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Joe K.

1980 - Flippers by Bandai

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As seen in this 1980 Bandai catalog:

1980 bandai cat date.JPG

1980 bandai cat cov.JPG1980 bandai cat int.jpg

1980 bandai cat int cu.jpg

From my own collection:

bandai flipper robots.JPG

The arms can be positioned either bent (which allows the robot to simply walk along while they

rotate), or straight (which allows the robot to flip over when the arms touch the ground). Hence the name: FLIPPERS. On the

bottom of the left leg is the Bandai logo; on the bottom of the right leg MADE IN SINGAPORE.

The Tomy Pocket 'bot is included for size comparison.

I came across Gernot's variation with white arms, red legs and a lighter shade of blue:

bandai flipper robot.jpg

I wonder if this is a Bandai toy or a knockoff? Gernot, might you know?

The recently ended catalog listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Bandai-elctronic-catalog-EX-CONDITION-/311811636604?hash=item48996bfd7c%3Ag%3AJSAAAOSwCU1Ys4SR&nma=true&si=WkS%2Bh%2FVZu5X0JhSL%2FD4TZG%2FFwOM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

 

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