Wow, This 360-Piece Silent Hill World Record Collection Is Impressive
Officially recognized world record collection includes games, toys, clothing, and more.
One Silent Hill fan is now recognized as having the world's largest collection of items based on Konami's horror series. Whitney Chavis' collection of 360 items--spanning games, toys, clothing, props, and more--has won her an official world record, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. You can see a video of her massive Silent Hill collection above.
Chavis says in an interview with Konami that she's been a fan of the Silent Hill series since the first game was released in the United States in the late 1990s. She says the game's "unique music, atmosphere, and stunning CGI still stuck with [her] months later, and since then has been one of [her] most treasured and favored games."
She says her favorite game in the series is the original. "It is the one that got the whole thing started, after all," Chavis said. Though her Silent Hill collection is now famous, she says she didn't get truly serious about collecting until 2004, when she picked up a James and Nurse statue and the European Silent Hill 3 retail poster. "I didn't even realize there was that sort of Silent Hill merchandise out there before then!" she says.
Chavis' Silent Hill collection includes obscure items like cloth banners and various props. One of the rarest items in her collection is the Seal of Metatron from the movie Silent Hill Revelation. This was sent to her from Paul Jones, who worked on the film.
Though she's already won a world record for her Silent Hill collection, Chavis says she doesn't plan on ending her hunt for more items anytime soon. Among the items she wants to add to her collection are the 2001 Konami Style James Jacket and the Japanese Silent Hill 2 Forbidden Poster that was included as a preorder bonus for the game in Japan.
The next entry in the Silent Hill series from Konami is a game called Silent Hills, which stars The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is working on the game with Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro.
Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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