Tomy Omnibot 2000

The Omnibot is a toy robot originally manufactured by Tomy in the mid 1980s. The name then came to apply to the successful line of robots manufactured by the company. The initial Omnibot was announced with expectations of restoring popular interest in robots, at a time when it was becoming obvious that robots with advanced AI such as R2-D2 were still a long way away.

A more advanced version of the Omnibot was called the Omnibot 2000 and did not have a plastic bubble over its head. With the success of the Omnibots, the Omnibot range quickly expanded. After the North American video game crash of 1983 and its debilitating effect on the entire nascent home electronics industry, the Omnibot faded away but it was revived in the early 2000s.

Both the Omnibot and the more advanced Omnibot 2000 had a cassette tape player built into the chest area of the robot, which slid out like a drawer to reveal the cassette and could record and playback sequences of commands, as well as regular audio recordings. The built in digital clock with timers and alarms allowed the playback of movement recordings at specified times, such as moving into the bedroom in the morning. Both robots were able to broadcast speech from the remote control handset through a speaker on the robot, and both were shipped with a cardboard 'home' base which was suggested to be taped to the floor and used as a reference point for programming.

Both Omnibot and the Omnibot 2000 could carry light objects. The Omnibot carried a specially made tray which slotted into its claws, and the Omnibot 2000 had a tray which slotted into its motorised 'accessory panel', allowing the tray to revolve cups and glasses into the reach of the arm.

Source: Wikipedia.

Updated: 8 August 2020

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Comments (7)
Luke - April 22, 2021
David, i would be interested if you still have it.
Message forwarded.
David - February 5, 2021
omnibot 2000 uk
In the process of moving house and found this old fella / interested to know it’s value and if anyone wants it
Located in Evesham, Worcs uk
David - December 6, 2020
I have Omnibot which tyres have perished can I buy some in the UK I think the tyres are to bad to 3D print
Aren't they made from rubber? I think I saw a pair on eBay USA, most sellers sell internationally. See listings here on this page.
Blake - October 20, 2020
Does anyone have one available for sale? Looking for all parts included (Full robot, remote, tray). If possible with box and instructions.
Also try here, some sellers forget the model number: all omnibots. And try different eBays by clicking the flags.
David - August 28, 2020
Jason, do you still have it?
Message forwarded.
Jason - August 8, 2020
Got an Omnibot 2000 on a trade would like to sale it I think it is in good shape
Steve - July 22, 2020
Looking for a Tray complete and or a box. Thanks Steve.
Very difficult to find parts... Also try here: Omnibot2k.com.