1950s Vintage Robot Toys

By | April 3, 2018

Mint Robby Robot wind up toyDuring the Fifties, the majority of battery operated and motorized wind-up tin robot toys were produced outside of the United States by several toy companies in Japan.  When these tin toys were exported to the 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 '50s robot toys on sale.


Vintage RED ATOMIC MAN ROBOT Wind Up 1950s Tin Toy Unmarked
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-24-2018 7:47:40 PDT


VTG Nat The Robot Mascot Bolts Box National Screw Mfg Co 1950s Nuts Bolts
$25.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-24-2018 20:07:18 PDT


50s TECHNOFIX ROCKET SPACE SHIP US Zone Germany FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
$89.95
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-25-2018 11:11:06 PDT


ALL ORIGINAL NOMURA SHOWA PISTON ACTION ROBOT ROBBY + BOX 1957
$445.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-25-2018 17:07:01 PDT


Mechanized Robot 1950s Nomura Toy Reprint Version Osaka Tinplate
$1,168.50
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-26-2018 8:23:52 PDT


Circa 1950 1964 Mechanical MEGO MAN Robot Manufactured by Yoneya for Mego
$52.00
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-26-2018 18:53:52 PDT


Robots tin toys space toy POSTER 34 x 235 with 27 robots from 50s and 60s
$9.44
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-26-2018 22:57:10 PDT


VINTAGE WILLY THE WALKING CAR VINTAGE TIN BATTERY CAR JAPAN 1950s
$20.00
Sale Ends Friday Apr-27-2018 11:32:24 PDT


THE AMAZING MAGIC ROBOT GAME by MERIT ENGLAND VINTAGE c 1950s FIGURAL ROBOT
$19.99
Sale Ends Friday Apr-27-2018 11:45:59 PDT


1955 EXTREMELY RARE ORANGE SPACE DOG BATTERY OP KO MARK YOSHIYA JAPAN TIN TOY
$1,500.00
Sale Ends Friday Apr-27-2018 12:45:02 PDT


Vintage Robot Ideal 4049 Robert the Robot with Orig Box 1950s Parts Very Nice
$45.00
Sale Ends Friday Apr-27-2018 17:32:19 PDT


Z Man Super Rare Vintage 1950s 60s Plastic Battery Operated Robot Car Space
$149.00
Sale Ends Friday Apr-27-2018 18:15:53 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!

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