Kickstarter: T-800 Model 101 Terminator

Jason Tselentis
5 min readFeb 5, 2015


Let’s build a Terminator!


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About this project

The goal of this project is to build a fully functioning Terminator for LARPing with my kids, friends, and neighbors, and for other fun uses such as entertainment at birthday parties.

Make This Happen!
Surely you can use your imagination and think of all of the other fun things the Terminator could do. And if you donate $150,000 or more, you’d have the privilege of owning it for a day, and enjoying all of the Terminator fun that you can handle. (Please see Rewards and FAQs for more information.)

By reaching both of my Stretch Goals, I hope to create a Schwarzenegger-like Terminator that will terminate Papyrus from James Cameron’s Avatar.


If funded, I will produce a more life-like Terminator than what you see here.

$15,000,000,000,000 to design, develop, and build a fully functional T-800 Model 101 Terminator with human tissue over its chrome skeleton and neural processing units.

Stretch Goals


To acquire the rights to render the Terminator’s living tissue, face, and likeness after Arnold Schwarzenegger (circa 1984 as seen in James Cameron’s The Terminator).


To build a time machine for sending the Terminator back to the year 1994, when James Cameron began developing the story for the movie that would become Avatar. Once it reaches 1994, the Terminator would prevent James Cameron from using the Papyrus typeface for Avatar, ultimately making Avatar a more watchable movie.

Risks and challenges

This project will require a lot of smart people, coming together to build a really cool Terminator that could become self-aware, reprogram one (or more) computer systems to take over manufacturing and distribution channels around the world for producing more and more Terminators that would hunt down human beings, kill them, and bring an end to civilization as we know it. But that’s a risk I’m willing to take if it means an end to Papyrus in Avatar.


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You will receive signed copies of my old Terminator drawings, that are my original pencil and pen renderings made between 1984–1991, which include the T-800 and also the T-1000 metal-shapeshifting Terminator.

Pledge $150,000 or more

You receive the drawings above PLUS use of the Terminator for 1 day. (Please see FAQs for more detail.)


Who would own the Terminator?
1. Me.
2. If you pledge $150,000 or more, your reward would be owning it for one day.

If I pledge $150,000 or more and get to temporarily own the Terminator for a day, can I have it assassinate somebody for me?
Under no circumstances will the Terminator assassinate any human beings, nor harm them. It will be programmed much in the same way that the Terminator was reprogrammed by John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s intended to be a nice Terminator.

Have you approached Arnold Schwarzenegger about this?
No. That’s what my first stretch goal will help me with.

Will the Terminator run on the Mac OS or iOS, Windows, or Android operating system?
I haven’t thought that far ahead, but it probably won’t be Windows.

Will this Terminator say “Fuck you, asshole” just like in The Terminator?
It will be just like in the movies. The Terminator will say all of the classic lines like “I’ll be back” and “Come with me if you want to live” and “Hasta la vista, baby” and of course, “Fuck you, asshole.” And if you pledge $150,000 or more, you can have it say “Fuck you, asshole” as often as you like for the 24 hours that you own it. You could even have it recite lines from other Schwarzenegger films such as Conan: the Barbarian or Twins or Predator or Total Recall or Batman & Robin.

Pledge $150,000 or more and dress up the Terminator however you like — or don’t dress it up.

Will this Terminator wear clothing?
Yes, just like from the 1984 movie The Terminator although I may dress it up like in Terminator 2: Judgment Day when LARPing. But if you pledge $150,000 or more, you get to own it for 24 hours, and you can have it wear whatever you want during that time, or you can have it be naked just like at the beginning of The Terminator. Whatever tickles your fancy. I won’t judge you.

Who will create the time machine if you reach your stretch goal?
Smart people who will undergo a series of lie-detector tests in order to prove to me that they will not use the time machine themselves in order to travel back in time and steal my idea for this Terminator Kickstarter.

Have you approached James Cameron about this?
No, I’ve not. And although Mr. Cameron is extremely rich and has the funds to help me reach my goals, I fear that if he learned about this, he would want to create his own Terminator and send it back in time to prevent me from creating this Kickstarter to thwart Mr. Cameron’s use of Papyrus in Avatar.

What are the details of the time machine?
I cannot disclose any details at this time, and once the time machine is built I will not disclose any details either.

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The Font Man backed 1 projecton January 28, 2015
I love, love, love, love, love this idea! LOVE IT! Let’s make this happen, people. I’m in awe of your ambition and courage!



Jason Tselentis

(JAY-sun tse-LEHN-tees) n. [American, Greek+Italian] 1. Educator, writer, designer, geek. 2. Raised on comic books, calculus, literature, sci-fi, film, humor.