A SMALL boy is collecting Moshi Monsters or football stickers or some other thing no adult wants to know about.
Six-year-old Tom Booker enthused at length about his collection to an audience of grown-ups who could not have cared less.
The items, which apparently come in sealed packets concealing ultra-rare gold somethings or holographic fucking whatevers, can be used to play some sort of game.
Susan Traherne, a friend of the child’s mother, said: “He has itemised these things with the bloody-mindedness of a regional manager doing a stock audit.
“Some of them cost £1 and some cost £2 and the special ones are £3.50 and every single one, according to his mum, was bought to stop his whingeing when he was being dragged around the supermarket.
“Apparently he’s made a Christmas list of the ones he hasn’t got. I only hope Santa has a high boredom threshold.”
Booker’s father Geoff said: “I love him, but if I hear once more about how the metallic blue ones are limited edition I may lose my mind.
“Sometimes I have to go and stroke my original Star Wars figures to calm down.
“Boba Fett is the rarest one. He fires a rocket.”