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Palaprin advertising robot/statue

28 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

Nothing too exciting but I just found this whilst sorting out some boxes. I have had it for a while but had forgotten about it. Apparently 'PALAPIN' is an anti inflammatory medicine. Has anyone one else other robots or things like this that promote a product? Straight away the ARM with CWS on it springs to mind for one. I have to say that this is quite nicely made.

 

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Repro piston pugs with no makers marks?

26 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Sorry if this has been covered before, I could not see that it has. I recently bought 3 repro pug robots, happy enough with them but I noticed the the gold and blue one have no makers mark unlike the silver which is stamped HH, They all come in Ha Ha marked boxes. The silver one I think is older,the mouth detail is much better whereas on the blue and gold its almost vanished which is a shame. I wonder if this is Ha Ha molds being used by another maker that are now worn out? I also notice the arms on the silver move left to right but on the blue and gold they move up and down? Also the gold one has narrower wheels.

 

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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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ORIGINAL RED AND GREEN STRENCO ROBOT NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 1955

07 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

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

 

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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?