We celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars this week! Can you believe Star Wars hit the big four-oh on May 25? Neither can we but we do our best to digest it and we’ve brought along the “OT Curmudgeon” himself, Tom Berges from I Grew Up Star Wars to help us out!
Thanks to “Chris Fitzpatrick 87” for your humbling iTunes review of our show. We are so flattered by your kind words! Thanks also to Bryan Dyck for making us, well, collectibles! Also check out Bryan’s goofy stop motion video that we talked about this week. Never too old to play with toys!
If you didn’t attend Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this past April then you are eligible for a great contest over at Rebelscum.com where you have a chance to win a TON of swag, including something from The Sandcrawler!
Vanity Fair chose Star Wars’ anniversary to preview their The Last Jedi cover feature. As always the covers look amazing but even more amazing is the poster that new subscribers can get. By the way, who the heck is this little guy?
This week in I Wanted Everything Mike picks up a couple more vintage Marvel comics and Dan loves the new Funko POP Luke in landspeeder. He’s also picked up some Topps 40th Anniversary trading cards which are just full of nostalgia and are pretty darn cool too. The piece de resistance for Dan though is a very special gift from a fellow collector.
Tom Berges, owner of I Grew Up Star Wars.com website and Facebook group talks with us and we catch up on our first meeting at Celebration. Then Dan, the young punk of the show, poses twenty-one questions to the two old guys, Mike and Tom, and it’s a ridiculously fun time. We’re pretty sure no other Star Wars 40th Anniversary podcast includes references to lederhosen.
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–Dan and Mike
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?