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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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Aug 25, 2018

The Sandcrawler #58 - Don’t Overstretch His Neck

On our last show, we started talking about some Black Series 6-inch figures that were conspicuously missing from Hasbro’s lineup.  We’ve taken that a step further this week as we come up with a wish list of deluxe Black Series Star Wars figures we would like to see based on each movie.  What did you think of our choices? Let us know via email!

Ok, so after we recorded our Black Series Wish List we went straight into covering Waves 4 and 5 from Power of the Force. But we thought we would save that half of the show for next week so we can bring you some action figure therapy 2 weeks in a row! 

So, thanks for listening this week, find us on Twitter @Sandcrawlercast and email your thoughts on what you would like to see for upcoming deluxe Black Series figures to sandcrawlerpodcast@gmail.com.

See you next week!

Be sure to head over to our Power of the Force Appreciation Page and if you have a collection of these toys, be sure to send us some photos to be included in our photo gallery. With the Sandcrawler YOU have the POWER OF THE FORCE!

 

Aug 11, 2018

The Sandcrawler #57: Don’t Slip On The Canadian Shield

We’re back from our summer break to take a look at news that you already heard nearly a month ago!  But we do it as a only the Sandcrawler can! The Clone Wars is returning to finish what it started but the big question now is how will it end? Hasbro announced a bunch of new releases at SDCC but is it what we’re really looking for? 

Episode IX actor, Richard E. Grant’s short video announcing his casting.

Dan receives an amazing care package from SDCC and Mac talks about his visit to The Power of Costume exhibit at the DIA.  Follow the link for photos and videos.

Mac’s vacation was all about Star Wars as he brings his action figures on a camping trip and he has begun BIG plans for his  Star Wars room.

In our Play Outside feature on our websiteBrandon Taylor shares some photos of Scarif troopers on the beach and Jordan Maison shares photos of his Darth Maul Collection

Do you have an awesome Star Wars room or collection? Do you take your Star Wars figures outside and take photos of them? Email photos to sandcrawlerpodcast@gmail.comto be desired on our website! 

 

Jul 21, 2018

It’s summertime, baby! The Sandcrawler boys are back to help you shake them summertime blues!!  Last show we talked about Shadows of the Empire and this week we continue the discussion with your tweets, emails and comments. 

Concept art for Prince Xizor’s “Virago” ship courtesy of The Star Wars Collectors Archive by Gus Lopez.

Shadows N64 “special ending” where Dash survives. Thanks to Rez for the link!

We’ve gotten some announcements on new Star Wars figures hitting throughout the rest of the year but we’re going to wait until after San Diego Comic Con to see what else might be coming.  In the meantime we discuss the announcement of The Vintage Collection TIE Fighter - link courtesy of Yakface.com.  Steve Evans of Hasbro answers collector’s questions and we give that a listen. You can see the video here.

Dan has lived up to his promise to relive his childhood by purchasing nearly anything with a Power of the Force logo and we cover that and some of Mac’s recent finds in I Wanted Everything.

As a bonus, we’ve included Mac’s part of I Wanted Everything as a video on our YouTube channel as he showcases the awesome bonus content found in “Star Wars Stormtroopers Beyond the Armor.”

Our PLAY OUTSIDE feature on our website has been super popular! Thanks to everyone that has sent us photos and if you would like to send us photos of your action figures in the outdoors you can send them to sandcrawlerpodcast@gmail.com

Check out the “Fantastic Films” article on the NPR dramas here.

Jul 7, 2018

Dash Rendar fans rejoice! Dan’s nemesis, Jake Stevens (Toy Run, Galaxy of Toys,From 4LOM to Zuckuss)joins us to talk about Star Wars in the mid-90’s, namely, Shadows of the Empire!! We take a look at the unique toys that were a part of the biggest movie campaign to not have a movie.  Shadows seems to get forgotten in the new era of Star Wars and that’s a shame because it’s a fun story with some fun merch!  We also discuss our preliminary plans for Star Wars Celebration Chicago, what it’s like to pare down a giant Star Wars collection and what we plan on doing during the gap between Star Wars movies.

 

Jun 23, 2018

It’s been an…interesting couple of weeks in Star Wars fandom and we are here to provide a refuge, a safe place and some Action Figure Therapy!

Mac recaps his Father’s Day weekend which included some fun gifts from the kids and a backstage tour of Canadian icon Shania Twain’s concert in Detroit.  Fellow Star Wars collector and friend of the show, guitar god Cory Churko showed Mac and family what goes on behind a big concert and helped us to prove how much good is still in Star Wars fandom! Cory appeared on Episode 30 of The Sandcrawler to share his love of Star Wars.

San Diego Comic Con exclusives have been revealed and it’s a good bunch of Star Wars collectibles-we take a look.  Funko also announced a new line of POP toys based on The Clone Wars and we’re hoping for a Spider Maul in POP form!

Dan picked up a Power of the Force gem and shares a great story from his youth.

We share an email from a new listener who has an amazing collection and talk about another listener’s road trip featuring Funko toys! 

Cory Churko

Toque

David Fronsee’s Road Trip

 

Jun 9, 2018

Episode #53 - Collector’s Spotlight With Star Wars Author Adam Bray

SPOILERS FOR SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY IN TVIS EPISODE!!

Last episode we talked about Solo: A Star Wars Story, complete with any and all spoilers.  This week we continue to discuss the film so be warned!! If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars Story yet, don’t listen to this episode until you do!

We discuss some of the controversy surrounding the latest Star Wars movie but stay on the light side and feature comments from some of our listeners.  Thanks to everyone that sent in emails and for the first time on The Sandcrawler, VOICE MAIL!  It was really great to hear what you’ve had to say about Solo, so feel free to send your remarks our way!

We discuss upcoming action figure releases for Solo and what we’re hoping to see down the road. We also briefly talk about our early plans for Star Wars Celebration in Chicago next year.

We are very happy to welcome Star Wars author Adam Bray to our Collector’s Spotlight this week, it’s been a long time since we last featured a collector and we have a pretty great discussion about collecting and we even side tracked into the early days of Star Wars fandom on the internet.   

If you’re new to The Sandcrawler, we’d like to say “WELCOME. THANKS FOR GIVING US A LISTEN!”  If you’d like to know more about the show, head over to TheSandcrawler.net and click on the “about” link, 

We opened a new page on the site called, Play Outside where we will feature some of our outdoor Star Wars figure photography.  Our hope is to make this as popular a page as our Collector’s Spotlight page so feel free to send along some photos of your toys in the wild.

 

May 27, 2018

THE SANDCRAWLER EPISODE 52: SOLO A STAR WARS STORY REACTION SHOW

Dan and Mac both saw Solo: A Star Wars Story on opening night and raced home in under 12 parsecs to record their initial thoughts on the latest entry into Star Wars movies!

Short take? We loved it! 

Join us for a fun discussion as we geek out about that big reveal, Beckett and his crew, and of course the first meeting of the scoundrel and the Wookiee!

Big, big thanks to Kendall Schroeder for his awesome Duran Duran/Rio Durante album mashup!

It’s a fun, fun image that even caught the attention of Solo director, Ron Howard!

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May 9, 2018

The Sandcrawler #51: Porg In A Bottle

May the Fourth weekend has wrapped up without any major announcements but we still have a lot of Star Wars collecting to talk about!

Solo: A Star Wars Story pre-sale tickets are up and this just might turn into our favourite Star Wars movie yet. 

We speculate about Star Wars: Resistance and discuss what it could mean for collectors.  We also sort of wrap up our thoughts on Star Wars Rebels, you know, months after it ended.

Mac has slowly begun picking up The Vintage Collection 2 figures and Dan has a new favourite Power of the Force piece.  Oh and some figures he said he wasn’t going to collect.

