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sledge_riprock

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Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« on: February 03, 2016, 10:36:25 AM »
Here is another elusive item I've been aggressively hunting for the past 20 years.  This is the bowl that makes up the late seasons Cambot. It is a fruit ripening bowl made back in the last 70s.

There were always rumors that it was a salad spinner, vacuum cleaner or even the bowls used on Servo. But at some point someone ask a person close to the show, like Jef Maynard, what Cambot was made of and they stated a "fruit ripening bowl".

So for the last 10 years or so I've been looking at fruit ripening bowls. A couple years ago I found a fuzzy photo of this bowl and I knew I was on the right track. Finally, last week, one popped up and I bought it.

After getting it and comparing it to Cambot photos from the show and also closer shots from convention footage this is the bowl. And if you look closely at the season 5 pic of Cambot you can just see the handle of the bowl on the top and bottom, which means you need two of these bowls to properly make a Cambot. It is about 10 inches tall without a spacer and 11.75 inches across in the middle.

Below are some photos. If anyone out there has any really good close-up photos of the real Cambot, like from a convention or studio tour, I'd love to see them. I've worked out what the lens and spacer between the bowls is made of but am trying to figure out the red light and other items behind the lens.

Hikeeba!

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:34:31 PM »
Another amazing find, Bob!

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 02:19:13 AM »
Do you have plans to make a vacuform plug of it to make sellable copies? That is a very nice, very rare find!

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 05:54:50 PM »

Do you have plans to make a vacuform plug of it to make sellable copies? That is a very nice, very rare find!

What Katsu said, I'd REALLY like to purchase a vacuformed copy of those!
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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 11:45:38 PM »
Awesome find! Glad all of those years of hunting paid off :)

The list of bot parts that no one's found yet shrinks smaller. This means that all we're missing is the car for Servo's engine block, and KTMA Cambot's... everything, right?

At the rate you're finding things, maybe we'll know every part of every bot within a few years!
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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 04:27:17 PM »
Sweet!  Great find!

Although, short term I'll probably think about using something else...   ;D

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 06:00:04 PM »
AWESOME!!!
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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 04:44:42 PM »
There is a "summer fruit" version of this bowl that has a rounded lid top. It's not the same, don't be duped like I was.

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 02:55:38 PM »
These things seem rare
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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 01:01:30 AM »
Any news on these bowls?  Love this version of Cambot.

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Re: Season 5 - 10 Cambot Found!
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 12:08:10 PM »
there was a bowl on ebay but someone bought it.
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