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.


Rare Space Car Robby Space Patrol Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Box
$2,999.99
Sale Ends Sunday Jul-24-2016 15:13:39 PDT


Astro boy YONEZAWA ROBBY ROBOT TIN TOY NOMURA billiken shokai From Japan
$258.05
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-26-2016 7:18:34 PDT


Reproduction wheels Zoomer Robot by Nomura
$40.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-26-2016 14:11:03 PDT


ATOMIC ROBOT MAN 5 High walking Space Toy Japan 1940s Yonezawa Nomura Cragstan
$127.50 (9 Bids)
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-26-2016 17:00:56 PDT


1950s Nomura Traffic Cop Wind Up Made In Japan
$40.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-26-2016 17:37:51 PDT


Nomura ROSKO ASTRONAUT ROBOT by Osaka Tin Toy Institute Japan
$499.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Jul-26-2016 19:09:26 PDT


1950s Vintage Nomura Mechanized Robby Robot Forbidden Planet Paint Restoration
$700.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-27-2016 0:19:29 PDT


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$10.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-27-2016 6:21:21 PDT


Rare Zoomer the Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated
$349.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-27-2016 16:03:06 PDT


Vintage 1950s Robby Robot Tin Toy Nomura Japan Pug Piston Forbidden Planet
$199.99
Sale Ends Thursday Jul-28-2016 17:58:22 PDT


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$150.00
Sale Ends Thursday Jul-28-2016 23:14:24 PDT


HIGH CONDITION 60s SPAIN PAYA SPACE TOY ROBOT Japan Style Tin Nomura Horikawa
$1,190.00
Sale Ends Friday Jul-29-2016 14:01:42 PDT


MINT ASTRONAUT ROBOT SPACE SCOUT SHIP MADE IN HONG KONG EXACTLY JAPAN NOMURA
$390.00
Sale Ends Friday Jul-29-2016 14:01:42 PDT


Rare Mechanized Robby Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated Box
$1,499.99
Sale Ends Friday Jul-29-2016 16:15:23 PDT


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Check out some videos on some classic Nomura tin toys from the past!

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Yellow version of the Remote Controlled Spaceman toy robot.

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