Surely everyone loves a robot?! Whether it be Wall-E or D.A.R.Y.L, 3PO or R2D2, we all have our favourites. Maybe it's the original Robocop! (Let's not mention the remake.) I bet for many it's those three cuties Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Silent Running. Whatever of whoever they are, like I say, everyone loves a robot. Especially Rocketship Weird Retro's co-pilot Xav. He's going through a big robot phase at the moment. Various robot based movies are on constant repeat on our TV. We've played the Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots we got off eBay to death, since it arrived 2 days ago. We built a robot out of toilet rolls, yoghurt pots and other boxes. It's robot central on the rocketship at the moment. So feeding off the obsessions of our 3 year old co-pilot, Weird Retro will be running a robot themed season during the month. And to get things kicked off, I've posted some links to robot related posts we've run so far.
Those Toys You Wanted, And The Ones You Got!!! - Childhood dreams shattered by poor parental purchases.
From The Archives: God Jesus Robot (1985) - A battery operated romantic fortune-telling robot produced by Bandai. Think a Magic 8-Ball with hearts and flowers.
Toys: Guile & Ryu Street Fighter II Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (1993) - Capcom licensed a lot of products for the Street Fighter series of arcade and console games. This is by far the best.
Love It Or hate It? Heartbeeps (1981) - A bizarre Andy Kaufman romantic robot comedy. Well known for Kaufman offering to refund anyone that had seen it, it was considered so bad.