Sideshow Featured Collector: Jim Henson

Collector: Jim Henson

Location: Arlington, TX

How and when did you start collecting?

Early on I collected action figures here and there, but over the last 5 years I developed the desire to begin collecting some more of the higher end statues. It really started when a friend of mine got a job working for a collectable company, so both me and him began putting together our own collections.

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

If there was a theme to my collection it would be based around the movies that I love, such as the Alien franchise and the Terminator. Typically one statue from a movie would be well enough, but I had to make an exception for Alien.

What makes your collection unique?

I think what makes my collection unique would be some of the interesting ways that we display the collection. Some construction ideas for the display cases were a labor of love and other displays were a collaborative effort between me and my girlfriend.

Collection 3What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?

I would say that my favorite two pieces would have to be Godzilla and the Space Jockey from the original Alien movie. All of my pieces have great detail to them, but the size of these two pieces make them extremely impressive.

What items are on your wish-list?

Since the original Alien franchise has been my favorite movies, number one on my wish-list is to ultimately get an Alien Queen. But I would also love to see high-end versions of the Sulaco and Nostromo be put in the production.