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ELECTRO MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPANThis is a rare robot by any standards. It is essentially a large battery operated version of Mego Man. The inspiration is clearly the plastic Mr Machine robot.

The silver tin battery operated robot has a tall thin skirted body with flat tin legs attached to large circles. Long thin arms lie parallel to the legs. A bright red comic face is topped with a black tin hat. In action the wheels and legs move, along with the arms. The head hinges back with a laughing action and light flashes behind clear red spark panel in chest. Copious gear related lithography. Batteries fit in highly lithographed back pack.

SY Logo. Date?
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MECHANICAL SPACE MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPANtin lithographed astronaut robot. Wind up paddle foot with gel covered spark window in the chest. Four arm spinner antenna. Litho oxygen tanks. Two litho versions shown: 1: light blue with white head and brown paddle feet 2: green with orange head and pink paddle feet. Yoneya. Two window box versions shown, slight wording variation. spaceman
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MECHANICAL SPACE MAN With Swivel Antenna - SY/YONEYA - JAPANLight blue tin lithographed astronaut robot with orange head and silver paddle feet. Wind up paddle foot with gel covered spark window in the chest. Four arm spinner antenna. Litho oxygen tanks. Yoneya spaceman
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MECHANICAL SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG - SY/YONEYA for FRANKONIA - JAPANSilver litho tin wind up version of the SY Sparky with split, ie separate legs, unlike the more common joined legs. Japan Imported by Frankonia. See also the blue Wind Up Sparky Robot version. On sale in September 1967.

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MECHANICAL WALKING ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANSmall bullet shaped tin wind up with paddle feet. Metallic blue lithography with dials. Large red eyes. The box art clearly depicts this version of the robot but it appears to have been used for others in the range. Robot 7 has been seen in this box. Robot 7 group.

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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.

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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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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN VERSION 5 - SY/YONEYA - JAPANTin wind up grey robot. (No antenna or head pip.) The arms of this version are all metal; some versions have a yellow plastic hand insert that slots into the arm. Several feet variations exist: gold, red, rounded, square - and different leg construction. Second type (later) box.

There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following:

SPACE MAN printed on the back not ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT
A fixed key, not a separate one.
SY logo on the side of the body
Full red eye dots, not semicircles.

Yoneya
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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSION 1 - SY/YONEYA - JAPANTin wind up grey robot. Spinning hoop antenna version. Note that the arms of this version have yellow plastic hand inserts. Several feet variations exist: gold, red, rounded, square - and different leg construction. Nicknamed the Clown Robot. The box art shows a coiled spring antenna on the head though the actual robot lacks this.

Box Art: it's not a depiction of the Spaceman robot, this is a picture of the most common Easelback Robot. Look at the antenna, the hand claws, the feet and the graphics.

The box art shows an antenna that is not on the toy. The art work was altered to remove the antenna, and make the picture much more like the box contents.

Advertised in the Spiegel catalog for 1961. This is probably one of the earlier of the versions. This is based on the art work, the folding key, the rounded feet and the leg design (it has two metal struts inside the leg. Later versions economise with one metal strut)

There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following:

Note: Original robots have SPACE MAN printed on the back. They have a fixed key, not a separate one. SY logo marked on the side of the body. They have full red eye dots, not semicircles.

Reproductions have ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT on the back.


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MECHANICAL WALKING SPACE MAN, VERSIONS - SYSY/YONEYA - JAPANAKA Clown Robot

These are presented in speculative production order. Timeline evidence is needed to confirm or disprove this.

Version 1
Spinning antenna, separate face parts, separate breastpart, separate plastic yellow hands, round red feet, hinged key, box version No 1 (the most expensive and complicated to make with spinning antenna, separate face parts and separate hands, hinged key and separately moving red shoes, also the box art seems to be more early)

Version 2
Antenna, printed face (with tab in mouth, looks liKe a tongue), tin arms/hands, red round feet, rigid key (?), box version No 1 (as version 1, but simplified arms)

Version 3
Red pip/knob on head, separate face parts, separate breast part, separate plastic yellow hands, round red feet, hinged key, box version No 2 (?) (same as 1 but the spinning antenna mechanism was replaced by a red knob)
followed by

Version 4
Red pip/knob on head, printed face and breastpart, tin arms/hands, round red feet, rigid key, box version No 2 (?) (same as 3 but separate hands are simplified to one tin part, also face and breastpart is now printed on the robot.

REPRODUCTION ALERT
There are good quality reproductions available. To identify an original look for the following:

SPACE MAN printed on the back not ATOMIC ROBOT or SPACE ROBOT
A fixed key, not a separate one.
SY logo on the side of the body
Full red eye dots, not semicircles.

Yoneya
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MEGO MAN - SY/YONEYA FOR MEGO - JAPANLithographed tin wind up robot. This unusual robot is a copy of the Ideal Mr Machine. Advances with wheels turning as his arms and legs move and bell rings.

