Toys of the Eighties, Robie Robot
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It had a remote control and had a little tray. The commercial made it look as he would be your best friend and bring you a nice tropical capri-sun. In reality he lagged on carpet and ate more batteries than my parents were willing to buy.
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    ROBIE ® SR - Radio Shack ® has created toy robots throughout the years and in the 80\'s created a line of small personal robots.

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Jamie - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Robbie robot...if I remember, you could also talk into the remote control so he'd talk, too. He got caught on my carpet. And forget it if your floor wasn't completely flat. He'd get hung up on that, too. But he did bring me goldfish crackers. Only took him...twenty minutes.
Nicole - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I saw one Robbie Robot at Radio Shack. You would put a coin in his hand and pull down on it. His eyes would open wide and he would open his mouth and dump the coin in. Then it looked like he was chewing the coin and then he would lick his lips twice to show that it tasted good to him.
Bobby - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Robie Robot was the best toy I ever owned, I had the big one with a tape player on it. My dad was really curious about how it worked and started toying with it a week before christmas while I was asleep. He acidently set the alarm and I woke up and thought aliens had landed. I ran upstairs and my mom grabed me before I could see what It was. LOL! You could actually record your voice and his moves and play them back to make him seam like he was talking and doing stuff on his own. Realy cool toy, must cost my poor parents allot of money back then. I dont remember how but it broke and my dad tried to fix it but ended up just taking it apart.
Bobby - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Robbie Sr. Was his name.
sarra - January 28, 2008 - Report this comment
my grampa recently sent my 3 year old son a robie robot! He is so cute! Everything works, I dont think its ever really been used, but I cannot figure out all the commands, I know he goes towards you if you want him to follow, but other than that, he just keeps saying "lets go!"
Dan - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted a Robbie SOOOO bad. but, my parents could only afford a "hoot bot" - remember that? a little owl? I had Hoot Bot forever...I think Robie was ridiculously priced back 200 bucks or something!!
jk - May 03, 2008 - Report this comment
hey i was wondering where i could get a replacement battery for this
Eric - August 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I just picked up robie SR ate the salvation army for $10 most 6 volt rectangular cells should work whatch the amps, you can probly get one out of a recargable spotlight (those million candle power ones. just cut the old wires off the seeled batterie put on some lugs and your off to the races(make sure positive and neg are correct
DB - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I just dug my RObie out, after about 20 years of being "in storage" (in a box). I noticed that I had left the AA battery in it and the battery acid leaked out. I charged it and put a new AA in, but it still doesn't work. The tab on the negative side broke off. Any suggestions as to how I could fix it? Is it possible that the rechargable battery is no good any more?
sd - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i got one for sale if anyones interested my robie robot sr. has everything exept the battery and the box
Dave Feeser - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a small Talking robie from radio shack. As far as I know it still works. best offer if anyone is interested. My e-mail is
Val - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved robots, I still want to be one.
tony - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
anyone know where i can get the battery door.the door that holds the Ds in place...
Naythen Hansen - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
hey i have a Robbie Sr from my childhood, unfortunatly my dog felt he needed to chew on him. anyone know where i can buy a new one? or buy parts to fix? please email me at thanks!
weenie - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Robie Sr, is in the new music video for Owl City song - Fireflies
jorge crail - April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Paxton Merrill - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey I was wondering how much you sell one of these for
Marie - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi I am looking to buy a robbie jr or robbie senior that is still woring, I had a robbie jr. when I was a kid and now I want to buy one for my 3 precious little adopted toddlers does anyone know where I can buy one at a reasonable price. Thank You. : )
Amanda - December 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a Robie Junior. I have lost the remote. Does anyone have any idea where I could find a replacement remote??? Thanks!
Abee - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I have Robie SR with everything except the battery. Has the tray, charger chord, box, manual. If anyone is interested let me know
Abee - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
And it has the controler, if interested email me
Travis - June 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I havea robie junior in the box with the owners manual. Never had a batteries in it. Everything comes with it. tray remote box.
shaun - January 29, 2014 - Report this comment
My mother was cleaning out some of my old toys and came across my old Robie Jr with tray gonna go get some batteries I was wondering how much they go for now? Anyone know
Nomi - February 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Looking to buy a ROBIE JUNIOR robot in working order. Email me if you have one to sell. Thanks!
Jim - March 31, 2015 - Report this comment
I just picked up a Robie Sr at an Antique shop for $20.00 dollars. It didn't have the battery or a charger but I found a charger that works. I need a battery, tray, remote control and drive train. Do you know where I can get these?
Jim - March 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Jim again. If you can help me, my e-mail is
bj - July 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Just bought my husband a robie sr. he loved his from his childhood. it doesnt have a battery or charger though. Would anyone have one or know where to get one?
Troy - October 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a Robbie sr robot has controller tray and tape he is all their needs a battery for sale email me
Troy - December 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a Robie Sr only thing missing is tray. If interested email
John - December 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Just came across a talking robie in excellent condition with controller in box. Batteries removed to prevent damage. I put in batteries to check out and it works great. Old school technology entertains me. For sale email me at
Casey - January 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Robie sr for sale. Missing only the tray and needs a new battery. Otherwise it's all good. Also, have Omnibot in te same situation. I am putting them on Ebay today or tomorrow. So beat the crowd and email me at
Michael - July 05, 2017 - Report this comment
have a Robi junior for sale if anyone is interested. mheath49
Mark Mathosian - February 16, 2019 - Report this comment
I still have my Robie Junior from about 1987. Had to have a battery terminal re-soldered. Other than that it is in perfect condition. Robie Junior cost $179. Back in ‘87. In today’s inflated dollars that equals about $385. A very expensive toy indeed. A well designed and well built toy robot. Worth finding and having repaired. Love it.

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