xx Sandwatch Guide: Hasbro's 2012 Duel On Naboo Battle Pack

Yesterday at 03:54:45 PM by curto

For your viewing pleasure, here's a quick Sandwatch Guide flashback to 2012's Duel On Naboo Battle Pack from the Movie Heroes line. This set was one of the first to offer up what has become the new standard for Hasbro's Star Wars line...detailed sculpts, but with limited articulation. Since these characters from THE PHANTOM MENACE were never made in that style, this was an interesting take. But is it what fans would want? Get the full gallery after the jump!
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st Dewback Preview: Fantasticon Panel hosted by Sandtroopers.com!

October 18, 2014, 08:43:22 AM by Darth Spice
Next weekend join Sandtroopers.com at Fantasticon in Milwaukee, WI for our panel on Modern Star Wars Collecting. I will be joined by Eric Pfeifer in what promises to be a highlight of the convention for Star Wars fans. We will focus on the 3 3/4 inch action figure line and plan to give fans a look at how the modern line has progressed over the past 18 years!  Click below to get ticket and hotel information and if you are in the area, we hope to see you there!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: RebelForce Radio - October 17, 2014

October 18, 2014, 06:18:42 AM by curto
NEW SHOW! "James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader, Palpatine gets a first name, and whispers of a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy are in the air. Thank the Maker RebelForce Radio is here, just in time, to provide our own brand of commentary & discussion! We talk about all the latest Star Wars news, rumors, and Episode VII speculation. Star Wars Oxygen host David W. Collins and Hughes The Force director J.C. Reifenberg join us to talk about their new YouTube show for Kevin Smith's See Smod channel - The Comlink. Plus, hear exclusive audio from The Comlink with special guests James Arnold Taylor and Kevin Smith himself! Plus, Mark Hamill's beard, Carrie Fisher on "Ankle-Gate", and our almost-famous 15 Minute Episode VII Spoiler Alert!"
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xx Marvel's Variant Star Wars #1 Covers

October 17, 2014, 08:14:37 AM by curto
MTV.com has revealed 3 variant covers to Marvel's upcoming Star Wars comics. These interconnected illustrations are by artist Scottie Young. In order, they are variant covers for Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 (coming in March 2015), Star Wars #1 (coming in January 2015), and Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 (coming in February 2015).
   
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xx Sandwatch Guide: Hasbro's 2013 The Black Series - 6" Figures Wave 1

October 15, 2014, 04:04:15 PM by curto


For your viewing pleasure, the 4-figure initial wave of action figures that made up The Black Series - 6" Figures Wave 1 are now added to the Sandwatch Guide. 

Taking a cue from the Marvel Legends line, Hasbro created a brand-new scale for Star Wars figures. True, there have been 6" scale Star Wars figures before, but never as well-sculpted with detailed accessories and multiple points of articulation. This new scale was meant to be the "best of the best" in terms of what Hasbro could do, and their initial wave was an interesting mix of a hero, a villain, a trooper, and a droid.  Like it or love it, the 6" scale is here to stay...but this debut wave really set the bar pretty high in terms of what the line could become.  Get the full gallery after the jump!
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xx The WolfPack Podcast Special Episode: Freddie Prinze Jr Interview

October 11, 2014, 06:10:15 PM by curto
On this very special episode of The WolfPack Podcast, we are joined by the very awesome and talented Freddie Prinze JR, who voices Kanan Jarrus on Star Wars Rebels. We talk about Rebels Seasons 1 and 2, Kanan's back story, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Rebels, Darth Vader, Star Wars Weekends, and much more in this brand new episode! May The Force Be With You, Always.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Introducing the Commlink!

October 10, 2014, 11:05:29 AM by Darth Spice
Our friend Jimmy Mac sends word about a new source in the Force! "Your weekly show for Star Wars entertainment! The latest news from the week of October 10th, plus an interview in studio with voice actor James Arnold Taylor from Star Wars the Clone Wars."

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xx Sandwatch Guide: Hasbro's 2013 The Black Series - Wave 1

October 10, 2014, 10:53:05 AM by curto

For your viewing pleasure, the 8-figure initial wave of action figures that made up The Black Series wave 1 are now added to the Sandwatch Guide. 

My oh my, how things have changed...! Originally announced as part of a resurgence of the fan-favorite "Droid Factory" lineup, these figures were a mix of characters from an aborted 3D movie release with upgrades to popular characters from the Original Trilogy. Consisting primarily of repaints and kit-bashed figures, it's not really a B-A-D (pun intended) selection of characters. But for long-time collectors, there's nothing really NEW here either, as all of these characters have been made as action figures before. Another sore spot with fans was the cardback design...a last-minute change that might have been better served if The Vintage Collection had remained for another year. Get the full gallery after the jump!
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st Mos Eisley News Brief: N.Y.C.C. Hasbro Reveals!

October 08, 2014, 11:29:15 PM by Darth Spice
While we regret not being able to attend the New York Comic-Con Hasbro "Twas the Night Before" party, we are happy to share the gallery of 3 3/4, 6-inch, Mission Series and everything else that was revealed last night! United We Find.


