Designers Posts

Get to Know – Former Hot Wheels Designer Bob Rosas

Get to Know – Former Hot Wheels Designer Bob Rosas

As car fans, we explicitly know what drives our fandom. But what about those who help fuel that fanaticism? What are their favorite castings, real-life cars and more? We decided to find out via our Q&A series where we ask icons and veterans from the world of model cars about the automobiles that helped shape […]

hobbyDB Digital Collectibles: Sirdork Toy Photography Exclusive Available Now

hobbyDB Digital Collectibles: Sirdork Toy Photography Exclusive Available Now

We’re thrilled to announce our next exclusive hobbyDB Digital Collectible and we think you’ll find it quite photogenic. Our latest artistic collaboration brings us into the world of Toy Photography and a stylish new collection from photographer Jared Middleton, better known as Sirdork. The series entitled the “Sirdork Collection” features 21 photo illustrations depicting Star […]

5 Reasons why you should not buy Models of Old Cars

5 Reasons why you should not buy Models of Old Cars

Volodymyr Sorokolat

What car models do you collect? The ones you saw as a child, owned or dream of owning? Whatever your answer is, as a model maker and experienced collector, I must warn you: playing with these adult toys can be unpredictable and even dangerous, especially when it comes to models of the cars from the […]

Saying Goodbye to Hot Wheels and Mattel Designer Ryu Asada

Saying Goodbye to Hot Wheels and Mattel Designer Ryu Asada

We’re heartbroken to learn of the passing of Ryu Asada. The 42-year-old was an accomplished designer for Hot Wheels and Mattel working on more than 150 different diecast versions since rolling out his original Gearonimo model in 2009. Ryu spent 17 years as a designer often drawing inspiration from his Japanese heritage, particularly with JDM […]

The Ultimate Poser: DC Sculptor Tim Bruckner Captured Iconic Moments

The Ultimate Poser: DC Sculptor Tim Bruckner Captured Iconic Moments

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Tim Bruckner, who spent about 20 years sculpting action figures and statues for DC Direct (now known as DC Entertainment). As his career there evolved, he spent more and more time on statues instead of poseable characters. A lot goes into the decisions on how to represent […]