In the distant future, humanity has been wiped from face of the earth. All that remains are their creations, a race of autonomous robots. Even though their masters have long since expired, these sentient machines still obey now obsolete commands. Among these animated constructs are several spy bots built to engage in various recon and espionage missions. Now locked into an eternal game of mechanized cat and mouse, all they know is that they must outmaneuver one another to claim a prize which will never be claimed.
Here we see the black spy robot code named Shadow looking to pummel its nemesis into scrap. Going old school with its trusty bot-whacker hammer, all it needs is one clear shot across the noggin to take out its prey.
Ghost is the designation for the white spy bot. Unlike its counterpart, its lower torso has been converted into a high speed hover sled turning it into a real mover and shaker! This white menace’s favorite weapon is a high speed drill able to bore holes in anything it touches. Maybe this guy was a dentist bot in a previous model?
However there is another player in this menagerie. Code named Lady Grey, this steely femme fatale is a real work of beauty. One blink from her soft blue sensors gets our spy bots blowing head their gaskets faster than one can say “Does not compute!”
In fact, this iron maiden’s ability to “seduce” the boys via her fembot programming is her primary combat ability which proves to be more lethal than any weapon touted by her light and dark counterparts.
After very little coaxing, our boys lose all their spy-mongering drive.
In no time, they're following here like a couple of loving robo-puppies.
Close by is a special gift she offers them as a peace offering. While the two spybots take a moment long enough to stop scanning her cans and inspect the strangely flamboyant container, our lady slips off to powder her faceplate.
Once in the clear our metallic lassie whips out small remote control device and activates it. Wait a second, where on earth did she have that thing stashed anyway?
The container’s sides fall away to reveal the “gift” she so gingerly mentioned a moment ago.
Turns out the surprise is actually a fully functional missile launcher...
and its locking on two trgets!
Recognizing their impending doom, these two metal lunk-heads try to flee but as everyone knows “…resistance is futile.”
All that’s left are a couple piles of smoldering debris.
Looks like our chrome-plated vixen has bagged herself a couple of trophies after all as she sashays into the sunset.
Now for a bunch of bonus shots for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Actually Heath my friend, I think we didn't drink enough! Well at least this nightmare is finally over for me and to be honest I'm amazed I made it this far. As I look back at this last entry I can see where I fell short and understand the judges decision. Best of luck to all you valiant builders as you press onward to the final round!
Bummer you didn't make it through Mike....maybe we sipped too much of the whiskey in hopes. Still, you definitely have a wonderful build here and your opponent also has a great entry, so you shouldn't feel robbed.
Tough luck on not progressing Mike. As an interested spectator (i'll now face David!) I was keeping an eye on this one. While David's build was more classic Spy vs. Spy I really liked the changes you made and the fact you worked through a story to a fun conclusion too. Well done on a great build.
Tough call Mike, I think we did a great job pushing the judges to the wire there . I'll be honest I thought I was done for when I saw your grey spy, not only is she a great build, the grey spy normally wins. Maybe even the eternal laws of spy vs spy can be overturned in the MOC Olympics. I have Stuart up next by my reckoning, so I'll be on the side lines soon too.
Though choice, I liked both entries a lot, while I really like the flexibility of the figures I found that your opponent did a better job presenting the typical Spy vs Spy mood. He has my vote, great job though.
Well this emotional roller coaster just took a crazy up-swing I honestly didn't expect to see. To the final judgement then we go and Heath, get me a drink. I know I'm going to need it before this madness is through!
Stupendous interpretation of the category! Though your build was a bit simplistic, the cleverness of your story, the expressiveness of your characters, and the abstract art-like base earned you my vote. It looks like its up to Sebeus to break the tie, so good luck, and I hope to see you in round 4!
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor
LOL Excellent job Mike! I love how the gray spy uses her.....ummmmm...."wits" to outsmart the guys! A very classic cartoon, and a great take on the concept! Good luck with the judges!
Thanks friend, but I think I may have taken my interpretation too liberally this time and shot myself in the rear with a missle or too! Well, I still have a slim chance left so we shall see.
Congratulations on a great MOC. I really thought that you were going to miss the deadline there. I don't think you will ave any problems with your interpretation either. My google research turned up plenty of takes on the theme which were still obviously Spy vs Spy, and this fits comfortably in that range. Besides you've got the grey spy, and who could argue with that. Let's sit back and let the judges do their thing :).
As far as I can tell my entry was submitted at 8:10 pm Pacific Stndard Time so I think I made the deadline, hopefully. After trying to build the actual characters in a scene I came to the stark conclusion that there was no way I was going to pull this off. My only option was to take a sharp left at Interpretation Lane and create my own version of the theme. Hopefully the judges won’t mind too terribly with the liberties I have taken with this one. In any event, at least I didn’t throw in the towel although I seriously considered it! Best of luck to all the contestants in the trials to come, hope to see you next round.