Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toy collectors unite to help Japan

Here's something that toy collectors can do to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Convoy of Hope and The Big Toy Auction are teaming up to hold the "Heroes Give Hope" benefit auction. Donated and created toys, artworks, and more will be auctioned off in a Live Auction event on Sunday, July 10, 2011, starting at 3:00 PM EDT (and 3 AM, Manila Time).

The online catalog allows absentee bidding up to the day of the event. The Big Toy Auction also uses a unique streaming technology to allow bidders to bid real-time on the day of the auction from wherever you are in the world. One hundred percent (yes, all of it!) of the final hammer price of each item sold will go directly to Convoy of Hope for their efforts on the ground in distributing much-needed food and supplies to those affected by the disasters in Japan.

Japan has a special place in the hearts of toy collectors because it is where many iconic toys came from like Pokemon, Gundam, Voltes V, etc. If you're interested to be a donor, you can visit The Big Toy Auction for more details.

So, don't forget to save that date--July 10, 2011 at 3 PM EDT (3 AM, Manila time). It's a great way to get rare finds and help, at the same time.

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