The Great Garloo Will Be Your Faithful Robot Servant

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 23, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Tech |

The Great Garloo circa 1961 was a robot toy

The Great Garloo was first manufactured by the Marx toy company in 1961 — this very creepy looking two foot tall battery powered humanoid lizard robot could go forward or backward and turn his arms. And for extra kitsch we wears a “Garloo” medallion and cute leopard print loin cloth. How to Be a Retronaut discovered this great commercial from 1963 for the little green guy:

And here’s a recent video of Garloo in action:

Garloo photo found via robotnut.com.

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