The Sandcrawler – Episode 107: Save The Black Series Junior

The Sandcrawler Podcast is back in 2021 with Episode #107! Join hosts Mike Tarkin and Dengar Dan as they torture Jake Stevens with his pet peeves and all three discuss some of the best Black Series and Vintage Collection figures released in 2020! Tune in and let us know your thoughts on the best figs of the last 12 months! It’s our first show of the new year! And after the year the world went through last year, it’s reason to celebrate! This week we catch up on new Star Wars finds (and other franchises) in I Wanted Everything and Jake asks the question But Where Did The Pins Go?  Getting the Din Djarin/The Child Build Up Pack was a pain for most collectors. How [...]

By |2021-01-24T20:01:34-08:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Sandcrawler, The Vintage Collection|

Mando Monday #8 Hasbro Press Release

This week Hasbro once again debuted new product on the penultimate Mando Monday! Next week will be the final installment as it corresponds with this Friday's final episode of Season 2. After fans experience the latest episode every Friday on Disney+, they can visit each Monday to see what new toys, collectibles, apparel, books, comics, digital content and more will be unveiled. Mando Mondays will run for nine weeks, culminating on December 21. The rumored and now confirmed Bo-Katan is joining The Black Series next year along with a second 2021 Archive Collection wave. This second wave not only reissues hot-on-the-second-hand-market figures but ones that all tie into The Mandolorian as well. Lastly, in the action figure category, the third wave of The Bounty Collection [...]

By |2020-12-16T21:54:54-08:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler Podcast #103 – Many Many Mando Mondays!

This week on The Sandcrawler, Jake joins Mac and Dan to discuss this Fall's many #MandoMonday reveals and a ton of action figure in video! This week we catch up on Mando Mondays and the announced Star Wars figures for Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Will we get the entire Bad Batch team at some point? Does it really matter if the announced Zutton figure is named Snaggletooth or not? In I Wanted Everything Jake knocked off a few big missing pieces for his complete Disney Parks Droid Factory collection. Dan finds a super cool KB Toys Phantom Menace sign and Mac proves he’s a hypocrite  and gets The Carbon Freeze Chamber play set. It’s a shorter show [...]

By |2020-11-28T00:17:22-08:00November 28th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Sandcrawler, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Mando Mondays #4 Hasbro Press Release

This morning Hasbro announced another three Black Series figures based on the Disney+ hit The Mandalorian. These reveals were made on the fourth Mando Monday since the program began in late October. Each of the figures revealed today include characters that have yet to be announced for The Vintage Collection but have been announced for the Retro Collection. Now is should be noted that while Amazon and Wal*Mart are listed below, these figures are not exclusive to those retailers and will be released both in brick-and-mortar stores and at online etailers. We have been provided the official press release and images by Hasbro and be found below: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH MOFF GIDEON Figure (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: [...]

By |2020-11-16T23:01:15-08:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian|

Fan First Friday November’s Livestream Press Release

Last Friday, Hasbro Pulse held another Fan First Friday Livestream event which resulted in four new reveals for The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. The event hosted by Star Wars Brand Team members Patrick Schnieder and Eric from the Design Department on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel. The Vintage Collection Zutton figure was hinted at potentially needing two more versions to be released in the line before for and Hasbro can check it off their The Ninty Six list which is referring to the original 96 or figures that were originally released by Kenner in the vintage line. In addition to the reveals, it was mentioned that the Brand Team is listening to fans and that after the next release of Captain Rex [...]

By |2020-11-16T22:36:28-08:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Clone Wars, The Vintage Collection|

Yes Have Some: Toy Anxiety with Jake Stevens

This past Monday Jake had an absolute blast chatting the Craig and Ryan, hosts of the Yes Have Some Podcast, on their Toy Anxiety show. The conversation included everything from GI Joe, Ghostbusters, Toys R Us, Masters of the Universe, and of course plenty of Star Wars talk. You can download the episode on your podcast catcher or watch it below on YouTube! Join Craig & Ryan for this week's edition of Toy Anxiety, with special guest Jake Stevens, podcaster and Star Wars action figure historian at Subscribe to Yes Have Some on YouTube - Follow YHS on Social Media - * * * Support YHS on Patreon -

By |2020-11-12T21:50:18-08:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian|Tags: |

Mando Mondays #3 Hasbro Press Release

This morning Hasbro and Lucasfilm launched their third #mandomondays event and announced two different Black Series items. The first was the Remant Trooper from The Mandalorian. This figure was expected as it is both an easy repaint and was already released in The Vintage Collection line. The downside to this figure is that it is a Target exclusive which means purchasing it online will be difficult as figures typically sell out in minutes. Folks will want to hit brick and mortar stores later this fall to secure this figure. The second item was the piece that was hinted at in last week's This Week in Star Wars episode. The Mandalorian Electronic Helmet will be popular next spring with cosplayers and bucket collectors. Hasbro has [...]

By |2020-11-09T22:11:52-08:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian|Tags: |

Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Team Interview

Yesterday morning we had the privilege of sitting down with members of Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team. and a few fellow fansites spoke with Patrick Schneider and Chris Reiff in an exclusive question and answer session over Zoom. While no specific revelations were made about upcoming figures it was nice to confirm there is more coming to the Retro Collection and that Hasbro has noticed the hunger fans have for The Vintage Collection and we want more from the line such as smaller vehicles, creatures, and mail aways we need to make our voices heard. In our session, the first of the day, we were joined by Star Wars Action News, Collectors Cantina, Kastors Korner, [...]

By |2020-11-07T07:31:56-08:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Interview, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Mando Mondays Press Release

This morning Lucasfilm launched their first official Mando Mondays with not only the debut of tons of new products based on The Mandolorian but staring many of the stars from the hit Disney+ series. Toy lines such as LEGO and Funko were represented by Hasbro stole the show with numerous releases. Each of the items previewed in the video went up for sale at 1 PM PST. On this particular Monday, Target, Wal*Mart, Amazon, and Hasbro Pulse/Shop Disney all had exclusives. In a surprising move, Hasbro chose to not make their latest Retro Collection line exclusive to any one retailer. Most items were easily found online with the exception of Target's exclusive item which is par for the course when it comes to their [...]

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