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August 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 8


TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Sideshow Collectibles

Authenticity Takes Time

By Alison Marek
August 2009

Unlike other manufacturers who rely exclusively on laser scans and digital-wax outputs to create character likenesses, Sideshow Collectibles still hires artists to individually sculpt 90 percent of the faces and bodies for its action figures and collectibles. Scott Klauder, production manager for Sideshow, explained the production process to TDmonthly Magazine. In the nearly two years that pass from inception to release, it requires everything from using actors and staff to model poses, to obtaining authentic clothing and props to ensure absolute likenesses.

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History of Sideshow

 

Scott also shared some of the unique solutions Sideshow’s staff has devised for problems such as breakage during shipping, and told why polystone is the ideal material to use for dioramas and larger figures.

Watch TDmonthly’s interviews with Scott to hear more about how Sideshow works, from the inside out. Then, scroll down to watch videos of the company’s most recent collectibles.

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Sideshow Staff

 

Production Process

Studio Partnerships

Release Schedule

Buyer Demographics

Mimizing Breakage

Typical Dealer



Here are some of the latest releases from Sideshow Collectibles:

Products demonstrated by Cecily Gambrell and Scott Klauder. Dinosaur “microphone holder” provided by Safari Ltd. Videography by Alison Marek. Editing, graphics and effects by Trevin Matcek.

Darth Vader by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Darth Vader by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe Darth Vader 12" Figure features a fully articulated all-new unique male body with 30+ points of articulation; shin, shoulder, mantle and groin armor; breastplate with chest box, outer cape with chain clasp,  interchangeable hands and a 12" Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo. (Watch the Darth Vader Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $124.99; Age: 12 and Up)


Star Wars - Clone Trooper by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Star Wars - Clone Trooper by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow is pleased to announce that Medicom Toy Corporation has granted 1,000 pcs of the 12" RAH Clone Trooper figure for the US market. The figure is highly authentic and film accurate, and ready to take life on your shelf in any dynamic pose that you desire. Medicom Toy's RAH body is one of the most articulated 12" figure bodies available, capable of nearly any pose that the human (or superhero) body can achieve.Each Clone Trooper figure includes interchangeable hands and a display base, and comes packaged in a beautiful window display box. (Watch the Star Wars - Clone Trooper Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $149.99; Age: 12 and Up)


Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThis second-chance release of the Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark 12" figure features a 12" male body with 30+ points of articulation, authentic likeness of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an alternate head with hat permanently attached, hat with fabric lining, coiled bullwhip, articulated bullwhip, sandbag, satchel, idol, two sets of  interchangeable gloved hands, two sets of interchangeable bare hands, and a display base with the Indiana Jones logo.  This is a limited edition of 7,500 pieces. (Watch the Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $89.99; Age: 12 and Up)


Raiders of the Lost Ark - Henry Jones by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Henry Jones by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow is pleased to announce that Lucasfilm Ltd. And Medicom Toy Corporation have granted Sideshow Collectibles the ability to import the 12" RAH Indiana Jones figures. These outstanding 1:6 scale figures are of the highest quality and detail, ready to take life on a shelf in any dynamic pose that is desired. Medicom Toys RAH body is one of the most articulated 12-inch figure bodies available, capable of nearly any pose that the human body can achieve. (Watch the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Henry Jones Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $149.99; Age: 12 and Up)


GI Joe - Snake Eyes by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

GI Joe - Snake Eyes by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe Snake Eyes 12" Figure features a fully articulated male (prometheus) body with 30+ points of articulation and accessories such as a SPIE Rig harness and Pistol Belt, 9mm Sub-Machine Gun with Single Point Sling and Carabineer, MK-23 Pistol Holster w/ Suppressor pouch, Special Ops LAV (Light Assault Vest) and a Tanto Fighting Knife. The figure also comes with a 12" display base featuring the G.I. Joe logo. It comes in a limited edition of 3500. This item is sold out in the US and EU. (Watch the GI Joe - Snake Eyes Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $119.99; Age: 12 and Up)


