Electronic Z-Man The Brain toy robot 1956 w/ box Rare

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 16, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Electronic Z-Man The Brain Robot made in 1956 by Z-Line.This is a very unusual battery operated toy robot which resembles a Spaceman jammed into a kiddie car going for a ride. By design this toy was to be programmed for various driving patterns and launching missiles while driving along a hard surface floor. Although the toy appears to have had operating problems even when new since it comes with a disclaimer paper from the toy manufacturer with operating tips. The slip suggests to be sure the program switches are fully engaged and that the arrows are properly lined up. So guess what? I can't get this thing to work. I sent this to be repaired but got an explanation that at best this toy functions finicky. At first, I got some flashing lights and some driving on the floor. Now nothing. So consider buying this as a non-working toy. Note also that the battery-direction metal chassis plate sometimes falls out. This metal plate and the retainer clip show some rust. The metal plate has spots along an edge which may have been caused by battery leakage at one time. The toy car is of made of hard plastic. The Z-Man is soft plastic. There are several scratches and scuffs to the upper helmet (see photo). Hard plastic missiles have original aged-stickers. The glued seams may or may not be factory assembly. Pylons remain unpunched under the box bottom. The box is designed in two pieces. The base and top. Cardboard tabs that hold it closed show wear, tear, and some glue repair. There is an old piece of masking tape along the box center edge. The toy itself measures approximately12 inches long by 9 high and about 4 3/4 wide. The box measures 12 inches tall by 14 long and 8 1/2 wide. Other wear includes paint wear to the Z-Man; mainly the silver areas. The red plastic hood ornament shows fine strain cracks and a white bend spot from stress. Good original Z-Man sticker. Instruction manual included. In fact, all is original except the clear replacement light bulbs as the original bulbs no longer worked. This is being sold: As-Is for an adult collector to display. It is not for use and does not work. It is not recommended to be handled or played-with by a child of any age. Please ask questions in advance as this is non- returnable. Shipping includes insurance and tracking. Buyer must have a shipping address confirmed by eBay.