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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 […]

From Princess Diana to Kurt Cobain, the Most Valuable Collectible Sweaters

From Princess Diana to Kurt Cobain, the Most Valuable Collectible Sweaters

The world of collectible fashion saw a spike during the Fall of 2023. Just in time for the autumnal sweater season. On the Sotheby’s auction block that September was the fabled Princess Diana Sheep Jumper. The iconic sweater, knitted by the British brand Warm & Wonderful, was donned publicly by the then Diana Spencer in […]

Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

For many kids of the mid-to-late 90s, it was love at first giggle. The toy was Tickle Me Elmo, an animatronic plush doll that sparked one of the largest toy crazes of all time.  The success of Tickle Me Elmo helped to resurrect a long struggling Children’s Television Workshop, while simultaneously propelling Elmo into a […]

KAWS: From Street Artist to Global Icon

KAWS: From Street Artist to Global Icon

Today’s issue is about the artist known as KAWS, the ex-Disney illustrator whose familiar style has evolved into a global pop culture phenomenon. What began with the rattle of a spray paint can on New York City streets is now recognized the world over — and has created a huge market for collectibles to boot. Even […]

Art Toy of the Week – Sametan

Art Toy of the Week – Sametan
Written by
Catxx

This week’s Art Toy of the Week is Sametan by CometDebris. First released back in 2011, every sale of Sametan, a shark-like figure wearing trousers with his fins sewn back on, helps to benefit PangeaSeed.

Top-10 Most Valuable Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gassers

Top-10 Most Valuable Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gassers

We’re rolling up the garage doors and having a peek under the hood for our look at the Top-10 Most Valuable Hot Wheels Gassers. The ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser is among the most iconic of classic cars. And who better to document the Gasser’s rich history than Hot Wheels. We take a look at […]

History of Vintage Collectible Foam Fingers, Hands and Beyond

History of Vintage Collectible Foam Fingers, Hands and Beyond
Written by
Christopher C. Wuensch

There’s only one true way to show the world that your sport memorabilia collection is No. 1. That’s with a novelty Foam Finger held triumphantly toward the sky. This classic piece of sports fandom has become a staple at ballparks, stadiums and arenas the world over, where they’ve been stylized to just about every sports […]

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