Maker: Linemar

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 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

MIOB $3.800

(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)