Star Roto Robot (Son AI Plastic Industrial Company)

Star Roto Robot - Rotate-o-matic 1980s Star Roto Robot


Name/s: Star Roto Robot
Brand: Son AI Plastic Industrial Company Ltd
Origin: Taiwan
First sighting: 1985
Class: Rotate-O-Matic Robots
Height: 35cm approx.
Weight: 734g
Materials: Plastic
Power: Battery operated (requires 3 C-cell batteries)

Primary Functions

  • Rotate-o-Matic (Rotating Upper Torso)
  • Stop/Start Walking
  • The pilot sat inside the robot cockpit bounces up and down as the robot walks!!
  • Multiple flashing LED lights (head dome, eyes, gun, cockpit, red and green lower torso lights)

Other Features

  • Head dome
  • Antennae
  • Laser Gun
  • Shield and Battleaxe (missing from robot shown in pics)
  • Stickers
  • Unusual reflective amber eye design


I couldn’t find any information about the robot or the company that produced it. Let me know in the comments below if you do! 🙂

Videos featuring Star Roto Robot

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Another 1980s Masterpiece… Star Roto Robot

You can’t beat 1980s toy robots! Star Roto Robot is a vibrant retro-tastic rotate-o-matic robot with flashing lights, spinning torso, light up laser blaster and a robot pilot that bobs up and down as it walks! Bonkers, yes… but I love it!! Covered in chrome gold details and reflective plastic stickers that wouldn’t look out of place in a nightclub, this vintage robot toy is dressed for a party!

Star Robot – Epic Retro Space Toy with Pilot (Hexbug Nano)

NOW THIS IS EPIC! “Star Robot” is an awesome vintage toy robot produced in 1985 by Son AI Plastic Industrial Company Ltd. Star Robot has multiple flashing LED lights, a rotating body (rotate-o-matic) and a classic stop start walking action. The design features very loud 1980s high gloss gold detailing, colourful translucent plastics, electro sticker art as well as a laser gun and twin head-aerials. The centrepiece of the toy is the spaceman that sits inside the robot, revealed by the transparent chest window. The spaceman bounces up and down in his chair as he controls the robot. EPIC!!! This video also features a glow in the dark space scene with 3D solar system from Glowing Imagination as well as the glow in the dark Hexbug Nano.

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