Join HW Icons and 1,000 Collectors in Owning The Toy Peddler


Since the beginning, we’ve shared a love of diecast. Our very first item added to the database was the Corgi Toys Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever. Since then, with the help of our volunteers, we’ve added more than 600,000 database items (and hobbyDB members now own more than 45 million collectibles!). With thousands of variants and subvariants, the database has helped thousands of collectors to better understand what they have, and be able to price at the current market value.

We are so grateful for the support coming from the diecast community, because without the community, we know that we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re excited to introduce you to hobbyDB’s most recent investors in our latest Crowdfunding Round. Joining us as our Lead Investor is Bruce Pascal, Commercial Real Estate Investor and well known Hot Wheels Collector. 

Learn more about hobbyDB/TTP Crowdfunding Here

We’re also excited to share that Hot Wheels powerhouse Designers Bryan Benedict and Brendon Vetuskey have joined Jennifer and Mark Millhollin, Jim Garbaczewski, Mac Ragan, yours truly Anita and others as investors in hobbyDB and The Toy Peddler.

See what they and other supporters have to say here.

Bryan Benedict is the Design Director at Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Benedict has also worked with Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi. 

Brendon Vetuskey is the Lead Designer for Mattel’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and Redline Club Vehicles. 

When crowdfunding became available, we knew it was the right opportunity for our community. It used to be that investing in awesome projects and teams making cool things was just for the top 1%. But now, thanks to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, everyone gets the opportunity to own a piece of something great that they love.

hobbyDB Crowdfunding is your opportunity to get a foot in the door of that industry that annually generates $500 billion. When you invest in a crowdfunding round, your investment will grant you actual shares of the company, which means if the company does well, so can you. 

We now have more than 1,100 shareholders and there are others that you may recognize — 

Andy Goodman 

Social Media for M2 Machines and organizer of the Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con (& many car shows) 

Anita Smith

Founder of Chickluu’s Redline Forum & LEADER of your favorite site, The Toy Peddler 

Brendon Vetuskey

Lead Designer for Mattel’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and Redline Club Vehicles

Bruce Pascal

Second time lead investor with $5,000 invested in this round. Known for curating the rarest Hot Wheels collection in the world.

Bryan Benedict

Design Director at Hot Wheels and Matchbox

Fabio Di Pane Masi

Founder of Diecastlovers 

Jennifer & Mark Millhollin

Organizer of the Official Hot Wheels conventions 

Jim Cowen

CEO of Automodello & Diecasm

Jim Garbaczewski

Book Author & Publisher Hot Wheels Newsletter

John Kuvakas

President, Brooklin Model Club of North America

John Smoke

Owner, Diecast Model Wholesale

Mac Ragan

Book Author & Former Designer of Johnny Lightning & GreenLight models 

Sergio Goldvarg

Founder Goldvarg Collection 

William Taylor

Director Auto-Archives & Publisher, Coterie-Press and Author of a book on Lotus Model Cars

In an era of heavyweight corporations, investing in hobbyDB and TTP is accessible, reasonable/affordable, and a big market opportunity to join more than 1,000 investors that believe in hobbyDB. 

To learn more about our vision for the future and to invest, visit our Wefunder Profile here.

To see what our investors are saying about us, visit our Buzz page on Wefunder here.

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