March 2010

Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 March 2010 | 22:12 EDT
Partner Update: Blue-Tinni!
Our friends at theJawa.com have gone blue in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Stop by to see what DarthWormie and the crew have been working on. We're looking forward to incorporating the brown and black burlap attack as we roll forward into 2010. For more check out the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 31 March 2010 | 21:15 EDT
Dewback Preview: C2E2 guest list Announced!
We haven't even got our suitcases unpacked and it appears in just 16 days we'll be headed back into the Windy City to cover C2E2. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 16-18 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. There will be many Star Wars guests on hand as Carrie Fisher, Ray Park, Daniel Logan, Amy Allen, Peter Mayhew and Orli Shoshon will be in attendance signing autographs. Also, Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet will be speaking on Saturday, April 17th in the IGN Theater. Not only will there be stars to meet, collectors can get their hands on an exclusive Celebration V/C2E2 T-Shirt that will only be available to those who purchase their tickets for Celebration V at C2E2. Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com for complete coverage, and click below to learn more on this event.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 March 2010 | 22:45 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Accepting Sandtrooper Occupation!
Check out our second day of operations from our Battle Station cam! There were some pretty cool things to see, most of them were people in Star Wars costumes. Check out the most incredible Bossk costume I've ever seen, and a Gonk Droid that was pretty cool as well. Lastly, check out the great Dave Dorman show off his twenty plus years as a Star Wars artist. It was truly an honor to have the Station powered by Rolling Thunder this weekend! United We Find.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 March 2010 | 16:53 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Day 2
Planet Comic-Con is under ST Control!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with the second day of coverage from Planet Comic-Con. We had a great weekend and got the message of unity spread throughout the region. We also managed to raise over $100 for one of our Make It Better charities. For more, check out the full report from the show yesterday! Thanks again to all our Troopers, Sponsors and Affiliates for a great weekend. We could not do it without your help! Stay tuned as we have one more video clip from Sunday to drop from the show.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 29 March 2010 | 14:15 EDT
Dewback Patrol: The Starfox Situation!
Check out this small clip from yesterday as I instruct the crew on what to do when Lt. Starfox enters the Planet Comic-Con Raffle. There was a lot of fun to be had at the Sandtroopers.com Battle Station, this is just a small sample of that! We just couldn't resist taking a shot at one of our favorite Troopers! United We Find.




Posted by: The_Josh | 28 March 2010 | 21:18 EDT
Sideshow Collectibles 501st Clone Trooper Coming!!
Sideshow announced in their last weeks newsletter one of the most anticipated clones is finally going to go up for order. That's right folks the 501st Clone Trooper is finally going up for Pre-Order! Unlike the other Clones Sideshow has done this guy is getting a PPO which could mean something special for Vader's Fist. While you wait come and discuss the your thoughts with us in the 501st Clone Trooper thread. Make sure you check out the PPO order page to get all the details so you don't miss your chance to order the 501st Clone Trooper!!

The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 15:54 EDT
The Grand Prize Winners Are...
We had three Sandtastic prizes in the form of a Sideshow Collectibles Sandtrooper Squad Leader, a Gentle Giant Sandtrooper Sergeant (#7 of 15k) and the Han Solo and Tauntaun statue, also from Gentle Giant. The winners of our three grand prizes at Planet Comic-Con are:

885229 - Pat Roberts

885277 - Tyler Meyers

885206 - George Falls


Prizes will be dispursed on first come, first serve basis. If any of the three are not claimed in 15 days we will draw again. Thanks to all who participated and we hope to have a grand total posted in the very near future.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 13:39 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Artist Panel Part 2
We have posted the second half of the Star Wars presentation from yesterday. Join Cat Staggs, Cynthia Martin and Dave Dorman for an interesting behind the scenes look at some of the past and present and present of Star Wars art.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 13:10 EDT
Dewback Patrol: More Winners selected!
There are now ten winners that have been posted in the Planet Comic-Con thread, please contact me to claim your prize. If you win one of the three grand prizes at the 2 p.m. drawing, you will be contacted. We're doing pretty good with seven winners here at the show and three forum members! Stay tuned for a more coverage from the Battle Station later this afternoon.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 5:22 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Artist Panel
We have uploaded part one from the Star Wars Artist panel here at Planet Comic-Con. Join Cat Staggs, Cynthia Martin and the great Dave Dorman to hear about the transition from Marvel to Dark Horse, and what was and what wasn't off limits just prior to the prequels! Click below and stay tuned for part 2.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 2:39 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Guest Panel
Check out some of the guest panel from Planet Comic-Con 2010 as Matthew Wood (General Grievous), Tom Kane (Yoda), and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) held a brief Q & A session. Sorry for the quick exit, I guess you should have been there!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 2:29 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Galactic Match Up!
Have you ever wondered what basketball teams might exist in a galaxy far, far away? It's officially March Madness now that StarWarsShop.com presents a "Galactic Match Up" just as we enter the best time of year for basketball -- NCAA Championships and the NBA Finals. The Galactic Match Up? Why, The Death Star Dianogas vs. The Kashyyyk Rage, of course! To celebrate basketball, and bring the Star Wars universe to the games, StarWarsShop has created two new and exclusive basketball jerseys. Click below to see a preview!


