I recently re-read an article about LP spacemen in the excellent One Inch Warrior magazine Issue 9. The article is by Geoff Cooldrey and is called 'Over Here'.
In the article Geoff discusses the history of the oft-copied LP robots, one of whom is our very own Bill's old avatar [above, foreground, in pink]. In passing Geoff happened to mention that similar robots appear on Robo Hunter issues of the UK Sci-Fi comic of the 1970's, 2000AD.
Today I spent a happy 15 minutes tracking down Robo Hunter aka Sam Slade and found two covers with what appear to be gigantic versions of our conical friend! I wonder if the artist [s] had the toy in front of them at the time? The name of the robot in the comic remains unknown to me although ot may be Big Brain. Anyone know?
Originally posted in 2011.