New SIlver Robot with box packaging

Made:
1969 in Japan
New Silver Robot with packaging, 1970, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. New Silver Robot with packaging, 1970, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. New Silver Robot with packaging, 1970, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools.

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

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

New Silver Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1969

This was a chrome silver version of Horikawa's previous 'New Astronaut' toy robot. The revised colour may speak to contemrporay fascination with space and sci-fi, which featured a range of silver-coloured robot characters.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-421
Materials:
cardboard, copper (metal), ink and plastic (unidentified)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle