CocoonToy brand is us, a family of Ukrainian artists. My wife, Anna, started this project four years ago. At some point she decided to give up her profession as an Internet designer and do what she liked – creating fantasy creatures and making their sculptures. At that moment I was engaged in manufacturing. I had […]
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! […]
Armando “Mondo” Roque has a keen eye when it comes to the worlds of sci-fi, the supernatural and lots more. A self-professed serial doodler, Mondo approaches his action figures projects and beyond with a child-like wonder. Which you can see in the fine detail of his work with brands such as Super7 and Fugglers. His […]
I have been collecting miniature cars for almost seven decades, literally all my life. Starting out with Dinky Toys and later Corgi, I developed a love for miniature cars and trucks which has carried over to this day. Over the years, I have amassed and sold a couple of collections, but have retained many of […]
I started my Funko collection years ago when one of my coworkers got me one for a present and the rest was history. I’m a big baseball card and sports memorabilia collector so this just fit. Soon I had almost every Funko Mini there was before moving on to Pints, which I completed. Then it […]
Jere Ryder has been Conservator for the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata at the Morris Museum, since it became the beneficiary of that collection in 2003, a year after Guinness’ passing. Situated in Morristown, New Jersey, the collection comprises over 750 objects, making it one of the largest of its […]
We all have a dream list of models we would like to see made in our favorite scale. With the hobby always in some state of flux, that list can change from day to day with new possibilities popping up on a regular basis. My preferred scale is 1/43, one that has a worldwide appeal […]
Steve Engeman has been collecting promo models for three-plus decades, amassing quite the collection during that time. A member of the hobbyDB Advisory Council, he also collects a wide variety of other automobilia, including brochures, images, salesman awards and much more. Known on hobbyDB as Litre7, today Steve takes us on a tour of 10 […]
I have been creating artwork for imaginary model kits that I wish had been available when I was growing up. So in some cases there is a kit available now. But where was it in 1977 when 10-year-old me really needed it? Ha! Wherever possible I have matched the aspect ratio of my box top […]
Hi! I am Michael (Mike) Garrett. While I assembled plastic models growing up in the 50s, I got busy with college and work and didn’t get back into the hobby until the late 80s. I started with the 1/43 Franklin Mint “Cars From the 50s,” started building some plastic and diecast models but mostly collecting […]
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