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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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Jun 16, 2020

We managed to get this show to you despite numerous technical difficulties including no video for a promised YouTube segment (sorry, eh?).  What did we manage to bring you? A huge I Wanted Everything featuring a very emotional Mac finding a replacement for a special childhood Star Wars toy.  We then dive into part one of our look at the Cinema Scene sets from the Power of the Force line.  

A great read on Star Wars MPC models via The Star Wars Collector’s Archive

Be sure to check out the Retro Collection contest that Jake is co-hosting along with Washington State Comic-Con.  Send in your fun take on the box art from the Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game!

Want to be in a Star Wars radio drama featuring action figures?  Check out Alton McCoy on Instagram for details

Mac guested on the latest episode of The Deucecast, you can download that podcast here. 

Power of the Force Cinema Scenes - thanks to the following collecting sites for their excellent archives:

Rebelscum.com Photo Archive

Jedi Temple Archives

Death Star Escape 

Cantina Showdown 

Jabba’s Dancers 

Purchase of the Droids

Mynock Hunt 

Final Jedi Duel 

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May 31, 2020

May 29, 2020

With all the madness going on in the world, why not take a break and have a laugh with us?  This week Dan makes his case against Simon Pegg as Dengar, we talk about Hasbro’s new look for Star Wars Black Series (and fumble about whether they’re new figures or not).

A rumoured Vintage Collection Carbon Freeze Chamber has us excited  (see photos of the Power of the Jedi version here) while collectors rally to save TVC (lend your support here: Change.org). ILM hosted a great YouTube chat between 4 legendary Star Wars creators. If you haven’t seen it, we’ve got the link for you.  Seriously, great stuff!  Here are images of the Syd Mead design that inspired the look of the Imperial Walkers.

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May 10, 2020

Star Wars Week

The Clone Wars concludes

New movie announced

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

Hasbo's Fan Day Live Stream and Q&A

Favourite moments from The Empire Strikes Back

and a whole lot more!

Be sure to read our show notes for links, photos and more!

Apr 18, 2020

April 18, 2020

The Sandcrawler #92 - POTF Expanded Universe & Deluxe Figures

Coming to you from our various isolation bunkers in Massachusetts, Ontario & Washington State we are very glad to bring you another dose of Action Figure Therapy!

Jake Stevens returns as we talk about what we’ve been doing the past month or so, some of us have been chilling at home and some of us have been working 7 days a week as emergency workers (SHOUT OUT TO DAN AND EVERYONE THAT IS WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES DURING THIS CRAZINESS).  

Dan regales us with the tale of his nose swab and then, finally, we talk some Star Wars.

Siege of Mandalore

StarWars.com - video chat backgrounds

Blast Points Facebook Group

IGN Watch party with Rogue one writers Garry Whitta & Chris Weitz

Major Wrestling Figure Podcast

 

UPDATES ON THESANDCRAWLER.NET

New Play Outside Feature: Astromechs Anonymous

Collector’s Spotlight: Dean Backhouse Star Wars room updated with new bookcases

Collector’s Spotlight: Brandon Knapp’s cantina tables

Mac’s Star Wars Room Facebook Live

Super Collector Gus Lopez’s Facebook Live Tours

HAVE YOU BEEN SPENDING MORE TIME IN YOUR STAR WARS ROOM? LET US KNOW VIA EMAIL OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

New Black Series reveals on Hasbro’s Fan Appreciation Day

POWER OF THE FORCE RETROSPECTIVE CONTINUES!

Thanks as always to Rebelscum.com for their excellent Photo Archives!

Take a look at a gallery of most of the Expanded Universe collection

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Mar 23, 2020

The Sandcrawler #91 - Collect All 19!

*Content Warning: there are two strong F-bombs at the start of this episode•

We know there are far more important things going on in our world at the moment but we also know that we all need to keep some perspective and if possible have some fun and this week we are here to do that for you.

