JAPAN circa 1958
Linemar's Lantern Robot is a fascinating example of the mid 50's-early 60' era of wicked artistry of Japanese toy-making..It is a highly desirable toy.
During operation the remote controlled battery operated robot moves forward while swinging his illuminated lantern and blowing smoke(believed to be..baby talk powder,due to a chemical smoking process)..from his mouth!
Below is a Lantern giant Robot made by Comettoys-only 3 pieces made..
Height - 8 inches
(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)