Hobbies that even big boys can enjoy


goo Ranking coducted a survey into what hobbies guys got even more into since becoming adults.

I am not actually much of a hobby person, so I cannot quite relate to this survey. I occasionally wish I had continued my table-top RPGing; I did a little in university, but it didn’t stick, and a lot of the things on this list I have absolutely zero interest in.

Here’s a full-sized reproduction of a car from the most popular Japanese brand of slot cars:

TAMIYA Mini 4WD AERO AVANTE - Full scale.

Research results

Q: What hobbies have you got even more into since becoming an adult? (Sample size=250, male)

Rank Votes
1Slot car racing29
2Figurine collecting26
4Plastic scale model (Airfix, etc)21
5Trading card games20
6=Doujinshi (fan-made comics)18
8Board games16
9=Airguns, airsoft14
12=Guitar, other stringed instruments10
12=Doll houses10
15=Plarail (kid-sized train sets)9
15=Radio controlled cars, aircraft, etc9
17=Jigsaw puzzles8
17=Die-cast model cars8
19=Kendama (traditional cup-and-ball game)6
19=Percussion instruments6
21=Kiri-e, Japanese art of papercutting5
21=Wind instruments5
21=Keyboard, piano, etc5
25=Wire puzzles4
25=Table-top RPGs4
28=Wood, etc carving3
28=Ham radio3


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 28th of June and the 1st of July 2016 250 male members aged between 20 and 39 of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire.

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