Classic 1980s Robot Collection.
This listing is for my cherished 1980s robot collection, collected over the past twenty five years. Reluctantly it's now time to let the gang find a new home. There are eighteen robots in total, 1p start, no reserve.
Condition & Other Information:
I will go through each robot below, this listing includes fifty large photos, so if they're not appearing quickly, please be patient. Some of the robots are tested and fully working, some have some issues, and some have never been tested at all.
I'm afraid I won't split the collection, this auction is for everything, and due to their weight and bulk, this is a 'cash on collection only' listing. With that in mind, UK bidders only please.
Large Photos: (may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient)
The Gang All Together
Robo Scout by Sharper Imager Design. This robot sold in tiny numbers, and I imported from the USA at great expense. It's like R2D2, supported on two legs with an egg shaped body in the middle. He talks and has an animated mouth made of lights. He has controllable arms and comes with some trays you can balance glasses on.
The best feature of Robo Scout is a controller with built in TV screen so you can see what the robot sees. You can go into another room, and literally take control of the robot and amaze your friends. Speak into the controller and your voice is transformed robot style, and because you can see who you're talking to, you can really interact with people, it's great fun.
He comes with his original box, poly inners, manual, two trays, controller and both power chargers (USA step down required). The photo makes it look like there is a mark on his dome head, but it's just a trick of the camera, he's in lovely physical condition. There is a problem though, the main battery in the robot is no longer holding charge. A common fault, and there is a brilliant site giving full guidance how to change the battery - I just never got round to it.
Boxed Omnibot - the box is in good shape with poly inners and tray. The robot is in great physical shape, but yellowed a little. Doesn't come with controller, but I have previously used all my omnibots so I believe it is still fully functional.
Two More Omnibots (so three in total). These are both in really lovely condition, I think one is Japanese and one is European. Both have their controllers.
Hearoid, one of the rarest in the Omnibot series. This robot can react to words. In great physical condition, though no controller, and I don't ever recall trying to power him up.
Omnibot 2000. The iconic large 1980s robot, currently famous for being the robot which '1980s robot' is based on in the new Muppets movie. He's in good physical shape, doesn't come with controller but has been recently tested. His steering is a bit wonky and eyes need fixing, but otherwise is good with fully functioning arm and movement.
Hard to find Omni Jr Robot, complete in good shape, hasn't been tested for a long while, I can't recall if he's working or not.
Hard to find clean and boxed examples of Chatbot and Verbot, haven't played with them for many years, but I think they're working.
Unusual DJ Johnny Bot. This robot is a Karaoke robot complete with microphones, manual and original box. I've never tested him.
Maxx Steele is the rarest of all the robots in the collection. Ideal's rival to Omnibot 2000, due to its high price it sold less than 5000 back in 1984, and was only released in the USA. I paid a small fortune for him back in the early 1990s, I recall it cost me $500 to get him back to the UK. He's as I bought him, not immaculate, but holding together well. It's a really unusual robot, 140 word vocabulary, an LED screen on the top, and with a cartridge port in his front. Don't forget his grappling claw too, but i've honestly never even tried to power him up. He includes his rare controller (though missing battery cover), and there is a blue folder of documentation for him. There hasn't been an example of this full size Maxx Steele on Ebay for many years, I'd imagine this could be the only example of this robot in the UK.
RoboBoa from Wowee, fully working with controller, the newest of the gang.
The last of the robots includes a 'Mobile Armatron', which was working the last time I played with it. One tin robot mint in the box, and one 1980s plastic robot with swivelling hips. Both have a classic action, like those toys in close encounters.
Two Omnibot DJ Radio robots, without battery covers, a talking R2D2, and (bottom photos) a weird old programmable robot with a serial cable link so you can program him from a computer.