Updated: July 24, 2006|
This is a casting of an authentic 12" Remco LOST IN SPACE Robot
toy from 1966. The idea was not to create a straight duplicate
of the toy itself - but to make an accurate remake of "The
Mechanical Men" props from the episode by the same name.
As you recall, all the mechanical men/robots were redressed Remco
toys. Here, though, the original toy was disassembled and molded
in hollow-cast pieces. The finished assembled casting is hollow
and has a bright light in the chest activated by a button in the
back. The arms swing back and forth freely. In place of the
original cardboard cutouts, panels were constructed to more closely
emulate the panels on the full size Robot costume/prop. A
concession to this reconstruction is that it does not roll as the
original did, but rather, is stationary. This particular piece depicts
the standard color scheme of the robots in the episode.
Please understand that no one in their right mind would permanently
alter a real Remco toy these days - so why not enjoy a reconstruction
of "The Mechanical Men" for a comparatively reasonable price? If you're
lucky enough to own a real Remco toy - imagine how nice one of these
Robots would look displayed next to it.
Thanks Jerry and Darryl for this Remco Robot replica!