Vintage 1959 YONEZAWA (Japan) Tin Lithographed Battery Operated SPACE EXPLORER ROBOT Toy
Vintage 1959 YONEZAWA (Japan) Tin Lithographed Battery Operated SPACE EXPLORER ROBOT Toy. This beauty closely resembles a television set in its 'retracted' state, then undergoes a complex metamorphosis once in action. It does a series of actions before the cycle repeats again -- walks forward, telescoping like a turtle coming out of its shell, flashing eyes, raising/lowering its chest plate to reveal operator inside, and makes lots of noise. This robot was offered in 1 of 3 color variations. In it's compacted state, Space Explorer measures 7-1/2" tall, and 11-1/2" tall fully erected. This robot is in PERFECT working order, all functions moving smothely and all lights work. It is important to note that this is one of the most complex robots to work on, so buying one with ALL functions working is of great importance as it can get quite costly to repair said robot. This robot has some slight surface scratching and metal oxidation, nothing too serious. Overall excellent original condition.