Gort For Sale

While we're out here at WonderCon, patrolling the halls of fandom and looking for good science fiction action, there's a piece of super-sized memorabilia on eBay that you might want to pick up: a full-sized replica of Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still. It was created by Fred Barton Productions ("Celebrity Robots Brought To Life!") and although it's a local pickup only in the San Francisco area, the thing is already up to over four thousand bucks. Our favorite line from the auction is, "Although the controller is included, the robot hasn't been activated in years. It's unknown if it's in working condition." Come on you fool, fire that sucker up! Klaatu barada nikto! [Thanks Peter!]