Sideshow Featured Collector: Chris Michel

Collector: Chris Michel

Location: Salina, Kansas

How and when did you start collecting?

I started collecting in 2009 with Dark Knight Hot Toys. From there it quickly changed to Premium Format™ Figures because of the size and details. Now I collect 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 scale!!

What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars collectibles, Batman, etc.?

Years ago I collected everything but it stressed me out because I wanted everything! My passion has always been Batman so I decided to focus only on Batman/Gotham related characters.

What makes your collection unique?

I think how I display my collection is very unique because I custom built my shelving. With statues continuing to get larger these days, I needed to come up with a unique way to display my favorite pieces. I wanted to create a “museum feel”, and I believe I have accomplished that. It’s an amazing time to be a “BatmanStatueCollector”!!

What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?

I LOVE my comic Batman Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles and am very excited that they are adding more male villains to the collection. I also really love the Noel Batman by Prime 1 Studio.

What items are on your wish-list?

My Pre-Order list right now are: 1/4 Killer Croc and Bane by Sideshow Collectibles, 1/2 Ledger Joker and 1/3 Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Two Face, Bane, and Killer Croc by Prime 1 Studio. I’m also really looking forward to Mr Freeze!