LINKAGE Friends, artists, collectors and communities with cool sites that have inspired, influenced and supported me.
Alphadrome A great community of vintage toy robot collectors who enjoy talking the talk and sharing the knowledge. A tremendous resource for toy robot information, history and collecting. I've made many new friends there.
Robotart.net Highly polished shiny metal robot spacemen with skinny legs is the quickest way I can describe Lawrence Northey's whimsical work. A master at his trade, Northey's robot sculptures captures the innocence of our childhood heroes.
nemogould.com Nemo Gould's bizarre yet often humorous robot creatures and other designs made from found materials. His work has even appeared in a Nike commercial.
Bennett Robot Works Wonderful robot sculptures created out of found objects by Gordon Bennett. Really cool retro designs featuring some really cool "vintage" parts.
claytonbailey.com Clayton G. Bailey's exhibition of his beautiful, often comical, ceramic & metal sculptures...which just happens to include a robot or two. Check out the cool ray guns!
Grampa's Robot Works Some of the snazziest classicly designed custom robots you'll ever find on the net. Grampa turns out high end bump-n-go and remote controlled robots that recall the golden age of toy robots.
Robotnut.com Featuring Darryl's comprehensive archive of toy robot images including his own ever growing collection. His essay "A Brief History of Toy Robots" is a great primer for anyone interested in the sport.
Robothut.com John Rigg's massive collection of classic robots including many life size bots he built himself all under one roof. John is a master robot builder and the "Hut" is a must see for any sci-fi fan who is in the Washington state area.
MechanizedRobot.com Do you like Robby the Robot from the 1956 classic "Forbidden Planet"? So does Pat Karris...a lot! This is one of the most, if not "the" complete collection of Robby toys and paraphernalia you'll ever find on the net. Lost in Space's B9 robot is also well represented.
Attic of Astounding Artifacts Mystery man Dr. Atomic welcomes you to this labyrinthine network of randomly generated thoughts where you'll find much to delight, provoke and inspire. Well...that and he has a pretty cool collection of robots, ray guns and sci fi literature.
Robot Island Jay Brotter's "World of Tin Toy Robots". One of the largest sources for vintage and reproduction tin robots and space toys. Robot Island can also help you design and manufacture your own toy.
Tales of Future Past where David Szondy investigates the question, "What ever happened to that future we were promised?" A nostalgic look at the past's visions of the future (a paradox of sorts I'm quite sure) featuring robots, rockets, mad scientists and plenty of tongue in cheek.
Dark Roasted Blend Neat collection of pictures & links to cool, weird, funny, fasinating, vintage, abandoned and down right jaw dropping stuff. I start my work mornings there every day. Updated daily.
slobots M. Heisler's take on robot sculpture and paintings that also features recycled parts. His quirky Custom Munny is a must see.
Rombots.com Bob Schmitt's versions of some classic arcade games redone with his whimsical art of vintage robots. Bob does all the Rombots art, design and programming.
Aaron Ristau is another artist who likes to give new life to electronic obsolescence. Beautiful, whimsical sculptures that both delight and provoke thought.
Eric Joyner lives near a donut shop and that has had a profound affect on his robot paintings. When huge alien pastries invade Earth someday, Eric prophetic vision will guide us.
Rik Allen creates marvelous alien spacecrafts out of blown glass and metal. I'm just mesmerized by his quaint metaphysical designs.
Mike Rivamonte beautiful robot creations out of vintage parts. Some parts are even 100 years old! Mike's robots capture the whimsical spirit of this genre.
Main Street Toys Joe Moribito's place for vintage, reproduction or just cool toys.
Talbotics Tal Avitzur builds menacing (of the fun sort) robots and the like out of re-purposed material. Don't ask what he does with the doll heads!