Sideshow Collectibles San Diego Comic Con booth probably has the most pictures and videos made of any location on the con floor. That is completely justified as their action figures and polystone statues are very high quality and extremely detailed. Their products should be considered an investment rather than a purchase.
Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of movie, film, television, and proprietary collectible figures, statues, and high end pieces. Sideshow Collectibles started 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. They started with the Universal Classic Monsters 8″ Action Figure license sold through mass market retailers. Next they created items in the sixth scale format. These were sold through specialty markets. Once they started in the specialty market Sideshow switched their name from “toys” to “collectibles”.
Sideshow features properties from 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. Sideshow is widely recognized as a quality manufacturer.
Sideshow Collectibles is also the exclusive distributor of Hot Toys collectible figures in the United States, North and South America, Europe, Australia, and throughout most Asian countries.