I’m just amazed at the toy robots in the Lesser Collection — as I mentioned yesterday, the collection is up for auction through Smith House Toy & Auction Company from April 24 through May 9.
Take the Lilliput robot, for example. Most robot collectors acknowledge this toy as the first mass-produced robot. It was released in Japan in the late 1940s, and though it looks a bit primitive compared to its more sophisticated descendants, the quality of craftsmanship is unmistakable and certainly bodes well for the future of its kind.
Take a look:
Not only did Robert Lesser find this robot in outstanding condition, the box is a seldom-seen treat, as is the original key. Yes, that’s the original key tag still attached to the key!
It’s okay to be amazed, I sure am!