Klaatu Barada Nikto
The eight-foot metal robot accompanies Klaatu, a visitor to Earth from a distant planet, aboard a flying saucer. He does not speak, but uses a beam weapon projected from beneath a visor to vaporize weapons and obstacles. Klaatu describes him as being part of an interstellar police force. He announces that the people of the universe constructed numerous robots like Gort and gave them irrevocable powers to respond to violent actions in order to "preserve the peace." He goes on to say that "There's no limit to what Gort could do. He could destroy the Earth."
Gort...Klaatu barada nikto. Gort is a large "seamless" robot that appears to be constructed from a single piece of "flexible metal". He was portrayed by 7'-7" tall actor Lock Martin wearing a thick foam-rubber suit designed and built by Addison Hehr. Two suits were created, fastened alternately from the front or back so that the robot could appear seamless depending on the camera angle. Another fiberglass statue of Gort was used for close-ups of him firing his beam weapon or when the scene did not call for him to move. In order to maximize the height of the robot, the costume was made with lifts in the boots and was designed so that the figure's helmet stands nearly a foot above the top of Martin's head. Prisms were employed so that Martin could see through the costume's visor and air holes were provided under the robot's chin.
Gort...Klaatu barada nikto...During most of the film, Gort remains motionless in front of the saucer, which rests on the National Mall in central Washington D. C. while scientists and military researchers examine him. At one point Klaatu communicates with him using signals from a flashlight. He also responds to spoken commands, including the famous line "Gort...Klaatu barada nikto", spoken by Patricia Neal's character towards the end of the film.
Gort the 9.8" Inch
On a distinct planet, in a galaxy far away, this sci-fi icon was conceived. We have brought Gort back to planet Earth in the form of a classic wind-up robot to remind us of the space age of yesteryear. Featuring a visor that can be manually opened and with enough power to make a little boy smile and grown-up's reminisce.
This toy robot truly looks and feels like as if today was the mid 20th century and you just got home with the latest and greatest new toy inspired by Hollywood. Much more authentic than normal robot toys you buy today.
Klaatu Barada Nikto
The movie is "The Day The Earth Stood Still." We all remember it making it's debut on "Saturday Night at the Movies" in the late 1950's. It really stood out at that time.
If you love the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still", then you'll love this toy model of Gort, the robot. Although at 9" tall he's not quite as imposing as the real Gort, he is, nevertheless, impressive! He looks just like the real thing (well, the real imagined thing), complete with movable visor. The wind up feature (activated by a removable key) is really cool, and Gort shuffles along like an arthritic android, in the fashion of any 1950s toy.
First intergalactic policeman
9" wind-up toy model of Gort, the robot
First robotic representation of alien technology to be displayed on screen
Heavy metal and comes packaged in a collectible box
Box featuring original artwork by George J. Eisner
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 4.8 x 3 inches ; 12.8 ounces
For ages 9 and up.
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