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The Awesome Power of Vincent Villafranca's Robot Sculptures

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You would not want to get on the wrong side of this robot gunslinger and his pet rattlesnake — or it would end very badly for you. This is "The Rustslinger," one of two great new robot sculptures from Vincent Villafranca.

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We've been fans of Villafranca's science fiction and fantasy sculptures for a long time, but these might be our favorites. "The Rustslinger" is a newly completed piece that Villafranca is hoping to bring to Worldcon in Reno next month. Here's another look at it:

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Another new piece is "The Inquisitive Nomad," which is debuting this weekend as part of a robot art show at the Norman Rockwell Museum called Robot Nation. That show will also feature a lovely painting called "Stanley The Robot" by artist James Gurney. Here are a few good looks at "The Inquisitive Nomad":

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I gotta say, when I look at those, this is the first thing I could think of (the song came out in the late 60s, but I think the video is of a more recent vintage).