Thursday, December 15, 2005
Robots, repros and reality
On the Dec. 15 program we will get into some topics that need our attention.
The first is Japanese robots. On my desk, it seems forever, there stands an antique Japanese toy robot (AJTR). It is time to discuss the AJTR in depth.
The AJTRs are enjoying a renaissance. Robot Nut dot com writes, “Engineers and artists alike consider these surviving robots as important pieces of technology and some as modern art. Collectors, world wide, willingly spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for toy robots that were once thought of as cheap imported junk.”
Some of these little trinkets that cost $3.95 some 40 years ago sell for as much as $50,000 today at a Sotheby's or Christie's auction.
Plus, Repro Man on the rise; King Kong krumbles; DJ Dylan; My Space; Buddha Boy update; movie-goers going fast; and more.