Name:
Robby from Forbidden Planet
Make:
Japan
Year or Era:
late 1950's
Construction:
metal
Motion:
battery powered motor
Dimensions:
12.750" high ( 323.85 mm )

Special Comments:
This toy was patterned after "Robby" from the 50's movie "Forbidden Planet.  If you are a robot collector, then you know this is one of the "holy grails" of toy robots.  A "D" battery fits in a side door of each leg.  I included a mpeg video of him.  I'll be honest, I was afraid to fire him up with a couple Duracell's made in the year 2000.  I thought the juice might kill poor Robby.  I have turned him on, but I was always worried that I might burn a motor or light out which would render him with a lesser value.  I bit the bullet, and he came through with flying colors!