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Who wants to own Robby the Robot?
Topic Started: Nov 10 2017, 10:27 PM (108 Views)
Fantomas
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Here's your chance on Nov. 21:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24465/lot/1070/

They expect the sale price to be in the low-to-mid-seven figures, which is, I believe, somewhere north of a million dollars. A bit steep, but you'll be the envy of your neighbors. And it's "fully operational."

If that's too much for you, look what you can get for a few thousand. I know Gravy will be interested:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24309/lot/392/?category=list&length=100&page=4
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Frank Hale
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There was an amusing article about Robby in today's NYT also:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/design/robby-the-robot-auction-bonhams.html?_r=0
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Fantomas
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Well, Robby was scooped up for $5.375 million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/arts/design/robot-from-forbidden-planet-breaks-auction-records.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmovies&action=click&contentCollection=movies&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
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The Batman
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I wasn't going to bid over $4 million.

Hopefully it went to a museum or some other entertainment entity that will publicly display this piece of film history. I haven't read the article yet.



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