Saturday, July 03, 2010

They Are Coming...

Giant Robot Week
Giant Robot Week
~~ click on the image for giant WALLPAPER view ~~

They... WHO? You ask.

The GIANT ROBOTS! Yep, in July I will have finally a Giant Robot Week :)
I had planning to do one for such a long time, so I am very happy to finally do it this month :)
It's not gonna be next week (gotta some work to do) but def it will happen in July.

I am also taking 1 suggestion (already have a few robots lined up) so feel free to throw in your favorite robot suggestion by replying to this post: you guys have a week from now. The winner (the one I will decide to include in the gallery) will receive a signed archival print of the chosen robot.
Rule #1: if you see already entered the robot you liked, then pick another one that has not been entered yet. There can be only one winner so if there are multiple entries of the same robot, I will only consider the first one who entered it.
Rule #2: this is GIANT ROBOTS week, so try to suggest giant robots (mostly from Japanese anime) instead of small robots (like C3PO, for example).
EDIT!!!
Rule #3: please enter only 1 suggestion/name. For multiple names in the same post, I will only consider the first one.
Rule #4: check the above chart to make sure your entry has not been named yet. Also: small robots will be in red and mostly likely not considered for the grand prize.

PRIZES! Since there are so many great suggestions, I am thinking to add a couple of extra prizes for runner-ups, randomly picked among all entries: the prize is a large archival print of the group shot of all entries (like the one above, insilhuetts, but compelted with allt he robots suggested during the week) :)
Same print will go to the winner as well, in addition to the single robot one.

Of course, please spread the news: the more the better :)

Alright, everyone is ready? GO! :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Artwork © 2010 Francesco Francavilla.

63 comments:

Cristian said...

I'd love to see Venus A from Great Mazinger, always liked it, and her palette would fit your style I think.
http://www.encirobot.com/gmaz/gmaz-mec13.asp
http://www.encirobot.com/mkaign/mkaign-mec03.asp

barrymcw said...

It's not a Japanese robot, but how can you not at least consider the Iron Giant?

Love all the work. Thanks so much for sharing.

Ken O said...

Gao Gai Gar

http://www.boomspeed.com/tequilawyrm/gogaigar.jpg

pimpernel said...

Gaiking!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqleopsA6k8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS6E-Nu3xsg

Benny the Ball said...

Francesco,

Great idea. I'll nominate Zoidzilla - was such a fan of the comic series in the Marvel UK days, and, hey, it's a giant mecha godzilla!

http://www.hooversandsledgehammers.com/images/a_Zoidzilla.JPG

Casey (@OneShotCrisis) said...

Paradigm City's protector: Za Biggu O (The Big O).

Not the best name, but an awesome sci-fi noir character. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_O)

Such a great mystery series.

Great idea Francesco!

Little John said...

If it's Giant Robot week we definitely need Giant Robo!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Robo_(tokusatsu)
Or as I knew it in my youth: Johnny Socko and his Flying Robot!

http://narrativagrafica.mforos.com/1651934/8485594-johnny-sokko-and-his-flying-robot-giant-robo-1967/

This sounds like it's going to be a fun week!

Esteban Pedreros said...

I don't know the names you have for them, but my favorite Super robots always were "El Vengador" (Steel jeeg, or kotetsushin Jeeg) and "Supermagnetron" (Magne Robo Gakin). "Iron 28" is also a favorite of mine, and he deserves a spot being one of the founders of the genre ("Tetsujin 28-go", also known as "Gigantor")

Kyle Latino said...

TETSUJIN 28! (Gigantor to the Americans) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantor

chris.k said...

I vote for an old Ultraman toy I had as a child-- the giant gold robot, "King Joe"!
http://jbwid.com/img_07/090707b.jpg

Brian Jones said...

Jet Jaguar
http://www.henshinonline.com/images/jgmf2005_10.jpg

or
Mecha-Kong

Robert Hack said...

Dang! I was just about to suggest Jet Jaguar!

Well, I had another good choice already in mind: The K1 Robot from Doctor Who. This appreared in the 4th Doctor's first story, ROBOT.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_(Doctor_Who)

Undeadboy said...

