Last night on AEW Dynamite Title Tuesday, commentator Tony Schiavone proudly announced that the promotion was donating more than 50,000 AEW toys to the Toys For Tots charity program. AEW co-owner Tony Khan also posted on X, thanking the company’s partners at TBS and Jazwares, who manufactures AEW’s action figures, for making the donation possible. Khan stated that it is “the biggest toy giveaway” in the history of professional wrestling.
Toys For Tots is an organization run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, with the goal of collecting unopened toys to hand out to children in need during the holiday season. The origins of the program date back to the 1940s, and over the years it has grown extensively, having given out hundreds of millions of toys to kids across the country. The group now does work year-round as well, establishing a literacy program meant to help children learn how to read.
Despite existing for just four years, AEW has an expansive merchandising plan that includes a wide range of the company’s stars available as action figures. The figures are released in product lines and can be found both online as well as in brick-and-mortar stores.
This is just the latest charitable effort for the upstart wrestling promotion, with Khan using AEW’s annual Fight For The Fallen event to donate money to various charitable causes. In the past, Fight For The Fallen has benefitted charities helping victims of gun violence, those affected by COVID-19, a marine wildlife non-profit, and the Maui food bank in the aftermath of the wildfires that devastated Hawaii over the summer.
Haus of Wrestling has partnered with Inside The Ropes to present An Afternoon With Kevin Nash And Sean Waltman on November 25 at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL, ten minutes from the All-State Arena. Tickets are now available at JoesLiveRosemont.com.