DorkLair #43: Nines (SH Figuarts Riot Trooper)

by DorkLair

Bill, Chris, and Larry celebrate the one year anniversary of the DorkLair, share some action figure news, and review the SH Figuarts Riot Trooper.

The DorkLair Collecting Podcast is now one year old! The hosts look back at year one and ahead at what’s to come. In the news, Michael Pasquale’s art book Kickstarter campaign is under way, Hasbro announced a few more San Deigo Comic Con exclusives, Mezco’s SDCC Batman Beyond went up for pre-order, a new company is making a 1:12 scale premium T-800, Tamashii Comic Con exclusives are up on the Tamashii Web store, and QMX celebrates Picard Day. The episode 43 spotlight is on the SH Figuarts Riot Trooper.

DorkLair #43: Nines (SH Figuarts Riot Trooper)


In episode forty-three, the hosts discuss the origins of the DorkLair, their first experiences with it, as well as podcast’s future possibilities. Thanks to all the listeners for joining us each week. Conversation then moves to a review of the Transformers episode of the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us.

In the news:

Come hang out with the DorkLair hosts and listeners in the RetroZap Discord server, and get up-to-the-minute action figure news and drama-free collecting chat. 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 the SH Figuarts Riot Trooper. Hear Bill, Chris, and Larry’s detailed review of the figure on the latest episode of the DorkLair!

Other Links

RetroZap Discord server

DorkLair Podcast Faceboook Group

DorkLair’s Mezco One:12 Collective Checklist

Brick City Blockade Star Wars SH Figuarts reviews.

Feel free to copy, comment on, or share Bill’s SH Figuarts spreadsheet.

The Tamashii Nations Star Wars reference page.

DorkLair logo created by the talented James Volpe aka Jimmy the Ska Geek.

DorkLair theme music is by Luke Schreiber aka LukeSells.

Connect with the Hosts

Bill: @LostStarWars | Chris: @DukeFett | Larry: @Larry.Waters.056 

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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 #43: Nines (SH Figuarts Riot Trooper)

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