K-Tel’s Music Machine

While digging around in the local record store, I ran across this gem: K-Tel’s Music Machine.


What caught my attention of course was Robby the Robot. For those of you who don’t know, Robby the Robot made his film debut in the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.


Based on his appearance on a bad K-Tel compilation album, you have to think Robby hit hard times somewhere in the 1970s.

I assumed that K-Tel had used a stock photo of Robby the Robot for the cover of their album, but no — apparently, Robby was actually involved in the marketing of the album. Don’t believe me?

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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