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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Barbie doll collection reaches 'crazy obsession'
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The white exterior and spartan grey staircase of Jian Yang's tidy rowhouse give no hint of the shock that lies within — a pink living room floor and his collection of more than 6000 Barbie dolls.

The 33-year-old Singaporean favours minimalist decor but the Barbies and 3000 dolls of other kinds dominate three sides of the main room and spill over to fill nine mirrored cabinets in his dressing room and the shelves of his study.

"Incongruous is kind of me," Yang told Reuters. "When you meet me outside of this, I'm not that kind of guy. I'm not what you expect from a guy that collects dolls."

Yang has a professional interest in toys and consumer trends as director of strategy at Omicom Media Group. But his Barbie collection began at age 13 when he bought the "Great Shape" model in a turquoise Spandex gym outfit and striped leg warmers.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/91175 ... -obsession

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I like the way he has them displayed. Must be a pain to dust them, though.




Edit - The article mentioned that the cabinets have glass.

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I made friends with a local Singapore family (Ethnic Chinese) when I was there last... they were BIG on collecting stuff and had cabinets in their living room to display them..... at least the size that that guy has... but not all Barbie dolls.. Ornaments and trinkets... i'll see if I can find some photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:48 am 
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Found some pics

One of several cabinets of stuff

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Also had a LOT of Tiger Beer souvenirs..... there was a bit of a local pass-time when drinking in the evening... to use the foil from the neck of Tiger Beer bottles to make a little foil ball.

After many nights I had one about the size of a golf ball, like this example......
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But my friend had one MUCH bigger.......

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I can't imagine how much beer he had to drink to make that ball and stand. :94

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