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Elektro the Robot





No need to worry about the Singularity with Elektro.

Wikipedia entry.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Puppets and Automatons, 1930's

World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock Contender

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Sugarcreek, Ohio has what they claim is the world's largest cuckoo clock. In fact it had been on display at a couple of different venues for many years. It is quite a lovely and charming tourist attraction.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 20, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Art, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Puppets and Automatons, World Records, Landmarks, Sightseeing

Tony Sarg’s Marionettes:  “In the Orient”

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 26, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Puppets and Automatons, 1920's

Johnny Jupiter



There's a bit of Jim Carrey to our hero Ernie.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 11, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Puppets and Automatons, Television, 1950's

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

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You recall perhaps the full-size rubber mask of the mystery half-wit? Well, here he is again, as a hand-puppet, inexplicably consorting with legit Disney characters. The manufacturers must have loved that design.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 28, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Puppets and Automatons, Advertising, Comics, 1940's

Early Sexbots

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 09, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Puppets and Automatons, Sex Toys, 1930's, 1940's

The Origin of Crash Test Dummies



Not the musical group.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 05, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Puppets and Automatons, 1960's

Santa Claus’s Punch & Judy



Santa Claus finally brings the puppet ultra-violence to Xmas that the holiday has traditionally lacked.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 07, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Holidays, Puppets and Automatons, Toys, 1940's
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