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Robots: Spaceships and Other Tin Toys (German) Hardcover – March 14, 2006
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About the Author
Born in Tokyo, Teruhisa Kitahara graduated in economics from Aoyama Gakuin University. He is one of the world's most famous Tin Toy collectors, and Managing Director of Toys Co. He has established seven Tin Toy museums throughout Japan. Born 1944 in Tokyo, Yukio Shimizu graduated in photography from The Art Center College of Design. He is active in various areas of art, including commercial films and magazines.
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There are robots and space ships. A robot tractor and bull dozer have particular charm. There is a robot seesaw. Also there are moon scouts, astronauts, capsules, space stations, and rockets. There are gear robots.
Figures and scenarios are elaborate. Ball escalators are amusing. Skiers are pulled by a dog or turn on a sort of wheel. There is a ball kicker. A highly-wrought horse-race is presented, complete with painted spectators, seating, airplane, clubhouse, greenery. There is a Coney Island rocket ride.
Popeye figures roller-skate, ride a bike, a plane. The pipe is always present, (signifier). There is a girl with a hula hoop, and one with a sewing machine. A remarkable piece is a boy with a camera--highly realistic. Other characters created by comics artists are present, such as Mickey Mouse, Batman, and fantasy figures.
Finally, there are the cars. There is a TV crew bus and car. There is more than one Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Lincoln, and Packard in the collection. This is magnificent.
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A really beautiful presentation.