I have done toy shows in the Denver area since 1992. I had a part in a small toy store, Toybox Treasures for a while and was on TTP since the mid-2000s, so I know a lot of collectors. Most of them were also on TTP and while new ones have joined a lot of […]
Anita Smith knows a thing or two when it comes to collecting vintage Hot Wheels models and celebrating its rich history. Today she shares 10 of her favorite Hot Wheels models from decades of collecting. Here she is counting down – 10. The 1968 Watermelon Store Display Mustang While not impossible to […]
The Story Many small diecast models have been made in Argentina. Brands such as Buby, Galgo, Aguti, Loden, Rapitoy, and Jet (by Gillette) have all originated within this South American country. In addition, the Muky models were produced there during the 1970s and 1980s. The history of Muky begins in the early 1970s. The De […]
We’d like to officially welcome the members of The Toy Peddler, or TTP for short, to the hobbyDB experience. What this means for the hobbyDB Community is that you’ll see close to 70,000 new items now available in the hobbyDB Marketplace! We’re also super stoked to announce that Anita Smith is joining the hobbyDB Advisory […]
Again Nuclear Mindz Design has knocked it out of the park…the best EVER TTP custom/chase is landing this weekend, June 4-5, 2022. This time we are offering them ALL in one weekend, instead of 2, so less wait, and MORE EXCITEMENT for 2 days! There will only be 50 regular versions (red) at $70, and […]
Message to J.J. Abrams: You may like our opinions! A live-action Hot Wheels movie is formally in the plans at Warner Brothers. J.J. Abrams is set to produce the film. There’s no word yet on a release date. Hollywood is making a movie about Hot Wheels. Yes, the toy cars. All we know is producer […]
If there’s one name synonymous with Hot Wheels, it’s Larry Wood. Nicknamed “Mr. Hot Wheels,” Larry spent five decades with the company as Chief Designer and consultant, innovating such diecast classics as the ‘49 Merc, Ramblin’ Wrecker and the Boyd Coddington collector set. We’re excited to share that our sister site hobbyDB will be unveiling […]
Larry Wood knows a thing or two when it comes to diecast vehicles. How else do you earn the nickname “Mr. Hot Wheels?” Larry began his impressive career as a designer with Hot Wheels in the late 60s. Not long after his first model, Tri Baby (1970) rolled off the production line. It proved to […]
“AUTO” BIOGRAPHY Hello……. My name is Bruce Kalapach. I am known as “Redliner” on most sites including ebay, sometimes “Iamredliner” and sometimes “Father Time”. I am about to turn 65, but I am still a kid and always will be. My childhood association with the VERY FIRST Hot Wheels shipment to the Chicago area in […]
Hideaki Tanaka is an enthusiastic model car collector and manages the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ). In a series of blog posts he will tell us more about models made in Japan, the Club and its members. Read them all here. Takanobu Ochiai One of our members, Takanobu Ochiai, had one of the […]
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