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#9 SarasotaRobby

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE(robothunter @ Apr 30 2008, 09:08 AM) View Post
Scott,
On a very personal note and for totally seflish reasons, is there any chance that I could ask you to either post here, or directly email to me, more photos of what is clearly a Fred Barton Robby The Robot.
I've got two Full-sized B-9 that I built myself when I was an active member of the B-9 Robot Builder's Club and I think they're among the best I've ever seen! ver seen! Can yu tell I'm a proud Papa? LOL!) and a full-sized Robby built by John Rigg. And although Rigg'd Robby id trully amazing in its total dedication to detail, it lacks some of the "Hollywood Jazziness" of a Barton Robby. I've owned R2-D2's and C-3PO's built by Fred and his stuff is just amazing. And after over ten years of trying to justify the expense, I think I'm about ready t go order a genuine Fred Barton Robby. So any close up hotos, as well as your comments and thoughts would be so helpfull to me. Thanks again for your help. Please email to:

mechanizedrobot (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

thanks again in advance or all youe help!!!! wink.gif


Hi,
I'll try and get some better shots of my Robby. He is indeed a Fred Barton Robby. My B9 is a very, very early Fred Barton built robot, which replaced the Dewey Howard B9 (Dewey's #2 robot) I had before. The Maria is from Volker Strauss.

I was in Hollywood a couple years back at the DeMille Barn for a retrospective featuring Bob Kinoshita. Mr. Kinoshita, as you know, is credited with designing Robby, B9 the C57-D saucer and such. The talk featured Mr. Kinoshita recollecting his role in the design of Robby, with several stars of Forbidden Planet there to give glimpses of what it was like to work on that film. Bob Mays was there to talk about his time inside B9, and another stunt man talked about his time in Robby for one of the Twilight Zone episodes. But the main reason I flew out there was Bill Mallone and the real Robby were going to be there. I basked in all that was Robbyness for an evening, got my picture with Robby, with Mr. Kinoshita, got some cool shots of an original Twilight Zone Robby head, and finally met Fred Barton as well. I have a picture of Fred, Bill and Bob together, kind of a Robby Trinity...
The thing that struck me from just standing there soaking in the original Robby was just how much it looked like the one in my house. Other than my Robby is a lot glossier than a robot meant for studio lights, they look damn close to identical.

I'll post some more images, smaller in size this time so I don't bog down the page. And I'll email you some direct.
Scott
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

Wellcome to Alphadrome SRobby,,A nice robot collection, The big robots infront of the glass bricks look jaw droppingly good,,,,,,I would love to have a Fred Barton Robby,it's the shipping costs to England that I'm guessing would be really scary......
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

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Wellcome to Alphadrome SRobby,,A nice robot collection, The big robots infront of the glass bricks look jaw droppingly good,,,,,,I would love to have a Fred Barton Robby,it's the shipping costs to England that I'm guessing would be really scary......


Thanks!
Yes, there was a fellow in England that had 8 foot Seaview submarines. I really wanted one but the shipping was far more than the model. Robby comes in three pieces...I wonder if he was sent separately it would be any less painful.....

Here is a couple shots of my Robby before he left the International Headquarters of Fred Barton Productions. Note the full sized Time Machine behind him, as seen on the Big Bang show mentioned in another thread.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:13 PM

Here's my previous B9 (As seen on the cover of a UK Sci Fi Modeling magazine----without friend).
See, chicks do dig robots.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:41 PM

Wow! Look at that...

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:11 AM

I'm starting to really like this thread !!!! That Robby is just amazing !!!! The sheen. tongue.gif

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:55 AM

QUOTE(Eagle @ May 1 2008, 09:11 PM) View Post
I'm starting to really like this thread !!!! That Robby is just amazing !!!! The sheen. tongue.gif


Well, here's my 42" Martian War Machine waiting to be hung. It is pretty shiney too. I figured if it is supposed to be an alien metal, I can make it as shiney as I want. In the background you can see an as yet unpainted 4 foot Jupiter 2.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:07 AM

Here's a cool little space vehicle of mine I'd like to get more info on and possibly have someone get it running/ add replacement tracks. It is sort of a space tow truck. The back winch assembly moves back and forward on a track by moving one crank. The hook lowers and raises with another crank. There is a crew of four on the inside of the cabin, with some control room graphics on the back wall. It has rubber tracks which have deteriorated in recent years. I think the headlights worked. There is still one crew man on the back deck, but holes for at least two more. In addition there are four small holes in the corners of the windshield that may have had trim attached. I have seen it one other time with the aforementioned missing crewmen present. No markings other than Made in Japan. I bought this a while back, purely on the styling. It reminds me of those classic Chris Craft cabin cruisers in the cabin area, and the tailight assembly is pure 50's Detroit.
Any info would be appreciated.
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