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hobbyDB to Host Second Price Listing Record Day Event

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Records were meant to be broken. And we here at the hobbyDB family of brands are setting our sights on a new mark with our second Price Listing Record Day.

Last month, our Data Team alongside our trusty panel of Price Squad volunteers set out to assign 6,000 price listings within a 24 hour period.

More than 8,000 listings later, we happily surpassed our goal.

MandalorianNow we’re making the final preparations to do it once again, and then some, on Wednesday, Sept. 23. This month’s goal will see us crossing the finish line at 10,000 prices assigned to brands such as Funko, Hot Wheels and Hard Rock Cafe pins.

What’s a Price Listing?

The specialized PPG / hobbyDB algorithm culls sales from eBay and other secondary markets to create a price valuation.

Our price gurus utilize our unique system to comb through sales listings for condition, fakes and any other elements that can negatively affect an item’s worth.

By playing host to a Record Price Listing Day, we can drastically reduce our backlog. That translates into up-to-date and more accurate values for your collection.

Thanks to the first Price Listing Record Day, we’ve been able to add roughly 20 new faces to our volunteer Price Squad.

Do you have a keen eye for Funko, Hard Rock Cafe or other brands? Message us about joining our team of volunteers at support @hobbydb.com or by simply clicking the green Contact hobbyDB button on the right side of every page.

hobbyDB and Pop Price Guide to host Price Listing Record Day

Pop Price Guide

The hobbyDB family of brands will play host to its first Price Listing Record Day.

And you can help by becoming a volunteer member of our Price Squad.

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.

While the latest round of the migration is almost complete, we were left with a bit of a backlog when it comes to assigning prices.

That’s where our Price Listing Record Day comes into play.

Record Price Listing Day

On Wednesday, August 26, we will be making a team-wide effort to drastically lessen the PPG backlog. With the help of our volunteer Price Squad, our mission is to complete at least 6,000 listings.

Pop Price Guide

Assigning Prices

Our specialized algorithm utilizes eBay and other secondary market sales to calculate an item’s value.

We’ve always relied on our small Data Team and more than 120 volunteers throughout the years to “assign prices,” essentially combing through listings in our system for condition, fakes and anything else that could potentially alter an item’s value.

Now that our Data Team consists of only one person, our volunteers are more important than ever. This will be the first of what we hope are several Price Listing Record Days.

If you’re interested in becoming a member 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.

Last Chance: Time Remains on the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale

Time remains to cash in on big savings on your favorite brands with the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale.

hobbyDB SaleWe’ve added thousands of diecast models to our database in the last month, ranging from Hot Wheels and Matchbox to BburagoGreenlight and M2 Machines.

You’ll find smoking hot deals on these brands and many more in a sale that runs through 11 p.m. PST  on Sunday July 28. Collectors looking to branch out can also find stellar savings on items such as Funko vinyl figures and Hard Rock Cafe Pins.

Click here for the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale

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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.