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Smuggler’s Galaxy is a podcast dedicated to shipping you the latest news in Star Wars Universe. Join the conversation as hosts Glen Williams and co-host Jason Wasulko explore topics from vintage to modern collecting, TV shows, movies, and all points between. Smugglersgalaxy@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/smugglersgalaxy/support
 
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On this second part of our conversation with Jordan Ghastly, we discuss Hasbro’s Haslab program. Are the products offered on this pledge-campaign website really dream products for fans or are they to draw attention to Hasbro for free publicity? The conversation then transitions to the state of modern collecting by comparing Star Wars to Marvel, Tra…
 
Narayan Naik joins the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast this week to talk about his love of swag. Swag items include patches, buttons, bookmarks, coasters, bottle caps and so much more - anything released by LucasFilm to thousands of fan made items. Narayan shares why he loves swag so much and what makes a great item.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anc…
 
Dragon Con is the premiere convention in the metro Atlanta area, and after taking a year off from the pandemic, came back in 2021 with lighter crowds. Glen reports on his experience at Dragon Con 2021, before they debate the merits of Boba Fett. Is he an outstanding character or overrat--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to m…
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason welcome Alfonso Rivera, host of the Comic Elite Podcast. Alfonso grew up in Puerto Rico and talks about his experience seeing Star Wars on the big screen. Then they talk about his love of prop making, his collection of Mandalorian items, and so much more!--- This episode is sponsored by · A…
 
On this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, join hosts Glen and Jason as they travel to the home of Terry and Lisa Chandler, owners of the Hoth Rebel Base collection. Terry is a former marine and collector of everything Hoth! He even has a collection of variant Hoth rebel soldiers and explains why that particular figure means so much to him. …
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy Podcast, Glen and Jason are joined by Jordan Duncan, also known as Jordan Ghastly on YouTube, to discuss the new Galactic Starcruiser outside Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World. Disney has recently released the price of this 2-day themed hotel, and the trio discuss the pros and cons of staying in the resort, debat…
 
On this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason welcome David Sean to the podcast to talk about the origins of Star Wars collecting - the early bird set! In 1977, there were no toys on the shelves. Children were offered the promise that toys based on their favorite movie were in production and on their way. Listen in and learn more about t…
 
It’s a loose episode this week! Glen and Jason talk about the small bits of news and their epic pickups. Then they discuss how to give a tour of a collection to people with no knowledge of Star Wars without boring them! Join them on another Smuggler’s Galaxy Podcast! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. http…
 
Glen and Jason are back to their old routine this week and catch up after a few weeks of being away. Glen gives his perspective of the GASWC Summer Social and all the fun he had over the weekend. They also cover a few weeks of news and all the new reveals by Hasbro! Join us on Smuggler’s Galaxy for all things Star Wars! --- This episode is sponsore…
 
This week on the Smuggler's Galaxy Podcast, Jason is solo. As such, he's exploring the making of that movie, Solo a Star Wars Story, and discusses all the behind the scene drama that stopped the film in its tracks. Then he moves on to cover the most important aspect of Star Wars - the action figures Hasbro made to coincide with that film. Join him …
 
It’s the hang out episode! Glen and Jason get together (in person) to talk about the latest news and hang out for a bit. The conversation naturally flowed to theme parks in general, before focusing in on their favorite places at Galaxy’s Edge. Then the duo make a startling realization about the land dreamt up by the imagineers - but you’ll have to …
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason welcome Matthew Gunning, an avid Star Wars Lego collector and enthusiast. We discussed the history of Lego and how Star Wars helped revitalize the company, what makes a great set, favorite sets, and so much more. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/smugglersgalaxy) --- This episo…
 
Join Glen and Jason from the road as they make their way to JoeFest 2021. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code=USD) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/smugglersgalaxy/support…
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, we have a tough conversation. Recently in the Star Wars community, there has been discussion of elitist collectors, which has caused more riff in our beloved community. Glen and Jason take an honest look at our hobby, try to figure out why people feel this way, and propose ways to be more inclusive and op…
 
While Jason is away Glen will play. Glen goes live from the local toy swap this week. And interviews show attendees about their finds and how they are liking the show. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code=USD) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcas…
 
ustin Haynie and Jason “TK-Sparrow” Cain join us this week to talk selling toys. As owners of Atlanta Vintage Toys, they share insight on buying, selling and trading without a conventional store front. They also tell tales of the collections that got away! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8…
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy Podcast, it’s time to rank our favorite modern and vintage Star Wars action figures. Comment on your top five favorite action figures in the comments of our Facebook page! We will revisit this on an upcoming show. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code…
 
This week on the smugglers galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason discuss the latest news swirling around the Star Wars galaxy before dive into naming the eras of Star Wars action figure collecting. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code=USD) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easie…
 
The collecting scene has exploded and expanded during quarantine. Many of us have sold pieces of our collection because it seems to be the right time to do so. Now, imagine starting the process of opening a second hand toy store during that time! This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy, we talk to Chance from 2nd Chance Toys and Collectibles. Chance sha…
 
A new batch of shows have hit Disney+ (see what we did there?)! This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason give their first impressions of the newest Star Wars animated show, The Bad Batch, in addition to Biomes. They review the latest action figure news, Jason rants about Hasbro’s love for repacks, and they discuss their May 4th pi…
 
How much would it cost today to enter the vintage loose Star Wars market? This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason take an in-depth look at those prices today. From Amanaman to Zuckuss, They have the eBay prices you’re looking for. Also, they catch up on each other’s week and discuss their May the fourth plans. Support the show (h…
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen tells of his travel to the brightest center of the Star Wars collecting universe, Cincinnati! This town was the home to Kenner, manufacturer of the original line of Star Wars toys. He talks about all the shops he visited and the thing she saw along his journey. Then Glen and Jason jump into an ICCC d…
 
It’s the second part of the Star Wars Rebels extravaganza! On this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason discuss the best part of Star Wars Rebels - the collecting! They review current values of 3.75 action figures, Black Series, Funko pops and Lego sets related to Star Wars Rebels. Spoiler alert - Ahsoka items are not the most v…
 
It’s the Star Wars Rebels extravaganza! On this first part of a two part episode, Glen and Jason talk news and pick ups before diving into a Star Wars Rebels retrospective. This 2014-2018 show introduced us to a rag-tag family of Rebels desperately trying to free themselves from the oppression of the empire on the planet of Lothal. They talk about …
 
The Toy Show Strikes Back! This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy Podcast, Glen and Jason talk about their experience at the first post-COVID toy show, Toylanta. They talk about their experience shopping for toys, representing the GASWC, experiences on the panel, and the toy swap. As an added bonus, we’ve included the interview conducted by Jerry Hanco…
 
There is one area of Star Wars collecting that doesn’t get discussed enough – displaying our collection. We take years to buy and curate our collections, find one of a kind pieces, but some of us never never know how to present them in our own homes for fellow collectors and guests. This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason talk ab…
 
It’s prototype week on Smuggler’s Galaxy! Glen and Jason briefly go over how a prototype is made before diving into a discussion of their favorite prototypes, why they collect them, and what prototypes they’re hunting for. The duo cover the latest Star Wars news, answer their first listener question, and geek out over everything Star Wars! Listen i…
 
It was Shakespear who once said “To Grade or Not to Grade, that is the question.” On this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason dive into that question and try to provide answers. From U-Grade to preservation, they discuss why some items might be a good candidate for grading, the difference between some of the grading companies, …
 
Since the inception of the Vintage Collection and the Black Series, passionate fans have been hungry to collect each new figure. Though for newer collectors to the hobby, it’s a costly endeavor. On this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason dissect the state of modern Star Wars collecting and explore the insane prices some of the…
 
Which Star Wars movie is the best? Should they be ranked in terms of story, quality, special effects, or fond memories of watching them as a child for the first time? All are valid in the eye of the viewer, and on this episode of the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, Glen and Jason use an online quiz to help determine their favorites, from first place to …
 
With the abundance of Star Wars content available to us today it’s easy to overlook LucasFilm’s first attempt to expand the Star Wars universe. In 1984, coming off the achievement that was the Return of the Jedi, George Lucas released the first of two independent Ewok adventures. On this episode of Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason review the forgo…
 
Another casualty to COVID in 2020 was the Mecca of the Star Wars universe, the mass gathering known as Star Wars Celebration. On this #StarWarsPodcastDay, Glen and Jason share their fondest celebration memories. From swag to snaggletooth, they talk about the panels, collectibles, celebrities and room sales. they also share the latest rumors of the …
 
We might not have known it in 1977, but the Star Wars Saga had as much to say about family as it did about the force. The small band of rebels stuck on the Millennium Falcon as it was pulled into the Death Star were as much as a family as our own. And that bond between that band grew as the entire saga expanded. This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy p…
 
The toy show has always played an important role in expanding collections. From adding hard to find pieces and prototypes, to meeting new people and making friends, it’s a staple in the collecting culture. This week on Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason talk past experiences at toy shows and dream of a post-COVID world when it will be safe to attend…
 
Then in 1994, Galoob introduced their Star Wars line of Micro Machines, which was an expansive line that thrived longer than collectors realize. Jason gives an overview of the Micro Machine line, how it has evolved, the different sublines that were introduced, and explains why it’s one of his favorites. Glen and Jason also rant their (general) grie…
 
In 2019, Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios opened a themed land that captured the imagination of Star Wars fans and immersed them in that universe. But what fans received was only a small part of a promise Disney set out to fulfill. On this episode of Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason talk about what more they would like to see in the park, h…
 
It’s a 2020 in review extravaganza! For many of us 2020 was a dumpster fire, but for others, there was silver lining in the world of Star Wars. Glen and Jason have assembled an All-Star team to discuss their favorite aspects of the past year, some of the major events, deal or no deal, and what they are looking forward to in 2021. Guests include: Ju…
 
Spectacular speculation! This week, Glen and Jason talk about their Christmas pickups and how their collection expanded during the holidays. Then they talk about what they’d like to see on the upcoming Book of Boba Fett show through speculation and fanboy dreams. Finally, they close out by talking about what top five pieces they’re most grateful to…
 
This week on Smuggler’s Galaxy, the greatest episode of the Mandalorian has dropped and the boys briefly spin their wheels and discuss their latest pick ups and the news before getting to the important topic this week - Chapter 16 - the Rescue. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code=USD…
 
Guests! Live! Unedited!! After an amazing (and socially distant) GASWC meet up at Glen’s house, Glen and Jason complete their first podcast in the same room with each other. And as an added bonus, this is the raw audio file from that discussion - no editing this week! They talk about their white “wampa” gift exchange, pick-ups, new shows coming to …
 
This week on Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason talk about their pickups this week, a quick stop at a local toy show, the latest news, and there is a bunch to discuss, before jumping into a discussion about the latest, and maybe greatest?, episode of the Mandalorian, Chapter 14, The Tragedy. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…
 
This week on the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast, we waste little time talking about our pickups before cutting to the meat of this episode and digesting the lastest episode of the Mandalorian, Chapter 13, The Jedi. Glen and Jason speak very highly of this piece of work produced by a master storyteller, and speculate on the fate of some of the Star Wars …
 
On the Smuggler’s Galaxy podcast this week, Glen and Jason talk about their week, and Glen shares an extremely touching acquisition. Then they dive into the newest episode of the Mandalorian! This week’s episode is sponsored by blue cookies: Fresh cookies made from the milk of free range banthas. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/smugg…
 
This week the Smugglers talk about their pick ups, new announcements from Hasbro, rumors, one-of-a-kind finds, and breakdown the latest episode of the Mandalorian, Chapter 11, the Heiress. This exciting chapter of this Lucasfilm show brings to light new information about the Mandalorian’s and their current place in the universe. Support the show (h…
 
It was birthday week on Smuggler’s Galaxy! Glen and Jason both celebrated their birthdays this week and talk about what they got. Then they break down the latest episode of The Mandalorian, The Passenger. 1 Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/smugglersgalaxy) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. h…
 
This week on Smuggler’s Galaxy, Glen and Jason talk about Mando Monday and all the newly announced preorders that came along with it. Then they share their personal Star Wars stories - why they love the franchise, how they got into collecting, and the importance of a strong Star Wars community. Finally, they hold a spoiler-filled discussion about t…
 
Glen and Jason start this week by discussing the latest Star Wars items hitting store shelves before jumping into an in-depth discussion of the The Mandalorian's first season and why they love it. Speculation of season 2 is sprinkled throughout. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/smugglersgalaxy) --- This episode is sponsored by · Ancho…
 
Glen and Jason discuss the week’s latest Star Wars news, our pickups, rumors and provide a deep dive on Disney’s newest land, Galaxy’s Edge. We also discuss the experience pre-covid and post-covid! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=FGHW6CWKNPMZ8¤cy_code=USD) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: Th…
 
Justin and Glen welcome Star Wars artist Christian Waggoner. Known for his trademark reflection portraits, Christian's paintings have become fan favorites and fine art collectibles. He's known to draw quite the crowd at Star Wars Celebration and other popular cons. Christian talks about becoming a Star Wars artist, shares behind-the-scenes Celebrat…
 
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