Since this is the 50th edition of the weekly "Fun Fact of the Week" posts, I wanted to try to do something special. So, I looked into this a little bit, and found the person who currently holds the world record for largest Scooby-Doo collection.
Becky Findlay (pictured above), from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, currently holds the world record for the largest Scooby-Doo collection with 1136 items. She keeps all of her Scooby merchandise in a 135 sq. ft room (and it just barely fits!). This collection certainly wasn't cheap either, Findlay says she had spent over $20,000 of Scooby merchandise as of 2014. Findlay has been collecting for 17 years, and is still going strong.
The first thing she bought wouldn't have been what you would expect. Findlay says her very first item in the collection was an $8 gumball machine. Findlay immediately snatched the gumball machine up when she saw it, as she said that finding Scooby related was rare in her area. Becky explained her reaction when she first saw it as "I was like, 'Oh my God, Scooby-Doo! You never see anything Scooby-Doo!'"
Findlay says she loves her whole collection, but her favorite thing is a Scooby-Doo oil painting her sister made for her. Although, the $110 Scooby-Doo porcelain doll she won off of eBay (after a very long bidding war) was a close second.
When the Guinness Book of World Records told her she had to count her whole collection if she wanted to be in the book, Findlay took 5 hours and counted the whole thing. Findlay is in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records for her massive collection.
~ WildwindVampire ~