Gaming has had its fair share of world records — be it in-game like the fastest time for completing a game with a speed run — or material, like having the largest collection of game memorabilia.
According to Guinness World Records, the current record holder for the largest collection of Final Fantasy memorabilia was set in 2017 in San Jose, California, with 3,782 items total. However, a challenger approaches — a Final Fantasy fan recently revealed that their collection of Final Fantasy memorabilia is nearing 4,000 items.
Reddit user Taline has spent the last 31 years collecting Final Fantasy memorabilia and considers it to be their “biggest hobby.” Now, their collection is nearing 4,000 items, and they intend to apply for the world record by the end of the year to see if they can beat the current record.
Almost 4000 Final Fantasy collectibles. My biggest hobby and I’ve been doing it for 31 years. Applying for Guinness World Record at the end of the year. Wish me luck! Current holder is 3700ish. Sorry can’t post all the pictures. Too many. I have been uploading to my social media. from FinalFantasy
Even with a large collection nearing 4,000 items, Taline emphasized that they are “picky,” so they don’t collect every single Final Fantasy collectible in existence. Actually, even with their massive collection, they’re still on the lookout for particular items that they’ve yet to collect, like a cold-cast statue of Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.
Taline did admit that they have favorites from their collection though — a lithograph of Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough and a signed art book featuring the art of Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.
Beating the current record for Final Fantasy memorabilia doesn’t seem like an impossible feat, though. Taline’s memorabilia count is almost 4,000, which already puts them ahead of the current record holder by over 200 items.
Good luck, Taline! Hopefully your 31-year-old Final Fantasy memorabilia collection bags a new world record!
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