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The movie "Oz--the Great and Powerful" is now in theatres--and has many people choosing to see it in 2-D, or 3-D.

A fan of the franchise--has already seen it both ways.

But when it comes to celebrating the Wizard of Oz-- overall.

Amber Schatz shows you why for this one super fan--There's no place like home.

"I will admit that I am very obsessed with the Wizard of Oz, it's something where I want more, you can go to those AA meetings or whatever they have, and just make a Wizard-of-Oz-aholics that would be me." says Justin Ell/Super Fan.

Being Oz-sessed--as I like to call it-- started at an early age.

Justin Ell was just three years old when he got the first piece of his now Wonderful Wizard of Oz collection.

When the Wizard of Oz celebrated its 50th anniversary-- He got a whirlwind of pieces.

He was only in kindergarten.

Now that he makes his own money, he can buy more things online and through his facebook group.

"This was a graduation gift to myself, the most expensive piece in my collection." says Ell.

He has around two thousand pieces, that he's spent around $15, 000 on, but the collection is likely worth much more.

"It's probably worth--I've got some pieces that are very limited, to put a value on them is very, 50,000, I could probably buy a brand new house with this collection, but I would never sell it!" says Ell.

"I've got pieces from my grandparents that they bought--I could never sell them." says Ell.

His newest pieces are from the new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful".

Speaking of the Witch, she's his favorite character.

It's almost more entertaining watching Justin watch the Wizard of Oz-- It's certainly as animated!

If you want to know trivia about the movie--He's your man.

He's seen the movie around a thousand times.

Along with knowing the dialogue--Justin has made his love for the movie permanent.

He has four Oz-related tattoos, and has gained enough Oz-some stuff to last a lifetime.

"A lot of new friends, through facebook, searching online, just a nice chat, nice friends, and makes my room look full." says Ell.

"Now with the 75th anniversary coming up,it's going to be 10 times worse!"

Next year is the 75th anniversary--and Justin is eagerly awaiting the Wizard of Oz in 3-D.

Justin says another passion of his is the Medora musical.

He has auditioned several times.

If he could ask the Wizard for anything--It would be to make him a Burning Hills singer.

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