Tinman

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  • Birthday 08/25/1961

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  1. Tinman added a post in a topic: Premier Flash Gordon Set   

    Interesting,,,
  2. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    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.
  3. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    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?
  4. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    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.
  5. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    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.
  6. Tinman added a post in a topic: Site Upgrade - Update   

    Not sure if it has anything to do with your upgrade Brian, but I wasn't able to sign in and post via my today.
  7. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    MR, the New Castle, DE show.
  8. Tinman added a post in a topic: Roto Robot Repair   

    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.











  9. Tinman added a post in a topic: Tudor Rose Space Clipper   

    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.
  10. Tinman added a post in a topic: Iron Man 3   

    Picking up my Iron Patriot on the way home from work today!
  11. Tinman added a post in a topic: Tudor Rose Control Tower   

    Great piece Brian, congrats! The Tudor Rose ships are much bigger than the Pyro versions, yes? Can the ships be removed from the rods or are they permanently attached?
  12. Tinman added a post in a topic: Italian Spacemen - Id?   

    They're new to me...but have a charm of their own.
  13. Tinman added a post in a topic: The Tomik 6 Shooter   

    Wow, the bronze one sold for a real fair price; wish I would have considered bidding.
  14. Tinman added a post in a topic: The Tomik 6 Shooter   

    Looks like bronze plastic to me.
  15. Tinman added a post in a topic: Botstock X I I - The Official Thread   

    Didn't think you guys were gonna make it this year Mike, good to hear you're coming!

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  1. Tinplate6 » Tinman

    Hey,

    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

    I just thought you might like to know.

    Brady