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.

Billiken 9 Robby the Robot Tin Wind Up with Disintegrator Ray Gun
Sale Ends Thursday Aug-16-2018 11:53:26 PDT

Osaka Tin Toy Japan Robby the Robot Mechanized Robot Battery Operated CHROME
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Black ROBBY THE ROBOT windup tin toy by Osaka OTTI Japan w Numbered Certificate
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ROBBY THE ROBOT Forbidden Planet plastic Wind Up 45 in Modern Toys Rocket USA
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Masudaya16 Robby The Robot Talking figure Forbidden Planet Complete
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1984 ROBBY The ROBOT 16 Masudaya ROBOT in BOX Lights Sound Forbidden Planet
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Robby The Robot Modify
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Schylling Planet Robot Red Tin Windup Robby the Robot NO RESERVE FREE SHIPPING
$10.50 (7 Bids)
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Twilight Zone Robby the Robot Tin wind up special edition action figure
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ROBBY THE ROBOT 13 Osaka Tin Toy Silver Maroon Arms NEW WALKS GREAT
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Vintage 1980s Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot Talking Figure Masudaya1 5 NIB
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1997 Red Robby the Robot Windup Toy
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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