Sideshow Featured Collector Kyle Ward
Location: Brownstown, MI
It all started January, 2013. I had been browsing and came across a Hot Toys Nick Fury on eBay (for retail!) and thought it was awesome. I had to have it.
I’m sure we all know the feeling of our first collectible, this was no different. I knew immediately that I was hooked. It’s been a very slippery slope that I’ve happily run down.
You name it, I probably collect it. My collection contains figures, statues, autographs, movies, Legos, Funko Pops, and so much more. As for a theme, it’s generally anything I find interesting, but my favorite pieces tend to be items that I’ve customized from TV shows and movies such as Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Rurouni Kenshin, Skyfall, House, Kill Bill, and the Fast and Furious series.
I think my custom figures make my collection unique. This is because by making and building customs you get a real personal connection to your collection, nobody else probably has the exact same setup as a whole. They’re made with love and very careful attention to details to be able to recreate your favorite memories.
My favorite pieces would have to be my collection of Breaking Bad figures. I currently have 9 in my collection with parts for many more. Behind that would be my Dexter, Khaleesi, James Bond, Kenshin Himura, Toretto, Hobbs, Brian O’Conner, Gregory House, and O-Ren Ishii custom figures. I also can’t leave out my Godfather Hot Toys figure!
Is “everything” a good answer? In reality that is kinda true and that’s scary. I really want to get in on the Age of Ultron Hot Toys line, the Star Wars line, and a few different Premium Formats. I’m always on the lookout for more parts for my custom figures so I’m sure there is a lot more I haven’t even though of!