|Robot Jox (1990)|
Every Friday I feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema or television. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Robot Jox (1990)
Guillermo del Toro has had massive success with his homage to the giant robot film called Pacific Rim. Back in the 90's, a less successful attempt to bring giant fighting robots to the screen was Robot Jox. The basic idea was that 50 years after a nuclear holocaust wars are fought using giant robots in gladitorial combat. While it bombed it has become a cult classic and is beloved by fans. The concept art for the film was lost until Fireball Tim shared some photos of artwork by legendary artist Ron Cobb.
Ron Cobb is a professional concept illustrator who's worked on classic films like Alien (1979) and Back to the Future (1986) and The Last Starfighter (1984).
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