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DorkLair

The DorkLair is a Star Wars collecting podcast with emphasis on SH Figuarts and other import Star Wars action figures. Host Bill Drewnowski has been collecting and following Star Wars SH Figuarts since 2015 when the line first began, and it is the 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 Star Wars collecting community who share varying levels of interest in SH Figuarts and imports in general.

Bill and guests sit down each week with figure in hand with 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. Often 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.

The Playlist

Select Episodes

DorkLair #128: E.D.I.T.H. (Mezco Far From Home Spider-Man)

DorkLair discuss Age of Mecha, Mandalorian, Batman, and Mythic Legions

DorkLair #127: Prince Dargon (Zica Toys Sectaurs)

DorkLair welcome Randy, owner of Nerd Out Toys and host of the KnerdOut YouTube show

DorkLair #125: Toy Fair Take 2 (Mondo Mer-Man Sixth Scale)

DorkLair discuss the news coming out of NY Toy Fair 2020

DorkLair #124: TFNY (Coverage of Toy Fair New York 2020)

DorkLair discuss the news coming out of NY Toy Fair 2020

DorkLair #123: King Arthur (Mezco Aquaman – One:12 Collective)

DorkLair discuss the latest toy and merchandising news

DorkLair #122: Sarge (Transformers Masterpiece MP-47 Hound)

DorkLair discuss the latest toy and merchandising news

DorkLair #121: William Stout (Super7 He-Man and Skeletor)

DorkLair discuss the latest toy and merchandising news

DorkLair #120: Barbaric (Mythic Legions Cassia)

DorkLair discuss the latest toy and merchandising news

DorkLair #119: Light the Fire (S.H. Figuarts Crait Luke)

DorkLair discuss their favorite figures of 2019 in a variety of categories

DorkLair #118: New Jacket (S.H. Figuarts Han Solo TFA)

DorkLair review season one of The Mandalorian and more

DorkLair #117: Age of Skywalker (S.H. Figuarts Kylo Ren)

DorkLair talks a spoiler free reaction to The Rise of Skywalker

DorkLair #116: Dawn of Skywalker (S.H. Figuarts Rey and D-O)

DorkLair talks about toys and collecting

DorkLair #115: The Rise of Skywalker (S.H. Figuarts Sith Trooper)

DorkLair talks about toys and collecting

DorkLair #114: D-Con (The Black Series Mandalorian)

DorkLair talks about toys and collecting

DorkLair #113: Ogre (Mythic Legions Kkurzog)

DorkLair's talk about toys and collecting

DorkLair #112: Matteman (Mezco NYCC Batman Sovereign Knight)

DorkLair's talk about toys and collecting

DorkLair #111: The Destroyer (Mythic Legions Deltigar)

DorkLair's talk about toys and collecting

DorkLair #109: Scott Summers (Mezco Cyclops)

DorkLair's talk about all things toys

DorkLair #108: More Machine than Man (HyperReal Darth Vader)

DorkLair's talk about all things toys

DorkLair #107: Caped Crusader (Mezco PX Sovereign Knight Batman)

DorkLair's talk about all things toys

DorkLair #106: Grand Master (SH Figuarts Yoda)

DorkLair's talk about all things toys

DorkLair #105: Blood Armor (Mythic Legions Vorgus Vermillius)

DorkLair's talk The Black Series, SH Figuarts, Mondo, Hot Toys, and more

DorkLair #104: Bat Signal (Mezco Commissioner Gordon)

DorkLair's talk Star Wars, Marvel, MOTU, and more

DorkLair #103: Berserker (Mythic Legions Barbarian)

DorkLair's talk the news including Mezco, Super7, Mondo, and Mattel

DorkLair #102: Baba Yaga (MAFEX John Wick)

DorkLair's Larry records his thoughts on MAFEX John Wick from Medicom Toy

DorkLair #101: Come Here (Storm Collectibles Scorpion)

DorkLair record their thoughts on Storm Collectibles Scorpion from Mortal Kombat 3

DorkLair 100: The Roach (Mezco Gomez – Agent Edition)

DorkLair recap SDCC news and discuss the brand new pre-order wave of Mythic Legions called Arethyr

DorkLair 099: SDCC 2019 (Mezco Diabolik One:12 Collective)

DorkLair share all the SDCC 2019 news

DorkLair 098: Clown Prince of Crime (Mezco Joker One:12)

