Dan and Mike are back with a second look at their Star Wars Celebration Orlando experience and this time we’ve brought along our good friend Chris Salton of The Collector’s Hutt and Brews and Blasters to help them sort it all out.
This week we try to sort out exactly why the lines at Celebration were seemingly endless. Chris shares some of his favorite finds in Orlando and he and Dan recollect a chance encounter with Dave Filoni! You have to hear it to believe it!
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–Dan and Mike
Dan makes his pitch to appear in the Han Solo movie (see show title) and Mike’s impromptu Star Wars character impressions spark an idea to get him on Star Wars Rebels.There’s discussion about Hasbro’s recent Vintage Collection announcement, the Rebels Season 4 panel and what Star Wars podcast would be complete without some talk about The Last Jedi trailer? With a little bit of Disney Parks merchandise and Funko POP thrown in, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
As part of our Disney Parks action figure discussion, we referred to an excellent article we found at BlogMickey.com. In the article it’s mentioned that some of the theming used in the booth was from the now extinct Watto’s Grotto store that was located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mike visited Watto’s Grotto last year, you can read about it here.
This is the absolutely adorable Funko Pop reveal video that Dan spoke about that features Luke Skywalker and his Landspeeder.
Retrozap Editor in Chief, Joe Tavano attended the Hasbro panel and shot this video of Hasbro’s Vintage Collection reveal. We are so stoked to see this awesome line back on shelves!
What makes this podcast different than all the rest? We won’t be reading off checklists or talking about where and when to find certain figures or collectibles. There are plenty of other shows that do that well, of course.
At the Sandcrawler, we care about YOU, the collector! If you have a collection of Star Wars figures, cereal boxes, or Pez dispensers, we want to know! Mike is an OT kid from Ontario, Canada and Dan first saw Star Wars in 1991 while growing up in Massachusetts. This and an 18-year difference between the two hosts will often give the listener a unique look at Star Wars collecting.
We want to share why Star Wars collectibles mean so much to us and learn why they mean so much to you. What does collecting mean to you? What things do you collect? How do you display your collection? Is this a family activity? We love activities, we have so much room for activities with bunk beds now!
Each episode you can expect to find out a couple of cool new things that Mike and Dan have picked up.
Additionally, we’ll cover whatever the collecting news and hot topic may be that week. As far as Star Wars news goes? Well, let’s just say the Sandcrawler also has its own take on weekly Star Wars news. Mike and Dan are also not paid endorsers for any product and we do not receive product to review. In turn, that means you will get honest and real comments and feelings towards the current state of collecting. As the show progresses, look for interviews with fellow collectors and hear their amazing stories.
Spend some time with us and let’s have some fun talking Star Wars toys. Who doesn’t want to talk Star Wars toys, right?