Sideshow Collectibles To Expand Original LinesThursday, March 12, 2009
Thousand Oaks, California (March, 2009) -Sideshow Collectibles, world-renowned manufacturer of licensed and proprietary product, announces a further expansion of its Sideshow Originals series. The burgeoning series began with the limited release 12-inch historical figure lines Live By The Sword (Old World), Brotherhood of Arms (Civil War), Six Gun Legends (Old West) and Bayonets & Barbed Wire (World War I), and it has since grown to include the popular series of zombie figures, The Dead. Sideshow also recently announced its new Dinosauria line. In addition to 12-inch figures, the Sideshow Originals series has expanded into Premium Format figures, Dioramas and Maquettes. Recent additions to these series’ include the Carnotaurus Maquette and Premium Format figures featuring the legendary pirate Blackbeard and the Wild West gunslinger Doc Holliday.
Sideshow’s Creative Director Tom Gilliland is excited about the future of the project. Gilliland states, “The Sideshow Development Team is a hub of very creative individuals with unique product ideas, and we’re looking forward to developing those ideas uninhibited and unleashing them into the marketplace. We look forward to doing more pieces that are off the beaten path for us, sort of getting back to the unencumbered creativity of when the company began and we were able to do the unusual, rather than the proven sure bets. With the historical figures, there have been several icons that we released previously in the 12-inch figure format that we’ve wanted to re-explore in Premium Format. Sideshow Originals is a true exploration for us, and we’re looking forward to seeing it grow and seeing how the fans respond to it.”
In the coming months, collectors can anticipate a true celebration of the Sideshow Originals line. New pieces will be announced, and a new section of the Sideshow Collectibles homepage will be dedicated to the series featuring product galleries and related news. Collectors may also soon begin to notice a unique logo for Sideshow Originals, designed to capture the creative spirit of the series. The logo will begin to make regular appearances on the company’s website and product packaging as Sideshow Originals pieces begin to reach collectors worldwide.
About Sideshow Collectibles
Since its inception in 1994, Sideshow Collectibles has been a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With Sideshow’s dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces. Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history. With offices located in Thousand Oaks, California, Sideshow products are available online at www.SideshowCollectibles.com and through select specialty retailers worldwide.