Nomura Robots

By | December 14, 2015

Like many other manufacturers in Japan, the company Nomura began in 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.


1956 NOMURA DRUMMING ROBOT R 57 BATTERY OPERATED REMOTE CONTROLLED TIN TOY RARE
$1,495.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 9:05:44 PDT


ACCURATE REPLICA BOX for NOMURA MOON PATROL SPACE DIVISION NO3 VEHICLE MOON CAR
$195.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 11:42:18 PDT


SH HORIKAWA GEAR ROBOT SPEED CONTROL BATTERY OP VTG TIN JAPANBANDAINOMURA
$162.50 (10 Bids)
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 14:40:43 PDT


Rare Space Car Robby Space Patrol Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Box
$2,999.99
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 15:07:12 PDT


Vintage Robby Robbie Robot Nomura Tin Toy Japan Space Man TN Mechanized Moon
$304.00 (26 Bids)
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 15:51:18 PDT


Rare Car Moon Patrol Space Division 3 TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950
$1,700.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 18:15:42 PDT


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$139.00
Sale Ends Thursday May-5-2016 21:11:14 PDT


Rare 1950s NOMURA TN Japan Robot Tin Tractor in original box
$900.00
Sale Ends Friday May-6-2016 13:33:14 PDT


NOMURA MECHANIZED ROBBY THE ROBOT HELMET
$36.50
Sale Ends Saturday May-7-2016 6:12:34 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Cosmo Tiger 1 100 Chogokin Popy Bullmark DX Godaikin
$198.00
Sale Ends Saturday May-7-2016 10:21:51 PDT


Piston Action Robot 1950s Nomura Toy Remote control Vintage Tin Toy JAPAN 545
$2,380.00
Sale Ends Sunday May-8-2016 9:00:15 PDT


Rare Zoomer the Robot TN Nomura Toys Made in Japan 1950s Battery Operated
$499.99
Sale Ends Sunday May-8-2016 13:56:15 PDT


Rare Zoomer the Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated
$349.99
Sale Ends Sunday May-8-2016 16:00:31 PDT


Rare Radar Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated Repro Box
$349.99
Sale Ends Sunday May-8-2016 16:13:42 PDT


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