Behind the scenes tour at Sideshow with

In this two-part video tour, Norm from goes behind the scenes at Sideshow to check out the design process behind our highly detailed Premium Format™ Figures

Part 1

Sideshow’s Creative Director, Tom Gilliland, chats about the creative process of conceptualizing quarter scale Premium Format™ Figures based on comic book icons like Superman, film heroes like Indiana Jones, or completely original takes on other fan favorite characters.

Quick Guide Video Overview

  • 0:54 – Tom Gilliland, Creative Director, on concept and design
  • 1:48 – Interpretations of comic book characters – Superman Premium Format™ Figure
  • 3:25 – Characters with actor likenesses – Indiana Jones Premium Format™ Figure
  • 5:17 – Accessories and costuming
  • 8:18 – Original interpretations – Star Wars  Mythos collection
  • 10:40 – Before Sideshow and how it all started


Part 2

Norm visits with the managers of the sculpting and paint departments to learn about the process that each of Sideshow’s statues go through from their prototyping to production phases.

Quick Guide Video Overview

  • 0:35 – Walter O’Neal, Sculpt Manager, on traditional and digital sculpting
  • 1:41 – Court of the Dead work in progress and concept sculpts
  • 3:15 – Sculpting demonstration
  • 5:33 – Anthony Mestas, Paint Manager, on painting process
  • 7:03 – Painting characters with realism and stylization – The Joker and Baroness Premium Format™ Figures
  • 9:38 – Painting non-organic characters – Gypsy Danger Pacific Rim Statue
  • 10:30 – Setting up prototypes and going to production