DorkLair #59: Maximilian (Black Series General Veers)

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The DorkLair hosts recap some NYCC news from Hasbro to Hot Toys, and review the Walgreens exclusive Black Series General Veers.

This week on the DorkLair: Felix Solis reports from New York Comic Con, recapping the hunt, the lines, frenzy, the…relaxing model building? And Nick Hill joins in for this weeks review. The hosts recap tons of great NYCC news including The Mandalorian and a slew of action figure news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, and more. Master of the Hunt has a few tips in a truncated segment to make way for the convention news. In this week’s feature, the hosts review the Walgreens exclusive Black Series General Veers.


In episode fifty-nine, Chris and Larry couldn’t make it this week, so Bill welcomes guest hosts Felix Solis and Nick Hill to chat about New York Comic Con. Felix was there and shares his experience of long lines, big sights, Funko bouncers, and a genius convention marketing move by Bluefin to help promote the Bandai model kits. Following the news, listeners share their NYCC favorite reveals via the DorkLair Instagram chat. Don’t forget that the DorkLair t-shirts are available, get yours now. “Master of the Hunt” is back to help collectors keep track of bargains, releases, restocks, and buy-nows. Follow the DorkLair Instagram for more weekly questions to connect with the show.

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 the Walgreens exclusive Black Series General Veers. Hear the hosts review 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.

DorkLair #59: Maximilian (Black Series General Veers)

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