Rare First Version 1959 Alps Television Robot Spaceman
for item 8314
$750.00 Plus Shipping
There were 3 versions of the ALPS Television Spaceman, this one being the oldest one, dated 1959 and made in Japan. First version has tin feet and legs, small TV screen, square metal antenna, U-shaped hands.
It was a very popular robot of it's time and sold exclusively in the Sears catalog.Unbelievable design and actions are characteristic of the late fifties/early sixties' robots .Very unique battery operated tin robot ( requires 2 D batteries not included)with multi actions including walking with swaying arms , spinning eyes , lighted mouth with spinning scrolling television screen depicting space men on the moon . The metal antenna acts as the off/on switch. Measures approximately 15" tall . In excellent condition , we tested the robot it works great, no missing parts, no cracks in the face plate or any where else , very clean even the battery pack on the back, little bit of paint rub loss on the corner of battery door from opening and closing it through the years and this is very minor. Sorry there is no box
I have a small video on my facebook page if anyone wants to see this in action