Daiya - Road Construction Roller

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Daiya - Road Construction Roller


The holy grail for robby the robot collectors: Robby on the construction roller. The toy was made in the late fifties in Japan by Daiya. The official name of the toy is Road Construction Roller.

I found this battery operated toy in the US. It was always one of my favorites because robby is there :) but I could never lay my hands on a nice example. This one however even has the original box, wow !!

In action this robby roller comes with mystery bump and go action, at both sides pistons go up and down and the 12 camshafts ( Yes its a real six cylinder :)  pump up and down like the real ones. A VERY impressive toy and even more because I could look inside and saw the system daiya made to make this pistons and camshafts working visable... its really AMAZING !! its a complex mechanism, really really cool !!

The condition of this robby roller is near mint There is only minor playwear as you can expect from a played with toy from the fifties. both the roller and the robot survived the years very well. only some light wear and scratches.  The Roller is all complete and original and works fine and strong, no flaws to mention. Batterycompartment is clean.

And then... there is the original box with the famous "damage" on exactly the spot where robby`s head sticks out... the box was simply not big enough for the toy. nobody cared those days but the result is that you never see this toy without this "head hole"  ;-) Besides the famous hole the box is really excellent and one of the best i have seen for this toys, untouched and unrestored and that is how these boxes must stay !!

Well... there is not much more to tell, other than this holy grail is a rarity of its own. Extremely rare and scarce with original box in working and original order.... You will probably not see a second one in life in this condition !

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