entire Saga anytime you want starting on November 2nd.
I saw the commercial for this last night, and it looks very sweet. My wife just looked over at me and said “There goes that weekend.”

For all of the showing times and other information click here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 October 2006 | 22:53 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Fallcon 2006
More miles than my first hooptie!Our Dewback Patrol has yet another update tonight as forum members Gran 3131 and HothChad take the land of 1000 lakes by storm and have delivered mission details for our archives. If you don't go you'll never know, unless you go on the Patrol! Thanks again to our Troops for the big assist!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 October 2006 | 22:41 EDT
Update from Collectors Gallery Online:
We are now offering the Death Star briefing room set preorder. In stock and shipping this week are: New saga figures, Luke ESB F/X lightsaber & Sideshow TIE Fighter pilot VCD from Medicom. Make sure to check out our wholesale clearance on ROTS 2005 Hasbro toys & Master Replicas items. Click here for a complete list of our latest sales.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 October 2006 | 22:39 EDT
Update to Video Game Section: Star Wars Lego
Putting it together is so much fun!The S.C.A.L.P. invasion goes into the realm of Star Wars video games today and while many are enjoying the latest installment of Star Wars Lego: The Original Trilogy, Jedischolar 8 has put together a great review of the first release that started the trend. The Prequel Trilogy has now made the "Greatest Hits" selection for PS2, but don't worry you will still be able to get new PS2 games unlike other Star Wars lines. This just makes for a nice cost friendly $19.99 price tag in case you passed the first time. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 October 2006 | 17:39 EDT
Update from K & C Collectibles:
K & C Collectibles has received more new items this week including the Saga Snowspeeder with Zev Senesca as well as a very large selection of VividVision 3-D Posters. New Pre-Order items have been added to the site with a order deadline of October 29th.

Restocked Saga 2006 Figures:
Luke Skywalker - Saga 044
Darth Vader - 045
Rebel Trooper - 046 (both versions)
Obi-Wan Kenobi - 047
Holographic Darth Maul - 048
Rep Been - 049
Naboo Soldier - 050
Dud Bolt & Mars Guo - 051
Gragra - 052
Scorch - 021
Titanium:
Darth Vader TIE
Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter
Leia on Speeder Bike

Commemorative DVD Collection:
Three Generations of Jedi
Captured at Cloud City
Triumph of a Jedi


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 October 2006 | 21:00 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys: Newsletter #379

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This week we have featured many new Star Wars products as well as some older items that have been restocked. We have pre-order on Wave I set of 8 of the new 30th Anniversary for $64.99 as well as the Darth Vader with Coin album. We also have the Luke Skywalker ESB Lightsaber LE from Master Replicas for the price of $399.99. Our selection of Titanium has the new Clone Trooper, IG-88 and C-3P0 in stock as well as every new exclusive vehicle and box set. Also check out our quality selection of AFA Graded vintage figures and don’t forget to browse our Ebay auctions that have new items listed almost daily!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 October 2006 | 20:30 EDT
Images Reloaded: Saga Basic #44-52!
Hey Troopers, tonight our Images Section has been hit with a serious update. After a very long hiatus, we have added the latest 9 figures to hit the market. As many have had quite a hard time finding them with all of the so-called Greatest Hits creating constipation of the pegs! Until you find all of them take a look at our detailed photos of the newest wave to hit the streets! United We Find!



`06|#44 Luke Skywalker™ in Endor Gear
`06|#45 Darth Vader™ Battle of Endor
`06|#46 Rebel Trooper™ with Blaster Pistol
`06|#47 Obi-Wan Kenobi™ with Lightsaber & Commlink
`06|#48 Darth Maul™ with Lightsaber (Holographic)
`06|#49 Rep Been™ with Staff
`06|#50 Naboo Soldier™ with Blaster Pistol
`06|#51 Podracer Pilots™ Dud Bolt & Mars Guo
`06|#52 Gragra™ with Axe & Gungan treat




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 October 2006 | 20:28 EDT
Sandtrooper Texican Reports: The aftershocks keep coming!
“Sandtrooper Texican reporting in again. First news, I received my prize from K & C Collectibles and the Star Tours figures rock, thanks again Sandtroopers.com. Second news, was in the Galveston, TX. Wal-Mart today and came across the new collectors tins. I snagged one of each at $26.84 a piece. They had the new battlepacks on the shelves too but I left them for another day.”

fhuff@gt.rr.com


Posted by: dustrho | 7 October 2006 | 21:27 EDT
Sandwatch Update: Checklist Has Been Updated!
Sandwatch Update: Checklist Has Been Updated!Thanks to the help of fellow staff member Jimsjedi, our Checklist has been updated to help you in your Star Wars collecting madness. Many sections have been updated including the following: vintage, POTF2, Episode I, ROTS, Saga 2006 and more! Some of the updates were brought to our attention from great troopers who are loyal to our cause, and I wanted to say "thank you" for helping us keep this up-to-date. If you happen to spot anything we're missing please send us an email and we'll include it in the next updated version. United We Find!



