We have teamed up with hobbyDB to create the most comprehensive Hot Wheels online database. You may be asking, what is hobbyDB and what do they know about Hot Wheels?
hobbyDB is the internet archive of all things collectible. It was founded by collectors and is managed by collectors. Their Advisory Board includes 58 of the respected collectors from all over the globe. At hobbyDB, you can research, document, track, wish, buy, and sell collectible items. There are many new features that are now available that South Texas Diecast did not have time or the resources to offer.
All the information that you’ve had access at South Texas Diecast is now available on hobbyDB (see the Casting Page and the Series Page in the top menu). In addition, the hobbyDB website has the ability to also document code 3s, card variations, customs, errors, and everything Hot Wheels related (comics, posters, hats, t-shirts, key rings, trading cards, store displays, printed catalogs, and many more). Members have the ability to add their own items that aren’t currently documented in the catalog. There are subject pages dedicated to many of the Hot Wheels designers, authors, and convention events.
The most popular feature is being able to keep track of what is in your collection. Members can add items to their ‘collection’ and document condition (package and item), price paid, how and when it was acquired, storage location, additional notes, and add photos/images of their item. You can also choose to have the items private or public. This is also a great way to document your items for insurance purposes.
Another popular feature is ‘Add to Wish List’. If there is something that you’ve been wanting to add to your collection but can’t find it, you can add it to your wish list. When that item becomes available, the system will notify you via email.
hobbyDB also has the ability to for subjects/castings to have ‘curators’ and ‘champions’. These are members who are experts on certain subjects and castings. The curators ensure that the listings are accurate and complete. Champions have additional tools to keep the database accurate and managed.
The goal at South Texas Diecast has always been about documenting the history of Hot Wheels. hobbyDB has provided the opportunity to keep this project alive and well for many generations to come.
We at South Texas Diecast and hobbyDB have worked hard on putting together this information and features for all collectors. If you see something that needs improvement or tweaking, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and comments. The hobbyDB team is very attentive to improving the collector experience for everyone.