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    Tobor the Great (Republic, 1954). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55"). From the collection of Wade Williams.
    Audiences were so captivated by Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still, producers scrambled to find the next big automaton for the screen. Republic created Tobor (that's robot spelled backwards) as a test pilot for future space exploration. The film also borrowed from the prior year's success with Invaders From Mars by telling the story through a young boy's perspective. Not easy to find, the large format Italian poster offered here showcases evocative artwork by Carlantonio Longi. Restoration has addressed pinholes in the borders, a small tear in the bottom and right border, and a chip in the left border. The piece now displays very well and is an essential piece for 1950s sci-fi and robot poster buffs! From the collection of Wade Williams. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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