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somekindajoe
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PostSubject: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeSun Jan 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Back in the space-age, Sci-fi crazy 1960's Ideal launched a range of 6 1/2 inch tall robots....Zeroids! 'Automatons from outer space!'

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The ad that ran in US comics was probably the first time I saw them.

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(This page is probably etched into my childhood memory as deeply as the Action Man equipment manuals are!)

There were three Zeroids, Zerak, Zintar and Zobor. Each had their own speciality party trick.

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Zerak frees himself from his case.

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Zobor's case converted into a transportation vehicle to move heavy loads.

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..and Zintar used his sled to explore.

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They were battery powered and roamed around on a pair of Caterpillar tracks operated by a small motor that ideal had previously used on a range of toy boats.

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In addition to their spring loaded claws they had interchangeable magnetic hands and a throwing cup that worked via a spring loaded arm.

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My cousins and I got one each for xmas '68 or '69. I got Zintar...and still have him!

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He might not be as minty as the new guy from ebay is but give him a break he's had a hard life!

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I was really happy to pick up such a nice set of Zeroids and then I found this on the net...

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Towards the end of production in 1970 they produced a few mish-mash robots under then name of Zemo. I've never seen one for sale but I NEED ONE!

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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeSun Jan 26, 2020 4:45 pm

Loving those little guys Steve!, I bet it won't be long until Joe and Hank have repurposed them as butlers lol!

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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeSun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm

Wow Steve, you sure have a awful lot of toy robots.

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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeMon Jan 27, 2020 2:27 am

Awesome Steve! cheers cheers cheers I had that 3rd one in your 1st and 2nd pics... Very Happy
Great seeing these guys again after all these years...
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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeMon Jan 27, 2020 3:44 am

Cool stuff Steve!!!

They'll look great in the loft!!!

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeMon Jan 27, 2020 6:29 pm

Fantastic 60's robots Steve, a bit before my time but I would have loved those!

Along with Action Man, Sci Fi toys (and films) were another interest of mine and still are cheers cheers


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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeMon Jan 27, 2020 8:26 pm

gibri wrote:

They'll look great in the loft!!!

I actually got them about 18 months ago so they've been in the loft for ages already. I'm just so slow at getting around to posting threads! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: the Zeroids   the Zeroids Icon_minitimeTue Jan 28, 2020 2:33 am

somekindajoe wrote:
gibri wrote:

They'll look great in the loft!!!

I actually got them about 18 months ago so they've been in the loft for ages already.  I'm just so slow at getting around to posting threads! lol!


lol! lol! lol!

Sounds familiar... lol!
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