wow! I won one of these robots on ebay about a year ago for $22, mint in box with inserts. It even has a restraining bolt screwed in the underside (real shop stock). I think I might have a bit been lucky .
Some people call this robot the Squat Bot !!
The Mighty Robot (the blue smoking one), was the first vintage robot I purchase (at a market in Brighton) and marked the start to this evil addiction.
Just got back from my fab Honeymoon over in eastern Europe. I did say to the future wife that I’d hold off from buying any more robot type toys until we were married, so to my surprise the second day of the honeymoon in Budapest, walking along a very busy street looking up at the amazing buildings, I noticed some old toys in a window (trucks, cars and fire engine) so with a flash and sigh from the wife, I entered. I don’t know about these toys and up to now I’ve only collected robots but after a quick play in the shop with the red moon buggy, I thought it was pretty cool. It works just like a real tank or space moon tank or what ever it is, it moves over anything, spins on the spot, goes backwards and forword motion, then the shop keep said I’ve got an older one upstairs with a rocket on top, it was just the best way to start our honeymoon (I think the wife might have something to say about that). The shop keeper thought the blue one was from the 60’s and the red was a latter, maybe the early 80’s. Any Ideas? The blue Jupiter boxed one I think is made by a German company called anker Spielbzeug but the red one only has a mark on the remote UEHA 14 py6. Are there any bits missing? are there many more like these out there? Are they rip'offs of another Japanese version. Sorry so many questions. Does anyone know about these toys?
There are three robots in the collection, there's a blue one that looks like a junior toys robot, and other one looks a bit like the diamond head sh type robots and is green in colour. I think they are from the very late 70's. I don't think they are too rare.! I have them in my collection because of the Horikawa fly eye thing. Not the best robot in the world but I think they are a good example of the complete Fall of tin to the rise of plastic. I'll try to post a picture of the others
Planet haven’t given too much away as to variations in colour or astronaut, they just said that winky would be very limited. Although, they did hint in the contest that the new release could be both astronaut and robot. The Astro Scout, which has much the same body as winky, has an all white body with red feet, arms and ears. Personally I'm not a fan of the white body paint.
Does the astronaut have different actions to winky? I noticed that the astronaut has an arial on his back.
Just a quick note to let you know that it was I who won The Planet Robot Winky contest. I've been trying to let you know but for some reason my home computer won't let me log on. Norton problem I think? I'm back at work so I'm able to say something.
I entered the contest a week or so before Christmas after a few festive ales with some people from work. I almost forgot that I had a go. I spent quite few hours going through Planets site trying to think (not my best human quality). I only saw winky a few times on the site so thought it could be him.
Winning Winky helps feed my addiction, as I've not much cash at the moment, mainly dew to getting married in April'05 and just completed building works at home, so it really was an excellent surprise to the New Year and after saying to my soon to be wife on New years eve, "No I won't buy any more Robots before April", "I promise" (apart from already ordered robots), I had signed myself off from buying anything. Once April has passed I should be able to get back in the game (that's in, not on).
Over the last couple of years I've found some excellent information about buying, fixing, cleaning, storing robots on Alpha. And without out this Information I doubt I ever would have won, so thanks Brian and all. :rolleyes:
Just bought a SH Secret weapon Space scout (the brown version) at an antiques fair for 20 UK pounds, which I thought was quite good but with every good deal there's always a catch and that catch being the Scout has NO HEAD.
The Scout itself is in not bad condition, no rust or other missing parts. So just wondering if anyone might have the odd Space Scout head rolling about, I could give it a home or if one might know where I might purchase such a item other than e-bay.
Larry - they trade in there own currency CZK Czech Republic Koruny , also they trade in EUR - Euro. The Toy shop owner was very interested in my Robot collection, he asked if I could send him some photos, so I don't know, he might make some other version's!