Thanks for the information Dirk, its much appreciated. My robot doesn't function as smoothly as yours because of the right leg, I'll have to give it a more thorough inspection to figure out what's going wrong although everything seems to be connected properly.
Thanks for the information guys. My robot's torso is held on fairly well with the plastic nub but it doesn't take a lot of force to pull them apart. I'm also not understanding why the robot always wants to fall forward, all of the leg mechanics are connected and in place but it's right leg seems a little dead when the batteries are installed. The locking mechanisms on the rear wheel of both feet seem to be working correctly...I'm not sure why it's doing what it's doing?
Thanks SHM I'd like to not make any makeshift repairs permanent buy using superglue or epoxy; I was hoping to get some input from someone that has this robot regarding what it supposed to look like inside the battery box. To me it looks like this robot's torso spins whenever it's walking and doesn't necessarily stop spinning pointing forward. I do like the "slip-ring" method of getting power from the battery box to the legs.
Thanks Mike, these robots always seemed a little cheesy to me, I guess because they were the transition between tin and plastic and weren't made with the quality of the past. I'm glad to hear I did good from a price point of view, it'll display well once I get the pieces together.
I purchased this Roto Robot at a toy show today and was wondering if anyone had some repair advice? The major problem is the connection of the torso to the legs. On the inside of the battery box is a plastic plug that came with the robot, but is doesn’t do a proper job in holding the two parts together and pops off easily. Is there something else besides this plastic piece that holds the torso on; can anyone provide a pic or suggest a replacement part? I’m also looking for a replacement orange foot; the left one was broken by a probable repair attempt from a previous owner. In the current condition the robot is a bit unstable but works electronically. I think it would stable out of the torso was fastened properly and had some weight in the battery box. I paid $100, which seemed like a good price for its overall condition; any thoughts on how well I did?
If anyone has a spare orange foot for a Roto Robot I'd be happy to hear from you; I believe the parts are the same for the right and left foot.
Of course I was watching this and was going to bid $800 to "guarantee" a win...boy was I off the mark! What a great piece; unfortunately, I don't think I'll be adding one to my collection any time soon.
Just a quick note to let you know that there is a complete Elastolin set on Ebay for $399 http://cgi.ebay.com/Elastolin-Space-Figures-Complete-4-figure-set-/180637791131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0ed9f39b