Welcome to the DCCollectors collection spotlight, where we showcase one of your DC-themed collections! Whether it is a fan just starting out with a small collection, to some of the largest collections in the world, there is always something you can learn from looking at other’s collections. You might find a new way to display something, or maybe even see something you did not know existed!
Today’s focus is on the collection of Rowan Mills. Rowan has a very nice collection of vintage and modern Batman collectibles (with a little Superman and Aquaman thrown in for good measure). His love for Batman and the DC Universe is clearly evident in this collection. From classic Mego Pocket Heroes, to action figures on store shelves today, you can find a little bit of everything in his collection.
Check out more about Rowan and his collection below!
DCCollectors: How did you get into collecting DC toys and what was your first DC toy/collectible?
Rowan Mills: After meeting my partner and moving in together, while unpacking I found some of my childhood Batman toys, I put my Toy-Biz Batrope Batman and a few other figures on display, I stepped back and I was in awe! This reignited my love of the DC Universe and started me on my collecting journey.
DCCollectors: How many pieces are in your collection?
Rowan Mills: 1,607 at last count.
DCCollectors: If you could only choose one item to keep, which one would it be?
Rowan Mills: My Batman #6 comic book.
DCCollectors: What is the one item that you really want to add to your collection?
Rowan Mills: The Hot Toys TDK The Joker Bank Robber 2.0.
DCCollectors: What piece of advice do you have for those just starting their collections?
Rowan Mills: Check for faults. OP shops and markets are great for finding small pieces. Always negotiate and always wear cotton gloves when handling toys.
DCCollectors: Do you have an interesting story regarding the collection, such as meeting someone famous while shopping for your toys, or a super deal you got on something? Something along those lines.
Rowan Mills: My partner and I were rummaging through boxes of toys at a local market, and my partner alerted me to something she found. I went over to have a look, and discovered she was holding a Corgi 267 1966 Batmobile in great condition. I asked the market stall holder how much she wanted for the car, and she said $1 will do. I said are you sure?! She said it’s just an old toy car $1 will be fine.
Check out the gallery below, for a more in-depth look at the collection of Rowan Mills!
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