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Gama-Go's Deathbot by Tim Biskup

Gama-Go’s Deathbot by Tim Biskup

Deathbot
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Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi

He wants to kill. He loves to kill. He's programmed to kill. He has "kill" written all over him (on his chest anyway)!

Tim Biskup's Deathbot

Deathbot is a fellow you can find (along with several other recurring characters) on Gama-Go.com – a site dedicated to the art and design of illustrator, Tim Biskup.

This wooden Deathbot toy is available throughthe Gama-Go site, and the toy was produced and also sold by Ningyoushi.com. It's a pretty cool, simplistic wooden toy with limited poseability (his arms, legs and neck are made up of wooden rings threaded with metal wires).

Okay, Deathbot's a killer. I get that, but what happens when you pin him against a virtually identical, heartless, robotic killer in a battle of the Deathbots? That's right! There's an even more "rare" wooden Deathbot, and this guy means business.

Deathbot (Suit Version) - limited to 400
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Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi

Who will be more "death-y?"
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Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi

Will it be the the primal, nude, intensely-colored, original red Deathbot we all know and love? Or will it be the subdued, cold, calculating and sophisticated black suit Deathbot?

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Gama-Go Deathbot Wooden Toy by Tim Biskup and  Ningyoushi

You be the judge.

 

Note: the toy's arms, legs and neck come packaged super-stiff. They will not pose like the pics shown on the site. The only way I managed to loosen the pieces for added poseability is by unscrewing each appendage slightly, giving enough space between each wood ring to allow the metal wire to bend. Good luck.

Info Update:

During this photoshoot, i was posing my Deathbots (very delicately mind you) and the metal in their arms snapped. Both of them. It was very disheartening that they had immediately become expensive pieces of trash. I contacted Ningyoushi via their website and explained my troubles. Within a day, I received a message stating they'd happily repair my Deathbot toys. I was just asked to send the broken ones in for repair. Yippee! It is always great to interact with a company that stands behind their products and will put themselves in the shoes of the customers.

I'm a guy with two nearly-irreplaceable wooden toys, and I've been given the chance to get them repaired instead of spending even more money on buying new ones. Thanks Ningyoushi for understanding and not milking me for all I'm worth.

Info Update Again:

Good news! I received my Deathbots in the mail today. They're back and as good as new. Maybe I should try not to pose them so much this time around. Thanks Ningyoushi for the quick repair service.


6 Responses

  1. chris says:

    i’d say it was a draw, since both ‘bots ended up going to the “hospital” ;)

  2. Justin says:

    Good point. I guess they ARE equally matched.

    Let this be a lesson to all of you – don’t let your Deathbots battle. It will just result in broken limbs.

  3. Matty! says:

    That’s awesome the company hooked you up! It’s not only a great toy find, it’s a GREAT company find! My money is on the bot that doesn’t have to promote his abilities on his chest … He just gets the job done … in a suit!!!

  4. jamie says:

    what kind of monster would go around just breaking innocent toys.

  5. Cory says:

    Oh man I had a similar expericence with a mimobot, the company did me a solid and offered to fix it for me or send me a new one. I love interacting with companies that don’t just want to screw you out of money.

  6. krakit says:

    Here is a bit of coverage on the Deathbots from 2008
    Enjoy! :)

    http://www.robotsnob.com/archives/2008/11/deathbots-wil.php

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