Welcome to the official web site of the HMA! The Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA) was created in 2005 through the unification of three associations within the hobby industry: International Model Hobby Manufacturers Association, Model Railroad Industry Association, and Radio Control Hobby Trade Association. Our members consist of manufacturers from across the hobby industry – General Hobby, Model Railroad, Plastic & Die Cast and Radio Control.


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iHobby Expo, the Hobby Manufacturers show is coming to Edison, NJ on March 11-13

The Hobby Manufacturers Show also known as iHobby Expo will be held March 11-13, 2016 at the New Jersey Expo Center just outside New York City in Edison, New Jersey. This is the nation’s largest trade and consumer show for the model hobby industry. The show features, model railroading, RC controlled models, Plastic and Die cast models, and general hobby products. Over 50 of the industry’s leading companies are exhibiting at the show.

The show will be open to over 20,000 consumers on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Adult admission is $12 at the door and children under 12 are free. In addition the show offers special hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday reserved exclusively for registered members of the trade. Every member of the trade, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and publishers are invited to attend free of charge by registering in advance at WWW.HMAshow.com.

The New Jersey Expo Center is easily reachable from virtually anywhere in the Northeast near the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The expo center offers over 2,000 free parking spaces. Convention rates have been established with 4 different hotels including Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott and Quality Inn with rates starting at only $75 per night.

The Hobby Manufactures Association (HMA) has made the decision to move the show each year, so our retailer partners who have been unable to travel to Chicago can attend the show when it travels near them. In addition to seeing the latest products and building relationships with manufactures and distributors on the show floor, the HMA is offering a variety of seminars to help retailers understand industry trends and improve the profitability of their store. By moving each year the show will reach a new group of consumers who will see the latest and greatest products the industry has to offer. Consumer will also enjoy the various attractions including the make and take area, where interested attendees can build and take home a model for free!

Exhibitor and trade registration is currently open on our website WWW.HMAshow.com. Tickets for consumers will go on sale starting 2/15/2016 at WWW.HMAShow.com and will feature a 25% discount for purchasing on line. Please visit WWW.HMAshow.com for complete information about the show.



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Questions? Contact Heather Stoltzfus – heather.stoltzfus@hmahobby.org