The idea of MegaHobby.com was first conceived in December
1999. We decided to create a site that was dedicated to our childhood
passion, model building. We understand the positive effects that modeling
has on people's lives and want to share that with others. Our hope at
MegaHobby is to continue to support the hobby industry by providing others
worldwide with any hobby product they need.
MegaHobby.com makes it easy for everyone to shop online and find
everything they need in one convenient place. We are busy enhancing
and updating the site on a daily basis to keep it fresh and interesting for
every visitor that stops by. You will find a wide variety of
models and many different skill levels to accommodate all builders. Visit
the site often to see the many different items we offer.
MegaHobby.com also stocks a wide variety of Paints, Supplies,
Detailing Sets and Books to satisfy every customer's needs. There are also many
Educational and Historical Items that are perfect for Science and School
Projects. We have also expanded our product line to include more great hobby
related items, such as puzzles, paint by number sets, science kits, and more!
Due to the high demand of many of the items we offer,
MegaHobby.com has expanded it's sales channels to include Amazon.com and
Ebay.com (Seller ID: plasticmodelkits). You will also find our products on a
variety of shopping channels. But remember, you will always save the most money when
you buy directly from MegaHobby.com!
We have made navigation of the site simple and our shopping
cart is secure, fast and dependable. We strive to provide you with a safe
& rewarding online shopping experience.
In 2013, MegaHobby relocated to Runnemede, NJ, to a 10,000-square
foot warehouse -- enough space to stock even more products for our customers.
MegaHobby.com has been serving customers in the online retail
business for over 15 years. Our Company is a result of hard work, determination
and passion and we hope that you will enjoy our site just as much as we do!
About the owners:
The Bass family began in the hobby industry in 1955 when Felix
Bass, an avid stamp collector, decided to travel among local hobby shops to
sell his surplus stamps. In doing so, he saw the variety of other hobby goods
stocked by the shops he visited, and decided there was an opportunity to sell
the stores those products, too. He and his wife, Inge, cleared space in the
basement and main floor of their modest Southern New Jersey home and began to
buy model kits, paints and other goods to sell along with his stamps. They
worked tirelessly for long hours until they outgrew their space, and
subsequently moved to a new home which conveniently came with a large detached
garage and storage area. Year after year, the business expanded and became the
premier hobby distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Years later in 1982, he left Bass and Co. to partner with his
wife, Inge, and his son Michael, to open Stevens International, destined to
become one of the largest hobby distributors in the country. Felix continued to
work until he passed in 2008 at the age of 81, at which point Stevens was
nationally known as one of the premier suppliers for hobby shops across the USA
and internationally. Four years later, son Alan joined Michael as the third
generation of Bass family in the hobby industry. Alan subsequently became the
owner of MegaHobby.com in 2013.
Through three generations, the Bass family has passed down a
tradition of caring, ethics, and most importantly, treating every employee and customer like a member of the family. Customer service and loyalty to those who support
us has always been at the top of our pyramid. But most importantly, a love of
what we do and an appreciation of the passion our customers have for their
hobbies is what keeps us going every day. Thank you for being a part of our expanded