Bill and Larry discuss the details of the DorkLair giveaway, share some action figure news, and review the SH Figuarts Battle Droid AotC.
The hosts chat it up about summer, new pickups, Michael Pasquale’s Kickstarter, and @thedorklair Instagram giveaway. In the news, Hot Toys revealed SDCC exclusive Anakin and Iron Man, a new Figuarts Hulk is on the way, Mezco has a new Punisher, and MAFEX Iron Spider is looking good. The episode 45 spotlight is on SH Figuarts Battle Droid AotC.
DorkLair #45: Bones (SH Figuarts Battle Droid AotC)
In episode forty-five, the hosts begin with some summertime chat. Bill’s teaching year is over and freedom is here. The DorkLair is running an Instagram giveaway; enter to win an SH Figuarts Mace Windu. Big shoutout to QMX for helping Bill fix an issue with his 1:6 scale Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Michael Pasquale’s art book Kickstarter is ending on the Fourth of July, so head on over there to back it before it’s too late!
In the news:
- Hot Toys SDCC Anakin Skywalker (Dark Side)
- Hot Toys SDCC Neon Tech Iron Man
- Figuarts Infinity War Hulk
- Mezco 7” King Kong
- Mezco One12 Collective SDCC Punisher Special Ops
- Mafex Infinity War Iron Spider
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 [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 Battle Droid AotC. Hear Bill and Larry’s update review of the figure 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.