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.


GIGANTOR Tetsujin 28 Battery Operated Rocket Pro X Plus Nomura Yonez 03
$149.00
Sale Ends Sunday Nov-23-2014 19:00:25 PST


VTG red tin Nomura radar rachet battery robot JAPAN toy space man zoomer walking
$599.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Nov-25-2014 21:04:02 PST


RARE ICHIKO JAPAN TIN FRICTION MGA SPACE PATROL X 5 CAR ROBOT ASTRONAUT NOMURA
$1,675.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-26-2014 12:00:49 PST


Nomura Tin Robot Road Roller Steamroller Battery Operated Works Made In JapanNR
$11.50 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-26-2014 19:10:07 PST


Vintage Tin Space Robot for Robot Tractor Battery Op Toy Nomura Japan
$16.73 (4 Bids)
Sale Ends Friday Nov-28-2014 10:14:37 PST


WIND UP MECHANICAL TIN TOY SPACE ROBOT NOMURA TOYS JAPAN CIRCA 1940
$56.55 (9 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Nov-29-2014 17:29:58 PST


VINTAGE WIND UP MECHANICAL TIN TOY SPACE ROBOT NOMURA TOYS JAPAN CIRCA 1940
$1,039.99
Sale Ends Sunday Nov-30-2014 13:46:24 PST


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 850 Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX
$328.00
Sale Ends Monday Dec-1-2014 9:29:16 PST


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Cosmo Tiger Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin
$188.00
Sale Ends Monday Dec-1-2014 9:31:52 PST


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$159.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Dec-2-2014 2:38:58 PST


Nomura Zoomer Robot Vintage Battery Operated Tin Space Toy 1950s Japan TN
$499.26
Sale Ends Tuesday Dec-2-2014 5:01:04 PST


GIROPLAST Celluloid tin wind up SPACE COSMIC ROBOT AUSTONAUT copy NOMURA JAPAN
$745.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Dec-2-2014 14:18:28 PST


Nomura DX BALDIOS Space Warriors Popy Godaikin TAKATOKU Chogokin Takemi bullmark
$339.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Dec-2-2014 19:34:42 PST


nomura yamato 1 850 scale not popy
$250.00
Sale Ends Thursday Dec-4-2014 3:55:31 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