Mattel Auctions one-of-a-kind CARS, Hot Wheels and Polly Pocket items for Charity.
October 22, 2007

Mattel has sent us information on a very special auction of a CARS product diorama being auctioned off for the annual Children Affected by AIDS Foundation "4 kids" event .

CAAF is an organization that raises money for children affected by AIDS. Every year Mattel donates several one-of-a-kind toy to be auctioned off. This year one of those items is a CARS collector case.  Several other one of a kind items are listed below.

The event is called the Dream Halloween. It will be held Saturday, October 27 from 5pm to 8:30pm at Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Air Hanger. (3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405)

Jamie Lee Curtis will be the celebrity host and the event will be chaired by Bob Eckert CEO of Mattel and Jerry Storch CEO of Toys R Us.

For more information please go to: and click on “events” to get more information on the Los Angeles event. You can be present in person or call in a bid over the phone.


Collectible Toy Auction Featuring:

  • One-of-a-kind doll created in the likeness of Teri Hatcher
  • One-of-a-kind HOT WHEELS® made with actor, Jason Priestley
  • One-of-a-kind Polly Pocket™ doll in the likeness of Andrea Bowen
  • One-of-a-kind, Kid-Sized HOT WHEELS® Custom Power WHEELS® Vehicle. 


Here is information about the CARS display case: 


Size 32” H x 32” W x 6” D, Weight Approx. 20-30 lbs. Holds 70 slots for up to 75-80 cars.

Holds two Exclusive deco McQueen CARS. – a Red Rangsburg Lightning McQueen and a Dinoco Blue Rangsburg McQueen.

Cars One of a Kind Charity Auction Blue McQueen Charity Exclusive Red McQueen

In addition this set will contain early releases of 2008 CARS die cast characters, Not Chuck, Security SUV, Richard Clayton Kensington, Piston Cup Tow Truck, Pit Crew Guido, and Pit Crew Ramone.


CARS logo cut from solid Aluminum Billet. Case will be lit.

Signed by Pixar’s John Lasseter.

Wood Billboard frame.

Free standing base or can be hung on wall.

More than $300 dollars worth of Die Cast cars.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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