No, I'm not dying AFAIK. Well slowly, but aren't we all?
And yes, I still love the Toddler you guys all pitched in for and bought me from Andy ~2 years ago. But there's just one last robot I need for my collection, and if you guys can see fit to chipping in again and buying it for me, I'll never ask for anything again. I understand it might take a while to raise the $100K, but I don't mind waiting up to a week... https://www.ebay.com/itm/323297573678
I'll even pony up for the $290 shipping.
This "Gang of Four" includes the Holy Grail of toy robots IMO, the rare 1958 Masudaya "Radicon" R/C robot. Uses a powdered metal coherer to electromechanically cycle through drive modes to stop, go, and turn. I've never seen one on Ebay before.
Except for this older video: