Bill and Chris review a bit of the history of the Mezco One:12 Collective action figure line, then review the Batman Ascending Knight.
This week Bill and Chris present the very first Mezco-centered DorkLair episode. They look back at the history of the line, and where it might be going in the future. In the news Solo Black Series wave two is hitting Target, some reviews are up for the new astromech three pack, Mezco Blade is up for pre-order, and Mythic Legions announced some 2018 convention exclusives. The episode 35 feature figure is Mezco One:12 Batman Ascending Knight.
DorkLair #35: Ascending Knight (Mezco One:12 Batman)
In episode thirty-five, Bill and Chris share some news including an update on the Black Series Astromech three pack (review on Fantha Tracks), store report on wave two of the Solo Black Series figures, pre-orders for the Bandai Movie Realization Samurai Snowtrooper, and Mezco One:12 Blade. If you’re interested in the One:12 Collective, join the Mezco Discord server for chat, news, deals, and trades. Following the news, Bill and Chris dig back into some of the history of the One:12 line, and speculate a bit about its future. Explore the line even further by visiting RetroZap’s Mezco One:12 Checklist. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-337-1138 with chat topics and news you’d like the hosts to discuss. The feature figure this week is Mezco One:12 Batman Ascending Knight. Hear Bill’s impressions and Chris’s reactions 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.