Posted by: Jedi Scholar 8 | 6 October 2006 | 20:33 EDT
Star Wars Halloween Celebration in London!
Chessington World of AdventuresThe Official Site has news of an exciting festival to help celebrate Halloween for all our Troopers near London! Feel the Force this October at Chessington World of Adventures outside of London, England. From Oct. 6 through 31, the park will feature a Jedi Training Academy, live-action stage shows, stormtroopers on patrol, and chance to "ride in the dark" with late opening hours. Warrick Davis, aka Wicket the Ewok will be in person on October 7th and 8th as well, so be sure to swing by this weekend and say hello! Click here to visit Chessington's own website for more details!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:56 EDT

Master Replicas: The Comic-Con Chrome Scaled Han Solo Blaster is now in stock for $42.99, and we also have the Qui-Gon Jinn LE Lightsaber at $359.99.

Titanium: Several new waves have just arrived and we have a variety of figures available including: B-Wing, Droid Tri-Fighter, Executor, Speeder Bikes, Sandcrawler, Swamp Speeder, TIE Fighter and more. Many of the 3.75" Titanium figures have also been restocked.

Rocky Wave I: Jakks Pacific has just released a very cool set of 11 figures from the first Rocky movie. There are several versions of Rocky and Apollo, as well as supporting cast members like Adriane, Mick, Spider Rico, Paulie, and even a side of beef to toughen Rocky up.

Clash of the Titans: Gentle Giant's new set of 3 larger scale figures based on the work of Ray Harryhausen is now in stock in limited quantities for $89.99. The three figures in the set are Kraken, Medusa, and Calibos.

Vintage Department: The vintage department has been hard at work listing a bunch of boxed & loose G1 Transformers, Vintage Star Wars, Japanese & Reissue Transformers and a variety of other items. Check out their latest listings here.

Also this week check out our pre-order menu to see some of the new items added this week or arriving soon including: the awesome Rebel Commando Bundle, an amazing new figure from The Crow and also the hot Gwen Stefani & Harajuku Girls line!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:55 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session:
Latest Q&A from HasbroHey Troopers! Is it Friday already? You keep asking them, we'll keep sending them and we're enjoying the particpation. However due to the shortened week we will not have a Q & A session until Friday October 20th. Until then head for the forums and take a look at what they had to say.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:51 EDT
Sandtrooper Jedihawk Reports:
The Hawk!“Well Troops...It has been a long time. I have been completely swamped at work for several months and not doing many toys runs. My area seems to be devoid of any new plastic life. Every store here is drowning the Greatest Battles waves. I am not sure how my local Wal-Mart’s are EVER going to move all of those figures. Target is not much better but they have not restocked any 4" figures in over 4-6 weeks! There have been no Endor wave 1 sightings around here. But last week the local Wal-Mart’s put out a few of the tray assortments that had the Gunner and the Endor 3PO in the mix. Last night was another story. I went to one of my local Wal-Mart’s after I left the office (3am) and they had stocked some of the new Battle Packs. These were priced at $19,76 each. Also they had the first 3 of the Commemorative Tins. The first new 30th Anniversary items. The price point - $26.94! Seems mighty steep for just 4 repacked figures. They do look nice though. I struggled with the decision of purchase and ultimately chose to pass for now. Sideshow is killing my budget. Long post, I know but had some catching up to do. ST.com keep up the good work. Hunt 'em down.”

swfan_bcs@hotmail.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:50 EDT
Update from Fireside Collectibles:
We have many new products coming out of Sideshow that have been added to our website this week. Look out for the Rebel Commando bundle and the Clone Trooper from R.A.H. which will not last long. Sideshow is also producing a 1/4 scale Captian America and T2 T-800 T-800 polystone statue! What scale is it? Who knows? But we should know by next week! Come browse our site and see all the new items as well as product reviews.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:49 EDT
Sandtrooper Bobafett1997 Reports:
“Greetings fellow Troopers, it has been awhile since I posted any news from N.E. Florida. Trooper Bobafett1997 checking in from Jacksonville,Fl. After finding remnants from the Naboo wave at the Duval and Merrill Road Wal-Mart’s, I was able to score 2 complete sets minus the Afro-Endor Soldier (He was nowhere to be found) at the Atlantic Avenue Wal-Mart. They also had 2 sets of the Han/Tauntaun Unleashed packs that I picked up for my sons. I have yet to see anyone else mentioning these sets being out yet but I was able to pick up 3 new Battle Packs from the Merrill Road Wal-Mart. They are Sith Lord Attack, Battle above the Sarlaac, and the Jedi vs. Darth Sidious. They are all repacks but display well in their boxes. The Regency Toys R Us had 6 of each of the Endor AT-AT and the Dagobah X-wings, no new figures though but they also had 1 Battle above the Sarlaac Battlepacks as well. I have not come across any new Target exclusives or the new wave of Galactic Heroes yet but I will continue the search. Good luck troopers and keep up the fight.”

