My dad has number 8 Icons B-9 Robot ,a couple of them our in my gyoung2993 profile pictures ,but here is one of them while the robot was talking......I know years ago Icons made the first Licensed full size B-9 and took a ton of deposits and never made good on delivery on them. I personally have never actually heard of anyone who got one. If you are one of the lucky ones please post a photo
He has had that thing I guess 10 to 12 years ,has all the paperwork ,it does play phrases from CDs and he sings along with music CDs as well ,it came in 3 crates ...............hes got several items from Icons ,t2 skull,1st season LIS blaster, Pulse rifle....He never got his Jupiter 2 ,they bankrupted on him after he paid for that....He has a nice collection....Mine I have an Icons T2 and used to have pulse rifle from Icons but sold it....Regrets ,Regrets...lolWOW it looks cool talk about rare! Mind if I ask how long he has had it and if he got it from Icons and how he got his lol . I know it was supposed to play tapes or cds does it? And if you don't mind me asking did they ever make a Coa for it? Love to see it if they did! Hey man
huge thanks for posting its really an amazing find
Damn , I didnt know that ,OOOOO I bet some people were ready to kill those folks for all that money they took, I think Dad paid 9 or 10 thousand for it ,its been so long since he bought that old thing ,cant remember how long he has had it now .....guesstomation....it was in latter 90's I would say.....It is my understanding that 11 made it out the door, out of 66 paid.
No problem ,I am sure there is more out there that has a few ,members of the B-9 club ,I would imagine.......My dad loves his B-9 ,but I got funny pictures of that robot,that set my fathers hair on fire.......HEHEHEHEHE !!!Yeah I had at one point a vast Icons collection even a couple prototypes
all from Ebay before the stuff went to outer space . Its very cool to see a few collectors have them . Its insane that he sings along with the songs! If they delivered on only 10 and took payment on 66 that leave 55 very upset people to this day .
There was a video from back in the day floating around the net of jim latta getting tracked down at Comic con by a investigative news reporter who went with a customer who never got his money or the robot. This was while they were still taking payments and not returning calls. Jim's face was priceless when the camera was on him .:eek
He wrote the dude a check on the spot for something like 7500 all the time saying look at the quality of these replicas lol . The head of comic con tossed jim out for not paying his fees and said he was not welcome back . I hear once that story ran on TV Icons was truly finished . If you think about it how Jim never went to prison for fraud is another mystery . Thanks again for posting it your pops looks like a cool guy
Latta is a member here and people are protecting him???
Let me rephrase it: I have heard that Latta might be a member on this forum & some protect his reputation when others speak negatively about him. It is a shame that scum like him end up being protected from being sued by the bankruptcy laws!
I agree and your right. Funny how this post is here as I just ran into a few people that I talked to the other day and his name came up. You still could see the flame in their eyes. I saw a B-9 go for around $10,000 the other day. Still a nice piece.
Let me rephrase it: I have heard that Latta might be a member on this forum & some protect his reputation when others speak negatively about him.