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 28 March 2010 | 1:07 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Invasion!
Check out the shot clip as we're locked, loaded and in position as our Planet Comic-Con continues. There were some amazing costumes on hand, check out some of the highlights from the Battle Station!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2010 | 21:14 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Planet Comic-Con Day 1
I even saw the Ghost of QG!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with coverage from operations today at Planet Comic-Con from the Battle Station. There were several Star Wars guests on hand and it took a crew of five to handle the heavy crowd that showed up this morning. We only selected five winners as we wanted to add the many forum members who got in on our raffle via Paypal. We'll be dropping the rest of the cache like bombs tomorrow! For more, check out the full report from the show today! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2010 | 20:20 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Battle Station Ready to Fire!
Here is a very short clip of the Sandtroopers Battle Station. It was good we had a nice crew for this operation because the attendance was record setting I was told. Check out the calm before the storm, and stay tuned for more photos, updates and more important, winners!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 27 March 2010 | 14:45 EDT
First Four Numbers have been Posted:
The first four numbers have been posted in the Planet Comic-Con thread, please contact me to claim your prize. Stay tuned for a full report from the Battle Station later this afternoon.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 March 2010 | 19:24 EDT
Dewback Preview: Battle Station FULLY Operational!
Kickin up 10 years worth of dust!We have just completed setting up our Battle Station at Planet Comic-Con and we'll be doing a massive giveaway as we continue our decade of decadence over the next forty-eight hours. We will be giving away prizes every hour on the hour as we bring you coverage from the event. We hope you can check out the details in this thread to see what the prize pool entails. For just one dollar you can have a chance at any of our prizes from the weekend "ground assault". United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 March 2010 | 18:57 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Tons of Vintage has been added to the Brian's Toys website in the past week. From the Rare Meccano SW figures to the a beat up Logray figure, there's something for everybody! The exclusive Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite maquette is back in stock and will look better on your end table. Brian's Toys aims to improve your decorating skills with style!

Finally, we have the exclusive Plourr Ilo & Dllr Nep Comic 2-Pack in stock! Don't forget about our $4.99 flat-rate shipping to anywhere in the continental United States.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 26 March 2010 | 15:33 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Internet Exclusive Comic Pack
How exclusive is exclusive?We update our Sandwatch Guides with one of the last of the Comic Book 2-packs. These are exclusive to online stores and any and many of our sponsors have them in stock and shipping. Check out the photos and summary of Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep the X-Wing pilots and the Storm Commando & General Weir. You can bet these will be a hot item if the scalpers get word, so head out that weren't good enough for Walmart. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for taking them out! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 25 March 2010 | 14:42 EDT
Goodbye, Old Friend
Pat & Spice 2007It is with the deepest regret and sorrow to inform our readers of the passing of Pat Carlucci yesterday. For those of you who do not remember, he was responsible for founding our website and community with George Collazo nearly ten years ago. I would personally like to thank Pat for taking me under the wing of this organization, and we have come quite a long way since I was challenged to make this the greatest Star Wars collector site in the world. I could never express in words what this "journey" has meant to me, and while Pat and I were not the best of friends, we were still very good friends. There is no question or little doubt the man changed my life forever. We wish his wife Dawn, and his family well during this most difficult time. While this is the saddest of days, we promise to carry on our mission, and his dream will live on forever. God bless you Pat, United We Find!



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 March 2010 | 21:46 EDT
Dewback Preview: Kickin' up Dust is a Must!
We're happy to announce our next stop on our ten-year anniversary tour! We'll be set up near the Rolling Thunder booth if any of you Troopers in the Kansas City area would like to stop by for some of the festivities. There will be a few Star Wars guests on hand including Matthew Wood (General Grievous), Tom Kane (voice of Yoda), and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano). Stay tuned to Sandtroopers.com in the upcoming days to see how registered forum members will also be able to take part in on our drawing this weekend. For more information on Planet Comic-Con, click below. United We Find!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 24 March 2010 | 21:45 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Emperor Palpatine
It's Darth Spice, and he's STILL alive!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the seventh Ultimate Quarter Scale figure from Diamond Select. They sure did a great job of pulling out of a nose-dive after what they did to the son of Skywalker. Could it get any worse? And what could they solve the problem of the top-heavy torso? Is it the best UQS figure yet? For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for yet another piece of our holocron! Let's keep an eye out for Grand Moff Tarkin in the near future, I can't wait for the foul stench.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 March 2010 | 23:50 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: "Sev" Republic Commando Added!
Roger that Delta!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the fourth and final Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts. There were only a couple of ways to score these sought after pieces, and we have finally got all four. There are only 1300 in this edition size for Sev, as this was exclusive to PGM members and Forbidden Planet. For more check out the latest! Sound off in our forums if you're adding this exclusive set to your collections.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 March 2010 | 21:34 EDT

