LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mobile hospitals, garbage trucks and news helicopters, all operated by a new generation of heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A toy collection introduced last month by El Segundo-based Mattel that seeks to honor those on the front lines of the outbreak is expanding.READ MORE: Person Critically Injured In Shooting By School Security Officer
The “Thank You Heroes” collection was released in late April featuring action figures the likes of nurses and grocery store workers.
Now, those figures have a way of getting around.
Under its Matchbox brand, Mattel has released a set of seven die-cast toy vehicles that include an ambulance, delivery van, police car, news helicopter, mobile hospital, garbage truck and package delivery van.READ MORE: Some Calif. Residents Face Losing Fire Protection Insurance After Moratorium Protecting Them Expired
The set retails for $20, with $15 of every purchase going to the #FirstRespondersFirst fund, a nonprofit which provides supplies to healthcare workers.
Today, we expanded our #ThankYouHeroes collection with products from Matchbox, @MegaConstrux and @realUNOgame to celebrate frontline healthcare workers & the everyday heroes keeping our communities running. Pre-order at https://t.co/O0KhzZqbpK pic.twitter.com/rFMUmB07Jf
— MATTEL (@Mattel) May 19, 2020MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady