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Jeffbot

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« on: 07-09-2004 12:26 »

I stumbled upon this image today:

Looks a lot like the early designs for Bender, doesn't it?  Maybe Matt G. got his inspiration from this?

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zomit

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« Reply #1 on: 07-09-2004 12:30 »

It looks sort of like that robot that looks like Bender on the Professor's flashback on "Crimes Of The Hot"
WhiteMoth

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« Reply #2 on: 07-09-2004 12:50 »

The head does... Maybe this was his inspiration.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #3 on: 07-09-2004 12:58 »

His head really does look similiar, but I think that the looks of Bender were influenced by alot of robots from 60s, 70s comics, etc.
They were most metal in human form...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 07-09-2004 13:22 »

Interesting, could well be inspiration...
Jeffbot

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« Reply #5 on: 07-09-2004 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by zomit:
It looks sort of like that robot that looks like Bender on the Professor's flashback on "Crimes Of The Hot"

On the season one DVD, you can look at early character designs.  Bender's early designs look a lot like the robot on "Crimes of the Hot" ... and subsequently, like the above robot (I think so, at least the head).
Robo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-09-2004 13:41 »

This robot actually bothers to wear his nose though
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #7 on: 07-09-2004 13:51 »

I just noticed that the man in the picture has very similiar clothes to the ones Brannigan is wearing, down right to the yellow "stripes" in his shoulders (not exactly the shoulders, the place the arm is connected to the shoulder... oh sc**w it, you know what I'm talking about)
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 07-09-2004 13:54 »

You're right, and the gloves...
Cloud 9

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« Reply #9 on: 07-09-2004 13:55 »

I think it kinda looks like Bender's replacement on Godfellas, but it's been awhile, so I dunno.  hmpf

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« Reply #10 on: 07-09-2004 14:05 »

 
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His head really does look similiar, but I think that the looks of Bender were influenced by alot of robots from 60s, 70s comics, etc.
They were most metal in human form...

Indeed.  I always thought Bender was supposed to look like a fairly generic robot as influenced by that era.  Does look a lot like Farnsworth's prototype. 
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 07-09-2004 14:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Cloud 9:
I think it kinda looks like Bender's replacement on Godfellas, but it's been awhile, so I dunno.   hmpf

Not really, more like Farnsworth's prototype, as others have said...
Ranadok

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« Reply #12 on: 07-09-2004 15:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Idan_Aharoni:
I just noticed that the man in the picture has very similiar clothes to the ones Brannigan is wearing, down right to the yellow "stripes" in his shoulders (not exactly the shoulders, the place the arm is connected to the shoulder... oh sc**w it, you know what I'm talking about)

Now, if only the damsel in distress was a cyclops...
dimension_8

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« Reply #13 on: 07-09-2004 15:48 »

Its all so true and weird! But the robot head looks seriously similar (especially the grill mouth).
Flexooo

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« Reply #14 on: 07-09-2004 15:53 »

I've seen that before, but I can't remember where.
Exactly the same, 'cept it was (I assume) photoshopped so the girl only had 1 eye.
Ahhh, this is gonna bug me now.... where've I seen it?!
Alliteration

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« Reply #15 on: 07-09-2004 17:50 »

SomethingAwful.com? Thats where I saw it.
Gleno

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« Reply #16 on: 07-10-2004 04:12 »

You've probably seen it because it's been posted before.... smile
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #17 on: 07-10-2004 07:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2004 07:19 »

Hey! I own that picture as a postcard (I collect cheesy pulp postcards--want to make something of it?), which means I have a small amount of boring, useless information. Yay! Gather 'round, children. Turning to the back of the card, the original comic was published in 1947 by Nedor Publications. It was distributed as a postcard by the folks at Astounding Graphics, where it can be sent as a free E-card or ordered for $.75.  http://www.astoundingcards.com/cgi/order_options.cgi?sku_number=S-20031&newformat=1

There. I've successsfully wasted my own and everybody else's time. Another job well done.
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