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.
See what they and other supporters have to say here.
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 —
Andy Goodman Social Media for M2 Machines and organizer of the Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con (& many car shows)
Anita Smith Founder of Chickluu’s Redline Forum & Fearless Leader of The Toy Peddler
Brendon Vetuskey Lead Designer for Mattel’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and Redline Club Vehicles
Bruce Pascal Second time lead investor with $5,000 invested in this round. Known for curating the rarest Hot Wheels collection in the world.
Bryan Benedict Design Director at Hot Wheels and Matchbox
Fabio Di Pane Masi Founder of Diecastlovers
Jennifer & Mark Millhollin Organizer of the Official Hot Wheels conventions
Jim Cowen CEO of Automodello & Diecasm
Jim Garbaczewski Book Author & Publisher Hot Wheels Newsletter
John Kuvakas President, Brooklin Model Club of North America
John Smoke Owner, Diecast Model Wholesale
Mac Ragan Book Author & Former Designer of Johnny Lightning & GreenLight models
Sergio Goldvarg Founder Goldvarg Collection
William Taylor 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.
To learn more about our vision for the future and to invest, visit our Wefunder Profile here. To see what our investors are saying about us, visit our Buzz page on Wefunder here.
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