Jeff Boddy and the Giant Robots

Today, Undead Backbrain brings you proof of a dire plot!

A few years ago, in the depths of Ohio, an evil genius named Jeff Boddy began making giant robots. They took varied form, some even looking like… well, houses with legs. Very covert! Where better to hide your giant robot army than in the middle of suburbia?

My Giant Robot house

My Giant Robot pic 2

The robots are part of a secret project instigated by Boddy that Undead Backbrain first exposed some time ago. The project is called “My Giant Robot” and it involves tapping into the creative energies of children asked what their own personal giant robot would be like, if they could have one. With their input Boddy has been using his own maniacal genius and that of other artists, animators and evil scientists to bring the robotic creations to life. The aim is, no doubt, to take over the world. Why else have an army of giant robots?

Below, you can see how a child’s imagination was used to create a fearsome (if rather sweet) monster called Mr Smiley! This one is, I have no doubt, designed to reduce cities to crumbling ruins!

My Giant Robot project

And here is a fearsome collage of “Mr Smiley” and the deadly mind that conceived him, indicating that the child-like “Andrew” and robot are already involved in acts of espionage:

My Giant Robot as Bond

Now, disguised as one of the mad creator’s own failed experiments, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has penetrated Boddy’s secret lair and has listened in to his mad ravings.

Here is what Avery heard Boddy say:

“I came up with the idea for the film after watching a collection of vintage toy commercials from the 50s, 60s, and 70s…”

[Backbrain: Here’s one of the so-called toy commercials. Watch carefully! Clearly it is a training film for evil scientist apprentices!]

Boddy continued:

“Over the decades, many of the robot ads had the same message: ‘You control what it does!’ Which reminded me of an interview I heard with George Lucas about the original trilogy. Apparently, a lot of kids actually liked Darth Vader more than Han and Luke. Why? He said it was because kids are the powerless, having to look up at the world, and dependent on their parents. So Vader is more heroic in that respect because you know he’s the most powerful. Now this all happened just after 9/11 and I thought it would be a great time to empower some kids through their own creativity. In fact, the logo I designed was based on the idea of one of these creations guarding a city.”

[Backbrain: Control giant robots? Identifying with Darth Vader? Empowering kids? Come on, Jeff, are we really talking about guarding a city or taking it over?]

“Additionally, the film’s animated sequences allowed me to challenge myself with some 3D and compositing techniques I was eager to learn. The results, which you’ve seen and posted, really helped strengthen my portfolio. So before I finished the film, an opportunity came to relocate from Ohio to LA, where I’ve been able to put my new skills to work.

“In terms of giant robots, I think the highlight of the first year in LA was animating some promotional ideas for Transformers 2! I’ve also worked on trailers and promos for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Bedtime Stories, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and several commercial campaigns.  I can tell you that a friend of mine, 3-D artist Chris Schoenman, has begun helping me and we’re in the midst of bringing Parker’s Spidertron to  life.”

The Backbrain has obtained an image that illustrates the nature of Schoenman’s creation, “Spidertron”. Evil or what?  Totally unreliable inside sources tell me that this “artist”, Chris Schoenman, is actually a pseudonym for an AI theorist and robotics engineer wanted in 27 countries throughout the world!

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Spidertron

Boddy clearly knew that Kaiju Search-Robot Avery, undercover spy for the Backbrain, was recording his diatribe as the last ominous words he spoke before sending Spidertron to chase Avery from his factory lair were obviously meant as a dire threat:

“He [Schoenman] also shot live action footage of downtown office buildings and tracked in the 3d ‘bot, jumping from rooftop to rooftop — which will be coming soon so….. stay tuned.”

As he fled, Avery managed to take a snap of Boddy’s infamous “Big Board” — which outlines the plans the mad genius has for the evil that he is set to unleash upon humanity. Note the many robots to come!

Big Board snmap

We await the outcome of these revelations with fear and excitement!

  • Source: Jeff Boddy via our undercover agent Kaiju Search-Robot Avery
  • Garloo “Toy Commercial” via io9.com, where you can see a training film for another even more terrible robot called Big Loo
  • Boddy’s website
  • Previous Backbrain article
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2 Responses to Jeff Boddy and the Giant Robots

  1. Avery says:

    It’s a dangerous job but someone has to do it.

  2. Todd says:

    The “house-robot” looks like some nightmares I’ve had after producing some particularly difficult architectural renderings.

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