Percival Lugue, a graphic artist from the Philippines, has been collecting toys from various fast food chains since he was five. Now at the age of 50, he holds the Guinness Record for the most fast food toys in the world, over 20,000 of them.
Lugue has held the record for the largest collection of fast food toys since 2014, when it numbered around 10,000 unique pieces. He has since been busy consolidating his record and now he has more than 20,000 toys. Like any kid, he always loved to play with the toys he got with his fast food meals, but he always looked after them so he could start his epic collection pretty early. Over the years, he has collected new items from various fast food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, and even the Philippines’ favorite brand, Jollibee, and compares the excitement of adding a new toy to his collection to experiencing Christmas morning as a kid.
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“The toy is like a storyteller in itself,” Percival Lugue told Reuters. “For example, it gives me a glimpse into that particular time when I got it, the story of what’s going on, what the incidents that are associated with the acquisition are.”
The graphic artist, who built his three-story house in Apalit, Pampanga Province, to store his collection, dreams of one day displaying the toys to the public or even opening a small museum and giving people a chance “their own Rethinking childhood memories ”.
Although most of the 20,000 toys in Percival’s collection come from personal purchases, he admits he received help from friends and family. Sometimes he “led” her to help him out by taking her to lunch at a fast food restaurant and managed to complete a variety of toys in one sitting.
I think it’s safe to say that after doubling his collection in just seven years, Percival Lugue doesn’t have to worry about someone else breaking their record anytime soon.
For more impressive collections, check out the world’s largest collection of plastic groceries or the world’s largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia.