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Where's Wall-E?

Better yet, how many of the 181 robots can you name?

Technically proficient illustration by Richard Sargent.
posted by Mike Mongo (170 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
Where's Willie?
posted by weston at 8:40 PM on August 18, 2011


Related...
posted by Huck500 at 8:42 PM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


awwww! they have the vending bot from Wallace & Grommit's Grand Day Out.
btw, i did find him :)
posted by liza at 8:43 PM on August 18, 2011


Yeah, I'm pretty sure EVE would give Bender that look... seconds before she blasted him.
posted by ShawnStruck at 8:43 PM on August 18, 2011


I am so old the only one I recognize is #2 from Lost in Space.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:48 PM on August 18, 2011


Awesome, but I'm disappointed at the lack of Hedonism Bot and the Robot Devil. (It's not like anybody would've missed the godawful Marvin from the H2G2 movie abomination.)
posted by Gator at 8:48 PM on August 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


btw, am disappointed there's no GLaDOS or those two cute bots from Portals2
posted by liza at 8:49 PM on August 18, 2011


liza, check out 84
posted by SAC at 8:51 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is 89 from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine? That's an out-of-left-field inclusion.
posted by painquale at 8:51 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


disappointed there's no GLaDOS or those two cute bots from Portals2

You're not looking hard enough.
posted by P.o.B. at 8:53 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is #46 from Sleeper, the Woody Allen movie? Also, #120 is from my era. Jetsons.

Is there a key somewhere to the answers?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:55 PM on August 18, 2011


It's not like anybody would've missed the godawful Marvin from the H2G2 movie abomination

I would have
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 8:55 PM on August 18, 2011


Robots shouldn't make me cry so much.

I'm talking to you, Rosie. Because Wall-E certainly didn't make me cry. Not even a little bit.
posted by Apropos of Something at 8:55 PM on August 18, 2011


I'm seeing lots of robots, but I'm not seeing Boilerplate. Is he there, somewhere?

Aside from that, this is the raddest mass of robots I've ever seen, and the fact that I feel the need to ask about Boilerplate just shows how much I like it and want another one of my favorite robots to be included.
posted by redsparkler at 8:59 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


@SAC

aaaaaack! can't believe i missed it :D

btw, millenium man? ewwww
posted by liza at 9:00 PM on August 18, 2011


...Okay, maybe I'm just not seeing him, but you'd think Astro Boy would be important enough to include.
posted by wanderingmind at 9:01 PM on August 18, 2011


Where's Wall-E at? Where the fuck is Wall-E? String. String! Look at me! Where the fuck is Wall-E? Huh?
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 9:04 PM on August 18, 2011 [12 favorites]


My goodness, just when i thought I'd stumped him, he went and included GOG (#55). Awesome.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:05 PM on August 18, 2011


Perfect replacement for my cursed Hellboy wallpaper! Love the robotic Bill & Ted.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:06 PM on August 18, 2011


...Okay, maybe I'm just not seeing him, but you'd think Astro Boy would be important enough to include.

... and the Iron Giant. I'm glad GIR, Kryten, Tom Servo, and Nomad are in it, though.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:06 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love it!
posted by rebent at 9:07 PM on August 18, 2011


I have to admit that I squealed a bit when I saw Bubo. Bubo!
posted by Gator at 9:09 PM on August 18, 2011


the iron giant *IS* there.
no astro boy but there's frigging TIN MAN from Wizard of Oz 0_o
posted by liza at 9:11 PM on August 18, 2011


Also Tiktok (from the OZ books)!
posted by Gator at 9:12 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is #33 supposed to be Ultraman or what?

you'd think Astro Boy would be important enough to include.

