Hybrid – Wind up (clockwork) and battery operated (requires 1 AA battery)
Flashing light up hands
Mechanical Brain (a hidden vertical battery compartment to power the lights is inside its head)
On/off lever for lights
Integral, folding wind-up key
Lockable wind up mechanism
Red eyes, mouth and knee area
This toy is a reproduction of the Mr. Robot (Mechanical Brain) made by Alps (Japan) in the mid 1950s. The most notable differences being the original has the key on the opposite side (robot’s left side) and the head is a little narrower with larger eyes and ears.
Mr. Robot is very similar in design to the Strenco ST-1, made in Germany also in the mid 1950s. It has the same leg, hand and body shapes, plus antenna and spring design across the top of its head. The main difference being the ST-1 had a cuboid shaped head, no mechanical brain compartment and no light up hands. I believe the ST-1 was released first, maybe by as little as a year. Other similar robots in this family include the Ratchet, Zoomer and Radar Robots.
Dare you enter Dr Frankenstein’s castle? Peek inside and you might uncover Mr Robot and its Mechanical Brain! An awesome robot with flashing lights, spring wind up mechanism and a battery compartment inside its head – EPIC!!
Robot in the Mist
We’ve fallen down the rabbit hole again and entered Doctor Frankenstein’s Castle for the second time. It’s a curious space filled with unusual shiny oddities and sculptural objects. Through the thick wandering mist is a robot. A mechanical man ready for its AWAKENING…
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