We were recently approached by some hobbyDB members about adding items from “Lorcana,” Disney’s new trading card game. Less than 24 hours later, hobbyDB is now the first Lorcana Price Guide. Disney has partnered with tabletop game developer Ravensburger (Dingbats, Escape, Labyrinth, and El Dorado) to create a trading card game in the style of […]
We love to highlight local collectors in our own neighborhoods, the ones uniting the collecting communities, one pin (or model car, Funko Pop!) at a time. Which makes us thrilled to introduce Elizabeth Halloran, founder of Triangle NC Pin Traders . Elizabeth was gracious enough to share some of the inspiration and beginnings of the […]
What makes for an outstanding animated character? I was, this week, asked that question by a reporter from CNBC. To give my best answer, I asked for time to do some research. I wanted to see what critics believed were the best characters and then understand what those characters had in common. A little googling […]
After decades of protection, several notable properties will enter the public domain in 2024 and beyond. That means you can use them without having to pay a licensing fee. Most notably for the toy industry, these public domain characters include Mickey Mouse, Superman, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Batman, and Bugs Bunny. Before you begin placing […]
For Heather Lash, aka hobbyDB user wdwprincess2199, a tour of her Funko collection is like a stroll down Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A. From Belle to WALL-E, Heather takes us through her fabulous Disney fandom by kindly answering some questions about her collection and more. That includes being among the first sellers in the hobbyDB Marketplace […]
Our latest Top-20 Most Valuable list takes us from infinity to beyond! We’re celebrating the Pixar release of “Lightyear” with a look at some of the Buzz Lightyear collectibles that are worth more than the moon and stars. Funko fans, you’ll enjoy this list. Remember, estimated values tend to fluctuate, especially as we add more […]
We are heading to Freddy’s Beach Bash Live from Pop Pier! for this year’s WonderCon reveals from Funko! WonderCon will return for the first time since 2019 when Comic-Con International presents the three-day event from April 1-3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Can’t make it to Southern California that weekend? Fret not. Funko will also […]
Thoughts of Richard Gottlieb from Global Toy News Richard Gottlieb is the Founder and CEO of Global Toy Experts, the globally recognized consultant to toy industry leaders. In addition, he is the Publisher of Global Toy, the toy industry’s independent voice. Richard is also a member of the hobbyDB Advisory Council. Whether you call him […]
Happy birthday, Donald Duck. The world’s favorite quactogenarian was hatched 85 years ago from the mind of Walt Disney. An angry ball of anthropomorphic energy, it’s Donald Fauntleroy Duck, not Mickey Mouse, that has appeared in more films than any other Disney character. In fact, no other character outside the superhero genre has been published […]
We can probably agree that for every collector a sense of achievement is a powerful motivator. However, the way we find that feeling of success can vary. Perhaps it’s when you save up enough money to buy that super rare Pikachu Illustrator Card or when you finally complete your collection of Disney movies on VHS. […]
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