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Details about  VINTAGE ALPS BATTERY OPERATED DRUMMER ROBOT/One-of-a-kind Head Unique!NO RESERVE

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VINTAGE ALPS BATTERY OPERATED DRUMMER ROBOT/One-of-a-kind Head Unique!NO RESERVE
VINTAGE-ALPS-BATTERY-OPERATED-DRUMMER-ROBOT-One-of-a-kind-Head-Unique-NO-RESERVE
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Jul 21, 2012
Winning bid:
US $441.50
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$25.00 Expedited Shipping | See details
Item location:
Long Beach, California, United States

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eBay item number:
230825473101
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Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
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ALPS BODY, UNIQUE/REPLACED HEAD

Year: BODY FROM THE 1960'S Theme: DRUMMER ROBOT
Gender: FOR EVERY GREAT AND SOPHISTICATED ROBOT PERSON
Visit Store:   toyclaus

NO RESERVE....NO RESERVE....NO RESERVE SOMEONE WILL OWN THIS ROBOT AT THE END OF THIS AUCTION!!!!!

ANOTHER RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU  SERIOUS ROBOT COLLECTORS!!!!

READ ON...................................................

 PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURES CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION!!!!

AGAIN, NO RESERVE!!!! 

This is a most unusual offering.  Here is the story behind this Robot.

I was visiting a very good friend and major Robot collector.  He has some of the most beautiful and rare robots I have ever seen in my 50+ years of collecting.  All of a sudden, my eyes moved to one of his showcases.  In front of me was this "DRUMMER ROBOT".  I HAD NEVER SEEN OR EVEN HEARD OF THIS ROBOT!  I fell in love, immediately (haven't felt like that in years).  He told me that this robot originally came with a "human-type", head.  THIS WAS A UNIQUE AND RARE ROBOT THE WAY IT CAME ORIGINALLY, EVEN BEFORE THE HEAD CHANGE.

He went on to say that he had replaced the original head with another head that he felt made this beautiful specimen perfect for his collection.  I could not agree more.  This Robot, top to bottom, is near perfect.  I have been collecting toys, including robots for many years.  I guess I fell in love.  Recently, there was another robot similar to this. sold on e'bay very successfully.  Now, because I am thinning my collection, I am selling mine.

 

FOR THE ULTIMATE IN OBSCURITY AND TRUE COLLECTIBILITY, THERE'S NO BEATING THIS UNIQUE AND INTERESTING PIECE!  

 Here is how it works.  He is Battery Operated.  Has two separate
"ON AND OFF FUNCTIONS". 
When he is turned on:

1. Moves forward and walks with a separate switch.  Stops walking when this switch is turned off.

2. When you set the second switch, his arms go up and down, beating his tin-lithographed drum.

3.  When beating the drum he stands at attention and only moves when the second switch is turned on.

HEIGHT IS 11"

You must look at all the pictures carefully to see the great condition of the body and head.  All of the parts on this body are tin litho except for his hands and feet.  Substitute head is original tin litho, as well.

E'MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT PIECE.  IT MAY BE YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY.

THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, E'MAIL ME ANYTIME. 

MUST ADD $25 TO YOUR WINNING BID FOR SHIPPING, INSURANCE, HANDLING, ETC.  SORRY, OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST PAY $75

*Important Note Regarding Shipping Costs:  I am disabled and have to use a service to pack, ship, purchase supplies, make any special, odd size, shipping cartons, take to post office, insurance, Priority mail costs, etc.  Before I list an item, they tell me what they will charge to do this service for that particular item.  The amounts above represent their charges for this piece, and that is why I list these charges prominently in each auction.  I do not make any profit from this.  I STRIVE FOR "5" RATINGS AND IT IS NOT MY INTENTION TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS.  I TRUTHFULLY WANT YOUR BUSINESS.

WE DO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE ITEMS, HOWEVER,  AND TOTAL PRICE FOR SHIPPING WILL BE ADJUSTED AT TIME OF INVOICING.

14 day money back guarantee for full purchase price, minus shipping costs.  In other words, the shipping cost you paid to recieve the item and shipping cost to send item back, will not be refunded. 

Guarantee is void if your returned item is not in the same condition as originally shipped.  I do not charge "re-stocking" fees".  Packages shipped airmail outside U.S., that become lost, damaged, or held by customs, are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

California residents, please add 8.75% sales tax, or supply valid California Re-Sale Tax i.d. Number.

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On May-19-12 at 19:01:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

An experienced robot collector infomed me that the wire has been replaced.  It was that way when I purchased the Robot.  He also asked if the tabs are all there.  The answer to that is yes.  I wanted to upload this additional information.

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