VERNON HILLS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 1999-- Just in time for graduation, Furby fans will have the chance to own the very first Special Limited Edition Graduation Furby. Tiger Electronics, the manufacturer of Furby, is teaming up with Yahoo!® Auctions (http://auctions.yahoo.com) and the Hasbro Children's Hospital to offer an online charity auction.
Through June 7, people can bid on the first Graduation Furby in the series, as well as four additional Furbys - versions 45, 46, 47 and 48. Each highly-collectible Graduation Furby has black and white fur and is outfitted with a graduation cap. Each is numbered 1-250,000 and come in a specially colored box with a Special Edition Gold Seal. Visitors can now visit Yahoo! Auctions at http://auctions.yahoo.com to bid for the popular animatronic pet. All proceeds will benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital.
``We are thrilled to provide the first Graduation Furby to help benefit such a tremendous cause. Since the original launch of Furby last October, our furry friend has warmed the hearts of millions of children. Reaching out to kids is what Furby is all about,'' said Marc Rosenberg, Tiger's vice president, corporate communications.
This is not the first time that Tiger, Yahoo! Auctions and Hasbro Children's Hospital have collaborated. This past holiday season, the Hasbro Children's Hospital was one of the beneficiaries of a 10 day-long charity auction on Yahoo! Auctions in December in which 500 Furbys were auctioned, totaling $55,000 for the hospital.
``Furby enthusiasts and collectors are very active within our growing Yahoo! Auctions' community,'' said Rich Godwin, brand manager for Yahoo! Auctions. ``We are thrilled to be able to work with Tiger again to give Furby fans a rare opportunity to own the first Graduation Furby and at the same time raise awareness and support the valuable efforts of the Hasbro Children's Hospital.''
The Yahoo! Charity Auctions program is part of the Yahoo! global network (Nasdaq: YHOO - news), and Yahoo! Auctions, which is a free person-to-person interactive commerce marketplace offering convenient access to more than 240,000 simultaneous daily auctions and over 2,000 different categories such as: Toys & Games, Arts & Entertainment, Antiques & Collectibles, Computers & Software, Electronics and Cameras. The Yahoo! Charity Auctions program is a service dedicated to the ongoing support of non-profit organizations. All proceeds from the Yahoo! Charity Auction program are donated directly to the specified charity.
Hasbro Children's Hospital is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital.
About Tiger Electronics, Ltd.
Tiger Electronics, Ltd., a division of Hasbro, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of innovative electronic toys and games for the whole family. Tiger's core products and brands include: Sports Feel(TM) Games, Furby®, game.com®.pocket pro(TM) portable video gaming system, Lazer Tag®, Talkboy(TM) sound novelty toys, and a complete line of electronic family games such as Brain Shift®, Brain Warp®, Wheel of Fortune(TM) and Jeopardy!(TM) Tiger is a leader in licensed electronic favorites, featuring such titles as Star Wars®, NASCAR®, WCW/NWO®, Rugrats®, A Bugs Life®, Winnie the Pooh® and many more.
Hasbro (ASE:HAS - news) is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys, games, interactive software, puzzles and infant products. Both internationally and in the U.S., its Playskool® , Kenner®, Tonka®, OddzOn®, Super Soaker®, Milton Bradley®, Parker Brothers®, Tiger(TM), Galoob® and Hasbro Interactive(TM) products, provide children and families with the highest quality and most recognizable toys and games in the world.
Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Tiger Electronics, Inc. Marc Rosenberg/Lana Simon 847/913-8100
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