Sideshow Collectibles Hopes to Raise $25,000 for Make-a-Wish Foundation
Sideshow Collectibles, maker of the eminently cool and painfully desirable statures, figures and other high quality merchandise based on comics, films and video game characters, is auctioning off select merchandise to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The company, which made everybody in the universe happy last week when it announced that it had obtained the license to manufacture DC Comics merchandise (like a beautiful Premium Format Joker figure), is hoping to raise $25,000 to grant wishes to five children in need.
One-of-a-kind items based on Marvel Comics, Hellboy, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and more are available for bidding right now, and you can learn more about them below.Sideshow typically donates $5,000 annually to Make-a-Wish, which amounts to one wish for a child with a life-threatening condition. This year, the company is keen to go much further and help five sick kids. To that end, Sideshow is auctioning 11 one-of-a-kind items, many of which have been signed by the creators.
As a firm supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation's mission, Sideshow Collectibles President Greg Anzalone states, "We believe in the work that Make-A-Wish is doing, and we're proud to support them. The wishes that they grant are much more than just a fun couple of days to these kids and their families. Wishes allow these kids to set aside their struggle and live their dreams for a day – many times when days are limited."
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This auction is for a rare, Artist Proof sample of the Witch-king of Angmar Statue. The 16" tall polystone statue, depicting the evil minion of Sauron in his 'true form', is from Series Three of Sideshow Collectibles' 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' statue collection. Released in 2003, this statue was limited to a 1,000 piece edition, as well as a small number of Artists Proofs, which were reserved for the movie studio executives, the filmmakers and Sideshow partners. Critical acclaim and Oscar nominations brought this second film world-wide attention and sent the demand for the LOTR: Two Towers collectible line skyrocketing.
This auction is for a highly detailed, Artist Proof Fell Beast and Morgul Lord Statue. The handpainted statue depicts the Morgul Lord atop his winged beast perched on a rocky outcropping. This statue was sought after as it is the only depiction of the Fell Beast in Sideshow's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King statue series. Released in 2003, this statue was limited to a 3,000 piece edition, as well as a small number of Artists Proofs, which were reserved for the movie studio executives, the filmmakers and Sideshow partners. Item has the original color box. Included in this auction is one of the original, year 2003, 6"w x 9"H full color, glossy postcard LOTR collectible advertisments, featuring the Fell Beast.
This auction is for a chance to own one of the most sought after Sideshow Collectibles, an Artist Proof Gandalf the White on Shadowfax statue. This hand painted and crafted item is approximately 22 inches high and made of polystone. It was released in 2004 as part of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' statue collection and was rival to the Ringwraith on Steed statue released from the earlier 'Fellowship' collection. This was a manufacturer's limited edition, which included a small number of Artists Proofs, which were reserved for the movie studio executives, the filmmakers and Sideshow partners. The item has its original color box and original stamped shipper carton.
This auction is for Legolas Greenleaf Statue polystone hand signed by actor Orlando Bloom, who plays the Elven prince of Mirkwood in 'The Lord of the Rings' movies. This twelve inch tall, hand painted statue was released in 2002 as part of Series Two of Sideshow Collectibles' 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' statue collection. Mr. Bloom signed this item across the entire top of the display base allowing the viewer to admire the statue as well as the signature it stands on. Included in this auction is one of the original, year 2001, 6"w x 9"H full color, four page mini Sideshow LOTR collectible catalogs, featuring the Legolas Greenleaf statue. This item comes with its original color box.
This auction is for a limited edition, 14-inch JAWS figure hand signed by actor Richard Kiel, who is best known for playing the steel-toothed assassin that plagued James Bond in 'Moonraker' and 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. This item released in 2003 as part of our James Bond series, features Mr. Kiel's signature across the clear plastic window of the display box. The item has its original color, front flap paneled display box. Included in this auction is one of the original, year 2002, Sideshow 12 inch figure gallery, 2.75"w x 4.25"h, four paneled paper advertisements.
This auction is for a rare treasure, a highly articulated 14-inch Kanamit articulated figure signed by actor Richard Kiel. This figure released in 2002 as apart of our Twilight Zone series features authentic costuming and "To Serve Man" book accessory as well as the actor signature across the clear plastic window of the display box. The item has its original color, front flap paneled display box. Included in this auction is one of the original, year 2003, Sideshow 12 inch Bond figure gallery, 2.75"w x 4.25"h, four paneled paper advertisements.
This auction is for a truly unique, extremely limited, blue finished porcelain tile featuring an artist representation of the Alien Queen, one of the most iconic Sci-fi creatures of all time! The approximately 11"x 11" piece of art is doubly unique as it was created by Lance Henriksen, who also had roles in both films, Aliens and Aliens vs. Predator. This hand created, carefully fired item is approximately 11" x 11" x .5" and features Mr. Henriksen's signature etched into the tile's back. The tile comes in its original craft box with one color printing.
This auction is for a Samaritan Prop Replica, signed by actor Ron Perlman, who plays the title character in the film 'Hellboy'. This Samaritan one to one scale, prop replica edition of 1,000 pieces was released in 2004. This auction item is number 820 of the edition and features the actor's hand signature across the bottom of the item's base and comes in it's original color box and stamped shipping carton. Cool 'Behind the Scenes fact: Sideshow assisted in the creation of the original Samaritan 'beauty' prop used on set as well as the bullet packaging that appears in 'Red's' ammunition trunk!
This auction is for a highly detailed, captivating Artist Proof of "The Curse Is Broken" Beauty and the Beast porcelain statue, which portrays the final magical scene of Bellegetting her Prince. This piece depicts the ensemble of memorable characters and makes for an impressive display with its near 15" in height and its 26"w x 13"d base. This special artist proof is a unique 'must have' for any serious Disney collector!
This auction is for an awesome Marvel bad guy, an Artist Proof of the Doctor Doom Exclusive Premium Format Figure! The item's edition was limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide when it released in 2006 and sold through very quickly due to overwhelming Marvel collector interest. This polystone statue features Dr. Doom seated on his highly detailed and ornate throne, cloaked in his green cloth cape. The exclusive accessory pedestal and chalice are included along with the original color box and shipper carton. This exclusive item is so sought after it is sure to be the signature treasure to any Marvel fan's collection!
This auction is for a one-of-a-kind, color variant prototype of a Darth Talon Premium Format Figure. It is the only Darth Talon variant prototype of this style in existence from Sideshow Collectibles and therefore we had to snatch it out of the tight clutches of our Production department. The figure features light up red saber. Plain foam sheeted base bottom with notations from production team. No color box was ever made.