I Wanted that Alpha Bits’ Robot!

I wanted a robot so bad when I was younger. Since their was very little chance of one showing up at my family home unexpected I took to entering contests and building simple ones from scrounged motors and cardboard boxes. When I wrapped them in tinfoil and the light was just right and you squinted they were glorious to behold. Right up to the moment they tapped gently into a wall and fell completely to pieces.

I think I can trace my robot mania to a two sources outside of Star Wars:

Roboz from Riptide:
roboz

and of course the Robot from Rocky IV…Happy Birthday Paulie

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2 thoughts on “I Wanted that Alpha Bits’ Robot!

  1. Riptide? Huh?

    When did Justin Long, Tom Selleck, Seinfeld’s Papi and a Cyborg San Diego Chicken ever star in an action/adventure series?

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