Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With their dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces.
Sideshow’s artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history.
This talented team of artists is regularly distinguished for achieving a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena. 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.’
As a fan and collector of their amazing products I have often wondered about the process it takes for these amazing collectibles to go from a simple idea to the end product on my shelf. Now Sideshow Collectibles has made it possible for you to see the process taken from conception to completion. Each piece they create represents months, sometimes years, of dedicated planning and production.
In this impressive video series, they take you behind the scenes to visit the central hubs of their creative process. From their Sixth Scale articulated figures to incredible, life-sized statues, you now get a chance to meet some of the uniquely talented artists that make it all possible.
The first video features Sideshow Collectibles Creative Director, Tom Gilliland, as he sets up the videos and describes just what you will be seeing. The videos that follow cover topics such as: concept corps, waxworks, mold hold, paint, cut and sew, production, photo lab, and the Graphics Art Department.