Do you collect any Tintin Merchandise? How do you feel about it in General? Do you think they are taking it too far? I mean, you can pretty much find anything with Tintin's pictures or logo on it these days.

Tintin Keychain
one of my keychains

I think I read somewhere that Herge himself wasn't too found of it and didn't want there to be so much commercial exploitation. As for myself, I sort of agree, but still it's hard not to buy your favorite Tintin stuff when they look so amazing. I don't have a lot though. I have a few keychains (including a wonderful plush snowey, I'll post the pic later), both anniversary Swatches, the 10 Euro coins, and most of the calendars from 2001 (wall-sized and agendas). I specially like the calendars for the art, the best is a special edition 2001 giant calendar and all the images from it are from "Explorers on the Moon".

Of course I've also got all the books in English and Persian, and a lot of newspaper clippings related to Tintin.

Anyway, I don't think many people can beat this guy's collection though, check it out, it's amazing.

July 9, 2004 12:23 AM | « Previous | Main | Next »


I live in Brazil and I love Tintin!!! I would like to have a Tintin, same this up.

Posted by: Ricardo at July 9, 2004 10:28 PM

I always have thought that the rocket from Destination (and Explorers on the) Moon would be a great thing to have in a corner. I think they sell authorized versions of these, and I've heard that some places in the Philippines you can buy home-made ones carved from wood at a fraction of the price.


Posted by: j at July 10, 2004 09:37 AM

I SOOOOO want one of those rockets, they are simply amazing ... and amazingly pricey of course.

Posted by: Site Admin at July 10, 2004 10:20 AM

Hello from Indonesia! I tried to make make my own Tintin sculpture (you can see the pic here, and recently I found a small shop in Seminyak-Bali who sell tintin merchandise such as Red Rocket, etc-- made from wood. I bought a wood magnet there. (see pic)

Posted by: Oscar at July 10, 2004 01:50 PM

Hey those are pretty decent sculptures, right on!

Posted by: Pendar (Site Admin) at July 10, 2004 03:05 PM
The work of Hergé ©s protected by author?s right. No use of it can be done without prior and written authorisation of Moulinsart