Giant Gort robot model for auction

This eight-foot-tall animatronic model of Gort, the robot from The Day The Earth Stood Still, is currently up for auction on eBay. According to the ad, "the robot hasn't been activated in years." So be careful! Current bid is $4051. From the auction listing:
Gortdisplay Specifications:

* Created by Fred Barton Productions, Inc., hand assembled in the USA.
* Originally purchased from FBP, Inc., in 2003. Since then it has been on public display.
* Full size fiberglass reproduction. High quality, durable construction.
* Originally equipped with tilting visor with sound effects.
* Animatronics controlled by an infrared remote control.
* Dimensional specifications were obtained from the original robot.
* The original infrared controller is included.


  1. Interesting what is up for sale on Ebay these days. The infrared remote control is far out, although I wouldn’t want that eight foot monster living in my house!

  2. What happened to the post on the leaked Pentagon report on climate change? There were problems with the permalink earlier. I was hoping somebody found the original leaked document online so I could read it for myself.

  3. I think they realized that that climate change article was four years old. I’m not saying that invalidates it, just that it was old.

  4. a real punk rocker could make his own out of paper mache and wire and a couple of laser pointers…hmmmmm….

  5. that’s funny, I was just talking with a coworker two days ago about Gort. I said to him that I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still the night before (after not having seen it in a long time) and he told me that his friend actually had an awesome model of Gort and he’s put it up on eBay. I wonder if this is his auction… I’ll have to ask next time I see him

  6. robots are so neat. i for one welcome the day when robots will do my bidding while i sit in/on a hammock and drink pina coladas and collect my paychecks.

  7. Klaatu verrata n… Necktie… Nickel… It’s an “N” word, it’s definitely an “N” word! Klaatu verrata nekt agh agh ahh.

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