Sideshow Featured Collector: Krista Hughes

Collector: Krista Hughes

Location: Elizabethtown, PA

How and when did you start collecting?

I’ve collected all my life, depending on what was my greatest interest at the time. I especially loved collecting tv and movie tie in books when I was younger, like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica (the original version).

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

At the moment I mostly collect MCU Loki and Thor merchandise of all sorts—figures, statues, Funko Pops, jewelry—most everything. I also collect Steven Universe, Doctor Who (especially the Tardis), Harry Potter, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion, and recently, Avatar: the Last Airbender—mostly Funko Pops, but some other figures. I still have my bookcase full of Star Trek books too!

What makes your collection unique?

Really, the love I have for the different characters, and the help my husband and daughter gave me to display my collections.

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

My Loki sixth-scale figures (Avengers Loki was my first Hot Toys figure) and my Premium Format Loki statue—he was expensive but so, so worth it!

What items are on your wishlist?

More Loki—I have great hope for the TV series merchandise—and the Thor Endgame statue from Iron Studios.