Sideshow Featured Collector: Michael Mann

Collector: Michael Mann

Location: Dixon, California

How and when did you start collecting?

I’ve been collecting since Star Wars was released – roughly four decades now. Sadly my child hood collection was lost to the sands of time, but I kept nearly everything I’ve bought for the last  25 years.

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

I love Star Wars and Everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Aliens, Predator anything Science fiction. G. I. Joe has been a long time favorite. Currently I’m working on putting together the Avengers team.

What makes your collection unique?

The fact that I’ve built my sixth scale collection over the last year and a half. I now have 28 Hot Toys Figures and four more on preorder. Honestly I could never understand people that were will to pay a premium for these figures and then I decided to see what all the buzz was about, saved up and bought one.  I was hooked. These are a true work of art and and the artists passion shines through in every piece.

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

I absolutely love my Homecoming Iron Man. My GotG 2 Starlord and Yondu are a close second. Netflix Punisher is an incredible piece.

What items are on your wish list?

I’m really looking forward to the New War Machine and I just saw Alita Battle Angel and I was intrigued with the design of that figure when it was first announced, however, after seeing the movie I have to have it .