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Adding Your Pop! People Custom Funko Pop! to hobbyDB

Adding Your Pop! People Custom Funko Pop! to hobbyDB

Have you always wanted to see yourself as a collectible on hobbyDB? If you have created your own custom Funko Pop! People figure, now you can find yourself alongside the likes of Batman, Vegeta and the thousands of other Pop!s in Funko’s Official Archive on hobbyDB. Here’s a fun Pop! People custom from Ron Ruelle, […]

The Remarque-able Funko Pop! Box Customs of Cam Artin Creations

The Remarque-able Funko Pop! Box Customs of Cam Artin Creations

We love to highlight new artists and customizers! In the case of Cam Artin Creations, the remarques are simply remarkable. Or is it “remarque-able?” Introducing Cam Artin Creations, owned and operated by artist and entrepreneur Cameron A. Martin. Cameron pours years of experience at premier special effects companies along with a keen artistic vision into creating […]

The D.M.P. Studios Story

The D.M.P. Studios Story

I founded D.M.P. Studios in 1983 as a full-time professional model-building studio in Oakville, Canada.  Ever since the studio has produced upward of 300 models per year for discriminating collectors the world over. The main thrust of D.M.P. Studios is towards constant innovation and customer satisfaction. In 1986 a conversation with George Maxwell led me […]

New Look hobbyDB: Separating Autographs, Customs and More!

New Look hobbyDB: Separating Autographs, Customs and More!

Thanks to our new upgrades and others arriving in the coming weeks, we’ll be able to show you exactly what you want to see when visiting the site. That means making it easier to find items such as Autographs and Customs, while in turn decluttering variants and subvariants. We have added a large number of […]

John “Spanky” Stokes, the Stroll and a New Vinyl Art Database

John “Spanky” Stokes, the Stroll and a New Vinyl Art Database

The world of vinyl art toys is full of weird, wonderful creatures, some of them mass-produced, some limited, and some that are truly one of a kind. Thanks to John “Spanky” Stokes, hobbyDB has an influx of many of these characters, especially from the rare end of the spectrum. Stokes runs his own blog, Spankystokes.com, about […]

8 Real-Life Customs That Became Hot Wheels Vehicles

8 Real-Life Customs That Became Hot Wheels Vehicles

If you had a chance to see the Hot Wheels Legends Tour this summer, it was an amazing gathering of customs, hot rods, stock cars, whatever’s cool in car culture. Each stop on the tour featured lots of local cars, but there were also several amazing customs that made it to every location. In addition […]

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 […]

The Most Outrageous Nerf Gun You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid

The Most Outrageous Nerf Gun You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid

Introducing the Nerf Sentry Gun, created by Cornell University students Jeremy Blum and Jason Wright, in 2009.  Blum and Wright submitted this tricked out Nerf gun as their final project for their CS1114 Matlab Robotics class.  Not only did this duo pass their course, their professor awarded them with the :coolest final project.” This one-of-a-kind […]

New Ed Roth Rat Fink Dairy Delivery from Chris Walker and MCHOF

New Ed Roth Rat Fink Dairy Delivery from Chris Walker and MCHOF

Our good friends at the Model Car Hall Of Fame just announced a cool collaboration between Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Chris Walker. Walker, one of the most prominent modern Hot Wheels customizers, has created a special limited edition design of the Hot Wheels Dairy Delivery honoring Roth. And if you hurry, you can get […]

Customizer Ernest “Boulevard Aces” Garza dies at 51

Customizer Ernest “Boulevard Aces” Garza dies at 51

A prominent member of automotive and diecast culture, Ernest “Boulevard Aces” Garza, passed away recently. He was best known for his involvement with custom cars and organizing lowrider shows in the Dallas area, but he was also the Founder and Creator of Texas Hot Wheels. He loved to share his ideas with other customizers, including […]

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