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The Sandcrawler: Star Wars Collectors' Show

Hosted by Dengar Dan and Mike Tarkin, The Sandcrawler Podcast is a Star Wars collectors show about collectors and their collections. We are your home for Action Figure Therapy!
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Dec 18, 2016

We saw Rogue One and we are losing our minds about it!

Dan saw Rogue One on Thursday December 15 and Mike saw it Friday December 16 and this week's episode is the very first time they've spoken to each other about it.  What did we love? What did we not love so much? What blew our minds? Where are the toys?  It's our Rogue One reaction show--you don't want to miss this one!

Give us an iTunes review, tag us on Twitter or send us an email and we'll feature it on an upcoming episode!

A big thank you to our listeners! Thanks for giving us the chance to have some fun talking about Star Wars toys.  It's been alot of fun for us since we launched the show in September and it wouldn't have been any fun without you!  Have a great Christmas season and may the toys be with you!

--Dan and Mike

Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

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Dec 11, 2016

We are getting in the Holiday spirit with our first show of the Christmas season! Plans to make Action Figure Therapy a worldwide industry and Star Wars twist to Elf On the Shelf are just the beginning this week!

There's some droid repair talk and the guys shake their heads over the Boba Fett cartoon from the Holiday Special. Oh and Dan throws the gauntlet down to protect the honour (correct spelling) of his toque-wearing co-host!  Can collectors get toys priced for clearance? Is there a better option than lame pack-in accessories?  We're hopped up on eggnog and Ecto Cooler on this week’s Sandcrawler!

Dec 4, 2016

An interview with Rebelscum.com's Adam Lamping.  A discussion about a droid wearing Indiana Jones' Fedora. That can only mean a new episode of The Sandcrawler!

Wow! We’ve already done ten of these things!  On this week’s show Dan and Mike have the pleasure of speaking with Rebelscum.com’s Adam Lamping about his collecting habits and a very unique favourite collectible.  Dan has been buying Scarif Troopers by the case and Mike is head over heels with his Ceremonial Luke Funko POP as Dan’s influence continues to change Mike’s collecting habits!

Thanks to Jamie Guida for his question about the differences between 5POA and super-articulated action figures and thanks to all our listeners for giving us a great start 10 episodes in!

Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Check us out at: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler

Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network!

Nov 27, 2016

After a week off due to a case of Blue Shadow Virus, Dan and Mike are back with an interview with the Editor in Chief of Cinelinx.com, Jordan Maison.  Jordan discusses his collecting focus, Darth Maul and the benefits of hanging onto all those old VHS box sets of Star Wars. 

We announce 4 winners of our "Bag of Awesomeness" action figure accessory contest and maybe announce another contest?

Dan and Mike reveal their current finds, Dan has a report on Rhode Island Comic Con and a Billy Dee Williams panel.  All this and more on this week's Sandcrawler!

 

Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

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Nov 13, 2016

“Mike goes on a Canadian Black Series rant, Dan's questioning his next few Funko POP reviews and listeners respond with their choice for desert island Star Wars figure!"

We put out the call for what you would bring if you could only have one Star Wars figure with you on a desert planet and listeners responded! See if your tweet made the conversation! (It did, we read them all).

The Force Awakens Add-On Weapons Giveaway!

Tweet to the show @Sandcrawlercast with the hashtag #MakeRebelsTarkin for a chance to win one of two bags of...well...those lame and useless build a weapon pieces from The Force Awakens figures!  We don't want them, someone may as well take them.  Why not you, good listener?

Wal-Mart exclusive Black Series 3.75" figures are being priced at nearly $18 in Canada which creates a huge dilemma for articulation-loving Mike.  It's his turn to rant this time!

I WANTED EVERYTHING!

Dan brought home a cargo hold full of Rogue One goodness and Mike has stumbled upon a crazy good deal on Mission Series Rebels 2-packs at Dollarama!

Give us an iTunes review, tag us on Twitter or send us an email and we'll feature it on an upcoming episode!

Thanks to our listeners for getting our show off to a great start, we can't believe we're eight episodes in already! We're having a blast and we have you to thank!

PROUD MEMBERS OF THE RETROZAP PODCAST NETWORK!!!

Nov 6, 2016

The Sandcrawler - Episode 7- Lead-Laced K-2CO

Welcome back to another episode of the Sandcrawler! It is great to have you all back for an episode that Mac and Dan have been looking forward to for a long time!  We reveal our new awesome logo created by SkaGeek, argue over whether Hall & Oates should replace the Ramones and make a passionate plea to #MakeRebelsTarkin!

We recap our Halloween activities, read yet another great show review (Thanks Matt Lacey!) and talk to Bill Drewnowski of the Trade Federation podcast and Photographic Plastic on Retrozap.com about his diverse collection.  

