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 Rafael Torres. Rafael is a huge Batman fan, and his collection shows it. In fact his collection focuses strictly on the world of the Caped Crusader. From statues to action figures and few things in between, Mr. Torres has curated an excellent collection of Batman merchandise.
Check out more about Rafael and his collection below!
DCCollectors: How did you get into collecting DC toys and what was your first DC toy/collectible?
Rafael Torres: I got into collecting DC Comics toys when I was 13 years of age. The Hot wheels 1989 batmobile was the first.
DCCollectors: How many pieces are in your collection?
Rafael Torres: If I had to count them all, it would be around 86-90 pieces.
DCCollectors: If you could only choose one item to keep, which one would it be?
Rafael Torres: My 1970’s Mego Batgirl signed by Yvonne Craig.
DCCollectors: What is the one item that you really want to add to your collection?
Rafael Torres: The one item I would really like to add would be a Mego 1970 Riddler action figure.
DCCollectors: What piece of advice do you have for those just starting their collections?
Rafael Torres: Some advice would be to collect what makes you happy. Collect what you feel like is the next missing piece of the puzzle to completing your collection. Do it out of passion not popularity or hype.
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.
Rafael Torres: Every piece in my collection has a unique story and that’s what makes it special. One in particular is meeting the 1960’s Batman television series’ Yvonne Craig “Batgirl”. Her love and the stories she shared with her fans and myself about the show is something unforgettable.
Check out the gallery below, for a more in-depth look at the collection of Rafael Torres!
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