Amazing antique automaton on eBay


9 Responses to “Amazing antique automaton on eBay”

  1. orphan says:

    I always wanted to know what Jesus would look like with cirrhosis.

  2. richardaholden says:

    Wow, Madonna looks awful these days.

  3. zenhammond says:

    I thought it was Dash Snow!

  4. MOONBAT says:

    Creepiest. Sex doll. Ever.

  5. Dug North says:


    I don’t know…some may disagree. Many motorized animated scenes are regarded as automata. Take for example the Chinese Magician Automaton performing the “transported lady” act. This piece, recently sold by Skinner Auctioneers, is driven by an electric motor. Many of the famous French automata makers made motorized automata — often for window displays — once electric motors became available.


    Dug North

  6. madjo says:

    Are you kidding me? That’s the bearded lady!
    At least the head looks very female to me, were it not for the ‘stache and the beard.

  7. Rick. says:

    Jesus wears too much rouge.

  8. dculberson says:

    Someone should borrow the audio from THX 1138:

    “My time.. is yours.”

  9. the Other michael says:

    Okay, but that’s not an automaton. Automatons are… autonomous. Clockwork automaton’s are self-powered and self-controlling — all the machinery is inside, no outside control/power required.

    If electricity is externally supplied I might be willing to accept it AS LONG AS the devise itself made all on/off power decisions.

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