Harry Potter fan's trolls call his £3k WANDS 'a waste of money'

我等待监护人! 哈利波特超级粉丝, 20, hits out at ‘hatefultrolls who called his £3,000 collection of 80 WANDS ‘a waste of money’– and vows to buy 40 more to complete the set

  • Connor Cundale, 20, spent £3,000 on collecting 80 wands from Harry Potter
  • He says the replicas are ‘not toysand plans to buy 40 more to finish collection
  • The Essex-based wizarding enthusiast grew up with the Harry Potter series and bought his first wand aged eight, at Hamleys — buying 60 more in last two years
  • A Harry Potter-mad student who forked out £3,000 on wands has hit back at trolls who brand his collection a ‘waste of money— and vows to buy at least 40 更多.

    Connor Cundale splashed the cash on his 80-strong wand collection over 12 年份, but claims he has 40 more to go before completing the set.

    The 20-year-old admits that trolls, and even some pals, have questioned why he’s spent so much on them, but Mr Cundale said the magical collection brings him ‘happinessand has vowed to keep them forever.

    Since sharing his treasure trove on TikTok, the advertising student has impressed fellow wizard enthusiasts, while drawing derision from trolls who question why a 20-year-old would buy ‘toys’.

    Connor Cundale splashed the cash on his 80-strong wand collection over 12 年份, but claims he has 40 more to go before completing the set

    Connor Cundale splashed the cash on his 80-strong wand collection over 12 年份, but claims he has 40 more to go before completing the set

    He forked out £3,000 on wands has hit back at trolls who brand his collection a 'waste of money'

    He forked out £3,000 on wands has hit back at trolls who brand his collection a ‘waste of money

    But Mr Cundale maintains that the wands aren’t toys and that they carry sentimental value for him as he grew up watching Harry Potter’s adventures.

    Mr Cundale, from Buckhurst Hill, 艾塞克斯, 说过: '我有 80 wands overall, I started collecting them in 2010.

    ‘I’ve always been a massive fan of Harry Potter, I saw the first wand in Hamleys in London.

    ‘I bought one and over the next 10 年份, I would get another one once in a while.

    ‘I was kind of collecting them but it wasn’t until lockdown hit in 2020 that I started my big collection and really got into it.

    Mr Cundale, from Buckhurst Hill, 艾塞克斯, grew up with the Harry Potter world and said that the wands are sentimental to him. 图为, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the Order of the Phoenix

    Mr Cundale, from Buckhurst Hill, 艾塞克斯, grew up with the Harry Potter world and said that the wands are sentimental to him. 图为, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the Order of the Phoenix

    Mr Cundale saus he has 'always been a massive fan of Harry Potter'. Pictured next to the Hogwarts Express

    Mr Cundale saus he has ‘always been a massive fan of Harry Potter’. Pictured next to the Hogwarts Express

    But Mr Cundale maintains that the wands aren't toys and that they carry sentimental value for him as he grew up watching Harry Potter's adventures

    But Mr Cundale maintains that the wands aren’t toys and that they carry sentimental value for him as he grew up watching Harry Potter’s adventures

    The wizarding world enthusiast grew up with the Harry Potter series and bought his first wand aged eight, at Hamleys in London — buying 60 in last two years

    The wizarding world enthusiast grew up with the Harry Potter series and bought his first wand aged eight, at Hamleys in London — buying 60 in last two years

    He started a bigger collection in lockdown, 购买 60 wands in the last two years

    He started a bigger collection in lockdown, 购买 60 wands in the last two years

    _jessiecarr 20 by that point, but I’ve gained about 60 in the past two years.

    ‘Every character has their own wands. These wands are based on the ones in the films, they’re all unique and different from each other, none are the same.

    ‘I’ve been getting most of them from [prop replica store] The Noble Collection, but I do have a few from the Harry Potter Studio Tour too.

    ‘My favourite wand is Lucius Malfoy’s, it’s conjoined with his walking stick and it’s got a snake’s head on top of it.

    ‘On average each wand costs about £30, I reckon I’ve spent about £3,000. That includes the cases and some of them come with different ornaments to put on them.

    The magical-themed hobby has drawn mixed responses both online and in real life, as some question the wisdom of spending money on the wands.

    The magical-themed hobby has drawn mixed responses both online and in real life, as some question the wisdom of spending money on the wands

    Mr Cundale said the collection has sentimental value to him

    The magical-themed hobby has drawn mixed responses both online and in real life, as some question the wisdom of spending money on the wands

    Mr Cundale said: ‘The collection means a lot to me, it really is like a hobby. It brings me a lot of happiness, even though there’s not so much you can do with them.

    ‘I watched this film growing up so there is a nostalgic element to it too. They feel like I’m bringing the movie to life.

    ‘People are always likewhy are you so obsessed with them? They’re toys”. They’re not toys, they’re replicas.

    ‘I get a mixed reaction from people about my wands. Most of my closest friends are all a bit like “哦, why do you that? That’s not too normal.

    ‘They just think it’s a waste of money. They don’t understand it, they think I could be putting the money to better use.

    ‘Since I shared my wand collection on TikTok, most people have said they’re impressed with them.

    Mr Cundale said that most people on TikTok have been impressed with his collection. Pictured in Gringotts Wizarding Bank at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    Mr Cundale said that most people on TikTok have been impressed with his collection. Pictured in Gringotts Wizarding Bank at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    He says that the replica wands make him happy, and 'that's all there is to it'. Pictured in the Great Hall, at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    He says that the replica wands make him happy, and ‘that’s all there is to it’. Pictured in the Great Hall, at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    Mr Cundale said that he wants to keep the wands forever and pass them down. Pictured next to a model of Hogwarts, at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    Mr Cundale said that he wants to keep the wands forever and pass them down. Pictured next to a model of Hogwarts, at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

    ‘I’ve had a few hateful comments from people sayingwhy would you spend money on that?”

    她在TikTok上发布了一段自己穿着比基尼跳舞的视频 “我发现自己最近对我的伴侣越来越恼火,并且越来越消极地看待他们 20 岁, why would you spend money on toys?”, but as I said, they’re replicas and they make me happy.

    ‘I just thinkWell it makes me happy, that’s all there is to it”.’

    Mr Cundale added: ‘There are at least another 40 wands to collect and this isn’t even covering all of the characters in the movie, it’s crazy how many there are.

    ‘I plan to get the rest of it. I had to take a little break for a while when money got tight but I’m getting more money coming in so I can go back to the collection and spend more money on them.

    ‘I can’t imagine selling any of the wands off at this point. They’re a collection, I’d want to pass them down, keep them forever.