Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots

Designed by Marc Owens, these fun salt and pepper shakers are actual robots. Wind them up and watch them go!
created by

Marc Owens

$20.00

created by

Marc Owens

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All Wound Up

One day the world will be run by robots! But not just yet. Keep the power in human hands with these fun salt-and-pepper robots. Wind them up, and they're more than happy to pass themselves to someone else at the table. Just keep an eye on them - you don't want an uprising during dinner. Designed by Marc Owens. Made in China.

Born 1982 in Leytonstone, East London, Marc Owens studied 3D Design (BA) at the University Of Brighton. After graduating in 2004 he spent two years working in the advertising production industry as a design creative.

He is currently studying on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art as a member of Platform 11, directed by Noam Toran and Carey Young.

Owens develops critical projects within the design discipline which address issues of identity and ethics. His work is research based and spans subject matter as diverse as the convergence of real and virtual spaces, the development of fantasy experiences, and the manipulation of emotion through interaction with objects.

"Salt and pepper robots were conceived after a robot made me a cocktail during a trip to Tokyo last year," Marc said. "I was fascinated not only by the Japanese enthusiasm for the development of robots but also by the affection they as a society show towards machines which appear to have a life of their own. Salt and pepper robots are a reflection of my interest in the ethical and social issues of our robotic futures."

Made from
plastic
Measurements
2" L x 2" W x 3" H, 0.1 oz capacity
Ingredients
Care
Hand wash with soapy water. Dry immediately.
Item ID
18552

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Great gag gift, not practical for table use

3

Extremely funny, but not practical

DFW area

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amazing customer serivce

5

I wrote an earlier review that my salt shakers broke on the first day of use. I wanted to follow up with a Thank you to the quick customer service response. They responded to my email within hours and not only reimbursed my card but didn't require me to send the bots back which would have been a hassle. It is worth buying from this site for the customer service alone. I didn't have to sit on the phone for hours, nor did they make me send pics etc. This could have been a huge annoyance but UncommonGoods made it easy.

MN

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Poor Quality

1

My mom sent me these bots for Hanukah since I am a huge salt person. They are adorable while they work and they walk along the table. however after winding them up about 5 times the pepper stopped working and salt seems to be on the way but it will still take about 2 steps before stopping. For the price I would have hoped for them to last a bit longer but they are flimsy and plastic so maybe they are just overpriced. I am waiting for the company to respond with some sort of compensation.

MN

So fun!

5

I got these for my Husband to go with his Birthday gift and we love them! They're just so fun. They don't hold very much salt or pepper so I wouldn't suggest them for daily use but they are fully functional and a great gift for the kid at heart in everyone!

Waco, TX

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What a Wonderful Gag Gift!

4

My uncle loved his gift!

Rockford, IL

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Pizazz

3

Great product. I prefer peppercorn freshly grinded though. Salt shaker could have been used as a grinder as well. Salt pours out rather Than shakes

scotrun pa

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Novel!

4

Great pieces. Kids love them. Only thing is that the black pepper shaker doesn't walk without becoming stuck as the feet catch on each other. The salt one works fine. Going to try some sand paper to remove the sticking point.

Milwaukee, WI

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Cute little things

4

Cute, not sure it walks for sure, haven't tried it , but my son loved it.

Nebraska

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Great item! A Big Hit!

5

Thank you! This is a great item for any robot collector!

Niles, MI

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Great gift idea

5

I got these for my boyfriend for Christmas, and he and his roommates absolutely love them. They're fun to play with for any age!!

Nashville, TN

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Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots

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