Chief Robotman

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  1. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Botstock Ii   

    If you're a collectible toy robot fan, heck if you just love robots, and you can make one trip for it all in a life time... this is it!

    I was at John's a few years ago when he was just into building the Robby Jeep, the Hut is amazing and I got to believe even more so now. The pictures on his site just do not do it justice.

    Careful though if you're the jealous type... this place will fill you with robot envy!!!
  2. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Changes, Stats And Winkie   



    Yes Brian... I have a few suggestions for your database script. Familiar with most Blogs as well. Drop me an email and we can discuss it.
  3. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Schwarz On The Skids   

    The problems are not unique to FAO... WalMart is putting the pinch on free enterprise with all toy outlets. FAO, KayBee, Toys- R-Us, and every mom and pop. This is happening to the point where toy manufacturers are making a bold move at the risk of angering WalMart. The big names will be making toys exclusively for Toys-R-Us and others so as to keep the competiveness and diversity alive in the market.

    Hopefully this may bring a little more magic back to these places.
  4. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Name Of Material?   



    What you are looking for is called "phenolic". From the San Diego Plastics site: Phenolic sheet is a hard, dense material made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper or glass cloth impregnated with synthetic resin. These layers of laminations are usually of cellulose paper, cotton fabrics, synthetic yarn fabrics, glass fabrics or unwoven fabrics. When heat and pressure are applied to the layers, a chemical reaction (polymerization) transforms the layers into a high-pressure thermosetting industrial laminated plastic. Info at: San Diego Plastics

    or thicker cut size grades at: US Plastics
  5. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Blue Chief Robot Man   

    Yes it was about 8 weeks ago. Actually if it was the same one you were looking at it went for less I got it for under $500 with shipping.
  6. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Female Server Droid Robot   

    An interesting line of thought. Robots are most often looked at as male in gender. Even those skirted ones. I guess since they equate with cold metal and no emotion, a substantive male trait; where as the feminine characteristics of being soft and sentimental are not inherent to mechanical men. Art and movies usually displays feminine robots as closer to their real human counterparts’ maybe to more closely mimic those female qualities.

    Besides I would think tin skirts would tend to chafe the thighs?
  7. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Blue Chief Robot Man   



    Good observation!

    I picked up the silver on eBay a month or so ago. I consider it a deal. I took a stab that what I was seeing in the photos was a little surface grime, and sure enough it cleaned up wonderfully with only a few minor scuffs and rubs. All the functions worked with the exception of the dome light, easily replace.

    I was a little leary not being able to see the battery box exposed, but as luck would have it, it was clean as a whistle. No rust anywhere on the guy to be found.

    Some people get discouraged from the appearance of a dusty toy, but if you can look beneath that, you may end up with a great find at a good price.
  8. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: F.a.o. Schwarz Catolog   

    I was just checking the Slinky Toy site and it looks like they extended the backorder date for Mr. Machine & Robert another 30 days untill November 15th.

    Must be Wal*Mart is blocking the harbor with Chinese pre Xmas deliveries? :rolleyes:
  9. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Smoking Robot Or Spaceman Oil?   

    Any light oil may do and will smoke. However you can play it safer and use an oil designed for model railroads that supposedly will not clog the wick. It may just be an expensive 3in1 with cedar aroma added but at least you know what its used for. Besides we all know where the price of oil is going! Smoke Fluid
  10. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Tin Litho Question   

    You may find this article interesting from artoodetoo.com



    Lithography itself is the process of printing to a flat surface from a negative plate seperating the oils on a continuous drum roll prcess or press.
  11. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: F.a.o. Schwarz Catolog   

    By the way... I spoke with Slinky Toys and they're pretty positive that the stock of robots will be received by mid October. However they said if you place an order online at this time your credit card will be charged since their online order system does not handle backorders.
  12. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: F.a.o. Schwarz Catolog   

    Robert the Robot and Mr. Machine are being sold by Slinky Toys at their website under the Ideal® Classics brand.

    Mr. Machine and Robert the Robot are both being listed for $99.00 US. They show a backorder notice unitl October 15th.

    Link: Ideal Classics
  13. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Robby The Robot Center Fold   

    John.... I hope your website has seen a little bounce in visitors. I sent an email to SERVO Magazine recommending you and your website. They printed the email as the first letter in their August Bio-Feedback section along with the Huts web address.
  14. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Science Fiction Museum   

    Ditto on the HUT.... where else in this world can you hug your favorite robot?!
  15. Chief Robotman added a post in a topic: Chief Robotman   

    I have a fondness for this robot myself... good luck on the restorations!

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