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Vintage TN Nomura Earthman Astronaut Robot

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So, over the summer I came across this Vintage TN Nomura Earthman Astronaut Robot toy at the flea market, and bought it for $15. It's still in the box and in perfect condition. Today , I did a google search and found that it was being sold on ebay for $1,799.99.

 

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EBAY LINK

 

 

I didn't know much about it before today, I just thought it looked really cool. There's also this video of it on youtube of it working...

 

 

Apparently, "Not an inexpensive toy by any standard, Earth Man is held in high esteem among knowledegable collectors for only the best of reasons: operational and lithographic quality."

 

I'm wondering if I should try to sell it or keep it?

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I'm going to have to ask you to send it to me for an official authentication.

 

Nice find. Keep it and sell it when you need some extra loot.

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I'm still trying to find out more about it. I found an article by a robot collector and he says:

 

"For rare and mysterious robots, this is essentially the one. A Good-condition Deep-Sea will cost $8,000, with a Mint-in-Box box version costing $24,000, the same as a nice new car.

 

Coming in as the priciest robot is Robby Space Patrol, made by Nomura in 1957. This incredibly detailed robot is battery-operated and sits atop a meticulously lithographed space car. This item is unusually rare, largely due to MGM enjoining Nomura shortly after the toy was released due to copyright infringement of the MGM film Forbidden Planet.

 

A Good-condition Robby — meaning not close to Mint, mind you — would pay a year’s tuition at a state university at $6,000.

 

A Robby Space Patrol, Mint with its original box, would buy at least two elected officials — I checked current prices on eBay — with a value of more than $30,000."

 

Nothing is mentioned about the one I own, but knowing that's it's created by Nomura, I'm sure it could be worth more than what the dude on ebay is selling it for.

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If you have that in the box with the box in good condition it's prolly worth more.

 

Ask one of these people. If you keep it you may want to know its value to insure it.

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/roadshow/series/appraisers/toys.html

 

That is a cool looking toy. Shit that is a little piece of walking art drawings.

 

Very cool find.

 

Tell us how much it's worth if you get it appraised.

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get it appraised insure it then say it was stolen from you and then sell it on ebay...

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You should keep it until you actually need the money.

Get insurance on it.

Jealous people often like to steal thunder.

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yeah, i think i've come to that conclusion. i'd just waste the money on stupid stuff anyway. so, i'll wait. people are stupid. i forgot i had it, but now i remember and won't forget.

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my mom recently went to the antiques roadshow.

they told her that the best market to sell anything to the public is ebay.

unless you want to sell at a live auction. people who are into collecting anything know what they want and are ready to spend what they have to get it.

from my experience people who lovvvvvveeee robots and collect them are willing to spend a bunch of money on them.

and from the looks of it you have something amazing. sell it. youll get a lot of money.

a good story. and it will be in the hands of someone who really appreciates robots.

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you should hold onto it for a while and the value will keep going up. emberessinly enough, i use to collect pokemon and thats what im doing with those, because eventually they will stop making them and then the price will sky rocket.

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my mom recently went to the antiques roadshow.

they told her that the best market to sell anything to the public is ebay.

unless you want to sell at a live auction. people who are into collecting anything know what they want and are ready to spend what they have to get it.

from my experience people who lovvvvvveeee robots and collect them are willing to spend a bunch of money on them.

and from the looks of it you have something amazing. sell it. youll get a lot of money.

a good story. and it will be in the hands of someone who really appreciates robots.

 

i think i'd go the live auction route, if and when i do sell it. but, you have a valid point. i really like it, but i don't love it, and if i could make some money by selling it that would be nice.

 

i'll wait to hear from the appraisers.

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i got an email from the appraiser this morning, and he wants me to give him a call. i'm assuming if it wasn't worth shit he probably would have said so in the email.

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Call that nigga!

 

Wait maybe you should give this thing to Sneak remember when someone stole his robot off his desk...

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i'm pretty sure he's going to want me to describe it in detail, and since i'm not home i won't be able to do that. i might have to wait until after work, or i'll pick it up from my house on my lunch break.

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ebay that thing. it's cool, but if you get a nice chunk of change, you can save some of it for your lil person. money in the bank appreciates too, right?

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