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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a thing here on UK BBC radio, called 'Where Are They Now?'

This is for people trying to trace a long lost friend or ex-girlfriend/boyfriend, or a family member they've lost contact with. Details of where they once lived or worked are read out and then sometimes people are reunited. It's a rather nice concept.

Anyway... I was thinking that perhaps in the I WANT IT ALL! memorabilia book we could do a NOTW Robots Where Are They Now. I mean of course those wonderful old grey (person size) promo robots of 1977.

I would love to hear from anyone who has a robot, no matter what condition. Great, bad, terrible, battered to Hell!!!

Where did they all end up?? What are they doing now?? how many ended up in dustbins, attics, garages, sheds, married, divorced, in prison, on bonfires, or in the old album promotional shop in the sky??

Even if you know where one ended up but you don't have it now, it would be good to know. But most of all I'd like a photo or two of the surviving robots.

Brian May has one. My friend in Holland has one. A guy in Belgium was selling a FAB condition one a few years ago.

Please write to me with your Robot anecdotes, updates, photos, to gb.queen_archive@btinternet.com Please title your email NOTW ROBOT, otherwise it will be filtered away by my spam filter.

By the way... I CANNOT find one single photo on the internet to direct you at - for those of you unsure about what I'm referring to.

Thanks


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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe you mean something, like that:

http://www.queenfcg.de/forumneu/viewtopic.php?t=3087


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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow..I'd never seen those before. They're kinda creepy looking. ;-)

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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:


By the way... I CANNOT find one single photo on the internet to direct you at - for those of you unsure about what I'm referring to.

Thanks


Can you not take a pic of your friend's one, or of Brian's??

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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seeing one in HMV in Glasgow 1977 - scary! - Ran away to my mother!!


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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tim June... Well done. Excellent!!!!! Yes that's it. MANY thanks.


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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not official promo material but this one looks cool too: http://www.nurple.com/modelkits/god-of-the-robots.html

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Posted: 28 Apr 08, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seeing one on eBay a while back, but I can't find anything on it now. It had been relisted several times cause the postage was so much.


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Posted: 28 Apr 08, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This one is in Paris : Monster Melody Shop. The red record holder frame is still part of the robot ! I took this picture in 2002. I went to see it again in 2005 and it was still alive and holding !! :P

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/2791/robotux3.jpg


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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?

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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?


To start saving is a good way to begin researches :P


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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if the late Frank Kelly Freas, the creator of the robot, ever signed off on these. It's his signature character and all.


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Posted: 05 May 08, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's just horrific! o.o


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Posted: 05 May 08, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?


Just connect the "emotion chip" and you should have plenty of fun.

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Posted: 05 May 08, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?


If I'm not mistaking the French shop wants around 1500+ euro's for it.

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Posted: 06 May 08, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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pittrek wrote:

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?


If I'm not mistaking the French shop wants around 1500+ euro's for it.
Really ? That's not too much. Do you know some way how to contact them ?

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Posted: 07 May 08, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font size="1">Ðon Gerolamo</font> wrote:

pittrek wrote:

Oh my god I just fell in love with a robot ! I REALLY want it / him . Any ideas how to get it ?


If I'm not mistaking the French shop wants around 1500+ euro's for it.


I don't know if he really wants to sell it. There's no pricetag on it. The owner of this shop always been a strange chap and he said each time different prices to discourage most of us. The Name of the shop is MONSTER MELODY, in Paris. More details can be found in google.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 20:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rare or not, I think those things are fucking ugly. I'd rather have a Freddie Mercury cardboard cut out!


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Posted: 07 May 08, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ANAGRAMER:

"I remember seeing one in HMV in Glasgow 1977 - scary! - Ran away to my mother!!"

I remember seeing it too.. but the Record Store at the time was "Listen".


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Posted: 11 May 08, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I worked for E.M.I (manchester sq )in the 80's and took one of the robots home with me on the tube.I kept it in my bedroom for years then it went into the attic and we left it there when we moved.
I often wonder if it's still up there and if the current owners would think i was mad if i asked to look in their loft for a 5ft tall plastic robot!