Visiting museums is one of my favorite pastimes and I’ve been to more than 400 of them (including personal collections that are so extensive and well-displayed that I count them as museums!) Museums play an important part in promoting collecting and I think hobbyDB can add enormous value to them as part of the collecting […]
I just found these in an email I got from Playmobil in 2012 and thought that they do a great job in embedding their toys in these landscapes that want you (or the kid within you) to play with them. The German Police drive some AMG Tuned Mercedes! I like that Tribolite as a […]
When I moved to the US Richard Gottlieb was one of my first calls. He is the CEO of Global Toy Group, founder of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, making him an authority and go-to source in the toy world (and while hobbyDB plans to document every collectible ever made we […]
hobbyDB Superstar Karl Schnelle AKA Stroget introduced me a while ago to fellow collector John Kuvakas and since then we spoke a lot and, boy, did I enjoy every one of those calls! So when he did his second video on how to use hobbyDB I felt I just have to pay tribute to all […]
Since 1998 Hideaki is the director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum. He is also a co-founder and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ). He has always been more than willing to engage in dialog with other model car collectors around the globe. He already wrote a number of blog posts about […]
I had a fantastic time at an event in Allentown, Pennsylvania to achieve these 3 objectives – Launch of the North American Brooklin Collectors Club Launch of the NB Center Collection Launch of the Brooklin Garage So a full agenda! And even better, the whole thing was held at The NB Center for American Automotive […]
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 […]
I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them – They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them. I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first […]
I am a junky for collectible stats and when our man in South America, Javier send me a Bloomberg article on the Chinese Designer Toy market (we refer to it as Vinyl Art Toys) I had to study it. It claimed the market to be valued at 38.4 billion yuan (that is $5.96 billion!!!). That […]
I am interested in Collectibles and I don’t want the market to crash (see my recent blog post on What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?), so I try to stay ahead in terms of collectible NFTs and other trends that have the power to shift the overall narrative. One of […]
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