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SDCC 2015: Sideshow Collectibles


Always pretty pricey, but so worth it
Jul 14
// Brian Szabelski
Sideshow Collectibles never disappoints at San Diego Comic Con, and this year's booth was no different. Once again an impressive showing of all their licensed merchandise, the booth this year had something for just about any ...
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Batwoman

Tweeterhead shines their signal on classic Batwoman statue


See the origins of Huntress, here!
Mar 18
// Oansun
Lost in history thanks to DC's unceremonious reboot in the 1960's, high-end statue maker Tweeterhead revisits the now forgotten member of the Bat-family. While Barbara Gordon's popularity on the television series translated t...
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SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Court of the Dead


A booth so large it had a sub-booth
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Sideshow's Court of the Dead line is a series of original figure designs with a horror theme. The Queen of the Dead figure had its own display at SDCC last year, but this year there was an entire extra tent dedicated to this ...
SDCC 2014 Sideshow photo
SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys


There might have been actual Stark tech there
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.

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SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 2


Today I learned Savage Opress is a character's name that exists
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters. Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery!
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SDCC Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 1


Fat Godzilla, DC, and some Predators
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
If I could own an entire booth at this year's Comic Con, I think Sideshow's would be it. Their stuff appeals to the sci-fi, movie, and sexy women fan in my. Sorry anime fan Tian, you're not getting catered to here. "Vast" wou...
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Hopefully when they made this they didn't break the Master Mold
Sideshow Collectibles' gargantuan 32-inch Sentinel maquette is currently available for pre-order. I was fairly wowed when I saw the preview image back in May and the full thing is, well, staggering. Not what quite what I expe...

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Alien vs Predator

Under the Radar: 'She-Predator' Machiko Noguchi available for 'she-order', additional images


The hunt is on
May 21
// Scarecroodle
Earlier this month, Sideshow Collectibles ran a teaser image for its upcoming Alien vs Predator series "She-Predator" Machiko Noguchi Premium Format Figure along with the news that pre-orders opened on May 15th. Long story sh...
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X-Men

Sideshow previews Jean Grey (X-Men) statue


Precognition might be more useful than telepathy right now
Apr 16
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Sideshow has released a full gallery and additional details] Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image (along with a chance to win) its upcoming 1/4-scale Jean Grey Premium Format figure. The statue depicts m...
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Prime 1 Optimus Prime

Sideshow opens orders for Prime 1's colossal Optimus Prime statue


From their high end Second Mortgage Collection
Apr 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Almost exactly a year ago to the day we first talked about Prime 1 Studio's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megatron statue (which Sideshow is currently offering for May). The big guy towered at nearly three feet tal...
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Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover


Breathing new life into old favorites
Mar 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...
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Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Winter (Soldier) Blues


Bring on the superhero movies
Mar 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I know I've talked a lot about the terrible winter we've been experiencing so I don't want to spend a lot of time on that. I'll just quickly say that I have a feeling I'll be pulling weeds from my garden this year while it's ...
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An icon gets an equally impressive collectible
Sideshow Collectibles has been working DC Comics' characters into their Premium Format line for some time with some pretty awesome statues so far ... but you get the feeling like they could do something even better than their...

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Be right back, throwing money at my monitor for this
Sideshow Collectibles are taking my money once again, and this time, it's for their Sixth Scale Series Snake Plissken. Apparently, someone told them I'm a big fan of Escape from New York and they decided to roll out this...

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SDCC Blizzard

SDCC 2013: Blizzard


The video game giant had an array of collectibles on display!
Jul 25
// Rio McCarthy
Where do we begin? Blizzard is all over the place when it comes to collectibles these days! Sideshow Collectibles is a wonderful place to start. They had Arthas, Diablo and Deathwing (sculpted by Brian Fay) on display, and we...
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Sideshow's Gladiator Hulk

Sideshow's Gladiator Hulk conquers the planet


Hulk topples dictator, leaves planet in worse shape
Jul 06
// Scarecroodle
Sideshow's Premium Format Gladiator Hulk is currently available for pre-order. This 1/4 scale statue stands over 30-inches tall. Fans will recall the Hulk's gladiator ensemble from the Planet Hulk storyline (which was later a...
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Sideshow exclusive polystone statue features incredible details and interchangeable parts.
OK. We all know Darth Vader and we all know how cool of a villain he is so let's just cut to the chase. This might just be the only Darth Vader statue you'll ever need. On its own it's made to represent Darth Vader returning ...

