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Fan-Made: Robot Vending Machine (2059)
(redrawn by Daniel Dugarte/vectormz, colors by C. Wilson)

A robot vending machine pestering a potential customer

Robot Vending Machine (2059)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: autonomous robotic vedning machine
Government: privately owned
Accommodation: N/A
Power Plant: unknown
Propulsion: small engine
Design Features: holographic/volumetric visual displays; sode can/bottle dispensor
Armament none

Description and History

Since the discovery of OverTechnology advanced electronics and robots became commonplace to an extent that most people living in 2059 never knew a time when such technology wasn't ubiquitous. Robots continue to function pervasively throughout society in 2059 and include such machines as the ever-present mobile vending machine. Despite being operationally useful the mobile vending machine robot still has a tendency to act as a nusiance as much as it provides refreshment for customers. Yet one such vending machine robot did implement it's programming exceptionally well when onboard video recording (combined with footage from mobile phones of the nearby crowd) captured one of the first signature public performances of then-unknown pop-music idol singer Ranka Lee.

NOTE: The drawings presented in this profile are fan-made approximations based upon the original animation and as such, are NOT official designs.

Production Notes

Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 2
Other appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • Robot Vending Machine line art (redrawn by Daniel Dugarte/vectormz)
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images drawn by fan artist based upon the Macross Frontier animation materials
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist