TOPOLINO ROBOT - NOMURA
Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:06 AM
Keeper of the Waterloo's Robot Mansion
Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:09 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:20 PM
A tidy sum of money for a 1970 robot.
Am I correct when I say that "Topolino" was not marketed here in the U.S.?
The Toy Robot Museum @ Stoudtburg Village
Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:28 PM
Several robots share the name 'Radar Robot' so it is usually taken to refer to the primitive TN Radar Robot. There's another Radar Robot that is a little known jewel, the so-called Topolino robot, also by Nomura. For many years this robot was not fully identified because no box was known. An Italian collector decided to refer to it as Topolino (the Italian name for Mickey Mouse) because of the its distinctive ears, prominent nose and beaming smile. The name has stuck
Cannon Beach, OR
Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:09 PM
$9K MIB is cheap, though (relatively speaking, of course). I remember people expressing great surprise when the one at the Barrett auction went for "only" $12K. (Or was it $10K? Regardless, you get my point.)
Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:59 PM
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