Original Lost in Space Robot Auctioned

Posted 28 Apr 2003 at 04:59 UTC by steve Share This

He went by many names: Robot B-9, Class M3, YM-3, "bubble headed-booby" but usually just plain "Robot". The friendly robot from the Lost in Space TV show sold on eBay yesterday for $230,000. And this was the real thing - the second of two originals created for the show (the first was found and restored some years ago). The robot was part of a huge, live auction of TV science fiction memorabilia. The Jupiter 2 went for $60k, the helm from the original USS Enterprise for $80k, Spock's blue shirt for $115k. Oh, and if $230,000 sounds like more than you'd want to spend, you can join many others who've built their own B9 replicas.

Danger Will Robinson!, posted 28 Apr 2003 at 22:58 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

In the new Lost in Space movie the robot was extremely dangerous, but in the old TV shows he was rather B-9. :-P

$230k? Wow! An initial investment of $50 to buy a trash can, some clothes dryer tubing, and neon and 40 years later, boom baby!

The pilot was the best show. Not really saying it was worth watching. One wonders why TV execs didn't take it off the air or why they put it on the air in the first place. Sad thing is, as kids we watched it and we weren't even forced.

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