Since the very beginning, we have shared a love of diecast with the community.
After all, the very first item we added to the hobbyDB database was the Corgi Toys Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the James Bond movie “Diamonds are Forever.”
Since then, with the help of our volunteers, we’ve added more than 600,000 database items — and hobbyDB members now own more than 45 million collectibles!
With thousands of variants and subvariants, the database has helped thousands of collectors to better understand what they have, and be able to price at the current market value.
We are so grateful for the support coming from the diecast community, because without the community, we know that we wouldn’t be where we are today.
It thrills us to introduce you to hobbyDB’s most recent investors from our latest Crowdfunding Round.
Joining us as our lead investor is Bruce Pascal, commercial real estate Investor and well-known Hot Wheels Collector.
We’re also excited to share that Hot Wheels powerhouse designers Bryan Benedict and Brendon Vetuskey have joined Jennifer and Mark Millhollin, Jim Garbaczewski, Mac Ragan and others as investors in hobbyDB — in addition to the amazing Anita from hobbyDB sister site The Toy Peddler.
- Bryan Benedict is the Design Director at Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Benedict has also worked with Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi
- Brendon Vetuskey is the Lead Designer for Mattel’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and Redline Club Vehicles
Own a Piece of hobbyDB
When crowdfunding became available, we knew it was the right opportunity for our community. It used to be that investing in awesome projects and teams making cool things was just for the top 1 percent. But now, thanks to the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act,” everyone gets the opportunity to own a piece of something great that they love.
hobbyDB Crowdfunding is your opportunity to get a foot in the door of the industry that annually generates $500 billion. When you invest in a crowdfunding round, your investment will grant you actual shares of the company, which means if the company does well, so can you.
We now have more than 1,100 shareholders. Here are a few others that you might recognize —
Social Media for M2 Machines and organizer of the Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con (& many car shows)
Founder of Chickluu’s Redline Forum & Fearless Leader of The Toy Peddler
Lead Designer for Mattel’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and Redline Club Vehicles
Second time lead investor with $5,000 invested in this round. Known for curating the rarest Hot Wheels collection in the world.
Design Director at Hot Wheels and Matchbox
Fabio Di Pane Masi
Founder of Diecastlovers
Jennifer & Mark Millhollin
Organizer of the Official Hot Wheels conventions
CEO of Automodello & Diecasm
Book Author & Publisher Hot Wheels Newsletter
President, Brooklin Model Club of North America
Owner, Diecast Model Wholesale
Book Author & Former Designer of Johnny Lightning & GreenLight models
Founder Goldvarg Collection
Director Auto-Archives & Publisher, Coterie-Press and Author of a book on Lotus Model Cars
In an era of heavyweight corporations, investing in hobbyDB is accessible, reasonable/affordable, and a big market opportunity to join more than 1,000 investors that believe in hobbyDB.