Sideshow Featured Collector: Jorge Medina

Collector: Jorge Medina

Location: West Palm Beach, FL United States

How and when did you start collecting?

I started collecting when I was kid. At the time it was mostly comic books but over the years the collection grew to include small statues and action figures. It wasn’t until my wife purchased the Darth Vader Mythos statue as a Father’s Day gift for me that I was introduced to the large statues. And my collection would forever change.

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

Over the last 2 years my collecting has transitioned to mostly Star Wars. I still occasionally pickup an Iron Man figure or 2 but the bulk of what I collect is Star Wars. I designed the room to be a bounty hunters trove of Star Wars props, statues, action figures and comics.

What makes your collection unique?

The collection room I think is really what stands out for me more than any specific piece. Most people tend to comment on the back wall that I designed. I hand built the imperial style walls and created a weapons rack that displays my helmets, lightsabers and other props.

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

My most prized piece is the Darth Vader Mythos. It’s not that it’s my favorite piece in my collection. It’s special because it was a gift from my wife, it was my first larger statue and the piece that got me into collecting statues.

What items are on your wishlist?

On my wishlist is the Sideshow Rancor and Ahsoka Tano statues.