Retro Toy - Roberta Wind-Up Walking Robot
- Manufacturer: Schylling Associates Inc
Description by OLDIES.com:
Roberta is darling in her neon pink and lime tin print! Roberta is 7.5 inches tall and comes complete with a back on-off switch and attached wind up key. Has a fun graphic tin sign on top of box. The Schylling Collector Series tin toys are inspired by the tin toys of the past. They are a memory of what toys used to be. The unique artifacts are made today using the same time-honored techniques and processes that were employed by the toymakers of bygone era. Each tin toy starts as a flat sheet of metal that is litho printed and then cut into its many separate pieces. The pieces are collected and carried in baskets to the first stamping machine. Each small piece is picked up, positioned, punched and passed on to the next stamping machine. After many such steps all the pieces are eventually formed and the meticulous hand assembly can begin. Because this is such a labor intensive process it is easy to see why tin toy manufacturing was abandoned when plastic injection molding was developed. Now tin toys are sought after by collectors around the world.
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