Sideshow Featured Collector: Manny Mendes

Collector: Manny Mendes

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

How and when did you start collecting?

My Brother and I started collecting the day we saw a Todd McFarlane Spawn in a comic book store and haven’t stopped since then, so roughly I’d say for about 15 years.

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

I only collect Marvel figures, from Sideshow, Hot Toys, and whatever figure are well made and look cool.

What makes your collection unique?

My collection is unique due to my huge love for Deadpool and Spider-Man, if only the importing to my country wasn’t so expensive I’d have a huge load more.

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

With out a doubt my Deadpool Heat Seeker Premium Format Figure. I ABSOLUTELY love this piece as well as all my other Sideshow pieces, they are my most prized pieces.

What items are on your wish-list?

My wishlist is an Apocalypse Premium Format, which I know I’ll never find or get, Thor Breaker of Brimstone is a huge wish! Sideshow Magneto Maquette is also beautiful and would fit lovely in my display.