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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 Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever
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Musings by Joschik

Here at the hobbyDB team we like toys and have good memories of having run Hot Wheels tracks as children.   And who want to have the longest track?  Here is the author at his first attempt 50 years ago (with what looks like some Tootsie Toys… not really suitable for a long track – still […]

hobbyDB’s Coolest Things We Saw at the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

hobbyDB’s Coolest Things We Saw at the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair!
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Baskingshark

After a couple of years off starting in 2020 for obvious reasons, the world-famous Nuremberg Toy Fair returned in 2023 and has just wrapped up its 2024 outing. Long known as THE place for toy and collectible companies to debut their latest products, it’s always a visual feast for eventgoers as exhibitors tempt buyers by […]

hobbyDB Local Directory: Motorama Returns to Penn. with Races & Diecast

hobbyDB Local Directory: Motorama Returns to Penn. with Races & Diecast

What’s going on in the world of collectibles in your neck of the woods? The hobbyDB Local Directory is here to keep you in the know. With the Local Directory, you can find events, museums and stores in your area all tailored to your collection and interests. Thanks in part to our handy search filters. […]

Get to Know: Prototype Costume Fabricator Esther Skandunas

Get to Know: Prototype Costume Fabricator Esther Skandunas

Esther Skandunas has a keen eye when it comes to making your favorite action figures look sharp. Esther takes us through some of her history, inspiration and favorite items from a rewarding career as a prototype costume fabricator. Check out her amazing work. Over to you, Esther! How’d you get started in Prototype Costume Fabrication? […]

State of hobbyDB: A Look Back at 2023 and What’s to Come in 2024 in the World of Collectibles

State of hobbyDB: A Look Back at 2023 and What’s to Come in 2024 in the World of Collectibles

Another wonderful year is in the books here at hobbyDB. Before we look ahead to the excitement that awaits us in 2024, we thought we’d look back on the year in collectibles that was 2023 at hobbyDB. hobbyDB by the Numbers The hobbyDB database is bigger and better than ever! You’ll now find more than […]

hobbyDB x Abominable Toys x Handmade by Robots Exclusive! Blacklight Chomp!

hobbyDB x Abominable Toys x Handmade by Robots Exclusive! Blacklight Chomp!

We’re taking a bite out of 2024 with our first exclusive of the New Year and we want you to have the first opportunity to add it to your collection. Introducing…Blacklight Chomp! Our latest collaboration between Abominable Toys and Handmade by Robots is as colorful as he is adorable. But he’s also very limited with […]

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