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fastbilly1

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GPC
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:57:53 AM »


Since it was a shock for many of us on the Social Distancing riff, there is a new version of Gypsy called GPC.  Rumor is that Gypsy was renamed to not offend the Romani people, but I think it was more that they cant get more carseats and wanted something easier to maneuver with on stage.  The good news for bot builders is that it means we can have a Gypsy that is not huge and cost more than a car.



Looks like the head is an Adora Baby doll Car seat:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adora-Baby-DOLL-CAR-SEAT-Carrier-Pink-Floral-Toy-Pretend-Play/264730147651?hash=item3da3257b43:g:3wEAAOSwsNZevJ0J

Light looks like a Vision X inside a piece of PVC pipe with a handle:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vision-X-Lighting-9912141-Cannon-Gen-2-Mini-LED-Light/324012226010
But it could be any number of like chinese made lights.

Bottom Jaw looks like a lid


The end looks like a Folgers Coffee Can
The body is obviously a spring can covered in a fabric, likely a snake print - I have feelers out with fabric people.




The mouth mechanism is super clever.


All images taken from the youtube MST3K account
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 10:02:41 AM by fastbilly1 »

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Re: GPC
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 11:49:45 AM »
I actually had this idea over a year ago!  Great minds...  ;D 

We were shopping for a birthday present at at Toys R Us and I noticed a toy seat almost exactly like that.  I told myself I should buy it and make my own custom Gypsy as I have pretty much given up hope of ever scoring a real seat.  I keep hoping someone will finally figure out how to make copies, but that feels hopeless as well.

I am not a fan of the reworked Servo and Crow.  I prefer the old junk feel of the originals, but I like the other new bots.  Plus, cheap and easy to find parts makes it fun.