This is a great forum. Tons of information and photos here, and good to socialize with other Tolkien collectors.

I'd like to ask - and this is discussion - what got you into collecting Tolkien? Like, at which point did you consider yourself to be a Tolkien collector?

Since I'm starting the thread, I'll go.

It was likely in 2004/2005. I'm a somewhat recent convert, thanks to Peter Jackson's 2001-2003 films. When the 50th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings came out, that was the first time I thought "....I already have a copy of The Lord of the Rings.....but I want another!"

This is an opportunity for members to tell their story, as it were.