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Guides => Other MST3K Related Bots => Topic started by: Ron on September 27, 2017, 03:03:27 PM

Title: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 27, 2017, 03:03:27 PM
Today, there was a video update that went out showing some behind the scene pictures and video from the 200th episode of the show:

http://www.mst3k.com/the_amazing_colossal_puppetry_guide_time_travelers_mst3k?utm_campaign=092217&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mst3k (http://www.mst3k.com/the_amazing_colossal_puppetry_guide_time_travelers_mst3k?utm_campaign=092217&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mst3k)

Something interesting they included was a video of the testing of the "Breakaway Bots" that Crow and Servo go nuts on as part of the new robot assymbly line sketch in 'Time Travelers.'  I meant to comment on this previously, but the toy that appears to be used as the base of the body for the breakaway bots is the Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin' Megazord.

Here's a couple pictures of the toy, and screenshots of the BTS footage:

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots1.jpg)

Here's a banana for scale:

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots2.jpg)

Shots from the BTS video:

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots3.jpg)

Heads-a-poppin!

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots4.jpg)

Episode screenshots (about 47:30 in):

"Fixy"
(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots6.jpg)

"Slappy"
(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots5.jpg)

"Quosey" (sp)
(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots7.jpg)


Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: DentonUSA on September 27, 2017, 03:28:25 PM
Looks like the skirt/legs is a trash can.  :P
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 27, 2017, 04:19:04 PM
Possibly the hoverskirt:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selections-7-Gallon-Black-Plastic-Touchless-Trash-Can/3052353 (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selections-7-Gallon-Black-Plastic-Touchless-Trash-Can/3052353)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: LukeThreepwood on September 27, 2017, 04:40:46 PM
Woohoo, great find!
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Danzilla93 on September 28, 2017, 12:31:48 AM
I've been meaning to start a topic on this for a while.  Glad you beat me to it!  Awesome images, Ron!

Every time I've passed one of these Megazords in a store since April, I've instantly thought of these guys!  If they weren't so expensive, I'd nab one or three and build these guys!  They'd be fun, easy props to build, provided I skipped the complicated looking "breakaway" aspect.  ;)

Also, months of digesting more knowledge on the topic of sandcastle molds than ANY human should ever attempt to do (all for the love of Waverly) has given me a trained eye, and, well... does Slappy have half a sandcastle for a face?  Of course Slappy does!

He's Slappy!
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: MachoMachoBot on September 28, 2017, 12:57:36 AM
I've been meaning to start a topic on this for a while.  Glad you beat me to it!  Awesome images, Ron!

Every time I've passed one of these Megazords in a store since April, I've instantly thought of these guys!  If they weren't so expensive, I'd nab one or three and build these guys!  They'd be fun, easy props to build, provided I skipped the complicated looking "breakaway" aspect.  ;)

Also, months of digesting more knowledge on the topic of sandcastle molds than ANY human should ever attempt to do (all for the love of Waverly) has given me a trained eye, and, well... does Slappy have half a sandcastle for a face?  Of course Slappy does!

He's Slappy!

Damn. Good eye man!
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 28, 2017, 11:42:55 AM
Had a breakthrough on identifying the "gears" today.

Here's a decent shot of one:
(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots8.jpg)

Appears to be a gear-like building toy called "Coglets":

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots9.jpg)

You can pick them up on Amazon...

https://www.amazon.com/SHAWE-Interlocking-Cognition-Wonderful-Imagination/dp/B01HMIHMXU/ref=zg_bs_166103011_16?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BC9FRXAQ42KVJHR7BQ08 (https://www.amazon.com/SHAWE-Interlocking-Cognition-Wonderful-Imagination/dp/B01HMIHMXU/ref=zg_bs_166103011_16?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BC9FRXAQ42KVJHR7BQ08)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 28, 2017, 11:57:10 AM
Fixy's face SCREAMS tugboat to me:

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY1.JPG)

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXYTUG1.JPG)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Danzilla93 on September 28, 2017, 01:14:21 PM
NICE, RON!!!!

Ah, the thrill of the hunt.

I'm currently puzzling over the bots' new heads.  They look like Tupperware bowls, with the lids acting as the mouths.  That's obviously our old friend, the Gypsy drainage tubing, as the necks, but now the hunt for the actual bowls begins.

Also, what the heck is that on Quosey's face?  I MUST KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 28, 2017, 10:18:55 PM
(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY1.JPG)

Found the boat:

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY3.jpg)

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY4.jpg)

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY5.jpg)

Tons of them on eBay...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=LARGE+RED+BABY+FLOATING+CHILDREN%27S+KIDS+BATH+TUB+TIME+PLASTIC+BOATS+TOYS&_sacat=0 (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=LARGE+RED+BABY+FLOATING+CHILDREN%27S+KIDS+BATH+TUB+TIME+PLASTIC+BOATS+TOYS&_sacat=0)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: 1984gojifan on September 29, 2017, 10:55:09 AM
Yeah I immediately recognized the Megazord.
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on September 29, 2017, 11:04:03 AM
I'm currently puzzling over the bots' new heads.  They look like Tupperware bowls, with the lids acting as the mouths.  That's obviously our old friend, the Gypsy drainage tubing, as the necks, but now the hunt for the actual bowls begins.

