Sideshow Featured Collector: Thomas-Jospeh Carrieri
Location: San Mateo
I really started when I was a kid with the Mego superheroes. I really loved those and wanted all of them. I rember the box said “Collect them all” and I made it my job! Haha! That then led to the Kenner Star Wars figures. These days all my focus is on Sideshow and Hot Toys. They have really made collectors feel the love with their attention to detail and superb customer service, and they really step up the bar compared to those days of plastic toys.
I love the weathered Obi Wan lightsaber from Master Replicas, that and the 1966 Batman and Robin from Hot Toys. Those two franchises helped shape me as an artist and helped to stretch my imagination.