Sideshow Featured Collector: Alex Teo

Collection 6Collector: Alex Teo

Location: Singapore

How and when did you start collecting?

It all started in 1994 with Batman: The Animated Series action figures. After that, I progressed from carded figures to 12-inch figures.

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

I collect mostly movie-themed action figures and they include Batman & DC superheroes, Marvel superheroes, Japanese superheroes, Star Wars figures and other movie-related figures. You can check out the collection at Toy Haven.

What makes your collection unique?

My collection fills up my entire living room and it’s like a mini toy museum when you enter the apartment. Even the bathroom doors are superhero themed to match the collection.

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

I don’t have a favorite figure because they are all part of the whole. If I could just pick one, then I wouldn’t be collecting so many different figures as I would be satisfied with just the one. As more movies are released and movie-related figures are produced, there is a new favorite every time. At this moment, I’m eagerly waiting for the Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange figure, Charlie Cox Daredevil figure, Felicity Jones Jyn Erso figure as well as Donnie Yen Chirrut Îmwe figure from Rogue One.

What items are on your wish-list?

Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken and Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China