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ROBBY THE ROBOT LUNAR KIT & DIORAMA

Updated: August 31, 2012

FORBIDDEN PLANET - ROBBY THE ROBOT - RESIN MODEL - Until the release of "Star Wars," Robby the Robot was the most famous mechanical man in Hollywood history.

Robby's first appearance was on film, in the 1956 Sci-fi classic, "Forbidden Planet." But the robot has been seen in many other movies, and has made numerous TV appearances as well. In fact, Robby is the only special effect to have his own film career!

The brilliant automation was created by Japanese designer, Robert Kinoshita, whose credits also include the blinking "Lost in Space" robot. Shown here is a fantastic resin model of Robby, and probably the finest, most accurate model figure of the character ever produced. Meticulously crafted, this is an early resin kit of Robby, released 14 years ago by the original Lunar Models of Texas. The sculpture is magnificent, and does a fine job interpreting the classic movie robot in miniature, with every aspect in perfect proportion, and each part crisply realized. Assembled, Robby stands approx. 10 1/2" tall, and features a clear vacu-form dome, as well as swiveling arms and positionable hands. All parts are cleanly pressure cast in solid resin, with smaller parts still sealed in their polybag.

This rare wonder is complete, unbuilt, and comes packed in its original box with a color photo attached. Now 50, Robby the Robot continues to spark the imagination of millions, and is surely a major pop culture icon of the 20th Century. When it comes to robots in resin, it just doesn't get any better than Lunar's Robby.

Value: $200.


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