Yonezawa – Space Explorer Red Version
One of my personal favorites for sure… This Television set from Yonezawa 🙂 Space Explorer robot was build in the late 1960`s ( I assume 1967 but I am not sure about the exact date ) It was build in Japan by Yonezawa. The actions are really fantastic and I still keep wondering how they were able to produce such beautiful space toys those days.
The robot starts as a box. When you hit the switch at the back, suddenly all kind of freaky actions start: A robot head rises out of the box with rapidly blinking lighted eyes, the screen that blinded the front section, lowers and it reveals a kind of 3-D scene of an pilot/astronaut in control and the robot starts to walk and his arms are spread out.
After a while the robot stops walking, his head goes back in, the scene in front is covered again, arms flap in and the robot stops his action. Yonezawa`s Space Explorer Robot is one of the most complex robots ever build in the fifties. The “box” houses a complex mechanism to produce this awesome and great action.
The condition of this Yonezawa Space Explorer is excellent, all original and complete and best of all… its PERFECTLY working ! These robots many times have problems with the mechanism and don’t walk anymore… but… this one DOES ! works fine and strong with ALL the actions, blinking eyes, walking action, tv screen, arms… it all works fine ! The robot shows some very minor play wear and the chrome parts on front show wear because of age… Light wear, no damage and a clean battery compartment.
This robot was part of a small Belgian Collection i bought back in 2017. One of the best working ones I ever had in my collection.
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