Which is odd because they included Big Guy #59 from Miller's Big Guy and Rusty which is based on him.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:12 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Which is odd because they included Big Guy #59 from Miller's Big Guy and Rusty which is based on him.

oh god I love Big Guy so much
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:13 PM on August 18, 2011


I'm happy they put Robot Jones in there. Others I liked/got: Calculon, the Joan Rivers-voiced android from Spaceballs, a Transformer, the robot cat and mouse from a Chuck Jones-era Tom & Jerry cartoon, Twikki, Kryten, Clank, the robot from Yo Gabba Gabba, 7-Zark-7, H.E.R.B.I.E., B.O.B. and Maximilian, the Robot from Lost in Space, Robbie the Robot, robot Maria, the dog-droid from the original Battlestar Galactica, one of the robots from The Matrix, K-9 (two versions?), the Android mascot, Bubo from Clash of the Titans (but isn't he more of a magical construct, like a golem, than a robot?), Marvins old and new, Rosie the Maid, Tom Servo, Robotman, GIR, the main character from that teenage robot show (I've only seen like ten seconds of it), Ultraman, Jimmy Neutron's dog, R2D2 and C3P0, Rodney Copperbottom, The Tin Man (also more of a magical construct), robot Bill and Ted, what I think is one of the little robots from Batteries Not Included, Sam (from Sesame Street) Conky 2000, a Dalek, the robot butler from Sleeper, what I think is ED 209, Thundercleese, Bender and EVE (took me a while to pick them out), and I think I see Robin William's character from Bicentennial Man in there.

There's about a dozen more that sort of ring a bell but I can't place.
posted by JHarris at 9:13 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Holy crap, Robot Jones!
posted by 1adam12 at 9:13 PM on August 18, 2011


Ratchet! Ratchet & Clank is so good.

I don't think the Daleks are technically robots though.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:14 PM on August 18, 2011


And Box from Logan's Run? Wowza, some of these are way obscure.
posted by 1adam12 at 9:17 PM on August 18, 2011


I don't think the Daleks are technically robots though.

There are a few of them in there that are not robots. They also include Bad Robot, which is Abram's production company logo and is like a three second clip. Which hardly gets a pass.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:17 PM on August 18, 2011


Is #33 supposed to be Ultraman or what?

That's Jet Jaguar, an Ultraman knock-off who got booted to second-billing in is own intro (and outro) movie.

Granted, his co-star was Godzilla, so it's understandable.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:18 PM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Heeeeeeeere we go.
posted by Gator at 9:18 PM on August 18, 2011


#6 -- Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still
#71 -- Necron-99 from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards
posted by Nomyte at 9:29 PM on August 18, 2011


790!
posted by P.o.B. at 9:29 PM on August 18, 2011


the robot cat and mouse from a Chuck Jones-era Tom & Jerry cartoon

this one totally warmed my heart
posted by neuromodulator at 9:32 PM on August 18, 2011


Telebugs! (142, 143) Damned if the name for number 162 isn't coming to me.
posted by fragmede at 9:33 PM on August 18, 2011


It seems the killer robot to service robot ratio is rather low.

My point is that killer robots always brighten up anything, so you generally should have more of them in whatever you make.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:35 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


So where _is_ Wall-E then? Damned if I can find him. :|
posted by the cydonian at 9:36 PM on August 18, 2011


#11 is an hilarious inclusion.

(suɐıʇɹɐɯ ǝɥʇ sɹǝnbuoɔ snɐןɔ ɐʇuɐs ɯoɹɟ ʇoqoɹ ǝɥʇ s,ʇı)
posted by ShutterBun at 9:36 PM on August 18, 2011


Never mind, just found him.
posted by the cydonian at 9:37 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, sexy mama. Wanna kill all humans?
posted by Gator at 9:37 PM on August 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


WALL-E is in the lower left corner next to some other goofy looking shorties.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:37 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


That big red bastard (4) with the spinning blade hands from The Black Hole still creeps me the fuck out.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:38 PM on August 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


I can't find The Iron Giant, I can't find Daft Punk, and I can't find Pin*bot. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
posted by aubilenon at 9:40 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


It doesn't seem like any Transformers made the cut either.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:41 PM on August 18, 2011


OK, we've found WALL-E. Now where the hell is Johnny Five?
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:41 PM on August 18, 2011


Ha! Found him!
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:42 PM on August 18, 2011


Thank you for this. It ruined my evening as we have spent the past hour trying to name all of them. Pretty cool!
posted by pink candy floss at 9:42 PM on August 18, 2011


Horselover Phattie, check out the top right corner.

