Updated: July 05, 2006
ROBBY THE SPACE PATROL ROBOT (ORIGINAL)
This is the ORIGINAL Forbidden Planet Robby Space Patrol
produced by Nomura of Japan in the late 50's. All parts are
original and in excellent condition. There are some touch-ups
to the gold paint on Robby's back and on a portion of one side
seam. I'm not certain if they were done in the factory but they
tend to show up much less in real life than in the actual photos.
The reflector dished have what appear to be mostly surface cracks
and original battery cover has had its two hinge tabs replaced. The rest of the toy is approximately C8.5 to C9.5 and it functions
properly; bump-and-go action with lit dome and reflector lights
that flash on and off at different intervals, depending on the direction of the vehicle. The inner portion of the battery box
is of plated metal and is free of rust or corrosion. (the pinkish color you see in the photo are due to reflection from the inner
sides of the battery case). The manufacturer's logo can be found at the rear of the car (see photo). While even the repro Space Patrol turns up less and less often, the original version is very rarely offered for sale.
If you have ever seen one of these in the flesh, you'll agree that it's truly a spectacular toy as well as an importantant icon of
Sci-Fi movie memorabilia.