Featured Collector: Mark PicirilliWednesday, October 16, 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
My name is Mark, owner and admin of Yodasnews.com. I started collecting as a child in 1980 when I got the Kenner 3 3/4″ figures for Christmas, but I didn’t start collecting higher end items until about 10 years ago.
My collection has grown from Hasbro figures to art prints, statues, mini busts, replicas, and unique hard to find items, including an autograph collection of over 400 celebrities. I have well over 4,000 Star Wars items and over 1,000 collectibles from other properties including over 100 Hot Toys figures.
I move items around every 3-6 months to keep it fresh, so some of the images are from as recent as today’s setup, and some back to 2 years.
This last shot is of my high definition projector with 12 foot retractable movie screen – I store my empty collectibles boxes in closets behind it.
Yoda! My three favorite Yoda pieces are my Life-Size Pepsi Promotional Yoda (which was a birthday gift 5 years ago from a very good friend), my Sideshow Yoda Life-Size Bust (which stands at my collection room entrance) and a hand drawn Yoda sketch that was gifted to me from the amazing Rodolfo Migliari.
His Grail Collectible
Hands down, it would be the a Life-Size Han Solo in Carbonite, which I am hoping to get when someone puts it up for pre-order (hint hint)!
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