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Photo Title of the Album: Flying Saucers (Click on any title for details and to view images)
ACTION SPACE SHIP SX-802 - WOOLBRO - HONG KONGACTION SPACE SHIP SX-802 - WOOLBRO - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic battery op flying saucer. Bump n go action, flashing lights, space sound. Orang plastic windows surround cetral peak with orange light at the top. Silver chrome door opens and disks shoot from it. 1980s
Keywords: XSAUCER
AIRPORT SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANAIRPORT SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated flying saucer with litho depicting world tourist attractions. Airport scene with plastic airplane under clear plastic dome. Borderline space
Keywords: XSAUCER
APOLLO SPACE PATROL - ALPS - JAPANAPOLLO SPACE PATROL - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: "With satellite ship". Plastic battery op saucer. Bump and go action with a ring of square orange and green flashing "neon" lights. The satellite ship is the separate winged structure on top of the structure. Marked X-7 on decals either side of the dome.
Keywords: XSAUCER
ASTRO 8 FLYING SAUCER - HAJI / MARUBISHI - JAPANASTRO 8 FLYING SAUCER - HAJI / MARUBISHI - JAPAN
Description: Red tin friction flying saucer. Astronaut under a shallow clear plastic dome. Single rear fin. A spinning disk produces sparks in a series of windows around the edge. The saucer and box have been seen with Haji and Marubishi logos. The concensus is that Haji were the manufacturers and Marubishi were the importer/distributor. 7.5" 19cm diameter. See also the Flying 8 Saucer. Two versions of the saucer are known: one has a blue vinyl pilot head on tin body and shoulders; the other has a red tin pilot head. A close look at the tin head indicates that there are slight color/litho variations to be found.
Keywords: XSAUCER
AUTO LUNAR XP-121 - ESTRELA - BRAZILAUTO LUNAR XP-121 - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with lighted white color dome. White plastic dish antenna. Pilot under clear plastic canopy at front. Lithographed guns at front. 1970s A reworking of the SPACE SAUCER MERCURY M-164 by Yonezawa.
Keywords: XSAUCER
AX1 SPACE SHIP - PIKO - EAST GERMANYAX1 SPACE SHIP - PIKO - EAST GERMANY
Description: Plastic battery op bump and go saucer. Blue plastic base with yellow superstructure. Small clear dome with pilot. Large rectangular rotating antenna. Piko (an abbreviation of Pioneer Construction) was a state-owned enterprise in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) East Germany.
Keywords: XSAUCER
BILLY'S FLYING SAUCER, Z-112 - MASUDAYA - JAPANBILLY'S FLYING  SAUCER, Z-112 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction saucer with astronaut astride. Circular ridged saucer with extension at the rear and two blue tin fins. Ribbed upper surfaces. The spark window has disappeared. Billy is a neat idea, an astronaut riding a saucer surfboard style. He dramatically alters the scale of the saucer, though the saucer retains the litho control detailing of other versions. Early style rear extension of the body. Z-101 style Billy also appeared on a rocket. I'm not aware that a Z-112 saucer without Billy on the back was released; he's usually missing.
Keywords: XSAUCER
CRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - BATTERY OPERATED SAUCER NGS - JAPANCRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - BATTERY OPERATED SAUCER  NGS - JAPAN
Description: Here are the two box versions of this flying saucer by a little known company, NGS. Red and silver tinplate battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with a siren noise and a white plastic dome illuminated with a pattern of stars. The saucer has an opening door that lifts to reveal a plastic astronaut. White and blue color variations of the plastic astronaut exist. The design is based on Nomura saucers. The angled wire antennas with plastic tips are the style used on Yoshiya saucers. The saucer pressing is similar to the T28 Gigantor Saucer. The two versions of this toy are: Battery Operated Space Ship Cragstan Flying Saucer Since the toy has the wording Space Ship it is likely that this is the earlier version. Date?
Keywords: XSAUCER
CRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - JET SMOKE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - JET SMOKE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: CRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - JET SMOKE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN Red tinplate flying saucer. The saucer has a central dome with a slightly oriental looking tin astronaut pilot. Behind the astronaut is a spark window crescent shaped section. At the back are two metal exhaust pipes. The saucer has a stop and go action with space noise and flashing lights. It then stops and smoke emerges from the rear jets. Twin angled antennas tipped with plastic. This is similar to FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT but lacking the spring antenna. KO Two box versions are known, one has the Jet Smoke wording and Cragstan logo, the other has this feature crossed out and does not have the Cragstan logo. The smoke version appears in the 1962 Cragstan Industries catalog.
Keywords: XSAUCER
CRAGSTAN MYSTERY ACTION SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN MYSTERY ACTION SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Floating styrofoam astronaut in cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest. This is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Floating card astronaut in a styrofoam cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest. This is very similar to the green Satellite X-107. This version has the wording SATELLITE on the front saucer and has litho windows with green backgrounds. The X-107 version has SATELLITE X-107 wording and windows with red backgrounds.
Keywords: XSAUCER
CRAGSTAN MYSTERY ACTION SATELLITE X-107 - BROWN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN MYSTERY ACTION SATELLITE X-107 - BROWN VERSION -  MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly red-brown lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Floating card astronaut in a styrofoam cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest. The box is the same blue style as one of the two versions used for the green X-107, though the saucer pictured has the correct brown-red color. Is there a Cragstan version of the brown X-107 saucer? Date?
Keywords: XSAUCER
CRAGSTAN SATELLITE OUTER SPACE SURVEY SHIP X-07 - MASUDAYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN SATELLITE OUTER SPACE SURVEY SHIP X-07 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Masudaya design. Teardrop shaped tin battery op saucer with non fall action and flashing lights. In this case the front of the spaceship is the pointed end, unlike the sister X-09 vehicle. This toy has a non-fall action: it senses the edge of a table and turns away. There is also a predominantly yellow version. The same toy was sold as the more common X-07 Space Surveillant with just a change to the wording SURVEY on the front.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER - JYESA - SPAINFLYING SAUCER - JYESA - SPAIN
Description: Plastic battery operated space ship. Gold top, blue plastic base. Central dome cockpit with pilot. Surrounded by a ring of 8 lights. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Marked JYE. Box?
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER - OMNIA - CZECHOSLOVAKIAFLYING SAUCER - OMNIA - CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Description: Marked Leatajuci Tanier UFO Saucer. Light blue tinplate flying saucer with a simple plastic pilot under a clear plastic central dome. Large rear fin with distinctive white plastic twin engine assembly attached to the top. Simple space graphics. Battery operated bump and go action. CSSR c1970
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIAFLYING SAUCER - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIA
Description: Yellow tin battery operated flying saucer has non-fall action, pins on bottom prevent it from falling off table. Runs along with lights shooting forward and backward through red lenses accompanied by a loud pling-pling sound. Indian copy of the Space Surveillant saucer by Masudaya. The lithography has a hand made quality more like screen printing. Date? Asia
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Grey textured plastic battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action. Lighted cockpit. Space Noise. White plastic with elaborate gold plastic trim and twin tail fins. Central pitted clear plastic dome with colored light effect. Box depicts blue version. No 37003
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Later plastic battery op saucer. Bump and go action. Green luster finish. Central pitted clear plastic dome with colored light effect. Bump and go action. Lighted cockpit, space noise. Code No 37701 1970s
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER 7 - MARUBISHI - JAPANFLYING SAUCER 7 - MARUBISHI - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate friction saucer with a large red single rear fin. Tin pilot under a shallow clear plastic dome. The saucer has copious litho details of fire and smoke coming out of the "exhaust pipes". Marked Flying 7 Saucer and MAR UBISHI (with space). With Space Noise. 7.5" 19cm diameter.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER 8 - HAJI - JAPANFLYING SAUCER 8 - HAJI - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction saucer with sparks. Two pilot heads under a shallow clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with sparks. Single tail fin. See also the Astro 8 saucer by Marubishi/Haji. 7.5" 19cm diameter. First sighted in 1967, though saucer was still on sale in the 1971 Haji catalog.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER BANK - IMAKITA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER BANK - IMAKITA - JAPAN
Description: Litho'd tin money bank. Rotating globe in the centre.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER KOSMICKE VOZIDLO - ITES - CZECHOSLOVAKIAFLYING SAUCER KOSMICKE VOZIDLO - ITES - CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Description: Flat oval orlozenge shaped space vehicle. Light wheel at front. Large antenna, flashing lights, sound. Bump and go action. Slight box variations: boxes marked IGLA (not IGRA) or KOH-I-NOOR. Shown in Ites catalog.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER WITH KEROYON - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER WITH KEROYON - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Purple/blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. Two metal antennas. Under the clear plastic central dome is Japanese frog character. This is a slight. variation of the Planet Y Space Station: the size of the pilot alters the scale of the whole piece. See also the Nyarome version.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER WITH NYAROME - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER WITH NYAROME - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. Under the clear plastic central dome is a pink vinyl Japanese cat character. This is the same body as used in the Nomura Space Commander station. It is effectively the Planet Y Space Station with an octagonal transparent plastic structure replacing the central portion: the size of the pilot alters the scale of the whole piece. See also the Keroyon version.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PATROL X-326 - MASUDAYAFLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PATROL X-326 - MASUDAYA
Description: Tin friction flying saucer with spinner prop disk. Circular ridged saucer with and two tin fins. Z-101 style. Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op saucer with bump and go action with space noise and flashing lights. The box art depicts a blue space background with a cratered moon at the bottom right. The distintive feature of this saucer is the large revolving spiral spring. Twin angled wire antennas tipped with plastic. Cragstan logo. Appeared in the 1960 Sears Christmas catalog: "Flying Saucer. With its antenna revolving, motors screeching, saucer runs forward until it hits obstacle - then reverses. Pilot moves. 7 1/2 inch diameter. Steel. From Japan. Shipping weight 1 lb. 8 oz. 49 N 4223 - Order 2 "D" batteries at left.......$2.79"
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT 3 - YOSHIYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT 3 - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: White and blue battery operated flying saucer with red trim. This is a saucer which combines the shape and actions of the Flying Saucer with Space Pilot (spinning spiral antenna) with the colors of the Sky Patrol saucer. The box remains the same of the former while the toy adopts the later color scheme. The wording SPACE PILOT 3 is rather simply printed on the front of the saucer and a USAF star on the back. Date c1965
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is a most unusual silver lithographed tinplate saucer wih red and white details. The little circular saucer has an open cockpit at the top occupied by a white vinyl astronaut head. He sits behind one of those old fashioned metal windscreens. There are quaint litho details of portholes and a door. At the back of the saucer are three metal fins: the two horizontal ones are spread out far wider than usual. Flying Saucer wording on the top and X-3 is marked on the tail. There is a large red plastic light on the front. Friction action with noise and spark. 6" 15cm diameter. This is Masudaya catalog number 3323. Date?
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER X-3000 - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER X-3000 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tinplate friction flying saucer saucer with two pilots. The saucer has a clear plastic central dome containing four unusual wheel structures. The silver grey saucer has red and yellow details. There is an old style extension of the saucer body at the back which serves as a control room complete with litho window detailing. There is a tail wheel below. Two red tail fins. Marked X-3000 - Flying Saucer on the top surface. Box? See also the Space Pilots version of this saucer.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER X-37 - BANDAI? - JAPANFLYING SAUCER X-37 - BANDAI? - JAPAN
Description: This is perhaps the most unusual of all flying saucers. The bird or plane shaped lithographed tinplate space toy consists of a central saucer shaped disk with a hole in the center. The hole contains a rotating fan. Built in to the disk are wings and a three-fin tail section. The saucer is a combination of green and yellow in a camouflage pattern. One wing carries a USAF logo and the other has the lettering X-37. "Flying Saucer" is printed around the central hole. Friction action with rotating fan. Box? Date?
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER X-7 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIAFLYING SAUCER X-7 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIA
Description: Lithographed tinplate battery operated flying saucer with astronaut pilot under a clear plastic dome . Bump and go action with flashing lights. Distinctive tall red vinyl pilot with tin arms. This is a copy of the Masudaya original. Box? Asia
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER XX7 - HONG KONGFLYING SAUCER XX7 - HONG KONG
Description: Yellow plastic battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action and flashing lights.The cockpit with red astronaut is built into the side of a central plastic cone. This cone is studded with red and green plastic ovals. Large blue rear plastic fin. Paper decals Flying Sauce XX7. (missing antenna)
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER Z-101 - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER Z-101 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Probably one of the earliest MT saucers. It certainly has the features that seem to develop in the later toys. It's an early friction saucer with sparking action. There's a hole in the top for the sparking mechanism. The Z-101 molds appear to have been used for French and English versions of the saucer and for Japanese versions such as the X-326 an Z-112. Circular ridged saucer with the early style rear extension of the body. This extension is a control room but its windows have been removed to show the spark action. Two rear tin fins. Two versions of this toy have been identified: light blue and dark blue. The upper and lower shells on the light blue version (lower right) are crimped together with a lipped edge around the circumference of the saucer. The top shell of the dark blue version overlaps the bottom shell and are held together with tabs. cddd$
Keywords: XSAUCER
FLYING SAUCER Z-106 - MASUDAYA - JAPANFLYING SAUCER Z-106 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction saucer with litho details of pilot and passenger. Two side fins and a raised front wheel. MT. Carries a Cragstan logo on the underside. The fins are positioned far closer to the edges than most other saucers. This saucer has the same pressing as the V100 Space Patrol with Suctorial Missile. This has been dated to 1954 when it was advertised in the Australian Courier Mail newspaper dated 8th December 1954.
Keywords: XSAUCER
Flying Space Saucer - AOSHIN - JAPANFlying Space Saucer - AOSHIN - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin battery operaterd flying saucer. Circa 1950's. Advances with mystery action and a blinking light on the robot gunner's head. Beautiful litho saucer with planets and rockets. Large spring loaded gun on top with independent firing buttons. Shoots two wooden missiles with soft rubber tips. ASC
Keywords: XSAUCER
FORBIDDEN PLANET SPACE SHIP - CHILDS AND SMITH - ENGLANDFORBIDDEN PLANET SPACE SHIP - CHILDS AND SMITH - ENGLAND
Description: Flying saucer toy. Only known licensed toy from the original film. Donut saucer orbits around a central column. Came with plastic casualty in stretcher. England. Made by Childs & Smith of Warwickshire. This little known Company trading under the "Nulli Secundus" logo produced a helicopter that flies around on a central pole. The flying saucer is a simple adapation of the helicopter. The flying saucer itself is an anodised gold doughnut with a propellor fitted inside. It sits on the end of a long tubular arm which in turn pivots on a central pole. The operating circle has a diameter of about eight feet and the height and direction of the torus can be fine tuned, allowing for delicate manoeuvres. The flying saucer comes complete with a little plastic figure on a stretcher. A hook can be added to the saucer, and the patient can be rescued.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FRICTION MOTOR SPACE SHIP WITH SPARK - S.S. AP FLYING SAUCER - JAPANFRICTION MOTOR SPACE SHIP WITH SPARK - S.S. AP FLYING SAUCER - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate friction flying saucer 12cm. The saucer has a gry top, red base and a blue band around the middle. The upper surface has litho rocket details. REhite vinyl pilot head under a clear plastic dome. The unusual feature of this saucer is the pair of green metal pistons that move up and down on either side. There is an old style rear extension of the saucer with a red plastic spark window. The initials NASA are printed on the rear. Versions with red and green pistons are shown. Friction action with moving pistons and sparks. Maker? SS AP SSAP See the MF-878 which also has pistons.
Keywords: XSAUCER
FRICTION SPACE BOAT MF 878 - CHINAFRICTION SPACE BOAT MF 878 - CHINA
Description: Chinese friction flying saucer with pilot under central dome. Two pistons, each under a clear plastic cover, one either side of the dome. There should be an antenna. Featured in Boogaerts book but rarely seen. Three tail fins. Similar to the S.S. AP FLYING SAUCER which also has pistons. MF-878 Boat is the translation of ship, as in space ship. MF878
Keywords: XSAUCER
FRIENDSHIP NO 7 SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANFRIENDSHIP NO 7 SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is a very odd space toy, something between a flying saucer and a spaceship. The light blue and red tin toy is hemispherical in design with a cockpit window fitted in to one side. A vinyl astronaut pilot sits inside. A wire is fixed to the top center with an orbiting cadet astronaut on the end. Non-fall action with flashing light and rotating astronaut. Masudaya were happy to recycle parts from their other non-fall spaceships to create this more childish saucer.
Keywords: XSAUCER
GE-279 ROCKET - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANYGE-279 ROCKET - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin friction rocket saucer. W Germany Original name. "Fliegende Untertasse" (german for : Flying Saucer) by Technofix company / Germany Catalog Number 279 listed in an original catalog in 1955 but is not listed in 1959. Slightly different litho designs shown.
Keywords: XSAUCER
JUPITER FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPANJUPITER FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed metallic blue tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an red plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Jupiter Space Patrol. Rotates with bump and go combined with a "floating" action: the whole ship tilts. Flashing lights. Unusually the saucer has no astronaut pilot. This is a reworking of the King Flying Saucer. 7.5" 19cm diameter In a Yoshiya catalog: #5112 - B/O King Flying Saucer #5113 - B/O Jupiter Flying Saucer This would suggest a date similar to the King Flying Saucer c1971
Keywords: XSAUCER
JUPITER JYRO - TOMYJUPITER JYRO - TOMY
Description: Gyroscopic plastic flying saucer with orange plastic dome. Sits on plastic tower.
Keywords: XSAUCER
KEROYON FLYING SAUCER - HAJI - JAPANKEROYON FLYING SAUCER - HAJI - JAPAN
Description: Red and white lithographed tin friction saucer with a laKeroyon rge vinyll Japanese frog character. Single rear fin with frog logo. Marked 4
Keywords: XSAUCER
KING FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPANKING FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an amber plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Space Patrol X-081. Rotates with bump and go combined with a "floating" action: the whole ship tilts. Flashing lights. Unusually the saucer has no astronaut pilot. The saucer is featured in 1971-72 Victory Merchandise toy catalog, the earliest sighting to date.
Keywords: XSAUCER
L-101 FLYING SAUCER - LTI? - INDIAL-101 FLYING SAUCER - LTI? - INDIA
Description: A variation of the Yoshiya tin X-15 flying saucer with friction crank action drive. Green tin pilot with L-101 on chest under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action. The saucer is marginally smaller than the X-15 and there are other minor differences. Copies seen have hand painted L-101 on the pilot. This version was issued in India. The lower photo shows a modern reproduction based on the L-101. The same pilot appears in the Indian LTI Sparking Tank, so this may be by the same maker. Asia
Keywords: XSAUCER
M-50 SPACE SHIP - MASUDAYA - JAPANM-50 SPACE SHIP - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Green litho tin and plastic battery op flying saucer with bump and go action. Spin Turn. Tin upper, plastic lower. Orange plastic robot pilot under a shallow central plastic dome. Red light on robot's head. A variation of the M-50 Space Lab saucer. The earliest sighting so far is in the "Japan 1981" Catalog.
Keywords: XSAUCER
M2 Flying Saucer - Nino Feliz? - ArgentinaM2 Flying Saucer - Nino Feliz? - Argentina
Description: Tin lithographed wind up flying saucer (nave esapcial) from Argentina. This little saucer is marked Industria Argentina. It's about 10cms in diameter and has alien graphics and an unusual pair of mushroom antennas. The top structure appears to turn independently. The maker may be Nino Feliz (Happy Child). M 2
Keywords: XSAUCER
MARTIAN FLYING SAUCER WITH SPARKS Z-01 AKA THE RED MAN FROM SPACE - NOMURA 1959 - JAPANMARTIAN FLYING SAUCER WITH SPARKS Z-01 AKA  THE RED MAN FROM SPACE - NOMURA 1959 - JAPAN
Description: Current first sighting is 1959 in a Butlers Department Store ad in the May 24 copy of the Van Nuys News. Materials: Lithographed Tin with plastic dome and spark windows. Action: Friction flywheel with sparks. TN The Martian Flying Saucer is most notable for its distinctive illustrated box and spinning astronaut pilot. The full bodied astronaut is unique as most flying saucer pilots are merely heads or half torsos protruding above the control panel. During operation this guy really takes a ride - spinning in place atop his pinwheel disk as the saucer travels across the table - he must be a Martian because any mere human would be seriously ill after such a ride! Also known as The Red Man From Space because inexplicably that is what is lithoed on the bottom of the saucer. As with other Nomura friction saucers the dome is fragile and cracks easily. Since this saucer shares the same basic body pressing as the Nomura X-505 (although the Martian saucer has two extra worm shaped spark windows) my feeling is that it is a contemporary to the X-505 which has been dated to 1962. Another hard to find saucer with a wonderfully quirky and even tougher to find box.
Keywords: XSAUCER
Mechanical Spacecraft Jupiter - Ohta - JAPANMechanical Spacecraft Jupiter - Ohta - JAPAN
Description: Tin with plastic dome and spark window. Action: Sparkling, direction changing wind up. The recognizable logo on the Jupiter flying saucer is a white K inside a black medallion but the name of the manufacturer is Ohta. Not a rare saucer by any standards but a great collectible none the less. From the checkerboard motif around the cockpit and on the pilots helmet which lends a nice mid sixties "Speed Racer" feel to the toy, to the simple yet ingenious method of changing the direction during operation, not to mention the excellent box art, the Jupiter has a lot going for it. One of the most simple yet effective mechanical gimmicks is the over sized wind key. While racing across the table, as the key unwinds and gets to the vertical position it lifts one wheel off of the table momentarily, this allows the opposite wheel left in contact with the table to pivot the saucer around the key until it passes though the vertical position and lets the saucer down again - thus completing a perfect U turn. With a good winding the Jupiter can do several laps back and forth before dying down. Somewhat like a slot car without the track. The frequency of mint in box examples appearing for sale leads me to believe there may have been a warehouse find at some point. The common version is the blue and silver Jupiter, but there is also a white and red variation which is harder to find. While very similar, the litho design does vary in many small details between the two saucers plus one major way - the red and white version reads "Jupitep" instead of Jupiter. Another difference is that the red and white version has plastic drive wheels while the silver and blue has metal wheels. (Fineas J Whoopie)
Keywords: XSAUCER
METEOR COSMIC FLYING SAUCER - PALART - POLANDMETEOR COSMIC FLYING SAUCER - PALART - POLAND
Description: KOSMICZNY METEOR SAUCER Predominantly plastic battery operated flying saucer with robot driver space toy. Bump and go action with flashing lights. "Meteor" wording embossed on the top. Spring antenna. Made by Palart, Warsaw, Poland. When is turned on, the flying saucer starts exploring the space, turns in circle, lights up in red and green and makes a noise. It has an on/off button on down side and works with a 2x 4.5V batteries. Also available in red plastic with a white lower, the astronaut is blue. The red version has plastic side antennas, the green version has wire antennas.
Keywords: XSAUCER
MK 250 FLYING SAUCER - MARCHESINI - ITALYMK 250 FLYING SAUCER - MARCHESINI - ITALY
Description: Tin and plastic friction flying saucer with green vinyl pilot head under a clear dome.
Keywords: XSAUCER
MOON PATROL 11 FYLING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANMOON PATROL 11 FYLING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op saucer with large rear propellor inside a red housing. Blue saucer with vinyl pilot head under a circular clear plastic dome that stretches backward. Plastic missiles on either side of the dome. US flag on front. Same pressing as the Space Patrol 2019. 8" 20cm diameter
Keywords: XSAUCER
MOON RANGER MERCURY MARK IV - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGMOON RANGER MERCURY MARK IV - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op saucer. Mystery dome. Pilots can be seen under each of the domes around the central dome. Color variations shown: blue & yellow, yellow & red red &blue. There are several variations of this basic design. Most have the milky white dome but one version has a deep orange dome. (bottom left) Tai Hing Metal & Plasticware Fty. Ltd. Late '70s/early '80s.
Keywords: XSAUCER
MYSTERIOUS UFO FLYING SAUCER - AL-ES - TAIWANMYSTERIOUS UFO FLYING SAUCER - AL-ES - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery operated flying saucer with Japanese style superhero head, two folding wings and plastic tail fin. Tinplate upper and plastic bottom half. Bump and go action with flashing lights and clicking noise.
Keywords: XSAUCER
N-78 SPACE COPTER - NOMURA - JAPANN-78 SPACE COPTER - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Later tin and plastic friction saucer with spark. Launches a detachable plastic prop spinner. 1970s.
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NAVE ESPACIAL X-17 - ESTRELA - BRAZILNAVE ESPACIAL X-17 - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Tin battery op flying saucer. Bright lithography, ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. X17
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NAVE ESPACIAL X-3 - ESTRELA - BRAZILNAVE ESPACIAL X-3 - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. The saucer has a light blue base and a brightly decorated top. There is a ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. X3
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NEW FLYING SAUCER - GREECENEW FLYING SAUCER - GREECE
Description: Plastic battery op saucer with crude pilots. Bump and go action. Greek. The box is the same (I believe) as the Hong Kong version of this saucer.
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NEW FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANNEW FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: A development of the earlier Flying Saucer with Space Pilot. This red tinplate battery operated flying saucer has a tin astronaut under a central plastic dome. There is a crescent shaped red spark grill behind the dome. The saucer has a bump and go action with space noise and flashing red and blue lights. The astronaut's hand moves. The saucer has a distinctive large rear fin with a NASA logo. There are small metal antennas on either side of the dome and a small plastic rotating propellor style antenna at the front. A row of holes and a pattern of hatched litho lines around the base of the dome add to the distinctive appearance of this saucer. KO. The New Flying Saucer by Yoshiya appears briefly in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, a low budget kid-fi movie released in 1964.
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NEW FLYING SAUCER WITH TWO SPACE PILOTS - ROSENTHAL JR 21 TOYS / BROHM - HONG KONGNEW FLYING SAUCER WITH TWO SPACE PILOTS - ROSENTHAL JR 21 TOYS / BROHM - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated flying saucer. Yellow plastic base with a red upper, central clear plastic dome containing a control center with two simple chrome silver plastic pilots, dish antenna and lights. Slight variations of component color exist. Two box versions shown, one with a planet in the lower corner. The German market version of the saucer, the NASA Weltraum-Erkunder was released by Brohm. Battery operated bump and go action with flashing lights.
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NEW SPACE STATION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE STATION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op space station, donut torus. It first appears in Penneys 1969 Christmas Catalog
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NON FALL SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE X-16 - MASUDAYA FOR AMICO - JAPANNON FALL SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE  X-16 - MASUDAYA FOR AMICO - JAPAN
Description: One of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. Metallic blue-green tin lithographed battery op saucer with non-fall action. Circular flat colored lights are spaced around the dome. Floating styrofoam ball and flashing lights. See also the X-17 which is a bump and go variation of this saucer in essentially the same box. The wide cup is an addition that must have helped to improved the performance of the ball blowing. Cams underneath the toy detect the edges of surfaces and prevent it from going over the edge.
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NON STOP SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPANNON STOP SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is one of the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Metallic blue tin lithographed battery operated saucer saucer with bump and go action and flashing lights. Flat circular colored lights are mounted around the middle of dome. Floating styrofoam ball. The litho detailing includes a picture of Robby the Robot, though this is not shown on the box art. The earliest sighting is 1960.
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NON STOP SPACE PATROL X-17 - MASUDAYA - JAPANNON STOP SPACE PATROL X-17 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: "With Floating Satellte". A metallic green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action. It is one of the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Flat circular colored lights are mounted around the middle of dome. Floating styrofoam ball and flashing lights. See also the X-16 which is a non-fall variation of this saucer in essentially the same box.
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NYAROME SPACE STATION - Nomura - JAPANNYAROME SPACE STATION - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Battery operated spacetoy, 1960`s. Nyarome is a Japanese manga character, a funny cat created by Fujio Akatsuka who was a pioneer in japanese manga. Bump and go action and in the midsection of the spacestation, a film is shown of Nyarome. TV screen.
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ORION VIII RUUMSCHIFF - ARNOLD - WEST GERMANYORION VIII RUUMSCHIFF - ARNOLD - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin flying saucer, actually flies. This thin gauge tin saucer has an orange plastic center and the wording Orion VIII 5555 printed around the edge. A long wire attaches a three arm propeller to a hand held crank.
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OVNI - JEFE - SPAINOVNI - JEFE - SPAIN
Description: Plastic battery op remote control flying saucer. White plastic saucer with central orange plastic dome. Remote control allows steering. Fires a missiles from torpedo tubes. Spain Articulo No 800 Date?
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PATRULHA DO ESPACO FLYING SAUCER (SPACE PATROL) - METALMA - BRAZILPATRULHA DO ESPACO FLYING SAUCER (SPACE PATROL) - METALMA - BRAZIL
Description: Blue and red tin battery op flying saucer. Bright geometric lithography. This saucer does not have the ring of lights around the rim, though the lithography includes appropriate circles; this made for a cheaper toy. Light show under a white plastic color dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights.
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PLANET EXPLORER X-80 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIA PLANET EXPLORER X-80 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIA
Description: This is a copy of the Masudaya X-80 original. Silver and blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Blue triangular shapes surround the central white plastic dome. Large litho detailing of astronauts space walking on the top. Bump and go mystery action with noise and lighted color dome. Marked X-80 Planet Explorer. The box is predominantly blue rather than the green of the original, and there are a few details that differ. Date? Asia
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PLANET Y SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPANPLANET Y  SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Gold/brown colored lithographed tinplate and battery operated flying saucer. This 9" diameter spaceship has a unique design that tries to capture the scale of a space station. A central cylindrical body is surrounded by a donut shaped ring. A small plastic astronaut sits under a clear plastic dome surrounded by a circle of red lights. The station has a bump and go action, the cockpit spins round and the lights flash. The toy appears in the 1968 Nomura catalog; the picture shows different color lights. The disparity between the box art and the toy is enormous. The artwork depicts a beautiful slender, and impractical spinning wheel space station while the actual saucer perhaps fails to deliver the promise. There are two litho versions of the original brown saucer: one with a blue themed central body including a long blue rectangular winow, and a red themed version. The design forms the basis of a number of novelty Japanese character saucers but this is the original release.
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ROTO-BOLIDE INTERPLANETAIRE - MAKER? - FRANCEROTO-BOLIDE INTERPLANETAIRE - MAKER? - FRANCE
Description: This is a substantial box containing a board game. It consists of a plastic flying saucer orbiting a model of the Eiffel Tower mounted on a cardboard litho hemisphere of the world. Game mat depicts various countries. Fly Around the World. France 1950s. There is a second version of this game with a rocket and Sputnik rather than a flying saucer.
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SATELLITE FLEET - TPS - JAPANSATELLITE FLEET - TPS - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin chain of four flying saucers. The first saucer pulls the train of three smaller saucers. It is in a tradition of similar toys such as the duck pulling ducklings. There are two versions versions of this toy. The earlier version is a wind up toy with a yellow color, it is marked with an X and has a rotating antenna. The later version is a friction toy in silver and red and is marked with a star and SS12. It does not have an antenna. The boxes for both versions are basically the same but have Mechanical or Friction wording. A Cragstan logo box is also known. The toy has been reproduced with the unfortunate typo "UFO Stace Shit". It is red with UFO printed on the smaller satellites.
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SATELLITE X-107 GREEN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANSATELLITE X-107 GREEN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Floating card astronaut in a styroform cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest. This is very similar to the green Cragstan Mystery Action Satellite. This version has the wording SATELLITE X-107 on the front saucer and has litho windows with red backgrounds. The Cragstan version has just SATELLITE wording and windows with green backgrounds.
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SATELLITE X-11 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANSATELLITE X-11 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Silver, blue and red lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer based on Masudaya's large bowl shaped design. In this instance half of the bowl has been removed to create a cockpit with a clear plastic cover. Two astronauts sit inside the detailed cockpit while behind them a floating astronaut appears on the black screen behind them. Mystery bump and go action, flashing lights and sound. Date
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SD-7 FLYING SAUCER - JAPANSD-7 FLYING SAUCER - JAPAN
Description: A very small silver lithographed flying saucer with red and blue detailing. Japan. One of many such small pieces which may have been accessories for larger toys.
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SELENIUM - MAKER? - SPAINSELENIUM - MAKER? - SPAIN
Description: Plastic battery op bump and go flying saucer with styrene ball blowing action. White plastic with red plastic dome and circular windows. Flashing lights. Box depicts a different shape saucer in red plastic. Nave exploradora del espacio. Spain Possibly Jefe 1980s
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SKY PATROL FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPANSKY PATROL FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: White, blue and red tinplate battery operated flying saucer. This is the familiar Yoshiya flying saucer pressing in an unusual white based clolor scheme with a blue base and a red trim. A crescent shaped spark window is positioned at the back of the dome. Two angled antennas tipped with plastic. The Asiatic rounded tin astronaut pilot sits under a clear plastic dome. The other unique feature of this saucer is the multicolored set of nine plastic gears set into a clear plastic assembly. This is described as the "Transparent Machine". Bump and go action with noise and flashing light. First sighting currently Polsky's catalog for 1966, with an unconfirmed catalog listing in 1965.
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SOUCOUPE A REACTION TERRE MARS W-902 - SFA PARIS - FRANCESOUCOUPE A REACTION TERRE MARS W-902 - SFA PARIS - FRANCE
Description: Timeline: First sighted in the 1954 French trade magazine Ge-Ce.. Lithographed Tin. Marked "SFA France" Soucoupe a Reaction, Paris France. Circular ridged flying saucer with the early style rear extension of the body that serves as a control room with litho window detailing. Two rear tin fins. French flying saucer. This is a copy of the Z-101 by MT. In the 1950s France imposed restrictions on the import of foreign toys, allowing the home producers the opportunity to avoid competition. They obviously decided to use the existing Japanese design. This saucer comes in a version with spoked wheel litho detailing. A possible manufacturer is Joustra. Slightly larger than the MT Z-101, the Terra Mars is often assumed to be a friction saucer but is a push along toy with no inner mechanism. The Terre Mars has simple thin yellow fins each with 2 tabs. Probably also found on another toy because of the hole in the left fin which has no function, the tab holes are there in the saucer for attaching the thicker fins which have 6 tabs. Slight litho variations are known: look at the detailing on the fins of the two versions shown here
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SPACE BOAT ME-780 NEF COSMIQUE - CHINASPACE BOAT ME-780 NEF COSMIQUE - CHINA
Description: Tin battery operated saucer. Brightly colored lithographed flying saucer, deep sided with plastic pilot under a clear central dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights in the saucer side wall. Chinese. ME 780
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SPACE COMMANDER SHIP X-15 - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDER SHIP X-15 - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Green tin friction flying saucer. Crank operated saucer advances with mystery action and spark. X15 KO Green tin pilot under a clear plastic dome. This saucer has a single lfin though the box art shows a saucer with two fins. It first appeared in the Yoshiya catalog for 1965 where it was described as a "Power friction flying saucer with sparks" 14cm. There are two known versions: green/red and red/white. There are two box versions (shown). The more common box is the one depicting the green saucer on a space background, though this box was used for both versions of the saucer. The red version box carries a Cragstan logo. The same basic pressing was used for th Z-26 saucer.
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SPACE COMMANDER SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDER SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. A red plastic dome is mounted on the top. This is effectively the Planet Y Space Station with an octagonal transparent plastic structure and red dome replacing the central portion. The box is is a very striking variation of the Planet Y artwork. The a similar beautiful space station seen from the cockpit of an approaching spaceship. This design was alos used for the Nyarome flying saucer. Planet Y dates to 1968.
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SPACE EXPLORER FLYING SAUCER - ICHIKO - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER FLYING SAUCER - ICHIKO - JAPAN
Description: This is a distinctive blue tinplate flying saucer. The saucer has a lithographed pattern of blue rectangles. In the center is a clear plastic dome containing a blue vinyl astronaut pilot. He sits at a control panel with four colored lights around him. Four rectangular colored plastic panels surround the dome. At the back of the saucer is a metal extension with plastic rocket motors and a lighted control panel with a space scene. Two small white plastic antennas on the side. Marked SPACE EXPLORER and MOON-1. Bump and go action. The saucer rises on three plastic legs and rotates as lights flash. This saucer appears in a 1971 Ichiko Catalog. Ichiko produced two litho variations of this saucer: the light blue/dark blue combination (top) and a light blue/grey version (bottom). Versions of the saucer have a Yonezawa logo on the base.
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SPACE EXPLORER SHIP X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER SHIP X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A large lithographed tinplate and plastic flying saucer, 10 inch diameter, 2 inches wider than the usual Masudaya design. Battery operated bump and go action with flashing lights. Two astronauts under a clear plastic central dome. Ring of colored lights. The more usual blue lithovatiation shown here does not have the yellow band shown on the box art. Date?. Below is the rarer yellow litho variation shoown on the box art.
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SPACE EXPLORER SHIP X-5 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER SHIP X-5 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Japanese box version. Tin and plastic battery op flying saucer. Bump and go action. Flashing lights. Pilot and antenna under clear dome.
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Space Explorer Ship X-8 - Masudaya - JAPANSpace Explorer Ship X-8 - Masudaya - JAPAN
Description: A lager 10 inch flying saucer. X-8 tin battery op saucer MT. Bump and go action with flashing lights. The X-8 Space Explorer Ship was sighted in a 1968 Masudaya Catalog (as seen in the Broutin catalog re-print book) where a vinyl headed pilot is shown and the toy is indicated to be "new" to that year's catalog. The box has X-8 but the saucer has X8 (no hyphen) Masudaya Catalog #3678
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SPACE EXPLORER X-705 - TPS - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER X-705 - TPS - JAPAN
Description: A blue tinplate lithographed friction powered space vehicle that is borderline saucer. The shape is most unusual: the vehicle is a flattened oval with a lithographed dome depicting two pilots. Two large wheels are set into the side and two small fins are set on the back. There are two slight wheel litho variations. A tinplate orbiting space cadet astronaut is attached by a metal wire to the center. Toplay Friction Powered Space Explorer with Flying Space Man.
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SPACE GIANT FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE GIANT FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Large tin battery op three fin saucer. Super Sonic. Wording variation in Masudaya 1963 catalog. Non Stop action. The same pressing as the SPACE SHIP 1 - MASUDAYA
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SPACE LAB M-50 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE LAB M-50 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op single channel radio controlled flying saucer. Japan 1980s. Red and white tin upper, blue plastic base. A shallow central plastic dome houses a small plastic pilot is a control room, giving the impression of a large saucer. There is a long radio antenna attached. The box and instructions are in Japanese. see also the M-50 Space Ship which uses the same pressing.
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SPACE PATROL 2019 SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE PATROL 2019 SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Toy is tin litho/hard plastic with 8" diameter and height of 6". 1960s by Yonezawa, Japan. Saucer is detailed and marked "Space Patrol 2019." A pair of plastic missiles are attached either side of the dome and under plastic canopy is spaceman with vinyl head. Works with bump and go action, blinking light, rotating rear prop and "space noise." Rear propellor inside a red or yellow fan cowling version. See also the Moon Patrol 11. This version appears in a 1969 in a Lewis Galoob Toy Catalog
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SPACE PATROL FLYING SAUCER X-15 - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE PATROL FLYING SAUCER X-15 - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin lithographed battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action, noise and flashing lights. A tin astronaut, the rounded style with the Asiatic face, sits under central clear plastic dome. There is a ring of six arc shaped colored plastic windows around the saucer through which a rotating flashing light can be seen. The lithography consists of a dense pattern of stars on a blue background. This is an unusual variation of the Yoshiya battery operated flying saucer pressing. Date?
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SPACE PATROL MERCURY REDSTONE - RICO - SPAINSPACE PATROL MERCURY REDSTONE - RICO - SPAIN
Description: The plastic flying saucer has a bright metallic finish. The battery operated flying saucer has a red astronaut under central clear plastic dome. A ring of flashing colored lights surrounds the dome in the Masudaya style. . Bump and go action. Plain red box with Rico name. Silver and blue versions shown. 20cm x 12cm Redstone was the rocket that carried Alan Shepard's Mercury 3 capsule into space in 1961. Sold in a plain red box with Rico name.
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SPACE PATROL SAUCER No 9 - TT - JAPANSPACE PATROL SAUCER No 9 - TT - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up saucer. Same pressing as the legged version but with bump and go action. Takatoku.
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SPACE PATROL SAUCER Versions - TT - JAPANSPACE PATROL SAUCER Versions - TT - JAPAN
Description: Name: Space Patrol, Space Patrol 9, Mechanical Wind Up Space Cruiser Maker: T.T (Takatoku Gangu Co., Ltd) Timeline: No solid dates yet Materials: Lithographed tin with plastic dome Actions: Wind up bump 'n go and wind up walking action One of the most popular names for space toys is Space Patrol - nearly every Japanese toy manufacturer made some sort of Space Patrol or Space Explorer back in the 50's and 60's. In fact the only flying saucers ever made by T.T. of Japan were called Walking Wind Up Space Patrol and Wind Up Space Patrol 9. They also did a color variation of the Space Patrol 9 for the toy importer F.E White from New York called Mechanical Wind Up Space Cruiser. They all have their own box design and vary slightly from each other. The Walking Space Patrol has a very simple yet clever mechanism that allows it to walk on four legs. It really must be seen to be fully understood but a simple crank shaft protruding from the bottom drives an s shaped linkage transferring an elliptical rotation to the legs which creates a walking action. Great play value. The walking Space Patrol comes in all red with white, silver and black details including the great floating astronaut litho that all three variations share. The Wind Up Space Patrol 9 is the exact same pressing, litho and color scheme as the Walking Space Patrol but with a bump 'n go action (listed as mystery action on the box). The Space Patrol 9 box is the best of the three with a couple of nice planetscapes and faithful renditions of the actual astronaut pilot found at the helm of the toy. The Bump 'n go mechanism on this toy is extremely efficient so just a few winds of the key sends the saucer running around the table top for such a long time that it seems more like a battery op than a wind up. The third variation is the Mechanical Wind Up Space Cruiser, basically a name change and color variation done for the New York importers F.E White. This toy is the same pressing and litho detail as the other two and the same bump 'n go action as the Space Patrol 9 but the predominant color has been changed to silver for the top half of the toy. This was a common practice back in those days, manufacturers would slightly alter the design of a toy they were already producing to accommodate an importer who wanted a toy they could market as their "exclusive". The managers at T.T had the foresight to depict both the all red and the red/silver variations on the Space cruiser cellophane window style box so that either color scheme could be sold in that box. Not to confuse matters further, but I think it is entirely possible that both variations of the bump 'n go saucer (the all red and the red/silver) were sold in the Space Patrol 9 box as well as the Space Cruiser box. (Fineas J. Whoopie)
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SPACE PATROL WITH SUCTORIAL MISSILE V100 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE PATROL WITH SUCTORIAL MISSILE V100 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction flying saucer with missile firing gun. Two side fins and a raised front wheel. Litho pilot details. The oddly named "Suctorial" refers to the suction missile that is fired from the large gun at the front. Clips on either side allow for the storage of the wooden darts. The toy comes with an inner box that depicts a space scene featuring the V100 saucer and is designed to be the target. There are two known variations: silver and silver-blue. V-100 The saucer has the same body pressing as the Z-106.
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SPACE PATROL X-27 - SHUDO - JAPANSPACE PATROL X-27 - SHUDO - JAPAN
Description: This is a small red and light blue lithographed tinplate flying saucer. A blue tinted plastic dome with astronaut pilot below blends in with the overall shape of the saucer. Marked X-27 Space Patrol. Window box. Wind up with turning action. Date? 5.5" 14cm diameter.
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SPACE PATROL-7 SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE PATROL-7 SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate friction flying saucer. Bump and go action. 5 inch diameter. The saucer has a large central clear plastic dome with a relatively large tin astronaut pilot. There is a small spark window behind the astronaut. Single tin fin the the back with a US flag on it. A pattern of squares and lines borders the dome. Marked Space Patrol 7. Friction bump and go action with spark. Box marked "Space Patrol-7 with Sparking Engine" The saucer features in the Yoshiya catalog for 1965, the earliest sighting to date.
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SPACE PILOTS - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE PILOTS - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tinplate friction flying saucer saucer with two pilots. The saucer has a plastic dome with the two tin astronaut heads sitting at two large black guns. The silver grey saucer has red and blue details. There is an old style extension of the saucer body at the rear with a tail wheel. Two tail fins carry the wording "Space Pilots" This version is incomplete but the box art indicates the details that are missing. Date? c1950s Better photo? Friction action. Z-101 shape. This appears to be a variation of the X-3000, though the relatively large size of the astronauts alters the scale of the saucer.
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Space Ranger 7 - Chan-Lie - TaiwanSpace Ranger 7 - Chan-Lie - Taiwan
Description: Tin top Saucer with plastic lower section rolls with bump and go action, lights flashing in alternating pattern, along with a pling pling sound as it goes. Space-Ranger 7
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SPACE RANGER FLYING SAUCER - GLASSLITE - BRAZILSPACE RANGER FLYING SAUCER - GLASSLITE - BRAZIL
Description: White tin battery op flying saucer. Ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Yellow plastic antenna under the dome. United States wording. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Very similar to the Taiwan Space Ranger 7.
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SPACE ROBOT X-103 - ATC - JAPANSPACE ROBOT X-103 - ATC - JAPAN
Description: A small tin friction flying saucer. Central robot pilot with large gun. The robot driver is the same as the driver of the Mercedes for Asahi (ATC). There is no maker's mark on the saucer, just "Made in Japan". The action is unique among saucers: it rolls forward as the outer edge of saucer spins.
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SPACE SAUCER - MAKER? - HONG KONGSPACE SAUCER - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated flying saucer with a pilot under clear central plastic dome. Bump and go action. Rotating dish antenna. Two rear fins. Usually seen with one more flag decals, Union Jack, Stars and Stripes. The box art is reminscent of other Rosenthal Hong Kong saucers. 1960s
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SPACE SAUCER MERCURY M-164 - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE SAUCER MERCURY M-164 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with lighted white color dome. White plastic dish antenna. Pilot under clear blue plastic canopy at front. Lithographed guns at front. 1970s see also the Auto Lunar Brazilian version of this saucer by Estrela. Item No 750. 8" 20cm diameter
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SPACE SHIP - KOREA?SPACE SHIP - KOREA?
Description: Tin battery operated flying saucer. Lilac blue with eccentric comic graphics. Pink child under a clear central dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Bump and go action. Korea? Date? Name? Box?
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SPACE SHIP 1 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SHIP 1 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Large tin battery op saucer based on non-fall rocket body. See Space Giant. Bump and go action, flashing lights. Super sonic
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SPACE SHIP DB-2 - Maker? - HONG KONGSPACE SHIP DB-2 - Maker? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op saucer. Bump and go action. Hong Kong
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SPACE SHIP POP POP FLYING SAUCER BOAT - KT - JAPANSPACE SHIP POP POP FLYING SAUCER BOAT - KT - JAPAN
Description: Tin lithographed space ship designed to float on water. The saucer is candle powered using the old pop pop boat technique of heating a metal tube. Water is expelled from the tube by the heat of the candle, it then cools and the water is drawn back in. The cycle repeats with a distinctive popping noise. Made by KT which is probably Komatsudo Toy. Sold in a bag with a header card. Date?
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SPACE SHIP X-5, JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SHIP X-5, JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Japanese box.
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SPACE SHIP X-52 - ANANIADIS - GREECESPACE SHIP X-52 - ANANIADIS - GREECE
Description: Tin and plastic battery op flying saucer. Bump and go action with flashing colored lights inside the clear plastic central dome. There are at least two versions, one with two astronauts, the other with three. The litho varies as well. Two pilots. Variation of a Masudaya design. Greek. Ananias Ananiades AA
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SPACE SHIP X-7 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SHIP X-7 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op saucer. Bump and go action with flashing lights. English box version.
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Space Ship X-8 - Masudaya - JAPANSpace Ship X-8 - Masudaya - JAPAN
Description: X8 MT plastic battery op saucer. Bump and go action with flashing lights.
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SPACE SHIP X711 - SOMA - HONG KONGSPACE SHIP X711 - SOMA - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic battery op space station. Moving astronaut under blue plastic dome. A reworking of the Rosenthal Thunderbird 5 Space Station. Bump and go action, flashing lights. Appears in Aldens Christmas Catalog for1978
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SPACE SQUAD X-7 - GLASSLITE - BRAZILSPACE SQUAD X-7 - GLASSLITE - BRAZIL
Description: Tin and plastic battery op saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Identical to the Masudaya original except for the pace Squad wording. X7 Nave Espacial
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SPACE STATION X-2 - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE STATION X-2 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Yonezawa did not make many flying saucers and this is one of their few examples, a battery operated tin and plastic saucer with a central white plastic color dome. Around the edges are four clear plastic windows revealing plastic spacemen and engines. Bump and go action with flashing lights and noise. 8" 16cm diameter. Marked 3507. Yonezawa were never much good at creating flying saucers and it has to be said that this is a pale imitation of the Horikawa classic.
Keywords: wcentral white plastic color dome. A XSAUCER
SPACE STATION X2 - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE STATION X2 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Battery op tin and plastic station with bump and go action. Colored dome.
Keywords: XSAUCER
SPACE STATION, BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE STATION, BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op space station. Advances with bump and go mystery action as lights blink, gears move, radar dish turns and a space sound is emitted. Each of the compartments is a detailed room. Red and grey plastic antennas have been seen. Earliest sighting 1965 Pathe film. The later New Space Station dates to 1969.
Keywords: XSAUCER
SPACE STATION, RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE STATION, RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1969. Advances with mystery action as lights blink, gears move, dish turns and a space sound is emitted. Also in blue.
Keywords: XSAUCER
SPACE SURVEY X-09 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SURVEY X-09 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic red and blue pear shaped tin battery operated saucer with bump and go (non-stop) action and flashing side lights. Pilot under a clear plastic dome. Marked SPACE SURVEY X-09. Blue version. See also X-07 Red version.
Keywords: XSAUCER
SPACE SURVEY X-09 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SURVEY X-09 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue pear shaped tin battery operated saucer with bump and go (non-stop) action and flashing side lights. Pilot under a clear plastic dome. Marked SPACE SURVEY X-09. Blue version. See also X-07 A version exists with the typo "SPACE SERVEY".
Keywords: XSAUCER
SPACE SURVEYOR X-12 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE SURVEYOR X-12 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: This is a large blue lithographed tinplate battery operated flying saucer. It is the rarest of the Masudaya lage bowl shaped flying saucers. A red light is mounted at the back. This saucer has huge windows cut into the dome. Inside is a revolving inner dome with a sequence of space scenes. These, it is claimed, show weightlessness. Marked X-12 Satellite , but the box has Space Surveyor X-12.. Tin battery op. Bump and go action, flashing light, revolving litho scene behind clear windows. Date? The Masudaya catalog number is 3862.
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SPACECRAFT RANGER - ALPS - JAPANSPACECRAFT RANGER - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op saucer on track. Red and white saucer has plastic astronaut under a clear plastic dome. Red plastic rockets fitted on either side. Saucer travels around a blue plastic track. Featured in the 1969 M.W. Kasch Distributor Catalog
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SPECTREMAN X-15 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPECTREMAN X-15 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A white lithographed tinplate flying saucer based on the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Size? Same design pressing as the X-11 saucer, with half of the dome removed to create a cockpit. The cockpit contains a large red and gold vinyl figure of the Japanese superhero Spectreman inside an open cockpit. The saucer has impressive litho of Spectreman fighting a dinosaur. Friction action. Japanese box. The size of the figure dramatically alters the scale of the saucer.
Keywords: XSAUCER
STAR SHIP - MAKER?STAR SHIP - MAKER?
Description: Simple little tin saucer with plastic base. Small plastic rotor. Sold in trade packes. 1970s-80s Maker?
Keywords: XSAUCER
TETSUJIN T-28 FLYING SAUCER No 2 - NOMURA - JAPANTETSUJIN T-28 FLYING SAUCER No 2 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: U1600 Highly lithographed tinplate friction powered flying saucer with a rocket engine fin at the rear. An oversize blue tin Tetsujin T-28 robot pilot head and shoulders sits in the center. The Tetsujin saucer was not designed with a dome. The friction motor was not designed to spark. There is a slight litho variation. 1964
Keywords: XSAUCER
THE FLYING STAR F5 - MP - GREECETHE FLYING STAR F5  - MP - GREECE
Description: Large (40cm) yellow plastic flying saucer with two engines at the rear joined by a spoiler. Decal detailing of three pilots sitting at the window. Rotating square white antenna. Battery operated radio control with movement and flashing lights.
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THUNDERBIRDS 5 - JR 21TOY, ROSENTHAL - HONG KONGTHUNDERBIRDS 5 - JR 21TOY, ROSENTHAL - HONG KONG
Description: Gold plastic battery op International Rescue space station. Moving pilot under plastic dome. Two detachable antennas. Bump and go action, flashing lights.
Keywords: XSAUCER
TINA FLYING SAUCER X-7 - TINA - INDIATINA FLYING SAUCER X-7 - TINA - INDIA
Description: Lithographed tinplate battery operated flying saucer with a distinctive ribbed plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Bump and go action with sound and flashing ring of colored lights, and color effect under the dome. This is a copy of the Masudaya original. Marked Tina Flying Saucer. Asia
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Ucan Daire Flying Saucer - Ne-Kur - TurkeyUcan Daire  Flying Saucer - Ne-Kur - Turkey
Description: Probably 1970's and certainly available well into the 1980s, but no solid date as yet. Lithographed tin with plastic dome and spark window. Friction flywheel with sparks U.D-012 The Turkish toy company NE-KUR made some decent space toys in the 1970's, mostly knock offs of Japanese toys from the 1960's. The Ucan Daire or UD 012 flying saucer is based on the Nomura X-505 friction saucer. The wings are different as is the spark window but there is no mistaking that cockpit layout and Asian faced pilot. The body pressing is the same as the X-505 but slightly "thicker" or "inflated" almost as if the X-505 could fit snugly inside the UD-012. The blue tint plastic dome is much more substantial than the Nomura saucers. The wheels are a bit larger than the X-505. Nekur ne Kur The white variation (below) shares the same box .
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UFO FLYING SAUCER - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGUFO FLYING SAUCER - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONG
Description: UFO battery op bump and go 7-1/2" plastic saucer. The saucer was cheaply made and has a rubber band inside to rotate the dome color disk. Also the ring stripes are paper . The back has an antenna and a slot with on-off but the design must have been changed because the on-off switch is underneath. The slot seem to have no function. The blue round decal with an A also says NASA. Also a US flag decal. Made in Hong Kong and a T in a circle No. 355, the symbol for manufacturer Tai Hing Metal & Plasticware Fty. Ltd. Late '70s/early '80s. (Phil R) There are several variations of this saucer, most notably the Moon Ranger Mercury Mark IV
Keywords: XSAUCER
UFO NOAH - PRINCE - JAPANUFO NOAH - PRINCE - JAPAN
Description: An unusual flying saucer with a cylindrical center. Details?
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UFO X05 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANUFO X05 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue tinplate battery operated flying saucer. The litho comprises a blue background with many small stars and red detailing around the central dome. The dome is molded into the body and is capped with a clear plastic top. A gold astronaut with a Gort style visor sits inside. A ring of colored lights surrounds the dome but they are rectangular rather than circular. Circa 1970. Bump and go action with sound and flashing lights. MT UFOX05
Keywords: XSAUCER
UFO-X2 FLYING SAUCER - DAIYA - JAPANUFO-X2 FLYING SAUCER - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Later tin and plastic battery op saucer with colored plastic dome and two red plastic fins. The saucer has a predominantly plastic feel with a metal upper insert. In termes of design the now plastic dominates. The dome is a deep red transparent colour with a simplified astronaut detailing below. Bright green panels are set into the sides. Mystery action, blinking lights and noise. 1970s Green and red dome versions.
Keywords: XSAUCER
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING SAUCERUNIDENTIFIED FLYING SAUCER
Description: Yellow plastic saucer with pilo Details?t under dome.
Keywords: XSAUCER
VX-1000 FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - WEST GERMANYVX-1000 FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - WEST GERMANY
Description: A most unusual German flying saucer from a so-far unidentified maker. Tin flying saucer with wind up action. Red yellow and blue color scheme. Lithographed alien pilot detailing in the windows that stretch right around the saucer. There is a distinctive large red fin running from the center well beyond the back of the saucer. 13 cm (5") long and 10 cm (4") wide. This toy has a unique movement: the wind up-mechanism is wound by turning the whole section with the wheels. The saucer moves in a "Cycloid curve" on the floor, which creates special "outer space" feeling. Marked Made in Western Germany Box? Maker?
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WALKING SPACE PATROL - TT - JAPANWALKING SPACE PATROL - TT - JAPAN
Description: Space Patroler on box art. Tin wind up flying saucer with walking action on two leg structures. See the No 9 non-walking version.
Keywords: XSAUCER
WILSON'S FLYING SAUCER FS-1 - WILSON - USAWILSON'S FLYING SAUCER FS-1 - WILSON - USA
Description: Box forms base for this flying saucer. Details? Materials? USA
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-07 SPACE SURVEILLANT - MASUDAYA - JAPANX-07 SPACE SURVEILLANT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Teardrop shaped tin battery op saucer with non fall action and flashing lights. In this case the front of the spaceship is the pointed end, unlike the sister X-09 vehicle. This toy has a non-fall action: it senses the edge of a table and turns away. Two box versions: the older on the right with the tin astronaut pilot head, the newer on the left with a pilot with a vinyl head. The same toy was sold as the rarer CRAGSTAN SATELLITE OUTER SPACE SURVEY SHIP X-07 with just a change to the wording SURVEILLANT on the front.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-07 Space Surveillant Tin Saucer - Nomura - JAPANX-07 Space Surveillant Tin Saucer - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated flying saucer has non-fall action, pins on bottom prevent it from falling off table. Runs along with lights shooting forward and backward through red lenses accompanied by a loud pling-pling sound. Battery compartments similar to Mechanized Robot leg battery doors. Batteries are a very tight fit on this toy. Earlier version has tin pilot, this one is vinyl.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-1 SPACE EXPLORER SHIP - MASUDAYA - JAPANX-1 SPACE EXPLORER SHIP - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op flying saucer with flashing lights and mystery action. Pilot under central cear plastic dome. Ring of colored lights. Japan
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-1 SPACESHIP - MAKER? - JAPANX-1 SPACESHIP - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: An early lithographed blue and orange tin friction flying saucer. Oval in shape with a pointed front. 9cm This small saucer is a simple half pressing with wheels set in to the open base. Two rear fins are set into the back. Crude litho windows and engine details. Marked X-1. Box? It is hard to categorise this saucer-rocket shape
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-3 SONIC CONTROL FLYING SAUCER - Maker?X-3 SONIC CONTROL FLYING SAUCER - Maker?
Description: White plastic battery op remote contol flying saucer. Wireless remote control. Cockpit light flashes. Yellow and white versions. Hong Kong 1980s
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-324 Flying Saucer - Vercor - SpainX-324 Flying Saucer - Vercor - Spain
Description: Green plastic battery operated flying saucer. The saucer has a green top and a gold base. A central clear plastic dome holds a silver and red astronaut pilot. The dome is decorated with black stars. The surface of the saucer has rivet detailing and the decal "Shepard". Small angled side fins hint at the KO design origin. X-324 marked on the front. Platillo volante of Vercor made from 1969 to 1971 X324 Bump and go action. Box?
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X-505 FLYING SAUCER - INDIAX-505 FLYING SAUCER - INDIA
Description: A red lithographed tinplate flying saucer based on Nomura's earlier saucer of the same name. The friction saucer has a set of wheels below, two angled side fins, a red spark panel at the back and an astronaut pilot sitting under a clear plastic dome. The number X-505 is marked on each side. The dome is appreciably taller than the Nomura. Friction action with spark. The construction of the saucers reveal much cost-cutting and reuse of material. Asia Two versions are known, one (top) with a Yoshiya style square bodied astronaut marked K-8 on the chest. The other (bottom) has the squat rounded Nomura style. The two versions have slight litho differences. Maker? Box? The same design is also used for later Ne-Kur saucers.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-505 FLYING SAUCER WITH SPARK - NOMURA - JAPANX-505 FLYING SAUCER WITH SPARK - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Timeline: 1962 Materials: Lithographed tin with plastic dome and spark windows Action: Friction flywheel with sparks TN A combination of pilot under central dome, the rear spark windows, the two "headlights" and set of tail fins are classic design elements taken up by other Japanese companies in the early and mid sixties. Timeline dated to a 1962 toy fair catalog. Nomura saucers seem to have rather thin fragile domes compared to those made by other toy companies and they do crack easily. The astronaut at the helm has an arguably oriental look to him. The Martian Flying Saucer with Sparks (aka Red Man From Space) shares the same body pressing and there were a couple of knock-offs made by the toy company Ne-Kur in the 1970's. An Indian version is also known.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-7 Flying Saucer - Masudaya - JAPANX-7 Flying Saucer - Masudaya - JAPAN
Description: Later tin and plastic battery op saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Japanese box version 2.
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X-7 Space Explorer Ship - Masudaya - JAPANX-7 Space Explorer Ship - Masudaya - JAPAN
Description: X7 tin battery op saucer MT. Bump and go action with flashing lights. There are at least five variations of the pilot.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-7 SPACE SHIP, JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPANX-7 SPACE SHIP, JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Later tin and plastic battery op saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Japanese box version. Pilot has a full helmet unlike the pilot depicted on one of the box versions. Two box versions shown.
Keywords: XSAUCER
X-80 PLANET EXPLORER - MASUDAYA - JAPANX-80 PLANET EXPLORER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Silver and blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Blue triangular shapes surround the central white plastic dome. Large litho detailing of astronauts space walking on the top. Bump and go mystery action with noise and lighted color dome. Marked X-80 Planet Explorer. The first sighting of the X-80 is in an unidentified wholesale catalog for 1961.
Keywords: XSAUCER
XX-61 SOUCOUP VOLANTE Flying Saucer - CHR - FRANCEXX-61 SOUCOUP VOLANTE Flying Saucer - CHR - FRANCE
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Light blue flying sauce; central plastic dome with plastic astronaut (simply painted plastic and resembling a racing driver). Two long spring antennas protrude from a metal band that crosses the dome. Fitted with a rubber bumper/fender. Ring of flashing lights around the saucer. Bump and go with flashing lights. The battery is a 4.5 volt pack that slides into the plastic battery lid: as the lid is closed the battery terminals touch internal contacts.
Keywords: XSAUCER
Z-101 FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - ENGLANDZ-101 FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - ENGLAND
Description: Early tin friction saucer with spark window. Circular ridged saucer with early style extension at rear. In virtually all respects this is identical to the Masudaya Z-101. The only difference is that version does not have the pair of fins, nor are there signs of slots to accommodate them. The saucer is marked Made in England on the base. Possiby Wells Brimtoy or Mettoy. The hole is intended for the spark action. Since the flint arm protrudes through the hole it is unlikely that there was a red gel cover on it. The open spark window is common on English toys. A similar pressing with the clearly related lithographic details was used by the French SFA company. - W-902 Terre Mars, though a spark aperture has not been cut. Box?
Keywords: XSAUCER
Z-26 CRAGSTAN FRICTION FLYING SAUCER WITH ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPANZ-26 CRAGSTAN FRICTION FLYING SAUCER WITH ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin lithographed friction crank action flying saucer. A boxy tin pilot pilot sits under a clear plastic dome. The pilot has Z-26 printed on his chest and this is also printed on the edge. The Z-26 saucer is based on the X-15 pressing but with two rear tailfins and a rectangular slightly domed red plastic spark window behind the dome. The box has an illustration of the Yoshiya X-15 saucer with simply the writing changed to Z-26. In this case the saucer now has the correct number of fins, two, shown on the box. Produced in silver-grey and a rarer light blue version, both with central a red section moving to a point at the front. The light blue has been seen with red and blue fins. The box carries the Cragstan distributor's logo. It appears in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog, along with the X-15 Space Commander Ship.
Keywords: XSAUCER
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ASTRO BOY - ATD - JAPANASTRO BOY - ATD - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, wind up, ATD (ATD made in japan on belt), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - BANDA - JAPANASTRO BOY - BANDA - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, Battery op remote, Bandai (made in japan on leg) head light up tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Wheeled Atom Boy friction toy, Bandai. Flying posture. Red spark windows in the feet. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, battery operated with remote fly on a wire, back and head light up, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, Battery operated (in legs), Bandai (This one has been reproduced by Osaka Tin Toy logo Osaka on belt) tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, wind up, Bandai (made in japan on leg) tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, friction action with wheels in the chest. Tin body, vinyl head. Tada logo on box and Atom Boy’s chest (1963), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY BAGATELLE PACHINKO STYLE - MAKER? - JAPANASTRO BOY BAGATELLE PACHINKO STYLE - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic bagatelle with graphical background. Shoots a large number of balls. Bell targets. Two versions shown. Atom Boy Pinball Machine Pachinko 1964 Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY BANK - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY BANK - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue cylindrical tinplate cylinder with vinyl Atom Boy head under a lid on the top. When a coin is inserted in the money bank the head pops up. Atom Boy Bank, Tada, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY BASKETBALL GAME - TOMY - JAPANASTRO BOY BASKETBALL GAME - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic Atom Boy Game, Tomy Box? Plastic balls are directed at a basket target. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY BOAT - TADA - JAPAN. ASTRO BOY BOAT - TADA - JAPAN.
