Sideshow Featured Collector: Carlos Deliz

Collector: Carlos Deliz

Location: Lexington, South Carolina

How and when did you start collecting?

I started collecting around 2003. I remember seeing an advertisement for the Star Wars FX lightsabers in a magazine and I decided to get one. That opened my world up to other “high end” collectibles and I haven’t been able to stop since.

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

Star Wars has been a major influence throughout my life. I remember my grandparents taking me to a video rental store when I was little and I would rent Return of the Jedi every time they would take me. I might rent something else also but Return of the Jedi was always included.

What makes your collection unique?

Probably that I try to keep it in balance.  I make an effort to have as many “light side and dark side” characters represented.  When ever I buy something I think of what else I would get in the future to bring it back to balance.

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

The Darth Vader Mythos statue. I think no other Darth Vader collectible captures the struggle and complexity of that iconic character.

What items are on your wish-list?

I really would like a chance to get an Anakin Premium Format Figure. I missed out on the first one and I really feel now that I would need one in my collection if I ever wanted to really have it balanced.