This week we begin a series that we are simply calling, “The Greatest Action Figure Line Ever Created .” What is that line? The Power of the Force line that launched in 1995.
The first modern Star Wars action figure line, still a part of Kenner, was the line that turned a nine year old Dan and at the same time, a twenty-seven year old Mac into Star Wars collecting fanatics.
The Sandcrawler #48: The Greatest Action Figure Line Ever Created
It’s time to give it it’s due and over the next several shows we’ll be looking at this line, one wave at a time. We want to see your favourite Power of the Force figures! Email them to email@example.com or tweet at us via @sandcrawlercast.
We also take a look at Haslab’s images of the completed Jabba’s Sail Barge and discuss the exclusive Yak Face figure that is included.
What does the ToysrUs bankruptcy news mean for collectors and more importantly, future generations? We talk about our memories of what could be the last big toy store. Mac talked about what he thought was already a problem for the toy company back in 2016. Read it here.
Listen very closely as Dan announces a chance to win Power of the Force merchandise. He’s added some…interesting conditions this time around so listen to Mr. Boombastic carefully.
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–Dan and Mike
If you like this episode, check out the previous one!
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?