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.


50s NOMURA Earthman Tin Toy Wind up Spaceman Robot TN Japan Works
$105.88 (16 Bids)
Sale Ends Monday Oct-20-2014 11:25:08 PDT


NOMURA ROBOTANK Z and R 1 HELMET
$42.00
Sale Ends Monday Oct-20-2014 14:23:47 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 1300 Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX
$148.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Oct-21-2014 1:09:02 PDT


Nomura Zoomer Robot Vintage Battery Operated Tin Space Toy 1950s Japan TN
$503.34
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-22-2014 6:13:03 PDT


Vintage Green Tin Nomura Robot Wind Up Toy Made in Japan
$50.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-22-2014 14:23:35 PDT


GIGANTOR Tetsujin 28 Battery Operated Rocket Pro X Plus Nomura Yonez
$149.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Oct-22-2014 20:44:41 PDT


NOMURA TOY ORIPULA SAURUS 03 PTERANODON JPA44
$20.00
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-23-2014 1:28:09 PDT


70s Popy PC 13 Space Cruiser Yamato 3 Chogokin Bullmark Godaikin Diecast Nomura
$328.00
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-23-2014 8:44:30 PDT


Vtg Green Tin 5 Robot Sparking Wind Up Toy Nomura Made in Japan
$109.99
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-23-2014 18:06:53 PDT


NEAT SPARKING TIN WIND UP NOMURA ROBOT MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE
$34.99 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Thursday Oct-23-2014 19:58:02 PDT


Nomura Super Kun Space Kart with Original Box
$499.00 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-25-2014 6:12:24 PDT


GIROPLAST Celluloid tin wind up SPACE COSMIC ROBOT AUSTONAUT copy NOMURA JAPAN
$745.00
Sale Ends Saturday Oct-25-2014 18:33:31 PDT


Vintage Raygun Japan 1950s Eagle Space Gun Nomura Ray Tin Robot
$24.99
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-26-2014 8:59:01 PDT


DX BALDIOS CHOGOKIN GODAIKIN POPY BANDAI TAKATOKU TOMY NOMURA
$199.00
Sale Ends Sunday Oct-26-2014 10:44:39 PDT


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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