Robby the Robot Toys

By | June 10, 2018

Robby the Robot Toy 1950Classic sci-fi movie fans will fondly remember Robby the Robot as the iconic mechanical character from the 1956 sci-fi movie, Forbidden Planet, starring Leslie Nielsen. Robby was originally designed by a Japanese-American engineer Robert Kinoshita and the robot was built for about $125,000 inside a MGM prop department in 1955 for his first movie. The popularity of the film and its high tech robot inspired a series of toy lines during the 1950's and 1960's. The original Robby the Robot toys were produced by Japanese toy company Nomura. The battery powered mechanical toy walked on moving legs with parts moving and lighting up inside the helmet. The robot actually walked in a circles, not in a straight line.  The pistons inside the dome are moved by rubber bands. They operated on either C or D cell batteries. If you are feeling nostalgic, the holiday season is a great time to buy one of these robots for a robot collector. If you already have your own vintage toy collection, you will want to buy your very own mint Robby the Robot toy available for sale by these online dealers below.



1997 Wind Up Action Toy ROBBY THE ROBOT from Forbbiden Planet by Rocket USA
$17.50 (7 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-21-2018 17:35:23 PDT


MASUDAYA 1983 Wind Up ROBBY THE ROBOT 425 LOST IN SPACE Toy JAPAN SHIPS FREE
$74.99
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-21-2018 18:21:42 PDT


Robby the Robot SDCC Exclusive Metallic Purple Diecast Figure
$329.99
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-21-2018 18:43:37 PDT


Vintage 1980s Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot Talking Figure Masudaya1 5 NIB
$599.99
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-21-2018 18:47:35 PDT


1984 ROBBY The ROBOT 16 Masudaya ROBOT in BOX Lights Sound Forbidden Planet
$595.00
Sale Ends Monday Oct-22-2018 7:04:00 PDT


Robby The Robot Modify
$550.00
Sale Ends Monday Oct-22-2018 7:04:29 PDT


Billiken 9 Robby the Robot Tin Wind Up with Disintegrator Ray Gun
$299.95
Sale Ends Monday Oct-22-2018 15:14:53 PDT


Robby the Robot with Blaster Osaka Tin Toy Forbidden Planet
$599.00
Sale Ends Monday Oct-22-2018 21:43:23 PDT


2013 SDCC X PLUS FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY THE ROBOT PURPLE DIECAST FIGURE NEW RARE
$299.98
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-23-2018 12:40:37 PDT


Schylling Planet Robot Black Tin Toy Windup Robby the Robot
$20.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:17:42 PDT


Schylling Planet Robot Red Tin Toy Windup Robby the Robot SALE
$19.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:18:19 PDT


2013 SDCC X PLUS FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY THE ROBOT BLUE DIE CAST FIGURE NEW RARE
$299.98
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:32:46 PDT


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The Robby the Robot toys were later replicated and reproduced in limited edition by Masudaya and Osaka Toy Institute. If you didn't find the toys you are looking for, try our links to search for other manufacturers of robot toys listed below.

Nomura Robby the Robot Toy 1950s


 
Robby the Robot's first role in a major motion picture: Forbidden Planet 1956