Atomic Robot Man

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 13

Atomic Robot Man is coming to take over your city. Look out, he’s walking down the center of the street. Run away before he runs amok!

The original Atomic Robot Man was released shortly after World War II in Japan, where there was a well-established tin toy business. Robot toys were indicative of the times, where we suddenly lived in a world with atomic bombs and rockets. The next frontier with all this technology was robots, doing the work of humans.

Modern versions of this tin toy can be found for about $15 in a multitude of colors. But if you really want to go retro and rule the world with your 1940s original Atomic Robot Man in stunning greenish-beige, expect to shell out over $1500.

Watch this original bad boy try to take over the world!