Mande Walschot from Halle probably has the largest doll collection around the region. Her collection counts more than 1300 'My Little Ponies' en 500 dolls. On Thursday the 26th of May she gave KrisKras a tour around her doll paradise.
Mande is 27 and works for Colruyt in Halle. In 2012 she began collecting dolls. She buys them from among others the Disney website. "I'm a big fan of Rapunzel. I love the long blonde hair. She went for €120 brand new, but after 5 minutes, all dolls are sold out and the value only rises. So most of the dolls, I have to buy for a few hundreds or thousands of Euros"
According to her, she has spent more than €100.000 on dolls. Her biggest collection, however, is the "My Little Pony"-Collection. It's on the 1st floor of her house. In 2009 Mande started collecting the colourful ponies. In the meanwhile, she has over 1.300 ponies. "It feels like a toy store. That's the feeling I want to create. If my dad would invite me for a visit to the toy store, I was overjoyed. Just entering into a toy store is a magical sensation. I still have that feeling so I still go to a toy store three times a week" smiles Mande.
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