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Who is Bob?
« on: May 30, 2003, 03:01:25 am »

And why do they make toys for him?
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2003, 04:53:34 am »

isn't that obvious? he's their son
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2003, 08:05:19 am »

THEIR SON? Fred and Paul are married to each other?
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2003, 08:39:17 am »

I think 'their son' is a metaphor, man.
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2003, 06:27:38 pm »

I don't remember where, but this was answered somewhere and I think the final answer is, "duh, Bob."
In other words, I don't think there's a real Bob associated with Bob in Toys for Bob.
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2003, 10:54:57 pm »

Maybe it's the Bob worshipped by those aliens that Arthur dent lived with and made sandwiches for in Mostly Harmless. ( <- seems unlikely)
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2003, 11:26:16 pm »

It could be an Acronym.
B.O.B.

Becoming Omnipotent Beings?

Toys for Becoming Omnipotent Beings?

After all, they've made Star Control 2 and it has elevated them to the status of deity-hood on this forum.

Or maybe it's a lot more literal. Maybe Star Control 2 is their version of the Ultron...
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2003, 11:52:46 pm »

Not to ruin the fun of playing with people's heads, But Smiley .....From Fred Ford on PNF logs...

"Who is Bob? And why are you making Toys for him/her?

I wish we had a clever answer, but we don't. It just happened to be a name we both liked and, as we have found, everybody's curiousity is piqued as well."

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/history/fford2.shtml

And here too:

"Also, what is the significance of "Toys for Bob". Is it just a name for fun, or does it have special meaning that you would want to share?

There is no particular meaning. We just liked the name and it sure generates curiosity."

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/history/fford3.shtml
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2003, 05:25:33 am »

Who is Bob?  Other than a name?  Maybe he's one of those friendly Umgah pilots (look at the names, all of them have names like Brewz'k but one, which is named Bob).  Maybe there is a special significance somewhere....maybe an Umgah pilot visited them named Bob, told them of all these alien races in space we haven't been able to meet yet, and they made a wonderful fantabulous game out of what they heard?

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2003, 05:32:32 am »

Oh and maybe the software company is named "Toys for Bob" because Bob is still hanging around looking for thanks...computer "toys"...

A slogan for the company...Toys For Bob, Better than Melnorme FunRoms  Grin
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2003, 11:49:11 am »

Bob is the guy who lives above the convenience store with the one-armed man who whipers into F & P's minds to kill people and burn things.

Be afraid.

If you want to find out more about Bob, go watch Twin Peaks.

The other theory is that Bob is one of those guys from Bungie's Marathon series, and Fred & Paul felt sorry for him getting blown up all the time, so they decided to make some toys for him.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2003, 10:34:59 pm »

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Who is Bob?  Other than a name?  Maybe he's one of those friendly Umgah pilots (look at the names, all of them have names like Brewz'k but one, which is named Bob).  Maybe there is a special significance somewhere....maybe an Umgah pilot visited them named Bob, told them of all these alien races in space we haven't been able to meet yet, and they made a wonderful fantabulous game out of what they heard?

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That makes sense! Toys for Bob are toys for that Umgah!
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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2003, 10:57:18 pm »

which makes them tioys for me, at least according to Primat... Hmm, I wonder if I should change my name to "Umgah Bob".....
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2003, 02:53:16 am »

So, perhaps TFB did not consciously intend Bob to be someone they know.  We must move on and explore the following subjects:

1) On the level of Fred and Paul's subconscious, what does Bob represent?

2)Who is Bob to us, the fans of this game?  What is the meaning of  Bob to you?

3)What is the connection of Bob to the following phrase?

" In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. His name is Robert Paulson"

Bob = Robert Paulson?


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Re: Who is Bob?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2003, 03:26:41 am »

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So, perhaps TFB did not consciously intend Bob to be someone they know.  We must move on and explore the following subjects:

1) On the level of Fred and Paul's subconscious, what does Bob represent?

2)Who is Bob to us, the fans of this game?  What is the meaning of  Bob to you?

3)What is the connection of Bob to the following phrase?

" In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. His name is Robert Paulson"

Bob = Robert Paulson?


1) Perhaps to TFB, Bob is the everyman, the non-gamer and gamer alike. We are Bob. You are Bob. TFB's toys are for you and everyone you know.

2) To answer who Bob, you must not be mearly fans of "this" (UQM) game but must understand all games associated with the Bob. The Bob's toys are StarControl, Archeon (sp?), Unholy Wars, Pandemonium, etc. (I don't think the disney title's exactly count. They were, I think, more of a contract, do-this-and-get-paid sort of thing). Then, extraploate who actually enjoys all these games and you will have Bob.

3) ...um. Yeah. (moves slowing away from you on the group W bench.)

PS, yes I know that was a quote from fight club, but remember that scene is said as Big Brested Bob's brians are making little splashing noises on the floor. Kinda an icky association to be making with TFB.
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