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Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« on: December 15, 2015, 11:16:44 AM »
After 20+ years of searching I have finally found the real doll in which Tom Servo's hands were made.

As I had suspected for many years it was not a ventriloquist figure like a Charlie McCarthy doll. It is a 30" plastic girl doll. Unfortunately there are no identifying markings on her except on the neck 1961. The plastic is pretty cheap and flimsy so this is not a high-end type doll. I wanted to further identify this doll before posting about it but I can't find any additional info anywhere.

Finding this doll also represents important personal milestone for me: I now own all the original parts for Servo, Crow and Gypsy. When I started doing this back in the 90s I optimistically thought this day would come a lot sooner. But I guess my diligence has finally paid off.

Below are some photos. Sorry about the watermarks, but in the past I've had a couple people snagging photos of rare parts from my website, putting them on their own sites and vaguely suggesting that the parts were theirs or that they had found them. If you want to use a photo or have any questions just ask me.

Also, before everyone stampedes to ebay looking for this doll, I've got ebay pretty well staked out with searches and no other dolls have turned up in the past few weeks. This this is still not an easy item to find. If one does turn up on ebay I'll be all over it. But if anyone out there happen to find another of these dolls and digs up and further info please come back and share it with the rest of us.

Merry Christmas and Hikeeba!

Bob Bukoski



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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 12:45:35 PM »
Congrats, sir! That's all pretty amazing.

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 04:04:15 PM »
BOB THANK YOU SO MUCH! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HIKEEBA
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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 07:46:52 PM »
See... I told you all a major announcement was coming! ;)

Looking forward to buying some non-pockmarked Servo hands soonish.
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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 09:48:33 AM »
Wow, the Holy Grail!!! Congrats Bob!  ;D

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 11:22:05 AM »
I'm still looking for the original lacrosse face guard they used for Crow.

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 11:29:23 AM »
I tweeted Joel back about that from the Kickstarter....  <smh>.


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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 11:40:43 AM »
You lucky dog, Bob. Congratulations!

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 07:55:27 PM »
Wow, nice find! Maybe you'll find the engine block as well as whatever KTMA Cambot is made of while you're at it ;)

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 11:29:38 PM »
Bravo!

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 12:26:56 AM »
Wow, nice find! Maybe you'll find the engine block as well as whatever KTMA Cambot is made of while you're at it ;)

I have the engine block as well. Purchased it from the young man who found it several years back. Just need to find the whle car now  ;D

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 08:00:41 AM »
I'm still looking for the original lacrosse face guard they used for Crow.
Evil Bob, It's NOT a Lacrosse faceguard, it's COOPER XL7 HOCKEY FACEGUARD!!
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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 10:46:49 AM »
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Evil Bob, It's NOT a Lacrosse faceguard, it's COOPER XL7 HOCKEY FACEGUARD!!

That was sarcasm.

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 12:03:49 PM »
After all the years of mystery and fan-research that went in to finding this, it's kind of funny to think back to a sleep-deprived Joel grabbing a random doll and chopping its hands off to make the first Servo. Crazy!

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Re: Toms Servo's Real Hands Found!
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 02:23:50 PM »

Rikk tells you where he got his bot parts from. Often with the actual URL.

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Evil Bob, It's NOT a Lacrosse faceguard, it's COOPER XL7 HOCKEY FACEGUARD!!

That was sarcasm.