Written by on November 30, 2011 in Ask Randy, Jedi Council, News, Uncategorized - 1 Comment

Randy here.
Hope you all survived the holidays, whether it be Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Recovery Saturday, End-of-long-weekend Sunday or Cyber Monday. I hope you had good times with friends and family, as I did.

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many people in the toy & collectible industry. And, as I’ve said before, one of the nicest people was Diana Kamahele of Sideshow Toys. She was good & kind person, who more than helped out myself, Toygodd, Umpire and readers here at AFTimes during her time with Sideshow. Her passing was sudden and tragic, especially for her husband and three children, Charlie Jr., Dylan and Keilani. I still can’t believe it’s been five years.

Sideshow continues to honor her memory with a regular auctions of items for her Memorial fund. The money goes to benefit her children’s health and education. The latest one has already begun: Sideshow’s Auction for Diane Kamahele.

Besides the generosity of helping out her family, there are some amazing items and packages for auction. These includes artists’ proofs, one-of-a-kind items and packages of 12″ figures, premium format figures and statues.

Personally, the Redeemed Darth Vader, Incinerator trooper and ALIENS Hot Toys’ 12″ figure package really caught my eye. Take a look and see what catches YOUR eye! The full list is here.

Auction ends December 4th.
I hope you’ll take a look and donate if you can.

We all still miss you, Diane!

Happy Holidays everyone!

About the Author

Randy has been writing about reporting on toys for AFTimes since 1995 and shows no sign of stopping! He's been in all aspects of toys and collecting from retail clerk to toy company adviser, as well as been a toy expert for CNN. He's met Comic Artists to Adult film stars to Navy SEALS, during his time, as well as covered events from SDCC to American International Toy Fair. He also loves movies, so don't be surprised if that comes up too-as well as some movie reviews!


  1. Sliding Lock Man in PA December 1, 2011 at 11:51 am ·

    I may not be able to afford a winning bid on some of the items, but I can sure click on the “donate” link, and I will.

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