It's not giant but the robot from Metropolis would be freakin' AWESOME!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)

Karl said...

Waht about a classic Soundwave?

Elliott Schwab said...

Francesco,

Thinking outside the box here but how awesome would it be to do MechaGodzilla?! He's got my vote. Thanks!

DonAlejandro said...

Please make the megazord from Power Rangers.

Esteban Pedreros said...

I could swear the wallpaper wasn't there yesterday... anyway, since two of my choices are already there.

I was a huge fan of Robotech (still am), so a Valkirie/Veritech is a must (if possible, that one episode when Rick Hunter uses a prototype full of misiles), or a cyclone if possible, because while they weren't Giant robots, they were absolutely great. There was a short lived show called Daltanias (Future Robo Daltanius), that was awesome story-wise, but the design wasn't all that good. And finally I also liked the the robot from Saber Rider (Star Musketeer Bismarck), I believe that what I liked the most was the theme song, but anyway, the robot (Ramrod) was great... I mean, how many Giant space cowboy robots are there?

Francesco Francavilla said...

Esteban,
I did the chart with all the robots entered so far, and yours is int here too (JEEG) :)
The chart is for everyone else who check this today: I am planning to update the chart every day with all the new entries also becuase the final chart will be made as a print.
Wonderign if I should also add the names of the person who entered each one... mhh..

Keep em coming, guys, and read the rules :)

Cheers,
Francesco

NSlayton said...

Either the Zeta Gundam from..well...Gundam Zeta, or the Sazabi from Char's Counterattack (also a Gundam movie).

Esteban Pedreros said...

See?, I wasn't crazy :D
but I ommited one of the rules, dang!

Well Steel Jeeg is there so I'm happy. I doubt you have the time but here is the intro in spanish for that show... and a team-up between many of Go nagai's Robots against their common enemies.

I hope you like them.

Drew said...

A Berserker Evangelion Unit 01
That epitomizes "Giant Robo" to me.

Brame said...

Production unit from neon genesis evangelion

Cullen Bunn said...

My votes are for Gaiking and the modern version of Mechagodzilla (the one from the Millennium series).

Mark Englert said...

Voltron: http://www.shirtlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Voltron345.jpg

Mecha Bowser: http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/timidshadow/MechaBowser.jpg

Anonymous said...

The final robot version of my all time favorite anime. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

http://media.photobucket.com/image/Tengen%20Toppa%20Gurren%20Lagann%20robot/Reko-J/Revoltech/Tengen%2520Toppa/Tengen-Toppa-Gurren-Lagann.jpg

introvertedone said...

How about Megamaid from the movie Spaceballs? That would be full of win!

Dan McDaid said...

This is SO cool.

How about the Cyber-King from Doctor Who?

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/CyberKing

Ryan K Lindsay said...

Oh, man, you have to do Death's Head, yes? He was in Gillen and Stevens' S.W.O.R.D. from Marvel, recently, but he dates back years into the UK imprint of Marvel.

I would love to see your interpretation of him, please!

Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death%27s_Head

He's a robotic bounty hunter, but he calls himself a "freelance peace-keeping agent". Be perfect for you, and a diverse choice apart from the other robots you already have.

Mark Kardwell said...

These'll test your tolerance of 2000AD - Dave Gibbons' Charlie from Ro-Busters or Mick McMahon's Mad George from A.B.C. Warriors.

When you think about it, Pat Mills must have had a soft spot for giant robots: both of those stories are the emotional core of their respective strips.

Mark Kardwell said...

Just posted a Dave Gibbons' Charlie and a Mick McMahon Mad George at my blog for everyone's perusal.

glnorwood said...

MechaStreisand from South Park.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/150170

DaniloV.- said...

go with Gaiking my son!!!

Edward said...

How about Mecha-Streisand?

Little John said...

We can't forget about the Sentinels from the X-Men:

http://marvel.com/universe/Sentinels

This week is going to be so full of win!

Zuriel Renee Stanley said...
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Zuriel Renee Stanley said...

