1950s Vintage Robot Toys

By | December 1, 2018

Mint Robby Robot wind up toyDuring the 1950's, the majority of battery operated motorized wind-up tin robot toys were manufactured outside of the United States by many Japanese toy companies.  When these tin toys were exported to the United States, they attracted a lot of interest from American children.  Because they were able to cheaply mass produce robot toys for Americans, the Japanese toy industry boomed during the 1950's. Many of these tin robots were attached to a wired remote control battery pack that kids can control while others were clockwork tin robot toys that kids would wind up so the little mechanical character would walk or spin to the delight of kids.  Many had moving parts or blinking lights that would make them more exciting for children.  This was an introduction to technology for kids for that era.  If you feel nostalgic for the Fifties, you can now shop for your own vintage Fifties robot toys on sale.


1959 Circa Yoshiya Mr CHIEF Robot Japanese Toy
$2,300.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-16-2019 11:04:05 PDT


Vintage 1959 Ideal Toys Robert The Robot Plastic Remote Control Toy Version 3
$143.65
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-16-2019 11:15:17 PDT


1950s ROBERT THE ROBOT TOY BY IDEAL Missing top light
$29.95 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-16-2019 18:00:18 PDT


Vintage 50s Saunders MARVELOUS MIKE TRACTOR Battery Operated Toy NICE
$47.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-17-2019 10:32:18 PDT


Original 1950s Ideal Messenger From Mars Space Motorcycle
$49.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-17-2019 13:25:54 PDT


Vintage Saunders Marvelous Mike Robot Battery Operated PressedSteel Tractor 1955
$20.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-17-2019 16:47:35 PDT


1950s TELEVISION SPACE MAN BATTERY OP ROBOT NICE WORKING CONDITION
$91.00 (10 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-17-2019 21:31:04 PDT


Vintage 1950s Archer Ajax Hard Plastic Space Robot Bronze Great Condition
$10.49
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-18-2019 7:35:47 PDT


Vintage 1950s Archer Ajax Hard Plastic Spaceman Metallic Green Beauty
$7.49
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-18-2019 7:35:47 PDT


1957 NOMURA JAPAN MECHANIZED ROBBY THE ROBOT WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$1,599.00
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-18-2019 8:01:20 PDT


1950s PISTON ACTION ROBOT in BOX by Showa SH Japan ROBBY THE ROBOT
$1,199.99
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-18-2019 9:59:14 PDT


1950S CRAGSTAN BATTERY OPERATED RADICAL TIN ROBOT BOX
$142.50 (15 Bids)
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-18-2019 16:09:01 PDT


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You can collect classic antique wind up toys inspired by your favorite science fiction series. Popular 1950's battery operated and wind up tin toys include Daiya, Marx, Nomura, Yonezawa, Yoshiya and other brand toys made in Japan. Now is a great time to buy and collect these tin robots as more collectors are selling their mint toy collectibles at a very fair price. Review the following vintage robot sale offers from collectors and sellers online and see what kind of deals you can buy online today for your toy collection. Also, review our menu bar on the right for more wonderful classic childhood robot toys from the past!

Nomura Robby Robot
Nomura's "Robby the Robot" Toy

1950s lantern tin robot toy
"Lantern Robot" from the '50s