Yes, we may rant, lecture and flat out insult certain members of our society but between all that is a lot of fun Star Wars talk. After a PSA about Covid-19.  

We start the fun off with a great iTunes Review from David Cabal (Thanks, David!) and Mac talks a bit about some updates in his Star Wars Room now that he has some downtime. We talk about The Rise of Skywalker digital release and novelization.

We catch up on Clone Wars Season 7, discuss Ahsoka on Clone Wars and the news that she will be appearing on The Mandalorian Season 2, played by Rosario Dawson. Friend of the show, Stephen Stanton celebrated 10 years since joining The Clone Wars and shares an awesome highlight video of his work. 

We have some big updates to TheSandcrawler.net - 

NEW PLAY OUTSIDE FEATURE - Luke Skywalker on Hoth

2nd NEW PLAY OUTSIDE FEATURE - Brandon Taylor- Swamp Patrol

NEW COLLECTOR'S SPOTLIGHT - Rob Williams’ Parent’s House 

Both pages have been updated and redone. Much faster loading time and the new look will allow us to update your spotlight if you want.  Great especially for your ever-changing Star Wars room.

With all the down time that (alot, not all) of us may have, spend some time with your Star Wars figures, get on the floor with your kids and play and send us a few photos. 

It’s been awhile since our last show so we follow up on New York Toy Fair 2020 and discuss some great news uncovered by Yakface.com.   There are some really cool figures coming, folks!

We share recent finds in I Wanted Everything and debate the endless debate of 5POA vs super articulated 3.75 action figures.

We revisit Power of the Force, this time looking at the CommTech wave from 1999-2000. It’s a small amount of figures but, yikes, there’s a lot of good ones!  Thanks to Jedi Temple Archives and Rebelscum for their always excellent archival information!

Feb 25, 2020

The Sandcrawler #90 - New York Toy Fair 2020

This week is all about Hasbro’s panel at New York Toy Fair and try to find some hope in what proved to be a fairly underwhelming reveal.  If you want The Child from The Mandalorian, you’re going to be very happy. If you’re looking for a wide assortment of characters from the hottest show on TV well…..we don’t know. 

IMPORTANT LINKS WE MENTIONED:

Check out this video from JediNews interviewing Hasbro

Hasbro/Disney Announce Extension of Merchandising Relationship

4LOMtoZuckuss.com - Coming in 2020…So Far

Figpin - Star Wars Figpins launching in May!

Take a look at the new look of our Collector’s Spotlight page and be sure to send us photos of your Star Wars room to be featured in the spotlight.

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Feb 2, 2020

The Sandcrawler #89 - Power of the Force 1998 Part 2 - The Good, The Bad & the Ted Danson?

We open with a very quick look at our recent finds: something shiny and new (and pre-ordered) for Dan and an oldie but a goodie for Mac.

New York Toy Fair is still a few weeks away so until then, check out Jake’s article on From4LOMtoZuckuss.com about what we know so far, toy wise in 2020.  

Thanks to the ConverSWations Podcast for the very kind iTunes Review! If you enjoy our show, the best thing you can do for us is leave a 5-star review of your own over at Apple Podcasts.  

On Episode 83 we began our look at the Star Wars figures from The Power of Force in 1998.  This week we finish our look at that line: the good, the bad and the Ted Danson?  Follow along using the always awesome Rebelscum.com Photo Archive.

Power of the Force 8-D8 droid with “Light Ports” feature

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The Sandcrawler is a proud member of The Star Wars Commonwealth Network. Check out the entire network at StarWarsCommonwealth.com   And take your first steps into a larger world.

Jan 19, 2020

The Sandcrawler #88 - The Best of 2019

January 18, 2019

Happy New Year! This week Jake joins us as we take a look back at Star Wars in 2019.  The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian and our picks for best and worst Star Wars toys and YOUR Star Wars Holiday Wishes. Your home for Star Wars Action Figure Therapy is back baby!

-Check out Jake’s article on the year in collecting for 2019.

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