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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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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 30, 2017

The Sandcrawler #31-Brian Stillman of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys

We continue our celebrity Star Wars collector shows this week with Brian Stillman,  the writer and director of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys!

Brian joins us to discuss the motivation behind his 2014 documentary on the history of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line.  It's an amazing film and has been a big influence on Dan and Mike and their fairly recent focus on vintage Star Wars toys.  

We discuss what went into Kenner deciding what the original twelve Star Wars figures should be and take a look at a wish list of characters that may have been considered.  What was the reason that the main villain of Star Wars, Grand Moff Tarkin wasn’t made into a figure? Listen and find out!

Brian shares some great tips on being a focused collector and the importance of collecting something that excites you. 

Check out the Plastic Galaxy website and be sure to order a copy of this in-depth look at the toy line that started it all:  Kenner Star Wars figures. 

Thanks Brian!

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Jul 16, 2017

We are very happy to bring you a special Sandcrawler this week as we talk to award winning musician and engineer, Cory Churko!  Amongst his many accomplishments as a musician Cory has toured with Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain and it was during a Shania Twain concert in 2015 that Mike spotted Cory on stage, wearing a Rebel Alliance patch on his sleeve.  After discovering that he was indeed a huge Star Wars fan we had to have him on the show to find out about his fandom and of course, what kind of collector he is. 

Cory shares what it was like growing up with Star Wars as a kid in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the 70’s and 80’s.  He talks about what it takes to see a new Star Wars movie while on tour and also some of the very unique collectibles that he’s received while touring.  There aren’t too many people that can claim that superstar Kelly Clarkson has added to their Star Wars collection!

Be sure to check out Cory’s band, Toque, which is a Canadian band covering classic Canadian rock.  We at the Sandcrawler especially like the band’s logo.  With all that the fame that has come to Cory as a musician and engineer it was awesome to find out that he’s just like us:  a huge fan of Star Wars and Star Wars collectibles.    

Cory's "A-wing Fight" video

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Jul 9, 2017

Join us as we wrap up our respective July long weekend holidays. Lots of bbq and fireworks and of course, lots of Star Wars!

The guys get together over the shared Canada Day/Independence Day long weekend to discuss social media overdoing it again with the news from the Han Solo movie and the very fun Forces of Destiny animated series.

The toys for the new show look very unique and the guys may just pick up one or two for their collections.  Dan shows his fellow fire fighters Rogue One and the guys discuss some people's reactions when they find out grown men collect toys.  Dan helps Mike solve a very serious issue with his Rogue One figures (not really) and they share their most recent finds in I Wanted Everything.  

Mike is featured on From4LOMtoZuckuss.com where he has a pretty cool photo essay involving a couple of Canadian rebels.

We've gotten tons of photos from fellow collectors and we'll be posting them soon!

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--Dan and Mike

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