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transforming toy - RM-03


  • Object:

    transforming toy

  • Place of origin:

    Singapore (manufactured)
    France (designed)

  • Date:

    1982 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bandai (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded plastic, painted; printed paper

  • Museum number:

    B.137:1 to 2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy robot, transforming into the likeness of a jet aircraft, made from die-cast metal and injection-moulded red, black and silver plastic (probably ABS). Areas of the plastic are painted to express more detail: the face and the chest; there are printed paper stickers at the knees. When in vehicle mode, the toy can be propelled along on four small metal wheels.

With the toy is its packaging, consisting of a printed card back and transparent plastic blister.

Place of Origin

Singapore (manufactured)
France (designed)


1982 (manufactured)


Bandai (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded plastic, painted; printed paper

Marks and inscriptions

'MR-03 / POPY.D.S. / 1982 / S'PORE'
Moulded on inside of left leg.


Height: 8.6 cm robot mode

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

Transformer, Robo-machine, RM-03, jet; red plastic, French/Japanese, Bandai, 1982


Metal; ABS


Die casting; Painting; Injection-moulding

Subjects depicted

Jet aircraft; Robots


Toy vehicles; Plastic

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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