As I said before, this shoot used a really neat construction toy called Robotix to build the “Kirby Machine.” In fact, when I built this thing, it harked back to a lot of memories of Kirby super-science, but for some reason, one panel in particular came to mind, Kirby’s drawing of Galactus’s World Ship in Fantastic Four #49 (original series). Something about the one tube running on a 45 degree angle that seemed to me to be a signature that appeared in some of Kirby’s designs, including the World Ship.

If it’s not clear, I am a HUGE Jack Kirby fan.