You know how there are those certain playthings that you're really sentimental over? This is one of mine. Perhaps a missile firing robot isn't a typical winsome image, but this guy is for me. There isn't a lot of info on Zanbot 3 on the internet, but it was a Japanese anime series from the late 70's. When sniffing around to learn more about these toys I've gotten the impression that they may be worth a few bucks (if you've got any info, please post it in the comments section), but these are among the few things I will never, ever sell.
It's not because I'm a crazy fan of the program (entitled "Invincible Super Man Zanbot 3" to be precise) - in fact I've never seen it. Since the late 70's I've have two of the three "space base" toys, and they combine into two-thirds of a mega-vehicle. Hopefully we'll be okay if we ever have to fight with two-thirds of Voltron.
Also great is that each space-base actually shoots a missile. Zanbot came out before the 1979 ruling that forbad toys that shot missiles small enough to choke a child. So it looks like I had my robo-fun just in time, but that's still not why I'm hanging on to Zanbot.