ShutterBun: Nothing can stop Torg!
posted by JHarris at 9:43 PM on August 18, 2011


It doesn't seem like any Transformers made the cut either.

#32
posted by P.o.B. at 9:43 PM on August 18, 2011


Oh, that dopey grinning one right above the Star Wars prequel drone? Which Autobot is that?
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:45 PM on August 18, 2011


I'm surprised to see C-3PO arm-in-arm with Robot Maria from Metropolis. Not the match-up I would've made (but 3PO looks rather surprised himself).
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:46 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Whither Lieutenant Commander Data?
posted by Sys Rq at 9:46 PM on August 18, 2011


Immediately looked for huey, duey & louis. Cool.
posted by parki at 9:48 PM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I think they covered the spread here folks. It obviously doesn't have every single robot that's made an appearance in pop culture. Although I did just find another logo with the green Droid.

Not the match-up I would've made

I'd have to agree, because she would probably take C3PO apart as soon as she got the chance. I'm still enjoying the fact that Rosie from The Jetsons is giving that guy from Heavy Metal the full whatfor.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:50 PM on August 18, 2011


#27 has to be Tobor the Great.
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:50 PM on August 18, 2011


Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? He's #97!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:54 PM on August 18, 2011


I believe #105 is that god-awful robot from Rocky IV. Good grief.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:54 PM on August 18, 2011


Yay Sam the Robot!
posted by jazon at 9:54 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ah! There's Jonny Five, right next to the T-800. I knew he was in there.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:55 PM on August 18, 2011


My goodness. #105... is the the robot from Rocky IV?
posted by borborygmi at 9:56 PM on August 18, 2011


8 - robot monster
29 - tachikoma from ghost in the shell
21 - robot cop from THX 1138
posted by clockworkjoe at 9:56 PM on August 18, 2011


Any robot with boxing gloves for hands is all right in my book.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:57 PM on August 18, 2011


21 - the republic robot from several films and serials
posted by clockworkjoe at 9:57 PM on August 18, 2011


I totally thought 100 was Pimpbot from Ice Pirates for a second.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:58 PM on August 18, 2011


I could probably get at least half of these but I should stop now before I get obsessed.
posted by clockworkjoe at 10:00 PM on August 18, 2011


IQ-9 from Star Blazers! The evil robot dog from Wallace and Gromit's "A Close Shave"!
posted by Gator at 10:00 PM on August 18, 2011


Now that I'm looking a little closer, I think this is the real question here: Is Wall-E going doggy style on K-9?
posted by P.o.B. at 10:03 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love that he included Bubo the owl from Clash Of The Titans.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:04 PM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is Wall-E going doggy style on K-9?

OK, I'm not alone. That's reassuring.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:06 PM on August 18, 2011


Meanwhile Bender is making a move on his girl.
posted by P.o.B. at 10:08 PM on August 18, 2011


7-zark-7 from battle of the planets... Conky 2000 from Pee-Wee's playhouse... T-Bot from MASK... These were good robots.
posted by borborygmi at 10:09 PM on August 18, 2011


What is the name of the floating head in the hand of the "Teenage Robot" (101 and 102)? Can't remember it or the name of the batshit crazy show it was in... aarrgghh...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:11 PM on August 18, 2011


790
posted by P.o.B. at 10:13 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, and Lexx
posted by P.o.B. at 10:13 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seeing all these beloved bots in one place has made me realize how much I've anthropomorphized throughout my life.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:14 PM on August 18, 2011


I am happy to see kryten there, but what about the scutters, or talkie toaster?
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:14 PM on August 18, 2011


5_13_23_42_69_666: #172 middle bottom
posted by fragmede at 10:17 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait a second here, I was thinking that was a Go-Bot in the upper left there (34), but is that guy from the cartoon where the kid would turn into a car?
posted by P.o.B. at 10:18 PM on August 18, 2011


aHEM the Big Guy is not a robot but rather a battlesuit with a human inside!

