Aug. 28, 2008
-- People often forget that celebrities are people too and so they need hobbies just like anyone else. Furthermore, stars do a great deal of traveling and most often add to their collections while touring and one of the most popular collectible amongst celebrities is toys and games. They exist in a wide variety all over the world so they make the perfect choice for a celebrity traveler.
The type of toy a celebrity collects depends on what interests them. Some collectors like Julie Benz ( Dexter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) are drawn to dolls because they are fans of a particular time period or style. Others like Robin Weigert, ( Deadwood and Lost ) like photographs because they portray celebrities and characters from television shows or movies. Some celebrities like Jacqueline McKenzie ( The 4400 ) enjoy collecting board games like Scrabble. Still others collect porcelain and even autographs.
While many collectors of toys and games aren't toy collectors at all, but collectors of celebrity memorabilia including movie and television-related toys. It is a fact that since the earliest days of Hollywood the collecting of celebrity memorabilia has been a growing past-time even among celebrities. The list of celebrities who collect vintage and antique dolls is pretty impressive: Demi Moore, Morgan Fairchild, Marie Osmond and Brittany Spears, Brittany Murphy, Courtny Love and even John Wayne.
Lots of stars know that vintage clothing and accessories can enhance a sense of personal style, or perhaps their stylists are responsible for all the vintage dresses showing up on red carpets. One way or another, certain stars are known to collect vintage clothing, purses and other accessories including Shania Twain, Lea Thompson, and Demi Moore.
New celebrities are now showing an interest in collecting and giving of celebrity memorabilia as gifts. Mostly memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood and of the first movie stars. Consequently, the number of specialty shops that sell celebrity memorabilia and autographs is increasing.
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About Big Fan Autographs and Collectibles is an online retailer of gifts, memorabilia, and collectibles. Specializing in porcelain dolls, old-time games and toys, and celebrity memorabilia. They have been trading and selling antiques and collectibles since 1989 and are members of The Society of American Archivists, The National Association of Collectors, Midwest Autograph Dealers Association, and the Organization of American Historians