Sideshow Featured Collector Rich Gonzalez
Location: Sacramento, CA
I started collecting when I was 6 years old, though I did not start collecting premium figures until about 8 years ago after I bought my first Hot Toys figure.
The internet has really helped my passion for this hobby grow, as I enjoy viewing collections from all over the world as a member of One Sixth Republic, Sideshow Collectors and other groups that share my enthusiasm.
I collect primarily 1/6 scale movie-themes figures, including Star Wars, Terminator, Alien, Predator, Robocop and various superheroes, though I still have a soft spot for 3 ¾ scale figures, vehicles and playsets.
I have to admit, I am a little worried now that Hot Toys has the Star Wars license since I am having a difficult time saying no to all of the preorders that keep showing up.
Thanks to my loving and supporting wife, I was able to convert our 450 foot attic to a man cave/home theater with various movie posters to showcase my collection.
My favorite figure is my Medicom Rocketeer. That is actually the first collectible I purchased that was over $200. I am a huge fan of the Rocketeer comic and movie and I had the pleasure of meeting the creator, Dave Stevens, before he passed away.
I would like to add the Alien and Predator busts from Sideshow to my collection, since I am a huge fan of those franchises and I need something to display on my bookshelves.