THIS WORK IS THEREBY WORTHLESS

BURN IT ALLLLLL DOOWWWWWWN
posted by mightygodking at 10:23 PM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Just now realized that I probably should have said, "I'VE BEEN ANTHROPOMORPHIZING ALL MY LIFE!"
posted by iamkimiam at 10:29 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am in love with this. Anyone see Peepo? Or maybe Beba II?

Count me among those who can't seem to find the Iron Giant, contrary to one of the posts above asserting his inclusion.
posted by azaner at 10:32 PM on August 18, 2011


Cybermen have brains and a CNS. Daleks have aliens inside. The Tin Man is... well, I don't know. Some of those are sentient which also wouldn't exactly make them bots either, but what I really want to know is who the hell is that diamond crystal guy? #166? Is he a robot?

Also, I think I found about five 'droids from the Star Wars franchise, but NO IRON GIANT!

IT'S BURNINATING TIME
posted by P.o.B. at 10:33 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


A helpful resource
posted by ShutterBun at 10:44 PM on August 18, 2011


Here is Wikipedia's list of fictional robots.
posted by painquale at 10:44 PM on August 18, 2011


What, no H.E.L.P.eR.?
posted by ErikaB at 10:45 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


No Beemo or N.E.P.T.R.? Oh well. Still the best picture or a lot of robots ever.
posted by cthuljew at 10:48 PM on August 18, 2011


ATTENTION:

I just found this link where it says:
Win a signed poster print of Richard's 'Where's WALL-E?' art! How many robots can you identify? Use the guide picture to name as many as you can. The most correct robots will win a poster. Answers to richard@hopewellstudios.com. Closing date for entries 31st August 2011.
We seem to be inadvertently crowdsourcing an entry for that contest. If we collectively win, can we split the poster 130,000 ways? (even just among the mefites participating in this thread, we'd be cutting it down to 2-3 bots each)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:55 PM on August 18, 2011


The rat thing was in there. You just have to look fast for it.
posted by hal9k at 10:56 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Holy shit: Ludwig, Most obscure robot EVAR: http://www.toonhound.com/ludwig.htm
posted by schwa at 11:00 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I should clarify that my comment was meant completely tongue-in-cheek (although there isn't a H.E.L.P.eR., or not one that I can find) and that I think this illustration is incredibly awesome!
posted by ErikaB at 11:06 PM on August 18, 2011


oh yea! thanks fragmede!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:09 PM on August 18, 2011


No Serge Graystone? I am disappoint.

(Actually, I love this post. Found a Cyberman!)
posted by Space Kitty at 11:11 PM on August 18, 2011


Is 172 a scutter?

I was disappointed that H.E.L.P.eR. wasn't #83, but then I saw Alpha from Power Rangers. Ay-yi-yi!
posted by Kaleidolia at 11:19 PM on August 18, 2011


147 is V.I.N.C.E.N.T., not B.O.B.. 146 is Evil Edna from Will O' The Wisp. This thing has so many triggers for childhood memories.
posted by cardboard at 11:24 PM on August 18, 2011


Spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out who the egg-shaped fellow playing the violin was, as I was sure I remembered the cartoons from childhood. Schwa beat me to the punch! That's Ludwig (#166)
posted by ShutterBun at 11:46 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


