Events Posts

hobbyDB joins Time Warp Comics for Free Comic Book Day

The best things in life are free, and that includes comic books! In Boulder, Time Warp Comics shop saw a line go down the block and around the corner… and that was an hour before they even opened. Costumed kids, authentic Imperial Storm Troopers, and the 1989 Batmobile (yes, the real Batmobile) were there to greet everyone. hobbyDB was there as well with an interactive booth just outside the door to sign up new members and show off our expanding Action Figures and Comics and Graphic Novels sections.

Christian Braun demonstrates how cool and useful our site is for comic book collectors.

Christian demonstrates how cool and useful our site is for comic book collectors.

Everyone who signed up at the event and then posted a new item to our database by the next Wednesday was entered for a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards from Time Warp.

If you signed up and haven’t posted yet, you have until midnight Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to enter. And the more you add to the catalog, the more chances you have to win! So hurry, and good luck!

Kids and supervillains of all sizes came out for free comic books.

Kids and supervillains of all sizes came out for free comic books.

Aspiring cartoonists added their art to our display.

Aspiring cartoonists added their art to our display.

Big Fun, Miniature Diecast at the 15th Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals

Our good friend and  diecast collector Chris Parker attended the 15th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals from March 25-29 in Lexington, Kentucky. While some models were hard to find, good times were aplenty. Here are some highlights from Chris.

The entry to the conference hall featured giant loops of orange track. No one was allowed to ride on them, however.

The entry to the conference hall featured giant loops of orange track. No one was allowed to ride on them, however.

Several Hot Wheels designers were on hand to sign cars and posters and talk about their creations. Here Mark Jones shows off an upcoming creation… a wild custom Corvair Greenbrier Van surf dragster. No word when this model comes out, but it will be a cool one!

Several Hot Wheels designers were on hand to sign cars and posters and talk about their creations. Here Mark Jones shows off an upcoming creation… a wild custom Corvair Greenbrier Van surf dragster. No word when this model comes out, but it will be a cool one!

The one and only Larry Wood is always happy to spend time with his legions of fans.

Howard Rees is always happy to spend time with his fans.

Steve Vandervate presents one of his creations, a custom first generation Camaro.

Steve Vandervate presents one of his creations, a custom first generation Camaro.

Special edition Hot Wheels cars were available to attendees. Note the special white letter tires exclusive to this show. They include…

The 69 Ford Mustang Boss 302…

The 69 Ford Mustang Boss 302…

Drag Dairy funny car with flip up body…

Drag Dairy funny car with flip up body…

Greenwood Corvette race car…

Greenwood Corvette race car…

1967 Ford Bronco...

1967 Ford Bronco…

… and the Dodge Charger Funny Car.

… and the Dodge Charger Funny Car.

As if the convention wasn’t already enough fun, Chris celebrated his birthday at the event. He makes a convincing Simpsons character, doesn’t he? With him is Mike Zarnock, who is a member of the hobbyDB advisory board.

As if the convention wasn’t already enough fun, Chris celebrated his birthday at the event. He makes a convincing Simpsons character, doesn’t he? With him is Mike Zarnock, who is a member of the hobbyDB advisory board.

Lego Meeting at our office

We had another meeting of COWLUG, the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group at our office and like always it was real fun!

Lego Meeting

To see more images go to the COWLUG site.

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 Jimenez from the Las Vegas Toy Shack, Dean and Josh from the Cars The Movie forum, organizer JC and of course, Andy Goodman who came on board here with ModelPackRat earlier in the year.

Oh yeah, and we also saw The Batmobile….

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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!

Big Lego Robot

 

More on this event and COWLUG on their website.