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Jupiter Robot

Yoshiya, 1960s
6.5 inches tall

Colorful and complex, this Robby Robot relative is a striking addition to any collection. It's hard to find, and getting the original box is a particular challenge that's tortured many a collector.

Like the other small plastic Yoshiya robots, the Jupiter's walking mechanism that gives it the impression of heel-toe movement. It also features a light-up face plate and spinning gears.

This particular example appears in the book Techno Fantasies: Toy Robots From Japan, by Alan Bunkum, and was purchased from the author.