Sideshow Featured Collector: Mark Rivera

Collection 1Collector: Mark Rivera

Location: Brooklyn, NY

How and when did you start collecting?

I discovered Sideshow Collectibles at my local comic book store in 2009 and by the end of that year I purchased my first Premium Format™ Figure, which was the original Darth Maul.

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

My collections is made up mostly of Star Wars and The Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit and a few pieces related to Alien too.

What makes your collection unique?Collection 2

My collection reflects my love for Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema with pieces arguable from the most popular franchises in the world, Star Wars and The Lord Of The Rings. My collection is based on live action characters portrayed on film. No characters from the animated series and whatnot.

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

My favorite piece is WETA Workshop Collectibles’ The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy: Smaug The Terrible Bust Edition. It’s eyes look like they can beguile someone.smaug

What items are on your wish-list?

My wish list pieces are a Sideshow Collectibles Big Chap statue. The Sideshow Collectibles’ Sauron Premium Format™ Figure and I hope to purchase the Death Trooper Premium Format™ Figure before the end of the year.