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An Item From the CP Shop

Marble Robot

SM0228 ID SM0228 (photo)
Arrived 7/11/07, PM (USPS)
From Gil O'Brien, Madison, WI
Description Assortment of 16" robots
More info xobotz.com
Swapped for TBD
Status defending BB's desk

Gil O'Brien's probably onto something here, attaching space-age polymer body pieces with old-school glass marbles. Marbotz are sort of half Bionicles (without the suffix "-icles") and half Magnetix (without potentially fatal magnets). Gil sent a few kits from a U.S.-made test run, an overseas production run is in the works with new models, so, as Gil points out, these prototypes will, with any luck, be the "eBay collectible of the future." I can just picture them sparring: "Marbot Red, we will settle this once and for all, with MARBLES!" "Then it will be so, Marbot Blue. TO THE MARBLE CIRCLE!"

P.S.: Don't put marbles in your nose.

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