Numeral Robot

I have seen this little robot before. I know it's based on a Japanese character. But I don't know the name of it. Well, I didn't know the name until now. This toy is based on a character from a Japanese live action show titled "Ganbare, Robocon!"

The character starred in a sitcom-like show in Japan in the 1970s. The robot was part of a class that tried to live with humans. Robocon was the dunce, always getting a "0" grade.

Here he is...
 


Here is the front and back of the box this little guy comes in. The box measures in at 5" X 5" X 3". I don't know why, but the makers of this toy call him Numeral Robot.


 
 
 
Here is the Numeral Robot in all its glory. The robot stands about four inches tall. He runs on two AA batteries. The blue portion lifts up. There are four different gears that can be attached to the robot that will allow change the direction/path that the robot follows when I turn it on.
Here is some of the bad english written on the package. As bad as this is, I have seen worse. 
 



 
 
 

Where did this bad boy turn up? Well, not here in the U.S. Nosiree Bob! This thing came to me courtesy of my friend Ee who lives in Singapore. Thanks Ee!
Also, a big thanks to Zack, Brad, Joseph, Rich and stiv66 for taking the time to email me with some info regarding the character this figure is based on.