Robby the Robot

dreamer7

New Member
Hello,

I want to attempt a scratch build model of Robby the Robot about 16" high, Please can I ask for help with reference?

I've downloaded a couple of the Studio drawings off the web, FSD 2 the cross section of the dome, and FSD 6 the chest hopper details, does anyone have copies of the other drawings sheets 3 to 12 Please?

I know It would be a miracle but I thought I'd ask anyway. I know that Bill Malone has a set, but there's no way to get in touch with him.

Thanks

Tom :)
 

racprops

Sr Member
A few notes, one there was a couple of toy/models made that ran that size and one real nice one that ran 24 inches.

So I would say hunt one up and rework it.

And look for back issues of Cinefantastique, Issue: Volume 8 Number2/Volume 8 Number three.

It is a great issue on Forbidden Planer and has drawings of Robbys workings.

Rich
 

Howard

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I have one of the models Rich mentioned - the Masudaya 16" Robby - picked it up on eBay last year.
He's made from vinyl and is articulated at the waist, head, arms and wrists, and he comes apart at the waist.
I removed the 'record' and bulb which illuminated the speech grill at the front, as the record didn't work.
His legs are filled with plaster and there's plenty of room inside for electronics...


Howard.
 

dreamer7

New Member
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Try this site and talk to Fred Barton, He builds the full sized Robby's at Fred Barton Productions.
He may be able to help he's a good guy


tobor1701@earthlink.net
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Hello Keith,

I have talked to Fred both by e-mail and by phone in the past, and to be honest I've got nowhere. Sent him messages again a few weeks ago, no reply.

I do know or the Masudaya Robby 16" but they always go for extortionate amounts on e bay that's why I want to build my own.

I have also downloaded the article from Cinefantastique and the 2 drawings, but i need the rest of the set.

Thanks guys for all your Input

Tom
 

Rocketbobs

Well-Known Member
I have one sheet of real Robby prints. It is sheet #1 it has the full body elevation and some other details. It is very cool. It is kind of murky since it is so old. Here is a little tease.

 

dreamer7

New Member
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I have one sheet of real Robby prints. It is sheet #1 it has the full body elevation and some other details. It is very cool. It is kind of murky since it is so old. Here is a little tease.


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Hi Rocketbobs,

Yeah I have a copy of the same sheet, plus sheet 2 and 6 they're on this site

http://home.pacbell.net/thoemke1/robby-the...history-01.html

If these are in the public domain I'm sure the rest are somewhere,

Thanks

Tom
 
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