Darby C Posts

Matchbooks are the Hot New Collectible at hobbyDB

hobbyDB has added Matchbooks as our latest area of collectibles (not to be confused with Matchbox vehciles, of course). It seems like every restaurant, casino, hotel and bar used to have their own custom matchbooks, so there are thousands… maybe millions of different versions to be seen. Dorri Partain will be our Subject Manager for […]

The Radiator Springs Census

Everyone at hobbyDB is a huge Cars fan. Which is why one of our first major projects making sure that we have a page on every resident of Radiator Springs – not to mention all the characters who live elsewhere in the Cars universe, plus the designers, writers, producers, animators and everyone else who helped […]

The net’s hottest new Hot Wheels Catalog…

The net’s hottest new Hot Wheels Catalog…

As part of our grand plan to catalog everything, the hobbyDB gang have decided that a good thing to start with would be Hot Wheels. (We don’t believe in starting small…). That’s every Hot Wheels ever made in every variation, of course. And we’re not just talking about the Mainline, or just the cars. We […]

Tomica 1/64 Cars Went From JDM to Worldwide Since 1970

Tomica 1/64 Cars Went From JDM to Worldwide Since 1970

Tomica started as a brand of scale models of Japanese cars for the Japanese market. But in the early 1970s, the brand expanded worldwide, and soon, Tomica 1/64 cars represented many European and North American models. Here’s a brief history of their production and expansion during the decade. By the way, Tomica designed their cars […]

Fabio Di Pane Masi, the Original Diecastlover, joins hobbyDB 

Fabio Di Pane Masi, the Original Diecastlover, joins hobbyDB 

The hobbyDB family keeps getting bigger with the addition of Fabio Di Pane Masi. Some of you may remember him as the founder of Diecastlovers, an Italian based website of many different brands of diecast cars.    For Fabio it all began in 2009 as a catalog of his own models, in particular his favorite brand Majorette. […]