Joschik Posts

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Musings by Joschik

I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them  – They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them.  I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first […]

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?

Musings by Joschik

I am a junky for collectible stats and when our man in South America, Javier send me a Bloomberg article on the Chinese Designer Toy market (we refer to it as Vinyl Art Toys) I had to study it.  It claimed the market to be valued at 38.4 billion yuan (that is $5.96 billion!!!).  That […]

To me the Emperor wears no clothes – a personal take on Fractional Ownership in Collectibles

To me the Emperor wears no clothes – a personal take on Fractional Ownership in Collectibles

Musings by Joschik

I am interested in Collectibles and I don’t want the market to crash (see my recent blog post on What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?), so I try to stay ahead in terms of collectible NFTs and other trends that have the power to shift the overall narrative.  One of […]

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?

Musings by Joschik

For years I have been studying any research related to Collectibles I can get my hands on, starting from the Dutch tulip craze / crash from the mid-1600 century… At the height of that boom you could either buy the (admittingly lovely) Semper August tulip or “one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable […]

What is FanMerch and how much do we spend on it? A total of $500 billion per year!

What is FanMerch and how much do we spend on it?  A total of $500 billion per year!

FanMerch and Collectibles used to be the same and everybody called themselves a collector.  Today things are more differentiated and items that were Collectibles are now design, home decor, outfits and day-to-day items – like this home office, Hello Kitty watch, football BBQ or the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Camaro! One in seven Americans is […]