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Zelda Williams Turns to Fans to Identify Late Father's Figure Collection

posted on 2018-05-16 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

It's been almost four years since actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away. Williams was, by all accounts, a huge anime fan. He said in interviews that he was a collector, and especially enjoyed sci-fi works like Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. His performance in the film One Hour Photo includes an extended reference to Neon Genesis Evangelion and included his own figures, and he starred in two Legend of Zelda commercials with his daughter, Zelda Williams, whom he named after the game.

His daughter recently turned to Twitter as she began sorting through her late father's extensive figure collection for help identifying his hand-painted garage kits and other toys. The first she shared is Knute from Appleseed.

Fans also helped identify the toys seen below: Scopedogs from VOTOMS, Orguss from The Super Dimension Century Orguss, Gerwalk Nikick from The Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Billbine from Aura Battler Dunbine.

Williams also collected figures outside of anime, including miniatures from Warhammer 40,000.

Zelda also shared some of her dad's stranger items from really old robots to swords.

Zelda stated her father had at least two storage units filled with his collectibles. The Williams family intend to sell the items eventually with the proceeds going to charity.

Thanks to Kitty Sparkes for the news tip


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