One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

I’ve known of the other Christian since the mid-Nineties as nobody, really nobody has taken documenting collectibles (in his case Matchbox) more seriously.  We then met at one of the Nuremberg Toy Fairs maybe 10 years ago.  He was there with a number of big folders and to understand the depth that he goes into […]

Another Amazing Find – the 2000 Barbie Silkline Retailer Display Case!

Another Amazing Find – the 2000 Barbie Silkline Retailer Display Case!

Did you ever wonder what happens to those amazing retailer display cases?  In the past retailers disposed of them, today they send them back to the manufacturer but if you have a special relationship or ask nicely…   Lorrie is on good terms with her favorite retailers and when she asked for this gem they gave […]

Real Estate Veteran and HW Collector Bruce Pascal joins hobbyDB as lead investor in its second Crowdfunding Round

Real Estate Veteran and HW Collector Bruce Pascal joins hobbyDB as lead investor in its second Crowdfunding Round

As our second crowdfunding initiative kicks off, we’re excited to welcome Bruce Pascal as the round’s lead investor. With more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Pascal is best known in the business community as a real estate veteran who has handled some of the most complex and largest lease transactions in the […]

Newly Added to hobbyDB: Curators Sought for Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More

Newly Added to hobbyDB: Curators Sought for Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More

We reached a major milestone in October when we added the 500,000th item to the hobbyDB database. But we weren’t done. Not even close. We are, after all, on a mission to add over one billion collectibles…eventually. Since reaching the 500K mark we’ve added more than four thousand additional items with more arriving in the […]

hobbyDB to Expand its Autographed Item Database

hobbyDB to Expand its Autographed Item Database

When it comes to adding autographed items to hobbyDB, you, the hDB faithful, were strongly in favor.  We started by adding easy ones. For example signed Funko items with their own series, stickers and quantities from trusted distributors and partners such as 7 Bucks A Pop and ToyZilla as these are effectively products in their […]

Another Visit to the Jang Birsens Matchbox Mecca!

Another Visit to the Jang Birsens Matchbox Mecca!

In the last few months, I visited my friend’s Jang Birsens Matchbox Museum as many times as I could. There is so much stuff to see and it got me back to buy some Matchbox models, for me a kind of a back to the roots moment!  Therefore I decided to write a second report […]

Round 2 is Open! Now is your chance to own a piece of hobbyDB

Round 2 is Open! Now is your chance to own a piece of hobbyDB

You, our members, are the heart of hobbyDB. Many of you give your time and knowledge to make the project better and better each day. Without you, the database would not nearly be what it is today. With the community’s help, the database has grown to cover a huge 586,000 collectibles and their related subjects, […]

Introducing hobbyDB Gallery Pages to Show off everything you love about your collection

Introducing hobbyDB Gallery Pages to Show off everything you love about your collection

What’s the fun of having a collection if you can’t show it off?  We’re a big believer in being able to proudly display your passions, so we’re happy to introduce our new Gallery page. You’ll find your new Gallery located next to your Collection and Wish List links found just below the banner image on […]

Meet our Curator of the Month October FJaviserr from Chile!

Meet our Curator of the Month October FJaviserr from Chile!

Read about Javier, his daughter and collection on this Pop Price Guide blog post.

World Series Collectibles: Celebrating the Fall Classic on hobbyDB

World Series Collectibles: Celebrating the Fall Classic on hobbyDB

October is here and that means more than the foliage is on display as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays prepare to square off in the annual rite of autumn…the World Series. The start of the 116th Fall Classic has us thinking of our own Major League Baseball collections. Join us in the […]