|Robot, Villac, France, 2000's|
OK, looks like Mr. Michelin aka Bibendum - but this is a whole new design. Made by the French wooden toy company Villac (also known for their Babar and Tintin licenses), this wooden robot is quite classic all the way. I like the no nonsense red slits for eyes. And that big red button on its belly ? NOOOO - Don't touch the red button ! Images of end of the world come to mind... Limbs are fixed to the body by strings - so they are moveable.