I feel like, and I know this sounds odd, H.E.R.B.I.E. has the potential for his own adventures now and again.
standing for Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics my herbie design centers around the idea of being an all-encompassing baxter building assistant. He babysits, does chores, provides relevant information to the whole family all the while learning what it really means to be part of the family as the years go by.
H.E.R.B.I.E is kind of the FF’s dog in my mind, and will do anything to protect the family, especially the children. I can see him having wacky adventures trying to keep things in order during one of the fantastic 4’s away missions, with reed eventually giving his hull the F4 uniform treatment after he’s proved himself one of the team to the surprise of the strict-minded scientist. even keeping the kids in bed must be an ordeal for the worlds busiest robot. sheesh!
Tomorrow you’re all getting 5 redesigns for the price of one! cool, right?