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Updated: October 03, 2021

Kit History:

For many years Robby the Robot was conspicuous by its absence as a traditional model kit, and was often called, ‘the classic kit Aurora never made.' This lack was eventually rectified by a Comet Miniatures 1:8 scale multi-material kit, followed by the 1999 Polar Lights item in traditional injection styrene.

A kit of Robby carrying Altaira has also been done in a Jimmy Flintstone production albeit with Altaira's shapely legs in a non-poster attitude, and we featured it here.


Movie Poster Edition Scale: 1:12 Components: 57 plus card backer and 4 optional parts, not used here Assembled height: 205mm (8in) including base Manufacturer's ref: POL893


The 1956 movie 'Forbidden Planet' was made as a loose re-working of Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest', in which Robby the Robot played the spirit Ariel. The poster scene which is the basis of this new kit never actually appeared on-screen - Robby did carry various objects, but not Altaira! No matter - it made a great-looking poster, and now this Polar Lights kit makes it possible to match poster to model.

The Polar Lights kit is a neat production that echoes a classic piece of science-fiction imagineering. 1:12 scale makes Robby a perfect size for shelf-top display.

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