We continue our celebrity Star Wars collector shows this week with Brian Stillman, the writer and director of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys!
Brian Stillman joins us to discuss the motivation behind his 2014 documentary on the history of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. It’s an amazing film and has been a big influence on Dan and Mike and their fairly recent focus on vintage Star Wars toys.
We discuss what went into Kenner deciding what the original twelve Star Wars figures should be and take a look at a wish list of characters that may have been considered. What was the reason that the main villain of Star Wars, Grand Moff Tarkin wasn’t made into a figure? Listen and find out!
Brian shares some great tips on being a focused collector and the importance of collecting something that excites you.
Check out the Plastic Galaxy website and be sure to order a copy of this in-depth look at the toy line that started it all: Kenner Star Wars figures. Thanks Brian!
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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?