Rogue Squadron Exclusive: Exclusive Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep action figures and their helmet and weapon accessories come with an exciting comic book, sure to inspire tons of living room “battle” action! Figures come with Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1 comic book. In stock now at $17.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: The Sandtrooper Squad Leader Militaries of Star Wars Figure utilizes a fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation, and is accompanied by a 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars Logo. You can now find this in stock and shipping!

Gentle Giant: Before he joined the Rebellion, before he met Yoda and trained to become a Jedi, before he knew his father was the Dark Lord Vader; Luke Skywalker spent his days working on his Uncle Owen’s Moisture Farm. Luke stands approximately 6” tall and includes a detailed lightsaber raised up over his head. Pre-orders have been listed at 10% off MSRP.

LEGO Mini-Figures: Grab a random single or a master case of 200 pieces of a cool assortment of mini figures from Lego. Build armies of characters from around the world and from many different eras - take a look here.

Funko: We are working through a ton of new Funko listings including: headphones, ear buds, lamps, wobblers, banks and more from: Lord of the Rings, DC, Animal House, Marvel, Star Wars and more. Even more Funko will be listed in the coming days. Bring home fun wobblers from one of the best comedies in years, the Hangover. Figures are each priced at $11.99 and feature Phil, Stu, two versions of Allen (one in underwear, one with Carlos) and Mr Chow.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 March 2010 | 16:18 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Collectors VS. Cancer LAST Call
The team at Yakface.com has declared it is "Last Call" for their Collectors VS. Cancer drive that intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society. Head off to the Sailbarge at Yakface.com for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 23 March 2010 | 16:11 EDT
Dewback Preview: Celebration V VIP Packages!
Now if we can nail down a few good guests!The countdown continues for Star Wars Celebration V, and you can now check out the VIP packages they have available. There are two different tiers to choose from, and they are stating these will be "extremely limited". We can also only guess the announcement for media guests will be announced in the very near future, as there really isn't a whole lot to book a trip for at the present time. You can check out the official Celebration V website for the comparison, hotel information and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2010 | 14:48 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Blast from the Past
Give Peace a Chance!While speaking with my good friend Anthony Forrest the other day, he sent me a link with a few photos of his brief meeting with John Lennon, back in 1969. The photos were from a Beatles fan site in Canada, but it if you scroll down to photos #9 and #14, you'll see an eighteen year-old Anthony Forrest with one of the biggest icons in Rock and Roll. It is a good day to remember the message of John Lennon in these turbulent times of change. All we are saying Troops, give peace a chance! Special thanks go out to National Archives of Canada and the Ottawa Beatle Site, and the "Godfather" of Sandtroopers.com for sharing the memories. For more, check out the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2010 | 13:58 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Prototype Dak, Clones, & More Surface!
Incoming and soon!Our good ally and friend Gorkoracing has turned us on to a few of the new prototypes that have recently surfaced online. There are photos of the new Dak Ralter figure, and there are several more that have us looking at the blueprint of new Clones and even a Jedi Master! If they are showing up online, then it is only a matter of time before they see the U.S. retail market. For more visit our forums to get the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 22 March 2010 | 13:52 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: New Gentle Giant Product
Our friends at Yodasnews have posted a very interesting report from their latest Q & A segment with Gentle Giant LTD. There is a new minibust coming soon and a ton of other questions you may be interested in. There is also an extensive interview with artist Joe Corroney as well for more check out the goodness of the Dagobah swamp to get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 March 2010 | 15:26 EDT
Update from Apple ITunes: Download your Favorites Now!
Just in case you missed it at brick and mortar locations, you can now download Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side. The Family Guy empire strikes back with another hilarious parody of your favorite sci-fi saga! May the laughs be with you. You can also download each episode from Season 2 of the Clone Wars. Click below to have your Star Wars on the go with you at all times.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 March 2010 | 15:11 EDT
Dewback Patrol: Enter the Scar Wars!
When ya'll gonna let me outta here?Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with coverage from a Roller Derby Event that was held last night at the Indiana County Fairgrounds. This would be the second time Bloodfin Garrison would team up with the Naptown Tornado Sirens, and their opposition would be the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz. How hard is it to compete in a Roller Derby in full Stormtrooper gear? For more, check out the full report as we are still checking for injuries! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 21 March 2010 | 14:51 EDT
Update from TigerDirect.com: Super Deals!
For those of you looking for something to do with those tax returns, maybe it's time to upgrade your PC or laptop? Check out the selection at Tiger Direct for all your upgrades or repairs. Check out their Spring Kickoff 2010 to see all 38 incredible deals. For more click below to browse the massive savings.

