Sideshow Featured Collector: Dan Lazaro

Collector: Dan Lazaro

Location: Philippines

How and when did you start collecting?

I started collecting toys after I was done with school and when I was able to afford them, but there were a few toys I kept since I was younger.

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

I’m currently collecting Hot Toys 1/6 figures. I started in December of 2018 with the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 and have been slowly building my Iron Man collection with the more higher priced and harder to find figures. Then aside from Iron Man, Spider-Man has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. I mainly collect a lot of things that I grew up with such as things from Legend of Zelda, Power Rangers, Gundam, and even Naruto. I also collect smaller figures such as S.H.Figuarts, Figma, and Nendoroids.

What makes your collection unique?

I wouldn’t say that my collection is unique. I just like to collect and display my favorite things just like most collectors would.

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

My favorite figures In my collection is the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 47 and the Mark 1. Aside from Iron Man, maybe my Power Rangers figures and Voltron figure.

What items are on your wish-list?

Current items on my wishlist are the Hot Toys “House Party Protocol” armors from Iron Man 3, Hot Toys Hulkbuster, and other Marvel action figures coming in the next couple of years.