Super Robot with box packaging

Made:
1972 in Japan
Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools

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Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
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Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Super Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan. SCM - Hand and Machine Tools
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Super Robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1972.

This model of toy robot was released in the 1972 Horikawa catalogue. It set a new style in robot design, with a two-colour paint finish in red and blue, and the popular 'Rotate-o-Matic' mechanism along with two guns concealed behind doors on the robot's chest. The 'Super Robot' name was applied by Horikawa to other designs.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-440
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment