Sideshow Featured Collector: Chris Johansen


Collector: Chris Johansen

Location: Denmark

How and when did you start collecting?

I have always collected something, mostly comics and action figures. My collection first got a focus when I saw Sideshow’s 8 inch Universal Monsters in Forbidden Planet in 2000. These figures are still the best versions of these characters.

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

I have no problem repainting my statues if I think the factory paint job is no good. My repaints include Fred in your head maquette, Raiders Indy PF, Hellboy PF and Jack the Ripper PF. I even had a new smaller bases made for Jack, so he could fit in my cabinet.

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

Sideshow 1:1 Ardeth Bey bust, sculpted by Mike Hill. I am a huge Boris Karloff fan and this bust really has a presence in the room.

What items are on your wish list?

I would like a good Boris Karloff as the Mummy bust, preferably in 2:1. But I am really hoping for somebody to make quality figures of the Universal Monsters again (Looking at you Sideshow…)