Boys and their "toys"

(From "Blue Bolt" number 12, 1941.)

4 Responses to Boys and their "toys"

  1. X-stacy says:

    Swelling on command: just one way in which a robot can be better than a real boy.

  2. Trekkie says:

    One thing I’m curious about- how come this kid has a robot that’s advanced enough to easily move and talk, and yet he’s using a seemingly antique camera?

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    He’s a regular kid who’s also a genius inventor who made his own robot, but otherwise it’s just the 1940s so he’s stuck with existing camera tech. He uses his robot to help show the reader how to make their own stuff, like this silhouette camera. Wherein you can get your robot to strike a sexy pose. Because even in 1940 ewwwwww!

  4. Dan Gonzalez says:

    Is that a still camera or motion picture? This kid might be the pioneer of roboporn.

    “Who could be at the door? Oh, it’s the pizza bot! But I don’t have enough money for the tip. Whatever shall I do?”