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The Sandcrawler Podcast Episode #111 – My Middle Name is Havoc

The Sandcrawler Podcast is back after a long Spring Break! Jake joins hosts Mac and Dan as we catch up on the world of Star Wars and collecting from the past few weeks! We chat about Bad Batch, break down new acquisitions, and review the reveals our friends at Hasbro provided during the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest last Friday! Tune in for a #Syndercut long episode and of course, let us know your thoughts on our socials! We’re back after an EXTENDED break! Last episode we vented about the state of Star Wars collecting and in some cases Star Wars in general and this week we follow up with how we plan on continuing in this hobby in a way more positive attitude. Thanks to [...]

By |2021-04-12T20:07:41-07:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: The Sandcrawler|Tags: |

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Press Release & Images

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest has wrapped and hopefully, you were able to catch all of the highlights with us today as we posted fast and furious to our social channels throughout the 4+ hour event. We had a great time this morning and felt pretty happy that we came in 4th overall in the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Trivia! The events this morning tilted heavily on The Vintage Collection which was a pleasant surprise. Although not to be a downer by stating the facts, the reveals were 95% repaints/reissues with Blue Leader featuring just about the only new figure tooling. While his X-Wing is a very welcomed addition to the 3 3/4" line, the fact that it [...]

The Bad Batch Official Trailer & Survey

Today Lucasfilm released the official trailer for the next major Star Wars media property dropping in just over a month, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The series which is a sequel series to Star Wars: The Clone Wars which will center on the standout clone team from Season 7. Check out the brand-new trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” an original animated series launching exclusively on Disney+. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” makes its debut on Tuesday, May 4, with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find [...]

By |2021-03-30T22:39:05-07:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: The Bad Batch, Uncategorized|

Galactic Snackin’ Grogu Press Release

Hasbro continues to up their Baby Yoda game with the release of their animatronic Galactic Snackin' Grogu! Hasbro saw a 70% increase in their Star Wars sales this past year due to the success of their Mandalorian-themed toys. This new Child figure is set to be released later this year closer to the release of Season 3 of The Mandalorian. Now whether or not Grogu will even appear in the next chapter of the series is yet to be known so this figure might just fill the void that many fans may have with the absence of the "star" of the show. Hasbro has provided us the official images and press release: STAR WARS GALACTIC SNACKIN’ GROGU (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: [...]

By |2021-03-24T21:07:15-07:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: The Mandalorian|Tags: |

Black Series Publishing Figures Press Release

This morning Starwars.com announced the latest subline that will be joining The Black Series line: Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Publishing figures. This wave of figures is meant to pay respects to characters from Star Wars' 40-plus years of publishing titles. This follows in the steps of the Holiday and Credit Collection lines that are meant to appeal to a subset of collectors. Unlike those previous waves, these figures are not exclusive to one retailer. The source material for each figure is as follows: Jaxxon is from Marvel's Star Wars comic series from 1977 Luke Skywalker is from Del Rey's Heir to the Empire series from 1991 Carnor Jax is from Dark Horse Comics' Crimson Empire comic mini-series from 1997 Darth Maul is from Dark Horse [...]

By |2021-03-18T10:38:11-07:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Legends, Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary, The Black Series|Tags: |

2021 TVC March Madness has begun!

Our friends at @SWTVC are currently running a March Madness bracket for The Vintage Collection line. Make sure to get in on the fun by voting each day of the month! By Finndor Moon 2021 TVC March Madness has begun!  Let's tell Hasbro what we want to see in The Vintage Collection. Throughout January, fans submitted their picks for their top 25 most-wanted all-new Vintage Collection figures to the @SWTVC page on Instagram and the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Facebook group. After tallying over 700 characters submitted, the top 64 were determined and seeded into this March Madness bracket.  All 64 are amazing choices that Hasbro needs to get into the line, but who should be first?  You can download a high-res version at [...]

By |2021-03-10T11:19:52-08:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: , |

Hasbro Pulse UK Launches

Hasbro has shared some exciting news with us that Hasbro Pulse has officially launched in the UK. The Hasbro retailer website has up until now only been offered in parts of North America. We have the official press release below: HASBRO LAUNCHES “HASBRO PULSE” - THE ACCLAIMED DIRECT TO CONSUMER FAN DESTINATION IN THE UK Today, Hasbro Pulse launches in the UK, with plans to continue the platform’s rollout to other European markets. PAWTUCKET, RI – March 10, 2021 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has announced that the successful online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, which has previously only been available to consumers in the United States and Canada, will now officially launch a second site dedicated to consumers based in the UK. Hasbro Pulse [...]

By |2021-03-10T10:31:49-08:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hasbro Pulse|Tags: , |

Imperial Rocket Trooper Press Release

In a surprise Thursday reveal, Hasbro Pulse's Instagram account announced the next figure in GameStop's ongoing Gaming Greats line of Black Series figures. The Imperial Rocket Trooper is a repaint of the Imperial Jumptrooper figure which was featured in Star Wars: Rebels a released a few years ago. This deco of course has its origin in Battlefront II and is, like all TBS Gaming Greats, exclusive to the video game retailer. Hasbro has provided us the official press release and images which you can find below! STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH IMPERIAL ROCKET TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2021) Fans and collectors can imagine exciting moments from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: [...]

By |2021-03-04T19:35:38-08:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series|Tags: |

Toy Anxiety: The State of Star Wars Toy Collecting

Jake once again had the absolute pleasure of appearing on the YouTube show and podcast Toy Anxiety hosted by fellow collectors Craig Goldberg, Abigail Gardner, Jacob Walsh, and Ryan Doell. With the hobby falling upon hard times for folks headed to the toy aisle these days, the hosts discuss the state of collecting, Toys R Us in its heyday, and some of the reveals from last week's Star Wars Fan Celebration announcements from Hasbro. Tune in and subscribe to Yes Have Some and Toy Anxiety to never miss out on the fun! The week, the gang is joined by Jake Stevens of From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com to talk about the current state of Star Wars toy collecting! Toy Anxiety LIVE! -2/24 #ghostbusters​​ #starwars​​ [...]

By |2021-03-01T22:05:31-08:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

More Fan Celebration Reveals

This past week Hasbro continued their Fan Celebration reveals by showing off the next member of The Bad Batch and two all-new Vintage Collection sculpts. Last Thursday, Wrecker was announced to be joining his clone brothers from the upcoming animated series which were revealed a few months ago. The next day on Friday, IG-11 from The Mandalorian and Bespin Lando Calrissian were finally shown off. Both of these figures were part of the pipeline reveals made a few weeks ago during Hasbro's last LiveStream event of 2021. Wrecker was made available for pre-order this past Friday but both TVC figures will be put up for presale in the future. Hasbro has provided us with their official press release information and photos. STAR WARS: THE BLACK [...]

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