Charity auction will thrill Barbie fanatics

By Editors

Originally published on December 08 2001 1:00 AM ET

A charity auction sponsored by Mattel on will support the Chidren Affected by AIDS Foundation while also being a dream come true for avid Barbie fans. The high bidder of the auction, which will be listed December 10-20, will receive a tour of Mattel's Design Center, where the dolls are created; lunch with Barbie Collectibles doll designers; and two collectible dolls, including the Cher doll, autographed by Bob Mackie. For more information on the auction, visit