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5 Years, 5 Fun Facts – KMJ Diecast, Kirk Smith, and hobbyDB

5 Years, 5 Fun Facts – KMJ Diecast, Kirk Smith, and hobbyDB

A little bit more than five years ago, Kirk Smith found himself running an online store selling Hot Wheels cars on kmjdiecast.com that was doing very well – until he heard from his software provider that they were going to phase out the very product he relied on running his store. In a nice twist […]

Last Chance: Time Remains on the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale

Last Chance: Time Remains on the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale

Time remains to cash in on big savings on your favorite brands with the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale. We’ve added thousands of diecast models to our database in the last month, ranging from Hot Wheels and Matchbox to Bburago, Greenlight and M2 Machines. You’ll find smoking hot deals on these brands and many more in a sale that runs through 11 p.m. PST  […]

hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale Arrives with up to 60 Percent Savings

hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale Arrives with up to 60 Percent Savings

The temperatures are rising, and so are the savings, courtesy of the hobbyDB Summer Diecast Sale. Beat the heat this weekend with up to 60 percent savings on your favorite diecast brands from several of our most trusted sellers. We’ve added thousands of diecast models to our database in the last month, ranging from Hot […]

Deep Discounts During Diecast Deal Days

Deep Discounts During Diecast Deal Days

As Summer rapidly approaches, several stores on hobbyDB are doing some last minute Spring Cleaning. From Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, these sellers are offering some nifty discounts on all kinds of diecast products, vintage and new! There are a lot of rare and one of a kind items, so shop early! KMJ […]

Challenger Joe Has a Great Store and a Cool Story

Challenger Joe is one of the newest sellers on hobbyDB, and his hobby DB store is a bit different. So is his story. Challenger Joe (Joe Rothpearl, but he prefers to just use the nickname online) is a car guy… he likes all kinds of interesting rides, but you can probably guess his favorite, right? Yeah, […]

Cataloging is difficult and needs lots of TLC

Cataloging is difficult and needs lots of TLC
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Musings by Joschik

I am still relatively new to Colorado and when I saw a book called “Weird Colorado” I needed to have it.  When looking for it on Amazon I found that a search for the title produced five results that were all the same! And I am not the only one who found this problem, googling […]

hobbyDB Collectibles Database Zooms Past 200,000 Entries

hobbyDB Collectibles Database Zooms Past 200,000 Entries

The collection just keeps growing at hobbyDB! Our database of anything and everything collectible just blew past the 200,000 item mark this past week, with the addition of the Minichamps James Bond Mustang Mach 1. The milestone came and went so quickly we barely had time to stop and notice! It took 13 months to […]

The Devil’s in the Details… How to Spot Bogus Hot Wheels Packages

The Devil’s in the Details… How to Spot Bogus Hot Wheels Packages

Have you seen the movie “Truth” starring Robert Redford as TV anchorman Dan Rather? It’s about a case in which CBS aired a story concerning old documents that allegedly showed then President George W. Bush to be a substandard soldier when he was younger. But the letters proved to be fake, done in by inconsistencies in […]

KMJ Diecast Moves Store (& 40,000 Hot Wheels) to hobbyDB

“I started this website in 1997 to show off my collection,” says Kirk Smith of KMJ Diecast. It was just a hobby at the time, along with customizing various Hot Wheels models. Then he started selling his extras on the site. Then it became a full time job. And somewhere along the way, KMJ became […]

Why should I Manage my Collectibles? (Besides the Obvious…)

Among the great mysteries of life: “Who really built the pyramids?” “What happens when we die?” and “Do I have that 1:18 scale 1970 Chevelle SS model in orange, and if so, does it have black stripes or white, and, where did I store it and what did I pay for it?” My father-in-law collected […]

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