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 therapy...now 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 #5 Hasbro Press Release

Continuing what Lucasfilm began in October, today was yet another round of #MandoMondays merchandise reveals from the hit series The Mandalorian. Hasbro's offerings these last two weeks have made us very happy because last year at Washington State Summer Con, Jake had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing Carl Weathers on stage. His Mando directorial debut has garnered lots of acclaim with many calling it their favorite yet! Now while the episode is not even a week old yet, Hasbro has announced Weathers' character Greef Carga in his Season 2 look for The Vintage Collection. This will be the second 3 3/4" figure to bare this look as only last week's The Black Series Carga figure will feature his Season 1 outfit. The second [...]

By |2020-11-23T22:58:03-08:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

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|

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. From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com 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: |

HasLab’s Razor Crest Tiers 4 & 5

This morning Hasbro Pulse released the details of their fourth and fifth tier unlocks of their current Vintage Collection HasLab project. The Razor Crest having just achieved 13,000 backers, has unlocked "Rick Duel's Gang" in Carbonite Blocks and freed up the campaign for more stretch goals in the final 9 days of crowdfunding. So far backers will be getting the following: Razor Crest vehicle Loose Mandalorian figure with soft goods cape Carded The Child with vac-metalized pram Escape Pod 3 Carbonite Blocks We have been tracking this campaign carefully, just as we did with the Sail Barge in 2018, and many Kickstarter-like campaigns gain lots of backers in the last few days. Hasbro may be betting on this as their new stretch goals now [...]

By |2020-10-31T00:10:51-07:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|

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 [...]

Tier 2: Finally Baby Yoda (& Carded Too)

Hasbro's latest HasLab the Razor Crest ship from The Mandalorian continues to fly high as it has successfully funded the first tier of 8,000 backers. After funding on the second day, backers were offered an Escape Pod as a Tier 1 stretch goal. This feature, while never featured in Season 1 of the show, fits into the top of the ship. Shortly after the fully funding this morning on the fifth day, the second tier goal was announced in the form of a brand new addition to the 3 3/4" line. The Child (Nevarro) will come carded with the HasLab with an "end-of-season-1-pram". No word yet if this will be exclusive to the Razor Crest but with the location naming and pram version, there is [...]

By |2020-09-29T21:55:57-07:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

HasLab’s The Vintage Collection Razor Crest

Yesterday's launch of the second Vintage Collection-based HasLab, the Razor Crest, found great success in its launch. The signature ship of The Mandalorian, at the end of the first day, was crowd-funded at 68%. While the price of the vehicle is $150 cheaper than Jabba's Sail Barge, it should be noted that at the end of the first day, it only was backed at 11%. As can be seen below, the Sail Barge took almost the entire crowd-funding period to fully fund. The Razor Crest in contrast is on pace to fund in the next few days making the chance of unlocking the next two tiers very possible during the campaign. While the website appears to still be having some troubles when trying to back [...]

By |2020-09-26T10:17:37-07:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

Hasbro PulseCon Recap

Yesterday Hasbro's Star Wars brand panel provided a wealth of information and reveals and below you will find the cliff notes of all that was announced. The Vintage Collection Basic Figures Captain Rex (The Clone Wars) VC182 Fives (The Clone Wars) - Fall 2020 The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor) (The Mandalorian) Includes plastic cape Specialty Reissue Wave Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) (Attack of the Clones) - Spring 2021 Includes improved soft-goods & PhotoReal Battle Droid (The Phantom Menace) - Spring 2021 Updated weathering Deco Queen Amidala (The Phantom Menace) - Spring 2021 PhotoReal TIE Pilot (Return of the Jedi) - Spring 2021 Version taken from the TIE Fighter with improved deco Exclusives 501st Legion ARC Troopers Special Action Figure Set (Hasbro PulseCon) Incinerator Trooper (The Mandalorian) [...]

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