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Awesome article on MST3K's history, straight from Joel and the gang.  Also, new online webseries of MST3K maybe on the way.

Photos Galore! / Wired Article Photos
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:44:57 AM »

Beautiful images of original bots from the show.  Check out the real lamp arms on Crow and the engine detail on Servo.  Also check out the spacer between Crow's eyes.  It's nice to see that detail on a real screen-used bot, but I still think it's ugly and better to hide the eye mechanism completely; doesn't ruin the illusion as much.

Bot Building - General Discussion / Bot Part Rarity Guide
« on: September 15, 2013, 07:41:22 PM »
1 being the easiest to find and 10 being impossible.  This is for original parts and not castings.


4 - Cooper XL7

Once hard to find, they're fairly easy to find on eBay, however price scalping and broken tabs are common.

6 - Soapdish

Difficult, but will eventually pop up on ebay.

7 - "e" Pin (Pale Color variant)

So many variants, so many pins, difficult to find anywhere, even on the Bay of E.  Crown pins are easier to find but are now becoming more scarce.

1 - Tuppercraft Floralier

Very easy to find on eBay, shipping prices do hurt a bit though sometimes.

10 - Wallace Lamp

Unbelieveably rare, one two or three bot builders I know have one.  Made by Wallace Leisure Products out of Philadelphia, I've only seen two products made by them on eBay after all my years of searching: a chair and a knock off Luxo lamp.

9 - Italian Fanny Pinchers (Novelty Hands Grabbers)

These were fairly common, they've become very difficult to find.  Made by Loftus International out of Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 - Carousel Snack Dispenser

Some variants exist but the good ol' Gumball head is pretty common and is the only piece on this list that's still manufactured.  Distribution is now handled by Garvey Nuts & Candy, where you can order your own case.  Variants include various ripoff sports dispensers, early and later gumball models (early models have no ridges on the outside), and of course, the "haircut model" made by the original designers of the gumball machine, Termotex out of Denmark.

8 - Money Lover Barrel

Very hard to find, the MLB barely pops up on eBay; usually around every four months or so.  Prepare to pay big bucks and don't get disappointed by the lumpiness...they're all like that.

6 - Eveready Floating Lantern

Getting more scarce but are still fairly easy to find.  However, the removable cover that's used for Servo is more difficult to find and are often missing from the flashlight on eBay.

4 - C'More Bunz

Depending where you look, they're fairly easy to find.

10 - Doll/Ventriloquist Hands

You wanna spend all night looking up creepy baby dolls on eBay to find Servo's hands?  Be my guest!  Fortunately, the hand castings that BBI used for the show were leaked and are common in the Bot Building community.

10 - "Trick or Treat" Boo Bowl

One variant is known to exist, that says "Happy Easter" instead of "Trick or Treat".  No manufacturer data is known to exist.  BBI later used "Decor" bowls that had the same dimensions in later seasons.

2 - Tyco Turbo Train

Was difficult to find in the early days, eBay has made them much more common.  However, they are still victim to price scalping as well.

11 - Engine Block

Only one real engine block has been found.  The rest are scratchbuilds, or castings from the "prodigal" engine piece that one bot builder found and Gary made a mold of.  Remember, 2 feet long, purple/pink race car, yellow engine...if you can find it, you'll solve one of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

Tom Servo / Building another Tom!
« on: April 18, 2012, 02:17:03 AM »
Hey guys!  I'm doing another Tom Servo Build.  This one is a bit of a speed run since both Servo and Crow HAVE to be done by the end of April.  Servo is almost completely assembled, so Crow is going to be calling it close.

Anyways, here's $400 worth of bot parts...too sexy, hahaha:

And here's my personal bot and the commissioned bot:

More info in future posts!

Crow T. Robot / How to Build Crow! A YouTube Mini series
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:32:11 PM »

I'm making a new Crow and I wanted to film the progress so I decided to make a miniseries on how to make your own Crow!  Enjoy!

« on: June 20, 2011, 01:17:28 PM »
My bots won the Best Prop Category in the MetroCon Costume Contest!! :D  I got a very positive response to the bots and they'll be coming with me to DragonCon this year!

Parts Sourcing / Mike's "Wisconsin" Patch
« on: June 08, 2011, 03:04:26 PM »

Wisconsin Patch available at this website:

MST3K Related Props / Joel Coveralls
« on: June 06, 2011, 03:32:16 PM »
I know this is stupid, but does anyone know what brand or type of Coveralls does Joel wear?  I'm trying to find a good accurate pair, lol.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Tom Servo Mens Choir
« on: June 02, 2011, 04:31:15 PM »

Does anyone know what this giant suit body thing is from?  JoeCrow sells resin copies but I can't afford a resin cast, so if it's a found piece that would be better, lol.

Tom Servo / My Servo!
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:38:12 PM »
Here he is!  My first completed bot!

More pics camera's on the fritz. :p

Crow T. Robot / Weird vase
« on: May 17, 2011, 12:26:27 AM »
Check out the narrow end of my vase.  My tall vase is warped.  It looks like they extruded too much plastic or something, lol.  Don't worry; a quick lobotomy session with Mr. Hack Saw fixed her right up.

Just curious...has anyone seen this before?

Tom Servo / MLB Pics
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:19:46 PM »

I'm going to take some new pics since a friend of mine fixed the bump in the rear section.

Bot Building - General Discussion / Clear Coating your Bots?
« on: May 01, 2011, 01:41:01 PM »
Do you guys recommend a clear coat to help protect the bots?  I have an extra Crow vase that I'm planning on experimenting on with clear coat, but I wanted to hear what the general consensus is.  Ron, Gary, what say you?

Bot Building - General Discussion / You Own Bot Designs?
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:34:38 AM »
Have you guys ever made your own bot designs?  I wanna do at least one bot.

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