The Guinness World Records has declared Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, a 37-year-old adult lawyer, the owner of the world's largest Harry Potter memorabilia collection. His trove of Hogwarts treasures contains over 3,000 pieces of junk. Congrats.
According to the Associated Press, Vargas's collection "fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms." Let's appraise it.
Collectible busts of Professor McGonagall, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, and a rare Fenrir Greyback, all still in their original packaging? Check.
Stuffed owl and dragon toys? Check, check.
Harry Potter himself? Sure, there he is.
Vargas tells the AP he's spent the last 15 years adding to his collection. "My salary, my bonuses... it all ended up here," he says. It's all worth about 27 Galleons, at least.
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