CHILDREN’s Metal Mickey TV robot was saved from the memo by The Sun.
The 1980s favorite got rusty after creator Johnny Edward died last year – and a friend of his who left behind the machine has also passed away.
We found Johnny’s will and, along with the executor, got into his flat in Hackney, East London.
After battling the locks, we discovered Mickey 5ft in a recording studio with his badge, lunchbox and never-before-seen original designs.
We put him in a van and took him to The Sun’s office, where he would be.
There has been interest from the producers wanting a reboot or he could be moved to a museum.
Former singer Micky Dolenz, who produced and directed the show, said last night: “It’s great to hear that you saved Metal Mickey from the scrap metal.
“It’s ironic, because in the story, the younger brother, Ken, builds MM out of old beans. LOL!
“Anyway, I hope you find a nice home for the guy.”
Law enforcement officer Leigh Acton told The Sun: “After being locked up for so long, he gets excited to be around a buzzing newsroom.
And he will be in the safest place possible. Mickey is still in great shape and there’s a real possibility he could return to television – and that’s what Johnny wants.”
We first talked about Mickey’s plight in December. With his catchphrase Boogie, Boogie, he was a huge hit with 12 million viewers on ITV between 1980 and 1983.
Johnny voices and controls Mickey. This astute musician also wrote the 1982 No1 Christmas song Save Your Love by Renée and Renato.
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