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Newly Added This Week to the hobbyDB Database…Funko, Tomica and More!

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It was another busy week here at hobbyDB as we recently crossed the threshold of 500,000 items added to our database. And more is on the way with new items added hourly.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite additions to the hobbyDB database this week.

Hot Wheels

There were plenty of new additions this week from the world of Hot Wheels. Among the freshly uploaded items are 2019 Hot Wheels 5-Packs, including the outrageous Sharkruiser.

Hot Wheels

Sharkruiser

You’ll also find new items in the catalog from both 2013 and 2002 Mainline sets.

Hot Wheels

2002 Mainline – 1971 Plymouth GTX

Hot Wheels

2013 Mainline – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

See all the latest from Hot Wheels here.

Funko

Our Funko collection took on an 80s theme this week with the addition of Marty McFly with Hoverboard, a new wave of Starship Troopers and a set dedicated to the sci-fi television series “V.”

Back to the Future

Walmart exclusive

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers Warrior Bug

Pop! Television

V – Alien Exposed

The self-titled Black Sabbath record received the vinyl treatment in the form of a Pop! Albums release. The Office found itself shrunken to Mystery Mini size.

Pop! Albums

Black Sabbath – Pop! Albums

The Office

The Office Mystery Minis – Kevin Malone

But the highlight of the week is arguably Funko’s new Pop! WandaVision collection. The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with six new Pop! figures of Wanda and Vision that span several generations.

Marvel

Halloween Wanda

Marvel

50s Vision

 

Peruse the latest from Funko here.

Hard Rock Café Pins

The Hard Rock Café Pins came rolling in this week once again, ranging from Africa to Miami, Vienna and throughout the entire globe. Here are some of our favorites from the week and make sure to check out the entire Hard Rock Café Pin database here.

Hard Rock Cafe Pins

City Amp – Vienna

 

Hard Rock Cafe Pins

Freedom Day Double Neck Guitar

Hard Rock Cafe

Martini Glass Girl – Limited edition HRC Miami 2018

Shop Hard Rock Café Pins here.

Print Ads

Print ads are the rage on hobbyDB right now with many added to the database this week. Speaking of Marty McFly, The DeLorean can be found among the new print ads. Check them all out here.

Print Ads

hobbyDB Pick of the Week

We’re all looking forward to next year. Tomica revs up some excitement with its New Year 2021 collection. The six-vehicle set comes with tradition New Year wishes and can now be found on hobbyDB.

Tomica

TomicaWe’re always looking for enthusiasts to join our volunteer squad. If interested, let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com or by clicking the green Contact hobbyDB button on the right side of every page.

 

500K! Hooray! hobbyDB Reaches Database Milestone for Items Added

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We have a mantra here at hobbyDB that we like to repeat. It humbly boasts “over 100 billion collectibles…eventually.”

And while the road ahead of us toward documenting every collectible ever made is a long one, we’ve proudly reached a milestone in our mission by adding the 500,000th database entry page to the hobbyDB database!

That’s half a million different collectibles from brands and franchises such as Hot Wheels, Funko and Hard Rock Cafe pins. And more. So much more.

Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe Pin community is alive and strong on hobbyDB with close to 78,600 pins — roughly 29,000 of which are dedicated to guitars. The best part is that more pins arrive in the database daily.

A few of our favorite Hard Rock Cafe Pins –

Madrid FC Parry Red Les Paul Prototype – As we stated above, what would the Hard Rock Café be without its guitars? And no one says rock ‘n roll better than the legendary Les Paul.

Hard Rock Cafe

Jewel – Breast Cancer Awareness Guitar – The HRC joins the battle against cancer with this one-of-a-kind diamond-laden guitar pin by famed jeweler Michael Greene. Estimated hobbyDB value? $5,130,00.

Hard Rock Cafe

30th Anniversary HRC Letter “F” Pin 11 of 12 – 

The pin that got it all started on hobbyDB from the 30th Anniversary Letter and Musician series.

