Disney superfan, 42, spends £14,000 building Lilo & Stitch memorabilia

Disney superfan, 42, spends £14,000 building up the ‘world’s biggest collection’ of Lilo & Stitch memorabilia

  • Suzy Fisher lives in a three-bedroom house in Edgbaston, West Midlands
  • It is packed full of 1,000 Stitch-themed items including cuddly toys and clothes 
  • She has also made four trips to Disneyland Paris to meet her idol in person

A Disney superfan has spent £14,000 building up ‘world’s biggest collection’ of Lilo & Stitch memorabilia.

Suzy Fisher has dedicated her three-bedroom house in Edgbaston, West Midlands, to the eponymous, blue critter.

The 42-year-old watched the animated movie Lilo & Stitch for the first time in 2002 and instantly fell in love. 

Suzy Fisher has dedicated her three-bedroom house in Edgbaston, West Midlands, to the eponymous, blue critter

She said she was bowled over by the extra-terrestrial koala-like creature’s cute looks and quickly became obsessed in collecting every Stitch she could.

Her mother Esther bought the collector her first Stitch toy and Suzy has since dedicated the last 17 years of her life to the character.

The impressive 1,000-piece collection now includes cuddly toys, clothing, bedding and cake toppers and Suzy believes it may well be the biggest in the world. 

It has completely taken over her kitchen, bathroom and attic – with one of the bedrooms even being transformed into a blue shrine.

But now her 82-year-old mother and 44-year-old sister, Julia, have put their foot down and insisted that at least one room in the three-bedroom terrace house be kept ‘Stitch free’. 

The 42-year-old instantly fell in love after watching the animated movie Lilo & Stitch for the first time in 2002 and has since purchased over 1,000 Stitch-themed items

It includes cuddly toys, clothing, bedding and cake toppers and Suzy believes it may well be the biggest in the world

Suzy has so far splashed out £10,000 of her hard-earned cash on items for her impressive collection but has also spent an additional £4,200 on four trips to Disneyland Paris to meet her idol in person.

Suzy, who works as a referral and advice officer, said: ‘I love Stitch, he’s a very mischievous character and he’s cute.

‘I just love how to start off with he’s destructive and then he finds Lilo and finds his place and his ohana [the film’s feel-good focus on ‘ohana’ – the Hawaiian concept of family].

‘The whole concept is that you can be alienated from society but in some way have a place where you belong.

‘It just shows that you can have a small family dynamic and still find love and acceptance as well.’ 

Suzy has so far splashed out £10,000 of her hard-earned cash on items for her impressive collection


Suzy has now exhausted the UK memorabilia market and spends hours scouring the internet for collectables from America and Japan. The biggest item in the collection is a jumbo Stitch which comes to nearly 5ft2

She added: ‘I reckon it might be the biggest collection in Britain – even the world – but I’ll have to go see the Guinness Book of World records to have that proved.

‘There are a couple of people who I’ve met online who have big collections but I know mine is bigger.

‘I really love the collection, it makes me happy and gives me something to do.

‘My favourite bit of Stitch memorabilia is the very first soft toy I got that my mum bought from the Disney store straight after we went to see the film.

‘He’s my absolute favourite because he was the first one.

‘The biggest item would probably be the jumbo Stitch, which is probably near the size of me – I’m 5ft2.

‘My mum finds it rather amusing and my sister loves Stitch as well but we have to have one room, the main sitting room, Stitch free – although I would put him in there if I could.’

Suzy’s (left) 82-year-old mother (centre) and 44-year-old sister (right) have now put their foot down and insisted that at least one room in the three-bedroom terrace house be kept ‘Stitch free’

The referral and advice officer has spent an additional £4,200 on four trips to Disneyland Paris to meet her idol in person

Suzy has also paid to name a star Stitch Experiment 626 in reference to the character’s scientific name in the film. 

She then gifted the star certificate to Stitch during one of her trips to Disneyland.

Suzy said: ‘In the film Lilo sees a falling star, which is actually his spaceship falling to Earth and he wishes upon this star for a friend or maybe an angel.

‘I thought because [Stitch is] cute, so loving and I love him so much it would be good for him to have his star so people can look at it and see him there.

‘That’s why I decided to have a star named after him – Stitch Experiment 626.

‘I took mum on a coach trip to Disneyland Paris earlier this year and I managed to see him so I could give him his star and give him a little map so he can find it.

‘That’s how mad I am on him.’

Suzy has also paid to name a star Stitch Experiment 626 in reference to the character’s scientific name in the film

Suzy’s love for Stitch shows no sign of slowing down and her dream is to jet around the globe visiting Lilo & Stitch attractions

Suzy has now exhausted the UK memorabilia market and spends hours scouring the internet for collectables from America and Japan.

She is also a well-known face on the high street and shop staff often let her know when new Stitch-themed items are in stock.

Suzy said: ‘It does take quite a while to find the pieces I’m missing as I have quite a bit to start off with.

‘There are a few harder-to-find items from Japan and America I’ve been looking for on eBay.

‘There are a couple of snow globes that I would really, really love including one with the ugly duckling that are really hard to find.

‘I think there are only so many made in Japan and the only time I’ve seen one of those snow globes it was well over £1,000.

‘As a collector you have to keep looking to see if somebody was selling one cheaply because there’s no way I would be able to afford that.

‘Quite a few people know about my collection including friends and colleagues.

‘My friends will let me know when they see things and if I go into Primark, staff will let me know if there’s something new.

‘Staff at my local Disney shop also know I love Stitch and I really love finding new items.

‘My colleagues know I really love him as well. I’m on a few Disney forums on Facebook and there it’s good to talk to other Stitch fans.’

Suzy’s love for Stitch shows no sign of slowing down and her dream is to jet around the globe visiting Lilo & Stitch attractions.

Suzy added: ‘It would be a dream to go to the Lilo & Stitch themed ohana restaurant in Disneyland Florida.

‘They’ve got one in Hawaii as well which is more Stitch orientated – that would be the dream going to see him all over the world in all different places.’  

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