Sideshow Collectibles

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Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of movie, film, television and proprietary collectible figures, statues and high end pieces. Featuring properties such as Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Disney, Predator, G.I. Joe and Indiana Jones, Sideshow artisans are sculptors, model makers, painters and costumers, whose combined efforts result in the creation of original designs and detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history. Recognized as a quality manufacturer, Sideshow has been highlighted in national trade and specialty toy publications, where its collectible 12-inch figures and polystone statues have been awarded "Best of the Year."

History[edit]

Sideshow Collectibles started out in 1994. They originally created toy prototypes for major toy companies such as Mattel, Galoob and Wild Planet. In 1999, Sideshow began marketing its own line of collectible and specialty products under the Sideshow brand, beginning with the Universal Classic Monsters 8" Action Figure license, which sold through Toys R Us and other mass market retailers.[1] The company then began creating items in the sixth scale format that sold through specialty markets, at which time Sideshow switched their name from "toys" to "collectibles".[2]

Sideshow also flirted with a different paradigm for shopping, the concept of selling their product directly to their customers. This allowed them to provide more detailed, higher end products, offer direct customer service support, and to interact with collectors more closely from sale to delivery as well as through online communications and fan forums. Sideshow has continued to improve on this model, offering options like product pre-ordering, flexible payment plans, and a responsive 30 day Guarantee/ Returns policy to their customers, as well as focusing on the kind of quality and detail that attracts gaming, comic and film collectors alike. Sideshow has forged collaborative relationships with Hollywood filmmakers and special effect houses including Guillermo del Toro, Legacy Effects, Spectral Motion, Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. and KNB EFX to produce some of the most sought after collectibles based on movie props and pre-production film maquettes from blockbuster film's such as Iron Man, the Transformers, the Avengers, Hellboy, Predators, Alien 3, and Alien vs Predators.

Sideshow Collectibles currently partners with Marvel, Disney, WB, Lucasfilm, DC, Blizzard Entertainment, and others to create product from properties such as the Marvel Universe, the DC Universe, Star Wars, Alien & Predator, Terminator, The Lord of the Rings, G.I. Joe, Halo, World of Warcraft, Star Craft II, Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3, and many more.

[2] Sideshow Collectibles' products are currently sold in specialty, trend, collectible and comic shops both in the US and internationally, as well as online directly through Sideshow Collectibles.[1]

Production[edit]

A collectible at Sideshow starts out with conceptual art, which may be several layers deep. Then sculpting begins, primarily with traditional clay or wax sculpture tools. Digital rendering programs are also used, which are printed out in a rapid prototyping machine. The output is taken into the sculpture pool, and then cleaned up to bring in an additional layer of detail by human hand. 90% of the collectibles Sideshow makes are licensed properties.[3]

Licensed properties[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CollectionDX (2011). "Sideshow Collectibles". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Crawford (2006-06-15). "Collecting Action Figures – A Brief History". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  3. ^ Rachel Swaby (2012-04-18). "Dream Job: Q&A With Sideshow Collectibles". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  4. ^ Mrs. Pamela Voorhees from Sideshow Toys
  5. ^ Sideshow Collectibles (2006-04-27). "Exclusive Look at Sideshow's Ghost Rider Maquette!". SuperHeroHype.com. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Indiana Jones Merchandising". TheRaider.net. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  7. ^ Jaws Maquette
  8. ^ 'When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth' T-Rex vs. Velociraptors Diorama, Jurassic Park - Toy Invasion- Onlineshop
  9. ^ Sideshow Collectibles (2007-01-05). "Sideshow Making Spider-Man 3 Collectibles". SuperHeroHype.com. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  10. ^ Star Wars figures | Sideshow Collectibles
  11. ^ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Sideshow Experience
  12. ^ Terminator T-800 Premium Format statue - Another Pop Culture Collectible Review by Michael Crawford, Captain Toy
  13. ^ "Toys and collectibles licenses are in". Terminator Files. 2008-07-23. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  14. ^ Sideshow Time (2010-07-18). "Sideshow Collectibles - Optimus Prime Maquette". Sideshowtoy.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  15. ^ News Editor, "TREMORS Graboid Maquette", Mania.com (January 24, 2006).
  16. ^ Tron: Evolution release date and Collector's Edition revealed | Joystiq
  17. ^ DC Comics Batman Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectib | Sideshow Collectibles
  18. ^ DC Comics Green Lantern Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Co | Sideshow Collectibles
  19. ^ http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/07/behold-the-glorious-epicentre-of-costly-comic-con-collectibles/
  20. ^ Sideshow Collectibles Hulk Comiquette review | What's Your Obsession
  21. ^ Graves, Neil (May 16, 2007). "Mary jane is spidey 'sensuous'". New York Post (News Corporation). 
  22. ^ Arpe, Malene (May 17, 2007). "No plumber's butt for Spidey?". Toronto Star (Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.). 
  23. ^ New From Sideshow Collectibles: Psylocke Premium Figure | News |Marvel.com
  24. ^ Exclusive Fantastic Four Contest - Sideshow's The Thing Maquette! | FirstShowing.net
  25. ^ Sideshow Collectibles Thor Legendary Scale Bust Contest
  26. ^ Sideshow Collectibles Classic Ultron » Pituvision
  27. ^ Exclusive Spider-Man 3 Contest - Sideshow's Venom Bust! | FirstShowing.net
  28. ^ Wolverine Legendary Scale Bust Contest » Need Coffee Dot Com
  29. ^ Throne of the Slayer - Buffy Summers Maquette Available for Pre-Order Next Week
  30. ^ Nikole Zivalich (2012-07-25). "G.I. Joe Collectibles From Sideshow At Comic-Con 2012". Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  31. ^ The Goliath Statue – Gargoyles – Electric Tiki | Sideshow Collectibles
  32. ^ "Sideshow Collectibles presents Diablo III Overthrown statue". Destructoid. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  33. ^ "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - Sideshow Collectibles - SideshowCollectibles.com". Sideshowtoy.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  34. ^ "Lara Croft Sixth Scale Figure - Sideshow Collectibles - SideshowCollectibles.com". Sideshowtoy.com. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  35. ^ "Preview: Lara Croft: Snow Day Polystone Statue - Sideshow Collectibles - SideshowCollectibles.com". Sideshowtoy.com. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  36. ^ "Uncharted 3: Drake Deception Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses detailed". VG247. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 

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