DorkLair #83: T’Challa (Mezco Black Panther)

by DorkLair

This Bill discusses his recent pickups, shares collecting news, and reviews the Mezco Black Panther One:12 Collective.

Bill recaps the latest toy news including Star Wars, Action Force, and more. The review figure this week is Mezco Black Panther.

In episode eighty-three, Bill is on his own, but Chris and Larry will be back soon enough. Check out the DorkLair YouTube channel for part two of Bill’s video miniseries on the Bandai 1/12 Model Kits. News this week includes The Barge, Hot Toys, Acid Rain, Action Force, and more. “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

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 Mezco Black Panther One:12 Collective. Hear Bill’s review on the latest episode of the DorkLair. And head over to the DorkLair YouTube channel for more action figure reviews.

Other Links

RetroZap Discord server

DorkLair T-shirts

DorkLair Podcast Faceboook Group

DorkLair’s Mezco One:12 Collective Checklist

Feel free to copy, comment on, or share Bill’s SH Figuarts spreadsheet.

The Tamashii Nations Star Wars reference page.

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DorkLair theme music is by Luke Schreiber aka LukeSells.

Connect with the Hosts

Bill: @LostStarWars | Chris: @DukeFett | Larry: @tarheel_prime

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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 #83: T’Challa (Mezco Black Panther)

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