Sideshow Featured Collector: Aleksey Chekanov


Collector: Aleksey Chekanov, aka ŒLexaSun¹

Location: Moscow, Russia

How and when did you start collecting?

Interest in Pop culture has always been in my blood, but the real boom in collecting statues began around 2009-10, when I found out about companies such as Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys… and at the same time appeared the possibility of ordering figures in my country through eBay, Amazon, BBTS.

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

I prefer the Premium Format™ Figures from Sideshow and statue format not less than 1/5, also a series of Legendary Scale Busts. I don’t have a specific focus in collecting, so I try to get one character from one or another of the universe movie, but at its best in polystone!

img_005What makes your collection unique?

I would say it is the way I decided to display my collection.

What are your favorite pieces?

Every piece is a favorite, but the real awesome in my collection is the Alien Warrior Maquette.

What items are on your wish list?

Something tells me it will be someone from DC universe…I want the Batman Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles.