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Shipping Costs Kill 100,000s of Small US Businesses – We Need Shipping Neutrality

Shipping Costs Kill 100,000s of Small US Businesses – We Need Shipping Neutrality

Joschik

Online trading allowed hundreds of thousands to create their small businesses selling directly or via platforms such as hobbyDB to others in the United States and overseas. But shipping costs are now killing these businesses off, in favor of Amazon and maybe some other big corporates that are trying to copy Amazon. There are thousands […]

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Musings By Joschik

Since 1998 Hideaki is the director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum.  He is also a co-founder and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  He has always been more than willing to engage in dialog with other model car collectors around the globe.  He already wrote a number of blog posts about […]

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome

Musings By Joschik

I had a fantastic time at an event in Allentown, Pennsylvania to achieve these 3 objectives  – Launch of the North American Brooklin Collectors Club Launch of the NB Center Collection Launch of the Brooklin Garage So a full agenda! And even better, the whole thing was held at The NB Center for American Automotive […]

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB

Musings by Joschik

We’ve made it our mission to partner with collectors from all around the world.  Today, we feel very privileged to introduce a long-time supporter, who will work with hobbyDB to add a considerable amount of information to the database. Ten years ago and before the start of hobbyDB, Paul and I began a dialog about […]

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Musings by Joschik

I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them  – They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them.  I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first […]