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Is Astro Lion the worst toy ever?

Is Astro Lion the worst toy ever?
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Musings By Joschik

I kind of missed Masters of the Universe TV Show and its 100s of associated toys as a child but even so see them now joining hobbyDB.  Some of them are quite cool and as toys incredible imaginative.  Others less so.  The worst to me seems to be Astro Lion.   Astro Lion was a […]

Tim Bruckner, Man of DC Action Figures!

Tim Bruckner, Man of DC Action Figures!

A couple weeks ago we introduced you to Tim Bruckner, who spent about 20 years sculpting DC action figures and statues for DC Direct (now known as DC Entertainment) and other companies. We barely scratched the surface of his stories, so here’s a look at some of the design processes he went through in his […]

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

With Captain Picard about to head off on another voyage into space, it seems like a good time to think about other space travelers. More specifically, let’s think about those wanderers who live in space… not just sci-fi fare like Futurama where the characters travel a lot but live on a planet, but those who […]

13 Advertising Spokes Characters Who Aren’t Just for Breakfast

13 Advertising Spokes Characters Who Aren’t Just for Breakfast

We recently looked at collectibles connected to our favorite food mascots (cereal and otherwise), but there are lots of beloved Advertising Spokes Characters for non-edible markets, too. The granddaddy of all spokes characters has to be Bibendum. You might know him as The Michelin Man (which is actually his official name in the U.S.). Even […]

Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys Brings His Collective Interests to hobbyDB Advisory Council

Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys Brings His Collective Interests to hobbyDB Advisory Council

Dov Kelemer, founder of DKE Toys, is the latest member of the hobbyDB Advisory Council. He comes from a unique perspective as not only a major action figure dealer, but also as a curator of custom and limited edition mashup figures. His creations include one-off mutations of familiar figures with unusual, often bizarre modifications as […]

19 Food Mascots Who Want You to Join Them for Dinner, Snacks or Dessert

19 Food Mascots Who Want You to Join Them for Dinner, Snacks or Dessert

Last week we looked back at some of our favorite cereal spokes characters from big bowlers like Cap’n Crunch to the soggy, forgotten ones like Quake. But there are more meals to the day than just breakfast, so let’s take a look at other Food Mascots from healthy veggies to fast food. Back when Funko started […]

Introducing the New Mego Database Powered by hobbyDB

Introducing the New Mego Database Powered by hobbyDB

Mego Corp is the newest Toy Company to reveal its all-new product database, powered by hobbyDB. While they are best remembered for their wide line of popular figures from movies and TV, the company’s history goes back much further. The Mego Database will include all of that history and more. Mego was founded in 1954 […]

Meet Matias Kalaka, Master of Action Figure Mashups

Meet Matias Kalaka, Master of Action Figure Mashups

Over the past few years, we’ve introduced you to various diecast customizers. We recently discovered the work of Matias Kalaka of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who makes custom action figures and vinyl art toys. His crazy mashups of completely unrelated universes somehow make sense when you see the quality of his ideas and execution. Kalaka creates […]

Tips and Tricks to Grade and Value Your Collection

Tips and Tricks to Grade and Value Your Collection

Most collectors, no matter what their interest, generally like to have a bit of an idea of what their collection might be worth. Even if you never intend to sell it, knowing the value of your collection is always worthwhile. Knowing how to grade and value your collection is, well, valuab.e The Grading System While […]

Blake Wright Remembers “Toys That Time Forgot”

Blake Wright Remembers “Toys That Time Forgot”

Nostalgia for toys can be a funny thing. You may see a wind up tinplate car in an antique store and think, “Wow, I had that as a kid!” You hadn’t thought about that toy in decades, and suddenly, you must own it again at any price. Blake Wright has a different experience with forgotten […]

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