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"Bob" the Robot Coin Bank

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Scott Nelles


Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

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Heart of Gold

"Galloping galaxies, Captain Moonstar! That robot is robbing the Universal Bank!"

"Hold on there, Lunar Cadet, and holster that ray gun. The robot isn't robbing the bank. It is the bank!"

Flashback to your favorite childhood memories of sci-fi movies and TV serials by saving your pennies in this sculptural work of art. The retro design of this scrappy metal robot includes bendable joints at the ankles, hips and shoulders, claws that rotate, and a head that turns. In back is a removable plate with a coin slot, for securing your pocket change against the forces of evil. The sculpture is hand cast from bronze and aluminum, using 95% recycled metal. Handmade by Scott Nelles in Michigan.

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles

Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."



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aluminum, bronze
Approx. 2.5" L x 4.5" W x 12" H, 4 lbs.
Allen wrench for tightening joints and screw driver for removing back plate not included. Clean with damp cloth.
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