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st Dewback Patrol: Count-I-Con 2017 Photo Gallery

Yesterday at 09:49:14 AM by Darth Spice
We have added a photo gallery from Count-I-Con 2017 held at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL.  The largest pop culture convention in the county seems to have taken a bit of a step back in terms of guests and programming but needless to say my small landing party managed to find a nice selection of new Star Wars product and a couple of gems from other toy lines as well.  Click below for nearly 70 photos from our tour of duty!

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st This just in from Brian's Toys:

Yesterday at 09:26:55 AM by Darth Spice
This week we have the newest wave of Black Series Star Wars the Last Jedi 6-inch figures.  You can purchase individually or you can get the entire wave of 8 for $169.99.  We have also listed the Hot Toys Kylo Ren sixth scale figure for pre-order.  Vintage collectors can find a ton of new arrivals of Return of the Jedi AFA carded figures.  For this and so much more check out the the newsletter or click below to visit the largest inventory of Star Wars collectibles in the world!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Walgreens Exclusive Obi-Wan Spotted!

Yesterday at 09:17:56 AM by Darth Spice
The latest Walgreens Exclusive Black Series figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) has been making it's way to retail stores the past couple weeks. Historically Walgreens exclusives tend to not be such a tough find but after the photos I saw online of Walgreens shipping, retail is no doubt the way to go.  It seems online they've been shipping the figure in an envelope,which isn't a good thing unless you open your figures.  I'm not quite sure why after all these years, retail still doesn't seen to understand the concept of collectors wanting mint packaging.  Thanks again to Twin Suns Eric Pfeifer for the heads up, United We Find!

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st New Star Wars Pre-Orders & in stock items!

Yesterday at 08:57:44 AM by Darth Spice

Hasbro Force Link:  Bring the galaxy to life with Force Link! Wear Force Link gear to activate lights, sounds, and more in Force Link-activated figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. With Force Link, the power of the Force is in your hands!

Bandai Japan:  The Meisho Movie Realization series is back to complete your Star Wars collection with an exquisitely rendered Stormtrooper, designed to evoke an ancient Japanese Foot Soldier.

Funko:  Funko figures bring your favorite characters to life with a unique stylized design! Each vinyl figure stands 1 to 6 inches tall and comes in window box packaging, making them great for display.

Hot Toys:  From smash hit movies and TV shows comes 1/6 scale figures of your favorite heroes, villains, and even robots! Each incredibly detailed figure  comes with realistic head sculpts and series-accurate accessories, weapons, and display bases.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Inferno Squadron hitting Gamestop

Yesterday at 08:32:55 AM by Darth Spice
For those of you still looking for the Gamestop Exclusive Inferno Squad Agent, you might want to try to find one through their store locator.  It could very well be easier than paying inflated prices because we all know when they're gone, they are gone! Click the link below to see if any are in your area. United We Find.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Wave 2 in stock at HTS

October 20, 2017, 07:09:50 AM by Darth Spice
If you are already tired of seeing wave one remnants such as Rose, Paige and General Hux everytime you hit a retail store, HasbroToyShop.com is offering the latest wave of 3 3/4 inch figures.  As of this post Jyn Erso, DJ (Canto Bight), Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile), Rey (Island Journey), R2-D2 and General Leia Organa are all in stock!  Thanks again to Yakface.com for the heads up, United We Find!

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st Last Signing for Dave Prowse with Offical Pix

October 20, 2017, 07:00:25 AM by Darth Spice
For those of you who do not have but still want, there is one last chance for you to obtain the autograph of Dave Prowse the actor who portrayed Darth Vader in Star Wars IV, V and VI.  Due to a continued decline in his health, travel is no longer an option and he is doing one more appearance in the U.K. and this for fans in the United States.  We at Sandtroopers.com would like to thank Dave for all of the memories over the years.  I was fortunate to be at more than a couple events with the Dark Lord and memories to last a lifetime. Click below for details and make sure to get your item in before the deadline!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Poe / Finn Bromance Brewing?

