Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Question about my new robot

In Toys > Robots > Show & Tell.
Robbiekai's items2 of 2Star Roto Robot mis-spelledStar Roto Robot mis-spelled
Love it
Like it

trukn20trukn20 likes this.
auraaura loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
GianaMZGianaMZ loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
vcalvcal loves this.
RichmondLoriRichmondLori loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
BHIFOSBHIFOS loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
BeepBeepBeepBeep loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
See 11 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 8 months ago

    (2 items)

    My boss just gave me this large robot that he had in his closet for many years!! I’m very happy! It shows how to put battery in but I don’t want to force anything or break it. I wonder if it still talks?!! Is anyone familiar with putting C battery in?? Thank you!

    See all
    Battery Powered Astronaut Space Man Tin Litho Rosko Red Robot 13
    Battery Powered Astronaut Space Man...
    Vintage 1986 FRIGID Robeson ROBO The FAN Working RARE
    Vintage 1986 FRIGID Robeson ROBO Th...
    Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus Generations Titans Return G1
    Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Ma...
    S166 Lot Of Transformers G1 Slag Perceptor Ultra Magnus Scattershot
    S166 Lot Of Transformers G1 Slag Pe...
    Battery Powered Astronaut Space Man Tin Litho Rosko Red Robot 13
    Battery Powered Astronaut Space Man...
    See all


    1. keramikos, 8 months ago
      Robbiekai, Cool. :-)

      Robby the Robot. <3


      In 1984, the Japanese company Masudaya made two versions of this iconic robot- a 16 inch and 24 inch version. They varied somewhat in the level of detail and were constructed from vinyl and clear plastic components. In 1997, Masudaya reissued both versions of the robot with updated packaging but little change in the overall design, consruction etc.


      They also made the vehicle for the 24" version, and cast metal version of Robby in the nineties.

      The instructions:

      It looks like you open Robby at the 'shoulder' by twisting him ninety degrees clockwise.

      However, even when it was brand-new, it was advised to use care in handling, because some parts were brittle, and now it's potentially close to forty years old.

      Should you decide to proceed, C batteries are still widely available. I see them in my local hardware store. Just pay attention to the polarity signs (+ and -) on both the batteries and the body of the toy.

      Good luck. :-)
    2. Robbiekai Robbiekai, 8 months ago
      Oh! Thank you, I will carefully try and let you know! Thanks again!
    3. keramikos, 8 months ago
      BTW, in case there are old batteries still inside it, you'll want to remove those and clean up any leakage from them:
    4. Robbiekai Robbiekai, 8 months ago
      I got him open, unfortunately, a mess in there, must have had battery in there that disintegrated and wires not connected. Good try!! He’s still adorable, I love him!!
    5. keramikos, 8 months ago
      Robbiekai, I was afraid of that, akaline batteries being what they are. :-(

      It still might be salvageable after a cleanup and rewiring, but that latter would require a certain amount of know how.

      If you love it even inoperable, it's still a win. :-)
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 months ago
      It reminds me of a wonderful toy I bought in 1979 and it was not made before but in 79 for the first time. Still being sold as being vintage. I sold mine to an antique store ripoff guy and got a good return. A few years later I saw the same dealer had the same toy with ugly alterations. What goes round comes around. Yours is same story but built in 84 !~

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.