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Chewbacca joins the Sideshow Premium Format family


Cannon fodder, err, I mean Stormtroopers not included
Mar 18
// Brian Szabelski
So what's new from Sideshow? How about a new Premium Format Figure featuring everyone's favorite Wookie? Yep, Chewbacca is the latest Star Wars character to join the line, and he's huge. I mean, we're talking 23 inches tall, ...
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Sideshow announces Iron Man 3 license


Jan 23
// Brian Szabelski
In news that should surprise exactly no one, Sideshow Collectibles have announced that they have a license for Iron Man 3, as well as that Hot Toys' figures will still be selling through Sideshow. I imagine that this wil...

Tomopop Review: Sideshow Collectibles' OOM-9 Droid

Jan 02 // Brian Szabelski
Figure Name: Sixth-Scale OOM-9 DroidFigure Maker: Sideshow CollectiblesRetail Price: US$64.99Available at: Sideshow Collectibles  As always, the box goes first. It's a pretty basic, no-frills box, with a magnetic front cover that opens up to reveal the window and info on the droid. A lot of companies seem to be going with this type of box layout now, but the magnetic clasp that closes the front cover works pretty well. You can also see all the accessories that come with this droid ... and there aren't many. Out of the box ... you might begin to wonder what you paid for. After all, it does look a little thin in spots, but there's a lot hiding under the initial appearance. You might also notice that the OOM-9 Droid stands on its own without falling over or needing a stand, which I always find to be a plus. Some of that initial worry begins to fade when you see the detailing Sideshow has put into this figure. Every seam from the OOM-9s we saw in the Star Wars prequel films is present here, along with a little additional weathering with paint scrapes and rust spots. The head looks quite nice, for example, but I do note that the neck joint doesn't have a whole lot of range to it. Here, you can see the arm and some of the joint layout on the droid. It looks a little bit thin, and perhaps it is in spots, but the original design from the films was just as thin-looking. I didn't really feel as though this would be a figure that breaks, but it might be a good idea just to handle it with care, especially around the forearms and fingers. There's no shortage of joints here at the wrist, thumb, knuckles, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder. You might not use all of them, but they're available to give you some options, and Sideshow has integrated them pretty well into the design. By that, I mean they aren't all sticking out like sore thumbs. They also hold their pose quite well, too. The front of the droid looks rather nice and weathered ... but there're no joints here and the details aren't superb. It's something that does the job it needs to do and not a whole lot more. On the back, it's more detail, but not a whole lot of it. You can see the communications antenna, which comes as a separate piece and is inserted via a slot in the back. There's not a whole lot to look at here, though; it's very basic. Hopping on down to the legs, they again have that slightly detailed, but still basic look to them, along with three joints: the ankles, knees and hips. Pretty standard layout and there's not much pivoting you can do with them. It feels very much like a robot, As far as range of motion goes, the OOM-9 Droid has it in spades ... in some places. The legs don't have a super high range of mobility from side to side, but the arms do, giving you about as much poseability as you need. The hip joints are more like what you'd expect to see on the droid, though, so it's not as big of a negative as you might imagine. It's also quite stable, enough for me to be able to pose it doing a headstand with no stand needed. Your figma is NEVER going to be able to do that. You can also have your droid doing push-ups, if you wanted. Though droids don't need to, really. Our robot friend comes with only two accessories. First, we have his blaster rifle, which actually fits a bit loosely in his hands. You can get it to rest as you see above, but it might be more difficult to do anything else that's intensive. Here, you can get a little better look at the detailing on the blaster. It's pretty good, and the silver paint lines on the barrel are among the cleanest I've ever seen. Looks great. The other accessory is a pair of binoculars so that our droid friend can look out into the distance and see those Gungans that are about to tear it to shreds. Like the blaster rifle, you'll have to balance them a bit in the hands of the droid (and it can fall out a little easy), but when slotted in right, they stay put. From the side, you can see some of the weathering paint applied ... and a seam running down the middle of the whole thing. That's kind of a bummer, as it makes the binoculars feel a bit cheap, like something you might find in a figure at Toys'R'Us. Sideshow's Sixth-Scale series figures seem to be pretty good deals as far as price goes, and the detailing on them is superb. However, I can't help but feel the OOM-9 Droid is a little underwhelming. It is, after all, based on a mass-produced droid meant to be thrown at enemies in huge numbers, without a damn given if they survive the battle. As such, it does feel a little more fragile than it actually is because of the thin appendages. There's also not much in the way of accessories to talk about, either. So really, what this figure becomes is more of a piece to round out a collection than a centerpiece. Do keep that in mind, but also know that even with it being a basic battle droid, Sideshow has done alright with it.   [Thanks to Sideshow Collectibles for sending this figure along for review!]
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A well detailed, but very, very basic large-scale figure
If there's one thing the Star Wars universe has plenty of, it's cannon fodder whether it's Stormtroopers in the original trilogy or droids in the prequel films, there's always something for a Jedi to slice through thousands o...

