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Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy Auctions

Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy Auctions

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by Ken Hall

All prices include the buyer’s premium

Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy AuctionsA circa 1960 Machine Man Robot from Masudaya’s (Japan) famed Gang of Five robot series, one of only a few known, sold for $84,000 at a Toys & Collectibles Auction held Aug. 9-10 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA. Also, a rare Japanese battery-operated Electroman Robot went to a determined bidder for $78,000; and a scarce 1950s Italian gumball vending machine in the form of a 54-inch-tall full-figure robot, with prizes visible inside its chest, finished at $48,000.