History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

hobbyDB Squad Member Javier Serrano, best known by his username FJaviserr, shares with us some history of, as well as his passion for, collecting tin boxes. Since my childhood I have always liked tin boxes. The reason, I guess, is that my older brothers used to keep their soldiers in biscuit tins. So as every […]

‘Kissing Cousins’ – Dinky Toys Color Schemes

‘Kissing Cousins’ – Dinky Toys Color Schemes

Musings By Joschik Christian obsesses over collectibles, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he believes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo 38 years ago. One of my fav Toy Brands is and always was Dinky Toys (and […]

Adding Graded Collectibles to Your hobbyDB Collection

Adding Graded Collectibles to Your hobbyDB Collection

Nothing quite helps validate a collectible like a rating from a professional grading company. With that in mind, we’re excited to introduce the ability for you to add professionally Graded items to your hobbyDB Collection. Graded collectibles are items that have been assessed by a reputable company and assigned a grade depending on condition and […]

Top-10 Most Valuable Harley Quinn Collectibles on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most Valuable Harley Quinn Collectibles on hobbyDB

Harleen Frances Quinzel, best known as Harley Quinn, has terrorized DC Comics since making her debut in 1992’s “Batman: The Animated Series – Joker’s Favor.” Since then, her devilishly evil ways have gained quite the following. Particularly on hobbyDB, where she boasts more than 440 items and counting. We got to wondering, of all the […]

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Reveals Arrive on hobbyDB Database

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Reveals Arrive on hobbyDB Database

With COVID still very much a concern, Hasbro turned towards the online convention route this April by playing host to its Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest. The one-day event featured interactive brand panels, special guest appearances and behind-the-scenes content. But the star of the day was close to 50 new reveals from lines such as Star […]

Top-10 Most-Valuable Kenner Star Wars: The Black Series Figures on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most-Valuable Kenner Star Wars: The Black Series Figures on hobbyDB

The Force is strong with Star Wars: The Black Series. Since making its debut in 2013, Kenner’s Star Wars: The Black Series has produced close to 400 figures across the galaxy far far away. Something in the Force called out to us to take a look within and examine the most-valuable Star Wars: The Black […]

Inaugural Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest to Make our Hearts Race

Inaugural Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest to Make our Hearts Race

Hasbro is taking the convention experience straight into your home with its inaugural Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest. And the reveals, well, they just might make your heart race. The online event virtually takes place beginning at 11 a.m. EST on April 9 via the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel. The live streaming event hosted by Jackie […]

Saying Goodbye to Hot Wheels and Mattel Designer Ryu Asada

Saying Goodbye to Hot Wheels and Mattel Designer Ryu Asada

We’re heartbroken to learn of the passing of Ryu Asada. The 42-year-old was an accomplished designer for Hot Wheels and Mattel working on more than 150 different diecast versions since rolling out his original Gearonimo model in 2009. Ryu spent 17 years as a designer often drawing inspiration from his Japanese heritage, particularly with JDM […]

The New & Improved Estimated Values for Hard Rock Cafe Glasses, Pins, Magnets et al

The New & Improved Estimated Values for Hard Rock Cafe Glasses, Pins, Magnets et al

When the Hard Rock Cafe reached out to us if we could take over the management of their Pin Catalog we were excited. The catalog had good data and a great team (the Pin Masters).  It also had the equivalent to our Estimated Value but it was all based on self-reported prices, sometimes what a […]

Simplifying the Model Car Types

Simplifying the Model Car Types

Documenting Collectibles is anything but easy and it takes a while to get it right.  We now have more than 180,000 different entries for Model Cars, Model Racing Cars, Model Trucks, Model Buses and Model Military Tanks & Armored Vehicles (here now in short just Model Vehicles).  In the beginning, we had the notion of […]

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