148: Bad robot! Nice.
posted by elphTeq at 12:12 AM on August 19, 2011


I'm really interested in how many of these I look at and go, "Hey, it's that one from that thing!" But I can't place more than that, it's just that my brain still has all these connections to characters from things I only saw once, or I only saw when I was a kid, so that now I'm like, "Oh, robot from that thing my aunt taped for my mom that we still had on a copied VHS when I was eight and I got chicken pox!"
posted by gracedissolved at 12:25 AM on August 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


The M.A.R.K. 13, from Hardware! YES! (to the left of that little fellow from the new Portal game)
posted by coolxcool=rad at 12:41 AM on August 19, 2011


Ah ha, he's included Evil Edna the Television!
posted by pharm at 1:21 AM on August 19, 2011


I don't know who that big Transformer is, but Wheelie (from TF2&3) is sitting on his arm.

If I was hoping for certain robots to be included, I would hope for Max from Flight of the Navigator.

Also, where's R.O.B.?
posted by XhaustedProphet at 1:23 AM on August 19, 2011


"Hey, it's that one from that thing!"

Yeah, I'd say about half of these I could name without a problem. Another quarter I recognized, and that last quarter I had to rack my brain a little or just didn't know. Like just now, I remembered Chopping Mall. #144 is a Killbot. Space Camp! #110 is Jinx.

The M.A.R.K. 13, from Hardware! YES!

For the life of me! I could not remember the name of that movie. Great first half, then... meh.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:25 AM on August 19, 2011


There is ED209. The world is good.
posted by TrinsicWS at 1:40 AM on August 19, 2011


I don't know who that big Transformer is, but Wheelie (from TF2&3) is sitting on his arm.

IIRC, that was one of the "smaller" Transformers. Just going off a hunch I looked it up, and yeah they're both Wheelie. One from the cartoon, and one from the movie.

I would hope for Max from Flight of the Navigator.

I'm pretty sure it's #107
posted by P.o.B. at 1:40 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is great. Clearly a family orientated illustration, but I still feel like Kryten should be vacuuming something.

Also, both Marvins (old and new) make an appearance, along with old and new cylons. The tin man is clearly not a robot, as in not a mechanical man. He is rather a man with a tin body. Or maybe a tin body animated by a human soul. Or something like that. Tiktok, on the other hand, is entirely mechanical.

That big red bastard (4) with the spinning blade hands from The Black Hole Maximillian. Can't remember the name of the little egg-shaped guy from the same film, though. Wait, it's Vincent.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 2:08 AM on August 19, 2011


The tin man is clearly not a robot, as in not a mechanical man

Gotta beg to differ there. He was made by human hands, and is therefore an automaton, of sorts. Even the heart he eventually gets is mechanical.
posted by ShutterBun at 2:22 AM on August 19, 2011


Nomyte: #6 -- Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still

Barry B. Palindromer: Clearly a family orientated illustration


Probably why this isn't #6, instead of Gort.

(I know, I know, they've got the old model at #113, and the new model of the Centurion at #57, but it would still have been good for a giggle.)
posted by tzikeh at 2:24 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


From what I can see, they have four BSG robots in there. Including the Butler from Caprica and the dog from the old series.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:39 AM on August 19, 2011


Why on earth is there a 'Henry' vacuum cleaner in this?

Middle-bottom, next to K9...
posted by metaxa at 3:24 AM on August 19, 2011


Personally, I think the game should have been "Where's Wesley", and the answer would be everyone except Mr. Butlertron.

Of course, then we'd have to accept that a name given to a robot counts as a canonical reference to that robot no matter who gives it the name or how many people use said name. On the other hand, I'm willing to believe that we all live in a universe of Mr. Butlertron's dreaming.

...actually, now I'm sad. I want that to be true.
posted by Lemurrhea at 3:28 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


The reddit thread has a pretty full list of where they are all from.

I'm not that bothered about a signed version but I would so like this as a poster.
posted by Z303 at 4:24 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, FFS, of course they do! Well, here's what I put together which isn't as exhaustive and it got late on me so I got tired of racking my brain for some of these. If you guys want to finish out the list go for it. Or, ya know, just head over to Reddit and check their list.

2 - Robot B-9
4 - Maximilian
6 - Gort
8 - Robot Monster
10 - Hector
14 - Ed-209
18 - T-800
19 - Johnny Five
21 - Android/Robot Police
28 - Robot(Zathura)
29 - Tachikoma
30 - Dot Matrix
31 - Wheelie
32 - Wheelie
33 - Jet Jaguar(Ultraman)
34 - Scooter
35 - Robot Bill
36 - Robot Ted
38 - Kryten
40 - Box
42 - Robby the Robot
43 - ABC War Robot
45 - Battle Droid
46 - Robot Butler
47 - Maria(Machine-Man)
48 - C3PO
50 - Rodney Copperbottom
55 - Gog
57 - Cylon
58 - ?(Specialist from A.I.?)
59 - Big Guy
60 - Cybermen
61 - Cybermen
63 - Mr. Butlertron
64 - Sentinel
68 - M.A.R.K. 13
70 - Calculon
71 - Necron 99/Peace
75 - Sonny
76 - Bicentennial Man
77 - Bender
78 - Eve
79 - Tin Man
84 - Atlas
87 - Bubo
94 - Dalek
97- Robot Jones
99 - Cooker
102 - 790
103 - IQ-9
105 - SICO
106 - Marvin
107 - Max
110 - Jinx
113 - Cylon
116 - Droid
118 - Fix-It
119 - Marvin
120 - Rosie
121 - Robot(Heavy Metal -
128 - K-9
129 - Wall-E
130 - Serge
138 - Conky 2000
139 - Sam the Robot
140 - Muffit
144 - Killbot
145 - Robot Chicken
147 - Vincent
148 - Bad Robot
149 - K-9
150 - Numatic Henry Xtra Vacuum
156 - Tom Servo
157 - Twiki
158 - Dr. Theopolis
160 - MSE-6
165 - R2D2
166 - Ludwig
posted by P.o.B. at 4:38 AM on August 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


That's not a dog, it's a daggit.

I am terrible -- TERRIBLE -- at these.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:41 AM on August 19, 2011


Dalaks are not robots. They are, in effect, weaponized wheelchairs.
And Walle is next to the Cylon.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 4:41 AM on August 19, 2011


Oh DUH, I didn't click on the first link, I thought everyone was recognizing all these guys off the silhouette key which was kind of making me feel stupid. Looking at the full colour image is now way too easy.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:44 AM on August 19, 2011


It looks like I got possibly two that Reddit didn't get yet. I'm happy about that at least, considering their list is just about done.
posted by P.o.B. at 4:45 AM on August 19, 2011


I love how many obscure robots were in the mix.

The fact that Gog was in there, the multi-armed monster of one of my most joyously traumatic childhood movie experiences (OMG they froze that guy and then he BROKE!) made me scream just a little bit.
posted by sonascope at 5:15 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


#154 is Sgt. Bash from Robot Wars UK. I'm a little disappointed they didn't include Matilda - I mean, mutant robot dinosaur with a chainsaw tail? What's not to love?

#178 is a DRD from Farscape, made famous by their ability to sing the 1812 overture.
posted by fight or flight at 5:20 AM on August 19, 2011


Hedonism bot was invited for the portrait, but he just spent all of his time at craft services.
posted by drezdn at 5:36 AM on August 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Anything that includes Mr. Butlertron warms my heart, I wish there was a Scud too though.
posted by drezdn at 5:37 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just to add to the list (if that is indeed the goal at this point) if for no other reason than to show those Reddit folks who's boss. (haven't looked at their list yet)

#7 is Chani from "Devil Girl From Mars"
#9 is a Venutian robot from "Target Earth"
#13 is Carl from "Meet the Robinsons"
#16 is a Volkite from "The Undersea Kingdom" serials.
#27 is Tobor The Great
#143 is Newman from "And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird"
posted by ShutterBun at 5:39 AM on August 19, 2011


(change #143 to 134 in my above post)
posted by ShutterBun at 5:48 AM on August 19, 2011


No Deckard?

