Image (full-size link): robo-tragedy comes in twos. Despite their brave battle, both Kipp (right) and John (left) were forcibly assimilated into 'bot consciousness. Their father, BoingBoing reader Dean Adams, watched in horror.
Post-roboticization, Kipp discovers he has no tape backup, and sees that the battery power gauge on John’s robot costume is spinning higher than his.
This results in tears, which in turn rust parts -- and -- normally this story would have ended badly, but then, dad Dean stuck the robo-boys in a spaceship (image link).
"Well, actually, it was our old dryer," Dean tells BoingBoing. The End.
More evidence of the insurgency: a robot-child hybrid (thanks, AJ). And why do roboticized children so often smile after assimilation? Link. (thanks, Norm). Some of them look like Vikings, only even more badass: Link (thanks, louisvillestandup.com).