Friday, 8 June 2012

ThreeA ~ Popbot : Badbot.

I need a fix cos I'm going down
Down to the bits that I left uptown
I need a fix cos I'm going down

Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun

Happiness is a warm gun (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot)
Happiness is a warm gun, mama (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot)
When I hold you in my arms (Oo-oo oh yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (Oo-oo oh yeah)
I know no one can do me no harm (Oo-oo oh yeah)
Because happiness is a warm gun, mama (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot)
Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot)
Happiness is a warm, yes it is, gun (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot)

Well, don't you know happiness is a warm gun, mama? (Happiness is a warm gun, yeah)
- The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun.

Category type : Droid.
Unit type : Mass production general purpose droid.
Model type : BAD-1.
Designation: Badbot.
Manufacturer : Hobson and Dolch Industries.
Affiliation : Various.
Height : 8 feet.
Weight : 1200 kg.
Armour type : Plasteel ceramite composite alloy.
Armour thickness : 80mm.
Powerplant : Single turbo BRINK supercharger diesel engine.
Std. armaments: "Big Poppa" - 12.7 x 99mm auto-revolver x 2; multi-spectrum scanner; sensorium; auto locking target acquisition system.

The Popbot series manufactured and distributed by the Hobson and Dolch Industries, one of the several hundreds proxy corporations under the defunct Rothchild Corporation, is one of the mass manufactured, minimalistic designed droids which function primarily as roadies as well as providing securities for various bands and musicians. They are highly affordable, produced at low cost, with wide range of modification, re-tuning and re-programme options. There are many versions and variants, some with dual eyes while others are modified along their roles, such as having hooks in place of the standard palms for hauling or installing equipment. Sizes also differ amongst these droids and they are all highly modifiable. Special model types include the Badbot series, which are produced for annual "Battle of the Bands" contest (of which aspiring bands are literally "eliminated" from each rounds). Some of these are "captured" and reprogrammed by the M.O.D. space faring pirates. Some are infamous retinues of the legendary leader of the Neo Zoroastrian Movement, the Lady Sham herself. Popbots have a peculiar habit of keeping a holographic cat or kitten as a pet, known as "Kitty". The famous post punk movement band, Funlicker 2215, whose lead singer is a holographic cat known as Dothan, has their own roadies of Popbots, known as Punkbots. Popbots often gain infamy for their roles, due to their affiliations with rivalling bands from different genres. They were involved in the Battle of Manchester with Lady Sham and the Independent Countries Group (ICG) which involves a high number of civilian casualties. Another is the great brawl and resulting riots between Punkbots from the post punk movements and Popbots of the mainstream commercially inclined bands during the Reading and Leed Festival in 1988, indirectly sparks off by some bottling acts offstage by members of the audience. Again, a high number of audience casualties were reported as the confrontations between the Punkbots and Popbots involve indiscriminate shootings of armour piercing rounds at each others throughout the entire arena. These droids are found in abundance particularly in Europa Union, Imperial Eurasia and United Americana where in the case of the latter, they are often re-programmed to slug it out in the notorious societal phenomenon known as the Block War, a form of intense battles between neighbouring stratoscrapers in hive cities.


Dunno much about this bad boy 'cept that I personally thought it captures nicely the typical Ashley Wood renditions of robots with sexay ladies. The weirdest thing about Badbot is its "exposed tubing" on it's "belly". Like intestines. Yucky. Besides that, it's all good, and it comes with a messenger bag and a random, sculpted cat. There are numerous versions, look in the net and check it out, as Badbot and the Popbots are all old releases. Unfortunately for me, the cat, called "Kitty", coloration is not to my liking, so maybe one day, gonna get an alternative, replacement. 

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