This week the hosts share recent pickups, discuss collecting news and tips, and review The Black Series Archive Luke Skywalker.
The DorkLair hosts update each other on their recent hauls. They take a look at the latest action figure news including MAFEX, Masterpiece Transformers, Toy Fair, and more. Bill goes over some tips and recommendations in his weekly Master of the Hunt. The review figure this week is The Black Series Archive Luke Skywalker X-Wing pilot.
In episode seventy-eight, Larry’s organizing his Transformers collection. And Bill’s Figuarts Hulk has arrived along with a pair of Harker custom pants to go with it. Check out the DorkLair YouTube channel for a video review of the OldBoy/Figureworks “Bob the Hunter” custom head for the MAFEX Boba Fett. Additionally, Transformers, X-Men, and Star Wars, along with a bunch of last minute pre-Toy Fair announcements are in the collecting news. “Master of the Hunt” will help collectors keep track of bargains, releases, restocks, and buy-nows. Don’t forget to pick up your DorkLair t-shirt, available on TeePublic. Follow the DorkLair Instagram for more weekly questions to connect with the show.
In the News
- MAFEX Cyclops tease at wonder fest
- MP- Bumblebee Pre-order
- McFarlane gets DC Comics license for collectible figures.
- Diamond Select Toys buys Gentle Giant assets
- Hot Toys Cody
- Toyark: NECA Target Cartoon TMNT 2 packs
- Triple Force Friday
- TFW2005: Netflix Transformers War for Cybertron
- ToyArk: DC Prime
- Yakface: HyperReal on Brickseek
- Hasbro Pulse new retail site
- Hasbro Pulse Premium
- Black Series Subscription servic
- Yakface: Star Wars Retro Line
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 Black Series Archive Luke Skywalker X-Wing pilot. Hear Bill and Larry’s review on the latest episode of the DorkLair. And head over to the DorkLair YouTube channel for more action figure reviews.
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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.