PAPA-SAN PROTOTYPE ROBOT (GIANT MACHINE MAN ?) battery-operated tin toy
The owner of Papa-san gave me this toy robot and told me it was a "prototype". Not sure if it ever went into mass production but it did come in a box that seemed to call it the "Giant Machine Man".
Google Droid Robot Tin Toy Windup by Welby Toys - HOLIDAY SALE!
Robo Cop Tin Toy. Windup Robot with colorful lithography of dials and gears standing 5 1/2" tall. Wind him up and he walks forward with spinning head and mechanical swaying arms. Complete with colorful gift box. Produced by Welby Toys of India. Beautiful quality tin toy with whimsical design and action!
Space-Age Packaging Design
With the rise of science-fiction novels and movies in the post-industrial age and the allure of space travel decades later, it is no wonder we all became fascinated with the anthropomorphic robot. The robot represented an optimistic future which would relieve the factory worker and provide us with more leisure time. After WWII, it was the toy robot which helped pave the way to economic recovery in Japan and the US, when toy manufacturers quickly seized the opportunity to meet a demand for…
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