Talking to Josh & Mike from Talk’n Pops about Funko and Collecting in general

Talking to Josh & Mike from Talk’n Pops about Funko and Collecting in general

Christian recently spoke to Josh and Mike for their Podcast that has been going forever, covering Funko Pops and some other subjects.  You will find this particular episode here.  You can also listen to it right here  – Or if you rather read, here is the full transcript  – Mike: How’s it going, everybody? Josh: Hey, […]

Wreck Royale Vehicles Are Smashing Good Fun

Wreck Royale Vehicles Are Smashing Good Fun

In 1970, Kenner’s SSP Smash-Up Derby toys crashed their way into the rec rooms of kids everywhere, inspiring good, wholesome vehicular violence (you remember the jingle, right?). Fifty years hence, there’s Wreck Royale from MGA Entertainment. This series of seven vehicles are designed for explosive impact and maximum chaos with multiple parts that fly off […]

The Ultimate Poser: DC Sculptor Tim Bruckner Captured Iconic Moments

The Ultimate Poser: DC Sculptor Tim Bruckner Captured Iconic Moments

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Tim Bruckner, who spent about 20 years sculpting action figures and statues for DC Direct (now known as DC Entertainment). As his career there evolved, he spent more and more time on statues instead of poseable characters. A lot goes into the decisions on how to represent […]

Tim Bruckner, Man of DC Action Figures!

Tim Bruckner, Man of DC Action Figures!

A couple weeks ago we introduced you to Tim Bruckner, who spent about 20 years sculpting DC action figures and statues for DC Direct (now known as DC Entertainment) and other companies. We barely scratched the surface of his stories, so here’s a look at some of the design processes he went through in his […]

A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

One comment we at hobbyDB hear a lot is “do you get to play with toys all day?” (The answer, sadly is no.) Another is “you must have the world’s largest collections of (Hot Wheels, Funko Pops, video games, etc.)” Also, no, but most of us do have a pretty good collection of something or […]

Saying Good-Bye to Gemr

Over the years, different collectible companies have emerged with the goal of helping the collector community. One of the coolest parts about being a part of this community, is that you get to know the people and teams behind many of the awesome platforms created to serve the different needs of the collector. Yesterday was […]

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

With Captain Picard about to head off on another voyage into space, it seems like a good time to think about other space travelers. More specifically, let’s think about those wanderers who live in space… not just sci-fi fare like Futurama where the characters travel a lot but live on a planet, but those who […]

We’ve officially reached 95% of our Crowdfunding target!

We’ve officially reached 95% of our Crowdfunding target!

Throughout our crowdfunding journey, we’ve spoken to collectors from all over the world to understand what they want in their all-in-one collection management tool. Whether it be researching a collectible, tracking the value of your collection over time, or purchasing an item for your collection, our goal is to create the best tool that powers your […]

Meet hobbyDB’s Newest Backers! Part 1; Industry Insiders!

Meet hobbyDB’s Newest Backers! Part 1; Industry Insiders!

We’re thrilled to have so many new shareholders from so many different walks of life! Some are site super-users, others are people who have worked in the collectibles industry for years and love what we’re doing for collectors! Today we’re featuring some of the latter; a few industry stakeholders who believe in the hobbyDB mission […]

Meet Tim Bruckner, DC Action Figure and Statue Artist

Meet Tim Bruckner, DC Action Figure and Statue Artist

Recently hobbyDB brought you the stories of some of the designers of Matchbox cars from the early 2000s. You all thought it was fascinating to learn of the people and processes behind some of our favorite toys and collectibles. In that spirit, we’d like to introduce you to Tim Bruckner, an incredible sculptor and designer […]