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Maximart

Posted on August 23rd 2012

NZ$675

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Jitterbug

Posted on August 13th 2012

NZ$675 18 cm high

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Krups 1500

Posted on August 13th 2012

NZ$850

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Leone

Posted on August 13th 2012

NZ$1200 SOLD

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ORCA Award

Posted on August 12th 2012

Check out the trophy I built as a prize for the NZ radio award. It goes to advertising agencies who win the “best radio advert” of the month. The previous prize was a perspex thing on a wooden base. They …

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Table numbers

Posted on August 12th 2012

Commissioned table numbers for Salvation Kitchen, Avondale, Auckland.

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McFly

Posted on August 12th 2012

NZ$350 12 cm high

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Vogue

Posted on August 12th 2012

NZ$1200

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CF230

Posted on August 12th 2012

sold

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Propellerhead

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour

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Watercolour

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour painting  

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Firefly lamp

Posted on August 11th 2012

sold 450cm tall

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Ray Gun

Posted on August 11th 2012

NZ$850

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Morris

Posted on August 11th 2012

NZ$1500 Sold

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Stella

Posted on August 11th 2012

NZ$675 45 cm high (18″)

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No.1

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour 200mm x 300mm Part of 3 2 1: works on paper, a group exhibition of works on paper at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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No.2

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour 200mm x 300mm Part of 3 2 1: works on paper, a group exhibition of works on paper at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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No.3

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour 200mm x 300mm Part of 3 2 1: works on paper, a group exhibition of works on paper at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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No.4

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour 200mm x 300mm Part of 3 2 1: works on paper, a group exhibition of works on paper at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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No.5

Posted on August 11th 2012

Watercolour 200mm x 300mm Part of 3 2 1: works on paper, a group exhibition of works on paper at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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Wendybot

Posted on August 11th 2012

Custom watercolour for a significant birthday. The process was captured on video:

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Various necklaces

Posted on August 10th 2012

NZ$175 each Contact me for photos of available jewellery

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Mox

Posted on August 10th 2012

NZ$1200

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Zuki

Posted on August 10th 2012

NZ$675 SOLD Approx 32 cm high

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Dewi Buzz

Posted on August 10th 2012

NZ$850

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Retrobots (book)

Posted on August 10th 2012

Martin Horspool’s quirky robots are born from pre- loved objects from another era. Every Robot contains original pieces from the 50s and 60s and he finds it important for people to recognise the individual components that make up each one. …

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Pye

Posted on August 9th 2012

NZ$1500 Sold

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Grinderman

Posted on August 9th 2012

NZ$675 Approx 45cm high

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Return of Retrobots (book)

Posted on August 9th 2012

Photos of Martin’s latest creations, ready for the “Return of Retrobots” exhibition. This book can be purchased from Blurb.com

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Ultimate Racer

Posted on August 9th 2012

NZ$1300 35cm long (14″)

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Arvin

Posted on August 8th 2012

NZ$675 sold Approx 40cm high

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Royale

Posted on August 8th 2012

SOLD  

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Robot Road Trip (book)

Posted on August 8th 2012

Robot builder Martin Horspool has placed some of his favourite robots amongst photos that he has taken from around New Zealand. The result is an amusing blend of retro charm and classic Kiwiana. This book can be purchased from Blurb.com …

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Mod Rocket

Posted on August 8th 2012

NZ$1300 40 cm long (16″)

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Scrabbler

Posted on August 8th 2012

18 cm high

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Clipper

Posted on August 7th 2012

sold

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Badge Set

Posted on August 7th 2012

NZ$10 Contact Martin for international postage rates.

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Mutley

Posted on August 7th 2012

NZ$875 Height 20cm high (9″) See Mutley’s tail wag on Vimeo:

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Posters and greetings cards

Posted on August 6th 2012

Signed A2 poster, limited edition of 150. NZ$20 Set of 8 greetings cards plain inside NZ$20 Contact Martin for international postage rates.

