Modern Toys - Target Robot

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Modern Toys - Target Robot

When I got a friend over from Italy he promised me to bring something special and nice and he kept his word. :-)
We talked all day long about... YEP, robots. we had a nice lunch, a couple of beers and I ended up with some nice fresh robots from my favorite country, Italy ! :-) We just found ourselves a brand new AND cheap shipping method: Ryan Air :) 

Build in 1959 by Modern Toys (Masudaya) In Japan. To say a gang of 5 robot & rare in the same sentence is rather redundant, nonetheless, here is the rare target robot. All the gang of 5 robots are imposing for there sheer size alone not to mention beautiful litho & colors This gang of 5 member is the only one to have a fully litho'd body & the target robot has to rank as the most fun of the bunch. There is a round chest mounted target that when struck by the dart causes the robot to stop, then let out a screeching sound while squiggly lines are illuminated at the mouth piece. Robot then proceeds to go after "the attacker".

Unlike the other gang members, whose bodies are stamp molded, painted, then lithographed panels are applied, the Target's body is completely lithographed onto flat tin, then it's stamped into shape. Because of this process, the finish on the shoulders discolors where the tin gets stretched to make the shoulder angle. This discoloration sometimes turns orange or brown. The shoulders on virtually every Target robot have this discoloration from stretching, and this one is no different.

The condition of this "gangmember" is really excellent to near mint. It looks like this robot has not much been played with in its life. There is only very minor playwear. All the litho is cristalbright and show no wear. The batterycompartment is clean and shows a couple of corrosionspots at the bottom as shown in the pictures. Best of all, this Target Robot works as new with all the actions and lighteffects. You will have a hell of a Job to ever upgrade this one.  There is no box, sorry

This is a unique piece of history, this piece of art !.  Target Robot is very rare and highly scarce and is one of the most searched for gangmembers AND, besides Machine Man, the hardest to find !!

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