Sunday, September 20, 2009
Largest collection of trolls-world record set
by Sophie Marie Cross
WALLINGFORD, UK -- Sophie Marie Cross, 13, has
570 different trolls dolls, which she has been collecting
since 2003-setting the world record for the Largest
collection of trolls.
Sophie Marie’s collection contains
trolls ranging from a few centimetres in height to one which
is two feet tall. She also has trolls that have eyes which
light up, and one riding a skateboard.
She said: “I think they’re quite cute. They’ve
got a reputation as being ugly, but I quite like their faces.
I’ve even got ones with light-up eyes.”
She caught the collecting bug when her
brother Matthew got a small troll of his own.
Her collection comes in all shapes and
sizes, varying from a two foot tall specimen to a two centimetre
model. Some also come in the form of necklaces, rings and
Collecting is a hobby that has become a
tradition in the family. Her father collects lawnmowers and
her granddad barn engines.
"Sophie's just done it for the sheer fun" explains
her father, David. "If she's got five pence in her purse to
buy a troll she might. We don't put a value to them. "We do
collect a lot of things as a family. Sophie's carrying on
the tradition... it's a genetic thing!"
"I'm not going to stop collecting!" Sophie
admits, and she's recently added Doctor Who comics and toys
to her collecting hobby.
She said: “There are still dolls on the Internet
that I want to collect and I don’t have all of them yet. I’ve
also begun to collect Dr Who magazines and Beanie Babies.”
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September 20, 2009