Tag: Auction


by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2011
Last March, Japan experienced one of the most overwhelming national tragedies on record.  In addition to the irreparable loss of life, the overall damage costs exceed $300 billion, marking the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world.  As such, many businesses and organizations across the world…


by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2011
 As a community, toy collectors are known for being a particularly vocal bunch.  When images of Michael Bay’s Transformers movie first surfaced a few years ago, outrage at one Transformers news site was so fierce regarding the signature look of the main Villian Megatron, that ultimately Bay was convinced to change the iconic character to…


by Daniel Pickett
March 2, 2011
Our friends at WETA sent us the following information about some auctions they are running to help benefit the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.  All of the items are signed by the likes of Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and Greg Broadmore. Auctions for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal At Weta Collectibles, we of course follow the developments…


by Daniel Pickett
February 19, 2011
More than 25 years ago, the Hasbro Toy Company forever changed the face of Action Figures with the introduction of the Transformers brand of converting toys.  Because of the unique engineering and styling of these toys, kids no longer had to choose between buying an action figure and buying a toy car or vehicle.  With…


by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2011
An American Hero Grows Up – G.I. Joe gets his Own Live Auction Event! For nearly 50 years, "America’s Movable Fighting Man" has been one of the most loved and top-selling Action Figures, with a strong following  even today.  The GI Joe Brand has managed to stay popular across generations as it reinvents itself in…


by Daniel Pickett
October 22, 2010
One official, fully painted DC Universe Classics Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 2-up prototype figure is be being auctioned right now to benefit the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA!!  This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece of DCUC memorabilia! No DC Universe Classics 2-up prototype has EVER been officially released to the public, so that makes…


by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2010
SOTA’s Ebay Auction for the Blue Lightning Blanka has been created! It has gone live and is available for bidding until 9 am PST February 4th, 2010. Details below: ·        Ebay Auction of the Blue Lightning Blanka, a one-of-a-kind prototype that was never produced beyond the piece that’s going up for auction. ·        All proceeds from the…


by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
SOTA Toys released a newsletter this week (which you can access by clicking here) announcing an Ebay Auction for a Prototype Blue Lightning Blanka Statue, the proceeds of which will go directly to the Red Cross for aid in Haiti. SOTA’s Fearless Leader had the following to say:   Dear friends and colleagues, By now,…


by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
In lieu of the terrible events in Haiti, SOTA Toys has decided to auction a ONE-OFF "Lightning Blanka" prototype to the highest bidder on eBay, with all profits donated to the relief effort. This piece was made during the production of our regular Blanka resin statue, and is the only one of its kind in…


by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2009
Harrison Ford’s Blaster From Blade Runner, Rita Hayworth’s Signature Dress from Gilda, An Original 1931 Frankenstein Movie Poster, Charlton Heston’s Planet of the Apes Costume, Darth Maul’s Lightsaber, The Creature From The Black Lagoon Mask To Highlight Three Million Dollar Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia April 30 and May 1, 2009 Profiles in History Auction to…


by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2008
Dream Halloween is right around the corner. This is a fantastic event where Mattel teams created one-of-a-kind collector items to auction off for Children Affected by Aids. This year, among the spectacular toys are two items we showed off first at San Diego Comic Con, the one-of-a-kind Darth Mater and the second and last publically…


by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2008
Saving the house where Superman was born The newly formed Siegel & Shuster Society is taking action on saving the house where the 17 year old Jerry Siegel created Superman.   You can find out about their mission from the excerpt from writer Brad Meltzer, as well as the youtube video below.   Saving the house where Superman was born By Brad…


by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2008
An extremely rare Karen Cooper Living Dead Doll has been donated to Heaven Sent Bulldogs for a charity auction. Karen Cooper is the name of the young girl who becomes a zombie in the groundbreaking Night Of The Living Dead film. Mezco Toyz, makers of the Living Dead Dolls, had produced a limited number of…


by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
NY- Mezco Toyz, premier toy and collectible manufacturer, is lending a helping hand to those who are less fortunate; bulldogs. In February 2008, Mezco Toyz, the makers of the new Heroes action figures, sent a set of unpainted prototype test shot figures to the legendary 30 Rock (30 Rockefeller center) in NY to be displayed…


by Daniel Pickett
July 13, 2007
Join us in supporting the Diane Kamahele Memorial Fund by bidding on a host of unique items that Sideshow will be auctioning off during Comic Con. Sideshow does not typically eBay its products, nor has it previously sold any pre-production samples. However, the company is dedicated to honoring Diane’s memory by providing a health and…