Sideshow Featured Collector Abril Reyes
Location: Canoga Park, CA
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to collect toys. In 2008, I first saw Sideshow Collectibles at the San Diego Comic-Con, which intrigued my interest in collecting highly detailed figures and statues; however I only officially started collecting in 2012.
I’ve always been a big fan of Star Wars, so I have been collecting figures from that franchise. Along with those, I also enjoy collecting figures from 80s movies (Terminator, Predator, Back to the Future, Robocop), cartoons (Transformers, Voltron, Voltes V), and the recent superhero movies like the Dark Knight and Iron Man figures.
There’s a unique feeling to coming home and being surrounded by childhood memories, and it makes it all the more special to me since I can share these collections with my daughter.
I really like the Star Wars Mythos from Sideshow Collectibles and all my Star Wars and Iron Man figures from Hot Toys. I especially like the first Luke Skywalker DX figure by Hot Toys because I had it signed by Mark Hamill when I met him at the Star Wars convention earlier this year.
More characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. May the Force be with you!