Top-10 Most Valuable Kotobukiya Figurines

Top-10 Most Valuable Kotobukiya Figurines

When it comes to Japanese toy brands, few are as recognizable as Kotobukiya. Founded in 1953 as a toy store, Kotobukiya eventually branched out into its own line of original plastic model kits and 3D figurines. We decided to take a look at the most valuable among the Kotobukiya figures, which depict licensed characters remodeled […]

hobbyDB Home Cleaning: Ironing Out Bugs and Site Speed Issues

hobbyDB Home Cleaning: Ironing Out Bugs and Site Speed Issues

You might have noticed a few glitches and or a delay when opening pages over the course of the last week when accessing hobbyDB. And while we encourage everyone to slow down during the holiday season, this is not what we had in mind. We’re always looking for ways to improve site speed and quality […]

Contemplating the History and Future of NFTs for Funko, Hasbro and Others

Contemplating the History and Future of NFTs for Funko, Hasbro and Others

Since 2014, when the first NFT was launched, it has been a constant debate among collectors and investors. The NFT market skyrocketed during the pandemic, hitting its peak of investment in January 2022, with $17.2 billion. If we consider that celebrities, such as artists, musicians and athletes and global companies are behind the curtains, that […]

The Best of “My Take” Model Car Videos of October

The Best of “My Take” Model Car Videos of October

October was a vacation month for Kelly and me. But, before we left, we loaded up the channel with videos we could release though the month. The response was great as we see some makers move into relatively new subject to model. This is an interesting development. The decade of the seventies is sometimes known […]

Global Collections: Impressive Star Wars Collection For Sale

Global Collections: Impressive Star Wars Collection For Sale

When it comes to selling entire collections, we’re trying to bring what can feel like a galaxy far, far away a little closer to home. Such is the case with Alp Ilkkursun and his impressive Star Wars collection that is strong with the force. Alp, who resides in Turkey, is part of our program to […]

A Review of the excellent “Pressman Toys – A Century of American Toys & Games” Book

A Review of the excellent “Pressman Toys – A Century of American Toys & Games” Book

Found exactly 100 years ago by Jack Pressman I liked the company Pressman Toy as it was basically started by an idea he got in Chicago where Jack got to know Chinese Checkers and as the company was a pioneer in licensing toys for Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie, and Disney’s Snow White and the […]

Save up to 85 Percent with Entertainment Earth’s Early Bird Black Friday Sale

Save up to 85 Percent with Entertainment Earth’s Early Bird Black Friday Sale

Entertainment Earth is starting off the holiday season by sharing some thanks and good cheer with its Early Bird Black Friday Sale. Shoppers can save up to 85 percent on brands such as Funko, Hasbro and Bandai. Plus lots more from the sale that runs through Nov. 22. As a dedicated hobbyDB Member, we have […]

Year of the Funko: Value of High End Funko Pop! Figures Sees Drastic Rise

Year of the Funko: Value of High End Funko Pop! Figures Sees Drastic Rise

If you’re one of the fortunate few that are lucky to own a higher end Funko Pop! or “grail,” then the last year has been particularly good for you…and then some. It has us wondering…is 2022 the year of Funko? Our partners at Pop Price Guide have been examining trends of estimated values between now […]

The D.M.P. Studios Story

The D.M.P. Studios Story

I founded D.M.P. Studios in 1983 as a full-time professional model-building studio in Oakville, Canada.  Ever since the studio has produced upward of 300 models per year for discriminating collectors the world over. The main thrust of D.M.P. Studios is towards constant innovation and customer satisfaction. In 1986 a conversation with George Maxwell led me […]

Top-20 Most Valuable Marvel Black Panther Collectibles

Top-20 Most Valuable Marvel Black Panther Collectibles

When it comes to the Black Panther, Wakanda is forever. The same can be said for Black Panther Collectibles. T’Challa and his fellow Wakandans have amassed quite an array of collectibles since its debut in July of 1966. Which among them are worth their weight in vibranium? We take a look. Remember, estimated values tend […]

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