This week the hosts dive deep into all the Toy Fair news, and review the SH Figuarts C-3PO from The Force Awakens.
The DorkLair hosts run a marathon of news, recapping a ton of stuff that came out of Toy Fair New York 2019. The news includes everything from Hasbro to Mezco and beyond. The review figure this week is the SH Figuarts C-3PO from The Force Awakens.
In episode seventy-nine, the hosts jump right into the news this week because the list is long coming off of all the Toy Fair reveals and announcements. Check out the DorkLair YouTube channel for a video review of Bill’s OldBoy/Harker custom SH Figuarts Classic Hulk. See below for the massive list of news items. “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
Toy Fair News
- Nothing new, but Nanjin on Sideshow Freaks says more TNG is coming.
- Diamond Select Toys
- DC Multiverse will span comics, TV, Movies and will feature the new articulation found in their Fortnite figures
- DC: Wonder Woman
- DC: Aquaman (catalog)
- DC: Harley Quinn
- DC: 1989 Batman
- Marvel: Blade (TF Exclusive version)
- Marvel: MCU Captain Marvel
- Marvel: Moon Knight (catalog)
- Marvel: Gambit (catalog tease)
- Other: Gomez (TF Exclusive)
- Other: They Live
- Other: 2019 Hellboy
- Other: 2017 Pennywise
- Pulse Premium
- New news on the Black Series Subscription service
- HyperReal / 80-50 / 1:9 scale – Luke 7.4” Vader 8.8 metal skeleton
- Celebration Black Series TPM/PotF cardback
- TVC Skiff, threepack, and TVC Jabba’s Palace Adventure set
- Retro Line Target plus board game exclusive Tarkin
- Other Toy Fair news?
- Other 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] with chat topics and news you’d like the hosts to discuss. The feature figure this week is the SH Figuarts C-3PO from The Force Awakens. 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.