In “I Wanted Everything” Dan reveals his latest Rogue One Black Series score, Mike is apparently succumbing to Dan's influence with another Funko POP! find and Bill has finally found a Hover Pilot!

 

Contact the hosts on twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Check us out at: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler

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Oct 28, 2016

The Sandcrawler - Episode 6 -

Halloween Special Edition!

“You Gotta Display Him With the Boogers”

Welcome foolish mortals to a special early release of The Sandcrawler!  We wanted to get this show to you in plenty of time so you can listen during your Halloween activities and festivities!

Thanks to our listeners who responded on Twitter, Dan and Mike discuss the scariest Star Wars figures ever released, but not scary as in spooky, scary as in “why did they release THAT figure anyway?”   We’re talking about Monkey Faced Leia, Dannik Jerriko, a goofy looking Jedi Luke and a bunch more.

In “I Wanted Everything” Dan reveals his latest Funko Pop acquisition and Mike goes off script to reveal the start of his Halloween costume—Video coming soon!

So grab your favourite Ben Cooper mask, cut the eyes out bigger so you can actually see and join us in the spoooookiest Sandcrawler ever!

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Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com and on twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Check us out at: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler

Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network!

Oct 23, 2016

Big Announcement to start the show! Make sure to stick around for the end of the show for a special contest!

Dan & Mike are crazy excited for the just released Rogue One trailer and discuss the images of new X-wing pilots and Rebel soldiers.  They pick on Grand Admiral Thrawn for a while and then get down to business with their first collector profile: An interview with Jessie Tschopp @jrtschopp who  talks about his Star Wars home theater room and his favorite plastic idols.  

 

Oct 16, 2016

The Sandcrawler is back with episode 4! Mike and Dan sit down and talk about their beginnings in the Star Wars Universe! The fellas reveal their first and favorite action figures as children and how they were introduced to our beloved saga! Also included this week, new editions of Star Wars Water Cooler and I Wanted Everything!  Mike and Dan admire the new Rogue One poster and we're anxiously awaiting the trailer to drop. Dan hits the bottle hard after Mike gives him a soapbox to go on a Funko and eBay rant. Does Mike decide to play hooky with the new trailer about to drop? Take a listen and let us talk toys!

For a good laugh and to understand Dan's frustration that was featured on this episode, click here.

 

Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com and on

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Check us out at: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler

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Oct 9, 2016

The Sandcrawler Podcast Episode 3-Grand Moff Pizza

 

It’s our Rogue Friday Super Spectacular Special! With only two episodes under our belts we’ve decided to kick it up a notch and invite three other collectors on to talk about our Rogue Friday experiences.  Rob Williams from Generation X-wing Podcast and the hosts of Brews & Blasters, Joe Tavano and Chris Salton join Dan and Mike to share different stories about the debut of Rogue One merchandise.  Some of us showed up the next day, some of us bought online and oh yeah, one of us ate pizza outside of a Toys R Us provided by Grand Moff Tarkin.  Seriously. 

 

A special thank you to Hassan Scarborough for his fantastic e-mail and here are some photos of his collection! Be sure to drop us a line with your collection! 

 

A big congratulations are in order for the Supreme Leader of RetroZap!, Joe Tavano for ringing in two years with the site and podcast network! In honor of this momentous occasion, we would like to present this picture and figure to our friend and leader.  (see Retrozap.com/sandcrawler)

 

We at the Sandcrawler would also like to give a huge thank you to Stephen Stanton for making a Star Wars memory of a lifetime!   

CONTACT THE HOSTS AT:

sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Twitter: @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

www.retrozap.com/sandcrawler

Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network.

 

Oct 7, 2016

 

With their first episode under their belts, Dan and Mike get right into things as they compare Parker Brothers puzzles to Patriots football.  The I Wanted Everything segment features a creepy Yoda and a classic Dengar Dan flea market tale.  Mike schools Dan in the awesomeness of the re-released Disney Parks Starspeeder 1000 and the hosts fondly recall The Vintage Collection until Dan reveals the dark side in a comic book store owner who defaces a cargo hold full of carded Vintage Collection figures. All this and a fake call to Hasbro Customer Service on The Sandcrawler!

Sep 25, 2016

A New Era In Star Wars Collecting Begins With Rogue Friday Anticipation

Welcome to the first episode of a new kind of Star Wars collecting podcast, The Sandcrawler!  With one week to go before #RogueFriday is unleashed onto the Star Wars collecting world your co-hosts “Dengar” Dan Lizotte and Mike “Tarkin” MacDonald discuss the recent Rogue One toy announcements and have a little fun at the expense of current Star Wars news.  They also share recent finds in "I Wanted Everything" and put out a call for other collectors to share their collections on the show.  This is episode one in a new chapter of Star Wars collecting podcasts!

Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com and on twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin 

Email us:  sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Check us out at: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler 

Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network.

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