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As good as they come – we will miss Richard Gottlieb

As good as they come – we will miss Richard Gottlieb

Joschik

R.I.P. Richard I cold-emailed Richard before even arriving in the US in 2012 and since then he has always been there for me and our team.  His first email asked “How would you like me to contribute?” and that just represented who he was. He gave advice, made many introductions, joined our Advisory Council, became […]

121 Years of Toy Fair New York and I Am Excited It Is Back!

121 Years of Toy Fair New York and I Am Excited It Is Back!

Joschik

It started in 1903 with less than 10 companies in New York and after two years COVID break Toy Fair is back from September 30 to October 3.  Now there are 1,000s of companies presenting or walking the floor!  And it is a joy to walk the Halls! Noticed that Toy Fair lasted for more […]

hobbyDB & Museums Make a Perfect Combination

hobbyDB & Museums Make a Perfect Combination

Musings by Joschik

Visiting museums is one of my favorite pastimes and I’ve been to more than 400 of them (including personal collections that are so extensive and well-displayed that I count them as museums!) Museums play an important part in promoting collecting and I think hobbyDB can add enormous value to them as part of the collecting […]

Hot Wheels Kinder Surprise in Spain, not my cup of tea

Hot Wheels Kinder Surprise in Spain, not my cup of tea

Musings by Joschik

Saw these Hot Wheels Kinder Eggs Grocery Shopping in Spain  –   With that promising packaging I had to get a few of them  –   Lots of chocolate (but not the best)  –   Lots of packaging  –   Here are the first ten toys where I had no idea of how they were […]

R.I.P. Jim Garbaczewski

R.I.P. Jim Garbaczewski

I just heard that we lost Jim – one of the most friendliest and helpful folks I ever met. Rob Graves introduced us in 2015 and since then Jim has always been there when needed.  He was also one of the unluckiest folks that I know, with way too many accidents and health problems and […]