InterestsAurora and Polar Lights monster kits, Vintage Tin ROBOTS, windup toys, die-cast vintage Corgi/Dinky/Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars, scratch-built monster kits, battle scarred modified stocker short-track models, occasional running of the robots with Altaira. Adding vintage tin and plastic robots/space toys to the shelves when I can.
Thank you Chilli, I was honestly informed when I purchased my door robot, by the seller (who happens to be one of the world's top $$ robot collectors) that the remote very well might be a replacement. No one seems to know how may different types of remotes were added to this particular toy as there are so many variations.
Welcome Megastellar to Alphadrome. A model kit site would likely be more appropriate for an answer to your issues for things such as MPC kits of this sort...all I can do is suggest: Aurora and friends model kits and parts department (on Facebook) for advice on this. Rest assured some of us here on Alphadrome are into the model kits as well as robots (as I've been into monster and auto model kits such as these for about 54 years or so). Never had that series myself as I was a teen at the time they originated and I was busy trashing all my 'kid' stuff including the Aurora monster kits when these were originally available, I believe around 1973 or so. As I've heard over the years the originals never worked very well at all and this includes the Rube Goldberg kits that were supposed to do all sorts of stuff but also didn't work as designed. Hopefully someone here has had experience with this kit and will chime in to help. If you're a member of Facebook I'm quite sure you'll hook an answer fairly quickly at the above site, they seem to know their model stuff.
http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/uploads/monthly_2015_04/door_robot.jpg.8fd40c2aeccf247604f7692bd8da2c6f.jpgHere's mine with the dark green remote. I believe there are many different coloured remotes and wire combos for the "Door Robot".
Wonderful catch Phil, absolutely beautiful with the box. Thanks for the pics, we are never lucky enough here around Toronto to see even one table that filled at the annual Toy Show with great stuff anywhere close to these pictures.
Congrats!! Don't you hate it when they place price stickers ON the vintage cardboard?
Yeh, I missed an item recently that came and went within minutes, B.I.N. at 1/10 the going price and it was minty old store stock including the box. Another time a MIMB Zobor in a minty new-old-stock cardboard outer box was listed from an antique store specializing in dishes/plates and the like and claimed they knew nothing about toys @ $125 or best offer. The thing popped up new, I took the time to look at the 6 pics and during that moment it was sold 'best offer', they must have taken the first one presented to them.
These deals do happen and like Don I try to keep up with the fresh listings as they appear. I DID snag a rarity last week from a '0' feedback seller with only 1 other bid sending it up by $2.50 so I got that one really cheap. Feels good when it comes your way.
Excellent price for this robot Bill, a great buy for sure. It's absolutely beautiful.
They're so flimsy very similar to a U.S. beer can and I've always wondered how they're able to be held together at all! Looks like a toy that may have broken slightly and was put away, I don't see any wear on it. I did a lousy job fixing my first one...the one that got me into robots to begin with. I found him at Goodwill for 25c in 1975 in great shape but dropped him going out the door and snapped his legs nearly completely off. Then a bad repair.
These are fragile beasts. Best of luck with your repair I'm sure someone with those skills will chime in with a solution.