Life-Size Replica of HAL-9000 from the Movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”

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Wed, Jan 9th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Although insanely priced, ThinkGeek's life-size replica of HAL-9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, is beautiful, magnificently crafted and even responds to your voice.

First, the HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica wasn't just based on memories. This replica is based on the actual studio blueprints, for exactly perfection (even down to the original studio files for the HAL 9000 label). In the film, the lens was a very rare and expensive Nikkor fish-eye lens. The HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica features a custom-ground replica, with a sticker of the writing on the Nikkor lens (in case you want your HAL to be accurate down to the close-ups).

But wait, there's so much more. Of course the HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica has a red LED eye. And of course he talks (one of 15 movie quotes, randomly cycled through). But get this: HAL 9000 also responds to your voice. That's right, say something to HAL longer than 1.2 seconds, and it'll activate a sound clip. OR, point almost any IR remote at him and press a button for a sound clip.

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