Maker: Yonezawa

JAPAN circa 1963


The X-27 Moon Explorer robot is a great colorful item,with a nice lithographed chestplate, excellent blend of colors and smooth walking action.

Yonezawa manufactured a great robot toy featuring a barrel chest,flexi-style arms,mushroom-shaped head and a pair of bent aerial antennas...

The box is pretty rare for this friction powered toy and it features an astronaut in suit on the surface of a mountainous planet with deep space graphics including the Earth and flying saucers in the background.

At Griffiths auction (9-12-00) in New York, the box on it's own fetched $3.000....