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From Germany to Australia, the History of the 1960 Goggomobil

From Germany to Australia, the History of the 1960 Goggomobil

From 1959–1961 Bill Buckle of Sydney famously imported the Goggomobil from Germany into Australia and in 1960 using the base of the successful Goggomobil Dart sedan, produced the Carryall delivery van completely in house from his own unique design. The concept was to produce a utilitarian van that would have a cheap purchase price, was […]

Funko’s Journey Through Willy Wonka’s World of Imagination

Funko’s Journey Through Willy Wonka’s World of Imagination

Fjavirserr

Most people bear Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) in mind, when we think about Willy Wonka. However, the work of the British author, Roald Dahl, had its very first contact with the big screen in 1971, with the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” In this charming and likable film adaptation, […]

Why as a Collector I Invested in hobbyDB

Why as a Collector I Invested in hobbyDB

kuvakas

I’m not a financial expert or even really an investor. I’m a pastor from Central Virginia who has been car crazy since birth and collects 1/43 scale model cars. So, the world of high finance, stock offerings, annual reports and proxy voting is unfamiliar ground for me. Still, I was intrigued by a new crowdfunding […]

The Influence of Japanese Toys on Funko Collectibles

The Influence of Japanese Toys on Funko Collectibles
Javier Serrano

Fjaviserr

After World War II, Japan became one of the most important toy-producing countries in the world and the story continues on nowadays. The tradition of the Japanese toy industry has a relevant impact on Pop Culture, with its packaging and toy designs being an important part of it. No matter what we collect, there is […]

Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs

Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs

Willy Washington

When I was a kid, I remember my sister buying me the first six Hot Wheels Steering Rigs before she went into the Army. She told me if I couldn’t take care of them she wouldn’t buy me any more, lol. This was back in 1982. The first Steering Rigs came out in 1981 and there were a […]