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Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer of Omnidolls Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer of Omnidolls Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

When it comes to collecting, few genres are more steeped in history than doll collecting. Jackie Fulmer has spent a lifetime collecting and documenting the history of dolls, through books, websites and lots more. We’re grateful to announce that Jackie, a new hobbyDB Shareholder, has agreed to share some of her expertise as the latest […]

Remembering Designer Colin Cantwell with our Favorite Star Wars Spaceships on hobbyDB

Remembering Designer Colin Cantwell with our Favorite Star Wars Spaceships on hobbyDB

The galaxy might be far, far away, but the Star Wars community has lost someone that was very near to their hearts with the passing of Colin Cantwell at age 90. If you’re not familiar with Cantwell’s name, you definitely know his work designing many of the most iconic spaceships from Star Wars lore. From […]

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 […]

Rare Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Funko Pop! Sells for Record $100K

Rare Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Funko Pop! Sells for Record $100K

When it comes to collecting Funko Pop! figures, owning a Golden Ticket is something straight from a world of imagination. That dream just became a reality for hobbyDB shareholder and contributor GrailMonster, who just purchased one of Funko’s holiest of grails. And he does so in record-setting fashion with (what we believe) is the most […]

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

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

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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, […]