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.


Exhaust for Nomura XX2 Atomic Spaceship with Spark
$45.00
Sale Ends Friday Aug-23-2019 1:01:43 PDT


Rubber Hands for Nomura Piston Action Robot
$35.00
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Dome for Robotank Z by Nomura
$85.00
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2 Rubber Track Nomura Tin Robot Tractor Bulldozer Yonezawa Space Toy Great Price
$9.99
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2x1 Coil Spring Head for Space Toy Tin Driver Robot Tin Tractor NOMURA YONEZAWA
$3.99
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2x Coil Spring Head for Space Toy Tin Driver Robot Tin Tractor NOMURA Horikawa
$3.99
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Vintage NOMURA TOY Large Size CAMERO Z 28 CHEVROLET TIN RARE
$199.00
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VINTAGE TIN LITHO B O MOON TRAVELER APOLLO Z ORIGINAL BOX NOMURA JAPAN NM
$465.00
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-24-2019 11:47:00 PDT


Gun Barrels for R1 Robotank by Nomura
$50.00
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VINTAGE NOMURA X 70 SPACE TIN ROBOT TULIP HEAD ONLY JAPAN TOY
$49.00
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-24-2019 15:53:24 PDT


1970s AZRAK HAMWAY ROBOT No NomuraYonezawaHorikawaJapan Space Toy Works
$39.99
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Original Nomura Toy Radar Robot 1950s Japanese Tin Rare Vintage Free Shipping
$2,600.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-25-2019 7:24:56 PDT


1960S Robot TIN SPACE TOY VENUS TRAVELER B O O B No YonezawaNomuraBandaiMarx
$49.99
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1958 LINEMAR SPACE TOY Friction Missile Tank Tin Robot No NomuraYonezawaBANDAI
$22.50 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-25-2019 20:55:01 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.