JAPAN circa 1960
Space Robot X-70 aka Tulip Robot is an unusually made toy.
It is something like a Trojan Horse from the Greek Mythology,with it's hidden surprises !
Tulip is a unique blend of tin plate and plastic (purple tin body,head,legs and plastic molded orange arms).
It is battery operated and moves forward smoothly but....stops after 5 steps and it's head splits open revealing a plastic colorful rotating lighted camera and screen...
Original packaging of the toy is very hard to be found.
The box artwork is also awesome and features a very colorful Saturn and our giant Tulip destroyer with huge metallic claw hands-completely different to the robot's real hands!
Height- 30 cm
MIOB $ 1.920
(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)