Mascot – The Robot Dog
The robot dogs are the unique part of the Diamond Dust show.
Mascot 11 has been on the show around 1984 .This part of the show usually is at the end of the gig where the children sit in a circle, wait for the music to start and the robot dog will glide across the floor and into the circle. The lights of Mascot the Robot Dog light up, sirens switch on – the children are absolutely mesmerised and can’t wait to take him for a walk. He demonstrates to the audience how the robot works and then, in turn each has a go if they wish.
Sometimes at the end of the show the dog says that he is thirsty and someone is asked to fetch some water for him to drink – you can guess what happens next! There are usually hoots of laughter from the children and adults alike.
Mascot I was the original robot dog, who appeared on the show from 1979 to 1984 and was even seen on national television.
In 2013, the original has had a total rebuild. Once tests have been completed, he should be returning to the show.
Martin’s interests’ science fiction and pets – can be seen by the addition of the robots to the show. His household includes two cats and the original robot dog, which is over 30 years old that appeared on national television.
Martin Thompson has appeared on television with Mascot on Noel Edmonds’ Multi-coloured Swap Shop. He is a member of Equity. Mascot I was the original robot dog, who appeared on the show from 1979 to 1984 and was even seen on national television.
“Entertainers are advised to avoid children and animals – Martin Thompson revels in both, even though Mascot is not quite canine.”