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Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 599XX

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 599XX

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This week, it’s the 599XX. We call series this blog “Forgotten Ferraris,” but that’s perhaps not quite the right phrase for this week’s entry – it’s less a case […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Nine Obscure Ferrari Diecast Concepts and Cars

Forgotten Ferraris: Nine Obscure Ferrari Diecast Concepts and Cars

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This week, we look at nine of the Best Obscure Ferrari Diecast Concepts and Cars Looksmart has covered an awful lot of unusual Ferraris, and they come from all […]

A Collection of Advertising Fans

A Collection of Advertising Fans

Collecting: The Passionate Pastime

The book from 1986 by Susanna Johnston and Tim Beddow shows some collections of British collectors that still amazes 35 years later. We plan to share some of them here.


The writer and broadcaster lives at Limehouse with her third husband, film director Frank Cvitanovitch, in an early Georgian sea-captain’s house which commands a spectacular view over the river to the Surrey and West India Docks. The only disadvantage to this otherwise unrivaled position is the lack of privacy on the riverside. Tour leaders guiding […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California With Hard Top

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California With Hard Top

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! Check out the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California With Hardtop. The Ferrari 250GT Spyder California hardly qualifies as a “Forgotten Ferrari” on its own. As one of the most desirable […]

Free Pin Offer with Hard Rock Cafe Memorial Day Special

Free Pin Offer with Hard Rock Cafe Memorial Day Special

hobbyDB is helping to celebrate this year’s holiday with an exclusive Hard Rock Cafe Memorial Day Special. Starting on May 19 and continuing through May 27, you’ll receive a free pin of your choice when you spend $50 or more! Make sure to use the coupon code “hdbfreepin” to claim your free pin. Peruse our […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari Mythos Concept

Forgotten Ferraris: Ferrari Mythos Concept

Welcome back to our series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! This is the Ferrari Mythos Concept. Pininfarina’s Ferrari Mythos concept car was one Ferrari that’s very much of its era. One of the first Pininfarina creations to debut outside […]

Is Astro Lion the worst toy ever?

Is Astro Lion the worst toy ever?

Musings By Joschik

Christian obsesses over collectibles, pop culture, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he hopes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo almost 40 years ago.


I kind of missed Masters of the Universe TV Show and its 100s of associated toys as a child but even so see them now joining hobbyDB.  Some of them are quite cool and as toys incredible imaginative.  Others less so.  The worst to me seems to be Astro Lion.   Astro Lion was a […]

Forgotten Ferraris: Felber Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car

Forgotten Ferraris: Felber Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car

Welcome to the first entry in our new series looking at some of the Ferraris you might not have heard of – and the models made of them by Looksmart! Meet the Felber Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car . Ferrari’s 365 GTC/4 is little-known enough a Ferrari as is. Produced for just 18 months between […]