Written by on May 27, 2014 in Ask Randy, News - 4 Comments

Randy here. It is with great sadness that I post this.

My father, Richard Gaughen, passed away today.
He was almost 81.

He was a teacher.
He was an artist.
He was an actor.
He was a Marine.

He was someone who made me laugh, made me think, made me dream.
He was someone who took the time to show me how to draw, how to paint a model, how to rappel.
He was someone who encouraged my love of the woods and the ocean.
He was someone who talked & shaped my love of movies, books and television.

He was always an inspiration in all that I’ve ever wanted to do, including the madness that has been ACTION FIGURE TIMES and “Ask Randy”.

I am my father’s son.

I love you, Daddy.

Your son, Andrew


In times like these, I always encourage you to count your blessing and take an extra moment with your family, by both blood and friendship.
It take a moment. It can make your life.

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!

4 Comments on "RANDY REMEMBERS…"

  1. Umpire May 28, 2014 at 12:41 am ·

    I didn’t know the man, but I’ve seen the man he raised, and by all measures he was a very exceptional person. Andrew, I’m saddened by the news and I hope, as I think we all do, that your love and memories can in some small way help you through these times.
    You are your father’s son. You carry him in your heart, your friends can see the impact he had on you. We rue his passing, but celebrate his life.

    Peace my friend,

  2. Sliding Lock Man in PA May 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm ·

    I am very, very sorry to learn about your loss. Your dad sounds like he was the ideal father.

  3. Doober May 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm ·

    You have my deepest sympathy, Randy. From what you wrote all I can say is “What a wonderful father.”

  4. Celtic Pride May 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm ·

    I thank you father for his service to our country, and am very sorry for your loss.

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