Robot Lilliput arrives from China

An interesting little package arrived in the post yesterday, all the way from China. Robot Lilliput, who is just under 7cm tall, waddles along for a few steps with the aid of a clockwork motor. He is made of tin in the tradition of older toys, but would not be recommended as a toy these days; he is described as a mechanical collectible gift.

The most amazing thing is the price . . . just £2.69 including delivery! I’m certain it would cost me nearly that in postage to send him back to his birthplace.

If you would like to order one for your own collection, here is a link to the eBay shop where I found mine: CLICK HERE.

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