rhamrickii@yahoo.com


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:49 EDT
Latest News from r2dtoys.com:
In Stock Sideshow 12-inch:
Anakin / Vader Sith Apprentice exclusive figure
Mace Windu figure
Obi-Wan Kenobi figure
Qui-Gon Jinn figure
Han Solo Bespin figure

We are also still shipping: Luke Jedi, Anakin & Kit Fisto. Also this week we have the Medicom Super Deform Stormtrooper and the Gentle Giant Yoda monument - only 1 left! AT-AT Walkers are finally here, look out for your delivery next week. All our first shipment has pre-sold out, however we have more coming into stock in 2 weeks, so if you are lucky you will still grab this awesome piece before they are gone for good. This is likely to be our FINAL shipment. All in-stock Kotbukiya SLASHED - check the front page of our site for full details and links. Commander Bly is just £29! One week left only!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 October 2006 | 19:48 EDT
Sandtroopette Donna Reports:
The First Lady of ST.com!“Hey Troops, Donna from So Cal reporting in. Here is what has been found in the past couple weeks at various retailers here in SoCal: Target - Unleashed Boba/Grievous, Titanium regular and Patina Lava Vader, Titanium regular Clonetrooper (using DCPI#), C3PO with gray and brown bases and finally Fisto's Starfighter and Snowspeeder (again using DCPI#). Wal-Mart - Endor2/Naboo wave (only seen once), Dashboard Drivers, and Unleashed Vader/Luke. At Toys R Us - Plenty of X-wings, Big Wing White TIE Fighters (Saga pilot), and Republic Gunships. Very few AT-AT's hanging around. Kmart - Newest wave of galactic heroes, and Titanium Patina Clonetrooper and IG-88. Lastly, I have a Mara Jade and Shocktrooper Mini Bust for trade. Looking for C3 Sandtrooper and any AOTC Clonetrooper Mini Bust. Happy Hunting to all!”

theloneswlady@adelphia.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 October 2006 | 18:50 EDT
Sandtrooper Tom Fett Reports: Aftershocks!
“Hey Troops, I just wanted to let you know that I received my 1/4 scale Luke Skywalker, from Fireside Collectibles today. I could not get over the fact that I won this awesome piece, thanks to Sandtroopers.com for having the blast & especially Fireside Collectibles for donating such a generous prize. You made me one happy bounty hunter; this site rocks and keep up the good work!”

TomOHanlon40@msn.com


Posted by: dustrho | 5 October 2006 | 17:27 EDT
"Clone Wars" Coming Next Year
George LucasIf you enjoyed the animated series Star Wars Clone Wars then you're going to be in for a treat next year, as George Lucas announced today that his new TV series Clone Wars will more than likely air next year sometime. The show will be a continuation of the previous two seasons that aired on Cartoon Network, and will of course include the main characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, Anakin Skywalker and more. I personally cannot wait for this to come out on TV, because I thoroughly enjoyed the animated versions. It was a nice change of pace compared to seeing the films in live action, and this new show means Star Wars will still be alive and strong with the Force. Read the full story about it here.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 October 2006 | 12:42 EDT
Update from Sideshow: Goin' Commando Tonight!
We'd like you Troopers to know some of the first 'Militaries of Star Wars' figures will be available for Pre-Order tonight with the launch of our newsletter. There has been some confusion about these products, so we've tried to answer the most important questions in the Q & A. Also, because they are not using the Priority Pre-Order method to sell the Rebel Strike Force Bundle, or the first individual Infantry Trooper, you should have plenty of time to place your own orders for these items, if you want them. The following two Troopers are scheduled to Priority Pre-Order in the coming weeks, and we'll try to stay on top of these as they come!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 October 2006 | 8:08 EDT
Update from Andrew's Toyz:
Andrew's Toyz writes in with new arrivals and many new upcoming pre-orders at the best prices around! Many of the upcoming Gentle Giant items have pre-sold out on numerous websites, but Andrew's Toyz still has all of them available for order. Clone Trooper deluxe mini busts are in stock now at amazingly low prices.

