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What are We Thankful For at hobbyDB? A Lot, Thank You!

Ron Ruelle

Ron Ruelle hobbyDB

As we spend our long weekend preparing the turkey (or the tofurkey) while enjoying football and avoiding politics (or avoiding football and enjoying politics), this is the perfect time to reflect on the things that make life great. Here at hobbyDB, we have much to be thankful for.

Geek Culture. (And Nerd Culture, Fanboy Culture, Collector Culture…) It’s what drives the collectibles world. But the best part is when we talk about the things we go crazy for, we don’t judge each other. What’s the real difference between someone who collects vinyl art figures of obscure cereal spokes characters or someone who tries to snag one of every vintage Hot Wheels Redline button ever made? They’re the same person, really (Okay, that person is me. I do both. Along with license plates, lunchboxes, Star Wars action figures…).

thanksgiving collectiblesThe companies that keep making all those wonderful toys and collectibles. Some of us collect toys from old, defunct brands, which results in a finite set of items and variants to find on the road to “completion.” Reaching that final destination can be bittersweet. So thanks to companies like Mattel, Kidrobot, Funko, Hard Rock Cafe, and thousands more who ensure that our hobby of collecting never really has an expiration date.

Architect Charles Haertling. He was the Frank Lloyd Wright of the Denver area, known mostly for his wild mid-20th-Century commercial buildings and churches as well as some very unconventional house designs. In 1969, he created a strange, curved, multi-level, rounded building for an eye surgery clinic in Boulder. That building is now known as Tatooine, the home of hobbyDB’s global headquarters (and other fine companies as well). The walls are loud primary colors, very few of them are parallel or perpendicular, and it’s the perfect space to feel creative and playful at work.

Al Gore (or whoever invented the internet). At least, he sort of claimed he did on the campaign trail in 2000 (but let’s avoid politics, right?). Regardless of who deserves credit for our online world, hobbyDB couldn’t exist the way it does without it. Heck, we even have a European office and a South American office, and the camaraderie with those friends thousands of miles away is the same as it is with the person sitting at the next desk.

thanksgiving collectiblesthanksgiving freddieThe hobbyDB family. That includes you, our Users, our Curators… In addition to the fine folks who work here, none of this is possible without those of you who log in daily and make hobbyDB even better. From the Users who add to our database, to the Curators who expertly ensure our data is correct and complete, to our Advisory Council who shine their experience like a guiding light, you have helped build an amazing resource for collectors. And of course, our Marketplace has become a great place for Buyers and Sellers to come together. So, thank you all!

The holidays themselves. As much as we enjoy coming into the office at hobbyDB, there’s something to be said for the occasional long weekend. We love to celebrate various holidays around the calendar, and what better way than to look at some of the holiday-related collectibles out there?

As for my family, it’s turkey meatloaf, football all day, no politics allowed, and lots and lots of slots! Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Interested in becoming an even bigger part of the hobbyDB family?  Learn more at our Wefunder profile. We thank you!

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Go Solid Gold In “Art by John Pound Collection” Finale

Adam Bomb

Congratulations for making it to the sixth and final week of the “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and Powered by hobbyDB.

Last week you became a contributor and earned the stylish Silver Border Adam Bomb. To complete the set, we’re asking you to reach gold level status by helping us out with our images.

Literally.

This week’s task is to add five images to the GeePeeKay (perfect if you only collect GPK items) or hobbyDB database (awesome if you collect all sorts of things). You’ll have to work quickly, however. The final card comes with a rarity of just 50 produced.

Adam BombWhat images to add

The GeePeeKay and hobbyDB databases are already great resources for all-things related to Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards.

In fact, we’ve recently begun adding parallel color border sets to the database. Check out the Brand New Series 1 parallel sets here, including black, green and silver border variants.

An excellent way to contribute is by adding the back images to cards already existing in the database. In many cases, you’ll find we have the front image of a card, but can use a little hand in adding the back images. See instructions below for further details.

Does your fandom extend outside of Garbage Pail Kids? The hobbyDB catalog is home to  thousands of items from your favorite brands, franchises and characters. That means your five images don’t need to be reserved to Garbage Pail Kids.

How to add an image

Adam Bomb

Simply click “Add Photos” to add images to each item.

Now that you’ve been approved as a contributor, the fun begins.

To add an image, first locate and click on the item within the hobbyDB database.

Underneath each item image you’ll find a pair of options to view and add photos. First click “View X Photos” to see which images for that item are currently in the hobbyDB system.

