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The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever

The Longest Hot Wheels Track Ever
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Musings by Joschik

Here at the hobbyDB team we like toys and have good memories of having run Hot Wheels tracks as children.   And who want to have the longest track?  Here is the author at his first attempt 50 years ago (with what looks like some Tootsie Toys… not really suitable for a long track – still […]

Investing in Vintage Porsche Posters

Investing in Vintage Porsche Posters
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Christian Braun

When it comes to elegance, power, and performance, very few automobile manufacturers have the staying power of Porsche. And even fewer of them can trace their entire evolution through the art of vintage posters. Yes, the same posters we hung on our walls as kids; the ones that inspired greatness — both on the track, […]

hobbyDB & Museums Make a Perfect Combination

hobbyDB & Museums Make a Perfect Combination
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Musings by Joschik

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 […]

Playmobil Scenes from a 2012 Catalog

Playmobil Scenes from a 2012 Catalog
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Joschik

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 […]

I’m now officially a Global Toy Expert ;-)

I’m now officially a Global Toy Expert  ;-)
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Joschik

  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 […]

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy

Collector, Investor, Officer, Evangelist, Youtube Star, Networker Par Excellence and just an all-around awfully nice guy
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Musings By Joschik

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 […]

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)
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Musings By Joschik

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 […]

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome
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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 […]

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB
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Musings by Joschik

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 […]

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models

Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models
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Musings by Joschik

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 […]

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