Description: Simplle red, white and blue lithographed tinplate boat. Action? Box? Atom Boy Boat, Tada Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY BUS - MIURA - JAPANASTRO BOY BUS - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: A brightly lithographed single deck Atom Boy Bus, Friction action. Miura, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY CANDY TRUCK - YONEZAWA - JAPANASTRO BOY CANDY TRUCK - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: White, red and blue tinplate Atom Boy Candy Truck. Friction action. Yonezawa (1963), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY CAR - MASUDAYA - JAPANASTRO BOY CAR - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: White, red and blue futuristic space car with vinyl Atom Boy head behind a tin windshield. Friction action. Masudaya, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY CAR - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY CAR - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Red, white and yellow open top car with white sides. Vinyl head on tin shoulders. Atom Boy Car, Friction action. Tada. Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY CAR FORD GYRON - SKK BANDAI - JAPAN. ASTRO BOY CAR FORD GYRON - SKK BANDAI - JAPAN.
Description: Red, white and blue futuristic design car. The roof lifts to reveal Atom Boy and the professor. Battery operated remote control with steering action. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY CINE COLT - SOSEISHA - JAPAN ASTRO BOY CINE COLT - SOSEISHA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic pistol with flashlight action. Battery powered, projects pictures from a filmstrip. Atom Boy Cine-Colt, Soseisha, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
Keywords: raygun
ASTRO BOY CORVETTE - BANDAI SKK - JAPANASTRO BOY CORVETTE - BANDAI SKK - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue open top Atom Boy Corvette with Atom Boy at the wheel. Atom Boy's head lights up Battery operated Remote (There are 3 versions of the remote) Bandai (SKK), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY FIRE CAR - YONEZAWA - JAPANASTRO BOY FIRE CAR - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate fire engine with movable ladder. No driver but Atom Boy and Uran sit on either side. This version has a red roof to the cab and has a tinplate fire hose reel attached behind the cab. Friction action. Yonezawa, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY FIRE CAR - YONEZAWA - JAPANASTRO BOY FIRE CAR - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate fire engine with movable ladder. No driver but Atom Boy and Uran sit on either side. This version has a blue roof to the cab and does not have the fire hose reel. Friction action. Yonezawa, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY FLYING SAUCER - TADA - JAPAN. ASTRO BOY FLYING SAUCER -  TADA -  JAPAN.
Description: Red and silver lithographed tin Atom Boy Saucer. Vinyl head. Friction action. Tada, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY FLYING SAUCER FLEET - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY FLYING SAUCER FLEET - TADA - JAPAN
Description: A linked set of four flying saucers. The lead saucer has a vinyl head and pulls the others along. This is a reworking of the TPS Satellite Fleet. Atom Boy Saucers, Tada, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY GUN - MAKER? - JAPANASTRO BOY GUN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Conventional black tin revolver with silver and red details. Pop gun shoots corks. Astro Boy graphic on the handle. Maker? Box?
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ASTRO BOY GUN - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY GUN - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Conventional black and silver tin revolver. Letter D and Astro Boy graphics on the handle. Tada. Box?
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ASTRO BOY JEEP - BANDAI - JAPANASTRO BOY JEEP - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue tinplate jeep with Astro Boy graphics. Battery operated remote control with steering action. Atom Boy Jeep. Bandai, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic silver tinplate machine gun with wood effect stock. Atom Boy graphics on the stock. Action? Tada. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
Keywords: raygun
ASTRO BOY MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL - BANDAI SKK - JAPANASTRO BOY MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL - BANDAI  SKK - JAPAN
Description: Blue and white gull wing Mercedes Benz 300 Sl. Battery operated remote control with steering action (3 versions of the remote) Bandai (SKK), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY MIGHTY ATOM MAIL SERVICE TRUCK - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY MIGHTY ATOM MAIL SERVICE TRUCK - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Red and blue tinplate Atom Boy Mail Service Truck, Friction action. Tada (Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY ON MOTORCYCLE - ASAKUSA - JAPAN. ASTRO BOY ON MOTORCYCLE - ASAKUSA - JAPAN.
Description: Atom Boy riding a brown tinplate motorbike maked Mighty Atom on the fuel tank. Friction action. Asakusa (Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY ON MOTORCYCLE - ATD - JAPANASTRO BOY ON MOTORCYCLE - ATD - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate Atom Boy riding a red motorbike. Friction action. ATD, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY ON TRICYCLE - MIURA - JAPANASTRO BOY ON TRICYCLE - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Vinyl Atom Boy riding a red tinplate tricycle. Bell at back. Wind Up, Miura, Japan. A variation of a very common tricycle toy. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY POLICE CAR - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY POLICE CAR - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Blue and white open top tinplate Atom Boy Police Car. Friction action. Marked P.D. Tada (Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY POP POP BOAT - TT TAKATOKU - JAPANASTRO BOY POP POP BOAT - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN
Description: Red, white and blue lithographed tinplate pop pop (toc toc) boat. Candle powered action: the removable tinplate Atom Boy holds a flame that provides primitive steam power for the boat. 6" TT, (Takatoku), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY RACING CAR 8 – MAKER? - JAPANASTRO BOY RACING CAR 8 – MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Red and silver racing car with vinyl Atom Boy head. Friction action. Maker? Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY SANDPAIL - TT TAKATOKU & TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY SANDPAIL - TT TAKATOKU & TADA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate Atom Boy sandpails. Bucket. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY SPACE MACHINE GUN BATTERY OPERATED - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY SPACE MACHINE GUN BATTERY OPERATED - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue tinplate space machine gun with brown wood effect stock. Atom Boy graphics on the stock. Battery operated with flashing lights and noise. Tada. Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY SPEEDBOAT - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY SPEEDBOAT - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Red, white and blue lithographed tinplate boat. Crank action. Size 7" Lithographed cockpit detail with image of Atom Boy. Tada, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY SPEEDBOAT - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY SPEEDBOAT - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Red, white and blue lithographed tinplate boat. Crank action. Vinyl head. 10" 25cm Tada, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY SUPER DE LUXE RIFLE – TADA – JAPANASTRO BOY SUPER DE LUXE RIFLE – TADA – JAPAN
Description: Conventional black metal rifle with white plastic stock. Pop gun action shoots corks at Astro Boy villain figures. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy Or Mighty Atom.
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ASTRO BOY SUPER TANK - TADA - JAPANASTRO BOY SUPER TANK - TADA - JAPAN
Description: A conventionally shaped green military tank with a vinyl Atom Boy head in the turret. Marked Astro Boy on the side of the turret. Friction action.
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ASTRO BOY SWIMMING - TADA /AOKI - JAPANASTRO BOY SWIMMING - TADA /AOKI - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy swimming. Vinyl rotating arms. Wind up action. Tada logo on toy and box and Aoki logo on box. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY TANK - KA - JAPANASTRO BOY TANK - KA - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tinplate tank with body of Atom Boy printed on top. Vinyl head. Friction action. Atom Boy Tank, Friction action. Box? Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - MIURA - JAPANASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Old style green tinplate telephone set with ringer handle on the side. Lithographed Atom Boy plate on the front. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom.
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ASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN ASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Old style telephone with a circular pink base and red handset. Vinyl Atom Boy face on the dial. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - YONEZAWA - JAPANASTRO BOY TELEPHONE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic Atom Boy figure standing on a cylidrical plastic telephone base; he holds a red handset. Dial on the front. Battery operated Yonezawa, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY TRACK TOY - TPS - JAPANASTRO BOY TRACK TOY - TPS - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate track toy consisting of a tinplate wind up Atom Boy travelling around a tinplate track., wind up, TPS, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ASTRO BOY TRAIN (WHIRLING ASTROBOY) - KOKYU - JAPANASTRO BOY TRAIN (WHIRLING ASTROBOY) - KOKYU - JAPAN
Description: This tin lithographed toy depicts a scientific base with a tin train rotating on a central plate. Satellite dish and tunnel attached. Atom Boy rotates on a wire. (Whirling Astroboy), Wind Up, Kokyu, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom. Honeymoon Express style toy.
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ASTRO BOY TRAIN No 3 - NOMURA - JAPANASTRO BOY TRAIN No 3 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Blue and white lithographed tinplate Atom Boy train, Friction action. Red domed spark window at the friont. Nomura, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ATOM BOY DOUBLE DECK BUS - ASAKUSA - JAPANATOM BOY DOUBLE DECK BUS - ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: A brightly lithographed blue double deck Atom Bus. Friction action. Asakusa (Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ATOM JET CAR – BANDAI - JAPANATOM JET CAR – BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Blue and yellow lithographed tinplate racing car with vinyl Atom Boy head behind a clear plastic windshield. Atom Boy Jet Car, Friction action. Bandai. Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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ATOM TRAIN - MAKER? - BOX?ATOM TRAIN - MAKER? - BOX?
Description: Brightly colored red tinplate train with Astro Boy graphics. Friction action. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom.
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FLYING ASTRO BOY - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPANFLYING ASTRO BOY - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: Atom Boy, flying wind up fixed by a wire. Celluloid probellor attached to the feet. ATD marking on feet, ATD logo on box and ATD logo and Asakusa logo on later production, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom Note: the English version of the box has the ASAKUSA maker's logo and has the typo "FLYING ASTORO BOY".
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI -  JAPAN
Description: A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. The friction action robot has wheels set into the chest. Clear red plastic rocket backpack.
Keywords: Gigantor
FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI -  JAPAN
Description: A metallic blue lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The robot has a complex pulley system attached to its back. The battery operated remote control robot attaches to a fixed wire and can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red rocket backpace.
Keywords: Gigantor
FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – NOMURA - JAPAN FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – NOMURA -  JAPAN
Description: A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. This Tetsujin has a rather angular or boxy design. Battery operated remote control with wheels set underneath the body. The robot can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red plastic rocket backpack.
Keywords: Gigantor
FLYING TETSUJIN28 ON TRACK - TPS - JAPANFLYING TETSUJIN28 ON TRACK - TPS - JAPAN
Description: A small lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The wind up robot rolls arounfd a figure of eight tinplate track with elaborate Tetsujin graphics. Toplay.
Keywords: Gigantor
GIGANTOR ROBOT, FLYING TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPANGIGANTOR ROBOT, FLYING TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue in wind up flying Tetsujin T28. All metal. The schoolboy character Shotaro is set into his back. Green celluloid propeller at rear. Wind up action: the toy is suspended from a string and rotates. 10"
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JETTER MARS - POPY - JAPANJETTER MARS - POPY - JAPAN
Description: Jetter Mars, tin wind up. Popy (anime created by Tezuka in 1977 for Toei similar to Atom Boy), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM BUS - ATD - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM BUS - ATD - JAPAN
Description: A brightly lithographed single deck Atom Boy Bus, Friction action. ATD (Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM BUS - NOMURA - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM BUS - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Salmon pink lithographed tinplate coach. Atom Boy Bus, Friction action. Nomura. Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM DE LUXE PARADE CAR - ASAKUSA - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM DE LUXE PARADE CAR - ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate open top sedan car with vinyl Atom Boy at the wheel and Uran in the back. Rabbit character passenger. Friction action. Several color versions known. Asakusa, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM PATROL POLICE CAR - MAKER? - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM PATROL POLICE CAR - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Black and white tinplate Mighty Atom Patrol Police Car, Friction action. (Maker, Box?), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM SUPER EXPRESS - MAKER? - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM SUPER EXPRESS - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Red and silver lithographed tinplate Atom Boy Train Mighty Express. 2331 Friction action. Maker? Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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MIGHTY ATOM SUPER EXPRESS BUS - ATD - JAPANMIGHTY ATOM SUPER EXPRESS BUS - ATD - JAPAN
Description: Red, silver and yellow lithographed tinplate Atom Boy Train Super Express. Friction action. ATD Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Black lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated, remote. Flame foot yellow belt. 1961 2nd version 19.5 cm. Eyes light up. arms swing. roars and walks. The roaring noise is produced by a resonator inside. The rocket backpack contains a bellows mechanism that houses a tin cylinder. A tin arm pumps air. This was also a low production prototype (25) offered as a prize in the magazine ”Shonen” This toy was reportedly judged too expensive to produce.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Brown lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up 1960 19.5 cm. Some examples look black.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°1 TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°1
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 1963 19.5 cm Two versions: Top row - first version with black vinyl hands, 1963 Bottom row - later version with integral tin hands, 1966
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°5 TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°5
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated remote control 24cm 1965 This is essentially the same robot as N°3 but with an electric remote. Black elbows and the eye litho different. Same function as N°3: walk with sparks in the clear red plastic rocket backpack. (The picture here is based on the Osaka copy.)
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA – JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA – JAPAN
Description: Silver grey metallic lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 19 cm 1961
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 AIRCRAFT CARRIER - ASC AOSHIN SHOTEN CO - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 AIRCRAFT CARRIER - ASC AOSHIN SHOTEN CO - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed tinplate aircraft carrier with Tetsujin graphics. A plastic Tetsujin figure flies around on a wire as the ship is pushed. Friction action. Size 14" 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 BAGATELLE - TOMY - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BAGATELLE - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic bagatelle. 1966
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BANK - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BANK - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Red vinyl Tetsujin bank with lockable tinplate door in the base.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BICYCLE LIGHT - MITSUBA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BICYCLE LIGHT - MITSUBA - JAPAN
Description: Distorted plastic Tetsujin bicycle light. Switch on rear tanks. Marked Mitsuba.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BOARD GAME - MAKER? - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 BOARD GAME - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Board game, 1964
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BOAT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BOAT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Brighly lithographed tinplate tugboat. Tetsujin graphics. Crank action: the crank is set into the funnel. Box? 1964
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BOAT 5 - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BOAT 5 - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed speedboat with a red Tetsujin graphic on the top. Crank action. Box? 1964
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BOAT BANDAI - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BOAT BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed red, white and blue tinplate boat. Tetsujin graphics. Crank action. The cabin raises to give access to the crank.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BUS - ASAKUSA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BUS - ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: Blue and pink lithographed tinplate bus with large Tetsujin graphic on the roof. Friction action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 BUS - MIURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 BUS - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Stubby pink lithographed tinplate bus with blue roof and base. Red Tetsujin graphics on the roof. Friction action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate automobile with white roof. Tetsujin graphics on the roof, sides, hood and trunk. Friction action. Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate automobile with white roof. Tetsujin graphics on the roof, hood and trunk. Friction action. Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate automobile with yellow roof. Tetsujin graphic on the roof, hood and trunk. Friction action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CLOCK - MASUDAYA - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 CLOCK - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic clock. Tetsujin graphics on the dial, though the box does not have a Tetsujin theme.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CRANE TRUCK - BANDAI - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 CRANE TRUCK - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Orange tinplate crane truck with working chain drive bucket grabber. Friction action. 1965
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 CYCLING - MIURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 CYCLING - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Vinyl silver grey Tetsujin riding a tinplate tricycle. Wind up action. A variation of a common toy.
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TETSUJIN 28 FIGHTING TOY - BANDAI - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 FIGHTING TOY - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: A vinyl Tetsujin is mounted on wheels facing a red villain with horns. A flexible rod connects them. The wind up toy simulates a fight between the two. Size 6" 1964
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 FIRE TRUCK - MIURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 FIRE TRUCK - MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate fire engine with flat tin firemen. Ladder on the roof. The ladder has no rungs and displays a substantial Tetsujin graphic. Friction action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 GUNS GREY AND BLUE – MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 GUNS GREY AND BLUE – MATSUSHIRO -  JAPAN
Description: Plastic space water pistols in the shape of a flying Tetsujin. Two colors shown: blue and grey. Packaging?
Keywords: raygun Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 HELICOPTER - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 HELICOPTER - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate helicopter with Shotaro pilot in the cockpit. Tetsujin graphics on the side. Friction action. Gigantor. 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 INFLATABLE PLASTIC BOAT - BANDAI - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 INFLATABLE PLASTIC BOAT -  BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Vinyl inflatable boat. Tetsujin graphics.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 KOMA ROULETTE- JAPANTETSUJIN 28 KOMA ROULETTE- JAPAN
Description: Simple plastic roulette spinner. Tetsujin graphics.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 MOTORCYCLE - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 MOTORCYCLE - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate motorbike with Tetsujin riding. Tetsujin is part of the bike pressing, not separate. Friction action. 12cm
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TETSUJIN 28 PATROL CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 PATROL CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: White tinplate open top car with tin Tetsujin 28 driving. Red light on the hood. The eyes light up and the arms steer the steering wheel while moving. Battery operated. 24cm long. 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 PENCIL BOX TETSUJIN 28 PENCIL BOX
Description: Lithographed tinplate pencil box with Tetsujin graphice.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC - MAKER? - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC - MAKER?  - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic Tetsujin figure in flying pose.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC GUN - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC GUN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Blow mold plastic gun with concertina center section. Propels red plastic Tetsujin figure. Bagged with header card.
Keywords: raygun Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN
Description: Two versions of a conventional tinplate rifle, one with telescopic sight. Tetsujin graphics on the sides. Pop gun cork firing action. The box lids both have a particularly large image of Tetsujin. 1964-1965
Keywords: Gigantor raygun
TETSUJIN 28 ROCKET - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 ROCKET - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A large orange tinplate rocket based on the MOON ROCKET XM-12 design. Lithographed canopy and other details. A vinyl plastic Tetsujin figure is fixed to a rod emerging from the center. When tin rocket is rolled forward, sparks are emitted from back and side gels while armature on top moves back and forth. Size 14". Friction action with spark.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 SANDPAIL - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SANDPAIL - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate sandpail bucket. 1965
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 SAUCER - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SAUCER - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying saucer. Central dome with Tetsujin head and shoulders beneath. Two angled antennas on either side. Friction action.
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TETSUJIN 28 SHINKASEN TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SHINKASEN TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Train set comprising track sections and a white, red and blue tinplate engine. Tetsujin graphic on the roof. Battery operated.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 SHOES - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SHOES - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tetsujin canvas shoes with graphics.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 SHOTARO ON SCOOTER - DAITO - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SHOTARO ON SCOOTER - DAITO - JAPAN
Description: Brighly lithiographed three wheeled friction action tinplate scooter with a tinplate Shotaro schoolboy character riding. Vinyl head. Tetsujin graphics on the side.
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TETSUJIN 28 SKY ROCKET PLANE - BANDAI - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SKY ROCKET PLANE - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: A red and white tinplate jet plane style rocket. Tetsujin cjharater under the cockpit canopy. Tetsujin graphics on the side. Friction action with noise and spark. 1965.
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TETSUJIN 28 SPACE BOAT - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SPACE BOAT - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: Red and white tinplate boat with Tetsujin driving. Tin shoulders, vinyl head. Two fins at rear. Size 10" Crank action boat marked 28 on the sides. 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Large blue tinplate rifle machine gun. Tetsujin graphics on the wood effect stock. Action? Box?
Keywords: Gigantor raygun
TETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: This is a variation of the Siren Stan for the Japanese market. Black and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Tetsujin grpahics.
Keywords: Gigantor raygun
TETSUJIN 28 SPACE REVOLVER CORK GUN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SPACE REVOLVER CORK GUN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN
Description: Black and silver traditional revolver with Gigantor graphics on panels in the handle. cork firing action. Matching holsters.
Keywords: Gigantor raygun
TETSUJIN 28 SPACE RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SPACE RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN
Description: Conventional rifle with telescopic sight. Various villains as targets. pop gun cork shooting action.
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TETSUJIN 28 SUPER TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 SUPER TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red and blue three part train comprising two engines and a central carriage. Reversible direction. Friction action. Gigantor characters printed in the windows. Size 30"
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TANK - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TANK - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Conventional tank in military green. Tetsujin character graphics. Box? friction action. 1963
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TANK - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TANK - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Dark grey tinplate space tank with Tetsujin head and shoulders under a clear plastic dome. Friction action. 1965 Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 TELEPHONE - MAKER? – JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TELEPHONE - MAKER? – JAPAN
Description: Red and silver telephone hand set. Tetsujin on the dial. Wind up action. Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN (ROUND BASE) - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN (ROUND BASE) - YONEZAWA -  JAPAN
Description: Second version of the Honeymoon Express style toy. This has a circular tinplate base with a circulating train and flying Tetsujin figure. Wind up.
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN (SQUARE BASE) - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN (SQUARE BASE) - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Honeymoon Express style toy. A small train revolves on a tinplate base while a vinyl Tetsujin figure flies around on a wire. Wind up. 14cm
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate sigle coach train. Tetsujin graphic on roof. Friction action. Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Old style steam locomotive with cowcatcher and large funnel. Red lithographed tin. Tetsujing grahics on the side. Action?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN
Description: A simple light blue tinplate train with three coaches. There is no track. Tetsujin graphics on the side. Wind up action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A tinplate train set comprising a circular track, locomotive, passenger coach, level crossing and a rising barrier. The engine has a plastic Tetsujin mounted on top and the coach has Tetsujin graphics.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TRUCK - NOMURA - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TRUCK - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate dumper truck with a yellow tipper on the back. Small Tetsujin graphic on the hood. Friction drive with tipping action.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 TV TOY - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN 28 TV TOY - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Old style plastic TV set with Tetsujin graphics. Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN 28 WATERING CAN - MAKER? - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 WATERING CAN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate watering can with Tetsujin graphics.
Keywords: Gigantor
TETSUJIN TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN TETSUJIN TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Old style blue tinplate train. Tetsujin graphics on the boiler side panel. Action? Box?
Keywords: Gigantor
URAN - BANDAI - JAPANURAN - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Tin and vinyl wind up Uran ( Atom Boy’s sister). Bandai. Same production as N°2, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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URAN - TADA - JAPANURAN - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate friction flying Uran, wheels in the chest. Tada. Japan
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URAN CAR - TADA - JAPAN. URAN CAR - TADA - JAPAN.
Description: Light blue open top car with white sides. Vinyl head on tin Atom Boy shoulders. See also the Atom Boy version of the car. Friction action. Tada (1963) Box? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
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URAN PLAYING WITH A BALLOON - TADA - JAPANURAN PLAYING WITH A BALLOON - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate Uran playing with a balloon. Vinyl head. Wind up, Tada, Japan. Based on a popular TPS toy.
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VISION CONTROL TETSUJIN 28 - POPY - JAPANVISION CONTROL TETSUJIN 28  - POPY - JAPAN
Description: Vision Control is a blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Tin body, legs and feet. Plastic head and arms. Note that the fist can be propelled by a spring Battery operated remote control robot. The remote wire from the plastic remote must be inserted into a jack in the back of the robot. The robot has NTV copyright indicating that it has was produced when new T28 anime cartoons were released on NTV in 1980-1981) Popy is a division of Bandai (1971-1983) and produced many tin toys and diecast based on anime series.
Keywords: Gigantor
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AIR DEFENSE CENTER - CRAGSTAN (MAKER?) - JAPANAIR DEFENSE CENTER - CRAGSTAN (MAKER?) - JAPAN
Description: A tall red lithographed tinplate battery operated console with radar screen and flashing lights. The 1962 Sears catalog advertises this toy: "Radar scans sky.. warning lights blink.. missles fire! Air Defense Center is busy with action.. has rotating antenna and radar scope; winking lights; moving air speed register and altimeter. 3 rubber-tipped darts. Steel, 12 in. long." Large oval rotating antenna. The box art depicts a military scene but the actual toy resembles the Masudaya range of similar control centres.
Keywords: control center console
AMUSEMENT PARK ROCKET RIDE - YONE - JAPANAMUSEMENT PARK ROCKET RIDE - YONE - JAPAN
Description: SY/Yoneya's Jumping Rocket pressing has been used to create this rocket amusement ride. The lithographed tin wind up ride consists of a square tower with a beam fitted to the top. Two rockets with vinyl pilot heads rotate horizontally around the tower. The box depicts a much more streamlined version than the actual toy. See the Super Rocket Ride variation of this toy. 8" 21cm high. Date?
Keywords: ride
APOLLO - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANYAPOLLO - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANY
Description: Plastic track toy consisting of a blue base depicting the Earth and the Moon. The wind up plastic Apollo USA module orbits in a figure of eight while spark emerge from the rear. A press of one of two buttons allows the module to orbit the Earth or the Moon separately. West Germany 1971
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APOLLO LUNAR LANDER TOY - K LOGO KOKYU - JAPANAPOLLO LUNAR LANDER TOY - K LOGO KOKYU - JAPAN
Description: K Logo. Tin wind up Apollo capsule and lander orbit the moon. The lithographed tinplate toy comprises a square base with a hemispherical red and yellow moon surface. From the center of the cratered moon surface two wires extend, one with an orboting Apollo space capsule, the other has a lunar lander. Wind up rotating action. Japanese box version.
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ASTRONAUT ORBIT WITH 3 MERCURY CAPSULES - ATC - JAPANASTRONAUT ORBIT WITH 3 MERCURY CAPSULES  - ATC - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Blue base, central girder tower and a yellow tin canopy. The space capsules are fitted with large celluloid propellors which turn when the toy runs. Asahi Toy company. Similar to the SPACE CAPSULE CARROUSEL
Keywords: ride
ATOM GUN - MAKER? - WEST GERMANYATOM GUN - MAKER? - WEST GERMANY
Description: Brightly lithographed tin gun on base. Gun rotates and tilts. Shoots plastic balls. Based on the chassis for a variety of cranes.
Keywords: launch station
CAPE CANAVERAL ?AK 1100 ROCKET LAUNCH PAD - STRENCO - WEST GERMANYCAPE CANAVERAL ?AK 1100 ROCKET LAUNCH PAD - STRENCO - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin wind up rocket launch pad. Red and white rocket on blue base with gantry. Rocket approaches the gantyr then launches. Small plastic figure included.
Keywords: launch station
CAPE KENNEDY, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 TOYS - HONG KONGCAPE KENNEDY, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 TOYS - HONG KONG
Description: Century 21Toys Very large plastic battery-operated launch pad and Apollo rocket. An adjustable crane lowers the ship onto the gantry. A hand held control drives the pad forwards and backwards on caterpillar tractors. The rocket is friction drive and about a foot long. The words Made in Hong Kong appear underneath. Large oblong 2- piece box. The toy is called Cape Kennedy Three in one Toy. The artwork shows a painting of the rocket and gantry coming out of the hanger. On the box is Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Limited? No reference to a badge on the box, although the set comes with the Official Manual and a plastic Sword badge
Keywords: launch station
CONEY ISLAND ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPANCONEY ISLAND ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A light blue lithographed tn battery operated fairground ride. Circa 1960. Two red, yellow and blue rockets are on either side of a central beam and spin and light as they twirl around the tripod mounted tower. A bell rings. See also the Twirly Whirly variation. Image Smith House Auctions
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DAN DARE WALKIE TALKIE SET - MERIT RANDALL - ENGLANDDAN DARE WALKIE TALKIE SET - MERIT RANDALL - ENGLAND
Description: Merit England, plastic electronic walkie talkie set.
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DISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPANDISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A large grey-black lithographed tinplate battery operated tracking station. It has the usual Masudaya rotating plastic antenna and the pylon tower with the flashing light and Morse sound. The novelty feature of this toy is its attempt to recreate a radar cathode ray tube. One of the three Masudaya space toys using this distinctive pressing: DISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATION EXPLORER AND VANGUARD TRACKING STATION THE SATELLITE TRACKING STATION Radar N Scope. Radar screen. Morse button. Rotating antenna. Detachable pylon with light. Console.
Keywords: control center console
DOCKING APOLLO - MASUDAYA - JAPANDOCKING APOLLO - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed tin and plastic spacecraft and plastic lunar lander. The two craft travel around a figure of eight track with a detailed picture of a moon landing. Tin battery op track toy with Apollo capsule and plastic lander. An imaginative attempt to capture the intricacy of the Apollo moon landing operation.
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DREAM JET MARS X-300 - MARUSAN - JAPANDREAM JET MARS X-300 - MARUSAN - JAPAN
Description: Marusan didn't have to look far for the inspiration for this space rocket. It's a direct copy of the Pyro X-100 Space Scout though it carries a X-300 serial. A yellow lithographed tin friction rocket plane. It is a cross between a rocket and a jet plane with rocket motors mounted on the wing tips. Dream is printed on one wing, and Jet on the other. Mars is printed on the sides. The cockpit is covered a red plastic spark window. Friction action with noise and spark. xplastic This is a litho variation of the Alps Space Scout X110.
Keywords: airplane
СПУТНИК SPUTNIK MUSIC BOX - MAKER? - RUSSIAСПУТНИК SPUTNIK MUSIC BOX - MAKER? - RUSSIA
Description: Blue lithographed tinplate wind up musical box with space scenes. The tin box has a globe set into front with a channel surrounding it. A miniature space capsule orbits when a top lever is pulled. Makes a simple rhythmic plink-plonk noise. Russia 1950s The toy has beautiful fantastical lithography drawn from Russian folklore: witches on broomsticks, people flying on birds etc. USSR, Eastern Europe. It is possible that the graphics relate to a 1956 Russian film called Старик Хоттабыч a fantasy comedy film produced in the USSR by Lenfilm in 1956 based on a children's book of the same name by Lazar Lagin.
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EARTH AND SATELLITE TOY NAME? - MAKER? - WEST GERMANYEARTH AND SATELLITE TOY NAME? - MAKER? - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin and plastic wind up? Earth ans satellite orbitin a conical stand. West German ? Image courtesy of Smith House Toys
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EL SUPER ROBOT - SPAINEL SUPER ROBOT - SPAIN
Description: Magic Robot game. Small plastic robot in the center is a Dux Astroman.
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ESTACION ESPACIAL SPACE STATION - GOFAR - SPAINESTACION ESPACIAL SPACE STATION - GOFAR - SPAIN
Description: A most unusual battery operated tin and metal space toy consisting of a 48cm cast metal rocket which acts as a central turret. A bar is suspended from the turret with a plane at one end and a counterweight at the other. A battery control box allows the plane to circle at variable speed. The box art is particularly attractive. Manufactured by Gofar Producciones SA Valencia. Image BCNToys
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EXPLORER AND VANGUARD TRACKING STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPANEXPLORER AND VANGUARD TRACKING STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Structoys / Masudaya Large red lithographed tinplate battery operated radar control center. MT. Satellite rotates around Earth in the central window. Rotating antenna. Morse key operates buzzer and light on pylon. Versions exist with Structoys and Masudaya logos at bottom left of box lid. One of the three Masudaya space toys using this distinctive pressing: DISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATION EXPLORER AND VANGUARD TRACKING STATION THE SATELLITE TRACKING STATION
Keywords: control center console
FLOATING SATELLITE TARGET GAME - HORIKAWA - JAPANFLOATING SATELLITE TARGET GAME - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op shooting game. (See also the Floating Satellite Target game with a rectangular space scene.) A battery powered fan behind the arch shaped space scene supports a floating ping pong ball. Two pistols with darts. First seen in 1960 when it appeared in the Niresk 1960 Book of Gifts Note the misspelling "sattellite" in the lower version. It's possible that this is the earlier of the two
Keywords: launch station
FLY TO THE MOON BY SPACE CAPSULE - Maker? - JAPANFLY TO THE MOON BY SPACE CAPSULE - Maker? - JAPAN
Description: A tin and plastic space moon globe. A detailed lunar globe is encased in a light green plastic sphere. It stands on a tin and plastic base with space scenes. A white and red Apollo spaceship is attached to a track on the side of the globe and travels around the moon. Battery operated.
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FLYING SAUCER AEROPLANE NR 132 - MAKER? - WEST GERMANYFLYING SAUCER AEROPLANE NR 132 - MAKER? - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin friction plane with spinner. Forward motion launches the disks. Box art of plane with flying saucers. W. Germany. DPs Maker?
Keywords: airplane
GE-270 PLANE - EINFALT TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANYGE-270 PLANE - EINFALT TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANY
Description: Borderline space. A tin friction plane with two propellors.
Keywords: airplane
GLOBE AND SPUTNIK Nr 1000 - J.G.SCH - WEST GERMANYGLOBE AND SPUTNIK Nr 1000 - J.G.SCH - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin wind up lithographed globe with orbiting sputnik, Made by Johann Georg Schopper GmbH & Co (J.D.Sch) 1960s Michael Seidel is also from Zirndorf. It´s possible that those toy companies - Schopper/Fuchs/Seidel - changed toy parts, not unusual for German toy producers.
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GLOBE EXPLORER BANK - W TOY - JAPANGLOBE EXPLORER BANK - W TOY - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate battery operated savings bank in shape of a globe of the Earth on a cylindrical base. Rocket and flying saucer attachments. Box depicts orbiting Sputnik satellite. Japan
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GLOBE WITH ORBITING SPUTNIK AND SAUCER 2000 - MS - WEST GERMANYGLOBE WITH ORBITING SPUTNIK AND SAUCER 2000 -  MS - WEST GERMANY
Description: W Germany. Tin clockwork globe with orbiting flying saucer and sputnik. MS Chamois Logo 2000 Made by Michael Seidel. Founded 1881 in Zirndorf near Nuremberg. Schopper is also from Zirndorf. It´s possible that those toy companies - Schopper/Fuchs/Seidel - changed toy parts, not unusual for German toy producers.
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HELICOPTER ME-632 - CHINAHELICOPTER ME-632 - CHINA
Description: This is considered to be one of the finest of Chinese space toys. This is a dark blue lithographed tinplate battery operated space helicopter. This unusual spaceship is a flying wing, with two large helicopter rotors. The brightly lithographed ship has a picture of itself in flight. Two plastic structures hold the rotors and there is a forward plastic control center with two pilots. The spaceship has a two stage action: first it advances with spinning rotors and flashing lights, then it stops and two flaps on the wing open to reveal litho characters beneath. The box has a superb illustration of the toy flying through space. ME632 Date?
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HK-555 PLANE - HUKI - WEST GERMANYHK-555 PLANE - HUKI - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin friction(?) rocket plane. The wings are articulated, allowing a variety of shapes. Huki - West Germany, 50s. Another version exisiting with different litho and colors
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I.C.B.M. LAUNCHING STATION - HORIKAWA - JAPANI.C.B.M. LAUNCHING STATION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction rocket launching ramp. Turn crank on base to turn the friction motor on the missile then push the button on the base. The two stage missile is released. When the missile hits the end of the ramp a button automatically triggers the rubber tipped rocket to release. 45cm assembled. ICBM Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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ICBM VANGUARD SATELLITE LAUNCHER - REMCO - USAICBM VANGUARD SATELLITE LAUNCHER - REMCO - USA
Description: Plastic missile launch station. Launches planes and spinner disks.
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JIGGLE PUZZLESJIGGLE PUZZLES
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KIDDY CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - ATC - JAPANKIDDY CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - ATC - JAPAN
Description: Tin lever action carousel ride with three space rockets numbered SR 1, SR 2 and SR 3. Rockets have celluloid propellor spinners attached. Bell. Red base, central girder tower and a tin canopy. Based on the ATC carousel chassis with different rides to suit the latest developments. Asahi Toy Company Japan 1960s
Keywords: ride
LANZA COHETES SPUTNIK - RODADOS BRILLO - ARGENTINALANZA COHETES SPUTNIK - RODADOS BRILLO - ARGENTINA
Description: Tin missile launch toy. A stubby plastic rocket fits inside a launching tube mounted on a rotating platform. Two sentry posts. Marked Rodados Brillo. The term Sputnik is included for topicality: there is no obvious connection.
Keywords: launch station
MAN-MADE SATELLITE - Swallow Toys/Hoku - JAPANMAN-MADE SATELLITE - Swallow Toys/Hoku - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1958. Earth turns as the satellite spins above, Mars spins and the rocket light blinks. Beautifully lithographed base with a lunar landscape on one side and space rockets on two other sides. Is this Hofu?
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MAN-MADE SATELLITE BANK - MAKER? - JAPANMAN-MADE SATELLITE BANK - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tin lithographed bank: satellite attached to Earth globe hemisphere. Wheels on the base. When the toy is pushed along the satellite rotates. Swallow logo, Hoku? Japan 1950s Friction. See the battery op version of this toy.
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MARXMAN SPACE TARGETMARXMAN SPACE TARGET
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MECHANICAL ATOMIC SPACE SHOOTING RANGE - CODEG - ENGLANDMECHANICAL ATOMIC SPACE SHOOTING RANGE - CODEG - ENGLAND
Description: An English version of the US Automatic Toy Company's Space Shooting Range. The litho varies and the shape of the gun platform is different from the US version, being long and thin rather than triangular. Tinplate spaceships revolve around a system of pulleys across the tinprinted display, a separate tinprinted base clips to the display and is complete with a spring loaded gun, made to fire ball bearings at the passing spaceships. Tinplate shooting range. Wind up. UK
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MECHANICAL ROCKET EXPRESS - LINEMAR - JAPANMECHANICAL ROCKET EXPRESS - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up orbiting train and satellite. Two rocket trains marked SP sit on either side of a central disk rotating on a blue base with space lithography. When wound the trains move round, passing under a tunnel and through a station. A Sputnik satellite orbits above. Honeymoon Express style. 1950s?
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MECHANICAL ROCKET RIDE #400 - CHEIN - USAMECHANICAL ROCKET RIDE #400 - CHEIN - USA
Description: A tall 18" brightly lithographed tin wind up carousel with rockets. The tall, slender toy has a red tin base, solid hexagonal tower, blue canopy. Four vintage fairground style style rockets each hang from a pair of wires. The rockets, two red and two blue, each carry two passengers. Each rocket has a celluloid propellor which turns when the toy runs. Wind up action. Sold in a brown box with minimal graphics. USA First sighted in Read's Christmas Catalog for 1952. This toy has been reproduced.
Keywords: ride
MECHANICAL SPACE MOBILE - MARX - JAPANMECHANICAL SPACE MOBILE - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin lithographed battery operated space train rolls backward and forward over a tinplate lunar style track. Space-Mobile. Track dismantles for storage in box.
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METEOR HWN-XC7 - HWN - WEST GERMANYMETEOR HWN-XC7 - HWN - WEST GERMANY
Description: Bordeline space plane. Drive? W Germany
Keywords: airplane
MISSILE LAUNCHER - HORIKAWA FOR CRAGSTAN - JAPANMISSILE LAUNCHER - HORIKAWA FOR CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated ICBM launcher with mirror sight. Fan-powered target unit with printed card target supporting styrene target ball. Japan 1960s. See the other Horikawa lower-tech versions of this theme
Keywords: launch station
MONDFAHRT MOON-FLIGHT FAIRGROUND RIDE - ZJG SCH - WEST GERMANYMONDFAHRT MOON-FLIGHT FAIRGROUND RIDE - ZJG SCH - WEST GERMANY
Description: Red, blue and yellow lithographed plastic and tinplate wind up fairground ride. Circular base with station and space scene. Five space cars orbit with a rising and falling action. Maker: Z J G SCH (Western Germany)
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MOON PATROL HELICOPTER, MOON SCOUT - MARX - USAMOON PATROL HELICOPTER, MOON SCOUT - MARX - USA
Description: Tin wind up space helicopter. Two rotors. Litho details. An example of a toy given a space theme despite the absurdity of the science. Image courtesy Smith House auctions.
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MOON'S STATION - ANANIADES - GREECEMOON'S STATION - ANANIADES - GREECE
Description: Tin wind up Honeymoon Express style train travelling around Earth. The two carriage train is fixed to a central disk. As the disk turns it takes the train around, through two tunnels. Saturn. rocket and jet lithography. A rocket and Sputnik style satellite on a wire orbit the central Earth hemisphere. Greek. Possibly by FINO?.
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Morse Code Space SetMorse Code Space Set
Description: Morse code set with working lights and buzzers.
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MUSICAL MECHANICAL SPACE RIDE #265 - CHEIN - USAMUSICAL MECHANICAL SPACE RIDE #265 - CHEIN - USA
Description: A 9" tall light blue lithographed tin lever action space carousel ride with three rockets. This carousel has a round base, a round central cylindrical column and a domed canopy, all with copious early style rocket and space decoration. Four vintage fairground style rockets with different litho detailing, each hang from a stout metal rod. Litho rider detail. The toy uses a simple spring activated lever. It actually rotates very fast with centrifugal force pulling the ships nearly horizontal. As the canopy rotates it generates an ascending scale of three different plinking sounds; each is slightly higher in tone than the previous. It then repeats. This is the "musical" part of the toy. Note: only confirmed with four rockets. A version with three rockets has been seen but may have been adjusted to compensate for a missing rocket.
Keywords: ride
Name? - Maker? - WEST GERMANYName? - Maker? - WEST GERMANY
Description: 1950s tin loop the loop track toy with rocket.
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NASA CONTROL CENTER - MASUDAYA - JAPANNASA CONTROL CENTER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A large blue and white tinplate battery operated command center console. This is a later example of the Masudaya control center and it has a decidedly less toy-like feel; it offers more realistic computer influenced design. A command ship orbits the Moon. The object is to dock it with a lunar module. Inspired by NASA's Apollo moon program. Rotating two dish antenna.
Keywords: control center console
OPERATION ORBIT - TRANSOGRAMOPERATION ORBIT - TRANSOGRAM
Description: Plastic battery operated control panel with levers and dials.
Keywords: launch station
PIONEER 3 STAGE ROCKET WITH LAUNCHER - NOMURA FOR ROSKO - JAPANPIONEER 3 STAGE ROCKET WITH LAUNCHER - NOMURA FOR ROSKO - JAPAN
Description: Tin spring loaded rocket launch pad with USAF rocket. 49cm
Keywords: launch station
RAKETEN BAHN - SPACE ROCKET TRACK - VOITH - WEST GERMANYRAKETEN BAHN - SPACE ROCKET TRACK - VOITH - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin track toy. Tin litho launch station propells tin rocket around the track. West Germany. Fritz Voith Zirndorf
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REMOTE CONTROL SATELLITE - ARNOLD - FRANCEREMOTE CONTROL SATELLITE - ARNOLD - FRANCE
Description: Hand cranked tin satellite with spinning propellors. Serial No. 5030/295 Sputnik style. Marked Made in France (not Germany)
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RIDE-A-ROCKET ROCKET RIDE #260 - CHEIN - USARIDE-A-ROCKET ROCKET RIDE #260 - CHEIN - USA
Description: A reworking of Chein's Space Ride #265 with the emphasis on a carnival clown theme rather than space. 9" light blue lithographed tin lever action space carousel ride with four rockets. This carousel has a round base, a round central cylindrical column and a domed canopy, all covered in fairground images. Four vintage fairground style rockets with different litho detailing, each hangs from a metal rod. Litho rider detail. The toy uses a simple spring activated lever. The musical component is a simple plin-plonk noise.
Keywords: ride
ROCKET CONTROL CENTER - KANTO? - JAPANROCKET CONTROL CENTER - KANTO? - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op arcade style steering toy with rockets and saucers. Box? K logo Kanto?
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ROCKET CONTROL CENTER - OHTA/AHI - JAPANROCKET CONTROL CENTER - OHTA/AHI - JAPAN
Description: Ohta/AHI battery-operated Rocket Control Centre, endless rotating grey plastic conveyor belt with fixed rockets and Moon Launchers with magnetic moveable rocket, space scenes on base and illuminated green control panel --33cm K Logo
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ROCKET EXPRESS - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANYROCKET EXPRESS - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANY
Description: Brightly lithoed tin wind up space toy. Small rocket cars orbit a track arond the Earth against a space port scene. Based on the Terre Lune pressing. West Germany
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ROCKET LAUNCHERSROCKET LAUNCHERS
Description: Boxed hoopla game.
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ROCKET LAUNCHING BASE - MASUDAYA - JAPANROCKET LAUNCHING BASE - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launch station. Countdown action, plastic rocket launches. Morse buzzer, spinning antenna and lighting pylon.
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ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD - NOMURA - JAPANROCKET LAUNCHING PAD - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launching station. This is a green version of the Nomura Two-Stage Rocket Launching Pad. In addition to the litho change there is a completely different box art and name. No date yet but details suggest it is later than the Two-Stage (See Gernot's article in Alphadrome)
Keywords: launch station
ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, COUNT DOWN VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, COUNT DOWN VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launch pad. Countdown clock with lighted screen and "radio signal". Push the firing switch and the countdown meter starts backwards from ten as a radio signal sounds. TV screen shows rocket takeoff. Two versions of this rocket launch are known, this one with Count Down wording and one with Firing Command wording. The Firing Command version has been sighted in various 1959 catalogs including Aldens. It is possible that the name later changed to reflect the popular TV countdown sequences.
Keywords: launch station
ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, FIRING COMMAND VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, FIRING COMMAND VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launch pad. Countdown clock with lighted screen and "radio signal". Push the firing switch and the countdown meter starts backwards from ten as a radio signal sounds. TV screen shows rocket takeoff. Two versions of this rocket launch are known, this one with the Firing Command wording has been first sighted in various 1959 catalogs including Aldens.
Keywords: launch station
ROCKET LAUNCHING TRUCK - LIMEMAR - JAPANROCKET LAUNCHING TRUCK - LIMEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Blue tin friction truck with star on door and two fixed missiles X-2. Japan 1950s
Keywords: launch station
ROCKET PATROL MAGNETIC TARGET GAMEROCKET PATROL MAGNETIC TARGET GAME
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ROCKET PLANE ST-1 - CHINAROCKET PLANE ST-1 - CHINA
Description: Tin friction rocket plane. Silver body with four red engines. Delta wings. MF 101 Box? MF-101
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ROCKET SATELLITE ACTION GAMEROCKET SATELLITE ACTION GAME
Description: Dexterity game, guide the rocket.
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ROCKET STATION No 136 RAKETEN STATION - HWN - WEST GERMANYROCKET STATION No 136 RAKETEN STATION - HWN - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin spring loaded rocket launching building with plastic rocket. Wind up timing release mechanism. West Germany.
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ROCKETS AWAY - AMSCOROCKETS AWAY - AMSCO
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ROCKETS AWAY - AMSCOROCKETS AWAY - AMSCO
Description: Space game.
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ROCKETS TO THE MOON SPACE GAME - WOLVERINE - USAROCKETS TO THE MOON SPACE GAME - WOLVERINE - USA
Description: Tin and plastic bagatelle.
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RUND UM DIE WELD AROUND THE WORLD - GES GESCH SCHOPPER - WEST GERMANYRUND UM DIE WELD AROUND THE WORLD - GES GESCH SCHOPPER - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tinplate wind up fairground ride. Three plastic rockets or space cars circle around a tin globe. Bright lithography. Made by Ges Gesch Schopper probably in the 1950s.
Keywords: ride
SATELLITE - MAKER? - JAPANSATELLITE - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op toy. Batteries housed in central globe. The magnetic satellite spins around the track, lit by power from the central globe.
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SATELLITE IN ORBIT - HORIKAWA FOR CRAGSTAN - JAPANSATELLITE IN ORBIT - HORIKAWA FOR CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op space toy. The world turns and a styrofoam ball floats on the stream of air created by the blower. Made in Japan for Cragstan by Horikawa. Serial no 40225
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SATELLITE ORBITING EARTH - GNK - WEST GERMANYSATELLITE ORBITING EARTH - GNK - WEST GERMANY
Description: A tin and plastic toy depicting a rocket orbiting the Earth. The base of the toy is a white plastic cone containing a clockwork motor. A globe of the Earth is attached and rotates on a spindle. A rocket on a wire in turn orbits the Earth. The rocket has an image of a dog, a clear reference to Leica, set inside. The box has space graphics but has no wording other than the initials GNK. Wind up. Height 11cm
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SATELLITE TARGET GAME - HORIKAWA - JAPANSATELLITE TARGET GAME - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op shooting game. A variation of the Floating Satellite Target game with a rectangular space scene. A battery powered fan behind the scene supports a floating ping pong ball. Two pistols with darts. The downed version of this game has been dated to when it appeared in the Niresk 1960 Book of Gifts
Keywords: launch station
SKY ROCKET - ARNOLD - WEST GERMANYSKY ROCKET - ARNOLD - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin wind up space toy. Two levers control the movement of a rocket approaching a docking station. W germany
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SPACE AGE GLOBE WITH SATELLITES - MAKER? - JAPANSPACE AGE GLOBE WITH SATELLITES - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Brightly lithographed tin globe with orbiting satellite and two rockets. Wind up. Possibly Masudaya MT.
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SPACE BAGATELLE - MAKER? - ENGLANDSPACE BAGATELLE - MAKER? - ENGLAND
Description: Wooden bagatelle pinball.
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SPACE BUS - BANDAI - JAPANSPACE BUS - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: A large lithographed tinplate battery operated space helicopter. the boxy design in bluw, red and yellow has a formawd canopy and tailfins on the side rear. Two folding plastic rotors fit on a tin dome and are synchronised to rotate such that they overlap. Battery operated remote control gives forward and reverse movement with flashing lights.
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SPACE CAPSULE CARROUSEL - ATC - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE CARROUSEL - ATC - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Blue base, central girder tower and a tin canopy. Asahi Toy company.
Keywords: ride
SPACE GLIDER, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONGSPACE GLIDER, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONG
Description: Photo picture box of the Space Glider. See art box version.
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SPACE GLIDER, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONGSPACE GLIDER, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONG
Description: Century 21 – plastic battery operated space jet. It has mystery bump ‘n’ go action, a clear cockpit, flashing tail- lights and a frontal antenna. The rear light housing doubles as the on- off switch. Colour variations exist – grey and orange. The jet noise is way out. On the base of the vehicle appears the diamond with M and R initials inside it. The box is triangular. There are two versions, the art version and a later picture box. It comes in 2 parts - thin card lid and thicker card base. The 'Star Features' are ' Battery operated, Bump'n go action, jet sound effects, tail light, nose antenna'. The standard 'Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Toys Limited' appears on the lid. The Captain badge and Manual are shown as being inside. Unusually, the full badge list appears including the astronaut. The cover and side artwork shows a wonderfully painted white, red and blue craft gliding through space. The operating instructions appear on the two long sides depicting the battery and switch positions.
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SPACE MERRY-GO-ROUND WITH SPACE CAPSULES - ATC - JAPANSPACE MERRY-GO-ROUND WITH SPACE CAPSULES - ATC - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Bell. Blue base, central girder tower and a yellow tin canopy. The space capsules are fitted with large celluloid propellors which turn when the toy runs. Asahi Toy Company. Virtually identical to the Space Capsule Carousel version but without a flag.
Keywords: ride
SPACE PATROL PLANE - MAKER? - ENGLANDSPACE PATROL PLANE - MAKER? - ENGLAND
Description: Red lithographed tin wind up airplane with space detailing. The name and the copious space litho lift this firmly into the space toy category. Marked Space Patrol on the wings. There is a deliberate use of Dan Dare style graphics.
Keywords: airplane
SPACE PATROL WALKIE TALKIE - RANDALL - ENGLANDSPACE PATROL WALKIE TALKIE - RANDALL - ENGLAND
Description: Plastic and string toy. Merit
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SPACE ROCKET RIDE - BLOMER AND SCHULER - WEST GERMANYSPACE ROCKET RIDE  - BLOMER AND SCHULER - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin windup carousel roundabout ride with four rockets. Litho detailing of a fairground. Each rocket has a different color and carries one or two passengers. Box carries no title. Wind up rise and fall action as the arms holding the rockets move over an undulating tin base. Elephant logo, West Germany 1950s
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SPACE ROCKET SR-1007 - MAKER? - JAPANSPACE ROCKET SR-1007 - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin friction rocket with jet plane styling. Blue, red and yellow. Delta wing. Japan. Maker?
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SPACE SATELLITE STATION - MARX - ENGLANDSPACE SATELLITE STATION - MARX - ENGLAND
Description: Marx Great Britain - English box version of the SPACE SATELLITES WITH LAUNCHING SITE AND ROCKET. Tin space station with launching flying saucers and spring loaded rocket.
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SPACE SATELLITES WITH LAUNCHING SITE AND ROCKET - MARX - USASPACE SATELLITES WITH LAUNCHING SITE AND ROCKET - MARX - USA
Description: Lithographed tin launch sattion with crank powered spinners, large oval antenna and the spring loaded rocket. This is a variation of the Space Satellites with Launching Station
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SPACE SATELLITES WITH LAUNCHING STATION - MARX - USASPACE SATELLITES WITH LAUNCHING STATION - MARX - USA
Description: Tin lithographed space launch base with crank powered spinners. See the "Space Satellites with Launching Sites and Rocket" variation.
Keywords: launch station
SPACE SHIP X-100 - ASAHI ATC - JAPANSPACE SHIP X-100 - ASAHI ATC - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction space helicopter with tin rotor, three rear fins and a clear plastic forward canopy. Marked Space Ship X-100. A variation of the ATC space helicopter. ATC Asahi, but box carries an EO in a diamond logo. Other boxes carry an LEOA, or no logo. Date?
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SPACE SHUTTLE HELICOPTER, JAPANESE BOX - ATC? - JAPANSPACE SHUTTLE HELICOPTER, JAPANESE BOX - ATC? - JAPAN
Description: Japanese market version of the friction powered tin lithographed spaceship with spaceman under a plastic screen. Tin rotor spins. Asahi Japan. As usual the box art depicts a slightly different model than that in the box - the serial number and litho detail is different. XY-07 XZ-7
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SPACE TARGETSPACE TARGET
Description: Tinplate target with space scene.
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SPACE TRIP - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE TRIP - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A metallic blue lithographed tin battery operated track toy. Rotating space station lifts tin rockets and sends them around the track. When turned on and the two sided cars are placed on the top portion of the track, they race to the left where they drop and flip over transferring to the bottom inside section of the track. They then jump over a ramp and disappear into a rotating space station that rotates moving the cars to the top section to repeat the action. During operation a space sound is heard.
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SPACE TRIP STATION - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE TRIP STATION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A large lithographed tinplate control center combining battery operated and wind up drives. Electro Toy space launch station. Shoots spinners. Approx. 13.5" long. Brightly lithographed console. Lighted space scenes moving across central screen while the top dome with astronaut spins around. Plastic spinners can be launched from the wind up mechanisms at either side.
Keywords: control center console
SPACE-SATELLITE - Phillip Neidemeyer PN - WEST GERMANYSPACE-SATELLITE - Phillip Neidemeyer PN - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin wind up toy. Tin litho toy has overall size of 4x13x5.5" tall. 1960s by Niedermeier, Western Germany. Center unit of the toy which has lever is domed globe showing continents along with large images of a jet plane and ocean liner. Attached to this by rods are a 3.5" long spaceship and 2" diameter satellite both featuring images of the Sputnik 2 dog Laika at windows. Toy works and spins to give appearance of the spacecraft rotating the Earth.
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SPUTNIK II LAIKA MONEY BANKSPUTNIK II LAIKA MONEY BANK
Description: Brightly lithoed tin money bank. Globe on stand. Laika, the first dog in space, is pictured. Probably c1958
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SPUTNIK THE MAGNETIC SATELLITE - MAKER? - JAPANSPUTNIK THE MAGNETIC SATELLITE - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op spinning toy. Central globe holds batteries. Magnetic satellites spin around the outer track, lit by power from the center.
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STRATO-COPTER - VERSION 2 - HUKI - WEST GERMANYSTRATO-COPTER - VERSION 2 - HUKI - WEST GERMANY
Description: German, 1950s, tinplate wind up toy. Helicopter orbits with flying saucer around a central tower on a building rather than just a tower. Excellent box art. HK-560 on helicopter corresponds with serial number on box art. Helicopter has separate wind up motor for its rotor. See box other version. Stratocopter
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STRATO-COPTER MZ-560 - HUKI? - WEST GERMANYSTRATO-COPTER MZ-560 - HUKI? - WEST GERMANY
Description: German, 1950s, tinplate wind up toy. Helicopter orbits with flying saucer around a central tower. Excellent box art. HK-560 (proably HUKI) on helicopter which has separate wind up motor for its rotor. See box other version.
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SUPER ROCKET RIDE WITH BELL - YONE - JAPANSUPER ROCKET RIDE WITH BELL - YONE - JAPAN
Description: A lithographed tinplate wind up ride consists of two rockets with vinyl headed pilots rotating vertically rather than horizontally. The rockets are attached to a metal upright which is fixed to a lithographed baseplate. A reworking of the SY/Yoneya's Jumping Rocket pressing to create this variation of the Amusement Park Rocket Ride. The rockets are marked R.45 and R.26. Both rockets have had comical faces printed on the nose. See the Amusement Park Rocket Ride. The R.26 rocket was sold separately as the Kiddy Rocket.
Keywords: ride
T.V. TOWER - ATC ASAHI - JAPANT.V. TOWER - ATC ASAHI - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin lever action wind up tower on base. Control box with people looking out. Sputnik style satellite at the top. A lever is pulled to start the top of the tower rotating. Two airplanes orbit the tower, one marked Mars No-60 and one marked Moon. 11" 28cm tall. There are at least three versions of this toy. Top left and bottom left: the Tokyo Tower versions with two slightly different bases. The Tokyo Tower has the distinctive red and white bands of color. It is probable that this toy was designed as a Tokyo souvenir then reworked for the west. Top right, Eiffel Tower version with distinctive girder lithography and French scenes on the base.
Keywords: ride
TERRA LUNA with antenna - Technofix - WEST GERMANYTERRA LUNA with antenna - Technofix - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin windup track toy. Circa 1953. Early version of the toy that has two satellites spinning in circles as two 1.75" long tin cars are shot around the track. Beautifully litho'd toy has illustrations of space ships on both sides. Image Smith House Auctions
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Terra Lune No 262 Meteor Express - Technofix - WEST GERMANYTerra Lune No 262 Meteor Express - Technofix - WEST GERMANY
Description: Highly lithoed track toy. Two versions, one with additional spinning rocket antenna
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THE SATELLITE TRACKING STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPANTHE SATELLITE TRACKING STATION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Large red lithographed tinplate battery operated tracking station. Behind the screen is a model Earth with an orbiting satellite. Morse button. Rotating antenna. Detachable pylon with light. Console. One of the three Masudaya space toys using this distinctive pressing: DISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATION EXPLORER AND VANGUARD TRACKING STATION THE SATELLITE TRACKING STATION
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TICK TACK EXPRESS - Phillip Neidemeyer (PN) - WEST GERMANYTICK TACK EXPRESS - Phillip Neidemeyer (PN) - WEST GERMANY
Description: Tin wind up track toy. Two wind up cars travel from end to end via a central Station. Technofix style. Space graphics on the box, not on the toy. Borderline space toy.
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TWIRLY WHIRLY ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPANTWIRLY WHIRLY ROCKET RIDE  - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op fairground ride with spinning capsules. 13.5. Rockets spin & light as they rise. Bell. 1957
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TWIRLY WHIRLY ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPANTWIRLY WHIRLY ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A light blue lithographed tn battery operated fairground ride. Circa 1960. Two red, yellow and blue rockets are on either side of a central beam and spin and light as they twirl around the tripod mounted tower. A bell rings. See also the Coney Island variation. Image Smith House Auction
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TWO-STAGE ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD VERSION 1 - NOMURA - JAPANTWO-STAGE ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD  VERSION 1 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launching station. This is the rarer light blue version with a "flatter" finish than the slightly raised litho of the purple version. There are no rocket holder clamps and the litho on the launcher top and base is different. The plate at the bottom of the launcher also has a different shape. The main difference is the crank handle attached at the front and the presence of an additional button on the launch tube. The crank is used to start the launch sequence mechanically. The later version is started by simply pushing the rocket down. The handle folds flat for storage in the box. It is assumed that this is an earlier version which was unnecessarily complex and dearer to make. The box is believed to be the same.
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TWO-STAGE ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, VERSION 2 - NOMURA - JAPANTWO-STAGE ROCKET LAUNCHING PAD, VERSION 2 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op rocket launching station. This is the more common light purple version. In this version the rocket is pressed into the silo manually, instead of crank action loader. The launching function is automatically started (battery operated) after pushing down the "launcher" part. A countdown sequence begins, the controller pulls levers, then the rocket launches. This version has extra rockets mounted around the firing tube. Some examples still retain a direction arrow at the point where the crank handle of the earlier version would have been. The earliest sighting of this, the more common version, is in the 1960 Higbee Company catalog. Marked Jupiter on the side. There is a less common green litho version, the Rocket Launching Station.
Keywords: launch station
UNIVERSE TRAVELLER - Masudaya - JAPANUNIVERSE TRAVELLER - Masudaya - JAPAN
Description: Litho'd tin wind up track toy. Simple clockwork mechanism lifts the track and allows the cars to roll from end to end. An antenna rotates. The same design of toy also appeared as the Dragon Ride circa 1952/3.
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UNIVERSE TRAVELLER - MASUDAYA - JAPANUNIVERSE TRAVELLER - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Wind up tin track toy. Brightly lithoed tin. Two tin rockets move along Technofix style as the wind up mechanism raises and lowers the track. Large rotating antenna.
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VOYAGE A LA LUNE - JOUSTRA - FRANCEVOYAGE A LA LUNE - JOUSTRA - FRANCE
Description: Tin wind up space ride with three rockets orbiting the Moon on a blue lithographed base. Eccentric movement of the Moon allows the rockets to rise and fall as they orbit. Chains hold the rockets in position. French 1950s
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WALKIE TALKIES - Remco - USAWALKIE TALKIES - Remco - USA
Description: Plastic electronic set.
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WALKIE TALKIES - REMCO - USAWALKIE TALKIES - REMCO - USA
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X-15 ROCKET TRANSPORTER - STRENCO - WEST GERMANYX-15 ROCKET TRANSPORTER - STRENCO - WEST GERMANY
Description: Military green tin friction? six wheel rocket launching truck with red plastic X-15 rocket. Launch ramp elevates and fires rocket. Germany 1950s
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ZOOMING SATELLITE - GAMA - WEST GERMANYZOOMING SATELLITE - GAMA - WEST GERMANY
Description: An unusual lithographed tin wind up space toy comprising a tin Earth globe sitting on a metal tripod. A satellite, or plastic ball, is attached to the globe and the whole assembly spins. The satellite starts next to the Earth then moves away to its full extent then returns. I'm not aware of any other space toy that has anything like this action. This appears as item number 825 in the 1958 Gama catalog.
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008 LASER ROBOT - DAIYA - JAPAN008 LASER ROBOT - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate friction robot. Inertia crank action. The robot has a boxy design. The head has a slightly angled face with a red plastic dome on the top. The winder on the back is turned to generate the walking action. Loose grey plastic arms. The robot has a masked or Racoon or face; a prototype is known without this mask. First seen in the 1968 Lewis Galoob Toy Catalog. The first box has a picture of the robot destroying a city: a feature that harks back to the early robots. The later box is a plainer window box. The earliest version currently dates back to the Daiya catalog for 1967, though the face of the robot has a unique design: a target-like set of circles between the eyes.
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1.9.3 ROBOT - MAKER? - JAPAN1.9.3 ROBOT - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: A white plastic barrel shaped robot with blue plastic feet. Battery operated. The robot has a boy-like face and carreie a walkie talkie. Red heart logo on chest. Japanese market box. 193 Maker?
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2-XL ROBOT - MEGO - USA2-XL ROBOT - MEGO - USA
Description: Plastic battery op electronic robot game. Designed as an educational toy, hence "To Excel". Talking. Static games toy robot comes with a series of audio tapes. Originally marketed in the 1980s by the Mego Toy Corporation. Later upgraded and re-introduced by Tiger Electronics in the 1990s.
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ACROBAT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANACROBAT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with tumbling action. Lighted eyes. Bump and go. The earliest sighting to date is in the "Japan 1981" catalog where it is called the Acrobatic Robot. There are two Acrobat robots: yellow and chrome. Yellow is described as new in the 1980 Horikawa catalog and chrome is new in the 1981 catalog.
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ACROBOT - TOMY - JAPANACROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Repackaging of a range of small wind up plastic stepover tumbling robots by Tomy. Chrome silver. Blister carded. see Pocketbot
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ACROBOT - TOMY - JAPANACROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Very small plastic windup robots. The long arms produce a tumbling action. Made by Tomy for Parker.
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ACROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANACROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op tumbling robot. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as the light in his head blinks. Adjustable arms and legs-put him in the position you want. Acrobat There are two color variations: a darker blue version with blue feet and a lighter blue with yellow feet or red feet. Pictured are a dark blue version in a Japanese box and lighter blue in an English box. An interesting note: the yellow feet are much larger than the red feet, presumably to improve stability. The yellow version also has a slightly different internal structure and looks as though it is a later reworking of the design. Appears in the Yonezawa catalog for 1968. 29cm FT#25
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ACTION ROBOT - SOMA - HONG KONGACTION ROBOT - SOMA - HONG KONG
Description: It's the huge ears missiles that give this robot its distinctive look. White plastic battery operated pedestal robot (no feet, just wheels). Shoots missiles from those head mounted launchers. There's a large stippled chest plate that has a colored light effect. Rotates. Bump and go. Based on the Yonezawa Space Explorer design. See also the Warrior designs.
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ACTION ROBOT INVADER - HONG KONGACTION ROBOT INVADER - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with rotating action, opening doors in chest and shooting guns. Black plastic with yellow hands, feet and chest detailing. This reworking of the Kamco Cosmos Robot has had a pair of missile firing ears added - the same design as seen on the SH Missile Robot. 1980s
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ALADDINIO - ESTRELA - BRAZILALADDINIO - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Plastic robot with long arms. Comes in a red window box. Push along toy, the large red plastic wheels at the feet makes the antenna turn and the eyes move in an hypnotizing wavy motion. Decal detail on chest. Box? The robot has the same basic body as Percival and Ar-Tur both by Estrela so this is probably by the same company.
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ALIEN ZEROID -ALIEN ZEROID -
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ANSWER GAME ROBOT, 3 lever - ICHIDA - JAPANANSWER GAME ROBOT, 3 lever - ICHIDA - JAPAN
Description: This version only has three levers. This corresponds with the original box artwork and is probably the earlier version. It appears that a fourth lever, marked A, was added later to resolve problems with lock up - it acts as a reset lever. First sighted on the cover of the Western Auto Christmas Catalog, 1966 - it's only a line drawing, but it's there.
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ANSWER GAME ROBOT, 4 lever - ICHIDA - JAPANANSWER GAME ROBOT, 4 lever - ICHIDA - JAPAN
Description: The box art shows three levers. The robot depicted here has a fourth lever. The robot is often marked AMICO, the name of the distributor.
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ANSWERMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGANSWERMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Red plastic robot with green feet and blue arms. The robot has a clear plastic head containing three colored balls. Shoots a red spinner from its head. Pulling a lever on the side turns a roller on the chest that gives a yes or no answer. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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APOLLO 2000 - HORIKAWA FOR DURHAM - JAPANAPOLLO 2000 - HORIKAWA FOR DURHAM - JAPAN
Description: Blue and red tin battery op Attacking Martian based on Rotate-O-Matic body. Silver fly eyes, guns behind doors in chest. The box does not carry the SH logo. There are two versions of the Apollo 2000: The first one was made for Tarheel Industries. It has all tin doors, a green switch and deep doors - ones with a pronounced ridge. The second version was made for Durham Industries. It has a red switch, and litho metal doors on plastic. As these robots have no SH logo they probably don’t appear in Horikawa catalogs. Apollo 2000 has already been dated to 1969 in a Western Auto Christmas catalog. The Super Robot version with red eyes and more litho detailing on the doors has been sighted in 1972.
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APOLLO 2000X WALKING ASTRONAUT - HIRO - JAPANAPOLLO 2000X WALKING ASTRONAUT - HIRO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up astronaut. Made for Mego. The legs are "solid" with a shuffling walk unlike the flat stepover style of the other Hiro robots. See Cap't Astro, which shares the same body, head, astronaut face and arms, though the spark panel has been replaced by a litho panel.
Keywords: Hiro xrobot
APOLLO SPACEMAN - MORTOYS - HONG KONGAPOLLO SPACEMAN - MORTOYS - HONG KONG
Description: This is one of the popular robots with transparent bodies revealing visible gear mechanisms. In this case it is a plastic battery operated astronaut with orange legs, white arms and a boy's face inside a white space helmet. Walking action with turning gears and flashing lights. There are several variations of this popular design. The visible gears consist of one large ring gear with smaller gears inside. See thru. Walks, gears turn, the head lights. Made for Mego. Date?
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APOLLO SPACEMAN VARIATIONS - MORTOYS, TAT, MEGO - HONG KONGAPOLLO SPACEMAN VARIATIONS - MORTOYS, TAT, MEGO - HONG KONG
Description: The range or Mortoy Robby style Apollo Space Man battery op plastic astronauts. Clear plastic with visible gears. Transparent. There appear to be two basic styles, the difference being the pattern of fine lines emborred lines on the chest of one type, and the plain chest of the other pressing. See-thru
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AR-TUR - ESTRELA - BRAZILAR-TUR - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Very large 60cm gold plastic battery operated remote voiced controled robot. Two versions of this huge cylindrical robot were produced: the first made a loud noise when switched on. The second version had a button on the head to turn off the sound. It's possible that the sound had proved to be too annoying. Takes four batteries. Based on the same body pressing as Percival O Genial Robot. Date?
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ASTO-ROBOT - GAKKEN - JAPANASTO-ROBOT - GAKKEN - JAPAN
Description: This is a very unusual robot. Blue plastic battery operated robot with dial details. It has a white head with red features. Red plastic cylinders on the back hold the batteries. The robot has four long arced plastic legs that descend in pairs to allow the robot to move with a shuffling motions. "Blinking light on head and two razer guns". A small yellow dome in the head lights and two recessed guns in the chest fire. The entire design is unique. Gakken produced a few space toys but this is their only robot. (so far!)
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ASTRO CAPTAIN - DAIYA - JAPANASTRO CAPTAIN - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: A rounded white plastic wind up astronaut with thin red plastic arms and oversized red plastic feet. A spark window is set into a blue tin chest plate. The astronaut robot has a very rounded gead with face detail behind a clear plastic visor. Wind up action with spark. The box depicts a lean, realistic astronaut, a far cry from the one in the box.
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ASTRO CAPTAIN - DAIYA FOR MEGO - JAPANASTRO CAPTAIN - DAIYA FOR MEGO - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tinplate wind up astronaut with plastic arms. This boxy robot has a plastic spark panel in the chest and has copious litho details of oxygen tanks and control panels. Tin domed helmet with NASA wording. The tin shoulder caps also appear in yellow with black dots . A version of this wind up robot , the KV70, appears in the Daiya 1969 catalog.
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ASTRO RADAR ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONGASTRO RADAR ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Small plastic friction drive pedestal robot with large antenna. This red plastic robot with yellow arms has a very static appearance. There's a chrome plastic chest panel and large silver rotating antenna. The selling point of this robot is its slow, long running friction motor. Window box. Hong Kong
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ASTRO SCOUT - YONEZAWA - JAPANASTRO SCOUT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction astronaut. Crank operated robot advances with walking motion. A partner of the Yonezawa X-27 Explorer. Based on a pressurised Grumman space suit (complete with large number 3 on the chest) from 1962. It's the same suit as the Moon Suit accessory pack for Matt Mason. Originals have Y logo Made in Japan printed below the 3 chest panel. Serial 3192. Frankonia importer. No firm date yet, but early 1960s.
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ASTROID ROBOT - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONGASTROID ROBOT - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic wind up Zeroid clone. One of the Sidewinder series. Rotating head and movable arms. Carded. This is a simplified version of the original Zeroid line.
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ASTROID WALKING ROBOT - ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEELASTROID WALKING ROBOT - ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEEL
Description: Small green and yellow plastic wind up robot. V shape molded into the chest. Protruding eyes. Large chrome plastic rotating antenna. Part of the Astroids range. Tarheel is the importer. Sold in a plastic display box. The design is based on the KY Radar Robot
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ASTROMAN - DUX - W GERMANYASTROMAN - DUX - W GERMANY
Description: An early classic plastic battery operated remote control robot. 1959. Advances with walking motion with a light in the chest. Functions include bending over, opening and closing arms. West Germany. The transparent green plastic components are attached to the metal chassis. The head is made of a luminous plastic. The plastic antenna is notoriously fragile. Components, particularly the clear plastic dome, are inclined to distort. The German patent for this toy was issued in 1959. The original design was for a kit robot, designed so children could take it apart. The motor was a normal wind-up, the body, arms and legs were made in plastic. At the 1960 Toy Fair in Nürnberg the robot appeared and was a flop: too expensive and too complex. The designer, Herr. Knoch made only 200 pieces. Later he made the now familiar design in plastic and this was a bestseller. Anecdotally the robot was received as a present in 1960 but the first firm dating is in a Dux catalog for 1962. See-thru
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ASTROMAN - NOMURA - JAPANASTROMAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic windup astronaut. Advances with walking motion and sparking backpack. It was intended to be a knock off of the spaceman from "2001, A Space Odyssey"; the box art of Nomura's Walking Astroman with Sparks shows a fairly serious looking astronaut and it is in fact a direct copy of a famous still from Kubrik's film. The background has changed but the pose is distinctive. Nomura decided, however, to base the design on the existing body of a wind up Tetsujin #28 and the result is an inflated comical looking astronaut with an oversized head. The Tetsujin litho has had a total overhall and there's an authentic plastic helmet with an astronaut's face. The rest is, however, the same, right down to the studded collar, cuffs and clenched rubber hands of T #28. The result is that it's fatter and misproportioned in comparison with the box illustration. The action is unmodified: a switch in the chest starts him walking while a spark mechanism operates. This astronaut has been reproduced and new colors have been introduced. On the right is the inspiration for the Nomura Astroman, "2001, A Space Odyssey". The artwork is an almost exact copy of the movie still.
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ASTRON ROBOT - SOMA - HONG KONGASTRON ROBOT - SOMA - HONG KONG
Description: The name is the most unusual feature of this robot but it is a reissue of a standard SH based rotating astronaut. Black plastic battery operated astronaut. Opening chest doors and shooting guns. Rotates. Note the creases at the knee instead of the usual molded ball joint. Cheap rotate-o-matic design. Attacking Martian style.
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ASTRONAUT - FRICTION TETSUJIN STYLE - HONG KONGASTRONAUT - FRICTION TETSUJIN STYLE - HONG KONG
Description: A delightful plastic astronaut from Hong Kong. The figure is based on a Tetsujin T28 style astronaut. He lies flat with wheels in his chest, arms extended with old fashioned pistols in each hand. On his back is a chrome jet pack and there's a Jetson style antenna on his head. Friction action. The astronaut comes dismantled in a small colorful box. Seen in red and blue versions.
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ASTRONAUT ROBOT - LUCKY STAR - TAIWANASTRONAUT ROBOT - LUCKY STAR - TAIWAN
Description: The distinguishing feature of this robot is its garish pink and blue color scheme. This is a plastic and tin battery operated Attacking Martian robot, though the box calls it an astronaut. Rotates, shooting guns behind opening doors in chest. Decal detailing. Dated 1992 on box.
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ASTRONAUT WITH RAZER - NOGUCHI - JAPANASTRONAUT WITH RAZER - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: There's a dramatic mismatch between the slender astronaut 2001 Space Odyssey style astronaut on the box and the jolly fat astronaut inside. If you look closely you'll see the "Astronout" misspelling on box. Tin wind up astronaut with spark panel and paddle feet. No antenna. "Lego" style Noguchi spark window set into the chest. Inflated Michelin Man look. Based on 'W' or Tobor style.
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ASTRONAUT, BLUE VERSION - DAIYA - JAPANASTRONAUT, BLUE VERSION - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Referred to as the Daiya Astronaut, in preference to the other astronauts by Daiya. Tin battery op. Early 1960s. (Blue version does not have the Cragstan logo). Advances with walking motion. He stops, raises his gun with lighted end and simulated firing sound and repeats the action. This is a particularly bulky tin toy. It was made in two color versions, red and blue. Besides the base color difference, the red version has slightly different litho detailing and carries the Cragstan logo. The blue version appeared in Higbee's Toys Catalog for 1966, currently the first sighting. Versions with vinyl child heads were also released.
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ASTRONAUTA - MAKER? - SPAINASTRONAUTA - MAKER? - SPAIN
Description: (Left) Tin and plastic astronaut with stepover feet. Vinyl heads. Based on the Japanese Mechanical Walking Space Patrol by Tomiyama (right).
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ATLAS EL ROBOT DEL ESPACIO HOPPING ROBOT- V2 - ARGENTINAATLAS EL ROBOT DEL ESPACIO HOPPING ROBOT- V2 - ARGENTINA
Description: A reissue of the Yone Mighty Robot Carrying Apollo. It's name translates as "Space Robot". The small lithographed tin and plastic hopping robot is pulling along a vinyl rocket with more paper decals than the original. The maker's logo is V2. Argentina.
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ATOM ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANATOM ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up/inertia crank action skirted robot. Bump and go mystery action. Loose swinging arms. There are two distinct body variations, one with a silver color and one is silver blue. In addition the are two eye colors: red eye and yellow eye. There is possibly also a green eye. An example has been found with what looks like a possible sound clicker mechanism inside, but no working version has yet been established. The first sighting is in Western Auto Christmas Catalog for 1964.
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ATOMIC ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANATOMIC ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up robot. Known as the Rotational Robot because of the distinctive turning of the top half of the body. The robot waddles as pins extend from the base. It has loose plastic arms. Two guns are attached to the shoulders. A slot in the chest serves no purpose, but the box art suggests it is a death ray. There is an odd skull-like face beneath the outer head structure. Pin-foot The Atom Robot first appeared in the Yonezawa catalog for 1968 where it is described as a new item with the item number 819.
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ATOMIC ROBOT MAN - CK? - JAPANATOMIC ROBOT MAN - CK? - JAPAN
Description: Occupied Japan, though the box does not carry the wording. Tin wind up robot with pin feet. The first post-war robot. Two versions exist: a tin arm version (1) and one with cast metal arms (2). There are color variations (3) but these may reflect the vagaries of tinplate lithography rather than intentional releases. The brown color can vary between a rich nut brown and the more familiar grey-brown. Fading of the paint can also lead to supposed variations, often with a greenish hue. The first sighting is the Miles Kimball catalog for 1949. The tin arm version is pictured in the 1949 catalog. A cast arm version was available at the New York Science Fiction Conference in 1950. (4) It was stamped on the back with details of the conference. One version of the box carries the 1949 date (5). The maker has not been established yet though the CK company is a strong contender. This robot bears a stylistic similarity to the pre-war Lilliput robot. The lozenge shoes, the pin feet and the lithographic detailing have prompted speculation about the connection between them.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The more common small / ordinary sized head on a 9 inch tin and plastic battery operated fly eye robot. Robot walks forward, stops then fires lit up guns which pop out from chest. Straight legs. Second generation. Two litho versions are known: the earlier one with a grey surround to the chest and a later gold edged version. The grey was new in 1972 and sold with the English and Japanese boxes. The gold version was new in the 1977 Horikawa catalog, art no 5037.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is a silver astronaut version of the original classic large tin battery operated Attacking Martian. It has the identical action: walking, opening doors, firing guns and flashing lights. The box art is a powerful depiction of the robots attacking. This robot has a black plastic battery box and the thick tin arms. The astronaut version in brown was also sold as the Space Patrol: the box is identical except for the wording.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN BIG HEAD- HORIKAWA- JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN BIG HEAD- HORIKAWA- JAPAN
Description: The "big head" version of the small 9 inch tin and plastic fly eye robot. The body has slightly different litho. The head is appreciably larger with red fly eyes. This head is unusual in that it is plastic with a tin face which is held on with screws. It is no bigger than the 11" Attacking Martian but looks oversized on the smaller Attacking Martian. This is a later version than the ordinary head. Robot walks forward, stops then fires lit up guns which pop out from chest. Straight legs (they don't narrow at the top).
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ATTACKING MARTIAN GOLD - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN GOLD - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Made in Japan by Horikawa trademark 'SH', 1960's first version all tin plate in gold. Battery operated walking action, chest doors open and two cannons pop out flashing with gun noise. Robot version of the Horikawa Attacking Martian. First generation. This battery operated robot came in an an iconic red box with graphics showing many Attacking Martians falling from the sky. Earliest versions have large tin arms and and the white tin battery box and gold metal chest panel. It is assumed that for economy Horikawa later switched to using a black plastic battery box. These version have the thick tin arms. One version came in a box with a 'Telsalda' importers label on the lid, who are better known for importing plastic toys and general items into the UK from Hong Kong. - 29cm
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ATTACKING MARTIAN LIGHTED EYE MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN LIGHTED EYE MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated robot with fly eyes and firing guns behind opening chest doors. This version has red fly eyes that light uo. This Attacking Martian has distinctive circular decorations (medallions) on the door instead of the green plastic windows. The box art is a later type depicting a giant robot being attacked by jet planes. This body top was used as the basis (or vice versa) of the Space Commander Tank Robot.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN LONG ARM MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN LONG ARM MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated robot with fly eyes and firing guns behind opening chest doors. Featuring in the Aldens 1971 catalog where it is called the Mighty Mechanical Walking Robot. The original Attacking Martian has had some changes: long plastic arms and distinctive circular decorations on the door instead of the green plastic windows. The Aldens catalog version shows a robot with the more usual closed tin arms, not the open Busy Cart arms seen here. This body top was used as the basis (or vice versa?) of the Space Commander Tank Robot. Are the arms original? Box details?
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ATTACKING MARTIAN WITH LIGHTED EYES VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN WITH LIGHTED EYES VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A standard tin battery operated Attacking Martian robot with lights added to the head to create a glowing red eye effect. The box artwork is the English wording box which has been altered to illustrate the effect. "With Lighted Eyes" wording has been added to all panels. Battery op with walking action, opening doors and shooting guns in the chest. Three versions shown - Top: Brown version, English box. Middle: Silver version, English box. Bottom: Brown version, Japanese box. It is not clear if the lighted eye was available in gold. No firm date though it is a later version than the original Attacking Martian.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN, JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN, JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op fly eyes robot with guns behind chest doors. Japanese box with unique artwork. First generation. First generation.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN, MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN, MEDALLION VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated robot with fly eyes and firing guns behind opening chest doors. This version featured in the Aldens 1971 catalog where it is called the Mighty Mechanical Walking Robot. The original Attacking Martian has distinctive circular decorations (medallions) on the door instead of the green plastic windows. The box art is the firtst type descending robots on a red background. This body top was used as the basis (or vice versa) of the Space Commander Tank Robot.
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ATTACKING MARTIAN, SILVER - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN, SILVER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Robot version of the Horikawa Attacking Martian. First generation. This battery operated robot came in an an iconic red box with graphics showing many Attacking Martians falling from the sky. Earliest versions have large tin arms and and the white tin battery box and silver metal chest panel. Some have a red metal chest panel. It is assumed that for economy Horikawa later switched to using a black plastic battery box. These version have the thick tin arms. Known combinations of the silver version@ Large tin hands, tin battery box, silver chest panel. Large tin hands, tin battery box, red chest panel, Thick tin hands, plastic battery box, silver chest panel
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ATTACKING MARTIAN, THREE COLOURS - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING MARTIAN, THREE COLOURS - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The 3 colour versions of the 1960's 1st type non-rotating battery operated Attacking Martian robot - Brown silver gold in order of rarity - gold being the hardest to find - Made in Japan - mostly tin plate metal with green plastic inserts in chest doors. Earliest have white painted metal battery compartment later changed to plastic. Earlier ones also have a translucent green pointed switch. An easy way to spot the difference between early and later is the tapering of the arm/hand on later ones, as can be seen on the gold version -
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ATTACKING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANATTACKING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery operated robot with three chrome plastic smoking guns set into a tin chest plate that move in and out. The first sighting of the Attacking Robot is in the 1984 Horikawa catalog, and in the Alps catalog for the same year. Alps are evidently the importer. The robot is very close in design to the Space Fighter. Photo box marks a change from artwork to the cheaper photo box.
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BAM-BO - ESTRELA - BRAZILBAM-BO - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Round body (Type 1) Karate Robot variation. Brazilian plastic battery op robot. Tumbling acrobat action. See also the Silver Warrior. There are a wide range of versions achieved by the use of different body, leg and arm colors and by the use of decals. Two box versions shown.
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BANCOMATICO ROBOT BANK - MAKER? - MEXICOBANCOMATICO ROBOT BANK - MAKER? - MEXICO
Description: A range of soft plastic money boxes loosely modelled on the large Alps robots. Made for the Banco Nacional de Mexico. Marked BNM in the chest. Two versions shown. The circular cutout in the head is for coins. Date?
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BANK DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGBANK DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Green plastic robot with red feet and blue head. Has a combination safe in his chest. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging. Believed to be prototype only until this example was posted on Alphadrome.
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BATMAN - BANDAI - JAPANBATMAN - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: This is a rarely seen tin battery operated version of Batman character robot. The silver and blue toy is smaller than the Nomura copy and the vinyl head has a more childlike appearance. In the chest is a lighted Batman logo and there's a blue vinyl cape. Walks, lighting logo in chest. The box has a DC Comics cartoon style graphic of Batman. Released for the Japanese market c1966.
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BATMAN - LUSIA - ARGENTINABATMAN - LUSIA - ARGENTINA
Description: An eccentric and rarely seen tin wind up Batman figure from Argentina. Felt hood and cape. Lusia made Batman and Superman figures in the late 1960s. There is a lever on the feet that switches from forward to backward movement (ratchets in the feet are allowed to move forward or backward). The wheels in the feet are cast iron. Lusia used a variety of Schuco pressing from the 1930s to the 1960s, though there is no Scuhco equivalent of this figure. 16cm
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BATMAN - NOMURA - JAPANBATMAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: The Nomura Batman is definitely not a rare robot, but it appeals to a wide range of collectors: robot, Batman, battery ops, tin toys etc and this accounts for its value. Light and dark blue tin and vinyl battery operated superhero. Lighted vinyl head. Circa 1966. Advances with walking motion and swinging arms as his head lights. He has a blue cloth cape fastened to his chest with a small yellow bat shaped clip. The cape has a Batman logo screen printed in the center. Some boxes sold in UK, carry a Fairylight distributor's sticker. There are currenty three known variations: the standard blue with a closed mouth, the standard blue with a wide grin and the red body version. There is no substance to claims about rare back to front feet versions: they are all the same. Image courtesy Bat-Blog
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BATMAN ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPANBATMAN ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: A very rare Batman toy from Bandai. This is a rather odd depiction of Batman, far removed from the 1966 Adam West look: the structure is vinyl on a metal framework. The lean looking body is grey with blue trunks, gloves, and feet. Batman has a broad utility belt and a logo on his chest. The blue cloth cape has Japanese characters. Wind up walking action with moving arms. Box?
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BATMAN ROBOT - TADA - JAPANBATMAN ROBOT - TADA - JAPAN
Description: When Tada decided to make a Batman toy they had a suitable pressing available. The result is this light blue tin wind up robot. The distinctive feature of the toy is the length of the legs and the wide stance: this gives the toy a waddling walk. There's a vinyl head and a cloth cape. Made for the Japanese market. The artwork is close to the 1960s comic style. Marked Tada. c1966
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BATTERY OPERATED HIGH-WHEEL ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANBATTERY OPERATED HIGH-WHEEL ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Blue tin battery operated remote control robot series 5023. 10" 25cm Walks with lighted chest and head. Six visible turning plastic gears. Plastic hands. A wire antenna with a loop slides through the backpack. The legs and hands are the same as used on the Planet Robot. KO logo and Made in Japan on backpack, the same as the black versions High-wheel Robot. The remote control battery holder is a rather flimsy blue plastic which often loses the small molded catches that keep it closed. This 6 gear, battery operated remote control, blue color variation of this robot was produced by Yoshiya and released in 1965 (it features in a 1965 Yoshiya Catalog). The same gear configuration was used for one of the wind up versions.
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BATTERY OPERATED ROBOT aka TARGET ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANBATTERY OPERATED ROBOT aka TARGET ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: It's actually just ROBOT on the box, so it has acquired the nickname Target Robot. It was the last member of the gang of five to be manufactured and sold in 1965. It has the Masudaya catalog number #3357 The planned but unproduced Shooting Giant Robot was the prototype for Target Robot in 1963/64. It was featured in the Masudaya catalog dated 1963-1964 and the catalog # is 3357, the same number as Target Robot. (Joe K.) The old fashioned grey plastic pistol is an authenticated gun for this robot. Frequently a more modern looking tin automatic gun is shown: it might be later variation or a makeshift. Gang of Five tin battery op skirted robot. This robot has a two motors. CHRONOLOGY: 1958 - Radicon Robot - #???? - FAO Schwarz Catalog 1960 - Non-Stop (Lavender) Robot - #3058 - FAO Schwarz Catalog 1961/62 - Giant Machine Man - #3058 - Catalog Documentation pending 1963 - Giant Sonic (Train) Robot - #3223 - L.A. Times Ad 1963/64 - Shooting Giant Robot - #3357 - Masudaya Catalog 1965 - (Target) Robot - # 3357 - Marshall Fields Christmas Catalog
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BATTERY OPERATED ROBOT, ZOOMER - NOMURA - JAPANBATTERY OPERATED ROBOT, ZOOMER - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1956. Advances with walking motion as his eyes light. TN Coiled spring antenna on the head. Not strictly a Zoomer: the box is a one-off promoting this unique color scheme. But in all other respects it's a typical Zoomer. This version also appeared in a "regular" Zoomer box. Version 4: Blue face and body, red hands and feet Rare box variation depicts this color combination (apart from the ears). Zoomer Family 20cm FT#28
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BIG LOU - MARX - USABIG LOU - MARX - USA
Description: Plastic battery op. Multiple action robot with the following functions - blows whistle, squirts water, eyes light and flash, voice with phrases, fires darts, rings bell, sends Morse code, fires balls, fires rockets and bends. Includes two darts, two rockets, three balls, whistle and the grenade. Image Smith House Auctions
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BIG MACHINE No 24 - YONEZAWA - JAPANBIG MACHINE No 24 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic friction robot, red body, blue legs. Squat design with head incorporated in body. Horns. Gripping hands. Japanese market release. Date? c1980s
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BILLY BLASTOFF - ELDON/TOMY - JAPANBILLY BLASTOFF - ELDON/TOMY - JAPAN
Description: A small, squat white plastic astronaut with a large domed helmet. Billy has a backpack that holds the batteries that power him. Designed as part of the Billy Blastoff equipment range, the robot can combine interact with other pieces. Japanese and English box versions. The trim details on the body can vary. Produced by Tomy for Eldon.
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BILLY BLASTOFF'S ROBBIE ROBOT - ELDON/TOMY - JAPANBILLY BLASTOFF'S ROBBIE ROBOT - ELDON/TOMY - JAPAN
Description: A small blue plastic battery operated robot with grey arms and legs. Backpack holds batteries. Provides power for vehicles. Rotating oval plastic antenna. (The antenna is the one used on early toys such as the M-27) Accessories include a TV ray gun and walkie talkie. 1969 Made by Tomy for Eldon
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BLINK-A-GEAR ROBOT - TAIYO - JAPANBLINK-A-GEAR ROBOT - TAIYO - JAPAN
Description: The Blink-A-Gear appears in the 1969 FAO Schwarz Toys Catalog and a Gamble-Aldens Christmas catalog for the same year. Walks with moving gears and flashing lights. Plasic arms, feet and legs. This is a reworking of the 1967 Wheel-A-Gear robot: the rubber pulley has been replaced with meshing plastic gears and the metal antenna has been removed. In addition the relatively complex moving eye feature has been removed, so the eyes are fixed. There is a light in the head that illuminates the eyes and the top dome. There is a similarity between the Taiyo robots and the Yoshiya High Wheels. Though Yoshiya and Taiyo were separate companies they probably shared projects. The Blink-A-Gear appears in an undated Yoshiya catalog. 28cm A version of the box with the KO logo is known.
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BOXER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGBOXER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Red plastic robot with blue feet, black arms and red head. Has a decal face of a boxer with a black eye. Decal with BOXER on the chest. The two buttons on his head control his arms to create a boxing action. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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BRAIN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGBRAIN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Green plastic robot with red feet and blue head. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging. This robot was designed to fit inside the large King Ding obot.
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BUCK ROGERS ROBOT - PROTOTYPE - USABUCK ROGERS ROBOT - PROTOTYPE - USA
Description: Static tin robot. Details? This largely undocumented robot is potentially one of the earliest on record. It is clearly based on the Buck Rogers robot and may date from the 1930s.. Tinplate. If you have any more information I would love to hear it.
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BUSY CART ROBOT - SUZUGEN FOR HORIKAWA - JAPANBUSY CART ROBOT - SUZUGEN FOR HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A brightly lithographed tin and plastic battery operated. Yellow body with black arms and legs. This imaginative robot advances with walking motion as he raises, shakes and dumps his cart wheelbarrow. It is stylistically a natural companion to the Fork Lift Robot. The basic frame is that of the large battery op Horikawa robots, though the yellow box shaped chest is structurally simpler with considerable litho detailing. A prototype appeared in a catalog in 1972. The prototype was based on a New Fighting Robot (1971). The model that went into production was significantly different, possibly because a different manufacturer, Suzugen, was used. There are a number of variations of this robot: Three cart versions: a prototype tin one, a production tin one and the more usual plastic one pictured here. Three hat versions: 1 Arguably the earliest - a ribbed hat. 2 A plain hat, narrow brim with black stripes and Japanese writing on it (the name of Japanese construction company) 3 A plain hat with a wider brim A red hat versions exist, though this is probably transplanted from the Fork Lift Robot. Two leg variations: a plain leg and a leg with considerable knee litho detail Two feet variations: The usual short foot shown here, and a longer foot that probably was designed for the Fork Lift Robot There are other minor variations. This can add up to quite a range of versions.
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BUSY CART ROBOT, PROTOTYPE - HORIKAWA - JAPANBUSY CART ROBOT, PROTOTYPE - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Featured in the 1972 Horikawa catalog. This robot is based on the body of a New Fighting Robot (1971). The model that went into production was significantly different, possibly because a different manufacturer, Suzugen, was used. Horikawa subcontracted production to a number of companies.
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BUSY CART ROBOT, TIN CART VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANBUSY CART ROBOT, TIN CART VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This version of the Busy Cart has a tin cart, possibly the first versions. The hat is the ribbed one. The diameter of the cart handle is slightly smaller than that of the plastic cart. The dating of the Busy Cart remains unclear.
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BUZZER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANBUZZER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tin battery op Circa 1957. Advances with bump n' go action and lighted eyes and dome light. Based on the Directional Robot and carrying the chest plate design of the later Yonezawa skirted robots. Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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CANDY CONTAINER ROBOT - JAPANCANDY CONTAINER ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Static plastic candy boxes. Red and blue versions known.
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CAP'T ASTRO SPACE MAN - PROBABLY BY HIRO FOR MEGOCAP'T ASTRO SPACE MAN - PROBABLY BY HIRO FOR MEGO
Description: For MEGO. Tin and plastic wind up astronaut. Captain Astro wording on chest. Stepover. Hong Kong. This robot is very similar to the Apollo 2000-X by Hiro and shares most of its comnponents except for the stepover feet and the litho panel instead of a spark window.
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CAPTAIN RADAR SELF WALKING SPACE MAN - BALL MFG - USACAPTAIN RADAR SELF WALKING SPACE MAN - BALL MFG - USA
Description: Hard plastic pull along ramp walker astronaut. Separate clear dome. 6" 15cm. An egg shaped weight is attached by string to the spaceman and pulls him along a tabletop. Bagged with header card. Available in several colors.
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CAPTAIN THE ROBOT - MTU - KOREACAPTAIN THE ROBOT - MTU - KOREA
Description: Tin and plastic wind up. Korean MTU Company. Walks slowly with spark in chest. Copy of earlier Japanese "Robot Captain". Stepover feet.
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CATERPILLAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANCATERPILLAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A very unusual later Yonezawa robot. This blue plastic battery operated robot has an odd, angular body with plastic panels, red arms and a large rotating chrome plastic antenna on its head. The drive mechanism comprises two sets of caterpillar tracks that are hinged together. This combination presumably gave the robot better obstacle climbing capabilities.
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CHANGE MAN ROBOT - MARUMIYA/METAL HOUSE - JAPANCHANGE MAN ROBOT - MARUMIYA/METAL HOUSE - JAPAN
Description: Large lithographed tinplate remote control battery operated robot. It advances with walking motion. The plastic molded dinosaur head opens to reveal a vinyl boy's head. Lights and noise. No box was produced, though examples are "Change Man" written on the top. Of mixed vintage, this large lithographed tinplate robot has an unusual history: it appears that it was a planned release that only reached an early stage in the process. Parts were manufactured but were not assembled. The parts remained at the Metal House factory for many years. In the 1980s a number were made up. Over the years more have appeared using original old parts mixed with new components. Similarities have been pointed out between this robot and the Daiya Cragstan Astronaut: in particular the legs look to be identical - notice the slight flare where the leg enters the foot. A red - purple headed prototype of this robot (which is little more than a test run) is known. The Metal House company still have (at 2012) access to unused components from the original run and are releasing the remaining "sleeper" robots in as yet undetermined numbers.
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CHEF DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGCHEF DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic robot with blue feet and red CHEF decal on chest.arms. Blue hat. A salt shaker is fitted into one arm and by pressing the hat there is a shaking action. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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CHICO ROBOT - UNIQUER - BRAZILCHICO ROBOT - UNIQUER  - BRAZIL
Description: They don't come stranger than this odd plastic robot from Brazil. The shape defies desctiption but there's bagatelle game in the chest, a bucket shaped head and a pair of pen tops for arms. Date?
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CHIEF ROBOTMAN - YOSHIYA - JAPANCHIEF ROBOTMAN - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op robot. Advances with bump and go mystery action as his head turns, eyes light and antennas spin. KO skirt. This robot appeared in two color versions: grey and light blue. In addition the arms are usually tin, but plastic arm versions exist. The fact that it had a long production run may account for the variations, particularly the introduction of the plastic arms. This must have proven to be a popular toy and Yoshiya reissued it as the Cragstan Radical Robot and the Mystery Moon Man. The Radical Robot is invariably the light blue version with new and distinct box (but no changes to the robot). The Mystery Moon Man is a white paint version but uses the same box art - with just a change of name. The metallic blue version of the Chief Robot Man can't automatically be called a Radical Robot, though sellers like the added rarity of the name. The first sighting of the robot is in Alden's; Lazarus and Newberry’s catalog for 1962. This confirms that it is the first of the Yoshiya family of skirted robots. It has been reproduced. The fins on the bellybutton of an original run from top to bottom. On the repro version they run from side to side.
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CHIEF SMOKY - MR CHIEF - YOSHIYA - JAPANCHIEF SMOKY - MR CHIEF - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op. Advances with bump and go mystery action as his head lights and his hat smokes. KO skirt The robot first appears specifically with the Mr Chief nameplate version in the 1963 Simpsons-Sears Christmas catalog. Based on the Chief Robot Man pressing, though the belly button is a lithographed circle instead of a plastic part. The arms are metal. The name confusion arises because the box calls him Chief Smoky and the art work depicts the robot with that name on his chest plate. The actual robot can have either Chief Smoky or Mr Chief wording. To make things more confusing, the box gives him the extra title of Advanced Robotman. "Puffing steamlike smoke. Lited see thru action. "
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CHILD GUIDANCE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANCHILD GUIDANCE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic windup stepover robot. Transparent body with visible gear motor. Yellow head and legs, red arms. The nose is a bolt. Educational. The plastic ratchet spanner acts as a key. First sighted in the Sears Christmas Book 1969. This is one of seven toys in the take-apart range. Instruction leaflet: http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/11721-robot-no-8260-by-child-guidance-1969/ A version was sold in Spain as the Robot Mecanico by Lemssa. See-thru
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CHIME TROOPER - AOSHIN - JAPANCHIME TROOPER - AOSHIN - JAPAN
Description: ASC tin skirt windup astronaut. Advances as he plays a musical sound. The "tune" is similar to the first few notes of the "Twilight Zone" theme, but the last note destroys the illusion - it's just a coincidence. Skirt. During operation the astronaut moves forward while emitting a the music box "melody" - it's certainly not a chime, just descending notes. A descending pin makes it turns abruptly and it continues on, arms swinging. The body pressing is the same as the one used for Tremendous Mike. It is probable that this robot makes use of the Tremendous Mike pressing. The soud box takes advantage of the spark window. There are no known variations of this robot. There is as yet no firm date for the Chime Trooper.
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CLAW DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGCLAW DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Green plastic robot with yellow feet and head. Has long red arms with spring gripping action. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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COBOT COCA COLA ROBOT- KOREACOBOT COCA COLA ROBOT- KOREA
Description: Plastic battery op Circa 1979. Coca-Cola R2D2 style radio control robot.
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COLONEL HAP HAZARD - MARX - JAPANCOLONEL HAP HAZARD - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin and vinyl battery op. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as his lighted blade spins. The date of manufacture, 1968, is marked on the back. Made in Japan for the US Marx company. A prototype of the astronaut is known which carries a date 42-11-7. This is the Japanese emperor's date and means 7th November 1967 (1925 + 42). This is the same date as the silver Thunder Robot sample. Given the date. Hap Hazard must have been created from the molds for the earlier grey/silver version Hi Bounce Moon Scout, dated to 1967. It is a considerably simpler toy with no remote control and no opening chest door. Judging by the number in circulation, proved very successful. Like the Hi-Bouncer this robot has a rotating antenna with working lights and the separate boots.
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COMIC ROBOT - ALPS - JAPANCOMIC ROBOT - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Small grey plastic wind up robot with fixed feet. Comic Robot Manufacturer: Alps, Japan Height: 17cm 6.25" (to top of spring antenna) Timeline date: 1970 (1970 Alps Catalog) Power source: wind up Actions: Robot moves in random fashion with swinging arms and shaking body. Additional info.: The eyes are lenticular and change color as the robot shakes back and forth. The box calls this feature "Magic Color Eyes". The chest plate is red and white lithographed tin and says MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom. MADE IN JAPAN is also embossed on the bottom of the base plate feet. There is a small wire antenna attached to the head.
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COMPUROBOT III - TOMY - JAPANCOMPUROBOT III -  TOMY - JAPAN
Description: CR 300 Compurobot 3. Tomy were prompt to incorporate new electronic developments in their robot and this is an early computerised robot. This is a white plastic egg-shaped robot with a clear plastic dome covering the top and acting like a head. Small red plastic arms and chest trim. This battery opersted robot contains and early 4 bit processor. Self-applied decals. 1980s. Function uncertain.
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COMPUTER ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPANCOMPUTER ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic transparent battery op robot. 24cm FT#31 Robot moves with swinging arms and flashing light in the domed head. The movement is controled by inserting one of three supplied cams into the dome; these enable the robot to move in a programmed pattern. The distinctive dome shape was probably influenced by the robot from Lost in Space. Japanese and English box versions. No 4473 See-thru
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COMPUTER ROBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONGCOMPUTER ROBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONG
Description: A white plastic battery operated robot with a wedge shaped head with chorme ears and red eyes. Three hinged guns in the chest. Walking action, rotates and the guns shoot with flashing lights. Notice he hands differ from each other: one is a claw and the other has two plastic prongs. Decal decorations. White and yellow versions known. Hong Kong. Patent dates this to 1982.
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CONSTRUCTO DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGCONSTRUCTO DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Yellow plastic robot with red feet and head, and yellow constuction helmet. Holds a green drill that can be moved using the button on the helmet. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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COSMIC FIGHTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANCOSMIC FIGHTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Walks, stops, head splits to reveal astronaut inside with gun, gun lights and fires while body spins 3 times, head shuts then actions resume. Height: 11.5" Power source: 2 "D" cell batteries Additional info.: stamped into the tin battery cover: HORIKAWA TOY and MADE IN JAPAN. Black and grey versions. This robot appears in the 1985 Horikawa catalog so is probably a 1983 or 1984 toy.
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COSMIC ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANCOSMIC ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: So far only an entry in the 1979 Horikawa catalog, this probably was not produced. This unusual light blue plastic battery operated robot has Sharpshooter style feet with an orange domed squat body. Panel with three windows in the chest. 8.5"
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COSMIC TALKING ROBOT - CHINACOSMIC TALKING ROBOT - CHINA
Description: The closer you examine this realtively late robot the more it reveals its style. This is a silver grey plastic battery operated robot. It has a skirted design but has feet molded into the base. The best feature is the classic domed head with eyes peeping over the plastic neck. Bump and go action. Pressing the dome starts the talking action and the flashing lights. "Hi Kids. I'm a talking robot". The robot has a pair of red plastic fists which can be fired from the arms. 11" (29cM) Dome top. China 1980s There is a different version of this robot made by K Toys of China, same action but completely different styling.
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COSMOS ? ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPANCOSMOS ? ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A brightly colored plastic battery operated robot with doors in chest and shooting guns. Missiles in head. Pastel blue plastic body with yellow hands, feet and chest trim. The robot has a distinctive face that consists entirely of a red plastic visor. The Masudaya logo is printed in the later stylerather than the traditional TM logo. Decal details. Rotates. 1980s. See also the Masudaya TV Robot. Produced in China for Masudaya (Kamco?) Unsure of the name.
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COSMOS ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - KAMCO/MASUDAYA - CHINACOSMOS ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - KAMCO/MASUDAYA - CHINA
Description: Black and yellow plastic battery op robot. Chest opens and guns shoot. Rotates. Large red lighted visor in the head. China. Also produced by Leader. See the Action Robot Invader. A blue-grey version was produced in China for Masudaya.
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COWBOY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGCOWBOY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Yellow plastic robot with blue feet and red arems arms. Wears a cowboy hat and carries a gun. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging. Believed to be prototype only until an example was posted on Alphadrome.
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CRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT BOY FACE - YONEZAWA - JAPANCRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT BOY FACE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction crank action skirted astronaut. Currently dated to 1962, the year before the silver battery operated Cragstan Robot, and sharing the same body. This is a friction inertia crank operated robot. The astronaut advances with shuffling motion as he makes a clicking noise. This toy has a fixed mouth. The blue Space Man variation has a moving mouth. Two versions of the astronaut are known: the one shown here has the boyish face (as used for the Yonezawa Space Man). The other has an older man's face.
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CRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT X-70 - DAIYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT X-70 - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op. Red version. Advances with walking motion as the antenna spins. He stops and raises his gun with flashing light and firing sound then the action repeats. This looks to have been the first of this group of astronauts, appearing is in the Sears catalog for 1961, two years earlier than the blue Space Conqueror.
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CRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT, CHILD FACE - DAIYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT, CHILD FACE - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red and blue version of the Cragstan Astronaut tin battery op. Vinyl child's head under a clear dome. Baby face. Produced later than the adult face versions. Image courtesy Smith House Auction.
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CRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT, RED VERSION - DAIYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN ASTRONAUT, RED VERSION - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Referred to as the Daiya Astronaut, in preference to the other astronauts by Daiya. Tin battery op. Early 1960s. Red version. Advances with walking motion. He stops, raises his gun with lighted end and simulated firing sound and repeats the action. This is a particularly bulky tin toy. It was made in two color versions, red and blue. Besides the base color difference, the blue version has slightly different litho detailing and does not carry the Cragstan logo. The blue version appeared in Higbee's Toys Catalog for 1966, currently the first sighting. Versions with vinyl child heads were also released.
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CRAGSTAN GREAT ASTRONAUT - ALPS - JAPANCRAGSTAN GREAT ASTRONAUT - ALPS  - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op 1962. Advances with walking motion, moving arms, and a rotating color wheel as a space scene plays on the chest screen. Removable antenna acts as the on-off switch. TV. Based on the very popular Television Spaceman. The space scene in the chest is the same. The dome is appreciably larger than the Television Spaceman and the battery door has been replaced by a highly litho'd alternative. Only produced in an all-tin version. The first sighting of this robot was in 1962, a year after the Television Spaceman. Oddly the picture is of a Great Astronaut but a Television Spaceman is described. Image Smith House Auctions
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CRAGSTAN GREAT ASTRONAUT, PROTOTYPE - ALPS - JAPANCRAGSTAN GREAT ASTRONAUT, PROTOTYPE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Don't spand too long hunting for this, it existed once as a protopype, was photographed for a catalog and has not been seen again A 1962 advert showing a prototype Great Astronaut. The color is unique, as is the head detail. The description is of the 1961 Television Spaceman. Catalogs were produced months before the arrival of merchandise and the pictures are often speculative or prototype based.
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CRAGSTAN MR FLASH - NGS - JAPANCRAGSTAN MR FLASH - NGS - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Cragstan Mister Flash (on lids and front of box), Cragstan Mr. Flash (on sides of box) Name on toy: Mr. Flash Cragstan (embossed on battery cover) Nickname: Mr. Flash Manufacturer: NGS, British Crown Colony Hong Kong Importer/Distributer: Cragstan Height: 8.25" Box number: 1933-4 Timeline date: 1967 Power source: 2 "AA" (penlite) batteries Actions: Walks forward with swinging arms and light flashing in head. The box states "whirring sound" which, to me, sounds like the gears meshing inside. Additional info.: Embossed on the back of the head: "MADE IN HONGKONG". The photo above depicts the window box version of the box. The battery cover is embossed "Mr Flash" There are also Mr. Flash look-alikes, however these were not Cragstan pieces. They are: Moon Explorer - Identical colors but lacking the Mr. Flash/Cragstan markings on the battery cover. Walking Robot - Gray torso and head with red arms and dome. Super Walking Robot - Black arms and legs. Both boxes for Walking Robot and Super Walking Robot bear a logo consisting of the letters HK within a five pointed star.
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CRAGSTAN ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANCRAGSTAN ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver grey body, tin battery operated robot. Advances with mystery bump and go action as the head lights and interior spins. "Revolving Color Dome Lights" Probably the first of this range of Yonezawa skirts; it is currently the version with the earliest confirmed sighting. The Cragstan distributor features prominently on the toy and the box. The lightning strike on the chest plate is the same as that on the Modern Robot. Note that the robot has same yellow battery box with red and white batteries drawing as the Directional Robot. 1961 The robot was still available in the Yonezawa catalog for 1963. Image Smith House Auctions
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CYBOT - JAPANCYBOT - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot with tracks. Blue plastic with chrome trim and antenna. Maker? Shoots missiles from hands.
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CYCLING ROBOT - K LOGO - JAPANCYCLING ROBOT - K LOGO - JAPAN
Description: Tin plastic and vinyl wind up Japanese superhero style character on a tricycle with a bell. A space version of a common Japanese wind up toy. White and yellow plastic tricycle versions shown.
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DALEK - CODEG - ENGLANDDALEK - CODEG - ENGLAND
Description: 1960s tin and plastic clockwork Dalek. Tin lithogrpahed skirt with plastic upper body. Mystery action. Available in blue, black and (not confirmed) yellow.
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DALEK - MarxDALEK - Marx
Description: Plastic. Circa 1974. BBC. From the classic British TV series Dr. Who. Yellow plastic version. Battery operated bump and go action with flashing light. Other colors. Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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DANCEBOT - BLUE BOXDANCEBOT - BLUE BOX
Description: Plastic battery op. Bump and go action. Turning head. Poseable arms.
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DECEPTOR ROBOT - MAKER?DECEPTOR ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Blue and orange plastic battery op robot. Head opens to reveal dinosaur monster. Smokes. Decal details. Change robot. A variation of the Star Master robot.
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DEEP-SEA ROBOT - AHI - JAPANDEEP-SEA ROBOT - AHI - JAPAN
Description: A.N. is something of a mystery company. Their toys were usually imported by AHI Toytime, (Azrak Hamway International) whose logo features prominently on the boxes, and this leads to some confusion. There is clearly a connection with the early Nomura astronaut design, while the accepted maker is 'Naito Shoten'. There's no confusing the fact that they created a superb group of early wind-up astronauts. These are the Inter Planet Space Captain, the Interplanetary Explorer, the Deep Sea Robot, the Spaceman, and the Polar Explorer. If you want to quibble then the Deep Sea Robot is not a space toy. The box depicts a diver walking around the sea bed with his rifle (the Nomura-style shooter). What a welcome variation. The Deep Sea Robot is silver in colour with red detailing and a big blue helmet from which a pair of eyes stare out. The oxygen cylinders are not fully formed, as in most astronauts, but are half pressing instead. There's a design on his leg that is similar to a pattern on the older Nomura Radar Robot. The action is simple, he walks forward and his arms swing. Repros available. Spotting the repro: they're 8 1/2 inches tall - 1/2 inch taller than originals. In addition the repros have pla
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Details?Details?
Description: Small plastic wind up stepover robot.
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DETECTO DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGDETECTO DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: NOTE: Unauthenticated and the subject of fake sightings and spoof finds. This remains an unauthenticated robot based on catalog descriptions. The model here is a mock up. Green alien plastic robot with yellow feet and blue arms. There is a clear plastic dome for a head with a skull like attachment. Carries a ray gun. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack.
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DIAMOND PLANET PROTOTYPE - YONEZAWA - JAPANDIAMOND PLANET PROTOTYPE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Test battery op version of the wind up. This is really the one and only prototype of a battery operated Diamond Planet Robot in plain metallic blue color. THe Diamond Planet Robot itself is one of the rarest Robots, this piece beats them all. And... it also got one of the brown tags on the bottom . It reads: "37-11-7" as the manufacturing date, equals to 7 November 1962. (Same day as silver Thunder, just 5 years earlier, what a coincidence). Was this toy invented before the windup version or later? The body shape, head and ears are the same as on the wind up Diamond Planet but the window and battery box make the difference. It has always been speculated that the shape of the Diamond Planet is designed to accommodate batteries, and this seems to confirm this. (Gernot)
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DIAMOND PLANET ROBOT BLUE VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANDIAMOND PLANET ROBOT BLUE VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue version. The box shows a silver grey version, but no confirmed example is known. c1962
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DIAMOND PLANET ROBOT RED VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANDIAMOND PLANET ROBOT RED VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up. Advances as arms raise and lower, chest meter sweeps back and forth, sparks shoot from behind the red gel near the base and a space sound is emitted. Featured in the 1963 Yonezawa catalog. There are two color versions of this robot: red with blue arms, and blue with red arms. A prototype all blue version is known. Other colors such as silver have been reported but remain unconfirmed originals. Blue is more common than red. This is a real eccentric. This is reputedly a designer robot, the work of Tanaka. However it bears a striking resemblance to the Robot Commando, the large American plastic robot. It seems certain that the Diamond Planet is later than Robot Commando and that it is directly influenced by it. Key evidence is the shape of the hands which mimic the cup design of the ball-throwing plastic robot. Yonezawa have a unique piece here.Despite its size it's clockwork. (Though there is a panel on the back clearly indicating a possible battery placement.) Secondly the shape is utterly unlike anything else: the ears are complex shell-like structures. They are the shoulder sockets of the Yonezawa Moon Robot. the eyeballs shake about in
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DING-BO - ESTRELA - BRAZILDING-BO - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Brazilian release of the Tomy Ding Bot.
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DINO ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANDINO ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: By any standards this is a classic robot. At first sight this is a large, boxy tin and plastic black-brown battery operated robot with a little litho detailing. As soon as it is switched on, however, it undergoes an impressive transformation as the head spits in two to reveal a lighted, roaring dinosaur head. The heads snap shut, and the robot walks on. The transformation had been attempted before but never with such success or with such an unlikely subject. It is a design that has been much copied but never bettered. 11" 28cm This appears in the 1972 Horikawa catalog where it is described as new. This has been reproduced in the original colors and in green. Reproductions have a serial number stamped into the plastic head shells. In addition the plastic heads have a distinctive molding line running around the eyes and mouth. Reproductions do not have this.
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DOOR ROBOT, BOX VARIATION - ALPS - JAPANDOOR ROBOT, BOX VARIATION - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Sonsco distributor's logo version.
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DOOR ROBOT, DARK BLUE REMOTE - ALPS - JAPANDOOR ROBOT, DARK BLUE REMOTE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: The Alps Door Robot with an original dark blue (solid colour) remote control and green electric cable. Mostly seen with light green or metallic light blue remote, and sometimes an entwined red & white cable. Probably other colour remotes and cables exist, it is known though, that remote controls from other toys are used to repair Door Robots that have lost their own over the passage of time. Please see the other Door Robot listing for a full description.
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Dr. Slump Kit - Bandai - JAPANDr. Slump Kit - Bandai - JAPAN
Description: Plastic kit. 1982-1985 (cover art dated 1982) ...Plasticaugie
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DYNAMIC FIGHTER - SUDA - TAIWANDYNAMIC FIGHTER -  SUDA - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery robot op with guns. Tin chest panel. Stop start walking action, smokes and chest plate with guns shakes. This is a reissue of the the Japanese version is made by Junior Toy. There is a slight difference in the tin litho chest plate.
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DYNAMIC FIGHTER - JUNIOR TOY - JAPANDYNAMIC FIGHTER - JUNIOR TOY - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue plastic battery operated robot with guns. Tin chest panel. Stop start walking action, smokes and chest plate with guns shakes. This robot is another version of the typical Junior Toy design. The obvious selling feature is the incorporation of the popular smoking action. The box includes a small device to refill the smoke chamber via the plastic gun barrel. No 1023. First sighted in the 1978 Junior Toy catalog, though it probably predates this. Takes 2 C-cell batteries. 25cm tall. The Japanese box is shown: on this version the eyes light. The Dynamic Fighter is one of several robots based on the Mr Galaxy design. Metal House list this robot in their gallery of original products. First sighted in the 1978 Junior Toy catalog. At least three variations of the chest plate lithography are known.
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DYNAMIC WARRIOR - HONG KONGDYNAMIC WARRIOR - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op pedestal robot with an intricate multicolored head design. Bump and go action. Rotates. Plastic mesh type chest. Two pairs of orange plastic guns are mounted above the chest panel. Based on the Yonezawa Space Explorer design. Another robot called Dynamic Warrior shares the same head.
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DYNAMIC WARRIOR - MAKER?DYNAMIC WARRIOR - MAKER?
Description: Plastic battery op rotating robot with opening doors and shooting guns. Has the same head as the other Dynamic Warrior. Blue version and white version. Star Wars font. Another robot called Dynamic Warrior shares the same head.
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EARTH MAN - NOMURA - JAPANEARTH MAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Fawn yellow lithographed tinplate battery operated remote control astronaut robot. The astronaut has a globe helmet with a clear plastic carries a gangster style Tommy Gun. Advances with walking motion as he raises his gun. The gun emits a firing sound and the barrel illuminates. Backpack with antenna. Green two cell battery holder. TN Earthman. No firm date. Early Nomura astronaut design.
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EGBERT THE EXPLODING ROBOT - MULTIPLE PRODUCTS - USAEGBERT THE EXPLODING ROBOT - MULTIPLE PRODUCTS - USA
Description: Carded plastic robot with fall apart action. USA Soft plastic. Red, yellow and grey versions. MPC
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EL GRAN ROBOT - PUKY - ARGENTINAEL GRAN ROBOT - PUKY - ARGENTINA
Description: Plastic wind up robot with 4 gears. Sparks in chest. Four visible colored gears behind a clear plastic bevelled chest plate. A variation of a SH original. Color variations include green body and red body. Argentina. Truncated pyramid head.
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ELAMI JR - ROBOTLAND INC - JAPANELAMI JR - ROBOTLAND INC - JAPAN
Description: This is a sophisticated robot that illustrates the changes brought about by the introduction of microchips. This red and white plastic robot appears to consist of a head and body with no feet. The 8-bit microprocessor allows for an LCD face display showing different emotions. There's a speech processor and a large array of fleashing LEDs. A touch panel in chest allows basic programming. 1980s
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ELECTRIC REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT, VERSION A - MASUDAYA FOR LINEMAR - JAPANELECTRIC REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT, VERSION A - MASUDAYA FOR LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Electric Remote Control Battery Operated Robot. A blue lithograhed robot with a cylindrical head on an ovtagonal body. The feet are fixed into a base plate. Cylindrical arms with red claw hands. Battery operated action: the robot can walk forward or backwards as arms swing and eyes light up. The square remote control unit with the bright litho cover is a major feature of this robot. Two slight variations of the remote control are known: one with a card inserts showing battery orientation; one with the batteries lithoed onto the tin lining. Maked Robot (on chest), R-35 on back. Height: 7.5" Remote control box: 3" x 4" x 1.5" Timeline date: 1955 Power source: 2 "D" cell batteries The photo above depicts the lighter blue color version with the lithographed tin remote control box which came in the larger size box (5" x 9.5" x 3.25"). Pin feet VERSION A - Linemar logo on large box. Square tin remote control. Image Smith House Auctions
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ELECTRIC REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT, VERSION B - MASUDAYA - JAPANELECTRIC REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT, VERSION B - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: R-35. This rarer variation has a red plastic remote control. In addition the box is squarer and carries the Masudaya MT logo. There is some debate about the existence of a detachable remote control. Photos exist of a version with a two pin adapter that fits into the robot body. It is considered that this is probably a post-production adaptation by a collector. VERSION B: Masudaya smaller box. Plastic battery operated remote. Slightly darker blue litho.
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ELECTRIC ROBOT AND SON, BLACK/ RED VERSION - MARX - USAELECTRIC ROBOT AND SON, BLACK/ RED VERSION - MARX - USA
Description: This robot in its black/red version has been documented to 1955. The white bulb eyes original, they're distinctive in that they are white, not clear glass. The white comes off easily. Electric Robot (and son) came with plastic hammer and screwdriver, but no wrench. Electric Robot and Son has an antenna adjustment knob, knobs for right and left arm movement, morse code bottom with morse code written on the back of the robot's head, forward and reverse switch, left and right movement switch. It is believed that all 3 color variations were produced in both "Electric Robot" and "Electric Robot & Son" versions. Printed on the back of the head are the words: "Morse Code" and followed by the Morse Code alphabet. This handy reminder was useful after the robot's antenna was raised and the buzzer button activated. There is very elusive tan colored variation. The Electric Robot (as opposed to the version with son) has an additional piece of plastic molded inside just above the tool drawer. It serves as a lid to prevent the tools from spilling out of the drawer when closed. The Electric Robot that came with the Son, has no such lid. (Joe K.)
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ELECTRIC ROBOT AND SON, GREY/MAROON VERSION - MARX - USAELECTRIC ROBOT AND SON, GREY/MAROON VERSION - MARX - USA
Description: Grey-maroon version of the large plastic skirt robot. This robot in its black/red version has been documented to 1955 though this grey/maroon version first appears in Montgomery Wards Christmas Catalog for1957. The white bulb eyes original, they're distinctive in that they are white, not clear glass. The white comes off easily. Electric Robot (and son) came with plastic hammer and screwdriver, but no wrench. Electric Robot and Son has an antenna adjustment knob, knobs for right and left arm movement, morse code bottom with morse code written on the back of the robot's head, forward and reverse switch, left and right movement switch. It is believed that all 3 color variations were produced in both "Electric Robot" and "Electric Robot & Son" versions. The "Morse Code Robot" name was probably coined by a seller who no longer had the original box to the toy. Printed on the back of the head are the words: "Morse Code" and followed by the Morse Code alphabet. This handy reminder was useful after the robot's antenna was raised and the buzzer button activated. There is an elusive tan colored variation. The Electric Robot (as opposed to the version with son) has an additional piece
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ELECTRO MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPANELECTRO MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: This is a rare robot by any standards. It is essentially a large battery operated version of Mego Man. The inspiration is clearly the plastic Mr Machine robot. The silver tin battery operated robot has a tall thin skirted body with flat tin legs attached to large circles. Long thin arms lie parallel to the legs. A bright red comic face is topped with a black tin hat. In action the wheels and legs move, along with the arms. The head hinges back with a laughing action and light flashes behind clear red spark panel in chest. Copious gear related lithography. Batteries fit in highly lithographed back pack. SY Logo. Date?
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ELECTRONIC MAN COSTUME - FIBRE-BILT - USAELECTRONIC MAN COSTUME - FIBRE-BILT - USA
Description: Cardboard Robot costume. Made by Fibre-Bilt Toys USA
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EMPIRE-MONSTER ROBOT aka DRAGON ROBOT - HORNED VERSION - MIKE TOYS - TAIWANEMPIRE-MONSTER ROBOT aka DRAGON ROBOT - HORNED VERSION - MIKE TOYS - TAIWAN
Description: Black plastic battery operated robot. Walks noisily then stops, head splits open to reveal screaming lit up dinosaur head. Head closes then continues. One of a series based on the same SH original body: the colors vary. Change. Photo box. Horns, ax, axe
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ENGINE ROBOT - EARLY VERSIONS - HORIKAWA - JAPANENGINE ROBOT - EARLY VERSIONS - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Brown tinplate battery operated robot. 9 inches. Walks, gears spin, light flashes in yellow plastic head dome and celluloid eyes, visible engine. A light flashes in the head and illuminates both the yellow plastic dome and plastic eyes. The opening in the chest revealing part of the motor is the "Electronic room". There are two versions: red-yellow gears and red-green gears. The red-yellow (left) has one large and one small each in red and yellow laid out in a distinctive diagonal arrangement. This corresponds with the arrangement shown on the box and it is therefore believed that this is the earliest version, presumably pre-1964. This version is, however, still featured in the Horikawa catalog for 1969, so it did not disappear. Horikawa later switched to (or added) the red and green (right) arrangement of gears but the box art remained the same throughout the long run of this robot. The red-green first appears in the Aldens Christmas Catalog for 1964.
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ENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Smoking Engine Robot Height: 10" Catalog number: #5060 ('84 Horikawa Toy Catalogue) Timeline date: 1984 ('84 Horikawa Toy Catalogue) Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries A blue plastic robot with chrome plastic components. The robot walks forward as lighted pistons move up & down and smoke puffs out from the (robot's) right hand chest port. Additional info.: MADE IN JAPAN is embossed on the battery cover. The robot is all plastic except for the area behind the pistons which is lithographed tin and the soles of the feet which is red painted tin.
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ENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small nine inch brown tin and plastic battery operated gear robot "with electronic room". Tinplate body, brown plastic legs, red plastic arms and head. The main innovation here is the use of a small red Attacking Martian head with fly eyes. The ears are white though they are shown as chrome on the box. A light in the head illuminates the translucent head and ears. The robot retains the red-green gear arrangement from the earlier version. Structurally it is very close to the later version of Mr Zerox and the later version Gear Robot: Attacking Martian head, tapered plastic legs and arm pressings. This robot first appears in the Horikawa catalog for 1970 where it is described as a new item.
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ENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANENGINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Engine Robot Name on toy: none Nickname: Manufacturer: Horikawa, Japan Height: 8.5" Catalog number: #5043 Timeline date: 1979 through 1984* Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Robot walks forward with lighted pistons moving up and down in chest. They tend to make a "clacking" (clicking?) sound when moving. Additional info.: "MADE IN JAPAN" is embossed on the bottom of the battery cover. Engine Robot is one of five robots made by Horikawa that has similar body parts originally used in the production of Sky Robot. This accounts for unusual features such as the wheel position in the feet. *Engine Robot has been sighted as early as 1979 in a Horikawa Toy '79 catalog and as late as 1984 in an '84 Horikawa Toys Catalogue. Flared legs. Sharpshooter - Sky Robot body style. Also shown is the Japanese market version of the box. Sky Robot body style.
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ENGINE ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREAENGINE ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREA
Description: Engine Robot Manufacturer: Korean Height: 8.75" Catalog/Box number: "SC-115" (as printed on box) Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Robot walks forward with flashing chest missile tips and head dome and clicking sound. Logo embossed on battery cover. Additional color varitions exist with reverse yellow and red combinations. Plastic battery op robot. Missiles in chest. Lighted dome. This variation has a red chest chevron. 1970s. The robot shares most of its parts with the King Kong of Mars AKA Flower Robot. Actually the only differences are the colors, head, chestplate and yellow shoulder caps. Like the Flower robot this was once thought to be a SH robot. Both Flower Robot and Engine robot have springs in the battery box. See the King Kong of Mars. This is a partner piece to the Flower Robot.
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ENGINE ROBOT WITH ELECTRONIC ROOM, PLASTIC LEG VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANENGINE ROBOT WITH ELECTRONIC ROOM, PLASTIC LEG VERSION -  HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Brown tin and plastic battery op robot. 9 inches. Walks, gears spin, light flashes in yellow plastic head dome and celluloid eyes, visible engine. The opening in the chest revealing part of the motor is the "Electronic room". Four gears behind clear plastic chest: two small green on top, two large red below. The box art shows the earlier red and yellow gear combination. This is a later version of the Gear Robot with Visible Gears Mechanism but it has plastic legs and feet instead of the earlier metal. This marks a transition between tin and plastic as the material of choice for toys. The metal version first appeared in Aldens Christmas Catalog for 1964.
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EXCAVATOR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANEXCAVATOR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery operated robot. The robot walks and the two chrome silver drills rotate. Version 1 (top row) the earlier version, has a switch on the back that starts a cycle of walking followed by drilling. This usually has two red gears with a yellow gear below. The box art shows a robot with a slightly raised head. Version 2 (bottom row) New Excavator Robot (1979) has a four position swich on the front below the chest that offers Off..Walking..Drlling...Walking and Drilling. This usually has two yellow gears on top with a red gear below. Gear colors can vary. The black version with three yellow gears is probably a factory sample test. The 1979 Horikawa catalog shows Versions 1 and 2 available: Art No. 5035 - B/O Excavator Robot 10" Art No. 5041 - B/O New Excavator Switch Action Robot 10"
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EXCAVATOR ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREAEXCAVATOR ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREA
Description: Blue plastic battery operated robot. The robot walks and the two chrome silver drills rotate. Korean version. The Korean version has distinctive red eyes. Box anyone?
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EXPLO ROBOT - NIKKO - JAPANEXPLO ROBOT - NIKKO - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op see thru transparent robot, visible components. Designed to fly apart. Made in Japan by Nikko but sold under license to Topper. Three packaging variations known: 1 The Topper photo box version. Made by Nikko and released by Topper Corp, as part of their Robotron series 2 The Nikko art box version (top row). 3 The Nikko plastic packaging version dated 1970, for the Japanese market.
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FIGHTING ROBOT, FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANFIGHTING ROBOT, FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated robot with a single gun hinged in the chest and poking through a clear plastic chest panel. The chest plate benind the screen has elaborate litho detailing. Rotating gears inside a clear cone shaped dome on the head. The robot advances with rotating gears while the chest gun swivels from side to side and shoots with flashing light. There are two versions of this robot, apart from the astronaut version. The usual version (pictured) has a clear head dome with revolving gears and two vertical shoulder antennas (rod and ball). The other version is a robot version of the Fighting Space Man with loop/hoop antennas and a yellow head dome. This second version has been seen in a 1968 Gertz Christmas Catalog. In the earliest catalogs the Fighting Robot is called the "Artillery Robot", probably a working title. 29cm Notice the three different catch configurations for the battery door: this was a long-lived robot and clearly modifications were made to the design. Variations seen: Green switch with large tin hands Red switch with large tin hands Red switch thick tin hands, the battery box is white tin but there seem to be some changes on the battery door
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FIGHTING ROBOT, LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANFIGHTING ROBOT, LATER VERSION -  HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic and tin battery operated robot with guns in chest. Plastic body with a tinplate chest panel containing two guns. The robot advances, stops and the guns shoot. The robot retains the name of the earlier robot but has a radically new design. 11.5" This later era robot is the same toy as the Horikawa Space Fighter Robot but without the smoke action. Plastic battery operated with tin chest plate and three plastic guns. Two minor variations of the lower chest plate litho are known. SH Japan. Art 1040 new in SH catalog 1971 and still in the Horikawa catalog for 1985. Versions seen (left to right): No nose chest Panel 1. This no nose version appears at least from 1977 to 1985 in the SH catalogs Nose, Panel 1, Nose, Panel 2
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FIGHTING ROBOT, SECOND VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANFIGHTING ROBOT, SECOND VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A later, and less common version of the Fighting Robot with a yellow dome and distinctive hoop or loop antennas on the shoulders. Two variations of this loop antenna version are known. The earliest is in the 1967 Stern Brothers Christmas catalog. (top) The robot has the on-off switch at the bottom of the chest plate. A second variation (middle) robot is in the Gertz Catalog for 1968; it lacks the on/off switch at the bottom of the chest plate. Minor variations in the ear size have been noted. See the bottom image where the ears are conical. (Joe K.)
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FIGHTING SPACE MAN - HORIKAWA - JAPANFIGHTING SPACE MAN - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated astronaut with clear chest panel and a single gun. Based on the second version of the Fighting Robot body. Distinctive shoulder hoops/loops and a yellow head dome. The yellow dome version of the Fighting Spaceman appeared in 1967. It was reissued the following year in this astronaut version. A version with conical ears is known, though the box depicts the cylindrical ears. It is featured in Eaton's Canada's Christmas Catalogue for 1968 and still in the SH catalog for 1969. Three versions known: Tin thick hands red switch Tin thick hands no switch in front, Plastic thick hands no switch in front
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FILP-O-MATIC, FLIP-O-ROBOT - HONG KONGFILP-O-MATIC, FLIP-O-ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Angular body (Type 2) Karate Robot. Grey plastic battery op robot with tumbling action. A Hong Kong cheaper issue of the TOMY Karate Robot. Face decal. Window box. Orange/blue version also shown. The Flip-O-Robot was distributed by the English comapny Salco.
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FIRE ROBOT PROTOTYPE - HORIKAWA - JAPANFIRE ROBOT PROTOTYPE - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is a tantalising picture of a robot that Horikawa planned to produce. The battery operated robot has a huge fire ladder that extends from its chest. Sadly this is a picture of a prototype or mock up for the catalog and never went into production. This appeared in the Horikawa 1971 catalog.
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FIREMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGFIREMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Yellow plastic robot with blue feet head. Carries a fire hose. Two versions exist: hose in right hand, hose in left hand! One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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FLASHY JIM - SNK - JAPANFLASHY JIM - SNK - JAPAN
Description: Battery up robot. Circa 1955. Advances with walking motion and lighted eyes and mouth. Remote. The feet have pins ending in small disks. Box marked SNK. Shin Nichi Kogyo company. Same pressing as Robby the Roving Robot and Sparkling Mike. Also used for the Robot 5 by Kanto, the TV Robot by Sankei, and the Mighty Robot Image Smith House Auctions
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FLIPBOT - TOMY - JAPANFLIPBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot with tumbling action - acrobat. Flipbot has the ability to pick itself up again if it falls over. Moves in a spiral pattern. 4 inches tall, takes 1 AA battery. A more recent green plastic version has been produced.
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FLIPBOT ACROBATIX - TOMY - JAPANFLIPBOT ACROBATIX - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: A more recent green plastic version of the Tomy plastic battery op robot with tumbling action - acrobat. Flipbot has the ability to pick itself up again if it falls over. Moves in a spiral pattern. 4 inches tall, takes 1 AA battery.
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FLYING MINI ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANFLYING MINI ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated stepover robot. Transparent chest panel. 7cm See-thru Box? Name?
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FLYING SPACEMAN - ATD - JAPANFLYING SPACEMAN - ATD - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up masked Japanese superhero style character. Flying action on string. Rear propellor. Cape.
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPANFLYING TETSUJIN 28 - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue in wind up flying Tetsujin T28. Blue vinyl head. T28 Wind up key in belly. Red celluloid propeller in feet. Hook on the back. Wind up action: the toy is suspended from a string and rotates. Asakusa logo on the box. Marked ATD on the feet. This mould has been used for at least three other anime other toys
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FOKI EL MACIANO - JUGUETES DAISA - ARGENTINAFOKI EL MACIANO - JUGUETES DAISA - ARGENTINA
Description: Static tin robot, magic robot game component. Argentina. Painted tin with flexible concertina plastic arms, turned wood legs and bare metal tin feet. Helmet type head houses two flash light bulbs. Two D cell batteries fit in the torso.
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FORK LIFT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANFORK LIFT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot. Advances with walking motion as he raises and lowers his forklift. 30 cms. The robot lifts a cardboard crate. The arms are extra long and articulated. The red hat is unique to this robot. The robot requires extra stability to offset the weight of the lift so Horikawa have used extra long feet. (These find their way on to some Busy Cart versions.) 30cm FT#25 English and Japanese box versions. Image Smith House Auctions
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FREDDY - KIDCO - HONG KONGFREDDY - KIDCO - HONG KONG
Description: A minor plastic novelty robot. This is a plastic wind up robot. The arms spin wildly and make the robot move. Your Robot Pal. Walks and spins. Blister card. 1978 copyright date on card - not necessarily date of production
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FRICTION POWERED ASTRONAUT - HONG KONGFRICTION POWERED ASTRONAUT - HONG KONG
Description: There's something appealing about this very odd space toy. It should be called Astronaut on a Rock to give credit to the design. A silver plastic astronaut standing on some sort of brown space rock. On his head is a propellor. The rock has wheels and, when ushed, the friction motor allows the rock to run along the floor while the propellor turs. Scientific nonsense, of course, but a cute novelty. 5" (12cm) tall. HK 1960s No maker's name on the box.
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FRICTION POWERED WALKING ASTRONAUT - DAIYA FOR AHI - JAPANFRICTION POWERED WALKING ASTRONAUT - DAIYA FOR AHI - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate astronaut. A boxy robot with litho detailing of oxygen tanks on the front and back. Astronaut wording prominent on the chest. Crank operated astronaut advances with walking motion. white helmet. Grey plastic arms. Window box marked Azrak Hamway International, though the robot is marked Daiya on the back. See the Laser 008 version. The wind up Astro Captain version currently dates to 1969, and this would be around the same date.
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FUNNY ROBOT - HONG KONGFUNNY ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Made in Hong Kong, distributed by Regal Greetings & Gifts in Toronto Canada. 13 cm, mystery action, lited eyes, turn over action. Stock #R5715 All plastic, battery powered 2 C cells. This is a copy of the Japanese SH. "Acrobat Robot" and a Taiwan version with flashing eyes. Robot Amusant
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GALAXY ROBOT - AIRGAMS - SPAINGALAXY ROBOT - AIRGAMS - SPAIN
Description: There are plenty of Galaxy robots out there but this is the oddest example. It is a small oval bodied light blue plastic robot creature with thin chrome silver legs and very long grey arms. Two decals and the disk shooting slot form a sort of face. Amber plastic dome on the top. Long grey arms. Battery operated action: the creature walks with flashing lights and shoots disks from its mouth. The arms shoot plastic missiles. The Galaxy decal on the head gives it its name but a box has not been found to confirm this. Details? Box? Maker?
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GALAXY ROBOT - CHINAGALAXY ROBOT - CHINA
Description: Later multicolored plastic battery op robot with doors in chest, rotating body and shooting guns. Light blue plastic body, orange head and arms, pink hands and feet. Large clear red plastic face. This is a variation of the Cosmos Robot by Kamco.
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GALAXY ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANGALAXY ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The first of a new wave of robots with a futuristic humanoid shape. These robots are characterised by their rounded lines, large feet and human features. Available in red/white blue and in chromed metal plastic. Comes with a separate gun and shield. Decal stickers for the robot and the shield. This robot appears in the 1985 and 1986 SH catalog where it is shown in red and black. Original Horikawa versions have "Japan" marked on the battery door and have the SH logo on box. This was most probably made by Marumiya.
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GALAXY WARRIOR - AMICO - HONG KONGGALAXY WARRIOR - AMICO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op rotating robot with shooting guns and opening doors. Very flimsy build. Star Wars knock off. Stormtrooper head. See Star Robot. c1979 Grey and black versions shown.
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GALAXY WARRIOR - HONG KONGGALAXY WARRIOR - HONG KONG
Description: Black version of the plastic battery op robot. Star Wars knock off with Stormtrooper style head. Rotates. Opening doors and shooting guns. Box has a green background. Comma design on chest. Maker?
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GALAXY WARRIOR - HONG KONGGALAXY WARRIOR - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated pedestal robot. Bump and go action. Rotates. Stormtrooper head. Made in Hong Kong. Two pairs of orange plastic guns above the chest panel. The body is the same as the Dynamic Warrior, though the head has changed. Based on the Yonezawa Space Explorer design.
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GALAXY WARRIOR - WHITE VERSION - MAINLAND - HONG KONGGALAXY WARRIOR - WHITE VERSION - MAINLAND - HONG KONG
Description: White version of the plastic battery op robot. Star Wars knock off with Stormtrooper style head. Rotates. Opening doors and shooting guns. Comma design on chest . Box has a light blue background. Maker?
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GEAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small nine inch multicolored tin and plastic wind up gear robot "with electronic room". Blue tinplate body, green plastic legs, red plastic arms and head. In common with other Horikawa robots of the time it small red Attacking Martian head with fly eyes. The ears are chrome The chest has been considerably reworked: a new, brightly lithographed chest plate with a green and white gear arrangement. The electronic room hole in the chest is still present. Structurally it is very close to the later version of the Engine and the later version Gear Robot: Attacking Martian head, tapered plastic legs and arm pressings. Japanese and English box versions. The lower picture shows a number of minor variations that exist: ear color, leg size, the height of the robot etc.. As with all of these robots it is difficult to be sure of all permutations. This robot first appears in the Horikawa catalog for 1970.
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GEAR ROBOT - KOREAGEAR ROBOT - KOREA
Description: Name on box: Name on toy: Gear Robot Nickname: Manufacturer: ???, MADE IN DAE JI (Korea) Height: 8.5" Timeline date: Power source: Wind-up Actions: Robot walks forward in "stepover" fashion as gears in chest turn, sparks and antenna rotates. Additional info.: Embossed on rear of robot: "GEAR ROBOT" and "MADE IN DAE JI" (as shown in photo above). Wind-up key permanently attached.
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GEAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot with visible gears in the chest. Three gear arragement. A similar design to the Mechanic Robot. 1970s. A Metal House design in the style of SH robots.
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GEAR ROBOT WITH AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL - HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT WITH AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL -  HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tin battery operated robot with speed control knob on the head. 11 inches tall. Lithographed chest panel with a clear plastic cover. Five plastic gears rotate in the chest in a domino patter: usually three green and two pink. Moving shoulder rod antennas with red knobs on the end. The robot has a prominent red plastic speed control on the head; it has three positions, slow, fast and off. The chest retains the notch for the plastic rocker switch of the Machine Robot, a related design. It is covered with a metal blanking plate. Two chest litho variations are known, though the difference are not obvious. The earlier one (right) has lights set into the chest that are not emphasised. The later version (left) has substantial litographed rings around them. First sighted 1964 in Marshall Field Christmas catalog . 28cm tall.
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GEAR ROBOT WITH VISIBLE GEARS - HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT WITH VISIBLE GEARS - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small 9 inch brown tinplate wind up robot with two gears in clear plastic chest. This boxy robot has a brightly lithographed tinplate chest panel with circuit board detailing. Two gears (originally one red and one green - later pink and yellow) rotate under a clear plastic chest panel. The square head has chromed tin eyes and mouth. A conical clear red plastic dome covers the spark mechanism. A switch or "stopper" is positioned on the back. This is mentioned at the bottom right of the box. The box depicts the red-green gear combination and may be one of earliest Horikawa robots. The pink-yellow version was released in 1964 using the original box. The subject of these early nine inch Horikawa robots is complex with many variations and combinations identified.
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GEAR ROBOT, HAT VERSION- HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT, HAT VERSION- HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: VISIBLE GEAR MECHANISM Small tin wind up robot four gears in clear plastic chest. The box is similar to the non-hat version with just the removal of the red dome and the inclusion of the hat. Notice also that this has the "stopper" switch on the back to pause the mechanism. The hat is the same that features on the tin version of Mr Zerox. The red eyes versions seem to be associated with the stopper. The box refers to an Electronic Room, but this refers to the small chest opening. smgear 9 inch 4 gear Gearhead
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GEAR ROBOT, MOVING GEAR AND SPARKING - HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT, MOVING GEAR AND SPARKING - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot. "See thru gear action. Electronic Room with sparking". This robot has 4 gears in chest: usually 2 large yellow above 2 smaller red, though this arrangement can vary. Truncated pyramid head. Small fly eyes, sometimes with red pupils. This is reworking of the Gear/Engine Robot design but in a completely plastic shell. English and Japanese box versions. This toy was possibly made by Suzugen for Horikawa. Versions: The blue robot with no red eye is new in the 1972 catalog and is still available in the 1977 catalog. The silver chrome version is new in the 1977 SH catalog and still there in 1980. There is a box version with "Einco Made in Japan" on the front. The red version is new in the 1981 catalog, The gold chrome version with the Sky Robot type arm is in the 1985 catalog as the New Gear Robot, Article No 5074 - it could be earlier. Variations (below) include various gear size and color arrangements and the presence of a red eye on some examples.
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GEAR ROBOT, STOPPER AND NO STOPPER VERSIONS - HORIKAWA - JAPANGEAR ROBOT, STOPPER AND NO STOPPER VERSIONS - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: VISIBLE GEAR MECHANISM Small grey tin wind up robot with visible gear mechanism. This is a development of the small boxy robot design with a greater gear complexity in the chest. There are two Versions: Stopper Version (top): this version has a "stopper" switch on the back. The stopper seems to be associated with the red eye version. It is probable that this is earlier than the no-stopper version based on the tendency for later runs of toys to be simpler than early runs. No Stopper Version (bottom left) The Japanese box version (bottom right) has plastic legs, an indication that it is a later version with no stopper. The robot retains the clear red dome of the earlier two gear sparking version, but the spark action is now confined to the chest. 9" 22cm 4 gear
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GEORGE THE COMPUTER ROBOT - CGL TOYSGEORGE THE COMPUTER ROBOT - CGL TOYS
Description: Plastic battery op programmable bot. Compurobot. Produced by the company responsible for Atari. Four AA's and one 9v battery. A 4-bit microprocessor on board runs program that are entered by pressing a sequence of keys on the robots head. 1980s. Made in grey an white versions. The design owes much to Vincent from the Black Hole.
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GIANT MACHINE MAN - MASUDAYA - JAPANGIANT MACHINE MAN - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1963. Rarest member of the Gang of Five, Machine Man advances with bump and go action as his eyes, ears and mouth light. Skirt. The low numbers of this robot are, it is suggested, the result of its production circumstances. It is argued that it was created to use up spares from earlier runs of the Gang. Machine Man was a color variation (with new lithographed stampings) based on the Lavender Robot. It did not appear to go through one of the major importers at the time. There are two minor variations: red eyes and green eyes. In addition to the 1962 release there are unconfirmed reports of a reissue in the early 70s which uses more modern internal components. A (again unconfirmed) vertical box variation may exist. 1958 - Radicon Robot - F.A.O. Schwarz Catalog 1960 - Non-Stop (Lavender) Robot - F.A.O. Schwarz Catalog 1962 - Machine Man - Bob S.'s recollection of childhood ownership 1962 - Giant Sonic (Train) Robot - Masudaya Trade Ad 1963-64 - Shooting Giant Robot - Masudaya Catalog 1965 - (Target) Robot - Marshall Fields Christmas Catalog (Joe K.) 38cm FT#8
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GIANT ROBOT - DENYS FISHERGIANT ROBOT - DENYS FISHER
Description: Poseable plastic robot from the British Doctor Who TV series. No action. Held together with elastic bands. Denys Fisher 1977 Harbert version (Italy) dated 1979.
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GIANT ROBOT - MEGO - HONG KONGGIANT ROBOT - MEGO - HONG KONG
Description: Large 17 inch silver grey plastic battery operated robot. Clear plastic dome with yellow inner structure. The prominent ears are an extension of the head. Doors in chest, shooting guns. Walks forward with doors opening and machine guns firing, rotates three times then walks in the opposite direction. Hong Kong 1970 A variation of the Mego Gigantor Robot, basically with a new head.
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GIANT ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANGIANT ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Large plastic vinyl robot that dismantles. Two versions exist. These are made of polypropolene the same stuff as shampoo bottles. Giant Robot stands about 30" tall. They predate the Popy Jumbomachinder series by at least three years.
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GIANT ROBOT aka R ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPANGIANT ROBOT aka R ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Large plastic remote control battery op robot. Steering action via remote. First sighting is in the 1970 Sears Catalog. Sold as a"Sears Exclusive"
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GIANT ROBOT FM RADIO - FULL HOUSE - JAPANGIANT ROBOT FM RADIO - FULL HOUSE - JAPAN
Description: This is a later version SH Super Giant Robot that has been altered to create an AM FM radio. The robot is 16" tall and equipped with lighted chest, antenna, tuning knob, and on/off volume knob. The robot dates to around 1981.
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GIANT SONIC ROBOT aka TRAIN ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANGIANT SONIC ROBOT aka TRAIN ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Large tin battery op robot with skirt. Gang of Five. Masudaya built the mechanism of the standard train into a gang of five frame. 1963 This member of the "Gang of 5" advances with bump n' go action as his arms swing, eyes, ears and mouth lights flash and he makes a train like whistle. MT skirt
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GIGANTOR - MEGO - HONG KONGGIGANTOR - MEGO - HONG KONG
Description: Name on box: Gigantor 17" Robot Name on toy: none Nickname: Manufacturer: ???,British Colony of Hong Kong Importer/Distributor: Mego Corp., New York, N.Y. 10010 Height: 16" to the top of the antennas. (Yes, 16" not 17") Box number: NO. 9005 Date: 1970 (MCMLXX as stated on box) Power scource: 3 "D" cell batteries Actions: Robot walks forward, chest doors open as lighted guns tilt out making a clicking sound. Robot rotates two and a half times. Guns retract causing doors to close. Robot then walks in the opposite direction. Cycle repeats. Additional info.: Embossed below the battery cover: "MADE IN HONG KONG". Misc. comments: The hands are white in color, not yellowed as in the photo above. Also, the antennas are chrome plated, not black as they appear to be in the photo. 17" Robot Large plastic battery op. Rotates. Appears in Ward's 1970 catalog. Described in the 1971 catalog as Giant Robot.
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GIROROBOT - LEDY - MEXICOGIROROBOT - LEDY - MEXICO
Description: Mexico copy of the Cragstan and Mortoys Rotor Robot. Plastic battery op robot, multicolored plastic. "The Walking Giant". 14 inches tall. Hypnotic spiral eyes and spinning barber pole legs make this a distinctive robot. Semicircular discs in the feet give this robot a waddling action. Window box. The original Cragstan version has a stylised C logo molded into the chest. The Ledy version is marked Ledy on the chest.
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GIZMOTRONGIZMOTRON
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Bump and go action with wildly shaking head and arms. Flashing lights. "He'll protect you from evil forces".
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GO FLOAT ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONGGO FLOAT ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Small plastic wind up robot with brush feet. Spinner on chest. Color variations exist, silver/grey and yellow. Yellow is the most common. The antenna color also varies, mainly green or red. Pedestal
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GOFER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGGOFER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Yellow plastic robot with blue feet and red arms. Boy's face with glasses Carries a tray with a glass. This was later developed into the more substantial tracked Gofer Robotron. Two versions are known: one with palin feet and one with an additional track moulding on the feet. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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GOFER ROBOTRON - TOPPER - HONG KONGGOFER ROBOTRON - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Battery operated yellow plastic robot with blue feet and blue hat. Accessories include a tray and cup. This is a development of the original Ding-A-Ling Gofer.
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GOGO ROBOTGOGO ROBOT
Description: Detail?
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GOLD ROBOT - TELSALDA - HONG KONGGOLD ROBOT - TELSALDA - HONG KONG
Description: Gold plastic wind up robot based on the Yoshiya Venus robot. Plastic panel on the chest (unlike the paper decal version) copies the Yoshiya lithographed tin panel. Hong Kong 1960s. Also in silver and red versions. The box features Big Ben in London.
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GOLDEN GEAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANGOLDEN GEAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op robot with four gears behind clear chest. Lighting dome and eyes. A variation of the Gear Robot with Visible Gears Mechanism. This robot has a metal visor (hard to see from straight on). smgear 9 inch 4 gear 23cm FT#5
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GOLDEN ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPANGOLDEN ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: A golden colored tin battery operated robot with remote control. Buttons control walking via pins in the base. The eyes light and the arms swing. This robot does not smoke. The box is an oddity: it is ostensibly designed for the R-35 Robot that appeared a year earlier. The robot featured has only a vague similarity to the contents of the box. It is a mystery why more appropriate artwork was not created. Nevertheless, the box is specifically for the Golden Robot - the R-35 did not appear in it. The name is a collectors' nickname based on the color. Pedestal The Golden Robot has no ears, rare for a robot. There are two different versions of the Golden robot: one example has the little straight stand - see the pic. A second version has a bigger foot and the edges of the base curve slightly inward. The two versions have slightly but significantly different litho. The black battery box is probably the most usual box but some other colour variations are known - light blue ( see the pic ) and possibly green. Pin-foot
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GOLDEN ROTO-ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANGOLDEN ROTO-ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin body rotates continually 360 degrees while lighted guns shoot with firing noise while walking forward. Very delicate toy as tin appears unusually thin as compared to most other robots, tops of legs where walking mechanisms attach are easily broken. Fly eye. This is more than a simple color variation of the regular Roto Robot. The litho detailing on the front is significantly different. There are no known litho variations: the bow tie is invariably the striped version with a red line around it. The box art is virtually identical to the 1969 Roto Robot with just the addition of the word Golden. The Golden Roto Robot first appeared in the Simpsons Sears Christmas 1970 Wish Book. It is reasonable to conclude that the golden version followed the ordinary version. 22cm
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HAPPY HARRY THE HYSTERICAL ROBOT - YONEZAWA WACO - JAPANHAPPY HARRY THE HYSTERICAL ROBOT - YONEZAWA WACO - JAPAN
Description: A version of the Waco brand Laughing Robot made for F J Strauss trading as Straco. Made in Japan. All plastic battery operated bump and go action. Head goes up and down mouth opens to reveal lit teeth and makes hysterical laughing sound. A Japanese box version exists that establishes Yonezawa as the manufacturer, There are two known versions. One has a separate door in the back which holds a battery for the talking mechanism. The other version has no such door and uses the batter power from the base. Presumably the separate batter version provided a more reliable talking action. It has been sighted in the 1971 Milway Catalog and the F.J. Strauss catalog for the same year. It also features in the 1971 Haji catalog.
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HEAROID, TCC - TOMY - JAPANHEAROID, TCC - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Made by TCC for Tomy, this large plastic battery operated robot in the style of the Omnibot is described as 'The World's First Voice Programmable Robot'. The robot has a built in tape casette recorder. Commands can be recorded the played back at set times using the onboard clock. The robot responds to the commands.
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HELI ROBOT - RM / MIURA - JAPANHELI ROBOT -  RM / MIURA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot with tin chest and rotating propellor. Two Japanese box versions: Left: Brown version. Miura logo. The propellor detaches for storage. Japanes box version. Helicopter Robot. The pressing was also used for the Poem TV Robots. (M in3 circles logo). Right: Red version. RM Maruyama logo This is a Horikawa robot. The robot is based on the SH Razer Spaceman / Super Space Attacker design. Three colors are known: brown, red and blue.
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HERO ROBOT - SJM - TAIWANHERO ROBOT - SJM - TAIWAN
Description: Name on box: Hero Robot Manufacturer: S.J.M., Taiwan Height: 10" Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Moves in bump and go fashion, stops, the pedestal base remains stationary as the rest of the robot rotates three times and the chest guns lightup and move in and out with a "clacking" sound. This stops and the robot continues to bump and go. The photo above depicts the S.J.M. version. Hero Robot was originally produced by Yonezawa in 1980 as sighted in a 1980 Yonezawa Toy Catalog. Pedestal
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HERO ROBOT- YONEZAWA - JAPANHERO ROBOT- YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red plastic battery op pedestal robot. Actions: Moves in bump and go fashion, stops, the pedestal base remains stationary as the rest of the robot rotates three times and the chest guns lightup and move in and out with a "clacking" sound. This stops and the robot continues to bump and go. English and Japanese box versions. Additional info. The area directly surrounding the chest guns and the "V" shaped area below are lithographed tin. The area above the guns is a label sticker. Hero Robot was originally produced by Yonezawa in 1980 as sighted in a 1980 Yonezawa Toy Catalog. Later produced in Taiwan by SJM.
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HI-BOUNCER MOON SCOUT - MARX - JAPANHI-BOUNCER MOON SCOUT - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin and vinyl battery up remote control robot. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as his lighted blade spins. Press the other remote button and the chest door opens and he fires balls as his lighted blade spins in the opposite direction. Made in Japan for the US Marx company. The unique feature of this robot is the rotating antenna with working lights: the internally wired antenna is appreciably more complex than any other. The large tin boots are independent of the legs, another unique feature. The Hi-Bouncer first appeared in the Montgomery Wards catalog for 1967.
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HIGH-WHEEL ROBOT 4 GEAR VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANHIGH-WHEEL ROBOT 4 GEAR VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: High-Wheel Robot Name on toy: none Nickname: (4 Gear Variation) Manufacturer: Yoshiya, Japan Height: 10" (to top of antenna in "OFF" position), 11" (to top of antenna in "ON" position) Timeline date: 1967 (Eaton's - Canada's Christmas Catalogue 1967) Power source: Wind up motor Actions: The antenna serves as the ON/OFF switch. When antenna is raised, robot walks forward with sparks in chest as the four gears turn. Lowering the antenna stops the action. Additional info.: Lithographed on the lower portion of the "backpack" is the Yoshiya logo (the letters KO within a diamond shape) and MADE IN JAPAN. The tin legs and plastic hands are similar to those used on Planet Robot. The metal wind up key is permanently attached. There is also a 6 gear, wind up, black color variation of this robot produced by Yoshiya and released in 1964 (as sighted in a 1964 Marshall Field & Company Christmas Catalog) and a 6 gear, remote control, battery operated, blue color variation. 23cm FT#10
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HIGH-WHEEL ROBOT, 6 GEAR VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANHIGH-WHEEL ROBOT, 6 GEAR VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Black tin wind up robot. Walks with spark in chest. Six visible turning plastic gears. Plastic hands. The legs and hands are the same as used on the Planet Robot. This 6 gear, wind up, black color variation of this robot was produced by Yoshiya and released in 1964 (as sighted in a 1964 Marshall Field & Company Christmas Catalog). The same gear configuration was used for the battery op version. 23cm. See also the four gear version of this robot.
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HITEC ROBO - KABAYA - JAPANHITEC ROBO - KABAYA - JAPAN
Description: Small plastic robot. Your lovely mate. Kabaya Confectionery Co
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HUCHA ROBOT SORTING BANK - COIN SORTER - SPAINHUCHA ROBOT SORTING BANK - COIN SORTER - SPAIN
Description: Static transparent plastic coin sorter. Money placed in the top is directed to each of the limbs. Other versions of this style exist. This is a copy of the Robot Sorting Bank by Wolverine. See-thru
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i-R-4-U ROBOT RADIOi-R-4-U ROBOT RADIO
Description: Static plastic robot radio with microphone.
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INTER PLANET SPACE CAPTAIN - AN - JAPANINTER PLANET SPACE CAPTAIN - AN - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin wind up astronaut with gun. This early astronaut is one of a series based on the same pressing. The astronaut has a cream body, black legs and a blue helmet that fully encloses the head. There is a lithographed basic face in the small visor panel. On the back is a dimpled tinplate backpack or oxygen pack. The astronaut carries a rifle in his right hand. Walking action with moving arm. AHI is the importer - Azrak Hamway International. The accepted manufacturer is Naito Shoten. The leg pressing are identical to those used in early Nomura robots. AN logo Naito Shoten group
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INTERPHONE ROBOTSINTERPHONE ROBOTS
Description: Pair of plastic battery op robots. Details?
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INTERPLANETARY EXPLORER - NAITO SHOTEN AN - JAPANINTERPLANETARY EXPLORER - NAITO SHOTEN AN - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin wind up astronaut. This is one of a series based on the same pressing. Green body with an orange helmet completely covering the head. A stylized pair of blue eyes are printed in a panel. The astronaut has a rifle in his right hand. There is a dimpled red back pack or oxygen pack on the back. Advances with walking motion as arms swing. Marked Toytime (the importer) and AN, the manufacturer. See the Deep Sea Robot for details. Naito Shoten connection. The leg pressing are identical to those used in early Nomura robots. No 3622 Image Smith House Auctions
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IRONMAN ROBOT - LUCKY - CHINAIRONMAN ROBOT - LUCKY - CHINA
Description: A re-release of the Kamco Saturn Robot. 13 inch plastic battery op robot. Walks with a TV screen in the chest showing a space scene. Lighted eyes. Decal detailing on an angled panel below the chest. television
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JACK-IN-A-BOX DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGJACK-IN-A-BOX DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: NOTE: This remains an unauthenticated robot based on catalog descriptions. The model here is probably a mock up. There have been fake reports of yard sale finds. Blue plastic robot with yellow feet and orange head, one of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack.
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JETTO - TRI-PLAY TOYS - USAJETTO - TRI-PLAY TOYS - USA
Description: The Air-Powered Robot. Balloon attaches to head and provides floating action. USA Name on packaging: Jetto Name on toy: none Manufacturer: Tri-Play Toys Inc., U.S.A. Height: 3" Timeline date: Power source: Air powered (balloon) Actions: Balloon is attached to the top of robot and inflated by blowing into tube at rear. As the air is expelled out this tube, the robot rolls forward on the four wheels in the base. Additional info.: Also made in all orange color variation (with blue wheels). Price 19c, later 29c
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JIM THE POLITICIAN - PLAYTIME?JIM THE POLITICIAN - PLAYTIME?
Description: Plastic battery op radio control pedestal robot. Voice feature.
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JUPITER ROBOT - KAMCO - CHINAJUPITER ROBOT - KAMCO - CHINA
Description: Black plastic battery op robot. 1980s. Walks with space scene on TV panel in the chest, eyes light. 4 shooting missiles in the head. This robot is very similar to the Kamco Saturn Robot but has a couple of distinguishing features: there are two silver chrome antennas on each ear and the clear red plastic eye pressing does not have a chrome edge. Only seen (so far) in black. The supplied missiles are one piece red plastic. television Also produced in Taiwan
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JUPITER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANJUPITER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up remote control robot. Advances with walking motion as his arms swing , the color wheel under the dome lights and turns and one foot clicks as he moves. No confirmed date yet, but it cannot be earlier than 1964, the date of Mr Mercury and Mr Robot. Jupiter Robot is a reworking of a number of stock Yonezawa parets: basically it is a Mr Mercury body and Mr Robot head. The only unique features are some tin litho panels and the rather plain box. Unlike Mr Mercury, which has two motors, Jupiter Robot has only one motor and a simple link to the crank that drive the legs. Though it uses the same pressing for the mechanism, 75% of the gear train is absent. There is no bending or lifting action. This was possibly a "left-overs clearance" model, so there might be several versions. The simplification would have permitted a lower retail price. The robot is first seen in the Yonezawa catalog for 1963. Versions with and without the Mr Mercury skirt (the panel that lifts to permit bending) are known. The Jupiter Robot has the same remote as the Mr. Mercury with one button and three unused holes. The control wire is a green zip cord not the thick black cable on a Mr Mercur
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JUPITER ROBOT GOLD BATTERY OP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANJUPITER ROBOT GOLD BATTERY OP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: An unusual gold bodied version of the Jupiter Robot: plastic battery op robot red arms and domed head with metal face grill. This, like the wind up version, is similar in design to the Venus Robot. Yoshiya have incorporated their popular Robby style Planet Robot head. Two visible plastic gears in the chest; these gears are the common Yoshiya components. 1965
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JUPITER ROBOT WIND UP VERSION - YOSHIYA 1967 - JAPANJUPITER ROBOT WIND UP VERSION - YOSHIYA 1967 - JAPAN
Description: Seven inch plastic wind up robot with tin chest plate and chrome face grill. Robby style. The head design is similar to that of the Planet Robot with two metal ring antennas. The robot has a similar structure to the earlier Venus Robot, though there are several differences. The body, for example, has actual holes instead of the token holes of the Venus. The chest panel has a more elaborate design. Walking action with spark. Color versions include: Red body & legs, black arms (top) Blue body with red arms & legs (bottom). It is probable that some variations are the result of owners switching of parts.
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JUPITER ROBOT, BATTERY OP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANJUPITER ROBOT, BATTERY OP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery op robot red arms and domed head with metal face grill. This, like the wind up version, is similar in design to the Venus Robot. Yoshiya have incorporated their popular Robby style Planet Robot head. Two visible plastic gears in the chest; these gears are the common Yoshiya components. Large two cell remote control. Blue version. There are two color versions: blue (shown) and a gold body. See also the wind up version of this robot.
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K ROBO TITAN - Variants - CragstanK ROBO TITAN - Variants -  Cragstan
Description: Titan and Super Spaceman. Battery op remote control astronaut with tumbling action.
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KARATE ROBOT - Advertising Promo VersionKARATE ROBOT - Advertising Promo Version
Description: Oval head (Type 3) Karate Robot variation. Advertising promo version for Viking Motors.
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KARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANKARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Oval head (Type 3) Karate Robot. Red plastic battery op robot with chrome plate in head and chest. Japanese version and the Sears special English box version shown.
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KARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANKARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Angular body (Type 2) Karate Robot. Grey plastic battery op with walking and tumbling acton. Grey legs, yellow arms. No 1 on chest decal.
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KARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANKARATE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Round body (Type 1) Karate Robot. Blue plastic battery op with walking and tumbling acton. Japanese box version and the plain Sears English box versions shown. Tomy, Japan. Blue body and legs, grey arms.
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KARATE ROBOT JR- TOMY - HONG KONGKARATE ROBOT JR- TOMY - HONG KONG
Description: Karate Robot Junior. 6.5 ins. Smaller versions of the plastic battery op tumbling Karate robot. Red and blue versions with joined (pedestal) feet. Silver oval chest plate. Tumbling action. Appeared in the Sears Christmas Catalog for 1971. Marked Hong Kong. Patented by Tomy.
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KI-KU-ZO ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANKI-KU-ZO ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op wireless remote control pedestal robot. Bot vatiation, white plastic with head under clear plastic dome. Also operable via 8 function keypad on chest. Moves on wheels, arms grasp and lift. c1980 Date?
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KIKE ROBOT HABLADLOR - CLIM - SPAINKIKE ROBOT HABLADLOR - CLIM - SPAIN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. White plastic, non stop walking action. Talks. One of the Serie Galactic. Spanish. Date?
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KIKE ROBOT HABLADLOR - CLIM - SPAINKIKE ROBOT HABLADLOR - CLIM - SPAIN
Description: Robot Parleur. Plastic battery operated bump and go pedestal talking robot based on the Yonezawa Laughing Robot. One of the Serie Galactic. Spanish. Two versions shown, one with winged ears.
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KING KONG OF MARS aka FLOWER ROBOT - SHEN CHEN - HONG KONGKING KONG OF MARS aka FLOWER ROBOT - SHEN CHEN - HONG KONG
Description: For many years an unidentified robot in Boogaert's reference book attributed to SH and called the Flower Robot because of the strange psychedelic litho. Now identified as the King Kong of Mars made by the Shen Chen Toy Factory of Hong Kong. There is a Three Fir Tree logo on the Chinese box. The style is a clear copy of the later SH Attacking Martian style, but the head, chest and fly eye details are different. Several color versions are known based on combinations of red, yellow and green components. There are also two different chest decal patterns. Recent examples of this robot have surfaced in Australia in 2009. See also the Engine Robot which shares many features.
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KING TV ROBOT - KOREAKING TV ROBOT - KOREA
Description: With Walking and Talking. Plastic battery operated robot. Silver grey plastic head, body and arms, blue plastic legs. TV screen in chest with space scene. Talks. Eyes light. television
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KITCHEN ROBOT - CRAGSTANKITCHEN ROBOT - CRAGSTAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot, tin feet. Coffee can, funnel, fork, spoon etc. Shaking robot motion similar to the plastic Mr Robot.
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KOSMICZNY ZWIADOWCA, COSMIC SNIPER - MAKER? - POLANDKOSMICZNY ZWIADOWCA, COSMIC SNIPER - MAKER? - POLAND
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with stepover feet. Polish. The robot has a relatively long body with short legs emerging from the bottom. One piece head and body with loose articulated plastic arms. Detailed plastic chest panel. Versions are known in grey, light blue and maroon. The robot was sold on a simple backing card. Eastern Europe
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KROME DOME ROBOT - YONEZAWA FOR MEGO - JAPANKROME DOME ROBOT - YONEZAWA FOR MEGO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Advances with bump and go action as his body grows, his arms stretch, eyes light and mouth opens and closes. Krome Dome appears in the 1968 Yonezawa catalog. It has been suggested that Krome Dome went under the name Martin the Martian in Europe. The version pictured in the Broutin book is probably a prototype/saleman's sample.
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KSN Midori Super BoyKSN Midori Super Boy
Description: Robot model kit from the late 60's. One variation of the original Midori Missile robot.
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LA LUNE EXPLORATEUR - HONG KONGLA LUNE EXPLORATEUR - HONG KONG
Description: French market box variation of the plastic battery op version of the original SH astronaut. Cheap and flimsy construction. Hong Kong
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LAMBDA-I - HORIKAWA - JAPANLAMBDA-I - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Horikawa version plastic battery op robot with TV screen in the head. Blue body, white arms, black legs. This version has switches on the chest. Walks with various music selections along with continuous varying light patterns on dome. Super TV Robot. television
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LAMBDA-I, LIGHTBAR VERSION - JWLAMBDA-I, LIGHTBAR VERSION - JW
Description: JW version of the Lambda I, Super TV Robot. Walks with wide light show on chest and in dome. Also sold as the Music Robot. 3 position dial for space tunes. Lambda 1 television
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LAMBDA-II, BOUNCING SPACEMAN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANLAMBDA-II, BOUNCING SPACEMAN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Orange body, yellow arms, black legs. Moves with natural walking action, arms and legs move. Helmet lights up showing astronaut at cockpit controls who slowly bounces up and down. This appeared in an Alps catalog in 1984. Photo box. Lambda 2
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LAMBDA-III - BOUNCING ASTRONAUT VERSION - MAKER? - TAIWANLAMBDA-III - BOUNCING ASTRONAUT VERSION - MAKER? - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Orange body and yellow body versions shown. Moves with natural walking action, arms and legs move. Helmet lights up showing astronaut at cockpit controls who slowly bounces up and down. Photo box. Lambda 3 Looks to be identical to the SH Lambda-II
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LAMBDA-III, SEARCHLIGHT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANLAMBDA-III, SEARCHLIGHT VERSION  - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery op robot with natural walking action and lit lighthouse type multicoloured searchlight revolving in head while antenna turns. Lambda 3
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LAMBDA-X - HORIKAWA - JAPANLAMBDA-X - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is a squat, boxy plastic battery operated robot.White body, yellow arms, red legs. Lambda style with the chunky wedge shaped feet. Advances, doors open to reveal firing guns and astronaut driver. This is one of the last robots made by Horikawa.
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LAUGHING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANLAUGHING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Laughing Robot Name on toy: none Nickname: light blue color variation Manufacturer: Yonezawa, Japan Importer: Height: 9.5" Catalog/Box number: "Item No.36021" printed on box Patent number: "Pat.P USA 78-927562 UK 78-31065" printed on box Timeline date: C1984 Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: When switch at rear is turned on, robot moves in bump-and-go (mystery action) fashion. When button on head is depressed, robot will either laugh or make siren sounds. If the head button is depressed while it is moving, the robot stops and "talks". It then continues to bump-and-go. Additional info: Embossed on the base of the robot is the Yonezawa logo and "MADE IN JAPAN". Also comes in a black color variation and a chrome color variation. Both of these perform in exactly the same way as this light blue color variation. There is a blue chrome color variation whose name on its Japanese language box translates into New Patrol Robot. Instead of laughing, it speaks in Japanese. Misc. Comments: Japanese box version with chrome robot also shown. A black version appeared in the Alps catalog for 1984.
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LENSMAN ROBOT SOLL - TOMY - JAPANLENSMAN ROBOT SOLL - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Small plastic robot. Mushroom shaped head. Tomy blister card. 1980s. Soll Galactic Patrol.
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LIGHTNING BOLT ROBOT - MAKER? - MACAULIGHTNING BOLT ROBOT - MAKER? - MACAU
Description: The name is a temporary one for an unidentified robot. Name? Metallic purple plastic battery operated robot. Four red plastic pistons in the chest. Walking action with moving lighted pistons. The distinguishing feature of this robot is the Bride of Frankenstein style representation of a lightning bolt jumping between the two head insulator shaped antennas. This is a variation of the Hong Kong Space Commander Robot. Box?
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LIGHTNING ROBOT AS-502 - TAIWANLIGHTNING ROBOT AS-502 - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Square body with colored plastic dome. Pilot sits in a chest cockpit. Availablle in black, grey/silver, white/goldish metalic. The pilot is the same as that used in the Lambda robots, suggesting a SH origin. Track decals on the sides. The feet shuffle and arms move Lambda style. Its operator, the tri-color lense, and the dome all flash, while the dome spins.
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LITTLE ROBOT - OCEANLITTLE ROBOT - OCEAN
Description: Small plastic friction robots. Spin then move off in straight line. Blister packed. Several versions. Carded
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LOGO ROBOT - RE-EL 45 - ITALYLOGO ROBOT - RE-EL 45 - ITALY
Description: Silver plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. Colorful space graphic decal on the chest. Moves, flashing lights and talking function. This is a variation of the more common Robot Charly. Dated to later than 1983. RE-EL is an Italian company, though it sold most of its robots in France.
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LOOKY ROBOT - LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL, HONG KONGLOOKY ROBOT - LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL, HONG KONG
Description: See through take apart robot. Clear plastic wind up robot with visible gears in the chest and in the dome shaped head. Fixed legs, moving arms. 16cm Several color versions are known. Transparent. Also known as Crystal Robot. This is a copy of the Yonezawa Planet Robot, though the plastic is of a cheaper quality. See-thru
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LOST IN SPACE - REMCO - USALOST IN SPACE - REMCO - USA
Description: This is a very large (14" 35cm) plastic robot based on the 1966 TV series. The barrel body robot has an unusual domed head. The legs are joined together and fixed on a pedestal base. The arms are flexible plastic hoses with claw hands. A paper decal is attached to either side the base. This is a battery operated robot. It can move forward and backward and a lever controls the direction. There is a flashing light in the chest. The concertina plastic arms have to be controlled manually. It is a reasonably accurate copy of the YM3 robot that featured in the 1966 TV series. This authorized robot was very successful and was produced for several years. The body, arms, legs and feet are separate components molded in red, black and blue. The number of possible permutations is theoretically high and it is impossible to verify factory authenticity. Date 1966. The domes are prone to distortion and discoloration, a natural result of ageing.
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LOST IN SPACE ROBOT, SECOND BOX VERSION - AHI - HONG KONGLOST IN SPACE ROBOT, SECOND BOX VERSION - AHI - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op YM3 1977 and sold at K-Mart stores. There were two different box versions, this is the second. This was the second toy robot ever made from the TV series. 10 inches tall. Azrak Hamway International. Stop and go action with flashing lighs.
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LUNA LEN SPACE ROBOT - CENTURY 21 TOY / MEGO - HONG KONGLUNA LEN SPACE ROBOT - CENTURY 21 TOY / MEGO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op spaceman. Clear plastic with visible gears. A variation of the Mortoys Apollo Space Man. Transparent. Moving gears, swinging arms, illuminated face and adjustable visor. 22cm See-thru
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LUNAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANLUNAR ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: An unusual wind up operated robot. The Lunar Robot, bears a strong resemblance to the Thunder Robot in that, like its predecessor, it has the body and head combined. Brown/maroon plastic body with matching tinplate legs, red plastic arms, feet and ears. There is a tinplate panel in the chest with lithoed dials. The robot walks forward, sparks fly under the red plastic dome on top. Height 17cms. There is a orange version with blue arms variation.
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LUNAR SPACEMAN - MEGO/SALCO/BROHM - HONG KONGLUNAR SPACEMAN - MEGO/SALCO/BROHM - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Made in Hong Kong for the Mego Corporation of New York. Walks, doors open and guns fire in Attacking Martian style. In addition the head under dome. Also known as Mond Roboter in Germany. Available in a range of colors: red, blue, grey, light green. The Lunar Spaceman appears in the Mego catlog for 1969 and the German Mond Roboter is featured in a Brohm Spielwaren trade ad in the same year. The Mond Roboter may have been released only in grey or red. In UK the robot was sold by Salco.
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M5 ROBOT - RUSSIAM5 ROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Plastic robot - details?
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MACHINE GUN ROBOT - EVERITE - HONG KONG MACHINE GUN ROBOT - EVERITE - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with spinner under a clear plastic dome. Stepover feet. Black plastic body, red arms and legs. Clear guns in the chest. Box art shows a white version; gold version also known. Stop go action, rotating internal radar, flashing lights and gun firing action. Decal decorations. The white version has gold flakes in the dome. machinegun
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MACHINE ROBOT - AKA TURN SIGNAL ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANMACHINE ROBOT - AKA TURN SIGNAL ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Large brown tin battery operated robot with eight visible gears. Robot walks, arms swing, gears turn and direction indicator lights in the chest flash. The white head dome also lights. Shoulder antennas. Gear robot head. The nickname derives from the direction indicator lights set behind metal arrow pointers in the chest. The first appearance is in the 1963-4 Schwarz Encyclopedia of Toys where it is described as a Frankonia Gear Robot. Some catalogs show a version with a bubble dome instad of the usual cone shape: no robot has been found with this detail. 29cm. A number of gear combination have been identified, three of which are pictured.
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MACHINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANMACHINE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot. Fly eyes. Five gears in chest. The broader body, the legs that don't taper at the top and the lack of a mouth point to a new style of Horikawa robot. Height: 6.75" Actions: Robot walks forward as gears in chest turn. Arms move up and down as a result of coming in contact with the rotating red plastic wind up key handle. Additional info.: Embossed on the back of the robot's torso is the Horikawa logo (S.H in a diamond) with the words TRADE MARK on either side of it. Beneath it: MADE IN JAPAN This robot is pictured in the Horikawa 1972 catalog as a NEW item. It is shown in black plastic however. Also shown is the silver chrome version with red fly eyes with a Japanese market box.
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MACHINE ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANMACHINE ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Tin and vinyl paddle foot robot. This robot has a simple vinyl body with loose plastic arms and red metal paddle feet. Two main types are known: one with a spark window in the chest and one with no such panel. A slight box variation showing the spark (or not) accompanies each type. Color variations: blue, green, grey and chrome silver.
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MAD MARTIAN - TOY TOWN - JAPANMAD MARTIAN - TOY TOWN - JAPAN
Description: Windup vinyl character robot with metal stabilizer. Swaying side-to-side dancing movement. Featured at a British toy show, February 1968.
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MAECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT - ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEELMAECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT - ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEEL
Description: Blue plastic wind up robot with red arms and legs. The robot has a pyramid like shape with a small blue head inside a large clear plastic dome. The yellow chest contains with a large spinning wheel. Walking action with spinning wheel. Sold in a plastic display box. Part of the Astroids series. Tarheel is a US import company.
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MAGIC MIKE - NEW BRIGHT - HONG KONGMAGIC  MIKE - NEW BRIGHT - HONG KONG
Description: Recent plastic battery op Bump and go action, smoking action and lit up face. Push button on head for spacey sounds and talking.
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MAGIC ROBOT GAME ROBOTSMAGIC ROBOT GAME  ROBOTS
Description: Three magnetic-based robots forming the centerpiece of the Magic Robot game. The center is a Dux Astroman and the right hand one is an Archer robot.
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MAGIC SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANMAGIC SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op version of the KO space robot dog. Mystery bump and go action with orbiting flying saucer. Orange litho. Bow tie litho detail.
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MAGNAR - GAKKEN - JAPANMAGNAR - GAKKEN - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op remote control. The Magnatrol robot with tools. The large plastic robot comes with a long stick or wand for control. Bump n' go action, spinning eyes, blinking lights and antenna. Action is controlled with a magic wand. The ears function as the on off switch. 1971
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MAGNAR THE MAGNATROL ROBOT - GAKKEN - JAPANMAGNAR THE MAGNATROL ROBOT - GAKKEN - JAPAN
Description: Large 10 inch blue plastic robot. pedestal design. Red feet and ears, white head, arm and plastic antenna. This boxy robot has a featureless white face with blue eyes. The battery operated robot has flashing lights and is controlled using magnet tipped plastic rods. By touching the ears with the rods the robot can be made to walk and turn. Dated to a Gakken catalog for 1971.
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MAGNOR, MAGNETIC HELMET ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGMAGNOR, MAGNETIC HELMET ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Multicolored plastic battery op robot. 9 inches tall. This is a color variation of the Ranger Robot. It is related to the NGS Mr Robot, but is appreciably smaller. Name on box: Magnor Manufacturer: ???, Hong Kong Importer/Distributor: Cragstan, U.S.A. Height: 9" (to top of "magnetic helmet") Box number: #2601-2 Timeline date: First sighted in the 1969 Cragstan catalog. 1970 (1970 Western Auto Christmas Catalog) Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: The "magnetic helmet" serves as the ON/OFF switch. With the helmet atop the robot's head, Magnor rolls forward in a waddling fashion with flashing eyes and a clicking sound. He turns to the left at regular intervals producing the "square/turn walking action" listed on the box. Removing the magnetic helmet makes him stop. Additional info.: MADE IN HONG KONG is embossed on the bottom of the base (in two places!) along with the Cragstan logo. Embossed on the front of the magnetic helmet is some kind of a symbol, perhaps a logo. Using the same molds, but different colors, Cragstan also produced Ranger Robot. The third companion piece is the larger sized Mister Robot. Joe K.
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MAN FROM MARS - IRWIN - USAMAN FROM MARS - IRWIN - USA
Description: Plastic wind up astronaut. When wound eccentric wheels in the base allow the astronaut to move forward with a waddling action while the arm lifts up and down. Hard plastic with clear round dome helmet with rubber antenna. Red version and the scarcer yellow version shown. The earliest sighting is in the 1952 Blackwell Wielandy catalog.
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MAN IN SPACE - ALPS - JAPANMAN IN SPACE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A lightweight astronaut with a propellor is made to fly by the radid turning of a crank, or in the second version, by battery operated remote control. The two known versions of this toy are pictured here. The plastic hand held device is cranked to produce flight. The other version uses two batteries and a motor in a lithographed case. There are slight variations in the wording on the boxes, and some differences in the artwork. Compare this with the Earth Satellite version also by Alps. No firm date yet.
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MAN ON MOON - COSMO - HONG KONGMAN ON MOON - COSMO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op remote control astronaut. APOLLO wording on chest. Carries a case and holds a sort of mine detector, a "Magnetic Suction Blinker". Hong Kong, late 1960s.
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MAQ EL ROBOT PARLANTE - LEDY - MEXICOMAQ EL ROBOT PARLANTE - LEDY - MEXICO
Description: Mexico Lost in Space robot. Similar to the Remco version but appreciably larger. See photo for comparative size. It's called MAQ robot meaning La Máquina or 'The Machine' made in 1973. It stands about 14 inches with many actions 1) It talks in Spanish by pushing a lever tht works while the robot is in motion (if you can catch it) It says in Spanich: Insufficient information. Does not comoute. My sensors perceive anexternal threat. Logical deduction. We have left the Solar System. The atmosphere of this planet is not breathable. 2) Inside the dome the "spinner" actually spins while in motion 3) A red light spins in the panel below the dome. It's a black disc with holes in it so light only shows through in spots creating a sequence. 4) The chest plate lights up. The top portion changes in different rainbow color middle has moving lined colors, the bottom has white light. It's all done by rotating film. 5) The arms are poseable . 6) A bump and go action which is rather weak because the motor is overstretched. (Thanks to Bart for this write up and the pictures.) Lili Ledy was the premier toy company in Mexico and had the rights to G.I. Joe and Stretch Armstrong. Due to Mexican law at the time that restricted imports, Lili Ledy would gain the rights to the toys and produce them in Mexico. Often wrongly percieved as knock-offs, Ledy toys offer alternative versions of US originals. In the case of MAQ, one wonders why the robot bears no sign of its famous Lost in Space pedigree.
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MARS EXPLORER, RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMARS EXPLORER, RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A red lithographed tin battery operated tin robot on wheels. The head has lithographed versions of blue fly eyes printed onto the flaps that cover the face. The chest panel is marked MARS EXPLORER. This is effectively a combination of robot and astronaut. Robot moves forward, stops; chest door drops down and guns fire. Face panels open to reveal astronaut face. There is also a silver grey litho version of this robot. The box for the red version is the one that depicts the silver version of the robot.
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MARS EXPLORER, SILVER/GREY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMARS EXPLORER, SILVER/GREY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A silver lithographed tin battery operated tin robot on wheels. The body has a rather abstract pattern of shaded rectangles. The head has lithographed versions of the red fly eyes printed onto the flaps that cover the face. This is effectively a combination of robot and astronaut. Robot moves forward, stops; chest door drops down and guns fire. Face panels open to reveal astronaut face. English and Japanese versions of the box are shown. There is also a red litho version of this robot.
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MARS KING - HORIKAWA - JAPANMARS KING - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Dark grey lithographed tin robot. The distinctive feature of this robot is the fact that it has working rubber tracks giving a tank-like movement. In addition there is a clear TV screen in chest with a lighted space scene. The robot moves forward with siren noise while the television screen light. The space scene is of a Thunderbird TB1 from the Gerry Anderson series. There are two versions of this toy: a robot head and astronaut head. The astronaut version is that of the of the astronaut from an Attacking Martian and the box art includes the face detail. The robot version has a fly eye head. The box art for each version reflects the different head, though the rest of the artwork, including the name, remains the same. The shoulder usually has factory touch ups to cover distortions of the metal formed during pressing. The treads frequently perish. The originals were joined together with metal connectors. The robot version appears in the Spiegel catalog for 1968 and the astronaut version is featured in the 1968 Galoob catalog. This suggests they are contemporary. Treads. Caterpillar. Date? The Radar Scope Space Scout astronaut and robot 1st version (1969) use the same heads as mthe Mars King
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MARTIN THE MARTIAN - YONEZAWA - JAPANMARTIN THE MARTIAN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Advances with bump and go action as his body grows, his arms stretch, eyes light and mouth opens and closes. Also made for Mego in a box with the name Krome Dome. This version, Martin the Martian, would appear to be Yonezawa's own. The robot is the same, the box is different. 1968
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MARX BATTERY OP DALEKMARX BATTERY OP DALEK
Description: 1960s plastic battery op Dalek from Dr Who, Doctor. bump and go action.
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MECAHNICAL WALKING SILVER ROBOT - AOKI - JAPANMECAHNICAL WALKING SILVER ROBOT - AOKI - JAPAN
Description: Mechanical Walking Silver Robot, chrome plastic wind up robot. Stepover legs. Spark window in chest. There are two box variations of this toy. Fancy Aoki Toy logo. Box scan here: http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/11534-aoki-silver-robot/
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MECHANIC ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMECHANIC ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Brown/black tinplate battery operated robot. Walks forward while bright light swirls around inside chest lighting up clear lights around edge. Gears spin continuously while in motion. Every few steps he stops and rotates 360 degrees with all actions in motion, after a few spins body resets and continues along his way. Unique action: Light show reflects off of chin section adding extra fun. This is one of the Yonezawa robots that were made by Metal House and look like typical SH robots. English and Japanese box versions.
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MECHANICAL COMMANDER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMECHANICAL COMMANDER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up skirted robot. Until the discovery of a box this was known as the Orange Robot or the R Robot (the R on his belt). It is a rare variation of the Yonezawa skirted robot pressing. The ears look similar to those on the Alps TV Spaceman and the eyes look like those used for the Mighty (Athlete) Robot. The blue Cragstan (Y) Spaceman and red Cragstan Astronaut have exactly the same body pressing. c1967 Item No 807
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MECHANICAL MARTIN THE MARTIAN - MAKER? - JAPANMECHANICAL MARTIN THE MARTIAN - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Octopus like tentacled Martian tin windup. Four long legs and a long central key.
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MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT aka RACCOON ROBOT - MITSUHASHI - JAPANMECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT aka RACCOON ROBOT - MITSUHASHI - JAPAN
Description: This is a very brightly lithographed tin wind up robot with spark. Pressing used for other robots including the Robot 5 by Kanto and the TV Robot by Sankei. M in triangle logo. This has long been called the Raccoon Robot because, in the absence of the box, one of the distinguishing features is the raccoon-like eye mask. The box has the serial no M-1124 Shin Nichi Kogyo company.
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MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT EARLY VERSION - NOGUCHI - JAPANMECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT EARLY VERSION - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: An extremely successful robot judging by the number that have survived. This is a metallic green tin wind up robot with paddle feet. Spark window in chest. This is the earlier all-tin version. Dated to 1968 in a Helen Gallagher-Foster House Christmas catalog
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MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARK - SU - KOREAMECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARK - SU - KOREA
Description: Tin and plastic wind up paddle foot robot. This is a metallic blue litho version of the Noguchi original. Apart form the color, the other distinguishing feature is the use of red vinyl for the paddle feet. The feet are easily damaged. Plastic key.
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MECHANICAL MISSILE ROBOT - TPS - JAPANMECHANICAL MISSILE ROBOT - TPS - JAPAN
Description: Made by Tokyo Plaything Shokai, English name Toplay Ltd. (trademark T.P.S). Small plastic wind up stepover robot with firing missiles and sparks from chest. Chrome silver plated plastic body. Height: 5.5" MADE IN JAPAN is embossed on the back of the head. TPS Japan
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MECHANICAL MOON CREATURE - MARX - JAPANMECHANICAL MOON CREATURE - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up bug insect. There is a litho variation.
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MECHANICAL ROBOT (WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) - LINEMAR - JAPANMECHANICAL ROBOT (WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate lithographed wind up easel back Circa 1957. Advances with stepping motion. Rectangular chest design with red circle containing two lightning flashes. Coiled spring antenna on the head. This is virtually identical to the Yonezawa version except that the robot has a Linemar logo on the back and comes in a front door (One piece) box also with a Linemar logo. Image Morphy's Auction ADD
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MECHANICAL ROBOT (WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) - YONEZAWA - JAPANMECHANICAL ROBOT (WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) - YONEZAWA  - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate lithographed wind up easel back Circa 1957. Advances with stepping motion. Rectangular chest design with red circle containing two lightning flashes. Yonezawa link. Coiled spring antenna on the head. This is virtually identical to the Linemar version except that the robot has a Yonezawa logo on the back and comes in a two-part box also with a Yonezawa logo. ADD
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MECHANICAL ROBOT - (RIVET WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) LINEMAR - JAPANMECHANICAL ROBOT - (RIVET WIND UP EASEL BACK ROBOT) LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed wind up tinplate Easelback robot. Advances with stepping motion. Light blue version with rivet details, a circular yellow chest panel, dial, and black backpack with lightning flash. 6" tall. Sometimes known as the Polkadot Robot. Coiled spring antenna on the head. Two slight variations are known: red v black ears, Lightning strike backpack v plain black backpack. The box art depicts the robot's rivet detailing. It does not have a Linemar logo on the front but carries the company's slogan on the end panel. It is a "front door" box, that is the box opens via an end flap, rather that being a two part box. mddd
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MECHANICAL ROBOT - MAKER? - JAPANMECHANICAL ROBOT - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Shaking action plastic wind up.
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MECHANICAL ROBOT - PAPADOPOULOS - GREECEMECHANICAL ROBOT - PAPADOPOULOS - GREECE
Description: This is a Greek release of the Noguchi Mechanical Sparking Spaceman. Tin wind up sparking paddle foot robot. This version has thin yellow plastic arms rather than the forward pointing tin ones of the original. No antenna. "Lego" spark window. The distinctive lithography includes a mask effect around the eyes. Greek. Pi logo. Date?
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MECHANICAL SPACE MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL SPACE MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: tin lithographed astronaut robot. Wind up paddle foot with gel covered spark window in the chest. Four arm spinner antenna. Litho oxygen tanks. Two litho versions shown: 1: light blue with white head and brown paddle feet 2: green with orange head and pink paddle feet. Yoneya. Two window box versions shown, slight wording variation. spaceman
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MECHANICAL SPACE MAN With Swivel Antenna - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL SPACE MAN With Swivel Antenna - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue tin lithographed astronaut robot with orange head and silver paddle feet. Wind up paddle foot with gel covered spark window in the chest. Four arm spinner antenna. Litho oxygen tanks. Yoneya spaceman
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MECHANICAL SPARKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANMECHANICAL SPARKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot with spark. Stepover feet. original. One of the "W" robots. Variations exist based on different hand and antenna types. This one has the knob hands and no antenna. There is reputedly a version of this robot with a different gel spark window.
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MECHANICAL SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG - SY/YONEYA for FRANKONIA - JAPANMECHANICAL SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG -  SY/YONEYA for FRANKONIA - JAPAN
Description: Silver litho tin wind up version of the SY Sparky with split, ie separate legs, unlike the more common joined legs. Japan 1960s Imported by Frankonia. See also the blue Wind Up Sparky Robot version. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING GOLDEN ROBOT - AOKI? - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING GOLDEN ROBOT - AOKI? - JAPAN
Description: A golden colored version of the Mechanical Walking Silver Robot, chrome plastic wind up robot. Red stepover legs, black arms and a distinctive decal chest panel. Name? Packaging?
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Small bullet shaped tin wind up with paddle feet. Metallic blue lithography with dials. Large red eyes. The box art clearly depicts this version of the robot but it appears to have been used for others in the range. Robot 7 has been seen in this box. Robot 7 group. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT AKA SHAKING ROBOT - AOKI - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT AKA SHAKING ROBOT - AOKI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot. Red body, red arms, chrome silver trim. Moves with shaking or vibrating action. This is a Japanese box version also sold with blue arms as Mr Robot. and Robot - Free swinging Arms. Notice that the box uses artistic license to depict a robot with separate legs. The robot should have two antennas. The key can be either a metal removable one or a fixed plastic tipped one.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT BLUE VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT BLUE VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Aka POLKADOT ROBOT. Small bullet shaped polkadot windup paddle foot robot. Metallic blue version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. Noguchi connection. It is probable that this robot was sold in trade boxes. There is no evidence that it is associated with the blue Walking Robot box. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT GREY VERSION - SY - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT GREY VERSION - SY - JAPAN
Description: Aka POLKADOT ROBOT. Small bullet shaped polkadot windup paddle foot robot. Metallic grey version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. Noguchi connection. It is probable that this robot was sold in trade boxes. There is no evidence that it is associated with the blue Walking Robot box.
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Mechanical Walking Robot S-1472 - Maker?Mechanical Walking Robot S-1472 - Maker?
Description: Red plastic wind up stepover robot. Variation of the silver robot. Large yellow eyes. Box depicts robot walking on a small moon.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Version with spinning antenna. Tin wind up paddle foot robot. This is the SY (Yoneya) version. The same robot and box also appear with the Noguchi (N) logo. Carries the serial number 7622 as compared with the 8622 of the Noguchi version.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT, ROBOT 7 VERSION - SY/YONEYA/NOGUCHI - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT, ROBOT 7 VERSION - SY/YONEYA/NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Small bullet shaped windup paddle foot robot. Silver version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. The individual boxed version was released by SY. The robot was also sold in trade boxes of a dozen. The tade box is an enlarged version of the individual box, but it carries the N Noguchi logo. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN - TOMIYAMA (LINEMAR VERSION) - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN - TOMIYAMA (LINEMAR VERSION) - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Litho panel in the chest instead of the spark panel in the chest. Very similar to, and probably later than the Mechanical walking Sparking Robot. (The opening would most likely have been designed for the spark panel.) Tomy. This box has the Linemar distributor's logo.
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN - TOMIYAMA (NON LINEMAR VERSION) - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN - TOMIYAMA (NON LINEMAR VERSION) - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Litho panel in the chest instead of the spark panel in the chest. Very similar to, and probably later than the Mechanical walking Sparking Robot. (The opening would most likely have been designed for the spark panel.) Tomy. This box does not have the Linemar distributor's logo. Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN VERSION 5 - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN VERSION 5 - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up grey robot. (No antenna or head pip.) The arms of this version are all metal; some versions have a yellow plastic hand insert that slots into the arm. Several feet variations exist: gold, red, rounded, square - and different leg construction. Second type (later) box. There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following: SPACE MAN printed on the back not ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT A fixed key, not a separate one. SY logo on the side of the body Full red eye dots, not semicircles. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSION 1 - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSION 1 - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up grey robot. Spinning hoop antenna version. Note that the arms of this version have yellow plastic hand inserts. Several feet variations exist: gold, red, rounded, square - and different leg construction. Nicknamed the Clown Robot. The box art shows a coiled spring antenna on the head though the actual robot lacks this. Box Art: it's not a depiction of the Spaceman robot, this is a picture of the most common Easelback Robot. Look at the antenna, the hand claws, the feet and the graphics. The box art shows an antenna that is not on the toy. The art work was altered to remove the antenna, and make the picture much more like the box contents. This is probably one of the earlier of the versions. This is based on the art work, the folding key, the rounded feet and the leg design (it has two metal struts inside the leg. Later versions economise with one metal strut) There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following: SPACE MAN printed on the back not ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT A fixed key, not a separate one. SY logo on the side of the body Full red eye dots, not semicircles. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSIONS - SYSY/YONEYA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSIONS - SYSY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: AKA Clown Robot These are presented in speculative production order. Timeline evidence is needed to confirm or disprove this. Version 1 Spinning antenna, separate face parts, separate breastpart, separate plastic yellow hands, round red feet, hinged key, box version No 1 (the most expensive and complicated to make with spinning antenna, separate face parts and separate hands, hinged key and separately moving red shoes, also the box art seems to be more early) Version 2 Antenna, printed face (with tab in mouth, looks liKe a tongue), tin arms/hands, red round feet, rigid key (?), box version No 1 (as version 1, but simplified arms) Version 3 Red pip/knob on head, separate face parts, separate breast part, separate plastic yellow hands, round red feet, hinged key, box version No 2 (?) (same as 1 but the spinning antenna mechanism was replaced by a red knob) followed by Version 4 Red pip/knob on head, printed face and breastpart, tin arms/hands, round red feet, rigid key, box version No 2 (?) (same as 3 but separate hands are simplified to one tin part, also face and breastpart is now printed on the robot. REPRODUCTION ALERT There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following: SPACE MAN printed on the back not ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT A fixed key, not a separate one. SY logo on the side of the body Full red eye dots, not semicircles. Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPARKING ROBOT - TOMIYAMA - JAPANMECHANICAL WALKING SPARKING ROBOT - TOMIYAMA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Spark panel in the chest. Very similar to the Mechanical Walking Space Man. Tomy. Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions
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MECHANIZED ROBOT, EARLY BLACK VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANMECHANIZED ROBOT, EARLY BLACK VERSION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Robby. Circa 1956. Advances with walking motion as the dome lights, pistons move up and down and antenna turn. This is the early version with pin style pulls on the battery box doors. TN Image Smith House Auctions
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MEGO MAN - SY/YONEYA FOR MEGO - JAPANMEGO MAN - SY/YONEYA FOR MEGO - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin wind up robot. This unusual robot is a copy of the Ideal Mr Machine. Advances with wheels turning as his arms and legs move and bell rings. Red and silver face versions shown. Circa 1956.
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MESSAGE ROBOT - TOYBOX - JAPANMESSAGE ROBOT - TOYBOX - JAPAN
Description: Height: 5.5" (to top of robot's head) 7" (to top of sign) Manufacturer is Toybox, Japan. Decals on both sides of the head say: Message Robokun-1. Actions: Robot walks sideways while waving sign back and forth and opening and closing its mouth. Embossed on the bottom of the left foot: TOYBOX MADE IN JAPAN PAT. P. Wind up plastic robot - Sweeping Robot style.
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MIGHTY 8 ROBOT aka KALEIDOSCOPE ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANMIGHTY 8 ROBOT aka KALEIDOSCOPE ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Black tin battery opeated robot. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as the color wheel in his chest turns. kaleidoscope. MT The robot is rare but the display is not rocket-science. There is a mask with cut out slots, large and smaller "Sparks". Behind that there is a wheel of translucent plastic with coloured "Sparks" and darkened sections. This wheel has the same pattern as the mask. the wheel turnS 'round with a light behind it: Sometimes the wheel is in phase with the mask then you have bright, single colours. Some times it is out of phase and you have some spluttering of various colours. The Mighty Robot appears in the 1963-1964 Masudaya catalog. Masudaya were clearly influenced by the Horikawa style of robot. This design may reflect the interests of the factory commissioned to make the robot.
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MIGHTY ACTION ROBOT - ILLCO - HONG KONGMIGHTY ACTION ROBOT - ILLCO - HONG KONG
Description: Blue plastic battery op robot. Shooting guns, smoke. Galaxy style. This is a Hong Kong issue of the Junior toys Dynamic Fighter. Illco made two of these versions. The first had plastic eyes and was a close a copy of the Dynamic Fighter with clear plastic guns. Later versions show the effect of cost cutting with paper decals for eyes and a generally inferior finish. The robot on the left has plastic eyes and a tin chest. The robot on the right has paper decals for eyes and a paper decal chest. Hong Kong
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MIGHTY ROBOT - Yoshiya 1965 - JAPANMIGHTY ROBOT - Yoshiya 1965 - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. First catalog sighting 1965. Advances with mystery action as the lights inside his head spin and gears on both sides of his head turn. He also emits a clicking noise. KO skirt. This robot only appears with the plastic arms.
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MIGHTY ROBOT aka ATHLETE ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMIGHTY ROBOT aka ATHLETE ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up. Circa 1965. Advances with walking motion as he flexes his arms. The nickname 'Athlete Robot' is used to distinguish it from other Mighty Robots and its a very apt choice considering its action. This is one of the larger wind up robots, with a big, strong motor to drive it. Its principal feature is the movement of the arms: they rise and flex in a typical bodybuilder manner. Other robot have arms which lie at right angles to the body (Yonezawa Space Explorer, Alps TV Spaceman) but none have this articulated forearm. The substantial tin body has considerable litho dial detailing. There is a very large grey plastic head with clear red plastic eyes, nose and mouth. The box art is a plain picture of the toy on an equally plain two-tone background. There is a rarer box variation. (Image?) There are two distinct versions of the Mighty Robot. One has a key on the side and the other has a key on the back. The reason for the change of the wind up motor is not known. This robot appeared in the Yonezawa catalog for 1967.
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MIGHTY ROBOT CARRYING APOLLO - YONE - JAPANMIGHTY ROBOT CARRYING APOLLO - YONE - JAPAN
Description: A variation of the basic Yone Jumping Rocket wind up. The small lithographed tin and plastic hopping robot creature is pulling along a vinyl rocket with paper decals. Th box has a"carring" typo.
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MIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARKING - DAITO - JAPANMIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARKING - DAITO - JAPAN
Description: This bronze lithographed tin robot has the appearance of flattened cyclinder. The litho has rivet detailing with white and pink lines. Wind up with spark action. The robot body, head and legs are all part of one structure: two halves are crimped together. There is a little red plastic spark window in the chest. The long red plastic arms. A fixed plastic key is attached to the side. In action the robot rolls forward while the chest sparks. 5" 13cm Date? Some sources connect Daito with Yoneya.
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MIKE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANMIKE ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op pedestal robot. Circa 1965. Advances with ticking sound. Speak into the remote microphone and your voice is transmitted through his chest. Mouth moves and eyes and head light. Japanese box version. Note: The plastic wire can react chemically with the plastic body, leaving "burn" marks. It should be stored so that the wire does not make contact with the robot.
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MILD ROBOT - JAPANMILD ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Bot style plastic battery op robot with bump and go action. Shakes head and hands. Flashing lights in eyes and chest. One of the Mild Robot range. Bow tie. - Bandai Popy?.
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MINI ROBO TANK - NOMURA - JAPANMINI ROBO TANK - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Small tin and plastic wind up robot tank hybrid. Bump and go action. Blue tin body with red plastic head. Two red plastic lighted guns in the chest. Loose yellow plastic arms attach to levers. Simulated litho tracks. Battery operated bump and go action with noise and flashing lights. The hands and levers move. Mini Robo Tank appears in the Nomura catalog for 1971.
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MINI ROBOTMINI ROBOT
Description: Small wind up stepover plastic robot. Chrome green with simulated paper decal TV screen. television
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MINI ROBOT - AHI? - HONG KONGMINI ROBOT - AHI? - HONG KONG
Description: The Mini Robot is a unique design with a comic appearance. This 6.5" (15cm) plastic battery operated robot has a cylindrical silver body with red legs and feet, and chrome silver arms. The head is an unusual green plastic sphere with a glitter effect. Inside the dome are eyes set on a stalk. There's a simple geometric decal in the chest. No maker's mark on the box. Part No T52 Walking action with flashing light in the head and a clicking noise. A clue to the maker may lie in the fact that the paper decal on the chest is the same one as used on the AHI Space: 1999 Walking Spacemen. (inset)
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MINI ROBOT - MAXELL - JAPANMINI ROBOT - MAXELL - JAPAN
Description: A tiny wind up stepover robot made for Maxell. It is a silver blue little bug shape with long rotating arms.
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MINI ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMINI ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery op robot. Preesing a button on the head starts it moving with space sound. Two box versions shown.
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MINI ROBOT / CLOCKWORK MINIATURE ROBOT - JAPANMINI ROBOT / CLOCKWORK MINIATURE ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: This little 3" (7cm) plastic wind up robot seems to have been produced in great quantities. The tiny wind up robot has a single piece head and body with little arms attached. Black stepover feet. Several color variations. TP 293. The Clockwork Miniature Robot version appears to have added painted details. This robot was also produced in Hong Kong.
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Mini Walking Robot - TPS - JAPANMini Walking Robot - TPS - JAPAN
Description: Small silver chrome wind up robot with stepover feet. Several box versions. Sold in trade boxes.
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MINI-MATE PETE THE SPACEMAN - BANDAI - JAPANMINI-MATE PETE THE SPACEMAN - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Small red and white plastic battery operated spaceman. Comical or cartoon styling. White helmet with visor. Gun in hand. Uses two AA batteries that are clamped exposed on the back to resemble oxygen cylinders. Sold in a window box and in a blister card version.
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MINIATURE SPACE BOY - HONG KONGMINIATURE SPACE BOY - HONG KONG
Description: Small comical white plastic wind up stepover astronaut robot.Waddling action. Pete style. Marked "British Colony of Hong Kong" 1960s
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MINIATURE VENUS STYLE ROBOTS - GROUP 2- HONG KONGMINIATURE VENUS STYLE ROBOTS  - GROUP 2- HONG KONG
Description: Static miniature plastic robots based on the Venus Robot design. Several color versions.
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Miss Melody - Hong KongMiss Melody - Hong Kong
Description: Plastic battery sonic remote control op. The Musical Girl Robot. Pedestal base. White plastic with pink arms and girlie decal details. Hong Kong 1978?
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MISSILE ROBOT - ALPS - JAPANMISSILE ROBOT - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Circa 1965. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as his chest and head lights flash. He stops, the chest door opens and the hidden missiles move out with a firing sound. Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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MISSILE ROBOT - FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMISSILE ROBOT - FIRST VERSION -  HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Black tin and plastic battery operated robot. Rotates. The major innovation here is the addition of the two sets of missiles on either side of the head, replacing the ears. New in 1979 SH catalog art 5044 Japanese box version also shown. Distinctive chrome toecaps on the feet. A later version of this robot was produced with a red plastic visor face.
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MISSILE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANMISSILE ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A prototype robot from the Metal House archive. The body is from a Dino Robot and the head is the Attacking Martian fly eye.
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MISSILE ROBOT - JAPANMISSILE ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Small static plastic silver chrome robots with missiles in chest. Blister carded. Released on a trade backing card. Japan Date? Translation? Three minor variations shown.
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MISSILE ROBOT, LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMISSILE ROBOT, LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Black plastic battery operated robot with a red and yellow tinplate chest panel. Walks with sound, stops and then rotates with gun firing and flashing lighted eyes. The head has a large red lighted plastic visor. Missiles on either side of the head, replacing the ears. This robot is featured as a new item, No 5063, in the 1981 Horikawa catalog. There is a Japanese version of the box.
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MISTER BRAIN - REMCO - USAMISTER BRAIN - REMCO - USA
Description: Plastic battery op robot. "The Tru-Smoke robot with a memory". Programmed with one of the disks inserted into the back to control movement. Blows smoke from head. 1969 Instruction Sheet: http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/11723-mister-brain-by-remco-1970/
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MISTER ROBOT - NGS/CRAGSTAN - JAPANMISTER ROBOT - NGS/CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Multicolored plastic battery op robot. Red body, blue legs and head, yellow concertina arms, "Trik" "square/turn walking action, flashing lights and free swinging arms. The robot has a clear rectangular panel in the chest. The action is started by lifting the chrome silver plastic dish antenna. The robot is over 11 inches tall. The box carries the NGS logo, a company that seems to have subcontracted toy production. This robot is the forerunner of similar Cragstan robots produced in HK: the Ranger Robot and Magnor Robot. It is, however, significantly different in detail.
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MISTER SCREWBALL JR - FRANKONIA - HONG KONGMISTER SCREWBALL JR - FRANKONIA - HONG KONG
Description: This is a novel multicolored wind up plastic robot. It is a play on the expression "Screwball", literally a yellow ball shaped robot into which bolts can be screwed. The mechanism and function is also the same, you turn the screw on top of the big bolt and Mr. Screwball starts to wobble forward, more a short shaking action than walking. The quality of this toy is a bit worse than the Nuts N Bolts Robots version, which is far better designed and produced. The bolts do not really fit well in the holes and are easiliy destroyed if you do not act with care. This might be a reason why so few of this toy have survived. 1967 is written in Roman numerals on the box. , so this toy is actually the predecessor/forerunner of the Nuts N Bolts Robots, which was made in 1969. mr screw ball junior
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MO BOT - BANDAI - JAPANMO BOT - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. One of the Love Bo Gi Bot series.
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MODERN ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMODERN ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op skirted robot with bump and go action. Basically identical to the sliver Cragstan Robot complete with the lightning bolt on the chest plate. The only difference is the name. The box art is also identical except for the name and removal of the Cragstan logo. Date yet to be confirmed. Note that the robot has same yellow battery box with red and white batteries drawing as the Directional Robot.
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MONSTER ROBOT - 369 ANTENNA VERSION - MIKE TOY - TAIWANMONSTER ROBOT - 369 ANTENNA VERSION - MIKE TOY - TAIWAN
Description: Black plastic battery op robot 80s. 319 on chest. Stop and Go with opening top to reveal animal (tiger?) head. Available in other colors and head shapes. Based on a SH design. Similar to Empire Robot Monster
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MONSTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANMONSTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot made in the 1980s. Stop and Go with opening top to reveal a lighted dinosaur head very similar to the head of Dino Robot. 9" 23cm. Available in a green and blue body versions with yellow arms and grey legs. Decal with "123" on the chest. This is the original version of this very successful robot design, much copied by other manufacturers. The blue version has the logo SH on the box. Some green versions have SH on a side panel, though others have an Alps logo. The green version is described as new in the 1985 SH catalog. All SH robots are stamped "Japan" on the battery door.
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MONSTER ROBOT, GREEN VERSION - MAKER? - TAIWANMONSTER ROBOT, GREEN VERSION - MAKER? - TAIWAN
Description: Green plastic battery op robot 80s Taiwan 5080 Stop and Go with opening top to reveal dinosaur. 9 Inch GE 1298A is covered with a 5080 sticker. Available in other colors and head shapes. Based on a SH design.
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MONSTER ROBOT- BLUE VERSION - TAIWANMONSTER ROBOT- BLUE VERSION - TAIWAN
Description: Blue plastic battery op change monster robot. Maker? 123 on the chest. This is a SH design though it is often manufactured in Hong Kong and more recently in Taiwan. The green version has been dated to 1984. Other colour versions exist along with box variations and changes of the chest digits eg 369.
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MOOD LAMP LIGHTING ROBOT FX-850 - MAKER? - JAPANMOOD LAMP LIGHTING ROBOT FX-850 - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: This is a blue plastic lamp based on the body molds from the Yonezawa piston/missle robots
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MOON ASTRONAUT - DAIYA - JAPANMOON ASTRONAUT - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin windup astronaut. Advances with walking motion as he raises and lowers his space gun. Gun makes a firing sound. 22cm No date yet.
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MOON CREATURES - MARXMOON CREATURES - MARX
Description: Tin friction alien creatures, insect or bug like. Antennas. The one on the left has litho resembling Hap Hazard.
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MOON DOCTOR, DOCTOR MOON - DAIYA - JAPANMOON DOCTOR, DOCTOR MOON - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: An odd tin wind up character with glasses. Paddle foot. Two versions exist: one has a lithographed engine panel on the front and is marked X-25 on the back. It comes in a box depicting Dr Moon on a spaceship. The other version has a plainer chest panel depicting a safe door with the wording Doctor Moon. The box for this version shows Dr Moon as a crazy surgeon.
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MOON EXPLORER - ALPS BANDAI - JAPANMOON EXPLORER - ALPS BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Tin plastic battery op robot. Advances with walking motion, moving arms and flashing head lights as his chest clock turns, color wheels spin and pistons move. It is one of a group of Alps robots based on the same molds: Rocket Man (1963) Moon Explorer (1966) and Missile Robot (?). It bears a strong resemblance to the Alps Television Spaceman but the scale of the components is appreciably larger. The metal antenna, however, is the same. This robot has only been confirmed with the metal antenna - just like the box illustration. The first sighting of the Moon Explorer is in Alden's Catalog for 1966. Unlike its TV Spaceman cousin, there do not appear to be any significant variations of this robot, suggesting that it had a relatively short production run. The Bandai reference is taken from the box: it appears that this robot was made by Bandai for Alps, but this connection hasn't been fully researched.
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MOON EXPLORER - AMICO? - HONG KONGMOON EXPLORER - AMICO? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated version of the original SH astronaut. Cheap and flimsy construction. Rotates. Hong Kong. White and black plastic versions;, the picture box shows a black version. Also released in a French language box as La Lune Explorateur.
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MOON EXPLORER - CRAGSTAN / SALCO - HONG KONGMOON EXPLORER - CRAGSTAN / SALCO - HONG KONG
Description: Multicolored plastic battery operated robot. Walks, swinging arms, flashing lights. The Moon Explorer has the distinctive large silver chest emblem with the red circle in the centre - unlike the "wings and doors" of the Mr Astronaut and Zero of Space. There are two versions of the robot: Left: Stylized C logo on the helmet and below the chest plate. This is a Cragstan logo and probably marks the earlier verion Middle and right: HK logo on the helmet and below the chest plate. Salco Cragstan group
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MOON EXPLORER - YOSHIYA - JAPANMOON EXPLORER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red tinplate friction astronaut robot with astronaut head under a clear plastic dome surmounted with a rotating four arm antenna. The robot has twin air tanks. Crank action with an inertia waddling motion. Box says "Clear Plastic Helmet with Ray Counter". Also sold in a box variation as the Cragstan Astronaut. KO
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MOON EXPLORER WALKING ROBOT - HONG KONGMOON EXPLORER WALKING ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: A multicolored plastic battery op robot. Walking action with swinging arms and flashing lights in the head dome. The robot has a red body with blue arms and legs. Window box. This is one of several variations of the Mr. Flash robot.
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MOON EXPLORER X-15 ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPANMOON EXPLORER X-15 ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Blue tinplate friction astronaut robot with astronaut head under a clear plastic dome surmounted with a rotating four arm antenna. The robot has twin air tanks with the wording X-15 on them. Crank action with an inertia waddling motion. Box says "Clear Plastic Helmet with Ray Counter". The ray counter is presumably the antenna. See also the X-2 variation.
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MOON EXPLORER X-2 ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPANMOON EXPLORER X-2 ASTRONAUT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Blue tinplate friction astronaut robot with astronaut head under a clear plastic dome surmounted with a rotating four arm antenna. The robot has twin air tanks with the wording X-2 on them. Crank action with an inertia waddling motion. Box says "Clear Plastic Helmet with Ray Counter". The ray counter is presumably the antenna. See also the X-15 variation.
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MOON MAN 001 - OK TOYS - HONG KONGMOON MAN 001 - OK TOYS - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op astronaut with overcoat and dome. Yellow version and the rarer chrome silver versions shown. By any standards a strange looking astronaut. He resembles a fat old man. Stepover action. Hong Kong 1960s
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MOON MEN - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGMOON MEN - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic robot toys. Unusual design Push down the top and they move along. "Mystery Mechanical Marvel" Set of four: Cobor Mazor Furo Gazo Blister carded.
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MOON ROBOT aka RIBBON HEAD ROBBY- YONEZAWA - JAPANMOON ROBOT aka RIBBON HEAD ROBBY- YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up Robby. Circa 1957. Advances with walking motion as the multicolor ribbons inside his head turn. Paint can show variations. keywind tinplate, he walks forward as colored ribbons in his helmet rotate, sparks are emitted through red gel mouthpiece. Height 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) There are colour variations of this robot ranging from dark green to near-black. Variation seems to be a characteristic of the paint. In addition there are two types of leg: one with the usual joining tabs, the other (above) with a pressed or crimped seam. The pressed seam version has been seen with a paper "Made in Japan" label instead of the more usual 'Y' logo stamped on the body between the legs. The dome is clear plastic with a distinct pink tinge, a unique feature. The robot was still available in the Yonezawa catalog for 1963. The three ribbons in the head are combinations of blue/yellow and red/yellow. Green/yellow is also known. The hands are hard rubber balls with a slot and are prone to cracking.
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MOON STROLLERS - HONG KONGMOON STROLLERS - HONG KONG
Description: Trade box of small round tin and plastic wind up robot creatures with large plastic antennas. Arms rotate and alter direction. With rotating radar.
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MORGAN THE TALKING ROBOT TR2 - ALADDIN - HONG KONGMORGAN THE TALKING ROBOT TR2 - ALADDIN - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op pedestal talking robot. Hong Kong. Despite the English box this is a Spanish speaking robot. Is there an English speaking version? Mystery Bump and Go Action. Talking & Space Sounds. Flashing Eyes. Movable Head and Arms Gripping Hands Battery Operated - 2 "C" Size Batteries 25cm tall
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MR ASTRONAUT - CRAGSTAN SALCO - HONG KONGMR ASTRONAUT - CRAGSTAN SALCO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op astronaut. Cragstan C logo on head. There is a distinctive wing emblem on the chest and a pair of doors below. Hong Kong 1960s. This box version has SALCO wording at the top. There is also a version with Cragstan wording. This robot is very similar to Zero of Space: the distinguishing feature is the silver "C" logo in the wing emblem. Salco Cragstan group.
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MR ATOM - ADVANCE DOLL AND TOY CO - USAMR ATOM - ADVANCE DOLL AND TOY CO - USA
Description: One of the large plastic battery op robots of the 1950s. Walks with lights and sound. USA Released 1956. He has two settings. In the on mode he walks and moves this arms back and forth. There is a full power mode. He adds lighted eyes and dome. There is also a buzzer sound. In the off mode you can push a switch and the eyes and dome light up along with the buzzer. There is a metal bolt on the front chest plate and another in the same location on the back. The nut on the front and back are threaded on to a rod that keeps the front and back halves together. Just like on the "ears" there should also be a couple of O rings on the arm supports to keep them together . A lot of times these are missing from rubber rot over the years.
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MR ATOM 967 - SCHUCO - W GERMANYMR ATOM 967 - SCHUCO - W GERMANY
Description: A delightful eccentric wind up toy from Schuco. The tin wind up figure with moon-like head juggles satellites and rockets. Felt clothing. 1950s
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MR ATOMIC - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR ATOMIC - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A lithographed tin battery operated robot. Mr Atomic is a distinctive robot. It is a essentially a cone-shaped robot with arms and feet. Head, legs and a face are totally lacking. A large clear dome covers a futuristic bank of twelve lights that look like an early computer display. Two clear plastic ears protrude from the head. Most robots have human shape but Mr Atomic is one of the most radical departures from this tradition; it's as close to a pure robot as the great robot manufacturers ever got. Bump and go action with either a clicking noise (silver version with white feet) or a whistling sound (blue version with yellow feet). The feet tap up and down and there's a light show behind that screen. The box art is a plain but attractive depiction of the robot. Mr Atomic featured in the 1962 Sears Christmas catalog, with a price tag of $6.79. Apparently it did not sell well and was soon withdrawn. The bottom row shows two pictures the 9-light prototype.
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MR ATOMIC PROTOTYPE - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR ATOMIC PROTOTYPE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Featured in a 1962 catalog and again in the Yonezawa 1933 catalog is this picture of a prospective Mr Atomic with some unusual features. The litho detailing is quite unique and there are only nine lights under the dome, as opposed to the sixteen of the production run. There are known examples of the nine light version, but an example of the litho is unknown. The illustration suggests that a production model was not to hand when the catalog was printed (or that it changed prior to production). These "artist's impressions" are not uncommon and are often based on photos of factory prototypes.
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MR GALAXY - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPANMR GALAXY - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPAN
Description: Plastic and tin battery operated robot. Rising and falling action. Tin chest plate with a red plastic suggestion of guns. Green plastic eyes. One of a series of robots based on this design. Marked Junior Toys of Japan. Junior Mr Galaxy This robot is featred as a new item in the 1976 Asahi catalog.
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MR HUSTLER - ROBOT HEAD VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR HUSTLER  - ROBOT HEAD VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is a Mr Hustler robot with the addition of an Attacking Martian head with red fly eyes. Examples of this robot head version are known. It would appear that Horikawa did not create a special box for this robot version but decided to use the astronaut box. To date no known box exists for the robot version. Mr Hustler in the usual astronaut version appears as a new item in the 1971 Horikawa catalog.
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MR HUSTLER - ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR HUSTLER - ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A black tin and plastic battery operated astronaut. The chest has a number of orange or abler plastic panels set in. Mr Hustler robot walks forward at slow pace with spinning lights in chest then stops. The unique feature is the fact that the sides of the robot including the arms partially detach from the body. These shoulders begin to flex in and out slowly then increase in speed. The robot then shakes for a moment then repeats the actions. Great light show and spacey sounds. The Japanese Emperor date found on a factory sample dates this robot to 1970 but it first appears in the 1971 Horikawa Toy Catalog. #1035. It is marked "NEW" in this Horikawa catalog.
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MR JIG THE WALKING ROBOT - HONG KONGMR JIG THE WALKING ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Two small plastic wind up stepover robots. 17cm Large rotating antenna. Radar Robot style. Sold in a cost saving box with both robots pictured. mister
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MR LEM - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGMR LEM - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op astronaut. Multicolored. Marked on the back: (copyright 'C') 1970 Cragstan ind. inc., N.Y. N.Y. 10010 made in Hong Kong. Walks with swinging arms. Hong Kong. LEM means Lunar Exploration Man. One of the Salco Cragstan group.
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MR MACHINE FIRST VERSION - IDEAL - USAMR MACHINE FIRST VERSION - IDEAL - USA
Description: A large 45cm 18" clear plastic robot with an eccentric design. Visible motor. The robot was designed to be dismantled and reassembled. Wind up action. When the toy was wound up it would roll forward swinging its arms and repeatedly ringing a bell mounted on its front. Every few steps it would emit a mechanical "Ah!". Came with a wrench and extra nuts. The first version was released in 1961. It was later released in a simplified version. Patent: Inventor Marvin Glass
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MR MACHINE LATER VERSION - IDEAL - USAMR MACHINE LATER VERSION - IDEAL - USA
Description: A large 45cm 18" clear plastic robot with an eccentric design. Visible motor. This is a substantial reworking of the original Mr Machine: the robot can no longer be dismantled. Gone also is the bell, to be replaced by a whistling action: mr Machine actually whistles "This Old Man". Released in 1978 and at various times in the 1980s.
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MR MAQUINA - LILI LEDY - MEXICOMR MAQUINA - LILI LEDY - MEXICO
Description: Mexican version of the later Ideal's Mr Machine. Plastic wind up robot construction toy. Whistling action. 19" 46cm El robot mas marcial y marciano. 1970s.
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MR MERCURY - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPANMR MERCURY - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPAN
Description: Metallic red plastic battery op robot, Galaxy style. Has a tin chest plate and tin bottoms of feet. Walks, flashing blue eyes, machine sound. There has been a simplification of the chest with the removal of the guns and their lighting action.
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MR MERCURY, THREE VERSIONS - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR MERCURY, THREE VERSIONS - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Early 1960s Made by Yonezawa Japan sold by Marx or LineMar Toys Battery op by remote control , walks , bends over closes arms , picks things up and takes them away All 3 versions shown , first on left with illuminated chest panel and Mr Mercury name, non operating lamp on head , last gold version on right. 32cm FT#40
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MR MERCURY, VERSION 1 - MARX/LINEMAR - JAPANMR MERCURY, VERSION 1 - MARX/LINEMAR  - JAPAN
Description: A Yonezawa robot made for Marx. Battery op remote control with lifting action. It is not clear whether the idea of a robot with lifting arm originated here or with the Dux Astroman patented in 1959. This was, however, an innovative and successful robot that ran for at least five years. The first version appears only for the 1961 season. It featured in the 1961 Sears Catalog. Its distinctive features are its grey body, white plastic tubular lower arms, the illuminated chest panel and the light in the head. The plastic arms and head light later disappear. The box art depicts the blue body and the white arms. It carries the wording "WITH LIGHT" that identifies it as the rarer first version. The head is distinctive, consisting of a control room with tiny plastic occupants. It was reused in the Talking Robot and Jupiter Robot. The design of the much rarer Jupiter Robot draws heavily on Mr Mercury components.
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MR MERCURY, VERSION 2 - MARX/LINEMAR - JAPANMR MERCURY, VERSION 2 - MARX/LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Battery op remote control robot. Walking action. Lifts objects. The original design for 1961 was altered slightly: the plastic lower arms have been replaced with more substantial and simpler metal ones and the light has been removed from the head. On some versions (not the one pictured here) the complex lighted chest logo has been replaced with a simpler litho logo. The color scheme is still the original grey body with blue arms. The box art is the same as Version 1 with just the removal of the reference to a light. It still depicts the original plastic tubular arms. One can surmise that the changed arms are a simplification or a response to design problems with he original. The removal of the light might be either another simplification or a power saving measure. Reference to the Yonezawa manufacturer has been removed. This second, transitional version generated a number of variations as old parts were used up.
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MR MERCURY, VERSION 3 - MARX - JAPANMR MERCURY, VERSION 3 - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Battery op remote control robot. Walking action, bends and lifts objects. The third and final version of Mr Mercury, and the most common. The arms are the metal ones from version 2 but the color scheme is now gold with grey arms and legs. The chest lettering has changed again - a litho logo but with a different font. The circuit board on the chest has also been given a makeover. The gold color Mr. Mercury appeared in both the 1963, 1964 and 1964 Sears catalogs, a much longer run than the earlier versions. New box art was created for this third version (Versions 1 and 2 effectively share the same artwork)
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MR MONSTER - PLAY VALUE - HONG KONGMR MONSTER - PLAY VALUE - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Eight 8 legs. Its bizarre shape and eccentric walking action are its main attractions. Two color versions are known: an orange-yellow-green combination and blue-white with gold hands. There are many slight variations based on these two schemes. The distinguishing feature of this particular version of robot is the large octagonal chrome silver plastic antenna. The robot first appears in the 1970 Wards catalog as the Climbing Space Robot, though with the two-dish antenna. There's also a blue body/red leg version called the Walking Space Robot. Silver dish antenna. Playart 23cm FT#30
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MR MRS BUMPBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONGMR MRS BUMPBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic battery operated bot. Mystery action, poseable arms, flashing lights. Household robot.
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MR PATROL - ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR PATROL - ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A large black tinplate astronaut robot "With siren". The brightly lithographed chest plate has a clear red plastic panel above. The chest is designed like a meter with gauges on either side. The robot walks with lights and siren sound. The dome does not light. Red plastic feet. The robot advances, stops, raises his arms and makes a siren noise. The astronaut face is contained in the boxy head structur with chrome ears and a cylindrical yellow plastic dome. At the fast end of the motor, the top, there is a sort of fanblade made of white nylon. This is surrounded by a cage with slots with the appropriate distance. This forms the siren. An intermittent gear arrangement makes a lid move over the top of the siren so changing its pitch. There is a robot version of this toy. The astronaut version first appears in the 1968 Lewis Galoob Toy Catalog.
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MR PATROL, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR PATROL, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A large black tinplate robot "With siren". The brightly lithographed chest plate has a clear red plastic panel above. The chest is designed like a meter with gauges on either side. The robot walks with lights and siren sound. The dome does not light. Red plastic feet. The robot advances, stops, raises his arms and makes a siren noise. The head structure is the familiar Horikawa boxy design with chrome ears and a cylindrical yellow plastic dome. At the fast end of the motor, the top, there is a sort of fanblade made of white nylon. This is surrounded by a cage with slots with the appropriate distance. This forms the siren. An intermittent gear arrangement makes a lid move over the top of the siren so changing its pitch. English and Japanese boxes shown. There is an astronaut version of this robot that appears in the 1968 Lewis Galoob Toy Catalog. The robot version date is probably similar.
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MR PLANET - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR PLANET - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Multicolored plastic battery operated robot with a clear plastic chest and a clear dome head. See-thru The chest has a large planetary gear containing three interlocking gears. The featureless head also contains interlocking plastic gears. Tapering legs. The quality of the plastic is appreciably better than that of later copies. There is no battery cover for this robot: the batteries clip securely into the uncovered holder. The box has a perforated display panel which can be removed to better display the robot. Walking action withe swinging arms, rotating gears and a flashing light in the head. The Yonezawa design is used elsewhere. The same legs and feet can be seen on several Mortoy plastic robots from Mort Alexander Ltd. Mr Planet is the original inspiration for the Spanish Robot Shepard from Jyesa & the various Looky aka Crystal Robots. The first sighting of Mr Planet is in the 1969-1970 M.W. Kasch Company (toy distributor) catalog, published in 1969. The box number 821 is consistent with this date.
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MR RIVETHEAD - MULTIPLE TOYMAKERS - USAMR RIVETHEAD - MULTIPLE TOYMAKERS - USA
Description: Plastic static Popapart robot. The robot is made of a series of plastic components of different colors. The base is primed by pressing a spring lever. When the trigger is pressed the robot pops apart. Window box. USA 1964
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MR ROBOT - ATC - JAPANMR ROBOT - ATC - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic windup. Advances with wheels turning as his arms and legs move and the bell rings. Asahi. Removable key. Small directional wheel at the back. No firm date yet. AKA the Bell Robot. Bow tie. Similar to the SY Mego Man. It is featured in a Japanese Toy Fair catalogue for 1962. The influence of Ideal's Mr Machine is evident in the design and the name. Two versions are known: the yellow eye one shown and a red eye version. Image Smith House Auctions
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MR ROBOT JR. - BANDAI - JAPANMR ROBOT JR. - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Small (4.5" ins) battery op tin and clear plastic robot. White plastic head with red features. Red arms, bare metal legs. 8cm. Advances with walking motion and swinging arms. Visible motor. Window box: two box versions shown. Mister Robot junior. Transparent body. See-thru See-thru
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MR ROBOT THE MECHANICAL BRAIN - ALPS - JAPANMR ROBOT THE MECHANICAL BRAIN - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: An early silver painted tinplate robot that combines a wind up mechanism with a battery operated light function. A battery fits inside the head and the lid is held closed by a coiled spring antenna. The hands are lightbulbs, one red and one green, that flash as the robot walks. A backpack holds a long wire antenna. The backpack also houses the triangular on-off switch. Contacts at the top of the legs complete the circuits for the flashing lights. The robot has a chest band that includes a space for a spark window. The production version has this window blanked out, but the color version has an open window. The robot has a strong resemblance to the Strenco ST-1 robot, with a cylindrical hear and short arms emerging from the body and it is believed that this robot is based on the 1954 Strenco design. The red and yellow color variation shown below may be a prototype. It is suggested that the box art shows the intended coloring of the robot, but only a silver version was ever released. The first sighting of this robot is currently in a 1956-7 Western Smallware catalog
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MR ROBOT, RED VERSION - YONEZAWA/NGS - JAPANMR ROBOT, RED VERSION - YONEZAWA/NGS - JAPAN
Description: Red painted tin battery operated skirted robot.Clear plastic domed head containing springs and a rotating light. Chest panel with Mr Robot wording. Advances with mystery bump and go action as the head lights and interior spins. "Revolving Color Dome Lights" There are two versions shown, one with Cragstan on the chest plate and one without. The Cragstan version comes in a box that carries the Cragstan importer logo and also has an NGS manufacturer's logo.
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MR SMASH - MARX - HONG KONGMR SMASH - MARX - HONG KONG
Description: Name on box: Mr Smash Name on toy: Nickname: Manufacturer: Marx Toys, Hong Kong Importer/Distributer: Louis Marx & Co. Limited. Swansea, Gt. Britain Height: 5.25" (to top of head), 7.5" (to top of antennas) Box number: "Ref. No. 5468" Timeline date: Power source: Wind up (Clockwork) Actions: Rolls forward with repeated turns to the left while right arm moves up & down, mouth opens & closes, making a sound. Additional info.: Label on chest reads: "For mash get Smash". Embossed on the bottom rear is the Marx Toys logo encircled by the words "MADE IN HONG KONG". Plastic wind up key permanently attached. Box further describes toy as: "Clockwork Walking Smash Martian". Also states: "Smash is a registered trade name of Cadbury Ltd.". The sides of the box show two scenes of the commercial for the potato powder (instant mashed potatoes). Plastic wind up Martian from Cadbury's Smash instant potato powder advert. He's holding a spud.
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MR ZEROX - LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR ZEROX - LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is a complete reworking of Horikawa's original Mr Zerox. The new version is a small nine inch brown tin and plastic battery operated gear robot. Tinplate body, brown plastic legs, arms and head. The robot has a small version of Attacking Martian head with fly eyes and chrome metal ears. The robot has a lithographed tin chestplate with two clear plastic lighting guns. In action the robot walks forward, the chest plate rattles and the guns fire. Structurally it is very close to the later version of the Engine Robot and the later version Gear Robot: Attacking Martian head, tapered plastic legs and arm pressings. First sighting: Horikawa Catalog 1970 where it is described as a new item. There are two versions: one has a narrow space between the legs; the other version has a distinctly wider gap. This may have been because of a change in the motor assembly or because of stability problems; it is not yet clear whether the legs were put closer together or further apart. The 1969 Horikawa catalog shows a Radar Robot Space Scout, a similar design, with what looks like narrow legs.
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MR ZEROX TELSALDA BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR ZEROX TELSALDA BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A small (nine inch) brown tinplate battery operated robot with guns behind a small hinged chest plate. This is a Telsalda box version. Telsalda was a distibutor and this may have been for sale in the UK. This is a reworking of the Horikawa 9 inch Gear Robot/Engine Robot body. The chest opens to reveal firing guns. The tin hat and the goggles are new and found their way onto some of the Gear Robots. The Telsalda version prominently displays a host of patent numbers. Mr Zerox dates to 1966 but this version is undated. It will be close to 1966. This box also carries the SH logo on the side.
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MR ZEROX, EARLY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMR ZEROX, EARLY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The first version of Mr Zerox is a small (nine inch) brown tinplate battery operated robot with guns behind a small hinged chest plate. The robot has a strange look created by the tin cap, and the bizzare goggles or sunglasses. The robot advances while the green chest panel flickers, the robot stops, the chest plate drops down and the guns fire. The feet can be either red or gold. The box version show here is the earlier of two known versions, the other being the Telsalda box. It lists the five actions of the toy.
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MR. FLASH VARIATIONS - HK STAR - HONG KONGMR. FLASH VARIATIONS - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: 1. Super Walking Robot - red body, black limbs. HK within a five pointed star. 2 Walking Robot - Gray body and head with red arms and dome. HK within a five pointed star. 3. Moon Explorer - Red body blue limbs but lacking the Mr. Flash/Cragstan markings on the battery cover. 4. NGS Cragstan Mr Flash. Original design, red body blue limbs.
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MR. ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR. ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op. Advances with mystery bump and go action as the head lights and interior spins. Red version. skirt. "Multicolored Swiveling Dome Lights". Some versions have a fixed (always on) light in the dome and some flash on and off. Two versions of the red robot are known, one (shown) in the Yonezawa boz and one in an NGS logo box with slightly different details. Currently dated to 1962 Image Smith House Auctions
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MR. ROBOT, WHITE - YONEZAWA - JAPANMR. ROBOT, WHITE - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: White painted tin battery op Circa 1961. Advances with bump and go mystery action as the head lights and interior spins. Though this is a white version it was sold in the box depicting the red version. It is identical to the red Mr Robot apart from the body paint color. skirt. Note that some white robots have a yellow battery box while others have the grey battery box common for the red Mr Robot.
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MR. ROBOTTLE - AVON COSMETICS - USAMR. ROBOTTLE - AVON COSMETICS - USA
Description: MR. ROBOTTLE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS When empty, clean thoroughly. Peel backs off labels and press "face" onto cap and "tummy" onto dry bottle. Gather all the parts - just ease gently out of plastic frames. Slip arms and legs onto body and gently tighten nuts. You can arrange arms and legs in all sorts of out-of-this-world positions! AVON PRODUCTS, INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. 10020 PRINTED IN U.S.A. Not shown in the photo above is the white plastic wrench that comes with the piece. When assembled Mr. Robottle is 8" tall. Embossed on the back of Mr. Robottle: Avon Bubble Bath 5 Fl. Oz. Avon Products, Inc. New York, N.Y. 10020
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MR. SANDMAN THE ROBOT - Wolverine USAMR. SANDMAN THE ROBOT - Wolverine USA
Description: Tin/wood beach bucket. Circa 1945. Lithograhedd tin and wood take apart robot sand toy. The small picture shows the version with wire ears. The larger pictures are of a no ear version.
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MUSIC ROBOT - MAKER?MUSIC ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Plastic battery op robot with white magic color screen in the head. Blue body, white arms. Lights in chest. A repackaging of the JW Lambda-I robot. 3 position dial for space tunes.
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MUSICAL DRUMMER ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPANMUSICAL DRUMMER ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated remote control robot. Advances with walking motion, lighted eyes and flashing chest panel as he plays his drum. Circa 1956. The tin remote control is shaped like a robot head.
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MUSICAL ROBOT - HC - HONG KONGMUSICAL ROBOT - HC - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with walking action and music. Red body and head with white limbs. The box has a photo of a less common black body version with red arms and legs. Decal dials on head. Musical Robot decal wording. Separate antennas insert into head. HC in cog logo.
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MUSICAL ROBOT - HONG KONGMUSICAL ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic battery op pedestal robot. Plays music. Bump and go action. Flashing light in head. This is the same manufacturer as that of the other Musical Robot. HC in cog logo.
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MUSICAL STAR ROBOTMUSICAL STAR ROBOT
Description: Sonic control - movement controlled by a clicker. Plastic battery op robot, plays music, flashing lights.
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MYROBO - YONEZAWA - JAPANMYROBO - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Myrobo paper decal in the chest. Monster Robot style. Japanese window box. Simple walking action with flashing eyes and clicking sound. Uniquely a knob on back adjusts height. 7.5" Batteries and switch are located in the head. Embossed on the back is the Yonezawa logo and MADE IN JAPAN. Several color combinations known. English and Japanese box versions. The first sighting is in the 1976 Asahi catalog as "My Robot". First seen as "Myrobo" in 1978.
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MYROBO OR MONSTER ROBOY COLOUR VARIATION - MAKER? HONG KONG?MYROBO OR MONSTER ROBOY COLOUR VARIATION - MAKER? HONG KONG?
Description: See also the monster robot variations. Plastic wind up robot. The protrusion above the head suggests that this is the Hong Kong version adapted to house a light sensor. Details? Box?
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MYSTERY ACTION ROBOT - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANMYSTERY ACTION ROBOT - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPAN
Description: Tin (heavy gauge metal) and plastic battery op robot with paddle feet. Red window box version. Red plastic spark window. It does the twist as it rolls along and has bump and go go action. Only the upper section is made of tin. The lower half, including the battery case is plastic. Robot runs on two AA batteries. Also sold by Bandai as the Naughty Robot. A version with a clear plastic spark windows can be found.
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MYSTERY MOON MAN - SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYAMYSTERY MOON MAN - SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYA
Description: Chief Robotman in a box with a new title. See the white version. Tin battery op skirted robot with bump and go action.
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MYSTERY MOON MAN - WHITE VERSION - YOSHIYAMYSTERY MOON MAN - WHITE VERSION - YOSHIYA
Description: Tin battery op skirted robot with bump and go action. White version of Chief Robotman with name change on box - the chest plate is blue rather than green. The robot also existe in a standard silver Chief Robotman vesrion with green chest. In this case, the "old" robot was shipped in the "new" box.
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NAME? 3 - GAAKEN - JAPANNAME? 3 - GAAKEN - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op stepover robot with detachable reusable components.
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NANDO - OPSET - ITALYNANDO - OPSET - ITALY
Description: A bare galvanised metal pneumatic tin robot. Italian. A surprisingly small robot (13cm) with a relatively simple construction. The pneumatic bulb allows the robot to walk and the head to turn. The face is a simple stamped design of eyes, nose and mouth with detailing provided by a decal. It has hoops for ears, a grill effect on the chest and a retractable antenna. "il Robot a Telecomandato" ("the remote control robot") The box has the wording "A. Ste. 58" which possibly indicates a date of 1958. Head variations have been identified: a full decal (eyes, nose, mouth) and a simpler decal, eyes only. A red metal head version (the side panels of the head) has also been found.
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NAUGHTY ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPANNAUGHTY ROBOT - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Tin (heavy gauge metal) and plastic battery op robot with paddle feet. Red window box version. Red plastic spark window. It twists as it rolls along with a bump and go go action. Only the upper section is made of tin. The lower half, including the battery case is plastic. Robot runs on two AA batteries. Also sold by Sears as the Mystery Action Robot (though the spark window is clear plastic rather than red). A version with a clear plastic spark windows can be found. Featured in the 1970 Sears catalog.
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NEW ASTRONAUT, VERSION 1 - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW ASTRONAUT, VERSION 1 - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The first version of this style of robot. Plastic battery operated robot, three hinged chest guns. Silver plastic eyes. Rotates. The face has large eyes. The erars are made up of a complicated series of cylinders. The feet have a pronounced wedge shape. Virtually all of the external metal has now been replaced by plastic. There is nothing to justify the name "astronaut", either on the robot or the box art. There is a later version with red plastic eyes/ visor. Art 5023 new in 1977 SH catalog and still there in 1980 (the version 2 replaced it in 1981) English and Japanese box versions.
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NEW ASTRONAUT, VERSION 2 - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW ASTRONAUT, VERSION 2 - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op, three hinged chest guns. This version has a face with a red plastic visor. The hands have distinct fingers or spikes rather than the usual open circle. Rotates. Virtually all of the external metal has now been replaced by plastic. There is nothing to justify the name "astronaut", either on the robot or the box art. This is a reworking of the earlier style of New Astronaut with a new head design. There is a Japanese box version. Also in blue. Featured as item 5062 in the 1981 Horikawa Catalog.
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NEW FIGHTING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW FIGHTING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with guns in chest. Misidentified as the Thunder Robot in Kitahara. The dome on New Fighting Robot does not light up. The chest panel is one large piece with the plastic guns at the top and just litho on the rest of the panel. Unlike other Horikawas where the chest plate pushes out once, the guns on the chest panel on New Fighting Robot move fully in and out during the shooting cycle. The effect makes the whole robot shake, resembling recoil from the guns.
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NEW PISTON ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANNEW PISTON ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with four visible orange pistons in the chest. Metal litho backplate. The head consists of a lighted red visor. New piston robot. Window box and body variation. Walks with lighted moving pistons in chest. Space sound. One of Yonezawa's last robots. Mr Piston decal below the chest. Dated to 1985 The influence of Metal House is evident in the SH styling of this robot. Two color versions: 1. White body with blue arms and legs. 2 Brown
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NEW SILVER ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SILVER ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Basically a chrome silver version of the New Astronaut. Chrome silver plastic battery operated robot. Green hinged plastic guns in chest. Red visor in face. Rotates with noise anf firing guns. English and Japanese box versions.
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NEW SKY ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SKY ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: New Sky Robot Name on toy: none Height: 8.75" in robot mode, 9" in "sky" mode Catalog number: #5047 (as found in the Horikawa Toy '79 catalog) Produced from 1979 through 1984. Actions: Robot walks forward with flashing face as chest wheels spin. Robot can convert into a "sky/flying" mode by tilting the head up and rotating the arms into a wing-like position. Robot can then be placed on its chest and it rolls along on the chest wheels and toe wheels. Poseable articulated arms. "MADE IN JAPAN" is embossed on the battery cover. English and Japanese box versions. TheNew Sky Robot was preceeded by Sky Robot, a similar design with different body and arm colors. Sky Robot has a yellow body with blue arms. The chest wheels are less elaborate, too.
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NEW SPACE EXPLORER - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE EXPLORER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated robot with TV screen in chest. This robot has a distinctive chrome silver plate which completely dominates face. The only features on this face are they. Rounded corner television screen. Stubby ear antennas with balls. Walking action with noise and space scene. Japan SH. English and Japanese box versions; the Japanese box suggests that the space scene contains a dinosaur.
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NEW SPACE EXPLORER, BROWN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE EXPLORER, BROWN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated astronaut robot. Chest plate drops to reveal a television screen. 11 ½ inch, stop and go, swing open door, realistic noise, the flight of Apollo on tv screen. New in SH Catalog 1971 art 1029. The silver version appears in the Amico Inc. 1972 Catalog
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NEW SPACE EXPLORER, SILVER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE EXPLORER, SILVER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op astronaut robot. Chest plate drops to reveal TV screen. The first sighting of the brown version is 1971. The silver version appears in the Amico Inc. 1972 Catalog television
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NON STOP ROBOT aka LAVENDER ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANNON STOP ROBOT aka LAVENDER ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Non Stop Robot, more usually known as the Lavender Robot: the body has, as the nickname suggests, a basic lavender colouring with copious inset panels carrying abstract machinery detailing. Bump and go mystery action. Gang of Five. Slight variations are known. There is a "high switch" and, less frequently a "low switch" version. This refers to the location of the on-off switch. High is just below the chest panel. Low is well below the circle. See below. It is also believed that there is a version with grey litho insert panels rather than the usual lavender color. Some argue that this is the result of fading, but the concensus is that it is a variation.
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NUTS'N BOLTS ROBOT - FRANKONIA - HONG KONGNUTS'N BOLTS ROBOT - FRANKONIA - HONG KONG
Description: A squat, square plastic wind up robot with wrench and screwdriver. This odd robot is designed as a construction toy. A number of plastic bolts and screws can be inserted and tightened with a plastic wrench. When complete the wrench acts as a key to fit over the winding bolt in the center of the chest. Wind up walking action. A number of versions exist. Usually the robot is silver plastic but a clear red plastic version is known. Dated 1969 on the box. See the earlier Mister Screwball Jr version of this robot. Nuts and bolts, nuts n bolts, nuts and bolts
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OMEDETABOT - TOMY - JAPANOMEDETABOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Details?
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OMNIBOT 2000 - TOMY - JAPANOMNIBOT 2000 - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Large complex battery op remote control robot with multiple actions. Radio controlled. Advert
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OUTER SPACE ROBOT - AHI - HONG KONGOUTER SPACE ROBOT - AHI - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op version of the Lost in Space YM3 robot. White with chrome head with translucent blue visor. (round the back of the head here) Reuse of molds possibly once the license had expired. 10 inches tall and was manufactured in Hong Kong by Azrak-Hamway International circa 1977. It walks with a side-to-side, stop and go movement. It also has blinking head light and chest plate, with sound effects.
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OUTER SPACE ROBOT, GREY VERSION - AHI - HONG KONGOUTER SPACE ROBOT, GREY VERSION - AHI - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op Lost in Space robot. YM3. "Stop and go action with blinking lights." AHI Plastic battery op version of the Lost in Space YM3 robot. Grey body with green plastic dome. Decal chest detail. Reuse of molds possibly once the license had expired. 10 inches tall and was manufactured in Hong Kong by Azrak-Hamway International circa 1977. It walks with a side-to-side, stop and go movement. It also has blinking head light and chest plate, with sound effects.
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OUTER SPACE ROBOT, WHITE VERSION - AHI - HONG KONGOUTER SPACE ROBOT, WHITE VERSION - AHI - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op Lost in Space robot. YM3. "Stop and go action with blinking lights." AHI Plastic battery op version of the Lost in Space YM3 robot. White with blue dome. Reuse of molds possibly once the license had expired. 10 inches tall and was manufactured in Hong Kong by Azrak-Hamway International circa 1977. It walks with a side-to-side, stop and go movement. It also has blinking head light and chest plate, with sound effects.
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PENCIL SHARPENER ROBOTPENCIL SHARPENER ROBOT
Description: A small static robot on a pencil sharpener. Based loosely on the SY Walking Space Man.
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PERCIVAL IL GENIO ROBOT - ESTRELA - BRAZILPERCIVAL IL GENIO ROBOT - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Percival the Genius Robot. Very large 70 cm plastic battery op 1980 made by Estrela Toys. Answers Yes or No questions through the use of blinking lights. Plays memory sequence games based on the electronic Simon format. Uses the same body pressing as Ar-Tur.
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PHILIP THE ROBOT - YONE - JAPANPHILIP THE ROBOT - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Small tin and plastic windup robot, Brown body tin upper. Rotates. V design on chest. Chromed silver antennas. Stepover feet. See also the Yone Walking Explorer Robot. Like the former this robot was probably sold loose in trade boxes of a dozen. 1976
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PINOCCHIO ATOMICO - OSKAR - ITALYPINOCCHIO ATOMICO - OSKAR - ITALY
Description: Italian Pinocchio Spaziale in space suit. Silver plastic articulated poseable puppet with goldfish bowl space helmet and backpack. 13.5 ins tall. This would appear to be based on a book of the same name published by Dan Voivod in 1962.
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Piston Action Robot (A.K.A PUG ROBBY) - Nomura - JAPANPiston Action Robot (A.K.A PUG ROBBY) - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control robot. Circa 1958. Advances with walking motion as his head lights and the three pistons inside of his head move up and down. This version is gold with blue legs and a red chest panel. Image Smith House Auctions
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PISTON ACTION ROBOT (A.K.A. PUG ROBBY) - early version - Nomura - JAPANPISTON ACTION ROBOT (A.K.A. PUG ROBBY) - early version - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control. Circa 1958. Advances with walking motion as his head lights, pistons move and antenna turns. This is the early version with the straight antenna. TN Image Smith House Auctions
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PISTON ACTION ROBOT (A.K.A. PUG ROBBY) - Nomura - JAPANPISTON ACTION ROBOT (A.K.A. PUG ROBBY) - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control. Circa 1958. Advances with walking motion as his head lights and the three pistons inside of his head move up and down. This version is silver with maroon legs. TN Image Smith House Auctions
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PISTON ACTION ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPANPISTON ACTION ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Robby with remote control. Gold body, blue legs.
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PISTON ROBOT - FIVE VERSIONSPISTON ROBOT - FIVE VERSIONS
Description: Five leg variations of the Piston Robot. This was a very successful robot that went through a wide range of slight changes over a long period. The main change here is from metal to plastic. Litho variations are more subtle.
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PISTON ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Battery op tin and plastic robot. Pistons in the head. The tin litho chest plate and the usual configuration of the pistons in the head make this a striking robot. There is no dating information but the style (the chunky feet and the soft plastic arms) suggests late 1970s. A version exists with orange tinted legs and feet.
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PISTON ROBOT - SJM - TAIWANPISTON ROBOT - SJM - TAIWAN
Description: Name on box: Piston Robot Name on toy: none Nickname: Manufacturer: S.J.M., Taiwan Height: 11" Timeline date: Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Robot walks forward as lighted pistons in chest move up and down. Additional info.: "MADE IN TAIWAN" embossed on the soles of both feet. Misc. comments: To the best of my knowledge, only this Taiwanese variation came with tin legs. All the other variations have plastic legs. Similar variations were made by SH in Japan. The photo above depicts the S.J.M./Taiwan version. The red feet are a quick indication that this is the SJM Taiwan version. This robot had a long and successful run. This has led to a large number of minor variations.
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PISTON ROBOT - VARIATIONS SJM & HORIKAWAPISTON ROBOT - VARIATIONS SJM & HORIKAWA
Description: Battery op tin and plastic robot with visible piston engine in chest. 1. SJM (Taiwan), 11" tall, mostly gold litho/covered rear pistons, black metal legs, red metal feet, "circular" ears. 2. SJM (Taiwan), 11" tall, mostly gold litho/covered rear pistons, black plastic legs, red metal feet, "circular" ears. 3. Horikawa (Japan), 10.5" tall, mostly gold litho/covered rear pistons, brown plastic legs & feet, "circular" ears. 4. Horikawa (Japan), 10.5" tall, mostly gold litho/covered rear pistons, brown plastic legs & feet, "finned" ears. 5. Horikawa (Japan), 10.5" tall, mostly brown litho/exposed rear pistons, brown plastic legs & feet, "circular" ears. phase pistol - Your post would indicate a sixth variation: 6. Horikawa (Japan), 11" tall, mostly brown litho/exposed rear pistons, black metal legs, red metal feet, "circular" ears. To the best of my knowledge, all the boxes are the same: same size, same artwork, same color scheme. It depicts variation #5 as described above which makes it really difficult to put them in chronological order. The "extra-tall" box size would mean the red feet version (either metal or plastic legs) came first, but the artwork shows the one-piece, shorter, plastic leg variation. Puzzling, wouldn't you say, F.J.W.? The only difference on the boxes is the logo in the lower left hand corner: either S.H or S.J.M." Version 5 is new in 1977 SH catalog (piston in front and seen also from behind art 5030 10 ½ inch same picture in 1980 catalog) clearly it’s the first one. In 1981 the SH catalog picture changes and show version 3 always 5030 reference The finned ears change also appears on the New Astronaut version 2 and New Silver Astronaut , so it’s probably later in the 80’s. So the correct production order is 5, 3 and 4 The SJM Taiwan Piston 1 and 2 are probably after 1985 or end of 80’s
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PISTON ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Grey black plastic battery operated robot with pistons in chest. Large red plastic visor face. Visible engine pistons in chest. This was also released in a blue version in a green Japanese market box. See also the Yonezawa Piston Robot with Missiles that shares the same body shape. The influence of Metal House is evident in the SH styling of this robot.
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PISTON ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT, ENGLISH BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with visible pistons engine in chest. The blackplastic feet (as opposed to red feet) are a quick indication that this is by Horikawa. A very popular robot that appears in a wide range of minor variations.
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PISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with visible pistons engine in chest. Red, light blue, yellow and black versions shown. It is not clear whether the color variations are original or later factory creations.
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PISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - YONEZAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic battery op piston robot. Yellow arms. Red plastic visor face. Visible engine pistons in chest. Made by Metalhouse in Japan. Takes two c-cell batteries. Same mold as the Yonezawa Talking Missile robot. Possibly appeared in a late 70's FAO Schwarz catalog. The influence of Metal House is evident in the SH styling of this robot.
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PISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE PICTURE BOX VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANPISTON ROBOT, JAPANESE PICTURE BOX VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A second Japanese box version of this blu plastic battery op robot with pistons in chest. Large red plastic visor face. Visible engine pistons in chest. This was also released in a in a green Japanese market box and in an English market version of this box. The influence of Metal House is evident in the SH styling of this robot.
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PLANET ROBOT REMOTE CONTROL - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT REMOTE CONTROL - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Remote Control early small ear all tin battery op 1956 version with 'Christmas wire' on light blue remote. Walks briskly with lighted head and mouth area through red gels. Spinner in head creates flashing effect in face as he walks. Photo of this piece courtesy of Moktar Guy Antiques.
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PLANET ROBOT REMOTE CONTROL, RUBBER HANDS - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT REMOTE CONTROL, RUBBER HANDS - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated Robby with soft rubber hand small ear version c.1962 with soft green wired metallic blue remote. When remote control button is pressed the toy walks forward at a brisk pace while head and mouth area light through red gel as spinner inside head creates a flashing effect. Vertical scanner spins as he walks. The tin battery op version with rubber hands has a firm Japanese museum production date of 1962.
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PLANET ROBOT WU, RUBBER HANDS TIN HEAD - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT WU, RUBBER HANDS TIN HEAD -  YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up Robby. Walks with sparks in chest and face. Small ear version, pic courtesy of Space Boys Toys. KO Yoshiya. This version is listed in the Yoshiya catalog for 1965, earliest confirmation from Eaton's Christmas Catalogue of 1960.
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PLANET ROBOT WU, SMALL EAR VARIATION YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT WU, SMALL EAR VARIATION YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Walks with sparks in mouth and chest, early soft rubber hand version, small ears. Date of 1960 comfirmed by Eaton's Christmas Catalogue.
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PLANET ROBOT WU,TIN HANDS, OLIVE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT WU,TIN HANDS, OLIVE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin windup. Advances with walking motion and spark. Olive colour (grey-black). The tin hand Planet appears in Eaton's catalog for 1960. KO Robby
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PLANET ROBOT, BLUE WIND UP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT, BLUE WIND UP VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue tin wind up version of the Planet Robot. This version has the pressing from the metal head black wind up version but has the metallic blue paintwork of the battery op version. Rubber hands.
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PLANET ROBOT, PLASTIC HANDS & HEAD - YOSHIYA - JAPANPLANET ROBOT, PLASTIC HANDS & HEAD -  YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin robot walks forward when wound. Sparks appear in red mouth gel area and green face area. Most recent version. This red plastic hand / plastic head version of the robot continued to appear in large quantities throughout the 80s and 90s, leading to speculation that it was still in production. Warehouse finds or clandestine production: it has not yet been clarified. The ST on the box is a safety declaration requirement introduced in the early 1970s.
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PLASTIC KIT ROBOT - Name? - DOTUSHA - JAPANPLASTIC KIT ROBOT - Name? - DOTUSHA - JAPAN
Description:
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POLICEMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGPOLICEMAN DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Light blue plastic robot with red feet and ble arms. Has a policeman's hat and a decal with POLICE 7 on his chest. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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PROGRAMMABLE SPACE ROBOT - RADIO SHACKPROGRAMMABLE SPACE ROBOT - RADIO SHACK
Description: Plastic battery op robot with three guns in chest. White plastic pedestal style, though the paint scheme creates the appearance of separate legs. Programmable. Moves in six directions. 60-2389 serial no.
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PUK 02 BIONICO - PUKY - ARGENTINAPUK 02 BIONICO - PUKY - ARGENTINA
Description: Plastic battery op remote control four gear robot. Based on the SH plastic gear robot. Blue body, white arms and legs. Visible gears behind a clear plastic bevelled chest plate. Light in the chest. Distinctive cylindrical red plastic remote battery holder. Argentina. Two variations shown, one with a silver antenna and yellow plastic ears (as shown on the box), the other with a red plastic antenna and unusual split red ears. PUKO2
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PUKY ROBOT - ArgentinaPUKY ROBOT - Argentina
Description: Small plastic wind up stepover character robot. Sold in bag with header card. Argentina.
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PUSH ROBOT - GROUP 1PUSH ROBOT - GROUP 1
Description:
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PUSH ROBOT - GROUP 2PUSH ROBOT - GROUP 2
Description: Plastic variations
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QONTO - JAPANQONTO - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot with bump and go action, flashing eyes and space sound.
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R2-D2 - KENNERR2-D2 - KENNER
Description: Plastic battery op radio controlled robot. Star Wars droid.
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RACING ROBOTS - REMCO - USARACING ROBOTS - REMCO - USA
Description: These robots are part of a series of toys that could be assembled using a "powerful electric motor" and one 'C' cell battery. Made in the U.S.A. with a Japanese motor, as it was identified as such on the box. The nose is the 'on/off' switch. The rubber band on the front wheel stretches directly to the motor shaft. Rear wheel steering. Two known colors are in combinations of blue and yellow.. Approx 5" tall. Box dated 1967.
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RADAR HUNTER ROBOT - HONG KONGRADAR HUNTER ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: The Radar Robot style is characterised by a plastic wind up stepover robot with a very large antenna. Orange plastic. Logo of a letter R encircled by two fish. Konik. Window box.
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RADAR ROBOT - ENGLISH AND JAPANESE BOX VERSIONS - KY - JAPANRADAR ROBOT - ENGLISH AND JAPANESE BOX VERSIONS - KY - JAPAN
Description: Small plastic windup stepover robot. Large silver antenna. V shaped insert on chest. Protruding eyes. Yoshino Yoshino is connected with the Asahi company and some versions of the box carry the later A style Asahi logo. This robot appears in the 1976 Asahi catalog. Astroids shape
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RADAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated with TV screen and large yellow shoulder antenna. • Stop N Go • Rotating Antenna • Radar Catches the "Scene of Moon" on the Big Screen • Realistic Noise The arms do not move, they are screwed onto the chrome shoulder disks. The only sound is that made is by the motor, there is no noise maker inside. The TV picture moves vertically. Seen in 1972 catalog. The catalogs show a silver explorer with the yellow antenna specific to the Radar Robot television
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RADAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small plastic windup stepover robot with large rotating antenna. The squat stepover design with the oversize spinning antenna is used for a wide range of robots. 1970s. English and Japanese box versions shown plus the plainer silver version box. Three color versions are known: Blue with red limbs circa 1976 Cat 5021 Red with yellow limbs 1977 Cat 5021/s Chrome silver version with the different box circa 1985 The blue and red versions with picture box were still available in the 1980 catalog
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RADAR ROBOT - KY YOKOTA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT - KY YOKOTA - JAPAN
Description: Small 3 1/4 inch Japanese wind-up metal and plastic robot with rotating radar with Japanese box. Turning arm alters direction.
Keywords: wind-up robot Japan box small metal plastic ky yokota radar xrobot
RADAR ROBOT - MAKER?RADAR ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Plastic chrome silver stepover wind up robot with large antenna. radar robot style. see also the KY version. Window box.
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RADAR ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin remote control battery op robot. Zoomer body with a large dish antenna. Lighting eyes and radar dish. Remote control unit in the shape of a robot head. Ratchet/spanner in hand. There are two box versions. Coiled spring antenna on the head. First released in 1956 and distributed by Wagner. It appeared in a number of catalogs that year A typical entry reads: "A. RADAR ROBOT. He walks with bright lights shining from his eyes. He's sturdily built of enameled metal. 7 3/4" tall. Uses flashlight battery. Wt. 14 oz. 31A-$2.98" Two distinct body colors are known: a light grey and a darker grey. Two remote control boxes exist: a "small face" and "big face". That would account for a possible four combinations of body color and battery box. Zoomer Family
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RADAR ROBOT - RUSSIARADAR ROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Small plastic wind up stepover robot with large antenna. Robot is 6" tall (to the top of the antenna). This antenna rotates as the robot walks forward. Protruding eyes. A reworking of the small KY Radar Robot style. V shaped chest insert pogot. Astroids shape.
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RADAR ROBOT TOPOLINO - NOMURA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT TOPOLINO - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with gears and screen. The robot walks forward while the gears rotate, a clicking sound is made and a lightning effect flickers in the chest. When the Radar Robot first appeared in collectors' circles the box wasn't present so it acquired the nickname "Topolino" the Italian for Mickey Mouse because of its big ears. This robot is a natural partner the Space Robot X-70 (Tulip Robot). The body, arms and legs are from the same molds and the box art looks to by from the same artist. This robot feartures in the 1971 Nomura catalog, though there are many differences from the production model. Its relative the Space Robot (Tulip Head) appeared in the 1970 Galoob Toy Catalog. This robot must have had a short run, judging by the low number of examples that exist.
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RADAR ROBOT VARIATIONS - KY - JAPANRADAR ROBOT VARIATIONS - KY - JAPAN
Description: Showing characteristic wind up plastic stepover robot, chrome silver plastic and large antenna. Variations of robots by KY. Yoshino?
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RADAR ROBOT, 4 VERSIONS - NOMURA - JAPANRADAR ROBOT, 4 VERSIONS - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op robot. The Radar Robot is a Zoomer with lightbulb eyes (instead of the reg gel eyes of Zoomer). The box carries the detail of the new feature "Brilliant Lite in Each Eye'. Coiled spring antenna on the head. There are five documented Radar Robot Versions (bulbs): 1 Silver face and body, black feet 2 Silver face and legs, blue body, black feet 3 Red face, charcoal body, red hands and legs, black feet 4 Maroon face, charcoal body, maroon hands andl egs, black feet 5 Maroon face and body, black hands and feet From left to right are Versions 5, 3, 4 and 2 Zoomer Family
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RADAR SCOPE SPACE SCOUT, ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANRADAR SCOPE SPACE SCOUT, ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is the nine inch battery operated astronaut version of the Radar Scope Space Scout. The clear lens found on the Fly-Eyed version is replaced with the “Magic Mirror” which simulates a mirror effect and when lit from behind displays the same space scene as Fly-Eyed version. Tin and plastic battery op robot. 23cm. Note that this uses the same head as the Mars King astronaut. This is probably later than the robot version because the body is a later style. The current earliest sighting is in Simpsons Sears Christmas 1969 catalog.
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RADAR SCOPE SPACE SCOUT, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANRADAR SCOPE SPACE SCOUT, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A small nine inch brown tin and plastic battery operated TV robot. Tinplate body, brown plastic legs, arms and head. The robot has a small version of Attacking Martian head with fly eyes and distinctive white ears. The robot has a lithographed tin chest plate with a TV screen. The robot walks forward, stops as light inside chest flashes illuminating a stationary space scene that is mounted towards the rear of the chest cavity while making a clicking sound. Light goes out, clicking sound stops and robot continues to walk forward again. The chest screen is a magnifying lens which makes the space scene seem larger and more "other-worldly". The space scene looks very much like the box image. English and Japanese box versions. There is an astronaut version with the same name. It has "Magic Mirror" instead of the TV screen. First seen in the 1969 Horikawa catalog where it is described as a new item, and it is still available in 1972. This would appear to be one of the first of Horikawa's new generation of smaller robots. Structurally it is very close to the later version of the Engine Robot and the later version Gear Robot: Attacking Martian head, tapered plastic legs and arm pressings Note that the earlier versions of this robot use the same head as the Mars King robot. There are at least five variations known: 1 Mars King fly eye tin head, flat body with litho stripes on each side of the screen, tin arms, and tin battery door 2 Mars King fly eye tin head, no stripes and the body is not so flat, it’s embossed on the 2 upper corner, and on the circles with stars visible on the side views 3 New style plastic head and metal ears 4 The most common: plastic head, plastic white ears, plastic battery door 5 The new body style and tin arms : this suggests Horikawa first changed the body then began to cut costs by adding more and more plastic television
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RADICAL ROBOT - YOSHIYA/NGS - JAPANRADICAL ROBOT - YOSHIYA/NGS - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op skirted robot with bump and go action. This is basically a Chief Robot Man in a different box - new year, new box. The one pictured is a light blue version of the Chief Robot Man; it would be impossible to say whether an unboxed one had started life as a Chief Robot Man or a Radical Robot. The box art is appreciably different. The box carries the Cragstan logo and the NGS logo. The color is usually metallic blue but silver grey versions may have found their way into Radical boxes. The arms are always metal.
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RADICON ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANRADICON ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op. member of the Gang of Five, this wireless remote control robot advances with moving arms, flashing eyes and a lighted chest panel as both antenna turn. Clicking the remote controls the direction and stop functions. 1957 The first and most unusual of the group is the radio controlled Radicon Robot. The robot is a huge 38cms, dwarfing most other robots. The paintwork is a plain hammered grey finish. This is easily the first radio controlled robot. The electronics are, by modern standards primitive. A transmitter generates a high voltage pulse which triggers a light, a spark and a turning action in the robot; it is not a steerable robot. The electronics are unreliable, hard to repair and capable of giving a generous shock if handled improperly. An article on the robot appeared in Popular Mechanics in 1958. The massive ear antenna serves a real function as an antenna. It's worth noting that the arm construction is more complex than the rest of the group: there's an elbow panel holding together the upper and lower arm as opposed to the more simple two piece pressing of the later robots.
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RADICON ROBOT, PROTOTYPE - MASUDAYA - JAPANRADICON ROBOT, PROTOTYPE -  MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Photo of a prototype litho'ed version of the Radicon. Never produced. On the right is a wiring diagram dated 1957.
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RADIO ROBOT - RUSSIARADIO ROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Plastic mains powered radio robot.
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Radirobo - Yonezawa - JapanRadirobo - Yonezawa - Japan
Description: Plastic battery operated pedestal robot. Radio control with a space gun shaped transmitter. Wavehunter 29. Yellow body, blue base, low profile domed head. Articulated arms with metal rod connectors.
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RAIDOR WALKINGROBO TYPE 1 - BANDAI - JAPANRAIDOR WALKINGROBO TYPE 1 - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated radio control robot. Various number decals appear on the chest including 28 and 53. Large round feet stabilise the robot as the gyroscopic action allows it to move forward. Plastic cylinder packaging and blister carded. Other packaging versions. Japan 1980s.
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RAMP WALKER ROBOT Name? Maker?RAMP WALKER ROBOT Name? Maker?
Description:
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RANGER ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGRANGER ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated 9 inch multicolored robot. This is a blue bodied robot with yellow arms and legs. (It was later produced in orange and green as the Magnor Robot). The battery operated robot waddles forward, has a square-turn action and the lights flash. The "Magic Helmet" hat is a magnet that acts as on-off switch. Ranger carries a 1968 date but the current earliest sighting in a catalog is for 1969.
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RANGER ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPANRANGER ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Box variation. Multicolored plastic battery op robot with "Magic helmet action" (a magetic switch). "Square Turn" walking action, swinging arm. Lights.
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RANGER ROBOT - DAIYA/NGS - JAPANRANGER ROBOT - DAIYA/NGS - JAPAN
Description: A clear plastic and tin battery operated robot. Clear plastic body on a metal structure. This motor and inner structure are all visible. Walks, arms move, screeching noise and smoke emerges from the mouth. The battery cover is rather delicate and prone to damage: the closing clips fracture and the plastic can craze. Screws have been used in the assembly. Timeline date: 1965 (Spiegel Catalog 1965) Two box variations, with and without the Cragstan name and logo. A Cragstan logo and NGS logo can be seen on the left hand box. The right hand box version has the Daiya logo. The robot often found with yellow ears drooping down (melted into head plastic). Owners need to be aware of the drooping ears problem. The soft yellow plastic of the ears is high in plasticizer. This is a solvent which reacts with the hard clear plastic of the head and effectively melts it. The result is that the ears droop and, over time, will spoil the head. Some collectors remove the ears for storage. A long term solution may be some form of barrier between the components. 27cms See-thru
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RANGER ROBOT - EO - JAPANRANGER ROBOT - EO - JAPAN
Description: Small vinyl plastic friction paddle foot robot. Single antenna. The M on the chest has led to the nickname MacDonalds Robot, McDonalds. Sad face. Blue and grey versions shown; a red version also exists. The robot featured in a Japanese TV cartoon.
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RANGER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANRANGER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op. Stop and go. Shooting action. Searchlight in chest. Ranger Robot takes a few steps; stops; the chest light lights along with a "rat-tat-tat" sound as the entire chest plate vibrates (it's hinged at the bottom). Then the whole sequence repeats itself. Red plastic head and body, black limbs. No variations reported. Described as new in the 1980 Horikawa catalog and still available in 1984.
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RATCHET ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPANRATCHET ROBOT - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot. The Ratchet Robot uses the same body pressing as Zoomer the Robot. It's still unclear which version appeared first or whether they were contemporary. It is evident, however, that the original design must have been based on a battery op version. Thee single cell fit is very exact. The clocwork version is secondary. Coiled spring antenna on the head. Like Zoomer, this robot is based on the ST-1 design. The first sighting of the Ratchet Robot is in the 1956 Miles Kimball catalog, the same year as the release of Zoomer. This supports the idea of simultaneous release. On the inside leg is the copyright mark of the distributor George C. Wagner - ironic since it's a copy of the Strenco ST-1 robot. The box for the Ratchet Robot depicts him carrying a Tommy Gun, though the toy carries a ratchet. The distinctive feature of the Ratchet Robot is the spark hole in his chest. The card for the box is appreciable thinner and more fragile than the Zoomer box. The eyes usually have red gel behind them. The robot appears prdominantly in one color, the light metallic blue. One known variation exists: a brown version once owned by Henk Gosses. Minor variations exist: one version w
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RATCHET ROBOT, BROWN VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANRATCHET ROBOT, BROWN VERSION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot. Brown version. Gel eyes, no gel in chest. Henk Gosses collection. Coiled spring antenna on the head. Zoomer family
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RATCHET ROBOT, BURGUNDY - NOMURA - JAPANRATCHET ROBOT, BURGUNDY - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: The original tin battery op Ratchet Robot in a rare color. Xris
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RATTLE BRAIN ROBOT - MORTOYS, HONG KONGRATTLE BRAIN ROBOT - MORTOYS, HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with clear hear containing multicolored plastic parts, a "psychedelic" action. Wlaking action with moving arms. Smith House Auction
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RAUMSCHIFF ROBOTER - DICKIE - HONG KONGRAUMSCHIFF ROBOTER - DICKIE - HONG KONG
Description: Raumschiff Roboter/Spaceship Robot Producer: Dickie/Germany/Deutschland Item No.5004 Made in Hong Kong Date:1978 Size: 28,5cm Material:Polystyrene Annotation:Copy of the SH Space Explorer Robot and box Action: Same action as the SH Original Robot At least: exists also in a golden version from 1979. Astronaut. Shoulder antenna. TV screen in chest. television
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RAY ROBOT - Hong KongRAY ROBOT - Hong Kong
Description: Small bronze grey plastic wind up stepover robot. Three guns in red chest. Sparking. Also released as Toy Works.
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RAY ROBOT - YONE - JAPANRAY ROBOT - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Small plastic wind up robot with one eye - Cyclops. Originally produced by Yone, and marked Made in Japan Serial No 2280 (left). Subsequently reissued in China Serial No 3213 (right) in a virtually identical box. Released as the Cyclops Robot c1995
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RAZER SPACEMAN - RM - JAPANRAZER SPACEMAN - RM - JAPAN
Description: Gold plastic battery op remote control robot with a red tinplate chest containing a recessed light. SH Stop N'Go Forward, Rotating Rader (sic), Shaking Guns, Blinking lights. Unusually the robot has four guns, two pairs, in the chest. There is also a red and black version. Picture? The head has a large silver plastic dish antenna. Red remote contol battery box. One button starts the walking action, the other shakes the guns with a shooting sound, and operates the flashing light. It's interesting to note that the two actions are produced by reversing the polarity of the batteries. See the Super Space Attacker, the RX-888, RX-777, Poem Robots and Heli Robot which use the same molds. Note: If stored incorrectly the wire of the remote control will eat into the plastic of the toy, leaving "burn" marks. Though this is the same concept as the Horikawa Space Attacker the box carries the RM Maruyama logo.
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REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT - MAKER?REMOTE CONTROL ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Blue plastic battery op remote control stepover robot. Moving arms, legs and mouth. Decal in chest. AA batteries.
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REMOTE CONTROL SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANREMOTE CONTROL SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control, Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his mouth opens and closes, ears flap, light blinks and antenna spins. KO Image Smith House Auctions
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REVOLVING FLASHING ROBOT aka DOOR ROBOT - ALPS - JAPANREVOLVING FLASHING ROBOT aka DOOR ROBOT - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control robot. 1958. Litho'd robot with a small door on the chest that opens. Advances with moving arms, lighted head panel and a clicking sound. Second remote button make the antenna inside his head turn, light flash and head spin as he makes a clicking sound. Pin feet. Pedestal. A version exists with a green plastic inner dome. This is one robot which has little in common with any others: no recycled pressings, litho or action. It's unique. The Door Robot's box name is Revolving Flashing Robot so the nickname is far more use. The door in question is a curious little hatch that allows a view of a nondescript part of the mechanism. An unplanned benefit is that the light bulb is easy to replace, and the motor contacts are readily accessible. Oddly enough there's a more interesting piece of machinery litho on the hatch . The robot lacks a face, it's a real impersonal piece. A clear plastic dome contains two of those Robby robot intertconnected disks. The whole assembly spins as the robot moves, and you can't tell front from back. Two pins in the feet provide that charming waddling movement characteristic of 50s robots.
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ROB-ONIC SEE THRU ROBOT ROBOT - KAO SHEK - CHINAROB-ONIC SEE THRU ROBOT ROBOT - KAO SHEK - CHINA
Description: Recent clear plastic battery operated robot with visible gears. Clear plastic body, blue arms, squat domed head with large eyes. Bump ang go action with flashing lights. Modern window box. Robonic Date? transparent See-thru
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ROBBIE ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONGROBBIE ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic multicolored plastic battery op robot. Made in Hong Kong for Mort Alexander, Ltd. Height: 9" Catalog/Box number: "Item No. 3121". Takes: 2 "C" cell batteries "The walking robot with blinking light eyesswinging arms and click-click sound". "The walking giant". Robot walks forward with blinking lighted eyes, swinging arms and clicking sound. Additional info: Robot is often found with the black and white Mortoys logo label missing from the diamond shaped area on the chest. See the photo above. (Joe K.) 23cm FT#32 The main version is a red-blue-yellow combination. One of these has card decal eyes, the other has tinted plastic eyes that light shines through. A chest label appears on some robots. There is also a rarer yellow bodied version with a chocolate brown head. Three box versions are known with minor additions. Oddly enough it's the nose that varies on this robot, three types have been identified: there's the usual stubby nose with a rounded end. In Europe quite a few were sold with a conical nose. Later versions had a semi-transparent dome to make the longer conical nose safer.
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ROBBIE ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONGROBBIE ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONG
Description: The Walking Giant. Box variation.
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ROBBIE THE ROVING ROBOT - SNK - JAPANROBBIE THE ROVING ROBOT - SNK - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot. Identical box art to Sparkling Mike. Blue logo on box, yellow logo on robot. SNK ACE. Unlike Sparkling Mike, the feet end in pins without the little disks. Shin Nichi Kogyo company. Same pressing as Flashy Jim and Sparkling Mike. Also used for the Robot 5 by Kanto, the TV Robot by Sankei, and the Mighty Robot
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ROBBY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANROBBY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin windup. Circa 1958. Advances with walking motion and spark (not working). Boy's face is inside the diving bell helmet. One of the trio of Yonezawa classics which include Roby Robot and Conehead. All are based on the same body, leg and arm pressing, the differences being confined to the heads. It is a simple wind-up mechanism with the switch in the lithoed front panel. The arms are feeble flat claws dangling from two dome structures. There's no doubting that the style is that of Robby from the 'Forbidden Planet'. The legs display the typical segmented styling so common in robots. No firm date but Conehaed is late 1960s. Image Smith House Auctions
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ROBBY THE ROBOT - BILLIKEN - JAPANROBBY THE ROBOT - BILLIKEN - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up Robby. 1993. Two colour litho variations were produced: metallic dark green (left) and metallic brown (right). Forbidden Planet. Walks slowly with spinning radar in head.
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Robby The Robot - OSAKA - JAPANRobby The Robot - OSAKA - JAPAN
Description: Made by Osaka Tin Age Japan walks by windup motor , sparks in green mouth area , rototating scanner rings and bar under dome . High quality tinplate construction - photo from MetalRobotHead's Collection.
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ROBBY THE ROBOT BANK - D-TOYROBBY THE ROBOT BANK - D-TOY
Description: Plastic Robby bank.
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ROBBY THE TALKING ROBOT - CHINAROBBY THE TALKING ROBOT - CHINA
Description: Recent plastic battery battery op operation by remote control - buttons on remote control movement and various space sounds. Guns on chest flash. - Speak into remote and voice is transmited from loudspeaker in robot. Made in China. Pedestal.
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ROBBY VARIATION - MORTOYS - HONG KONGROBBY VARIATION - MORTOYS - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Light brown face and yellow body variation.
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ROBERT THE ROBOT TOOLS - IDEAL - USAROBERT THE ROBOT TOOLS - IDEAL - USA
Description: These are the three metal tools (there was also a red, "belly-button" tool cover) that came with the 1954, first version of Ideal's Robert the Robot. They were eliminated from subsequent versions (1955 through 1959). The tools are approximately 2" long, the cover is approximately 1.5" in diameter. The wrench was also cast in a more three dimentional manner, rather than the "flat" style shown in the photo above. The hammer bears the mold mark: "1-2331" at the base of the handle.
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ROBERT THE ROBOT, VERSION 2 - IDEAL - USAROBERT THE ROBOT, VERSION 2 - IDEAL - USA
Description: ROBERT THE ROBOT VERSIONS: Robert the Robot (1st version - 1954) : Clear plastic eyes and "crown" Head halves glued and screwed together "Chromed" plastic sheet inside rear head section to help reflect light out through eyes Red "belly-button" tool cover & three metal tools: hammer, screwdriver and wrench Red wooden knob on rear crank handle talking device No patent information embossed on rear Control cable connects to base of wheel chassis by means of a cotter pin Arms swing back and forth when robot rolls forwards or backwards Talking device held in place with three hex head screws, no glue Robert the Robot (2nd version - 1955) : Clear plastic eyes and "crown" Head halves glued and screwed together The tools (& the removable tool cover) are eliminated Black plastic knob on talking device crank handle "Chromed" plastic sheet in head eliminated "DES. PAT. No. D-174,588" embossed on rear at shoulder height Control cable has a small coil spring at tip to aid in maintaining connection to rear of wheel chassis Arms swing back and forth Talking device held in place with screws and glue Robert the Robot (3rd version - 1956) Grey eyes and "crown" Head halves glued together, no screws Arms no longer swing when rolling. Internal connecting rods eliminated. Shoulders re-designed to permit arms to be pre-positioned Talking device held in place with screws and glue All three versions came with a "C" shaped battery bracket and lightbulb holder that fit into the "throat". Minor variations to the above will be found due to changes implemented during production run assembly, ie: wooden knobs on 2nd version, no patent info on 2nd version, 1st version head on a 2nd version body, etc. Each version's box is slightly different to take into account the loss of features to the toy.
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ROBERT THE ROBOT, VERSION 3 - IDEAL TOY - USAROBERT THE ROBOT, VERSION 3 - IDEAL TOY - USA
Description: Name on robot: none Nickname: Variation #3 Manufacturer: Ideal Toy Corporation, Hollis 23, N.Y. Catalog/Box Number: 4049 Patent Number: D-174,588 Timeline Date: 1956 through 1959 Power source - 1 "D" cell battery to light head (eyes, mouth and antenna). The red knob on the chest is the "on/off" switch. Actions: Manual remote control crank to move forward or backwards and turn right or left. Talks: When crank on the back is turned, an internal record rotates and says: "I am Robert Robot, mechanical man. Drive me and steer me wherever you can. I am Robert Robot, mechanical man." Spring loaded hands permit objects to be held in them. Arms can be manually adjusted. Additional info: "Pat. Pend. Talking Device Mfd. By Ted Duncan, Inc." (Joe K.)
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ROBIN - TADA - JAPANROBIN - TADA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up long legged Robin with vinyl cape. Batman.
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ROBO DOG - WYANDOTTE - USAROBO DOG - WYANDOTTE - USA
Description: Designed by Marvin Glass and patented in 1956. The design of Robo Dog is virtually identical to that of the Yoshiya space dogs, though the material is plastic and the action is different. The black plastic dog has a moving mouth, eyes and tail. It is still unclear who copied who. The advert reads: "Hi I'm Robo. The robot dog with the magic touch." Made by All Metal Products (Wyandotte) 25cm plastic battery op. Pressing his tuft of hair makes him advance with wagging tail, rolling eyes and flapping jaws. Makes a barking sound. The advert indicates a grey color exists but currently only the black has been reported. Animal. Date?
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ROBO MOVIDO A PILHAS - ESTRELA - BRAZILROBO MOVIDO A PILHAS - ESTRELA -  BRAZIL
Description: This is a Brazilian version of the SH Roto Robot. Tin and plastic 9 inch battery op robot. The head opens to gain access to the batteries. Robot advances, rotates, guns fire. Fly eyes. Battery operated ("movida a pilhas" = "moving on batteries") Head lifts for access to batteries. Three guns in chest. Two versions are known 1 (Top) Version with no dish antenna and no ears. None shown on the box. 2 (Bottom) Version which has a large dish antenna and ears that were used on the RoboCom TV robot. The box is the same as the above - no ears or antenna are depicted.
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ROBO THE FAN - ROBESONROBO THE FAN - ROBESON
Description: Plastic robot shaped fan. Voltage?
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ROBO TV VERSION - ESTRELA - BRAZILROBO TV VERSION - ESTRELA - BRAZIL
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with TV screen and large dish antenna. Roto Robot style. This robot, called RoboCom or "Robo Com TV" - "robot with TV", is a variation of the more common Robo Movida a Pilhas version with guns in the chest. The antenna in the head is the on- off switch similar to Alps TV robot. Grey plastic. The moving space scene is also similar to the Alps scene: see below - the Alps strip is the top one. The TV effect a space scene pasted to a rotating drum. television
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ROBOCOM 1000ROBOCOM 1000
Description: Plastic battery op voice recognition robot. Large clear plastic dome. Wireless remote control. Responds to six learned voice commands. c1984. Screen in chest.
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ROBOTROBOT
Description: ST JAPAN PLASTIC DETAILS?
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ROBOT (A.K.A. GOLDEN ROBOT) - LINEMAR - JAPANROBOT (A.K.A. GOLDEN ROBOT) - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up robot. Circa 1956. Walks forward or reverse as his arms swing and eyes light. remote Image Smith House Auctions
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ROBOT (A.K.A. LANTERN ROBOT) - LINEMAR 1957 - JAPANROBOT (A.K.A. LANTERN ROBOT) - LINEMAR 1957 - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up robot. First seen in Eatons catalog 1957. Advances with swinging arms, lighted eyes and lantern as he blows smoke from his mouth. Talcum powder is used to make the smoke. The box is identical to that of the Powder Robot. Image Smith House Auctions
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ROBOT (A.K.A. POWDER ROBOT) - LINEMAR 1958 - JAPANROBOT (A.K.A. POWDER ROBOT) - LINEMAR 1958 - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up robot. First seen in Eaton's catalog 1958. Advances with swinging arms, lighted eyes and lantern as he blows "smoke" from his mouth. Talcum powder is used to make the smoke. This is essentially a litho variation of the Lantern Robot, so the collectors have found an alternative nickname. The smoke is talc - hence the Powder Robot. The box is identical to that of the Lantern Robot and it is sometimes referred to as the Red/Grey Lantern robot or the "smiling" version. Image Smith House Auctions
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ROBOT (REMOTE CONTROL EASEL BACK ROBOT) - YONEZAWA - JAPANROBOT (REMOTE CONTROL EASEL BACK ROBOT) - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed battery operated remote control tinplate Easel back robot. Circa 1957. Advances with stepping motion. Light blue version with a distinctive yellow and black edged circle in the chest panel. There is some rivet detailing but appreciably less extensive than on other versions. 6" tall. The remote holds a single C cell. There is a small coiled spring antenna on the head. Image Morphys Auction
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ROBOT - aka DIRECTIONAL ROBOT, BLUE VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANROBOT - aka DIRECTIONAL ROBOT, BLUE VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1957. Advances with bump n' go action and lighted eyes and dome light. skirt The blue version: close-together tabs on the skirt, shoulder pressing details, black base. This version is featured in the F A O Schwarz Christmas Catalog for 1957.
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ROBOT - ALADDIN LAMP - HONG KONGROBOT - ALADDIN LAMP - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robots with three hinged guns in chest and rotating action. 9.5" 24cm. Available in black, red and white versions. Also released as the Star Fighter robot. Aladdin Lamp logo, Hong Kong.
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ROBOT - BESFORD ETC - HONG KONGROBOT - BESFORD ETC - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op pedestal robot with two guns in chest. Bump and go, flashing guns, sound. BF logo and other sellers' logos. 1980s Hong Kong. Red, black and white versions with box variations. Various decal variations exist, as shown. Based on a Yonezawa Hero Robot design.
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ROBOT - CAPTAIN ROBOT STYLE - GREECEROBOT - CAPTAIN ROBOT STYLE - GREECE
Description: Captain Robot variation: broze body, grey arms and legs.. Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Spark window in chest. 13cm Greek
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ROBOT - CHEST DECAL - RUSSIAROBOT - CHEST DECAL - RUSSIA
Description: Plastic wind up robot. Square bodied design. Decal chest. There are many color variations and at least two chest variations. Some versions have antennas, others do not. pogot
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ROBOT - FAN ROBOTROBOT - FAN ROBOT
Description: Blue plastic battery op robot with yellow arms. Two fans in the chest and a rotating spinner on the head. There is a second version with two chest disks instead of fans.
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ROBOT - ILLCO - HONG KONGROBOT - ILLCO - HONG KONG
Description: Illco. Plastic battery op remote control robot. Radio control. Pedestal robot. Forward and backward motion, swinging arms and blinking lights.
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Robot - JV - Hong KongRobot - JV - Hong Kong
Description: A 6 inches tall all plastic battery operated pedestal robot. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Box says Made in Hong Kong, item NO 101. A decal on base of robot has JV import Laredo. A reworking of the Yonezawa Radirobo.
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ROBOT - MAKER? - RUSSIA?ROBOT - MAKER? - RUSSIA?
Description: A plastic battery operated skirted robot. This is a variation of the later Mister Robot by NGS. Grey body with red arms and skirt. There is a clear rectangular panel in the chest. Bump and go action initiated by pulling the antenna. The eyes flash, as do lights in the chest panel. Believed to be from the Soviet Union. This example is incomplete; it is likely that there would be a dish antenna and hands. Name? Details? Box? See also the Ranger Robot and Magnor Robot.
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ROBOT - MEXICOROBOT - MEXICO
Description: A tinplate battery operated robot from Mexico. Walking action with lighted eyes. The robot has two oxygen cylinders on its back with wires connected to the helmet. Some versions have a prominent plastic switch on the head. The color variations known so far are green, blue, silver and red. More details or better photos welcome. Mexican Details? Maker?
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ROBOT - PAYA - SPAINROBOT - PAYA - SPAIN
Description: Orange plastic battery operated robot with TV screen. The box shows the grey boy astronaut but the toy is the orange robot version. The face is clearly robotic. This version is entirely battery operated and probably later than the grey version. Walking action with lighted eyes and television screen in the chest. There are two known versions of the orange robot: 1 Robot Espacial version with a three-star decal and a shoulder antenna 2 The rarer (and probably later) NASA version Made by PAYA and available to shops from 1967 to 1972.
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ROBOT - RUSSIAROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Small plastic windup stepover robot. Walking head style. Available in a range of colours: silver-chrome, pink, white. All have silver-chrome feet and spring antennas. The nose acts as the on off switch on the pink version.
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ROBOT - RUSSIAROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Russian Robot. Plastic battery op remote control version. Pedestal. Takes special size 'Russian' batteries. With its original box. pogot
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ROBOT - RUSSIAROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Plastic friction powered robot. The arms move up and down and as they are also hinged at the "elbow" that portion swings in and out as they move up and down. The head turns from side to side as the antenna rotates. Dimensions: 3.5" wide, 4.25" long, 5.25" high There is a logo embossed on the bottom.
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ROBOT - TELSALDA - HONG KONGROBOT - TELSALDA - HONG KONG
Description: Unnamed plastic wind up robot based on the Yoshiya Venus robot. Plastic panel on the chest (unlike the paper decal version) copies the Yoshiya tin panel. This version is grey silver. There are also red and brown versions. Hong Kong 1970s The robot has the smooth (non-spike) head of the later Venus Robot. Wording on box panel: A "creature" from outer space invades England. Nothing can stop his measured tread,
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ROBOT - YOSHINO - JAPANROBOT - YOSHINO - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Chrome silver body and head with large plastic antenna that contains a distinctive wheel structure. Long red arms with a screw fitted to the shoulder. Two red guns in the chest. Yokoto? Japanese box version. KY Logo. Name? Various colors. Two box versions shown
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ROBOT 1999 - DURHAM - HONG KONGROBOT 1999 - DURHAM - HONG KONG
Description: Small blue plastic stepover robot. Simple walking action. Blister card. Sidewinders series
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ROBOT 2500 - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONGROBOT 2500 - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONG
Description: Chrome silver plastic battery operated robot. Distinctive cylindrical body with decal decoration. Plastic battery operated robot walks with 'heart' flashing on chest and one lighted eye. Natural walking motion with arms and legs moving together. Plastic with chrome metal litho body covering and decal stickers. 25cm. Durham are the US importers. There are at least four versions: the most common is the silver chrome. Also konwn are a matt grey version, a white body with red head, blue arms and legs, and a white/blue/red with black legs. See also the Robot UFO variation of this robot.
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ROBOT 5 - GREY-BLACK VERSION - SANKEI - JAPANROBOT 5 - GREY-BLACK VERSION - SANKEI - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot with pin feet. This is the more common version of what is a rare robot. Robot 5 is available in three colors: 1 Grey-Black 2 Pink (Grey-Black with a pink glaze) 3 Light blue. The box for Robot 5 is basically a Sparkling Mike box (Robot 5 is a lithoed up Sparking Mike) with three key differences. The first is that Sparkling Mike has a one piece box with lid - whereby the Robot 5 is a true two piece top and bottom box. Next on the bottom left hand corner of the box cover on the Sparkling Mike is the importer trademark ACE. ON the Robot 5 box this trademark is replaced by the Sankei trademark. Robot 5 came in two basic variations - a black/grey version and a pink champagne one. On the small part of the box bottom grey cardboard was stamped the word Red or Black with an oval circle around it. (Steve) The box for the light blue version has not been documented.
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ROBOT 5 LIGHT BLUE VERSION - SANKEI - JAPANROBOT 5 LIGHT BLUE VERSION - SANKEI - JAPAN
Description: A limited run color variation of the rare Robot 5. It lacks the "sheet metal" lithography found in the grey/black and red versions. The reason for the limited run has led to speculation that the regular and more frequently occuring version had two advantages over this one: #1 it just looked better #2 you would not see press damage so much on surfaces covered with a wild pattern. A smooth, light coloured surface, specially going towards the curved edges of the pressing, is a nightmare. Die's deteriorate in a run, they become rougher which is fatal to the litho. So after 500, maybe, they had to do too much "Factory touch-up". (Henk G) Pressing also used for the TV Robot by Sankei and the Mighty Robot by Mitsuhashi. Regarding the Sankei/Kanto confusion. On the face of it there is a possibility that Kanto and Sankei have near identical trademarks. A -K-in the middle of 4 quarter moon broken circles. The difference is that the Sankei K has serifs coming off the ends of the K and the Kanto K does not. Therefore it is easy to see why the Kanto trademark was misidentified as a Sankei trademark. Both the Robot 5 and the Sankei Televsion have the trademark K with serifs aka Sanke
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ROBOT 5 PINK VERSION - SANKEI - JAPANROBOT 5 PINK VERSION - SANKEI - JAPAN
Description: The pink version had on the bottom of the box the word "red" stamped. The box is a special two piece Sparkling Mike version The grey/black had the word "black" stamped on the box bottom. It is believed that the pink variation started as a black/grey with a pink coating then applied. No two pink versions are exactly the same hue and this may be due to the way the pink coating 'cured'.
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ROBOT A RESORTE - PAYA - SPAINROBOT A RESORTE - PAYA - SPAIN
Description: This is the fragile grey astronaut with the little boy's face. The robot is 10 1/2" tall and operates on a combination of batteries and wind up. The robot moves forward with three flashing antenna lights. The robot takes 2 C-cell batteries which fit under the clockwork mechanism. The walking mechanism is wind up. There is a basic on/off switch mounted on the outside of the battery box. Plastic battery op TV astronaut. The box has the A RESORTE (spring) wording and the toy is the corresponding grey boy astronaut version. This is almost certainly earlier than the orange version. Both versions have a stabilising wheel on a metal extension at the rear. The TV is a simple paper decal. Spain.
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ROBOT ACROBATICO - LEDY - MEXICOROBOT ACROBATICO - LEDY - MEXICO
Description: Plastic battery op construction robot. Multicolored plastic components. "Four robots in one" Picture of actual robot required. c1970
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ROBOT AKA DIRECTIONAL ROBOT - VERSIONS COMPARED - YONEZAWAROBOT AKA DIRECTIONAL ROBOT - VERSIONS COMPARED - YONEZAWA
Description: 1957 tin battery skirted robot with light up beacon on head. When robot bumps into object head turns in new direction robot turns around and goes off away from object. Blue version on the right and on left the rarer version with green color body. The green also different as follows: the tabs in lower part of the skirt are spaced further apart, the raised embossed pattern feature next to each shoulder has been deleted. The underside is painted same color as body (green) rather than black. Both versions have the same action - battery powered by two D cells. The bulb under the plastic dome can easily be replaced by lifting beacon mounting plate which gives access to bulb. Japan tin plate skirt.
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ROBOT aka DIRECTIONAL ROBOT, GREEN VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPANROBOT aka DIRECTIONAL ROBOT, GREEN VERSION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op skirted robot. Advances with bump n' go action and lighted eyes and red dome light. The dark blue box was designed for this green color version. A distinguishing feature of the green version is the position of the two tabs on the lower part of the skirt: on blue version they are they are close together, on the green they are much further apart. The base plate - just visible - is green (rather than black and this version also lacks the stamped detail on each shoulder.
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ROBOT aka HOOK ROBOT, MARUBISHI FOR WACO - JAPANROBOT aka HOOK ROBOT, MARUBISHI FOR WACO - JAPAN
Description: A small 7.5" 18cm skirt robot. Blue lithographed tin friction robot. The robot advances with head turning from side to side. Complex litho of machinery. The mechanism is fairly straight-forward: friction-driven flywheel drives the toy with a moving head and swinging arms. No firm date yet but c1955. It is generally known as the Hook Robot because of an odd hook shaped antenna attached to the back of the head. There are two major variations: light blue and dark blue. In addition the light blue has been seen with a red mouth and with a silver mouth. Some boxes have a Marubishi logo sticker on top of the Waco importer logo. It is interesting to note the strong resemblance between the Hook Robot and the Yoshiya Chief Robot Man. The Yoshiya looks to be a scaled-up version of the earlier Hook Robot design.
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ROBOT ALARM CLOCK - SmartROBOT ALARM CLOCK - Smart
Description: Plastic robot clock with alarm Modern.
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ROBOT BUILDING SET - TOMY - JAPANROBOT BUILDING SET - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Japanese market set. Plastic battery op stepover robot building kit. A single motor housing holds together the three basic robots depicted. There are 81 possible combinations.
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ROBOT BUTLER - TOYBOX - HONG KONGROBOT BUTLER - TOYBOX - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic wind up robot with brush. Sweeping robot. Stepover feet. Color variations shown.
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ROBOT CHARLY, BLACK VERSION - RE-EL 45 - ITALYROBOT CHARLY, BLACK VERSION - RE-EL 45 - ITALY
Description: Black and red plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. The top half of the head is clear plastic, the bottom half is red plastic, as are the arms. Paper decal with the wording CHARLY on the chest. Moves, flashing lights and talking function. Dated to later than 1983. See also the Logo Robot version. RE-EL is an Italian company, though it sold most of its robots in France.
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ROBOT CHARLY, WHITE VERSION - RE-EL 45 - ITALYROBOT CHARLY, WHITE VERSION - RE-EL 45 - ITALY
Description: White plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. Multicolored kaleidoscope wheel in the chest. Moves, flashing lights and talking function. RE-EL is an Italian company, though it sold most of its robots in France. Dated to later than 1983. See also the Logo Robot version.
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ROBOT CLOCK RADIOROBOT CLOCK RADIO
Description: Plastic robot alarm clock with radio
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ROBOT COMMANDER GALACTIQUE - FUNNY TOY - MACAO?ROBOT COMMANDER GALACTIQUE - FUNNY TOY - MACAO?
Description: Plastic battery op remote control robot. Three plastic guns in chest and missiles on either side of the head. One button controls walking, the other fires the guns. See also the three gun version Space Commander Robot by Playwell. Macao?
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ROBOT COMMANDO - IDEAL - USAROBOT COMMANDO - IDEAL - USA
Description: Large plastic battery operated robot with multiple actions. A hand control unit allows the robot to move forward and to steer. The arms rotate and fire plastic balls. The head opens to reveal a rocket that can be fired. The voice action is simply a contact strip inside the hand control unit: when you shout into the handset it makes a tenuous contact that allows the robot to perform the selected action. Produced by Marvin Glass and the subject of a major tv advertising campaign. First sighted in the Montgomery Ward catalog for 1961 and popular for several years. Two minor box versions are known, one saying "mike action" the other "voice action".
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ROBOT COMMANDO KIT - JAPANROBOT COMMANDO KIT - JAPAN
Description:
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ROBOT CONSTRUCTION KIT - MLADOST - BULGARIAROBOT CONSTRUCTION KIT - MLADOST - BULGARIA
Description: Metal robot erector style kit. Battery operated, electric motor included. Bulgarian Soviet 1986. Eastern Europe
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ROBOT DISPENSER - WRIGLEY'S GUMROBOT DISPENSER - WRIGLEY'S GUM
Description: Static chrome silver plastic gum dispenser robot. Carded
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ROBOT ESPLORATORE - HONG KONGROBOT ESPLORATORE - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic battery op Attacking Martian style astronaut. Rotates, shooting guns. Made for distribution in Italy.
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ROBOT EXPLORADOR DO ESPACA - MIMA - BRAZILROBOT EXPLORADOR DO ESPACA - MIMA - BRAZIL
Description: Brazilian version of the Yonezawa Space Explorer plastic battery op pedestal robot with two pairs of red plastic guns mounted above the chest panel. The body is the design used on the Galaxy Warrior and Dynamic Warrior. Based on an original Yonezawa design.
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ROBOT GIROPLAST - ARGENTINAROBOT GIROPLAST - ARGENTINA
Description: Small silver celluloid and tin wind up robot with painted details.. "Giroplast" shaking motion moves him forward. Date? Also in white.
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ROBOT GX-7 - SOLPA - GREECEROBOT GX-7 - SOLPA - GREECE
Description: Plastic battery operated robot mounted on an elongated vehicle like base. Clear plastic dome with an orange plastic center. Slender flexible arms with plastic claws. Two-dish antenna. Rear fins. Bump and go "Tricky" action. 7 & 1/2" long and 9 & 1/2" tall (to the top of the antenna). It runs on two "C" batteries installed towards the bottom rear of the base and held in place by a "U" shaped metal bracket. The red tanks are purely decorative. Avaialble in a wide range of colors and slight variations. This is an identical copy of the Yonezawa original. Only the manufacturer's logo is different. See also the Tomy Space Robot Magic Dial version.
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ROBOT KING - YONE - JAPANROBOT KING - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up stepover robot with large rotating antenna, Radar Robot Style. "Walking Action Revolving Radar. No 2277 Window box.
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ROBOT LILLIPUT - CK KT - JAPANROBOT LILLIPUT - CK KT - JAPAN
Description: The label attached to the Nurnberg Lilliput. The toy was imported by Schuco for evaluation. The date is 2/7/37. This is regarded as the best proof of the robot's pre-war origin. (Volker)
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ROBOT LILLIPUT - KT CK - JAPANROBOT LILLIPUT - KT CK - JAPAN
Description: Tin windup robot. Advances with shuffling motion via spikes under his feet that alternately move. (Pin feet) Free swinging arms have claw hands. The lower part of each arm is a separate unit shoved in to the upper arm. This fragile connection means that the lower arm is frequently missing. Lilliput is believed to be the first mass produced robot. The box carries the two logos KT and CK. Speculatively KT is the manufacturer and CK the distributor. There are two distinct versions of the robot: the difference is that the (presumably first) has a dial that is mounted in a hole in the chest with small tabs; the (later) version has a clockface stamped into the metal with titho clockface. It is assumed that the simpler version is the later; the manufacturer had presumably found a way of stamping the clock depression that would not damage the litho dial. The design is very similar to the Atomic Robot Man (which has been firmly dated to at least 1949 and self-evidently later than 1945). The Lilliput, however, is a pre-war robot and as such is the first. The Japanese tin toy industry was well-eastablished in the 1930s. Production stopped in 1938 when toy factories switched to war production. The industry did not restart until 1946. CK (Kuramochi Shoten) was the largest supplier of made in Japan toys prior to WWII. Two of their main employees fearing the companies demise after WWII left to form Normura and Alps. KT (possibly Kuramochi Toys) is a trade mark that is invariably seen on pre WWII toys, usually in conjuction with another trademark such as Masudaya. The manufacturer Komatsudo Seisakusho has also been mentioned, but the information needs clarifying. Recently Volker tracked down a Nurnberg museum with a Lilliput bearing a trade sample import label dated 2/7/1937. The Liliput had come out the Schuco Toy Company archive. Shuco had ordered this Robot in 1937 for " Benchmarking " When Schuco closed their doors in the 1970s some items from their archive found their way into the museum. Henk Gosses recalls a small warehouse find of these robots: "The seller brought about a dozen with him,- later versions, and said he had many more. It was a stock discovery and he showed an invoice from 1939 to an importer in Antwerp. Later Pierre Boogaerts bought the last 6-7 and told him how much he would pay for the rest. The seller became very mysterious and in spite of my vailliant efforts, I never heart from him again." The rule of Emperor Hirohito (Showa dynasty) began in 1926. Japanese dates were calculated using this starting point. A patent number on the robot suggests the 10th year of the Emperor's reign: 1936. The box art is stylistically 1930s, though this is clearly a subjective judgement. An original owner appeared on the "Antiques Roadshow" with a collection of toys, all pre-war, which included the Lilliput. He was able to recall receiving it as a child before the war. Again, not conclusive proof but a strong circumstantial case. It should be added that some believe this to be a post war toy based on or the forerunner of the Atomic Robot Man. Pin-foot 15cm FT#26
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ROBOT LILLIPUT, VERSIONS 1 AND 2 - CK KT - JAPANROBOT LILLIPUT, VERSIONS 1 AND 2 - CK KT - JAPAN
Description: The left hand robot, Version 2 and possibly later, has a litho dial embossed into the body. The right, Version 1 and possibly the earlier, has a hole cut into the body with a tabbed dial plate behind. Version 2 represents a simpler, cheaper production technique, hence the view that it is later.
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ROBOT MASCHINE - DickieROBOT MASCHINE - Dickie
Description: Version of Kinsman Robot Machine. Plastic track toy.
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ROBOT MECANICO - LEMSSA - SPAINROBOT MECANICO - LEMSSA - SPAIN
Description: Plastic windup stepover robot. Transparent body with visible gears. Educational. The plastic ratchet spanner acts as a key. Based on the Japanese original. Spain See-thru
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ROBOT MG 1 - ROMANIAROBOT MG 1 - ROMANIA
Description: An unusual thin plastic battery operated robot. The relatively tall thin robot has a head that is an extension of the body. The robot has long plastic arms, a circular plastic window in the chest and a small window in the back. Maker? Date? There are several color variations. Stepover robot. MG1 Eastern Europe
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ROBOT PEPE MONOCANAL - RICO - SPAINROBOT PEPE MONOCANAL - RICO - SPAIN
Description: Large plastic radio controlled robot. Chest and face panel are tin litho while the yellow and orange parts are plastic. Advances forward via remote control with alternating blinking lights on the chest and head. Spain
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ROBOT REVOLVING AND WALKING - MTU - KOREAROBOT REVOLVING AND WALKING - MTU - KOREA
Description: Small tin and plastic wind up. Upper body and antennae spin as he walks. Also in a non-chrome antenna version from Japan. Spinning Robot. See also the Swivel Robot.
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ROBOT RO-1 CYCLOPS - MLADOST - BULGARIAROBOT RO-1 CYCLOPS - MLADOST - BULGARIA
Description: One of three versions of the plastic battery operated stepover robot from Bulgaria. The robot is made of a variety of colors of plastic. The three robots have several parts in common. 7" (17cm) Bulgarian, Soviet, Made by Mladost. 1980s This robot has distinctive arched feet and the single lighted eye in the head. The three robots have no specific names and are usually referred to as Cyclops, Bucket Head and Big Ears. They were sold in a generic picture box or window box. Eastern Europe
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ROBOT RO-2 BUCKET HEAD - MLADOST - BULGARIAROBOT RO-2 BUCKET HEAD - MLADOST - BULGARIA
Description: One of three versions of the plastic battery operated stepover robot from Bulgaria. The robot is made of a variety of colors of plastic. The three robots have several parts in common. 7" (17cm) Bulgarian, Soviet, Made by Mladost. 1980s This robot has distinctive arched feet and the conical head. The three robots have no specific names and are usually referred to as Cyclops, Bucket Head and Big Ears. They were sold in a generic picture box or window box. Eastern Europe
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ROBOT RO-3 BIG EARS - MLADOST - BULGARIAROBOT RO-3 BIG EARS - MLADOST - BULGARIA
Description: One of three versions of the plastic battery operated stepover robot from Bulgaria. The robot is made of a variety of colors of plastic. The three robots have several parts in common. 7" (17cm) Bulgarian, Soviet, Made by Mladost. 1980s This robot has distinctive triangular feet and the large side extensions on the head. The three robots have no specific names and are usually referred to as Cyclops, Bucket Head and Big Ears. They were sold in a generic picture box or window box. Eastern Europe
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ROBOT SERIE GLI INVINCIBILI - HK STAR - HONG KONGROBOT SERIE GLI INVINCIBILI - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Italian version of the Robot Serie Space Superman No 106C. Plastic Shogun style battery op rotate-o-matic style robot. Bright orange. Opening doors and shooting guns in chest. Rotates. Flimsy build. One of the 106A, 106B 106C 106D series. Made for Italy.
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ROBOT SERIE SPACE SUPERMAN NO 106a - HK STAR - HONG KONGROBOT SERIE SPACE SUPERMAN NO 106a - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Japanese superhero head on rotating body, doors open, shooting guns in chest. Red plastic body and head, blue arms and legs. One of a series of four similar robots, 106A 106B 106D and 106D See the Italian version: ROBOT SERIE GLI INVINCIBILI
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ROBOT SHEPARD - JYESA - SPAINROBOT SHEPARD - JYESA - SPAIN
Description: Plastic battery op robot, transparent with gears. Same design as Mr Planet robot by Yonezawa. The legs are similar to Mortoys robots. Box shows a battery cover but Robot Shepard probably didn't come with a cover. shepherd gear 23cm Minor head variation shown - the red cap. See-thru
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ROBOT SHOOTING GAME - MAKER? - HONG KONGROBOT SHOOTING GAME - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot based on the Yonezawa MyRobo body. Gold plastic with infra red (?) gun and TV screen in chest. The protrusion on the top of the head houses a sensor activated by the gun. When turned "ON", the robot walks forward with swinging arms, continuously lighted eyes and a rapid "clicking" sound. When the Laser Gun lightbeam hits the lens at the top of the head, the robot reverses direction and the eyes go out. The screen in the chest lights up and flashes. After taking six steps backwards and "beeping" six times, it starts walking forward again. See Space Monster. television
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ROBOT SORTING BANK - WOLVERINE - USAROBOT SORTING BANK - WOLVERINE - USA
Description: Static clear plastic coin sorting robot. Many variations of this toy exist. Coin sorter. See the Hucha version. c1960s
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ROBOT SPACE TROOPER - RED & BLACK VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANROBOT SPACE TROOPER - RED & BLACK VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction Robby. Circa 1955. Crank operated robot travels forward as the antenna inside the dome turns. TN Image Smith House Auctions
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ROBOT SPACE TROOPER - RED VERSION - YOSHIYAROBOT SPACE TROOPER - RED VERSION - YOSHIYA
Description: Tin friction Robby. Red arms and body. Circa 1955. Crank operated robot travels forward as the antenna inside the dome turns. TN Image courtesy Smith House Auctions.
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ROBOT SPACE TROOPER, BLACK VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANROBOT SPACE TROOPER, BLACK VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction Robby. Black arms and body, red claw hands.. Circa 1955. Crank operated robot travels forward as the antenna inside the dome turns. TN Image courtesy Smith House Auctions.
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ROBOT ST-1, RED VERSION - STRENCO - W GERMANYROBOT ST-1, RED VERSION - STRENCO - W GERMANY
Description: A confirmed color variation. The red ST1 version was only produced for a toy fair in Nürnberg in 1955. At least five examples exist.
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ROBOT ST1 PROTOTYPE - STRENCO - JAPANROBOT ST1 PROTOTYPE - STRENCO - JAPAN
Description: Never produced. A battery or crank driven (or even pneumatic) version of the ST-1. The truck carries a static tinplate rocket. Believed to have been 1957 Toy Fair
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ROBOT ST1 WITH CART - STRENCO - WEST GERMANYROBOT ST1 WITH CART - STRENCO - WEST GERMANY
Description: A silver painted wind up tinplate robot. Coiled spring antenna on the head. Backpack with a wire antenna and an on-off switch. The arms have ball-shaped hands designed to fit into a cart. The feet have simple flaps that perform as ratchets, ensuring the robot moves forward. Sometimes called the Kohler Robot. The robot first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Show in 1954. The first toy on Strenco's list in spring 1955 was this robot - therefore the name ST 1 (Strenco number 1). The ST 1 with the cart appeared one year later (1956) with the number 1 + 1. The same cart ( with driver before) was an old toy from Hörndlein 1954. A prototype ST 1 - with a mechanical remote control - came up in 1956 too, but was never produced. Strenco's box is a relatively fragile with a limited palette of colours. The cart comes in a separate box with no significant artwork. An accessory designed to complement the Strenco ST-1 is the push-along truck. Three box variations. Left to right: first, the version without a switch; second, version with a switch and with the extra logo on the box; third, version with a switch but no logo on the box. Notice the distinct difference in the color of the boxes.
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ROBOT UFO - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONGROBOT UFO - DURHAM INDUSTRIES - HONG KONG
Description: Blue plastic battery operated robot. Distinctive cylindrical body with a decal decoration applied. The vinyl head has a Japanese Shogun style head. This is a reworking of the Robot 2500. Plastic battery operated robot walks with 'heart' flashing on chest and one lighting eye. Natural walking motion with arms and legs moving together. 25cm. Durham are the US importers.
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ROBOT WITH ANTENNA - RUSSIAROBOT WITH ANTENNA - RUSSIA
Description: Cream white colored plastic battery op robot. Spring antennas. Abstract box artwork. Octagonal head.
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ROBOT WITH BALL - RUSSIAROBOT WITH BALL - RUSSIA
Description: Static plastic wind up robot with tilting ball action.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK COLOR VARIATIONS - SY/YONEYA - JAPANROBOT WITH SPARK COLOR VARIATIONS - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Paddle foot tin wind up color variations. Yoneya
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, LIGHT BLUE - SY/YONEYA - JAPANROBOT WITH SPARK, LIGHT BLUE - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue version of the silver tin wind up paddle foot Robot with Spark. Spark window. Yoneya. This version came in the standard box which coincidentally shows a light blue robot.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, PINK VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANROBOT WITH SPARK, PINK VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up paddle foot robot with spark window. Yoneya (trade mark SY). Sparks appear in red gel in centre of chest. Seen mostly in silver, also available in pink as shown, blue, red and green. sparky.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, RED VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANROBOT WITH SPARK, RED VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Red version of the tin paddle foot wind up robot from Yoneya (SY). Also shown is the box with red artwork. Spark panel in chest. The red box is believed to have been used with a range of robot colors.
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ROBOT, ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEEL - HONG KONGROBOT, ASTROIDS SERIES - TARHEEL - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic wind up pedestal robot with tubes (shooting rocket guns) in the chest. Available in a range of colors and national flags. Also sold in a clear plastic box by Tarheel, the American importer, as one of the Astroids range.
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ROBOT, DOMED EASEL BACK ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPANROBOT, DOMED EASEL BACK ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Tinplate lithographed battery operated remote control robot. Circa 1957. Advances with stepping motion. One of the "easel back" range with the supporting wire structure that allows the robot to raise each foot off the ground. Fragile clear goldfish bowl dome. The maker is probably Yonezawa; Linemar is the distributor. The remote holds a single D cell. Some domed versions have a round metal disc on top of the dome, but others do not. Rivet detailing. Rectangular chest panel with lithographed machinery detailing. Distinctive knee pad detailing on the legs. Green single cell remote control box with one button. Image Morphy's Auction eddd
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ROBOT, ZEROID CLONE - AHI -ROBOT, ZEROID CLONE - AHI -
Description: Azrak Hamway - A plastic battery operated robot with remote control. This is essentially a cheap Zeroid knock-off.
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ROBOTANK Z R1, VERSION C - NOMURA - JAPANROBOTANK Z R1, VERSION C - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: R-1 non talker. Tin battery op robot that moves with bump and go "mystery action", his arms rapidly move back and forth, pumping the levers. He stops, and the guns pop out, illuminate, and fire. He then resumes. A light spins around within the dome on top of his head.
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ROBOTANK Z R1, VERSION D - NOMURA - JAPANROBOTANK Z R1, VERSION D - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: See main entry for 4 versions. R-1 with talking mechanism.
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ROBOTANK Z, VERSION A - NOMURA - JAPANROBOTANK Z, VERSION A - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op tank with bump ang go action. Tinplate eyes. Non talker. Appears in the Nomura catalog for 1971.
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ROBOTEL - MAKER? - ROMANIAROBOTEL - MAKER? - ROMANIA
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. This unusual robot is made of white plastic with blue and red arms and legs and a red chest panel. The body is relatively long with small legs emerging from the bottom. Concertina plastic arms and legs. Walking action with rotating red plastic antenna. Color variations shown. Date? Eastern Europe
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ROBOTER 700 - AUGUST KNOCH o.H.G - WEST GERMANYROBOTER 700 - AUGUST KNOCH o.H.G - WEST GERMANY
Description: Plastic wind up robot. The only action is walking, and it is fairly crude. Made by August Knoch in Coburg, near the old frontier to East Germany. The company closed after a fire in the early 90s. Reputedly in the 1959 the company produced about 100 pieces to advertise them at the main toy fairs like Nurnberg. They didn't go into full production with this robot. The antenna has a unique shape and is as fragile as the one from Dux Astroman. Box marked DBGM
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ROBOTER EMIL - GOEBEL - W GERMANYROBOTER EMIL - GOEBEL - W GERMANY
Description: Plastic wind up / static robot. Made in West Germany, by the company Goebel, 1968. Marked on backside with W.Goebel 40052 and the Goebel trademark and W.Germany. This is the same company that makes Hummel figurines. Square body and rectangular head with distinctive screws. Blue tubular ribbed arms and legs. Clock decal in chest. Based on a German TV series: Roboter Emil und Tante Bodzenka (Robot Emil and Aunt Bodzenka) Box? Two versions of this robot are known: A 12cm static version (no mechanism) known in blue, red and yellow A larger 17cm wind up version with pin feet waddling action (pinfoot) also in blue, red and yellow versions.
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ROBOTINA - JEFE - SPAINROBOTINA - JEFE - SPAIN
Description: This is the female counterpart of Jefe's Robotino. Extremely large (23 inch) plastic battery operated remote control. The light blue dome shaped robot combines head and body in one piece. There's a sort of face consisting of a grille and a pair of eyes. It stands on substantial red legs. The robot has various accessories to drive home its female character: apron, cap etc. The ears are particularly unusual cross shaped designs. Jugetes Espaciales written on the remote. The remote control has 4 buttons, 2 green and 2 red. The green button makes one set of wheels move and the eyes light. The red buttons make the wheels move backwards. The hands can be opened and closed by a lever. Spain. There is as yet no firm date for this robot.
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ROBOTINO - JEFE - SPAINROBOTINO - JEFE - SPAIN
Description: Extremely large (23 inch) plastic battery operated remote control. The red dome shaped robot combines head and body in one piece. There's a sort of face consisting of a grille and a pair of eyes. It stands on substantial white. Jugetes Espaciales written on the remote. The remote control has 4 buttons, 2 green and 2 red. The green button makes one set of wheels move and the eyes light. The red buttons make the wheels move backwards. The hands can be opened and closed by a lever. Spain There is as yet no firm date for this robot. There is a female counterpart: Robotina.
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ROBOTRON EXPLO - BANDAI - JAPANROBOTRON EXPLO - BANDAI - JAPAN
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ROBOTRON ROCKY - BANDAI - JAPANROBOTRON ROCKY - BANDAI - JAPAN
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ROBOTRON SPACE CANDYROBOTRON SPACE CANDY
Description: The tiny plastic robots are filled with 'space' shaped candy. A full display box of Robotron Space Candy.
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ROBY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANROBY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind-up robot.. Advances with walking motion as his head sparks. 7.75"H. Circa 1960s. Robby. Same body used for Conehead (Space Robot) and Robby Robot. Roby is an unashamed Forbidden Planet Robby look-alike. There's the complex metal head, very reminiscent of Robby the Robot, the clear panel in the dome and the detailed lithoed detailing that tries to suggest the complexity of the original. The forward pointing arms end in simple flat dangling metal arms. No firm date but Conehead is late 1960s.
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Rock Em Sock Em Robots - Marx -USARock Em Sock Em Robots - Marx -USA
Description: Classic early edition robot boxing game. Robots are moved about using controller, left and right buttons operate the arm punches. Opponents try to knock each other's block off with a sharp blow under chin in just the right position. Head pops up with a "ZZZRRRR" sound and can be pressed back on again. Note sharp post tops, later versions have 'button-top' flat top posts and name stickers and/or head ratchet sound were omitted.
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Rock Em Sock Em Robots Marx Later Issue with box - MARX - USARock Em Sock Em Robots Marx Later Issue with box - MARX - USA
Description: Classic boxing game later issue with 'button top' safety posts...knock the other opponent's block off!
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ROCKET MAN - ALPS - JAPANROCKET MAN - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Head detail
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ROCKET MAN IN SPACE ARMOR - ALPS - JAPANROCKET MAN IN SPACE ARMOR - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op remote control robot astronaut. Yellow plastic antenna on this example is correct; grey and white have been seen but these may be later additions. The metal antenna is not used - in keeping with the box art. The robot advances with walking motion, moving arms and lighted head as his color wheels spin and pistons move in his chest. Press the second remote button and he individually fires his rockets. Flip up his helmet to see the tin astronaut head. Made by Alps for distribution by Rosko. It is the first of a group of Alps robots based on the same molds: Rocket Man (1963) Moon Explorer (1966) and Missile Robot (?). It bears a strong resemblance to the Alps TV Spaceman but the scale of the components is appreciably larger. The Rocket Man is currently dated to 1963 when it appears in a number of catalogs, including Aldens Christmas Catalog where it is described as a Mars Explorer. (Rocket Man's head is attached to the body by a hinge which fits into slots molded into the head pressing. These holes can be seen on the later Moon Explorer where they have no function.) Image Smith House Auctions
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ROCKY - POPULI - BRAZILROCKY - POPULI - BRAZIL
Description: Plastic static? robot. "O robo que lanca misseis." (The robot that fires missiles). Made by Populi B.M. Indostrial Plastic Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lost in Space, YM3, style plastic robot. Date?
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ROCKY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGROCKY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Green plastic robot with red feet and yellow head. His arms are spring loaded rockets. The green lever on the head shoots the rockets. Two slight variations are shown. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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ROCKY ROBOTRON - TOPPER - HONG KONGROCKY ROBOTRON - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. One of the Robotron series. Walks. Fires three missiles automatically. See also the Ding-A-Ling version of this robot.
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ROMAN ROBOT - SPAIN - ROMANROMAN ROBOT - SPAIN - ROMAN
Description: Plastic battery op. Lights in head. Shoots gun. Spain Black and white body versions shown.
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ROSKO ASTRONAUT, BLUE VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANROSKO ASTRONAUT, BLUE VERSION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin/vinyl battery op Circa 1962. Advances with walking motion. He stops, raises the lighted walkie- talkie and makes a beeping sound as his dome light flashes. Robby TN Image Smith House Auctions
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ROSKO ASTRONAUT, RED VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANROSKO ASTRONAUT, RED VERSION - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin/vinyl battery op Circa 1962. Advances with walking motion. He stops, raises the lighted walkie- talkie and makes a beeping sound as his dome light flashes. Robby TN. Rosko is the distributor. Two versions exist, red and blue. It's not yet clear which color appeared first or whether they are contemporary. They seem to turn up in equal numbers. First seen in a Japanese trade fair catalog for 1962 and in the US market in 1963, (in the early catalogs it appears as "Space Man") the Rosko Astronaut is a reworking of the later D-Cell Mechanized Robot (Robby) pressing. The body, legs and dome are retained. New vinyl arms are added along with a new face and a lighting walkie talkie. Air cylinders and a pair of thin spring antennas complete the transformation. Image Smith House Auctions
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ROTATE-O-MATIC SUPER ASTRONAUT, ROBOT SILVER FLY EYE - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTATE-O-MATIC SUPER ASTRONAUT,  ROBOT SILVER FLY EYE - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated robot with shooting guns behind doors in the chest. VARIATIONS: Brown with tin litho door : tin head, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery box, green switch Silver tin head, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery box, green switch Gold plastic head, plastic arm, tin gold door, tin feet, plastic battery box, red switch Gold plastic head plastic arms, tin feet, plastic battery box, red switch, silver battery door with red stripe or yellow stripes
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ROTATE-O-MATIC SUPER ASTRONAUT, ASTRONAUT HEAD - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTATE-O-MATIC SUPER ASTRONAUT, ASTRONAUT HEAD - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated Attacking Martian. Opening chest doors and shooting guns. Astronaut face behind clear visor. VARIATIONS: Top Row Brown with litho door panel on plastic door 2 versions: 1 tin head, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery 2 plastic head, plastic arms, plastic feet, plastic battery box Middle Row Brown with tin litho door 2 versions: 1 tin head, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery box, green switch, seen on sh catalogs 1969 to 1972 2 plastic head, plastic arms, plastic feet, plastic battery box red switch Bottom Row Silver version made for AMICO, tin head, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery box, green switch
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ROTATING LUNAR SPACEMAN - MEGO - JAPANROTATING LUNAR SPACEMAN - MEGO - JAPAN
Description: Black plastic battery operated robot with astronaut head. Cheap rotate-o-matic style with opening doors, rotating body, noise and light. Dated 1970 on the box.
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ROTATING ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - YONE - JAPANROTATING ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Red plastic body with tin upper. Small tin and plastic windup robot - rotates. V design on chest. Chromed silver antennas. Stepover feet. See also the Yone Walking Explorer Robot and Philip the Robot.
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ROTATOR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTATOR ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tin battery op Swivel-O-Matic astronaut with abstract hypnotic concentric circles behind the visor. Rotates. "He strides through space and stops all of a sudden and then his upper body swivels while swivelling two guns pop out of his chest shooting and blinking with realistic sound. He then stops swivelling and guns retract. Continues walking again." The only known color is silver. The box art, except for the name and eye detail is identical to the other astronauts in the series. It is all tin whereas others have more plastic parts. The hypnotic eyes perhaps owe much to Op Art and the late 1960s psychedelic culture. "Crazy Eyes"
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ROTATOR ROBOT - MAKER?ROTATOR ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Later multicolored plastic battery op robot with doors in chest, rotating body and shooting guns. Light blue plastic body, orange head and arms, pink hands and feet. Large clear red plastic face. This is a variation of the Cosmos Robot by Kamco and was also released as the Galaxy Robot.
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ROTO ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTO ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic 9 inch battery op robot. The head opens to gain access to the batteries. Robot advances, rotates, guns fire. Fly eyes. This robot is based on the small Engine Robot. Slight variations exist: the one on the left lacks the dotted red line around the guns. The one on the right has a striped bow tie instead of the more common ROTO ROBOT logo. Brown and grey plastic versions exist. The incomplete mixing of plastic at the molding phase may account for other shades. Incidentally the "scribble" on the box art is sometimes mistaken for a disfigurement: it's meant to be there. First seen in the 1969 Lewis Galoob Toy Catalog
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ROTO-ROBOT FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTO-ROBOT FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: The Roto-Robot is one of Horikawa new range of smaller robots incorporating plastic components. This is a nine inch battery operated tinplate and plastic robot. The dark grey robot has a lithographed tin chest panel holding two orange plastic guns. It has a domed, rather featureless face. The arms and legs are plastic. Uniquely the head and body top hinge to allow access to the battery compartment. The robot advances with shooting guns and flashing lights while the whole upper body rotates through 360 degrees. Horikawa later released this as the Golden Roto-Robot. There are some variations of this robot: 1 Grey and black shaded bowtie. The box depicts this version. 2 Red bowtie with ROTO ROBOT wording. This version has been seen in a 1968 Italian toy catalog. 3 Versions with and without the red dashes around the guns. One of these versions is a different build. The robot appears in the 1968 Horikawa catalog making it one of the first to employ this new plastic-tin combination seen in the new Mr Zerox, Engine Robot etc
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ROTO-ROBOT LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANROTO-ROBOT LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: These robots have little in common with the innovative and imaginative original Roto-Robot. In fact this is just a revival of the name first used on the earlier line of robots. Horikawa released two versions of the Roto-Robot, one in the usual black-brown color, and a "metal printed" or lithographed version in red, blue and yellow. Each version had its dedicated box. 10 1/2" (26cm). Date? There is a Japanese box version of the plain robot. There's nothing distinctive or innovative in this robot: the emphasis is on economy. The tin and plastic battery operated robot has the Rotate-O-Matic action with flashing lights and guns behind opening chest doors. The arms are vinyl. The plastic head has a large chrome eye panel and ears. Rotates. Note that the brown version (the 1st one with Japan box) appears as new in 1977 SH catalog art 5028, 11" No date is yet known for the red feet yellow door version art 5069 in a Japanese catalog but probably 80’s
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ROTOR ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONGROTOR ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot, multicolored plastic. "The Walking Giant". 14 inches tall. Hypnotic spiral eyes and spinning barber pole legs make this a distinctive robot. Semicircular discs in the feet give this robot a waddling action. Window box. 1970s. This is the Hong Kong version of the original Cragstan version. The Cragstan version has a stylised C logo molded into the chest while the Mortoys version has a paper decal in the chest. There are three color versions of this robot: blue, orange and brown.
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ROTOR ROBOT THE WALKING GIANT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGROTOR ROBOT THE WALKING GIANT - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot, multicolored plastic. "The Walking Giant". 14 inches tall. Hypnotic spiral eyes and spinning barber pole legs make this a distinctive robot. Semicircular discs in the feet give this robot a waddling action. Window box. The box carries a 1970 date. The original Cragstan version has a stylised C logo molded into the chest. The Ledy version is marked Ledy on the chest. Better box picture?
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ROULETTE ROBOT - JAPANROULETTE ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Cylindrical plastic robot with friction action and roulette wheel under a clear dome. Two versions, one slightly taller than the other. Sold in trade packs. 1980s.
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RUDY THE ROBOT - REMCO - USARUDY THE ROBOT - REMCO - USA
Description: Large 16" 42cm plastic battery operated stepover robot. Reverses direction when an obstacle is encountered. The robot has a wire frame passing through the body: when depressed it alters the direction of movement. Decal face and chest details. Color variations: yellow/orange, black/orange. Dated to 1968 in a Montgomery Ward Christmas Book.
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RUSHER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANRUSHER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Friction tin and plastic robot, wheels in chest. It has a black vinyl head molded as a single unit. The robot has a metallic blue tinplate chest with a pair of recessed wheels in addition to the wheels in the feet. The novelty feature of this robot is its ability to run on its chest - the positioning of the wheels in the feet has been adapted to help support the robot in its horizontal action. The same design was used for a Kamen Rider Japanese superhero toy and other toys, such as a red legged rabbit. 16cm Two box types exist: Japanese and English; the wording is the only difference. A translation of the Japanese box would be "Flying Robot". There is a red legged version but it may be an unauthentic marriage of parts using the rabbit legs. The Rusher robot first appears in the 1972 Horikawa catalog, where it is described as a new item.
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SATURN ROBOT - KAMCO - HONG KONGSATURN ROBOT - KAMCO - HONG KONG
Description: 13 inch plastic battery op robot. Walks with TV screen in the chest showing a space scene. Lighted eyes. Decal detailing on an angled panel below the chest. 1980s. The most common version is black. Many variations of this robot exist. Early versions have four missiles in the head but later versions do not include this feature. The missiles are white with red tips. Color variations include yellow, blue and multicolored plastic. The robot is very similar in styling to the Jupiter Robot. Box variations shown. 1980s. television
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SCHPRECHENDER ROBOTER - EliteSCHPRECHENDER ROBOTER - Elite
Description: Plastic electronic robot - talking.
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SECRET WEAPON SPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSECRET WEAPON SPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A small (nine inch) brown tinplate battery operated robot with guns behind a small hinged chest plate. This is a thinly altered version of the first Mr Zerox. An astronaut head and a new box are the only changes. Based on the Engine Robot body. See also Silver Ray Secret Weapon Space Scout. It appears in several 1966 catalogs, including the Frankonia Toy Catalog and the Simpsons-Sears catalog.
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SEE-THRU ROBOT - SALCO - HONG KONGSEE-THRU ROBOT - SALCO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with transparent head and visible gears. Multicolored. See-Thru Robot is marked Salco. It takes two D-cell batteries. Despite its similarity to the other Salco Cragstan group of plastic robots this does not come from the same molds: the limbs are appreciably thinner and there are many other differences. See-thru This robot first appears in Eaton's Christmas Catalog for 1973.
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SEE-THRU ROBOT PROTOTYPE - MAKER?SEE-THRU ROBOT PROTOTYPE - MAKER?
Description: Transparent gear robot. This most unusual robot may be a prototype. The plastic robot has a see-thru body and a egg-shaped head. A large gear in the chest appears to mesh with a gear in the neck. The arms are large plastic wheels. Battery operated, walking action with rotating gears and light in the head. More information is requested.
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SENTINEL ROBOT - KAMCO - HONG KONGSENTINEL ROBOT - KAMCO - HONG KONG
Description: Made in Hong Kong by Kamco - Large plastic battery operated walking action with working pistons and moving arms. Flashing eyes. Four rockets missiles firing from head. 1980s plastic. Based on the Kamco Saturn Robot.
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SHARPSHOOTER / BLACKFIGHTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSHARPSHOOTER / BLACKFIGHTER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Black plastic battery operated robot. Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries. Actions: Walks forward as chest doors open and lighted guns fire. Doors close and robot continues to walk forward. MADE IN JAPAN is embossed on the plastic battery cover. Robot is all plastic except for the soles of its feet which are tin. SH 8.5" There are two versions:- Japanese box (left) which has the additional wording BLACKFIGHTER English box (right) which has the wording SHARPSHOOTER ROBOT New in 1980 SH catalog art 5052 The Sharpshooter Robot shares many common body parts with Horikawa's Sky Robot which accounts for the seemingly unnecessary "flip top" head and exposed front wheels.
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SHOE SHINE DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGSHOE SHINE DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Blue plastic robot with red feet and flesh colored head. Has the face of a young boy with boot polish stains. Accessories include a brush and polishing cloth. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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SHOGUN WARRIOR - CDI - HONG KONGSHOGUN WARRIOR - CDI - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated later style Attacking Martian, rotates. Doors open and chest guns fire. Made in Hong Kong. An unlicensed Mazinger Z. Two variations of the head shape are shown; there may be others.
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SHOOTING SPACE-WALKER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSHOOTING SPACE-WALKER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Shooting Space-Walker Name on toy: none Nickname: Manufacturer: Horikawa, Japan Height: 10" Timeline date: 1984 ('84 Horikawa Toy Catalogue) Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Buttons on head control actions: Walk forward while lighted chest guns move in and out. Stand still while lighted chest guns move in and out and emit very loud "space sounds". The third button stops the robot from walking. Button order is known to vary. Most common color is dark brown, a red body, yellow arm, blue legs version is also known. English and Japanese box versions. Art 5061 brown version is described as new in the 1981 Horikawa catalog. Spacewalker, space walker
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SHOPPING ROBOT RX-777 - OHSATO - JAPANSHOPPING ROBOT RX-777 - OHSATO - JAPAN
Description: A Japanese market tin and plastic battery op remote control robot. Green litho detailing with large childlike eyes. Blue remote control battery box. The robot was sold in a house shaped window box and came with a basket and fruit. Also sold as the pink RX-888 7"H plastic BOR. Advances with walking motion. Based on the SH Razer Robot. 16cm This is a Horikawa robot. See the Super Space Attacker and the Razer Spaceman which use the same molds.
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SHOPPING ROBOT RX-888 - OHSATO - JAPANSHOPPING ROBOT RX-888 - OHSATO - JAPAN
Description: A Japanese market tin and plastic battery op remote control robot. Pink tin body with green plastic arms and legs. Blue remote control battery box. The head has large child like eyes. They were sold in a house shaped window box and came with a basket and fruit. Also sold as the green RX-777 7"H plastic BOR. Advances with walking motion. This is a Horikawa robot, based on the SH Razer Robot design. 16cm
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SHUDO ASTRONAUT, ENGLISH BOX - SHUDO - JAPANSHUDO ASTRONAUT, ENGLISH BOX - SHUDO - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up astronaut with vinyl arms. This is the more common version with a bluer color than the lime green Japanese box version. Pin feet walking action with a clicking sound. Holds gun. NASA logo on chest and APOLLO on helmet. English box version with Shudo logo (see Japanese M in Triangle version). 1960s Pedestal
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SHUDO ASTRONAUT, JAPANESE BOX - SHUDO - JAPANSHUDO ASTRONAUT, JAPANESE BOX - SHUDO - JAPAN
Description: This is the rarer lime green version of the Shudo wind up astronaut with vinyl arms. Pin feet walking action with a clicking sound. Holds gun. NASA logo on chest and APOLLO on helmet. Japanese box version. 1960s Pedestal This box has the M in a triangle logo (probably the distributor) and the robot has the manufacturer's name Shudo in an oval. Pin foot
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SILVER MECHANIZED ROBOT - Nomura - JAPANSILVER MECHANIZED ROBOT - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Robby. Circa 1956. Advances with walking motion as the dome lights, pistons move up and down and antenna turn. TN
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SILVER RAY SECRET WEAPON SPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSILVER RAY SECRET WEAPON SPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver chrome tin battery opearated astronaut robot. The square bodied robot has a hinged panel set into the chest with a blue light in the center. There is an oval visor in the head revealing the astronaut face. Horikawa have also used the odd tin louvred baseball cap. Advances with walking motion and moving arms. The camera flashes. He stops, his chest door opens, and he fires his gun with blinking light and firing sound. Chrome silver with guns in chest. Chrome can discolor with age. See also the Secret Weapon Space Scout. Based on Mr Zerox pressing, complete with tin hat, which is in turn a reworking of the Engine Robot body.
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SILVER ROBOT - RUSSIASILVER ROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Small silver chrome plastic windup stepover robot - a walking head look.
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SILVER ROBOT - RUSSIASILVER ROBOT - RUSSIA
Description: Chrome silver plastic wind up robot with stepover feet. Blue plastic chest and other retailing.Spring antennas with red plastic tips. Yellow eyes. Box version 2. The back of the box carries the date Oct 17-296-75. Three box versions shown. pogot
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SILVER WARRIOR - AMICO - HONG KONGSILVER WARRIOR - AMICO - HONG KONG
Description: Silver grey plastic battery op rotating robot with shooting guns and opening doors. Very flimsy build. Star Wars knock off. Stormtrooper head. Also sold as Star Robot, the French Robot De l'Espace, the Italian Gig Robot Stellare and Super Robot. c1979
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SILVER WARRIOR ROBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONGSILVER WARRIOR ROBOT - BLUE BOX - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Silver chrome egg shaped body with blue feet and red arms. The hands have a gripping action. Lights in chest. The robot walks forward, stops and the chest panel lights as the robot rotates. Decals details to the arms and legs. Egg shaped. Blue-Box. This robot dates to 1979 when a patent was filed: http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/10797-1979-silver-warrior-patent-drawings/
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SINGING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANSINGING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot with four different colored buttons in the chest. Pressing the buttons produces a horrible speeded up version of "Twinkle, twinkle, little star". Shoots missiles from the top of the head. Tin lithographed panel with dial detailing in the chest. This robot appeared in the 1978 Yonezawa Toys Catalog. Dark brown-black and blue versions are known. English and Japanese box versions. Also sold as Talking Robot with a different set of sounds.
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SIR GALAXY - Mattell 1979SIR GALAXY - Mattell 1979
Description: Large white plastic battery op radio control robot. 16 inches tall and is operated by a remote control. Eyes light up. Walkie-talkie style remote control. Poseable arms with grippers in his hands. Also sold by ITC.
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SKY ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSKY ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Yellow body, red head and legs, blue arms. The featureless head has only an orange plastic lighted visor. There are two disctinctive chrome silver wheels embedded in the chest. The robot can walk or move on the silver chrome chest rollers in a horizontal position. Flared legs. Head tilts. 1970s. One of a series of designs based on the same structure: Sharpshooter, Engine etc. The Sky Robot was followed by the New Sky Robot in blue, with more elaborate chest wheels. English and Japanese boxes. SH Japan
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SMOKING ROBOT - JAPANSMOKING ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op. Smokes.
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SMOKING ROBOT, VERSION C - YONEZAWA - JAPANSMOKING ROBOT, VERSION C - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: See Smoking Spaceman - Linemar for details. 30cm FT#37 The Yonezawa specific robot was available in the Yonezawa catalog for 1963.
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SMOKING SPACE MAN - - JAPANSMOKING SPACE MAN -  - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op smoke
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SMOKING SPACEMAN, VERSION A - LINEMAR - JAPANSMOKING SPACEMAN, VERSION A - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Here is the best estimation of the history of the Smoking Spaceman, courtesy of Gernot: (The first record of a Smoking Spaceman is 1960 in Lipman's Christmas Catalog) VERSION A)1960. Original "Smoking Space Man", manufactured by Marumya (later Metal House), Sold by Linemar. Box Art (a) with normal Lettering, Linemar Sign (One of many Linemar Toys on the side. Box Art (b) with special riveted lettering, Linemar sign. Embossed Linemar sign. Colors: grey (silver) and charcoal (brown)(?), rivets on the side, back behind mouth black, silver metal switch, dome has three pieces front and rear. Smoking hole in center of mouth, big hole, small wheels on the feet VERSION B) Early 60s (?) Original "Smoking Robot" , manufactured by Marumya (later Metal House) sold by Yonezawa. Box Art (a) with normal lettering, Yonezawa sign. Colors: grey (silver) and charcoal (brown) (?) VERSION C) 1950s or early 60s (?) very rare Original "Smoking Robot" , manufactured by ? sold by Yonezawa. Box Art (a) with normal lettering (?), Yonezawa sign Colors: metallic green and blue. White plastic switch. Big wheels on the feet Back behind mouth is silver metal, small Smoking hole off the center, lithographed scales with printed yonezawa sign on the back, metal gears between the legs VERSION D)First run of reproductions 80s (?) Colors ? Plastic gears between legs VERSION E)"Smoking Robot" Reproductions probably made in the 90s ordered by Kitahara, manufactured by Metal house. Colors: charcoal (brown), metallic green , metallic blue, gold, maroon (dark red), bare metal, prably grey (silver) Plastic gears between legs, metal switch, No marking, no rivets on the side Small pin next to the metal switch. Color behind the mouth is same as body Big Smoking hole in center of mouth. Two small wheels on the feet Box art like (a) "Smoking Robot" Yonezawa sign but colors are very flat. Very good quality, smooth function VERSION F) TinTomToys "Smoking Spaceman"
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SON OF GARLOO, VERSION 1 - MARX - JAPANSON OF GARLOO, VERSION 1 - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic windup. Circa 1961. Advances with step over walking motion and moving arms. This version has a tin lithographed body with plastic arms. Monster Image Smith House Auctions
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SON OF GARLOO, VERSION 2 - MARX - JAPANSON OF GARLOO, VERSION 2 - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic windup. Circa 1961. Advances with step over walking motion and moving arms. This version has a plastic body and comes with the original "Son Of Garloo" necklace. Monster Image Smith House Auctions
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SONIC CONTROL STAR ROBOT - HONG KONGSONIC CONTROL STAR ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with sonic switch. Clap hands to start the action. Stop go action. opening chest doors and firing guns. Star Wars Stormtrooper knock off. This is a variation of the standard manual switch Star Robot. Also released in white plastic with blue details; the white version has leds in the eyes..
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SONIC CONTROLLED ROBOT - MAKER?SONIC CONTROLLED ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Late reissue of the Yonezawa Talking Robot. Plastic battery operated with buttons and four missiles in the head. Walks, lighted eyes and four button talking action. A sonic remote control function has been added. This is the same style as used on other Yonezawa sonic robots.
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Sonic Robot - Soma - Hong KongSonic Robot - Soma - Hong Kong
Description: Plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. Radio control with a space gun shaped transmitter. White body, blue base, low profile domed head. Extendable articulated arms with metal rod connectors. A reworking of the Yonezawa Radirobo design. Several other color and box variations exist.
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SOUNDING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSOUNDING ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Sounding Robot Manufacturer: Horikawa, Japan Height: 10" Catalog number: E-5053 (Japan 1981 Catalog) Timeline date: 1981-1984* Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: The buttons on the head control the actions. Depressing the blue button causes the robot to walk forward until the red button is depressed causing it to stop. The yellow button in the middle activates the "sounding" device inside the robot. One of three different "space sounds" (various whistles and sirens) plays at random. the robot has very distinctive chrome silver ears that resemble small engines protruding at right angles. Additional info.: * Sounding Robot has been sighted as early as 1981 in a Japan 1981 Catalog and as late as 1984 in a Horikawa Toys Catalogue. Embossed on the battery cover: MADE IN JAPAN". The robot is all plastic except for the soles of the feet, which is red painted tin. Misc. comments: Sounding Robot shares many body characteristics with Shooting Space-Walker. The earliest sighting to date is in the "Japan 1981" catalog.
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SOUTH POLE EXPOLORER B-17 - AN - JAPANSOUTH POLE EXPOLORER B-17 - AN - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin wind up astronaut robot on skis. AHI importer. Marked TET on back. B-17 is printed on the left shoulder. The tan colored robot has a green helmet covering all of the head. A lithographed face is printed in a visor panel. A Leica camera is printed on the chest with the wording "South Pole Explorer B-17" written above. Fur effect litho on the face and legs. Walking action with moving arms. Naito Shoten connection. The leg pressings are identical to those used in early Nomura robots.
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SPACE (DINOSAUR) ROBOT, EARLY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE (DINOSAUR) ROBOT, EARLY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with TV screen showing images of dinosaurs. Early red fly eye Martian head and "spaghetti" shoulder antenna. Plastic dinosaur toy. Japanese box - there does not appear to be an English version. The arms are those used on the Busy Cart Robot - they are slightly open allowing them to grip a dinosaur. television
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SPACE ADVENTURE - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ADVENTURE - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Silver tinplate friction Robby. Black arms with red claw tin hands. Clear plastic dome revealing a spinner beneath. This is a version of the Space Trooper, distinctive because of its silver color. It's rarity suggests that it may have been a salesman's sample with a first design box. Certainly the name "Space Adventure" is unique. Circa 1955. Crank operated robot travels forward as the antenna inside the dome turns. Wheels in the base allow the robot to move but they are not eccentric and do not give the robot the waddling walk of the regular Space Trooper.
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SPACE ATTACKER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE ATTACKER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on box: Space Attacker Manufacturer: Horikawa, Japan Height: 8.5" Catalog number: #5046 (Horikawa Toy '79 catalog) Timeline date: 1979-1984* Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: Walks forward as lighted guns push straight out of the chest opening the doors, making a "rat-tat-tat" sound. Guns retract as doors close and robot continues to walk forward. Additional info.: *Space Attacker has been sighted in 1979 in a Horikawa Toy '79 catalog and as late as 1984 in a Horikawa Toys Catalogue. MADE IN JAPAN is embossed on the plastic battery cover. Robot is all plastic except for the soles of its feet which are tin. Misc. comments: The above photo shows the robot with its chest doors missing. Although the box artwork depicts them as being chrome plated, they are, in fact, clear orange plastic. Space Attacker shares many common body parts with Horikawa's Sky Robot which accounts for the seemingly unnecessary "flip top" head and exposed front wheels.
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SPACE CAPTAIN - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPANSPACE CAPTAIN - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPAN
Description: Galaxy style plastic battery op robot with TV screen in chest. J. Toy Red body, black arms and legs, blue feet. Box displays a Space Shuttle, the prototype of which was produced in 1976. Junior have adapted their popular design to incorporate the popular television screen with space scene. First sighted in the 1978 Junior Toys catalog. television
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SPACE COMMANDER - HONG KONGSPACE COMMANDER - HONG KONG
Description: Later black plastic battery op TV robot with white head. Television screen in chest with space scene. Two large ear missiles in the head. Stop and go action. Maker? Galaxy robot head.
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SPACE COMMANDER aka TANK ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDER aka TANK ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op astronaut with decorative tracks, the robot runs on wheels. Shooting guns behind opening chest doors. Dark bown. The doors have medallions instead of the more usual green plastic disks. Art 970 in SH catalog 1969, probably earlier as it is not shown as new : the litho inside the doors is the same as production model, but gun panel litho is slightly different.
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SPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - HONG KONGSPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op TV robot. Black body, white head. Chrome ears, red eyes. Television screen with space scene in chest. This version does not have missiles in the head.
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SPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - MAKER?SPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Blue plastic battery operated robot. Rotates, red doors open in chest, shooting guns. The doors have elaborate detailing. White plastic head with yellow ears. The head is the one used on the Galaxy robots.
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SPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - PISTON VERSION - HONG KONGSPACE COMMANDER ROBOT - PISTON VERSION - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Pistons in the chest. Missiles held at an angle on each side of the head. Red and purple versions known. This is a variation of the remote control version.
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SPACE COMMANDER ROBOT, REMOTE CONTROL GUN VERSION - PLAYWELL - HONG KONGSPACE COMMANDER ROBOT, REMOTE CONTROL GUN VERSION - PLAYWELL - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated remote control robot. Guns in the chest. Missiles held at an angle on each side of the head. One button controls walking, the other fires the guns. Brown plastic body, orange feet.
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SPACE COMMANDO - NOMURA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDO - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin windup astronaut. Advances with walking motion as his left arm swings. Clear plastic dome. The rifle has a distinctive hinged construction. This simple astronaut design was used as the basis for a long line of other robots. The legs and feet and the arms and rifle can readily be seen on such items as the Naito Shoten (AN, AHI) spacemen, the Linemar Porthole Robot and other Nomura battery op astronauts. It emphasises the complex relationships between the manufacturers. There is no clear date for this astronaut but late 1950s is a fair guess. The Porthole Robot has been dated to 1957 and this is very similar in shape and litho detailing. This robot appeared in one of the early episodes of the "Twilight Zone"; in "One For The Angels" it is being sold along side the Mechanized Robot. Image Smith House Auctions
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SPACE COMMANDO, BLUE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDO, BLUE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control astronaut based on R-35 pressing. Pin-foot. Pedestal. red light in helmet. Square tin litho remote control with forward and backward movement. Versions are known with the square litho remote battery box and with a generic red cylindrical tin battery holder. 1958 Smith House Auctions
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SPACE COMMANDO, GREEN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE COMMANDO, GREEN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op remote control astronaut based on R-35 pressing. Pin-foot Pedestal. Light in helmet. Square tin litho remote control with forward and backward movement. 1958
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SPACE CONQUEROR S-5 - DAIYA - JAPANSPACE CONQUEROR S-5 - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate battery operated astronaut. Blue version of the Space Conqueror group of three astronauts: blue, red and green. Green is the rarer and blue the more common. The robot walks, stops and raises its strange gun which lights and shoots. The gun lowers and the toy advances. This uses the body pressing of the earlier red X-70 astronaut with a substantial lithographic reworking. This was the most successful of the range, selling in much greater numbers than the other versions. First sighted in the Jewel Christmas Gift Book Catalog, 1962
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SPACE CONQUEROR, 3 VARIATIONS - DAIYA - JAPANSPACE CONQUEROR, 3 VARIATIONS - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Three color variations of the tin battery op astronaut. The blue and green versions have identiacl litho detailing, only the base color varies. The red Cragstan Astronaut has significantly different litho. The red X-70 dates from 1961, the blue Space Conqueror from 1962. A firm date for the green version is needed, but considering the litho similarities it is likely to be closer to 1962.
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SPACE CONQUEROR, GREEN VERSION - DAIYA - JAPANSPACE CONQUEROR, GREEN VERSION - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tinplate battery operated astronaut with gun. "Man of Tomorrow" This is a green version of the Space Conqueror group of three astronauts: blue, red and green. Green is the rarer color. The lithography is identical to the blue version with the obvious change of the body color to green. In addition the plastic window in the gun is green. It was sold in the same box as the blue version, the one that depicts a blue astronaut. The robot is a variation of the earlier X-70 astronaut. The robot walks, stops and raises its strange gun which lights and shoots. The gun lowers and the toy advances.
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SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin litho red friction dog. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO Animal. See also the Sparkling Space Dog box variation. Image Smith House Auctions
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SPACE ELEPHANT - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ELEPHANT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red tin windup. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his large white ears flap, tusks and spring trunk move up and down, and a spark appears (working) under the red gel on his back. Small plastic dome eyes with loose plastic bead pupils. KO Image Smith House Auctions
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SPACE ELEPHANT, RED VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ELEPHANT, RED VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up elephant with sparks. Animal
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SPACE ELEPHANT, SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ELEPHANT, SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up elephant based on the dog body. Silver litho detailing. Stop start lever on the head. Forward wobbling motion with flapping ears and spark in rear window. Flexible spring trunk. The eyes are rolling beads inside cleard plastic domes. Animal Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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SPACE EXPLORER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Made by Horikawa Japan tinplate astronaut with plastic arms and head. Battery operated walking action stops and back lit TV screen scrolls with views of space ship Apollo and space type noise "Spaghetti" antenna on shoulder revolves. Available in silver and brown. Box art depicts 5 children looking at robot. Also produceD in metallic blue with a change of name to Radar Robot television
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SPACE EXPLORER - VERSION WITHOUT ANTENNA - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER - VERSION WITHOUT ANTENNA - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up astronaut. 24cm Circa 1958. Astronaut advances with walking motion as the needle on the oxygen meter swings and sparks are emitted from behind the red panel on his head. Based on the Winky body and the boy face from the crank operated Yonezawa astronauts. Versions with and without shoulder antenna. White dial oxygen meter. Image Smith House Auctions
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SPACE EXPLORER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: This robot proved popular and inspired a number of copies. It's a black plastic battery operated robot. The distinctive features are the pedestal design (ie no feet, just wheels on the base) and the large stippled plastic chest plate that contains a colored light effect. Four chest guns have been added. Bump and go action with lighted chest and firing guns. Yonezawa No 36016 This design is the basis of the Hong Kong Action and Warrior robots. Also shown is the Japanese box version. Date? 1970s
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SPACE EXPLORER ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Battery operated fly eye robot. TV screen in chest. Spaghetti antenna. This is identical to the Dinosaur version except the TV shows an Apollo Lunar scene - the same one as on the Space Explorer. The box shows the robot with silver fly eyes but the ones on the robot are red fly eyes. The box art depicts 4 children looking at robot. The artwork is a flipped version of the Space Explorer, though one of the children has been removed. Japanese box version only. Date? .
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE EXPLORER, BROWN - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER, BROWN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is an ambitious and complex robot. Painted tin battery operated robot. This starts life as a squat, cube like TV set. When started the robots body rises up, the arms extend. the head emerges and a TV screen is revealed. The robot then walks along for a few seconds until the process reverses and the robot drops back into it box form. A transforming robot. The demands made on the mechanism are great and this robot frequently breaks. The main weakness is a pot metal cam that breaks. The TV screen is a raster scene of a pilot at the controls. Some versions have a button on the head to initiate the action, others do not have the button. Featured in the 1967 Yonezawa catalog. television
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SPACE EXPLORER, RED - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE EXPLORER, RED - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: This is an ambitious and complex robot. Painted tin battery operated robot. This starts life as a squat, cube like TV set. When started the robots body rises up, the arms extend. the head emerges and a TV screen is revealed. The robot then walks along for a few seconds until the process reverses and the robot drops back into it box form. A transforming robot. The demands made on the mechanism are great and this robot frequently breaks. The main weakness is a pot metal cam that breaks. The TV screen is a raster scene of a pilot at the controls. Some versions have a button on the head to initiate the action, others do not have the button. Featured in the 1967 Yonezawa catalog. television
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SPACE F.D. ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANSPACE F.D. ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate astronaut robot. Holds a yellow plastic hosepipe. Advances with moving paddle feet. Astronaut, Fire Department Robot. Based on the SY Robot with Spark body. This is the version wearing a hat and the box also shows the fireman with a hat. The reason for the removal or addition of the hat is unclear but may be a cost-cutting measure. 18cm Date? The box pictured here carries a logo at the bottom left indicating that the Fire Department robot was a special edition made for distribution exclusively in Italy. There is a box version without this logo.
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SPACE F.D. ROBOT, NO HAT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANSPACE F.D. ROBOT, NO HAT - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate astronaut robot. Holds a yellow plastic hosepipe. Advances with moving paddle feet. Astronaut, Fire Department Robot. Based on the SY Robot with Spark body. This is the version without a hat and the box also shows the fireman bare headed. The reason for the removal or addition of the hat is unclear but may be a cost-cutting measure. 18cm Date?
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SPACE FIGHTER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE FIGHTER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small 9 inch tin and plastic battery op robot with guns behind doors in chest. A reworking of the Engine robot. Plastic legs that taper at the top. Fly eyes. Produced in a brown version and in grey with red eyes. The litho on each version differs slightly. The box art is the same. The first sighting of the brown version is 1971. The grey version appears in the Amico Inc. 1972 Catalog
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SPACE FIGHTER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE FIGHTER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic and tin battery operated robot with guns in chest and smoke action. Plastic body with two guns set into a tinplate chest panel. This is the same toy as the Fighting Robot but with the added smoke function. The robot was also produced by SJN of Taiwan in a virtually identical form. Two styles of litho panels are used by Horikawa, it’s the same for the Fighting Robot; the silver litho panel was probably the first, then the red and yellow panel. The SJM Taiwan copy only uses the red and yellow panel The Horikawa Space Fighter have "Made in Japan" on the battery cover. The Space Fighter is new in the 1977 SH catalog, art 5029 The US version appears as new in 1977 Horikawa catalog, art. 5029; it is there in 1980. Versions of it can still be found in 1985.
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SPACE FROG - HONG KONGSPACE FROG - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Grey and black with red panels. Frog head. Walking and talking action with gripping hands. The box uses the Star Wars knock-off font.
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SPACE MAN - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE MAN - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tin battery operated astronaut based on the R-35. Astronaut head under a white helmet with a light at the front. A lithographed pouch hangs at his waist. The robot waddles with the same pin feet mechanism as the R-35 robot. MT. This is the version without a remote control. No firm date yet but the remote control Space Commando has been dated to 1958
Keywords: Masudaya MT xrobot
SPACE MAN - NOMURA - JAPANSPACE MAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up astronaut robot. Advances with walking motion as his helmet lights and his arms swing. He carries a space gun and a lighted torch. spaceman No date yet.
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SPACE MAN - NOMURA - JAPANSPACE MAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Lithographed tin battery operated remote control astronaut.Light blue body with a red helmet. The astronaut has a rifle in one hand and a flashlight in the other. The remote control is square with a rocket graphic. torch
Keywords: Nomura xrobot
SPACE MAN - NOMURA FOR SONSCO - JAPANSPACE MAN - NOMURA FOR SONSCO - JAPAN
Description: SPACEMAN - Tin battery up astronaut robot. Advances with walking motion as his helmet lights and arms swing. He carries a space gun and a lighted torch. Imported by Sonsco, a short lived US importer. No date yet.
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SPACE MAN - YONEZAWASPACE MAN - YONEZAWA
Description: Tin friction crank action astronaut. Skirt. Rosko logo. Date currently unconfirmed but this is less common than the red crank action Cragstan Astronaut, with which it shares a virtually identical construction. The mouth moves, unlike the fixed mouth of the Cragstan Astronaut. The face is the boy astronaut face. Two box versions exist, one (shown here) with the Rosco distributor's logo at the bottom left and one without the logo.
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SPACE MONSTER ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONGSPACE MONSTER ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot based on the Yonezawa MyRobo body. Walks with lighted eyes and TV screen lit in chest. Whistles while he walks and height can be adjusted by knob on back from tall to short. Arms move along with legs for true walking action. Slight box variations are known. The batteries fit in the detachable head. Hong Kong, but there is no identification on the box. television
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SPACE PATROL - TOMIYAMA - JAPANSPACE PATROL - TOMIYAMA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover astronaut. "Mechanical Walking". NASA logos on plastic helmet and shoulder. Grey plastic arms. Tomiyama. TP-153 Late 1960s
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SPACE PATROL ROBOT - IMAI - JAPANSPACE PATROL ROBOT - IMAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic robot kit No 8
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SPACE PATROL, ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE PATROL, ASTRONAUT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Brown astronaut version of large tin battery op Attacking Martian. A silver version of this astronaut also appeared in a virtually identical box; it has ATTACKING MARTIAN wording. This version has a black plastic battery box and the thick tin arms.
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SPACE RANGER - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPANSPACE RANGER - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPAN
Description: Plenty of play value in this remote control pellet shooting robot. This is a bright red plastic battery operated with remote control. This is made by Junior toys in Japan. The head cap flips up so you can fill it with plastic balls that fire out of the gun in its chest. The blue wired plastic remote has two buttons, one for the walking action and one for the gun. The robot comes with paper targets of shogun warrior type robots. A Galaxy style robot.
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SPACE ROBO - TOMY FOR BACHMANN - JAPANSPACE ROBO - TOMY FOR BACHMANN - JAPAN
Description: White plastic battery operated robot mounted on an elongated vehicle like base.The head has a series of lighted buttons which can be pressed to program six commands. Slender silver flexible arms with red plastic claws. Rear fins. 7 & 1/2" long and 9 & 1/2" tall (to the top of the antenna). It runs on two "C" batteries installed towards the bottom rear of the base and held in place by a "U" shaped metal bracket. The red tanks are purely decorative. The same Lighted Magic Dial button program system was used for the Space Pup and the Space UFO Saucer. First sighted in the Bachmann 1969 catalog. See also the Greek Solpa GX-7 version.
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SPACE ROBOT - KY?SPACE ROBOT - KY?
Description: Small plastic wind up stepover robot with large antenna and wheel-like ears. Probably KY
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SPACE ROBOT - ROJO - HONG KONGSPACE ROBOT - ROJO - HONG KONG
Description: Black plastic battery op robot with TV screen in chest. Space scene. Four missiles in the ears. Decal details. television
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SPACE ROBOT aka CONEHEAD - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE ROBOT aka CONEHEAD - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up Robby style robot. Conehead is the obvious nickname for this robot. Despite being such an old-style robot this toy was still available in the 1968 Yonezawa catalogue, where it is referred to as the Mechanical Space Robot. This robot was designed for the Japanese market. Yonezawa used the body as the basis for two other robots: the Robby Robot astronaut, and the Roby Robot. It is a simple wind-up mechanism with the switch in the lithoed front panel. The arms are feeble flat claws dangling from two dome structures. There's no doubting that the style is that of Robby from the "Forbidden Planet". The order of production of these three related robots has not been established, they may have been contemporary. Conehead has a spectacular head that immediately gives the robot an exotic, almost bizarre appearance. Two vast googly eyes, forming a spark panel, overlap and look like sunglasses. He's got pin-like hard rubber ears and a similar head point. These appendages are fragile and are often replaced. Conehead is a Japanese superhero, popular in the late 60s. The box art confirms his special qualities for he's acquired rockets in his feet that blast him around a mounta
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE ROBOT PATROL FIGHTER - TA-SHIN TOYS - TAIWANSPACE ROBOT PATROL FIGHTER - TA-SHIN TOYS - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery op pedestal robot. Blue plastic body. Three guns in chest. Mystery action, body rotates, space sound. Yellow antenna. The head and body are Junior Toy Galaxy Robot molds. This is a Chinese version of the Super Robot Galaxy Fighter
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SPACE ROBOT PHOTO SHOOTING - Geminis, TaiwanSPACE ROBOT PHOTO SHOOTING - Geminis, Taiwan
Description: White battery op remote controlled robot. Owl like appearance. "Photo-Shooting Controlled". Made by a company called Geminis in Taiwan. It has bump sensors on each side and moves left to right until you shoot it then it stops and electronically screeches. On the bottom it has a switch to allow the target function but the robot remains stationary.
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE ROBOT RX-800 - NOGUCHI - JAPANSPACE ROBOT RX-800 - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up robot with spark panel in chest. Tin lithographed body with dimpled Lego style clear plastic panel in the chest. Loose red plastic arms. Each leg and foot is a single plastic casting in red plastic.Marked Space Robot RX-008 on the back. There are red and grey feet versions.
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE ROBOT TROOPER - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ROBOT TROOPER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Electric Power Remote Control Space Robot Trooper. Black painted tin battery operated remote control Robby. The battery remote is a small light blue C-cell two-button version. Travels forward as the dome lights and the antenna inside the dome spins. TN Circa 1955. Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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SPACE ROBOT TROOPER, RED VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPACE ROBOT TROOPER, RED VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: A rare color variation of the Electric Power Remote Control Space Robot Trooper. Red painted tin battery operated remote control Robby. The battery remote is a small light C-cell two-button version: red and white versions are known. Travels forward as the dome lights and the antenna inside the dome spins. TN Circa 1955.
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SPACE ROBOT X-70 TULIP HEAD - NOMURA - JAPANSPACE ROBOT X-70 TULIP HEAD - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Advances with walking motion as his neck and head light and he makes a clanking noise. He stops, the head panels open and the TV camera revolves as the light flashes and he makes a clicking noise. This robot appears to have been adapted to make the short-lived Radar Robot (Topolino). The body, arms and legs form the basis of Topolino, though the colors are quite different. Japanese and English box versions exist. At least two litho variations are known, one (more common) with more litho detailing on the head, and a second version with less detailing and some plain panels. The Nomura catalog for 1971 shows a radically different lithographed version which has not been seen in the wild. The Space Robot appeared in a Nomura catalog for 1970 and in a Galoob catalog for the same year.
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SPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE SCOUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic bettery operated plastic robot. Chrome silver face plate with eyes . TV screen with an elaboarate chrome plastic surround. 1980s SH. Lighted TV scene on chest as he walks. Photo box. Japan television
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SPACE SCOUT - YONEZAWA - JAPANSPACE SCOUT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: White tin friction astronaut. Circa 1958. Inertia crank operated robot advances with walking motion as the needle on the radiation meter swings. Versions with clear and tinted visors. Black dial on the radiation counter. The dome head is the one on the crank operated Yonezawa boy astronauts though the face is the man astronaut. Shoulder antenna with a square shape. Image Smith House Auctions
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SPACE TRAVELING MONKEY - MAKER? - JAPANSPACE TRAVELING MONKEY - MAKER? - JAPAN
Description: Battery op plastic ape in spacesuit. Walking action. Carrying two suitcases.
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE TROOPER - HAJI - JAPANSPACE TROOPER - HAJI - JAPAN
Description: Early in windup astronaut with gun. Walking motion. Fixed key. There are versions with green gloves and maroon gloves. Variations in the feet color exist, though fading of the paint may account for some. The astronaut carries a fixed rifle. This is a unique robot in several respects. The manufacturer, Haji, is not known for space toys and this is very much a one-off creation. It's a similar age to the Nomura Space Commando but this robot has no descendants. The body shape is wonderfully old-fashioned and the litho detailing is high quality and brightly colored. The face has oriental features and the hard-to-find box art has a comic-like simplicity. The Space Trooper is first seen in The Emporium's Big Christmas Toy and Gift Catalog for 1956. It is probably the maroon glove version. Whilst not a rare robot, the box is very hard to find. This has led to speculation that the toy may have been sold loose.
Keywords: xrobot
SPACE WARRIOR - MAKER? - HONG KONGSPACE WARRIOR - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op rotating robot with shooting guns and opening doors. Very flimsy build. Star Wars knock off. Stormtrooper head. See also the Galaxy Warrior. The box art was designed to resemble Star Wars merchandise.
Keywords: xrobot
SPACEMAN - Name? Maker?SPACEMAN - Name? Maker?
Description: Hard plastic pull along spaceman. Ramp walker.
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SPACEMAN - TAT - HONG KONGSPACEMAN - TAT - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op astronaut. Walking action, visible gears. Transparent. This robot is clearly based on the Mortoys Robby body. Dated to 1969. A box variation exists. See-thru Smith House Auctions
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SPACEMAN - TAT - HONG KONGSPACEMAN - TAT - HONG KONG
Description: Box variation 1969. Mortoys connection.
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SPACEMAN aka PORTHOLE ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPANSPACEMAN aka PORTHOLE ROBOT  - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery up astronaut robot. Advances with walking motion as his helmet lights. Remote control. Grey battery remote control unit. Two confirmed remote controls are the grey and the dark blue. Both have just one button. The legs and feet are those from the early Nomura robots - the same as those used on the Naito Shoten robots. The gun is the familiar space rifle. First seen in Kresge's 1957 Christmas Gift Catalog and Aldens & Spiegel catalog.
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SPACEMAN aka PORTHOLE ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPANSPACEMAN aka PORTHOLE ROBOT - LINEMAR - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tin battery operated remote control astronaut. The astronaut looks very much like a deep-sea diver with the white domed head that encloses most of the head, except for a small visor. The dome has a light mounted on the top. There is a tin rifle in the right hand There is some delightful litho detailing of a pistol holster and a wrench on the front of the robot. This astronaut is clearly based on the early Nomura astronaut body, with the long thin legs and distinctive feet. Power is provided from a blue tin battery remote control unit with a single button. Featured in the Aldens & Spiegel catalog for 1957
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SPACEMAN ROBOT - AN NAITO SHOTEN - JAPANSPACEMAN ROBOT - AN NAITO SHOTEN - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin wind up astronaut with gun. This is one of several versions based on the Naito Shoten pressing. AN - one of a group of early tinplate astronaut robots. Tin lithographed wind up astronaut robot. Marked TET (possibly the distributor) on the side. Carries a rifle in his right hand. The gun has Space Patrol printed on the stock. B-17 is printed on the left shoulder. The metallic blue robot has a Leica camera printed on the chest along with a rope, wrench and flashlight. Coiled spring antenna on the white dome head. Backpack with dimples. The camera and B-17 link this directly to the B-17 South Pole Skiing Robot. Naito Shoten connection. The leg pressings are identical to those used in early Nomura robots. .
Keywords: Naito xrobot
SPACY WALK ROBOT, MILD GIRL - BANDAI POPY - JAPANSPACY WALK ROBOT, MILD GIRL - BANDAI POPY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Mildrobo series Spacy Walk Mildgirl - Bandai Popy Unique. Moves as if floating silently in varying patterns, head pops up and down very slowly while rotating. Body spins slowly as he moves.
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKLING MIKE THE ROBOT - SNK - JAPANSPARKLING MIKE THE ROBOT - SNK - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot with samll spark window. Blue target logo on chest. A slightly more compex version of Robby the Roving Robot: the feet have pis with small disks at the end. SNK maker. (Shin Nichi Kogyo company) ACE importer. Same pressing as Robby the Roving Robot and Flashy Jim. Also used for the Robot 5 by Kanto, the TV Robot by Sankei, and the Mighty Robot. 20cm The first (only so far!) sighting is in Aldens Christmas Catalog from 1956 Distinctive features of an original Sparkling Mike: Blue dome on head, not black. Dome a complete hemisphere, not partial Tabs on the ears not visible Head halves meet together neatly, no gaps Sharply detailed nose with a slit underneath
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SPARKLING ROBOT - KEY LOGO - HONG KONGSPARKLING ROBOT - KEY LOGO - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic wind up stepover robot with walking action. Brightly colored chest panel with sparking guns, orange eyes. Paper decals. Various color versions Galaxy style. Alos sold as Sparking Robot.
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKLING SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKLING SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin litho red friction dog. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO Animal. See also the Space Dog box variation. Animal
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKY ROBOT - 3V TOYS - TAIWANSPARKY ROBOT - 3V TOYS - TAIWAN
Description: Small plastic silver chrome friction robots. Sparks. Several in the series. Blister card.
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKY ROBOT, BLUE LITHO VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKY ROBOT, BLUE LITHO VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up. Circa 1962. Advances with walking motion as his eyes and mouth spark. Blue lithographed version. Second version "detective" box. KO Image Smith House Auctions
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SPARKY ROBOT, BLUE LITHO VERSIONS - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKY ROBOT, BLUE LITHO VERSIONS - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Two versions of the tin wind up KO Sparky Robot. On the left is the "wheel" version based on the litho detail on the chest. The version on the right has an R on one arm and 8 on the other. Both were released in the "detective" box.
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKY ROBOT, DETECTIVE BOX VARIATIONS - YOSHIYASPARKY ROBOT, DETECTIVE BOX VARIATIONS - YOSHIYA
Description: KO. First and second detective box variations. The third version is the plain non-detective version of the box. It is believed that the litho variations of the Sparky robot came in the first and second detective boxes, and the plain Sparky came in the non-detective version. This is not confirmed and, given the prevalence of box swapping, difficult to prove.
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKY ROBOT, GOLD LITHO VERSION- YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKY ROBOT, GOLD LITHO VERSION- YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Litho variation
Keywords: xrobot
SPARKY ROBOT, OLIVE LITHO VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKY ROBOT, OLIVE LITHO VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up. Circa 1962. Advances with walking motion as his eyes and mouth spark. Olive gold lithographed version. Second version "detective" box. KO Image Smith House Auctions
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SPARKY ROBOT, SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANSPARKY ROBOT, SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Sparky Robot Key Wound Motor. Tin wind up robot with walking action and sparks. Backpack with long wire antenna. This plain silver version is the most common and is shown with the basic box. Japan 1960s. This robot appears in a wide range of variations Note: this has been reproduced and the copy version comes in a box similar to this one but with the wording SPACE ROBOT.
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SPOTBOT - TOMY - JAPANSPOTBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated space dog. Instructions.
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SPY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGSPY DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: Blue plastic robot with yellow feet orange arms and yellow head. Contains a secret camera behnd a door in the belly. SPY decal on his neck. Two slight variations shown. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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STAR COMMAND ROBOTSTAR COMMAND ROBOT
Description: Starroid I-M-2 plastic battery op radio controlled robot. White plastic, shallow red dome.
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STAR COMMAND SPACE ROBOT - CALFAXSTAR COMMAND SPACE ROBOT - CALFAX
Description: Carded blister packed static plastic robot. Shoots propellors from his arm.
Keywords: xrobot
STAR COMMANDO ROBOT RADIO - CALFAXSTAR COMMANDO ROBOT RADIO - CALFAX
Description: Plastic AM radio
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STAR FIGHTER ROBOT - ALADDIN LAMP - HONG KONGSTAR FIGHTER ROBOT - ALADDIN LAMP - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Rotates. Three hinged flashing guns in chest and distinctive circuit board style panel. Aladdin Lamp logo. 1120 White, black and red versions. This is a reissue of the Battery Operated Robot with a box redesigned to cash in on Star Wars
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STAR KING 5STAR KING 5
Description: Plastic kit robot. Rear stabilising wheel. Maker? Box. Also available in green.
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STAR PATROL ROBOTSTAR PATROL ROBOT
Description: Small cylindrical plastic robots with wheels but no action. Freewheeling, bendable arms, gripping action. Sold in display box of 12
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STAR ROBOT - BLACK VERSION - HONG KONGSTAR ROBOT - BLACK VERSION - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op rotating robot with shooting guns and opening doors. Very flimsy build. Star Wars knock off. Stormtrooper head. Black and silver grey versions.
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STAR ROBOT - DURHAM - HONG KONGSTAR ROBOT - DURHAM - HONG KONG
Description: Small plastic robot. Stepover feet. Simple walking action. Blister card. Sidewinders series. Several versions.
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STAR ROBOT - HONG KONGSTAR ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Blister card small plastic wind up stepover robots with rolling eyes. Four versions in various colors: three pictured.
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STAR ROBOT SONIC CONTROL - HONG KONGSTAR ROBOT SONIC CONTROL - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Pedestal. TV screen in chest. Comes with clicker that operates the sonic stop start action. Similar to Musical Star Robot. 9 inches. Made by Hing Cheong, Hong Kong
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STAR STRIDER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSTAR STRIDER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated Attacking Martiaan style robot. This is probably the last Horikawa-Marumiya robot. The box has a SH Logo and says "Tin Toy ProjectPproduct of Horikawa Planning by Task Force". Under it iss written "Directed by K . Yamazaki , designed by Cheech Asami." Possibly a 1986 robot though it is not in the SH catalog before 1989 when Marumiya changed its name to Metal House. This can be considered the first robot designed for collectors. It was very expensive and found in gift tores. The robot was then produced by Metal House until the end of 90’s in a limited edition box.
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STAR WARRIOR - FOR STRACO - KOREASTAR WARRIOR - FOR STRACO - KOREA
Description: Blue plastic battery op radio controlled robot with television screen with space scene. tv. Based on the SH Super Space Commander body. Made in Korea for Straco (F.J. Strauss Co.) 1979
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STAR WARRIOR - IMCOSTAR WARRIOR - IMCO
Description: Small plastic chrome silver plastic wind up stepover robot. Spark window in chest. Window box.
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STAR-MASTER ROBOT - MAKER?STAR-MASTER ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Of all the copies of the famous SH Dino Robot, this is the closest to the original. Black plastic battery operated robot. Head opens to reveal dinosaur monster. A smoking action has been included. Decal details. Smokes. Change robot. See also the Deceptor Robot. 11" 28cm. There is no clear maker's mark on the box. This is a relatively later robot c1980s. Transforming
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STARFORCE ROBOT RADIOSTARFORCE ROBOT RADIO
Description: White plastic battery op AM radio. Maker?
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STAROID-1 - EPOCHSTAROID-1 - EPOCH
Description: Large plastic battery op radio controlled robot. Remote buttons control movement and transmit user's voice. Talking.
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STARRY ROBOT - HONG KONGSTARRY ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Bump and go action, shoots disks when one antenna is pulled. The other antenna is the stop and star switch. Three colors are known: white, red and blue. There are also two box variations, one with a white robot and one with red. The red version box depicts a variation of the red robot (different decal and slots below the chest) that is uncommon. On sale in 1981 The robot was also released as the Celect 2000.
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STEAM ROBOTSTEAM ROBOT
Description: Metal steam-powered robot. Rear-mounted boiler drives fly-wheel via a single piston. Belt drive to wheels. Rear stabilising wheel.
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STEAMBOT, DAMPFROBOTER ST-2 - STRENCO - GERMANYSTEAMBOT, DAMPFROBOTER ST-2 - STRENCO - GERMANY
Description: Limited edition of 300 pieces for the first series 2007 in black. The robot is made in Germany. It is the first walking Robot powered by Steam ( or the first steammachine on two legs ) in a running production. The paint is the same as that used by Wilseco ( Steamengines ) for many years. The Arms, the dials in the chest and some steamparts are from the "store" but all others parts are new. The legs have the same design as the Smoking Spaceman - but if you look a little closer you can see that there is no battery door and the gearbox is new. ( Haha/Shanghai is a suplier for parts )
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STEREO TV SPACEMAN - PROTOTYPE - ALPS - JAPANSTEREO TV SPACEMAN - PROTOTYPE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with TV screen showing a scrolling space scene. White plastic dish antenna. Featured in the 1970 Alps catalog. The robot on the left is the only known example (currently in the Kitahara collection). On the right is the catalog photo. Had it gone into production this would have been the fourth of the large Alps robots: Rocket Man, Moon Explorer, Missile Robot and Stereo TV Spaceman. This robot has the distinctive plastic arms of the Missile Robot, suggesting that the Missile Robot is later than the other two. It has the TV screen from the popular Television Spaceman - perhaps with the famous scrolling space panorama?. The description "stereo" is misleading, but it was a buzz word on the hi-fi circuit at the time.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated rotate-o-matic robot with rotating action, opening doors and shooting guns. A later style robot with hollow arms and a silver chrome plastic face plate with large eyes. 12" Black and red versions. Slight litho panel variations. Also released by SJM of Taiwan. The red version is new in the 1977 SH catalog art 5031. There is as yet no info for the two brown versions.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT - MAKER? - HONG KONGSUPER ASTRONAUT - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Silver grey plastic battery op robot. Star Wars Stormtrooper knock off. Rotates, opening chest doors and shooting guns. See the Super Robot variation. The box has art work depicting the Stormtrooper head.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT LATER STYLE - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ASTRONAUT LATER STYLE  - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Japanese box version of the tin battery op robot with rotating action, opening doors and shooting guns. It has the thicker arms and the silver hands. Also released with the hollow plastic arms. English and Japanese boxes. This is a strange assembly. None of these are copied by SJM. The version with the chrome on the doors is art 5045 new in 1979 SH catalog known as "Super Robot. The Super Astronaut yellow door version is a later robot; it appears as art 5068 in the 1985 catalog but is earlier - 1982-84.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT LATER STYLE - SJN - TAIWANSUPER ASTRONAUT LATER STYLE - SJN - TAIWAN
Description: Name on box: Super Astronaut Manufacturer: S.J.M., Taiwan (also by B.N.E.) Height: 12" Timeline date: Power source: 2 "D" cell batteries Actions: Red tin battery op. Walks forward, stops, chest doors open as lighted guns tilt out. Upper body rotates making a "rat-tat-tat" sound. Guns retract as doors close. Robot continues to walk forward. Additional info: The robot is mostly tin, except for its hard plastic head and soft plastic (hollow vinyl) arms. SH originally produced this toy in 1979. Tin and plastic red battery op robot with guns behind doors in chest. Hollow vinyl arms. Taiwan SJM Chrome silver face plate. See SH original of this robot. There is also a SJN version with metal legs.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT NO 107 - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER ASTRONAUT NO 107 - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Black plastic cheap copy of SH Rotate-O-Matic. Opening doors in chest and shooting guns. Star Wars Stormtrooper knock off head. One of the four robots in the Space Robot Series.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ASTRONAUT ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Despite its name this is a Rotate-O-Matic robot. Tin battery operated Attacking Martian. Robot head with fly eyes. Opening chest doors and shooting guns. Produced in black, blue, silver and gold versions. English and Japanese box versions shown. Squares and inverted red triangle door pattern. The Japanese name translates as "Super Mars King". First sighted in the 1969 Higbee Christmas catalog. The same box was used for true astronaut versions of this robot.
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SUPER ASTRONAUT, RED FLY EYE - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ASTRONAUT, RED FLY EYE - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: In fact a robot. Brown tin battery operated Rotate-O-Matic, guns in chest. Japanese box. This robot has a large plastic head with the distinctive metal red fly eye visor fixed by 2 screws. Round tin ears, tin arms thick hand, tin feet, plastic battery box, gun panel is the same one used on the Super Astronaut It seems that there may have been four versions. 1st The all tin with classic tin head and flat battery cover 2nd Possibly the all tin version with split head and stamping on battery door (it seem that these two elements are connected) 3rd A tin version with plastic head and tin visor aka big head, there is stamping on battery door 4th Plastic head, feet, arms and flat battery door So many head versions look strange and it's not clear how the big head fits in the time of production, but it’s not far from the split head. The big red fly eye is more often found on the small AM than on the Super Astronaut, perhaps just using up components.
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SUPER EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with TV wide screen in chest. Showing Flight of the Apollo scene. The same robot as the SH version, but with different box art. Also issued as the SJN Super Explorer robot. television
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SUPER EXPLORER - SJM - TAIWANSUPER EXPLORER - SJM - TAIWAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot with wide television screen with space scene in the chest. TV. This is a copy of a SH design. Also seen with GiGi logo.
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SUPER EXPLORER ASTRONAUT NO 106 - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER EXPLORER ASTRONAUT NO 106 - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Two versions of the black tin and plastic battery op Super Explorer Astronaut, slight variations in the trim. Copies of SH Rotate-O-Matic robots. Walking action, guns behind doors in chest. One of the four robots in the Space Robot Series.
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SUPER EXPLORER WIDE SCREEN - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER EXPLORER WIDE SCREEN - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with TV wide screen in chest. 11.5" 29cm art 5033 new in the Horikawa catalog for 1977 and still there in 1981. The same robot features as the later version Dinosaur Robot. Chrome silver face plate, eyes only. Japanese and English box versions. Later issued as the SJN Super Explorer robot. television
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SUPER EXPLORER WIDE SCREEN DINOSAUR - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER EXPLORER WIDE SCREEN DINOSAUR - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated with TV wide screen, dinosaur scenes. This is the Japanese market version of the Super Explorer robot with a dinosaur scene instead of the space scene used on the western robot. Black and blue versions. Like the early version the arms are those used on the Busy Cart Robot - they are slightly open allowing them to grip a dinosaur. Chrome silver face plate, eyes only. Japan SH television
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SUPER GIANT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER GIANT ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: A large (40cm 16") tin and plastic robot. The robot's face consists of a large oval chrome plastic plate. The doors are hollow amber plastic structures. Chrpme ears and hands. Walks forward, stops, chest doors open as lighted guns tilt out, upper body rotates making a "rat-tat-tat" sound. Guns retract as doors close and robot continues to walk forward. MADE IN JAPAN is stamped into the battery cover. Power source: 3 "D" cell batteries. English and Japanese box versions. Versions: Brown and yellow/red. The brown version is new in the Horikawa catalog for 1980 art. 5051. It appears in the F A O Schwarz Fall - Winter 1982-1983 Holiday Gift Selections catalog. The yellow, art 5070 is new after 1981 and still features in198.
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SUPER MAN ROBOT - TAI FONG - TAIWANSUPER MAN ROBOT - TAI FONG - TAIWAN
Description: Multicolored battery op plastic robot with chromed silver weapons. V decal on his chest. Moves in a variety of positions with turning arms.
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SUPER MARS MAN SUPER EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER MARS MAN  SUPER EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Black plastic battery op robot with TV wide screen. Lime green face plate, eyes only. Green ears. Yellow hands. Star Logo, Hong Kong. c1980s television
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SUPER MARS MAN - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER MARS MAN - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Tin and plastic battery op red robot. Guns in chest. A rebranding of the Rotate-O-Matic Super Astronaut but with the thicker arms and the silver hands. Hong Kong No 206 Chrome silver face plate, eyes only.
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SUPER MARS MAN - SUPER EXPLORERSUPER MARS MAN - SUPER EXPLORER
Description: Dual version box.Plastic battery op with opening chest and guns.
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SUPER MOON EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER MOON EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Two more box variations of the plastic battery operated version of the original SH astronaut. Cheap and flimsy construction. Hong Kong
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SUPER MOON EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER MOON EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery operated version of the original SH astronaut. Cheap and flimsy construction. Hong Kong. Two box variations shown.
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SUPER ROBOTSUPER ROBOT
Description: Small white knob wind up stepover robot. Carded blister packed. Several versions.
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SUPER ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Silver grey plastic battery op robot. Star Wars Stormtrooper knock off. Rotates, opening chest doors and shooting guns. See the Silver Warrior.
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SUPER ROBOT - HONG KONGSUPER ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Small silver chrome wind up robot with stepover feet. Several versions released in the same box. Based on the TPS Mini Walking Robot.
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SUPER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated Attacking Martian. Opening chest doors and shooting guns. Astronaut face behind clear visor, despite the wording on the box. VARIATIONS: Plastic head with astronaut metal visor fixed by 2 screws, round tin ears, tin arms, tin feet, plastic battery box, Front panel with brown door as on the brown Super Astronaut, Front panel with red doors as on Apollo or Super Robot The back and side on the 2 versions is the same brown, The gun panel is the one used on later 1977 robots with simpler litho. There is no logo on the box. The brown version is mainly seen in England, and the red one in Japan ("Wonderland of Toys 1983), warning for 3 years old children appear around 1977. The fly eye head is the smae as the one seen on the big head Attacking Martian.
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SUPER ROBOT - HORIKAWA FOR DURHAM - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - HORIKAWA FOR DURHAM - JAPAN
Description: Blue and red tin battery operated Attacking Martian based on Rotate-O-Matic body. Tin red body, tin blue split head, tin blue arms and legs, tin red feet. 29cm The red fly eyes and the added chest litho indicate that this is a Super Robot rather than an Apollo 2000. The doors have a flat cross section instead of the "deep door" of the Apollo 2000. The box does not carry the Horikawa logo - it was made for distribution by Durham Industries.This is a 1972 reissue/rebox of the 1969 Apollo 2000. Horikawa released a Japanese box version of this robot carrying their own SH logo. This plastic battery box version is described as new for the US market in 1972 catalog. English and Japanese boxes
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SUPER ROBOT - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - JAPAN
Description: Plastic windup stepover robot. Gold. Japanese blister card.
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SUPER ROBOT - MST - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - MST - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot based on the Yoshiya Venus robot. Paper decal on chest. Black face/arm and silver face/arm versions shown. Hong Kong. There are a number of color variations of this robot. 15cm An MST paper label can be seen on some boxes. The robot has the spike on the head that can be seen on the first version of the Venus Robot.
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SUPER ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Square tin wind up with paddle feet and spark panel. Yellow plastic antenna. "Lego" spark window. Plastic arms are used to wind the robot and alter its direction.
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SUPER ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANSUPER ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Oval head (Type 3) Karate Robot variation. Plastic battery op robot, acrobat with tumbling action. Red body, white arms, yellow legs. Japanese box.
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SUPER ROBOT - VENUS ROBOT - TELSALDA GROUPSUPER ROBOT - VENUS ROBOT - TELSALDA GROUP
Description: Showing the common body of this group of plastic windup robots. (Xris' Collection). from the left, 1,3 & 5 are Venus Robots, the rest are Telsalda Super Robots.
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SUPER ROBOT 12 COMBINATION - YY - HONG KONGSUPER ROBOT 12 COMBINATION - YY - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Components can be assembled in various combinations. Large motorized wheels in the chest. "Twelve combination with funny action" A variation of the Super Robot Blue Fighter by Bandai, though this does not carry the Bandai name. Also sold as the Ingenious Fighter.
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SUPER ROBOT BATTLE FIGHTER - TOMY - JAPANSUPER ROBOT BATTLE FIGHTER - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Round body (Type 1) Karate Robot. Blue pastic battery op robot with round body and long limbs. Tumbling action. No 5 and "Rescue" on chest.
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SUPER ROBOT BLUE FIGHTER - BANDAI - JAPANSUPER ROBOT BLUE FIGHTER - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op construction robot. Motorized body. Large yellow driving wheels. Assemble in various combinations. Shogun styling. Japan 1980s See also the Red Fighter
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SUPER ROBOT FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ROBOT FIRST VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated Rotate-O-Matic, guns in chest. A late version of the Rotate-O-Matic which sees the replacement of much of the metal with plastic. Chunky legs, a simplified head with plastic ear antennas and soft vinyl arms. It has the usual action. The distinguishing feature is the face which has an angled metal plate, the top section with red eyes, and the lower section with a mouth grille. Date?
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SUPER ROBOT GALAXY FIGHTER - JUNIOR TOY - JAPANSUPER ROBOT GALAXY FIGHTER - JUNIOR TOY - JAPAN
Description: Galaxy Fighter is mostly plastic, with a colorful tin litho chest panel surrounding 3 shooting guns. During operation, lights and guns flash, body revolves, with mystery actions with space sounds. 8.5" tall (22cm), blue with red base feet, yellow arms, and silver radar antenna on the head. See also the Patrol Fighter version of this robot.
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SUPER ROBOT LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER ROBOT LATER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: This brightly lithographed robot reuses an earlier robot name and was still on sale as late as 1985. The tin and plastic battery operated robot has some of the features of the later version Roto-Robot, particularly the bright colors The action is the usual Rotate-O-Matic one. The main difference is the use of wide plastic arms with large yellow hand attachments. Available in a range of slight color variations. Japanese box version also shown. Super Robot, US and Japanese box vesrions 11.5" inch. Blue tin plastic panel and red panel, art 5067 in the Horikawa 1985 catalog
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SUPER ROBOT RED FIGHTER - BANDAI - JAPANSUPER ROBOT RED FIGHTER - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op construction robot. Motorized body. Large yellow driving wheels. Assemble in various combinations. Shogun styling. Japan 1980s See also the Blue Fighter
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SUPER ROBOT, GREEN YELLOW - HIRO - JAPANSUPER ROBOT, GREEN YELLOW - HIRO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Spark window in the tin chest panel. Green body and head, yellow limbs. Other color combinations exist: red-orange, red-yellow, green-yellow.
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SUPER ROBOT, ORANGE RED - HIRO - JAPANSUPER ROBOT, ORANGE RED - HIRO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up astronaut. Spark window in chest. Stepover feet. Japanese box. Orange body, red head. Tin chest panel. Japanese box
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SUPER ROBOT, RED YELLOW - HIRO - JAPANSUPER ROBOT, RED YELLOW - HIRO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. Spark window in the tin chest panel. Green body and head, yellow limbs. Other color combinations exist: red-orange, red-yellow, green-yellow.
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SUPER SPACE ATTACKER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER SPACE ATTACKER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Small dark brown plastic battery op remote control robot with four guns (two pairs) in the red tinplate chest. There is a pepper pot cover over the smoke mechanism in the center of the chest. See the Razer Spaceman and the RX-777 which use the same molds. Stop and go forward action. Shaking Guns with smoke action. There are no lights. Red plastic remote control battery box. One button starts the walking action, the other shakes the guns with a shooting sound, and operates the smoke action. New in the 1977 SH catalog art 5032. Note: If stored incorrectly the wire of the remote control will eat into the plastic of the toy, leaving melt marks.
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SUPER SPACE COMMANDER - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER SPACE COMMANDER - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery operated robot with TV screen in chest. Walking action with noise and lighted space scene in the chest. There is a tin litho panel below the screen: there are two versions of this panel. Blue and black versions. 10" 25cm The blue version first appeared in the 1978 Spiegel Christmas Catalog. English and Japanese box versions. VARIATIONS: Blue body, no nose, silver litho panel 1 - seen in the Horikawa catalog for 1977 art. 5022 and still there in 1985, Black, no nose, panel 1. Black, nose panel 1. Blue, nose, red and yellow panel
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SUPER SPACE COMMANDER - REMOTE CONTROL VERSION - KOREASUPER SPACE COMMANDER - REMOTE CONTROL VERSION - KOREA
Description: Plastic battery operated robot. Wireless remote control wit TV screen in chest. An adaptation of the original SH version of the Super Space Commander television robot. The remote makes the robot walk, turn and you can control the movie. The eyes light up, robot sound. This also uses the box art of the SH. See also the Star Warrior version. Jung Poong, Korea
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SUPER SPACE COMMANDER, SUPER ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONGSUPER SPACE COMMANDER, SUPER ROBOT - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: Black plastic battery op robot with TV screen in chest and large red rectangular plastic antenna on the shoulder. Star Wars Stormtrooper knock off head. Cheap copy of SH original. 1980s. The Super Robot version is by Soma, Hong Kong.