Hey, I think you should draw Servo from Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad. I don't know if you've ever heard of him so here's a link

http://cdn3.ioffer.com/img/item/119/788/619/Rz9rbzdan9bt6ML.jpg

Josh said...

Unicron. please?

I know you already have soundwave on there but I hope you would consider Unicron. He's pretty much the biggest, baddest robot of all time. I mean he eats planets. Come on, he'd give galactus a run for his money.

digitalsketch said...

What about Voltus V?

Mark said...

What's the name of the robot in the beastie boy's intergalactic video.

I choo-choo choose that robot

felix ip said...

How about Getta Robot?

PTRDEATH said...

How about VOLTES V?

Nord said...

The original Mazinger Z would be beautiful!!!

Griffin Post said...

Xenogears from, well, Xenogears!

AntoBlueberry said...

I know you'll feel sad if UFO Robot Grendizer (aka Goldrake for the Italian kids of the 70s) is not in the list.

Esteban Pedreros said...

I know i'd be a pain to draw, but the SDF-1, transformed into its Battle mode from Robotech would be sweet!.

Can I add multiple entries in multiple posts?

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Mr. Atom, from the Shazam books.

Michael said...

Pretty sure it's not on the chart and I'd love to see your take on Mazinger Z!

http://www.toysnjoys.com/wallscrolls/ya-008.jpg

The Shawnzie said...

I vote for Mecha King Ghidorah

http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/324/822/86/printmechakingghid.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_93Y09YDcf0k/S4fwJgmYkHI/AAAAAAAAAl8/ODqweo-fHp8/s320/Mecha+King+Ghidorah+movie+appearance.jpg

everyueveryme said...

Miller & Darrow's Big Guy (with or without sidekick Rusty)

Mitch Gerads said...
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Mitch Gerads said...

Alright, i'm home and i'm ready to make my suggestion, Francesco!

The Superman/Batman robot from the Loeb/McGuiness run of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies!

http://comicrelated.com/graphics/solicits/dc/jan10/3Superman/Worlds%20finest%204A.jpg

WHOO!!

Alberto said...

I see a predominance of humanoid looking robots so, What about Yattawan, the giant dog robot from Yatterman?

There's the animated version and also the one from Takashi Miike's film adaptation...

Wrothy said...

How about ED-209?

If he's not big enough for you, then there's always Gort.

lunavalse said...

Does Data from Star Trek TNG count? He's not big in size, but he sure is in awesomeness. :)

wing said...

Angel 05 from Evangelion

Esteban Pedreros said...

I know he is not a giant Robot, but you have to make a WALL-E.
Maybe a WALL-E at Lilliput, or in an Earth populated by cockroaches.

Neue Ziel said...

You can always add the Getter Robo from Shin Getter Robo: Armageddon. It is the shiznit!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Alright guys, we are at 45, thanks also to some of my childhood faves I just added like Gordian (the matrioska robot! :)), Daltanius, the Great Mazinger, and Daitarn 3.
HA! The memories... :D

As stated in the rules, each person can only enter one suggestion (;) @ Esteban), so I am hoping to see a few "new" faces coming in and suggest new robots that aren't listed yet. It would be cool if I had at least 50 entries to chose from :)
Deadline for entering is tomorrow. Bring it on! :)

CHeers,
Francesco

Esteban Pedreros said...

Umm, sorry, I got carried away. But there are so many great Giant robots that nobody else was mentioning.

You've got to draw Ramrod (Saber Rider), even if it's a non elegible entry :)

See? carried away, again.

Miss Jonny said...

So, I've thought and thought about this since you first posted the contest. And at this point, I am just going to have to go with my favourite Gundam, the upgraded Altron Gundam from Gundam Wing.

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/XXXG-01S2_Altron_Gundam

Dylan said...

It cant be a giant robot contest without Voltron!

http://lgo.mit.edu/blog/drewhill/files/voltron.jpg

M. Tabone said...

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Liberty_Prime

This list definitely needs Liberty Prime from Fallout 3.

Philip A. Buck said...

It would be wonderful if you did the robots from the old Fleischer Superman Cartoon. Those are classic.