What? Oh sorry. Spoiler.
posted by The Bellman at 6:24 AM on August 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Unforgivable omission: Kraftwerk
posted by davebush at 7:24 AM on August 19, 2011


I just spotted "Noo-noo" the vacuum from TELETUBBIES (the blue guy just to the left of Tom Servo), and M-E, the guy who kept trying to clean up after WALL-E, in the front row.

And is that thing in the row right before C-3P0, the squid-looking thing with a ton of red eyes -- is that one of the Sentinels from THE MATRIX?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:28 AM on August 19, 2011


Oh -- and the saucer-type thing hovering in front of Movie-version Marvin the Android -- is that one of the thingies from BATTERIES NOT INDLUDED?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:29 AM on August 19, 2011


1 - Robot from Laputa
69 - X9 from Atomic Betty
88 - Octus from Sym-Bionic Titan
174, 175 - Chuck Jones' robot Tom and Jerry
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:30 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love that #1 is from one of my favorite Ghibli films. Also, surprised to come to this thread this late and only seeing Laputa on preview. :)
posted by mysterpigg at 7:33 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


My Vincent figurine (the robot from The Black Hole movie) was one of my favorite toys as a child. I loved the way its head and hover pods would retract and extend. I'd forgotten all about it for a long time. So thanks for that.

Needs more comic book robots.
posted by straight at 7:35 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Larry 3000 from Time Squad!
posted by whuppy at 7:44 AM on August 19, 2011


No Shields & Yarnell? This list is BOGUS.
posted by eoden at 7:53 AM on August 19, 2011


Seriously, though, despite all the omissions, this is a glorious piece of work. I'm surprised I know as many as I do.
posted by eoden at 7:53 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


602x565
posted by thejoshu at 8:00 AM on August 19, 2011


I mean 602x718. Lion's absentee scrollbars, I curse you!
posted by thejoshu at 8:01 AM on August 19, 2011


I love how Kryten from Red Dwarf is talking to Kryten from Buck Rogers
posted by tittergrrl at 8:05 AM on August 19, 2011


104 - Blinky (broken metafilter post, picture)
posted by xorry at 8:08 AM on August 19, 2011


Immediately looked for huey, duey & louis. Cool.

Me too. And even here they're tugging on my heartstrings, what with the two survivors looking at Drone 3's remains :(
posted by Meatbomb at 8:09 AM on August 19, 2011


Ah, teaser vid for Blinky. I'm not sure why the full video isn't online any more.
posted by xorry at 8:10 AM on August 19, 2011


37 - Crichton from the second season of Buck Rogers
127 - Robotboy
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:19 AM on August 19, 2011


Since she doesn't yet have her own Metafilter account, I must relay my 2 year old daughter's reactions: "I found Wall-E too! Can I have some more big pictures?" Definitely best of the web.
posted by roystgnr at 8:29 AM on August 19, 2011


There are a few of them in there that are not robots. They also include Bad Robot, which is Abram's production company logo and is like a three second clip. Which hardly gets a pass.

It's Red Robot.
posted by Quonab at 8:37 AM on August 19, 2011


17: Robot (Lost in Space movie) (more of an ROV, but whatever)
80: Nomad (TOS)
172: Roam (Space Island One) (though I don't know if it's Roam 1 or Roam 2)
posted by jiawen at 8:39 AM on August 19, 2011



132. GIR
155. Tom Servo
posted by oneirodynia at 8:43 AM on August 19, 2011


I have been giggling gleefully since I saw this. So many awesome robots. I'm pleased to see Mr. Butlertron, but I want Scangrade to be there too.

('AUGH! CAMOMILE!')
posted by dustpatterns at 8:47 AM on August 19, 2011


91 - XR from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:52 AM on August 19, 2011


the robot cat and mouse from a Chuck Jones-era Tom & Jerry cartoon

That made me so goddamn happy, idek.
posted by elizardbits at 9:03 AM on August 19, 2011


141 is a Quark from the Second Doctor serial "The Dominators".

