hobbyDB Advisory Council Posts

Comic Book Distribution Icon Milton Griepp Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

Comic Book Distribution Icon Milton Griepp Joins hobbyDB Advisory Council

Milton Griepp is a superhero when it comes to getting comic books into the hands of fans. Griepp co-founded Capital City Distribution in 1980 and helped turn it into the largest comic book distributor in the United States before stepping aside in 1996. In 1993, Hero Illustrated named him the 10th most important person in […]

As good as they come – we will miss Richard Gottlieb

As good as they come – we will miss Richard Gottlieb
Written by
Joschik

R.I.P. Richard I cold-emailed Richard before even arriving in the US in 2012 and since then he has always been there for me and our team.  His first email asked “How would you like me to contribute?” and that just represented who he was. He gave advice, made many introductions, joined our Advisory Council, became […]

Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer on her love of dolls

Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer on her love of dolls

When it comes to collecting, few genres are more steeped in history than doll collecting. Jackie recently took some time to answer some questions regarding her history of doll collecting and more. Over to you, Jackie! How did you get started collecting? Some of my earliest memories are of dolls and stuffed animals. I started […]

Tudor Games’ Electric Football Official Archive Arriving on hobbyDB

Tudor Games’ Electric Football Official Archive Arriving on hobbyDB

Hutt! Hutt! Hike! Before video games and the likes of John Madden and Tecmo Bowl captured the fervor of young football fans everywhere, there was that familiar buzz. Chris LeMay has spent his life getting to know everything there is about the unmistakable rattle that comes with the classic Electric Football Game. Chris is the […]

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)
Written by
Musings By Joschik

Since 1998 Hideaki is the director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum.  He is also a co-founder and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  He has always been more than willing to engage in dialog with other model car collectors around the globe.  He already wrote a number of blog posts about […]

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 […]

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