Thursday, 3 November 2016
AMAZING! MAGICAL! ROBOTIC! IT'S THE AMAZING MAGIC ROBOT (THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER)...
Who remembers this little beauty from their childhood? Originally manufactured by MERIT in the early '50s, it had a good long run over the years, and, although I never owned one as a kid in the '60s, I always wanted one. It's original name was The Amazing MAGIC ROBOT, but RETRO-RANGE's version of this classic toy is called The Magical AMAZING ROBOT, but is practically identical to the first in every other way, even utilising the box art of one of the earlier editions.
The robot is bronze-coloured (or is it dark green?) in the current release, as opposed to the silver one I recall as a child, but Merit may also have used variant colours down the years, as they produced different editions of the game during its heyday. Anyway, it may have taken me 50 years to eventually get one of these classic items, but it was worth the measly fiver it cost me from a Glasgow 'bric-a-brac' shop.
If any cavortin' Criv-ites have any memories associated with this 'toy', feel free to reminisce to your heart's content in our 'amazing magical' comments section. (Incidentally, there was another version called The DALEK ORACLE by BELL TOYS, which did the exact same thing.) Bring the past back to life today, before tomorrow becomes yesterday. (H'mm, now doesn't that sound almost profound?!)
Posted by Kid at Thursday, November 03, 2016