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1996 Masudaya Robby the Robot 16 inch Model In Its Original Box

1996 Masudaya Robby the Robot 16 inch Model In Its Original Box


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1996 Masudaya Robby the Robot 16 inch Model In Its Original Box

A highly collectible 1996 Masudaya Robby the Robot 16 inch Model In Its Original Box, from the 1956 SciFi movie The Forbidden Planet.

The battery operated authentic replica robot is as new and never been used! The model has only been removed from the box in order to take the photographs. Lightly scuffed around the edges, the box has also slightly discoloured with age.

Inducted in the Robot Hall of Fame in 2004, Robby was made available for collectors in a variety of forms; some poor and some superb, some dinky and some life size. The Rolls Royce, yet increasingly scarce iconic version, is that produced by Masudaya. This beautiful Japanese manufactured 1996 recreation is 16″ (40.6cm) tall and an authentic replica (1/5 scale).

This version is in it’s original box (approximately 44.4cm x 23cm x 18cm), complete with the:

  • Instruction sheet
  • Extra set of interchangeable hands 
  • A set of small clear plastic parts for use on his head.

The mouth features a blinking light with a talking function: Pushing the button on its body will allow you to hear Robby say either of these three sentences:

“Welcome to Altair 4 Gentlemen. I am to transport you to the residence,”

“If you do not speak English, I am at your disposal with 187 other languages along with the various dialects and sub-tongues,”

“For your convenience I am monitored to respond to the name ‘Robby.’”

This is an exquisite model, (a collector's piece and not suitable for young children), and one which will delight its new owner. It's rare, desirable, has not been available for many years and very scarcely offered in this condition.

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Robby The Robot

One of the best-loved androids of all time, 'Robby the Robot' is an essential part of any robot enthusiast's collection. Who wouldn't want a replica of a genuine science fiction icon in their home? After first appearing in the 1956 MGM science fiction film Forbidden Planet, Robby the Robot made a number of appearances in other movies and television programs, making him one of the industry's most recognisable robots. In the film, the 6-foot 11-inch tall fictional robot was programmed to obey Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics. This knowledge becomes important near the end of the film when Robby refuses to kill the Krell because the robot recognises that the creature is actually the "id monster" an extension of Dr. Morbius, and therefore cannot be hurt or killed. 

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