Norway woman has world's largest collection of 'Zelda' memorabilia

By Daniel Uria  |  Oct. 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A woman in Norway earned a Guinness World Record with her massive collection of memorabilia from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Anne Martha Harnes record-breaking collection contains more than 1,816 individual items from the classic video game series, which began on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986.

Harnes' collection includes card games, life-size statues, costumes, stand-ins and life-size inflatables.

She began collecting memorabilia from the games in 2008 when she learned to use eBay and PayPal and dressed up as the titular Princess Zelda to show off her collection at her parents' home in Molde.

Her love for the series began in 1994 when she played The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but she said her most prized piece comes from her favorite game in the series 2000's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

"My favorite item in my collection is from Majora's Mask - the fish bone guitar called 'Zoraze,'" she said.

Harnes added her collection is nearing 2,000 pieces, but she doesn't feel it will ever be complete because new items are constantly being released.

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