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Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

This show has been running for thirty years and for about half of that period it combined the 1/43 Scale Show with the Countryside Collectors Classic.  If you have not been yet…go!  The combined show is a huge display of collectibles with an emphasis on scale models and automobilia.  Here some photos from last year […]

hobbyDB to Host Second Price Listing Record Day Event

hobbyDB to Host Second Price Listing Record Day Event

Records were meant to be broken. And we here at the hobbyDB family of brands are setting our sights on a new mark with our second Price Listing Record Day. Last month, our Data Team alongside our trusty panel of Price Squad volunteers set out to assign 6,000 price listings within a 24 hour period. […]

The biggest model car event of the year

The biggest model car event of the year

The Model Car Hall of Fame 2018 Awards are here! With 24 Inductees, this year marks the biggest ever for the Hall. We have our first ever Inductees in new categories including Slot Cars, Automotive Art, Model Trucks and many more. The best part? It’s you, the collectors we have to thank. Together with a […]

Random Acts of Kindness – Special Treatment on Special Events

Random Acts of Kindness – Special Treatment on Special Events
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Musings by Joschik

I just returned from the 30th Hot Wheels Annual Collectors Convention and started to unpack. Besides a lot of Hot Wheels models, some other cars (some Matchbox and 4 Majorettes) I also ended up with 3 RAOKs. Collectors prepare these and then give it to others – some make them for children that are running around […]

The Beanie Baby Phenomenon: How TY Inc. Revolutionized the Toy Industry

The Beanie Baby Phenomenon:  How TY Inc. Revolutionized the Toy Industry
Written by
The Collector One

TY Inc., founded by Ty Warner, is a renowned toy company that has left an indelible mark on the world of collectible plush toys. With its iconic Beanie Babies, TY has captured the hearts of both children and adults alike. The company’s success can be attributed to its innovative designs along with the high-quality craftsmanship, […]

Top Ideas For Extending Your Scalextric Advance Circuit

Top Ideas For Extending Your Scalextric Advance Circuit
Written by
George Lewington

Perhaps you already have a Scalextric Advance Circuit or want to know the possibilities of expanding it. Well you are in the right place! In our post we tell you all about this system and the different circuits that you can create with different extensions. Let’s get started – Scalextric System Features ADVANCE How does […]

From the Cool to the Quirky, Collectible Collaborations from Lancôme to Lego

From the Cool to the Quirky, Collectible Collaborations from Lancôme to Lego
Written by
Joschik

What’s better than our favorite collectible brands? How about when our favorite collectible brands partner up for some mind-blowing collaborations? Here is taking a look at a handful of cool and quirky collabs from the likes of Hot Wheels, Hasbro and Barbie, as well as Aquafresh, Heinz and more. What are some other collectible franchise […]

My Top-10: Model Racing Transporter Trucks – Part One

My Top-10: Model Racing Transporter Trucks – Part One

I love trucks! I grew up around trucks of every shape and size and trucks have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. I even drove trucks for my father’s business for a few years until I started what eventually became my career. That love and affinity for trucks […]

10 Highly Valuable Indianapolis 500 Model Racecars and Other Collectibles

10 Highly Valuable Indianapolis 500 Model Racecars and Other Collectibles

Since its first checkered flag in 1911, the Indianapolis 500 has established itself as one of the preeminent racing events in the United States. With more than a century’s worth of races, comes a wealth of Indy 500 collectibles. We take a look at the Indianapolis 500 collectibles that speed across the finish line to […]

From Princess Diana to Kurt Cobain, the Most Valuable Collectible Sweaters

From Princess Diana to Kurt Cobain, the Most Valuable Collectible Sweaters

The world of collectible fashion saw a spike during the Fall of 2023. Just in time for the autumnal sweater season. On the Sotheby’s auction block that September was the fabled Princess Diana Sheep Jumper. The iconic sweater, knitted by the British brand Warm & Wonderful, was donned publicly by the then Diana Spencer in […]

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