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Craig Reinbrecht

Email  craig@bex.net

Vendor since: July 7th, 2003              



PLEASE READ - Notice to my fellow Builders

Email communications:

Due to my job and family responsibilities, I may not be able to check my email everyday, so please be patient. I do answer all mail, even if it takes several days.

Lead time for some parts:

Some parts may require a wait of up to 3 to 6 weeks, particularly labor-intensive parts such as the Neon. However, I do not accept or request any payment until all parts are ready to ship.


  • Shipping and Handling is extra and will be added to each order. (Except I_B9)
  • Shipping is included in the price of I_B9, even Internationally.
  • Shipping is typically USPS Priority or UPS Ground, however some smaller items by be shipped First Class.


  • I do not accept any payment until parts are ready to ship.
  • Checks and Money Orders are my preferred method of payment.
  • I will accept PayPal, however if you choose to use PayPal, you agree to cover the fees on orders of $100 or more. (Except I_B9)


  • Please understand that all sales are final.
  • In purchasing any of the items below, you are agreeing that I (Craig R.) am in no way held responsible for personal harm or any damages due to the use or misuse of purchased merchandise.
  • By placing an order, you are agreeing to all of the above.


Primary Robot Parts



V2 Hand-laid Fiberglass Torso

$985 (plus shipping & handling)

This is the most accurate torso that has ever been available to the club! These torsos are crisp, clean and true to the original Hero Robot. Manufactured by a premier fiberglass shop that specializes in Corvette parts, these are also the highest quality hand-laid fiberglass robot parts ever offered. A high quality casting means these parts will take a minimum amount of work to finish up. A very uniform thickness will also make mounting the detailed torso parts much easier.

Please Note: The v2 Torso is slightly smaller in size than previous club torsos, so there are a few parts that also need to be v2 sized.

See my article on critical parts for the v2 Torso

Cutting Templates:



V2 Hand-laid Fiberglass Donut

$385 (plus shipping & handling)

"The donut is designed to fit perfectly the v2 Torso above, and has a recess to fit the 17.5" Rockler lazy susan." Please note: This donut will not fit previous club (v1) Torso's.






NEW!  V2 Torso with All Holes Cut!

$1150.00 (plus shipping & handling)

This is the v2 Torso with all the Holes beautifully and professionally cutout by the masters at the fiberglass shop. The Arm and Chest panel holes are completely finished and ready to go! All you will need to do is some final sanding in the Neon and Vent holes to finish those to your liking, and this torso will be nearly finished!

Note: The arm holes are cut to 5-3/4" Diameter, perfectly sized for Will Huff's silicone rubber Arms.





The V2.0 Torso and Donut Package

$1350.00 (plus shipping and handling)


NEW! V2 Torso with All Holes Cut!
plus Donut Package

$1510.00 (plus shipping and handling)




Lightweight Fiberglass Wrists (only 10 oz. each!)

Set of two $355 (plus shipping & handling)

These very lightweight wrists (only about 10 oz. each!) are a must if you are animating your robot or making a costume where weight is critical. Wrists come as pictured. Please Note, Rod R. & Bill K. are currently developing lightweight Wrist Centers and Claws to work with these fiberglass wrists! Coming Soon!





High Quality Seamless TREAD BELTS
Full set of 4

$169 (plus shipping & handling) - "Limited Quantities"!

  • These are very high quality custom manufactured one piece seamless tread belts.
  • These belts are tapered to fit the authentic tapered type wheels, but should also work fine in straight edged wheels.
  • These are suitable for display or for rolling applications, but would probably not not be suitable for motorized treadsection where the tread belts provide the drive. (They are not reinforced)




Set of Two 1.5" White Dialight Lenses AND two 1" Dialight Sockets

$85 (plus shipping & handling) - "Limited Quantities"!

  • These are the real authentic Dialights!
  • Lens and Sockets!
  • These lenses are no longer made and are hard to find. Here is your chance to own the real deal!





Alternate Flashing Chest Light Controller

Price: $29

All new! - This is a 12 Volt assembly that will alternately flash the two large chest lights. This was a detail seen on the robot early in the series, and adds a very cool and mechanical rhythm to the look of the robot. It has been redesigned in a new compact format using a custom circuit board. It has an adjustment pot to vary the flashing speed, and now with extension wires to locate in a convenient spot such as the programing bay or torso knob. It comes with pre-wired lugs to connect directly to your Dialight sockets. Hook up is easy... attach the red wire to +12 Volts(DC), the black wire to ground, the lugs to your Dialights and you are done!







