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A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)
A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)

A sought after vintage 1965 Daiya Robot (for restoration)

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R 2,999.00
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R 2,999.00
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This vintage Daiya Robot is a great find in this condition, an awesome project to tackle. Once restored these little robots are worth quite a penny!! In action, Ranger walks forward on shuffling legs while a multi-colored light rotates under the dome on its head. Every few steps he pauses, lets out the kind of screeching of noise that guaranteed parental rage, raises and lowers his arms, and blows smoke. Ranger's one of the few 'bots from the Fifties and Sixties to do so.
It doesn't look like any of the toys that preceded it, and it never really inspired any of the toys that followed. First, of course, there's the crystal clear outer shell. Plastic became pretty common in the middle- to late Sixties, but for the most part, it was used as a cheap, easy-to-manufacture alternative to tin. In the case of Ranger Robot, though, it's a design decision, pure and simple. Some toy maker got it in his head that it'd be completely cool to make a robot with a see-through body.
Only what is shown in the pics are the parts we have. The last photo shows what the original looks like. Please view the pics as they form part of the description.

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