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Volto-Vac announces its newest robot: the Ursatron

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Volto-Vac's new Ursatron robot

After three days of intense design and prototyping, Volto-Vac’s newest creation – THE URSATRON – is ready for manufacturing will soon be available at reputable robot dealerships, city-wide.

In spite of his massive proportions you’ll find that the URSATRON fits neatly into any industrial or domestic situation. This is due to his compact height (a mere four foot nine inches!).

But the URSATRON packs a heroic set of actuators and shock absorbers into that sensibly-sized package. Your new URSATRON can’t just carry the laundry: he can carry it without taking it out of the soniclave!

Three, five and ten year indentures are available. Ready for something different? Ask about our newest plan, the Flexi-Denture. (Not available in all locations.)

That’s about all I know about the Ursatron. Heck, until this morning I had no idea what to call him. But I’m sure I’ll figure out a thing or two about him in times to come.

You’ll be the second to know.

 
 
New Page at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story Ben Bowman in the Vault of Terror, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
New Page at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story Ben Bowman in the Vault of Terror, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Starting Wednesday: Ben Bowman in the Vault of Terror

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Starting Wednesday: Ben Bowman in the Vault of Terror

What do you do after you’ve dropped a building on your boss’ head? Well, in many cases, you rethink your life. There are also those who dance around the building, singing about it. But we pretend we don’t know those people.

Even at the Retropolis Registry of Patents there are several approaches to this kind of trauma. Violet, the Registrar’s secretary, is in the “rethink your life” camp; Investigator Bowman is off on a tangent of his own. He’d just really rather not have to spend any time down in the Registry Vault (the “Patent Registry Models and Samples Repository”).

Nobody likes to go down there. It’s full of the working models and prototypes for every invention that’s ever come out of Retropolis’ Experimental Research District. If you get posted down in the Vault, you can’t help knowing that at any time something really dangerous and irreversible is likely to happen. And when it doesn’t happen? Well, there’s a statistically identical chance that it’s going to happen now. That sort of thing can wear you down.

Really dangerous and irreversible things almost never happen, of course. Almost never.

Meanwhile the Registry is expecting its new Registrar (again) and so that’s what’s on Violet’s mind. She’s made a resolution not to do anything to this one.

We’ll see how that goes, starting on Wednesday, in Ben Bowman in the Vault of Terror.

 
 
New Page at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story Professor Wilcox and the Floating Laboratory, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
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