Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with box packaging

Made:
1966-1969 in Japan
Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with packaging, 1960's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools. Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with packaging, 1960's, Horikawa, Japan.  Hand and Machine Tools.

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Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with packaging, 1960's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
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Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with packaging, 1960's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Attacking Martian (Big head) robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1966-1969

This toy robot by Horikawa was a major retail success. It was capable of new actions and featured new styling - it came in silver and later gold, and the chest doors opened to reveal the ligted guns within - a feature that was copied by subsequent toy robots. Attacking Martian was, then, a major influence on public perceptions of robots in the real world.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-429
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle