Silent Auction at TOTY to Benefit TIF

January 24, 2013 | A silent auction with rare, limited edition and one-of-a-kind toys will be held at the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF).

Bid items include: 

  • Limited Edition Chrome Tonka T.S. 4000 Steel Dump Truck, as well as a Limited Edition Graffiti designed and wrapped Tonka T.S. 4000 Steel Dump Truck signed by artist Matte Cherowitzo. Donated by Funrise Toy Corporation.

Tonka Truck Tonka Grafitti Truck

  • A 48” Custom My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Plush. There is nothing “little” about this collector’s item, which cannot be bought in stores! Donated by Funrise Toy Corporation.

Rainbow Dash

  • Ole Kirk’s House, a limited edition item signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen (fourth generation of the Kristiansen family, founders of LEGO) – a dream for any rare toy collector. LEGO’s Palace Cinema, a highly detailed, two-story collectible model featuring a sidewalk of the stars, six minifigured and hard-to-find elements such as a red base plate, and dark tan, dark red and gold pieces. Donated by LEGO.

Kjeld House LEGO 
Palace Cinema

  • The Vincent van Gogh Barbie celebrates van Gogh's influential piece: The Starry Night. The one-of-a-kind doll is hand painted and is considered a premium version of a production edition doll. Her blue-toned satin dress features the painting print, with encrusted canary and black Swarovski gemstones. Comes with a certificate of authenticity; donated by Mattel.

Van Gogh Barbie

The minimum bid for each item will be posted at $1,000 (with the exception of Vincent van Gogh Barbie, minimum bid $2,500). TOTY tickets can be purchased online; for more information about the Toy Industry Foundation and its mission to bring play into the lives of underprivileged children, visit or contact TIF (646.454.5581).