TigerDirect



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2010 | 17:18 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Clone Cash, Qui-Gon & Eopie Ending SOON!
Ending SOON Troopers!We wanted to remind all you Troopers about a couple of Hasbro promotions that are ending very soon. First off, if you have not sent in your redemption for the Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie mailaway, it must be post-marked by March 31st, 2010. We would also like to put out the heads up for any of you who still have Clone Cash in your wallet, as those coupons expire April 1st, 2010. I happened to notice this morning when I picked up the Walmart exclusive packs, and thought it would be a good idea to let fellow procrastinators know! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2010 | 17:09 EDT
Sandtrooper Daytrip903 Reports:
"I found one case of the new and last of comic book 2-packs at Target this morning deep in the heart of Texas. I will send pics in once the wife isn't looking, probably tonight. However I did leave the black hole Stormtrooper pack behind."


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 20 March 2010 | 17:08 EDT
Sandtrooper Phenix Reports: Clone Wars Wave 3 Found
"I found the new Clone Wars wave here in Baton Rouge yesterday, Commander Bly, Snow Gear Obi-Wan etc... If it's been a while since you made your rounds, now is a great time to start hitting up your local Walmart. So be on the look out, United We Find!"


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2010 | 18:04 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: "Fixer" Republic Commando Added!
Roger that Delta!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the third of four Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts. The set is exclusive to four seperate locations across the globe, in addition to Premium Guild Members. There are only 1300 in this edition size for Fixer, as this was exclusive to PGM members and Hot Toys of Japan. For more check out the latest, and stay tuned for Sev! Sound off in our forums if you're adding this exclusive set to your collections.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 19 March 2010 | 17:52 EDT
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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The Wave 7 Comic 2-Packs are now in stock! The set features all 5 of the 2-packs from the current wave including the Commander Cody & Lieutenant, Blackhole Stormtrooper & Hologram, and Tholme & T'Ra Saa. Branch out from the movies into a whole new expanded Star Wars universe! Ready to take the step to become a real Jedi? Pick up the new stunt sabers now in stock from eFX Collectibles! These sabers are modeled after the stunt sabers used in the movie fight scenes. Not only are they authentic-looking, but they are only $100!

Of course, you're not a real Jedi unless you got the clothing. Full ensemble costumes are available for pre-order...and trust us, these aren't the flimsy plastic costumes you get from department stores. Finally, check out the new Licensed Artwork, Luke Skywalker Mini-Bust, and Marvel Universe 2-Packs!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 March 2010 | 13:19 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Galactic Heroes to be Next Animated Series?
That's why they call me the Pimp of the Nation, Hey kids!There are several reports surfacing that Star Wars Galactic Heroes will be the next animated television series. The website Worstpreviews.com has a story indicating Star Wars will follow Marvel Super Hero Squad footsteps but there isn't any word on what network will carry the show. While many of us had high hopes for a G.I. Joe Resolute, it looks like Mr. Lucas is targeting an audience that can be a little less critical! We can guess this is the series Mr. Lucas spoke of in our brief interview with him last June. Don't forget to stop by our forums to let your voice be heard! For more check out the entire report for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 18 March 2010 | 13:11 EDT
Dewback Preview: Star Wars Weekends Guests Announced!
We have confirmation from the Official Site concerning the guest list for Star Wars Weekends 2010. Starting May 21st and runs for four consecutive weekends through June 13th. For the entire week-to-week rundown check out StarWars.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2010 | 16:35 EDT
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Save up to 20% Off!
You can now save up to 20% on over 60 action figures currently in stock at StarWarsShop! All of our basic figures come in protective plastic collector cases to ensure you receive each figure in case-fresh condition. In addition, StarWarsShop just got 16 different lightsabers in-stock, including Force Action, prop replica and full sound effects FX versions. Whatever you're looking for, StarWarsShop is the place to find them. For more click below to browse the selection.


StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 17 March 2010 | 16:23 EDT
Hasbro Q & A Session: Round 3 2010
Latest Q&A from HasbroWe are happy to report we've received our third round of questions for 2010 from the high command of Hasbro as we Spring forward into the month of March. It's pretty much a fact that the last wave in any series before a cardback change usually proves to be the most difficult to find. Now, for the upcoming last wave of The Legacy Collection before Vintage cardbacks start, you've made it doubly hard to find by making it an exclusive wave. How can you hope that TRU orders enough of this wave to satisfy all those that want to purchase it? Also, do they really think this new battle game pack-in is going to help sales of figures? We encourage you to log-in to the forums and check out what they had to say. Do you have a question for the Hasbro Q & A Team? Log-in and leave your question in the forums.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 March 2010 | 9:36 EDT
Mos Eisley News Brief: Temuera Morrison joins cast of Green Lantern
If being the Father of the Clone army wasn't enough, actor Temuera Morrison is set to join the cast of the new Green Lantern movie. He will play the role of Abin Sur — the Green Lantern who gives Hal Jordan his power ring before dying. It has also been revealed Green Lantern will be released in 3D when it hits theaters in 2011. For more check out MTV.com for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 16 March 2010 | 1:01 EDT

15% Off Sale: Spring is finally here and its time for the time honored Spring Cleaning sale. We've cut pricing by 15% on thousands of instock items - discounts are displayed on all eligible items when you browse through our menus. New and Preorder / Backorder items are note included, but Vintage Department items, and most Graphic Novels are included. Take a look through any of your favorite product lines for 15% off deals.

Kubricks: Medicom gets in on the Build-A-Figure fun - the latest wave of Kubricks is called the DX Series and it includes parts needed to build Jabba on his throne - boxes & cases available.

Sideshow Collectibles: The Aurra Sing Premium Format figure captures every detail of the ruthless alien bounty huntress. Each piece is individually painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure. Preorders have been listed $15 under MSRP at $274.99.

Mad Engine T-Shirts: We continue to expand our selection of T-Shirts - the Iron Man 2 & Star Wars shirts are especially cool - we plan to add shirts from other properties soon as well, let us know if there is anything you'd like to see us add.

ARTFX+ Clone Commanders: This popular set from Koto is back in stock at $149.99 - Each of the commanders includes a piece needed to build a Clone Trooper figure.

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 15 March 2010 | 15:13 EDT
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Luke Skywalker
What happend to like Father, like Son?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the sixth Ultimate Quarter Scale figure that is hitting the streets from Diamond Select. The Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker was done rather well, but they did have a hard time nailing the likeness of Mark Hamill. They loaded this figure with plenty of options, but for some reason he looks as if he can't find a bathroom. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for the great Jedi Mind Trick! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2010 | 15:04 EDT
Update from Topps Trading Cards: New Empire Strikes Back Series
We have produced a small clip featuring this sample of the upcoming Empire Strikes Back 3D trading cards. This card is very rare, as they were only sent to distributors/retailers. The Topps Company wanted to show Troops how nice the 3D effect looks, which is why we’re offering them to you. Click below and hit the forums to find out how you can score one! (While supplies last!)




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 14 March 2010 | 13:47 EDT
Dewback Preview: Anaheim Comic Con
We have some great news for our Troopers stationed in or around the Anaheim, CA area. Irvin Kershner, who directed Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, will be making his only scheduled 2010 U.S. appearance. Fans can take part in rare discussion with him at Anaheim Comic Con on Saturday, April 17. There is no doubt "Kersh" was responsible for one of the most influential movies in cinematic history, and making Han Solo a complete pimp, therefore it is a no-brainer he would join Billy Dee Williams for this event. For ticket prices, directions and more, visit their website for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 March 2010 | 13:30 EST
Sandwatch Guides: 2010 Wal-Mart Exclusive Comic Packs
How exclusive is exclusive?We update our Sandwatch Guides with some of the latest and last of the Comic Book 2-packs. These two sets are exclusive to Wal-Mart stores and are hitting retail locations across the country. Check out the photos and summary of IG97 & Rom Mohc and the Storm Commando & General Weir. You can bet these will be a hot item if the scalpers get word, so head out and get them while you can. For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for never giving up the hunt! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 13 March 2010 | 13:16 EST
Sandtrooper Dennis Reports:
24/7 S.C.A.L.P. Trooper“Hey Troopers, the Walmart exclusive comic packs IG97 & Rom Mohc and Storm Commando & General Weir are in stock at the Walmart in Round Lake Beach, IL. Toys R Us in Gurnee, IL has their exclusive Speeder Bike & STAP vehicles in stock as well as figures from the ESB wave. The ESB wave has been showing up more frequently at the stores in the area with the Concept Snowtrooper being hard to get. That's all for now. Later Troops.”



