The Conscience LTD - 8th Man Robot aka Eight Man Robot
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The Conscience LTD - 8th Man Robot
This robot is a professionally made reproduction by The Conscience LTD, based in Hong Kong. of the scarce and impossible to find 8th man that was made by Yonezawa in 1963. A driven Italian collector, based in Hongkong and China searched for this robot for years but was never able to find it. He decided to go around the other way and started to think about reproducing this robot in a limited productionrun of 1000 examples.
The result is stunning, not only the robot is high quality made, the robot is almost an exact copy of the original and works the same as the original 8th Man. Ever robot is individually marked and numbered and comes with a fantastic box.
The robot is battery operated and walks with swinging arms, walking action and kaleidoscope action in the ring around his head. Made out of lithographed tin.
The story about this manga based robot is amazing and I found the story on a website of a friend so here we go: The character and story were created in 1963 by Kazumasa Hirai and manga artist Jiro Kuwata. Murdered by criminals, Detective Yokoda's body is retrieved by Professor Tani and taken to his laboratory. There, Tani performs an experiment that has failed seven times; Yokoda is the latest subject to have his life force transferred into an android body.
For the first time, the experiment succeeds. Yokoda is reborn as the armor-skinned android 8 Man, able to dash at impossible speeds, as well as shape-shift into other people. He shifts himself into Yokoda, this time christening himself as "Hachiro Azuma". He keeps this identity a secret, known only to Tani and his police boss Chief Tanaka. Even his girlfriend Sachiko and friend Ichiro do not know he is an android. As 8-Man, Hachiro fights crime (even bringing his murderers to justice). He smoked "energy" cigarettes, to rejuvenate his powers, that he carried in a cigarette case on his belt.
This is number 500 / 1000.
Very nice made reproduction.
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