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Venus Robot

Yoshiya, 1960s
5.5 inches tall

Yoshiya's tiny plastic robot proves that lots of charm fits in a small package. The metal face and chest piece are nice touches, and add a dash of flash to an otherwise simple, but iconclastic, design.

Despite its simplicity, Venus robot's mechanism creates the illusion of heel-toe walking, thanks to a "floating" wheel assemblage within the molded feet.