When you have a unique photo to add, simply click the Add Photos button. Please do not use images with watermarks.

From here you can choose the “Upload Photo” button to add an image, or simply drag an image — or multiple images — from your desktop directly onto any part of the page.

Made a mistake and added an image you decided you didn’t want? Click the red X in the upper right corner of the image to delete.

Click “Finish & View Item.”

Voilà.

When you’ve added five images, (and completed all other five tasks) you’ll be eligible to purchase the sixth and final card.

The Card

Adam BombAdam BombThis week’s card is a regal Adam Bomb Gold Border Sticker Card that arrives with a rarity of just 50 produced.

This is the sixth and final color variant in the set, following the Classic White, Bruised (Dark Blue) and Bloody Nose Red, as well as Phlegm and Silver border cards.

To earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re asking for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks to unlock the chance to purchase the officially-licensed version of Adam Bomb for $14.99.

The collection is part of a collaboration between GeePeeKay and hobbyDB to celebrate the creation of our Garbage Pail Kids archive and marketplace.

How everything works

The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. The officially licensed collection comes in six variants, ranging in rarity from 1,000 to 50 produced.

The back of the cards, with the exception of the white bordered cards, are individually numbered. Each Wednesday we’ll offer an opportunity to buy the next card in the series, along with another task to obtain it. As the challenges rise, so, too, does the rarity of the cards.

Cards are limited to one per user and sold via the GeePeeKay and hobbyDB marketplaces. Please note, to be fair to all collectors we will refund purchases of multiple cards. Cards will ship upon completion of each task.

Adam BombLate to the game? Do not fear. You can make up weekly tasks provided cards remain. Find out how to here.

About the Archive

Our official Garbage Pail Kids archive is growing by the day. In addition to all base sets, we’re cataloging every variation of Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards, including different colored borders and languages. We believe this will allow all levels of GPK enthusiasts to accurately sync their collections.

Those variations will include all legitimate card changes — such as the controversial “Schizo Fran – Fran Fran” Original Series 2 card — and all error cards, think Original Series 9 #355b Semi Colin (no number), for example.

But the catalog goes further than just the sticker cards. Among the many items you’ll find in the archive are Final Artwork renderings of Adam Bomb and an assortment of other Garbage Pail Kids characters before they were immortalized in card form. The prints stand 5 x 7 feet and were created by original artists such as John Pound and David Gross using acrylic and airbrushed paint.

Adam Bomb Art by John Pound Collection – Gold

Adam BombWeek 6 – May 22

Gold (50 produced)

Level 6: Help showcase your collection with hobbyDB

Price: $14.99

Task: Add five images to the database

The Skinny: Your journey has brought you to the end. Help us expand our Garbage Pail Kids universe by adding five images to the hobbyDB database. Accomplish that and you’ll be one of 50 people in the world to own the regal gold border version.

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Join Silver Rush in Week 5 of the “Art by John Pound Collection”

GeePeeKay

You got some rest last week and hopefully contracted that gnarly Phlegm border card that was going around in the process.

For Week 5 of the “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and Powered by hobbyDB we’re asking you to contribute to the cause. This week we want you to join the hobbyDB team of contributors to unlock the Silver Border version of Adam Bomb.

The task is part of a community project to help us build a complete Garbage Pail Kids database. Here’s how you can help.

Become a contributor

We’ve created a pair of short training videos to help you become a contributor. After watching the tutorials, take our brief questionnaire. This will reserve your Silver Border Adam Bomb card.

We’ll then review your answers and grant you access within 24 hours, provided you answer all the questions correctly. Cards ship upon approval.

Click here to become a contributor.

If you are having issues or have any questions, please contact us at support@hobbydb.com.

GeePeeKayGeePeeKayRemember, you must complete the first four tasks to become eligible to purchase the Silver Border Card for $12.99. See below for further instructions. Cards are limited to one per user. Additionally purchased cards will be refunded.

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the final card and task.

The card

This week’s card is a stylish Adam Bomb Silver Border Sticker Card that arrives with a rarity of just 100 produced.

This is the fifth color variant in the set, following the Classic White, Bruised (Dark Blue) and Bloody Nose Red border cards, as well as last week’s Phlegm border.

To earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re going to ask for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks to unlock the chance to purchase the officially-licensed version of Adam Bomb.

The collection is part of a collaboration between GeePeeKay and hobbyDB to celebrate the creation of our Garbage Pail Kids archive and marketplace.

