Joschik Posts

Better Sorting and Filtering for Database Items

Better Sorting and Filtering for Database Items

We made two changes today and while they sound technical they are – we believe – exciting! Filter by Date We have a Produced From and a Produced To date but most of the time the Produced To date is just not known or even relevant (with more than 98% of entries not having that […]

The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

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 […]

Getting Hot Wheels Listings Right – Part 1

Getting Hot Wheels Listings Right – Part 1

Hot Wheels is believed to be the most collected diecast brand, ever. It is also most likely the best-researched one. And the one that for sure has the most variations – card differences, stickers, decals, interior colors and many other details make Hot Wheels such an exciting area!  It also created pages and pages of […]

Why Subjects could be your new friend (and how they can become even more awesome!)

Why Subjects could be your new friend (and how they can become even more awesome!)

Musings by Joschik

Generally, folks use the Database Items search to find that Boba Fett San Diego Comic-Con Special or literature about the 1972 Ford F100 Pick-up, but have you tried Subjects? There are already 90,000 pages dedicated to movie characters, racing drivers and designers as well as Brands, Series, Cities, Movies and and and. When searching for […]

Informed Buyer and Informed Seller…

Informed Buyer and Informed Seller…

Sometimes that study of Economics pays dividends…   Some of the premises to establish a solid value (for hobbyDB, our Estimated Value) are the following  – Many buyers and sellers Standardized products Independent buyers and sellers Well-informed buyers and sellers   As our plan to improve the quality of our Estimated Values some of the […]