Nomura Robots

By | January 17, 2015

The company Nomura, similar to many other manufacturers in Japan, began in the tin toy industry in the late 1940's after World War II to help reconstruct the economy of their nation. Nomura is famous for their tin robot toys such as Tetsujin 28 aka Iron Man and Astro Boy. In addition, coming off the success of the movie Forbidden Planet, Robby the Robot became a popular toy robot. These productions of battery operated walking tin robots help establish Nomura as hugely popular for its toys during the 1950s and and 1960s. In the early 1970s, the company adopted diecast metal for the production of their toys after Popy had success with their line of die cast toys. During this time, the company acquired the license to produce the Yamato toyline based on the popular animation series in Japan, Farewell to Yamato, which is related to the animation series called Star Blazers in the United States. Today, many toy collectors find nostalgic Nomura's toyline as an attractive investment for their collection.


Space Commando with Wind Up Motor Reproduction of 1950s Nomura Violet Color
$65.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-1-2015 11:25:25 PDT


NOMURA RADAR ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED SPACE TOY WORKING 1956
$795.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-1-2015 13:09:01 PDT


VINTAGE WIND UP NOMURA TIN POLICEMAN TRAFFIC COP TN WORKING
$49.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-1-2015 16:15:58 PDT


NOMURA TOY Tin MECHANIZED ROBOT Robby 1950s + 1990s parts MIJ
$719.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-1-2015 20:47:52 PDT


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$10.00
Sale Ends Friday Jul-3-2015 6:26:21 PDT


Vintage Earth Man Robot by Nomura Japan 1957
$921.55
Sale Ends Saturday Jul-4-2015 15:40:50 PDT


1950s Nomura Lighted PISTON TRACTOR Japan B O O Box No Yonezawa Space Toy Robot
$350.00
Sale Ends Saturday Jul-4-2015 19:36:54 PDT


Nomura TN Robotank Z Space Robot Japan
$229.49 (9 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Jul-5-2015 2:05:01 PDT


1960s Tin Space Toy Tank MS 85 Masudaya O Box Batt Op No NomuraRobot Very Rare
$2,250.00
Sale Ends Sunday Jul-5-2015 16:30:29 PDT


1950S TIN WINDUP SPACE COMMANDO ROBOT WORKS NOMURA ISHIZUKA JAPAN
$57.99 (6 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Jul-5-2015 18:09:14 PDT


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$148.00
Sale Ends Monday Jul-6-2015 6:10:18 PDT


Nomura TN Mini Robo Tank TR 2 1960s Japan Rare Space Tin Robot Tank
$330.42
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-7-2015 9:18:42 PDT


Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 1300 Re issue Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin
$72.80
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-8-2015 9:09:32 PDT


DX BALDIOS Nomura Popy Godaikin Chogokin voltes v bandai bullmark takatoku
$278.00
Sale Ends Thursday Jul-9-2015 6:26:35 PDT


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Check out some videos on some classic Nomura tin toys from the past!

Vintage Nomura Ishi Zoomer Wind-up Robot Toy with Sparks

Vintage Nomura Blue Spaceman Astronaut Robot with remote control.

Nomura robot toy
Yellow version of the Remote Controlled Spaceman toy robot.

50s Nomura batop radar tin robot