One of the first people to treat this site as one of the big guys was Joe Moscone, who at the time was in charge of PR for Hasbro. Over the years he has been a friend of the site and although he has moved on from Hasbro, he is still active in the toy community. Using his extensive collection he has helped raise money for the Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation. We just the word that this year’s auctions are live and we have an update from Joe.
Since 2010, I have led a small group of friends—we call ourselves the New Jersey Grabowskis—in fundraising for the foundation through a variety of local community and social media tactics. Last year, my girlfriend Caitlin and I introduced the charity toy auction into the fray in an attempt to take our fundraising efforts to the next level—and boy did it ever!
My team has now raised more than $90,000 since we began seven years ago, and as we enter the homestretch of this year’s fundraising campaign, we’re hoping that you can help us elevate our fundraising once again by helping us drive more traffic and potential buyers to our eBay auctions.
Unlike last year, when we posted a dozen or so items a week across a month or so, this year we’ve posted everything (30+ items) all at once. IT’S LIVE NOW! And the auctions end this Monday, June 13th!
100% of the money raised from these auctions is donated to Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, an incredible organization devoted to providing hospitals, doctors and scholars across the nation the resources necessary to treat and enrich the lives of those affected by various forms of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Here is the list of everything offered this year, and there are some gems in the bunch for those who missed out on some of these great figures over the years.
- Sealed Case – Mezco Toyz RARE 7” Hellboy II Action Figures
- SDCC 2012 Hasbro Exclusive RARE Hollywood Jem and The Holograms Doll
- TRU Exclusive 2006 Transformers Robots In Disguise Soundwave w/ Laserbeak and Ravage
- Mr. Potato Head – Marvel Iron Man 2 “Tony Starch”
- G.I. Joe 25th Ann. Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank w/ Driver
- Hasbro Indiana Jones 3.75” Raiders Of The Lost Ark Indiana Jones action figure
- Star Wars Celebration V 2010 Hasbro Exclusive 3.75” 4-LOM & Zuckuss figure set
- Starting Lineup 1990 Series – NFL Christian Okoye Kansas City Chiefs figure
- Starting Lineup 1990 Series – MLB Bo Jackson figure Kansas City Royals figure
- SDCC 2014 Hasbro Exclusive Mighty Muggs ROM figure
- Transformers BotCon 2005 Exclusive Decepticon Skywarp figure
- Transformers Mighty Muggs G1 Prowl
- Hasbro Star Wars 30th Ann. Commemorative Coin
- Target Exclusive Star Wars 3.75” Utapau Shadow Trooper action figure
- My Little Pony 3-Pack Mini Figurines – Lotus Blossom, Zecora and Pinkie Pie
- POP! Vinyl Funko Figure – Maleficent
- G.I. Joe 25th Ann. Hasbro Collectible Playing Cards Deck
- ‘Transformers Animated’ Hasbro Convention Staff Mechanic Shirt (circa ’08)
- Star Wars The Original Trilogy series 3.75” Darth Vader action figure
- SDCC 2012 Disney Vinylmation So Tasty Cotton Candy Figure w/ Jerk Paper Hat
- Star Wars Hasbro 3.75” Boba Fett Prototype Armor (White) action figure
- Tooth Tunes Star Wars Electronic Tooth Brush
- SDCC 2010 Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Spider-Man Movie Spidey Suit action figure
- Star Wars Mighty Muggs Boba Fett
- Hasbro Star Wars Father’s Day 2-Pack w/ Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader
- Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Universe 3.75” Old Man Logan action figure
- SDCC 2006 Hasbro Exclusive Star Wars 3.75” 501st Legion Stormtrooper action figure
- SDCC 2007 Hasbro Exclusive G.I. Joe 3.75” “Pimp Daddy Destro” action figure (Gold Head)
- SDCC 2007 Hasbro Exclusive Star Wars 3.75” Ralph McQuarrie Obi-Wan & Yoda action figure set
- SDCC 2009 Hasbro Exclusive Star Wars 3.75” Legacy Collection Luke Skywalker (“Smiling Luke”) action figure
- SDCC 2013 Hasbro Exclusive My Little Pony DJ Pon-3 figure
- SDCC 2008 Hasbro Exclusive G.I. Joe 3.75” Cobra Commander action figure (Blue Suit)