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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.

•Have you seen Rothgar Den? Rothgar Den T-shirt

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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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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.

Dec 20, 2019

The Sandcrawler #87 - The Rise of Skywalker First Reactions: Spoilers, Uncut & Unsensored

WARNING: This episode contains coarse language and spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker AND The Mandalorian.

Recorded on Thursday December 19, 2019 immediately after seeing the end of the Skywalker Saga, this episode is your hosts reeling from the experience and in order to keep it real, we’ve haven’t edited anything so be warned:  there is some coarse language. But it’s all in the name of praising The Rise of Skywalker. 

Merry Christmas to all of our listeners and thank you for making us a part of your Star Wars fandom! Be sure to tag us on social media with photos of your Christmas Star Wars gifts!

Listen to Mac talk Christmas In the Stars on Generation XWing!

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Dec 9, 2019

The Sandcrawler #86 - Too Busy To Star War

The holidays are upon us and well….we just want Star Wars.  This week we catch up on The Mandalorian and how AWESOME it is and dive into about 2 months’ worth of Hasbro action figure news. Be sure to check our show notes for all the links you’ll need if you’re like us and behind in all the recent news.  

We have both managed to avoid any Rise of Skywalker news and trailers since about October and while we’re excited, we just want it to get here.  Let’s be honest, we want more Mandalorian!

Friend of the show, Matt Cardona (aka Zack Ryder) gave us a big shout out on his show, The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast and their annual Toy Drive ends on December 10, 2019. There’s still time to donate to this great cause so head to their site for details: http://majorwfpod.com/holiday-toy-drive/

Dan deals with Best Buy customer service and continues to be frustrated with his Star Wars Room.  Mac shares some Star Wars related birthday gifts and talks about a fairly major move in his Star Wars Room including his first Black Series diorama.  No, seriously!

Be a part of our Year End Special by telling us what your plans are as a Star Wars collector in 2020. Details here.

LINKS TO ARTICLES WE MENTIONED THIS WEEK:

Nov 18, 2019

Recorded on Sunday November 17, 2019

IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF THE MANDALORIAN THEN HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON AS WE WILL BE DISCUSSING ALL ASPECTS OF THE SHOW!

Recorded on Life Day 2019 (it’s canon, deal with it) Jake Stevens joins us to talk about The Mandalorian, Rhode Island Comic Con, "maclunky", Disney Plus and the ongoing argument of crossing the streams by mixing different lines of Star Wars figures.  We also have an epic I Wanted Everything where we catch up on a ton of new Star Wars merch.  

From 4LOM to Zuckuss.com : TRACKING THE MANDALORIAN

Dan Z on IGN.com:   MANDALORIAN TERMS EXPLAINED

As the holidays begin, we wanted to add something extra to our “year end” retrospective this year and we’re calling it:  Star Wars Holiday Wishes.  It’s what we would like to see for 2020 with Star Wars collecting. So as we wrap up November and head into December start thinking about what you would like to see in collecting which could be: Hasbro releases, what you plan to do collecting-wise: buy more, buy less, displaying plans.  Let us know by sending us an email to sandcrawlerpodcast@gmail.com and we would especially love to HEAR what your Star Wars Holiday Wishes are so hit record on that Voice Recording app on your phone and attach it to your email. 

We have spoken.

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Oct 29, 2019

The Sandcrawler #84 - 4th Annual Halloween Show (and TROS/Mandalorian Trailers Reactions)

Welcome to our 4th Annual Halloween Special! This year we talk about the scenes that scare us in Star Wars and also read listener comments too, Thanks to everyone that sent in their scary Star Wars scene choices! 

Then it's our look at the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker and we watch the trailer for The Mandalorian minutes after it drops.

For show notes and links head over to TheSandcrawler.net 

 

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Oct 14, 2019

The Sandcrawler #83 - Power of the Force 1998

Saturday October 13, 2019

New in our @TeePublic store! The "Offworld Jawa" Mandalorian-inspired t-shirt!   https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/6210124-sandcrawler-podcast-logo-offworld-jawa-mando-editi

The Halloween Season is upon us and we want your Star Wars action figure photos! Make them scary or fun and send us your Halloween themed Star Wars photos! We will feature them on the site and social media! Thanks to @NJ_Tree for kicking things off with a fun homage to the Walt Disney 1929 cartoon, “The Skeleton Dance.” -see TheSandcrawler.net for details.

