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Robot from John Gilling's horror comedy Mother Riley Meets the Vampire. Von Housen (Bela Lugosi) created a robot to be part of his 50,000-strong robot army, but it was accidentally shipped to Old Mother Riley (Arthur Lucan). The robot was later re-used in The Avengers episode "The See-Through Man" in Quilby's (Roy Kinnear) lab.
This robot features a metal head with a glass dome; a metal torso, hips, and pincers; arms and legs made predominantly of wood and rubber; and a plastic screen on the torso, behind which faux wiring can be seen. Most of the body is painted silver.
The robot has wear from age, production use and storage, including scuffed paint and scratches in places, misshapen rubber on the arms and legs, and minor corrosion and rust on parts of the metal. Its dome is not original to Mother Riley Meets the Vampire, and was replaced for The Avengers. Dimensions: 48 cm x 120 cm x 213 cm (19" x 47¼" x 83¾")
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Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.