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 el 2 Sep 2008 por Alicia Rodríguez Mediavilla

Vintage Robot Mania

Tinplate robots enjoyed their golden days back in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Japan was one of the main producers

Atomic Robotman. Japan. 1949. One of the oldest
Atomic Robotman. Japan. 1949. One of the oldest
Atomic Robotman. Japan. 1949. One of the oldest Robot by Linemar. Japan. 1950’s. It does look rather vintage Pepo Robot. Spain. 1960’s. Cute smiley robot Radar Robot. Japan. 1965. You can watch space motion scenes in his chest Laser Robot. Japan. 1967. He walks on his own! Bender. Futurama. 1999. Oops, sorry! This one gatecrashed in! "Go on Bender, get out from there”
The toy robots were all the rage back in the fifties and sixties. They became the most wanted toy for children. Today, they’re the most searched-for pieces for toy robot collectors.

It’s amazing to learn the many private collections of tinplate robots that you can find out there. Experts say that, once you get hold of one, it’s hard to put a stop to collecting them.

No doubt about it, Japan was one of the greatest producers of these robots. We’ve shortlisted a few among the thousands of them that can be found in museums and internet sites. Most of them are Japanese, but we left some room for other nationalities.

Atomic Robotman. Japan. 1949. One of the oldest.
Robot by Linemar. Japan. 1950’s. We like… his hair a lot?
Pepo Robot. Spain. 1960’s. Cute smiley robot.
Radar Robot. Japan. 1965. You can watch outer space motion scenes in his chest.
Laser Robot. Japan. 1967. He walks on his own!
Bender. Futurama. 1999. Oops, sorry! This one gatecrashed in! "Go on Bender, get out from there.”

If you’re still hungry for more, you can find many more at this website and at this other one.
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