Engine Robot with box packaging

Made:
1980-1989 in Japan
Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools.

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Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Engine Robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Engine Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1980-1989.

This toy robot stood out from its many rival designs by having a new 'smoking' feature. It represents the many designs of robot toy available, which had an enormous influence over public perceptions of robots, their form and function in the real world.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-420
Materials:
cardboard, copper (metal), ink, paint and plastic (unidentified)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment