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Capturing Archetypes Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art


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Product Description

CAPTURING ARCHETYPES, VOLUME 3 is a loving homage to the fandoms that Sideshow Collectibles represents. Featuring iconic and universally beloved characters from Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and others, this deluxe art book celebrates Sideshow Collectibles’ astonishing ability to capture the essence of archetypal characters in its phenomenal sculptures. Implementing classical sculptural techniques and the latest technology in digital rendering, each piece featured in Capturing Archetypes, Volume 3 is created with the passion, devotion, and enthusiasm of true fans. So peer into the modern-day renaissance studio of Sideshow Collectibles, and be amazed!

Editorial Reviews

RedOrbit: “I have been privileged to hold many beautiful art books ranging from the art of movies, to the art of book covers, to the art of paleoartists. None have been as visually stunning as Capturing Archetypes.”

The Film Reel: “The book is absolutely stunning, as is the work from Sideshow Collectibles, and there’s very little getting in the way of displaying these pieces within the book . . . Is Capturing Archetypes Worth Reading? Absolutely, especially for collectors. Sideshow Collectibles create the best statues around, with incredible detail, and this book allows everybody to enjoy an up close and personal look at the figures. That way, you can keep people from poking through all your own collectibles.”

Blurppy: “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 over 200 pages featuring stunning photos of Sideshow Collectibles impressive portfolio and is a MUST have for fans of pop culture.”

About the Author

Sideshow Collectibles, Author: Sideshow Collectibles® is a California-based specialty creator of licensed and proprietary collectible products. A talented team of renowned illustrators, sculptors, experienced model makers, painters, and costumers, Sideshow artisans are regularly distinguished for achieving a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena.

Guillermo del Toro, Contributor: Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.

Tom Gilliland, Introduction: Tom Gilliland has led the creative direction of Sideshow Collectibles for the last 17 years. A head full of D&D and heavy metal imagery, coupled with a near-death experience, have formed the genesis of Tom's exploration of the darker aspects of heroism, along with an appreciation for the twisted and subversive. All these elements were paramount in his creation of the world of Court of the Dead.