Yonezawa – Mr Atomic
Mr Atomic is a special robot in many ways. Produced by Yonezawa and distributed by Cragstan in the golden age in Japan . There are 2 versions known of this unique robot: one in silver that makes a beeping/clicking sound ( this example ) and one in blue which makes a whistling sound. Both the versions belong to the most scarce robots build in the sixties but the blue version seems more difficult to find and is even more scarce.
The reason that makes this robot so special, rare and much searched for has several reasons. In the time this robot was produced the design was years ahead to the existing robots. Mr Atomic was a very futuristic kind of robot those days and not many children seems to like it resulting in low sales. In short: this robot did not sell very well.( just like the famous gang of five robots by the way). Lets face it…. This robot is INDEED strange, its all head and no torso, or…. is it all torso and no head ?? I showed the robot to my 9 year old son: “nice rocket dad :)” He did never show much interest in this robot, he likes it but that’s about it. ( buzz lightyear impresses him much more 🙂
Now for the condition of this robot…. The robot is in excellent+ condition. Some minor playwear and some minor cracks in the original dome are keeping the robot from higher grading. All Original and complete, clean battery compartment and in perfect working condition… If you look for a close to perfect example than look no further. The robot has never been messed with before, shows only some light playwear and a few small cracks in the original dome.
Extremely hard to find robot in this condition… seldom shows up in the open market. For many collectors the holy grail… and so it is for me 🙂
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