The New Manufacturer ID

The New Manufacturer ID

With newer collectibles we often have had the issue that there was more than one reference number.  Besides the reference number that collectors know, like and often make a central part of their collecting there is also a number that brands used to track their stock and retailers use to reorder.  For example, all Mattel […]

Happy Thanksgiving, from the hobbyDB Team

Happy Thanksgiving, from the hobbyDB Team

All too often, it feels as if Thanksgiving is merely a speed bump between Halloween and the holiday season. In 2020, however, it could be argued that Thanksgiving is needed now more than ever. We here at hobbyDB are grateful for a cornucopia full of things this Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for family, friends and loved […]

Changes coming to the hobbyDB Search Experience

Changes coming to the hobbyDB Search Experience

As some of you may have noticed, we recently started to experience some performance issues, making the site harder to access. To help get things back to normal, we’ve accelerated some of our planned changes. The first of which is a change to what you see on the Database Item search page –   The […]

New to hobbyDB: Curators Wanted for Heroclix, Herocross and Metal Earth

New to hobbyDB: Curators Wanted for Heroclix, Herocross and Metal Earth

It was another big week at hobbyDB with hundreds of new items added to the database…which now boasts more than 506,000 collectibles. That’s a wealth of items from lines such as Hot Wheels, Funko and Hard Rock Café pins and more. So much more. With an ever-expanding database, we’re always on the lookout for curators […]

Project SWORD Blasts Off as hobbyDB’s Latest Partner

Project SWORD Blasts Off as hobbyDB’s Latest Partner

We have a favorite saying around here that describes hobbyDB as being “built for collectors, by collectors.” But what does that mean, exactly? Creating hobbyDB as both a community and a reliable resource begins with forging new relationships and partner opportunities with collectors, experts and enthusiasts from all walks down the (proverbial) collectible aisle. These […]

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

I’ve known of the other Christian since the mid-Nineties as nobody, really nobody has taken documenting collectibles (in his case Matchbox) more seriously.  We then met at one of the Nuremberg Toy Fairs maybe 10 years ago.  He was there with a number of big folders and to understand the depth that he goes into […]

Another Amazing Find – the 2000 Barbie Silkline Retailer Display Case!

Another Amazing Find – the 2000 Barbie Silkline Retailer Display Case!

Did you ever wonder what happens to those amazing retailer display cases?  In the past retailers disposed of them, today they send them back to the manufacturer but if you have a special relationship or ask nicely…   Lorrie is on good terms with her favorite retailers and when she asked for this gem they gave […]

Real Estate Veteran and HW Collector Bruce Pascal joins hobbyDB as lead investor in its second Crowdfunding Round

Real Estate Veteran and HW Collector Bruce Pascal joins hobbyDB as lead investor in its second Crowdfunding Round

As our second crowdfunding initiative kicks off, we’re excited to welcome Bruce Pascal as the round’s lead investor. With more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Pascal is best known in the business community as a real estate veteran who has handled some of the most complex and largest lease transactions in the […]

Newly Added to hobbyDB: Curators Sought for Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More

Newly Added to hobbyDB: Curators Sought for Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More

We reached a major milestone in October when we added the 500,000th item to the hobbyDB database. But we weren’t done. Not even close. We are, after all, on a mission to add over one billion collectibles…eventually. Since reaching the 500K mark we’ve added more than four thousand additional items with more arriving in the […]

hobbyDB to Expand its Autographed Item Database

hobbyDB to Expand its Autographed Item Database

When it comes to adding autographed items to hobbyDB, you, the hDB faithful, were strongly in favor.  We started by adding easy ones. For example signed Funko items with their own series, stickers and quantities from trusted distributors and partners such as 7 Bucks A Pop and ToyZilla as these are effectively products in their […]