AVGN Auction – Official Check Presentation at Shriners Hospitals for Children

James / June 24th, 2016

Today my family and I made the official check presentation, for the AVGN Auction, at Shriners Hospitals for Children. They are very grateful to the fans! The doctor pictured is the one who treated my daughter!


This is the amount that’s been tallied up so far, but there are still remaining items being auctioned. You can bid online. It ends on June 28, 6pm EST, with a live auction at Sellersville. See all links for items below.


18. The Nerd Mobile miniature remains
Two miniature Nerd vans (What’s left of them), used for special effects shots in AVGN Movie. One has no wheels or under-side, and is falling apart. The other was blown up in a pyrotechnics shot. One side is melted beyond recognition while the other side still resembles a van. Good for prosperity only. Bid here

18_Nerd_Van-2 18_Nerd_Van-1


22. Prairie Dog tunnel
From AVGN Movie, as a tribute to the hilarious gofer from Caddyshack. Used when describing the dangers of trying to get near Area 51 “even a burrowing prairie dog would get smoked out by nerve gas.” Included is the home-made tunnel, and “prairie dog” from this brief, but memorable shot. Bid here

22_Tunnel-Prairie_Dog-SCREENSHOT 22_Tunnel-Prairie_Dog


23. Area 51 “E.T. Room” buildings
Miniatures used in AVGN Movie, for a scene which imitates the infamous E.T. game. A major plot point, involving a conspiracy theory on what the E.T. game was really based on, and the real reason why it was buried. Bid here

23_ET_Buildings-SCREENSHOT 23_ET_Buildings


61. Atari Landfill
From AVGN Movie, when all the E.T. games rise from the pit, exposing this massive crater, actually just a set made from styrofoam and wood. This is a large bulky object, waiting to be displayed somewhere. You just need some more sand, and tiny fake trees, and it could look like new again. There is a small hole melted at the bottom of the crater, from pyrotechnics (the scene where the tank miniatures falls into the pit and blows up). Bid here

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63. Nerd’s UFO
Donated back into auction by a generous bidder who already paid.

In AVGN Movie, the Nerd fakes his own home-made spaceship to sail over the fence of Area 51. This ship was constructed from foam and various materials. The top dome comes off easily. As seen in the film, I hide inside it, but in reality, I was positioned through a hole in the bottom. Only my upper torso was inside. Afterwards, we sent it sliding down the main slope of the famous Vasquez Rocks, seen in Star Trek and tons of films and TV shows. It suffered a major beating. Pieces are falling off everywhere. You might be able to refurbish it. Bid here

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64. Tank Chair
General Dark Onward’s tank chair from AVGN Movie. Ever want to sit in something so badass? It does not actually drive. To create the illusion that it was functional, the actor had to walk it with his feet, and the treads were wound up and pulled by rope so they would move. It has gone through a lot on the movie set. It’s been shipped from Los Angeles to Philadelphia before, and has taken a beating. Right now, it sits safely in heavy wrap/ packing. Mainly the treads you would need to repair. Otherwise, it appears just like it did in the film. NOTE: It is extremely heavy. It would take a few people and a ramp to load it onto a vehicle. Bid here



All proceeds go to Shriners Hospitals for Children. See the original post about the auction here. 


  • RichterBelmont

    June 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Way to go! How awesome that not only did you get to give to such a deserving charity, but one that has had such a positive impact on your family.

    • June 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      reminds me of what lebron james did for 1100 or so kids by giving them fully paid scholarships to college for his hometown in that “i promise to dream big” program. even with tax accountant tricks, he could have just kept the money but didn’t. same with james. great to see that others will find benefit from these acts.

  • bud

    June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    How do they deposit those big checks at the bank?

    But seriously, very cool James. If it were me, I would have taken the money and run! 😛

    • June 25, 2016 at 12:04 am

      it’s the thought that counts. the operating budget for all hospitals is in the tens of millions of dollars. this is less than 1% of hospital expenses. it’s not “a big check.” the point of this auction is james is giving back instead of just keeping the money for himself which he can easily do.

      • bud

        June 25, 2016 at 3:43 am

        I just have a funny image of someone waiting in line at the bank holding that huge physical check. Or trying to deposit it via ATM. I have a dumb sense of humor.
        Of course congrats to James for giving back and paying it forward. Good karma and all that.

      • Michael Swidzinsky

        June 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

        I fully understand what you’re saying but I think they can use this amount for toys and entertainment for the kids.

      • June 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        Geez, BUD was just joking. lol….
        And I do wonder about those big checks. I can safely imagine some dude once winning loto, and tried to take one of those checks home.

    • June 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      i didn’t know you meant a literal cashing of this display piece. usually you will see these display checks held by lottery winners or some kind of giveaway. it is just to promote the event or for some cause. holding up an actual check would be too tiny and make no sense or impact on the message so a large one does the trick.

      • Savikain

        June 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        Seriously man, you really need to stop trying to kill the positive buzz. Put a bi ol’ smile on that frowny face of yours!

  • TheFreakMachine

    June 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I really, really loved what your family did for those children.
    And I really, really the work that the medical team that works in that hospital does every day.
    That was very touching.
    I almost shed a tear you fucker 🙂

  • Psychojaws

    June 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Nice to be one of the good guys. Great job, Mr. Rolfe.

  • Keydsimon

    June 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Great gesture.

  • Savikain

    June 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    You’re a good man for giving back to the community. There needs to be more celebrities like yourself.

  • nicholas wolf

    July 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    I’m psyched keep up the good work James

  • July 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Well done.

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