Who are all of the "Retro Machines" depicted on this shirt design, and what properties are they from?

Retro Machines

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    @T.J.Crowder i'm more concerned with the fact that they're not all machines in the first place. – phantom42 Feb 5 '16 at 13:32
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    I'm kinda surprised at the fact they call BB8 a "retro" machine, despite being from a movie that came out only a few months ago. – Thomas Jacobs Feb 5 '16 at 14:41
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    @ThomasJacobs I assume that "retro" refers to the art style, rather than the machines themselves, since not all of them are actually retro as you said. C-3PO is old, but that particular version (with the red arm) is also from The Force Awakens. – Anthony Grist Feb 5 '16 at 14:47
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    Samus isn't a machine, she is a person. Iron man too, come to think of it. – nexus_2006 Feb 5 '16 at 16:26
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    "By your command" @ZanLynx – Allan S. Hansen Feb 6 '16 at 8:11

First Row

  1. C-3PO (Star Wars)
  2. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  3. Iron Man
  4. Optimus Prime (Transformers)

Second Row

  1. Data (Star Trek)
  2. Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  3. Bender (Futurama)
  4. Sentinel (X-Men)

Third Row

  1. EVA-01 (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  2. Gipsy Danger (Pacific Rim)
  3. RX-78-2 (Gundam)
  4. Cyberman (Dr. Who)

Fourth Row

  1. T-800 (Terminator; as confirmed by the artist)
  2. BB-8 (Star Wars)
  3. Samus Aran (Metroid)
  4. Megatron (Transformers)

C3P0 (Star Wars) - R2D2 (Star Wars)- Iron Man (Marvel) - Optimus Prime (Transformers)

Data (Star Trek) - Marvin (Hitchikers Guide) - Bender (Futurama) - Probably a Sentinel (X-men)

EVA 001 (Evangelion) - Gipsy Danger (Pacific Rim) - RX782 Gundam - Cyberman (Doctor Who)

Probably a Terminator - BB-8 (Star Wars) - Samus (Metroid) - Megatron (Transformers)

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  • The 'Terminator' on the first spot in the fourth row might also be Brad Bird's Iron Giant. – ComicSansMS Feb 5 '16 at 15:38
  • Iron giant is a popular guess but the head doesn't match very well and IG doesn't have the little dial thing on the right side – phantom42 Feb 5 '16 at 16:21
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    From the artist, rasabi: The bottom was intended to be a T-800 Terminator. – JPhi1618 Feb 5 '16 at 18:48
  • Might be worth mentioning that several of these are characters in suits (e.g. Iron Man). Even Gypsy Danger technically has people inside it. – Kyle Strand Feb 5 '16 at 19:28

I believe the first robot in the fourth row is "Robby" from forbidden planet.

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  • Not really a good match. Robby has a really unique looking head that doesn't look like that. The legs also lack Robby's "stacked bubbles" look. – System Down Feb 5 '16 at 18:54
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    @Amoque do you have a picture to support or clarify, given System Down's comment? – Matt Gutting Feb 5 '16 at 18:57
  • @MattGutting, the point is moot - it's a T-800 Terminator. – JPhi1618 Feb 5 '16 at 19:02

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