THE SANDCRAWLER #70 - MARPHALUMP

-MARCH 14, 2019

After a couple of shows featuring guest Star Wars collectors we thought it was time to catch up on what we’ve been up to in our Star Wars collecting.  And we had detailed show notes, very organized. But then it happened….Marphalump.  Who is Marphalump? He’s an amazing creation from the Phantom Menace Pepsi Can promotion from back in 1999.  Watch this video and have your memory jogged. We’re still reeling from it.  There’s actually a short documentary on the entire promotion that aired at the same time. Seeing is believing. Here’s the purchase that Dan made that sent us down this rabbit hole.

We finally get back on track and discuss Hasbro’s recent fan poll to pick the next Black Series figure from Empire Strikes Back. 

Next, Dan talks about how he has found a unique side to collecting the Power of the Force line and we get into a discussion about focusing on what you love and how much more rewarding collecting is when that’s the focus.  This turns in to a discussion on not being able to display a figure without an accurate accessory. GAH!!!!

After over a year of waiting Hasbro’s Haslab Jabba’s Sail Barge has begun showing up at collector’s doorsteps and we talk about how we feel about not ordering one.  If nothing else, it’s inspired us to take a closer look at our Jabba’s Palace, Barge and Skiff figures.   

Mac finally gets to talk about his trip to Walt Disney World last month and reports on Star Wars merchandise at the resort as well as some cool Star Wars themed attractions and shows. You can see photos of Launch Bay and Galaxy’s Edge on our Facebook page.  He also talks about some cool interactions he and his family had with some awesome Disney Castmembers.  And the big question is finally answered: Did he come home with the Disney Parks Sandcrawler?  Listen and find out!

Head over to our YouTube page for a short video Mac shot while at Walt Disney World featuring Star Wars-themed entertainment.  Consider it a time capsule of that time BEFORE Galaxy’s Edge arrived at the Disney Parks.  

We’ve got a few new updates over at TheSandcrawler.net including new photos for PLAY OUTSIDE and our Collector’s Spotlight. If you have some awesome photos for either topic send them to sandcrawlerpodcast@gmail.com

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