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BLINK-A-GEAR ROBOT - TAIYO - JAPAN

Walks with moving gears and flashing lights. Plasic arms, feet and legs. This is a reworking of the 1967 Wheel-A-Gear robot: the rubber pulley has been replaced with meshing plastic gears and the metal antenna has been removed. In addition the relatively complex moving eye feature has been removed, so the eyes are fixed. There is a light in the head that illuminates the eyes and the top dome.

There is a similarity between the Taiyo robots and the Yoshiya High Wheels. Though Yoshiya and Taiyo were separate companies they probably shared projects. The Blink-A-Gear appears in an undated Yoshiya catalog. 28cm

A version of the box with the KO logo is known.

The Blink-A-Gear appears in the 1969 Gamble-Aldens Christmas catalog for 1969.