Friday, 27 May 2016

My Disney Media Collection

As you can tell by the title (duh) this is my Disney media collection. Books, DVDs and VHS, and I wasn't sure whether I should put this collection together as a video or a blog post. The last time I shared a section of my Disney merchandise I filmed it - you can see my Disney Soft Toy Collection video here - but I have long since stopped making videos and at this moment in time don't think I'll have the confidence to sit down and do it again. Therefore, you have it in blog post form and I hope it'll do.


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]



16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! I wish I have this collection. I'm soooooooooo jelly! It's like heaven.

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  2. I dont even think I could pull out all my movies / videos / books / I mean, I have 2 bedrooms with nothing but Beauty & the Beast collectibles. Yep - I'm obsessed with you girl!! never grow up! Right? :)

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    1. Wow!! I have some catching up to do ;)

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  3. Love this! I with you on buying second hand though, it's so much more satisfying finally getting your hands on something!
    I need that Disney book (the newest white one) I just keep putting it off because of spending bans, holidays and mortgage saving *sucks the life out of you saving to buy a house lol*. Would love to see your other collections.

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    1. Yes! I pay less than a fifth of the original price and get to have fun searching for the all!
      Oh you really do need it. If you have any birthday/anniversary etc type of deals coming up, ask for it ;)

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  4. Wow, great collection =]

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  5. I LOVE your book collection, especially the look of that Disney Villain book, so cool and a post on how you budget while making room for these things would be brilliant as I often struggle to find extra money to indulge my geeky/fandom side so I'd definitely be interested! - Tasha

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    1. That Villain book was £2.50 from a charity shop and the original price in the cover is $45!! My Mam spotted it. Its pretty cool.
      I'll have to work on that post then :P

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  6. That's some serious collection and what better way to do it than on a budget, it all adds to the challenge.

    You know, I wonder if there's any of them books at my England home... or my Aunts mum might have some. I feel like I've seen them somewhere recently. I'll have to look next time I'm at home!

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    1. I have more since I put this altogether so it's already outdated, but compared to some people it's nothing haha.

      The Wonderful World of Reading ones? I've seen loads in charity shops recently - but I only get the old ones that have a matt cover which seem to be harder to find. Like some of them are shiny which are from the 90s onwards.

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  7. That's an amazing collection, I have been slowly collection Disney books. I bought the white spined Walt book the last time I was at WDW and I bought the Marty Sklar book (he is an imagineer) too. The one is really want is the vintage poster art of the parks. I saw it in the huge World of Disney shop at Downtown Disney (sorry should call it Disney Springs now) but I couldn't justify the cost which was forty something dollars.

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    1. Thanks! I have a huge wish list of books on Amazon but they're all so expensive. When a dvd is 50p and a book is £15...I go for the first haha.

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  8. Oh wow! What an amazing collection. I'm actually in awe. I don't really collect anything, not on this scale. The closest I can claim to come is collecting certain authors, and going to great lengths to own all of their books (one author I picked up 90% of her back catalogue in charity shops for pennies!) But nothing on this scale. Wow. I'm impressed! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Ah thanks Aimee. It's not that big compared to most but it's not quantity that counts. It's nice to collect the 'set' of an authors work isn't it? I have most of the Ian Rankin Inspector Rebus novels :)

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