ROBBY THE ROBOT™ with Blaster: The finest Robby To Date! It's
not Lost in Space and Time.....
Featuring Toy Space Robots, Tin Space Toys & Sci-Fi Collectibles. Talking Robby the
toy Robot from Masudaya.
A History and Description of Robby the Robot in
In 1956, the first japanese tin robot character star was born when Robby the Robot first appeared in a
outer space feature film, captivating the imaginations of both adults and children. He was the original character
toy robot with his own persona, and as such became the model for many later robots in film and television. Robby went on to become an indelible image and icon for the 1950s.Now, Osaka
Japanese Tin Toy Institute, in conjunction with Ray Rohr, presents the first Limited Edition Robby the Robot battery-operated
tin toy which has been modeled directly from the one and only real Robby owned by Bill
Malone. The goal from the inception of our toy was to produce the most highly detailed, precisely scaled
Robbie the Robot toy in tin as possible, using the utmost traditional methods and materials of the Japanese tin toy maker's
art. We started with the space dies from the earlier Mechanized Robot, used what could not be improved upon and discarded the remainder.
The toy Robby's surface color, space and texture were matched directly from the real
Japanese Robby (or Robbie). To capture the essence of Robby (or Robbie), we felt it was of particular importance to properly scale the head. The internal head mechanism includes lithographed sax valve separators, cooling slots and wigwag mechanism. The physical components under the dome include dome light, gyro, mechanical brain, mechanical sax valves and nickel-plated head
coils. The outside elements of the dome head design include rotating scanner rings, nickel-plated scanner fins and four blasting beams with blue focusing units.
Robbie's voice tubes are blue with flashing lights. The torso space has been properly scaled in height, and also includes the two lighted heart box elements, the star drive and the Geneva movement device. The rear of the torso contains he battery box, which takes two AA type batteries. The on/off switch is discreetly located on the lower rear
space of the torso. Between the torso and the legs lie
Robbie's hip joint structures. These are anchored to the torso by a shaft, and swing back and forth with each individual leg movement. The leg structures are scaled as closely as possible to Robby's ball and socket leg design. The feet contain wide track
japanese rollers, which allow a more stable walking action. The intricately detailed blaster design was created directly from an original movie prop blaster. The blaster has a red mini-lamp that is timed to pulsate in sequence with an internal IC controlled sound chip.
During the blasting sequence the right arm toy moves back and forth with a
japanese spraying action. The internal electromechanical design has
japanese features such as smooth scanner drive mechanisms, sax valve lifters and other complex mechanical and electronic elements. All of us involved with this project are convinced we have produced the highest quality toy
robot possible using a blend of traditional methods and modern innovations.
"This is the
Robbie toy robot we wished they had made when we were kids." - Bill Malone Robby's Action Sequence Robby
( or Robbie) walks -Dome lamp and mechanical brain are lighted Voice tubes flash blue Heart box star drive and Geneva movement device are lighted Mechanical sax valves cycle Scanner rings rotate Robby stops -Blaster light pulsates Blaster sound pulsates Weapon arm moves with spraying
action Flashing voice tubes go dark Dome lamp and mechanical brain continue to be lighted Heart box star drive and
japanese movement device continues to be lighted.