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!Enter short description HERE
Just hours after Star Wars fans watched the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker we sat down to talk about our first reactions to what will become the ending story of the Skywalker Saga.
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? Well 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.
Who is Marphalump? Who will win the Hasbro Black Series Empire Strikes Back Poll? Did Mac buy the Disney Sandcrawler at Walt Disney World? All this and the stress of posing action figures so they don’t fall over on this week’s Sandcrawler!
This week on The Sandcrawler Mac and Dan are joined by Matt Cardona aka Zack Ryder from the WWE! Matt is an epic wrestling figure and toy collector and a big fan of the Power of the Force line. In our Collector’s Spotlight we find out what kind of collector he is and what the Power of the Force means to him. And we couldn’t have such a big fan of Power of the Force without covering the next wave in our series. So along with Matt we take a look at the Power of the Force villain figures released in 1997. Thanks to Rebelscum.com for their always excellent archival information. Big thanks to Matt for coming on the show and sharing his thoughts on Star Wars and wrestling toys! Find Matt Cardona on Twitter. Find details on The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast.
Hasbro’s panel at New York Toy Fair 2019 was a big one for Star Wars collectors with news of new releases, amazing exclusives, play sets and more.Â In order to digest all of the news from Toy Fair we’ve brought in a ringer: One of the most knowledgable people in the Star Wars collecting community, our good friend, Jake Stevens of From4LomToZuckuss.com.
This week we’re proud to announce we are now a part of The Star Wars Commenwealth Podcasts Network! We catch up on our Christmas holiday projects and then dive into the Power of the Force vehicles from the 1990s.