|Above, the Astro Boy figure in my collection. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Five of those companies have banded together to create an Astro Boy robot.
According to NHK:
Five Japanese companies have teamed up to re-create legendary comic book robot Astro Boy in toy form. The product marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of comic and animation master Osamu Tezuka.
The Astro Boy manga started in 1952 and was later adapted to TV and film.
The newly created Astro Boy robot stands 44-centimeters tall, one-third the height of the original.To read more, go here.