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Teen Holds Guinness World Record For Largest Collection of Muppet Memorabilia

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Pig's Laundry, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, I remember last year I did see an article about this lady who has the largest collection of Big Bird items, specifically.
     
  2. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah!!! I remember that!
     
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Who wants to bet that @Oscarfan would be a serious contender for that record?
     
  4. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Lol, that's very possible.

    I might need to dig up my old stuff and see what I still have - not to brag, but I had a huge Sesame Street collection when I was 2-3 years old.
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I had been wondering if this was just The Muppets merchandise or all aspects of the work of Jim Henson/The Jim Henson Company. Though looking at those photos now, I don't see any Sesame Street/Fraggle Rock/etc. merchandise (I thought I'd seen something before).
     
  6. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this person's collection is just probably exclusive to the Muppets franchise, but it would be astounding to see one that has other franchises mixed in like Sesame and FR.
     
  7. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    What does one do with 1800 pieces of Muppet merch? Look at it 24/7?

    At least with records you can listen to them....
     
  8. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Preach, brotha, preach!
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Valid point.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This is kind of another reason why I stopped being a crazy collector that I was when I was younger. It was especially tiresome when we'd move all the time and I'd have to pack up my collections, unpack them, rearrange them, pack them up again, unpack them again, rearrange them again, etc.

    Unfortunately, my mom's trying to get me back into that phase again: for the past two or three Christmases, she keeps getting me collectibles that I really don't want - I've gotten to a point where I've had to install shelves in my room just so I'll have somewhere to put them. I mean yeah, some of them are nice to look at, but what do I do with them? I just dust them each week, and that's about it.

    I remember when I was a kid, I wished my favorite Cartoon Network shows had more merchandise because I wanted to fill my room with them: Courage, the Eds, it didn't matter, I just wanted more - it was part of being a fanboy. Now, as an adult, I feel "meh" about the whole thing, and kind of have that Oscarfan I don't care either way mentality about it all.
     
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  11. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    That woman loves you, man. There are so many mothers who wouldn’t care about doing this at all. In fact, they’d be strongly against it. Treasure her.
     
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  12. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    As a collector myself, I usually get things I like. I prefer to quality over quantity. For example, I don’t really buy a ceramic pieces because while they’re in good quality I have no use for them.

    Also I have to think about other expenses like going to movies, food, clothing, and emergency situations. Now, occasionally I will splurge and buy something, like recently I bought the gund Count plush to add in my collection.
     
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  13. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Omg, this is so me hahaha; I still enjoy collectibles, but I'm kind of a bare bones guy. I kind of always been, but the Christmas thing happened to me last Christmas. :D
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Tbh, I just want a few Muppet plushes to decorate my bed, and to never run out of DVDs to watch.
     
  15. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I agree, I’m not really into buying collectibles and the like. If someone gives it to me as a gift, I’ll of course love it, but I would never go out of my way to buy them. I prefer the actual media (DVDs, books, CDs, etc.) ;)
     
  16. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I’m trying to ease down but there is stuff I would like to have in my collection
     
  17. MrMuppet93

    MrMuppet93 Active Member

    20 bucks says there's nothing that was made during the Jim Henson era. (except the content on the DVDs and such)
     
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  18. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    what do you mean?
     
  19. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    somehow i kind of doubt that.
     
  20. MrMuppet93

    MrMuppet93 Active Member

    Any piece of merchandise from when Jim Henson was around before his death on May 16, 1990.

    A Muppet Babies toy produced in 1986? Check. A poster bought from 1989?. Ok. Some Great Muppet Caper collectible glasses (if there were any) to tie-in with the movie? WOW

    And I BARELY scratched the surface of Muppet merchandise from the Jim Henson era. There was billions more, even if it's just Muppet Show Muppets.

    The only exception is for the non-collectible stuff like DVDs/videos, etc .that have Jim performing his characters.


    But, who for me to say. I've built a Peanuts collection since the mid-late 2000s and the only piece of Peanuts merchandise I've owned that I kept that was from the Sparky (Charles Schulz) era is a 1998/1999 VHS (its a 1994 reprint I believe) of It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018


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