Collecting Toy Robots & Model Motor Cars

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R-1 Rescue Robot by Rocket USA 2003

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R-1 Rescue Robot by Rocket USA 2003
12" inches/30 cms tall - Made in China, 2003, for Rocket USA, Inc. Forest Park, IL 60130 USA, now out of business. Styled on early skirted type Japanese toy robots from the 1950s/60s such as the "Gang of Five" by Masudaya and the KO Yoshiya large scale skirted robots. Battery operated with bump & go action, with flashing lights in eyes and beacon on top of head. This yellow Rescue Robot is one of a series of R-1 robots in various colours released by Rocket USA and is probably one of the more difficult to find at a reasonable price, also bare metal versions, including the 'RUR 2000' version which takes its name from the 1920 book & science fiction film 'R.U.R.' by Karel Capek which featured android robots killing their creators and taking over the world.
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