DorkLair speculate about San Diego Comic Con and what to expect for announcements and updates

DorkLair 097: I Love You 3000 (SH Figuarts Iron Man MK 85)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 096: Cat Man (Mythic Legions Cowarros)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 095: The Man Without Fear (Mezco Daredevil Vigilante)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 094: Worthy (SH Figuarts Captain America Endgame)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 093: Sovereign Knight (Mezco Batman)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 092: Rhodey (SH Figuarts War Machine)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 091: Tyranus (SH Figuarts Count Dooku)

DorkLair share a few recent additions to their collections

DorkLair 090: Xylona’s Flock (Mythic Legions Elf Legion Builder)

DorkLair review of this week's feature figure, Mythic Legions Elf Legion Builder.

DorkLair 089: Darth Tyranus (SH Figuarts Count Dooku)

DorkLair discuss Peter Mayhew's legacy and Count Dooku Figuarts

DorkLair 088: Carol Danvers (SH Figuarts Captain Marvel)

DorkLair discuss Avengers: Endgame, GoT and more

DorkLair 087: Onyx (Mezco Sovereign Knight Batman Exclusive)

DorkLair discuss the news from Chicago

DorkLair 086: Beastmode (Masterpiece Transformers MP-43 Megatron)

DorkLair discuss the latest action figure news

DorkLair 085: God of Thunder (SH Figuarts Thor – Infinity War)

DorkLair discuss the latest action figure news

DorkLair 084: Amazing (MAFEX Comic Spider-Man)

DorkLair discuss the latest action figure news

DorkLair 083: T’Challa (Mezco Black Panther)

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 082: Batfleck (Mezco Tactical Suit Batman)

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 081: General (SH Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi RotS)

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 080: Slytherer (Mythic Legions Gryshaa)

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 079: Toy Fair

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 078: Red 5 (The Black Series Archive Luke)

DorkLair discuss the latest figuarts news

DorkLair 077: Hope (SH Figuarts Wasp)

DorkLair share their latest purchases

DorkLair 076: The Sailor Man (Mezco Popeye Deluxe)

DorkLair share their latest purchases

DorkLair 075: The Tank (SH Figuarts Hulkbuster)

DorkLair release their latest show

DorkLair 074: Payback (The Black Series Dengar)

DorkLair discuss listener feedback

DorkLair 073: Underoos (Mezco Spider-Man Homemade Suit)

DorkLair discuss Black Series, Hot Toys and more

DorkLair 072: Special Ops (Mezco Punisher)

DorkLair discuss 2019 hopes and releases

DorkLair 071: Armor Spider-Man (SH Figuarts Iron Spider)

DorkLair discuss 2019 wishlists

DorkLair 070: Senator (SH Figuarts Leia)

DorkLair discuss 2019 wishlists

DorkLair 069: Protégé (Mezco Batman Beyond)

DorkLair share their thoughts on the latest collecting news.

DorkLair 068: Grunt (SH Figuarts Stormtrooper)

DorkLair share their thoughts on the latest collecting news.

DorkLair 067: World Breaker (SH Figuarts Hulk)

DorkLair share their thoughts on the latest collecting news.

DorkLair 066: The Uncanny One (The Black Series Zuckuss)

DorkLair share their thoughts on the latest collecting news.

DorkLair 065: Arsenal (Mezco Iron Man Model 42)

DorkLair share their thoughts on Stan Lee

DorkLair 064: Goblin Assassin (Mythic Legions Knubnik)

DorkLair discuss the Cassian TV show news

DorkLair 063: Nanotech (SH Figuarts Iron Man Mk 50)

DorkLair discuss the prequel love coming from Hasbro

DorkLair 062: Disguise (Bandai Han Solo 1:12 Model kit)

DorkLair return with an interview with Rian Johnson

DorkLair 061: King (SH Figuarts Black Panther)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast to discuss action figure pick-ups

DorkLair 060: Sith Lord (SH Figuarts Anakin)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast to discuss NYCC reveals

DorkLair 059: Maximilian (Black Series General Veers)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast to discuss NYCC reveals

