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More Than 10,000 New Designer Toys Joining hobbyDB!

More Than 10,000 New Designer Toys Joining hobbyDB!

As part of our mission to document the entire world of collectibles, we’re always looking for great databases to join the hobbyDB family. 2024 is already proving to be the year of Designer Toys with the addition of Official Archives for The Creatives in January and Galaxxor earlier in February. And today, we could not […]

Get To Know: Veteran Hard Rock Pin Collector Moose and the Elusive Wood Grain Guitar Series

Get To Know: Veteran Hard Rock Pin Collector Moose and the Elusive Wood Grain Guitar Series

Ernst Tremmel aka "Moose"

The Hard Rock Cafe Vienna opened in summer 2014. I had already visited a few cafés and bought pins, but I didn’t really have a clue what collecting Hard Rock Pins meant. At that time, the “Wood Grain Series” was current and I decided to collect this series. I had the confidence of a beginner. […]

Get to Know: Action Figure Designer Mondo

Get to Know: Action Figure Designer Mondo

Armando “Mondo” Roque is an artist, toy designer and serial doodler who currently designs action figures for @DreamsofRobots and, in the past, for the likes of Super7 and Fugglers. His latest vinyl art toy currently under construction in the lab is a Japanese “Super Robot” dubbed the Siege Fortress Iron Berserker. And you can help […]

The Thrilling Art of Rocco The Sculptor

The Thrilling Art of Rocco The Sculptor

Rocco Tartamella is a freelance artist specializing in custom creations and sculpting full production series projects. And there’s a very good chance that you’ve seen his amazing commercial sculptures and portraits, statues and busts. For more than 20 years, Rocco The Sculptor  has worked with the likes of toy companies, such as Hasbro and Jakks Pacific, […]

Get to Know – M2 Machines VP of Design Sean Taylor

Get to Know – M2 Machines VP of Design Sean Taylor

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 their […]