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robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-08 6:27 pm   Permalink

my other hobby besides tiki involves robots, lots of 'em......



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Mira Mar League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1268
From: Calgary
Posted: 2009-07-08 6:35 pm   Permalink

Very Cool!

 
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dewey-surf
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Joined: May 27, 2009
Posts: 167
From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2009-07-08 6:58 pm   Permalink

wow, that's really cool.

 
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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 241
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2009-07-08 7:54 pm   Permalink

awesome.


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-07-08 7:56 pm   Permalink

Psycho Tiki D collects them also btw.

I have to say once again why can't I ever date anyone whose house looks like that ??

So rad.


 
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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-07-08 9:13 pm   Permalink

DAnger!Danger! haha, man that is a great looking collection, and well displayed! Love the War of the Worlds ship just suspended there too! Is that an actual prop from the movie, or is it a LE repro, and is it a light?

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2009-07-08 9:54 pm   Permalink

Hey Robotiki,

Nice stuff. Did you get your Maria, Robby, and B9 robot from Fred Barton? Maybe your B9 came from Mike Joyce, or did you build it yourself?

Just curious..

Rick


 
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robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-09 03:39 am   Permalink

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Nice stuff. Did you get your Maria, Robby, and B9 robot from Fred Barton? Maybe your B9 came from Mike Joyce, or did you build it yourself?



Robby & B9 came from Barton, Maria is from Strauss Company in Germany. It is authorized by the estate of Franz Mittendorf, the guy that designed Maria. Her base plaque is all in German....

The Martian War Machine (War of the Worlds) is pulled from a mold off an original. Some have been made to light but mine just has fluorescent green paint which glows when I turn on the blacklight.
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-07-09 04:23 am   Permalink

I had a chance to talk with the actor that was in the B9 suit, Bob May. He passed away earlier this year. He said the original suit was cast iron! They used to film the series out in the San Fernando valley frequently, and sometimes Bob would miss a line or his que. When he did, the crew knew that he passed out from the heat and would rush over to remove the top and dowse him with water. He had a ton of great stories.

Very nice collection.
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robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-09 04:50 am   Permalink

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On 2009-07-09 04:23, TikiMango wrote:
I had a chance to talk with the actor that was in the B9 suit, Bob May. He passed away earlier this year. He said the original suit was cast iron!


Bob was a great talker at conventions. While he may have said the robot seemed like cast iron, it was actually fiberglass. He was a heavy smoker and would smoke inside the robot on breaks. He once almost got doused with water because the crew thought the damn thing was on fire.

It was a shame he lost his home in the fires last year, I think that stress lead to his passing away.

The reason Robby and the Lost in Space robot share some similarities is because they were designed by the same guy, Bob Kinoshita. In 2004 there was a retrospective of Kinoshita's work at the DeMille barn in Hollywood. I attended, along with a whole bunch of other robot nerds. Bob May was there with his stories, as was Kinoshita (90 years old then), and a bunch of other actors from Forbidden Planet.

May would often tell the story of the time someone stepped on the cable that would pull the robot along, causing the whole thing to do a flip with him inside!

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Lightning Steve
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Joined: Feb 09, 2009
Posts: 98
From: London Ontario Canada
Posted: 2009-07-10 12:08 am   Permalink

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On 2009-07-08 19:56, leleliz wrote:
I have to say once again why can't I ever date anyone whose house looks like that ??
So rad.



So what are you doing this weekend?????
But, I've just got a small one.............Robby that is.


 
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robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-10 05:05 am   Permalink

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On 2009-07-08 19:56, leleliz wrote:
I have to say once again why can't I ever date anyone whose house looks like that ??
So rad.



So what are you doing this weekend?????
But, I've just got a small one.............Robby that is.
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If this is going to turn into a size matters thread....then wait until I get my 8 foot Gort back from the paint shop
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Mira Mar League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2009-07-10 07:22 am   Permalink

OK, I was going to ask you about Gort.

Where's Box from Logan's Run? I know, no one ever made one of those..


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-07-10 5:07 pm   Permalink


On 2009-07-10 05:05, robotiki wrote:
Quote:

If this is going to turn into a size matters thread....then wait until I get my 8 foot Gort back from the paint shop




The bigger the better has always been my motto!!


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2164
From: So FL
Posted: 2009-07-12 6:30 pm   Permalink

If you like robots check out what this guy made!

http://dalekstorm.deviantart.com/

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