Posted by: Boba Binks | 13 March 2010 | 13:11 EST
Area Report: "New" Battle Packs are hitting Target
Give it a rest guys!After dinner last night I hit Target and saw these. They are the new battle packs. I did not purchase any of these since they are all repacked items. The Tatooine Desert Ambush, Jedi Showdown, Holocron Heist, and the Birth of Darth Vader really make you wonder why they put some of this stuff back out so soon. The only exception is the Tatooine set that hasn't hit retail for close to a decade, but you can still find it pretty cheap on the secondary market. If any of you are looking for these, they are out there to be had! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 12 March 2010 | 17:26 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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Spring is upon us, but Obi-Wan Kenobi is still wearing his winter jacket in the new Clone Wars Wave 3 set now available at Brian's Toys. Check out the new Firefighter Droid, Magna Guard Droid, or Captain Rex. Perhaps you were one of the lucky few to pick up the Plourr Ilo & Dllr Nep Comic 2-Pack when Brian's Toys had them in stock last December. Now, everyone else has the chance to pick one up at Brian's Toys this March! Place your pre-order now and your order will arrive once they become available. Finally, get your pre-order dance on with the new Marvel Universe figure waves!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 March 2010 | 20:36 EST
Sandwatch Guides: UQS Anakin Skywalker
What would you do for the love of your woman?We update our Sandwatch Guides with the fifth Ultimate Quarter Scale figure to be released from Diamond Select. There is no doubt this line continues to give collectors a more affordable quarter scale figure, but does the new Anakin "stand up" to the others? For more check out the latest and thanks again to Boba Binks for giving us the advance recon! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 March 2010 | 17:07 EST
Update from Super7: Early Bird Special to End Soon!
Taking it to new heights?"The countdown to the end of the Early Bird discounts has begun at Super7. This is the final week for collectors to preorder Super7s Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun and qualify for the following benefits. Utilizing the same techniques implemented by Japanese toy manufacturers in the 1970s, the Super Shogun is constructed from durable, blow-molded polyethylene with a painted vinyl helmet. The figure is articulated at the neck and shoulders, and includes a removable, highly-detailed BlasTech E-11 laser blaster, which even features a posable stock that unfolds from below the barrel. This marks the first authentic Super Shogun produced in over twenty-five years." For more on what those benefits are, check out their website for more photos and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 11 March 2010 | 17:01 EST
Dewback Preview: Toyman Toy Show this Weekend!
We have an annoucement from the Toyman Toy Show concerning a Star Wars guest this weekend. Special guest Mark Dodson did some voice work for Salacious Crumb and Ewoks "Battle for Endor" along with many other projects. Mark will be in attendance all weekend for our Troopers in the area who want to drop by for a visit. There are hourly door prizes and many other dealers and vendors in attendance. For more, click below for time and ticket prices.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2010 | 9:50 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: Hasbro Crossovers & Force Battlers
Can't we just get a few playsets instead?We have another Sandwatch Sneak Peek today as we have a few of the new Star Wars / Transformers crossovers offered in 2010. Check out Obi-Wan, Cad Bane and Anakin, as all three look very cool. This is a big plus for those who do collect this line. There are also shots of the new Force Battlers assortment with Anakin and Captain Rex. For more check out the photo gallery of packaged and loose photos. Do you like these lines or would you prefer to see them use the resources on something else? Sound off on these in our forums. United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 10 March 2010 | 9:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Never Breaking Stride
Crush them! Buster Brown too!It was just last month Stride Rite announced its exclusive new line of Star Wars children's footwear. The official site has unveiled three sneak preview offerings in Captain Rex, Lighted General Grievous and Darth Vader. For more check out StarWars.com for the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2010 | 3:44 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Livin' on Machines
We have a great parody video as Sandtrooper Craig N sent in his latest work. This might teach us that the Star Wars Holiday Special may not be the worst we've ever seen in this galaxy. Click below to see what happens when Star Wars meets Bon Jovi!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 9 March 2010 | 3:31 EST
Sandwatch Sneak Peek: 2010 Comic Book 2-Packs
Are you ready to see the end?We have been patiently waiting for these sets to hit since San Diego Comic-Con last July. Finally some of the last of the Comic Book 2-packs have just surfaced on Ebay recently. There is no doubt most of these will be well received by collectors, as the character selection was nothing short of awesome. For more check out the photo gallery of all five. You can also sound off your thoughts and comments on these in our forums. Are you sad to see these going on hiatus for a while? United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 March 2010 | 11:48 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Tunisia offers more than Star Wars!
One of my long-term goals in Star Wars collecting is to visit the set locations in Tunisia before it is my time. Due to the anti-American sentiment throughout the globe, that trip has been postponed. However this article at Yamasun.com might have just given the green light for a future excursion. You can bet any Star Wars fan would love to see the town of Tataouine, and thanks to George Lucas and the Government of Tunisia, it is now more possible than ever. For more, check out the extensive article for the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 8 March 2010 | 11:38 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Free Star Wars in Concert Tickets!
The experience of Star Wars in Concert is invading the United Kingdom in the very near future. If you are one of our International S.C.A.L.P. Troopers, you might have a chance to score two free tickets. There will also be something on display that wasn't a part of the tour before. For more check out the Manchester Confidential to enter and get the


