Robby the Robot Toys

By | December 2, 2018

Robby the Robot Toy 1950Classic science fiction 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.



1960s RIBBON ROBBY THE ROBOT by Yonesawa Japan RARE
$1,249.99
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-10-2019 21:41:59 PDT


SILVER Robby The Robot Figure Wind Up Tin RT02 Toy Made in Japan
$399.80
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 0:29:06 PDT


FORBIDDEN PLANETS ROBBY THE ROBOT TALKING FIGURE 1 5 SCALE MASUDAYA 1997 JAPAN
$189.29
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 8:16:35 PDT


Robby the Robot Billiken 9 Tin Wind Up NEW
$227.99
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 8:16:47 PDT


Osaka Tin Robby The Robot Forbidden Planet Lobby Toy Made In Japan
$399.99
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 8:17:07 PDT


X Plus Garage Toy Forbidden Planet ROBBY THE ROBOT Super Deformed Vinyl NEW
$139.95
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 16:26:37 PDT


ROBBY THE ROBOT 13 Osaka Tin Toy JET BLACK with RED HE WALKS PERFECTLY
$729.89
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 20:00:42 PDT


MS207 Red Robby the Robot Space Trooper Crank Wind Tin Toy w Box
$14.99
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 6:55:19 PDT


MS207 Black Robby the Robot Space Trooper Crank Wind Tin Toy w Box
$14.99
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 6:56:28 PDT


FORBIDDEN PLANETS ROBBY THE ROBOT TALKING FIGURE 1 5 SCALE MASUDAYA 1997 JAPAN
$314.95
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 13:01:16 PDT


Planet Robot Red Tin Toy Windup Robby the Robot New Schylling SALE
$19.00
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 16:32:20 PDT


ROBBY THE ROBOT FORBIDDEN PLANET by X PLUS DIECAST ACTION FIGURE IN BOX
$134.95
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 16:40:26 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