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Heath Co. for (Zenith) - Heathkit ®
RB Robotics ®
RB Robotics ® Still produces the RB5X®. Educational and Personal Robots.
Androbot ® Produced the Topo,® Fred® and BOB® robots Educational and Personal Robots.
Produced for IDEAL TM the Electronic Maxx Steele TM Personal Robot
All Other © Companies ®That ManufactureTM The Robots ©
All Other © Companies That Manufacture The Robots, or © Companies That Claim Ownership
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Heathkit ® Produced the Hero®, Hero Jr®, Hero 2000® and the Hero Arm Trainer®. Formerly from Heathkit, then Mobile Ed Productions, Now Proudly brought to you by the Robot Workshop! Educational and Personal Robots.
Tomy Co Ltd. produced the Omnibot line of robots from 1982 up until 1988
TOMY Co., Ltd. - In Japanese, K.K. Takara-Tomy Founded March 1, 2006 . Headquarters HQs in Japan, United States, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Thailand. TOMY Co., Ltd. is the legal English name for the Japanese toy, children merchandise and entertainment company created on March 1, 2006 by the merger of "former" Tomy (Founded 1924) with Takara Co. Ltd. (Founded 1955). However, the new company made the unusual decision to adopt two different legal corporate names so while in English the name is simply TOMY, in Japanese the legal company name is the combined name, K.K. Takara-Tomy.
Tomy produced the largest robot line of the 80's. Tomy was very successful compared to other companies, and therefore many attempted to copy Tomy's robot image (decals, colours). Robots Produced not limited to, but include: Omnibot ®, Omnibot ® 2000, Hearoid® (TTC) , Omni ® Jr. , Verbot® , Chatbot®, Crackbot® , Dustbot®, Hootbot® , Dingbot®, Flipbot® , Spotbot®
Radio Shack produced not limited to, but; include: Robie® Sr, Robie® Jr, Robie® The Talking Robot, Mobile Armatron®, Armatron®, Super Armatron®, and the Z-707 Iron Claw®
Axlon produced robots from 1984 up until 1986/7
Axlon produced a number of robots that include: Compurobot/George , Dogbot , Spybot , Talkabot. Compurobot was marketed as George in the UK by CGL but was Axlon design. The Axlon company was founded by Nolan Bushnell (creator of Atari, Androbot Inc.) in 1984. Axlon was largely sold to Hasbro.