Russia – Nose Action Robot ( Green Variation )
Well… “Nose Action Robot” is for sure not the original name of this robot, I have to dive into this further but I know the outcome allready… It will be impossible to find out the exact name of this TObor !. The name was given to this robot by my friend Martijn and I like the name. As long as we are not able to figure out the REAL name, we will use this name ! 🙂
Why this name ? ! well that is pretty simple. The robots on/off switch is his NOSE ! 🙂 you have to pull his nose which comes out then and this is then the ON position. The Nose back in is the OFF position, cool or what. This robot was made in Russia for sure. The robot has the exact mark I also saw on other russian robot. The maker, as for most russian robots, is unknown and I guess that will stay a mystery forever.
The robot dates back to the late sixties and is made out of plastic and is powered by a windup mechanism. the nose works as on/off switch. In action the robot walks forward. I have seen this robot one time before in Brussels ( Xris ). He has one in Brown.
Further this robot was never spotted before anywhere, not in any auction or book.
The condition is of this rare robot is complete and original. The robot is mint new and so is the box. In fact I found 5 of these in green and 5 of these in metallic silver, all new, boxed and unplayed with old stock !
Love them or not… Russian robots are becoming more and more popular and yes, MANY nice and rare robots were made in the far east. Time to add a mint new boxed russian ” nose robot ” to your collection 🙂
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