item #8850 by Vision Toys

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Not exactly a perfect specimen, but I still like 'em. The antennas are all broken and the missiles that are supposed to fire from his forehead are missing. Well, I have one antenna intact and one missle between both robots.

For the red one, when I got it, the batteries were so corroded that I had to pry them out. The alkaline (did you know that it's not actually an acid?) had leaked into the mechanism and really screwed it up. There are leaf-type switch assemblies that are supposed to be mounted to each side of the clutch assembly. Notice I say, supposed to be. They literally fell apart when I touched them. I managed to clean and regrease the clutch and drive gear set, but I was anxious to see how it worked. I decided to wire the switches together for the time being - forcing the lamps to stay lit all the time instead of flashing. Eventually, I will repair that as well.

With a well designed mechanical drive, this robot walks and moves his arms for a few seconds and then stops, lights up his TV screen and plays a little movie. The film is actually a primitive projection system where a light bulb sits inside a clear plastic upside-down cup with the image printed on a sheet of plastic around the cup. The bulb projects the image onto the robots 4½" screen (measured diagonally, of course!).

Year Released: 1990's
Original Price: $ ???

Technical Specifications:
Power Supply: 2 x D batteries

Dimensions: 12" tall x 7" wide
Weight: 1.26 lbs