Nomura Robots

By | August 1, 2013

The company Nomura, similar to many other Japanese manufacturers, began in the tin toy industry in the late 1940's after World War II to help reconstruct the economy. 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.


TN Nomura Mechanized Robot Robby tin toy Japan Original 1957 Batt Op rare
$949.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Jan-27-2015 12:17:14 PST


Nomura 1950s Battery Operated Radar Robot
$1,125.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jan-28-2015 16:30:50 PST


TN Nomura Mechanized Robot Robby tin toy Japan Original 1957 Batt Op rare
$599.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jan-28-2015 21:50:04 PST


VINTAGE WIND UP MECHANICAL TIN TOY SPACE ROBOT NOMURA TOYS JAPAN CIRCA 1940
$1,299.99
Sale Ends Thursday Jan-29-2015 13:46:24 PST


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Cosmo Tiger Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin
$188.00
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-31-2015 4:47:43 PST


Nomura Mechanized Robby Robot Japan In perfect working order
$385.25 (8 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-31-2015 6:47:51 PST


Nomura Zoomer Robot Vintage Battery Operated Tin Space Toy 1950s Japan TN
$443.64
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-31-2015 8:23:13 PST


ORIGINAL MADE IN JAPAN BY NOMURA SPACE COMMANDO TIN LITHO WIND UP ROBOT NO RES
$26.25 (13 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-31-2015 15:02:58 PST


Space Commando with Wind Up Motor Reproduction of 1950s Nomura Violet Color
$65.00
Sale Ends Sunday Feb-1-2015 10:25:25 PST


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$159.00
Sale Ends Monday Feb-2-2015 22:45:50 PST


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$10.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Feb-3-2015 5:26:21 PST


Nomura Space Pistol Japan with original box
$169.00 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Wednesday Feb-4-2015 7:24:42 PST


1950s Nomura Mechanized Robby Robot Tin Japan first version with Original Box
$1,300.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Feb-4-2015 9:52:49 PST


1950S ROBBY THE ROBOT ORIGINAL BOX FORBIDDEN PLANET MECHANIZED NOMURA JAPAN
$1,795.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Feb-10-2015 18:00:50 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