JAPAN circa 1964
Masudaya's Sonic Robot aka Train Robot,is a fascinating piece of design..
It characteristically makes a train noise, hence it's nickname.
It is part of the infamous Gang of Five skirted robots and it boasts a mystery bump-n'-go action with swinging arms and flashing eyes,ears.
It's chest design features a metallic panel and a smart/stylish switch.
The combination of colours is simply awesome - Sonic Robot is lovable!
Height - 38 cm
MIOB $ 6.600
(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)