LOVE LOVE LOVE the CP one, Brit! Will have to hunt around on Ebay and see if I can find it.
I think reasons for collecting are as many and varied as items collected...and trying to pinpoint why someone collects a certain thing is just a lesson in futility. I have a few of these on my desk at work, they represent special moments or favorite aspects of Disney and are safe enough (as opposed to pins) to keep on my desk around children. The students LOVE to stand at my desk and name off what each little Mickey represents. I've even had a few children act out an entire "role play" with them. Between those and my Snow White decal on my Mac, my desk is the "The Happiest Place in school!" LOL
Of course, I asked Baleigh why she collected them and her response was quite different. She says she collects them because even though they look "funky and cool" they are still "Disney" and it's sort of her way of still being "in love with Disney" while still being teenager.
See? Totally different reasons, but we ended up with the same collectible!
Crazy innit it?