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Ranger

Member Since 20 Mar 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:15 AM

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In Topic: Poorly Robby, The Osaka Tin Age Electronic Version

15 October 2014 - 10:03 AM

Hi MRH,
No,not a good idea to leave them in.I still think it may just be stuck.I have had similar problems and generally it's been because the mechanism has jammed up.As you know,they dont like standing around and not being run. I am guilty of this! I would wait and see what other members have to say then before taking him apart.

In Topic: Poorly Robby, The Osaka Tin Age Electronic Version

15 October 2014 - 09:42 AM

Hi MRH
Suppose you have tried giving him a few gentle taps etc? It sometimes does the trick.Sounds like it's stuck or maybe as you say,a short somewhere.I would try more batteries and tapping etc. Polarity correct? I am sure I am not the only one to have put the batteries in the wrong way?!? Ha,maybe I am the only one! That's quite an expensive toy,I would tap and gently shake it before taking it apart.Sometimes they suddenly burst into life,hopefully it will!! I would think some members here will maybe have the exact answer for you soon enough.
My Alps T.V. Space man does this,I have had it from new too! I remember my dad sticking a small screwdriver inside of his body and giving a cog a nudge and away he goes.I still have to do that now but I am not taking him apart to find out why,he has never been apart since bought in around 1964!

In Topic: Caution - Smoking Spaceman Auction

12 October 2014 - 04:57 PM

The auction ended without a sale. The seller added to the listing that several people had told him it was a reproduction!

In Topic: 13 Robutts

12 October 2014 - 09:38 AM

And Robert the Robot?

In Topic: Caution - Smoking Spaceman Auction

08 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

Had the following reply..seems we won't be getting any more photos!


Hello, Thank you for having indicated me the error for forwarding charges,I rectified,concerns it it the robot I found it in a book published by a collector where it is indicated that it was made in Japan and the photo we do not see trade name Regards.


SMOKING ROBOT WITH BOX JAPAN 1950.