Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2009

valentines-robot

I found these amazing old tin robots on the Alphadrome Robot and Space Toy Database. These old robots are incredible!

Atom Robot - Yoshiya 1964

Atom Robot - Yoshiya 1964

Target Robot - Masudaya 1965

Target Robot - Masudaya 1965

Electronic Remote Control Robot - Matsudaya 1960's

Electronic Remote Control Robot - Matsudaya 1960's

Winky Robot - Yonezawa 1960's

Winky Robot - Yonezawa 1960's

Laser Robot - Daiya 1968

Laser Robot - Daiya 1968

Blink-a-Gear Robot - Taiyo 1969

Blink-a-Gear Robot - Taiyo 1969

Sparkling Mike the Robot - SNK 1960's

Sparkling Mike the Robot - SNK 1960's

Robo

Robo Movido a Pilhas - Argentina 1960's

Three versions of the Television Robot by Alps 1960's

Three versions of the Television Robot by Alps 1960's

Original tin win up paddle foot bullet style. Note wire key

Original tin win up paddle foot bullet style. Note wire key 1950's

Conehead Robot - Yonezawa 1950's - 1960's

Conehead Robot - Yonezawa 1950's - 1960's

Machine Robot aka "Turn Signal Robot" - Horikawa 1963

Machine Robot aka "Turn Signal Robot" - Horikawa 1963

Space Conqueror 5 - Daiya 1962

Space Conqueror 5 - Daiya 1962

Mr. Planet - Yonezawa 1969

Mr. Planet - Yonezawa 1969

Three versions of Mr. Mercury - Yonegawa early 1960's

Three versions of Mr. Mercury - Yonegawa early 1960's

Related Posts:
Swell Toys of the Space Age
Famous Robots from Popular Culture

Hel from Fritz Lang's Metropolis 1927

Hel from Fritz Lang's Metropolis 1927

Robby The Robot - Here with Anne Francis - Forbidden Planet 1957

Robby The Robot - Here with Anne Francis - Forbidden Planet 1957

Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots

Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots

A Space Odyssey - 1968

HAL from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - 1968

Rosie the Robot - The Jetsons 1962

Rosie the Robot - The Jetsons 1962

C3PO & R2D2 from Star Wars

C3PO & R2D2 from Star Wars

Robocop

Robocop

Number 5 from Short Circut

Number 5 from Short Circut

Bender from television's "Futurama"

Bender from television's "Futurama"

Wall-e

Wall-e

I found this “Popular Electronics” magazine from December 1958 on Paleo-Future (One of my favorite blogs). I love the cover and the merging of popular culture with Science Fiction. How great it must have been to find this magazine in the mailbox back in 1958.

"Popular Electronics" from December 1958

"Popular Electronics" from December 1958

Speaking of Holiday robots…Here is the perfect gift I’d love to receive. All of these robots are hand crafted¬† by the artist “Guy Robot“.¬† He uses found objects, appliances, and electronics to create these one of a kind sculptures:

"Gyro"

"Gyro"

"Cosmo"

"Cosmo"

"Ironman"

"Ironman"

"Euclid"

"Euclid"

Documentary

November 23, 2008

Sorry it has taken me this long to add a new post. Silent film director Fritz Lang was making a documentary about me this week and it took up most of my time. Check it out: