Sideshow Featured Collector: Will Albright
Collector: Will Albright
Location: United States
How and when did you start collecting?
I started collecting about 3 years ago. I’m a huge Soulsborne fan (Dark Souls + Bloodborne). Collecting all started with me just wanting a Hunter statue to reward myself for achieving the platinum trophy. But then I found myself ordering more and more statues as they continued to be released. I missed out on a few statues that released prior to myself collecting and was very bummed about that so I made a promise to myself to never skip another Soulsborne statue again.
What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars, Batman, etc.?
“Soulsborne” Collectibles and Rare loot from the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series. Anything officially licensed.
What makes your collection unique?
I’ve been accumulating all types of Soulsborne collectibles from statues, figures, rare items, exclusives, comics, art and lore books, board/card games, ost vinyl collections, you name it. Basically anything officially licensed. I’ve also created a community dedicated to help other collectors keep track of all upcoming collectibles and rare loot with in the Soulsborne series.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
Yhorm the Giant by Pure Arts is my ultimate favorite statue at the moment. Ornstein by First 4 Figures would be my 2nd favorite. With Lady Maria by Prime 1 Studio being my 3rd. However my most prized items in my entire collection is my comic collection. It took a long time and was a challenge to find every single issue and all cover variants. There’s so many covers with different cover arts done by different artists, exclusives to comic shops, SDCC, NYCC, etc. The artwork is amazing and I’m so happy I was able to collect them all.
What items are on your wish-list?
Basically the only thing on my wishlist are the statues that I missed out on prior to collecting. Soul of Cinder by Gecco and Artorias by First 4 Figures. However F4F is making a Life-size Bust of Artorias soon and that will make up for the one. I’ll probably resort to buying Soul of Cinder on eBay someday as it’s sold out.