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ATTACKING MARTIAN GOLD - HORIKAWA - JAPAN

Made in Japan by Horikawa trademark 'SH', 1966 first version all tin plate in gold. Battery operated walking action, chest doors open and two cannons pop out flashing with gun noise. Robot version of the Horikawa Attacking Martian. First generation. This battery operated robot came in an an iconic red box with graphics showing many Attacking Martians falling from the sky.

Earliest versions have large tin arms and and the white tin battery box and gold metal chest panel. Widely on sale in 1966.

It is assumed that for economy Horikawa later switched to using a black plastic battery box. These version have the thick tin arms.

One version came in a box with a 'Telsalda' importers label on the lid, who are better known for importing plastic toys and general items into the UK from Hong Kong. - 29cm