Sideshow Featured Collector: Ripley Peterson

Collector: Ripley Peterson

Location: Minneapolis, MN USA

How and when did you start collecting?

My Father took me to see the Fleischer cartoons when I was 5 years old. I was immediately hooked on Superman and started collecting whatever I could find.

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

I pretty much stick to Superman, as the photos will attest. I am a fan of DC and the Justice League, but it has always been the big man in blue.

What makes your collection unique?

I think what makes my collection unique is the amount of different items I have and the span of time they are from. I also love that my family thinks my obsession is cool, and tries to out do each other to see who can find me something I don’t already have.

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

My 2 favorite pieces are the Sideshow Premium Format Superman that I just got a month ago. The other is the Superman and Lois Lane above the Daily Planet. I am just blown away by the sculpts and attention to detail on both pieces.

What items are on your wishlist?

I have the Superman statue by Enesco on order. The next piece I am hoping to get for Christmas (hint to my family) is the Superman from the Animated series.