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Fineas J. Whoopie

1958 - Door Robot by Alps

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dratomic

And what's that space tank thing in the bottom right corner?

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Joe K.

The ad copy says:

Armored Car. Guns revolve, are fired by 2 operators. Siren noise, headlight. Steers by remote control. Metal. Uses 2 batteries (not incl.). 8 in. long.

Sure looks like a "space tank" to me, too!

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Joe K.

Here's another "Door" robot sighting, this time from a 1960 Sears catalog. It illustrates that DR was still around two years later.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1960-SEARS-TOY-CATALOG...1QQcmdZViewItem

The dated catalog cover ("Order from this book until September 1, 1960"):

http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/a8/58/f8c6_12.JPG

And this page, specifically:

http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/a8/59/00e6_12.JPG

Note that the Armored Car from the 1958 catalog is still pictured, although now the description calls it a Futuristic Armored Car.

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Fineas J. Whoopie

Here's another "Door" robot sighting, this time from a 1960 Sears catalog. It illustrates that DR was still around two years later.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1960-SEARS-TOY-CATALOG...1QQcmdZViewItem

The dated catalog cover ("Order from this book until September 1, 1960"):

post-143-1183592097.jpg

And this page, specifically:

post-143-1183592259.jpg

Note that the Armored Car from the 1958 catalog is still pictured, although now the description calls it a Futuristic Armored Car.

And for those who are interested to know more about the Armored Tank, see this Alphadrome thread -

http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/index.ph...p;hl=space+tank

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