Zelda Williams Turns to Fans to Identify Late Father's Figure Collection
posted on 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.
My dad was a figurine hoarder, full stop. There are multiple storage lockers full that we've got to go thru, mostly blind as they're unboxed/handpainted & unlabeled Pretty sure this is Knute though, so I guess that's one identified. Might ask y'all for help in the future. pic.twitter.com/PseOM21lov— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
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.
You asked for more, so here you go! Identify away. I think I know two of these, but the other three are a mystery... pic.twitter.com/kGvfFhYJSU— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
Williams also collected figures outside of anime, including miniatures from Warhammer 40,000.
No clue who this Guy Fieri bot is... pic.twitter.com/3NnGVEANvL— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
Zelda also shared some of her dad's stranger items from really old robots to swords.
Ok, let's just thread this shit moving forward so as not to drown my feed. Anybody who wants to help my mom and I identify Dad's figurines, come hang! We could use the help, as there are THOUSANDS. Or just come nerd out and hang All are welcome! pic.twitter.com/GhhY6EuCIj— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
I know this little dude, I'm just posting it cause it's cool pic.twitter.com/wJ3KIQw7Te— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
Here's a very Yeezy season 1 grouping, and also two dog bots. pic.twitter.com/Q3oN4wX3Cx— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
Annnd one more for fun, but found Glamdring (and Strider's sword/dagger). Gonna go run around and slay some bushes later screaming “You shall not bloom!” pic.twitter.com/grI3GiEG4B— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 15, 2018
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