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Collector Showcase: HeroClix Hero and hobbyDB Curator Brian Perry

Collector ShowcaseHeroes come in many forms and at hobbyDB our caped crusaders are the members of our volunteer squad.

Known in the hobbyDB multiverse as “Captain Awesome,” Brian Perry brings to the site his passion for HeroClix as one of our superhero subject curators. Brian is the latest to proudly show off their collection as part of our Collector Showcase.

We chat with him about his passion for both HeroClix and collecting…

What do you collect?

I started collecting HeroClix with my brother in 2002, the first year that HeroClix started. HeroClix are both collectable miniatures and a tabletop game.

How did you get started?

A friend of mine and I would go to local comic book shops and play HeroClix at events held throughout the year. The game is super fun, but I became obsessed with completing the sets. I guess I am what you call a “completist.”  I had to have every figure in a set. I joined trading groups to fill the holes in my collection and I was successful at it. Over a 10 year span, I was able to complete every set (minus some convention exclusive figures).

Do you have a grail? Which are your favorites?

I am especially proud of my Limited Edition figures from the very first sets. To me, they are like little trophies because that’s what they were. They were prizes given out to winners at tournaments. I never won any at tournaments, but I acquired them through trading.

I was so into HeroClix that, one Halloween, I dressed as Captain Awesome, a HeroClix figure I created. I included a picture of my obviously handmade costume. A few years later, a friend of mine had a custom HeroClix figure made of me as Captain Awesome (view it here on hobbyDB).

Why hobbyDB?

When I heard about hobbydb, I knew that this would be the best way to catalog and organize my vast collection of HeroClix. As a curator, I’ve been able to use my collection as a resource to take detailed pictures of the figures for the HeroClix database on hobbydb. I’ve got a lot more images to upload, but as a completist, I will not be happy until the HeroClix database on hobbydb is complete.

Would you like to share your passion as part of our Collector Showcase? Let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com and we’ll send you the questionnaire.

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New to hobbyDB: Curators Wanted for Heroclix, Herocross and Metal Earth

hobbyDBIt was another big week at hobbyDB with hundreds of new items added to the database…which now boasts more than 506,000 collectibles.

That’s a wealth of items from lines such as Hot Wheels, Funko and Hard Rock Café pins and more. So much more.

With an ever-expanding database, we’re always on the lookout for curators to ensure the accuracy and completeness of collections, subjects and images on hobbyDB. Our volunteers also assist with assigning prices and adding items to the database.

If interested in joining the hobbyDB squad, message us at support@hobbydb.com or simply click the green Contact hobbyDB button located on the right side of every page.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite new items recently added to the hobbyDB database. Let us know what you’d like to see added to hobbyDB.

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HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system that centers on the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and DC Comics universes.Marvel ComicsMarvel ComicsStar Wars Rogue One

Hasbro goes rogue with its Star Wars Rogue One collection.Star Wars Rogue OneStar WarsMetal Earth

Metal Earth model kits are made from high quality steel sheets. Each model features amazing detail with parts cut from one or more 4-inch square steel sheets.

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The Herocross brand uses a hybrid metal and plastic to create unique figures from lines such as Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, as well as others.

Mickey MouseOptimus PrimeDon’t forget, the second round of hobbyDB crowdfunding is currently underway. Read how you can own a piece of what you helped to build by clicking here.