ROBOT CARE - TIPS
* If you store the toys for long periods of time make sure you run the toys for a full minute evey 6 months to stop the grease/oil inside from gumming up. You don't have to run them on the ground, holding them up is fine. Turn the rubber wheels a little bit also, it stops them from developing flat spots over time. Some people like to "jack" the toy up with something flat like coins so the wheels do not actually touch the ground
* If you are going to open a tin toy and need to prize open the metal tabs. I find the best thing instead of a screwdriver is a wooden peg thinned down slighty. You will really appreciate it when the time comes, and it will!, when you slip one day and the wooden peg gently glides across the litho and does not leave a dirty great scratch mark (been there done that)
* If you buy a toy that does not work. try this put in fresh batteries turn it up side a give it a couple sharp taps on the feet. It can free the motor if it has become gummed up.
* Gummed up toys can also be jumped back into
life by wiring them up to a small 6v battery and very quickly touching the toys
terminals. Warning if your toys has light bulbs for eyes take them out first.
(been there done
that. I have an R-35 I now call Stevie Wonder) If the eyes won't come out, don't take the risk leave well alone.