Tomica 1/64 Cars Went From JDM to Worldwide Since 1970

Tomica started as a brand of scale models of Japanese cars for the Japanese market. But in the early 1970s, the brand expanded worldwide, and soon, Tomica 1/64 cars represented many European and North American models. Here’s a brief history of their production and expansion during the decade. By the way, Tomica designed their cars […]

Fabio Di Pane Masi, the Original Diecastlover, joins hobbyDB 

Fabio Di Pane Masi, the Original Diecastlover, joins hobbyDB 

The hobbyDB family keeps getting bigger with the addition of Fabio Di Pane Masi. Some of you may remember him as the founder of Diecastlovers, an Italian based website of many different brands of diecast cars.    For Fabio it all began in 2009 as a catalog of his own models, in particular his favorite brand Majorette. […]

The Forgotten Mustang

The Forgotten Mustang

Mustang fans across the world celebrated its 50th anniversary last year with one slight problem… They were 2 years late. The first production Mustang rolled off the lines on March 9th, 1964, but 3 years prior Lee Iocacca and a committee of Ford Managers were looking for an answer to GM’s successful Corvair Monza. That answer came […]

Mustang Collectors Contest

Mustang Collectors Contest

Welcome to the Mustang Collector’s Contest! We host the hobbyDB collector’s contests to bring collectors from different collecting communities together to share their knowledge and expertise. The ultimate goal is for hobbyDB project members from all categories to catalog every collectible ever made. This contest is for Muscle Machines Maniacs and Ford Mustang Fanatics. The Original […]

Andy Goodman on collecting, family, and hobbyDB.

Andy Goodman on collecting, family, and hobbyDB.

Our Hot Wheels, M2 Machines, Jada and Muscle Machines listings have had a huge boost over the last few months as popular diecast database modelpackrat.com merged with hobbyDB, bringing its 10,000+ diecast listings with it. To mark the occasion – and his addition to the illustrious hobbyDB Advisory Board – we sat down with the […]

Hosting the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group

We plan to become a hub for all kind of collectors and Lego is as good as segment as any to start (plus my son loves the stuff).  So we are now hosting the regular COWLUG meetings here at our office!   More on this event and COWLUG on their website.

Displaying your Collection so you look like a Decorator, not a Hoarder

What good is a collection if you can’t display it and enjoy it? We’ve gathered several unique, creative and visually appealing collection displays to help inspire you in your efforts to display your collected objects proudly. Antique weathervanes hung on the wall: Photo courtesy of Steven Randazzo for iVillage.com Vintage cameras hung with velcro and […]

Titanic Chessboard Grosses $16K at Auction

Titanic Chessboard Grosses $16K at Auction

Kate and Leo won the hearts of fans all over the world as the Titanic sank on the big screen. Since then people have been obsessed with the sunken ship that’s just dripping in history. The movie helped put a personal touch on an otherwise terrible tragedy. While much of Titanic the movie is entirely […]

Celebrating 30 Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Celebrating 30 Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, chances are you know all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Brace yourself, millennials: the Ninja Turtles turn 30 this month. Does that make you feel old or what? The idea of TMNT came to life when the two men were taking a break from brainstorming […]