GeePeeKayHow everything works

The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. The officially licensed collection comes in six variants, ranging in rarity from 1,000 to 50 produced. The back of the cards, with the exception of the white bordered cards, are individually numbered.

Each Wednesday we’ll offer an opportunity to buy the next card in the series, along with another task to obtain it. As the challenges rise, so, too, does the rarity of the cards.

Cards are limited to one per user and sold via the GeePeeKay and hobbyDB marketplaces. Please note, to be fair to all collectors we will refund purchases of multiple cards. Cards will ship upon completion of each task.

Late to the game? Do not fear. You can make up weekly tasks provided cards remain. Find out how to here.

About the archive

Our official Garbage Pail Kids archive is growing by the day. In addition to all base sets, we’re cataloging every variation of Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards, including different colored borders and languages. We believe this will allow all levels of GPK enthusiasts to accurately sync their collections.

Those variations will include all legitimate card changes — such as the controversial “Schizo Fran – Fran Fran” Original Series 2 card — and all error cards, think Original Series 9 #355b Semi Colin (no number), for example.

But the catalog goes further than just the sticker cards. Among the many items you’ll find in the archive are Final Artwork renderings of Adam Bomb and an assortment of other Garbage Pail Kids characters before they were immortalized in card form. The prints stand 5 x 7 feet and were created by original artists such as John Pound and David Gross using acrylic and airbrushed paint.

GeePeeKayAdam Bomb Art by John Pound Collection – Silver

Week 5 – May 15

Level 5: Silver (100 produced)

Price: $12.99

Task: Become a contributor

The Skinny: You’re almost there. But if you want the Silver border card, you’re going to have to now implement some of that newfound hobbyDB knowledge. To earn one of the 100 Silver Bordered cards, we’re asking you to become a contributor by passing the hobbyDB questionnaire.

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Hock up a Winner with Week 4 of the “Art by John Pound Collection”

GeePeeKay

Welcome to Week 4 of the Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and powered by hobbyDB.

We’ve hocked up a winner for you this week as we proudly introduce the Adam Bomb Phlegm Border Sticker Card. The exclusive card with its dynamic yellow border comes with a rarity of just 200 made.

This is the fourth color variant in the set, following the Classic White, Bruised (Dark Blue) and Bloody Nose Red border cards from weeks 1 through 3, respectively.

To earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re going to ask for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks to unlock the chance to purchase the officially-licensed version of Adam Bomb.

The collection is part of a collaboration between GeePeeKay and hobbyDB to celebrate the creation of our Garbage Pail Kids archive and marketplace.

GET THAT CARD! Week 4 Task: Take a Break

The best way to deal with nasty ole phlegm is to get some rest. So we’re giving you the week off from tasks.

GeePeeKay

GeePeeKayTake a moment to review your collection, making sure it looks in tip-top shape. You can customize your collection using our specialized features to mark your favorite items as public, private or trade, in addition to managing your transfers and advanced searching capabilities.

When you’re happy with the way your collection looks, you’re eligible to purchase the card for $10.99.

Remember, you must complete the first three tasks to become eligible for the Phlegm Border Card. See below for further instructions. Cards are limited to one per user. Additionally purchased cards will be refunded.

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the next card and task.

How everything works

The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. The officially licensed collection comes in six variants, ranging in rarity from 1,000 to 50 produced. The back of the cards, with the exception of the white bordered cards, are individually numbered. Each Wednesday we’ll offer an opportunity to buy the next card in the series, along with another task to obtain it. As the challenges rise, so, too, does the rarity of the cards.

Cards are limited to one per user and sold via the GeePeeKay and hobbyDB marketplaces. Please note, to be fair to all collectors we will refund purchases of multiple cards. Cards will ship upon completion of each task.

GeePeeKay

You’re halfway there! Join Tired Tom this week and take a break.

Late to the game? Do not fear. You can make up weekly tasks provided cards remain. Find out how to here.

About the Archive

Our official Garbage Pail Kids archive is growing by the day. In addition to all base sets, we’re cataloging every variation of Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards, including different colored borders and languages. We believe this will allow all levels of GPK enthusiasts to accurately sync their collections.

Those variations will include all legitimate card changes — such as the controversial “Schizo Fran – Fran Fran” Original Series 2 card — and all error cards, think Original Series 9 #355b Semi Colin (no number), for example.

But the catalog goes further than just the sticker cards. Among the many items you’ll find in the archive are Final Artwork renderings of Adam Bomb and an assortment of other Garbage Pail Kids characters before they were immortalized in card form. The prints stand 5 x 7 feet and were created by original artists such as John Pound and David Gross using acrylic and airbrushed paint.

