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Rascal Robot

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Man I love these guys

If these don't put a smile on your face you might be dead inside.

TattooedRobot's picture
Posted by TattooedRobot on 2 May, 2015 - 09:47
Childhood

This robot IS late seventies childhood. 99 cents at the mall. Even us poor kids had one.

christ's picture
Posted by christ on 2 May, 2015 - 11:49
So much love for the Rascal Robot

This was THE toy for me in the 70's. I don't know how many I went through--dozens at least. Always had one in my pocket. He was often a stand-in for Robby or the Lost in Space robot. And the tiny jets on his back meant he could fly, too. LOL. When you were a kid with a little pocket change, this was the guy you bought when mom dragged you out to the store and you wanted a little treasure for yourself. Wish I still had one.

My friend's had access to plexiglass via his dad's work, so one day he got the bright idea to round up a bunch of our Rascals and have them "fight". This involved placing two or more on a big sheet of plexi, facing the center. Each bot was armed with a Q-tip, held in both claws. The cotton tips were dipped in fuel (usually cologne) and lit on fire. Turn off the lights, and let them all walk towards each other. Oh, the carnage...

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Posted by japester on 2 May, 2015 - 14:54
Rascal Robots Rule!

Not only do these robots look cool, but for a wind-up
toy they performed really well and lasted for years.
So many wind-up toys break inside or just sputter
along with freezing now and then. I love how my
Rascal Robots are so reliable.

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Posted by krakit on 8 May, 2015 - 01:01
 
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