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hobbyDB to Expand its Autographed Item Database

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When it comes to adding autographed items to hobbyDB, you, the hDB faithful, were strongly in favor. 

We started by adding easy ones. For example signed Funko items with their own series, stickers and quantities from trusted distributors and partners such as 7 Bucks A Pop and ToyZilla as these are effectively products in their own right.

Now we’ve begun to introduce a wider variety of signed items. And have some other fun features arriving soon.

Categorizing Signed Items

Larry WoodAll autographed items signed by the same person, will be found in the database as a Subvariant of its original Funko item. So, for example, all signed copies of Pop! Clark Griswold #242 signed by Chevy Chase will be assigned to the same database entry, regardless if they had been signed in red or white pen or on the top or the front and named Clark Griswold (Signed by Chevy Chase).

Autographed items aren’t reserved just for Funko. For example, here is a Hot Wheels’ Turbine Time signed by Larry Wood.

Only logical signatures will be accepted. By that, we mean items autographed by actors, designers and artists, or anyone specifically related to that item. In this instance, probably only Chevy Chase. If you have this item signed by anybody else, we will not be able to accommodate it at the moment (but have some plans for later). We do this to help limit the number of these new Signature Subvariants to one or two per item.

Coming Soon

We will be adding a new Subject field on each database entry which we’ll call “Signed By.” This will allow users to find all items (books, comics, film posters etc) autographed by a specific person, in addition to only signed items for sale in the hobbyDB Marketplace.

Once there are a few hundred of these in the system, we will create a unique Signature Variant option for each item. See the mock-up here.

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That way you can easily see if there are Signature Variants and if you don’t care for them you don’t have to see them.

You Can Help

This is a massive undertaking and we could always use more help. If becoming a part of the team is of interest to you, 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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Introducing hobbyDB Gallery Pages to Show off everything you love about your collection

What’s the fun of having a collection if you can’t show it off? 

We’re a big believer in being able to proudly display your passions, so we’re happy to introduce our new Gallery page.

You’ll find your new Gallery located next to your Collection and Wish List links found just below the banner image on your Showcase.

This is where you can show off and share photos. The best part is that you get to choose which images are found in your Gallery.

Share photos of your collection, customized display cases or your friends’ collections. Travel to any comic cons or swapmeets? Images from all your collecting adventures will look great here.

Adding photos is easy. Simply click on the Gallery link and follow the prompts for adding images — which you can also later edit. You’re also able to sort photos from newest to oldest, and vice versa.

We’ll also be soon enabling lists here so that you can group images the way you like (say by different rooms, places you visited in different countries, etc).

Below are some examples of Galleries currently on hobbyDB that you can peruse and make sure to click on the BatCollector’s Gallery above.

 

The POPthusiast

 

blossomgirl

Blossom Girl

 

Joschik

Joschik

 

Have any questions or concerns? Let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com or simply click the green Contact hobbyDB button located on the right side of every page.

The Second hobbyDB Price Listing Record Day is Underway!

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On your marks. Get set. Price assign!

We’ve embarked on our second hobbyDB Price Listing Record Day with an eye on reducing our backlog of price listings.

Our Data Team, working alongside our volunteer Price Squad are attempting to assign more than 10,000 prices today alone, surpassing our mark of 8,000 last month. Best part is, as of noon Mountain Time, we’re already halfway towards reaching our goal. And our team is just getting heated up.

Our specialized algorithm calculates the sales from eBay and other secondary markets to create a value’s worth. It’s up to our team to comb through our unique system to weed out any items that can aversely affect an item’s value, such condition, fakes and differing box stickers, as well as price gougers.

The result is more up-to-date and accurate representations of your collection’s value on items such as Funko, Hot Wheels and Hard Rock Café pins..

Read more about the project here, including how you can become a member of our volunteer Price Squad.

Stay tuned for more updates as we make our way towards the big 10K!

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

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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.