Updated: March 17, 2018
YM-3 TALKING ROBOT FIGURE
Issued by Hobbyworld/Masudaya in 1986. A 16" high 1/5th scale replica that is far superior than the Remco Robot of 1966. The Robot is very accurate, with blinking lights,and speaks in both Japanese and english! (Bob May told me that the english voice is his on this toy!)
Since painting and some minor assembly is required, some people may prefer to call this a model? But it is basically a very sophisticated toy. Strangely, although the Robot is obviously from "Lost in Space" and shows the Jupiter-2 on the box, no reference is made to "Lost in Space"! A real work of art, and a bargain at any price. Normally, this item sold for around $100. back in 1986, and was pulled from the market for unlicensed rules.
This is one of the best items ever made on the B-9 Robot. Where the name YM-3 came from, who knows!?