|This model was built using an original release Polar Lights Robby kit. Altaira was added from a later version of the kit.|
Head to toe, Robby stands 7" tall. Robby is finished in dark gun-metal, with accents and panels in flat black & dark gray.
|Robby's hands are actually flat black in color, but |
appear gray in the photos due to the contrasting
dark gun-metal finish on his arms.
|Robby & Altaira - while Robby was airbrushed with Tamiya water-based acrylics, Altaira was hand painted using Liquitex artists |
acrylic paints. Even her blue-hued silver dress was hand finished with Liquitex artists acrylic paints. Even though it can't
usually be seen at all, I filled in the large gap in the back of Altaira's right leg with Green Stuff model putty, then carved
& sanded it to shape. A little blue 'eye shadow' & bright red 'lipstick' help give Altaira the right period look to go with her dark
|SUBJECT: ROBBY THE ROBOT & ALTAIRA from the classic sci-fi film, FORBIDDEN PLANET|
KIT MAKER: POLAR LIGHTS SCALE: ??
SPECIAL FEATURES: Clear & chrome plated parts. Landscape display base.
ADDED: Electronic LED lighting. Altaira figure (from a more recent Polar Lights kit).
|The scene of Robby carrying Altaira, as portrayed by the Polar Lights kits, NEVER|
HAPPENED - there was no such scene anywhere in the film Forbidden Planet. The
concept came from a movie poster intended to 'sensationalize' Robby (see left).