Christmas robots advent calendar

2015-11-27

Everyone loves robots, right? The nice robots of the good old days, of course, not some shape-shifting terminator bent on the destruction of mankind. So since Christmas is drawing near, for those of you who can’t wait, here is a vintage robot advent calendar. You can buy the whole set, but there are also three free printables at the bottom of this post.

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24 little robot-shaped boxes. There are 12 basic robot types, with two different designs for each. Each robot doubles as a box, with an average height of about 9cm (3 1/2 “) – some are taller, others are more stocky. The boxes are perfect for holding candy or other little surprises.

Meet the gang:

Goofbot prints wish lists on demand and can tell you exactly how long it still is until Christmas’ Eve:

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Baublebot can optionally be put on a Christmas tree (although he prefers to hang out on the couch):

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Herbert the Android really loves to help you with Christmas decorations:

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Frostybot will deliver presents through sleet and snow – unless his wheels get stuck, that is:

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Strongbot does the heavy lifting when it comes to Christmas decorations:

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Stardroid is charged for Christmas:

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Brainy, on the other hand, is more contemplative:

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Fridgebot is always a bit cold:

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Coolbot isn’t likely to admit it, but thinking of Christmas makes him all warm and fuzzy inside:

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Autopresent rolls in when it’s time for the presents – the one thing he can’t do, though, is to unwrap himself:

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Carolbot can play you any Christmas carol you can think of, but being old school, he only uses magnetic tape, so allow some time for spooling to the right track:

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And here is Nutcrackoid, going nuts over all the Christmas preparations he still has to do:

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Baublebot in his golden outfit:

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Herbert the Android in classic black and white. This one was a giveaway to audiences at the original opening of Metropolis in 1927 – in a parallel universe, that is:

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Goofbot’s second version:

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Lightr is helping with stringing together festive Christmas lights:

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Retrohexabot likes it simple and classic:

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Nutcrackoid’s second outfit:

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Treebot got a bit entangled in the Christmas decoration:

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Here is Frostybot in green:

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Did you meet Autopresent Mk. II, now in gold:

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Snowdroid:

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Christmas Cracker Bot:

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And finally, the golden version of Strongbot:

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You can buy the whole set as a digital download from my Etsy store. And here are three samples for free. Each one contains three pages – a fully colored one with the number included, a colored one without the number, and a blank one for coloring in:

Herbert the Android PDF template

Autopresent PDF template

Frostybot PDF template

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