Here's a flipped and cropped image that might help.

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/FIXY6.JPG)

The bowl appears to have a handle...

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BREAKAWAYBOWL1.png)

And a pour spout...

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BREAKAWAYBOWL4.png)

The base appears to be another part added on (based on the metal fastener...

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BREAKAWAYBOWL3.png)

Check out that texturing on the "lid"...

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/Botbuilding/Misc/BREAKAWAYBOWL5.png)

Down the Google rabbit hole....


"Plastic Mixing Bowls"
https://www.google.com/search?q=plastic+mixing+bowls&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif65f_5MrWAhXLrVQKHS7SAKAQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=928#imgrc=_ (https://www.google.com/search?q=plastic+mixing+bowls&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif65f_5MrWAhXLrVQKHS7SAKAQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=928#imgrc=_)


"Plastic Mixing Bowl Handles"
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pour+plastic+bowl+handles&oq=pour+plastic+bowl+handles&gs_l=psy-ab.3...363169.364423.0.364660.5.5.0.0.0.0.123.553.1j4.5.0.dummy_maps_web_fallback...0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.0.0....0.0eQNN5b4U5U#imgrc=qfLfR1j4A-UsqM: (https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pour+plastic+bowl+handles&oq=pour+plastic+bowl+handles&gs_l=psy-ab.3...363169.364423.0.364660.5.5.0.0.0.0.123.553.1j4.5.0.dummy_maps_web_fallback...0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.0.0....0.0eQNN5b4U5U#imgrc=qfLfR1j4A-UsqM:)


"Plastic Mixing Bowls with Lids"
https://www.google.com/search?q=plastic+mixing+bowls+with+lids&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CVsr46AYj8DbIji6iQ6KzL5yt994PyfD8jiM8cUgI5iX7QJ62ZtmFQ7QNF3P88NF_1H6WXu2af1Gkr20kIKudEYHAlyoSCbqJDorMvnK3EaJL-PB73MHgKhIJ33g_1J8PyOIwR1NSPldwMtj0qEgnxxSAjmJftAhEs7DJlJKI7QyoSCXrZm2YVDtA0ER0WId2gvddvKhIJXc_1zw0X8fpYRoMnyheHX0CMqEgle7Zp_1UaSvbRHWrlIikpscQioSCSQgq50RgcCXEVTP5Q7s0dZF&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK4_i55crWAhUDymMKHTUDApwQ9C8IHw&biw=1920&bih=928&dpr=1#imgrc=_
 (https://www.google.com/search?q=plastic+mixing+bowls+with+lids&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CVsr46AYj8DbIji6iQ6KzL5yt994PyfD8jiM8cUgI5iX7QJ62ZtmFQ7QNF3P88NF_1H6WXu2af1Gkr20kIKudEYHAlyoSCbqJDorMvnK3EaJL-PB73MHgKhIJ33g_1J8PyOIwR1NSPldwMtj0qEgnxxSAjmJftAhEs7DJlJKI7QyoSCXrZm2YVDtA0ER0WId2gvddvKhIJXc_1zw0X8fpYRoMnyheHX0CMqEgle7Zp_1UaSvbRHWrlIikpscQioSCSQgq50RgcCXEVTP5Q7s0dZF&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK4_i55crWAhUDymMKHTUDApwQ9C8IHw&biw=1920&bih=928&dpr=1#imgrc=_)

"Plastic Mixing Bowls with Spout"
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=plastic+serving+bowl+with+spout&oq=plastic+serving+bowl+with+spout&gs_l=psy-ab.3...30156.30914.0.31085.8.7.0.0.0.0.120.422.1j3.4.0.dummy_maps_web_fallback...0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.0.0....0.Qu9lH6gBv3U#imgrc=_ (https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=plastic+serving+bowl+with+spout&oq=plastic+serving+bowl+with+spout&gs_l=psy-ab.3...30156.30914.0.31085.8.7.0.0.0.0.120.422.1j3.4.0.dummy_maps_web_fallback...0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.0.0....0.Qu9lH6gBv3U#imgrc=_)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: fastbilly1 on October 23, 2017, 05:13:41 PM
I missed the fun on this one.  Ohwell back to figuring out Growler.
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on November 12, 2017, 08:27:55 AM
There's still fun to be had!

For example... the head bowl sorta looks like the ones OXO makes:

https://www.oxo.com/products/preparing/bowls (https://www.oxo.com/products/preparing/bowls)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Ron on March 27, 2018, 12:57:05 PM
OK... Quosy's face has been staring us in the face for months.

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots7.jpg)

It appears to be the "pizza" shooter inside the Mega Zord's chest...

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Misc/BreakAwayBots10.jpg)
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Danzilla93 on March 27, 2018, 03:31:43 PM
 :o
Title: Re: "Breakaway Bots"
Post by: Dr.cgad on March 28, 2018, 09:10:04 AM
So all this time it was the power coin shooter. Which wasn't even in any other depictions of the original megazord.