Updated: August 19, 2006
ROBBY PISTON ACTION ROBOT (GOLD)
Produced by the Japanese Toy Company Nomura in 1958. Normura filled out
it's mid-priced Robby-style product range with alternate colors of Piston
Action Robots. Then as now, multiple colors allow manufacturers to offer
case lots of similar goods to wholesalers for easy break-up at the retailers
level. In this way, cost savings are passed on through the various levels of
distribution, with the ultimate goal of enhancing profit margins on each unit
This gold version of the 11-inch Piston Action Robot was likely manufactured
during the same time frame as the silver edition. Interestingly, collectors
discribe little valuation difference between silver & gold versions. As
expected, the toy is functionally identical in every way, & comes packed in
the same, high-quality illustration box that makes such a nice complement to
that which houses Mechanized Robot. Silver or gold, the squatness of Piston
Action Robot shine through.
Value: (Mint in Original Box) $3,000.