Star Wars: The Sandtrooper Corporal and the Legacy Collection

The new Sandtrooper Corporal figure from Sideshow is a part of the new Militaries of Star Wars line and proof that, no matter what happens, there will always–always–be Star Wars merch. It is the fandom that keeps on ticking and one that definitely doesn’t seem ready to stop consuming merch. The 12-inch figure is, as ever, a work of art from the folks at Sideshow, and here’s a look, along with the specs:

* Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation
* Fully detailed Sandtrooper armor set, featuring helmet faceplate, left shin armor, abdomen armor, and pauldron with black rank designation.
* Bodysuit
* Shoulder Pouches
* Belt Pouches
* DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle
* Detailed Backpack
* 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars Logo

But if you’re looking for something a little more classic than the Sideshow offerings, we’ve also got the 2009 and 2010 Star Wars Legacy Collection 3.5-inch figures now available for purchase as individual figures or in full-series sets. Click the pic below (the 2010 Wave 1 set) to see the whole collection over at

232-Piece Star Wars Lego Set: Hyena Droid Bomber

Switching between walker, bomber and attack modes, the Hyena Droid is a powerful multi-purpose weapon for the Separatists as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Features four dropping bombs and three all-new rocket battle droid minifigures.

* Pivot the wings for flying and walking positions!
* Includes 3 new droid minifigures with special jet packs!
* Measures 10″ (25cm) wide by 8″ (20cm) long!

So goes the description on this new LEGO Star Wars piece. If you’ve got a lot of patience and a lot of skill, you can try your hand at building this 232-piece hyena droid and go after the Republic in a vehicle of your own construction.

According to reviews, however, this is a figure meant for the older set: for kids, it’s not exactly a rough-and-tumble figure and the wings are known to be a little delicate (some even say ‘flimsy’!), which suggests it’s destined for display rather than play. Of course, if you or your child is the kind of person who takes some enjoyment from rebuilding any crashed ships, then I would say that this is definitely a good one on which to hone your skills! Enjoy!