Nomura Robots

By | November 30, 2016

Like many manufacturers in Japan, the company Nomura transitioned into 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.


Nomura ROSKO RED ASTRONAUT ROBOT by Osaka Tin Toy Institute Japan
$449.99
Sale Ends Wednesday May-24-2017 7:35:33 PDT


70s Nomura Yamato Analyzer Chogokin Godaikin Diecast Popy Shogun DX
$158.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-25-2017 2:48:36 PDT


TOBOR CAPRI W TIN SPARKLING WIND UP MECHANICAL SPACE COSMIC ROBOT NOMURA COPY
$745.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-25-2017 7:31:12 PDT


Reproduction wheels Zoomer Robot by Nomura
$40.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-25-2017 13:47:09 PDT


Piston Cylinders for Nomura Piston Robot
$35.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-25-2017 13:47:10 PDT


Rubber Hands for Nomura Piston Action Robot
$35.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-25-2017 13:47:10 PDT


Vintage Rada Robot 1950 Nomura Japan tin Robot Spaceman
$550.00
Sale Ends Friday May-26-2017 8:00:13 PDT


TN Nomura X 70 Tulip Head robot tin toy Japan B O
$2,199.00
Sale Ends Sunday May-28-2017 3:38:16 PDT


Rare TN JAPAN TIN TOY SPACE AGE ROCKET NOMURA XX 2
$155.00
Sale Ends Monday May-29-2017 5:31:36 PDT


1960s Tin Space Toy Tank MS 85 Masudaya O Box Batt Op No NomuraRobot It Works
$11.00 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Monday May-29-2017 18:30:18 PDT


Robot Space Toy BANDAI THUNDERBIRD EXCAVATOR B O Japan No Nomura Yonezawa NR
$9.99
Sale Ends Monday May-29-2017 18:30:27 PDT


New Tin Space Tank ME 774 Bat Op O BOX No Nomura Yonezawa Horikawa It Works NR
$9.99
Sale Ends Monday May-29-2017 18:30:42 PDT


1950s Nomura Showa Tin Robot Tractor Battery Op Japan No Yonezawa IT WORKS NR
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Monday May-29-2017 18:30:53 PDT


ACCURATE REPLICA BOX for NOMURA MOON PATROL SPACE DIVISION NO3 VEHICLE MOON CAR
$175.00
Sale Ends Tuesday May-30-2017 11:37:18 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

Nomura produced the popular tin robot toys such as Astro Boy, Tetsujin 28, Zoomer Robot, and most notably Robby the Robot, whose iconic character originally debuted in the American science fiction movie classic, The Forbidden Planet. These toys were battery operated tin robots that would walk. The popularity of these toys established Nomura as one of the leading producers of walking tin robot toys during the ’50s and ’60s. The manufacturer eventually moved away from manufacturing tin toys to diecast metal toys due to its lower cost.