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.



1997 Masudaya Robby the Robot 24 Large Talking Figure Model Forbidden Planet
$955.00
Sale Ends Thursday Aug-22-2019 16:47:31 PDT


24 Inch Robby The Robot Fully Modified Watch The Video
$1,775.00
Sale Ends Thursday Aug-22-2019 17:41:00 PDT


Schylling Planet Robot Red Tin Toy Windup Robby the Robot Great Christmas Gift
$25.00
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 6:58:16 PDT


MTH ROBBY THE ROBOT SPACE PATROL VEHICLE NEAR MINT MINT BEAUTIFUL CONDITION
$1,200.00
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 7:09:14 PDT


ROBBY THE ROBOT Modified
$499.95
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 10:55:45 PDT


Billiken 9 Robby the Robot Tin Wind Up with Ray Gun
$449.99
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 12:37:48 PDT


ROBBY THE ROBOT Forbidden Planet MASUDAYA 1983 Wind Up Toy 45 made in JAPAN
$9.40
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 15:17:53 PDT


Robby the Robot SDCC Exclusive Metallic Purple Diecast Figure
$269.99
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 18:43:37 PDT


Robby the Robot Space Trooper Tin Toy Crank Wind BLUE
$20.00
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-24-2019 5:16:44 PDT


Retro 9 Robot Space Trooper Friction Schylling TR2018 Toy Robby the Robot
$14.99
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-24-2019 18:06:56 PDT


VERY RARE Japanese Import X Plus Japan Robby the Robot 12 inch Figure Forbidden
$399.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-25-2019 4:22:47 PDT


Billiken 9 Robby the Robot Tin Wind Up with Disintegrator Ray Gun
$295.95
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-25-2019 10:43:53 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