When it comes to the world of hobbies, model train collecting is about as old and timeless as it comes. The German toy company Märklin dates back to 1859. Originally, Märklin specialized in doll house accessories, before shifting its focus to model railways and technical toys. As a result, many Märklin collectibles have become quite […]
Many people know how much impact Jews and Jewish culture have had on entertainment industries like film, television, and comic books. But Jewish designers, entrepreneurs, and inventors have also shaped the world of toys, games, pinball, and video games, and the products of their careers are a huge part of the collections of both The […]
We’ve made it our mission to partner with collectors from all around the world. Today, we feel very privileged to introduce a long-time supporter, who will work with hobbyDB to add a considerable amount of information to the database. Ten years ago and before the start of hobbyDB, Paul and I began a dialog about […]
One of the key attributes of collectible vehicles is the scale in which they are reproduced. Most collectors know about 1/64 scale cars, such as Hot Wheels, as well as other popular sizes such as 1/18 and 1/43. But have you ever thought about HOW and WHY these particular model scales became the standards in their […]
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