If you like your sci-fi camp, kitsch and ever-so-slightly ridiculous, look no further than Lost in Space. With its Dr Smith-driven storylines, wonky sets and tongue-in-cheek charm, this ‘60s televisual treat is a cult classic. Yet despite the supremely wooden efforts of Jupiter 2’s humanoid crew, the greatest thing about the show was undoubtedly Robot.
This Class M-3 Model B9 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot was the voice of reason (well, ish) in the brilliantly bonkers world of Lost in Space. And now, wealthy/unhinged fans can enjoy the company of their very own full-size, limited edition, fully licensed version in the iconic shape of the Lost in Space B-9 Robot. ‘Warning, alien presence!’
Faithful to the original design
Brimming with WTF-factor, this fully-functioning reproduction is one of the most gob smacking TV prop replicas we’ve ever seen. Based on original moulds and reference material from Robot’s Season 3 incarnation, it features an acrylic bubble-head, laser-cut steel ‘brain’, engraved acrylic chest buttons, rubber tread belts, knee bellows, leg bellows, hundreds of individually fabricated parts and… look, the point is, this is no ‘bumbling bag of bolts’. This is the business.
Robot can even move his head, ear sensors, torso and soil sampler, and open and close his ‘claws’. And you won’t need a titchy actor to climb inside and wiggle things; just press the buttons on the accompanying remote control (an accessory Dr Smith could have done with).
Over 2 metres high!
But what about Robot’s familiar voice? Silence, you ninny because an on-board 240w stereo sound system is preloaded with 500 voice tracks recorded by Richard Tufeld, voice of the original Robot. ‘Danger, danger, Will Robinson!’ You can even use Robot as a normal stereo system.
Quite what you’ll do with your very own Lost in Space Robot is beyond us. And at £25,500 this ‘ludicrous lump’ is certainly not for the average fan. But, to paraphrase Dr Smith, ‘Yours is not to question why; yours is to do as we say or die.’
Each Robot replica is hand crafted in the USA to ensure the highest possible quality, accuracy and collectible value
Officially licensed full-size replica of B9 robot from cult TV show Lost in Space
Acrylic bubble based on the existing original
Laser cut steel brain with polished stainless steel top cover and crown
CNC machined light rod ends brain cup and neck bracket
Accurate acrylic collar & vents, hand formed based on the original jigs used
Torso based on the original stone molds
Welded steel torso hooks
Laser cut aluminum bezel with engraved acrylic chest buttons
Machined & clear anodized aluminum microphone with stainless steel screen
Actual Dialight sockets and Lens (not reproductions!)
Hundreds of individual parts fabricated from Fiberglass, acrylic, aluminum, steel, etc.
All metal tread sections, knee plates and hinges
Real rubber tread belts, knee bellows, leg bellows, arms & neck bellows
32 machined aluminum wheels with v-groove
Internal 240 watt stereo sound system
Torso knob functions as Robot volume control
Over 500 voice tracks by Richard Tufeld, the voice of the original Robot. These are stored on an internal Compact Flash memory card to allow easy updates and customization
An external stereo input jack allows the user to override the built in voice library and use the Robot as a normal stereo system, juke box, etc.
Animated Finger Lights
Animated Ear Sensors
Animated Torso Rotation
Animated "functional" Soil Sampler
A 5 button key chain remote control allow you to discretely activate the Robot. Functions include turning the Robot's torso left/right, directing the Robot's voice to respond "Affirmative/Negative", activating the Robot's soil sampling sequence
The 10 chest buttons are functional and activate various phrases
Master power switch on the back of right tread section, next to power cord plug and external audio input jack
The "Programming bay" toggle switches will be used for Robot Activation, Audio Source Selection and animation enable/disable
Functional Power Pack - Pulling the Robot's "Power Pack" will shut down the Robot with the "Aaghhhhhh..." sound, just as it did in the TV series. Plugging in the power pack activates the Robot and he will speak an appropriate phrase, "Who turned out the lights?", etc.
Torso knob functions as the Robot's sound system volume control
Torso is motorized and rotates automatically and via Remote Control