October 20, 2017, 06:16:43 AM by Darth Spice
Actor John Boyega responded to a question about whether or not the Star Wars franchise has a responsibility to be more progressive and inclusive.  This discussion has gone on for a couple of years now and I think it's pretty safe to say not even a risk as far making the movie goes.  Countless movie and television shows have had same sex couples for decades and ultimately Star Wars is about children and a subject like this really doesn't matter in science fiction.  For more, click below and thanks to Comic Book Resource for the link.

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st The Science of Star Wars Episode 4 takes Flight!

October 19, 2017, 10:43:36 AM by Darth Spice
Lucasfilm and Disney have released the fourth episode of Science and Star Wars, the popular digital series that answers how close real-world science has come to our favorite Star Wars technology. Today's episode explores Hover Vehicle Technology.  The team is joined by Diana Williams of Lucasfilm Story Group -- one of the four people responsible for determining all Star Wars canon -- to help construct (and test drive) an actual human-sized land speeder made out of plywood, cardboard and leaf blowers.

With modern science, there are two major ways engineers can replicate 'speeders' from the Star Wars films and pop culture: 1) through the use of compressed air to "hover" hardware; and 2) the use of repellent magnetic forces to levitate objects for a faster, smoother ride. Both are discussed by experts in their respective fields, including USC professor of aeronautical engineering David Barnhart and magnetoelectronics expert Kevin Roche.  Over the course of the next six episodes, Science and Star Wars will continue to explore science fantasy, science fact, and the gray area in between, Tuesdays on the official Star Wars Facebook page.  Click below for the fourth episode!

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st Dewback Preview: Count-I-Con 2017

October 19, 2017, 10:34:37 AM by Darth Spice
This weekend is the 4th annual Count-I-Con from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL.  Click below for show information and programming. There will be a variety of art and toy vendors and perhaps that gem you've been looking for?

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: So Cool you only need 1 word!

October 17, 2017, 09:43:09 AM by Darth Spice
Director Ron Howard of the previously untitled Star Wars spinoff Han Solo movie has announced via Twtter that shooting has wrapped and has now a very cool one-word title for the film that I'm going to spoil for you with the image below.  Click below for the complete story at StarWars.com.

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st Putting the Stomp on your Ghosts & Tombstones!

October 17, 2017, 09:02:50 AM by Darth Spice
It's that time of year when people can over-decorate their homes with elaborate Halloween displays of fright and terror.  However Nick Meyer is taking the spirit of the holiday to a whole new level with a replica AT-AT walker in front of his home in Ohio.  Click below for the incredible build and thanks to the "Mayor of Star Wars Town" TK 118 for the link!

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st Update from Brian's Toys: New Fall Arrivals & Pre-Order

October 16, 2017, 07:35:05 AM by Darth Spice
This week we have added the new Jyn Erso Figure from Sideshow Collectibles, Executioner Trooper Figure Pre-order from Hot Toys and a up to 30% off sale. We have also added several new AFA figures and much more!  For more visit the newsletter or click below for the largest inventory of Star Wars figures in the world.

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st Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 underway

October 16, 2017, 07:25:28 AM by Darth Spice
Don't forget Star Wars Rebels season 4 kicked off last night at the most insane time slot in the history of television.  In case you missed the trailer for this season, click below and set those DVR's unless you are a night owl like me!

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st Update from amazon: The Last Jedi 6" wave 2 in Stock

October 15, 2017, 08:39:52 PM by dj121
Hey fellow troopers! As of the time this post goes live, Amazon has several Black Series 6" figures in stock, including The Last Jedi wave 2 figures. All are priced between $19.99 and $24.99. Several figures from wave 1 are priced at less than MSRP. As always, Prime members get free 2-day shipping. If you've been looking for Finn (First Order Disguise) Poe Dameron, General Leia and the rest, now is your chance. Act fast, who knows how long stock will hold out at retail prices! United we find!
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