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Jupiter Robot

Yoshiya, 1960s
6.5 inches tall

This mini Robby relative features a tin chest piece, face shield, and scanner rings. It shares the arm and leg styles of the Venus robots, though scaled up.

Like the other small plastic Yoshiya robots, the Jupiter has a clever walking mechanism that gives it the impression of heel-toe movement. A great, classic toy that's easy to find on ebay -- often with its original box.

This particular example came from the collection of H.I. Gosses.