Daiya - Ranger Robot

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Daiya - Ranger Robot 1963

The story behind this rare robot is one I really wanted to share so here we go:

in 2012 I came into contact with somebody from Australia. I was offered a Ranger Robot in parts, broken but complete and when I bought the robot, it was sent with its original box ( I did not expect the box ) and I found out the robot was old stock store and was never been played with. the robot was new but had a broken arm and was not working. I repaired the arm and fixed the mechanism. The mechanism just needed a few drops of oil because the original oil dried out. The robot had been stored away in a garage since 1963 !

I contacted the seller and thanked him for the wonderfull robot. As always I wanted to know the story behind the robot and I asked the seller for this info. He told me the robot belonged to his father in law who owned a toyshop for more than 50 years. He was cleaning out the garage that was filled with old unsold toys and he found this robot.

I asked the seller whenever he would find other robots or spacetoys in that garage to contact me and then he told me there were 10 more of these robots, all in original box, and some of them were new and unplayed with.  You can guess the rest of this story ! :-) 

I bought 10 of these robots in 2012 and sold nine of them.. kept the best one till the end and that is the robot you are looking at right now !

Daiya Ranger Robot was made in the early sixties in Japan by Daiya and is one of the greatest plastic robot made in the golden age. Its a rare and very scarce robot. The reason for this is that the robot is very fragile and simply not many survived hours of beeing played with. Making plastic robots in the fifties was not common because all robots were totally made out of lithographed tin. In action this robot walks forward with Voice Sound ( thats what the box tells
us) but plz dont ask me what it is :). The mechanism is visable in his chest and he puffs smoke and a this all comes with a great robotlightaction.

When you have this robot in hands you understand immediately why only a few survived and why these robots are so hard to find.

The condition of this example is near mint and only a tiny crack in the battery door is keeping this robot from beeing perfect and mint.  The robot has never been played with and is in awesome condition. The plastich body and legs are perfect. The robot works fine and strong and is all original and complete and he smokes like he is just having his first cigarette :) 

The box is original and near mint as well. some writing on the box is keeping it from beeing mint. Comes with both original inserts. 

Very scarce scarce robot in this condition with original box. You will not find a better example ever again of this legendary robot.... promise !

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