st A Public Service Message: Force Friday Etiquette

Today at 09:20:33 AM by Darth Spice
Tonight is the big night Troopers, a night that most of us never thought could possibly ever happen again.  Back in 2005 when Revenge of the Sith hit the theater, it felt as if it were sort of like a swan song to some degree.  Maybe people felt as if it were the end.  Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm we have all been given a new life as we get the privilege of not only seeing this great story continue, but we also get a chance to get a ton of new items in our Star Wars collections.

That being said, if you are participating in any of the Force Friday Midnight Madness events, keep in mind they've made plenty of this stuff!  There is no need to push, shove, trample little girls or do anything but conduct yourself with calm and class.  This is the greatest saga in sci-fi and this hobby changed the way movies are made and marketed. So tonight make sure to show them not only we are the greatest fans in the world, but truly the elite and best of the best! United We Find and make sure to send in those store reports Troopers.
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st Sandwatch Live: Luke Skywalker & Wampa TBS Deluxe

Yesterday at 08:09:37 PM by Darth Spice
In this episode we take a look at the Luke and Wampa Deluxe set from the 6-inch Black Series line. There's no doubt this is one of the finer offerings from Hasbro in quite some time, take a look at the clip and let us know if you agree.

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st Update from NJ Toys & Collectibles: Force Friday from Home!

Yesterday at 08:06:42 PM by Darth Spice
Your Force Friday discounts are here!  The more you buy, the more you save. Discount ends Sunday Sept. 6, 2015.

Save 5% on orders of $25 or more

Save 7% on orders of $50 or more

Save 10% on orders of $100 or more

Free shipping on all orders over $200! Check out our storefront ALL DAY on Force Friday as we continuously add new products for your enjoyment, including exclusives!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Kylo Ren F/X Saber in Action!

September 01, 2015, 02:28:00 PM by Darth Spice
Get up close and personal with the new Kylo Ren F/X Saber.  Sandtrooper Joel Paauwe has shared a video for your viewing pleasure from Starwarsjunk.net, retail is $220.00 on what is described as "something, but not much"! Click below and join the commentary on our Facebook page.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: 3,597 Post-It Notes 'Star Wars' Murals

September 01, 2015, 09:11:50 AM by Darth Spice
After being inspired by Ben Brucker's superhero wall art, we let a small team loose in the office with a big stack of post-it notes and an imagination brimming with anticipation for the upcoming Star Wars film. In the end it took a team of four people about five hours to complete the murals, and the designs and planning took about an hour. We used 3,597 post-it notes in total. We are really proud of what the team have created and we wanted to share the project with the world. To read more about how we came up with the designs and the execution of the project you can read about it and click below for the video!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: New figures at JTA!

August 31, 2015, 09:12:05 PM by Darth Spice
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have an awesome report confirming two new figures in Sarco Plank and an alien X-wing Pilot Asty! Click the image below for the full report and thanks to Paul for the heads up. United We Find.

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st Update from Bigbadtoystore.com:

August 31, 2015, 08:53:37 PM by Darth Spice

Super Shogun Boba Fett: The Super Shogun is a must-have for any serious Star Wars collector! Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett is the bounty hunter's signature colorway from the original trilogy!  Standing at 24 inches tall, this figure fires missiles from its gauntlet and jetpack, and stands on leg rollers! No batteries required! Boba Fett has movable arms, head, and rangefinder for different action poses!

Legendary Jedi Master Yoda: Train to become a Jedi with Legendary Yoda! Small in size but wise and powerful, Yoda has trained Jedi's like Luke Skywalker for over 800 years. Now it's your turn as Legendary Yoda guides you on the path to becoming a Jedi Master. Standing an impressive 16 inches tall, Yoda's dynamic motorized body movement and full voice recognition make him the most realistic Star Wars toy ever. He speaks 115 phrases that will lead you to Jedi Wisdom and Lightsaber mastery. And with dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda comes to life with never-before-seen Lightsaber action! Discover 3 distinct modes of play on your path to becoming a Jedi Master.

Star Wars Bandai Models: Escape the Sarlaac pit and transport your bounty with the 1/12 Scale Boba Fett model kit and the 1/72 scale Slave I model kit by Bandai.  These kits feature intricate details and some limited poseability making them great additions to any Star Wars collection.

Darth Vader Toaster: The Star Wars franchise is among the most recognizable brands on earth, with Darth Vader at the helm. Molded in sturdy black plastic and meticulously detailed, the Darth Vader Toaster will make a striking addition to any kitchen counter. Pop in two pieces of bread, frozen pancakes, hamburger buns or English muffins, and in moments Vader ejects them with the Star Wars logo on both pieces. Like your toast on the darker side? A handy dial provides temperature adjustment. The imposing presence of Darth Vader will help eaters start their day feeling ready to take over the planet, and anything else that might get in their way.

