Sideshow Featured Collector: Stephen Langwade

Collector: Stephen Langwade

Location: Fairview park, Adelaide, South Australia

How and when did you start collecting?

I always use to visit the local comic shows when I lived in England back in 1990. I admired many of the Marvel statues that were available at the time, and I hoped one day I would purchase my first statue.

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

100% Marvel statues, easy choice for me! The characters in the Marvel universe are just awesome.

What makes your collection unique?

This is a hard question, as there are many people collecting some amazing statues and I have seen many photos of collection, so this is quite hard to answer. I think for me, is trying to get a good balance of statues, not too many so you couldn’t appreciate what you had just brought.

I think my collection is unique because the statues just have amazing detail front and back. I built my display case within two rooms of my home and I made the display case with glass on both sides of the room, so which ever room you were in at the time you could enjoy the detail of the statue.

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

Every statue has it’s own unique features, but for me it would have to be the Iron Man MK1, MK6, and War Machine…but then again I love the Spider-man Comiquette.

What items are on your wishlist?

Venom, Green Goblin, and Carange.