DorkLair #46: Old Ben (SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi)

by DorkLair

Bill, Chris, and Larry celebrate the 4th of July, share some action figure news, and review the SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi.

The hosts briefly share their Independence Day activities before jumping right into the news. Hot Toys announced two more SDCC exclusives. Sideshow teased a new sixth scale Yoda. The MOTUC Laughing Prince Adam receives a wide release online. Transformers Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron tops $300. Voltron now exists in LEGO form. Great Twins updates their T-800. And you can now get a replica of the Jurassic Park Barbasol can. Don’t forget to enter the @thedorklair Instagram giveaway. The episode 46 spotlight is on SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi.

DorkLair #46: Old Ben (SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi)


In episode forty-six, the hosts begin with some 4th of July chat. It’s Larry’s turn to get on the collecting soapbox, with a message for the nitpickers and whiners (HINT: unplug for a bit). This is the last week of the DorkLair Instagram giveaway, so head over to @thedorklair to get your entry in by July 15th!

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 [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 Ben Kenobi. Hear Bill an, Chris, and Larry’s 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 year one logo created James Volpe aka Jimmy the Ska Geek.

DorkLair year two logo created by Mike Uziel @MikeUziel.

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 #46: Old Ben (SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi)

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