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Clay: Meet the Man with a Disney Man Cave

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  Meet Clay Reece. Clay hails from Ohio and spends his days working at an electronic manufacturing plant, as well as spending time with his family. What most people don’t know about Reece, is that he has the mother of all home theaters in his house – what he calls his “ManCLAYve”.       The ManClayve is inspired by Clay’s favorite films – Pirates of the Carribbean and The Nightmare Before Christmas.     More like a museum than a home theatre, the ManClayve started coming together around five years ago when Clay purchased his first piece.    ...

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Why is Disney so Popular Among Adults?

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. It has been over two years since we here at Hourloop established this blog for our readers. In that time, we have been lucky enough to interview many passionate adult Disney collectors who are willing to showcase their collections to other fans. We have spoken with some incredible people, and seen some amazing Disney collections. With so many adult Disney fans to interview, I’ve been wondering – why is Disney so popular among adults? For me, it’s largely about nostalgia – I love Disney as an adult, because it was such a large part of my childhood. I enjoy...

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Lindsey Paterson's Beautifully Showcased Collection

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. This week we give you a sneak peak into an impressive collection - one that has been carefully cared for and exquisitely presented.  Meet Lindsey Paterson. She is a 40 year old woman living in Fife, Scotland, and her passion is her stunning collection of Disney and Jim Shore figurines.  . .   Like so many collectors, Lindsey grew up watching Disney and fell in love with the classic films. Favorites from the Disney classic vault include Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Pinocchio.    “My first Disney memory was watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when was I was five. I watched...

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The Girl Who Has EVERYTHING

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. Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who has everything? .  . Jim Shore collector and Disney fan Katie Mackintosh, has the largest collection that we have ever seen. Kat not only has a room that is dedicated to her Disney collection, but she has dedicated EVERY room. Kat’s entire home is steeped in Disney - from the bed she sleeps on, to the ornaments that decorate her living spaces, to her Christmas collection which comes out every holiday season. .  . Kat cites her...

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A Small, Special Collection

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   A collector at heart, Melissa Kraehenbuehl has surrounded herself, and her home, with the pieces she loves – Jim Shore and Disney. The 31-year-old market researcher fondly remembers her first Disney experience,   “I was three when I started watching The Little Mermaid. My parents had to buy it on VHS three times because I kept wearing it out. I watched it to the point I knew all the words! I loved the Little Mermaid because I loved the ocean. I went on to get my Bachelor of Science in Marine Science later in life. I was always...

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