• You can barely see a phantasmagoric landscape.
  • There were missles that shot out of his head, kind of like Boba Fett's backpack.
  • Eyes light up. How long until Ebay starts using the "add note" feature?
  • I didn't notice this until now, but he has a little robot dingaling.

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I was thinking about selling this on Ebay. John and I took it to the studio and made a nice set-up for it with a big foam astroid that my friend Hunter made for a movie called Zero Prospect. We put a green light on it and shot this. The robot walks a few steps and the a little movie is projected on his chest. I ended up never listing it.

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  1. Estoy para los tres 64 months ago | reply

    i like to call him " fuckerobot"

  2. mchaconcr 64 months ago | reply

    MAN! I had that robot in the 80's!!!!!
    I'm about to cry!

  3. SteelePop 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Women are from venus, robots are from Mars, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  4. ichimusai 64 months ago | reply

    Hi I'm from Sweden and I remember that guy!

    He ate 2 large R20 batteries (as they are called here in Sweden) and could barely walk forward on a completely flat surface. I had that robot when I was a child, I think some time around 1980 or so, could that be right? I was so amazed when this showed up on my flickr "we have noticed" column as I logged on today!

    Great for reviving a childhood memory. I don't remember I played a lot with it but it was sitting atop a shelf and I always looked at it before falling asleep. I too lost the missiles for it, they were red with white fenders if I remember correctly, perhaps silver fenders? The ejection system was kind of dodgy though they never went very far :)

    Thank you for posting that.

  5. TPorter2006 64 months ago | reply

    Congrats on making the Flickr blog!

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  6. King Power Cinema 64 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone!

    ichimysai We call them D batteries in the States, and he takes two of them in his back.

    lamb08 I never bothered to name him. I don't know what I'd call him, really. Maybe 12AX7 or something. He just stands on my messy desk at work next to a long empty Duvel bottle.

    I work in a commercial production studio in Birmingham, Alabama, USA and I was looking through some of their archive tapes a while back. I found some local spots that they did for a store called Bargain Town in the early 80's, and on the Christmas sale spot they had a bunch of toys arranged around some holiday props, including a robot like this one.

    Funny, because Eddie Murphy did the voice overs for two Bargain Town commercials before he was famous.

  7. King Power Cinema 64 months ago | reply

    Gus Nardelli

    My robot's chest-movie has sort of a Star Wars Tattooine scene, while the one on your photos is more like 2001. I wonder how many variations there were.

  8. Alex Crowly 64 months ago | reply

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    gigi
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  9. chaz79 64 months ago | reply

    This is so cool!!! I had one when I was a kid!!!

  10. Oscar Alcalá 64 months ago | reply

    I have one of those too!.

    Great set-up, i never tought this little fella could look so good on a photo.

  11. carmenolalde 63 months ago | reply

    I like the green rock. It perfectly accents the robot's red eyes.

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  12. King Power Cinema 63 months ago | reply

    Thanks all of you.

  13. alexthoth 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Robot Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. bentwhisker 36 months ago | reply

    Who thought robots and asteroids could be so Christmas-y?

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