Maker: Marumiya

JAPAN circa 1960


Another one-off manufacturer, Marumiya, produced this impressive robot with a surprise action. It's usual for innocent looking toys to shock the observer with monster heads and the like.

Marumiya achieve their effect by inverting the process: a monsters head opens to reveal a friendly little astronaut below.

The robot has vivid, eye-catching green litho with multicoloured highlights. The arms are blue vinyl.

A very expensive acquisition for your collection!

Mint-original packaging is extremely hard to locate...(picture courtesy of Alphadrome)