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Hiya Roboteers, welcome to Joe's Giant Robots! Here you’ll find a hodgepodge of pop culture oddities, vintage bric-a-brac, and anything I may fancy. My posts aren't politically correct at times, so if you’re easily offended you’ve been warned. Please feel free to poke around and have fun at my little internet-clubhouse. And as always gang, enjoy! ~Joe

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Pin-Up Art by Alex Miranda

One of my favorite pin-up artists, Brazilian artist Alex Miranda.

See more here at his deviantart page.

~Joe

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The Popy Toy Corporation
Cool promo poster from 1978.
Found here at plaidstallions
~Joe

The Popy Toy Corporation

Cool promo poster from 1978.

Found here at plaidstallions

~Joe

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Ad: The hand that helps keep America ‘running’ (Jul, 1953)

The hand that helps keep America ‘running’
For precision production so vital to products that contribute to America’s progress … leaders in industry look to the skilled hand of Lycoming.
This is the hand that machines vital components for GENERAL ELECTRIC J-47 jet engines … that turns out sturdy connecting rods for FORD trucks … that produces durable gears for NEW IDEA farm machinery … that makes rotor assemblies for PIASECKI helicopters … that creates air-cooled engines for executive aircraft such as AERO-COMMANDER, BEECH, GRUMMAN, RYAN and PIPER
… this is the skilled hand of Lycoming precision production.
Long on experience, varied in skills, huge in production—Lycoming always meets the most exacting metal-working requirements of leaders in American industry. So whatever your problem … look to Lycoming!
SOME OF THE LEADERS WHO LOOK TO LYCOMING
American Car and Foundry Company • Air Materiel Command • Bendix Aviation Corp. • The Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company • Doman Helicopters, Inc. • Food Machinery & Chemical Corporation m Ford Motor Company • General Motors Corporation — Chevrolet-Aviation Engine Division • Kaman Helicopter Corp. • Navy Bureau of Aeronautics • Piasecki Helicopter Corp. • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. • Thompson Products, Incorporated • Westinghouse Electric Corporation • Wright Aeronautical.
FOR RESEARCH • FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION
LOOK TO LYCOMING

From Modern Mechanix.
~Joe

Ad: The hand that helps keep America ‘running’ (Jul, 1953)

The hand that helps keep America ‘running’

For precision production so vital to products that contribute to America’s progress … leaders in industry look to the skilled hand of Lycoming.

This is the hand that machines vital components for GENERAL ELECTRIC J-47 jet engines … that turns out sturdy connecting rods for FORD trucks … that produces durable gears for NEW IDEA farm machinery … that makes rotor assemblies for PIASECKI helicopters … that creates air-cooled engines for executive aircraft such as AERO-COMMANDER, BEECH, GRUMMAN, RYAN and PIPER

… this is the skilled hand of Lycoming precision production.

Long on experience, varied in skills, huge in production—Lycoming always meets the most exacting metal-working requirements of leaders in American industry. So whatever your problem … look to Lycoming!

SOME OF THE LEADERS WHO LOOK TO LYCOMING

American Car and Foundry Company • Air Materiel Command • Bendix Aviation Corp. • The Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company • Doman Helicopters, Inc. • Food Machinery & Chemical Corporation m Ford Motor Company • General Motors Corporation — Chevrolet-Aviation Engine Division • Kaman Helicopter Corp. • Navy Bureau of Aeronautics • Piasecki Helicopter Corp. • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. • Thompson Products, Incorporated • Westinghouse Electric Corporation • Wright Aeronautical.

FOR RESEARCH • FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION

LOOK TO LYCOMING

From Modern Mechanix.

~Joe

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Pin-Up art by the Great Gil Elvgren

The master of all pin-up artists, Gil Elvgren. This is not my first post of this incredible genius of tease; nor will it be my last.

From the wiki:

Elvgren was a commercial success. Elvgren lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to 1970s. His clients ranged from Brown and Bigelow and Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.[6]

As always Roboters, enjoy!

~Joe

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Ad: meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him! (Jun, 1954)

meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him!
“He’s” a new Lycoming air-cooled engine. He’s backed by Lycoming’s experience in creating and producing – 50,000 aircraft power plants … each with a flight-proved life expectancy of at least 5,000 hours.
You learn a lot about flying in 25 years … and 50,000 engines!
Our first Lycoming aircraft engines gained us invaluable experience flying for one of America’s first scheduled air lines. Their successors have flown military missions in aircraft from liaison planes, to trainers, to helicopters. As “civilians,” they now fly small single-engine utility planes, and leading twin-engine “flying offices” for businessmen.
Do you need this kind of dependable air-cooled power… or any of the diversified services listed above our signature? Lycoming’s wealth of creative engineering ability … its 2-1/2 million square feet of floor space … and 6,000-plus machine tools stand ready to serve you. Whatever your problem … look to Lycoming!
Aircraft Engines Industrial and Tank Engines Engine Overhaul Generating UnitsTurbine Engineering and Research Engineering Design and Development Hardened and Ground Precision Parts Gears and Machine PartsComplete Assemblies Heat-Treating and Plating Steel Fabrication Castings Boilers
FOR RESEARCH • FOR PRECISION PRODUCTIONLOOK TO LYCOMING

From Modern Mechanix.
~Joe

Ad: meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him! (Jun, 1954)

meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him!

“He’s” a new Lycoming air-cooled engine. He’s backed by Lycoming’s experience in creating and producing – 50,000 aircraft power plants … each with a flight-proved life expectancy of at least 5,000 hours.

You learn a lot about flying in 25 years … and 50,000 engines!

Our first Lycoming aircraft engines gained us invaluable experience flying for one of America’s first scheduled air lines. Their successors have flown military missions in aircraft from liaison planes, to trainers, to helicopters. As “civilians,” they now fly small single-engine utility planes, and leading twin-engine “flying offices” for businessmen.

Do you need this kind of dependable air-cooled power… or any of the diversified services listed above our signature? Lycoming’s wealth of creative engineering ability … its 2-1/2 million square feet of floor space … and 6,000-plus machine tools stand ready to serve you. Whatever your problem … look to Lycoming!

Aircraft Engines Industrial and Tank Engines Engine Overhaul Generating Units
Turbine Engineering and Research Engineering Design and Development Hardened and Ground Precision Parts Gears and Machine Parts
Complete Assemblies Heat-Treating and Plating Steel Fabrication Castings Boilers

FOR RESEARCH • FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION
LOOK TO LYCOMING

From Modern Mechanix.

~Joe

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Pin-Up art by the Great Gil Elvgren

The master of all pin-up artists, Gil Elvgren. This is not my first post of this incredible genius of tease; nor will it be my last.

From the wiki:

Elvgren was a commercial success. Elvgren lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to 1970s. His clients ranged from Brown and Bigelow and Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.[6]

As always Roboters, enjoy!

~Joe

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JGR Double-Vision: John Byrne ‘reimagined’ cover homage for George Perez’ Fantastic Four 187. I’m partial to the George Perez original.

As always Roboteers, please enjoy!

~Joe

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The Runnaways — Cherry Bomb

(Source: Spotify)

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GAMERA, Vintage Plastic Model Kits

Before TMNT, there was this bad-ass turtle!

~Joe

(Source: humungus)

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Wally Wood nude sketches of Sally Forth

Here’s three very neat Wood nudes of his character Sally Forth I found while dredging the bowels of the intertubes to bring you kids classy content.

Credit goes to all original sources.

As always dear Roboteers, enjoy!

~Joe