Since its launch in 1959, Barbie has crossed all the borders to become one of the most recognized toy brands worldwide. And of course, these days it is not difficult to talk about it, considering that its movie could be the blockbuster of 2023. However, beyond its fame, the impact of the doll created by […]
In the last few years, we have seen how some collectibles reached record figures, becoming unachievable pieces for the rest of the mortals, and belonging to the selected Mount Olympus of collectors, where a few chosen people can enjoy them in their collections. Among those coveted and unique pieces, we can see some interesting examples […]
Who doesn’t love a great crossover? Let us join the collectibles universe with a big “wow!!” when it comes to the news of Hasbro and Mattel joining forces for the greater good…to fight Decepticons. OK, it’s a little more involved than that. The two toy company giants have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement to […]
London Bridge is down. The world is mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who meant something different to everyone. A symbol of grace and dignity, her majesty leaves behind a legacy of diplomacy, leadership and empathy. Lest we forget the countless collectibles honoring the longest-ever reigning British monarch. We wanted to celebrate the Queen […]
Mike McKittrick talks about his long career at Mattel that started in the in May of 1968. It was his job straight out of High School and he found himself on the factory floor in Hawthorne, CA. Come hear stories about the earliest days of Hot Wheels and his career at Mattel that spanned all […]
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is underway, bringing with it in tow a slew of great new reveals! That includes exclusive items from favorite brands such as Funko, Hasbro and Mattel, as well as Bandai, Gentle Giant and lots more. Our team is furiously working to add all of them to the hobbyDB database, so stay […]
Back in the 80s, the girls had their Barbie Dreamhouses. The boys? Their imaginations ran wild within the walls of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull. Mattel caught lightning in a bottle — or rather with He-Man’s Power Sword — when it introduced its original line of MOTU Wave 1 series in 1982. The […]
If there’s someone who knows how to live in style, it’s Barbie. Mattel’s iconic fashion doll made her debut in 1959, but didn’t move into her first place until three years later in 1962 — making the Barbie Dreamhouse 60 years old this year! Barbie Dreamhouse (1962) We thought we’d trace Barbie’s Dream Houses […]
ADAM GRAPES Auburn-Cords-Doozie HISTORIAN A second resin/acetate Classic Cord has also been found. This one features a fully painted body in white, a black roof and silver windshield/sidepipes/bumper details. The body details are slightly different than the raw version showing continued work on the final concept. There is […]
Mattel has kicked off its 12 Days of Fandom and there’s so much to be excited about from Star Wars, DC Comics and Jurassic Park to Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe and so much more from its San Diego Comic Con 2021 Reveals. Check out details from the event here, then make sure […]
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