ArtLung [Joe Crawford]

Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

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San Diego, California, USA

Oh, it’s Getter Poseidon!

In 1982 I drew this:

Robot Fighter, 1982

I’ve been thinking a lot about the various Jumbo Machinder I was exposed to in the Philippines. And one, with a stout body and a jetpack keeps coming back to my mind. I believe when I was 9 years old I had a vinyl toy. It’s bothered me that I never saw it again, and anytime I’d look at sites with a lot of giant robots on them I never saw him.

I always thought this robot from this was an original creation of mine. As it turns out, it’s not, really. as a matter of a fact, it appears to be a pretty close rendering of Getter Poseidon, who looks like this:

Robots with that basic format, with a head shaped like a “rolo” candy, a stocky torso, a jetpack, and tubular arms and joints is something I used to doodle a lot.

And now I know it’s Getter Poseidon. This is more interesting to me than it is to you. Ha.

posted this 11 years ago.
What else did he post in February 2012?

(Monday February 6th 2012 at 12:00pm)

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