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A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

A Collection of 10 of the World’s Largest Collections

One comment we at hobbyDB hear a lot is “do you get to play with toys all day?” (The answer, sadly is no.) Another is “you must have the world’s largest collections of (Hot Wheels, Funko Pops, video games, etc.)” Also, no, but most of us do have a pretty good collection of something or […]

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

11 Wandering Tribes – Lost, Living, Exploring in Space

With Captain Picard about to head off on another voyage into space, it seems like a good time to think about other space travelers. More specifically, let’s think about those wanderers who live in space… not just sci-fi fare like Futurama where the characters travel a lot but live on a planet, but those who […]

hobbyDB Becomes Portal Master for Skylanders Franchise, Spyro

hobbyDB Becomes Portal Master for Skylanders Franchise, Spyro

If you’re looking for us at hobbyDB, you might want to begin your search among the floating islands of Skyland. The official toys-to-life video game franchise Skylanders is the latest addition to hobbyDB. And thanks to new curator (i.e. Portal Master) XyberDAWG, the hobbyDB catalog now boasts close to 600 Skylanders collectibles. The franchise originally […]

Mint Super Mario Bros. Sells for Record $100,000

Mint Super Mario Bros. Sells for Record $100,000

Super Mario Bros., the video game that revolutionized the industry, has made history yet again. Back in 2017, a mint Super Mario Bros game sold for $30,000 at auction. At the time, this was one of the most valuable video games ever seen on the market. Even though NES copies of Super Mario Bros. are extraordinarily easy […]

Many Milestone Video Game Anniversaries Came In 2017

Many Milestone Video Game Anniversaries Came In 2017

This article originally appeared on collectorsjournal.com. We are reposting it with the gracious permission of the author. By Trenton Schipper 2017 saw the anniversaries of some classic (and some newer) video games. Some of these games are a little better known than others. Some of them might not be known at all to newer generations […]

5 Forgotten Super Mario Games That You Should Rediscover

5 Forgotten Super Mario Games That You Should Rediscover

Super Mario Odyssey is finally here, and it’s well on its way to becoming one of the biggest critical smashes of 2017.  Though there are a ton of Mario games that come out every year, there’s only a handful of core 3D games in the Mario canon. These generally include titles like Super Mario 64, Super Mario […]

Top 10 Rarest/Most Valuable NES Games

10. Peek-A-Boo Poker Created by Hacker International in 1991, Peek-A-Boo Poker is one of their three adult titles made for the NES. The other two: Bubble Bath Babes and Hot Slots are unsurprisingly, also extremely rare. One of the oldest adult video games ever released, it’s rare as the first distribution was limited to a […]

5 Retro Video Games That Keep Getting Remade (And We Keep Playing)

5 Retro Video Games That Keep Getting Remade (And We Keep Playing)

If there’s one thing the video game industry loves, it’s modernized remakes of unforgettable retro games. Here are five retro video games that have gotten so many remakes that it’s actually hard to keep track of them all. Pac-Man If you ask anyone about the oldest game they can remember playing, chances are they’ll say Pong or Pac-Man. […]

You’ll Love These Valentine’s Day Collectibles

February 14 can only mean one thing at hobbyDB: It’s time to share our love of Valentine’s Day collectibles! Hot Wheels has experimented over the years with holiday-related segments, with mixed results. Christmas cars have been enormously popular, possibly because their mere existence helps solve the gift giving aspect of the holiday. On the other […]

Top 10 Most Valuable NES Games

 A Guest Blog Post by Dylan from ArcadeAttack.co.uk (Retro Gaming Blog) This article was originally written for Rareburg, who in December, has joined forces with hobbyDB to provide an excellent source of collectible knowhow for the community. Dylan shares with you his thoughts on past favorites and unearthed ‘gems’ alike that are considered to be […]

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