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 spacetoys, really amazing ! When the camera action has ended, the “head” closes again and the robot takes a walk again.
This boxed example is excellent, all original and complete condition. The robot shows some light playwear but overall the robot survived the years very very well. The chrome parts could need some polishing but that is about all to mention.
The robot works fine and strong with walking action, lights and the special opening of the head with rotating action. Fantastic example with a crystal clean and undamaged battery compartment. The robot is accompanied by its original box in excellent condition. The box has some small repairs and some normal wear but overall the box is really in above average condition. A rare and scarce combination, robot with original box… wow !
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