Original Robby the Robot suit up for auction


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/06/original-robby-the-robot-suit.html


#2

Getting ready to take a hammer to the piggy bank.

Hard to believe, according to the auction site, it was originally built for $100,000 in the 50’s.


#3

Unless it includes the small gentleman who worked the device from inside, it’s not a complete original. :wink:

I have an old Gregg Press hardbound edition of the novelization with a lot of photos from the production, one of which shows the guy popping out while they are between takes.


#4

Saw a good article some years back that ID’d and listed all the really big robots and this guy was number one on the list.
I do believe they said he was made out mahogany


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#6

Sadly, Frankie Darro died in 1976 at the age of 59 (imdb). However, this might make him more compliant with your requirement for ‘complete original’.


#7

Who says money can’t buy happiness?..


#8

Depends on him still being in mint condition…a lot of mint would be needed I suspect.


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Selling in the 70s

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