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CRAGSTAN ROBOT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN

Silver grey body, tin battery operated robot. Advances with mystery bump and go action as the head lights and interior spins. "Revolving Color Dome Lights" Probably the first of this range of Yonezawa skirts; it is currently the version with the earliest confirmed sighting. The Cragstan distributor features prominently on the toy and the box.

The lightning strike on the chest plate is the same as that on the Modern Robot. The wording on the chest plate is Cragstan Robot.

Note that the robot has same yellow battery box with red and white batteries drawing as the Directional Robot.


Widely on sale in 1961; it is usually described as the "Mystery Robot", but identifiable because of the lightning bolts on the chest. The robot was still available in the Yonezawa catalog for 1963.

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