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SUPER SPACE EXPLORER - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER SPACE EXPLORER -  HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: Tin battery operated robot with TV screen in chest. Reissue of the silver SH Space Explorer battery op astronaut with TV screen. Spaghetti antenna. Box art depicts 5 children looking at robot. The black robot is predominantly plastic with sharp angles on the screen (as opposed to slightly rounded screen corners). Television robot.
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SUPER SPACE GIANT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER SPACE GIANT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Large 16" 40cm tin battery operated robot. Stop and go, swing open door, blinking and shooting gun, realistic shooting noise, rotating body, turns 180° right about body. Red fly eyes. This is an enlarged version of the Attacking Martian design. The box has a combination of English wording on the front and Japanese on the sides. Silver and brown versions. The litho detailing on the chest panels is completely different on each version. English and Japanese box versions. The silver version is new in 1969 SH catalog art 980, and is still for sale in 1972 catalog. It also appears in the 1969-1970 M.W. Kasch Company catalog. Note: original Super Space Giants rotate. Reproductions do not.
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SUPER SPACEMAN - CRAGSTANSUPER SPACEMAN - CRAGSTAN
Description: Plastic battery op remote control acrobat spaceman with tumbling action. See also Titan.
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SUPER TV ROBOT - MAKER?SUPER TV ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Plastic battery op robot with TV screen in head. A red plastic variation of the Lambda-I robot. Bump and go. Musical sounds. Maker? 1980s television
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SUPER WALKING ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONGSUPER WALKING ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: A plastic battery op Super Walking Robot made by a company whose logo consists of the letters HK within a five pointed star. Walking action with swinging arms and flashing lights in the head dome. The robot has distinctive black arms and legs, as depicted on the box art. This is one of several variations of the Mr. Flash robot.
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SUPER X-2 HUCHA CLASIFICADORA - ROBOT SORTING BANK - SPAINSUPER X-2 HUCHA CLASIFICADORA - ROBOT SORTING BANK - SPAIN
Description: Another version of the static transparent plastic coin sorter. Money placed in the top is directed to each of the limbs. Other versions of this style exist. This is a copy of the Robot Sorting Bank by Wolverine. See-thru
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SUPERROBOT - KOREASUPERROBOT - KOREA
Description: Plastic battery op robot with a pilot embedded in the chest. Cockpit. Super Robot. TV Screen. "Space Picture on Face Moving Tow(sic) Pistons. Super Machine Space Robot" television
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SUSIE ROBETTE - METALWARE CORP - USASUSIE ROBETTE - METALWARE CORP - USA
Description: Plastic battery op skirted robot housemaker housewife robot. Complete with vacuum, brush etc. Suzy. The Metalware Corp, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Similar plastic - rivet design to Robert the Robot. First sighted in FAO Schwarz Catalog for Christmas 1957 Ad copy reads: Susie Robette The "Little Lady" Electric Housekeeper Sensationally New!! The First Lady Robot!! No.30 Susie Robette Sweeps - Dusts - Vacuums!! Moves forward...Or...in left or right circles!! 11" tall. Tough, high-impact plastic in metallic finish. Apron, bows, etc. in accentuating pastel color. Precision built, quality motor, operates on two 1 1/2 volt flashlight batteries, easily replaceable. "On" and "Off" switch is Susie's bow in back. Lever 2" below bow directs Susie in straight or left or right circular movement. She can sweep, dust or vacuum as she moves, or she can move without working. Steel drive rods and all plastic gears. Hair and pony tail of coppered wire. Hands equipped with plastic grips to clutch broom, duster or vacuum. Packaged in beautiful display box...with broom, duster and vacuum. Batteries not supplied. Patent filed in 1956 and published in 1959 Pat No. 2881559 Inventor Marvin Glass
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SWIVEL ROBOT - JSNY - HONG KONGSWIVEL ROBOT - JSNY - HONG KONG
Description: Small tin and plastic windup robot, Brown body tin upper. Rotates. Wind up mechanical Swivel Robot. Hong Kong reissue of the original Explorer Robet by Yone. Lightning bolt on V shaped chest design. Small tin and plastic wind up. Upper body and antennae spin as he walks. Also in a non-chrome antenna version from Japan. Spinning Robot.
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SWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPANSWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated astronaut robot with guns in the chest plate. Rotates. Early versions were all tin. Later ones had plastic arms and head, also the robot has small plastic covers (lenses) over the small dials in the lower chest deleted in later robots of this type. The characteristic of a Swivel-O-Matic is the doorless chest plate that hinges at the bottom. The chest plate swings forward and down, and the guns fire with flashing lights. In the Bi-Rite catalog for 1967-8 and in the Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog for 1969 it is pictured with the name "Marty Martian". Brown, silver and red versions. VARIATIONS: Brown tin arms, tin head, plastic battery box, green switch, red tin feet Brown plastic arms, plastic head, plastic battery box,red switch, red plastic feet Silver tin arms, tin head, plastic battery box, green switch, red tin feet Silver silver plastic arms, plastic head, plastic battery box,red switch, , red plastic feet Red tin arms, plastic head, plastic battery box, red switch, black tin feet Red plastic arms, plastic head, plastic battery box, red switch, red plastic feet
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SWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT, JAPANESE ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT, JAPANESE ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op robot with an Attacking Martian head. Rotates. Red and silver fly eye versions. This is a "covered gun" variation of the Swivel-o-matic: a metal flap hides the guns from view until they fire. The dials at the robot's waist have clear plastic covers. Japanese box. Undated - late 60s? I have no record of this robot in an English box.
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SWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSWIVEL-O-MATIC ASTRONAUT, ROBOT VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Gold tin battery operated robot with fly eyes. Firing guns on a chest plate that hinges at the bottom. This hinged door that drops forward with a gun firing action and flashing lights is the innovative feature of a Swivel-O-Matic robot. This version of the astronaut is, oddly, a robot. Horikawa frequently ignored the distinction. This is an Attacking Martian head with a slight alteration to the box art to reflect the fact. It's probable that this slightly later than the astronaut version. There are two versions, one with metal arms and legs, the other with plastic limbs. One version of the Swivel-O-Matic features in the 1967 Spiegel Catalog. In several catalogs it is pictured with the name "Mr. Mars". VARIATIONS Gold tin arms, plastic head, plastic battery box, red switch, red tin feet Gold plastic arms, plastic head, plastic battery box,red switch, red plastic feet
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T.V. ROBOT - POEM RM - JAPANT.V. ROBOT - POEM RM -  JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up stepover robot with "Magic Screen", a lenticular raster TV screen showing a moving Ultraman and dinosaur scene. See also the RM Heli Robot range. Television. KY RM makers? Blue and red versions both issued in the box with the blue version photo . A variety of TV scenes are known, including Japanese superhero characters Ultraman and Tetsujin. This is a Horikawa robot.
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T.V. ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - KY - JAPANT.V. ROBOT, JAPANESE BOX - KY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up stepover robot with raster TV screen showing Ultraman and dinosaur scene. See also the RM Heli Robot range. Television. RM Poem connexion. television This is a Horikawa robot.
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TALK ROBO - ALPS - JAPANTALK ROBO - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Travels in circles. Voice is transmitted to the robot via the microphone handset. Wheels. 1980s TR-192 Talkrobo
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TALKING ROBOT - KINGSWAY - TAIWANTALKING ROBOT - KINGSWAY -  TAIWAN
Description: Blue plastic and tin battery operated robot. Walks. Four buttons in the chest control sound. "I am APR3 your walking talking robot. I guard and protect from alien invasions. Ready to fire missiles.....Fire 1 ......Fire 2 ......Fire 3 ......Fire 4......with a 'bang' after each number. This is a simplified reissue of the original brown Yonezawa version. The chest panel is now a decal with a digital appearance.
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TALKING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANTALKING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Name on toy: none Nickname: Manufacturer: Yonezawa, Japan Height: 11.5" Catalog/Box number: #36014 Timeline date: 1978 (Yonezawa 1978 Toys Catalogue) Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries Actions: When switch on rear of robot is turned "on", robot walks forward. Pressing any of the four buttons on the chest causes the robot to speak one of two different phrases (both from the original tin version): "I am the atomic powered robot. Please give my best wishes to everybody." "I am bulle.tproof, too. Ha, ha, ha, ha. (followed by two bursts of gunfire)." Robot can walk and talk at the same time. The head mounted missiles can be launched manually. Additional info.: The Yonezawa version is a dark brown color with a lithographed tin chest plate. Embossed on the battery cover is the Yonezawa logo and "MADE IN JAPAN". The missiles are red with white fins. The robot appeared alongside an identical looking Singing Robot in the 1978 Toys Catalogue (Yonezawa). It is assumed that the Singing Robot has a different set of recordings.
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TALKING ROBOT - YONEZAWA/NGS - JAPANTALKING ROBOT - YONEZAWA/NGS - JAPAN
Description: TALKING ROBOT - YONEZAWA - NGS 1965 Tin friction & battery op skirted robot. Friction operated robot with free swinging arms. Battery operated voice broadcasts 4 different messages. Based on the Yonezawa skirted robot body shape but this is a significantly different robot. The motor has been removed to make way for a talking mechanism. A simple friction motor and a non-lighting head have been installed. The head has the same control room with tiny pilots as seen on Mr Mercury and the rare Jupiter Robot. The main variation is the Cragstan logo on the chest: some have it, some don't. Numbers appear roughly equal. One variation exists with an NGS logo on the box instead of the the Yonezawa logo. It is not yet clear what the NGS - Yonezawa connection is. The robot seems identical. Variations have been noted in the talking mechanism. There are at least four box versions 1.NGS/Cragstan box with artwork showing the Cragstan logo on the robot's chest. 2.Yonezawa (non-Cragstan) box with artwork showing the Cragstan logo on the robot's chest. 3.Yonezawa/Cragstan box with artwork showing the Cragstan logo on the robot's chest. 4.Yonezawa logo, Japanese box art. The Talking Robot first ap
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TALKING ROBOT WITH MISSILES - BLUE JAPANESE BOX VARIATION - YONEZAWA - JAPANTALKING ROBOT WITH MISSILES - BLUE JAPANESE BOX VARIATION - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op. Talking robot with missiles. The robot has Yonezawa's distinctive version of the ear missiles: a single large missile on either side of the head rather than the two missiles used by SH. (See SH Missile Robot). The chest consists of a large red tin panel with a large number of holes. Takes two c-cells. Blue with yellow arms in a green picture box. Also available in grey-black plastic in an English blue picture box. This uses the same pressing as the Yonezawa Piston Robot. A Metal House design in the style of SH robots.
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TALKING ROBOT WITH MISSILES - YONEZAWA - JAPANTALKING ROBOT WITH MISSILES - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Grey-black tin and plastic battery operated robot. Talking. Two missiles in the head. Made in Japan by Metalhouse. Takes two c-cells. Large tin chest plate. Grey-black plastic in a blue picture box. Also available in blue in a green Japanese market picture box. See also the Yonezawa Piston Robot that is based on the same body shape. A Metal House design in the style of SH robots.
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TELEPHONE ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANTELEPHONE ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: A red painted tinplate robot with green plastic telephone handsets as arms. In keeping with the novelty theme the robot has a telephone dial in the center of the chest with a childish decal. Walking action with sparks behind the red plastic mouthpiece. This is based on the Yonezawa Winky Robot. It also has the lenticular raster moving eyes. Item No 800. 4347. Featured in the 1967 Yonezawa catalog. This is the only version, though home-made variations with tin handsets are out there.
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TELEVISION ROBOT - SANKEI - JAPANTELEVISION ROBOT - SANKEI - JAPAN
Description: A lithographed grey tin robot with a blue chest panel outlined in yellow. Walking action with spark behind a red gel window; spark window is the television. The robot has a red backpack with a stop go switch. The head has a small wire antenna. There are two litho versions of this robot, one with TELEVISION printed on the chest plate and one without. Date? c1950s. Like most of Sankei's robots this does not seem to appear in the usual trade magazines and toy catalogs.
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TELEVISION SPACEMAN - ALPS - JAPANTELEVISION SPACEMAN - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Judging by the number that survive this is one of the best selling battery op robots. This is a tin battery op robot with walking action, rotating googly eyes, color lights and a scrolling space scene in a chest TV screen. There are three versions (or stages in its development). The first version (metal, square antenna, metal feet, "small" screen and "U" shaped hands) can be seen in both the 1961 Montgomery Ward and Sears Christmas catalogs. The second stage sees the appearance of plastic components such as the battery box cover. The third version, appearing in the 1966's Montgomery Ward Catalog, has a large, round red plastic antenna. A larger TV screen has been added and the hands have changed from "U" to "C" shape. Most significantly the legs have become made of a soft plastic. Left to right: Version 1 - tin feet and legs, small TV screen, sqare metal antenna, U-shaped hands Version 2 - plastic feet and tin legs, small TV, round plastic antenna (can vary), U-shaped hands Version 3 - plastic feet and plastic legs, larger TV screen, round plastic antenna, O-shaped hands The box art appears to be unchanged throughout its run.
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TELEVISION SPACEMAN - ALPS - JAPANTELEVISION SPACEMAN - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A lithographed tin and plastic wind up astronaut. The relatively tall and thin metallic silver astronaut has arms which hinge for storage. There is a rotating metal antenna on the astronaut's head. When wound the robot waddles along with a pin feet action. A cylinder with a space scene slowly rotates in the chest. TV.
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TERRESTRIAL DEFENCE ROBOT - SAN - JAPANTERRESTRIAL DEFENCE ROBOT - SAN - JAPAN
Description: Japanese style robot. Plastic nurse-like figure. Female
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TETSUJIN 28 "OWL" ROBOT - YONE - JAPANTETSUJIN 28 "OWL" ROBOT - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Small tin wind up with litho T-28 details. 9.5cm. Flat plastic arms. Available in blue and gold litho versions. Probably sold in trade packs - no box known. Called the Owl Robot because of the beak like nose. Wire key. Wheels. Tetsujin.
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Tetsujin T-28 No 2 - Nomura - JAPANTetsujin T-28 No 2 - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Grey-blue tin battery op Tetsujin 28 c 1962. 33 cms. Vinyl head. Batteries in the legs. Advances with walking motion and moving arms as his eyes light. He stops, makes a screeching sound and repeats the actions. The mold and mechanism are the same as the Mechanized Robby and the Rosko Astronaut. New box with artwork by the original creator of the manga used on all later versions except N°5
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TETSUJIN T-28 NO. 3 - Nomura - JAPANTETSUJIN T-28 NO. 3 - Nomura - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. The rocket backpack is made of clear red plastic. Wind up action. Walks with sparks in the rocket backpack. 24cm 1964
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TETSUJIN T28 NO 4 - NOMURA - JAPANTETSUJIN T28 NO 4 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic light blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Black tinplate rocket backpack. Battery operated single cell remote control. 20cm. 1965
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THE ASTRONAUT LUNAR EXPLORER - MAKER? - HONG KONGTHE ASTRONAUT LUNAR EXPLORER - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: The partner of the Mars Pioneer. This plastic wind up stepover astronaut is clearly inspired by the Apollo program. The white astronaut has a comic look which contrasts with the serious artwork on the box. Walking action with moving arms. The other unusual feature of this robot is the triangular window box with artwork for this version of the toy on one panel and artwork for the Mars Pioneer on another panel: they shared the same box.
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THE ASTRONAUT MARS PIONEER - MAKER? - HONG KONGTHE ASTRONAUT MARS PIONEER - MAKER? - HONG KONG
Description: The partner of the Lunar Explorer. This plastic wind up stepover astronaut is clearly inspired by the Apollo program. The orange astronaut with oxygen tanks has a comic look which contrasts with the serious artwork on the box. Walking action with moving arms. The other unusual feature of this robot is the triangular window box with artwork for this version of the toy on one panel and artwork for the Lunar Explorer on another panel: they shared the same box.
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THE ATTACKER - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPANTHE ATTACKER - JUNIOR TOYS - JAPAN
Description: Grey plastic battery op remote control robot. Galaxy style. This robot is made by Junior Toys in Japan. Like its brother the Space Ranger it has a wired remote control but is not capable of shooting plastic balls. Walking action, shaking shooting guns in chest.
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THE GREAT GARLOO - MARX - JAPANTHE GREAT GARLOO - MARX - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery up robot.. Circa 1960. Remote control toy moves forward and reverse and bends over and picks up objects. Steering wheel controls direction. Monster Image Smith House Auctions
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THE LAUGHING ROBOT - YONEZAWA/WACO - JAPANTHE LAUGHING ROBOT - YONEZAWA/WACO  - JAPAN
Description: Waco brand Laughing Robot made in Japan all plastic battery operated bump and go action robot. The head goes up and down mouth opens to reveal lit teeth and makes hysterical laughing sound, The version known as Happy Harry The Hysterical Robot was made for F J Strauss trading as Straco. It is not clear if there are two battery box variations (see Hysterical Harry). A Yonezawa toy but it also features in the 1971 Haji catalog.
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THE MISSILER - BANDAI - JAPANTHE MISSILER - BANDAI - JAPAN
Description: Transparent gear robot, paddle foot. Plastic kit. Blue arms and legs. Details This is the re-issue of the Imai Captain Patrol. It is missing the shoulder covers. See-thru
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THE ROBOT "CAPTAIN" - YONE - JAPANTHE ROBOT "CAPTAIN" - YONE - JAPAN
Description: This is the original Japanese version of this much copied robot. Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. This robot, although called Captain the Robot, appears in the Calderon catalog for 1976. English and Japanese box versions shown. Marked Yone. Window box. The ears are shown positioned vertically on the box but are easily turned into the horizontal position.
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THUNDER BOY ROBOT COMMANDO KIT - JAPANTHUNDER BOY ROBOT COMMANDO KIT - JAPAN
Description: Plastic kit. Thunder Boy Robot Commando
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THUNDER ROBOT - Asakusa - JAPANTHUNDER ROBOT - Asakusa - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op Circa 1968. Advances with walking motion as his antenna spins and the window on his head lights. He stops, raises his arms and fires the lighted guns built into his hands. 28cm FT#16 Image Smith House Auctions
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TITAN THE TUMBLER - CRAGSTAN - JAPANTITAN THE TUMBLER - CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op remote control acrobat style robot with Titan logo on chest. Blue angular "insect" look plastic. Forward and backward tumbling motion. Black remote battery holder. Window box. First sighted in the 1969 Cragstan catalog. See Super Spaceman variation.
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TOBOR ROBOT MECANICO - CAPRI - ARGENTINATOBOR ROBOT MECANICO - CAPRI - ARGENTINA
Description: Lithographed tin wind up robot with paddle feet and spark panel. Round metal arms, no antenna. Metallic blue with red and yellow detailing. This version retains the forward pointing tin hands of the original and also has the "W" on the chest. No antenna. This is an Argentinian version of the Noguchi Mechanical Sparking Spaceman. "Lego" spark window. Date? "Robot Mecanico. Centelleante" Argentina
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TOMMY -TOMMY -
Description: Plastic battery op robot. "The Atomic Robot" "I am Tommy the atomic powered robot...please give my best wishes to everybody!". Space sounds and talking when button on head pushed. Pedestal. Bump and go action.
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TOTTERING ROBOTTOTTERING ROBOT
Description: Small blue wind up stepover astronaut. Comic or cartoon styling. Window box. Totterin Series Toy. Maker?
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TOY CHEST ROBOT - CHINATOY CHEST ROBOT - CHINA
Description: Small bronze plastic wind up stepover robot. Three guns in red chest. Sparking. Also released as Ray Robot. 1980s
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TREMENDOUS MIKE, ORANGE VERSION - AOSHIN - JAPANTREMENDOUS MIKE, ORANGE VERSION - AOSHIN - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up. Advances with sparking chest panel and turning antenna. Produced in silver and orange. Dish antenna and red spark window. This is a skirted tin windup robot with spark screen. Produced in silver and orange. This orange version has a relatively large swivelling head with a blue face plate. The body has red arms and a red plate at the top of the chest The robot makes abrupt turns, the result of a pin descending from the base. This is the Turn-O-Go mechanism, an interesting variation on the way robots change direction. The body pressing is the one used for the Chime Trooper. It's likely that the spark window was the original purpose for the cut-out in the body. This has been adapted as a sound box for the Chime Trooper. The box is the same for both versions and depicts the silver version of the robot. Reproductions of both colors have been made.
Keywords: Aoshin ASC xrobot
TREMENDOUS MIKE, SILVER VERSION - AOSHIN - JAPANTREMENDOUS MIKE, SILVER VERSION - AOSHIN - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up. Advances with sparking chest panel and turning antenna. Produced in silver and orange. Dish antenna and red spark window. This is a skirted tin windup robot with spark screen. Produced in silver and orange. This silver version has a relatively large swivelling head with a blue face plate. The body has red arms and a red plate at the top of the chest The robot makes abrupt turns, the result of a pin descending from the base. This is the Turn-O-Go mechanism, an interesting variation on the way robots change direction. The body pressing is the one used for the Chime Trooper. It's likely that the spark window was the original purpose for the cut-out in the body. This has been adapted as a sound box for the Chime Trooper. The box is the same for both versions and depicts the silver version of the robot.
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TUBLING ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANTUBLING ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Round body (Type 1) Karate Robot. Chrome silver plastic battery op with walking and tumbling acton. Yellow arms green legs. Two Japanese box versions shown. S decal on chest. The same robot with a V decal on the chest was produced by DAG of Taiwan in an English box.
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TUMBLING ROBOT - HONG KONGTUMBLING ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Light blue plastic battery operated robot with long yellow arms. Bump and go with flashing lights and tumbling action. Hong Kong. No maker listed on the box.
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TV ROBOTTV ROBOT
Description: Multicolored plastic battery op robot with TV screen. Maker? Date? Probably 1980-90s television
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TV ROBOT - HC - HONG KONGTV ROBOT - HC -  HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op TV robot with angled screen in chest. Walking action, fires missiles from head. Hong Kong c1980s. Black plastic with red feet. HC in cog logo. television
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TV ROBOT - KOREA?TV ROBOT - KOREA?
Description: Silver plastic battery op TV robot with offset screen in chest. Talking action. (see detail of record mechanism in back.) Batteries fit in the legs. Decals on knees. Date? Box? Maker? television
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TV ROBOT - LEADER - HONG KONGTV ROBOT - LEADER - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot with TV in chest screen. Lighted eyes "Realistic TV Scene" Black plastic. Decal circuit board below chest. c1980s television
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TV ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPANTV ROBOT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Later plastic battery operated robot with TV screen in chest. Four missiles in the head. Light blue plastic body. Masudaya logo is the new style name rather than the TM. Decal details. 1980s. Television See also the Saturn Robot. Produced in China for Masudaya (Kamco?) television
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TV SPACEMAN - HORIKAWA - JAPANTV SPACEMAN - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Black plastic battery operated TV robot. 11.5" Robot walks forward, stops, illuminated moving space scene is displayed on screen with "click-click" sound. Image stops and robot continues to walk forward. Chrome silver face plate, eyes only. Walks with space 'movie' scenes in chest using a transparency of moonscape on a rotating clear plastic drum inside body. The robot is all plastic except for the legs and the soles of the feet, which are tin. The word "JAPAN" is embossed on the back of the robot at the waist. There is also a blue color variation of this robot which came later. Date: 1980 Item No 5054 new in the Horikawa catalog. English and Japanese box versions shown. television
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TWIRLY FLYING SAUCER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONGTWIRLY FLYING SAUCER DING-A-LING - TOPPER - HONG KONG
Description: White plastic robot with blue feet and yellow head. Shoots a red spinner from its head. Red decal with TWIRLY on the chest. One of the Topper Ding-A-Ling series that can be motorised with the addition of a battery operated backpack. Sold in boxed clear plastic packaging.
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U-5 ROBOT - DAIYA - JAPANU-5 ROBOT - DAIYA - JAPAN
Description: A plastic and battery operated remote control robot. The robot has a black body with red arms and legs. The head has a complex shape with a small red dome on top that contains a flashing light.. The remote control provides power for the forward and backward movement, while a small steering wheel controls the direction of wheel on the bottom of the robot. 8" 20cm 1960s Date?
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UNI-PET ROBOTS - WALKING SPACE MANUNI-PET ROBOTS - WALKING SPACE MAN
Description: A series of small plastic wind up stepover robots. Sold in trade box. Nine versions pictured. Maker?
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UNIDENTIFIED ROBOT - JAPANUNIDENTIFIED ROBOT - JAPAN
Description:
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Unknown Prototype Robot - JAPANUnknown Prototype Robot - JAPAN
Description: Tin, hand painted prototype that sold in Japan in 2011. See details http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/12449-what-is-this-unknown-prototype-robot/page__st__8
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V-1 ROBOTV-1 ROBOT
Description: Plastic battery op robot with Japanese styling. Radio control.
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V-3 ROBOT - IMAIV-3 ROBOT - IMAI
Description: Plastic kit
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V-3 ROBOT - IMAIV-3 ROBOT - IMAI
Description: Plastic kit - box
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VENUS ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANVENUS ROBOT - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Red plastic wind up robot with black arms and face. A tinplate panel with motif is set into the chest. Walking action. The arms are loose. There are two versions of this robot: one with a smooth head and one with a small spike. Box marked No 305. It is assumed that the spike version is earlier because toys tended to be simplified over their lifetime. A version in a Japanese museum indicates a production date of 1969.
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VENUS ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED - YOSHIYA - JAPANVENUS ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Blue plastic robot with blue legs and red arms. The blue head has a red face. A small lithographed tinplate panel with motif is set into the chest. Battery operated by a single D cell in remote control. There is a metal baseplate under the body. Walks along with a smooth gliding action. KO. This is an adaption of the smooth headed wind up Venus Robot. The box art has an interesting connection to the early tin Yoshiya Sparky Robot: the crumbling skyscraper city and the detective at the bottom right.
Keywords: Venus xrobot
VIDEO ROBOT, BLUE TYPE 1 - HORIKAWA - JAPANVIDEO ROBOT, BLUE TYPE 1 - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin and plastic battery op robot with white plastic TV screen in the chest. Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries. 24cm 9.25" Walks forward as a moving, lighted space scene is displayed on chest screen. This was probably the earlier version of this robot because it corresponds exactly with the box artwork. The blue color is darker than later versions. It has simpler lithography with the word "video" beneath the screen. Straight leg. Date 1977-1979 English and Japanese box versions. television
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VIDEO ROBOT, BLUE TYPE 2 - HORIKAWA - JAPANVIDEO ROBOT, BLUE TYPE 2 - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin and plastic battery operated robot with white plastic TV screen in the chest. Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries. 24cm 9.25" Walks forward as a moving, lighted space scene is displayed on chest screen. This version has more extensive lithography to the sides and top of the torso and lacks the word "VIDEO" beneath the screen. The panel below the screen has now features a row of dials. Described as new in the 1977 Horikawa catalog and still featured in 1979, art. 5038 There is also a grey color variation with slightly different arms and a realistic space sound feature. English and Japanese box versions. television
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VIDEO ROBOT, GREY AUTHENTIC SOUND - HORIKAWA - JAPANVIDEO ROBOT, GREY AUTHENTIC SOUND - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Grey lithographed tin and plastic battery operated robot with white plastic TV screen in the chest. Power source: 2 "C" cell batteries. 24cm 9.25" Walks forward as a moving, lighted space scene is displayed on chest screen. This is the grey color variation with slightly different arms. It has the chest panel with the word "VIDEO" in the center. It has the same box as the blue version but with the addition of "authentic space sound" in the description. Date 1977-1979 television
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VINCENT - GiGiVINCENT - GiGi
Description: Poseable plastic robot from the Black Hole. 1980s.
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VINCENT ROBOT - BLACK HOLE - MARXVINCENT ROBOT - BLACK HOLE - MARX
Description: Plastic character robot from the Disney series "The Black Hole"
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VINYL ROBOT - VINILOS ROMAY SA - ITALYVINYL ROBOT - VINILOS ROMAY SA - ITALY
Description: Static vinyl robot money bank based on Swivelomatic. Italy
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WALK ROBOT - HONG KONGWALK ROBOT - HONG KONG
Description: Small plastic wind up stepover robot. Three versions pictured.
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WALK-N-TURN ROBOT - MAKER?WALK-N-TURN ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Small chrome silver wind up plastic stepover robot. Blister card.
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WALKING ASTRONAUT - ALPS - JAPANWALKING ASTRONAUT - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: Grey plastic windup boy astronaut. Stepover action. Window box. This robot is featured in the 1970 Alps Catalog.
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WALKING EXPLORER ROBOT - YONE - JAPANWALKING EXPLORER ROBOT - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Small tin and plastic windup robot, Brown body tin upper. Rotates. A popular, long-lived small plastic and tin wind up robot that rotates. Sold originally in trade boxes of a dozen. This robot was later produced by other manufacturers Also sold as Philip the Robot. See also the Swivel Robot.
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WALKING ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONGWALKING ROBOT - HK STAR - HONG KONG
Description: A Mr. Flash look-alike called Walking Robot. This was not a Cragstan product but rather the "HK in a star" logo depicted on the rear of its box.
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WALKING ROBOT - TOMY - JAPANWALKING ROBOT - TOMY - JAPAN
Description: Plastic remote control battery op stepover robot. Blue body with red arms and legs. Silver chrome plastic chest panel. Two antennas on the back. Walks forward while the antennas bounce. Japanese box. This robot has many features in common with the Aoki shaking robot.
Keywords: stepover xrobot
WALKING ROBOT - TPS - JAPANWALKING ROBOT - TPS - JAPAN
Description: Toplay. Small plastic wind up robot. Stepover action. Spark window. Characteristic day-glo yellow eyes. Available in a range of colours: silver chrome, blue, red and combinations of these colors. Silver and red eye versions are known. Name on box: Walking Robot Name on toy: none Manufacturer: TPS, Japan Height: 5" Box number: No.2022 Timeline date: 1972 (Toplay Ltd. Catalogue) Power source: Wind up Actions: Walks forward with stepover action as sparks shoot out from opening in chest. Additional info.: MADE IN JAPAN is embossed on the back of the head. The metal wind up key is permanently attached. The 1972 Toplay Catalogue also depicts two other color variations: red and blue. Joe K.
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WALKING ROBOT SHAKING STYLE - UNIDENTIFIED - AOKI? - JAPANWALKING ROBOT SHAKING STYLE - UNIDENTIFIED - AOKI? - JAPAN
Description: A blue plastic version of the AOKI shaking action robot. Name? Box? Details?
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WALKING SIDE WARD ROBOT - BPP - HONG KONGWALKING SIDE WARD ROBOT - BPP - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic stepover wind up robot. Brown and tan plastic. Sideward walking action. Silver gear in chest.
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WALKING SILVER ROBOT - YONE - JAPANWALKING SILVER ROBOT - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Small tin and plastic wind up stepover robot with litho eyes and red nose. Sold in trade boxes. Later produced by other companies. Original has Yone 2134 on back
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WALKING SPACE ROBOT - AMICO 1970 - HONG KONGWALKING SPACE ROBOT - AMICO 1970 - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Eight 8 legs. Its bizarre shape and eccentric walking action are its main attractions. The distinguishing feature of this particular version of robot is the large white two dish antenna. This version robot first appears in the 1970 Wards catalog as the Climbing Space Robot, with the distinctive two-dish antenna. This is likely to be the firs version of this robot design, later copied as Mr Monster. (The body features such as the recesses for the circular inserts have become redundant.) Eight 8 leg "Walks over obstacles and inclines"
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WELTRAUM ROBOTER - DickieWELTRAUM ROBOTER - Dickie
Description: Carded plastic electronic robot.
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WHEEL-A-GEAR ROBOT - TAIYO - JAPANWHEEL-A-GEAR ROBOT - TAIYO - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery op robot with complex pulley driven visible gears in the chest. Walks with spinning gears and flashing lights. The eyes pan up and down. (the eyes are mounted on a horizontal shaft running from left to right, that pivots up and down by way of a connecting lever to one of the arms.) Plastic arms, legs and feet. Though not visible in the photo there is a long metal antenna at the back. The Wheel-A-Gear is the first of the two Taiyo robots. Versions are known with and without lights in the head and the dome - they can either have a head and dome light, or no light at all. A sales receipt dated 12-25.1965 gives the best date so far. It appears in the Aldens catalog for 1967. See also Blink-A-Gear (which has first been sighted in Gamble Aldens Christmas 1969 Catalog.
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WIND UP MOTOR SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANWIND UP MOTOR SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic silver lithographed tinplate wind up robot dog. Circa 1955. The dog has a moving mouth, rolling beads for eyes and a spring tail. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO Notice the torn-effect box art in which the silver space dog is presented as a giant. Animal.
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WIND UP MR ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPANWIND UP MR ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: The blister carded version of the small plastic wind up robot. Red body, blue arms ans silver chrome trim. Carded version. This The robot "walks" in a shuffling or vibrating motion, it doesn't wobble. See also the Aoki robot and the Robot with Free Swinging Arms. This version has no antennas though they are depicted on the card.
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WIND UP SPACE ROBOT - IMCOWIND UP SPACE ROBOT - IMCO
Description: Small plastic windup silver chrome plastic stepover robot with red spark panel in the chest.
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WIND UP SPACE ROBOT - KY - JAPANWIND UP SPACE ROBOT - KY - JAPAN
Description: This is a small chrome silver plastic stepover wind up robot with red arms and legs. Unlike many of theses chrome stepover robots this one has a rounded body and an oval head. The box art depicts the more angular version with the yellow V chevron on the chest. Yokota/Yoshina KY Logo. Japanese box with English on end flaps.
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WIND UP SPACE ROBOT - MAKER?WIND UP SPACE ROBOT - MAKER?
Description: Yellow plastic wind up stepover robot.
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WIND UP SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANWIND UP SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tin wind up robot with a red spark window in the chest. This robot is described as having "split legs" ie two long normal legs, compared with the more usual design. The lithography is identical to the MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT, though the base color is blue. Japan 1960s Yoneya See also the silver Mechanical Sparky Robot version.
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WIND UP WALKING ACTION ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPANWIND UP WALKING ACTION ROBOT - CRAGSTAN - JAPAN
Description: Plastic wind up robot. Red body, blue arms, chrome silver trim. Moves with shaking or vibrating action. English box version also sold with blue arms as the Cragstan Mr Robot and with red arms as the Aoki Robot. Cragstan are the importer: it's likely that Aoki is the maker. The robot has two antennas.
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WIND UP WALKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANWIND UP WALKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up 'W' robot with spark panel. Yellow plastic antenna. Paddle feet. Round metal hands. "Lego" spark window. Other box variations exist, and the robot has been much reproduced in other countries. Look for arm variations.
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WIND UP WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - NOGUCHI - JAPANWIND UP WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - NOGUCHI - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot with paddle feet. Spark panel in chest. Has spinning antenna. Box detail. Carries the serial number 8622 as compared with the 7622 of the SY version.
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WINKY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPANWINKY ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin wind up robot with winking lenticular diffraction eyes. 24cm. Hard rubber ears. Moving meter dial in chest. Advances with walking motion as the needle on the oxygen meter swings and sparks are emitted from behind the red panel in his mouth. The current earliest sighting is in the 1962 Aldens catalog. Green and grey versions are known. (Green-grey and blue-grey) White dial with "Oxygen Meter" wording. Some white dial versions do not have the wording on them. Black "Radiation Counter" version dials also exist. The third robot displays the red chest panel instead of the usual chrome metal. There are two other variations: one with the on-off switch on the left and one with a central switch. Some have a red gel in the mouth, others do not.
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WOODEN ROBOT - ASK - JAPANWOODEN ROBOT - ASK - JAPAN
Description: Japanese balsa wood robot kit. Early box art with a paper label. The design of the robot on the label is unique with a slight similarity to Robby. The actual kit is very different; it has a box shape with moving arms and dial. The finished robot is a penny bank with a mouth that accepts coins. See also the R-35 ASK robot kit.
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WOODEN ROBOT N - NBK - JAPANWOODEN ROBOT N - NBK - JAPAN
Description: An early Japanese wooden robot kit. Boxy design. Marked N on the chest. There is a small meter on the chest. The artwork and design are reminiscent of early 1950s Japanese robots.
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WOODEN ROBOT, R-35 BASED - ASK - JAPANWOODEN ROBOT, R-35 BASED - ASK - JAPAN
Description: A balsa wood kit of a robot clearly based on the Masudaya/Linemar Electric Remote Control Robot. Little is known about the manufacturer or date. See also the Robby style wooden kit by ASK.
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X-27 EXPLORER - YONEZAWA - JAPANX-27 EXPLORER - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin friction astronaut. Crank operated robot advances with walking motion and plinking sound. It is a natural partner of the Yonezawa Astro Scout. The legs and feet are the same as on the Robby-Roby-Conehead group. A firm date has not yet been established but the suit design suggests early 1960s. This inflated-looking astronaut may look odd but it is based on a 1962 Grumman design for a real space suit. The Space General design for extended lunar surface operations allowed the astronaut to withdraw his arms from the flexible manipulators and work within the pressurized 'cabin' of the can enclosing his upper torso and head.
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X-70 ASTRONAUT - HONG KONGX-70 ASTRONAUT - HONG KONG
Description: Wind up plastic astronaut with walkie talky. Plastic wind up. Stepover feet. AKA Flowerpot Robot or Thimble Robot. Movable dial on the chest. Hong Kong. 15cm X70 Image courtesy Smith House Auctions.
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ZATHURAZATHURA
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ZERO OF SPACE - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONGZERO OF SPACE - CRAGSTAN - HONG KONG
Description: Multicolored plastic battery op robot astronaut. Color variations. One of the Salco Cragstan group. There are at least two versions: the one on the right has a clear shield and a deeper red color , while the left one has a tinted face shield and a pinker shade to the body. This robot is very similar to Mr Astronaut: the distinguishing feature is the red circle in the wing emblem.
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ZEROID ZOBOR - IDEAL - HONG KONGZEROID ZOBOR - IDEAL - HONG KONG
Description: Company: OK Toy Company Hong Kong Imported by Ideal Toys 1968 7" tall Battery Operated 2AA inserted in leg section, top of legs are squeezed inward to release torso. On and off switch on back of base, rubber treads. Each of the three regular issue Zeroids has chopping action. Right arm is locked in upper position then left arm is brought forward and down then back up to lock. Pull down left arm and the chop action is activated. Also included is a magnetic hand and funnel for throwing included black or yellow 'bombs'. Invert his case and it becomes his transporter truck which attaches to hook on back of robot.
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ZEROID ZOBOR Bronze Transporter - IDEAL - HONG KONGZEROID ZOBOR Bronze Transporter - IDEAL - HONG KONG
Description: Plastic battery op robot. Imported for Ideal from the OK Hong Kong toy company in 1968. One of a group of 4 robots from the planet Zero. Squeeze upper leg section to separate from torso to insert AA batteries in legs. Becomes more brittle with age, care must be taken when opening. Pull his left arm back then forward to operate chop action. Interchangeable hands for throwing, gripping and also a magnetic hand. Plastic box bottom with wheels becomes a transporter when inverted.
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ZOGG ROBOT - IDEAL - JAPANZOGG ROBOT - IDEAL - JAPAN
Description: Zogg Plastic battery operated droid/Zeroid style robot. Forward and backward action. 1972
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ZOOMER THE ROBOT, VERSION 3 - NOMURA - JAPANZOOMER THE ROBOT, VERSION 3 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Version 3: Blue face and body, black feet Coiled spring antenna on the head. Zoomer Family 20cm
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ZOOMER THE ROBOT, VERSION 5 - NOMURA - JAPANZOOMER THE ROBOT, VERSION 5 - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1955. Advances with walking motion as his head lights. TN Coiled spring antenna on the head. Tin battery op robot with ratchet/spanner. Zoomer usually has red gel eyes that light internally. (The Radar Robot is basically a Zoomer with lightbulb eyes - though there may be exceptions to the rule) The following Zoomer (Gel Eyes) color variations are known: (I.D. in no particular order) Version 1: Silver face and body, black feet Version 2: Silver face and legs, blue body, black feet, silver battery covering Version 3: Blue face and body, black feet Version 4: Blue face and body, red hands and feet Version 5: Red face, charcoal body, red hands and legs, black feet Zoomer Family
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ZOT THE ROBOT - PLAYART - HONG KONGZOT THE ROBOT - PLAYART - HONG KONG
Description: "The friendly flashing robot." Multicolored plastic battery op astronaut. Playart were toy distributors for Sears and Woolworths. Window box. Hong Kong. No 3132 Below: color variations 1 Red legs rather than the more usual yellow. 2 Orange arms.
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Photo Title of the Album: Space Capsules (Click on any title for details and to view images)
ANIMAL SATELLITE MS-7 - YONEZAWA - JAPANANIMAL SATELLITE MS-7 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver lithographed tin friction satellite Sputnik. Comic version of the MAN MADE SPACE SATELLITE S-2 featuring a bear emerging from a trapdoor in the Sputnik. Animal lithography: bear, monkey, rabbit. 1950s. Box? Name?
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APOLLO 11 EAGLE LUNAR MODULE - DSK - JAPANAPOLLO 11 EAGLE LUNAR MODULE - DSK - JAPAN
Description: One of two landers produced by DSK in the wake of the 1969 moon landing. This, the larger, is also more detailed. Tin and plastic battery op Apollo lander. Bump and go action. The toy then stops and a door opens to reveal a silver astronaut. Also shown is the version with black metal legs.
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APOLLO 12 SPACE CAPSULE - TT - JAPANAPOLLO 12 SPACE CAPSULE - TT - JAPAN
Description: Simple light blue lithographed tin friction space capsule. Some elaborate window detail printed on the capsule. Marked United States Apollo. Three wheels. Friction action with noise. Sold in trade boxes of 12. T.T. Co TAKATOKU Apollo. The trade box depicts a moon lander.
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APOLLO LUNAR MODULE - DSK - JAPANAPOLLO LUNAR MODULE - DSK - JAPAN
Description: Tin and plastic battery operated Circa 1969. Advances with mystery action and flashing lights as the antenna spins. Stops and a door opens revealing an astronaut. A smaller and simpler version of the earlier DSK Apollo 11 Eagle Lunar Module. The astronaut is a flat representation.
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APOLLO SPACECRAFT - MASUDAYA - JAPANAPOLLO SPACECRAFT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: White lithographed tin battery operated Apollo capsule. The large capsule has a plastic window with a vinyl head astronaut inside. There is a litho astronaut looking out of a side window. There is a green light inside. The front of the capsule has a red plastic nose. A number of colored lights surround the noise. United States Apollo wording, and a US flag. Bump and go mystery action with flashing lights and rotating astronaut cadet on wire. The Apollo Spacecraft #3784 is described as new in the 1970 Masudaya catalog.
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CAPSULA SPACIAL - JYESA - SPAINCAPSULA SPACIAL - JYESA - SPAIN
Description: A distinctive reworking of the SH design with a virtually all-plastic construction with just tinplate used for the doors. This is a silver plastic battery operated capsule with a large orange plastic nose cone. The toy features stop and go action with a loud continuous screeching noise, while the red plastic nose cone flashes. (The nose does not rotate.) The capsule has two tin doors which open, allowing a vinyl spaceman seated at a control panel to emerge: he sits at a lighted screen with space scene. White plastic pilot. The capsule is decorated with a number of paper decals. 9" (22cm) long. This is a copy of the SH New Space Capsule. Bump and go action with noise and flashing lights. The box is marked No 365. Ahora Viaja con Nosotros a la Luna JYE. There are at least two door color variations. c1969.
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CAPSULE 5 BLUE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANCAPSULE 5 BLUE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated space capsule. White top and a light blue bottom half with a distinctive red bulbous front assembly tipped with a white plastic nose cone. The front is surrounded by flashing colored lights. The capsule has a clear plastic window in the top containing a tin astronaut with a red light behind him. The astronaut moves when in action. There are two large blue cone structures on the sides, like engine intakes. The grey color of the capsule on the box art is specific to this blue capsule. Bump and go action with noise and flashing lights. Date? See also the blue-white Space Capsule 5 version.
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CAPSULE 5 BLUE/WHITE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANCAPSULE 5 BLUE/WHITE VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated space capsule. White top and a light blue bottom half with a distinctive red bulbous front assembly tipped with a white plastic nose cone. The front is surrounded by flashing colored lights. The capsule has a clear plastic window in the top containing a tin astronaut with a red light behind him. There are two large red cone structures on the sides, like engine intakes. Space Capsule 5 wording on the side of the toy. Advances with mystery action, flashing lights and a beeping noise as the astronaut pilot moves back and forth. The box depicts the capsule's white and blue color scheme. 1960s Date? See also the dark blue version.
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CAPSULE 6 - MASUDAYA - JAPANCAPSULE 6 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tin battery operated space capsule. The capsule has an unusual cylindrical shape with a large red plastic cover on the nose and a flared tin engine at the rear. In the center of the capsule is a large plastic window over a compartment containing a tin astronaut. Red and green astronaut body versions with different colored interiors shown. Marked Capsule 6 Bump and go action with a rotating red nose cone engine light, and a whistling space sound. Takes three batteries. Masudaya No 3246. 1960s Date?
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CAPSULE 7 - MASUDAYA - JAPANCAPSULE 7 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery operated space capsule. There is a light blue cylindrical front assembly tipped with a red plastic nose cone. The front is surrounded by flashing colored lights. The capsule has a clear plastic window in the top containing a vinyl head astronaut. A tin and vinyl astronaut cadet is attached by a wire to the capsule and rotates as it operates. "With Space Signals and Flashing Lights". Corrugated skin pattern Bump and go action with flashing lights and noise. Date?
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CAPSULE GEMINI ASTRONAUT IN ORBITAL FLIGHT - HORIKAWA /AHI - JAPANCAPSULE GEMINI ASTRONAUT IN ORBITAL FLIGHT - HORIKAWA /AHI - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue and silver lithographed tinplate space capsule. The capsule as a red tin detailed nose cone. There is a red plastic engine at the rear. A blue tin astronaut sits inside covered by a clear plastic window. A red tin astronaut with yellow oxygen tanks is attached by a wire and rotates. This is the "orbital flight" spacewalk feature. Blue tin friction "Rocket engine with spark and beep beep noise". Friction action with spark and noise. Corrugated skin pattern. Box marked SH and AHI. Date?
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CAPSULE MERCURY RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANCAPSULE MERCURY RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed in friction space capsule with white and silver detailing. The capsule has irregular shaped windows through which can be seen a tin astronaut. As the capsule moves the astronaut rotates to simulate weightlessness. Red plastic nose cone. Hook attachment at the front. "Astronaut in Orbital Flight" The red version is the more common one and comes with a relatively plain box depicting the capsule on a white background. There are two versions of this red capsule. One, possibly the first, has four windows an extra lower pair (middle picture) . A second version has just windows and a Friendship 7 logo occupies the place of the lower pair. (bottom picture) The first sighting is in 1962 and shows a four window version. Currently the first sighting of the capsule is in a 1963 Western Auto catalog. Friendship 7 was the Mercury capsule used by John Glenn on his first orbit of the Earth in February 1962, so an earlier date seems likely.
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CAPSULE MERCURY YELLOW VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANCAPSULE MERCURY YELLOW VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Yellow and red lithographed tin friction space capsule with hook attachment. The capsule has two irregular shaped windows with a green and white tin astronaut pilot inside. Red plastic nose cone. Friend Ship Friendship. Friction action with noise and spark. As the capsule moves, the astronaut inside rotates to simulate weightlessness. 27cm long. Corrugated skin pattern. The box art for this rarer yellow version has a detailed picture of the recovery of the capsule. "With spark and beep beep noise". The box depicts John Glenn, though his name is not mentioned. Glenn made the first Earth orbit on the 20th February 1962.
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CRAGSTAN SPACE CAPSULE - ICHIMURA / S&E - JAPANCRAGSTAN SPACE CAPSULE - ICHIMURA / S&E - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin friction space capsule. Pilot under a blue plastic window. Red plastic spark protrusion at the rear. Marked Friendship 7, United States. Friction action with spark and noise. Shaped box. Red and white chequered pattern. Indian Head Logo Also shown is the Cragstan box variation which carries the S&E logo. This would suggest that S&E are the importers.
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CRAGSTAN SPACE CAPSULE - NGS - JAPANCRAGSTAN SPACE CAPSULE - NGS - JAPAN
Description: Back-to-front improbable design tin battery op bump and go space capsule Friend Ship / Friendship. US Army. "Cockpit, afterburner lights smoke and mystery action" The blue, white and red lithograhed capsule has a dome at the back containing a yellow tin astronaut sitting at a dashboard with a red flashing light. A lighted red plastic engine has been placed at the other end. The capsule has a bump and go action with two rotating wheels and two fixed wheels. Corrugated skin pattern.
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EAGLE FRICTION TOY (LUNAR LANDER) - ASAHI - JAPANEAGLE FRICTION TOY (LUNAR LANDER) - ASAHI - JAPAN
Description: This Apollo lunar lander module is a combination of vinyl and tin. The base is lithographed blue and red tin with simple wires for legs; they are tipped with red plastic feet. A US flag is printed on the side.The upper module is blue vinyl with a couple of red plastic engines and a small red dish antenna. Paper NASA decals. c1969. 9" 22cm tall. Friction action.
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EARTH SATELLITE - ALPS - JAPANEARTH SATELLITE - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A lightweight sputnik like satellite with a propellor is made to fly by the battery operated remote control. Two batteries and a motor in a lithographed case provide the drive. Compare this with the two versions of the similar Man in Space also by Alps. No firm date yet.
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FAITH CAPSULE - YOSHI - JAPANFAITH CAPSULE - YOSHI - JAPAN
Description: A simple small tin lithographed friction capsule with the wording USA FAITH 7. The makers mark is printed on the capsule. The graphics have an unusually naive appearance. The astronaut's suit shows the authentic lacing. Box? 9cms x 7cms. Y in Diamond logo. Corrugated skin pattern. Faith 7 was the last of the Mercury capsules and was piloted by L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. for 22 orbits of the Earth in 1963.
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FRIENDSHIP 7 CAPSULE - KEIICHI? - JAPANFRIENDSHIP 7 CAPSULE - KEIICHI? - JAPAN
Description: A silver lithographed tin friction space capsule. Corrugated skin pattern. The capsule has a very short nose section. A clear plastic window reveals a panel containing a picture of an astronaut pilot. A simple design. Keiiji, Japan? Details? Box?
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FRI|CTION CAPSULE WITH FLOATING ASTRONAUT - KANTO - JAPANFRI|CTION CAPSULE WITH FLOATING ASTRONAUT - KANTO - JAPAN
Description: Metallic blue lithographed tin friction Gemini capsule with a red base engine panel. The capsule moves on two small metal wheels. A wire emerges from the nose cone and an attached tin cadet astronaut orbits the capsule. In action the toy sits at an angle and the astronaut spins around. The Sold in a triangular box. Image courtesy Smith House Auctions.
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GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE - LONE STARGEMINI SPACE CAPSULE - LONE STAR
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LUNAR CAPTAIN - NOMURA - JAPANLUNAR CAPTAIN - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: Silver and blue tin and plastic battery op. The Apollo capsule is a tin and plastic design with a lighted plastic cone shaped engine. The lunar lander is a reasonably authentic blue plastic with four legs. The toy moves along the floor with blinking lights and sounds. The vehicle stops and rises, the Apollo capsule disengages and begins to turn. After several rotations the capsule docks with base and it resumes movement. This is an ambitious recreation of the Apollo space mission docking manoeuvre.
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LUNAR MODULE - MI IN DIAMOND - JAPANLUNAR MODULE - MI IN DIAMOND - JAPAN
Description: Plastic battery op lunar lander with bump and go action. A ladder comes out of one of the hatches of the module, an astronaut steps out. The subject suggests a 1969 date. Noise and flashing lights. Compare with the DSK version. This version has a M.I. Japan sticker over the manufacturer's mark
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LUNAR MODULE COMMAND SHIP - JUNIOR TOY - JAPANLUNAR MODULE COMMAND SHIP - JUNIOR TOY - JAPAN
Description: A plastic blastic battery operated lunar lander. The lander has a cream colored base with an orange plastic module on top. Tin litho panels are set into the sides. A red plastic "'engine' joins the two components. Two plastic dish antennas on top. Bump and go action with noise and flashing lights. The module raises and rotates with flashing light. The subject suggests a 1969 date.
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MAN MADE SPACE SATELLITE S-2 - YONEZAWA - JAPANMAN MADE SPACE SATELLITE S-2 - YONEZAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate Sputnik. A globe shaped toy with four spring antennas. The toy has tin panels representing windows. Advances with siren. Face Import Co. Marked Yonezawa. 3 3/4" 10cm. There are two versions of this toy: one has a tin window panels with a boy looking out. The other has panels with a silhouette of the dog Laika, the first passenger in the original Sputnik launched in 1957. Date?
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MARVELOUS MOON MAN - YONE - JAPANMARVELOUS MOON MAN - YONE - JAPAN
Description: A comic toy with a grossly oversized white vinyl boy astronaut riding a vinyl Apollo space capsule. Wind up action, the astronaut lifts up as the capsule rolls along. In the tradition of Billy on a Rocket.
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MECHANICAL TURN ACTION MOON CAPSULE - KANTO - JAPANMECHANICAL TURN ACTION MOON CAPSULE - KANTO - JAPAN
Description: Mechanical turn action. This is a bright red lithographed tin wind up space capsule with a blue and silver nose cone. A white vinyl pilot head emerges form the top. There are space graphics printed on the body of the capsule. There is no attempt at realism, with the moving vinyl head attached to a printed window. When wound, a cam touches the ground to alter the direction of travel. The box art depicts an Apollo lunar lander. Box marked 1272
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MINI APOLLO - MASUDAYA - JAPANMINI APOLLO - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A small silver lithographed tin friction capsule with vinyl pilot head. This is the upper half of a space capsule with a flat base. This younger child's toy has an astronaut's head perched on the top of the capsule. Same pressing as the Mini Capsule. Window box.
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MOON ORBITER APOLLO SPACE CAPSULE - YONE - JAPANMOON ORBITER APOLLO SPACE CAPSULE - YONE - JAPAN
Description: A rather crudely deigned tin and vinyl wind up space capsule with vinyl orbiting spaceman attached by a wire. A cheap and poorly proportioned space toy. Also in gold vinyl. Window box.
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MOON TRAVELER APOLLO-Z - NOMURA - JAPANMOON TRAVELER APOLLO-Z - NOMURA - JAPAN
Description: A tin and plastic Apollo command module. The cylindrical spacecraft has a red plastic cone shaped engine at the rear and a clear blue plastic nose cone. There is a large plastic four dish antenna on the top. Bump and go action with rotating antenna, noise and flashing lights. English and Japanese box versions. Chrome silver and yellow plastic antenna versions shown. 27cm long. See also the Spacecraft Apollo by Alps
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NEW SPACE CAPSULE - OPENING DOOR VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE CAPSULE - OPENING DOOR VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Green tin battery op space capsule with bump and go mystery action. Doors open and pilot emerges firing guns. Short spring antennas. Green litho. Uses the same pressing as the Space Capsule non-door toy. Orange rotating plastic nose. Green porthole windows. Corrugated skin pattern. This version of the capsule appears in the Bi-Rite catalog for 1967-8 and in the 1968 Lewis Galoob catalog.
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NEW SPACE CAPSULE RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE CAPSULE RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red tin battery op space capsule with bump and go mystery action. Doors open and pilot emerges firing guns. Corrugated skin pattern. Short spring antennas. Orange rotating plastic nose. Red porthole windows. Number 7.
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NEW SPACE CAPSULE SILVER GREY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE CAPSULE SILVER GREY VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op space capsule with bump and go mystery action. Doors open and pilot emerges firing guns. Short spring antennas. Uses the same pressing as the Space Capsule non-door toy. Orange rotating plastic nose. Green porthole windows. Corrugated skin pattern. Two versions of the nose assembly exist. At the top is a combination of tinplate center with plastic edge; below is the simpler all plastic version. Also shown is the Japanese market version of the box. A version of this capsule (with slightly different litho) appears in the 1968 Lewis Galoob catalog.
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NEW SPACE CAPSULE, STEERING WHEEL VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANNEW SPACE CAPSULE, STEERING WHEEL VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue lithographed tin battery op capsule based on standard New Space Capsule pressing but with doors that hinge from one corner only. Pilot sits at a steering wheel. No guns. Blue tin litho with orange astronaut; clear plastic rotating nose assembly. Corrugated skin pattern. Mystery action, opening and closing door hatches. SH Japan
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REMOTE CONTROL SPACE CAPSULE - PHIX - HONG KONGREMOTE CONTROL SPACE CAPSULE - PHIX -  HONG KONG
Description: This is a detailed and realistic looking silver plastic battery operated space capsule. The capsule has a clear red plastic nose and a lighter red plastic engine at the back. There are molded details in the body that add to the realism. Two clear plastic windows reveal the plastic astronaut inside. Remote control battery operated action: forward and reverse with front and rear flashing lights. 16cm
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SPACE CAPSULE BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Blue tin battery operated space capsule. Pilot visible beneath a clear plastic window. Long spring antennas. Blue version with several litho differences from the green version. There are two distinct versions of this capsule: one with United States ASAA Gemini 7 wording on the side and one without. Corrugated skin pattern. Battery operated bump and go action with flashing light and smoke. See also the New Space Capsule that uses the same pressing.
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SPACE CAPSULE FRIENDSHIP 7 - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE FRIENDSHIP 7 - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Light blue and red lithographed tin friction capsule with hook attachment at front. Two irregular shaped clear plastic windows with a tin astronaut inside. Hook attachment at the front. Red plastic nose cone. Moves forward with sparks in the tail section. "Rocket engine with spark and noise". The same body pressing as the Capsule Mercury. This capsule has only been seen in a two window configuration.
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SPACE CAPSULE GEMINI - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE GEMINI - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Red lithographed tinplate friction Gemini space capsule with two tin astronauts under a clear plastic window. Two antennas. "Rocket Engine with Spark and Noise". The box depicts a capsule with long antennas but a version with much shorter antennas is known. SH
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SPACE CAPSULE GREEN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE GREEN VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Green tin battery op sapce capsule. Long spring antennas. Bump and go action with smoke. Astronaut visible under a clear canopy. Wording on side and other litho differences. (This differs from the New Space Capsule in that it does not have opening doors.) Corrugated skin pattern.
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SPACE CAPSULE VERSION 1 - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE VERSION 1 - HORIKAWA  - JAPAN
Description: A silver grey lithographed tin battery operated capsule on distinctive protruding wheels. The body is covered with the slatted style design of the early capsules. A clear plastic window reveals the plastic astronaut inside. The nose is particularly long and thin. Red plate with engines at the rear. Marked United States. Bump and go action with orbiting astronaut. The box art shows a realistic picture of a spacewalk. Corrugated skin pattern. There are two versions: the more common version with two yellow plastic astronauts, one inside and one orbiting on a wire, and a version with grey rubber astronauts.
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SPACE CAPSULE WITH FLOATING ASTRONAUT - MASUDAYA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE WITH FLOATING ASTRONAUT - MASUDAYA - JAPAN
Description: A chrome silver tin and plastic battery operated Apollo capsule command module. The cylindrical capsule has a cone shaped red plastic rocket at the rear and a light blue nose cone revealing two astronauts at the front. A basket shaped structure is attached to the top and forms the cradle for a fan powered floating astronaut. The astronaut is a simple paper design in a shallow styrofoam cup. Bump and go mystery action with flashing lights and floating astronaut. Spacewalk. This is the same pressing as the Alps SPACECRAFT APOLLO
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SPACE CAPSULE, PLAIN SILVER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANSPACE CAPSULE, PLAIN SILVER VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op space capsule with mystery action, opening doors and pilot rising with illuminated screen. This is a plain paint version without the complex litho patterning. No guns here - possibly missing. Red rotating clear plastic nose. Red porthole windows. United States wording. Plain silver version of the New Space Capsule.
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SPACE REFUEL STATION - WACO - JAPANSPACE REFUEL STATION - WACO - JAPAN
Description: Tin battery op Circa 1960's. Advances with mystery action as the antenna spins and lights flash. Stops, raises itself from the surface and rotates as it makes a space sound. Based on Revel plastic kit circa 1959
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SPACECRAFT APOLLO - ALPS - JAPANSPACECRAFT APOLLO - ALPS - JAPAN
Description: A lithographed tin and plastic battery operated Apollo capsule command module. The cylindrical capsule has a cone shaped red plastic rocket at the rear and a light blue nose cone tipped with yellow, revealing two astronauts at the front. A large lighted three dish antenna is fixed on top. Bump and go mystery action with flashing lights rotating antenna. Apollo capsule command module. 27cm long Two litho variations shown. Same pressing as the Masudaya SPACE CAPSULE WITH FLOATING ASTRONAUT and Nomura MOON TRAVELER APOLLO-Z
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SUPER SPACE CAPSULE - HORIKAWA - JAPANSUPER SPACE CAPSULE - HORIKAWA - JAPAN
Description: Silver lithographed tin battery op capsule. The capsule is designed to sit upright on a red plastic base. There is a large orange clear plastic lighted nosecone on the top. Two doors are set into the sides. Corrugated skin pattern. Stop and go action. Capsule rotates and the two doors open to reveal astronaut. It first appears in the Advance Stores Toys & Gifts Catalog for 1969. There is a similar version called Super Space Apollo Capsule.
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WALKING LUNAR MODULE - YONE - JAPANWALKING LUNAR MODULE - YONE - JAPAN
Description: Cheaply constructed tin and plastic Apollo lunar lander module. Walks on two pairs of moving legs.
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WIND UP CAPSULE - MINI CAPSULE - MASUYA/MASUDAYA? - JAPANWIND UP CAPSULE - MINI CAPSULE - MASUYA/MASUDAYA? - JAPAN
Description: Small wind up tin space capsule with vinyl pilot head. Non fall action. Same pressing as the Masudaya Mini Apollo capsule. Window box.
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A-OK ASTRONAUT TO THE MOON - A-0K - USAA-OK ASTRONAUT TO THE MOON - A-0K - USA
Description: Copies of the Ajax spacemen. Grey plastic with clear plastic helmet. hard plastic, but not the brittle type. Individually packaged in bags with header cards. MPC has been suggested as the manufacturer.
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ALIENI SPAZIALE- CHROMOPLASTO - ITALYALIENI SPAZIALE- CHROMOPLASTO - ITALY
Description: A set of seven plastic spacemen. These brightly painted figures all have full face helmets or gas masks giving them an alien appearance. Painted in a combination of blue, red and yellow. Most figures carry futuristic space weapons. The figures were sold in a cylindrical clear plastic display case. A larger hooded central figure was also included.
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CAMYJET SPACEMEN - MAKER? - SPAINCAMYJET SPACEMEN - MAKER? - SPAIN
Description: A set of six soft plastic spacemen. These 50mm astronauts were premiums given away with the Camy-Jet ice lolly. The quality of the molding is particularly good. Produced in a wide range of colors: green, yellow, grey blue and metallic brown. 1960s
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CAPTAIN SPACE SET - AJAX - USACAPTAIN SPACE SET - AJAX - USA
Description: A boxed set of ten Ajax hard plastic spacemen. "With removable solar antenna hlemets". The figures are in bronze, matallic green and metallic purple, the original Ajax colors. Set 345
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CAPTAIN VIDEO INTERPLANETARY SPACEMEN - LIDO - USACAPTAIN VIDEO INTERPLANETARY SPACEMEN - LIDO - USA
Description: A boxed set of 18 Lido spacemen. The set comprises three sets of six hard plastic spacemen in an assortment of primary colors. Window box set with a display card header with elaborate space graphics. Sets containing a number of chromed plastic figures are known. Listed in the 1952 Blackwell Weilandy catalog.
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CAPTAIN VIDEO POST CEREAL SET - LIDO - USACAPTAIN VIDEO POST CEREAL SET - LIDO - USA
Description: Set of twelve figures. Soft plastic with no bases. The figures are slightly smaller than usual. Available in a wide range of colors. Came sealed in plastic bags.
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CHARBENS TOYS SPACEMEN SET - CHARBENS ENGLANDCHARBENS TOYS SPACEMEN SET - CHARBENS ENGLAND
Description: Seven piece lead spaceman boxed set. These are hand painted hollow cast lead. There are just three figure types: Blue spaceman holding rifle at waist Red spaceman holding pistol in right hand Green spaceman holding both hands up, bomb in right hand The figures come in a card box with a monochrome space scene. BDDD
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COMANDOS DEL ESPACIO - REAMSA - SPAINCOMANDOS DEL ESPACIO - REAMSA - SPAIN
Description: Four plastic figures, a combination of Archer and Premier poses. 4.8cm. Each figure has a clear plastic helmet. These figures do not have bases, unlike an earlier Reamsa set. Items #39 #40 #41 and #42 in the Reamsa catalog. Sold with header card. Note: the rifle held by #39 does not extend above the shoulder.
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COSMOS 2000 - JEM NOREV - FRANCE COSMOS 2000 - JEM NOREV - FRANCE
Description: Boxed set of ten plastic astronauts with detachable equipment. Window box with a Moon landscape scene. Set No 202. Cosmonautes
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CRACKER JACK SPACEMEN - NOSCO - USACRACKER JACK SPACEMEN - NOSCO - USA
Description: A set