The Omnibot 5402 robot by toy company TOMY was released in 1984. Other robots in the their robot family include the Omnibot 2000 and the Tomy Verbot, Dingbot, Flipbot, Hootbot, and Crackbot. The main robot required a 6-volt sealed lead acid rechargeable battery for 5402's main functions, and 2x AA batteries for the integrated computer. The remote control required 4x AA batteries.
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The computer unit was also completely seperate from the Omnibot, even having a dedicated speaker. The remote control allowed you to move the Omnibot forward, backward, left, and right. You could also talk through the remote's in built microphone and broadcast it through Omnibot's integrated speaker, and play built in "robot sounds".
The original retail price was $250 USD (which is roughly $650 USD in 2021 money).
The Omnibot 5402 was about a foot tall with a:
After the initial launch, an 'Omnibot MKII" with dedicated motor ports on the back for direct control was released.
Today, the Omnibot 5402 is (still!) relatively easy to find on eBay, and prices asked range from $50 (not tested) to a whopping $999 (prototypes).
Want a copy of the service manual?
Download here the Omnibot 5402 service manual (PDF).
What's your Tomy Omnibot 5402 worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|Rare Tomy Omnibot 5402 Remote Control||06/2021||$ 298.83|
|1984 Tomy Omnibot 5402 W Box Partially||08/2021||$ 386.72|
|Rare Tomy Omnibot 5402 Remote Control||07/2021||$ 257.82|
|1984 Tomy Omnibot 5402 Robot RC Tape||09/2021||$ 243.17|
|1984 Tomy Omnibot No 5402 In Box Remote||06/2021||$ 333.99|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||09/2021||-.--|