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Robert the Robot cutout photo



Issued 1954 by Ideal Toy Corp. as world's first plastic toy mechanical man.

Robert the Robot is the Mechanical Man that talks, lights up his eyes and head, swings his arms, and is driven everywhere through a hand-cranked remote control. Early version had a removable belly button that housed a mini-metal hammer, screw driver, and pliers.

Robert the Robot flyer

Courtesy Poof-Slinky Catalog

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