BrotherBeatrice Salt’s collection of Pony, 27 years old, in Birmingham has reached nearly 600 dishes, costing 27,000 USD and “covers” 75% of the office area.
“I call it the ‘pony room’,” Beatrice said of the toy collection that the character in My Little Pony, a popular television program for children produced by America in the 1980s. The most expensive item costs 400 USD.
Beatrice first learned about ponies in 1996. Growing up, she began to enjoy collecting to forget the sadness of being bullied at school. “Collect toys is like therapy,” said the girl. “I didn’t tell anyone about my collection but now I know it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
The downside of having a huge collection is leading to bad spending decisions. Instead of paying school fees and buying a house, Beatrice spent all of her money on toys.
“I know there are things to prioritize. But the only thing that makes me happier is a pony toy,” explains Beatrice. “I understand the importance of saving, but that doesn’t mean putting my happiness in the end.”
Fortunately for Beatrice, her boyfriend Tijay doesn’t mind when his girlfriend “spends her fortune” on buying toys. “He also often buys me gifts related to horses,” revealed Beatrice.
In addition to toys, Beatrice collects every other product related to My Little Pony like shampoo bottles, plastic cups, bags and accessories. Currently, she still buys about 3-4 items per month and establishes networks to help people with similar interests find special items.
“My dream is to own all the related items My Little Pony. It would be great if I could one day open my pony museum, “said Beatrice.
Thu Nguyet (According to the New York Post)