Tips and Advice Posts

Guide to Vintage Carded Star Wars Action Figures

A Guest Blog Post by Mark Griffiths This article was originally written for Rareburg, who in 2016,  joined forces with hobbyDB to provide an excellent source of collectible knowhow for the community.  As with most things in life, ‘something’ is only worth what ‘someone’ will pay for it. This is true for most things in life, […]

From The Basement, Vol: 2: Autographed Baseball Cards: To Sign or Not to Sign

From The Basement, Vol: 2: Autographed Baseball Cards: To Sign or Not to Sign

You can tell a lot about a ball player by the way they treat their fans, particularly their youngest supporters. Both players and fans report to sun-soaked spring training camps in Arizona and Florida this month, creating baseball’s version of the Venn diagram, in which many of the barriers between athletes and common folk become […]

Collecting Star Wars is cheaper than you think

A Guest Blog Post by Dave Moss This article was originally written for Rareburg, who in December,  joined forces with hobbyDB to provide an excellent source of collectible knowhow for the community.  When I chat to people who don’t collect vintage Star Wars toys they all tend to think that it must be an expensive […]

When MIP Means “Messed-up In Package”

When MIP Means “Messed-up In Package”

In 1975, Hot Wheels introduced a new way to package their vehicles, in themed 6-Packs. Cars were attached to a simple cardstock base with rubber bands, and the artwork featured some of the cars from that set. In the earliest sets, the cars were usually taken directly from Mainline offerings with no distinct variants. So […]

Life, Death, and the Price of Princess Leia Action Figures

There’s been a lot of chatter on Facebook from collectors who complain about sellers raising the prices of collectibles related to a famous actor or public figure when they die. Right now, of course, lots of folks are concerned about the price of Princess Leia action figures in the wake of Carrie Fisher’s sudden death. “How […]