Sideshow Featured Collector: Jesse Tuokko

Collector: Jesse Tuokko

Location: Turku , Finland

How and when did you start collecting?

I collected pins as a kid. Had like 2000 different pins or something like that. Then I ventured fantasy world when I was 9-10 and Lord of the Rings was the first book I read. Then I collected just books and small things for long time and then at me being Africa (2015) a friend of mine did send me message showing wetas newest statue from hobbit (Dain Ironfoot on Warboar) my absolutely favorite character from hobbit and I bought it right away when it went to pre order. Then I waited Dain to come nearly a year and after that this statue business has gone quite wild , hunting down many old sideshow grails and just keeping up with new products.

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

I only collect middle-earth related stuff 😊 money and room don’t allow me to collect multiple universe 🤣 inside middle-earth I collect statues , jewelry , books , movies , Have some weapons and art prints but those are not very well presented right now.

What makes your collection unique?

For sure its The way I like to display things as a movie scene + my unique hand crafted custom cases with strong middle-earth theme.

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

That is a hard question and totally depends on witch. Way you look it. At The other hand it is The worthless first LOTR book I got when I was 9 and on the other hand its the first statue I owned (Dain) some other favorites are wetas Treebeard and Sideshow/Wetas Balrog. But there is many other superior pieces I absolutely love too ^^

What items are on your wishlist?

That list is long as hell 🤣 but most likely the one I wont ever get is Sideshow maquette like Witch King exclusive. Bec its so fragile I don’t wanna risk shipping so need to find one local and that won’t happen.