Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Now you can have your own HAL 9000

From thinkgeek

HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica

•The most movie-accurate HAL 9000 replica ever created.

•Based on the blueprints and studio files from the 1968 movie (keep in mind the prop was made before the movie release, hence the blueprints were from 1967).

•Machined in 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum. Black components are anodized.

•Custom-ground glass lens with red LED eye (sticker included to make this lens have the Nikkor wording as seen in some close-ups).

•Digital sound randomly cycles through 15 phrases from the film.

•Trigger HAL's speech by talking to him (must talk for over 1200 Ms (1.2 seconds) to trigger voice activation) or by pressing a button on most IR remote controls.

•Did we mention this is frickin' HAL 9000?

•Rotate the lens ring to activate.

•Two minute auto-shutoff (to conserve battery) (or point an IR remote at it and hold button for 4 seconds).

•Easily mounts to wall (wall mounting hardware not included).

•Hand-assembled to make sure they are perfect.

•Batteries: 1 9-volt (included).

•Weight: approx. 2 lbs.

•Dimensions: 13.6" x 4.6" x 1.125" (exact to the movie blueprints)


JPX said...

I don't know, for $500 I think there should be more than 15 phrases. It should come with all of HAL's dialogue from the movie.

Octopunk said...

I think "will try to murder you if you talk about turning it off" should be listed in the product specs.

Catfreeek said...

I think you should buy it for me JPX so I can tell you if it's worth it or not.

HandsomeStan said...

If Apple was REALLY smart, they'd dump Siri in favor of this. Full HAL 9000 integration, with the original voice actor (if he's still around) or a reasonable mimic.

I actually do want to be able to say "HAL, open the door" and I want him to do it. "HAL, start my car" and so on. GPS, reading you recipes while you cook, talking to you about your current workout - the possibilities!

Octo's suggestion of a pre-programmed paranoia on his part would be AWESOME.

Also, no matter what your name is, he should always call you Dave. "HAL, my name is Matt." "Dave, that does not compute."

Catfreeek said...

You ever get that made Stan then sign me up for one.