Collect the Mouse!

July 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Collect the Mouse, Disney collectibles, Walt Disney World Resort | 1 Comment
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Autographed Walt Disney postcard from Big Fat Panda

 

Earlier this year, a new website was launched for lovers of Disney collectibles, small and large, common and rare. This unique site, www.collectthemouse.com, was just what was needed! Collect the Mouse is different in the fact that it is not selling Disney collectibles. This site is solely for people who love all things Disney and want to either display photos of their collections, view photos of other Disney collections or both! 

Scott Nadeau and his wife came up with this wonderful idea and launched the site in May. Scott, a graphic 

Disney Room by Christine

 

designer living in Pennsylvania, has a huge love for Disney and Disney collections. He doesn’t have a huge collection himself, but he has always loved looking at other’s collections. Once they came up with the idea, they had to find pictures of collections! Scott (@collecTM) reached out via his Twitter network to gather photos. The wonderful Disney community had an overwhelming response. He was able to post many photos from his Twitter friends. 

John Stamos' Dumbo Ride Vehicle

 

While he was getting started, he was trying to find some unique items. He had heard that John Stamos had a Dumbo ride vehicle displayed at his house. Proving the power of Twitter, Scott reached out to John inquiring about the possibility of receiving a photo of the ride vehicle. Within a few hours, Scott received a tweet back with the photo! You will find the picture of the Dumbo ride vehicle on the front page of the site. You’ll notice that it says submitted by “John S.”. Scott is not out to promote himself or others. You have the option of putting your first name and last initial, twitter name or anonymouse on the site. 

If you have a photo of a collection or an item you would simply like to share, you can submit the photo via the site. There are categories 

Wedding Collection from Shaene C.

 

for park memorabilia, housewares, clothing, movie merchandise, toys & games, and Disney rooms. Here are some tips for submitting your photos:  

  • Light is your friend, use it well!
  • If you have your collection under glass either remove the items you wish to photograph or turn off your flash.
  • Having a good background for your items is key. For instance, if your item is black, try to shoot the item with a light colored  background.
  • When shooting a small item, use the macro setting on your camera. This will reduce blur.
  • If you are planning to shoot “Your Disney Room” please make sure any personal items are removed before shooting.
  • Horizontal images work best. Your image may be cropped or reduced to fit a standard horizontal space.
  • Like what you see? Head over to www.collectthemouse.com. Add your own pictures, buy some Collect the Mouse merchandise or just enjoy browsing the awesome Disney collections from others! You can also ‘Like” Collect the Mouse on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

    Pins from Deanna S.

     

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    1. Thank you for this post, Lea. It is really informative, and I’m guessing that Scott and Peggy’s site will become an integral part of the Disney community.


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