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Handmade by Robots x hobbyDB Exclusive: Judging is Underway!

Handmade by Robots x hobbyDB Exclusive: Judging is Underway!

We want to say thank you to everyone who submitted a Handmade by Robots-themed hobbyDB Showcase for an opportunity to win one of just 10 exclusive Robot 283362-1 Micro Variants! All told, close to 70 of you shared your fandom via your hobbyDB Showcases. Last month we asked Handmade by Robots fans to submit their […]

hobbyDB Home Cleaning: Ironing Out Bugs and Site Speed Issues

hobbyDB Home Cleaning: Ironing Out Bugs and Site Speed Issues

You might have noticed a few glitches and or a delay when opening pages over the course of the last week when accessing hobbyDB. And while we encourage everyone to slow down during the holiday season, this is not what we had in mind. We’re always looking for ways to improve site speed and quality […]

Meet Mike McKittrick! Mattel Employee From 1968-1995

Meet Mike McKittrick! Mattel Employee From 1968-1995

Mike McKittrick talks about his long career at Mattel that started in the in May of 1968. It was his job straight out of High School and he found himself on the factory floor in Hawthorne, CA. Come hear stories about the earliest days of Hot Wheels and his career at Mattel that spanned all […]

This Hot Wheels Collector Has It All….Almost

This Hot Wheels Collector Has It All….Almost

For Eric Elrod there is nothing cooler than Hot Wheels. You know, those miniature die-cast customized cars that Mattel began making for Generation X-ers back in 1968? The company has produced more than 6 billion of the 1:64 scale toy cars over the past 53 years. And you could be a lucky grownup if you […]

Meet Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer!

Meet Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer!

Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer! Howard Rees was born in 1941, and went to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree in 1964. Later he accepted a position with Ford Motor Company in England. After leaving England he continued to work with Ford […]