A TOY Story superfan is looking for £40,000 and beyond as he flogs off his huge collection of film memorabilia.

Josh Armitage’s stash of 330 toys is so big he keeps them in a warehouse.

Josh Armitage keeps his stash of 330 toys in a warehouse

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Josh Armitage keeps his stash of 330 toys in a warehouseCredit: Jam Press/Josh Armitage
Josh's collection includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bullseye, ­Jessie and others

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Josh’s collection includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bullseye, ­Jessie and othersCredit: Jam Press/Josh Armitage

Despite not being born when the first film came out in 1995, he has seen the four Toy Story instalments hundreds of times.

His collection includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bullseye, ­Jessie, Mr Potato Head, Emperor Zurg and Little Green Men toys from the franchise.

Clothing firm boss Josh, 26, says his favourite is a squeezy toy of singing penguin Wheezy.

The dad of one, from Leeds, said: “I loved Toy Story as a kid. I now have a collection so big I have to store it with the stock for my business. My friends and family think I’m crazy and can’t believe the money I’ve spent.”

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He told how he began detailed research after spotting a first edition Woody for sale at a car boot.

“I’m lucky that my partner Saday has supported me throughout building my collection and has had faith I’ve been making the right decision on it.”

But his haul, which is being sold online, is a long way off the world’s biggest recorded Toy Story collection.

That belongs to Big Fish Games who displayed a staggering 10,133 items linked to the film in Florida, US, in 2019.

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The world's biggest Toy Story merch haul belongs to Big Fish Games who displayed a staggering 10,133 items linked to the films

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The world’s biggest Toy Story merch haul belongs to Big Fish Games who displayed a staggering 10,133 items linked to the filmsCredit: Handout

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