I have to inform you about a great initiative by Troy Stith. I took the text from his blog.
I hope me and Dedo will have the honor to partecipate giving two of our toys.
[By now I'm sure all of you have heard of the terrible destruction that has rocked Japan. I also know that some of you have probably already donated to the Red Cross Earthquake/Tsunami relief fund, but I thought we toy makers could help out as well. Seeing that many of our favorite characters and toys come from and or have been inspired by Japanese influences.
This is where all of the Kaiju customizers and other toy customziers come into play. Since the homeland of our passion has been struck with disaster, it's time for us to stand up and raise money for the country with our creations. I'd like to get as many customs as possible from creators around the world to sell off for a large donation to the relief fund. One piece from an artist is enough, but if you feel like you'd like to contribute more feel free. It doesn't have to be a new piece either, anything you'd like to contribute is fine.
Once I get a handle on the amount of toys we'll have for sale, I'll put together an online shop for people to buy them. All of the proceeds will go directly to the relief fund.
If you're interested please leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if anyone knows of a better organization to donate the money to other than the Red Cross, please let me know and we'll look into donating to that fund instead. I know that the Red Cross can be slow to distribute the money, so I want to make sure our donations end up in the right hands.]