I have wasted my life.
posted by murphy slaw at 9:14 AM on August 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


There is a Tachikoma! My life is complete.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 9:33 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is that that robot that plucks that girls eyelash off her eyeball in that movie where that android googles dates?
posted by grog at 10:58 AM on August 19, 2011


Holy shit. This is fantastic!
posted by zarq at 12:46 PM on August 19, 2011


Nothing from Star Trek, Babylon 5, or Stargate? Hm ok.
posted by polymodus at 12:58 PM on August 19, 2011


There were robots on Babylon 5?
posted by aubilenon at 1:21 PM on August 19, 2011


Ratchet! Ratchet & Clank is so good.

So good you don't know which one is the robot?
posted by Gary at 1:32 PM on August 19, 2011


Also, how many robots are there in the Stargate franchise? 20 some odd years of episodes over three shows and a movie and they have... two?

I realized they didn't include Screamers either. Would somebody please scooch a bit to make room in the 'Harumph Corner'?
posted by P.o.B. at 1:34 PM on August 19, 2011


146 is driving me crazy, I instantly recognized it but I don't know from where.
posted by Hoopo at 1:35 PM on August 19, 2011


Oh, don't even get me started!
posted by P.o.B. at 1:41 PM on August 19, 2011


nevermind, pharm got 146 up here. How did I completely forget Willo the Whisp?
posted by Hoopo at 2:05 PM on August 19, 2011


Eh? It looks like they're saying #107 is AMEE from Red Planet. Which is weird because AMEE had a whole body but Max from Flight of the Last Voyager was just a head. Red light, blue light?

Well, anyway, that was fun.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:12 PM on August 19, 2011


This is just like those lists you see of "100 Best SF Novels" or "50 Awesome Movies In Latvian" which just end up in a big nerdgasm shoutfest of I-can't-believe-they-did/didn't-include-this.

Only nerdier.

I'm not complaining, I'm just pointing it out.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 3:02 PM on August 19, 2011


Meatbags forgot to include HK-47.
posted by Decimask at 3:25 PM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Since I have children, I only know one thing and that thing is #53 is Plex the magic robot from Yo Gabba Gabba.
posted by zinc saucier at 5:05 PM on August 19, 2011


Since I have children, I only know one thing and that thing is #53 is Plex the magic robot from Yo Gabba Gabba.

A lot of these robots are remembered from a time when they were children, not from a time when they had children.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:11 PM on August 19, 2011


hiding the tracks on Wall-E was mean, but the robot from Laputa made me smile.
posted by roboton666 at 12:02 AM on August 20, 2011


Oh, and BTW, anyone who mentions Laputa gets a favorite times a billion a hundred thirty plus a thousand and two fifty hundred from me and my children. Long live Miyazaki!
posted by roboton666 at 12:06 AM on August 20, 2011


Primary target is the ICBM missile complex at Laputa...
posted by ShutterBun at 12:48 AM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


UK mainstream robot filter...

49 - The completely shit Metal Mickey from ITV Saturday nights
95 - Cadbury's legendary Smash aliens advertising instant mash potato
166 - The bizarre Ludwig from 70's teatime on BBC
posted by niceness at 4:11 AM on August 20, 2011


As an Aussie living in America, my friends always look at me weird when I make "Where's Wally" jokes. Their version –– "Where's Waldo" just sounds plain weird.
posted by signalvsnoise at 12:28 PM on August 20, 2011


Nothing from Star Trek, Babylon 5, or Stargate?

Number 80 is Nomad from Star Trek (TOS).
posted by azaner at 12:10 AM on August 21, 2011


Loved it, made it my desktop, then loved it even more when I recognized one of my favorite guys, #1.
posted by _paegan_ at 3:37 AM on August 21, 2011


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