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.


Sputnik Wind Up Space Toy Fairy Tales and Science USSR Late 1950s Rare
$1,199.00
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 10:22:25 PDT


VINTAGE 1950S SAUNDERS MARVELOUS MIKE BATTERY OPERATED ROBOT TRACTOR
$38.00
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 12:45:17 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s MARX ELECTRIC ROBOT AND SON ORIGINAL BOX ONLY
$49.99
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 14:51:00 PDT


Original STRENCO ST 1 Robot Germany 1956 atomic robot
$45.00 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Friday Oct-11-2019 17:33:54 PDT


ALPS Circa 1958 DOOR Robot Japanese Toy
$214.00 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 7:17:01 PDT


Vintage Original 1950s Cragstan Japan Robby Robot Space Trooper Black 6 1 2
$285.00
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 10:44:57 PDT


1950s DAIYA ASTRONAUT ROBOT Reproduction Oxygen Valves 2
$25.00
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 18:07:10 PDT


CLANKY THE ROBOT SPACE MAN CHOCOLATE SYRUP CONTAINER 1950s
$14.99
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-12-2019 21:38:58 PDT


LINEMAR Mechanical Easel Back Robot Japan 1956
$600.00
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-13-2019 8:34:53 PDT


1950s TIN LITHO WIND UP ROBOT SPARKY JAPAN WORKS NO BOX NO SHOES
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-13-2019 17:14:45 PDT


ORIGINAL CONTROLLER FOR ROBERT THE ROBOT BY IDEAL 1950S TOY PARTS
$9.99
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-13-2019 21:05:59 PDT


1957 1st VerALL ORIGINAL NOMURA Robby the Robot Tin Mechanized Battery Operated
$1,180.80
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-13-2019 23:16:55 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