DorkLair 058: Heavy Blade (SH Figuarts Praetorian Guard)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 057: Live Long and Prosper (Mezco Spock)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 056: Regiment (SH Figuarts Clone Captain)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 055: Transformers MP-41 (Masterpiece Dinobot)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 054: Pig-lizard (The Black Series Gamorrean Guard)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 053: Wasteland (Mezco Knightmare Batman)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 052: Secret Agent (SH Figuarts Black Widow)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 051: Turtle Power (NECA TMNT)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 050: Chewie (SH Figuarts Chewbacca – Solo)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 049: Webhead (Mezco One:12 Spider-Man)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 048: Mad Titan (SH Figuarts Thanos)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 047: Grime (SH Figuarts Mimban Stormtrooper)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair #046: Old Ben (SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 045: Bones (SH Figuarts Battle Droid AotC)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 044: Bowslinger (SH Figuarts Hawkeye)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 043: Nines (SH Figuarts First Order Riot Trooper)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast.

DorkLair 042: Iron Man (SH Figuarts Tony Stark)

DorkLair return with their latest podcast

DorkLair 041: Gladiator

DorkLair return with their latest podcast

DorkLair 040: Hermit (SH Figuarts Luke TLJ)

DorkLair discuss the success of the Retrozap discord server

DorkLair 039: Avenger (SH Figuarts Captain America)

DorkLair looks at wishlists for premium 6 inch action figures

DorkLair 038: Bloodfin (SH Figuarts Sith Speeder)

DorkLair is back with a look at the weeks collecting news.

DorkLair #37: Master of Evil (SH Figuarts Darth Vader ANH)

DorkLair is back with a look at the weeks collecting news.

DorkLair #36: Wizard (SH Figuarts Doctor Strange)

DorkLair returns with a look at the latest releases.

DorkLair #35: Ascending Knight (Mezco One:12 Batman)

Episode 35 of DorkLair arrives with all the latest collecting news.

DorkLair #34: Knighthood (SH Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi AotC)

Episode thirty-four of DorkLair looks at Wookiee Weekend, Tamashii Nations, Figurarts and more.

DorkLair #33: Invincible (SH Figuarts Iron Man MK-III)

DorkLair #33 takes a look at the SH Figuarts Marvel line, the ANH Vader and more.

DorkLair #32: Blackhole (SH Figuarts Shadow Trooper)

DorkLair episode 32 looks at all the latest collecting news.

DorkLair #31: Bounty Hunter (MAFEX Boba Fett – ESB)

DorkLair episode 31 looks at all the latest news.

DorkLair 030: Unmasked (SH Figuarts Kylo Ren)

DorkLair returns for episode 30 and a look at Toys R Us and the Figuarts Kylo Ren.

DorkLair #29: Cyborg (Bandai General Grievous Plastic Model Kit)

DorkLair is back to discuss, amongst other things, Bandai's 1:12 scale plastic model kits.

DorkLair #28: Phase I (SH Figuarts Clone Trooper – AotC)

DorkLair is back for its 28th episode looking at the SH Figuarts Clone Trooper from Attack of the Clones.

DorkLair #27: Biker Scout (SH Figuarts Scout Trooper)

DorkLair 27 takes a look at the Figuarts Scout Trooper.

Discover More About The Makers

Part of Retrozap, comes The Dorklair Podcast.

Are you ready to take your collection beyond the standard figures you find at the store? Looking to find those signature pieces for a focal point for your collection? Ready to step into a larger world of action figures, but not ready to break the bank? Welcome to the DorkLair, your home base for action figure talk and more.

Currently reviewing SH Figuarts, Mezco, Mafex and much more, host Bill Drewnowski (The Trade Federation, Photographic Plastic) takes you through not only the details of each figure, but the best places to purchase hard-to-find imports along with strategies to build a collection premium collection.

Even if you’re not currently collecting these figures, you’ll want to subscribe to this podcast, as Bill and friends brings you tips and strategies to make you a smarter, more effective collector that gets the best value from each acquisition.

Bill and guests sit down each week with figure in hand with the mission to appreciate the simple style and heroic action of these creations, one figure per episode. They take a look at all the hits and misses in each line, including honest criticism and which figures to skip completely. Often there is opportunity for comparison between other lines in similar scale including Hasbro’s The Black Series, Medicom’s MAFEX lines, Marvel Legends and more.

In addition to the feature figure, Bill and guests cover announcements, pre-orders, exclusives, new releases, collecting tips, and hunting strategies. From casual collectors looking to learn about higher-end figures for the first time, to SH Figuarts completionists seeking in-depth talk about their favorite releases, the DorkLair is a perfect place to enjoy collecting.

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