Wednesday, 07 Apr, 2010 Offbeat
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Energizer Bunny Expected to Fetch $20,000 at a Beverly Hills Auction

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Energizer batteries became popular worldwide thanks to the bunnies the company used in its commercials. Recently it was unveiled that one of these original bunnies is to be auctioned at a Dallas auction house.

The starting bid of this particular Energizer Bunny will be $10,000 and the organizers of the Signature Entertainment Auction are expecting the 25-inch drum-banging toy to fetch not less than $20,000.

It would be interesting to note that the company used these toy bunnies in commercials till 2000. Representatives of the Heritage Auction Galleries say that the consignor is a "well-known Los Angeles collector." According to the anonymous consignor, seeing the toy was like observing a cartoon character come to life.

Allard and All Effects is the company that came up with the four bunnies. The C bunny (in the picture) was nicknamed Clint. The bunnies called A and B did not appear in the commercials due to the fact that they had impractical wheels, which is why C and D received star billing. Today the Energizer commercials feature animated bunnies.

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