It’s here! The incredible Tina Turner Birthday Collectible arrived earlier this week and to celebrate this unique occasion, I came up with the (not that original) idea to do an unboxing video and this was probably the most difficult and challenging one I ever had to create. I found it very strange to stage myself but I said I’d do it, so… it’s done and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Big thanks to Anna from Looping because this box is an even more special one, this one was supposed to be given to Tina’s friends at her party but since the party got canceled I ended up with an extra one that holds a 14-carat ring! So thank you for that Tina and Looping! As for the box and the book, they are simply incredible. The size and the quality is just fantastic. The frame with the ring and the removable poster are also superb and a very special addition to my TINA collection.

Out of the 330 pages, a lot of various chapters focusing on Tina’s favorite things in life like photos of her Buddhist collection, of her houses, shoes, awards, etc…

But also many never seen before pictures, on stage and backstage with TINA plus many letters from friends as well as some other fun goodies that were already posted earlier!

More details about That’s My Life here!

45 Replies to “That’s My Life: Unboxing!”

    1. Haha, thank you so much, Gabriele!! Funny to read that, I find my voice and accent pretty annoying and it’s a burden to edit footage of yourself but I guess that’s the same for most people! Anyway happy to hear from you and beautiful Vienna, glad you enjoyed.
      Merry Christmas!


  1. Dear Ben! 🤗 Thank you for sharing this video! You’ve made it very exciting and funny! I watched with excitement when you opened the box! What an item! I hope you enjoy it! Love Rubina💋💋💋

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  2. As usual Ben, you hit the nail on the head. Thanks for sharing your gift with all the Tina fans all over the world. What a beautiful well designed piece of work. 🌟🌟🌟


  3. WOW Ben what a beautiful job you did in introducing this amazing beauty of a book to all of us – you were so kind to share such a special moment with us. Your sweet mom is Simply The Best and I know you are forever grateful for her generosity. Does she want to get me one too?!? I am so thrilled for you – you are so very deserving of this. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love You and am ready for another road trip!

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  4. Wow!!!
    Dear Ben thank you so much for sharing the video! That`s pretty cool!
    I`m very happy for you and you edited the video so funny!
    The book and the box is such a big peace of art.
    (One thing, you shouldn`t wear rubber gloves, wear cotton gloves, that`s much better for print.)
    By the way, you have a wonderful voice.
    Enjoy the book, greetings from Hamburg,
    Jørgen 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Jørgen! I was thinking the same about the gloves so now I have some nice white cotton gloves next to the book! Anyone who wants to see it will have to wear them! 😀
      Thanks for commenting and Merry Christmas! 🙂


  5. Thank you, Ben, for sharing your journey to ‘open the box!!! It was really fun to watch; now makes me want this book, and especially the ring, but I’ll have to pass because of budget constraints. 😦 Enjoy your treasure. Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Thank you Vtimms, I’ll cherish it forever and I hope you’ll get a chance to get a copy one day 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
      Have a Merry Christmas, best whishes!


  6. No one deserves this gift more than you, Ben, and thank you for sharing the joy of unwrapping it with us! Watching the video is as close as I’m going to get to that book! Thank you.

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  7. Hi Ben ! Very Good job !
    Indeed, since the announcement of this heavy and obviously wonderful book, I had mixed feelings… from “I want IT !” to “Let’s wait for the standard version…”. During one month I was like : “I have to buy it… no, I should not, too heavy, too expensive… and after all, why not…?”. But at the end of your video, I knew that I was done…

    The fact is, I’m a fan since the early nineties, maybe not a super hardcore fan like you, but a true fan nonetheless, being to several concerts over the years, converting friends and family to her music, collecting everything, still running a notebook with press clippings, photos, etc… Since more than 25 years now ! And of course checking internet about her everyday, and listening to her music everyday, and lately, being concerned about her health, like a member of the family, a close friend…

    This is not nothing, I mean, this is not virtual. Our love for her is real. Her presence in our lives, through her music, her style, her artistic journey, her way of being and thinking, is real…

    So, as Christmas was coming, thanks to your unboxing video, I just decided to buy it !!! I started to understand that it wasn’t about having this piece in my collection, that it wasn’t a “I have to have it” question, but the sincere mark of companionship she means when she’s talking about the ring, which I extend to the whole box !

    What are two months of my salary ? Sure a sacrifice, but a small one regarding the meaning of this 25+ years companionship… And as I reached half of Tina’s age (on Christmas day !!!), I just thought ridiculous to wait for a standard version of this gift… Is there something “standard” about Tina ? I don’t think so !!!!

    Also, and I’m not the only one, I often complain that record company does nothing special with her music : I’m not going to have the same attitude when something extraordinary finally arrives !

    Now, I’m quietly waiting for my own copy, not because I want to have it, but because it does represent a part of my life too ! A matter of “Being”, more than “Having”…

    So, once again, thank you Ben for helping me making my desicion. I hope it did the same for many other people :-))))))))))))) And I whish you a very happy new year !!!

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    1. Thank you Olivier!!! I am so glad you ordered the collectible, you won’t regret your purchase and I am sure you’ll cherish it forever like I will! Let me know when you get it and how you like it!


      1. I’m very sure of it !!! and I just can’t wait now, but the delivery time is said to be up to 12 weeks… though I hope to receive it before march !!! I’ll let you know 😉
        A bientôt !

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