Conky the robot

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  1. UFO

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    looking to find some of the..uhm...found parts. especially the head, and boom box...
    the flashes/cameras have been identified below....
    any help on any found items is appreciated.
     
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  2. moffeaton

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    What's the secret word, Conky?.
     
  3. Great_Bizarro

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    The flash units are still attached to the cameras if you look, I think they are an old Kodak.
     
  4. Probe Droid

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    Cameras are old Kodak Brownies. You can pick them up for a song on eBay. I might have one of the flashes in my junk box. I'll look when I get home.

    I think there's another camera between the speakers on the boom box. Looks like the back of a camera or a folding camera closed up.
     
  5. Great_Bizarro

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    The thing between the 2 camera / flash units looks to be an old toaster oven, just cant ID it.
     
  6. SethB6025

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    Okay, I feel much better now knowing I'm not the only one dissecting Conky while I watch Pee-Wee's Playhouse. I was thinking about making the little whipped cream stop-motion character from the fridge. There are lots of goofy props on that show.
     
  7. Mike J.

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    Looks like the very top of his head is the cowl of one of those old vacuums.

    Good eye on the third camera, Probe Droid. Looks kinda like this one: Agfa Billy Record I suppose it could be any one of the folding bellows type.

    Pretty sure the Brownies are the Brownie Hawkeye Flash model. Got one myself.


    -Mike
     
  8. atacpdx

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    The boom box looks exactly like an 80'2 vintage Hitachi that Radio Shack carried. I'm trying to find pics.



    <div class='quotetop'>(Sith Sheriff Brody @ Jul 21 2006, 03:49 PM) [snapback]1285157[/snapback]</div>
     
  9. UFO

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Seth B @ Jul 21 2006, 11:48 AM) [snapback]1285155[/snapback]</div>
    :lol i feel a whole lot better...i'm the one who posted...
    i just started watching it.... i keep remembering it from my childhood...lol...i want a lot of those props.
     
  10. JunkSabers1138

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    I know, that show is filled to the BRIM with found parts. I used to watch it while I was a kid :) . What mystifies me is that this show is now re-running on Cartoon Networks ADULT SWIM. I was like :confused :eek "What's THIS show doing HERE.?.?."

    BTW, His arms look like those sewage pipes used on RVs, his jaw looks like a cash register (to me anyway), and his stomach is a record player. I'm not good at I.D.ing, I just know basicly what the part is, not specificly.
     
  11. Probe Droid

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    The stomach is a record turntable, and the head is a diner individual-table jukebox (I think?).
     
  12. Vaderman

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Probe Droid @ Jul 21 2006, 05:14 PM) [snapback]1285421[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah the buttons along the bottom of the head look that way but the knob above them and the large plate make it look like the door to a small toaster oven. Maybe the buttons were grarfted on?

    Three are a dearth of pics of Conky on the web... Anyone have the DVDs yet for screen grabs?
     
  13. OldKen

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Probe Droid @ Jul 21 2006, 08:14 PM) [snapback]1285421[/snapback]</div>

    think your right on the diner juke box...

    and i think i used to hwav that boom box, i kid you not. LOL.

    cant wait to see the build up.

    man, if we get made fun of for having lifesize vaders and TKs.... what would people think of a house full of pee wee props?

    or you could just do anything reuben...

    like a popcorn box... with a hole in the bottom... :lol

    sorry... i had to... :p
     
  14. JunkSabers1138

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    What's that blue sheet under his neck? A solar panel or something?
     
  15. Killdozer

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  16. UFO

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    cool. thanks. looking at those caps, it looks to me like the very top of his head is a waffle maker..... thoughts?
     
  17. Probe Droid

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    Definitely a folding camera between the speakers. It's actually open in one of the pix.
     
  18. JunkSabers1138

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    Even with those pics I can't I.D. anything other than what's already been posted. Anyone else notice anything?
     
  19. Mike J.

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    Ok, that one shot with the chest camera open looks like an Agfa Isolette:

    http://home.swipnet.se/~w-60531/SfAgfaIsoletteIII.jpg

    Most small folders seem to open 'sideways', this one opens 'down'. Also has unusual hinges. Checked Kodaks, but this look pretty * close.


    -Mike
     
  20. Jedi Lawja

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    Does the row of buttons on the 'head' move? They appear to be a straight line in the first pic, yet they look like a smile in the second.

    The head looks like an old cafe booth jukebox terminal to me.

    Jay
     
  21. Probe Droid

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    So there's another vote for the jukebox head.
     
  22. UFO

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    i swear its not a jukebox.
    as for the mouth buttons, if you look at the caps, the metal piece behind them is perforated, so if i had to guess, id say the buttons have pegs on em so they could be moved to change expression.
     
