About HMA

The Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA) is the trade association for manufacturers, importers, publishers, producers and suppliers of all model hobby products and related accessories. Our mission is to promote the public awareness of model hobbies, communicate with and for the members on matters of common interest with a united voice, and to promote trade shows and conventions. Annual dues are self assessing, based on the applicant’s annual gross sales.


HMA’s mission is to stimulate the growth of the model hobby industry and to offer unique benefits to members and affiliated companies, including providing industry statistics and legislative information when appropriate and necessary.


HMA’s objective is to promote the general interests of all persons engaged in the buying, distributing, manufacturing, or selling of model hobby merchandise. This includes, but is not limited to, model railroads, plastic/die cast models, and radio control hobbies. HMA provides an arena in which its members can achieve greater individual growth under a collective organization. To achieve this end, HMA will conceive, develop, and implement programs to foster the model hobby industry expansion and will pursue enhanced member benefits via economies of scale.

If you qualify, please download and complete a membership application. Your membership will help support our industry, and the benefits of membership will repay you dues many times over.

If you are a retailer with a store front hobby shop, you may wish to explore the programs and benefits of our partner, the National Retail Hobby Stores Association. Click on the button below to link to their Website for a list of programs offered and an application for membership.

If you qualify, please download and complete our membership application, click here.