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Robots Number 5

Cragstan Great Astronaut robot, Alps

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Cragstan Great Astronaut robot, Alps
Early 1960s Cragstan Great Astronaut. Made in Japan by Alps based on the more familiar first version Alps Television Spaceman Robot platform with similar actions. Battery operated by 2 x D cells, switched on and off by inserting/removing the metal antenna in the the top of head, illuminated back lit scrolling space scenes behind the old style TV screen, walking and arm movement with a sort of robot screeching sound, the robotic rotating eyes of the TV spaceman have been replaced by a human face. The Alps Television TV Spaceman was produced in three version, smaller then larger wide TV screen, metal antenna, legs & battery cover, then metal & plastic combinations towards the end of production. There is just one version of the Cragstan Great Astronaut as shown, which is a lot rarer to find and commands a higher price. The box with mine, as shown is in poor condition and has undergone extensive repairs, consisting of patching in missing sections, well at least it is the original and has both internal card packing pieces which itself is pretty rare to find with any robot box, so well worth keeping for now. Thank you for looking
Posted on January 9, 2016 Full Size| Slideshow

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Robot artwork 1

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Alps Moon Explorer Robot box art