Rascal Robots

Rascal Robots

Rascal Robots by Tomy were such a “right place/right time” creation. Awesome wind up robots that fit in with your Star Wars “guys”? Who wouldn’t want that?

Personally I liked to pretend mine was IQ9 from “Star Blazers”.
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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Ed H on June 29, 2017


  • Max Mills on June 29, 2017

    There is a very large garage kit of the robot out there.

  • Seventiesfan on June 29, 2017

    I've had the orange/blue robot since the late 70's, and I also have the chicken and the penguin. Over the years, many people who have visited my home have played with them. Other TOMY items I have are Pac-man and Mrs. Pac-man, two of the water toys, and of course, Mighty Max.

  • biopunk on June 29, 2017

    Much love for that robot!

  • Anonymous on June 30, 2017

    A close examination shows the Rascal Robot was based on the B-9 Robot from Lost In Space. Tomy made their Rascal shorter, wider, more "R2-ish" and gave it a rounded R2-style dome. Instant classic, especially the one in R2-blue. Rascal Robots (along with their siblings, the Pocket Bots) are slowly becoming a… *sigh* collectible., With everything that follows.

    One guy's already done credible job of getting EVERY variation.


  • Anonymous on June 30, 2017

    The guys in my school found out:
    If you are careful, you can pop the dome of a RR's head.
    Then you can put the dome in the RR's hand, + the robot will carry the dome around.
    Hmm…I had fun doing that! 😀

  • NealP on June 30, 2017

    In 1978, I found a blue-domed Rascal Robot lying around somewhere and took it home. I loved playing around with it. Still have it today but never knew what it was. Thanks for filling in that piece of the puzzle for me.

  • Greg Sargent on July 2, 2017

    I loved mine as well. I still remember buying it and trying to figure out which color to get. He sits on my desk today and walks around quite often.

    I made a 3D model of him so I could print him some non-walking friends too!


  • Jason Grech on July 5, 2017

    I recognize the bunny rabbit there. I have it on my desk at work and it still winds up and works great when I want to annoy the hell out of my co-workers. A friend of mine gave it to me a few years ago, a childhood toy she was ready to let go of. I don't know where it came from because she's a few years younger than the toy itself, maybe they sold them for a few years. Anyway, very cool stuff.

  • Umbratikus on July 12, 2017

    Mine was a companion to my Micronauts.

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