Yonezawa - Mechanical Moon Robot aka Ribbonhead Robby

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Yonezawa - Mechanical Moon Robot     aka  Ribbonhead Robby

Made in the early sixties ( 1961 ) by Yonezawa in Japan. This windup Moon Robot is better known as Ribbonhead Robby. The robot is made completely out of tin with a plastic dome. The robot is driven by a strong clockwork mechanism with spraking action and some strange action in his head. Three colored " things " are rotating and give the head a sort of kaleidoscope effect.

I found the robot in Italy. I bought the robot from a former collector and this was the last robot he kept, he saved the best for last :)
Near mint robot in ditto box, he told me. He wanted to keep this robot but he just needed the money....sorry for him, lucky me.

I can be pretty short about the condition: Near mint and all original robot in ditto box. The robot looks hardly been played with before ever and works like new, even sparks. The pink dome is original and free of cracks. The ears of the robot show some wear but are complete and original. There is some minor wear a the back of the robot, common for all the ribbon head robots. I have had many and they all show the same light wear in the paint, mostly at the back and on the legs. This example only shows it a bit on the back, its even not visable in the pictures. Its common for these robots.
The robot comes in its original box with inserts. Box is excellent to near mint and shows some shelf wear. no tears or damage, no repairs to the box ever done.

You will have a hell of a job to ever upgrade this one....!!

Ribbonhead Robby Robot is a very scarce robot in any condition and extremely scarce in THIS condition. Excellent to near mint robot with ditto box

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