Red and silver face versions shown.

On sale in August 1961.


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MIGHTY ROBOT CARRYING APOLLO - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANA variation of the Yone Jumping Rocket wind up. The small lithographed tin and plastic hopping robot creature is pulling along a vinyl rocket with paper decals.

Th box has a"carring" typo.
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MIGHTY ROBOT WITH SPARKING - DAITO - JAPANThis bronze lithographed tin robot has the appearance of flattened cyclinder. The litho has rivet detailing with white and pink lines. Wind up with spark action. The robot body, head and legs are all part of one structure: two halves are crimped together. There is a little red plastic spark window in the chest. The long red plastic arms. A fixed plastic key is attached to the side. In action the robot rolls forward while the chest sparks. 5" 13cm Date?

Some sources connect Daito with Yoneya.
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ROBOT KING - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANPlastic wind up stepover robot with large rotating antenna, Radar Robot Style. "Walking Action Revolving Radar. No 2277 Window box.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK COLOR VARIATIONS - SY/YONEYA - JAPANPaddle foot tin wind up color variations. Yoneya
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, LIGHT BLUE - SY/YONEYA - JAPANLight blue version of the silver tin wind up paddle foot Robot with Spark. Spark window. Yoneya. This version came in the standard box which coincidentally shows a light blue robot.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, PINK VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANTin wind up paddle foot robot with spark window. Yoneya (trade mark SY). Sparks appear in red gel in centre of chest. Seen mostly in silver, also available in pink as shown, blue, red and green. sparky.
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ROBOT WITH SPARK, RED VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANRed version of the tin paddle foot wind up robot from Yoneya (SY). Also shown is the box with red artwork. Spark panel in chest. The red box is believed to have been used with a range of robot colors.
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ROTATING ROBOT JAPANESE BOX - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANRed plastic body with tin upper. Small tin and plastic windup robot - rotates. V design on chest. Chromed silver antennas. Stepover feet. See also the Yone Walking Explorer Robot and Philip the Robot.
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SPACE F.D. ROBOT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANRed lithographed tinplate astronaut robot. Holds a yellow plastic hosepipe. Advances with moving paddle feet. Astronaut, Fire Department Robot. Based on the SY Robot with Spark body. This is the version wearing a hat and the box also shows the fireman with a hat. The reason for the removal or addition of the hat is unclear but may be a cost-cutting measure. 18cm Date?

The box pictured here carries a logo at the bottom left indicating that the Fire Department robot was a special edition made for distribution exclusively in Italy. There is a box version without this logo.

Note: this robot has been reproduced. Originals have a fixed key on the robot's left side. Repros have a removable key that fits on the right.

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SPACE F.D. ROBOT, NO HAT - SY/YONEYA - JAPANRed lithographed tinplate astronaut robot. Holds a yellow plastic hosepipe. Advances with moving paddle feet. Astronaut, Fire Department Robot. Based on the SY Robot with Spark body. This is the version without a hat and the box also shows the fireman bare headed. The reason for the removal or addition of the hat is unclear but may be a cost-cutting measure. 18cm Date?

Note: this robot has been reproduced. Originals have a fixed key on the robot's left side. Repros have a removable key that fits on the right.
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TETSUJIN 28 "OWL" ROBOT - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANSmall tin wind up with litho T-28 details. 9.5cm. Flat plastic arms. Available in blue and gold litho versions. Probably sold in trade packs - no box known. Called the Owl Robot because of the beak like nose. Wire key. Wheels. Tetsujin.
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THE ROBOT "CAPTAIN" - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANThis is the original Japanese version of this much copied robot. Tin and plastic wind up stepover robot. This robot, although called Captain the Robot, appears in the Calderon catalog for 1976. English and Japanese box versions shown. Marked Yone. Window box. The ears are shown positioned vertically on the box but are easily turned into the horizontal position.
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WALKING EXPLORER ROBOT - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANSmall tin and plastic windup robot, Brown body tin upper. Rotates. A popular, long-lived small plastic and tin wind up robot that rotates. Sold originally in trade boxes of a dozen. This robot was later produced by other manufacturers Also sold as Philip the Robot. See also the Swivel Robot.
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WALKING SILVER ROBOT - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANSmall tin and plastic wind up stepover robot with litho eyes and red nose. Sold in trade boxes. Later produced by other companies. Original has Yone 2134 on back
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WIND UP SPARKY ROBOT, SPLIT LEG VERSION - SY/YONEYA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tin wind up robot with a red spark window in the chest. This robot is described as having "split legs" ie two long normal legs, compared with the more usual design. The lithography is identical to the MECHANICAL MIGHTY ROBOT, though the base color is blue.

On sale in 1966.

See also the silver Mechanical Sparky Robot version.
 
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