Jumping right in, the first part of this collection is my VHS tapes. I was brought up with Disney, therefore, the majority of these are my own from my childhood though a couple are additions from recent years. Someone in my local area had been clearing their attic and was getting rid of a few titles that I didn't already own so I snapped them up. Not many people understand why I actively take on movies that I can't really watch anymore (what with having no VCR) and to be honest I have no answer to my collecting habits bar the fact I just want them haha.
I do aim to collect all of the animated classics as well as those live action classics that are sadly not available on DVD (*cough* Song of the South *cough*) but will not be paying much, if anything, for them if I can help it.
Next, DVDs. I was so overjoyed to finally complete my 53 animated classics collection last year, which was all done on a budget. Only around 5-10% of all movies I buy now are bought full price so although I could have maybe got them all a lot sooner if I wanted, it made finishing off that shelf extra exciting when it was done money consciously.
I've, surprisingly, had many questions regarding living life this way so perhaps I'll do a separate post on how to be a Disney fan without having a money tree :P
While I had the odd live-action/non-classic already, I only consciously started to build that part of my collection after completing the afor mentioned. I tend to like to do things in sections, it's actually kind of an obsessive type of deal...like how I check that I've locked things a million times.
Pixar movies have usually been added when taking advantage of the likes of HMV's '5 for £20' deals or as gifts and obviously there isn't a huge amount of those so the collection was pretty easy and cheap to complete. The last few that I needed were found in charity shops or bought 2nd hand via Amazon.
Of course, when there are well over 300 productions with more and more being released by the year, I don't expect this to be an overnight thing. To me, this is a hobby and the whole searching for my missing pieces is as much fun as organizing them by date they came out and watching them :)
Books make up the last and smallest part of my media collection. I had a lot more as a kid but who knew one day I'd become a hoarder of Disney memorabilia?! These are the handful I have and am not actively adding to this collection as of now. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't grab one if I saw it for super cheap!
So yeah, that's it folks! I hope it wasn't too boring to pass as a reasonable blog post and I'll look forward to looking back on this in a year or so and see how my collection has grown. I'd love to hear about your media collections so feel free to leave lots of links in the comments.
Oh, last but not least, I have a good non-Disney stash of DVDs and books too. Let me know if that would be something of interest to you and I'll whip up that post in a couple months.
[Since taking these photos I have new additions already, so maybe I'll do a part 2 in 6 months to a years time]