GI Joe - Storm Shadow by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

GI Joe - Storm Shadow by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe Storm Shadow 12" figure has numerous features, including a fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, Storm Shadow masked portrait, Storm Shadow unmasked portrait, quiver with bow and arrows, Ninja stars and a long sword with scabbard. It's a limited edition of 2000 pieces. This piece is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date: September 2009.
   (Watch the GI Joe - Storm Shadow Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $119.99; Age: 12 and Up)


Recon at Waypoint 12 with Timber by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Recon at Waypoint 12 with Timber by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThis snowy rubble environment provides a detailed backdrop for 12" figure display. Each piece is cast in heavyweight polystone, then handpainted and hand-finished to Sideshow's exacting standards. Timber features a snow-patch display stand designed to lend him a little extra support, and each set is complete with a COBRA case accessory.  Snake Eyes and Cobra Trooper figures sold separately. Limited edition 750. Launch date: 4Q 2009. (Watch the Recon at Waypoint 12 with Timber Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $129.99; Age: 12 and Up)


GI Joe - Cobra Trooper by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

GI Joe - Cobra Trooper by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe Cobra Trooper 12" figure features a fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, Cobra Trooper portrait with facemask, AK 74 with folding stock and sheathed bayonet, canteen with fabric cover, 3 sets of  interchangeable gloved hands and a 12" display base with G.I. Joe logo. It's a limited edition of 2000 pieces. It is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date: September 2009. (Watch the GI Joe - Cobra Trooper Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $99.99; Age: 12 and Up)


Cobra Commander by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Cobra Commander by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThis limited-edition of 3,000 Cobra Commander 12" figure has numerous features, including a Fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, hooded Cobra Commander portrait, dagger with scabbard and chain, Cobra Commander gun, 3 sets of interchangeable gloved hands and 12-inch display base with the G.I. Joe logo. This product is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date: (Watch the Cobra Commander Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $99.99)


Tyrannosaurus Rex vs.Triceratops Diorama by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs.Triceratops Diorama by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESInstinct and survival, the final moments play out...Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you the premier piece in the Sideshow's Dinosauria collectible line, the Tyrannosaurus Rex VS Triceratops Diorama. This dynamic diorama captures the primordial duel as these ancient animals of the Cretaceous Period clash, hunter and prey. Designed with the insight of renowned paleoartists, each diorama is cast in high-quality polystone, hand finished and hand painted to exacting standards. The Tyrannosaurus Rex VS Triceratops Diorama is an impressive museum quality piece, an outstanding addition to any display. Product measures 12" H (304.8mm) x 8" W (203.2mm) x 12" L (304.8mm) and weighs 8 pounds. (Watch the Tyrannosaurus Rex vs.Triceratops Diorama Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $249.99; Age: 14 and Up)


Shades of Mordor - Ringwraith Diorama by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Shades of Mordor - Ringwraith Diorama by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow Collectibles is proud to announce the latest addition to the series of The Lord of the Rings collectibles, the 'Shades of Mordor' - Ringwraith Diorama. This detailed diorama captures five thralls of Sauron as they eagerly draw closer to the One Ring of power. Each piece is cast in high quality polystone, hand-finished and hand-painted to exacting standards. Magnetic features hold the Ringwraiths in place atop an imbedded metal plate within the base that allows for customized placement of each shrouded figure. (Watch the Shades of Mordor - Ringwraith Diorama Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $299.99; Age: 14 and Up)


Boromir Legendary Scale Bust by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Boromir Legendary Scale Bust by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow Collectibles proudly presents the Boromir Legendary Scale Bust, a fantastic new addition to The Lord of the Rings series. With sword drawn, the Son of Denethorn sounds the Horn or Gondor signaling the armies of his people to aid in the War of the Ring. Each piece is individually hand painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Launch date: 4Q 2009. (Watch the Boromir Legendary Scale Bust Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $199.99; )


300 - King Leonidas by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

300 - King Leonidas by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe King Leonidas Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality piece. Leonidas stands strong and proud atop the display base, spear in hand, capturing the valor of the fearless king as he leads the 300 into battle. Each piece is cast in high-quality polystone, then hand-painted and hand-finished. The figure is dressed with a real fabric cape, and faux-leather belt, and the base is individually hand-numbered for authenticity. Note: Leonidas depicted in the video is a Sideshow Exclusive. (Watch the 300 - King Leonidas Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $274.99; )


John Wayne - Flying Tigers Pilot by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

John Wayne - Flying Tigers Pilot by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow Collectibles is proud to join the John Wayne Estate to bring you the finest, most detailed John Wayne collectible figures available today. The Duke is costumed as an iconic military aviator, clothed in detailed and well-tailored fabric garments. The figure is hand cast in high quality polystone, and each piece is hand painted to exacting standards. It measures  20" H (508mm) x 9" W (228.6mm) x 6" D (152.4mm). (Watch the John Wayne - Flying Tigers Pilot Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $249.99; )


Terminator - T-800 by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Terminator - T-800 by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe T-800 Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality piece. Grenade launcher in hand, the Terminator stands 22 inches tall atop the display base. Each piece is cast in high-quality polystone, then hand-painted and hand-finished. The figure is dressed in an amazing miniature replica of the costume constructed of real fabrics, and the base is individually hand-numbered in a limited edition of 750 for authenticity. The T-800 measures 22" H (558.8mm) x 9.5" W (241.3mm) x 9.5" D (241.3mm) and weighs 12 lbs. (Watch the Terminator - T-800 Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $319.99; )


Planet Hulk: Green Scar vs. Silver Savage by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Planet Hulk: Green Scar vs. Silver Savage by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe latest to join Sideshow's line of Marvel collectibles is the Planet Hulk: Green Scar VS Silver Savage Diorama. This dynamic scene is inspired by the cover of Incredible Hulk #95, drawn by Ladronn, with the two gladiators captured in the heat of battle. The Planet Hulk: Green Scar VS Silver Savage Diorama is cast in heavy-weight, high-quality polystone, then hand-finished and hand-painted to exacting standards. Each piece is individually hand-numbered, then packaged in a durable foam shipping interior and beautiful full color box. (Watch the Planet Hulk: Green Scar vs. Silver Savage Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $299.99; )


Ghost Rider on Throne by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Ghost Rider on Throne by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow Collectibles and Marvel Comics are proud to present the Ghost Rider on Throne Comiquette! Straight from the cover of the Ghost Rider Finale #94, this expertly sculpted Comiquette depicts Ghost Rider as the ruler of the Nether Realm. Cast in high-quality polystone, hand finished and hand painted to exacting standards, the Ghost Rider on Throne Comiquette is a museum quality piece, ready to take a place of honor in your own hall of heroes. It's a limited edition of 750 pieces. It measures 15" H (381mm) x 13" W (330.2mm) x 8" D (203.2mm) and weighs 10 lbs. (Watch the Ghost Rider on Throne Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $199.99; )


Iron Spider-Man by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Iron Spider-Man by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESSideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Iron Spider-Man Comiquette, the latest addition to our Marvel Collectibles line. This stunning figure includes a meticulously detailed base featuring intricate stonework mixed into the rubble. The Iron Spider-Man Comiquette is cast in high quality polystone, hand painted and hand finished to exacting standards.It is released in a ilmited edition of 1,250. It measures  24" H (609.6mm) x 14" W (355.6mm) x 17" D (431.8mm) and weighs 26 lbs. (Watch the Iron Spider-Man Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $289.99; )


Classic Iron Man by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

Classic Iron Man by SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLESThe latest to join Sideshow's line of Marvel collectibles is the Classic Iron Man Comiquette. The 1:4 scale comiquette features the classic comic book costume, harkening back to the root of Tony Stark's bold spirit and patriotism. Each piece is hand cast in highest quality polystone and hand finished to Sideshow's exacting standard. Adorned in his trademark red and gold armor and finished with a dazzling and realistic looking metallic paint, Iron Man stands tall and proud flying the flag of his country. The Classic Iron Man Comiquette is an outstanding addition to any collection, a stunning representation of old Shellhead in all his glory. Flag assembly instructions are downloadable. It comes in a limited edition of 750. Note: Video depicts a Sideshow Exclusive version of Classic Iron Man. (Watch the Classic Iron Man Video Watch Video) 7/8/2009 (MSRP: $324.99; )






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