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Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

Major 1/43 Model Car Event the “Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show” this Weekend in Chicago

This show has been running for thirty years and for about half of that period it combined the 1/43 Scale Show with the Countryside Collectors Classic.  If you have not been yet…go!  The combined show is a huge display of collectibles with an emphasis on scale models and automobilia.  Here some photos from last year […]

hobbyDB to Host Second Price Listing Record Day Event

hobbyDB to Host Second Price Listing Record Day Event

Records were meant to be broken. And we here at the hobbyDB family of brands are setting our sights on a new mark with our second Price Listing Record Day. Last month, our Data Team alongside our trusty panel of Price Squad volunteers set out to assign 6,000 price listings within a 24 hour period. […]

The biggest model car event of the year

The biggest model car event of the year

The Model Car Hall of Fame 2018 Awards are here! With 24 Inductees, this year marks the biggest ever for the Hall. We have our first ever Inductees in new categories including Slot Cars, Automotive Art, Model Trucks and many more. The best part? It’s you, the collectors we have to thank. Together with a […]

Random Acts of Kindness – Special Treatment on Special Events

Random Acts of Kindness – Special Treatment on Special Events
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Musings by Joschik

I just returned from the 30th Hot Wheels Annual Collectors Convention and started to unpack. Besides a lot of Hot Wheels models, some other cars (some Matchbox and 4 Majorettes) I also ended up with 3 RAOKs. Collectors prepare these and then give it to others – some make them for children that are running around […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Exclusives from Mattel, Hot Wheels, Youtooz and Beyond

San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Exclusives from Mattel, Hot Wheels, Youtooz and Beyond

It’s San Diego Comic-Con week! The annual convention takes place July 25-28 and, as usual, comes with a slew of great new SDCC Exclusives! The hobbyDB Squad went hard to work last weekend to get hobbyDB nice and ready for this year’s SDCC. That meant adding all of this year’s exclusives, and not just from […]

Did You Own It: Furbies and Furby Babies

Did You Own It: Furbies and Furby Babies

Long before there was AI, there were Furbies. And if you’re not worried about AI coming to life now, then you clearly didn’t own a Furby then. The world got its first look at Furbies during the holiday crush of 1998. And it didn’t take long for a lot of Furbies to be found in […]

Rare Set of Keep Calm and Carry On Posters Sells For Record Auction Price

Rare Set of Keep Calm and Carry On Posters Sells For Record Auction Price

Everyone. We’re going to need you to not panic. There’s a new record auction price for rare “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters. A complete set of three different sized versions of the iconic WWII posters – the only trio known to exist – recently fetched £9,000 ($11,620) on July 4 at the Anderson & […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Funko Exclusives Arriving on hobbyDB

San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Funko Exclusives Arriving on hobbyDB

San Diego Comic-Con 2024 doesn’t open up its doors until July 25, but, as always, Funko couldn’t wait to get in on the excitement early by announcing this year’s convention and shared exclusives. The team at hobbyDB has begun the task of adding all of Funko’s SDCC ’24 “Funkoville International Airport” exclusives to our guide. […]

The Beanie Baby Phenomenon: How TY Inc. Revolutionized the Toy Industry

The Beanie Baby Phenomenon:  How TY Inc. Revolutionized the Toy Industry
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The Collector One

TY Inc., founded by Ty Warner, is a renowned toy company that has left an indelible mark on the world of collectible plush toys. With its iconic Beanie Babies, TY has captured the hearts of both children and adults alike. The company’s success can be attributed to its innovative designs along with the high-quality craftsmanship, […]

Top Ideas For Extending Your Scalextric Advance Circuit

Top Ideas For Extending Your Scalextric Advance Circuit
Written by
George Lewington

Perhaps you already have a Scalextric Advance Circuit or want to know the possibilities of expanding it. Well you are in the right place! In our post we tell you all about this system and the different circuits that you can create with different extensions. Let’s get started – Scalextric System Features ADVANCE How does […]

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