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Collections: how to avoid a hobby becoming a problem

Alex Westthorp Jul 29, 2016

A few tips on what to do if your geek merchandise and DVD/Blu-ray collections run the risk of getting out of hand...

How do you cope when your prized memorabilia turns from a healthy collection of a few hundred items into an obsession of Guinness Book of Records proportions? With Star Wars and Doctor Who collections now making said Guinness Book of Records, by nature of their perceived uniqueness and sheer range, we look at what constitutes a collection which is of some merit, as opposed to just a few hundred things many people may have. And how do you spot when that innocent set of artefacts has outgrown its purpose and threatens to overtake your home and your life?

So, you've grown up with a TV series or film franchise and for many years you've collected the related merchandise. Not that you've needed much encouragement,

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