Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models
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Musings by Joschik

I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them  – They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them.  I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first […]

Top-20 Most-Valuable Princess Leia Collectibles on hobbyDB

Top-20 Most-Valuable Princess Leia Collectibles on hobbyDB

The Force is strong when it comes to Princess Leia collectibles. From Funko, Hot Toys and Kenner to trading cards, casino chips and even Star Wars Space Punch, you’ll find close to 280 Princess Leia collectibles on hobbyDB. With many more arriving all the time. But which among them are the most-valuable on hobbyDB? The […]

YouTube Channels We Love: Diecast Models Edition

YouTube Channels We Love: Diecast Models Edition

Some people like to enjoy music on YouTube. Others prefer watching videos of cute animals. Us? We spend our time viewing our fellow collectors doing what they do best. We’re on a mission at hobbyDB to become the ultimate resource for diecast collectors worldwide. That includes the realm of YouTube, where we routinely turn to […]

Round Three is Officially Open! – Join Hundreds of Collectors in Owning a Piece of hobbyDB

Round Three is Officially Open! – Join Hundreds of Collectors in Owning a Piece of hobbyDB

Every collection begins the first time you set your sights on that magical new item.  At hobbyDB, we’re working to recreate that feeling of excitement every day in our quest to become the ultimate resource and community for collectors worldwide. But the quest for “Over 100 Billion Collectibles… eventually” is not one that our small […]

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?

Wow, is the Chinese Vinyl Art Market really worth $6 billion?
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Musings by Joschik

I am a junky for collectible stats and when our man in South America, Javier send me a Bloomberg article on the Chinese Designer Toy market (we refer to it as Vinyl Art Toys) I had to study it.  It claimed the market to be valued at 38.4 billion yuan (that is $5.96 billion!!!).  That […]

Top-10 Most-Valuable Hard Rock Café Breast Cancer Awareness Pins on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most-Valuable Hard Rock Café Breast Cancer Awareness Pins on hobbyDB

Most of us know someone in our lives that’s been affected by breast cancer. Several collectibles companies dedicate items and donations to Breast Cancer Awareness, such as Funko, for example. Among the biggest supporters is the Hard Rock Café and its collectible pins. You’ll find more than 175 breast cancer related HRC pins on hobbyDB. […]

YouTube Channels We Love: Funko Edition

YouTube Channels We Love: Funko Edition

Some people like to enjoy music on YouTube. Others prefer watching videos of cute animals. Us? We spend our time watching our fellow collectors doing what they do best. We’re on a mission at hobbyDB to become the ultimate resource for Funko collectors worldwide. That includes the realm of YouTube, where we routinely turn to […]

New York Comic Con 2021 in Pictures

New York Comic Con 2021 in Pictures
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Micpro101

The 2021 New York Comic Con has packed up and headed back across the George Washington Bridge, but not before leaving behind lots of industry news, convention exclusives and, of course, memories. Pop Price Guide Facebook admin and hobbyDB user Micah Lovejoy — aka Micpro101 — spent some time at this year’s NYCC, which took […]

Funko’s Global History of Rare Convention Exclusives

Funko’s Global History of Rare Convention Exclusives

Conventions are coming back this 2021 just like they used to be. Step by step, we are recovering an important part of our lifestyle. I could not understand how to be a collector without the face-to-face interaction and the joy of finding limited editions at these events. Funko is pulling out all the stops in […]

Meet the “Timpo Toys Artist” and new hobbyDB Friend and Advisor Alfred Plath

Meet the “Timpo Toys Artist” and new hobbyDB Friend and Advisor Alfred Plath

When it comes to Timpo Toys, Alfred Plath considers it a little more than just collecting. It’s more like time traveling. Alfred has spent close to six decades “traveling through time” to learn everything he can about an item, from production sites and processes to its history and relationship with its country of origin. And […]

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