Comic Con exclusive Han Solo Chrome scaled replica has just arrived. This was from the San Diego summer convention. At such a low price, it will not last long. Make sure you order soon!The 30th Anniversary section has recently been posted. Pre-Orders are now being accepted for Wave 1 of carded figures and the Darth Vader with Coin Album. Expanded Universe Comic Figure sets are available as well.

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Posted by: Dan | 4 October 2006 | 20:25 EDT
North woods of WI Wal-Mart update.
Sandtrooper Dan reporting live from the hilly fall looking landscaped terrain of Wausau Wisconsin. If you live in the Wausau Metropolitan area or any of the surrounding towns you might want to keep your eyes peeled at your local Wal-Mart for the Endor/Naboo wave. I hit up the Wal-Mart in Rib Mountain tonight and scored most of the new figures. Once again it was one of those -round the corner and the jaw hits the floor when you finally see something new kinds of score, them are the best. Good luck Troopers!




Posted by: dustrho | 3 October 2006 | 10:02 EDT
LucasArts is Building Up Their Forces
LucasArts is Building Up Their ForcesIt seems that next generation gaming is going to be a major priority for LucasArts, as they have been building up their forces to produce some of the most intense video games to ever come out. There are currently 70 to 80 employees working on different "next gen" video games for LucasArts, and I could only guess that more and more employees will make their way into LucasArts to contribute to developing these new games. One of LucasArts' employees, Chris Williams, spoke at a career fair in London, England, and you can read more about what he said here.



Posted by: dustrho | 2 October 2006 | 22:46 EDT
So Who Do YOU Want to Be?
So Who Do YOU Want to Be?Wish you could be Darth Maul? How about Qui-Gon Jinn or Count Dooku? Maybe you wanted to be Jango Fett or even a young Darth Vader. For only 200 Microsoft Points you can purchase an Xbox Live exclusive 50-pack of prequel characters for the highly successful Star Wars LEGO II: The Original Trilogy video game. The characters in this special package are based from Star Wars Episodes I through III, and if there's a character you want to be that was in one of the prequels, chances are that they'll be in this special package. In order to purchase this you must be an Xbox Live subscriber and you will obviously need to own an Xbox 360. Read the full scoop here, and let us know if you end up buying this over in our forums.

Big thanks to forum member chewykingwookie for sharing this exciting news in our forums!



Posted by: dustrho | 2 October 2006 | 17:29 EDT
Battlefront III in the Works?
Battlefront III in the Works?If you liked the first two Star Wars Battlefront video games, you might like to know that LucasArts seems to be currently working on a third title for the series. However, this time it may include the "next generation" gameplay that can be utilized to its fullest with the Xbox 360 and other powerful gaming systms. Now this is just a rumor, but when you think about it LucasArts would be crazy not to create a third game with this type of futuristic gaming technology. Read the full story here, and be sure to talk about this over in our our forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 October 2006 | 19:22 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Anarchy in the U.K.!
We could use a womans touch around here maybe!The S.C.A.L.P. invasion goes overseas and today we update our Dewback Patrol menu with its forty-fifth entry! This weekend Collectormania 10 is going on and forum members Taurs & Jaask were kind enough to go in, get the job done and do the dirty work for us! For more check out what was so great other than the free admission! Thanks again to both of them for the time and effort. United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 October 2006 | 19:18 EDT
Sandtrooper Darth Hidious Reports:
“I been racking my brain and searching for a way to mount a star case to the wall and not have to use tacks or nails. I finally stumbled a crossed a plastic piece at Lowes that is used for making stain glass windows. They come in 8' lengths and are approximately 1" wide in the back and 1/2" wide in the front with a 1/8" gap in between. Basically the look like an "H" with one side taller then the other. You can staple these to the wall with a staple gun measuring 9 3/8" apart. Make sure to measure from the short sides. Cut the hangers off of the star cases. The cases will slide into the channels with a little persuasion. This makes for a nice display and perfectly strait rows. This method will not damage the card or figure inside the cases. Another plus, they are easier to dust because they don’t move around on the walls.”

wichern@eastex.net


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 October 2006 | 19:17 EDT
Dewback Preview: Motor City Comic-Con
Hey Troops, in years past we have made the journey to the Motor City Comic-Con and I'd like to encourage any and all Troopers in the area to make it out to this show later this month. While the Star Wars guests are not in high demand, there are quite a few other celebrities making it out and you really never know what treasure you can find at a larger event like this one. This show has announced Doug Wangler (living model for Quinlan Vos) will be at the venue signing autographs and memorabilia for fans. Advance ticket holders get in 30 minuets early, so check out the website and load up that Dewback!