These Junkbots don’t just look cool, they can be functional too!
These flexible Junkbots from Mechworld don’t just rely on their charming dystopic junkyard looks to get by, they’re useful, too. For example, the junkbot above makes a pretty neat phone holder, from boingboing.
Etsy seller MechWorld makes beautiful, ~$100 junkbots out of miscellaneous hardware. They’re extremely poseable, have functional variations (like holding your phone), and there’s even a Wall-E. They’re pretty heavy — 2-3lbs — and ship from Zhuhai, China.
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