Another fun vintage toy to shoot!
When the toy was created, it was called the "Attacking Martian" robot and was one of the most popular toys of the early 1960s. It had a chestplate that opened up with 2 guns blazing.
The robot in my photo was built in 1962 by the Horikawa company in Japan and it spawned all kinds of variations. You can learn more about it here.
I had originally intended for the robot to be sitting under a tree surrounded by lush foliage, and holding the droopy flowers but this worked out better. Is he on a date? Are they flowers for his momma? You decide :) My toys are mostly in night settings for a good reason: the light is more interesting and I can go wild! This guy was walking around in the day which made this the easiest lighting job I have ever done. It was basically a 1/4 CTO (orange) gel flash in front and a light blue side light. OK, the purple light in his head was tricky :)
I found this wagon while walking around Fort Worth, Texas. It was in a holding pen outside the Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Stockyards district. Its part of a wild west spectacle held weekly called the Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show There's a good reason Fort Worth is called the "City of Cowboys"
There's my wagon! Unfortunately I couldn't see the show while I was there but its officially on my bucket list.... One day I will see Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show !