Welcome The Toy Peddler Community to hobbyDB


We’d like to officially welcome the members of The Toy Peddler, or TTP for short, to the hobbyDB experience.

What this means for the hobbyDB Community is that you’ll see close to 70,000 new items now available in the hobbyDB Marketplace! We’re also super stoked to announce that Anita Smith is joining the hobbyDB Advisory Board! Anita, aka Chickluu, has done an amazing job running The Toy Peddler. We couldn’t be more grateful to add her Redlines expertise among our panel of experts.

Speaking of model car lovers, the Hot Wheels Annual Collectors Convention will celebrate its 36th anniversary from Oct. 5-9 in Los Angeles. Don’t miss chats with Hot Wheels legend Larry Wood from 10:30-11:30 p.m. PST on Thursday in Imperial Room D and with hobbyDB and TTP from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the JW Ballroom.

Can’t make it to this year’s show? Don’t miss out. Pre-order your Toy Peddler HW Convention exclusives today! Give them a look here!

One of the two 2022 TTP Exclusives

About The Toy Peddler

A proud member of the hobbyDB family of brands, TTP has been a reliable marketplace for diecast and model cars for more than 24 years (and has been creating some exciting Custom models over the year – you can find them here).

With the new TTP comes –

  • 17,312 new members (we migrated everybody who did not yet have a hobbyDB account and bought or sold at least one item on TTP)
  • 678 current Sellers that offer 74,881 items for Sale (mostly model cars but also some Action Figures, POPs, Comics etc.)

For our diecast lovers who are already Members, you can look forward to more variety in the hobbyDB Marketplace (please note that the counter showing the total number of Items for Sale has been paused to make the migration faster).

Some public service announcements

  • Over the next few weeks, sellers will have to add information to their listings to help make their items show up when you use the filters for Brands, Boxed vs. Loose, Lots etc.
  • Like Pop Price Guide, the new site can be reached via the www.TheToyPeddler.com URL and will only show Model Cars as well as all items that are Hot Wheels branded (so for example Hot Wheels Books or T-Shirts). We already had the first expression of interest by TTP Members to join the Squad which means we can add to the 215,000 Model Cars now in the database.

 

 

We could not have done this without

Special thanks go to Anita who over the last few years has made sure TTP stays the best for diecast collectors; George for help with keeping the geriatric TTP technology from collapsing (we think that TTP is the last website that is still using Perl that was invented in 1977 and last updated in 1998!!!); and Usman who worked tirelessly to allow us to migrate Members and Items for Sale (definitely the hardest data migration we have ever done here at hobbyDB).

If you are a TTP Member, then you can visit the new TTP Help Section here. To find out more about our mission to document every model car ever made, click here!

Let us know if you have any questions in the meantime by sending an email to support@hobbydb.com and we’ll let you know as soon as the transfer is complete.

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Karl
Karl
2 months ago

Great news – congratulations on the integration! Looks like a win-win s they say. Once the TTP folks use hobbyDB for a while, it will become very easy to navigate. The learning curve is not too bad.

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