The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast


Ep. 105: My Mother Was a Probe Droid

February 20, 2019

Star Wars Resistance is gonna bump into The Force Awakens any second, and there are SO MANY toys coming. Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? is filled with joy and lament. Is there going to be an intervention in anyone's future? Also, Valentine's Day scores!
  • We're gonna have a TRIPLE FORCE FRIDAY this year on October 4th. Episode IX, The Mandalorian, and Jedi: Fallen Order will all be represented. Get it? Triple?
  • The New York Toy Fair was a fountain of awesomeness. There are so many cool things on the way! There are a couple of Celebration-exclusive 20th Anniversary Black Series figures that are DOPE.
  • The Hasbro Toy Shop is now Hasbro Pulse. Pay a subscription price to get free shipping. What?
  • There's an 8" Hyperreal Darth Vader available for pre-order. It's only $10 per inch!
  • The Mandalorian and Episode IX have wrapped! We're getting close.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 16, The Core Problem, sets up Poe's mission to Jakku when he comes to pick up BB-8. It's a great balance of fun and seriousness. Just one more to go!
  • A handful of Episode IX spoiler-ish updates from Making Star Wars.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!
  • Eric calls the outro mashup Livin' on a Love Story. Check it out on YouTube right here. Give it a like and share it!
  • Don't forget about our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. This is the last week to enter. Check out this tweet for details.


WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

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