09 March 2009

Tin Wind up Robot Collectibles

During my father's generation, toys were made of Tin instead of plastic. It come in different shapes and sizes. With a simple wind-up mechanism, it transform into an action toy fascinating children of that generation. As plastic came along, tin toys became collectibles.

I am fortunate to get a piece of history in my toy collection and here is my Tin wind-up robot.


The robot design is one of the popular design during the birth of the science fiction era. The LEDs faces, block outline, meter on his chest are all signature of a robot design. The size of my Robot toy however is not any taller than a size of a regular pen.


The robot comes with movable hands and a wind-up gadget on his side. All you need to do is to insert the key, wind it up and he is ready to go.


Here's a short video of my robot in action. Do excuse the amateurish video skill.

This classic robot toy comes in 3 different colors. Red, Blue and Gold.

Now you can get to own this Classic looking toy as a collectible for less than USD$10 (excluding shipping)! Contact me here for more details. :)

10 comments :

Jcee said...

Wow so old school!

Jaded said...

Wow!

I had one of these many years ago. (Similar). But it got all rusted (Yes, It rust!) and it went with the trash.

LEon said...

@Jcee
Ya rather old school but it's classic!

@jaded
Yes it will rust if the keeping condition is not idea. Rule of the thumb, no contact with water and keep in dry places away from moisture.

desmond said...

Leon, this one is older than the ancient toys that I have..Haha!!

Tommy said...

That is ancient!

LEon said...

@desmond and Tommy
As ancient as it is, you can get one now at an affordable price! If you need more detail can contact me . :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Having a special key to wind up the toy is really cool! Seems that you have a diverse collection of toys. Great work for the video too!

LEon said...

@Dennis
That is not really a special key. The same key can actually wind up other tin wind-up toys that I will be reviewing here later. I just started the fever for Tin toys recently. Hehehe

I'm quite a selective collector and not those "Got-to-have-them-all" collector. That is why I got some of each esp over the years. :P

RiP666 said...

classic...

i want to see more hehehe

LEon said...

@Rip666

There will be more, I promise. :)

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