Bill, Chris, and Larry are back again to announce the official RetroZap Discord server, share some personal wish lists, chat about Star Wars Celebration, and cover plenty of action figure news. They also review the first two versions of SH Figuarts Captain America.
This week Bill, Chris, and Larry announce the new RetroZap Discord server, a place for all fans of RetroZap to gather and socialize. The hosts list the top three properties they would want to see produced as premium six inch action figure lines. In the news, Star Wars Celebration 2019 has officially been announced, Black Series Gamorrean Guards are starting to appear in the wild, SHF Infinity War Captain America has been updated with a new accessory, and Hot Toys Return of the Jedi Luke has released in Hong Kong. The episode 39 feature figure is SH Figuarts Captain America (both versions).
DorkLair #39: Avenger (SH Figuarts Captain America)
In episode thirty-nine, Bill, Chris, and Larry announce the new RetroZap Discord server, with a launch date of Monday May 21. They present the top three properties they want to see turned into premium six inch action figure lines. Listeners are encouraged to come up with their own lists and email the show at [email protected] or call 413-337-1138 to share. Star Wars Celebration 2019 will take place in Chicago next April, and the hosts contemplate whether or not they will be able to attend. In the news, reviews are beginning to surface for The Black Series Gamorrean Guard, sure to be a collector favorite. Tamashii Nations has revealed an additional accessory that will now come with the SH Figuarts Infinity War Captain America figure. And the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Return of the Jedi version has released in Hong Kong, so expect that here in the U.S. soon. The feature figure this week is SH Figuarts Captain America, both the Age of Ultron version and the : Civil War version. Hear 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.