Speaking of Power of the Force, we move on to Wave 3 and a great memory of Dan’s Yoda figure he had as a kid.

Thanks to Rob Williams and Jamie Guida for the fun emails and big thanks to Justin Morgan for the incredibly generous gifts!

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Apr 21, 2018

The Sandcrawler #50: Tarkin’s Knee Holes

We hit a milestone, talk about the feast or famine that was Solo Weekend and review Wave 2 of the Power of the Force!

Welcome to our 50th episode of Star Wars action figure therapy! Thank you to all our listeners that have hopped on board the Sandcrawler Express since the Fall of 2016!

Last weekend saw the release of Solo:A Star Wars Story merchandise and the guys have different stories about how it went down.  Did you get a lot of Solo merch? Tag us on Twitter(@sandcrawlercast) and let us know! Head to our website for a look at what we saw when we hit our local stores.

We finally get back to doing a segment of I Wanted Everyhing where we talk about new finds including some surprising ones from Mac and Dan’s 10 inch Funko POP Porg!

In our second look at the Power of the Force action figure line we discuss Wave 2, a small wave with some big characters.

Thanks to everyone who has sent us photos of their Power of the Force collections! You can see those photos here. If you’d like to display your Power of the Force collection too, send photos to Sandcrawler@Retrozap.com

 

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Apr 14, 2018

The Sandcrawler #49:  Han Solo Is Pancake Driven

With a new trailer and new toys hitting shelves Mac and Dan are in a Solo mood!

Recorded on Wednesday April 11, 2018, on this week’s show we take a look at the aliens revealed in the Denny’s commercial and discuss which one’s we would like to see in toy form.  Funko has the jump on a lot of these new characters and we discuss.  

Along with Funko’s awesome offerings StarWars.com revealed a ton of Solo related merchandise and even though we have sworn to stick to our collecting focuses we’ll probably break our own rules yet again.

We take a look at the Solo trailer and geek out about what could be the most fun Star Wars movie yet!

Check out some of the names of new ships and weapons via Yakface.com.

 

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Mar 28, 2018

The Sandcrawler #48: The Greatest Action Figure Line Ever Created———————————————

This week we begin a series that we are simply calling, “The Greatest Action Figure Line Ever Created .”  What is that line? The Power of the Force line that launched in 1995.

The first modern Star Wars action figure line, still a part of Kenner, was the line that turned a nine year old Dan and at the same time, a twenty seven year old Mac into Star Wars collecting fanatics.  It’s time to give it it’s due and over the next several shows we’ll be looking at this line, one wave at a time.

We want to see your favourite Power of the Force figures! Email them to sandcrawler @retrozap.com or tweet at us via @sandcrawlercast.

We also take a look at Haslab’s images of the completed Jabba’s Sail Barge and discuss the exclusive Yak Face figure that is included. 

What does the ToysrUs bankruptcy news mean for collectors and more importantly, future generations? We talk about our memories of what could be the last big toy store. 

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Mar 10, 2018

Episode 47: Changing How We Collect V2.0

This show should be subtitled: “The Waterworld Episode” or maybe “The Best of Bill Gunderson.”   But, it isn’t because this week we are talking about how our collecting habits have changed.  Always in motion is the Star Wars room.

 On Episode 33 we first talked about changing how we collect as Star Wars fans.  With a few more months under our belts, along with The Last Jedi, Solo and some announcements from New York Toy Fair, we are both making some adjustments to how we collect Star Wars.  It’s a conversation we feel many collectors are having right now. 

Funko revealed what could be their final wave of The Last Jedi Funko POPs and Hasbro’s Haslab/Jabba’s Sail Barge project continues to intrigue us. Check out fellow Retrozap podcast, Dorklair for their thoughts.

The Star Wars official site has a great article about Haslab, check it out here.

Collector, Dan Curto had some thoughts on Haslab on  Rebel Force Radio

Want to let Hasbro know what figures and vehicles you’d like to see in the Vintage Collection? Tell them on Instagram!

Thanks to Fantha Tracks.com for mentioning our last episode.  Be sure to check them out!

Mac was a guest on Rebels Reactions discussing the penultimate episodes of Star Wars Rebels.  Listen to it here.

 

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Feb 24, 2018

The Sandcrawler #46: HasLab-We’re Mostly Excited But Confused

New York Toy Fair was last weekend and Dan was there to check out the latest in Star Wars merchandise!  Cue the Big Apple-themed music!

Not only did Dan get "caught between the moon and New York City" but we got a ton of cool reveals from many Star Wars merchandise companies and this week we discuss some of our favourites!  Head over to our website for photos from the event.   We dive into all the Hasbro reveals for Solo: A Star Wars Story and what Star Wars action figure collectors can expect for 2018.  Check out Yakface.com’s excellent coverage including press images from Hasbro.  The big news from Hasbro was the announcement of HasLab and their crowd funded mega-playset of Jabba’s Sail Barge.  Good idea? Bad idea? We aren’t sure, but we have a lot to say about it!  Other products revealed at New York Toy Fair 2018:  Uncle Milton Star Wars Skeleton Dig courtesy of Needless Essentials Online . Gentle Giant courtesy of Jedi Temple Archives . Toys That Time Forgot-link to Kickstarter . We hoped to get into something we’re calling “Changing How We Collect 2.0” but we’ll save that for our next show.  If you want to hear what happened in the 1.0 version, have a listen to Episode 33: Changing How We Collect.

Feb 10, 2018

The Sandcrawler #45: Killer Robot Porgs

THE SOLO TRAILER IS HERE! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR STAR WARS ACTION FIGURE COLLECTORS? DAN AND MAC ARE EXCITED TO SEE HAN SOLO IN HIS OWN STORY BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TOYS?

Our adventure on the red carpet for Funko’s documentary, Making Fun: The Story of Funko continues thanks to the latest episode of the Funko Funcast. Be sure to download this fun show to hear your humble hosts at their first Hollywood premiere!

Mac picked up the Disney Parks Droid Factory sets for The Last Jedi and has a quick review of the sets.  Head over to our website for photos of these great figures!

Thanks to everyone that emailed responses to our various giveaways between December and January. We read some of the best responses. We received a ton of email for these contests and we’re overwhelmed by your support! Again, thanks!

This week’s segment of I Wanted Everything, where we discuss recent buys is a huge one this week as we catch on the past two months of collecting including an amazing gift from listener, “Joel.” Check out Joel’s amazing diorama work! 

We take a look at the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer and wonder what it will mean for action figure collectors as Hasbro decides to change how it releases new merchandise. 

With news of even more Star Wars movies comingwe discuss how will it be possible to keep up with more and more movie releases and the merchandise that goes along with it.  It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss and it’s one that we’ll carry over into our next show.  This is a BIG DEAL for collectors. 

 

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Jan 27, 2018

MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE TITLED THIS ONE "DAN AND MAC'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!"  WE WERE IN HOLLYWOOD FOR A CRAZY COUPLE OF DAYS INCLUDING A RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERE!

Thanks to the awesome folks at Funko, we were invited to the premiere of the new documentary, Making Fun: The Story of Funko.  It was an amazing time for these two little podcasters and we've got all the details!

After some airline snafus we made it to Los Angeles, checked into our hotel and spent the evening at the Star Wars-themed bar, Scum & Villainy Cantina with the hosts of the Funko Funcast podcast and WWE Superstar, Zak Ryder.

The next morning we went to Downtown Disney at Disneyland so Mac could get a tiny fix of Disney magic and also to pick up the Droid Factory exclusives from The Last Jedi.  A quick dinner at Bubba Gump's at Universal City Walk and we were ready for our first red carpet, Hollywood premiere!

We had a blast walking the red carpet and meeting other guests. The movie was a love letter, not only in celebration of Funko's twenty years but for the fans too. Check out our YouTube channel for an unboxing video of some exclusive merchandise that Funko handed out to those in attendance.

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Jan 6, 2018
  • This week on The Sandcrawler we have a special guest joining us! The one and only Yoko McCann! Yoko is no less than a master collector who works for Funko! We dive into her Star Wars story, what and how she collects and shares her unbelievable displays.
  • Warning! Do not expect any Boba Fett love in this episode.
  • Make sure to tune in because Funko graciously donated a prize for this week! The Last Jedi box from Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty subscription!
  • Listen for this week’s WIZARD WORD and be sure to send in those emails to sandcrawler@retrozap.com
  • Follow Yoko on social media here!
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  • Instagram: yokomccann
  • Be sure to check out the Funko Funkast Podcast as well!

 

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Dec 30, 2017

The Sandcrawler #42: BB-8 Belly Rubs

Dan and Mac are back after Christmas and they have the toys to prove it!  Santa was very good to your hosts and it was pretty good year in general for Star Wars action figure collectors. 

As 2017 draws to a close we’re looking back at some of our favourite Star Wars collectibles that were released in the past year.

We have both seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi multiple times now and we’ve got some more geeking out to do! Fair warning though, we liked The Last Jedi—a lot.  No room here for haters!

We’ve seen a lot of new merchandise from The Last Jedi but can we expect more in 2018? We talk about who and what we’d like to see in plastic form from The Last Jedi.

We announced two winners of the Box Lunch exclusive Funko Pop BB-9E and there’s one more chance for you to win in our Christmas Giveaway as we announce our final giveaway.  Make sure to listen for all the details!

We would like to thank everyone who has gotten onboard the Sandcrawler express over the past year. We have had a blast bringing the show to you and wish you all a very Happy New Year and may the force be with you in 2018!

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Dec 16, 2017

Not much else to say, it’s in the title! Dan and Mac saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening night, drove home and hit the mics to bring you their initial thoughts.

What did you think of The Last Jedi? Let us know!

Stay tuned towards the end of the show where we announce the winner of the Fenn Rau action figure.  The Christmas giveaways continue too! Listen and email us this week’s “Wizard Word” for a chance to win one of two Funko POP BB-9E figures!

This is our last show until after Christmas Day so be sure to share with us what Santa brought you by reaching out on social media!  We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from your pals on The Sandcrawler!

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Dec 9, 2017

The Sandcrawler #40:  Porg on Board

Join Dan and Mac as they begin their second Christmas season together!  And it isn’t Christmas without some action figure talk! Has Hasbro released too many Black Series version of The Last Jedi Rey figures?  The Bistan/Shore Trooper VS pack is pretty great, but not perfect.  Hasbro has done a pretty good job with the VS Packs starting with The Force Awakens. We break them down from The Force Awakens, through to Rogue One and into The Last Jedi. Mac is celebrating his 50th birthday and he’s doing it with a piece of Star Wars history while Dan is in full porg-mode as he discovers what may be the coolest piece of Star Wars merchandise from 2017.  This week we kick off our Christmas gift contest. Each show between now and Christmas we are giving away one Star Wars figure. Listen for details on how you can win.  It’s just a little way for us to say Merry Christmas and thank you for listening to The Sandcrawler, your home for Action Figure Therapy!

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Nov 18, 2017

What does the recent announcement from Lucasfilm mean for collectors? Is the latest 3-pack of Star Wars figures worth buying? You have questions. We have answers!

Happy Wookiee Life Day weekend from Dan and Mike! Dan met a childhood hero at Rhode Island Comic Con and maybe, just maybe cracked the case of, "Does Chewbacca eat Porg?" Watch Dan's conspiracy theory video, disguised as a look at all the Funko POP! porgs and decide for yourself!

Friend of the show, Chris Hamilton sent us a clip from the old Ewoks cartoon that begs the question, "is 'Dengar' a curse word?"

Funko recently had a grand opening of their new headquarters and we're adding it to our bucket list of the ultimate west coast road trip.  But hey, we're a toy collecting show so let's talk some toys!  We still don't know what to expect from Disney Parks' plans for a "sandcrawler playset" as announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando so we talk about a recent rumor that has us excited.

Dan reviews the Amazon exclusive Black Series First Order Stormtrooper With Gear and Mike reviews the Star Wars Universe Three Pack that is exclusive to Target and Canadian Tire. We also talk about the new Disney Store exclusive, Toy Box figures based on the Disney Infinity game figurines.  Where do they fit in the grand scheme of Star Wars collecting?

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Oct 28, 2017

Pull out your Ben Cooper Darth Vader mask, turn the light down low and join us as we share our favourite scary Star Wars action figures!

Welcome foolish mortals, to the second annual Sandcrawler Halloween special! It’s one of our favourite holidays and this week’s show is choc full of Star Wars Halloween fun!  We reveal the next winner of the Target Share the Force Red Stormtrooper Funko Pop and then dive right into Halloween hijinks.  Have a vintage or recent photo of yourself in a Star Wars costume?  Did you wear a Ben Cooper Star Wars mask as a kid? Tag us on Twitter (@Sandcrawlercast) with the photo for a chance to win a prize from Dan!

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some treats and we cover that with I Wanted Everything, where we share our most recent finds including Dan’s Funko Pop plans for Rhode Island Comic Con and Mac picks up some loose figures for a future project or two.

Thanks to everyone who reached out with their favourite scary Star Wars figures, we’ve done this for two years now and the list continues to grow! 

Also we’d like to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Funko for giving The Sandcrawler a shout out on their podcast!!

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Oct 21, 2017

Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels began this week and we decided to get out another show so we could geek out a little about it.  We saw the first episode at Star Wars Celebration back in April but it took the last half of the story to really kick the season into high gear!  Forget your fancy themes of the Hero’s Journey and the Force, we can sum the whole premiere up with one word: JETPACKS!

 

But never fear, as your home for action figure therapy we of course have tons of Star Wars toy talk as we dive into some new buys that Mac swore he wouldn’t get and Dan shares his expert tips on keeping up with all things from Funko POP The Last Jedi.  And keeping with our pre-Halloween theme Dan talks about a recent spooky-themed TV show and some cool figures he picked up.  Ok, not Star Wars figures, but still cool. Trust us.

 

Halloween is just around the corner and like we did last year, we are celebrating by revealing some of the scariest Star Wars figures ever released.  Not Rancor scary, but “POTF2 Leia scary.” We’re looking for figures that were released that make you shake your head and say, “Why…..???” Send us your favorites and we’ll read them on our October 28th show!

Here’s the figures we covered last year. All below information courtesy Jedi Business.com:

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Oct 14, 2017

New York Comic Con and the trailer for The Last Jedi?  Now THAT’S an awesome week!!

Dan gives his report on New York Comic Con 2017 and all of the awesome Star Wars merchandise that was announced.  He also had a great time hanging out with the fine folks at Funko where he helped them officially unbox his dream come true: The Dengar Funko POP!

We review the trailer for The Last Jedi and like all of you we’re stoked to see what’s in store for the new heroes of Star Wars. And as long as Kylo Ren doesn’t kill his mom, we can’t wait to see it in December!

In I Wanted Everything Mac has a big ol box of figures given to him and a great customer service story involving Disney Parks.

We revealed the winner of our Target “Share The Force” Funko POP exclusive last week but never received word from the winner so we’ve offered it up again.  Listen to see if you’ve won! 

We would like to give a giant, Sandcrawler-sized THANKYOU to our buddy, Chris Hamilton for his awesome anniversary present! 

