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CHIEF SMOKY - MR CHIEF - YOSHIYA - JAPAN

Tin battery op. Advances with bump and go mystery action as his head lights and his hat smokes. KO skirt

Based on the Chief Robot Man pressing, though the belly button is a lithographed circle instead of a plastic part. The arms are metal. The robot first appears specifically with the Mr Chief nameplate version in the 1963 Simpsons-Sears Christmas catalog. The Chief Smoky chest plate version on sale in November 1964.

The name confusion arises because the box calls him Chief Smoky and the art work depicts the robot with that name on his chest plate. The actual robot can have either Chief Smoky or Mr Chief wording. To make things more confusing, the box gives him the extra title of Advanced Robotman.

"Puffing steamlike smoke. Lited see thru action. "