Adam Bomb – Phlegm Border

GeePeeKayWeek 4 – May 8

Phlegm (200 produced)

Level 4: Track your collection with hobbyDB

Price: $10.99

Task: Take a break!

The Skinny: You’re doing great. As a reward, we want you to sit back and bask in the glory of your new GeePeeKay collection powered by hobbyDB. Take this week to check out your profile, which will soon include the Phlegm bordered card.

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Introduce: Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card – Week 3

GeePeeKay

Welcome to Week 3 of the Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and powered by hobbyDB.

We’ve picked a winner for you this week as we proudly introduce the Adam Bomb Bloody Nose Border Sticker Card. The exclusive card with its bold red border comes with a rarity of just 300 made.

TGeePeeKayhis is the third color variant in the set, following the classic white and bruised (dark blue) border cards from weeks 1 and 2, respectively.

To earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re going to ask for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks to unlock the chance to purchase the officially-licensed version of Adam Bomb.

The collection is part of a collaboration between GeePeeKay and hobbyDB to celebrate the creation of our Garbage Pail Kids archive and marketplace – and the archive is growing by the day. In addition to all base sets, we’re cataloging every variation of Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards, including different colored borders and languages. We believe this will allow all levels of GPK enthusiasts to accurately sync their collections.

Among those variations, we’re documenting all legitimate card changes — think of the infamous “Schizo Fran – Fran Fran” controversy from Original Series 2, for example.

The catalog will also be home to all known and industry-recognized error. That means you’ll find even the rarest of cards, such as the Original Series 9 #355b Semi Colin (No Number).

GET THAT CARD! Week 3 Task: Jump on the GeePeeKay Database Wagon!

Created an account? Check. Added to your Wishlist? Check. Ready for your next task?

This week we’re challenging you to build up your collection. After all, what good is having a collection if you can’t flaunt it?

Once again, we’re asking you to dive into the hobbyDB/GeePeeKay database to find those special items that you own and hold dear.

If you mostly collect GPK items, visit the GeePeeKay Database to add to your collection.

If you collect more than just GPK items, peruse the hobbyDB Database where you’ll be able to find anything from Garbage Pail Kids and Topps to Funko, Hot Wheels and thousands of other internationally-recognized brands and collections.

GeePeeKay

Simply click the “+Collection” button to add to your collection!

After you’ve located an item that you’d like to feature in your collection, simply click on the “+Collection” button located to the left of “+Wishlist”. It’s as simple as one click of a button to add to your collection.

The Challenge – we’re asking you to add 25 items from the database to your collection to unlock the ability to purchase the Bloody Nose card. Once added, you can purchase the card here for $9.99 and it will ship within a week of the task’s completion.

Remember, you must complete the first two tasks to become eligible for the third card. See below for further instructions. Cards are limited to one per user. Additionally purchased cards will be refunded.

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the next card and task.

How everything works

The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. The officially licensed collection comes in six variants, ranging in rarity from 1,000 to 50 produced. The back of the cards, with the exception of the white bordered cards, are individually numbered. Each Wednesday we’ll offer an opportunity to buy the next card in the series, along with another task to obtain it. As the challenges rise, so, too, does the rarity of the cards.

Cards are limited to one per user and sold via the GeePeeKay and hobbyDB marketplaces. Please note, to be fair to all collectors we will refund purchases of multiple cards. Cards will ship upon completion of each task.

Late to the game? Do not fear. You can make up weekly tasks provided cards remain. Find out how by clicking here.

Ltd. Ed Adam Bomb GPK Card w. Bloody Nose! Exclusive for GeePeeKay Custom Database Members!!

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GeePeeKayNumbered Limited Edition GPK Card (qty of 300), Officially Licensed from Topps. Bloody nose variant, die-cut sticker card.

This is an EXCLUSIVE for members of the GeePeeKay Customized Database so make sure you sign up for a hobbyDB account on there if you don’t have one already!

Limit one per customer!

And there’s a twist! To be eligible to buy, you need to have completed the tasks for the first two versions of the card (create a hobbyDB account and add 10 things to your Wishlist) AND add 25 items to your hobbyDB collection!

The Skinny: Now that you better know the GeePeeKay database powered by hobbyDB, it’s time to show off your collection. Add 25 items from our database to your own personal collection and you’ll be eligible to pick the Bloody Nose version of Adam Bomb up for your collection. Just like building up your Wishlist, adding an item to your collection is easy to do with just a click of a button.