Bill and Bryan discuss their own dork lairs, TVC hitting shelves, Hot Toys Obi-Wan, Haslab Sail Barge updates, and the Mezco One:12 Stealth Iron Man, then review the SH Figuarts Shadow Trooper.
This week Bill and Bryan share updates on their collections and displays as they discuss their dork lairs. While in the news The Vintage Collection is starting to hit shelves, Hot Toys announced Obi-Wan Kenobi from RotS, the Haslab Sail Barge is on the brink of being funded, and Mezco has put Stealth Iron Man up for pre-order. The episode 32 feature figure is SH Figuarts Shadow Trooper.
DorkLair #32: Blackhole (SH Figuarts Shadow Trooper)
In episode thirty-two, Bryan returns for a visit in the DorkLair to talk about dork lairs in general including storage, display, organization, and curation. Find out how the hosts manage their own collecting spaces. Wave one of Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection is already hitting stores. The Haslab Sail Barge is really moving now, with full funding seemingly inevitable at this point. Collectors can now recreate the ANH chasm swing with GTP Toys’ new Spacewalls Doorway diorama. Hot Toys announced their latest Star Wars figure, 1:6 scale Movie Masterpiece Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith. And Mezco’s One:12 Collective Stealth Armor Iron Man is now available fro pre-order. Email the show at [email protected] or call 413-337-1138 with chat topics and news you’d like the hosts to discuss. The feature figure this week is SH Figuarts Shadow Trooper. Hear Bryan and Bill’s impressions on the latest episode of the DorkLair!
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The DorkLair is a collecting podcast with emphasis on premium action figures. Host Bill Drewnowski has been collecting and following Star Wars SH Figuarts since 2015 when the line first began. Therefore it is a primary focus of his Star Wars collection. In each episode, Bill features one figure from his hobby room, the DorkLair, for discussion, review, and recommendation. Guests include members of the collecting community who share varying levels of interest in premium and import action figures.
Bill and guests sit down each week with figure in hand and the mission to appreciate the simple style and heroic action of the Star Wars SH Figuarts line in its entirety, one figure per episode. The DorkLair takes a look at all the hits and misses in the line, including honest criticism and which figures to skip completely. Meanwhile there is opportunity for comparison between other lines in similar scale including Hasbro’s The Black Series and Medicom’s MAFEX lines.
In addition to the feature figure, Bill and guests cover announcements, pre-orders, exclusives, new releases, collecting tips, and hunting strategies. From casual Black Series collectors looking to learn about imports for the first time, to SH Figuarts completionists seeking in-depth talk about their favorite releases, the DorkLair is a perfect place to enjoy import collecting.