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Many years ago, back in the early '90s most likely, I bought white metal recasts of the Fireball XL5 crew which had been part of the MPC Fireball playset manufactured in the early '60s. (Which costs a small fortune on the collectors market these days.) I had a choice of painted or unpainted and opted for the unpainted ones, figuring I could do them myself when time allowed. Guess what? Time has never allowed and they're tucked away somewhere, awaiting the application of a paintbrush by my own fair hand whenever I have a chance to get around to it.
Several years back, I noticed that someone in Canada was producing transparent recasts of the Robert figure and I finally got around to buying one a few weeks ago, which arrived today. At last, a Robert the Robot figure that resembles his TV counterpart, and even though he might not have his mechanical 'innards', it's the closest I think we'll ever see to how he should look as far as a 'toy' goes. So I'm a very happy chappie and therefore thought I'd give you a glimpse of the newest addition to my vast accumulation of stuff. (H'mm, now where have I heard that expression before?)
And if there are any toy companies out there reading this, I'd love to see a Jetmobile with Robert on it, similar to the Golden Gate one with Steve Zodiac and Zoony from the '60s. So what are you waiting for? Get to work before I fall off the twig. And what about the rest of you Crivvies? Are any of you fans of Robert, or do you have a different all-time favourite Gerry Anderson character? Do tell!