In the 1930s the cinema introduced children to space and the adventures of for example Buck Rogers. Interest in the unknown has continued throughout this century, and both fact and fiction have always influenced the toy market.

In 1959 Corgi introduced 'Rocket Age Models' influenced by the Cold War. Early examples of robots were probably based on Robby the Robot from the 1956 film The Forbidden Planet.

Battery powered

Using battery power, space robots have been made to speak and have flashing eyes and lasers. Thunderbirds, Dr. Who and Star Wars have inspired a range of collectible figures and accessories that are sought after by children and adults alike.

Updated: 29 March 2021

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What's your Space worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
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space 1999 tin metal lunch box 1975 atv Space 1999 Tin Metal Lunch Box 1975 Atv 11/2021 $15.00
1960 horikawa super tv astronaut battery space tin toy 1960 Horikawa Super Tv Astronaut Battery Space Tin Toy 11/2021 $87.00
space robot 2008 tin toy in schylling me 100 robot blue Space Robot 2008 Tin Toy In Schylling Me 100 Robot Blue 11/2021 $26.00
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1 comment
Howardharris - April 9, 2013
hi i'm looking to buy a remote for my 2ft lost in space robot an instruction thank you !