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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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Mar 19, 2017

The Sandcrawler #19—Dance Like A Drunken Fireman

Star Wars Celebration looms on the horizon like the Deathstar over Scariff except, you know, in a good way and Dan and Mike are trying to keep their excitement and anxiety in check! However, a tip from listener @YogiKai about the Collecting Track at Celebration eases our minds!

If you’re headed to Celebration yourself, make sure to check out Skywalking Through Neverland’s Survival Guide; they are pros at this stuff!

Chris Salton, The Collector’s Hutt and co-host of Brews and Blasters is back to share his sure fire tips for making the most out of getting autographs at Star Wars Celebration.

Dan gives his first impressions on Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary 6-inch figures while Mike nods quietly (he hasn’t seen them yet).

We revisit a topic from one of our most popular episodes, Kenner action figures and respond to your feedback. Thanks to everyone that wrote in!

In I Wanted Everything Mike finds a good deal on a The Force Awakens mini vehicle and Dan makes a sweet vintage deal! 

All this and MORE Ketwol’s pants on your home for Action Figure Therapy, The Sandcrawler!

Mar 5, 2017

This week we welcome the guy that brought your hosts together--Retrozap’s Big Kahuna & co-host of Brews & Blasters, Joe Tavano!

Joe recounts for us his collecting history which includes a super weird Darth Vader lamp and what it's like to keep a collection in his water closet.  

In our Celebration Orlando Survival Guide we discuss what we’re looking for when we hit the show floor and Dan Zehr from Coffee With Kenobi talks about social media in our Celebration Tip of the Week.

In I Wanted Everything Dan and Joe have both picked up the Baze and Chirrut 6-inch Black Series figures and Mike talks about a vintage magazine find!

All this and Ketwol’s pants on this week’s Sandcrawler!

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Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

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Proud members of the Retrozap Podcast Network!

 

Feb 26, 2017

The Sandcrawler-Episode 17-New York Toy Fair 2017

You may be asking yourself as you check your podcast feed today, “I thought The Sandcrawler was a bi-weekly show?”  Well, you are correct actually but we had some BIG BIG NEWS last week at New York Toy Fair and we just couldn’t wait to geek out about all the new Star Wars action figure announcements.

We brought in our good buddy Joe Tavano from Brews and Blasters and Retrozap.com to go through some of the announcements from Toy Fair.

It looks like the 40th Anniversary celebration is going to be a hit based on Hasbro’s announcements!

Next week we’ll be back with our regular show but for now, enjoy!

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Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

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Feb 19, 2017

The Sandcrawler #16:  Jake Stevens, The Kenner Hole & Patriots Rule!

What happens when you decide to record during a week that started with the biggest Super Bowl win in history?  You get an episode of The Sandcrawler that is just as epic as the New England Patriots’ historical victory in Super Bowl 51!

Co-host Dengar Dan is still buzzing from the victory and apart from  ALOT of Patriots’s flag waving we manage to squeeze in some Star Wars action figure talk along the way. 

This week we begin our Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Survival Guide where we bring in Michael Nipp of The Deucecast to talk about getting around the Orlando area during the festivities in April.  If you have any tips or questions about Star Wars Celebration, reach out to us on Twitter or email (see links below) and we’ll feature them on an upcoming show.

We are very excited to welcome Jake Stevens of From4LOMtoZuckuss.com and Toy Run to the show this week. Jake is a long-time action figure collector and a big part of the Star Wars collecting community it was a great conversation covering the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Hasbro distribution and the ongoing debate over super-articulated Star Wars figures.  Oh yeah, there’s some super hero movie discussion just for good measure too.

At two and a half hours it’s our biggest show yet and since we release the shows bi-weekly, feel free to take a break and pace yourself!  Either way, it’s another fun episode of The Sandcrawler!

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Contact the hosts at sandcrawler@retrozap.com

twitter @sandcrawlercast @DengarDan @MikeTarkin

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Feb 5, 2017

 

The Sandcrawler #15: A Hutt, A Bounty Hunter & A Moff Walk Into A Bar...

This week Dan and Mike welcome uber Star Wars collector Chris Salton of The Collector’s Hutt and cohost of Brews and Blasters!

When we first talked about doing a Star Wars collecting podcast we both wanted to have Chris on our show.  Not only is a good friend and all around cool guy, but he has one of the most amazing Star Wars collections you’ve ever seen!  Check it out on his website, The Collector’s Hutt.com and every week on Brews and Blasters.

It was a fun talk as we discussed our hopes for collecting during the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, shared some stories about meeting Star Wars celebs while collecting autographs and somehow manage to squeeze in talk about Armageddon and the nose on Vader’s helmet into the episode.

In “I Wanted Everything” Chris reveals his Scarif Trooper Anovos helmet, Dan preorders the Dengar Sideshow Collectible and Mike is diggin’ his 3.75 Black Series Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor figures.

All this and more on your home for Action Figure Therapy….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!

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!

Jan 29, 2017

In our last episode (Episode 14-Jedi Luke! Escape From the Ford Taurus!) as part of our homage to all things Kenner Star Wars we watched 15 minutes worth of vintage TV ads for Star Wars toys.  We had so much fun with them that we thought we would share it with you as a special video episode! 

 

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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!

 

Jan 22, 2017

The Sandcrawler - #14 -Jedi Luke! Escape From the Ford Taurus!

ALL VINTAGE SHOW

 

Can you dig it? Step back in time to 1978 and the original Kenner Star Wars action figures!  That’s right, this week’s show is all about the one collectible that started it all for Star Wars fans!  You’re thinking, “every Star Wars podcast talks about Kenner at one point, what makes The Sandcrawler different?”  Well, fair listener, Mike stopped playing with toys in about 1979 and Dan, well Dan wasn’t even alive back then so you have two people from different eras of collecting that rediscovered these historical bits of plastic as adult Star Wars collectors.

 

We discuss co-workers and Rogue One, read listener feedback about their favourite Kenner Action Figures and on I Wanted Everything (Retro Intro) we reveal an unlikely source for 2014 Black Series figures.

 

So put on your bell bottoms, cue “Dreamweaver” on your stereo and go back in time with 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!

 

 

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!

 

Jan 8, 2017

The Sandcrawler Episode 13-A New Year & Goodbye To A Princess

After what seems like a WAY too long Christmas break, Dan and Mike are back and still geeking out over Rogue One.  We ring in the New Year with the biggest "I Wanted Everything" segment yet as Santa was very good to the guys this year!  

Big thanks to those of you who responded to Dan's call on Twitter for your favourite Power of the Force action figure from the 1990's, there were a ton of great picks and we had a blast talking about them this week.

The Star Wars community mourned the loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother, the legendary Debbie Reynolds and we extend our condolences to their family and friends.  

We also announce that the show will be released bi-weekly now instead of weekly but not to worry, when things in the Star Wars collecting galaxy start to heat up to Mustafar levels we'll be there for you!  Here's to an awesome 2017!

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