Free Shipping on ACME Trading Company models at hobbyDB!

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To celebrate hobbyDB’s new marketplace for buying and selling diecast and other collectibles, the folks at ACME Trading Company are making a fantastic offer… The first five 1:18 scale ACME diecast car models sold at hobbyDB will come with FREE SHIPPING…ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

They have several of their super-detailed models up for sale right now, including a ’32 Ford 5-Window Hot Rod, a ’65 Malibu SS, a ’68 Shelby GT-300 KR, a ’70 Chevelle SS, and a ’72 Cutlass 442 W30. The detail and accuracy on these models is staggering, and they have about as many working features as the automobiles they are based on.

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You can browse our entire catalog at hobbydb.com, or jump right on this particular deal here.  But hurry, this deal won’t last long!

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hobbyDB Marketplace Makes First Sale!

Our first sale!

Our first sale!

This unassuming little diecast car is very important to hobbyDB… It’s a Playart VW Golf GTI, and it is the very first item sold on our new marketplace. The sales system is up and running, and we are tirelessly tweaking it to make it easier to use for the buyer and seller. To get started in selling, find your item in our database (or add it if it’s not already there), mark it as I Have This, click on your item and hit the Sell This button. To buy and item, find what you’re looking for and click on the BUY THIS button.

The list of items for sale is growing exponentially, and you can jump in and list your own items to sell to get it rolling! You’ll find it’s a safe, secure transaction via major credit cards or PayPal!

While some features of our marketplace are still being modified, all Buy and Sell features of the site are safe and secure to use. And if you notice anything we can improve, please email us at ron@hobbyDB.com.

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Big Fun, Miniature Diecast at the 15th Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals

Our good friend and  diecast collector Chris Parker attended the 15th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals from March 25-29 in Lexington, Kentucky. While some models were hard to find, good times were aplenty. Here are some highlights from Chris.

The entry to the conference hall featured giant loops of orange track. No one was allowed to ride on them, however.

The entry to the conference hall featured giant loops of orange track. No one was allowed to ride on them, however.

Several Hot Wheels designers were on hand to sign cars and posters and talk about their creations. Here Mark Jones shows off an upcoming creation… a wild custom Corvair Greenbrier Van surf dragster. No word when this model comes out, but it will be a cool one!

Several Hot Wheels designers were on hand to sign cars and posters and talk about their creations. Here Mark Jones shows off an upcoming creation… a wild custom Corvair Greenbrier Van surf dragster. No word when this model comes out, but it will be a cool one!

The one and only Larry Wood is always happy to spend time with his legions of fans.

Howard Rees is always happy to spend time with his fans.

Steve Vandervate presents one of his creations, a custom first generation Camaro.

Steve Vandervate presents one of his creations, a custom first generation Camaro.

Special edition Hot Wheels cars were available to attendees. Note the special white letter tires exclusive to this show. They include…

The 69 Ford Mustang Boss 302…

The 69 Ford Mustang Boss 302…

Drag Dairy funny car with flip up body…

Drag Dairy funny car with flip up body…

Greenwood Corvette race car…

Greenwood Corvette race car…

1967 Ford Bronco...

1967 Ford Bronco…

… and the Dodge Charger Funny Car.

… and the Dodge Charger Funny Car.

As if the convention wasn’t already enough fun, Chris celebrated his birthday at the event. He makes a convincing Simpsons character, doesn’t he? With him is Mike Zarnock, who is a member of the hobbyDB advisory board.

As if the convention wasn’t already enough fun, Chris celebrated his birthday at the event. He makes a convincing Simpsons character, doesn’t he? With him is Mike Zarnock, who is a member of the hobbyDB advisory board.

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Boyd Coddington Online Museum Adds the Smoothster

We’ve added another famous custom creation to the hobbyDB Boyd Coddington online catalog. This week, it’s the Smoothster 1937 Ford Cabriolet. The Smoothster’s flawlessly clean lines and absolute banishment of clutter extends into the engine compartment, where the yellow-and-chrome fuel-injected Corvette mill looks as if it were on a platform in an art gallery.

Week 3: Smoothster 1937 For Cabriolet

Week 3: Smoothster 1937 For Cabriolet

Our collection is organized and maintained by Boyd Coddington Jr., son of the late great customizer. We will add a new entry every week or so… not just the real cars, but also the miniature versions in diecast, kit, or whatever form they take. You can get the full story here.

100% Hot Wheels Smoothster from 2002

100% Hot Wheels Smoothster from 2002

But as much as we want to claim to be the experts on his full-sized cars, though, we still need some help completing the rest of our collection. Got a model of one of our cars that we haven’t listed? Did you score some sweet promotional materials at a car show? Got any amazing photos of his rides in action? You can log onto hobbyDB and post them!

You can also find the earlier entries and their related collectibles on our Coddington collection portal page.

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hobbyDB to document Liska, Tanahara (and every other Legendary Automotive Artist)

What do automotive illustrator Hans Liska and customizer Luis Tanahara have in common (besides creating amazing art involving automobiles)?

Both designers are started to be archived here at hobbyDB:

MercedeseBenz Advertisement Illustrated by Hans Lisker

Mercedes-Benz Advertisement Illustrated by Hans Liska

  • Hans Liska (1907-83) was an Austrian-born painter whose oeuvre spanned themes from WW II to ads for Mercedes-Benz to flamenco to cities and landscapes. He worked as an illustrator for many national and international companies such as DEGUSSA, Ford, Märklin, Mercedes, Quelle and others. His work is documented here.
Mooneyes Custom Sledster Tractor Trailer Rig by Luis Tanahara

Mooneyes Custom Sledster Tractor Trailer Rig by Luis Tanahara

  • Luis Tanahara has worked for Boyd Coddington Garage, Hot Wheels, Jada and other diecast brands. He is perhaps best known for his sleek Sledster and other heavy duty hot rod truck designs. You can see his work here. You can contribute the museum as well…  Have a model of one of our cars we haven’t listed? Score some sweet promotional gear at a car show? Make your mark and add it to the catalog!
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Tom

Love Luis' work and look forward to having more stuff on the page!

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