DorkLair #37: Master of Evil (SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH)

by DorkLair

Bill, Chris, and Larry recap some action figure news including SH Figuarts, Mythic Legions, and Mezco One:12, then review the SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH version.

This week Bill, Chris, and Larry share their reactions to Avengers: Infinity War followed by this week’s action figure news. Official promo pics of the Tamashii Comic Con exclusives include specially colored C-3PO and Iron Man figures. Four Horsmen Studios have an in stock sale coming up for their Mythic Legions Coliseum wave. And Mezco pulled out all the stops for Batman Day 2018. The episode 37 feature figure is SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH.

DorkLair #37: Master of Evil (SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH)


In episode thirty-seven, the hosts share their favorite highlights from the past week’s collecting news. Tamashii Web exclusive Luke Skywalker (TLJ) now has a release date of May 16. Toyark shared official promo photos for two of the Tamashii Comic Con exclusives: SH Figuarts C-3PO (TFA) and Iron Man (Stealth Armor). In stock sale for the Mythic Legions Coliseum wave will begin on Wednesday May 9 at 3pm EST, but these will sell out quick so act fast if you want any of them. Lastly, Mezco delivered a swarm of One:12 announcements in celebration of Batman Day 2018. Due in early 2019, the regular release Batman Sovereign Knight is now up for pre-order. Newly revealed Mezco Direct Exclusive Catwoman (Purple Suit Version) was extremely limited, selling out in under three hours. Additionally, Mezco teased a Commissioner Gordon and also Batmobile. Email the show at 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 Darth Vader ANH. Hear Bill, Chris, and Larry’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.

DorkLair #37: Master of Evil (SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH)

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