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.
This example is in excellent / near mint, all original and complete condition. The robot works fine with all the lights and actions. The head needs a touch from time to time to open the leaves but further works fine and strong. The box is original and in excellent condition one of the corners has some old tape repair but that is about all to mention on this one.
Overall an above average example of this hard to find robot and box.
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