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Wow, so _this_ is what this toy was. I got several non-working pieces from a yard sale when I was in 5th grade, and had no idea what to make of it -- other than it looked seriously cool. Since it was non-functional, the pieces mainly became incorporated into Lego play-time.

Really neat to see the full extent of the product.

I had a small starter kit (basically, just a little two-legged blue robot that walked around using some clever rack-and-pinion gearing), and played around mostly with one at a friend's house.

Fast-forward 10 years, I've just graduated high-school, and I find a massive box full of them at a garage sale, for cheap. Floaters and chains and everything. Coolest damned toy in the world. :)

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