While searching for old tin toys from Japan, I came across this cool one-of-a-kind treasure. According to the artist, he painted a Space Walk Man with a Robby the Robot reproduction head and then inserted a vintage Sean Connery image (vintage Japanese toys in this style had human faces). Ingenious! If these were ever produced, what Spy Viber wouldn't want their own James Bond Robot? I know some of our For Your Shelf Only series contributors sculpted movie props, but have any of you ever crafted your own toys or collectibles like this? If you could have a talking version of this robot, what Sean Connery dialog would you program into it?
Get ready to meet MIKI ZERO, a Japanese fashion model and spy from 1965! That's right, I've written a novel inspired by Spy Vibe. More info at my website here.
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