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Electrolux

Posted on August 6th 2012

NZ$1500

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3 Amp

Posted on August 6th 2012

NZ$475 Approx 15cm high

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Light Fantastic

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Villiers

Posted on August 5th 2012

NZ$350 Dome is 19 cm high

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Women’s T-shirt

Posted on August 5th 2012

NZ$40 Hand printed by Martin

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Sabre

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Mercoid

Posted on August 5th 2012

NZ$850 50 cm high (19″)

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Men’s T-shirt

Posted on August 4th 2012

NZ$40 Hand printed by Martin

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Canned Heat

Posted on August 4th 2012

NZ$450

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Sanyo Smith

Posted on August 4th 2012

NZ$675 45cm high (18″)

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Elmo

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Leonard

Posted on August 3rd 2012

NZ$850 20cm high (8″) See Leonard on YouTube: Ingredients: deco container drill attachment limo door straps bottle opener mouth car ariel electric motor dog food tin

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Eco bag

Posted on August 3rd 2012

NZ$20 Hand printed by Martin. Contact Martin for international postage rates.

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Kozyaire

Posted on August 3rd 2012

NZ$850 40cm high (16″)

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Woof

Posted on August 2nd 2012

NZ$675

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Tea Towel

Posted on August 2nd 2012

NZ$20 Designed and hand printed by Martin

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Clarostat

Posted on August 2nd 2012

NZ$675 40 cm high (16″)

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AC/DC Davies

Posted on August 1st 2012

NZ$675

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Astor

Posted on July 31st 2012

NZ$675

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Argo

Posted on July 30th 2012

NZ$675

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Austin Charger

Posted on July 29th 2012

NZ$675 40 cm high (16″)

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Henri Winterman

Posted on July 28th 2012

NZ$675

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Hemi 265

Posted on July 27th 2012

NZ$675

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Hilda

Posted on July 26th 2012

She has a motor which makes her jiggle. See Hilda’s jig on YouTube:

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Big Monster 202

Posted on July 25th 2012

NZ$675 Big Monster stars in his own short animation:

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60 Miles Per Hour

Posted on July 24th 2012

NZ$675

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Sheridan

Posted on July 23rd 2012

NZ$675

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Little Steady Eddie

Posted on July 22nd 2012

NZ$475

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Duplex

Posted on July 21st 2012

$NZ850

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Avenger

Posted on July 20th 2012

NZ$850

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Romac

Posted on July 19th 2012

NZ$475 18 cm high

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Jack Speed

Posted on July 18th 2012

NZ$850

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Borg

Posted on July 17th 2012

NZ$625 460mm high (18″) Has built in speaker for iPod and lights in the eyes Ingredients: vintage box brownie egg cup vintage battery charger 60’s bathroom scales parts old door handles vintage egg whisks shoe lasts

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Latte Lout

Posted on July 16th 2012

NZ$625 460mm high (18″) Has an eye that lights up Ingredients: retro cycle lamp retro knob espresso machine top drawer handle egg cup 60’s coffee tin garlic crushers old coat hanger clamps 60’s lamp bases

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Idealog

Posted on July 15th 2012

“…it was his Retrobots that really captured people’s imagination. The ultimate toys for boys. the sculptures engaged an audience that was pop-culture savvy; they reference 50s B-movies and have more than a passing resemblance to Japanese tin robots. One of …

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Kelvin the Terminator

Posted on July 15th 2012

NZ$775 500mm high (20″) Ingredients: vintage battery charger vintage ammeter 60’s light fittings vintage electrical clamps 60’s saw handles retro cycle dynamo oil can 60’s drawer handles vintage oven gauge paint scrapers antique fridge badge

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Black Box

Posted on July 14th 2012

NZ$775 550mm high (22″) Ingredients: Box Brownie Camera Cycle lamp Tuning knobs Cycle dynamo rocket Deco door handles Fridge hinges Fridge badge window stays

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Tonka

Posted on July 13th 2012

NZ$775 570mm high (22″) Ingredients: Tonka toy digger parts Electrical box 60’s bathroom scales parts tuning knobs speedo parts 50’s saw handles 60’s light fittings Art Deco door handles retro oven thermometer gauge window stays razor parts bullets retro ice …

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Super 8

Posted on July 12th 2012

NZ$775

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Big Brother

Posted on July 11th 2012

NZ$625 Ingredients: 95% sewing machine parts

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Masta-Plasta

Posted on July 10th 2012

NZ$475 20cm high Ingredients: plaster tin cycle spanners electric razor covers cigarette tin cigarette car lighter bike gear lever typewriter parts sewing bobbins

