Talking Missile Robot with box packaging and accessories

Made:
1981 in Japan

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

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

Talking Missile Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Yonezawa Toys, Japan, 1981

Talking Missile Robot was designed to walk, launch missles from either side of its head, and speak a range of phrases. This complexity demonstrates the amount of development attention puit in to what was a very popular toy, and one which helped reinforce in the public imagination what robots might in future look or behave like.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-432
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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