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Planet Robot

Yoshiya, 1958
9 inches tall

Yet another piece based on Robby the Robot from the film Forbidden Planet, this toy presents its own spin on the classic character. In action, the robot walks forward with a light up head and chest piece. At the same time, a radar unit spins inside his dome, creating a wonderfully mechanical effect. The Planet robot stayed in production for decades, undergoing various manufacturing changes to its hands (first metal, then rubber, and finally plastic), its antenna size, leg width, and dome material. There are also a number of different colored wind up incarnations, including black and green, and super rare blue and maroon crinkle finish.