How to catalog Autographs

How to catalog Autographs

We have always struggled with autographs, mainly because they come in two forms. The pure autograph, just a piece of paper, for example, this one with the signatures of the Beatles  –          Another collectible that has also been signed, for example, this Funko POP of Captain America signed by Stan Lee  […]

You can now organize your Collection with Custom Lists!

You can now organize your Collection with Custom Lists!

Thanks to all of your feedback, we’ve realized that organizing and sorting your collections in custom/easy to display ways has become very important to collectors everywhere. It’s for those reasons that we are very excited about releasing our first generic list feature.  We already have your Collection, your Wish List and your Favorite Sellers in […]

5 Years, 5 Fun Facts – KMJ Diecast, Kirk Smith, and hobbyDB

5 Years, 5 Fun Facts – KMJ Diecast, Kirk Smith, and hobbyDB

A little bit more than five years ago, Kirk Smith found himself running an online store selling Hot Wheels cars on kmjdiecast.com that was doing very well – until he heard from his software provider that they were going to phase out the very product he relied on running his store. In a nice twist […]

Microcar Models’ Danny Draper is Latest hobbyDB Shareholder

Microcar Models’ Danny Draper is Latest hobbyDB Shareholder

Danny Draper of Microcar Models Australia is the newest shareholder in hobbyDB. MMA is a small company that makes minuscule models of microscopic cars. But they still think big. “Our desire is for microcars and bubble cars not previously made or to reimagine those known but longer available,” said Danny, founder of the company. Started […]

We Built a List of the 14 Coolest Lego Car Kits Ever!

We Built a List of the 14 Coolest Lego Car Kits Ever!

The earliest Lego blocks did not lend themselves to building vehicles. In fact, wheels were kind of an afterthought at first. But as different size wheels and tires became available, all you needed to build an awesome car was some imagination and maybe a few special new bricks. There have been many automotive building sets […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari Mythos Coupe

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari Mythos Coupe

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This week, it’s the Mythos Coupe. A couple of weeks ago, we met the Ferrari Mythos – the Pininfarina-designed, Testarossa-based Barchetta show car. At the time, you’ll remember, we blogged […]

Nature Connects, Art With Lego Animals Returning to Denver Zoo

Nature Connects, Art With Lego Animals Returning to Denver Zoo

For the first time in five years, giant Lego animals will roam the Denver Zoo. They will be on exhibit From July 17-October 31, 2020 Denver Zoo is home to nearly 3,000 animals representing 450 species, including many that are vulnerable, threatened, endangered or even extinct in the wild. And soon, a few more awe-inspiring […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Four Famous Ferrari Firsts! 

Forgotten Ferraris: Four Famous Ferrari Firsts! 

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This is the final installment, for now, a look at some more recent Ferraris that made it into model form in a hurry. Each of them was a “first” […]

hobbyDB Welcomes The Toy Collector App & 145,000 collectibles to the database!

hobbyDB Welcomes The Toy Collector App & 145,000 collectibles to the database!

One of the best parts of the hobbyDB experience is the ability to partner with and work alongside some of the most passionate minds in the collecting community. Among those ardent collectors is Zack Fisher. Zack not only brings his vast collectibles knowledge to the team, but also his passion project for the last 10 […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Panamerican 20,000

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Panamerican 20,000

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This week, it’s the special edition 599 GTB Fiorano Panamerican 20,000 Popular opinion often has it that supercars are fragile beasts, unsuited to daily or rough driving. However, this […]