YM-3 (Lost In Space B9)
high (114 mm)
I picked this robot up at a science
fiction convention in 1985 or 1986? Although he is dated 1985, you
can still find him for sale today. At the time this toy was made,
Masudaya was calling him YM-3. The Lost
In Space series simply called him "Robot". Now he is also referred
to as "B-9".
About the background in the picture
I recently paid my parents a visit
at home and rediscovered my Astrolite set that was made in 1969 by Hasbro.
I had the coolest neighbors while growing up in the 70's. A particular
neighbor behind my house and across the alley would throw everything away.
We would go alley hunting (that's what we called it), and would find all
sorts of stuff. This Astrolite set was one of the things I found
in a large community black plastic garbage bin! Another discovery
that comes to mind is when my brother Steve and I found two acoustic guitars
at the same time! I can't believe they didn't give the things to
charity- maybe we were the charity?
Astrolite is a platform that was a black table with holes for various transparent
plastic parts to insert and build. It has a light bulb inside the
base along with a color wheel that can be turned to change the colors that
are emitted upward into your creation. In this case my robot background.
It is so neat!
Architectural Pages: Astrolite- Until now, I thought I had the only
mentioning of the Astrolite. I'm glad to see I'm not alone!
Architectural Pages- The main page for the above page.
Not robotics, but great stuff. Hey, we can diversify with many interests.