The Whispering Forest

MARVIN The Paranoid Android Replica

A project in Wales, UK by Terry Cooper

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A fullsize (unofficial) replica of MARVIN The Paranoid Android as seen in the 1981 BBCTV series of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Backers: 48
Average Pledge Per Backer: £22

Funded: £1,041 of £800
Dates: Mar 19th -> Apr 18th (30 days)
Project By: Terry Cooper
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Latest News

Why didn't I think of this sooner?

April 17th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Well there are just 24 hours left of the campaign and again, I'm amazed that the backers out there have pushed past the £1000 mark. Staggering, just staggering! As for the clickbaity title of this update, I thought I'd try... (Read More)

40 hours left. Can't wait to get moving!

April 16th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Well it's the final 40 hours and I hope that some of the silent lurkers on here will jump in to drop a last minute pledge in . It'd be great if we could hit a nice round £1000, of which Kickstarter will take about 10% anyway. But... (Read More)

60 hours to go!

April 15th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Well, we're definitely in the home straights now. 60 hours to go and I'm more than happy with the goal being not only reached, but smashed! Last chance for anyone to jump in and claim the rewards on offer! I'm working long hours on... (Read More)

4 days left!

April 13th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Well, we're nearing the end....but the moment has been prepared for. I'd love to see the target beaten by £100, which is only £30 more. As you may know, Kickstarter take something like a 10% fee, so the more I can raise over the... (Read More)

5 days left for any last - minute contributions.

April 12th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Terry here, on a quiet Easter Sunday. Hope you're all safe and well, and having a peaceful weekend. No chocolate for me, but I did start the day with a 3 egg omelette, made in my George Formby grill as I keep burning frying pans,... (Read More)


April 11th - via:
HI THERE FROODS! WE MADE IT!!! At 5:31am, I was sitting at my PC working (as always) and the birdies outside began to sing. "The morning chorus," I thought - no! They were singing in celebration that this project has hit it's target with 6.5 days... (Read More)

Jusy 8 days to go! Will it happen?!?!

April 9th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Terry here, typing in agony as I have bitten my fingernails to stumps! (not really - no touching the face, remember!) But it is terrifying to watch as the days go by. Thankfully three more backers have stepped up and pledged,... (Read More)

80% and nine days to go!

April 8th - via:
Hi There, Froods! It's just ticked down to NINE days left, and we just hit 80%  thanks to two backers today! That's only £160 left to raise! The last week or so of a campaign is always a nail-biter. Will we make it or not? If so it's going to be a... (Read More)

11 days to go to raise the last 22%!

April 6th - via:
Hi there, Froods! Terry here! As the last days tick away, a couple of great fellow Froods chipped in to get the total to £625, which is 78% - only £172 away form the target. I'm SO hoping that someone will come out of the blue and make a pledge... (Read More)

The final countdown?!? 270 left to go!

April 4th - via:
Hi there Froods! Well it's now down to just 14 days left. Only £270 left to raise now... I'm hoping for a miracle, I really am. If you're just tuning in to see how it goes, please consider dropping a small pledge in now - it might make all the... (Read More)

SO close...yet so far away...

April 2nd - via:
Hi there, Froods! Well, my PC went haywire preventing me from doing very much at all for a day. Curses! Unfortunately, not a lot of movement, both on Marvin or this campaign, but I'm confident it'll pick up soon. Really hoping it will. THis current... (Read More)


April 1st - via:
Hi There, Froods!  I've decided to update you all via video today, and tell you about the progress I've made, and what I need next. Thanks for your support and please share the link to this campaign if you can : Also, the... (Read More)

Five eighths, 62.5%, or 5 out of 8 aint bad!

March 31st - via:
Hi there, all you Hoopy Froods! Terry here with a late update. This stage in any campaign is a real nail-biter (although I'm not condoning putting your fingers in your mouth - or anyone else's - in this current situation!) - with just 18 days to go,... (Read More)

Woooah, We're Halfway there..wooahh, livin' on despair!

March 29th - via:
Hi There, Froods!  Bot Jovi. Hey, I'm doing my best!  Well, we've managed to get past 50% with about 19 days to go. A tremendous achievement to get this far so soon. But now is the time when things generally slow down and get a bit scary - if we... (Read More)

49% and climbing!

March 28th - via:
Hi There, Froods! Terry here on a not-so-sunny Saturday. Why is it that the day my daughter plans to come and see me (from a distance, in accordance with governmental recommendations), for the first time in a month, that the sun decides to hide... (Read More)

Day 7 - more art for you!

March 27th - via:
Hi there, Froods! Terry here with today's update. We're still in lockdown here in the uk, and typically after weeks of grey, wet weather, the sun is shining as if to mock us all being forced to stay indoors. Douglas Adams himself could've written... (Read More)

Why were there no Hitchhiker's Toys?

March 26th - via:
Hi There, Froods! It's day six. (Pretty sure I messed up somewhere, but I checked!) Still at 35% which if you think about it, is still a third. Just gotta keep plugging away! Yesterday's toy raffle was won by - Absolutely no one! Well, I wasn't... (Read More)


March 25th - via:
Hi there, Froods! Well it's day er...six, I think?!?! Damn UK lockdown makes every day feel the same! Anyway, I'm doing a little side funding for this project - a simple, straight up raffle via PayPal. (I can't do it via Kickstarter, as I've learned... (Read More)

Day 6 stalling :O

March 24th - via:
Hi there, froods! Okay, well this was inevitable I suppose - the campaign has momentarily stalled, after four people cancelled their pledges yesterday. I know it's a weird time, what with the UK joining the other countries in lockdown. Even I went to... (Read More)

Cancelled pledges. :(

March 23rd - via:
Just noticed that four people have cancelled their pledges. Never had that happen before.  I'm sorry if I said or did something to make this happen? I have recently left the Facebook Hitchhiker's group - I was getting a bit of hassle from a guy on... (Read More)


March 22nd - via:
HI THERE! So we're nearing the end of day 4, depending on how late you stay up, and we've just hit 33.25%! 33.25% That's pretty amazing, and I hope it continues. Most campaigns start out with a boost, then settle down a bit, play dead, then jerk back... (Read More)

Day 3 - 23.375%

March 21st - via:
HI THERE, HOOPY FROODS! This is Eddie, your shipboard computer, and I'm feeling just great guys! We're now cruising at a healthy 23.375% which is only £13 Earth pounds away from 25%. Or a quarter for you ancient folk. It's great to see the love... (Read More)

Day 2: 13% and rising!

March 20th - via:
Hi There, Hoopy Froods! Terry here with a daily update. Already off to a good start at 13.375% ! Look! Day 2 Moan-Ometer! Thank you to all so far!  Now a note about the reward tiers. I created these tiers originally with the idea of just ONE level -... (Read More)

We're just £3 away from the 10% mark at the end of day ONE!

March 19th - via:
Thank you to the 6 backers so far who have got us up to about 7% so far on the very first day! Here's the Marvin Moan-ometer which will track his progress, uncovering the robot and a classic complaint at every 10% stage! See you soon for the next... (Read More)

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