This is a little wind up robot made by the TOMY toy company in 1978. My mother bought it for me in the winter of 1978 as a reward for bringing home an impressive report card. I played with this little guy SO much, I'm surprised I didn't wear the gears out over the years. These little bots have been re-released from time to time, usually cast entirely in translucent plastic, and various color schemes.
There were two versions of this little bot made in 1978. The first was the one you see above, and the second had a red dome, black arms and legs, and a gold colored body. At the time, I was secretly disappointed that Mom didn't buy me the red domed robot because I thought it looked way cooler.
However.. now that I look at both versions, I prefer the orange and blue domed bot over the other. Hmm.. I just realized while writing that last statement, that this little bot sports the Denver Broncos uniform colors. Wonder if that's why I became so partial to him over the years?