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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Over 18,000 consumers enjoy iHobby Expo’s first visit to New Jersey!

iHobby Expo, the nation’s largest trade and consumer show for the model hobby industry, visited New Jersey for the very first time. On March 12-13, 2016 18,651 people visited the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, NJ to see iHobby Expo. The crowd packed the expo center despite the unseasonably nice weather.

The show featured 140 booths and 60 of the hobby industries leading companies. In addition the show included operating model railroads, slot cars tracks, and RC racing and flying. The general public had an opportunity to see the latest in hobby products and the new technologies that are making hobbies more exciting than ever before.

On Friday March 11th, the show was open exclusively to members of the trade. Over 600 members of the hobby industry from all over the world attended the show. Of particular note were the more than 100 people from various hobby retail organizations that attended iHobby Expo for the very first time.

iHobby Expo is owned and sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturers Association, a non profit trade organization promoting the model and hobby industry. The show is the annual meeting of the organization. The 2016 show was managed by CIA Inc., an Illinois based company. The Hobby Manufacturers Association will be announcing the next show’s date and location in the near future.



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