Congrats: World's Largest PokÃ©mon Collection
Uh-oh, looks like there's a new PokÃ©mon girl in town! Move over, Belle Starenchak, Lisa Courtney's got you beat in the realm of PokÃ©mon related memorabilia (larger shot HERE). Congratulations, Lisa, you could have sent yourself to college.
The 21-year-old, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, has spent 13 years building up the collection which she said has swelled to more than 13,400 since it was counted by Guinness record-checkers last year and fills most of the house she shares with mother Sharon.
''To be in the new Gamer's Edition and to hold a world record for something you feel so passionate about is just an indescribable feeling,'' she said.
''My family have been incredibly supportive considering the collection takes up the whole house, including my mother's room!
''I've even named the room where my main collection resides Pokemon Centre Europe.''
We all strive for different things. Some people strive for greatness, but Lisa -- Lisa here strives for fifteen of the same stuffed animal. FOR THE LAST TIME, HAND OVER A SQUIRTLE!
Thanks to Age and Ben, who collect phone numbers. From ladies. And, ,sometimes, men pretending to be ladies.