Space-age robot art from the 1950s


Life Magazine has a great collection of robot art from Japan in the 1950s. Space travel was becoming a hot topic, science fiction was picking up steam, and toy companies were making all kinds of robot and space age-themed trinkets. Here are a few examples, with more at the Life web site.



2 thoughts on “Space-age robot art from the 1950s

  1. I had some kind of robot thing that shot our sparks when I was younger. (A long time ago) I thought it was pretty awesome. I think it walked too and shot sparks out of somewhere. Hmm…now I think I remember that I had my brother look into it and it burned his eye. Yeah, I don’t remember that toy much. Mom must’ve grabbed it.

  2. Would you be so kind as to provide a more direct link to the LIFE images? It’s not showing up in their search. Thanks.