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Nathan Drake arrives in Premium Format for Sideshow


You can see it in a video. Wooo technology!
Jan 02
// Andres Cerrato
As part of their 12 Days of Sideshow, the company has been busy unveiling new projects and releases for 2013. Today's revelation was a preview of their upcoming Premium Format Nathan Drake. If you were overly disappointed by ...
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[UPDATE] Black Friday sales kick into high gear


Check out some of the deals so far
Nov 23
// Brian Szabelski
Friday marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season here in the U.S., and while Black Friday usually means deep discounts at retailers ... it also means a few new releases sprinkled into the mix. ESC-Toy and Quan...
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Artwork for both spotted on DeviantArt of Artgerm, who's doing the illustrations for Sideshow
If you've been wondering where Sideshow Collectibles' DC Comics Premium Format Figure line will be going in the near future, that image above is your answer. Popping up online earlier this morning were images of Catwoman and ...

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Details to be revealed on Premium Format Figure
I'm sure you remember seeing the Premium Format Figure Master Chief from Sideshow Collectibles at SDCC and elsewhere, but good news, Halo fans: Sideshow's license will cover Halo 4 as well, with Cortana joining the Premi...

Five new Sideshow pre-orders offer something for everyone

Sep 21 // Brian Szabelski
To start, there's the Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the Sideshow pieces we saw at San Diego Comic Con. Coming in April 2013, Jack Sparrow is US$379.99 and comes with a ton of well-sculpted accessories, like his flintlock pistol, sword and scabbard, compass and other bits and bobs hanging from his sash and belt. Those of you jumping on the Sideshow Exclusive variant get an alternate head, featuring Jack wearing his bandana, to swap out the regular head with. Not feeling the call of the high seas but still in search of adventure? Then you might be interested in Sideshow's 1/5-scale Indiana Jones "Pursuit of the Ark" statue, featuring Indiana on horseback as seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Standing 23 inches tall, the statue is set for a June 2013 release and is the biggest and most expensive of the five pieces at US$499.99. The Sideshow Exclusive variant comes with an alternate hand for Indy that has him wielding a pistol. The next entry in the DC Premium Format Figure line is also up for pre-order today, Green Lantern. A full 21 inches tall, Green Lantern is an April 2013 release at US$349.99. For those wondering what the Sideshow Exclusive version bonus is, it's a big green hard light fist construct on Lantern's right arm. For Star Wars fans, there's two things to note. First is the next entry in the Star Wars Mythos line, the Gammorean Executioner. A hulking 19 inches tall or 1/5 scale, the big green guy will be releasing in March 2013 for US$324.99, but you can pre-order him now. Loving the detail on this piece, especially the base. Finally, if you're collecting from the Star Wars Sixth Scale family, there's the Padawan Obi-Wan Sixth Scale figure. Fully articulated, the 12-inch-tall (1/6-scale) Obi-Wan features a head sculpted and handpainted to look like Ewan McGregor, with the Sideshow Exclusive variant adding a second "lightsaber duel" head to the mix. Both versions come with three sets of hands, two sets of boots, a full Jedi knight outfit based on the one Obi-Wan wore in Episode I, a lightsaber hilt and ignited blade, and a swappable hand that has a battery-powered illumination effect. He releases in February 2013 for US$149.99 [Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles: Obi-Wan Padawan Sixth-Scale (regular, Sideshow Exclusive) | Indiana Jones "Pursuit of the Ark" (regular, Sideshow Exclusive) | Captain Jack Sparrow (Regular, Sideshow Exclusive) | Gamorrean Executioner | Green Lantern (Regular, Sideshow Exclusive)]
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Whether you are an adventurer at heart or want a piece of the Star Wars universe
It's been a while since we've mentioned Sideshow Collectibles' latest offerings, but here we are, with not one, not two, but five different pieces that have recently opened for pre-order. Quite a diverse selection, too, including Star Wars, movies and comic collectibles. Wondering what's new? Hit the jump to find out!