  23. UFO

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    bumpo.
     
  24. Funky

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    Okay. How the hell did this thread get by ME???...
     
  25. OldKen

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Funky Jedi @ Jul 27 2006, 07:30 PM) [snapback]1289129[/snapback]</div>

    cause there aint no funk... or jedi... :p

    umm, id say that the original JUKEBOX... didnt have moving buttons... :unsure i dont know of a practical use for a box that can smile with buttons...

    id say it was modified. :unsure

    i still think its a diner juke box...

    im really only posting here because my eyes are bleeding from staring at vintage transistors all day. :love

    anywho, this would be hillarious to see at a con rolling around with an R2... :lol

    i really want to see this thing get made.
     
  26. Atarian

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    I started a "Puppetland Replicas" yahoo group years ago. No one joined :p

    Maybe we should start a new one :)
     
  27. UFO

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    funky-
    probably cause i just renamed the thread. it used to be "found item guru's, i need some help"....

    as for the diner jukebox thing. im still waiting for a pic of one like it to be posted. the more i watch the show, and the more i look at pics, the more it doesnt look like a jukebox. maybe the buttons came from one, but thats it. the "head" is actually triangular in shape. i wish i had the pee wee dvds to get some better caps.
     
  28. motman241

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    Looking at capture #22, it's just the shell of the boombox for the front of Conkie. Under the right arm is another radio. The things on the sides of that radio almost look like the old drive-in speaker boxes.

    In capture #3, under his left arm is not the same. No idea what all that is. Looks like the inside/backside of something. I do see an old clock face, though.

    I'm betting the "teeth" on his mouth may be hot glued, or something, so they could be made into a smile, or frown, or whatever. I haven't seen the show in forever, and I don't remember if his mouth actually changes like that or not.
     
  29. Killdozer

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  30. Probe Droid

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    Hey, that's pretty good.

    If you want to scrap the juke box idea, was also thinking that from the side, the head kinda looks like an old fashioned cash register or adding machine. Both rough guesses. The chest camera looks like a 120 shooter.
     
  31. SethB6025

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    Wll, this is probably minimally helpful but his on/off switch is a cheap-o switch you can get at radio shark. And the retractable cord may be from an old vaccuum cleaner.
     
  32. Killdozer

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  33. DaddyfromNaboo

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    <div class='quotetop'>(JunkSabers1138 @ Jul 21 2006, 05:45 PM) [snapback]1285233[/snapback]</div>
    I just read a book about Tim Burton, and when the dealt with the PeeWee movie, the author stated that PeeWee´s playhouse contained loads of adult oriented humour and hints at hidden sexual jokes, but not in a way that they were obvious to the younger audience, but appealed to the older audience. The fine line towards any indecent stuff was never crossed, but when I saw this on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Topcdgvrc-o&NR (peewee´s playhouse was never shown in germany), I understood what the author meant. Still have to see the peewee movie.

    Youtube contains a lot of peewee snippets, so you might want to go there for reference too, or is it out on dvd yet ?.

    Michael
     
  34. JunkSabers1138

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    <div class='quotetop'>(ManfromNaboo @ Aug 9 2006, 09:36 AM) [snapback]1296967[/snapback]</div>
    I just read a book about Tim Burton, and when the dealt with the PeeWee movie, the author stated that PeeWee´s playhouse contained loads of adult oriented humour and hints at hidden sexual jokes, but not in a way that they were obvious to the younger audience, but appealed to the older audience. The fine line towards any indecent stuff was never crossed, but when I saw this on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Topcdgvrc-o&NR (peewee´s playhouse was never shown in germany), I understood what the author meant. Still have to see the peewee movie.

    Youtube contains a lot of peewee snippets, so you might want to go there for reference too, or is it out on dvd yet ?.

    Michael
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    I kinda get what you mean. Just like the old Nickelodeon shows "Ren and Stimpy" and "Rocko's Modern Life". After seeing THOSE re-runs, I'm suprised they were allowed to air those on the little kid channels I watched as a 4 or 5 year old. But hey, I wasn't complainin' back then :) .

    As for Conky, I think the moving buttons are attatched with magnets and they just slide them up and down between shots.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  35. UFO

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    digging this up from the thread graveyard....
     
  36. ThatguyRoco

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    Bringing this thread back from the dead also...
    Has anyone figured out just what exactly Conky's head is made from?
    It resembles an old timey cash register, diner jukebox, a type writer, and adding machine... but I'm not too sure any one of those is right...
    Also, the striped plate behind his nose reminds me of an air conditioning grille.
     

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