Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

“Did You Own It” is our on-going series dedicated to classic collectibles It’s Christmas morning in 1989 and hundreds of teenage boys are scouring beneath the tree for that unmistakable, long rectangular present. The hope – nay prayer – is that a sealed box of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards lies nestled somewhere tightly bundled […]

Happy 100th Birthday!! The World of Betty White Collectibles

Happy 100th Birthday!! The World of Betty White Collectibles

The world just isn’t quite the same place without Betty White, who would have turned 100 years old today. Last week hobbyDB user, Creator and Golden Girls Curator LarryMoeCurly shared with us the love and inspiration she drew from Betty White in a guest blog you can read here. Now we’d like to share some […]

Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History

Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History
Written by
Hideaki Tanaka

One of our members, Takanobu Ochiai, had one of the best starts in life, an uncle that gave him what are today very rare Japanese models when he was a very young boy!  And he has been collecting mini-auto-models ever since, for nearly half a century. He owns thousands of rare vintage models, including British […]

Guest Blog: Funko’s Haunted History of Freddy Krueger Pop! Figures and More

Guest Blog: Funko’s Haunted History of Freddy Krueger Pop! Figures and More

I had to wait until the early 90’s to watch “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” just because I was seven years old in 1984. This classic which is close to celebrating its 40th anniversary blew my mind from the very first moment and became one of the most successful horror sagas ever. Frederick Charles Krueger, […]

Guest Blog: Remembering Television Legend Betty White

Guest Blog: Remembering Television Legend Betty White

hobbyDB creator, Crowdfunding owner and Golden Girls curator LarryMoeCurly shares with us some thoughts on the passing of the legendary Betty White and impact the actress had on her life. Check back next week when we celebrate what would have been White’s 100th birthday with a look at some of the fun collectibles dedicated to […]

The 2021 hobbyDB Year in Review: New Features, Friends and Lots More!

The 2021 hobbyDB Year in Review: New Features, Friends and Lots More!

It’s 2022 and we’re super excited about what lies ahead for hobbyDB and our family of brands, including Pop Price Guide and The Toy Peddler. But before we look ahead, we want to take a glance back at the year that was 2021 for hobbyDB. From welcoming new partners, investors, and friends, to new features, […]

An introduction to Japanese Model Cars and the Mini Auto Club of Japan

An introduction to Japanese Model Cars and the Mini Auto Club of Japan
Written by
Hideaki Tanaka

Model Cars in Japan Before introducing the MACJ, I would like to touch on the Japanese metal die-cast mini-auto-model industry. In October 1959, the first full-scale model in Japan was released by ASAHI-TOYS in downtown Tokyo. It was a 1/42 scale with the brand name “MODEL PET” under the trademark “ATC”, and its No. 1 […]

Most-Scanned Funko Pop! Collectibles via the hobbyDB App in December

Most-Scanned Funko Pop! Collectibles via the hobbyDB App in December

We closed out the year strong with another great month from the hobbyDB App! Hundreds of hobbyDB App users scanned thousands of items in December. But which among them were the most popular? We take a look at the most-scanned items last month by hobbyDB users. Stay tuned, we’ll soon have a list of the […]

The Most-Pop!ular 2021 Funko Pop! on hobbyDB – Loki (Glow in the Dark)

The Most-Pop!ular 2021 Funko Pop! on hobbyDB – Loki (Glow in the Dark)

The 2021 calendar year is drawing to a close, taking with it the final spot on our list of the Most-Pop!ular Funko collectibles owned by you, the hobbyDB users, over the past 12 months. It’s been quite the year at hobbyDB. We’ve added more than 6,560 Funko items to the guide –  a list that also […]

Top-10 Most-Pop!ular Funko Collectibles on hobbyDB in 2021 – No. 2: The Winter Soldier

Top-10 Most-Pop!ular Funko Collectibles on hobbyDB in 2021 – No. 2: The Winter Soldier

As the final days roll off the 2021 calendar, we thought we’d take a look back at the year that was. And what a past 12 months it’s been. Since the first of January, we’ve added more than 6,560 Funko items to hobbyDB –  a list that also includes more than 1,230 autographed collectibles. But which […]

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