All in the Family: Celebrating the hobbyDB Families that Collect Together


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We like to think of ourselves as more than just a collecting community. At hobbyDB we prefer to consider us a collecting family.

They say you collect the things you love. And what better way to collect than with the ones you love the most?

We can’t all be together during these trying times, so we’re taking some time this holiday season to celebrate the hobbyDB families that share their passions together.

Now meet the families…

 

Javier, Victoria & Adriana Serrano

Javier Serrano

Who do you collect with?

I collect with my two daughters, Victoria and Adriana. But we are waiting for my younger son to join the club.

What do you collect?

Well, Victoria loves the Harry Potter and Stranger Things series. Adriana loves everything related to Funko, from Disney to AD-Icons, but her favorite character is Wonder Woman. My main focus is Horror and Science Fiction Movies, which is my larger collection.

How did it get started, what was your first item?

I have been collecting since my childhood, and now they are the next generation. As you can imagine Victoria’s first Pop! was Harry Potter #1. Adriana started her collection with a wonderful piece, The Invisible Jet with Wonder Woman #16 (Pop! Rides). About myself, that was in May-June, 2015. It’s my love for Tim Burton films that led me to my first two Pop! figures with Edward Scissorhands and Jack Skellington.

How many do you have now?

My daughters probably have more than 100 items, including Pop!, Rock Candy, Dorbz, Pocket Pop! and FunkoVerse. I have some 1,300 items.

What item are you on the lookout for? Grail?

By unanimous decision, as family, we would love to have Hopper (Gold) #512 limited to 40 pieces.

What does Mom think?

My wife thinks we are crazy, especially me. But, after 22 years, I think she begins to understand our hobby a little bit better. Maybe, she will need 22 years more, and she will become a collector too.

What does it mean to you to be able to collect with your kids?

As father and as collector means everything, I cannot explain it with words. It’s wonderful, they are my partners. We have our collector traditions and this year we missed some of them. Before the pandemic, every Saturday morning, we used to go hunting Pop!s, and we hope to recover this family tradition in 2021.

Merry Christmas to all of you.

 

Zack & Emily Fisher

Zack Fisher

Who do you collect with?

My daughter, Emily, and I collect.

What do you collect?

Her collection is mostly Star Wars (Black Series, Lego Brick Headz, etc)

How did it get started, what was your first item?

I’ve been collecting for 10 years or so….started with I started reminiscing about the toys from my youth: Battle Beasts, Army Ants, Air Raiders, Dino Riders, etc. Emily started mimicking me a couple of years ago, as children often do. Initially she just grabbed random items off my shelves, but in the last year or so started focusing on Star Wars items.

How many do you have now?

Too many and not enough? Probably around 1,000 items currently displayed.

What item are you on the lookout for? Grail?

Baron Jolt and Emperor Aerozar are currently at the top of my grail list… two mail away Air Raiders.

What does Mom think?

She has always been very supportive….she figures it’s healthier than drinking or smoking!

 

Christian  & Nikolai Braun

Christian Braun

Who do you collect with?

I am collecting with my 13-year-old son Nikolai.

What do you collect?

We are into Lego and are a member of COWLUG (the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group). He did build and participated in their exhibition.

How many do you have now, what are you on the lookout for?

We got about 20 cubic meters of Lego and would love to get our hands on a Millennium Falcon.

What does Mom think?

We sometimes allow my wife and daughter to join in the fun (in particular sorting and searching for pieces.

 

Gregg Ambach & the Ambach Family

Greg Ambach

Who do you collect with?

Primarily me. My son has a few, but thinks I am nuts. My daughter has more (RBG being a favorite) and at least seems to understand me.

What do you collect?

Mainly Marvel and Star Wars with a fair amount of old school animation (Disney, Hanna Barbera) 

When did you start?

It started when my wife bought me some Star Wars (Yoda, C3PO, R2D2 and Darth Vader) for my office.

How many do you have?

Currently have about 1,300. Really want the original Avengers set. My wife is a classic enabler – always on the lookout, but quick to point out this is my mania!!

What does it mean to be able to collect with your family?

It’s nice to be able to find Pops I think my kids will like or will mean something to them. And I’m happy to prove that their dad is more than a little crazy!

 

Christopher & Beckett Wuensch

Beckett

Who do you collect with?

My youngest daughter Beckett.

What do you collect?

We collect Funko, mostly Star Wars, Marvel and Fortnite.

How did it get started, what was your first item?

Our first was a Boba Fett Wacky Wobbler. It’s funny, we had him years before we even knew what Funko was.

How many do you have now?

Our collection is modest around 30. But we collect what we love and only buy Pops of our favorite characters. Hers is the Black Panther, while mine is Bruce Banner (Infinity War).

What item are you on the lookout for? Grail?

Darth Maul. It doesn’t even have to be Holographic Darth Maul, haha. He’s our favorite and our collection needs him.

What does Mom think?

We bought Mom an Owen Grady Pop! figure, so now she’s happy. She is a bit confused as to why we save some of our boxes.

What does it mean to you to be able to collect with your kids?

It’s everything. I grew up collecting baseball cards and original Kenner Star Wars figures. I will never forget the first day I opened my Darth Vader figure case to show her. Her face lit up and she was forever hooked.

 

 

Do you and your family collect together? Show off your collection with us by answering the above questions and sending a photo of yourselves and your collection to support@hobbydb.com. Happy holidays from the hobbyDB family!!

4 comments to “All in the Family: Celebrating the hobbyDB Families that Collect Together”

  1. Karl says:

    It’s great to see Christian and his son are collecting together.  But you know they have a Lego-problem when they measure their collection in cubic meters!  🙂 🙂 :-/

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