Halloween is just around the corner and like we did last year, we are celebrating by revealing some of the scariest Star Wars figures ever released.  Not Rancor scary, but “POTF2 Leia scary.”  We’re looking for figures that were released that make you shake your head and say, “Why…..???”   Send us your favourites and we’ll read them on our October 28th show!   Here’s the figures we covered last year:

  • Luke Skywalker Throne Room Duel
  • Dannik Jericho
  • Darth Vader Lava Reflection
  • Kenner Cloud Car Pilot
  • Shadows of the Empire Chewbacca as Snoova
  • Yarna
  • Luke in Bacta Tank
  • Elan Sleazebaggano
  • Screaming Mace Windu-Saga Series, Geonosian Rescue
  • Poe Dameron 6-inch Black Series
  • Power of the Force Princess Leia Monkey Face
  • The Force Awakens Princess Leia-D'Qar Ceremonial Dress
  • Phantom Menace Spitting Jabba the Hutt
  • Kenner Small Head Han Solo
  • Jar Jar Binks Candy Tongue Dispenser
  • The Phantom Menace Yoda

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Sep 26, 2017

We are celebrating one year of The Sandcrawler podcast and are doing it with what we do best: Talking about Star Wars action figures and bringing our listeners a big dose of Action Figure Therapy!

Make sure you stay tuned to the end of this week's show to hear the name of the winner of our Target Exclusive Classic Red Stormtrooper Funko POP figure.  Thanks to everyone that submitted photos of their Funko POP collections! We've thrown all names in a hat and have picked the winner (you'll have to listen to find out who)!

We asked our listeners how their collecting habits may have changed in the past year and you responded with some great ideas behind Star Wars collecting.  We talk about where our collecting stories have taken us since we started recording together.  We've influenced each other to be sure!

We have some Force Friday followup (check out TheSandcrawler.net for additional photos) Dan's thoughts on attending the first ever HasCON, and Mark Hamill and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ron Howard gets spicy. Have you tried out the Force Link feature on The Last Jedi action figures? It's pretty darn cool if you're like Dan's son!  Check out friend of the show, Chris Salton, who has a great video scrapbook from Hascon!

Help us out by leaving your 4-star review so more people can discover the wonderment that is The Sandcrawler!  Give us an iTunes review, tag us on Twitter or send us an email and we'll feature it on an upcoming episode!

--Dan and Mike

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

Contact the hosts!

www.TheSandcrawler.net

sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

Email us: sandcrawler@retrozap.com

Show Notes: www.Retrozap.com/sandcrawler

Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network!

Sep 9, 2017

How was our Force Friday II?  How about it felt awfully familiar and not just because of the toys.  Also, it was twice as awesome!

 

Just like Rogue Friday last year, Dan sat outside his local ToysrUs waiting for the midnight start to Force Friday II.  The goal this time around was The Last Jedi action figures and just like last year, he and the small group of Star Wars fans were treated to pizza from the voice of Tarkin in Star Wars Rebels and of course, Admiral Raddus from Rogue One:  Stephen Stanton! And just like last year, Mike....was at work.  The Sandcrawler would like to thank Stephen for his kindness and for being such an awesome Star Wars ambassador!

On Force Friday II morning, Mike hit his local ToysrUs and then crossed the border over to Michigan.  It looks like it was hit or miss for alot of people who were out on Force Friday.  Mike's stores were pretty successful.  It took a few stops at different stores but the guys were able to find what they were looking for.

If that isn't enough, The Sandcrawler is celebrating it's first year anniversary at the end of September!!  We want to hear from our listeners by answering this question:  Has your collecting habits changed since last year? If so, how? If not, why not?   We want to hear from you so send us your thoughts via email, mp3 or private message on Twitter or Facebook. We'll read them on our Anniversary Episode!  And hey, thanks so much for tuning in to our little show, we can't believe how much fun it's been bringing it to you and look forward to doing it for a long, long time!

Our "I Wanted Everything" segment is kind of all over this episode, here's some of the highlights of our recent finds including the awesome Black Series Imperial Stormtrooper helmet.

Help us out by leaving your 4-star review so more people can discover the wonderment that is The Sandcrawler!  Give us an iTunes review, tag us on Twitter or send us an email and we'll feature it on an upcoming episode!

--Dan and Mike

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