Yonezawa – Mr Planet
The first see thru robot I ever owned was one that was made in HongKong. Later I found out that one was just a copy of the original. The Original is made by Yonezawa, yes correct: MR PLANET. MR PLANET, made by Yonezawa in the mid 1960`s is a robot I never have seen before. The ” knock-offs ” made later in the seventies in Hong kong are already scarce robots but this Mr Planet is much much more rare and scarce. The robot is made out of quality plastic ( not the cheap plastic that is used on the later see thru robots ) and has lithoed tinplate inside. In action the robot walks forward with blinking lights, spinning gears and clicking Sound.
The condition of this robot is excellent and only a few minor stress cracks in the battery compartment are keeping the robot from higher grading. if you take a good look to the pictures you see a metal tab inside the battery compartment. That tab has been factory bend but a little too much and this caused minor cracks into the plastic. This is common for these robots by the way, I never saw one without these stress marks. The robot works perfectly and strong with all the actions and is 100 % original.
Surprisingly there is NO battery cover but the robot was manufactured without one 🙂 ! The batteries just snap into the back and a clever mechanism prevent them from falling out, clever thinkworks from those Japanese 🙂 ! Yonezawa`s Mr. Planet is one of the rarest early plastic robots made in Japan in the sixties. You will not soon see this one again !! Promise !
VERY rare and scarce robot in ANY condition !
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