Acrylic Rod Torso Vents

As of now (10/1/2019) I will no longer be offering Acrylic Rod Torso Vents.

Good news however! The club has a new vendor, Andre Svacha. Andre will provide builders with these vents and other parts. These parts will be made to the same higest quality that I have offered these past years. Please click on the link below to take you to Andre's vendor page where he sells these vents and other club approved parts:





Aluminum Vent Screening

Price: $26

A set of three pieces of expanded aluminum screening for the side and rear vents, as seen in the original robot (2nd/3rd season).  Each piece is 9.5" x 7.5" which is large enough to cover the inside of any vent opening on any torso.  The expanded aluminum is very sturdy, but it can be bent by hand into a curve to fit nicely behind your vents.  Please note, prices listed are for a set of THREE pieces.  
Click on image for more detailed photos





New Laser Cut Stainless Steel Programming Bay Kit

Price: $42

Introducing the new Laser Cut Stainless Steel Programming Bay Kit!  These panels use a tab and slot design and are easy to bend and assemble.  The SSPB Kit comes with the bottom lip and top two attachment tabs already pre bent, and the rest you can be bent by hand.

Improved Design: This version of the Programming Bay incorporates some nifty new design changes to make attaching the lower aluminum channel much easier than previous versions.  In fact, if you buy a set of Curved Channel Rails (see details below), the attachment holes and hardware will be included for FREE!

The Beauty of Stainless Steel: You don’t even need to paint it! Leave the natural finish for a great look to your Programming Bay.
As with my previous versions, this Stainless Steel Programming Bay is based on my Programming Panel Diagram on the club web site.

As delivered        Assembly        Finished! 

Front Vent in place - 1   Front Vent in place - 2



The Programming Bay Finishing Kit

Price: $42

Here at long last! The part many have been waiting for... The Programming Bay Finishing Kit!  This kit will include ALL the detailed parts required to finish off your programming Bay.  The kit includes:

* The 3 Labels (INC, AB, DEC) with Application Instructions
* The 3 toggles switches
* 1" washer for the upper switch
* Light Socket (bayonet style)
* 12V Lamp for light socket
* Opaque Yellow Dome Lens Cover for light
* 3" Authentic Reel Tape
* Brass Hub for Tape
* Two Fuse Holder Clips WITH screws
* Reproduction Potentiometer (Built-in bolt and nut for easy installation! Will require painting.)

Your Finished Programming Bay will look like:  



Programming Bay

Curved Channel Rails

Price: $26

Create a very nice sliding front vent system with the lower (aluminum) and upper (PVC) Curved Channel Rails.  These rails are designed to fit perfectly on the new Stainless Steel Programming Bay to create a very smooth sliding front vent. 

Attachment holes and hardware are included FREE for one set of Rails, when a Programming Bay Kit is purchased!

Also use these Curved Rails to create sliding side and rear vents!  Or use with your own Programming Panel.
Stainless Steel Prog. Bay with Channel Rails
Channel-1 Channel-2 Channel-3 Movie of Channel (MPG)

Curved Channel Rail Pricing:
One Set $26
Two Sets $42
Three Sets $56
Four Sets $68

Attachment holes and hardware are included FREE for one set of Rails, when a Programming Bay is purchased!

Attach-1 Attach-2 Attach-3



Programming Bay
Combination Package

Please Note: The following Packages are “Kits” that will require assembly and some minor finish work. None come completely assembled.


New Laser Cut Stainless Steel Programming Bay “Kit” (PB) - Price: $42

PB + One Set of Curved Channel Rails (RAILS) - Price: $66

PB + Programming Bay Finishing Kit (PBFK) - Price: $82

Programming Bay Package:
PB + RAILS + PBFK - Price:  $107
- Programming Bay
- 1 Set of Curved Channel Rails
- Programming Bay Finishing Kit
Note: A compatible Front Vent can be purchased from Andre Svacha's Vendor Page

Complete Lower Torso Package:
PB + RAILS + PBFK + Set of 3 Expanded Aluminum Screen (SCREENS) - Price: $132
- Programming Bay
- 1 Set of Curved Channel Rails (with pre-drilled holes and screws for PB)
- Programming Bay Finishing Kit
- Set of 3 Aluminum Vent Screens
Note: A compatible Front Vent can be purchased from Andre Svacha's Vendor Page

Deluxe Lower Torso Package with Side/Rear Rails:
PB + RAILS + PBFK + SCREENS - Price:  $172
- Programming Bay
- 4 Sets of Curved Channel Rails (1 Set with pre-drilled holes and screws for PB)
- Programming Bay Finishing Kit
- Set of 3 Aluminum Vent Screens
Note: A compatible Front Vent can be purchased from Andre Svacha's Vendor Page



12 Row Neon

Price: $265 (New Lower Price!)

