Sideshow Featured Collector: Mario Candelaria
Location: Philadelphia, PA
How and when did you start collecting?
What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars collectibles, Batman, etc.?
What makes your collection unique?
I try to let my collection speak for itself in displays that I have started tailoring the room around instead of placing them in existing spaces. I like to rearrange the furniture in my den every four or five new pieces just to keep it fresh. I like it when my visitors go from figure to figure examining the craftsmanship and what new displays I have them in.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
This is a hard questions to narrow it down. Every figure means something different to me. I absolutely adore the Hot Toys Ghost Rider’s design and look, but at the same time the First Order Finn is a character that touched me from his first appearance on screen and to have him immortalized in that form is something that I cherish.
What items are on your wish-list?
I would honestly love a Hot Toys Captain Phasma figure. It is one I purposely did not purchase myself in hopes my wife would get it for me as a present. Other than that, I am a huge Doctor Doom fan and I am infatuated with his premium format figure but I am afraid of what starting down that path could look like.