Hard Rock CafeHot Wheels / Diecast

Diecast cars have always been at the heart of hobbyDB, accounting for 35 percent of our database. These days, you’ll find close to 49,000 Hot Wheels items alone on hobbyDB.

A few of our favorite Hot Wheels –

Redline Watermelon Overchrome Open Hood Scoop – If you have one of these in your collection, you could be $75,000 richer (but then there might be only one!).

Redline

Magirus-Deutz 6-Wheel Crane Truck – Rare diecast models aren’t reserved for Hot Wheels alone. This Matchbox has sold for as much as $13,000.

Matchbox

1969 Firebird Trans-Am – The first Hot Wheels we added to the hobbyDB database! This Sizzler came in nine variants.

1969 Firebird

Funko

Our Funko database is home to 22,940 items ranging from Pop! figures to Wacky Wobblers and everything else in between from the vinyl masters out of Everett, Washington.

Familiar with the Funko app? Our partnership with Funko provides the valuations for all items in the Funko app, with more prices added every day.

A few of our favorite Funko items –

Clockwork Orange (Glow in the Dark) – Our most valuable Pop! figure with an estimated value of $13,300.

Clockwork Orange

Chewbacca Bobble-Head – The first Funko item we ever added to hobbyDB / Pop Price Guide!

Star Wars

Frankenberry (Glow in the Dark) – You’ll find close to 2,500 convention exclusives from the likes of San Diego and New York to Emerald City and beyond, dating back to 2012.Frankenberry

But wait, there’s more!

Action Comics No. 1 – The very first appearance of Superman.

Superman

Han Solo (Big Head) – From A New Hope to The Last Jedi, we’ve added 4,780 Star Wars items to hobbyDB.

Star Wars

Yoo-Hoo Big Energy Boost! Says Yogi Berra – 

Yogi says a lot of great things, several of which can be found on the more than 15,300 print ads in the hobbyBD database.

Baseball

James Bond Ford Mustang Mach 1 – This Corgi Toys item was the first ever been added to the hobbyDB Database. We’ve come a long way.

Corgi

Get involved with the hobbyDB family of brands

We couldn’t have reached 500K items without the support of you and our team of volunteers.

Here’s how you can help as we turn the corner towards one million items by becoming a member of our squad of volunteers. 

We’re always looking for enthusiasts like you to help curate subjects and add items, as well as assign prices and more.

If this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com or by clicking the green Contact hobbyDB button on the right side of every page.

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The Toys of Summer: A Look at Some of the Season’s Best Collectibles

Summer Toys

Nobody on the road. Nobody on the beach. We feel it in the air. The summer’s out of reach.

Don Henley’s words ring true as we enter the last weekend of the summer. Fortunately for us, the Toys of Summer aren’t gone.

Before we shed the last of the season’s sun, we take a quick look back at some of the best new collectibles to emerge since we said goodbye to spring.

Funko

A lack of a physical San Diego Comic-Con because of COVID concerns didn’t slow Funko down from releasing a summer’s worth of new items.

Here’s a look at a handful of the most valuable Pop! Vinyl figures that arrived this summer.

Toucan (Astronaut)(Red)[SDCC]

SDCC Toucan

Corpse Bride Glow in the Dark

Corpse BrideKatsuki Bakugo

Katsuku BakugoMcDonalds 5-pack

McDonaldsBlack Lightning

Black LightningLego

Some collectors chose to spend their time in quarantine this summer making connections. Lego connections.

Both brick and gear heads were treated to a masterpiece when Lego parked its Lamborghini Sian FKP in front of our eyes.

At 3,696 pieces, this hot rod has incredible attention to detail, including an 8-speed working gearbox.

Lego Ferrari

On a smaller, yet galactic, scale, Lego also introduced us to two new Lego Star Wars collections with the intricate Bespin Duel and Death Star Final Duel. Whether you include Darth Vader’s or Luke Skywalker’s hands when you assemble yours is up to you.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Hot Wheels

We head back to the summer of 1971 with one of the most popular Hot Wheels of the year – the ‘71 Datsun 510.

