News-Antique.com - Mar 30,2009 - Its 10,000th item was one of the 40 variants of the 1968 Hot Wheels Custom Camaro, the US-made / Antifreeze / Black Roof / Common Base variant, to be exact!
In addition, 100 volunteers and companies have so far promised to add 105,000 further items to the catalogue.
ToyPedia, which is now the largest toy catalogue on the internet, is attempting to catalogue every toy and model ever produced, in every variant. The Toy Collector team believe that over 100 million items have been produced which will qualify for entry and, of course, for as long as toy production continues that number will continue to grow.
To cope with the high projected number of entries, ToyPedia has a unique search system, allowing users to filter and view content by any criteria they choose. For example, a user will be able to view content by manufacturer (e.g. Dinky Toys or Steiff), subject (e.g. Circus Toys or Napoleonic Figures) or type of model (e.g. models of Ferrari cars from any toy manufacturer). ToyPedia operates as a wiki, contributed to by the whole Toy Collector Community including individual collectors from around the world, specialist auction houses, manufacturers and retailers.
As such, ToyPedia differs from a paper-based reference source in several ways:
1. It will have entries for very unusual or rare toys that would not be covered elsewhere.
2. As entries are being constantly updated, they’ll become more comprehensive over time.
3. It will be continually updated far faster than a paper-based reference source.
4. Users can create their own reference guides from it, focusing on whatever items interest them.
Among the leading manufacturers, toy auctioneers and retailers already onboard with the project are Corgi, Jada Toys, Herpa, Schuco, Bonhams and Christies...