Nomura Robots

By | August 15, 2017

Like many manufacturers in Japan, the company Nomura made a transition towards the tin toy industry in the late 1940's 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.


USED Nomura Toy Tin Tetsujin No 28 locomotive movable item 30cm From JAPAN F S
$8,573.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-18-2017 7:28:19 PDT


ALL ORIGINAL NOMURA SILVER ZOOMER ROBOT SPACE TOY MADE IN JAPAN 1956
$695.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-18-2017 18:03:01 PDT


Vintage Nomura Toy Electric remote control tin RADAR ROBOT made in Japan 1960s
$1,980.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-18-2017 20:51:59 PDT


Mechanized Robot Electric Two legged Walking 1950s Nomura Toy Reprint Edition
$1,692.00
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-19-2017 9:33:22 PDT


Nomura Space Warrior DX Baldios Chogokin Godaikin Shogun Warriors Popy
$89.00
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-19-2017 20:39:55 PDT


RARE TINPLATE STRENCO ROBOT WESTERN GERMANY CLOCKWORK NOMURA ZOOMER SIMILAR
$299.00
Sale Ends Friday Oct-20-2017 1:24:47 PDT


Nomura Tetsujin No 28 Train 60s Japan RARE
$1,750.00
Sale Ends Friday Oct-20-2017 2:05:43 PDT


Nomura Osaka Tin Toy Tetsujin 28 Robot Handpainted Prototype
$999.00
Sale Ends Friday Oct-20-2017 9:29:18 PDT


Gun Barrels for Nomura R1 Robotank
$45.00
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-21-2017 1:00:50 PDT


ZOOMER RADAR ROBOT TIN LITHOGRAPHED BATTERY OPERATED TOY NOMURA JAPAN 7 3 4
$89.88 (3 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-21-2017 15:00:39 PDT


Tin Space Toy EGE NAVE COLUMBIA B O NO NOMURA YONEZAWA JAPAN ROBOT BOX ONLY
$29.99
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-21-2017 18:06:53 PDT


S500 Space Battleship Yamato ANALYZER Diecast Model from Nomura Toys 1975
$20.50 (4 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:10:54 PDT


Reproduction wheels Zoomer Robot by Nomura
$40.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-24-2017 2:52:15 PDT


Piston Cylinders for Nomura Piston Robot
$35.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-24-2017 2:52:15 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.