Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to terminate unlicensed robot clone

Promobot created an Arnold Schwarzenegger robot — an animatronic head, really — and told journos they had permission from the actor and former California governor. They didn't, Schwarzenegger says, and he's suing them.

The actor's team hit Promobot with a cease-and-desist after CES and was reportedly assured the company would stop touring its Arnold bot. That didn't happen, though. Promobot showed off the lifelike replica again the following month at the New York Toy Fair. And, to top it all off, this all comes after Promobot was personally shut down by Schwarzenegger in St. Petersburg in 2019. According to TMZ, the company attended a speech he was delivering and asked the actor to pose for a photo with the robot. He flat-out declined.