Bill, Chris, and Larry are together again to celebrate the 50th episode, share some companies that the audience members are excited for, cover the week’s action figure news, and review SH Figuarts Chewbacca – Solo version.
In a milestone episode 50, Chris starts off with a little recap of some of his highlights from San Diego Comic Con, including a few companies he’s excited for after the event. The topic shifts over to audience favorites from the DorkLair Instagram community. In the news are some SH Figuarts, The Vintage Collection, Mezco, MAFEX, Revoltech, Mythic Legions, and more. In this week’s feature, Chris and Larry review the SH Figuarts Chewbacca – Solo version.
In episode fifty, Chris is back from Hawaii to share some of his SDCC experience, including some toy companies that have him excited for 2018-2019. This week’s Instagram question asked the DorkLair audience what are some of their favorite toy and collectibles companies. With dozens of replies the hosts present the highlights from that conversation. Follow the DorkLair Instagram for more weekly questions to engage with the show.
In the News
- SH Figuarts Princess Leia pre-order
- The Vintage Collection wave two pre-order
- Mezco One:12 Collective Netflix Daredevil pre-order. (Mon 10am)
- Mezco King Kong PX Exclusive
- MAFEX Venom, Deadpool, Gwenpool
- Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi Psylocke and Deathstroke revealed
- Transformers Masterpiece Hound revealed
- Mythic Legions Soul Spiller pre-order (ends Sept 12)
- Mythic Legions reveals (Vampire Brute, Arethyr)
- NECA at Target
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 Chewbacca – Solo version. Hear Chris and Larry’s review of the figure on the latest episode of the DorkLair!
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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.