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2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair – Lots of news from Majorette

2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair – Lots of news from Majorette
Written by
FritsM

In 2024 Majorette celebrates its 60th anniversary! For this occasion, several new series are being issued, which all were presented at the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair. Although I did not have an appointment with Majorette (part of the Simba-Dickie Group) at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, the Simba-Dickie Group people were very kind and helpful and […]

My Top-10: Classic Center in Australia’s Favorite Mercedes-Benz Model Cars

My Top-10: Classic Center in Australia’s Favorite Mercedes-Benz Model Cars

Dev Kuruppu is an expert model car collector with a particular eye for Mercedes-Benz Miniatures. The founder of the Classic Center in Australia, today Dev shares 10 of his favorite Mercedes-Benz models from more than two decades of collecting. Over to you, Dev! I acquired my first Mercedes-Benz, a W123 200, in 2000 and became […]

Microcar Models Australia Becomes Next Big hobbyDB Archive

Microcar Models Australia Becomes Next Big hobbyDB Archive

hobbyDB is thrilled to announce Microcar Models Australia as its 76th Official Archive. MMA founder Danny Draper is a longtime friend of hobbyDB and one of our 1,500 Shareholders via hobbyDB Crowdfunding. See how you can join him and other industry leaders and fellow collectors here. Creating precision quality microcar models was the inspiration behind […]

Hearing from a friend after a very long time

Hearing from a friend after a very long time
Written by
Joschik

I checked in with a friend that I had not seen or heard from for a long time and I got this…   Ha ha, no photo of the wife (new wife) or maybe possible children, nothing about the career or the latest in politics.  2 photos and it seems he is happy (and I […]

50 Percent Off on Model Cars and Beyond with Cruisin Collectibles February Diecast Sale

50 Percent Off on Model Cars and Beyond with Cruisin Collectibles February Diecast Sale

Model car lovers and beyond, rev your engines. It’s time to load up your collection thanks to the Cruisin Collectibles USA Diecast Sale! hobbyDB Marketplace heavyweight hemicuda_1971 and Cruisin Collectibles are offering 50 percent off on more than 8,000 diecast models through the end of February. You’ll find items from Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning, […]

hobbyDB’s Coolest Things We Saw at the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

hobbyDB’s Coolest Things We Saw at the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair!
Written by
Baskingshark

After a couple of years off starting in 2020 for obvious reasons, the world-famous Nuremberg Toy Fair returned in 2023 and has just wrapped up its 2024 outing. Long known as THE place for toy and collectible companies to debut their latest products, it’s always a visual feast for eventgoers as exhibitors tempt buyers by […]

hobbyDB Local Directory: Motorama Returns to Penn. with Races & Diecast

hobbyDB Local Directory: Motorama Returns to Penn. with Races & Diecast

What’s going on in the world of collectibles in your neck of the woods? The hobbyDB Local Directory is here to keep you in the know. With the Local Directory, you can find events, museums and stores in your area all tailored to your collection and interests. Thanks in part to our handy search filters. […]

And the Winners of the hobbyDB x M2 Machines “Sweethearts” Giveway Are…

And the Winners of the hobbyDB x M2 Machines “Sweethearts” Giveway Are…

And the winners are… hobbyDB and M2 Machines have teamed up to host the Official Archives of the venerable diecast company! And to celebrate, we’re giving away THREE models from M2’s new “Sweethearts” series. To be eligible, we asked fans to “Like” the M2 Machines subject page on hobbyDB and add an M2 model to […]

Inside the Bus Stop Model Museum and Beyond with Transport Expert Alastair Fitton

Inside the Bus Stop Model Museum and Beyond with Transport Expert Alastair Fitton
Written by
Alastair Fitton

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be! As curator of a modest museum, dedicated to transport in miniature – and angled towards the motorcar – I have a lot of experience chatting to my visitors about their car experiences of the past. Diecast models have been present in my life since I was a toddler […]

My Top-10: Professional Hot Wheels Customizer Karli-Martin Sanger

My Top-10: Professional Hot Wheels Customizer Karli-Martin Sanger

Karli-Martin Sanger is a German professional customizer of Hot Wheels and other model cars and is known for his award-winning designs via his brand Kraut Customs. Today he shares 10 of his favorite builds from his career. And now you’ll find a lot of his customs as an Official hobbyDB Archive! Over to you, Karli! […]

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