Expo Ernie was the friendly robot ambassador for Expo 86. A technological feat ahead of his time, he was powered by remote control and would greet people with his signature voice.
After the fair wrapped up Ernie went into retirement but is occasionally wheeled out to special events. He's owned by one of Canada's richest people, Jimmy Pattison, who also keeps backup parts from non-operational Ernies.
HERE is a short documentary we did trying to track down the "lost" Expo Ernie.
Other Expo 86 t-shirts we have available are:
Expo Ernie 1
Expo 86 Logo
• Unisex fit, soft feel
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the centre
|Length (inches)||28||29 ¼||30 ¼||31 ¼||32 ½||33 ½|