|Brand:||C DI ?|
|First sighting:||Probably 1980s|
|Power:||Battery powered (2 D batteries)|
- Rotate-o-matic action (spinning torso, opening doors, light up chest cannons)
- Glow in the dark highlights on helmet
- Poseable arms
With the release of the first Star Wars movie in 1977 the interest in science fiction grew to new heights. Star Wars toys proved extremely popular amongst collectors and this had an influence on East Asian manufacturers. Star Robot is a good example of this. Made in Hong Kong, likely in the early to mid-1980s, the head design is an obvious rip-off of the Stormtrooper helmet design. I’ve seen several different Stormtrooper inspired robots made during this era, it was a blatant attempt to cash-in on the popularity of the film franchise.
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