After a too long of a break, we are back with our world famous Power of the Force retrospectives! This time we begin our look at the Star Wars figures released by Hasbro in 1998, a key year that fell between the Special Editions and The Phantom Menace.  And to do this, we call on our good buddy, Jake Stevens of From4LOMtoZuckuss.com to bring his encyclopediac knowledge to the discussion.

We also follow up on our post-Triple Force Friday finds and Dan shares an amazing deal at his local toy shop and another on-air eBay auction win.

And be sure to stick around towards the end of the show for a new segment we like to call, Texts From Matt where Dan reads texts he’s gotten from fellow collector, Matt Cardona (WWE Superstar, Zack Ryder). What Matt lacks in nerdy Star Wars character knowledge he makes up with his enthusiasm. Sooo good!  

Rebelscum.com Photo Archive

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Oct 6, 2019

The Sandcrawler #82 - Triple Force Friday

Saturday October 5, 2019

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It’s a big week for Dan and Mac this week as we begin Year Four of your home for action figure therapy! It was back in 2016, just before Rogue Friday that we started The Sandcrawler! We would like to thank everyone for your support, we really appreciate you making us a part of your Star Wars life!

This was a big weekend for Star Wars collectors as Triple Force Friday began the launch to The Rise of Skywalker in December.  We talk about the StarWars.com Live Stream, from what figures were revealed to possible plot points and of course what we managed to buy.   Mac picked up the Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff and has a photo album of closeups of what could be the toy of the year for him.  

We also take a look at recent announcements from Hasbro and Lucasfilm and discuss what other Star Wars merchandise we can expect after The Rise of Skywalker hits theatres.  Read the Cineblend article we mention here.  

Be sure to go to From 4LOM to Zuckuss.com for press photos of Triple Force Friday toys.  Also make it a daily routine to hit Yakface.com for the latest rumours —>no one has the scoops like Yakface! 

See the results of our Triple Force Friday Twitter Poll

On our website: LOTS OF NEW CONTENT

 

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Sep 10, 2019

The Sandcrawler #81 -Afternoon Drinking 

September 8, 2019

On this week’s show, Jake Stevens returns as we take a look at new news ahead of Triple Force Friday, The Mandalorian in Entertainment Weekly, when Black Series is white  and new finds in I Wanted Everything. We also take a deep dive into Power if the Force promo stickers and Dan makes his case for POTF2 to be called vintage. All this and more on your home for Star Wars Action Figure Therapy!

-Follow From4LomtoZuckuss on Facebook

-Jake's Droid Factory update page

-Galaxy of Toys Podcast

-Brandon Diorama link

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Aug 28, 2019

The Sandcrawler #80 - Everything Is Awesome (D23, Triple Force Friday, Mandalorian)

August 25, 2019

Recorded one day before the Sizzle Real for The Rise of Skywalker dropped on Good Morning America.  

Emotions are high this week as we talk about most of the news from D23, figure releases for Triple Force Friday and the apparent replacing of the ForceLink line with the a new 5-inch scale line. Mac shares some new finds in I Wanted Everything and Dan shares an absolute horror story about his Star Wars room.  

We read a great iTunes review, an email from Garry from Australia and we follow up on last week’s question “what would you do if your collection disappeared?” See what other listeners said about this question on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

We’re all over the place on this one but trust us, it’s worth it! 

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Tee PublicACTION FIGURE THERAPY YOU MAY HAVE MISSED!

A bizarre and wonderful Vintage Star Wars find.

Erin Gaudette- “Erin From Work” shows us her growing collection.

Fronsee Star Wars room Expansion- Dave & Kathy are creating a new Star Wars room, catch up on Phases 1-3 of their toy odyssey.

•Brandon Taylor brings us Tales of Captain Rex Volume 1 on our PLAY OUTSIDE page.

Aug 9, 2019

The Sandcrawler - Episode 79 -Sio Bibble’s Bald Spot

August 7, 2019

We open with an amazing vintage find for Mac that occurred right before we started recording and then catch up on what’s been going on in our Star Wars rooms.  We’ve been making moves and adding lighting.  Mac installed IKEA lighting in a few places and Dan found a good price on acrylic risers.  

Dan has a question for you: What would you do if you suddenly lost your entire collection? Would you rebuild? Change your focus? Something else? Let us know via email or reach out on social media.

