1950s Vintage Robot Toys

By | July 2, 2018

Mint Robby Robot wind up toyDuring the '50s, 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 Fifties robot toys on sale.


1950s Nomura Showa Japan Robot Tractor Runs Well Lighted Engine
$43.00
Sale Ends Thursday Aug-16-2018 14:59:11 PDT


Vintage SY Noguchi 1950s MIGHTY ROBOT tin toy made in Japan Box Works
$125.99
Sale Ends Thursday Aug-16-2018 16:58:01 PDT


1950s Robert the Robot Original Ideal Mechanical Toy Science Fiction Spaceman
$79.95
Sale Ends Friday Aug-17-2018 18:43:46 PDT


ORIGINAL STRENCO ST 1 ROBOT Made in Germany 1956 Working
$525.00
Sale Ends Friday Aug-17-2018 19:38:46 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s SPACE MAN SPIN TOY GAME MARS VENUS JUPITER MADE IN JAPAN
$23.99
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-18-2018 7:26:10 PDT


1950s IDEAL ROBERT THE ROBOT WIND UP MECHANICAL MAN NO BOX Rt Hand broken
$50.00
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-18-2018 17:25:22 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s SPACE PATROL JIGSAW PUZZLE MILTON BRADLEY MB ROCKET SHIP MOON MEN
$44.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-19-2018 6:01:22 PDT


Vintage 1959 Ideal Toys Robert The Robot Plastic Remote Control Toy Version 3
$169.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-19-2018 11:15:17 PDT


RARE 1959 FULGUR VIREVOLTE MYSTERE Space Ship Car Vehicle CHR France RARE BOX
$19.90 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-19-2018 13:03:40 PDT


Atom Robot Yonezawa Japan 1950s rare tin toy robot from the Golden Era
$749.99
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-19-2018 14:02:10 PDT


Mechanical Walking Spaceman Robot Japan 1950s tin toy robot from Golden Era
$949.99
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-19-2018 14:02:10 PDT


Vintage 1950s 1960s Wood Stacking Toy Figure Spaceman Robot Brio Style 9 3 4
$99.99
Sale Ends Monday Aug-20-2018 7:53:03 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