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#9 9tobor9

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:06 AM

wink.gif We're not super euro collectors; we're Hyper Collectors !!! & still; I do miss the DP, Jupiter, & euhh, the Sankei Television & certainly others, but Henk has them, so it's cool. No , wait, I guess we both miss the Jupiter !!! O golly o gosh !!!
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:50 AM

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Are they Devo ?

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#11 Pagnott

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:09 PM

This beautiful MIB Nomura Radar "Topiolino" Robot just sold on Yahoo Japan for $9000 USD. Certainly one that doesn't come up too often.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:11 PM

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#13 Joe K.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:20 PM

A re-working of the X-70 Tulip head robot, also by Nomura.
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.?
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#14 Fineas J. Whoopie

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:28 PM

Ever wonder how the Radar robot got the nickname Topolino? - I did, and found this in Alphadrome's own Robot Pages.

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
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#15 dratomic

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:09 PM

I've never liked this robot. I think the gells in the chest are interesting (they reveal space scenes when lit, or so I've been led to believe), and the colors are okay. But the head turns me off completely. I'd love to find one at a yard sale -- but only so I could sell it and get something I really like.

$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.)

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#16 larry seven

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:59 PM

smile.gif Oh I think that it is adorable! I'd like to have one. And it looks like that one was certainly a nice example of the robot and box. -Larry 7
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