For those of you who are not “in the know,” here is some background on Sideshow Collectibles. In 1994, Sideshow Collectibles embarked on a mission of connecting people with their favorite characters and icons from the worlds of film, television, comic books and popular culture. Today, they are a specialty manufacturer and distributor of the most highly sought-after licensed and original collectible products, sustained by a passionate worldwide community that is committed to the lifestyle of collecting figural art. Our headquarters are located in Thousand Oaks, California.
For the past few years, their booth as SDCC has been one of our favorites and it is one of the ONLY booths that we go back to again and again during the insanity of the convention. Their superb work with franchises and companies including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, 20th Century Fox, G.I. Joe and countless others is highly desirable and sought after by fans.
The book does a fantastic job of capturing the brilliance of the collectible figures that Sideshow has released over the past 20 years. It’s safe to say that fans everywhere will be able to find MULTIPLE things to covet and drool over in this hard bound, over-sized tribute to this industry leader.
The book features a forward by critically acclaimed director, Guillermo del Toro who had this to say: “From the start I have viewed Sideshow as my storytelling partners. They are an intrinsic part of the way my films reach an audience, they way they attempt to leave a cultural footprint. Their creations are in a league of their own and have created a mystique that many have tried to imitate without success.” Sideshow Collectibles work for Hellboy and Pacific Rim are absolutely sensational.
The book also features an introduction by the company’s creative director Tom Gilliland who said: “We never sit down to make a cookie-cutter statue. Instead, we approach the creative process with a discipline that allows us to best connect a beloved character with is quintessential form. Our true objective is to connect a pop culture enthusiast with THAT perfect figural representation that embodies his or her favorite story or character.”
The book features over 200 pages featuring stunning photos of Sideshow Collectibles impressive portfolio and is a MUST have for fans of pop culture. “Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art” can be ordered HERE.