Toy Museum - RobotsToy Museum - RobotsUndeniably, the favourite toy of the 1950’s was the Robot.  Strong, with X-ray eyes and fire-shooting chests, Mr Atomic, Robby and Mr Mercury could take on the forces of evil.

In no time, the film and TV industry turned their minds to bringing robots to the large and small screens in classics such as Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).

Add to a child’s imagination, a mixture of tin plate, sound effects, grinding gears, flashing lights and controls, and you had the perfect recipe for a world full of fantasy and adventure.

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