Buffalo Toy Sale to donate to local charities

Jason Hebert presents a toy to Marines representing Toys for Tots.  Camp Good Days and Make-a-Wish are also represented. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Jason Hebert presents a toy to Marines representing Toys for Tots.  Camp Good Days and Make-a-Wish are also represented. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – A West Seneca man is bringing the holiday spirit to the Millennium Hotel with his company’s toy sale and donation campaign.

Jason Hebert of Truckload Toys, Inc is hosting the first ever Buffalo Toy Sale from Thursday, December 14th – Saturday, December 16th at the Millennium Hotel from Noon-7 pm.

 “I see other ones in other cities, Buffalo doesn’t really have one and I just want to make it better than anyone else,” said Mr. Hebert.

Mr. Hebert is donating $250 each to Toys for Tots, Camp Good Days, and Make-a-Wish.  You can also purchase a toy and drop it off at one of the three donation bins for the charities.

There is also a chance for shoppers to win $1,000 in toys.  Mr. Hebert is also giving $1,000 in toys to the winner’s charity of choice.

Mr. Hebert buys liquidations from toy manufacturer Mattel and sells to wholesalers, eBay stores, and the general public.

“Our goal is to break that barrier and create an open marketplace for everybody.”

You’ll find brand new toys in the original packaging marked way down from the retail price.  Prices range from $0.50 for a Hot Wheels car all the way up to $100 for a Mega Blocs set originally marked at $300.

“People are buying these toys for the liquidation stores so why can’t the general public just buy it at a good deal from me instead of paying their markup?” 

There is one catch though – no cash.  The company will only accept credit cards or Apple Pay at checkout.