Tamashii Nations: Third to join this unique series is the artillery packed Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper! The Sandtrooper comes with two gun powder type rifles and a Japanese katana sword ready for battle. The special backpack is designed with meticulous detail and finished with a rusty look. Flexible material makes posing the Sandtrooper holding a firearm a breeze. The set includes interchangeable hands, blaster rifles (small and large), Japanese katana set, and backpack. $89.99.

Star Wars Miracle Action Figures: C-3PO features a shiny gold finish and comes with extra hands and comlink; and R2-D2 features movable legs and a retractable middle foot. He can be outfitted with his drink serving equipment seen on Jabba's Sail Barge and includes a small holographic Princess Leia figure. This set is $104.99.

Hybrid Metal Figuration: The droids you are looking for have joined the Hybrid Metal Figuration lineup!R2-D2 and C-3PO are the most iconic droids in the Star Wars movie universe.  C-3PO features light up LED Eyes and 6 exchangeable hands and R2-D2 features light up LED signal lights and removable center leg.

Han Solo Carbonite Backpack Buddy: A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Carry your books and papers in this plush backpack in the form of Han Solo's Carbonite-encased form from Return of the Jedi!

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st Dewback Patrol: Return of the Battle Station!

August 29, 2015, 06:58:53 PM by Darth Spice
We have finally dusted off the Jawas and have our Sandtroopers.com Battle Station back to being fully operational!  Click below to see the photos of what would prove to be a great room full of Star Wars toys and collectibles.  Thanks again to Dave Dorman and our entire crew for an outstanding day. If you are anywhere near Grayslake, IL you might want to check out the show tomorrow. It was very busy for the second show and first time in a new venue, very impressive.

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st This Just in from Brian's Toys:

August 29, 2015, 09:31:59 AM by Darth Spice
It's been a long couple years, but the Brian's Toys Free Toys Promotion is back!  This year features a fantastic selection of product from 3.75" combo sets all the way to Sideshow 12" Figure Sets and an Anakin F/X Lightsaber. The rules are simple. There are 25 products to choose from, scattered across 8 different price tiers.  Simply fill your shopping cart with enough in-stock products to meet the minimum tier requirement, add your eligible free item, then apply the corresponding coupon code on your cart. Certain rules and restrictions do apply. To get started on this fantastic promotion, visit the Free Toy promo page.

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st Harder to Stay on Target for Force Friday!

August 29, 2015, 08:17:54 AM by r3dfiv3
It is hard to believe there are nearly 3,000 Walmarts, but only 207 Targets participating in Force Friday. Before heading out to your local Target next Thursday to get in line for the 12:01 Force Friday event, be sure and check to see if yours is participating.  I actually spoke to a store manager at my local Target in person yesterday, which is in a densely populated area, before finding this link and was told to my dismay that they would not be participating. According to an article in the NY Post, nearly 3,000 Walmarts offering 24 hours service will be hosting the Force Friday event.

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st Target shows Giant Chewbacca for Force Friday giveaway!

August 28, 2015, 08:45:11 PM by dj121
Look at what was at the entrance of my local Target store tonight. There will be a raffle on Force Friday during the Midnight Opening at Target stores for this GIANT stuffed Chewbacca! Not all Target stores will be doing the midnight madness opening, so check with your local store, or click below to see if they are taking part in the Midnight opening event.

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st Season 2 Kicks off October 14th!

August 28, 2015, 12:50:22 PM by Darth Spice
Star Wars Rebels is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.  The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels - the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

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st 15th Anniversary Charity Raffle!

August 28, 2015, 09:55:19 AM by Darth Spice
We have an awesome anniversary party that is underway, make sure to donate to get in on the top prizes.  We will send 100% of your donation to UNICEF - Star Wars Force for change! Thanks again to our sponsors and all who have donated so far, United We Find.

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st Dewback Preview: We invade Count-I-Con this weekend!

August 27, 2015, 07:59:26 AM by Darth Spice
We wanted to remind you Troopers the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station will be appearing at Count-I-Con in Grayslake, IL this weekend.  We will be joined by special guest Dave Dorman at our booth. He will have a huger selection of prints, sketch cards and originals available for purchase.  Parking is free and admission is very affordable so if you are in the Lake County, IL area make sure to add this to your patrol!

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st Dewback Patrol: Chicago Comic-Con Recap Gallery!

August 27, 2015, 07:55:00 AM by Darth Spice
After wrapping up my 15th Chicago Comic-Con in 16 years, as a Star Wars fan I must say the show was more than a little flat.  The ticket prices are outrageous these days, as one could find themselves down over $80 before walking through the door to buy anything.  This effects the vendors who are raising their prices to counter the increases on the booth prices.  Overall I have to say I was shocked to find not one Star Wars autograph guest and there was very little in the programming from a galaxy far, far away.  We can only hope next year will bring an awakening to Chicago Comic-Con, until then enjoy our final recap gallery from Lance Neilson at 2nd Shift Photography!

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