10th November 2006

Joanne is Little Miss World Record Holder

Big Softie: Joanne Black relaxes with her colossal collection of toys.


AN OBSESSIVE Mr Men collector has amassed an incredible 2,200 pieces of memorabilia and become Little Miss Record Breaker in the process.

    Joanne Black's collection of Mr Men and Little Miss products was yesterday recognised as the world's biggest by Guinness World Records.

    Ms Black, 26, has spent thousands of pounds on her love for the characters created by author Roger Hargreaves and now owns some of the rarest and most valuable products.




Ms Black of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, often stays up all night to ensure she lands what she wants on auction websites.

    She recently had to move to a bigger house to accommodate her 2,225 toy treasures - and even dresses her dog, Dolly, in Mr Men baby grows.

    Ms Black, whose favourite character is Mr Silly, said: "I dread to think how many thousands I've spent but its been worth every penny".