Ellenbrook’s Shauni Williams stockpiling largest collection of Scooby Doo memorabilia


Shauni Williams with her extensive collection of Scooby Doo toys and memorabilia. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d454673
Shauni Williams with her extensive collection of Scooby Doo toys and memorabilia. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d454673

ELLENBROOK resident Shauni Williams (21) is on the verge of making Perth world famous.

Not for its beaches or for being the most isolated capital city, but for being home to the largest Scooby Doo collection on the globe.

“I have just more than 2500 Scooby Doo toys and memorabilia,” Ms Williams said.

“I believe no one in the world has more than that.”

Ms Williams, who estimates she had spent thousands of dollars over the years, said her love of the cartoon dog started more than a decade ago.

“The first thing I collected was vintage videos from (when the show was first produced in) 1969,” she said.

“Mum had some old videos from when she was a teenager, so I watched the videos and loved him from there.”

A Canadian woman who has 1116 pieces of memorabilia holds the Guinness World Record.

“She has held the record since November 2014, but her memorabilia is all out of boxes, so every individual piece has been included,” Ms Williams said.

“A lot of mine is still in its packaging, so if I took it out there would be much more.”

After writing to the Guinness World Records organisation in the UK, Ms Williams was sent back a spreadsheet where she had to detail every item she owned.

“I have Scooby Doo Monopoly, Cluedo and Chess,” she said.

“I also own three Scooby Doo bowling balls, which cost me a fortune to get shipped to Australia from the US.

“I even have some Scooby Doo Barbie dolls as well.”

But to make her title official, the bank officer needs help from the community.

“What I’m trying to find is two independent professionals who can count piece by piece through my memorabilia while being recorded,” she said.

“They can be accountants, police officers, doctors; there are many professions that qualify. I just need people to help me.”

Ms Williams admitted officiating would take a good part of the volunteers’ day.

“It took the Canadian woman four hours, so it’ll probably take about six.”

 

The massive collection all lives in one room at her mum’s house.

“It’s chock-a-er block from ceiling to floor,” she said.

“Mum doesn’t mind, she’s collects things too, like Michael Jackson and ABBA memorabilia.

“We’re a family of collectors.”

Ms Williams recently got a tattoo on her ankle, just in case her love for the lovable Great Dane was not clear enough.

“My dream is to get a van, paint it as the Mystery Machine and have a Great Dane named Scooby,” she said.

“I’ve come so far it’s become like an addiction, and I’m just going to keep going.

“People think I’m crazy, they really do. I don’t think I am… it’s just a hobby.”

If you can help Shauni, contact The Advocate by emailing advocate@communitynews.com.au.