Below is a bit about the Bumblebot Mk1 – if you just want to buy him, here is the link: https://slobots.com/product/bumblebot-mk1-mid-century-modern-style-robot-art
A few months ago, I saw these bright colored objects in passing on TV – I thought that, 1 they looked really cool and I needed some and that 2, I wanted to turn at least one into a Slobot.
After doing a bit of research, I found out that they are called “Hoptimists” and that there are two basic styles, “Bumble” and “Bimble”. They were originally created in 1968 by a Danish craftsman named Gustav Ehrenreich. They are classic mid-century modern styled Danish design.
Here’s a bit about them from the official website:
In the late 1960s, Ehrenreich created the first prototypes for Birdie, Bimble and Bumble.
Soon, Ehrenreich and his Hoptimists had become too well-known for production to continue in his small workshop. The rest of the story has become part of Danish design history.
My Slobot creation on top of a Hoptimist is called “Bumblebot mk1”. He has a bright yellow, slightly textured head and backpack, silver legs and a glow in the dark eye and wires. Like the rest of the Hoptimists, he has a spring in his body that allows him to bounce with a little pat on his head. He is one of a kind and is available for purchase in my Slobot shop here