TOP  |   PREVIOUS ITEM  |  NEXT ITEM   ( 27 of 148 )


Updated: May 08, 2010

MECHANIZED ROBBY THE ROBOT OSAKA TIN TOY INSTITUTE - 1991 - In the year 1956, MGM released the classic Sci-Fi film "Forbidden Planet" with distinguished actors Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielson and Anne Francis. But the true star of the movie was Robby the Robot. Robby truly deserves a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, being the only special effect to have his own film career. Over the years Robby has been seen in other films such as "The Invisible Boy" and "Gremlins" as well as on TV in multiple episodes of "The Twilight Zone" and "Lost In Space".

No licensed toys or figures were produced to celebrate his theatrical debut, but a handful of tin robot toys, imported from Japan, made their way to American shores to celebrate the visual brilliance that was Robby. The King of these was "Mechanized Robot" released by Japanese toy manufacturer Nomura Company. The main release of the Robby impersonator sported a black & red color scheme, but a much rarer, limited release featured a silver & burgundy paint job.

Shown here is an exact reproduction, in red, of the infamous '50's toy, produced in 1991 under the exacting standards of the Osaka Tin Toy Institute. Recreated from the original metal-press molds, Mechanized Robot stands 13" tall and features walking action, a light up head with moving pistons & clear dome. This toy is a limited edition of only 100 units worldwide, comes in an exact recreation of the original box and includes a numbered collector's card.

Value: $800-Up.

Send me your Comments:
Your Name:
Your Email Address:
Comments: is owned by Robert Vanderpool. Copyright Robert Vanderpool. All rights reserved. All other Trademarks and Copyrights are property of their respected owners. Copyright Policy.