Real Estate Veteran and HW Collector Bruce Pascal joins hobbyDB as lead investor in its second Crowdfunding Round

As our second crowdfunding initiative kicks off, we’re excited to welcome Bruce Pascal as the round’s lead investor. With more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Pascal is best known in the business community as a real estate veteran who has handled some of the most complex and largest lease transactions in the […]

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For collectors, by collectors like you. Now is your chance to own a piece of The Toy Peddler

You, our members, are the heart of The Toy Peddler. Without you, TTP would not nearly be the site it is today. Many of you have been a part of TTP since the beginning. For more than 20 years, The Toy Peddler has served as the ultimate place to buy and sell Diecast. With inexpensive […]

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THE ULTIMATE HOT WHEELS COLLECTION

___________________________________________ Hot Wheels came out in 1968 when Bruce was just 7 years old. He was hooked then as a child, and the love affair with Hot Wheels started over again in 1999 when his mother gave him a cigar box with his childhood cars. Within 6 months of that day, he jumped at the […]

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The Muky Story

 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 […]

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One of the world’s largest Matchbox car collections resides in Durham Connecticut

For Charlie Mack, it all began on the cement patio outside his Durham home. When they were kids, he and his brother used to spend hours there playing with their beloved Matchbox cars and trucks, using chalk and bricks to construct miniature worlds for their miniature vehicles. More than 50 years later the patio is […]

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Kale’s Modern Diecast TOY CARS Price Guide Issue #2 Has Arrived!

    Kale’s Modern Diecast TOY CARS Issue #2 is a comprehensive price guide book covering Hot Wheels from 1995 to 2020, GreenLight releases from 2008 to 2020 and M2 Machines from 2009 to 2020. This new guide book is twice the size of the first guide that debuted in 2017. It contains twice as […]

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Man who owns $1.5 million worth of Hot Wheels reveals the rarest models that could fetch thousands

This man’s Hot Wheels collection is worth a staggering $1.5 million They first hit toy stores in 1968 and were an instant hit, bringing smiles to kids faces across the globe. But these days, Hot Wheels cars mean big business and big bucks with collectors spending thousands on some models. Meet Bruce Pascal, who first […]

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What put the Hot in Hot Wheels?

In January 1945, while World War II still raged, Elliot and Ruth Handler joined a partner, Harold “Matt” Matson, to start a company in the Handlers’ garage in Los Angeles. Matson and Elliot combined their nicknames to come up with Mattel Creations. The young company produced picture frames, later adding dollhouse furniture made from the […]

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The collectors who spend thousands on rare Hot Wheels

Every year, Mattel sells nearly $1B worth of new toy cars to kids. But on the secondary market, adult collectors and dealers reign supreme.     By day, Bruce Pascal is a successful commercial real estate executive who brokers multimillion-dollar deals in the nation’s capital. By night, he buys $5k Hot Wheels cars on eBay. […]

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