Television Spaceman Robot

Made:
1967 in Japan
Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools

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Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
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Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Television Spaceman Robot, 1959, Alps, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Television Spaceman Robot, manufactured by Alps, Japan, 1959

The Television Spaceman Robot was made in three different versions throughout the 1960s, though all used the same box art. The TV in the robot's chest lit up to show 'moving space pictures', and the robot could walk forwards slowly while its arms moved and lights flashed. It set a pattern for many other robot toys which followed.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-438
Materials:
copper (metal), plastic (unidentified) and tin plated
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment