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  1. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: New Metal House Bots.   




    Thanks for that. MH haven't changed their website that much { if at all ) for years.
  2. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: New Metal House Bots.   

    So Metal House are still going? Nice to see the Space Evil robot being reissued but I thought they'd stopped making robots?
  3. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: 1/6 Scale C3Po & R2D2   

    If that's what they look like I think you'd be better off getting the Medicom ones. That Sideshow C3PO has a bit of a dubious looking face and he doesn't even have gold plating.
  4. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Do The Moulds For These Horikawa Fly Eyes Still Exist?   




    Interesting points and it could well be that MH didn't make the smaller plastic ones. I don't think a lack of lithos on those would be too bad though as most of them didn't have much anyway.

    If thet do exist though and MH hasn't got them I surprised that whoever has them didn't see MH were selling the larger all tin ones and tried selling a few. As Dirk says the costs of plastic toys are high but already having the moulds would probably cut out a lot of the costs involved in tooling up a robot completely from scratch. After all other plastic toys have been reissued like the old Marx Daleks for instance.
  5. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Do The Moulds For These Horikawa Fly Eyes Still Exist?   




    That's the problem I suppose but I think quite a few collectors would buy them seeing as they're well known robots. I think if MH could sell the Space Giants and Space Evil robots they could sell some of these Again there's quite a few of them about but it's very hard to get like new ones even at a high price. It's a shame they were made so the chrome parts tarnish so easily on them.
  6. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Do The Moulds For These Horikawa Fly Eyes Still Exist?   

    Anyone got any ideas? Did Metalhouse own the moulds or was it Horikawa or another company?
  7. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Do The Moulds For These Horikawa Fly Eyes Still Exist?   




    Yes a lot of the Japanese tin robots have been reissued or very close copies such as the Space Giant and those American plastic robots as you say but for some reason the Japanese plastic robots haven't been reissued. I wonder why?

    Maybe it is because the moulds no longer exist or maybe companies like Metalhouse only thought people were interested in the tin robots, which isn't the case.
  8. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Do The Moulds For These Horikawa Fly Eyes Still Exist?   

    http://www.attackingmartian.com/video_blue.html


    http://www.attackingmartian.com/space_fighter_turtle.html


    http://www.attackingmartian.com/mr_zerox_2a.html


    I know there's still quite a few around but it's very hard to get them in like new condition, especially the eyes as they're nearly always tarnished and they're always expensive.

    Be nice to seem them reissued.
  9. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: M.a.r.s. Autotron   

    Nice but all these robots seem to look the same.
  10. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Wind up robot is also USB hub with lit eyes   

    I'm surprised more people haven't commented on these robots. I think they're some of the nicest looking toy bots I've seen for a while ( especially the gold one with light up eyes ).
  11. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Space Fighter by Dickie   

    Very nice but it seems all of the modern toy robots look very similar to that. There seems to be hardly any new robot toys that look a bit different.

    They all look like something from Transformers or a Japanese animation and have done for about the last 20 years.
  12. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Horikawa Astronaut Kit   

    I was thinking more that it would be great if the manufacturer actually moulded the fly eyes in plastic kennetzel, but still a nice interpretation by yourself.
  13. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Wind up robot is also USB hub with lit eyes   

    Just found this one too :-

    http://gadgetsin.com/roboto-4-port-usb-hub.htm
  14. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Wind up robot is also USB hub with lit eyes   

    Those look interesting.
  15. ROBOHUNTER added a post in a topic: Small tin wind-ups   

    Nice to see some new robots from China but I don't like that the fly eyes are just lithographed/printed. At least the Metal House fly eyes had real holes in them.

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