hobbyDB Advisory Council Posts

The 2021 hobbyDB Year in Review: New Features, Friends and Lots More!

The 2021 hobbyDB Year in Review: New Features, Friends and Lots More!

It’s 2022 and we’re super excited about what lies ahead for hobbyDB and our family of brands, including Pop Price Guide and The Toy Peddler. But before we look ahead, we want to take a glance back at the year that was 2021 for hobbyDB. From welcoming new partners, investors, and friends, to new features, […]

Author, Collector and Brooklin Models Expert Gianluigi Cappi Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

Author, Collector and Brooklin Models Expert Gianluigi Cappi Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

Gianluigi Cappi is a collector with a multitude of interests. None of them, however, are closer to his heart than his impressive collection of Brooklin Models. How vast is his Brooklin knowledge? Just ask Brooklin Models’ management team, who purchased one of Gianluigi’s early books to learn more about the history of their brand!  Or […]

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB
Written by
Musings by Joschik

We’ve made it our mission to partner with collectors from all around the world.  Today, we feel very privileged to introduce a long-time supporter, who will work with hobbyDB to add a considerable amount of information to the database. Ten years ago and before the start of hobbyDB, Paul and I began a dialog about […]

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

For Alex Procyk, collecting tinplate models has been a lifetime of toying with reality in the best possible way. A collector, author and tinplate connoisseur, we’re excited to introduce Alex as the latest expert to join the hobbyDB community and Advisory Council. Alex has been collecting tinplate models for more than 50 years, amassing quite […]

Meet the “Timpo Toys Artist” and new hobbyDB Friend and Advisor Alfred Plath

Meet the “Timpo Toys Artist” and new hobbyDB Friend and Advisor Alfred Plath

When it comes to Timpo Toys, Alfred Plath considers it a little more than just collecting. It’s more like time traveling. Alfred has spent close to six decades “traveling through time” to learn everything he can about an item, from production sites and processes to its history and relationship with its country of origin. And […]

Remembering Author, Collector and hobbyDB Advisory Council Member Botho G. Wagner

Remembering Author, Collector and hobbyDB Advisory Council Member Botho G. Wagner

The hobbyDB and collectible community lost a beloved member earlier this year with the passing of Botho G. Wagner. Botho, 85, was an avid collector with a notable collection of tin toys that included rarities from Bing and Marklin. He authored several books on collectibles and toys. Find them on hobbyDB with subjects covering tin […]

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day
Written by
Joschik

I’ve known of the other Christian since the mid-Nineties as nobody, really nobody has taken documenting collectibles (in his case Matchbox) more seriously.  We then met at one of the Nuremberg Toy Fairs maybe 10 years ago.  He was there with a number of big folders and to understand the depth that he goes into […]

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 […]

Todd Coopee, Easy-Bake Oven Expert, Lights Up hobbyDB Advisory Council

Todd Coopee, Easy-Bake Oven Expert, Lights Up hobbyDB Advisory Council

Sometimes a light bulb goes off in your head, and you just have to chase an idea. For Todd Coopee, that light bulb was inside an Easy-Bake Oven. Coopee, who lives in Ottawa Canada, is the world’s leading expert on collecting Easy-Bake Ovens, the light-bulb-powered kitchen appliances from Kenner. “We had one in the family […]

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

You might not expect someone who was a child in the 1980s to be a serious collector of tinplate toys. Phil Chapman, aka “The Toy Hunter,” defies that idea. We at hobbyDB are glad to have his extensive expertise as a tinplate toy collector as a new member of our Advisory Council. “The main focus […]

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