Immensely popular in Europe, partworks are collections released periodically, in parts, hence the name. Partwork collections revolve around specific themes, such as model vehicles, horses, figurines from series like Dr. Who, gemstones, butterflies, comics, history, and more. Each entry includes a printed magazine with insightful information about the accompanying item. Recently, large-scale model kits have […]
Steve Engeman has been collecting promo models for three-plus decades, amassing quite the collection during that time. A member of the hobbyDB Advisory Council, he also collects a wide variety of other automobilia, including brochures, images, salesman awards and much more. Known on hobbyDB as Litre7, today Steve takes us on a tour of 10 […]
I am an enthusiastic collector, particularly when some of the greatest artistic masterpieces merged with our beloved collectibles, beyond the value that could have, those small “historical pieces” elevate our collections to another level. More than twenty years ago and after collaborating with Cartoon Network in a marketing campaign, I was so lucky because they […]
I have been creating artwork for imaginary model kits that I wish had been available when I was growing up. So in some cases there is a kit available now. But where was it in 1977 when 10-year-old me really needed it? Ha! Wherever possible I have matched the aspect ratio of my box top […]
Global Toy News
1903 was the year that the American toy industry came together for its first Toy Fair. Looking back from 2016, it seems like a quaint time with clumsy looking cars, boxy trolley cars and hats…lots and lots of hats. In actuality, it was not such a quaint time. The world was in the midst of great […]
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