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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! […]

History of Spanish Model Cars: The Least Authentic Diecast Character Cars Ever

History of Spanish Model Cars: The Least Authentic Diecast Character Cars Ever
Written by
Andrew Adamides

Spain: Home of the Least-Authentic Character Diecast Ever! It’s widely considered that the British Budgie Toys model of Gerry Anderson’s Supercar was the first-ever TV/movie tie-in character diecast model. And that Corgi’s models of the Volvo P1800 from The Saint and James Bond’s Aston-Martin DB5 were the ones that really kicked the trend into high […]

Every M2 Machines Model Ever with hobbyDB’s Latest Official Archive

Every M2 Machines Model Ever with hobbyDB’s Latest Official Archive

  M2 Machines is the latest diecast brand to call hobbyDB’s Official Archives as its home. We showcase all of them – more than 9,800 of them now! M2’s models fill a nice niche of interesting, sharply detailed models at an amazing price point for collectors.   And to celebrate, we’re thrilled to announce the […]

Top-10 Most Valuable Hot Wheels of 2023

Top-10 Most Valuable Hot Wheels of 2023

Hot Wheels has rolled down the garage doors on 2023, but not before delighting us with another year of exciting new model cars, trucks and so much more. Which were the most valuable Hot Wheels among them from 2023? The ones we absolutely need in our collections? We take a look! Remember, estimated values tend […]

Hot Wheels Legends Tour 2023 and Past Winners

Hot Wheels Legends Tour 2023 and Past Winners

The 2023 Hot Wheels Legends Tour has crossed the finish line and a new winner has been crowned. Feast your eyes on the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Roadster “Chimera,” this year’s winner after a six month tour across the globe. The Chimera impressed both fans and Hot Wheels Design Team judges and will now have the […]

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