Updated: March 15, 2008
ORIGINAL ROBOT PROMOTIONAL PROP
Custom-designed Robot from "Lost in Space"
(New Line Cinema, 1998), the film version of the
hit 1965-68 CBS television series. The Robot was
the buddy of young Will Robinson, played by
Jack Johnson. Will is the son of the five-member
family of explorers who get lost in deep space and
have to band together to survive and triumph over
treachery and the unknown. Other stars of the film are
William Hurt as the father, Mimi Rodgers as the mom,
Lacey Chabert and Heather Graham as sisters Penny and
Judy, and Gary Oldman as the wicked Dr. Smith.
The Robot is famous for the phrase "Danger, Will Robinson!"
The Robot was the grand prize of MTV's "Lost in Space"
Sweepstakes held in early April 1998, and the Robot is
being offered now by the sweepstakes winner. The following
is the grand prize description from the sweepstakes'
official rules: "'Lost In Space' Sweepstakes will award one
(1) Grand Prize package. The Grand Prize Winner will be
awarded the Robot from the movie 'Lost In Space". The Grand
Prize package consists of: one (1) 600 pound Robot from the
movie 'Lost In Space'. The Grand Prize Winner is responsible
for all other expenses, including but not limited to
assembly, other than set forth herein. The Robot will arrive
unassembled and does not include the Sun Microsystems
operating system, computer or monitor. The Robot is inoperable
and is intended for promotional use only." The sweepstakes
winner has kept the Robot in the crate in which it was
delivered to him, in a climate-controlled environment, but has
opened one side of the crate so that he could confirm it's
contents. He has informed Guernsey's that the joint of the
Robot's lower right arm appears to need a slight repair.