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#1 robothut

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

Feel free to post your pictures of the Zeroid robots to compleat this thread. Here are the patent drawings for what seems to be the Zeroid robot that were filed in 1969, patented in 1971 and the Time line says the robot was first sold in 1968. So it sounds like they sold Zeroids before they even applied for a patent. It is possible that there was a earlyer patent and that this was a latewr patent to cover new features of the toy.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

John, I've always been confused about that timeline as I recall vividly getting my Zobor and Zintar both for Xmas 1968 while the info always seems to point to 1969 as a target date.

My original Zobor in '68 was received in the light cardboard box over the plastic case while Zintar was in his clear box with the card taped to the back.

Here's my Zobor with his accessories and hauling bucket which doubles as the back of his case. John, I actually bought this one from Liz at "Gasoline Alley" in May of 2000, (weren't they the ones who had your first life-size rubber-tire Robby on display???) They have a wonderfully amazing array of stuff.

Thanks for posting this great info there is never enough on these guys... these are amazing toys although they've always been very delicate...pressing the leg section to pop it out of the body to insert the batteries. Had lots of fun with these as a kid hurtling dangerous missiles across the room using the funnel. The Karate Chop Action is terrific too along with the magnet hand and reversing ramp. biggrin.gif

(the cardboard box for Zobor I don't have. found this pic somewhere years ago.) ohmy.gif

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:13 PM

Hi robothut..love those pictures ...I sold my boxed zerak with solar cycle years ago for a decent return but as with all my sales..i regret them all..thanks again..hj.
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    Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:15 PM

    Here is a picture of the most basic cardboard box that was used to sell these guys. Also there instruction sheet from that box.

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    Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:52 PM

    Call me stupid if ya want but I have a few questions about Zeroids. I do not recall them at all. Where they from a TV show or simply a line of robots? Just feeling a little out of the loop I guess. It seems like something I should know.

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