Nomura Robots

By | November 27, 2018

Like many manufacturers in Japan in the late 1940's, the company Nomura made a transition towards the tin toy industry after World War II to help reconstruct the economy of their country. 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.


2Rubber Tracks Tread Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$18.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Jan-15-2019 10:53:46 PST


2Rubber Tracks Tread Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$18.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Jan-15-2019 10:54:54 PST


2Rubber Track Tread Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$18.99
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2Rubber Track Tread Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$18.99
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Parts to Space Toy Tin Robot Tractor Nomura TN No Yonezawa Horikawa Sold As Is
$9.99
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Rubber Tracks Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Bulldozer Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$9.99
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2Rubber Tracks Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Bulldozer Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$9.99
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2Rubber Track Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Bulldozer Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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2Rubber Tracks Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Bulldozer Yonezawa Space Toy BIGPrice
$9.99
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70s Nomura Yamato Analyzer Chogokin Godaikin Diecast Popy Shogun DX
$112.80
Sale Ends Thursday Jan-17-2019 8:15:41 PST


Vintage Nomura TN Wind up Walking with Revolving Arms Family Robot Red
$10.49
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Vintage Horikawa Tin Robot w Original Box Cragstan Nomura Yonezawa Masudaya Marx
$53.00 (11 Bids)
Sale Ends Friday Jan-18-2019 12:52:50 PST


ALL ORIGINAL NOMURA SILVER ZOOMER ROBOT MADE IN JAPAN 1956
$450.00
Sale Ends Friday Jan-18-2019 18:07:25 PST


VINTAGE 1950S NOMURA TN SPACE COMMANDO WITH GUN TIN WINDUP ROBOT TOY JAPAN
$375.00
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-19-2019 14:07:33 PST


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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.