Robotic Operating Buddy

Not to be confused with Bob the Robot.

Who is he?Edit

R.O.B. is a Robotic Operating Buddy. He is an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System It was released in July 1985 in Japan as the Family Computer Robot and later that year in North America as R.O.B. It had a short product lifespan, with support for only two games which comprised the "Robot Series"; Gyromite and Stack-Up. R.O.B. was released with the intention of portraying the Nintendo Entertainment System as something novel in order to alleviate retail fears following the video game crash of 1983. R.O.B. was available in the Deluxe Set, a configuration for the console that included, among other things, R.O.B. and Gyromite. Stack-Up was purchased separately and included its own physical game pieces.

Okay. Who is he in Marker Comics?Edit

In an issue of STAPelz, 8-X9 is acting weird, so Captain Tonnybrow sends him to Robo Co., thinking 8-X9 can be repaired, but there has actually been a recall on all of 8-X9's fellow models like him, so fearing that 8-X9 is gone forever, he buys a R.O.B. and tries to be friends with him just like he was with 8-X9. The first thing R.O.B. wants to do is play video games, which 8-X9 hated. He and Captain Tonnybrow have equal skill levels with the video games they play, so R.O.B. lets Captain Tonnybrow win. Captain Tonnybrow notices that he let him win, and cries out in sadness because 8-X9 would've at least tried to beat Captain Tonnybrow.

Later on, 8-X9 has brought home a WALL-E. R.O.B. and WALL-E stare at each other for a bit and then realize the other is their long-lost twin brother.


  • R.O.B.'s favorite games are MarioKart DS and Super Smash Brawl Bros. Why? They both have him as a playable character.