A one-of-a-kind Shopkins character auctioned off to benefit The Toy Industry Foundation charity has sold for $21,500, according to the foundation.
Moose Toys, the company that makes the Shopkins collectible toy, created a character called Gemma Stone. Despite its name, it doesn’t include any gems.
A weeklong auction that ended Monday drew 118 bids, with the winning bid coming from a fan in Florida. The full price will be donated to the Toy Industry Foundation, a nonprofit that distributes toys to children facing poverty, neglect, illness, abuse and other adversity.See alsoTop toy trends for 2016
More than 100 million Shopkins have sold nationwide. The tiny collectible toys have been a smash hit, especially among young girls. “We are thrilled that something so tiny can make such a big difference” Paul Solomon, co-chief executive of Moose Toys, said in a news release of the one-of-a-kind auction.
Said Jean Butler, executive director of the foundation: “The proceeds from the Gemma Stone auction will allow us to distribute brand-new toys and games to kids who would otherwise go without the magic of play this holiday season.”