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Ro-Beco

Posted on July 9th 2012

NZ$775

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Mr Krups

Posted on July 8th 2012

NZ$850

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Transcor

Posted on July 7th 2012

NZ$850 57 cm high Transcor stars in his own video:

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Sharpie

Posted on July 6th 2012

NZ$875

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Ten Speed

Posted on July 5th 2012

NZ$475

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Ultimate 12

Posted on July 4th 2012

NZ$675

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Robot Road Trip to Salvation

Posted on July 4th 2012

I have a selection of large photos on display from my book “Robot Road Trip” at the Salvation Kitchen Cafe in Avondale. Pop in to have a look and taste the best donuts in Auckland while you are there.

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Jimmybot

Posted on July 3rd 2012

NZ$475

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Pacemaker

Posted on July 2nd 2012

NZ$875 See Pacemaker’s animated walk on YouTube:

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Rottenbot

Posted on May 16th 2012

Look out for “Rottenbot” the punk, lurking in the background of the documentary film “Shihad Beautiful Machine.”

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ABC Radio National (Australia)

Posted on April 18th 2012

“Auckland-based artist Martin Horspool loves to trawl through scrap yards and junk shops looking for disused and unwanted household objects. He collects scrap to recycle the components to make retro robots. And this isn’t just a backyard hobby, Martin’s robots …

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New Merchandise

Posted on February 23rd 2012

Martin has been busy printing some tea towels, t-shirts and bags. See the Goodies section.

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Mr & Mrs Splorebot

Posted on February 19th 2012

Mr & Mrs Splorebot on tour at Splore

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Capture blog

Posted on January 27th 2012

Martin was the subject of a guest post over at Capture on the Public Address community of blogs. See the post here.

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Splorebot and King Kapisi

Posted on October 21st 2011

Great shot of the SPLOREBOT at 13 minutes in this great little music documentary…

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Viktor stars in Dukes video

Posted on August 2nd 2011

The “Secrets” video is officially launched starring “VIKTOR”: Director: James Solomon Female lead: Liesha Ward-Knox ‘Secrets’ is lifted from the band’s album ‘Still Life’, Best Independent Rock Album Oz/Nz on iTunes for 2010. www.facebook.com/dukestheband

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95bfm interview

Posted on March 3rd 2011

Telephone interview on Auckland’s 95bfm

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Southland Times

Posted on December 3rd 2010

“Mr Horspool, who runs Retrobots and creates robots from recycled material, combined a trip down to the Burt Munro Challenge at Invercargill at the weekend with a visit to the Steampunk exhibition.” David Bruce

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Idealog

Posted on September 11th 2010

“Horspool likens his craft to playing with Lego, or a 3D jigsaw. He favours solidly made objects from the 50s, 60s and 70s, sourced from car boot sales, antique shows and, of course, Trade Me. For those who don’t have …

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M2Tech magazine

Posted on October 11th 2009

“You look at the way things are progressing and you think the human race should be making things that are beautiful to look at. I mean, you get a group of guys standing around looking at a new modern car …

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Sunrise, TV3

Posted on July 9th 2009

On Sunrise, TV3. Interviewed by Ali Ikram.

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Ponsonby News

Posted on July 1st 2009

Preview of ‘Return of the Retrobots’ exhibition at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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Remix Magazine

Posted on June 15th 2009

Preview of ‘Return of the Retrobots’ exhibition at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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North & South

Posted on June 3rd 2009

“Each original creation is named, “usually after a glass of wine”, and Horspool has a real fondness for his pieces. His first exhibition of 30 Retrobots was a sellout, but he keeps a few lined up on his hearth “like …

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Citymix Magazine

Posted on June 1st 2009

Preview of ‘Retrobots’ exhibition at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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Citymix Magazine

Posted on June 1st 2009

“A super hip hodgepodge array of homemade retro robots on display for three weeks. All robots are assembled from familiar items like those you might find in your home for spectacular and unusual results.”

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The Gravy

Posted on March 11th 2009

Directed by Brendan Withy, produced by Sticky Pictures for TVNZ 6.

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Sunday Magazine

Posted on June 1st 2008

‘Retrobots’ exhibition officially going up!

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Ponsonby News

Posted on June 1st 2008

Preview of ‘Retrobots’ exhibition at the Letham Gallery, Auckland

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