Sideshow Featured Collector: Ryan Strecker

Collector: Ryan Strecker

Location: Billings, MT  USA

How and when did you start collecting?

Probably started bout 8-10 years ago. I had just incidentally come across this Green Lantern vs Sinestro book end statue that I thought was just fantastic. I kept coming back to it again and again and eventually, I folded. Once I had that one I was hooked. I was a big comic book fan growing up, so most the characters are beloved and look great in my collection.

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

No themes really. If the pose and design of the statue is right, I may just buy even if the character isn’t a favorite, though most of my statues ARE favorite characters from years past.

What makes your collection unique?

Nothing in particular other than how many statues, toys and prints one man can pile into one room.

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

Bowen Silver Surfer and Colossus, both in chrome.  Sideshow Apocalypse, Darth Vader, Iron Man, Spider-Man Premium Format, and Hulk vs Wolverine Diorama to name a few.

What items are on your wishlist?

Couple of Tweederhead statues and Sideshow Flash Premium Format Figure