The Super Armatron by TONY, c. 1980

The Super Armatron by TOMY, c. 1980

So when I was a kid I was really into science and engineering and things like that and obviously had to go to the Radio Shack to get this lovely little thing [the Super Armatron]…it is a toy robot…and it still works. […] It came at a really important time in the 80s when people were getting used to the idea of robots…like ‘my car was built by robots, whoa!’

Museum: “The Museum of Failed Overlords”

Exhibited by John Ellis

Transcript edited by Susan Golland

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