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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Robot Commando from Ideal

Released in 1961 by the Ideal Toy Company, Robot Commando was a 19-inch tall robot constructed of red, blue, yellow, black and white plastic. The robot could perform a variety of operations, including moving forward, left, right, and in reverse, firing rockets and throwing missiles with his arms. A remote control wired to the back of the toy served as the control center and included a faux microphone that could be used to “relay commands” to the toy.

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