Hi Joe K. or whoever is the seller/custodian of these Space Robots,
Just wondered if the powers-that-be could reserve one of the black Space Robots for me? I'll pay for mine of course. This is a big time memory for me (I can still smell the melted plastic)! I used to BEG my parents for money whenever I saw one of the Mold-A-Matic machines and had just about every type of figurine made! Mostly the souvenir ones that I found at tourist sites, museums, etc. SADLY, not a single one survived my parents' oven-like attic next to my boxed Machine Man, TV Spaceman, Cragstan Astronaut, and original Mr. Mercury!!! Oh well, I'll be sure to preserve one from BS XI if I can get my grubby hands on one! Thanks for any help!
Alas, my Machineman found a new home in Switzerland, I believe, a few years ago (documented in the DVD entitled "Unwound"). But I can confirm that there is no litho on his back. Just like Joe said, only red paint!
Please post some photos when you get yours done, I'd love to see it!
My 4 tin robot treasures from childhood were the original Mr. Mercury (metal arms), Cragstan Astronaut, Alps Television Robot (original metal antenna version), and of course my Machine Man. Without a doubt my Alps Television Robot was my favorite, so I'm with plan3b on this one. One of the saddest memories of playing with a toy when I was young was the day that I watched in horror as the moving scene on the "TV" completely tore apart! Worst part was that it tore through the BEST part of the scene! Needless to say I immediately took the robot apart and used the now reviled regular household tape to tape the tear back together. Wow did that tape yellow over the years! Wow were those metal tabs weak! Wow did that ruin the value of my favorite robot, both then and now! Wow did my LEAST favorite robot make up for it! :D
As a side note, my favorite Alps Television Robot is on display at Joe's Toy Robot Museum where he is still appreciated even if no longer MIB!
Even I saw this and wondered for a second what was up? :blink:
But I actually had a heads up from the North Museum folks that you would be down there with "Unwound" on display. I'm a member of the museum and had successfully hidden my "celebrity" from them until you ratted me out with a copy of the DVD! :D
Hope you have a good crowd, it gets crazy-busy some times for the small place that it is!