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Alps Television Spaceman - unknown version?

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Saw this auction ended yesterday and wonder if anybody knows if this is a rare (early) variation of the TV Spaceman or if you can identify the plastic face mask as coming from another robot?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360420060438

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Saw this auction ended yesterday and wonder if anybody knows if this is a rare (early) variation of the TV Spaceman or if you can identify the plastic face mask as coming from another robot?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360420060438

Hello, yep noticed that as well.

I first thought the robot was missing his ears but it looks they were never there.

Have not seen this mask before so I can not tell if its original or not.

looks org to me but I am sure the experts couls shine a light on this one ! :)

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I seem to recall I have seen this sort of thing before, but have always thought it was borrowed from something else, not sure though. :unsure:

Image from the listing before it vanishes from ebay.

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Looks fabricated to fit to me although the 2 vertical bars are curious.

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Hm. Interesting. Faceplate notwithstanding, it's definitely the earliest version of the Television Spaceman, with the metal battery box, legs, and antenna, and the smaller, rounder TV screen.

I suppose it's possible that the faceplate is legit, but it could so easily be a repair, too. No way to tell without seeing it up close. Unless another one comes along...

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Some one has cut a clear plastic box to fit,I have don it my self in the past. The very first robot I ever bought when I started collecting was a beat up TV robot, made my own clear top dome face part, it looked alot better than this cut down version of a off the self plastic box. You can buy repo clear domes but they are made of resin and are very fragile I have been told.

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YEP Sorry to let you know - ROBOCOPY - Obviously a faked facemask / dome ...

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Amazing to me that one of the most common robots around ,, all be it the first version which by the way is far more common than the plastic radar version is still making £227 without the box and even with a obviously dodgy face cover. :blink:

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Hey Dirk, I thought the Ferrero Rocher trick was my invention. It's a perfect fit, but the chocolates are awful.

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Mystery solved!

I feel a lot happier now knowing that I didn't miss out on something special! :P

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