May 3, 2010 9:36 AM
i posted an ad in here yesterday where i am looking for these robots, especially the omnibot 2000 and maxx steele. i am interested in others like these too, such as the compurobot II and the omnibot, oom,. and the radio shack knock-offs.
in my humble opinion, Tomy should reissue the classic Omnibot 2000. Nobody makes robots like this anymore,or even kits for something like this. Especially anything reasonably priced.
From what I see, anything made today in the under $200 range or in a kit, either they look like a five-year-old's science project, or like a cheap chinese-made wal-mart toy, or like one of those transformer robots, or are tiny. (since I am looking for something to use as a stage-prop, the Omnibot or Robie Sr. is the smallest I can go) Anything nice that is still made, they want like 3,000 dollars for (like the RB-1X) Forget it!
I like the classic "Canister-bodied" droid, (like the Omnibots or R2D2) or the square, chunky (like Comro's "Bumpy") wheel or track-driven robots, they look more like classic sci-fi robots to me.
Nothing made today for reasonable price and/or kit form, looks like this.
I hope some robot manufacturer sees this and takes note and starts making something like what I need. (or Tomy reissues the Omnibot 2000 classic for a low price)
I am sure that there are lots of people like me who would want this.