Star Strider Robot with box packaging

Made:
1965-1975 in Japan
Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools.

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Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Star Strider Robot with packaging, 1980's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Star Strider Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1980's

The Star Strider robot toy by Harikawa was a very popular design, with the 1970s and 1980s production run re-using manufacturing moulds originally made in the early 1960s. this ensduring design shows the popularity of robot toys, and their enduring role cementing in the public imagination the potential forms that robots might in future take.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-409
Materials:
cardboard, copper (alloy), ink and metal plated (unknown)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle