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Retro Robots Meet Donuts: Eric Joyner Wall Decor

Sep 14, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Retro robots meet 1950s Main Street!  We’re very excited to introduce a series of metal signs, wall decals and stickers featuring the charming work of San Francisco artist Eric Joyner.     It was Joyner’s robots that caught our eye – they’re based on tin toy robots from the 1940s through 1960s, which Joyner collects

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Make Your Office or Home an Atomic Playroom

Sep 12, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Generations of children have looked up at the sky and imagined flying through space and having fantastic adventures on board their very own spaceships.  Whether it’s undertaking missions in command of the USS Enterprise, the Millennium Falcon, the Jupiter 2, or even exploring distant and dangerous planets with a robot companion like Robby or B-9,

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Begging for a Tobor…

Jul 08, 2012 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

It was 1978 and this little girl was begging for a cheap hunk of plastic that used loud noises and a remote control to operate. It was Tobor – the slogan will forever be imprinted in my mind, “tobor is robot spelled backward”. I have fond memories of decorating my little black robot with accompanying

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The History of Toy Robots

Jul 15, 2009 |  Retro Staff 4 Comments

People have been building mechanical figures as far back as ancient Greek times. In 1206, a Muslim engineer and inventor called Al-Jazari built what is believed to be the first programmable humanoid robots. They were musicians that played instruments while floating in a boat on a lake to entertain royal guests. Inventors continued to experiment

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