Sideshow Collectibles Announce the Auction of Unique Collectibles to Support Diane Kamahele's Children
July 13, 2007

Join us in supporting the Diane Kamahele Memorial Fund by bidding on a host of unique items that Sideshow will be auctioning off during Comic Con. Sideshow does not typically eBay its products, nor has it previously sold any pre-production samples. Examples of Auctions itemsHowever, the company is dedicated to honoring Diane’s memory by providing a health and education benefit to her children, which is, of course, an ongoing concern.

The Sideshow team has selected a wide range of items that should excite collectors from each of the major genre’s that we sell product for: Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and super heroes. The product selected includes Artist Proofs and pre-production samples from a wide variety of licensed properties. All of the AP’s are noted as such on their base bottoms, while each of the pre-production samples have unique characteristics that are called out on the auction pages.

The auctions will take place from July 23rd to Aug 2nd 2007 and we will be announcing the specific auction items in next week’s Sideshow newsletter.

Please help us to help Diane’s kids by adding one of these truly unique items to your collection.

Greg Anzalone
C.E.O. Sideshow, Inc.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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