Novelty Toys and Apparel

Asheboro, North Carolina · 115 Sales


Novelty Toys and Apparel

Asheboro, North Carolina 115 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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mushplapla on Apr 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I got this little cutie really fast. I can't wait to put it together! Great concept.

Cara Bevan

Cara Bevan on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A very fun and well made kit. Easy to make your own little poseable robot buddy. Love it!

Cara Bevan

Cara Bevan on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So cute! The kit is very well made and the instructions are clear and easy. Love how it can move, a fun little robot.

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The Origin

That Day.

It began with an accidental discovery. I was wandering, alone, lost in thought and came upon an empty warehouse. A curious, derelict structure from an earlier time, lost in an abandoned steel graveyard. It called to me. I had to explore it.
Inside, I found a robot, its pieces scattered and strewn, obscured by layers of dust. I didn’t know what it was, or how it had come about. The only clue to the origins of this defunct machine was a single word etched onto its hand: “RoboMustache.”
Enthralled by this discovery, I felt a sense of overwhelming purpose. I would find out what RoboMustache was. I would scour the rest of the old, decayed building of junk and crates until I found answers. It was like the warehouse—and the robot—were enlisting me in this quest.

What is RoboMustache?

I located a few tattered documents, worn diagrams, and cryptic journals in an old desk drawer; my only clues into the mystery. Answers were few, brief mentions that gave only cautious reference to a military project developed (and subsequently abandoned) long ago. The true purpose seemed thoroughly erased from any records after a few months of initial trials and all aspects assumed destroyed. What were the intentions of this project? What was it planned to be used for? What purpose was RoboMustache to serve?


Here I stood before a long discarded project from decades past, a time when research and development was put forward into creating this robot. The allure and mystique around it was palpable. Even in its state of disrepair I felt drawn to the robot, and though it was just an old husk of a machine, I felt that it could still live. I returned many times to the warehouse over the next few days, doing more research and salvaging parts. With the aid of old diagrams I began to reassemble the robot.
The more time I spent in the warehouse, the more in tune with the robot I became. He spoke to me, in his silent, robot way, as he begged me to fix him, to make him whole again. At last, my labors were finished, yet the robot did not move. It all seemed so futile as I never could figure out how to power it up. Maybe it never had worked at all. Frustrated and defeated, I left the warehouse and the robot behind, never planning to return.

It’s Alive!

Weeks later, I felt compelled back to the warehouse. Lights came on as I entered. I was startled and amazed at what I found: the old piles of junk, filthy windows, rusted parts and decaying interior was now clean. The robot itself was not where I left it. Had someone found it and taken my project? A noise in the distance alerted me to a corridor and there he was. Walking toward me. The robot was alive…

The Introduction.

I approached the robot with some hesitation. Marveling at it’s form, I was fearful but enchanted. The robot began to inspect me as I inspected him. We were fascinated by each other’s moving parts. It seems we simultaneously realized we meant one another no harm.
“What are you?” I asked.
“Prime Mover,” was all it responded.
It moved back to where it had been working before I had interrupted it. I looked closely and saw what it was diligently working on; it was trying to make a robot. Was it building itself a companion? I watched as he worked, the design crude and downright lackluster. The robot companion looked like a disaster. I knew what I had to do.

The Collaboration.

I offered my help to RoboMustache. He seemed to have a good understanding of the inner workings of robotics but no guidance or direction on what to do in constructing them. I offered my assistance and was glad how compliant the robot was to my help. I began sketching out simple robot designs and scouring the crates of the warehouse for parts for RoboMustache to make its own creation. Within minutes of giving it all of the materials, a small robot was created from the design I had made.
“What do you want to call it?” I asked.
RoboMustache simply replied, “Helper.”

Shop members

  • Charles Wade

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I make awesome robots and robot accessories.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 11, 2013
Q: What all do you make?
A: I currently make vinyl stickers, pinback buttons, papercrafts and woodcrafts.

Q: What can you tell me about the stickers?
A: They're made out of vinyl and can be stuck on any smooth surface, such as, glass, metal or plastic. They're best suited for vehicle decals. They are weather resistant and will last a long time before fading.

Q: What can you tell me about the pinback buttons?
A: I make 1" and 2.25" buttons of some of my illustrations. They're usually cute animals, silly mustaches and more ...

Q: What can you tell me about the papercrafts?
A: I'm glad you asked! They're cute, customizable boxed shaped creatures. You can either get them as a PDF that you download and print onto any paper you'd like or purchase a pack of 22 creatures on blank card stock. There are simple instructions on how to assemble your creature(s) and if you want to customize them with googly eyes, buttons, pop poms or pipe cleaners than you are more than welcome! I'd love to see a picture of what you come up with! Send them to me on here or at contact [at]

Q: What can you tell me about the woodcrafts?
A: That they're awesome, of course. Currently there are 17 different creatures and 2 types of robots. I sell them assembled or as kits (which are sadly hard to come by sometimes because they're so popular at the events I attend.) They're made from sturdy bamboo ply and piece together like a puzzle with some wood glue. The robots are just so neat as well. They have moving parts and you can pose them. Use them as a little desk buddy, put them up on a shelf to admire or decorate them with paint, stain or anything else you'd like.

Q: Do you take custom order requests?
A: I'd be glad to do them! Just contact me on here or at contact [at] and I'll see what I can do.

Q: RoboMustache, eh? Where did that come from?
A: Well, I love robots and mustaches are silly enough so why not combine the two?

Q: Is RoboMustache your full time job?
A: Actually it is not. It is my hobby. I have a full time job as a graphic designer and also a part time job as an instructor at a local community college. I am a very busy person, but I love RoboMustache and am passionate about my work. I love the feedback from customers about how I made there day or a moment in their life that much brighter.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If any issues arise in shipping please send me a message, including a photo and I will what it takes to make things right even if it means a replacement of product.
PayPal: Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, & E-Checks.
Note: You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal.

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card without having to sign up for a PayPal account.

If it's your first time buying something on Etsy:

Etsy Direct Checkout:
Accepts: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Stickers: Sent through USPS in a regular letter envelope. A letter and instructions are included to help the envelope become more sturdy for protection. The letter explains RoboMustache's sincere thanks for your awesomeness in purchasing and supporting him. And instructions on how to and best practices to applying your new favorite sticker(s).

Pinback Buttons: Sent through USPS in padded envelope to help protect your goodies.

Papercrafts: Sent through USPS in padded enevelope to help protect your goodies.

Woodcrafts: Sent through USPS in bubbled wrapped and sturdy box and/or envelope (depending on assembled or kit) with tracking included.

ALL ORDERS: Will ship within 2 business days of payment.
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If you enjoy RoboMustache and what more updates feel free to follow on any of the sites below. I try to do giveaways and coupons every so often when I have an abundance of stock.
Twitter: @RoboMustache
Instagram: @RoboMustache