The Sandcrawler Episode 78 – SDCC 2019 with Jake Stevens

I was once privileged to spend a few hours chatting with my good friends Mac and Dan over the on The Sandcrawler Podcast this week! The topic of discussion was San Diego Comic-Con which wrapped up this past Sunday. Now, depending on your fandom, this was both an excellent show or a major let down. Tune in to find out what your hosts thought! After a month since our last episode we are back and excited to talk some Star Wars and we’ve brought along our buddy, Jake Stevens of to help us out! We’ve all picked up a lot of cool Star Wars merch since our last show including more prototype Power of the Force items for Dan, some great figures from 2015 for Mac [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:39:26-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: SDCC|Tags: , |

SDCC 2019 Hasbro Press Release & Images

Hasbro has provided us with official images and information from the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars panel. The Panel was surprising light on reveals. They previewed the fan vote winner Luke Dagobah which is still in development, introduced a new scale of 5" Galaxy of Adventures figures and showed nor spoke of any new 3.75" figures at all. We are fearing for the future of the 3 3/4" line but our figures are crossed that Tripel Force Friday will ease our nerves with The Rise of Skywalker action figure line. HASBRO STAR WARS SDCC PANEL REVEALS 2019 ONE SHEET STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH Figure Assortment (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: Starting at $9.99/Available: Fall 2019) STAR WARS fans new and [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:54:34-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Galaxy of Adventures, SDCC|Tags: |

SDCC 2019 – The Hasbro Booth

As we prepare for Hasbro's Star Wars panel, which begins today at 2 PM PST, we can't help but pour over the images from Hasbro's booth this year in anticipation. Hasbro once again impresses with the sheer amount of product and displays including a very impressive Sarlacc and Jabba's Palace diorama. Now our friends over at Rebelscum have inquired about that many of the "new" figures in the Jabba's Palace dio, which include  6" versions of the Rancor, 8D8, EV-99, Gonk droid, and even a tortured 2-1B droid, and as of now it appears they are all customs for the display. But as fans recall the Trash Compactor Luke was also considered a custom in a previous Hasbro display until a year later he was [...]

By |2019-07-19T08:45:00-07:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, SDCC, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection 2|

Have Questions for Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Team?

With San Diego Comic-Con kicking off today with their annual preview night, it's time we solicit questions for our interview with Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team. We are set to interview them on Sunday, so as SDCC reveals commence throughout the next few days makes sure to send us any follow-up questions you may have. Please focus on any of the new reveals and/or current Star Wars toy lines, as Hasbro is not allowed to speak about new upcoming media and we'd be happy to ask Hasbro for you! Please contact via the usual channels below: Send an email to or comment via our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! We are looking forward to getting a better look at all the SDCC exclusives, and seeing what we can look [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:21:27-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, SDCC|Tags: |

Final Chance to Back The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

We are just over a day away from the ending of the Kickstarter initiative to fund Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book. The campaign has been wildly successful as it has in the last 44 days, not only funded but met nine out of ten stretch goals. It currently is less than $8,000 away from achieving its tenth, which would be a digital version of the book. Currently, backers will not only get a book chock-full of additional content due to the stretch goals being met but they will also receive a folio set of the chapter break images, a three coin set, and an updated version of Kenner's Star Wars is Forever poster (shown below) created by the original photographer Kim Simmons. [...]

By |2019-07-13T06:38:42-07:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2, Vintage|Tags: , |

SDCC’s Sith Trooper Press Images

Today we received official press images and information about next week's exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Black Series Sith Trooper from Hasbro. The new trooper design has captured the attention of fans as speculation about the figure and its name has dominated the internet for the past 24 hours. The official product description is as follows: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SITH TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $32/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International In San Diego) Fans can imagine fighting for the cause of the First Order and other thrilling scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium collectible STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SITH TROOPER action figure. Inspired by scenes from STAR WARS: EPISODE IX: THE RISE [...]

By |2019-07-11T22:58:19-07:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: SDCC, The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker|

Sneak Preview Sith Trooper Coming to SDCC

Attendees of San Deigo Comic-Con next week will be treated to a sneak preview figure from The Rise of Skywalker! At Hasbro's booth on the show floor, lucky fans will have the chance to purchase an "Early Release Edition" of a Sith Trooper, a new agent of the First Order in Episode IX. This all-new trooper will retail for $32 and will be available at Booth #3329. This figure which was reported on both and The Star Wars Show, will be available, in different versions, from numerous retailers at the convention. The debut of this character generates so many questions regarding the evolution of The First Order and the secrecy regarding the plot of The Rise of Skywalker. Will Kylo following in his Grandfather's footsteps [...]

By |2019-07-10T17:21:33-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: SDCC, The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker|Tags: |

Super7’s ReAction SDCC Exclusive

Today Super7 released images of their upcoming ReAction San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Their Robot "Maria" figure, from the 1927 film Metropolis, features packaging which is a direct tribute to Kenner's vintage The Power of the Force line. In addition to the card back, it also includes a collectible coin just like the 1985 series. Maria from the classic 1927 Science Fiction silent film Metropolis makes her San Diego @Comic_Con debut as this exclusive 3.75" ReActon Figure with vac-metal finish and collectible coin. Only available at Booth 2543 while supplies last. Meet her next week in San Diego! We are absolutely in love with this figure as it also includes both a silver leg just like C-3PO and but is also vac metalized, which is a [...]

By |2019-07-08T21:02:56-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: The Power of the Force, Vintage|Tags: , , |

New Galaxy of Adventure Ads

In what is almost a page out of Hasbro's #GoRogue campaign, there are a few new Star Wars action figure stop-motion sponsored ads that have surfaced on social media. The "commercials" are produced by HelloSociety which specializes in social media influencing, and appear to be made on the behalf of Wal*Mart. The Galaxy of Adventures line is now in its third wave and appears to be what Hasbro and their partnered retailers are currently focusing on until this Fall when Triple Force Friday hits in October.   While it is unclear as to how many of these ads are out there, the Boba Fett one is aptly timed as the Boba Fett episode of Galaxy of Adventures on Star Wars Kids just premiered one week [...]

By |2019-07-01T23:50:35-07:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Galaxy of Adventures|