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  1. robotisland added a post in a topic: Ray Rohr - In Memoriam   

    As some of you may already know I have been in touch with Ray over the past few years when he officially decided to stop traveling to shows. I feel fortunate that he contacted me to help him with that transitional part of his life. One of the many special qualities of Ray was that he was not just a knowledgeable businessman but was always available to talk even if not about toys. Ray was much more than just a pioneer in our hobby and an all around nice guy! I only wish he had more time to enjoy his retirement without all the ailments he was dealing with. What was amazing to me is that Ray always had an upbeat attitude even when he had a car accident and went for several operations. I think we all agree he really truly loved this hobby and probably had the deepest appreciation and understanding for the widest spectrum of collectibles ranging from prewar toys to Zippo lighters. Ray was one of the first people I met in Atlantic City 20 years ago and certainly the most influential person to me in my collecting and even when I transitioned into manufacturing. You will be missed Ray.
  2. robotisland added a post in a topic: A Sad Heartfelt Message From Steve   

    Peace be with you Steve. We're all thinking of you at this difficult time as you can see by all the kind wishes on this board. Talk with you soon. Jay
  3. robotisland added a post in a topic: Chief Robotman   

    Just an update for the Alphadromers since we have been receiving a lot of emails from our customers in hopes of Chief Robotman arriving in December. Release date has been pushed to early next year. Molds will be finished end of January, and then production will start. That's all the news I have for now.

    Happy Holidays!
    Jay
    www.robotisland.com
  4. robotisland added a post in a topic: New Engine Robot From Metalhouse   

    You're fast Laserman. We just posted within 2 minutes of each other. I cleaned up the pic a little and put it in the ads section. These are arriving in about a week. With all these new designs, there should be something of interest for everyone coming from Metal House.
  5. robotisland added a post in a topic: A Real Cutie!!!!   

    That Tiny Robot is definitely one of my favorites. I bought mine on Ebay about 10 years ago. Remember Xris? Thank you for not outbidding me!
  6. robotisland added a post in a topic: My Favorite New Additions!   

    Here is the side and back of the boxes depicting the other characters. I bet Christian or Stan has at least one of these?

  7. robotisland added a post in a topic: My Favorite New Additions!   

    I just picked up these 2 model kits. It amazes me how intricate these 2" tall robots are in function and detail. Anyone else seen these before? I'm really looking for the others to complete my set. Each one has mechanical moving arms. Reminds me of the TOMY Japan designs from the 80's.

    Jay


  8. robotisland added a post in a topic: What Is This? Horikawa Robot Radio?   




    Unfortunately I don't own it anymore. Maybe the new owner is reading and will post a pic? The box was all white with a depiction of the Robot in its actual color Blue - very basic graphics.
  9. robotisland added a post in a topic: What Is This? Horikawa Robot Radio?   

    It's legit. A radio that used the tin body of the Horikawa Giant Robot. I picked up a boxed one a few months ago.
  10. robotisland added a post in a topic: Steve's Latest - Has Anyone Seen This Before?   

    Wow! That really is nice Steve! I've been picking up a lot of rare rockets from Japan, but I'm not familiar with this space ship. Probably 50's?
  11. robotisland added a post in a topic: Message Man Robot 2000 Scrolling Text Message   

    Great as usual John! We've all been missing these conversions.

    Jay
  12. robotisland added a post in a topic: Remote Control Robot Thunder Boy "robot Commando"   

    Thanks again John! This kit was aching to be put together for a long time. The most amazing part is that John built it in a day, and even had to replace some of the missing gears.
  13. robotisland added a post in a topic: Horikawa Mood Robot   

    I found 6 of these in Japan a couple of years ago, but haven't seen any before or since. They are odd, but very cool! I had to keep a set for my collection!
  14. robotisland added a post in a topic: New "charliebot" By Mmm   

    I like it Mike. Looks like it could be a great robot character for a new movie!
  15. robotisland added a post in a topic: Hooked On Robots   

    Very nice Brian! A hard robot to find in any condition!

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