Exciting New Features and More Arriving Soon to the hobbyDB / Pop Price Guide App

This article originally ran on PPG’s partner site hobbyDB, the home for everything you collect from Funko and beyond!

Open. Click. Point.

Then enjoy the hobbyDB and Pop Price Guide experience.

With more than 220,000 downloads by now, members have discovered just how easy it is to use the Pop Price Guide / hobbyDB App, that is including 17,000 new downloads (and thus a new record) in January alone.

Check out the Most-Scanned items from the month of January!

About the PPG App

The App’s barcode scanning technology allows for a range of possibilities so you can maximize your time and collection.

Have a lot of items to add to your collection but are dreading having to look each one up in the guide? Simply scan the item’s UPC code to easily add it to your collection or to customize your lists, etc.

The App is also a great tool for performing in-store research with the ability to easily check estimated values, wish lists and more. All conveniently right there in your hand.

Physical Collection Management

Our new Collectible ID allows you to add your own personal barcode to any items that exclusively belong to you, regardless of whether it has a UPC or not.

Simply use our new Collectible ID to print out a label and attach it to your item.  Then just scan that label to pull up your item, for example, to make an edit.

An example of where to find Collectible ID

Pop Price Guide and hobbyDB with its Showcase and now this feature is becoming more and more like a personal and free museum software – an ideal tool for collectors who are meticulous when it comes to documenting their cars, coins, corkscrews or whatever they collect.


An example of Collectible ID barcodes for Hot Wheels

Sellers will also find the Collectible ID useful as a means to easily manage listings and more.

More to Come!

But we’re not done there. We’re always looking to improve and upgrade the App.

The App now offers the capability of selling entire collections, lots and lists. Follow the link to read more about our Collection Selling feature.

Some of the features we’re hoping to add in the near future include –

  • Image Matching Software to make finding that specific item via the App even easier. All you’ll have to do is photograph an item and the App will match it to the hobbyDB and Pop Price Guide databases.
  • An innovative new technology for both online and brick-and-mortar stores that will allow you to read about the item and checkout via the App, plus lots more.
  • The ability to scan Storage Locations like bins to add an item to the Storage Location or do an inventory

So stay tuned! There’s more to come!

Where to Find!

Ready to start scanning? Look for the Pop Price Guide App wherever you shop for your Apps. Click below to download the Android and iOS versions.

You Can Help!

The PPG App relies in large part on the efforts of our Volunteer Squad. And you can help as a member.

Our Squad members add and edit items, price points and UPC codes, the lifeblood of the PPG App. They also curate their favorite subjects to keep them accurate and up-to-date.

As a Squad member, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming features and more, while joining the conversation via our private Facebook forums.

You’ll also earn exclusive badges to proudly display on your PPG Showcase.

If interested, message us at support@hobbydb.com and we’ll get you started.

One thought on “Exciting New Features and More Arriving Soon to the hobbyDB / Pop Price Guide App

  1. Have you thought of implementing scripting that can crawl ebay/whatnot etc… to get up to date pricing for items? I imagine it wouldn’t be too terribly difficult and would be a huge plus to collectors. I have heard “PPG is accurate, until it isn’t” more than once.

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