Saturday, 11 May 2013

Futuregraph: Walter The Wobot Bluepwint

NAME
Walter The Wobot Bluepwint

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 52

DATELINE
18 Feb 78

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Annual 1981

SYNOPSIS
A schematic of Walter.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Dredd does an advert. First mention of British Leymek.

INFORMATION
(It is March 2100)

The D-2000 AI Vending Robot is manufactured by Global Dynamics Corporation (Robotic Division) of Houston, Texas.

The robot's head screen unit is made by Sony and contains a video screen, two cybo optic eyes, an instant cine camera, audio sensitive panels and houses its memory retention transistors.

The robot's 'neck' includes its voicebox made by British Leymek and an oil intake tank, which allows oil to be pumped to all moving parts.

The torso area boasts a juke box made by Bang and Olufson, a tape recorder, a Synthi-Caf dispensor (with external buttons for manual drink selection), a washing and drying up unit, a hot and cold air conditioner, a locked drink storage unit, a friction drive motor, an ash tray, a drink intake and pleasure circuit.

The arms are detachable and bracelet jointed for greater flexibility and contains a water pipe. The wrist units are interchangeable and can be either a three fingered hand, water hose, vacuum cleaner or power scissors.

The legs feature drives in both the upper and lower legs and two spring clips on each ankle joint.


Publications featuring robots include 2000 A.D. Mega-City Edition and Mega-Mechanik Monthly.

Judges are not permitted to be connected with advertising, except with permission of the Grand Judge.

WALTER THE WOBOT
He is a D-2000 AI Vending Robot.

OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE DREDD
He makes an appearance in an advert for D-2000 AI Vending Robots.

THE GRAND JUDGE
He has made an exception to allow Dredd to advertise for D-2000 AI Vending Robots, because the advert will not be seen in Mega-City edition of the publication.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Walter: "I am so pwoud that I have been allowed to pwint this diagwam. I hope you enjoy it."

WORST LINES
Dredd: "...normally we Judges are not permitted to be connected with anything like advertising..."

What?

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says bluepwint, bwacelet, camewa, diagwam, dwink, dwinks, dwive, dwying, fwiction, gweater, gweetings, memowy, micwowave, pwint, pwoud, weaders, wecorder, wetention, wobot, scween, spwing, stowage, twansistors, tway and wist, but at one point has no problem with drive.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Global Dynamics Corporation made the Powergear.html and Super Liner used by the Harlem Heroes.

Walter's pleasure circuit was a reward given to him in Judge Dredd: 'Robot Wars' Part 8 while his ankle spring clips were put to use in Judge Dredd: Meet Mr Moonie.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Artist: Kevin O'Neill

REVIEW
It's credit to Kevin O'Neill that Walter's construction is as plausible as it is and largely mirrors human anatomy. Note the location of Walter's pleasure circuit.