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Can your bank withstand the Hulk maquette's radiation?


Aug 06
// Scarecroodle
The Avengers is coming to DVD and bluray in late September but you have a bit longer to wait if you want this incredible 1:4 scale Hulk maquette based on his movie appearance. Sideshow's Hulk maquette is a bulky 25.5-inches t...
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars


Jul 17
// Andres Cerrato
Sideshow has made a ton of Star Wars goods. In what seems like an infinite amount of merchandise for just about every character in the Star Wars mythos, I imagine it'd be rather difficult to create so many different types of ...
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - Marvel Comics


Jul 16
// Andres Cerrato
The amount of product that Sideshow has at their booth, as you may have noticed, is rather massive. It also fits the theme when looking at what they have produced with their license for the Marvel Universe, as many of the pie...
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - DC Comics


Jul 16
// Andres Cerrato
Let's just start from the top. Sideshow's Legendary Scale Catwoman is just that, legendary. Yes, she is massive and that goes without saying. I just can't imagine bringing this home, not due to objections from the Mrs., but r...
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - Video Game edition


Jul 16
// Andres Cerrato
I'll just get this out of the way first. By far and away, Sideshow Collectibles had the most expansive booth at Comic-Con. It's crazy to think of one company producing so many high-end, amazing pieces, but Sideshow did just t...
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Sideshow's Galactus hungers for your bank account


Jul 11
// Scarecroodle
Mere wallets aren't enough to satiate Sideshow Collectibles' Galactus's hunger. You know, because most people don't carry US$800 around in their wallets. And at a gargantuan 33-inches tall, this maquette understandably has a ...
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Sideshow's Poison Ivy now has a gallery and pre-order


Jul 06
// Andres Cerrato
There was a very positive response here at Tomopop for Sideshow Collectibles' first Premium Format figure of DC Comics' Poison Ivy. She's best described as shapely, voluptuous, villainous, and most importantly, up f...
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Sideshow previews its first DC villainess, Poison Ivy


Jul 03
// Andres Cerrato
Nearly a year ago, Sideshow announced its new partnership with DC Comics to produce new material. For their first piece featuring a DC villainess, they have selected the ever-seductive Poison Ivy. This piece is absolutely gor...
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It's another case of the exclusives, with a new version of Hot Toys' 1/6 Captain America. The release is outfitted with his wear as he dove in at the end of the Captain America- The First Avenger. As always, the detail from H...

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Star Wars Darth Maul Mythos Statue up for pre-order


May 04
// Rio McCarthy
Well, I might be punched in the face by a lot of hardcore Star Wars fans, but even if he wasn't around long, Darth Maul is one of my favorite characters from the Star Wars universe. This Mythos polystone statue shines his lik...
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Creep out your guests with Sideshow's Dren


Apr 23
// Pedro Cortes
While not a cinematic masterpiece by any stretch, Splice was a decent science fiction movie that suffered from a misleading marketing campaign that did it a disservice. Instead of a creepy, Alien-like story of a mutated exper...
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Hot Toys' Captain America figure gets a teaser


Apr 02
// Kristina Pino
Oh hey, it looks like we are going with an Avengers theme today. Next in the line up of 1/6-scale Hot Toys figures for the upcoming movie is Captain America as depicted by Chris Evans. Hawkeye was the previous member in the l...
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Used car? Get yourself a life-sized Darth Malgus instead


Mar 29
// Emily Smalara
So apparently that Darth Malgus that came in the collector's editions of The Old Republic just wasn't enough for some of you. Really? I guess there's a market for wrinkly, Palpatine-esque sith lords, because Sideshow Collecti...
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Cruella DeVil and Genie busts get pre-orders on Sideshow


Mar 29
// Kristina Pino
Two neat-o, nicely detailed busts by Grand Jester studios just went up for pre-order on Sideshow that push all the right buttons for me to pretty much decide my DO WANT for this month. The evil jerk Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmati...
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Sideshow Collectibles combines powers with LEGO


Mar 15
// Kristina Pino
Yesterday's newsletter from Sideshow Collectibles was a very simple affair. It was simply a LEGO logo with the words, "Your Inner Child just got HAPPIER!" (it's the header image.) Yes, you're absolutely correct. Even though I...

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