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The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

Musings by Joschik

Here at the hobbyDB team we like toys and have good memories of having run Hot Wheels tracks as children.   And who want to have the longest track?  Here is the author at his first attempt 50 years ago (with what looks like some Tootsie Toys… not really suitable for a long track – still […]

A New Generation of Models of Yesteryear Collectors?

A New Generation of Models of Yesteryear Collectors?

Joschik

The other day I got into an online discussion about some Matchbox’s Models of Yesteryear (or short MoY). Like Brumm, Lledo or Ziss MoY is a brand that seems to not have made the Generational Jump and thus they are often hard to sell and can represent great value for money.  My counterparty seems very […]

2nd Time Lucky – another (and much better) lot of Hot Wheels Kinder Surprises!

2nd Time Lucky – another (and much better) lot of Hot Wheels Kinder Surprises!

I wrote a few months ago how disappointed I was with the first Hot Wheels in Kinder Surprise clone. But being the ever-optimist when I saw them again I bought 3 of them, these were branded Finders Keepers.  And while the last mislead with the packaging I was secretly hoping that this time I get […]

Investing in Vintage Porsche Posters

Investing in Vintage Porsche Posters

Christian Braun

When it comes to elegance, power, and performance, very few automobile manufacturers have the staying power of Porsche. And even fewer of them can trace their entire evolution through the art of vintage posters. Yes, the same posters we hung on our walls as kids; the ones that inspired greatness — both on the track, […]

The Size of the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merch

The Size of the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merch

Joschik

Last week Rowan Bridge from the BBC asked me how big the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merchandise is.  I knew it was big and decided to look at hobbyDB and other stats to give him my best answer.   First, we have to define what we are looking for.  The secondary market for Star […]