Sideshow Featured Collector: Steve Adkins
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
How and when did you start collecting?
I enjoyed collecting the original Star Wars figures when I was a kid. I still have my Star Wars figures from childhood in the Darth Vader collectors case. After graduating college and I got my first job in 1993, I just started going down the toy isles and buying action figures and haven’t stopped since. The only difference is the variety and scales of the figures I collect.
What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars collectibles, Batman, etc.?
I collect so many lines of figures and statues. Here are some: Star Wars; Masters of the Universe Spawn; Marvel Legends; Marvel Select; Neca Aliens, Predator and horror figures; Mythic Legions; Power Rangers Legacy; 1970’s Shogun Warriors; DC Batman and Superman figures; and Masterpiece Transformers.
What makes your collection unique?
My collection is unique because of the variety and the amount of figures I have. Plus, my collection has to be displayed nicely without crowding the figures and using display cases.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
My most prized pieces are my Jumbo Machine Raiden with Bow Fist from Japan and my 1/6 Sideshow Jabba the Hutt.
What items are on your wish-list?
Hot Toys A New Hope Obi Wan Kenobi because I missed out on ordering him and he sold out. The last two Bounty Hunters Dengar and Zuckuss which I have pre-ordered.