Studio Tour

Bringing you the best 3d representations of your favorite pop culture icons is hard work…and we love every minute of it!

Each piece we create represents months, sometimes years, of dedicated planning and production. In this series, we take you behind the scenes to visit the central hubs of our creative process. From our Sixth Scale articulated figures to life-sized statues, meet some of the uniquely talented artists that make it all possible. Whether you’re a long time fan or first time visitor, welcome to the Sideshow Studio Tour!

Message From The Creative Director
  • Watch Concept Corps video
    1Concept Corps
    Every journey begins with a single step, or an adventurous leap! Our process starts here, with research, concepts and designs.
  • Watch Waxworks video
    2Waxworks
    Working from the design concepts, our sculptors dig in and get their hands dirty. The Waxworks is where heroes and icons take form – literally!
  • Watch Mold Hold video
    3Mold Hold
    Double, double, toil and trouble! Duplicating original sculptures to create prototypes is achieved through the art of mold and cast.
  • Watch Paint video
    4Paint
    Next, our master painters use a variety of advanced techniques to bring sculpted figures to life with color, contrast, texture and special effects!
  • Watch Cut & Sew video
    5Cut & Sew
    Wardrobe! Our Cut & Sew experts pattern and tailor the perfect garments and accessories for our figures in every scale.
  • Watch Production video
    6Production
    After all of the finishing touches have been applied, the Production team shepherds the prototypes through the manufacturing process and into limited edition pieces.
  • Watch Photo Lab video
    7Photo Lab
    Lights, camera, action! In the Photo Lab, our photographers compose and deliver glamorous snapshots of the finished products.
  • Watch The Gad video
    8The Gad
    Presentation is everything! Last but not least, our Graphic Arts Department designs packaging to enhance the collector experience.

Artist Profiles

  • Joe Menna Artist Profile- Perseverance and Passion Get Results
    Joe Menna Artist Profile- Perseverance and Pa…

    Sideshow Artist Joe Menna has studied art with a passion to be the best since being treated for a life threatening disease as a young child. Check out his artist profile video to learn more about him.

  • Casey Love Artist Profile- Meet a Monster Maker
    Casey Love Artist Profile- Meet a Monster Maker

    Find out how making monsters made Casey Love into the artist he is today in this Sideshow Artist Profile in-depth video.

  • Meet Sideshow Sculptor Daniel Bel
    Meet Sideshow Sculptor Daniel Bel

    Meet Sideshow sculptor Daniel Bel, and learn about the challenges he has overcome in order to express his passions through art.

  • Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Artist Profile
    Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Artist Profile

    Learn why Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau creates digital art in our latest Artist Profile video.

  • Meet Sideshow Artist Walter O’Neal
    Meet Sideshow Artist Walter O’Neal

    Meet artist Walter O’Neal and see his Journey to Sideshow Collectibles!

  • Meet Sideshow Artist Dan Colonna
    Meet Sideshow Artist Dan Colonna

    This artist profile chronicles Dan Colonna’s journey to discovering how slowing down helped him to make the most out of every day.

  • Meet Sideshow Artist Zachariah Roane
    Meet Sideshow Artist Zachariah Roane

    Sideshow’s next Artist Profile focuses on Zachariah Roane and his journey to balance his passions by subverting the status quo.

  • Meet Sideshow Sculptor Alfred Paredes
    Meet Sideshow Sculptor Alfred Paredes

    Sideshow’s next Artist Profile puts the spotlight Alfred Paredes and his journey to make his dream as a sculptor come true.

  • Meet Sideshow Sculptor Will Harbottle
    Meet Sideshow Sculptor Will Harbottle

    Meet Sideshow sculptor Will Harbottle, who started out on a path to become an author, and found his true calling in the art of sculpture.

  • Artist Profile: JP Mavinga – A Journey Home
    JP Mavinga – A Journey Home

    Meet Sideshow illustrator JP Mavinga in this personal tribute to the perseverance of one man’s journey in search of just a place to call home.

  • Meet Sideshow Painter Kat Sapene
    Meet Sideshow Painter Kat Sapene

    In this exclusive Artist Profile video, Sideshow’s Kat Sapene discusses the beauty of physics in art, and making choices in life.

  • Meet Sideshow Artist Amilcar Fong
    Meet Sideshow Artist Amilcar Fong

    One of the amazing illustrators behind our Court of the Dead collection, Amilcar’s work is literally both our worst nightmares and dreams come true.

  • Artist Profile: The imaginative world of Daniel Picard
    The imaginative world of Daniel Picard

    In this exclusive Artist Profile video meet Daniel Picard, the magician behind our new photography book Figure Fantasy and Graffiti War: Batman vs Superman art prints.

  • Artist Profile: Jeannette Villarreal
    Jeannette Villarreal

    Sideshow photographer Jeannette Villarreal shares how one moment set her on the path to discover the career of her dreams.

  • Artist Profile: Bernardo Esquivel – Painting Through the Galaxies
    Bernardo Esquivel – Painting Through th…

    In a galaxy not so far, far away, watching Star Wars as a child set Bernardo ‘Bernie’ Esquivel on the path toward an artistic career at Sideshow.

  • Artist Profile: Martin Canale
    Martin Canale

    In this interview, Argentinian sculptor Martin Canale talks about his inspiration and process.

  • Artist Profile: Tom Jilesen
    Tom Jilesen

    Meet Sideshow artist Tom Jilesen, a Holland native who finds joy and creativity in the simplicity of a pencil and a piece of paper.

  • Artist Profile: Matthew Black – Starting Over
    Matthew Black – Starting Over

    Sideshow Sculptor Matthew Black looks back at his childhood inspirations, and recounts an important life lesson he’s learned over the years. View All Sideshow Artist Profiles

  • Artist Profile: Ian MacDonald
    Ian MacDonald

    Try as he may to escape the calling, Sideshow artist Ian MacDonald reveals how nothing could ultimately stand in the way of his dream to draw.

  • Artist Profile: Steve Schumacher
    Steve Schumacher

    From Dreamworks Animation to Sideshow Collectibles, Steve Schumacher tells the story of his artistic journey across the country and into sculpting.

  • Artist Profile: Tim Hanson – Jedi Tailor
    Tim Hanson – Jedi Tailor

    Cut & sew artist Tim Hanson reflects on how a high school art project kick-started his career. View All Sideshow Artist Profiles

  • Artist Profile: Fabian Schlaga – Digital Artist
    Fabian Schlaga – Digital Artist

    The gifted and fearlessly dedicated Fabian ‘Monk’ Schlaga reflects on what it took to break into the competitive field of Digital Illustration and make a name for himself as an artist.

  • Artist Profile: Anthony Mestas – Painting is in my DNA
    Anthony Mestas – Painting is in my DNA

    In this episode of our Artist Profile series, Sideshow’s lead painter demonstrates the human spirit’s ability to triumph over tragedy, and in the process how he found his passion and gift.

  • Artist Profile: Kevin Ellis – Costume Designer
    Kevin Ellis – Costume Designer

    Sideshow’s own Kevin Ellis reflects on his passion for costume design and the importance of telling each character’s story through a very unique tailoring process.