ZEROIDS – workers of the future

“From the planet Zero come the incredible workers of the future – grabbing, pinching, clawing, carrying, attracting, throwing, pushing, pulling and hauling. From turret to track they are realistically simulated in awesome detail.”

I love how in 1972 the Ideal toy company was using the word “awesome” to describe one of its products – awesome being a word heavily in use today to describe… well… awesome things. Things like toy robots. Things like Zeroids!

Zeroids was a line of battery-operated motorised robots able to propel themselves across surfaces. They appeared on toy shelves in 1967 and underwent a rebrand in the late 70s and more recently in 2016 by the Toyfinity company. The original robot characters in the line are Zobor the Bronze Transporter, Zintar the Silver Explorer, and Zerak the Blue Destroyer.

UK. Ideal catalogue page. 1972.

3 thoughts on “ZEROIDS – workers of the future

    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      I’d never heard of them either and had to do a double take as at first I thought they were something to do with the Zeroids from Terrahawks! Maybe Gerry Anderson hadn’t heard of Ideal’s Zeroids when he chose that name? Or he just thought sod it, old robot line discontinued, I’ll nick it lol 🙂

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