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ASTRONAUT WITH RAZER - NOGUCHI - JAPANThere's a dramatic mismatch between the slender astronaut 2001 Space Odyssey style astronaut on the box and the jolly fat astronaut inside. If you look closely you'll see the "Astronout" misspelling on box. Tin wind up astronaut with spark panel and paddle feet. No antenna. "Lego" style Noguchi spark window set into the chest. Inflated Michelin Man look. Based on 'W' or Tobor style.
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MACHINE ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANTin and vinyl paddle foot robot. This robot has a simple vinyl body with loose plastic arms and red metal paddle feet. Two main types are known: one with a spark window in the chest and one with no such panel. A slight box variation showing the spark (or not) accompanies each type.

Color variations: blue, green, grey and chrome silver.
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MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT EARLY VERSION - NOGUCHI - JAPANAn extremely successful robot judging by the number that have survived. This is a metallic green tin wind up robot with paddle feet. Spark window in chest. This is the earlier all-tin version.

Dated to 1968 in a Helen Gallagher-Foster House Christmas catalog
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MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARK - SU - KOREATin and plastic wind up paddle foot robot. This is a metallic blue litho version of the Noguchi original. Apart form the color, the other distinguishing feature is the use of red vinyl for the paddle feet. The feet are easily damaged. Plastic key.
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MECHANICAL ROBOT - PAPADOPOULOS - GREECEThis is a Greek release of the Noguchi Mechanical Sparking Spaceman. Tin wind up sparking paddle foot robot. This version has thin yellow plastic arms rather than the forward pointing tin ones of the original. No antenna. "Lego" spark window. The distinctive lithography includes a mask effect around the eyes. Greek. Pi logo. Date?
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MECHANICAL SPARKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANTin wind up robot with spark. Stepover feet. original. One of the "W" robots. Variations exist based on different hand and antenna types. This one has the knob hands and no antenna. There is reputedly a version of this robot with a different gel spark window.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT BLUE VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANAka POLKADOT ROBOT. Small bullet shaped polkadot windup paddle foot robot. Metallic blue version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. Noguchi connection.

It is probable that this robot was sold in trade boxes. There is no evidence that it is associated with the blue Walking Robot box.

Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT GREY VERSION - SY - JAPANAka POLKADOT ROBOT. Small bullet shaped polkadot windup paddle foot robot. Metallic grey version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. Noguchi connection.

It is probable that this robot was sold in trade boxes. There is no evidence that it is associated with the blue Walking Robot box.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - SY/YONEYA - JAPANVersion with spinning antenna. Tin wind up paddle foot robot. This is the SY (Yoneya) version. The same robot and box also appear with the Noguchi (N) logo. Carries the serial number 7622 as compared with the 8622 of the Noguchi version.

On sale September 1967.
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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT, ROBOT 7 VERSION - SY/YONEYA/NOGUCHI - JAPANSmall bullet shaped windup paddle foot robot. Silver version. The wire key is characteristic of the original versions of this much reproduced style of robot. Robot 7 group. The individual boxed version was released by SY.

The robot was also sold in trade boxes of a dozen. The tade box is an enlarged version of the individual box, but it carries the N Noguchi logo.

Yoneya
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SPACE ROBOT RX-800 - NOGUCHI - JAPANTin and plastic wind up robot with spark panel in chest. Tin lithographed body with dimpled Lego style clear plastic panel in the chest. Loose red plastic arms. Each leg and foot is a single plastic casting in red plastic. Marked Space Robot RX-008 on the back. There are red and grey feet versions.

A newspaper ad dates this to September 1971.
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SUPER ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANSquare tin wind up with paddle feet and spark panel. Yellow plastic antenna. "Lego" spark window. Plastic arms are used to wind the robot and alter its direction.
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TOBOR ROBOT MECANICO - CAPRI - ARGENTINALithographed tin wind up robot with paddle feet and spark panel. Round metal arms, no antenna. Metallic blue with red and yellow detailing. This version retains the forward pointing tin hands of the original and also has the "W" on the chest. No antenna.

This is an Argentinian version of the Noguchi Mechanical Sparking Spaceman. "Lego" spark window. Date?

"Robot Mecanico. Centelleante"

Argentina
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WIND UP WALKING ROBOT - NOGUCHI - JAPANTin wind up 'W' robot with spark panel. Yellow plastic antenna. Paddle feet. Round metal hands. "Lego" spark window. Other box variations exist, and the robot has been much reproduced in other countries. Look for arm variations.

Advertised in September 1969.
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WIND UP WALKING ROBOT WITH SPARK - NOGUCHI - JAPANTin wind up robot with paddle feet. Spark panel in chest. Has spinning antenna. Box detail. Carries the serial number 8622 as compared with the 7622 of the SY version.
 
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