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Is this piston pug robby 100%?

18 April 2014 - 12:17 AM

Just saw this pug robby on ebay # 231192162884. It has the side strips which point to an original period piece but the remote is wrong I think. The 2 main things I notice and given that its the small hours of the morning now were 'Made in Japan' underneath, Was this stamped in originally? I would have thought so but this looks like its been engraved on? Has anyone photos of an original? The other thing was I thought that for a robot of this age the underneath of the feet look very bright,clean and shiny? I am not sure about this one.


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Sparkling Mike numbering

17 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Sorry if this has been covered before but I have 3 Repro sparkling mike robots and I just noticed that 2 are numbered on the feet and one has no number. The one with no number was one of the first to come out bought from Jay at Robot Island. The other 2 I bought recently here in the uk though there is not really a way to tell their age apart from the numbering maybe?  The 2 with numbers are also different as regarding where they are stamped, one along the length of the foot and one across the heel. Sorry photos are not brilliant, the macro isn't good.


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07 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

Just saw this on ebay,item #360901897924. A bargain at $28,000?


I haven't had a good look at all the photos yet. Going to now.Sorry,can't add a link from this kindle.</p>
Just looked at the photos.Was one ever made with green legs? I am not sure. The body paint is very worn but the legs look like they hardly have a scratch on them. Volker,Gernot,anyone,your opinions?

Electric wooden built robot.33" tall.

22 March 2014 - 06:01 PM


Not to every ones taste but I got this tall robot made 20 years ago by a person doing a BEd  in 'Technology and Control'. Thats what it says on it anyway. There is lots of wiring inside it, it has 3 motors, runs off a 12 volt motorcycle battery. I have to do more tinkering with the wiring and power to get all 3 motors working at the same time. The head moves left to right with flashing eyes, the shoulder lights flash, rotating gears move the arms,it beeps and multi colour lights in the chest. One of the gears has broken, when I got to the place of purchase a young boy was moving the arms!  I paid too much for it really but its a one off and its grown on me, even more so since my daughter said it was creepy. I left the eyes lit up in the dark, just for her,such a considerate dad eh. Anyway, there it is, love it or hate it.


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Freddy the giant robot,6' 5",electric robot,1950's

01 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

Just saw this interesting giant robot on ebay,Item number 201042628125.I would love to own that, don't know where I would put it though!Sorry, the number is not linked,
I tried and got a box up to put info in that I could not get off the screen.