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K.I.T.T. and Knight Rider Collectibles Turn 40 Years Old!

K.I.T.T. and Knight Rider Collectibles Turn 40 Years Old!

It was 40 years ago today (Sept. 26) when America first gathered around their televisions to allow Knight Rider to roll into their living rooms. Four seasons and 90 episodes later and the sentient 1982 Pontiac Trans Am known as K.I.T.T. is now one of the most recognizable TV cars of all time. And Knight […]

History of the Lightburn Zeta Utility, A Car That Could Do It All

History of the Lightburn Zeta Utility, A Car That Could Do It All

The Zeta ‘Runabout’ Sedan, it is true, was spacious and convenient enough to carry most loads, at least in a recreational or small-job capacity. But it was not the most suitable vehicle for business- or fleet-owners. Lightburn & Co., however, would not let a large piece of the market slip away, and so they developed […]

The Toy Peddler Undergoes hobbyDB Upgrade

The Toy Peddler Undergoes hobbyDB Upgrade

We’re thrilled to welcome our friends and partners at The Toy Peddler (or TTP, for short) to the full hobbyDB experience. A proud member of the hobbyDB family of brands, TTP has been a reliable marketplace for diecast and model cars for more than 24 years (and has been creating some exciting Custom models over […]

The Royal World of Queen Elizabeth II Collectibles

The Royal World of Queen Elizabeth II Collectibles

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 […]

The Best of “My Take” Model Car Videos of August

The Best of “My Take” Model Car Videos of August

It’s been a busy month! Our top 3 “My Take” videos covered some very special areas of interest. Brooklin Collectors Club 2022 BCC Model – 1955 Buick Century Club models are always popular subjects. They are true limited editions and frequently become precious on the secondary market. The Brooklin Collectors Club, based in the UK, […]

Union 76 Model Car, Truck (and More) Collectibles on hobbyDB

Union 76 Model Car, Truck (and More) Collectibles on hobbyDB

Few logos in the history of automotive industry advertising are as recognizable as the orange and blue of Union 76. Union 76 got their start in 1932 as a new extension of Union Oil Company of California (later Unocal). Its gas stations dominated the California coast for three decades from its El Segundo headquarters before […]

Taking the Tour of Tommi “Volvo” Fisker’s Volvo Mancave

Taking the Tour of Tommi “Volvo” Fisker’s Volvo Mancave

You don’t earn the nickname Tommi “Volvo” Frisker without being one of Denmark’s biggest collectors of all things Volvo…if not the biggest. Tommi takes some time to walk us through his Volvo Mancave, which is the careful procuration of decades worth of collecting. Check out his hobbyDB Showcase here! I want to start by thanking […]

Getting to Know the Handmade Custom Models of ChibiKit

Getting to Know the Handmade Custom Models of ChibiKit

Through the years of collecting, I’m starting to get more and more attracted to higher detailed 1:64’s. When my eyes caught a glimpse of a custom made by Chibikit, I was immediately sold. It’s not just a custom, the fun scenes incorporated in the handmade diorama on some of his customs really bring his pieces […]

The Best of “My Take” Model Cars Videos of July

The Best of “My Take” Model Cars Videos of July

Here are the most popular “My Take” videos for July. Thanks! The channel continues to grow and our number of likes is growing as well. Drop in and take a look at “My Take, Adventures in scale modeling.” Here’s a sample of what you’ll see. These are our most popular videos for the month of […]

History of the ’56 Avolette Record de Luxe, France

History of the ’56 Avolette Record de Luxe, France

Egon Brutsch, of Germany, designed the Avolette Record. Utilising bubble shapes and glass fiber shells joined with a rubber seal connecting the top and bottom sections. Mr Brutsch successfully licensed his concept to several European businesses and had more success with this than himself building the cars. One licensee was M. Avot of the business […]

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