RetroBot here, is from Dial M for Michele. She spent years building him alone in her basement, and I think she describes him best, so I'll quote:
"This is the robot of my dreams, and an extension of my love for old technology. Plus, he has all the functionality of an iPhone. (It's a shame that no one texts by typewriter anymore.)"
Put him up in your child's room and they will have no idea what he is made out of!