Because Terry Pratchett was so restrictive with his merchandise licensing, I always feel satisfied when I buy a Discworld collectible. The quality is always above standard. You can tell that these are items designed and created by real fans of the Discworld. They feel genuine.
I've always been a collector. Not a serious one, but I like things that remind me of feelings, experiences, or stories I've enjoyed. Considering I've read quite a few Discworld novels this year, it's no surprise that I became curious about what collectibles were available.
know I'm not alone in feeling that books are beautiful. I'm that person who'll repurchase an entire book series I love simply because it's come out in a collected edition with a new cover illustration I like, or there's a really nice looking box set.