Sideshow Featured Collector: Ryan Rivera
Location: East Bernard, Texas
How and when did you start collecting?
I’ve always been a figure and toy collector since I was a kid. A few years ago I stumbled across a you tube video of 1/6 scale hot toys reviews and was amazed at the level of detail they had. From that moment on I was hooked. I showed my wife what I wanted to collect and she thought I was crazy. Current day I have around 80 figures and made some custom led lighted cabinets to display them on. So since 2014 I’ve been collecting pretty hard.
What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars Collectibles, Batman, etc.?
I love Marvel and DC. I have 1 row dedicated to horror. I have almost every Friday the 13th figure, along with Freddy, Leatherface etc. The rest of the collection is superheroes. The only thing I’m lacking is Star Wars. I plan on getting the original cast in the future. I just need more time to build the shelves.
What makes your collection unique?
Its hard to be different from everyone else. There are alot of nice collections out there. The main way to make it unique is the display options. So all my cabinets are custom made housed with multiple led set ups. That’s better than the usual boring detolf set ups you normally see out there.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
Hellboy has always been my favorite piece. Now that I finally have Hulkbuster, I have 2 that I cant be without.
What items are on your wish-list?
Michelle Phieffer cat woman 1/6 scale figure, Ghost in the Shell figure in her white suit, re-release the colonial marines from Alien 2 with today’s technology. 1/6 scale Alien Queen to go with all the other alien figures. A decent Michael Myers figure and how bout a good Chucky and Tiffany doll set. Urma Thurman from Kill Bill. I could go on forever but, you guys always seem to make cool figures so I’m happy.