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.


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 850 Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX
$348.00
Sale Ends Saturday Nov-1-2014 9:56:16 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Cosmo Tiger Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin
$188.00
Sale Ends Saturday Nov-1-2014 9:56:16 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s ROBBY THE ROBOT GOLD AND BLUE BY NOMURA JAPAN
$225.00
Sale Ends Monday Nov-3-2014 19:05:18 PST


SUPER RARE 1950s NOMURA SPACEMAN TOY ROBOT complete and Working Well
$268.10 (9 Bids)
Sale Ends Tuesday Nov-4-2014 2:24:56 PST


nomura yamato 1 850 scale not popy
$300.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Nov-4-2014 3:55:31 PST


1950s Nomura Mechanized Robby Robot Tin Japan first version with Original Box
$1,650.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-5-2014 4:45:05 PST


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$12.50
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-5-2014 5:26:21 PST


Vtge Nomura Tin Road Roller Battery Operated Original Box No Space Robot Toy
$575.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-5-2014 13:57:59 PST


Nomura DX BALDIOS Space Warriors Popy Godaikin TAKATOKU Chogokin Takemi bullmark
$345.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-5-2014 19:22:49 PST


GIGANTOR Tetsujin 28 Battery Operated Rocket Pro X Plus Nomura Yonez
$149.00
Sale Ends Thursday Nov-6-2014 8:37:05 PST


Robby Robot Moon Patrol Space Div no3 Nomura Tin 1958 Battery Forbidden Planet
$350.00
Sale Ends Monday Nov-10-2014 4:20:11 PST


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 like Tin Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$159.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-12-2014 2:54:33 PST


BRASS JAPANESE ROBOT NOMURA OSAKA A MACHINING BATTERIES 1950S
$1,019.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Nov-12-2014 7:03:12 PST


TOBOR CAPRI W TIN SPARKLING WIND UP MECHANICAL SPACE COSMIC ROBOT NOMURA COPY
$745.00
Sale Ends Thursday Nov-13-2014 17:29:59 PST


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

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Nomura robot toy
Yellow version of the Remote Controlled Spaceman toy robot.

50s Nomura batop radar tin robot