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New to hobbyDB – Funko, Hot Wheels and an Optimus Prime (Megatron Version) from Hasbro

New to hobbyDB – Funko, Hot Wheels and an Optimus Prime (Megatron Version) from Hasbro

The final days of summer might be wrapping up, but we’re still plenty busy here at hobbyDB, with hundreds of new collectibles added to the database just this week! All of our favorite franchises, and then some, are represented from Funko and Hot Wheels, to FiGPiN, LEGO and Hard Rock Café Pins. See the latest […]

Top-10 Most-Valuable Porsche Collectibles on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most-Valuable Porsche Collectibles on hobbyDB

Few vehicle brands have had a more of an impact on the world of performance, style and power than that of Porsche. The same can be said for Porsche collectibles. Since its inception in 1931 at the hands of Ferdinand Porsche, the German company is among the kings of the auto industry along with some […]

Top-10 Most-Valuable Care Bear Collectibles on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most-Valuable Care Bear Collectibles on hobbyDB

It’s the annual Care Bear Share Day (Sept. 9) and we’d thought we’d celebrate with some love, luck and, of course, some Funshine. The hobbyDB database is home to more than 100 Care Bear items, so we thought we’d spend today examining some of the most-valuable. The ones that make our hearts…and collection values soar. […]

Super Collector Tim Smith Brings Micro Machines Expertise to hobbyDB

Super Collector Tim Smith Brings Micro Machines Expertise to hobbyDB

Tim Smith’s fandom for Micro Machines is anything but micro. An exclusive Micro Machine collector, Tim is the latest member to join the hobbyDB Advisory Council. He brings with him an immense Micro Machine collection and even bigger wealth of expertise as the author and publisher of the book and database website “Micro buy Many.” […]

Finger Lickin’ Good KFC and Colonel Sanders Collectibles on the hobbyDB Menu

Finger Lickin’ Good KFC and Colonel Sanders Collectibles on the hobbyDB Menu

Is there a more recognizable face in fast food entrepreneurship than that of Harland Sanders, aka Colonel Sanders? The founder and former Kentucky Fried Chicken pitchman would be 131 this year (Sept. 8). So we thought we’d take a look at a few of the KFC and Colonel Sanders items found on hobbyDB that are simply […]

What is FanMerch and how much do we spend on it? A total of $500 billion per year!

What is FanMerch and how much do we spend on it?  A total of $500 billion per year!

FanMerch and Collectibles used to be the same and everybody called themselves a collector.  Today things are more differentiated and items that were Collectibles are now design, home decor, outfits and day-to-day items – like this home office, Hello Kitty watch, football BBQ or the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Camaro! One in seven Americans is […]

Guest Blog: Collecting Dracula – Funko’s History of Vlad the Impaler Collectibles

Guest Blog: Collecting Dracula – Funko’s History of Vlad the Impaler Collectibles

Dracula has been around for centuries. Thanks to a ghastly amount of Dracula figures from Funko, the Vlad the Impaler legend only continues to grow. hobbyDB user Javier Serrano, aka FJaviserr, takes us through the history of Dracula from castle to collection. From the legends and myths of Carpathian folklore in Romania and the beautiful […]

Funko vs. Hasbro – Marvel “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” Collectibles

Funko vs. Hasbro – Marvel “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” Collectibles

The highly anticipated release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” has arrived in theaters! And, naturally, the latest foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with its fair share of amazing collectibles. Among them are Funko’s Shang-Chi collection which hit shelves in April and Hasbro’s line of Marvel Legends Series (Build-A-Figure). We […]