hobbyDB Team Posts

Collector Showcase: HeroClix Hero and hobbyDB Curator Brian Perry

Collector Showcase: HeroClix Hero and hobbyDB Curator Brian Perry

Heroes come in many forms and at hobbyDB our caped crusaders are the members of our volunteer squad. Known in the hobbyDB multiverse as “Captain Awesome,” Brian Perry brings to the site his passion for HeroClix as one of our superhero subject curators. Brian is the latest to proudly show off their collection as part […]

Fireball Tim Visits hobbyDB, Shelby American Collection, and More In Boulder

Fireball Tim Visits hobbyDB, Shelby American Collection, and More In Boulder

The folks at hobbyDB recently enjoyed a couple days hanging out with Fireball Tim Lawrence, dropping in on some automotive attractions in the Boulder Colorado area. Fireball was visiting to record video for his Fireball Malibu Vlog on his his website fireballtim.com. First, let’s clear up the confusion about his name. “Fireball” is not a […]

The Futureeeeee…. What’s Coming to hobbyDB in 2018

The Futureeeeee…. What’s Coming to hobbyDB in 2018

Thanks for an incredible 2017 Here at hobbyDB, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our fellow collectors. So thanks for helping to make 2017 such a great year. From more than 100,000 new price points added to our new price guide in December alone, to an entirely new marketplace experience, we’ll […]

Thomas Wurk Collects Very, VERY Hard To Find Schuco Models

If you’ve ever thought of a collectible as “very hard to find,” then consider the story of Thomas Würk, one of hobbyDB’s new Curators. He has an amazing collection of 1/66 scale Schuco Super Schnell cars and other related brands… but getting his hands on them has never been easy. “I started collecting these models over […]

Slot Car Track Evolved For High-Speed Racing

A few days ago I wrote about some Aurora Model Motoring slot car track pieces that were tied to the hobby’s roots in simulating driving instead of racing. By the late ‘60s, the preferred intent for slot cars was racing at higher and higher speeds on increasingly ridiculous courses. Wider cars, stickier wheels and magnetic […]

Early Slot Car Track was Designed for Driving, Not Racing

As I mentioned in yesterday’s column, Thanksgiving week is a time for setting up a slot car track in our household for some good family racing fun. While modern slot cars are capable of ridiculous speeds through wild courses, that wasn’t the case in the early days of the hobby. Slot cars were not originally designed for racing, […]

Be Thankful For Slot Cars This Week

There are no finer traditions for Thanksgiving than turkey with stuffing, binge-watching football on TV all day, and trying to avoid politics around the dinner table. In our family, there’s one more important ritual: Setting up the slot car track in the basement. With our daughter Lillian out of school the entire week, and cold […]

Authors and Publishers Tell Their Stories on hobbyDB

Authors and Publishers Tell Their Stories on hobbyDB

Over the last couple of years hobbyDB has become home to the official archives of many brands of toys and collectibles as well several museums that highlight the sorts of things we love here. The latest trend is for authors and publishers to set up an archive page on hobbyDB. The benefits are similar to […]

From Critic to Curator: A Hot Wheels Collector’s Tale

For all the growing popularity of hobbyDB as a research place for collectors, we still run into folks who aren’t initially impressed with our site. We’ve been working hard to make the site more flexible, easier to use, and more powerful in its capabilities (and we know there are still issues!) But the most important […]

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 […]

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