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 near mint. the robot is in perfect condition and works fine with all the lights and actions. the doors need sometimes some help to close. further the robot is flawless and comes with its original box. the box is in good condition, all original but is rough as shown in the pictures with old tape repairs, tears and some missing sections. overall the box displays very well and is a perfect candidate for a restore. I will leave that to the new owner to decide.
hard to find robot with original box.
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