SOTA Toys - Lightning Blanka PROTOTYPE Auction for Haiti Relief!


#1

UPDATE 2/1/10
Auction is live!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170437372130
Or, eBay ID: 170437372130

Happy bidding!

UPDATE 1/26/10
Updates are in post #6.

Greetings fellow forum junkies!

In light of the terrible events in Haiti, SOTA Toys has decided to auction this ONE-OFF prototype to the highest bidder on eBay, with all profits donated to the relief effort. This piece was a prototype produced during the production of our Blanka Resin Statue, and looks absolutely fabulous. Included with the statue will be a certificate of authenticity verifying the rarity of the piece. A true collector’s item, as it is the only one in existence.

The auction will begin on February 1st, 2010. Stay tuned to our News Page for information relating to the auction, or check back with this thread!

Best,
AJ
SOTA Toys


#2

Woah pretty sweet. Wish i had the cash for that.


#3

You never know, it is eBay after all…

By the way, we’re paying for the shipping costs as well.


#4

I’m just too broke to support. But that is nuts. Great work.


#5

Hey what a neat idea. Thanks for doing this.


#6

Our Ebay Auction for the Blue Lightning Blanka has been created! It wont be accessible until it goes live (i.e. once people are allowed to bid on it) but the eBay Auction Id has been created and confirmed!

Cliff notes below:

     Ebay Auction of the [Blue Lightning Blanka](http://www.sotatoys.com/pastprojects.php?product=LightningBlanka), a one-of-a-kind prototype that was never produced beyond the piece thats going up for auction.

     All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Red Cross for aid in Haiti.

     Shipping will be paid for by SOTA Toys.

     Ebay Auction Id: **170437372130**

     Auction will go live at 9:00 AM (PST) on Monday, February 1st 2010.

     Once the auction is live we will post a newsletter with a direct link to the auction.

     Images of the Blue Lightning Blanka are available [here](http://www.sotatoys.com/pastprojects.php?product=LightningBlanka).

     The newsletter corresponding to this mailer is [here](http://sotatoys.com/newsletters/01-25-10%20Ebay%20Auction/01-25-10_Ebay_Auction.html).

     Well send an announcement with a direct link to the Auction in 6 days, once the auction is live.

Thank you for your continued efforts and support,

The Crew @ SOTA Toys


#7

That’s awesome of you guys to do this…But when are you guys going to make Deejay? I want Deejay to complete my ST collection!


#8

Just a quick vocabulary FYI, the phrase “in lieu” means “instead” or “in replacement.”

The phrase,

means “instead of the terrible events in Haiti.”

And while I wish you meant that selling a Blanka action figure could somehow undo the earthquake, I have a feeling you just used the wrong expression.

Perhaps you meant “in light of?”

…seriously.


#9

We no longer have the license for producing Street Fighter action figures, unfortunately. NECA now has it. :sad:

My mistake. Post has been edited.


#10

This looks pretty damn sweet. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for this. Hope it doesn’t blow past my price range.

-DJ-


#11

Auction is live!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170437372130

Or, eBay ID: 170437372130

Happy bidding!


#12

so it says the profit will be donated to charity.

how much of this sale will be considered profit??


#13

Up to $920 with 2 days left! Think we can pass $1000?

100%.


#14

Less than 10 minutes left!

Finally broke $1000!


#15

Congratulations to the winner!! And thanks to everyone who helped make this as big of a success as it was. We don’t want everyone to leave empty-handed, however. As a token of our gratitude, those who bid on the item but didn’t win will receive a 15% off coupon for any purchase on our site. They will be contacted through eBay with the coupon included.

Again, congrats and many thanks to the winner, and to everyone who participated!

-AJ
SOTA Toys


#16

Cool statue. didn’t know about it until after it sold. Not like I could have afforded it.