ASC – Tremendous Mike
Mike was made in the late fifties by ASC in Japan… made in 2 variations, grey and orange. Made out of tin with a clockwork mechanism that provides forward action and a mechanism that changes the direction, sparks and rotating antenna on top of the robots head.
Again I found this robot in Italy. the robot was dirty and was in need of a good cleaning. the robot was stored away on an attic and found there when the owners of the house passed away and the house was cleaned by the children. along with some other toys, this robot was found in one of the boxes. Complete but missing the original antenna, which, was a loose part so many of these Mikes are missing it.
I made a 3D printed version of tremendous mike in 2017 and ALSO the antenna so it was easy for me to complete this robot.
The robots condition is all original and complete and he still works fine with all the actions and even some sparks ! There is only minor wear, the robot survived time very well and I would grade the robot excellent to near mint ! Fantastic example. The antenna is a 3D printed reproduction.
VERY hard to find robot in any condition, missing in most collections… one of the best robots made in the golden age of tin toy making !
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