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2010 | 15:12 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Enemy Target in Our Sights!
Our forum member Rodan has put together an incredible YouTube clip of the X-Wing Fighter model kit from Fine Molds. Using only brushes, check out the step-by-step process as he gives us an extended look at the lucky duck that wiped out the Death Star! You can jump into the forums for more photos and join in the discussion.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2010 | 15:06 EST
This Just in from Brian's Toys:

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This week's newsletter boasts an array of Star Wars items. Highlights include the 12-inch Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) and Gentle Giant Captain Rex Animated Maquette. Plus, check out the Motu NECA Mini Statues. They're neat and colorful, except for Grizzlor... he's just a fuzzy wuzzy mean 'ol bear.

A nice selection of Master Replicas items are back in stock! Incuding Leia and Luke blasters from A New Hope. These sabers and blasters have been opened, but we need to have a little fun playing Imperials and Rebels around the office (am I right?). Finally, check out the awesome new full ensemble costumes available for pre-order. Right now, pick from Anakin and Death Star Officer. Don't be caught at Comic-Con without it!


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 6 March 2010 | 15:05 EST
Collections Update: Revenge of the Deathpusher
Remember the Holocron?We have another Sandtastic collections update from forum member Deathpusher. There is no doubt this is one of the most impressive collections in the galaxy! If any of you remember a column back in 2002 called "the Holocron", you might just have a clue to who this mysterious Sith Lord may be! For more check out the latest. You can also sound off comments and empty your drool bucket in our forums. We hope to hear from many more wayward Troopers as we celebrate our decade of decadence! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 March 2010 | 16:34 EST

Clone Wars: The newest wave of Clone Wars Animated figures includes Obi-Wan and Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commanders Bly and Stone, Magna Guard, Rex with Heater Pack and Firefighter Droid, and we have the set of 7 listed at $74.99.

Wall Sticker & Murals: Room Mates is releasing a wide variety of peel-and-stick appliques and murals to dress up bookshelves, room walls and more. We've got Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe, Transformers, Spongebob Squarepants, Superman and many more - check out all of the newly-listed items. 50+ versions available.

Celebration IV R2-D2 & C-3PO: The shipment is also to contain the Celebration IV McQuarrie Concept R2-D2 and C-3P0 two-pack. This piece used to be exclusive, but now they'll be here, priced at $13.99 per set.

Star Wars Vehicles & Figure: The new assortment is a best of case of sorts. It includes Anakin on Can-Cell, Crab Droid, Obi-Wan with Freeco Bike and Clone Trooper with BARC Speeder, and is listed at $69.99.

General Anakin Skywaker: This new 12-inch figure from Sideshow shows Anakin in his role as Clone Wars General. Clad in his dark armor, this version features over 30 points of articulation, and is listed at $87.99, saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP.

Artwork & Giclees: We've received over 150 different giclees and other artwork pieces. From Star Wars to Halo, Futurama to Family Guy, we've got a little something for everyone - take a look at the link for more information.

Mighty Muggs: We're restocking many of the waves of the Star Wars Mighty Muggs - check out the link for pre-orderable cases and singles!

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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 March 2010 | 9:08 EST
Collections Update: Built Sandtrooper Tough!
What would you do?We have an extraordinary collections update from our new recruit Rodan in Santiago, Chile. As many of you know a pretty serious earthquake hit the country last week and Daniel has uploaded several pictures of the devastation from his collection room. For more check out the latest, and see it out for yourself! We are simply elated to hear he's ok, and you too can wish him well in our forums. We are here to pick you up, dust you off, put a blaster in your hand and point you back to the fight! United We Find.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 5 March 2010 | 9:07 EST
Update from StarWarsShop.com: Spring Cleaning Sale!
For those of you looking to add to your ever-growing collections, a "spring cleaning" sale has begun! Over 60 previously sold-out Star Wars products have been added, some dating back to 8 years. Be sure to check out StarWarsShop's "Oldies but Goodies" section by clicking the image below.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2010 | 14:35 EST
Update from Collectibles Today: Galactic Village Collection & More!
We are looking to add to our new guide additions of the Star Wars Galactic Village Collection in the very near future. We wanted to remind our ground forces, there are many other products available at Collectibles Today you might also be interested in. The Replica Poster Plates Collection would help brighten up the walls of your collection. (If they are still visible) Who says you only have to enjoy stained glass at church? Check out the Collectible Stained-Glass Wall Decor Art. For more click below to browse their selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2010 | 0:01 EST
Dewback Patrol: Chewbacca VS. Stormtrooper
We have one more small clip of the amazing Chewbacca costume that was on hand at the Steel City Con last weekend. A few people have asked me how mobile was he in the stilts? If you click the very short clip below, you can clearly see this Wookiee had no trouble at all!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 4 March 2010 | 0:00 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: TD 4438 is a "Model" Trooper
Back in the Saddle!Our forum member TD 4438 has resurfaced once again and he was kind enough to share some of the model kits he has put together over the past year. It only makes me wonder if he's better at putting together these or the impressive work he can do on life-sized movie accurate Star Wars costumes. We have taken his latest work and put together a photo gallery for you Troopers. Jump into the forums to sound off your comments, questions and get the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2010 | 9:47 EST
Dewback Preview: Meet Anthony Forrest in Barcelona!
Our good friend Anthony Forrest wanted us to pass along word regarding his next appearance for any members of our International Strike Force in Barcelona, Spain. Anthony will be taking photos and signing autographs with fans at Norma Comics, so if you are in the area we hope you can stop by and visit the "Godfather" of Sandtroopers.com. United We Find.


Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2010 | 9:38 EST
Sandtrooper Spotlight: Rodan Rides Again
Our forum member Rodan has posted another one of his amazing Legacy repaints. To my surprise he is using only brushes and not an airbrush to generate the life-like detail he's added to the Wal-Mart exclusive from last year. This is another amazing example of the skill and craftsmanship that can be found in our community forums. Click below to check out the clip, and we thank him again for helping us broadcast our message of Unity. You can also stop by the forums to comment, question and view the photos of this beast!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2010 | 9:36 EST
Update from Stylin Online: Celebrate the Oscars!
The crew at Stylin Online is celebrating the Oscars by passing on instant savings to you. Choose from their wide selection of Star Wars apparel, and they also have many other items from just about everything in Pop Culture. You can also find them on their 2010 Wrath of the Cons tour this summer, in case you actually wanted to try something on! For more click below to browse the massive selection.


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Posted by: Darth_Spice | 3 March 2010 | 9:12 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Lord Vader is Steampunked!
The only way I'd refer to Lord Vader as a Punk!If you thought you'd seen Lord Vader in every possible manner over the years, think again. An Ebay auction caught the attention of the team at Geekalerts.com, and perhaps the Dark Lord has never been seen like this. I've seen a few people dressed up in Steampunk costumes over the years, but it took the Vader project to inspire the artist to do something different with that old Darth Vader helmet. Thanks again to Sandtrooper Freddy Endo for the tip! The item has been removed, but you can check out their website for a couple of photos and the



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2010 | 9:31 EST
Dewback Patrol: Steel City Con - Enter TD 7306
Everyone knows how much I enjoy our mission of collect and serve. At the Steel City Con this weekend, I had a chance to really "get into" my work and don my TD 7306 battle armor. Click below to check out a small clip from my tour of duty with Garrison Carida.




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 2 March 2010 | 8:56 EST
Sandwatch Guides: "Scorch" Republic Commando Added!
Roger that Delta!We update our Sandwatch Guides with the second of four Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts. The set is exclusive to four seperate locations across the globe, in addition to Premium Guild Members. There are only 1300 in this edition size for RC 1162, and you can bet he might be harder to find than the other three. For more check out the latest, and stay tuned for Sev and Fixer! Sound off in our forums if you're adding this exclusive set to your collections.



Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2010 | 13:16 EST
Mos Eisley News Brief: Collectors VS. Cancer Extended
The team at Yakface.com have extended their Collectors VS. Cancer drive that intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society. We normally do not post Ebay auctions in our forums, however this rule has been waived for any of our members posting links to benefit this cause. If you needed more time to get in on this great cause, head off to the Sailbarge at Yakface.com for the




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2010 | 0:04 EST
Dewback Patrol: Interview with Matthew Wood
Were there any other options or choices for the voice of General Grievous? How did he get that nasty cough? What's it like working so close with the great George Lucas? For this and more click below for our exclusive interview with one of the great minds behind so many projects out at "the ranch"!




Posted by: Darth_Spice | 1 March 2010 | 0:01 EST
Dewback Patrol: Advancing Troopers to Forward Position
Make them Suffer!Our Dewback Patrol menu is updated with our last day of coverage from the Steel City Con. It was quite an incredible journey and it was pretty easy to find a few last minute deals, and unload a cache of Star Wars goodies on the masses. We'd like to thank all of our sponsors and affiliates for their support and supplies for our Steel City invasion. For more, check out the last report from the outpost as we get ready to head back to the Windy City! United We Find.