Sideshow Featured Collector: Bob Sholl

Collector: Bob Sholl

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

How and when did you start collecting?

Well I’ve always been a fan of toys but didn’t start truly collecting until I was in High School.

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

I like to collect everything. Marvel, DC, TMNT, Final Fantasy, Transformers, Anime, Power Rangers, if I’m a fan of it and it has a figure i find a way to squeeze it in one way or another.

What makes your collection unique?

It’s  a matter of history for me. Being able to track the development of my tastes and interests, gifts from friends and family, special finds, etc… Some of the items in my collection may have been purchased online but others i’ve had for decades and many of them have stories behind them that are important to me.

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

My Soul of Chogokin space pirate battleship Arcadia, G1 mint in box Optimus Prime, TMNT Party Wagon, and Kenner Super Powers Collection Batman are some of my favorites but I could honestly go on and on as a lot of my pieces are very important to me.

What items are on your wishlist?

I would love to own a vintage Thundercats Cat’s Lair one day. Still on the hunt for the Mondo 1/6th scale Leonardo and Michelangelo to complete my set as well.  Otherwise it’s a matter of what I find and waiting  To see what is coming out next.