Featured Collector: Tawan Thanamun
Location: Chicago, IL
I was about 16 that when I got started. SPAWN from McFarlane was my first love, and I started with the 6-7″ figure. I’d always been a big fan of all sci/fi, Marvel, and DC – so from The Avengers to Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, Predator, Superman, Star Wars, and all the way to Transformers. If you name it, I watched and collected them all, especially as they transformed into big screen movies. I’d started collecting with 1/6 scale and then onto Premium Format statues around 2006, and what an amazing journey it’s been.
When I first got started collecting my wife would turn to the Dark Side every time my packages arrived. But it has been over 30 yrs now and the Force is still with me and continues to get stronger. As I’m pretty much collected everything that I can find everything is different. They all have special powers, different stories, and their own unique look. The Force is just too strong and I can’t pick a favorite one or two- they’re all my favorite!
Every treasure comes with sacrifices, and maybe a big hole in your wallet. My precious has to be Sideshow’s Sauron Premium Format figure, my Optimus Prime, Gladiator Hulk. Though, overall, I love and appreciate every piece that I have. I’m just a blue collar kind of guy and I worked hard to earn the pieces that I’ve got.
Well, let’ put it this way, “TOO MANY!” I already have over 30 pieces in the FLEXPay system with Sideshow. They include the Dark Knight, Joker, Armored Batman, and maybe some old school Mortal Kombat statues.