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Hi Wheel Robot
 

Yoshiya, 1960s
10 inches tall

Great colors and lots of action give this robot tons of personality, making it a favorite among both collectors and casual fans alike. Push the button on its tethered remote control and the Hi-Wheel walks forward while his translucent green face and red eyes light up. At the same time, his chest illuminates while the six gears spin wildly. One added bonus is that the bulb in his chest allows you to get a good look at the toy's inner workings.

This robot is a bit rarer in the United States than other parts of the world. Not an impossible find today, but not an easy one either. However, it's definitely worth the effort of tracking one down.