The very highest quality and most authentic looking neon set available. My design uses 10mm tubing instead of 8mm, and has 12 rows of neon (plus the two loops at the top) instead of 11 like most other neon being sold. The top portion is also curved to fit the torso for a nice flush fit. I use a very complex 4 piece interlocking design, but I glue the two upper and two lower halves together for easy installation. This also makes it MUCH less fragile than standard neon.  These are built to order and there will probably be a 3 to 6 week wait.
Neon-2 Neon-3 Neon-4

NOTE: I recommend the use of either Steve Neal's Neon-Voice interface board or the Tech 22 music interface to make your neon flash to sound files played from your onboard sound system. Both methoids use a 8KV neon Transformer that can be bought through Tech22.

* Want to use Steve Neal's Interface Board? You can find it here: Steve Neal's Vendor Page
* Want to use Tech22? See my Tech 22 wiring article



NEW! Laser Cut Anodized Aluminum Chest Bezel
1/8” Thick!

In Stock Now!

Price: $35

1/8" thick Laser Cut Anodized Aluminum Bezel styled after the 2nd/3rd season robot, completely finished requiring NO finishing work.   Also includes the two flat-head machine screws.

Get a Bezel and Button kit for only $55!! See the Package Prices with Button Kit and Button Backer below.




Laser Engraved Acrylic Chest Button Kit

( only available in kit form )

In Stock Now!

Price: $30 (Kit)

These are the matching colored acrylic buttons for the Laser Cut Anodized Aluminum bezel in a kit form.  I created the font myself to match the original buttons exactly.  The button tops are made with transparent colored acrylic, which gives the buttons very vivid colors. The backing pieces are made from translucent white to diffuse the light from behind.
The kit requires that you glue (solvent weld, E6000 or Goop) the colored button to the translucent white backing piece, and then paint the engraved text black with acrylic paint available at any craft store.

New! Also available at the same price (while supplies last) are CLEAR buttons for that 1st Season look! The button tops are made with transparent clear acrylic, just like the First Season Robot. The backing pieces are made from translucent white to diffuse the light from behind.

Button Finishing Instructions

Button Kit-1 Button Kit-2 Button Kit-3 Button Kit-4 Button Kit-5

Get a Bezel and Button kit for only $55!!   See the Package Prices with Bezel and Button Backer below.



Clear Acrylic Button Backer

Price: $18

This is a curved clear acrylic backer used to hold the chest buttons firmly in place. It will work great with my Laser Cut Aluminum Bezel and Buttons, and it should also work great with other bezels and buttons. The Button Backer is designed to install on the inside of the torso, and the pre drilled mounting holes making it a snap to install with my Laser Cut Bezel (other bezels may require drilling). The Acrylic Button Backer will also work great in conjunction with Bill K's Stainless Steel Light Box.

Click on image for more larger photo, Bezel and buttons not included.

Bezel / Button / Backer Combination and Package Pricing:

Laser Cut Aluminum Bezel + Acrylic Button Kit - Price:  $55

Laser Cut Aluminum Bezel + Acrylic Button Kit + Button Backer - Price:  $72




Secondary Robot Parts


Anodized CNC Aluminum Microphone Head
With Screen and Center Pin

$40 (plus shipping & handling) - Sold Out

  • Comes as a kit with parts shown.
  • Anodized so it can be left as bare aluminum or painted as desired.
  • Can bolt right to torso with threaded hole in back, or with some ingenuity add a handle, or even drill it out and make it a real working mic.





Cold Cast Aluminum Knob / Microphone
Torso Rings

Price: $18

I created some very authentic looking knob and microphone flange rings, and I offer these in cold cast aluminum. They are cast with high quality resin embedded with aluminum. Highly detailed and very strong! They can be attached with Bondo.

Set of two

Aluminum Rings in place-1
AAluminum Rings in place-2



The Torso Knob

$4 (only available with purchase of other parts)

Not a replica. This is a factory made knob like the one used on the original Hero Robot during most of the series.



Early 1st Season Torso knob (Quantities limited!)

$6 (only available with purchase of other parts)

Not a replica. This is a factory made knob like the one used on the original Hero Robot during most of the first season.



24V Dewert Gear Motor for Animation

$35 (plus shipping & handling) - "Limited Quantities"!

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