Bill covers a bunch of SDCC news from Hasbro, Mezco, Hot Toys, QMX, Mondo, and more while Larry reviews the SH Figuarts Thanos.
Bill announces the winner of the anniversary giveaway and gets into a bunch of action figure news provided by Chris’s excellent photo coverage of all the SDCC displays. Mezco announced a few new One:12 Collective figures, Hot Toys had a slew of new Star Wars figures, QMX showed a bunch of new Star Trek figures, and Mondo showed more of their 12″ line. The Hasbro Star Wars panel was streamed live by Star Wars Action News, and Bill presents a recap of all their reveals. Larry gives a solo review of the SH Figuarts Thanos figure.
DorkLair #48: Mad Titan (SH Figuarts Thanos)
In episode forty-eight, the hosts are still continuing their very active summers, and are apart once again. Chris was at SDCC for the Thursday festivities helming the DorkLair Instagram account to share dozens of photos from all the gorgeous displays. Bill announces the winner of the one year anniversary Mace Windu Instagram giveaway; if you are the winner, be sure to message the DorkLair Instagram.
In the news:
- Hasbro Star Wars
- Thu: Nothing that hadn’t really been previously teased or announced
- Fri: Hasbro Panel recap (Livestreamed by Star Wars Action News)
- Hot Toys
- QMX 1/6
- Hasbro Star Wars
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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.