In 1999 I was contacted by a robot collector named Joe Knedlhans, founder and owner of the very impressive Toy Robot Museum, who alerted me to a candy dispenser being sold by Cracker Barrel restaurants that was clearly based on the Brain Ding-A-Ling. Luckily my sister, who lives in the south, was able to pick some up and Joe was certainly correct. These guys are the spitting image of Brain. So far we have identified four colors - blue, black, red and yellow. If anyone spots any others please let me know.
This robot along with a space car similar to the Ding A Ling Mobile was produced in Japan in the late sixities.