Updated: May 07, 2021
B-9 ROBOT FAN REPLICA'S #01
If you are a baby boomer who grew up in the 1960's (as I
did), then you will certainly remember the lovable robot
from the TV series "Lost in Space." Talking back to Dr.
Smith and warning Will Robinson, the robot was arguably
the most popular character on the show.
Now is your opportunity to own a replica of the actual
B-9 robot from "Lost in Space." He has been expertly
built by extremely talented fans who spared no expense
to re-create the robot in astounding detail (please see
pictures) but it is important to note that the robot is
in no way affiliated with Space Productions who owns the
rights to Lost in Space or with B9 Creations. The robot
measures approx. 7 feet tall and weighs approx. 200
pounds. He speaks and lights up just like the real thing.
In fact, his speech is taken from the man who did the
voice of the robot in the 1960's TV series. He is fully
poseable but not motorized.
PRIMARY DIRECTIVES OF THE ROBOT:
Preserve Robinson family Monitor Planetary environment
Give sufficient WARNING!!! if danger is imminent- Was
created by Robert Kinoshita who also created Robby
the Robot from "Forbidden Planet".
- In 1960, the Robot cost $75,000 to create and weighs
upwards of 200 pounds; 2 Robot suits were created. In
today's money, that cost could exceed $1 million.
- For the first three episodes of the show, movement was
accomplished by an actor walking inside the Robot. This
became too difficult, so whenever a scene required
movement, an actor would carry the upper portion of the
Robot on his back and the director would shoot the
action from the Robot's legs up. Sometimes tracks were
laid down and the entire Robot was manually pulled by
- The voice of the Robot was Dick Tufeld, a popular
freelance announcer in Hollywood. Dick also did the
Robot's voice for the feature film version of Lost in
- The actor inside the robot costume was Bob May, a
former stuntman and dancer for Warner Brothers Pictures.
- Remco produced toy replicas of the Robot that are
highly sought-after in today's collectors' market. In
mint condition, the toy now sells for about $750!
- The Robot spent many years in storage, but was
restored by an executive producer at Fox, Kevin Burns.
(*) This page is a tribute to fan-made replica B-9 robots.
If you have built or purchase one of these replica robots,
we invite you to send us your photos. Please e-mail us at,