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Meet the Nintendo fan who has 8,030 pieces of gaming memorabilia

Brett Martin started his collection in 1989 with a Mario figure

We've been sent some pretty impressive Nintendo collections on ONM but we've never seen anything like Brett Martin's room of gaming memorabilia.

Martin, 31 from Colorado, has amassed an astonishing 8,030 pieces of gaming memorabilia since he started his collection in 1989 with a Mario figure. Thanks to eBay, he now has many more Mario figures and the plumber has been joined by characters such as Kirby, Donkey Kong and Link.

Indeed he has so many figures and toys, he has made an appearance in the Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer's Edition (released today) as the man with the largest collection of Videogame memorabilia in the world. Apparently his kids love his collection but his wife isn't so keen.

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Wow! We thought ONM contributor Chris Scullion had a lot of Nintendo tat!

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  1. Commandervideo Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 15:28

    He makes a mighty fine Link.

  2. Starman64O Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 15:28

    but his wife isn't so keen.

    I can see why. But I suppose it is an awesome collection nevertheless

  3. Samster296 Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 15:37

    He has too much time on his hands. But he has a great collection.

  4. ledreppe Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 15:49

    I dread to think how much it all cost, especially if he was buying off eBay a lot!

  5. KH81314 Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 16:10

    So much win in this picture.

  6. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 16:29

    Favourite item in that picture? His trousers. Marvelous.

  7. ThePokekid78 Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 17:24

    ...Think it's about time you got a job, mate

  8. JaySuthEFC Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 17:50

    I love nintendo don't get me wrong, but that is a bit over the top

  9. Mr Roboto Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 19:21

    I love nintendo don't get me wrong, but that is a bit over the top


    If it makes him happy whats the harm?

  10. Dalekbuster523 Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 20:02

    Seriously? How's that guy managed to afford all that?

  11. Cribster Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 20:03

    I spy a spyro..

    trying to pass it off as 8,030, ridiculous.

  12. 123akis Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 20:24

    wow hes even got a guiness world record

  13. Haru Waji Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 21:08

    ...Think it's about time you got a job, mate

    Right, because he magically brought all that with no money.

    Still think this is insanely brilliant tho. Some items here might not be even remembered in years to come, so he kinda has his own little museum which is cool.

  14. ThePokekid78 Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 22:10

    ...Think it's about time you got a job, mate

    Right, because he magically brought all that with no money.

    Still think this is insanely brilliant tho. Some items here might not be even remembered in years to come, so he kinda has his own little museum which is cool.


    He didn't 'bring' anything. He may have magically bought it with no money.

    But I imagine he tried to find money by running round outside with that sword and slashing away at grass/throwing rocks for hours :P

  15. vix_chan Thursday 10th Jan 2013 at 22:12

    This photo would make a great game of Where's Wally!

  16. KairiZero Friday 11th Jan 2013 at 13:05

    I spy a spyro..

    trying to pass it off as 8,030, ridiculous.

    It does mention he has the largest "gaming" not "Nintendo" collection in the world, but its obvious he clearly loves his Nintendo more than anything else!

  17. jaykthepikachu Saturday 12th Jan 2013 at 21:28

    Seriously? How's that guy managed to afford all that?


    I really don't know BUT i do know it has cost him a LOT of Money and Time

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