Online Auction to Benefit TIF; Kicks off March 14
March 12, 2013 | The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF)
has announced that it will hold a five-day online
auction beginning on Thursday, March 14th at 3 p.m. (Eastern). One
hundred percent of the proceeds will support TIF programs, such as The
Toy Bank, which provides brand new toys to children who are ill,
impoverished, in foster care, living on a military base, or otherwise in
Hosted by eBay Giving Works, the fundraising effort will provide
collectors and kids of all ages with a unique opportunity to own
one-of-a-kind and limited edition toy collectibles. The auction will
conclude promptly at 3 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, March 19.
Details about the items (which can also be viewed on TIF’s
- Limited Edition CHROME Tonka T.S. 4000 Steel Dump
Created following Tonka's 65th anniversary celebration, this
limited edition rare CHROME version of the classic T.S. 4000 Steel Dump
Truck is a must-have for toy vehicle collectors and Tonka lovers!
Measures approximately 14"(length) x 7" (width) x 10" (height) and is
fully functional. Donated by Funrise Toy Corporation.
- Limited Edition Graffiti designed and wrapped Tonka T.S.
4000 Steel Dump Truck
Stores do not carry this limited edition GRAFFITI designed version
of the classic T.S. 4000 Steel Dump Truck. This extremely rare must-have
for toy vehicle collectors and Tonka lovers measures approximately
14"(length) x 7" (width) x 10" (height) and is fully functional.
Decorated by graffiti artist Matte Cherowitzo. Donated by Funrise Toy
- 48” CUSTOM My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Plush
This 4 ft. tall plush item is a one-of-a-kind, custom-made My
Little Pony named Rainbow Dash. Created specifically for this charity
auction by Funrise Toy Corporation, she cannot be bought in stores.
- Two LEGO collector’s items in a packaged
Ole Kirk’s House: Signed by Thomas Kirk
Kristiansen (4th generation of the Kristiansen family, founders of LEGO)
& not sold in stores, this extremely rare LEGO® set, produced in a
limited run for LEGO employees, is a model of Ole Kirk’s House in
Billund, Denmark. Ole Kirk Kristiansen lived in the house with his
family when he founded The LEGO Group in 1932.
LEGO’s Palace Cinema: A highly detailed,
two-story collectible model featuring a sidewalk of the stars, six
minifigures and hard-to-find elements such as a red base plate, and dark
tan, dark red and gold pieces. Be one of the first to own this
To place a bid, visit the Toy Industry
Foundation page on eBay (note: the items will become visible once
the auction has gone live on March 14).
The minimum bid for each item will be posted at $1,000. For more
information, contact TIF’s Marisa