This spectraflame bright yellow design and Real Riders 5-spoke wheels with red stripe tampo lives up to its bumble bee look with a “bzzz” license plate. 

It currently values at $105 on hobbyDB, making it the most valuable 2020 release so far in the hobbyDB database.

Hot WheelsHot Wheels

What says summer better than a VW Bug? Hot Wheels released its Volkswagen “Classic Bug” – Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup this season to much fanfare. The bug is part of the 2020 Car Culture – Team Transport series that includes ‘69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – Retro Rig, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Euro Hauler and 2016 Ford GT Race – Ford C-800.

Volkswagen

Yu-Gi-Oh

Yu-Gi-Oh cards made their debut in 1999, but remain just as popular today. That was proven this summer with Konami’s Tin of Lost Memories collection. The 249-card set, including three World Premier cards in Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and Successor Soul, as well as Strength in Unity and Destined Rivals.

Check out the entire Yu-Gi-Oh! database here.

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Yu-Gi-Oh!Others

We round out the summer with a look at the whimsical, cute and perhaps a tongue-in-cheek metaphor regarding the status of the year 2020 with a look at the vinyl toy company 100% Soft and its Dumpster Fire line.

This little guy sold out quickly, but you can pre-order yours now via Entertainment Earth when it comes back around again, likely in September. And keep an eye out for its Light-Up variant arriving in January.Dumpster FireDumpster FireWe’re always looking for volunteers to join our team of curators. If you’d like to share your knowledge of a particular subject with us, message us at zack@hobbydb.com or click the Contact hobbyDB button located on the right hand side of every page.

Enjoy the autumn!

hobbyDB / Pop Price Guide Price Listing Record Day Resounding Success

The hobbyDB family of brands is proud to report that its first hobbyDB / Pop Price Guide Price Listing Record Day was a resounding success.

A tip of the cap goes out to the members of the hobbyDB Data team and our volunteer Price Squad, who combed through more than 8,500 listings to assign prices or delete bad items — obliterating our goal of 6,000.

As a result, you can now expect to see more up-to-date and accurate values in your collection, especially when it comes to items such as Funko vinyl figures and Hard Rock Cafe pins.

Pop Price GuideRead more about the hobbyDB / PPG Price Listing Record Day here.

What is a Price Listing?

Our price values rely on our specialized algorithm that culls an average value of an item based on eBay and other secondary market sales.

It’s up to our small Data Team and volunteer Price Squad to pour over these listings with a keen eye to weed out items based on condition and fakes, as well as convention stickers and price gouging. Essentially any variable that can affect an item’s value. 

Price Listing Record Day

As you might already know, Pop Price Guide recently migrated databases with hobbyDB. This is part of our continued pursuit of becoming the ultimate resource for collectibles pricing.

The hobbyDB / PPG Price Listing Record Day was an effort to combat the build-up of listings that accrued while our team was busily tending to our migration efforts.

Now that the latest round of the migration is almost complete, we’ll likely attempt another Price Listing Record Day within the next few weeks.

And you can help out.

Join the volunteer Price Squad

We’re always scouring the galaxy to find volunteers to join our team. The training is light and many members have fun with it.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of our Price Squad, message us at support@hobbydb.com or simply click the green Contact hobbyDB button on the right side of every page.

Talking to Josh & Mike from Talk’n Pops about Funko and Collecting in general

Christian recently spoke to Josh and Mike for their Podcast that has been going forever, covering Funko Pops and some other subjects.  You will find this particular episode here.  You can also listen to it right here  –

Or if you rather read, here is the full transcript  –

Mike: How’s it going, everybody?

Josh: Hey, welcome to a very special episode of talking pops. I am your host Josh.

Mike: I’m your host Mike.

Josh: And we have a special guest with us this week.

Mike: Let me play the theme music.

Josh: Go for it.

[Music]