Schaper creates Tobor the robot

Schaper creates Tobor the robot

Toy Fair 1978- Tobor is robot spelled backwards, that blew my seven year old mind….

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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.


  • JFStan on February 14, 2010

    Tobor rocked! By the way, if you put the clicker right up to your ear and pull the trigger, it really hurt. Apparently there was a warning to that effect on the package which I had missed as a young lad.

  • Arkonbey on February 16, 2010

    What does it say about American toy manufacturers that Playmobil is still around (and still awesome and still selling), but Adventure People have totally disappeared?

  • Seventiesfan on May 15, 2014

    I still have the Tobor I got for Christmas in 1978 (I'm looking at it right now). It hasn't worked in years, but still displays very nicely next to my 8 track player and tapes.

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