Every collection, no matter how big or small, begins the day you bring that very first item home.
At hobbyDB, we’re building the ultimate database and, most importantly, a community for the world of collecting. A place fans and collectors throughout the galaxy can call home.
Here you will find the internet’s ultimate Funko guide alongside the No. 1 data resource for Hard Rock Cafe Pins and the largest home for Hot Wheels collectors (to name just a few of our burgeoning communities).
But the quest for “Over 100 Billion Collectibles… eventually” is not one that our small and dedicated hobbyDB team has embarked on alone. It’s taken an army of volunteers, investors and ardent fans from across the globe to ensure that hobbyDB is a home for everyone.
For the first time ever, we’re opening our doors to collectors worldwide and giving you the opportunity to own a piece of hobbyDB and its family of brands (including Pop Price Guide and The Toy Peddler). It used to be that investing in awesome projects and great teams making cool things (and potentially lots of $$$) was just for the top 1%. But now, thanks to the JOBS Act, EVERYONE gets the opportunity to own a piece of something great that they love! Equity crowdfunding basically allows anyone to easily invest in early-stage pre-IPO companies that they believe will do great things! By uniting fans of all kinds, we’ll be able to shape the future of collecting and create a resource that we all love to use. As hobbyDB grows, so does our power!
For years we’ve been told eBay is the only marketplace to buy and sell collectibles; that we’d just have to put up with their huge fees and heavy-handed behavior. We’ve continued to struggle to find information about our favorite items or had to rely on huge, hard-to-manage spreadsheets to help keep track of our collections.
What if we could deliver a service purely made for the collector? One site that has all the information and features you need to power your collecting experience. A site where you can research, value, track, and buy/sell your collectibles. That’s us, hobbyDB.
Consider us as the natural extension to Wikipedia – where they have one page on Hot Wheels, we have more than 50,000. It’s our mission to preserve this data forever and to always keep the database free for anyone browse and discover. Learn more about our overall strategy and mission here.
When you own an 80’s toy collection that could fill the trailers of 10 life-size Optimus Primes, you start to get a little hazy on what items you have and what you still need. I love the hobbyDB concept because it’s perfect for helping me keep track by documenting my collection!
In the world of collectibles, data is everything – is the bedrock that enables cataloging, tracking, valuation, commerce, and sharing. I believe in the mission and strategy that the hobbyDB team is taking, and proud to be part of the ‘team’ (and I promise that, in time, I will get your my data from The Collectible GI Joe!).
I use hobbyDB mostly for research; there is a vast amount of knowledge by worldwide collectors on this site. I also use it to buy those hard to find pieces and to sell off my extras. It’s simple and easy.
I am a Hard Rock Pin Collector and hobbyDB has made my hobby great again. This is a great place to log my inventory, sell, trade pin and also learn about other collectable items. I highly recommend them as a place to inventory your collectables.
hobbyDB is an exciting company & I truly believe that it's success is inevitable - I want to be part of that success.
As a Collector this tool is desperately needed in the market. A personal use and need for hobbyDB has given me great comfort in investing and becoming a part of something AMAZING!!!
We partner with some of the best brands in the collectible universe.
Some really smart people believe in hobbyDB. This is your chance to invest alongside these awesome investors.
Creator & Producer of The Goldbergs
Organizer of the Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con (& many car shows)
Youtube channels on Funko and other pop culture (and we hear the Guinness Book record holder for the largest Funko collection)
Co-founder of DKE Toys, the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys
Book Author on GI Joe and Star Wars figures & formerly VP Hasbro
Fabio Di Pane Masi
Founder of Diecastlovers
Jennifer & Mark Millhollin
Organizer of the Official Hot Wheels conventions
CEO of Automodello & Diecasm
Publisher Hot Wheels Newsletter
Owner, Diecast Model Wholesale
Designer of Johnny Lightning & GreenLight models
Founder of Geepeekay
Founder of Palisades Toys & Inductee Pop Culture Hall of Fame
Founder Goldvarg Collection
Toy industry commentator & CEO of the Global Toy Group
Director Auto-Archives & Publisher, Coterie-Press