Sideshow Featured Collector: Bill O’Conner

Collector: Bill O’Conner

Location: Wexford, Ireland

How and when did you start collecting?

I guess I’ve been collecting most of my adult  life, but as a pre-internet collector from a small country I had to rely on phone calls and overseas postage to get my collection. As a horror fan I got hooked on McFarlane movie manics then onto resin model kits then of course found Hot Toys which is now my drug of choice.

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

I’m a huge Batman fan so I tend to collect Batman related collectibles but I collect other superhero characters that interest me, if I like it I’ll get it ,not hung up on collecting every version of a character.

What makes your collection unique?

Nothing unique as such but I do like to build my own bases for my figures, whilst the detail on Hot Toys figures is amazing the bases are rather basic at times so I like to build my own.

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

My Bank Robber Joker was my first Hot Toy so have a soft spot for that figure but I would say my favorite is the Arkham Batman purely because I like the look of that Batman and the base I made is my favorite

What items are on your wishlist?

Always regretted missing out on the Hot Toys DX Bruce Lee which is a bit of a grail piece, I’m thinking of  getting Hot Toys Endgame Captain America, I love the outfit and sculpt on that one and for me he is the best Avenger.