We read what could be our favourite iTunes review ever from The Amazing Ratso and we would just like to say, “Hidilly ho, neighbour!”  We clear up the mystery of Oak Island with an email from Erin From Work and then move into a live unboxing of a gift for Dan from our buddy Jay Roy.  

We also wrap up our retrospective on the initial release of action figures from The Phantom Menace and will be returning to our look at the Power of the Force 2 line very soon!

•Excellent articles on vintage ceramic Star Wars items via the Star Wars Collector’s Archive.

•Listen to Mac guest on Generation X-wing with other members of the Star Wars Commonwealth. 

•Spice rack foot peg mod via Diorama Workshop

•Visit Rebelscum.com for photos and info on The Phantom Menace line of figures and follow along as we discuss the last batch of figures from this line. 

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Jul 22, 2019

The Sandcrawler - Episode 78 - SDCC 2019 with Jake Stevens

July 21, 2019

After a month since our last episode we are back and excited to talk some Star Wars and we’ve brought along our buddy, Jake Stevens of From4LOMtoZuckuss.com to help us out!

We’ve all picked up a lot of cool Star Wars merch since our last show including more prototype Power of the Force items for Dan, some great figures from 2015 for Mac and new vehicles for Jake’s collection.

Jake tells us about some panels he hosted with Star Wars celebs at Washington State Comic Con last month including his somewhat awkward conversation with John Ratzenburger.

We then take a look at some of the Star Wars news out of San Diego Comic Con 2019 (or lack thereof) and use the amazing Marvel announcements to ask, “Where’s the Star Wars?” 

Dan’s Work Office Star Trek Makeover

Jake’s “Binary Sunset” video

Play Outside - Nate & Paul VanDyk

Jawa POTF LED lights mod

 

 

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Jun 26, 2019

The Sandcrawler #77 - Chancellor Usurped! 

First off we want to thank everyone that sent in an iTunes review since our last episode.  We’re overwhelmed by your kindness! Thanks also to the folks we mentioned on the show that have recently contributed to our website! You’ve helped us build the Sandcrawler.net into a true home for Action Figure Therapy!

Listener contributions to TheSandcrawler.net

Haslab Sail Barge Lighting

Watto Prototype Photos 

Scarif Trooper Photo Set 

And here’s Mac’s entry

R5-X2 A Star Wars Story

This week we discuss our Father’s Day festivities including road trips to Alec Guiness’ Star in Stratford Ont, cool flea market finds and a celebratory fishing expedition for Dan.  

Celebration Anaheim 2020 ain’t happenin’ for your hosts and we discuss what the future could hold for the biggest Star Wars event in the galaxy.  We take a look at recent news about Anovos, classic Star Wars video games returning  (thanks to TechnoRetro Dads for the head’s up) & talk about the Black Series “Dorito” stands.

In our continuing look at the figures from The Phantom Menace line, we pick six more favourites-what do you think of the ones we covered so far? Head over to our Instagram where we’ve been posting photos of the figures as we go.

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Jun 6, 2019

The Sandcrawler #76 - Vanity Fair, Galaxy’s Edge & Phantom Menace Figures 

The Vanity Fair “Rise of Skywalker” Issue has fans talking about the future of Star Wars and we spend some time discussing a big “what if” for Episode 9.  It’s just fun speculation but that’s what Star Wars is about, right? Oh and we also make our claim that Episode 9 should do what Avengers: Endgame did and give us a 3-hour plus Star Wars movie to wrap up the Skywalker saga. C’mon JJ, do it!

We start off with I Wanted Everything where Dan finds a couple figures that he simply couldn’t move on with if he hadn’t found them and then we talk about both picking up the Retro Collection Luke Skywalker.  

We had maybe the best time we’ve ever had recording this show this week as we catch up on life in general before getting into some show feedback. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to post an iTunes review -except that one guy.  Congratulations to the newest members of the Commonwealth!

We take a quick look at some of the merchandise for Galaxy’s Edge and geek out about what a visit to Batuu could be like.  Also we’re in love with Worrt.  

Despite all our joking about too many Star Wars anniversaries in May, we start our look at the action figures from The Phantom Menace, in honour of it’s 20th anniversary.  We’ll take a bigger look at these figures on our next episode as well.  

Links: 

Play Outside!  -new photos! Send us yours! 

Mac’s POTF Jabba’s Palace diorama mod

Dan Brooks’ Fantastic Article on The Phantom Menace

Dan Brooks Bought A Worrt at Galaxy’s Edge!

Galaxy’s Edge Marketplace Merchandise Reveal via Skywalking Through Neverland

 

 

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May 20, 2019

May 19th, 2019

What can we say, it’s all in the title! We sit down to provide insightful (bad jokes) and inspirational (more bad jokes) commentary as we watch our first Star Wars movie together. Happy 20th anniversary to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace!

Look for our retrospective on the action figures from The Phantom Menace in an upcoming episode!

 

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May 8, 2019

The Sandcrawler #74 - Wookiee Hugs

May 5th, 2019

This week’s show unfortunately starts off on a down note as we shake our heads over Hasbro’s apparent mishandling of it’s May the Fourth Celebration Exclusives release on Hasbro Pulse. But even more of a downer is the loss of Chewbacca actor, Peter Mayhew. We talk about why events like this are important to our fandom and then discuss some of our favourite Chewbacca collectibles. Dan has a really great story of reclaiming a child hood toy that you won’t want to miss.

May the Fourth is annually a big day for both of us, with various non-Star Wars anniversaries falling on Star Wars Day and we talk about how we spent the day (after a geography lesson on exactly how far Mac lives from his hometown of Windsor, Ontario).

We have a giant-sized I Wanted Everything segment this week as Dan shares a new, cool prototype and Mac catches up on a ton of new items he’s picked up over the last few months. If you can make it past the rants about Game of Thrones and Geico salespeople there is a ton of great Star Wars toy talk and toy memories on our latest dose of Action Figure Therapy!

LINKS:

Our Star Wars rooms

Prototype Archives

Peter Mayhew Foundation

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Apr 25, 2019

The Sandcrawler #73 - The Stevens Strikes Back 

April 23, 2019

It’s an XXL Sandcrawler this week!  With the sounds of Game 7 of the Leafs vs Bruins matchup in the background we continue our look at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. 

Last week we geeked out over the Rise of Skywalker teaser and this week we welcome back our good buddy, Jake Stevens of From4LomtoZuckuss.com , as he recaps his experiences at Celebration.  

Jake interviewed different members of Hasbro’s team and shares what they had to say about what’s coming down the line for Star Wars collecting. 

We discuss our favourite announcements from Hasbro and delve into the Celebration lottery system and the issues that arose.  We also touch on Power of the Force(duh), getting autographs, Home Alone 2 and the always entertaining Anthony Daniels.  

LINKS:

Hasbro Celebration Breakdown via From4LomtoZuckuss.com

Thanks to Dave Fronsee, Mike Harris and Christopher Leddy for representing the Sandcrawler with their Tee Public while at Celebration! We are honoured, gentlemen!

ForceCast Star Tours Documentary

Celebration-Collecting Track YouTube Channel

Jordan Hembrough POTF Falcon “engineering pilot cast”

Back of cards for Celebration exclusives via Fantha tracks

 Gajo Rasic Play Outside

Our Star Wars Rooms -look for a new look to that part of the website in the upcoming weeks-with Dan in full reno mode & Mac tracking his own progress over the years.

 

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Apr 13, 2019

The Sandcrawler #72 - The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Reaction Show

We sat down about 8 hours after the teaser trailer for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker for a “show meeting.” We were going to discuss future episodes and improvements to the website but instead we ended up getting right into our thoughts on the trailer.   We hadn’t intended on recording this but we did because it’s our first impressions and we wanted to capture that. Because of that there are many “ummms” and “y’knows” and awkward pauses as we wrestle with all of the amazing images that Lucasfilm threw down at Celebration.  Enjoy!

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Mar 30, 2019

The Sandcrawler #71 - Pancakes

This week we bring you our in depth review of the Disney Parks Sandcrawler and cover the heroes from the Power of the Force line in 1997.  We also take a look at the results of Hasbro’s Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Poll.   We read a bunch of listener feedback and share our amazing care packages that were give to us by a listener (Thanks, Justin!!)

Not enough? We also talk about Canadian coins, BIll Hader, Luke’s Medal, Lando’s clothing, 2-1B’s lack of fame and Mac does an awful impression of Lando that for some reason Dan just loves.  

Along with our review of the Disney Parks Sandcrawler on this episode, we also have a video review up on our YouTube page.  You can find a link to that and an album of hi-res photos on our website. 

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