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Join hobbyDB at the Dana Cain Toy & Doll Supershow

Dana Cain Toy & Doll Supershow

About the only thing we like more than collecting things at hobbyDB is meeting other collectors. We’ll have a table at the Dana Cain Toy & Doll Supershow in Northglenn, Colorado, Sunday, April 24.

The event will feature dealers and collectors of everything ranging from action figures to model cars to tinplate toys to board games, to… well, you get the idea.

We’ll be demonstrating how to use our collectibles database, including adding or editing entries, searching for items, and buying and selling on hobbyDB. You can also sign up on the spot to become a hobbyDB User. And if you want to get even more involved in hobbyDB by keeping our database free of errors and missing information, you can learn to be a curator, too.

Time Warp Comics of Boulder will also have a booth at the Toy & Doll Supershow. We’ll be joining them for Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016… Details to come soon!

Dana Cain Toy & Doll Supershow

Ramada Plaza Convention Center
I-25 & 120th in Northglenn
11 am – 3 pm

Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free.
Early birds can get first dibs at 10 am for $10.

For more details and other upcoming events, visit the Dana Cain Events page!

Dana Cain Toy & Doll Supershow

Technomodel Brings Back Disco at the 2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

We just keep finding more and more interesting upcoming models at the 2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair. If you missed our earlier posts, you can read them here, here, here, and here.

First, from Tecnomodel, we have the resin first shot and the pre-production versions of the Disco Volante concept car from Alfa Romeo. (In case you didn’t know, “Disco Volante” means “flying saucer”). These are 1:43 offerings.

Technomodel mythos superleggara Alfa Romeo Disco Volante

Technomodel mythos superleggara Alfa Romeo Disco Volante

 

 

 

Also from Tecnomodel, this 1:18 McLaren GTR race car. Since you will never own a real one, you should buy this model when it comes out.

Technomodel mythos mclaren p1 GTR

 

Speaking of things you can never own, here is a giant, life size, 1:1 scale Lightning McQueen model. No word on if it has a working drivetrain (probably not) or if it is sentient and can talk (also unlikely). Pixar’s “Cars 3” is scheduled to hit theaters June of 2016, so expect many more models in more collectible scales.

life size full scale lightning mcqueen

 

Schuco is expanding the US-flavored models in their Piccolo range of 1/87 scale cars with one of the most ‘Murican rides of all… the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard.

Schuco general lee

 

 

Racing Champions will be offering these highly detailed models, including a Plymouth Road Runner, 1960 Chevy Impala, Pontiac GTO, Buick Roadmaster, and 1955 Chevy Nomad.

Racing champions buick chevy nomad

 

 

Johnny Lightning’s Back in Town

Johnny Lightning is coming back Under the Playing Mantis brand! Here are a cool new cars we snapped at Nuremberg…

Johnny Lightning

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and a 1971 GTO

Johnny Lightning 1970 AMC Matador Rebel Machine

1970 AMC Matador Rebel Machine

Johnny Lightning 1963 Nova

For those who prefer things zingier, a 1963 Nova.

Johnny Lightning 1958 Plymouth BelvedereAnd a 1958 Plymouth Belvedere

 

 

Even More From the Nuremberg Toy Fair

One of our admins has been cruising all the booths at the 2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair. This is the latest batch of upcoming models, along with yesterday’s findings and the first day’s.

Today we have a lot of unusual new offerings from Schuco.

This 1:18 Opel-based hauler is based on the ones used by Porsche racing teams. This is the pre-pro resin, of course.

Schuco Opel Porsche transporter

 

Here’s a 1/18 Westfalia Joker Volkswagen Vanagon popup camper – and something a little less conventional in 1/43; the “Lil Bugger”

VW Volkswagen Westfalia camper

Schuco Volkswagen Beetle VW Bug camper

 

This 1/43 Ford GT40 depicts the camera car used to capture action shots for the 1970 Steve McQueen movie LeMans.

Schuco GT40 Test car

 

One last car from Schuco, a 1956 Kleinschnittger F125, which, it’s probably safe to say, has been underrepresented in the model car world so far. This is 1/18.

Schuco 1956 Kleinschnittger F125

 

Finally, here is a Majorette Jaguar F-Type, the first in a series of new 1:64 Scale premium models with opening features, suspension and and inserted glass lights – a return for this brand to the collectors’ market.

Majorette Jaguar

Postcards from Nuremberg: More Cool Stuff from the Nuremberg Toy Fair

hobbyDB’s intrepid reporter Christian Braun is still at the 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair and has these items to share! (Here’s the first dispatch.)

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Greenlight Cadillac hearse

Here’s a better shot of the Greenlight 1:18 Caddy hearse. It will probably be painted for producion, but honestly, wouldn’t you want to go out in style in a raw metal rat rod bonewagon like this?

 

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Kyosho Toytoa 2000GT

This huge 1:12 Toyota 2000GT is about as close as you will ever get to owning the real thing. Luckily, Kyosho models are exquisitely detailed, so buy one when it comes out at any price.

 

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Mercedes G-Class 6x6

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Ottomobile Citroen SM

Ottomobile laughs at the puny Mercedes Benz 4×4 in your driveway and offers this G36 6-wheeler in 1:18. This Citroen SM is a slightly more civilized stock offering from the same company. By the way, Otto refers to their pre-pros as prOTTOtypes, which is the kind of excellent detail that should make you want to own these even more.

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Betley Betayga

They’ve also done this very cool model of the upcoming Bentley Bentayga SUV, exclusively for sale through Bentley dealers under the Bentley brand.

Nuremberg Toy Fair - mark 43 Nissan Fiarlady Z

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Opel Bellet GT

Mark 43 will be offering these Nissan Fairlady Z and Isuzu Bellet models soon in 1:43 scale.

 

Nuremberg Toy Fair - Funko Pop Star Wars Chewbacca

Finally, who wouldn’t want a life-size Chewbacca buddy from Funko Pop? They probably won’t sell them this size, but we can dream.