Morphy’s Sept. 23-24 Toy Sale: Boxed Machine Man Sets Record at $160,000

DENVER, PA – After languishing in an attic for 60 years, an extremely rare battery-operated “Machine Man” with its original box rolled into the auction spotlight at Morphy’s September 23-24 auction and knocked down a world-record auction price for a toy robot. Estimated at $60,000-$90,000, it swiftly made lift-off and swept past expectations to land at $160,000.

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