hobbyDB Advisory Board Adds Firepower with Steve Arlin

hobbyDB Advisory Board Adds Firepower with Steve Arlin

Our latest Advisory Board member is packing significant heat (in toy form, that is)! Steve Arlin has one of the largest collections of toy guns, holsters and western toys in the world. Having written widely on the subject, and owning an additional toy ray gun collection, his expertise made him a perfect addition to the […]

Lets Talk About Busks!

Lets Talk About Busks!

What is a busk you say? This is a word not often heard today, except if you’re hanging with enthusiasts of sailor-made crafts, like busks. From the late 16th century into the 20th century, rigid busks were necessary to stiffen the corsets and petticoats of women. Crafted from thin strips of wood or other material, […]

hobbyDB hits Vega$ for the 2015 SuperToyCon

hobbyDB hits Vega$ for the 2015 SuperToyCon

We’ve just got back from our first SuperToyCon at Circus Circus in fabulous Las Vegas. We had an awesome time and met lots of great people including (but not limited to) Larry Wood from Hot Wheels, M2‘s Sean Taylor, Jada‘s Darryl Li, Tom Zahorsky from Tomy/JL, Anita Smith of ChiCkLUu’s Fabulous Redlines, designer Luis Tanahara, Johnny […]

Holy Barbie Dolls! 5 of the Biggest Collections in the World

Holy Barbie Dolls! 5 of the Biggest Collections in the World

We can probably agree that for every collector a sense of achievement is a powerful motivator. However, the way we find that feeling of success can vary. Perhaps it’s when you save up enough money to buy that super rare Pikachu Illustrator Card or when you finally complete your collection of Disney movies on VHS. […]

The 10 Most Expensive Comic Books Are Worth A Bit More Than Their Cover Price

The 10 Most Expensive Comic Books Are Worth A Bit More Than Their Cover Price

If you’re looking for a way to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, then perhaps you could afford one vintage comic book at an auction. Yes, the most expensive comic books start there and can climb well north of $1,000,000! Spoilers: expect to see a lot of superhero debuts on this list. 10: Flash Comics #1 […]

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 […]