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Republic Robot Project

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laserman

Hey Brian, don't get on Alphadrome much any more since I have been focusing on 1:6 scifi action figures. I see you did a round version of Republic Robot. Looks cool!!!  Would be interested in learning what your plans are going forward for production, as I had a version in development to go with my coming Republic Pictures ("Radar Men from the Moon" spacemen and "Purple Monster" Martian) serials action figures. Don't want to duplicate someone else.

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Brian..

Sounds interesting. laserman. What exactly are you planning?

 

Well, I've done most of the work so I will offer this in the near future.  I thought about producing a smaller version but the more I look at it, the more I like the big 14 inch original. That will tie up the printers for a long time, though.

 

I'm currently working on adding the detail that breaks up those large panels. The computer struggles to handle nearly a thousand rivets!

 

 

 

 

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laserman

Brian, I will PM you more about this. Essentially, I have been working on preparing a action figure line for my business from the Republic SciFi serials. Commando Cody has already been done by others. But there are quite a few other intriguing characters (in addition to the water heater robot) that have a cult following. Bob Burns, of "Bob's Basement" television show fame, has been helping me with source material on the costumes and props.

My robot version was to be 1:6 scale (roughly the size of your 14 inch version). He, unlike yours was going to be just pose-able with lights. yet static. I have some elements of mine started, but have been preoccupied with other product lines. I  really do like yours and his movement better--  I do want to buy one!!   Are you going to make yours more oval in shape vs round like the Serial version?

My website is: www.bobstoyboxstudios.com   which shows what I have been working on. 

 

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Brian..

That's an impressive box. Your plans sound exciting.

 

I knew about the oval shape but this presented a problem. Basically it's either oval with fewer rivets or round with lots of rivets. They are applied using an automation process that works on circles but is a bugger on ovals. I will try to get a more authentic shape but for me it's not a deal breaker. Most people don't even realise it's oval.

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laserman

Brian,

Any progress on the Republic Robot?

I'd be interested in yours as my project got stalled for other tasks.

Bob

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It's 90% complete but, like you, I'm busy working on other projects.

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