Nomura – Space Robot X-70 Tuliphead
Build by Nomura at the end of the sixties ( 1970 to be exact ) in Japan. Codename: X-70) The 70 in the robots litho refers to the year of manufacture.
When you first see this robot you think…Hey this automan has no head. At a second view you locate 2 “eyes” in the front that seems to give the robot something like a head. With a third view, when the robot starts to walk, this illusion of a head is gone… its a “Tulip” with a build in camera !! ??
This very scarce and rare robot has a strange action: It walks around just like most robots from the sixties does. Suddenly he stops, his “head” peels open like a tulip ) thats why this robot is better known as Tuliphead) and he starts to film its surroundings with a build in camera. The inside of the “tulipleafs” show FANTASTIC litho that you wont see often on space toys, really amazing ! When the camera action has ended, the “head” closes again and the robot takes a walk again.
The condition of the robot is excellent and it works fine and strong with all the actions and lights. The robot walks fine and the head function is working fine as well.
there is only minor play wear throughout the robot. Very nice example of this hard to find robot. The box is original but shows heavy taping mainly from the inside.
Rough box but… original box and the front is not even that bad.. still completes this gem from the sixties…
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