Marvin the Paranoid Android

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by BazookaJo, May 7, 2012.

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Okay hitchhkers fans (all five of us anyway).

    Had some free time this bank holiday Monday so finally got a prototype of the first of my Hitchiker's TV bobbleheads - Marvin the Paranoid Android.

    Way I mess around it will probably take me years to do all 5 (Marvin is the easy one), but Marvin should be available well before the end of the year.

    And yes he will have both arms and legs in the final version :D and the next version will be texture mapped.

  2. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    Here I am with a brain the size of a planet and you reduce me to a simple bobblehead paper model. How depressing.sign1
  3. PemTech

    PemTech Member


    Great looking Marvin, glad you stuck with the classic and not the movie version.
  4. ajmadison

    ajmadison Member

    Unbeeleevable. *wink*
  5. vulcan8630

    vulcan8630 Member

    "Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they tell me to take you up to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? Cause I don't."
  6. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    +1 here too! Marvin looks good so far.
  7. Eric Ferguson

    Eric Ferguson Member

    Ohhhh!!! I love it!!!! Always liked Marvin. Have the original TV H2G2 on DVD, somewhere a copy of the BBC radio show on cassettes. 42 and I know where my my towel is (Hmm.... does that make me a froody dude?). LOL (Oh that hurt all my diodes down one side....)
  8. Cool... although I'ld love to see a non-deformed, non bobblehead variant, too.
  9. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

    Belgium man! that's awesome!!
  10. Inv8r_timmy

    Inv8r_timmy New Member

    YAY! Real Marvin, not that abomination from the movie a couple of years ago! And you could always release him as-is and just call him Kriket Wars Marvn :)
  11. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    classic is good but I do like the movie version too....
    And add me as #6 of the Hitchhikers fans.... love the books!
  12. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

  13. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Well seeing there were more than just 2 H2G2 fans I decided to pull my finger out and take it on a step, then another etc. and it's pretty much done.

    Just the parts to label and some simple instructions and it's there I reckon.

    Oh, and since Marvin is by nature a mundane chap I decided the only way I could add a little interest was to throw in Eddie and a bucket from his car park days ;)

    Anyway - hope you all like it.

    Oh, and I thought the movie was a huge dissapointment too :(

    And I will probably provide a scaled down head for those of you who are desperate for Marvin with correct proportions.



  14. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

  15. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

  16. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Nicely done BazookaJo!
  17. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

  18. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

    That's really well done,very clever.
  19. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    Question.... you are building the origanal Marvin, is anyone doing the movie version??
  20. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Not me - there's far too much merch on the shelf i.e.
    £12 gets you a Marvin headnocker:
    £15 gets you the figure
    Not sure what the rotofigure with light up eyes costs..£££

    Just kidding ;) It's just that I wouldn't want to throw serious time on designing or making a model that was already widely available unless it was 'seriously' expensive, or I wanted to super-size it.

    I have to admit I am pretty darn slow at these things due to my poor 3D skills, maybe some super whiz 3D dude can knock it out in a few hours..

    As for myself - would I have spent weeks of my time creating a kit of the Marvin BBC version if I could buy the same thing in the store for £15? Not bloody likely ;D

    P.S. One guy started at some point - maybe you can chase him up?

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