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19th Nov '16 11:33:08 PM Doryna
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* This is common among players of Bethesda [=RPGs=]. It's not uncommon to see people with entire rooms dedicated to monster skulls, or empty/rare soda bottles.
** An in-game example in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' add-on Old World Blues with Muggy, a robot that was programmed to collect coffee mugs. He hates it.

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* This is common among players of Bethesda [=RPGs=]. It's not uncommon to see people with entire rooms dedicated to monster skulls, plungers, or empty/rare soda bottles.
** An in-game A stand-out example is ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Sierra Petrovita, a woman who has the largest collection of Nuka-Cola memorabilia found anywhere post-apocalypse. She'll even give you tour of her "museum."
** Deconstructed
in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' add-on Old World Blues with Muggy, a robot that was programmed to collect coffee mugs. He hates it.
11th Oct '16 6:26:58 AM WillBGood
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* A ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode has Klinger decking the company clerk office out in various "treasures" sent from his family in Toledo, to this effect.

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* A ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode has Klinger decking the company clerk office out in various "treasures" sent from his family in Toledo, to this effect.
10th Aug '16 12:24:56 PM Willbyr
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* Annie Wilkes from Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' has a collection like this, and she knows ''exactly'' how they're placed.
** See also Nettie Cobb and her carnival glass in ''Literature/NeedfulThings''. She tolerated her husband's abuse for many years, but when he smashed one of her pieces she took his life.
** Also, "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away", a short story in ''Literature/EverythingsEventual'' about a traveling salesman who collects graffiti.
** Also, [[MyBelovedSmother Kirstie Carver]] in ''Literature/TheRegulators'' collects Hummel figurines. Her goal in life is to design one that looks like her SpoiledBrat son.

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* Creator/StephenKing:
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Annie Wilkes from Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' has a collection like this, and she knows ''exactly'' how they're placed.
** See also Nettie Cobb and her carnival glass in ''Literature/NeedfulThings''. She tolerated her husband's abuse for many years, but when he smashed one of her pieces she took his life.
** Also, "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away", a short story in ''Literature/EverythingsEventual'' about a traveling salesman who collects graffiti.
** Also, [[MyBelovedSmother Kirstie Carver]] in ''Literature/TheRegulators'' collects Hummel figurines. Her goal in life is to design one that looks like her SpoiledBrat son.
10th Aug '16 12:24:08 PM Willbyr
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--> '''Jack''' We never had any cookie jars in my home, because my mother never baked any cookies, 'cause she never felt we deserved any cookies, so obviously it has nothing to do with my childhood
--> '''Liz:''' But that cookie jar says "mom" on it.\\

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--> '''Jack''' We never had any cookie jars in my home, because my mother never baked any cookies, 'cause she never felt we deserved any cookies, so obviously it has nothing to do with my childhood
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childhood\\
'''Liz:''' But that cookie jar says "mom" on it.\\
10th Aug '16 12:23:49 PM Willbyr
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--> '''Liz:''' But that cookie jar says "mom" on it.
--> '''Jack''' I don't think so; I always viewed it as an upside down "wow"



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--> '''Liz:''' But that cookie jar says "mom" on it.
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'''Jack''' I don't think so; I always viewed it as an upside down "wow"


"wow"



* In the video for the {{Vocaloid}} song "Fear Garden," [[Characters/{{Vocaloid}} Rin Kagamine]] collects people's hands (that she has severed from her living friends/family/fellow Vocaloids) and puts them in a garden as flowers.
* Another {{Vocaloid}} example: "Heartbeat Clocktower," "Girl of the Miniature Garden," and "Judgement of Corruption" all feature the character [[HangingJudge Gallerian Marlon]] (KAITO), also known as The Collector, who... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin collects things]]. Specifically, his greatest pride was a doll that was part of his collection [[spoiler: which he believed to be hisdeceased daughter.]]

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* Music/{{Vocaloid}}:
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In the video for the {{Vocaloid}} song "Fear Garden," [[Characters/{{Vocaloid}} Rin Kagamine]] collects people's hands (that she has severed from her living friends/family/fellow Vocaloids) and puts them in a garden as flowers.
* Another {{Vocaloid}} example: "Heartbeat Clocktower," "Girl of the Miniature Garden," and "Judgement of Corruption" all feature the character [[HangingJudge Gallerian Marlon]] (KAITO), also known as The Collector, who... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin collects things]]. Specifically, his greatest pride was a doll that was part of his collection [[spoiler: which he believed to be hisdeceased daughter.]]
16th Jul '16 8:17:15 PM Cranberries
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': Florence Papermouth, one of Moralton's citizens owns a zebra collection. In her loneliness as a divorced wife and single mother and hopelessly in love with Reverend Putty, Florence clings to these figurines as her prized possessions.
4th Jul '16 6:25:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Charlotte [=McLeod's=] novel ''ExitTheMilkman'', one of the characters has a huge collection of porcelain.

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* In Charlotte [=McLeod's=] novel ''ExitTheMilkman'', ''Literature/ExitTheMilkman'', one of the characters has a huge collection of porcelain.
4th Jul '16 6:25:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).

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[[folder:Film]]
* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).
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* In the film ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.


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* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).
* In the film ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.
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4th Jul '16 6:24:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creepy... semi-subversion, maybe, in ''TransformersAnimated''. Lockdown has a collection of all sorts of trophies. However, he is not extremely old [[note]] he doesn't look/act it, at least - being a Transformer, he's probably a couple million years old[[/note]], and the "trophies" are various mods (read: body parts) he's ripped off of his bounties.
* ''TheTick'' - a supervillain named Pig Leg, a man with a fully formed, sentient pig for a leg, had a collection of pig figurines - he sheepishly explained that he told a friend in passing that he liked pigs, so his friend bought him a little pig figure, then someone else saw it and bought him another; it sort of just happened.

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* Creepy... semi-subversion, maybe, in ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Lockdown has a collection of all sorts of trophies. However, he is not extremely old [[note]] he doesn't look/act it, at least - being a Transformer, he's probably a couple million years old[[/note]], and the "trophies" are various mods (read: body parts) he's ripped off of his bounties.
* ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' - a supervillain named Pig Leg, a man with a fully formed, sentient pig for a leg, had a collection of pig figurines - he sheepishly explained that he told a friend in passing that he liked pigs, so his friend bought him a little pig figure, then someone else saw it and bought him another; it sort of just happened.
11th Jun '16 12:58:30 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' it is revealed that Arwin's mother collects owls.

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* In an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' it is revealed that Arwin's mother collects owls.



* PawnStars: Played straight, as occasionally someone will bring in an assortment of things that an older relative collected. Said relative has now passed on, and the family is looking to sell the collection. The problem is that such collections are rarely actually ''worth'' anything...

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* PawnStars: ''Series/PawnStars'': Played straight, as occasionally someone will bring in an assortment of things that an older relative collected. Said relative has now passed on, and the family is looking to sell the collection. The problem is that such collections are rarely actually ''worth'' anything...



* One episode of Series/ThirtyRock deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:

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* One episode of Series/ThirtyRock ''Series/ThirtyRock'' deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton collection "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:
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