Joschik Posts

Next Sunday the Dana Cain Toy Show turns 30!

Next Sunday the Dana Cain Toy Show turns 30!

We love Dana and her toy show and just had to talk a bit about it.   Read about it on her own history page here and if you can go do so!  She always has great vendors, amazing guests such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Van Williams (The Green Hornet) and […]

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 […]

The SHOP SAFE Act is ill-thought out and will cost all of us, let’s stop it!

The SHOP SAFE Act is ill-thought out and will cost all of us, let’s stop it!

Congress is once again trying to fix a very specific problem with a broad solution (and this one is relevant for you!). We support the SHOP SAFE Act’s underlying goal of protecting consumers from unsafe and defective counterfeit products (who would not?).  The problem is that SHOP SAFE tackles the issue in a way that would […]

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy

Musings By Joschik

hobbyDB Superstar Karl Schnelle AKA Stroget introduced me a while ago to fellow collector John Kuvakas and since then we spoke a lot and, boy, did I enjoy every one of those calls!  So when he did his second video on how to use hobbyDB I felt I just have to pay tribute to all […]

The Essence Of The Car – And All in 1:43 Scale

The Essence Of The Car – And All in 1:43 Scale

David Roots

The Essence Of The Car started out more or less by accident. In 1994, I began work on creating the powertrain for a special four-wheel-drive supercar for a private collector. As the project progressed, it seemed sensible to gather together scale models of other supercars, by chance, all to the scale of 1/43. As time […]