UPDATE: Check out the official press release in the comments!
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st Welcome NJ Collectilbes LLC!

October 08, 2014, 11:18:06 AM by Darth Spice
www.njtoysandcollectibles.com is your source for exceptional vintage and modern Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel, Gundam and many more action figures, toys and collectibles!

Hot New Pre-Orders:

Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends 3.75-Inch Action Figures. All your classic favorites collide with the new generation of Rebels with these highly-detailed action figuress! Deadpool Marvel Fact Files Special #5 Figure and Magazine. The infamous "Merc with a mouth" is at it again! This exquisitely-detailed action figure is accompanied by a 20-page Fact Files Magazine in this special edition release. Gentle Giant Imperial Biker Scout Jumbo Action Figure. Everyone's favorite Scout Trooper from the forest plant of Endor. This vintage style 12-inch action figures comes with the signature Scout Trooper blaster.

New In Stock:

Star Wars Black Series Deluxe Action Figures Wave 1: Biker Scout and Jabba the Hutt are here in this exciting first wave of Hasbro's new Deluxe Action Figure lineup! Several points of articulation and a huge window box make these figures an awesome display piece. Star Wars Boba Fett with Gift Wrapped Han Solo: Boba Fett has a present for you! It's the gift- wrapped Han Solo you've always wanted! This 8-inch fabric-mache statue has amazing detail taken straight from the Star Wars films, plus some festive flair you won't see anywhere else - gift wrapped Han Solo in carbonite! Gentle Giant AT-AT Driver Jumbo Action Figure. This SDCC Exclusive has hit the streets with a big bang! Inspired by Star Wars: Episode V, this figure includes the AT-AT Driver rifle and is packaged in a resealable outer clam shell.

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xx Sandwatch Guide: Hasbro's 2013 Mission Series - Wave 1

October 08, 2014, 10:32:38 AM by curto

For your viewing pleasure, the 8-figure initial wave of action figures that made up Mission Series wave 1 are now added to the Sandwatch Guide. 

Much line the Saga Legends basic figure line, this wave included characters seen in Episodes II & III, and featured a number of army builder figures. with limited articulation and deco, the price point was the real winning factor in these sets, essentially getting 2 figures for the price of 1! Get the full gallery after the jump!
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xx Sandwatch Guide: Hasbro's 2013 Saga Legends - Wave 1

October 07, 2014, 12:31:45 PM by curto

For your viewing pleasure, the 8-figure initial wave of action figures that made up Saga Legends wave 1 are now added to the Sandwatch Guide. 

This wave included characters seen in Episodes II & III...which was planned to coincide with a big-screen 3D release. ALthough those plans completely changed, the toy line plans still followed through, although the execution left a lot to be desired. In an effort to reduce costs and be more affordable, this line saw a return to a limited-articulation style with basic paint deco. Despite the great sculpts, collectors have grown tired of these characters...and some perceive this move as the beginning of the end of a once-great toy line. get the full gallery after the jump!
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st Dewback Patrol: Star Wars Rebels Premier LIVE!

October 03, 2014, 07:57:38 AM by Darth Spice
We have assembled a short clip from our adventure at the Chicago Premier of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion.  Click below for a short spoiler-free commentary from the event!  Thanks again to our friends at Disney for the invite, United We Find.

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st Update from Bigbadtoystore.com: 150 Item Sale & More!

September 28, 2014, 01:43:31 PM by Darth Spice

150 Item Sale: Great figures from Star Wars, Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, and much more!

Star Wars Hot Wheels: Each of these cases will include 12 cars designed after characters from the film series. You can get the Tusken Raider car, Stormtrooper car, Yoda car and more - check out the individual pages for more info on each case assortment, which are priced at $48.99 apiece.

Gentle Giant: Their latest release in this line is Leia in Bounty Hunter Boushh disguise.  She comes with a weapon and removable mask, and is listed at $71.99.

Kotobukiya: Luke and Leia are dressed in their Episode IV outfits in this set, with Leia wielding a blaster and Luke capable of holding a blaster or a lightsaber. The set is listed at $104.99.

Sideshow Collectibles: Sideshow has produced a 1/6th scale Scout Trooper, and he comes with has blaster, alternate hands, armor parts, parts to display him on a forest base and more.  This figure is listed at $189.99. This detailed ride makes a perfect display with the addition of an Imperial Scout Trooper and comes with articulated pedals, flaps, and vanes, a fabric cover and support stand.  This vehicle is listed at $299.99.

Star Wars Revoltech: This first figure of a new line stands about 6.7" tall and includes alternate hands, lit and unlit lightsabers and a display base.  Darth Vader is priced at $64.99.

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st Dewback Patrol: Rebels Premiere from the Windy City!

September 28, 2014, 12:41:40 PM by Darth Spice
Yesterday we attended the Star Wars: Rebels Premiere in Chicago, IL.  The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion were on hand assisted by the Dark Empire costuming group for a great day of family fun and entertainment.  The Spark of the Rebellion was much better than I expected, and please stay tuned for our short video review in the near future but until then click below for the photo gallery from the event. United We Find!

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