I like robots. I bought these two cheeky chappies over 15 years ago. What I really wanted was an original 1950’s Japanese tinplate battery robot but they were big money back then and they are even bigger money today.
My father used to tell me that Japan rebuilt itself after the war by manufacturing these toys.
Today, I would really like to own a Liliput Robot from the 1940’s. They are very hard to find and the cost reflects this. One fetched £540 in Christies back in 2005. Yeah……..WOW!
If you would like to read more about it, I found an interesting article on tinplate toys HERE